Carroll, Branscum wed

November 3, 2009 NEWARK — Amber Nicole Carroll and Ryan Lee Branscum were united in marriage in a private ceremony Sunday at the home of the bride’s parents. The bride is the daughter of Mickey and Brenda Raper of Newark. The groom’s parents are Dave and Nancy Branscum of Southside.The couple resides in Batesville.

Wade, Taylor to wed

November 2, 2009 Doyle and Ronda Wade of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kayla Wade, to Jarrad Taylor, son of Mike and Cynthia Taylor of Cave City and Alvin and Rhonda Mason of Rosie.The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church in Bethesda.A reception will follow at Bethesda Community Center.All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Local couple to celebrate anniversary

October 30, 2009 HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — Max and Dinah Bishop of Hutchinson Mountain will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Saturday.They were married Oct. 31, 1969.They have three children and their spouses, Max Neal and Winnie Bishop, Kim and Lee Cartmill and Kristy and Davey Shockley; five grandchildren, Kendra Thomas, Kayla VanWinkle, Dustin Shockley, Haley Shockley and Ashley Bishop; and three great-grandchildren, Keely VanWinkle, Kaegen Thomas and Chase Bullard.

Fortune, Martin set nuptials for Nov. 14

October 28, 2009 STUTTGART — Jackie and Mary Jo Fortune of Stuttgart have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Natalie Nicole Fortune, to Justin Kyle Martin, son of Kinnie and Cindy Martin of Batesville.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Billy Joe and Virginia Holloway of Brasfield and the late Delvin and Ruby Fortune of Casscoe.

Dowdy, Garner set nuptials

October 27, 2009 Richie and Cissy Dowdy have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Resa Dowdy, to Kyle Garner, son of Lee Garner of McGehee and Deborah Lawson of Bryant.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ray and Reva Dowdy of Shirley.She is a 2005 graduate of Southside High School and a 2006 graduate of Ozarka College with a nursing degree. She is a nurse at the children’s clinic for Dr. Melody Moody.The prospective groom is the grandson of Bobby and Gladys Garner of McGehee and Rex and Joyce Hall of Rye.

Candlers celebrate golden anniversary

October 23, 2009 SOUTHSIDE — Arnold and Sharon Candler of Southside celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 16 at a private dinner with their five children and their families.Sharon Ann Hunter Floyd and Arnold Earl Candler were married Oct. 16, 1959, in Liberty Hill.Mrs. Candler is the daughter of the late B.F. and Mary Hunter. She was raised by G.B. and Isa Floyd. She is employed at Southside School.Mr. Candler is the son of the late Earl and Bertha Candler. He is a retired fire chief of Southside Fire Department.

Terry, Scarbrough wed

October 22, 2009 Latisha Renea Terry and Jason Allen Scarbrough exchanged wedding vows Sunday at Cave Creek Church with Eric Downs officiating.The bride is the daughter of Laurie and Shawn Barnes of Batesville and Willis Terry of Searcy. The groom’s parents are David and Mary Scarbrough.The bride was given in marriage by her mother.A reception was held at 6 p.m. Monday at Cave Creek Church.

Christensen, Krepps to wed

October 22, 2009 HORSESHOE BEND — Chris and Jamie Miller of Horseshoe Bend have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Christensen, to Jarrod Krepps, son of Jack and Linda Krepps.The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. Saturday at Faith Presbyterian Church in Horseshoe Bend.

Anderson, Turner wed

October 21, 2009 Jeri Christine Anderson and Levi Justin Turner were united in marriage Oct. 10 at the Empress in Little Rock.David Deyer officiated.The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Kim Anderson of Cave City. The groom’s parents are Thurlow and Vickie Turner of Cave City.The ceremony was held in a garden outside the bed and breakfast, which was built in the 1800s.A recording of “My Best Friend” by Tim McGraw was played during the wedding.After the ceremony, the family gathered for a small reception, and toasts were given.

McCain, Davila to wed

October 19, 2009 Shawnna Lee McCain and Ricardo Davila II have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-elect has been a cosmetologist for 10 years and works at Studio Salon in Batesville.The prospective groom is employed at Kallsnick.The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at Timber Ridge Lodge, located at 150 Holmes Road in Charlotte.A reception will follow.All relatives and friends are invited to attend.