November 13th, 2013
Steven Wayne Longo, 43, of Benton passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at his home. He was born Jan. 11, 1970 in Santa Clara, Calif.
Steven was preceded in death by his father, Lee Wayne Longo.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Boyce Longo of Benton; a son, Steven Wayne Longo Jr of Benton.; a daughter, Shelby B. Longo of Benton; his mother, Wilma Joyce Gilbert of Gepp; his stepfather, Charles E. Gilbert of Gepp; a brother, Jeff Longo of South Haven, Miss.
Graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Pinecrest Cemetery.Â
Robert â€śJackieâ€ť Howell, 79, of Benton, passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in Little Rock.Â
He was born Nov. 3, 1934 in Ward to the late Leathie Ann Parker.
Â He was a U.S. Army veteran, a deacon of West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church, a retired custodian of Benton High School and a retired security guard for Reynolds Aluminum.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James D. Howell and Floyd M. Howell
Today MaytagÂ® brand and Boys & Girls Clubs of America announced the selection of five finalists in the 2013 Maytag Dependable Leader Awards â€“ Americaâ€™s Vote competition, including Ethan Harris, a Club Member of the Boys & Girls Club of Bryant, Arkansas. The Dependable Leader Awards recognize Boys & Girls Club professionals and volunteers who are committed to making a difference in the lives of youth, and are dependable and exceptional role models. Americaâ€™s Vote is an extension of the Dependable Leader Awards, inviting people across the U.S.
Minda Robin Mowery went to be with our Lord on Nov. 6, 2013, after a long, brave battle with cancer. She was born in Rock Island, Ill., on May 19, 1965.
Perry Ray Mann, 52, of Little Rock passed away on Nov. 7, 2013.
He was born May 3, 1961, to the late Ray Joe and Melba Inez Mann.
Perry was a 1979 graduate of Bryant High School. where he was voted most handsome.
He was an accomplished singer, musician and cabinet builder; he also had a passion for shooting 22 Bench Rest Rim Fire and was the international champion in 1995.
His most precious times were spent with his family and friends.
Perry was preceded in death by his parents and the mother of his children, Mary Mann.
Albert J. Linker, 69, of Alexander passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at his home. He was born Jan. 21, 1944, in Woodson.
Albert was a retired diesel mechanic, a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member or Village Creek Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen Linker and Verdna Mae Mills Linker.
He is survived by a son, Joe Allen Linker of Little Rock; a daughter, Shellie Watson and husband Michael of Cypress, Texas; a sister, Dot Jones and husband Wayne of Paron; and five grandchildren.
Glen Richard Samples Sr., 86, of Malvern passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. He was born March 4, 1927 in Benton.
Glen was a veteran of World War II and the Vietnam War and a member of First United Methodist Church in Benton, where he was part of the Menâ€™s Bible Class.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles G. Sample Sr. and Jessie Bird Sample; his wife, Ruth Samples; his brothers, John Sample, Harvey Sample and Charles Sample Jr.; and his sisters, Edith Robinson and Frances Rankin.
Richard Leon Brewer, 72, of Haskell went home to his heavenly father on Nov. 5, 2013.
He was born Aug. 10, 1941, to H. V. and Lucille Brewer. Â
He was preceded in death by his father, H.V. Brewer; his brother, Aubrey Brewer; his daughter, Debbie Herring; a stepson. Robert Brazil; his aunt, Lena Ramsey; and his father-in-law, Gerald Scott.
Gail Jeanette Coffman, 69, passed away Nov. 5, 2013. Gail was born June 27, 1944, in Tampa, Fla.
Gail was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph Gann and Dollie Aldridge.
BENTON â€“ Despite struggling for his worst game of the season last week in a 35-0 loss to the Wildcats in El Dorado, senior Panther quarterback Tarek Beaugard still has a chance to break the school record of 25 touchdown passes in a season. Earlroy â€śNubbinâ€ť Wray currently holds the record as Beaugard sits at 21 TDs, failing to throw for one last week and throwing a season-high three interceptions.