Thanksgiving. It’s the holiday that you might not have cared much about when you were a kid - no presents, no fireworks, just a poor turkey that had to give up it’s life for a meal with people that you probably don’t see but once or twice a year. But, as you get older, Thanksgiving [...]
Archive for November 2009
Oleta Putman, 99, of Beebe, Arkansas, died Sunday, November 22, 2009. She was retired from Franklin Electric, and was a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her husband of over fifty years, Elgie Putman, and three grandsons. Oleta is survived by her five children, Ada Holland, W. C. (Shirley) Putman, all of Harrison, Michigan, Martha [...]
As I write this (Tuesday night) I am watching Apollo 13 - the movie with Tom Hanks as an astronaut. It is one of my favorite all-time movies but it makes me incredibly nervous - even though I’ve seen it several times. I can’t believe those guys - and this is based on a real [...]
Today (Wednesday) is Veterans Day. I attended, as I always do, the ceremony held here in Beebe at 11 a.m. at the Beebe Veterans Monument. There were about 50 people there - which is about average. It truly amazes me that we - as a community and as a nation - cannot spare 30-minutes to [...]
Patricia A. Davis, 60, of McRae, Arkansas, was born April 7, 1949, at Searcy, Arkansas to O.C. and Ella Mae (Miller) Crotts, and passed on November 09, 2009. She was a devoted and loving mother and Nana. Her passion was caring for children and she loved each of “her babies” as her own.
Pat is [...]
Billy Joe Clark, 75, of Beebe went home to be with the Lord Saturday, November 7, 2009. Bill was a hardworking, simple man who appreciated the little things in life. On any given day, Bill could be found sitting on the front porch with a cup of coffee in one hand and a Lucky Strike [...]
James “Jim” Glen McKay of El Paso, passed away Nov. 3, 2009 at his home. He was born on June 8, 1932 in Antioch, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jerrell McKay.
He is survived by his 5 children, Ann Luten of Jacksonville, Harry (Nancy) McKay, Cabot; James “Bubba” McKay Jr., Jacksonville; John [...]
Glendon “Doc” Bevill, 80, of Beebe, Arkansas, was born June 10, 1929, to the late W. L. and Otha Allen Bevill at Beebe, and he died Friday, November 6, 2009. He was a member of Beebe Masonic Lodge and VFW Post 7769.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Myra Darden.
Doc is survived by his [...]
Billy Wayne Tiner, age 62 of Heber Springs, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 8, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Heber Springs. Born July 12, 1947 in McCrory, AR, he was the son of Betty Sue Tiner of Beebe and the late Huie H. Tiner.
Bill was a member of Heber Springs [...]
Our church secretary, Glenda Long, retired last week after 13-plus years as our secretary at Beebe First United Methodist Church. She was the perfect secretary. I don’t mean that she did everything right - she was just so perfect in how she dealt with people. She made me laugh until I cried on numerous occasions. [...]