Archive - 2013 - Obituary
James Edgar â€śJimmyâ€ť Giles, 82, of El Dorado died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at his home. He was born June 21, 1931, in El Dorado to Edgar William and Mattie Faye Giles.
He was a decorated veteran of the Korean War while proudly serving the U.S. Army.Â He was a recipient of the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, the Good Conduct Medal, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, and the United Nations Service Medal.
He was married to Doris Marie Clift in 1955 and they had three daughters.
Elsie Marie (Johnson) Lawrence, 84, of Benton, was born June 30, 1929, and passed away Aug. 26, 2013.Â
Mrs. Lawrence lived in Benton all her life. She was married to Herbert (Shorty) Lawrence Sr.Â Elsie attended school in Benton and later opened her own business, Lawrence Upholstery for over 30 years. She was a member of Holland Chapel Church.
Elsie had many hobbies. She loved spending time with her family and was an avid bingo player. She loved to crochet and, as any Lawrence, she loved to fish.Â All of her friends called her Elsie, but to most she will be remembered as Nan.
John Joseph Morrison, 64, of Lonsdale died Aug. 24, 2013.
He was born in Hot Springs on Feb. 26, 1949, the only son of James Alvin and Velma E. Hick Morrison. He was never married and had three sisters. John was a Vietnam veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Virginia Ann Morrison; and his niece, Susan Ray Tipton Wells Sittinger.
He is survived by two sisters, Ida Lou Tipton of Newport, N.C., and Pearl Franklin of Hot Springs; a great-nephew, Derrin A. Wells of Beaufort, N.C.; and a loving friend, Jan Capossela.
Mary Louise Harrison Hancock, 87, of Benton passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. She was born March 16, 1926, in Saline County.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Millard and Lilla Williams Harrison; five brothers, Cecil Harrison, Harold Harrison, Garland Harrison, Edward Harrison and Maxie Harrison; one sister, Marguerite Vandegrift; and a grandchild, Jason Hancock.
Cody Lee Caudle, 27, of Traskwood passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.Â
He was born May 14, 1986, in Benton.Â Cody worked in construction and was of the Baptist faith.Â
He was preceded in death by his son, Cayde Wyatt Caudle.
He is survived by his father, Tommy Caudle; his mother, Dana Caudle; a twin brother, Casey Caudle; a sister, Tiffany Caudle; two nieces, Brooklyn and Bailey Caudle; and his grandparents, Ann and Tim Caudle and Melba and Hershel Hutcheson.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at Ashby Funeral Home. Burial will be in Traskwood Cemetery.
Vance B. Hogue Jr., age 84, of Benton passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.Â
He was born Dec. 3, 1928, in Winchester, Ark.Â
Mr. Hogue was retired from Arkansas Best Freight as an Over the Road Driver.
He was a member of Dumas United Methodist Church and a retired Teamster.
Mr. Hogue was preceded in death by his parents, Vance B. Hogue Sr. and Ida Mae Brown Hogue; a daughter, Jennie Hogue; six siblings, Florence Walton, Fred Hogue, Betty Lou Haisty, Emma Hogue, Viola Wheetley and Rita Hogue; and a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Hogue.
Carolyn Ann Talbert left this world and all those who loved her on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Indian Rock Village in Fairfield Bay. She was born April 19, 1951, in Little Rock.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Cora Reid Talbert.
She leaves behind her father, Therman Talbert Sr.; two sisters, Etta Talbert Eakin and husband Allen and Gina Talbert Holliday and husband Keith; one brother, Tommy Talbert and wife Marianne; one son, Phillip Smith; one daughter, Ginetta Little Melin and husband Danny, and two grandchildren, Aaron and McKinley.
Patricia Ann Tennyson, 62, of Bryant passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in Little Rock. She was born Sept. 27, 1950. in Little Rock.
Patricia was a clerk at the Holiday Express in Bryant.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Montgomery and Lois Langley Dobson.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Kyle Hathcote of Benton; a brother, Michael Montgomery of Little Rock; her stepfather, Ray Dobson of Little Rock; three grandchildren, Hayden Hathcote, Tanner Hathcote and Riley Hathcote; and numerous friends.
Floyd Byrd, Jr., 79, of Gulfport, Miss., succumbed to cancer at his home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. Floyd was a retired Air Force SMSGT and a recipient of the Air Force Commendation Award. He served in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. Floyd was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all.
Ryan Kierulf Palludan, 18, of Bryant passed away Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.
Ryan was well known for his contagious smile, big heart and ability to make people around him happy.Â He was a gentle giant.
Ryan loved the Florida Gators Football team.Â One of the happiest times in his life was when he was able to see his team play in the 2013 Sugar Bowl.Â He also loved his girlfriend, Natalie; fishing, traveling, music, and little children.