Saline County, AR Residents Obituaries

Ann Manees Obituary

BENTON — Ann Manees, 59, of Benton, passed away Dec. 14, 
She was a member of Gospel Light Baptist Church. Mrs. Manees is 
preceded in death by her father, Bennie Misenheimer.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, William Robert Manees of 
Benton; three sons, Marion Steve Wilson and Tony Wayne Wilson of 
Blackshear, Ga., James Allan Manees of Bryant; one daughter, Brenda 
Elaine Robinson of Bryant; her mother, Agnes Wallace of Benton; three 
brothers, Tommy Misenheimer of Little Rock, Bobby Misenheimer of Key 
West, Fla., Jerry Misenheimer of Benton; three sisters, Barbie 
Carpenter of North Little Rock, Jeanetta Wommack of Little Rock, 
Easter Lamphier of Kansas City, Mo.; and seven grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at The Gospel Light 
Baptist Church of Benton with Brother Eddie Kitchens officiating. 
Burial will be in Pinecrest Memorial Park by Ashby Funeral Home. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ashby’s. In lieu 
of flowers memorials may be made to Beams Bible Education Missionary 
Service, P.O. Box 10200, Gulf Port, Miss., 39504-0200; or Gospel 
Light Baptist Church, Benton.

  Obituary of Frank Adrian May, Sr., 
 Arkansas Democrat, Sunday, December 4, 1949:
Frank A. May, Sr.
   Funeral services for Frank A. May, Sr., 68, 820 Cypress, 
North Little Rock, who died in a Little Rock Hospital yesterday, 
will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Griffin-Leggett 
Chapel. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. A member of 
the Christian Church, he was a merchant of Bauxite for 15 years. 
   Survivors include two sons, Willie Lee May, Stewart, Miss., 
Frank A. May, Jr., Corpus Christi, Tex.; a sister, Mrs. Nona 
Crocker, Greenville, Miss. two brothers, Ben M. May, North 
Little Rock, and Mansker May, Greenville, Miss. Active 
pallbearers will be Flaye Tollison, Jack Phipps, Joe Chamblee, 
Ernest McKissack, Fred Bennett.

Obituary of Frank Adrian May, Sr. (1881-1949), 
Arkansas Gazette, Sunday, December 4, 1949:
Frank A. May, Sr.Retired Merchant

     Frank A. May Sr., aged 68, 820 Cypress Street, North Little 
Rock, died in a Little Rock hospital Saturday.  He was a retired 
merchant, and a member of the Christian Church of Stewart, Miss.  
He is survived by two sons, Willie Lee May of Stewart and Frank 
A. May Jr. of Corpus Christi, Tex.; two brothers, Ben M. May of 
North Little Rock and Mansker May of Greenville, Miss.; one sister, 
Mrs. Nona Crocker of Greenville; and two grandchildren.  
   Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Leggett Chapel. 
Pallbearers will be Floy Tollison, Fred Bennett, Ernest McKissack, 
Joe Chamblee, Clyde Lewis and Jack Phipps.  Burial will be in 
Roselawn Memorial Park.

Benjamin Manier "Ben" May Obituary
Ark Democrat, 
Monday July 18, 1955:

Benjamin Manier "Ben" May (1877-1955), 
   Funeral services for Benjamin Manire May, 78, Cypress, North Little Rock, 
retired farmer, who died yesterday, were conducted today at 1 p.m. in 
Griffin-Leggett Chapel by the Rev. Roy B Hilton.  Burial was in Roselawn  
   Surviving are his widow, Mattie M. May; 3 sons, Paul May, Lafayette, 		
LA; Robert May, LR, and Lloyd May, Houston TX; 2 daughters, Mrs. B.H. 
Akins, and Mrs. J. M. Fleetwood, Houston; a brother, Mansker May, 
Greenville, MS; a sister, Mrs. Nona Crocker, Greenville.
Obituary of Benjamin Manier  "Ben" May (1877-1955), 
Ark Gazette, 
Monday July 18, 1955: 
   Benjamin Manire May, aged 78 of 820 Cypress Street, North Little Rock, 
retired farmer, died Sunday at a Little Rock Hospital. Survivors include 
his wife, Mrs. Mattie M. May: three sons, Paul May of Lafayette, LA, Robert
May of Little Rock and Lloyd May of Houston, TX; two daughters, Mrs. B. H. 
Akins of Little Rock and Mrs. J. M. Fleetwoood of Houston: a brother, 
Mansker May of Greenville, Miss; a sister, Mrs. Nona Crocker of Greenville, 
13 grandchildren. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Leggett by 
Rev. Roy B. Hilton. Burial will be a Roselawn Memorial Park.

