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Shirley Mae Benton

Shirley Mae Benton, 74, of Searcy passed away Friday, January 27th at Unity Health Medical Center. She was born December 30, 1942 in Searcy, Arkansas to the late JD and Elvie (Collins) Brandon.

Shirley was a wonderful wife, an excellent cook, and a good Christian woman. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Searcy. Shirley loved to sing and play the piano at church. She was always sweet and kind. Shirley never had a harsh word to say about anybody. She was a very kind hearted individual who will be dearly missed.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 54 years, Billy Benton of Searcy; two sisters, Mary Herekamp and Frances Moody (Jerry) all of Searcy; and one son, Lawon Benton of Minnesota.
In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by on brother-in-law, Ray Herekamp.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday, January 29th at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 30th in the funeral home chapel with burial following at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 29
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

     

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

     

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, January 30
    2:00 PM

     

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

     


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On behalf of the management and team at the Neighborhood Market in Searcy, we offer our condolences. Shirley was such a sweet lady and always had a smile and kind words. Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Kathryn Kidd - Searcy, AR   January 30, 2017

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

You will be missed sweet Shirley! Your smile and laughter filled the room, and your kindness will never be forgotten!

Posted by Beverly Brinneman - Searcy, AR - Friend   January 29, 2017

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Mary and Frances: I'm so sorry for your lost. May God Bless you with Beautiful memories. Only God can heal your pain.

Posted by Gwen Anderson - Searcy, AR - Acquaintance   January 29, 2017

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sending sincere sympathy to Bill And family. Loved Ms Shirley.

Posted by Connie Johnston - Searcy, AR - Family Friend   January 29, 2017

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Shirley was a wonderful friend from the time we were in 3rd grade. I had moved to Searcy from another school district and was very homesick. She and I became bosom buddies. We shared many great times together. Praying for peace and comfort for her family. Barbara Walker

Posted by Barbara - weatherford, TX   January 30, 2017

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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