Hugh C. Stonesifer

Hugh C. Stonesifer, a retired Benton businessman, died Thursday at the age of 84 after a long battle with many continuing conditions associated with old age. He was in hospice care at the time of his passing.
Hugh was born Jan. 16, 1929, and passed away on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 2013.
Hugh was preceded in death by his mother, Bodie Smith of Benton; a sister Billie Mills of Oklahoma; and many others as would be expected with living a good and long life.
Mr. Stonesifer is survived by his devoted spouse and soul mate of 53 years, Darcy; a daughter, Patricia Runnels of Oklahoma; a son, John and wife Mary of Benton; a son, Randall and wife Paula of Benton; a daughter, Jana Evans and husband Neil of Benton; and many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren and extended family in other states.
A private family memorial service was held Sunday night in the home as requested by Mr. Stonesifer's pouse and children. There will be no public service in respect for Hugh’s final wishes and direction. He chose to be cremated with his remains to be taken to a family plot at Brentwood Cemetery in Winslow in Northern Arkansas.
The Stonesifer family encourages readers to offer expressions of love while your family members are here; to choose to love them openly and intentionally today in spite of all else that comes up. The result will be fond memories with fewer regrets when these trying times come.  We know that we are in your thoughts and prayers and are warmed and comforted by your sincere concern and thoughtfulness.
Thank you for the love and friendship through the many years, whether it was business or personal, to our dad and family; we are eternally grateful.
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