Archive - 2013
Frances Estelle Chandler, 78, of Haskell passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. at Arbor Oaks Health and Rehab Center.
She was born Feb. 25, 1935, the daughter of Grover and Stella Downs Gibbs. She retired from Benton Services Center after working 33 years as a nurse's Aaide.Â She was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Lawrence and Bobby Gibbs; her sisters, Marguerite Black and Thelma Cowger.
The results of a poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports was released Nov. 18.
Two-out-of-three Americans consider themselves regular alcohol drinkers. They're almost evenly divided between those who drink for social reasons and those who drink because they enjoy it.
But there's a few surprises in what America thinks about drinking:
â€˘ Whites are more likely to say they enjoy drinking, while blacks and other minorities are more likely to say they drink to be sociable.
Myra Lee Pritchett, 83, of Alexander went to be with the Lord on Nov. 12, 2013.
She was a devoted wife of 63 years to Col. C.A. "Bud" Pritchett Jr., a beloved mother, and an extraordinary woman. God blessed her with so many talents, which she graciously shared throughout her lifetime as an Army wife for 30 years and a member of the Avilla community for over 33 years.
A private service is planned.
Arrangements are provided by Dial and Dudley Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Saline County Hospice.
Online guest book: www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com.
Rachel Simmons Smith, 93, of Benton passed away on Nov. 12, 2013, with her family by her side. She was born to the late David and Flora Simmons in Sikeston, Mo.
Rachel enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of Gospel Assembly Church in Missouri.
Rachel was preceded in death by her parents and six brothers and sisters.
Leola Ruth Speer, 85, of Mabelvale, passed away Nov. 13, 2013.Â She was born March 5, 1928, in Cato, to the late Gerald and Alice Hackler Harrell.Â Leola was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Frank Winkler and Ernest Speer; a son,Â Frankie Lee Winkler; a stepson, Maurice Winkler; four brothers and three sisters.
Elizabeth F. Baer, 83, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.Â She was born Oct. 30, 1930 in Little Rock to the late Winfrey E. Â and Ruth May Pearcy Rowe.
Mrs. Baer graduated from Little Rock High School in 1948 and was a Tech 3 at Arkansas Employment Security Division.Â She was a long-standing member of Salem United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, her husband of 50 years, Adolph Baer, Jr., and two brothers, Preston and Richard (Shorty) Rowe also preceded her in death.
Verona Tremor, 91, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.Â She was born Aug. 13, 1922, in Shawnee, Okla., to the late Arlis F. and Blanche A. Giltner Sullivan.
Mrs. Tremor was a retired tax examiner with the IRS and represented the Government Employee Union. Â She was one of the founding members of Parkview Christian Church in Southwest Little Rock.
In addition to her parents she was also predeceased by her husband, William Morton Tremor; and one brother, Fred Sullivan.
Dale J. Ball, 79, beloved husband, father and brother, passed into eternal life on Nov. 8, 2013. He was born April 7, 1934, in Sardis, son of William L. Ball and Euna Hamilton Ball
He graduated from Bauxite High School, and received a B.S.B.A. from University of Arkansas. He served in the U.S. Army in New Jersey from 1953 to 1955. He retired in 1999 after 38 years with International Harvester Credit Corp.-Navistar and moved back to Memphis, Tenn.
HASKELL -- A boyâ€™s childhood is made up of mainly wants. At the age of 5 it is â€śI WANT to be just like daddy.â€ť At 12 itâ€™s â€śI WANT to be a high schooler.â€ť Then at 17 itâ€™s â€śI WANT to move out on my own.â€ť But for some, the wants turn into DREAMS around 10. Like dreaming of being the best athlete ever, or slam dunking the basketball with two hands.
BENTON -- Over the past few years, the Benton Lady Panthers have become accustomed to big things on and off the diamond. With three 6A state runner-up finishes in the last four seasons, Benton has thrived on the field. But when the offseason hits, the thriving continues.