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Marcum - Mr. and Mrs. Bill Marcum
50th wedding anniversary celebrated July 7, 2001
Billy W. and Marydee Marcum of Boyd were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, July 7, 2001.
Marcum married the former Mary Peterson July 7, 1951, in Fort Worth.
He is a reitred master electrician. She is retired from the banking industry.
Residents of Wise County for more than 42 years, the Marcums have a daughter, Kathy Fetters and her husband, Mitch, of Decatur; a son, Billy Marcum Jr. and his wife, Barbara, of Boyd; and six grandchildren, Brett and Mickey Kelley of Decatur and Abby, Mary, Kelly and Sarah Marcum of Boyd.

Mares - Veronica DeLeon and Manuel Mares Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 11, 2001
Veronica DeLeon, daughter of Ramiro and Maria DeLeon of Decatur, and Manuel Mares Jr., son of Manuel and Maria Reyes Mares of Decatur, will be married Aug. 11, 2001, at Central Fellowship Church in Decatur. Filemon Gallegos will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1998 honors graduate of Decatur High School and is a senior at the University of North Texas in Denton.
The prospective groom is employed by Poco Graphite, Inc.

Mares (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Mares Jr.
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 11, 2001
Veronica DeLeon and Manuel Mares Jr., both of Decatur, were married Aug. 11 at Central Fellowship Church. Pastor Filemon Gallegos performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Ramiro and Maria DeLeon. The groom is the son of Manuel and the late Maria Reyes Mares.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by her mother along with her brother, David DeLeon. She wore a white, short sleeve, off-the-shoulder satin gown adorned with cut crystals and a cathedral-length appliquéd train.
Her flowers were white calla lilies and pink lilies accented with lace and ribbons.
The maid of honor was Maria Isabel DeLeon, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Wendy Avina of Denton, Sandra Calzada of Dallas and Rosa Alvarez, all friends of the bride.
They were dressed in black and white spaghetti-strap, floor-length gowns with shawls.
The flower girls were Ruth Sanchez, daughter of Juaquin and Betty Sanchez, cousin of the bride; and Violeta Chavez, daughter of Alberto and Mandina Chavez, friend of the bride.
Serving the groom as best man was Elijio Mares, cousin of the groom. Groomsmen were David DeLeon, brother of the bride; Jose Martinez, cousin of the bride; and Abelardo Ruiz, friend of the groom.
The parents of the bride and groom took part in a candle-lighting ceremony.
The guest book attendant was Juanita Vega.
Soloist was Areli Rodriguez.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Decatur Civic Center, hosted by the bride and groom. Helping serve was Nina Galvan, friend of the couple.
The bride is a 1998 honors graduate of Decatur High School. She is a senior at the University of North Texas and is a member of the Golden Key Honor Society and Beta Gamma Sigma. She is employed at UNT.
The groom is employed by Poco Graphite.
The couple resides in Decatur.

Marlett - Shawna Leon Grantham and James Franklin Moore
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 24, 2001
Shawna Leon Grantham, daughter of Billy and Brenda Grantham will marry James Frankin Marlett March 24, 2001. The couple will reside in Bridgeport.

Marsh - Mrs. Eric Lane Marsh
Formerly Betsy Ann Boatner; Marriage vows exchanged Oct. 20, 2001
Betsy Anne Boatner and Eric Lane Marsh, both of Washington, D.C. were married Oct. 20, 2001, at Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. The Rev. Joseph Pemberton officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Charles K. Boatner of Decatur. She is the granddaughter of Alice Boatner and the late Charles K. Boatner of Fort Worth and Anita Eckstein and the late Francis Eckstein of Jasper, Ind.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pawol of Clovis, N.M. He is the grandson of Charles Novotny and the late Cora Belle Novotny of Pratt, Kan. and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Marsh of Sun City, Kan.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father. She wore a gown of silk shantung adorned with Venetian lace from her mother’s wedding veil. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of purple and white irises, delphinium, solidago and other flowers.
Matron of honor was Angela Kwentus of North Attleboro, Mass., the bride’s sister. Maid of honor was Emilie Thenard of Washington, D.C. Bridesmaids were Angela Gilbert, Elizabeth Boatner and Mendy Marsh.
The flower girl was Jacquelin Kwentus, the bride’s niece.
Best man was Kris Knight of Everett, Wash. Groomsmen were John Chandler, Scott Liebertz, Gary Simms and Drew Tatum.
Usher was Danny Eckstein, the bride’s cousin.
Music was provided by Michael and Jonathan de Guzman, Charles Boatner, brother of the bride, and his wife Elizabeth and Dorothy McKay.
A reception was held at The Club at Runaway Bay.
A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom’s parents, was also held at The Club.
The bride received her bachelor of arts degree in geography from the University of Texas at Austin and her master of science degree in natural resource policy and behavior from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is employed by Amazon Alliance for Indigenous and Traditional Peoples of the Amazon Basin.
The groom earned his bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of Notre Dame and his master of science degree in natural resource policy and administration from the University of Michigan. He is employed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Following a wedding trip to Ruidoso and Santa Fe, N.M., the couple lives in Washington D.C.

McCormick - Mr. and Mrs. Todd Wayne McCormick
Marriage vows exchanged July 7, 2001
Angela Beth Anderson and Todd Wayne McCormick were married July 7, 2001, in the home of the bride’s parents in Paradise.
The bride is the daughter of Charlie and Laura Anderson of Paradise and McCormick is the son of John and Paulette McCormick of Decatur.
The bride is a 1995 graduate of Paradise High School. The groom is a 1993 graduate of Decatur High School and a 1997 graduate of Tarleton State University.

McGruder - Mr. and Mrs. Charles McGruder
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 5, 2001
Diedra Dianne Hamner of Chico and Matthew Charles McGruder of Columbia, Mo. were married Sept. 5, 2001, in the Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyo.
The bride is the daughter of Janice and Donald Hamner of Chico. The groom is the son of Sheryl and Charles R. McGruder of Columbia, Mo.
The couple live in Euless.

Meyers - Laurie Gandee and Matt Meyers
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 25, 2001
Laurie Gandee, daughter of Roger and Jane Gandee of Weatherford, will marry Matt Meyers, son of Fred and Cindy Meyers of Bridgeport, on Aug. 25, 2001, at Victory Baptist Church in Weatherford.
The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Azle High School and a 1999 graduate of Tarrant County College. She is a dental hygienist for 21st Century Dental in Las Colinas.
The prospective groom is a 1994 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 1998 graduate of Tarleton State University. He is employed by Allstate Insurance in Fort Worth.
Grandparents of the bride-elect are Eloise Boatman and Mr. and Mrs. Don Ley Gandee of Weatherford.
Grandparents of the prospective groom are Howard and Martha Meyers and Norris and Joyce Cheves, all of Bridgeport.

Meyers (2) - Mrs. Matthew Frederick Meyers
formerly Laurie Ann Gandee Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 25, 2001
Laurie Ann Gandee of Hurst, daughter of Roger and Jane Gandee of Weatherford and Matthew Frederick Meyers of Hurst, son of Fred and Cindy Meyers of Bridgeport were married Aug. 25, 2001.
Brian Loveless of Clermont Baptist Church of Clermont, Fla., brother-in-law of the bride, officiated the double ring ceremony at the Victory Baptist Church in Weatherford.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a spaghetti strap gown with a full tulle skirt. She wore a bun wrap headpiece with fingertip length veil.
She carried longstem white calla lilies bound with a satin ribbon.
Maid of honor was Deanne Davis of Arlington. Bridesmatron was Jenny Loveless of Clermont, Fla., sister of the bride. Bridesmaid was Valerie Gandee of Weatherford, sister of the bride. They wore two-piece sleeveless gowns in victorian lilac. Each carried a single white calla lily.
Ushers and candlelighters were Jason Stevens of Fort Worth and Doug Jones of Bridgeport.
The best man was Tracy Caywood of Houston. Groomsmen were Richard Vidal of Bridgeport and Greg Reasoner of Chico.
Pianist was Dale Richmond of Weatherford. Soloist was Jenny Loveless of Clermont.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Family Life Center at Victory Baptist Church.
Servers were Linda Newsom of Weatherford, aunt of the bride, Shirley Fry of Weatherford and Mandy Wallis of Weatherford, cousin of the bride.
Following a trip to Ocho Rios, Jamaica the couple live in Hurst.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Tarrant County College with a degree in dental hygiene. She is employed at 21st Century Dental in Las Colinas.
The groom is a 1994 graduate of Bridgeport High School, and graduated from Tarleton State University in 1998 with a degree in business. He is employed at Allstate Insurance in Fort Worth.

Miles - Natasha Marie Conover and Phillip Timothy Miles
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 12, 2001
Natasha Marie Conover of Rhome, daughter of Jim Conover of Weatherford and Terri Conover of Jacksboro, will marry Phillip Timothy Robert Miles of Rhome, son of Robert and Vicki Miles of Rhome, May 12, 2001, at The Club at Runaway Bay.
The Rev. Michael Stephenson will officiate. A reception will follow at The Club.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Jacksboro High School and attends Tarrant County College.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Northwest High School. He is employed at Nichols Ford.

Miles (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Miles
Marriage vows exchanged May 12, 2001
Natasha Marie Conover of Rhome, daughter of Jim Conover of Grand Prairie and Terri Conover of Jacksboro, and Phillip Timothy Robert Miles, son of Robert and Vicki Miles of Rhome, were married May 12, 2001. The Rev. Mike Stephenson of the Rhome Assembly of God Church officiated the double-ring ceremony at The Club at Runaway Bay.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a princess style gown with a chapel length train. She also wore a rhinestone headpiece with a chapel length veil. She carried a bouquet of tangerine roses with yellow accents.
Matron of honor was Shawna Lidster of Denton, sister of the bride. Bridesmatrons were Amanda Hughes of Rhome, cousin of the groom; Tanya Ledger of Rhome, sister of the groom; and Shanna Young of Lake Jackson, cousin of the groom. They wore long tangerine dresses with bouquets of yellow and tangerine roses.
The flower girl was Lauren Herndon, daughter of Dana and Jeffery Martinez of Rhome and cousin of the groom. The ringbearer was Eric Conover of Jacksboro, brother of the bride.
Best man was Austin Butler of Rhome, cousin of the groom. Groomsmen were Chris Miles of Rhome, Jimmy Miller of Decatur and Ricky Young of Lake Jackson, all cousins of the groom. Soloist was Kelly Denti of Keller.
A reception was given by the groom’s parents at The Club.
Following a wedding trip to Walt Disney World Resort, the couple live in Rhome.
The bride graduated from Jacksboro High School and attended Tarrant County College. She is a self-employed artist.
The groom graduated from Northwest High School and attended Midwestern State University. He is employed by James Wood Motors.

Miller - Amy Elizabeth Bigbee and Michael Coleman Miller
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 15, 2001
Amy Elizabeth Bigbee of Houston, daughter of Dr. Dalton Bigbee of Kingsville and Anita Bigbee of Bishop, will marry Michael Coleman Miller of Plano, son of Raleigh Miller and Ann Dunning, both of Decatur on Dec. 15, 2001, at the First Presbyterian Church in Houston.
The bride-elect is a 1993 graduate of Bishop High School and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1998 with a bachelors degree in chemical engineering. She is employed by Accenture as a consultant in Houston.
The prospective groom is a 1988 graduate of Decatur High School and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1994 with a bachelors degree in biomedical science.He is employed as a manager with Accenture in Dallas and is a reserve deputy for the Wise County Sheriff’s Department.

Mitchell - Lana Margot Campos and Ryan Christian Mitchell
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 14, 2001
Lana Margot Campos of Dallas, daughter of Roger and Sandra Campos of Irving will marry Ryan Christian Mitchell of Grand Prairie, son of Myles and LeeAnn Mitchell of Decatur, July 14, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur. The Revs. Jack Gatewood and Brett Dutton will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Irving High School and is a senior at Dallas Baptist University.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2001 graduate of Dallas Baptist University with a bachelor of arts degree in communications.

