September 16th, 2011
Memorial services for Ms. Telisa Ann Sikes, 48, of Gilmer, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, at Croley Funeral Home Chapel in Gilmer, Texas. Ms. Sikes passed away on Sept. 13 in Gilmer.
Telisa was born Nov. 21, 1962, in Benton, to Keith Dale and Maria Rebecca Landeros Rhea.Â She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Alpha Latisha Yates, 55, of Traskwood, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 14.Â She was born Feb. 12, 1956, in Saline County to Vernon and Frances Buffington.Â Alpha was of the Baptist faith, a retired LPN and enjoyed scrapbooking and crafts.Â
She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon Buffington; an infant daughter, Kathleen Yates; and two brothers, Mac and Tim Buffington.
Horace H. Rutherford Jr., 83, of Bryant, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 14, after a lengthy illness.Â He was born May 9, 1928 in Fairview, to Horace H. Rutherford Sr. and Maybelle Gilliam Rutherford.Â Mr. Rutherford is a veteran of World War II, where he served in the South Pacific.Â He was a builder and general contractor almost all of his life.Â When healthy, he served in many positions in the church and performed numerous community services and volunteer work.Â Mr.
The Bryant Hornets and Lady Hornetsâ€™ tennis team had a rough time with Mount St. Maryâ€™s Belles and the Little Rock Catholic Rockets on Tuesday at Rebsamen Tennis Center in Little Rock.
The Lady Hornets took home one win in singlesâ€™ play and were swept in doubles play, while the Hornets won just one set for the Boysâ€™ 1 and 2 matches, getting swept in both singles and doubles play.
Sophomore Whitney Butler picked up Bryantâ€™s only win, defeating Samantha Cook 8-3 in Girls 2 singles. Senior Callie Hogancamp lost to Mary Menz 4-8 in Girls 1 singles.
The Benton Panther boys tennis team was able to win three out of five matches against El Dorado and Little Rock McClellan Tuesday night at Tyndall Park in Benton.
Benton senior Eric Emmons lost to El Doradoâ€™s Taylor Thomas 6-8 and senior Austin Willis defeated Drew Hazen 8-5.
Sophomore Trey Young lost to El Doradoâ€™s Lawson Smith 3-6 and freshman Morgan Smith defeated McClellanâ€™s Justin Washington 8-5. Senior Nathan Perry defeated El Doradoâ€™s Thomas 6-1.
â€śWe had kind of a rough day,â€ť coach Justin Warner said. â€śIt was probably the roughest day weâ€™ve had since the season started.â€ť
The Benton boys and girls golf team split with Lake Hamilton Tuesday as the Lady Panthers lost 133-131 and the Panthers defeated Lake Hamilton 294 to 318.
Grace Lile and Austin Eoff earned medalist with a score of 36 and 65 respectively.
â€śThe girls are getting better and they are improving, its just not showing up in the results,â€ť coach Chad Pitts said. â€śWe are playing better golf, but the people we are playing are playing good too.â€ť
Daphne Bono shot a 48, Kayla Payne shot a 49, Karli Lipinski 52, Drew Melton a 53, Jenna Jamison a 54, and Braxton Chumley a 57.
The Bryant Lady Hornets swept three hard-fought games from the Russellville Lady Cyclones in 7A Central action on Tuesday night in Russellville. The Lady Hornets won 3-0 (26-24, 25-21, 25-23) and it was their second sweep in a row, taking three from Cabot last Thursday .
Bryant Coach Beth Solomon called a timeout down 6-1 in the first set and the Lady Hornets were down 18-9 at one point before pulling out the two-point victory. Bryant outscored Russellville17-6 the rest of the way.
â€śThe girls decided they wanted to play and continued to play the rest of the night,â€ť Solomon said.
Shirley Mae Boyette, 77 of Benton died Tuesday, September 13, in Little Rock. She was born October 9, 1933 in Keevil, Arkansas. Shirley was a retired teachers aide for the Benton Schools and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George H. Curtis Sr. and Eva Burrow Curtis, husband, Donald Boyette, son, Dwain Boyette,Â and two brothers, George H. Curtis Jr., Billy Bob Curtis.
Morris Scott Smith, 47, of Benton, died Monday, Sept. 12, at Saline Memorial Hospital.Â Mr. Smith was born Oct. 29,1963 in Little Rock, to the Rev. Morris L. and Elizabeth Reed Smith.Â He attended Arkansas Tech University and was a graduate of Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy.Â He had been a deputy sheriff in Marion and Yell counties and was last employed by U.S. Security Services at Saline Memorial Hospital.Â
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Benton.
Â Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his father; a niece, Brooke Cramer; and a nephew, Andrew Barton.
Playing at Nutterâ€™s Chapel Golf Course in Conway, the Bryant Hornets golf team struggled, coming in last place with the Conway Wampus Cats and Cabot Panthers also playing.
â€śHopefully we have gotten out the bad round of play,â€ť Bryant coach Keith Dale said. â€śMost of the team played horribly, but there were some really good performances.â€ť
Conway took first place with a 154, Cabot had a 157 and Bryant followed with a 170. The Bryant Lady Hornets also came in third with a 147. Conway took first with a 124 and Cabot had a 129.