Archive - Obituary
January 27th, 2014
Linda Kaye Overbey, 50, of Benton passed away on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
She was born March 5, 1963, to Leonard and Delila Overbey.
Linda was a 1980 graduate of Benton High School and loved being an LPN taking care of people.
She was preceded in death by her mother; and an uncle, Lloyd Ralph Overbey.
Linda is survived by her father, Leonard Overbey; an aunt, Lorie Kegley (Paul); and other family members and friends.
A graveside service will be held at noon Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
Arrangements are by Dial and Dudley Funeral Home.
Melba F. Bishop, age 82, of Benton passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.Â She was born Nov. 15, 1931 in Benton.Â
Mrs. Bishop was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church.Â
She graduated from Benton High School in 1949.Â After high school, she attended and graduated from Draughon School of Business in Little Rock.
Mrs. Bishop worked at Gunnâ€™s Distributors and was employed for 28 years for the Saline County government.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Fern Lovell.
Robert Edward Phillips, 91, of Benton, passed away on Jan. 22, 2014. He was born Sept. 25, 1922, in Marquette, Mich., to the late Harold and Ethel Phillips.
Robert served in the Army during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart.
He was a master watch maker and was employed as a groundskeeper at the Saline County Courthouse.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Bonnie Burnett Phillips; and several brothers and sisters.
He is survived by a sister-in-law, Joyce Shelnutt; his caregiver, Tammy Pruitt, and her son, Casey Croy.