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20 MAY 2021 WorldWide Drilling Resource ® In Memoriam Billy Roy “BR” Haynes (1926~2021) Little Beaver, Inc. in Livingston, Texas, is mourning the loss of second-generation company president Billy Roy “BR” Haynes on March 13, 2021. He grew up in Livingston, graduated high school in 1943, briefly attended Texas A&M University, and soon left to join the war effort during World War II. After returning home, he worked as a golf pro before finally joining his father in the family business, Haynes Manufacturing Co. (now Little Beaver, Inc.), which became his passion and life’s work. He was initially a salesman for their products such as tractor-mounted mowers, brush saws, tree girdlers, and post hole diggers. Eventually taking the reins after his father’s retirement, BR began looking for ways to grow both the product line and the markets they reached. He recognized the potential of their products in a wide variety of markets, so was instrumental in expanding the company’s involvement in the rental and fencing industries. After a successful 27 years leading, BR gave the business to his sons Joe and John, upon his own retirement in 1987. Ambition and a knack for business showed itself in every facet of BR’s life. Under his leadership at the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department from 1960-1977, the establishment was brought into the modern era with a new station and advanced equipment. BR is survived by his wife of 70 years, Fayelene; sons Joe (Nancy), John (Londa), and David (Lisa); daughter-in-law Debbie; grandchildren Judy, Sarah, April (Joe), Matthew, Lauren (Kenny), Joseph (Stacy), Andrew (Amanda), Zachary (Katy), Ethan (Whitney), Austin (Brenda), Kelsey (Colin), Ryan, Brooke (Jack), Kyle, Blake, Jacob, and Lilly; 17 great-grandchildren; sister Francis; and other extended family. He was preceded in death by his infant son Jerry, son Jimmy, and daughter Janice. Charles Henry “Chuck” Ellsworth (1949~2021) After a 15-year battle with cancer, Charles Henry “Chuck” Ellsworth, 71, of Marion, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on March 11, 2021. Losing his mother at the age of 3, his father when he was 18, and his brother Kilroy shortly thereafter, Chuck truly valued and cherished his family. He worked in the family business, Ellsworth Well & Pump, which was established in 1929. For over 50 years, Chuck helped customers all over Ohio. He was always passionate about legislation, and was appointed by the governor to serve on the Private Water Systems Advisory Council. He also served on the Board of the Ohio Water Well Association, and was an ordained minister. Chuck’s legacy will carry on in his children Erin (Chris), Kristin (Chris), and Chuck (Brittany); grandchildren Tyler, Ryan, Drew, Cameron, Calvin, Calista, Samson, Juniper, and Penelope; sister Penny; and nephews Robert, Eric, Jim, Shawn, and Todd. Daniel Patrick “D. P.” Benson (1955~2021) Daniel Patrick Benson “D. P.” passed away at home on March 12, 2021, at the age of 65. Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Daniel was the first documented case in medical history to have had polio in utero. Thus, he was a poster child for March of Dimes. Fame followed him into the workplace as a young adult working with his father at Benson Pump in Conway, Arkansas. He had an extraordinary, natural ability for sales. After his father passed away in 2003, D. P. con- tinued to grow and expand Benson Pump into the successful company it is today. He was a magnet for fun and was loved for his sense of humor and wit. D. P. is survived by his spouse/husband of 31 years, Tony; sisters Deborah and Leigh; brother Kirk, and multiple nieces and nephews. Lest we forget...

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