Archive - Oct 2013
Mary Jane Pitts went home to be with her Lord on October 23, 2013. She was born on December 20, 1939 to the late, Elborn and Elsie Smith in Grubbs.
She is survived by her daughters, Glenda Hollabaugh and husband Bobby of Amarillo, Texas and Gloria Schember and husband Joe of Ft. Collins; son, Donnie Huskey and wife Linda of Bauxite; grandchildren, Michelle Huskey, Clint Bryant and Nichole Schember and four great grandchildren; sisters, Marie Lawrence and Beverly Bell; brother, Millard Smith and a host of family and friends who all loved her and will miss her dearly.
Johnny Tanner, 75, of Benton died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.Â He was born Dec. 30, 1937Â in Little Rock to the late James Henry and Ethel Mae Thompson Tanner and was a resident at Arkansas Health Center in Haskell..
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William Michael May, 56, of Benton passed away Oct. 24, 2013.Â He was born Oct. 20, 1957, in Levelland, Texas, to the late William Dewey and Margaret Sims May.
William was a graduate of Magnet Cove High School, a member of New Friendship Baptist Church and a member of the Democratic Party.Â He worked as a dock loader at Levi Straus Co.
He is survived by wife, Anita May; a son, James May and wife Tara of Lahoma, Okla.; a grandson, Laikin May; a brother, Steven May; and a sister, Lisa Maynard.
Mary Mildred Huff Eubanks, 90, of Benton passed away Oct. 23, 2013, at Southern Trace Rehab and Nursing with her daughter and grandchildren by her side.Â She was born Sept. 5, 1923, in Visalia, Calif.Â
Mary worked and retired from Colonial Bakery and was of the Baptist faith.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mamie Huff of Visalia, Calif.; her husband, Leon Eubanks; and five children, Momi Eubanks, Bubba Eubanks, Roger Eubanks, William "Skip" Huff and David Eubanks; six half-sisters and one half-brother.
Bryant Mayor Jill Dabbs announced during a City Council meeting Thursday night that Bryant Police Chief Mark Kizer will be placed on unpaid administrative leave for five days beginning Monday, Oct. 28.
The disciplinary action results from an incident that occurred last summer when Kizer and School Resource Officer Lee Ledbetter used the city's credit card to pay for a meal at an upscale strip club and steakhouse while in Orlando, Fla., for SRO training.
A Benton Redi-Mix cement truck tipped over onto its side Monday morning while turning uphill from the westbound service road of Interstate 30 to Highway 5. The driver of the truck injured his left wrist, but was otherwise unharmed. The truck was empty at the time.
Ernest Campbell, 84, of Benton passed away on Oct. 23, 2013, with his family by his side.Â He was born Nov. 23, 1929, to the late James and Sylvia Campbell in Lonoke.
Ernest served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was proud to be a Mason.
He was preceded in death by his son, Larry Campbell, and a grandson, Joshua Wright.
Kenneth Jason Boyette, 39, of Benton passed away Oct. 22, 2013, at his home. He was born Sept. 3, 1974, in Benton.
Jason worked for UPS for 10 years and was a member of Forest Hills Missionary Baptist Church and belonged to many pool leagues.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Gloria Jean Thornberry Boyette; his grandparents, Shirley and Don Boyette; and his grandmother, Elizabeth Thornberry.
He is survived by his father, Kenneth Boyette of Benton; his brother, Matthew Boyette of Benton; his grandfather, Eugene Thornberry of Rison.
Ernie D. Gibson, 90, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Oct. 21, 2013.Â He was doing what he loved â€” working in his garden.Â
Ernie was born Jan. 3, 1923, in Jonesboro to the late John and Bertha Lawson Gibson. He was retired from Alcoa and had been a faithful member of Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church since 1950.
Ernie was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Jean Gibson; and his brother, J.W. Gibson.
Freddie Geneta Kirkpatrick Cash, 81, of Benton departed this earth for her eternal home in heaven on the morning of Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.
She delighted in her work as admissions representative at Baptist Medical Center for almost 20 years.Â