August 4th, 2014
Phyllis Carol Rickard, 57, of Paron passed away July 30, 2014. She was born Dec. 11, 1956, in Perryville. Phyllis was a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and LaVada Sloss Johnson; a brother, Michael Johnson; and a sister, Rhonda Hicks.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Crystal Rickard of Bauxite; a daughter and son-in-law, Crystal and Jerry Dandurand; a sister, Pam Johnson of Paron; her grandchildren, Zaccary Dandurand, Katelyn Dandurand, Trey Barrett, Haley Rickard, Abby Rickard and partner Mitch Slaughter.
Herschel Ray Vaughn, 61, of Hot Springs Village entered into heavenly rest on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, after a long illness.
Herschel lived most of his life in Northeast Arkansas.Â He enjoyed football, boxing, singing, and telling silly jokes.Â He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Joiner Baptist Church.Â
Herschel was the son of the late Charles W. and Bessie Loeda Vaughn of Bassett. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Charles Gordon Vaughn.
Melinda Beth Hancock, 50, of Benton passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014.
She was born to the late James and Fran Glen Campbell on Aug. 21, 1963, in Kansas City, Mo.
Melinda graduated high school in 1981 from St. Teresaâ€™s Academy in Kansas City, Mo. She was a 1985 graduate of Southwest Missouri State University.
Melinda married Chuck Hancock on Aug. 23, 1986. She taught first grade at Malvern Elementary School where she loved her kids.
She was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Benton, where her family took an active role.