Archive - 2013
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.