Kenneth Neal Benham

Friday, February 12, 2021

Kenneth Neal Benham, 58, of Manila, passed from this life Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, at his home. Born in Conway, he was the son of the late Mackey Joe and Shirley Coyeta Ford Benham and had been a lifelong area resident. Kenneth had worked several years for Paul Fleeman Farms and had been an employee of the City of Manila since 2019. He enjoyed drinking coffee and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Kenneth was a member of the First Baptist Church in Manila. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby Joe Benham and Donald Ray Benham.

Survivors include four sons, Nathan Vail Benham, Kenneth Neal Benham, Jr. and Matthew Benham, all of Jonesboro, and Raymond Hill of Calico Rock; two daughters, Melissa Jane Benham of Jonesboro and Terri Thomas (Jay) of Huffman; five brothers, Tony Benham (Lisa), Jerry Benham (Janice), Glen Benham, all of Manila, Freddie Benham of Corning and Charles "Chuckie" Benham (Nancy) of Alicia; five sisters, Patty Clayton of Leachville, Dorothy Penix, Rosie Smith, Lisa McFall, all of Manila, and Betty Webb (Danny) of Greenbrier. He also leaves several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Howard Funeral and Cremation Service in Manila. Online guest register is at