Saline County Residents Obituaries Surnames A - L

Surname Given Name Born Died Age Newspaper Publishing date
Davis Mrs. W. S.   Oct 11, 1937 77 Benton Courier, Benton., AR Oct. 1937
Davis W. S.   Jun 13, 1939 83 Ark. Gazette, Little Rock, AR Wed. Jun. 14, 1939
Moore Arkie Williams     39 Benton Courier, Benton, AR May 3, 1917
Moore Arcie   Aug 17, 1926 21 Benton Courier, Benton, AR Aug 19, 1926

                               John T. Akins, Sr. 
John T. Akins Sr., 58, of Dumas, formerly of Bauxite, a retired postal employee,
died Monday. Akins was a member of the U.S. Navy Fleet Reserve, Branch 282.  

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Juanita J. Foiles Akins; three sons, John Thomas 
Akins Jr. of Sherwood, George Michael Akins of North Little Rock and Shawn L. 
Akins of Dumas; two brothers, Robert B. Akins of North Little Rock and Charles 
W. Akins of Jacksonville; a sister, Mrs. Henrie Mae McGraw of North Little 
Rock; and three grandchildren.  

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rest Hills Funeral Home by the Rev. 
Rick Erwin, Burial will be in Rest Hills cemetery.  Memorials may be made to 
the American Heart Association.  

The family will be at 106 Sherwood. 

                     Robert Buckley "Bob" Akins 

Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Sunday, June 11, 2000 

Robert B. Akins, 74, of North Little Rock died June 9, 2000. He was preceded 
in death by his parents, Henry and Lilly Belle Akins; brothers, Jack and 
Charles; and sister, Henrie Mae McGraw. 
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Dorothy Mae Ellis Akins; his twin 
daughters and their husbands, Linda Kay and Tom Reagan of Madison, Miss., 
and Brenda Mae and Hal Shults of Austin, Texas; and his five grandchildren, 
Michelle and Marc Reagan and B.J., Elizabeth, and John Curtis Shults.
Mr. Akins served with the 82nd Airborne Paratroopers in Europe during World 
War II and with the Army in the Korean War and became a member of the 
Disabled American Veterans. He retired after 40 years of service with 
Entergy/AP&L. He was a member of Levy United Methodist Church, serving on 
several committees and as a member of the Disciples Sunday School Class. He 
really enjoyed photography, traveling, working in his yard, and most of all 
playing with his grandkids. 

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 12, at Levy United Methodist 
Church with the Rev. Sam B. Williams Jr. and Dr. David W. Bush officiating. 
Entombment will be at Rest Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum. The  family will 
receive friend  from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Roller-Owens Funeral Home, 
5509 JFK, North Little Rock, 791-7400. Memorials may be make to the Levy 
United Methodist church. 

This article was published on Friday, March 8, 2002, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 

BRYANT -- Mrs. Okla Grace Allen, age 92, of Bryant died Wednesday in Little 
Rock. She was born on June 9, 1909 in Pope County. Mrs. Allen was a 
homemaker and a member of the Collegeville Nazarene Church. She was 
preceded in death by her parents, Earnest and Rose Oates, Husband, James 
Allen. Survivors, son, Earnest Buddy Allen, Hot Springs; daughters, 
Billie Williams and Juanita McClain both of Bryant; 11 grandchildren; 
13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Services will be 
2 p.m. Friday, at the Collegeville Nazarene Church, burial at Pinecrest 
Memorial Park. Minister will be Bro. Gary Don Fields.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 16 December 2002

BENTON — Lucille Chandler Alley, 80, of Benton, ordained 
Elder First Presbyterian Church, and retired secretary from Alcoa, 
died Dec.14, 2002. Private graveside services being held for family 
only. Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 
2002, at First Presbyterian Church of Benton by Ashby Funeral Home.
Survivors are her husband, Paul E. Alley; one daughter, Melinda 
McNutt of Dallas, Texas; one brother, Lester Chandler of Benton; 
and one sister, Dorothy Byrne of Cleveland, Ohio. Memorials may 
be made to First Presbyterian Church of Benton.

Arkansas Democrat - Gazette Saturday, July 10, 1999 Page 6B, Col. 3. BENTON- Harold Curtis Beaty of Benton died Thursday, July 8,1999, at the age of 79. He was born March 5, 1920, in Haskell, Ark. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1941-1945. He retired from Alcoa after 30 years. He was a member of Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Beaty and Mattie and John Funk, and his wife of 56 years, Lexie Edith. Survivors include two sisters, Irene Collins and Angie Westbrook, both of Haskell; one son and daughter-in-law, Dalton and Betty Beaty of Hot Springs; one granddaughter and spouse, Sherry and Bobby Robinson of Benton; three grandsons and spouses, Erik and Jennifer Beaty, Rob and Jeana Kelley and Jeff and Sherri Beaty, all of Benton; six grandchildren, Keeley Holder, Kyleigh Robinson, Garrett Beaty, Gunter Beaty, Meagan Kelley and Cole Keeley, all of Benton; and special friends, Brenda Nalley of Benton and Mildred Westbrook of Haskell. A funeral service, by Ashby Funeral Home, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Haskell with burial to follow at New Rosemont Cemetery. The Rev. Ben Palmer and the Rev. W.A. Dillard will officiate. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. ARKANSAS GAZETTE Feb.26, 1891 DEATH OF MOSES BLAND 1823 _ 1891
Moses Bland, an old and respected citizen of Owen Township, this county, died on Sunday at his home at the advanced age of 68 years. He had lived in Pulaski County for the last fifty years. The past twenty-two years he lived on the place in Owen Township, that was opened up by Col. Tom Fletcher, having bought the same when Col. Fletcher moved to this city. He had many friends in the county who will greatly regret to hear of his death. He had been a constant memer of the church for many years and his last request to his children was that they so live as to meet him in heaven. Submitted by Joyce Bland McCool > Brook (Saugey) Obit, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, This article was published on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 Pulaski County WILLIAM W. BROOK, 87, of Little Rock, died April 22, 2002. Born on Oct. 31, 1914, in St. Louis, Mo., he was the son of William W. and Bernice Brook. He graduated from high school in Alabama and also from the Chillicothe Business College in Missouri. Bill was a member of Mabelvale United Methodist Church. He was a retired senior engineering technician with the U.S. Corps of Engineers, an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and also enjoyed stamp collecting and leatherwork. His greatest enjoyment in life was being married to his wife of 54 years, Mary Louise Brook, and watching his children play sports. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, and is survived by his daughter, Susan Brook Eddy and her husband, Bruce, of Little Rock; his daughter, Terrie Brook Wilkerson and her husband, Kenny, of Little Rock; his son, W. Scott Brook, of Little Rock and four grandchildren, Brooke Wilkerson, Blake Wilkerson, Drew Wilkerson and Alexa Eddy, all of Little Rock. