Archive - Obituary
January 27th, 2014
Lela B. Graddy, age 85, of Benton, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. She was born May 2, 1928 in Moreland, Ark.
Mrs. Graddy was a homemaker, a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church and an avid Razorback fan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ross and Vera Bell; and two brothers, Wayne and Robert Bell.
Linda Kaye Overbey, 50, of Benton passed away on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
She was born March 5, 1963, to Leonard and Delila Overbey.
Linda was a 1980 graduate of Benton High School and loved being an LPN taking care of people.
She was preceded in death by her mother; and an uncle, Lloyd Ralph Overbey.
Linda is survived by her father, Leonard Overbey; an aunt, Lorie Kegley (Paul); and other family members and friends.
A graveside service will be held at noon Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
Arrangements are by Dial and Dudley Funeral Home.
Melba F. Bishop, age 82, of Benton passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.Â She was born Nov. 15, 1931 in Benton.Â
Mrs. Bishop was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church.Â
She graduated from Benton High School in 1949.Â After high school, she attended and graduated from Draughon School of Business in Little Rock.
Mrs. Bishop worked at Gunnâ€™s Distributors and was employed for 28 years for the Saline County government.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Fern Lovell.
Robert Edward Phillips, 91, of Benton, passed away on Jan. 22, 2014. He was born Sept. 25, 1922, in Marquette, Mich., to the late Harold and Ethel Phillips.
Robert served in the Army during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart.
He was a master watch maker and was employed as a groundskeeper at the Saline County Courthouse.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Bonnie Burnett Phillips; and several brothers and sisters.
He is survived by a sister-in-law, Joyce Shelnutt; his caregiver, Tammy Pruitt, and her son, Casey Croy.
Dr. Raymond Gilbert Ramsey, age 81, of Little Rock, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at Hospice Home Care Inpatient Unit.
He was born July 15, 1932, in Little Rock, to the late Raymond and Estelle (Sossamon) Ramsey White.
Raymond married Mary Sue Godfrey in Little Rock on Aug. 21, 1953. They had two children.
He attended University of Arkansas School of Pharmacy and graduated in 1961 with a doctorate in pharmacy.Â He served as a preceptor for pharmacy students at UAMS.Â He had worked for Pettyâ€™s Drug Store (more recently USA Drug).
Deacon John C. Duke was born to the late John and Dorothy Duke in Mobile, Ala., on Nov. 5, 1929.Â He passed away at Saline Memorial Hospital on Jan. 23, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
John was preceded in death by his son, Bobby Duke.
Irvin Jones, 84, of Bryant passed away Jan. 22, 2014.Â He was born Oct. 22, 1929, in Saline County to the late Johnny Larkin and Willie Dodson Jones.
Irvin was a member of Holland Chapel Baptist Church and served three years with the Army Air Corps.Â He was retired from Alcoa.
Irvin was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Johnny and Jesse Jones; and a sister, Jacquelyn Hosaka.
Timothy Haynes, 48 of Benton passed away on Jan. 21, 2014, with his family by his side.
He was born Sept. 11, 1965, to Earl and Julia Haynes in Benton. Tim enjoyed being outdoors; he loved to go hunting, fishing, camping and watching western movies. His most precious times were spent with his family; he was a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend.
Tim was preceded in death by his mother, Julia Fowler; and his grandfather, W. H. Haynes.
Jerry Wayne Hutcheson, 62, of Traskwood passed away on Jan. 21, 2014. He was born March 29, 1951, to the late Rufus and Donna Hutcheson.
Jerry loved his family with his whole heart. He was always willing to help anyone in need and loved to work on cars, diesel engines, He could fix just about anything.
Jerry is preceded by his parents; one brother, Marty Hutcheson; a stepson, David Bagley; and a brother-in-law, Jerry Hollowell.
Karen Coulon, 68, of Hot Springs, formerly of Benton, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.Â She was born Aug. 21, 1945.Â Karen was a homemaker.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Carrie Rogers; and a brother, Jimmy Dale Rogers.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Don E. Coulon Sr.; five children, Christina Brotherton (Mikey), Calvin Crawley (Tracy), Eddie Crawley (Stephen), Don E. Coulon Jr. (Leigh Ann) and Donna Workman (Gary); a brother, Don Rogers; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.