Archive - May 7, 2013
Dorothy Billingsley, 65, passed away May 2, 2013.
Dorothy was born Aug. 15, 1947, in Little Rock.
She was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity and the First Christian Church in Little Rock.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; Jessie and Opal Smith.
She is survived by Johnny James, her cousin, friend, and caregiver of many years. She is also survived by many cousins, friends, and family members, all of whom loved her dearly and will miss her always.
Mary Sue Gentry, 65, of Little Rock passed away May 5, 2013.
She was born Jan. 7, 1948 in Little Rock. Mary Sue worked for Cleveland Electric and Alltel and was a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse â€śPeteâ€ť McClain and Pansy Fox McClain.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Jaimie Gentry of Bryant; grandchildren, Jordan Gentry, Emily Gentry, Lily Carden, and Sylvia Carden; a nephew, Kenneth McClain; and two nieces, Janet Bredenberg, and Amy Goshien.
Billy Frank Barlow, 83, of Benton passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013. He was born April 10, 1930, in Paris, to the late Orvel and Mabel Barlow.
Jolly Darrell Robertson, 89, of Oppelo passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013.Â He was born Nov., 17, 1923, in Oppelo, a son of Wesley Robertson and Bethel Hamilton Robertson. He was a commercial plasterer, and former bait store/gas station owner near Nimrod Lake.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Darrell Robertson, and four brothers.
Waylon Sheffield, 82, of Bryant passed away April 24, 2013. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Bryant, a past member of the board of directors of the Bryant Senior Activity Center, and a Mason.
Waylon served in the U.S. Army from 1947 to 1969. He was a highly decorated combat veteran, receiving the Bronze Star while serving in Vietnam.
Waylon was a member of VFW Post 2256, serving as adjutant for 13 years. He was a former commander of the Military Order of the Cootie, an honor degree of the VFW, and a past member of the VFW Honor Guard.
A man was found Monday morning on the floor of his home on Chicot Acres in Mabelvale with a single gunshot wound.
At 7:15 a.m., Saline County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call reporting an accidental shooting.
Mike Eubanks, 55, was taken by ambulance to the hospital and was pronounced dead by an emergency room physician while MedFlight was en route to pick him up, according to a police report on the incident.
During the investigation, detectives determined the shooting was not accidental.
Google recently announced one winner from each state in the U.S. to advance to the national level of the sixth-annual Doodle 4 Google competition, a contest to redesign the Google logo.
Madeleine Robinson, 14, of Alexander, was named the Arkansas state winner.
Public voting to select five nationwide finalists is open until Friday at the following web address: http://www.google.com/doodle4google/vote.html.
More details are found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.