Archive - Nov 2012
Glenda Sue Mitchell, 72, of Benton, passed away Friday, Nov. 2.Â
She was born March 3, 1940, in Benton to the late Murray and Margarita Hamn.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond Mitchell of Benton; a son, Gary Rhodes of South Carolina; two daughters, Tracie Collie of Cabot and Kimberly Baker of Arizona; three stepchildren, Debbie Eldridge of Hattieville, Tammy Chastain of Siloam Springs and Tony Mitchell of Louisiana; a sister, Wanda Witham of Benton; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Donald Lee Denley, 66, of Benton passed away Friday, Nov. 2.Â He was born Sept. 9, 1946, in White Lake, Miss. Mr. Denley was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from the Benton Services Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis Maxwell and Ruby Smith Denley; and a brother, James Denley.
He is survived by his son, Randy Denley of Florida; a brother, Tommy Brotherton of Benton; two sisters, Helen Wyble of Missouri and Mary Russell of Benton; and two grandchildren, Janelle and Caden Denley.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Ashby Funeral Home.
Elizabeth P. (Bettye) Blake after 100+ years on this earth has gone to her eternal home to be with her Lord. Born on March 27, 1912 in North Little Rock, she was the second daughter of Max J. and Helen J. Pruniski.Â Â She lost her mother when she was three years old and was reared by her father and grandmother.Â She graduated from Mt. St. Mary Academy in Little Rock in 1927, and married Christopher Patrick (Pete) Blake in 1940 at St.
Linda â€śDarleneâ€ť Craig, 61, of Alexander passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 31. She was born Feb. 28, 1951 in Benton to Dale Grant and Eleanor Baker.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Linda is survived by her loving companion, Booker Simpson; four daughters; three sons; two sisters; six brothers; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Arkansas Funeral Care, 2620 W. Main St. in Jacksonville. Burial will be at Bayou Meto Cemetery. Arrangements are by Arkansas Funeral Care.
Carl Evon Berry Sr., 46 of Alexander went to be with his Lord on Oct. 29.Â He was born Jan. 19, 1966, to Tank and Pearlen Berry in Tucker.Â Carl was very proud to serve his country, retiring from the Army after 22 years of service. He also was retired from the U.S. Postal Service.
He was a member of Longley Baptist Church in Little Rock.
Carl loved to go fishing, camping and spending time with his family.Â He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend.
He was preceded in death by his father, Tank Berry Jr., and his sister, Linda Worsham.
Ron Mayfield, 59, passed away on Oct. 29, at his home in Benton.Â Ron was born Dec. 16, 1952, in East St. Louis, Ill. Ron was of the Lutheran faith.
He worked at Alltel in networking.
Sarah Ellen Dean Eaves, a resident of Dothan, Ala., went to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 29. She was 92.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Eaves; her son, Bill Kyser; and a grandson, Dwight Douglas Dimorier.
She is survived by her daughters, Geraldine Scribner and husband Harry of Benton, and Sue Thornton and husband, Roy Mac of Cottonwood, Ala; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Crystal Marie Taylor, 53, of Benton passed away Monday, Oct. 22. She was born Dec. 2, 1958, in Little Rock to Sammy and Virginia Butler.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Michael Moody and Michael Taylor, and her father, Sammy Butler.
Crystal is survived by her mother, Virginia Butler; her children, Megan Moody and husband Will, Matthew Moody, Kimberly Taylor, and Michaela Taylor. She is also survived by her siblings, Terrie Threlkeld and Clint Butler and husband, Robin; her granddaughter, Madison Moody; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lisa Baldwin, coordinator of the Saline County Christmas Parade, said the theme of the 2012 event is "simple but glorious": That theme is "Angels."
The annual event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, iin Downtown Benton.
Group organizers are hoping that many of the entries will capture "a bright and heavenly theme," Baldwin said.
Individuals and organizations wishing to participate in the parade may pick up registration forms at the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce, Books and Baubles and Paradise Pets, all located in Downtown Benton.
In addition to the presidential election, arguably the most discussed topic for voters concerns Issue 5, which would legalize marijuana in Arkansas for medicinal purposes.
While the support group â€” Arkansans for Compassionate Care â€” is asking voters to have "compassion" and agree that marijuana will help people with serious illnesses, there are many state leaders who say there is more to Issue 5 than what voters realize.