Sue Nooner Brooks passed away Friday, Nov. 30. She was born Sept. 5, 1932, to Ruby and Elihue Nooner in Benton. She was a former member of Second Baptist Church and a present member of Hot Springs Baptist Church. She was a member of the Melting Pot Genealogical Society and a graduate of Hot Springs High School, graduating with the Class of 1950.
She was predeceased by her parents; her brother, R.C. Nooner; her aunt, Jewel Meredith Muse; and her daughter, Crystal Suzonne Brooks.
Jack T. Ferguson, 85, of Bryant went to be with his Lord on Dec. 1.Â Jack was born Oct. 29, 1927, in Casa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Willie Ferguson; four brothers; and four sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Clair Bernice Ferguson; a daughter, Tracye Bullock and husband Randy; and a son, Billy Craig Ferguson and wife Telecia; grandchildren, Lindlee Bullock, Corbi McAllister and husband Jay, Ryan Ferguson, Landon Bullock and husband Stacie, Grabrielle Ferguson and Brennan Bullock; and four great-grandchildren.
Mary Nell Gilzow, 82, of Benton, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 2.Â She was born April 8, 1930, to Elmer Kunzman and Elzie Lamb.Â She was a loving mother and grandmother, who will be missed by many.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Wesley Gilzow.
She is survived by one sister, Martieana Wolfe; her children, Phyllis Jeffcoat, Barbara Mitchell, Patricia DeCook and Martin Odell Gilzow; 11 grandchildren, Richard, Laura Sondra, Shawn, Amy, Paul, Amanda, Susan, Teresa, Sarah and Kelley; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Maxine Brown Rose, 82, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, surrounded by her husband, daughter and son.
Maxine was born Dec. 30, 1929, in Nashville, to Thomas Lipton and Daisy Ophelia Scott Brown. She was a very loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother to her family.Â
The Bryant Lady Hornets overcame 19 turnovers to defeat the Maumelle Lady Hornets 39-27 in the second round of the OrthoArkansas Tournament at Central Arkansas Christian on Friday night. The Lady Hornets played well defensively, holding Maumelle to just 22 percent shooting, while hitting double that, 44 percent.
"We executed in spurts," Bryant Coach Brad Matthews said. "You still have to be able to execute with the pressure and getting into the passing lanes. I'm proud of our kids. They have some good talent over there."
Benton Panther junior forward Josh Bowling scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the Panthers' 74-54 victory over the Wynne Yellowjackets on Friday night in the Searcy Bank Classic. Benton defeated Greenbrier 66-41 in the first round on Thursday.
The Panthers (4-0) also shot 29 of 33 from the free-throw line and led 31-18 at the half.
"The kids did a good job of getting the ball in to him," Benton Coach Chris Nail said of the Panthers finding Bowling. "[Wynne] played a 1-2-2 zone and the middle was open. He hurt them in the middle of the zone."
The Bryant Hornets improved to 4-0 with a 57-53 victory over the Maumelle Hornets in the second round of the OrthoArkansas Tournament at Central Arkansas Christian High School on Friday.
The Hornets led 32-22 at the half, but Maumelle got within 36-30 after Kendall Donnerson got an offensive rebound and put back. Senior Hornet guard CJ Rainey responded with a layup while fouled and hit the free throw to push the lead back to nine.
SEARCY â€“ After an ugly 37-28 opening-round win over Batesville in the Searcy Bank Classic, the Benton Lady Panthers cleaned their play up to destroy the Wynne Lady Jackets 54-26 in the second round on Friday night. Benton committed 22 turnovers against Batesville, but came out with more energy on Friday night.
"We played with a lot more enthusiasm and a lot more urgency," Benton Coach Jerry Chumley said. "We jumped on them. By far our best quarter of scoring. We were ready to play."
Dr. Cheryl Schmidt was recently inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in a ceremony conducted in Washington, D.C.
Schmidt's sponsors described her as "a contemporary pioneer in preparation for disasters."
In her role as the national lead and subject matter expert for nursing education for the American Red Cross, Dr. Schmidt led a team of Red Cross colleagues in developing and pilot-testing a web-enhanced course that can be taught in any nursing program to prepare nursing students to serve as volunteers in Red Cross disaster shelters.
There weren't many dry eyes when Benton Police Captain Roger Gaither said his goodbyes on Friday at Benton Municipal Complex.
At least in the public eye, the 33-year law enforcement veteran isn't known for showing emotion. But as he approached the podium to say a few words, the 55-year-old Gaither could no longer hold back the tears.