March 21st, 2014
Roy "Wayne" Hall, 69, of Benton passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014.Â He was born Sept. 9, 1944, in Benton to the late Roy C. and Sybil Arthur Hall.
Mr. Hall was a retired operations supervisor with Kruse Meats and a member of Old Union Baptist Church.Â He served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one son, Stephen Wayne Hall; and one granddaughter, Erin Merritt.
Gill Ervin Taylor, 61, of Paron, passed away March 17, 2014.
Gill was born Aug. 9, 1952, in Hot Springs, to the late G.W. â€śDubâ€ť Taylor and Shirley Williams Taylor. He graduated from Paron High School and spent many years traveling the United States as a truck driver. He worked for Price Pipeline, and for the past several years drove for J and R Trucking in Haskell. When he wasnâ€™t working, Gill spent the majority of his time at his home near Lake Winona in Paron.
Gill was preceded in death by his parents.
John R. Eggers, 56 of Benton went to be with the Lord on March 15, 2014.
John was born April 21, 1957, in Little Rock to his parents, Oscar and Virginia Eggers.
He loved to travel when he got the opportunity. He enjoyed dining out and trying new foods, he loved watching movies and he was a dedicated football and Razorbacks fan.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Francis Eric Hanig, 50, of Hot Springs, passed away March 18, 2014
He was born Jan. 1, 1964, in Benton, to Daryl and Lynn Eubanks Hanig.Â
Eric was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Benton.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arthur and Margaret Hanig and Grady and Josephine Eubanks.
In a press release issued this morning, State Rep. Andy Mayberry wants to abolish the office he seeks. Mayberry today released details of his plan to eliminate the position of lieutenant governor in Arkansas. He is a Republican candidate for the office and will compete in the May 20 primary election. Mayberry first announced in August 2013 that he would run for lieutenant governor.
Rocky Brooks Denison, 61, of Benton passed away on March 16, 2014.
He was born Jan. 7, 1953 in Lamesa, Texas. He graduated from UALR in 1986 with an associate degree in nursing.
He retired in February 2013 from the VA Hospital, where he was an RN and a member of the Emergency Medical Response Team.
He also served as a constable in Saline County and a volunteer firefighter in Salem.
Rocky was an avid guitar and harmonica player. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and a member of the CAC Harley Owners Group.
Arthur M. â€śMontyâ€ť Anderson Jr., 56, of Benton passed away Monday, March 17, 2014. Â He was born July 2, 1957 in Little Rock.Â
Arthur was a dental lab technician and of the Catholic faith.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Anderson Sr. and Patricia Cole Anderson; and a daughter, Stephanie Renee Anderson.
He is survived by his wife, Carla Anderson; a daughter, Nichole Edwards (Jason); two sisters, Jane Ivy (Michael) and Lea Thennes (Mike); and one grandson, Vincent Anderson Edwards.
Saul Anderson Billingsley, infant son of Jacob and Britni Anderson Billingsley of Benton,Â passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.Â
His great-grandmothers, June Hardy and Jimmie Kilpatrick, preceded him in death.
Juanita May Babbitt, 87, of Mt. Ida passed away Monday, March 17, 2014. She was born March 6, 1927 in Benton. Juanita was a homemaker and a member of Lake Ouachita Baptist Church.
Mrs. Babbitt was an avid gardener and a longtime volunteer at the Mt. Ida Senior Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas N. Rowland and Grace Thelma Gober Rowland; her husband, L.V. Babbitt; one brother; and one sister,
Our family sadly announces the passing of Danny Floyd Wear on March 12, 2014. Danny was born March 18, 1948, at home in Benton.
Danny spent most of his life in Coos Bay, Ore., where he graduated from North Bend High school. Right out of high school he joined the Navy and served on the USS Kitty Hawk one year in Vietnam at the peak of the fighting and the rest of his tour traveling around the world from Japan to Australia, always sending cards and gifts back home to his mother, who was his favorite person in the world.,