ORCU staff bid James Hoot Gibson farewell
Deputy Warden, James Hoot Gibson retires from the Ouachita River Unit on May 10, 2017.
December 2016 Retirees
Mark Allen - Varner Supermax - 12/01/2016
Dwain Hargrove - Transportation - 12/01/2016
Buddy Menshew - Varner - 12/01/2016
Greg Socia - Cummins - 12/01/2016
Gerald Dunlap - Mental Health - 12/08/2016
Cpl. Jerry Slater and Bernadette Reed
Cpl. Jerry Slater, left photo, and Bernadette Reed, seem to be enjoying their retirement rockers, presented to them by the Newport Complex Employee Association in honor of their retirement at the end of April. After 11 years for Slater, at age 71, and after 13 years for Reed, they both really deserve it. Happy retirement!
April 2016 Retirees
Kimberly Farid - Wrightsville - 04/14/2016
Charles Gladden - Delta - 04/15/2016
Artie Morris - Max - 04/19/2016
Michael Allen - EARU - 04/23/2016
Brenda Yelverton - RLW - 04/27/2016
Doris Tisdale - Admin East - 04/30/2016
Gary Teague - NCU - 04/30/2016
March 2016 Retirees
Ricky Brooks - Pine Bluff Unit - 03/01/2016
Kermit Bartlett - McPherson Unit - 03/01/2016
Mike Wynn - Compliance - 03/19/2016
February 2016 Retirees
Tony Barnes - EARU - 02-01-2016
James Gibson - Wrightsville - 02-01-2016
Joseph Henderson - Wrightsville - 02-01-2016
Barbara Lloyd - Admin East - 02-13-2016
Barbara Lloyd’s retirement reception was held February 9, 2016, at Administration East Accounting Control. Director Kelley presented Barbara with her 30-year plaque. Mike Carraway spoke of Lloyd’s special qualities and how she was going to be missed. Rick Norton presented Lloyd with an Honorary Inmate Certificate. Lamont Wimbley (former accounting employee) presented her with a special poem he wrote full of memories from various co-workers. She also received 30 roses for 30 years from her family.
James ‘Hoot’ Gibson
James ‘Hoot’ Gibson retired from the Arkansas Department of Correction on February 1, 2016.
In retirement, he plans to golf, fish, umpire, and spend more time with his family.
January 2016 Retirees
Jimmy Banks - Grimes - 01-01-2016
Robert Canady - Cummins - 01-30-2016
Clayton Cochran - NCU - 01-28-2016
Don Hudson - McPherson - 01-01-2016
William Ivory - EARU - 01-01-2016
Paul Killian - NCU - 01-01-2016
Theresa Malvin - Wrightsville - 01-01-2016
Minnie Rhodes - Delta - 01-31-2016
Shunda Sims - Wrightsville - 01-01-2016
Jacqueline Singleton - RLW - 01-01-2016
Brenda Swygart - Cummins - 01-01-2016
Warden Jimmy Banks
Warden Jimmy Banks retired on December 31, 2015 with 30 years of service to the Arkansas Department of Correction. The Newport Complex staff honored Banks by presenting him with a rocking chair, years of service plaque, and a briefcase as parting gifts.
Banks’ family and friends gathered to enjoy refreshments and share their fondest memories as well as some of his favorite quotes throughout his employment with the ADC.