Archive - Jun 2013
Thirteen of the 30 Major League Baseball managers have been catchers in their minor or major league playing careers. Yes, 43 percent of todayâ€™s managers are former catchers, with six managers being former outfielders, and five managers who were shortstops in their playing days. Iâ€™ve always had an idea of the reasoning of why so many catchers become managers, but former Arkansas Razorback and St. Louis Cardinal three-time winning Gold Glove catcher Tom Pagnozzi simplified it for me.
â€śBecause theyâ€™re the smartest baseball players, thatâ€™s why,â€ť Pagnozzi joked.
Casey Daryl Hill, 27, of Benton passed away Friday, June 21, 2013. He was born March 7, 1986, in Benton, to Doyle Loyd and Mary Etta Hill
He graduated from Benton High School in 2004.Â Casey loved to play his guitar and drums.Â He played in many local bands.Â He was an avid outdoorsman.Â He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping with his friends and family.Â One of his many hobbies included taxidermy.Â He perfected it and started running his own shop, KC Taxidermy.Â
He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed attending Grape Chapel Church and the Church at Rock Creek.Â
Anabel â€śAnnâ€ť Largent Newby, 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 21, 2013.
She was born on July 15, 1925, in Ulm to Harvey â€śCuzâ€ť and Lula Payer Largent. Ann graduated from Weiner High School, where she played basketball. She attended Arkansas State College, now Arkansas State University, in Jonesboro.
Floy R. Walker, age 85, of Benton, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013.Â She was born May 2, 1928, in Tull.
Mrs. Walker was a homemaker and a member of Old Union Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey E. and Ellen Ruth Burrow; her husband, Venson Walker; and two brothers, Curtis Dean Burrow and David Eugene Burrow.