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Jean Ligon

February 18, 2013

Jean Ligon, 83, of Benton, passed away into the arms of the Lord early Saturday, Feb. 16. 
She was born June 30, 1929, to the late Allen and Ollie Robertson of Kirby. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Benton, where she was a member of Deborah Sunday School Class and WMU.
She was also a member of Benton Literary Guild and Westwood Garden Club of Little Rock.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Hattie Porter and husband Mid and Lillian Oliver and husband Floyd; and one brother, Ira Roberson and wife Nina De.
She is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 66 years, Jim Ligon; her children, Karen “Sissy” Wagnon and husband Ted of Little Rock, Terri Marshall of Little Rock, Kevin Ligon and wife Kathryn of Little Rock, Lisa McClain and husband Mark of Memphis, Tenn.; and a special daughter-in-law, Lynn Ligon of Alma.
She is also survived by her grandchildren, Amy McDonnell Wike and husband Patrick, Misty Summerhill Winfrey and husband Scott, Carissa Wagnon Godwin and husband Jason, Jody McDonnell and husband Cari, Jay Ligon, Ryan Johnson and wife Rachael, Russell McClain and Grace McClain; 12 great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends.
Funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.19, at First Baptist Church in Benton with Dr. Rick Grant, Pastor Frances Raley and Pastor Clay Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Alexander. 
Serving as pallbearers are Kevin Ligon, Jody McDonnell, Russell McClain, Ryan Johnson, Jay Ligon and Patrick Wike.  Honorary pallbearers are members of the Deborah Sunday School Class.
Visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Feb.18, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home.  
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church's Senior Adult Ministry, 211 S. Market St., Benton, AR 72015.
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard
Family comments: The family wishes to give special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Arkansas Heart Hospital and CCU Heart Unit at Saline Memorial Hospital.

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