October 27th, 2014
Months after her sonâ€™s death, a Benton woman organized a 5K race to raise money for a research foundation.
Sarah Burnsâ€™ son, Hudson Andrew, died Feb. 19, 2014, at the age of 16 months. He died in his sleep during nap time at a day care facility, she said.
The exact cause of death has not been determined, but it has been ruled a sudden and unexplained death in childhood â€” also known as SUDC. This is similar to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), but applies to children who are older than 1.
Hudson had been in perfect health, Burns said.
Elsie Mae Ashcraft, 85, of Alexander went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.
She was born Oct. 3, 1929, in Sheridan to the late A.N. Ward and Thelma Dortch Ward. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed shopping and spending time with her family. She was employed by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (state Revenue Department).
Mrs. Ashcraft was a member of Temple Baptist Church for almost 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Carolyn Sue Ashcraft; and a sister, Ethel Faye Torres.
June S. Caldwell Maner, 80, of Benton passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.Â
She was born May 22, 1934, in Ogden to the late Harold and Ninette Scholes.
She was retired from Benton Public Schools after many years of loving service. She was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church and the Senior Ladies Bible Study.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Harry G. Caldwell; her parents; and her brothers, Bob and Harold Scholes.