Benny Wayne Metheny

Monday, October 14, 2013

Benny Wayne Metheny, 81, of Leachville, passed from this life, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at the Advanced Care Hospital of White County in Searcy. Born June 24, 1932, in the Silverdale, Mo., community, he was the son of the late Glen Glasco and Della Hyde Metheny and had been a lifelong Leachville area resident. He was a 1950 graduate of Leachville High School and a 1954 graduate of Arkansas State University. He was a retired field representative for the Equifax Company and a longtime member of the Leachville Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Blanche Conrad and Patsy Metheny, and three brothers, Jim Metheny, Dennis Metheny and Perry Metheny.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Brenda Atchley Metheny of the home; one brother, Larry Metheny of Kennett, Mo.; two sisters, Jo Mason of Columbia, Mo., and Sonja Hosman of Paragould.

Funeral service was 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with David Lawrence and Jeremy Tucker officiating. Burial followed in Greene County Memorial Gardens in Paragould. The family received visitors from 10 a.m. until noon Thursday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers were Larry Brooks, Jim Hargrove, Jerry Bolar, Ed Young, Larry Towell and Joel Ingram.

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