Archive - 2012
The Bauxite Miners baseball team opened the 2012 season this past week and started the year off right with a 3-2 victory over the Glen Rose Beavers on Monday at Bauxite.
Led by the pitching of senior Ryan Weng, the Miners played stellar defense behind him to get the victory.
â€śMonday, our defense and pitching showed out,â€ť Bauxite Coach Michael Mattox said. â€śItâ€™s the best defensive game Iâ€™ve coached at Bauxite. We made every play. We had a 74-pitch complete game from our pitcher. We couldnâ€™t ask for a better game.â€ť
Todd Lasage, 46, of Alexander went to be with the Lord on Friday March 2. He was born November 7, 1965 in Benton. Todd was a former employee of Royal Overhead Door Co. Todd was a graduate of Bryant High School and attended University of Arkansas both in Little Rock and Fayetteville, and a member of Bryant First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Sissy Tinker Lasage, Alexander; son, Brandon Lasage, daughters, Tiffani Lasage and Ericcah Lasage, both of Alexander; parents, William and Pat Lasage, Alexander; sister, Jana Young, Alexander; grandmother, Lorene Lasage.
Calvin Monroe Hobby, 86, of Benton, went to be with the Lord Friday, March 2. He was born May 22, 1925 in Scott, to the late Gilbert and Bessie Waters Hobby.Â He grew up in Sardis and was known as â€śMonroeâ€ť to many growing up.
He served his country in the Navy as a Seabee during WWII. He was retired from Alcoa where he was a pipe fitter. He also was a Farmers Insurance agent for over 30 years in Benton. He was an active member of Parkview United Methodist church, where he served for many years. He was preceded in death by his brother James C. (J. C. ) Hobby and sister, Lonie Pettus.
Martha L. Crain, age 86, of Benton died Friday, March 2, 2012. She was born Oct. 30, 1925 in Benton. Martha was a housewife and a member of West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Gertrude Caple; her husband, Dwayne Crain; and a daughter, Helen Wunderlich.
She is survived by her daughter, Bobbie Gentry and husband, Gene of Benton; brother, Tommy L. Caple of Benton; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Dorothy Lorene Warner, 81, of Greenbrier, passed away Thursday, March 1.Â She was born June 11, 1930 in Rome, Mississippi.Â Mrs. Warner worked at Curtis Mathis and was a member of Oak Bowery Baptist Church.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Louis and Tressie Mae Ritchey; three husbands, Cecil Woodall, Walter Norwood, and Dee Warner; two sons, J.C. Woodall and Anthony Dewayne Norwood; grandchild, Thomas Jeffrey Warden; great-grandchild, Aubrey Ann Knoble; five sisters and three brothers.
William J. Kidd, 85, of Bauxite passed away Friday, March 2.Â He was born Oct. 19, 1926, in the Shaw community to the late Moses and Annie Stone Kidd.
William served in the Army during World War II, Korean Conflict and Vietnam, retiring with the rank of major.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bettie Kidd; his brother, Gean Kidd; and a sister, Mary Jane Allinson.
Paul â€śScottyâ€ť Beard, 49, of Traskwood passed away Wednesday, Feb. 29.Â He was born Oct. 25, 1962, in Stuttgart to the late Noel and JoAnnÂ Beard Sr.
Scotty worked at Middleton Heat and Air for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Ron Hodges.Â
He is survived by his wife, Janet Beard; three sons, Paul, Cody and Chris Beard; a daughter, Nikki Polston; four brothers, Davey, Buddy, Wayman and Jayson Beard; four sisters, Karen Duesterhoft, Kathy Beard, Chantae Whitley and Ricki Gail Wood; and two grandchildren, Clayton and Kloey Polston.Â
George W. â€śBillâ€ť Bard, 89, of Bryant passed away Thursday, March 1.Â He was born Oct. 31, 1922, in Bauxite to the late James Arthur and Jewel Ewing Bard.Â Bill was a lifelong Democrat, a resident of Saline County and a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church.Â He served in the 782nd Tank Battalion during World War II.
Lawrence Edward "Ced" Ross, 77, passed away on Thursday, March 1.
He was a member of First Christian Church, was a retired irrigation well driller and an Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Edna Hornbeck Ross; an infant brother; and a sister, Reba Vickers.
Steve Ervin Gossage, 63, of Benton, passed away Feb. 28.Â He was born Feb. 26, 1949, in Sherrill to the late Steve and Ida Keen Gossage.
Steve was a carpenter and a Navy veteran.