February 17th, 2014
February 14, 2014, is recognized nationally as the day of love. It is also the day that Reba L. Griffis, 81, of Benton, was promoted and transported to her everlasting heavenly home with Jesus Christ. With her entire family and best friend, Joe Fureigh, at her side, she made her final journey.Â Reba was born at home at the Bauxite Pumps on March 10, 1932, to a warm and loving family who lived there to operate the water pumps for the Alcoa plant located on the other side of Bauxite. Â
She was a lifelong, active member of Social Hill Missionary Baptist Church.
Ronald Tedford â€śBobbyâ€ť Jones, 74, of Benton passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Little Rock.
He was born Oct. 2, 1939 in Camden to the late Ernest Bengree and Carmen Marie McCullough Jones.
Â Mr. Jones was a computer analyst for the state of Arkansas and Alcoa Metals and taught math at Benton High School.Â He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the NRA.Â
A U.S. Army veteran, he was a decorated sharpshooter.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Edward Jones.