Raymond Arnel McPherson, 88, of Benton, went to be with his Lord on Nov. 30.Â He was born Jan. 28, 1923, to Sam and Ora McPherson.
Raymond was a longtime member and trustee of Kentucky Missionary Baptist Church.Â He had fond memories of his time in the Navy during World War II and of the 35 years he worked at Alcoa and enjoyed sharing accounts of those times.
Daniel Ward Martucci of Benton, formerly of Little Rock, died Monday, Nov. 28. Daniel was born Aug. 11, 1969, to Joan Anne Martucci and William D. Martucci, in San Jose, Calif. He was employed at United Engines of Little Rock.
Daniel was preceded in death by his infant son; his father, William D. Martucci; and his mother, Joan Anne Martucci.
He is survived by his wife, Jodie Martucci and a daughter, Sofia Martucci of Benton; four stepchildren, Kristopher Claycomb, Brianna Claycomb, Mason Goodnight and Morgyn Goodnight; a brother, William Daniel Martucci of Milpitas, Calif.
Mildred G. King, 87, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29.Â She was born on December 28, 1923 to the late William Thomas Gwin and Dovie (Haynes) Gwin in Bigelow.Â
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles King, son, Virgil Dean King, and daughter-in-law, Mary King.Â
Mary Evelyn Evans Gleason, 92, of Bryant died Sunday, Nov. 27.Â She was born June 22, 1919 in Bryant to the late Chester and Bessie Evans.
Mrs. Gleason was a member of Bryant First United Methodist Church.Â She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lawrence W. Gleason Sr.; two brothers, Chester Evans and Raymond Evans; and a sister, Della Evans.
The second round of the consolation side of the Bill Gibbs Memorial Tournament bracket resumed Wednesday with three Saline County Teams battling to play on Saturday. The first of the three being the Bauxite boys team in a contest with Carlisle, which lost to Poyen on Tuesday.
The Miners, which lost to a well-coached and athletic Perryville team on Monday, came out a little stiff on Wednesday, but quickly turned up the heat on their way to a 51-30 rout of Carlisle.
The Miners missed a few early buckets before getting on the board to tie the game at two on a Tyler Hill field goal.
Coming off a loss and then playing again the next night might be tough for some high school basketball teams. But, for Glen Rose, that is just motivation for the next game.
Both Glen Rose teams lost on Tuesday night to Mount Vernon in routs. But, Wednesday was full of Beaver fever as both the boys and girls won in routs themselves. The girls kicked off the action with a 57-32 domination of Woodlawn, followed by a 37-23 win for the boys.
The Lady Beavers could not get a shot to fall in the first game on Tuesday.
The Harmony Grove Cardinals basketball teams kicked off their portion of the Bill Gibbs Memorial Tournament in Haskell last night against the Woodlawn Bears and Lady Bears. With the girls looking to move their record to 3-1 on the year and the boys looking for their first win, Harmony Grove stormed through round one of the tournament, sweeping Woodlawn with back-to-back wins. The Lady Cardinals won 49-30 while the boys made it out with a 50-39 showing.
Pearl E. Langley, age 88 of Benton left this earthy world to join her Maker on Saturday, Nov. 26. She was born June 16, 1923 in Benton. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Lodie Alter Hamm, husband, Reverend William L. Langley, son, Harley Langley.Â
Survivors, son, David W. Langley, Benton; Three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandbabies.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 at Langley Cemetery on the Kirk Road in Benton.
Dorothy Lorene Atchley, age 86, of Bryant, formerly of Sheridan, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2011.
She was born Dec. 8, 1924, in Prattsville, the daughter of the late James Alison Crutchfield and Lady May (Kennedy) Crutchfield.
She was employed by Westinghouse for more than 33 years. Mrs. Dorothy was recently named the 2011 Southern Trace Health Care beauty queen.
She was of the Baptist faith for many years.
Kenneth L. Burchfield, 63, of Greenbrier died Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, in Conway.
He was born Aug. 26, 1948, in Indianola, Miss. Kenneth was a Master Plumber.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Purvey and Mattie Lee Burchfield; a brother, John Wiggs; a sister, Nancy Lewis; and his grandparents, Henry and Tressie Richey and Rufus and Octavia Burchfield.