Archive - 2013
James (Jim) Rice, age 68, of Bald Knob, formerly of Benton, passed away at White County Hospital on Dec. 6, 2013.
He served in the U.S. Army and was a retired LPTN. (licensed psychiatric technician nurse).
Mr. Rice was preceded in death by his parents, James O. and Virginia Robinson; a brother, Olen Robinson; and his grandparents, Charles and Martha Reason and Virgil and Elizabeth Lovell.
Charles Lee Gray, 95, of Benton, Arkansas went to be with the Lord, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.Â
He was born Feb. 3, 1918, in Grand Rivers, Ky., to Joseph Arthur and Bertha Grace (Thompson) Gray.
Charles graduated from Kensett High School. He earned a degree in education from Henderson State University and a master's degree in school administration from University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
He worked 39 years in Arkansas education at Manchester, Velvet Ridge, Harmony Grove (Benton), Bentonville, Wilmar, Harmony Grove (Camden), Fountain Hill, Biggers-Reyno, Paron and Bruno-Pyatt Schools.
Betty Gault, age 79, a resident of Haskell and Hot Springs, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 surrounded by her family.
Betty was a teacher at Bryant School District for 32 years and after retirement went on to teach at Crossgate Christian Academy in Hot Springs.
She was a member of Mount Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Haskell and was preceded in death by her husband, A.Z. Gault.
Von Elda Jean Marshall, 91 years old, died Dec. 7, 2013 at her home in Benton, Ark.
Born to Swedish parents, Charles Otto and Agnes Rydell Johnson, on Oct. 12, 1922, in Kackley, Kan., she was the seventh of eight children. She graduated from Scandia High School (the Home of the Flying Swedes) in 1940, after which she and her friend, Scrappy Nylund, drove Route 66 to Los Angeles, Calif., where she worked as a secretary in the shipyards and for Dun & Bradstreet during World War II.