January 24th, 2014
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.
Mary Mina Cupp Winkler, 74, of Collegeville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.Â
She was born April 14, 1939. in Little Rock.Â Mrs. Winkler was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Avilla and the Lutheran Women's Missionaary League..Â
She was preceded in death by her father, Odell Cupp; her mother, Jessie Brewer; her husband, Rudolf Carl Winkler; a brother, Kenneth Cupp; and a sister, Marie Pryor.
Jeffery Allen Gentry, 51, of Benton passed away on Jan. 20, 2014. He was born in Rochelle, Ill., on March 2, 1962. to the late Odale Gentry and Wanda Taylor Gentry.
Jeffery loved everything about cars. He spent many weekends driving race cars at the I-30 Racetrack, was an avid Nascar fan, and an excellent car mechanic. His family shared many good times watching the car races and traveling out of town.
Mary Alice Busby (Poe) Morris, 86, of Benton went to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 20, 2014, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born March 11, 1927, in Beach Grove.
She was the daughter of Melvin and Hettie Busby. Mary was retired, after being a self-employed beautician for 40 years. She was a member of Geyer Springs Church of Christ for 28 years and recently joined Highway Church of Christ in Benton. She enjoyed cruising, music, quilting and board games.
Loy Dale Nolen, 76, went to be with his Savior and Lord on Jan. 22, 2014. He died of natural causes after a prolonged and courageous battle against leukemia and lung cancer.
Mr. Nolen was born Feb. 17, 1937, in Danville. He served on the USS Randolph carrier as an aviation ordnance specialist during the Korean Conflict.
He was a retired iron worker from Arkansas Local 321.
Mr. Nolen has resided in Saline County for the last 62 years.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Canal A. and Susan Arizona Nolen.