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November 27th

Sunny Fraleigh Red

November 27, 2012

An amazing woman, Sunny Fraleigh Red, 91, of Benton joined her Savior early Sunday, Nov. 25.
She was born Aug. 7, 1921, in North Little Rock.  Sunny had the opportunity to celebrate this Thanksgiving with all five of her grandchildren and most of her 10 great-grandchildren. She had a full life well-lived.
She was an LPN who worked many years in the offices of Drs. Ashby, Hogue, and Thorn. She showed her love for people by her dedicated service to her church and community.

Madelyn Elsie Westbrook

November 27, 2012

Madelyn Elsie Westbrook, 90, of Benton passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24. She was born Feb. 13, 1922. Madelyn was a retired LPTN at the Arkansas Health Center and a member of Parkview United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Jewell Davis; her husband, Louis Lee Westbrook; and her brothers, Samuel Davis and Harold Davis.

Marie Wolf Simons

November 27, 2012

Marie Wolf Simons, 91, of Benton passed away on Nov. 24 after a short illness.
Marie was born Jan. 13, 1921, in Malvern.
She spent all of her adult life in Saline County and was a faithful member of First Baptist Church for more than 60 years. Marie was an accomplished seamstress and worked several years performing alterations at The Fashion in Benton and also sewed for family and friends.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Lindsey Schwanner; and her husbands, Woodrow Wolf and Gerald Simons.

November 26th

HOLLENBECK: Even turkeys have something to be grateful for at Thanksgiving

November 26, 2012

For several years the Courier has included in its Thanksgiving edition comments from local residents telling what they are most thankful for in this season in which we emphasize our blessings.
This year the focus was on school children, who certainly shared some interesting thoughts. You expect them to say, "I'm thankful for my my mamma, my daddy, my dog, my cat, my grandma, my grandpa, my house ... "
On and on and so forth.
Kids can surprise you, though. One little boy's answer was a real zinger. He said he was thankful "for calendars."

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