Born 1-31-1942 -- Died 3-23-2006
Dale Benton, son of Carroll Benton and Tracy Lee Cooper Benton, was born Jan. 31, 1942, in Sedalia, Mo. He died March 23, 2006, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 64 years.
Benton married Helen Louise Gilbreath on June 25, 1960, at Mammoth Spring and to this union three children were born. Benton worked for the Fulton County Water Department for many years and was a member of the Heart Church of Christ.
He leaves to mourn his passing his wife Helen; one son, Gary and wife, Sherry; one daughter, Donna Benton; grandchildren Baily Benton and Kyle and Derek Estes, all of Heart; his mother and father; and special friends Jewel Whited, Michael, Marty, Joey and Charley.
He was preceded in death by his infant son, Jimmie Dale Benton.
Services were March 23 at Cox-Blevins Chapel, with burial in Burks Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem.