October 25th, 2012
Bobby D. Erwin of Hot Springs went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 20.Â He was 78.
Born March 23, 1934, in Benton, Bob was a local artist and a Vietnam War veteran. He was a loving husband, father and true patriot.Â During the course of 25 years, he served in three branches of service â€“ the Army, Navy and Air Force from which he retired in 1977 with the rank of captain.Â Between services he graduated from Arkansas State University and was in hotel management with Holiday Inns of America in Dallas, Texas.
Vonnie Mae Jones Kelley went to be with the Lord on Oct. 20, at Mercy Hospice in Fort Smith.
She was born April 28, 1920, to Arlie and Zettie Ashmore Jones in Pottsville. She grew up on Crow Mountain and was a lifelong resident of Pope County. She married Robert Duluth Kelley on Dec. 19, 1940.
Mrs. Kelley was a homemaker and a member of Russellville First Assembly of God. She taught Sunday School at Stella Manor Nursing Home for more than 25 years.
Saline County Football Statistics Through Week 8
PASSING: C/A Yards T/I Rating
Collin Hunter, Glen Rose 57-101 1,087 9/4 168.32*
Hayden Lessenberry, Bryant 112-179 1,406 13/4 148.05
Terek Beaugard, Benton 78-168 1,131 12/8 117.03
Dylan Flores, Sheridan 101-190 1,228 8/7 113.97
Zane Anderson, BHG 36-89 632 6/7 106.62
Jordan Branson, Bauxite 84-175 1,007 12/12 105.25
RUSHING Att. Yds TD YPC
Wallace Foote, Benton 148 1,148 16 7.8
Carlos Burton, Glen Rose 94 1,093 18 11.6
Jordan Branson, Bauxite 77 523 6 6.8
The Bryant Hornets competed in the biggest cross country meet in the region Saturday, finishing 32nd out of 64 teams at the Chile Pepper Cross Country Invitational in Fayetteville. Â Bryant was the ninth Arkansas team and sixth from class 7A. Â For the second meet in a row, freshman Charlie Terry led the way for the Hornets, placing 88th out of 494 finishers in a time of 17:10.
Trapper Joe Lafont and Trigger Tommy Chauvin traveled from the deep swamps in Louisiana to Benton on Saturday for the 34th annual Boys & Girls Club of Saline County fundraiser.
The stars of the popular History Channel television reality show "Swamp People" were the honored guests of the "Get Swamped"-themed party.
When Caldwell Elementary School's team for the Race for the Cure participates in the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, this is not simply a group of people supporting a worthy cause.
The team includes three members who have had up-close-and-personal encounters with breast cancer, the disease for which the Komen cause originated. These are cancer survivors Janelle Haley, who taught third grade at the school; Peggy Chennault, a fifth-grade teacher whose specialty was science; and Dot Jones, who was the school librarian. All are now retired and say they are leading healthy lives.
Tommy Lee Crow, 73, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Little Rock, passed away on Friday, Oct. 12, at Cox South Medical Center.
He was born April 6, 1939, in Little Rock to the late Albert and Lena Mae Crow.
Tommy worked as an electrician for 27 years at Alcoa in Bauxite. He shared the gift of life through organ/tissue donation (http://www.lifelineofohio.org/wp-content/uploads/symbol.gif).
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Sylvia Matthews and Cora Jean Stinnett.
Shirley Jean Ashley, age 67, of Hensley passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.Â She was born Nov. 16, 1944 in Little Rock.
Mrs. Ashley worked for Glazerâ€™s and attended Trinity Baptist Church in Mabelvale.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Earl and Lottie Coleman Bostain and her husband, Willard Roy Ashley.
She is survived by her four children, Donyail Smith and husband Gaylon of Traskwood; Willard G. Ashley and wife Terri; Bart Ashley and Rodney Ashley and wife Tonya all of East End.
Jo Anne Walker Jacobs, of Benton, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.Â She was born in Spadra to the late Millard C. Walker and Emma Harmon Walker.
She owned and operated Jo Anneâ€™s Hairstyles in Benton for many years.Â She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Benton, a 50-year member of Calvary Baptist Churchâ€™s choir, a Sunday School teacher and director, and a pillar of the church.
She was a member of Fortnightly Club.Â
Mrs. Jacobs loved the Lord, was a fantastic cook, enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and was loved by all.
Royce William Wray, 92, of Benton, passed away Saturday, Oct. 20.Â He was born Feb. 8, 1920, in Bauxite.
Mr. Wray served in the U. S. Marine Corps.Â On Jan. 3, 1942, his unit was the first to be sent to the South Pacific and stayed for 33 months.
He retired from Southwestern Bell and was a member of First Lutheran Church in Benton.Â
Mr. Wray was preceded in death by his parents, Tobe and Della Wray; and two sisters, Lula B. Besancon and Floyce Holland.