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July 18th, 2014

Richard Lem Henson Sr.

July 18, 2014

Richard Lem Henson Sr., 76, of Benton passed away on July 16, 2014.
He was born April 29, 1938, in Little Rock to the late Woodrow and Fannie Hartzler Henson.
Richard was respected for his character, for doing what he said he would do and for being a man of his word. 
He served as a Naval aircraft mechanic on the USS Lake Champlain in the late 1950s. Stops at St. John’s Newfoundland, the Azores Islands and ports of call in the Mediterranean were highlights of his career in the Navy.
Richard worked as a salesman for a Sav-A-Stop for many years.

Artie Lorine Hatcher

July 18, 2014

Artie Lorine Hatcher, 94, of Benton passed away July 16, 2014.
Lorine was born Feb. 24, 1920, in Haskell to the late John A. and Mary Evielee Funk Shepard.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ward Hatcher; a sister, Faye Moore; and four brothers, Grover, Elbert, Clarence and Franklin Shepard.
She was a member of Tyndall Park Missionary Baptist Church.
Lorine is survived by four nephews, Paul, Wayne, Dale and Phil Shepard.
Funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Ashby Funeral Home with Brother Wayne Smith officiating.

Israel deepens Gaza push to destroy Hamas tunnels

July 18, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers.

Israel launched the operation late Thursday, following a 10-day campaign of more than 2,000 air strikes against Gaza that had failed to halt relentless Hamas rocket fire on Israeli cities.


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