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December 21st

Imogene 'Jean' Caple Baxley

December 21, 2012

Imogene "Jean" Caple Baxley, 73, a lifelong resident of the Sardis community, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 20, with her family by her side.
Born May 20,1939, to the late Elliott and Martha Jane Caple, Jean was the youngest of five children. She attended Bryant Schools from first through 12th grades where she played softball and was on the Senior High School Homecoming Court. Jean was a graduate of the Bryant High School Class of 1957.

Glenda Lee Neckar

December 21, 2012

My mother, Glenda Lee Neckar, was born Aug. 23, 1935, to Dovie May Pendergrass and James Ellory Spicer in Paris, Ark. She lived in Benton, Waco, Texas, and Tulsa, Okla. Her final destination was Hot Springs.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Eloise Spicer French; a brother, James Clifton Spicer; and, most recently, her dearest friend in the world, Ruth Landers.
She is survived by her sister, Martha Rowles of Hot Springs; and a niece, Glenda Rowles Pippin of Hot Springs. 

Lee Anne Tyler

December 21, 2012

Lee Anne Tyler, 47, of LaGrange, Ga., formerly of Bryant, Ark., passed away on Dec. 16, with her family by her side. She was born Jan. 10, 1965, to Bill and Patricia Patten in Pine Bluff.
Lee Ann was a very loving and devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She was very involved with her children’s lives and loved being a “cheer mom."
Lee Anne was a member of Baptist Tabernacle Church in LaGrange.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Patten.

Glenn Ray Spears

December 21, 2012

Glenn Ray Spears, 64, of Benton, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15.  He was born Aug. 17, 1948 in Winfield, La.  Mr. Spears retired from the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer, owned Spears Adult Daycare and wrote policies and procedures for adult day care facilities in Arkansas.
He love to kayak but his greatest joy in life were his grandchildren. 
Mr. Spears was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Lillian Spears; a brother, Delbert Spears; and a sister-in-law, Carol Spears.

Richard Manuel Melian

December 21, 2012

Richard Manuel Melian, 25, of Benton passed away Saturday, Dec. 15.  He was born June 30, 1987, in Newark, N.J., to Moises A. Melian and Ana Carolina Castro-Mejia.
Before moving to Benton, he graduated from Matheny School and Hospital in Peapack, N.J., in 2008.  Richard was a member of Northside Church of Christ in Benton and was loved by many. 

Wayne Dale Graddy

December 21, 2012

Wayne Dale Graddy, 85, of Benton passed away Saturday, Dec. 15.  He was born Dec. 14, 1927, in Morganton. 
Mr. Graddy served in the U.S. Army and was chief of the Springhill Fire Department for more than 20 years.  He was a carpenter and a member of the Highway Church of Christ in Benton. 
Mr. Graddy was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mattie Pearl Graddy; a brother, Ralph Graddy; and two sisters, Ruby Cullum and Laveda Haltom.

December 17th

Jillian Elora Elmore

December 17, 2012

Jillian Elora Elmore received her angel wings on Tuesday, Dec. 11. She was the longed for and loved daughter of Jason and Jaclyn Elmore of Benton.
She is also survived by her maternal grandparents, Russell and Vicki Roberts; and paternal grandparents, Don and Laura Elmore. Also remaining to cherish her memory are many special aunts, uncles and cousins.
A private graveside service honoring her brief life was held on Thursday, Dec. 13. A private visitation was held prior to the service. Jillian will forever and always be in our hearts.

Harvey Boyd 'Slick' Reeves

December 17, 2012

Harvey Boyd "Slick" Reeves, 80, of Benton passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Little Rock.  He was born March 2, 1932 in Humphrey, to the late Hazel and Melda Iona Moore.
Harvey’s greatest joy came from working.  He was involved in carpentry, construction, excavation and gardening. Most recently his best times were spent digging for the plumbers and working in the raised bed community garden. He always enjoyed hunting trips to Colorado, deer clubs all over Arkansas and a good ride on an unbroken horse.

Barbara Frances (Williams) Wilkins

December 17, 2012

Barbara Frances "Sissy" (Williams) Wilkins died Dec. 10, 2012, in Flower Mound, Texas.
Barbara was born Oct. 6, 1940, in Benton to Edward "Doc" Arlee Williams and Glennie Williams. She was a Jehovah's Witness.
Barbara was predeceased by her parents and her son, James Terry Williams.
She is survived by her sons, Michael Dean Carroll of Tioga, Texas, and Corwin Wilkins of Phoenix, Ariz.; and her daughter, Dana Griffin of Jonesboro.
No service is planned.
DeBerry Funeral Home in Denton, Texas, was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 294, Tioga, TX 76271.

December 14th

Harvey Boyd 'Slick' Reeves

December 14, 2012

Harvey Boyd "Slick" Reeves, 80, of Benton passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Little Rock.  He was born March 2, 1932 in Humphrey, to the late Hazel and Melda Iona Moore.
Harvey’s greatest joy came from working.  He was involved in carpentry, construction, excavation and gardening. Most recently his best times were spent digging for the plumbers and working in the raised bed community garden. He always enjoyed hunting trips to Colorado, deer clubs all over Arkansas and a good ride on an unbroken horse.

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