Archive - May 2013 - Obituary
Julie Thornberry, 89, of Bolingbrook, Ill., formerly of Benton, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013.
She was born June 1, 1923, in Paducah, Ky.Â
Mrs. Thornberry was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Lizzie Davis; her husband of 49 years, the Rev. Richard Thornberry; and a daughter, Charlene Humphrey.
She is survived by three daughters, Betty Hillis of Wynne, Jeanette Wunglueck of Bolingbrook, Ill., and Judy Davis of Buffalo Grove, Ill.; a brother, Bill Davis of Mountain Home; eight grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Richard 'Dicky' Lyndon Redmon, 72, of Benton passed away May 27, 2013, at his home. He was born Feb. 5, 1941, in Pine Bluff.
Richard was retired from Alexander Human Development Center, working also at Reynolds Metals Corp. and served in the Army National Guard.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Lyndon Redmon and Nadine Harmon; and his grandmother who raised him, Gertrude Wallace Terry.
Edward G. "Eddie Boy" Fletcher, 86, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Edward, a 1945 graduate of Little Rock High School, served in the U.S. Army as quartermaster in Japan.
Eddie married the love of his life, Mary Jo "Jody" Lewis, in 1947. They raised their family until her death in 1983.
Eddie was vice president of General Press Services in Little Rock; published The Arkansas Legislative Digest, The Daily Record, Arkansas Baptist News Magazine, small town newspapers and many other publications.
Jesmond â€śJessâ€ť A. DiMaio Jr., 70, went to be with the Lord on May 23, 2013, at home surrounded by his family. Jess was born March 20, 1943, to Jesmond and Mary DiMaio in Youngstown, Ohio.
Jess and his father started A&D Screw Machine Products of Malvern in 1960. Jess graduated from Benton High School in 1961. His family moved to Malvern in 1962. In 1963, he married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Gail Ensey. They were married just over 49 years.
Evelyn Dollie Cheshier, 97, of Heber Springs passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Heber Springs. She was born Feb. 16, 1916, in Benton, the daughter of the late Edward Young Green and Hattie (Ogle) Green.
Mrs. Cheshier was a homemaker and mother.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest P. Cheshier, who passed away on March 3, 2000.
James â€śJimâ€ť Thomas Smith, 81, formerly of Benton, died May 23, in Kaufman, Tex.
Mr. Smith was born in Benton on Sept. 25, 1931 to James Manson and Zelma Smith. He married Ruth Whitted on Sept. 25, 1949. Mr. Smith worked for Walters Drilling Co. in Benton for many years before transferring to the companyâ€™s Dallas office in 1967. He later worked for Southwestern Laboratories in Arlington as a driller and drilling supervisor until his retirement in 1987.
Louis Deward Snapp, 84, of Bryant, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013.Â He was born January 31, 1929 in McCoy, Texas to the late James and Frances Snapp.Â Mr. Snapp was a U.S. Navy Korean War Veteran and retired owner of United Parts and Supply Company.Â He was a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church, V.F.W., Alumina Lodge #574 of Bryant and the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.
Levita Coppock Clement Bigler, 59, of Anchorage, Alaska passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013.Â She was born December 19, 1953 to Gyle W. Coppock and Alita Hamilton Coppock Cockman.Â Mrs. Bigler had a long career with FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) as a computer drafter.Â She retired December 13, 2012.
She was preceded in death by her father, Gyle W. Coppock; her stepfather, Edward E. Cockman, and her brothers, Darrell Coppock and Ronnie Cockman.
John C. Oates, 78, of Benton passed away Friday, May 24 at Saline Memorial Hospital. He was born September 17, 1934 in Lufkin, Texas. John was a retired dental lab tech, a US Air Force Veteran, and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cue E. Oates and Isca A. Jones Oates.
Sarah Loraine Wilson, 58, of Benton passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013. Sarah was born Feb. 5, 1955, in Little Rock to the late John Archie Lee and Alberta (Shenault) Wilson.
She is survived by siblings Earl Wilson, Mary McAfee, Chester Wilson, and Lily Wilson, and nephew Jerry C. Wilson.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Arkansas Funeral Care, located at 2620 W. Main St. in Jacksonville.
Online guest book: www.arkansasfuneralcare.com.