Montgomery - Mr. and Mrs. Donald Montgomery
Marriage vows exchanged March 17, 2001
Valerie Kilgore and Donald Montgomery, both of Dallas, were married March 17, 2001, at Eagle Drive Baptist Church in Decatur. John Featherston of The Colony Church of Christ officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Paul and Patricia Kilgore of Kemp. The groom is the son of Ronnie and Sharon Montgomery of Decatur.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a floor-length white satin gown with a princess waistline and a scalloped neckline. The gown was embellished with embroidered lace and accented with pearls and sequins. The white satin headband and tuling were accented with pearls belonging to Mae Dell Simpson, the groom’s grandmother.
She carried a cascading bouquet of white roses accented with blue and yellow roses and greenery. She also carried a white lace heirloom handkerchief belonging to Mrs. Simpson.
Matron of honor was Kathy Bautista of Denton, sister of the bride. Bridesmatron was Sara Burrow of Krum.
They wore light blue floor-length satin dresses and carried a single white rose.
The flower girl was Carmen Bautista of Denton, the bride’s niece. The ring bearer was Stratton Simpson of Chandler, cousin of the groom.
Serving as candlelighters and ushers were Luke Burrow of Krum and Cliff Spain of Decatur, the groom’s cousin.
Best man was Marcus Simpson of Chandler, cousin of the groom. Groomsman was Monty Shipp of Aubrey, cousin of the groom.
Guest book attendant was Jennifer Spain of Decatur, cousin of the groom.
As part of the ceremony, the groom and the groomsman lighted a candle in memory of their best friend, Dale Robertson.
The bride and groom lighted a unity candle to the music, “From This Moment On.”
Following the wedding, a reception given by the bride and groom’s parents was held at the Decatur Sheriff’s Posse grounds. Servers were Rayna Spain and Laurie Delgado of Decatur, Sandy Parris of Lewisville and Amy Montgomery and Michelle Montgomery of Grand Prairie, all cousins of the groom.
Following a wedding trip to Las Vegas, Nev., the couple live in Dallas.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Kemp High School. She attended Navarro College in Corsicana. She is employed by Public Service Plumbers in Dallas.
The groom is a 1992 graduate of Decatur High School and attended Weatherford College. He is employed by Denton County in law enforcement.

Moore - Michele Gail Garrett and George Clark Moore III
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 7, 2001
Michele Gail Garrett of Dallas, daughter of Kenneth and Barbara Cansler of Chico, will marry George Clark Moore III of Belton, son of George and Patricia Moore of Bridgeport, April 7, 2001, at the First United Methodist Church in Belton.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Chico High School.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Bridgeport High School.

Morris, Roy - Mr. and Mrs. Roy Morris
50th wedding anniversary July 14, 2001
Roy Hulen and Georgia Morris will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, July 8, 2001, at the Cottondale Church of Christ. The reception is hosted by their children and spouses, Janice and Paul Knight and Sheri and Mark Neeley. The couple were married July 14, 1951, in Paradise.
Morris and the former Georgia Cleveland also have two grandchildren, Erin and Taylor.
He is retired from Acme Brick Company. She is retired from Paradise ISD.

Morris, Willie - Mr. and Mrs. Willie D. Morris
50th wedding anniversary Aug. 17, 2001
Willie D. and Melvadean Morris of Alvord will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, with a family dinner at K-Bob’s in Decatur, hosted by their children. A reception will be held later in the home of their son Darrell Ray and his family in Paradise.
Morris married the former Melvadean Western Aug. 17, 1951, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church between Alvord and Decatur.
They have two sons, Rickie Dale Morris and wife, Teresa, of Breckenridge and Darrell Ray Morris and wife, Leresa Ann, of Paradise; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He is retired from Bell Helicopter Textron. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was secretary of the Alvord School Board for several years.
She is a retired bookkeeper. She was active in the Alvord Parent Teacher Association serving in various offices, including president. She is a member of the Chico Chapter No. 433 Order of the Eastern Star.

Murphree - Mr. and Mrs. Willie Carl Murphree
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 29, 2001
Lisa Reneé Rushing of Dallas and Willie Carl Murphree of Decatur were married Sept. 29, 2001, at My Place on the Lake in Runaway Bay. Judge L.B. McDonald officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of James T. Owens of Henderson.
The groom is the son of Pat and Gloria Murphree of Decatur.
The bride wore a white gown accented with white pearls. She carried a bouquet of white roses accented with a purple center rose.
Maid of honor was Jessica Black of Dallas, daughter of the bride. Bridesmaid was Greta Smith of Decatur, sister of the groom. They wore lavender and grape dreeses and carried bouquets of white and purple roses.
Flower girls were Baylee Murphree of Decatur, daughter of the groom and Emily Smith of Decatur, niece of the groom.
Best man was Mitchell Morris of Arlington. Groomsman was Jerry Owen of Decatur.
A reception, given by the bride and groom, was held at My Place on the Lake.
The couple live in Decatur.
The bride graduated from H. Grady Spruce in Dallas. She is employed at My Place on the Lake.
The groom graduated from Decatur High School. He is employed at Classic Auto and Muffler.

North - Darla Jean Shifflett and John Roy North
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 26, 2001
Darla Jean Shifflett of Denton, daughter of Frank and Irene Krueger of Valley View, will marry John Roy North of Slidell, son of John and Sandra North of Slidell, May 26, 2001.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Slidell High School, she attended North Central Texas College and is employed by Llano Utility Services, Inc. in Corinth.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Slidell High School. He attended Tarleton State University and is employed by Danny Taylor in Decatur.

O’Neal - Mr. and Mrs. Bronze Adam O’Neal
Marriage vows exchanged Nov. 24, 2000
Angela Devon Nichols of Alvord, daughter of Gaylynn and Penny Wheelis of Alvord and Joseph Nichols of Albuquerque, N.M. and Bronze Adam O’Neal, son of Robert and Beverly O’Neal of Martinsburg, Pa. were married Nov. 24, 2000, at First Baptist Church in Alvord.
The Rev. Ken Herring officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her father and step-father. She wore a white sleeveless, straight, satin dress accented with a beaded bodice and train. Her mid-length veil fell from a crown accented with pearls and jewels. She wore matching shoes and earrings.
She carried a bouquet of white stephanotis and white and green roses accented with black beads and black chiffon ribbon.
Maid of honor was Megan Nichols, sister of the bride, of Alvord.
Bridesmatrons were Sarah Morrow, cousin of the bride, of Chicago, Ill., Lanie Nivens of Azle and Nicole Doyle of Arlington.
They wore black and white satin, strapless, tuxedo style, floor length dresses accented with black, beaded, frog closures. They carried bouquets of pink roses accented with black chiffon ribbon.
The flower girl was Hayden Parker, cousin of the bride, of Alvord. She wore an ankle length, white, satin dress with a chiffon overlay accented with a crown of pink roses and black ribbon. She carried a white basket and scattered pink rose petals.
The candlelighters were Tyler and Whitney Bell of Alvord.
The ringbearer was Ian Stanfill, cousin of the bride of Frisco.
Best man was Joe Sanders of Martinsburg. Groomsmen were David Meadows, brother-in-law of the groom, of Huntingdon, Pa. and Wade Henry, cousin of the groom, of New Enterprise, Pa.
Ushers were Johnny Bosley of Alvord, Jason Bridgeman and Justin Morris, both of Decatur.
The guest book attendant was Jennifer Wise of Redding, Calif.
Pianist was Peggy Carter of Denton. Soloists were Megan Nichols and David Meadows.
A reception was held at the church. Servers were Brooke Meadows of Huntingdon and Bethany O’Neal of Martinsburg, both sisters of the groom, Yolanda Gambill and Kristi Hunt, both of Bowie. Following the reception a celebration was held at El Ranchito.
Following a short honeymoon in Fort Worth, the couple moved to Germany where they are stationed for three years in the United States Army.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Alvord High School. She is a Serbo-Croatian linguist in the Army.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of Central High School in Martinsburg. He is a Russian linguist in the Army.

Oates - Kandi L. Koch and Scott Oates
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 22, 2001
Kandi L. Koch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Koch of Dallas, and Scott Oates, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Oates of Decatur, will be married Sept. 22, 2001, at the old church in the historical park at Farmers Branch. The Rev. Mark McLendon will officiate.
The bride-elect attended the University of North Texas and was in the Chi Omega Fraternity. She is a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Texas Tech University. He is employed by Southlake Construction.

Oates (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Scott Oates
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 22, 2001
Kandi Lee Koch of Dallas and Scott Oates of Justin were married in a double ring ceremony Sept. 22, 2001, at the Old Church in the Historical Park in Farmers Branch. Mark McLendon, cousin of the bride, officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Koch of Dallas. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Oates of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white, sleeveless, empire waist, satin gown adorned with beads from the waist up. On the back, covered buttons trailed down to a pleat with beads and lace inside the pleat pannel, all the way down to the bottom of the train. Her elbow length veil was accented with pearls.
She carried a bouquet of ivory, freesia and misty blue roses.
Maid of honor wass Casey Koch of Bryan, sister of the bride. Bridesmatrpms were Cyndi Carrick of Trophy Club and Paige Hudec of Allen. They wore a Victorian lilac two-piece satin ensemble with a sash and crystal jewelry.
The flower girl was Rachel VanDuyne, daughter of Scott and Colleen VanDuyne of Richardson.
The ringbearer was Chase Coffee, son of Marlin and Kim Coffee of Carrollton.
Best man was Lance Bell of San Antonio. Groomsmen were Billy Large of Carrollton and Jamie Stone of Decatur.
Ushers were Frank B. Koch Jr. of Dallas, the groom’s brother and Nate Dains of Bryan.
Guest book attendants were Lisa Richter and Keidi Huckeba.
Pianist was Sue Harris of Decatur. Soloists were Frank B. Koch Jr. of Dallas, brother of the bride and Cathy Oates of Decatur, mother of the groom.
A reception, given by the parents of the bride, was held in the Monterey Room at Eagle Point Marina.
Following a wedding trip to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the couple live in Justin.
The bride is a graduate of the University of North Texas and is a member of the Chi Omega Fraternity. She is employed at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
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Orr - Julie Michelle Morrow and Gregory Wayne Orr
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 4, 2001
Julie Michelle Morrow of Bridgeport, daughter of Dale Morrow of North Richland Hills and Wesley and Mikki Campbell of Bridgeport, will marry Gregory Wayne Orr of Paradise, son of Jerry and Linda Orr of Boyd, on Aug. 4, 2001, at Tropicana Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nev. A local celebration is planned Aug. 25.
The bride-elect is a 1995 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She is pursuing an interdisciplinary studies degree at the University of North Texas. She is employed by Texas Industries.
The prospective groom is a 1992 Boyd High School graduate. He is self employed.
Grandparents of the bride-elect are Miles and Marcy Pearce and Mary Lois and Willie White, all of Bridgeport, and the late J.W. “Dub” Morrow.
Grandparents of the prospective groom are Ted and Joyce Emanuel of Hurst.

