October 11th, 2012
John Burr, 67, passed away on Oct. 10, in Benton. John was born on Sept. 22, 1945, in Pine Bluff.
John was a member of First Baptist Church in Little Rock. He was employed as a welder.
He was preceded in death by his father, Travis Burr; brother, Danny Burr; and sister, Ana Calkins.
John is survived by his mother, Modell Burr of Benton; two sons, Jeff Burr of Benton and Shawn Burr of Little Rock; one daughter, Katy Burr Lewis of Benton; one close cousin, Ronnie Womack of Pine Bluff; and many friends and other family members who will miss him greatly.
Louise White Councille, formerly of Warren, died peacefully Tuesday, Oct.
Irvin Clayton Hass, 89, of Benton died Monday, Oct. 8, in Benton.
He was born March 16, 1923, in Story to the late Alvin and Mattie Leora Smith Pentey.
He is survived by his sons, Clinton Hass and Clayton Hass, both of California; a daughter, Vicki Lynn Applegate of Benton; a sister, Alma Mabry of Malvern; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Ashby Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Wright officiating.Â Burial will follow at Reed Cemetery in Story.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the funeral home.
Helen Marie Moore, 83, of Benton died Monday, Oct. 8, in Benton. She was born July 13, 1929, in Little Rock. Helen was a retired factory worker and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Arthur and Ruby McClain Martin; her husband, Ervin Moore; a son, Joe Banister; a brother; and four sisters.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William A. and Nancy Banister of Benton; three grandchildren, Billy Ammons, Jennifer Coleman and Rachel Banister; and three great-grandchildren.
The Benton Lady Panthers were down 24-16 to the Texarkana Lady Razorbacks in the first set of their match Tuesday night in 7A/6A South conference play at Benton Arena. The Lady Panthers would not lose the first set scoring the last 10 points of the match to win it 26-24 and propel them to a 3-0 sweep of Texarkana. After the first set, the Lady Panthers used their momentum to take the next two 25-15 and 25-19.
"That's the crazy thing about volleyball, the momentum can switch just like that," Benton Coach Brandy Chumley said snapping her fingers.
Benton School Board elects new officers,
approves 2 percent pay hike for employees
Brad Bohannan is the new president of the Benton School Board.
Bohannan was elected to that position in a board meeting Tuesday night at the district's Professional Development Center.
Other new officers of the board are Heath Nix, vice president; and Paul Viner, secretary.
The reorganization of the board was the final action item taken in the meeting.
The past president, Jeff Morrow, who conducted the meeting, expressed appreciation for the support received during his term.
Bentonâ€™s Royal players celebrated the end of its 2011-12 season with its fourth annual awards program â€” the Ben-Tonys â€” on Saturday night.
"Nobody's Business," an original play by Benton physician Sam Taggart, was the big winner for the year.
The play â€” written, produced and directed by Taggart â€” won Ben-Tonys for best show and best director and tied for best set with the Neil Simon comedy "Barefoot in the Park."
Beulah Sherrill, 82, of Benton passed away Oct. 5.Â She was born July 8, 1930, in Pine Bluff to the late Jack and Mamie Ferguson Allen.Â She was a member of Victory Baptist Church.
Beulah was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William (Bill) Sherrill; son, Carrol Davis, and grandson, Chris Patterson; brothers, J.B. Mann and Buddy Allen; and sister, Margie Baltzell.
She is survived by son, Tim Sherrill, and wife, Amy, of Vilonia; daughters, Cathy Blaylock and husband, Ken, of Benton; Brenda Pelton and husband, Rex, of Traskwood; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Charles (Chuck) S. Willis, 79, of Benton died Thursday, Oct. 4.Â He was born in Des Arc on July 5, 1933, to the late Marion and Ruby Willis.
Chuck was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church in Benton.Â He was an avid Bauxite Miners fanÂ and a member of the Bauxite Old-Timers Booster Club.Â He enjoyed going to all of the football games.
Chuck was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Willis, and a daughter, Kathy Ratliff.
Helen Joy (Underwood) Ingram, 79, of Leeâ€™s Summit, Mo., formerly of Crystal Lake, Ill, and Hot Springs Village, died peacefully in her sleep with her husband at her side early on Sept. 29 at Village House in Leeâ€™s Summit, Mo.Â
Born July 29,1933, in Paducah, Texas. On her birthday, July 29, 1955, Helen was married toÂ Merriwell â€śMelâ€ť Ingram in Amarillo, Texas, where both had graduated from Amarillo High School.Â