May 10th, 2011
Mary Jane Butler, 72 of Alexander, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2011. She retired from Dassault Falcon Jet at the age of 70.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, William Norton and Mabel Laverne Darner. She is survived by two daughters, Becky Christian of Dickson of Tennessee, and Debbie Wildhaber (Alan) of Jacksonville; two grandsons, Bryan Butler (Amy) of Dickson, Tenn., and Jacob Carson (Ashley) of Bryant; one great-granddaughter, Maddie Grace Butler of Dickson, Tenn.; a special friend, Casey Mahalec; three brothers; and one sister.
The Benton Panthers defeated Monticello 12-2 in a non-conference game Monday at home. Benton, who has already secured the two seed in the 6A State Tournament, scored three runs in the first inning, five in the second, three in the third and one in the fourth.
Monticello scored a run in the first and fifth innings.
Following back-to-back singles by Greg Pryor and Garrison Roy to lead off the bottom of the second, Levon Steward hit a three-run home run. Two outs later, Joseph Henry singled, and Stuart Levy hit a two-run home run to give the Panthers a 8-1 lead.
In a battle for the 7A Central title, the Lady Hornets came up short Monday, losing 4-3 to North Little Rock in extra innings.
However, since both teams have only two conferences losses, both will share the title of conference champion.
Bryant (21-5, 12-2 7A Central) lost both of its conference games at the hands of North Little Rock, who earned the No. 1 seed in the state tournament beginning Friday in Bentonville.