Archive - Jan 2013
Adrian Blood went to be with the Lord on Jan. 14, with his family by his side.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Adrian and Grace Blood; and his two sisters and one stepson.
He is survived by three sons, Ronald Blood and wife Candy, Bill Blood and wife Shirley. and Roger Blood and wife Wendy; one daughter, Julie Blood; his former wife and longtime friend, Jeanette Blood; a stepson, Rickey Smith and wife Lana; and a stepdaughter, Kimberly Bagley and husband Rick. He was greatly loved and will be missed by his family and friends.
James W. â€śBro. Macâ€ť McDaniel, 79 of Benton, formerly of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, Jan. 15. He was born March 3, 1933, in Robinville, Miss., to William and Josephine Walls Scott, but was raised by his grandparents, William and Lucille McDaniel.
He was a deacon at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro. "Bro. Mac," as he was known to most. was a retired employee of IBM, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was very active in his church and community.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and his first wife, Rosetta McDaniel.
James Derrell Hill, 58, of Benton passed away Monday, Jan. 14.Â He was born May 26, 1954, in For Smith.Â Derrell was a Master Electrician and taught for ACEF (Arkansas Construction Education Foundation) and was a member of First Baptist Church in Benton.Â
He was preceded in death by his father, James H. Hill.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Frances Hill; six children, Justin, Joshua, Janna, Jereme, Jonathan and Jessica; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several aunts, uncles and cousins, and a host of friends.
Cynthia Diane (Marshall) Williams, 55, of Smithton, Mo., passed away on Jan. 11, at her home.
She was born in Camden on Feb. 22, 1957. She graduated from Tipton High School and received a nursing degree from Barton County Community College.
Cindy worked as a registered nurse in emergency rooms for the majority of her life. She enjoyed gardening and making quilts for loved ones.Â
She was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce Craig.
Nancy Rogers Silfies, 55,passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, in Little Rock. She was born in Benton on Nov. 29, 1957, to John Rogers and the late Jimmie Lee Rogers.
Nancy graduated from Benton HIgh School and earned bachelor' and master's degrees from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.Â She was a teacher in the Bryant School District for about 10 years.
She chose to retire upon the birth of her children to focus on her family. She was of the Baptist faith.Â
Sam â€śPokeyâ€ť Gipson Sr., 73, of Benton passed away Jan. 14.Â
He was born Sept. 13, 1939, in Benton to the late Marshall and Ruth Gipson.
Pokey served in the U.S. Air Force from Aug. 8, 1957, to Aug. 7, 1963.
He retired from both the Benton Police Department and Saline County Sheriffâ€™s Department.
At the time of his death, he was serving on the Benton Civil Service Commission.
Two matters dealing with animals in unincorporated areas of Saline County will be on the agenda late Tuesday for members of the Saline County Quorum Court.
One is an ordinance levying an annual voluntary $5 tax on real property to establish animal control services in Saline County. The ordinance states that the Arkansas attorney general, in an opinion, has determined that a county quorum court can establish a voluntary tax by ordinance.
Daniel Ward Moore, 59, ofÂ Benton left this earth on Saturday, Jan. 12, to spend eternity with Jesus in heaven. Daniel was an Army veteran and served our country faithfully for six years.
All that knew him would agree that he had a large heart and that he helped and touched more people than he ever knew.Â He was a good son, brother, and father and loved his family and they loved him.Â
Bernard V. Heldebrand, 82, of Benton passed away Jan. 11 at Saline Memorial Hospital.
Bernie was raised in Camden, Arkansas.Â After high school, he served in the Air Force for 22 years.Â He retired as a flight engineer and lived in Hawaii and then Las Vegas. After his wife, Grace, passed away, he moved back to Arkansas. where he learned to fly small airplanes at age 67, bringing great joy to his life.
Cecil James Powell, 87, of Benton passed away January 11. Cecil was born on May 16, 1925 in Plumerville, to James and Mary Ellen Powell.
Cecil was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years; Jewell Powell, his children; Glinda Potts, Shelton Powell and wife, DeeDee and Christina Powell, 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; two sisters; Arteen Merritt and Vurnice Hardy and numerous nieces and nephews.