Archive - Jul 26, 2012
BAUXITE â€“ In the world of sports, achieving personal and professional goals is everything to an individual athlete. Whether it be a basketball, football or baseball player or even a professional ping pong champion, goals are what keep an athlete motivated to be better and to become what he or she has set out to accomplish.
But when one loses a foot right above the ankle and is forever changed, how can that athlete stay motivated to battle past reality and still achieve those goals?
Charles Andrew â€śAndyâ€ť Curtis, 95 of Bryant, passed away July 22 at the home of his son, the late Charles Jeffrey â€śJeffâ€ť Curtis and daughter-in-law, Sondra Haile Curtis.
Born Sept. 3, 1916, to John Anderson and Jeffie Howard Curtis in Paron, Andy was one of nine children, all of whom are deceased. The siblings included Eunice Jackson; Allen, Don, Ed and Kelso Curtis; Rosa Lee Rickard; and Ellene Lancaster. He married Jimmye Raye Ramsey Curtis in 1944 and they had one son, Charles Jeffrey.
James Arlin Craig Jr., 65, of Little Rock, passed away on July 23, 2012, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born Feb. 10, 1947, to Arlin and Evelyn Craig, who preceded him in death. Jim managed his family business, Red Gate Liquor, which was established in 1951, then succeeded his father as owner. Through his tireless work and dedication, it expanded to a new facility in 1991 and grew into the flourishing business it is today. The success of the business was due to Jimâ€™s dedication to his loyal customers.
Jerry Lynn Thomason, 65, of Traskwood passed away on July 22, with his family by his side.Â
Jerry was born on May 18, 1947 to Cleo and Mary Thomason in Benton.Â He was very outgoing and loved putting his cars in antique car shows, fishing, playing music and shooting guns.Â Jerry retired from Benton Service Center after 17 years as a fireman.Â His favorite times were spent with his family and friends. He was of Baptist faith.
Jerry is preceded in death by his father, Cleo Thomason; grandson, Patrick Hilborn and grandmother, Willie B. Smith.