June 2nd, 2011
Henry Joe Hajek, Jr. of Benton passed away on May 31, 2011. Henry was born on November 24, 1927, in Flatonia, Texas to the late Henry, Sr. and Angelina Hajek. Mr. Hajek was a veteran of both the Army and Navy and was retired from Pat Salmon & Sons. He was also a member of Highland Heights Baptist Church.
Helen Price of Benton passed away Monday, May 30, at age 78.Â She was born April 17, 1933, in Cabot.Â Mrs. Price was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, E. C. Price; parents, David Allen and Lissie Mae Johnson; brother, Harold Snyder; and sister, Betty Bryant.
Linvel Henry Cranford, 90, of Little Rock passed away on Monday, May 30, 2011.Â Linvel was born in Amity on August 26, 1920, to William and Laura Cranford who have preceded him in death.Â He is survived by his loving wife of over 65 years, Violet.
Lena Mary Ramsey, age 95, of Benton, passed away May 28, 2011.Â She was born July 16, 1915, in Palestine, to the late William Alfred Clark and Lovie Gillis Clark.Â
Ms. Ramsey had a deep faith in Christ, and was very independent.Â She was often called â€śSunshine,â€ť as she always looked toward the positive side in life.Â She owned a store and flower shop for many years.Â
She was preceded in death by her husband, Newell P. Ramsey.Â She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred Jerome Clark and Nathan L. Clark and three nephews, Aubrey Dean Brewer, Robert Clark, and Calvin Ritchey.Â
Mr. Ben Harvey Holiman age 86, of Benton died Friday May 27, 2011. He was born September 28, 1924 in Sheridan.
Ben was a loving Father and Grandfather who loved spending time with his â€śgirlsâ€ť, son-in-laws, grandchildren and other family and friends.
Ben loved to hunt, fish and garden.Â He never met a stranger.
Â Ben and Jean operated the Yellow Cab Co. and Trailways Bus Station for 43 years.Â During that time they serviced the community and individuals many of who referred to him as â€śMr. Benâ€ť.Â He retired from Spivey Chevrolet Co. in 1977. He was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Robert Vance, 71 of Alexander, passed away Monday, May 23, 2011 in Benton. He was born on November 15, 1939, in Danville, Ill.; he was the son of Albert M. Vance and Dorothy Mae Howard-Vance. Robert was a retired United States Navy and Coast Guard Veteran. He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Sandra Vance and Judy Vance and one brother. Survivors include his wife Diddy Vance; children Vicki Alimboyoguen, Carla Stacker, Robert Vance Jr., Justina Rollins, and Michael Vance, 15 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two brothers William Vance and Albert Vance.
Billy N. Tackett, age 77, of Lonsdale, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2011.Â He was born March 2, 1934, in Traskwood.Â Mr. Tackett was a retired from Boilermaker Local 69.Â He worked there from 1966 until 1983.Â He was mayor of Lonsdale for 20 years and fire chief of Lonsdale for 20 years. Billy Â was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Amma Tackett, and brothers, Derwin and Dural Jean Tackett.Â
Bauxite senior Tanner Bates was honored this week by being named by the Arkansas Activities Association to the 2011 All-State Team.
Two Lady Miners, seniors Elizabeth Harris and Haley Davis, were given All-Conference honors, as were three of Batesâ€™ teammates: sophomores Tyler Willis and Chris Revas and junior Ryan Weng.
Bates, 18, the son of Robert and Lisa Bates, signed a letter of intent earlier this month to play at Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock,
Two Glen Rose student-athletes were given All-State honors Tuesday, and several were named All-Conference.
Senior Hollie Boles and sophomore Kylie Shepherd were named to the 2011 All-State for the 3A conference.
Boles had a .468 batting average on the season with two doubles, three triples and three home runs, driving in a total of 18 runs.
Shepherd batted .508 with nine doubles and driving in 17 runs.
CONWAY â€” The Conway Wampus Cats won their first 7A State Title since 1989 by defeating the Bryant Hornets Sunday 12-3 in seven innings thanks to a complete game by tournament MVP Connor McClain.
â€śIt feels awesome and we had a great time,â€ť Conway head coach Noel Boucher said. â€śThis is our sixth time to be here and a couple of bounces here or there, things would have been different.
â€śIâ€™m just real pleased with the effort tonight.â€ť
Conway scored seven runs in the top of the second.