August 8th, 2011
Miryah Jo Rowland, 17, of Benton passed on Thursday, August 4.Â Miryah was born August 13, 1993 in Little Rock.Â She is preceded in death by her father Scott Rowland and grandfather Travis Rowland.
Â Â Â Â Survivors include her mother Jennifer Bradley, grandmothers Cathy Eichler and Janet Stamper; her great-grandparents Regina Duckett and J.E. and Clarice Fields, also by her devoted boyfriend and companion Kris Zumwalt, great aunt Trudy Sher, and along with a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.
Max Theodore Linz resident of Bryant, died Saturday August 6, at Saline Memorial Emergency Room at the age of 81. Max was born May 8 1930 in North Little Rock, parents Clarence Linz and Bessie Griebel. December 24, 1949 he was married to Flora Patrick of Bauxite. He served 48 years with the Union Pacific Railway. He enjoyed tending the yard, flowers and pool and always put the needs of his children and grandchildren first. Private devoted taxi driver he would always chauffer grandchildren to school, dance, gymnastics or band.
John Darrell Fee, 60 of Little Rock, died Saturday, August 6, at St. Vincentâs Arkansas Hospice. He was born on April 14, 1951 in Lawton, Oklahoma to his parentâs Lawrence Alfred Fee and Ruby Lee Hayes. John was a veteran of the United States Army having served in Vietnam receiving two Purple Hearts, the Silver Star, the Combat Infantry badge, received the Peace Medal from the Republic of Vietnam and was a member of the 173rd Airborne. In addition, he enjoyed fishing, camping and riding motorcycles and was of the Catholic Faith.
Alice Mildred Reid, 82, of Benton, passed away Sunday August 7, in Booneville. She was born November 5, 1928 in Magazine, to Roy Guy and Sara Edith (Forkum) McGhee.
She was a retired pharmacy clerk at Westside Pharmacy in Benton and a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Magazine.
She is preceded in death by a infant son Richard Allen Reid.
She is survived by one daughter, Alicia Lynn Reid of Janesville, Wisconsin and one son Kenneth Blake Reid of Bee Branch.
The 9-year-old Cal Ripken Regional, that was originally played in Hattiesburg, Miss., was rained out July 27. Since the four remaining teams were from Arkansas, the finals were moved to Bentonâs Bernard Holland Park. The Benton 9s, coached by Shane Pigue, were the number one seed going into bracket play after 4-0 in pool play and was chosen to host the final two games.
âWe set a goal to do that, because not many teams have won regionals for Benton,â Pigue said. âTim Bennettâs team has won three-in-a-row but no other Benton team has won a regional before.
âIt is kind of crazy.â
Marlyn K. Dodge, 85, of Benton, passed away August 2.Â Â She was born January 23, 1926 in Cambridge, Wisconsin to the late John and Betsy Kaare.Â Marlyn was a volunteer for CJCOHN and Saline Memorial Hospice.Â She was a member of the TOPS group in Benton and attended Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in North Little Rock.Â Marlyn was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jay Dodge and brother Elvin Kaare.
Survivors, son, John Dodge, daughter, Patty Gordon and husband, Doug of Massachusetts.
Richard Â Swenson, 78, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, August 3, at Ridgewood Nursing Home.Â He was born on October 20, 1932 in Rockford, IL to the late Harold and Stella Swenson.Â Mr. Swenson was a parts manager for a motorcycle dealership.Â
Survivors include his wife, Lois Swenson of Benton, one son, Brian Swenson and wife Sonya of Benton, two daughters, Joyce Ogden of Berryville and Rita Pierce of Malvern, 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.
Cremation arrangements by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047).
Effie Louise Altom Bullock, 94, of North Little Rock, passed away Wednesday, August 3. She was the youngest of 8 and was born June 11, 1917 in Hickory Flat, Arkansas to John Alex Altom and Valula Day Pearson. She married J. R. Bullock on April 2, 1944.
She retired from JC Penneyâs as a sales associate after 10 years. She loved to read and her hobbies were sewing, arts and crafts, painting and quilting. She was a member of Highland Heights Baptist Church in Benton and a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Pangburn Chapter No. 502.
Several Benton and Saline County residents showed off their hunting skills for a television program, which aired all last week.
Randy West, of Benton, was contacted by Freddy King of Cherokee Sports last July and he wanted to know if he could film a duck hunting show.
âHe pretty much wanted to tell the story of how passionate the sport can be,â West said. âHe saw all my Facebook pictures of ducks and he came down and filmed us and interviewed me.â
The show also featured: Chad Taylor, Zach Esry, Brian Moore, Trevor West, Trey West, Tim Wacov, Chris Reynolds and Zach Davis.
Mark Devoe Jackson, 83, of Haskell, went to join his Heavenly Father on August 1.Â He was born on May 31, 1928 to the late Howell and Lillian Jackson in McJester.Â Â He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Mark Edwin Jackson and brothers, James and Boyce Jackson.Â