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Addington - Mr. and Mrs. David Addington
Marriage vows exchanged Oct. 19, 2002
Casey Lee Castillo of Granbury and David Paul Addington of Decatur were married Oct. 19, 2002, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur with the Rev. Raymond Johns officiating the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jewell and Ralph Castillo of Granbury.
The groom is the son of Joy Addington and Paul Addington of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride chose an elegant gown of silk and satin with a dropped waist with seed pearls. Her veil of satin tulle was held by a satin headpiece. She carried a bouquet of white silk roses.
The matron of honor was the bride’s sister, Christina Gilbreath of Fort Worth. Bridesmaids were Catherine and Shannon Castillo of Granbury, sisters of the bride. The flower girl was the bride’s niece, Victoria Gilbreath of Fort Worth.
The best man was Kasey Ray Swan of Jacksboro, cousin of the groom. Groomsmen were Heath Chambers of Dallas and Zack Renfro of Austin. Ushers were Colby Addington and Merrick Addington, brothers of the groom, Joe Lutz of Topeka, Kan., cousin of the groom and Michael Crunk of Bridgeport, cousin of the groom. The ring bearer was Kane Elenburg of Jacksboro, cousin of the groom.
The guest book attendant was Kori Swan of Jacksboro, cousin of the groom.
The pianist was Ruth Pearce. Following the ceremony a buffet reception was held in the church fellowship hall.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of Azle High School. She is attending Weatherford College studying nursing.
The groom is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School. He is attending Weatherford College and Decatur Flight School. The couple honeymooned in Cozumel and reside in Decatur.
Wise County Messenger, Dec, 29, 2002

Antoine - Ashley Dennett and Dylan Antoine
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 20, 2002
Ashley Dennett of Decatur, daughter of Bruce and Debbie Zimmerman of Arkansas City, Kan., will marry Dylan Antoine, son of Dr. and Mrs. Terry Antoine of Decatur, July 20, 2002, at the Grace United Methodist Church in Winfield, Kan.
Dennett is the granddaughter of George Smith of Udall, Kan., Stuart and Carol Foy of Rock, Kan. and Florene Dennett of Wichita, Kan. Antoine is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Hugh Antoine Jr. of Lake Whitney.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Arkansas City High School.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed in Decatur. He will be attend Wichita State University in Wichita, Kan. in the fall.
All friends and family are invited to attend the 6 p.m. ceremony.

Barker - Tabetha Louise Arant and Chase Barker
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 1, 2002
Tabetha Louise Arant of Bridgeport, daughter of Mark and Diane Arant of Rhome, will marry Chase Jennings Barker of Bridgeport, son of Lena Barker of Bridgeport, Sept. 1, 2002, at the Botanic Gardens in Fort Worth. Mary Benke will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Cates High School and is self employed.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Paradise High School and is self-employed.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 11, 2002

Barnett - Lisa Boggs and Eric Barnett
Marriage vows to be exchanged August 10, 2002
Lisa Ann Boggs of Decatur, daughter of Sheila Boggs of Decatur, will marry Eric Barnett of Fort Worth, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Barnett of Sulphur Springs, Aug. 10, 2002, at Grace Baptist Church.
The Rev. Jerry Miller will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School and Tarleton State University. She is an alumni of Alpha Phi Fraternity, Inc.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Midwestern State University and is employed with Roadway Express of Irving.

Beck - Karrie Curry and Kevin Beck
Marriage vows to be exchanged Jan. 25, 2003
Karrie Curry of Lewisville, daughter of Darryl and Wanda Curry of Norman, Okla., will marry Kevin Beck of Lewisville, son of Maynard and Barbara Beck of Boyd, Jan. 25, 2003, in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Norman, Okla. High School and a graduate of Texas Christian University. She is working on her master’s degree in kinesiology.
The groom is a 1995 graduate of Boyd High School and graduated from the University of North Texas. He is a teacher in Lewisville.

Begeman - Jimmy and Maurine Begeman
50th Wedding Anniversary August 3, 1952
Jimmy and Maurine Begeman of Paradise will be honored with a reception hosted by their children on Saturday, August 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Paradise. Friends are invited.
They have four children, Beverly Begeman Robinson of Chico, Cristy Begeman Fuqua of Paradise, Denise Begeman Horner of Chico and Barry Begeman of Decatur. They have 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
They are both semi-retired, Jimmy from Mitchell Energy and Maurine from Valu-Rite Pharmacy.

