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Malloy - Tiffany Jeanne Beard and Michael Jeffery Malloy
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 23, 2000
Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. Beard of Paradise announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tiffany Jeanne Beard, to Michael Jeffery Malloy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Malloy of Jacksonville, Fla. The couple plan to marry on June 23, 2000,in Abilene.
The bride-elect is a 1997 honor graduate of Fort Worth Christian School and attended Abilene Christian University.
The prospective groom is a 1990 graduate of Fletcher High School in Jacksonville, Fla. and is a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force stationed at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene.

McClung - Shanna J’Layne McKinney and Dusty McClung
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 8, 2000
Shanna J’Layne McKinney of Grapevine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Teddy McKinney of Decatur, will marry Dusty McClung of Lewisville, son of Donna Pochyla and the late Tony McClung, on July 8, 2000.
The Rev. Greg Mohr will officiate the ceremony at the River of Life Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 1995 graduate of Decatur High School and is the operations manager at 24 Hour Fitness.
The prospective groom graduated from Victoria High School and is a Technical Recruiter at Global Technical Services in Fort Worth.

McDuff - Susanna Ruth Acker and Jared Paul McDuff
Marriage vows exchanged Jan. 9, 2000
Susanna Ruth Acker and Jared Paul McDuff were wed Jan. 9, 2000, at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Dallas. The bride’s uncle and church pastor, the Rev. Robert Acker performed the ceremony.
Acker is the daughter of Linda Cowell of Boyd and James Acker of Houston. She is the granddaughter of Donald H. Brown of Decatur and Marie Acker of Dallas. McDuff is the son of Jay and Sherry McDuff of Keller. He is the grandson of Bill and Billie McDuff of Keller and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Souder of Cleburne.
The couple reside in Southlake. The bride attends Tarrant County College. The groom is completing classes in computer science at Northlake College and is employed by Eagle Mountain Boats.

McGinnis - Amanda Michelle Christian and William Scott McGinnis
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 11, 2000
Amanda Michelle Christian, daughter of Rick and Sheryl Christian of Decatur, and William Scott McGinnis, son of Paul and Helen McGinnis of Abilene, will exchange marriage vows Sept. 11, 2000, at Waimea Falls in Hawaii.
The bride-elect is a 1994 graduate of Decatur High School and a 1998 graduate of Abilene Christian University with a bachelor of science degree in nutrition.
She recently completed her dietetic internship through Lamar University in Beaumont.
The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of McMurry University with a bachelor of science degree in math and a minor in physics.
He is employed as a federal agent for the Department of Justice in Harlingen.

McGinnis (2) - Mrs. William Scott McGinnis
formerly Amanda Michelle Christian
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 11, 2000
Amanda Michelle Christian of Decatur and William Scott McGinnis of Abilene were married Sept. 11, 2000, in a double ring ceremony at Waimea Falls in Hawaii.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Rick and Sheryl Christian of Decatur. Also attending were the bride’s brother and sister-in-law, Rusty and Melanie Christian of Fort Worth.
Parents of the groom are Paul and Helen McGinnis of Abilene.
The bride is a 1994 graduate of Decatur High School and a 1998 graduate of Abilene Christian University with a bachelor of science degree in nutrition. She completed her dietetic internship through Lamar University in Beaumont in May. She is employed as a clinical dietitian at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen.
The groom is a 1997 graduate of McMurry University with a bachelor of science degree in math and a minor in physics. He is employed as a federal agent for the Department of Justice in Harlingen.
After a honeymoon in Hawaii, the couple lives in Harlingen.

McKenney - Julie Anne Littlepage and Joshua Alan McKenney
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 19, 2000
Julie Anne Littlepage, daughter of Mary Littlepage of Blue Ridge and James Littlepage of McKinney, and Joshua Alan McKenney, son of Loraine Womack of Plano, plan to marry on August 19, 2000, at The Victorian House in Kaufman.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. She is a corporate recruiter for ExiUSA, Inc. of Dallas.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Allen High School and attended Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond, Okla. He is an asset coordinator for Hewlett Packard in Dallas.

McKenney (2) - Mrs. Joshua McKenney
formerly Julie Anne Littlepage
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 19, 2000
Julie Anne Littlepage of Dallas and Joshua Alan McKenney of Allen were united in marriage in a candlelight ceremony on Aug. 19, 2000, in a small white steepled chapel in a country setting in Kaufman. The couple was surrounded by immediate family members with close friends and the groom’s sister and the bride’s brother serving as attendants. Larry Pratt of Eliasville, cousin of the bride, officiated the double ring ceremony.
Parents of the bride are Mary Littlepage of Blue Ridge and Mr. and Mrs. James Littlepage of McKinney. Loraine Womack of Plano is the mother of the groom. Grandparents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Preston Pratt and Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Littlepage, all of Graham. Grandparents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Irving P. Smith of Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. Young of Overton and Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. McKenney of Bloomington, Minn.
The bride was escorted by her father and wore a designer gown of white matte satin. The princess-style gown featured an empire bodice outlined by bands of beads and crystals with tiny crystal and beaded straps. The skirt flowed to a semi-cathedral length train. Bands of beads and crystals flowed from a bow in the center back to the hemline. The cathedral veil featured small pearls and crystals. She carried a long-stemmed bouquet of dark pink and creme roses, yellow freshia and tiny accents of deep red sweetheart roses tied with a wide white satin bow with beaded pearl edges.
The maid of honor was Dawn Mays of Dallas. Bridesmaids were Michelle Hanson, sister of the groom of Kearney, Mo., Amy Andrews of Frisco, Tamara Avery of Wichita Falls and Mary Trcka of Dallas. They wore floor length cool royal blue gowns with spaghetti straps and carried long stemmed bouquets tied with sheer wide royal blue ribbon. They carried the same colors of roses and freshia as the bride.
The best man was Mitchell Long of Fort Worth. Groomsmen were James Littlepage, brother of the bride of San Antonio, Jeremy Soars and Carey Lee, both of Allen and Jason Murray of Dallas.
Ushers were Raymond Massey, of Wylie, cousin of the groom and Luis Villadiego of Dallas.
Pews were decorated with lanterns and bows, centered with creme roses. The front of the chapel featured white wicker baskets of gladiolas, roses, ferns and candelabras. An old fashioned archway was in the front center of the chapel, covered with ivy and mixed white flowers.
The wedding party walked from the chapel through a garden, a Victorian style gazebo, and a small bridge to the Victorian house on the grounds where they were joined by family and friends for a reception. Dr. Andrew Seigrist of Blue Ridge accompanied by The Carol West Trio. Later in the evening, Disc Jockey Chris Moore of Garland played favorite songs of the couple.
The bride is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. The groom is a graduate of Allen High School and attended Oklahoma Christian University at Edmond, Okla. where he played basketball and belonged to Sigma Chi. Both Mr. and Mrs. McKenney plan to continue studies in the computer field.
The groom and his mother hosted a buffet featuring Italian foods at The Victorian House after the rehearsal.
The couple left for a honeymoon at Niagara Falls and other points in New York and Canada. They will live in Dallas where the bride is employed at First Horizon as a Computer Department Coordinator and the groom is employed by Hewlett Packard as a customer relations coordinator.

McNeely - Stacy Denise Hooks and Clifford Arthur McNeely
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 4, 2000
Stacy Denise Hooks of Lewisville, daughter of Bob and Barbara Haley of Decatur, will marry Clifford Arthur McNeely of Lewisville, son of George and Bernice McNeely of Duncanville, on March 4.
Dr. Rusty Hedges will officiate and the Rev. George McNeely will assist in the ceremony at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 1993 graduate of Decatur High School and a 1997 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and public relations. She is a corporate trainer for MCI WorldCom Conferencing.
The prospective groom is a 1986 graduate of First Baptist Academy in Dallas and received a bachelor of arts degree from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. in 1991. He is pursuing graduate studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and is employed as an administrator at Teknion, LLC, a computer consulting firm in Arlington.

Meek - Wayne and Eva Meek
50th Wedding Anniversary March 31, 2000
Wayne and Eva Meek of Weatherford will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception April 1, 2000, at Bethel Baptist Church in Weatherford.
Hosts will be their children, Danny Meek of Tolar and Becky Woods of Weatherford.
The couple has six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Meek and the former Eva Faye Hudson were married March 31, 1950.
They are both retired from Lockheed Aircraft.
They are members of Bethel Baptist Church in Weatherford and the Cowtown Archery Club in Fort Worth.

Miller – Debra Rabalais and Benjamin Denny Miller
Marriage vows exchanged Dec 10, 1999
Debra Rabalais of Richland Hills and Benjamin Denny Miller of Paradise were married in a double-ring ceremony at the historic Wise County Courthouse in Decatur, Dec. 10, 1999. Judge Melton Cude presided.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Rabalais of North Richland Hills and Mrs. Janie Morris of Azle.
The groom is the son of Vista Carroll of Old Hickory, Tenn.
The couple plan to live in Paradise.

Millard - Angela Michele Adams and Phillip Terry Millard
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 3, 2000
Angela Michele Adams of Bridgeport, daughter of Lee and Bonnie Adams of Bowie and Phillip Terry Millard of Bridgeport, son of Terry and Bettie Millard of Hot Springs, Ark., have announced plans to marry on June 3, 2000, at the Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Gary Demmitt will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1991 Bowie High School graduate and a 1996 graduate of the University of Arlington. She is now a Spanish teacher at Paradise High School.
The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of Lake Hamilton High School in Hot Springs and a 1996 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas. He attends the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He currently ministers to students at the Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Milligan - Leslie and Kay Milligan
Fortieth wedding anniversary Aug. 6, 2000
Former Wise County residents Leslie and Kay Milligan of Azle celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a trip to a Granbury bed and breakfast given by their children, Suzanne and Woody Stewart and Sonya and Mark McClannahan. The couple was married Aug. 6, 1960 at Fundamental Baptist Church in Decatur by the Rev. Lester Singlton.
Milligan is employed at Parker Stratoflex in Fort Worth and his wife teaches at Lipstreu Elementary School in Springtown. They have two grandsons and one granddaughter.

Miner - Brenda Berube and Tommy Miner
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 29, 2000
Brenda Berube, daughter of Mark and Terry Berube of Decatur, and Tommy Miner, son of Thomas L. and Ann Miner of Decatur, plan to exchange marriage vows on July 29 at The Father's House in Decatur. Dewey Watson will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2000 Decatur High School graduate and will attend Weatherford College in the fall. She is an employee of the First National Bank of Texas.
The prospective groom is a 1998 Decatur High School graduate and will attend The University of North
Texas in the fall. He is employed at The Funimation Store in Decatur.

Miner (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nelson Miner
Marriage vows exchanged July 29, 2000
Brenda Ann Berube, daughter of Mark and Terry Berube of Decatur, and Thomas Nelson Miner, son of Thomas L. and Ann Miner of Decatur, were married July 29, 2000 at The Fathers House in Decatur. Rev. Dewey Watson officiated.
The bride was escorted by her father, Mark Berube.
She wore a strapless white satin Alfred Angelo gown with a beaded cuff top and a floor-length veil.
She carried a bouquet of white roses, white gardenias, white stephanotis and green ivy.
The matron of honor was Rachel Flake of Decatur, sister of the groom.
Bridesmaids were Sara Hopko of Big Lake, Minn. and Liz Cocanougher and Jessica Koontz, both of Decatur. They wore periwinkle floor-length satin dresses with chiffon overlay and an empire waist. They carried hand tied bouquets of aostero, delphinium, larkspur, baby’s breath, pink carnations and lillies.
The ringbearers were Adrian Berube of Bridgeport, nephew of the bride and Joseph Berube of Moundsview, Minn., cousin of the bride.
The best man was Mikel Coale.
Groomsmen were Kevin Flake of Decatur, brother-in-law of the groom and Nick Cornwell and J.D. Cornwell, both of Irving, cousins of the groom.
Ushers were Brian Berube of Fort Worth, Jeff Berube of Bridgeport and Tim Berube of Whidby Island, Wash., all brothers of the bride.
The guest book attendant was Beth Cherry of Decatur. Pianist was Amanda Reeves of Decatur. Soloist was Rebecca Buchanan of Decatur.
A reception given by the bride’s parents was held at The Club at Runaway Bay.
Following a wedding trip to Cozumel, the couple will live in Alvord.
The bride attended Midwestern State University and is employed at the First National Bank of Texas in Decatur.
The groom attended Midwestern State University and is employed at The Funimation Store in Decatur.

