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Traci Hardig

December 31, 2014

Traci Hardig, 42, of Benton, passed away Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.
She was born Feb. 1, 1972, in Benton.  
Her father, Aubrey Uptigrove, and a sister, Connie Uptigrove, preceded her in death. 
She is survived by her husband, Joseph Hardig of Benton; two daughters, Jessica Goeman and Kali Hardig, both of Benton; her mother, Linda Uptigrove of Mabelvale; three sisters, LaDeana McPeak (Scot) of Charleston, Illinois, Gail Vick of Camden, and Bonnie Rodgers of Pine Bluff; and her grandmother, Obeda Beck of Benton. 

December 29th

Hollis Ray Wreyford

December 29, 2014

Hollis Ray Wreyford, 84, of Benton passed from this life on Dec. 25, 2014.
Mr. Wreyford was born to Archie and Evelyn Wreyford on Dec. 14, 1930, in Little Rock,
He loved transferring old vinyl records into digital files and sharing them with his friends, and he also enjoyed traveling.
For many years he operated the sound system at both Robinson Center Music Hall and the Arkansas State Fair Grandstand.
He was a 60-year member of the Adoniram Masonic Lodge No. 288 and was also involved in the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 604.

Shirley Ann Mitchell

December 29, 2014

Shirley Ann Mitchell, 79, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014.  She was born Jan. 30, 1935 in Benton. 
Mrs. Mitchell was preceded in death by her parents, James and Faye Derrick; sister, Billie Jean Wise; daughter, Shelia Ann; and a great-granddaughter, Melanie.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Tillman Mitchell; daughter, Debbie Schembra; two sons, Gary and Royce Mitchell; brother, James Derrick; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29 at Ashby Funeral Home with services beginning at 1 p.m.

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