Archive - Obituary
March 11th, 2014
Johnnie Ruth Sossamon, 81, of Benton, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014.Â She was born Nov. 14, 1932, in Benton.Â
Mrs. Sossamon worked at Smith-Caldwell Drug Store and was a lifetime member of Salem United Methodist Church.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Wesley â€śPeteâ€ť and Lura Ruth Bray.
Verlon Scott Cole Carroll, 92, of Benton, formerly of Russellville, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014.
She was born March 22, 1921 in Pope County.Â
Mrs. Carroll retired from International Shoe Co. and was a member of New Life Missionary Baptist Church.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, T N (Neal) and Lela Richardson Cole; her husband, Sherman H. Carroll; a brother, Troy Cole; and two half-sisters, Polly Maggard and Betty Jane Cronister.
Lois C. Rumsey Baker, 83, of Benton was welcomed to her heavenly home on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Lois was born April 30, 1930. She was raised in Moberly, MO. where she graduated from Moberly High School. She raised her family moving throughout the country until she finally settled in Benton. She married Carol Baker of Benton, in 1982 and together they served the Lord both at Foursquare Church and at Living Waters Church that they stared until his death in 1996. She then carried on her Christian walk as a member of Faith Fellowship of Benton.