October 23rd, 2014
Daniel Phillip Montgomery, 75, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at his home.
He was born May 14, 1939, in Hot Springs to the late Doyle and Fern (Baber) Montgomery.
He drove for ABF for more than 33 years with a perfect driving record award and served in the U.S. Navy.Â Â Mr. Montgomery was a member of Teamsters Local 878 and was a Protestant.Â
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Debbie Montgomery; and one brother, Walter Clyde Montgomery.
Graycee Ann Summers, 2-month-old daughter of Michael Summers and Shannon Edens, passed away Oct. 20, 2014.Â She was born Aug. 5, 2014 in Little Rock.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Bailey Holt of Benton; and her grandparents, Donna Williams of Benton, Tony Edens of Little Rock, and Robert and Dianne Summers of Benton.
A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Pinecrest Memorial Park with Brother Larry Ballard officiating.
Ashby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements..
Cleve Barfield, who has served as Saline County sheriff since August 2013, will be leaving the office at the end of the calendar year. Barfield was selected as sheriff following the retirement of Bruce Pennington, who left the position following an arrest for public intoxication.
On Nov. 4, county residents will select a new sheriff by choosing between Republican Rodney Wright and Democrat Rodney Goshien.
BENTON â€” It didnâ€™t start well for the Benton Lady Panther ninth-grade team, but it came up victorious over Cabot South for a school-record 9-0 Central Arkansas Junior High Conference mark and finished the regular season 25-3 before the conference tournament on Saturday in Russellville.
The Jr. Lady Panthers were down 12-5 in the first set before coming back to win 26-24, and won the second game easily 25-11 for the match and the No. 1 seed in the tournament.