CUSHMAN — Karissa Ann Braswell and Derek Dewayne Tharp of Cushman have announced their engagement and marriage.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Dawn Jackson of Magness and the late Wesley V. Braswell. She is the granddaughter of Jack “Andrew” and Sandra Myrick and the late Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Braswell, all of Thomasville, Ga.
The prospective groom is the son of Kevin and Kathleen Tharp of Cushman. He is the grandson of LaDonna Tharp of Batesville, Billy Tharp of Cord and David and Mary Scarbrough of Cushman.
They are both 2007 graduates of Cushman High School.
BRADFORD — Paul and Rose Needham of Bradford have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Needham, to Aaron Lumpkin, son of Susan and Tommy Conder of Judsonia and Eddie and Karen Lumpkin of Rosie.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Alvie and Fay Needham of Batesville and Cynthia Armstrong and H.H. Allen, both of Thida.
She is pursuing a master’s degree in dietetics at the University of Central Arkansas.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Garcia of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Angela Marie Garcia, to Dusty Wayne Warnix, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Warnix of Camden.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of the University of Arkansas and is a teacher with Nettleton Public Schools.
The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Arkansas State University and is employed by the state of Arkansas.
The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. Saturday at 115 Garcia Lane.
All relatives and friends are invited.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Bo and Anita Ambrose of Knoxville, Tenn., and Jon Warren of Guthrie, Ky., have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashlee Brook Warren, to Robert McHarley Anderson, son of James and Camille Anderson of Batesville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Brooxie Johnson of Chattanooga, Tenn., Harold and Aileen Harris of Dover, Tenn., Anna Wisse of Knoxville and the late Jerry Wisse and Martha Kelsey of Guthrie and the late Ernest Warren.
Curtis and Virginia Sipe of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at White Drive Baptist Church, located at 445 White Drive in Batesville.
Virginia Campbell and Curtis Sipe were married Sept. 24, 1959, at a Baptist Church in Wichita, Kan., with the Rev. A.E. Niblack officiating.
DRASCO — David Chastain and Jessica Russell were united in marriage on Sept. 4 at Collins Creek in Heber Springs.
Wetzel Starks officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Junior and Wanda Tosh of Batesville. She is employed at Wilson Wil-Sav Pharmacy.
The groom is the son of Jim and Debby Chastain of Drasco. He is employed at Delta Asphalt.
Following a wedding trip to Hot Springs, the couple resides in Drasco.
Kimberly Westmoreland and Jared Tucker announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Melvin and Red Block and the granddaughter of the late Francis Miller and the late Melzie and Dorthy Block, all of Newport.
The prospective groom is the son of Bobby and Jan Tucker of Newport and the grandson of Bob and Patsy Forrester of Wilson and Betty “Memaw” Tucker and the late Ray Tucker of Newport.
Both are employed by TWH Enterprises Inc. in Batesville, she as a production manager and he as a maintenance supervisor.
Mandy Nicole Stephens and Benjamin Marcus Hays were united in marriage Aug. 10 in Kihei, Hawaii, on the island of Maui.
Marc Grodan officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Janice Stephens and Tom and Sonja Stephens, all of Pleasant Plains.
The groom’s parents are Joey and Pam Hays of Pleasant Plains.
Before the ceremony, which took place on the beach of Keawapu, the couple exchanged white orchid leis.
The bridal bouquet was made of bright orange lilies.
A reception followed in Kihei.
Minnie Greene and James Sterling, both of Batesville, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lori Sterling of Cave City, to Jimmy Moser of Batesville, son of Ruby Moser of Batesville and the late Tommy J. Moser.
The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Thomas Wade of Batesville. She is the granddaughter of the late T.C. and Ruby Wade of Batesville.
She is employed at Townsends.
The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cave Creek Church of God.
A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.
Margaret May of Batesville has announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Carol Burnett, to Tony Webb, son of Charles and Betty Webb of Batesville.
The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. Saturday at Faith Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Batesville.
A reception will follow.
Out-of-town invitations will be mailed. All friends and family are invited to attend.
Brianna Dawn Allender and Thomas James Virden were united in marriage on July 18 at Conway First Church of the Nazarene with Todd Richardson, pastor, officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Brian and Sherry Allender. She is the granddaughter of Jim and Carolyn Watkins and the late Carl and Oleta Allender.
The groom is the son of Bobby and Tracy Smith of Conway and Jeff and Mistie Virden of Morrilton. He is the grandson of Eddie and Cheryl Tyler of Greers Ferry and Carrell and Mary Virden of Morrilton.
Finis and Jean Candler of Batesville will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a trip to Florida with their son, Michael Candler.
They were married Sept. 12, 1959.
They have two sons, Michael Candler of Cabot and Rick Candler of Tennessee; and a grandson, Justin Candler.
They are both retired. They are members of Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.