Lonzo “Lon” Morris Jr., 66, of Batesville died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, in a Batesville hospital.
Born March 6, 1945, in Batesville, he was the son of Lonzo H. Morris Sr. and Ora Mary Edwards Morris. He graduated from Batesville High School in 1963 and attended Arkansas College. He was a licensed Realtor and real estate appraiser and was a past recipient of the Realtor of the Year award. He was a lifelong member of Central Avenue United Methodist Church in Batesville.
VIOLA (AP) — Arkansas State Police are looking for a man who is accused of trying to kidnap two young girls near Viola.
Investigators said Thursday that two 9-year-old girls were playing outside their home on U.S. Highway 62 in Fulton County when a man stopped in front of the residence, tried to start a conversation with the girls and at some point, got out of the truck and approached the girls, attempting to lure them into a pickup truck.
Jennings Marshell “Andy” Anderson, 75, of Batesville died today, July 15, 2011, at his home.
Born March 27, 1936, at Mount Pleasant, he was the son of Owen Marshell and Verna Mae “Shirley” Anderson. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from ConAgra, where he worked as an electrician in the maintenance department, after 34 years of service. He enjoyed fishing and gardening. He was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Batesville.
Lorene Weaver Parvin, 82, of Batesville, formerly of Evening Shade, died Thursday, July 14, 2011, in a Batesville nursing home.
Born Oct. 22, 1928, she was the daughter of Marvin and Hattie Thompson Weaver. She was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist Church in Evening Shade.
Survivors include a sister, Lorez Justice of San Antonio; and several nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, J.B. Parvin; an infant child; and a sister, Bobbie Ballard.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — John D. Kenly Wade Sr., 78, died Saturday, July 9, 2011, in a Redwood City, Calif., hospital.
Born May 2, 1933, in Rossi, he was the son of Crockett and Tommy Wade. He graduated from Batesville High School in 1951. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a life member of American Legion Post 474 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4103.
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — French forces awarded three 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron airmen the National Defense Gold Medal with bronze star during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Morales-Frazier July 8.
French Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Maurin, Task Force La Fayette IV commander, presented Capt. John Mosier, HH-60G Pave Hawk pilot, Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Burridge and Senior Airman Jackson Rogers, both pararescue jumpers, the medals for their heroic actions for rescuing two French Gazelle helicopter pilots June 11.
Imagine going to work every day where people are spitting, throwing feces and trying to injure anyone they come in contact with.
It’s just another day at the office for Peggy Kendrick, administer of the White River Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Independence County, and her staff.
LITTLE ROCK — Virginia Marie “Ginny” Willmuth and John Alton Porter were united in marriage at 7 p.m. May 7 at the Ten Mile House in Little Rock. The Rev. Pam Estes officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Paul “Rocky” and Diane Willmuth of Batesville. She is the granddaughter of the late Paul and Hazel Willmuth and the late Jack and Francis Hopwood, all of Batesville.
The groom’s parents are Dr. Robert and Marilynn Porter of Little Rock. His grandparents are Carolyn Moseley and the late Charles Moseley and the late Robert A. and Martha Porter, all of Blytheville.
CAVE CITY — Ronald and Kathy Curtis of Cave City have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Cassie Curtis, to Joey Boone, son of James Boone of Salado and the late Judy Boone and Johnny and Teresa Branscum of Rosie.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Roy and Edith Williams and Johnny and Louise Curtis, all of Cave City.
The prospective groom is the grandson of the late William and Sara Branscum of Salado and Glenn Harris of Rosie and the late Sara Harris.
Child Care Hub for Information, Learning, Development, Resource, Education, and Networking of Northcentral Arkansas has announced its free service of assisting parents in locating child care in north-central Arkansas.
Call 1-800-737-2237 or (870) 793-5233 or visit www.CHILDRENofNCAR.org for more information.
CHILDREN is a non-profit program.
BULL SHOALS —The Bull Shoals Hook and Tackle group will host a lesson on fly tying on Saturday at the James A. Gaston Visitor Center at Bull Shoals-White River State Park in Bull Shoals. The workshop offers advice, tips and instructions on how to tie flies, from the most extravagant to the most simple. Admission is free. Call (870) 445-3629 for more information.