Johnie Bryan, 76, of Batesville died Oct. 24, 2011.
Born May 18, 1935, in Redfield, he was the son of Johnnie B. and Rhoda Belle Thrower Bryan.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be the “Round Table” at the old Wyatt’s Restaurant.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville.
CHARLOTTE — Deborah Denece Darr, 56, of Charlotte died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, in a Batesville hospital.
Born Aug. 30, 1955, in Paragould, she was the daughter of J.W. and Catherine Ward Carder. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband, Ron Darr; a son, Michael Darr of Batesville; a daughter, Catherin Baxter of Batesville; a brother, Bill Carder of Batesville; a sister, Patty Berryman of Conway; and a grandchild, Lane Baxter.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Hattie Ward and Homer and Arnie Carder.
Charles Wesley Burdin Jr., 49, of Batesville died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, in a Little Rock hospital.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home Chapel with Gary Burdin and Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dustin Burdin, Jesse Minnick, Brian Skinner, Dan Sanders, Bruce Rutherford, Taylor Burdin, Mason Burdin and Andrew Willett.
Honorary pallbearers are the employees of the Social Security office in Batesville.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 tonight.
Patty Jean Dosland, 68, of Batesville died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, in a Little Rock hospital.
Born Sept. 19, 1942, in Sylamore, she was the daughter of Damon and Mae Corter Mitchell. She was a clerk at Boy’s Big Market in California. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two sons, Greg Moser of Batesville and Rondal Moser of Sage; a brother, Lonnie Mitchell of Sidney; three grandchildren, Jade Bookout, Brandon Moser and Kayla Rogers; and a great-grandchild, Addilyn Bookout.
The Batesville Pioneers pocketed some big high school football numbers last weekend. Sunday, their coach said they want to collect one more in Beebe this coming weekend.
“We want to be undefeated champs,” Dave King said.
With a 56-20 victory over the Greene County Tech Golden Eagles in Pioneer Stadium Friday night, the Pioneers collected the school’s 500th victory, a share of their second straight 5A-East District championship and the top seeding into the Class 5A State Playoffs.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas National Guard is considering closing six armories that are among the state’s most rural and isolated, because of low troop levels and in anticipation of future budget cuts, officials said.
“The (command) staff has looked at demographics, trends, recruiting and are trying to come up with cost-saving ideas,” Maj. Gen. Bill Wofford, the state’s adjutant general, said. “Nothing has been determined.”
If Independence County residents didn’t receive their monthly payments from the Social Security Administration, 9.6 percent of total personal income in the county would be lost, a total of $104,777,627 in 2009.
Independence County is more dependent on Social Security payments than is the rest of the country. Nationally, 5.5 percent of total personal income in 2009 came from Social Security payments. In Arkansas, 8.0 percent of all income comes from these payments.
Antique farm equipment belonging to Fred Dennison on Walter D. Road was reported stolen sometime in the past two months, according to Independence County Deputy Jonathan Brown.
Dennison said the items were in a wooded area off Walter D. Road, in the Allen Chapel community, that could also be accessed from Haynie Drive. “Dennison advised he had discovered several four-wheeler trails running though his property, so he believes it may be someone riding through,” Brown said. “He advised that it would have to be more than one person due to the size and weight of the items taken.”
Pushing an out-of-gas motorcycle down a dark road, while wearing black clothing, almost got two local men ran over by a police car late Wednesday night. Instead, the duo ended up going to jail on drug charges.
Deputy Shawn Stephens said he was traveling west on Allen Chapel Road around 10 p.m. when he saw a red light flickering in front of him on his side of the road.
“As my patrol unit came to a stop I saw two males dressed in black attempting to push a dark colored motorcycle in my lane of traffic and trying to get onto the shoulder of the road,” Stephens said.
CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is again selling smoked turkeys, hams and pork butts for Thanksgiving.
The cost for a 12- to 15-pound turkey or ham is $34.95 each, and pork butts are $24.95. Prices include tax.
Pickup will be Nov. 23, as the men from John 3:16 will be set up from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Batesville Walmart parking lot. Larger orders (such as from a business or industry) can be delivered sooner.
To place an order, call Dane Bawcom at (870) 307-4667 or the John 3:16 office at (870) 799-2525.
The Community School Inc. will host a drop-in reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at White River Specialized Industries, located at 1550 Cottonwood St. in Batesville.
The school is celebrating its 40th anniversary of providing service to children and adults with developmental disabilities.
The event is open to the public.
For more information call (870) 698-1529.