Archive - Mar 20, 2012
Robert M. Wade, 86, of Bryant went to be with our Lord on March 19.
He was born Sept. 27, 1925, in Little Rock.
Mr. Wade joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 and proudly served in World War II and the Korean War.Â He then worked at Alcoa in Benton for 30 years. After retirement, he became a plumbing and building inspector for the city of Bryant.
He was a member of Fuller Chapel Church, Dixie Car Club of Benton and Metropolitan Auto Club.
Lorece B. Chapman, 81, of Gainesboro, Tenn., formerly of Benton, passed away March 16 in Gainesboro.Â She was born Dec. 31, 1930, in Sheridan to the late Jeff and Myrtle Shoptaw Bennings.
Lorece was a member of Spring Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Chapman; a brother, Robert Bennings; and three sisters, Corine Hollinger, Nadine Mitchell and LaVonda Davis.
She is survived by a son, Edward Chapman of Benton; a daughter, Donna Waller and husband Bill of Gainesboro, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Billy Gene Sledge, 81, of Alexander passed away March 18 in Benton.Â He was born July 27, 1930 in Conway to the late Miles S. Sledge and Lena Hattie Sims Sledge.Â Mr. Sledge was a self-employed carpenter, and was a member of the Vimy Ridge Missionary Baptist Church.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Ellen â€śFritzyâ€ť Sledge on March 4, 2012; two sons, Robert Gene Sledge, and Tony Sledge; one brother, Johnny Sledge; two grandchildren, Shane Sledge and Jennifer Wheeler.Â