March 5th, 2014
Golden Crow Bragg, 96, of Benton passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014, at her home. She was born June 27, 1917, in Paron.
Golden was a housewife and a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Artie Johnson Crow; her husband, Harold Bragg; a son, Robert â€śBudâ€ť Bragg; a brother, Robert Crow and wife Margaret; and a brother-in-law, Hugh Bragg.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Bettye Bragg; two nephews, Hugh Davis and Robert Crow Jr.; nieces, Betty Callahan and Bonnie Reynolds; and 10 great-nieces and nephews.
Christie Goins, 34, of Benton died Feb. 27, 2014. She was born July 15, 1979, in Little Rock to Randy Raper and Beverly Moore.
She was a hard worker. She loved her children and family unconditionally, expecting nothing in return.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents; Ervin Moore and Ruth Neil and Tommy Joe and Edna Raper.
She is survived by her parents; four children, Cassidy and Courtney Goins and Cody and Chris Bennett; a brother, Randall Raper; a sister, Samantha Jo Raper; and a host of aunts, uncles, family and friends who will miss her dearly.
Charles P. Adams Sr., 94, of Hot Springs passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, at his home.Â He was born June 18, 1919, in Louisville, Ky., to the late Charles P. and Josephine Hettinger Adams.
At the age of 7 he was placed in St. Josephâ€™s Orphanage in Louisville until the age of 15 when he went to work to support his mother.Â He entered the military, serving during World War II. His service included time in Africa and Italy.
Arkansas compromise Medicaid expansion stays alive
ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” Arkansas' first-in-the-nation plan that uses Medicaid funds to buy private insurance for the poor survived an effort to defund it Tuesday, as lawmakers gave final approval to continue a program that has extended health coverage to nearly 94,000 people.
Florence Brenda â€śNanaâ€ť Turner, 75, of Benton passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014.Â
She was born May 10, 1938, in Stockton-On-Tees, England.Â Mrs. Turner was a retired nurse.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lance and Frances Scott; and her husband, Ronnie Turner.
She is survived by her daughter, Tracey Carey and husband Billy; a grandson, Shaun Carey; a sister, Hazel McGlade; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Mary Louise Huett Jenkins, 77, passed away on March 1, 2014, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.
She was born July 1, 1936m in Little Rock, to the late Leo Huett and Annie Lucille Ashcraft.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Jack Kelly; her parents; and a sister, Betty Meeks.
According to multiple reports, Benton and Bryant school districts will be closed tomorrow. Both districts, along with Harmony Grove and Bauxite, were closed Monday after winter storms dumped freezing rain and sleet on Central Arkansas on Sunday.
Richard E. Doyle of Little Rock passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. He was born May 1, 1948 in Little Rock.
He is survived by his daughter, Cheli Stafford (Scott) of North Little Rock; two sisters, Sharron Anderson Willhite of Houston, Texas, and Debby Tompkins (Joel) of Jacksonville; a brother, David Redding of Houston, Texas; two grandchildren; and many friends.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, at Little Rock Funeral Home with Dr. Bob Dunaway officiating.
Arrangements are by Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (501-224-2200).
John William (Bill) Burrow Sr., 84, of Benton passed away March 1, 2014. He was born Sept. 16, 1929, in Benton.
Bill was a retired lab supervisor for Alcoa, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Tyndall Park Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Maynard Burrow and Alice Elizabeth Keene Burrow; two daughters, Connie Dyer Baxley and Cathy White Harris; five brothers, Robert, Sammie, Clennon, Royce and Rex Burrow; and five sisters, Mae Perry, Jimmie Hamilton, Mildred Parnell, Marilyn Bodenstedt and Charlene Loucks.
Carl W. Lyles, 75, of Hot Springs went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 1, 2014.Â He was born Oct., 4, 1938 in Little Rock to the late James E. and Anna Lyles.
He served in the Army National Guard for nine years.
He retired as a supervisor from Lucent Technologies (Teletype) after 32 years of service.
He loved yard work, mowing grass and talking to people about the good old days.Â He never met a stranger and was willing to help everyone.Â He was a wonderful husband and father.