Harold E. â€śHapâ€ť Houpt Sr., passed away on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Hap was born on Dec. 25, 1938 in Traskwood.Â He was a retired employee of Southern Foods and a Veteran of the National Guard.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Houpt; son, Harold Houpt Jr. and his wife Susan of Randleman, North Carolina; Douglas Michael Houpt of Randleman, North Carolina; brothers, Bill Sheets of Tampa, Florida; Albert Houpt of Benton; James Houpt of Benton;Â Doug Houpt of Texas; sister, Louise Sanchez of Benton; and granddaughter, Melissa Houpt of Greensboro, North Carolina.
A Benton man and woman were arrested on Lillian Street for allegedly being in possession of crack cocaine.
Louis Payne, 58, and Lillie Hill, 57, were arrested in connection with the incident. While serving a search warrant, officers allegedly found 6.2 grams of crack cocaine and items used to package and sell it, said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.
They were also charged for the home being within 1,000 feet of a church.
For the complete story, see Fridayâ€™s issue of The Saline Courier.