Orr (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Wayne Orr
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 4, 2001
Julie Michelle Morrow of Bridgeport and Gregory Wayne Orr of Boyd were married in a double ring ceremony Aug. 4, 2001, at the Tropicana Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nev.
The bride is the daughter of Dale Morrow of Fort Worth and Wesley and Miki Campbell of Bridgeport.
The groom is the son of Jerry and Linda Orr of Boyd.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a Michaelangelo gown with a satin halter, trumpet skirt and detachable train. The white dress and train were accented with Battenburg lace appliqués. Her headpiece featured a braided pearl bun wrap accented with pearls throughout her hip-length veil.
She carried a tropical bouquet with two large Lamotcha lilies.
Matron of honor was Becky Morrow of Bridgeport, the bride’s aunt. Maid of honor was Brianna Morrow of Bridgeport, cousin of the bride. They wore fuschia spaghetti strap satin gowns with silver shoes. They carried a tropical bouquet with one large Lamotcha lilly.
The bride’s attendant was Doug Morrow of Paradise, brother of the bride.
Best man was Jerry Orr of Boyd, father of the groom. Groomsman was Wesley Campbell of Bridgeport, the bride’s stepfather.
Usher was Doug Morrow of Paradise, brother of the bride.
Organist was Ann Marie.
Woody and Neely Burner of Carrolton sang a duet to “From This Moment On.”
A reception, given by the parents of the bride, was held at The Club at Runaway Bay on Aug. 25, 2001.
Servers were Judy Hunter of Denton, cousin of the bride and Johanna Roberts of Chico, the bride’s aunt.
Following a wedding trip to Las Vegas and Colorado, the couple live in Paradise.
The bride is a 1995 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She is attending the University of North Texas pursuing a degree in interdisciplinary studies. She is employed by TXI Bridgeport Stone.
The groom is a 1992 graduate of Boyd High School and is self-employed.

Perales - Moses and Rachel Perales
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Sept. 8, 2001
Moses and Rachel Perales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception, hosted by their children, in October.
Perales and the former Rachel Castro were married Sept. 8, 1951, in Weatherford.
They have three children, Thomas Perales, Ysela Perales Rosales and Moses F. Perales. They have three grandchildren.
He is a Baptist minister, a teacher for Bridgeport ISD and a Korean War veteran. She is a retired bilingual teacher’s aide for Boyd ISD.
They have lived in Bridgeport for 34 years.

Perez - Veronica Carrasco Vidana and Raul Perez
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 16, 2001
Veronica Carrasco Vidana, of Bridgeport will marry Raul Perez of Decatur on June 16, 2001, at the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. Deacon Art Casias will officiate.
The bride-elect, daughter of Baltazar and Teresa Vidana of Bridgeport, graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1999. She is employed at Wal-Mart Pharmacy as a technician.
The prospective groom, son of Raudel and Maria Perez of Decatur, is a 1996 Decatur High School graduate and a 2001 ATI graduate. He is employed at Alliance Material as a cast stone designer.

Perez (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Raul Perez
Marriage vows exchanged June 16, 2001
Veronica Vidana, daughter of Baltazar and Teresa Vidana of Bridgeport, married Raul Perez, son of Raudel and Maria Perez of Decatur, June 16, 2001, at Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. Deacon Art Casias officiated the double-ring ceremony.
Escorted by her parents, the bride wore a fitted, sleveless top with sequins and pearls and full tulle skirt accented by sequins and pearls with a long train. She also wore a pearl crown with rhinestone accents and Cinderella style clear shoes with white heels. She carried a fresh bouquet of gladiolas, tulips, carnations, white roses, irises, Italian ruskas, stargazers, daffodils, delfinium and calla lilies.
Matron of honor was Jackie Zuniga of San Antonio, cousin of the bride. Maid of honor was Jennifer Vidana of Bridgeport, sister of the bride. They wore yellow gowns with spaghetti straps.
Bridesmaids were Brittany Carson and Elisabeth Bieza, both cousins of the bride from Eagle Pass, Castina Martinez of Bridgeport, Mikki East and Christy Mercer of Decatur. They wore violet gowns with spaghetti straps.
Flower girls were Pauline and Alyssa Gonzalez, daughters of Ogie and Victoria Gonzalez of Fort Hancock, Jasmine Escobedo, daughter of Fedel and Sylvia Escobedo of Decatur, and Maci East, daughter of Mikki East of Decatur. Ringbearer was Francisco Perez, brother of the groom.
The best man was Uriel Mares of Decatur, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Juan Lara Jr. of Denton, Joseph Gomez of San Angelo, cousin of the bride, Ruben Carrillo, Elicio Mares, Jamie Varella and Joe Martinez, all of Decatur.
Ushers were Robert Head of Van Horn, cousin of the bride, and Jose Perez of Decatur, cousin of the groom.
The bride’s parents hosted a reception at the Decatur Civic Center. Cake server was Maria de Jesus Perez of Decatur.
Following a wedding trip to Cancun and Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the couple live in Decatur.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She is employed by Wal-Mart Pharmacy.
The groom is a 1994 Decatur High School graduate and a 2001 ATI graduate. He is employed by Alliance Material.

Peschka - Billie Lynn Lewis and Patrick F. Peschka
Marriage vows to be exchanged in November
Billie Lynn Lewis, daughter of Bill and Donna Lewis of Paradise and Patrick F. Peschka, son of Mary F. Peschka of Kensington, Maryland and Jerry Peschka of Roswell, N.M. are planning a November wedding.
The bride-elect is a graduate of the University of North Texas and is a lieutenant in the United States Coast Guard Reserves.
The prospective groom is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and is also a lieutenant in the Coast Guard Reserves.
The two will be stationed in San Diego, Calif., following the wedding.

Phillips - Katie Elizabeth Levitt and Griffin Carter Phillips
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 15, 2001
Katie Elizabeth Levitt of Haslet, daughter of Randy and Bunny Levitt of Haslet will marry Griffin Carter Phillips of Newcastle, son of Neil and Weta Phillips of Newcastle, Dec. 15, 2001 at Southlake Christian Church in Southlake.
The bride-elect is a May 2001 graduate of Texas Tech University with a bachelor of science degree in animal science. She is working towards a master’s degree in agriculture.
The prospective groom is a senior mechanical engineering student at Texas Tech University.

Pipes - Kathy Lynn Clement and Michael Lynn Pipes
Marriage vows to be exchanged in Aug. 11, 2001
Kathy Lynn Clement, daughter of Dickie Clement and Judy Clement of Alvord, and Michael Lynn Pipes, son of Travis Pipes of Minden, La. and Kathy Ketchens of Sarepta, La., will be married Aug. 11, 2001, at the First Baptist Church of Alvord.
The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Alvord High School and attends Texas A&M University majoring in wildlife management.
The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Sarepta High School and a 2000 graduate of Northwest Louisiana Technical College with an associate degree in accounting.

Poe - Mandy McAsey and Toby Poe
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 21, 2001
Mandy McAsey of Irving, daughter of Jack and Sherry McAsey of Bridgeport, will marry Toby Poe of Lindale, son of Don and Pat Poe of Irving, July 21, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Kenny Ray will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a third-grade teacher for the Irving Independent School District.
The prospective groom is employed at Fairway Ford.
Following the ceremony, the couple will live in Lindale.

Poe (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Toby Chad Poe
Marriage vows exchanged July 21, 2001
Mandy McAsey of Irving and Toby Chad Poe of Lindale were married July 21, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur.
The Rev. Kenny Ray of the Quitman Baptist Church officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack McAsey of Bridgeport. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Poe of Irving.
The bride was given away by her father. She wore a floor-length, white, sleeveless gown with a beaded hem and empire waist adorned with beaded straps in the back and a chapel-length train. Her headpiece was made of white tulle with bearls and a beaded comb. She carried a bouquet of white and pink roses.
Maid of honor was Amy Norwood of Bridgeport, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Sarah Richey of Chico, sister of the bride, Sunni McAsey of Bridgeport, sister of the bride, Teena Story of Decatur, sister of the groom, Allison Dickinson of Irving, Elizabeth Willingham of Dallas and Keren Warner of Decatur.
They wore floor-length, two piece, ice blue dresses with an A-line shirt and a sleeveless V-neck top. They carried bouquets of spring flowers.
Best men were Don Poe of Irving, father of the groom, and Matt Poe of Sherman, cousin of the groom. Groomsmen were Kyle Story of Decatur, brother-in-law of the groom, Ron Poe of Lindale, uncle of the groom and Mitchell Reed and Chris Owens, both of Irving. Flowers were provided in memory of Knox Poe, cousin of the groom, who was to have been a groomsman.
Flower girls were Devan McAsey of Chico, niece of the bride and Shay Story of Decatur, niece of the groom. They wore floor-length, white, sleeveless, back tie dresses adorned with roses on front. They carried white flower baskets with rose pedals.
Ring bearer was Tyler Story of Decatur, nephew of the groom.
Ushers were Rick Jones of Pilot Point, uncle of the groom and Timm Sanders of Sherman.
A rehearsal dinner was held at The Club at Runaway Bay, hosted by the groom’s parents.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at The Club at Runaway Bay, hosted by the bride’s parents.
Servers at the house party were Patsy Hill and Melissa Hill, both of Atlanta, Ga. and Kim McAsey of Wichita, Kan.
Bride’s book attendants were Jennifer Lopez of Irving and Marcy Tamplin of Dallas.
After a wedding trip to Eldorado Resort near Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Cancun and Cozumel, the couple lives in Lindale.
The bride teaches at Lindale Elementary School.
The groom is employed by Fairway Ford in Tyler.

Quebe - Amber Nicole Johle and Joseph Roy Quebe
Wedding vows to be exchanged March 31, 2001
Amber Nicole Johle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Johle of Taylor will marry Joseph Roy Quebe of Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Quebe of Decatur March 31, 2001, at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Coupland.
The bride-elect’s grandparents are Leatrice Page of Taylor and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Johle of Manor. Her great-grandmother is Bertha Johle of Taylor.
The prospective groom’s grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Joe Quebe of Taylor and Mr. and Mrs. Billy Joe Snider of Decatur. His great-grandmother is Audrey Kerr of Decatur.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Taylor High School and Austin Community College. She is employed with State Farm Insurance in Austin.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Taylor High School and Austin Community College. He is employed with Texas Farm Bureau in Taylor.

Read - Tiffany Lynn Jennings and Jason Daniel Read
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 18, 2001
Tiffany Lynn Jennings, daughter of Bo and Darlynn Jennings of Boyd and Jason Daniel Read, son of Duane and Marilyn Read of Decatur will be married on Aug. 18, 2001, at the Aurora Baptist Church. The Rev. Jimmy Withers will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Boyd High School. She is also a graduate of Midwestern State University where she was a cheerleader for three years. She is employed as a legal assistant in Irving.
The groom graduated from Decatur High School in 1995 and attended the University of North Texas and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He is employed as an insurance agent/investor in Fort Worth.

Read (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Jason Read
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 18, 2001
Tiffany Jennings of Boyd and Jason Read of Decatur were married Aug. 18, 2001, at the Aurora Baptist Church in Rhome. The Rev. Jimmy Withers officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Bo and Darlynn Jennings of Boyd.
The groom is the son of Duane and Marilyn Read of Decatur.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a white, sleeveless gown. The bodice was fitted with a chiffon overlay with embroidered flowers and petite pearls. The full, gathered skirt was fashioned of layers of tulle and held a train. She carried a bouquet of red roses.
The maid of honor was Sarah Dickens of Wichita Falls. Bridesmaids were Cheryl Thompson of Decatur, Tammy Adcock of Newark, cousin of the bride; and Martina Marion of Wichita Falls. They wore black, floor-length, spaghetti strap dresses with shawls. They each carried a single red rose.
The best man was Kory Chapman of Decatur. Groomsmen were Kelly Slaten of Alvord, Gralin Hollie of Decatur and Chris Fletcher of Slidell.
The flower girl was Hannah Adcock of Newark, cousin of the bride. She wore a floor-length, white, sleeveless dress with a skirt layered of tulle. The ring bearer was Trevor Stone of Fort Worth, cousin of the bride.
Ushers were Timothy Jennings of Fort Worth and Trent Jennings of Tulia, both brothers of the bride.
Soloists included Jennie Smith of Boyd, aunt of the bride, and Ciara Tidwell of Boyd.
Three candles were lighted by the bride and groom during the ceremony in memory of Mattie and Burnie Jennings, grandparents of the bride, and Margie Lewis, grandmother of the groom.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Decatur Civic Center.
The couple resides in Decatur.

