November 14th, 2011
Jane â€śTootieâ€ť Johnson Higgins, 71, passed away Nov. 8 at University of Arkansas for Medical Science in Little Rock.
She was born Oct. 10,1940, in Traskswood, to David and Ruby Johnson.Â She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, James Kenneth Higgins; one son, Donald David Higgins; two brothers, Skeet and Buster Johnson; a sister, Betty Burnett; two grandchildren, Jonathan and David; and a former daughter-in-law, Deborah Kay Higgins.
Carolyn Joyce â€śJosieâ€ť Puckett Babbs, 71, of Benton died Monday, Nov. 7. She was born April 4, 1940, in Benton.
She was a homemaker and a member of Reyburn Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph Jess Puckett Sr. and Melba Lewis Puckett; her husband, Robert Babbs; and a daughter, Lisa Brown.
James O. Willis, 84, of Benton, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 6.Â He was born July 24, 1927, in Saline County to the late Charles and Izoria Willis.Â
James was a truck driver and a member of New Friendship Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Charles Willis;a and sister, Lillian Porter.Â
He is survived by his brother, Clyde Oâ€™Dell Willis of New Iberia, La.; his sisters, Etta Moody of Lonoke and Billie Thorne of North Little Rock; and the extended family of Brother Randy Ward and wife Rita, and his granddaughter, Olivia Ward.