Archive - Nov 25, 2013
George Stephen "Steve" Gillespie of Benton passed away on Nov. 24, 2013.Â He was born in Camden to the late Robert Charles and Evelyn Irene Gillespie.Â Â Steve spent his life making a home for his family.Â He treasured the time he spent with his wife, children and grandchildren.Â He was retired from FedEx.
Brother Raymond White of Alexander, Ark., passed away Nov. 18, 2013.
A home-going service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Davis Creek Baptist Church in Prattsville, Ark.
Family hour is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. today (Sunday, Nov. 24) at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Premier Funeral Home, 1518 S. Battery St. in Little Rock, AR 72202 (501-376-4800).
Delmeray â€śDâ€ť Johnson, 81, of Bryant passed away Nov. 20, 2013, with his family by his side.Â He was born Oct. 10, 1932, to the late Ray and Mae Johnson in Quitman.Â D enjoyed hunting, fishing, coaching softball, animals and spending time with his family.Â He retired after 20 years with the Little Rock Police Department and served with the U.S. Navy in the Korean Wa.Â D was a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church for more than 25 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Delmore and Fredrick Johnson.
Delbert Lee Thompson of Cabot passed away Nov. 19, 2013.Â He was born Nov. 1, 1935, toÂ John and Iva Thompson.Â He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.Â He enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne; his sister Onita Montgomery; his brothers, Doyle Thompson and Dayton Thompson; and his parents, John and Iva.
Thomas "Tom" Lee Crossland, 72, of Humphrey was called to his heavenly home on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. He was born in Romance on Nov. 13, 1941.
Berta â€śRuthâ€ť Pinkerton, 79, passed from this life to her heavenly home on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. She was born Oct. 21, 1934, to Othel Dean Sr. and Levada (Watson) Dean of Benton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Edgar Dean and Othel Dean Jr.; and a sister, Alene (Dean) Williams.
She is survived by her daughters, Connie Carson of Alexander, Judy Romine (Don) of Redfield and Debra Dickson (Bob) of Bauxite; five granddaughters and one grandson; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Mary N. Brink, 74, passed away Nov. 20, 2013. She was born July 4, 1939, in Hope. Mary was a member of First Pentecostals of Benton.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, William and Opal Richardson; and her brothers, Charles and Bill Richardson.
Mary is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Michael Gayle Brink of Benton; two daughters, Anita Burkett and Lisa G. Brink of Benton; a sister, Betty Nash of Benton; a brother, Kenneth Richardson and wife Shirley of Deville, La., as well as many other family members and friends, all who loved her dearly and will miss her always.