Archive - Dec 24, 2012
Once again, the Elf Club at Benton Middle School came through in a big way to help children who otherwise would face a bleak holiday.
Starting a year ago, the students sponsored projects to raise money for the annual toy drive that benefits hundreds of local families.
And the sponsoring organization, Saline County Kiwanis Club, say it's one of the most rewarding projects they have ever been involved in.
Coyce Boone, 77, of Bryant, passed peacefully into the care of his heavenly Father on Friday, December 21.
He was born on November 3, 1935 to Frank and Maudie Boone.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Billy Campbell Boone; brother-in-law James Adams; sister-in-law Edna Lee Boone; niece Leslie Miller; and father and mother-in-law Harold and Melba Jones.
Jennifer â€śLeaâ€ť Darnell Ellingston, age 39, of Benton, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2012. She was born August 10, 1973 in Little Rock to Mike Darnell and Debbie Littlejohn. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Benton. Before becoming fully disabled, Lea worked as a certified nursing assistant.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandmother, Evalyn Littlejohn, and grandfather, Roger Darnell.
Katherine Deloris Stone, 77 of Camden, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, at Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs. She was born March 1, 1935, to Bryan and Lois Parson Baxley in Bauxite.
She was a member of Cullendale First Baptist Church, Camden Flower Club, Hospital Auxiliary and Order of the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Carl Baxley.
She is survived by her husband, Edwin Stone; a son, David Stone both of Camden; two granddaughters, Kaitlyn Stone and Lauren Stone, both of Royal; and two sisters, Margaret Rainey of El Dorado and Martha Crouse of Sheridan.
Mary Caple Glenn, 69, of Little Rock, formerly of Benton, passed away Dec. 19. She was born June 6, 1943, in Benton to the late Raymond Hughes Sr. and Helen Franks Hughes.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; a brother Ervin Hughes; three sisters, Francis Wilkerson, Reba Gay and Theresa Mize; and a daughter, Rebecca Caple.
Lula Mae Miller, 76, of Benton died Friday, Dec. 21. She was born Jan. 12, 1936 in Abilene, Texas, to Floyd and Nollie Seth Willis. She was the youngest of three children. She graduated from Abilene High and attended Abilene Christian College. While living in Alaska, she worked as a Tupperware manager and a substitute teacher. She retired from Arkansas State Revenue Central Office in Little Rock. In November 1956, Lula married the love of her life, Thomas Edison Miller Jr. Lula is preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Betty Newton, of Abilene, Texas.