Archive - Aug 2013 - Obituary
Joseph Paul "JP" Leveritt, 96, of Bryant, who served as a physical trainer for President Harry Truman, died July 12 in Little Rock.
Leveritt became a physical therapist at Baptist Hospital in the 1960s where he retired a. Throughout his life he also worked as a potter, focusing on utilitarian pottery made on the wheel.
Gavin Leon Wright, 33, of Benton, passed away Aug. 9, 2013.Â
He was born Dec. 8, 1979, in Little Rock to Rick Wright and Karen Wilson Wright.
He Â retired as a captain from the Little Rock Fire Department after 11 years of service. Gavin graduated from Benton High School in 1998.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Floyd and Willie Wright, Evelyn Marie and George Hart, and Guy Leon Wilson.
Ruby Dean Jackson, 85, of Benton passed away Friday, Aug. 9, 2013.Â
She was born April 17, 1928, in Camden to the late Joe and Linda Wilson.
Ruby was a member of Salem Road Church of Christ.Â She loved her family dearly, was a friend to so many, and loved doing for others.Â Mrs. Jackson loved to cook, garden, and do everything she could for those in need.
In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Jackson; two sons, Michael and Ronnie Jackson; and a grandson, Blake Jackson.
Toby Lane Smith, infant son of Jonathan Lane and Pamela Michelle Presswood Smith, died Wednesday at his home in Palestine.
Toby was born Dec. 18, 2012, in Forrest City and was a precious part of the Old-Fashioned Baptist Church in Palestine.
In addition to his parents, Toby is survived by a sister, Halee Grace Smith; his grandparents, Jim and Angela Smith of Junction City and Bob and Stephanie Presswood of Benton.
Funeral for Toby will be held at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Forrest City. Burial will be at Forrest Park Cemetery.
Richard D. Boone, age 61, of Bryant passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.
He was born Oct. 14, 1951, in Little Rock to the late Bill C. and Edna Lee Branstratter Boone.
Ricky had retired from Alcoa and was currently was working part-time at Walmart. He was a member of Mountainside United Methodist Church in Hot Springs Village.
Debbie Ruth Fuller Siratt, age 53, of the Antioch Community passed away Aug. 7, 2013, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.
She was born July 13, 1960, in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Vernon R. and Sarah Ruth Mitchell Fuller.
Over the course of two decades, Debbie touched the lives of many students as a sixth-grade teacher at Glen Rose and an ALE teacher at Malvern's Beta School and Wilson Intermediate.
She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon; her son, Christopher Aaron; and her sister, Doris Ruth.
Sadie (Aleese) Goins, 82 of Malvern, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.
She was born March 3, 1931. in Grapevine to the late John Mark and Sadie A. Threlkeld.Â Sadie was a member of Ten Mile Missionary Baptist Church in Lonsdale, was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, friend and homemaker.
Sadie was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Bobby Threlkeld and Troy Wayne James; two daughters, Cynthia Gaile Richardson and Connie Darlene Parish; seven brothers; one sister; and a son-in-law, Edward Smith.
George Auther Whatley, age 70, of Benton went to be with his Lord on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.
He was born June 8, 1943 in Hensley to the late Claude Whatley and Vera Styles Whatley. He was an Army veteran and former owner of Statewide Roofing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Charlotte Whatley; a son, David Whatley; a sister, Winnie June Peoples; and three brothers, Ben Whatley, Floyd Whatley and Charley Whatley.
Paul Michael Mortensen, 59, of Fayetteville died Aug. 8, 2013.
He was born June 9, 1954, in Racine, Wis., and was the son of Eric Edward and Patricia Carol Mortensen.
Paul received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arkansas in 1980. He loved architecture, working with clients and looking at the technical side of structures.
Our sweet angel, Kinsey Robinson, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 10, 2013. Kinsey was born Aug. 10 to Sherri Hilligas and David Robinson in Benton.
Kinsey was preceded in death by her brother, Parker Alan Hilligas.
She is survived by her loving parents; four siblings, Paxton Blake Hilligas, Hunter Robinson, Hannah Robinson and Hayden Robinson; her grandparents, Eddie and Tammy Hilligas and Carmelita Sanchez; her great-grandpa, Earl Hilligas; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.