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.

Jones, McSpadden to solemnize vows

June 15, 2011 POUGHKEEPSIE — Allen and Rhonda Jones of Poughkeepsie have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Whitney Jones, to Garrett McSpadden, son of Mike McSpadden of Highland and Alina and Eddie Grammer of Cave City.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Scott and Deanna Jones of Poughkeepsie and Carolyn Sisney of Ash Flat and the late Jimmy Sisney. She is the great-granddaughter of Garland Branscum of Ash Flat.

Turner, Warren plan to unite in marriage

June 14, 2011 Ronnie and Lynne Turner of Wynne have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Deanne Elizabeth Turner, to Joe Dean Warren, son of Steve and Gina Miller of Evening Shade and Joe Charles Warren of Fort Worth, Texas.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Wallace Eldridge, L.V. and Geneva Tate, and the late Edgar and Mary-Elizabeth Turner, all from Wynne.She is a 2002 graduate of Wynne High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of Mississippi. She currently works as the events coordinator at First Community Bank in Batesville.

Head, Troy announce nuptials for June 20

June 14, 2011 DENVER — James Head and Sandi Felix, both of Denver, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristine Head, to Michael Troy, son of Robert and Pat Troy of Batesville.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Elsie Raynor and Ivalee Head.She is a graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in merchandising and communications. She is an airman first class and imagery analyst at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va.The prospective groom is the grandson of Robert and Hazel Troy of Batesville and Roy and Elsie Halpine of Little Rock.

Perkey, Scott plan to solemnize vows

June 13, 2011 Vondale and Janet Perkey of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Dr. Miranda Perkey to Dr. Matthew Scott, son of Randall and Alicia Scott of LaCenter, Ky. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Von and Bertha Perkey of Batesville and Chester and Bonnie Hawkins of Batesville.

Holts celebrate 40th

June 13, 2011 David and Geraldine Holt celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday.Geraldine Cooley and David Holt were married June 12, 1971, at Southern Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant with the Rev. Lonnie Clark officiating.Mr. Holt is the son of the late H.W. and Trixie Tate Holt. He retired from Eastman Kodak after 25 years of service. Mrs. Holt is the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Mac Brooks Cooley. She is a retired cosmetologist. Both are avid genealogists.