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February 27th, 2012

Allen James Drennan

February 27, 2012

Allen James Drennan, 95, of Benton, died on Feb.

Anneice (Spann) Hogue

February 27, 2012

Anneice (Spann) Hogue, 82, of Benton, died Feb. 25, at her home in Benton.  Born July 14, 1929 in Bauxite, she was the only daughter of Melvin and Euldene Spann.  She attended school in Bauxite until 1945.  After moving to Benton, she graduated from Benton High School in 1947.  She married Fred (Tony) Hogue on September 13, 1947.  Mrs. Hogue was a longstanding member of the First United Methodist Church in Benton.

Kitty Emmons Brigham

February 27, 2012

Kitty Emmons Brigham, 97, of Dumas, mother of Saline County Justice of the Peace Barbara Howell, died Friday, Feb. 24, in Little Rock.
Kitty was born Dec. 22, 1914, to the late John and Kitty Windham Emmons in Carrollton, Miss.
She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Dumas, where she taught Sunday School.
Kitty was a graduate of Dermott High School.
Preceding her in death were her husband, John F. Brigham Sr.; three brothers; and a sister.

Marianna McKee

February 27, 2012

Marianna McKee of Fort Smith passed away Thursday, Feb. 23. She was born May 26, 1914, in Wolfe City, Texas, to Anna and Rufus Johnston.
A retired teacher from Fort Smith Public Schools, she was a member of Goddard United Methodist Church, an avid reader, a bird enthusiast and an Arkansas Razorback fan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis McKee; and a sister, Ophelia Shepherd.

Cathryn Elizabeth Brown

February 27, 2012

Cathryn Elizabeth Brown, 88, of Benton passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, at Heartland Rehab and Care Center.  She was born March 1, 1923 in McCrory to James and Oma Rooks VanLandingham.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Clyde Brown; her parents; a brother, Richard; and a son, Larry Brown.

Lloyd Frederick 'Freddie' Prickett

February 27, 2012

Lloyd Frederick "Freddie" Prickett, 84, of Bryant passed away on Wednesday evening, Feb. 22.
Freddie was born June 10, 1927, in Bryant, the son of Fay Rowland-Prickett and Edward Wesley Prickett. He grew up with a love for baseball as the third baseman for the Bryant Rebels. The son of a farmer, he learned what it meant to put in a hard day's work at an early age. He graduated from Bryant High School in 1945 as the salutatorian. He then chose to attend Draughan's Business School before returning home to take care of the family-owned Prickett Dairy Inc. as vice president.

February 24th

Full text of Bryant Mayor Jill Dabbs' State of the City address

February 24, 2012

State of the City

February 2012

Welcome to the 2012 Bryant, Arkansas State of the City Address
and thanks to the citizens of Bryant for the privilege of serving you this past year. Thank you
- To my family who continues to give me daily support, understanding and
encouragement as I carry out the duties of the Mayor’s office
- To the department directors and their wonderful staff who are devoted
professionals, dedicated to the betterment of Bryant and......
- To the Members of City Council
Serving as your Mayor this year has been an honor and a rewarding journey

End of an Era: Four seniors like no other

February 24, 2012

When the word “team” makes its way into the brain, what is the first definition that comes to mind?

Is it a group of athletes? What about a band of brothers or sisters?
What if someone told you there was a group of seniors on the Harmony Grove senior girls basketball team that had more than most teams could ever hope for?

Of course, everyone wants to win it all in their last year. That is a given. But not winning it all and knowing that a team has given it its all in every game of the final season speaks louder than a title or any hardware could ever scream.

Gilberta Audrey Rickel

February 24, 2012

Gilberta Audrey Rickel, 79, of Benton passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.  She was born Feb. 16, 1933, in Forest Hills, Pa., to the late Gilbert and Edith Rickel.  She was a member of Avilla Zion Lutheran Church and was retired from the food service industry.
She loved crafts, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, William Rickel.

Rev. E. D. Singleton

February 24, 2012

The Rev. E. D. Singleton, 91, of Malvern, went home to be with the Lord, on Tuesday, Feb. 21. He was born in Oden on Dec. 20, 1920, to Elbert and Emmer Singleton (Pruitt).
Singleton, a World War II veteran, served in the U.S. Army from June 1942 to January 1946 was highly decorated and honorably discharged as a platoon sergeant, a 745 combat infantry man.
He received the Victory Ribbon, Good Combat Medal, American Theater Ribbon, AP Theater Ribbon, two Bronze Service Stars, Philippines Liberation Ribbon, and a Bronze Star GO 23 Hq USAFFE45.

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