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 25, 2002, at 10 a.m. at Mabelvale United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Brizzi officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at Griffin Leggett-Forest Hills, 10200 Hwy. 5, Alexander, Ark. 72202. Pallbearers will be Bruce Eddy, Kenny Wilkerson, Blake Wilkerson, Drew Wilkerson, Chris Dunkum, Jan Dannaway, Steve Dannaway and Eddie Smith. Memorials may be made to Mabelvale United Methodist Church, 10500 Woodman St., Mabelvale, Ark. 72103. The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to their father's caregivers, Nikki Hayes and Anita Daniels, the HomeCare Professionals and the Visiting Nurses Association for the care and kindness shown their father during the last several years of his life. William W. Brook 1914 - 2002 William W. Brook, 87, of Little Rock, died April 22, 2002. Born on October 31, 1914, in St. Louis, Missouri, he was the son of William W. and Bernice Brook. He graduated from high school in Alabama and also from the Chillicothe Business College in Missouri. Bill was a member of Mabelvale United Methodist Church. He was a retired senior engineering technician with the U.S. Corp of Engineers, an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and also enjoyed stamp collecting and leatherwork. His greatest enjoyment in life was being married to his wife of 54 years, Mary Louise Brook, and watching his children play sports. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Mary and is survived by his daughter, Susan Brook Eddy and her husband, Bruce, of Little Rock; his daughter, Terrie Brook Wilkerson and her husband, Kenny, of Little Rock; his son, W. Scott Brook, of Little Rock and four grandchildren, Brooke Wilkerson, Blake Wilkerson, Drew Wilkerson and Alexa Eddy, all of Little Rock. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 25, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. at Mabelvale United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Brizzi officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6:00 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at Griffin Leggett - Forest Hills, 10200 Hwy 5, Alexander, AR 72202. Pallbearers will be Bruce Eddy, Kenny Wilkerson, Blake Wilkerson, Drew Wilkerson, Chris Dunkum, Jan Dannaway, Steve Dannaway and Eddie Smith. Memorials may be made to Mabelvale United Methodist Church, 10500 Woodman St., Mabelvale, AR 72103. The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to their father's caregivers, Nikki Hayes and Anita Daniels, the HomeCare Professionals and the Visiting Nurses Association for the care and kindness shown their father during the last several years of his life. To view and sign the Guest Book for William W. Brook. Paper and date unknown Mrs. Cahill Obituary
Mrs. Charles Cahill, age twenty-seven years, died Saturday evening June 2, 1923, at six o clock at the home of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. E. K. McNeil. Funeral services were held from the family home at two o clock Sunday Afternoon by Rev. W. T. Hamilton of Bryant. Burial was at Collegeville Cemetery. She is survived by her parents, a grandmother, three sisters and four brothers, all of Benton. Submitted by Pat Nance) BENTON — Iva Caldwell, of Benton, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at the age of 95. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at Atkinson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Oakridge Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home of Malvern. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette This article was published on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 BENTON -- David Walton Carter, 86, of Benton, Manager, then owner, of his beloved Western Auto Association store for 45 years, died Sunday, April 21, 2002, at his home. He was born Aug. 4, 1915, in Benton to the late David Joseph and Myrtle Rupp Carter. Mr. Carter was a member of the Benton Lions Club since March of 1946; his health prevented his attendance for three years. He attended First United Methodist Church for 72 years. Mr. Carter was preceded in death by one brother, William (Bill) Carter. Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-one years, Sybol Cain Carter; two brothers, Dan and his wife, Toby, Ted and his wife, Sylvia; three sisters, Dorris Carter, Peggy Carter and Patsy and husband, Joe Ioup; nephews, Teddye, David, Billy, Dan Carter and Joe Carter Ioup; nieces, Anna Mary Carter, P. J. Reed, Dottie Lobbs and Jeannie Long. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ashby Funeral Home with burial at Old Rosemont Cemetery. The minister will be Rev. Victor Green. Visitation will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday April 23, 2002 at Ashby Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer Association, 10411 W. Markham St. Little Rock, Ark. 72005-1409; Benton Lions Club or the First United Methodist Church Building Fund. Mrs. Sarah Margaret CLOUD 1865 - 1950 Sarah Margaret CLOUD date of death March 25, 1950. "Mrs. Sarah Margaret CLOUD, Aunt Mag or Grandma Cloud as she was called by most of us who knew and loved her, was born Feb. 23, 1865, in East Tennessee (Monroe County) and came to Arkansas at an early age with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Davis, who settled some four or five miles west of Benton, in which is now know as the Mount View community. She was married at the age of eighteen years to Tilman Howard CLOUD, who departed this life twenty-two years ago at the age of sixty-three. To this union were born twelve children, seven of who survive, four girls and three boys: Mrs. Ella WATTS and Mrs. Anna REED of Benton. Mrs. Ollie Haley of Memphis, Tenn., Mrs. Ora YARBROUGH of Benton; Henry, Tilford and Lilburn CLOUD, all of Benton; one sister, Mrs. Emma WATTS of Malvern; one brother, Charles D. DAVIS, Benton. Aunt Mag was eighty-five years, one month and one day old. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and a true devoted Christian, having accepted Christ at an early age. She lived a useful Christian life for herself, her family and community. I always loved to visit Aunt Mag. One of my earliest recollections is visiting her with my grandparents. She was always the same any day of the week, for she lived her Christian life daily. One of her last words to me was "I'm ready to go home to heaven; I'm tired of this place," so I feel we should rejoice instead of weep, for I can see her now in the arms of Jesus where I hope to meet her one of these days. She brought up a well-respected and useful family. She lived a good life, she fought a good fight and lived a good life; she kept the true faith, so why grieve over one who has exchanged the old cross for a crown. I know it's only nature for the children to grieve for her for they have given up one of the greatest true and Christian mothers who ever lived, but I'll say, just look up and believe as she did and it won't be but short time until you will be with mother, never to part again. And let me say to the grandchildren, you proved by your actions that Aunt Mag was a devoted, Christian grandmother. Ill never forget the kindness shown to Aunt Mag by her grandchildren; also the friends who so graciously offered their assistance. Grandma CLOUD will live long in the memory of her relatives and friends. My hope is that I may partially live the good life of Mother CLOUD . I know that I can't live the full life as she did, and I would like to, through these few lines, extend my heartfelt sympathy to her children, grandchildren and friends. A precious one from us is gone A voice we loved is stilled, A place is vacant in our home Which never can be filled. Written by her niece, Mrs. Sid Shelnut, 324 Second street, Benton." This is as it appeared in the Benton Courier a few days after March 25, 1950. Ray Wright Shreveport Times On-Line "" Published on 06/05/2001 Obituary of Anna Mae SAUGEY COBB Daughter of Henry SAUGEY and Ethel CORBIN Granddaughter of John Louis SAUGEY and Marie TERRIER TULSA, OK - Graveside services for Mrs. Anna Mae Cobb, 83, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2001 at Forest Park Cemetery. Officiating will be Dr. Pat Day, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Shreveport, LA. Mrs. Cobb, a beloved mother and homemaker, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2001 at Southcrest Hospital, Tulsa, OK. She was a native of Alexander, Arkansas, was a former resident of Shreveport, Louisiana, and was a resident of Tulsa, Oklahoma since 1990. Mrs. Cobb was a member of First United Methodist Church of Shreveport, LA. She was preceded in death by her husband, James John Cobb. Survivors include two sons, Richard Henry Cobb of Tulsa, OK and James Larry Cobb of Denham Springs, LA; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Rose-Neath Funeral Home Marshall St. Chapel, 222-0348 Date: 7/10/2001 Pulaski County VIRGINIA "McClain" COFFMAN, 71, of Little Rock, born in Little Rock on December 14, 1929, the daughter of Leslie and Minnie "Dunlap" McClain went to be with the Lord on July 8, 2001. Her husband Cleamo Coffman preceded her in death. Virginia was one of the founding members of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ of North Little Rock. