English, Martin wed

June 23, 2011 Tiffany English and Dave Martin were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony April 23 on the beach in Panama City, Fla. Troy Sharp officiated.The bride is the daughter of Debbra English of Pocahontas. The groom’s parents are David and Linda Martin of Batesville.The bride wore a white halter A-line dress with beaded embellishments from the bust down to the train.The groom wore a black suit jacket and pants with a white shirt and hot pink tie and vest.

Couple to mark anniversary

June 22, 2011 CAVE CITY — Dale and Nina Mobley will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a drop-in reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at their home on Highway 167 just outside Cave City.Nina J. Andrews and Garland Dale Mobley Sr. were married June 25, 1951, at Evening Shade.They have three children, Jackie Hunter and her husband, Max, the late Garland Mobley Jr. and his wife, Jamie, and Wendy Johnson and her husband, Grey; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.The couple requests no gifts.

Dunehew, Wood to wed

June 21, 2011 Carol Dunehew and Harry Wood have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-elect is the daughter of Bob and Myrl Smith of Cullman, Ala. She is a licensed practical nurse at the office of Dr. Marcus O’Brien.The prospective groom is the son of the late Asa and Ella Wood of Spring Mill. He is a park attendant at the city of Newark and a bus driver for Batesville School District.The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. Saturday at their home, 18A Griffin Road in Batesville. A reception will follow.All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

Aldrich, Neill slate nuptials for June 25

June 20, 2011 Keith and Nina Provence of Batesville and Darryl and Becky Aldrich of Arizona have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Aldrich, to Peyton Neill, son of Hank and Tracy Neill of Ben Wheeler, Texas.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Roy and Freda Provence and Irene Branscum, all of Batesville, and Adrianne Aldrich of Arizona.She is a 2010 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. She is a reporter at KETK Television in Tyler, Texas.

Smith, Cooper plan to unite in marriage

June 20, 2011 SEARCY — Sara Dyan Smith of Searcy and Corey Ryan Cooper of Drasco announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.The couple will wed at 6:30 p.m. June 25 at Temple Baptist Church in Searcy. A reception will follow at the Robbin Sanford Grand Hall.

Richardsons mark 69th

June 17, 2011 DESHA — Thurman and Bertha Mae Richardson of Desha will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary Saturday.Bertha Mae Dunehew and Thurman Richardson were married June 18, 1942, at her parents’ home. The Rev. J.W. Pollard of Newark officiated.Mr. Richardson is retired from GenCorp and has driven for White River Area Agency on Aging. Mrs. Richardson is retired from ConAgra Frozen Foods and also worked as a cook at Batesville High School.

Gipson, Ade announce plans to exchange vows

June 17, 2011 CORD — Denny and Pam Gipson of Cord have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy Gipson, to Josh Ade, son of Greg and Pam Ade of Batesville.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Delbert and Mae Kennedy of Cord and the late Guy and Guynell Gipson of Newark.

Couple celebrates 55th

June 16, 2011 MELBOURNE — Thurman and Minnie Crotts of Melbourne will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary with a private family gathering.Minnie Harmon and Thurman Crotts were married June 16, 1956, in Monticello, Ill.Mr. Crotts is retired from McDonnell Douglas. Mrs. Crotts is a homemaker.They have two children, Debra Blankenship and her husband, Allen, of Batesville and Vickey Gillihan and her husband, Roger, of Melbourne; and four grandchildren, Chris, Cynthia and Chad of Batesville and Tyler Koestner of Melbourne.

Clark, Carter to wed

June 16, 2011 HARRISBURG — Robert and Reba Clark of Harrisburg have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Mary Magdlean Clark, to Michael Paul Carter, son of Larry and Beverly Carter of Sulphur Rock.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ada Jennings of Trumann, the late Bruce and Sarah Parnell of Batesville and the late Hubert Clark of Harrisburg.She is a 2005 graduate of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville and is employed at Wood-Lawn Nursing Home.

Baird, Rhodes to wed

June 15, 2011 DALLAS — James and Connie Baird of Dallas have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Sara Baird, to Anthony Rhodes, son of Gary and Rita Rhodes of Batesville.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of James Baird and Janell Alexander, both of Rockwall, Texas.She received a bachelor of science in interdisciplinary studies from Texas A&M University. She is a kindergarten teacher in Dallas.The prospective groom is the grandson of Wendell and Margaret Mott of Batavia, Ill., and Pat Rhodes of Hope.