Archive - 2013
Michael â€śMikeâ€ť Hammett Pittman, 49, of Longview, Texas, died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at his residence in Longview. He was born in Memphis, Tenn., on Nov. 6, 1964, to the late Sam Allen and Sarah Gray (Bernhard) Pittman.
Mike served in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked for Faith Communications. Mike loved playing the guitar, enjoyed motorcycle riding, hunting, fishing and watching his favorite sports teams, especially with his nieces and nephews.
Eddie L. Price Curtis, 91, of Benton passed away Dec. 15, 2013.Â She was born June 6, 1922, in Cato, to the late Edgar and Theresa Matchett Price.
Eddie was a longtime member of Highway Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orvist Curtis; a son, Mason Curtis; a daughter, Mickey Lynn Curtis; his parents, Edgar and Theresa Price; his brother, Sam Price; and his sisters, Melba Brock and Ovine Goodman.
An angel visited Roy Oxenrider, 81, of Bryant and escorted him to Heaven on Dec. 15, 2013.Â
He was the founder of Royal Plumbing, Heating and Air Inc.Â
Roy was a member of the Chosin Few National Inc. and a life member of the Army Chapter Chosin Few.Â He served 13 years on the Board of Directors, representing his unit at Chosin, 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry, 7th Division, 10th Corps. Ill health forced him to refuse the last nomination. He was a member of the Purple Heart Association and The Queenâ€™s Own 32nd Infantry Association, serving several years as quartermaster.
Minnie Lea Green (Minnielee or Minn to her family and friends), 81, of Benton, went to be with her heavenly father on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.Â She was born April 23, 1932, in Bruno, the only girl of three children, to her parents, Roy Ferdinand and Vera Myrtle Oglesby.
An overturned tanker truck on Arkansas 5 caused a loss of electrical power for many residents this morning.
A truck filled with gasoline overturned on the roadway and struck a utility pole. Because of safety concerns and damage to the pole, the electricity was shut off in the area, according to Benton Utilities.
The power reportedly is expected to be out for about five hours. Residents affected include those living on Kenwood Road west of Highway 5 South, some people living on McCurdy and all of Wellington Pointe subdivision.
BENTON â€“ For the second consecutive game, the Benton Lady Panthers failed to score a point in a quarter, but unlike their 44-42 loss to Searcy on Thursday where they were outscored 13-0 in the third quarter, the Lady Panthers shook off a scoreless first quarter against the Springdale Lady Bulldogs on Friday in a 38-35 victory in their first home game of the year at Benton Arena.
Anita (Love bug) A.Thornberry (Quick), 29, of Benton passed away suddenly on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. She was born Jan. 1, 1984, in Pataskala, Ohio.
She will be greatly missed. She was such a loving mother, sister and daughter. She enjoyed the outdoors and loved camping, fishing and baking. She was full of joy and great with her nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Charles D. Quick.
Dr. Howard A. Nobles, 71, of Benton passed away Dec. 15, 2013.
He was born July 6, 1942. in El Dorado to Henry Arthur and Helen (Woods) Nobles Jr.Â He was a Navy Veteran, a member of First Baptist Church of Benton, and held bachelorâ€™s, masterâ€™s and doctoral degrees in education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
He was Â an educator in Benton and a member and past president of the Poetsâ€™ Roundtable.Â He also authored three books of poetry â€“ "Poems from a Baseball Fan," "Lost in Limerick Land" and "Cincinnati, Chicago and Other Places."
Fredean Cotton 80 of Little Rock passed away on December 13, 2013. She was born on August 31, 1933 to the late, Fred and Fostine Kinzel in East End, Arkansas. Fredean was a wonderful cook and enjoyed making dolls, quilting and working in her yard and garden. Her most treasured times was taking care of her children and grand children. She retired after 33 years from East End Elementary where she was a cook. Mrs. Cotton was a lifetime member of Fairview Missionary Baptist Church.
Verna Mae Loredo, 70, of Bryant has gone to Heaven on Dec. 11, 2013.
She was a beautiful mother of three children, Sonja Carter, Joe Rard and Clint Rard.
She is also survived by her two sisters and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Verna was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jose Loredo; her brother, Jessie; and her sister, Marie.
Her spirit and love of life will live on in our hearts forever.
The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
Arrangements are by Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant.
Online guest book: www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com.