William Robert Middleton, 83, of Benton passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014.Â He was born in Hot Springs on Dec. 11, 1931, to the late Francis Lorin Middleton and Clovis Tyo.Â He was known as âPapaâ to his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Bob Middleton, and his wife, Marjorie Ann Middleton.
Thelma Mearie Martin, 63, of Benton passed away Dec. 8, 2014. She was born May 17, 1951, in Camden to the late Homer Jefferson Pierce Sr. and Venitta Pierce.
Thelma loved to go camping and fishing with her family. Vacations to Branson and other destinations were her favorite times of the year. She enjoyed collecting angels. She was a member of Benton Foursquare Church.
Thelma was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Homer Pierce Jr.; a sister, Lillian Burrow and her husband Buryman Burrow; a daughter, Iva Marie Barnett; and a grandson, Royce Southerland Jr.
Law enforcement officers from Saline County will be participating in their annual âShop With Our Copsâ even on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at Benton Walmart Supercenter. The program started in 1998 by the Saline County Chaplains Association in conjunction with local police agencies.
Officers participating this year will be from Alexander, Arkansas Health Center, Bauxite, Benton, Haskell, Shannon Hills, Saline County Sheriffâs Office and Traskwood.
For more information, grab a copy of Tuesdayâs Saline Courier.