Audrey M. Pettus, age 89, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017. She was born December 17, 1927 in Bauxite, Arkansas. Mrs. Pettus retired from Benton Utilities and was a member of Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Pearl Henthorne; a baby boy Pettus; four brothers, Horace, Carl, Freddie and Raymond Henthorne and two sisters, Dorothy Tommasi and Agnes DeLuca. She is survived by her husband, Billy Pettus; two daughters, Vicki Steele and Regina Woodard (Robert); four grandchildren, Zeke Woodard, Megan Steele, Luke Woodard and Ryan Steele and six great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Robert Woodard, Zeke Woodard, Luke Woodard, Ryan Steele, Ray Henthorne, Phillip Edmonson, Lynn Edmonson and Randy Edmonson. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 20 at Ashby Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 21 at Ashby Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Smith-Rosemont Cemetery. Bro. Larry Campbell will be officiating. Family Comments: A special thank you to the nurses and caregivers at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant. On-line guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.
Published April 20, 2017