June 9th, 2011
The Benton Sport Shop Legion baseball team defeated Lake Hamilton Tuesday 12-7 at Lake Hamilton High School.
Benton scored seven runs in the first, four in the third and one in the fourth. Lake Hamilton scored a run in the first, three in the second, one in the third and two in the fourth.
Benton had 12 runs on seven hits with three errors and Lake Hamilton had seven runs on seven hits with just one error.
âThat first inning was key for us,â manager Johnny Mitchell said. âTheir pitcher was throwing a lot of balls and that was what started the game.
âWe got base hits at key times.â
Roy E. Cheatham, of Benton died Monday, June 6, 2011, while at home. Arrangements are under the care of Atkinson Funeral Home in Malvern, 501-332-2711.
Lester Hicks, 71, of Fort Smith went to be with the Lord Monday, June 6, 2011, at Sparks Regional Medical Center.Â He was born Oct. 11, 1939, in Bauxite, to the late Vern and Gladys Hayes Hicks. Mr. Hicks was a retired gentleman farmer.Â
One brother and three sisters preceded him in death.Â
Doyle L. âD.L.â Webb, age 84, entered eternal life on June 4, 2011.Â D.L. was born in Malvern, on Aug. 12, 1926, and was the oldest son of A.S. âRedâ Webb and Ira Storey Webb.Â He was preceded in death by both his parents; his wife of 43 years, Dolores Cornett Webb; his wife of 17 years, Peggy Sutton Webb; and a sister-in-law, Joann Hardin Webb.
He is survived by a brother, Allen Webb and his wife, Gwen; a son, Doyle Webb and his wife, Barbara; a daughter, Candis Webb Williams and her husband, Alan, all of Benton; and several nieces and nephews.
A glad reunion is underway in Heaven as Servant of God and beloved friend of all who knew him, the Rev.James R. Buie, joined those who have gone before him on Thursday evening, June 2, 2011. Those who remain in faith of yet another sweet homecoming include his dear wife, Ms. Evelyn Buie of Malvern; children, Mike and Brenda Carr, and Randy and Janice Moore of Malvern, Gay Dumas and Victor and Marsha Smith of Benton; sisters, Areta Sadler and Martha Ernest; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Karen Kay Yeager Windsor, 40, of Fort Smith, went to heaven to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on June 4, 2011, at St. Edward Medical Center in Fort Smith.
She was born Dec. 27, 1970, in Harrison, the daughter of Ed and Shirley Brazzeal Yeager.Â Karen graduated from Van Buren High School in 1989.Â She went on to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.Â She graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
Donnell L. Coleman, 50, of Haskell died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Saline Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 21, 1960, in Plant City, Fla.Â
Mr. Coleman was of the Baptist faith.Â He had retired from Hilbilt Manufacturing Co. as a paint department supervisor and loved restoring antique automobiles.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Wiley Hale; an uncle, Otis Halel and his father-in-law, Allen Dodgen.Â
Warren B. âSkeetâ Johnson, age 72, of McRae, formerly of Benton, passed away June 4, 2011, at his home.Â He was born Oct. 20, 1938, in El Dorado, Ark.
Skeet was the owner and operator of a heavy-duty equipment and welding shop for 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Ruby Johnson; a brother, W.B. Johnson; two sisters, Juanita Brotherton and Betty Burnett; his wife, Edith Johnson; and a son, Jerry Johnson.
James Louis âGatorâ Gorum Jr., age 82, of Benton died Monday, June 6, 2011. He was born Jan. 19, 1929, in Midland, Texas. James was a self-employed construction worker. He was preceded in death by his parents, James L. and Annie Mae Graves Gorum, son, Richard Scott Dossey.
Survivors inlcude a son, Darl Gorum, Oklahoma; three daughters, Roseanna Seawright of Benton, Dana Seals of Oklahoma and Kim Chandler of Little Rock; a sister, Ginger Bouizines of Tennessee; nine grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
James lived a colorful live and never met a stranger.
Margaret Anne Cathey Rolleigh, 89, of Heber Springs, a former Benton resident, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011. She was born Sept. 18, 1921, in Thornton, Ark., to the late C.W. (Wash) and Pearl Payne Cathey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Lawrence Rolleigh Jr.; one son, Eugene Lawrence Rolleigh III.; two sisters, Maurine Williams and Miriam Josey; and three brothers, Clyde Cathey, Hubert Cathey, and Donald Cathey.