March 28th, 2014
Janice Jane Thompson, 58, of Benton went to be with her Lord on March 26, 2014.Â She was born May 11, 1955, in Tulsa, Okla., to the late Robert Ervin and Pearl Christine Ausburn Westbrook.
Janice was a member of the Temple Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Glenn Curtis Thompson; a son, Glenn Allen Thompson; a brother, Robert Chris Westbrook of Washington; a sister, Brenda Kay Westbrook of Texas; and a twin sister, Janet Jean Boozer of Bigelow.
Quincy Matthew â€śMattâ€ť Long, 34 years, 10 months, and 17 days, of Benton, was born May 1, 1979, in Benton.
He entered into eternal rest on March 18, 2014, at Saline Memorial Hospital.
Matt attended school in Bauxite. His favorite hobbies were spending time with his wife, kids, family and friends. He also loved camping, riding his motorcycle and tattooing.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Elroy and Freda Long and Marshall and Inez Isenhower; and also an aunt, Carolyn Long.
Our beloved mother, sister, daughter, aunt and friend, Vickie Lynn Land, age 61, of Benton, went home to her heavenly father this past Sunday, after a long progressive illness following Guillain-Barre syndrome and sarcoidosis.
She was saved, had made peace with the Lord and was eager to be united once more in eternal life with her father, Faber Thomas, and brother, Dickie Thomas. Vickie was a hard-working single mother who dedicated her life to providing for her children
BRYANT â€“ Junior pitcher Blaine Knight struck out the first four batters he faced and nine straight to start, to lead the Bryant Hornets to a 11-1 five-inning victory over the Pine Bluff Zebras in 7A/6A South action on Friday at Hornets Field.
Knight picked up the win giving up one run on one hit, walking two and striking out eight for the game.
The Hornets would strike first early as junior Drew Tipton hit a one-out double to left field and came around to score when third-place batter Chase Tucker singled up the middle for the 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK -- Friday was night full of defending champions and second-place finishers in North Little Rock. The first round of play slated the defending 3A champ Harmony Grove against 1Aâ€™s victor Taylor Lady Tigers. With two teams looking for a repeat this season, Harmony Grove got in the early shot, punching Taylor in the mouth to the tune of 9-0.
â€śWe hit very well today,â€ť Head Coach Sammi Massey said. â€śWe played really well. Other than one error on defense it went pretty well.â€ť
LITTLE ROCK â€“ After dropping a 5-2 decision to Bryant in the first 7A/6A South Conference game of the season, the Benton Panthers soccer team bounced back to defeat Vilonia 1-0, but fell once again on Friday on the road. With a 1-1 score at the end of regulation, the JA Fair War Eagles won a 5-4 shootout over Benton to put a tired Panthers team at 5-2 overall and 0-2 in the South.
The Panthers have played eight games in the past 11 days.
JESSIEVILLE â€“ The Bauxite Miners won their first-ever overall team track meet in the Senior High Lion Relays on Thursday in Jessieville. The Miners blistered the field scoring 129 points, outdistancing second-place Caddo Hills (80.5) by almost 50 points. The Lady Miners tied with Caddo Hills for third at the meet with 66 points, behind first-place Jessieville (125) and second-place Magnet Cove (81).
Residents can make a donation to the Bryant dog park by eating at U.S. Pizza during the "Dog-Gone Good Pizza" fundraiser set today from 5 p.m. until the restaurant closes at 10 p.m.
Ten percent of all sales will be donated to the Bryant Dog Park Build, said Tricia Power, animal control director.
U.S. Pizza also has a dog-friendly outdoor terrace, so people can bring their dogs to enjoy the event as well.
Carl W. Scott, 87, of Benton passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014.Â
He was born Sept. 27, 1926 in Prescott, to the late George and Georgia Floyd Scott.Â
Mr. Scott was an Army veteran of World War II, a retired truck driver and a member of Congo Road Baptist Church.Â He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and leaves behind many memories for his family to cherish. He loved the Lord and served him for many years.
Mr. Scott was an avid hunter and a fisherman and loved all things outdoors.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and one sister.
Joe Wayne Cain, 91, of Benton died Sunday, March 23, 2014.
He was born May 6, 1922, in Centerville to the late Mac Monroe Cain and Cora Bryson Cain.
Mr. Cain served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1945 during World War II. He later worked for the Pulaski County School District as a painter and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Cain was preceded in death by his first wife, Amelia Roth Cain, and his second wife, Lucille Cain; two daughters, Donnie Porter and Linda Cain; and nine siblings.