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.
Kirk and Rebecca Payne of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brandi Payne, to Joseph Hankins, son of Joe Hankins of Oil Trough and Dana Hankins of Batesville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Phyllis Dunegan of Batesville and the late J.L. Dunegan and Michele Payne of Salado and the late Bert Payne. She is the great-granddaughter of Reva Payne of Salado and Phyllis Duchamp of Searcy.
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Paul and Julia Baker of Mountain View have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Baker, to Matthew Hipp, son of David and Carrie Hipp of Cave City.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Gayle Carter of Mountain View.
She is a 2009 graduate of Batesville Christian School and is a nursing student at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Ed and Joyce Ranew of Cave City.
HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — Brianne Johnson and Brent Lemley have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Shelley Johnson of Batesville and granddaughter of the late Mary Humphrey of Bradford, Ohio and the late Joe Johnson of Sarasota, Fla.
She is a 2009 graduate of Southside High School enrolled in the registered nursing program at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. She is employed at McDonalds in Batesville.
EUREKA SPRINGS — Brooke Nacole Huskey and Dustin Todd Gilbert were united in marriage Feb. 12 at Circle of Light Wedding Chapel overlooking Beaver Lake in Eureka Springs.
The bride is the daughter of Randy and Kathy Huskey of Batesville and W.O. and Leah Ann Watson of Strawberry. She is a 2007 graduate of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, a 2009 graduate of Lyon College with a bachelor of science in business administration and is pursuing a master’s in adult education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Bobby and Lavone Hagar of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the home economics building on Walnut Street (on the former Grubbs School campus) in Grubbs.
Ira L. Limbert and Bobby D. Hagar were married Feb. 25, 1961, in Newport with J.G. Rutledge officiating.
They have a son, Shawn Hagar and his wife, Belynda, of Batesville.
Mr. Hagar retired from the U.S. Army after 25 years of active duty service. Mrs. Hagar is a homemaker.
All friends and family are invited.
The couple requests no gifts.
SIDNEY — Tommy and Carolyn Green of Sidney celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a family dinner with their children and grandchildren.
Carolyn Westmoreland and Tommy Green were married Feb. 16, 1961, at Floral Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred Westmoreland officiating.
Farrell and Sandra Hubbard of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Haley Nicole Hubbard, to Ryan Gene Martin, son of Robert and Rita Martin of Cave City.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Floyd and Edna Mitchell and Jessie and Cleta Hubbard, all of Desha.
She is a 2010 graduate of Batesville High School and a teller at Citizens Bank.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Leon and Olene Reynolds of Cave City and Wille Mae Martin of Rosie and the late Bo Martin.
Megan Kathleen Ives and Matthew Robert Bonnar were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony Dec. 19 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Batesville.
The Rev. John Drymon officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Kim Dunlap of Batesville and James Ives of Dallas. The groom’s parents are Beth Kaczmarski of Londonderry, N.H., and Paul Benoit of Goffstown, N.H.
Music was provided by Dr. Russell Stinson. The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Mylus and Gracie Jones of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at First Free Will Baptist Church Family Life Center Building, located at 1101 Brooks St. in Batesville.
Gracie Hoenscheidt and Mylus Jones were married Feb. 18, 1961, in Miami, Okla. They have two sons, Frank Jones of Batesville and Mike Jones of Cave City.
Mr. Jones is retired from Kimball Midwest of Columbus, Ohio.
The reception will be hosted by John and Ila Clements. All friends and relatives are invited.
Jessie and Tammy Reynolds of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsey Wilkerson, to Chase Allen, son of Rusty and Carla Allen of Midlothian, Texas.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charolette Floyd and the late Donald Floyd and Ray Dean and Waldean Floyd, all of Batesville, and Charlie and Marie Hurley of Cushman.
She received a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is office manager at Baker Drywall of Fort Worth, Limited.