February 14th, 2012
Dr. John D. Wright, was born Aug.15, 1925, in Saline County, and passed away at his home surrounded by loved ones in Benton on Feb. 10.
He served as a LtÂ J.G. in the U.S. Navy during World War II, during which time he eloped with Jeana Merle White on March 22, 1945.Â He went to college and medical school through the V-12 program and practiced medicine for more than 50 years.
He was active in the community and served many years on the Benton School Board. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday School for 56 years.
Cecil E. Rollon, 86, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Siloam Springs.Â
He was born Jan. 22, 1926, in Mena to the late Marvin and Mary Rollon.
Mr. Rollon retired as a superintendent from Owasso Furniture Co. He enjoyed reading, woodworking, and teaching Sunday School.Â He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Siloam Springs.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Alice Mae Rollon; one brother, Elmer Rollon; and his two sisters, Maxine Richmond and Eva Rollon.
Joe Rene Shores Golenor of Benton died Tuesday, Feb. 7, at home in the care of family and friends.Â She was born November 19, 1925 in Texarkana, Ark. to James and Velma Shores and spent most of her childhood in Monticello.Â Â