Archive - Oct 2011
Jacky D. Bearden, 58, of Benton went to be with his Lord on Oct. 20. He enjoyed deer hunting, music and drag racing.
Jacky attended school at Bauxite and was a member of Boy Scouts and Falcon Club of America. He retired from Enmar-Ameron in 1983 and was also a bus driver for Benton schools. Jacky also served in the Army National Guard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Polly and H.E. Bearden; a nephew, Bobby Mathis Jr.; and a niece, Kayanna Bearden.
Mamie G. Sparks, 85, of Benton, passed away Friday, Oct. 21.Â She was born Feb, 14, 1926, in Malvern.Â
Mrs. Sparks was a cook at the Arkansas State Hospital for 33 years.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Cleo Haney; her husband, Marion Sparks; a son, Charles Sparks; and a daughter, Ethel Brothern.
Samuel B. Ray, 89, of Benton passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Benton.Â He was born Sept. 6, 1922, in Nashville, Tenn., to the late William Doak Ray and Eva Ray.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Doak Ray II; and a nephew, William Doak Ray III.
The Bryant Lady Hornets swept the Central Arkansas Christian Lady Mustangs 3-0 (25-23, 25-15, 25-15) on Thursday in their last regular-season match before the 7A State Tournament which starts on Tuesday at Buzz Bolding Arena at Conway High School.
The Lady Hornets (12-5, 10-4 7A Central) lost to the North Little Rock Lady Charging Wildcats 0-3 on Tuesday to finish out the conference season, but Bryant took second in the Central behind first-place Conway, earning a No. 2 seed and a first-round bye for the state tournament this Wednesday.
Former Ohio State head football coach John Cooper was at the Northwest Arkansas Touchdown Club recently and said that the five Ohio State players, including former starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor, should not have played in the Sugar Bowl, which Arkansas lost 31-26, against the Razorbacks this past bowl season.
In the final regular season game, North Little Rock High School swept Benton High School in volleyball 3-0 (11-25, 16-25, 18-25) Thursday night.
â€śWe just didnâ€™t play very well,â€ť coach Brandy Chumley said. â€śOur heads werenâ€™t in the game and we couldnâ€™t get anything going.â€ť
In game one, senior Kristen Ryan and junior Alex Williams had a kill. In the second game, the Lady Panthers had six kills including two from Ryan.
Williams, Hayely Ferguson, Erin Jackson, and Allison Reynolds all had one kill. In the third game, Benton had nine kills including three from Williams.
Andrew Daniel Harness, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, in Little Rock. He was born Jan. 23, 1992, to Van and Lisa Harness in Little Rock.
He was a member of Westside First Baptist Church and the Greers Ferry baseball team from 1996 to 2010. He went to the state playoffs at Baum Stadium in 2010. He was a 2010 graduate of Westside High School of Greers Ferry. He had enlisted in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his dad, Van â€śVannyâ€ť Lee Harness; and his grandparents, Cecil and Irene Harness.
Aaliyah Kaâ€™Lynn Murray, infant daughter of Krystin Nicole Murray of Benton and Jordan Huntsman of Kensett, died Tuesday, Oct. 18. She was born Sept. 14, 2011, in Searcy.
Carl D. Greenway, 57, of Paron, passed away Wednesday, Oct.19.Â He was born Nov. 12, 1953, in Little Rock.Â He was a carpenter and a heavy equipment operator.Â He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church and the OCBR Broncoâ€™s.
He was preceded in death by his father, J. B. Greenway.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki Greenway; a son, Joseph Greenway; his mother, Dorothy Greenway, all of Paron; a sister, Mary Lancaster of Benton; and two grandchildren, Riley and Alex.
Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Fowler Cemetery.
Randy Louis Tillman, 54, of Mayflower, passed away Oct. 18.Â He was born Oct. 8, 1957, in Benton, to Edward and Minnie Rogers Tillman.Â He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Tracey Tillman.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Tillman; two sons, Steven Tillman and Jeremy Tillman; a brother, Mickey Tillman; and a sister, Sondra Tillman.
Graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Pine Mountain Cemetery in Damascus.Â
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ashby Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com