June 8th, 2011
Warren B. âSkeetâ Johnson, age 72, of McRae, formerly of Benton, passed away June 4, 2011, at his home.Â He was born Oct. 20, 1938, in El Dorado, Ark.
Skeet was the owner and operator of a heavy-duty equipment and welding shop for 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Ruby Johnson; a brother, W.B. Johnson; two sisters, Juanita Brotherton and Betty Burnett; his wife, Edith Johnson; and a son, Jerry Johnson.
James Louis âGatorâ Gorum Jr., age 82, of Benton died Monday, June 6, 2011. He was born Jan. 19, 1929, in Midland, Texas. James was a self-employed construction worker. He was preceded in death by his parents, James L. and Annie Mae Graves Gorum, son, Richard Scott Dossey.
Survivors inlcude a son, Darl Gorum, Oklahoma; three daughters, Roseanna Seawright of Benton, Dana Seals of Oklahoma and Kim Chandler of Little Rock; a sister, Ginger Bouizines of Tennessee; nine grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
James lived a colorful live and never met a stranger.
Margaret Anne Cathey Rolleigh, 89, of Heber Springs, a former Benton resident, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011. She was born Sept. 18, 1921, in Thornton, Ark., to the late C.W. (Wash) and Pearl Payne Cathey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Lawrence Rolleigh Jr.; one son, Eugene Lawrence Rolleigh III.; two sisters, Maurine Williams and Miriam Josey; and three brothers, Clyde Cathey, Hubert Cathey, and Donald Cathey.