May 23rd, 2012
Bob Lee Asher, 68, of Benton died Sunday May 20, at his home. He was born April 22, 1944 in Cherokee City.
He was a retired lineman for Benton Utilities, where he worked for 28 years, and was a Baptist.
Bob grew up in the woods hauling pulpwood for the family business.Â With the knowledge he gained, he eventually built his own house over a period of 28 years.Â He loved his family and treasured spending time with his grandchildren.
Mary Lou Oâ€™Kelley Mangum, 95, of Haskell, passed away Saturday, May 19.Â
She was born Nov. 11, 1916, in the Shaw community.Â Mrs. Mangum was a member of Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.Â ,
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Florence Oâ€™Kelley; her husband, James Harvey Mangum; a son, J.C. Mangum; and a granddaughter, Mary Ann Mangum.
She is survived by four sons, Don, Jimmy, Bill and Wayne Mangum; a daughter, Patsy Bean; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Marilyn Jay Pritchard, 71, of Benton, passed away Saturday, May 19.Â She was born Jan/ 10, 1941, in Little Rock.
Mrs. Pritchard was a retired C.N.A.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Lois Bono; two brothers, Sonny Bono and Jiggs Bono; and a twin sister, Carolyn Rider.
She is survived by her husband, Elmer Pritchard; a son, Roger Pritchard and wife Terri; a daughter, Kimberly Wilson and husband Vernon; sister, Joyce Buffington all of Benton; five grandchildren, Roger Jr., Casey, Jonathan, Ariella and Nikki; one great-granddaughter, Elissa and her special companion, Denna.