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Obituaries

Elois Gossien Morris Oldner

October 29, 2014

Elois Gossien Morris Oldner of Grapevine was born on December 12, 1930 to Carl and Ethel Gossien.  She was a member of Bethany #1 Missionary Baptist Church at Grapevine.  She loved being with her family and enjoyed making and painting crafts. Mrs. Oldner passed away at her home on Saturday, October 25, 2014. 
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; two husbands, Harold Morris and Johnie Oldner; brother, Ray Gossien; three sisters, Edith Rider, Gearldee Baker, and Shirley Ainsworth; and by her beloved sons, Carl Morris and Ronnie Nickels.

Elsie Mae Ashcraft

October 27, 2014

Elsie Mae Ashcraft, 85, of Alexander went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.
She was born Oct. 3, 1929, in Sheridan to the late A.N. Ward and Thelma Dortch Ward. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed shopping and spending time with her family. She was employed by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (state Revenue Department).
Mrs. Ashcraft was a member of Temple Baptist Church for almost 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Carolyn Sue Ashcraft; and a sister, Ethel Faye Torres.

June S. Caldwell Maner

October 27, 2014

June S. Caldwell Maner, 80, of Benton passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. 
She was born May 22, 1934, in Ogden to the late Harold and Ninette Scholes.
She was retired from Benton Public Schools after many years of loving service. She was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church and the Senior Ladies Bible Study.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Harry G. Caldwell; her parents; and her brothers, Bob and Harold Scholes.

Betty K. Powell

October 27, 2014

Betty K. Powell, 75, of Bryant, passed away on Oct. 22, 2014. She was born on July 25, 1939 to Kermit and Lessie Green. 
Betty is survived by her husband of 57 years, Tommy Powell. She also is survived by one daughter, Debbie Robinson; two sons, Gary Powell and Neil Powell; grandchildren, Josh, Erin and Justin; great-grandchildren, Gavin, Ian and Ireland; sisters, Sara May and Dorothy Powell; brother, Billy Joe Green and a host of family and friends.
Betty enjoyed bowling and spending time with her family especially with her grandkids.

Horace Isdora Lovell

October 27, 2014

Horace Isdora Lovell, 88 of Benton, passed away Oct. 23, 2014.  He was born Feb. 28, 1926 in Saline County to the late Newton and Dorie Harris Lovell. Horace attended First Presbyterian Church of Benton and served in the United States Navy. He worked and retired from Benton Services Center as an LPTN.
Horace was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Jack and Franklin Lovell and sister, Elizabeth Gaston.

Aurther “Art” Lee Carpenter

October 27, 2014

Aurther “Art” Lee Carpenter, 72, of Benton, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. He was born on June 1, 1942 in Hot Springs, to Vernice and Mrytle Sanders Carpenter.
He was a devoted family man who enjoyed making mosaics, working in the yard and restoring old cars, but shared his lifelong passion for horses and raised Foxtrotters with his adoring wife.
Mr. Carpenter is preceded in death by his parents.

Raymond Otho Bermingham

October 27, 2014

Raymond Otho Bermingham, 79, of Bauxite, passed away Oct. 22, 2014. Raymond was born March 9, 1935 in Bauxite. Raymond was a member of the Air Force National Guard. He was a pressman for the Benton Courier for more than 30 years.
Raymond was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Patterson Bermingham and parents, Shelby and Bertha Bermingham.

Martha Lee Veasman

October 27, 2014

Martha Lee (Robinson) Veasman, 81, of Benton passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at her home. She was born Jan. 12, 1933 in Auburn, Mo. to the late Roy R. and Elvessa Ellis Robinson. Mrs. Veasman was a teacher and homemaker. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Benton and sang in the choir. She was also a Daughter of American Revolution.
In addition to her parents, her husband, Joseph Christian Veasman, also preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughter, Ann Veasman Clemmer (Jamie) of Benton; two sons, Mark Veasman of Geismar, La.

Leslie Odell Witham

October 24, 2014

Leslie Odell Witham, 64 of Benton, passed away October 23, 2014.  He was born December 24, 1949 in Little Rock to the late Leonard Witham, Sr. and Delores Wilson Witham.
He is survived by sons, Jonathan Witham and wife, Rachel of Benton, Jason Witham of Bryant, daughter, Christina Reeves of Dallas and step daughter, Amber Wood and husband, James of Mabelvale, beloved companion of many years, Rebecca Shamhart of Benton, brothers, Leonard Witham, Jr. of Benton, Stoney Witham of Benton, sisters, Barbara Ausbrooks of Hensley, Janet Blankenship of Conway and six grandchildren.

Mary Ellen Roberts

October 24, 2014

Mary Ellen Roberts, 47, of Alexander, passed away on Oct. 21, 2014. She was born on Sept. 16, 1967 in Oakland, Calif. to the late Lloyd Lee Kellems and Rosalie (Smith) Kellems.

 

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