Benjamin Odell Travis

Benjamin Odell Travis, age 56 of Hampton died Tuesday, September 15, 2020. He was born February 1, 1964 in Fordyce, Arkansas. He was a truck driver for Freer Trucking. He is preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Odell Travis and Nina Louise Speer Travis. He is survived by two cousins Joan Bryant of Benton and Doris Reddin of Mesquite, TX. Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Thursday at Ebenezer Cemetery near Fordyce with Rev. Everett Smith officiating. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit

Linda Gorman

Linda Gorman, age 72 of Hampton died Saturday, August 15, 2020 at her home. She was born August 24, 1947 in Jersey, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and a member of Victory Baptist Church in Hampton. She is preceded in death by her parents, Johnny Anders and Ruby Jones Rinehart; husband, George M. Gorman; two brothers, Paul and Phillip Rinehart; and one sister, Mary Rinehart. Linda is survived by two sons, David Gorman and wife Audrey of Bearden, Brian Gorman of Hampton; one daughter, Renee Stith and husband Travis of Hampton; two brothers, Tommy Rinehart and wife Regina of North Arkansas, Daniel Rinehart and wife Erin of Tulip; two sisters, Martha Bradford and husband David of Warren, Cheryl Avelar and husband Marcelino of TX; seven grandchildren, Holly McAnulty, Haley Trisollini, Casey Denton, Brittany Harper, Autumn Gorman, Jesse Hawkins, Charlie Hawkins; and eleven great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Rd, El Dorado, AR 71730. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Tuesday at Victory Baptist Church in Hampton with Rev. Eddie Raines and Rev. Sam Higgs officiating. Burial will follow at Union Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit

Eddie “Pops” Rowe

Eddie “Pops” Rowe

Eddie “Pops” Rowe, age 72 and lifelong resident of Crossett, AR, passed away on August 12, 2020 in Little Rock, AR. He was born on January 21, 1948 to LV and Bennye Rowe. He was a 1966 Crossett High School graduate and attended Ouachita Baptist University. After college, he worked at Georgia Pacific as a millwright after 44 years of service. While at GP, Pops was part of the Plant Emergency Operations Team. He was a captain on West Crossett Fire Department and Safety Officer and board member of Milo Fire Department. He also served as the Fire Service Coordinator for Ashley County as well as two terms as City Alderman for the city of Crossett.

Robert Norman Loveless

Robert Norman Loveless, 90 of Hampton died Thursday August 6, 2020 at his home. Born March 23, 1930 at Calhoun County, he was a son of the late John Curtis Loveless and Mildred Ola Haynes Loveless. He was a pipe fitter and welder and a member of Local Union 155 out of Little Rock.


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