Archive - 2012
Glenn Ray Spears, 64, of Benton, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15.Â He was born Aug. 17, 1948 in Winfield, La.Â Mr. Spears retired from the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer, owned Spears Adult Daycare and wrote policies and procedures for adult day care facilities in Arkansas.
He love to kayak but his greatest joy in life were his grandchildren.Â
Mr. Spears was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Lillian Spears; a brother, Delbert Spears; and a sister-in-law, Carol Spears.
Richard Manuel Melian, 25, of Benton passed away Saturday, Dec. 15.Â He was born June 30, 1987, in Newark, N.J., to Moises A. Melian and Ana Carolina Castro-Mejia.
Before moving to Benton, he graduated from Matheny School and Hospital in Peapack, N.J., in 2008.Â Richard was a member of Northside Church of Christ in Benton and was loved by many.Â
Wayne Dale Graddy, 85, of Benton passed away Saturday, Dec. 15.Â He was born Dec. 14, 1927, in Morganton.Â
Mr. Graddy served in the U.S. Army and was chief of the Springhill Fire Department for more than 20 years.Â He was a carpenter and a member of the Highway Church of Christ in Benton.Â
Mr. Graddy was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mattie Pearl Graddy; a brother, Ralph Graddy; and two sisters, Ruby Cullum and Laveda Haltom.