March 24th, 2014
Jimmy Richard Smith, 83, of Benton passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014.Â
He was the son of Richard and Floy Smith, who preceded him in death. He was also predeceased by an infant sister, Louise; and his brother-in-law, H. A. Steele.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Bertha Mae Dobbs Smith; a daughter, Deborah of Benton; two sisters, Patsy Smith Steele and Pam Smith Newcomb (Gary) of Benton; two brothers, Ronnie Mac Smith (Brenda) of Benton and Robert â€śBobâ€ť Smith (Sue) of Pine Bluff; and several nephews, nieces and close friends.
Christine Brown, 62, of Hot Springs Village, a devoted Christian and loving wife and mother, went to her eternal home in heaven on Friday, March 21, 2014, in Hot Springs.
Chris was born in Panama City, Fla., to Leslie and Mary McCullough on Oct. 3, 1951.
She was raised with her sister, Gearldine, and her brother, Jim. She graduated from Vernon High School in 1970 and was beloved by her classmates in Vernon, Fla.
Robert Manning Jones, age 82, of Bryant passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014. He was born May 11, 1931, in Hope, Arkansas.
Robert graduated from Henderson State University and was a member of Kappa Sigma Kappa. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of Bryant First United Methodist Church.
Robert owned and operated a construction company with his son in Bryant for more than 20 years.
He was an avid runner and once completed the Houston Marathon.