Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Harvey Horace "J.R." Dodson, 64, of Benton, went to his Â 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.
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, 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.Â She was a member of Brooks Bethel Missionary Baptist Church where she was active in the Childrenâ€™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, 48, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.Â 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.
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.
Owen Milton Rylie, 53, of Malvern, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.Â
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.
Sarah Gray Bernhard Pittman, 80, of Wills Point, Texas, formerly of Greenwood, Miss., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.
She was born June 7, 1933, to Allen Christopher Bernhard and Hilda Hammett Bernhard in Lexington, Miss. She had a wonderful childhood with her family in Greenwood, as well as with her extended family from Lexington.
She graduated from Greenwood High School in 1951, attended Millsaps College, and then became a stewardess with American Airlines, based in Dallas, Texas.
Jebby Wayne Abbott, 56, passed away Oct. 25, 2013. Jebby was born April 5, 1957, in Little Rock.
Jebby was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia â€śAnnâ€ť Abbott.
Jerry Earl Welton of Benton went to be with the Lord Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at the age of 79.
He was born Jan. 10, 1934, in Pottsville.
God gifted him with strength of character and a personality that drew love as well as admiration of all whose lives he touched. Through Jerryâ€™s work in church, schools, the Gideons and his lifelong profession in the car business, he left the testimony of his faith on many.
William Richard "Dick" Craft, age 79, of Bryant went to be with the Lord on Oct. 25, 2013, after a 28-year battle with Parkinsonâ€™s disease.
He was born June 22, 1934, in Southland, Texas. Richard served in the U.S. Army, Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force.Â
He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow.
Dick was employed as a customer engineer for 30 years with IBM.