Archive - Sep 24, 2013
From Sgt. Todd Crowson of the Bryant Police Department:
Last night 9/23/13, just after 10:00 the Bryant Police Department received a call from one of our Officers reporting that someone had broken into his police vehicle and took several Police items, including his weapon, raid vest, taser. Investigators began to immediately work on the case in attempt to locate the stolen items and find the person who was responsible for the theft.
A federal suit for alleged mistreatment at the Saline County jail was settle out of court as of Sept. 20, according to local attorney George D. Ellis, who represented the jail in this case. James Grundon filed a suit on Dec. 16, 2010, alleging that he was denied medical care after getting into a fist fight during his time at the jail. Grundon was awaiting transfer to the Arkansas Dept. of Corrections at the time. Details will be published in Wednesday's Saline Courier.
Thomas Henry Chapman, 63, of Bryant went to be with his Lord on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. Tom was born Jan. 23, 1950, in Cape Giradeau, Mo., to Arnold and Dolores Chapman. He and Kathy Stoverink were united in marriage on Feb. 21, 1970.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, during which he earned several medals, including the Purple Heart. He retired from Union Pacific Railroad after 36 years of service, was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 5898, and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Benton.
Jimmy Doyle Hobby Sr., 77, of Benton passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. He was born Dec. 29, 1935, in Saline County. Jimmy was a retired mechanic, a member of Sardis United Methodist Church and a U.S. Air Force veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harlie and Lethel Dorsey Hobby; his wife, Melba; and a daughter, Vicki Abbott.
He is survived by two sons, Jimmy Doyle Hobby Jr. of Benton and David Hobby of Benton; two daughters, Wanda Jones of Benton and Debra King of Jacksonville; a brother, Donald Hobby of Benton; 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Patricia Bass Nance, 76, of Benton passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospice House.Â She was born Dec. 14, 1936, in Bauxite to Cyrus Lee Bass Jr. and Minnie Davis Bass.
Mrs. Nance was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Saline County Historical and Heritage Society.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Willard Dean Nance; and a grandson, Kyle Alan Nance.
William â€śBillâ€ť R. Ward, 73, of Benton passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.
He was born Aug. 17, 1940, in Minneapolis, Minn., to the late Waldron and Susie Ward.
He was a manufacturing representative for John Stacks Agency for many years and then became owner of Surplus Sales in Benton.Â He was a Vietnam Air Force veteran and a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Shirley Ward; a son, William Bryan Ward; two daughters, Karen S. Witham and Joyce West; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Marilyn Ann Moraino, 59, of Benton, passed away September 20, 2013.Â She was born April 7, 1954 in New Jersey to Joseph and Iris Sutton Romeo.Â Â Marilyn was of the Catholic faith and worked as a flight attendant for many years.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Iris Romeo and sister, Jo Beth Romeo.
She is survived by son, Ian Moraino of New Jersey, father, Joe Romeo of Texas and sister, Sandy Romeo of Benton.
Michael Nolan James, 56 of Benton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.Â He was born July 16, 1957 in Spokane, Wash. to Nolan and Patricia Yates James.Â He was a member of Gravel Hill Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Nolan Roy James.
He is survived by, daughter, Heather James; mother, Patricia James; brother, Steve James, and many nieces and nephews.
Chapel services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Sept 23 at Ashby Funeral Home with burial to follow at Gravel Hill Cemetery.
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