July 19th, 2011
BRYANT â The Bryant Black Sox gave their pitcher all the room he needed and then some Monday night when they opened the bottom of the first with a 8-run inning thanks to a two-run home run and seven other hits to take a 8-1 lead over Pine Bluff Simmons in the loserâs bracket of the Zone 4 Senior Legion Tournament at Bryant High School.
Bryant would eventually defeat Pine Bluff 16-8 to secure a spot in the state tournament, which will be held in Jonesboro next week.
In a back-and-forth battle with Pine Bluff Simmons Saturday night, McClendonâs Appliance fought hard but eventually lost 9-8 despite taking the game to the wire.
McClendonâs had lost 16-1 to Hope Friday in the Zone 4 Legion Tournament and came home after Saturdayâs loss to Pine Bluff, which remains in the tournament along with Bryant and Texarkana.
Bryant and Pine Bluff square off at 5 p.m. today after Bryant lost to Texarkana 10-8 Sunday and Pine Bluff beat Hope 16-15 Sunday. The winner will face Texarkana at 8 p.m. today.
Glynn Doyle Adams was very suddenly called home by the Lord, to a family reunion in Heaven, on Thursday, July 14. The Lord has allowed him to praise and proclaim His name for the last 16 years of his life.
Robert Wayne Smith, 49, of Benton passed away Sunday, July 17.Â He was born on July 13, 1962, to Mary Ann and Jerry O. Smith in Dallas, Texas.Â He was a member of Highway Church of Christ was an insurance salesman and restaurant business owner. He loved to hunt and fish.
He was preceded in death by his father and his in-laws, Bill and Mary Croft.
Peyton Tyler Owens, 3, of Benton, passed away Sunday, July 17, surrounded by his family.Â He was born December 28, 2007, in Benton. Peyton was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harold Pelton and Faye Pelton Baker; great-grandparents, Tom and Stella Revis and Ocie and Evelyn Cowart; and an aunt, LaDonna Herlin.
Lonnie Wayne Pruett, 73, of Sardis was born February 5, 1938 in Sardis Community and went to be with the Lord July 15, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Pruett and âBeaâ Beatrice Baxley Pruett.
Antoinette R. Hobby, 87, of Benton, passed away Friday, July 15, 2011.Â
She was born June 30, 1924 in Corvallis, Oregon.Â
Mrs. Hobby was a graduate of William and Mary College.Â She worked in the Foreign Service as a Russian Specialist of the Army Map Service.Â
Mrs. Hobby was preceded in death by her parents, Temple and Helen Robinson.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Lawrence Hobby and a sister-in-law, Catherine Hobby.
Private memorial services will be held at a later date. The family requests that no flowers be sent.
On-line guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.
BRYANT â The Bryant Black Sox American Legion baseball team used a barrage of hits and a couple of errors in the fifth inning to score five runs as they eventually defeated Hope 11-3 Saturday during the Zone 4 Senior Legion Tournament at Bryant High School.
Trailing 3-1 in the fifth, the Sox received back-to-back singles from Tyler Brown and Jordan Taylor. Taylorâs hit was good enough to move Brown to third and he later scored on a sacrifice fly by designated hitter Landon Pickett.
Coming off its win over Jacksonville on Tuesday, the Benton McClendonâs Appliance Senior Legion baseball team is confident about their chances in the Zone 4 Tournament, which begins today at Bryant High School.
âI think we are going to compete,â manager Russell Goodwin said. âThere are some very good teams, such as Bryant, Texarkana, and Pine Bluff, but we are playing pretty good baseball right now.
âWe got some kids with a lot of enthusiasm and we ended up about .500 overall. This is a tough zone. Usually, whoever wins the Zone 4 wins the state title.â
Mary Letheresa Bryant, 68, of Bryant passed away Tuesday, July 13. She was born October 30, 1942, in Flint, Mich.Â Mrs. Bryant was a homemaker and a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church.Â She was preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Novell Robinson; son, Robert David Bryant; and two sisters, Linda Holman and Barb Prince.