Archive - Sep 2013
Although parts of Saline County experienced rain last week, it was not enough for a burn ban to be lifted.
Saline is one of the 27 Arkansas counties that remain under a ban.
Saline County Judge Lanny Fite ordered the ban Friday, Sept. 6.
The Arkansas Forestry Commission recommends enacting a burn ban when the drought index reaches more than 600.
A lack of rain and soaring temperatures have brought the county's index above this level.
According to U.S. Geological Survey data, the county has received 0.6 inches of rain during the past 30 days.
Pauline Harris Tittle, 90, of Benton, passed away Friday, September 13, 2013.Â She was born August 25, 1923 in Benton.Â Mrs. Tittle retired as the Assessor of Saline County in 1982.Â She was a member of Kentucky Missionary Baptist Church and a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star and Past Worthy Matron.Â
Mrs. Tittle was preceded in death by her parents, Arlie W. and Eula C. Harris; her husband, J. B. Tittle and three brothers, Horace Wilton Harris, Thurman O. Harris and Kenneth L. Harris
Pauline Harris Tittle, age 90, of Benton passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.Â
She was born Aug. 25, 1923, in Benton.Â Mrs. Tittle retired as the assessor of Saline County in 1982.Â
She was a member of Kentucky Missionary Baptist Church and a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, of which she was a past Worthy Matron.Â
Mrs. Tittle was preceded in death by her parents, Arlie W. and Eula C. Harris; her husband, J. B. Tittle; and three brothers, Horace Wilton Harris, Thurman O. Harris and Kenneth L. Harris.
Danny Alan Brown, 44, of Bauxite, passed away Sept. 11, 2013.Â He was born April 3, 1969 in Benton to Bretton and Pat Wills Brown.
Danny graduated from Bauxite High School in 1988 and was a member of the track team.Â He loved to fish and spend time with his children.
Danny liked to do technical puzzles, games and traveled extensively with his work for Manitowoc as an International crane mechanic.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bretton Brown.
Lee Warren Johnson, 60, of Dodson, La., formerly of Benton, passed away Sept. 11, 2013.
Lee was born April 11, 1953, in Basile, La., to Margaret and Alvin Johnson.
Milton T. Smith, age 82, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.Â He was born Aug. 20, 1931, in Greenville, S.C.
Mr. Smith was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a pastor for 58 years. He was a minister for the Pentecost Church of God.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. Smith Sr. and Nettie Smith; his first wife, Alice Smith; a daughter, Wanda Kaye Smith; three brothers, Calvin R. Smith, George W. Smith Jr. and Richard Smith; and five sisters, Iris Bowlin, Lucille Hodge, Elender Brown, Dorothy Wright and Nellie Manley.
Billy Ray â€śPatâ€ť Lynch, 77, of Mountain Pine died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. He was born April 30, 1936, at Hot Springs, the son of the late Ernest Lynch and Elvie Ellen Tucker Lynch.
He attended Mountain Valley Baptist Church, where he was active with the Mission Builders, a group that assists churches and missions with building projects. He also enjoyed gardening.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Lynch; his son, Benjy Lynch; and three brothers, James Lynch, Thomas Lynch and Tucker Lynch.
Mary Beth Davenport Herlein, 84, of Harrison, Ark., passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 2, 2013, in Harrison. Beth was born Oct. 22, 1928, in Grant County to the late Joseph Beecher and the late Willie Brad Davenport of Benton.
She was a 1946 graduate of Benton High School and attended Arkansas Tech University, where she was a cheerleader for the Wonder Boys. There she met her late husband, Philip Charles "Duke" Herlein Jr. They were married in January 1947, and moved to Helena.
Billie J. Britt of Benton, departed this life Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.
She was born March 2, 1950, the daughter of late James Lee Anderson and Osie Mae Anderson. Billie was a retired employee of A. T. & T., where she worked in customer services.
She was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church in Benton. She was married to the love of her life, Ernest Earl Britt, who preceded her in death. Her father also predeceased her.
Bernice Juanita Taylor VanDusen, 97, of Haskell passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. Bernice was born Oct. 20, 1915, in Tinsman to Mae and Auburn Taylor.
Bernice was more of a tomboy than a princess and ran barefoot through the dirt roads in Tinsman where she was raised. She helped tend the family garden and worked in the cotton fields when she was very young. She read her Bible daily and loved to read home and garden magazines. Horses were her favorite animals.
Bernice was known especially for being meek and humble. She was known as the family â€śPrayer Warrior."