Archive - Jan 14, 2013
Cecil James Powell, 87, of Benton passed away January 11. Cecil was born on May 16, 1925 in Plumerville, to James and Mary Ellen Powell.
Cecil was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years; Jewell Powell, his children; Glinda Potts, Shelton Powell and wife, DeeDee and Christina Powell, 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; two sisters; Arteen Merritt and Vurnice Hardy and numerous nieces and nephews.
Henry Bernard Grafe, 91, of Avilla, went home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, January 12.Â He was born in Liepzig, Germany on October 18, 1921 to the late Albert and Freida Grafe.Â Mr. Grafe came to the United States at six weeks of age with his parents. Â He was a WWII US Marine Veteran.Â He was a member of Avilla Zion Lutheran Church in Avilla and worked as a dairy farmer and painter.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, his spouse, Wanda Grafe, one son, Henry B. Jr., two grandchildren, Jeremy and Cassie Grafe, and two sisters, Anna Smith and Martha Praasterink.
Steven Wayne Carlton, 53, of Benton, formerly of Rockwall, Texas, went to be with the Lord Saturday, January 12, surrounded by his loved ones.Â He was born in Plant City, Florida on March 14, 1959.Â He was a master mechanic and was excellent with small engine repair, which he taught at Garland High School in Garland, Texas.Â He was a member of Abundant Life Assembly of God in Bryant and loved anything outdoors including hunting, fishing, camping, and canoeing.