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August 6th, 2012

Thelma Atwood

August 6, 2012

Thelma Atwood, 100, of Little Rock, formerly of Benton, passed away Aug. 4. She was born Aug. 28, 1911, in Hickory Plains. She was the daughter of Herbert Lemuel Colclasure and Sarah Lillian Lackie-Colclasure.
Thelma was a retired assembly Inspector for Timex. She was a member of Ivy Chapel Christian Church and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, sewing, quilting and needlework.

Jimmy Wayne Dodson, Sr.

August 6, 2012

Jimmy Wayne Dodson Sr., 65, passed away on July 31.  He was born Dec. 27, 1947, in Benton.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Velma Dodson.
He is survived by a son, Jimmy Wayne Dodson Jr., as well as many friends and family members.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Peaceful Haven Funeral Home in Benton.  No memorial service is planned.
Online guestbook: www.peacefulhavenfuneralhome.com.

Mary Davenport Wert Kimpel

August 6, 2012

Mary Davenport Wert Kimpel, 89, of Little Rock passed to the Lord’s care on Aug. 1.
Mary was born Dec. 9, 1922, to William and Katherine Wert in Chattanooga, Tenn. She graduated from Benton High School. After working for a few years as a receptionist at the Hurricane Creek aluminum plant in Bauxite, she met a young engineer named Paul Henry Kimpel Jr. They were married on July 19, 1944, and enjoyed 68 years of marriage.

August 3rd

Two Hornets nationally honored

August 3, 2012

BRYANT – After winning its second State Championship in the past three years with a 4-2 win over Rogers Heritage, the Bryant Hornets have received national recognition as two of its players were honored with awards. Second baseman Ozzie Hurt was honored with the American Baseball Coaches Association Rawlings Gold Glove and pitcher Nate Rutherford received the Louisville Slugger Honorable Mention All-American after his stellar season and being named MVP of the State Tournament.

Rutherford put it bluntly when he told the reason for his success this year.

Harold Lee Woodard, Sr.

August 3, 2012

Harold Lee Woodard Sr., 84, of Benton, died Thursday, Aug. 2, at his home.
Harold was born Oct. 19, 1927, in Bradley County, a son of the late Silas Lee Woodard and Mary May Howsen Woodard.
He was a graduate of the Banks Public School System. He was a member of Cross Roads Missionary Baptist Church and was retired from Alcoa.

Doris 'Perk' Gibbs Elam

August 3, 2012

Doris “Perk” Gibbs Elam, 88, of Hot Springs passed away July 31, surrounded by her family.

Eugene Holcombe

August 3, 2012

Eugene Holcombe, 82, of Avilla passed away Aug. 2.  He was born Nov. 21, 1929, in Tallapoosa, Ga., to the late Charlie and Ruby Carter Holcombe. 
Eugene was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Marie Holcombe; two sons, Larry and Gary Holcombe; a daughter, Peggy Thompson; and grandchildren, Jimmy Holcombe and Jamie Lynn Thompson.

Reva P. Bramlett Decker

August 3, 2012

Reva P. Bramlett Decker, 87, of Benton died Wednesday, Aug, 1.
She was born Aug. 20, 1924, in Pocahontas. Reva retired after 15 years from Lucent Tech in Little Rock and was a member of Highway Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Nellie Wilkerson; her husband, C.C. Decker; an infant daughter, Paula Ann Decker; two brothers and four sisters.

Joseph R. 'Papa Joe' Mosley

August 3, 2012

Joseph R. “Papa Joe” Mosley, 80, formerly of Little Rock and recently of Benton, died surrounded by family on Thursday, Aug. 2.
He was a member of Geyer Springs United Methodist Church. He was a family man with a wonderful sense of humor. He served in the U.S./ Air Force during the Korean War and was called to duty with the Air National Guard during the 1957 crisis at Central High School. He was retired from Spector Red Ball Freight and National Medical Rentals.   

Arizona Susie Nolen

August 3, 2012

Arizona Susie Nolen, 98, of Benton passed away Monday, July 30.
She was born May 29, 1914, in Sugar Grove to the late Andy and Alma Hampton Inman.  Arizona was a member of First Assembly of God in Benton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Canal A. Nolen; and five brothers, L.D., Lemuel, David, Bob and Paul Inman.
She is survived by her sons, Loy Dale Nolen of Benton and Tommy R. Nolen and wife Debbie of Benton; a brother, Glen Inman of Coweta, Okla.; a sister, Ruth Richards of Westminister, Calif.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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