September 19th, 2014
Miguel Cruz, 34, of Benton, passed away Sept. 14, 2014. He was born May 21, 1980, in Chicago, Ill., to Mary Lou Barber and the late Jose Luis Cruz.
Miguel was an electronic whiz. He was a former newspaper carrier for The Arkansas Democrat and The Saline Courier.
Miguel is remembered for being outgoing and was well-loved by everyone who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his father; and his brother, Juan Cruz.
James Franklin â€śJimmyâ€ť Holiman, 68, of Benton passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.
Jimmy was born Feb. 17, 1946, in Bauxite to the late Elbert and Lorene Steele Holiman.
He served in the U.S. Army for two years during the Korean Conflict. He had an extensive career in the public safety field, initially with the Benton Fire Department. He served as assistant chief for 11 years.