April 22nd, 2014
Marie B. Collins, 90, of Bryant, Ark., took her last breath on earth and her next breath in heaven on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
Marie retired from Baptist Medical Center following many years of service as a surgical nurse.
Unlike most people, she had two green thumbs. Forever "39," she especially enjoyed ballroom dancing until she could dance only in her heart.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, George E. Collins Sr.; one daughter, Susan Collins Smith; and one son, James Edward Collins.
Marion Oneida Shelnut, age 89, of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., died April 16, 2014.
Mrs. Shelnut was a member of Center Chapel Church of Christ and a member of the Women's Business Association in the state of Arkansas. She worked at Arkansas State Hospital as a hairdresser and owned The Busy Bee Beauty Shop in Benton.
After retiring, she volunteered at the senior adult center in Benton before moving to Mt. Juliet in 2002.
Mrs. Shelnut was the daughter of the late Emmett Johnson and Mary Coats Johnson.
According to Arkansas State Police, Stephen Colebank, 64, of Bryant was killed in a single-vehicle accident near the 115 mile marker of Interstate 30 in Benton on Monday. More information will be available in Tuesday's issue of The Saline Courier.