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November 1st

Jimmy Reeves

November 1, 2013

Jimmy L. Reeves, 78, of Avilla went to be with the Lord on Oct. 30, 2013. He was a member of Moose Lodge 2556 and loved wrestling and shuffleboard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Avery Reeves and Mattie Moxen; a brother, John E. Reeves; a daughter, Kim Bray; two sons, Brent Reeves and Robert Bramlett; and a grandson, Jeremy Grafe.

Janice Annette Shelton

November 1, 2013

Janice Annette Shelton, 37, of Tull passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at her home.
She was born July 10, 1976, in Saline County to Walter Griffin and the late Eula Jean Turner Griffin.
Mrs. Shelton was a homemaker and a retired cashier service manager for Walmart.  She was a member of Brooks Bethel Missionary Baptist Church where she was active in the Children’s Ministry.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by one brother, Walter Wayne Griffin; and two nephews, Christopher Lewis and Walter Ammons.

Joan Elizabeth Escarre Arnold

November 1, 2013

Joan Elizabeth Escarre Arnold, 48, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.  She was born Jan. 29, 1965, in Prescott.
She is survived by her son, John Arnold; her mother, Betty Ore; her father, P.A. Escarre; two sisters and one brother.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Ashby Funeral Home.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.

Corwin Eldred Johnson,

November 1, 2013

Funeral services for Corwin Eldred Johnson will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Johnson Street Church of Christ, Benton, Arkansas with Brother David Watkins III officiating.
Mr. Johnson is survived by one daughter, Sharlisa Renea Johnson; his mother, Millard Burkett Johnson Adams; his stepfather, Sydney Adams Benton, all of Benton.

October 31st

Halloween Should be All Treats and No Tricks

October 31, 2013

Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police spokesperson gives some tips for families partaking in Halloween festivities tonight.

Halloween is a special time of year for both you and your children. The children get to enjoy dressing up and eating lots of candy and you are left with a lifetime of great memories about the fun they had. We at the Benton Police Department want to help you ensure that they are safe while out there trick-or-treating so we have made a short list of things to consider before going out on Halloween night.

Owen Milton Rylie

October 31, 2013

Owen Milton Rylie, 53, of Malvern, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. 
He was born Sept. 24, 1960, in Benton. Mr. Rylie was a roofer and of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Owen Lewis Rylie and Ruby Lee Rylie; his sisters, Betty Sanders and Carolyn Rylie; and his brother, Archie Rylie.

Sarah Gray Bernhard Pittman

October 31, 2013

Sarah Gray Bernhard Pittman, 80, of Wills Point, Texas, formerly of Greenwood, Miss., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.
She was born June 7, 1933, to Allen Christopher Bernhard and Hilda Hammett Bernhard in Lexington, Miss. She had a wonderful childhood with her family in Greenwood, as well as with her extended family from Lexington.
She graduated from Greenwood High School in 1951, attended Millsaps College, and then became a stewardess with American Airlines, based in Dallas, Texas.

October 30th

Benton gets back at Belles

October 30, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – The Benton Lady Panthers ended their regular season defeating the Mount Saint Mary Belles Thursday night in Little Rock. Benton won its last four matches and 14 of the its past 15 matches with the Lady Panthers only loss coming to Conway in the Lady Cat Invitational two weeks ago. Benton swept every match in the 7A/6A South conference finishing 12-0 in league play and 20-3 overall.

October 29th

Jebby Wayne Abbott

October 29, 2013

Jebby Wayne Abbott, 56, passed away Oct. 25, 2013. Jebby was born April 5, 1957, in Little Rock.
Jebby was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia “Ann” Abbott.

Jerry Earl Welton

October 29, 2013

Jerry Earl Welton of Benton went to be with the Lord Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at the age of 79.
He was born Jan. 10, 1934, in Pottsville.
God gifted him with strength of character and a personality that drew love as well as admiration of all whose lives he touched. Through Jerry’s work in church, schools, the Gideons and his lifelong profession in the car business, he left the testimony of his faith on many.

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