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Archive - Apr 2013

April 30th

Stella Virginia Holst Estes

April 30, 2013

Stella Virginia Holst Estes, 86, of Malvern died April 28, 2013.
Virginia graduated from Malvern High in 1945. A self-taught pianist and organist, she traveled the region performing with her sisters and brother, evangelizing for the Assemblies of God. She went on to serve as pianist for several local churches over the years.

James 'Jim' Turner

April 30, 2013

James “Jim” Turner, 63, of Benton passed away on April 27, 2013, with his family by his side.
Jim was born Dec. 18, 1949, to Carroll Joe and Rachel Turner in Arkadelphia. He was employed with American Laboratories. He loved his family and was a wonderful, husband, son, father, brother and grandfather. Jim enjoyed going to auctions, woodworking and working on old cars.
He was preceded in death by his father, Carroll Turner; a brother, Woodrow "Woody" Turner; and a sister, Cynthia Turner.

Donnie Lee 'D.J.' Harcrow

April 30, 2013

Donnie Lee "D.J." Harcrow Jr., age 35, of Bearden died Friday, April 26, 2013, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.
He was born July 29, 1977 in Wynne, Ark. He was a truck driver and a member of Chidester Baptist Church in Chidester.

Ulyess B. Catlett

April 30, 2013

Ulyess B. Catlett, 90, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Jonesboro.
Ulyess was a long-time resident of Benton before moving to Jonesboro . He retired from the Benton Street Department in 1987.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 29, in Bud Davis Cemetery south of Booneville with the Rev. Tommy Henderson officiating. There will be no visitation.
Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.
Online registry: www.emersonfuneralhome.com.

Tracy Allen Whitlow

April 30, 2013

Tracy Allen Whitlow, 40, of Benton went to be with the Lord on April 18, 2013.
He enjoyed fishing, swimming and spending time with his family.
He left behind his fiancee, Christina Harvey; three beautiful girls, Lenae Harvey, Alyssa Kyle and Kaitlyn Kyle; and many friends who all loved him and will miss him dearly.  May God keep his soul and rest in peace.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Sunset Lake.
Arrangements are by Dial and Dudley Funeral Home.
Online guest book: www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com.
 

Ethel Lee Langley

April 30, 2013

Ethel Lee Langley, age 80, of Little Rock passed away on April 24, 2013, in Little Rock.
She was born Feb. 11, 1933, in Taylor, Ark.
Ethel was owner of Ethel’s Snow Cone House in Benton and later in Little Rock and was a member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church in Little Rock.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Allie Emerson Kelly; and her husband, William L. Langley.
Survivors include a son, Russell Jones of Little Rock; two daughters, Lavada Jo Burks of Fort Smith and Twella E. Adams of Oklahoma; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Charles T. Steuart

April 30, 2013

Charles Thomas "Tommy" Steuart of Benton, formerly of Hot Springs, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2013. He was born Jan. 13, 1946, in Hot Springs to Luther and Christine Steuart.
Charles graduated from Hot Springs High School with the Class of 1963. He was the owner of CTS Rocks and Minerals in Hot Springs.
After serving with the Air Force in Vietnam, he graduated from Arkansas Tech, where he earned a degree in geology. He was employed as a geologist until his retirement in 2011.

April 29th

Benton PD arrests wanted suspect after month-long search

April 29, 2013

A suspect who has been wanted by Benton police in connection with a string of burglaries was arrested Sunday after officers responded to an aggravated robbery and criminal mischief call.
Kenneth Hawkins, 42, had been on the run since April 13.
Hawkins also is a parolee from the Arkansas Department of Correction.

Libraries to host Teddy Bear Sleepovers

April 29, 2013

The Saline County Library will host a Teddy Bear Sleepover for children of all ages at 6 p.m. Tues., May 7 at Boswell Library in Bryant and 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at Herzfeld Library in Benton. Attendees are encouraged to bring a teddy bear or stuffed animal to the library and enjoy a special story time filled with stories, songs, snacks, games and prizes. Afterwards, children are encouraged to leave their stuffed animal at the library overnight.

Habitat application meeting today

April 29, 2013

Those interested in applying for the Habitat Homeownership program may attend an application meeting today at 6 p.m. at the Benton Library. 

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