ASH FLAT — When Rodney Lemonier sits at his potter’s wheel and puts pressure on the inside of a developing pot to give it shape, it’s not unlike God’s hand inside of us, giving us form. How will we respond?
Friday night, Rodney and Judy Lemonier, owners of Good Earth Pottery of Evening Shade, presented “The Potter and the Clay” at the third annual Rock This House, presented by the Ash Flat Church of Christ Women of Faith Ministry.
Rodney Lemonier sat at the potter’s wheel, while Judy read scriptures.
Main Street Batesville will hold the third annual Autumn Antique and Crafts Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 21 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 22. The event will take place in historic downtown Batesville and at other antique and crafts shops in Independence County.
“The festival grew significantly from the first year to the second, and we expect continued growth this year,” Main Street Batesville executive director Paula Grimes said.
Early on, it looked like a scoring festival Friday night in Pioneer Stadium. In the end, only the Batesville Pioneers kept the beat going.
In high school junior varsity and varsity preseason football scrimmages, the Batesville Pioneers scored 86 points to the Harrison Goblins’ 18. In respective sessions, the Pioneer JVs outscored their counterparts 44-18, and the Pioneers blanked the Goblins 42-0.
Donnie E.C. Bryant, 89, of Batesville died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at his home.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Batesville. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Pallbearers will be his three grandsons, Matthew Jason Bryant, Micah Alan Bryant and Mason Lee Dickson; and Jerry Kemp, Bill Coop and Ron Lewallen.
Honorary pallbearers are the members of Batesville Kiwanis Club.
PLEASANT PLAINS — Delores Wanda Clark Hobson, 79, of Pleasant Plains died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011.
Born Aug 13, 1932, in Independence County, she was the daughter of William Andrew and Carrie Lorena Swafford Clark. She enjoyed cooking and canning. She was a member of Mount Zion Church of God and enjoyed going to church.
SULPHUR ROCK — Eddy Martin, 61, of Sulphur Rock died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at his home.
Born July 22, 1950, in Batesville, he was the son of John Henry Martin and Monnie Mae Hagler Martin. He was retired, having worked in road construction. He enjoyed fishing, country music, dancing and watching Western movies.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Elmer Augustus “Gus” Platt Jr., 54, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, in a North Little Rock hospital.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel, located at 1921 Main St. in North Little Rock. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Oaklawn Cemetery at Batesville.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight.
PARAGOULD — George Leon Weaver, 85, of Paragould died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, in a Jonesboro hospital.
Born Nov. 30, 1925, in Paragould, he was the son of Allen and Minnie Weaver. He was a retired farmer, grocery store owner and brick mason. He was a lifelong member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
He served in the U.S. Army as a member of the occupying forces of Japan, going to Hiroshima shortly following the end of World War II. He served on the Oak Grove School Board for 10 years, serving as president during part of that time.
CAVE CITY — Charlette Ann Noordhoek, 54, of Cave City died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at her home.
Born June 6, 1957, at Houston, she was the daughter of Charles Peff Sullivan and Georgia See Sullivan Price. She was a licensed practical nurse and a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith.
Opal DeFreece, 93, of Batesville died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in a Batesville nursing home.
Born March 27, 1918, at Evening Shade, she was the daughter of Sanford and Lou Ring. She was a homemaker and a member of Harrison Street Church of Christ in Batesville.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas Qualls of Evening Shade and J.W. Qualls of Batesville; a daughter, Anna Joyce Webb of Clinton; 14 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
LYNN — Anthony and Rhonda Harris of Lynn have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Allie Harris, to Trea Evans, son of Dennis and Twyla Evans of Lynn.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charles and Alice Harris of Lynn and Denver and Kay Wilson of Calamine.
She is a 2010 graduate of Hillcrest High School and is pursuing a teaching degree from Williams Baptist College.
OXFORD — Oxford Baptist Church will present the Perrys in concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 31.
This Southern gospel group has appeared on the Gaither series and was distinguished as Mixed Group of the Year in 2004, 2005 and 2006. The band has been on the road for 40 years.