Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Clarence Haltom, 85, of Gurdon, died Monday Dec. 23, 2013 at Twin Rivers Health and Rehab. Clarence was born Feb. 5, 1928 to Clarence Elba Haltom and Georgia Lou Malone in Okolona. Clarence was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Gurdon. He retired from Gurdon Lumber, International Paper Company and Cabe Land Company.
Clarence was preceded in death by his wife Martha of 50 years, two sisters, Jackie Stone and Joydell White.
Linda Sheridan, 72, of Benton passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at her home.Â She was born Sept. 17, 1941 in Benton to the late Alvin Walter and Maude Ball Raney.Â
She was preceded in death by her first husband Fred G. â€śBuddyâ€ť Seamon, husband D. W. â€śJabboâ€ť Sheridan, and grandson Joshua Michael Seamon.
She is survived by Susan Fecteau of Illinois, Elaine and Darrell Joslin, Michael and Beth Seamon, Steve Seamon, and Debbie Cunningham, all of Benton and five wonderful grandchildren.
Travis Lee White, 65, of Benton, went home to be with God on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.Â He was born March 14, 1948 in Benton, to the late Elbert Leon and Lena Faye White. Travis loved fishing, family, friends, making people laugh and a clean vehicle.
Travis was preceded in death by his son, Tommy Lee White, niece, Chardon White and his parents.
Barbara Crook Gray, 69, of Bauxite passed away at her home on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.Â She was born in Rison, on January 16, 1944. Barbara graduated from Rison High School and pursued her college education at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia.Â She was a high school English teacher and spent most of her career at McClellan High School, where she also taught Mythology, until she retired in 2011.Â She loved to read, especially mysteries, enjoyed gardening, and had an artistic flair.
Thomas Glen Bodkin, 25 of Benton, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. He was born January 22, 1988 of Benton.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Tom and Billie Bodkin.
He is survived by his son, Hunter Bodkin McDonald of Indiana, his parents; Tommy and Paula Bodkin of Benton, brother; Greg Bodkin of Benton, sister; Brittany Bodkin and her fiancĂ©, Trevor Harrison of Benton, nephew; Noah Harrison of Benton, grandparents; Paul and Glenda Stevens of Benton, Great grandmother; Bonnie Daniels of Oxley and a host of family and friends who loved him dearly.
Kimberly Renee Kimsey-Harness, 48, of Benton, was loved and admired by many people. She was the first daughter of Susan Kimsey-Hitchings and Sanford Lee Kimsey. She was born in Benton, on April 1, 1965. She spent her childhood in Hot Springs and Benton. Kim graduated from Benton High School in 1983. During high school, she was a member of the Benton High School Marching Band, where she played the clarinet and performed with the flagline. After high school, she lived in several cities in Arkansas and eventually settled in Conway, with her husband, Richard Harness.
Doris Jean White, 79, passed away Dec. 20, 2013. She was born to the late Andrew and Elizabeth Barker on April 24, 1934, in Truman.
Doris worked for Walmart for more than 15 years and retired there. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She is remembered for spending time coloring with her grandchildren and working crossword puzzles. Christmas was her favorite time of the year.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Conway A. White.
Rod Landers, 57, of Benton passed away Dec. 18, 2013.Â He was born July 17, 1956, in Benton, to the late Ruff and Ruth Rudder Landers.
Rod was a member of the Benton First Church of the Nazarene.Â
Joyce Irene Kackley, age 81, of Alexander, passed away Friday, December 20, 2013.Â She was born February 16, 1932 in Little Rock, Arkansas.Â Mrs. Kackley was a member of Collegeville Church of The Nazarene and a seamstress.Â She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Rosie Uebergang; her husband, Logan William Kackley; and a sister, Mabel Raiborn.
James A. McGee, 97, of Benton, passed away Dec. 19, 2013.Â He was born May 3, 1916 in Lambert, Mississippi to the late Charles and Ellen Trucks McGee.Â James was of the Baptist faith and served in the Navy during WWII.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle McGee, his parents, two brothers and three sisters.
Survivors, several nieces and nephews.
Chapel services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23 at Ashby Funeral Home, with Bro. Kim Hammer officiating.Â Burial will follow at Fairplay Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22 at Ashbyâ€™s.