Archive - Obituary
August 11th, 2011
Opal Ratcliff Stegman, 95 of Pine Bluff, Benton and recently residing in Baton Rouge, LA died Tuesday, Aug 9, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA.Â Opal was born August 11, 1915 in Willow, to the late Ella Brumley Ratcliff and Frank A. Ratcliff.Â She was reared and educated at Dellar. and had been employed as a dietician at Jefferson Hospital in Pine Bluff.Â Opal was a member of Greenlee Baptist Church in Pine Bluff.Â
Alleta W. Hanks, 85, of Benton died Sunday August 7, 2011 at her home. She was born September 9, 1925 in Dahlgren, Illinois. Alleta was retired and attended Calvary Baptist Church in Benton. She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Edna Garrison, and by her husband of 57 years, Bill Hanks.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Rieben and her significant other, J. S. Frazier, Benton; sisters, Hellen Sailor, and Kate Whipple, both of Illinois; one grandchild.
Johnie Otis Ward, 87, of Benton, passed away August 9.Â He was born April 9, 1924 in Jessieville, to the late John and Almeda Ward.Â Johnie was a veteran of the United States Navy and served during the Korean War.Â He was a 32nd degree Mason and attended Mt. View Baptist Church.Â Johnie was preceded in death by his brothers, William Ward, Rector Ward, Walter Ward and Thomas Ward, sisters, Ida Ward, Mandy Murders and Violet Cockman.