November 4th, 2011
Lindy Dale Chambers, Sr. , 72, of Bryant, went to be with his Savior Wednesday, Nov. 2,. He was predeceased by his father, Leven Chambers; his mother, Lissie Tatum Chambers; a brother, Orville Chambers; and a sister, Maxine Chambers Meyer.
Clyde DeVoye Spann, 91, of Benton, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 3.Â He was a Christian and a member of First Baptist Church in Benton.Â He was born in Saline County on July 6, 1920, to Melvin and Euldene Spann.Â Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 62 years, Lorece James Spann, and a brother, Clarence Jr.
Sally Ann Bradley, 60, of Buckville, went to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer Wednesday, Nov. 2. She was born July 10, 1951 in Benton to the late William Fred and Jewell Lee (Sanders) Witham.Â Sally married Dean Bradley Jr. July 11, 1969.Â
She was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church; worked in office management in the medical field; was president of Buckville Church and Cemetery Association; worked in Girl Scouts and on the PTO Board at Jessieville Schools. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting and making hair bows and loved Christmas and vacations.
Joyce Taysom Wells of the Little Rock area died Oct. 30 at the home of her niece in Pittsfield, Mass.Â She was born Dec. 22, 1921, in England and was a clerk with the
Civil Service in the United Kingdom during World War II.
She leaves her husband, Fred L. Wells, whom she married June 5, 1945. Also surviving are a niece, Christine Besse, and her husband, Jeffrey, of Massachusetts.
Dery Funeral Home of Pittsfield, Mass., is in charge of arrangements.Â Â Â Â
It has not been an easy season for the Benton Panthers. With each new week, a new injury seems to appear, making it difficult for the Panthers to find their rhythm. The biggest loss so far â€” senior quarter back Dylan Harris. Add to the fact that they play in the 6A South, one of the toughest conferences in the state, and you end up with one forgettable and miserable season.
To start the year, the Benton Panthers showed huge promise as being a contender in the 6A South with a 21-14 loss to now conference-leading Bryant and followed with a huge win over Jacksonville.
Tuesday night was a historic night on the football field for the Bryant Freshmen Hornets. For the first time in school history, the Hornets finished a season undefeated and untied with a resounding 35-0 win over Saline County rival Benton.
The Hornets finish the season with a perfect 10-0 record overall and 7-0 in the rugged Central Arkansas Junior High Conference. Benton closes the season with a 3-7 record overall, 2-5 in the conference.
Wow. It happened. The St. Louis Cardinals completed one of the most memorable comebacks of all time when they won the 2011 World Series in seven games against the Texas Rangers. Down 10.5 games to the Wild Card leader Atlanta Braves on Aug. 25, the Cardinals came back the last month of the season to take the National League Wild Card on the last day of the season.
Claudia Crain, 80, passed away Sunday, Oct. 30. She was born Nov. 11, 1930, in Hopper.
A long-time resident of Benton, Mrs. Crain worked at Rexall Drug Store and Kroger Delicatessen. She was a member of Northside Church of Christ in Benton.
Mrs. Crain was preceded in death by her husband, A.J. Crain; her parents, Claude and Roxie Coffman; four brothers, Winfred Coffman, W.K. Coffman, Glen Coffman, and Billy Coffman; and two sisters, Geneva West and Bernice McKnight.
Jean L. Randolph, 78, of Benton died peacefully in her home on Friday, Oct. 28, while her daughters Christine and Kathleen and her son Jay were at her side.. She was born on July 23, 1933, in Philadelphia, Pa. She was a Methodist.
She retired from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Pastoral Care and Education department where she developed the accredited education program and designed the hospital Chapel, which is still in use today. She also served as assistant director for the Arkansas Sesquicentennial Commission and worked for The March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation.
Eugene L. Keesee, 69, of Benton died Sunday, Oct. 30. He was born June 22, 1942, in Little Rock. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Laverne Townsend Keesee and a brother, Melvin Keesee Jr.
He is survived by wife Mildred Keesee of Benton; brother, Ray Keesee of Benton; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Goodrich of Malvern; Wanda Crumley and husband Bill of Clinton.
Graveside services will be Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m. at Old Union Cemetery by Ashby Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m. at Ashbyâ€™s Chapel.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com