BANNER — Jesse and Barbara Mead of Banner will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Southside Church of Christ fellowship hall.
They were married Nov. 12, 1961, in Weiner.
Mr. Mead has been employed at Arkansas Lime as a supervisor for 39 years. Mrs. Mead worked as a cook and kitchen manager at Southside School System, retiring in 2004 after 24 years of service. They lived at Southside for 35 years before moving to the Banner community.
Kendra Kersh and Andrew Todd were united in marriage at Batesville First Assembly of God on Sept. 24.
The Rev. Jeff Cox officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Ken and Rhonda Kersh of Batesville. The groom’s parents are Candace Cullum of O’Kean and Tim Collins of Cherokee Village.
Mr. and Mrs. Chad Wooldridge have an-nounced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsey Diann Wooldridge, to Kolby Carver King, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin King.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Arbra and Margaret Perkey, Karen and Richard Hilborn and the late Danny and Diann Wooldridge.
The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Everett and Grace Carver and the late Kenneth and Mary King.
The couple will exchange vows at 1 p.m. Saturday at Maxville Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City. A reception will follow.
Debra Sue Watts and Lynn Brown have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The bride-elect is employed at a home aide company in Batesville.
The prospective groom is a truck driver for SNL in Batesville.
The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Assembly of God, located at 285 Collietown Road in Cushman. A reception will follow.
Invitations will be mailed. All friends and relatives are invited.
Rachel Stinson and Matthew Nigh were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 23 at Excellence Playa Los Mujeres in Cancun, Mexico.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. Russell and Laura Stinson of Batesville. The groom’s parents are William Nigh and Elizabeth Nigh, both of Nashville, Tenn.
Vows were exchanged in a stone gazebo surrounded by cascading water and palm trees, overlooking the ocean at sunset. The aisle leading up to the gazebo was lined with seashells, starfish and tropical flowers.
PENCIL BLUFF — Jeff Ford of Pencil Bluff and Julie Carmack of Oden have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennica Ford, to Jared Bridgman, son of Fred and Kim Bridgman of Floral.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Burton and Gayle Ford of Pencil Bluff and the late Monroe and Dorothy Carmack of Oden.
She is a 2008 graduate of Oden High School. She is in her senior year at the University of Central Arkansas and expects to graduate in May 2012 with a bachelor of arts in sociology with a minor in art photography.
JONESBORO — Mr. and Mrs. John Strode of Jonesboro have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Carrie Lynn Strode, to Joshua Ryan Swinea of Batesville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Swinea of Clinton.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Beavers and Juanita Strode, all of Little Rock, and the late Thomas Strode of Englewood, Fla.
She is a 2007 graduate of Arkansas State University. She is employed by the Department of Human Services in Batesville.
Kate Stewart and Micah Milligan have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Fonda Williams of Bunch, Okla., and the late Cecil Williams.
She is pursuing a registered nurse degree. She is a licensed practical nurse at a gastroenterology clinic in northwest Arkansas.
The prospective groom is the son of Tommy and Mary Beth Milligan of Batesville. He is the grandson of Pauletta Milligan of Batesville and the late Billy Joe Milligan and the late Margie and Virgil Johnson, all of Cave City.
Kristi Moffitt and Trent Morgan were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 10 at Memphis Botanic Gardens.
The Rev. Jimmy Leek officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mitchell and Sharon Moffitt of Batesville. The groom is the son of Candice Galloway of Rosman, N.C., and Tim Morgan of Quincy, Fla.
The ceremony was held outdoors in the Japanese Garden of Tranquility, home to Canada geese, turtles, koi fish and a wide variety of bamboo.
John T. Parks of Batesville played songs on the acoustic guitar.
SIDNEY — Justin and Tammy Davis of Sidney and Brian and Beth Gregory of Nevada, Mo., have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristen Brooke Gregory, to John David Smart, son of Harold and Ann Smart of Evening Shade.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dowel and Vicki Sauvage and the late Eugene and Donna Gregory, all of Batesville.
CAVE CITY — Dennis and Hana Smith of Cave City have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Suzanne Smith, to Tyler Parsley, son of Travis Parsley and Robin Milligan, both of Cave City.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ed and Jane Gunther, Jane Smith and Gene Smith, all of Cave City, and the late K.A. Korkis.
She is a 2009 graduate of Cave City High School and is majoring in dietetics at Black River Technical College. She is employed at Hometown Market.