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August 13th, 2014

Helen L. Harbison

August 13, 2014

Helen L. Harbison, 82, of Benton, passed away Aug. 11, 2014.  She was born March 30, 1932, in Birmingham, Ala., to the late D.W. and Sally Mills Beasley.  Helen was an avid gardener, canning lots of the fruits of her labor. She enjoyed quilting, flower gardening and bingo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sons, Johnny Ray and Paul Fremought Harbison; a brother, Louis Beasley; and a sister, Dorothy Beasley.

P&Z gives OK to Longhills plan; dormant golf course to be brought back to life

August 13, 2014

A Planned Unit Development for the dormant Longhills Golf Course was approved by the Benton Planning & Zoning Commission on Tuesday night.

During the commission's regular monthly meeting, a public comment period was held and a standing-room-only crowd at City Hall heard details of the proposal to bring the golf course back to life and to include new multi-family housing units, a clubhouse, a swimming pool and a commercial property site within the development.

Rosco Eugene “Gene” Jones

August 13, 2014

Rosco Eugene “Gene” Jones, 83, of Benton, passed away August 10, 2014.  He was born July 2, 1931 in West Plains, Missouri to the late Sterling Rosco and Amy Edna Elliott Jones.  Gene was the owner and operator of Gene Jones Wrecker Service and Body Shop in Benton for well over 30 years.  He retired in 1993 and enjoyed working on lawn care equipment and spending time with family and friends.  Gene always had a joke to tell.
He was preceded in death by his daughters, Troyce Ann Thornelle and Frances Louise Robinson, brother, Bobby Jones.

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