May 12th, 2014
Barbara Toney Wheeler went to bed in late March healthy and fit. She set her alarm for her morning job as a caseworker at Timber Ridge Ranch. When she awakened, she fell out of bed, striking her head and fracturing the C4 vertebrae in her neck.
Barbara was a member of the Benton High School Class of 1970. The former homecoming queen now needs the help of her community in order to receive the treatment she needs.
Don H. Howard ("Paw Paw"), 88, of Lonsdale,Â was bornÂ Sept. 8,Â 1925, to Wilbert and Sally Howard in Hot Springs.Â He departed this life for his heavenly home on May 8, 2014.Â
HeÂ was a retired electrician,Â a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and a retired cattle farmer.
He was a veteran of World War II.Â Â
Charles Wayne Clay, 70, a resident of the Salem community. died May 9, 2014.Â Wayne was born Dec. 27, 1943, to the late Jimmy E. and Elsie Faye Clay. Wayne served in the health-care profession as an LPTN for 42 years at the Benton Services Center. He retired after 12 years with hospice.
Also preceding him in death was his brother, Gary Don Clay.