Reasoner - Candice Hines and Greg Reasoner
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 17, 2001
Candice Hines, daughter of Bob and Karen Hines of Bridgeport, formerly of Chico, will marry Greg Reasoner, son of Paul and Yvonne Reasoner of Bridgeport, Nov. 17, 2001, at Marty Leonard Community Chapel in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Chico High School. She is a junior at Texas Woman’s University pursuing a degree in English and is a member of Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society.
The prospective groom is a 1994 graduate of Bridgeport High School. He received a bachelor of business administration degree in finance from the University of North Texas and is employed at First State Bank in Bridgeport.

Reed - Mr. and Mrs. Walter Paul Reed
Marriage vows exchanged Dec. 23, 2000
Erin Lee-Ann Nellis of Austin, daughter of Raymond and Nanci Nellis of Alvord, and Walter Paul Reed, of Austin, son of The Rev. and Mrs. Cecil Reed of Florence, were united in a double ring ceremony Dec. 23, 2000. The groom’s father officiated the ceremony at the First Methodist Church in Salado.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a silk Givenchy gown and carried white tulips and orchids.
The flower girl was Chloe Banks, niece of the bride and daughter of Jon and Liza Banks of Austin.
Ringbearers were James and George Earley, nephews of the bride and sons of Stacey and Jim Earley of Houston.
Pianist was Valerie Petruka of Belton. Soloist was Craig Pentruka of Belton.
A reception dinner, given by the bride, was held after the ceremony at The Range in Salado.
Following a wedding trip to Jackson Hole, Wyo., the couple will live in Austin.
The bride is a graduate of Decatur High School and a 1989 graduate of North Texas with a bachelor of business administration degree. She is employed by Prime Retail.
The groom is a 1975 graduate of Sam Houston State University and is the vice president of Prime Retail.

Remmele - Merlin and Betty Remmele
Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary March 24, 2001
Merlin and Betty Remmele of Paradise will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary with a reception given by their children and grandchildren, March 25, from 2 to 4 at the First Baptist Church in Cottondale.
Remmele and the former Betty Killough were married March 24, 1951, in Decatur.
He is a retired dairyman and is a farmer and rancher and is on the Wise Soil & Water Conservation District board.
She retired from nursing in 1982 and is a homemaker. They have both been members of the First Baptist Church in Cottondale for 46 years.
They have five children, Jimmy Remmele and Ben and Anita Remmele, all of Cowdrey, Colo. and Harold and Renea Remmele, Debbie Baber and Gene and Lisa Remmele, all of Paradise.
They have eleven grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

Rendleman - Jennifer Lynn Veal and Terry Scott Rendleman
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 10, 2001
Jennifer Lynn Veal of Double Oak and Terry Scott Rendleman of Decatur will be married Nov. 10, 2001, in Lewisville. The Rev. Greg Mohr will officiate.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Greg and Cindy Veal of Double Oak. The prospective groom is the son of Terry and Betty Rendleman of Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 1995 graduate of Marcus High School and a 1999 graduate of the University of North Texas with a degree in home furnishings and merchandising. She is employed at the Lewisville School District.
The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of Decatur High School. He will graduate from the University of North Texas in December with a degree in entrepreneurship and strategic management. He is employed at Nations Rent.

Reyes - Lea Ann Boydstun and Paul Anthony Reyes
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 3, 2001
Lea Ann Boydstun, daughter of Charles Bert and Judy Boydstun of Decatur, will marry Paul Anthony Reyes, son of Paul Medellin Reyes and Mary Rosaline Reyes of San Antonio, June 3, 2001, at The Little Chapel in the Woods on the Texas Woman’s University campus in Denton.
The bride-elect is a 1989 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed by The Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio.
The prospective groom is employed by Sony Semiconduc-tor in San Antonio.

Reyes (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Anthony Reyes
Marriage vows exchanged June 3, 2001
Lea Ann Boydstun, daughter of Charles Bert and Judy Boydstun of Decatur, married Paul Anthony Reyes, son of Mary Rosaline Reyes and Paul Medellin Reyes of San Antonio, June 3, 2001, at The Little Chapel in the Woods in Denton. Dr. Buff Ness of Decatur officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore an organza A-line gown with cap sleeves and a sweep train. Pearls and sequins were beaded around the waistline. The veil was cathedral length and embedded with tiny pearls. She carried a bouquet of cascading white roses, yellow and lavender freesia, baby’s breath and purple statice with pearl accents.
The matrons of honor were Jan Arnold of Katy and Julie Holdridge of Frisco, both sisters of the bride. They wore floor-length lavender organza gowns with spaghetti straps and rosette accents on the back. They carried bouquets of white roses, purple statice and baby’s breath accented by purple and silver streamers.
Junior bridesmaid was Laci Arnold of Katy, niece of the bride. She wore a floor-length white sleeveless gown with elbow-length satin gloves. She carried a bouquet of white roses and baby’s breath.
Flower girl was Kerrigan Reyes, daughter of the groom. Ringbearer was Quintin Reyes, son of the groom.
Best man was Gerald Reyes of San Antonio, brother of the groom. Groomsman was James Holdridge of Frisco, brother-in-law of the bride.
Ushers were Stratton Arnold of Katy, nephew of the bride, and Greg Arnold of Katy, brother-in-law of the bride.
The guest book attendant was Margie Fragoso of San Antonio. Dale Colgrove of Decatur sang and played the trumpet. Penny Davis of Decatur was the pianist.
A reception hosted by the bride’s parents followed the ceremony at the Radisson Hotel in Denton.
Following a wedding trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico the couple lives in Wichita Falls where the groom will attend Midwestern University to earn a master’s degree in computer science.
The bride is a 1989 Decatur High School graduate and attended Texas Woman’s University. She works for Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital.
The groom is a 1988 graduate of Highlands High School in San Antonio. He received an associate’s degree in computer science from Northwest Vista College.
He is a systems analyst for Sony Semiconductors.

Rhoades - Mr. and Mrs. Richard Chuck Rhoades
Marriage vows exchanged June 30, 2001
Kristina Dawn Chambers, daughter of Don and Bonnie Chambers of Paradise and Richard Chuck Rhoades, son of Richard and Sharon Rhoades of Bowie were married June 30, 2001, at Southside Baptist Church in Bowie. The Rev. Dwayne Lamberson officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her father. The maid of honor was Tabitha Register of Charlottsville, Va. Bridesmaids were Tonya Foster and Sommer Paige, both of Decatur.
Best man was Richard Rhoades, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Greg Rhoades of Bowie, cousin of the groom and Kyle McCall.
Flower girl was Amber Rose Chambers of Paradise, sister of the bride. Candlelighters were Ray Burns and Kaz Jones of Bowie, who also served as ushers. Ringbearer was Shane Chandler of Bowie.
The pianist was Audria Shaw of Bowie.
The couple’s parents hosted a reception following the ceremony at the Bowie community room. Servers were Dana Strohl, Misty Allison and Tammy Chandler, all of Bowie.
The bride graduated from Paradise High School in 1999 and attends Weatherford College. She is employed at Wise Regional Health System.
The groom is a 1997 graduate of Bowie High School and works for Southwestern Bell Internet.
Following a honeymoon to San Antonio the couple live in Decatur.

Richards - Jill Ann Hesteande and Michael Scott Richards
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 7, 2001
Jill Ann Hesteande, daughter of Lawrence Hesteande of Slidell and the late Barbara Hesteande, will marry Michael Richards of Slidell, son of Tad and Helen Richards of Aubrey, April 7, 2001. David Bradshaw will officiate the ceremony at the First Baptist Church of Slidell.

Richter - Katie Battaia and Jeff Richter
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 23, 2001
Katie Battaia of Garland will marry Jeff Richter of Plano, June 23, 2001, at the First United Methodist Church in Plano.
The prospective groom is the son of Terry and Sue Richter of Wichita Falls and the grandson of Catherine Richter of Decatur.
He is an attorney in Collin County.
The bride-elect will enter SMU law school in September.

Rodriguez - Flor E. Vega and Marco A. Rodriguez
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 14, 2001
Flor E. Vega of Nocona and Marco A. Rodriguez of Paradise will marry July 14, 2001, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Decatur.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Luciano and Maria Veg, of Nocona.
She is a graduate of Nocona High School and is employed at the First National Bank of Bowie, Nocona Branch.
The prospective groom is the son of Pascual and Maria Rodriguez of Paradise.
He is a graduate of Green B. Trimble Tech in Fort Worth.
He is employed at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.

Rose - Sam and Edith Rose
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Dec. 29, 2001
Sam and Edith Rose of Haltom City, formerly of Wise County, celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary Dec. 29, 2001, at the fellowship hall of the Victory Baptist Church in Haltom City.
The reception was hosted by their children and spouses, Sammye and James Herrod, Gladys and Curtis Hoover, Tommy and Connie Rose.
They have five grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and five step grandchildren.
They were married Dec. 29, 1951, in the home of the Rev. R.E. Bell in Decatur.
Rose is retired from the Fort Worth ISD and Edith is a homemaker.
They have lived in Haltom City for 41 years.

Royse - Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Sean Royse
Marriage vows exchanged July 21, 2001
Afton Geneva Hughes of Paradise, daughter of Kim and Randy Hughes of Paradise and Clinton Sean Royse of Paradise, son of Debra Woolsey of Bedford and Leslie Royse of North Platte, Mo. were married July 21, 2001.
The Rev. David Frizzelle of Minden, La. officiated the double ring ceremony at the First Baptist Church in Paradise.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore an ivory, floor-length chiffon gown with a split front overlay of chiffon. The empire waist and bodice were made of satin adorned with tiny pearls in a floral pattern. She also wore an ivory chiffon shoulder drape.
She carried a fresh flower bouquet of Gerbera daisies, red roses, fire and ice roses, yellow solidago aster, purple stock, purple lisianthus, blue delphinium, yellow freesia and purple statice.
Fresh flowers, to match the bouquet, were worn in her hair.
Maid of honor was Chrissi Richey of Paradise, the bride’s cousin. She wore a cobalt blue, floor length, backless crisscross gown. She carried a bouquet of Gerbera daisies, roses, stock, solidago, freesia and statice.
The flower girl was Cora Roman, daughter of Marcia Reiff and Jaime Roman of Fort Worth.
Candlelighter was Jacoby Gentry of Paradise, the bride’s cousin.
Ringbearer was Kaynen Farrow, the bride’s cousin and son of Keitha and Kevin Farrow of Paradise.
Best man was Shiloh Hughes of Paradise, brother of the bride.
The usher was Brody Gentry of Paradise, the bride’s cousin.
A reception, given by the bride’s parents, was held at the Salt Grass Steakhouse. Servers were Karen and Amber Watkins, the bride’s aunt and cousin of Paradise and Keitha Farrow of Paradise, the bride’s cousin.
Following a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple live in Paradise.
The bride is a student. The groom graduated in 1999 and is employed by Randy Hughes Trucking.

