Archive - 2013
Ernest M. â€śTexâ€ť Phillips passed away Sept. 21, 2013. He was born May 24, 1919, in Tull. He was a sea-going Marine Corps veteran of Solomon Islands campaign.
He was a member and past commander of the VFW,. He was active in Masonic Orders and a past president of Lakewood Kiwanis Club. He wa active in local Republican politics.
Walter C. â€śPinkyâ€ť Caldwell, 86, of Bryant died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.Â He was born Nov. 3, 1926, in Lonsdale to the late Walter S. and Dora Moore Caldwell.
He retired as a dispatcher for Arkansas Power and Light Co. and served as a deacon at Temple Baptist Church.Â Mr. Caldwell served in the U.S. Navy and was a 32nd-degree Master Mason.Â
In addition to his parents, his loving wife of 57 years, Reba C. Caldwell, and 11 siblings also preceded him in death.
A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the official opening of the northern section of Military Road in Benton. The section of road between Burger King and Interstate 30 has been widened and traffic patterns altered to decrease vehicle congestion and to open the area to commercial development.
The plan to widen the road began during the administration of former mayor Rick Holland.