November 21st, 2014
Christine G. Bell, 76, of Benton passed away November 19, 2014 in Little Rock. She was born on June 17,Â 1938 in Vilonia; and she was the daughter of William Mose Barnard and Mary LeNore Covell.
Mrs. Bell was a manager for Red Cross and Central Arkansas Development Council for eight years.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings Betty, Bonnie and Bill; and a daughter, Ruth Mary.
Mrs. Dorothy G. Patterson, 91, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. She was born Sept. 12, 1923, in Illiopolis, Ill., to the late Jesse and Mae Garren.
She served in active duty in the U.S. Navy as an air traffic control tower operator from 1945 to 1946.
She graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in applied science (Class of 1944) and from the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn University) with a Bachelor of Science in Education (Class of 1949).
Thomas Edward Forner, 54, of Benton passed away Nov. 17, 2014. He was born May 12, 1960, to Leonard and Nonojean Gilbert Forner of Aurora, Ill.Â
He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt. He loved to volunteer, especially for his church where he was a lighting and sound technician. He served as president of Benton Band Booster Club for seven years.
Thomas was a loyal husband and family man. He had a strong connection with his work family. Thomas loved and adored his children who were his life and world.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Leonard George Forner III.