Wanda Jean Parks, 85, of Haskell-Benton, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13.Â She was born Sept. 1, 1926, in Little Rock.Â Mrs. Parks was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Nick and Louella Mandrel; her husband, William Henry Parks Sr.; and a daughter, Carolyn Parks.Â
Reba Scharbor, 92, of Little Rock, formerly of Booneville, passed away, Thursday, Dec. 8, in Little Rock. She was born Aug. 19, 1919, near Branch to Raymond and Grace Aldridge Barnes.
She was retired from the Wolverine Toy Co. and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Booneville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Scharbor, and a granddaughter, Karen McConnell.
Dr. Joe Felan, a member of the Benton School Board, held true to his promise not to continue serving as vice president of the seven-member board and Heath Nix, one of the board's two newest members, has been elected to fill that post.
That action occurred Monday night in the regular December meeting of the board at Ringgold Elementary School.
Felan had been elected vice president of the body in the board's November meeting, but decided later that his philosophy does not coincide with that of the board president, Jeff Morrow, nor with the majority of the board members.