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Alexander - Mr. and Mrs. Gary Wayne Alexander
Marriage vows exchanged May 26, 2001
Donna Marie Mathes and Gary Wayne Alexander were married in a western, double ring ceremony May 26, 2001, at the First Baptist Church of Springtown.
Daniel White, nephew of the bride, officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Dorothy L. Mathes of Boyd and the late C.D. Mathes. She wore her father’s pocket watch in his memory.
The groom is the son of James A. Alexander of Harrison, Ark. and Wanda R. Burritt of Forney.
The bride was escorted by her brother, Donald Mathes of Boyd. The altar was a saddle borrowed from Bob Ruffin.
Matron of honor was Debbie Johnson of Carrollton, sister of the groom.
Best man was Jeremy Morse of Rockwall, nephew of the groom.
Ushers were Dale Mathes, brother of the bride and Jonathan Morse, nephew of the groom.
The bride is a graduate of Springtown High School and the University of Texas at Arlington. She is employed at Poco Graphite, Inc. in Decatur.
The groom is a licensed plumber with Reed Plumbing Company in Carrollton.

Amador - Lauryn Susanne Wolfe and Francisco Amador Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 31, 2001
Lauryn Susanne Wolfe, daughter of Troy and Michelle Wolfe of Decatur will marry Francisco Amador, Jr., son of Francisco and Anna Amador of Decatur March 31, 2001, at Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur.
The Deacon Art Casillas will officiate.
The bride-elect is a teller at First American Bank in Decatur.
The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Weatherford College. He is a salesman at James Wood Motors.

Amador (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Amador Jr.
Marriage vows exchanged March 31, 2001
Lauryn Susanne Wolfe, daughter of Troy and Michelle Wolfe of Decatur and Francisco Amador Jr., son of Francisco and Anna Amador of Decatur, were married March 31, 2001.
Deacon Art Casias officiated the double ring ceremony at the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a white, V-neck gown with a fitted bodice adorned with Venice lace sleeves. The gown had a full skirt adorned with appliquéd tulle overlay and a cathedral length train. She also wore a beaded crown with a grand cathedral veil. She carried a bouquet of white, ivory and golden cream antique roses.
Maid of honor was Leslie Wolfe of Decatur, the bride’s sister.
Bridesmaids were Alexandra Vess, cousin of the bride and Michelle Davidson, both of Boyd and Kelly Denti of Keller. They wore gold sleeveless satin tops accented with black and gold corded trim and black A-line skirts with an organza overlay. They carried bouquets of plum, wine, mauve and golden cream roses.
The flower girl was Bailey Berry of Decatur. The cushion carrier was Cassidy Bennett of Arlington, cousin of the bride.
Candlelighters were Clarissa Cantu, cousin of the groom and Claudia Castillo, both of Decatur.
Ringbearer was Homero Amador Jr., cousin of the groom.
Best man was Alfredo Amador of Decatur, the groom’s brother. Groomsmen were Jesus Flores of Decatur, cousin of the groom, Ted Qualls of Denton and Donato Lopez of Decatur.
Ushers were Jonathan Ross of Decatur and Sergio Amador Jr., cousin of the groom.
Guest book attendant was Vianey Cantu of Decatur. Harpists were Carmelina Holloway, Shirley Watson and Margaret Atkinson, all of Decatur.
Following the ceremony, a reception, given by the parents of the bride and groom, was held at the Denton Civic Center.
Following a wedding trip to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, the couple live in Decatur.
The bride is a teller at First American Bank in Decatur.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of Weatherford College and is a salesman at James Wood Motors.

Baird - Nicole Dea Patrick and Thomas Charles Baird II
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 27, 2001
Nicole Dea Patrick, daughter of James and Paula Patrick of Alvord will marry Thomas Charles Baird II, son of Bill and Barbara Baird of Alvord, Oct. 27, 2001
Pastor Dan Green will officiate the ceremony at Victory Family Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Arlington Career Institute and is employed at the national headquarters of the Boy Scouts of America.
The prospective groom is employed at BroadBand Now. He served two years in the U.S. Navy.

Baird (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Charles Baird II
Marriage vows exchanged Oct. 27, 2001
Nicole Dea Patrick and Thomas Charles Baird II were married Oct. 27, 2001, at Victory Family Church in Decatur.
The Rev. Dan Green of Alvord Community Church performed the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of James and Paula Patrick of Alvord. The groom is the son of Bill and Barbara Baird of Alvord.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father. She wore a formal chapel length ivory A-line silk gown, embroidered with silver beading and gold threading. Accenting her gown was a waist-length veil of ivory tulle, held by a pearl and silver tiara.
Maids of honor were Crystal Vardas and Angie Vaughn of Wichita Falls. The bridesmaid was Lauren Patrick of Alvord, sister of the bride.
Flower girls were Erin Patrick, youngest sister of the bride, and Rachel McGregor, niece of the groom.
Best man was Brad Cannon of Alvord. Groomsmen were Brandon Reed of Fort Worth and Brent Hancock of Tomball.
Ushers were Brandon Bradford and Junior Gillespie of Alvord.
Guest book attendant was Martha McGregor, sister of the groom.
A buffet reception followed the ceremony at The Club at Runaway Bay where guests danced to music provided by Junior Gillespie. The groom’s parents hosted the rehearsal dinner at K-Bob’s on the eve of the wedding.
Following a wedding trip to Italy, the couple resides in Irving.
The bride is employed at the National Headquarters of Boy Scouts of America.
The groom is employed by Broad Band Now.

Barrow - Angel Karr and Randall Barrow
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 7, 2001
Angel Beth Karr, daughter of Gary and Tammy Karr of Azle, will marry Randall Shaun Barrow, son of Randy and Freda Barrow of Fort Worth, on Saturday, July 7, 2001, at Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God Church in Fort Worth.
The Rev. Wayne Karr, grandfather of the bride-elect will officiate.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Fred and Margie Pickerell of Boyd.

Bean - Erin Elaine Buchanan and John William Bean
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 27, 2001
Erin Elaine Buchanan, daughter of Ann and Tommy Welch of Bowie and Steve and Suzanne Buchanan of Runaway Bay, will marry John William Bean, son of Pam and Michael Spore of Fort Worth and William and Donna Bean of Alvord, Oct. 27, 2001, at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School. The prospective groom is a 1998 Alvord High School graduate.

Bean (2) - Mr. and Mrs. John Bean
Marriage vows exchanged Oct. 27, 2001
Erin Buchanan and John Bean of Fort Worth were married Oct. 27, 2001, at the Botanic Gardens’ Fuller Garden Gazebo in Fort Worth. The Rev. Katherine Weikel officiated the double ring ceremony.
Parents of the bride are Tom and Ann Welch of Bowie. The groom’s parents are Mike and Pam Spore of Fort Worth and Willie and Donna Bean of Alvord.
Grandparents of the couple are Marian Beam and the late H. Carter Beam of Beaumount, Hazel Reed of Bowie, Patty and Don Johnson of Fairbanks, Alaska, Bill Bean of Decatur and Bryan and Shirley Wasson of Bowie.
The bride was escorted by her brother, Daniel Buchanan, of Bowie. The wedding gown, made by the groom’s mother, was floor length, fashioned of bridal satin overlayed in re-embroidered lace and accented with bead trim. The bodice featured leg of mutton sleeves and a square neckline. The bride’s veil of bridal illusion fell from a halo of tiny flowers. She carried a bouquet of red roses and purple orchids, accented with green fern.
Maid of honor was Bridget Cameron of Bridgeport. Bridesmaid was Tara Townsend, the groom’s sister, of Alvord. They wore deep purple dresses with empire waistlines and scoop necks, accented with sheer capes that flowed into bell sleeves. They carried small bouquets of red roses and purple orchids accented with green fern.
Best man was Bill Arrant of Decatur. Groomsman was Daniel Buchanan, brother of the bride, of Bowie.
A reception, given by the bride’s parents, followed the ceremony at the Botanic Gardens’ Red Bud Hall.
The bride is a 1997 Decatur High School graduate and the groom is a 1998 Alvord High School graduate. The couple live in Fort Worth.

Beaver - Stacey Parkinson and Clayton Beaver
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 5, 2001
Stacey Parkinson, daughter of Bill and Pam Parkinson of Crafton will marry Clayton Beaver, son of Claude and Cindy Beaver of Crafton, Aug. 5, 2001, at the Bowie Community Room.

Beckham - Mr. and Mrs. Royce Beckham
Fiftieth wedding anniversary March 17, 2001
Royce and Adele Beckham of Greenwood will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary March 17, 2001.
Beckham and the former Adele Alexander were married March 17, 1951, in Pittsburgh, Texas.
They have four children, Donny Beckham of Irving, Kim Beckham of Tyler, Rick Beckham of Mesquite and Tracey Oney of Greenwood. They also have nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He is retired from the U.S. Post Office and is a bus driver for Slidell Independent School District.
She is a homemaker.
They are both members of the Greenwood Baptist Church.

Bond - Mrs. Michael Lynn Bond
formerly Lindsay Michelle Hunt
Marriage vows exchanged Dec. 16, 2000
Lindsay Michelle Hunt, daughter of Kenneth and Lillie Hunt of Decatur and Michael Lynn Bond of Fort Worth, son of Howard and Barbara Bond of Wake Village, were married Dec. 16, 2000, at First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Dr. Rusty Hedges officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her father.
She wore a white satin A-line dress. The embroidered bodice was adorned with seed pearls and featured cap sleeves and a sweetheart neckline. Pearls accented the cathedral-length train. The tulle veil was trimmed with white satin ribbon and attached to a pearl comb. She wore her mother’s pearl drop necklace.
The bride carried a fresh bouquet of white roses and baby’s breath tied with gold trimmed illusion ribbon. Handkerchiefs belonging to the bride’s grandmothers were tucked in the bouquet.
Matron of honor was Meradith Culpepper of Decatur, sister of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Alisa Campbell of San Antonio, Gabby Carrillo and Cheryl Loftis, both of Arlington and Bita Yousefi of Houston.
They wore hunter green floor-length dresses with empire waists and short sleeves. They carried bouquets of red roses with baby’s breath tied with gold ribbon.
Candlelighters were Amber Davidson of Dallas and Ashlee Davidson of Lubbock.
Best man was Howard Bond of Wake Village, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Eddie Bond of Wake Village, brother of the groom, Jason Culpepper of Decatur and Doug Bowers and David Murphy, both of Wake Village.
Ushers were Todd McGuire of Conroe and David Rosenbaum of Decatur.
Guest book attendants were Jana Rosenbaum of Decatur and Sue McGuire of Conroe.
Pianist was Karen Forbis of Decatur. Soloist was Mark Salih of Wake Village.
A reception, hosted by the bride’s parents, followed the ceremony at The Club at Runaway Bay.
Following a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico, the couple lives in Fort Worth.
The bride is a Decatur High School graduate, a Texas A&M University graduate and is a student at the University of Houston School of Optometry.
The groom is a graduate of Southern Arkansas University and the University of Houston School of Optometry. He is an optometrist at First Eye Care in Fort Worth.

Branch - Shannon Michelle Evans and John J. Branch
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 10, 2001
Shannon Michelle Evans of Fort Worth, daughter of Ron and Dorothy Evans of Fort Worth, will marry John J. Branch of Decatur, son of Kenneth and Susan Branch of Arlington and the late Mercedes Branch, Nov. 10, 2001, at 6 p.m. at Handley Baptist Church in Fort Worth. The Revs. Andy Addis of Handley Baptist Church and Daryl Crouch of Community Baptist Church in Decatur will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1993 graduate of Eastern Hills High School and graduated magna cum laude from Texas Wesleyan University in 1997 with a bachelors degree in psychology and business. She is employed by Dental One Incorporated.
The prospective groom is the grandson of J.R. and Flora Branch of Decatur. He is a 1989 graduate of Slidell High School and received a bachelors degree in criminal justice from East Texas State University in 1993. He is employed by Federal Express.

Branch (2) - Mrs. John J. Branch
formerly Shannon Michelle Evans, marriage vows exchanged Nov. 10, 2001
Shannon Michelle Evans of Fort Worth and John J. Branch of Decatur were married in a double ring ceremony Nov. 10, 2001. The Revs. Daryl Crouch and Andy Addis officiated the ceremony at Handley Baptist Church in Fort Worth.
The bride is the daughter of Ron and Dorothy Evans of Fort Worth. The groom is the son of Kenneth and Susan Branch of Arlington and the late Mercedes Branch.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a sheath gown with a tank style bodice embellished with Venise lace appliqués. Her detachable train cascaded down in layers of fine organza. Delicate rosettes graced the top of the train which attached at the base of the scoop back. She carried a cascading bouquet of pink stargazers, white calla lilies, stephanotis, roses and Queen Anne’s lace. The bouquet was arranged on a white New Testament carried by the bride’s mother at her wedding.
Matron of honor was Erica Gambrell of Northport, Ala. Bridesmatrons were Catherine Husby of Grapevine, Rachelle Gammon of Indianapolis, Ind. and Pamela Peterson of Fort Worth.
The flower girl was Madison Bodiford, daughter of Troy and Rhonda Bodiford of Fort Worth.
The ringbearer was Reilly Branch, son of Claudio and Michelle Branch of Arlington.
Best man was Claudio Branch of Arlington, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Daniel Wainscott of Dallas, Gerald Springer of Decatur and Randy Lewis of Boyd.
Ushers were Joe Seigler of Chico, John Spence of Houston, Dr. Joseph Mitro of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Don Daugherty of Dallas.
Guest book attendant was Candice Lindsey. Organist was Dr. Bruce McDonald. Trumpet player was Dr. Trent Evans, brother of the bride.
Soloists were Dr. David Griffin, Dr. Jonathan Powell and Matt and Lisa Atherton.
A reception was held at Handley Baptist Church. Servers were Debbie Nieman, Nel Grassi, Stephenie Keeton, Dana Cauble and Kathy Riddle.
Following a wedding trip to Vail, Colo., the couple live in Fort Worth.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Texas Wesleyan University. She is employed by Dental One, Inc.
The groom is a 1993 graduate of East Texas State University. He is employed by Federal Express.

