Evans, Harris set to solemnize vows

March 14, 2011 LYNN — Randy Evans and Michelle Evans of Lynn have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tamara Denise Evans, to Cody Lee Harris, son of Anthony Harris and Rhonda Harris of Lynn.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Kathy Mize of Smithville, Dennis Bagwell and Pam Bagwell of Pocahontas, Martin Evens and Patsy Evens of Batesville, and Larry Evans of Lynn.She is a 2010 graduate of Hillcrest High School and attends Arkansas Academy of Hair Design in Paragould.

Williams, Pipkins to exchange vows

March 11, 2011 Joe and Sandy Williams of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindley Williams, to Ralph Wade “Trey” Pipkins III, son of Ralph Wade Pipkins Jr. and Robyn Pipkins of Forrest City and Elizabeth and Gary Mokry of Fort Worth, Texas.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Edward Pretty Jr. and Nettie Pretty of Diaz, the late Bonnie Glenn and the late Carlon Williams.She is a Batesville High School graduate and received a bachelor’s in marketing management from Arkansas State University. She owns Meals for Moms in Jonesboro.

Bentleys to celebrate wedding anniversary

March 10, 2011 Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bentley of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday.Martha Ann Marshall and Larry Bentley were married March 11, 1961, at First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Ed Dodson officiated. They have two children, Marshall Brent Bentley and Laura Pickren; and four grandchildren, Zac, Roxanne, Griffin and Scarlett. A reception will be hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Hassel Marshall.

Slaughters mark 60th anniversary

March 9, 2011 Dr. Bob “Papa Doc” and Mary “Gaggie” Slaughter of Batesville are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today.Mary Jordan and Bob Slaughter were married March 9, 1951, in Sheridan with the Rev. Bryan Stevens officiating.Dr. Slaughter retired after having been a family doctor in Batesville since 1958. Mrs. Slaughter has been a housewife for 60 years.

Payne, Hankins set nuptials for April 2

March 9, 2011 Kirk and Rebecca Payne of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brandi Payne, to Joseph Hankins, son of Joe Hankins of Oil Trough and Dana Hankins of Batesville.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Phyllis Dunegan of Batesville and the late J.L. Dunegan and Michele Payne of Salado and the late Bert Payne. She is the great-granddaughter of Reva Payne of Salado and Phyllis Duchamp of Searcy.

Baker, Hipp plan to exchange vows

March 7, 2011 MOUNTAIN VIEW — Paul and Julia Baker of Mountain View have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Baker, to Matthew Hipp, son of David and Carrie Hipp of Cave City.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Gayle Carter of Mountain View.She is a 2009 graduate of Batesville Christian School and is a nursing student at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.The prospective groom is the grandson of Ed and Joyce Ranew of Cave City.

Johnson, Lemley plan nuptials for Saturday

March 2, 2011 HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — Brianne Johnson and Brent Lemley have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-elect is the daughter of Shelley Johnson of Batesville and granddaughter of the late Mary Humphrey of Bradford, Ohio and the late Joe Johnson of Sarasota, Fla.She is a 2009 graduate of Southside High School enrolled in the registered nursing program at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. She is employed at McDonalds in Batesville.

Huskey, Gilbert wed

February 28, 2011 EUREKA SPRINGS — Brooke Nacole Huskey and Dustin Todd Gilbert were united in marriage Feb. 12 at Circle of Light Wedding Chapel overlooking Beaver Lake in Eureka Springs.The bride is the daughter of Randy and Kathy Huskey of Batesville and W.O. and Leah Ann Watson of Strawberry. She is a 2007 graduate of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, a 2009 graduate of Lyon College with a bachelor of science in business administration and is pursuing a master’s in adult education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Hagars to celebrate golden anniversary

February 25, 2011 Bobby and Lavone Hagar of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the home economics building on Walnut Street (on the former Grubbs School campus) in Grubbs.Ira L. Limbert and Bobby D. Hagar were married Feb. 25, 1961, in Newport with J.G. Rutledge officiating.They have a son, Shawn Hagar and his wife, Belynda, of Batesville.Mr. Hagar retired from the U.S. Army after 25 years of active duty service. Mrs. Hagar is a homemaker.All friends and family are invited.The couple requests no gifts.

Lencowski, Ward are married

February 24, 2011 Leah Lencowski and Larry Ward were united in marriage Feb. 17 at the White River.Music included “September” by Daughtry.The bride was given in marriage by Bobby Galloway.