February 6th, 2014
Katie Ann Hughes, 82, of Benton passed away on Feb. 4, 2014. She was born Aug. 31, 1931, in Star City to the late Palmer A. McFalls and Maude Eleanor Buck McFalls.
Katie was a charter member of Parkview United Methodist Church. She was named United Methodist Women's Woman of the Year and Parkview UMC Mother of the Year in 2008.
Katie was a member of the Arkansas State Womenâs Bowling Association and served as a WIBC board member. She was honored as Arkansas Senior Women State Bowling Champion.
Katie is preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Robert C. Hughes, Sr.
Louise H. Rhodes, 103, of Benton passed away Feb. 4, 2014.
She was born April 1, 1910, to the late Dave and Eva Collatt. She was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church.
She taught at Bennett School, provided books for the Gann Memorial Library, was a guard at Reynolds Metals Co. during World War II and worked for the Red Cross for 41 years.
Louise was known as the âRed Cross Lady.â
She loved to read until losing her eyesight. Louise loved talking to people and telling stories to a captivated audience.
BENTON â Just as in their blowout loss at El Dorado (49-25) on Tuesday, the Benton Lady Panthers held a three-point lead at halftime against the Pine Bluff Fillies at Benton Arena on Tuesday, but couldnât hold on and fell 38-36 in 7A/6A South Conference play.
âWe just had a couple things not go our way,â Benton Coach Jerry Chumley said. âIt was a battle right there to the end. We were down, fought hard and gave ourselves a chance to tie and win it, we just didnât make it happen there at the end.â