November 25th, 2014
Richard Steven Teal, 58, of Alexander, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.Â
He was born Aug. 10, 1956 in Benton.Â He worked for Smith Fiberglass in Little Rock. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Benton and the Riverside Hunting Club.
Rich was an avid outdoorsman and loved music and playing his guitar.Â He was dedicated to his family and his lake house, and his grandson was his world.
His father, Troy Lewis Teal preceded him in death.
Herbert Earl "H.E." Pitts, of Traskwood, was born May 25, 1938, to his parents in Little Rock, and died Nov. 20, 2014, in Little Rock at the age of 76.
He was a sheet metal worker, a Navy veteran, and a member of Mountain Home Freewill Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ollie and Leona Jones Pitts.
Zoe Turner, a fifth-grader at Hurricane Creek Elementary School, likes the tenth day of Christmas in the seasonal song â€śThe Twelve Days of Christmas.â€ť
In fact, she likes it so much that she was able to convince the judges of an essay contest that itâ€™s really the best day of all.
Zoeâ€™s essay about that particular day was selected as the top essay among all of those submitted in the contest that was open to fifth-graders throughout Saline County. (The essay appears on page 10 of todayâ€™s Courier.)