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August 13th, 2014

Helen L. Harbison

August 13, 2014

Helen L. Harbison, 82, of Benton, passed away Aug. 11, 2014.  She was born March 30, 1932, in Birmingham, Ala., to the late D.W. and Sally Mills Beasley.  Helen was an avid gardener, canning lots of the fruits of her labor. She enjoyed quilting, flower gardening and bingo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sons, Johnny Ray and Paul Fremought Harbison; a brother, Louis Beasley; and a sister, Dorothy Beasley.

Rosco Eugene “Gene” Jones

August 13, 2014

Rosco Eugene “Gene” Jones, 83, of Benton, passed away August 10, 2014.  He was born July 2, 1931 in West Plains, Missouri to the late Sterling Rosco and Amy Edna Elliott Jones.  Gene was the owner and operator of Gene Jones Wrecker Service and Body Shop in Benton for well over 30 years.  He retired in 1993 and enjoyed working on lawn care equipment and spending time with family and friends.  Gene always had a joke to tell.
He was preceded in death by his daughters, Troyce Ann Thornelle and Frances Louise Robinson, brother, Bobby Jones.

Joe Bob Niccum

August 13, 2014

Joe Bob Niccum, 57 of Haskell passed away August 9, 2014. Mr. Niccum was born June 25, 1957 to Bobby and Glenda (Ease) Niccum.
He loved playing drums, guitar and singing in church and listening to gospel music. He collected model cars and also enjoyed watching Duck Dynasty. He had a big heart in helping many, which included taking in numerous young people and homeless. Joe never met a stranger. Joe Bob was a U.S Veteren.
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother; Curtis Niccum.

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