of Benton, AR
November 3, 1929 - January 20, 2023
Rena Augustine Clay, 93, of Benton, AR passed away on January 20th, 2023. Augustine was born at Little Rock, AR to John and Hazel Bridges on November 3rd, 1929. She graduated from Bauxite High School and attended both UALR and Baptist School of Nursing, earning her Bachelor's in Nursing. She worked as Registered Nurse for more than 20 years and retired after a long but rewarding career. Augustine was a member of Forest Hills Missionary Baptist Church and was known as a very talented Seamstress. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and cooking and was known for her love of being family oriented. Augustine is survived by her two children, Kathryn Smith (Sam) and Darrell Clay (Teresa); five grandchildren, Wade Smith, Carrie Taliaferro (Zack), Greg Smith, Aaron Clay and Natalie Clay and two great-great Grandchildren, Bryce and Tucker Taliaferro.A visitation will be held Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 10:00 AM at Roller-Alcoa Funeral Home in Benton, AR. Funeral Services are to be held at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at New Rosemont Cemetery. Donations may be made to Forest Hills Missionary Baptist Church.
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Aunt Augustine was a wonderful Aunt and grew to also be my friend. We consoled each other in times of sorrow. Rejoiced together in times of happiness.She was always welcoming and insisted on making a meal, which was delicious. She was sweet and kind always.
Kathy, Ricky and I are sending prayers and comforting thoughts to you and your family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you...
Kathy, so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of your mom from high school and college days. She was a very sweet person. Praying for you and your family. Love and prayers, Ron and Kate
Prayers for you Kathy and your family. So sorry for your loss.
Kathy and family, I’m so sorry for your great loss. May God comfort you with beautiful memories of your mother and grandmother. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love,Paula
Kathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know your Mom was so special to you! Praying God will give you comfort in the days ahead.
Kathy, I am very sorry about your mother’s death. I know she was a wonderful lady because she raised a beautiful, inside and out, daughter. You and your family are in my prayers.Phyllis
Aunt Augustine was so beautiful inside and out. When I was learning to sew she gave me a lot of helpful hints. I loved listening to her and Uncle Ewell’s stories. She made some wonderful dishes at family functions. We were so blessed to have her as an Aunt. I will miss her so much. My prayers are with you and your families Kathy and Darryl. Love y’all!
Kathy and family, I know this is such a loss for you and all her family. She passed on such a precious legacy . Not everyone has a mom and grand as grand as Mrs. Clay.
Sending love to you, Kathy and family. You’re in my thoughts and prayers
Aunt Augustine was a beautiful, loving, and special lady. Always welcomed me with a big hug. Loved sharing recipes together Thank you for all my beautiful memories Love you Kathy and Darell and families
We were all blessed by having her in our life. And you were doubly blessed for having her for so long. My deepest sympathies for you and your family.