September 28th, 2011
The Benton Lady Panther golf team finished as conference runner-up and fourth in state after a two-day tournament.
On the first day, Grace Lile shot an 89, Karli Lipinski shot a 104, Daphne Bono shot a 119, Kayla Payne shot a 104, Kaylen Presnall shot a 117 and Bentonâ€™s team total was a 297.
The first day round total was good enough for a second place finish in conference behind conference champion El Dorado, who shot a 289 as a team.
On the second day, Lile shot a 85, Lipinski shot a 89, and Payne shot a 95.
After missing out on the 7A girls state golf championships final round on Tuesday, the Bryant Lady Hornetsâ€™ golf team had two players golfing as individuals.
The Lady Hornets came in sixth place out of 10 teams on Monday in the championshipâ€™s opening round, and the top five teams advanced to the final round.
Sophomore Peyton Weaver shot a 15-over 86 on Tuesday after scoring an 85 on Monday. She finished ninth overall with her 171 and earned all-state honors.
Debbie Lynn (House) Wilson, 57 of Benton passed away September 24, at the Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant. She was born to parents William Nathan and Emily House on December 23, 1953 in Little Rock.
Martha L. Wisely, 87, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, September 27.Â She was born September 22, 1924 in Sheridan, Arkansas.Â Mrs. Wisely was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.Â She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Ola Camp; husband, Carl Dean Wisely; brother, Rayburn Camp and a sister, Vida Mashburn.
She is survived by two sons, Scott Wisely and wife Frances of Benton and Dale Wisely and wife Marilyn of Alabama; brother, Lynn Camp of Sheridan; two sisters, Fannie Linn of Morrilton and Cloma Dean of Colorado; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Wylie Lonnie â€śDubâ€ť Shelnut, 79, of Benton died Friday, Sept. 23, following a lengthy battle with Alzheimerâ€™s disease.Â He was born Dec. 12, 1931. to Harlon and Zella Shelnut, who preceded him in death.
Wylie passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family and the one true love of his life, his wife of almost 61 years, Joyce Burnett Shelnut.
U.S. Air Force Capt. Cassandra Dawn Henneberry, 37, of San Antonio died Sept. 21 from complications due to cancer.
She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas F. Wood of Benton.
She is survived by her husband, T. Henneberry; children, Dade, 14, and Gillian, 10, of San Antonio; her mother, Mary Ellen Wood of Benton; two sisters, Heather Wood and husband James McAlister of Mayflower and Melany Boyd and husband Jerah of Benton; five nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Harold Paul White, 72, of Benton, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 25.Â He was born Feb. 22, 1939, in Scott.
Mr. White was a U.S. Navy veteran and a maintenance supervisor at Alcoa, Reynolds and Central Arkansas Library Systems in Little Rock, where he retired.Â He was a member and deacon of Trinity Baptist Church in Benton. He was a member of the Twirling Lariats of Little Rock and the Star Promenaders of Bauxite.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Maurine Benbrook; and a son, Jeffrey Allan White.
Charlene Wheat Burns, 69, of Glen Rose, went to be with her Lord on Sept. 24, at her home.Â She was born Oct. 26, 1941, in Malvern to the late A.J. and Dossie (Floyd) Wheat.Â
Charlene was an LPTN and worked for the state of Arkansas for 32 years.Â She also was a member of Reyburn Creek Baptist Church, a loving mother, grandmother, and Â great-grandmother.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her niece, Christy Jones White.
John Russell â€śJ.R.â€ť Harrell, 87, of Jessieville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 22.Â He was born in Dardanelle on Nov. 7, 1923, to Osco and Myrtle Harrell.
Mr. Harrell retired from Reynolds Metals in Bauxite and was a member of Cedar Mountain Baptist Church in Hot Springs.
He was preceded in death by his son, Cecil Doyle Harrell.
Sometimes you just know when there is a future NFL player in your presence. Back in 2000, the Bryant Hornets were preparing to play the Camden Fairview Cardinals at Hornet Stadium and future NFLÂ pro-bowler Shawn Andrews played for the Cardinals