February 14th, 2012
Joe Carl Cloud, Sr, 73, of Hot Springs, died Thursday, Feb. 9. He was born July 23, 1938 in Benton, to the late Tilford and Mary Caroline (Caldwell) Cloud. Joe was a member of Apostolic Faith Tabernacle Church and a 1958 Graduate of Benton High School; Quarterback and Captain of the Benton High School Panthers as well as an avid Razorback fan and self employed plumber.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters Gerine and Wilma and brothers Phillip, Charles and Hubert Cloud.
Charles T. Erwin, 74, of Benton, passed away on Feb. 9, at home with his wife by his side.Â Charles was born on December 27, 1937 to the late, William P. Erwin and Bertie Davis Erwin in Malvern.
Charles is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth Stiles Erwin, daughter; Â Charlisa French, 3 grandchildren;Â Craig Parker, Erin Parker, Thomas French, and a host of family and friends.
A celebration of Charles life will be held on 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at at Calvary Baptist Church in Benton.
To sign Charles's online guest book visit www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com.
The Wally Hall Tournament of Champions, already one of the biggest baseball and softball tournaments in the state, is expected to be bigger and stronger than ever before in its 30th year with an addition of a Triple Crown.
But with the loss of the funding from the Benton Advertising and Promotion Commission, due to Benton residents voting in favor of the plan to build a large-scale events center, the tournament needs sponsors.