Esther R. Wray

January 7, 1936 — June 20, 2022


Esther R. Wray


Esther (Rozelle) Wray, 86, of Benton, Arkansas passed away June 20, 2022. Esther was born January 7, 1936 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas to the late Ruford B Rozelle and Lottie (Rice) Rozelle.

Esther is preceded in death by her husband, Earlroy “Nubbin” Wray who passed in September of 2021; parents, Ruford B Rozelle and Lottie (Rice) Rozelle; and one brother, Delbert Rozelle of Tullahoma, TN.

Esther is survived by two sons: Michael C. Wray of Benton and David E. Wray of Little Rock; one brother, Jim Rozelle (Martie) of Michigan; sisters, Elizabeth Mitchell of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Alice Toft (Steve) of Ft. Worth, Texas; niece, Lisa Mitchell of Jonesboro, Arkansas; nephew, Tony Mitchell of Florida; and a host of other family members and friends that will all miss her dearly.

Graveside service will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, June 24 at Lee Cemetery in Benton, Arkansas.

Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook:

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Graveside Service

Friday, June 24, 2022

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

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