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November 21st, 2012

Sister Act 3: Lauren, Kristen Dempsey combine for 35 in win

November 21, 2012

The 2012 high school basketball season could not have gotten off to a much better start for the Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals. Sitting at 3-1 heading into the Thanksgiving break, the Lady Cardinals have put together stellar shooting nights while play excellent defense on the other end.
Senior guard Lauren Dempsey has been a huge spark in the starting role for the team, averaging 15 points per game including a 19 and 21point showing so far this young season.

Pat Collins Bryant

November 21, 2012

Pat Collins Bryant, 76, of Benton, left this world on Nov. 19, to join God Almighty. Her beautiful smile and “crazy” personality will be so sadly missed by her family and a host of friends.  Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harold Wayne Bryant; and her cherished mother and father, Bill and Dove Collins all of Benton.

Peggy G. Loy Wallace

November 21, 2012

Peggy G. Loy Wallace, 82, of Bryant passed away peacefully on Nov. 19.
The Wallaces moved to Bryant in 1963, building the first home in Tanglewood Acres. She loved her yard, and was happiest when caring for her family.  She loved to make homemade rolls at every occasion, often sending them to neighbors. After her youngest son started school, she worked at Bryant Dairy King and later Bob’s Thriftway.

Traskwood man involved in murder is set free from jail

November 21, 2012

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A Traskwood man convicted of murder two decades ago pleaded guilty today to helping bury the body of a man in 2008, but he will not be serving additional jail time because of that act.

November 20th

Patsy Campbell Adney

November 20, 2012

Patsy Campbell Adney, 84, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 18.  Patsy was born in Bauxite to Frank and Emily Campbell on March 10, 1928.
She loved to laugh and spend time with her family and friends.  She was longtime member of West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church.  
Patsy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 48 years, James Adney, her grandaughter, Randi Ann Adney; and her brother. Frank Campbell Jr. 

Kenneth “Kenny” Landreth

November 20, 2012

Kenneth “Kenny” Landreth, 57, of Poyen passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, at Hot Spring County Medical Center.  He was born July 20, 1955, in Little Rock, the son of Gerald “Jerry” and Elizabeth Ann Sanders Landreth.
He loved farming, singing at church, floral design and doing for others.  Kenny was a member of Poyen Missionary Baptist Church. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald “Jerry” Landreth.

Victor “Heavy” Polston

November 20, 2012

Victor “Heavy” Polston, 58, of Haskell passed away on Nov. 19 at his home.  He was born Oct. 14, 1954, in Fresno, Calif., to the late Noel F. and Thelma Odell “Sue” Polston. 
Also preceding him in death were his sisters, Beverly Sue Blair and Sharon Ann Estes, both of Benton.

Nolan R. James

November 20, 2012

Nolan R. James, 78, of Benton passed away Monday, Nov. 19.  He was born June 16, 1934, in Saline County.  Mr. James was a U.S. Air Force veteran and an insurance agent.
He was a member of Gravel Hill Baptist Church. where he served as music director and Sunday School teacher for many years. He was a Mason with the Rubicon Lodge 627. 
Mr. James was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Roy James; and two brothers, Roland James and Derrel James.

Danny Beaty

November 20, 2012

Danny Beaty, 57, of Hot Springs, formerly of Benton, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17.  He was born Dec. 21, 1955, in Benton.  Mr. Beaty was a machinist in Hot Springs. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Hazel Beaty.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Beaty of Hot Springs; two sons, Chad Beaty of Benton and Matthew Beaty of Little Rock; three sisters, Brenda Herring of Hot Springs, Darlene Foshee of Benton and Marlene Golliver of Benton; and two grandchildren.

Mary Sue (Miller) Christie

November 20, 2012

Mary Sue (Miller) Christie, 75, of Haskell passed away Friday, Nov. 16, at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton.
She was born Feb. 9, 1937, to the late Rev. Collie Melvin and Ophelia Mae (Borders) Miller in Columbia County. Sue was a very devout wife and Christian woman, she loved the lord and was a member of Glen Rose Missionary Baptist Church. She was a wonderful and loving caregiver to many and took care of two handicapped children. Her passion in life was caring for people whom she loved.

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