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November 20th

Billy Ray Alder

November 20, 2014

Billy Ray Alder, 86, of Benton died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, surrounded by his family.  He was born March 31, 1928 in Benton to the late Roy Thomas Alder and Ethel Sarah Alder.  He served in the U.S. Army as a private technician from 1946-1948 and later retired from Reynolds Metals. Mr. Alder was a member of First Baptist Church in Benton. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Evelyn.

Sybol Audrey Cain Carter

November 20, 2014

Sybol Audrey Cain Carter of Benton died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in Benton. She was 93. She was born to the late Willie Ira and Mamie Cain in Lonsdale. Sybol and her husband David owned and operated the Western Auto store in Benton for 45 years. She was a member of many local service organizations for Benton, as well as Saline County, and she and David were lifetime members of the First United Methodist Church in Benton.
She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years, David Walton Carter, and one sister, Phyllis Anne Green.  

November 18th

Pilot in small plane crash in Chicago dies 

November 18, 2014

CHICAGO — Assistant Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Michael Fox says the pilot in asmall plane crash has died.

The small twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a home Tuesday, plunging into the basement but leaving the bungalow's two residents unhurt.

Fox did not identify the pilot but says emergency crews are trying to recover the body from the wreckage.

The pilot of the Aero Commander 500 had just taken off from nearby Midway International Airport when he reported engine trouble around 2:40 a.m. and asked to return to the airport.


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