***Marian Gaviola & Troy Long were married at The Barn at the Springs June 9, 2018. She is the daughter of Myla Lumanug of Fort Worth, TX. He is the son of Larry & Nancy Long of Fayetteville, AR. ***Michael Bly (Minneapolis, MN) officiated. The bridal party: Maid of Honor Meredith Howard (Fort Worth, TX); Best Man Victor Wu (Clarendon, VA); Bridesmaid/sister Crystabel Cardenas (Manila, Philippines); & Groomsman/brother Brady Long (Fayetteville, AR). Readings were by Crystabel & Brian Garriss (Honolulu, HI). A Filipino wedding tradition placing a veil & cord around the couple was performed by John & Crystabel Cardenas along with Brady & his fiancé Guadalupe Hernandez (Gravette, AR). ***Dr. Gaviola is an Asst. Professor of Pharmacotherapy at UNT College of Pharmacy. Dr. Long is a data scientist and operations research specialist with Radformation. The couple has a home in Fort Worth, TX.

Gaviola & Long

Tara Cate of Prairie Grove and Keenan McAfee of Gravette married September 1, 2017 at Stone Chapel at MattLane Farm in Fayetteville. The Bride is the daughter of Mark & Michele Cate and granddaughter to Kenneth & Mary Clayton. The Groom is the son of David & Sheryl McAfee and grandson to Linda Graham. Assisting the Bride were Ashton Abshier and Jaime' Willett. Bridesmaids were Kendra Coyle, Kristen Stewart, Alex Waits, Lauren Standley, Kaylie Slaughter, Jordan Shannon, Leah Cate, Kristy Calvert, Megan McAfee & Jaclyn McAfee. Assisting the Groom were Wyatt McAfee & Hayden McAfee. Groomsmen were Tim Pawlak, Brandon Cate & Mathew Stelting. Attendants were Carter & Emery Cate. Officiated by Bro. Gary Thomas. Following a honeymoon cruise to the Caribbean the couple resides in Chester, VA.


Kara Ann Hilliard and Clayton Allan Willis were married on Saturday, April 8th at Vesper Point on Mt. Sequoyah. Reverend Mary S. Hilliard, mother of the bride, officiated. Parents of the bride are Anthony and the Rev. Mary Hilliard of Little Rock. Maternal grandparents are the late Richard and Mabel Butt. Paternal grandparents are the late Rev. Allan and Wadene Hilliard. Parents of the groom are William and Donna Willis of Hot Springs. Maternal grandparents are Mamie and the late James Glover of Hot Springs and Hugh P. Murray of Pine Bluff. Paternal grandparents are the late Dr. Maurice and Betty Katherine Willis. Katie Hilliard Tacito, of Fayetteville, sister of the bride, served as the Matron of Honor. Attending the groom as his best man was Matthew Willis of Little Rock, brother of the groom. Following a trip to Jamaica, Mr. and Mrs. Willis will reside in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Hilliard and Willis