Barbara Crook Gray, 69, of Bauxite passed away at her home on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.Â She was born in Rison, on January 16, 1944. Barbara graduated from Rison High School and pursued her college education at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia.Â She was a high school English teacher and spent most of her career at McClellan High School, where she also taught Mythology, until she retired in 2011.Â She loved to read, especially mysteries, enjoyed gardening, and had an artistic flair.
Thomas Glen Bodkin, 25 of Benton, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. He was born January 22, 1988 of Benton.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Tom and Billie Bodkin.
He is survived by his son, Hunter Bodkin McDonald of Indiana, his parents; Tommy and Paula Bodkin of Benton, brother; Greg Bodkin of Benton, sister; Brittany Bodkin and her fiancĂ©, Trevor Harrison of Benton, nephew; Noah Harrison of Benton, grandparents; Paul and Glenda Stevens of Benton, Great grandmother; Bonnie Daniels of Oxley and a host of family and friends who loved him dearly.
Kimberly Renee Kimsey-Harness, 48, of Benton, was loved and admired by many people. She was the first daughter of Susan Kimsey-Hitchings and Sanford Lee Kimsey. She was born in Benton, on April 1, 1965. She spent her childhood in Hot Springs and Benton. Kim graduated from Benton High School in 1983. During high school, she was a member of the Benton High School Marching Band, where she played the clarinet and performed with the flagline. After high school, she lived in several cities in Arkansas and eventually settled in Conway, with her husband, Richard Harness.