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January 6th, 2012

Parker Alan Hilligas Purifoy

January 6, 2012

Parker Alan Hilligas Purifoy, 4, of Little Rock went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 1. Parker and his twin brother, Paxton Blake, were born on Nov. 12, 2007.
Survivors include his parents, Nicholas Purifoy of Benton and Sherri Hilligas of East End; his grandparents, Karen "MeMaw" Purifoy and Jerry Taylor of Malvern and Tamie "GramBo" and Eddie Hilligas of Sardis; specia parents,

Cathy Diane Young

January 6, 2012

Cathy Diane Young, 52, of North Little Rock passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3. She was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Billie Sue Banks Latham; and a brother, Leonard Don Latham.
She is survived by her son, James Young of Bryant and his fiancee, Kera Harriss; a daughter, Angel Young of North Little Rock; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mary Stearns and husband James of Bryant; two brothers, Billy Latham of Jerusalem and Robert Latham and wife Brenda of Mayflower; and his father, Leonard V. Latham of North Little Rock.
A private family service is planned.

January 4th

Lady Cardinals win, boys' woes continue

January 4, 2012

For most schools throughout the state, the Christmas and New Year’s holidays mean time off from homework, class and sports for athletes. But, not for the Harmony Grove senior high basketball teams. Both teams got back to work on Tuesday night, one day before even returning to school full time. The Lady Cardinals kicked the night off with a 3A conference match up against Episcopal. And what a Happy New Year it was for the Lady Cardinals, as they beat the Lady Wildcats 47-24.

Lady Miners come back for win

January 4, 2012

The Bauxite Lady Miners came back from a big first-half deficit to defeat the Maumelle Lady Hornets 61-49 on Tuesday in 7-4A conference action at Fred Dawson Gym in Bauxite. The Lady Miners were outscored 14-7 in the first quarter.

Down 18-9 early in the second quarter, junior Mary Crow led the Lady Miners back. Crow hit a short jump shot at the 6:30 mark to spark a 5-0 run to make it an 18-14 Lady Hornets lead with 5:20 left. Maumelle (10-6, 2-1 7-4A) scored four straight points capped by a Daysha Ross 5-foot jumper to make it 22-14 with 4:15 left.

Patricia Ann Cunningham

January 4, 2012

Patricia Ann Cunningham, 68, of Traskwood died Monday, Jan. 2.
She was born Nov. 26, 1943, to the late Harold Dean and Mildred Hambrick Cunningham.  She was a graduate of Glen Rose High School, a former employee of Saline Memorial Hospital and a member of Traskwood United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Mildred Cunningham; and a brother, Harold D. Cunningham Jr.

January 3rd

Body identified as missing Hot Springs Village mother

January 3, 2012

The body discovered submerged in a pond in Garland County on Dec. 31 has been officially identified as Dawna Jeanne Natzke, a mother missing from Hot Springs Village since Dec. 21. Lt. James Martin of the Garland County Sheriff's Office said an autopsy was not completed, therefore the cause of Natzke's death, nor the time of her death, was available as of press time.

Thomas Roger Allen

January 3, 2012

Thomas Roger Allen, 69, of Alexander passed away Jan. 2. He was born May 1, 1942, in New York to the late Roger and Joyce Sargent Allen. Thomas was a member of New Life Baptist Church.  He worked for Herman Reeves Dirtworks for 22 years.

Frankie L. Gross

January 3, 2012

Frankie L. Gross, 74, of Benton departed this life on Jan. 2, 2012.  She was born April 18, 1937, to the late, Frank and Cloma Atchley in Pine Bluff.
Frankie was a homemaker. Her hobbies were fishing, camping and spending time with family. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Verna Mae Rhodes; a half-sister, Maxine; and a half-brother, Billy.

J.C. Wells

January 3, 2012

J.C. Wells, 81, of Bryant passed away Friday, Dec. 30, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Little Rock.
J.C. was born in Morrilton on Aug. 10, 1930, the son of Ruby Lesslie and Jessie Ina Wells.  He worked as a concrete finisher and owned Collegeville Station for several years. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; four brothers; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He and his wife, Helen Abney Wells, were married for 61 years.

Iris Meeks Silvey

January 3, 2012

Iris Meeks Silvey, 92, of Jonesboro died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born in Swartz, La., to Charlie L. and Ruth Burford Meeks.
She had lived in Jonesboro for 20 years, moving there from Benton. She was a graduate of Eudora High School and retired after 30 years of service as a licensed psychiatric technician at the Arkansas State Hospital and at George W. Jackson mental health facility in Jonesboro.
She enjoyed watching television and sports and was a member of the Razorback Club for several years.

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