Archive - Aug 8, 2011
In the first-ever all Saline County regional, the Benton 9-year-olds defeated Bryant in the Cal Ripken Southwest Regional with a score of 4-0 in the final.
Bentonâ€™s Peyton Pallette took control of the game early and finished with a complete game one-hit shutout over Bryant, who reached the tournament finals after defeating Little Rock Junior Deputy 6-3.
â€śThey had their ace going. It was a great game,â€ť Bryant coach Clint Hilson said.
â€śWe were really impressed with him and just couldnâ€™t hit him.
Bryantâ€™s only hit came in the fifth inning with a hit up a middle by Trey McKim.
Roy Lional Leland Jr. 86 of Alexander, formerly of Lonoke, passed away on Aug. 5, 2011.
Roy was born May 30, 1925, to the late LeRoy and Vivian Leland in Los Angeles, Calif.Â He was a member of First Assembly of God in Benton.Â
Mr. Leland was a true Christian man and loved sharing the gospel with others. He taught Sunday School at Zimmermanâ€™s Nursing Home for more than 38 years.
Roy was a wonderful father, grandfather and friend.
Houston Brazil, 78, of Hot Springs, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, August 4.Â Oldest of eight children, he was born January 21, 1933 in Saline County.Â Mr. Brazil was an entrepreneur; having owned Brazil Auto Repair on Hwy 5 in Benton and multiple other businesses in Saline County. He was also a Lieutenant for the Benton Police Department.Â Mr. Brazil was a Christian, a Mason and a Shriner.Â He was preceded in death by his parents, Lilburn and Recie Cochran Brazil; four siblings, Carolyn Bailey, Floyd Brazil, Beverly Coker and Jean Dumond and a grandson, David McGee.