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Lloyd Shirley

Apr 01, 1942 - Dec 04, 2023

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Benton, AR

Lloyd Luther Shirley, age 81, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2023, with his family lovingly by his side.Lloyd was born in Gravel Ridge, Arkansas, on April 1, 1942, to Wilbur and Floy Owens Shirley. He attended grade school and high school in Sylvan Hills and graduated in 1960. After working for a year, he traveled to St. Paul, MN, to attend Apostolic Bible Institute, where he met Nancy Eikamp from Cochrane, WI. Lloyd & Nancy were married on August 24, 1963. After graduation from coll...Read More

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Carolyn Janet Goshien

Aug 15, 1942 - Mar 01, 2024

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Benton, AR

Carolyn Janet Goshien, 81, of Benton passed away March 1, 2024. She was born August 15, 1942 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Luther and Zudie (Bailey) Fowler. In addition to her parents, Carolyn was welcomed into Heaven by her brother, Alfred Fowler. Carolyn graduated from Central High School in 1960 as an honor student and cheerleader. She was an active member of Corinth Missionary Baptist Church for several years. Most importantly, she will be lovingly remembered for her dedication to her family. She loved them dearly and was a wonderful homemaker. In her spare time, Carolyn could be found tending to her yard and garden, where she grew hydrangeas, roses, and Carolina jasmine. She was blessed with musical talents, playing the piano specifically, and used her gift to play at church and weddings. She was also a fantastic cook, with her specialties being spaghetti, chuck roasts, and Coca-Cola cake. Those left to cherish the memories of Carolyn include her husband of 64 years, Gerald “Jerry” Goshien; children, Angie (Richard) Fulcher and Brad (Ann) Goshien; grandchildren, Beau (Allison) Fulcher, Holt (Whitney) Fulcher, John Goshien, and David Goshien; great-grandchildren, Nora, Lela, Sadie, and Mack Fulcher; as well as extended family. Funeral services will be 2 PM, Friday, March 8, 2024 at Pinecrest Funeral Home. Visitation will be 1 PM, at the funeral home. Carolyn will be laid to rest following the service at Forest Hills Memorial Park.

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Ira Franklin Moseley

Aug 20, 1922 - Feb 29, 2024

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Benton, AR

Ira Franklin Moseley (Frank), 101 years, 6 months, 9 days old, passed away February 29, 2024. He was born in Conyers, GA on Sunday, August 20, 1922, to the late Andrew Jackson and Florence Lorena (Dunn) Moseley. Frank was an avid wood worker, furniture builder, mechanic, and gardener. He loved all dogs, pies, and old cars! Frank served in the US Army for 7.5 years under General Patton during WWII. He then served in the US Air Force and retired after 14.5 years of service. Once a civilian, Frank worked for Sears as a traveling repairman where he was the ‘Go To’ man that could fix things that no one else could. After 20 years of service with Sears, he retired from there before working odd jobs to stay busy.Frank was blessed to find Love, not once but twice, and was married for a total of 69 years. He would be the first to tell you that his truest love was the late Mickey Erma Moseley who he was married to for 33 years before she passed in 2014. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, 2 wives (Hazel Newton and Mickey West), 2 brothers (Clifford and Howard) and 3 sisters (Lula, Doris, and Pearl). Graveside service will be at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at Salem Cemetery in East End.

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Alton Orvel Pack

Jul 29, 1936 - Feb 26, 2024

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Benton, AR

Alton Orvel Pack, 87 of Benton, Arkansas passed away on February 26, 2024. Alton was born July 29, 1936 in Orange Grove, Texas to Gussie A. Pack and Johanna Brandt Pack. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Gus, Milton, Sisters Ruby, Violet, and Mary. Alton Graduated from Robstown High School, in Robstown Texas in 1955. He moved to Arkansas in 1958 and began working at Arkansas Power and Light (Entergy) eventually training as a Underground Cable Splicer and worked a total of 41 years. He was known as ''Tex'' by his crew. He loved his job and always said he would rather work than be retired. On arriving to Arkansas, Alton attended Oak Forest Assembly of God, Central Assembly of God, Geyer Springs Assembly of God, then North Little Rock First Assembly of God for the last several decades. Alton played the trombone in the church orchestra at regular church music services and holiday events until his early 80's and loved this service to the Lord. Alton also played for the Hot Springs Orchestra for several years playing at many venues and events which he enjoyed participating in. Alton was a wonderful Father and Grandfather. He was always available to his family. He loved camping, gardening, cooking out, swimming in the lakes, and going to the beach. He was a easy companion to be around. Alton is survived by his Son; Alton Jerome Pack, Daughter; Jacqueline ''Cara'' Holland (Mark), 3 grandchildren; Nathan Holland (Angela), Devin Holland (Elizabeth), Ashley Holland (Wyatt) 7 Great- grandchildren; Abby Holland, Baylee Holland, Madi Holland, Liam Holland, Ava Harvill, Alaina Harvill, and Riggs, Harvill. Brothers; John, Willie, Sisters; Norma, Laura, Betty Jo, Darlene and Katherine. Visitation will be held at 1:00PM, March 2, 2024 at Roller Alcoa Funeral Home, with the Funeral Service to be held at 2:00PM. Burial will follow at Lee Cemetery.

