CONCORD — Pearlie Gentry, 98, of Concord died Tuesday, March 30, 2010.
Born Feb. 14, 1912, in Concord, she was the daughter of Alfrod and Mary Ellis Martin. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Cleburne County. She was a member of Christian Lighthouse of Drasco.
Survivors include several nephews and nieces, including Dorothy Bishop Treadway of Batesville.
LITTLE ROCK — Alma Willene Johnson, 73, of Little Rock died March 23, 2010, at her home.
She lived in Benton most of her life. She did clerical work and was a caregiver.
Survivors include a son, Mike Johnson of Little Rock; three daughters, Cheryle Cottingham of Bryant and Teresa Johnson and Tanya Johnson, both of Little Rock; two brothers, Frank Massey and Charles Massey, both of Little Rock; two sisters, Betty Buchel of California and Glenda Moseley of Mayflower; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Marma Kimmerling, 73, of Batesville died Monday, March 29, 2010, at her home.
Born Jan. 19, 1937, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Henry and Dee Maxwell Rounds. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a son, Chuckie Kimmerling of Sulphur Rock; two daughters, Sharon Hall of Sulphur Rock and Janet McCaa of Sherwood; two brothers, Robert Rounds of Batesville and Ray Rounds of Newark; two sisters, Inez Cooper of Concord and Barb Medley of Kennett, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
ASH FLAT — Grace Marie Carver, 91, of Ash Flat died Monday, March 29, 2010, in an Ash Flat nursing home.
She had resided at Eaglecrest Nursing Center for the past 10 years. She was a member of Bettistown Church of Christ.
Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Barth of Riverbank, Calif., Betty Foree of Spring Hill, Kan., and Lita King of Hardy; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Everett H. Carver.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Buchanan Cemetery.
CEDAR GROVE — The Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church at 3600 Sunset Ridge Road southeast of Cave City will be present the Mel Gibson movie, “The Passion of The Christ,” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to a news release.
“Everyone is invited to the free event with refreshments being served,” the release states. “Folding chairs are provided, but you are welcomed to bring a chair of your choice.”
On Easter Sunday, the church will have special music and a service starting at 11 a.m. followed by lunch, congregational singing and concluding with an egg hunt for all ages.
A special meeting of the Independence County Quorum Court hydro committee is set for 5 p.m. today in the Jess B. Carpenter building at Third and Main Streets.
Discussion of the county’s hydro electric budget will top the agenda.
On Thursday, the Independence County law enforcement committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. in the district courtroom adjacent to the Independence County jail at 549 W. Main St.
Discussion of jail matters and a tour of the jail are on the agenda for that committee.
Both meetings are open to the public.
Arkansas First Lady Ginger Beebe will be the special guest during “Picasso’s Play Date” at 6 p.m. April 22 in the cafeteria of the Batesville Early Learning and Enrichment Center.
This year’s theme is “Making Our Earth Beautiful.” The free event is for all children and is being presented by the Batesville Parents As Teachers program. “Bring your child and create masterpieces at our many creation stations and art tables and view local artwork on loan from area children,” PAT coordinator Lorrie McClure said.
The center is located 1900 Lyon St.
CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries will have a fish fry Saturday to help promote the upcoming fifth annual Unity Fest, set for May 29 at Riverside Park in Batesville.
The free fish dinner will be served at 5, and after that the men will be giving testimony. There will also be two inflatables for children.
John 3:16 is located at 75 Holmes Road in Charlotte. For more information, call (870) 799-2525 or visit www.john316spiritualbootcamp.com.
The Independence County Republican Party will meet for a Dutch treat dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at Western Sizzlin in Batesville.
A business meeting will follow at 7. The agenda includes discussion of the Reagan Day dinner slated for April 17.
The event is open to the public.
Beginning Steps, a free program provided by the Batesville School District to support parents of newborn babies, will have its regular bi-monthly meeting from 1-2 p.m. Friday in conference room A of the Josephine Raye Rogers Women & Imaging Center at White River Medical Center.
All parents and their newborns up to age 6 weeks are welcome. Meeting attendees will receive a free baby gift. For information call (870) 793-0627.