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September 17th, 2012

Ima Dee Curtis Yates

September 17, 2012

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.

September 13th

Mary L. Hamlin

September 13, 2012

Mary Louise Hamlin, 86, of Malvern died Tuesday, Sept. 11, at her home.  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.  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.  She was a member of Third Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and worked with the youth.

Dennis W. Sullivan

September 13, 2012

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. 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, Arkansas  72022.

September 12th

Marion Estelle Billingsley Meador

September 12, 2012

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.  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

September 12, 2012

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."

June Huddleston Hicks

September 12, 2012

June Huddleston Hicks, 80, of Mabelvale passed away on Sept. 10, with her family by her side.
She was born Nov. 27, 1931, to the late George and Nell Huddleston in Houston, Texas.
June loved being a mother and grandmother; she was not only a grandmother to her own but everyone who knew her considered her their grandmother also. She was a very loving and giving person.
June was preceded in death by her parents and husband, James Lewis Hicks Jr.

Audra Mae (Sally) Fite

September 12, 2012

Audra Mae (Sally) Fite, 92, of Benton passed away Sept. 9.  She was born Dec. 27, 1919, to the late Carl O. Fite, Sr. and Lavada Ford Fite.
Audra worked as a nursing assistant at Saline Memorial Hospital for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Carl O. Fite Jr
She is survived by her niece, Sherrie McAdow and husband James; great-nieces, Vanessa Scott and Allison Martin; and nephew, Collin McAdow, all of Benton.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Mt. Olive Cemetery by Ashby Funeral Home 
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.

Mark A. Bragg

September 12, 2012

Mark A. Bragg, 45, of Mabelvale passed away Saturday, Sept. 8.  He was born Jan. 4, 1967, in Little Rock. 
Mark was a manager of four different Phillip 66 locations. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Richard Bragg; and grandparents, Beatrice Padgett and Louie and Hazel Bragg.

Billy “Sonny” Draper

September 12, 2012

Billy “Sonny” Draper, 71, of Bauxite, passed away Sunday, September 9. He was born January 19, 1941 in Lono to the late W. W. (Bill) and Evelyn (Shelby) Draper of Bauxite. He worked for Dassault Falcon Jet in Little Rock for almost 25 years, having completed a long career in the aircraft industry that spanned 40 years starting in the Air Force as a Vietnam Veteran through various supplemental airlines that took the family to Abilene Texas, Ardmore Okla, Harrisburg PA, Fairborn OH and Memphis TN before moving back to Bauxite to be near family and friends.

Gloria June (Cox) Walthall

September 12, 2012

Gloria June (Cox) Walthall, 69, of Alexander, passed away peacefully Friday, September 7, 2012 at her home. 
She was born in Texarkana on February 23, 1943 to the late Charles Cox and Ruth (Chapman) Cox. Mrs. Walthall was a homemaker, loved to sew, and read recipe books. She was of Baptist faith. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by, one son, Jerry Walthall, and her brother, Mickey Cox.

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