Archive - Oct 6, 2011
Ray â€śSleepyâ€ť Pearce Jr. of Benton passed away Sept. 24, at the VA Hospital. He was born July 31, 1925, to Ray Pearce Sr. and Iva Lee Pearce in Pine Bluff.
He received his education in Pine Bluff and University of Missouri and Arkansas State University. He was a member of First Christian Church in Pine Bluff.
Ray was employed by the Arkansas Gazette and retired in 1987 with 35 years of service. He then owned R & P Printing Co., where he worked side-by-side with wife Bettie and son Tommy and many others. He retired in 2001.
Cleron J. â€śBiffâ€ť DeBusk Sr., 68, of Little Rock passed away Sept, 30. Born in Little Rock on Oct, 21, 1942.
He worked at his business, Custom Cabinet Tops, for more than 42 years.
Lois Johnson, 88, of Sardis passed away Sept. 29 in Bryant.Â She was born Sept., 25, 1923 in Goodwin, to the late Sam and Jenetta (Dover) Jones.Â She was a member of the Benton Kingdom Hall of Jehovahâ€™s Witnesses.Â
Â In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bert Johnson, in 2006; three sisters; and five brothers.