Archive - 2013 - Obituary
James D. Berry, 63, of Benton went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 11, 2013. Jim was born Nov. 4, 1949, to J.D. Berry and Lucille Bednark Berry in Bauxite.
A graduate of Bauxite High School, Jim served in the U.S. Army and retired from the Benton Police Department.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Phillip Berry.
Patricia Faye Rickford, 66, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013.Â She was born April 27, 1947, in Benton. Mrs. Rickford was a member of Old Union Baptist Church.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Dulsie Howard; her husband of 45 years, Clifford Rickford; two brothers, J.W. and Ronnie Howard and a sister, Mary Young.
Jearldine "Jerri" Janice Burge, 81, "our Mimmie," went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 9, 2013.
She was born in Bonnerdale on March 17, 1932. She resided in Bryant and formerly Hot Springs. She was a devout Christian and was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Benton. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to many.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jim; and her parents, Marlow and Gertrude Evans.
Linda Sue Jeffcoat, 67, of Benton went to be with her Lord on June 9, 2013, with her family by her side. She loved spending time with her children, family and especially her grandbabies.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Pearl Balding; and two brothers, David and Wayne Balding.
Imogene DuVall White, 86, passed away on June 10, 2013, at Heartland Rehabilitation and Care Facility in Benton.
She was born Jan. 22, 1927, in Grant County to the late E.H. and Ida DuVall. Mrs. White was strong in her faith and worked many years both as a volunteer and an employee at First United Methodist Church in Benton.
On Saturday, June 8, 2013, Roger "Bigun" Standridge Sr. passed into his heavenly home after surgery complications at UAMS.
He was born Aug. 8, 1949, in Russellville. He was the youngest of three boys.
Roger graduated with a bachelor's degree in computer drafting from Southern Tech University.Â
In 1970 he married Christene Johnson of Bastrop, La. He worked various places in his lifetime with his last employment of eight years being at Alumacraft in Arkadelphia.
Leon Davis Boykin, Sr., 82, of Benton, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013.Â He was born October 27, 1930 in Glen Allen, Miss, in the cotton fields south of Greenville.Â The world has lost a good man. Mr. Boykin was a United States Korean War Veteran.Â He retired as a heavy equipment mechanic.Â
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Leon Davis Boykin, Jr. of Haskell.Â
He is survived by his sons, Francis Lewis Boykin of Alexander and Charles Andrew Boykin of Long Beach, Mississippi; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.Â
Beatrice George, 72, of Benton, passed away to the arms of Jesus, Saturday, June 8, 2013 after a year-long battle with lung cancer. Â She was born November 25, 1940 in Memphis, Texas. Â
Mrs. George was preceded in death by her parents, LueAva and Tom Scarberry, and her husband, Leonard âBuckâ George.
Tianna Neal, 28, of Paron went to be with her Lord on June 5, 2013.
Tianna enjoyed hunting and fishing with her husband and her children. She loved the outdoors and all animals; she devoted her life to taking care of others.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Hoyt and Gloria Hill; her grandparents, Don and Yukie Volz; her brother, Johnathan Johnson; her father-in-law, Robert Neal; and her great-grandparent, Grady Ritchson.
Sammie Lois Patton, 87, of Benton passed away June 6, 2013, with her family by her side. She was born Jan. 22, 1926, to the late Charlie and Estelle Noles in Seagraves, Texas.
Sammie was an avid reader and loved working in her flower garden, sewing and quilting. She retired from Teletype after 20 years of employment.
Sammie was a member of North Bryant Baptist Church for 14 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband of 59 years, William Earl Patton.