Archive - 2012 - Obituary
Linda â€śDarleneâ€ť Craig, 61, of Alexander passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 31. She was born Feb. 28, 1951 in Benton to Dale Grant and Eleanor Baker.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Linda is survived by her loving companion, Booker Simpson; four daughters; three sons; two sisters; six brothers; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Arkansas Funeral Care, 2620 W. Main St. in Jacksonville. Burial will be at Bayou Meto Cemetery. Arrangements are by Arkansas Funeral Care.
Carl Evon Berry Sr., 46 of Alexander went to be with his Lord on Oct. 29.Â He was born Jan. 19, 1966, to Tank and Pearlen Berry in Tucker.Â Carl was very proud to serve his country, retiring from the Army after 22 years of service. He also was retired from the U.S. Postal Service.
He was a member of Longley Baptist Church in Little Rock.
Carl loved to go fishing, camping and spending time with his family.Â He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend.
He was preceded in death by his father, Tank Berry Jr., and his sister, Linda Worsham.
Ron Mayfield, 59, passed away on Oct. 29, at his home in Benton.Â Ron was born Dec. 16, 1952, in East St. Louis, Ill. Ron was of the Lutheran faith.
He worked at Alltel in networking.
Sarah Ellen Dean Eaves, a resident of Dothan, Ala., went to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 29. She was 92.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Eaves; her son, Bill Kyser; and a grandson, Dwight Douglas Dimorier.
She is survived by her daughters, Geraldine Scribner and husband Harry of Benton, and Sue Thornton and husband, Roy Mac of Cottonwood, Ala; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Crystal Marie Taylor, 53, of Benton passed away Monday, Oct. 22. She was born Dec. 2, 1958, in Little Rock to Sammy and Virginia Butler.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Michael Moody and Michael Taylor, and her father, Sammy Butler.
Crystal is survived by her mother, Virginia Butler; her children, Megan Moody and husband Will, Matthew Moody, Kimberly Taylor, and Michaela Taylor. She is also survived by her siblings, Terrie Threlkeld and Clint Butler and husband, Robin; her granddaughter, Madison Moody; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Reedy Edward Harris, 100, of Bauxite died Thursday, Oct. 25. He was born Feb. 12, 1912 in Center Ridge.
Mr. Harris was a retired millwright and a member of the Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Franklin Harris and Josephine Brinkley Harris; his wife, Claudia Harris; a son, Edward Leon Harris; three brothers, Arthur, Glen and Harold Harris.
Scottie Sue (Noel) Stevens,, 77, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.
She was born Nov. 26, 1934. in Halliday to the late Purvis Noel and Marie (Hampton) Noel.
She was baptized in 1948 at New Liberty Baptist Church in Greene County, in a pond in Marmaduke and has been an active member of First Baptist Church of Benton since March of 1957.Â Mrs. Stevens retired as business manager for the Benton School District.
Peggy Ruth Wilkins, 80, of Alexander passed away on October 28, with her family by her side.Â She was born on July 24, 1932 to the late, Roy C. and Mary Alice Jewell in Strong.Â Peggy was a dedicated member for 36 years at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Otter Creek.Â She enjoyed spending time with her family and researching her family genealogy.Â
She is preceded in death by her parents; her son, Jerrell Wilkins Jr.; her daughter, Mary Carol Lariveria; her brother, Roy and her sister, Nell.
Freda Odean (Richmond) Harris, 86, of Benton, passed away October 25. She was born July 3, 1926 to the late John & Lydia (Brummett) Richmond. She was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church and the Kate Wright Sunday School class. She was an avid lover of nature and enjoyed working with flowers, gardening and bird watching. She spent her life being the best wife, mother and Nanny that any family could be blessed to have.
Larry M. Hughes, 67, of Bentonville passed away October 24, at Regency hospital of Springdale. He was born January 18, 1945 in Benton to Eric and Mary Bragg Hughes. After graduating from high school, Larry went into the police academy. He was a proud police officer for in Benton and then later for the city of Berryville. He retired from his position as a police officer at NWACC, after 12 years of service. Â Larry was in avid reader, fisherman and hunter. He was a member at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Bentonville.