• Couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary

    Alfred and Mattie Rogers celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Jan. 13.
    Mattie Mae Layne of the Simstown community and Alfred Edwin Rogers of the Corinth community were united in marriage Jan. 13, 1940, by the Rev. Luther Love, Methodist pastor at Ash Flat and Corinth.
    Mr. Rogers’ parents were Dixie and Sarah Ann Estes Rogers. Mrs. Rogers’ parents were Hubert and Martha Hoaney Layne.

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  • Beckum, Smith wed

    FLORAL — Tiffany Beckum and Wesley Smith were united in marriage in a private ceremony Dec. 31 in Floral.
    Randy Altom officiated.
    The bride is the daughter of Jackie and Jacqueline Beckum of Pleasant Plains and granddaughter of Oval and Betty Napier of Sydney and Jack and Dorthy Beckum of Maple Springs.
    She graduated from Cedar Ridge High School in 2006 and is currently employed at the White River Area Agency on Aging in Ash Flat.

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  • Sharps to mark golden wedding anniversary

    DRASCO — Bob and Uneeda Sharp will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at 6 p.m. Saturday at Drasco Café.
    They were married Jan. 23, 1960, at Wolf Bayou with Mark Creasom officiating.
    Mr. Sharp is the son of the late Ted and Ella Sharp of Concord. Mrs. Sharp is the daughter of the late Hayden and Edna Cooper of Concord.
    All family and friends are invited.

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  • Richardson, West to exchange vows

    Mr. and Mrs. Vance Richardson of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Deonna Lynn Richardson, to Ronnie Dean West, the son of Lois Jean West of Danville, Ill. and the late Clyde West Jr.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mary Mason and the late W.M. Mason of Pleasant Plains and the late Burkley Richardson of Batesville and the late Wilma Meeks of Wynne.

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  • Couple to have Belize wedding

    LITTLE ROCK — Mary Kathleen Rutherford and Franklin Clark Jennings, both of Little Rock, have announced their engagement.
    Ms. Rutherford is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Luin Rutherford III of Little Rock and is the granddaughter of Mr. James Luin Rutherford Jr. of Batesville and the late Kathleen Roberson Rutherford of Batesville and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Byron Hill of Little Rock.

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  • Wann, Ahrens are married

    Aprille Lynne Wann and Christopher James Ahrens were united in marriage Dec. 5 at the Little Chapel-in-the-Woods in Denton, Texas. The Little Chapel-in-the-Woods was dedicated in 1939 by Eleanor Roosevelt.
    The Rev. Joe Shafer officiated the ceremony. A reception followed at Hubbard Hall on the Texas Women’s University campus.

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  • Couple to mark anniversary

    Lavaughn “Shorty” and Shelba Carlile Coles will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Desha Methodist Church.
    They were married Dec. 24, 1959, in Lee’s Chapel Church in Sandtown by the Rev. Stewart Aist.
    The reception will be hosted by their daughter, Sandra Davidson of Montgomery, Texas; their son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Kim Coles of Batesville; and their grandson, Kameron Coles of Batesville.
    All family and friends are invited to attend.
    The couple requests no gifts.

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  • Cooper, Daigle wed

    MELBOURNE — Elizabeth Cooper of Melbourne and Justin Daigle of Mount Pleasant were united in marriage Nov. 21 at Sidney Baptist Church.
    The pews were draped with ivory tulle and ivy. Tall wrought iron candle stands with winding ivy and celadon green pillar candles outlined the marriage platform in the front of the sanctuary. Silk arrangements in fall colors graced two white Greek columns behind the wedding party.
    The guest book was attended by Victoria Rush.

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  • Coopers to celebrate anniversary

    Charles and Linda Cooper will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at 2 p.m. Jan. 16 in the Family Life Center of Myron Baptist Church.
    The reception will be hosted by their children.
    All family and friends are invited to attend.
    The couple requests no gifts.

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  • Moffitt, Bailey wed

    Negril, Jamaica — Tina Moffitt and Ryan Bailey were united in marriage Dec. 14 on the beach in Negril, Jamaica.
    The bride is the daughter of Michael and Vicki Moffitt of Batesville. The groom is the son of Debora Bailey of Jonesboro and Terry and Jackie Bailey of Jonesboro.
    Honorary attendants were James and Cindy Frans of Jonesboro.
    The couple resides in Jonesboro.

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  • Allen, Davis schedule nuptials for Saturday

    THE VILLAGES, Fla. — Mr. and Mrs. Mike Allen of The Villages, Fla., have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Marnie Allen, to Dr. Mark Davis, son of Dr. and Mrs. James Davis.
    The bride-elect is a graduate of B.T. Washington High School in Pensacola, Fla., and Lyon College.
    The prospective groom is the grandson of J.C. Wells of Batesville and the late Nina Wells and the late J.O. and Julia Davis of Mountain View.

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  • Bryants celebrate 60th

    Hail and Faye Bryant of Batesville are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today.
    Alpha Faye Middlecoff and Hail Bryant were married Dec. 22, 1949, at Calvary Baptist Church by the Rev. Jim Wooten.
    The couple will have a small celebration with their friends, Joe and Rita Gotham.

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