Archive - 2012
Kelly Ashcraft Cunningham, 49, of Benton passed away Sunday, Dec. 23.Â She was born Jan. 19, 1963, in Little Rock to Norman and Gayle Ashcraft.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Gayle Blue Ashcraft.
She is survived by her husband, David Cunningham of Benton; daughters, Karissa McDaniel of Alexander, Kristin McDaniel of Alexander and Shannon Calhoun of Benton; brothers, Tracy Ashcraft of Bryant, Marten Ashcraft of Haskell and John Ashcraft of South Carolina; grandchildren, Wesley H. Stricklin, Parker H. Stricklin, Lexie Calhoun and Joely D. Calhoun.
Senior Master Sgt. Richard Allen Patterson "Sgt. Patt," 71, of Bryant passed away Dec. 25, with his family by his side.Â He had a very distinguished military career of 28 years in the Air Force and saw tours of duty in Thailand, Korea and England. It was in Norwich, England where he met his future wife Linda Crome. She was the love of his life, and her family welcomed the "Yank" into their home with open arms. Many a weekend in the 1970s was spent in the Tuckswood Pub in Norwich with brothers-in-law John, Tony, David and Bernard.
Zona Belle Grant, 82, of Benton passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26.Â She was born March 8, 1930, in Russellville.Â Mrs. Grant was a homemaker. She loved flowers and attended Gateway Church in Little Rock.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Garcy and Nola Jordan; husband Homer Grant; and two brothers, Eugene and Curt Jordan.
She is survived by her sister, Wanda Raper of Paron; brother Quinton Jordan of Boothwin, Pa.; half-brother Gary Don Jordan of Hector; three nieces; one nephew; and several cousins.
Noel's future was in doubt.
The victim of a hit-and-run driver, the elderly beagle faced uncertain days because of what was believed to be a broken leg.
After a full examination, one bit of good news emerged. The leg wasn't broken, but damage had been done to the muscles and ligaments. Following a period of rest, veterinarians expected her to be as good as new.
Noel faced a much more serious problem: She was homeless. However, thanks to the giving hearts of many people, she has found refuge with a Saline County couple.