Samuel "Sammy" Ray Cross
May 21, 2012
Samuel \"Sammy\" Ray Cross
May 21, 2012
Samuel \"Sammy\" Ray Cross, 48, of Benton, died Monday, May 21, 2012, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was a lifelong resident of Polk County and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fate and Irene Cross and Robert and Helen Ice Cross; and one sister-in-law, Mary Cross.
Survivors include his parents, Sam and Janice Ice Cross; his children, Samantha Joann Yawn, Patricia Anne Cross, Felicia Dawn Cross and Veda Michelle Cross; grandchildren, Dakota Austin Yawn, Kaylee Shyanne Cross, Devin Alexander Yawn and Kayden Samuel Cross; three sisters, Delores Hicks and her husband, James, and Elizabeth Haulk and her husband, Carl, and Brenda Lawson; one brother, Michael Eugene Cross and his fiancée, Linda Carver; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Chastain and the Rev. Chad Maxwell officiating. Burial will follow in Benton Memorial Gardens. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Swann, Mike Pike, Aaron Hyde, Delbert Jenkins, Randy Cross and Brian Cross.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Send a message of condolence and view the Cross family guest book at www.higginsfuneral.com
Higgins Funeral Home of Benton is in charge of arrangements.