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picture James Marcus Benefield

      Sex: M

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          Death: 27 May 1964
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His obituary was published in Jun 1964, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

James Benefield

James Marcus Benefield, aged 84, of El Centro, Calif., died May 27 at El Centro. He was a former resident of Yell County, a retired barber and a Methodist.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Agusta Benefield, six sons, Marvin C. Benefield. James M. Benefield Jr., Cleo Benefield, Max Benefield, J. V. Benefield and Gerald Benefield, all of El Centro; two daughters, Mrs. Hilda Hacker and Mrs. Arlene Smith, both of El Centro; a stepbrother, John George of Briggsville; a half-brother, Bill George of Briggsville; 22 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jun 1964)


picture Juanita L. (Tucker) Benefield

      Sex: F

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          Death: 1 Aug 2012
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Her obituary was published 8 Aug 2012, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Juanita Benefield

Juanita L. Benefield, age 81, of Ola passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at her home.

She was born November 17, 1930 in Moline, Illinois to the late Clyde & Velma Davis Tucker. She was a retired bookkeeper for the Plainview School, and a member of the Ola Free Will Baptist Church.

She was preceded [in] death by her husband of 59 years, Roy Lamar Benefield and brother Donald Tucker.

Survivors include her children, Thomas & Kathy Benefield of Ola, Gerald Benefield of Ola, Susan & Kenneth Pyburn of Pontoon, Daniel & Katherine Benefield of Tennessee, Joseph & Melissa Benefield of Missouri; sister, Linda Slawson of Missouri; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was August 4, 2012 at the Ola Free Will Baptist Church with Bro David Riker and Bro. Brian Rose. Burial was at Birta Cemetery.

Pallbearers included Kenny Pyburn, Mark Pyburn, Tony Benefield, Jessie Benefield, Michael Benefield and Zac Benefield. Honorary pallbearers included Lane Benefield and Chad Benefield.

Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville.

Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Aug 8, 2012)


picture Ruby Lee (Frost) Benefield

      Sex: F

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          Death: 11 Dec 2015
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Her obituary was published 16 Dec 2015, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ruby Lee Benefield


Ruby Lee Benefield, age 84, of Ola, Arkansas passed away on Friday, December 11, 2015, in White Bluff, Tennessee. She was born October 4, 1931, in Yell County, Arkansas. She was a home maker and a long time member of the Ola Freewill Baptist Church. She loved doing church activities and spending time with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Lee and Anna Lois Frost; husband, Cletus Venson Benefield; a granddaughter, Sarah Catherin Blankenship; three brothers, Walter, Robert and Lemoin Frost; one sister, Luna Burnett.

Survivors include four children, Mary Hedrick (Ray) of Tennessee, Catherin Blankenship (Bob) of Missouri, Lloyd Benefield of Ola, Johnnie Benefield (Terri) of Tennessee; nine grandchildren, Dr. Tiffany Hopper, Dr. Katie Beal, Kimberly Lawrence, Mercedes Powell, Kacie Watson, Johnathon Benefield, Jessica Jenkins, Brittany Benefield, Shelby Benefield and eleven great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at the Ola Free Will Baptist Church with John David Keeling and David Riker officiating. Burial will be in Birta Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Johnathon Benefield, Kenneth Pyburn, Kenneth Ivy, Shane Chancellor, Walter Adney, and David Barnes.

Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle. Online guest book and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Dec 16, 2015)


picture Lillian Kathleen (Frank) Bennett

      Sex: F

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          Death: 3 May 2012
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Her obituary was published 9 May 2012, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lillian Bennett

Lillian Kathleen Bennett, age 86, of Russellville died Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville.

She was born November 14, 1925 at Chicago, IL to the late Lionel and Suzy Reimen Frank.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Chester Bennett.

Survivors include her children, Kathleen Bennett, Marleen Sanders both of IL, Michael Bennett, Patrick Bennett both of MI, Timothy Bennett of Ind., Dianna Dixon, Allison Bennett both of Russellville; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren.