Mitchell, Ryan - Jamie Lynn Hendrickson and Ryan Hamilton Mitchell
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 3, 2000
Jamie Lynn Hendrickson of Decatur, daughter of Gary M. and Elaine Hendrickson of Morganfield, Ky., will marry Ryan Hamilton Mitchell of Decatur, son of Bill and Carol Bailey of Aurora, on June 3, 2000, at Patrick’s Place Inn in Sweet Springs, Mo.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo. She earned a bachelor of science degree and is employed with First Choice as a counselor in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom is also a 1999 graduate of Missouri Valley College.
He earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration and is employed with B&W Custom Trailers in Fort Worth.

Mitchell, Ryan (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Hamilton Mitchell
Marriage vows exchanged June 3, 2000
Jamie Lynn Hendrickson of Morganfield, Ky. and Ryan Hamilton Mitchell of Aurora exchanged marriage vows in a double ring ceremony June 3, 2000, at Patrick’s Place Inn in Sweet Springs, Mo.
Mark Gooden officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Gary Mike and Elaine Hendrickson of Morganfield.
The groom is the son of Bill and Carol Bailey of Aurora.
The bride was escorted by her father.
She wore a traditional white, sleeveless, floor-length gown of organza and lace with beaded bodice and jewel neckline.
The veil was a Venice lace comb.
She carried white roses and white hydrangeas with bells of Ireland in a hand tied bouquet.
Matron of honor was Anissa Asher of Uniontown, Ky.
Bridesmatron was Crissy Staley of Valdosta, Ga.
Bridesmaids were Lacey Massingill of Nashville, Ga., Jillian Pointer of Marshall, Mo. and Chelsey Ladd, cousin of the bride of Morganfield. They carried hand tied bouquets of wild flowers.
Best man was Clay Bailey, step-brother of the groom of Stephenville.
Groomsmen were Landon Mitchell, the groom’s brother of Fort Worth, John Hendrickson, the bride’s brother, of Morganfield, Carl Martin of Omaha, Neb. and Josh Brown of Marshall, Md.
Flower girls were Lindsey Bradley, cousin of the groom of Fort Worth and Alyssa Vittow, cousin of the bride of Uniontown, Ky.
Soloist was Leon Phillips of Marshall, Md.
A reception, given by Bob and Carol Levy, followed.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of Missouri Valley College with a B.S. in Human Service Management and Recreation Administration.
She is employed by the Salvation Army’s First Choice Program in Fort Worth.
The groom is a 1999 graduate of Missouri Valley College with a B.S. in business administration.
He is employed at B&W Custom Trailers, Inc. in Fort Worth.
After a wedding trip to Cancun, the couple live in Decatur.

Mitchell, Samuel - Tracy Renae Eubanks and Samuel Dale Mitchell
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 22, 2000
Tracy Renae Eubanks of Wichita Falls, daughter of J. R. and Saundra Eubanks of Bridgeport, will marry Samuel Dale Mitchell of Wichita Falls, son of Steve and Martha Mitchell of North Richland Hills, on July 22, 2000.
The Rev. Tom Rogers of Wichita Falls will officiate the ceremony at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She is obtaining a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls and will graduate in May, 2001. She is serving as a junior high youth intern for the First Presbyterian Church in Wichita Falls.
The prospective groom is a 1995 graduate of Richland High School and a 1999 graduate of Midwestern State University, where he received a BBA in marketing. He is the assistant coach for the Midwestern State men’s soccer team and is working toward a masters degree in business administration. He will graduate with a masters degree in May, 2001.

Mitchell, Samuel (2) - Mrs. Samuel Dale Mitchell
formerly Tracy Renae Eubanks
Marriage vows exchanged July 22, 2000
Tracy Renae Eubanks and Samuel Dale Mitchell, both of Wichita Falls, exchanged marriage vows in a double ring ceremony July 22, 2000, at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. Dr. Tom Rodgers of Grace Church in Wichita Falls officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Eubanks of Bridgeport and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Mitchell of Fort Worth.
The bride was escorted by her father.
The bride wore a designer gown, which was made of white Dulciana satin and featured a jewel neckline in front and plunging V-back, accented with a pleated Italian satin midriff sash. The sleeveless princess style gown flared into a full skirt with a detachable semi-cathedral train, accented with Italian pleated detailing around the edge of the skirt and train. The two-tier veil of white illusion was elbow length with a cut edge, fashioned with an elegant tiara of arching Swarvoski crystals, all accented with a white illusion cathedral-length veil piped in satin attached to a hidden comb. She carried a bouquet of ivory Virginia, cream Champagne and pale pink Anna roses together with Lily of the Valley, white winterberries and greenery.
Matron of honor was Charissa Steinruck of Wichita Falls. Bridesmatrons were Shea Eubanks, sister-in-law of the bride of Lewisville, Dara Jayne Ortman, sister of the groom of Moody and Tina VanHolbeck of Lewisville. Bridesmaid was Sarah Barstad of McKinney. They wore full-length two-piece designer gowns of Dulciana satin. They were champagne in color featuring straight necklines, small straps and a row of satin covered buttons down the back to the waist. The skirt was A-line and flared in style. They carried silk hand bouquets of large champagne tea roses and ivory curled roses, accented with ribbon in colors of ivory french satin, willow and goldenrod wine.
Best man was Steve Baker of Fort Worth. Groomsmen were Paulius Micikevicius of Winterpark, Fla., Jonathan Mitchell, brother of the groom of Fort Worth, Raleigh Smith of Fort Worth and Matthew Mitchell, brother of the groom of Longview.
Flower girl was Lindsey Walker, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Jon Walker of Decatur. Ushers were Chad Eubanks, brother of the bride of Lewisville, Kevin Ortman, brother-in-law of the groom of Moody, and Jon Sonnenberg of Plano.
Guest book attendant was Meghan Hull of Wichita Falls, organist was Karen McGraw, pianist was Pat McDonald, and the trumpet was played by Rick Driscoll, all of Bridgeport. Soloists were Susie Driscoll of Bridgeport and Steve Baker of Fort Worth.
A reception, given by the bride’s parents, was held at The Club at Runaway Bay. Servers were Madeline Eubanks, Megan Hull, Meredith Humphreys, all members of the bride’s junior high church youth group, of Wichita Falls, and Shelli Mauldin and Lindsay Montgomery of Bridgeport.
The bride is a 1996 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is attending Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. She will graduate in May 2001 with a degree in dental hygiene. She is employed as a junior high youth intern at the First Presbyterian Church in Wichita Falls. The groom is a 1995 graduate of Richland High School and a 1999 graduate of Midwestern State University where he received a BBA in marketing. He is working toward a master’s degree in business administration at MSU and will graduate in May 2001. He is employed by the Wichita Falls Federal Teachers Credit Union.
After a wedding trip to the Keystone Resort in Colorado, the couple will live in Wichita Falls.

Mohr - Tonya Rochelle Holt and Brian Jeffery Mohr
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 16, 2000
Tonya Rochelle Holt and Brian Jeffery Mohr, both of Decatur, will exchange marriage vows on Sept. 16, 2000, at the River of Life Church in Decatur.
She is the daughter of Ralph and Sharon Holt of Runaway Bay and Carolyn Beckham of Fort Worth.
He is the son of Greg and Janice Mohr of Decatur.
The groom’s father will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Mansfield High School and attended the University of North Texas.
She is employed at Kenneth Copeland Ministries.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and attended Tarrant County College.
He is employed at Global Technical Services as a recruiter/recruiting manager.

Monett - Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Ray Monett
Marriage vows exchanged July 28, 2000
Amy Nicole Crist and Kyle Ray Monett exchanged vows July 28, 2000, at Diamond Oaks Country Club in Fort Worth. Larry D. Crist Jr., brother of the bride, officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Larry and Celia Crist and Skip and Angela Howard, all of Fort Worth. The groom is the son of Roy and Gayle Monett of Bowie, formerly of Chico.
Grandparents of the bride are Kurt A. Meer, Ann Meer, Diane Meer and Helen Short of Fort Worth. Grandparents of the groom are Jim and Pauline Hodges of Chico.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents. She was escorted by her father and step-father. She wore a white empire waist wedding gown and elbow length veil. She carried a bouquet of cream colored roses.
The maids of honor were Kristy McNeill and Rebecca Loughry of Fort Worth. Bridesmaids were Stacy Leverette of Chico and Traist Crist of Fort Worth, sisters of the bride. The flower girl was Angela Howard of Fort Worth, niece of the bride.
The best man was Tye Foster of Decatur, formerly of Chico. Groomsmen were B.J. Leverette and Zane Richey, both of Chico and Brent Monett of Alvord, brother of the groom. The groom and groomsmen wore black tuxedos.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Shin-Dig Entertainment of Chico.
A dinner reception followed the ceremony.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Arlington High School and attended Tarrant County Junior College. She is employed at the University of North Texas Surgery Clinic of Fort Worth.
The groom is a 1996 graduate of Chico High School and attended Dallas Art Institute. He is employed by Hanson Aggregate of Chico as a quality control technician.
After a brief honeymoon the couple resides in Decatur.

Monschke - Jeri Lyn Wilson and Jarett Blake Monschke
Marriage vows exchanged Dec 18, 1999
Jeri Lyn Wilson of Bridgeport and Jarett Blake Monschke of Denton were married in a double ring ceremony Dec. 18, 1999, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Allen Bates of Victory Family Church officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Deborah Wilson of Bridgeport and the groom is the son of Larry and Ginny Monschke of North Richland Hills and Ken and Patty Jett of Denton.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore an ivory gown with a full tulle skirt and lace bodice with scattered pearls on the chapel-length train.
The bride carried a nosegay with blush pink and ivory roses, navy heather and lilies of the valley.
Maid of honor was Kelli Denti of Decatur and the bridesmatron was Jodye Brown of Bridgeport.
Bridesmaids were Amanda Jenkins and Amanda Atkins of Decatur and Jessie Wilson, niece of the bride, of Bridgeport.
The bridal party wore sleeveless, mauve dresses with empire waistlines and matching stoles. The dresses also included seed pearls in flower designs on the bodice.
The flower girl was Cameron Oakley, niece of the bride and daughter of Jason and Virginia Oakley, of Haltom City.
Candlelighter was Brandon Wilson, nephew of the bride, of Bridgeport and the ringbearer was Ethan Hilliard, cousin of the groom and son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hilliard of Denton.
The best man was Sgt. Justin Monschke, brother of the groom, of Clarksville, Tenn. and the groomsmen were Justin Jones of Denton and Jim Jolly of Lewisville.
Ushers were Jay Sappington of Arlington and Wade Smith, step-brother of the groom, of North Richland Hills.
Pianist was Sue Harris of Decatur and the soloist was Kelli Denti of Decatur.
A reception, hosted by the bride’s parents, followed in the church fellowship hall.
The couple plan a wedding trip to San Antonio and will reside in Kodiak, Alaska.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of Bridgeport High School, attended the University of North Texas and worked at Bealls Department Store in Decatur.
The groom graduated from Krum High School in 1998 and attended North Central Texas College. He is in the United States Coast Guard.

