Vicki Dorsch, business manager of The Saline Courier, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant following a brief illness. She was 56.
Dorsch began her career at what was then the Benton Courier in 1986 in the newspaper's composing department. She became business manager a number of years later.
Her association with the newspaper had begun as a 10-year-old when she and a friend sold weekly Couriers to make spending money. Their location was the corner of South and Richards streets.
Esther Thompson, 85, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.
She was born Sept. 9, 1928, in Shaw to the late Anderson and Carrie Burton Parsons.
Mrs. Thompson was a homemaker and a member of New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.Â
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her husband, Carl James Thompson; two sons, Douglas and Dwight Thompson; and her brothers and sisters.
LaVerne Bradshaw Lacefield, 86, of Little Rock passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Valley Ranch Nursing & Rehab in Little Rock.Â
She was born Nov. 2, 1927, in Alexander to the late William O. and Nannie M. (Ulmer) Bradshaw.
Mrs. Lacefield was a school teacher for more than 30 years in the North Little Rock School District and Pulaski County Special School District.Â She was a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Bradshaw; and two sisters, Lorene Ellis and Margaret McQuaigue.