Archive - 2013
Delmeray â€śDâ€ť Johnson, 81, of Bryant passed away Nov. 20, 2013, with his family by his side.Â He was born Oct. 10, 1932, to the late Ray and Mae Johnson in Quitman.Â D enjoyed hunting, fishing, coaching softball, animals and spending time with his family.Â He retired after 20 years with the Little Rock Police Department and served with the U.S. Navy in the Korean Wa.Â D was a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church for more than 25 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Delmore and Fredrick Johnson.
Delbert Lee Thompson of Cabot passed away Nov. 19, 2013.Â He was born Nov. 1, 1935, toÂ John and Iva Thompson.Â He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.Â He enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne; his sister Onita Montgomery; his brothers, Doyle Thompson and Dayton Thompson; and his parents, John and Iva.
Thomas "Tom" Lee Crossland, 72, of Humphrey was called to his heavenly home on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. He was born in Romance on Nov. 13, 1941.
Berta â€śRuthâ€ť Pinkerton, 79, passed from this life to her heavenly home on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. She was born Oct. 21, 1934, to Othel Dean Sr. and Levada (Watson) Dean of Benton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Edgar Dean and Othel Dean Jr.; and a sister, Alene (Dean) Williams.
She is survived by her daughters, Connie Carson of Alexander, Judy Romine (Don) of Redfield and Debra Dickson (Bob) of Bauxite; five granddaughters and one grandson; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Mary N. Brink, 74, passed away Nov. 20, 2013. She was born July 4, 1939, in Hope. Mary was a member of First Pentecostals of Benton.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, William and Opal Richardson; and her brothers, Charles and Bill Richardson.
Mary is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Michael Gayle Brink of Benton; two daughters, Anita Burkett and Lisa G. Brink of Benton; a sister, Betty Nash of Benton; a brother, Kenneth Richardson and wife Shirley of Deville, La., as well as many other family members and friends, all who loved her dearly and will miss her always.
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SEARCY â€“ The Benton Panthers started the 2013-14 basketball season with a bit of sloppiness. After senior forward Josh Bowling hit a 3-pointer from the corner to put the Panthers up 40-38 with 47 seconds left in regulation, the Greenbrier Panthers would tie it with a second remaining in the game to force overtime, and would go on to win 57-54 in three OTs in the first round of the Searcy Classic on Thursday.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) â€” Hundreds of environmental activists walked out of U.N. climate talks on Thursday, saying they were deeply disappointed by the lack of results with just one day remaining.
Wearing "Polluters talk, we walk" T-shirts, the activists streamed out of Warsaw's National Stadium, where rich and poor countries were arguing over who should do what to fight global warming.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” Instead of shrinking from the possibility that football's ultimate game could be played in a blizzard, organizers of the first outdoor, cold-climate Super Bowl have decided to embrace the snow as the game's unofficial theme.
In fact, some officials are positively hoping for snow.
"It would be disappointing if it didn't, quite frankly," said Brian McCarthy, the National Football League's top spokesman. "Weather and the elements are part of the game. And we are embracing it."
BENTON â€“ After an undefeated 7A/6A South Conference season last year and a semifinals loss to the Jonesboro Golden Hurricane in the 6A State Tournament, the Benton Panthers have a lot to live up to after breaking the school record with 27 victories against just three losses last year.
But, not only have the Panthers lost five seniors which contributed heavily to the South champions, but Benton has a new coach in the interim after former Head Coach Chris Nail took the assistant principal's position.