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September 22nd, 2014

MarySue Balkey

September 22, 2014

MarySue Balkey, 80, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away on March 4, 2014, with her family by her side.
She was born Jan. 3, 1934 to Burt and Zelma Caple in Benton.
She was a graduate of Benton High School, Class of 1953.
On Sept. 17, 1954, MarySue married Ronald James Balkey. She was a member of Avondale United Methodist Church.
MarySue was preceded in death by her husband; and two brothers, Alvin and Milton.

Martha Lynn Rainwater

September 22, 2014

Martha Lynn Rainwater, 68, of Bauxite passed away Sept. 18, 2014.
She was born Dec. 13, 1945, in Memphis, Tenn., to Chester and Maggie Riley Steele.
She was a member of Pleasant Hills Baptist Church.
She is survived by her loving husband, Jimmy Curtis Rainwater Sr. of Bauxite; a son, Jimmy Curtis Rainwater Jr. and wife Karen of Cabot; a daughter, Debora Richey and husband John of Bauxite; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many other family members and friends who loved Martha dearly and will miss her always.

September 19th

Miguel Cruz

September 19, 2014

Miguel Cruz, 34, of Benton, passed away Sept. 14, 2014. He was born May 21, 1980, in Chicago, Ill., to Mary Lou Barber and the late Jose Luis Cruz.
Miguel was an electronic whiz. He was a former newspaper carrier for The Arkansas Democrat and The Saline Courier.
Miguel is remembered for being outgoing and was well-loved by everyone who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his father; and his brother, Juan Cruz.


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