Private service was held Thursday, May 4, 2012 at Elizabeth Hall Cemetery in New Blaine.

Arrangements By Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle.

Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. May 9, 2012)


picture Patricia Winifred (Shott) Bennett

      Sex: F

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          Death: 6 Nov 2014
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Her obituary was published 12 Nov 2014, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Patricia Shott Bennett

Patricia Winifred Shott Bennett, 57, of Havana, Arkansas, passed away on Thursday, November 6, 2014 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born October 21, 1957 in Ozark, Arkansas to Edward and Jewel Dean (West) Shott.

She was a homemaker and was of the Assembly of God faith. She enjoyed Fishing, hunting, gardening and Animals.

Graveside services were scheduled for 10:00 A.M., Monday, November 10, 2014 at Piney Cemetery near Waveland, Arkansas, by Roberts Funeral Home.

She is survived by her companion, Dennis Putman of Havana; parents, Edward and Jewel Dean Shott of Havana; brother, Larry Shott and wife Doris of Booneville; nephews, Terry Shott and wife Diane, Gary Shott and wife Lenara and Joey Shott and wife Rolanda; other relatives and friends.

The pallbearers were Terry, Gary, and Joey Shott, Cleatus Nelms, Ronnie Putnam, and Dewayne Mack.

The honorary Pallbearers were Bob Nelms and Bob Cassity.

Visitation was 2-4:00 P.M. Sunday Afternoon at Roberts Funenu Home.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Nov 12, 2014)


picture Paul Adolph Bensch

      Sex: M

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          Death: 17 Mar 2008
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His obituary was published in Mar 2008, Redlands, San Bernardino County, California. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Paul Bensch


Paul A. Bensch, a longtime resident of Redlands, died March 17 in Redlands, following an illness.

Paul A. Bensch died peacefully on March 17, 2008 at 86 years of age. Born in Center, Arkansas, he moved to San Bernardino in 1940, where he worked for 40 years as a machinist for the Santa Fe Railroad. A long-time resident, first of Rialto and later Redlands. He leaves behind two children, Mrs. Jacqueline Griffin of Santa Ana, Califoria and Prof. Stephen P. Bensch of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A Graveside Service will be held at Montecito Memorial Park at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, March 28.

(Obituary transcription courtesy of Find A Grave Memorial# 94767682)


picture Vena Louise (Qualls) Bensch

      Sex: F

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          Death: 4 Jul 1993
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Her obituary was published in Jul 1993, Redlands, San Bernardino County, California. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Vena Louise Bensch


Vena Louise Bensch of Redlands, a native of Evening Shade, Arkansas, lived in San Bernardino County for 52 years, died at home of cancer on Sunday at the age of 71. She was an account supervisor for Southern California Edison for 29 years and was survived by her husband, Paul A., a son, Stephen P. of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, a daughter, Jacqueline L. Griffin of Tustin, a brother, Glenn Qualls of Danville, Arkansas and four grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. at Montecito Memorial Park with Montecito Memorial Chapel handling the arrangements.

(Obituary transcription courtesy of Find A Grave Memorial# 94767728)


picture Barbara Ann (Hasty) Benson



      Sex: F

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          Death: 10 Nov 2010
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Her obituary was published on Line @ Find A Grave Memorial# 65966854. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Barbara Ann Hasty Benson

"But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord". Joshua 24:15

Barbara Ann Hasty Benson went to be with the Lord November 10, 2010. She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to Charles and Anna Muriel Hasty. She worked as secretary at Alexandria Senior High School for 30 years, retiring in 2008. A member of Grace Presbyterian Church, she dearly loved her family, four grandchildren, and her many friends and ASH friends and "kids".

She was preceded in death by her father, James Charles Hasty; mother Anna Muriel Hasty, and infant brother, Charles Lee of Ola, Arkansas.

