GREERS FERRY — Fredricka Ann Stepp, 62, of Greers Ferry died Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at her home.
Born March 15, 1947, in Honolulu, she was the daughter of Otis Lee Stepp and Maudieann Burkhart Stepp. She was a retired cake decorator.
Survivors include a brother, Jack Virgil Stepp of San Marcos, Calif.; a sister, Deana Lynn Stepp of Greers Ferry; and six nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Otis Lee Stepp II, John Robert Stepp and Mark Edward Stepp.
LUKER’S CORNER — Rozell Davis, 82, of Luker’s Corner died Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at her home.
Born April 2, 1927, in Denmark, she was the daughter of Robert and Lillie Bland. She was a sales associate for Wal-Mart.
Survivors include her husband, William G. Luker; a daughter, Rosemary Davis of Plainview; a granddaughter, Michelle Russo of Illinois; a great-granddaughter, Jenna Russo of Illinois; and two stepsons, Glen Wayne Luker of Illinois and Scott Luker of Connecticut.
Independence County DAR
The bi-annual memorial service was held Saturday by the Independence County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, at the gazebo at Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville.
The prelude was played on the bagpipes by Nancy Love of Lyon College Pipe Band. Chaplain Fern Fike and regent Linda Carol Cooper conducted the ceremony. Mary Miller read the names of deceased chapter members buried in Oaklawn, and Dora Kate Lee read those buried in other cemeteries.
Michael and Elizabeth Thompson, Jessalynn and Austin of Cherokee Village have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on May 19, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and has been named Lucas James Thompson.
Grandparents of the child are Lawrence and Susan Winchester, Trina Thompson, Roger Smith and Michael and Paula Thompson.
Great-grandparents are Leonard and Maxine Smith and Michael and Margit Cassidy.
Shawn Sharp and Christina Hedler, Jeremiah and Rolland of Concord have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on May 21, 2009. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 1.5 ounces and has been named Destin Fisher Sharp.
Grandparents of the child are Arvin Sharp, Helen McLeod and Robert and Linda Hedler.
Great-grandparents are Janey Carter, Alvis and Valenia Sharp, Jeffery and Laverne Hall and Albert and Elise Richards.
Zachery Scott and Brittany Morgan and River of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on May 20, 2009. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 3.5 ounces and has been named Skylar Wayne Scott.
Grandparents of the child are C.W. and Lisa Burrow and Charles and Denise Barker.
Great-grandparents are Gary and Doris Wood, Wanda Barker and Bonnie Potter of Wisconsin.
CAVE CITY — Bill Anderson and Gayle Anderson, both of Cave City, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Veronda Anderson, to Dustin DuWayne Denton, son of Daniel and Etha Denton of Poughkeepsie.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Owen and Erma Crafton and the late Garndel and Monterie Anderson, all of Cave City.
When a North Carolina weekly newspaper asked for and was given a $50,000 business loan by town aldermen in mid-May, no quotation from free-press defenders and the nation’s founders like Madison and Jefferson immediately came to mind.
Rather, it was a thought sometimes expressed by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, often a critic of the press: “With the shekels come the shackles.”
I bought my first Christmas gift.
That’s right, for Christmas 2009.
Every year I think to myself that I’ll start early, and how early is this? It’s not even June.
The minute I saw it in the store I knew it was a perfect gift. It brought back so many good memories and I knew the recipient would get a kick out of it.
CAVE CITY — The senior boys and girls basketball teams at Cave City school will travel to different states this summer in an effort to improve their games.
The school board voted unanimously Tuesday to allow the out-of-state trips, Superintendent Steven Green said.
Boys’ Coach Jimmy Hodges will take his senior high team to a three-day camp in Murray, Ky., in June.
Girls’ Coach Russell Fowler and his team will travel to Fort Walton Beach, Fla., for a four-day camp in June.
Car wash to benefit mission trip
Fellowship Bible Church’s Guatemala mission team will hold a benefit car wash from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at O’Reilly Auto Parts in Batesville.
All proceeds will go for the team’s trip to Guatemala in June. The team members will be working in orphanages, holding a medical clinic and building houses, according to a news release.
BCT announces auditions