Montgomery - Valerie Pauline Kilgore and Donald Wayne Montgomery
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 17, 2001
Valerie Pauline Kilgore of Dallas, daughter of Paul and Patricia Kilgore of Kemp, will marry Donald Wayne Montgomery of Dallas, son of Ronnie and Sharon Montgomery of Decatur, on March 17, 2001. John Featherston will officiate the ceremony at Eagle Drive Baptist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Kemp High School and a 1998 graduate of Navarro College in Corsicana. She is employed at Public Service Plumbers in Dallas.
The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of Decatur High School and a 1998 graduate of Weatherford College. He is employed at Denton County Law Enforcement.

Moody - Harold E. (Jack) and Emajean (Jean) Moody
50th wedding anniversary April 1, 2000
Jack and Jean Moody of Paradise were to celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary with a reception on Saturday, April 15, 2000, in the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Paradise from 2 to 5 p.m.
The reception was hosted by their son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Teresa Moody and grandchildren, Joshua, Matthew and Bethany, all of Paradise.
Moody and the former Emajean Schkade of Albany were married April 1, 1950, at Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Worth.
He is a retired machinist and Quality Assurance Manager and he served in the Army during the Korean War. She is retired from the Bridgeport Hospital and Wackenhut Corrections.
They are members of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Bridgeport and have lived most of their married life in Paradise.

Moreland - Edward and LaVerne Moreland
50th wedding anniversary July 13, 2000
Edward and LaVerne Moreland of Rhome will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children.
The reception will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, at the Fellowship Hall of the Rhome Church of Christ.
Edward Moreland married LaVerne Jones in Clovis, New Mexico on July 13, 1950. He is a machinist and she is a homemaker. They attend the Rhome Church of Christ. Their children and spouses include Max and Earline Moreland of Bellaire, Shawn and Susan Moreland of Lumberton, Mark and Pam Moreland of Rhome and Mike and Dequette Evans of Buna. They have 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Morgan - Mary Kathlene Barnett and James Douglas Morgan
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 20, 2000
Mary Kathlene Barnett, daughter of Tom and Brenda Barnett of Decatur will marry James Douglas Morgan of Decatur, son of Jim Morgan of Fort Worth, on May 20, 2000.
Justice of the Peace Mark Autry will officiate the ceremony at The Club at Runaway Bay.

Morgan (2) - Mrs. James Douglas Morgan
formerly Mary Kathlene Barnett
Marriage vows exchanged May 20, 2000
Mary Kathlene Barnett and James Douglas Morgan, both of Decatur, were married May 20, 2000, in a double ring ceremony at The Club at Runaway Bay. Justice of the peace, Mark Autry, officiated.
The bride was escorted by her father, Tom Barnett.
The bride is the daughter of Tom and Brenda Barnett of Decatur. The groom is the son of Jim Morgan of Fort Worth.
The bride wore her mother’s wedding dress made by the bride’s maternal grandmother of bridal satin with an empire waist and high neck accented with tiny buttons and lace sleeves. Her headpiece of chapel length Chantilly lace was designed by her mother and grandmother to match the dress.
She carried a bouquet of white and wine colored baby roses with forrest green greenery and ribbons to match, designed by the bride and her mother.
Maid of honor was Erin Barnett, sister of the bride, of Decatur. She wore a knee length forrest green satin dress with wine colored ribbon at the empire waist.
Musical entertainment for the ceremony and reception was provided by Thomas Hendrix, cousin of the bride, of Paradise.
A reception given by the bride’s parents was held at The Club at Runaway Bay. Servers were Dona Barnett, aunt of the bride, and Mandy Read, cousin of the bride, both of Paradise.
After a weekend getaway, the couple is living in Decatur.

Muncy - Mandi Edwards and Jimmy Muncy
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 13, 2000
Mandi Edwards, daughter of Dennis Edwards of Greenwood and Debbie Edwards of Slidell will marry Jimmy Muncy, son of Lee and Penny Muncy of Slidell, on May 13, 2000.
The wedding will be at the First Baptist Church in Slidell.

Munn - Misty LaDawn Smith and Kevin Wayne Munn
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 4, 2000
Misty LaDawn Smith, daughter of Misty Roper of Bedford and Burl Roper of Tulia will marry Kevin Wayne Munn, son of Ronald and Barbara Munn of Bridgeport, on Nov. 4, 2000.
The wedding will be at the Runaway Bay Community Church in Runaway Bay.
The bride-elect is employed at the City of Coppell and the prospective groom is employed at TripMaster Corporation in Arlington.

Munn (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Wayne Munn
Marriage vows exchanged Nov. 4, 2000
Misty LaDawn Smith of Bedford and Kevin Wayne Munn of Fort Worth exchanged double ring wedding vows Nov. 4, 2000, at the Runaway Bay Community Church. Gary Smith performed the 4 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Burl Roper of Tulia and Misty Roper of Bedford. The groom’s parents are Ronnie and Barbara Munn of Bridgeport.
The bride was escorted by her father. LeAndra Matney of Runaway Bay, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Jamie Shavwer of Euless was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Brooke Matney, the bride’s niece of Runaway Bay and Heather Allen, the groom’s cousin of Jacksboro.
Brittany Smith, of Bedford, daughter of the bride was flower girl. Colton Allen of Jacksboro, cousin of the groom was ringbearer.
Charles Munn of Fort Worth was his brother’s best man. Groomsman was Aaron Munn of Bridgeport, nephew of the groom. Usher was Jason Matney of Runaway Bay. nephew of the bride. Guest book attendants were Missy Piano and Brittany Shavwer, both of Euless.
Music was provided by Micajean Holland, pianist, of Jacksboro and Les Davidson, soloist of Chico.
The bride’s parents hosted a reception at the Runaway Bay Community Center.
Following a wedding trip to Eureka Springs, Ark., the couple lives in Bedford.
The bride graduated from Chico High School and attended West Texas A&M University in Canyon. She is employed by the City of Coppell. The groom, a graduate of Bridgeport High School, is employed by Tripp Master.

Murphy - Kelli Jo Burns and Joseph Trent Murphy
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 16, 2000
Kelli Jo Burns, daughter of Joann Burns of Fort Worth and the late Leo Burns, and Joseph Trent Murphy of Euless, son of Joe and Ladora Murphy of Bridgeport, will exchange marriage vows on Dec. 16, 2000, at the Northeast Wedding Chapel in Hurst. The Rev. Mark Mason will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary studies. She is employed at Keller ISD as a special education teacher.
The prospective groom is a graduate of The University of North Texas with a bachelor of business administration in finance. He is employed at Weblink Wireless as a financial analyst.

Nivens - Melissa Katherine Majka and Clint Elliott Nivens
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 7, 2000
Melissa Katherine Majka, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Majka of Bridgeport will marry Clint Elliott Nivens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Nivens of Alvord, on Oct. 7, 2000.
The wedding will be at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 1994 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 1998 graduate of Texas A&M University-Commerce with a bachelor of arts degree. She is employed as a junior high English teacher at Alvord.
The prospective groom is a 1994 graduate of Alvord High School. He attended West Texas A&M University and the University of North Texas. He is employed at Hydracoil in Bridgeport.

Nivens (2) - Mrs. Clint Elliott Nivens
formerly Melissa Katherine Majka
Marriage vows exchanged Oct. 7, 2000
Melissa Katherine Majka of Bridgeport and Clint Elliott Nivens of Alvord were united in marriage on Oct. 7, 2000, at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Catholic Church in Decatur. Rev. Robert Wilson officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Majka of Bridgeport. She is the granddaughter of Lorene Majka of Arlington and the late Walter Majka and the late Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Prine.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Nivens. He is the grandson of Ann Nivens and the late J.W. Nivens and Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Elliott, all of Alvord.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a Galina ball gown of silk shantung. The bodice featured off-the-shoulder straps and pearl beaded Alecon lace detailing. The full box-pleated skirt with a pearl embroidered lace hem fell to a chapel-length train.
She carried a bouquet of white rosebuds along with a lace handkerchief that belonged to her great-grandmother.
Maid of honor was Tennille Cox of Decatur. Bridesmaids were Amy Erwin of Dallas, April Lockhart of Nacagdoches, Catherine Nivens of Alvord, Staci Crim of Murphy and Rebecca Majka of Arlington. They wore floor-length dresses of golden yellow satin and carried bouquets of leonida roses.
Best man was Cody Parker, cousin of the groom, of Alvord. Groomsmen were B.J. Carlton of Eastland, Adam Robinson of Houston, Russell Read of Paradise, Charles Majka of Bridgeport and Matt McGuire of Aledo.
Flower girl was Katie Samples of Keller. Ringbearer was Logan Enis of Alvord. Brent Williams, cousin of the bride and Dustin Krebs served as candlelighters.
Members of the house party were Amanda Clark, Jessica French, Amy Hiler, Jammie Parker and Jenny Read.
Wedding music was provided by DeAnn Nivens of Alvord. Scripture readings were given by Elizabeth Mahaffey of Farmers Branch.
A buffet reception and dance followed the ceremony in the parish hall of the church.
The bride received her degree in English from Texas A&M Commerce, where she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. Following graduation, she traveled for Kappa Delta as a national consultant. She is employed by Alvord ISD as a middle school English teacher.
The groom attended West Texas A&M University where he played football for the Buffaloes. He is employed by Hydracoil in Bridgeport.
Following a wedding trip to Fredericksburg, the couple will reside in Bridgeport.

O’Neal - Angela Devon Nichols and Bronze Adam O’Neal
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 24, 2000
Angela Devon Nichols, daughter of Gaylynn and Penny Wheelis of Alvord and Joseph Nichols of Albuquerque, N.M., will marry Bronze Adam O’Neal, son of Bob and Beverly O’Neal of Martinsburg, Pa. on Nov. 24, 2000, at the First Baptist Church in Alvord. The Rev. Ken Hering will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Alvord High School and is currently stationed in Monterey, Calif. at the Defense Language Institute. She is training to be a Serbian-Croatian linguist for the U.S. Army intelligence.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Central High School in Martinsburg, Pa. A graduate of the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, he is currently stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, continuing his training as a Russian linguist for the U.S. Army intelligence.
They will be stationed in Germany following their training.

Offill - Mr. and Mrs. Randy William Offill
Marriage vows exchanged Nov. 11, 2000
Melissa Ann Munn and Randy William Offill exchanged wedding vows on Nov. 11, 2000, in a private candlelight ceremony at The White House in Springtown. The Rev. Gary Demmitt of Pleasant View Baptist Church, performed the double ring ceremony.
Tricia Sanford of Grapevine was matron of honor.
A reception and dinner followed the ceremony at Michael’s in Fort Worth.
The bride, daughter of Melvin and Jeannie McComis of Bridgeport, is a CPA, employed as controller for Richard Carr Construction Co. in Fort Worth. The groom, son of Clara Offill of Dallas, is a structural engineer and partner of Carter & Burgess of Fort Worth.
Following a wedding trip to Eureka Springs, Ark., the couple will live in Bridgeport.

