September 4th, 2014
A Bauxite teen is dead following a two-vehicle accident on North Sardis Road in Saline County. The wreck occurred Tuesday around 12:26 p.m.
Skylar Leigh McDonald, 15, was pronounced dead at the scene by Kevin Cleghorn, deputy corner for Saline County, according to a report released Thursday by the Saline County Sheriff's Office.
McDonald, who was driving a green 2005 Volkswagen Beetle, was southbound on North Sardis Road where she lost control in a curve and entered the northbound lane, witness Meagan Wilson told police.
Todd Fugitt, Bryant Class of 1980, (Salt Bowl veteran, and his wife Kim was a Hornet cheerleader for the games from 1983-85)
Skylar Leigh McDonald, 15, of Bauxite went to be with the Lord on Sept. 2, 2014.Â She was born Sept. 23, 1998, in Benton.Â
Skylar is survived by her parents, Olean L. McDonald Sr. and Pia Celestine McDonald of Bauxite; two brothers, Timothy Prophitt of Mabelvale and Olean L. McDonald Jr. of Bauxite; three sisters, Hope Stewart of Clarksville, Jessica Steelman of Shannon Hills and Tiffany Mullins of Shannon Hills; her grandparents, Derrall and Jean Cunningham of Bauxite, Stella Castro of Texas, and Wayne and Jan Ballentine of Joplin, Mo.
Fred Allen Yates, age 65, of Benton died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.Â He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Ima Dee Yates.
He is survived by his best friend and wife of 43 years, Janie Yates of Benton; two sons and their wives, Tod and Angie Yates of Louisville, Ky., and Jerry and Christina Yates of Benton; three granddaughters, Alexis, Samantha and Gracie; three grandsons, Cody, Dylan and DJ; and two great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are three brothers, Kenneth, Paul Ed and Dan; and one sister, Cathy Sides.