Scott and Cindy Kallsnick of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kaylea Kallsnick, to Chris Milum, son of James and Mae Milum of Batesville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of John and Polly Leonard of North Little Rock, Bill and Darnell Cullum of Newark and Joan Kallsnick of Batesville and the late Frank Kallsnick.
Jerry Wayne Vandiver, 63, of Batesville died Saturday, May 28, 2011.
Born Dec. 21, 1947, in Searcy, he was the son of Wayne and Florence Cooper Vandiver. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was a retired manager of the Employment Security Office in Batesville. He attended Mount Zion Baptist Church.
QUITMAN — Dois M. Kennedy, 77, died Saturday, May 28, 2011.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Goddard United Methodist Church in Fort Smith. A second funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hope Community Church in Fairbanks. Burial will be in Fairbanks Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith.
Pallbearers will be Steve Kennedy, Chris Kennedy, Kevin Chitwood, Tim Chitwood, Terry Jennings and John Bernardo.
Honorary pallbearers are all United Methodist ministers.
GREERS FERRY — Additional information has been provided to the Guard for the obituary of Jetta Loretta Nored Carr, which ran in Friday’s edition.
Born Oct. 27, 1916, at Shiloh, she was the daughter of William Rufus and Vita Murphree Nored. She married Floyd Carr on Oct. 29, 1938. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Greers Ferry. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a past Worthy Matron of Lakeview Chapter 609.
SPRINGDALE — Doy H. Gillihan, 72, of Springdale died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in a Springdale hospice.
Born March 21, 1939, at Twin Creek, he was the son of Adrian G. and Ida Davis Gillihan. He married Betty Kay Jones on Dec. 28, 1962. He was a builder and developer in Springdale. He developed the Oaks Subdivision, Thornbury addition and Moberly Professional Park. He was a pilot, hunter, fisherman and golfer. He enjoyed 30 years of lunches at Herman’s with his “Lunch Bunch” friends. He was a member of Springdale Elks Lodge and enjoyed traveling.
OXFORD — Melba Owens Hellums, 83, of Oxford died Sunday, May 29, 2011, in Salem.
Born Jan. 4, 1928, in Brockwell, she was the daughter of Ray and Ozzie Yancey Owens. She was united in marriage to Troy Hellums in 1944 in Brockwell. She was employed at Baxter Laboratories in Mountain Home. She was a member of Belview Baptist Church for more than 40 years.
ASH FLAT — Billy Gipson, 83, of Ash Flat died Friday, May 27, 2011, at his home.
He was a retired truck driver and enjoyed raising English bulldogs.
Survivors include three sons, Terry Gipson of Verona, Mo., Tom Gipson of Springfield, Mo., and Scott Gipson of Lebanon, Mo.; three daughters, Priss Semler of Dittmer, Mo., Stacy Lieback of Evening Shade and Billy Jean Williams of Stockton, Mo.; two sisters, Helen Patterson and Pat Bryan, both of West Memphis; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Leonard Bell, 92, of Batesville died Monday, May 30, 2011.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Batesville with Bobby Shepherd officiating. Arrangements are by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
No visitation is planned.
Memorials may be made to First Free Will Baptist Church, 1101 Brooks St., Batesville, AR 72501.
SOUTHSIDE — Fifteen Southside High School students received the Arkansas Student Achievement award from Arkansas’ American College Test council for their performance on the pre-ACT assessment.
These students are on target to meet or exceed ACT’s college readiness benchmarks by graduation. ACT’s college readiness benchmarks are empirically-based and identify the level of achievement necessary in English, mathematics, reading and science to have a successful college freshman experience.
HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts held its spring commencement May 21 in Summit Arena at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
Eighty-six seniors graduated and received acceptances to 84 colleges and universities and offers of more than $15 million in scholarships. Sixty-four percent of the graduates will attend schools in Arkansas. One student has enlisted with the U.S. Navy and another with the U.S. Air Force, a news release states.