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May 21st, 2012

Mary Lou O’Kelley Mangum

May 21, 2012

Mary Lou O’Kelley Mangum, 95, of Haskell, passed away Saturday, May 19. 
She was born Nov. 11, 1916, in the Shaw community.  Mrs. Mangum was a member of Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.  ,
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Florence O’Kelley; her husband, James Harvey Mangum; a son, J.C. Mangum; and a granddaughter, Mary Ann Mangum.
She is survived by four sons, Don, Jimmy, Bill and Wayne Mangum; a daughter, Patsy Bean; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Marilyn Jay Pritchard

May 21, 2012

Marilyn Jay Pritchard, 71, of Benton, passed away Saturday, May 19.  She was born Jan/ 10, 1941, in Little Rock.
Mrs. Pritchard was a retired C.N.A. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Lois Bono; two brothers, Sonny Bono and Jiggs Bono; and a twin sister, Carolyn Rider.
She is survived by her husband, Elmer Pritchard; a son, Roger Pritchard and wife Terri; a daughter, Kimberly Wilson and husband Vernon; sister, Joyce Buffington all of Benton; five grandchildren, Roger Jr., Casey, Jonathan, Ariella and Nikki; one great-granddaughter, Elissa and her special companion, Denna.

Grace Ann Mason

May 21, 2012

Grace Ann Mason, 73, passed away Friday night, May 18, at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton.  Born Sept. 2, 1938, she was the oldest child of of Delbert Lewis Price and Alice Smith Price. 
Grace Ann was retired from Saline Radiology.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Lewis Don Price; and his wife, Tressie .

James William Middlebrooks

May 21, 2012

James William Middlebrooks, 83, of Benton, went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 19.  He was born Aug. 23, 1928 in Bastrop, La., to the late Howard Middlebrooks and Agnus (Laing) Middlebrooks Ellard. 
Mr. Middlebrooks founded Middlebrooks Electric in 1945.  He was a member of West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church in Bauxite.

Phyllis Scott

May 21, 2012

Phyllis Scott, 90, of Alexander, passed away Friday, May 18.  She was born August 30, 1921 in Bemidji, Minnesota.  Mrs. Scott was a retired bookkeeper, a member of Pleasant Hills Methodist Church and a longtime resident at Lake Norrell.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Louie and Esther Lines; husband, Samuel Scott and a son, Vernon Lee Scott.

Edith "Jeanette" Green

May 21, 2012

Edith “Jeanette” Green, 66, of Avilla, passed away Wednesday, May 16.  She was born October 26, 1945 in Little Rock to the late George and Jewell Kruse. 
She is survived by her son, Artie Green and wife Dallas of Alexander; daughter, Tracie Rich and husband Brian of Alexander; her twin sister, Jeanne Hutchison and six grandchildren, Tyler Green, Kruse Rich, Brody Rich, Piper Green, Lucas Ward and Corley Ward.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 22 at Ashby Funeral Home with burial at Pine Crest Memorial Park.  Brother Carl Ritchey will be officiating.

Razorback quilt project set to aid back-to-school event

May 21, 2012

The Ralph Bunche Community Action Committee has one primary mission: To level the playing field for schoolchildren.
The focus of the event is the annual back-to-school picnic held at Ralph Bunche Community Park shortly before the start of the new school year. This year's event is scheduled for Aug. 4.
Oveta Pledger, president of the sponsoring organization, said funds are being raised now to be able to once again sponsor this project that has helped many, many children in the community.

PERFECTO: Bryant completes 3-peat, perfect season

May 21, 2012

FAYETTEVILLE - The Bryant Lady Hornets completed their undefeated seasaon with an 8-4 win against the Bentonville Lady Tigers to win the 7A State Championship on Saturday at Bogle Park in Fayetteville. The Lady Hornets finish 34-0, extend their winning streak to 37 games dating back to last season, not to mention winning their third consecutive 7A State Title game.

CHAMPS! Hornets take 2nd title in 3 years

May 21, 2012

FAYETTEVILLE – The Bryant Hornets are the new 7A State Champions after defeating the Rogers Heritage War Eagles 4-2 on Friday afternoon at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville. The Central No. 2 seed Hornets needed just four hits to score four runs, taking advantage of the No. 2 seed War Eagles’ six walks and three hit batters. It was the Hornets second State Title in the past three years, making it all three years, but losing to Conway last year.

May 18th

Jerry Wayne Breland

May 18, 2012

Jerry Wayne Breland, 73, born Dec. 1, 1938 in Farmerville, La., to Willie Columbus and Mittie Evelyn (Nash) Breland, passed away to be with his Lord and Savior on the morning of May 16.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Wilbur D. Breeland.

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