February 6th, 2014
Joyce Gale Callahan Cooper, 80, of Haskell went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 4, 2014.Â She was born Oct. 11, 1933, in Haskell to the late Ovie and Gladys Stirman Callahan.
Joyce worked for Reynolds Aluminum Co. until she retired.Â She was a current member of Cross Roads Missionary Baptist Church and previously had been a member for 57 years at Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Haskell.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 50 years, Ottis James Cooper; and a brother, Arthur Callahan of Danville.
Mary Faye Landers, 84, of Benton passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.Â She was born July 28, 1929 in Benton to the late O.C. and Bertha Gattin Willis.
Mrs. Landers was a schoolteacher, having taught for 22 years in the Benton School District at Ringgold Elementary. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Benton.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Robert Landers; one sister, Sis and husband Billy Ray, and their son, Ted Cullum.
Arlo N. Beck of Sheridan passed away at Baptist Health Medical Center on Feb. 2, 2014. He was born in Sheridan to Pearl Heath Beck and Homer Jeff Beck on Nov. 8, 1944
He was a heavy equipment operator at Alcao for 35 years and served in the U.S. Air Force for four years during the Vietnam war. He was an endless fountain of practical knowledge, and could always be counted on to build a fence, lay a line or repair a car, and pulled many motorists (including his wife) out of icy ditches between Sheridan and Benton.
Katie Ann Hughes, 82, of Benton passed away on Feb. 4, 2014. She was born Aug. 31, 1931, in Star City to the late Palmer A. McFalls and Maude Eleanor Buck McFalls.
Katie was a charter member of Parkview United Methodist Church. She was named United Methodist Women's Woman of the Year and Parkview UMC Mother of the Year in 2008.
Katie was a member of the Arkansas State Womenâ€™s Bowling Association and served as a WIBC board member. She was honored as Arkansas Senior Women State Bowling Champion.
Katie is preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Robert C. Hughes, Sr.
Louise H. Rhodes, 103, of Benton passed away Feb. 4, 2014.
She was born April 1, 1910, to the late Dave and Eva Collatt. She was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church.
She taught at Bennett School, provided books for the Gann Memorial Library, was a guard at Reynolds Metals Co. during World War II and worked for the Red Cross for 41 years.
Louise was known as the â€śRed Cross Lady.â€ť
She loved to read until losing her eyesight. Louise loved talking to people and telling stories to a captivated audience.
BENTON â€“ Just as in their blowout loss at El Dorado (49-25) on Tuesday, the Benton Lady Panthers held a three-point lead at halftime against the Pine Bluff Fillies at Benton Arena on Tuesday, but couldnâ€™t hold on and fell 38-36 in 7A/6A South Conference play.
â€śWe just had a couple things not go our way,â€ť Benton Coach Jerry Chumley said. â€śIt was a battle right there to the end. We were down, fought hard and gave ourselves a chance to tie and win it, we just didnâ€™t make it happen there at the end.â€ť
An early morning accident on Interstate 30 eastbound at the Reynolds Road exit involving three vehicles closed the highway. One individual was evacuated by helicopter and one fatality has been reported. Additional information will be reported as it becomes available.
Leonard Earl Cathcart, 87, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.Â He was born November 15, 1926 in Lonsdale, to the late Robert and Claudia Cathcart.Â Mr. Cathcart was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of Ten Mile Baptist Church.Â He retired in 1986 after 35 years from Texas Eastern Pipeline as a transportation supervisor.Â Mr. Cathcart enjoyed his family, friends, gardening, fishing and hunting.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Opal Lucille McCormick, 64, of Lonsdale, passed away Monday, Feb.
Edythe Guess Bell, of Des Arc, Ark and most recently of Benton, went to be with the Lord on her 95th birthday Feb. 3, 2014. Edythe was born on Feb. 3, 1919 in Des Arc to Tura Lucene Owen Guess and George Washington Guess. Edythe was known by many names; Mom, Sister, Deedie and Friend. These names exemplified who she was, her unselfish love for her children and how she gave of her time to help family and friends. She painted, gardened and made furniture for her family and special friends. But most of all she loved cooking for her family and treasured the time she spent with them.