Beards celebrate silver

September 14, 2011 CAVE CITY — Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Beard of Cave City celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a drop-in reception Saturday in the fellowship hall of East Side Pentecostal Church.Donita Gail Huff and Johnny Joe Beard were married Sept. 12, 1986, at East Side Pentecostal Church in Batesville with Ancil Candler officiating.Their children, Candice Herrin and Courtney Beard, are hosted the reception.

Mashburns mark 50th anniversary

September 14, 2011 PLEASANT PLAINS — George and Brenda Mashburn of Pleasant Plains celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently.Brenda Randles and George Mashburn were married Aug. 19, 1961, at the Independence County Courthouse by the justice of the peace.

Henry, Duffy to wed

September 14, 2011 Roger and Lisa Rich of Batesville and Casey and Tiffinie Henry of Vero Beach, Fla., have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Henry, to Matthew Duffy, son of Daniel and Marian Halcomb of Billings, Mo., and Michael and Lisa Duffy of Malvern.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Blondie McQuay and the late Earl McQuay and Leroy and Bulah Henry, all of Jonesboro, and Richard and Evelyn Rich of Poplar Bluff, Mo.She is a 2003 graduate of Southside High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

Morris, Johnson marry on Captiva Island, Fla.

September 13, 2011 Priscilla Beth Morris and Justin Dean Johnson were united in marriage Aug. 8 at a beach ceremony in Captiva Island, Fla.Patricia Slater performed the double-ring ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Brian and Sarah Morris of Batesville. The groom is the grandson of Dean and Frances Lambert of Hutchinson Mountain.Maid of honor was Ava Grace Nicholson, daughter of the bride.Best man was Lucas Nicholson, son of the bride.

Walls, Huskey set to wed

September 13, 2011 Jacque Walls and Robert Barker Huskey Jr. have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-elect is the daughter of Sharon Fooks of Oxford, Miss.She graduated from Oxford High School. She is employed as an X-ray technician/office manager at Newark Health and Wellness Center.The prospective groom is the son of the late R.B. and Joyce Huskey.He is a graduate of Lynn High School. He is retired from the U.S. Navy.The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. Saturday at Faith Missionary Baptist Church at Eaton.

Martins celebrate 50th anniversary

September 13, 2011 Mr. and Mrs. Troy Martin of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a drop-in reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the banquet room of the Ramada Inn at Batesville.Mary Nadine Ross and Troy Martin were married Sept. 19, 1961, in a private ceremony at the parsonage of Boswell Street Church of Christ.Mr. Martin is retired from working at International Shoe and in security for White-Rodgers. Mrs. Martin is retired from Walmart. They are members of Chinquapin Church of Christ.

Holderby, Strother to wed on Friday

September 12, 2011 NEWPORT — Mary Holderby of Newport and Tommy Holderby of Newark have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kayla Holderby, to Chad Strother, son of Doug and Melissa Strother of Floral.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jimmy and Ernestine Pettit of Newport and Truvetta Stewart of Oil Trough.She attended Cedar Ridge High School and is employed at U.S. Pizza.The prospective groom is the grandson of Vida Strother of Floral and the late Dewayne Strother, Cathrine Hollowell of Batesville and Leon Hollowell of Faulkner, Miss.

Rogers, Niswonger to exchange vows

September 12, 2011 EVENING SHADE — Eddie and Karen Rogers of Evening Shade have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Krystal Rogers, to Sean Niswonger, son of Michael and Denise Niswonger of Marion and Jeannean and Jeff Osborne of Cherokee Village.The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. Saturday at Evening Shade Methodist Church. A reception will follow.All friends and relatives are invited.

Reaper, Fields set to wed Saturday

September 9, 2011 Samantha Katherine Reaper and Patrick Aaron Fields have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.The couple will exchange vows at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Foothills Cowboy Church, located at 595 Hilly Village Road north of Batesville.All friends and family are invited to attend.

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.