Archive - Obituary
June 14th, 2012
Wanda Sue Mansfield, 77, of Benton, died June 12.Â She was born September 23, 1935 in Bauxite to Bernard Arkel and Mary Jewel Brown.Â She graduated from Bauxite High School in 1953.Â In the fall, she entered Henderson State University where she was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority.Â On July 31, 1955, she married James Ross Mansfield and together they moved to Norfolk, Virginia.Â While he served in the Navy, Wanda worked as a secretary at the naval base.Â In 1958, they returned to Arkansas and she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas State Teachers College (UCA).Â Her tea
Billy Gene Pennington, 74, of Little Rock, passed away June 10, 2012. He was a 1958 graduate of the Arkansas School for the Deaf, and volunteered at the schoolâ€™s Museum.
He is preceded in death by his stepfather and mother, Bill and Sibyl Dedman Terry and a sister, Mary Jo Martindale,
Tamara Leanne Skaggs-Graves, 15, of Mabelvale passed away on June 8. She was born Dec. 12, 1996, in Little Rock.
She was a straight-A honor student at Bryant High School.
Tamara was very creative; she loved to draw, write short stories and reading. She also loved to hunt and fish.
Tamara was preceded in death by her grandfather, David E. Manson.
Lora Peek, 89 of Benton died Sunday, June 10, in Bryant. She was born September 5, 1922 the daughter of the late Robert Allen and Rettie Isabella Hardy Peek. Lora was retired from the Timex Corp. in Little Rock.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Lovice Garner; two brothers, Lual Peek and Leamon Peek.
She is survived by one sister, Loice Peek of Benton and one niece.
Services will be 10 a.m.,Wednesday, June 13 at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home in Arkadelphia. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Body will lie n state Tuesday, June 12 at the funeral home.
David Ray Dickerson Sr., 65, of Benton, passed away Saturday, June 9.Â He was born September 27, 1946 in Morton.Â Mr. Dickerson worked at the Benton Service Center for 30 years.Â His grandkids and his flowers were his joy in life.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Velma Brawley and Kaylor Monroe Dickerson and two brothers, Billy Dickerson and Kaylor Dickerson II.
He is survived by two children, Branda Blakley and David Dickerson Jr.; sister, Veleta Green; three grandchildren, Kaylor, Devlyn and Chloe and his ex-wife and friend, Nancy Smith.
Dalton L. â€śBuddyâ€ť Northern Jr., 65, of Benton; lost his battle to cancer and passed away peacefully Sunday, June 10.Â He was born November 19, 1946 in Little Rock, to the late Dalton L. Northern Sr.
George D. Phillips, 83 of Shannon Hills, passed away June 9. He was born April 2, 1929 in Greenbrier, to the late James Phillips and Versie (Hostiter) Phillips.
Mr. Phillips was retired from ABF Freight after 40 years of service.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Sylvia; sisters Lilly Bell Waggle, Olie McCall and Josie Foster; and brothers Eddie Phillips and Junior Phillips.
Our Angel, Makenzie Kaylee Flores, went to Heaven on Saturday, June 9, at Arkansas Childrenâ€™s Hospital in Little Rock. She was born October 2, 2002, in Little Rock.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Elmer Berry and Dimple Nicklaus, both of Benton; Robert and Anna Evans of Alexander; an uncle, Thomas Flores of Jacksonville; and great-uncles, Dan Evans and David Berry Sr..
Lovice Garner, 87, of Benton, formerly of Arkadelphia, died Wednesday, June 6, in Bryant. She was born Aug. 5, 1924, the daughter of the late Robert Allen and Rettie Isabella Hardy Peek. Lovice was a retired seamstress with Oberman's Manufacturing in Arkadelphia. She was a member of Pine Street Church of Christ in Arkadelphia and was attending Salem Road Church of Christ near Benton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray J. Garner; and two brothers, Lual Peek and Leamon Peek.
Survivors are two sisters, Lora Peek and Loice Peek, both of Benton; and one niece.
Lois Marie Farrow Sky-Eagle passed away on June 6, at her home in Lonsdale. Lois was born May 14, 1939, in Oak Grove, La. She was a member of Oak Grove Assembly of God in Malvern.
Lois was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Theodore â€śBig Bearâ€ť Sky-Eagle Sr.; one son, William Allen Sky-Eagle; her father, Bill Farrow and wife Addie; her mother, Arvie (Barton) Helton and husband Aubrey; and an infant brother, William Farrow.