Archive - 2013
Robert Ralph Moser, age 74, of Benton passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. He was born July 26, 1939, in Thayne, Wyo. Robert was a self-employed engineer and a U.S. Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Helen Moser.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Moser of Benton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robbie and Jessica Moser of Cabot and Russell and Natalie Strange of Vilonia; two daughters Tracy Moser-Smith and husband Andy of Little Rock and Katherine Higgins of Sherwood; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Ernest E. â€śGeneâ€ť Ballard, 84, on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, had a special
meeting with his Lord Jesus: It was Face to Face. Gene was born March 12, 1929 in Benton, Ark., and is survived by his wife of 64 years, Vonceille; three sons, Glenn (Paige) Ballard of Little Rock, Sam (Becky) Ballard, and Steve (Debbi) Ballard; and a daughter-in-law, Cindy Ballard, all of Benton. He enjoyed his five grandchildren: Jason Ballard, Brook Neufer, Kelsey Schramko, Anna Ballard and Harrison Ballard; and seven great- grandchildren.
Preceding Gene in death were his parents, Sam and Mary Ballard of Benton;
Ronald George â€śRonnieâ€ť Young, 65, of Bauxite passed away Oct. 10, 2013, in Benton.Â He was born Oct. 24, 1947, to the late George O. and Anna (Barchoni) Young in DuBois, Pa.Â He worked for Union Pacific Railroad as a signalman and was a member of APA and the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalman and a Catholic.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Nelson.
Christine Enfield, 50, of Benton passed away on Sept. 28, 2013. She was born Dec. 24, 1962, to Charles and Viann Kueber in Flint, Mich.
BENTON â€“ The Benton Lady Panthers improved to 16-2 overall and 10-0 in the 7A/6A South conference with another sweep of a conference opponent on Thursday at Benton Arena. The Lady Panthers defeated Texarkana 3-0 (25-12, 25-13, 25-14) and have swept every South opponent this season.
Callie Brewer Tabor, 101, of Magnet Cove passed away Oct. 10, 2013. She was born Dec. 30, 1911, in Oden to the late Maudie Jane Abernathy Brewer and Ben F. Brewer.
Callie was a homemaker who loved gardening, quilting and tending her Iris. She was of the Baptist faith.Â
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Tabor; a son, Claude Elton Tabor; two brothers, Clarence Brewer and Cleve Brewer; seven sisters, Rubba Brewer, Clara Smith, Bernice Kirtley, Ruth Nichols, Ruby Kirtley, Cleo Morris and Jean Couch; one grandson, three great-grandsons and one great-great-grandson.
Donald Odell Williams, 49, passed away Oct. 6, 2013. Donald was born Aug. 19, 1964. in Little Rock to Odell and Christine Williams.
Donald worked as a foreman for the Pulaski County Road and Bridge Department.
Donald was preceded in death by his daughter, Samantha Williams.
Michael Ray Williams, 46, passed away Oct. 6, 2013. Michael was born May 1, 1967, in Little Rock to Odell and Christine Williams. He worked as a mechanic for the Pulaski County Road and Bridge Department.
Michael is survived by his devoted wife of 11 years, Sondra Willfong Williams; three sons, Cody Ray and Jason Michael Williams and Justin Michael Houge; two brothers, Robert Wayne and Victor Paul Williams; and his parents, Odell and Christine Williams, all of Mabelvale. He also had a deceased brother, Donald Odell Williams.
A call that came into Hot Springs Police Departmentâ€™s 911 dispatch center landed 54 year old Jeffrey Jay Spahn of Mailey Lane in Hot Springs in jail. Spahn was arrested by US Park Rangers on October 10th after a federal judge signed an arrest warrant charging him with Title 18 USC 844(e) making a threat of false information to the Government.
BENTON â€“ To say Austin Eoff is having success his freshman season so far as a Purdue Boilermaker would be an understatement. Eoff, a four-time All-State selection and three-time individual state champion for the Benton Panthers, has taken the Boilermakers by storm this season. Eoff has led Purdue in all three events this season, giving the Boilermakers no worse than a fourth-place finish.