March 6th, 2014
Harlan David Beaty, 61, of Benton died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, of a heart attack. He was born in Little Rock on Sept.Â 23,Â 1952, to Horace â€śBuckâ€ť and Irene Beaty. Harlan was a lover of the outdoors.
His favorite hobbies were working in the yard, building things and painting. He loved his family.Â He spent many hours tracking the family lines and travelling to different places to research records and photograph headstones.
Florriedeen W. Lyle, 100, of Benton passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014.Â She was born July 30, 1913, in Searcy to the late Delbert and Odeen Smith Wakenight.Â
Mrs. Lyle was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Benton and a retired teacher in the Benton School District.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Thomas B. Lyle, in 1956.
She is survived by her daughter, Linnie Lyle of Benton.
A private graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Dalewood Cemetery, 2122 West Pullen St. in Pine Bluff.
Linda Joyce Lewis, 67, of Benton went to be with the Lord on March 3, 2014. She was born Feb. 16, 1946, in Limestone County, Ala., to Alvin Burdgett and the late Francis Aday Posey.
Linda was a member of Wrightâ€™s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Benton. She enjoyed many hobbies including flower gardening, painting and crocheting.
Linda worked as an LPN in the medical field. She is remembered for loving her family unconditionally.
Linda was preceded in death by her mother; and a son, Robert Lance Lewis.
LITTLE ROCK â€“ The Bryant Lady Hornets finished sixth and the Hornets eighth, while both Benton boys and girls took 16th in the 2014 7A/6A Arkansas State High School Swim Championships this past Friday with Catholic High School hosting. Bentonville ran away with the state meet with the girls scoring 471 points to top second-place Conway (253), and the boys topping Little Rock Central by 149 points, 409 - 260.
Florrie Deen Wakenight Lyle saw a century of change in her full life.
The retired Benton teacher, who was in her 101st year, died Tuesday, March 4, at Saline Memorial Hospital.
Lynda Hollenbeck has a tribute to Mrs. Lyle in the March 5 edition of The Saline Courier.
Golden Crow Bragg, 96, of Benton passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014, at her home. She was born June 27, 1917, in Paron.
Golden was a housewife and a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Artie Johnson Crow; her husband, Harold Bragg; a son, Robert â€śBudâ€ť Bragg; a brother, Robert Crow and wife Margaret; and a brother-in-law, Hugh Bragg.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Bettye Bragg; two nephews, Hugh Davis and Robert Crow Jr.; nieces, Betty Callahan and Bonnie Reynolds; and 10 great-nieces and nephews.
Christie Goins, 34, of Benton died Feb. 27, 2014. She was born July 15, 1979, in Little Rock to Randy Raper and Beverly Moore.
She was a hard worker. She loved her children and family unconditionally, expecting nothing in return.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents; Ervin Moore and Ruth Neil and Tommy Joe and Edna Raper.
She is survived by her parents; four children, Cassidy and Courtney Goins and Cody and Chris Bennett; a brother, Randall Raper; a sister, Samantha Jo Raper; and a host of aunts, uncles, family and friends who will miss her dearly.
Charles P. Adams Sr., 94, of Hot Springs passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, at his home.Â He was born June 18, 1919, in Louisville, Ky., to the late Charles P. and Josephine Hettinger Adams.
At the age of 7 he was placed in St. Josephâ€™s Orphanage in Louisville until the age of 15 when he went to work to support his mother.Â He entered the military, serving during World War II. His service included time in Africa and Italy.
Arkansas compromise Medicaid expansion stays alive
ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” Arkansas' first-in-the-nation plan that uses Medicaid funds to buy private insurance for the poor survived an effort to defund it Tuesday, as lawmakers gave final approval to continue a program that has extended health coverage to nearly 94,000 people.
Florence Brenda â€śNanaâ€ť Turner, 75, of Benton passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014.Â
She was born May 10, 1938, in Stockton-On-Tees, England.Â Mrs. Turner was a retired nurse.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lance and Frances Scott; and her husband, Ronnie Turner.
She is survived by her daughter, Tracey Carey and husband Billy; a grandson, Shaun Carey; a sister, Hazel McGlade; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.