Archive - Nov 2011
Thomas â€śTommyâ€ť Edward Chandler, 80, of Lonsdale, passed away Sunday, Nov. 6.Â He was born Oct. 12, 1931 in Tahoka, Texas, to the late Clive and Hazel Chandler.
He was a member of Ten Mile Missionary Baptist Church, a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 34 of Benton and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Carolyn Strickland and Betty Graves; and one brother, Elwayne Chandler.
Sharron K. Seyfert, 65, of Bauxite departed this life at her home on Nov. 3.Â She was born Jan. 29, 1946, in Ashland, Kan., to Jim and Leona Mae Williams.
She married Glen D. Seyfert on Dec. 1, 1978.Â Mrs. Seyfert was a United Methodist and a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Sharron had retired after 17 years of employment with the Department of Health and Human Services.Â She enjoyed making crafts, sewing, cross-stitch and being with friends and family.
Â She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Kala Jellison of Protection, Kan., and Connie DeMoss of Ordway, Colo.
Julia Adelene Tiner, 76, of Benton, passed away Friday, Nov. 3.Â She was born Feb. 22, 1935, in Batesville, to the late Sam Thomas and Ruth Daughdril Roberts.Â Julia was of the Baptist faith.
She is survivors by three sons, William Thomas Dea, Djzorn DeanÂ and Milton Tiner, Jr. all of Mabelvale; two daughters, Laura Ramsey of Kentucky and Sherri Specht of Mabelvale; a sister, Bonnie Shipps of California; her ex-husband, Milton Tiner Sr. of Benton; 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
The Sheridan Yellowjacketsâ€™ bid to host a first-round playoff game came to an end when they dropped a 28-21 decision to the Arkansas High Razorbacks in Texarkana on Friday night. The Yellowjackets scored 14 points in the final four minutes, but couldnâ€™t get it done in the end.
â€śToo little too late,â€ť Sheridan Coach Louis Campbell said. â€śWe didnâ€™t play very good on defense. We gave them 21 points. They had a fumble returned for a touchdown. That was 28 points.â€ť
Lindy Dale Chambers, Sr. , 72, of Bryant, went to be with his Savior Wednesday, Nov. 2,. He was predeceased by his father, Leven Chambers; his mother, Lissie Tatum Chambers; a brother, Orville Chambers; and a sister, Maxine Chambers Meyer.
Clyde DeVoye Spann, 91, of Benton, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 3.Â He was a Christian and a member of First Baptist Church in Benton.Â He was born in Saline County on July 6, 1920, to Melvin and Euldene Spann.Â Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 62 years, Lorece James Spann, and a brother, Clarence Jr.
Sally Ann Bradley, 60, of Buckville, went to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer Wednesday, Nov. 2. She was born July 10, 1951 in Benton to the late William Fred and Jewell Lee (Sanders) Witham.Â Sally married Dean Bradley Jr. July 11, 1969.Â
She was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church; worked in office management in the medical field; was president of Buckville Church and Cemetery Association; worked in Girl Scouts and on the PTO Board at Jessieville Schools. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting and making hair bows and loved Christmas and vacations.
Joyce Taysom Wells of the Little Rock area died Oct. 30 at the home of her niece in Pittsfield, Mass.Â She was born Dec. 22, 1921, in England and was a clerk with the
Civil Service in the United Kingdom during World War II.
She leaves her husband, Fred L. Wells, whom she married June 5, 1945. Also surviving are a niece, Christine Besse, and her husband, Jeffrey, of Massachusetts.
Dery Funeral Home of Pittsfield, Mass., is in charge of arrangements.Â Â Â Â
It has not been an easy season for the Benton Panthers. With each new week, a new injury seems to appear, making it difficult for the Panthers to find their rhythm. The biggest loss so far â€” senior quarter back Dylan Harris. Add to the fact that they play in the 6A South, one of the toughest conferences in the state, and you end up with one forgettable and miserable season.
To start the year, the Benton Panthers showed huge promise as being a contender in the 6A South with a 21-14 loss to now conference-leading Bryant and followed with a huge win over Jacksonville.
Tuesday night was a historic night on the football field for the Bryant Freshmen Hornets. For the first time in school history, the Hornets finished a season undefeated and untied with a resounding 35-0 win over Saline County rival Benton.
The Hornets finish the season with a perfect 10-0 record overall and 7-0 in the rugged Central Arkansas Junior High Conference. Benton closes the season with a 3-7 record overall, 2-5 in the conference.