Archive - Jul 2011
Toyea Annette Reed, 53, of Benton went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 28, after a prolonged illness. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church for 30 years. Toyea enjoyed drawing, arts and crafts, singing hymns, going to church, and visiting with her grandchildren, family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Bobbye Faye Christian Simon, 82, of Benton passed away on June 29. She is preceded in death by her parents, one brother and two sisters.
Bobbye leaves behind her loving husband, Billy H. Gentrie; three daughters, Jackie Sorrells of Benton, Judy Fletcher and husband, Travis of Seabrook, Texas, and Jan Crifase and husband, Nick of Northfork, Ill.; four grandchildren, Micah Benson of Atlanta, Ga., Angela Sorrells of Dallas, Texas, Matthew Benson of Houston, Texas, and Jim Crifase of Northlake, Ill.; and eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
CP Jackson, age 72, of Benton, passed away June 30. He was born June 7, 1939, in West Helena to the late Curdy P. and Esther (Holland) Jackson.
He was retired from Alcoa as a pipe fitter and a member of Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, music, and woodworking. He loved a good argument and to tell jokes.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Ledderman.
Alan Wayne Dawson, 50, of Benton, left this life to join his Heavenly Father on June 29.Â He was born July 26, 1960, in Benton.Â Alan worked for UPS for almost 30 years and developed many close friends with both employees and customers.Â He enjoyed hunting, running dogs and fishing.Â Alan was a member of Tyndall Park Missionary Baptist Church and PST Hunting Club.Â He was known for his love and generosity to his family and friends.Â Alan was preceded in death by his dad, Dale Dawson; great-nephew, Wyatt Lawrence, maternal and paternal grandparents; and several beloved uncles and cousins.