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.

Taylors to celebrate golden anniversary

September 15, 2010 Tommy and Ollie Taylor of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Family Life Center of Desha First Baptist Church.Ollie Igou and Tommy Taylor were married Sept. 18, 1960, at Barton Baptist Church in Barton with the Rev. Kenneth Caery officiating.Mr. Taylor is retired from the Entergy power plant at Newark. Mrs. Taylor is a homemaker. They are active members of Desha First Baptist Church.

Ackermans celebrate 25th

September 10, 2010 Bob and Verneal Ackerman will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Monday.Verneal Anderson and Bob Ackerman were married Sept. 13, 1985.Mr. Ackerman is retired from the U.S. Navy.They have five children, Gary Anderson and his wife, Pam, and Sandra Anderson Miller and her husband, Mark, all of Batesville, Robert Ackerman and his wife, Heather, and Mike Ackerman, all of Louisville, Ky., and Brian Ackerman of Corydon, Ind.; and five grandchildren.

Handfords will celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

September 8, 2010 Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Handford will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday with a reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall. The event will be hosted by their children.Charles Carroll Handford, a native of Batesville, and Mildred Roe Stone of Calico Rock were married Sept. 10, 1960 in Newport. They have lived in Batesville their entire married life. Mr. Handford is retired from the Batesville Daily Guard. Mrs. Handford was a longtime librarian for the Batesville School District and the White River Regional Library.

Mero, Rudick are wed

September 8, 2010 MAMMOTH SPRING — Annette Mero and Larry Rudick were united in marriage Aug. 3 at Mammoth Spring State Park.Mayor Jean Pace officiated. The wedding was performed in front of the waterfall at the state park.The bride is the daughter of Irene Frakes of Mammoth Spring. The groom is the son of Gene Rudick of Batesville.Given in marriage by Timothy Mero, the bride wore a green sundress with yellow roses. Bridesmaid was Terra Dawn Mero-Boyles of Mammoth Spring. She wore summer attire.Best man was Timothy Mero of Mammoth Spring.

Varners celebrate 25 years

September 3, 2010 Wally and Debbie Varner of Batesville celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Monday.A surprise reception was held in their honor Sunday at Peaceful Harbor Church. The event was sponsored by the congregation.Debbie Bynum and Wally Varner were married Aug. 30, 1985, by the Rev. Vernon Bradshaw.They have two children, Christian Varner and Hannah Varner, both of Batesville.They are pastors of Peaceful Harbor Pentecostal Church of God on Central Avenue in Batesville.