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June 2nd, 2014

Leon Detherage

June 2, 2014

Leon Detherage, age 86, of Benton passed away Friday, May 30, 2014.
He was born Nov. 24, 1927, in Price, Ark. 
Mr. Detherage was an Army veteran of World War II and was retired from Reynolds Metals.  He was a longtime member of Ten Mile Baptist Church. 
Mr. Detherage was preceded in death by his father, Claude Detherage; his mother, Alice Detherage Henderson; and his wife, Helen Detherage.

Billy Dean Crowson

June 2, 2014

Billy Dean Crowson, 87, of Benton passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014. 
He was born Dec. 7, 1926, in El Dorado to the late William Farris and Mamie Ashcraft Crowson.
Billy was retired from Reynolds Metals, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a  32nd-degree Mason and was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Penny Crowson; his brothers, John Crowson and twin Bobby Crowson; and his sisters, Pearl Buckelew and Evelyn Faye Bledsoe.

Otis Gary Shelton

June 2, 2014

Otis Gary Shelton, age 70, of Benton died Thursday May 29, 2014.
He was born Jan. 3, 1944 in Detroit, Mich.
Gary was a retired maintenance worker.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Erie Chambers Shelton. Otis looked forward to having his morning coffee and playing ball with his dog Buddy. He enjoyed being outdoors working in his garden and crappie fishing.
Otis loved his grandchildren and will be greatly missed by everyone.


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