JONESBORO — Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Gilbert of Jonesboro will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 20 in the Crowley’s Ridge Room of Holiday Inn, located at 3006 South Caraway Road in Jonesboro.
Janie Whitten of Evening Shade and Jerry Gilbert of Bay were married Aug. 18, 1961, at Nettleton Church of Christ. Jack Lawhon officiated the ceremony.
The reception will be hosted by their daughter, Jerri Jo Winters; Mrs. Gilbert’s sister, Jo Ann Whitten Cushman; and Mr. Gilbert’s sister, Faye Gilbert Oyler.
Col. Allen Baker of Batesville and Susan Sampson of Fairfax, Va., have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Capt. Sidney Baker, to Capt. Zac Roberts, son of Tim and Pam Roberts.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Glendene Baker of Batesville and the late Sgt. Maj. Archie Baker and the late Lois and Otis Donaho of Kerrville, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Haley of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a dinner with family and friends Saturday in Little Rock.
Mary Ann Burns and Howard Haley were married Aug. 13, 1961, at the home of the bride’s parents in North Little Rock. Dr. W.O. Vaught Jr., pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, performed the ceremony.
Mr. Haley is a retired owner and operator of the Bonanza Sirloin Pit in Sherwood. Mrs. Haley is a registered nurse and is retired from Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System in Little Rock.
DESHA — Patty Sue O’Neal of Desha and Michael Demster of Cave City have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kendra Autum Demster, to Colten Scott Marlin, son of Mort and Janie Marlin of Cave City.
The bride-elect attended the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville and will be a sophomore at Arkansas State University this fall.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mordecai and Joy Marlin and Bobby and Pat Barr, all of Cave City.
GLENCOE — Randy and Clara Zeigler of Glencoe have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tera Ashley Zeigler, to Corey Blake Simpson, son of Shannon and Mistina Simpson of Mount Pleasant.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Earlene Zeigler and Iva Jo Barton, both of Salem.
She is a 2007 graduate of Salem High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a bachelor of arts in public relations. She works in financial services at the University of Central Arkansas.
JONESBORO — David and Valerie Hastings of Jonesboro have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Hali Hastings, to Brandon Milligan, son of Rick and Jalisa Milligan of Cave City.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Etta Sweatt of Newport and the late Robert Hastings of Tuckerman.
She is a 2010 graduate of Valley View High School and attends Arkansas State University. She is employed by St. Bernard’s Hospital in Jonesboro.
MOUNTAIN HOME — Ron and Kim Booy of Mountain Home have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Courteney Layne Booy, to Andrew Tyler Muse, son of Douglas and Angela Muse of Pleasant Plains.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Harold and Evelyn Booy of Peoria, Ariz., and Dewayne and Pat Hickman of Mountain Home. She is the great-granddaughter of Thelma Hickman of Mountain Home.
CAVE CITY — George and Marilyn Guerber of Cave City have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Miranda Guerber, to Adam Jones, son of Kathie Jones of Strawberry and the late Jay C. Jones.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of George and Birta Guerber of Gladewater, Texas.
She is a 2006 graduate of Cave City High School.
The prospective groom is a 1993 graduate of Tuckerman High School.
The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. Aug. 12 at Charlotte Church of Christ.
ROSIE — Jim Mullins of Rosie has announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of his daughter, Ruby Star Aston, to Matthew Jones, son of Jim and Joanne Jones of Fairmount, Ind. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Susan Smith-Mullins.
She is the granddaughter of Billie Jo Masner Stewart of Batesville and Jim and Linda Mullins of Cord.
She is a 2009 graduate of Southside High School and is studying agriculture education and agriculture communications at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She is a teacher at Guardian Angel Daycare Center in Fayetteville.
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.