February 7th, 2012
Dorothy J. Smith, 89 of Sardis, passed away Friday, Feb. 3, in Little Rock. She was born on June 20, 1922 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Dewey Crook and Flossie Wilkerson -Crook.
She is preceded in death by her husband Clyde E. Smith, a daughter Janice Elaine Markham, her parents and one brother and one sister.
She is survived by her daughters Brenda Bearden of Sardis and Linda Murray of Alexander; sons Ronald Smith of Alexander, Larry Smith of Lexa, Darrell Smith of Palm Springs, CA;, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Ralph Edward Wright, 68, of Haskell, passed away Thursday, Feb. 2.Â He was born April 22, 1943 in Bauxite.Â Mr. Wright was a U. S. Army Veteran.Â He was preceded in death by his parents, Marlin and Bertha Wright; three sisters, Shirley Bradley, Billie June Horvath and Juanita Jacobs and a brother, Joe Wayne Wright.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Wright; two sons, William Wright and wife Katie and Dale Wright and wife Shanna; daughter, Brenda Wright; three brothers, Alfred, Kay and Ray Wright; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Avert Wesley Isham, 74, of Benton went to be with the Lord Feb. 2. He was born September 13, 1937 in Greenbrier to Armour and Arzilla Isham.Â
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Aaron Isham and two grandsons, Gary Isham, Jr. and Wyatt Isham.
Officials have spruced up the inside of the Saline County Courthouse with a new television monitor that will help aide visitors to specific courtrooms.
What defines greatness? What earns a football coach â€ścoach of the yearâ€ť honors?
Wins and losses? Championship rings and banners? What if someone said that a high school football coach was awarded the title after posting a losing record?Would you believe it?
What if someone said the coach missed nearly all of preseason action because of heart surgery at the age of 77 and didnâ€™t see his team play until its final scrimmage before opening week while sitting in the press box? Would that coach be worthy of the top honor as a coach?
A Saline County man and three Little Rock men have been arrested in connection with a Jan. 30 shooting in Alexander that put two of the four men in area hospitals.
â€˘Joshua Green, 32, of Little Rock, who faces charges of tampering with evidence, hindering apprehension, and two counts of attempted capital murder. As of press time, he remains in the Saline County jail on a $100,000 bond.
Mindy is a dog with a mission.
The young beagle is the special canine resident of Southern Trace Rehabilitation in Bryant, where she not only brings joy to her owner but to other residents who share her routine and her life.
Once lost or abandoned, Mindy was rescued by Marion Mork's grandson.
That was about three years ago, said Mork, who has been a resident of the Bryant rehab facility for the past several months.
"My grandson was going to find a home for Mindy, but I decided that I wanted her, so she first came to live with me," she said.
Annie Mae Perry, 83, of Benton, passed away Feb. 1.Â She was born June 17, 1928 in Bonita, Louisiana to the late Hugo and Una Porter Buffington.Â Annie Mae was a member of Grape Chapel Church of God in Benton.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Helen Fluker.Â
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Clayton Perry of Benton, sons, Jodie Perry and wife, Sandra of Monroe, Louisiana, Mart Perry of Ball, Louisiana, daughter, Patricia Perry of Thibodaux, Louisiana, three grandchildren, five great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.Â
Vonda Stiles Mashburn, of Simpson, Louisiana, passed away on Friday, Jan.13, at her residence.Â She was born on September 20, 1930 in Lonsdale to George W. and Mittie Crabb Stiles.
Vonda was preceded in death by her husband, James O. Mashburn and son, John Lowrance; sisters, Leatha French, Donna Zuvela, Lottie Parnell, Grace Martin, Velma Turner, Naomi Turner, Otholene Stiles, and Myrtle Styles and brothers, Vilous, Winfred, and Elmer Stiles.
She is survived by daughter, Linda Martin; son, James Mashburn; eight grandchildren, and eight grand-grandchildren.
Betty Moore Walker, 81, of Benton died Wednesday Feb. 1. She was born February 10, 1930 to Jacob and Salina Hicks Moore in Belfast. Betty was a retired foreman for Alcoa and a member of the First Christian of Benton. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wright O. (Bud) Walker, four sisters, and two brothers.
She is survived by her sister, Claudia Graham of Whittier, California. She was the grandmother of two step children, Roselinda, of Oklahoma; and David Ashley, of Benton; and many friends