Archive - Apr 4, 2013
Wayne W. Shelnut, 84, of Benton died Tuesday, April 2, 2013.Â He was born Sept, 12, 1928, in Benton.Â Wayne was retired from the U.S. Air Force and he was a Baptist.Â
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Marie Shelnut; his a parents, Elbert and Bertha Shelnut; two brothers, James Shelnut and Connie Shelnut; a sister, Sherry Austin; and a grandson, Cody Dobbins.
Gerald E. Scott, 89, of Benton passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013.Â He was born March 13, 1924, in Dillon, Kan.Â Mr. Scott was a World War II Navy veteran, a self-employed heavy equipment operator and a member of Zion Lutheran Church.Â
Mr. Scott was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Flossie Scott; four brothers; three sisters and one grandson.
Theodore Paul 'Ted' Helmich
Theodore Paul "Ted" Helmich, 74, died Monday, March 25, 2013, at his home in Benton. He was born March 27, 1938, in Benton to Edward and Edna (Hill) Helmich of Benton.
Ted graduated from Bryant High School and attended Arkansas Tech University.Â After two years in the U.S. Army as a mechanic, he graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas with a degree in mechanical engineering.Â Ted retired from Alcoa after 28 years of service.
The Legislative Breakfast is Friday at 7 a.m. in the cafeteria at Saline Memorial Hospital.
The community will be given a chance to weigh in as legislators recap the last two weeks at the Capitol.