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December 28th

Billy Gene Ramsey

December 28, 2012

Billy Gene Ramsey, 79, of Benton passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26.  He was born Nov. 6, 1933 in Bauxite. 
Mr. Ramsey worked at Owasso as a foreman for 25 years; after that he worked for Dalworth of Haskell as a truck driver for 30 years.  He loved truck driving.
Mr. Ramsey could tell you how to get anywhere you wanted to go and how long it would take you to get there.  He also loved to make people laugh and did a good job of it.  Mr. Ramsey was a member of Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church. 

Lexie Elaine Wilmoth

December 28, 2012

Lexie Elaine Wilmoth, 92, of Bauxite,  who was known to her family as “Mama Lane,” passed from this life on Dec. 25, to join her beloved family members who had gone before.

Kelly Ashcraft Cunningham

December 28, 2012

Kelly Ashcraft Cunningham, 49, of Benton passed away Sunday, Dec. 23. She was born Jan. 19, 1963, in Little Rock to Norman and Gayle Ashcraft.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Gayle Blue Ashcraft.
She is survived by her husband, David Cunningham of Benton; daughters, Karissa McDaniel of Alexander, Kristin McDaniel of Alexander and Shannon Calhoun of Benton; brothers, Tracy Ashcraft of Bryant, Marten Ashcraft of Haskell and John Ashcraft of South Carolina; grandchildren, Wesley H. Stricklin, Parker H. Stricklin, Lexie Calhoun and Joely D. Calhoun.

December 27th

Senior Master Sgt. Richard Allen Patterson "Sgt. Patt"

December 27, 2012

Senior Master Sgt. Richard Allen Patterson "Sgt. Patt," 71, of Bryant passed away Dec. 25, with his family by his side. 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.

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