Archive - Oct 2013
Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police spokesperson gives some tips for families partaking in Halloween festivities tonight.
Halloween is a special time of year for both you and your children. The children get to enjoy dressing up and eating lots of candy and you are left with a lifetime of great memories about the fun they had. We at the Benton Police Department want to help you ensure that they are safe while out there trick-or-treating so we have made a short list of things to consider before going out on Halloween night.
Owen Milton Rylie, 53, of Malvern, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.Â
He was born Sept. 24, 1960, in Benton. Mr. Rylie was a roofer and of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Owen Lewis Rylie and Ruby Lee Rylie; his sisters, Betty Sanders and Carolyn Rylie; and his brother, Archie Rylie.
Sarah Gray Bernhard Pittman, 80, of Wills Point, Texas, formerly of Greenwood, Miss., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.
She was born June 7, 1933, to Allen Christopher Bernhard and Hilda Hammett Bernhard in Lexington, Miss. She had a wonderful childhood with her family in Greenwood, as well as with her extended family from Lexington.
She graduated from Greenwood High School in 1951, attended Millsaps College, and then became a stewardess with American Airlines, based in Dallas, Texas.
LITTLE ROCK â€“ The Benton Lady Panthers ended their regular season defeating the Mount Saint Mary Belles Thursday night in Little Rock. Benton won its last four matches and 14 of the its past 15 matches with the Lady Panthers only loss coming to Conway in the Lady Cat Invitational two weeks ago. Benton swept every match in the 7A/6A South conference finishing 12-0 in league play and 20-3 overall.
Jebby Wayne Abbott, 56, passed away Oct. 25, 2013. Jebby was born April 5, 1957, in Little Rock.
Jebby was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia â€śAnnâ€ť Abbott.
Jerry Earl Welton of Benton went to be with the Lord Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at the age of 79.
He was born Jan. 10, 1934, in Pottsville.
God gifted him with strength of character and a personality that drew love as well as admiration of all whose lives he touched. Through Jerryâ€™s work in church, schools, the Gideons and his lifelong profession in the car business, he left the testimony of his faith on many.
William Richard "Dick" Craft, age 79, of Bryant went to be with the Lord on Oct. 25, 2013, after a 28-year battle with Parkinsonâ€™s disease.
He was born June 22, 1934, in Southland, Texas. Richard served in the U.S. Army, Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force.Â
He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow.
Dick was employed as a customer engineer for 30 years with IBM.
Nellie D. Fletcher, 93, of Benton died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.Â She was born Dec. 24, 1920, in McCool, Miss., to the late Samuel Jefferson Blaine and Fannie Elizabeth Vanlandingham Blaine.Â Nellie worked as an LPTN at the Benton Services Center and was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Fletcher; one brother; and four sisters.
Survivors include her son, Sammy Thweatt and wife Pat of Benton, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
James T. "Jim" Johnson, 86, of Shannon Hills died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.
He was born June 17, 1927, in Hickman County, Kentucky, to the late Carlos Dewey Johnson and Annie Lee Hicks Johnson.
Jim was a real estate appraiser and a veteran of the U.S. Army.Â He was a member of Sardis United Methodist Church and a former member of Rose City Cumberland Presbyterian Church in North Little Rock.
Mr. Johnson was a charter member of the Kentucky Farmhouse Fraternity at the University of Kentucky.
Junie Lee (Statler) Arquette, 80, of Jonesboro. formerly of Salinas, California passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Malvern. She was born June 15, 1933, in Missouri to the late Roscoe Statler and Lottie Bell Casey Statler.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Richard Arquette, sons, Stanley Ivy, Daniel A Roberts, and brother E.C. Statler of Haskell.
She is survived by sons, Ronnie Ivy of Hensley, Richard Ivy of Jonesboro, and Elbert Donald (Gish) Ivy of Benton; one daughter, Cindy Lee, of California;