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Archive - Apr 2012

April 9th

Teresa Gail Johns

April 9, 2012

Teresa Gail Swan Johns, 47, of Benton, died Friday, April 6, 2012 at the Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton. Mrs. Johns was a native of Crossett and a resident of Benton for the past 19 years. She graduated from Crossett High School in 1982. She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Benton Service Center for 5 years.
She was a member of the Apostolic Tabernacle in Benton and a member of the Lupus Foundation. She was a very charitable and caring person, an avid Razorback fan and loved Razorback football.

Shirley Ann Glaze

April 9, 2012

Shirley Ann Glaze, 72, of Alexander passed away Wednesday, April 4.  She was born March 5, 1940 in Bauxite, Ark.  Mrs. Glaze worked as a cashier at a grocery store.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Deaton Lattin and Annie Lois (Jones) Lattin; husband, Montie Glenn Glaze; daughter, Ann Marie Glaze and a sister, Josephine Wear.

Brian Russell Cunningham

April 9, 2012

Brian Russell Cunningham, 31, of Bryant passed away April 5. He was born April 20, 1980 in Hampton, Va. to  Michael and Delores Hensley Cunningham. 
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Raymond Cunningham, Mildred Cunningham, Leo Travis Hensley, and Doris Nadine Hensley. 
He is survived by his parents, Michael Wayne Cunningham and Delores Ann Cunningham, sisters, Stacy Fritzius, Rhonda Venis and husband, Ronald Venis II all of Benton, children, Kylie Grace Cunningham and Emily Madison Cunningham of Malvern, Tylar Raye Cunningham of Alabama, six nieces and two nephews.

Gary Snodderly

April 9, 2012

Gary Snodderly, 56, of Benton went home to be with the Lord on April 4. He was born June 4, 1955, to Raymond and Jean Snodderly in Rockford, Ill.
Mr. Snodderly loved reading the word of God and sharing his time with God in the outdoors.
He is survived by his father, Raymond Snodderly and his mother, Jean Smith; a sister, Linda Bunting and husband Mike; his best friend, Wendy Martin; a nephew, Johnny Jones; two great-nieces, Jacey and Avery Jones; and a great-nephew, Max Jones.

Nancy Karen Parker

April 9, 2012

Nancy Karen Parker of Benton passed away Friday, April 6.  She was born Jan. 6, 1946, in Danville, to the late Ellis Roberson and Estella Wehunt Roberson. 
Mrs. Parker was a former employee of Smith Fiberglass.  She and her husband, Richard E. Parker of Benton,would have celebrated their 50TH wedding anniversary on May 17, 2012.   

April 6th

Walking off: Panthers get game-winning double in 8th for win

April 6, 2012

BENTON – Leading by four runs going into the top of the sixth only to have the game tied on one swing, the Benton Panthers came away with a 5-4 extra-inning win in the bottom of the eighth over the El Dorado Wildcats in an important 6A South conference game on Thursday at Panther Field.

Benton senior Ryne Besancon, who pinch hit and struck out for starting pitcher Coulton Lee two innings before, hit a game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning.

“It was just a great ballgame; a great way to win the game,” Benton Coach Mark Balisterri said.

Streak at 13 for Benton after rout

April 6, 2012

BENTON – The Benton Lady Panthers added to their already impressive season with their second 15-0 win in a row on Thursday. Benton beat JA Fair on Tuesday in three innings. El Dorado got a bitter taste of Benton on Thursday as Benton extended their winning streak to 13.

Starting pitcher Lauren White started the game in the circle and sat down El Dorado in order in the top of the first.

Ula Jean (Turner) Griffin

April 6, 2012

Ula Jean (Turner) Griffin, 73, of the Shaw Community, passed away Wednesday, April 4, at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.  She was born April 20, 1938 in England to the late T.J. and Verda Ann Turner.  She was a homemaker and loved to hunt and raise chickens.  She was of Missionary Baptist faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Walter Wayne Griffin; two grandsons, Chris Lewis and Walter Ammons; two sisters, Irma Gregg and Vetola Stergeon, and four brothers. 

Randy Michael Wootten

April 6, 2012

Randy Michael Wootten, 46, of Batesville entered heaven after a courageous battle with lung cancer, quietly with family at his home, on Monday, April 2. He was born August 29, 1966 in Torrance, Calif. to Jerry and Wanda Wooten.
He is proceeded in death by his father, Jerry C. Wootten on Benton.

Morgan L. Hodkin

April 6, 2012

Morgan L. Hodkin, 91, of Benton went home to be with the Lord on April 4. He was born Oct. 13, 1920 to the late Bill and Grace Hodkin of Carthage, Mo. Mr. Hodkin was a deacon for more than 60 years a member of Holland Chapel Church. Morgan was the mechanical engineer director of the physical plant at UAMS for 26 years.
After he retired from UAMS in 1975, he was the field director with Carter, Chilcoat Icobaum Rouse and Walker. 

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