September 15th, 2014
Inez F. Petty Whatley, 83, of Benton passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
She was born Oct. 15, 1930, in Texas.Â
Mrs. Whatley was a homemaker and a member of New Life Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clara and John Petty; four sisters; and one brother.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, A.G. Whatley; two sons, Richard Whatley and Sonny Whatley (Ann); two daughters, Frances Wisely (Scotty) and Patricia Woods (Richard); seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Glenna A. Rowland McAllister, age 92, of Benton passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.Â
She was born Aug. 19, 1922, in Paron.
Mrs. McAllister was a homemaker and a member of the Benton Apostolic Pentecostal Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jada and Myrtle Louallen; two husbands, Willie Rowland and Louis McAllister; five grandchildren, Leslie Berry, Debbie Berry Wilson, Freda Carol Rowland, Steven Straughn and Stephanie Williams; a great-grandson, Cody Goode; and seven siblings.
Every year, for at least the last four years, a student at Bryant High School has committed suicide. Members of the Bryant Student Senate hope a program, which is based on the life of a girl none of the Bryant students has ever met, can change that statistic.
On Thursday, Bryant students learned about Rachel's Challenge. This program is based on the life of Rachel Joy Scott, who was the first victim of the school shootings at Columbine High School in 1999.
After her death, her family and friends found an essay she wrote for her fifth-period class.