EVENING SHADE — Michael and Melissa Walls of Evening Shade have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Michaela Walls, to Marc Manning, son of Shirley Manning of Batesville and the late Robert Manning.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Frank and Alta Arnold, Leta Engle and Ernie Ford, all of Evening Shade.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Anne Hodges-Peterson of Batesville and the late Warren H. Peterson and Verlon and Doris Manning of Newport.
Nelson and Joy Kramer will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary June 3.
Joy May Kimmer and Nelson Kramer were married June 3, 1951, in Batesville.
Mr. Kramer is retired after working 20 years with Kramer Wholesale Grocery, 12 years with Pride of Dixie Syrup Company and 12 years with Shelter Insurance Company. Mrs. Kramer is retired from Farm Credit Services. They are members of the Harrison Street Church of Christ.
JONESBORO, La. — Cody and Elizabeth Cheatwood of Jonesboro, La., have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Hailey Denise Cheatwood, to James Paul Conn, son of Carol and Ken Ekenseair of Greers Ferry and Mark and Debbie Conn of Calhoun, La.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Rilda Smith of Jonesboro, La., and the late Dennis Smith and Judy Cheatwood of Saline, La., and the late William Lane Cheatwood.
She graduated cum laude in May from the University of Louisiana in Monroe with a bachelor of science in nursing.
BRYANT — Thomas Clay and Donna Taylor of Bryant, formerly of Cave City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday.
Tom Taylor and Donna Matlock were married at the bride’s home on June 2, 1961, with Otho Norris officiating. Tom is the son of the late Clay and Ila Brewer Taylor of Cave City and Donna is the daughter of the late Winslow and Lela Ring Matlock of Cave City. Tom and Donna are graduates of Cave City High School, classes of ’60 and ’61. They are both members of Temple Baptist Church of Little Rock, where Tom is a deacon.
Scott and Cindy Kallsnick of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kaylea Kallsnick, to Chris Milum, son of James and Mae Milum of Batesville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of John and Polly Leonard of North Little Rock, Bill and Darnell Cullum of Newark and Joan Kallsnick of Batesville and the late Frank Kallsnick.
Becky McCraw of Batesville has announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Summer Rodgers, to Robert Dunivan, son of Jessie and Katie Dunivan of Jacksonport.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Barbara Strueland of Clinton and the late Ralph Cooper of Memphis and Jay and Wanda Sue Rodgers of Batesville.
She is a 2008 graduate of Clinton High School and is currently a student at Arkansas State University at Newport and employed by Lindley Health & Rehab in Newport.
Ann Silas has announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Charity Silas, to Bradley Skelton, son of Keith Skelton and Kelly Marshall, both of Cushman.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Phil and Darlene Everett of Batesville.
She is a 2008 Southside High School graduate and a 2010 University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville graduate with an associate of arts in accounting. She is a downtown lobby teller at First Financial Bank in Abilene, Texas.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Gerald and Sandy Dale of Cushman.
STRAWBERRY — James and Terrie Massey of Strawberry have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lori Massey, to Chris Blevins, son of Sammy and LuAnne Blevins of Lynn.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dauty Cranford of Judsonia and Jim and Willene Massey of Strawberry.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Bob and Barbara Whitmire of Eaton and Sam and Carmella Blevins of Lynn.
The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. June 3 at the home of the bride’s parents, located at 232 Lawrence 289 in Strawberry. A reception will follow.
Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Liles of Batesville announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jodie Lynette Liles, to Johnathan Dale Robertson, son of Kenneth and Michele Robertson of White Hall.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Lois Chadwick and the late Quentin Liles, and the late Jimmy and Patsy Long, all of Batesville.
Paula and Greg Moser and William “Dub” and Fonda Johnson, all of Batesville, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kayla Johnson, to Joel Rogers, son of Josie Barry of Batesville and Carolyn and Doyle “Rog” Rogers Jr. of Little Rock.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Winnie Grace Johnson of Batesville and Pete and Bonita Hamilton of Cushman.
She is a 2007 graduate of Batesville High School and a 2011 graduate of Hendrix College.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Doyle and Josephine Rogers of Batesville.
Matt and Kay Welch of Evening Shade announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsey Welch, to Travis Penn, son of Greg and Cheryl Penn of Cave City and Patricia and Timothy Kourakis of Cave City.
Grandparents of the bride are Charles and Evelyn Croy of Redfield and Howard and Francis Welch of Evening Shade.
Grandparents of the groom are Wayne and Barbara Penn of Cave City and the late Bill and Louis Brashers.
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Allender of Batesville will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. Sherry Ann Watkins and Brian Carl Allender were married on May 24, 1986 at West Baptist Church in Batesville with the Rev. Randy Maxwell officiating.
Their children, Brianna Virden and Carrie Beth Allender, will honor them with a drop-in reception on from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Ruddell Hill Baptist Church Winkle Annex.
All friends and relatives are invited to attend. The couple requests no gifts.