Lindsey, McAllister to solemnize vows

November 11, 2009 OIL TROUGH — James and Deborah Lindsey of Oil Trough have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Lindsey, to Billy Joe McAllister, son of Paula McAllister of Tuckerman and the late Richard McAllister of Newport.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Gwendolyn Allen of Newark and the late James Allen of Batesville and the late Lee and Effie Lindsey of Cord.

Couple to celebrate 60th anniversary

November 10, 2009 JONESBORO — Bill and Hattie Cremeens of Jonesboro will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Southwest Church of Christ in Jonesboro, 1601 James St., Entrance #13.Bill Cremeens and Hattie Stout were married Nov. 13, 1949 in Pocahontas by Cecil Wilson.They have four children: Guy Cremeens and Don Cremeens of Jonesboro, Gary Cremeens of Paragould and the late Steve Cremeens, formerly of Jonesboro; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.The event will be hosted by the couple’s children and grandchildren.

Kofoids to celebrate 45th

November 9, 2009 FLORAL — Allan and Suzanne Kofoid of Floral will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary Saturday.They were married Nov. 14, 1964, in Ocean Springs, Miss.They are retired and enjoy helping their son, Adam, raise cattle in Floral.They have two sons, Fred Kofoid of Charleston, S.C., and Adam Kofoid of Floral.A reception was held Friday at the home of Ken and Jonnie Kofoid of Floral. The celebration was hosted by Jonnie Kofoid and Layla Turner.

Couple to celebrate golden anniversary

November 6, 2009 SULPHUR ROCK — Bobby Sr. and Barbara Hutchison of Sulphur Rock will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday.Barbara Ann Wadley and Bobby Gene Hutchison Sr. were married Nov. 7, 1959.They have two sons, the late Bobby Hutchison Jr. and the late Kenneth Hutchison; four daughters, Carol Carlton and her husband, Nathan, of Judsonia, Debora Harring and her husband, James, of Mississippi, Sharon Berger and her husband, Dennis Sr., of Sulphur Rock and Rhonda Gilmore and her husband, Ricky, of Weiner; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Perrin, McKibben to wed

November 4, 2009 Randy and Kathy Rewis of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Emmy Lynn Perrin, to Jacob Fowler McKibben, son of Jeff and Jan McKibben of Wauchula, Fla.The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of the practical nursing program at University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. She is employed as a licensed practical nurse at White River Medical Center in Batesville.

Carroll, Branscum wed

November 3, 2009 NEWARK — Amber Nicole Carroll and Ryan Lee Branscum were united in marriage in a private ceremony Sunday at the home of the bride’s parents. The bride is the daughter of Mickey and Brenda Raper of Newark. The groom’s parents are Dave and Nancy Branscum of Southside.The couple resides in Batesville.

Wade, Taylor to wed

November 2, 2009 Doyle and Ronda Wade of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kayla Wade, to Jarrad Taylor, son of Mike and Cynthia Taylor of Cave City and Alvin and Rhonda Mason of Rosie.The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church in Bethesda.A reception will follow at Bethesda Community Center.All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Local couple to celebrate anniversary

October 30, 2009 HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — Max and Dinah Bishop of Hutchinson Mountain will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Saturday.They were married Oct. 31, 1969.They have three children and their spouses, Max Neal and Winnie Bishop, Kim and Lee Cartmill and Kristy and Davey Shockley; five grandchildren, Kendra Thomas, Kayla VanWinkle, Dustin Shockley, Haley Shockley and Ashley Bishop; and three great-grandchildren, Keely VanWinkle, Kaegen Thomas and Chase Bullard.

Fortune, Martin set nuptials for Nov. 14

October 28, 2009 STUTTGART — Jackie and Mary Jo Fortune of Stuttgart have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Natalie Nicole Fortune, to Justin Kyle Martin, son of Kinnie and Cindy Martin of Batesville.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Billy Joe and Virginia Holloway of Brasfield and the late Delvin and Ruby Fortune of Casscoe.

Dowdy, Garner set nuptials

October 27, 2009 Richie and Cissy Dowdy have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Resa Dowdy, to Kyle Garner, son of Lee Garner of McGehee and Deborah Lawson of Bryant.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ray and Reva Dowdy of Shirley.She is a 2005 graduate of Southside High School and a 2006 graduate of Ozarka College with a nursing degree. She is a nurse at the children’s clinic for Dr. Melody Moody.The prospective groom is the grandson of Bobby and Gladys Garner of McGehee and Rex and Joyce Hall of Rye.