Archive - Aug 2013 - Obituary
Jesse Lee Haislip, age 83, of Benton passed away on Aug. 15, 2013. He was born Oct. 6, 1929, in Cardwell, Mo.
Jesse was a retired plumber and pipefitter for Reynolds Metals Co. and a member of the Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Mary Jane Williams Haislip; two brothers, Sam and Harvey; and two sisters, Ruby Lovins and Virgie Cox.
Sharlotte Gjestvang Sawyer, 70, of Lono passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.Â She was born Nov. 10, 1942, in Little Rock, the daughter of George and Anna Lee Crowley Gjestvang.
She enjoyed cooking, sewing and embroidery. Sharlotte was a member of South Main Missionary Baptist Church.Â Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Owen "O.J." James Sawyer Jr.; and a sister, Marie Heitman.
Dusky M. Land, 66, of Benton, went home to his heavenly father this past Wednesday, after a long progressive illness, following a stroke and cancer. He was saved, had made peace with the Lord, and was eager to be united once more with his wife, Mary Pate Land; his parents, W.O. and Lenore, and his beloved brother, Drayton.
Sgt. Roger Dale Bullard Sr., 64 , of Benton, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013.
He was born Jan. 21, 1949, in Benton.
Roger was a Vietnam War Army veteran and retired from the Saline County Sheriffs Office as a sergeant.Â He was a member of the F.O.P. and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Roger was the co-founder of the Saline County Deputy Sheriffs Association and helped build the Saline County Sheriffs Training Facility.Â
He was preceded in death by his father, J.T. Bullard; his mother, Thelma Lee Ables; and a brother, Lonnie E. Ables Jr.
Frances "Frankie" Eloise Wilkins, 86, of Traskwood passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.
She was born Jan. 21, 1927, in Willow to the late William and Lennie Fitzhugh Fleming.
Frances was a retired cosmetologist, wife and homemaker. She loved to garden, hunt and fish.
Frances was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sparkman, where she taught Sunday School for many years.Â She loved serving her Lord.
Lula Mae Dunbar, 80, passed away on Aug. 7, 2013, with her family by her side. She was born April 30, 1933, to the late Lucien Bluford and Anner Lambert. She received the Administrative Degree of the Eastern Star in Detroit, Mich., in 1996. She also was ordained by Bishop Carry of St. Peterâ€™s Rock Church in Detroit, Mich., in 1977.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Herman Bluford and Fred C. Lambert Sr.; and two sisters, Glady Carter and Dorethea McAfee.
Elizabeth Maxine Hines Ragan, 88, of Benton passed away Aug. 14, 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton. She was born Oct. 22, 1924, at the Mountain View Community in Saline County.
Maxine worked for Dr. John D. Wright and was a retired RN and an X-ray tech at the Alexander Human Development Center and a member of Crossroad Missionary Baptist Church. Maxine loved to camp, fish and was an avid quilter. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff of Pine Court at the Arkansas Health Center.
Delmer L. Lott, 81, of Benton passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at McClellan V.A. Hospital in Little Rock. He was born June 20, 1932, in Ink to the late Henry M. and Nancy Brown Lott.
Mr. Lott retired as chief of navigational aides with the FAA in Little Rock and was a member of the Northside Church of Christ. He was a past commander of VFW Post 2256 in Benton and a U. S. Army veteran having served in the Korean War.Â
In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.
Sue Carol Baber, 79, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Aug.13, 2013, surrounded by her loving family and her dog Zee.
She was born Oct. 15, 1933, in Fort Smith.
Mrs. Baber was a member of Benton's First United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher.Â She was a member and past president of the Saline Memorial Hospital Medical Auxiliary, a member of the the P.T.A, a den mother and a leader in Bible Study Fellowship.Â
Mrs. Baber was preceded in death by her parents, John and Elsie King; and her husband, Dr. Quin Baber.
Francis Earline McCallister, 83, of Benton came into this world Feb. 2, 1930, and left this world unexpectedly Aug. 12, 2013.Â
She was married to Edward McCallister until 2003 when he passed away. She was a member of Holland Chapel Baptist Church, where all her grandchildren went with her many times as young children.
Earline worked at Benton Civitan Center for 25 years. She enjoyed working with kids and adults and being involved with Special Olympics.Â Her hobbies were sewing, cooking and working in her yard.