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September 18th, 2012

Shirley May McGinley Evans

September 18, 2012

Shirley May McGinley Evans, 82, of Nashville, formerly of Benton and Bryant, died on Saturday, Sept. 15, at a Nashville nursing home.
She was born Oct. 23, 1929, in Little Rock, to Connell and Lillie Tull McGinley.
She was a graduate of Bryant High School and a longtime bookkeeper at White Furniture in Benton. She was a faithful member of both Benton and Bryant First United Methodist churches.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond E. Evans; a son-in-law, Rick Castleberry' and a brother, Harold McGinley.

September 17th

James Dale Wooten Jr. “Wiege”

September 17, 2012

James Dale Wooten Jr. “Wiege”, 59, of Mabelvale, passed away at his home on September 13.  He was born on October 22, 1952 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Wiege served in the US Army and was a member of the 82nd Air Borne. Wiege worked at many trades throughout his life.  His most cherished moments were time spent fishing, hunting, and listening to sports on the radio.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Ann McDaniel; his brother Terry Mike Wooten and his sister Patricia Lynn Perry.

Jack Dalton Wilder, Jr.

September 17, 2012

Jack Dalton Wilder, Jr., 76, went to be with his Lord and Savior September 14. He passed away peacefully in his home with family by his side. He was born August 28, 1936. He was a member of The Church at Rock Creek. He was retired from Lucent Technologies and Arkansas State Highway Department. He enjoyed playing golf, watching football, bowling, and joking around with family and friends. The family would like to thank the VA Home-Based Medical Team and Arkansas Hospice.
He was preceded in death by his first wife JoAnn Carter Wilder and his parents Jack and Alice Wilder.

J. Marie Bumgardner

September 17, 2012

J. Marie Bumgardner, 88, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 13. She was born Nov. 10, 1923, in England, to the late Charlie J. and Minnie Mae Miller. She was a homemaker, an excellent cook and a member of Highland Heights Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, William Z. "Bill" Bumgardner; three brothers, Charlie, Claude and Calvin Miller' and three sisters, Rita Woods, Eula Clark, and Pat Chaney.

Anthony Zane Griffin

September 17, 2012

Infant Anthony Zane Griffin infant son of Kristina Danielle “Krissy” Waldrep and Cecil DeWayne “C.J.” Griffin, Jr. of Benton, passed away September 13 at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock.
He is survived by his parents, maternal grandparents, Charles Dewayne Waldrep of Beaumont, Texas and Ernie and Tina Coppock of the Shaw Community; paternal grandparents, , Jo Ann Griffin of Benton and the late Cecil Griffin, and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Sandra Leah Haley Blamberg

September 17, 2012

Sandra Leah Haley Blamberg, 52, of Mabelvale, went to be with the Lord on September 12, with her loving family by her side. She was born on October 17, 1959 in Huntsville, Ala. She was very devoted to her children and loved to cook and cross-stitch. 
She is survived by her loving husband, Bobby Blamberg, three sons; Kyle Weston Haley and his fiancée Carrie Jackson, Cody H. Blamberg and Robby R. Blamberg; five grandchildren, her loving parents Jackie Malloy Yelverton and John Darrell Yelverton. She will be dearly missed by her aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of family and friends.  

Theresa Louise Teague

September 17, 2012

Theresa Louise Teague, 51,of Benton, passed away on September 12.  Theresa was born on December 25, 1960 in St. Louis, MO. Theresa worked as a LPN and had graduated in the top ten of her nursing class. She was an avid reader, loved watching movies, and working crossword and word puzzles.  Theresa was a Saint Louis Rams football fan and enjoyed watching Nascar.  She was Pentecostal by faith.  Theresa loved spending time with her children, grandchild, and family. She always put her family first and was eagerly expecting her first grandson in October.

Ima Dee Curtis Yates

September 17, 2012

Ima Dee Curtis Yates, 89, of Benton died Wednesday, Sept. 12.
She was born July 8, 1923, in Swink, Okla.
Ima was a retired LPTN and a member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Minnie Hathcock Curtis; her husband, Dan Gilbert Yates; nine brothers and two sisters.

Lady Panthers on a roll

September 17, 2012

Lady Panthers on a roll
The Benton Lady Panthers won their seventh consecutive match and improved to 4-0 in conference with a 3-0 sweep of the Texarkana Lady Razorbacks in Texarkana on Thursday. Benton took the match 25-21, 25-17 and 26-24.
“I thought we played well,” Benton Coach Brandy Chumley said. “Overall we stayed up. We try not to give them too many points in a row and that’s our game. We had the lead and we would let them back in.”

Benton Jrs. 2-0 in conference

September 17, 2012

The Benton Junior Panthers swept the Bryant Junior Hornets with the ninth graders coming out on top 2-0 (25-18, 25-18) and the eighth graders taking the match 2-0 as well at 25-9 and 25-11. The eighth graders also beat Bethel 25-23 in their second match after being down 8-0 and then beat the Lady Hornets 25-15 in the second set at Bryant Middle School on Thursday.

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