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Archive - May 2012

May 23rd

Bob Lee Asher

May 23, 2012

Bob Lee Asher, 68, of Benton died Sunday May 20, at his home. He was born April 22, 1944 in Cherokee City.
He was a retired lineman for Benton Utilities, where he worked for 28 years, and was a Baptist.
Bob grew up in the woods hauling pulpwood for the family business. With the knowledge he gained, he eventually built his own house over a period of 28 years.  He loved his family and treasured spending time with his grandchildren.

May 21st

Mary Lou O’Kelley Mangum

May 21, 2012

Mary Lou O’Kelley Mangum, 95, of Haskell, passed away Saturday, May 19. 
She was born Nov. 11, 1916, in the Shaw community.  Mrs. Mangum was a member of Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.  ,
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Florence O’Kelley; her husband, James Harvey Mangum; a son, J.C. Mangum; and a granddaughter, Mary Ann Mangum.
She is survived by four sons, Don, Jimmy, Bill and Wayne Mangum; a daughter, Patsy Bean; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Marilyn Jay Pritchard

May 21, 2012

Marilyn Jay Pritchard, 71, of Benton, passed away Saturday, May 19.  She was born Jan/ 10, 1941, in Little Rock.
Mrs. Pritchard was a retired C.N.A. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Lois Bono; two brothers, Sonny Bono and Jiggs Bono; and a twin sister, Carolyn Rider.
She is survived by her husband, Elmer Pritchard; a son, Roger Pritchard and wife Terri; a daughter, Kimberly Wilson and husband Vernon; sister, Joyce Buffington all of Benton; five grandchildren, Roger Jr., Casey, Jonathan, Ariella and Nikki; one great-granddaughter, Elissa and her special companion, Denna.

Grace Ann Mason

May 21, 2012

Grace Ann Mason, 73, passed away Friday night, May 18, at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton.  Born Sept. 2, 1938, she was the oldest child of of Delbert Lewis Price and Alice Smith Price. 
Grace Ann was retired from Saline Radiology.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Lewis Don Price; and his wife, Tressie .

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