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Roy Oxenrider

December 19, 2013

An angel visited Roy Oxenrider, 81, of Bryant and escorted him to Heaven on Dec. 15, 2013. 
He was the founder of Royal Plumbing, Heating and Air Inc. 
Roy was a member of the Chosin Few National Inc. and a life member of the Army Chapter Chosin Few.  He served 13 years on the Board of Directors, representing his unit at Chosin, 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry, 7th Division, 10th Corps. Ill health forced him to refuse the last nomination. He was a member of the Purple Heart Association and The Queen’s Own 32nd Infantry Association, serving several years as quartermaster.

Minnie Lea Green

December 19, 2013

Minnie Lea Green (Minnielee or Minn to her family and friends), 81, of Benton, went to be with her heavenly father on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.  She was born April 23, 1932, in Bruno, the only girl of three children, to her parents, Roy Ferdinand and Vera Myrtle Oglesby.

Tanker overturns on Ark. 5

December 19, 2013

An overturned tanker truck on Arkansas 5 caused a loss of electrical power for many residents this morning.
A truck filled with gasoline overturned on the roadway and struck a utility pole. Because of safety concerns and damage to the pole, the electricity was shut off in the area, according to Benton Utilities.
The power reportedly is expected to be out for about five hours. Residents affected include those living on Kenwood Road west of Highway 5 South, some people living on McCurdy and all of Wellington Pointe subdivision.

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