Archive - 2012
A special holiday event is scheduled Saturday, Dec. 22, at the Royal Theatre in Downtown Benton.
The event will feature Oksana Pavilionis of Ovation Music Academy and others from her studio.
In addition to Pavilionis on 7-strings electric violin, performers will include Slavek Bolubah on drums and Brian Hamby on organ and piano.
Guest vocal artists also will be included in the program that will include Christmas selections as well as other holiday music.
Pavilionis said this will be "an exciting concert that will bring a lot of holiday energy and joy to our listeners."
Robert Lee Jones Jr., 83, of Alexander passed away Sunday, Nov. 25.Â He was born Dec. 15, 1928 in Little Rock.
Mr. Jones served in the U.S. Navy and was a Master Plumber, having owned and operated Jones Plumbing in Mabelvale for 30 years. He was a 33rd-degree Mason, past president and vice president of the Arkansas Plumbers Association, co-founder of C.A.J. Apprentice Committee and a member of the Lions Club.Â
James Harland White, 71, of Benton died Monday, Nov. 26.
He was born May 4, 1941 in Clinton. James was a U.S. Army veteran, worked for BFI for 21 years and was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gladys White; and his brother, Ray White.
He is survived by four sons, Timmy White, Tommy White, Terry White and wife Melissa, and Todd White, all of Benton; five grandchildren, Madison, Nathan, Jonathan, Katie and Megan White.
Arrangements are by Ashby Funeral Home.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.comÂ
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.Â 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, 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, 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.
Her family described her as "determined." Her friends described her as "someone who lights up any room she enters." Those that met her once, left knowing that they had just met a truly kind young woman. Following her tragic death in an automobile accident in the early morning hours of Nov. 21, a community came to consider her family.
Davey Lee Ramsey Sr, 81, of Benton, passed away Thursday, November 22.Â He was born April 24, 1931 in Saline County.Â Mr. Ramsey was retired from Reynolds Metal and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.Â He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he was a Deacon for 45 years.Â
Mr. Ramsey was preceded in death by his parents, H.C. âTonceâ and Lorene Ramsey and a sister, Gwendolyn âSnooksâ Rhoades.
Teresa Lynn Scarborough, 38, of Fayetteville passed away Tuesday, November 20, in Fayetteville. She was born November 5, 1974 in Pompano Beach, Florida the daughter of Charles Howard and Rhoda Parker Stroud. She attended Family Baptist Church in Springdale and worked in Child Care.
Velma Pauline Jones Daugherty died on Saturday, Nov. 24 at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton after suffering a stroke Friday.
She was 95 years old.
Pauline was born Jan. 23, 1917, in Sayre, in Ouachita County, the daughter of the late Jewell Hudson Jones and Jewel Ann Pearce Jones.
The family moved to Bauxite when Pauline was about 4 years old.
Pauline met her future husband, Warren Kelley "Doc" Daugherty at a church revival in Bauxite. They were married on July 30, 1933. Doc was the love of her life, and when he died on Dec. 2, 1995, they had been married for 62 years.