September 30th, 2011
When the Bryant Lady Hornets volleyball team went to Little Rock to play the Mount St. Mary Belles in early September at the McAuley Center, the Hornets lost to the Belles in four games due in large part to inconsistency.
On Thursday night, the Hornets revenged the loss to their rivals defeating them in four games â€“ 3-1 (17-25, 25-19, 25-17, 25-17) â€“ at home. The win gave Bryant its fourth 7A Central conference victory in a row and the Hornets are sitting comfortably in second place behind the Conway Lady Wampus Cats, which they play on Oct. 11 in Conway.
The Benton Panther tennis team swept Texarkana in doubles competition Tuesday afternoon at Tyndall Park.
Benton seniors Ian McMahn and Dudley Stow defeated Texarkanaâ€™s Flowers and Hemperley 8-6. Seniors Sam Anderson and Jake Jakonczuk defeated Texarkanaâ€™s Brock and Gregory 8-2.
Seniors Nathan Perry and Clint Powell defeated Flowers and Hemperley 8-4.
In singles competition, senior Eric Emmons defeated Tanner McClean 8-4 while senior Austin Willis defeated Devonte Murphy 8-1.
Sophomore Trey Young lost to McClean 1-8.
Michael L. Wood, 61, of Benton, died on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Hospice Home in Bryant. He was born on January 23, 1950, son of Bernus and Marie Wood.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Michael is survived by three sons, Mark, Kelly and James Michael; daughter, Heather; life partner Janice Rogers; two sisters, Peggy Williams and husband, Stan of England, and Deborah Edmondson and Pete of Scott; and one nephew, Jason Martin and wife, Amber.
Graveside service will be Friday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. following the visitation.
The Benton Lady Panther golf team finished as conference runner-up and fourth in state after a two-day tournament.
On the first day, Grace Lile shot an 89, Karli Lipinski shot a 104, Daphne Bono shot a 119, Kayla Payne shot a 104, Kaylen Presnall shot a 117 and Bentonâ€™s team total was a 297.
The first day round total was good enough for a second place finish in conference behind conference champion El Dorado, who shot a 289 as a team.
On the second day, Lile shot a 85, Lipinski shot a 89, and Payne shot a 95.
After missing out on the 7A girls state golf championships final round on Tuesday, the Bryant Lady Hornetsâ€™ golf team had two players golfing as individuals.
The Lady Hornets came in sixth place out of 10 teams on Monday in the championshipâ€™s opening round, and the top five teams advanced to the final round.
Sophomore Peyton Weaver shot a 15-over 86 on Tuesday after scoring an 85 on Monday. She finished ninth overall with her 171 and earned all-state honors.
Debbie Lynn (House) Wilson, 57 of Benton passed away September 24, at the Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant. She was born to parents William Nathan and Emily House on December 23, 1953 in Little Rock.
Martha L. Wisely, 87, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, September 27.Â She was born September 22, 1924 in Sheridan, Arkansas.Â Mrs. Wisely was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.Â She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Ola Camp; husband, Carl Dean Wisely; brother, Rayburn Camp and a sister, Vida Mashburn.
She is survived by two sons, Scott Wisely and wife Frances of Benton and Dale Wisely and wife Marilyn of Alabama; brother, Lynn Camp of Sheridan; two sisters, Fannie Linn of Morrilton and Cloma Dean of Colorado; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Wylie Lonnie â€śDubâ€ť Shelnut, 79, of Benton died Friday, Sept. 23, following a lengthy battle with Alzheimerâ€™s disease.Â He was born Dec. 12, 1931. to Harlon and Zella Shelnut, who preceded him in death.
Wylie passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family and the one true love of his life, his wife of almost 61 years, Joyce Burnett Shelnut.
U.S. Air Force Capt. Cassandra Dawn Henneberry, 37, of San Antonio died Sept. 21 from complications due to cancer.
She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas F. Wood of Benton.
She is survived by her husband, T. Henneberry; children, Dade, 14, and Gillian, 10, of San Antonio; her mother, Mary Ellen Wood of Benton; two sisters, Heather Wood and husband James McAlister of Mayflower and Melany Boyd and husband Jerah of Benton; five nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Harold Paul White, 72, of Benton, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 25.Â He was born Feb. 22, 1939, in Scott.
Mr. White was a U.S. Navy veteran and a maintenance supervisor at Alcoa, Reynolds and Central Arkansas Library Systems in Little Rock, where he retired.Â He was a member and deacon of Trinity Baptist Church in Benton. He was a member of the Twirling Lariats of Little Rock and the Star Promenaders of Bauxite.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Maurine Benbrook; and a son, Jeffrey Allan White.