Archive - Obituary
March 15th, 2012
Paul McAdoo, 78, of Malvern, passed away Thursday, March 8 at Heartland Rehabilitation and Care Center of Benton.Â He was born January 31, 1934 in Pine Bluff and grew up in El Dorado and Traskwood.Â Paulâ€™s second greatest passion in life was driving 18 wheelers across country, the first being his wife and family.Â Other great past times of his included fishing, hunting, John Deere tractors and visiting with friends-especially at the locals table at J.J.â€™s Truck Stop.Â He was a very out going person, never meeting a stranger and always left a lasting impression on everyone he met.Â
Charles Edward Oetken, 60, passed peacefully of heart failure on Wednesday, March 7. He was retired from Kroger Warehouse.
He wax preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Betty Oetken of Benton.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Bishop Oetken; a daughter, Susan Stewart and husband Alan; a son, Charles Brian Oetken; a grandson, Jordan Stewart; a brother, Norman Oetken of Salem; and a sister, Donna Williams of Louisville, Ky.
Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Family Funeral Care, 4925 Summer Ave. in Memphis, Tenn.
After a short battle with leukemia, Gary M Brimer, 64, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 6. He was born July 29, 1947, in Little Rock, son of the late Emmagene Brimer and Marshall Brimer
Gary was employed by Arkansas Refrigeration Company, Arkansas Central Mortuary, and had worked at Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth in previous years.Â Â He never met a stranger he didn't like, and was an active member of Social Hill Missionary Baptist Church.Â Gary was active in Scout Troop No. 7.
Patricia C. McDonald, 76, of Benton passed away March 3.Â She was the daughter of Sadie and George McDonald Sr.
Patricia was born Jan.18, 1936, in Gladewater, Texas.Â She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Benton and graduated from Benton High School.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, George McDonald Jr.Â
She is survived by her son, Paul A. Martin of Benton, daughters, Terri J. Barr and Lori Ward â€“HerodÂ of Benton, grandchildren, Thomas Calabrese III, Cristen Langley,Tiffany Dunn and Joseph Eason, all of Benton, two great grandchildren.Â
Dwight Caldwell Sr., 66, of Dickson, Tenn., passed away Saturday, March 3, at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.Â He was a native of Bradford, and was preceded in death by his mother, Wilma Bryant Caldwell.Â
Dwight was a member of the Benton Masonic Lodge, a former minister of music for the Forest Hills Missionary Baptist Church in Benton, a retired certified property manager, and a and a member of First Baptist Church in Dickson, Tenn.
Cyril E. Shipp, 93, of Bryant passed away March 5.Â He was born Dec. 14, 1918, in Bauxite to the late Audie and Myrtle Wise Shipp.Â
Cyril was an Army veteran, serving during World War I. He received a Purple Heart.Â He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Bryant, a Mason with Scottish Rite, Order of the Eastern Star, a member of Knights Templar and C.M.A.
Cyril retired from Reynolds Metals after working in the maintenance department for many years.Â He was an avid Razorback fan and loved his motorcycle riding adventures with his wife.
Fannie Dorian, 76, of Benton, passed away peacefully Monday, March 5, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.
She was born March 19, 1935, to the late Warren B. and Marie Redden in Little Rock.
Mrs. Dorian was a retired 26-year employee of Saline Memorial Hospital's X-ray department.Â She was a graduate at Bauxite, known as â€śShaw University.â€ťÂ Â Mrs. Dorian was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Benton.Â
Charles Lester Isom, 71 of Mabelvale passed away on March 5, 2012. He was born March 19, 1940, to the late Albert and Myrtle Isom in Carlisle.
Charles retired from AFCO Steel after 20 years of employment; he and his wife also managed King Motel for more than 20 years. He loved to ride motorcycles, fishing, water skiing and spending time with his family.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, David, James, Albert, Clarence and Cecil Isom; and two sisters, Margreat and Willie Mae.
Carolyn Ann (Knight) Wilbanks went to be with the Lord on March 5, 2012.Â
Carolyn was a long-term resident of Benton where she raised an extended family.Â She was born in Sunflower, Miss. on Jan. 10, 1941 to Jewell and Burton Knight.Â Carolyn was the sister of Mary Jane Keller of Starkville, Miss., Marilyn Rogers of Becker, Miss., Bruce Knight and Ronnie Knight of Pontotoc, Miss., and Douglas â€śShortyâ€ť Knight of Tupelo, Miss.Â
She is preceded in death by her parents and brother Burton â€śBurt Tâ€ť Knight.
Frances Ellen â€śFritzyâ€ť Sledge, 81, resident of Alexander, passed away Sunday, March 4.
She was born June 28, 1930 in Vimy Ridge to the late Ernest Spann and Bobbie Mae Mann Spann.Â
Mrs. Sledge was valedictorian of her high school class at the old Vimy Ridge School. She was a member of the Vimy Ridge Missionary Baptist Church.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Gene Sledge and Tony Sledge; four sisters; and two grandchildren.