February 20th, 2014
Marva Joyce Reed, 69, of Benton passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.
She was born May 10, 1944, in Hot Springs.Â
Mrs. Reed retired from the Arkansas Health Center and was a member of Ten Mile Missionary Baptist Church.Â She was a very proud member of the â€śBaseball Nanas."Â
Mrs. Reed was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Arvelee Teague; two brothers, Marion Lee Teague and Ronnie Teague; and a sister, Sherland McNeely.
David H. Wills, 60, of Sheridan, formerly of Benton, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 17, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald Wills Sr. and Nerva Wills; and a sister, Lorella Carol Jones.
He is survived by his daughter, Roseanne Henson; a grandson, Keegan Henson; two granddaughters, Heaven and Serenity Ross; brothers and sisters, Marvis Depew, Jan Leal, Pat Scott, Donald Wills Jr., Pixie Wiggs, Deri Wills, Margaret Thompson, Dennis Wills and Gina Gilmore.
Herschel Dean Yates of Benton passed away on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.
He was born Aug. 13, 1930, in Carterville, Mo., to the late Cecil and Edith Yates.
He was named for Dizzy Dean, the Cardinal baseball player.Â He played semi-pro baseball for a short time.Â He retired from the Arkansas State Police as a sergeant after 25 years of service.Â While working in Hot Springs, he gave future Governor and President Bill Clinton his driver's test when he was 16.Â He was laterÂ head of security at theÂ Governor's Mansion and the state Capitol complexÂ while Mr. Clinton was governor.Â