Obituaries Beginning With B

Bagley Hughland H. Hughland H. Bagley of Benton died Friday, March 17, 2000. He was 82. He was born Aug. 30, 1917, to James Ben and Jemimy Brazil Bagley. He retired from Alcoa as a sinter plant operator after working there for 26 years. He served in the Army as a medic in Europe during World War II. He was a member of Saline County Farmers Association, and was part of Saline County's farm family of the year in the early 1950's. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Sam Bagley, James Ben Bagley Jr. and Bill Bagley; and three sisters, Stella Hill, Maggie Clift and Edna Wilson. Survivors include his wife of almost 58 years, Hula Bagley; two sons, Ronald Bagley and Ricky Bagley, both of Benton; three daughters, Joyce Bryant, Sandra Caldwell and June Hockersmith, all of Benton; one brother, J.W. Bagley of Benton; nine grandchildren, Greg Bagley, Jackie Hockersmith, Lee Hockersmith, Ricky Bagley Jr., Leslee Bagley, Grant Bagley, Julie Bagley, Jesse Caldwell and Asher Bagley, all of Benton; and four great-grandchildren, Brock Bagley, Laura Bagley, Brett Bagley and Hunter Bagley, all of Benton. Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Roller-Ballard Chapel with the Rev. H.W. Garton officiating. Burial will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
The Benton Courier Saturday, March 18, 2000, page 2, col. 1-2.
Bagley Hula Fern BENTON - Hula Fern Bagley, 80, of Benton, went to be with her husband on Saturday, June 7, 2003. She was born Nov. 23, 1922, at Kirby, Ark., to the late Marion and Bera Babbitt. Mrs. Bagley was a homemaker and gardener and attended Spears adult day-care program. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Hughland H. Bagley. Survivors include five children, Ricky Bagley Sr., Ronald Bagley, June Hockersmith, Joyce Bryant and Sandra Caldwell, all of Benton, Ark.; nine grandchildren Ricky Jr., Julie and Asher Bagley, Jackie Sebastian and Lee Hockersmith, Leslee and Grant Bagley, Jessie Caldwell, all of Benton, and Greg Bagley of Jacksonville, Ark.; four great-grandchildren, Hunter Bagley of Benton and Brock, Laura and Brett Bagley of Jacksonville, Ark. She had four surviving sisters and a host of relatives and friends. The family will be at the home of Ricky Bagley Sr. at 6615 Bagley Lane, Benton. Pallbearers will be Lee Hockersmith, Ricky Bagley Jr., Rick Sebastian, Greg Bagley, Grant Bagley and Darrell Ammons. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 9, 2003, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047). Funeral services will be 10 a. Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at the Grape Chapel Church of God, Hwy. 298, Benton. She will be laid to rest at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Pastors Rick Dunn and Clayton Perry will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Saline Memorial Hospice, #1 Medical Park Drive, Benton, Ark., 72015
Beaty Harold Curtis BENTON Harold Curtis Beaty of Benton died Thursday, July 8,1999, at the age of 79. He was born March 5, 1920, in Haskell, Ark. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1941 1945. He retired from Alcoa after 30 years. He was a member of Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Beaty and Mattie and John Funk, and his wife of 56 years, Lexie Edith. Survivors include two sisters, Irene Collins and Angie Westbrook, both of Haskell; one son and daughter in law, Dalton and Betty Beaty of Hot Springs; one granddaughter and spouse, Sherry and Bobby Robinson of Benton; three grandsons and spouses, Erik and Jennifer Beaty, Rob and Jeana Kelley and Jeff and Sherri Beaty, all of Benton; six grandchildren, Keeley Holder, Kyleigh Robinson, Garrett Beaty, Gunter Beaty, Meagan Kelley and Cole Keeley, all of Benton; and special friends, Brenda Nalley of Benton and Mildred Westbrook of Haskell. A funeral service, by Ashby Funeral Home, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Haskell with burial to follow at New Rosemont Cemetery. The Rev. Ben Palmer and the Rev. W.A. Dillard will officiate. Visitation will be held from 7 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Arkansas Democrat - Gazette Saturday, July 10, 1999 Page 6B, Col. 3.
Bishop Roy E. Mr. Roy E. Bishop died February 16 at the age of 53 in a Little Rock hospital. He was previously employed by the Saline Hardware Co., for the past several years. Survivors were; his widow, Bessie; three sons, Roy, Wayne, Jimmy Bishop of Bryant; two daughters, Miss Martha Bishop of Little Rock, Mrs. Marjorie Wingfield of California; two sisters, Mrs. Virdie Phillips of Arkadelphia, Mrs. Mary Ramsey of Bauxite; two brothers, Ralph Bishop of Bauxite, Harold Bishop of Donaldson. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Bryant Baptist Church; Burial will be in Bryant Cemetery by Ashby
Benton Courier February 18, 1954 Page 7-A
Blakley Evelyn Boyd Evelyn Boyd Blakley 8/28/2021 - 9/6/2004 Evelyn Boyd Blakley, 83, of Benton, Arkansas, passed away Monday, September 6, 2004 in Benton. She was born August 28, 1921 in Benton to the late John and Ruth Moore Boyd. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Benton. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Joe Blakley, a son, Bill Blakley, sister Emma Ruth Bryant and two brothers, John David and James Boyd. She is survived by her daughter Peggy Blakley Kidd; sister Lorene Newcomb; granddaughter Anne Kidd Bowlin and her husband Mark; one great-grandson, William Blakley Bowlin and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 8, 2004 at Old Rosemont Cemetery officiated by Rev. Morris Boyd. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 7, 2004 from 6:30 to 7:30 P.M. at Roller Ballard Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or Parkview United Methodist Church in Benton
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Blakley Willie Willie Mae Blakley, age 71, of Benton; passed away Monday January 24, 2005. She was born on January 14, 1934 in Haskell , Arkansas . Mrs. Blakley was a beautician and a member of Forest Hills Baptist Church . She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Rosa Mae Davis and her husband, Herbert Blakley. She is survived by her son, James Winfield Blakley; daughter, Deborah Blakley Watley and a sister, Gladys Blakley all of Benton . Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night at Ashby Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Ashby Funeral Home with burial at Pinecrest Memorial Park . The minister will be Bro. Mark Blakley.
