July 14th, 2011
Mary Louise Sadler Drye, 85, of Mena passed away July 12.Â She was born to H.K. (Kagler) and Betty Sadler on December 31, 1925, in Bauxite.Â She was the third child in a family of nine children.Â She grew up in Bauxite, met and later married Monroe Drye of Benton on April 3, 1942.Â Monroe and Louise were married for 49 years until his death in 1992.Â They were blessed with five children.Â She and Monroe made their home in Mena for most of their married life and raised their children there.
Stacy Slatton Ellison, 46, of Wylie, Texas passed away on July 12 at The Medical Center of Plano in Plano, Texas. She was born in Little Rock to Frank and Kitty Slatton of Hot Springs on December 18, 1964.
The funeral ervice for retired Judge Edwin Carden, 80, will be at 2 p.m., Thursday at First Baptist Church of Claremore, Okla. The Rev. Sam Nichols will officiate.Â Ed will be laid to rest at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.Â Visitation was held, Wednesday, July 13, at Rice Funeral Home.Â Ed passed away at his home on Monday, July 11.Â â€¨Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
JoAnn Montalvo, 69, of Benton died Tuesday, July 12. She was born February 13, 1942, in Bauxite. She attended grade school at Bauxite and graduated from Mt. St. Maryâ€™s in Little Rock in 1960. JoAnn was an occupational therapist and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Benton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe E. and Lupe Montalvo.
Â Survivors include three brothers, Henry, Manuel and Tony, and three sisters, Olga, Angeline Blanche, and Mary Alice.
Densel W. Dyer, 81, of Benton passed away on July 10, with his family by his side.Â Densel was born on July 28, 1929, to the late, Charles and Maude Dyer in Little Rock.Â He retired from Alcoa after 33 years. He was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church for 58 years and a member of the Kate Wright Sunday school class.Â Densel was a very loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.Â He loved wood carving, fishing and hunting.Â Being with his family was his most treasured times.
Charles â€śCharleyâ€ť Morris Edmonson, 62, of Benton, passed away Monday, July 11. He was born February 1, 1949, in Bauxite.Â Charley retired as a First Sgt. from the U.S. Army, then worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years, until his retirement in February.Â He was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church where he served as deacon.Â Charley was preceded in death by his parents, Lofton and Corene Edmonson, and two brothers, Wayne Edward Edmonson and Ronald Morgan Edmonson.
BENTON â€” Leading by one run in the bottom of the sixth, Benton McClendonâ€™s Appliance Senior Legion baseball team managed to plate two more runs to take a 10-7 lead over Jacksonville.
Corky Welch was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning and, after a passed ball, was able to move to second. A balk, a walk to Ryan Besancon and a sacrifice bunt by Austin Hicks got the runners into scoring position.
Welch later scored on a wild pitch and, with two outs, Ryan Bewley picked up his second hit of the night with an RBI single to plate Bescancon.
Rev. Fayne W. Wilson Jr., 56, of Benton died Sunday, July 10. He was born July 15, 1954, in Benton. Fayne was preceded in death by his father, Fayne W. Wilson Sr. and his wife, Jean Wilson.
He is survived by his mother, Erna Wilson-Rea, of Benton.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ashby Funeral Home Chapel.
Cremation arrangements are by Ashby Funeral Home.
Services for Opal Cleo Ivy Browning, 96, Bossier City, Louisiana, will be held at 12 p.m., Wednesday in the Hill Crest Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ray Raney of First Baptist Bossier officiating.Â Interment will follow in the Hill Crest Memorial Park in Haughton, La.Â The family will be receiving guests for visitation from 11 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday at Hill Crest.Â
Jerry Wayne Stewart, 64, of Benton, passed away Sunday, July 10.Â He was born September 29, 1946, in Poteau, Okla.Â Jerry was an attorney in Benton for 30 years and was an avid horse racing fan.Â He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Nadine Stewart, and twin daughters, Jerilyn and Melissa Stewart.
He is survived by his son, Jay Stewart and wife, Magen of Little Rock; brother, Larry Stewart of Ft. Smith; granddaughter, Haylee Stewart of Benton and his former wife, Linda Stewart.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Ashby Funeral Home.