May 30th, 2012
Alice Tudor Glover, 55, of Benton passed away Friday, May 25, in Benton.Â She was born April 3, 1957 in Little Rock to Louis and Erma Tudor.Â
Mrs. Glover was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and actively involved in various community charities and activities in Benton.Â She spent more than 30 years as a beloved and dedicated second-grade school teacher at Caldwell Elementary School in Benton.Â
She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Jeanne Glover.Â
Willie Pauline Harris, 96, of Lonsdale, passed away May 28.Â She was born Aug. 26, 1915, in Saline County to the late Marshall and Della Shelton Gentry.Â Mrs. Harris was a homemaker and a member of Owensville Baptist Church.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 65 years, Royce Vernon Harris; a brother, Robert Gentry; and a sister, Vivian Brooks.Â
Clyde T. (Sonny) Bradshaw, 76, of Benton, lost his courageous battle with cancer at Saline Memorial Hospice in Bryant on May 29.Â Sonny was born Oct. 28, 1935, in Feenyville to Mae and Clyde Bradshaw.Â He was the owner of Bradshawâs Grocery for 25 years.Â
Sonny was preceded in death by his only child, Chad T. Bradshaw; his father, Clyde Bradshaw; grandparents, Ernest and Annie Belle Hunter; mother and dad, Mae and Gene Ollar; stepbrother, Gene Ollar; and three nephews, Garry Barnett, Rickey Boley and John Mozisek.
Robert Lee (Bob) Westbrook, 89, of Batesville, died at his home May 28.Â He was born July 16, 1922, to Andrew and Zula Westbrook.
He was of the Baptist faith and attended Parkview Baptist Church in Batesville.
Bob was a World War II veteran, having served under Gen. George S. Patton,Â He received four of the five major battle stars during that time, along with other medals. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.
Among the Bryant High School seniors receiving their diplomas tonight will be a young man who pursued his dream and next fall will join the drum line of the Arkansas Razorbacks Marching Band.
Payne Roberts, defying the advice of well-meaning family members, auditioned to play snare drums with the prestigious band on April 28 and was among the 10 chosen for the drum line.
Interestingly, Payne isn't an experienced musician as are most selected for college band membership. Indeed, he didn't pursue this interest until his sophomore year of high school.
Ferrel Vance Magby, 61 of Bauxite, passed away May 26.Â Â He was born October 30, 1950 in Bauxite to the late Eathel and Lola Brown Magby.Â He was a member of West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church and retired after many years from Benton Parks and Recreation Dept.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Danny and Autry Magby.
Survivors, wife, Rose Magby of Bauxite, daughter,Â Amelia Rose Magby of Bauxite, brothers, Sebert Magby, Benton and Troy Magby of Bauxite, sisters, Dixie Smith, Bauxite, Linda West, Bauxite and Novis Glenn, Malvern.
Harold Thomas (Tom) Hicks, 67, of Benton, passed away May 26.Â He was born February 17, 1945 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Henry and Pauline Hicks.Â Harold was an employee of Walmart for over 13 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Rick Hicks.
Survivors, wife, Linda Hicks of Benton, sons, Michael Lewis of Benton, Jeff Lewis of Benton, Scott Lewis and wife, Kathleen of Valley Springs, Ca., Donal Lewis and wife, Annie Mae of Anchorage, Alaska, daughter, Brandy Hicks of Benton, fourteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Jimmy N. Gullett, 82, of Benton, died Saturday May 26. He was born September 15, 1929 in Duke Oklahoma. Jimmy was a retired Teacher, Plumber, Salesman, owner of Jim Dandy Kennel and was a US Army Veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Newt Gullett and Marie McDaniel Gullett.
Stephen William Coy, 45, of Deer Park, Wisconsin died on Wednesday May 23.Â Steve was born on June 26, 1967 in Salem, Ohio and attended Salem Senior High School (Class 1985).
Steve immediately enlisted and proudly served in the United States Navy for 14 years including a tour of duty in the Gulf War.Â In addition to earning the âSailor of the Yearâ award, Steve also earned numerous other honors, metals, awards and commendations while serving aboard the USS Nimitz, the USS George Washington, USS John F. Kennedy and USS Whidbey Island Aircraft Carriers.
Melissa Harvey Dockery of Little Rock, was born in 1955, to Mary Stansel Harvey and Edwin âBuddyâ Harvey and grew up in the small Mississippi Delta town of Ruleville. She died onÂ May 24 of complications from esophageal cancer. Melissa bravely lived her time with cancer as she lived her life: strong, self assured, involved, and always with a sense of humor.