Born 9-26-1945 - Died 11-17-2001
Ben F. "Junior" Teegarden, Jr., 56, son of the late Ben F. and Eula Mildred Warner Teegarden was born Sept. 26, 1945 in Iuka, Ark. He died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001 in Mtn. Home, Ark. He was a native of Baxter County, and went to school, worked, and lived there all of his life. He worked as a logger, bulldozer operator and farmer. He was married to Carolyn Faye Sanders June 28, 1980 in Dolph, Ark. He spent seven years in the national guard. He was of the Christian faith.Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Teegarden of the home; two daughters, Karen Ketchum of Yellville, and Kristy Williams of Bergman, Ark.; one son, Clifford Teegarden of Osawatomie, Kan.; three sisters, Bidnie Griffith of Chouteau, Okla., Peggy May of E. Wenatchee, Wash., and Sharon Sanders of Calico Rock, Ark.; three grandchildren, Sheldon Ketchum, Laken Ketchum, and Kindell Williams; many nieces and nephews; special brothers-in-law; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Rose Zella Teegarden; three brothers, Jimmie, T. J., and Howard Teegarden.Graveside services were Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Galatia Cemetery with Wayne Wood officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home of Calico Rock.Pallbearers were Rick Gwaltney, Dave Fender, Kenny Thornton, Dave Henderson, Mayo Hala, and Joe Hall.Honorary pallbearers were Robert Skidmore, Ken Thornton, and Butch Hale.