Archive - Feb 2014 - Obituary
Arthur Ralph Helmich of Benton was born Jan. 24, 1929. At the age of 85 he went to see his heavenly father whom he served wholeheartedly in all his action and deeds. He now resides in his mansion in the sky and God gave him a brand new set of tools to work with.
He was a gentle soul, a giving, inventive, industrious man who loved his wife, Shirley, of 57 years to the very end.
Arthur was preceded in death by his mother and father, Ed and Edna Helmich; his brothers, Edward and Ted; a twin brother, August; and his sister, Lucille.
Alice â€śCharleneâ€ť Roberts, 70, of Bryant passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at her home.Â
She was born July 20, 1943 in Chandler, Okla., to the late Charles William Ussery and Vera LaRue (Reed) Tyler.
Mrs. Roberts was a registered nurse at Baptist Hyperbaric Unit and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Frank Roberts; one daughter, Jullie Irene Haynes; and one granddaughter, Shanna Rayne Ramos.
Bernice Sullivan, 95, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at Saline Memorial Hospital with family by her side.Â
She was born Feb. 5, 1919. She celebrated her 95th birthday with cake and family.Â
Bernice was the daughter of the late W.R. and Verda Moore. She was of the Baptist faith.
Bernice and her husband, Hosie, lived most of their married life in Texas, a state she loved. Bernice and her husband drove dump trucks in the Dallas area. She loved driving large trucks. They later retired and moved back to Benton to be near their family.
Kevin R. Griffin, 55, of Conway passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. He was born May 18, 1958, in Texas to the late Ray and Donna (Wymore) Griffin.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Griffin of Conway; two sons, Marcus Griffin of Benton and Jacob Griffin of Conway; one grandson, Everett Bernard Griffin; two sisters, Karen Harvill (James) and Joy Griffin both of Benton; two stepsons, Kelly Beaty (Christie) of Hot Springs and Blair Beaty (Amy) of Fayetteville.Â
Arrangements are by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway (501-327-7727).