Kendall, Pierce plan nuptials for Oct. 31

October 9, 2009 Janet Wood and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kendall, all of Batesville, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Karan Elizabeth Kendall, to Jeffery Scott “Jeff” Pierce, son of Mr. and Mrs. Billie C. Stewart of Conway.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Kendall and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Wood, all of Batesville.

Coleman, Massey set wedding for Oct. 17

October 8, 2009 Donald and Deann Coleman of Batesville have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Whitney Dodd Coleman, to Joshua Alan Massey, son of Joel and Jinger Massey of Southside.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of E.R. Coleman of Little Rock, formerly of Dowdy, and the late Florene Coleman and the late Isaac Lawrence and Mary Frances Dodd of Batesville.

Powers to celebrate golden anniversary

October 7, 2009 SULPHUR ROCK — Burt and Diane Power of Sulphur Rock will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at 2 p.m. Saturday at Timber Ridge Lodge in Charlotte.Diane VanNocker and Burt Power were married Oct. 10, 1959, in Rough and Ready, Calif.Mr. Power is a farmer. Mrs. Power has been a supervisor at Batesville Youth Center for the past 23 years. They are members of St. Paul Episcopal Church in Batesville.They have a son, Bobby Power of Perkins, Okla.; and three daughters, Sabrina Williams of Beebe and Rhea Jennings and Mary Turner, both of Sulphur Rock.

Bulger, Asay to wed

October 6, 2009 Malorie Bulger and Trinity Asay have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-elect is the daughter of Junior and Phyllis Barnett and the late Rev. Randy Bulger. She is a 2004 graduate of Southside High School and is employed at White River Medical Center.The prospective groom is the son of Tim and Pat Asay. He is a 2007 graduate of Southside High School and is employed at Ozark Premium Sands.The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fellowship Baptist Church.A reception will follow.

Smith, Chambliss set to unite in marriage

October 5, 2009 PLEASANT PLAINS — Danny and Grace Smith of Pleasant Plains have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Yancy Danielle Smith, to Grant Enos Chambliss, son of Ernie Chambliss of Floral and Yolonda Pate of Locust Grove.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jerry and Agnes Smith of Pleasant Plains and Francis and Wanda Rains of Leslie.The prospective groom is the grandson of Delores Chambliss of Thida and the late Lyle Chambliss and LeElla Crosby of Rock Island, Ill., and the late Floyd Pate.

Couple marks anniversary

October 5, 2009 FLORAL — Jim and Aline Dillard of Floral will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Wednesday.They were married Oct. 7, 1959, in Pine Bluff.They had a private celebration with their children, Skip and Barbara Dillard and Jimmy and Pam Dillard, and their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Duggers to celebrate 50th

October 2, 2009 LITTLE ROCK — Jimmy and Mary Dugger of Little Rock will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering Saturday at Lakeside Baptist Church in Hot Springs.Mary Rudisill and Jimmy Dugger were married Oct. 3, 1959, at First Baptist Church in Newark by the Rev. Jurl Mitchell.They have two daughters, Rhonda Yates and Rita Courtney, both of Hot Springs; a grandson; and two granddaughters.

Dotson, Henderson will exchange vows

October 2, 2009 Talitha Chenelle “Shellie” Dotson and Timothy Lynn “Tim” Henderson have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Southside High School.The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of Newport High School and a 1996 graduate of Arkansas State University in Newport.The couple will exchange vows and have a sand ceremony at 11 a.m. Oct. 10 at First Assembly of God at 20th and Lyon streets in Batesville.A reception will follow at First Community Bank.All friends and family are invited to attend.

Jacobs, Stucker to wed

October 1, 2009 CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Chris Studebaker of Cherokee Village and Dennis Jacobs of Ash Flat have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Katie Beth Jacobs, to Brent Lee Stucker, son of Dennis and Sharon Stucker of Horseshoe Bend.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Muriel Jansen of Cherokee Village and the late Jake Jacobs and the late Chester and Helen Studebaker of West Brooklyn, Ill.She is a 2005 graduate of Highland High School and a 2008 graduate of Ozarka College in Melbourne with a registered nurse degree.

Yancey, Burris set to solemnize vows

October 1, 2009 Charles and Cindia Yancey have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Audra Yancey to Jamey Burris, son of Gene and Barbara Burris of Mt. Juliet, Tenn. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late R.G. and Peggy Foreman of Franklin and the late Cecil and Jean Yancey of Little Rock.She is a 2002 graduate of Izard County Consolidated High School and a 2006 graduate of Arkansas State University. She is employed by Regions Bank in Nashville, Tenn. as a custom underwriter.