March 4th, 2014
Arkansas compromise Medicaid expansion stays alive
ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” Arkansas' first-in-the-nation plan that uses Medicaid funds to buy private insurance for the poor survived an effort to defund it Tuesday, as lawmakers gave final approval to continue a program that has extended health coverage to nearly 94,000 people.
Florence Brenda â€śNanaâ€ť Turner, 75, of Benton passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014.Â
She was born May 10, 1938, in Stockton-On-Tees, England.Â Mrs. Turner was a retired nurse.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lance and Frances Scott; and her husband, Ronnie Turner.
She is survived by her daughter, Tracey Carey and husband Billy; a grandson, Shaun Carey; a sister, Hazel McGlade; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Mary Louise Huett Jenkins, 77, passed away on March 1, 2014, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.
She was born July 1, 1936m in Little Rock, to the late Leo Huett and Annie Lucille Ashcraft.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Jack Kelly; her parents; and a sister, Betty Meeks.
According to multiple reports, Benton and Bryant school districts will be closed tomorrow. Both districts, along with Harmony Grove and Bauxite, were closed Monday after winter storms dumped freezing rain and sleet on Central Arkansas on Sunday.
Richard E. Doyle of Little Rock passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. He was born May 1, 1948 in Little Rock.
He is survived by his daughter, Cheli Stafford (Scott) of North Little Rock; two sisters, Sharron Anderson Willhite of Houston, Texas, and Debby Tompkins (Joel) of Jacksonville; a brother, David Redding of Houston, Texas; two grandchildren; and many friends.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, at Little Rock Funeral Home with Dr. Bob Dunaway officiating.
Arrangements are by Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (501-224-2200).
John William (Bill) Burrow Sr., 84, of Benton passed away March 1, 2014. He was born Sept. 16, 1929, in Benton.
Bill was a retired lab supervisor for Alcoa, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Tyndall Park Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Maynard Burrow and Alice Elizabeth Keene Burrow; two daughters, Connie Dyer Baxley and Cathy White Harris; five brothers, Robert, Sammie, Clennon, Royce and Rex Burrow; and five sisters, Mae Perry, Jimmie Hamilton, Mildred Parnell, Marilyn Bodenstedt and Charlene Loucks.
Carl W. Lyles, 75, of Hot Springs went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 1, 2014.Â He was born Oct., 4, 1938 in Little Rock to the late James E. and Anna Lyles.
He served in the Army National Guard for nine years.
He retired as a supervisor from Lucent Technologies (Teletype) after 32 years of service.
He loved yard work, mowing grass and talking to people about the good old days.Â He never met a stranger and was willing to help everyone.Â He was a wonderful husband and father.
Lawrence â€śBudâ€ť Brotherton Jr., 75, of Traskwood passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014 at his home.
He was born June 26, 1938, in Coy. Lawrence was retired from Alcoa and was a U.S. Army Veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence T.Â and Cora Lee Combs Brotherton; a brother, Billy Brotherton; and three sisters, Daisy Brotherton, Carmelita Brotherton and Ruthie Brotherton.
Charles William Brooks, 67, of Benton, went to be with the Lord on February 28, 2014.Â He was born October 15, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois to the late William E. and Katherine Trzyna Brooks.Â Charles graduated from England High School and enlisted in the United States Army, afterwards receiving a BSE in Math and Physical Science from UCA and MS Computer Science from Henderson. Charles was employed by Entergy Arkansas and prior to his employment with Entergy, he was the Football Coach for Glenwood Schools.Â Everyone whoÂ knew Charles was aware of his love for coaching Football.
Gary C. Sheridan, 65 of Benton,Â passed away February 28, 2014 in Little Rock.Â He was born February 4, 1949 to the late Lawrence and Madeline Sheridan in Benton.Â He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, a member of Forest Hills Missionary Baptist Church and a registered nurse.Â
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Oneida Brockway and a grandchild.