September 15th, 2011
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.
Evelyn Yvonne Jackson, 47, of Benton, passed away Sunday, September 11 in Bryant.Â She was born March 3, 1964, in Benton to J.T. Raper, and the late Elsie Mae Raper.
Ms. Jackson worked in the customer service department of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for 17 years, and was a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church in Little Rock.
Martha Lois Kennedy Houston, 64, of Benton died September 11, in Little Rock. She was born February 2, 1947 in DeWitt, AR. Martha was self-employed and a member of the Presbyterian Church. Martha also loved to teach reading, was a Master Gardener, a lifetime member of the Home Extension Club and was a volunteer firefighter in Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents, Irvin and Sarah Helen Kennedy, husband, Jim L. Houston, and a sister, Rita Kennedy Purdy.
Steven Sean Miller, 36, of Alexander died Friday September 9.
He is survived by his mother Sandra Ridling and stepfather Lindel Ridling of Alexander; father Larry Miller of Pampa, Texas; a sister Amanda Miller and her husband Tim Miller and nephew Layne Miller of Benton; a brother Shane Ridling of Alexander; a stepsister, Allison Smart of Hot Springs, several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Bryant and Geoff Gattin, Jay Smith, Ricky Bryant, Scott Evans and Marshall Johnson.
Col. Theodore R. â€śTedâ€ť Dale, Ret. USAF, made his last earthly flight on 9-Sep-11 at 15:12 hours.