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.
Walter and Anita Hughes of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Martha Elizabeth Hughes, to Joshua David Fitzgibbon, son of John and Lynette Fitzgibbon of Fayetteville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Edward Tuttle of Nebraska.
She works part time as a house cleaner to support her volunteer ministry as a Bible teacher in the Spanish community.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Motoverle Penn of Fayetteville and Dorothy Fitzgibbon of Little Rock.
POCAHONTAS — Debbra English-Decker of Pocahontas has announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Tiffany Lynn English, to David Wayne Martin Jr., son of David and Linda Martin of Batesville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jack and Sue English of Pocahontas.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Pauline Martin of Batesville.
The couple will exchange vows in a private ceremony at 1 p.m. April 23 at Panama City Beach, Fla.
Dave and Julie Lockaby of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brianna Lockaby, to Gunter Miley, son of Gary and Deana Miley of Charlotte.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Phil and Rosina Lockaby of Batesville and Willa Mae Shelley of Colcord, Okla., and the late J.D. Shelley.
She is a 2005 graduate of Batesville High School and a 2009 graduate of Lyon College with a bachelor of arts in history. She is employed by Batesville School District.
NEWPORT — W.F. and June Sullivan of Newport will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a drop-in reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Oil Trough Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
June Sharp and W.F. Sullivan were married April 7, 1961, at Oil Trough Methodist Church with the Rev. George Roberts officiating.
Mr. Sullivan is a retired farmer. Mrs. Sullivan is retired from Rob’s Interior Decoration.
They have two sons, Daniel Sullivan of Newport and the late Douglas Sullivan; and a granddaughter, Brooklyn Sullivan.