June 4th, 2011
Linoel Dwain Boyette, age 58, of Benton, passed away Friday, June 3, 2011.Â He was born March 22, 1953 in Benton, Ark.Â
Dwain was preceded in death by his father, Don Boyette.
He is survived by a son, Anthony Boyette and wife Sherri of Benton; a daughter, Shelly Boyette of Malvern; his mother, Shirley Boyette of Benton; two brothers, Kenneth Boyette and John Boyette, both of Benton; a sister, Christina Bradshaw of Benton; and five grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 6, at Ashby Funeral Home with burial to follow at Harmony Cemetery.
Mary Louise Gilbert, 85, of Benton passed away on June 2, 2011.Â
Mary was born on Aug. 25, 1925, to the late Thomas and Ellen Miller in Fairview, Ark.
She was a member of Christ Church for over 30 years; she would always start her day by reading her Bible.Â Mrs. Gilbert enjoyed singing, reading, word search puzzles, taking photos and spending time with her family.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 59 years, Junior Gilbert; two brothers; and three sisters.
Mary Gusaline Thompson, age 80, of Benton, passed away Friday, June 3, 2011.Â She was born November 18, 1930, in Bauxite, Ark.Â
Mrs. Thompson was retired from Saline Memorial Hospital and a member of New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gus Alfred and Audrie Neal Shiftlett, and a sister, Carmen.
BENTON â€” It didn't take long for Bauxite senior Tristan Rogers to find her groove. Before Friday's annual charity basketball game, Rogers said "it had been a while" since she had shot the ball or played.
It didn't seem to matter though as she scored three points off the bench in the first quarter and would finish the game with about 14 points, including four three-pointers.
Rogers, an all-conference player for the Lady Miners, said afterward, "You never lose it."
Jerry Dean McVay of Durano, Colo. died of coronary heart disease Monday, May 23, 2011, at his home.Â He was 60.
Mr. McVay was born August 24, 1950, to Gerald and Mildred McVay in Iowa.Â During his life he lived in Iowa, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Arkansas.Â He lived in Arkansas for 22 years before moving to Durango in April 2007.
He worked as a janitor at Walmart for more than a decade, first in Arkansas and then in Durango.
Mary Virginia Barrett, age 79 of Little Rock, passed away on May 28, 2011. Mrs. Barrett was born on May 9, 1932. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold F. Barrett and her parents, Lynn E. and Marie Thompson.
Henry Joe Hajek, Jr. of Benton passed away on May 31, 2011. Henry was born on November 24, 1927, in Flatonia, Texas to the late Henry, Sr. and Angelina Hajek. Mr. Hajek was a veteran of both the Army and Navy and was retired from Pat Salmon & Sons. He was also a member of Highland Heights Baptist Church.
Helen Price of Benton passed away Monday, May 30, at age 78.Â She was born April 17, 1933, in Cabot.Â Mrs. Price was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, E. C. Price; parents, David Allen and Lissie Mae Johnson; brother, Harold Snyder; and sister, Betty Bryant.
Linvel Henry Cranford, 90, of Little Rock passed away on Monday, May 30, 2011.Â Linvel was born in Amity on August 26, 1920, to William and Laura Cranford who have preceded him in death.Â He is survived by his loving wife of over 65 years, Violet.
Lena Mary Ramsey, age 95, of Benton, passed away May 28, 2011.Â She was born July 16, 1915, in Palestine, to the late William Alfred Clark and Lovie Gillis Clark.Â
Ms. Ramsey had a deep faith in Christ, and was very independent.Â She was often called â€śSunshine,â€ť as she always looked toward the positive side in life.Â She owned a store and flower shop for many years.Â
She was preceded in death by her husband, Newell P. Ramsey.Â She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred Jerome Clark and Nathan L. Clark and three nephews, Aubrey Dean Brewer, Robert Clark, and Calvin Ritchey.Â