November 15th, 2014
Betty Jean Reed, 84, a longtime resident of Wheaton, Ill., and formerly of Benton, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 13, at DuPage Convalescent Center in Wheaton.Â She was born Jan. 9, 1930 near Benton to Lawrence and Lillie Mae Glass.
Merle Julius Hollowoa, 87, of Lonsdale passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014.Â He was born Aug. 26, 1927 to the late Ella Williamson Hollowoa and Julius Hollowoa in Buckville.
Merle was a member of Lonsdale Baptist Church and a lifetime member of Rubicon Masonic Lodge F.& A.M. #627 in Benton.
He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Nellie Jean Hollowoa; one brother, Lester Hollowoa; and two sisters, Lola Merrideth and Florence Neal.
Survivors include one daughter, Cindy Baker; one son, Windle Hollowoa; and two grandchildren.