Archive - 2012
The Downtown Benton Association is sponsoring its third semi-annual Creative Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22.
"Response to the annual spring festival was so great and such a success the last couple of years that we decided to add one in the fall," said Janet Ausburn, chairperson of the association.
"Saturday's festival will be even bigger and better offering more seasonal items along with other great handmade original crafts," Ausburn said.
She noted that the last festival drew more than 40 vendors.
Shirley May McGinley Evans, 82, of Nashville, formerly of Benton and Bryant, died on Saturday, Sept. 15, at a Nashville nursing home.
She was born Oct. 23, 1929, in Little Rock, to Connell and Lillie Tull McGinley.
She was a graduate of Bryant High School and a longtime bookkeeper at White Furniture in Benton. She was a faithful member of both Benton and Bryant First United Methodist churches.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond E. Evans; a son-in-law, Rick Castleberry' and a brother, Harold McGinley.
James Dale Wooten Jr. â€śWiegeâ€ť, 59, of Mabelvale, passed away at his home on September 13.Â He was born on October 22, 1952 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Wiege served in the US Army and was a member of the 82nd Air Borne. Wiege worked at many trades throughout his life.Â His most cherished moments were time spent fishing, hunting, and listening to sports on the radio.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Ann McDaniel; his brother Terry Mike Wooten and his sister Patricia Lynn Perry.
Jack Dalton Wilder, Jr., 76, went to be with his Lord and Savior September 14. He passed away peacefully in his home with family by his side. He was born August 28, 1936. He was a member of The Church at Rock Creek. He was retired from Lucent Technologies and Arkansas State Highway Department. He enjoyed playing golf, watching football, bowling, and joking around with family and friends. The family would like to thank the VA Home-Based Medical Team and Arkansas Hospice.
He was preceded in death by his first wife JoAnn Carter Wilder and his parents Jack and Alice Wilder.