JACKSONVILLE — Lauren Stroud and Justin Martin of Jacksonville have announced their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Dennald and Chris Stroud of Jacksonville. Her grandparents are Bill and Virgina Frizzell of Jacksonville and Dennald and Genevia Stroud of El Paso.
She is a 2006 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway and is employed by Double R Florist in Jacksonville.
MEMPHIS — Jennifer Tohlen of Memphis and Brian Oglesby of Cordova, Tenn., have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The bride-elect is the daughter of the Rev. David and Gayle Tohlen of Crossett and the granddaughter of Bob and Barbara Lutz of Kimberling City, Mo., and Leona Collins of St. Charles, Mo.
She is a 2001 graduate of Crossett High School and a 2005 graduate of Ouachita Baptist University.
She is employed by R.S.V.P. Stationers in Memphis.
LINDEN, Pa. — Stacie Rapper and Scott Stine were united in marriage July 19 in an outdoor ceremony at the home of the bride’s parents in Linden, Pa.
The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Debra Rapper of Linden. She is the granddaughter of Frank and Alice Stein.
The groom is the son of Larry and Shay Lee of Mount Pleasant and Greg and Barbara Stine of Jonesboro. He is the grandson of the late Jack and Vennie Edwards and the late Bill and the late Noreen Stine.
The couple resides in Bonner Springs, Kan., where the groom is employed by Western Fireproofing.
CAVE CITY — Judy Lynn England and Ricky Don George were united in marriage July 18 at First Assembly of God in Cave City.
Bobby Sanders officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Ethel Blake and the late Ralph Blake. The groom’s parents are Richard and Louise George and the late Peggy George.
Flower girl was Hannah England, daughter of the bride.
After a wedding trip to Branson, Mo., the couple resides in Southside.
THIDA — Cleveland and Marilou Chambliss of Thida will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at 5 p.m. Saturday at Sissy’s Diner and Pizza in Oil Trough.
Marilou Aubill and Cleveland Chambliss were married Aug. 15, 1959, in Benton Harbor, Mich.
Mr. Chambliss is retired from American Jordan of Newport. Mrs. Chambliss is a homemaker.
All friends and relatives are invited to attend the reception.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ward will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday.
Alma West of Dowdy and Ed Ward of Strawberry were married Aug. 13, 1949, at Philadelphia Baptist Church in Dowdy with the Rev. J.W. Collard officiating.
They have two daughters, Jeanette Thompson and her husband, Patrick, of Batesville, formerly of Hartselle, Ala., and Sherry Ward of Cave Creek, Ariz.; and two granddaughters, Kimberly Thompson of Portland, Ore., and Tracy Severson and her husband, Courtney, of Tucson, Ariz.
William and Maudie Coe will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday.
Maudie Quindora Taylor and William Eugene Coe were married Aug. 15, 1959, at Garrett Presbyterian Church in Snowball with the Rev. V.L. Bartlett officiating.
Mr. Coe is the son of the late Thomas L. Coe Sr. and Cora Bell Coe of Gainesboro Township. Mrs. Coe is the daughter of the late Arthur and Dollie Taylor of Snowball.
Loretta Wilson and Jason Wallace were united in marriage July 25 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Little Rock. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. James P. West.
The bride is the daughter of Kenneth and Bettie Magness of Batesville. The groom is the son of Charles and Yvonne Bennett of Fayetteville and Mike and Kathy Wallace of Farmington.
Rachel Bunch and Cody Patterson, both of Batesville, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The bride-elect is the daughter of David and Cindy Bunch-Holcomb of Sulphur Rock and Rick Bunch of Batesville. She is the granddaughter of Diana Holland and the late Ray Holland and Garnet and Anna Adamson, all of Batesville, and Louise Bunch and the late Rev. W.L. Bunch of Newark.
She is a 2008 graduate of Batesville High School and plans to attend Paul Mitchell-Imagine Cosmetology School in North Little Rock. She is employed by Colton’s Steakhouse.
Amanda Sanders and Dustin King were united in marriage July 20 in a beach ceremony at Sandals Negril Resort and Spa in Jamaica.
The bride is the daughter of Larry and Cindy Zahm and Tom and Rhonda Reid. The groom’s parents are Dave King and Mechelle Morgan.
A reception will be Friday at Eagle Mountain Country Club.
All friends and family are invited to attend the reception.
Following their wedding trip, the couple resides in Batesville.
HIGDEN — The Rev. Melvin E. and Dorothy Maxine Meeks celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at 5 p.m. Saturday at Western Sizzlin in Batesville.
Dorothy Maxine Tackett and Melvin E. Meeks were married Aug. 8, 1959, at United Pentecostal Church in Delphi, Ind., by Ronald Ratcliff.
They have two sons, Billy Meeks and his wife, Jannette, of Floral and Perry Meeks and his wife, Wendy, of Marcella; and a daughter, Rhonda Wilson and her husband, Darrell, of Gulfport, Miss.