January 10th, 2013
Joyce Sluder, 59, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8. She was born Dec., 22, 1953 in Little Rock.
Joyce was a 1972 graduate of Benton High School. She was employed as a cashier at Razorback Car Wash for three years and a member of Gospel Light Baptist Church, where she was the pianist.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Juanita Chambers.
Robert Edward Lattin Sr., 62, of Alexander passed away Monday, Jan. 7.Â He was born Jan., 14, 1950 in Bauxite.
Mr. Lattin was a U.S. Army veteran and later retired from the Reserve.Â He also retired from Granite Mt. Rock Quarry as a heavy equipment operator.Â Mr. Lattin was active with the Masons for several years.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Deaton and Annie Lois (Jones) Lattin; three sisters; and one brother.
Peter Crook Gray, 46, of Little Rock passed away Jan. 7. He was born March 27, 1966 in Sacramento, Calif., to Tomps and Barbara Crook Gray.
Peter conducted sales and marketing for several Arkansas-based companies.Â He served in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve and Arkansas Army National Guard at several duty stations as a combat medical specialist, infantryman, and instructor.Â He graduated from Calvary Christian Academy in Little Rock and attended University of Arkansas at Little Rock. His interests included art, golf, Razorback football and basketball, music, reading and animals.
Louise â€śLucyâ€ť Reid, 73, of Haskell, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8.Â She was born De 31, 1939 in Russellville.
Mrs. Reid retired from the Harmony Grove School District and was a member of Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dolan and Viva Johnson; and a grandson, William Lee Hall Jr.
She is survived by her best friend and husband of 52 years, Troy D. Reid of Haskell; a son, Kevin Reid of Bentonville; a daughter, Karla Hall of Haskell; and six grandchildren, Jeremy Hall, Natalie Hall, Catherine Reid, Zachary Reid, Kelsie Cox and Evan Cox.
Zachary â€śZachâ€ť Ryan Bynum, 18, of Bauxite went to be with the Lord Jan. 7.Â
Zach was born in Little Rock, Ark., on Oct. 17, 1994, to Karla Marina and Dewayne Bynum.
He was a senior at Bauxite High School and a member of Pleasant Hills Baptist Church.
Zach was a strong-willed, quick-witted, fun-loving young man. He was a mommaâ€™s boy and was always playing with her hair.
He loved playing video games, hanging out with his friends, rapping, eating hot wings and making everyone laugh.
LITTLE ROCK - There has never been a sports team that strives off having its teeth kicked in by opponents. For the Harmony Grove Cardinals, they are not a fan of it either. But on Friday, the first game back from Christmas break, the Cardinals welcomed Jessieville into Haskell, but walked away battered and bruised after getting mauled by the Lions.
PINE BLUFF- The Bryant Lady Hornets lost a heartbreaker 40-39 to the Pine Bluff Lady Zebras on Tuesday night at McFadden Field House.
â€śI thought we really played really well in the second half,â€ť Bryant Coach Brad Matthews said. â€ś[We] made a run at them and got the lead. They made a play with a second to go to beat us. Weâ€™ll keep working to get better.â€ť
BENTON â€“ The Benton Lady Panthers started their 7A/6A South conference game against JA Fair on a 16-0 run on their way to a 62-14 victory over the Lady War Eagles on Tuesday night at Benton Arena.
â€śWe got through the game with no injuries,â€ť Benton Coach Jerry Chumley said. â€śWe executed everything pretty good and shot the ball OK. Weâ€™re healthy heading to Sheridan Friday night.â€ť
Marcelee Cooper, 85, of Jacksonville, formerly of Bauxite, passed away on Jan. 7. She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Jacksonville and the Faith Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Cooper was a retired Southern Baptist ministerâ€™s wife and a homemaker. She spent more then 40 years serving alongside her husband and in many capacities of ministry in several churches around Arkansas, including Almyra Baptist Church and Wilson First Baptist Church, where she taught women in Sunday School, led the Womenâ€™s Missionary Union, and sang in the church choir.
Pearl Marie Williams Nickels, 88, of Benton, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 7.Â She was born Dec. 9, 1924 in Texas.Â
Mrs.. Nickels was preceded in death by her parents of Corpus Christie, Texas; and her son, Daniel B. Nickels Jr. of Louisiana.