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Archive - Jun 2013

June 29th

BREAKING NEWS: Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington arrested for public intoxication

June 30, 2013

BENTON -- On Saturday night around 7:55, officers from the Benton Police Department were dispatched to Denton’s Trotline after receiving a call that a “very intoxicated individual” was getting into a vehicle in the parking lot, according to a statement released just after midnight by Lt. Kevin Russell.

June 28th

Sherri Dianne Ridge Cathey

June 28, 2013

Sherri Dianne Ridge Cathey, 39, left us to be with the Lord on June 26, 2013. She was born Nov. 22, 1973, in Little Rock, to Dale and Shirley Ridge as the youngest of three children.
She attended school in Bryant and graduated from Bryant High School. She earned a degree in accounting from UALR and went on to earn a master's degree in education to pursue a teaching career. She finished her career teaching at Bethel Middle School in Bryant.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Leslie Scruggs; and her paternal grandmother, Lois Ridge.

Ruby Helen Cullipher

June 28, 2013

Ruby Helen Cullipher, 82, of Benton passed away June 27, 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospice house. She was born Feb. 22, 1931, in Guthrie, Okla.
She was the daughter of Edward Turner and Mary Mills Turner. Ruby was a homemaker for 76 years. She was a member of Benton Pentecostal Church of God and enjoyed caring for her children.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Mary Turner; her brother, Ellis Turner; her sister, Inadelle Spakes; and her son, Ralph Cullipher.

Eva Power Moore

June 28, 2013

Eva Power Moore, 84, of Benton died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, with her family at her side. She was born in Benton on Sept. 3, 1928, to the late Leslie and Mamie Landers Power.
She graduated from Benton High School in 1946 and went on to attend Little Rock Junior College and then the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree.

James Martin Hopper

June 28, 2013

James Martin Hopper, 78, of Little Rock, passed away June 25, 2013.  He was born Jan. 31, 1934, in Leola to Pete and Lucille Hopper, the superintendent of schools and the postmaster.

Lt. Freddie Marion 'Jack' McKinley

June 28, 2013

Lt. Freddie Marion "Jack" McKinley, who was retired from the Arkansas State Police, passed away on June 23, 2013, at the Murfreesboro Rehab and Nursing Center.
He was the son of W.H. "Bud" McKinley and Rosa Brewer. He was a graduate of Fountain Lake School, attended flight school and became a flight instructor and commercial pilot. He retired from the Arkansas State Police in 1980 after 32 years of service.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Murfreesboro and a deacon emeritus. He was a member of Whittington Lodge 365 and a 32nd-degree Mason.

June 27th

WEATHER NOTICE: Heat on the increase

June 27, 2013

Special Weather Statement for Saline County:
Hot and humid conditions expected across a large portion of Arkansas today with afternoon high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s across the state and a moist air mass in place.

June 26th

Julie Ann Reinmiller Hughes

June 26, 2013

Julie Ann Reinmiller Hughes, 55, of Benton died Monday, June 24, 2013.  She was born March 23, 1958, in Elizabeth, NJ.
Julie graduated from Benton High School in 1976 and was an accountant for Entergy Arkansas Inc. for over 30 years.  She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Benton.
She was preceded in death by four children, Anne Marie, and triplets Andrew, Brendan, and Christopher, one sister, Janet Bailey; and her ather-in-law and mother-in-law, Dallas and Erma Hughes.

Adriel Leigh Taylor

June 26, 2013

Adriel Leigh Taylor, 45, of Benton passed away June 24, 2013.  She was born Jan. 13, 1968, in Little Rock to  Donald Clifton and Vivian Bryant.
Adriel was a full-time member of Saline Missionary Baptist Church.  She loved her church family and thoroughly enjoyed going to church and learning God’s word.  The Lord was always a full-time member of her home and in her life.  She read God’s word daily.  If you came in contact with Adriel, she was always willing to witness her story regarding her salvation and what eternal life meant to her.

Ruby Wanda Mills

June 26, 2013

Ruby Wanda Mills, 82, of Benton, died June 24, 2013, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.  She was born Sept. 4, 1930, in Stanton, Texas, to the late George Rogers and Afton Ida Alderman.   Mrs. Mills was a member of the River Street Church of Christ and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 50 years, George W. Mills, and one brother, Tonley Alderman.

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