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November 5th

Gilbert Franklin Griffin

November 5, 2013

Gilbert Franklin Griffin, 69, of Traskwood, passed away on Saturday Nov. 2, 2013.  He was born June 6, 1944, in Lake Village, to the late Gilbert Monroe Griffin and the late Madell Royal Griffin.
Gilbert was retired from Pulaski County Road and Bridge and was a Desert Storm veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church and American Legion Post of Sheridan.

Marcus Shane Howell

November 5, 2013

Marcus Shane Howell, 26, of Haskell went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.
Shane was born Nov. 6, 1986, in Little Rock. He lived in Pine Bluff until age 9 when his family moved to Haskell.  He graduated from Harmony Grove High School in 2005. 

Willliam 'Bill' Earl Winder

November 5, 2013

William "Bill" Earl Winder of Bryant passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, as a result of complications from a recent illness. He was 54 years old.
Bill was born Oct. 11, 1959, in Fayetteville, N.C. to Robert W. and Norma J. Winder.  As a child, Bill took an early interest in all things mechanical.  He very much enjoyed working on anything with wheels.
Bill spent the vast majority of his life in the automotive industry, most recently employed by Steve Landers Dodge and Frank Fletcher Dodge. 

Merry Lu Barnett McLeod Tuggle

November 5, 2013

Merry Lu Barnett McLeod Tuggle, age 79, of Shannon Hills died Nov. 1 at Saline Memorial Hospice House.
She was born Nov. 22, 1933, in Spokane, Wash., and spent her childhood in Berkeley, Calif., before moving to Mulvane, Kan., as a teenager.  After graduating from Mulvane High School, she married Don McLeod and went to work for Mulvane State Bank.
After they divorced in 1962, she raised her two daughters in Pittsburg, Kan., while working at the National Bank of Pittsburg.

Harvey Horace 'J.R.' Dodson

November 5, 2013

Harvey Horace "J.R." Dodson, 64, of Benton, went to his  home on Oct. 31, 2013. He was born August 27, 1949, in Benton to Harvie and Juanita Dodson. Those that knew J.R. know there are many stories to tell, but none other than the love he had for his family, childhood stories, and the days at deer camp or on the lake. For the time he was here, he left an impression on many and will be missed by many.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Edward Dodson; a sister, Lucy Kaye Dodgen; a sister-in-law, Sherry Dodson; and a grandson, Eric Daniels.

November 1st

Jimmy Reeves

November 1, 2013

Jimmy L. Reeves, 78, of Avilla went to be with the Lord on Oct. 30, 2013. He was a member of Moose Lodge 2556 and loved wrestling and shuffleboard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Avery Reeves and Mattie Moxen; a brother, John E. Reeves; a daughter, Kim Bray; two sons, Brent Reeves and Robert Bramlett; and a grandson, Jeremy Grafe.

Janice Annette Shelton

November 1, 2013

Janice Annette Shelton, 37, of Tull passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at her home.
She was born July 10, 1976, in Saline County to Walter Griffin and the late Eula Jean Turner Griffin.
Mrs. Shelton was a homemaker and a retired cashier service manager for Walmart.  She was a member of Brooks Bethel Missionary Baptist Church where she was active in the Children’s Ministry.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by one brother, Walter Wayne Griffin; and two nephews, Christopher Lewis and Walter Ammons.

Joan Elizabeth Escarre Arnold

November 1, 2013

Joan Elizabeth Escarre Arnold, 48, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.  She was born Jan. 29, 1965, in Prescott.
She is survived by her son, John Arnold; her mother, Betty Ore; her father, P.A. Escarre; two sisters and one brother.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Ashby Funeral Home.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.

Corwin Eldred Johnson,

November 1, 2013

Funeral services for Corwin Eldred Johnson will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Johnson Street Church of Christ, Benton, Arkansas with Brother David Watkins III officiating.
Mr. Johnson is survived by one daughter, Sharlisa Renea Johnson; his mother, Millard Burkett Johnson Adams; his stepfather, Sydney Adams Benton, all of Benton.

October 31st

Owen Milton Rylie

October 31, 2013

Owen Milton Rylie, 53, of Malvern, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. 
He was born Sept. 24, 1960, in Benton. Mr. Rylie was a roofer and of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Owen Lewis Rylie and Ruby Lee Rylie; his sisters, Betty Sanders and Carolyn Rylie; and his brother, Archie Rylie.

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