September 17th, 2014
Edward Giles, age 74, of Bryant passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.Â He was born June 7, 1940. in Benton to the late Herbert and Dorothy Mae Giles.
Mr. Giles was a truck driver and a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Tina Gray.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Giles; two daughters, Natasha Giles and Lisa Mejia; a son, Keith Gray; six grandchildren, Deandre Toms, Joshua Wilder, Brandy Watson, Sommer Murphy, Brittney Todd and John Todd III; and four great-grandchildren.
Sarah Emilie Groves Jones, 74, of New Edinburg died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.Â She was born May 15, 1940, in MonticelloÂ
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank Groves and Marguerite Kelley Groves; her husband, Robert L. Jones; and one brother, Edward Groves.Â
Thirteen local churches have joined forces to provide a home for a Benton man.
Wes Hogue's new house is the focus of the annual Apostles Build of Habitat for Humanity of Saline County.
Work on the structure in Partnership Village began Saturday morning. Along with volunteers from the sponsoring churches, Hogue was on site to assist.
All homeowners are required to provide "sweat equity" toward their home projects and Hogue has been contributing to this requirement as a volunteer at the Habitat ReStore.