April 23rd, 2013
Swifton Tole, age 80, of Pangburn passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013, at his home after a courageous battle with leukemia.
Swifton was born in McJester (Cleburne County) on Oct. 27, 1932, to Avalee Henderson and Edmond Swifton Tole. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Henderson and Eddy Tole.
Charles A. Garrett, 85, of Benton, Arkansas, passed away April 18, 2013 at Saline Memorial Hospice surrounded by wife and sons.
Charlie was born March 29, 1928 to the late Arthur and Sylvia Garrett in the southwest Arkansas community known as Weaver.Â He was the second of four siblings including the late George Garrett and the surviving Marion Huegin of Placentia, California and Glenda Westmoreland of Prescott, Arkansas.
LITTLE ROCK â€” Gov. Mike Beebe has signed into law legislation that will allow Arkansas to use federal Medicaid dollars to purchase private health insurance for thousands of low-income residents.
Beebe signed the bills Tuesday. The measures set up the "private option" program that supporters have touted as an alternative to the Medicaid expansion called for under the federal health care law. The proposal would allow the state to purchase private insurance through an exchange set up through the law.
Relay for Life of Saline County will begin 6 p.m. Friday and conclude 6 a.m. Saturday at Bishop Park in Bryant.
This is an American Cancer Society all-night event, where the community will come together to celebrate,
remember and fight back against cancer.
Following the opening ceremonies will be a scavenger hunt, Luminaria Ceremony, Mr./Ms. Relay Contest, and a tug of war contest.
The event will end with closing ceremonies and a final lap around the track.
For more information contact event chairs Renee Taggart at 501-529-3839 or Monica Harris at 501-804-3875.
An Arkansas Senior Health Insurance Information Program representative will present "Medicare Minute" on Wednesday at 5:30 in the Herzfeld Library in Benton.
The seminar is for anyone interested in learning more about how to navigate Medicare.
This monthâ€™s topic is â€śHow to Pay the Least for Doctorâ€™s Visits.â€ť
The program is open to the public. No registration required.
Call 501-778-4766 for more information.
Martha Rose Bauer, 85, of Benton, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013.Â She was born Jan. 17, 1928, in Kirby, Ark., to the late Ed and Ada Watson Walston.Â Martha was a member of Northside Church of Christ and a former member of Delta Kappa Gamma.Â She was a teacher for more than 25 years.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Frank Bauer.
Survivors include a daughter, Angela Bauer of Benton; and a sister, Edna Walston of Benton.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Ashby Funeral Home with Joel Lewis officiating.Â
Phyliss Jean Northcutt, age 78, of Benton, passed away peacefully at Alcoa Pines in Benton on Thursday, April 18, 2013.
She was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on May 6, 1934, to the late Clarence and Ruby Okey.
She was retired from the Little Rock School District and was of the Baptist faith.
After retirement she worked at Caseyâ€™s BBQ in Little Rock.Â She loved working in her flower beds, catching a good bargain at yard sales and thrift stores, and entertaining friends and loved ones during the holidays.Â She especially loved her grandkids.
Barbara A. Crealese, 71, of Haskell passed away Monday, April 15, 2013.Â She was born May 7, 1942, in Little Rock to the late Guy and Georgana â€śJanâ€ť Myers.
Survivors include her husband, Carl Crealese of Haskell; a daughter, Carla Leroux and husband Richard of Haskell; two grandchildren, Chad and Chelsey Cutting of Massachusetts; and three brothers, Larry Myers of Texas, Hal Fraim of Benton and Steve Fraim of Haskell.
Cremation was through Ashby Funeral Home.
Online guest book: ashbyfuneralhome.com.
Nelson Lee McClure, 89, of Benton, left this life on Tuesday, April 16. He was an active-duty Marine during World War II and present when the American flag was raised at Iwo Jima.
McClure was a member of First Assembly of God and employed by Reynolds for 31 years.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Monroe and Isabella McClure of Newark; three brothers, Buddy, V.G. and Johnny McClure; and sisters, Edna Smith, Floy Garner, Sara Magness and Roberta Morrison.
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.