Archive - Obituary
November 22nd, 2011
Jennifer Ann (Burr) Calkins, 63 of Benton, passed away Friday, November 18, 2011 at Saline Memorial Hospice House.
Jennifer was born August 7, 1948 in Rayville, LA to Modell (Womack) Burr and the late Travis Burr.
Mrs. Calkins was a graduate of Central High School in Little Rock and retired from the Arkansas State Police after 38 years of service. She was a member of Holland Chapel Baptist Church. She was an avid cat lover, and devoted much of her life caring for whatever stray showed up on her doorstep.
Larry Robert Hubbard, Sr., 63, of Benton, died Sunday, Nov. 13.Â He was born Jan. 17, 1948, in Little Rock to the late Mark and Rosie Lee (Wiggins) Hubbard.Â
He was anl employee of Arkansas Face Veneer in Benton for 30-plus years.
He is survived by his wife, Lindell (Marshall) Hubbard; 13 children; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several siblings.
Funeral service is scheduled for noon, Saturday, Nov. 19, at Peaceful Haven Funeral Home, with the Rev. Kendall Marshall officiating.Â Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Gary Lynn Owens, 45, of Bauxite passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at his home in Bauxite. He was born May 8, 1966, in Benton.
He was a former employee for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department and a member of Trinity Baptist Church.Â
Charles Kirkpatrick, 76, of Glen Rose passed away Nov. 15 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.Â He was born Dec. 6, 1934, in Malvern, the son of Ted and Zona (King) Kirkpatrick.
Charles served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and retired from Missouri Pacific - Rock Island Railroad.
He has been the caretaker for Fairplay Cemetery for more than 20 years.
He was of the Baptist faith.
Preceding him in death are his parents; his brothers, Glen and Royce Kirkpatrick; and a sister, Vera Thacker.
Mary Catherine Smith, 86, of Benton, passed away Monday, Nov. 14.Â She was born March 2, 1925 in Benton.
Mrs. Smith was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church and a homemaker.Â She was preceded in death by her parents, T.J. and Lena Mae Runyan; her husband, Jack Smith; and her brother, Joe Runyan.
James Parvin Teague, 71, of Bismarck passed away on Nov.12, with his family by his side.Â James was born on March 28, 1940 in Hot Springs to the late Parvin and Marie Teague.Â He enjoyed hunting, fishing and tinkering on motors.Â His most treasured times was time spent with his family.
Gabriel Eiathen Winters, infant son of Joseph Blake and Casondra Renee (DeLoach) Winters, died on Friday, Nov.11.
He is also survived by a brother, Noah; his grandparents, Gene Winters, Cheryl Winters, and Georgia DeLoach, all of Benton, and Mark DeLoach and Teresa DeLoach of Georgia; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Peaceful Haven Funeral Home with the Rev. Vance Nutt officiating.
Hubert Ray Vanderford, 72, of Benton died Sunday, Nov. 13. He was born March 5, 1939 in Bigelow.
Hubert was a retired computer programmer for the city of Little Rock, a Marine Corps veteran, and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Creola Vanderford; and a sister.
He is survived by his son, Randy Vanderford of McRae; two sisters, Maida Edwards of Little Rock and Dora Collier of Oklahoma; and two grandchildren.
Edwin Ray Paulson, 48, of Alexander died Saturday, Nov. 12. He was born Feb. 22, 1963, in Pampa, Texas.
Edwin had several businesses in Saline County and drove an 18-wheeler for 22 years. He enjoyed playing with his nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bonnie Pauline and Ramond Brewer; his father, Fred Henson Paulson; two sisters, Pamela Smith of Fort Smith and Edith Lynn Pruitt of Borger, Texas; and a nephew Stephen Miller, Alexander.
William Tom "Bill" Bundy, 90, passed away Nov. 11, in Montgomery Texas. He was born April 22, 1921 in Hope.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Goldie and Sid Bundy of Benton; and a brother, Charles Bundy of Willisville.
After graduation from Hope High School, he attended Arkansas State Teachers College on a football scholarship and received a degree from Henderson State University. He was a self-employed oil and gas distributor.
His interests centered around his church and family.