Archive - Obituary
September 17th, 2012
Jack Dalton Wilder, Jr., 76, went to be with his Lord and Savior September 14. He passed away peacefully in his home with family by his side. He was born August 28, 1936. He was a member of The Church at Rock Creek. He was retired from Lucent Technologies and Arkansas State Highway Department. He enjoyed playing golf, watching football, bowling, and joking around with family and friends. The family would like to thank the VA Home-Based Medical Team and Arkansas Hospice.
He was preceded in death by his first wife JoAnn Carter Wilder and his parents Jack and Alice Wilder.
J. Marie Bumgardner, 88, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 13.Â She was born Nov. 10, 1923, in England, to the late Charlie J. and Minnie Mae Miller. She was a homemaker, an excellent cook and a member of Highland Heights Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, William Z. "Bill" Bumgardner; three brothers, Charlie, Claude and Calvin Miller' and three sisters, Rita Woods, Eula Clark, and Pat Chaney.
Infant Anthony Zane Griffin infant son of Kristina Danielle â€śKrissyâ€ť Waldrep and Cecil DeWayne â€śC.J.â€ť Griffin, Jr. of Benton, passed away September 13 at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock.
He is survived by his parents, maternal grandparents, Charles Dewayne Waldrep of Beaumont, Texas and Ernie and Tina Coppock of the Shaw Community; paternal grandparents, , Jo Ann Griffin of Benton and the late Cecil Griffin, and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Sandra Leah Haley Blamberg, 52, of Mabelvale, went to be with the Lord on September 12, with her loving family by her side. She was born on October 17, 1959 in Huntsville, Ala. She was very devoted to her children and loved to cook and cross-stitch.Â
She is survived by her loving husband, Bobby Blamberg, three sons; Kyle Weston Haley and his fiancĂ©e Carrie Jackson, Cody H. Blamberg and Robby R. Blamberg; five grandchildren, her loving parents Jackie Malloy Yelverton and John Darrell Yelverton. She will be dearly missed by her aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of family and friends. Â
Theresa Louise Teague, 51,of Benton, passed away on September 12.Â Theresa was born on December 25, 1960 in St. Louis, MO.Â Theresa worked as a LPN and had graduated in the top ten of her nursing class.Â She was an avid reader, loved watching movies, and working crossword and word puzzles.Â Theresa was a Saint Louis Rams football fan and enjoyed watching Nascar.Â She was Pentecostal by faith.Â Theresa loved spending time with her children, grandchild, and family. She always put her family first and was eagerly expecting her first grandson in October.
Ima Dee Curtis Yates, 89, of Benton died Wednesday, Sept. 12.
She was born July 8, 1923, in Swink, Okla.
Ima was a retired LPTN and a member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Minnie Hathcock Curtis; her husband, Dan Gilbert Yates; nine brothers and two sisters.
Mary Louise Hamlin, 86, of Malvern died Tuesday, Sept. 11, at her home.Â She was born in Hatfield on Oct. 23, 1925, to the late James T. Davis and Rosa Henson Davis.
Moving with her family to Malvern at an early age, she received her education locally and was active in school sports, playing softball and basketball.Â She also loved to water ski. A working mother, Mary was employed by the local textile mill, the shoe plant, and by Chamberlain Door, from which she retired in 1991.Â She was a member of Third Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and worked with the youth.
Dennis W. Sullivan, 70, of Lonsdale, formerly of St. Louis, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12.
He was born April 10, 1942, in St. Louis to the late William D. and Margaret L. Sullivan.Â He was a retired member of Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 of St. Louis.
He is survived by one sister, Dian Cowser and husband Jim of Lonsdale; two nieces, Katie and husband Steven and Terri and husband Chad; three great-nieces and two great-nephews.
Memorials may be made to Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House, 23157 I-30, Bryant, ArkansasÂ 72022.
Marion Estelle Billingsley Meador, 94, of Bauxite passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11. She was born July 7, 1918, in Prescott. Marion was a housewife and a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William O.Â and Georgia Arnott Billingsley; her husband, Roland Meador; a son, Roger Meador; two brothers, Hugh Billingsley and Elbert Billingsley; a sister, Jessie Monk; and a great-great-grandson, Randal Smith Jr.
Thomas Suddith McCool, 67, of Benton passed away on Sept. 11, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.
Thomas was born Nov. 12, 1944, in Grapevine. He was passionate about life and enjoyed hunting, fishing, Civil War reenactments, playing music of all kinds on the piano, banjo and his favorite instrument, the mountain dulcimer. His favorite song to play was "Sweet Hour of Prayer."
He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and liked watching old television series like "The Cisco Kid."