January 28th, 2015
Prentis Ralph Field Sr., 77, of Benton, died Jan. 24, 2015.
He was born Jan. 24, 1937 in Reedsville, West Virginia, to the late Charles Ray and Goldie Field.
He was a United States Air Force veteran and an appliance repairman. He never met a stranger. He loved children, his family and life.
He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.
A lifetime resident of Benton, and a proud and treasured member of the Benton High School class of 1961, Marilyn Lucille Cox left behind the struggles of a life of polio on Jan. 25, 2015.
Despite contracting polio in the second grade, Marilyn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway and earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
BRYANT â€“ Bryant Lady Hornets senior starting pitcher Abby Staton signed to play softball at Central Baptist College (Conway) on Friday at Bryant High School and said there was no doubt that CBC was the place for her.
â€śIt had everything I wanted for a college,â€ť Staton said. â€śThe Christian environment, the down-to-earth atmosphere and the small class size is something Iâ€™m looking forward to because thatâ€™s the best way I learn and I want a relationship with all the teachers.