Terry Floyd Richmond, 68 of Bismarck, Arkansas, passed away on March 30, 2022. He was born on August 15, 1953 in Benton to the late John Floyd and Mary Geneva Martin Richmond.
Terry was preceded in death by his parents, son, Johnny Clay Richmond and brother, Ricky Richmond.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Marie Scott Richmond, sons, Terry John Richmond and Brandon Lloyd Richmond, daughters, Melanie Francis and Paige Vaughan; brothers, Michael Richmond, Dennis Richmond and Nicky Richmond, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Online guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
Thomas (Tom) Leon Wewers passed away March 31, 2022 at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton, Arkansas. He was born on October 12th, 1946 to Leo and Rose Wewers in Kansas City, Kansas. After he graduated from St. Anne’s Academy in 1964, he went on to join the Arkansas Air National Guard where he learned data programming. Tom started at Champion Parts Rebuilders as a data programmer in 1968, culminating in a 46-year career there. In 1963, Tom met Sherry Sanders in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He and Sherry married December 3, 1966 and went on to have 3 children: Charla, Travis, and Chris. In 2006, Tom retired and spent his time riding his motorcycle, golfing, fishing, and shooting.
Tom is preceded in death by his mother and father, Leo and Rose Wewers; and his brother, Kenneth Wewers.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sherry Wewers; his daughter, Charla Wewers of St. Louis, Missouri; his sons: Travis Wewers of San Antonio, Texas and Chris Wewers of Edgemont, Arkansas; two daughters-in-love, Tammie and Debra Wewers. Also, six grandchildren: Haley, Thomas, Ashley, Colin, Stephen, and Grace; three great-grandchildren: Mateo, Adelina, and Benjamin; his sister, Jacqueline Wewers of Little Rock; sister-in-law Kathy Wewers of Little Rock; seven nieces and nephews; and a host of really good friends.
Celebration of Life service will be held at Indian Springs Baptist Church at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 6.
As Tom would always say to his family and friends- “Come back when you can’t stay as long.”
Arrangements entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
Gerald Alan Westbrook, 71, of Benton, passed away April 1, 2022. He was born November 7, 1950 in Haskell, Arkansas to the late Lilburn and Angie (Funk) Westbrook.
Gerald was a member of Mount Harmony Baptist Church. He looked forward to
spending time outdoors hunting and fishing. Gerald had a swimming pool
installed when his first grandbaby, Brooke, was two years old. He enjoyed
swimming with all his grandchildren every summer. Gerald was an avid
Razorback basketball fan. Family will always remember the once in a lifetime trip to the National Championship Game in 1994. Gerald anxiously waited for the newspaper to be delivered each day so he could work the crossword puzzle, as he felt those were more difficult than ones in puzzle books.
Preceding Gerald in death are his son, Anthony “Tony” Westbrook; parents,
Lilburn and Angie Westbrook; brother, Carroll Westbrook; and three aunts:
Mildred, Myrtle, and Lily Westbrook.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of over 43 years, Janie
Westbrook of Benton, Arkansas; children: Scott Westbrook of Haskell, Arkansas and Dedra Wood and husband Jack of Traskwood, Arkansas; five grandchildren: Brooke Lindsey and husband Justin, Evan Williams and wife Brandi, Gabbi Wood, Devin Westbrook, and Laiken Westbrook; five great-grandchildren: Kynsley, Kole, Kade, Klay, and Karter; sisters: Judy Harrop and husband Gene of Springdale, Arkansas and Gayle Mills and husband Mike of Haskell, Arkansas; and many nieces, nephews, family members and friends who love Gerald and will miss him always.
Visitation will be held from 12:00-1:00 PM, followed by funeral service, officiated by Bro. Roy Hale, at 1:00 PM, Monday, April 4, 2022 at Smith-Benton Funeral Home, 322 N. Market Street, Benton, Arkansas. Burial following at Mt. Harmony Cemetery in Haskell.
Lorn Ballinger, 91, passed away on April 1, 2022. He was born on March 3, 1931 in Hector, Arkansas to Rell and Clurna Ballinger.
Lorn was employed with Exxon Mobil Oil Company for thirty years before being medically retired. He was also a veteran of the Korean War and gained the rank of Sergeant 1st Class in his two-year term. Lorn became a member of Geyer Springs First Baptist Church in 1969 where he served as usher, greeter, and security guard through all these years.
Lorn was preceded in death by his two sons, Randy and Roger Ballinger; his parents, Rell and Clurna Ballinger; and sister, Othella Ballinger.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Ballinger of Benton, Arkansas, to whom he was married for seventy-two years; sister, Opal Fisher of Little Rock, Arkansas; brother, Lavoin Ballinger and wife Peggy of Houston, Texas; and many family members and friends who love Lorn and will miss him always.
Visitation will be held from 1:00-1:30 PM, Wednesday, April 6, followed by funeral service at 1:30 PM, at Smith-Benton Funeral Home, 322 N. Market Street, Benton. Burial to follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.