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August 13th

Richard D. Boone

August 13, 2013

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

August 13, 2013

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

August 13, 2013

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.  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

August 13, 2013

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

August 13, 2013

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.

Kinsey Robinson

August 13, 2013

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.

Eugene Owens

August 13, 2013

Eugene Owens, 76, of Pine Bluff passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.  He was born June 24, 1937 in Humphrey.
Mr. Owens was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, an electrician and a member of Benton Foursquare Church. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Deward and Edna Owens; his wife, Pauline Owens; and a sister, Lorrene Owens.

August 7th

Phyllis Beam Rickard

August 7, 2013

Phyllis Beam Rickard, 64, of Paron died Aug. 4, 2013, at home.
She was born and raised in Saline County. She graduated from Benton High School and attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She was a member of the Benton Seventh-day Adventist Church.
She was employed for several years at Smith-Caldwell Drug Store, Paron Public Schools, Benrock, District Court and Central Arkansas Development Council.

Isaac Joe Wilson

August 7, 2013

Isaac Joe Wilson, age 84, of Benton passed away Aug. 4, 2013, in Texarkana, Texas. He was born May 5, 1929. in Grape, Ark.
Isaac was retired from Reynolds Metals Co. and was a member of Grape Chapel Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Robert Wilson and Josephine Keene Wilson; a son, Roy Wilson; three brothers, Melton, Elton and Doyle Wilson; and four sisters, Emma Hussey, Margie Moody, Edith Woodall and Lois Berry.

August 6th

Iva G. Jackson

August 6, 2013

Iva G. Jackson, 88, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House in Bryant.  She was born June 30, 1925 in Clarendon to the late Ivan and Gladys McCrea.  Iva graduated from Clarendon High School in 1942.  After graduation, she met and married Dema F. Jackson on May 29, 1943.  They were married for seventy years.  Iva worked for the Baptist Hospital for seventeen years.  She retired and moved to Harris Brake Lake in Perryville and in 2000 they moved to Benton.  She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Benton.

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