January 24th, 2014
Mary Sue Hill, 75, of Paron passed away on Jan. 20, 2014. She was born Jan. 21, 1938, to the late, Andy and Louise Lambert in Hot Springs.
Mary retired after 20 plus years as an LPTN from the Benton Services Center. She loved to travel, making beautiful jewelry and spending time with her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson; one brother; one sister; three sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law.
Martha Jones Quattlebaum, 79, was born to Lloyd D. and Zenobia Roland Thompson on Jan. 8, 1935 in Enola and passed away on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Benton.
Mrs. Quattlebaum was a member of the Traskwood Missionary Baptist Church in Traskwood and was a retired plant manager of a garment factory.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elder Carlos W. Jones; two daughters, Deborah C. Floyd and Mary M. Freeman; a granddaughter, Amanda J. Freeman; and her parents.
Phillip Lynn Paslay, 65, of Searcy went to his eternal rest Monday afternoon, Jan. 20, 2014, at White County Medical Center.
Phillip was born in Eugene, Ore., and raised in Bauxite, where he attended school, played on an undefeated football team and made lifelong friends.
He and his family moved to Searcy 37 years ago and he had lived, worked and taught in this community since that time.Â He was a kind and gentle man and had many good friends.Â His soft heart, dry wit, and willingness to help others will be sorely missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Edna Paslay.
TEXARKANA â€“ The Benton Panthers picked up an important road victory on Tuesday night upending the Arkansas High Razorbacks 58-42 in Texarkana.
â€śIâ€™m very pleased our guards are coming along,â€ť Benton Coach Dwaine Fishburn said. â€śIn over 25 years, Iâ€™ve never coached a team that has this low turnovers as this group has. Weâ€™re only averaging five to six turnovers a game and thatâ€™s remarkable.â€ť
Benton (12-5, 3-1 South) would lead 12-9 after the first quarter before expanding their lead to 30-17 over the Razorbacks at halftime.
SHERIDAN â€“ Up by eight points early in the second half, the Bryant Lady Hornets couldnâ€™t hold on as they lost 56-51 to the Sheridan Lady Jackets in 7A/6A South Conference play in Sheridan on Tuesday night.
Junior guard Jakeria Otey scored a season-high 22 points on 9 of 11 shooting from the field, and senior forward Aubree Allen double-doubled with 16 points and 11 rebounds, but despite playing solid defense, Bryant couldnâ€™t stop Sheridanâ€™s Kadesha Cooper down the stretch in the loss.
BAUXITE - On Friday, two girlsâ€™ basketball teams with equally dismal records in 7-4A action met up for a game. Both teams recently suffered similar fates against Malvern. Arkansas Baptist used the first few minutes of this game to secure a lead that they would not relinquish for the rest of the night. It would be the Lady Eagles of Arkansas Baptist leaving with a hard-fought prize, winning by a score of 56 - 43.
BENTON â€“ After winning their first two 7A/6A South Conference games by an average of 44.5 points, thanks to a 74-9 rout of Fair on Tuesday, the Benton Lady Panthers didnâ€™t let up on Friday night in another rout, this one a 51-23 victory over the Sheridan Lady Jackets at Benton Arena.
BRYANT â€“ It wasnâ€™t exactly the way Bryant Hornetsâ€™ Coach Mike Abrahamson drew up the play, but C.J. Rainey found a way to achieve the desired result.
Rainey took a pass on the right side of the floor, curled into the lane and hit a layup with 6.6 seconds to go to tie the game at 43. His free throw after drawing contact gave the Hornets a 44-43 win over the Little Rock Fair Eagles on Friday. The Hornets defeated Pine Bluff 42-41 on Tuesday for their first 7A/6A South win.
Salem volunteer firefighters and Saline County Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene of crash on Scott Salem Road in Benton on Wednesday morning. According to Lt. Scott Courtney with the Saline County Sheriff's Office the wreck happened around 6:40 a.m.
A man, who's name has not been released, was driving a Pontiac Grand Prix when he left the roadway and crash viciously into a tree near the entrance of Long Hill housing division.
Victoria â€śToriâ€ť Grace Henderson, 20, of Jacksonville went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. She was born August 7, 1993 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Tori, was a 2011 graduate of Jacksonville High School and was currently attending a Nursing Assistant Program at WITC in Wisconsin.Â She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, her love for life, the outdoors, and basketball.
She was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Donald "Donnie" Jones, and Johnny Humbles.