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April 7th, 2014

Cletis Fortner

April 7, 2014

Cletis Fortner, age 79, of Benton, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014.  He was born Sept. 6, 1934, in Jonesboro, La. 
Mr. Fortner was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from AT&T after 30 years. 
He attended Gravel Hill Baptist Church and was a volunteer firefighter for the Crows Station Fire Department.
Mr. Fortner was preceded in death by his parents, Arley and Vivian Fortner; ta win brother, Cline Fortner; and two other brothers, Johnny and James Fortner.

Joseph Louis 'Joe' Benson

April 7, 2014

Joseph Louis "Joe" Benson, 66, of Fort Smith entered into rest on Friday, March 7, 2014, in Fort Smith. He was born July 24, 1947 in Heavener, Okla.
He is survived by four sisters, Jean Rankins of Houston, Texas, Betty Bird of Little Rock, Bessie Halpaine of Benton and Gloria Cochran of Little Rock; and two brothers, Kenneth Benson of Bearden and Gary Benson of Bearden.
A memorial service for Joe will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 7, at Lighthouse Church of Benton in Benton.
Lewis Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ann B. Johnson

April 7, 2014

Mrs. Ann B. Johnson, 73, of Salem, Ore., formerly of Benton, went to be with her heavenly Father on April 3, 2014.
Ann was born Sept. 28, 1940, and was a retired purchasing agent for the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.
She was a member of Capital Baptist Church in Salem. She loved playing cards and domino games with her husband, children, grandchildren and friends. She loved to read, especially espionage and mystery novels.

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