Fannie Marie Dunlap was a fixture at the Dunlap Store, which she and her late husband, Ernie, owned for 50 years in Kirby. Tourists headed to Lake Greeson were always welcomed with a friendly smile, her daughter Janelle Fant said.
Missy Anderson described herself as “intense” in a 1986 interview for the Arkansas Democrat. “When I quit, I quit. When I do, I do,” she said.
As a member of the U.S. Navy in World War II, Ray Pearce Jr. was awarded five Bronze Stars. But he never talked about his time in the military until a few years ago.
Carrie Diane Drake enjoyed cooking and always had an interest in traveling, her family said.
James Staggs was considered a hero to Bald Knob and its school district, said Linda Staggs, his wife of 51 years.
The Rev. David A. Joslin was the executive director for the Arkansas Free Will Baptist Association for more than 30 years. His devotion to his faith and his business savvy were well known among his peers, both locally and nationwide.
When Sherry Marie Lamb’s niece gave birth to premature twin girls, she comforted her family the way she had with so many others as community director of her local March of Dimes chapter in Jonesboro, Lamb’s family said.
In the late 1950s, Donnie E.C. Bryant went to work to turn Arkansas 11, the main highway through Batesville, into a U.S. highway.
The Pfeifers department stores, now part of Dillards Inc., were one of the last family-owned retail giants in Arkansas. As the grandson of Leo Pfeifer, Sam Strauss Jr. was a part of the family company legacy.
Ralph Williams was 17 and World War II was just beginning in Europe when he decided to join the Army National Guard. Because he was still a minor, Williams needed his father’s permission to enlist, his daughter Joanie King said.