Archive - Nov 2012
Debbie Griffith Crook, 52 of Avilla, went to be with the Lord on November 20. Debbie was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.Â She was a people person and was loved by many.
She is preceded in death by her parents; Eugene and Juanita Presson, one brother; James, and her first husband; Ralph Griffith.
She is survived by her husband; Rick Crook, three sons; Ricky Griffith and wife, Amber, Randy Griffith and Cody Crook of Alexander.
Drew Nicole Melton, 17, of Benton, passed from this life on November 21.Â She was born March 22, 1995 in Hot Springs, to Fred â€śTedâ€ť Melton and Susan Melton Jacobs.Â Drew was a senior at Benton High School and worked at Arkansas Bone and Joint in Bryant.Â She loved playing all sports, including Golf, Softball, (short stop extra ordinair), Volley Ball, Basketball and her dream, to be on a Swim Team.Â Her plans were to attended University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in the fall.
It may be a long way to Baton Rouge, La., from Bryant, Ark., but a hot air balloon ride can bridge the distance and the decades between them.
Deborah Saucier, 59, remembers being a 10-year-old lying on the grass of her yard of her Lousiana home, her younger brother close at hand.