Archive - Jan 2013
Dora Elsie Woods, 85, of Bryant passed away Friday, Jan. 18. She was born Dec. 23, 1925, in Chesham, England. Dora was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Victor Gunnell and Chequers Yard Gunnell; and her husband, William Wesley (Bill) Wood.
She is survived by her son, William V. Woods and wife Deleta of Bryant; three grandchildren, Kenneth Byrd and wife Sherrie of Palacious, Texas, Keith Byrd and wife Danna of Bryant, and Kevin Byrd and wife Lisa of Texas.
A graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Pinecrest Cemetery.Â
Dr. Roger Keith Hairston, 53, of Texarkana, passed away Thursday, January 17.Â He was born April 22, 1959 in Little Rock to Dwain and Helen Hairston of Benton.Â He graduated from Benton High School and then served in the United States Air Force.Â Roger then attended U.A.L.R. and U.A.M.S., where he received a Doctor of Medicine Degree and interned in Pathology.
William Hueitt â€śBillâ€ť Black, 66, of Benton went home to be with his heavenly father on Friday, January 18. He was born October 17, 1946 in Little Rock to Hueitt and Annabel Black. Bill was retired from Alcoa and spent his time helping out and playing golf at Longhills Golf Course in Benton. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Benton where he served as an usher. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hueitt and Annabel Black and his daughter, Lorie Lynn Black.
Henry â€śFrogâ€ť Floyd Tackett Sr., 68 of Alexander went to be with the Lord on January 17. He was a retired truck driver and a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Little Rock.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Charles D. and Ethal M. Tackett Harrison, and his daughter; Ethal M. Tackett.
On 1-19-13, at approximately 9:30 PM, officers with the Benton Police Department responded to the I-30 South Service Road near the 114 mile marker on report of a pedestrian vs. vehicle accident.
The short email read: "Hello. If there are more photos of this accident, please send them to me. This was my husband, Ronald Williams." Signed, Kate Williams.
At 6:25 a.m. on Jan. 11, a fatal crash at mile marker 112 on the eastbound lane of Interstate 30 took the life of an unidentified man.
A man described as a "legend" among local law enforcement is to be buried today at Old Rosemont Cemetery in Benton.
The graveside service for Sam E. "Pokey" Gipson will follow a 2 p.m. funeral at Ashby Funeral Home.
Gipson, 73, died Monday, Jan. 14, at his home in Benton.
He had had a lengthy career in police work, retiring from both the Benton Police Department and the Saline County Sheriff's Office.
It was 12 days ago that three Saline County residents were arrested by Saline County Sheriff deputies for allegedly holding three women hostage inside a trailer in Alexander and beating them.
The father of one of the suspects told The Saline Courier that his son was wrongfully arrested and fears this incident could send 23-year-old Eli Wilson to prison.
Terry Fay Russell, 60 of Alexander, passed away on Jan. 16, 2013.
He loved fishing and old classic cars. He was a loving man who loved his wife and had a love for all children. He was a father to many, loved to play pranks, was always joking and always shared love with everyone he met. He was a God-fearing Christian man.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Erple and Willie Russell; and his brother, Perry Russell.
Guy D. â€śButchâ€ť Hendrix, 69, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 17. He was born Nov. 11, 1943, at the Bauxite hospital.
Butch retired from Alcoa as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of New Life Church of God, member of Moose Lodge No. 2567, a die-hard Elvis Presley fan and loved hunting, fishing, and camping. He coached softball at Sardis and was very proud to be a Watch Dog Dad at Pine Haven Elementary School.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy Willis Hendrix and Helen Ruth Lemons Hendrix; a daughter, Tina Renee Hendrix Quantz; and an infant grandson.