Monday, August 28, 2006


Two members of the Fort Logan Church of Christ on a birthday trip were in the Lexington plane crash:
After years of marriage, the romantic spark between Clark and Bobbie Benton was still aglow.

They loved to travel together, and Clark Benton had arranged a trip to Aruba to celebrate his wife’s 50th birthday, said Wayne Galloway, minister of Fort Logan Church of Christ in Stanford, where the couple worshiped.

“She was really excited about going,” Galloway said. “(They were) a very loving couple.”

The Lincoln County natives were aboard Flight 5191 when it crashed yesterday morning.

“They were model Christians, just wonderful people,” Galloway said.

Both taught Bible classes at church.

Bobbie Benton was always ready with words of encouragement for others, and Clark Benton took on a leadership role in the congregation, he said.

I didn't know the couple, but I do know Wayne, who preaches at Fort Logan. He used to preach at the church in Nicholasville, Kentucky several years before I did. He and I also were on the same trip to Colombia in January. I know it is a terrible loss for the congregation in Stanford and for the Benton family. Keep them in your prayers.

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