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Archive - Apr 2012

April 25th

Bertha Estella “Doodle” Gartrell

April 25, 2012

Bertha Estella “Doodle” Gartrell, 91, of Mabelvale, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 23. She was born August 6, 1920 in Pulaski County. She had worked as a butcher at the Southside Meat Market. She was a member of the Vimy Ridge Immanuel Baptist Church and was a Sunday School teacher. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie J. Gartrell; three sisters and two brothers.

April 24th

Odalene “Odie” Grissom Morrison

April 24, 2012

Odalene “Odie” Grissom Morrison, 86, of Benton,  passed away April 22.  She was born on June 16, 1925 in Bauxite, to Wade and Vuda Grissom.  She was of the Baptist faith and loved God, living her life to please God. In her younger days, she was very active in her children’s school  activities and in her church, teaching Sunday school for many years in California.  When she returned to Arkansas in 1990, she joined the Saline County Democratic Women and traveled across the country to several National Conventions including a trip to Washington DC where she visited the White House and sat in Presi

April 23rd

Autrey (A.L.) Hightower

April 23, 2012

Autrey (A.L.) Hightower," The Honey Man" 84, of Malvern died April 21. He was born in Malvern, the son of O.A and Annie (Albey) Hightower. He served in U.S Army in WWII, and then help form the National Guard in HSC., was a machinist for Reynolds Metal. Autrey and his wife founded Autrey's Honey Farm known worldwide, in 1957. Autrey help found and was first president of the HSC Bee Keepers Association, was a well known beekeeper, and was always giving away his honey bears to waitresses, doctors, nurses, lawyers and strangers.

Christine Emma Cifaldi

April 23, 2012

Heavenly Angels escorted Mrs. Christine Emma Cifaldi home on March 29, at the age of 90.
Christine was a loving and devoted wife and mother.  She was a member of Benton First Assembly of God.  She raised 7 children, 22 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years Vito and her son Thomas D. Cifaldi.

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