Archive - Jun 2013
Kenneth Taylor Gilbert, 63, of Benton, was born Nov. 2, 1949, and passed away on June 20, 2013. He was of the Southern Baptist affiliation and a member of the 173rd Airborne Alumnus. Kenneth was close to Jesus in his shared love of fishing and carpentry.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Charles (Milner) Gilbert and family members, Ruby Davis and Pam Brown.
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) â€” A huge-headed, duck-footed mix of beagle, boxer and basset hound was the upset winner at the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest.
Walle (WAHL-ee), a 4-year-old mutt from Chico, Calif., who was entered at the last minute, was judged Friday as the most unsightly of 30 dogs at the Northern California competition.
"This dog looked like he's been photo-shopped with pieces from various dogs and maybe a few other animals," judge Brian Sobel said.
Thirteen of the 30 Major League Baseball managers have been catchers in their minor or major league playing careers. Yes, 43 percent of todayâ€™s managers are former catchers, with six managers being former outfielders, and five managers who were shortstops in their playing days. Iâ€™ve always had an idea of the reasoning of why so many catchers become managers, but former Arkansas Razorback and St. Louis Cardinal three-time winning Gold Glove catcher Tom Pagnozzi simplified it for me.
â€śBecause theyâ€™re the smartest baseball players, thatâ€™s why,â€ť Pagnozzi joked.
Casey Daryl Hill, 27, of Benton passed away Friday, June 21, 2013. He was born March 7, 1986, in Benton, to Doyle Loyd and Mary Etta Hill
He graduated from Benton High School in 2004.Â Casey loved to play his guitar and drums.Â He played in many local bands.Â He was an avid outdoorsman.Â He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping with his friends and family.Â One of his many hobbies included taxidermy.Â He perfected it and started running his own shop, KC Taxidermy.Â
He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed attending Grape Chapel Church and the Church at Rock Creek.Â
Anabel â€śAnnâ€ť Largent Newby, 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 21, 2013.
She was born on July 15, 1925, in Ulm to Harvey â€śCuzâ€ť and Lula Payer Largent. Ann graduated from Weiner High School, where she played basketball. She attended Arkansas State College, now Arkansas State University, in Jonesboro.
Floy R. Walker, age 85, of Benton, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013.Â She was born May 2, 1928, in Tull.
Mrs. Walker was a homemaker and a member of Old Union Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey E. and Ellen Ruth Burrow; her husband, Venson Walker; and two brothers, Curtis Dean Burrow and David Eugene Burrow.
Mrs. Dean Cochran Steele, age 98, of Benton, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013.Â She was born Jan. 3, 1915, in Caruthersville, Mo.Â
Mrs. Steele retired after 28 years as a psychiatric LPN at the Benton Services Center. She was of the Missionary Baptist faith.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Maggie Cochran; her husband, Carl Miller Steele; a daughter, Barbara Ann Steward; a son, James Lee Steward; and a sister, Lorene Metzger.
Gary James Taylor, 67, after a long spell of illness has made his final journey to be with The Lord on June 20th.Â
Gary was born in Benton on Aug. 3, 1945, to parents Joseph Taylor and Lona Chadwick.
Gary was of the Pentecostal faith. He was an employee of Arkla for 13 years and became the owner of Garyâ€™s Detail Service of Benton for 10 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his kids, loved God and his grandkids, and was an avid Razorback fan.
He was preceded in death by a son, Tim Taylor; is father, Joseph M. Taylor; his brothers, John â€śRexâ€ť Taylor and David Williams.
According to a recorded message at the phone number listed for Fidelity Communications in Benton, customers are experiencing a disruption of service due to upgrades in the system in the Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas coverage area. The outage is experienced by customers who "use their own modems." The message indicates a timeline for renewal of service has not been determined.
TUCKER â€” Arkansas has a number of dogs behind bars, but they're not in the pound.
They're part of a program called Paws in Prison that pairs pooches with prisoners for obedience training.
The program works with animal shelters and rescue groups across the state to set up training for the dogs, including some that were at risk of being euthanized. Convicts in six state prisons then teach the dogs to sit, stay and sometimes dramatically play dead â€” all before the pets are adopted by people across the country.