Archive - 2013
Laveta Jestice, age 78, of Little Rock passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013. She was born Nov. 20, 1934 in Paragould. Laveta was retired from AT&T after 231/2 years and was a member of Springhill Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Riley and Dove Emma McNeil Scrivner; a sister, Mary Lee Bacon; and a brother, Sank Scrivner.
Sarah Dean Combs, 76, of Bauxite died Friday, July 26, 2013.
Sarah was born June 24, 1937, in Durham, N.C., to the late Nathanial Austin and Ina Mae Lewis.
Mrs. Combs is survived by her husband, Ernest Combs; her children Kathy Murphy, Peggy Burnett, Michele Foucault, Lori Combs, Pete Combs, Scott Erdman, and Richard Combs; a brother, Gene Lewis; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Trinity Baptist Church on Highway 183 in Benton.
Arrangements are by Arkansas Funeral Care, 501-982-3400.
Barney Melton Sikes Jr. of Benton passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013, at the age of 74 in Little Rock.
He was born Oct. 20, 1938, in Montrose to the late Barney Sr. and Pearlie Mae (Mitchell) Sikes.Â He retired from Reynolds Metals Co. as the plant engineer in 2001.Â He was also vice president of Hurricane Creek CU board and spent time volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.
Barney enjoyed traveling, spending time with and cooking for family and friends, and most of all sitting on his deck overlooking the river.
Cledis A. Davenport, of Benton, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock, at the age of 82. He was born August 18, 1930 in Sheridan, to the late Grover and Grace Davis Davenport. He had an extensive career with the federal government, retiring from the U.S. Army and the Pine Bluff Arsenal.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Maxine Swilling Davenport, and his parents, Grover and Grace Davis Davenport.
Cecil â€śWayneâ€ť Bright, 61, passed away July 24, 2013.
Wayne was born Aug. 30, 1951, in Hawkinsville, Ga. Wayne was of the Baptist faith. He loved gospel music.
Wayne had many talents including a beautiful singing voice, playing the bass, violin and piano. His children fondly remember him attempting to dance and teaching them to crochet and knit.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Opal Bright.
Carl James Hardwick, 87, of Little Rock passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013. He worked for Bean Music Co. for 32 years and started Hardwick Band Instruments in 1970. He was a World War II Marine Corps veteran and a member of Parkway Place Baptist Church.
Ray Edward Bunt, age 57, of Benton passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013.Â He was born Sept. 27, 1955, in Little Rock.Â Mr. Bunt was a U.S. Marine and a truck driver.Â
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Ray Bunt.
Rev. Grover L. Farrow, 82, passed away July 25, 2013. Grover was born March 11, 1931, in Oak Grove, La. Rev. Farrow pastored the Pentecostal Church of God in Bryant for 14 years. He enjoyed spending time camping and fishing at Tar Camp and Lake Sylvia. His children and grandchildren enjoy reminiscing of happy times spent at deer camp with him.
Grover was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Alba Farrow; four brothers; and one sister.
The final day to vote in The Saline Courier 2014 Pet Calendar Contest is Friday.
Votes are 25 cents each and can be entered at The Saline Courier office, 321 Market St. in Benton.
The top 12 pets will be featured in the calendar, which will be sold later this year.
Winners will be announced Thursday, Aug. 8 in the paper.
All proceeds benefit the Newspapers in Education program.
CLARKSVILLE, Ark. (AP) â€” As Cheyne Dougan rounded the corner at Clarksville High School, he saw three students on the floor moaning and crying. In a split-second, two more ran out of a nearby classroom.
"He's got a gun," one of them shouted as Dougan approached with his pistol drawn. Inside, he found one student holding another at gunpoint. Dougan aimed and fired three rounds at the gunman.