September 17th, 2014
Patsy Ann Babbitt, 73 of Benton passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
Born Oct. 3, 1940 she was the daughter of the late William and Thelma Hester.
She attended Benton High School and was a longtime employee of Union Bank of Benton.
She loved to cook andÂ garden but most of all she loved taking care of her family.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Paul Thomas Babbitt; a daughter, Paula Babbitt-Nagy (Keith); a son, Paul A. (Tony) Babbitt (Rasha); and grandchildren, Paul Thomas Babbitt, Tate Nagy, Ryan Nagy and Alexa Smith.
Denise Leann Rivera, 47, of Alexander went to be with the Lord on Sept. 14, 2014, after a brave and courageous battle with cancer.Â She was born Jan. 12, 1967, to Diane and Furman Rivera in Los Angeles, Calif.
Denise was a very loving mother and was very loyal to her family and friends. She loved spending time with her family and friends especially her grandbabies, who were the apple of her eye.
Lora Mae Tarvin, age 103, of Benton passed away Monday, Sept.Â 15, 2014.Â
She was born March 29, 1911, in Saline County.Â Mrs. Tarvin was a homemaker and the oldest member of Old Union Baptist Church.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Lizzie Stigall; her husband, Willie F. Tarvin; two sons, Paul Miller and Billy F. Tarvin; three brothers, John Riley Stigall, Royce Stigall and Charles Stigall; and two sisters, Etta Stigall and Rhoda Stigall.
Edward Giles, age 74, of Bryant passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.Â He was born June 7, 1940. in Benton to the late Herbert and Dorothy Mae Giles.
Mr. Giles was a truck driver and a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Tina Gray.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Giles; two daughters, Natasha Giles and Lisa Mejia; a son, Keith Gray; six grandchildren, Deandre Toms, Joshua Wilder, Brandy Watson, Sommer Murphy, Brittney Todd and John Todd III; and four great-grandchildren.