• Wheeler, Lloyd wed

    BENTONVILLE — Alicia Erin Wheeler and Mason Lee Lloyd were married June 6 at The Church at Pinnacle Hills in Rogers. The Rev. Justin Paslay officiated the ceremony.
    Parents of the bride are May and Michael Wheeler of Fayetteville. Parents of the groom are Leta and Efton Lloyd of Rogers. The bride is the granddaughter of the late Warner and Clara Emmons of Dermott, and Sue and the late Jim Wheeler of Desha. The groom is the grandson of the late Pansy and Clarence Lloyd of Seligman and Genevia Henderson and Leon Henderson, both of Cassville.

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  • Sharp, Flom plan to exchange vows

    CONCORD — Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Sharp of Concord have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jocelynn Sharp, to Justin Scott Flom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Flom of Eden Prairie, Minn.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Sharp of Concord and Treva Warden of Pleasant Plains and the late Paul Warden.

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  • Grahams to be honored

    Willie and Bobbie Graham will be honored at a reception for their 50th wedding anniversary.
    The  reception will be from 2 to 4 p.m. June 28 at Quail Valley Free will Baptist Church, 4000 Harrison St., Batesville.
    The couple was married July 3, 1959 in Kalamazoo, Mich. They have three children:  Wendy Pickett of Stafford, Va.; Shelly Driskell of Harrisburg; and Danny Graham of Paragould.

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  • Young, Barnett set wedding for July 4

    Jennifer Michelle Young and Nathan Donald Barnett have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
    The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Merle and Louise Young. She is the granddaughter of John and Bonnie Ketron of Cave City.
    She is a 2004 graduate of Cave City High School and is employed at Citizens Bank of Batesville.
    The prospective groom is the son of Terry and Jane Barnett of Cave City.
    He is a 2002 graduate of Cave City High School and is employed as a maintenance supervisor at Townsends.

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  • Manuel, Derrickson to unite in marriage

    SMITHVILLE — Tony and Melissa Manuel of Smithville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Miranda Gail Manuel, to Joshua Adam Derrickson, son of Jeffery Derrickson of Lake Dallas, Texas, and Laura Rohr of Strawberry.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Loyd and Glenda Simmons of Tuscumbia, Ala., and Gracie Kankenfitz of Cave City.
    She is employed as an in-home aide.
    The prospective groom is the grandson of William and Elizabeth Pickard of Strawberry.
    He is employed at Townsends.

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  • Webbs to celebrate 50th

    Charles and Betty Webb of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Faith Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
    Betty Sturgeon and Charles Webb were married June 19, 1959, in Fort Sill, Okla., by Chaplain Thomas Q. Whitmire.
    Mr. Webb is a retired coach, and they are both retired teachers.
    They have two children, Tony Webb of Batesville and Tracy Rice of Hot Springs, and three grandchildren, Tatum Rice, Thea Rice and Tanner Rice.
    The reception will be hosted by their family and friends.

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  • Rounds, Lowtharp to solemnize vows

    Sarah Michelle Rounds and Thomas Kyle Lowtharp have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
    The bride-elect is the daughter of David and Debbie Rounds of Pocahontas and Tammie Martin of Batesville. She is the granddaughter of Charles and Bertha Rounds and Marie Martin, all of Batesville.
    She is a 2006 graduate of Pocahontas High School. She is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in nursing and plans to graduate in May 2010. She is employed at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro.

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  • Deeter, Wright slate wedding for July 4th

    LYNN — Mr. and Mrs. Bill Deeter of Lynn have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsey Nicole Deeter, to Brandon Keith Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Wright of Strawberry.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Jeffery of Melbourne and Lorene Deeter of Lynn and the late Lowell Deeter.
    She was the 2007 valedictorian of Hillcrest High School in Strawberry. She will attend the Pharmacy School Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock this fall.

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  • Burns, Snyder set to solemnize vows

    IMBODEN — Allen and Cindy Burns of Imboden have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ariel Jonella Burns, to David Kenton Snyder, son of Kenny and Penny Snyder of Cave City.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Sue Thompson of Walnut Ridge and the late Buford Light and the late James and Jean Burns.
    She is a 2004 graduate of Oak Ridge High School and a 2008 graduate of Arkansas State University. She is employed at Simmons Bank in Jonesboro.

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  • Paynes celebrate 50th

    Jimmy and Dewone Payne of Branson, Mo., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 9 at Roark Country Club in Branson with their children, grandchildren and friends.
    Dewone Apple and Jimmy Payne were married May 9, 1959, in Batesville.
    They are the former owners of Payne’s Petals and Plants Florist and Batesville Florist.
    They have three children, Jeanette Meyers and Jimmy Payne Jr., both of Fayetteville, and Betty Anne Monday of Branson; and six grandchildren, Jessica Barber, Emillee Monday, Garrett Payne, Zackery Payne, Jacob Payne and Rebecca Payne.

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  • Harris, Allison wed

    Bethany Renee Harris and Pfc. Shawn Lamarr Allison were united in marriage May 25 at the home of the bride’s parents in an arbor/garden setting.
    The bride is the daughter of Randy and Paula Ford of Newark. The groom is the son of Billie Scott of Wytheville, Va.
    Pearl Ivy Perry, niece of the bride, served as flower girl and ring bearer.
    The couple will reside in Fort Stewart, Ga.

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  • Bufford, Kramer to wed

    DESHA — Fred and Sharon Bufford of Desha have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Shani Winola Bufford, to Dustin Scott Kramer, son of Bobby and Cynthia Kramer of Rosie.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Medford and Winola Verser and the late Dorr and Allene Bufford.
    She received a master’s degree in theater from Southwest Missouri State. She is the owner of Fusion Dance Academy in Batesville.
    The prospective groom is the grandson of Cornelius and Jetta Burrow of Rosie and the late Jack and Genevieve Kramer.

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