Donald and Vickie Wilkes of Batesville will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday.
Vickie Canard and Donald Wilkes were married Dec. 18, 1971, at Swaims Chapel Church. The Rev. Floyd Ramsey officiated.
Mr. Wilkes is retired from the U.S. Post Office and is an associate broker at Crye-Leike Batesville Estate Center. Mrs. Wilkes is a homemaker.
They have four children, Misty Insell, Daniel Wilkes and Jeffery Wilkes, all of Batesville, and Scott Wilkes of Killeen, Texas.
PARAGOULD — Mr. and Mrs. Michael Todd of Paragould have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ginger Rae Todd, to Aaron Michael Thornton, son of Lakay Thornton of Batesville and the late Kenneth Thornton.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Fred Westmoreland of Jonesboro and the late Flossie Westmoreland, Lynn Tutor and Herbert Todd Jr., all of Wynne.
She is a 2008 graduate of Greene County Tech in Paragould and will graduate in spring 2012 from Arkansas State University with a bachelor of science in social work.
MANUEL ANTONIO, Costa Rica — Kimberly Paige Harper and Travis Allen Dockins were united in marriage Dec. 4 at El Parador in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.
The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Carolyn Harper of Helena. She is the granddaughter of Carmen Carpenter of Waldenburg and the late Malcolm Carpenter and the late Dr. and Mrs. Bland “BR” Harper of Monette. The groom is the son of Tony and Jill Dockins of Batesville and the grandson of Billie Doyle and the late Ernest J.T. Doyle and Wilma Dockins and the late Lester Dockins, all of Batesville.
CORD — Billy H. and Barbara Britton will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 23 at Cord Senior Center, located at 7925 Cord Road.
The event will be hosted by their children.
All friends and family are invited.
The couple requests no gifts, but stories and memories of them will be appreciated.
CLINTON — Mr. and Mrs. Edward Morgan of Clinton have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jordan Elizabeth Morgan, to Nathaniel Thomas Rutledge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Reynie Rutledge.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Byron St. John of Batesville.
She is a 2003 graduate of Clinton High School, a 2006 graduate of Ouachita Baptist University with a bachelor of arts in mass communications and a 2010 juris doctor graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law.
She is an attorney with Crisp Law Firm in Little Rock.
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Sheila Burns and Doyle Burns, both of Mountain View, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kelsey Noel Burns, to Wesley Adam Brooks, son of Dennis and Kathy Brooks of Batesville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Gilbert and Elane Burns and the late Troy and Gennie Lea Haney.
She will graduate from Williams Baptist College this month with a bachelor of science in biology.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mary Sue Brooks of Tupelo, Miss., and the late Wayne Brooks and Bob and Dodie Dolan of Ozark.
NEWPORT — Gary and Crystal Bradley of Newport and Rickey and Debra Caughron of Big Sandy, Texas, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ramona Bradley, to Lance Halford, son of Cotton and Nancy Halford of Southside.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charlene Bradley of Cave City and the late Don Bradley and the late Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Niemeyer of Calamine.
She is a cosmetologist at Southern Styles and Wyndi’s Salon.
SMITHVILLE — Wesley and Tonya Nicholson of Smithville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Carrie Nicholson, to Joshua Martin, son of Jack and Jennifer Martin of Poughkeepsie.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Roger Skipper of Fairfield Bay.
She is a 2005 graduate of Cave City High School and received a bachelor of science in English from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. She is an English teacher at Hillcrest High School in Strawberry.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Evelyn Martin.
Samantha Lee and Jon Hodges were united in marriage Nov. 19 at Maxville Missionary Baptist Church.
Boyce Johnson officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Laurie Hilliard of Evening Shade and Albert Lee of Waller, Texas. The groom is the son of Kathy Hodges of Cave City and the late Randy Hodges.
Guest book attendants were Bronwyn Kent and Blair Weaver.
Music was performed by singer Danell Ragsdell and pianist Norma Perkey.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Maid of honor was Rebecca Lee of Evening Shade, sister of the bride.
OIL TROUGH — Niki Robinson of Oil Trough and Rodney Faddis of Bald Knob have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Autumn Dawn Faddis, to Joseph Romic Ball, son of Wayne and Lori Circy of Thida and Tracey and Yvette Nutt of Batesville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Leo and Vickey Branscum of Batesville, Robert and Debra Taylor of North Little Rock and Jo Midkiff of Cushman.
She is a 2011 graduate of Southside High School and is employed at Kroger.
WAIMANALO BEACH, Hawaii — Brittany LeeAnn Wright and Taylor Wayne Johnston were united in marriage Sept. 15 on the sands of Sherwood Forest in Waimanalo Beach, Hawaii.
Elias Parker performed the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Tena Wright of Batesville and Vince and Jennifer Wright of Strawberry. The groom’s parents are David and Denise Johnston of Batesville.
Domonic Kado’oka performed a traditional Hawaiian wedding song on the guitar as the ceremony began.