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October 1st, 2014

Johnny O. Tucker

October 1, 2014

Johnny O. Tucker, 64, of Haskell departed this life to be with the Lord on Sept. 30, 2014.  John was born Oct. 8, 1949 in Little Rock. 
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Ernest "Bob" and Nellie Tucker; and one brother, Billy Joe Smith.
He is survived by five loving sisters, Doris Baxter of Haskell, Patricia Swain, Debra Thornberry, and Bobbie Tucker, all of Benton, and Peggy Pulliam of Sherwood. 

Ludy Nancy Hudson

October 1, 2014

Ludy Nancy Hudson, 98, of Benton, died Sep5. 29, 2014.  She was born Oct. 15, 1915 in Eaglette.
Mrs. Hudson was a homemaker and a Baptist who loved to cook and feed people, sew, take care of family, read, travel and visit. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Agnes Jones; her husband, Dillie A. Hudson; her daughter, Dillie Jean Hudson; her sister, Rena Douthit; and her brother, Aaron Jones.

Secret Service chief resigns after security lapses

October 1, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday, a day after bitingly critical questioning by Congress about a White House security breach. There had been increasing calls for her departure during the day.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said she offered her resignation and he accepted it.

Pierson will be replaced by Joseph Clancy, a former special agent in charge of the president's protective detail who retired in 2011. Pierson has been with the agency for 30 years.

She was widely criticized during and after her testimony Tuesday.

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