STAR CITY — Elfreda Lee “Freda” Taubert Triplett, 78, of Star City, died Saturday, March 1. She was the wife of Henry Eugene “Gene” Triplett, associate pastor of Shannon Road Baptist Church, Pine Bluff.
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries (ABCHomes) will host the first-ever Modeling for a Miracle Fashion Show & Dinner on March 7 and 8, at Immanuel Baptist Church, Little Rock, and Park Hill Baptist Church, North Little Rock, respectively.
Modeling for a Miracle is a charity gala raising funds to benefit ABCHomes, a 120-year-old agency that, in 2013 alone, impacted the lives of 300 children and teens who lived at the six ABCHomes locations.
WALNUT RIDGE - Tessa Wicker, of Benton, has been awarded a Founder's Scholarship at Williams Baptist College. The award, presented through the Williams Scholarship with Honors Program, is among the most prestigious academic scholarships available at Williams.
It was quite an experience for former Ouachita Baptist University (OBU) student Barrett Baber (’02) as one of his dreams came true – performing at the Grammys. Baber, who recently won the nationwide Grammy Gig of a Lifetime competition, performed live at Club Nokia in Los Angeles and was featured in the Grammy Live coverage on Sunday, Jan. 26. The contest winner was determined based on public online voting.
RUSSELLVILLE – Jeff P. Cheatham Jr., 81, of Russellville, died Feb. 19 at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center.
He was born July 15, 1932, in Memphis, Tenn., to J. P. Cheatham Sr., and Olga Mae Hathcock Cheatham.
Throughout the years, he served as pastor of multiple Arkansas Baptist churches. In addition, he served as associational missionary for Arkansas River Valley Baptist Association for about 12 years and as second vice president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC). He also served on the ABSC Executive Board, the board of directors for the Arkansas Baptist News and the executive board of trustees for the Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries. He was an industrial chaplain with Valmac Industries in Russellville. In addition to his service to Arkansas Baptists, he served as pastor in Iredell, Texas, and Thayer, Mo.