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April 14th, 2014

Wanda 'Sue' Hendrix McCallister

April 14, 2014

Wanda “Sue” Hendrix McCallister, 77, of Benton passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014.
She was born Jan. 2, 1937, in Benton to Wade and Ruby Hendrix.
Sue was a member of Forest Hills Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Her grandchildren were her greatest joy.

April 11th

Bonnie L. Chenault McNeil

April 11, 2014

Bonnie L. Chenault McNeil, 88, of Benton passed away Friday, April 11, 2014.
She was born Feb. 13, 1926, in Owensville.
Mrs. McNeil was a cosmetologist and a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arch B. and Lena B. Ford Chenault; her husband, Chester L. McNeil; six brothers, Herbert, Horace, Floyd, Lilburn, Albert and Jess Chenault; and five sisters, Ora Sanders, Corene Edmonson, Bertha Gwatney, Ola Murphee and Lavern Croxton.

Melvin Wilkins

April 11, 2014

Melvin Wilkins, 88, of Bryant passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He was born Oct. 5, 1925, in Sugar Grove.
Melvin was a member of First United Methodist Church in Benton. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the European Theater of operations. He held the rank of private first class upon his discharge.
Melvin retired from Reynolds Metals Co. after 36 years in the instrument department and thoroughly enjoyed 29 years of retirement that followed.

April 10th

Lady Cards walk to 10-1 win

April 10, 2014

HASKELL — The Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals finally got back on the diamond in 5-3A action Monday, playing host to a much-improved eStem squad. After Thursday’s rainout, the Lady Cardinals were forced to reschedule and wait until Monday to get back in the swing of things.
With LJ Helmich in the circle and bats finally waking up, Harmony Grove strolled away with a 10-1 win, thanks to a big 8-run third inning paced by five walks and a Mets’ error.

Hornets take 2nd in Russellville

April 10, 2014

RUSSELLVILLE – The Bryant Hornets track team competed in the Russellville Cyclone Invitational Friday night, earning a second-place finish in what is regarded as the biggest and most competitive regular season meet of the season in the state of Arkansas.  
The Hornets scored 72.5 points to finish behind team champion  Bentonville (82 points).  Little Rock Central (66), Rogers Heritage (55), and Little Rock Catholic (47) finished out the top five teams.  Twenty four teams scored in the meet, which featured 13 out of the 16 teams in class 7A.  

George Pelton

April 10, 2014

George Pelton, 89, of Benton passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. He was born Nov. 8, 1924, in Traskwood to the late Isom and Sarah Lou (Langley) Pelton.
Mr. Pelton was an LPTN for the Benton Services Center for 45 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita (Miller) Pelton; and two sisters.

Kristin Dawn Staggs

April 10, 2014

Kristin Dawn Staggs, 46, of Benton passed away April 7, 2014.  She was born Nov. 16, 1967, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, to Marion and Lorraine Marks Nelson.
Kristin was raised in Mountain Home and later earned a degree in business from Draughon Business College. She was co-owner of S & K Quality Plumbing in Alexander.

Tanner Rundle

April 10, 2014

Tanner Rundle, 26, of Austin, Texas, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Siloam Springs. He was born Dec. 4, 1987 in Round Rock, Texas, the son of Paul Douglas Rundle and Nancy Elizabeth Barker Rundle.
He was employed by the city of Siloam Springs as a firefighter and an EMT. He loved his family, had many friends, and loved spending time with all of them. He had a passion for exercise and fitness.
Most of all, he loved his job as a firefighter/EMT and was excited to be a part of this family.

William Clayton Perry

April 10, 2014

William Clayton Perry, 92, of Benton passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. He was born May 21, 1921, in Arkadelphia, to the late Robert Harvey and Ollie B (Kemp) Perry.
He was a Church of God minister for all of his adult life. He was very active with youth, missions and supporting local churches. He served as state coordinator for the Louisiana Church of God State Assembly for nearly two decades.
He loved his garden, birds, airplanes, hunting and fishing. He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Force. He was a servant of the people and treasured his extensive church family.

April 9th

Gregory S. Farmer

April 9, 2014

Gregory S. Farmer, 62, of Wichita Falls, Texas, formerly of Benton, passed away April 3, 2014.
He was born Dec. 3, 1952, in Hamilton, Ohio. Greg grew up as a Southern Baptist.
He was a former circulation director for the Benton Courier (now Saline Courier), working at the newspaper from 2008 until 2011.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon "Ape" Farmer and Jean Doan; and a younger brother, Rick Farmer.

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