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July 30th

Rev. Grover L. Farrow

July 30, 2013

Rev. Grover L. Farrow, 82, passed away July 25, 2013. Grover was born March 11, 1931, in Oak Grove, La. Rev. Farrow pastored the Pentecostal Church of God in Bryant for 14 years. He enjoyed spending time camping and fishing at Tar Camp and Lake Sylvia. His children and grandchildren enjoy reminiscing of happy times spent at deer camp with him.
Grover was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Alba Farrow; four brothers; and one sister.

July 25th

Thelma Cash Baggett

July 25, 2013

Thelma Cash Baggett, 77, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in Little Rock at Baptist Health Medical Center.
Mrs. Baggett attended Glen Rose High School. She retired from the Arkansas Health Center and was a member of Fairplay Missionary Baptist Church. 
Mrs. Baggett was preceded in death by her parents, James Daniel and Frances Cash; her stepmother, Edith Cash; her husband, Sherrill Baggett; five brothers, Ellis, Edward, Bob, Morris and Clenton Cash; and two sisters, Hazel Hughes and Letty Burks.

Carolyn 'Jean' Burke

July 25, 2013

Carolyn “Jean” Burke, 58, passed away July 21, 2013.
Jean was born on June 19, 1955, in Searcy. She was a seamstress and bookkeeper. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed playing the piano, singing in the choir, and teaching Sunday School. Her three precious grandchildren were her greatest joy.

July 23rd

Gertrude Alonda Springer

July 23, 2013

Gertrude Alonda Springer, 94. of Benton passed away July 17, 2013. She was born May 5, 1919, to Oliver Theodore (OT) and Alice Brown Wimberley in Recto.
She lived briefly in Litchfield, Ill., and later moved with her family to Jonesboro, where she met and married William Augustus Springer of Shannon, Miss. They moved to Benton in 1942.

David Thomas Moreland

July 23, 2013

David Thomas Moreland, 65, of Benton passed away at his home on Thursday, July 18, 2013.
He was born Sept. 2, 1947, in East St. Louis, Ill., to the late Harold and Marge Thomas Moreland.
Mr. Moreland operated his own insurance agency in Bryant and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Benton.
 David’s favorite moments involved doing anything with his three grandchildren, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends on the lake at the houseboat.

Duffie Carroll Addie

July 23, 2013

Duffie Carroll Addie, 66, of Waskom, Texas, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013. 
He was born Dec. 8, 1946, in Little Rock.
Mr. Addie was a truck driver. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Judge Duffie Addie and Leonia Madaline Addie; two sisters, Birdia Mae “Bea” Dodson and Rose Lee Keller; and two nephews, Robert Young and Steven Dewayne Dodson.

Zackery 'Zack' Brandon Massey

July 23, 2013

Zackery “Zack” Brandon Massey, 25, of Benton, passed away July 17, 2013.  He was born March 31, 1988, in Little Rock to Dean and Connie Massey. 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Connie Massey; his paternal grandmother, Betty Massey; and his maternal grandfather, Ernest Polster.
Zack is survived by his father, Dean Massey; his grandfather, Bill Massey; his girlfriend, Heather; his adoptive mother, Carol Welch Massey; his half-sister, Charli Atkins; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Ashby Funeral Home.

Rosemond Janice Lovell

July 23, 2013

Rosemond Janice Lovell, 81, of Conway died peacefully in her home as she held her daughter's hand on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
Affectionately known as "Mammer," she was born May 22, 1932 in East End and weighed only 2 pounds. She had to wear doll clothing and men's handkerchiefs as diapers. She spent her formative years with her grandmother in Malvern and graduated from Central High School in Little Rock in 1951 after  numerous family moves around the United States.

July 18th

Pamla Annette Sullivan Beaty

July 18, 2013

Pamla Annette Sullivan Beaty of Benton was born in Little Rock, on July 16, 1955, to a loving family, and died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, of health complications. She was 58 years old.
Pam was a longtime employee of Arkansas Waffle House and a lover of the outdoors. Her favorite hobbies were working in the yard and playing with her grandbabies.
She enjoyed being with people, adults and children. She always had time to offer a friendly ear. She had a heart of kindness and a soul of gold. She will be lovingly remembered by each and every life she touched.

Kernie M. Bowers

July 18, 2013

Kernie M. Bowers, 86, of Benton died July 15, 2013, while visiting her daughter and son-in-law in Illinois.
She was born March 25, 1927, in Poyen. Kernie was a beautician for more than 50 years and was a faithful Jehovah’s Witness.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert H. and Martha Byrd Wilbanks; her husband of 43 years, James L. Bowers; two sisters, Stella Sorrells and Helen Taylor; a brother Dois Wilbanks and her sister-in-law, Bonnie Wilbanks.

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