Archive - 2013
HASKELL -- After losing its first two games of the season, Harmony Grove (2-2) has made statements out of its last two opponents, winning by a combined 112-35. The Lady Cardinals put a hurt on the Woodlawn Lady Bears to open the Bill Gibbs Memorial Tournament on Tuesday, winning 55-26.
â€śI thought we had really good effort in the second half,â€ť Head Coach John White said. â€śThe shot selection was better and the effort in general helped us pull away with a big third quarter.â€ť
Though the score was heavily weighted in Harmony Groveâ€™s favor, the first half was a much closer game.
HASKELL â€“ Senior Allison Tackett and junior Holly Willmon scored 22 points each in a 51-39 Bauxite Lady Miner victory over the Poyen Lady Indians in the Bill Gibbs Memorial Tournament on Tuesday in Daniel Henley Fieldhouse.
Behind her 22 points, Tackett pulled down 13 rebounds, dished out four assists, many to the 6-2 Willmon down low, adding a steal and block to her resume.
Dennis Wayne Wormington, 39, of Texarkana, Texas, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Dennis was born April 19, 1974 in Texarkana, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Wormington of Texarkana, Texas; three sons, Austin, Zachary and Hayden, all of Texarkana, Texas; his mother and step-father, Judy and Howard Pittman; his father and stepmother, David and Lucky Wormington, all of Texarkana, Texas; one sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Stacy Starrett of DeKalb, Texas; one niece, Taylor Pickle; and one nephew, Tyler Pickle, both of DeKalb, Texas; and other family and friends.
Charles W. Willfong went to be with the Lord on Dec. 2, 2013. He was born Feb. 4, 1944, to William Marion Willfong and Vada Inez Edwards Willfong in Little Rock.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond and Ozella Willfong and son Raymond Jr. and Junior and Rosemary Willfong and their children, Juanita, Bill, and Sissy; a grandson, Austin Willfong; and a son-in-law, Michael Williams.
Hugh C. Stonesifer, a retired Benton businessman, died Thursday at the age of 84 after a long battle with many continuing conditions associated with old age.Â He was in hospice care at the time of his passing.
Hugh was born Jan. 16, 1929, and passed away on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 2013.
Hugh was preceded in death by his mother, Bodie Smith of Benton; a sister Billie Mills of Oklahoma; and many others as would be expected with living a good and long life.
Mildred C. Shaw, 85, of Benton passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.Â She was born May 20, 1928, in Hot Springs to the late Charley and Bessie Wooten Blair.
Mildred was a member of Fairplay Baptist Church and worked at Saline Memorial Hospital in the X-Ray Department.
She was an excellent cook, seamstress and loving mother and grandmother.
Mildred loved working in her rose garden and canning fruits and vegetables.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Odis Shaw, of 66 years.
Dale Dean Smith, 76, of Alexander passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. He was an Air Force veteran, a member of the Bauxite Old Timers, a retired employee of Canteen Vending Co. and a graduate of Bauxite High School.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, J.W. â€śSmittyâ€ť and Dorothy Smith; and one brother, Don Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Alice; two sons, Glen Smith and Gary Smith and wife Carol; six grandsons; three great-grandsons; two sisters, Sherry Smith Rylander and Bonnie Smith Crowson and husband Dub; and many other relatives and friends.
Kenneth "Ken" Prince,Â 68, of Benton passed away Nov. 27, 2013, after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.
He was taken gently into Heaven with his loving family by his side.
He was born Sept. 15, 1945, to J.R. and Dorothy Rayburn Prince in Newark, Ark.Â He graduated in 1962 from Benton High School.Â After business school, he was a successful business man.
Ken was a member of Parkview United Methodist Church. He was a loving and devoted husband and father.Â He wasÂ preceded in death by his son, Todd Prince; his brother,Â Ronnie Prince; and his parents.Â
Alice â€śPunkinâ€ť Coleman, 61, of Mabelvale went to be with the Lord on Dec. 1, 2013, with her family by her side. She was born Feb. 22, 1952, to the late, James and Allie Gilbert in Little Rock.
Punkin enjoyed singing, spending time with her children and grandchildren and especially her doggie, Sassy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, A. J. Gilbert and Otis Gilbert; and two sisters, Elsie Strickland and Nancy Crews.
Riley Plunkett Gill, Jr., 91, of Benton passed away on Nov. 30, 2013. He was born in Little Rock to the late Riley Plunkett Gill Sr. and Minnie Reed Gill. He was a longtime member of Rose Hill Church of the Nazarene.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Elizabeth Gill; a brother, Glen Ray Gill; a sister, Wilma Gill Grosenbaugh; and a nephew, William Lee Gill Jr.