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Classmate Obituaries - Letter E

These obituaries correspond with the yearbooks that are listed on this website. Whenever possible, the source of the obituary will be shown as well as the date.


Edmonson, Charles Morris "Charley"

Charles “Charley” Morris Edmonson, age 62, of Benton, passed away Monday, July 11, 2011. He was born February 1, 1949, in Bauxite, Arkansas. Charley retired as a first sergeant from the U.S. Army, then worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years, until his retirement in February. He was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church where he served as deacon. Charley was preceded in death by his parents, Lofton and Corene Edmonson and two brothers, Wayne Edward Edmonson and Ronald Morgan Edmonson.
He is survived by his wife, Avon Edmonson of Benton; two daughters, Ronda Edmonson and Carol Brown both of Hot Springs; sister, Mary Chism of Benton; three grandchildren, Terrin, Abby and Gage and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Michael Edmonson, Bryan Edmonson, Derek Chism, Brad Chism, Rick Davis and Gary Sledd.
Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 at Ashby Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 14 at Ashby Funeral Home with burial at Old Rosemont Cemetery.    [from Ashby Funeral Home online obituary]    [Benton Class of 1967]


Ellis, James Whitcomb IV

James Whitcomb Ellis IV of Benton died Thursday, March 5, 1998. He was 48. He was an electrician for Facilities Management and Maintenance Service and a member of Highland Heights Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Karen Dacus Ellis; one daughter, Amy Lynn Ellis of Houston, Texas; two stepsons, Joshua Eric Griffin and Zachary Clay Griffin, both of Benton; parents, Jim and Ruby Ellis, Jr., of Benton; and two sisters, Rachel Lacy of Benton and Mary Baldwin of Little Rock. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ashby Funeral Home chapel with burial to follow at New Rosemont Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Butler is to officiate. Scheduled to serve as pallbearers are Bob Cauley, Gerald Francis, James George, Cam Copeland, Terry Ellison, Doug Curtis, Steve Nichols and John McCullar. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  [from Benton Courier, March 6, 1998, page 2A]    [Benton Class of 1967]