Hix, Thomas plan to unite in marriage

September 9, 2011 Tammy Elizabeth Hix and Jay W. Thomas have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-elect is the daughter of Malcom Hix Jr. of Batesville and the late Jimmie Carol Hix.The prospective groom is the son of the late Laverne Friend.The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. Sept. 17 at Riverside Park in Batesville. A reception will follow at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4501 in Batesville.All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

Moffitt, Morgan to wed

September 8, 2011 Mitchell and Sharon Moffitt of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristi Michelle Moffitt, to Trent Lee Morgan, son of Candy Galloway of Rosman, N.C., and Tim Morgan of Quincy, Fla.The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Sulphur Rock High School and attended Arkansas State University. She is the real estate manager for Lamar Outdoor Advertising in Los Angeles.The prospective groom is a 1993 graduate of Rosman High School. He is a heavy equipment operator in Los Angeles.

Shrums mark 50 years

September 8, 2011 Lonnie and Sue Shrum of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a private reception.Sue Silsby and Lonnie Shrum were married Sept. 9, 1961, at First Social Brethren Church in Pontiac, Mich. The Rev. Thomas Guest officiated.Mr. Shrum is retired from A-1 Siding and Insulation. He is a deacon at Brooks Street Free Will Baptist Church.

Fugett, Schatzley wed

September 7, 2011 Sarah Fugett and Andy Schatzley were united in marriage May 27 in a private outdoor ceremony at the home of the bride’s parents.The bride is the daughter of Phil and Lana Fugett of Charlotte. She is the granddaughter of Dean and Alice Fugett of Charlotte and Linda McNeill of Batesville and the late Joe Aaron.She received a bachelor of arts with majors in English and elementary education from Lyon College. She is pursuing a master’s degree in theory of education and practice through Arkansas State University. She is a teacher at Miracle Kids Success Academy in Batesville.

Milligan, Watson to unite in marriage

September 7, 2011 CAVE CITY — Donald and Kathy Milligan of Cave City have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Megan Ann Milligan, to Ryan Adam Watson, son of Danny and Denise Watson of Batesville.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Tom and Anna Bishop of Batesville and Kimbrew and LeeOwen Milligan of Cave City.

Kistners celebrate 60th anniversary

September 6, 2011 CAVE CITY — Jim and Viola Kistner of Cave City celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 26.Viola Fisher and Jim Kistner were married Aug. 26, 1951, in Wildwood, N.J.Mr. Kistner was owner/operator of Jim’s Business Machines in Cave City for many years. Mrs. Kistner has been a homemaker for many years. They have been active ministers as Jehovah’s Witnesses for 42 years. They enjoy spending time together.

Foreman, Bradley announce plans

September 6, 2011 CAVE CITY — Todd and Tammy Foreman of Cave City have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Alysha Dawn Foreman, to Matthew Jordan Bradley, son of Tim and Linda Bradley of Sidney.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Donald and Sharon Crow, Boyce and Linda Foreman and Paul and Betty Massey, all of Cave City.She is a 2008 graduate of Cave City High School. She is employed by Dr. Ron Bates.The prospective groom is the grandson of Emogene Wilkins of Cave City and the late Cicero Turner and Ray and Jo Bradley of Sidney.

Vanderpool, Smith announce engagement

September 5, 2011 Jeanene Vanderpool and Daniel Vanderpool, both of Batesville, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Lee Vanderpool, to Dustin Wayne Smith, son of Kenny and Vickie Smith of Batesville.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jeannette Cooper and Donald and Joan Cooper, all of Batesville, and Jeannette Vanderpool of California and the late Jessy Vanderpool.She is a 2006 graduate of Southside High School. She is employed by Peco Foods of Batesville.

Gaithers mark 60 years

September 5, 2011 CAVE CITY — Rex and Elizabeth “Beth” Gaither of Cave City will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Friday.Beth Simpson and Rex Gaither were married Sept. 9, 1951, at Sidney Baptist Church.Mr. Gaither retired from Firestone Store in Noblesville, Ind. Mrs. Gaither retired from Dr. William C. Beller’s office and worked for Dr. Ben Bromley in Noblesville for several years before moving back to Batesville. They are members of Cave City First Methodist Church.

Couple celebrates 65th anniversary

September 2, 2011 Dr. Robert and Patsy Craig of Batesville are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary today.Patsy Jean Chamberlain and Robert Craig were married Sept. 2, 1946, at the courthouse in Batesville.They have four children, Mary Storey and her husband, Bud, of Little Rock, Carol Jones and her husband, Mike, of Green Forest and Susie Carter and her husband, Bob, and Sarah Bolin, all of Batesville; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.