Archive - Jun 4, 2012
Last summer The Saline Courier introduced readers to a 2-year-old boy named Easton Begoon who had been diagnosed on July 25, 2011, with T-cell leukemia.
The community responded in droves to help the family with everything from financial aid â€” and the medical bills still continue to mount today â€” to prayers and emotional support. In fact, Alan Gibson of the Red Cross told the Courier how overwhelmed his staff was to see Saline County residents donate 150 pints of blood at three different events in three days.
Cheryl Annette Callahan, 56, of Bryant, passed away May 30.Â She was born August 8, 1955 in Pasadena, Texas to the late Granville (Buddy) and Bobbie Benedict Callahan.Â CherylÂ was of the Baptist faith, worked as a Dental Assistant and enjoyed coordinating the Tuesday night dances at the Benton Senior Adult Center.
She is survived by her son, Jason Domerese of Bryant, brother, Wayne Callahan and wife, Diane of Rogers, sister Linda Verwiebe and husband, Andy of Clarksville, grandson, Dane Domerese of Bryant.
Rogie Dale "Ducky" Garrett, 51, of Paron, passed away May 30.Â He was born July 11, 1960 in Benton to Rogie and Pat Garrett.Â Rogie loved to hunt and fish and will be missed by all.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Garrett.
He is survived by his sons, Clint Garrett and wife, Kelli of Benton, Chad Garrett of Paron, parents, Rogie Garrett of Paron and Pat Garrett of Benton, sister, Leassie Isom of Paron, grandchildren, Cami, Cantrell and Cole Garrett.
Dick Calvert, 66, of Benton, passed away on Friday, June 1.Â He was born August 21, 1945 in Pine Bluff.Â Dick served as a State Farm agent in Saline County for 38 years.Â He wanted to express his gratitude to all of his policy holders and customers for their loyalty and friendship over the years.Â Dick was a member of the Presidentâ€™s Club, Chairman Circle and Bronze Tablet.Â He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends.Â Dick was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bryant.Â
William Robert Reaves, 66 of Bryant went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 28, with his family by his side. He was born on March 9, 1946 to the late, William and Roxie Reaves in Ferda. Robert enjoyed hunting, fishing, singing and camping. He was a song writer and played the upright bass. Robert was a member of Lighthouse Church of Benton. He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Roger Dale Sims; two nephews, Darrell Cullipher and Jon Jon Higgins and a very special friend, Pearl Fields.