July 5th, 2011
Thelma Lorene Jeffcoat, age 89, of Benton, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2011. She was born December 22, 1921 in Benton, Arkansas. Mrs. Jeffcoat was retired from the furniture business. She worked for Curtis Mathis, OWASSO, McCoy Couch and Bryant Furniture. Mrs. Jeffcoat was preceded in death by her parents, Phillip and Dora Wood; husband, Willie Russell Jeffcoat and nine siblings.
Benton and the Arkansas Baseball Academy lit up on the scoreboard on Sunday as they combined for 22 runs at Lamar Porter Field in Little Rock. Benton won the offensive battle 13-9 in seven innings.
The two teams combined for 25 hits, including nine extra base hits. Jordan Britton racked up two RBIs on two hits, including a home run in the sixth.
Justin Vincent pitched six innings, allowing six runs (five earned) on five hits with five walks and eight strikeouts. Matthew Krikorian pitched one inning, allowing three runs on three hits with two walks and two strikeouts.
Lorene Turner, 84, of Benton, passed away June 30 in Bryant.Â She was born June 14, 1927, in Dora, Ala. to the late Henry and Nora Cornelious Tingle. She was a retired banker for City National Bank in Ft. Smith and a member of Northside Church of Christ in Benton.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, McDuffie Turner, brother, Edward Tingle, and three sisters, Viola Peterson, Louise White, and Billie Harmon.