Archive - Dec 9, 2011
In 2007, a shooting on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., left 33 people dead, including the gunman, in what has become the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history.
On Thursday, history appeared to be repeating itself when a police officer was gunned down on campus. The officer, Deriek Crouse, had pulled over a driver for a traffic stop. The police report of the incident states a gunman walked into the parking lot where the traffic stop had occurred and ambushed the officer. The gunman later was found dead of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot.
Kenneth Shepard, 80, of Benton died Wednesday, Dec. 7, in Bryant. He was born Feb. 19, 1931, in Hereford, Texas, to Henry and Mary Shepard.
Kenneth served in the U.S. Navy and retired from Alcoa. He was a member of the Good Samâ€™s Club.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Herman and David; and the love of his life, his wife Mary Beth.
Wanda Sue Peebles, 75, of Benton passed away on Dec. 5. She was born March 18, 1936, to the late Enda and Simmy Handley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy C. Peebles; and her grandson, Robert Lee Moore.
She is survived by three daughters, Brenda, Patty and Glenda; three sons, Timothy, David and Perry and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Dial and Dudley Funeral Home.Â
Online guestbook: www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com.