Bement - Mike and Sylvia Bement
Fiftieth wedding anniversary July 14, 2002
Mike and Sylvia Bement celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary with a family luncheon July 14, at the home of their daughter, Rhonda McMurry, in Bridgeport.
They were married July 14, 1952, at the First Baptist Church in Ada, Okla.

Bible - Charles Sr. and Esther Bible
Seventy-fifth wedding anniversary October 30, 2002
Charles Sr. and Esther Bible will celebrate their sixty-fifth wedding anniversary Nov. 2 with a reception at Weatherford College in Decatur.
Bible and the former Esther Oliver were married in Bosque County Oct. 30, 1937. They have seven children, 38 grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Charles is an elder at 2nd Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Clifton, Texas. Esther is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Waco, St. John Baptist Church in Decatur and the Decatur Garden Club.

Black - Brittani Winters and Michael Black
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 14, 2002
Brittani Dawn Winters of Decatur, daughter of Mike and Tamie Winters of Decatur, will marry Michael Jacob Black of Arlington, son of William and Lillian Black of Georgetown, Dec. 14, 2002, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Tim Staub will officiate.

Blankinship - Virginia Schluter and Jacob Blankinship
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 13, 2002
Virginia Ann Schluter, daughter of Mark C. and Karen Schluter of Rhome will marry Jacob Earl Blankinship, son of William and Sherry Blankinship of Arlington, July 13, 2002. Wayne McBride will officiate the 6 p.m. ceremony at the Jarvis Heights Church of Christ.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Northwest High Schol. She attends Tarrant County Junior College and is employed at Dustrol, Inc. of Justin.
The prospective groom is a graduate of James Bowie High School in Arlington. He also attends TCJC and is employed in construction.

Blankinship(2) - Mrs. Jacob Earl Blankinship
formerly Virginia Ann Schluter Marriage vows exchanged July 13, 2002
Virginia Ann Schluter of Rhome and Jacob Earl Blankinship of Arlington were married July 13, 2002, at Jarvis Heights Church of Christ in Fort Worth. Wayne McBride officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mark C. and Karen Schluter of Haslet.
The groom is the son of William and Sherry Blankinship of Arlington.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a beaded headpiece and strapless gown.
A barbecue buffet followed at the Log Cabin at the Saginaw Community Center.

Boner - Hubert Lee and Edith Mae Boner
Sixty-seventh wedding anniversary Nov. 18, 2002
Hubert Lee and Edith Mae Boner will celebrate their sixty-seventh wedding anniversary Nov. 18, 2002.
Boner and the former Edith Mae Rowe were married Nov. 18, 1935, in Alvord. They had three children, Hubert Ellis Boner of Bowie, Mary Lee Creighton of Mineral Wells and the late Wanda Boner. They have five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. They also have three step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.
Hubert Lee was an expert auto mechanic before moving into aircraft mechanic work in 1940. He continued in that field moving from bombers built for World War II to helicopters at Fort Wolters during the Vietnam War. Hubert was a licensed small aircraft pilot for many years. After retirement in 1977, Hubert Lee became interested in gardening.
Edith Mae was a housewife until their children were teenagers. She went to business school in Fort Worth and did various jobs from bookkeeping to assembling computer chips until Hubert retired.
They are members of the Alvord United Methodist Church.
No formal reception will be held, but friends and family can send greetings to the couple at 410 South O’Neil Street in Alvord.

Boyd - Laura-Leigh Ziemann and Jed Ray Boyd
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 25, 2002
Laura-Leigh Ziemann of Decatur, daughter of Teri Ziemann of Decatur, will marry Jed Ray Boyd of Decatur, son of Jackie Boyd of Decatur and Jan Boyd of Friendswood, May 25, 2002, in Decatur.
Dr. Van Gardner will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed by Decatur ISD.
The prospective groom is also a 1999 Decatur High School graduate. He is employed by the U.S. Postal Service and Boyd Dairy.

