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December 21st

Richard Manuel Melian

December 21, 2012

Richard Manuel Melian, 25, of Benton passed away Saturday, Dec. 15.  He was born June 30, 1987, in Newark, N.J., to Moises A. Melian and Ana Carolina Castro-Mejia.
Before moving to Benton, he graduated from Matheny School and Hospital in Peapack, N.J., in 2008.  Richard was a member of Northside Church of Christ in Benton and was loved by many. 

Wayne Dale Graddy

December 21, 2012

Wayne Dale Graddy, 85, of Benton passed away Saturday, Dec. 15.  He was born Dec. 14, 1927, in Morganton. 
Mr. Graddy served in the U.S. Army and was chief of the Springhill Fire Department for more than 20 years.  He was a carpenter and a member of the Highway Church of Christ in Benton. 
Mr. Graddy was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mattie Pearl Graddy; a brother, Ralph Graddy; and two sisters, Ruby Cullum and Laveda Haltom.

December 17th

Jillian Elora Elmore

December 17, 2012

Jillian Elora Elmore received her angel wings on Tuesday, Dec. 11. She was the longed for and loved daughter of Jason and Jaclyn Elmore of Benton.
She is also survived by her maternal grandparents, Russell and Vicki Roberts; and paternal grandparents, Don and Laura Elmore. Also remaining to cherish her memory are many special aunts, uncles and cousins.
A private graveside service honoring her brief life was held on Thursday, Dec. 13. A private visitation was held prior to the service. Jillian will forever and always be in our hearts.

Harvey Boyd 'Slick' Reeves

December 17, 2012

Harvey Boyd "Slick" Reeves, 80, of Benton passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Little Rock.  He was born March 2, 1932 in Humphrey, to the late Hazel and Melda Iona Moore.
Harvey’s greatest joy came from working.  He was involved in carpentry, construction, excavation and gardening. Most recently his best times were spent digging for the plumbers and working in the raised bed community garden. He always enjoyed hunting trips to Colorado, deer clubs all over Arkansas and a good ride on an unbroken horse.

Barbara Frances (Williams) Wilkins

December 17, 2012

Barbara Frances "Sissy" (Williams) Wilkins died Dec. 10, 2012, in Flower Mound, Texas.
Barbara was born Oct. 6, 1940, in Benton to Edward "Doc" Arlee Williams and Glennie Williams. She was a Jehovah's Witness.
Barbara was predeceased by her parents and her son, James Terry Williams.
She is survived by her sons, Michael Dean Carroll of Tioga, Texas, and Corwin Wilkins of Phoenix, Ariz.; and her daughter, Dana Griffin of Jonesboro.
No service is planned.
DeBerry Funeral Home in Denton, Texas, was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 294, Tioga, TX 76271.

December 14th

Harvey Boyd 'Slick' Reeves

December 14, 2012

Harvey Boyd "Slick" Reeves, 80, of Benton passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Little Rock.  He was born March 2, 1932 in Humphrey, to the late Hazel and Melda Iona Moore.
Harvey’s greatest joy came from working.  He was involved in carpentry, construction, excavation and gardening. Most recently his best times were spent digging for the plumbers and working in the raised bed community garden. He always enjoyed hunting trips to Colorado, deer clubs all over Arkansas and a good ride on an unbroken horse.

Briley Faith Turner

December 14, 2012

Our precious Briley Faith Turner went to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, Dec. 11, after she was born with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) on Oct., 11, 2012. She courageously fought for her life, but was ready to go to her eternal home. God used Briley to touch many lives in her 61 days here on Earth. We couldn’t be prouder of our little girl.
Briley met her great-grandparents, Gigi, Grandad and Papaw in Heaven.

Barbara Frances (Williams) Wilkins

December 14, 2012

Barbara Frances "Sissy" (Williams) Wilkins died Dec. 10, 2012, in Flower Mound, Texas.
Barbara was born Oct. 6, 1940, in Benton to Edward "Doc" Arlee Williams and Glennie Williams. She was a Jehovah's Witness.
Barbara was predeceased by her parents and her son, James Terry Williams.
She is survived by her sons, Michael Dean Carroll of Tioga, Texas, and Corwin Wilkins of Phoenix, Ariz.; and her daughter, Dana Griffin of Jonesboro.
No service is planned.
DeBerry Funeral Home in Denton, Texas, was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 294, Tioga, TX 76271.

Hubert S. Puckett, Jr.

December 14, 2012

Hubert S. Puckett, Jr. 84, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 11. He was born March 27, 1928, in Rose City.
He had been a member of Geyer Springs First Baptist Church since 1970. He taught a men’s Bible study and was a deacon.

Joseph Womack

December 14, 2012

Our beloved father, Joseph Womack, surrounded by family, entered into eternal life Dec. 1.
Dad was born in Nashville, Tenn., on July 5, 1927. After graduating from Hillsboro High and attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, he joined the U.S. Navy. Following World War II, he returned home to Nashville. In 1949, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. He later earned a master’s degree in electronics and instrumentation from the University of Arkansas.

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