NEW ORLEANS — Dr. Dennis and Robbin Phelps of New Orleans have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristen Phelps, to Jarod Williams, son of Bill and Rose Mary Williams of Floral.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Vestal Phelps of Monroe, La., and the late Vaughn Phelps and Harold and Glenna Loewer of Eunice, La.
She is a 2006 graduate of Cabot High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas. She will graduate with a master’s in occupational therapy from UCA in 2012.
SIDNEY — Darcel and Robbie Griffin of Sidney are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today.
They were married Aug. 4, 1951, in Zion. They are both retired.
They have two children, Dennis Griffin and his wife, Linda, of Springfield, Mo.; a daughter, Lanell Stewart of Columbia, S.C.; two grandsons, Jeremy and his wife, Sarah, of New York and Eric of Springfield; and two great-grandchildren, Kyra and Kai.
They will celebrate with their family Saturday at their home.
Kaylea Kallsnick and Chris Milum were united in marriage June 11 at First United Methodist Church of Batesville.
Bob and Kay Burton of Batesville officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Scott and Cindy Kallsnick of Batesville. The groom’s parents are James and Mae Milum of Batesville. The couple’s grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Leonard of North Little Rock, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cullum of Cord and Joan Kallsnick, Marian Milum and Sue Rider, all of Batesville.
Russell and Susan Lemon of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brooke Alyse Lemon, to Samuel Wesley Midkiff, son of Phillip and Diane Midkiff of Hoxie.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mona Hayes of Batesville, the late Roger Moody of Mountain View and the late Lowell and Joan Lemon of Marcella.
She is a 2007 graduate of Southside High School and a 2011 graduate of the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo., with a bachelor of arts in theater performance.
Tracy and Lisa Hunter of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Alicia Hunter, to Cody Beasley, son of Chuck and Becky Beasley of Batesville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Sedral and Gwenda Johnson and Walter and Vernetta Hunter, all of Batesville.
She is a 2009 graduate of Southside High School. She recently received a licensed practical nursing degree from the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville and is pursuing a registered nursing degree.
WYNNE — Dr. Duke Heath and Debra Heath, both of Wynne, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Haley Heath, to Christopher Burks, son of Dr. A. Wesley Burks Jr. and Jan Burks, both of Chapel Hill, N.C.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of James and Alyce Caldwell and the late Mr. and Mrs. Huel Heath, all of Wynne.
She is a 2004 graduate of Wynne High School, a 2008 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas and a 2011 graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law.
SPRINGDALE — Janice Roberts of Springdale has announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Cori Roberts, to Tommy Falkner, son of Johnny and Kim Falkner of Prairie Grove. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Roger Roberts of Batesville.
She is the granddaughter of Jean Lau of Batesville and the late John Lau and the late George and Jewell Roberts of Batesville.
Jerry and Bonnie Shaw will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a drop-in reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 13 at Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church.
The couple was married August 18, 1961. They have lived in the Union Hill community for most of their married life and have been active members of Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church, where Mr. Shaw is a deacon.
They have two children, Tim Shaw and his wife, Regina, of Bradford and Teresa Treece and her husband, Jim, of Beebe; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Norma Denham of Batesville and Robert Sullivan of Guion have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Erica Sullivan, to Jamie Hall, son of Melissa Harris and Michael Hall, both of Batesville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bernes and Shirley Floyd of Batesville and Alferd and Virginia Sullivan of Oil Trough.
She is a 2007 graduate of Southside High School and is attending Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. She is a staff leader at Carmike Cinemas Oaks 7 Cinema in Batesville.
JUDSONIA — Meagan Martin and Shannon Fennell were united in marriage in a double-ring outdoor ceremony June 10 at Sunset Ridge in Judsonia.
Verlon Wood, cousin of the bride, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Sherry and Robert Beel, Ronnie Martin and Kerry Little, all of Pleasant Plains.
The groom is the son of Gayle Brackett of Pleasant Plains.
Wayne and Kay Tidwell of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Layne Tidwell, to Kevin Anthony Smith, son of Stuart and Carol Smith of Batesville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Virginia Layne of Batesville.
She is a student at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mary Jo Lacefield of St. Charles, Mo.
He is a 2011 graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center with a master’s in occupational therapy.
PLEASANT PLAINS — Larry and Valerie Dunn of Pleasant Plains and Robert and Fay Grantz of Southside have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Nichole Grantz, to Jeremy Alan Ball, son of Larry and Sherry Ball of Floral.
The bride-elect will graduate from the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville in December with a registered nurse degree. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in nursing at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences beginning in spring 2012.