March 3rd, 2014
Norma Jean Elder, 79, of Benton peacefully went to be with her Lord on Â Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 with her loving family at her side.Â She was born April 11, 1934, in Booneville, to the late Melvin and Gladys Wilkins Boggs.
Mrs. Elder was a homemaker and a very faithful Christian.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Scott Howard Elder Sr.; one brother, Bufford Boggs; two sisters, Thetia Pierce and Eva Carolyn Boggs; and her first husband, Carol W. Baker.
Saline County is no longer under a burn ban.
Marguerite (Greet) House Haynes Layton, 92, of Malvern, started her Heavenly family reunion on Feb. 27, 2014.Â She was born in Hot Spring County, on Jan, 18, 1922 to Tom House and Judy Caroline Ross. She attended Glen Rose High School, where she played on the varsity basketball team.Â
Mrs. Layton was primarily a housewife and mother and enjoyed fishing and crocheting.Â Although she didnâ€™t like to cook, she had a special knack for creating â€śgoodâ€ť meals out of nothing, one of which was our favorite lunch, chocolate syrup and saltine crackers.
One of Benton's oldest and most famous restaurants shut its doors at close of business Saturday -- for good. Ed and Kay's opened in 1982, changing from Ed and Alma's. On Saturday, owner Kay Diemers closed shop, ending the reign of the "Mile High Pies" in Saline County.
Pick up a Monday issue of The Saline Courier for the full story.
According to multiple reports, all schools in Saline County (Benton, Bryant, Harmony Grove and Bauxite) will be closed Monday due to inclement weather.
Zane David Lock died Feb. 26, 2014, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant surrounded by his family.
Zane was born Aug. 23, 1977, in Holyoke, Colo., to Ron and Cindy Lock.Â He had three younger sisters, Jade, Gentry, and Alexa.Â The Lock family lived on the family farm near Lamar, Neb., until 1993, when they moved to Holyoke, Colo.Â At the age of 12, Zane accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior.
James D. Mosley, 67, of Benton passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.
He was born Feb. 15, 1947, to Thomas and Dorothy Mosley in Camden.
Jim grew up in Kansas City, graduating from Ruskin High School in 1965 and Central Missouri State in 1969. He worked as an accountant for Graybar Electric for 30 years, eventually settling in Texas.
James â€śJimâ€ť Thomas Key, 76, of Benton passed away Feb. 24, 2014. He was born Nov. 13, 1937, in Carthage, Tenn., to the late Tommy and Lovie (Bennett) Key.
Alfred C. Woods, 63, of Fostoria passed away at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at St. Catherine's Manor in Fostoria, Ohio.
He was born Feb. 15, 1951, to the late Elmer and Edna (Hunt) Woods in Fostoria, Ohio.
Alfred was a truck driver. He enjoyed hunting, loved Ford trucks, loved country music and played the bass guitar.
LITTLE ROCK â€” Arkansas House Speaker Davy Carter challenged opponents of the state's compromise Medicaid expansion Tuesday to offer an alternative that could break a legislative stalemate threatening the future of a program that provides subsidized coverage to more than 93,000 people.