January 15th, 2014
BENTON â€“ It didnâ€™t start well for the Benton Panthers against their arch rival Bryant Hornets on Friday night at Benton Arena, but a 20-0 run from the end of the first quarter until the beginning of the third quarter propelled the Panthers to a 41-34 victory over the Hornets. It was both teamsâ€™ first 7A/6A South conference game of the season.
Jean F. Adams, 90, of Benton passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.Â A gifted musician, she was a prominent voice teacher and vocal coach, active with Arkansas Junior Miss and highly sought as a pageant coach.
In the 1960s and early '70s, she directed the chancel choir at First United Methodist Church in Benton.Â She was active in MacDowell Music Club, dance club, and bowling league; was a crossword puzzle enthusiast; and continued to play in a bridge club at the age of 90.Â Known for her beautiful smile and her cheerful spirit, her presence lit up every room.
Melva Ball Milwee Wallace passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. She was born March 5, 1932 in Saline County.
Funeral service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are by Roselawn Funeral Service and Crematory in Pine Bluff.
Online guestbook: www.griffinfuneralservice.net.
William â€śBillâ€ť Earl Chastain, 63, of Benton passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.Â He was born May 29, 1950 in Benton.
Bill graduated from Benton High School in 1969.Â He was a clerk for Safeway/Harvest Foods for 25 years and later was a custodian for the Benton Public Schools.
Bill was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church where he was in the Pairs and Spares Sunday School Class. He was a member of the Lakeside Hunting Club in Malvern.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Floyd Jr. and Mildred Wright Chastain; and a sister-in-law, Cathy Chastain.
Alice Louise Wiley, 82, of Alexander passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.Â She was born Jan. 27, 1931, in Walsenburg, Colo.. to the late Frank and Frances Wozinak Zudar.
Mrs. Wiley was a full-time mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother.Â
Her husband, Clarence E. Wiley, also preceded her in death.
Christy D. Young, 30, of Alexander passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.Â She was born June 28, 1983 in Little Rock.Â
Christy was preceded in death by her grandmother, Anna Maddox; and her grandfather, Lawrence Young.
She is survived by her husband, Mark Wakefield; three daughters, Abby, Makayla and Olivia Wakefield; a stepdaughter, Jessica Neld; her parents, Jim and Anna Young; her grandmother, Betty Young; four brothers, Kevin, Jay, Edward and Rodney Morrison; and three sisters, Peggy Wayman, Lauralee Toland and Diane Baldwin.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Kenneth Evan Smith Jr. of Bryant was born Jan. 13, 1961, in Little Rock and passed away Jan. 10, 2014, at the age of 52.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Eli and Julia Smith and Asa and Estie (Primm) Bull; his father, Kenneth E. Smith Sr.; and a sister, Betty Dianne Smith.
He is survived by his mother, Wanda (Bull) Rowe of Bryant; his brothers, Brian (April) Rowe of Bryant and John (Sienna Jean) Rowe of Texas.
A memorial service will be held at 11a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at his motherâ€™s home.
Arrangements are by Arkansas Funeral Care.
Floyd Odell Hutcheson, 84, of Traskwood went to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 10,Â 2014.Â
He was born Jan. 8, 1929, to the late Floyd Jackson and Earchie Jane Hutcheson.
He was of the Pentecostal faith.
Mr. Hutcheson had been an employee of the Benton Services Center (now Arkansas Health Center) and loved working on his farm.Â
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sue Hutcheson; one son, Vincent Hutcheson; one great-grandson; six sisters; and three brothers.
Cody Roland Goode, 22, of Benton passed away Jan. 8, 2014.Â He was born in Little Rock to Todd and Jennifer Goode on Sept. 10, 1991.Â Cody married Amy Leigh Hahn on March 27, 2013.Â Their son, Brayden Roland Goode was born Dec. 8, 2011.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, David Goode; his aunt, Debbie Berry-Wilson; and his uncle, Leslie Berry.
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