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Sharon Jayne Morrison

January 30, 2015

Sharon Jayne Morrison, 67, of Benton, passed away Jan. 28, 2015.
She is survived by her children, Kellie (David) Cook, Brian (April) Brown, and William (Brittney Webb) Brown; sister, Vickie Russell; grandchildren, Kody Harrison, Dylan Harrison, Taylor Brown and Keely Brown, all of Benton; niece, Tina Bohannon; and special dog, Diamond.
Graveside services will be 9 a.m, Saturday, Jan. 31 at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at Griffin Leggett Forest Hills.
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Christopher DeMario Brown

January 30, 2015

Christopher DeMario Brown, 24, of Arkadelphia, born to the Union of Regina and Lamar Brown on October 10, 1990 in Benton.  He lived the first 5 years of his life in Dallas, Texas and then the family moved back to Benton.  In 2013, he moved to Arkadelphia and remained there until his death.  He professed a belief in Jesus Christ and accepted him as his personal savior as a young child.  Christopher was baptized and joined the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev.

Maj. Robert "Bob" Gee Denman

January 29, 2015

Maj. Robert "Bob" Gee Denman, 86, of Little Rock and formerly Bryant, died Jan. 26, 2015.

Prentis Ralph Field Sr.

January 28, 2015

Prentis Ralph Field Sr., 77, of Benton, died Jan. 24, 2015.
He was born Jan. 24, 1937 in Reedsville, West Virginia, to the late Charles Ray and Goldie Field.
He was a United States Air Force veteran and an appliance repairman. He never met a stranger. He loved children, his family and life.
He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.

Marilyn Lucille Cox

January 28, 2015

A lifetime resident of Benton, and a proud and treasured member of the Benton High School class of 1961, Marilyn Lucille Cox left behind the struggles of a life of polio on Jan. 25, 2015.
Despite contracting polio in the second grade, Marilyn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway and earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Zachary Andrew Ratliff

January 26, 2015

Zachary Andrew Ratliff, age 30, of Benton passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.
He was born in Hot Springs on April 21, 1984, to Gene and Robin (George) Ratliff.
He loved coaching one of the 8-year-old Bryant All Star Baseball teams and his son's basketball team. He was very active in the activities of his children. He loved spending time with his family, especially his wife and children, who were the light of his life.

Jessie L. Hood

January 26, 2015

Jessie L. Hood, age 86, of Benton died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at his home. He was born Feb. 16, 1928 at Union Town, Arkansas.
He worked in the timber and logging industry.
Jessie retired at an early age and got to do the things he loved — fishing, hunting, camping, talking and telling stories of long ago to all of his grandkids, great-grandkids and anyone that would listen.
Jessie was preceded in death by his parents, John and Vesta Hood; one sister; and three brothers.

Mardella Taylor

January 26, 2015

Mardella Taylor, age 60, of Mabelvale, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. She was born Sept. 15, 1954 in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Ulmer and Betty (Youle) Armentrout.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Ethel May Kirby; and her father-in-law, Robert Taylor.
She enjoyed working as a waitress at El Chico, where she was employed for 16 years. She was of the Christian faith.

Bonnie Lee Ward

January 26, 2015

Bonnie Lee Ward, age 87, of Benton, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.  She was born Jan. 20, 1928 in Benton. 
Mrs. Ward was a retired telephone operator at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and a member of Wrights Chapel Baptist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Doc and Lois Scott; her husband, Boyd Ward; a daughter, Frances Cushing; and a brother, Clyde Scott.

Irene C. Marks

January 26, 2015

Irene C. Marks, 96, of Alexander flew into the arms of the angels on Jan. 23, 2015. 
She was born Nov. 20, 1918, in Cleburne County, living most of her younger years in the Good Springs Community.  She was a member of the Good Springs Missionary Baptist Church.
Irene was a homemaker. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis J. and Leota Cathey; her husband, Hubert H. Marks; a brother, Lloyd Cathey; and her sisters, Adell Dennis of Arizona and Odell of California.

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