July 18th, 2014
Harvey Odell Puryear
Harvey Odell Puryear, 70, of Haskell passed away peacefully on June 26, 2014, with his family by his side, after a long battle to survive as a stroke victim.
Odell was born July 6, 1943, to Vernard and Laura Puryear of Bryant.
He was preceded in death by his father, V.H. Puryear; his beloved mother, Anna Laura Elizabeth â€śSister Baby Balchâ€ť Puryear; and a devoted brother, Steve Puryear.
Richard Lem Henson Sr., 76, of Benton passed away on July 16, 2014.
He was born April 29, 1938, in Little Rock to the late Woodrow and Fannie Hartzler Henson.
Richard was respected for his character, for doing what he said he would do and for being a man of his word.Â
He served as a Naval aircraft mechanic on the USS Lake Champlain in the late 1950s. Stops at St. Johnâ€™s Newfoundland, the Azores Islands and ports of call in the Mediterranean were highlights of his career in the Navy.
Richard worked as a salesman for a Sav-A-Stop for many years.
Artie Lorine Hatcher, 94, of Benton passed away July 16, 2014.
Lorine was born Feb. 24, 1920, in Haskell to the late John A. and Mary Evielee Funk Shepard.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ward Hatcher; a sister, Faye Moore; and four brothers, Grover, Elbert, Clarence and Franklin Shepard.
She was a member of Tyndall Park Missionary Baptist Church.
Lorine is survived by four nephews, Paul, Wayne, Dale and Phil Shepard.
Funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Ashby Funeral Home with Brother Wayne Smith officiating.