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Benjamin E. Best

April 9, 2021 at 4:00 a.m.
Benjamin E. Best - Submitted photo

Benjamin Edward Best, 76, of Hot Springs, received his heavenly reward on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

He was a retired ordained pastor of the Church of God, Cleveland, Tenn., and an active member of the Church of God of Prophecy, Hot Springs. He loved preaching, gardening, cooking, painting and hosting gatherings. He will be greatly missed.

Ben is survived by his beloved wife, Oteka Magouyrk Best of Hot Springs, whom he married on Sept. 7, 1963; daughter, Rebecca Best of Los Angeles, Calif.; siblings, Bill, Chuck, Mary Best Reyes and their families; Aunt Ruby Wilson, and countless cousins, nieces and nephews and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Melvin Lee Best; and one sister, Rebecca Best.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today, April 9, 2021, with Pastor LaFoy Parker and Pastor Bill Dunahoo officiating at Locust Grove Cemetery under the direction of Roller Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Locust Grove Cemetery, c/o Kenny Gerhardt, 280 N. Eight St., Batesville, AR 72501.

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