Those left to cherish her memory include her devoted husband of 49 years, Harvey M. Benson: daughter, Ginger Cook and husband Kevin, of Carthage, Texas; daughter Gayle Mann and husband Brett of Woodworth, Louisiana. She is also survived by four grandchildren; Katherine "Katy" Cook, Paul Ray Cook, Victoria Gayle Young and Benjamin Charles Young.

Officiating were Dr. Bob Vincent, Pastor Kevin Cook and Pastor Ritchey Cable.

Pallbearers were Joe Moreau, Duane Urbina, Calvin Hoge, Stan Hoge, Kevin Cook and Brett Mann. Honorary Pallbearers were Walter Morock, Paul Cook and Benjamin Young.

"Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality". Emily Dickinson

(Obituary Transcription and permission to use courtesy of Harvey M. Benson, husband - Find A Grave Memorial# 65966854)



picture Dorothy Ann (Dexter) Benson

      Sex: F

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          Birth: 
          Death: 8 Sep 2011
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Her obituary was published 14 Sep 2011, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dorothy Benson

Dorothy Ann Benson, age 72, of Havana, AR passed away Thursday, September 8, 2011 at River Valley Medical Center in Dardanelle.

She was born August 13, 1939 in Riverhead, NY to the late Joe and Anna Kineski Dexter. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Benson; grandson, Zachary Benson "Zac" Caldwell and sister, Anna Falk.

Survivors include her children, Barbara Ann Caldwell, Bill Benson, Amelia (Tracy) Turley, Grace (Jason) Turley and James (Tori) Benson all of Havana; grandchildren, Robert, Desi and DeeDee Caldwell, Skylar and D.A. Hiatt, Ben Hunt, Ty, Brooklyn, Shelby and Riley Turley; great granddaughter, Zoey Caldwell-Cox; brother, Alex Karas of Chickalah; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Barbara and Bob Beam of NY; nephews and their family and a very special friend, Virginia Harte of NC.

Graveside service was September 8, 2011 at Moore's Chapel Cemetery in Waveland, AR with Father Pellissier Francois officiating.

Pallbearers were Wayne Fowler, Roger, Tracy and Jason Turley and Rob and Greg Caldwell.

Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home of Danville, AR.

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Sep 14, 2011)


picture Billy K. "Bill" Berry



      Sex: M

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          Death: 28 Jun 2012
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His obituary was published 4 Jul 2012, Danville, Yell County, Arkansas. - "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bill Berry

Billy K. Berry, age 87, of Dardanelle died Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville.

He was born November 3, 1924 at Dover, Arkansas. He was the son of the late Floyd Ellis Berry and the late Ruth Susie Eudy Berry.

As patriarch of the Berry and Eudy Clans, he was preceded in death by a son, Tim Allen Berry, who died in 1969, a brother, Jack Ellis Berry and a sister, Bernice Hottinger.

He was a graduate of Dover High School. During WWII, Bill's B17 was shot down and he was injured on his second mission, but went on to complete 35 bombing missions over Germany. After the war, he earned an associate of Arts Degree from Arkansas Polytechnic College (now ATU) and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Oklahoma in Norman. He began his career a pharmacist and store manager for Walgreens before coming to Dardanelle in 1957 where he started Berry Drug Store. Berry Drug very quickly became a household name and a meeting place in the area.

He was a member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Lorayne Bacus Berry; two sons, Dr. William Lewis Berry (Donna) of Danville and Dr. Bruce Ellis Berry (Kim) of Greenville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Will Berry and Anne Goemeer (Lee) of Russellville, Phil Berry (Heather) of Little Rock, Laurie Berry, Mattie Berry, Tim Berry and David Berry all of Danville, B.J., Harrison, Kayla and Laura Berry all of Greenville, Tennessee ancf numerous nephews and nieces.

Service was July 1, 2012 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle. Burial was in Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle. Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home, Dardanelle.

Online Guest Book and Condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com

(Yell County Record Newspaper, Danville, Arkansas, pub. Jul 4, 2012)

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