Rutherford - Mr. and Mrs. Kaleb Kent Rutherford
Marriage vows exchanged Jan. 6, 2001
Emily Beth Hoekstra of Burleson and Kaleb Kent Rutherford of Decatur exchanged wedding vows Jan. 6, 2001, at the First United Methodist Church of Burleson. The Rev. Jim Sanders officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Susan Winn Hoekstra of Burleson and Jim and Candace Hoekstra of Joshua.
The groom is the son of Billy and Paula Rutherford of Decatur. Grandparents are Ring Hoekstra of Harrison, Ark., Wendell and Joyce Winn of California, Mary Rutherford of Decatur and Paul and Treva Fitts of Bowie.
The bride was escorted by her father. Paula-Beth Rutherford, sister of the groom, provided music.
The bride wore a floor-length sleeveless white satin gown with embossed white roses adorned with lace and pearls. Her cathedral-length veil, which was her mother’s wedding veil, had been modified to add a blusher.
Maid of honor was Dena Joyce Hoekstra, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Billie Goodsite Hoekstra, sister-in-law of the bride and Jessica Lee Camp. They wore floor-length plum gowns and carried silk bouquets.
Junior bridesmaid was Deanne Hoekstra, sister of the bride. Flower girl was Amanda Hoekstra, sister of the bride. Both wore ivory dresses.
Best man was Ben Lockwood of Denton. Groomsmen were Adrian Paredes, Chris Carter and Mark MacDonald.
Ushers were Dave and Jeremy Hoekstra, brothers of the bride.
Ringbearer was Chandler Russell Stearns, the bride’s nephew. Junior groomsman was Kory Morris.
During the lighting of the unity candle, Paula-Beth Rutherford played Little Star by Jim Brickman.
The couple exited the sanctuary to the theme song from Mission Impossible.
Following the ceremony, a reception, catered by the bride’s parents, was held in the fellowship hall of the church.
Guest book attendants were Natasha and Katie Morris, cousins of the groom.
Following a wedding trop to Mazatlan, Mexico, the couple live in Denton.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Burleson High School and is attending the University of North Texas, pursuing a degree in international studies. The groom is a 1998 graduate of Pensacola Christian School, he attended Weatherford College and is employed at Microsoft in Irving where he is pursuing his certifications.

Sanders - Crystal Michelle Sides and Tommy Shane Sanders
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 30, 2001
Crystal Michelle Sides, daughter of Dale and Gayla Sides of Chico will marry Tommy Shane Sanders of Waco, son of Eddy and Lois Hooker of Chico and Tommy and Annette Sanders of Odessa, June 30, 2001. Eddy Hooker will officiate the ceremony at the Grace Outreach Church in Chico.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Chico High School and a 2000 graduate of North Central Texas College. She is employed at the law office of Dana Davis Monoushagian.
The prospective groom is a 1991 graduate of Throckmorton High School. He is employed at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Savage - Cortney Aaron Kaumeyer and Michael Savage
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 28, 2002
Cortney Aaron Kaumeyer of Denton will marry Drew Michael Savage of Abilene Sept. 28, 2002, at the Central Fellowship Church in Decatur. Marcus Breechen will officiate.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Sharon Kaumeyer of Decatur and Danny Kaumeyer of Plano.
The prospective groom is the son of Mick and Rosemary Savage of Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Alvord High School and received a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology from the University of North Texas.
She is employed on the UNT campus as an aerobics instructor and at the Signature Athletic Club in Dallas as a fitness specialist. She was a member of the Phi Eta Sigma honor society.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Decatur High School and received a bachelor of science degree in sociology from Abilene Christian University.
He is employed at the Taylor County Juvenile Detention Center as a corrections officer. He was a member of the men’s social club Sub T-16 at ACU.

Schagren - Robin Moody and Jeff Schagren
Marriage vows exchanged March 17, 2001
Robin Moody, daughter of Robert and Carolyn Moody of Runaway Bay, and Jeff Schagren, son of Maurice and Harriet Schagren of Brooklyn, N.Y., were married March 17, 2001.
The Rev. Rhett Payne officiated the ceremony at the Las Colinas Country Club in Irving.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a Maggie Satera two piece diamond color strapless gown appliqued with lace and fully beaded with crystal beads.
Maid of honor was Melinda Green. Flower girl was Allie Hill.
The best man was Jason Cooper. Groomsman was Ira Cohan. Ringbearer was Tyler Stack.
Ushers were Sam Holmes and Robert Moody Jr., brothers of the bride.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the Las Colinas Country Club ballroom in Irving.
Harpist was Margaret Atkinson.
After a wedding trip to Hawaii, the couple live in Grapevine.
The bride is an executive secretary with Jackson Walker L.L.P in Dallas.
The groom is a senior corporate attorney for La Quinta Inns in Irving.

Sewell - Valleri Jean Bullard and Robert Austin Sewell
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 24, 2001
Valleri Jean Bullard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bullard of Sanger, will marry Robert Austin Sewell, son of Robert and Susan Sewell of Rhome, Aug. 24, 2001, at the First Baptist Church of Justin.
The bride-elect is a junior at Texas A&M University in College Station. She is pursuing a degree in elementary education.
The prospective groom attends the University of Texas at Austin, majoring in environmental biology.

Shepherd - Bobbie Jo Cypert and Kenneth Dale Shepherd Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 19, 2001
Bobbie Jo Cypert of Boyd, daughter of Donna O’Donnell of Bridgeport and Gary Cypert of Munday, will marry Kenneth Dale Shepherd Jr., son of Kenny and Dorothy Shepherd of Boyd, on May 19, 2001, at the Boyd Community Center. Donna Allen will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1995 graduate of Boyd High School and is employed by Duke Petroleum in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom is a 1994 graduate of Boyd High School and a 1999 graduate of Tarleton State University with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural economics.
He is employed with HPS in Grapevine.

Sipes - Andrea Page Toth and Joe Allan Sipes
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 25, 2001
Andrea Page Toth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Toth, will marry Joe Allan Sipes of Denison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sipes of Decatur, May 25, 2001, at Parkside Baptist Church in Denison.
The Rev. Jerry L. Miller will officiate.
The bride-elect is a senior at Southeastern Oklahoma University and is seeking a degree in education.
The prospective groom is a graduate of the University of North Texas in Denton and is a high school varsity coach and teacher.

Slaten - Jody Dawn Gibbon and Carter Austin Slaten
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 16, 2001
Jody Dawn Gibbon and Carter Austin Slaten, both of Alvord, will marry June 16, 2001, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Rusty Hedges will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is the daughter of John and Harriet Gibbon and Rex and Cyndy Grove, all of Decatur. She is a 1993 graduate of Haltom High School and is co-owner of A Quality Replacement Glass Co.
The prospective groom, son of Dwayne and Lucy Slaten of Lake Bridgeport, is a 1992 graduate of Decatur High School. He is employed at Outdoor Wise in Decatur.

Slaten (2) - Mrs. Carter Austin Slaten
formerly Jody Dawn Gibbon - Marriage vows exchanged June 16, 2001
Jody Dawn Gibbon, daughter of John and Harriet Gibbon and Rex and Cyndy Grove of Decatur, and Carter Austin Slaten, son of Lucy and Dewayne Slaten of Lake Bridgeport, were married on June 16, 2001, at First United Methodist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Rusty Hedges officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her father, John Gibbon. She wore a Michelangelo gown. The spaghetti strap corset was embellished with white embroidered and beaded flowers. The waist flowed into a satin sheath with a fishtail train. The headpiece was a fingertip length veil.
She carried a hand-tied bouquet of tropical orange, hot pink and yellow roses accented with white stock and Italian ruskus.
The matron of honor was Tammye Reed of Farmington, N.M. The maid of honor was Shayne Joseph of Decatur. Bridesmatrons were Marsha Hafer of Benbrook and Kylie Slaten of Alvord, sister-in-law of the groom. Bridesmaids were Laura Grove, sister of the bride, of Grapevine and Courtney Slaten, niece of the groom, of Keller.
The bride’s attendants wore full-length empire style dresses with spaghetti straps in an iridescent eggplant color. They carried bouquets of roses, tied with ribbon.
Best man was Kelly Slaten, brother of the groom, of Alvord. Groomsmen were Brad Slaten, brother of the groom, of Keller, John Gibbon, brother of the bride, of Decatur, Jason Smith, Josh Smith and Kip Hardin, all of Decatur.
Flower girls were Claire Funck, Sydney Goodson and Addisyn Goodson, all nieces of the bride, of Argyle. Ushers were Chris Slaten, nephew of the groom, of Keller, Clayton Grove, brother of the bride, of Arlington, Tim Carroll of Saginaw and Danny Watts and Eddie Philley, both of Decatur. Ring bearer was Zachary Reed, cousin of the bride, of Farmington. Candlelighters were Connor Slaten, nephew of the groom, of Keller, Whitney Reed and Courtney Reed, cousins of the bride, of Farmington.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at The Club at Runaway Bay.
The bride is a 1993 graduate of Haltom High School and is co-owner of “A” Quality Replacement Glass Co. The groom is a 1992 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed at Outdoor Wise, Inc.
Following a honeymoon to Barbados the couple live in Alvord.

South - Marli Minnette Richter and Bill Douglas South
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 24, 2001
Marli Minnette Richter of Temple will wed Bill Douglas South of Decatur on March 24, 2001, in Salado. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mrs. Margaret Richter and Kirby Richter, both of Temple. The prospective groom is the son of Mary Nell South of Decatur and John South of Weatherford.
The bride-elect received a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Tarleton State University and is an escrow officer with First American Title. South earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Tarleton and is employed by the City of McKinney Fire Department.

Spain - Mr. and Mrs. Warren Spain
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Oct. 13, 2001
Warren and Shirley Spain celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 13, 2001, at the YMCA Optimus Building in Corsicana.
They were married Oct. 13, 1951, in Waxahachie with Rev. Clyde Spain Jr. officiating. They resided in Dawson from 1986 to 1997 and now reside in Hallsville. Warren Spain is a former Wise County resident.
The party was hosted by the couple’s three children, Brenda Davis of Hallsville; Patti Clayton of Moore, Okla.; and Douglas Spain of Dawson.

St. John - Lina Lachell Reaves and Rodney Keith St. John
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 15, 2001
Lina Lachell Reaves, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Gene Reaves of Saint Jo, and Rodney Keith St. John, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Gene St. John of Alvord will be married Sept. 15, 2001 at First United Methodist Church in Saint Jo. Sam Campbell and Mel Caraway will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Saint Jo High School and currently attends North Central Texas College. She is a sales associate at Cavender’s Nocona Boot Outlet in Gainesville.
The prospective groom is a 1994 graduate of Alvord High School and also attends North Central Texas College. He is manager of the North Central Texas College Beef Evaluation Center and Experimental Farm in Gainesville.

Steele - Candice Marie Boyce and Christopher Brian Steele
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 23, 2001
Candice Marie Boyce, daughter of Jeff and Patricia Stewart of Trophy Club, will marry Christopher Brian Steele of Newark, son of Brian Steele of Roanoke and Terri Steele of Newark, June 23, 2001.
The Rev. Jimmy Withers will officiate the ceremony at the Northeast Wedding Chapel in Hurst.
The bride-elect is attending the University of North Texas and is employed by Bank of America.
The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Northwest High School.
He works in Security Forces in the Air Force and is in technical training at Lackland Air Force Base.

Stephens - Betty and Tommy Stephens
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Jan. 29, 2001
Tommy and Betty Stephens of Boyd celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary with a brunch at the Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth, hosted by their children, Donna and Sammy Teal and Kevin Stephens.
Stephens and the former Betty Rolf were married Jan. 29, 1951.
They have four grandchildren, Gregg Teal and wife, Tricia, Jaime and Samuel Teal and Jacob Stephens.
He is a retired printer from Higgins Printing in Fort Worth and is a deacon at the First Baptist Church in Boyd.
He was in the Navy from 1952 to 1955 and is a member of the Gideons International.
She is a retired sales representative of Nationwide Papers in Fort Worth.
She is a member of Women on Mission at the First Baptist Church in Boyd and works at Memory Lane Gifts in Decatur with her daughter.