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Cathy Coffman of North Little Rock; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and James White of Little Rock; two granddaughters, Leslie and Arlie Coffman of North Little Rock; one brother, Horris McClain of Alexander, Ark.; one sister, Jessie Atkinson of Little Rock. Memorials may be made to Apostolic Church Building Fund, 4314 Landers Road, North Little Rock, 72117; or First Pentecostal Church Building Fund. Going Home Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday July 11, 2001 at the First Pentecostal Church, 1401 Calvary, North Little Rock, with Rev Stephen Drury and Rev. J.N. Holmes officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main Street, 758-1170 This article was published on Sunday, March 3, 2002, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette GUSSIE M. COX, 80, of Little Rock passed away Saturday, March 2, 2002. She was born Dec. 18, 1921, to Tom and Lillian Farr in Hodges, Ala. Before their marriage, Otis Cox would ride his mule three miles to see Gussie. He tied the mule to a pole and it would walk circles around the pole until the date was over, and before they were married, the mule had walked a 6-inch hole in the ground waiting for Otis. Gussie and Otis picked cotton to earn enough money for a train ride to honeymoon with kinfolks in Bauxite, Ark., and their honeymoon dinner consisted of only bananas. Gussie and Otis were married 64 years. She was a loving wife and mother, and a member of the Baseline Missionary Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Linda Cox Gray; a brother, Milford Farr; and a sister, Ovie Lee Rowe, Gussie is survived by her husband of 64 years, Otis Cox; two daughters, Alice King of Mississippi and Sue Cox of West Helena, Ark.; two sisters, Jewell Sullivan of Mayflower and Gertrude Garner of Huntsville, Ala.; two brothers, Haston Farr of Fullerton, Calif., and Archie Farr of Philadelphia, Pa.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, including Jimmy Rowe, who was also her caregiver. A gathering in remembrance of Gussie M. Cox will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth, with Brother R.W. "Buddy" Keese officiating. Burial will follow at Carlisle Cemetery in Carlisle, Ark. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Visit to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Custom Funerals & Cremations, 5800 W. 12th, Little Rock, 661-9111. MALVERN DAILY RECORD Malvern, Hot Springs County,Arkansas Aug 27, 1997 RAY "SHORTY" DAVIDSON Ray "Shorty" Davidson, 88, of Benton died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at his home. He was born July 17, 1909, at Brown Springs, to the late Henry and Gussie Hixon Davidson. He was a heavy equipment operator for the International Paper Co., and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Annie Davidson of Benton; one son, James Davidson of Traskwood; three daughters, Alta Gifford of Little Rock, LaNell Davis of Benton and Sue Yarbero of Traskwood; four sisters, Ora Tugwell of Little Rock, Eunice Gray of Brown Springs, Maxine Lequieu of Collegeville and Edna Marie Jameson of Camden; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m., in the chapel of Atkinson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery, Leola, under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Gifford, Michael Gifford, Donald Davis, Ronald Davis, Randy Davidson and Winston Davidson. Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 28, 7-9 p.m., at the funeral home. JAMES FLEMING FAGAN Arkansas Gazette Sat. 2 Sep 1893 Gen. James F. Fagan, one of the best known ex-Confederate Generals In Arkansas, died last evening after a brief illness, surrounded by the members of his family. Gen Fagan has many friends throughout the South who will be sadly grieved when they learn that he has answered the last roll call. During the war he was regarded as an admirable soldier who never shirked his duty no matter how hazardous the undertaking which he was called to engage in. As a citizen he was an upright and honorable gentleman, always genial, an excellent companion, who always had a good word for everybody, and was always ready to forgive and forget any injury he suffers at the hand of others. He had many very warm and dear friends and the announcement of his death will be a sad blow to all of them. (Submitted by Leon Rowland Moore) Mrs. James Fagan Mrs. James Fagan, 80 formerly of Little Rock, died Thursday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Allen Martin, Denver, Col. She is survived by three other daughters, Mrs. O. D. Watson of Newport and Mrs. Henry Bridgeman and Mrs. George Richmond, of San Jose, Cal.; a son, Randall Fagan of Oakland, Cal., and a greanddaughter, Mrs. O. O. Scharnberg of Boston. She was a member of the Episcopal church. She was Miss Elizabetha Rapley, member of a pioneer family in Little Rock. The body will arrive here at 10:35 p. m. Sunday and will be removed to the parlors of R. F. Drummpnd & Co. pending funeral arrangements.( Submitted by Leon Rowland Moore) Robert J Fowler The Benton Courier, Tuesday, June 29, 1999, page 2, Col. 1-3 Robert J. Fowler of Benton died Monday, June 28, 1999. He was 73. He was born April 8, 1926. He was a member of Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church and was employed in safety service at Reynolds Metals Co., where he retired. He was preceded in death by one brother, Olen Fowler; one sister, Christine Hines; and one grandson, Patrick Fowler. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Treba Fowler; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Pam Fowler of Benton; one daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Douglas Thompson; one brother, Doyle Fowler of Benton; one sister, Maxine Hines of Benton; one granddaughter, Donna Riffe; and one great-grandson, Tyler Riffe of Bristol, Texas. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Weigel officiating. Burial will follow at Mt.. Harmony Cemetery. Visitation is set from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Ashby Funeral Home. Gaiser, Anna May Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Monday, March 25, 2002; p. 4B, c. 2 Arkansas ALEXANDER -- Anna May Gaiser, 89, of Alexander, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2002. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Alexander. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Gaiser. Mrs. Gaiser is survived by two sons, Bernie Gaiser and his wife, Carole, of Alexander, Vernon Gaiser of Alexander; one sister, Lela Bryant of Alexander; five grandchildren, Lisa Huie, Melissa Jones, Neil, Wayne and Scott Gaiser; six great-grandchildren, Lacey Hudson, Keeley, Kaitlin and Koltin Gaiser; Spencer and Madison Jones. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ashby Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Ken Burton officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gary Winkler, Charles Winkler, Greg Huie, Don Jones, Don Thompson and Larry Billing. Visitation will be Monday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care Foundation. Benton Courier August 21, 1919.

