Weatherfords celebrate 50th years of marriage

November 23, 2011 John and Lora Weatherford celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Scotland and Ireland in July and will celebrate with their children and grandchildren at Thanksgiving.Lora Jean Ray and John Reid Weatherford were united in marriage Nov. 23, 1961, at the home of her parents in Cushman. The Rev. Everett Fulbright officiated.Mr. Weatherford retired from General Motors in Kansas City, Mo., in 1993. Mrs. Weatherford retired from the Area Agency on Aging in Batesville in 2003 and is currently serving as mayor of Cushman.

Duggers to mark 50th anniversary

November 21, 2011 Larry and Tommie Dugger of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a drop-in reception from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bubba Hut, located at 50 Bubba Lane in Batesville.Tommie Johnson and Larry Dugger were united in marriage Dec. 8, 1961, in Odessa, Texas.

Dobbins to mark 50th anniversary

November 18, 2011 John and Sallye Dobbins of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Central Avenue United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, located at 1205 North Central Ave. in Batesville.Sallye McMillan and John Dobbins were married Dec. 24, 1961, at Central Avenue United Methodist Church in Batesville with the Rev. Dewey Dark officiating.

Kimmer, Jennings exchange wedding vows

November 18, 2011 HOT SPRINGS — Dr. Jill Morgan Kimmer and John Doss Jennings III were united in marriage Oct. 8 at Fordyce Ricks Estate in Hot Springs.Britt Skarda officiated.The bride is the daughter of Larry and Cecile Kimmer of Little Rock, formerly of Batesville. The groom’s parents are John and Kathy Jennings of Maumelle.

Carr, Brooks to exchange vows

November 15, 2011 PRIM — Mark and Lynette Brooks of Prim have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kaitlyn Brooks, to Aaron Carr, son of Terry and Juanice Carr of Greers Ferry.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Odis and Joyce Hipp and Sue Brooks, all of Prim.She is a graduate of Hilltop Holiness Academy in Prim and is a student at Arkansas State University at Heber Springs, where she is pursuing a degree in counseling.The prospective groom is the grandson of Jerry and Kathy Carr of Greers Ferry and Jackie and Diana Swaim of Limedale.

Foster, Hughes marry

November 15, 2011 SULPHUR ROCK — Rebecca Foster and Rodney Hughes were united in marriage Oct. 8 at their home in Sulphur Rock.Allen West officiated.The bride is the daughter of Robert Foster of Wenatchee, Wash., and Sally Foster of Blytheville. The groom is the son of Mary Jane Gillmore of Sulphur Rock. The groom is the owner of Hughes Construction, Inc. and the bride is employed by the United States Department of Agriculture.The ceremony was held in the couple’s newly-built and decorated barn.

Strode, Swinea exchange vows

November 14, 2011 JONESBORO — Carrie Lynn Strode of Jonesboro and Joshua Ryan Swinea of Batesville were united in marriage Nov. 5 at Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro.The Rev. Tom Strode, uncle of the bride, officiated the double-ring ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Strode of Jonesboro. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Beavers and Juanita Strode, all of Little Rock, and the late Thomas Strode of Englewood, Fla.

Meads to celebrate 50 years of matrimony

November 11, 2011 BANNER — Jesse and Barbara Mead of Banner will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Southside Church of Christ fellowship hall.They were married Nov. 12, 1961, in Weiner.Mr. Mead has been employed at Arkansas Lime as a supervisor for 39 years. Mrs. Mead worked as a cook and kitchen manager at Southside School System, retiring in 2004 after 24 years of service. They lived at Southside for 35 years before moving to the Banner community.

Kersh, Todd unite in marriage

November 10, 2011 Kendra Kersh and Andrew Todd were united in marriage at Batesville First Assembly of God on Sept. 24.The Rev. Jeff Cox officiated.The bride is the daughter of Ken and Rhonda Kersh of Batesville. The groom’s parents are Candace Cullum of O’Kean and Tim Collins of Cherokee Village.

Wilsons mark 60th year

November 9, 2011 Harold and Mae Wilson of Batesville are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today.Mae Lee and Harold Wilson were married Nov. 9, 1951.