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.

Wooldridge, King to marry

November 8, 2011 Mr. and Mrs. Chad Wooldridge have an-nounced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsey Diann Wooldridge, to Kolby Carver King, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin King.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Arbra and Margaret Perkey, Karen and Richard Hilborn and the late Danny and Diann Wooldridge.The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Everett and Grace Carver and the late Kenneth and Mary King.The couple will exchange vows at 1 p.m. Saturday at Maxville Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City. A reception will follow.

Watts, Brown to wed

November 3, 2011 Debra Sue Watts and Lynn Brown have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-elect is employed at a home aide company in Batesville.The prospective groom is a truck driver for SNL in Batesville.The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Assembly of God, located at 285 Collietown Road in Cushman. A reception will follow.Invitations will be mailed. All friends and relatives are invited.

Stinson, Nigh exchange vows in Mexico

November 2, 2011 Rachel Stinson and Matthew Nigh were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 23 at Excellence Playa Los Mujeres in Cancun, Mexico.The bride is the daughter of Dr. Russell and Laura Stinson of Batesville. The groom’s parents are William Nigh and Elizabeth Nigh, both of Nashville, Tenn.Vows were exchanged in a stone gazebo surrounded by cascading water and palm trees, overlooking the ocean at sunset. The aisle leading up to the gazebo was lined with seashells, starfish and tropical flowers.

Ford, Bridgman to wed

November 1, 2011 PENCIL BLUFF — Jeff Ford of Pencil Bluff and Julie Carmack of Oden have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennica Ford, to Jared Bridgman, son of Fred and Kim Bridgman of Floral.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Burton and Gayle Ford of Pencil Bluff and the late Monroe and Dorothy Carmack of Oden.She is a 2008 graduate of Oden High School. She is in her senior year at the University of Central Arkansas and expects to graduate in May 2012 with a bachelor of arts in sociology with a minor in art photography.