Mr. & Mrs. Garner On August 4th, the death angel took from our midst Mrs. Nellie Garner. She was at Little Rock in a hospital where she had an operation. She has been almost an invalid the past seven years. It was hard to give her up, but the Lord knew her and called her from this sinful world. Nellie was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Carey James of Alum. She leaves to mourn her loss, a _____mother, three brothers and _____sisters. So dear ones, don't grieve for she said she was not afraid to die. Remember she is not suffering now. On August 7th, the icy hand of death was laid on her husband, Smithy Garner, who had been ailing for four years. It was hard to let them go. He leaves a mother, Mrs. Mary Garner, and two children who mourn for a face that they will not see on earth again. So, dear relatives, do not weep, but think how much better off they are than we. Nellie was laid to rest in the Evans Cemetery by her brothers and ____ father and Smithy was laid to rest in the Gravel Hill Cemetery by the side of his first wife. (Submitted by Carole Mayfield) From the Benton Courier, March 19, 1914, page 7: DEATH OF L. W. HACKETT L. W. Hackett, formerly of Benton, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. A. Westbrook, near Stonewall, Okla, on Thursday of last week. The body was brought to Benton Sunday and funeral services were held at Rosemont cemetery, conducted by the Rev. W. R. McEwen. Two of Mr. Hackett's daughters, Mrs. J. F. Thompson and Miss Cal Hackett, reside in Benton. Mr. Hackett was a Union veteran and many years ago was Benton's postmaster. Tombstone inscription: Hackett, Sgt. Leaven W. Co. E. 2 NC Inf. CSA Suzanne Russell Obituary of DAVID MILTON HARRISON HARRISON: David M. Harrison was born in Murry County (Maury Co.) Tennessee, December 24, 1820, professed religion and joined the Methodist Church when a young man; moved to Arkansas in 1860, and lived an exemplary Christian life until the day of his death, which occurred December 29, 1897, aged 77 years and five days. The writer never had the pleasure of meeting this good man while living in the flesh, but only after he was summoned to conduct his burial service at the Low Freight (L'Eau Frais) Cemetery, where we laid his body to rest until the resurrection morning. His burial was attended by a large concourse of people and of weeping sons and daughters. In the death of Uncle Davie, as he was familiarly called, the church has lost a good man, a loyal Methodist, and affectionate father and a law-abiding citizen. His house was the weary itinerant's home. He will doubtless be remembered by many of them. Everybody that knew him speaks in highest praise of him as a true Christian gentleman. A Methodist of the old type, full of faith and the Holy Ghost, always in his place at the house of God. He was well informed in regard to the rules and customs of the Methodist Church. We have been told he, and his wife, who predeceased him to the better world, would ride on horseback eight or ten miles to a protracted meeting, and back home the same night which was an evidence that he loved the cause of his Master. Always willing and ready to sacrifice for the good of the church and the salvation of souls. But Uncle Davie is no more of this world, but successfully fought the battles of life by the grace of God, with which grace be conquered the enemy an gained the victory and received the prize, and will forever enjoy the privileges and blessings of the Church Triumphant. May the same grace sustain his surviving relatives, sons and daughters. J. J. Menefee, Lono, Ark. (Copies by Brenda J. Johnson-Escoto, from the 'Arkansas Methodist' paper, page 15. In the top, far left of the page is '1893'. I don't know if that is the date of the paper as David died four years later? Benton Courier June 7, 1923 Page 1
James R. Harrison Obituary
James R. Harrison aged 79 years died at the home of his son, Mathew Harrison Tuesday. Mr. Harrison was born in Tennessee, where he lived until 1857, when the family moved to Arkansas. He is survived by four sons and three daughters. Funeral services were conducted at the home of his son in north Benton at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday June 6, 1923, by Rev. Francis N. Brewer and Rev. W. T. Hamilton of Bryant. Burial was in Bryant cemetery. (Submitter by Pat Nance) Obituary of MARY LOUISA SESSER-HARRISON Mrs. Mary Louisa Harrison, wife of J. R. Harrison, died at the family home near Mt. Carmel on Friday, March 24, 1922. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. A. Johnston, of the Bryant Methodist circuit. Burial was at the Bryant cemetery. A large number of sorrowing relatives and friends being present to pay a last tribute of respect to one beloved by all who knew her. She is survived by her aged husband, four sons and three daughters, as follows: Chas. A., D. M., C. R., and Jewell Harrison, and Mrs. G. G. McClain, of Sweet Home: Mrs. C. L. Bass, of Bryant. and Mrs. Sam Harrison, of Kedrod(Kedroit?). Card of Thanks We wish to express our heartfelt thank and appreciation to those who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our dear wife and mother. We are also thankful fro floral offerings. Mrs. Sam. W. Harrison Jas. R. Harrison Chas. A. Harrison D. M. Harrison Jewell Harrison Mrs. G. G. McClain Mrs. C. L. Bass [Copied exactly by Brenda J. Johnson-Escoto, from the 'Benton Courier' dated March 30, 1922. It appears to be front page.] Christine Hines The Benton Courier Monday, March 1, 1999, page 2, col. 5, 6. Christine Hines of Bauxite died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999. She was 75. She was preceded in death by one brother, Olen Fowler. Survivors include her husband, Herman Hines of Bauxite; a daughter, Patricia Garner of Benton; three sons, Franklin Hines of Taylor, Texas, Kenneth Hines of Benton and Donald Hines of Maricopa, Ariz.; one sister, Maxine Hines of Benton; two brothers, Robert Fowler and Doyle Fowler of Benton; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roller Ballard Funeral Home with the Rev. Vance Nutt and Melvin Burris officiating. Burial will follow at Moore Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Saline Memorial Hospital hospice program. John David Hines John David "J.D." Hines died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999. He was 79. Hines was born May 19,1919, in Bauxite to Will and Maudie Hines. He married Elizabeth Maxine Fowler Dec. 24,1942. He worked at Alcoa for 18 years and then worked for 26 years for the Bauxite School District. He had a lifelong love of sports and fishing and in later life became an avid gardener. He was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church and a World World 11 Army veteran. He was preceded in death by an infant son; and another son, Billy D. Hines. