Archive - 2012
Robbie Dewell Burleson, 74, resident of Mesa, Ariz., entered into eternal life on Oct. 21. She was Born Oct. 1, 1938 to James Wilbourn and Carmon Mae Burleson in Benton.
After graduation from Chula Vista High School in California, Rob dutifully served his country in the Air Force for the next eight years including assignments in Turkey and Libya. He was a devout Christian and a devoted husband.
Above all, he cherished his role as a loving father, Papa and Great Papa. He enjoyed fishing and all things aviation. He had a passion for the Sun Devils and Razorback football.
Nita Fogleman Stephens, 88, of Little Rock, died Oct. 23, at Four Seasons in Benton. She was born in Kaufman County, Texas, on Oct. 13, 1924, to the late Marvin and Katy Baker Fogleman. She was a member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church.
She was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Bryan Stephens; and sisters, Mildred Flanders of Longview, Texas, and Mary Kay Copeland of Garland, Texas.
Delbert C. "Babo" Ballentine Jr., 49, of Saline County passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 19.
He was born April 26, 1963, in Little Rock, to the late Delbert C. "Big Bo" Ballentine and Phyllis Townsend Ballentine.
Babo enjoyed Nascar races, the St. Louis Cardinals, listening to rock 'n' roll and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his daughter, Ashley Ballentine and husband Brad Hubbard; a son, Anthony Ballentine; a grandson, Ashton Hubbard, who was his pride and joy; two sisters, Darla Massey and Angelia Mayfield; and many nieces and nephews.