Stilwell - Mrs. John William Stilwell
formerly Jennifer Elizabeth Ray
Marriage vows exchanged Jan. 6, 2001
Jennifer Elizabeth Ray of Dallas and John William Stilwell of Coppell were united in marriage Jan. 6, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport. Dr. Bill Dye officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. David Ray and Mary Ray of Bridgeport. The groom is the son of Annabelle Menguy of Blue Springs, Mo. and the late Tom Stilwell.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a short-sleeved, V-neck sheath style gown of white satin accented with Alencon lace and pearl and sequin beading with a detachable cathedral-style train. She wore a white beaded halo with a tulle veil.
She carried a hand-tied bouquet of red roses and berries.
Matron of honor was Autumn Rizzi, sister of the bride, of Venice, Italy. Bridesmatrons were Chrissy Sullivan of Pearland and Diane Russell of Fort Worth. Bridesmaids were Debra Mungiguerra of Lewisville, Trisha Denney of Carrollton and Debbie Williams of San Antonio. They wore short-sleeved black velvet tops and black satin skirts. They carried hand-tied bouquets of red roses.
Flower girls were Christina and Caroline Ray of Alamo, Calif., cousins of the groom, and Jessica and Erica Canaday of Tee’s Summit, Mo., nieces of the groom.
Candlelighter was Taylor Enochs of Sherman, cousin of the bride. Ringbearers were Jacopo Rizzi, son of Autumn and Luca Rizzi of Venice and Tyler Duhon, son of Jodi and Brian Ouhon of Plano. Both are nephews of the bride.
Best man was Scott Martin of Addison. Groomsmen were Mark Alexander of Las Colinas, Brad Stilwell of Blue Springs, Mo. and Bruce Zaret, Bill Apple and Guy Garner, all of Coppell.
Ushers were Doug Ray of Houston and Curt Ray of Alamo, Calif.
Guest book attendant was Averyl Enochs, cousin of the bride, of Sherman.
Pianist was Janie Newton, cousin of the bride, of Bridgeport.
Soloist was Crystal Buckhanan of Valley Ranch.
A reception, given by Dr. David Ray, was held at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth following the wedding.
Servers were Amy Webb of Lubbock, Kristi Barbay of Nederland, Sandra Sulak of Hillsboro, Angie Elizondo of Richardson and Missy Hargrove of Rockwall.
Following a wedding trip to St. John, Virgin Islands, the couple will live in Coppell.
The bride received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor University in 1991 and is a CPA. She is vice-president of Guaranty Bank in Dallas.
The groom graduated from the University of Mississippi Law School in 1990 and is an attorney for Allstate Insurance in Dallas.

Sutherland - Janet Michelle Fippinger and Duane Edward Sutherland
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 11, 2001
Janet Michelle Fippinger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Fippinger of Caldwell will marry Duane Edward Sutherland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rod Sutherland of Tulsa, Okla. and Lynn Wilson of Snyder, Aug. 11, 2001, at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect attends Blinn College in Bryan.
The prospective groom also attends Blinn College and is employed with Mitchell Gas Services in Bryan.

Sutherland (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Duane Sutherland
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 11, 2001
Janet Fippinger and Duane Sutherland were united in marriage Aug. 11, 2001, at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Johnny Irish officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Don and Donna Fippinger of Caldwell. The groom is the son of Rod and Leona Sutherland of Tulsa, Okla. and Lynn and Kay Wilson of Rendon.
Grandparents of the bride are Gerry and Phyllis Fippinger and Mary Swain, all of Caldwell. Grandmothers of the groom are Lonnie Myers of Rendon and Betty Sutherland of Bridgeport.
The maid of honor was Kristy Meyers. Bridesmaids were Brandy Wiederhold, Jeannine Powers, sister of the bride, JoAnn Fippinger, sister of the bride, Julie Fippinger, sister of the bride and Jessica Allen.
The flower girl was Paige Gasper.
The ring bearer was Patrick Sutherland, nephew of the groom.
The best man was John Juarez. Groomsmen were Brandon McComis, Bryson Carter, Kevin Sutherland, brother of the groom, Jace Kleam and Michael Madeley.
Ushers were Jonathan Fippinger, brother of the bride, and Chris Sutherland, brother of the groom.
Following a wedding trip to San Antonio, the couple live in College Station.

Tackett - Mr. and Mrs. Michael Alan Tackett
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 4, 2001
Carla Jo Nipper of Decatur, daughter of Mary Jo Osborn of Iowa Park and the late C.A. Nipper and Michael Alan Tackett, son of Ester Tackett of Decatur and the late S.M. Tackett were married Aug. 4, 2001.
Jeff Tackett, a second cousin to the groom, officiated the double ring ceremony at the Wise County Sheriff’s Posse Arena in Decatur.
The bride was escorted by her stepfather, Clyde Osborn of Iowa Park.
She carried bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush.
Matron of honor was Patricia Berry of Wichita Falls, sister of the bride.
The best man was Steve Tackett of Cottondale, brother of the groom.
Ring bearer was Casey Tackett of Bridgeport, son of the groom.
The ceremony featured a western theme with cowboy vows.
Guest book attendant was Maygan Tackett of Bridgeport, daughter of the groom.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Wise County Sheriff’s Posse Women’s Building.
The couple live in Decatur.
The bride is employed at Blockbuster Inc. Corporate in McKinney.
The groom is employed at Topway Materials in Newark.

Taylor, Kristopher Wayne - Brandi Ann Petty and Kristopher Wayne Taylor
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 10, 2001
Brandi Ann Petty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Petty of Sulphur Springs, will marry Kristopher Wayne Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Taylor of Boyd, March 10, 2001 at First United Methodist Church in Weatherford. A reception will follow at Governor’s Hill Historic Mansion.
The bride-elect’s grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Petty of Sulphur Springs, Lou Ann Williams of Royce City and the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom Woodson of Pecan Gap.
The prospective groom’s grandparents are Pat Goodger of Boyd, the late Evelyn Goodger and Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Stokes of Rhome.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Blytheville High School in Blytheville, Ark. She attended Texas A&M University-Commerce where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Boyd High School. He received a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University Commerce and was a linebacker for the Lions football team.

Taylor, Kristopher Wayne (2) - Mrs. Kristopher Wayne Taylor
formerly Brandi Ann Petty; Marriage vows exchanged March 10, 2001
Brandi Ann Petty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Petty of Sulphur Springs, and Kristopher Wayne Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Taylor of Boyd, were married March 10, 2001, at First United Methodist Church in Weatherford. Dr. Kent D. Marrs officiated the ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a gown of candlelight satin with crystal beading and embroidery on the strapless bodice. A pearl encrusted tiara crowned her elbow-length veil of illusion.
She carried a bouquet of Vendela roses, presenting both her mother and mother-in-law each with a rose from that bouquet.
Maid of honor was Ashley Gillham of Allen. Matron of honor was Erica Martinez Himes of Rockwall. Bridesmaids were Amy Garrett of Dallas, Amy Wells of Hurst, Leanna Brush Watson of Mount Vernon, Shelli Petty Strickland of Sulphur Springs, sister of the bride, and Shelley Taylor Simmons of Tipton, Okla., sister of the groom.
The bride’s attendants wore deep sage sleeveless dresses with metallic gold threading on the boucle bodices. They carried bouquets of blush, Tiffany and sterling silver roses.
Best man was Robby Cartwright of Keller. Groomsmen were Casey Peach of Garland, John Bauer of Garland, Jarrett Blessing of Paradise, Kenneth Shepherd of Boyd, Bradley Petty of Sulphur Springs, brother of the bride, and Richie Simmons of Tipton, Okla., brother-in-law of the groom.
Flower girls were Skyler Strickland of Sulphur Springs, niece of the bride, and Sydney and Anna Simmons of Tipton, twin nieces of the groom. Dressed in sleveless ivory gowns, they tossed blush and champagne rose petals from petite square baskets.
Following the ceremony, a dinner reception was held at Governor’s Hill Historic Mansion and a celebration and dance took place at the Sheriff’s Posse Clubhouse.
The bride is a graduate of Blytheville, Ark. High School. She attended Texas A&M University-Commerce where she was a member of Gamma Beta Phi sorority.
The groom is a Boyd High School graduate who received his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Texas A&M University-Commerce. He played football for the university.
Following a weeklong honeymoon in Cozumel, Mexico, the couple live in Weatherford.

Taylor, William Dwayne - Mr. and Mrs. William Dwayne Taylor
Marriage vows exchanged Dec. 17, 2000
Marsha Deanne Massingill and William Dwayne Taylor were united in marriage on Dec. 17, 2000, at Thistle Hill in Fort Worth. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Elder Joe Ray.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Massingill of Bridgeport. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Bruster of Bridgeport and Mrs. Beatrice Massingill of Fort Worth and the late Mr. Bill Massingill.
The groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lindsey of Bridgeport and Mr. and Mrs. Dale King of Morton, Miss. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Hancock of Paradise and Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Swanson of Foley, Ala.
The bride was presented in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father.
She wore a floor-length crepe overlay white gown designed by Jacquelin. The sleeveless bodice featured a sweetheart neckline and was adorned with delicate pearls and iridescent sequins. Pearls and iridescent sequins also accented the chapel-length train. The elbow-length tulle veil was fashioned with pearls and crystals. The bride carried a fresh bouquet of white calla lilies hand-tied with white tulle.
The matron of honor was Melissa Buntaine of Alvarado, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Kim Reasoner of Bridgeport and Amy Hammer of Gainesville. Their navy floor-length dresses were accented with navy shawls. Each carried a single long-stemmed white calla Lilly adorned with Christmas greenery. Flower girls were Jade Keller and Amanda Kasner, cousins of the bride. They wore matching navy floor-length dresses with shawls and carried Christmas kissing balls. Serving at the guest book was Shaunda Keller, cousin of the bride.
Serving as the groom’s best man was Samuel Taylor of Morton, Miss., brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Jason Wilder of Bryan and J.S. Powers of Bridgeport. Ringbearer was Kane Trammell, cousin of the bride.
A reception was held at Thistle Hill immediately following the ceremony. Members of the house party were Sommer Holley and Kayce Phillips. A rehearsal diner was hosted by the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lindsey, on the Thursday preceding the wedding at the Italian Inn in Fort Worth.
Marsha and Dwayne are both 1997 graduates of Bridgeport High School. Marsha is a senior at Texas A&M University, pursuing a degree in psychology. Dwayne is a December 2000 graduate of the Texas A&M Police Academy and is presently employed as a sergeant with the Brazos County Sheriff’s Department. Following a wedding trip to South Padre, the couple will live in Bryan.

Thomas - Susan Michelle Hooks and Rusty Thomas
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 26, 2001
Susan Michelle Hooks of Roanoke will marry Rusty Thomas of Roanoke, May 26, 2001, at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Decatur.
The groom’s step-father, Bill Austin, will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Bob and Barbara Haley of Decatur.
The prospective groom is the son of Bill and Kristi Austin of Decatur and Johnny and Gail Thomas of Springtown.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School and a summa cum laude graduate of Texas Woman’s University in 2000.
She teaches sixth-grade math at Watauga Middle School in the Birdville ISD.
The prospective groom is a 1995 graduate of Decatur High School.
He is a junior at the University of North Texas pursuing a degree in finance.
He is employed as an account executive for Prologistixs in Keller.

Thomas (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Rustyn Lee Thomas
Marriage vows exchanged May 26, 2001
Susan Michelle Hooks of Roanoke, daughter of Bob and Barbara Haley of Decatur and Rustyn Lee Thomas of Roanoke, son of Bill and Kristi Austin of Decatur and Johnny and Gail Thomas of Springtown were married May 26, 2001. Bill Austin, the groom’s stepfather, officiated the double ring ceremony at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church pavilion.
The bride was escorted by her stepfather, Bob Haley. She wore a long strapless gown with a dropped waist. The bodice was adorned with beaded embroidery. The full skirt of tulle, banded with satin flowed into a tea-length train. She carried a bouquet of orange and yellow tiger lilies, alstroemeria, yellow and white roses and white daisies accented with organdy ribbon.
Matron of honor was Stacy McNeely, sister of the bride, of Roanoke.
She wore a coral colored sleeveless sheath dress and carried a bouquet of tiger lilies and alstromeria.
The best man was Scott Toombes of Fort Worth.
Ushers were Travis Austin of Keller and Billy Austin of Carrollton, both stepbrothers of the groom, Shane Strauss of Springtown and Ryan Davis of Decatur, nephew of the bride.
Harpists were Carmelina Holloway and Shirley Watson, both of Decatur. Soloist was Elizabeth Haley of Decatur.
A reception, given by the bride’s parents, was held on the grounds of the church.
Servers were Nita Hooks of Colmesneil, the bride’s aunt; Stacy McNeely of Roanoke and Elizabeth Haley of Decatur, both sisters of the bride and Angela Lowery of Irving.
Following a wedding trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the couple will live in Roanoke.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2000 graduate of Texas Woman’s University. She is employed by Watauga Middle School in the Birdville Independent School District.
The groom is a 1995 graduate of Decatur High School and is a junior at the University of North Texas majoring in finance. He is employed by Prologistixs in Keller.

