April 4th, 2014
Richard Ethan Miller, 18, of Benton, left this world to be with his Lord on April 1, 2014. He was born in Little Rock, on February 21, 1996 and was a senior at Bryant High School. Ethanâ€™s happiness, good-humor, and love of Christ, family, and friends are tenants of his legacy. A stranger to no one, a shoulder to lean on, and a hug when you needed it were just a small part of his true being. He enjoyed the outdoors, music, friends, and making ropes at work. But as everyone who knew Ethan, it was his sparkling eyes of care, heart of love, and huge smile of kindness that will be missed.
Ronnie â€śSmutâ€ť Smith, 67, of Benton met his savior Tuesday, April 2, 2014, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock in the presence of his loving family.
He was born May 20, 1946, in Little Rock to the late Bill and Francis Louise Smith and worked as a pump packer for Alcoa.Â
He is survived by his wife Dorothy; a son, Shane Smith; a daughter, Pepper Hobby (Nathan); and his beautiful granddaughter, Allie Raine Hobby, all of Benton. Ronnie is also survived by a sister, Wanda Kaiser of Kemah, Texas, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Horace â€śButchâ€ť Jones Jr., 44, of Benton passed away March 31, 2014. He was born Dec. 25, 1969, to the late Horace O. Jones Sr. and Lorella Carol Jones.
He is survived by his sisters, Rella Sanders and Stephany Alhajjaj, and a brother, Fred Jones.
He also is survived by his nieces and nephews, Kayla Mitchell, Jenna Jones, Janelle Sanders, Jebry Alhajjaj, Timmy Sanders, Layla Alhajjaj, Ramsey Alhajjaj, and Ally Alhajjaj. Also surviving are his aunts and uncles, Marvis Hankins, Jan Leal, Pat Scott, Donald Wills, Pixie Wiggs, Deri Wills, Dennis Wills, Gina Gilmore and Barbara Hines.