Archive - 2013
Three local nonprofit groups will benefit from an upcoming musical event featuring Elvis tribute artist Tony Witt.
The concert, a musical tribute celebrating legendary entertainer Elvis Presley, is coming to the stage of Benton High Schoolâ€™s Butler Auditorium in Benton, Arkansas on Saturday evening, April 6. Show time is 7 p.m.
International Award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist Tony Witt, who resides in the Central Arkansas area, has previously performed many times at the Royal Theatre in Downtown Benton.
Michael S. Malarick, 52, of Benton died Wednesday March 13, in Little Rock. He was born August 27, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois. Michael was a Truck Driver and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Benton.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Ann Malarick, sons, Scott Malarick and Kevin Malarick, both of Chicago, Illinois; daughter, Ashley Lee, Cabot; Parents, Ronald and Marie Malarick, Orland Park, Illinois; sisters, Susan Weber and Jennifer Troutman, both of Orland Park, Illinois; aunt, Tootsie Borders, Argo, Illinois.
Cremation services are through Ashby Funeral Home.
Brandy Ann Baxley Hargrove, 40, of Galveston, Texas, passed away Feb. 4.Â She was born Jan. 30, 1973, in Little Rock to Shirley Moore Berry and Thomas Gerald Baxley.
She is survived by her mother, Shirley Berry and husband Raymond; her father, Tommy Baxley; a daughter, Tara Hargrove; and a son, Raymond Thomas Berry, all of Texas; a sister, Jamie Sue Leigh of Elizabeth City, N.C.; a special companion, Jeff; and many uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Bauxite Cemetery with John Baxley officiating.Â
Gladys Oleen Henry, 91, of Benton passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013.Â She was born Oct. 11, 1921, in Hot Springs.Â Mrs. Henry was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Effie Carpenter; her husband, Rome James Henry; a son, Rodney Doyle Henry; two brothers and four sisters.
Raymond G. Arey, 78, of Haskell, passed away on Wednesday, March 13.Â
Raymond honored God, and country, and adored his family. Born on Dec. 24, 1934, he graduated from Harmony Grove High School in 1954, served his country in the U.S. Air Force and attended Henderson State University in Arkadelphia.Â Raymond owned and operated several businesses: Areyâ€™sÂ General Store from 1972 to 1992; Homes 4 U, a mobile home dealership; and RGA Properties, a property management company.Â He was a member of First Baptist Church in Benton.
POYEN - The 2013 softball season, though it is still early, has been good to the Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals thus far. After winning 6 of its first 7 contests, including a 6-1 win over Arkadelphia on Monday, Harmony Grove got back to work on Tuesday, adding yet another win to the stat sheet.
With red-hot bats and golden gloves, the Lady Cardinals took down the Lady Indians of Poyen with a 19-1 rout on the road. Led by great hitting and stellar pitching, the Lady Cardinals paced their way to a 7-1 start to the year.
BRYANT â€“ For the baseball purist, Tuesday nightâ€™s 7A/6A South conference opener between rivals Benton Panthers and Bryant Hornets was the game to be at. The Panthers topped the defending 7A State Champion Hornets 1-0 in a pitcherâ€™s duel between Benton senior left-hander Coulton Lee and Bryant senior right-hander Nate Rutherford.
Bryant police on Tuesday arrested 25-year-old Justin Brown of Malvern and charged him with two counts of child pornography possession.
Brown was being questioned by investigators at the police station on an unrelated incident, when it was discovered that he had explicit photos of young girls on his cell phone, said Sgt. Todd Crowson of the Bryant Police Department.
Brown was given a $10,000 bond and is out on bail. The police department is continuing to investigate the suspect. It is unknown if more charges will be made, Crowson said.
Susan Anne Jeffery, 50, passed away Friday, March 8, 2013. She was born March 8, 1963, in Benton. She enjoyed reading, collecting frogs, and cherished her canine companions, Boo and Sam, and grand-dog, Zacky. Susan was of the Baptist faith. She worked as a pharmacy Tech and was a former president, vice president, and board member of the American Association of Pharmacy Technicians.
Rosa Morelli, 88, of Benton, formally of Morrilton, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013. She was born Jan, 25, 1925, in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late Carmine and Rosina Marack Morelli.
Rosa was a secretary and worked in the United States Naval Yard.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter Harrison Stover; brothers, two Louis Calabrese and Anthony Morelli; and three sisters, Adaline Saladino, Anna Wallin and Mary Montmore.