Brewton - Jennifer Latta and Mark Brewton
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 11, 2001
Jennifer Latta, daughter of Sam and Jan Latta of Crosbyton, will marry Mark Brewton, son of Peter Brewton of Lubbock and Maria Tobin of Phoenix, Ariz., on Aug. 11, 2001 in Austin.
The bride-elect is a Texas Tech University graduate and works for Durham Trans-portation/National Express Corp-oration.
The prospective groom graduated from Stanford University and is attending the University of Texas School of Law.
Grandparents of the bride-elect are Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Latta of Lubbock and Paul and Delora Gilbreath of Runaway Bay.
Grandparents of the prospective groom are Mrs. Fred Brewton of Lometa and Juan Lahens of Miami, Fla.

Brooks, Josh - Janet Ross and Josh Brooks
Marriage vows to be exchanged Jan. 5, 2002
Janet Ross of Denton and Josh Brooks of Slidell announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The couple will marry Jan. 5, 2002, at the First United Methodist Church in Turkey.
The bride-elect is a student at the University of North Texas and plans to graduate in August 2002. The future bride-groom is a graduate of Texas Tech University and is employed with the Texas Cooperative Extension Office in Wise County.

Brooks, William - Jessica Marie Cox and William Marshall Brooks
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 2, 2001
Jessica Marie Cox, daughter of Kelton and Loma Cox of Paris, will marry William Marshall Brooks, son of Jerry and Barbara Brooks of Decatur, June 2, 2001, at Lakewood Baptist Church in Ponderly. The Rev. John Griswood will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from home school. She attended Oklahoma Baptist College and is employed by the Texas Department of Transportation.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Decatur High School. He attends Oklahoma Baptist College and is employed at O’Reily’s Ozark Automotive Distribution Center.

Brooks, William (2) - Mr. and Mrs. William Marshall Brooks
Marriage vows exchanged June 2, 2001
Jessica Marie Cox, daughter of Kelton and Loma Cox of Paris and William Marshall Brooks, son of Jerry and Barbara Brooks of Decatur, were married June 2, 2001 at Lakewood Baptist church in Powderly. Rev. John Griswood officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her father. She word a gown of white satin with a bodice overlayed with lace and pearls.The train had cutouts of lace and pearls and her headpiece was a halo made of rosebuds and pearls.
She carried a bouquet of fresh cut spring flowers.
Maid of honor was Stephanie Cox, sister of the bride, of Paris. Bridesmaids were Rachael Griswood and Emily Griswood both of Paris and Melissa Stastny, sister of the groom, of Slidell. They wore periwinkle blue floor length dresses with chiffon overlay of the skirts, satin cumberbun waists and sheer short sleeves of chiffon and satin trim.
Best man was Jerry Brooks, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Joshua Brooks, brother of the groom, of Decatur, Adam Vermillion, cousin of the groom, of Longview and Greg Wood of Bridgeport.
Flower girls were Sara Beth Ralston of Paris and Cassia Douglas. Abby Griswood and Stasia Story, both of Paris were candlelighters and also served as guest book attendants. The ringbearer was Brock Garrison of Paris. Ushers were Damien Booth of Paris, Stuart Brooks, brother of the groom, Phillip Brooks, uncle of the groom of Decatur and Craig Stastny, brother-in-law of the groom of Slidell.
Violinist was Sarah Griswood of Paris, pianist was Shanda Boswell of Paris and soloist was Nancy Jackson of Paris.
A reception at the church followed the ceremony given by the brides parents.
The bride attended Oklahoma Baptist College and Institute. The groom is a senior at Oklahoma Baptist College and Institute and is employed at O’Riely Ozark Automotive Distribution Center.
Following a honeymoon in Branson, Mo. the couple will reside in Bethany, Okla.

Bryant - Olivia Michele Terry and Bart William Bryant
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 26, 2001
Olivia Michele Terry, daughter of Bobby and Sherry Terry of Keller, will marry Bart William Bryant, son of Bobby and Tonda Bryant of Boyd, May 26, 2001, at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas.
The bride-elect is a 1995 graduate of Keller High School and a 2000 graduate of the University of North Texas with a bachelor of arts degree in human resources. She is employed by Spherion in Dallas.
The prospective groom is employed at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas and is pursuing a career in computer science.

Bryant (2) - Mrs. Bart Bryant
formerly Olivia Terry - Marriage vows exchanged May 26, 2001
Olivia Terry and Bart Bryant were married May 26, 2001, at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas. Following a wedding trip to Destin, Fla., the couple live in Hurst.
The bride is employed by Spherioh in Dallas. The groom is employed by the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas.

Buckley - Mrs. Sean Buckley, formerly Amber Lewis
Marriage vows exchanged March 31, 2001
Amber Lewis, daughter of Jack and Janine Lewis of Arlington, and Sean Buckley of Houston, son of Susan and Glenn Buckley of Magnolia were married March 31, 2001, at the First United Methodist Church in Arlington. Dr. Scott Youngblood officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the granddaughter of Leona Spain of Decatur and the late J.Z. Spain.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a beaded chantilly lace sheath dress. The empire bodice was white silk crepe with a straight neckline adorned with crystals. The long veil was adorned with crystals and pearls and flowed into a small sweep train.
She carried a bouquet of white and bright yellow spring flowers.
Matrons of honor were Becka Madonna of Seattle, Wash and Samantha Lollar of Coppell. Bridesmatrons were Shelly Lewis-Stanfield of Seward, Alaska, Jami Bourdo of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Amber Clowe of Dallas. Bridesmaids were Erin Welch of Dallas and Tonya Buckley, sister of the groom, of Magnolia.
They wore deep purple satin dresses with lavender sashes that tied in the back and trailed on the floor.
The best man was Mac McLean of Tuscaloosa, Ala. Groomsmen were Christopher Vasallo of Austin, Lance Lewis, brother of the bride, of Dallas, Nicholas Brunick of Austin, Aries Lollaro of Coppell, Duncan Clowe of Dallas and Scott Bourdo of Scottsdale.
Usher was Alberto Santos III of Dallas. Liturgist was Angela Williams of Euless.
Guest book attendants were Stacy Lutz of Irving and Judy Frye of Dallas.
Organist was John Williams of Arlington. Soloists were Andy and Cindy Pickens of Arlington.
Following the ceremony, a reception, hosted by the bride’s parents, was held at Mira Vista Country Club with music provided by The Project.
Following a wedding trip to Hawaii, the couple live in Houston.
The bride graduated magna cum laude from Baylor University in 1997. She is self employed.
The groom graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in English from Auburn University in 1997. He received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. He is a partner with the firm of Hahern, O’Neil and Buckley.

Bullard - Katie Marie Jackson and Michael James Bullard
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 2, 2001
Katie Marie Jackson of Paradise, daughter of Gary and Cindy Jackson, both of Paradise and Michael James Bullard of Boyd, son of Gary and Linda Kennedy of Boyd will exchange wedding vows June 2, 2001, at Liberty Baptist Church of Kennedale.
The bride-elect will graduate from Paradise High School this year and plans to attend a junior college in the fall.
The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Boyd High School and is pursuing a career in the Army.

Callinan - Mr. and Mrs. Andrew John Callinan
Marriage vows exchanged June 30, 2001
Amanda Ann Florian of Austin and Andrew John Callinan of Austin were married June 30, 2001, in a backyard ceremony at the home of the groom’s parents in Whittier, Calif. The Rev. Richard Crain officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of James and Sally Florian of Decatur. The groom is the son of Gavin and Mary Callinan of Whittier.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a Lillie Rubin gown. She carried a bouquet of white avalanche roses.
Bridesmaids were Melinda Florian, sister of the bride, of San Antonio and Kathryn Sellars, cousin of the bride, of San Diego, Calif. They wore red, floral Ann Taylor slip dresses and carried small bouquets of white avalanche roses.
Groomsmen were Greg Callinan and Tom Callinan, brothers of the groom of Whittier.
The usher was Jason Florian of Waco, brother of the bride.
An outdoor reception was held at the groom’s parents home.
Following a wedding trip to Laguna Beach, Calif., the couple live in Austin.
The bride received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University in 1996 and a Master of Arts degree from Northern Arizona University in 1999. She is a research analyst at Seton Healthcare Network.
The groom received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at San Diego in 1992. He is an accountant at SJI.

Carpenter - Nancy Jane Rolandson and George Kendall Carpenter
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 10, 2001
Nancy Jane Rolandson and George Kendall Carpenter, both of Rhome will be united in a double ring ceremony March 10, 2001, at Abbercromby Penthouse Suites in Decatur.
The bride is the daughter of Rita Hestand of Wylie and Marion Duckworth of Garland. The groom is the son of Carol Carpenter of Lewisville and Eddie Carpenter of Pollock, La.
The bride is a 1988 graduate of North Garland High School and is employed by Telecheck.
The groom is a 1989 graduate of Weatherford High School and is employed with Allstate Insurance.

Carpenter (2) - Mr. and Mrs. George Kendall Carpenter
Marriage vows exchanged March 10, 2001
Nancy Jane Rolandson of Rhome, daughter of Rita Hestand of Wylie and Marion Duckworth of Garland, and George Kendall Carpenter of Rhome, son of Carol Carpenter of Lewisville and Eddie Carpenter of Pollock, La., were married March 10, 2001, at Abbercromby Penthouse Suites in Decatur.
The bride wore a dress by Donna Karen with champagne satin bodice, embroidered with sequins and beads and a full-length A-line skirt.
She carried a dozen red roses.
Liz Dillard of Wylie was her sister’s bridesmatron. Bridesmaid was Amanda Rolandson of Rhome, daughter of the bride.
Best man was Brad Butler of Sunset. Groomsmen were Rusty Rolandson of Rhome, son of the bride and Wesley Carpenter Princeton, son of the groom.
Following a wedding trip to Shreveport, La., the couple lives in Rhome.
The bride is a 1988 graduate of North Garland High School. She is employed at Telecheck.
The groom is a 1989 graduate of Weatherford High School. He is employed by Allstate Insurance.

Carroll - Deniece Ann Mitchum and James Bradly Carroll
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 25, 2001
Deniece Ann Mitchum of Chico, daughter of the late Vernon and Edna Sneed, will marry James Bradly Carroll of Chico, son of Orville Maggard of Chico and Patricia Carroll of Ohio, Aug. 25, 2001, at Crafton Baptist Church. Bill Grisham will officiate. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and is a homemaker. The prospective groom is a graduate of Beaver Local High School in Lisbon, Ohio and works for Trinity Care Center.

Cartwright - Sara Ann Deffenbaugh and Robert Blair Cartwright
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 28, 2001
Sara Ann Deffenbaugh, daughter of Danny Deffenbaugh and Lou Blackwell of San Antonio, and Robert Blair Cartwright, son of Joe Cartwright of Boyd and Jan Fuqua of Decatur will be married July 28, 2001, at St. Peters Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church in San Antonio.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of John Marshall High School in San Antonio and received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from Texas Tech University. She is a financial service representative at Fidelity Investments of Las Colinas. The prospective groom is a 1994 graduate of Boyd High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Sports Science at Texas Tech University. He is an account marketer for HPS Inc. of Southlake, a physician recruiting firm.

Cate - William and Melba Cate
55th wedding anniversary April 14, 2001
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Cate of Newark celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary April 14, 2001. Family and friends joined them at William’s Steak House in Fort Worth to celebrate the occasion.
He is a retired Fort Worth firefighter.
She is retired from Continental State Bank in Boyd.
They have three children, Saretta Rowland of Haltom City, Ed Cate of Boyd and Garry Cate of Newark. They also have eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Chambers - Jennifer Lynn Peck and Jacob Charles ‘Trey’ Chambers
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 10, 2001
Jennifer Lynn Peck of Chico, daughter of Lester and Sandy Klindera of Chico and Craig and Pam Peck of Duncan, Okla., will marry Jacob Charles “Trey” Chambers of Alvord, son of Michael and Jalinda Ruiz of Fort Worth and Charles Chambers of Bridgeport, on Nov. 10, 2001, at the Decatur Civic Center. Lynn Parkhurst, cousin of the bride, will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Chico High School.
The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Alvord High School, and is employed at Peterbilt Motors in Denton.