Thornton - Kerrie Ogle and James Thornton
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 19, 2001
Kerrie Ogle of Irving will marry James Thornton of Denton, May 19, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Don and Joyce Ogle of Decatur. The prospective groom is the son of James and Sandra Walburg of Southlake and Frank and Theresa Thornton of Decatur.
The bride-elect graduated from Decatur High School and Texas Christian University. She is employed by Choice Staffing in Dallas.
The prospective groom graduated from Decatur High School and is a student at the University of North Texas.

Thornton (2) - Mrs. James Neil Thornton
formerly Kerrie Dawn Ogle - Marriage vows exchanged May 19, 2001
Kerrie Dawn Ogle, daughter of Kerry Don and Joyce Ogle of Decatur, and James Neil Thornton, son of James and Sandra Walburg of Southlake and H. Frank and Thresea Thornton of Decatur, were married May 19, 2001. James Jackson, former youth minister at First Baptist Church in Decatur, officiated the double-ring ceremony at First Baptist Church in Decatur.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a gown of moonlight satin with pearls and crystals appliquéd on the bodice and a chapel-length trail. Satin roses held her veil, which was double-layered with white trim and scattered with crystals and pearls. She carried a bouquet of spring flowers including pink and white roses, peach gerbera daisies, Bell of Ireland, yellow freesia, heather and tulips.
Matron of honor was Angie Browning of Kerrville. Bridesmatrons were Meredith Andrus of Dallas and Melissa Bedford and Paige Moossey of Decatur. Tracy Teague of Dallas was a bridesmaid. The bride’s attendants wore pink satin dresses with beaded spaghetti straps and tulle trains. Their bouquets were smaller versions of the bride’s bouquet.
Flower girls were Emily Ogle, niece of the bride, and Coppel Lauren Walburg, Chloe Walburg and Alissa Walburg, sisters of the groom of Southlake. The ringbearer was Jared Walburg of Southlake, brother of the groom.
Best man was Evan Woodruff of Denton. Groomsmen were Steven Long of California and Jake Hilton of Denton and Brandon Thornton of Colorado and Adam Thornton of Hurst, both brothers of the groom.
Ushers were Jeff Ogle , brother of the bride, Russell Long of Austin, Travis Austin of Keller, Russell Smith of Lubbock and Jeff Dunnihoo and Logan Gilbert of Austin.
The guest book attendant was Lynde Dodd of Denton. Musicians were organist Matt Joiner of Decatur, pianist Jo Joiner of Decatur, flutist Pam Kennedy of Decatur and soloist Jolene Jackson of Richmond.
A reception was given by the couple’s parents at The Club at Runaway Bay.
Following a wedding trip to Hawaii, the couple lives in Lewisville.
The bride graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She is employed by Choice Staffing in Dallas.
The groom is a student at the University of North Texas in Denton.

Tiller - Margaret Ann Stockard and Bruce Wayne Tiller
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 22, 2001
Margaret Ann Stockard of Chico, daughter of Orville Maggard of Chico and John and Patricia Carroll of Calcutta, Ohio, will marry Bruce Wayne Tiller of Chico, son of Omar and Alice Tiller of Chico, Sept. 22, 2001. The Rev. Kern Coate will officiate the ceremony at the Shepherds House Church in Chico.
The bride-elect graduated from Beaver Local High School in Lisbon, Ohio. She is employed by Boeing Aerospace in Corinth.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Bridgeport High School. He is employed by Anderson Water Well Service in Bridgeport.

Tippett - Sara Kathleen Powlen and Charles Cade Tippett
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 13, 2001
Sara Kathleen Powlen of Alvord, daughter of Sam and Kathy Powlen of Alvord and Charles Cade Tippett of San Antonio, son of Ron and Shirley Stokes of Weatherford and Chuck and Marilyn Tippett of Azle, will be married Oct. 13, 2001, at the First Baptist Church of Alvord. The Rev. Bill Cleveland will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Tarleton State University. She ran track and cross country at Tarleton.
The prospective groom is also a 2000 graduate of TSU, where he also ran track and cross country. He is attending the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Tippett (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cade Tippett
Marriage vows exchanged Oct. 13, 2001
Sara Kathleen Powlen and Charles Cade Tippett, both of San Antonio, were married Oct. 13, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Alvord. The Rev. Bill Cleveland officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Sam and Kathy Powlen of Alvord. The groom is the son of Ron and Shirley Stokes of Weatherford and Chuck and Marilyn Tippett of Azle.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a white slipper satin gown with beaded spaghetti straps and a chapel length train. The fitted bodice and the gown were embellished with beads, sequins and silver embroidery. The headpiece was a halo of crystal beads with a cathedral-length veil.
She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white lisianthus, purple freesia and seeded eucalyptus.
Maid of honor was Carmen Powlen of Garland, sister of the bride. Bridesmatron was Kathryn Grona of Conroe. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Talley of Alvord, Leslie Bain of Decatur and Melissa Spencer of Gunter.
They wore floor-length amethyst skirts and tops overlaid with silver thread and with beaded spaghetti-strap tops. They carried all-white bouquets of stock, snap dragons, freesia and agapanthus.
The flower girls were Mary-Cate Haley, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Haley of Stephenville and Emily Hubbard, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Hubbard of Stephenville.
Best man was Chris Olsen of Pilot Point. Groomsmen were Travis Couey of Dripping Springs, James Pelzel of Pilot Point, Jason Pate of Comanche and Clint Wammack of Richardson.
Guest book attendant was Atalie Hubbard of Stephenville. Musicians were Dale Colgrove of Decatur and Ben Watrous of Hurst. Vocalists were Michelle and Michael McFatridge of Hurst, cousins of the bride.
A reception, given by the parents of the bride, was at The Club at Runaway Bay. Servers were Frieda Talley, Francie Coffee, Lynn Garrett, Jeannie Frye, all of Alvord and Sarah Peacock of Stephenville.
The couple live in San Antonio.
The bride is a 1996 graduate of Alvord High School. She graduated from Tarleton State University in 2000 as a track and cross country standout.
The groom is also a track standout and 2000 graduate of Tarleton State University. He attends the

Tobola - April Michelle Harris and Christopher Joseph Tobola
Marriage vows exchanged July 7, 2001
April Michelle Harris, daughter of Terry and Rhona Harris of Schertz and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wiley of Decatur and Christopher Joseph Tobola, son of Frank and Karen Tobola of San Antonio, were married July 7, 2001.
Mickey McCandless officiated the double ring ceremony at the United Methodist Church in Universal City.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin gown accented with silver satin trim. The dress had a halter, corselet bodice style with a chapel length train. The veil was fingertip length with a pearl trimmed headpiece.
She carried a bouquet of white roses and mini Gerber daisies.
Maid of honor was Alissa Harris of Schertz, sister of the bride. Bridesmatron was Laura Scroggins of College Station. Bridesmaids were Caress Conques of Schertz and Emily Barnett of Virginia. They wore navy blue hater style satin gowns and carried multi-color bouquets.
Flower girl was Reba Harris and ringbearer was Jimmy Harris, both cousins of the bride, children of Roger and Jan Harris of Humble.
The best man was Mario Porras of El Paso. Groomsmen were Frank McDonald and David Muñoz, both of El Paso and Nickolas Tobola of San Antonio, brother of the groom.
Ushers were Jeremy and Stephen Rawlings of Missouri City, cousins of the groom, and Jarrod Brogdon of Cibolo.
Organist was Sharon Vader and soloist was Morris Vader, both of Marion.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Olympia Hills Reception Room.
After a wedding trip to San Diego, Calif., the couple live in Universal City.
The bride is a 2000 graduate of Texas A&M University and is a first grade teacher in the Northeast school district.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of Sul Ross State University and is a teacher and coach in the Marion school district.

Von Ree - Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Kirk von Ree
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 1, 2001
Robyn Lannette Shawn and Gregory Kirk von Ree exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001 at the First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport. The Rev. Larry Krouger officiated.
The bride is the daughter of David and Connie Shawn of Runaway Bay. The groom is the son of Carl and Rita von Ree of Saint Jo.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white matte satin halter style gown accented with an embroidered lace bodice covered in seed pearls and crystal sequins.The Basque waist dropped to a v-shape, floating over a multi-layered, tulle and matte satin skirt embroidered with lace medallions. The floor-length skirt held a matching multi-layered cathedral train. Her veil was of a Spanish design that matched the dress and train. The bride wore white elbow length gloves and carried a bouquet of white lilies, pale yellow roses and stephanotis and English ivy.
Matron of honor was Renee’ De La Rosa of Austin. Bridesmaids were Jamie Erwin of Bridgeport, Shelly Rangel of Alvord, Cierra Bivens of Bowie, Amy Hiler of Keller, Jean Straughn of Jacksboro and Penny Brown, cousin of the bride of Bridgeport. They wore floor-length A-line gowns of a corn-silk gold matte satin with a ivory iridescent floor length jacket. Each carried a bouquet of long stem pale yellow Virginia roses. The junior bridesmaid was Alicia Erwin of Bridgeport. Her gown featured an ivory lace bodice covered in seed pearls and crystal sequins with a multi-layered floor-length tulle skirt. She also carried a bouquet of pale yellow Virginia roses.
Flower girls were Taya Wright and McKenna Waddell, both cousins of the bride and Lacey Erwin. They wore ivory floor-length gowns. They carried baskets of rose petals.
Ring bearer was Garrett von Ree, son of the groom. Junior groomsman was Dustin von Ree, son of the groom.
Bryan Nance of Muenster was best man. Groomsmen were Eric von Ree of Saint Jo, brother of the groom, Monty Shawn of Runaway Bay, brother of the bride, Scott Hillburn of Era, Rodney St. John of Gainesville and Lee Donnely and Jim Meyers, both of Valley View.
Candlelighters were Allison Selz and Tandy Stallings of Bridgeport. Guestbook attendants were Donna Partin of Tatum, N.M. and Julia Bradley of Carthage, cousin of the bride.
Wedding music was provided by organist Linda Thompson.
A reception, dinner and dancing followed at The Club at Runaway Bay, hosted by the bride’s parents.
Following a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple live in Bridgeport.
The bride is a 1992 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 1998 graduate of the University of North Texas. She is a coach and owner of Gymnastic Advantage.
The groom is a 1990 graduate of Saint Jo High School and is manager of the Lucky Star Ranch.

Walker - Brandy Rising and Greg Walker
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 23, 2001
Brandy Rising of Paradise, daughter of Jerald Rising of Ada, Okla. and the late Patricia Rising, will marry Greg Walker of Paradise, son of Alba and Donna Walker of Southlake, on June 23, 2001, in a garden ceremony in Southlake. The Rev. C.H. Pritchett will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Byna High School in Ada, where she also attended East Central University. She is employed by IKON Office Solutions in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Lamar High School in Arlington. He is employed by Threshold Development in Fort Worth.

