Archive - Obituary
June 12th, 2014
Joanna Hall, age 92, died peacefully at home in Benton on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.
Throughout her life she expressed her love for family and friends through her sweet, kind spirit, her quick-to-laugh humor, her warm smile, and her twinkling blue eyes. She was grateful to all who helped her live her last days in her home, a happy place bursting with memories, with wonderful views of the creek and woods filled with creatures including a pair of barred owls.
Mildred "Mil" Hampton was born Oct. 23, 1941, in New Orleans and raised in Sorrnto, La., to the late Sullivan and Lucinda Hampton.
Mildred departed this life with her baby girl holding her hand and her family by her side as she received her wings on June 4, 2014, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock at the age of 72.
Mildred accepted Christ and was baptized Aug. 28, 1988, at Evening Star Missionary Baptist Church in Harvey, La., under the leadership of Pastor Keith Paul Stewman.
Lila Lee Raper, age 79, of Hot Springs Village, formerly of Benton, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014.Â She was born February 26, 1935 in Bald Knob.Â Mrs. Raper was a member of the Arkansas Education Association and of the Baptist Faith.Â After teaching for 31 years at Angie Grant Elementary, she retired.Â She would always share stories of her cows and animals with her students.Â Mrs. Raper was an avid outdoors person and loved farming.Â
She was preceded in death her parents, Ernest and Edna Grayson; husband, Jimmy Raper and a brother, John Christen Grayson.