DESHA — Jerry and Marilyn Harmon of Desha will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 5 at Desha United Methodist Church.
Marilyn Casebier and Jerry Harmon were married Sept. 3, 1960, at Imboden United Methodist Church with the Rev. Othea Strayhorn officiating.
Mr. Harmon worked for many years in purchasing and retired from Airgas in Batesville, where he did safety and repair work. Mrs. Harmon retired from Farm Bureau in Batesville, where she did clerical work.
Myrlice and Lala Moody were surprised with a reception last Sunday afternoon, celebrating 65 years of marriage. The reception was held in the fellowship hall of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
The couple was married on Aug. 14, 1945 in Batesville. They had met on a bus coming from Hot Springs, when Myrlice was just returning as a soldier in World War II. They were married a week later. On the way to get married, they heard the bells tolling, sirens going off and people yelling that the war is over, and celebrating V-J Day.
SALADO — Alvin and Mary Branscum of Salado will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at First Community Bank.
Mary Candler and Alvin Branscum were married Aug. 25, 1960, by Mr. May, justice of the peace, at his home in Salado.
Mr. Branscum is retired from B&B Construction. Mrs.Branscum is retired from White-Rodgers.
They have four children, Tim Branscum and Alvin G. “Buddy” Branscum, both of Salado, the late Pamela Ray Branscum and the late David Wilson Branscum.
BENTONVILLE — Lisa Topley and Scott Crossett were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony recently.
A private ceremony was conducted at the home of the groom’s grandmother, Carolyn Hancock, in Conway. A formal beachside ceremony was held July 5 at Barcelo Maya Palace Resort on the Mexican Riviera.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Topley of Peachtree City, Ga. The groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Harry Crossett of Batesville.
The bride wore an ivory silk halter-styled gown. She carried a bouquet of orange and yellow lilies.
ALEDO, Texas — Jessica Fuqua of Aledo, Texas, and Louis Polka of Charlotte were married July 24 in Aledo.
A reception will be held in November.
The couple will take a wedding trip to Rome.
They both serve in the U.S. Air Force as military police officers and are stationed in London.
CAVE CITY — Billy Bob and Billie Jean Pinkston will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City.
Billie Jean Johnson and Billy Bob Pinkston were married Aug. 25, 1950, in Cave City by James Johnson.
Mr. Pinkston retired from LaCroix Optical and was mayor of Cave City for six years. Mrs. Pinkston retired from Cave City Pharmacy after 28 years of service.
CAVE CITY — Marshall and Mary Goff of Cave City will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cave City Community Center.
Mary Matlock and Marshall Goff were married Aug. 25, 1960, in Ozark.
They have three children, Tony Goff of Cave City, Greg Goff and his wife, Laronda, of Lawton, Okla., and Marcia Roberts and her husband, Ryan, of Heber Springs; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The reception will be hosted by their children.
All friends and relatives are invited to attend.
OIL TROUGH — Lynn and Shirley Fuller will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Oil Trough Community Center.
Shirley Pipkins and Lynn Fuller were married Aug. 20, 1960, by the Rev. George M. Roberts of Rosie in his home.
Mrs. Fuller retired from ConAgra Frozen Foods in Batesville. Mr. Fuller retired from Entergy in Newark.
They have a son, Rick Fuller and his wife, LeAnna; and two grandchildren, Nate Fuller and Blake Fuller.
The couple requests no gifts.
Billy Ed and Devona Campbell will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church in Batesville.
Devona Sue Bilbrey and Billy Ed Campbell were married Aug. 6, 1960, at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge by the Rev. Fred Ethridge.
Mr. Campbell is a local contractor with 53 years experience in the business. Mrs. Campbell is a piano teacher, having taught for 42 years.
CAVE CITY — Howard and Margie Pettersen of Cave City will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Friday.
Margie Street and Howard Pettersen were married Aug. 13, 1950, at United Methodist Church in Cave City.
Mr. Pettersen is retired from the U.S. Air Force and the retired owner/operator of Pettersen Bus Company. Mrs. Pettersen is a retired teacher and serves on the board of directors of the Bank of Cave City.
They have three children, Jill Pettersen of Cave City, Gina Pagan of Calamine and John Pettersen of Santa Rosa, Calif.
JAMAICA — Carla Harris and Dale Ladd were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony July 13 at Jamaica Sandals Resort.
The bride is the daughter of Charles and Alice Harris. The groom’s parents are Larry and Marsha Ladd.
The ceremony took place under a marble gazebo overlooking the ocean.
The bride wore a halter gown with a fitted waistline that was adorned with beads at the waist. The groom wore khaki dress pants and a white button-down shirt. Both were barefoot.
HOT SPRINGS — Candy Jean Ballard and Matthew Grant Critcher were united in marriage in a private ceremony on June 27 in downtown Hot Springs.
A private reception was held at Elizabeth’s.
The bride is the daughter of Kenny and Emma Ballard of Batesville. The groom’s parents are Jerry and Debbie Critcher of Newark.
After a wedding trip to Paris, the couple resides in Batesville.