September 30th, 2014
Hugh â€śDennisâ€ť Gant Jr., 71, of Benton passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.
He was born Oct. 2, 1942, in Fort Smith to the late Hugh D. Gant Sr. and Frankie Smith Gant.
Dennis enjoyed water skiing in his early years. Another favorite hobby was working in his yard. Dennis loved driving his red 1976 T-top Corvette until it didnâ€™t run as smoothly as he liked, and traded for a red Mustang convertible.
Dennis was a Razorback fan and held season tickets for 10 years. He is remembered for taking care of family and putting others first.
Ann Louise Wetzel, age 70, died peacefully in her home, surrounded by family, on Sept. 25, 2014.
She was born Oct. 21, 1943, in Amarillo, Texas. to Earl Leroy and Dorothy Wetzel.
Ann lived in several states and Puerto Rico, finally settling in Texas after marriage to Anthony Yates, where she lived until recently.
She was predeceased by her father, Earl Wetzel.
LITTLE ROCK â€” A man accused of abducting and killing a real estate agent in rural Arkansas pleaded not guilty Tuesday to preliminary charges of kidnapping and capital murder, hours after the woman's body was discovered in a shallow grave.
Arron Michael Lewis appeared in court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to one count each of capital murder, kidnapping and robbery, as well as four weapons charges, according to the office of Pulaski County District Judge Wayne Gruber.
Mickey Don Banks of Mabelvale passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 27, 2014.
He was born April 6, 1942, in North Little Rock to the late J.T. Banks and Mildred Tucker Banks.
He was a retired carpenter at Arkansas State Hospital, an avid sportsman and a Razorback fan. He was an Army veteran.
Nothing pleased him more than gathering his family to go dove hunting. He used this time to â€ślecture on lifeâ€ť as the family called it. He was greatly loved and will be missed by all that knew him.
He was predeceased by his brother, Jimmy Banks.