Archive - Feb 2012
Amy M. Johnson
Amy M. Johnson, 40, of Bryant, passed away Monday, Feb. 27.Â She was born Oct. 26, 1971, in Little Rock to Sandra Anthony.
Amy was preceded in death by her grandfather, Elmer D. Rollon.
She is survived by her son, Christopher Gipson and his fiancee, Michele Byerly of Benton; her mother, Sandra Anthony of Benton; a sister, Deanna Kinchen and husband Daryl of Benton; her grandmother, Reba Rollon of Benton; two nephews, Cody Gourley and wife Meagan and Chad Gourley; a niece, Caitlyn Gourley; several aunts and uncles; and a special friend, Kelly Shoemaker and son Robbie.
The Rotary Club of Bryant is an organization of business and professional leaders who volunteer their time, talents and resources to serve Bryant and the world.
According to Stephen Kincaid, club administrator, the main benefit of joining the Rotary is being able to hep serve the needs of the community. It also provides a networking opportunity.
The Bryant chapter is instrumental in facilitating events such as the Starlight Gala for the Boys and Girls Club and partners with the Bryant School District to coordinate the annual Dash for a Difference 5k fundraiser.
Mae Collins, Bryant resident, celebrated her 100th birthday Jan. 21, with a party attended by more than 100 family members and friends, firemen from the Bryant Fire Department and a news crew from Channel 7 at the Southern Trace Rehabilitation and Care Center.
Collins, born Mae Milam, in Mineral Springs on Jan. 23, 1912, has had a rich life.
She said, "You know what, I asked God, why did he let me live to be 100, and he told me it was none of my business."
Family members traveled from all over the state, Ohio and Kentucky to ring-in Collins' century of life.
Fire departments from Bauxite, Sardis, Shaw and Tull responded to a brush fire near Mars Hill Road south of Bauxite Sunday afternoon. The fire was fanned by high winds that brought the flames within 30 yards of homes in the area. Residents of the area stood and watched while two tanker trucks, two pumper trucks and bulldozers arrived to fight the fire.