Archive - 2012
Mary Frances Ledbetter, 84, of Benton, passed away Dec. 28. She was born April 3, 1928 in Little Rock to the late Jack and Marie Barnes.Â Mary Frances was a beautician and a member of First United Methodist Church in Benton.Â She traveled with her late husband, A. C. Ledbetter and was a member of the Good Samâ€™s Club.
Mary is survived by her sons, Steven Ledbetter and wife Susan of Benton and Michael Ledbetter and wife Raquel of Benton.
Chapel service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31 at Ashby Funeral Home, with burial to follow at New Rosemont Cemetery.
Thousands of Saline County residents are still without power in wake of the winter storm that hit Tuesday, Christmas Day.
As of press time, estimates on how many customers are out of service or when power will be restored was not available by Benton Utilities.
"The outage is widespread," said Jeremy McAdoo, a representative from Benton Utilities. "We have crews working around the clock. Two separate crews are working 12-hour shifts."
LloydÂ Don Standridge, 60, of Benton, passed away Dec. 26.Â He was born June 13, 1952 in Little Rock to Harold Lloyd and Hazel LaVerne Standridge. Lloyd was an employee of The United States Postal Service for 26 years.Â He was of the Baptist faith, having attended the First Baptist Church of Benton.
He was preceded in death by his mother, LaVerne Standridge Bearden.