Chapman - Ashley Michelle Christian and Chase Ryan Chapman
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 1, 2001
Ashley Michelle Christian, daughter of Joey and Melonie Christian of Decatur, will marry Chase Ryan Chapman, son of Donald and Shrea Chapman of Decatur, June 1, 2001, at Decatur First Baptist Church. Marcus Brecheen of the Central Fellowship Church will officiate.
The bride-elect is a student at the University of North Texas.
The prospective groom is a student at Richland Junior College of Dallas.

Chapman (2) - Mrs. Chase Ryan Chapman
formerly Ashley Michelle Christian - Marriage vows exchanged June 1, 2001
Ashley Michelle Christian, daughter of Joey and Melonie Christian of Decatur and Chase Ryan Chapman, son of Donald and Shrea Chapman of Decatur were married June 1, 2001, at First Baptist Church in Decatur. Marcus Brecheen officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her father . She wore a strapless matte satin organza Jacquelin bridal gown which had a Venice lace bodice beaded with pearls and sequins. The skirt was appliquéd with Venice lace and pearls flowing into a long train in back finished off with a satin border around the edges. Her solid pearl and sequin headband was connected to an elbow length veil, accented with randomly placed pearls.
She carried a cascading bouquet of white roses, white dendrobium orchids, casa blanca lilies, stephanotis, Italian ruscus, porcelina roses and tree fern accented with pearls.
Maid of honor was Chelsey Christian of Decatur, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Alison Taylor of Houston, Courtney Potts of Denton and Shelby Owens and Lana Fennell, both of Decatur.
The bride’s attendants wore iridescent pink strapless silk shantung gowns gathered across the bodice and accented with a rosette pin at the top. The fitted skirts were accented by a slight off-centered train trailing on the left side. They carried cascading bouquets of hot pink Gerber daisies, tropical Amazon orange roses, hot pink roses, Italian ruscus, stargazer lilies, pink carnations and calycina heather.
Best man was Kory Chapman of Decatur, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Jeremy Davis, Jimmy Walker, Andy Mattison and Brian Christian, brother of the bride, all of Decatur.
The flower girl was Caroline Lowery of Decatur, cousin of the bride. She wore an organza pink and white tea length dress adorned with a white sash at the back. The ring bearer was Tyler Story of Decatur. Ushers were Colby Williams, cousin of the bride, Mark Ary, Jake Williamson, Chris Mattison, cousin of the bride and John Coker, all of Decatur.
Guest book attendants were Brittaney Potts of Paradise and Kristen Williams of Decatur. The organist was John Elliot of Decatur and the soloist was Crystal O’Shields of Decatur.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at the church. Serving were Amanda Meador of Decatur and Tiana Smith of Alvord.
The bride is a senior at the University of North Texas, majoring in restaurant and hotel management and is employed at Messenger’s Hallmark in Decatur.
The groom is a sophomore at Richland College in Dallas. He is employed with Tom’s Pool Service.
Following a week-long honeymoon to Cozumel, Mexico the couple live in Decatur.

Christian - Julie Ann Tackel and William Cody Christian
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 17, 2001
Julie Ann Tackel, daughter of Keith and Debra Tackel of Decatur will marry William Cody Christian, son of Greg and Jayme Christian of Decatur Aug. 17, 2001, in Nassau, Bahamas.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed by Fossil as a product coordinator for DKNY watches in Dallas.
The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed by Sprint as a technician in Krum.

Christian (2) - Mr. and Mrs. William Cody Christian
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 17, 2001
Julie Ann Tackel of Decatur, daughter of Keith and Debra Tackel of Decatur and William Cody Christian of Decatur, son of Greg and Jayme Christian of Decatur, were married Aug. 17, 2001, in Nassau, Bahamas.
The bride was escorted by her father.
Following their wedding trip to Nassau, the couple live in Slidell.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2001 graduate of Wade College. She is employed by Fossil.
The groom is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed by Sprint.

Clay - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Clay
Bride formerly Judy Watson
Marriage vows exchanged Jan. 16, 2001
Judy Watson and Paul Clay, both of Lancaster, Calif. were united in marriage on Jan. 16, 2001. The Rev. Van Gardner of Grace Baptist Church officiated the ceremony at the groom’s parents home.
Parents of the groom are Guy and Florene Rowe of Decatur.

Coale - Mr. and Mrs. Trey Coale
25th wedding anniversary June 18, 2001
Trey and Sandra Coale of Decatur will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary June 18. They were married June 18, 1976. Coale and the former Sandra Turner have three children, Mikel Coale and Alyssa Coale, both of Decatur and Cassie Coale of Abilene.
He is a field sales manager. She is a homemaker and a member of the PTO.
They are both members of the First United Methodist Church.

Coffman - Meredith Meyers and Jody Coffman
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 22, 2001
Meredith Meyers, daughter of Fred and Cindy Meyers of Bridgeport, and Jody Coffman, son of Susan Perkins of Evant and Rick Coffman of Flora Vista, N.M., will be married Sept. 22, 2001, at the First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect is a 1998 Bridgeport High School graduate currently majoring in interdisciplinary studies at Tarleton State University. She has been a TSU cheerleader for three years and is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, an education honor society.
The prospective groom is a 1998 Evant High School graduate currently majoring in business management at Tarleton State University.
Grandparents of the bride-elect are Howard and Martha Meyers and Norris and Joyce Cheves, all of Bridgeport. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Tommie Carswell and the late John Carswell of Granbury and Bud and Katy Coffman of Mineral Wells.

Coffman (2) - Mrs. Jody Boone Coffman
formerly Meredith Devawn Meyers Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 22, 2001
Meredith Devawn Meyers of Bridgeport and Jody Boone Coffman of Evant were married Sept. 22, 2001, at the First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Jim Barker III officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Fred and Cindy Meyers of Bridgeport. The groom is the son of Susan and Tim Perkins of Evant and Mr. and Mrs. Rick Coffman of Flora Vista, N.M.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless, matte satin gown with a Venise lace beaded bodice and bordered chapel-length train. Her headpiece was a silver and pearl tiara accented with pearls and a cathedral length veil. She carried a bouquet of white and pink roses tied with white tulle and white satin and organza ribbon.
Maid of honor was Kelli Dempsey of Glen Rose.
Bridesmaids were Kristi Beyer of Porter, Sunni Roppalo of Arlington, cousin of the bride and Ashley Coffman of Evant, sister of the groom. Junior bridesmaids were Claire Norton of Amarillo, cousin of the bride and Audray Coffman of Evant, sister of the groom. The bridesmaids wore deep purple, full length, princess line, satin dresses with an organza overlay and carried bouquets of pink roses, delphinium and purple, white and pink lisianthus hand tied with silver ribbon. The junior bridesmaids wore lilac, satin, princess line, full-length dresses and carried lavender roses hand-tied with silver ribbon.
Flower girls were Alexandria and Adrianna Duncan, cousins of the groom. They are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Duncan of Cresson.
Candlelighters were Melanie Colbert and Shelly Tackel, both of Bridgeport.
Ringbearer was Clayton Gill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Martin of Stephenville.
Best man was Keith Martin of Evant. Groomsmen were John Patrick Carswell, cousin of the groom, Jesse Jones and Kevin Smith, all of Evant.
Ushers were Justin Sloan of Evant, Rodney McCarn of Bowie and Joshua Carswell of Evant, cousin of the groom.
Guest book attendant was Samantha Landers of Bridgeport.
Organist was Karen McGraw of Bridgeport. Soloist was Alisha Thornal of Stephenville.
A reception, given by the bride’s parents, was held at The Club at Runaway Bay. Servers were Christin and Lauren Scroggins of Fort Worth and Kristy Meyers of Bridgeport, all cousins of the bride and Amanda Carswell of Evant, cousin of the groom. The couple live in Stephenville.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of Bridgeport High School and will graduate from Tarleton in May 2002. She is a full-time student and is employed at Just Tan It. The groom is a 1998 graduate of Evant High School and will graduate from Tarleton in May 2002. He is a full-time student and is employed at Pulidos Restaurant.

Contreras - Mr. and Mrs. Armando Contreras Jr.
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 29, 2001
Edith Rodriguez and Armando Contreras Jr., both of Decatur were married Sept. 29, 2001, at Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. Deacon Art Casias officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jesus and Rosario Rodriguez of Decatur. The groom is the son of Armando Contreras and Lucy Rocha of Abilene.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white, strapless gown accented with flowers and tulle. The bodice was embellished with seed beads. Her headpiece was a silver princess-cut crown with a small veil. She carried a silk bouquet of lilac and white roses.
Maid of honor was Cinthya Moreno, cousin of the bride. Bridesmaids were Karina Moreno and Lorena Perez, both cousins of the bride of Mexico and Brenda Rivera and Dariela Rodriguez, both cousins of the bride from Bridgeport. They wore silk lilac dresses.
The flower girl was Adriana Lawdermilk, daughter of Gina Lawdermilk of Bowie.
Best man was Jorge Alarcon of Decatur. Groomsmen were Bonifacio Perez, cousin of the bride, of Mexico, Adolfo Rodriguez Jr., cousin of the bride, of Bridgeport, Rene Rodriguez of Decatur, brother of the bride and Victor Garcia of Bridgeport.
A reception was held at El Ranchito in Decatur.
Following a wedding trip to Shreveport, La., the couple live in Decatur.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School and attended North Central Texas College. She is a receptionist at Wise County Medical Center.
The groom is a 1996 graduate of Albany High School. He is a technician at Wise/Chem Safe Pest Control.

Cornell - Mr. and Mrs. Cody Myles Cornell
Marriage vows exchanged Feb. 10, 2001
Kallie June Simmons, daughter of Cary and Janet Simmons of Alvord and Cody Myles Cornell, son of Keith and Sandra Cornell of Decatur were married Feb. 10, 2001. The Rev. Gordon Nelson officiated the double ring ceremony at the Stockyards Wedding Chapel in Fort Worth.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a white satin wedding gown with a waist-length veil adorned with pearls. She wore a cameo broach that belonged to her great-great-grandmother. She carried a bouquet of red roses.
Matron of honor was Kaysi Hamilton of Alvord, sister of the bride. She wore a red satin dress and carried white roses.
The flower girls were Blaine and Bailey Hamilton, daughters of Kaysi and Randy Hamilton of Alvord.
Candlelighters were Janet Simmons and Sandra Cornell, the bride and groom’s mothers.
Best man was Steven Oates of Decatur.
Ushers were Adam Simmons of Alvord, the bride’s brother and Brody Brown of Decatur, cousin of the groom.
Guest book attendant was Amber Cornell, sister of the groom.
A reception, hosted by the bride and groom’s parents was held at the Bluebonnet Banquet Room on Rodeo Plaza in the Stockyards following the ceremony.
Servers were Kristin Cooper, Angie Vaughn, Amy Lowe and Misty and Mandy Hoke.
The couple live in Alvord.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Alvord High School. She is attending Texas Woman’s University and is a power tumbling coach with Lone Star Flip and Cheer, Inc.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of Decatur High School. He is a sales manager for International Strand and Steel.

Critz - Mrs. John Martin Critz IV
formerly Courtney Layne Scroggins Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 18, 2001
Courtney Layne Scroggins of Rhome and John Martin Critz IV of Fort Worth were married Aug. 18, 2001, at Richland Hills Church of Christ. Randall Scroggins and Martin Critz officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Randall and Jackie Scroggins of Rhome. She is the granddaughter of Johnny and Eloise Vinson of Rhome and E.G. and Beryl Scroggins of Bridgeport. The groom is the son of Martin and Sandra Critz of Fort Worth. He is the grandson of Virgil and Jackie Hudson and Jane and the late John Critz of Little Rock, Ark.
Given in marraige by her father, the bride wore a white silk wedding gown.
Maid of honor was Carissa Scroggins. Bridesmaids were Caitlin Scroggins, Jamie Critz, Brittany Hall, Rebekah Brandon, Katelyn Silva, Jennifer Steele, Camile Sears, Sarah Carroll and Ashfield Duke.
Flowergirls were the bride’s cousins, Brittany and Brianna Vinson.
Best man was Jordan Critz. Groomsmen were Reese Wilhite, Kyle Scroggins, Cameron Scroggins, Christopher Scroggins, Austen Hudson, Scott Sammons, David Sears, Chad Vermillion and Josh Irving.
Music was provided by Loren Laing, violinist and Karyn Laing, pianist. Vocalists were Brittany Hall, Martin Critz, Jordan Critz and Ashfield Duke.
A reception followed at Richland Hills Church of Christ. A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents at The Macaroni Grill.
The bride was educated at home through the Advanced Training Institute of America. Her education has included courses in Dallas and Oklahoma City and she is a certified character coach with Character First! Education. The groom was also educated at home through the Advanced Training Institute of America and specialized in computer science. His skills and training include many web development languages. He is a web developer with the tools and technologies department of Accenture in Dallas.
Following a wedding cruise to the Virgin Islands, the couple live in Hurst.

