19 Jun Couples: Rachel and Norman Bryant Jr.
HIM Norman Bryant Jr.
Native of: Conway.
Education: Wonderview High School; bachelor’s degree from Central Baptist College.
Job: Train conductor, Union Pacific.
Military service: United States Navy.
Parents: Janie and Norman Bryant Sr.
Hobbies/special interests: Playing cards, classic automobiles, looking for old coins and fishing.
How would you describe yourself: Easy-going.
Favorite restaurant in the 501: Old Chicago.
Most enjoyed weekend activity: Hanging out with friends and family while watching college football.
Favorite quote: “Success is a lot of small things done well.” — Ray Lewis
What do you love about living in the 501: Because it is home.
HER Rachel Bryant
Native of: Searcy.
Education: Harding Academy, Searcy Beauty College and Central Baptist College.
Job: U.S. Army, recruiting and retention.
Military service: Enlisted May 2, 2006, in the Arkansas Army National Guard, with one combat tour in Iraq.
Parents: Sherry and Johnnie Johnson of Truman (Poinsett County).
Community activities: Soaring Wings half marathon and volunteer at Toad Suck Daze.
Church activities: Attend Robinson and Center Church of Christ.
Hobbies/special interests: Running and working out.
How would you describe yourself: Fun, easy-going and helpful.
Favorite restaurant in the 501: Pasta Grill.
Most enjoyed weekend activity: Spending time with family, and getting a massage.
Favorite quote: “What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger.”
What do you love about living in the 501: Everyone is so nice, willing to help others and active in the community.
Residents of: Conway.
How we met: Norman met Rachel at Pizza Inn while she was waiting on his table.
The proposal: Front porch at Rachel’s mom and dad’s house on their one-year anniversary.
Wedding bells: Nov. 7, 1998, in Searcy at Lightle House Bed and Breakfast.
Children: Avery (16) and Chloe (14) Bryant and two foster kids.
Pets: Cupcake and Lucy.
Family activities enjoyed together: Watching movies and going to Conway Wampus Cat football games.