Ethel Madelyn Benbrook

Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Ethel Madelyn Benbrook, 91, of Piggott died Monday, March 18, 2002, at the Piggott Nursing Center.

She was born Feb. 12, 1911, in St. Francis, the daughter of the late Louie and Lovie Irene Polsgrove Boyd.

She married William I. Benbrook in October 1929. To this union five children were born.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William; one daughter, Joan Barlow; two sisters, Edith Ezell and Ada Settlemoir; one grandson, Jerry Barlow; and one granddaughter, Tonya Benbrook.

She is survived by three sons, Jack Benbrook and Eddie Benbrook of Piggott and Richard Benbrook of Petaluma, Calif.; one daughter, June Benbrook of Bull Head City, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Dewey Boyd, of Piggott; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, in Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Kevin Short officiating.

Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Campbell with Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Vernon Willie, Larry Ezell, Jeff Benbrook, Jason Benbrook, Brandon Benbrook and Bill Becker.