Wilton â€śChipâ€ť Naquin, age 47, passed away December 5, 2013. Wilton was born on December 2, 1966 in Loranger, Louisiana.
Wilton is survived by his wife of 26 years, Bobbie Jo Naquin; 2 daughters, Kristal and husband Brent Cook of Benton, and Naomi Naquin of Benton, AR; 2 sons, Darian and Christopher Darden of Benton, AR; sister, Emily Passman of Alexander, AR; granddaughter, Kahlan Cook of Benton, AR; many nieces and nephews along with numerous friends and family members who loved him dearly and will miss him always.
Marion D. â€śWayneâ€ť Wilson of Sheridan, Arkansas was born July 30, 1939 at Poyen, Arkansas, the son of the late Elbert â€śTobeâ€ť and Birdie C. Murdock Wilson. Â Mr. Wilson was a member and deacon at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Sheridan, and loved to read and study his Bible. Â He was retired from Lucent Technology, was a lifetime member of Toler Hunting Club, and was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening of all kinds. Â
James â€śJimâ€ť R. Golman, 82, of Benton, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. He was born July 10, 1931 in San Gabriel, California to the late Robert L. Golman and Grace Miller Golman. He was an Air Force Veteran Staff Sergeant serving in the Korean War and stationed in Japan for 2 Â˝ years. Retired from Southwestern Bell and AT&T with 35 years of service; and member of Telephone Pioneers. He was a member of Geyer Springs First Baptist Church since 1975 and served faithfully as a Deacon; taught the youth and was a member of the adult choir.
Bonnie Dowell Johnston Finley, 67, of Little Rock, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013.Â She was born May 24, 1946 in Little Rock.Â Mrs. Finley retired from Carlton-Bates Company after 20 years.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Leon Johnston and Bonnie May McKray Johnston and her husband, Richard Leon Finley.
Joyce M. Brotherton, 76, passed away Dec. 2, 2013. Joyce was born March 11, 1937 in Little Rock.
Funeral service is 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 9 at Smith Family Funeral Home in Benton. For more information call 501-778-7100.
Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, December 8 at the funeral home.
Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com
Bill N. Boston, 88, a longtime resident of Bryant, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Bill was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and was loved by all who were fortunate to meet him.
He was born in Wichita, Kan., to Paul W. and Gladys E. Norris Boston, residing in that area for 46 years before moving to Arkansas.
Salem/Southwest Water Users officials advised customers who mailed checks to pay their water bill either last Wednesday or Thursday, their checks may have been stolen.
Customers can call the office to find out if their payment was received," said Clarissa Harris, manager.
BRYANT â€“ The Bryant swim team dominated once again as the Lady Hornets scored 530 points and Hornets 382 points to demolish the competition on Thursday at the Bishop Park Natatorium in Bryant. The Bryant girls defeated second-place Pulaski Academy (236) by almost 300 points, while the boys topped Magnolia (306) by 76. The Benton boys (251) took fourth, while the Lady Panthers (163) took fifth.
The Freezing Fog advisory for Saline County has been canceled. Currently, there are no active weather advisories for Saline County.
The winter weather warning for Saline County has been cancelled.
Icy conditions may still be possible tomorrow night into Sunday afternoon, according to accuweather.com.