March 19th, 2014
Juanita May Babbitt, 87, of Mt. Ida passed away Monday, March 17, 2014. She was born March 6, 1927 in Benton. Juanita was a homemaker and a member of Lake Ouachita Baptist Church.
Mrs. Babbitt was an avid gardener and a longtime volunteer at the Mt. Ida Senior Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas N. Rowland and Grace Thelma Gober Rowland; her husband, L.V. Babbitt; one brother; and one sister,
Our family sadly announces the passing of Danny Floyd Wear on March 12, 2014. Danny was born March 18, 1948, at home in Benton.
Danny spent most of his life in Coos Bay, Ore., where he graduated from North Bend High school. Right out of high school he joined the Navy and served on the USS Kitty Hawk one year in Vietnam at the peak of the fighting and the rest of his tour traveling around the world from Japan to Australia, always sending cards and gifts back home to his mother, who was his favorite person in the world.,
Mrs. Mary Lee Porchia, 81, of Benton passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014.
She was born Jan. 13, 1933, in Biscoe to Samuel and Etha Mae Collie.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albra.
She is survived by her children, Freddie Rhinehart of Benton, Burl Rhinehart and wife Vivian of Benton, Clarence Porchia of Miami, Fla., Mary Ann McGill of Benton, Loretta Porchia of Little Rock, Patricia Britton and husband Frederick of Las Vegas, Nev., and Linda Abrams and husband Orville of Little Rock; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.