Cunnius - Amy Michae McCrary and Ryan Lee Cunnius
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 2, 2001
Amy Michae McCrary, daughter of Steven and Tammy McCrary of Decatur, will marry Ryan Lee Cunnius, son of Tommy and Kathy Cunnius of Decatur, June 2, 2001, at the Fundamental Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Charles Taylor will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School. She is employed at the First National Bank of Texas.
The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Decatur High School. He will graduate from North Central Texas College in Gainesville in May of 2001, with a degree in farm and ranch management.

Cunnius (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Lee Cunnius
Marriage vows exchanged June 2, 2001
Amy Michae McCrary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve McCrary of Decatur, married Ryan Lee Cunnius, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Cunnius of Decatur, June 2, 2001, at Fundamental Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Charles Taylor officiated.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a candlelight satin gown with pearl beading on the neckline and hem. A pearl tiara crowned her veil. She carried a bouquet of pink and white roses.
Maid of honor was Eleisha McCrary, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Michelle Weatherly and Nikki McCrary, cousins of the bride. The bride’s attendants wore black beaded dresses with a halter-style back. They carried single pink roses.
Best man was Brent Kelton, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Brandon Kelton, brother of the groom, and Chas Hoke of Decatur.
Ushers were Cody McCrary, brother of the bride, and Justin Culpepper of Boyd.
Flower girls were Riley Kelton, niece of the groom, and Macie Weatherly, cousin of the bride. They wore floral tea length dresses with white rose headpieces. Ringbearer was Adam Weatherly, cousin of the bride.
Music was provided by Kerry Clower, Larry Clark and Brant Carpenter. Caitlyn Hodges, cousin of the bride, registered guests.
A reception hosted by the bride’s parents followed the ceremony in the Fellowship Hall. A rehearsal dinner hosted by the groom’s parents was at K Bob’s Steakhouse in Decatur.
Following a wedding trip to Montana, the couple live in Decatur.

Davis - Susan Jo Roberts and Carey Don Davis
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 16, 2001
Susan Jo Roberts, daughter of James ‘Bimbo’ and Melba Roberts, will marry Carey Don Davis, grandson of B.F. and Joyce Nall of Paradise, on June 16, 2001.
Verner Hayhurst will officiate the ceremony at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church.
The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Decatur High School. She is employed by Dairy Queen in Bridgeport.
The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of Paradise High School. He is employed by TTX in Fort Worth.

DeStratis - Mr. and Mrs. George Francis DeStratis
Marriage vows exchanged Feb. 14, 2001
Heather DeLynn Graham of Bridgeport and George Francis DeStratis of Fort Worth were united in marriage on Feb. 14, 2001, by Justice of the Peace Barbara Ferrell at the Tarrant County Courthouse. Close friends and family were present.
The bride is the daughter of Jim and Jan Graham of Bridgeport. The groom is the son of Joseph DeStratis and the late Shirley DeStratis of Rochdale, Mass.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of Chris and Carmen Delaney in North Richland Hills.
The bride is completing her degree in social work at the University of North Texas and is employed by MHMR in Fort Worth. The groom is the owner and operator of Spa-Tex.
Following a trip to Boston, Mass., the couple will live in Fort Worth.

Dodson - Mr. and Mrs. David Dodson
Marriage vows exchanged March 24, 2001
Marilou Rabara and David Dodson were married March 24, 2001, at the Holiday Inn in Bedford. The Rev. Herman Martin officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Plicio Rito and Zenaida Rabara of the Philippines. She is a 1984 graduate of Alaminos National High School and a 1990 graduate of Lyceum Northwestern University with a degree in medical technology. She is employed at Quest Diagnostics of Irving.
The groom is the son of Joe Richard and Brenda Dodson of Rhome. He is a 1989 graduate of Irving High School. He attended Northlake Community College. He is a facilities technician for PharChem of Fort Worth.
The maid of honor was Julie Tecson, cousin of the bride of Hurst.
Best man was Richard Mares of Irving.
Ushers were Cherry Carino and Felna Magpayo, both of Houston.
Flower girls were Jamille and Jeanine Sori Santos of Hurst. Ringbearer was Taylor Butcher, nephew of the groom of Granbury.
The bride wore a sleeveless ivory wedding gown with a scoop neckline adorned with bows down the back and the flowing train. The empire bodice was trimmed with sequins and seed pearls. She wore a tiara with a long two tiered fingertip illusion veil beaded with seed pears. She carried a waterfall cascade of ivory roses and lilies accented with greenery and English ivy.
A catered dinner reception and dance followed the ceremony.
Special guests were Elizabeth Ravovan, aunt of the bride of Florida and Sammy and Ester Jewangul, uncle and aunt of the bride of Houston.
Following a wedding trip to Disneyland, the couple live in Hurst.

 

Downe - Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Cowan Downe
Marriage vows exchanged March 23, 2001
Jacqueline Chemerys of Fort Worth, daughter of Fred Chemerys of Fort Worth and Carmen Desroehers of Montreal, Canada and Samuel Cowan Downe of Decatur, son of Arthur and Darlene Downe of Decatur were united in marriage March 23, 2001, in Las Vegas.
Following a wedding trip to Las Vegas, the couple will live in Fort Worth.
The bride is a 1993 graduate of a Montreal High School and is the manager of a shoe department in Dillards.
The groom is a 1993 graduate of Decatur High School and is attending North Texas University. He is employed at Nationrent.

Downey - Katherine Amanda ‘Katie’ Zoerkendoerfer and Michael Joshua Downey
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 5, 2001
Katherine Amanda “Katie” Zoerkendoerfer, daughter of Anne Wright of Bridgeport and Rolf Zoerkendoerfer of Bridgeport and Michael Joshua Downey, son of Daryl and Tammy Dutrow of Waldorf, Md., were married Aug. 5, 2001.
The Rev. Gary Demmitt of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport officiated the double ring ceremony at the home of the bride’s mother in Bridgeport.
A reception followed the wedding in the home.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Cates Accelerated High School in Decatur. She is a water treatment specialist for the U.S. Army. She is stationed in Germany.
The groom attended McDonough High School in Pomphret, Md. He is a petroleum specialist for the U.S. Army, completing training at Ft. Leonardwood, Mo.

Doyle - Mr. and Mrs. Louis Doyle
50th wedding anniversary April 23, 2001
Louis and Louise Doyle of Decatur celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary with a reception, hosted by their children, at the Scott Hall of Rosen Heights Baptist Church in Fort Worth April 22, 2001.
Doyle and the former Louise Womack were married April 23, 1951, at Rosen Heights Baptist Church in Fort Worth.
They have three children, Pamela and her husband Tom Marsh of Iowa Falls, Iowa, Mickey and his wife Leigh Ann Doyle of Decatur and Rick and his wife Belinda Doyle of Abilene.
They also have seven grandchildren.
He was a Manufacturing engineer for Bell Textron, is a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur and is a Wise Regional Health Systems Auxiliary volunteer.
She was a teacher/administrator for the Fort Worth Independent School District, and is a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur and a Wise Regional Health Systems Auxiliary volunteer. She is also a member of the Retired Teachers Association and Delta Kappa Gamma.

Duncan, David - Christina Minjarez and David Duncan
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 20, 2001
Christina Minjarez, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Maxey of Wichita Falls, and David Duncan, son of David and Sharon Duncan of Bridgeport, will be married Oct. 20, 2001, at the Faith Baptist Church in Wichita Falls.

Duncan, David (2) - Mr. and Mrs. David Duncan Jr.
Marriage vows exchanged Oct. 20, 2001
Christina Minjarez and David Duncan Jr. were married Oct. 20, 2001, at Faith Baptist Church. Dr. Scott Willingham officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Rick and Melinda Maxey of Wichita Falls. The groom is the son of David and Sharon Duncan of Bridgeport.
Elizabeth Minjarez, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Courtney Maxey, sister of the bride, Micki Moreno and Melissa Haas.
Jason Shear was the best man. Groomsmen were Ray Denham, Matt Allen and Mike Hughes.
Ushers were Kevin Campbell and Rick Maxey Jr., brother of the bride. Flower girl was Brianna Campbell.
The bride’s parents hosted a reception at the Radisson Hotel in Wichita Falls. The groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Dyer’s Bar-B-Que.
The bride attended Wichita Falls High School. She is employed by North Texas State Hospital, Wichita Falls Campus.
The groom is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and Midwestern State University. He is employed by Howmet Corp.
The couple live in Wichita Falls.

Duncan, Paul - Angela Beth Hannabas and Joseph Paul Duncan
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 14, 2001
Angela Beth Hannabas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Hannabas of Lufkin will marry Joseph Paul Duncan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Duncan of Bridgeport, July 14, 2001, at Denman Avenue Baptist Church in Lufkin. The Rev. Kevin Roy will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect will earn a bachelor of business administration in marketing from Texas A&M University in July of 2001. She works as a staff assistant for the honors program office at Texas A&M. She is a member of the American Marketing Association and the Association of Baptist Students.
The prospective groom will graduate from Hardin Simmons University with a bachelor of behavioral science in psychology in May 2001. He is a member of Psi Chi, Gamma Beta Phi and Alpha Chi. After graduation, he plans to attend Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

Duncan, Paul (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Duncan
Marriage vows exchanged July 14, 2001
Angela Beth Hannabas of Lufkin and Paul Duncan of Bridgeport were married July 14, 2001, at Denman Avenue Baptist Church on Lufkin. The Rev. Kevin Roy officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Don and Linley Hannabas of Lufkin and Joey and Naomi Duncan of Bridgeport. She is the granddaughter of Patsy Hannabas of Lubbock.
The groom is the grandson of Edgar and Mabel Duncan of Hamlin.
Maid of honor was Melissa Hannabas, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Rebecca Hannabas and Jessica Rolf, both sisters of the bride, Paige Rush, Beth Johnson and Michelle Lively.
Flower girl was Mallorie Chambers.
Best man was Mark Barefield. Groomsmen were Brandon Jones, Patrick Berg, T.J. Poynor, Jonathan Smith and Joe Salinas.
Ushers were Jonathan Cox, Chris Hamilton, Jeremy Johnston and Shiloh Shannon.
Ringbearer was Zach Caldwell.
Organist was Tana Roy. Pianists were John Rolf and Tanna Roy. Soloists were John and Jessica Rolf and Karla Weaver.
A reception, hosted by the bride’s parents, was held at the church. Hostesses were Leslie Kenley and Gail Overby. House party members were Adrienne Aguirre, Allison James, Casey Jones, Missy Jones, Anna Kenley, Kaela Kenley, Laura Kenley, Bethany Nash, Erinn Overby, Kim Reasoner, Brittany Roy, Katie Tankersley, Dayna Zbylot, Brandon Norman, Ryan Reynolds and Melinda Alexander.
A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents at Lufkin Barbeque.
Following a wedding trip to Negril, Jamaica, the couple lives in Louisville, Ky.
The bride is a graduate of Texas A&M University and is employed by Fifth Third Bank in Louisville.
The groom is a graduate of Hardin Simmons University and is a graduate student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.

Duty - Lisa D’Ann Harwell and Bobby Joe Duty III
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 13, 2001
Lisa D’Ann Harwell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Harwell of Greenwood, will marry Bobby Joe Duty III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Duty, Jr. of Greenwood, Oct. 13, 2001, at Krugerville Baptist Church.
The bride-elect is a teacher at Amy’s Angels in Sanger.
The prospective-groom is employed by Duty’s Dirt in Decatur.

Easley - Angie Page and Chad Easley
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 10, 2001
Angie Page of Kennedale, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Page will marry Chad Easley of Chico, son of Joyce Easley of Chico and the late Marion C. Easley, Nov. 10, 2001, at Bethel Assembly of God Church in Arlington.

 

Emery - Stephanie Jean Olson and Brock Nicklaus Emery
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 9, 2001
Stephanie Jean Olson, daughter of Stephen and Debra Olson of Minden, Neb. will marry Senior Airman Brock Nicklaus Emery, son of Bob and Kim Emery of Decatur, on June 9, 2001, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hildreth, Neb. The Rev. Kim Stover will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Minden High School and is a senior at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln majoring in elementary education with a concentration in special education.
The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Minden High School and is a ground radar systems journeyman in the United States Air Force, based at Vance Air Force Base, Enid, Okla.

Ferguson - Keelie Suzanne Gage and Justin Loren Ferguson
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 15, 2001
Keelie Suzanne Gage and Justin Loren Ferguson, both of Gunter, will be married Dec. 15, 2001, in the First Baptist Church in Gunter.
The Rev. John Rasberry, the bride’s grandfather, and the Rev. Scott Jordan will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is the daughter of David and Mary Gage of Gunter.
She is the granddaughter of Billy and Helen Gage of Decatur and John and Fay Rasberry of Sanger.
The prospective groom is the son of Rick and Diana Ferguson of Gunter.
He is the grandson of Loren and Edna Ferguson of Van Alstyne and Bennie and the late Kennith Scroggins of Gunter.
The bride-elect is majoring in art education at the University of North Texas.
The prospective groom will graduate in May from the University of North Texas with a degree in finance.

