June 14th, 2011
Benton McClendonâ€™s Appliance Senior Legion baseball team scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat Little Rock Express 8-3 Monday night on the campus of UALR.
McClendonâ€™s scored two runs in the first, two in the second and four in the fourth, while Little Rock scored two runs in the second and one run in the third.
Ryne Besancon led off the first with a triple and Levon Steward reached on a fielderâ€™s choice. Steward later scored on a RBI double by Chase Southworth. After a fly out, Corky Welch singled to plate Southworth.
Baby girl Presley Ann Eanes passed away Saturday, June 11, at Arkansas Childrenâ€™s Hospital in Little Rock. She was born June 7, in Little Rock.
Survivors include her parents, Ashley and Justin Eanes of Benton; brother, Jonah Eanes of Benton; grandparents, Russell Eanes of Morrilton and Brenda Shelton of Little Rock; Brent and Kim Russell of Benton; great-grandparents, Frances Bradshaw of Benton and Mike Russell, Benton; Jeanette Eanes of England; Mary Ann Pate of Little Rock; Erma Selby of Stephens; and great-great-grandparent, Ola Merle Russell of Alexander.
Conway scored four runs in the first inning as they defeated Benton High School 6-0 Sunday. Conway added a run in the fourth and fifth innings as they tallied eight hits in the game.
Benton also managed eight hits, including two from Justin Vincent and Grayson Chilton. Matthew Krikorian was 1-1 with a walk, Taylor Schmidt was 1-2 and Jordan Britton was 1-3. Garrison Roy was 1-3.
Benton McClendon's Appliance Senior Legion baseball team scored eight runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat Sylvan Hills 16-12 Saturday afternoon.
In the eighth, Gene Dunkin led off with a single and Briar Sample reached on a walk. Colton Welch singled and Jacob Keeney followed with a two-run double.
Both Levon Steward and Austin Hicks hit RBI singles. Matt Frelin hit an RBI single, and Dunkin hit a two-run home run to give McClendon's a two-run lead.
The Everett GMC AA Legion baseball team lost to Hot Springs Village after Hot Springs scored seven runs in the first, one in the second, two in the fourth and seven in the fifth to win 17-7 Friday night.
Everett scored a run in the first and second innings, four in the fourth and one in the fifth.
In the first inning, Ryne Bewley was hit by a pitch and Hunter Wray walked to begin the inning. A wild pitch, an error and a ground out by Austin Kennedy trimmed Hot Spring Villageâ€™s lead to 7-1.
Helen Handel Whitson of the Glenaire Retirement Community in Cary, N.C., died May 31, 2011.Â Born Nov. 18, 1916, in Litchfield, Ill., she was the daughter of James E. and J. Ethel Craig Handel.Â Her parents and older brother, the Rev. J. Darrel Handel, preceded her in death.Â She was also preceded in death in 1998 by her beloved husband, Ralph Edward Whitson.
Dora Walker, 97, of Oâ€™Kean passed away Thursday, June 9, at White County Medical Center in Searcy.
Dora was a lifetime resident of Oâ€™Kean, and had been a member of the Oâ€™Kean Freewill Baptist Church for 81 years. She was widowed at 37 years old, and raised five children on her own.Â She was a homemaker, and was married to the late Rev. Lonnie Walker. She was a prayer warrior for her church and she had a heart of a servant.
In a 7 -on- 7 tournament at Ouachita Baptist University, the Benton Panthers finished with a record of 5-3 over two days.
The Panthers lost to Lake Hamilton twice and to Shiloah Christian. On the first day, they defeated Sheridan 12-10, lost to Lake Hamilton 24-22, lost to Shiloah Christian 28-12 and defeated Kirk Academy, a school from Mississippi, 30-0.
On the second day, Benton lost to Lake Hamilton 28-10, but defeated Shiloah Christian 20-2, Camden 28-22 and Warren 12-8.
Jackie Leon Nash, 64, of Bauxite, passed away June 8.Â He was born November 24, 1946, in Benton to the late Rodney and Delphine Nash. Jackie was a member of the Benton Seventh Day Adventist Church.Â
He is survived by his wife, Pat Nash of Bauxite, sister, Gwen Holiman of Benton and nephew, Wayne Holiman of Benton.Â
The graveside service is by Ashby Funeral Home and was today at 10 a.m. at Pine Crest Cemetery with Travis Walker officiating.Â
Visitation was held Thursday evening at Ashby Funeral Home.Â
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.
Gerald W. Riggs, 72, of Benton, passed away Thursday, June 9.Â He was born October 1, 1938, in North Little Rock to the late T.G. Riggs and Margaret Pilkington Riggs.Â Gerald was a Third Class Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, member of the Salem Baptist Church and retired from Crow Burlingame.