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December 11th

Bill N. Boston

December 11, 2013

Bill N. Boston, 88, a longtime resident of Bryant, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Bill was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and was loved by all who were fortunate to meet him.
He was born in Wichita, Kan., to Paul W. and Gladys E. Norris Boston, residing in that area for 46 years before moving to Arkansas.

December 5th

Brenda Kay Lincoln

December 5, 2013

Brenda Kay Lincoln, 66, of Benton went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.
She was born Oct. 24, 1947, in Texarkana, Texas, to the late Earl Franklin Nelson and Julia Faye Barlow Nelson.
Brenda was an active member of Northside Church of Christ, where she was instrumental in starting the church day care school. She also spent 30-plus years working in numerous positions at the church camp and was active with the church food pantry.

December 4th

Dennis Wayne Wormington

December 4, 2013

Dennis Wayne Wormington, 39, of Texarkana, Texas, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Dennis was born April 19, 1974 in Texarkana, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Wormington of Texarkana, Texas; three sons, Austin, Zachary and Hayden, all of Texarkana, Texas; his mother and step-father, Judy and Howard Pittman; his father and stepmother, David and Lucky Wormington, all of Texarkana, Texas; one sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Stacy Starrett of DeKalb, Texas; one niece, Taylor Pickle; and one nephew, Tyler Pickle, both of DeKalb, Texas; and other family and friends.

Charles W. Willfong

December 4, 2013

Charles W. Willfong went to be with the Lord on Dec. 2, 2013. He was born Feb. 4, 1944, to William Marion Willfong and Vada Inez Edwards Willfong in Little Rock.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond and Ozella Willfong and son Raymond Jr. and Junior and Rosemary Willfong and their children, Juanita, Bill, and Sissy; a grandson, Austin Willfong; and a son-in-law, Michael Williams.

Hugh C. Stonesifer

December 4, 2013

Hugh C. Stonesifer, a retired Benton businessman, died Thursday at the age of 84 after a long battle with many continuing conditions associated with old age. He was in hospice care at the time of his passing.
Hugh was born Jan. 16, 1929, and passed away on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 2013.
Hugh was preceded in death by his mother, Bodie Smith of Benton; a sister Billie Mills of Oklahoma; and many others as would be expected with living a good and long life.

Mildred C. Shaw

December 4, 2013

Mildred C. Shaw, 85, of Benton passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.  She was born May 20, 1928, in Hot Springs to the late Charley and Bessie Wooten Blair.
Mildred was a member of Fairplay Baptist Church and worked at Saline Memorial Hospital in the X-Ray Department.
She was an excellent cook, seamstress and loving mother and grandmother.
Mildred loved working in her rose garden and canning fruits and vegetables.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Odis Shaw, of 66 years.

Dale Dean Smith

December 4, 2013

Dale Dean Smith, 76, of Alexander passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. He was an Air Force veteran, a member of the Bauxite Old Timers, a retired employee of Canteen Vending Co. and a graduate of Bauxite High School.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, J.W. “Smitty” and Dorothy Smith; and one brother, Don Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Alice; two sons, Glen Smith and Gary Smith and wife Carol; six grandsons; three great-grandsons; two sisters, Sherry Smith Rylander and Bonnie Smith Crowson and husband Dub; and many other relatives and friends.

Kenneth 'Ken' Prince

December 4, 2013

Kenneth "Ken" Prince, 68, of Benton passed away Nov. 27, 2013, after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.
He was taken gently into Heaven with his loving family by his side.
He was born Sept. 15, 1945, to J.R. and Dorothy Rayburn Prince in Newark, Ark. He graduated in 1962 from Benton High School.  After business school, he was a successful business man.
Ken was a member of Parkview United Methodist Church. He was a loving and devoted husband and father.  He was preceded in death by his son, Todd Prince; his brother, Ronnie Prince; and his parents. 

Alice 'Punkin' Coleman

December 4, 2013

Alice “Punkin” Coleman, 61, of Mabelvale went to be with the Lord on Dec. 1, 2013, with her family by her side. She was born Feb. 22, 1952, to the late, James and Allie Gilbert in Little Rock.
Punkin enjoyed singing, spending time with her children and grandchildren and especially her doggie, Sassy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, A. J. Gilbert and Otis Gilbert; and two sisters, Elsie Strickland and Nancy Crews.

Riley Plunkett Gill, Jr.

December 4, 2013

Riley Plunkett Gill, Jr., 91, of Benton passed away on Nov. 30, 2013. He was born in Little Rock to the late Riley Plunkett Gill Sr. and Minnie Reed Gill. He was a longtime member of Rose Hill Church of the Nazarene.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Elizabeth Gill; a brother, Glen Ray Gill; a sister, Wilma Gill Grosenbaugh; and a nephew, William Lee Gill Jr.

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