Fernihough - Breanne Gayle Lipsey and William Richard ‘Trey’ Fernihough III
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 14, 2001
Breanne Gayle Lipsey will marry William Richard ‘Trey’ Fernihough III, July 14, 2001, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur. The Revs. Lee Roy Jackson and Louis Horton will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is the daughter of David Sims and Sharon Sims of Decatur. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garland Lipsey Jr. of Decatur and the great-granddaughter of Garland Lipsey of Decatur.
The prospective groom is the son of William Jr. and Cynthia Fernihough of Decatur. He is the grandson of Cdr. and Mrs. Rex A. Gage of Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School and will graduate from the University of North Texas in December with a bachelor of science degree in rehabilitation studies. She is employed by Fit-N-Wise Rehabilitation Center in Decatur.
The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Decatur High School. He is employed by Chalet of Jewelry in Decatur and owns Chalet of Jewelry Trophy Works.

Fernihough (2) - Breanne Gayle Lipsey and William Richard ‘Trey’ Fernihough III
Marriage vows exchanged July 14, 2001
Breanne Gayle Lipsey, daughter of David and Sharon Sims of Decatur and William Richard “Trey” Fernihough III, son of William Jr. and Cynthia Fernihough of Decatur, were married July 14, 2001.
The Revs. Lee Roy Jackson and Louis Horton officiated the double ring ceremony at Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur.
Escorted by her parents, the bride wore an Oleg Cassini gown in satin, with short cap sleeves, a fully beaded A-line skirt and a scoop neckline. The gown had elaborate hand beaded lace detailing the entire dress and the chapel length train. The headpiece, a silk illusion, fingertip length bunwrap matched the lace and beading of the dress.
She carried pink and burgundy roses.
Maid of honor was Michelle Haynes of Decatur. Bridesmaids were Lauren Harding of Benchley, cousin of the bride and Kim Robinson of Chico. Bridesmatron was Summer Fernihough of Southlake. They wore floor-length burgundy satin, sleeveless gowns with a back bow cutout. Their flowers were a smaller version of the bride’s bouquet, accented with creme roses.
Candlelighters were Gerald Haynes of Decatur, cousin of the bride and Daniel Fernihough of Southlake, cousin of the groom.
The best man was Chris Fernihough of Decatur, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Chas Hoke of Decatur, Matt Dyer of Bawtry, England and Russell Sims of Decatur, brother of the bride.
Ushers were Michael Fernihough of Colorado, David and Drew Fernihough of Lubbock, all cousins of the groom.
Guest book attendant was Misty Gober of Bridgeport. Organist was Barbara Brooks of Decatur. Pianist was Annette Riley of Decatur. Soloists were Debbie Russell and Daniel Dickerson, both of Decatur.
Following the ceremony a reception given by Sherri Harding and Laurie Lipsey, aunts of the bride was held at the Decatur Civic Center.
Servers were Beverly Robinson of Chico, Anita Abbott of Decatur and Kay Whitehorn of Benchley.
After a wedding trip to Estes Park, Colo., the couple live in Decatur.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School. She is majoring in rehab studies at the University of North Texas and is employed by Fit-N-Wise Rehabilitation Center in Decatur.
The groom is a 1996 graduate of Decatur High School. He is employed by Chalet and Jewelry Trophy Works.

Fisher - Cori Renee Slimp and Matthew Kevin Fisher
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 8, 2001
Cori Renee Slimp, daughter of Nathan and Robin Russell of Springtown and Johnny and Monica Slimp of Decatur, will marry Matthew Kevin Fisher, son of Ronny and Monette Fisher of Springtown, Sept. 8, 2001. Bill Lewis will officiate the ceremony at the White House in Springtown.
The bride-elect is a student at Springtown High School.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Idalou High School. He is on the Springtown Fire Department.

Fisher (2) - Mrs. Matthew Kevin Fisher
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 8, 2001
Cori Renee Slimp of Springtown, daughter of Robin and Nathan Russell of Springtown and Johnny and Monica Slimp of Decatur, and Matthew Kevin Fisher of Springtown, son of Ronny and Monette Fisher of Springtown, were married Sept. 8, 2001. The Rev. Bill Hughes officiated the double ring ceremony at The White House in Springtown.
The bride was escorted by her father and her step-father. She wore a white Battenburg lace, pearl and sequin dress with open lace and sequin short sleeves, a V-neck and a scooped back adorned with a cathedral length appliquéd train. Her headpiece, made by her step-mother, was a pearl beaded headband with an elbow-length double layered chiffon veil with pearls and sequins. She carried a traditional bouquet of white roses accented with lace and ribbons from her mother’s wedding bouquet.
Maid of honor was Delaina Pierce, the bride’s aunt. Bridesmatron was Rhonette Fisher, sister of the groom. Bridesmaids were Lindsey Thomas, the bride’s cousin, and Ashlea Castleberry. They wore deep purple, floor-length taffeta gowns and carried bouquets of white and lilac roses.
Flower girls were Ellie Pierce and Bailey Pierce, cousins of the bride, and Kaitlyn Dunn, the groom’s niece.
Ringbearer was Casey Dunn of Springtown, nephew of the groom.
Best man was Morgan Hudson. Groomsmen were Ronnie Westberry, Brett Plowman and Buddy Rowan.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Springtown Fire Hall.
The bride is attending Springtown High School.
The groom is a graduate of Idalou High School. He is employed by Mann Refrigeration in Bridgeport.
The couple live in Springtown.

Forman - Rebecca Sue McClure and Joseph Matthew Forman
Marriage vows to be exchanged Feb. 9, 2002
Rebecca Sue McClure of Arlington and Joseph Matthew Forman of Corinth will wed Feb. 9, 2002, at 2 p.m. in Hillsboro. The Rev. Jack Gatewood, minister of First Presbyterian Church of Hillsboro will officiate.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy McClure of Hillsboro. The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jody Forman of Corinth. He is the grandson of Joe and LaVerne Forman of Decatur and Bob and Bobbie Rogers of Weatherford.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Hillsboro High School. She will earn a bachelor’s degree this month in business administration, marketing, from the University of Texas at Arlington. Forman is also a 1997 graduate of Hillsboro High School. He earned a degree in digital media design from Texas State Technical College. He is employed as a computer systems engineer with the Lewisville Independent School District.

Freeman - Kristal Kay Perry and Richard Charles Freeman
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 17, 2001
Kristal Kay Perry of Bridgeport will marry Richard Charles Freeman of Bridgeport, Nov. 17, 2001, at Woodhaven Country Club in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Brett and Sherry Bement of San Angelo and Thom and Samantha Perry of Sadler.
The prospective groom is the son of James and Pamela Russell of Newark and Joe and Jeannie Freeman of Rosanky,
The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She is employed by the Roanoke Police Department.
The prospective groom is employed by the Bridgeport Police Department.

Fulton - Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fulton
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Oct. 26, 2001
Albert and Hattie Hardee Fulton will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Oct. 26, 2001. The couple lives in Florence but Mrs. Fulton is originally from the Greenwood/Slidell area. A reception for the couple will be given by their children at the Florence Fire Hall on Hwy. 195 on Oct. 27 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friends and relatives are invited to attend.

Fuqua - Amanda Cecelia Kallstrom and Chris Aaron Fuqua
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 23, 2001
Amanda Cecilia Kallstrom, daughter of Robert and Adelaida Kallstrom of Austin will marry Chris Aaron Fuqua of Decatur, son of Leon Fuqua of Decatur and Kimla Fuqua of Saginaw, June 23, 2001, at the Salt Lick Pavilion in Austin. Pastors Charles and Magdalene Lester will officiate.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jack and Signe Flood of San Marcos and Mr. and Mrs. Casildo Arredondo of Beeville. She is in her third year in the Ph.D. Counseling Psychology program at the University of North Texas.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mays and Billie Fuqua of Justin and Frank and Alta Cowart of Fort Worth. He is a math teacher at Colleyville Heritage High School in Grapevine.

Fuson - Melissa Gail Farmer and Robert Michael Fuson
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 2, 2001
Melissa Gail Farmer of Lake Worth, daughter of Chuck Farmer of Mineral Wells and Susan Farmer of Saginaw, will marry Robert Michael Fuson of Newark, son of Wayne and Sandy Fuson of Lake Worth, June 2, 2001, at River Oaks Christian Church in River Oaks.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Boswell High School and is employed at Pulido’s Restaurant in Saginaw.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Northwest High School and is self employed at WRJ Construction.

Gardner - Shannon Lynn Corbell and Gary Wayne Gardner
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 16, 2001
Ronnie and Peggy Corbell of Decatur announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Shannon Lynn, to Gary Wayne Gardner, son of Gary and Toni Gardner of Decatur.
The couple will be married Nov. 16, 2001, at the Decatur Civic Center.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University in Denton with a B.S. in dental hygiene. The prospective groom is a graduate of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls with a B.S. in geology.

Genrty - Mr. and Mrs. Don Gentry
50th wedding anniversary July 29, 2001
Don and Lorene Gentry of Paradise will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001 with an open house reception hosted by their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at the couple’s home in Cottondale, 107 County Road 3673.
Gentry married the former Lorene Niblett July 29, 1951, in Paradise.
They have four children, Glenn Gentry and wife, Anna, of Paradise, Roger Gentry and wife, Carla, of Paradise, Gary Gentry and wife, Sherry, of Decatur and Donna Weeden of Boyd; 12 granchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He is a farmer, rancher and business proprieter. He is also a deacon at Cottondale Baptist Church, a former Soil Conservation Committee member and a recipient of several farming and ranching awards.
She is a homemaker, business proprieter and geneologist. She is also a member of Cottondale Baptist Church.

Geron - Corina Garcia Bowling and Timothy Andrew Geron
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 26, 2001
Corina Garcia Bowling, daughter of Eva Sandoval and the late Lupe Sandoval of Rhome, will marry Timothy Andrew Geron, son of George Wayne and Diana Geron of Decatur, May 26, 2001, at Flatwood Worship Center in Decatur. The Rev. Ed Geron will officiate.
The bride-elect is an alliance DC trainer for Michael’s Distribution Center in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of Paradise High School and operates 4-G’s - Geron Plumbing in Decatur.

Gibson - Mr. and Mrs. Brady Gibson
Marriage vows exchanged March 2, 2001
Misty Dawn Hardee of Fort Worth and Brady Gibson of Fort Worth were married March 2, 2001, in Fort Worth.
The bride is the daughter of Johnny and Sue Hardee of Decatur. The groom is the son of Bryan and Sandra Page of Keller,
Matron of honor was Cheryl Haynes of Bridgeport, sister of the bride.
The couple live in Fort Worth.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of Decatur High School. She is employed by Sprint in Fort Worth.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of Keller High School. He is employed at D/B Construction in Fort Worth.

Goodger - Patrice M. ‘Miki’ Visage and Brent A. Goodger
Marriage vows exchanged May 12, 2001
Patrice M. "Miki" Visage and Brent A. Goodger were married May 12, 2001 at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nev.
The bride is the daughter of Bill and Pat Visage of Lockhart and Goodger is the son of Bryan and Bobbie Goodger and Ralph and Betty Chaney, all of Decatur. Chuck Tanner of Runaway Bay was best man. Shayna Blackmar of Austin was maid of honor.
The couple resides in Laguna Vista.

Gose - Tonya Gail Blaylock and Mark William Gose
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 12, 2001
Tonyia Gail Blaylock of Alvord, daughter of Carroll and Patty Blaylock of Sunset and Mark William Gose of Alvord, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Gose of Alvord and Lynda Hill of Turner, Maine, will be married May 12, 2001, at the First Baptist Church of Sunset. The Rev. Charles Reed will officiate.

Hafer - Mr. and Mrs. Justin L. Hafer
Marriage vows exchanged March 10, 2001
Marsha G. Hudson and Justin L. Hafer, both of Benbrook, were married March 10, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Benbrook. The Rev. Merle Erb officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Dennis Hudson of Decatur and Janet and Larry Lewis of Paradise. The groom is the son of Tom and Marsha Hafer of Allen.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory, floor-length, matte satin gown adorned with pearls and a full train. Her headband was accented with pearls and flowed into a three-quarter length ivory veil.
She carried pink roses and daisies.
Maid of honor was Sherry Hudson of Crowley, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Beth Curry of Fort Worth, Jayme Capps of Richardson and Lauren Mann of Paradise. They wore navy matte satin dresses adorned with wildflowers.
The best man was Jeff Hafer of Burkburnett, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Casey Coley and Stephen Bethea of Stephenville and Joseph Moreno of Austin.
Ushers were Jody Curry of Decatur and Brady Mann of Paradise, both cousins of the bride.
Guest book attendant was Jessica Mann of Fort Worth. Pianist was Oscar Dressler of Benbrook. Soloist was Susan Cunningham of Benbrook.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the First Baptist Church fellowship hall.
Servers were Carrie Lange, Margaret Simmons, Mindy Stepp and Cathy Perkins all of Fort Worth.
After a wedding trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the couple live in Fort Worth.
The bride graduated from Decatur High School and Texas Woman’s University. She is employed by the White Settlement School District.
The groom graduated from Allen High School and Tarleton State University. He is employed at Aaron’s Sales and Leasing.

