SNOWBALL — Melvin and Jeanette Evans of Snowball will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a drop-in reception from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Ramada Inn in Batesville.
Jeanette Collins and Melvin Evans were married July 15, 1960, at Free Will Baptist Church in Leslie with Chester Roten officiating.
They have three children, Phyllis Lavigne and Cindy Mundy, both of Batesville, and Kenny Evans of Snowball.
They are both retired, Mr. Evans having been an auctioneer.
The reception will be hosted by their children.
Ashlen Batson and Dustin Thomason were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony May 17 in Destin, Fla.
The Rev. Ken Mince officiated.
The bride is a daughter of David and Lynn Batson of Batesville. The groom’s parents are Bob Thomason and Donna Boyd, both of Magnolia.
The wedding was held at a private beach on the Emerald Coast at Henderson State Park in Destin. The bride and groom exchanged vows at sunset under a white trellis gazebo set up close to the water.
BRADFORD — Bill and Margie Bullard of Bradford will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at 2 p.m. Saturday at Olyphant Church of Christ fellowship hall.
Margie Medlock and Bill Bullard were married July 6, 1960.
They have three children, Bill Bullard and his wife, Diane, of Oil Trough, Becky Beasley and her husband, Chuck, of Southside and Scott Bullard of Bradford; grandchildren, Will and Bryson Bullard, Seth and Cody Beasley, Amanda and John Bullard and Justin Francis; and two great-grandchildren, Payne Bullard and Keylee Bullard.
Christine Anntionette Thorne and Charles Anthony Hunter were united in marriage June 15 in Batesville.
Gary Bridgeman officiated.
The bride is the daughter of David Thorne of Poughkeepsie and Rose Lee of Batesville. The groom’s parents are Robert and Marsha Hunter of Magness.
CAVE CITY — Vaughn Dean and Mary Katherine “Mert” Wooldridge Matlock of Cave City recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
They were married June 3, 1960, in Cave City.
Mrs. Matlock is retired, and Mr. Matlock is semi-retired, working part time for Bad Boy Mowers in Batesville.
They have two daughters, Angie Womack and her husband, Reid, and Jody Hawkins and her husband, Richie, all of Cave City; and two grandsons, Corey Womack of Cave City and Dane Womack and his wife, Jill, of Plummerville.
HARDY — Robert L. “Bob” and Sherlian Kay Russell of Hardy, formerly of Salem, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Highland Hills Baptist Church, located at highways 62 and 412 in Highland.
Sherlian Kay French and Robert L. “Bob” Russell were married July 2, 1960, at Mammoth Spring First Baptist Church with E.O. Flowers officiating.
Bill and Alice Wolford are celebrating their 61st anniversary today.
William E. Wolford and Alice Ann Mothershead were married on June 25, 1949 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in DeSota, Mo.
They are both long time members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Batesville. The couple has four children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Bob and Ruth Tuggle were honored by their children and grandchildren on their 50th wedding anniversary. The celebration was held June 5 at John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte. After lunch, there was a time of remembrance of the life that the couple has shared for the past 50 years.
BETHESDA — William and Lynn Bracewell of Bethesda celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary Sunday.
They were married June 20, 1980.
They have two children, Justin Bracewell of Batesville and Cody Bracewell of Bethesda.
Mr. Bracewell is an employee of the Batesville School District. Mrs. Bracewell is an employee of Flowers Baking Company.
Charles Abby and Dorothy Treadway will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at 2 p.m. Saturday at Moorefield Community Building.
Dorothy Bishop and Charles Abby Treadway were married July 1, 1960, at the Pentecostal Church of God in Batesville with the Rev. Austin Williams officiating.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Jacqulyn Krepps and Robert Mullins were united in marriage in a private double-ring ceremony May 5 on the beach in Panama City, Fla.
Sabrina Parker officiated.
The couple repeated their vows in a formal ceremony with family and friends at sunset on May 15 on the sands of Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. The vows were said under a bamboo arbor made by the groom, draped with white sheer material.
The bride is the daughter of Jack and Linda Krepps of Batesville. The groom is the son of Donna Mullins of Pensacola, Fla.
Carroll and Kellee Fletcher and John Ed and Vanessia Smith, all of Batesville, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Carol Fletcher, to Jeremy Jackson Spohr, son of Robert and Lisa Spohr of Southside.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Edward Davis of Paris, James and Wanda McDonald of Bald Knob and Wayne and Nancye Cook of Franklin, Ky.