Bradberry - Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Bradberry
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 10, 2002
Alisha Susan Cary of Watauga and Aaron Wesley Bradberry of Boyd were married Aug. 10, 2002, at the College Hill Church of Christ in North Richland Hills. Robert Waller officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride, daughter of Steven and Donna Cary of Watauga, was escorted by her father.
The groom is the son of Timothy and Sallie Bradberry of Boyd.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white gown with a fingertip veil.
The matron of honor was Jamie Hart of North Richland Hills. The bridesmaid was Renea Marlette of Watauga.
The flower girl was Cheyenne Bradberry, daughter of Jimmy Lee and Tiffany Bradberry, of North Richland Hills.
The candlelighter was Susan Mack, aunt of the bride, of Sherman.
The best man was Todd Hart of Richland Hills. Groomsman was Jimmy Lee Bradberry, brother of the groom, of North Richland Hills. Ushers were Marshall Cary, brother of the bride, of Watauga and Mark Bradberry, nephew of the groom, of North Richland Hills.
The guest book attendant was Christy Almond of Spring.
A reception was held at the College Hill Church of Christ. Members of the serving party were Angela Olson and Jennifer Smith, both cousins and of Sherman.
The bride is a 2000 graduate of Richland High School.
The groom is a 1997 graduate of Boyd High School. He is employed with the Haltom City Fire Department.
Following a wedding trip to Oklahoma, the couple reside in Boyd.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 24, 2002

Bright - Carolyn Ting Brannan and John Ryan Bright
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 1, 2002
Carolyn Ting Brannan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Brannan Jr. of Decatur, will marry John Ryan Bright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Bright of Dallas, June 1, 2002.
Rev. Kirsch of Good News United Methodist Church of Santa Rosa, Fla. will officiate the ceremony at Rosemary Beach, Fla.
The bride-elect is a second year student at SMU Law School.
The prospective groom is employed at A+ Track Communications.

Bright(2) - Mrs. John Ryan Bright
formerly Carolyn Ting Brannan Marriage vows exchanged June 1, 2002
Carolyn Ting Brannan and John Ryan Bright were married June 1, 2002, on the beach at Rosemary Beach, Fla. The Rev. Don Kirsch of Good News United Methodist Church of Santa Rosa, Fla. officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Eugene Brannan Jr. of Decatur. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Frank Bright of Dallas.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory strapless gown of duchess satin. The A-line skirt swept from an asymmetrical waistline and extended to a cathedral length train which was gathered into a French bustle. Alencon lace, Austrian crystal and seed pearls encrusted the scalloped hem.
She carried a bouquet of gardenias, ivory roses and stephanotis.
Maid of honor was Farrah Mary Phillipo of Boston, Mass. Bridesmaids were Ashley Bogard Parks and Carey Joy Moseley, both of Dallas. Bridesmaids dresses were glacier blue satin A-line gowns with a tulle overlay and shirred waistlines. The flower girl was Kelsey Ann Hedrick of North Richland Hills, cousin of the bride. Wedding party flowers were nosegays of ivory godethia.
Best man was Steven Frank Bright, father of the groom, of Dallas. Groomsmen were Steven Corby Bright, brother of groom, of Dallas and James Byron Parks III of Dallas. Junior groomsman was Zachary Brannan Hedrick of North Richland Hills, cousin of the bride.
The Emerald String Quartet of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. provided the music.
A seated dinner and dancing followed beneath a tented green overlooking the beach. Following a wedding trip to Elbow Cay in the Abaco Islands, the couple is residing in Dallas.

Brimmer - Ricketta Maldonado and Joshua Brimmer
Wedding vows to be exchanged
Ricketta Maldonado and Joshua Lee Brimmer have announced their engagement.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Polly Linzy and Ricky Maldonado of Florida.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Bill and Linda Brimmer. He is a 2000 graduate of Bridgeport High School. He is in basic training for the U.S. Army in Fort Benning, Ga. and will be doing medic training in San Antonio and paratrooper training with the 82nd Airborne in Fayettevville, N.C.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 22, 2002

Brown - Larry and Donna Brown
Twenty-fifth wedding anniversary May 13, 2002
Larry and Donna Brown of Decatur celebrated their twenty-fifth anniversary May 13, 2002. Larry and Donna were married May 13, 1977 in Keller. They have two children, Brody Brown and Brianne Allen of Decatur and one son-in law, Eric Allen of Decatur. They have one grandson, Bryson Allen.
Larry works for the city of Decatur and Donna is employed at the Wise County Commission on Aging.