Oliver - Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Keith Oliver
Marriage vows exchanged Nov. 18, 2000
Amanda Michelle Criswell of Arlington and Ryan Keith Oliver of Mansfield were married Nov. 18, 2000, at South Oaks Baptist Church in Mansfield.
Rev. Chris Hoover officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Scott and Jennifer Criswell of Arlington, the granddaughter of Isabel and Mac McCrary of Runaway Bay and the Great granddaughter of Thomas Carruthers of Scotland.
The groom is the son of Randy and Jan Oliver of Mansfield.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore her mother’s wedding gown of white Chantilly lace embroidered with tiny pearls.
Her headband was made of tulle accented with burgundy and navy satin roses and pearls.
She carried a bouquet of burgundy carnations and white baby’s breath with navy ribbons.
The maid of honor was Courtney Criswell of Arlington, sister of the bride. Bridesmaid was Kristin Oliver of Mansfield, sister of the groom.
They wore long navy satin formal gowns trimmed in navy lace accented with matching bows. They carried bouquets of burgundy carnations and baby’s breath accented with navy ribbons.
The flower girl was Haley Floyd, cousin of the bride, daughter of Marc and Cindy Floyd.
Candlelighter was Von Floyd of The Colony, uncle of the bride.
Ringbearer was Nicholas Criswell, brother of the bride, son of Scott and Jan Criswell of Arlington.
Best man was Jerry Tyson of Mansfield. Groomsman was Von Floyd of The Colony, uncle of the bride.
Pianist was Marjorie Criswell, grandmother of the bride.
A reception, given by the bride’s parents, was held at South Oaks Fellowship Hall in Mansfield.
Servers were Rachel and Tiffany Floyd of The Colony, cousins of the bride.
Following a wedding trip to Dallas the couple will live in Mansfield.
The bride is a 2000 graduate of Mansfield High School. She is a student at TCC of Arlington.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of Mansfield High School. He works at Pier I Imports and attends TCC of Arlington.

Parker - Mr. and Mrs Brent Wilson Parker
Marriage vows exchanged March 18, 2000
Cynthia Petermeier of Carrollton and Brent Wilson Parker of Euless were married March 18 in an outdoor double ring ceremony on the Pacific Ocean in Honolulu, Hawaii. A non-denominational minister from New Zealand performed the ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her father, Gary Petermeier.
The bride is the daughter of Gary and Charlotte Petermeier of Allen and the groom is the son of Donnie and Judy Parker of Alvord.
The bride wore a white satin gown with a bodice covered in seed pearls and sequins. The skirt had gathers in the back and was centered with a bow. It fell to a cathedral train and the halo headpiece was lace with seed pearls and tulle.
She carried a bouquet of pink and white roses. The bride and groom were both presented with traditional white plumeria leis by the minister.
The maid of honor was LaToya Petermeier, daughter of the bride. She wore a pink floral dress with a high waist accented with pink ribbon. She also had fresh flowers in her hair.
The ringbearer was Parker Laborn Hicks, nephew of the groom and son of Larry and Donnette Hicks of Alvord. The best man was Donnie Parker, father of the groom.
Music included a ukulele and a traditional Hawaiian wedding song.
The bride’s parents hosted a reception at the New Otoni Kamani Hotel.
The couple’s wedding trip was to Kawaii. They plan to live in Euless.
The bride is an Allen High School graduate and she works at Zurich, U.S.
The groom graduated from Decatur High School and Tarleton State University. He is employed at Highlands Insurance Company.

Partney - Kathryn Lynn Kievit and Greg Alan Partney
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 31, 2000
Kathryn Lynn Kievit of Tulsa, Okla., daughter of Kathryn Kievit of Bridgeport and Donald J. Kievit Jr. of Paradise, will marry Greg Alan Partney of Tulsa, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Partney of Tulsa, on Dec. 31, 2000, at Faith United Methodist Church in Tulsa.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Paradise High School and Texas A&M University. She is a development specialist at the American Heart Association in Tulsa.
The prospective groom is a data process analyst at Delphi Automotive Engineering in Tulsa.

Pegues - Godfrey and Mildred Pegues
60th wedding anniversary March 30, 2000
Godfrey and Mildred Pegues of Newark celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary with a dinner prepared in their home by their children, Rodney Pegues of Newark, Gary Pegues of Azle and Marsha Mason of Chico and their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pegues and the former Mildred Johnston were married March 30, 1940, in Fort Worth.
He is retired from General Dynamics. She is a homemaker.
They are both members of the Church of Christ.
He is a member of the Newark Library Board and is involved in local politics and the Northwest school district as well as community activities. He attends historical society meetings, works part-time with his son in metal fabricating and also does gardening at home.
She attends a weekly ladies Bible class and luncheon, is involved in gardening and canning and cooking. She attends the ladies auxiliary and her Italian Cream Cake is always requested for their annual fund-raiser. At Halloween children of all ages look forward to her popcorn balls.

Pickett - Lindsay Heddins and Michael Wayne Pickett
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 30, 2000
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Heddins of Carrollton announce the engagement and impending marriage of their daughter, Lindsay, to Michael Wayne Pickett, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Pickett of Boyd, on Sept. 30, 2000 at the Farmers Branch Historical Church in Farmers Branch.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs Edward G. Bender of Carrollton. The prospective bride-elect’s grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Bender of Carrollton and Mr. and Mrs. Cloyce Heddins of Bowie.

Pond - Jennifer Lee Randolph and Kevin Ray Pond
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 21, 2000
Kevin Ray Pond of Irving and Jennifer Lee Randolph of Boyd were united in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 21, 2000, at the Irving City Hall. Justice of the Peace Robert A. Whitney officiated the ceremony.
The groom is the son of Sandie and Johnny Pond of Boyd. The bride is the daughter of Susan and Charles Randolph of Boyd.
The bride wore a pale blue chiffon dress with a pale blue slip, in a Chinese style with a Mandarin collar, made by the groom’s mother.
The bride’s flowers were purple and white and were made by the bride’s mother.
Relatives of the couple attended the ceremony.
The groom is a 1999 graduate of Boyd High School and is attending DeVry Institute of Technology. He is employed at DeVry.
The bride is also a 1999 graduate of Boyd High School. She is currently attending the University of Dallas and is employed at Honda Finance.
The couple will take a wedding trip later this year.

Porter - Tara Ann Boedecker and Brad Alden Porter
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 15, 2000
Tara Ann Boedecker of Decatur, daughter of Edward and Nancy Boedecker of Lewisville, and Brad Alden Porter of Decatur, son of Jerry and Debi Porter of Decatur and Vic Shull of Euless, plan to marry on July 15, 2000, at the Little Chapel in the Woods in Denton. Dickie Amyx of Boliver Baptist Church will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1995 graduate of Lewisville High School and a 1999 graduate of Texas Woman's University with a bachelor of science degree in communication sciences and disorders. She will receive a masters degree from TWU in July in the education of the deaf and hard of hearing.
The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of Ponder High School and is a licensed plumber for Progressive Plumbing Services in Decatur.

Potter - Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lee Potter Jr.
Marriage vows exchanged April 28, 2000
Rebekah Ruth Osborn of Decatur and Richard Lee Potter Jr., son of Richard Lee and Karen Potter of Decatur, were married in a double-ring ceremony at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Alvord on April 28, 2000.
The Rev. Ron Byrd officiated and the bride was escorted by her father, Randal K. Osborn.
The bride, daughter of Randal K. Osborn and the late Mary Ruth Osborn, wore a gown of white satin. It was overlayed with sheer material and accentuated with flowers and appliques featuring pearls. The lace bodice featured a sweetheart neckline and had a fitted waist. Her veil fell from a band of embroidered flowers bound with white satin.
She carried white roses and carnations with a blue and white ribbon.
The matron of honor was Amanda Harper, sister of the groom. The flower girl was Lillie Harper Denton, niece of the groom and daughter of Kaitlyn Lillis of Decatur.
The best man was Mark Balke of Decatur, the bride’s brother. The usher was Ryan Osborn of Decatur, pianist was Ruth Pearce of Decatur.
The reception, given by the groom’s mother and aunt, was held at the Fellowship Hall at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Servers were Rachel Russell and Barbara Osborn, the bride’s grandmother.
The couple will live in Pensacola, Fla.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of Decatur High School and the groom is a 1999 graduate of Cates High School.
The groom is currently serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Pressley - Angela Dawn Carlton and Elvis Pressley Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 17, 2000
Angela Dawn Carlton, daughter of Terry and Judy Carlton of Bridgeport, will marry Elvis Pressley Jr., son of Kathy and Elvis Pressley Sr. of Springtown, on June 17, 2000. The wedding will be at the First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport and the Rev. Johnny Irish will officiate.
The bride-elect, a 1997 graduate of Bridgeport High School, is a student at Texas Woman’s University and is majoring in elementary education.
The prospective groom, a 1996 BHS graduate, is employed at Pioneer.

Pressley (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Elvis Pressley
Marriage vows exchanged June 17, 2000
Angela Dawn Carlton, daughter of Terry and Judy Carlton, and Elvis Franklin Pressley, son of Elvis and Kathy Pressley, exchanged marriage vows on June 17 at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Johnny Irish officiated.
The bride was escorted by her father.
Matron of honor was Aimee Maddux, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Michelle Ezell, Candice Brazier, Sabrina Pressley and Chawmarie Pressley. Junior bridesmaids were Audra Hart and Lindsey Walker. Flower girls were Lauren Hart and Lauren Stowers.
Best man was Ricky Pressley, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Monty Shawn, Pete Hart, Jeff Riordan and John Maddux. Ushers were James Brogan and Nathan Byers. Candlelighters were Brian Hart and Mason Bridwell.
Special music was provided by harpists Margaret Atkinson and Carmelina Holloway. Flutist was Michelle Schumann and soloist was Judy Conger. Guest book attendant was Morgan Bridwell and wedding coordinator was Linda Bridwell.
A reception, hosted by the bride’s parents, was held at The Club at Runaway Bay.
The bride is a student at Texas Woman’s University and the groom is employed at Pioneer.
After a trip to Cancun, the couple is living in Bridgeport.

Pruett - Mandy DeAnn Read and John E. Pruett
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 18, 2000
Mandy DeAnn Read, daughter of Rick and Leda Read of Paradise will marry John E. Pruett, son of Gene and Angie Pruett of Granbury and Cindy Hargrove of Spring Branch, Nov. 18, 2000, at the Bible Baptist Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Bill Higgins will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Paradise High School and a 1999 graduate of Tarleton State University.
The prospective groom is a 1994 graduate of Granbury High School. Both are employed in Granbury.

Pruett (2) - Mr. and Mrs. John E. Pruett
Marriage vows exchanged Nov. 18, 2000
Mandy DeAnn Read and John E. Pruett were married Nov. 18, 2000, at the Bible Baptist Church in Bridgeport. Rev. Bill Higgins officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Rick and Leda Read of Paradise. The groom is the son of Gene and Angie Pruett of Granbury and Cindy Hargrove of Spring Branch.
The bride was escorted by her father, Rick Read. She wore a gown featuring a sweetheart shaped neckline with cap sleeves. The bodice was adorned with sequins and pearls and the skirt flowed to an extended cathedral-length train featuring elaborate lace. She wore a crown-shaped tiara accented with sequins and pearls that held a chapel-length layered veil. She carried a bouquet of multicolored roses and rosebuds tied with a white satin ribbon.
The maid of honor was Bobbi Kral of Stephenville. Bridesmaids were Colette Barrilleaux and Terri Woodward, both of Stephenville. They wore plum colored sleeveless satin two-piece A-line gowns with a satin wrap and carried a miniature version of the bride’s bouquet.
Flower girl was Taylor Oates, daughter of Pat and Cristi Oates of Bridgeport. Ringbearer was Cason Mitchum, cousin of the bride and the son of Brad and Cathy Mitchum of Runaway Bay.
The best man was Jeremy Holderness of Austin. Groomsmen were Karl Culp and Jeff Nelson, both of Granbury. Ushers were Brian Read of Paradise, brother of the bride and Robert Mitchum of Bridgeport, cousin of the bride.
Music was provided by Scott Sheppard of Arlington.
After a honeymoon in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, the couple live in Granbury.

