Archive - 2013
PEARCY â€“ Behind a third-place individual performance from senior Melinda Murdock, the Bryant Lady Hornets finished runner-up in the team competition at the Lake Hamilton Cross Country Invitational Saturday. Defending 7A state champion Rogers Heritage won the title with 37 points. Bryant finished with 90 points followed by Lake Hamilton (93), Mount St. Mary (148), LR Christian (161), Cabot (277), Watson Chapel (303), and Conway (307). There were 33 teams and 235 individual runners in the race.
2 teens severely burned in Ark. haunted house fire
BONO, Ark. (AP) â€” Two teenagers working as volunteers at a northeast Arkansas haunted house suffered severe burns when another worker poured paint thinner into a burning barrel, causing it to burst into flames, authorities said.
The fire broke out late Saturday at Nightmare Productions Haunted House on U.S. 63 between Jonesboro and Bono. The haunted house's owner, Cody Russell, said they don't yet know why the worker poured the chemical into the barrel but said he's since been dismissed from the company.
Ark. GOP Rep. Tim Griffin won't run for 3rd term
ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin made the unexpected announcement Monday that he won't run for a third term representing central Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Griffin's decision throws uncertainty into an election where Republicans had hoped to build upon recent gains in Arkansas. The GOP holds all four of the state's U.S. House seats, both chambers of the state Legislature and one of its two U.S. Senate seats.
Rose Alice Green, age 90, of Benton left this world for her eternal home in heaven on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.Â
She was born Nov. 4, 1922, in Wave (Dallas County) to Dock and Jewel Hubbard Womack.Â
Mrs. Green graduated from Princeton High School and retired from Jones Lumber Co. after 42 years of service.Â She was a charter member of Parkview United Methodist Church in Benton, serving as a Sunday School teacher and on many of the churchâ€™s committees.Â
Rylie Lattin, infant daughter of Bobby Lattin and Meagan Greene of Benton, died Wednesday, October 16, 2013.Â
Preceding her in death were her grandmother, Kelly Greene, and her grandfather, Robert Lattin Sr.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Ryan Holt; her maternal grandfather, James Greene of Benton; her paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Wood of Alexander; and her maternal great-grandparents, Ron and Jimmy Meyer of Saline County.
Arrangements are by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton.
Tiffany Gail Dodgen, 30, of Paron passed away Oct. 17, 2013. She was born Dec. 9, 1982, in Benton to Jimmy Hester and Lois Nash Hester Scallion.
Survivors include her husband, Travis Dodgen; two sons, Gabriel Clark and Wyatt Dodgen, both of Paron; two daughters, Rebecca Hester and Ava Dodgen, both of Paron; her parents, Lois and Joseph Scallion and Jimmy Hester, all of Paron; her brothers, Joshua Hester of Benton and Jarrod Hester of Paron; her grandfather, Odell Hester of Paron; and her grandmother, Betty Nash of Benton.
George Marvin Bufford passed away on Oct. 17, 2013.Â He was born April 22, 1947 in Bauxite.Â He was the son of George Elijah Bufford and Ellen Murphy Bufford.Â George was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the VFW Post 2256 as well as the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents and a sister, Zoundra.
Marcia Sue Jones, 75, of Benton went to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
Ms. Jones was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest David Swaby and Florence Isabell Daniels-Swaby, her sister, Esther Cotton, and grandson, James Dwight Jones.
Joshua Clint Humes, 29, of Alexander, passed away Oct. 16, 2013.Â He was born Dec. 19, 1983 in Little Rock to Herbert and Janet Ransom Humes.Â Joshua was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing.Â
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, J.C. and Rose Humes.
Mary Louise (Love) Crissy, 104, was called to enter Heaven's gates on Oct. 17, 2013. Mrs. Crissy was the only daughter of the late James O. and Fannie (DeBerry) Love and was born in the Springhill area.
Mrs. Crissy was a former employee of Maybelline and was an accomplished seamstress, making many outfits for her nieces and nephews. She was also a former member of the Park Hill Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Crissy; and her brothers, James Melton, Charles Dennis, James Otis, Rull Leonard, William A., and Arnold E. Love.