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Maxine Hines; two sons, Gerald L. Hines. and his wife, Veneta, and T Max Hines, and his wife, Linda, all of Benton; five grandchildren, Thresa L. Hines of Cave Springs Stephannie Baugman, Eric Hines, Amanda Hines, and Kylee Homan, all of Benton; four brothers, Clarence Hines, Herman Hines and Jimmy Hines, all of Bauxite, and Roy Eugene Hines of Buckville; a sister, Darla Duncan of Bauxite; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral was held at 10 a.m. today at Ashby Funeral Home. Burial followed at Pinecrest Memorial Park. The Rev. Jimmy Scott and Bob Weigel officiated. Wayne Fowler, Tommy Hines, Dan Smith, Gary Fowler, Robert Dale Garner, Bobby Garner, Jay Duncan, Paul Hines and Ricky Hines served as pallbearers. The Arkansas Gazette Little Rock, Arkansas Jul 25 1960 A. G. Hockersmith Jr., Of Benton, Dies at 38 Benton, July 24.-A. G. Hockersmith Jr., aged 38, died Sunday afternoon after a heart attack on the Benton Golf Course. Mr. Hockersmith was a lifelong resident of Benton and a graduate of Benton publics schools. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of First Methodist Church. He had been a city alderman here for a number of years. For a number of years he was employed by the Arkansas Louisiana Gas Company and at the time of his death was office manager and co-owner of the Benton Plumbing Company. He was a former district manager of the Metropolitan Insurance Company. He was a member of the Benton Lions Club. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Martha Jean Hathcoat Hockersmith; two sons, Mike and Tim Hockersmith of Benton; a daughter, Joyce Hockersmith of Benton; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Hockersmith of Benton, and a brother, James Lee Hockersmith of Texas. Funeral plans will be announced by Ashby Funeral Service of Benton. This article was published on Sunday, March 3, 2002, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette BENTON -- William W. Hollinger, age 77, of Benton, died Saturday, March 2, 2002. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Donna Hollinger of Alexander; one daughter and son-in-law, Teena Hollinger Campbell and Pat Campbell of Benton; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Beatrice Alexander of Benton. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Corine Bennings Hollinger. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2002, in the chapel of Roller-Ballard Funeral Home, 315-4047, by Bros. Jim Harrell and Kim Hammer. Burial will follow at Philadelphia Cemetery in Prattsville. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. today, March 3, 2002, at the funeral home The Benton courier Sunday, February 21, 1999 page 3A, col. 3-3 Ruth Eva "Feacy" Hunt. Kincheloe Ruth Eva "Feacy" Hunt Kincheloe of Benton died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999. She was 88. Kincheloe was born Sep. 22, 1910 in Paron to W. O. and Elizabeth Willis Hunt. She was also a member of Harmony Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, R. G. Kincheloe. Survivors include her sister in-law, Sue Hunt of Benton and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Martindale Cemetery by Harris Funeral Home in Perryville. Pallbearers will be Doyle Hunt, James Hunt, Darrell Hunt, Danny Rickard, and Calvin Robinson. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Wednesday, March 6, 2002, Page 6B, c. 4 Obituaries Pulaski County, elsewhere in Arkansas, out of state. DOYLE LEE KESTERSON, age 46, of Mabelvale went to be with the Lord Monday, March 4, 2002. Doyle was an extra ordinary loving son to his family and to his many friends. He is survived by his parents, William and Marian Kesterson; two brothers, James and Mike; also three nieces; and one nephew; and a host of other relatives and friends. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2002, at East End Assembly of God Church with Reverend Sam Bates officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Drummond Southwest (455-5800). In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Family Clinic, UAMS, 521 South Elm Street, Little Rock, Ark. 72205. ALBERT S. LANDERS Albert Sidney Landers was born Sept. 17, 1877, at Sweetwater, Tenn.; died Jan. 31, 1939, at Blossom, Texas, age sixty -one years, four months and fourteen days. When a small child, with his parents he moved to Saline county, Arkansas. At the age of twenty years Dec. 12, 1897, he was married to Arizona E. Burks. To this union were born five children. All survive except one, who died in infancy. Survivors are his wife, Arizona E. Landers; sons Lilburn, Roy and Ernest Landers; daughter, Mrs. Dan Hammons; twenty?two grandchildren; two brothers, A. L. Landers of Paris, Texas, and Jesse S. Landers of Comanche, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Quantz of Haskell, Ark., and Mrs. Lillie Parks, Searcy, Ark. On Sept. 10, 1919, he, with his family, moved to Lamar county, Texas, near Blossom, and made his home there until his death. At the age of seventeen he joined the Methodist church, taking an active part in the church work, such as steward, superintendent and teacher,, also constant Bible reader. Written by his sister, Mrs. Sarah Quantz, Haskell, Ark. John J. Landers John J. Landers aged sixty- eight years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Leslie Power, in Phoenix, Arizona, Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Landers was one of our best known citizens but had been in ill health for a number of years. He was identified with the business and civic life of Benton for a number of years and was numbered with the most highly respected citizens. Years ago, together with his brother, A. T. Landers he was engaged in the furniture and undertaking business, selling out to the Benton Furniture and Undertaking Co., and taking a position as funeral director, remaining with the firm several years. He is survived by Mrs. Landers, two sons, William and Virgil, of Benton, and one daughter, Mrs. Leslie Power, Phoenix, Arizona; four brothers, A. T., A. S., S. R. and J. S. and three sisters, Mrs. H. T. Quantz, of Haskell; Mrs. N. W. Beaty, Benton, and Mrs. Leslie Parks, Searcy. The body will be brought home for burial. Announcement of funeral arrangement later. Unknown Texas Newspaper 1978 R. L. (Roy) Landers R. L. (Roy) Landers of Gervais, Ore., a former resident of this area, died Saturday in Salem Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were to be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Howells and Edwards Funeral Chapel in Salem, Ore. Interment was to be in City View Cemetery in Salem. Mr. Landers was born Sept. 10, 1904 in Benton, Ark. He moved to this area when young with his parents, Albert Landers and Zonie Burks Landers. He was a member of Capital Baptist Church in Salem. Survivors include his wife, Francis Whitlock Landers; three sons. R. L. Landers of Mineral Wells, Kenneth Landers of Grevais, Ore., and Roger Landers of Grants Pass, Ore.; six daughters, Floma Hargus, Katherine Sanderson, and Evelyn Meeks, all of Salem. Janelle Sorrette of Jackson, Miss., Orlean Osburn of Altus, Okla., and Barbara Curths of Albany, Ore.; 20 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren This article was published on Tuesday, March 5, 2002, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette BENTON -- Mrs. Clemmie Evelyn Lenz, age 86, of Benton died Sunday, March 3, 2002. She was born on Feb. 6, 1916, in Benton. Mrs. Lenz was a homemaker and a Methodist. