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Virginia Lee Callahan

December 31, 2013

Virginia Lee Callahan, 85, left her family on earth and joined her family in Heaven on Dec. 28, 2013.  She was born March 1, 1928.  Greeting her in heaven are her parents, Ethel Lee and Calvin George Settle, her husband, Dick Callahan, her fishing buddy Sara Cox, and her daughter Francis.
She left behind on earth her daughter, Cathy Jo Treat of Bryant; two sons, Richard Allen Zornes of Bryant and George Andrew Zornes of Siloam Springs; sister, Mary Margaret Chambers of Hot Springs, ten grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren .

Roy Corrnel Bryant

December 31, 2013

Roy Corrnel Bryant, 76 of Benton, formerly of Tampa, FL, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. Roy was born March 2, 1937 in Georgia to the late William and Leona Bryant. Mr. Bryant retired from Tampa General Hospital. Since moving to Benton to live with his daughter, he attended church at Fellowship of the Cross and enjoyed going to the Benton Senior Adult Center.
He is also preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Bryant; sister, Eunice Martain Black; and brother, Willy Bryant.

John “Smoothie” Gosvenor

December 31, 2013

John “Smoothie” Gosvenor, 68, of Traskwood; passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at his home.  He was born February 2, 1945 in Chidester. John was a truck driver for 48 years and was currently employed by Kenny Adams Trucking of Wynne.  He was of the Baptist faith and an avid fisherman.
John was preceded in death by his father, A.T. Gosvenor of Haskell; his mother, Thelma Gosvenor of Chidester and a brother, Charlie Gosvenor.

Wesley Ray Smith

December 31, 2013

Wesley Ray Smith, 67, of Benton, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013.  He was born August 14, 1946 in Benton.  Mr. Smith was a member of Social Hill Missionary Baptist Church and was a carpet layer. 
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George A. Smith and Emer Ellen Smith, and Joseph Leonard Chism and Rosie Belle McGhee Chism; parents, Vernon C. and J. Berneice Smith; two brothers, Alvin Ellis Smith and Leonard Allen Smith.

Tammie Lynn Green

December 31, 2013

Tammie Lynn Green, age 54, of Bryant, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013.  She was born July 4, 1959 in St. Louis, Missouri.  Tammie was the North American Accounting Manager for Almatis, Inc. and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan. 

Jesse Ross “J.R.” Curtis

December 31, 2013

Jesse Ross “J.R.” Curtis, 70, of Hensley; passed away Friday, December 27, 2013.  He was born September 12, 1943 in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Mr. Curtis was a retired Produce Manager and an avid Razorback and Dodgers Fan. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Curtis and his mother, Clara Belle Cole.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Curtis; three sons, Tony, Brian and Mark Curtis; two daughters, Kim McNeil and Gwen Gaston; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services beginning at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30 at Ashby Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m.

Roberta Faye Mason

December 31, 2013

Roberta Faye Mason, 46, of Malvern died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013.  She was born October 10, 1967 in Sheridan to Marshall Lee and Alice Faye Darnell.  Mrs. Mason was a CNA at the Arkansas Health Center and Grant County Nursing Home.  Her mother and one son, David Ockerman preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughter, Catherine Ockerman of Benton; father, Marshall Lee Darnell of Malvern; one sister, Catherine Picklesimer of Bauxite; one brother, Edgar Lee Darnell of Sheridan; one granddaughter, T’earra Ockerman, several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends.

December 27th

Cathrine Johnson Marshall

December 27, 2013

Cathrine Johnson Marshall, 75 of Jacksonville, passed away Dec. 25, 2013.  She was born April 21, 1938 in Bauxite to the late Richard and Rosa Opal Kitchens Johnson.  Cathrine was retired from the Internal Revenue Service working there from 1982 till 2005. She was a Boy Scout Leader and was the recipient  of the honorary Silver Beaver Scout Award.  Cathrine was also an avid golfer, making a hole in one at the Internal Revenue Service Golf Tournament. She loved gardening and especially bird watching.
She was preceded in death by her parents and eldest son, Tilford W. Marshall II.

Bobby (Nobody) Lee Pagan

December 27, 2013

Bobby (Nobody) Lee Pagan, 81, of Arkadelphia passed from this life on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 at his home.  He was born March 16, 1932, in Fendley, the son of the late George Ellis and Gussie Lucille Golden Pagan.  Bobby was retired from the National Guard, a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict , and a Baptist.  He was an avid hunter, fisherman and enjoyed camping and operating Ham radios.  He was a welder by trade and taught truck driving to many young men and women. 

December 26th

Orville Roberts

December 26, 2013

Orville Roberts, 93 of Benton, passed away Dec. 24, 2013.  He was born November 19, 1920 near Harrison, Arkansas to the late A.C. and Mettie Roberts.  He was happily married to the late Fae Dean Roberts for 65 years.  He graduated from Harrison High School, Ouachita Baptist University, and Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee.   He was proud to have served as a Marine Corps officer during World War II and The Korean Conflict and  was a member of First Baptist Church in Benton.

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