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August 28th

James Floyd “Papa Jim” Mills

August 28, 2012

James Floyd “Papa Jim” Mills, 73, of Benton, passed away Friday evening August 24.  He was born October 29, 1938 in Haskell, to Marcus Coy Mills and Opie Berryhill Mills.  James received his education and training at Henry Ford Technical Institute, now a subsidiary of Michigan State University, in Detroit Michigan.  He was employed for many years in the tool-and-die trade, eventually becoming an industrial designer specializing in compound progressive dies and plastic injection molds.  His many product designs surround us daily, from plastic drinking cups from McDonalds, throw-away meat tray c

Odale Gentry

August 28, 2012

Odale Gentry, 77, passed away on Aug. 24 in Alexander. He was born Feb. 1, 1935, in Bauxite to Amores Wyatt and Flora Ellen Gentry. He proudly served his country as a Marine in the Korean War. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 14000. He worked for several years for the city of Benton, drove a truck and was a mechanic during most of his working years. Odale was dearly loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Sue Gentry, and his parents.

Montie Dean Nelson

August 28, 2012

Montie Dean Nelson, 48, of Bryant, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 24. He was born July 27, 1964, in Little Rock. He was a self-employed carpenter and loved to hunt and fish.
He was preceded in death by all grandparents and father, Joel Nelson.

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