September 20th, 2011
Rodney Dwight Cleghorn, 65, of Bryant, died Sunday, Sept. 18. He was born Nov. 7, 1945 in Alleene.
Rodney was an Engineering Assistant for Ground Landscape, a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of Benton First Assembly of God Church in Benton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Coelia Cleghorn; brothers, Coy and Tom Cleghorn; and sister, Theola Deal.
The 2011 Karate for Christ tournament took place this past Saturday at The Centers at Bishop Park and it had its biggest turn out yet in its third year of existence in Arkansas. With about 150 entrants on one gym floor last year, this yearâ€™s event brought closer to 300 competitors from five states.
Mildred Ella Boyd Perryman, 85, of Benton, passed away Thursday, Sept. 15, in Benton. She was born Oct. 1, 1925, to the late Eddie S. and Cora Delena (Capel) Boyd in Benton.Â Her husband, Gerald W. Perryman also died on September 15.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Edward C. and Alton L. Boyd; and one grandson, Charles Shaun Miller.
Gerald W. Perryman, 86, of Benton passed away Thursday, Sept. 15, in Benton. He was born Nov. 29, 1924, in Little Rock to the late Tom Earl and Mettie Graves Perryman.
Mr. Perryman was retired from Reynolds Metals, a U.S. Navy veteran and a 32nd-degree Mason. Â His wife, Mildred Perryman also died Sept. 15.
He was predeceased by a brother, Earl Perryman; and a grandson, Charles Shaun Miller.
Michael Ray Morrison, 61, of Benton, died Friday, September 16, in Little Rock. He was born September 29, 1949 in Little Rock. Michael was a US Navy Veteran serving from 1968 to 1972. Michael was a member in good standing with the Heat and Frost Insulators, Local #10 for 31 years. He served in the capacity of Vice President, Executive Officer and on the Apprenticeship Committee.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Morrison and his brother, Richard Morrison.
Lula Marie (Huey) Reynolds, 94, of Russellville, formerly of Shaw, died Friday, Sept. 16, at Legacy Lodge in Russellville.Â
She was born April 8, 1917, in Shaw to Samuel Clinton Huey and Ollie Maybelle (Dorrell) Huey. Mrs. Reynolds was retired from Jones Furniture and was a member of First Baptist Church in Benton.
Â She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Frank (Pete) Reynolds; a sister, Vivian Carson; three brothers, Joe, Earl andÂ Crawford;Â and a grandson. Shawn Corley.
Kenneth P. Pearson, 64, passed away Sept. 15 at the Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant. He was born April 18, 1947, to Joseph and Laura Stowell Gionfriddo.
He was of the Catholic faith and a retired equipment operator. He was a member of the Eagles Aries No. 4231 of Thayer, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Vada Eilene Metcalf, 86, of Benton, passed away Sept. 15.Â She was born March 24, 1925 in Jerico Springs, Mo., to the late Dale and Meleta Cross.
Eilene was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Benton.Â She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Irvin Metcalf; a brother, Leon Cross; and a sister, Norma Tucker.
Margaret Lucille Gattin, 87, of Benton, passed away Thursday, Sept. 15.Â She was born July 11, 1924, in Waldron.Â
Mrs. Gattin was a homemaker and mother to five boys.Â She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Estes and Med Lavona Brashier; her husband, Leroy Gattin, a former superintendent of schools in Dierks and the Pulaski County Special School District.; a son, Richard Cross Gattin; two brothers, Howell R. â€śBusâ€ť and William H. Brashier; and a sister, Dorothy Helen Atkins.
The Sheridan Yellowjackets went down to White Hall and hung on for a win, defeating the Bulldogs 13-8. The Yellowjackets gave up 363 total yards to the Bulldogs in the low-scoring game, but was plus six in the turnover department, including four turnovers on downs, to take the victory.
â€śIt was ugly, but it was a win,â€ť Sheridan Coach Louis Campbell said. â€śThatâ€™s all that counts. â€ś