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Jay Allen Anderson

Jun 05, 1945 - Feb 26, 2024

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Benton, AR

Jay Allen Anderson, also known as "Jackie", was born in Benton, Arkansas, on June 5, 1945. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Jackie on February 26, 2024.Jackie displayed his strong work ethic and commitment to provide for his family after working for Alcoa for 27 years.Jackie found joy in simple pleasures, particularly hunting and fishing. These hobbies allowed him to connect with nature and find peace in the great outdoors.Jackie was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years, Frankie Anderson, his parents Olen"Red"Anderson and Margaret (Haley) Anderson and brothers Ronnie, Donald and James Anderson.He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Kelly Faulkenberry, and son, Rick Curtis, both of Benton, Arkansas. Additionally, he is survived by his 2 grandchildren: Emily Pugh of Howe, Oklahoma and Jennifer (Rick) Wallace of Ward, Arkansas; his 4 great-grandchildren: Ellie Mae, Pake, River, and Ashley; and 1 great-great-grandchild Cam. Jackie is also survived by 2 sisters Laverne Hughes of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Julia Montague of Benton, Arkansas; and by numerous other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.Arrangements entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.

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Roena Louise Robinson

Jan 13, 1952 - Feb 19, 2024

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Benton, AR

Roena Louise Robinson, 72, of Benton went to be with the Lord on February 19, 2024. She was born January 13, 1952 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to the late Marietta (Fairweather) and Ralph Goacher Sr. In addition to her parents, Roena was welcomed into Heaven with open arms by her brother, Ralph Goacher Jr. Roena will be lovingly remembered for her bubbly, upbeat personality and laughter. She was the happiest person you’ll ever meet and was always giggling. Roena was a beacon of light and could see the bright side of every situation, even the bad ones. She had many careers throughout her lifetime, first as a key punch operator for the United States Air Force where she met her husband; then she worked as a florist, in-home healthcare worker, greeting card manufacturer, and lastly her favorite, a bus driver for the handicap. Her most important role, though, was wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She cherished her family dearly and always enjoyed the two week summer vacations the whole family took every year. She loved going to church, reading her bible verses and singing in the choir. Roena was also a talented baker and enjoyed making pies and cakes for family and friends’ birthdays and special occasions. Those left to cherish the memories of Roena include her husband of fifty-two years, Don Robinson; her two daughters, Celeste (Jason) Pearson and Cheryl (Steven) Nichol; grandchildren, Drusilla Westfall, Harley Westfall, Emma Jackson, and Jase, Jaylen and Joshua Pearson; great-grandchildren, Levi Westfall, Anna-Faye Hendricks and one on the way; siblings, Tony (Mary) Goacher; and several extended family and friends that will miss her dearly. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at Pinecrest Funeral Home. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service, 1:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Roena will be laid to rest following the service at Pinecrest Memorial Park.

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Margaret Butler Burrell

Mar 10, 1928 - Feb 18, 2024

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Benton, AR

Margaret Butler Burrell died on February 18, 2024. Born March 10, 1928 to Noel and Gladys Butler in Vicksburg, Mississippi. After living in Jackson and Natchez, Mississippi, she moved to Benton, Arkansas in 1937. She graduated from Benton High School in 1946. She and Billie Sue Kauffman tied for class salutatorian. Margaret and Billie Sue (Sudie) were roommates at Stephens College for women in Columbia, Missouri, and became sisters-in-law when they married brothers. After living in Southern California for 25 years she returned to Benton, Arkansas in 1982. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, brother; Noel Butler Jr., Sister; Zilpah (Zip) Steed, her godchild and nephew James Steed Jr., and her husbands Eulos Holland and Ben Burrell. She is survived by her son; Kurt Holland (Ramona), stepson; Jim Burrell, granddaughter; Amanda George (Collin), great grandson; Maddox, and many more adored nieces, nephews, and friends. Margaret retired from the court system of San Bernardino County, California in 1981. She enjoyed playing bridge and volunteering. She was certified by the library of Congress as a braille transcriber, active in C.J Cohn, and Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. On Saturday, February 24, 2024 the visitation will be held at 10am and the memorial service will be held at 11am, both at Roller-Alcoa Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the Arkansas School of the Blind or Our Lady of Fatima School student fund.