Walker (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Scott Walker
Marriage vows exchanged June 23, 2001
Brandy Sue Rising of Paradise, daughter of Jerald Glenn Rising, of Ada, Okla., and the late Patricia Diane Rising and Gregory Scott Walker of Paradise, son of Alba and Donna Walker of Southlake were married June 23, 2001 in a garden ceremony in Southlake. Rev. C.H. Pritchett officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a sleeveless ivory satin gown trimmed with pearls at the neckline and waist with a short tulle veil held by a rhinestone and pearl tiara.
She carried a small cascade of white roses, lavender, statice, freesia and gardenias with a lilac ribbon and greenery.
Maid of honor was Misty Walker, sister of the groom, of Fort Worth. The bridesmaid was Jennifer Kates, cousin of the groom, of Grand Prairie. They wore long, satin, sleeveless lilac gowns and carried bouquets of delphinium with ivory bows.
The best man was Alba Walker, father of the groom and groomsman was Phillip Walker, brother of the groom, of Cleburne. Clint Mobly, of Grand Prairie, served as usher.
The guest book attendant was Glenda Sponsel of Pilot Point. The pianist was Julie Nelson of Denton. The soloist was Tammy Lee Brasier of Noble, Okla.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the groom’s parents. Servers were Nancy Lowe of Arlington, Boyd and “Bino” Dollar of Southlake and Jean Warner of Arlington.
The bride is a 1988 graduate of Byng High School and attended East Central University in Ada, Okla. She is currently employed at Ikon Office Solutions in Fort Worth.
The groom graduated from Lamar High School in 1992 and is employed at Rolling V Ranch in Rhome.
Following a cruise to the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Bahamas, the couple live in Paradise.

Washburn - Geary and Linda Washburn
Fortieth wedding anniversary Dec. 8, 2001
Geary and Linda Washburn of Decatur celebrated their fortieth wedding anniversary with a reception Dec. 9, 2001, at The Club at Runaway Bay.
Steven and Lance Washburn and Lana Sharpless hosted the celebration.
Washburn and the former Linda Stevens were married Dec. 8, 1961, in Decatur.
They have two sons, Steven Washburn of Runaway Bay and Lance Washburn of Denton.
He owns Geary’s Tax Service and she is retired from Poco Graphite.
They are both members of the First Baptist Church in Decatur.

Watkins - Willie and Joyce Watkins
50th wedding anniversary July 9, 2001
Willie and Joyce Watkins of Paradise will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary July 7, 2001, at Maggiano’s Banquet Room in Dallas, hosted by their children and grandchildren, who are also giving them a 7-day cruise to Alaska.
Watkins and the former Joyce Pittman were married July 9, 1951, in Bridgeport.
They have five children, Carolyn Largent, Johnny Watkins, Binky Gentry, Shirley Richey and Kim Hughes, all of Paradise. They also have 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He is self-employed and is a deacon at the First Baptist Church in Paradise. She is a housewife.

Weatherly - Mr. and Mrs. Bart Leslie Weatherly
Marriage vows exchanged June 9, 2001
Jolinda Michelle Blake of Chico, daughter of James and Nolinda Blake of Alvord and Bart Leslie Weatherly of Chico, son of Carolyn Manning of Bridgeport and Harvey Weatherly of Chico, were married June 9, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Sunset.
The Rev. Charles Reed of the First Assembly of God Church in Burkburnett officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a Metelassé gown with a scoop neckline and an embroideried bodice overlayed with lace trimmed with seed pearls and sequins. The empire waistline extended into a V-shaped design. The dress featured fingertip long sleeves covered with lace, seed pearls and sequins. The chapel-length train featured a large bow. A fingertip veil was attached to a rhinestone tiara with white satin roses.
She carried a cascading bouquet of burgundy and white roses with wisteria, English ivy and greenery with pearls, tulle and burgundy and hunter green ribbon.
Maid of honor was Kirstie Ledet of Alvord. She wore a burgundy satin, backless, floor-length dress.
Bridesmaids were Jamie Blake of Chico, sister of the bride; Angie Watson of Chico, sister of the groom, Lyndi Smith of Bridgeport and Nikki Blake of Chico, the bridal couple’s daughter. They wore hunter green floor-length dresses. They carried single burgundy roses with wisteria and English ivy accented with hunter green and burgundy ribbon.
Cameron Blake, the bride and groom’s son, carried his mother’s train.
The flower girl was Emily Burdine of Alvord, the groom’s niece. She is the daughter of Lila and Cody Burdine. She wore a satin hunter green dress.
Candlelighters were Colby Burdine of Alvord, nephew of the groom and Seth Weatherly of Chico, brother of the groom.
Ringbearer was Joshua Blake, nephew of the bride and the son of Josh and Diane Blake of Alvord.
Best man was Jerrod Mowery of Bridgeport. Groomsmen was Craig Moss, Trent Teague, Allen Carter and Parris Martin, all of Chico.
Usher was Josh Blake of Alvord, brother of the bride.
Guest book attendant was Ashleigh Watson of Chico, the groom’s niece.
Pianist was Meridan McLendon of Bowie, cousin of the bride. Soloist was Jennifer Reed of Fort Worth.
A dinner and dance, hosted by the couple’s parents, followed the ceremony at the church.
Servers were Ethelene Perry of Geronimo, Okla, the bride’s aunt; Diane Blake of Alvord, the bride’s sister-in-law; Sara Willett of Bowie and Karen Willett of Springtown, both aunts of the bride; Trisha Simmons and Karen St. John, both cousins of the bride and groom.
The couple live in Chico.
The bride is a 1995 graduate of Alvord High School. She is a homemaker.
The groom is a 1989 graduate of Chico High School. He is employed at TXI in Bridgeport.

Wester - Westers celebrate 64th anniversary
Bruce and Clara Redwine Wester of Chico, celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on March 20, 2001, in Shreveport, La. The couple celebrated with their son and daughter-in-law, Roland and Bobbie Wester and their daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Jimmie Smith.
The couple has seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Williamson - Margaret Liane Hunt and Pvt. Forrest Benjamin Williamson
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 2, 2001
Margaret Liane Hunt, daughter of Larry and Margie Hunt of Decatur, will marry Pvt. Forrest Benjamin Williamson of Decatur, son of Dr. Gary Williamson of Athens and Charlotte Williamson of Decatur on June 2, 2001.
The Rev. Chuck Wallace of Hubbard Cumberland Presbyterian Church will officiate the ceremony at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect is employed by Ultimate Salon and attends Weatherford College.
The prospective groom recently graduated from bootcamp at Ft. Sill, Okla. and in the United States Army.

Williamson (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Benjamin Williamson
Marriage vows exchanged June 2, 2001
Margaret Liane Hunt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wesley Hunt of Decatur, married Army Private Forrest Benjamin Williamson, son of Charlotte Long Williamson of Decatur and Dr. and Mrs. Gary Wayne Williamson of Athens, on June 2, 2001, at the home of the groom’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ray Long in Decatur. The Rev. Charles Wallace of Hubbard Cumberland Presbyterian Church officiated.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a sleveless white matte satin gown with a scooped neckline. The bodice was covered with beaded Battenburg lace and the floor-length skirt had a semi-cathedral length train. Her veil was a crown of rolled, flat satin flowers studded with round pearls, oat pearls and rhinestones. The frame was edged in pearl rope creating a flower scroll edge. She carried a bouquet of red roses, baby’s breath and white amaryllis.
The maid of honor was Kendra Leeann Hess of Abilene and the bridesmaid was Shelby Lynn Owens of Decatur. They wore floor-length deep red satin gowns and carried bouquets of red roses and amarylis.
The best man was Jacob Andrew Williamson of Austin, brother of the groom. Usher was Arnold Ryan Hunt of Decatur, brother of the bride.
Flower girls were Lauren Marie Hunt, niece of the bride and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wesley Hunt of Corinth, and Charlotte Elizabeth Chirakadze, niece of the groom and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Chirakadze of Tblisi, Republic of Georgia. The ringbearer was Tanner Wesley Hunt, nephew of the bride and son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wesley Hunt.
Bessie Watson of Decatur was the organist. Soloist Jessica Allen Decker of Decatur sang “The Rose.”
A reception hosted by the bride’s parents followed the ceremony at the Radisson Hotel in Denton.
Following a wedding trip to Playa del Carmen, the couple live in Lawton, Okla.
The bride is a 1997 Decatur High School graduate who is attending Weatherford College to earn a finance and accounting degree.
The groom is a 1998 Decatur High School graduate who attended Weatherford College. He is a crew member for a U.S. Army multiple launch rocket system.

Wilson - Jessica Ruth Dorsey and Cody Wade Wilson
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 30, 2001
Jessica Ruth Dorsey, daughter of Gaylon Dorsey and Sherry and Donny Dickenson of Decatur, will marry Cody Wade Wilson, son of Irene Wilson of Slidell and Becky and David Wilson of Greenwood, on June 30, 2001, at Slidell First Baptist Church. The Rev. Eric Spano will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Slidell High School and is majoring in business at North Central Texas College. She is a manager at Payless Shoe Source in Lewisville.
The prospective groom is also a graduate of Slidell High School. He is majoring in math at Texas Woman’s University. He is a student assistant for TWU basketball and is employed by Brinker International at Chili’s in Grapevine.

Woolsey - Katie Briane Patterson and George Washington Woolsey
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 10, 2001
Katie Briane Patterson, daughter of Rick and Debbie Patterson of Paradise and George Washington Woolsey, son of John and Melinda Woolsey of Mills Creek, will be married Nov. 10, 2001, at the Pattersons’ home.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Doyle and June Patterson of Paradise and Neal and Marlene Ivester of Grapevine. She is a 2001 graduate of Paradise High School and is employed by Giebs Veterinary Clinic.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Nadine Henry and the late Jack Henry of Weatherford and Wanda West and the late Bubby West of Texarkana. He is employed by Smith Oilfield and Environmental.

Word - Cicily Shantel Miles and Chris Word
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 12, 2001
Cicily Shantel Miles, daughter of Robert and Vicki Miles of Rhome will marry Chris Word, son of Bonnie Grons of Humble and Ronnie Word of Humble March 12, 2001, at Rhome Assembly of God Church.
The Rev. Mike Stephenson will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in education. She is employed with the Spring ISD.
The prospective groom is employed with Coca-Cola of Houston.

Word (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Keith Word
Marriage vows exchanged March 10, 2001
Cicily Shantel Miles of Houston, daughter of Robert and Vicki Miles of Rhome and Christopher Keith Word of Humble, son of Ronnie Word and Bonnie Grons, both of Humble, were married March 10, 2001, at Rhome Assembly of God Church.
The Rev. Michael Stephenson officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a two-piece taffeta gown with a chapel-length train and veil. She carried white roses and calla lilies.
Maid of honor was Amber Young of Rhome, the bride’s cousin. Bridesmatrons were Tanya Ledger of Rhome, sister of the bride, Heather Lee of Fort Worth and Amanda Hughes of Rhome, both cousins of the bride. Bridesmaid was Tasha Conover of Rhome.
They wore floor-length silver dresses and carried calla lilies.
Flower girls were Danielle Word of Houston, the groom’s niece, Nanette Word of Houston and Danny Word of Humble.
Ringbearers were Branden and Bradley Stephenson and Michael and Karensa Stephenson, all of Rhome.
Best man was Adam Piserelle of Houston. Groomsmen were Danny Word of Humble, Phillip Miles of Rhome, Robert Kielberg of California and Jason Patterson of Houston.
Ushers were Austin Butler of Rhome and Ricky Miles of Loganville, Ga.
Soloist was Les Davidson of Chico.
Following the ceremony, a reception given by the bride’s parents was held at the Holiday Inn North.
Following a wedding trip to Oahu, Hawaii, the couple live in Houston.
The bride is a third-grade teacher for Spring ISD. The groom is employed by Coca Cola of Houston.