Archive - 2012
Ronnie V. (Hutch) Hutcheson, 70, of Benton died Sunday, Sept. 30. He was born Feb. 19, 1942, in Benton. Ronnie was a retired licensed psychiatric technician nurse and worked in the forensic unit at the Arkansas State Hospital, a Brick Mason and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He loved fishing and deer hunting and was a local community football fan.
Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Doris Harris Hutcheson.
Ronnie Darryl Buffington, 50, of Benton passed away Saturday, Oct. 6.Â
He was born May 12, 1962 in Benton.Â Ronnie worked for Ambient Minerals, served in the U.S. Army and was of the Pentecostal faith.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jewell Ellis Buffington Jr. and Maybelle Langley Buffington; his father-in-law, Raymond Riddling' and two sisters.
The Benton Panther boys golf team followed in the footsteps of the girls team to end the season. The Panthers won the 6A South conference on Monday and then took third in the State Tournament on Tuesday. Playing at El Dorado Country Club, the Panthers edged the home team by three strokes winning with a score of 313. El Dorado followed with at 316, Sheridan (319), Texarkana (337), Lake Hamilton (342) and Siloam Springs (344).
"We had a great week," Benton Coach Chad Pitts said. "We won the conference and finished third overall. I couldn't be anymore proud of the boys."