Read - Nancy Alison Gardner and Brian Trent Read
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 19, 2000
Nancy Alison Gardner, daughter of Joe and Ann Gardner of Chico, and Brian Trent Read, son of Rick and Leda Read of Paradise, will exchange marriage vows Aug. 19 at the First Baptist Church in Cottondale.
The Rev. Charles Pugh will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Bridgeport High School and attends the University of North Texas. She is employed at Ray Aaron Insurance Agency.
The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Paradise High School and is employed at Wise Electric Co-op.

Read (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Brian Trent Read
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 19, 2000
Nancy Alison Gardner of Chico, daughter of Joe and Ann Gardner of Chico, and Brian Trent Read of Paradise, son of Rick and Leda Read of Paradise, were married Aug. 19, 2000 at the First Baptist Church in Cottondale. Rev. Charles Pugh officiated.
The bride was escorted by her father, Joe Gardner. She wore a contemporary white gown featuring spaghetti straps with a scoop neckline and a corset bodice adorned with Alencon lace with pearls and sequins. The Basque waist fell into a full tulle ball-length skirt with scattered Alencon lace appliques. The dress had a chapel-length train. The bride wore a cathedral length veil.
She carried a bouquet of white hydrangeas, gardenias and calla lilies with blush colored rosebuds and purple freesia.
Matron of honor was Jenny Read of Paradise.
Bridesmaids were Shelly Tackel of Bridgeport and Mandy Read, sister of the groom, of Paradise. They wore periwinkle spaghetti strap satin A-line ballgowns with matching chiffon scarfs and carried nosegays of blue and blush hydrangea and blush rosebuds.
Flower girl was Kaila Frank, daughter of Richard and Phillis Frank of Springtown.
Ringbearers were Sam Sheppard and Will Shappard, newphews of the bride and sons of Scott and D’Layna Sheppard of Arlington.
Best man was Clint Cox of Paradise.
Groomsmen were Russell Read of Paradise and Trey McKinnon of Decatur.
Ushers were Josh Bain of Decatur and John Pewitt of Granbury.
Pianist was Scott Sheppard of Arlington.
A reception given by Joe and Ann Gardner, parents of the bride, was held after the ceremony at the First Baptist Church of Cottondale. Servers were Rachel Burgin, Meridith Meyers, Kriste Meyers and Melanie Colbert, Amanda Sheppard and Brittany Sheppard.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of Bridgeport High School and currently attends the University of North Texas. She is also employed at Ray Aaron Insurance.
The groom is a 1999 graduate of Paradise High School and is employed by Wise Electric Coop.

Reed - Gene and Faye Reed
40th wedding anniversary Feb. 13, 2000
Gene and Faye Reed of Decatur will celebrate their fortieth wedding anniversary with a reception at their home in Decatur on Feb. 13, 2 to 4 p.m. They were married Feb. 12, 1960, at the Aurora Baptist Church.

Reynolds - Jennifer Kaye Erwin and Gardner Allen Reynolds
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 8, 2000
Jennifer Kaye Erwin and Gardner Allen Reynolds, both of Bridgeport, have announced plans to marry on July 8, 2000, at the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. The Rev. Bill Dye will officiate.
The bride-elect, daughter of Tony Erwin of Boyd and Janet Erwin of League City, is a 1993 graduate of Boyd High School and works at the Family Clinic in Bridgeport.
The prospective groom, son of Bill and Elizabeth Reynolds of Runaway Bay, is a 1999 graduate of Midwestern State University and is employed at Bridgeport ISD as a teacher and coach.

Reynolds (2) - Jennifer Kaye Erwin and Gardner Allen Reynolds
Marriage vows exchanged July 8, 2000
Jennifer Kaye Erwin of Bridgeport, daughter of Tony Erwin of Boyd and Janet Erwin of League City and Gardner Allen Reynolds of Bridgeport, son of Bill and Elizabeth Reynolds of Runaway Bay were united in marriage on July 8, 2000, at the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
Dr. Bill Dye officiated the ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her father and wore a sleeveless white satin gown with sequins on the bodice. The mid-length veil featured a white satin bun wrap covered with sequins. She carried an arrangement of white roses, navy gladiolas, baby’s breath and greenery.
The maid of honor was Krisha Dalton of Decatur. Bridesmatrons were Brandi Taylor of Boyd and Janet Dannheim of Denton. Bridesmaid was Crystal Thompson of Abilene. They wore navy floor-length gowns with silver and rhinestone necklaces and earrings. They carried single white roses with navy and silver ribbons.
The flower girl was Morgan Taylor, daughter of Scott and Brandi Taylor of Boyd. Candlelighters were Jason Holmes and Cody Slater. The ringbearer was Dillon Callaway, son of Greg and Denise Callaway of Whitney.
The best man was Billy Reynolds, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Ryan Reynolds, brother of the groom, of Abilene, Ryan Erwin of Bowie, brother of the bride and Lance Erwin of Boyd, brother of the bride.
Ushers were Jason Holmes of Decatur and Cody Slater of Wichita Falls. The guest book attendant was Erin Seaholm of San Antonio, cousin of the groom and the pianist was Janie Newton of Bridgeport.
The reception, given by the families of the bride and groom was at The Club at Runaway Bay. Servers were Denise Callaway of Whitney, sister of the groom and Tracy Brewer of Eagle Lake, cousin of the groom.
The couple honeymooned with a Caribbean Cruise. They will live in Bridgeport.
The bride is a 1993 graduate of Boyd High School and is employed at the Family Clinic. The groom graduated from Midwestern State University in 1999 and is a teacher and coach with the Bridgeport ISD.

Rieger - Marie Ellen Guest and Eric Saxon Rieger
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 3, 2000
Marie Ellen Guest of Lubbock and Eric Saxon Rieger of Houston have announced plans to marry June 3, 2000, at the First United Methodist Church of Decatur. The Rev. Joe Ed Goolsby of Terrell will officiate.
The bride-elect, daughter of Lee and Steve Kistler of Odessa, is employed at Don Pablos and will graduate with a degree in marketing from Texas Tech this month. She is a 1995 graduate of Borger High School.
The prospective groom, son of Sally and Tim Rieger of Decatur, graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in zoology. He is now operations manager of Raider Express in Houston. He is a 1994 Gainesville High School graduate.

Rieger (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Eric Saxon Rieger
Marriage vows exchanged June 3, 2000
Marie Ellen Guest of League City, daughter of Steven and Lee Kistler of Odessa, and Eric Saxon Rieger, son of Tim and Sally Rieger of Decatur, exchanged marriage vows in a double ring ceremony, June 3, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Joe Ed Goolsby of the First United Methodist Church in Terrell officiated.
Maid of honor was Ann Kistler, sister of the bride of Houston. Bridesmatron was Somer Heard McCormick of Denton. Bridesmaids were Stacy Kearnen and Sara Comerford, both of Lubbock.
Flower girl was Brooke Kistler, niece of the bride of Vicksburg, Miss. Candlelighters were Tanner Searight, cousin of the groom of Bedford and Brittan Kistler, nephew of the bride of Vicksburg. Ringbearer was Chris Kistler, nephew of the bride of Houston.
Best man was Chris Pharr of Clear Lake. Groomsmen were Brad Rieger, brother of the groom of Decatur, Ryan Morris of Irving and Jon Henley of Denton. Ushers were Scott Willis of Austin, Keil Bowden of College Station, Romeo Kistler, brother of the bride of Abilene and Lee Kistler, brother of the bride of Vicksburg.
Guest book attendants were Jim Jodal of Dallas and Whitney Searight, cousin of the groom of Belton. Organist was Cherisa York of Bowie and soloists were Cory Cheatham and Nancy Moore of Gainesville.
A reception was held at The Club at Runaway Bay. Servers were Kelly Searight of Bedford and Susan Searight of Belton, aunts of the groom.
The bride is a 1995 Borger High School graduate and a May 2000 Texas Tech University graduate. She is employed with Premio PC Computers. The groom is a 1994 Gainesville High School graduate and a December 1998 graduate of Texas Tech University. He is employed as operations manager with Raider Express.
Following a wedding trip to Jamaica the couple will live in League City.

Rivera - Yvette Noriega and Thomas Rivera
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 8, 2000
Yvette Noriega, daughter of Juan and Susanna Noriega of Saginaw will marry Thomas Rivera, son of Alberto and Ester Rivera of Bridgeport on April 8, 2000.
The wedding will be at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect is a 1991 graduate of Boswell High School in Saginaw. She is an accounts payable specialist for Kitty Charters at DFW Airport.
The prospective groom is a 1991 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is the manager of Alvord Building Center.

Rivera (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lee Rivera
Marriage vows exchanged April 8, 2000
Yvette Noriega and Thomas Lee Rivera, both of Bedford, were married April 8, 2000 in a double ring ceremony at St. John The Apostle Catholic Church in North Richland Hills. The Rev. King of St. John officiated.
The bride was escorted by her parents, Juan and Susana Noriega of Saginaw.
The groom is the son of Alberto and Ester Rivera of Bridgeport.
The bride wore a fully beaded, white pearl wedding gown with a long satin train and pearl beaded headpiece and veil.
Her bouquet was of mauve, peach and white flowers, surrounded by greenery, and gold ribbon and beads.
Matron of honor was Maria Noriega, sister-in-law of the bride, of Saginaw. Bridesmatron was Becky Derbyshire of Arlington. Bridesmaid was Stefani Chapa, the bride's cousin, of Arlington. They wore full-length gold gowns and carried mauve, peach and white flowers with greenery.
Flower girls were cousins of the bride; Ciara Gonzales, daughter of Carlos and Dora Gonzales and Samantha Olivarez, daughter of Joe and Ruby Olivarez, all of Roma. Ringbearer was Adrian Rivera, son of Adrian and Ana Rivera of Bridgeport.
Best man was Alberto Rivera, brother of the groom, of Bridgeport. Groomsmen were Johnny Noriega, the bride's brother, of Saginaw and Cesar Rivera, the groom's cousin, of Bridgeport. Ushers were Jr. Patino of Bridgeport and Tony Vance, the bride's cousin, of Clio, Mich.
Guest book attendant was Crystal Guerra of Roma and organist was Gene Bourland.
A reception, given by the bride's parents, was held at the Masonic Temple in downtown Fort Worth.
The couple took a wedding trip to Caesars Pocono Resorts in Pennsylvania. They plan to live in Blue Mound.
The bride is a Boswell High School graduate and has attended Tarrant County Junior College. She is employed by Kitty Hawk Charters Inc.
The groom is a Bridgeport High School graduate and has attended The University of North Texas. He is employed by Bridgeport Building Center.

Russell, Carl - Mrs. Carl Russell
formerly Diane Tackel
Marriage vows exhanged Feb. 19, 2000
Diane Tackel and Carl Russell were married Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, in Las Vegas, Nev.
The bride is the daughter of Sonny and Sue Tackel of Bridgeport. She is a graduate of Bridgeport High School where she was also a former teacher. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and is pursuing a master’s degree at Texas Woman’s University. She is an elementary school counselor in Azle ISD.
The groom is the son of Lindy Russell and Ethel Russell, both of Lake Worth. He is a graduate of Azle High School and the University of North Texas. He is Vice-President of the First Bank in Azle.
The couple plans to live in Fort Worth.