Hall, Billy - Halls to celebrate 50th anniversary
Billy Eugene and Betty Acker Hall of Mesquite will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 24, noon to 5:30 p.m. at the Boyd Community Center.
The event will also celebrate the 87th birthday of Billy Hall’s mother, Naomi Hall of Belton, Mo. Naomi Hall lived in Boyd for many years where she owned a cafe and beauty shop. She is the widow of Red Hall, a former mayor of Boyd.
Billy Eugene Hall and the former Betty Acker were married on June 9, 1951, in Forest Hill. The bride’s father, the Rev. D.E. Acker married the couple. They have two sons, David E. Hall and wife Nancy of Dallas and Britton Hall and wife Angie. They also have seven grandchildren.
Hall is retired from Trammell Crow in Dallas and Betty Hall is retired from the Area Agency on Aging, where she served a 14-county area as a nursing home ombudsman.
The come-and-go celebration June 24 will include a catered lunch at noon. Guests are asked not to bring gifts.

Hall, Hoot - Hoot and Bonnie Hall
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Sept. 8, 2001
Hoot and Bonnie Hall of Decatur will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary with a party and dance, hosted by their children, at the Senior Center in Nocona on Sept. 8, 2001, from 5 to 10 p.m.
Hall and the former Bonnie Welch were married Sept. 8, 1951, in Altus, Okla.
They have three children, Carla and husband Rodney Price of Decatur, Bobby and wife Laurel Hall of Fort Worth and Ronald and wife Emilee Hall of Weatherford. They have seven grandsons, David Price of Plano, Michael Price of Rhome, Brian Price of Decatur, Phillip Hall and Aaron Hall, both of Fort Worth, Michael Hall of Pass Christian, Miss. and Mark Hall of Weatherford.
Hoot is retired from Bell Helicopter. Bonnie is a housewife. They are both members of Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico.

Hand - Tiffany Jane Massie and Matthew Brian Hand
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 12, 2001
Tiffany Jane Massie, daughter of Gary and Mary Jane Massie of Chico, will marry Matthew Brian Hand, son of Mickey and Lindee Hand of Chico, May 12, 2001.
An outdoor ceremony is planned at the home of the prospective bride’s parents.
The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Chico High School and is employed by Emergency Fire Protection in Keller.
The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Chico High School and is employed at W.W. Design in Decatur.

Haney - Janie ‘Sissy’ Elizabeth Green and Heath Odell Haney
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 2, 2001
Janie (Sissy) Elizabeth Green of Paradise will marry Heath Odell Haney of Wills Point, on June 2, 2001, at Club Lake in Greenville.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Janice Green of Paradise and James Green of Oklahoma.
The prospective groom is the son of Sandra and Jimmy Ottwell of Greenville.

Harris - Amber Suzanne Jobe and Joshua Robert Harris
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 11, 2001
Amber Suzanne Jobe of Bridgeport, daughter of Mike and Debbie Moyers of Bridgeport and Jim and Jackie Jobe of Phoenix, Ariz., will marry Joshua Robert Harris of Little Elm, son of Robert and Lynn Harris of Bonham, on Aug. 11 at Cates Street Church of Christ in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is a full time student.
The prospective groom is a professional tennis player at Gleneagles Country Club in Plano.

Harris (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Robert Harris
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 11, 2001
Amber Suzanne Jobe of Bridgeport and Joshua Robert Harris of Little Elm were married Aug. 11, 2001, at Cates Street Church of Christ in Bridgeport. Roger Rhoades officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mike and Debbie Moyers of Bridgeport and Jim and Jackie Jobe of Phoenix, Ariz. The groom is the son of Robert and Lynn Harris of Bonham.
The bride was escorted by her step-father and she was given away by her father. She wore a white lace gown accented with pearls. The train had a lace and pearl inlay. She also wore a rhinestone crown.
She carried burgundy roses with baby’s breath and fern with white ribbon.
Maid of honor was Lacey Jobe, cousin of the bride of Cave Creek, Ariz.
Bridesmaids were Jackquelyn Hitzfield of Paradise and Stephanie Hess, Shelly Mauldin and Allissa Denton, all of Bridgeport. They wore burgundy full length satin gowns and carried bouquets of burgundy and white roses.
The flower girl was Alley Raby, daughter of Kim and Paul Raby of Bridgeport.
Ringbearer was Tyler Raby, son of Kim and Paul Raby and Mitchele May.
Best man was Justin Quest. Groomsmen were Maclain Jobe, brother of the bride and Scott Parker, Chris Jones and Cameron McKinney, all of Dallas.
Ushers were Brandon Moyers and Jarred Jobe, both brothers of the bride and Tucker Jobe, cousin of the bride.
Guest book attendant was Marlie Moyers of Bridgeport, neice of the bride.
Soloist was Lacy Skiles of Paradise
A reception, given by the parents, was held at The Club at Runaway Bay. Servers were Kim Raley, Amy Read and Kayla Read, all of Bridgeport.
The couple live in Frisco.
The bride, a graduate of Bridgeport High School, is a full-time college student.
The groom is a tennis pro at Glen Eagles Country Club in Plano.

Hasten - Sonya Bell and Joey Hasten
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 18, 2002
Sonya Bell of Boyd, daughter of Terry and Esther Bell of Boyd and Joey Hasten of Lewisville, son of Darlene and Tim Hasten , will be married May 18, 2002, in Lewisville.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Boyd High School. She is employed at Corning Cable Systems in Keller.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Marcus High School. He is employed at MCI World Com in Richardson.

Hays - Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Michael Hays
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 16, 2000
Mandy Lynn Hopkins of Bedford and Phillip Michael Hays of Irving exchanged wedding vows Sept. 16, 2000, at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church in Irving. John Anderson of Mid-Cities Church officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Minor R. Hopkins of Boyd and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Burchfield of Rhome. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip R. Hays of Peoria, Ariz.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Maid of honor was Karrie Ware, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Jenni Hays of Irving, Wesley Godby of College Station and Laurie McGuyer of Denton.
Best man was Jonathan Robertson of College Station. Groomsmen were Jeff Bogar of Los Angeles, Kevin Kabell of Beaumont and Jeremy Hataway of Arlington.
Flower girl was Laura Hernandez and ring bearer was Roberto Morales. Both are students of the bride and groom. Ushers were John and Tim Hays, brothers of the groom.
The bride received a bachelor of science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Tarleton State University. The groom received a bachelor of science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University. Both are employed as ESL teachers and coaches for the Irving ISD.
The couple honeymooned in the Poconos, Pennsylvania, and live in Bedford.

Hendrix, Che’ - Lindsey Lovett and Che’ Hendrix
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 14, 2001
Lindsey Lovett, daughter of Gary and Cheryl Lovett of Decatur, will marry Che’ Hendrix, son of Marva Morrow of Dallas, on July 14, 2001. Andy Davenport will officiate the ceremony at the bride’s home in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School and will graduate from Abilene Christian University in August with a bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary studies.
The prospective groom is a 1995 graduate of Lake Highlands High School and a 1999 graduate of Abilene Christian University with a bachelor of business administration in marketing and management. He is currently employed at W.T. White High School in Dallas as a special education teacher and varsity football and baseball coach.
After the wedding, the couple will spend their honeymoon in the Bahamas and will reside in Houston where both have been employed by the Houston Independent School District.

Hendrix, Thomas - Jennifer Degler and Thomas W. Hendrix
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 20, 2001
Jennifer Degler of Bridgeport, daughter of Larry and Diana Degler of Bowie, will marry Thomas W. Hendrix of Paradise, son of James and Peggy Barnett of Paradise, Oct. 20, 2001.
The Rev. Gary Demmitt will officiate the ceremony at the Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect is a seventh-grade reading teacher in Bridgeport.
The groom is a registered nurse at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.

Hesteande - Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Scott Hesteande
Marriage vows exchanged May 26, 2001
Krisha Dwan Dalton, daughter of Ken and Brenda Dalton of Decatur and Shannon Scott Hesteande of Decatur, son of Don and Treva Underhill of Boyd and Randy and Carol Hesteande of Decatur were married in a double ring ceremony May 26, 2001, in Jamaica.
A reception was held in the home of Ken and Brenda Dalton.
The couple live in Paradise.
The bride is employed by Double Creek Capital.
The groom is employed by Sprint.

Hester - Jessica Marie Moore and Beau Daniel Hester
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 21, 2001
Jessica Marie Moore, daughter of Barry and Juanita Moore of Decatur, will marry Beau Daniel Hester, son of Dan and Lucia Hester of Kennedale, on July 21, 2001, at the Zion Hill Community Church in Weatherford. Marvin Raines will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Alliance High School in Alliance, Neb. An Alpha Chi Omega alumna from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, she will attend Texas A&M University-Kingsville this fall to complete a bachelor of science degree in elementary education with an emphasis on early childhood and a minor in psychology. She is currently employed at Well Point Pharmacy Management.
The prospective groom is a 1995 graduate of Kennedale High School and a 1999 graduate of Tarleton State University in Stephenville with a bachelor of science degree in animal science with a wildlife emphasis. He currently works for Haliburton at the Mota Bonita of the King Ranch.

Hodgkins - Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hodgkins
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Oct. 27, 2001
Dale and Evelyn Hodgkins of Boyd will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception Oct. 27, 2001, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Boyd Community Center.
The party will be hosted by their four children, Melvin Hodgkins of Garland, Peggy Wooldridge of Fort Worth, Donald Hodgkins of Bridgeport and Glen Hodgkins of Boyd.
Hodgkins and the former Evelyn Goode were married Oct. 29, 1951, in Lake Worth. Hodgkins is retired from Lennox Heating and Air. Evelyn Hodgkins is retired from Zip Distributing.
The couple are members of the Boyd Church of Christ. They have six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Holley - Christi Dawn Andreason and Brian David Holley
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 27, 2001
Christi Dawn Andreason of Bridgeport, daughter of Earnest and Beth Andreason of Bridgeport will marry Brian David Holley of Bridgeport, son of David and Ronda Holley of Bridgeport April 27, 2001, at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. W. Ray Cook, Jr. will officiate.
The bride-elect’s grandparents are Fay Gilley and the late Tom Gilley of Bridgeport and the late Mr. and Mrs. Sig Andreason of Bowie.
The prospective groom’s grandparents are Lawrence and Betty Holley of Paradise and Lyle and Ginger Owens of Woodard, Okla. Great-grandparent is S.D. Holley of Paradise.
The bride-elect is employed at Kustom Plumbing Company.
The prospective groom is employed at Bridgeport Tank Trucks, Inc.
Following a honeymoon in San Antonio, the couple plans to build a home near Paradise.

Houchin - Teri Nobles and Thomas Houchin
Marriage vows to be exchanged Feb. 2, 2002
Teri Nobles of Decatur, daughter of Bob and Sandra Nobles of Decatur will marry Thomas Houchin of Sanger, son of Liz and Gene Caldwell of Lake Kiowa and Randall and Donna Houchin of Sanger, Feb. 2, 2002.
Dickey Amyx will officiate the ceremony at the First Baptist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect earned her bachelor of arts degree from Texas Christian University. She is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She will recieve her masters degree in government in May 2002. She is an ESL kindergarten teacher in Junction City, Kan.
The prospective groom is a finance major at Kansas State University and a member of the KSU football team.

Jackson, Bryan - Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Jackson
Marriage vows exchanged Feb. 14, 2001
Bryan Jackson of Paradise, son of W.F. and Jeanelle Jackson of Paradise, and LaDonna Geeo of Brock, daughter of Wayne and Vada Elders of Weatherford, were wed Feb. 14, 2001 at the couple’s home in Paradise.
The Rev. Joe Motsenbocker officiated.
Following a honeymoon in Utah, the couple will reside in Paradise.
The bride is a 1985 graduate of Brock High School. She is a stylist at Brazos Super Cuts in Mineral Wells.
The groom is a 1982 graduate of Paradise High School. He is a professional cutting horse trainer.

Jackson, Jason - Tracy Dawn Wilbur and Jason Talbout Jackson
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 1, 2001
Tracy Dawn Wilbur, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wilbur of Decatur, will marry Jason Talbout Jackson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Jackson of Wichita, Kan., Sept. 1, 2001, at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas.
The Rev. Jimmy Withers of Aurora Baptist church will officiate.
The bride-elect is a Boyd High School graduate and attended Arlington Baptist College.
She works for Maloney, Bean and Horn Law Offices in Dallas.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Heights High in Wichita, Kan. and attended Wichita State University. He is co-founder and president of Atlas Elements in Dallas.

