Caraway, Tharp announce plans

September 1, 2011 Mike and Crystal Jackson of Batesville and Nathan Caraway of Mount Pleasant have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Maggie Ann Caraway, to Kristopher Kyle Tharp, son of Leonard and Susan Tharp of Cushman.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bill Cooper of Melbourne and the late Anna Faye Cooper, D.B. Caraway of Mount Pleasant and the late Peggy Caraway and Juanita Jackson of Batesville.She is a 2009 graduate of Melbourne High School and is studying occupational therapy at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

Wright, Johnston to solemnize vows

August 31, 2011 Vince and Jennifer Wright of Strawberry and Tena Wright of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany LeeAnn Wright, to Taylor Wayne Johnston, son of David and Denise Johnston of Batesville.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charles and Shelby Randolph and the late Norman Wright all of Strawberry, Charles and Alice Harris of Smithville and Gary and Judy Brannon of Farmerville, La. She is the great-granddaughter of Aurora Moore of Cave City.

Branscums celebrate 50th anniversary

August 30, 2011 Logan and Betty Branscum celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary over the weekend with family and friends.Betty Allen and Logan Branscum were married July 21, 1961, in an Allen Chapel home. The Rev. H.A. Lewis officiated.Mr. Branscum worked at National Automotive Parts Association as a machinist for more than 30 years. Mrs. Branscum retired from Lyon College after 25 years of service.

Harris, Evans set to wed

August 29, 2011 LYNN — Anthony and Rhonda Harris of Lynn have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Allie Harris, to Trea Evans, son of Dennis and Twyla Evans of Lynn.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charles and Alice Harris of Lynn and Denver and Kay Wilson of Calamine.She is a 2010 graduate of Hillcrest High School and is pursuing a teaching degree from Williams Baptist College.

Baird, Rhodes exchange vows in Dallas

August 26, 2011 DALLAS — Sara Baird and Anthony Rhodes were united in marriage June 25 at Lake Highland United Methodist Church in Dallas.The Rev. Rich Rindfuss officiated.The bride is the daughter of James and Connie Baird of Dallas. The groom’s parents are Gary and Rita Rhodes of Batesville.Elyse Cochran sang “Capti-vate Us.”

Carter, Mason announce plans

August 25, 2011 Dana and Ken Fryman of Batesville and Darrell Carter of Wynne have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Stacey Leigh Carter, to Bryan Steven Mason, son of Virginia and Marty McSpadden and the late Steve Mason, all of Velvet Ridge.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Deloris Mangold, the late David Wheeler, the late Etta Barkley and the late Marvin Carter, all of Wynne, Jone McDaniel of Southaven, Miss., and Larry and Ann Fryman of Batesville.

Wilsons mark 60th

August 24, 2011 SOUTHSIDE — Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wilson of Southside will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today.They were married Aug. 24, 1951, at Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church.They have three children, Pat Moser and James Wilson, both of Cave City, and Teresa Young of Salado.The couple will have a private celebration.

Runsick, Coles to marry

August 23, 2011 CORD — John and Jenneal Runsick of Cord have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jill Runsick, to Anthony Coles, son of Johnny and Regina Coles of Batesville and Rebecca Broadaway of Conway.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of William and Carole Runsick of Batesville and Katherine Johnston of Tuckerman and the late J.A. Johnston.She received a bachelor of science in education from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Neal, Henderson announce plans

August 22, 2011 Mike and Jennifer Neal of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristi Nicole Neal, to Christopher Seth Henderson, son of Johnny and Cindy Henderson of Newport and Robert and Gaye Hall of Newark.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Phyllis Dunegan of Batesville and the late J.L. Dunegan and Dorthy Neal of West Memphis and the late James Whayne Neal.She is a 2006 graduate of Batesville High School and a 2007 graduate of BeeJay’s Hair Styling Academy of Batesville. She is employed at Allure Grand Salon and Day Spa in Newport.

McClures celebrate 60th anniversary

August 18, 2011 Hayden and Fern McClure will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 25.Fern Shaw and Hayden McClure were married Aug. 25, 1951, in a home wedding in Newark. The Rev. Clyde Hance officiated.The McClures moved in Memphis in 1955. Mr. McClure retired from Kellogg’s Cereal Company in Memphis. Mrs. McClure retired as a hairstylist after 29 years. They moved to Batesville after retirement.