Russell, T.J. - Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Russell
Marriage vows exchanged May 21, 2000
Chrystal Dawn Landers of Boyd and T.J. Russell of Azle were married May 21, 2000, in a single ring ceremony at the A&M Gardens in Azle. Jeremiah Simms officiated.
The bride was escorted by her father, Mark Landers. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Tomara Landers of Boyd and the groom is the son of Tommy and Cherie Russell of Azle.
The bride wore an ivory wedding gown with a fresh floral halo of flowers. She carried a bouquet of fresh lavender and mint flowers.
Matron of honor was Marque Landers, sister of the bride, of Boyd. Maid of honor was Kendra Russell, sister-in-law of the bride, of Azle. Junior bridesmaid was Madison Russell, the bride’s sister-in-law, of Azle. They wore lavender and mint dresses and carried fresh flowers. Best man was John Jacobs of Azle. Groomsman was Allen Russell, the groom’s uncle, of Azle.
The couple’s parents hosted a reception at the VFW in Azle. The couple took a wedding trip to Fort Worth. They plan to live in Azle.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Boyd High School. The groom is a 1996 graduate of Azle High School.

Schagren - Robin Moody and Jeff Schargren
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 17, 2001
Robin Moody and Jeff Schagren, both of Grapevine, will exchange marriage vows March 17, 2001, at the Las Colinas Country Club. Rhett Payne will officiate.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Robert and Carolyn Moody of Runaway Bay and the granddaughter of Arese Malcolm of Decatur. The prospective groom is the son of Maurice and Harriet Schagren of Brooklyn, N.Y.
A 1990 graduate of Bridgeport High School, the bride-elect received a paralegal certificate from the University of North Texas. She is executive secretary for Jackson Walker, L.L.P. in Dallas. Schagren earned a B.A. in journalism from New York University and a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. He is senior corporate attorney for LaQuinta Inns Inc. in Irving.

Shannon – Crystal Green and Shiloh Shannon
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 20, 2000
Crystal Green of San Angelo, daughter of David and Penny Green of Dumas, will marry Shiloh Shannon of San Angelo, son of Paul and Kieron Diffenderfer of Bridgeport and David Shannon of Paradise, on May 20, 2000.
The wedding will be at the Calvary Baptist Church in Dumas.
The bride-elect graduated from Dumas High School in 1997 and attends Angelo State University where she is majoring in psychology and minoring in Criminal Justice Administration. She will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in May, 2001.
The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Bridgeport High School. He also attends Angelo State University, majoring in accounting. He will graduate with a bachelor’s  and a master’s degree in May, 2001.

Shannon (2) - Mrs. Shiloh Shannon (formerly Crystal Green)
Marriage vows exchanged May 20, 2000

Crystal Green and Shiloh Shannon, both of San Angelo were married in a double-ring ceremony at Calvary Baptist Church in Dumas on Saturday, May 20, 2000, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Bill Austin of Amarillo officiated. The bride, daughter of David and Penny Green of Dumas was escorted by her father. The groom is the son of Kieron and Paul Diffenderfer and David Shannon, all of Bridgeport.
The bride wore a designer gown, which was made of candlelight, regal Italian satin and featured a scalloped neckline in the front and back. The gown was sleeveless and off-the-shoulder with a princess style bodice accentuating a princess waistline. The full satin skirt featured lace medallions and crystallized hand-beaded bridal pearls. The back showed a runner of hand beaded pearled buttons, which flowed along the cathedral-length train of satin. The train was accented by European lace cut-outs and decorated with hand-beaded medallions of bridal pearls and crystallized jewels.
The veil was two-tiered and chapel-length and was made of candlelight illusion that flowed from a large, hand-beaded comb.
The bride carried a large clutch bouquet of ivory Virginia roses and greenery.
The maid of honor was Crystal Topper of Johnson City. Bridesmaids were Sara Presley of Longview; Kim Green, sister of the bride, of Dumas; Jocelyn Sherman of Copperas Cove; and Laura Shannon, sister of the groom, of Bridgeport.
The bridal party wore full-length designer gowns. They were eggplant colored and made of crepe tiara featuring scalloped V-necklines and low backs which plunged to a bow attached to a free-flowing chiffon dress-length train. They carried natural stem clutches of assorted flowers featuring the wedding colors of eggplant, heather and ivory.
The flower girl was Sydney Harlan, daughter of Brent and Jacquie Harlan of Amarillo.
The ringbearer was Chase Martin, son of Mark and Carol Martin, cousin of the groom, of Bridgeport.
The best man was Adam Hudson of Bridgeport. Groomsmen were Berry White, Paul Duncan and Ryan Ooten of Bridgeport; and Rob Shannon, brother of the groom, of Bridgeport.
Ushers were Jason Green, brother of the bride, of Dumas; T.J. Poyner of Bridgeport; Daxton Dunn of Odessa; and Brandon Tidmore, cousin of the bride, of Abilene.
The Crystal String Quartet of the Amarillo Symphony performed. Vocalists were Jagee Melton and Brian O’Donnell of Amarillo.
The bride’s parents hosted a reception at the Branding Iron Restaurant at the Dumas Country Club.
Servers were Misty King and Laura Kiefer of San Angelo; Marsha Griffin, Paula Endicoil, Rochelle Hutcheson, Janice Fulce and Debbie Bethel, all of Dumas; and Lisie Franklin, aunt of the bride, of Jackson, Wyoming.
The couple plan a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico and will reside in San Angelo.
The bride is a 1997 Dumas High School graduate and attends San Angelo State University. She will graduate in 2001 with a degree in psychology. She works at the Concho Valley adult probation department in San Angelo. She is a member of the Psi Chi, psychology honor society; Pi Gamma Mu, social science honor society; Pi Sigma Alpha, government honor society; Omicron Delta Kappa, leadership and service organization; and Delta Sigma Pi, business fraternity.
The groom is a 1997 Bridgeport High School graduate. He also attends San Angelo State University and will graduate with a master’s degree in accounting in May, 2001. He works in the coporate office of Town and Country.
He is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, the freshman honor society; Omicron Delta Kappa, leadership and service organization; and Delta Sigma Pi, a business fraternity.
Marriage vows exchanged May 20, 2000

Slaten - Kylie Adams and Kelly Slaten
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 8, 2000
Kylie Adams, daughter of Darwin and Brenda Adams of Sunset, will marry Kelly Slaten, son of Dwayne and Lucy Slaten of Lake Bridgeport, on July 8, 2000, at the First Baptist Church of Sunset. Danny Miller will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Alvord High School and is an orthodontic assistant for Dr. Karl Sweetman in Denton.
The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Slidell High School and is employed by Leslie Oates Trucking Company in Paradise.
The couple will reside in their home at Runaway Bay.

Smith - Angela Kay Erf and Michael Brandon Smith
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 3, 2000
Angela Kay Erf of Galion, Ohio will marry Micheal Brandon Smith of Decatur on June 3, 2000 at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Galion and the Rev. Marlyn Busdeker will officiate. The bride-elect is the daughter of James M. Erf of Galion and Judy Goebbel of Grove City, Ohio. The prospective groom is the son of Sheryl Smith of Boonsville and William J. Smith of Navarre, Fla.
The bride-elect is a 1995 graduate of Galion High School and a 1998 graduate of the State Beauty Academy of Cosmetology. She is employed at J.C. Penney’s Beauty Salon.
The prospective groom is a 1994 graduate of Bridgeport High School and attended Wise Medical Training in 1996. He works for the Wise County EMS.

Spence - Leah Nicole Martin and William Carl Spence
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 10, 2000
Leah Nicole Martin of Bowie, daughter of Karon Martin of Bowie and Johnny Martin of Bridgeport, will marry William Carl Spence Jr. of Boyd, son of Pat and Bruce Miller of Kissimmee, Fla. and Lisa and William Spence Sr. of Boyd on June 10, 2000, at the Bowie Southside Baptist Church.
The groom’s grandfather, the Rev. Jack Brigman, will officiate.
The bride-elect is a junior at Baylor University, majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. The prospective groom is self-employed at Bill’s Horseshoeing and Farrier Service in Boyd.

Stilwell - Jenny Ray and John Stilwell
Marriage vows to be exchanged Jan. 6, 2001
Jenny Ray of Las Colinas, daughter of Dr. David A. Ray and Mary Ray of Bridgeport, will marry John Stilwell of Coppell, son of Annabelle Menguy of Kansas City, Mo. and the late Tom Stilwell.
The bride is the granddaughter of the late Wilson and Johnie Ray of Bridgeport.
The ceremony will be on Jan. 6, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
A reception will follow at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect graduated from Baylor University with a bachelor of arts degree in accounting.
She is a CPA and a vice-president of lending with Guaranty Federal Bank in Dallas.
The prospective groom graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1990 and is the lead counsel for Allstate Insurance Company in Dallas.
The couple plan to live in Coppell.

Stone - Katy Lanell Ehrig and Michael Brandon Stone
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 9, 2000
Katy Lanell Ehrig, daughter of Weldene Robinson and the late Oscar Ehrig Jr. of Gonzales, will marry Michael Brandon Stone, son of Don and Glenda Stone of Decatur, on Dec. 9, 2000.
The ceremony will be at the First United Methodist Church of Gonzales with the Rev. Lynn Wilson officiating.
The bride-elect is a 1989 graduate of Emmanuel Christian School in Gonzales and a 1993 graduate of Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. She is employed by Techline, Inc.
The prospective groom is a 1989 graduate of Decatur High School and a 1995 graduate of Southwest Texas State University. He is employed by Techline, Inc.

Tarpley – Allison Dawn McKinney and Mark Justin Tarpley
Marriage vows to be exchanged Feb. 5, 2000
Allison Dawn McKinney and Mark Justin Tarpley, both of Greenville, have announced their plans to marry. The wedding will be Feb. 5, 2000 at the First Baptist Church in Greenville.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Maureen McKinney and Walter McKinney of Alvord. The prospective groom is the son of Randy and Judy Tarpley of Greenville.
McKinney is a 1995 Alvord High School graduate and also graduated from Austin College in Sherman. She is employed by A.G. Edwards and Sons, Inc. in McKinney as an investment consultant.
Tarpley graduated from Greenville High School in 1993 and is also a graduate of Austin College. He is an accountant and a CPA candidate with Rutherford Taylor and Co. in Greenville.
Austin - Tracy Elizabeth White, daughter of John and Paula White of Decatur will marry Stanley Austin of Muenster, son of Ronnie and Jessica Austin of Ringling, Okla. on Feb. 26, 2000.The Rev. Jerry Miller will officiate the ceremony at The Fathers House in Decatur. A reception will follow at the National Guard Armory.

Tarpley (2) - Allison Dawn McKinney and Mark Justin Tarpley
Marriage vows exchanged Feb 5, 2000
Allison Dawn McKinney of Greenville was married to Mark Justin Tarpley of Greenville in a double ring ceremony on Feb. 5, 2000, at the First Baptist Church in Greenville. Dr. D.D. Sumrall officiated. The bride is the daughter of Maureen McKinney and Walter McKinney of Alvord and the groom is the son of Randy and Judy Tarpley of Greenville.
The bride wore a floor-length white satin gown with a beaded and sequined lace bodice with long sleeves. She had a full cathedral train and finger-tip veil of tulle d’illusion. It was trimmed in white satin ribbon and attached to a beaded tiara adorned with white, porcelain roses.She carried a round bouquet of white silk roses.
The matron of honor was Traci McKinney, sister-in-law of the bride, of Alvord. Bridesmatrons were the bride’s sisters, Melissa McAlister of Alvord and Kathryn McKinney of Huntingdon, England..
The bridesmaids were Amy Scull of Seguin and Daniela Gonzalez of Brownsville.
The bridal party wore floor-length champagne colored crepe dresses trimmed with satin. They carried bouquets of champagne and blue rosebuds.
The flower girl was Whitney Enis, daughter of Curtis and Rhonda Enis of Alvord.
The ringbearer was Justin Wade, nephew of the groom and son of Amy and Jeff Wade of Greenville.
The best man was Robert Maner, brother of the groom, of Greenville.
Groomsmen were the groom’s brother-in-law, Jeff Wade, Steve Thompson, Trey Cobb and Greg Strawn. Ushers were David Walch, brother-in-law of the bride, and Gary Hale.
The organist was Laura Maxwell. Soloists were Randy Tarpley and Doug McQueen, both of Greenville. A reception, hosted by families of the couple, was held at Webb Hill Country Club.
The couple took a wedding trip to Hawaii and will reside in Greenville.
The bride is a graduate of Alvord High School and Austin College. She works at A.G. Edwards in McKinney. The groom is a graduate of Greenville High School and Austin College. He is employed at Rutherford Taylor & Company.

