Archive - Dec 27, 2012 - Obituary
Senior Master Sgt. Richard Allen Patterson "Sgt. Patt," 71, of Bryant passed away Dec. 25, with his family by his side.Â He had a very distinguished military career of 28 years in the Air Force and saw tours of duty in Thailand, Korea and England. It was in Norwich, England where he met his future wife Linda Crome. She was the love of his life, and her family welcomed the "Yank" into their home with open arms. Many a weekend in the 1970s was spent in the Tuckswood Pub in Norwich with brothers-in-law John, Tony, David and Bernard.
Zona Belle Grant, 82, of Benton passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26.Â She was born March 8, 1930, in Russellville.Â Mrs. Grant was a homemaker. She loved flowers and attended Gateway Church in Little Rock.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Garcy and Nola Jordan; husband Homer Grant; and two brothers, Eugene and Curt Jordan.
She is survived by her sister, Wanda Raper of Paron; brother Quinton Jordan of Boothwin, Pa.; half-brother Gary Don Jordan of Hector; three nieces; one nephew; and several cousins.
Kathryn Guenter Nix, 62, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Christmas Eve, surrounded by her family, after a valiant battle with cancer. Kathy was born August 15, 1950, in Minneapolis, MN, to a DuPont engineer and a nurse. The family moved to Niagara Falls, N.Y. shortly thereafter. In 1972 she earned a degree in Home Economics from Bowling Green State University and began working for Gerbers department store in Memphis, Tenn. before transferring to Little Rock. While working as a buyer for M. M.
Olin O. (Fritz) Hester, 89, of Alexander, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 23.
He was born August 28, 1923 in Benton.Â
Mr. Hester was a U.S. Army Veteran, a mechanic and a member of Springhill Baptist Church for 74 years.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, William A. and Josie B. Hester; wife, Bertha (Midge) Hester; and a son, Ronald Gene Hester.