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June 25th, 2012

Judy Arnold

June 25, 2012

Judy Arnold, 70, of Benton, passed away at Saline Memorial Hospice in Bryant on Thursday, June 21.
Born in Stuttgart on March 21, 1942, she was the first child born to Harold Lloyd and Juanita Stephenson. Judy graduated from DeWitt High School in 1960 and Henderson State University in 1964. In 1965 she married Glen Arnold and they settled in Benton in 1974 to raise their family.

June 21st

Morgan Paul Richey

June 21, 2012

Morgan Paul Richey Jr., 76, of Benton passed away June 19.  He was born Feb. 16, 1936, in Saline County to the late Morgan Paul and Myrtle Richey Sr. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Linda Burnett.

June 20th

Eddy Zeiter aka Akuma Twilight ‘Spirit’

June 20, 2012

Akuma Twilight ‘Spirit’ aka Eddy Zeiter 38, of Bauxite passed away on May 30. He was a very giving spirit who treated so many like family. He was known throughout his community for his giving and helpful nature. He would collect toys, and other household goods to distribute to the less fortunate. Though he did not have much himself, he always found something to give. He had a unique sense of humour and loved being a part of his community. He felt as if he belonged, and he loved living in Bauxite on his family property.

James Franklin Hendricks

June 20, 2012

James Franklin Hendricks, 77, of Benton passed away on June 17 with his family by his side.
Frank was born Aug. 30, 1934, to the late Jim and Ruby Hendricks in Bradford.  He was a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church for more than 20 years.  Frank had a passion for going on rock building missions where they would build churches.  He loved to hunt, fish, woodworking and working in his garden.  Mr. Hendricks retired after 24 years from IBM.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Fran Leavelles

June 20, 2012

Fran Leavelles, 72, of Benton died Sunday, June 17, in Little Rock. She was born Dec. 12, 1939 in Brownfield, Texas.
Fran was a homemaker and a member of Rock Creek Church.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Johnson Green' and her husband, David Leavelles. 

Christopher Michael Patterson

June 20, 2012

Christopher Michael Patterson, 35, of Traskwood passed away June 17.  He was born March 9, 1977, in Malvern to Michael Curtis and Brenda Patterson.  Christopher was a member of Victory Baptist Church of Haskell and worked in construction.
He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Curtis Patterson.

Floyd Lee Bennett

June 20, 2012

Floyd Lee Bennett, 80, of Benton died Sunday, June 17.  He was born Oct. 20, 1931, in Oklahoma to the late James and Amanda Bennett.  Mr. Bennett was employed by Climax in Leadville, Col., from 1959 to 1973 and then worked at Alcoa from 1973 until his retirement in 1995.
He was a Korean War Army veteran and served as a firefighter for the Salem Volunteer Fire Department from 1976 to 1995. 
Mr. Bennett was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Ina Doris Bennett, his parents, two brothers and three sisters. 

June 18th

Norman Eugene Brown

June 18, 2012

Norman Eugene Brown, 75, of Alexander went to be with Lord Saturday, June 16. He was born May 8, 1937, in Dubach, La.
He was the son of the late Norman and Annie May Havens Brown. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
He was an avid Razorback fan, loved western shows and movies and loved fishing, hunting, and camping.
Norman was a member of Springhill Missionary Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Lavon Brown.

June 14th

James R. Fortner

June 14, 2012

James R. Fortner, 71, of Benton passed away Tuesday, June 12, at his home.  He was born on October 9, 1940 in Cale to the late Arley Franklin and Vivian Lucille Jones Fortner.  Mr. Fortner attended the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Vilonia and the United Missionary Baptist Church in Salem.  He loved to play the guitar, served in the U. S. Army,  and was a mobile equipment operator for Alcoa for 32 years.
In addition to his parents his wife, Betty Garren Fortner and son, Jody Fortner also preceded him in death, both in 2009.

Charlie L. Whitt

June 14, 2012

Charlie L. Whitt, 74, of Benton passed away on June 12.  Charlie was born on July 9, 1937 to David and Betsy Whitt in Roland.  He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.  He will be missed by all his family and friends.
Charlie is preceded in death by his loving wife, Margie Whitt and his parents.

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