Becky and Bobby Utz and Bob Norman, all of Batesville, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lisa Norman, to Ryan Shute, son of Corrine and Bill Johnson of Sebastopol, Miss., and John S. Shute of Black Hawk, Miss.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bobby and Verna Love and the late Edna Grzanka, all of Batesville, and Aris and Sue Norman of Strawberry.
DESHA — R.C. and Jesse Lynette Keller of Desha will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Southside United Methodist Church.
Jesse Lynette Nash and R.C. Keller were married March 28, 1959, at Desha Methodist Church by the Rev. J.W. Sandage.
They have two children, Ricky Keller and his wife, Melody, of Southside and Sammy Keller and his wife, Toni, of Desha; and four grandchildren, Rusty Keller and his wife, Laura, Seth Keller, Sawyer Keller and Baylee Keller.
JACKSONVILLE — Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gormley of Jacksonville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jamie Lynn Gormley, to Aaron Colby Whiteaker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Whiteaker of Sidney.
The couple will exchange vows at 6:30 p.m. April 4 at the Anthony Chapel in Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs.
All family and friends are invited.
POUGHKEEPSIE — Samuel Ray and Betty Jean Byrd Gann of Poughkeepsie will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Bettis Church of Christ Fellowship Hall.
They were married March 10, 1959, at Poughkeepsie with Otho Norris officiating.
They are both retired and are members of Bettis Church of Christ. Mr. Gann is a member of the Masonic Lodge at Poughkeepsie.
Casie Burch and Chase Valentine were united in marriage on Feb. 14 at the home of the groom’s mother.
Joe Walls officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Debbie and Rich Kyle of Weaver, Iowa, and Don and Vicky Burch of Gravette. The groom’s parents are Dr. Lackey and Susan Moody of Batesville and Dick and Lorna Valentine of Lexington, Ky.
A white arch was accented with red roses, white tiger lilies and ferns. A container holding unity sand of red and white was etched with the wedding date.
Jeff Moore and Robbie Lewis were united in marriage on Valentine’s Day in a private ceremony.
Parents of the couple are Melvin and Libby Moore of Bradford and Denton and Diane Harris of Pleasant Plains.
The bride is a first-grade teacher at Midland Elementary, and the groom is co-owner of Moore’s Mobile Home Service.
After a trip to Branson, Mo., the couple will reside in Pleasant Plains.
A reception will be held in their honor at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Velvet Ridge Church of God Family Life Center.
All friends and family are invited.
FLORAL — Doug and Melissa Strother of Floral have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittney Strother, to Corey Bishop, son of Dwayne and Louise Bishop of Floral.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Cathy Hollowell and Vida Strother and the late DeWayne Strother, all of Floral, and Leon Hollowell of Faulkner, Miss.
She is a graduate of Cushman High School and is employed at Kelley-Wyatt’s Restaurant.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Larry and Pat Bishop of Floral and Walker and Thelma Brown of Cave City.
Charles and Janie Driver and Janice Westbrook have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kerry Ann Fulbright, to Lance Edward Jennings, son of Steven and Tina Bristow of Batesville and the late Roger Jennings.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Eva Driver and the late Edward Driver and the late Clay and Hazel Elmore.
She is a homemaker and stay-at-home mother.
James William “Bill” and Patsy Lynn Mount of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church in Batesville.
They were married Feb. 21, 1959, at Pleasant Valley Missionary Church in Batesville with the Rev. Otho Norris officiating. Shirley McGaha (now Shirley Turner), sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Charles Lee Goforth was best man.
POUGHKEEPSIE – Imogene Bettis Norris of Poughkeepsie will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Poughkeepsie Fire Station community room.
She was born Feb. 8, 1919, in Salem and attended Poughkeepsie School. According to her daughter, she is still sharp thinking and is active in church and visits neighbors, friends and relatives. She enjoys quilting, crocheting and reading. She is often called upon for information concerning the history of people and places in Sharp County and surrounding counties in northeast Arkansas.