Archive - 2013
BRYANT â€“ Bryant Lady Hornet senior Kayla Jolley is joining a former Lady Hornet as she signed a letter of intent to play for the Ouachita Baptist University Lady Tigers on Wednesday at Bryant High School. Jolley joins former Bryant softball player Carly Yazza as a Lady Tiger.
â€śIâ€™m so excited joining Carly because weâ€™ve been best friends for years,â€ť Jolley said. â€śItâ€™ll help me get used to the environment. She can teach me the ropes so I can be relaxed and not stress about stuff.â€ť
Romarie Hill, 61, of Benton went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 12, 2013.Â She was born Sept. 5, 1952 to the late Ernest and Juanita Hicks at St.
Joseph Hospital in Hot Springs.
Romarie worked for Levi Strauss for more than 20 years in the Central District of the Department of Finance and Administration for four years and 10 years for the Forfeiture Support Associates with the FBI.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister.
Jaime (Doss) Bowers, 49, of Benton passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. She was born Oct. 20, 1964, in Mendota, Calif., to Jimmie and Vonda (Abbott) Doss. Jaime loved and adored her children and was affectionately known as â€śYaYaâ€ť by her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Jason G. Keen, 41, of Bryant passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.Â He was born March 27, 1972, in Benton.
Jason was a plummer.Â
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roy Hinson and Hubert and Christine Keen.
Jason is survived by his wife, Jennifer Keen; three children, Natalie, Austin and Alyssa Keen; his parents, George and Debra Keen; his grandmother, April Greene; his sister, Jayme Cordell (Cody); his father-in-law, George Youngblood; his brothers-in-law, Randy Youngblood (Christina) and Darrell Youngblood; three nieces; five nephews; three great-nieces and one great-nephew.
Mary Elizabeth Ballard Olson, 91, of Traskwood went to meet her Lord on Nov. 1, 2013. She was born Jan. 27, 1922, in Benton. She was of the Baptist faith. Mary was a volunteer for the Saline Hospital Auxiliary for more than 10 years. She was blessed with a good life, loved her family, and liked to â€śgo and do.â€ť
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Gaum "Doc" Ballard and Annie Jewel; her stepfather; William Asa Rigsby, her husbands, Francis Olson and the
father of her children, Clinton Burnett; five sisters and five brothers.
Juanitha Reed Perkins, 85, of Benton passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. She was born June 27, 1928 in Dallas County. Juanita was a housewife and a member of Holland Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard William Myers and Mary Joyce Dalton Myers; her husband, Charles Perkins; and 10 siblings.
Rachel G. Lattin White, 82, of Benton (Shaw community), passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.Â She was born Sept. 16, 1931, in Bauxite to Samuel and Annie Lois Jones Lattin.Â She was of Baptist faith.
Aside from her parents, Rachel was preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters and one great-grandson.
Surviving Rachel is a daughter, Kay Lewis of Benton; a son, Wayne White of Benton; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; seven brothers and three sisters.
Nicholas Kyle Miller, 30, of Benton passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.Â He was born March 13, 1983 in Chardon, Ohio.
Â Nick was owner and operator of Nick Miller Construction.Â
He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Virginia M. Volpe Maynard and Betty Yoder Miller; two sisters, Julie and Jennifer Miller; a brother, Jared Miller; and an uncle, Rex Maynard.
Yankee Wallace Wade Combee, 7 months old, of Alexander, died Nov. 5, 2013. He was born on April 16, 2013 in Little Rock.Â
He was preceded in death by two great-grandfathers, Morris Combee and Wallace King.
Ray Griffin, 81, of Heber Springs, formerly of Benton, passed away on Nov. 9, 2013, from lung cancer. He was born Jan. 20, 1932. in Foyil, Okla.,to Charles Henry Griffin and Clara Moore Griffin.
He was a member of Southside Baptist Church and served with the Army in the Korean War. A self-proclaimed workaholic, he was an electician and retired after 28 years with Enmar as maintenance supervisor.
He also loved woodworking and made all types of cedar furniture and accessories.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Leslie, Walter, Troy, Berlie, Junior, Raymond, Norman and Ethel.