• Couple to celebrate 50th

    NEWARK — Jimmy and Linda Murphree of Newark will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a drop-in fellowship from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church Fellowship in Newark.
    The event will be hosted by their children.
    All friends and family are invited to attend.
    The couple requests no gifts.

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  • Manna, Mullins solemnize vows

    Shelby Manna and James Mullins were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony May 15 at White River Park.
    Bill Cash officiated.
    The bride is the daughter of Brenda Keefer of Poughkeepsie. The groom is the son of James Mullins of Cord, formerly of West Virginia.
    Keith Urban’s “Only You Can Love Me This Way” was sung by Shawn Blackwell.

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  • Tyler, Caldwell to wed

    Sandy Tyler and Chris Caldwell have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
    The bride-elect is employed at North Arkansas Radiology Associates.
    The prospective groom is employed at MC Express.
    The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. June 26 at First Free Will Baptist Church.
    A reception will follow in the church’s Family Life Center.
    Invitations will be mailed. All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

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  • Hubbards to celebrate golden anniversary

    DESHA — Jessie and Cleta Hubbard of Desha will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the home of Wes and Paige Hubbard, located at 405 East Charles St. in Batesville.
    Cleta F. Autry and Jessie A. Hubbard were married June 18, 1960, at Maple Springs Missionary Baptist Church. Earl N. Moody officiated.

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  • Creeches celebrate 65th anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Creech of Batesville were honored on the event of their 65th wedding anniversary with a luncheon, hosted by their four children: Judy Creech James, Linda Creech Moser and Gary Creech, all of Batesville, and Jim Creech of Jonesboro.
    Herbert Creech and Martha Long were married on May 30, 1945, at the Salado home of the Rev. E.I. Sneed. Mr. Creech is retired from the United States Air Force, and Mrs. Creech is retired from White-Rodgers.
    In addition to their five children, the couple has seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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  • Ramey, Hollett are married

    Marci Gilbert-Ramey and Gerald and Tami Ramey announce the marriage of their daughter, Carley Christine Ramey, to Jason Scott Hollett. They were united in marriage by Penny Mirra on May 8 at the Sea Watch in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Fla.
    The groom is the son of Sherry and Randy Bennett of Hindsville, Ark., and Jay Hollett of Tustin, Calif.

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  • Couple to celebrate golden anniversary

    Gene and Pat Simpson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today.
    Pat Lillard and Gene Simpson were married on June 4, 1960, by Dean Fugett at the home of the bride’s parents.
    They have two children, Gayla Hopson of Sherwood and Greg Simpson of Gainesboro; and two grandchildren, Brittani McClurg of Batesville and Landon Austin of Little Elm, Texas.

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  • Conn, Smith plan to exchange vows

    GREERS FERRY — Carol and Ken Ekenseair of Greers Ferry and Mark and Debbie Conn of Chatham, La., have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Rachel N. Conn, to Brad A. Smith, son of Joey Smith of Maumelle and Terry R. Smith of Little Rock.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Paul and Daphne Higginbotham of Mountain View.
    She is a 2003 Southside High School graduate and attends the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where she plans to graduate in 2011.

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  • Branstetters to celebrate 25 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph L. Branstetter are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary today.
    Aida Ridgway, formerly of Shelbina, Mo., and Ralph L. Branstetter, formerly of Mansfield, Mo., were married May 25, 1985, in Kansas City, Mo., by Dr. Jimmie Lady, pastor of Gashland Baptist Church.
    They will travel to Yellowstone National Park next month.

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  • Justice, Felts plan to solemnize vows

    Mike and Vickie Justice of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Justice, to Colby Felts, son of Kevin and Tammy Felts of Cave City.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Linda Rolins and the late Richard Rolins.
    She is a 2008 graduate of Cushman High School.
    The prospective groom is the grandson of Roy and Geniave Felts.
    He is a 2004 graduate of Cave City High School.
    The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. May 29 at Bethesda Community Center.
    A reception will follow.
    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

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  • Ladd, Austin to wed

    Dr. Dale and Amy Jo Ladd have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashlin Brooke Ladd of Conway, to Jordan Kyle Austin of Conway, son of John Austin and Robin Gay.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Ladd of Lake City.
    She is a graduate of Batesville High School and attends the University of Central Arkansas.
    The prospective groom is the grandson of James Felts.
    He is a graduate of Batesville High School and the University of Central Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in health science.

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  • Jennings, Bruce plan nuptials for May 29

    CHARLOTTE — Terry and Rhea Jennings of Charlotte have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Destiny Lee Jennings, to Michael Robert Bruce, son of Noel and Brenda Bruce of Newark.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Burt and Diane Power of Charlotte.
    She is a graduate of Cedar Ridge High School. She is employed at Kroger Pharmacy.
    The prospective groom is the grandson of Orbra and Mammie Hawkins of Newark.
    He attends the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. He is employed at Furniture Factory Outlet in Batesville.

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