Kenneth W. Smith, 73, of Batesville died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
Born Dec. 16, 1935, in Topeka, Kan., he was the son of Roy Albert and Laura Evelyn Pretty Smith. He retired from National Welding Supply in Batesville after 26 years of service. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Batesville.
CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Diane Louise Brechel Wilson, 71, of Cherokee Village died Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at her home.
She was a homemaker and was of the Lutheran faith. She enjoyed gardening and her dogs, cats and birds. She adopted many stray animals and supported the Spring River Humane Shelter.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Wilson; three aunts; and many nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces and cousins.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 23 at Cherokee Village Lutheran Church. Arrangements are by Heath Funeral Home Oak Hill Chapel of Highland.
ASH FLAT — Lois Lorene Marlin Stout, 81, of Ash Flat, formerly of Cave City, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, in an Ash Flat nursing home.
Born Feb. 10, 1928, in Cave City, she was the daughter of Jesse and Ollie Willis Marlin. She married James Nolan Stout on Nov. 7, 1946. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary in Highland and Highland Hills Missionary Baptist Church.
PLEASANT PLAINS — Christopher Neil Henderson, 21, of Pleasant Plains died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, in Searcy.
Born Aug. 22, 1988, in Searcy, he was the son of Brent Henderson and Rhonda Wilcox Smith. He worked for Wood Co and did railroad maintenance. He enjoyed four-wheeling, mudding, hunting, fishing, being outdoors and working around rodeos. He was a member of Hutchinson Mountain Church of Christ.
Carolyn Sutton, 64, of Batesville died Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
Born April 10, 1945, in Little Rock, she was the daughter of Howard and Muriel Christine Gill Sutton. She was retired from GDX and attended Ruddell Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Sharon Sutton of Batesville; an aunt, Katie Searcy of Batesville; and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an uncle, Ray Gill; three aunts, Virgie Tucker, Esther Brashers and Ruby Emmerick; and a cousin, David Lee Tucker.
Walnut Ridge — Williams Baptist College seniors Casey Winstead and Casey Jo Schatzley were crowned Homecoming King and Queen, respectively, at WBC Saturday. The coronation was part of Homecoming-Parents Day festivities at the college.
Schatzley, who is from Paragould, is majoring in mid-level math and science education. She graduated from Paragould High School. Winstead, of Jacksonville, is majoring in Christian ministries. He is a Parkview High School graduate.
A “Vendor Blender” Holiday Shopping Extravaganza will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Ramada Inn Conference Room.
Vendors include: Scentsy Candles, Premiere Jewelry, Signature Home Styles, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Unique HairBows, For Your Pleasure, Silpada Design, Stacy Pretty Photography, Mary Kay, Saving Face, BeautiControl and Milligan’s Market.
There will be door prizes and giveaways.
The Batesville Daily Guard is publishing its annual Seasons Greetings special section on Dec. 24.
Anyone wishing to share a special Christmas memory for publishing in this section may bring the story and/or a photo to go with the memory to the Guard office at 258 W. Main St.; mail it to the Guard, Attn: Andrea Bruner, P.O. Box 2036, Batesville, AR 72503; or e-mail it to email@example.com.
The deadline for stories and photos is Dec. 9.
Parkinson’s disease caregivers were to be recognized at 1:30 p.m. today during the White River Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meeting at the Citizens Bank Annex.
A panel of caregivers discussed how caring for a person with Parkinson’s disease may be different from caring for a person with other health problems. Family members received tips to help them care for Parkinson’s patients.
The meeting was open to the public. For more information call Joan Sellers at (870) 793-0067.
SEARCY — The White County Extension Homemakers will host their second annual EHC Holiday Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the College Church of Christ Family Room.
The event will have decorating and gift ideas for the holidays as well as tips for making the most of your money.
The event is open to the public. Admission is free, but there will make-and-take kits available for purchase.
JONESBORO — The Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center in Jonesboro will host a free “Let’s Talk Turkey” activity for children of all ages from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
There will be information about the wild turkey and make a tom to take home. A smock or old shirt is recommended for younger kids.
For more information, call Sarah Baxter at (870) 933-6787.
MELBOURNE — Elizabeth Cooper of Melbourne and Justin Daigle of Mount Pleasant have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. Saturday at Sidney Baptist Church in Sidney.
A reception will follow.
All family and friends are invited to attend.