Archive - Mar 22, 2013
Karen Denise Curtis Higgins, 52, of Mayflower was greeted by the Lord and her sweet baby, Haylee, on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. She was born Nov. 17, 1960, to George and Sue Curtis of Benton.
Denise was the keeper of the future. She held the tiniest of hands and the largest of hearts. She nurtured our most precious gifts, our children and our hearts. They kept her smile beaming and her light shining as she passed on a piece of her gift to us all.
William â€śBillâ€ť Herbert Stoecker, 65, of Benton died Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
The son of the late Herbert Carroll Stoecker and the late Rubye Clark Stoecker, he was born in Ballenger, Texas, and grew up in Marianna.Â He graduated from T. A. Futrall High School in 1965.Â He earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Arkansas A & M College in Monticello in 1969. He began his teaching career as a band director in Dewitt, from 1969 until 1973.
Margie E. King, 80, of Benton passed away on March 19, 2013, in Hot Springs.Â She was born Nov. 24, 1932, to the late Elmer and Laura Huett in Mountain Home. She spent her life making a home for her family and treasured the time she spent with them.
She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Benton.
She was preceded in death by her husband of over 55 years, Homer; two daughters, Cynthia Zuber and Karen Robertson; and three sisters, Wilma, Helen and Pat.Â