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William Albert Simon, Sr.

Aug 11th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

William Albert Simon, Sr., 74, of Beebe, Arkansas, was born May 13, 1937, at Compton, California, to Claude Gill and Wanetta Opal (Reynolds) Simon, and he died August 3, 2011.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-one years, Nita J. (Johnese) Simon; three daughters, Michelle Kennedy (Doug) of Beebe, Debra Daniels of Mabelvale, Rebecca Jackson [...]



Betty Leavell

Aug 11th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Betty Leavell, 71, of Beebe passed away Friday August 5, 2011.  She was born on April 8, 1940 to Gladys and Edgar Hill of Monticello. She was married to Lonnie Leavell of Beebe for fifty two years.
For seven years, Betty and Lonnie owned The Jean Joint in Monticello.  She worked as a book keeper [...]



Dale Gibson

Aug 11th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Dale Gibson, 74, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, August 3. He was born in Douglas AZ. Mr. Gibson was a retired sales and marketing director at Coca Cola. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Willa Fay Vaughn Gibson, one daughter, Linda Booker, of Jonesboro; one son, Mark Gibson, of Beebe; three grandchildren: Joseph [...]



What’s Left?

Aug 11th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Opinion

I hope you got some rain these past couple of days. If you live in Beebe - you did. On Monday afternoon it rained for about an hour or so and then later that evening a big front came through or formed - and we got lots of rain. At my house we got 4-inches. [...]



What’s Left?

Aug 4th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Opinion

Tuesday’s Little Rock temp and heat index was 106 and 119, respectively.  When I went past the school sign Tuesday, their temp said 98 or 99. I don’t know where their thermometer is but it must have been a few feet under the ground.  Right now (Tues. night)  it is 106 heat index in Little [...]



James Hal Beard

Aug 4th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

James Hal Beard, 64, of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away Monday, August 1, 2011.  He retired from Entergy after twenty-eight years.  Hal was a member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church where he was very active.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Beard; wife, Alice Ann and son, Brent Eric.  He is survived [...]