Archive - Feb 2013 - Obituary
Jean Ligon, 83, of Benton, passed away into the arms of the Lord early Saturday, Feb. 16.Â
She was born June 30, 1929, to the late Allen and Ollie Robertson of Kirby.Â She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Benton, where she was a member of Deborah Sunday School Class and WMU.
She was also a member of Benton Literary Guild and Westwood Garden Club of Little Rock.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Hattie Porter and husband Mid and Lillian Oliver and husband Floyd; and one brother, Ira Roberson and wife Nina De.
Mamie Louise Pettus Dobbins, 94, of Pine Bluff, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born on December 21, 1918, in Bauxite, she was a daughter of the late Louis Jethro and Pearl Careen Pettus. She married Judson Foy Dobbins March 28, 1937. They had one daughter and three sons and shared sixty-two years of marriage until his death in 1999. Mrs. Dobbins was a stay-at-home mother and enjoyed cooking, Sunday school classes and in later years visiting with friends during lunch times at the Area Agency on Aging.
Sarah Colleen (Austin) Hale, 77, of Benton, passed away Thursday, February 14. She was born in Independence County on November 6, 1935 to the late Robert Austin and Cynthia (Walker) Austin.Â After graduating from Tuckerman High School, she obtained her Registered Nursing License in 1956 from St. Vincentâ€™s in Little Rock.Â She served many years as an R.N. but retired from Teletype in Little Rock.Â Mrs. Hale was of the Church of Christ faith, enjoyed genealogy and tending to her flower garden.Â She also loved cats and dogs.