Audrey Pettus

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

Published April 20, 2017