Archive - 2012
Ronnie G. Whitley, 62, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died Tuesday, November 27. He was the son of the late, Larence H. and Goldie DeLong Whitley. Mr. Whitley was a member of Cornerstone Church and had served in the Tennessee National Guard.
He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Sherry N. Whitley and Carol Whitley Young.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Wanda Kay Gatlin Whitley, son, Gary Whitley and wife, Linda and daughter, Carla Grebert and husband, Michael. Brother-in-law, Philip Gatlin and wife, Becky and several nieces and nephews.
Anna Belle (Jobe) Orrell, 79, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, November 27, at Cabot Nursing & Rehab Center. She was born February 11, 1933 in North Little Rock to the late Harold W. and Mamie Mae (Hackler) Jobe. Mrs. Orrell was of the Baptist faith and retired from Teletype.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Hurshul L. Orrell.
She is survived by two sisters, Faye Rozier and Amye Hicks and husband Harold; one brother, Ronald Jobe, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. DarrellÂ Lewis Walden died at his home in Benton, on Nov. 27.Â He was born May 10, 1940. in Bauxite to the late Ed and Nedgie Croxton Walden.
Darrell retired to Benton following a career in explosive ordnance disposal in the U.S. Army, during which he traveled the world with various government officials as part of their guard detachments.Â He served in this capacity during the Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter debate in San Francisco.
Keith Beck, 63, of Benton died November 27.Â He was born Nov. 30, 1948 in Little Rock to the late Herbie Fred Beck and Mardell Nash Beck.
Keith worked for Reynolds Metals for 13 years before joining the Benton Police Department as a sergeant, where he retired.Â He was a past president of the Police Union, Fraternal Order of Police President, and a member of Holland Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
Bobby Wilson, 57, of Mabelvale, passed away Nov. 22. He loved to hunt, fish, being outdoors, coaching Little League sports, and loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wilson; and his brother, Rick Wilson.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Wilson; two daughters, Jessica Faust and husband Cole and Corrie Jackson and husband Tommy; one sister, Charlotte Jones and husband Chuck; one brother, Burney Summers; and two grandchildren. Christopher Wilson and Emma Jackson.
JoAnn Warford Corley, 79, a lifelong resident of Glen Rose. passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.
She was born June 23, 1933, the daughter of Jesse and Alice Jenkins Warford.Â JoAnn worked in the cafeteria at Glen Rose Schools for 35 years and also did volunteer work for the Salvation Army.Â She was a member of the Malvern and Saline Moose Lodges, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Glen Rose Missionary Baptist Church.Â JoAnn enjoyed cooking and dancing and loved her family very much.Â
Carla Jay Manning, 20, of Benton passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24. She recently graduated from Remington College as a medical assistant and X-ray technician. She was a member of Glad Tidings Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Pangburn.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Carl Manning.
A jury trial for an Arkansan accused of defrauding more than $40,000 from the city of Bryant was scheduled to take place on Dec. 5.
However, on Monday, Saline County Circuit Judge Robert Herzfeld approved a motion from attorney Parker Jones to continue the trial to 9 a.m. on March 26 and 27.
Jones is serving as legal counsel for 38-year-old Christopher Dwayne Barnes, who is facing a charge of theft of property in Saline County.
The Benton Freshman Panthers, behind 13 points from Jackson Oulch and 12 points from Clay Anderson, defeated Cabot North 39-21 Monday night. The win improves Bentonâ€™s season record to 7-1.
â€śItâ€™s always nice to win the home opener,â€ť Panther Head Coach David Torres said. â€śWe got off to a bit of a slow start, but weâ€™re able to speed up the game halfway through the first quarter. Cabot North is a big, long team and we were able to get them into an up-tempo game.â€ť
A registered sex offender living near two day-care centers was arrested on Nov. 20, authorities said.
Lt. Kevin Russell, public information officer for the Benton Police Department, said 48-year-old William Marsh is a convicted Level 3 sex offender and was charged with failure to comply with registration and reporting requirements.
Russell said that detectives had received information that Marsh wasnâ€™t in compliance of his release terms by living at an unregistered address in Benton.