July 7th, 2014
LaDonna K. McCormack, of Benton died Friday, July 4, 2014, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born on July 13, 1941 to Grady and Louise Talkington Kinder in Moreland (Pope County). She graduated from Dover High School and Arkansas Tech University. She was a teacher for thirty-two years having taught in Dover, Bauxite, and retiring from Benton High School as an English teacher. She was also co-director of Jolly Time Pre-School at the First United Methodist Church in Benton for ten years.
Antonia Bernadine Lyman, age 94, of Haskell passed away July 4, 2014 in Benton. She was born July 8, 1919, in Haskell to Luther and Maude Smith.
She owned and operated the first beauty shop in the city of Haskell in the early 1950s.
She was well known for her passion for crocheting and giving away beautiful afghans and for the pleasure she took in mowing daily on her riding lawnmower.
Bernadine was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Joe Lyman.
Don Lazell Hale, 73, of Bryant passed away in Little Rock on July 3, 2014.Â
He was born Nov. 23, 1940, to the late Thomas Lazell Hale and Grace (Rice) Hale in Benton.
He was a welder for Davis Truck & Trailer, a member of First Southern Baptist Church and Modern Woodmen of the World.
His favorite pastime was fishing with his wife of 49 years, Bea (Alford) Hale.