June 23rd, 2014
Viola â€śDutchâ€ť Hanna Cowling, 104, passed away June 22, 2014, in Benton.
She was born Jan. 28, 1910, at Ozan, Ark., to the late Harvey Edgar and Etta (Goodlett) Hanna.Â She was a homemaker and of the Christian faith.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, L. L Cowling; a sister, Edna Hanna; and two brothers, William C. Hanna and Butch Hanna.
Rex George Carson, age 77, of Benton passed away Friday, June 20, 2014.Â
He was born April 12, 1937, in Little Rock.Â
Mr. Carson graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College (now University of Central Arkansas), with a teacherâ€™s degree and taught for 10 years.Â
The last five years of his teaching was at Benton High School where he was also the golf coach.Â He left teaching and opened the first custom golf repair shop repairing and building custom clubs.Â
Mr. Carson repaired clubs for people from 14 different states.Â Not only did he repair clubs, but he also loved to play the game.Â
Andre White, 24, of Little Rock was arrested June 21 as a suspect in a recent theft. According to the Benton Police Department, White posed as a vacuum cleaner salesman.
Days after demonstrating how to use the vacuum cleaner, the homeowner noticed discrepancies to his/her bank account and filed a report.
White allegedly stole personal checks from the residence during the time of the demonstration.
White has been charged with felony theft of property and is being held at the Saline County Detention Center.
Grab a copy of Tuesday's Saline Courier for more information.