Archive - 2013
Elsie Marie (Johnson) Lawrence, 84, of Benton, was born June 30, 1929, and passed away Aug. 26, 2013.Â
Mrs. Lawrence lived in Benton all her life. She was married to Herbert (Shorty) Lawrence Sr.Â Elsie attended school in Benton and later opened her own business, Lawrence Upholstery for over 30 years. She was a member of Holland Chapel Church.
Elsie had many hobbies. She loved spending time with her family and was an avid bingo player. She loved to crochet and, as any Lawrence, she loved to fish.Â All of her friends called her Elsie, but to most she will be remembered as Nan.
John Joseph Morrison, 64, of Lonsdale died Aug. 24, 2013.
He was born in Hot Springs on Feb. 26, 1949, the only son of James Alvin and Velma E. Hick Morrison. He was never married and had three sisters. John was a Vietnam veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Virginia Ann Morrison; and his niece, Susan Ray Tipton Wells Sittinger.
He is survived by two sisters, Ida Lou Tipton of Newport, N.C., and Pearl Franklin of Hot Springs; a great-nephew, Derrin A. Wells of Beaufort, N.C.; and a loving friend, Jan Capossela.
Mary Louise Harrison Hancock, 87, of Benton passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. She was born March 16, 1926, in Saline County.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Millard and Lilla Williams Harrison; five brothers, Cecil Harrison, Harold Harrison, Garland Harrison, Edward Harrison and Maxie Harrison; one sister, Marguerite Vandegrift; and a grandchild, Jason Hancock.
Cody Lee Caudle, 27, of Traskwood passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.Â
He was born May 14, 1986, in Benton.Â Cody worked in construction and was of the Baptist faith.Â
He was preceded in death by his son, Cayde Wyatt Caudle.
He is survived by his father, Tommy Caudle; his mother, Dana Caudle; a twin brother, Casey Caudle; a sister, Tiffany Caudle; two nieces, Brooklyn and Bailey Caudle; and his grandparents, Ann and Tim Caudle and Melba and Hershel Hutcheson.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at Ashby Funeral Home. Burial will be in Traskwood Cemetery.
LITTLE ROCK â€” Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Darr said Thursday that he's dropping out of the race to represent south Arkansas in Congress amid ethics questions over his campaign finance reports.
The decision came less than three weeks after Darr announced he was seeking the 4th District seat, hoping to replace incumbent Tom Cotton. Cotton, a Republican, is challenging Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor next year.
BENTON â€“ It wasnâ€™t the crispest of scrimmages, but thatâ€™s what scrimmages are for. The Benton Panthers topped the Mills Comets 30-21 in an Arkansas Activities Association benefit game on Tuesday night at Panther Stadium preceding next weekâ€™s opening-season game vs. Arkadelphia on Sept. 6.
BRYANT - The Bryant Hornets ended their 2012 season in disappointing fashion, falling to Cabot at home in the first round of the 7A state playoffs, 28-21. On Tuesday, the Hornets got back to work against someone other than themselves, battling the 7A State Champion Fayetteville and Pulaski Academy in benefit games.
With two 12-minute quarters against each, the Hornets worked on key issues and battled two good teams in doing so. First up was the Fayetteville Bulldogs. Coming off of a 2012 state title, the Bulldogs made the long trek to face Bryant and took advantage, outscoring Bryant 17-7.
ART DISPLAY: During the months of June and July the Saline County Library will feature the works of Benton resident and art teacher Tane Steed at Herzfeld Library in Benton. The display is located in the meeting room and is open for viewing during regular library hours.
FORT HOOD, Texas â€” A military court sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death on Wednesday for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, giving the Army psychiatrist what he believed would be a path to martyrdom in the attack on unarmed fellow soldiers.
The American-born Muslim, who has said he acted to protect Islamic insurgents abroad from American aggression, never denied being the gunman. In opening statements, he acknowledged to the jury that he pulled the trigger in a crowded waiting room where troops were getting final medical checkups before deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan.
There will be a called meeting of the Benton Advertising & Promotion Committee on Wednesday, Aug. 28, beginning at 4 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce conference room and is open to the public.
The agenda includes approval of LED signage for the Benton Event Center and the purchase of software for the new center.
The Benton Area Chamber of Commerce is located at 607 N. Market Street in Benton.