Archive - 2012 - Obituary
Richard Manuel Melian, 25, of Benton passed away Saturday, Dec. 15.Â He was born June 30, 1987, in Newark, N.J., to Moises A. Melian and Ana Carolina Castro-Mejia.
Before moving to Benton, he graduated from Matheny School and Hospital in Peapack, N.J., in 2008.Â Richard was a member of Northside Church of Christ in Benton and was loved by many.Â
Wayne Dale Graddy, 85, of Benton passed away Saturday, Dec. 15.Â He was born Dec. 14, 1927, in Morganton.Â
Mr. Graddy served in the U.S. Army and was chief of the Springhill Fire Department for more than 20 years.Â He was a carpenter and a member of the Highway Church of Christ in Benton.Â
Mr. Graddy was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mattie Pearl Graddy; a brother, Ralph Graddy; and two sisters, Ruby Cullum and Laveda Haltom.
Jillian Elora Elmore received her angel wings on Tuesday, Dec. 11. She was the longed for and loved daughter of Jason and Jaclyn Elmore of Benton.
She is also survived by her maternal grandparents, Russell and Vicki Roberts; and paternal grandparents, Don and Laura Elmore. Also remaining to cherish her memory are many special aunts, uncles and cousins.
A private graveside service honoring her brief life was held on Thursday, Dec. 13. A private visitation was held prior to the service. Jillian will forever and always be in our hearts.