Archive - Jul 16, 2012
Wanda Ouida Burks Parsons, 81, of Benton passed away July 15.Â She was born July 24, 1930, in Benton to the late Tommy E. and Ruby Lea Crook Burks.Â Wanda was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Euel Parsons; and a brother, Tommy Ray Burks.
James C. Evans, 80, of Fort Smith passed away Saturday, July 14.Â
He was born Aug. 22, 1931 in Gladeville, Tenn.Â Mr. Evans served in the U.S. Navy, aboard the USS Essex, during the Korean War.Â He was a retired insurance agent and a teacher and of the Methodist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Judge Turner S. Evans and Neva Jeanette Dobson Evans; and his brother, Noel Evans.
Donald Bruce Billingsley Sr., 69, of Benton passed away Thursday, July 12.Â He was born April 18, 1943, to Tom and Mary Billingsley. Donald was known to close friends and family as Butch.Â He loved Nascar, Walt Disney World, traveling and spending time with his wife.Â He was an avid Razorback fan. He graduated from Bryant High School and worked as an industrial salesman.
John Morrison, 96, of Benton passed away Thursday, July 12, in Little Rock.Â He was born Aug. 11, 1915, in Mountain View to the late Neal and Cora Johnson Morrison.
Mr. Morrison was a licensed minister and a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Benton.Â He had worked for Reynolds Metals in Bauxite from the 1950s to the 1970s.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Dean Morrison; two sisters; and six brothers.
David Melton Eubanks, 63, of Benton, passed away Thursday, July 12.
He was born Dec. 5, 1948, in Pine Bluff.Â David was retired. He was a Navy veteran and served on the USS Constellation during the Vietnam War, serving from 1967 to 1970.Â He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and of the Baptist Faith.Â
David was preceded in death by his father, Leon R. Eubanks; and four siblings, Momi Eubanks, John W. Huff, Leon R. Eubanks Jr. and Roger A. Eubanks.
BRYANT â€“ After defeating Stuttgart 7-2 on Saturday in the second round of the AA American Legion State Tournament, the Bryant Black Sox fell 3-2 in a hard-fought game to Newport Dell Motors on Sunday at Bryant High School.
Newport starter Michael Reynolds gave up two unearned runs in his complete-game win as he held Bryant at bay. Reynolds finished giving up seven hits and a walk while striking out four and throwing 106 pitches.