• Minor, Blankenship to unite in marriage

    NEWPORT — Casey Lynn Collie Minor and Bradley Harold Blankenship have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
    The bride-elect is the daughter of Kenneth Collie and Debbie Collie, both of Newport. The groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Bob Blankenship of Melbourne.
    The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Ashley House in Melbourne.
    A reception will follow in the pavilion at the fairgrounds in Melbourne.
    All family and friends are invited to attend.

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  • Penn, Gates are married

    Stacie Penn and Daniel Gates were united in marriage Tuesday at Second Chance Full Gospel.
    John Martin officiated.
    The bride is the daughter of the late James Paul “Flea” Lawrence of Hoxie and Beverly Penn of Jonesboro.
    The groom’s parents are Sam and Pam Gates of Batesville and Don and Marilyn Poore of Illinois.
    The bride was given in marriage by her son, Jacob Penn.
    Flower girl was Abigail Gates, daughter of the groom.
    Ring bearer was Samuel Gates, son of the groom.

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  • Couple to celebrate 50th

    James and Eva Royal of Evening Shade will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday November 21 at the Evening Shade School cafeteria.
    James Royal and Eva Wilson were married Nov. 25, 1959 in Des Moines, Iowa. They have two daughters and sons-in-law, Julie and Jimmy Stroud of Hector and Kathleen and Scott Phillips of Gardendale Ala.; and one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Kelley Wilson of Dover; and six grandchildren.
    He is a retired carpenter and she works for Walmart in Ash Flat.

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  • Cooper, Daigle to wed

    MELBOURNE — Elizabeth Cooper of Melbourne and Justin Daigle of Mount Pleasant have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. Saturday at Sidney Baptist Church in Sidney.
    A reception will follow.
    All family and friends are invited to attend.

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  • Wallis, Maune wed

    Lauren Beth Wallis and Brett Arthur Maune were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Terry House in Little Rock.
    Ralph Wallis, the bride’s grandfather, was the officiating minister.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wallis of North Little Rock. The groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Maune of Little Rock. The ceremony was held on the front lawn of the Terry House.
    The John Jarboe String Quartet played instrumental music as the guests arrived and during the processional.

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  • Couple celebrates 50th anniversary

    MELBOURNE — Paul and Katherine Lee of Melbourne will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 28 at Midway Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Melbourne.
    Katherine Sellers and Paul Lee were married Nov. 1, 1959, at Shaw Baptist Church in Shaw, Miss., with the Rev. Warren Tynes officiating.
    They are retired and enjoy visiting with family and friends, especially their grandchildren. They are members of Midway Baptist Church.

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  • Lindsey, McAllister to solemnize vows

    OIL TROUGH — James and Deborah Lindsey of Oil Trough have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Lindsey, to Billy Joe McAllister, son of Paula McAllister of Tuckerman and the late Richard McAllister of Newport.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Gwendolyn Allen of Newark and the late James Allen of Batesville and the late Lee and Effie Lindsey of Cord.

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  • Couple to celebrate 60th anniversary

    JONESBORO — Bill and Hattie Cremeens of Jonesboro will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Southwest Church of Christ in Jonesboro, 1601 James St., Entrance #13.
    Bill Cremeens and Hattie Stout were married Nov. 13, 1949 in Pocahontas by Cecil Wilson.
    They have four children: Guy Cremeens and Don Cremeens of Jonesboro, Gary Cremeens of Paragould and the late Steve Cremeens, formerly of Jonesboro; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
    The event will be hosted by the couple’s children and grandchildren.

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  • Kofoids to celebrate 45th

    FLORAL — Allan and Suzanne Kofoid of Floral will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary Saturday.
    They were married Nov. 14, 1964, in Ocean Springs, Miss.
    They are retired and enjoy helping their son, Adam, raise cattle in Floral.
    They have two sons, Fred Kofoid of Charleston, S.C., and Adam Kofoid of Floral.
    A reception was held Friday at the home of Ken and Jonnie Kofoid of Floral. The celebration was hosted by Jonnie Kofoid and Layla Turner.

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  • Couple to celebrate golden anniversary

    SULPHUR ROCK — Bobby Sr. and Barbara Hutchison of Sulphur Rock will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday.
    Barbara Ann Wadley and Bobby Gene Hutchison Sr. were married Nov. 7, 1959.
    They have two sons, the late Bobby Hutchison Jr. and the late Kenneth Hutchison; four daughters, Carol Carlton and her husband, Nathan, of Judsonia, Debora Harring and her husband, James, of Mississippi, Sharon Berger and her husband, Dennis Sr., of Sulphur Rock and Rhonda Gilmore and her husband, Ricky, of Weiner; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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  • Perrin, McKibben to wed

    Randy and Kathy Rewis of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Emmy Lynn Perrin, to Jacob Fowler McKibben, son of Jeff and Jan McKibben of Wauchula, Fla.
    The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of the practical nursing program at University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. She is employed as a licensed practical nurse at White River Medical Center in Batesville.

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  • Carroll, Branscum wed

    NEWARK — Amber Nicole Carroll and Ryan Lee Branscum were united in marriage in a private ceremony Sunday at the home of the bride’s parents.
    The bride is the daughter of Mickey and Brenda Raper of Newark. The groom’s parents are Dave and Nancy Branscum of Southside.
    The couple resides in Batesville.

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