Archive - Sep 26, 2012 - Obituary
Irene Blenkinsopp Sanford, 84, of Avilla went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.
She was born April 14, 1928, in Bigelow on Wye Mountain to the late Joseph Blenkinsopp and Merial DeRossi.
She was a nurse, a homemaker, and of the Baptist faith.Â She loved tending to her flower garden and fishing.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jasper Sanford; an infant daughter, Rebecca Sanford; one brother, Richard Blenkinsopp; and one half-sister, Mary Roy.
Matt Carter, 29, of Alexander went to be with our Lord and Savior Sept. 22.Â He was born July 19, 1983, to Edward Carter and Debra Duran in Benton.Â Matt was a loving father, son and brother, who loved living his life to the fullest; he loved hunting, fishing, going to the lake and riding a 4-wheeler.Â He was the owner and operator of County Line Pawn Shop.Â Matt spent his final days surrounded by his family and his beautiful daughter.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred and Ocie Duran and Lewis Merlin Carter.
Floyd Dale Keisler, 75, was born Sept. 13, 1937, in Leola to the late Martin Ongelo Keisler and Lena Williams Keisler. The Lord called him home to heaven Sept. 24 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.
Floyd loved the Lord and was a dedicated Christian and a member of Forest Hills Missionary Baptist Church.
He attended Leola, White Hall and Pine Bluff schools.Â He served in the Arkansas National Guard from Feb. 28, 1955, through Feb. 26, 1957.Â