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August 8th, 2011

Houston Brazil

August 8, 2011

Houston Brazil, 78, of Hot Springs, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, August 4.  Oldest of eight children, he was born January 21, 1933 in Saline County.  Mr. Brazil was an entrepreneur; having owned Brazil Auto Repair on Hwy 5 in Benton and multiple other businesses in Saline County. He was also a Lieutenant for the Benton Police Department.  Mr. Brazil was a Christian, a Mason and a Shriner.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Lilburn and Recie Cochran Brazil; four siblings, Carolyn Bailey, Floyd Brazil, Beverly Coker and Jean Dumond and a grandson, David McGee.
 

Betty Bailey

August 8, 2011

Betty Bailey, 62, of Magnolia, passed away Thursday, August 4.  She was born December 7, 1948 in El Dorado, to the late William Archie and Bertha Mae Gorum.  Mrs. Bailey was a homemaker.
 
She is survived by two sons, Glen and Micky Carman; four daughters, Tonya Wells, Donna Deering, Lesa Chambers and Jan Mays; two brothers, Robert and Larry Gorum; sister, Linda Paxton; thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
 
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday, August 8 at Traskwood Cemetery.  Rev. Brady Lane will be officiating.
 
Online guest book: at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.

Richard Dale Bryant

August 8, 2011

 Richard Dale Bryant, 60, of Benton died Saturday August 6, at his home. He was born July 23, 1951 in Benton. Richard worked for the Saline County Road Dept. and was a member of Sharon Baptist Church.
 
Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Alvin and Johnnie Bryant, Benton; sister, Mary Edmonson, Camden; five nephews and four nieces.
 
Memorial services will be 6 p.m., Tuesday at Ashby Funeral Home Chapel with visitation after the service.
 
Cremation services are by Ashby Funeral Home.
 
Online guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
 

Virgil (Bud) O. Shelton

August 8, 2011

Virgil (Bud) O. Shelton, 73, of Benton, passed away Friday, August 5.  He was born June 26, 1938 in Benton, to the late Virgil Henry and Nellie Marie Shelton. 

He retired from Alcoa and was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Shelton was a U.S. Marine serving in the Korean War and the Bay of Pigs.The following newspaper account described the latter experience: 

Miryah Jo Rowland

August 8, 2011

Miryah Jo Rowland, 17, of Benton passed on Thursday, August 4.  Miryah was born August 13, 1993 in Little Rock.  She is preceded in death by her father Scott Rowland and grandfather Travis Rowland.
     Survivors include her mother Jennifer Bradley, grandmothers Cathy Eichler and Janet Stamper; her great-grandparents Regina Duckett and J.E. and Clarice Fields, also by her devoted boyfriend and companion Kris Zumwalt, great aunt Trudy Sher, and along with a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.

Max Theodore Linz

August 8, 2011

Max Theodore Linz resident of Bryant, died Saturday August 6, at Saline Memorial Emergency Room at the age of 81. Max was born May 8 1930 in North Little Rock, parents Clarence Linz and Bessie Griebel. December 24, 1949 he was married to Flora Patrick of Bauxite. He served 48 years with the Union Pacific Railway. He enjoyed tending the yard, flowers and pool and always put the needs of his children and grandchildren first. Private devoted taxi driver he would always chauffer grandchildren to school, dance, gymnastics or band.

John Darrell Fee

August 8, 2011

John Darrell Fee, 60 of Little Rock, died Saturday, August 6, at St. Vincent’s Arkansas Hospice. He was born on April 14, 1951 in Lawton, Oklahoma to his parent’s Lawrence Alfred Fee and Ruby Lee Hayes. John was a veteran of the United States Army having served in Vietnam receiving two Purple Hearts, the Silver Star, the Combat Infantry badge, received the Peace Medal from the Republic of Vietnam and was a member of the 173rd Airborne. In addition, he enjoyed fishing, camping and riding motorcycles and was of the Catholic Faith.

Alice Mildred Reid

August 8, 2011

Alice Mildred Reid, 82, of Benton, passed away Sunday August 7, in Booneville. She was born November 5, 1928 in Magazine, to Roy Guy and Sara Edith (Forkum) McGhee.
She was a retired pharmacy clerk at Westside Pharmacy in Benton and a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Magazine.
She is preceded in death by a infant son Richard Allen Reid.
She is survived by one daughter, Alicia Lynn Reid of Janesville, Wisconsin and one son Kenneth Blake Reid of Bee Branch.

August 4th

Marlyn K. Dodge

August 4, 2011

Marlyn K. Dodge, 85, of Benton, passed away August 2.   She was born January 23, 1926 in Cambridge, Wisconsin to the late John and Betsy Kaare.  Marlyn was a volunteer for CJCOHN and Saline Memorial Hospice.  She was a member of the TOPS group in Benton and attended Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in North Little Rock.  Marlyn was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jay Dodge and brother Elvin Kaare.
 
Survivors, son, John Dodge, daughter, Patty Gordon and husband, Doug of Massachusetts.
 

Richard Swenson

August 4, 2011

Richard  Swenson, 78, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, August 3, at Ridgewood Nursing Home.  He was born on October 20, 1932 in Rockford, IL to the late Harold and Stella Swenson.  Mr. Swenson was a parts manager for a motorcycle dealership. 
 
Survivors include his wife, Lois Swenson of Benton, one son, Brian Swenson and wife Sonya of Benton, two daughters, Joyce Ogden of Berryville and Rita Pierce of Malvern, 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.
 
Cremation arrangements by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047).
 

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