Archive - Jul 16, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” Baptist Health says it will lay off 170 workers across its network in Arkansas.
The hospital organization said Tuesday the layoffs will mainly affect workers who aren't nurses.
Arkansas Business reports the job cuts are expected to be completed by the end of the week.
Baptist Health has 73,000 workers and hospitals in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Arkadelphia, Heber Springs and Stuttgart.
Spokesman Mark Lowman says the cuts will not affect quality of care. He also says the layoffs are in line with job reductions made by other hospitals.
Firefighters work to extinguish a fire in the median between the service road and Interstate 30 East near the Saline County Fairgrounds in Benton on Monday evening. Despite recent rain, the risk for fire remains higher than normal and the burn ban for Saline County is still in place.
Doris Dean Harper, 87, of Benton passed away Monday, July 15, 2013. She was born July 12, 1926 in Saline County. Doris was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Onie Raper, husband, Warren Harper, four brothers and one sister.
She is survived byÂ son and daughter-in law, David Presley Harper and wife Roseanne of Benton; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Melton and husband Greg of Benton; brother, J. T. Raper, Benton; grandchildren, Erica Harper, Corey Melton, and Zachary Melton.
On July 4, 2013, EmilyRose Elizabeth Lyons (Emily or Emmie) of Benton was called to heaven at the all too young age of 6 years old.
Sebert B. Magby, 79, of Benton, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013.Â He was born Aug. 7, 1933, in Hot Springs.
Mr. Magby was a retired shop teacher at Benton High School and a member of Hurricane Lake Baptist Church.Â
He was preceded in death by his son, Anthony Magby; his parents, Eathel and Lola Magby; and three brothers, Autrey, Dannie and Ferrell Magby.
Homer A. Tolbert, 86, of Benton went to Heaven on July 13, 2013.
Homer was born to William Thomas and Lula Pearl Tolbert on Dec. 20, 1926, in Hillsboro, Ala.
He married Lois Faye Eason on Aug. 30, 1953. They lived most of their life together in Stuttgart, before relocating to Benton in 2000 to be near their daughter. Homer served in the military in the 183rd ordnance battalion in Germany and France, and acted as surgical technician and ambulance driver in the medical department.
Billy J. Krticka, 72, of Benton passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.
He was born July 24, 1940, to the late Joseph A. and Jetta (Ledbetter) Krticka in Benton.
He was a member of Temple Baptist Church and had retired after 32 years as a dragline operator for Alcoa.
Mr. Krticka loved hunting and fishing, but most of all, cherished his grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Krticka; and one sister, Catherine Cook.
Jane Parriett, 78 of Leola passed away July 12, 2013.Â She was born Sept. 8, 1934, in Prattsville to the late George and Mary Stroup Parriett.Â
In addition to her parents, Jane was preceded in death by her sisters, Nora McCool and Dorothy Benbrook.
Survivors are her sisters, Christine Spurlin of Benton, Myrtle McCool of Leola and Pearl Jackson of Little Rock; and her caregiver, Mary Watson.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Brush Creek Cemetery in Leola. Ashby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation is set from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.Â
Sadie Pauline Adams, age 87, of Benton, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013.Â She was born Dec. 1, 1925, in Jonesboro. Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mattie Hunter and a son, James Earl Norris.
She is survived by her husband, Doris Bud Adams of Benton; a daughter, Emma Allard of Cleburne, Texas; five grandchildren, Tammy Jo Allard Sandifer, Pamela Marie Allard Weaver, Cynthia Lynn Allard Lucland, John Francis Allard Jr. and James Donald Allard and wife Yvonnie; 11 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
Dr. Gerald Thomas Wilson, 82, of Benton passed away on July 11, 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospital.
Gerald Wilson, born and raised in Jonesboro and a Navy veteran of the Korean War, was a 1958 graduate of Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He later graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Master of Science degree in physiology, and received a Ph.D. in genetics from Kansas State University.