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March 19th, 2012

Norma J. Rasmussen Adams

March 19, 2012

Norma J. Rasmussen Adams, 81, of Alexander passed away on March 15, 2012. She was born on Sept. 21, 1930 to Joseph Richard and Lorraine Edwards Fowler in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was a proud member of the Bryant Senior Activity Center. She worked as an LPN for 25 years at St. Vincent’s Hospital and retired in 1995.
Norma is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Levi E. Rasmussen and Chester Adams; son, Douglas Rasmussen and one granddaughter.

Willie J. Robertson

March 19, 2012

Willie J. Robertson, 74, of Alexander passed away Friday, March 16. He was born April 61937 at Navy Landing to Joe R. and Mary Illa Fisher Robertson. He was a very loving and faithful husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He loved spending time with his friends and family outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Willie was also an avid Texas Holdem player, and was a member of the Collegeville Volunteer Fire Department for many years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, David Ray Robertson.

Christine Bennett

March 19, 2012

Christine Bennett, 84, of Little Rock went to be with the Lord Thursday, March 15. She was born August 9, 1927 in Little Rock, to the late Christopher and Eula Mae Lawhon Rauch. She worked for St. Vincent in Telecommunications for 42 years were she retired and was a member and church clerk of Baseline Missionary Baptist for 48 years. Christine was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother whom loved to cook for her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Wallace Bennett and two brothers, George and Kenneth Rauch.

Elva Louise “Lou” Hester

March 19, 2012

Elva Louise “Lou” Hester, 92, of Benton passed away Wednesday evening, March 14, 2012, at Saline Memorial Hospice House at Bryant.
She was born Oct. 9, 1919, to Albert V. and Rosebud Greenway Barnette at Blocher, Ark. She was a graduate of Fountain Lake High School and a member of Grape Chapel Church of God.
Mrs. Hester was preceded in death by her husband, Rogie L. Hester; her parents; her brother, Walker Barnette; and her stepmother, Etha Lee Barnette.

Bill Brotherton, Jr.

March 19, 2012

Bill Brotherton Jr., 69, of Benton passed away Monday, March 12, 2012, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.
He was born May 5, 1942, in Bauxite to the late William E. Brotherton Sr. and Arie Green.
Mr. Brotherton was a disc jockey in his early years and worked at the Arkansas Health Center for 35 years.
He was an avid fan of the Razorbacks, St. Louis Cardinals, and Bauxite Miners.

March 15th

Warren Lee Crouch

March 15, 2012

Warren Lee Crouch, age 66, of Bauxite passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2012. 
He was born Oct. 4, 1945, in Benton.
Mr. Crouch served in the Navy and was a retired mechanic.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Gladys Crouch; and two brothers, Robert and Ray Crouch.
He is survived by two sons, James Crouch (Elizabeth) of Sardis and Michael Crouch of Bauxite; a sister, Marie Clemmons of Benton; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Chad Frederick Clift

March 15, 2012

Chad Frederick Clift, born Dec. 18, 1976, departed this life on Sunday, March 11, 2012.  He was 35. 
Although Chad was a Benton native and a 1995 Benton graduate, he had spent time living in California, Illinois, and Louisiana.  Additionally, Chad traveled the world during his service in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1995 to 1999.

Thomas Wayne Jones

March 15, 2012

Thomas Wayne Jones, age 64, of Little Rock passed away Monday, March 12, 2012.  He was born Sept. 23, 1947, in Prescott. 
Mr. Jones worked at Alcoa for 17 years and was a carpenter for seven years.  He was U.S. Marine veteran, having served in Vietnam. He was a member of The Church at Rock Creek in Little Rock.

Ina Marie Drennan

March 15, 2012

Ina Marie Drennan, age 91, of Benton passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012.  She was born Nov. 16, 1920 in West Bolton, Kan. 
Mrs. Drennan was a retired school cafeteria manager.  She was a member of Northside Church of Christ and Sharon Extension Homemakers Club. 
Mrs. Drennan was preceded in death by her parents, John Ben and Eva May Hughes; her husband, Hollis Drennan; a sister, Edith Lee; and three brothers, James, Fred and Robert (Bob) Hughes.

Billie J. Cooper Honea

March 15, 2012

Billie J. Cooper Honea, 82 of Dayton, Texas, formerly of Prescott, passed away Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown, Texas.
Mrs. Honea was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 32 years, Fred W. Honea Sr.; a son, Donnie Garrett; a grandson, Joshua P. Honea; and seven brothers and sisters.
Billie was born July 4, 1929, in Prescott to Thomas A. and Zula L. Nolen Cooper. She is a former resident of Baytown, Texas, and resided in Dayton, Texas, area for the past 15 years. She was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith.

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