June 27th, 2011
Although the boys from McClendon's Appliance lost two of three games last week in Omaha, Neb., a trip to the College World Series made the trip unforgettable.
During an American Legion tournament of 48 teams, coach Russell Goodwin said McClendon's was rained out Saturday but his players "did all right and had a lot of fun."
The team watched North Carolina play both Vanderbilt and Florida at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, and "ended up on ESPN with their chests painted."
"They did well and played some great teams," he said.
Benton Sport Shop lost its last two games, 9-6 Thursday to Lakeside and 17-9 Saturday to Sheridan.
Sport Shop scored two in the first inning against Lakeside, but gave up eight in the second, which proved to be too many from which to come back. Sport Shop went on to score three in the second and one in the fourth before the run rule was called in the fifth after Lakeside scored one more in the fourth.
Marjorie Ball Cathey, 81, of North Little Rock, passed away Monday, May 30. She was a retired Customer Service Representative for Control Data Corporation and a member of North Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son, David Cathey of Little Rock; daughter, Martha Diane Cathey of Cabot; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Alberta Harris, 74, of Bryant, passed away June 24.Â She was born October 3, 1936, in Glenwood, to the late Elbert and Loka Barrett.Â She was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church.
Alberta was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Chester Harris, Sr., and granddaughter, Abigail Lynn Cox, and sisters, Icie Harris and Binnie Hendrix.
Sharon Gibbs, 61, of Benton, passed away June 24.Â She was born July 9, 1949, in Fort Smith, to the late George and Edith Sisco.
Carmon Woodrow Hulsey, 94, of Benton, passed away June 23.Â He was born March 4, 1917 in Sayre, Alabama to the late William and Pearl Hulsey.Â Carmon was a Pipe Fitter for Reynolds Metal Company, member of Calvary Baptist Church of Benton, Benton Lodge 34 and aÂ Army Veteran of World War II.
Â He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two grandchildren.
John Warren Page, 63, of Benton, passed away June 22, 2011.Â He was born January 29, 1948 in Morrison, Illinois to the late Beverly W. and Barbara Page.Â Johnâ€™s passion was singing with Barber Shop Quartets.
Â Survivors, brother, James S. Page and wife, Carole of Spring, Texas, sisters, Pamela Fjeld-Hansen and husband, Jan of The Woodlands, Texas, Patricia Luers and husband, Dennis of Grapevine, Texas.
Â Cremation arrangements were through Ashby Funeral Home.Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Â On line guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com
BENTON â€” Lakeside scored 12 runs in the top of the third inning to defeat the Benton AA Legion Everett GMC baseball team 19-0 in three innings.
Benton used four different pitchers as Lakeside nearly batted around twice in the inning. A three-run home run by Lakesideâ€™s lead off hitter was the big blow but Lakeside also managed a two-run single and a RBI double.
A bases loaded walk forced in a run as did a hit by pitch.
Everett GMC AA Legion baseball team lost 8-7 to Pine Bluff National Bank Tuesday night at home. Pine Bluff scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to come back from a one-run deficit to win the game.
Pine Bluff also scored three runs in the first, one in the second and third and one in the sixth. Everett scored two in the third, four runs in the third and one in the fourth.
Everettt had seven runs on eight hits and Pine Bluff had eight runs on 13 hits.
Claudia Gould Davis Walker, 74, of Enola, formally of Bauxite,Â passed away June 20, 2011.Â She was born December 17, 1936, in Bauxite to the late Claude and Bertha Davis.Â Claudia was an assistant trust officer for Arizona Bank of Phoenix. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Marilyn Shelton.
Survivors are her husband, Bob Walker of Enola, daughter, Wanda Jensen and husband, Drew of Arizona, brothers, Rex and Ray Davis of Benton and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 2, at Bauxite Cemetery.