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April 15th, 2014

Irene Bertha Helmich Schrader

April 15, 2014

Irene Bertha Helmich Schrader of Bryant went to be with her Lord and Savior at the age of 87 on April 12, 2014.
She was born Aug. 23, 1926, in Benton. She was a resident of Saline County for 87 years and a 1944 graduate of Bryant High School.
A lifelong Lutheran, she was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.
Irene loved her garden and was known in her community as the “flower lady.” Anyone who stopped at her house to inquire about the garden would leave with a bouquet and bulbs.

Billy 'Bill' Dean Tipton

April 15, 2014

Billy 'Bill' Dean Tipton “Boss Man,” 71, of Benton passed in him home April 12, 2014.
He was born Dec. 11, 1942, in Plunketville, Okla., to the late C.L. Tipton of Cove and the late Josephine Moore Johnson.
He served in the Navy and was well known for the years he owned Tipton Roofing in Benton due to his hard work and honesty. Bill enjoyed watching college sports on TV, horse races, car races and being outdoors in his garden or sitting on his swing.
All pf his life he was a hard worker and a mentor. He had a big heart and would help anyone in need.

April 14th

Aaliyah Grace Wilson

April 14, 2014

Aaliyah Grace Wilson, 7 months, went home to be with Jesus April 8, 2014.  She was born August 14, 2013 in Benton.
Preceding her in death was her great-grandmother, Marilyn Bono Pritchard.
Besides her mother, Ariella Wilson, she is survived by grandparents, Kimberly and Vernon Wilson; Aunt Teara Wilson, Aunt Katrina Burns, Aunt Haylie Rider, Uncle Roger Pritchard,  Aunt Terri Pritchard,  and other relatives and friends. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Hicks Cemetery in Benton. 

Faye Hicks Westerman Wehrman

April 14, 2014

Faye Hicks Westerman Wehrman, 94, of Benton passed away Saturday April 12, 2014. She was born February 12, 1920 in Hot Springs. Faye was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Benton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Audie Kinsey Hicks, husbands, John Westerman and Byron Wehrman, brothers, Winfred Hicks, Delmar Hicks, and Wilbur Hicks, sisters, Sadie Ellison, Juanita Johnson, Norma Jean Jones, and Helen Detherage, great-grandson, Blake Jackson.

Wanda 'Sue' Hendrix McCallister

April 14, 2014

Wanda “Sue” Hendrix McCallister, 77, of Benton passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014.
She was born Jan. 2, 1937, in Benton to Wade and Ruby Hendrix.
Sue was a member of Forest Hills Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Her grandchildren were her greatest joy.

April 11th

Bonnie L. Chenault McNeil

April 11, 2014

Bonnie L. Chenault McNeil, 88, of Benton passed away Friday, April 11, 2014.
She was born Feb. 13, 1926, in Owensville.
Mrs. McNeil was a cosmetologist and a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arch B. and Lena B. Ford Chenault; her husband, Chester L. McNeil; six brothers, Herbert, Horace, Floyd, Lilburn, Albert and Jess Chenault; and five sisters, Ora Sanders, Corene Edmonson, Bertha Gwatney, Ola Murphee and Lavern Croxton.

Melvin Wilkins

April 11, 2014

Melvin Wilkins, 88, of Bryant passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He was born Oct. 5, 1925, in Sugar Grove.
Melvin was a member of First United Methodist Church in Benton. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the European Theater of operations. He held the rank of private first class upon his discharge.
Melvin retired from Reynolds Metals Co. after 36 years in the instrument department and thoroughly enjoyed 29 years of retirement that followed.

April 10th

George Pelton

April 10, 2014

George Pelton, 89, of Benton passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. He was born Nov. 8, 1924, in Traskwood to the late Isom and Sarah Lou (Langley) Pelton.
Mr. Pelton was an LPTN for the Benton Services Center for 45 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita (Miller) Pelton; and two sisters.

Kristin Dawn Staggs

April 10, 2014

Kristin Dawn Staggs, 46, of Benton passed away April 7, 2014.  She was born Nov. 16, 1967, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, to Marion and Lorraine Marks Nelson.
Kristin was raised in Mountain Home and later earned a degree in business from Draughon Business College. She was co-owner of S & K Quality Plumbing in Alexander.

Tanner Rundle

April 10, 2014

Tanner Rundle, 26, of Austin, Texas, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Siloam Springs. He was born Dec. 4, 1987 in Round Rock, Texas, the son of Paul Douglas Rundle and Nancy Elizabeth Barker Rundle.
He was employed by the city of Siloam Springs as a firefighter and an EMT. He loved his family, had many friends, and loved spending time with all of them. He had a passion for exercise and fitness.
Most of all, he loved his job as a firefighter/EMT and was excited to be a part of this family.

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