Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Mary Beth Davenport Herlein, 84, of Harrison, Ark., passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 2, 2013, in Harrison. Beth was born Oct. 22, 1928, in Grant County to the late Joseph Beecher and the late Willie Brad Davenport of Benton.
She was a 1946 graduate of Benton High School and attended Arkansas Tech University, where she was a cheerleader for the Wonder Boys. There she met her late husband, Philip Charles "Duke" Herlein Jr. They were married in January 1947, and moved to Helena.
Billie J. Britt of Benton, departed this life Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.
She was born March 2, 1950, the daughter of late James Lee Anderson and Osie Mae Anderson. Billie was a retired employee of A. T. & T., where she worked in customer services.
She was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church in Benton. She was married to the love of her life, Ernest Earl Britt, who preceded her in death. Her father also predeceased her.
Bernice Juanita Taylor VanDusen, 97, of Haskell passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. Bernice was born Oct. 20, 1915, in Tinsman to Mae and Auburn Taylor.
Bernice was more of a tomboy than a princess and ran barefoot through the dirt roads in Tinsman where she was raised. She helped tend the family garden and worked in the cotton fields when she was very young. She read her Bible daily and loved to read home and garden magazines. Horses were her favorite animals.
Bernice was known especially for being meek and humble. She was known as the family â€œPrayer Warrior."