Archive - Feb 2014
Johnnie Inez Bryant, 67, of Benton passed away Sunday Feb. 23, 2014 at her home. She was born Jan. 27, 1947 in Benton to the late Hubert Lamar Keen and Frankie Christina Moody Keen.
Johnnie was a 1966 graduate of Benton High School, a housewife and a member of Grape Chapel Church of God.
Plumer Burnett Peeler, 89, of Malvern passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.Â
He was born Sept. 15, 1924 in Benton.Â
Mr. Peeler was a retired carpenter. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Peeler served with the 83rd Infantry during World War II. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge, Battle of Hedge Row and Normandy, receiving several medals for his service including the Purple Heart.
Mr. Peeler was a 50-year member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 217.Â
Leavon Dallas Bowers, 19, of Benton passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.Â He was born July 8, 1994 in Benton.
He was a member of Northside Church of Christ in Benton.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Fay DeSpain, and his paternal grandparents, Marvin and Camilla Bowers.
Saline County was placed under a burn ban Tuesday morning.