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August 06, 2012
My prayer are wirh rhe family I never got honor to no him but my heart fil the lost of a good man and my heart and prayer are with the family he and I will always have something in comon and thats our bday he always be in my heart
August 06, 2012
When I was a kid growing up in South Phoenix we use to play football in the dirt fields and everybody wanted to be Art or Benny Malone. I had the pleasure to meet Mr. Art Malone while I was a writer/photographer for The Arizona Informant Newspaper. He really made my day, and a day that I will never forget.
Years later I met Art brother James and his wife Michelle. All I can say is Greatness runs in the Malone family.
August 06, 2012
When I was a kid growing up in South Phoenix we use to play football in the dirt fields and everybody wanted to be Art or Benny Malone. I had the pleasure to meet Mr. Art Malone while I was a writer/photographer for The Arizona Informant Newspaper. He really made my day, and a day that. I will never forget.
Years later I met Art brother James and his wife Michelle. All I can say is Greatness runs in the Malone family.
August 06, 2012
May God continue to bless the Malone family.
August 05, 2012
I knew Art Malone, when I was 6. I would attend football and track practice with my father, Coach Bill Stovall. Art was superman to me, I was told that I would grab his sweats and put them on, as he worked out. Art gave me his State Championship medal in low hurdles, as an inspiration. I never attained such greatness, but, never forgot his kindness and generosity. He was only a teenager at the time, but, I understand, that those parts of him, never changed.
On another note, my Dad told me a story. He said at one point, Art's father, Benjamin Malone, took his children out of school, to work in the fields. The cotton fields in Eloy Arizona. At the time, my dad was the head football coach at Santa Cruz Union High School. Dad drove out, to speak with Benjamin Malone about this. He found him on his front porch reading the Bible. Spoke to him about the potential of his children coming back to, and continuing their education and athletic endevours. Mr. Malone agreed, and the children returned to school. My father found a job for Mr. Malone with the City of Eloy, which helped them financially.
Without this 'meet up', and my dad finding Mr. Malone the job, I don't think Art nor Benny, would have ever gone on to college, let again, the NFL. Kudos to Coach Bill Stovall, and to Benjamin Malone for taking the leap that they did.
August 05, 2012
I grew up in the Coolidge-Eloy-Casa Grande "triangle" and knew Art when we were children. I remember the wonderful smile he always had on his face that I know was a reflection of his beautiful heart and soul. We were children of farm workers so I also remember working together in the cotton fields to earn money. We both attended Arizona State in Tempe and years later when we both worked for the University, he teased me about the Eloy vs. Coolidge games and my being a "Bear" because as a child I lived north of Selma Highway and had to attend Coolidge not Eloy schools. After I married and my husband and I attended all ASU home games, Art made it a point to "check" on us as he went about his work duties. Finally, in the mid-1990s when I was the scholarship coordinator at Marcos de Niza High School, I had the pleasure of working with one of his lovely daughters. Art Malone was indeed a great football player but to me he was a great friend with a great, kind heart first. He will always be one of the great memories of my entire life. My prayers are with his beloved family. May each of you find comfort in knowing that he is still smiling down up you and may you remain strong with this Bible verse: "I am leaving you with a gift --peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So do not be troubled or afraid." John 14:27
August 05, 2012
To all that posted It is greatly appreciated from the whole Malone family we thank all the love and support, and prayers through this difficult time. But we/I know he is looking down on us with his priceless smile. Again Thank You All, for Family/Friends/Fans!

~Michael Malone
Benny's Malone Son
August 04, 2012
Shalom for the family.
August 04, 2012
I met Art when I first arrived at ASU-We had a good friendship-a pleasant individual and good friend--I was please to see so many people come out to his Memorial Service-Art--Rest In Peace
August 04, 2012
Art was my boss when I worked under contract for the ASU Basketball program. he was always helpful and had a contagious smile . Hw will be missed. LoAnn Bell

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