Archive - Apr 2013
Nelson Lee McClure, 89, of Benton, left this life on Tuesday, April 16. He was an active-duty Marine during World War II and present when the American flag was raised at Iwo Jima.
McClure was a member of First Assembly of God and employed by Reynolds for 31 years.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Monroe and Isabella McClure of Newark; three brothers, Buddy, V.G. and Johnny McClure; and sisters, Edna Smith, Floy Garner, Sara Magness and Roberta Morrison.
Sammye Mills Martinez, 72, of Benton, a loving daughter, wife, mother and friend, was welcomed into the arms of the Lord on Tuesday, April 16, after a well-fought battle with a lengthy illness.Â
She was born Dec. 18, 1940, in Benton to the late Eugene Van Mills and Omega Allen Mills.
Mrs. Marie Gregory Haddox joined her Lord and Savior on April 14 following a brief illness. Mrs. Haddox was the daughter of the late G.W. Gregory and the late Carrie Myers Gregory. She was 95 years of age at the time of her death.
Mrs. Eddie Bea Brazell, 84, of Benton passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013. She was born in Grady to the late Willie Ailsworth Sr. and Rainey (Cummins) Ailsworth-Hill.