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Couples: Marc and Leslie Burrows

Marc and Leslie Burrows of Guy met while attending Central Baptist College and married in 2004. She is the administrator at Central Arkansas Pediatrics and he is a certified residential appraiser. (Mike Kemp photo)

HIM    Marc Burrows

Native of: Little Rock.

Where did you grow up: I grew up in Little Rock and moved to Guy to live with my grandparents, Boots and Marjorie Rimmer, before my 10th grade year of high school.

Education: 2001 graduate of Guy-Perkins High School and a 2003 graduate of Central Baptist College.

Job: Self-employed as a certified residential appraiser.

Why did you choose your vocation: I enjoy the flexibility it affords me and my family.  

Parents: Donna Burrows of Guy and the late Gary Burrows.

Community activities: I help coach my son’s baseball team, the Cowboys, in Greenbrier.

Church activities: Leslie and I recently finished serving as the preschool children’s church directors at our church, Bethlehem Baptist in Greenbrier.

Hobbies/special interests: I enjoy duck and quail hunting. I also like working on our cattle farm in Guy.

How would you describe yourself: Loyal and hardworking. 

Most enjoyed weekend activity: I like a good Saturday of baling hay in the summer.

What do you enjoy most about living in the 501: I like the varying scenery that is offered in the 501. The mountains and lakes as well as farmland and wooded areas in the 501 show off God’s creation. I also appreciate the diversity of opportunities and activities that are afforded to residents and visitors throughout the 501.

HER    Leslie Burrows

Native of: Greenbrier.

Where did you grow up: My family lived in Greenbrier until just before I entered the second grade and we moved to Conway.

Education: Conway High School in 2001 and Central Baptist College in 2005 with a degree in Christian counseling. 

Job: Administrator at Central Arkansas Pediatrics in Conway.

Why did you choose your vocation: I began working at Central Arkansas Pediatrics as a college freshman in 2001. What began as an afternoon job eventually evolved into my career. I have worked as a receptionist, referral clerk and billing specialist at the clinic. After a year of graduate school, I determined the social work field was not my calling and was offered the position of assistant office manager. In 2011, I was promoted to administrator. I wear several hats. I work with the best people around – co-workers and patient families. I enjoy and appreciate the challenge of the ever changing healthcare field.  

Parents: Dwayne and Deanna Thomas of Greenbrier.

Community activities: I serve on the board of the Miss Spirit of Arkansas Scholarship Foundation. I also am learning how to be a PTO mom since my son started kindergarten this year in Greenbrier.

How would you describe yourself: Hardworking, dedicated and supportive. I am a planner at heart and love the details!

Most enjoyed weekend activity: Spending time with my family.

What do you enjoy most about living in the 501: I love living in the country, where I can look up most nights and see a beautiful display of stars without the distraction of city lights, while at the same time being just a short drive from exceptional healthcare providers, great shopping, restaurants, athletic events, theater performances and concerts. We’re truly blessed to live in the 501 and be surrounded by great people!

THEM

Residents of: Guy.

How we met: While we were in the same world literature class at Central Baptist College and still disagree about who made the better grade, we didn’t officially meet until a Memorial Day cookout in 2002. A first date soon occurred at a 6 and under baseball game to watch Marc’s little cousins play and the rest is history!

The proposal: That’s a funny story. We’ll limit it to saying he proposed on Sept. 5, 2003, the day before our tradition commenced of attending all the Razorback home football games together.

Wedding bells: June 26, 2004, at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Greenbrier.

Children: Spencer (5), Addie (3) and Samuel in heaven (stillbirth on Nov. 21, 2017).

Pets: Jax – our large and loving Labrador retriever! We also have 68 head of cattle that require a great deal of our attention. (Leslie’s current personal favorite cow is a registered Simmental named Uma.)

Family activities enjoyed together: Camping, Razorback football and baseball games, annual beach trip with our friends, and riding the Gator at the farm.