July 18th, 2011
Lonnie Wayne Pruett, 73, of Sardis was born February 5, 1938 in Sardis Community and went to be with the Lord July 15, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Pruett and â€śBeaâ€ť Beatrice Baxley Pruett.
Antoinette R. Hobby, 87, of Benton, passed away Friday, July 15, 2011.Â
She was born June 30, 1924 in Corvallis, Oregon.Â
Mrs. Hobby was a graduate of William and Mary College.Â She worked in the Foreign Service as a Russian Specialist of the Army Map Service.Â
Mrs. Hobby was preceded in death by her parents, Temple and Helen Robinson.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Lawrence Hobby and a sister-in-law, Catherine Hobby.
Private memorial services will be held at a later date. The family requests that no flowers be sent.
On-line guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.
BRYANT â€” The Bryant Black Sox American Legion baseball team used a barrage of hits and a couple of errors in the fifth inning to score five runs as they eventually defeated Hope 11-3 Saturday during the Zone 4 Senior Legion Tournament at Bryant High School.
Trailing 3-1 in the fifth, the Sox received back-to-back singles from Tyler Brown and Jordan Taylor. Taylorâ€™s hit was good enough to move Brown to third and he later scored on a sacrifice fly by designated hitter Landon Pickett.
Coming off its win over Jacksonville on Tuesday, the Benton McClendonâ€™s Appliance Senior Legion baseball team is confident about their chances in the Zone 4 Tournament, which begins today at Bryant High School.
â€śI think we are going to compete,â€ť manager Russell Goodwin said. â€śThere are some very good teams, such as Bryant, Texarkana, and Pine Bluff, but we are playing pretty good baseball right now.
â€śWe got some kids with a lot of enthusiasm and we ended up about .500 overall. This is a tough zone. Usually, whoever wins the Zone 4 wins the state title.â€ť
Mary Letheresa Bryant, 68, of Bryant passed away Tuesday, July 13. She was born October 30, 1942, in Flint, Mich.Â Mrs. Bryant was a homemaker and a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church.Â She was preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Novell Robinson; son, Robert David Bryant; and two sisters, Linda Holman and Barb Prince.
James E. Prysock, 90, of Benton, died Wednesday, July 13. He was born January 20, 1921, to Will and Anna Prysock in Grubbs. James was a WWII Army veteran and worked for McGeorge Construction Company for 48 years. James was a member of United Missionary Baptist Church for 44 years.Â He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, four sisters and one grandchild.
Mary Louise Sadler Drye, 85, of Mena passed away July 12.Â She was born to H.K. (Kagler) and Betty Sadler on December 31, 1925, in Bauxite.Â She was the third child in a family of nine children.Â She grew up in Bauxite, met and later married Monroe Drye of Benton on April 3, 1942.Â Monroe and Louise were married for 49 years until his death in 1992.Â They were blessed with five children.Â She and Monroe made their home in Mena for most of their married life and raised their children there.
Stacy Slatton Ellison, 46, of Wylie, Texas passed away on July 12 at The Medical Center of Plano in Plano, Texas. She was born in Little Rock to Frank and Kitty Slatton of Hot Springs on December 18, 1964.
The funeral ervice for retired Judge Edwin Carden, 80, will be at 2 p.m., Thursday at First Baptist Church of Claremore, Okla. The Rev. Sam Nichols will officiate.Â Ed will be laid to rest at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.Â Visitation was held, Wednesday, July 13, at Rice Funeral Home.Â Ed passed away at his home on Monday, July 11.Â â€¨Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
JoAnn Montalvo, 69, of Benton died Tuesday, July 12. She was born February 13, 1942, in Bauxite. She attended grade school at Bauxite and graduated from Mt. St. Maryâ€™s in Little Rock in 1960. JoAnn was an occupational therapist and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Benton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe E. and Lupe Montalvo.
Â Survivors include three brothers, Henry, Manuel and Tony, and three sisters, Olga, Angeline Blanche, and Mary Alice.