Archive - Obituary
Elton Dewayne Shepherd, 55, of Beebe, formerly of Bauxite, passed away Friday, Dec. 7.Â He was born Nov. 4, 1957, to the late Herman and Mary Shepherd.
Elton graduated from Bauxite High School, where he played football and basketball and ran track.Â His nickname was â€śCoolâ€ť in school, and he was proud to be a Bauxite Miner.
Emily Anne Mohl, 24, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9.Â Emily was born Sept. 23, 1988, in Little Rock.
Emily was a bighearted, full-time mother who loved a challenge and enjoyed listening to music and cooking. She was of the Baptist faith.Â Her favorite pastime was spending time with Frely, her fiance; her son, Ivan; and her family.Â
Emily was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, George and Nancy Sheppard and "Grandpa" Bill Mohl.
Edward E. Casteel Sr., 64, of Benton passed away Monday, Dec. 10.
Ed loved spending time with his family and also loved to hunt and fish. He was a member of Temple Missionary Baptist Church for five years and a lifelong member of S & J Hunting Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Bobbie Casteel; and his wifeâ€™s parents, Tommy and Lola Nelson.
Robert Vincent Tucker, 78, of Benton passed away Monday, Dec. 10.Â He was born Dec. 30, 1934, in Benton to the late Enoch and Hollond Sulton Tucker.Â Robert was retired from AT & T.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jeolyn Tucker; a sister, Dorthea Wright; four brothers, Ralph, Conrad, Jack and Norman Tucker; and a son, Ronnie Otts.
He is survived by two sons, Billy Otts of Malvern and Kenneth Otts of Abbott; two brothers, James Tucker and Merle Tucker, both of California; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Johnie Allen James, 85, of Lonsdale, born May 14, 1927 in Davis, Okla. to parents George and Elsie James, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6. He was a member of Owensville Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Brenda James Fitzhugh, and his brothers, Thomas, Bert, Roy and Milton James.
Paul E. Jones, 76, of Benton went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Dec. 5.Â
He was born Aug. 18, 1936, in Ridge Top, Tenn., to the late John L. and Estelle Jones. Growing up in middle Tennessee, the family, including the children, grew and processed tobacco for the market.
Teresa Ann Garrett, 64, of Benton passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock after a long battle with cancer.
She was born May 26, 1948, in Benton. Teresa had been employed as an LPN for many years at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Dean Garrett of Benton; her mother and stepfather, Ann and Wayne Talbert; and her father, James White.
Gary Bemberg, 58, of Benton passed away Monday, Dec. 3. He was co-owner and vice-president in charge of plant operations at Bemberg Iron Works in Little Rock.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gordon Bemberg; and his son, Brad.,
Reba Darnell Kelley, 81, of Alexander passed away on Dec. 4, at her home. She was born Feb. 12, 1931, in Parker County, Texas.
Reba was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Lee Elders and Eva DeBusk Elders.
Carolyn Dianne Dandurand, 61, of Benton passed away Sunday, Dec. 2.Â
She was born Dec. 8, 1950, in Dumas to the late A.Z. and Clara Dovers.Â Mrs. Dandurand was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church of Traskwood.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Dandurand of Benton; a son, Jonathan Dandurand of Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, Dennis Dovers of Rosebud and Bryan Dovers of Benton; and a sister, Martha Highsmith of Haskell.