Archive - Obituary
August 4th, 2011
Marlyn K. Dodge, 85, of Benton, passed away August 2.Â Â She was born January 23, 1926 in Cambridge, Wisconsin to the late John and Betsy Kaare.Â Marlyn was a volunteer for CJCOHN and Saline Memorial Hospice.Â She was a member of the TOPS group in Benton and attended Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in North Little Rock.Â Marlyn was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jay Dodge and brother Elvin Kaare.
Survivors, son, John Dodge, daughter, Patty Gordon and husband, Doug of Massachusetts.
Richard Â Swenson, 78, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, August 3, at Ridgewood Nursing Home.Â He was born on October 20, 1932 in Rockford, IL to the late Harold and Stella Swenson.Â Mr. Swenson was a parts manager for a motorcycle dealership.Â
Survivors include his wife, Lois Swenson of Benton, one son, Brian Swenson and wife Sonya of Benton, two daughters, Joyce Ogden of Berryville and Rita Pierce of Malvern, 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.
Cremation arrangements by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047).
Effie Louise Altom Bullock, 94, of North Little Rock, passed away Wednesday, August 3. She was the youngest of 8 and was born June 11, 1917 in Hickory Flat, Arkansas to John Alex Altom and Valula Day Pearson. She married J. R. Bullock on April 2, 1944.
She retired from JC Penneyâ€™s as a sales associate after 10 years. She loved to read and her hobbies were sewing, arts and crafts, painting and quilting. She was a member of Highland Heights Baptist Church in Benton and a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Pangburn Chapter No. 502.
Mark Devoe Jackson, 83, of Haskell, went to join his Heavenly Father on August 1.Â He was born on May 31, 1928 to the late Howell and Lillian Jackson in McJester.Â Â He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Mark Edwin Jackson and brothers, James and Boyce Jackson.Â
George Edward â€śEdâ€ť Talbert, 86, of Benton, died Sunday, July 31, 2011 at Saline Memorial Hospice in Bryant. He was born August 24, 1924 to Walter Edward and Bertha Inez (Sorrells) Talbert. He retired from Southwestern Bell telephone company in 1986 after 39 years of service. He was a member of Lifeline Baptist Church, The Gideons International, and was a Mason. He was a Navy veteran having served in WWII and the Korean War; sailing around the world twice.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Norma Jean (Smith) Talbert, the mother of his children.
Dolores Nan or Deaâ€™ Richards
Dolores â€śNan or Deaâ€ť Richards, 80, of Benton passed away on July 31 at her home. She was born April 12, 1931, in Benton. Dolores was a floral designer having owned and worked in florist shops in Benton and Little Rock, a housewife and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Lorena Raney, her husband of 52 years, Mike Richards, and a grandson, Kelley Richards Chandler.
Madell Griffin Townsend, 84, of Traskwood, passed away Thursday, July 28.Â She was born March 6, 1927 to the late Frank Royal and Cynthia Rilla Howie Royal in Mer Rouge, Louisiana.
Â In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Griffin, two brothers, Aubrey Royal and Verbal Royal and three sisters, Ina Mae Luker, Muriel Williamson, and Louise Huffman.
Cora Mae Vickers Bull Powell
Cora Mae Vickers Bull Powell of Alexander, passed on July 28, at Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House in Bryant. She was born on October 5, 1921 in Buckner, to Knutchee and Ruby Teague Vickers. She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved daughter, Janice Lou Bull Brown, two spouses, Leroy Arnold Bull and Herman Powell, a brother, Riley Vickers and a sister, Maxine Coleman.
Lois Carolyn Johnson, 75, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Benton, passed away Sunday, July 24. She was born in Benton to the late Rev. Daniel Johnson and Mary Nelson.
Her survivors include sons, Kenneth Sutton of Chicago, Ill. and Thomas Sutton of Searcy; daughters, Barbara Benefield of Davis, Cali. and Arletria Sutton of North Little Rock; brothers, Frederick Johnson, Sr. of Hot Springs and Bennie Nelson of Wichita, Kan.; sisters, Mary Harris of Evanston, Il. and Geneva Ailsworth of Benton; 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Charles Fredrick Kennedy, 84, of Little Rock died Wednesday, July 27.Â He was born on October 5, 1926, and was preceded in death by his son, Bill Kennedy.
Before attending college, Charles served four years in the Marines during World War II.Â After graduating from Henderson State Teachers College, he coached in Stuttgart and Bauxite before moving to Little Rock with his family in 1959.Â He remained there until his retirement from Little Rock Public School District in 1987.
Best known as â€śCoach,â€ť Charles spent all but two years of his 30-year coaching career at the junior high level.