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Jesse Lee Haislip

August 19, 2013

Jesse Lee Haislip, age 83, of Benton passed away on Aug. 15, 2013. He was born Oct. 6, 1929, in Cardwell, Mo.
Jesse was a retired plumber and pipefitter for Reynolds Metals Co. and a member of the Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Mary Jane Williams Haislip; two brothers, Sam and Harvey; and two sisters, Ruby Lovins and Virgie Cox.

Sharlotte Gjestvang Sawyer

August 19, 2013

Sharlotte Gjestvang Sawyer, 70, of Lono passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.  She was born Nov. 10, 1942, in Little Rock, the daughter of George and Anna Lee Crowley Gjestvang.
She enjoyed cooking, sewing and embroidery. Sharlotte was a member of South Main Missionary Baptist Church.  Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Owen "O.J." James Sawyer Jr.; and a sister, Marie Heitman.

Dusky M. Land

August 19, 2013

Dusky M. Land, 66, of Benton, went home to his heavenly father this past Wednesday, after a long progressive illness, following a stroke and cancer. He was saved, had made peace with the Lord, and was eager to be united once more with his wife, Mary Pate Land; his parents, W.O. and Lenore, and his beloved brother, Drayton.

Sgt. Roger Dale Bullard Sr.

August 19, 2013

Sgt. Roger Dale Bullard Sr., 64 , of Benton, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013.
He was born Jan. 21, 1949, in Benton.
Roger was a Vietnam War Army veteran and retired from the Saline County Sheriffs Office as a sergeant.  He was a member of the F.O.P. and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Roger was the co-founder of the Saline County Deputy Sheriffs Association and helped build the Saline County Sheriffs Training Facility. 
He was preceded in death by his father, J.T. Bullard; his mother, Thelma Lee Ables; and a brother, Lonnie E. Ables Jr.

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