Boyles Col Paul L. BRYANT - Col. Paul L. Broyles, 77, U.S. Army (Ret.), husband of Margie Frey Broyles of Bryant, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2007. He was a Deacon of Life Line Baptist Church and retired from the Arkansas Highway Department after 29 years of service. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Lindy Broyles and wife, Patty, of Mabelvale and Cindy Culpepper and husband, Kenneth, of Tyler, Texas; uncle, Lynn and Pat Edmonson of Jackson, Tennessee; brother-in-law, Bob and Rose Frey of Hot Springs Village; sister-in-law, Patsy and Pete Knight of Kittery, Maine; and seven grandchildren, Jeremy Broyles, Jeffrey Broyles, Aaron Perry, Brittany Katilius, Casey Culpepper, Daniel Culpepper and Stephen Culpepper. Visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, at Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (NW corner 1-630 and Barrow Rd.). The funeral service will be at 10 am. Thursday, July 19, at Lifeline Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Don Chancellor. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander. Memorials may be made to the Bauxite Museum. Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, (501) 224-2200. Visit the online guestbook at www.
Bragg Calvin Wayne Mr. Calvin Wayne Bragg, age 80, of the Salem Community in Saline County died Wednesday at Saline Memorial Hospital . He was born November 1, 1923 in Bryant , Arkansas . Mr. Bragg was a retired pipe fitter for Alcoa, a member of the First Baptist Church in Bryant and a WWII Veteran. Survivors, wife, Estellene Green Bragg, Salem; sons and daughters-in-law, DeWayne and Shirley Bragg, Bryant; Ronnie and Verna Bragg, Bryant; Johnny and Angela Bragg, Bryant; Allen Bragg, Little Rock; Dennis and Marcia Bragg, Bryant; daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Roger Rowland, Bryant; Diane and Charlie Jones, Bryant; brothers, A.R. Bragg Jr., Benton; Nolan Bragg, Bryant; sister Geneva Averit, Wyoming; eighteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Family Comments: Dad was very active in baseball both as a player and a coach. He coached his sons as well as hundreds of other young men in Bryant and Benton, from Little League through American Legion. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved being outdoors. He was married for 59 years to Estellene Green Bragg and loved family gatherings where he could spoil his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services will be 10:00 AM Friday at Ashby Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Pinecrest Cemetery . Ministers will be Kenneth Avaritt and Mark Thornton.
Bragg Harold W. BENTON - Harold W. Bragg, age 81, of Benton, passed away Sunday, Oct. 3,1999, at his home. Mr. Bragg was born March 23, 1918, in the Salem Community to his parents, the late William Asa and Bertha Smith Bragg. He was retired from Russell Chevrolet in North Little Rock and was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by his brother, M. Hugh Bragg. Survivors include: wife of 61 years, Golden Crow Bragg of Benton; son, Robert W. Bragg of Hot Springs; sister, Dora M. Davis of Russellville; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held 10 am. Tuesday at Cameron Cemetery by Ashby Funeral Home. The Bragg family will have visitation at the residence, 607 Saline Circle in Benton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saline Memorial Hospice and to Arkansas Chapter of American Cancer Society.
Brotherton Inez Mrs. Inez Mattmiller Brotherton of Benton was born December 1, 1914 in Gillett, Arkansas, died November 21, 2004. She was the widow of Doyle Brotherton. Mrs. Brotherton had lived 70 years in Bauxite, Arkansas and was a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church . During World War II she was employed with Alcoa as a welder's helper and later as a welder while her husband served overseas with the Army. She worked many years for the Bauxite school system and retired as the lunchroom supervisor. She is survived by her son George Brotherton and his wife Charlotte of Little Rock; her daughter, Doylene Hodshire and her husband Jack, of Benton; brother Lloyd Earl Mattmiller, of Stuttgart, grandchildren, Ron Brotherton, of Bryant; Lynesa Mathews of Nashville, Tennessee, Carol Keen, of Atlanta, Georgia; eight great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
Ashby's Funeral Home Internet 22 November 2004
Burks Ernest Elmer Ernest Elmer Burks of Seven Points, Texas, formerly of Benton, died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital in Kaufman, Texas. A native of Owensville, Burks was a heavy equipment operator. Survivors include his wife, Orpha O. Burks of Seven Points, Texas; a daughter, Ernestine Howard of Cedar Creek Lake, Texas; a brother Jack Burks of Benton; two sisters, Marie Plyler and Georgetta Burchfield of St. Augustine, Fla. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Owensville Baptist Church with the Rev. Milas Taylor officiating. Burial will be at Antioch Cemetery in the Owensville community by Ashby Funeral Home. Scheduled to serve as pall bearers are Frank Geurin Jr., Vance Skiffern, Lyndolph Ziegler, Don Howard, Charles Cook, Richard Howard, Willie Vance, Gene Tillery and Daniel Howard.
Benton Courier May 14, 1990