O.Z. Sharp, 82, of Benton died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Little Rock. He was born Nov. 4,1931, to the late Luther and Dora (Suggs) Sharp in Alley. Mr. Sharp was a retired logger and of the Jehovahâ€™s Witness faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Mattie Faye (Pettit) Sharp.
William Fred Cheek Sr. of Ferndale passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. He was born Aug. 19, 1945, to the late Henry and Emmer Cheek.
William was the owner and operator of Cheek Enterprises for more than 35 years. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Masonic Lodge 309 of Paron.
He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.
William B. "Buck" Cross, 88, of Benton passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family and friends Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.
He was of the Missionary Baptist faith.
Buck was born April 11, 1925, in Mt. Moriah to the late John and Jessie Cross. He retired from Alcoa where he had worked most of his adult life. Buck was married to his sweetheart, Louise, for 66 years. While his great love was for his family, a close second was farming. He was most at home on his tractor in a field baling hay, tending his cows or in his shop repairing his tractors.