BENTON Joyce Barnard Schmalz, 76, of Benton, formerly of Monticello, passed away Friday, November 30, 2012 in Benton. She was born January 27, 1936 in Logan County, but moved within a few months to the Drew County area.

BENTON Joyce Barnard Schmalz, 76, of Benton, formerly of Monticello, passed away Friday, November 30, 2012 in Benton. She was born January 27, 1936 in Logan County, but moved within a few months to the Drew County area.

She is survived by one son, Wesley Bethune of Houston, Texas; her dearly beloved ex-husband, Gerhard Schmalz of Pine Bluff and numerous cousins and other relatives.

Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday at Oakland Cemetery by Stephenson-Dearman. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Sunday, with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.