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March 21st, 2014

John R. Eggers

March 21, 2014

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

March 21, 2014

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. 
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.

March 19th

Rocky Brooks Denison

March 19, 2014

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. 'Monty' Anderson Jr.

March 19, 2014

Arthur M. “Monty” Anderson Jr., 56, of Benton passed away Monday, March 17, 2014.  He was born July 2, 1957 in Little Rock. 
Arthur was a dental lab technician and of the Catholic faith. 
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

March 19, 2014

Saul Anderson Billingsley, infant son of Jacob and Britni Anderson Billingsley of Benton, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. 
His great-grandmothers, June Hardy and Jimmie Kilpatrick, preceded him in death.

Juanita May Babbitt

March 19, 2014

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,

Danny Floyd Wear

March 19, 2014

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.,

Mary Lee Porchia

March 19, 2014

Mrs. Mary Lee Porchia, 81, of Benton passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014.
She was born Jan. 13, 1933, in Biscoe to Samuel and Etha Mae Collie.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albra.
She is survived by her children, Freddie Rhinehart of Benton, Burl Rhinehart and wife Vivian of Benton, Clarence Porchia of Miami, Fla., Mary Ann McGill of Benton, Loretta Porchia of Little Rock, Patricia Britton and husband Frederick of Las Vegas, Nev., and Linda Abrams and husband Orville of Little Rock; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

March 17th

Lucille Rundel

March 17, 2014

Lucille Rundel, 78, of Benton passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Bryant. She was born Nov. 20, 1935, in Perry to the late Homer C. and Alma (Davis) Thomas.
Ms. Rundel was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack E. Rundel; one daughter, Debra Rundel; one son, Edward Rundel; one great-grandson, Jackson Stapleton; and one brother, Clarence Thomas.

Gayle 'MaMa Gayle' Bailey

March 17, 2014

Gayle “MaMa Gayle” Bailey, 76, of Benton passed away March 15, 2014.
She was born April 16, 1937, in Bauxite.
Gayle was a retired administrator at Serenity Park in Little Rock and a member of Discover the Joy Baptist Church.
Gayle enjoyed fishing, camping, reading and playing with her two dogs, Max and Ally.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Vassie Green Shepherd.

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