HOT SPRINGS — Candy Jean Ballard and Matthew Grant Critcher were united in marriage in a private ceremony on June 27 in downtown Hot Springs.
A private reception was held at Elizabeth’s.
The bride is the daughter of Kenny and Emma Ballard of Batesville. The groom’s parents are Jerry and Debbie Critcher of Newark.
After a wedding trip to Paris, the couple resides in Batesville.
Sally Anne Bone and Jeffery Welcher were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony at 2 p.m. June 19 at First United Methodist Church in Batesville.
The Rev. Bobby Coleman officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Freeda Bone of Batesville and the late Mike Bone. The groom’s parents are Cliff Alan and Carolyn Welcher of Cave City.
The altar was decorated with a large spray of gladiolas, roses and other flowers in all shades of purple and with large tropical foliage. The pews were adorned with white bows.
Melanie Vanderpool and Thomas Michael Patterson were united in marriage in a private setting July 10 in Batesville.
The bride is the daughter of Daniel Vanderpool and Jeanene Vanderpool, both of Batesville. The groom is the son of Leslie Patterson of Locust Grove.
A ceremony for friends and family will be held this fall.
OCHO RIOS, Jamaica — Veronica Marie Croom and Billy Joe Arie Jr. were united in marriage June 28 in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
The bride is the daughter of Greg and Denise Croom of Cave City. She is the granddaughter of Jerry and Janice Doyle of Batesville and Lou Ella Croom of Cave City and the late Preston Croom.
She is a graduate of Cave City High School and Lyon College, where she received a degree in biology. She is employed as a laboratory technician at Life Plus.
NEGRIL, Jamaica — Beverly Garner and Danny Lee Thomas were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony June 19 in Negril, Jamaica.
The bride is the daughter of Sonny and Helen Garner of Magness. The groom’s parents are Robert and Melda Thomas of Southside.
The ceremony took place at sunset in a white gazebo overlooking the ocean.
The bride wore a strapless fitted and flared silk and satin diamond white gown with asymmetric beading at the waist in a vertical pattern with a demi-length chapel train. She carried a bouquet of Calla lilies.
Jerry and Janet Batterton of Batesville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday.
Janet Kapp and Jerry Batterton were married July 23, 1960, at Olivett Baptist Church in Wichita, Kan.
They have three children, Steve Craig and his wife, Julie, of Summersville, Mo., and Wade Williams and his wife, Jennifer, and Brian Mitchum and his wife, Jamie, all of Batesville. Grandchildren are Lynette and Derrick Cooper, Zachary Craig, Cassidy Craig and John Craig, all of Summersville, Mo., and Jake Williams and Ray Jones, both of Batesville.
ROGERS — Ashley Elizabeth Ketz and Wesley Aaron Nolan were united in marriage on June 12 at Chapel on the Creeks in Rogers.
The Rev. Robert Hamilton officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley John Ketz Jr. of Batesville. The groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Michael Nolan of Maumelle.
The chapel doors were adorned with lime green floral wreaths. Glass cylinders with ivory pillar candles surrounded by green hydrangeas lined the center aisle. The altar featured three iron candelabras with pillar candles.
CAVE CITY — Johnny and Louise Curtis of Cave City celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Saturday with their family.
Louise Mahan and Johnny Curtis were married July 17, 1955, at the home of the bride’s parents, located east of Cave City. B.F. Butler officiated.
Sarah Walter and Robert Latus were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony May 22 at First Baptist Church.
Dr. Gary Buckner and the Rev. Les Farley officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Col. George R. Walter Jr. and Kathryn Walter, both of Batesville. The groom’s parents are George Latus and Linda Latus, both of Sulphur Rock.
Candlelit bronze columns and candelabras decorated the sanctuary. Flowing arrangements of roses, stargazer lilies, Calla lilies, spider mums, tulips and gladiolus festooned the altar. Magnolias were draped in the stained glass windows.
CAVE CITY — Katie Howell and Nicholas Lockhart were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony June 5 in the backyard garden of the bride’s grandparents, Wayne and Vivian Howell of Cave City.
Bobby Walker officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Danny and Debbie Howell of Cave City. The groom’s parents are Steve and Sandy Lockhart of Odessa, Mo.
Maid of honor was Candice Thorne of Batesville. Best man was Michael Lockhart of Odessa.
A reception followed at Eastside Southern Baptist Church in Cave City.
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.