June 10th, 2011
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.
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.
â€śThat first inning was key for us,â€ť manager Johnny Mitchell said. â€śTheir pitcher was throwing a lot of balls and that was what started the game.
â€śWe got base hits at key times.â€ť
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. â€śD.L.â€ť 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. â€śRedâ€ť 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.