June 8th, 2011
Donnell L. Coleman, 50, of Haskell died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Saline Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 21, 1960, in Plant City, Fla.Â
Mr. Coleman was of the Baptist faith.Â He had retired from Hilbilt Manufacturing Co. as a paint department supervisor and loved restoring antique automobiles.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Wiley Hale; an uncle, Otis Halel and his father-in-law, Allen Dodgen.Â
Warren B. âSkeetâ Johnson, age 72, of McRae, formerly of Benton, passed away June 4, 2011, at his home.Â He was born Oct. 20, 1938, in El Dorado, Ark.
Skeet was the owner and operator of a heavy-duty equipment and welding shop for 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Ruby Johnson; a brother, W.B. Johnson; two sisters, Juanita Brotherton and Betty Burnett; his wife, Edith Johnson; and a son, Jerry Johnson.
James Louis âGatorâ Gorum Jr., age 82, of Benton died Monday, June 6, 2011. He was born Jan. 19, 1929, in Midland, Texas. James was a self-employed construction worker. He was preceded in death by his parents, James L. and Annie Mae Graves Gorum, son, Richard Scott Dossey.
Survivors inlcude a son, Darl Gorum, Oklahoma; three daughters, Roseanna Seawright of Benton, Dana Seals of Oklahoma and Kim Chandler of Little Rock; a sister, Ginger Bouizines of Tennessee; nine grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
James lived a colorful live and never met a stranger.