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Archive - Mar 2012

March 21st

Lady Hornets defeat Searcy in TOC final

March 21, 2012

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – The Bryant Lady Hornets had no trouble in the Tournament of Champions held at Burns Park in North Little Rock, outscoring their opponents 38-1 and defeating Searcy 16-1 in the championship game on Saturday night. After getting warmed up in an 8-0 win against Hope in the first round, the Lady Hornets beat Foreman 14-0 before the Searcy win.

Franklin one-hits Lake Hamilton in 10-0 rout

March 21, 2012

BENTON – The Benton Lady Panthers softball team has hit a bit of a hot streak as of late. After falling in the season opener to Bryant, the Lady Panthers have won eight straight games, including a 10-0 shutout victory over Lake Hamilton on Friday to open conference play.

Pitching duel ends with Miners' win

March 21, 2012

HASKELL – Neither team gave up a hit until the sixth inning, but the Bauxite Miners came out on top of the Harmony Grove Cardinals 6-2 on Friday night at Harmony Grove. It was tied 1-1 going into the seventh inning, but the Miners finally got to Cardinals’ senior starter Bodie Harris.

“We just had a different approach,” Bauxite Coach Michael Mattox said. “I’m not sure we solved him, we just had a better approach to stop swinging at high pitches and low pitches, waited for a good a good pitch and just drove it.

Harmony Grove bests Bauxite

March 21, 2012

HASKELL – The Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals held the Bauxite Lady Miners to three hits on their way to a 10-0 five-inning victory on Friday at Harmony Grove.

The Lady Cardinals (6-2) scored one run in the second inning and two in the third before breaking the game open in the fourth inning with six runs.

“[The Lady Cardinals] did some things I’ve been looking for them to do all season,” Harmony Grove Coach Sammie Massey said. “I was very pleased. They hit the ball well and played good defense. Overall, I thought we played well.”

March 20th

Robert M. Wade

March 20, 2012

Robert M. Wade, 86, of Bryant went to be with our Lord on March 19.
He was born Sept. 27, 1925, in Little Rock.
Mr. Wade joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 and proudly served in World War II and the Korean War.  He then worked at Alcoa in Benton for 30 years. After retirement, he became a plumbing and building inspector for the city of Bryant.
He was a member of Fuller Chapel Church, Dixie Car Club of Benton and Metropolitan Auto Club.

Lorece B. Chapman

March 20, 2012

Lorece B. Chapman, 81, of Gainesboro, Tenn., formerly of Benton, passed away March 16 in Gainesboro. She was born Dec. 31, 1930, in Sheridan to the late Jeff and Myrtle Shoptaw Bennings.
Lorece was a member of Spring Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Chapman; a brother, Robert Bennings; and three sisters, Corine Hollinger, Nadine Mitchell and LaVonda Davis.
She is survived by a son, Edward Chapman of Benton; a daughter, Donna Waller and husband Bill of Gainesboro, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Billy Gene Sledge

March 20, 2012

Billy Gene Sledge, 81, of Alexander passed away March 18 in Benton.  He was born July 27, 1930 in Conway to the late Miles S. Sledge and Lena Hattie Sims Sledge.  Mr. Sledge was a self-employed carpenter, and was a member of the Vimy Ridge Missionary Baptist Church.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Ellen “Fritzy” Sledge on March 4, 2012; two sons, Robert Gene Sledge, and Tony Sledge; one brother, Johnny Sledge; two grandchildren, Shane Sledge and Jennifer Wheeler. 

Penny Crowson

March 20, 2012

Penny Crowson, 80, of Benton passed away Friday, March 16. She was born Jan. 23, 1932 in Bauxite. Penny was a retired employee of Safeway Stores and a member of New Hope Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Alice  Molock; two brothers, Sonny Molock and Jim Molock and a sister, Mary Molock.

June Marie “Polly” Moser

March 20, 2012

June Marie “Polly” Moser of Alexander died March 15. Mrs. Moser was a Baptist and had retired from the Alexander Human Development Center.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Toy and Donnie Moser.
She was the loving mother of five surviving children: Andy Moser, Rose Samples and Debby Lowery of Greenville, S.C.; Pam Roberts of Mabelvale; and Diane Moser Cochran of Alexander; and 14 grandchildren.
Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Monday, March 26, at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Alexander with the Rev. Wayne Preston officiating.

March 19th

Norma J. Rasmussen Adams

March 19, 2012

Norma J. Rasmussen Adams, 81, of Alexander passed away on March 15, 2012. She was born on Sept. 21, 1930 to Joseph Richard and Lorraine Edwards Fowler in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was a proud member of the Bryant Senior Activity Center. She worked as an LPN for 25 years at St. Vincent’s Hospital and retired in 1995.
Norma is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Levi E. Rasmussen and Chester Adams; son, Douglas Rasmussen and one granddaughter.

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