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Lenz, and a son, Howard. Survivors daughter and son-in-law, Georgia Ann and Milan Allison, Benton; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Ashby Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Forest Hills Cemetery. Minister will be Rev. David Moseley. Family will have visitation at 3344 Quail Lane in Benton. Mrs. Violet V. Maynard Mrs. Violet Victoria Maynard, aged 58, of Benton died Monday (July 23, 1973 in Benton). She was an employe(e) of Kelley's Quality Fabrics and a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Ralph Maynard; a daughter, Mrs. Bobby J. Hendrix of Benton; a brother, Elmer Mason of Benton; two sisters, Mrs. Lorean Wilmon of Benton and Mrs. Elba E. Donnor of Texas; and two grandchildren. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ashby Funeral Chapel with Dr. Bernes K. Selph and Dr. Ed Hollenbeck officiating. Burial will be at Rosemont Cemetery. Saline County Baptist Convention Bulletin (Date Unknown) Elder C. F. Moore Elder C. F. Moore was born in Franklin County, Tennessee, January 1, 1825. He married Miss Sarah Freeman, and moved to Saline County, Arkansas in 1847; his wife dies in 1881; on arch 3, 1862, he married Miss Eunice Emeline Blackwell, soon after this marriage he enlisted in the Confederate service; he was wounded and taken prisoner of war; while a prisoner at Alton, Ill., in 1865, he professed faith in Christ; he was exchanged, returned home, and in 1866 joined the Church of Christ at Fair Play; he was baptized by Elder John Y. Lindsey, and soon after he was licensed to preach; on February 21, 1869, he was ordained, the presbytery consisted of Elder R. M. Thrasher, and John C. Henderson; he was uneducated, yet he never failed to declare the truths of the gospel as it is in Christ our Lord; choosing rather to suffer persecutions than to deny the faith once delivered to the saints; he always endeavored to strengthen the brethren in the Lord and warning the sinners to flee the wrath to come. Such was his last sermon. He died at his home, in Saline County, Arkansas, on the 11 day of September, A. d., 1889. 'Blessed are they that die in the Lord.' (Submitted by Leon R. Moore) J. D. Pelton James Pelton, an old and respected citizen, who has made his home north of Benton for many years, died quite suddenly at the home of Mrs. M. J. Wills last Friday at noon. Mr. Pelton was on his way carrying the Paron route mail when stricken. When he got to the Wills home he was speechless and passed away within an hour of being taken into the house. Funeral services were held at the family home in Benton Saturday afternoon, a large number of friends of the family being in attendance to pay a last tribute of respect to one whom all respected. Services were conducted by Rev. W. A. Steel, pastor of the Benton Methodist church. Burial was at Rosemont Cemetery. Mr. Pelton is survived by his wife and five children: Oscar, Misses Angie and Belle Pelton, Mrs. Frank Shoppach, and Mrs. Harvey Wright. John Orville Reed Funeral services set for Reed The community leader died Thursday at the age of 91 after being struck by a car. COURIER Staff John Orville Reed died at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999. He was 91. Funeral Services will be at First Baptist Church in Benton at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 1999. The services will be conducted by the Rev. Rick Grant. Graveside services will be at Mount Olive Cemetery in Saline County Pallbearers will be all 10 of his grandsons. Reed was the fourth of eight children born to Hubble and Mae Reed, May 25, 1907 in Butterfield, Mo. He came to Arkansas with his family when he was a small boy. They traveled in a horse drawn covered wagon and settled in the Saline County community of Mount Olive. He grew up there on a small farm and learned farming skills and a work ethic. It was in this small community that he met Nellie Boyce Chambers who became his wife. He and Boyce were married May 24, 1933, and enjoyed 62 years together before her death on Oct. 24, 1995. Reed became a Christian after he was married in 1933. The Baptist Church was the center of many of his activities where he taught Sunday school classes, sang in the choir, served as a deacon and visited new prospects. He also made time for many other organizations including: Masons, Eastern Star, school board, Gideons, Lions Club, Chamber Commerce and the Mt. Olive Cemetery Board. John was valedictorian of his Bauxite High School Class in 1927. He continued his education at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where he earned a mathematics degree in 1938, graduating with honors. He spent several years before and after graduating from the University teaching school in one?room schools in Saline County. In 1943, he began a 32 year career with Alcoa Mining Company. He moved his family to Bauxite and held a variety of positions with the company including: mining engineer, reforestation supervisor, land procurement and property manager. He and Boyce were one of the last families to move away from Bauxite when Alcoa closed its housing facilities at Bauxite. They moved to Benton where he lived for the remainder of his life. He shared his lifelong passion for learning and teaching with his children, grandchildren, great?grandchildren, and others with whom he came in contact. He is preceded in death by one grandson, Carl Reed. He is survived by one sister, Sylvia Bigbee of Okeechobee, Fl; five children and their spouses, Pauline Reed Bethel and her husband Jim of Benton, Helen Reed Scott and her husband Norman of Little Rock, Dan Reed and his wife Judy of Little Rock, Glen Reed and his wife Carolyn of Little Rock, and Carleta Reed Lambert and her husband Bob of Springdale; twelve grandchildren and their spouses, Ted Bethel of Benton, Claudette Bethel Ripley and her husband Randy of Little Rock, John Bethel and his wife Renee of Benton, Justin Bethel and his wife Tammy of Marion, Angela Scott Johnson and her husband Randy of Ft. Worth, Texas, Cindy Scott?Huisman and her husband Clarke of Little Rock, Jason Reed and his wife Karen of Dallas, Texas, Kimberly Reed-Reynolds and her husband Tom of Ft. Smith, Kathy Reed of Atlanta, J.R. Reed of Fayetteville, Sarah Boyce Lambert and Rot Lambert of Springdale; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at RollerBallard Funeral Home from 2-4 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 211 South Market, Benton, AR. Mariposa Gazette, September 11, 1915 Mrs. Susan Mary Rowland PIONEER WOMAN IS BURIED AT CATHEY'S VALLEY The remains of Mrs. Susan Mary Rowland, a Merced and Mariposa pioneer, who died in Berkeley last Saturday, were taken to Cathey's Valley yesterday morning for burial. Rev. John Kenney of Mariposa, pastor of the M. E. Church, of which the deceased was a lifelong member, officiated at the services. Mrs. Susan M. Rowland was born in Lawrence County, Arkansas, November 15, 1835; married James H. Rowland, October, 1850 [in Saline county, Arkansas]; came to California in 1852, eight months on the way; went to Kings River, Fresno County, in 1865. Her husband died there in 1871. Eight children were born to them, of whom six are living, as follows: Lloyd H., Charles G., James W., Mary L. Egenhoff, Eleanor and William A. There are nineteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grand children, all in California. Mrs. Rowland returned to Mariposa County in 1873 and lived there until 1895. Since then she has resided with her daughter, Mrs. M. L. Egenhoff, in Ventura county, Oakland and different sections of the San Joaquin Valley, coming to Merced from Madera in March of the present year. Her life was long and active.