Caffey - Christal Edwards and Will Caffey
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 10, 2002
Christal Edwards of Boyd, daughter of Debbie Edwards of Houston and Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Edwards of Weatherford will marry Will Caffey, son of Bill Caffey of Decatur and Rogena Caffey of Boyd, August 10, 2002, at the Walnut Creek Baptist Church in Azle. The prospective groom’s brother, the Rev. Kevin Caffey, will officiate.

Campbell - Ashley Nicole Horner and Delvon Ray Campbell
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 15, 2002
Ashley Nicole Horner, daughter of Mike and Charlotte Horner of Decatur will marry Delvon Ray Campbell of Decatur, son of Billy and Debbie Campbell of Bowie, June 15, 2002. Evangelist Monty Martin will officiate the ceremony in Decatur.
The bride-elect graduated from Decatur High School and attended Texas Woman’s University.
She is now attending North Central Texas College and is employed at the First National Bank of Texas.
The prospective groom graduated from Bowie High School and attended Tarleton State University.
He graduated from the Weatherford Police Academy and is a Wise County Sheriff’s deputy.

Cansler - Ken and Barbara Cansler
25th wedding anniversary March 19, 2002
Ken and Barbara Cansler of Chico will celebrate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary with a private party March 16, 2002, hosted by Clark and Michelle Moore of Belton.
Cansler and the former Barbara Pryor were married March 19, 1977, in Wise County.
They have six children, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Cansler is retired from Bridgeport Conference Center (Methodist Camp). Barbara is a homemaker.

Carbajal - Mrs. Thomas Carbajal
formerly Chastiti Lauren Tackel Marriage vows exchanged June 30, 2002
Chasiti Lauren Tackel and Thomas Christopher Carbajal were married June 30, 2002, at the First Christian Church in Paradise. The Rev. Charles Taylor officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Clinton and Donna Tackel of Paradise. She is the granddaughter of Marguerite Treadwell of Cisco and Faye Tackel of Paradise. The groom is the son of Paula Eberhart of Garland and Ramiro Carbajal of Midlothian. He is the grandson of Jimmie Johns of Cedar Hill and Mrs. B. Carbajal of Midlothian.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a sleeveless gown of white silk organza. The bodice featured a sweetheart neckline with embroidered lace embellished with seed pearls and iridescent sequins. She carried a cascading bouquet of bright summertime flowers and English ivy.
The bride’s maid of honor was her sister, Whitnee Tackel of Paradise. Bridesmaid was Shelley Nottingham of Burkburnett and flower girl was Courtney Taylor, cousin of the bride, of Decatur.
Best man was Dave Lane of Lake Whitney. Groomsman was Mark Coppock II, brother-in-law of the groom, of Glenn Heights and ringbearer was Mark Coppock III, nephew of the groom, also of Glenn Heights.
Ushers were Matt Tackel, cousin of the bride, of Fort Worth and Joey Carbajal, brother of the groom, of Midlothian.
Music was provided by pianist Marguerite Treadwell, grandmother of the bride.
A reception followed the ceremony in the fellowship hall of the church. Members of the house party were Rachael Watson and Amanda Read of Decatur and Rami Coppock, sister of the groom, of Glenn Heights.
The bride is a 2000 graduate of Burkburnett High School and attends Texas Woman’s University.
The groom is a 1994 graduate of Waxahachie High School and served in the United States Navy for eight years. He is a Denton area business manager.
Following a short wedding trip, the couple reside in Decatur.

Carpenter - Chris Carpenter and Autumn Rhea
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 19, 2002
Autumn Rhea, daughter of Tom and Carolyn Rhea of Runaway Bay, and Chris Carpenter, son of Bob and Betty Carpenter of Marble Falls, will marry Oct. 19, 2002, at Mayfield Park in Austin.
They are 1990 graduates of Marble Falls High School. The prospective bride received a BA in journalism from Southwest Texas State University in 1994 and is an audio and video producer at Motorola in Austin. Carpenter is an electro-magnetic compliance (EMC) technician at Professional Testing Inc. in Round Rock.
They plan to live in Austin following their wedding.

