January 17th, 2014
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
Patricia L. â€śPattyâ€ť (Ryan) Brookins, 66, of Benton, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.
She retired from Baptist Health Medical Center after 35 years of nursing and practiced nursing for 44 years.
She was of the Baptist faith. Her family and friends will remember her caring and compassionate spirit, having received numerous honors from her career. She will also be known for her strong and perservering disposition.
She was predeceased by her parents, Nolan and Hazel Ryan of Benton.