Archive - 2013
Mamie Louise Pettus Dobbins, 94, of Pine Bluff, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born on December 21, 1918, in Bauxite, she was a daughter of the late Louis Jethro and Pearl Careen Pettus. She married Judson Foy Dobbins March 28, 1937. They had one daughter and three sons and shared sixty-two years of marriage until his death in 1999. Mrs. Dobbins was a stay-at-home mother and enjoyed cooking, Sunday school classes and in later years visiting with friends during lunch times at the Area Agency on Aging.
Sarah Colleen (Austin) Hale, 77, of Benton, passed away Thursday, February 14. She was born in Independence County on November 6, 1935 to the late Robert Austin and Cynthia (Walker) Austin.Â After graduating from Tuckerman High School, she obtained her Registered Nursing License in 1956 from St. Vincentâ€™s in Little Rock.Â She served many years as an R.N. but retired from Teletype in Little Rock.Â Mrs. Hale was of the Church of Christ faith, enjoyed genealogy and tending to her flower garden.Â She also loved cats and dogs.
Bobbi Nell Webb Middlebrooks, 77, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 14.Â She was born on Aug. 4, 1935 in McCaskill, to the late John Webb and Irene (Gaines) Webb.Â Mrs. Middlebrooks was a member of West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church.Â
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, James Middlebrooks.
Anthony Dalton Johnson, 73, of Paron passed away Feb. 15.Â He was born Jan. 15, 1940 in Paron, to the late Ezra and Lillie Ethel Nethercutt Johnson.Â Anthony was retired from Alcoa and farmed most of his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son J.J. Johnson, brother James Ezra â€śJuniorâ€ť Johnson, sister Alice Lea Sullivan, grandparents Thomas Paul and Gertrude Harris Johnson and Rebel and Jessie Huchingson Nethercutt, and grandson Jonathan Johnson.
Mary Gwyn Allen, 61, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Benton, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28. She was born in Benton on Oct. 6, 1951, to the late Richard and Mary Lee Hansen.
Joseph Tolbert Grant Sr., 81, of Lonsdale went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 13.Â He was born June 14, 1931, in Garland County to the late Tobe Grant and Nettie (Rigsby) Grant.Â Mr. Grant was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Korean War. He retired from Arkansas Best Freight after 20 years as a truck driver and was a member of Local Teamsters Union 878.Â He was a member of Lonsdale Baptist Church. Mr. Grant loved carpentry and the outdoors.
Mary L. Lincoln, 63, of Little Rock lost her battle with breast cancer on Feb. 14.Â She was born July 14, 1949, in Drasco, to the late James and Bertha Pearl Stone Davis.Â Mary was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church on Colonel Glen Road in Benton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son Jimmy L. Flowers; step-daughter Angela Galiano; brothers J.D. Davis and Ollie Davis; and sister Alice Allen.
LITTLE ROCK - For a team that is built like a powerhouse and an offensive force to be reckoned with, the Harmony Grove Cardinals took a different approach to its game on Thursday night. Playing in the quarterfinals of the 5-3A district tournament in Little Rock, the Cardinals took Head Coach Dexter Hendrixâ€™s game plan and executed it flawlessly, beating Fountain Lake 33-27 to advance to the semis today against Episcopal.
FORT SMITH â€“ After both the Benton boys and girls bowling teams finished second to Cabot in the 7A/6A Central conference tournament, Benton went to Bowling World in Fort Smith for the 7A/6A State Tournament on Monday. The Panther girls took third place and the boys fourth, while Cabot boys and girls took first in state as well. Bentonville came in second for the girls, and Fayetteville and Mountain Home were the teams before the Benton boys.
Rebecca Lynn "Becky" McAtee, 63, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Arkansas Hospice in Little Rock.Â She was born Oct. 15, 1949, in Charleston, W. Va., to Peggy Frances Thompson and the late Gordon William Thompson.
Mrs. McAtee received a bachelor' degree in medical technology from West Virginia University and worked at St. Vincent Infirmary as a medical technologist. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, where she served as a eucharistic minister and sacristan and was a member of The Daughters of Charity.