Archive - 2013
OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) â€” The FBI saw enough merit in a reputed Mafia captain's tip to once again break out the digging equipment to search for the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, last seen alive before a lunch meeting with two mobsters nearly 40 years ago.
Tony Zerilli told his lawyer that Hoffa was buried beneath a concrete slab in a barn in a field in suburban Detroit in 1975. The barn no longer exists, and a full day of digging Monday turned up no sign of Hoffa. Federal agents resumed the search Tuesday morning.
John William Nalley, 78, of Benton left this life to walk with the Lord he adored on Saturday, June 15. He was born in Benton on July 17, 1934, to Charlie and Daisy Nalley.
Donald Paul â€śFrogâ€ť Perryman, 58, of Bauxite passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013.Â He was born June 20, 1954 in Little Rock.Â
Donald worked at Quality Auto Parts for 20 years, was a heavy equipment operator and a professional AMA #52.Â
He was preceded in death by his father, Alton Paul Perryman; and a daughter, Gina Marie Perryman.
Bulah Geraldine Wolfe Rumley, age 85, of Benton passed away Friday, June 14, 2013. She was born Oct.16, 1927 in Ripley, Tenn.
Bulah was a housewife and a member of Bryant's First United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Woodie S. and Edna Hughes Chipman.
Survivors include a son, Carl Monroe Wolfe Jr. of Rich Square, N.C.; two daughters, Betty Wolfe of Bryant and Jerry Snow Anthony, Texas; a sister, Evaldine Castle of Memphis, Tenn.; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Martha Ann Wilson White, age 55, of Benton passed away Friday, June 14, 2013.Â She was born July 1, 1957, in Benton.
Mrs. White was a nurseâ€™s aide.Â She was preceded in death by her father, James Wilson.
Â She is survived by her husband, Gary White; five children, Kelley D. Lewis, Christopher L. Newkirk (Cody), Tina Grant (Brian), Gary White Jr. and Conner White; her mother, Juanita Robertson (Frankie); five siblings, Robie L. Robertson, Donnie Wilson, Phillip Robertson (Linda), Rebel L. White (Tommy) and Daniel Robertson; and four grandchildren.
Paul â€śTaterâ€ť Sweeten made his mark on the football field, but went on to influence generations of Houston students as a coach, mentor, and teacher. After battling the effects of cancer for more than 30 years, Paul passed away peacefully June 5, 2013.
Wanda J. Mauldin, 64, of Benton, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Heritage Health and Rehabilitation Center Hot Springs.
Wanda was born Feb. 6, 1949, in Emmet to the late Rose S. Mauldin, but grew up in Benton.
Wanda attended the Ralph Bunche School in Benton and worked at Benton Services Center until she became disabled. She was a member of St Paul Baptist Church and was an usher.
Patsy Louise McCool, 78, of Bauxite passed away June 12, 2013.Â She was born April 2, 1935, in Bauxite to the late Horace and Emma Kentner Whitfield.Â
Patsy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edgar McCool; her stepmother, Alma Robinson Whitfield; a sister, Gail Craig; a grandson, Robert McCool; and a great grandson, Preston Crutchfield.
Ola Jannette Lovell of Benton died Thursday, June 12, 2013. She was born Dec. 27, 1917, in Hot Springs.
Jannette lived in Saline County for more than 70 years and was a member of Holland Chapel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Swinford and Martha Ann Elizabeth Harrison Swinford; her husband, Charlie Clifton Lovell; a daughter, Janice Eubanks(Bill Eubanks); and a grandson, Wayne Lovell.
A Saline County icon, former Sheriff Joe Lee Richards Sr., 78, of Benton died in his sleep the evening of June 13, 2013, surrounded by his family and loved ones.
Mr. Richards was one of the unique individuals who was recognized immediately without repeating their whole name. Ask anyone who lived in Saline County for the past few decades, â€śdo you know Joe Lee?â€ť and everyone knew who you were talking about.
Joe Lee was born to Garland Mick and Zella Richards in Saline County on May 15, 1935, and worked most of his life in this county.