Archive - Obituary
June 8th, 2011
Donnell L. Coleman, 50, of Haskell died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Saline Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 21, 1960, in Plant City, Fla.Â
Mr. Coleman was of the Baptist faith.Â He had retired from Hilbilt Manufacturing Co. as a paint department supervisor and loved restoring antique automobiles.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Wiley Hale; an uncle, Otis Halel and his father-in-law, Allen Dodgen.Â
Warren B. âSkeetâ Johnson, age 72, of McRae, formerly of Benton, passed away June 4, 2011, at his home.Â He was born Oct. 20, 1938, in El Dorado, Ark.
Skeet was the owner and operator of a heavy-duty equipment and welding shop for 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Ruby Johnson; a brother, W.B. Johnson; two sisters, Juanita Brotherton and Betty Burnett; his wife, Edith Johnson; and a son, Jerry Johnson.
James Louis âGatorâ Gorum Jr., age 82, of Benton died Monday, June 6, 2011. He was born Jan. 19, 1929, in Midland, Texas. James was a self-employed construction worker. He was preceded in death by his parents, James L. and Annie Mae Graves Gorum, son, Richard Scott Dossey.
Survivors inlcude a son, Darl Gorum, Oklahoma; three daughters, Roseanna Seawright of Benton, Dana Seals of Oklahoma and Kim Chandler of Little Rock; a sister, Ginger Bouizines of Tennessee; nine grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
James lived a colorful live and never met a stranger.
Margaret Anne Cathey Rolleigh, 89, of Heber Springs, a former Benton resident, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011. She was born Sept. 18, 1921, in Thornton, Ark., to the late C.W. (Wash) and Pearl Payne Cathey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Lawrence Rolleigh Jr.; one son, Eugene Lawrence Rolleigh III.; two sisters, Maurine Williams and Miriam Josey; and three brothers, Clyde Cathey, Hubert Cathey, and Donald Cathey.
A glad reunion is underway in Heaven as Servant of God and beloved friend of all who knew him, the Reverend James R. Buie, joined those who have gone before him on Thursday evening, June 2, 2011. Those who remain in faith of yet another sweet homecoming include his dear wife, Ms. Evelyn Buie of Malvern; children, Mike and Brenda Carr, and Randy and Janice Moore of Malvern, Gay Dumas and Victor and Marsha Smith of Benton; sisters, Areta Sadler and Martha Ernest; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. In addition with scores of family and friends, Bro.
Linoel Dwain Boyette, age 58, of Benton, passed away Friday, June 3, 2011.Â He was born March 22, 1953 in Benton, Ark.Â
Dwain was preceded in death by his father, Don Boyette.
He is survived by a son, Anthony Boyette and wife Sherri of Benton; a daughter, Shelly Boyette of Malvern; his mother, Shirley Boyette of Benton; two brothers, Kenneth Boyette and John Boyette, both of Benton; a sister, Christina Bradshaw of Benton; and five grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 6, at Ashby Funeral Home with burial to follow at Harmony Cemetery.
Mary Louise Gilbert, 85, of Benton passed away on June 2, 2011.Â
Mary was born on Aug. 25, 1925, to the late Thomas and Ellen Miller in Fairview, Ark.
She was a member of Christ Church for over 30 years; she would always start her day by reading her Bible.Â Mrs. Gilbert enjoyed singing, reading, word search puzzles, taking photos and spending time with her family.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 59 years, Junior Gilbert; two brothers; and three sisters.
Mary Gusaline Thompson, age 80, of Benton, passed away Friday, June 3, 2011.Â She was born November 18, 1930, in Bauxite, Ark.Â
Mrs. Thompson was retired from Saline Memorial Hospital and a member of New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gus Alfred and Audrie Neal Shiftlett, and a sister, Carmen.
Jerry Dean McVay of Durano, Colo. died of coronary heart disease Monday, May 23, 2011, at his home.Â He was 60.
Mr. McVay was born August 24, 1950, to Gerald and Mildred McVay in Iowa.Â During his life he lived in Iowa, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Arkansas.Â He lived in Arkansas for 22 years before moving to Durango in April 2007.
He worked as a janitor at Walmart for more than a decade, first in Arkansas and then in Durango.
Mary Virginia Barrett, age 79 of Little Rock, passed away on May 28, 2011. Mrs. Barrett was born on May 9, 1932. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold F. Barrett and her parents, Lynn E. and Marie Thompson.