Archive - Jan 2012 - Obituary
Ronald Allen Prince, 53, of North Little Rock passed away Jan. 23, after a long and brave battle with diabetes and cancer. He was born Feb. 18, 1958 in Little Rock. From an early age, Ron displayed talents both creative and entrepreneurial which would serve him well throughout his life. As a boy, he wrote, edited and published The Arnold Street News, a neighborhood newspaper that also contained ads for Ronâ€™s other enterprises â€“ neighborhood plays and eight millimeter film shows for which he would charge admission and serve refreshments.
William Brian Hampton, 50, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, at his home.Â He was born May 30, 1961, in Fort Smith to William Burke and Demo Lee (Stephenson) Hampton.
He graduated from Benton High School in 1979 and was a 1984 graduate of University of Central Arkansas, where he was member of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. He attended Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Benton, was a member of the First Christian Church of Benton, and also attended the First Nazarene Church of Benton.
Mr. Hampton previously was employed at Benton State Bank.
Margaret Ann Young Nelson, 73, of Haskell, passed away Monday, Jan. 23.Â She was born October 19, 1938, in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, a daughter of Bennie Tapley Young and Helen Mathis Young Brown.Â She was a wonderful mother, homemaker, and member of Victory Baptist Church in Haskell.
She was preceded in death by a son Frank Nelson.
She is survived by her husband Ray A. Nelson of Haskell; son, Bennie Steven Nelson of Benton; daughters, Rayann Barry of Little Rock, and Susan Hanscom of Benton; sister, Judy Stearman of Little Rock; eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.Â
Michael â€śMickeyâ€ť Morphis, 62, of Benton passed away on Jan. 23, with his family by his side.Â Mickey was born on January 31, 1949 to the late, Hays and Donella Morphis in North Little Rock.Â He served in the Marine Corp. where he received a purple heart.Â Mr. Morphis enjoyed hunting, fishing, guns and the military.Â His greatest joys were time spent with his loving wife, children and grandchildren.Â He was a member of Salem Baptist church for over 20 years.Â Mickey worked at Union Pacific Railroad for over 30 years.