Archive - 2013
James Edgar â€śJimmyâ€ť Giles, 82, of El Dorado died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at his home. He was born June 21, 1931, in El Dorado to Edgar William and Mattie Faye Giles.
He was a decorated veteran of the Korean War while proudly serving the U.S. Army.Â He was a recipient of the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, the Good Conduct Medal, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, and the United Nations Service Medal.
He was married to Doris Marie Clift in 1955 and they had three daughters.
Elsie Marie (Johnson) Lawrence, 84, of Benton, was born June 30, 1929, and passed away Aug. 26, 2013.Â
Mrs. Lawrence lived in Benton all her life. She was married to Herbert (Shorty) Lawrence Sr.Â Elsie attended school in Benton and later opened her own business, Lawrence Upholstery for over 30 years. She was a member of Holland Chapel Church.
Elsie had many hobbies. She loved spending time with her family and was an avid bingo player. She loved to crochet and, as any Lawrence, she loved to fish.Â All of her friends called her Elsie, but to most she will be remembered as Nan.
John Joseph Morrison, 64, of Lonsdale died Aug. 24, 2013.
He was born in Hot Springs on Feb. 26, 1949, the only son of James Alvin and Velma E. Hick Morrison. He was never married and had three sisters. John was a Vietnam veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Virginia Ann Morrison; and his niece, Susan Ray Tipton Wells Sittinger.
He is survived by two sisters, Ida Lou Tipton of Newport, N.C., and Pearl Franklin of Hot Springs; a great-nephew, Derrin A. Wells of Beaufort, N.C.; and a loving friend, Jan Capossela.
Mary Louise Harrison Hancock, 87, of Benton passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. She was born March 16, 1926, in Saline County.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Millard and Lilla Williams Harrison; five brothers, Cecil Harrison, Harold Harrison, Garland Harrison, Edward Harrison and Maxie Harrison; one sister, Marguerite Vandegrift; and a grandchild, Jason Hancock.