Couples: The Linns

HER   Linda Stark Linn

Native of: Bee Branch.

Education: South Side High School, Bee Branch; and Arkansas State Teachers College and State College of Arkansas (now the University of Central Arkansas).

Job: Retired.

Parents: The late Willard and Reba Stark of Bee Branch.

Community activities: Currently serve on the Faulkner County Senior Citizens Board and active in other non-profits. Member of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and First Security Bank advisory board.

Church activities: Member of Calvary Baptist Church and Joy of Living Bible Study.

Hobbies/special interests: Travel, reading, spending time on the Little Red River and time with our family and friends. I also love to cook and share that hobby with a couple of my grandkids.

How would you describe yourself: A people person, outgoing, never have to wonder where I stand on something or what’s on my mind, caring and giving.

Favorite restaurant in the 501: Mike’s Place.

Most enjoyed weekend activity: A quiet weekend at home and maybe dinner out with family or friends.

Favorite quote: “Up a creek without a paddle” and “If the shoe fits, buy it in every color!”

What do you love about living in the 501: I love the people, the closeness of community and the caring for other people that you see throughout our community. It is so nice to go out and be able to see good friends.

HIM   Danny Linn

Native of: Damascus.

Where did you grow up: Damascus or Gravesville.

Education: South Side High School, Bee Branch; and UCA.

Job: Retired.

Parents: Hershell Linn and Ova Linn Edwards.

Community activities: Whatever Linda pulls me into.

Church activities: Member and deacon of Calvary Baptist Church and BSF (men’s Bible study fellowship) for 12 years.

Hobbies/special interests: Love to fish and just get on my tractor or bulldozer and make things look better.

How would you describe yourself: Quiet, loyal and hardworking. I love my family.

Favorite restaurant in the 501: Taziki’s.

Most enjoyed weekend activity: Spending time on the Little Red River or at home with family and friends.

Favorite quote: “To pray is to let go and let God take over.”

What do you love about living in the 501: The people.


City: Conway.

Business: Co-owner of JSI Metal and Electronic Recycling and Linn Farms and Timber.

How we met: We were neighbors and went to school together since second grade.

The proposal: We dated for five years and had some pretty good discussions, broke up. I was driving by Linda’s house and saw her outside and stopped (had said I wasn’t going to) and just said, “Are we going to get married?” and she said, “OK.” We set the date for the next Friday night with just our parents, brothers and sisters and close friends.

Wedding: June 4, 1965, at Clinton.

Children: Susan McCoy and Christy Priester, who have given us five beautiful grandchildren.

Family activities enjoyed together: Going to the lake or river and just being together.

More information: We feel very fortunate to be a part of the 501 community, and living here has been very good for us and our family. We both grew up on dairy farms and made a promise as we came across the Cadron Bottoms that the first one to mention buying a cow was grounds for divorce — no questions asked — and we haven’t. That was before the days of hiring someone to help. So we opted for trees.