MAGNESS — David and Leigh Ann Chronister of Magness have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Alyson Chronister, to Chad Ward, son of Richard and Laura Ward of Newark.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of John and Marlene Chronister of Newport, the late Thad Franks of Oil Trough and the late Peggy Franks of Batesville.
She is a 2004 graduate of Newark High School. She is employed at Swan Kennels in Columbus, Miss.
GREENBRIER — Joy Thompson of Batesville and David Brewer of Greenbrier have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Brewer, to Jeremy Wilson, son of Dr. Garry and Elaine Wilson of Somerset, Ky.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Phillip and Glenda Brewer of Little Rock and Bill and Joyce Thompson of Jonesboro.
She received a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of Arkansas.
She is a research coordinator for the Musculoskeletal Foundation for Research and Education.
CHARLOTTE — Tom and Sandy Taylor of Charlotte have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, April Michelle Taylor, to Jeremy Wayne Matheny, son of Charlene Brown of Cave City and the late Larry Brown.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Florence Taylor of Charlotte and the late Bill Taylor and the late Harley and Elizabeth Brooks of Batesville.
She is a graduate of Cord-Charlotte High School and is employed by Taylor Farms.
Bobby and Roxanne Merrill of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashton Nicole Merrill of Cushman, to Spc. Michael Loyd Mobley of Fort Bragg, N.C., son of Mark and Lucie Mobley and Susan and Keith Stephens, all of Batesville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Delbert and Helen Platt, Barbara Ross and Hope and Bob Merrill Sr., all of Batesville. She is the great-granddaughter of the late Lacy and Opal Howard, the late Brian and Clyde Merrill, the late Virgil Turner and the late Irene Turner Cooke.
PLEASANT PLAINS — Mr. and Mrs. Sherwin Meharg of Pleasant Plains have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Paige Meharg, to Brandon Langle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Langle of Batesville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Margie Meharg and the late Herbert Meharg and Gary and Carolyn Wheeler, all of Pleasant Plains.
She is a 2003 graduate of Midland High School and a 2007 graduate of Lyon College with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.
She is a high school mathematics teacher at Southside High School.
John and Sharon Ward of Batesville have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Louise Ward, to Hunter Ryan Platt, son of Julie and John Gregg and Rickey and Laraine Platt, all of Batesville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Doyal and Drue Wright of Lawrenceburg, Ind., and Marjorie Ward of Medina, Ohio.
She is a 2005 graduate of Batesville High School and a 2009 graduate of Harding University. She will pursue a masters of arts in teaching at the University of Central Arkansas.
JONESBORO — Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Cole of Batesville and Mr. and Mrs. John Criddle of Scottsdale, Ariz. have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tonyia Lynn Cole of Jonesboro, to Gregory Mitchell Lilly of Jonesboro, son of Mr. and Mrs. Miles Ray Lilly of Lonoke.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bonnie Lewis and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cole, all of Batesville, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lewis of Strawberry.
Debra Spohr of Batesville and Dave Townsend of Judsonia have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Rachel Nicole Britten, to Justin Wayne Crotts, son of Gary and Vivian Crotts of Franklin and Martha and Dennis Newman Sr. of Batesville.
The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. Friday at the home of the bride and groom, 2525 E. Main St. in Batesville.
A reception will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the same location.
GUION — Bonnie Weaver will celebrate her 96th birthday with a Dutch treat dinner at noon Saturday at Jo Jo’s Restaurant near Sylamore.
Weaver was born April 8, 1913, at Chastain, near Calico Rock. She has lived most of her life at Guion.
She married Bill Weaver on April 8, 1930. He died on their 54th wedding anniversary.
She has four children, Cindy Nelson of Batesville, Don Weaver of Guion, Vivian Waters of Marshall and Marion Sewell of Southaven, Miss.
All friends and relatives are invited to the dinner.
Hancocks to celebrate wedding anniversaryPatrick and Ruby Hancock will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a drop-in reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday in Heritage Hall at First Church, located at 240 White Drive in Batesville across from the fairgrounds.
Ruby Bryant and Patrick Hancock were married April 18, 1959, in Malvern by the Rev. Rex Shields.
FLORAL — Donise Lee Baker and Christopher Wayne Knabe were united in marriage in a private ceremony March 17.
The bride is a Drasco native. She is employed by Clinic Drug Store and is a Premier Designs jeweler.
The groom is a native of Floral and is employed by Green Dental Laboratories in Heber Springs.
The couple’s children are Cameron and Lakrista Knabe and Cody and Sami Baker.
The family resides in Floral.
A wedding reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Southside Church of Christ, located at 2102 Batesville Blvd.
SWIFTON — Rickey and Cindy Henderson of Swifton have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Miranda Hulett, to Landon Russell, son of Danny and Phyllis Russell of Batesville and Pamela Averill of Cave City and the late Mike Averill.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bernice Henderson of Swifton.
She is a graduate of Arkansas State University.
She is employed as a bookkeeper at Cache River Valley Seed in Cash.