Obituaries from Saline County Arkansas May 8th

Henry Vincent Greener, 66, of Benton, AR, formerly of Salem, Massachusetts, went to be with his Lord and Savior on 5/5/22. Henry was born 3/31/56 in Peabody, MA to William Kenneth Greener and Henrietta R. McEachern Greener.

Most of his life was spent in Salem and Rockport, MA. He attended school in Salem, MA and was proud of his Salem Witches football team which he followed faithfully every Thanksgiving when they played their rival, the Beverly Panthers. Henry received his MBA from Salem State College in 1994. He proudly served in the US Army where he received an honorable discharge as a veteran of the Vietnam war.

Henry worked for Eastern Bank in Lynn, MA for many years. He loved working in IT and helping his fantastic team create a banking network to serve many communities. Henry’s love of networking and security eventually led him to work at FIS Global, in Little Rock, AR, where he just celebrated his ten-year anniversary. Henry loved teaching people and he loved any learning opportunity.

Henry loved life. He was loved by everyone. He made people laugh from the youngest to the oldest. He loved music, birds singing and the beauty of the United States countryside. He loved his family, friends and his New England and Arkansas sports teams. He could quote stats and scores from as far back as 1940s. He was an avid Red Sox fan and if he saw anyone in a Red Sox cap or Tee, he made his way over to yell ”Go Sox” and high-five that person. He loved to pull up a lawn chair and talk about sports, life, religion, music, or any topic with anyone who wanted to talk with him. He was a very intelligent man who knew something on almost every topic. He loved to learn from other people. Henry loved to travel. He had seen a lot of Europe, North America, most of the USA and most recently, he was learning about South Arkansas. He loved the evening sky where he watched sunsets and star constellations, the moon, and our galaxy.

Henry dearly loved his New England family and his Arkansas family. He was the life of any celebration and he made everyone feel happy and special. His bright smile and big hugs were treasured by everyone. Henry loved his adopted ‘grandchildren’ who lovingly referred to him as ‘Hungry’. But most importantly, Henry loved the Lord. He had a true hunger to know the Lord and understand His word. He always had an encouraging passage or prayer for those in need.

Henry is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, William K. Greener. He is survived by his sister, Kathy Olcott (Larry) from Peabody, MA, and brother, John L. Greener, from Nashua, NH along with his nephews Bill Greener, Dana Greener and his niece, Allyson Abbott all of Massachusetts. He is also survived by his Arkansas family; Susan and Max McGowen (Benton); Gerald Noble (Fordyce); Jay and Sarah Hilton (Monticello); Randy Noble (Monticello); Toni Ashcraft (Springdale) and Lori and Tom Grace (Bentonville) and his beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews and many, many wonderful family and friends.

A Celebration of Life to honor Henry will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at The Cabin at 18311 Interstate 30 in Benton, AR from 2-4 pm.
Memorials may be made to Gideon International at www.GideonInternational/donate or to your favorite charity.
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Billy Wayne Allison, 74, of Benton, Arkansas passed away suddenly Thursday, May 5, 2022.

Billy retired in 2011 from Falcon Jet. He was a member of Northside Church of Christ. He was proud to have served his country as a veteran of the US Army Special Forces. Hunting, fishing and being with family were the activities Billy enjoyed.

In 1970 Billy married the love of his life, Sharon Helton Allison, who mourns his passing. He is also survived by his daughters, Kelly (Robert) Garner, Debbie (Matt) Dempsey and Jennifer (Jeff) York; grandchildren, Jordan (Alex) Vinson, Lauren (Joel) Futrell, Allie (Cody) Mashburn, Kristen (Tyler) Hamilton, Cole (Camille) York, Garrett (Lauren) York, McKenzy Garner, and Dalton Garner; great-grandchildren, Titan Vinson, Kynley Vinson, Jaxon Hamilton Blakely Mashburn, Truett Futrell, Ryleigh Ragan, and Paisley Garner; and his brother, Tim Allison.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Christeen Payne Allison; sister, Janet Jackson; and great-grandson, Turner Futrell.

Funeral services will be conducted by Joel Lewis at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 12, at Roller-Alcoa Funeral Home, 6700 Alcoa Rd., Benton, AR 72015. A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, at Roller-Alcoa Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Rosemont Cemetery, Benton, Arkansas.

Brenda Kay Jarrett, 69, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2022. She was born to, Murray Wayne and Mary Alice Jackson Jarrett, on Saturday, November 15, 1952, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Brenda was a vibrant and fun-loving person. Never a dull moment. She enjoyed hanging out with friends, dancing, playing the slots at the casinos, and traveling. Most importantly, she loved being with her family—especially around the holidays. She cherished those moments. Her daughter and grandchildren were so important to her. She loved spending time with them any chance she could. Brenda was very accomplished in life. She proudly worked as a Health Information Management Director for over 30 years. She served as President for ArHIMA for a year. She also worked with March of Dimes. If Brenda wasn’t with her friends or family, you could find her gardening and being surrounded by flowers.

Brenda is preceded in death by her mom, Mary Alice Jarrett and her grandmother, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Jackson.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Shawna Bevans; two grandsons, Parker and Logan; father, Wayne Jarrett; brother, Bob Jarrett (Debi); uncle, Fant Jarrett (Leola); aunt, Dezzie Martin; cousins, Carla, Pam, and Donna; best friend, Rosie Killion (Jackie); along with a host of other family and friends who all love her and will miss her presence so much.

Celebration of life will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church: 27025 Kanis Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72223.

Services provided by Dial and Dudley Funeral Home.

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