Archive - 2012
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.
The Christmas holiday season is often referred to as the season of giving. As 58-year-old Derrell Hill is confined to a bed at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, family and friends pray there are enough giving people to help fund a liver transplant for the Saline County native.
"During this difficult time, he spends as much time as possible with his six children, 10 grandchildren and other family and friends who all means so much to him," a family member said.
Thanks to a phone call from concerned residents, a suspected criminal was apprehended Tuesday, authorities said.
"A big part of helping catching criminals lies with people willing to share information with us," said Lt. Kevin Russell, public information officer for the Benton Police Department. "If you observe something suspicious and are not sure whether you should dial 911 to report it, we strongly encourage you to do so. We would rather investigate something that turned out to be nothing than run the risk of missing criminals in the act, as was the case here."
Saline County Basketball Scoring Stats
(As of 12/20/12)
G Pts Avg.
1. Mary Crow, Bauxite (Sr.) 13 174 13.4
2. Dezarea Duckworth, Bryant (Jr.) 10 132 13.2
3. Allison Tackett, Bauxite (Jr.) 13 140 10.8
4. Lauren Dempsey, BHG (Sr.) 11 116 10.5
5. Braxton Chumley, Benton (So.) 9 95 10.6
6. Courtney Davidson, Bryant (Sr.) 10 100 10.0
7. Laura Britt, BHG (Sr.) 11 106 9.6
8. Logan Davis, Bryant (Sr.) 10 96 9.6
9. Madison Brooks, Benton (Sr.) 8 69 8.6
Betty L. Martin, 73, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18.Â She was born March 2, 1939, to the late Beatha Ruby McKay White and Monroe White in Humphrey, Mo. Betty was a homemaker and of the Lutheran faith.
She was predeceased by her husband, James F. Martin.
Connie Ann Barger Fehrmann, 59, a resident of Benton, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Benton. She was born Oct. 3, 1953, in St. Louis, Mo., to the late Stuart Barger and Alverne Short Barger.Â