Archive - Mar 2013
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.
Noland Eli Abbott,, 81, of Benton, passed away on March 25, 2013 in Benton. He was born in Hunt County, Texas on August 25, 1931 to Clem B. and Celia E. Abbott.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his twin brother, Roland Abbott; sisters, Ruth Woodard and Doris June Abbott.
Noland is survived by his sons, David Abbott and Steve Abbott; brothers Charles Abbott and wife Esther and Dale Abbott and wife Karen; sister, Gale Baker and husband Kara; and four grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at Shady Grove Cemetery, Greenville, Texas.