April 17th, 2014
Lanetta "Netta" Johnson Whitaker, 50, of Fort Smith passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014. She was born Sept. 4, 1963, and was of the Baptist faith. She loved God, family get-togethers and the outdoors.
She was preceded in death by her father, Burks Johnson.
She is survived by her mother, Pat Drye Johnson; three sons, Jake Johnson, Monny Baber, and Trey Whitaker; one grandson, Darren Johnson; three granddaugh
HASKELL â€” After a year under Dwaine Fishburn as interim head coach, the Benton High School senior boys basketball team now has a full-time leader.
Following a 6-0 vote at Monday's Benton School Board meeting, 2006 Benton graduate and current Harmony Grove senior boys head coach Dexter Hendrix was named to the helm of one of the most coveted coaching positions in the stateâ€”Benton Panther basketball.
"I am very excited to go back to Benton and coach a great basketball program and help it continue to grow and take it to the next level," Hendrix said.