Jackson, Jason (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Jason Talbot Jackson
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 1, 2001
Tracy Dawn Wilbur of Dallas and Jason Talbot Jackson of Dallas were married Sept. 1, 2001, at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas. The Rev. James Withers of Aurora Baptist Church officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wilbur of Decatur. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Jackson of Wichita, Kan.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a strapless, formal, floor length gown in ivory matte satin with a chapel train. The bodice and hem were adorned with pearls and crystals. The finger tip veil was adorned with a pearl and crystal tiara.
She carried a bouquet of white Calla lilies and bells of Ireland.
Matron of honor was Wendy Hays, sister of the bride, of Decatur. Maid of honor was Katie Parker of Stillwater, Okla. Bridesmaids were Maggie Searcy of Irving and Leslie Gruber of Flower Mound.
They wore two-piece strapless, celedon dresses with a full skirt overlay of silk crepe. They carried bouquets of assorted colored Calla lilies.
The flower girl was Sierra Hays, the daughter of Wendy Hays and the bride’s niece, of Decatur.
Candlelighters were Jennifer Davidson of Grapevine, niece of the bride, and Kayla Jackson of Wichita, Kan., sister of the groom.
The ringbearer was Chase Davidson, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Davidson and cousin of the bride, of Grapevine.
Best man was William Coolage of Dallas. Groomsmen were Michael Applegate, Derick Metz, Jeremy Garcia and Tufan Kilinc, all of Dallas.
Ushers were Josh Withers of Rhome and Michael Hunter, cousin of the bride, of Duncan, Okla.
Guest book attendant was Kayla Jackson, sister of the groom. Bagpiper was Eric Bailey of Dallas. Pianist was Brenda Withers of Rhome. Soloists were the bride and Wendy Hays, the matron of honor.
A reception, given by the parents of the bride, was at La Cima Club at William Square in Los Colinas.
A rehearsal dinner, given by the groom’s parents, was at The River Cafe on the canal in Los Colinas.
Following a wedding trip to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, the couple live in Los Colinas.
The bride is a 1994 graduate of Boyd High School and attended Arlington Baptist College. She is employed at Maloney, Bean and Horn, attorneys at law, in Dallas.
The groom is a 1986 graduate of Wichita State University. He is the co founder and president of Atlas Elements in Dallas.

Jackson, Rev. - Rev. and Mrs. Lee R. Jackson
55th wedding anniversary June 13, 2001
Rev. and Mrs. Lee R. Jackson will celebrate 55 years of marriage June 13, 2001.
They have two sons and two granddaughters.

Jacobs - Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lee Jacobs Jr.
Marriage vows exchanged Oct. 4, 2001
Christyl Starr Hutson and Alfred Lee Jacobs Jr., both of Decatur, were married Oct. 4, 2001, in the Wise County Courthouse. County Judge L.B. McDonald performed the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Calvin Hutson of Gainesville and Trish New of Decatur. The groom is the son of Oleta Duvall of Brashear.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed at Armondo’s Restaurant.
The groom is a 1993 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed by the City of Bridgeport.

Johnson, Jeff - Kathy Redwine and Jeff Johnson
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 15, 2001
Kathy Redwine, daughter of James and Nellie Redwine of Chico and Jeff Johnson, grandson of Gertrude McPeek will be married Sept. 15, 2001, at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church of Chico.
The bride elect attended Chico schools and is employed with the First National Bank of Texas. The prospective groom attended Slidell schools and is employed by the Roanoke Police Department.

Johnson, Jeff (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Brian Johnson
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 15, 2001
Kathy Coyene Redwine and Jeffrey Brian Johnson, both of Chico, were married in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 15, 2001, at Morris Memorial Methodist Church in Chico. The Rev. Charles Cox, pastor, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of James and Nellie Redwine of Chico. The groom is the grandson of Gertrude McPeek of Slidell.
The matron of honor was Betty Wilks of Bridgeport. Shawn Younger of Chico was best man.
The flower girl was Megan Redwine of Chico, daughter of the bride. The ring bearer was Evan Younger, son of Shawn and Sabrina Younger of Chico.
Ushers were Rex Richie of Decatur and Pancho Redwine, brother of the bride, of Chico. The pianist was Amanda Reeves of Decatur.
Servers were Sabrina Younger and Melany Mann of Chico and Amanda Reeves of Decatur.
The couple resides in Chico.

Johnson, Paul - Amanda Carlton and Paul Johnson
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 26, 2001
Amanda Gayle Carlton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Carlton of Bridgeport will marry Michael Paul Johnson of Decatur, son of Greg and Wanda Johnson of Paradise, May 26, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
Grandparents of the bride are Tom and Betty Carlton of Bridgeport and Dub and Marilyn Cook of Bryson. Grandparents of the groom are the late Herman and Elaina Johnson of Bogachita, Miss. and Nathan and Thelma Garlington of Alexandrea, Pa.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is employed by James Wood Motors in Decatur.
The groom is a 1995 graduate of Burlington High School in Burlington, Colo. and is also employed by James Wood Motors in Decatur.
Following a wedding trip to San Antonio, the couple will live in Decatur.

Jordan - Mrs. Anthony Jordan, formerly Carla Jean Ross
Marriage vows exchanged March 24, 2001
Carla Jean Ross, daughter of Jerald and Dorothy Ross of Joshua, and Anthony Jordan of Paradise, son of the late Robert and Patricia Jordan, were married March 24, 2001, at Robert Carr Chapel on the Texas Christian University campus in Fort Worth. The Rev. Bill Potter of Mesquite officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the granddaughter of Ada Potter of Joshua.
The bride was escorted by her father. Her two-piece ivory corset gown in delustered matte satin featured an A-line skirt. The bodice, hemline, chapel length train and double tails had intricate vine and rose beading composed of pearls and hand-sewn Swarovski crystals.
She carried a bouquet of Virgina and Vogue roses in braided satin ribbon.
Maid of honor was Debbie Marks of Plano. Bridesmaids were Cari Kepple Foster of Burleson, Shelly Barthen-Johnson of Corinth, Carrie Wood-Flores and Holly Vest of Fort Worth.
They wore periwinkle blue organza ball gowns with a halter top and carried bouquets of Virginia and Vogue roses.
The flower girls were Lacey and Dancey Jordan, twin nieces of the groom.
The best man was Cole Jordan, brother of the groom, of Boyd. Groomsmen were Jim Markham of Fort Worth, Scott Johnson of San Diego, Calvin Thompson of Paradise and Craig Ross, brother of the bride, of Joshua. Ushers were Chad Prater of Fort Worth and Chad Russell of Joshua.
Following the ceremony, a reception, hosted by the bride’s parents, was held at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth with Jerry Taylor serving as disc jockey and master of ceremonies.
Following a Carribbean cruise, the couple live in Paradise.
The bride is a 1995 graduate of Texas Christian University with a bachelor of science degree in interior design. She is employed at the Express Office Furniture in Dallas.
The groom owns Business Environments and Express Office in Dallas.

Kennedy - Kelli Lynn Moon and Christopher Dwight Kennedy
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 23, 2001
Kelli Lynn Moon, daughter of Gary and Karen Moon of Longview will marry Christopher Dwight Kennedy, son of Dr. and Mrs. J.D. Kennedy of Decatur, June 23, 2001, at the First Assembly of God Church in Longview.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Pine Tree High School in Longview and a 2001 graduate of Baylor University. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism. She is employed in public relations by the Center for Occupational Research and Development in Waco.
The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Allen High School and a 2000 graduate of Baylor University with a degree in international studies. He is employed by Harris Creek Baptist Church in Waco as the minister of education and outreach.

Kennedy (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Dwight Kennedy
Marriage vows exchanged June 23, 2001
Kelli Lynn Moon, daughter of Gary and Karen Moon of Longview, married Christopher Dwight Kennedy, son of J.D. and Pam Kennedy of Decatur, June 23, 2001, at First Assembly of God Church in Longview. Officiating the double-ring ceremony were Dudley Callison, the couple’s minister during college, the Rev. Joe Loughlin, the couple’s current pastor, and Brian Nutt, the bride’s youth minister.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white velour satin princess-style gown with a beaded bodice, beaded straps and a sweep train designed by Alfredo Angelo. She also wore a silver and crystal heirloom tiara with a bridal illusion elbow-length satin-edged veil. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of Judy, Sari and Vogue roses accented with genestra and blue delphinium.
Maid of honor was Summer Alexander of Houston and bridesmaids were Becca Garman of Waco and Nancy Lopez of Longview. Bridesmatron was Amy Smith. They wore floor-length sleeveless periwinkle satin A-line gowns and carried miniature versions of the bride’s bouquet.
Flower girl was Glenna Loughlin of Waco. Ringbearer was Alex Brooks, cousin of the bride.
Best man was Matt Kennedy of Decatur, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Kory Moon of Longview, brother of the bride and Travis Webb and Ashley Smith, both of Waco.
Ushers were Aaron Alexander of Longview, cousin of the bride, Brandon Price of Waco and Cody Scates.
Organist was Kent Alexander of Longview, pianist was Brett Mills and vocalists were Brett and Emily Mills.
A reception hosted by the bride’s parents followed at Collonade Restaurant in Longview. Servers were Lauren Levecchio and Kelly Wheeler, both of Waco and Kristi Mays of Denton, cousin of the groom.
Following a wedding trip to Ireland, the couple live in Waco.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Pinetree High School and a 2001 graduate of Baylor University. She is employed in the public relations department at the Center for Occupational Research and Development in Waco.
The groom is a 1996 graduate of Allen High School and a 2000 graduate of Baylor University. He is the minister of education and outreach at Harris Creek Baptist Church in Waco.

Kimball - Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wayne Kimball
Marriage vows exchanged July 21, 2001
Patricia Ann Canarsky of Paradise and Richard Wayne Kimball of Paradise were married July 21, 2001, at The Chapel at Monte Carlo in Las Vegas, Nev. The Rev. Anton Stacey officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Bruce Canarsky of Dunedin, Fla. and Darlene Davis of West Palm Beach, Fla.
The groom is the son of Jo Kimball of Fort Worth and the late Willie Kimball.
Maid of honor was Carol Smyth of Dallas.
Best man was Tommy Doty of Paradise.
A reception was held at The Pample Mousse Restaurant.
The wedding trip was an extended stay in Las Vegas and a week-long honeymoon at Gunflint Lodge in Grand Marais, Minn. and Canada.

Kirbie - Mr. and Mrs. Mark Christopher Kirbie
Marriage vows exchanged June 2, 2001
Amber Jo Warner, daughter of Steve and Karen Warner of Decatur, and Mark Christopher Kirbie, son of Matthew and Rhonda Kirbie of Decatur, were married at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2001. Mary Motsenbocker officiated the double ring ceremony, which took place at the home of the bride’s grandparents, Skeeter and Willie Decker.
Her father, Steve Warner, escorted the bride. The bride wore a tea-length, spaghetti strap gown with a dropped waist. The bodice was embroidered with satin entwined with silver; the full skirt was sheer satin. She carried a bouquet of blue irises accented with white and yellow daisies.
Flower girl and ring bearer was Madison Minor, niece of the groom. She wore a sheer white dress trimmed in satin.
Servers were Andrea Talliffero, Kristi French, Dana Jones and Dona Craft.
A reception, followed the wedding at the Decker home.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed by Denton Publishing Company in Denton. The groom is a 1996 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed by Rhine Backhoe Service in Decatur.

Kittrell - Autumn Michele Cole and James Daniel Rodger Kittrell
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 10, 2001
Autumn Michele Cole of Bridgeport, daughter of William and Cathy Cole of Bridgeport will marry James Daniel Rodger Kittrell of Chico, son of Hermon and Joann Kittrell of Chico, March 10, 2001, at Cates Street Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 2000 graduate of North Central Texas Cosmotology School.
The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Chico High School.
The couple will live in Bridgeport.

Lacaze - Faith Anne Gray and Michael Anthony Lacaze Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 18, 2002
Faith Anne Gray of Roanoke will marry Michael Anthony Lacaze Jr. of Aurora Nov. 18, 2001, at the Aurora Baptist Church.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Gale Sipe and Bill Sipe, both of St. Joseph, Mo.
The prospective groom is the son of Michael and Trina Lacaze of Aurora.

Lacaze (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Michael Anthony Lacaze
Marriage vows exchanged Nov. 18, 2001
Faith Anne Gray of Roanoke and Michael Anthony Lacaze, Jr. of Aurora were married Nov. 18, 2001, at the Aurora Baptist Church. The Rev. Jimmy Withers officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Bill Sipe and Gale Sipe, both of St. Joseph, Mo. She is the granddaughter of Homer and Josephine Sipe and Dorothy Inscho.
The groom is the son of Michael and Trina Lacaze of Aurora. He is the grandson of Ruth Lacaze and the late Albert C. Lacaze and L.A. and Donnis Minnick.
The bride wore a white gown with flowing beaded sleeves.
Matron of honor was Paige Hoskins of St. Joseph, Mo. Bridesmaids were Melody Gray and Megan Sipe, both sisters of the bride.
Flower girl was Megan McConnell.
Best man was Kenny Morley of Roanoke. Groomsmen were Todd Pearson and Albert C. Lacaze III, cousin of the groom.
Ushers were Josh Gray, brother of the bride and Albert C. Lacaze, Jr., uncle of the groom.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at MD Resort. A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents at Tater Junction.
The bride is a graduate of Central High School in St. Joseph.
The groom is a graduate of Northwest High School and received a bachelor of science in telecommunications management from DeVry Institute of Technology.