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Ann Chambers Hope

Sep 13, 1936 - Feb 18, 2024

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Benton, AR

Ann Chambers Hope, age 87, of Benton, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2024. She was born September 13, 1936, in East St. Louis, Illinois. Her family moved to Benton when she was 6 when her father, Mark Chambers, was sent to build the Reynolds Metals Plant in Bryant. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Benton, an elementary school teacher, and a retired homemaker. She focused on raising her two sons and providing them with a loving home. She loved waking up her boys up each morning with a freshly squeezed glass of orange juice and cooking family meals each evening. Ann was known as Granny Ann to her family. She loved everyone with her entire heart. She and Bill, Sr., were known for taking friends into their home in times of need. Lately, her best days were spent sitting on the back porch, watching the ducks on the lake with her coffee, and all of her family and friends being around. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mark and Pat Chambers; husband, William (Bill) Hope, Sr.; her sister, Ruthie Jones, and daughter-in-law, Brenda G. Hope. Ann is survived by two children, William (Bill) Hope, Jr. (Debbie), and Richard C. Hope (Robin); three grandchildren, William W. Hope, III (Amber), Jonathan L Hope (Devan), and Dina Hope-Moore (Thomas); and eight great-grandchildren, Shelby N. Hope, William W. Hope, IV, Marlea B. Hope, Logan T. Hope, Jack L. Hope, Vivian G. Hope, Dillan Moore, and Blake Moore. Pallbearers will be William W. Hope, Jr., Richard C. Hope, William W. Hope, III, Jonathan L. Hope, William W. Hope, IV, Logan T. Hope, and Jack L. Hope. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, at Ashby Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 26, at Ashby Funeral Home, with burial at Pine Crest Memorial Park.

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Lynn C. Lewis

Oct 23, 1954 - Feb 19, 2024

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Benton, AR

Lynn C. Lewis, age 69, of Benton, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024. She was born October 23, 1954, in Little Rock. Lynn was an avid reader, and enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She was preceded in death by her Father and Mother, Hulon G. and E. Virginia Lewis. Lynn is survived by her Sister, Virginia Dale Skinner, Brother in law Curtis Skinner. Her Son, T J Lewis, Daughter in law, Catherine Lewis, Grandchildren Logan and Julia Lewis. Nieces Laura Pardue (Jerry), Chanda Skinner. Great Nieces and Nephews, Abby Croft (Connor), Hannah Skinner, Garrett Witherspoon, and Grant Pardue. A memorial service celebrating Lynn will be held Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Ashby Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation be made in Lynn’s memory to the Saline County Library.

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Melba Dean Harris

Jan 15, 1932 - Feb 19, 2024

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Benton, AR

Melba Dean Harris age 92, of Benton, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024. She was born January 15, 1932 in Benton. Melba was a housewife and a member of Glazier Peau Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl Smith and Donia Bradberry Smith, husband, Thurman Harris, two brothers and two sisters. Survivors, sons and daughters-in-law, Gary D. (Clarisse) Harris, Derwin (Cindy) Harris, daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Paulette (Charles) Marshall, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Friday at Ashby’s. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Friday at Ashby Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at Pine Crest Cemetery. Minister will be Bro. Don McCutcheon. Pallbearers: J.D Harris, Michael Marshall, Cameron Marshall, Ethan Harris, Jonathan Tillery, Chandler Tillery, Laine Harris, Kaleb Marshall, and Jimmy Beckwith. Online guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com

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George Ellis Benham

Dec 30, 1938 - Feb 14, 2024

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Benton, AR

George Ellis Benham, 85, of Benton, Arkansas, passed away while surrounded by his family on February 14, 2024 in Benton. George was born to Robert and Lottie (Jones) Benham in Brinkley, Arkansas, in 1938 and grew up in the rural community of Aubrey with his nine siblings. He attended Marianna High School and began working as a linesman for survey crews. He became a professional surveyor and worked for Affiliated Engineers for more than 40 years where he managed several large projects, including one that brought him and his family to Benton, Arkansas, where he raised his family and lived the rest of his life. George grew up a time where family was the foundation for life. His relationship with his brothers formed an unbreakable bond that went beyond bloodlines and helped blend families and sew friendships throughout everything they were involved in. George was a faithful member of Park Place Baptist Church where he took great pride in starting everyone's Sunday morning with a good cup of coffee. He was an avid outdoorsman and cherished his time with hunting and fishing with family and friends. When not in the woods, he spent his Falls watching Benton Panther and Arkansas Razorback football. George is survived by two brothers: Bill Benham (Mary) and Don Benham (Romona), both of Benton; seven children: Terry Benham of Benton, Elaine Hodkin (Ellis) of Benton, Victoria Allbritton of Fayetteville, Donna Ashlock (Alan) of Little Rock, Melinda Johnson of Hot Springs, Faith McJunkin (Bobby) of Benton, and Billy Ashlock (Candice) of Benton; and fifteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Karen; his best friend Ken Medlock (Billie), seven siblings and one grandchild. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 21st, at Park Place Baptist Church in Benton, with Pastor Gary Lambright officiating. Visitation begins at 9:00am followed immediately by the Service at 10:00am. Graveside service will be held at 11am at Pine Crest Memorial Park in Alexander, Arkansas. Roller-Alcoa is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Pallbearers will be Bill Benham, Ken Benham, Chris Benham, Zac Benham, Ethan Ashlock, and Brody Overall. Honorary Pallbearers are Randy Benham, Kevin Benham, Alan Burke, Todd Stone, Jax Overall [[]CHURCH FRIENDS] The family wishes to extend their gratitude for the outpouring of support from all of the lives that George touched. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Park Place Baptist Morning Fund.

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