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Lee Anner Bealer

January 2nd, 2013 by

Lee Anner Bealer, age 66, of Monticello, AR departed this life on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Arkansas Hospice Center in Little Rock, AR. She was born on March 20, 1946 in Thebes, AR. She was an excellent aunt, sister, cousin, and friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Bealer Sr. and Mary Bealer; one sister, Virginia Bealer; and by one foster daughter Lanesia Davis.

Lee is survived by one brother, James Bealer, Jr. (Geraldine) of Monticello and one sister, Pearlene Bealer of Monticello, and one foster brother Collie Anderson (Carolyn) of Monticello, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Although Lee never had any biological kids of her own she helped to raise many. These include foster son, Myron Davis. Nieces, Nephews and Cousins: Roger Sr., Alphonso, Karen, Antionette, Wanda, Yvonne, Mark, Cherie, Andrea, and LaRhonda. Great nieces and nephews: Kristie, Barry “Tank”, Donzamion, Latrina, Zelda, Quanta, Shadonna, Teandra, Devonta, Denarius, Bambi, Roger Jr., Brandon, Quintella, Quarhonda “Pooh”, Quashondra “Suga Foot”, Deshondra, and Lauren “Punkin”.

Services will be held at the First Baptist Church, 546 North Bailey Street, in Monticello, AR on Saturday January 5, 2013 at 11 am with Reverand Henry F. Richardson officiating. Services entrusted to Christian Brothers Funeral Home of Monticello,AR.

News Doesn’t Stop for the Holidays…….

December 31st, 2012 by

Since news doesn’t stop for the holiday season, MonticelloLive will be covering any local news that developes during the holiday season.  No meetings are planned, but you never know when something “newsworthy” will take place.

Keep checking MLive to know what’s going on in Drew County;  we’ll watch the news; so you can watch football and the family.

SEARK Judges – Changes in Southeast Arkansas as New Year Begins

December 30th, 2012 by


MLive took this photo of 5 southeast Arkansas County Judges, at a library meeting, earlier this year.

Shown here areLincoln County Judge Charles Capps, Drew County Judge Damon Lampkin, Desha County Judge Mark McElroy, Bradley County Judge Keith Neely and Chicot County Judge Mack Ball.

Capps, Lampkin, and Emory Austin (of Ashley Co.) are retiring.  McElroy and Mike Holcomb (of Jefferson Co.) were elected to serve in the legislature.  Neely and Ball were re-elected as Judges.

Burning Leaves

December 30th, 2012 by


Burning leaves.  Some folks hate it;  many folks do it.

This photo shows one of the larger “leaf piles” that we’ve seen in a while, on Oakland St.

If you burn leaves, please monitor the fire, and keep a water hose close at hand.

Drew Central Hires LR Lawyer to Fight Discrimination Suit by Former Employee

December 28th, 2012 by

The Drew Central School Board held a special meeting Friday, to hire an attorney to represent them in a complaint filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by a former employee.

The employee, who was released last year as part of the district’s fiscal distress process, charges the district dismissed him because of his race, age and as a form of retaliation.

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Christmas “Leftovers”

December 27th, 2012 by

Walmart – Closed, only one day each year.

Giving your wish list to Santa.

Homemade cakes

Adults “making sure the kid’s toys work right.”

Helping Santa get his Good / Naughty List together.

MLive’s Christmas Donation to Local Children’s Christmas

First Responder’s Christmas Day

December 27th, 2012 by

While everyone else was celebrating Christmas day, our local First Responders were at work, serving the community, like they do every other day of the year.

Lacey – Ladelle Fire Dept. put out a fire at a work shed behind a HWY 425 home, Christmas Day.

MPD dispatched a Drew County Sheriff’s Deputy to a truck accident, Christmas Day. No one was reportedly injured.

C&L Electric crews worked to restore power on Valley Junction Road, after a tree fell, bringing down a power line.

Winter Weather – 9 am Notes

December 26th, 2012 by

Sydney and Mallory Fallon found enough snow to make a snowman!

At 10 pm, multiple weather sources forecast 1-3 inches of snow for Drew County, overnight.

However, even though snow was reported from all around the county, it seems only  a “dusting” took place; mostly between 8:30 and 10:00 o’clock.

Drew County Department of Human Services will be under the inclement weather policy, Wednesday.

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