June 12th, 2012
Benton City Council members have taken a protective measure regarding Saturday's Cinderella In the City celebration by adopting an ordinance exempting event vendors from a requirement to pay the city's occupation tax.
Lora Peek, 89 of Benton died Sunday, June 10, in Bryant. She was born September 5, 1922 the daughter of the late Robert Allen and Rettie Isabella Hardy Peek. Lora was retired from the Timex Corp. in Little Rock.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Lovice Garner; two brothers, Lual Peek and Leamon Peek.
She is survived by one sister, Loice Peek of Benton and one niece.
Services will be 10 a.m.,Wednesday, June 13 at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home in Arkadelphia. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Body will lie n state Tuesday, June 12 at the funeral home.
David Ray Dickerson Sr., 65, of Benton, passed away Saturday, June 9.Â He was born September 27, 1946 in Morton.Â Mr. Dickerson worked at the Benton Service Center for 30 years.Â His grandkids and his flowers were his joy in life.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Velma Brawley and Kaylor Monroe Dickerson and two brothers, Billy Dickerson and Kaylor Dickerson II.
He is survived by two children, Branda Blakley and David Dickerson Jr.; sister, Veleta Green; three grandchildren, Kaylor, Devlyn and Chloe and his ex-wife and friend, Nancy Smith.