SOUTHSIDE — Michael and Deborah Rees of Southside have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ambur Rees, to Donald Welsh, son of Donald and Diane Welsh of West Palm Beach, Fla.
The bride-elect is a 1999 Southside High School graduate and a 2003 graduate of Missouri State University with a bachelor of science in biology.
She is a canine handler for the Department of Homeland Security.
The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Royal Palm Beach High School.
Dan and Sherry Croft of Batesville will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the home of Jessie and Cleta Hubbard, located at 47 Bufford St. in Desha.
Sherry Hubbard and Dan Croft were married April 30, 1986, in the home of the bride’s parents with Jim Kemp officiating.
They have three children, Courtney Croft, Nicholas Croft and Sidney Croft, all of Batesville.
Mr. Croft is employed by Peco Foods. Mrs. Croft is a teacher’s aide in Batesville School District.
All friends and relatives are invited to attend.
CUSHMAN — Don and Bobbie Riley of Cushman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at 2 p.m. April 30 at Bethesda Community Center.
Bobbie McCance and Don Riley were married April 28, 1961, at the Garrott House on Main Street in Batesville with the Rev. E.P.J. Garrott officiating.
Mr. Riley is retired from GenCorp and is employed by Cushman Water System. He enjoys fishing. Mrs. Riley is a homemaker. She enjoys being with her friends at Chinquapin Church of Christ. They both enjoy being with their family and watching their grandchildren play ball.
Meredith Lynn Davis and Matthew Ross Terrell were united in marriage March 5 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Batesville.
The Rev. Phillip Reaves officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Travis and Debbie Davis of Batesville. The groom’s parents are Rodney and Becky Moore of Batesville and the late Raymond Terrell of Bethesda.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory lace trumpet gown with a silk champagne underlay. She carried a lilac stem bouquet.
The groom wore a black tuxedo with a champagne vest and tie and a lilac boutonniere.
Venita Jackson of Batesville has announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Jamie Jackson, to Luke McNutt, son of Paul and Judy Kane of Batesville and Ed and Susan McNutt of Mountain Home. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Jimmy L. Jackson.
She is the granddaughter of Juanita Jackson of Batesville and the late Fred Lee Jackson and Syble Perkey of Cave City and the late Olen Perkey.
She is a graduate of Cord-Charlotte High School and is employed by Cedar Ridge Preschool and Italian Grill.
Floyd and Kay Morrison celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Saturday with their children and grandchildren.
Kay West and Floyd Morrison were married April 16, 1971, at the home of James and Lockie McCoy. The Rev. E.E. Bone officiated.
Mr. Morrison retired from Entergy. Mrs. Morrison retired from Cedar Ridge School District.
PANGBURN — Jim and Anne Bechdoldt of Pangburn, formerly of Batesville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Wagon Circle RV Park, located at 4009 Libby Route in Pangburn.
Anne Taylor and James Bechdoldt were married April 28, 1961, at Kensett Baptist Church with the Rev. Curtis Bryant officiating.
CORD — Ray Herring and Shirley Herring, both of Cord, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Josie Kaye Dee Dee Herring, to Michael James Davis, son of Eddie and Darlene Scroggins of Manila and the late Buddy Davis.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Warren and Mildred Herring and the late Len Author and Ruby Biggers.
She will graduate from Cedar Ridge High School in Newark in May.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Van and Wanita Davis of Memphis.
He is employed at Nucor Steel Plant in Blytheville.
MARCELLA — Jerry and Barbara Davis of Marcella celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 1.
They were treated to a special weekend together in Branson, Mo., with all 33 family members present.
They were united in marriage April 1, 1961, at Pleasant Grove by Justice of the Peace Albert Blair.
They have four children, Dale Davis and Carla Davis, both of Pleasant Grove, and Cheryl Cook and Carrie Sutton, both of Locust Grove; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
CONCORD — Brandi Payne and Joseph Hankins were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony April 2 at Chimney Rock in Concord.
Jared Cook officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Kirk and Rebecca Payne of Batesville. The groom’s parents are Joe Hankins of Oil Trough and Dana Galloway of Batesville.
The ceremony was held in a rustic lodge atmosphere decorated with ferns and a gladiolus centerpiece.
NEWPORT — Susan Houle of Newport has announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Chenoa Houle, to Steven Summers, son of David Summers of Bradford and Paula Summers of Sulphur Rock. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Arthur Houle.
She is the granddaughter of the late William “Bill” and Louvita Magouyrk Baker of Newport, the late Eldon Houle of New Hampshire and the late Terry Huhn of California.
She is a 2007 graduate of Cedar Ridge High School and is studying mathematics and physics at Arkansas Tech University.
Brandy Lynn Aydelotte and Robert Carl Hughes were united in marriage March 22 on a quiet beach on the Mayan Riviera south of Playa Del Carmen at Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort and Spa in Quintana, Roo, Mexico.
The bride is the daughter of Marty and Brenda Aydelotte of Batesville. The groom’s parents are Marilyn and Bo Boykin of Castle Rock, Colo., and Jan Hughes of Rogers and the late Bob Hughes.