Ten sports standouts were named to the first Benton County Sports Hall of Fame following the vote of the Hall of Fame Committee last Monday. Tommy Richardson, former Camden football coach and inductee, will be the guest speaker at a banquet at Lake Shore in Eva on May 17 to honor the first class.
The Sports Hall of Fame Committee includes David Markham, Barry Barnett, Dickie Bivens and Bobby “Flash” Melton who met at the studios of WRJB/WFWL Community Broadcasting Services for the live announcement of the 2014 class.
The list of the 2014 Sports Hall of Fame members and the school and sport they represent include; Tillman Hall,Big Sandy, Basketball; Elmore Price, Big Sandy, Basketball; Lydia Branch, Holladay, basketball; Talmadge Hudson, Holladay, Basketball Coach and Principal; Tommy Richardson, Camden, Football; Tommy McKelvy, Camden, Football; E.C. “Pickle” Medlin, Camden, Football. David Johnson, Camden, Football; Thomas Rowsey, Camden, Football; and Danny Boyd, Camden, Basketball.