Lara - Yadira Cantu and Steven Lara
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 25, 2001
Yadira Cantu, daughter of Fernando and Toni Cantu of Bridgeport, will marry Steven Lara, son of Juan Sr. and Maria Lara of Bridgeport, Aug. 25, 2001, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect is a 1996 Bridgeport High School graduate working toward a registered nurse degree. She recently graduated as a licensed vocational nurse from North Central Texas College in Gainesville, where she received the Florence Nightingale Award. She is employed at a Denton doctor’s office.
The prospective groom is a 1998 Bridgeport High School graduate. He graduated from the Weatherford College Police Academy in 1999 and earned a criminal justice associate’s degree from the college in 2000. He is working toward a bachelor’s degree in criminology. He works as a contractor.

Lee - Mrs. Mark Wilson Lee
formerly Marianne Hinshaw
Marriage vows exchanged Jan. 6, 2001
Marianne Hinshaw and Mark Wilson Lee, both of Denton were united in a double ring ceremony Jan. 6, 2001, at The Little Chapel in the Woods on the Texas Woman’s University campus in Denton. Ryan Morrison of the Decatur Church of Christ officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Wayne Hinshaw of Denton and the late Joan Hinshaw. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Lee of Round Rock and Betty Lee of Dallas.
The bride was escorted by her uncle, Jerry Hinshaw of Stephenville.
She wore a floor-length ivory crepe and satin overlaid, A-line gown with a cathedral-length train. The sleeveless bodice featured a V-neckline and was adorned with small pearls and sequins. The elbow-length tulle veil was also fashioned with small pearls, crystals and sequins.
She carried a cascading fresh bouquet of deep burgundy roses, cream colored roses, pink snapdragons, pink stock and bright pink and cream orchids. A small glass bluebird, which was used in her mother’s wedding bouquet, was placed in the bride’s bouquet.
Maid of honor was Juliet Goodwin of Bedford.
Bridesmaids were Thea Woodruff of Austin and Kati Willis of Carrollton. They wore floor-length, off-the-shoulder, deep burgundy dresses. They carried matching scarves and one long-stemmed ivory colored rose with rose-colored stock tied together with ribbon.
Junior bridesmaid was Hannah Hinshaw, niece of the bride and daughter of Vincent and Tommie Hinshaw of Paradise.
Flower girl was Brooke Bancroft, daughter of Jennifer Hulcher of Denton.
Candlelighters were Maureen Bonner of North Richland Hills and Eric Vincent of Decatur, cousin of the bride.
Best man was Doug Nelson of Sanger.
Groomsmen were Michael Lee of Las Vegas, Nev. and M.G. Lee of Dallas, brothers of the groom.
Ushers were Eric and Jason Vincent of Decatur, cousins of the bride.
Pianist was Amanda Reeves of Decatur.
The couple included a unity candle in their ceremony. Ginger Hinshaw of Denton, sister-in-law of the bride, lit a candle representing the bride’s side of the family. The groom’s uncle, Clayton ‘Bud’ Stokes of Annapolis, Md. lit the candle representing the groom’s family.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Raddison Hotel and Golf Resort in Denton.
A rehearsal dinner was held the night before the wedding at The Texican Grill in Denton.
Following a wedding trip to San Antonio and Fredricks-burg, the couple live in Denton.
The bride is a 1989 graduate of Decatur High School and a 1996 graduate of Texas Woman’s University in Denton with a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications. She is employed at Hulcher Services Inc. in Denton.
The groom graduated from high school in Muskogee, Okla. in 1985 and from the University of Texas in Arlington in 1992 with a bachelor of arts degree in government and politics. He graduated from the University of North Texas in December of 2000 with a masters degree in biology, with emphasis in forensics. He served in the Coast Guard Reserves from 1985 until 1992. He also served with the Army from 1992 until 1995. He is employed at the University of North Texas in Denton.

Long - Mr. and Mrs. Michael Adam Long
Marriage vows exchanged Dec. 23, 2000
Charity Heather Brown, daughter of Steve and Denise Brown of Fort Worth and Michael Adam Long of Paradise, son of Jackie Long of Paradise and Albert Long of Ferris, were united in a double-ring ceremony on Dec. 23, 2000. The Rev. Charles Pugh of the First Baptist Church of Cottondale officiated the ceremony at the home of the groom’s mother in Paradise.
The bride was escorted by her father. Maid of honor was Brande Brown of Fort Worth, sister of the bride.
Best man was Joseph Long of Paradise, brother of the groom.
The couple will live at Ft. Carson, Colo.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Fossil Ridge High School in Keller and attends the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
The groom is a 1996 graduate of Paradise High School and a 2000 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. He is a lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Looney - Mr. and Mrs. Rick Looney
Marriage vows exchanged June 8, 2001
Francis Joiner of Dublin and Ricky Looney of Stephenville, son of Delmas and Mary Looney of Alvord, were married June 8, 2001, at First Baptist Church in Dublin. Following a honeymoon the couple live in Dublin.

Lott - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lott
25th wedding anniversary May 1, 2001
Charles and Janice Lott of Decatur celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a reception, hosted by C.J. and Beverly Peterson, at the Decatur Community Room on May 5, 2001.
Lott and the former Janice Varner were married May 1, 1976.
They have seven children, C.J. Peterson and his wife, Beverly, of Alvord, Charlotte Ward of Mt. Ayr, Iowa, David Lott of Kansas City, Mo., Antoinette Bettis of Lebanon, Ill., Brigette Hess and husband, Brandon, of Phoenix, Ariz., Larry Peterson of San Antonio and Charlie Lott of Decatur. They also have 16 grandchildren.
He is retired from the Air Force and works as a truck driver.
She is a homemaker.

Lowrance - Rebecca Elaine Whetsell and Joel Clint Lowrance
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 17, 2001
Rebecca Elaine Whetsell, daughter of Gaylan and Beverly Whetsell of Jacksboro, will marry Joel Clint Lowrance, son of Johnny and Jerry Lowrance of Chico, on March 17, 2001.
The Rev. Dale Berry will officiate the ceremony at the First Baptist Church in Jacksboro.
The bride-elect graduated from Hardin-Simmons University with a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing.
She was a member of Delta Zeta Chi Sorority and Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity.
She is employed at Accor Economy Lodging in Dallas.
The prospective groom graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of science degree in Agricultural Development.
He is employed with Germania Insurance Company and is a member of the Cross Timbers Aggie Club.

Lowrance (2) - Mrs. Joel Clint Lowrance
formerly Rebecca Elaine Whetsell; Marriage vows exchanged March 17, 2001
Rebecca Elaine Whetsell, daughter of Gaylan and Beverly Whetsell of Jacksboro and Joel Clint Lowrance, son of Johnny and Jerry Lowrance of Chico, were married March 17, 2001.
The Rev. Dale Berry officiated the double ring ceremony at the First Baptist Church in Jacksboro.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a formal gown of white imported satin and re-embroidered lace. The bodice was fitted with a scooped neckline and a dropped Basque waist. The neckline and waistline were adorned with heavily beaded lace. The formal-length skirt had a deep pyramid of embroidered lace. The extended cathedral-length train was accented with intricate lace and beading. The entire hemline was edged with lace. Her rhinestone encrusted tiara was adorned with a mid-length white veil accented with sequins.
She carried a cascading bouquet of white calla lilies, freesia and stephanotis.
Maid of honor was Kaci Duke of Stephenville. Bridesmatron was Staci Tibbels of Coppell. Bridesmaids were Karen Corbell of Abilene and Leanna Hanson of Denton.
They wore burgundy floor-length dresses with spaghetti straps and carried colonial bouquets of plum calla lilies, freesia, heather and greenery.
The flower girls were Emily Boaz of Keller and Kennedy Bagwell of Weatherford.
Candlelighters were Clay Whetsell of Stephenville, brother of the bride and Taylor Everett of Bridgeport, cousin of the groom.
Ringbearer was Trey Cook, son of Sammy and Patty Cook of Bridgeport.
Best man was Cody Lowrance of Chico, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Brad Read and Zane Richey, both of Chico and Eric Jurica of Houston.
Ushers were Clay Whetsell of Stephenville, brother of the bride, Matt Brown of Houston, Taylor Everett of Bridgeport, cousin of the groom and Brad Thompson and Andy Thompson, both of Alvord.
Guest book attendant was Katie Cook of Bridgeport, cousin of the groom.
Organist was Jane Dozier of Decatur.
The reception, given by the bride’s parents, was held at The Club at Runaway Bay.
Following a Norwegian cruise to the Bahamas, the couple live in Chico.
The bride graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in 1998 with a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi and Delta Zeta Chi. She is employed by Bridgeport Building Center.
The groom graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural development. He is employed by Germania Insurance.

Lowry - Mrs. Josh Lowry
formerly Angela DeLynn Davis
Marriage vows exchanged March 24, 2001
Angela DeLynn Davis and Josh Lowry were united in a double ring ceremony March 24, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Denton.
The bride is the daughter of Brad and Susie Davis of Decatur. The groom is the son of Jan and Bill Lowry of Denton.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a floor-length off-the shoulder sleeveless white satin gown with a dropped waist and a five foot train. The neck, waist and train were trimmed with crocheted lace and adorned with pearls. The chapel-length veil was trimmed in satin and was made by the groom’s mother.
She carried a cascading bouquet of stargazer lilies and altroemerias.
Maid of honor was Shonda Davis of Decatur, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Tommy Sue Davis, sister of the bride and Susan Hooks, both of Decatur, Erin Yarborough of Oklahoma and Sarah and Elizabeth Lowry of Denton, sisters of the groom.
They wore royal blue, strapless, floor-length satin dresses and carried bouquets of fuchsia altroemerias.
Candlelighters were their grandparents and great-grandparents.
Best man was Mike Blankenshin. Groomsmen were Ben Lowry of Denton, brother of the groom, Billy Haskell, Jared Southerland, cousin of the groom, Scott Davis, the groom’s brother-in-law and John Swartzbaugh.
Ushers were Tommy Tynes and Tyler Tynes, both of Oklahoma, Caleb Southerland of Irving and Matt Lowe of Denton.
Pianist was John Dill. Soloists were Tanya Blankenship and Tara Haynes.
Following the ceremony, a reception given by Brad Davis, the bride’s father, was held at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church in Denton.
Servers were Athena Mathis and Cara Craig, both of Oklahoma.
Following a wedding trip to Cozumel, Mexico, the couple live in Irving.
The bride attended school in Moore, Okla. and graduated from Decatur High School in 1997. She attended North Texas University and Oklahoma State University. She is employed as a leasing agent for MacArthur Ridge Apartments.
The groom is attending the Art Institute of Dallas. He is employed by LH Lacy Construction.

Luedtke - Mrs. Matthew Edwin Luedtke
formerly Tiffany Denise Hill
Marriage vows exchanged Jan. 27, 2001
Tiffany Denise Hill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kendall W. Hill of Alvord and Matthew Edwin Luedtke of Dallas, son of Ed Luedtke of Dallas and Sylvia Luedtke of New York were married Jan. 27, 2001, at University Christian Church in Fort Worth. Dr. Scott Colglazier officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her father.
She wore a diamond white silk Galina A-line gown with Austrian crystals at the bodice. The tiara was a diamond rose by Farnorli.
She carried a bouquet of white calla lilies with china berries.
Maid of honor was Lindsey Thomas of Paradise, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Kristi Dee Boudreaux of Austin, Lindsey Leigh Archer and Julie Ann Tredennick, both of Dallas and Christy Jenkins Van Duinen of Chicago.
They wore black A-line dresses and carried bouquets of white calla lilies and china berries.
Flower girl was Mariah Swartz, cousin of the bride and daughter of Matt and Stacy Swartz of North Richland Hills.
Best man was Benjamin J. Luedtke of Dallas, brother of the groom.
Groomsmen were Vincent Vernon Bell and Gilford Dudley Taylor, both of Dallas, Matthew Paul Flake of Austin, David Lee Zaozirny and Bryson Jeffery Knowles, both of Houston, Scott Randol Lancaster of Fort Worth and Derek Wade Miller of Kansas City, Mo.
Ushers were Daniel Etheridge Archer of Dallas, Scott Ryan Van Duinen of Chicago and Thomas Kolton Hanisko and Stephen Michael Thomas, both of Paradise.
Guest book attendant was Kristin Luedtke Koslo of Dallas.
Music was provided by organist Betty Boles of Fort Worth and The Texas Boys Choir of Fort Worth.
A reception, given by the parents of the bride, was held at Colonial Country Club.
Following a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple will live in Dallas.
The bride is a graduate of Baylor University.
The groom is a 1992 graduate of Baylor University and is employed at e2 Communications.