Archive - 2013
Emery L. Smith Jr., 83, of Benton passed away Saturday, Feb. 9. He was born April 21, 1930, in England.Â Mr. Smith was a master plumber, a self-employed equipment operator and a member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emery L. Smith Sr. and Hassie M. Smith; brother Jerry Smith; and three sisters, Agnes Wilson, Lucille Garrett and Juanita Hughes.
Deborah L. Moore, age 72, of Benton passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.Â
She was born Aug. 6, 1940, in Livermore Falls, Maine.Â
Mrs. Moore worked at Saline Memorial Hospital and was a member of Geyer Springs Baptist Church.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Caroline Ward; and her husband, Guy Gordan Moore.
George Wendell McGhee, 76, of Alexander died Jan. 31 in Bryant.
He was born June 18, 1936, in Maryville, Tenn., to Charles and Jennie McGhee.
Gayle Reed, 72 of Little Rock went to be with her Lord on Feb. 6, with her family by her side.Â She was born on June 8, 1940 in Wichita, Kansas.
Gayle is preceded in death by her loving husband of 44 years, William "Dub" Reed; parents, Roy Kuykendall, Naomi "Kay" and Jack Caraveau; and brother, Stephen Roy Kuykendall.Â
Carolyn Layne Copeland Sneed, 77, of Quitman passed from this life on Wednesday, Feb. 6. She was born Thursday, July 11, 1935, in Quitman to the late David Layne "Buster" and Alta Vernette Herring Copeland.
Carolyn was of the Methodist faith and a member of the Quitman United Methodist Church.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She was a wonderful cook and her home was always open and anyone was welcome to come and have something to eat and drink. She was a member of Stacy Springs Extension Homemakers Club for several years.
Edith Ann Adams, 73, of Traskwood passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6.Â
She was born Jan. 14, 1940, in Benton to the late Hudie T. and Faye E. Couch Adams. Edith was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her brothers, Howard Adams and wife Deborah of Benton and Ronald Adams and wife Susan of Traskwood; a nephew, Justin Adams of New York; a niece, Donia Prada of Florida; and a cousin, Sarabel Leech.
Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Ashby Funeral Home with Brother Dale Beck officiating. Burial will follow at Traskwood Cemetery.
The city of Bryant is putting into place new technology that will allow the government to "Go Green."
During the past two years, each department has been charged with finding ways to make its operations more efficient and cost-effective. One item in particular that crossed all departments was printing costs and the subsequent expense of storage of paper documents.
City Clerk Heather Kizer saw firsthand the commitment to space that storage of city ordinances, meeting minutes, city contracts, agreements and resolutions required.
To call the past three months a wild ride for Bryant High School senior Ian Shuttleworth would be an understatement.
"Everything about it was incredible, and I can't even pick just one moment," Shuttleworth said about his favorite part of his four-day trip to New Orleans, the host city for the National Football League's Super Bowl 47.
"They say it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to go to a Super Bowl, but once you go, you definitely want to go back again. Hopefully I'll get to go back to another Super Bowl someday."
Hot Springs Village resident Jerry Davis has been selected for the American Association of Community Theatre Spotlight Award in recognition for outstanding dedication, service and contribution to community theater.
"I'm amazed and pleased to receive the honor," Davis said.
"I've just been having fun," he said. "I've not been working for an award, but it's nice to get one."
Davis, director of Carousel Theater, Workshops for Seniors, in Hot Springs and in Hot Springs Village, is the first Arkansas resident to receive this distinction.
Helen Lorene Tarry Pettit Comer, born June 6, 1927, died Feb. 5, at Chambers Nursing Home in Carlisle.
She was of the Pentecostal faith, attended Solid Rock Pentecostal Church (Pastor Elton Lambert of Alexander).Â
Ms. Comer was owner and administrator of Comer Nursing Home in Carlisle from 1961 to February 1992.Â She was loved by the many residents and family members throughout those many years.
Helen loved the work she was doing and the people she helped.Â
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Bill Comer and Dalton Pettit; her parents, F.W. and Mae Tarry; a grandson, Richey Brown.