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July 29th

James Olean Ramsey

July 29, 2011

James Olean Ramsey, 88, of Benton passed away Wednesday, July 20, at Saline Hospice House in Bryant.  He was born on August 15, 1922 in Mt. Pleasant, TN to the late James Marshall and Willie Mae Henson Ramsey.  Mr. Ramsey was a member of Holland Chapel Baptist Church and had worked in maintenance for the Arkansas Highway Department.  In addition to his parents, his wife, Cozy Ramsey and one sister, Lilly Whitmire also preceded him in death.

Thomas Fredrick Wood

July 29, 2011

Thomas Fredrick Wood, 66, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, July 19. He was born February 10, 1945, in Caldwell, Kan. to the late Eugene and Aline Wood. Mr. Wood was a U.S. Army veteran, a retired federal employee and also managed Orvis Shape. He was a charter member of Arkansas Fly Fishers Federation of Fly Fishermen, past master of Westwood No. 353 which is now Mary Williams, 32nd Degree Mason, an eagle scout leader and a member of the Eastern Star, York Rite and the Shriners.

Dixie Lee Ragland Nichols

July 29, 2011

Dixie Lee Ragland Nichols, 74, of Benton died Monday, July 18. She was born February 19, 1937, in Pine Bluff to the late Leroy Edwin “Chick” and Hazel Jewell Morris Ragland. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bryant. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Fred Nichols and her sister, Frances Orman. 

Bryant Hornets junior Evan Lee runs the bases in Bryant’s 6-4 victory over Arkadelphia at Hornets...
Benton centerfielder Hannah Ward, 30, celebrates with her teammates after rounding the bases...
Because of winter weather which is expected to cover the state with either snow or ice today, the...


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