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February 18th

Kay Max 'Mickey' Taylor

February 18, 2013

Kay Max "Mickey" Taylor, 77, of Benton, left this world Saturday, Feb. 16, at Saline Memorial Hospice. He was born Dec. 23, 1935, in Warren, to Kyle and Eva Taylor. 
Mr. Taylor graduated from Warren Public Schools and attended Arkansas A&M (now University of Arkansas-Monticello).  He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1964.
Mr. Taylor worked at Commercial Credit in Hot Springs for 12 years and spent the next 30 years at Union Bank in Benton, where he retired in 2003 as senior vice president and compliance officer.

Jean Ligon

February 18, 2013

Jean Ligon, 83, of Benton, passed away into the arms of the Lord early Saturday, Feb. 16. 
She was born June 30, 1929, to the late Allen and Ollie Robertson of Kirby. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Benton, where she was a member of Deborah Sunday School Class and WMU.
She was also a member of Benton Literary Guild and Westwood Garden Club of Little Rock.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Hattie Porter and husband Mid and Lillian Oliver and husband Floyd; and one brother, Ira Roberson and wife Nina De.

Mamie Louise Pettus Dobbins

February 18, 2013

Mamie Louise Pettus Dobbins, 94, of Pine Bluff, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born on December 21, 1918, in Bauxite, she was a daughter of the late Louis Jethro and Pearl Careen Pettus. She married Judson Foy Dobbins March 28, 1937. They had one daughter and three sons and shared sixty-two years of marriage until his death in 1999. Mrs. Dobbins was a stay-at-home mother and enjoyed cooking, Sunday school classes and in later years visiting with friends during lunch times at the Area Agency on Aging.

Sarah Colleen (Austin) Hale

February 18, 2013

Sarah Colleen (Austin) Hale, 77, of Benton, passed away Thursday, February 14. She was born in Independence County on November 6, 1935 to the late Robert Austin and Cynthia (Walker) Austin.  After graduating from Tuckerman High School, she obtained her Registered Nursing License in 1956 from St. Vincent’s in Little Rock.  She served many years as an R.N. but retired from Teletype in Little Rock.  Mrs. Hale was of the Church of Christ faith, enjoyed genealogy and tending to her flower garden.  She also loved cats and dogs.

Bobbi Nell Webb Middlebrooks

February 18, 2013

Bobbi Nell Webb Middlebrooks, 77, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 14. She was born on Aug. 4, 1935 in McCaskill, to the late John Webb and Irene (Gaines) Webb. Mrs. Middlebrooks was a member of West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, James Middlebrooks.

Anthony Dalton Johnson

February 18, 2013

Anthony Dalton Johnson, 73, of Paron passed away Feb. 15. He was born Jan. 15, 1940 in Paron, to the late Ezra and Lillie Ethel Nethercutt Johnson.  Anthony was retired from Alcoa and farmed most of his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son J.J. Johnson, brother James Ezra “Junior” Johnson, sister Alice Lea Sullivan, grandparents Thomas Paul and Gertrude Harris Johnson and Rebel and Jessie Huchingson Nethercutt, and grandson Jonathan Johnson.

Mary Gwyn Allen

February 18, 2013

Mary Gwyn Allen, 61, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Benton, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28. She was born in Benton on Oct. 6, 1951, to the late Richard and Mary Lee Hansen.

Joseph Tolbert Grant Sr.

February 18, 2013

Joseph Tolbert Grant Sr., 81, of Lonsdale went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 13. He was born June 14, 1931, in Garland County to the late Tobe Grant and Nettie (Rigsby) Grant. Mr. Grant was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Korean War. He retired from Arkansas Best Freight after 20 years as a truck driver and was a member of Local Teamsters Union 878. He was a member of Lonsdale Baptist Church. Mr. Grant loved carpentry and the outdoors.

Mary L. Lincoln

February 18, 2013

Mary L. Lincoln, 63, of Little Rock lost her battle with breast cancer on Feb. 14. She was born July 14, 1949, in Drasco, to the late James and Bertha Pearl Stone Davis. Mary was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church on Colonel Glen Road in Benton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son Jimmy L. Flowers; step-daughter Angela Galiano; brothers J.D. Davis and Ollie Davis; and sister Alice Allen.

February 15th

Rebecca Lynn "Becky" McAtee

February 15, 2013

Rebecca Lynn "Becky" McAtee, 63, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Arkansas Hospice in Little Rock.  She was born Oct. 15, 1949, in Charleston, W. Va., to Peggy Frances Thompson and the late Gordon William Thompson.
Mrs. McAtee received a bachelor' degree in medical technology from West Virginia University and worked at St. Vincent Infirmary as a medical technologist. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, where she served as a eucharistic minister and sacristan and was a member of The Daughters of Charity.

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