Peggie Roselee Benham

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Peggie Roselee Benham, 68, of Manila passed away Feb. 20, 2015, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Nov. 24, 1946 in Enola, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Jim and Lori Pate Ford and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Benham enjoyed watching wrestling, sci-fi and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Bill Benham of the home; one son, Scott Benham of Gosnell; four daughters, Shannon Atkinson and husband Chuck of Leachville, Beverly Rountree and husband Michael of Manila, Jolene Watkins of Manila, and Jessica Benham of the home; three sisters, Evelyn Wilson of Conway, Shirley Benham of Manila and Juanita Davis of Colorado; two brothers, John Ford of Little Rock and Elvin Ford "Buck" of Houston, Ark.; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Eldon Ford and Truman Ford.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Brown's Chapel Baptist Church in Manila with pastor Gary Finley officiating. Burial will follow in the Leachville Cemetery under the direction of Faith Funeral Service of Manila. The family will receive visitors Tuesday from noon until time of service at the church.

Pallbearers are Justin Benham, Clinton Nichols, Alex Atkinson, Chuckie Benham, Jerry Benham and Seth Edwards.