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.

Johnson, Rogers marry at Greene Chapel

August 16, 2011 CONWAY — Kayla Johnson and Joel Rogers were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony June 11 at Greene Chapel on the campus of Hendrix College in Conway.The Rev. Vic Nixon officiated.The bride is the daughter of Paula and Greg Moser and William “Dub” and Fonda Johnson, all of Batesville. The groom’s parents are Josie Barry of Batesville and Doyle “Rog” and Carolyn Rogers of Little Rock.

Steele, Daniel to wed

August 16, 2011 NEWARK — David and Rossann Steele of Newark have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Dr. Jennifer Steele, to Matthew Daniel, son of David and Beverly Daniel of Jonesboro.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Eulos Nicholas and the late Delois Nicholas and Paul Steele and the late Mary Steele, all of Newark.She is a 2001 graduate of Newark High School, a 2005 graduate of Lyon College with a bachelor of science in biology and a 2009 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry with a doctorate of dental surgery.

Gilberts to mark 50th anniversary

August 15, 2011 JONESBORO — Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Gilbert of Jonesboro will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 20 in the Crowley’s Ridge Room of Holiday Inn, located at 3006 South Caraway Road in Jonesboro.Janie Whitten of Evening Shade and Jerry Gilbert of Bay were married Aug. 18, 1961, at Nettleton Church of Christ. Jack Lawhon officiated the ceremony.The reception will be hosted by their daughter, Jerri Jo Winters; Mrs. Gilbert’s sister, Jo Ann Whitten Cushman; and Mr. Gilbert’s sister, Faye Gilbert Oyler.

Baker, Roberts to wed

August 12, 2011 Col. Allen Baker of Batesville and Susan Sampson of Fairfax, Va., have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Capt. Sidney Baker, to Capt. Zac Roberts, son of Tim and Pam Roberts.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Glendene Baker of Batesville and the late Sgt. Maj. Archie Baker and the late Lois and Otis Donaho of Kerrville, Texas.

Haleys to honor 50th anniversary

August 11, 2011 Mr. and Mrs. Howard Haley of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a dinner with family and friends Saturday in Little Rock.Mary Ann Burns and Howard Haley were married Aug. 13, 1961, at the home of the bride’s parents in North Little Rock. Dr. W.O. Vaught Jr., pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, performed the ceremony.Mr. Haley is a retired owner and operator of the Bonanza Sirloin Pit in Sherwood. Mrs. Haley is a registered nurse and is retired from Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System in Little Rock.

Demster, Marlin set wedding for Monday

August 10, 2011 DESHA — Patty Sue O’Neal of Desha and Michael Demster of Cave City have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kendra Autum Demster, to Colten Scott Marlin, son of Mort and Janie Marlin of Cave City.The bride-elect attended the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville and will be a sophomore at Arkansas State University this fall.The prospective groom is the grandson of Mordecai and Joy Marlin and Bobby and Pat Barr, all of Cave City.

Zeigler, Simpson to exchange vows

August 9, 2011 GLENCOE — Randy and Clara Zeigler of Glencoe have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tera Ashley Zeigler, to Corey Blake Simpson, son of Shannon and Mistina Simpson of Mount Pleasant.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Earlene Zeigler and Iva Jo Barton, both of Salem.She is a 2007 graduate of Salem High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a bachelor of arts in public relations. She works in financial services at the University of Central Arkansas.

Hastings, Milligan to wed

August 9, 2011 JONESBORO — David and Valerie Hastings of Jonesboro have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Hali Hastings, to Brandon Milligan, son of Rick and Jalisa Milligan of Cave City.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Etta Sweatt of Newport and the late Robert Hastings of Tuckerman.She is a 2010 graduate of Valley View High School and attends Arkansas State University. She is employed by St. Bernard’s Hospital in Jonesboro.