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June 4th, 2011

HOLLENBECK: Reunion stirs up memories of another time and place

June 4, 2011

Talk about your deja vu moments.
I was eating the banquet meal at the recent Cotton Plant High School Get-Together that combines classes from way back when till they just don’t want to come anymore. That’s a weird way to describe the event, but that’s the way it is. It’s open to anyone who attended Cotton Plant High School from the beginning days and is open-ended. No one ever shows up from classes after the early 1970s, but they’re welcome all the same.
I digress. Back to the meal and the incident that mentally jarred me back to an earlier day.

Linoel Dwain Boyette

June 4, 2011

Linoel Dwain Boyette, age 58, of Benton, passed away Friday, June 3, 2011.  He was born March 22, 1953 in Benton, Ark. 
Dwain was preceded in death by his father, Don Boyette.
He is survived by a son, Anthony Boyette and wife Sherri of Benton; a daughter, Shelly Boyette of Malvern; his mother, Shirley Boyette of Benton; two brothers, Kenneth Boyette and John Boyette, both of Benton; a sister, Christina Bradshaw of Benton; and five grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 6, at Ashby Funeral Home with burial to follow at Harmony Cemetery.

Mary Louise Gilbert

June 4, 2011

Mary Louise Gilbert, 85, of Benton passed away on June 2, 2011. 
Mary was born on Aug. 25, 1925, to the late Thomas and Ellen Miller in Fairview, Ark.
She was a member of Christ Church for over 30 years; she would always start her day by reading her Bible.  Mrs. Gilbert enjoyed singing, reading, word search puzzles, taking photos and spending time with her family. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 59 years, Junior Gilbert; two brothers; and three sisters.

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