Archive - 2013
Beverly Lanier Kaufman Angrand, 65, of Benton died at home on March 26, 2013.Â A talented artist who loved to travel, she was born in Hot Springs on March 31, 1947.
Beverly graduated from Clarendon High School and the University of Arkansas and received a master's degree from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. She taught art for many years in the Pulaski County School System.Â
Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, Marcus and Margaret Kaufman.
Beverly is survived by her daughter, Monica Angrand of Santa Monica, Calif.; and two brothers, Dr. Dwight Kaufman and Mark Kaufman.
Alexine R. Timm, 96, of Benton passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013. She was born May 12, 1916, in Sioux City, Iowa, to the late Alexis and Florence Menard.
Mrs. Timm was a lifelong advocate for those in need.Â She served as the executive director of the Garland County Mental Health Association and helped found Jackson House of Hot Springs, serving as the first chairman of the board. She was recognized as Mental Health Volunteer of the Year in 1980, and was honored to meet with First Lady Rosalyn Carter in Washington, D.C., as a result.Â
Roberta C. Davis, 84, of Benton passed away Friday, March 29, 2013. She was born June 9, 1928, in Tull. Roberta was retired from Sherwood Furniture in Benton, was a very active member of Parkview United Methodist Church in Benton for more than 60 years and was a member of National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Alma Crowson; husband Harold Davis and sister Dolphine Keenum.
A Benton man was arrested Thursday in connection with a string of thefts at local motels.
A motel clerk reportedly told police that the suspect, 26-year-old Brian Byrum, was still at the scene when the Benton Police Department arrived.
Details of the incident will be in Saturday's issue of The Saline Courier.
The fifth annual Bryant Mayor's Easter Egg Hunt is still set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Alcoa 40 Park, 1110 Shobe Road, but the parks department will be watching the weather and will determine that morning whether to reschedule the event.
If the hunt is rained out, the celebration will be held next Saturday, April 6, and will be relocated to Mills Park.
Sponsored by Bryant Parks and Recreation Department, the event will feature an Easter egg hunt, face painting, bouncy houses, games, prizes and an appearance from the Easter Bunny.
All activities are free to the public.
SHERIDAN â€“ Senior Benton Panther left-hander Coulton Lee gave up one hit and struck out 13 Sheridan Yellowjackets in a complete-game 5-0 win in 7A/6A South conference play on Tuesday night in Sheridan. In 28.2 innings this season, Lee (5-0) has yet to give up a run this season. He has given up just 10 hits over that span and struck out 46 for an 11.2 strikeout per 7-inning ratio.
Alma Lindsey Gaines of Little Rock passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at the age of 87. She was born Nov. 30, 1925, to William Albert and Laura May Cox Lindsey of Bauxite, who preceded her in death.
Alma, the youngest of five children, grew up in the rural Alcoa mining community of Bauxite and graduated from Bauxite High School in 1943.
Don Harold Richey, 89, of Benton passed away March 27, 2013.Â He was born May 30, 1923, in Benton to the late Charlie and Nettie Richey.
Don worked for Reynolds Metal Corp. and was an avid fox hunter.
Don was past president of the South Arkansas Fox Hunters Association. He owned and bred a dog that has won every major championship in the United States. His dogs have won the International Championship, the All-American Open and the Texas Open.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Wilma Richey.
He is survived by his daughters, Janis Boersma and Donna Corballis and husband Tim.
Roy R. "Mutt" Strange, 93, of Bauxite passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospital. He was born to Robert â€śBobâ€ť Strange and Carrie Johnson Strange on Feb. 7, 1920.
Roy retired from Alcoa after 23 years of employment . He was a member of West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran. Â
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Steva Lee Bullard Strange; a grandson, Greg A. Caple; a granddaughter, Cheryl R. Hawkins; a brother and two sisters.
Cathy D. Watts, 60, of Benton passed away March 27, 2013. She was born July 13, 1952, in Dumas.
She was a longtime member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Cathy was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an inspiration to many and will be deeply missed by all.
Cathy graduated from Benton High School in 1970 and was an LPN working for Dr. John Wright in Benton.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jim B.Â Mabry.