Wanda Fern Holder, 64, of Batesville died Wednesday, March 17, 2010, in a Batesville hospital.
Born Sept. 21, 1945, in Cardwell, Mo., she was the daughter of Thomas and Emma Lavaughn Helms Vance. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Holder; three sons, James Alfred Holder of Senath, Mo., and Roger Dale Holder and Alfred Wayne Holder, both of Batesville; a brother, Thomas Mack Vance of Kennett, Mo.; a sister, Angela Beth Jones of Kennett; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
HARDY — John William Stanton, 96, of Hardy died Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at his home.
Born Dec. 13, 1913, in Porum, Okla., he was the son of James Wallace and Francis Luella Holmes Stanton. He married Madge Lucille Evatt in 1935. They owned and operated a dairy business for many years before moving to San Pedro, Calif., in 1941, where he worked in the shipyards as a welder during World War II.
Dorothy “Dottie” Moore, 84, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Chapel at Sharon Memorial Cemetery in Charlotte, N.C. Arrangements are by McEwen Funeral Home of Charlotte. Local arrangements are by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches Inc., memorial fund, P.O. Box 3964, Batesville, AR 72503; or Humane Society of Independence County, P.O. Box 3477, Batesville, AR 72503.
HIGHLAND — Edward Paul Pohler Jr., 81, of Highland died Tuesday, March 16, 2010, in a Batesville hospital.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was employed by Civil Service.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel Jean Pohler; and two sons, Roger Pohler of Hardy and Robert Pohler of New Jersey.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Heath Funeral Home Oak Hill Chapel in Highland with Floyd Rikard officiating. Burial will be in Bronaugh Cemetery in Hardy.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 tonight.
Robert Ellis Stephens Jr., 55, of Batesville died Wednesday, March 17, 2010, in Pleasant Plains.
Born March 1, 1955, in Dumas, he was the son of Robert Ellis Stephens Sr. and Juanita Wood Stephens. He was a 1973 graduate of Gould High School. He was a former board member of Southside School District and a present board member of Southside Fire Department. He was a former employee of Bill Davis Trucking Company. He was a rancher and was presently employed with Chimney Rock Cattle Company. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting. He was of the Baptist faith.
Lance Mathis and Krystal Reeves, Austin and Sadie of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on March 10, 2010. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 4.6 ounces and has been named Timothy Ryan Mathis.
Grandparents of the child are Melanie Thennes, Karl Thennes, Steve Mathis, Richie and Vickie Barham and Billy Joe and Joey Price.
Great-grandparents are Billy and Judy Mitchell and James and Maria Mathis.
Eugene and Genafer Foree of Sidney have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on March 11, 2010. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and has been named Jasper Wiles Foree.
Grandparents of the child are Frank and Reta Kaye Foree, Jamie Cantrell and Mike and Gail Cantrell.
Great-grandparents are Noble and Virginia Wiles, Roger and Jean Hooper and Larry and Marilyn Cantrell.
John and Erica Blake have announced the birth of a daughter at Searcy Medical Center on March 8, 2010. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and has been named Brylee Elyzabeth Brianne Blake.
Grandparents are Nelson and Melissa Wrinkle of Lonoke and Lloyd and Johnnita Blake of Sulphur Rock.
Great-grandparents are Fred and Diane Harbin of Batesville and Gladys Robbins of Pekin, Ill.
Great-great-grandparents are Oran and Evelene McBride of Batesville.
SOUTHSIDE — Emily Henderson, 10, recently won first place in a recent Independence County safety poster contest sponsored by Arkansas Farm Bureau.
Henderson said her poster featured advice such as “Don’t smoke, always wear a helmet, don’t talk to strangers and listen to your parents.”
The Southside fourth-grader and daughter of Steve and Wendy Henderson received $25 and will compete in an upcoming state competition.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Antique Dealer Association Show and Sale will be March 19-21 at the Clear Channel Metroplex off I-430 at Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock.
Exhibitors from more than 12 states will man 50 booths featuring an extravagant display of furniture, antique and estate jewelry, antique glass, linens, oriental rugs, postcards, and primitives. Admission is $5 per day or $5 for a weekend pass.
For more information call (501) 529-5907 or visit www.arkansasantiquedealers.com.
Mammoth Spring — On Saturday Mammoth Spring State Park will present a Beautiful Baskets program where patrons can weave their own egg basket to take home. Space is limited and reservations should be made. Admission is $25. Find more information at www.arkansasstateparks.com/mammothspring or call (870) 625-7364.