March 3rd, 2014
Carl W. Lyles, 75, of Hot Springs went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 1, 2014.Â He was born Oct., 4, 1938 in Little Rock to the late James E. and Anna Lyles.
He served in the Army National Guard for nine years.
He retired as a supervisor from Lucent Technologies (Teletype) after 32 years of service.
He loved yard work, mowing grass and talking to people about the good old days.Â He never met a stranger and was willing to help everyone.Â He was a wonderful husband and father.
Lawrence â€śBudâ€ť Brotherton Jr., 75, of Traskwood passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014 at his home.
He was born June 26, 1938, in Coy. Lawrence was retired from Alcoa and was a U.S. Army Veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence T.Â and Cora Lee Combs Brotherton; a brother, Billy Brotherton; and three sisters, Daisy Brotherton, Carmelita Brotherton and Ruthie Brotherton.
Charles William Brooks, 67, of Benton, went to be with the Lord on February 28, 2014.Â He was born October 15, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois to the late William E. and Katherine Trzyna Brooks.Â Charles graduated from England High School and enlisted in the United States Army, afterwards receiving a BSE in Math and Physical Science from UCA and MS Computer Science from Henderson. Charles was employed by Entergy Arkansas and prior to his employment with Entergy, he was the Football Coach for Glenwood Schools.Â Everyone whoÂ knew Charles was aware of his love for coaching Football.
Gary C. Sheridan, 65 of Benton,Â passed away February 28, 2014 in Little Rock.Â He was born February 4, 1949 to the late Lawrence and Madeline Sheridan in Benton.Â He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, a member of Forest Hills Missionary Baptist Church and a registered nurse.Â
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Oneida Brockway and a grandchild.
Louise Roberta Bailey, age 93, of Malvern passed away Feb. 28, 2014, at Arbor Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation.
She was born March 17, 1920, in Hot Spring County to the late Robert and Maggie Lewter Headley.
Louise playedÂ basketball as a young girl and also loved to watch basketball.
She had worked at Allen's Sewing Center, was an excellent seamstress and was a homemaker.Â Mrs. Bailey was a member of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary, which was a highlight of her life. She enjoyed getting to meet all the people that came into the hospital.
Cheryl Lee Vollbracht Burks of Â Benton passed away in Benton, Ark., on Feb. 28, 2014.Â
She was born Nov. 16, 1934, in Camp Point, Ill. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Roy William Vollbracht. Others preceding her in death were her husband of 52 years, Melvin Burks, and his son, Ronald Burks; her sister Wanda Brockenfeld and husband Edward; and a brother, Roy Vollbracht and wife Alice.
Norma Jean Elder, 79, of Benton peacefully went to be with her Lord on Â Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 with her loving family at her side.Â She was born April 11, 1934, in Booneville, to the late Melvin and Gladys Wilkins Boggs.
Mrs. Elder was a homemaker and a very faithful Christian.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Scott Howard Elder Sr.; one brother, Bufford Boggs; two sisters, Thetia Pierce and Eva Carolyn Boggs; and her first husband, Carol W. Baker.
Saline County is no longer under a burn ban.
Marguerite (Greet) House Haynes Layton, 92, of Malvern, started her Heavenly family reunion on Feb. 27, 2014.Â She was born in Hot Spring County, on Jan, 18, 1922 to Tom House and Judy Caroline Ross. She attended Glen Rose High School, where she played on the varsity basketball team.Â
Mrs. Layton was primarily a housewife and mother and enjoyed fishing and crocheting.Â Although she didnâ€™t like to cook, she had a special knack for creating â€śgoodâ€ť meals out of nothing, one of which was our favorite lunch, chocolate syrup and saltine crackers.
One of Benton's oldest and most famous restaurants shut its doors at close of business Saturday -- for good. Ed and Kay's opened in 1982, changing from Ed and Alma's. On Saturday, owner Kay Diemers closed shop, ending the reign of the "Mile High Pies" in Saline County.
Pick up a Monday issue of The Saline Courier for the full story.