William B. "Buck" Cross, 88, of Benton passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family and friends Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.
He was of the Missionary Baptist faith.
Buck was born April 11, 1925, in Mt. Moriah to the late John and Jessie Cross. He retired from Alcoa where he had worked most of his adult life. Buck was married to his sweetheart, Louise, for 66 years. While his great love was for his family, a close second was farming. He was most at home on his tractor in a field baling hay, tending his cows or in his shop repairing his tractors.
Nellia Joyce Prather, 69, of Malvern was born July 2, 1944, and passed away Jan. 26, 2014.
Mrs. Prather was known for her kind and giving heart. She will be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Prather; her parents, William and Linnie McLemore; and a brother, James Ray Freeman.
Mrs. Prather is survived by her children, Michael Serrano and Dani Petty and husband Matt; a grandson, Christopher Sanchez; a great-grandson, Jayden Sanchez; her siblings, Frankie Freeman and Dianne Finch; and other family members and friends.
EL DORADO â€“ After an uninspiring first half of play, the Benton Panthers took it to the El Dorado Wildcats 65-39 in 7A/6A South Conference play on Tuesday night in El Dorado. The Panthers improve to 14-5 overall and 5-1 in the South.
â€śI thought the first half, rebounding-wise, we were very lackadaisical,â€ť Benton Coach Dwaine Fishburn said. â€śWe let their athleticism get to us. They hit the boards hard against us. I was disappointed by our defensive rebounding.
â€śWe werenâ€™t hungry or played with a purpose in the first half.â€ť