-- Merced Sun, Sept 6. The Benton Courier; November 29, 1917; Page 1, Column 5 RUSSELL: Sarah Ann. The Mt. Carmel Chuch, Alexander circuit, is bereaved in the death of Sister Russell, wife of our brother, Alexander Russell, of Saline County. With her father, Mr. Nelson, she came to our State from North Carolina, in 1829; married August 25, 1860; was converted first Sunday in October, 1849, at the old Scott camp-ground, where hundreds, perhaps have entered into spiritual life. She, with her husband, united with the church in October, 1850. Had she lived another year they would have reached their fiftieth wedding day, to which they looked with great pleasure. But alas! for human expectations! On the 25th inst. she was called to the "marriage supper of the Lamb." She was a good woman. Her Christian character was well developed. Her convictions were deep and abiding. Her life was an even spun thread. She was a woman of deep religious feeling, yet she was master of herself and "ruled her own spirit." Her home from the beginning of her housekeeping has been the resting place for ministers. Many a weary itinerant has sat at the table spread by her hands and reposed in her bed chambers. We shall hear her Christian greeting no more on earth, but we shall meet again. On Saturday, the 25th, a large concourse of neighbors and sympathizing friends met at the church where the funeral service was conducted by the writer, assisted by her pastor, Bro. Baird, and her near neighbor Bro. Cline, who was with the family when she passed away and who closed her eyes when the end came. Bro. Russell and his sons, all married, are on the way to join the wife and mother, and are feeling all the pangs of an earthly bereavement, but are submissive and would not have it otherwise, and are saying in their hearts and by their conduct,"Not my will, but Thine be done." "Welcome, then, hope-chastened sorrow, Soon the night will pass away; We shall meet in joy tomorrow, Though we part in tears to-day." ANDREW HUNTER John Alexander Russell
John Alexander Russell was born in Saline County, Arkansas, September 21, 1863, and died of smallpox March 18, 1895, at Ottowa, Kansas, whither he had gone on an extended business trip from Beebe, Arkansas, his place of residence. He was twice married; first to Anna Cameron in February, 1885, by whom he had one child. His first wife died the 25th of December following. He married his second wife, Miss Jennie MeFadden, January 16, 1888, who survive(s) him with four children. He loved his family and cared well for them. His children he dedicated to the Lord in their infancy. May God bless and save the little fatherless children and their weeping, widowed mother. John A. Russell was baptized in infancy and trained by a Christian father and mother to love and honor God. In his earliest childhood, he exhibited a devout spirit and a Godly fear. At the age of 10 he was converted and united with the M. E. Church, South. He was a model Christian. When but a boy of 17, he was chosen supt...his Sabbath school, and served with universal acceptability. In the church, his influence was very strong, he was among the "children of light", loved and honored, not only by his brethren, but by all who knew him, for his devout and consistent life. He was preeminently a success as late supt. of our Sabbath school. His gentle manner, sweet disposition, and sympathetic spirit endeared him to every member. He was also a member of the board of stewards, and in the faithful discharge of his official duties, he had few equals. Like the good Samaritan, he was a neighbor to the needy--feeding the hungry, and ministering to the sick. He was never "weary in well doing". Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter thou in to the joy of the Lord. Arkansas Democrat, Friday, January 5, 1990, page 8B. Col 5 Benton Havis Fred Sheridan, 84, of Benton, retired from Center Plant, Reunolds Metals, died Thursday. Sheridan was a member of Highland Heights Baptist Church. Family visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ashby Funeral Home by Bro. Bob Stucky. Burial will be in Moount Olive Cemetery. Survivors are His wife, Thelma Sheridan; two sons, Esbend Sheridan of Pine Bluff, Travis Sheridan of Sardis; a daughter, Shirley Narramore of Benton; and seven grandchildren. Thelma Lucille Sheridan The Benton Courier, December 23, 1991 Thelma Lucille Sheridan born March 07, 1908 in St Louis Missouri died in Saline Memorial Hospital, December 21, 1991. She came to Arkansas with her family when she was a young girl. They traveled in a horse drawn covered wagon and settled in the Saline County community of Mount Olive. She grew up on a small farm and learned the farming skills such as canning fruits, vegetables, beef and chicken for the winter months. She married Havis Fred Sheridan born May 26, 1905 in Saline County, Arkansas and died January 04, 1990. He retired from the Center Plant of Reynolds Metal Company. Survivors are two sons, Esbend Fred Sheridan of Pine bluff, Arkansas and Travis Stanley Sheridan of Bauxite, Arkansas. One daughter Shirley Naramore of Benton, Arkansas. She had five brothers, Fred Reid deceased who resided in Bauxite, Arkansas; Floyd Reid deceased who resided in Los Angeles, California; Farnum Reid resides in Virginia; Herman Reid resides in Bauxite, Arkansas; Winford Reid resides in Benton, Arkansas. She had two sisters Dorothy Childress who resides in Bauxite, Arkansas and Lucille Bright who resides in Florida. Graveside service is at 10:00 AM Monday December 23, 1991. Services conducted by Bro. Bob Stuckey and Bro. Gary Hanbey.. Final resting place is Mt Olive Cemetery, Bauxite, Arkansas. Pallbearers were Gary Tedford, Greg Naramore, Franklin Poe, Clinton Hunt, Joe Naramore and Alan Dawson. KATHLEEN MARTIN SMITH 1916 - 1999 Arkansas Democrat - Gazette KATHLEEN MARTIN SMITH, 83, of Little Rock, widow of Charles E. Smith Sr., surrounded by family, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, June 12,1999. Kathleen, a Methodist, was born May 10,1916, in Mabelvale, Ark., daughter