April 9th, 2012
James Gary Howard, 53, of Benton passed away Saturday, April 7, at his home. He was employed as a service technician at USA Compression.Â He also served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Holland Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Kerry Howard; a son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Jessica Howard; a daughter and son-in-law, Jamie and Seth Thomas; four grandchildren, Travis and Andrew Howard and Gabe and Aidan Thomas; and a host of many family and friends.Â
Geraldine Konieczny, 68, of Benton (Tull Community), passed away Sunday, April 8.Â She was born May 24, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois.Â Mrs. Konieczny and her husband moved to Benton in July of 1976.Â She was a member of the Bauxite Historical Association and attended several local community functions.
Mrs. Konieczny was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Konieczny.
Robert "Bob" H. Fenner, 82, of Little Rock, died April 5 after a brief illness.
Bob was born March 8, 1930, in Baytown, Texas.Â He proudly served his country aboard the USS Kermit Roosevelt during the Korean Conflict.
Bob retired from the Arkansas State Police and from the Arkansas Army National Guard as a master sergeant.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred and Aubrey Laster; and a beloved brother, Jack Laster.