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Glenn Eugene Ford

July 22, 2014

Glenn Eugene Ford, 87, of Hot Springs passed away Saturday, July 2019, 2014.
He was born Nov. 26, 1926, to the late Lonnie and Myrtle Emaline Ford.
Glenn started his teaching career at Lakeside School. He later moved to Fountain Lake, where he served as a teacher, elementary school principal and superintendent.
Glenn was also the assistant food director for the state, principal of Rural Dale School and principal of Howard Perrin Elementary School.
He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Glenn was also a member and past deacon of Center Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

Betty Sue Dixon Jones

July 21, 2014

Betty Sue Dixon Jones of Benton went to be with her Lord on Friday, July 18, 2014.
She was born in the Richwoods community near Arkadelphia to G.C. “Shorty” and Nellie Callaway Dixon. 
Betty was a professor at Henderson State University, teaching in the School of Business for many years. While in Arkadelphia, she was very active with Second Baptist Church, Park Hill Baptist Church and the Red River Baptist Association.
After retiring to the Benton area, she served on the Executive Board of the T.W. Hunt Ministries and was an active member of First Southern Baptist Church in Bryant.

Sandra Lee Stigar

July 18, 2014

Sandra Lee Stigar, 57 of Mabelvale, went to be with her Lord on July 17, 2014. Sandra loved being outdoors in her garden, singing and listening to God’s creation!
She is preceded in death by her husband; Keith Stigar, one son; Richard Martin and one grandson.
She is survived by her parents; Garland and Beverly Cole, daughter; Nicole Beard (Matthew) and Jennifer Henson (Donald), six grandchildren, five brothers and three sisters.
No services will be held.
Online guestbook:www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com

Edwin David Bolliera

July 18, 2014

Edwin David Bolliera, age 69, of Malvern moved into his heavenly home on Thursday evening July 17,2014. Edwin (Bo, as he was better known) was born in Prescott, to Ernest David and Hazel Urrey Bolliera.  He was preceded in death by his mother, father, sister Jeannie Billingsley and brother Mickey Billingsley. 

Nancy Louise Wilkerson

July 18, 2014

Nancy Louise Wilkerson, age 81, of East End, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014.  She was born February 3, 1933 in Sardis.   Mrs. Wilkerson was a homemaker and a life-long member of Sardis United Methodist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Beatrice Cloud; husband, Eugene Wilkerson; daughter, Regina Sites and a brother, Bitsy Cloud.

Judith Smith Mobley

July 18, 2014

Judith Smith Mobley, 70, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Newton, NC, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014. Judy was an accomplished quilt maker, recognized not only for her ideas and talents, but for the passion she displayed in her creations. Most importantly, she was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed by her family and others who loved her.
She is preceded in death by her parents,Elasta and Rosalie Smith and brothers, Gary Smith and Douglas Smith.

Harvey Odell Puryear

July 18, 2014

Harvey Odell Puryear

Harvey Odell Puryear, 70, of Haskell passed away peacefully on June 26, 2014, with his family by his side, after a long battle to survive as a stroke victim.
Odell was born July 6, 1943, to Vernard and Laura Puryear of Bryant.
He was preceded in death by his father, V.H. Puryear; his beloved mother, Anna Laura Elizabeth “Sister Baby Balch” Puryear; and a devoted brother, Steve Puryear.

Richard Lem Henson Sr.

July 18, 2014

Richard Lem Henson Sr., 76, of Benton passed away on July 16, 2014.
He was born April 29, 1938, in Little Rock to the late Woodrow and Fannie Hartzler Henson.
Richard was respected for his character, for doing what he said he would do and for being a man of his word. 
He served as a Naval aircraft mechanic on the USS Lake Champlain in the late 1950s. Stops at St. John’s Newfoundland, the Azores Islands and ports of call in the Mediterranean were highlights of his career in the Navy.
Richard worked as a salesman for a Sav-A-Stop for many years.

Artie Lorine Hatcher

July 18, 2014

Artie Lorine Hatcher, 94, of Benton passed away July 16, 2014.
Lorine was born Feb. 24, 1920, in Haskell to the late John A. and Mary Evielee Funk Shepard.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ward Hatcher; a sister, Faye Moore; and four brothers, Grover, Elbert, Clarence and Franklin Shepard.
She was a member of Tyndall Park Missionary Baptist Church.
Lorine is survived by four nephews, Paul, Wayne, Dale and Phil Shepard.
Funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Ashby Funeral Home with Brother Wayne Smith officiating.

Barbara Sue Hines

July 17, 2014

Barbara Sue Hines, 75, of Buckville passed away July 15, 2014.
She was born Feb. 23, 1939, in Bauxite to the late John and Ethel Hendrix Jones. 
She was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Roy, sons, Richard and Paul Hines of Buckville; her daughters, Debra Bellinger of Benton and Eugenia Sledd of Bauxite; a brother, James Buddy Jones of North Carolina; six grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

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