October 25th, 2012
Geraldine Willis, 92, of Searcy, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 22. She was born Aug. 13, 1920, in Bauxite to John G. and Arkie Belle Rowland.
Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Willis; her parents; four sisters, Marie, Tincy, Whickett and Biddy; and three brothers, John B., Ed and Bobby.
Julius "Sunny" Peter-Herman Breckling, 83, of Hot Springs passed away Monday, Oct. 22. He was born March 7, 1929 to the late Martha Weigle Breckling and Julius Breckling Sr. in Hot Springs.
Julius graduated from Lakeside High School and Oklahoma State University in 1951. He was the parks and recreation director in Little Rock. When he retired, the city dedicated River Front Park to him in honor of the work he did for the parks and zoo.
Edna L. Caldwell, 94, of Bryant passed away Monday, Oct. 22.Â
She was born Sept. 13, 1918, in Calico Rock to the late Henry and Susan Harriet Guthrie Benbrook.Â Edna was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Earnest N. Smith and Max Caldwell; brothers, Howard and James Benbrook; sisters, Alma Hart, Hazel Bean and Lorene Lester; grandchildren, Lawana Kay Hardin and Melissa Ann Hardin.
James Eldred Davenport, 87, of Benton, passed away quietly in his sleep Saturday, Oct. 20.Â
He was born April 27, 1925, in Grant County, to the late William Harrison â€śHarryâ€ť and Essie Pearl (Barnes) Davenport, the fifth of eight children, and grew up on his grandfatherâ€™s farm outside Sheridan after his dad passed away when he was 8.Â He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II and earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service in Europe during the war, including D-Day at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, followed by campaigns through Belgium, Holland, and Germany.
Bobby D. Erwin of Hot Springs went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 20.Â He was 78.
Born March 23, 1934, in Benton, Bob was a local artist and a Vietnam War veteran. He was a loving husband, father and true patriot.Â During the course of 25 years, he served in three branches of service â€“ the Army, Navy and Air Force from which he retired in 1977 with the rank of captain.Â Between services he graduated from Arkansas State University and was in hotel management with Holiday Inns of America in Dallas, Texas.
Vonnie Mae Jones Kelley went to be with the Lord on Oct. 20, at Mercy Hospice in Fort Smith.
She was born April 28, 1920, to Arlie and Zettie Ashmore Jones in Pottsville. She grew up on Crow Mountain and was a lifelong resident of Pope County. She married Robert Duluth Kelley on Dec. 19, 1940.
Mrs. Kelley was a homemaker and a member of Russellville First Assembly of God. She taught Sunday School at Stella Manor Nursing Home for more than 25 years.
Saline County Football Statistics Through Week 8
PASSING: C/A Yards T/I Rating
Collin Hunter, Glen Rose 57-101 1,087 9/4 168.32*
Hayden Lessenberry, Bryant 112-179 1,406 13/4 148.05
Terek Beaugard, Benton 78-168 1,131 12/8 117.03
Dylan Flores, Sheridan 101-190 1,228 8/7 113.97
Zane Anderson, BHG 36-89 632 6/7 106.62
Jordan Branson, Bauxite 84-175 1,007 12/12 105.25
RUSHING Att. Yds TD YPC
Wallace Foote, Benton 148 1,148 16 7.8
Carlos Burton, Glen Rose 94 1,093 18 11.6
Jordan Branson, Bauxite 77 523 6 6.8
The Bryant Hornets competed in the biggest cross country meet in the region Saturday, finishing 32nd out of 64 teams at the Chile Pepper Cross Country Invitational in Fayetteville. Â Bryant was the ninth Arkansas team and sixth from class 7A. Â For the second meet in a row, freshman Charlie Terry led the way for the Hornets, placing 88th out of 494 finishers in a time of 17:10.
Trapper Joe Lafont and Trigger Tommy Chauvin traveled from the deep swamps in Louisiana to Benton on Saturday for the 34th annual Boys & Girls Club of Saline County fundraiser.
The stars of the popular History Channel television reality show "Swamp People" were the honored guests of the "Get Swamped"-themed party.
When Caldwell Elementary School's team for the Race for the Cure participates in the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, this is not simply a group of people supporting a worthy cause.
The team includes three members who have had up-close-and-personal encounters with breast cancer, the disease for which the Komen cause originated. These are cancer survivors Janelle Haley, who taught third grade at the school; Peggy Chennault, a fifth-grade teacher whose specialty was science; and Dot Jones, who was the school librarian. All are now retired and say they are leading healthy lives.