March 7th, 2014
Irwin Elson Barger, 92, of Benton passed away March 5, 2014.Â He was born June 27, 1921 in Nettleton, to the late Freeman S. and Bertha Sawyers Barger.
Irwin served in the U.S. Army during World War II.Â He was a member of the Highway 5 Church of Christ and held a license in real estate and brokerage.
Irwin was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Bruce Barger; three brothers and three sisters.
Paul Richard McLeod, 60, went to his heavenly home on Monday, March 3, 2014. He was born to the Rev. Sidney Dexter and Leota Lucille Palmer McLeod in Magnolia.
He was a graduate of Benton High School and Pulaski Technical HVAC College. He was the owner of Bittner-McLeod Refrigeration, an avid golfer, and a devoted member of East Union Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed his many friends and colleagues and always had a joke and a smile for everyone.
He was preceded in death by his mother; and his brother, Johnnie Lee McLeod.Â
Larry Lain Crocker, 74, of Benton passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at the VA Hospital in Little Rock.
He was born May 21, 1939 in Titusville, Pa., to the late William Lewis and LuClaire Hollabaugh Crocker.
Larry was a member of New Summitt Church of God and owner of Popploâ€™s Pizza.Â He served 10 years with the U.S. Air Force.Â Larry retired from a food management position with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Diane Sue Crocker; a daughter, Carla Hollinger; a brother, Bill Crocker; and a sister, Betty Akins.