Archive - 2013
Lillie Mae Summers Bacus, 86, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, surrounded by her family at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant. Lillie was born Dec. 15, 1926, to the late James D. and Ruby Summers.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Charles F. Bacus, Sr.; her parents; a sister, Helen Bush; and two brothers, Cecil and Jackie Long.
Mary Carolyn Robinson, 72, of Donaldson died on Aug. 30, 2013, in Donaldson. She was born on Dec. 24, 2013, in Saline County, to the late Jones Lee and Pearl May Oglesby Davis. She worked as housekeeping supervisor for Days Inn and Holiday Inn Express. The thing she loved the most was her family. She also enjoyed singing, playing music and quilting. She loved her flowers and watching birds.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Merl Robinson; one daughter, Chrissy Phelps; and one son, Jerry Edward Robinson.
Syble E. Wear, 88, passed away Aug. 30, 2013, after a long battle with Parkinsonâ€™s Disease. She was born on April 29, 1925, in Perry County. Syble enjoyed sewing, canning vegetables and playing a variety of card games. When family would visit, you would often find the ladies on the back sun porch playing Rook and laughing into the early morning hours. When summer came, you would likely find her and Pop sitting on the swing, snapping or shelling beans in preparation for canning.
Johnnie Elmore Doddridge, 60, of Traskwood passed away Aug. 31, 2013. He was born March 31, 1953, in Saline County. Johnnie worked in the lab at the 3M Company and was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Robert Doddridge, and a special friend of the family, Joyce Corley.
Delbert Dwain Hairston, age 85, of Benton passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, from complications of a stroke. Dewain was born Dec. 9, 1927, to the late Walter and Una Hairston of Lincoln County.
He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Willerene Butler, Laverne Hathcote, Frances Blakely and Elsie Austin; brothers, Louis Hairston, Dudley Hairston and Doyle Blythe; and a son, Dr. R. Keith Hairston of Texarkana.
Alyssa E. Dillavou 18, went to be with her Lord on August 29, 2013 with her family by her side. She loved swimming and dancing.Â She is now in Heaven dancing with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
She is survived by her parents, Christy and Chadrick Dillavou and Stephanie Dillavou; three brothers, Jarrid, Clayton and Sam; two sisters, Maiken and Sydne; and a host of family and friends who all loved her and will miss her dearly.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home, 4212 Highway 5 North, Bryant, AR.
Vance B. Hogue Jr., 84, of Benton, passed away Friday, August 23, 2013.Â
He was born Dec. 3, 1928, in Winchester. Mr. Hogue retired from Arkansas Best Freight as an Over the Road Driver.Â He was a member of Dumas Uited Methodist Church and a retired Teamster.Â
Mr. Hogue was preceded in death by his parents, Vance B. Hogue Sr. and Ida Mae Brown Hogue; a daughter, Jennie Hogue; six siblings, Florence Walton, Fred Hogue, Betty Lou Haisty, Emma Hogue, Viola Wheetley and Rita Hogue; and a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Hogue.
BENTON â€“ The Benton Junior High volleyball Lady Panthers won the 2013 Benton Freshman Classic on Saturday in Benton, taking down the Bryant Jr. Lady Hornets 25-17 and 25-19 in the championship match.
The Lady Panthers finished first in pool play, dropping one set to Lakeside before sweeping Arkadelphia and Bryant to meet back up with Arkadelphia in the first match of bracket play. Benton beat Arkadelphia 25-11 and 25-19 to advance to Bryant in the championship match.
Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington announced on Monday that he would not be retiring in October and instead said he would be leaving office in January 2015.
On Tuesday morning, Pennington released more details and said that he will not be retiring at all and plans to run for office again in the November 2014 election.
A special Quorum Court meeting was called by Saline County Judge Lanny Fite for 8 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the issue. For the full story, see Tuesday's issue of The Saline Courier.
Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington has changed his retirement date to Jan. 1, 2015.
Pennington delivered a letter to Jonathan Greer, Saline County civil attorney, at his home on Monday at around 2 p.m. which said, â€śThis letter supersedes the letter given on August 30, 2013. I am amending my retirement date to January 1, 2015.â€ť The letter was signed by the sheriff.
Pennington announced on Friday that he would be retiring Oct. 1 of this year, stating that he and his wife had been discussing the thought for a while and ultimately thought it was the best thing for him and his family.