May 15th, 2013
Patricia Ann Newcomb Larsen left this earth and entered heaven at 8:08 a.m. on May 13, 2013.Â Pat was born to Pat and Inez Newcomb on August 16, 1933 and was the oldest of six children, sisters, Theda White and Brenda Johnson, and brothers, Don, Gary and David Newcomb.Â They lived their childhood years in the Mountain View community of Saline County.Â Later, Pat and Inez opened Pat's Cafe on Hwy. 67 in Benton where they all worked to make the business a success.â€¨Patricia was married on August 26, 1951 to W.D.
Bobbie Dean Warner, 70, of Little Rock went to be with her Lord with her family by her side on May 12, 2013. Bobbie enjoyed dancing and instructing senior citizens to dance.Â She also loved traveling all over the world.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert E. and Avonell Lee and one daughter, Vickie Dean Threlkeld.
She is survived by her three sons, Skip Warner and wife, Christy, Mike Warner, and Ricky Threlkeld, one daughter, Tina Renea Warner and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
Charles Arthur Swap, 60, of Mabelvale passed away May 12, 2013. He was born May 12, 1953 in Macon, Missouri. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Wilma Yarberry Swap.
He is survived by his fiancÃ© of 10 years, Shari K. Wilson of Mabelvale, sisters, Joyce Bowlin and Donna McQuay.
Cremation was through Ashby Funeral Home.Â Memorial Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at Salem Cemetery in East End.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
A Teddy Bear Sleepover for children of all ages is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at Herzfeld Library in Benton.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a teddy bear or stuffed animal to the library and enjoy a special storytime filled with stories, songs, games and prizes.
Among the activities will be a puppet show, teddy bear "bounce house" and a teddy bear dance party.
The Saline County Rummage Sale is set for Saturday at 10 a.m. in The Center at Bishop Park in Bryant.
The deadline to register for the sale has been extended to Thursday. Those interested in selling unwanted items may contact the parks department in Bryant at 501-943-0444.
Each 10x10 booth is $25, members of The Center of Bryant pay $15.
Today, between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m., customers at Chick-fil-A in Bryant may have a portion of the money taken from their order donated to the family of 8-year-old Kelly Melton of Kentucky, who was diagnosed with cancer last year.
Those that want to participate must tell the order-taker they are there to support Kickin It 4 Kelly.
Macy Moore, 15, of Bauxite High School came up with the idea and organized the event almost entirely by herself. Macy is friends with relatives of Kelly.
The Saline County Library Genealogy/Local History Department will present a program highlighting local buildings at 6:30 p.m. today at Herzfeld Library in Benton.
The program is a sanctioned event of Arkansas Heritage Month 2013, the theme of which is "Saving Our Heritage: Arkansas' Historic Structures."
It is in celebration of Arkansas Heritage Month and is open to all ages. No registration is required.
For more information, contact the library at 501-778-4766.
James E. Ramsey, 86, of Benton, entered Heavenâ€™s gates May 11, 2013 while surrounded by his family and loved ones at home. He was born March 6, 1927 in Bryant, to George and Esther Ramsey, the oldest of nine children. He was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church in Benton. Jim retired from Safeway Stores in 1987 after 27 years of safe driving. Jim was known by many for the garden he tended for years. If not working in his garden, he could be found on a lake with a fishing pole, in a church pew or visiting on the front porch.
Gerald Andrew Perry, 87, of Benton passed away May 11, 2013 in Benton. He was born March 30, 1926 in Cabot. Gerald was owner of Saline County Hardware and also worked at Peoples Lumber Co. in Benton and a long time member of River Street Church of Christ where he Â sang in the choir.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Ernest Perry and Addie Adealia Parks Perry, wife of 55 years, Tessie Ann Austin Perry, brother, Richard T. Perry, John Ray Perry, sisters, Ruby Kelly, Lucille Lockridge, Mary Frances Perry, and Ernestine Cook Ragan, six nieces and nephews.
Jeff Hixson, 43, of Haskell passed away on May 9, 2013, with his loving family by his side.Â He was born on Aug. 26, 1969, to Jesse and Cissy Hixson in Ruston, La.