Ross and Natalie Cox of Batesville celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary May 20 with a meal at Josie’s with their sons and a few close friends.
Natalie Schap and Ross Cox were married May 20, 1984, in Lake Charles, La.
They have two children, Cody Cox and Cameron Cox, both of Batesville.
Mr. Cox is a certified registered nurse anesthetist at White River Medical Center. Mrs. Cox is a homemaker and a caterer.
Laura Jackson and Steven Shirley have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Tami Moore and Ronald Reed, both of Batesville. She is the granddaughter of Jerry Butler of Hardy and Irene Butler of Batesville.
She is a 2008 graduate of Batesville High School and received a dental assistant degree in 2007.
The prospective groom is the son of Sonny and Janet Shirley of Charlotte. He is the grandson of Dick and Lorna Engstrom of Gary, Texas, and the late Chuck and Mary Shirley of Henderson, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wilson of Batesville announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lauren Elise Wilson of Batesville, to Corey Barton Throneberry, son of Dr. Bart and Karen Throneberry, all of Conway.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Jerry Wilson of Lubbock, Texas and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Giles of El Dorado.
She is a 2004 graduate of Batesville High School. She graduated from University of Central Arkansas with a bachelor of science in education.
NEWARK — Ronnie and Nettie Hackworth of Newark have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ronda Marie Hackworth, to Dane Anthony Piker, son of Brent and Connie Piker of Bradford.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Mary Hackworth and the late Henry and Irene Lucy.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Harold and Wanda Piker, the late Geneva Kennedy Snowden and the late Junior Kennedy.
The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. Saturday at Bradford Baptist Church in Bradford.
SEDALIA, Mo. — Jess and Michelle Dowler and Mike and Betty Bartlett, all of Sedalia, Mo., have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Nicole Danielle Dowler of Columbia, Mo., to Brandon James Richardson of Columbia, Mo., son of Debora Richardson of Batesville.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Smith Cotton High School in Sedalia and a 2004 graduate of State Fair Community College in Sedalia with an associate of applied sciences degree in business management.
She is employed at MFA Oil Company in Columbia as a credit secretary.
SIDNEY — Barry and Joyce Goff of Sidney will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.
They were married June 1, 1984, in Memphis.
He is the son of the late Leroy and Mary Goff of West Memphis. She is the daughter of the late John and Maisie Foster of West Memphis.
The couple has four children, Jacob Goff, Dusty and Jessica Goff, all of Sidney, Cathy and Mitch Griggs of Wynne and Paige and Brian Clements of Louisville, Ky. They have six grandchildren, Wyatt Goff, Dalton Ford, Dustin Ford, Tyler Clements, Keira Clements and John Carter Clements.
Bob and Shirley Harris of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a drop-in reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Southside Church of Christ, located at 2102 Batesville Blvd.
Shirley Jordan and Bob Harris were married June 7, 1959, at the Church of Christ in Lilbourn, Mo., with Walter Southern officiating.
Mr. Harris is the minister of Southside Church of Christ. Mrs. Harris is a homemaker.
STRAWBERRY — Stanley and Barbie Mayland of Strawberry have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jillian Paige Mayland, to Mark Alan Stacy, son of Leon and Terry White of Jonesboro and the late Ricky Stacy.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of H.C. and Alene Mayland of Lynn and Butch and Lanoe Dickison of Saffell.
She is an honor graduate of Hillcrest High School in Strawberry and is a full-time student at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.
CAVE CITY — Bill Anderson and Gayle Anderson, both of Cave City, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Veronda Anderson, to Dustin DuWayne Denton, son of Daniel and Etha Denton of Poughkeepsie.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Owen and Erma Crafton and the late Garndel and Monterie Anderson, all of Cave City.
Debbie Finley and Bobby and Stephanie Finley, all of Batesville, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jodi Finley, to Eric Haertling, son of Sherry Haertling of Piggott and Kenneth Haertling of Osage Beach, Mo.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Paul and Frances Slisher and Bobby and Gloria Galloway, all of Batesville, and Mona Finley of Velvet Ridge and the late Bob Finley. She is the great-granddaughter of Georgia Davis and Goldie Swaim, both of Batesville.
PLEASANT PLAINS — Kenny and Shelia Staggs of Pleasant Plains have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Lynn Staggs, to Steven Gregory Hernandez, son of Steven and Diane Hernandez of Clinton.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dean and Linda Staggs and Ruth Stephens and the late Roy “Crick” Stephens, all of Pleasant Plains.
MELBOURNE — Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hellums will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at 2 p.m. Saturday at the first building at the new fairground in Melbourne.
Thomas Jackson Hellums and Jeffie Lee Thompson were united in marriage on May 30, 1959 at 6 p.m. They have three children: Lyndell Jackson Hellums of West Memphis, Lorenda Gaye Arnold of Melbourne and Laura Kay Rush of Cave City.
All family and friends are invited. The couple requests no gifts; cards are welcome.