April 27th, 2011
Betty Ann Wilson, 86, of Bryant went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 25, 2011.
She was born July 17, 1924, in Cassopolis, Mich., to the late Christopher Columbus Kay and Marguerite Purlee Kay.
She was a homemaker and member of Geyer Springs First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and son, Charles Wilson.
Bonnie Lee Landers, 79, of Benton passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011.Â
She was born Jan. 20, 1932, in Salem to the late Samuel L. Shepherd and Floyce Thomas Shepherd.Â
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bob J. Landers.
She was a homemaker whose life revolved totally around her family.Â Mrs. Landers was a devoted wife, and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Benton.Â
Dorothy Rule Jones, 96, of Bryant passed away Monday, April 25, 2011.Â
She was born Nov. 10, 1914, in Lonoke to the late Dr. E. Clifton Rule and Oma Harrell Rule.Â
Mrs. Jones was a graduate of Pine Bluff High School.Â She attended Hendrix Collage and Galloway Girls School.Â Mrs. Jones married John Clayton Jones Sr. on Sept. 8, 1932, and he passed away on Feb. 11, 1977.Â She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Red Cross Volunteer, member of Junior League of Pine Bluff and a Life Master of Duplicate Bridge.Â
With an undefeated conference record, the Glen Rose Lady Beavers are going into the 3A-5 District Tournament as the No. 1 seed.
In doing so, Glen Rose has a bye until the semifinal round of the tournament, which is scheduled to start Friday at Mayflower.
No matter what happens Saturday, when the Lady Beavers first play, head coach Kyle Lem said his team will advance to the 3A Regional Tournament held at Harding Academy in Searcy starting Friday, May 6.
However, donât expect the Lady Beavers to roll over any time soon.
âObviously we want to win so we can get a higher seed,â Lem said.
With the rain and weather Saline County has received in the last couple of days, the phrase âeverybody is in the same boatâ flirts with being a bad pun rather than a tired out cliche.
But for the Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals (and the rest of the 3A-5 Conference), everybody is in the same boat as most of the teams have not played in nearly a week due to the constant interruptions by Mother Nature.
âI am worried about being rusty and all that stuff,â coach Sammi Massey said. âMainly, Iâm a little concerned with our defense. We havenât been able to get on the field to practice.â
Clyde OâNeal Brown, 91, of Benton passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Saline Memorial Hospital.Â
He was born Oct. 14, 1919, in Beedeville to Joe and Hattie Brown. Â
He was retired from the Union Pacific Railroad where he was a road master and held the title of supervisor of tracks.Â He was a member and deacon of Calvary Baptist Church and an avid gardener.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Kenneth and Sherman; and one son, Larry.
Donald Burton Timm, age 95, of Benton, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011, at his home.Â He was born on March 4, 1916, in Highmore, S.D., to the late Henry and Bertha Timm.Â
Â Mr. Timm worked for Curtis Publishing Co. in Sioux City, Iowa, and was general manager of Brandon Furniture in Hot Springs.Â He came from a musical family, played the oboe, and loved music.Â He played the oboe in the Sioux City Symphony in Iowa and the Hot Springs Community Band for over 20 years.Â He was also a member of the Hot Springs Sertoma Club.
Joseph Cody Varnadore, 24, of Bryant went to be with the Lord, Thursday, April 21, 2011.
He was a student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas at Morrilton. He looked forward to a career in the oil and gas industry upon graduation in December. Cody enjoyed family, friends, outdoors, hunting and fishing and his dog, Chico.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John Carl and Mildred Varnadore and Donald Joe Laseter; and friends, Drew Renfro and Heath Carpenter.
The Miners are scheduled to play their last conference game today at Pulaski Academy. However, if the game is rained out â like Mondayâs game against Horatio â head coach Michael Mattox said both teams will likely take a loss.
As of now, Bauxite has an 11-12 overall record and is 2-4 in 4A-7 Conference play. Mattox said a loss will not change his teamâs No. 6 seed in the district tournament, which is set to begin Wednesday in De Queen.
âIt wonât change our situation,â he said, adding that PAâs loss will move De Queen from a three seed to a four, and Ashdown from a four to a three.
Theodore âBig Bearâ Sky-Eagle Sr. passed away April 23, 2011, in Little Rock.
Ted was born Jan. 27, 1932, to William Ambrose Sky-Eagle and Louretta May Hill Sky-Eagle. He was a member of Oak Grove Assembly of God Church. He was also a licensed minister with the Pentecostal Church of God. Ted was also a member of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, William Allen Sky-Eagle; four brothers; and eight sisters.