August 6th, 2014
Paul W. Pennington, 89, of Benton passed from this world on Friday, Aug.1, 2014.Â He was born Feb. 11, 1925, in Cedar Glades, to the late Ray and Ola Pennington.Â
Paul was a retired toolmaker from Western Electric and Teletype in Little Rock.Â
Mr. Pennington was an avid golfer recording 7 aces and two albatrosses.Â He and Clyde Spann (deceased) won the Arkansas Seniors Four Ball Tournament for seven years running.Â He also loved to fish, camp and spend time with his kids and grandkids at the lake.Â
Stella Lavern Rusher, 75, of Benton, passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.Â She was born Jan. 10, 1939, in Ellensburg, Wash., to the late Clarence and Ruth Henson.Â Mrs. Rusher had worked in the jewelry department at Walmart.
She is survived by three children, Albert Curtis Day and wife Sarah of Benton, Debbie Montgomery Sensing and husband Dale of Benton, and Franklin Keith Day and wife Yvonne of Yellville; two grandchildren, Michael R. Montgomery and Carrie Dawn Day Willis and husband Bruce; and a great-granddaughter, Lila Mae Willis.
A private memorial services will be held at a later date.
Tommy Dwight Thompson, 64, of Benton was born Aug. 3, 1949, in Forrest City, and went to be with his Lord and Savior on Aug. 2, 2014, which is also the day that he married the love of his life, Janice Boyle. They were in Branson celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary when he passed away.
Dwight loved his church, serving many years as an elder of Zion Lutheran Church. He will be remembered for his radiant smile and contagious laughter. His sense of humor always brought light to any situation.Â He was loved and will be missed by all his family and friends.