Couples: Frankie and Cassandra Feltrop


HIM   Frankie Feltrop

Native of: Searcy

Education: Searcy High School; Foothills Vocational Tech.

Job: Unity Health, security supervisor/safety coordinator.

Parents: Betty Cook Feltrop and Herman Feltrop, both of Searcy.

Community activities: Local Emergency Planning Committee, vice chairman; North Central Region Hospital Preparedness Committee; coached Searcy girls softball and basketball teams for many years.

Church activities: Youth council and transportation committee.

Hobbies/special interests: Fishing and hunting.

How would you describe yourself: Fun-loving/outdoorsman/slow to anger.

Favorite restaurant in the 501: Colton’s.

Most enjoyed weekend activity: Fishing and hunting.

Favorite quote: “Hold ‘er Newt, she smells alfalfa!” This is one that my Dad has always said.

What do you love about living in the 501: It has places that are as beautiful as anywhere in Arkansas and some incredible hunting and fishing.

HER   Cassandra Sample Feltrop

Native of: Rose Bud

Education: Rose Bud High School, ASU – Beebe and Ouachita Baptist University.

Job: Executive director of the Unity Health Foundation.

Parents: Janet Peters Sample, Rose Bud, and Charles Sample, Quitman.

Community activities: Searcy Kiwanis Club, immediate past president; White County Community Foundation, grants committee, former board member; Harding University, Professional Counseling; Clinicals and Schools Advisory Committee; Searcy Junior Auxiliary, lifetime member; Children’s Safety Center, former board member; 501 LIFE Editorial Board; Searcy Youth Volleyball Volunteer Coach; also a member of the Arkansas Society of Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations and the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy.

Church activities: Sing in the choir; co-lead “Know Grace” youth choir; youth council; and personnel committee.

Hobbies/special interests: Love to travel; photography; scrapbook; read; trout fishing; and supporting my children in their many activities.

How would you describe yourself: Nature-loving Southern girl!

Favorite restaurant in the 501: The Rock House and The Greek House in Searcy.

Most enjoyed weekend activity: Trout fishing and supporting our children in activities.

Favorite quote: “To Everything There is a Season,” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. “There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven — A time to give birth and a time to die; A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted. A time to kill and a time to heal; A time to tear down and a time to build up. A time to weep and a time to laugh; A time to mourn and a time to dance. A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing. A time to search and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep and a time to throw away. A time to tear apart and a time to sew together; A time to be silent and a time to speak. A time to love and a time to hate; A time for war and a time for peace.”

What do you love about living in the 501: I love living around our family. Most of my family and my husband’s family live in this area. I also love the beauty of the 501 with some of my favorites being Greers Ferry Lake and the Little Red River.


City: Searcy

How we met: Our sisters set us up on a blind date.

The proposal: He proposed at the restaurant where we went on our first date.

Wedding bells: Sept. 24, 1994, at Mount Hebron Baptist Church in Rose Bud.

Children: Jordan, 20, who attends nursing school at UACCB and works at Unity Health as a certified nursing assistant; Reagan, 17, a senior at Searcy High School; and Morgan, 14, a freshman at Searcy High School.

Pets: Three dogs and three cats.

Family activities enjoyed together: We enjoy traveling, hunting, fishing and camping.