April 10th, 2014
William Clayton Perry, 92, of Benton passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. He was born May 21, 1921, in Arkadelphia, to the late Robert Harvey and Ollie B (Kemp) Perry.
He was a Church of God minister for all of his adult life. He was very active with youth, missions and supporting local churches. He served as state coordinator for the Louisiana Church of God State Assembly for nearly two decades.
He loved his garden, birds, airplanes, hunting and fishing. He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Force. He was a servant of the people and treasured his extensive church family.
Gregory S. Farmer, 62, of Wichita Falls, Texas, formerly of Benton, passed away April 3, 2014.
He was born Dec. 3, 1952, in Hamilton, Ohio.Â Greg grew up as a Southern Baptist.
He was a former circulation director for the Benton Courier (now Saline Courier), working at the newspaper from 2008 until 2011.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon "Ape" Farmer and Jean Doan; and a younger brother, Rick Farmer.
Rogie Thomas Garrett, 77, of Benton received his wings April 6, 2014.Â He was born Nov. 1, 1936, in Paron. He was a Master Licensed Plumber from 1968, during which time he served and met many close friends in Saline County and surrounding cities.
He was a one-of-a-kind, prideful, fun-loving and hard-working man. He was a cattleman, an all-time farmer, a gardener, a Paron shuffler and a cook.
He had a passion for helping and giving to others and was well-known for making the best homemade sausage, peppered bacon and hams.