April 19th, 2013
Sammye Mills Martinez, 72, of Benton, a loving daughter, wife, mother and friend, was welcomed into the arms of the Lord on Tuesday, April 16, after a well-fought battle with a lengthy illness.Â
She was born Dec. 18, 1940, in Benton to the late Eugene Van Mills and Omega Allen Mills.
Mrs. Marie Gregory Haddox joined her Lord and Savior on April 14 following a brief illness. Mrs. Haddox was the daughter of the late G.W. Gregory and the late Carrie Myers Gregory. She was 95 years of age at the time of her death.
Mrs. Eddie Bea Brazell, 84, of Benton passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013. She was born in Grady to the late Willie Ailsworth Sr. and Rainey (Cummins) Ailsworth-Hill.
Floye B. Warford, 83, of Benton passed away Monday, April 15, 2013. She was born May 6, 1929, in Glen Rose. Floye was a homemaker, a teacher, and a member of the Ten Mile Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George E. Otts and Stella Keisler Otts; her husband, Roy Warford; two sisters and three brothers.
She is survived by two sons, Troy Warford and Terry Warford, both of Benton; a daughter, Roma Pedneau and husband Mike of Richmond, Ky.; a sister, Ophelia Edwards of Sulivan, Mo.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
David L. Fairchild, 71, of Benton passed away Monday, April 15, at UAMS Medical Center. Dave was born July 27, 1941, in Ottumwa, Iowa.
Dave was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. He was employed at McKimmey Real Estate in North Little Rock for many years, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Florence Fairchild of Iowa.
Rebecca "Becky" C. Kirkpatrick, 65, of Glen Rose passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013 at UAMS.Â She was born Dec. 4, 1947, in Malvern, the daughter of the late Edward and Elsie Pauline Tackett Clements.
Becky was a retired supervisor for the Arkansas Department of Human Services.Â She loved antiques, Depression glass and yard sales.Â She was of the Assembly of God faith.
Painting with a Twist in North Little Rock will host Painting with a Purpose on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. During this time, proceeds from the painting classes will be given to the Humane Society of Saline County.
Classes cost $35 dollars. Those interested may register at www.paintingwithatwist.com or by calling 501-352-1366.
The event will kick off Habitat for Humanityâ€™s art auction season.
Painting with a Twist is located at 4178 East McCain Blvd. in North Little Rock.
WATERTOWN, Mass. â€” One of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing is dead after the killing of a university officer and a shootout with police, and a massive manhunt is under way for the other, authorities said early Friday.
Police locked down some neighborhoods in Boston and its western suburbs as they searched for the remaining suspect, known as the man in the white hat from marathon surveillance footage.
Up-to-date weather advisory from the National Weather Service:
...LAKE WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS
...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 AM CDT SATURDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LITTLE ROCK HAS ISSUED A FROST
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 AM CDT SATURDAY. A
LAKE WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING.
* EVENT: REGARDING WINDS...SUSTAINED WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH
GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS EVENING.
WINDS WILL GRADUALLY TURN MORE NORTHWESTERLY AS A COLD FRONT
The National Weather Service has lifted a Tornado Watch for Saline County. Rain is expected to continue in the area through 7 p.m.