Mattie Lona (McGarrh) May Obituary 
Ark Gazette, 
Wednesday, January 31, 1968:
   Mrs. Mattie Lonna McGarrah May, aged 87, of 409 East Twentieth Street, 
North Little Rock, widow of Ben M. May, died Tuesday, She was a member 
of the First Baptist Church at North Little Rock. 
   Survivors are two sons, Robert H. May of North Little Rock and Paul B. 
May of Lafayette, LA; a daughter , Mrs. Pearl Fleetwood of Houston, TX., 
13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter. 
   Funeral arrangements will be announced by Griffin-Leggett.
Obituary of Mattie Lona (McGarrh) May, 
Ark Democrat, 
Wednesday, January 31, 1968: 
Mrs. Mattie Lonna McGarrah May, 87, 409 E. 20th, North Little Rock, widow of 
Ben M. May, died Tuesday, She was a member of the First Baptist Church at 
North Little Rock. Survivors include two sons, Robert H. May of North Little 
Rock and Paul E. May of Lafayette, LA; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Fleetwood of 
Houston, TX., 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and a 
great-great-granddaughter. Funeral arrangements will be Thursday at 
Griffin-Leggett Chapel by Rev. Tom M. Hart. Pallbearers will be Robert H. 
May, Jr., Gary F. May, George M. Akins, George W. McGraw, Lloyd W. McGraw 
and Harrol Halligan. Burial Will be in Roselawn.

Mrs. Violet Victoria Maynard Obituary

    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
Henrie Mae (Akins) McGraw Obituary
Arkansas Democrat Little Rock, AR
July 8, 1983
   Henrie Mae (Akins) McGraw entered into Eternal Rest, Wednesday, 
July 6, 1983 
   Mrs. Henrie Mae McGraw, 62, of 409 E. 20th St., North Little Rock, a 
retired employee of J.C. Penney Co., Inc., widow of George Fred McGraw, 
died Wednesday.
   Mrs. McGraw was a member of Baring Cross Baptist Church and the Order of 
Eastern Star Chapter 362. Survivors are two sons, Wayne McGraw of Little Rock 
and Larry McGraw of Atlanta, GA; a daughter, Miss Lillie McGraw of Little 
Rock; two brothers, Robert Akins of North Little Rock and Charles Akins of 
Jacksonville; and three grandchildren. 
   Funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. today at Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth 
by the Rev. Jerry S. Hogan. Burial will be in Pinecrest Memorial Park. 
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Akins, Danny Akins, Gregg Hope, Tommy Akins, 
Tommy Reagan and Shawn Akins. 
   Memorials may be made to Baring Cross Baptist Church or the American 
Heart Association. The family will be at 409 E. 20th St. 

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 
(Submitted by Leon R. Moore)

J. D. Pelton Obituary

   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 
   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 

  The community leader died Thursday at the age of 91 after being struck by a 


    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 Roller Ballard Funeral Home from 2-4 p.m. today. 
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 211 South Market, Benton, AR.
Melba Maxine (Akins) Rodgers (1924-1993),	
Obituary Benton Courier, 
Wednesday, 20 Jan 1993, p. 2
   Melba A. Rodgers
   Melba Akins Rodgers of Benton died Tuesday. She was 68.
   She was a retired accountant and Baptist.
   Survivors are a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Pam Rodgers of 
Batesville; a daughter, Charlotte Leblanc of Houston, Texas; two 
sisters, Jewell Brown of Benton and Jean Hindmon of Huntsville, Texas; 
two granddaughters, Chantel Shemwell of Houston, and Bobbie Frelan of 
Derby, Kan.; and two great-grandchildren.
   Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Ballard Funeral Home with the Rev. 
Harold Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Cemetery.  
Pallbearers will be Larry Fite, Dorrell Fite, Gary Brown, Dwight Brown, 
Sebert Magby and Dwight Fite.
   The family will be at 300 E. Conway St. in Benton. Memorials may be 
made to Trinity Baptist Church, 702 Church St., Benton AR 72015.  


Mrs. Susan Mary Rowland
Mariposa Gazette, 
September 11, 1915

	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.

Sarah Ann Russell Obituary
The Benton Courier; 
November 29, 1917; Page 1, Column 5

RUSSELL: Sarah Ann.                                    
	The Mt. Carmel Church, 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."

John Alexander Russell Obituary

   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.

Havis Fred Sheridan Obituary    
Arkansas Democrat, Friday, 
January 5, 1990, page 8B. Col 5	

	Havis Fred Sheridan, 84, of Benton, retired from Center Plant, Reynolds 
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 Mount 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, 

Mrs. Sallie Gertrude Summerville Obituary
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 

W. H. Scott Obituary
Arkansas Gazette 
May 13, 1931; Page 11; Column 5,6

      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.


J. A. White Obituary
The Benton Courier, 
25 July 1929 p. 1. c. 5
   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.
Wayne Martin Wills Obituary
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 
Tuesday June 8, 1999 p. 6B, col 4.
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 
    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.
Miss Lily Winters Obituary
Benton Courier 
June 7, 1923 Page 1
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)
John B. Wise Obituary The Benton Courier Jan.10,1929 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)