Archive - 2013
Roy Corrnel Bryant, 76 of Benton, formerly of Tampa, FL, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. Roy was born March 2, 1937 in Georgia to the late William and Leona Bryant. Mr. Bryant retired from Tampa General Hospital. Since moving to Benton to live with his daughter, he attended church at Fellowship of the Cross and enjoyed going to the Benton Senior Adult Center.
He is also preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Bryant; sister, Eunice Martain Black; and brother, Willy Bryant.
John â€śSmoothieâ€ť Gosvenor, 68, of Traskwood; passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at his home.Â He was born February 2, 1945 in Chidester. John was a truck driver for 48 years and was currently employed by Kenny Adams Trucking of Wynne.Â He was of the Baptist faith and an avid fisherman.
John was preceded in death by his father, A.T. Gosvenor of Haskell; his mother, Thelma Gosvenor of Chidester and a brother, Charlie Gosvenor.
Wesley Ray Smith, 67, of Benton, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013.Â He was born August 14, 1946 in Benton.Â Mr. Smith was a member of Social Hill Missionary Baptist Church and was a carpet layer.Â
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George A. Smith and Emer Ellen Smith, and Joseph Leonard Chism and Rosie Belle McGhee Chism; parents, Vernon C. and J. Berneice Smith; two brothers, Alvin Ellis Smith and Leonard Allen Smith.