Vince and Jennifer Wright of Strawberry and Tena Wright of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany LeeAnn Wright, to Taylor Wayne Johnston, son of David and Denise Johnston of Batesville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charles and Shelby Randolph and the late Norman Wright all of Strawberry, Charles and Alice Harris of Smithville and Gary and Judy Brannon of Farmerville, La. She is the great-granddaughter of Aurora Moore of Cave City.
Logan and Betty Branscum celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary over the weekend with family and friends.
Betty Allen and Logan Branscum were married July 21, 1961, in an Allen Chapel home. The Rev. H.A. Lewis officiated.
Mr. Branscum worked at National Automotive Parts Association as a machinist for more than 30 years. Mrs. Branscum retired from Lyon College after 25 years of service.
LYNN — Anthony and Rhonda Harris of Lynn have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Allie Harris, to Trea Evans, son of Dennis and Twyla Evans of Lynn.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charles and Alice Harris of Lynn and Denver and Kay Wilson of Calamine.
She is a 2010 graduate of Hillcrest High School and is pursuing a teaching degree from Williams Baptist College.
DALLAS — Sara Baird and Anthony Rhodes were united in marriage June 25 at Lake Highland United Methodist Church in Dallas.
The Rev. Rich Rindfuss officiated.
The bride is the daughter of James and Connie Baird of Dallas. The groom’s parents are Gary and Rita Rhodes of Batesville.
Elyse Cochran sang “Capti-vate Us.”
Dana and Ken Fryman of Batesville and Darrell Carter of Wynne have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Stacey Leigh Carter, to Bryan Steven Mason, son of Virginia and Marty McSpadden and the late Steve Mason, all of Velvet Ridge.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Deloris Mangold, the late David Wheeler, the late Etta Barkley and the late Marvin Carter, all of Wynne, Jone McDaniel of Southaven, Miss., and Larry and Ann Fryman of Batesville.
SOUTHSIDE — Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wilson of Southside will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today.
They were married Aug. 24, 1951, at Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church.
They have three children, Pat Moser and James Wilson, both of Cave City, and Teresa Young of Salado.
The couple will have a private celebration.
CORD — John and Jenneal Runsick of Cord have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jill Runsick, to Anthony Coles, son of Johnny and Regina Coles of Batesville and Rebecca Broadaway of Conway.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of William and Carole Runsick of Batesville and Katherine Johnston of Tuckerman and the late J.A. Johnston.
She received a bachelor of science in education from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.
Mike and Jennifer Neal of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristi Nicole Neal, to Christopher Seth Henderson, son of Johnny and Cindy Henderson of Newport and Robert and Gaye Hall of Newark.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Phyllis Dunegan of Batesville and the late J.L. Dunegan and Dorthy Neal of West Memphis and the late James Whayne Neal.
She is a 2006 graduate of Batesville High School and a 2007 graduate of BeeJay’s Hair Styling Academy of Batesville. She is employed at Allure Grand Salon and Day Spa in Newport.
Hayden and Fern McClure will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 25.
Fern Shaw and Hayden McClure were married Aug. 25, 1951, in a home wedding in Newark. The Rev. Clyde Hance officiated.
The McClures moved in Memphis in 1955. Mr. McClure retired from Kellogg’s Cereal Company in Memphis. Mrs. McClure retired as a hairstylist after 29 years. They moved to Batesville after retirement.
CONWAY — Kayla Johnson and Joel Rogers were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony June 11 at Greene Chapel on the campus of Hendrix College in Conway.
The Rev. Vic Nixon officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Paula and Greg Moser and William “Dub” and Fonda Johnson, all of Batesville. The groom’s parents are Josie Barry of Batesville and Doyle “Rog” and Carolyn Rogers of Little Rock.
NEWARK — David and Rossann Steele of Newark have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Dr. Jennifer Steele, to Matthew Daniel, son of David and Beverly Daniel of Jonesboro.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Eulos Nicholas and the late Delois Nicholas and Paul Steele and the late Mary Steele, all of Newark.
She is a 2001 graduate of Newark High School, a 2005 graduate of Lyon College with a bachelor of science in biology and a 2009 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry with a doctorate of dental surgery.
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.