March 5th, 2012
Martha L. Crain, age 86, of Benton died Friday, March 2, 2012. She was born Oct. 30, 1925 in Benton. Martha was a housewife and a member of West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Gertrude Caple; her husband, Dwayne Crain; and a daughter, Helen Wunderlich.
She is survived by her daughter, Bobbie Gentry and husband, Gene of Benton; brother, Tommy L. Caple of Benton; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Dorothy Lorene Warner, 81, of Greenbrier, passed away Thursday, March 1.Â She was born June 11, 1930 in Rome, Mississippi.Â Mrs. Warner worked at Curtis Mathis and was a member of Oak Bowery Baptist Church.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Louis and Tressie Mae Ritchey; three husbands, Cecil Woodall, Walter Norwood, and Dee Warner; two sons, J.C. Woodall and Anthony Dewayne Norwood; grandchild, Thomas Jeffrey Warden; great-grandchild, Aubrey Ann Knoble; five sisters and three brothers.
William J. Kidd, 85, of Bauxite passed away Friday, March 2.Â He was born Oct. 19, 1926, in the Shaw community to the late Moses and Annie Stone Kidd.
William served in the Army during World War II, Korean Conflict and Vietnam, retiring with the rank of major.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bettie Kidd; his brother, Gean Kidd; and a sister, Mary Jane Allinson.
Paul â€śScottyâ€ť Beard, 49, of Traskwood passed away Wednesday, Feb. 29.Â He was born Oct. 25, 1962, in Stuttgart to the late Noel and JoAnnÂ Beard Sr.
Scotty worked at Middleton Heat and Air for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Ron Hodges.Â
He is survived by his wife, Janet Beard; three sons, Paul, Cody and Chris Beard; a daughter, Nikki Polston; four brothers, Davey, Buddy, Wayman and Jayson Beard; four sisters, Karen Duesterhoft, Kathy Beard, Chantae Whitley and Ricki Gail Wood; and two grandchildren, Clayton and Kloey Polston.Â
George W. â€śBillâ€ť Bard, 89, of Bryant passed away Thursday, March 1.Â He was born Oct. 31, 1922, in Bauxite to the late James Arthur and Jewel Ewing Bard.Â Bill was a lifelong Democrat, a resident of Saline County and a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church.Â He served in the 782nd Tank Battalion during World War II.
Lawrence Edward "Ced" Ross, 77, passed away on Thursday, March 1.
He was a member of First Christian Church, was a retired irrigation well driller and an Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Edna Hornbeck Ross; an infant brother; and a sister, Reba Vickers.
Steve Ervin Gossage, 63, of Benton, passed away Feb. 28.Â He was born Feb. 26, 1949, in Sherrill to the late Steve and Ida Keen Gossage.
Steve was a carpenter and a Navy veteran.
Janice Sue Barnard, 54, of Hensley passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28.Â She was born Nov. 2, 1957, in Little Rock.Â Janice was a member of Forrest Tower Baptist Church.Â
She is survived by her husband, Ted Barnard; a son, Teddy Barnard; three daughters, Amanda Fox, Jennifer Rodgers and Carrie Barnard; her parents, Leo and Lou Mercer; a brother, Greg Mercer; a sister, Tammy Hogue, all of Hensley; and eight grandchildren, Kadin Fox, Spencer Fox, Braxton Fox, Dillon Booth, Sydney Booth, Aubrie Booth, Braden Isom and Jaycie Rodgers.
Dr. Allan M. Dabbs of Bryant is seeking re-election to the District 5 Justice of the Peace position on the Saline County Quorum Court.
A self-proclaimed â€śReagan Republican,â€ť Dabbs is seeking the GOPâ€™s nomination in the May preferential primary election.
Dabbs, owner of Back and Body Chiropractic in Bryant, brings years of civic service experience to the court, having served on the Bryant City Council in 2004-05, the Bryant Chamber board and as a reserve officer for the Saline County Sheriff's Office. He also has amassed many hours of community service.
A Little Rock man â€” who is accused of involvement in a recent shooting in Alexander that sent two men to local hospitals â€” was arrested early today, authorities said.