Teague - Cindy Archer and Trent Teague
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 14, 2000
Cindy Archer of Chico, daughter of C.D. and Donna Archer of Bridgeport, will marry Trent Teague of Chico, son of Jerry and Marsha Teague of Crafton, on Oct. 14, 2000.
The Rev. Joe Motsenbocker will officiate the ceremony in Springtown.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is employed at the Bridgeport Clinic.
The prospective groom is a 1991 graduate of Chico High School and is employed at Richey Construction.

Teague (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Brian Trent Teague
Marriage vows exchanged Oct. 14, 2000
Cynthia Rene Archer of Bridgeport and Brian Trent Teague of Chico were married Oct. 14, 2000, at Balsora Baptist Church. The Rev. Joe Motsenbocker officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of C.D. and Donna Archer of Bridgeport. The groom is the son of Jerry and Marsha Teague of Crafton.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a formal gown with a beaded bodice and short sleeves and a floor-length satin train. Her headpiece consisted of a hair comb with pearls and cathedral-style netting.
She carried a cascading bouquet made from silk lilac with a touch of purple whispies and baby’s breath.
The maid of honor was Kelley Scott of Bridgeport. Bridesmatron was Beth Marsh of Flower Mound, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Lorie Lambert of Bridgeport, sister of the bride, and Shannon Madruga of Bridgeport.
The maid of honor wore a light purple floor-length satin gown. Bridesmaids and bridesmatron wore hunter green floor-length satin gowns. They carried small bouquets of silk lilac bush with whispies and baby’s breath.
The flower girl was Stephanie Archer, sister of the bride and daughter of C.D. and Donna Archer.
The bride and groom lighted candles during the ceremony.
Ringbearer was Christopher Ray, the bride’s nephew and son of Lorie Lambert.
Best man was Bart Weatherly of Chico. Groomsmen were Larry Marsh of Flower Mound, brother-in-law of the bride; Cole Hargrove of Possum Kingdom, cousin of the groom and Rusty Bridges of Chico, cousin of the groom.
Ushers were Bronc Eudy of Chico and Scotty Crain of Springtown. Guest book attendant was Holly Eyster of Paradise, cousin of the bride.
Pianist was Hazel Maddux of Bridgeport, grandmother of the bride. Soloist was Cole Hargrove.
A reception, given by Donna Archer, mother of the bride and Tammy Fennell, wedding coordinator, was held at the Lions Hall in Bridgeport.
Servers were Tammy Fennell of Bridgeport, Glenda Maddux of Bridgeport, cousin of the bride and Paula Largent of Bridgeport.
The bride is a 2000 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She is employed at Bridgeport Clinic. The groom is a 1991 graduate of Chico High School. He is employed at Moss Backhoe Service.
After a wedding trip to Weekend at Fantasy Suites, the couple lives in Chico.

Teal - Patricia Loise Whiteley and Gregg Thomas Teal
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 1, 2000
Patricia Loise Whiteley, daughter of Patrick and Patricia Whiteley of Cedar Hill, and Gregg Thomas Teal, son of Sammy and Donna Teal of Decatur, plan to marry on July 1, 2000, at Tyler Street United Methodist Church in Oak Cliff. The Rev. Jerry L. Miller of First Baptist Church of Decatur and the Rev. Fred Durham of Tyler Street United Methodist Church will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1995 graduate of Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach, Va. and a 1999 graduate of Dallas Baptist University with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She is a second grade teacher at Farrell Elementary School in Arlington.
The prospective groom is 1998 graduate of Decatur High School and is attending the University of Texas at Arlington where he is majoring in architecture.

Turner - Misty Vaughn and Justin Turner
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 3, 2000
Misty Vaughn of Arlington, daughter of the late Leroy Vaughn and Jerry Stewart of Newark will marry Justin Turner, son of Kip and Karen Turner of Boyd, on June 3, 2000.
The Rev. Taylor of Fort Worth will officiate the ceremony at the prospective groom’s father’s home in Boyd.
The bride-elect graduated from Zion Academy and is employed at Arlington LaBare.
The prospective groom graduated from Boyd High School, attended Tarleton State University and is employed by TXU Electric and Gas.

VanHolbeck - Tina Michelle Duncan and Christopher Lee VanHolbeck
Marriage vows exchanged July 7, 2000
Tina Michelle Duncan and Christopher Lee VanHolbeck were united in marriage on Friday, July 7, 2000, at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport. Dr. Bill Dye officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of David and Sharon Duncan of Bridgeport and the granddaughter of Willie and Shirley Duncan and Geneva Church of Kerrville. The groom is the son of Susan Rutkoski of Sherman and the grandson of Sally Williams of Denison and Bob Overby of Sherman.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a full-length dress of satin and tulle. The camisole top was held with double beaded spaghetti straps. The satin bodice had a burst of pearls and crystals. The fully shirred tulle skirt featured the same beading as on the bodice. The bride’s two tier fingertip veil was fashioned with stones and sea pearls. The bride carried a fresh garden style bridal bouquet of white roses and stephanotis.
Maid of honor was Julie Morrow of Bridgeport. Bridesmaids were Tracy Eubanks of Wichita Falls, Jennifer Kilgore, cousin of the bride, of Keller, and Jennifer Allen of Lewisville. Cousins of the bride, Kelby Duncan of Lake Worth, Bailey Cowen of Lake Worth and Suni Petty of Saginaw were flower girls. The ring bearer was Kyle Church, cousin of the bride, of Aledo.
Michael Hoops of Garland served as best man. Groomsmen were Cody Callaway of Denton, Davy Duncan, brother of the bride, of Wichita Falls and Jason Jenkins of Denton.
Candlelighters were Cody Duncan, cousin of the bride, of Lake Worth and Justin Duncan, cousin of the bride, of Graham.
Music was provided by harpists Margaret Atkinson and Carmelina Holloway and flutist Michelle Schumann. Carla Burrows sang Ave Maria and Keith and Carla Burrows sang The Lords Prayer.
Amye Read registered guests and Kayla Read handed out the programs.
A reception followed at The Club at Runaway Bay. Members of the house party were Brittany Sutherland of Bridgeport, Julie Young of Euless, Angela Presley of Bridgeport and Jacklyn Kelly of Stoney.
The bride is a 1995 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a student at the University of North Texas. She is employed by Marketing Specialists in Dallas.
The groom is a 1990 graduate of Sherman High School and graduated from Grayson County College with an associate degree in business administration. He is an assistant manager at Michael’s in Lewisville.
A barbecue rehearsal dinner was held in the gym of the First Baptist Church.
After a wedding trip to San Antonio, the couple resides in Lewisville.

Varela - Lili Medina and Miguel Angel Varela
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 29, 2000
Lili Medina of San Angelo, daughter of Juan and Enriqueta Medina of Del Rio, will marry Miguel Angel Varela, son of Miguel and Elva Varela of Decatur, Dec. 29, 2000.
The ceremony will be in Zaragoza, Coah., Mexico with San Fernando de Rosas officiating.
The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Del Rio High School. She is attending Angelo State University and will transfer to the University of North Texas for the Spring semester.
The prospective groom is a 1994 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed at Poco Graphite.

Wade - Shelanda Marie Lopez and William Keelan Wade
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 10, 2000
Shelanda Marie Lopez, daughter of Efren and Pam Lopez of Jacksboro, will marry William Keelan Wade of Bowie, son of Doyle and Linda Wade of Sunset, on June 10, 2000.
Doyle Wade, father of the groom, will officiate the ceremony at the First Baptist Church of Sunset.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Jacksboro High School and Weatherford College. She is employed at Ultimate Salon and Day Spa in Decatur.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Bowie High School and Tarleton State University. He is a circuit engineer at MCI/World Com.

Wallace - Sandie Lin Elling and Larry Lee Wallace
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 9, 2000
Sandie Lin Elling, daughter of Randy and Karie Elling of Newark, will marry Larry Lee Wallace of Newark, son of Walter Wallace of Denison and Debra Cantu of Corsicana, on Sept. 9, 2000.
The Rev. Dan Hunt will officiate the ceremony at the First Baptist Church in Newark.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Northwest High School and is employed at Master’s Flooring in Keller.
The prospective groom graduated from Nimitz High School.
He is employed at Irwin Steel Erectors and is a member of the Newark Volunteer Fire Department.

Walters - Mrs. Chad Allen Walters
formerly Summer Kei Pierson
Marriage vows exchanged July 15, 2000
Summer Kei Pierson, daughter of Kregg and Sandra Pierson of Abilene, and Chad Allen Walters of Fort Worth, son of Gail and Ruby Quanz of Decatur, exchanged marriage vows in a double ring ceremony, July 15, 2000, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Abilene. Kregg Pierson of the Minter Lane Church of Christ officiated.
The bride was escorted by her father.
She wore a white satin gown with a beaded bodice. She wore a rhinestone and pearl tiara and a tulle veil. She carried a bouquet of black magic roses.
Maid of honor was Kate Pierson, sister of the bride of Abilene. Bridesmatrons were Julia Russell, Heather VanStavern, Brooke Newman, Susan Newton and Jamie Ridgell. They wore charcoal gray floor length gowns with embroidered bodice and carried long stemmed white calla lilies.
Flower girl was Karaline Walters, niece of the groom of Fort Worth. Ringbearer was Kaden Walters, nephew of the groom of Fort Worth.
Best men were Kevin Walters and Rick Carder of Fort Worth. Groomsmen were Curtis Fuller, Kevin Miller, Chaz Railsback and Brett Roberson, all of Fort Worth. Head usher was Bradley Mick, nephew of the groom of Fort Worth.
Guest book attendant was Melissa Mick, niece of the groom of Fort Worth. Pianist was Susan Teel and vocalists were Jessica Goudeau and Jayma Savage, all of Abilene.
A reception, given by the bride’s parents, was held at Grace Museum in Abilene.
The bride is a May 2000 graduate of Abilene Christian University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education. She is a member of the GATA women’s social club. The groom is a May 2000 graduate of ACU, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He is a member of the Galaxy social club. He is employed by Hendrick Center for Rehabilitation. He will enter the graduate program in physical therapy at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Following a wedding trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the couple will live in El Paso.

Watson - Jennifer L. Hendrix
bride-elect of Dr. Jerry E. Watson
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 14, 2000
Jennifer L. Hendrix and Jerry E. Watson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Watson of Decatur, plan to marry Oct. 14, 2000, at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church at Murrells Inlet, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Horry-Georgetown Tech-nical College and is a registered nurse in the medical intensive care unit at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.
The prospective groom is a graduate of the Univeristy of Texas at Austin, the Univeristy of Texas Medical School at Houston and Cardiology Fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is an interventional cardiologist with Cardiology-Gastroenterology of Myrtle Beach.

