Archive - Obituary
January 26th, 2015
Zachary Andrew Ratliff, age 30, of Benton passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.
He was born in Hot Springs on April 21, 1984, to Gene and Robin (George) Ratliff.
He loved coachingÂ one of the 8-year-old Bryant All Star Baseball teams and his son's basketball team. He was very active in the activities of his children.Â He loved spending time with his family, especially his wife and children, who were the light of his life.
Jessie L. Hood, age 86, of Benton died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at his home. He was born Feb. 16, 1928 at Union Town, Arkansas.
He worked in the timber and logging industry.
Jessie retired at an early age and got to do the things he loved â€” fishing, hunting, camping, talking and telling stories of long ago to all of his grandkids, great-grandkids and anyone that would listen.
Jessie was preceded in death by his parents, John and Vesta Hood; one sister; and three brothers.
Mardella Taylor, age 60, of Mabelvale, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. She was born Sept. 15, 1954 in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Ulmer and Betty (Youle) Armentrout.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Ethel May Kirby; and her father-in-law, Robert Taylor.
She enjoyed working as a waitress at El Chico, where she was employed for 16 years. She was of the Christian faith.
Bonnie Lee Ward, age 87, of Benton, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.Â She was born Jan. 20, 1928 in Benton.Â
Mrs. Ward was a retired telephone operator at Arkansas Childrenâ€™s Hospital and a member of Wrights Chapel Baptist Church.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Doc and Lois Scott; her husband, Boyd Ward; a daughter, Frances Cushing; and a brother, Clyde Scott.