Archive - Obituary
November 25th, 2013
Mary N. Brink, 74, passed away Nov. 20, 2013. She was born July 4, 1939, in Hope. Mary was a member of First Pentecostals of Benton.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, William and Opal Richardson; and her brothers, Charles and Bill Richardson.
Mary is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Michael Gayle Brink of Benton; two daughters, Anita Burkett and Lisa G. Brink of Benton; a sister, Betty Nash of Benton; a brother, Kenneth Richardson and wife Shirley of Deville, La., as well as many other family members and friends, all who loved her dearly and will miss her always.
John Hunter Ruff passed from this life on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.Â He was born Oct. 19, 1980, to Tami and Drew Ruff in Little Rock.Â Hunter was a devoted son and brother, a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, attended Harmony Grove High School, and worked diligently at a young age for the family-owned Tastee Freez, later taking on a management role. He often fondly spoke about his many years there and the friendships he formed during that significant period of his life.
Mary L. â€śWeggieâ€ť Russell, 58, of Benton died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. She was born Jan. 31, 1955, in Benton. Mary was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis Maxwell Denley and Ruby Marie Smith Denley; and two brothers, Donald Lee Denley and James Logan Denley.
She is survived by her husband, Larry Russell of Benton; two sons, Mark Alan Russell and Luke Adam Russell, both of Benton; a daughter, Kelly Shay Chapman of Benton; a half-brother, Tommy Brotherton of Poyen; a sister, Helen Wyble of Booneville, Mo.; and two granddaughters.