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July 26th, 2012

Emma D. Sheridan

July 26, 2012

Emma D. Sheridan, 80, of Beebe died Sunday, July 22, at her home. She was born April 25, 1932 in Sheridan. Emma was a retired supervisor for a hand bag company and a member of Mars Hill Baptist Church and Shiloh Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Grace Adams Hunter, brother, Elmer Hunter and sisters, Georgia and Wanda Lou. 

July 23rd

Jack Raymond Rhodes, Jr.

July 23, 2012

Jack Raymond Rhodes Jr. of Heber Springs, formerly of Benton, died Thursday, July 19.
He was born Aug. 18, 1945, in Warren to the late Jack R. Rhodes Sr. and Rita McClendon Rhodes. He grew up in Lake Village and graduated from Lakeside High School. Jack graduated from Hendrix College and attended the University Of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville. He was in the insurance industry for 42 years and was owner of Jack Rhodes Insurance in Heber Springs.

Allen Wilder

July 23, 2012

Allen Wilder, 63, of Bryant went home to be with the Lord on July 19.
He was born in Little Rock to Bob and Louise Wilder on Oct. 4, 1948. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966 to 1969 during the Vietnam War era. Allen’s passion was spending time with his family. He was retired from Entergy Arkansas, where he was employed for 35 years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Benton.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Wilder

Dr. Robert Moore Jr.

July 23, 2012

Dr. Robert Bowen Moore Jr., 88, of Benton died Thursday, July 19. He was a fifth-generation Methodist minister born in Texarkana, Ark., on Nov. 20, 1923, to the late Rev. Dr. Robert Bowen Moore Sr. and Mary Lillian McAlister Moore. 
After graduating from Pine Bluff High School, Dr. Bob enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 and served during World War II. He saw action in all theaters of the war including Europe and the Pacific. He rose to the rank of Boatswain's Mate 1st Class aboard the U.S.S. Raymond (D.E. 341).

July 20th

Emmit Elbert Kizzia

July 20, 2012

Emmit Elbert Kizzia, 90, of Calico Rock passed away July 16. He was born June 27, 1922, in Murfreesboro to William Fletcher and Jessie Mae McMillen Kizzia.
He married Martha Sue Harrelson and the couple had three children.
In 1940 Mr. Kizzia attended Henderson State Teachers College in Arkadelphia, served in the U.S. Navy and received Bachelor of Science in Education degree in 1948. He was a teacher and head football, basketball and track coach at Benton High School from 1948 to 1959.

Fred Aubrey Gould Sr.

July 20, 2012

Fred Aubrey Gould Sr., 87, of Alexander died Thursday, July 19, in Little Rock.
He was born April 15, 1925, in Bauxite to the late Fredrick and Mary Bishop Gould. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Floyd Gould and Lenord Gould; and a sister; Bertha Rapier.

July 19th

Margaret Elaine Covert

July 19, 2012

Margaret Elaine Covert, 79, of Benton passed away Wednesday, July 18 at Ridgewood Nursing Home.  She was born on October 13, 1932 in Houston, Texas to the late Willis and Mary Maguire Alston.  Mrs. Covert retired after working twenty-one years for J. C. Penney in their Credit Dept., and was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church, and loved to travel.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Tommy and Pat Alston and two sisters, Mary McElroy and Lillian Miles.

E. Leslie Dixon

July 19, 2012

E. Leslie Dixon, 92, of Benton passed away Tuesday, July 17 at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.  He was born July 4, 1920, in Mulberry, Kan., to the late George and Alma Dooley Dixon.
Mr. Dixon obtained a master's degree and was a school teacher and coach in Kansas. He finished his career in the engineering division for the Kansas State Highway Department.
He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

Randall Dewayne Smith

July 19, 2012

Randall Dewayne Smith Jr., infant son of Randy and Laura Porter Smith, passed away July 17.
He was preceded in death by his great -grandfather, Winston Smith.

Herald L. Radican

July 19, 2012

Herald L. Radican, 88, of Benton passed away July 16.  He was born March 26, 1924, in Commerce, Texas, to the late Clyde and Lona Troboy Radican.  Herald was a deacon at Holland Chapel Baptist Church in Benton, worked for Reynolds Metals and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He loved to make making walnut shell baskets and was well-known for this skill.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Wilma Radican.

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