June 24th, 2011
BENTON â€” Lakeside scored 12 runs in the top of the third inning to defeat the Benton AA Legion Everett GMC baseball team 19-0 in three innings.
Benton used four different pitchers as Lakeside nearly batted around twice in the inning. A three-run home run by Lakesideâ€™s lead off hitter was the big blow but Lakeside also managed a two-run single and a RBI double.
A bases loaded walk forced in a run as did a hit by pitch.
Everett GMC AA Legion baseball team lost 8-7 to Pine Bluff National Bank Tuesday night at home. Pine Bluff scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to come back from a one-run deficit to win the game.
Pine Bluff also scored three runs in the first, one in the second and third and one in the sixth. Everett scored two in the third, four runs in the third and one in the fourth.
Everettt had seven runs on eight hits and Pine Bluff had eight runs on 13 hits.
Claudia Gould Davis Walker, 74, of Enola, formally of Bauxite,Â passed away June 20, 2011.Â She was born December 17, 1936, in Bauxite to the late Claude and Bertha Davis.Â Claudia was an assistant trust officer for Arizona Bank of Phoenix. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Marilyn Shelton.
Survivors are her husband, Bob Walker of Enola, daughter, Wanda Jensen and husband, Drew of Arizona, brothers, Rex and Ray Davis of Benton and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 2, at Bauxite Cemetery.
Benton head coach Chris Nail and senior Luke Vance will participate in the Arkansas Activities Association All-Star basketball game tonight in Fayetteville.
â€śIt is a big honor because you are voted on by your peers,â€ť Nail said. â€śWeâ€™ve had a good time up here and Iâ€™ve met some really good kids.
â€śIt has been a great experience.â€ť
Nail said he would use this time to talk shop and maybe learn some new strategies from the coaches.
â€śIâ€™m around some good coaches up here and we talk a lot of ball,â€ť Nail said. â€śYou always want to do things that are successful.â€ť
Jodie Jones, Jr., 82, recently passed away.
A graveside service will be held today at 1 p.m. at Evergreen East Cemetery in El Paso, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Jones; sons, Tommy Jones (Cindy) and John Heslep; daughter, Patricia Ann Blue; and sister, Virginia Alexander.
Arrangements are by Hillcrest Funeral Home.
Owen James â€śO.J.â€ť Sawyer, 73, of Lono passed away June 20, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.Â He was born to sharecroppers, Owen Sr.
James David Dollins, age 62 of Benton, died on June 17. James was born in Paris, Texas on July 26, 1948, to his parents, James and Marrianne Dollins.
He is survived by his loving wife, Nita, of 18 years and has family in Texas and Australia. James was a Navy Veteran, having served in Vietnam and is now at peace.
Family comments: The family would like to express special thanks to Saline Memorial Hospice and staff.
Online guest book: www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com.
Beverly Jann Woodard, age 65, of Benton, died on Friday, June 17, at her home.Â Jann was born on July 17, 1945, in Bradley County, a daughter of the late Perry F. Williams and the late Vivian Corinne Oâ€™Neal Williams. She was a graduate of Banksâ€™ schools, and attended Baptist Nursing School in Little Rock.Â She enjoyed a 37-year nursing career with Dr. Frank Thibault of Benton and built cherished friendships with her co-workers along the way.
Myrna Darlene Crossland, age 71, of Alexander died Sunday, June 19. She was born May 30, 1940, in Little Rock. Mrs. Crossland was a housewife and a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Landon and Addie Mae Perry Styers.
At the Sheridan Wood Bat Tournament, Benton Jr. Legion Sport Shop lost three games, including the final game 15-3 to Little Rock Blue Post.
Little Rock scored seven in the first, three in the second and five in the third. Sport Shop had two in the second and one in the third.
Little Rock had 15 runs on 10 hits with three errors. Benton had three runs on five hits with one error.
Ethan Hendrix pitched 2 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits with a strikeout and three walks. Jay Davies pitched 1/3 of an inning, allowing three hits with three walks.