Archive - Nov 12, 2012 - Obituary
On Nov. 5, one of Godâ€™s true angels, Sara Elizabeth Besancon, was granted her angel wings and flew home to be with the Lord. Her life began Oct. 31, 1990, and was tragically taken from injuries sustained in a one-car accident.
Jessie Mae Long, 80, passed away on November 10, 2012 at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.
Jessie was born on July 19, 1932 in Damascus, Ark.
She is survived by daughter Darlene Bunt and spouse Tim of Benton; son Gordon Hall and spouse Rachael of Alexander; step-son Tommy Stratton and spouse Carolyn of Alexander; 6 grandchildren; 4 great- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, as well as a host of other friends and family members all who loved her and will miss her dearly.
Jessie was preceded in death by her parents Jess and Leunnie Mahar and son Jerry Hall.
Harold G. Ferguson, 82, of Bismarck went to be with his heavenly father and family members all ready there on November 8, 2012.Â
He was born March 10, 1930 in Benton to the late George and Bealuh James Ferguson.Â
Harold was a member of Gravel Hill Baptist Church in his younger years and then, Leonard Street Baptist Church for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Micheal Ferguson and Terry Ferguson; and wives, Dorothy Ferguson and Mildred Ferguson.
James Samuel Scott, 59, of Benton passed away on Wednesday November 7, after his battle with Lung Cancer. He was born July 7, 1953 in Little Rock. Sam was employed as a Mail Carrier by Little Rock Community Mental Health Center. He served in the US Army for two years and was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church. Sam was a farmer, cattleman and an integral partner in the Scott Family Farm. He was also an avid and successful gardener and fisherman. Sam was very generous with the fruits of both.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert M. Scott.
Theda Marguerite (McLaughlin) Duren, 86, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7. She was born Feb. 25, 1926, in Clarksburg, W.Va., to the late Homer McLaughlin and Marguerite (Day) McLaughlin.Â She was a member of Parkview Methodist Church in Benton and retired from the Benton School District after working many years as a cafeteria cook.Â Â
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Lee Duren, and her brother, John McLaughlin.Â