Wednesday, February 17, 2016

OBITUARIES >> 2-17-16


Cameron Bryce Benford, 15, of Cabot left this earthly world to be with his heavenly Father on Feb. 13.

He was born Oct. 5, 2000, in Sherwood at St. Vincent North to Angela Waddell-Quattlebum and Brian Benford.

Cameron joins his paternal grandfather, Dover Bond Benford; his maternal great-grandfather, Lossie Mack Hicks; his maternal great-grandparents, Tom and Jewell Waddell, and a sister, Danielle Brianna Benford.

He leaves behind to forever cherish his memory his mother, Angela Quattlebum, of Cabot; his father, Brian Dover Benford, of Ward; four sisters, Shelby Jewell Benford, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Quattlebum, both of Cabot, Dakota Quattlebum of Redmond, Ore., and Dawn Benford of Ward; two brothers, Dylan Brock Benford, of Redmond, Ore., and Kameron Caplinger of Ward; his maternal great-grandmother, Mary Hicks, of Cabot; maternal grandparents, Dorothy Waddell of Cabot, and Tommy Waddell (Steven Threlkeld) of Benton; his paternal grandmother, Carolyn Benford, of Ward; his aunts, Mandy Walker and her husband Grant of Cabot, Michelle Ward and her husband Rick of Ward, Tammy Bank, and Sharon Whittle; his uncles, Marcus Threlkeld and his wife Brittany, John Threlkeld and Michael Threlkeld; his cousins, Miranda and Carson Walker, and Kelsey and Caleb Ward, along with many other great aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family, as well as a host of friends.

Cameron attended Cabot Freshman Academy as a ninth grader. He enjoyed playing soccer, drawing, building, music and video games. He loved fishing and deer hunting. He especially loved duck hunting with his dad on their land in Monroe. Cameron even tried out for the baseball team this year just for his mammaw.

Visitation will be held 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Austin Station Baptist Church in Austin. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 at Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Cabot. Interment will immediately following at Oak Grove Cemetery in Austin.

The family requests potted plants, or in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Cameron’s Gofundme account or to ARORA 1701 Aldersgate Road 4, Little Rock, Ark. 72205.

“His heart can’t beat for him but, it’s beating for someone else.”


Marvin Lee Taylor, 75, died on Feb. 13.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lois Taylor, and his siblings, Imogene and Buddy Taylor.

Survivors include his brothers, William (Dub) Taylor and his wife Patsy, and Wayne Taylor, both of Cabot, Edward and his wife Marilyn Taylor of Lonoke, and Bobby Taylor of Oregon, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.

Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.


Margaret Phillips, 80, of Little Rock and formerly of Beebe, was born Nov. 12, 1935, at Beebe to Orville and Pauline Pickard Thompson, and she went to be with the Lord on Feb. 14 to join her beloved husband and son.

She loved Jesus, her family and her cats, Sheba and Tom, and she enjoyed gardening, reading, puzzles and chocolate.

Margaret was always available to lend a helping hand to her friends at Brookdale Senior Living, where she resided for 4 and a half years. They will miss her greatly.

Margaret is survived by her daughters, Micki Smith of Roland, and Julie Werme of Massachusetts; a sister, Willie Nemec, of Fayetteville; two brothers, Hays Thompson and his wife Julia of Cabot, and Bob Thompson and his wife Barbara of California, six grandsons, and her awesome caregiver and friend, Gabrelle Young.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband, Jim Phillips; her only son, Richard Smith, and her parents.

Memorials may be made to National Multiple Scleroisis Society.

The family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 at Smith-Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe, with the funeral to follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.


Margaret June Stigall Campbell of Scott passed away on Feb. 15 while surrounded by her family.

June was born Oct. 26, 1938, in Carlisle. She was a member of the Carlisle High School Class of 1956.

Charles Campbell and June married on July 25, 1956.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmett and Nora Stigall; her father- and mother-in-law, Andy and Ola Campbell; her sisters-in-law, Polly and Emma, and brother-in-laws, Robert and Dub.

June is survived by her husband of 59 and a half years, Charles (C.H.); her children, Dennis and his wife Phyllis, Randy and his wife Karen, Dianne and her husband Michael, Mike and his wife Deann, and Jenny and her husband Fred; a sister, Emma Jean Montgomery; her grandchildren, April and her Jody, Chasity and her husband Ben, Jake and his wife Sarah, Chase and his wife Amanda, and Brian and his wife Candace; her great-grandchildren, Shane, Anna, Audrey, Katherine, Hailey, Maddie, Jace and Emerson; her special nieces, Debbie and her husband Harold, Terri Ann and her husband Louis, and Brenda; a special nephew, Ronnie; a great-niece, Dana and her husband Dusty, and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Charles and June were members of Lynch View Baptist Church for more than 35 years.

June was a loving wife and mother. She worked at Herb’s Dairy Freeze and later at Dunn’s Pharmacy. She enjoyed both jobs tremendously and loved her co-workers like children. Mom’s house and yard were always the gathering place for all of the neighborhood kids. She entertained, fed and, if needed, set them straight.

The family wishes to thank her friends, church family and extended family for all of the love and support extended to us.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 in the funeral home chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hamilton Cemetery Fund, Attn: Blanche Bowlan at 4042 Snake Island Road, Carlisle, Ark. 72024, or North View Baptist Church, 6801 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock, Ark.


Anthony Sheaffer Mayfield, 27, of Perryville passed away on Feb. 10.

He was born on Jan. 24, 1989, to Diana Lynn Mayfield in Little Rock.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Paul S. Mayfield.

Anthony was an avid outdoorsman, who loved life and loved his dog, Boss, more than anything. He was a member of the Bow Fishers of Arkansas Association and Ducks Unlimited.

Anthony was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed playing the drums at his church. He also played drums in high school, attended three years of college and was a welder.

Anthony is survived by his mother, Diana Lynn Mayfield of Greenbrier; a brother, Justin Hunter Wooten; a sister, Lindsey Dawn Wooten; his grandmother, Anna Lee Mayfield of Beebe; an uncle, Bucky Mayfield of Searcy, and an aunt, LeeAnna Disotell and her husband Danny of Cabot.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville is handling cremation arrangements.


Maudie Edith (Amber) Brinsfield, 67, died on Feb. 13.

She was preceded in death by her parents, F.A. Estes and Burton Brinsfield.

Survivors include her daughters, Scarlett Hopkins and Dianne (Jackie) Vermil-lion; her siblings, Connie Brinsfield, Robert and his wife Linda Brinsfield, Gary Brinsfield and Ricky and his wife Sharlene Brinsfield; her grandchildren, Erika and her husband Mac Harris, Gregory Stricklen, Haven White and Jace Papineau, and her great-grandchildren, Amyla Childers, Chloe Childers, Kira Childers, Rhianna Stricklen, Gage Sanderson and Olivia Taylor.

The funeral was held Feb. 17 at Harvest Fellowship Church. Burial was in Brownsville Cemetery.

Arrangements were by Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke.


Linda Diane Boyd, 64, of Jacksonville passed away on Feb. 13.

She was born July 30, 1951, in Niles, Mich., to the late William and Eva Bittle.

She will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by her son, Jeff Ballard, one grandchild, one great-grandchild and four sisters and two brothers.

Arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home and Crematory.