Dianne Morrow Ray

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Dianne (Morrow) Ray, 66, of Benton gained her Heavenly wings on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 with her family by her side. Dianne was born August 1, 1952 to the late Willard and Eva (Wilson) Morrow in Parkin, Arkansas. Dianne was a faithful follower of Christ, she loved her Church and her extended Church Family. She was a retired nurse who found great joy in nursing her patients back to health. Dianne was an awesome mother, grandmother and even great-grandmother and she loved spending as much time with all of them as possible, including her four legged child: "Bella". Dianne was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Milton Ray; daughter: Barbara Babbitt; granddaughter: Haylee Russell and one sister: Sybil Depew. She is survived by two daughters: Angela Nduati of Benton and Dana Russell and her husband Jason of Delano, Tenn. and one son-in law she considered her own: Carlos Babbitt Jr.; six grandchildren: Kayla Claret and husband Roger of Conway, Ashley Wilson and husband Chance of Benton, Dean Babbitt (Single and available), Justin Ray, Taylor Healey both of Benton and Jack Russell of Delano, Tenn. three great-grandchildren: Roger Claret III, Malik Claret and Natalie Claret all of Conway; one brother: Lonnie Morrow and wife Shirley of Lonsdale, two sisters: Mary Hill and husband Doyle of Benton and Terri Renfro and husband Bo of Benton and a host of other family and friends who will miss her greatly. The family will be receiving family and friends from 10~10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Smith-Benton Funeral Home Chapel with the Celebration of life in her honor directly following at 10:30 a.m. with the Bro. Eddie Kitchens officiating. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Guests may register at

Published April 17, 2019

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