Finleys celebrate golden anniversary

September 28, 2010 Jimmy and Barbara S. Finley of Batesville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday.Barbara Pierce and Jimmy Finley were married Sept. 24, 1960.Mr. Finley is the son of Hope and Lucille Finley and grew up in Fordyce. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Fordyce and enjoys woodworking, fishing and hunting trips.Mrs. Finley is the daughter of Arlis and Donna Pierce and grew up in Cushman. She worked with Dr. Charles Kauffman in his dental office in Fordyce and enjoys scrapbooking, crafts and being involved with Cushman Alumni Association.

Reed, Graham plan nuptials for Oct. 9

September 27, 2010 CONCORD — Kim Reed of Concord has announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Rachelle Lindsey Reed, to Thomas Michael Graham, son of Bryon and Lou Hoggard of Sulphur Rock and Mike and Liberty Graham of Batesville.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ina Reed of Concord and the late Johnnie Reed.She is a 2004 graduate of Concord High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville with a degree in medical office management. She is employed by North Arkansas Radiology Associates P.A. in Batesville.

Gorman, Brashers to wed

September 23, 2010 M. Ashleigh Gorman and Bill Brashers are pleased to announce their upcoming nuptials.The bride-to-be is employed at Wood-Lawn Nursing Home, providing occupational therapy and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree. The groom-to-be is a maintenance technician employed at Townsend. Both parties are veterans of the armed forces and served during the Persian Gulf conflict.

Buckner, Neuman to exchange vows

September 22, 2010 Dr. Gary and Pat Buckner of Batesville have announced the engagement of their son, Marcus Buckner of Rosenberg, Texas, to Kennan Neuman of Devine, Texas, daughter of Lyndell and Sharon Neuman of Devine.

Moody, Kwok are united in marriage

September 21, 2010 SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — Opal Wilsene Moody and Dr. Jack Kwok were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony at 2 p.m. Aug. 14 at New Hope Chapel in Shelbyville, Tenn.Bobby McGee of Shelbyville and Kennard Ward of Strawberry officiated.

Kings to mark 60th anniversary

September 20, 2010 SALADO — James and Louise King will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Wednesday.They were married Sept. 22, 1950, at Newport.Mr. King retired after more than 40 years as a painter, having owned King Painting Business. Mrs. King is a homemaker.They have five children, Boyce King of Laport, Ind., James E. King of Charlotte, Charlotte Anderson of Wynne, Quinton King of Salado and the late Donnie King.

Berry, Tate are married

September 20, 2010 Bianca Nicole Berry and Jeffrey Michael Tate exchanged vows on June 23 in Batesville.The bride is the daughter of Ted Berry of Little Rock and Rhonda Berry of Van Buren. She is the granddaughter of Annette Berry of Monroe, La., and the late Ernest Berry.The groom is the son of Ron and Debbie Tate of Newark. He is the grandson of Bobbie Tate of Newark and the late Charles Tate and the late Tressie Richards of Newport.The couple resides in Batesville.

Edwards, Johnson to solemnize vows

September 17, 2010 MOUNT PLEASANT — Quillen and Karen Edwards of Mount Pleasant have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsey Elizabeth Edwards, to Christopher Blake Johnson, son of Chris and Mary Jo Johnson of Mount Pleasant.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of D.R. and Beth Edwards of Mount Pleasant and the late Loyd and Glenda Mae Salter of Desha.She is a 2004 graduate of Batesville High School and a 2009 graduate of the Institute of Ultrasound Diagnostics.

Berry, Tate are married

September 16, 2010 Bianca Nicole Berry and Jeffrey Michael Tate exchanged vows on June 23 in Batesville.The bride is the daughter of Ted Berry of Little Rock and Rhonda Berry of Van Buren. She is the granddaughter of Annette Berry of Monroe, La., and the late Ernest Berry.The groom is the son of Ron and Debbie Tate of Newark. He is the grandson of Bobbie Tate of Newark and the late Charles Tate and the late Tressie Richards of Newport.The couple resides in Batesville.

Hodges to celebrate 50th anniversary

September 16, 2010 MOOREFIELD — Ivan and Norma Hodge will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Moorefield Town Hall Community Center.They were married on Sept. 23, 1960, in Harrisburg.They grew up in Harrisburg and graduated from Harrisburg High School in May 1960.They have three children, Donna Thompson of Bald Knob, John Hodge of Sulphur Rock and Terri Andrews of Pocahontas; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.The reception will be hosted by their children. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.