Dillard, Goble to wed Friday

September 26, 2011 FLORAL — Jimmy and Pam Dillard of Floral have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Erin Machae Dillard, to Dylan Jon Goble, son of Jon Goble of Newport and Tiffany Perkey of Sidney.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Buddy and Kay Galloway of Batesville and Jim and Aline Dillard and Dean and Betty Wood, all of Floral. She is the great-granddaughter of Beaulah Wood of Floral.The prospective groom is the grandson of James and Maxine Pulley of Bradford and Henry Archer and Frances Loraine Goble of Battleground, Ala.

Kimmer, Jennings plan wedding in Hot Springs

September 23, 2011 CUSHMAN — Larry Kimmer of Cushman and Cecile Wilson Kimmer of Southside have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jill Kimmer, to John Jennings III, son of John Jr. and Kathy Jennings, both of Kosciusko, Miss.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late George and Jean Kimmer of Southside and the late Charles and Goldia Wilson of Southside.

Aston, Jones are wed

September 22, 2011 ROSIE — Ruby Star Aston and Matthew James Jones were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony Aug. 13 at Rosie Baptist Church.The bride is the daughter of James Mullins of Rosie and the late Susan Smith-Mullins. She is the stepdaughter of Shelby Mullins of Batesville. The groom’s parents are Jim and Joanne Jones of Fairmount, Ind.

Cooper, Harris set to exchange vows

September 21, 2011 OLD MONROE, Mo. — Therese Cooper of Old Monroe, Mo., has announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Melinda Lilinoe Cooper, to Michael Bruce Harris Jr., son of Michael and Vonda Harris of Pleasant Plains. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Hayden Cooper of Concord.She is the granddaughter of Hayden and Edna Cooper of Concord, the late Woodrow Cooper of St. Louis and the late Lilinoe and Bob Click of Marshall, Mo.She is studying nursing at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.

Little, Jaynes to wed

September 20, 2011 Debbie and Tony Mesa of Batesville and Donald and Connie Prince of Drasco have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Little, to Parker Jaynes, son of Doug and Shelly Jaynes of Mountain View.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Hazel Prince of Drasco and the late Thurman Prince.The prospective groom is the grandson of Chloe Ann Stewart and the late Gary Don Stewart and Nola Jaynes and the late Don Jaynes, all of Mountain View.

Pomranky, Wootten marry

September 19, 2011 Samantha Pomranky and Ronnie Wootten were married in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 23 in Centennial Park at Nashville, Tenn.Ralph Griggs officiated.The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Pauletta Waugh of Batesville and Curt and Jolene Pomranky of Cushman. The groom is the son of Kay Wootten of Batesville.A reception will be held at a later date. Invitations will be mailed.

Stuarts to celebrate golden anniversary

September 16, 2011 Clyde and Donna Stuart of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Faith-Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 3895 Harrison St. in Batesville.Donna Martin and Clyde Stuart were married Sept. 23, 1961, in Pleasant Plains. The Rev. Thomas Meharg officiated.Mr. Stuart retired from the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. Mrs. Stuart is a retired beauty consultant.They have a daughter, Stacy Stuart of Jonesboro.

Beards celebrate silver

September 14, 2011 CAVE CITY — Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Beard of Cave City celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a drop-in reception Saturday in the fellowship hall of East Side Pentecostal Church.Donita Gail Huff and Johnny Joe Beard were married Sept. 12, 1986, at East Side Pentecostal Church in Batesville with Ancil Candler officiating.Their children, Candice Herrin and Courtney Beard, are hosted the reception.

Mashburns mark 50th anniversary

September 14, 2011 PLEASANT PLAINS — George and Brenda Mashburn of Pleasant Plains celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently.Brenda Randles and George Mashburn were married Aug. 19, 1961, at the Independence County Courthouse by the justice of the peace.

Henry, Duffy to wed

September 14, 2011 Roger and Lisa Rich of Batesville and Casey and Tiffinie Henry of Vero Beach, Fla., have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Henry, to Matthew Duffy, son of Daniel and Marian Halcomb of Billings, Mo., and Michael and Lisa Duffy of Malvern.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Blondie McQuay and the late Earl McQuay and Leroy and Bulah Henry, all of Jonesboro, and Richard and Evelyn Rich of Poplar Bluff, Mo.She is a 2003 graduate of Southside High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.