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Clara Augustine Benton

Thursday, January 9, 2003

Clara Augustine Benton, 91, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Dr. J. L. and Ollie Gaston Weathers was born April 4, 1911, at Salem. She departed this life Jan. 1, 2003, at Jonesboro, Ark. She was married to Joseph Orville Benton on Aug. 17, 1938, at Alton, Mo., and to this union a daughter was born. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a Salem Elementary School teacher for 27 years. She was a member of the Salem First Baptist Church since 1923.Survivors include one daughter, Jimmie Sue Enchelmayer and husband, Guy of Jonesboro; one brother, J. W. Weathers, Jr. of Batesville; two grandsons, Ernest Enchelmayer of Troy, Ala., and Eric Enchelmayer of Huntsville, Ala.; great-grandson, Jaedon Enchelmayer of Troy, Ala.; and many other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and three brothers, Max, Dick and Lloyd Weathers.Services were Jan. 4, 2003, at the Barker Funeral Home Chapel in Salem with Bro. John Hodges officiating. Interment was in the Salem Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Barker Funeral Home.Pallbearers were Luke Barker, Bob Coleman, Larry Turner, Gary Hoover, Rick Cowart, Barton Teague, John Stone, Glenn Lane and Lawrence Newman.Memorials preferred to the Salem First Baptist Church building fund.