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Cecil James Powell

January 14, 2013

Cecil James Powell, 87, of Benton passed away January 11. Cecil was born on May 16, 1925 in Plumerville, to James and Mary Ellen Powell.
Cecil was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years; Jewell Powell, his children; Glinda Potts, Shelton Powell and wife, DeeDee and Christina Powell, 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; two sisters; Arteen Merritt and Vurnice Hardy and numerous nieces and nephews.

Henry Bernard Grafe

January 14, 2013

Henry Bernard Grafe, 91, of Avilla, went home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, January 12.  He was born in Liepzig, Germany on October 18, 1921 to the late Albert and Freida Grafe.  Mr. Grafe came to the United States at six weeks of age with his parents.  He was a WWII US Marine Veteran.  He was a member of Avilla Zion Lutheran Church in Avilla and worked as a dairy farmer and painter. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, his spouse, Wanda Grafe, one son, Henry B. Jr., two grandchildren, Jeremy and Cassie Grafe, and two sisters, Anna Smith and Martha Praasterink.

Steven Wayne Carlton

January 14, 2013

Steven Wayne Carlton, 53, of Benton, formerly of Rockwall, Texas, went to be with the Lord Saturday, January 12, surrounded by his loved ones.  He was born in Plant City, Florida on March 14, 1959.  He was a master mechanic and was excellent with small engine repair, which he taught at Garland High School in Garland, Texas.  He was a member of Abundant Life Assembly of God in Bryant and loved anything outdoors including hunting, fishing, camping, and canoeing.

Randall Jay Brown

January 14, 2013

Randall Jay Brown
Randall Jay Brown, 75, of Benton, passed away Saturday, January 12, at Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House in Bryant.  He was born February 10, 1937 in Benton to the late John and Nina Brown.  He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Benton and a US Navy Veteran.  He was a retired pipe fitter and was a member of the Plumbers and Fitters Union #155.  He loved to hunt and fish.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jacob Miller Brown.

Benton sitting pretty after ugly affair

January 14, 2013

SHERIDAN – The Benton Lady Panthers are starting to get used to winning in the 7A/6A South conference. After going 13-1 last season for the conference championship, losing their last conference game to El Dorado by one point, Benton has now started 3-0 in conference this season after a 38-24 victory against the Lady Yellowjackets in Sheridan on Friday. Just as defense won the them the conference last season, defense is doing it again this year.

Chloe Chandler

January 14, 2013

Chloe Chandler, 91, of Benton, died Saturday, January 12. She was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school classes for the fourth and fifth grade girls.  She was also the co-owner of Chandlers Grocery with her husband Lester for 39 years.  She was a charter member of the Art Guild of Saline County.
She was preceded in death by her husband Lester Chandler of sixty-five years and their only daughter, Martha Chandler, her parents, E.B. Reeves and Connie J. Reeves, six brothers and one sister, several nephews and one niece.

Maxine Marie Bryant

January 14, 2013

Maxine Marie Bryant, 65, of Benton, passed away Saturday, January 12.  She was born April 3, 1947 in England.  Mrs. Bryant was a LPTN and retired from the Alexander Youth Center.  She was a member of Palestine Baptist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl Thomas White, Sr. and Thelma Covert White and a sister, Martha Jean Goodwin.

Cheryl Lynn Cottingham

January 14, 2013

Cheryl Lynn Cottingham, 51, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, January 9.  She was born May 30, 1961 in Little Rock.  Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Gordon and Alma Willene Johnson.
She is survived by her son, Jeffrey David Cottingham and wife Tabitha; daughter, Stephanie Marie Cottingham; brother, Mike Johnson; two sisters, Tanya Johnson and Teresa Johnson and four grandchildren, Sierra Harper, Alexis Harper, Devin Harper and Jaxton Cottingham.
A memorial graveside service will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 15 at Fairplay Cemetery.  Bro. Kim Hammer will be officiating.

Charlotte Fraleigh Ashcraft

January 14, 2013

Charlotte Fraleigh Ashcraft, 78, of Benton, residing in Paris, Texas for the past 2 years, was received in heaven by her Savior, January 11. She was born October 12, 1934, in Little Rock. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Benton.  She retired from Union Bank of Benton after 22 years.  She also worked for several years at the Benton Courier.
Mrs. Ashcraft was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd H.

Bryant routs for 1st conf. win

January 14, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – The Bryant Lady Hornets picked up their first 7A/6A South conference win of the season with a 61-14 drubbing of the JA Fair Lady War Eagles on Friday night in Little Rock. Ten different Lady Hornets scored in the game as Bryant used a 29-0 run between the first and second quarters to propel it to the rout.
“I thought we were able to get out early,” Bryant Coach Brad Matthews said. “We got some transition baskets, got a little confidence and I thought we played well. This was a good win for us coming off a tough one Tuesday. It’s good to get back on the winning track.”

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