Brenda Poff-Ackerson of Batesville has announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Rebecca Ann Burleigh, to Billy Joe Mason, son of Billy and Nikki Mason and Iris and Bill Veino, all of Batesville. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Barry Cummings.
She is the granddaughter of Varna Poff of Jamestown and the late Haskell Poff.
She is a 2001 graduate of Batesville High School and a 2007 graduate of Guelph University in Ontario, Canada. She is employed at Hughes, Welch and Milligan, Ltd.
Tracey and Bridget Bishop of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Winter Eve Bishop, to James Samual Duarte, son of Dave Hood of Sulphur Rock and Fran Duarte of Colo, Iowa.
The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate of Southside High School and is attending the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. She is employed at GameStop.
The prospective groom is a 2010 graduate of Southside High School and is attending UACCB. He is employed at Advance Auto Parts.
Charles and Judy Palmieri of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Palmieri, to Ruben Hollowell, son of Richard Boren Jr. of Forrest City and Vicki Hollowell of Floral.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Benny Kinion of Batesville and the late Tina Kinion and the late Paulette Palmieri of Sulphur Rock.
She is a 2009 graduate of Cushman High School and is employed by White River Health Systems in Batesville.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Catherine Hollowell of Floral.
THIDA — Tim Bumpous of Thida and Leslie Bumpous of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsey Jean Bumpous, to Jimmy Decker, son of the late Jimmy Lee Decker and Chris and Terry Lynn Owens of Batesville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Eugene and Lois Bumpous of Thida and Wilburn Finister of Batesville.
She is a 2010 Newark High School graduate and is a student at Arkansas State University in Newport. She is employed at Town and Country of Newark.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Johnnie Mae Decker.
Van and Jan Reynolds of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Karen Reynolds, to Peyton Weaver, son of Bob and Shirley Weaver of Charlotte.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Robert and Hazel Troy and the late Rama Loyd and Mabel Reynolds, all of Batesville.
She is a graduate of Batesville High School and Harding University with a public relations degree. She is the activity director for Eagle Mountain Assisted Living in Batesville.
PLEASANT PLAINS — Jerry and Karen Passmore of Pleasant Plains have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Passmore, to John Miller, son of Glin and Debbie Miller of Jonesboro.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Rita Fargo of Roosevelt, Utah.
She received a registered nursing degree from the University of Central Arkansas. She is a registered nurse at St. Bernard’s Medical Center.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Jim and Erma Hall of Jonesboro and Johnnie Miller of Steele, Mo.
Kimberly Harris and Johnathon Fulbright were united in marriage March 5 at Cornerstone Community Church.
Leonard Tharp officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Rick Harris of Memphis and Kristine Nichols of Batesville. The groom is the son of Brian and Georgia Fulbright of Bethesda.
A reception will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ruddell Hill Baptist Church.
Katrina Rowe and Nick Fudge were united in marriage Feb. 11 in a private double-ring ceremony.
The Rev. Frank Shell officiated. Music was provided by Jeff Zelasko, who played the couple’s favorite songs on piano.
A candlelit reception followed. Gourmet cupcakes and hors d’oeuvres were served.
After a wedding trip to a private cabin at Greers Ferry Lake, the couple resides in Batesville.
LYNN — Randy Evans and Michelle Evans of Lynn have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tamara Denise Evans, to Cody Lee Harris, son of Anthony Harris and Rhonda Harris of Lynn.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Kathy Mize of Smithville, Dennis Bagwell and Pam Bagwell of Pocahontas, Martin Evens and Patsy Evens of Batesville, and Larry Evans of Lynn.
She is a 2010 graduate of Hillcrest High School and attends Arkansas Academy of Hair Design in Paragould.
Joe and Sandy Williams of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindley Williams, to Ralph Wade “Trey” Pipkins III, son of Ralph Wade Pipkins Jr. and Robyn Pipkins of Forrest City and Elizabeth and Gary Mokry of Fort Worth, Texas.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Edward Pretty Jr. and Nettie Pretty of Diaz, the late Bonnie Glenn and the late Carlon Williams.
She is a Batesville High School graduate and received a bachelor’s in marketing management from Arkansas State University. She owns Meals for Moms in Jonesboro.
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bentley of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday.
Martha Ann Marshall and Larry Bentley were married March 11, 1961, at First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Ed Dodson officiated.
They have two children, Marshall Brent Bentley and Laura Pickren; and four grandchildren, Zac, Roxanne, Griffin and Scarlett.
A reception will be hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Hassel Marshall.
Dr. Bob “Papa Doc” and Mary “Gaggie” Slaughter of Batesville are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today.
Mary Jordan and Bob Slaughter were married March 9, 1951, in Sheridan with the Rev. Bryan Stevens officiating.
Dr. Slaughter retired after having been a family doctor in Batesville since 1958. Mrs. Slaughter has been a housewife for 60 years.