of Leon Lefevre and Margaret Irene Martin. She was a descendant of Jared Carswell Martin, a prominent pioneer who settled in the Mabelvale area in 1822 and of Britton Bailey who came from Illinois to Texas with Stephen F. Austin's first colony in 1823. Survived by sons, Charles E. Smith Jr. and wife, Sonia, James M. Smith and wife, Dottie, Carl Hoyt?Smith, Little Rock; daughters, Eloise S. Smith Memphis, Tenn., Margaret H. Shamburger and husband, Bill, Little Rock, Mary K. Smith and husband, Herman, Cabot, Gloria S. Ringgold and husband, Tommy, Beebe, Geneva Sproles and husband, Rob, Jacksonville, Lois J. Morrow and husband, Charlie, DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; brothers; Thompson L. Martin, Van Nuys, Calif.; Carl Martin, Mabelvale; sisters, Dorothy Mullis, Matthews, N.C., and Mollie Wiseman, Little Rock; grand?children, Leslie Doan,, Lori Canon, Chuck Smith, Marcy Marlin, Shelley Smith, Michael, Shane and Brian Rodgers, Staci Zerbe, Amy Green, Cindy and Steven Shamburger, Debbie Zompacos, Leighanne Boudreau, Carrie and Kathleen Lea Smith, Kenneth and Martin Nipper, Brandon, Zan and Scotty Sproles, Louise Westfall Jr., Lisa R. Thompson; great-grandchildren, Lauren and Sara Doan, Lyndsey Vanness, Lacy Canon, Chris Cahill, Donnie Butler, Brandon Rodgers, Cameron Dillinger, Dylan Rodgers, Calvin Riley and Duncan Zerbe, Jacob Paul Green, Heather Pobst, Michele Zompacos, Hannah, Christian and Joel Boudreau and Morgan Thompson; great great?grandchild, Salman Pobst. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, Highway 89 South, Cabot, Ark. with Bro. Paul Woolly officiating. Family will receive friends at #11 Cedar Hills Road, Cabot, Ark. immediately following the service. Arrangements by Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 501-224-8300. Mrs. Sallie Gertrude Summerville
Benton Courier June 7, 1923 Page 1 Mrs. Sallie Gertrude Summerville, wife of J. C. Summerville, died at the family residence on River Street Wednesday afternoon at five o clock, after a short illness. Mrs. Summerville was a member of the Methodist church, having joined in early childhood. She is survived by her husband, J. C. Summerville, one son, Marvin Summerville, of Benton: and an adopted daughter, Mrs. --?-- Markley of Memphis, three brothers, Dr I. P. Dougan of Benton; J. C. Dougan of Greenville, Miss.; and T. J. Dougan of Little Rock; three sisters, Mrs. Tom Sweeny, of Benton, Mrs. Kate Smith Hunter, of Little Rock and Mrs. Neal Mc--?-- of Pine Bluff, also a number of grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 2 p. m. by Rev. Brewer. Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery. (Submitted by Pat Nance) Arkansas Gazette May 13, 1931; Page 11; Column 5,6 W. H. Scott Benton, May 12. W. H. Scott. aged 72, retired farmer living on the Little Rock-Hot Springs highway, three miles from here, died this morning. He was a member of a well known Saline county family. His grandparents were early settlers in Arkansas. He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Mrs. Frank Parsons of Springfield, Mo., Mrs. Ethel Carty of North Little Rock and Mrs. Russell Stiff of Ardmore, Okla. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church here at 3:30 M. tomorrow by the Rev. T. M. Lee, pastor, and the Rev. J. L. Cannon of Hope. Burial will be in Pine Crest Memorial park at Collegeville. From The Benton Courier, 25 July 1929 p. 1. c. 5 J. A. WHITE John A. White, aged seventy - five years, died at the home of his son Mont White, at El Dorado, July 11. He was born and reared near Haskell, and was a son of one of he pioneer residents, Wm. White, of this county. He is survived by five sons. Mont White, El Dorado; Jim White, Cleveland, Ohio; Vester White. Columbus, Ohio; Edgar and Clinton of Wyoming; one daughter, Jewel of Columbus, Ohio; five sisters, Mrs. B. F. Allen Haskell; Mrs. W. H. Collatt, Benton; Mrs. Will Ray, Long Beach Calif.; Mrs. Leo Stearman. Haskell; and Mrs. Nancy Dowdy, of Idaruth, Texas; one brother, George White, of Haskell. Interment was at Mt. Harmony cemetery on July 12 at three 'clock, services conducted by Rev. J. G. Cothran. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Tuesday June 8, 1999 p. 6B, col 4. Wayne Martin Wills BENTON: Wayne Martin Wills, age 75, of Benton passed away Sunday, June 6, 1999. Mr. Wills was born May 22,1924, in Benton. He was retired from Saline Memorial Hospital as a maintenance director for 33 years, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Benton. Mr. Wills was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Grace Wills. Survivors include wife, Frances Wills of Benton; two sisters, Virginia (Toby) Carter of Benton, Norma Salley of Sherwood; two nieces, Karen Salley Laitner of Ashland, Ore., Merlyn Caywood of Colorado Springs. Funeral services Will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church of Benton by Ashby Funeral Home. Burial will be at New Rosemont Cemetery. Family visitation will be 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight at Ashby Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund and to Saline Memorial Hospital Foundation. Benton Courier June 7, 1923 Page 1
Miss Lily Winters Miss Lily Winters aged 25 years died at the family residence Tuesday afternoon at 6:29 after a short illness. Miss Winters was born and reared here. She was a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by her mother Mrs. John Winters, one brother, Ernest Winters and grandfather Uncle John Collatt. Funeral services were conducted at the residence at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon, June 6, by Rev. Francis N. Brewer. Burial was at Mt Harmony. (Submitted by Pat Nance) The Benton Courier Jan.10,1929 John B. Wise John B. Wise, age ninety-one years, died Wednesday morning at the home of his son, Loren Wise, eight miles west of Benton. Mr. Wise had been feeble for some time. He was for many years a resident of the Salem neighborhood, was one of the county's most substantial citizens and beloved by a legion of friends. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Delta Anderson of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Ethel Kerr and Mrs. Zenia Beaty, both of Benton; two sons, Loren and A.G. Wise, both of Benton, and several grandchildren. Mr. Wise was one of the oldest Confederate veterans in Saline county, a member of Company 'C' Second Mississippi Regiment, Gen. Bee's Brigade, Heath Division, A.P. Hills, Confederate Army, W. Va. He was in the battles of Williamsburg, Frazier's Farm, The Seven Days, Sharpsburg, Second Manassas, Fredericksburg and Spottsylvania Court House, Va., and Gettysburg, Pa. He was wounded four times. Mr. Wise was a charter member of Benton Lodge No. 34, Free and Accepted Masons. Funeral services were held at Salem Camp Ground Thursday afternoon at one o'clock in charge of Rev. L.R. Sparks of Bryant. Interment at Scott Cemetery, With the Masons in charge. (Submitted by Tom Blackburn)
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