Archive - Mar 2013
Don Harold Richey, 89, of Benton passed away March 27, 2013.Â He was born May 30, 1923, in Benton to the late Charlie and Nettie Richey.
Don worked for Reynolds Metal Corp. and was an avid fox hunter.
Don was past president of the South Arkansas Fox Hunters Association. He owned and bred a dog that has won every major championship in the United States. His dogs have won the International Championship, the All-American Open and the Texas Open.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Wilma Richey.
He is survived by his daughters, Janis Boersma and Donna Corballis and husband Tim.
Roy R. "Mutt" Strange, 93, of Bauxite passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospital. He was born to Robert â€śBobâ€ť Strange and Carrie Johnson Strange on Feb. 7, 1920.
Roy retired from Alcoa after 23 years of employment . He was a member of West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran. Â
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Steva Lee Bullard Strange; a grandson, Greg A. Caple; a granddaughter, Cheryl R. Hawkins; a brother and two sisters.
Cathy D. Watts, 60, of Benton passed away March 27, 2013. She was born July 13, 1952, in Dumas.
She was a longtime member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Cathy was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an inspiration to many and will be deeply missed by all.
Cathy graduated from Benton High School in 1970 and was an LPN working for Dr. John Wright in Benton.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jim B.Â Mabry.
Rev. A.M. Block, 81, of the Sardis Community, passed away on March 27, 2013.Â Brother Block was born Feb. 19, 1932, in Clovis, N.M.Â
He married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Couch on Dec. 19, 1951, after a courtship that began with a fishing trip.Â Along with his wife, he raised two sons, Kenny and Michael and one princess, LaNita, by modeling hard work and sharing great wisdom. He then became the proud and generous grandfather of three grandsons who now possess his gracious and giving spirit.