June 13th, 2011
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.
Pine Bluff defeated McClendonâ€™s Appliance 10-3 in seven innings Thursday night at Bernard Holland Park. Pine Bluff scored a run in the first, one in the second, one in the third, one in the fifth, five in the sixth and one in the seventh.
Benton scored a run in the third and two in the sixth. Pine Bluff had 10 runs on eight hits and McClendonâ€™s had three runs on seven hits.
In the first, Ryan Bewley reached on a walk and after a passed ball would later score on a ground out by Levon Steward.
Ruby Lee McCoy, age 87, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, June 7. She was born April 24, 1924, in Newport.Â Mrs. McCoy was an active member in the Benton and Bryant Chapters of the Eastern Star.Â She cherished her close neighbors and her many friends of the Benton Extension Club and Oak Grove Baptist Church.Â Mrs. McCoy was preceded in death by her parents, Finis and Ila Roberts; husband of 51 years, Jack E. McCoy, Sr. and her son, Jack E. McCoy, Jr.Â She is survived by her, daughter, Becky L.