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Archive - 2013

March 22nd

Bobby Glenn Hathcote

March 22, 2013

Bobby Glenn Hathcote, 80, of Benton passed away March 19, 2013.  He was born July 12, 1932, in Benton to the late Joseph William and Wilma Caldwell Hathcote.  Bobby was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Benton. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Martha Jean Hockersmith Kincaid.

Ronald Lynn Andrews

March 22, 2013

Ronald Lynn Andrews, 56, of Benton passed away on March 19, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his father, Allen Roy Andrews Sr.
He is survived by one daughter, Lori Jackson and husband Mike; grandchildren, Garren and Grayson; his mother, Georgia Andrews; siblings, Allen Jr., Georgette Brown and Mike.  He will be dearly missed by family and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant.
Visitation is set from 6 to 8 p.m. today, March 21, at the funeral home
Online guestbook: www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com

Lois Tittle

March 22, 2013

Lois Tittle, 83, of Benton,passed away March 19, 2013.  Lois was born Nov. 26, 1929. in Hot Springs to parents, Earl and Clara Grimmett. Lois retired as an LPTN at Arkansas Health Center. She enjoyed reading and traveling. 
Lois was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 32 years, Reed Tittle; and her sisters.

Narrie Adele Hulsey

March 22, 2013

Narrie Adele Hulsey, 92, of Benton passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013.  She was born Sept. 12, 1920. in Benton. 
Mrs. Hulsey retired from the Benton Services Center as a dietitian and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she attended the Ruth Sunday School Class. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Lillie Wilson; her husband, Carmon Hulsey; a daughter, Charlotte Freeze; two grandchildren, Chris and Craig Ratliff; two brothers, R.B. and Rodney Wilson; and a sister, Bonnie Faye Vandegrift.

March 21st

Pitching, offense net Hornets 2 wins

March 21, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. – After splitting their first two tournament games in the Tampa Bay Spring Training Tournament on Monday, the Bryant Hornets defeated Poly Prep (NY) 4-0 and Lutheran South (Mo.) 14-7 on Tuesday. The Hornets will play four more games, two on Thursday and two on Friday, in Tampa before heading back to Bryant.
In their first game on Tuesday, the Hornets (9-5) received a three-hit, complete-game shutout from sophomore pitcher Jason Hastings. He struck out five and walked three.
“He was solid,” Bryant Coach Kirk Bock said. “He did a really good job. He had a good day.”

Oaklawn postpones infield activities due to weather

March 21, 2013

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Thursday, March 21, 2013) – Oaklawn has postponed all Infield activities until Saturday, March 30, including the picnic blanket giveaway, due to the heavy rain and unseasonably cold temperatures in the forecast for this weekend. Rain was scheduled to begin in the Hot Springs area late Thursday afternoon and continue through Saturday with temperatures in the high 40s.

Josephine "Jo" Crowson Ashcraft

March 21, 2013

Josephine "Jo" Crowson Ashcraft, 83, of Pine Bluff went to her heavenly home on Sunday, March 17, 2013. She was born in Leola on Nov. 26, 1929, to James Franklin "Frank" and Velma Blake Deer Crowson. She grew up in Tull and graduated from Bauxite High School. Jo, Josephine, Mother, Grandma Jo, Aunt Jo, GG, Great Grandmother were all names that her friends and family used often, because Jo was someone everyone loved to be around. She had a way of making others feel special.

March 19th

Bryant Easter egg hunts set for next Saturday

March 19, 2013

The fifth annual Mayor's Easter Egg Hunt in Bryant will be taking place Saturday, March 30, starting at 11 a.m. at Alcoa 40 Park, 1110 Shobe Road.
Sponsored by Bryant Parks and Recreation Department, the event will feature an Easter egg hunt, face painting, bouncy houses, games, prizes and an appearance from the Easter Bunny.
All activities are free to the public.

Downtown Benton Easter celebration set Saturday

March 19, 2013

Preparations are continuing for the annual Easter celebration to be held this coming weekend in Downtown Benton.
The Downtown Benton Association is again hosting the 2013 Saline County Easter Egg Hunt, but residents are reminded that it is being held a week earlier than usual.
All of the are set for Saturday, March 23, coordinator Lisa Baldwin said. Most activities will take place on the lawn of the Saline County Courthouse, she said.

March 18th

Charles Wayne Allen

March 18, 2013

Charles Wayne Allen, 65, a resident of the Fairplay Community near Benton, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2013. 
Charlie was born in Malvern, to Clarence and Geneva Allen.  He worked for Rock Island Railroad and then spent the next 30 years as a freight broker in the trucking industry.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

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