Archive - Jun 2013 - Obituary
Mrs. Dean Cochran Steele, age 98, of Benton, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013.Â She was born Jan. 3, 1915, in Caruthersville, Mo.Â
Mrs. Steele retired after 28 years as a psychiatric LPN at the Benton Services Center. She was of the Missionary Baptist faith.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Maggie Cochran; her husband, Carl Miller Steele; a daughter, Barbara Ann Steward; a son, James Lee Steward; and a sister, Lorene Metzger.
Gary James Taylor, 67, after a long spell of illness has made his final journey to be with The Lord on June 20th.Â
Gary was born in Benton on Aug. 3, 1945, to parents Joseph Taylor and Lona Chadwick.
Gary was of the Pentecostal faith. He was an employee of Arkla for 13 years and became the owner of Garyâ€™s Detail Service of Benton for 10 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his kids, loved God and his grandkids, and was an avid Razorback fan.
He was preceded in death by a son, Tim Taylor; is father, Joseph M. Taylor; his brothers, John â€śRexâ€ť Taylor and David Williams.
Carl Douglas Thompson, 65, of Haskell, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013.Â He was born September 9, 1947 in Bauxite.Â Mr. Thompson retired from the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department and was a member of Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church.Â
He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Thompson and a brother, William Dwight Thompson.
He is survived by his wife, Paula Lynn Thompson; mother, Esther Thompson; brother, James Larry Thompson and nieces, Viola Thompson Hobby, Carrie Thompson and Donna Riffe.