Archive - Nov 23, 2011
Every high school basketball and football team has a rival. Every team has the school that they absolutely dislike because â€śhateâ€ť is too harsh. But, one thing most schools do not have is a rival that is less than 10 miles away. This can only be said about Benton and Bryant.
Year in and year out, both schools bring huge crowds during the basketball and football seasons. Known for the famous â€śSalt Bowlâ€ť at War Memorial Stadium to open the football season every year, both schools have been known to get pretty heated, both on the court and in the stands.
Charles Thomas Long, 77, of Houston died Sunday, Nov. 20, at Riverview Manor in Morrilton. He was born March 6, 1934, in Paron.
Charles was retired from the Little Rock School District. He was preceded in death by his parents, James William and Lorine Hendrix Long.
Michael Kellum, 33, of Alexander, joined Jesus in Heaven on Saturday, November 19.Â He was born November 17, 1978 in Mt. Home, Idaho.Â Michael was in construction sales and a member of Bryant First United Methodist Church.Â He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Kroblin.Â
Brandon Lee Crookham, 12, of Haskell, passed away Sunday, Nov. 20.Â He was born April 30, 1999, in Benton.
Brandon was a seventh-grader in the Harmony Grove School District, where he played football and baseball and was in the band. He was a member of New Life Assembly of God in Haskell.Â
John A. â€śJohnnyâ€ť Walker, 71, of Mayflower, formerly of North Little Rock, passed away Nov. 12. He was born to the late Albert and Willene Moring Walker.
He was a management supervisor for Timex Manufacturing where he retired after 25 years of service. He was also a financial consultant.
Johnny was also a U.S. Navy veteran, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the Moose Lodge.
James E. â€śBoâ€ť Cobb was born October 17, 1924, to Richard and Myrtle Ann Cobb in Sheffield, Alabama. He died on Sunday, November 20, 2011, at Saline Memorial Hospice at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Eula Cobb Lambert, and brothers Gene Cobb and Charles â€śBudâ€ť Cobb.
Bo graduated from Sheffield High School where he starred on the football team. He served our country as a member of the United States Navy during World War II.
Heze Eugene Carlton, 92, of Hensley, passed away Friday, Nov. 18.Â He was born Feb. 14, 1919, in Sutton.Â
Mr. Carlton was a World War II Army-Air Force veteran and worked at Reynolds Metals for 30 years. He was a member of East Union Missionary Baptist Church.
Mr. Carlton was preceded in death by his parents, Porter and Maude Carlton; and his wife, Euna Bea Lee Carlton.