November 27th, 2012
An amazing woman, Sunny Fraleigh Red, 91, of Benton joined her Savior early Sunday, Nov. 25.
She was born Aug. 7, 1921, in North Little Rock.Â Sunny had the opportunity to celebrate this Thanksgiving with all five of her grandchildren and most of her 10 great-grandchildren. She had a full life well-lived.
She was an LPN who worked many years in the offices of Drs. Ashby, Hogue, and Thorn. She showed her love for people by her dedicated service to her church and community.
Madelyn Elsie Westbrook, 90, of Benton passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24. She was born Feb. 13, 1922. Madelyn was a retired LPTN at the Arkansas Health Center and a member of Parkview United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Jewell Davis; her husband, Louis Lee Westbrook; and her brothers, Samuel Davis and Harold Davis.
Marie Wolf Simons, 91, of Benton passed away on Nov. 24 after a short illness.
Marie was born Jan. 13, 1921, in Malvern.
She spent all of her adult life in Saline County and was a faithful member of First Baptist Church for more than 60 years. Marie was an accomplished seamstress and worked several years performing alterations at The Fashion in Benton and also sewed for family and friends.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Lindsey Schwanner; and her husbands, Woodrow Wolf and Gerald Simons.
Her family described her as "determined." Her friends described her as "someone who lights up any room she enters." Those that met her once, left knowing that they had just met a truly kind young woman. Following her tragic death in an automobile accident in the early morning hours of Nov. 21, a community came to consider her family.
Davey Lee Ramsey Sr, 81, of Benton, passed away Thursday, November 22.Â He was born April 24, 1931 in Saline County.Â Mr. Ramsey was retired from Reynolds Metal and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.Â He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he was a Deacon for 45 years.Â
Mr. Ramsey was preceded in death by his parents, H.C. â€śTonceâ€ť and Lorene Ramsey and a sister, Gwendolyn â€śSnooksâ€ť Rhoades.
Teresa Lynn Scarborough, 38, of Fayetteville passed away Tuesday, November 20, in Fayetteville. She was born November 5, 1974 in Pompano Beach, Florida the daughter of Charles Howard and Rhoda Parker Stroud. She attended Family Baptist Church in Springdale and worked in Child Care.
Velma Pauline Jones Daugherty died on Saturday, Nov. 24 at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton after suffering a stroke Friday.
She was 95 years old.
Pauline was born Jan. 23, 1917, in Sayre, in Ouachita County, the daughter of the late Jewell Hudson Jones and Jewel Ann Pearce Jones.
The family moved to Bauxite when Pauline was about 4 years old.
Pauline met her future husband, Warren Kelley "Doc" Daugherty at a church revival in Bauxite. They were married on July 30, 1933. Doc was the love of her life, and when he died on Dec. 2, 1995, they had been married for 62 years.
Benton City Council met a critical deadline Monday night in approving a new power supply agreement that will result in significant savings to the city while ensuring delivery of electrical power to Benton Utilities customers for years to come.
All of the nine aldermen in attendance voted for the measure that has been under negotiation for some time. Alderman Joe Lee Richards was not present, so his vote will be recorded as an automatic "no" to Alderman Doug Stracener's motions for approval.
BAUXITE â€“ A hot start on offense in the first half and stingy play on defense in the second half helped push the Bauxite Lady Miners (4-2) past the Pottsville Apaches by a score of 50-38 on Tuesday night.
Despite the win, head coach Joshua Harrison still felt his team didnâ€™t play their best ball.
â€śIt was an ugly game to say the least,â€ť Harrison said. â€śPottsville is a good team who is constantly in the 4A state tournament. We looked sluggish tonight. We didnâ€™t execute like we normally would, but I thought defensively we played pretty hard.â€ť
BRYANT- The Bryant Hornets led early and often in cruising to a 56-38 victory over the Fort Smith Southside Rebels on Tuesday night. The Hornets improve to 2-0 on the year.
â€śIâ€™m pleased,â€ť Bryant Coach Mike Abrahamson said. â€śI thought we played really hard. I thought they played hard and they did what they were coached to do. Thatâ€™s encouraging to me.â€ť