Watson - Jimmy and Marian Watson
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Dec. 16, 2000
Jimmy and Marian Watson of Runaway Bay will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary Dec. 16, 2000.
Watson and the former Marian Hill were married Dec. 16, 1950, at Corinth Baptist Church in Corinth.
Jimmy is retired from American Airlines and Marian is a homemaker. They are both members of the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
They have two children, David Watson of Norman, Okla. and Bonny Williams of Arlington; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

West - Charley and Iris West
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Oct. 7, 2000
Charley and Iris West of Greenwood will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary with a renewal of vows and reception, Oct. 7, 2000 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Greenwood Baptist Church, hosted by their children and grandchildren.
They were married Oct. 7, 1950, in Henrietta in the home of Rev. John E. Lewis, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Henrietta.
Charley is a retired farmer and rancher.
The former Ida Lucas is a homemaker and Sunday school teacher.
They have two daughters and sons-in law, Doug and Jeanie Nickerson of Rosston and Ed and Vicky Feliciano of Smithfield, Va. They have three grandchildren, John and Marci Puckett of Leo and Jeffery Feliciano and Nicholas Feliciano, both of Smithfield, Va.
They have three great-grandchildren, Christopher and Stephen Wallace of Leo and Sara Nickerson of Albuquerque, N.M.
The family cordially invites their friends to share in honoring them. Your presence is your gift. Due to health reasons, the family respectfully asks that no colognes or perfumes be worn.

Whitaker - James and Faye Whitaker
50th wedding anniversary Sept. 2, 2000
James and Faye Whitaker of Decatur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children.
The reception will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, at the home of Robert and Sue Isham.
James Whitaker married Faye Nikirk in Arkansas on Sept. 2, 1950. He is retired from General Dynamics and she is a homemaker. They attend the Decatur Church of Christ. Their children include Barbara Thompson of Edmond, Okla., Phyllis DeLuca of Arlington and Danny Whitaker of Denton. They have three grandchildren. The couple request that no gifts be given.

White - Brandi Cheree White and Jason Kent White
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 23, 2000
Brandi Cheree White and Jason Kent White, both of Lubbock exchanged double ring wedding vows Sept. 23, 2000 in San Antonio.
The bride is the daughter of Charlotte White and Decatur and Mr. and Mrs. Paul White of Fort Worth and granddaughter of Harrell and Bonnie White of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Ray and Judy White of DeSoto.
The bride wore an empire waist gown, handmade by her mother.
The bride graduated from Decatur High School and the University of North Texas. She is employed at Tech Tel Communications.
The groom graduated from DeSoto High School. He has a bachelor of science degree from the University of North Texas and a masters degree from Texas Tech University.
He is currently completing his PhD at Texas Tech University.
The couple plan to live in Lubbock.

Wilcoxen - Crystal LeeAnne Ramsey and Matthew Wayne Wilcoxen
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 9, 2001
Crystal LeeAnne Ramsey, daughter of Ronnie and Florence Lewis of Newark will marry Matthew Wayne Wilcoxen, son of Walter and Anne Wilcoxen of Bridgeport, June 9, 2001.
The Rev. Gary Smith will officiate the ceremony at Runaway Bay Community Church.
The bride-elect graduated from Living Heritage Academy and is attending Weatherford College. She works for Mary Kay.
The prospective groom is a Bridgeport High School graduate, and attended North Central Texas College. He is employed at Hanson Pioneer in Bridgeport.

Wilson - Rodney and Mary Ella Wilson
50th wedding anniversary April 22, 2000
Rodney and Mary Ella Wilson of Greenwood will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary with a reception April 16, 2000, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Decatur Church of Christ.
Hosts will be their children, David and Becky Wilson, Logan Wilson, Ricky and Terri Wilson and Randy and Melissa Wilson, all of Greenwood.
The couple also has nine grandchildren.
Wilson and the former Mary Ella Walker were married April 22, 1950.
He is retired from General Dynamics. She is a homemaker, bus driver and substitute teacher for Slidell ISD.
They are members of the Church of Christ in Decatur.

Withers - Nancy Martin and Travis Withers
Marriage vows exchanged Nov. 3, 2000
Nancy Martin and Travis Withers, both of Bridgeport were married on Nov. 3, 2000. Justice of the Peace Clay Poyner officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the owner of Nancy’s Hair Barn in Bridgeport.
The groom works at M&W Service Tools in Bridgeport.
The couple will live at Lake Bridgeport.

Woolaver - Calvin and Jimmie Woolaver
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Sept. 1, 2000
Calvin and Jimmie Woolaver of Decatur celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their son Wayne Woolaver of Denton.
Calvin Woolaver and the former Jimmie Fellers were married Sept. 1, 1950, in Waurika, Okla.
He is a retired plant manager of Rocke Vitamins Inc. in Fort Worth and a U.S. Army veteran. She is a homemaker. They have lived in Decatur thirty-five years.

Wren - Mr. and Mrs. Jason Wren
Wedding vows exchanged Dec. 18, 1999
Jennifer Diann Hallman and Jason Lance Wren, both of Austin, were married in a double ring ceremony Dec. 18, 1999, at Bethesda Community Church in Fort Worth. The Rev. Des Evans officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Barbara Hallman of Bedford and the late Monty Hallman.
The groom is the son of Stephen and LaDonna Wren of Decatur.
The bride was escorted by her uncle, Phil Rykhoek, of Coppell.
She wore a Dulciana satin gown with a scoop neckline and short sleeves trimmed with a hand beaded pattern of pearls and Austrian crystal rhinestones. The dress featured a Basque waist, box-pleated skirt, and a scoop back. The dress also had satin-covered buttons and a semi-cathedral length train.
The bride carried a presentation-style bouquet of ivory roses, white tulips, ivory lisianthus, lavender roses and Christmas greenery tied with sheer organza ribbon.
Stefanie Joy Hallman of Bedford was her sister’s maid of honor.
Bridesmatrons were Jamie Hurt Cate of Houston, Katherine Weill Lauer of Dallas and Catherine Beall Rundle of Los Angeles, Calif.
Bridesmaids were Courtney Wren, sister of the groom, of Decatur; Renee Armstrong, cousin of the bride, of Dallas; Stephanie Bonura of Dallas; Natalie Hall of Dallas and Tanya Zwick of Denver, Colo.
The junior bridesmaid was Julia Armstrong, cousin of the bride, of Austin.
The bridal party wore black, satin empire-waist dresses with A-line crepe skirts, scoop necks and short sleeves.
They carried presentation-style bouquets of purple tulips, fire and ice roses, purple lisianthus, dark blue delphiniums and Christmas greenery tied with Christmas ribbon.
The flower girl was Elizabeth James, cousin of the bride, of Sully, Iowa.
The best man was Landon Wren, brother of the groom, of Decatur.
Groomsmen were Todd Scroggins of Coppell, Chris Fuqua of Stephenville, Jason Tibbels of Coppell, Chris Fostel of Corpus Christi John Lombardo of Orlando, Fla., Michael “Doc” Beeman of San Antonio, Brad Warden of Houston and Matt Rall of Los Angeles, Calif.
The junior groomsmen were James Gage, cousin of the groom, of Flower Mound and Nolan Schutze, cousin of the groom, of Dallas.
Ushers were Josh Fostel of Decatur, Robert Lauer of Dallas, Jeremy Forman, cousin of the groom, of Lake Dallas; Matthew Forman, cousin of the groom, of Waco and Todd McCormick of Decatur.
The ringbearer was Garrett Morris, cousin of the bride, of Coppell.
The pianist was Chris Schopmeyer of Denton. Soloists and guitarists were Barry and Michelle Patterson of Fort Worth.
The reception was held at the Bethesda Community Church atrium in Fort Worth. Servers were Deloris Armstrong, aunt of the bride, of Austin; Suzie Rykhoek, aunt of the bride, of Coppell; Ann Hatcher, aunt of the bride, of Augusta, Ga.; Joyce James, great-aunt of the bride, of Sully, Iowa; Sidney Schutze, aunt of the groom, of Dallas; Stephanie Gage, aunt of the groom, of Flower Mound and Rhonda Forman, aunt of the groom, of Lake Dallas.
The couple took a wedding trip to Ocho Rios, Jamaica and reside in Austin.
The bride is a 1992 graduate of L.D. Bell High School in Hurst and graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio with a bachelor of arts degree in economics. She was a member of SPURS Sorority. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from Baylor Law School in 1999. She is a briefing attorney for Judge Sue Holland on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
The groom graduated from Decatur High School in 1993 and from Trinity University with a bachelor of science degree in international business in 1997. He was a member of the Omega Phi Fraternity and will graduate from the University of Texas Law School in May, 2000. After graduation, he plans to work as a briefing attorney for Justice Priscella Owen on the Texas Supreme Court.

Young - Shanna Leigh Barber and Richard Miles Young
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 17, 2000
Shanna Leigh Barber of Lake Jackson and Richard Miles Young of Rhome have announced their plans to marry June 17, 2000, at Lake Jackson. The Rev. Micheal Stephenson of the Rhome Assembly of God will officiate.
The bride-elect, daughter of Freddie Barber of Lake Jackson and Terri Jackson of Katy, earned her associate’s degree in applied science as a legal office professional in May of 1999. She is employed as a legal secretary in Houston at the law firm of Short and Jenkins.
The prospective groom, son of Richard and Becki Young of Rhome, is a 1998 graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned a degree in chemical engineering. He is currently employed at BASF Corp. in Freeport.

Young (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Richard Miles Young
Marriage vows exchanged June 17, 2000
Shanna Leigh Barber of Lake Jackson, daughter of Freddie Barber of Lake Jackson and Terry Jackson of Katy, and Richard Miles Young of Rhome, son of Richard and Beki Young of Rhome, exchanged marriage vows in a double ring ceremony on June 17 at Shady Oaks Assembly of God in Lake Jackson. The Rev. Micheal Stephenson of Rhome Assembly of God officiated.
The bride was escorted by her father.
She wore a beaded, sweetheart neckline, halter gown, fitted to the waist with a long satin train. Her headpiece was a beaded band with netting. She carried fresh white roses, yellow tulips and lilacs.
Maid of honor was Lindsey Barber, sister of the bride, of Katy. Bridesmatrons were Heather Lee, sister of the groom of Fort Worth, Cindy Everett, cousin of the bride of San Antonio and Jennifer Backlund of Lake Jackson. Bridesmaids were Amber Young, sister of the groom of Rhome, Jennifer Morphis of Dallas and Truli Kelly, cousin of the bride of Lake Jackson.
They wore long, periwinkle blue empire dresses with neck scarves and carried fresh bouquets of roses, tulips and lilacs.
Best man was Richard Young, father of the groom of Rhome. Groomsmen were Robert Miles, uncle of the groom, Phillip Miles, cousin of the groom, Priestly Ledger, cousin of the groom, all of Rhome, Randy Lee, brother-in-law of the groom of Fort Worth, Bryan Miles, cousin of the groom of Dallas and Wade Young of Fort Worth.
Flower girls were Jordan Dickenson and Tori Manning, cousins of the bride. Ringbearer was Cody Everett, cousin of the bride of San Antonio. Ushers were Matt Brooks, cousin of the bride of Lake Jackson, Bobby Flores, Mike Pittman and Brian Moore.
Harpist was Sarah Schaffer and soloist was Aimee Lindsey, both of Lake Jackson.
A reception, given by the bride’s parents, followed at the Lake Jackson Civic Center.
The bride is a 1996 graduate of Brazoswood High School and received an associate of applied science degree as a legal secretary in May 1999. She is employed by the Houston law firm of Short and Jenkins.
The groom is a 1993 graduate of Northwest High School and received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering in 1998. He is employed at BASF in Freeport.
Following a wedding trip to Maui, Hawaii, the couple is living in Lake Jackson.