• Roy Keller

    CAVE CITY — Roy J. Keller, 80, of Cave City died Friday, June 26, 2009, in a Little Rock hospital.
    Born July 26, 1928, in Caraway, he was the son of Oscar and Lucile Hensley Keller.
    Survivors include his wife, Edna Keller; a son, Alan Keller of Memphis; a daughter, Jackie Price of Prairie Grove; and three grandchildren, Nathan Price, Sarah Price and Anna Price, all of Prairie Grove.
    He was preceded in death by his parents.

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  • Christopher Holman

    Christopher John Holman, 31, died Saturday, June 27, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
    The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Maple Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Rosie with Curt Howard officiating. Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Service of Batesville.
    Pallbearers will be Jeff Phillips, Jeremy Loggins, Brandon Taylor, Lance Jennings, Steve Caughron and Curt Coles.
    Honorary pallbearers are Shawn Stephens, Stacy Wright, Jared Richardson, Chris Poland, Tony Younger, Gerald Mash and the members of Southside Volunteer Fire Department and Newport Fire Department.

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  • Romona Edwards

    Romona J. Edwards, 75, of Batesville died Sunday, June 28, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
    Arrangements will be announced by Willis Funeral Service of Batesville.

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  • David Conyers

    CALICO ROCK — David Lynn Conyers, 46, of Calico Rock died Saturday, June 27, 2009, in Calico Rock.
    Born Jan. 12, 1963, in Calico Rock, he was the son of Douglas Ray Conyers and Gwendolyn Conyers. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving eight years as a diesel mechanic. After being discharged he worked as a cook in several restaurants. He was united in marriage to Patricia Burgess on Oct. 28, 1983, in Gid. He attended Calico Rock Assembly of God Church.

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  • Highland church welcomes pastor

    HIGHLAND — Chris Clem has been named the new pastor at Highland First Assembly of God.

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  • College Briefs

    ASU-Beebe presents scholarships

    BEEBE­ — Several area high school students have received Leadership Scholarships to attend Arkansas State University-Beebe. Students may attend any ASU-Beebe campus, located at Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy and the Little Rock Air Force Base.
    Students receiving the Leadership Scholarship are Johnathan Atkins of Pangburn, Hannah Bonds of Clinton, Jamie Davis of Searcy, Kara Jacks of Lonoke, Anna-Grace Minner of Searcy, Nicholas Priest of Jacksonville, Seva Riley of Batesville and Ross Shelton of Lonoke.

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  • Keith, Hix to wed

    SPERRY, Okla. — Alan and Denise Keith of Sperry, Okla., have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Mandy Janeen Keith, to Jonathan Michael Hix, son of Pam and Charley Hix Jr. of Batesville.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Pat and Patty Keith of Pontiac, Ill., and Pauline Swayne of Sperry and the late Doy Swayne.
    She is a 2006 graduate of Sperry High School and a 2009 graduate of Arkansas State University in Mountain Home with a degree in funeral service. She is employed at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway.

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  • Kylie Bell Harber

    Doug and Kim Harber, Suzonne and Chance of Wiseman have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on June 21, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 4.6 ounces and has been named Kylie Bell Harber.
    Grandparents of the child are Richard and Judy Harber and Calvin and Sue Smith.
    Great-grandparents are Marie Collie and Nora Bell and the late J.B. Bell.

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  • Justin Case Holmes

    Josh and Brittany Holmes and Jenna of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on June 23, 2009. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 10.7 ounces and has been named Justin Case Holmes.
    Grandparents of the child are Wayne and Rhonda Holmes, Ron and Carol Miller and Ron Pope.
    Great-grandparents are Marion and Nancy McCoy, Kenneth and Margie Holmes, Jean Maxwell and Evelyn Foster.

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  • Sawyer Darrell Rose

    Kevin and Rachael Rose of Cave City have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on June 23, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 13.4 ounces and has been named Sawyer Darrell Rose.
    Grandparents of the child are Rick Rose, Murphy Lewis and Tracy Lewis, all of Cave City, and Lynn Rose of Batesville.
    Great-grandparents are Bill and Joyce Rose of Pocahontas, Palma Campbell of Imboden and the late Francis Campbell, Bonnie Lewis of Batesville, Fred and Glenda Lewis of Strawberry and Sharon Hall and Ed Hall, both of Cave City.

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  • Prison chief has political clout

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Apologizing to lawmakers in 1995 for being slow to explain allegations of corruption, contraband and bribery, Correction Director Larry Norris said “a penitentiary system is a problem business.”
    By that standard, business is booming for Arkansas’ prisons.

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  • This generation’s Elvis?

    Those who are old enough will never forget where they were the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated or when man first walked on the moon.
    And just like the millions who will never forget where they were Aug. 16, 1977 when Elvis Presley died, neither will I forget where I was June 25, 2009 when hearing that Michael Jackson had died.

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