Archive - 2012 - Obituary
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
Margo L. Anderson, 90, died Nov. 2 at Ashton Court in Liberty, Mo.
She was born Nov. 14, 1921, and was a longtime resident of Benton and Haskell, prior to moving to Liberty, Mo., in 2001. Margo was a member of Parkview United Methodist Church in Benton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar C. Anderson,
Stanley Nowicki, 89, of Benton passed away Monday, Oct. 29, at Saline Memorial Hospice House.
He was born March 24, 1923, in South Bend, Ind., to the late Lewis and Blanche Nowicki.
Mr. Nowicki served in the U.S.Army 254th Infantry during World War II. He had worked for Inland Steel in East Chicago as a mechanical superintendant.
He was preceded in death by one son, Ken Nowick, in 1977.
Also predeceasing him were four brothers, Keith, Cashmir, Louie, and Alonso Nowicki; and a sister, Helen Gapinski.
On November 2, 2012 one of Godâ€™s true Cowboys, Theodore Ernest McElroy, went to be with his Lord.Â He grew up in Checotah, OK. with his brother Larry and sisters Mozelle, Betty, Allita, Dewaynea, and Hazel and his loving parents Ernest and Josie.
He had a beautiful life with his wife Pauline and his kids Paula, Sonny, Ricky and Steven. He had six grandchildren, Jeff, Shane, Jacob, Sidney, Checotah, and Alec who loved him with the all of their hearts and whom he loved with the whole of his heart.Â
Glenda Sue Mitchell, 72, of Benton, passed away Friday, Nov. 2.Â
She was born March 3, 1940, in Benton to the late Murray and Margarita Hamn.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond Mitchell of Benton; a son, Gary Rhodes of South Carolina; two daughters, Tracie Collie of Cabot and Kimberly Baker of Arizona; three stepchildren, Debbie Eldridge of Hattieville, Tammy Chastain of Siloam Springs and Tony Mitchell of Louisiana; a sister, Wanda Witham of Benton; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Donald Lee Denley, 66, of Benton passed away Friday, Nov. 2.Â He was born Sept. 9, 1946, in White Lake, Miss. Mr. Denley was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from the Benton Services Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis Maxwell and Ruby Smith Denley; and a brother, James Denley.
He is survived by his son, Randy Denley of Florida; a brother, Tommy Brotherton of Benton; two sisters, Helen Wyble of Missouri and Mary Russell of Benton; and two grandchildren, Janelle and Caden Denley.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Ashby Funeral Home.
Elizabeth P. (Bettye) Blake after 100+ years on this earth has gone to her eternal home to be with her Lord. Born on March 27, 1912 in North Little Rock, she was the second daughter of Max J. and Helen J. Pruniski.Â Â She lost her mother when she was three years old and was reared by her father and grandmother.Â She graduated from Mt. St. Mary Academy in Little Rock in 1927, and married Christopher Patrick (Pete) Blake in 1940 at St.