May 19th, 2014
Joann Chastain, 83, of Benton passed away after a lengthy illness of Alzheimer.Â She was born December 12, 1930 in Benton, to the late Winfred and Thelma Patterson Clift.Â Joann was a member of Holland Chapel Baptist Church and was retired as a teller for Regions Bank of Benton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jesse Chastain and brother, Harlan Clift.
Ada Ruth Vandergrift, 85, of Benton, was received by Our Heavenly Father on May 18, 2014. Ruth was a member and Sunday School Teacher for many years at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.Â She retired from North American Phillips after 40 plus years and Walmart as a door greeter after 18 years.Â â€śNannyâ€ť as her grandchildren called her, will be sorely missed by all her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Pete T. Vandergrift; daughter, Linda F. Vandergrift and son, Jeffery L. Vandergrift.
Garry L. Dempsey, 60, of Haskell, passed away May 19, 2014.Â He was born May 15, 1954 in Harrisburg, to Claudie and Pat Dempsey.Â Garry worked in Maintenance at the Arkansas State Hospital and loved being outdoors and watching his grandchildren play sports.
Garry is survived by his wife of 42 years, Suzy Dempsey of Haskell, son, Matt Dempsey and wife, Debbie of Benton, brothers, Rodger, Stanley, Rocky and William Dempsey all of Benton, grandchildren, Lauren and Kristen Dempsey of Benton.
Cremation was through Ashby Funeral Home.Â A memorial service will be held at a later date.