January 21st, 2014
Louis Willard â€śButchâ€ť Wingfield, 70, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 while at home with his wife by his side.Â He was born on Oct. 11, 1943 to L.B. and Lucille Wingfield in Spokane, Wash. eventually settled in Glen Rose.Â He is a 1962 graduate of Glen Rose High School.Â On August 28, 1965, Louis married Nelda McMullen, the love of his life.Â Louis was a faithful member of Fairplay Missionary Baptist Church in Glen Rose. He will be especially remembered for his strong faith and selfless nature; all who knew him loved him.Â
Raymond L. Champagne, 68, of Benton died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.Â He was born November 27, 1945 in Thief River Falls, MN to the late Frank and Selma Champagne and was a machine operator.Â Raymond enjoyed bowling and participated in several leagues.Â
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two siblings; his brother Leroy Champagne of Benton and his sister Sylvia Murphy of Newburn, NC.
He is survived by a brother, Frank Champagne and wife Hazel of Benton and a sister, LeNora Stevenson of Benton.Â He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Joyce M. Lee, age 78, of Benton passed away on Jan. 18, 2014. She was born Sept. 8, 1935 in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Joyce was a retired loan officer for Hurricane Creek Credit Union and was a charter member of Highland Heights Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Kathrine Powers Witt; and a sister, Beth Vaughn.
Frank â€śCorkyâ€ť Chenault, age 69, of Benton passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.
He was born to Floyd and Ethelene Chenault and raised in the Bauxite and Bryant communities, graduating from Bryant High School in 1962.
He was a 1966 graduate of Arkansas State Teachers College (now University of Central Arkansas), eventually getting his master's and administratorâ€™s degrees in education
Daniel "Danny" Davis, age 64, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. He was born March 14, 1949, in Hopper, the son of William Caleb Davis and Sarah Price Davis.
On Jan. 1, 1979, he was married to Marta Pipkin.Â
Jimmy Duane McGee, 51, formerly of Benton, passed away at his Dallas, Texas, home on Dec. 31, 2013. He was a graduate of Texas A & M.
Jimmy worked in the computer industry.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Roy McGee; and both sets of grandparents, the McGees and Maddoxes
â€śAll things pinkâ€ť would be the perfect way to describe Christine Huggins. Pink roses, pink clothes, pink dishes, pink earrings, pink handbag, pink whatever; if it was pink, it was made for her.
Christine Sweeten Huggins, 92, of Bedford, Texas, was born at home in Grant County on Dec. 1, 1921, to Lonnie E. and Leah Rucker Sweeten. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Bauxite.
Robert E. Lawrence Sr., 87, of the Shaw community died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.Â He was born May 27, 1926, in Tulip to the late Fred D. and Vella Styles Lawrence.
He was a mechanic.Â
In addition to his parents, his wife Virginia E. Lawrence also preceded him in death.
Helen M. (Gentry) Halpine, 84, of Alexander went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at her home.Â She was a homemaker and a wonderful, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.Â Her family was the love of her life and she devoted her every moment to being sure they were happy.Â
She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie M. Halpine Sr.
She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Sugg (Rick); three sons, Mike Halpine, Jr. (Vickie), Roy Halpine (LeAnna) and Ronnie Halpine (Carla); nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Howell â€śH.A.â€ť Steele, 85, of Benton passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at his residence.Â He was born in Benton on March 28, 1928 to the late H.A. Steele Sr. and Pearl Buffington Steele.
H.A. retired as president of the Hurricane Creek Federal Credit Union in October 2013.Â He also retired from Reynolds and served as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.
H.A. served on the board of directors for Saline Memorial Hospital from 1970 to 1978.Â He was a member of the Optimist Club and Razorback Club.Â