October 7th, 2014
Margie Marie Jarvis, age 88, of Bryant went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at her home.Â
She was born April 20, 1926, in Austin, Ark., to the late Samuel W. and Nancy W. Robbins Ridgeway.Â
Mrs. Jarvis had worked as a seamstress at Kellwood for 20 years and loved reading, crocheting and outdoor activity.Â She was a loving and caring person. Her belief in the Lord and raising her seven children were most important in her life.Â Â
Winnie Gail Hill, 74, of Benton died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.Â
She was born May 16, 1940, in Odessa, Texas, to the late Kenneth Elwood and Lillie Addie (Harmon) Franklin.
Mrs. Hill taught history in the Benton School District for more than 20 years, then taught in Alaska and eventually in the Bryant School District.Â She was a member of New Life Missionary Baptist Church.Â
JONESBORO â€” A Jonesboro man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl who became pregnant.
The Jonesboro Sun reports the 28-year-old man took a deal with prosecutors Monday and pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree sexual assault. He will receive credit for 235 days spent in jail and will be eligible for parole in 10 years.
Authorities say he started assaulting the girl in 2012 when she was 13 years old. The girl's mother says the man was living with them when the assaults began.