Archive - Mar 29, 2011
Lenney Bell Kirkendoll, 73, of Benton, passed away Monday, March 28, 2011. She was born Aug. 16, 1937, in Cleburne County.
Mrs. Kirkendoll was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and retired from the Benton Public School District.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Myrtle Chastain; son, Melvin Kirkendoll; and a sister, Lorine Phillips.
Raymon Bertram Gentry Jr., 47, of Alexander died Saturday, March 26, 2011. He was born Feb. 11, 1964, in Little Rock to Stella and Raymon Gentry Sr. and two older sisters, Dianne Smith and Lisa Hicks.
In November 1985 he married his sweetheart, Shelia Hill of Mountain View, and was blessed with two daughters, Megan and Cara shortly afterward.
Leonard Phillip Neighbors, 72, of Benton passed away Sunday, March 27, 2011.
He was born March 17, 1939, in Bauxite.
Mr. Neighbors retired from AT&T, served in the National Guard and was a member of Grape Chapel Church of God. He was one of the founding fatherâs (Card Holder #3) of the Arkansas Rodeo Association and a Gold Card Holder in the PRCA.
Mr. Neighbors was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Gertrude Neighbors; and an infant son.
Both the Bauxite baseball and softball teams are off to a 1-0 start in 4A-7 Conference play after beating Oak Grove Monday.
The Miners (8-5, 1-0) won 12-3 in seven innings behind solid pitching from junior Ryan Weng, who had a complete game with only 79 pitches.
Bauxite baseball head coach Michael Mattox said, âHe worked very efficiently. It didnât seem like he had complete command, but heâs such a competitor that even on his off days heâs effective.â
Weng gave up five hits and three runs, two of which were earned. He recorded three strikeouts with three walks.
After defeating Mena 4-3 on Saturday, the Sheridan Yellowjackets will try to maintain their winning streak when they face El Dorado tonight.
âThat is a big conference game for us,â Sheridan coach Mike Moore said. âThey have a really good pitcher. It is going to be a tough game for us.â
The âJackets are currently riding a 11-game winning streak and are 2-0 in the 6A South conference.
Sheridan scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 4-2 lead over Mena last Saturday.