Archive - 2012
Donald R. "Don" Masters, 71, of Benton passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4. He was born Sept. 18, 1940, to the late Walter B. and Eunice (McAllister) Masters in Antlers, Okla.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Highway Church of Christ and worked in the construction business.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, David Masters; and two sisters, Jenelle Bradford and Wanda Lou Plamer.
Kelle Gwen Phillips Ray, 47, of Alexander died Tuesday Jan. 3, at her residence. She was born Feb. 18, 1964, in Texarkana, Texas.
She was a 1982 graduate of Arkansas High School in Texarkana and a 1987 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, was a longtime pharmaceutical representative, and was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Little Rock.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ed Phillips.
Dale Newton Riggin, 75, of Benton passed away on Jan. 4. He was born Aug. 2, 1936, in Wilmont, to the late Rev. Robert L. and Bettie Dillon Riggin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and the mother of his children, Shirley A. Riggin.
He is survived by his sons, Robert Riggin of Little Rock and Dale L. Riggin of Malvern; three daughters, Dalenda Foster of Benton, Tami Horta of California and Kimberly Davis of Texas; two brothers, Don Riggin of Little Rock and Dean Riggin of Sardis; a sister, Ann Ashcraft of Malvern; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
David Allan Inmon, 58, of Benton died Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.Â He was born June 8, 1953, in Little Rock to Robert Inmon Sr. and Nina Hubbard Inmon.
Mr. Inmon was a Christian and worked in customer service for Democrat Printing Lithograph. He loved the Arkansas Razorbacks and was an avid golfer.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Nina Hubbard Inmon.
Mark David Neal, 52, of Benton died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 at his home. He was born Sept. 17, 1959 in Benton.
Mark was a former employee of Silver Dollar City and a member of Wright's Chapel Church in Benton. He was preceded in death by his father, Dock Neal.Â
He is survived by his wife, Shelia Neal of Benton; two sons, Shawn Neal of Bauxite and David Neal of Benton; his mother, Mabel Dixon of Benton; a brother, Jimmy Neal of Benton; and three grandchildren.
Graveside service will be held at 10 .m. on Friday, Jan. 6, at Old Union Cemetery in Benton with the Rev. Curtis Bryant officiating.
Thelma Elizabeth Farr, 92, of Bryant went on to glory on Dec. 28.
She is survived by her sons, Frezel Farr and wife Sandra of Little Rock, Kenneth Farr of Bryant and Nathaniel Farr and wife Mary of Altadena, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Wilma Roosevelt of Little Rock; two sisters, Dorothy Wallace and husband A.C. of Bryant, and Louvenia Peters of Chicago, Ill.; 22 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; a special niece, Pamela Barton; other relatives and friends.
Parker Alan Hilligas Purifoy, 4, of Little Rock went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 1. Parker and his twin brother, Paxton Blake, were born on Nov. 12, 2007.
Survivors include his parents, Nicholas Purifoy of Benton and Sherri Hilligas of East End; his grandparents, Karen "MeMaw" Purifoy and Jerry Taylor of Malvern and Tamie "GramBo" and Eddie Hilligas of Sardis; specia parents,
Cathy Diane Young, 52, of North Little Rock passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3. She was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Billie Sue Banks Latham; and a brother, Leonard Don Latham.
She is survived by her son, James Young of Bryant and his fiancee, Kera Harriss; a daughter, Angel Young of North Little Rock; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mary Stearns and husband James of Bryant; two brothers, Billy Latham of Jerusalem and Robert Latham and wife Brenda of Mayflower; and his father, Leonard V. Latham of North Little Rock.
A private family service is planned.
For most schools throughout the state, the Christmas and New Yearâ€™s holidays mean time off from homework, class and sports for athletes. But, not for the Harmony Grove senior high basketball teams. Both teams got back to work on Tuesday night, one day before even returning to school full time. The Lady Cardinals kicked the night off with a 3A conference match up against Episcopal. And what a Happy New Year it was for the Lady Cardinals, as they beat the Lady Wildcats 47-24.
The Bauxite Lady Miners came back from a big first-half deficit to defeat the Maumelle Lady Hornets 61-49 on Tuesday in 7-4A conference action at Fred Dawson Gym in Bauxite. The Lady Miners were outscored 14-7 in the first quarter.
Down 18-9 early in the second quarter, junior Mary Crow led the Lady Miners back. Crow hit a short jump shot at the 6:30 mark to spark a 5-0 run to make it an 18-14 Lady Hornets lead with 5:20 left. Maumelle (10-6, 2-1 7-4A) scored four straight points capped by a Daysha Ross 5-foot jumper to make it 22-14 with 4:15 left.