Chambers - Britney Lynn Brazell and Landon Heath Chambers
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 18, 2002
Britney Lynn Brazell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Monty Brazell of Corsicana will marry Landon Heath Chambers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Chambers of Decatur, Aug. 18, 2002, at Delaney Vineyards.
The bride-elect is a senior at the University of North Texas, where she is majoring in public relations with a business concentration. She also serves as the public relations director for the Public Relations Student Society of America, a national student organization.
The prospective groom attends the University of Texas at Dallas, majoring in business administration with a concentration in management information systems. He is the grandson of Billy Wayne Stone and Mr. and Mrs. John Chambers, all of Decatur and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cash of Chico
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Chambers(2) - Mrs. Landon Heath Chambers
formerly Britney Lynn Brazell Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 18, 2002
Britney Lynn Brazell and Landon Heath Chambers were married Aug. 18, 2002, at Delaney Vineyards. The Rev. Wesley Haefs officiated the double ring ceremony.
Parents of the bride are Anita and Monty Brazell of Corsicana. Parents of the groom are Kim and Randy Chambers of Decatur.
The bride’s dress was designed by her aunt, Evelyn Brazell and was made of silk. She wore a Judith Jack pendant pearl necklace given to her by her father.
Maids of honor were Colbie Brazell, the bride’s sister and Brandi Chambers, the groom’s sister. They wore tea-length dresses of charcoal silk. Junior bridesmaids were Alexis and Grayson Herrscher of Dallas and Annabelle Lake of Corsicana. They wore burgundy taffeta dresses.
Flowers were black magic and Sahara roses accented with viburnum and bear grass.
Marc Cortez of Garland served as the best man. Zack Renfro and David Paul Addington, both of Decatur, were groomsmen. Matthew Herrscher of Dallas was the ring bearer.
Ushers were Chris Ebbesen of Richardson and Leddy Foster and John Lockett, both of Decatur.
Members of the house party were Kate Short of Portland, Ore., Beth McHenry Abay of Huntsville, Ryann Rathbone Smith of Dallas, Kara Deatrich of Lewisville and Camille Jackson of Corsicana.
Following a honeymoon cruise to the Cayman Islands, the couple reside in Dallas.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 25, 2002

Cobb - Jessica Diane Bates and Cody Cobb
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 7, 2002
Jessica Diane Bates, daughter of Allen and Velda Bates of Decatur will marry Cody Cobb, son of Kenneth and Nancy Cobb of Decatur, Sept. 7, 2002. The Rev. Allen Bates, father of the bride, will officiate the ceremony at the Victory Family Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 2001 Decatur High School graduate. She attends Tarrant County College and is employed at Chalet of Jewelry in Decatur.
The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Decatur High School. He attends Tarrant County College and is employed at Your Furniture Connection in Decatur.

Cobb(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Cody Ray Cobb
bride formerly Jessica Diane Bates Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 7, 2002
Jessica Diane Bates and Cody Ray Cobb were united in marriage Sept. 7, 2002, at Victory Family Church in Decatur. The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Allen Bates, father of the bride.
The bride is the daughter of Rev. Allen and Velda Bates of Decatur. The groom is the son of Kenneth and Nancy Cobb of Decatur.
The bride was escorted by her father through seven archways adorned with twinkling white lights, ribbon and greenery. She wore a white satin gown with a fitted halter bodice embellished by intricate embroidery and pearl beading. A full satin and tulle skirt fell from the deep basque waistline and flowed into a cathedral length train. She wore a tiara adorned with pearls and crystals with an attached veil. She carried a bouquet of fresh white roses.
The maid of honor was Kelly Denti of Keller. Bridesmaids were Cortny Bates of Dallas, sister-in-law of the bride; Tina Mitchell of Decatur, sister of the groom and Meagan Luttrell of Byers. They wore a navy A-line skirt and a fitted silver top with rhinestone straps. They carried hand-tied bouquets of fresh red roses.
Flower girls were Lexi and Kayli deMelo of Bryon Center, Mich., cousins of the bride.
Best man was Chris Fernihough of Decatur. Groomsmen were Brent and Jeffrey Cobb of Decatur, brothers of the groom, and Blaine Mountain, cousin of the groom.
Ring bearers were Lane and Logan Mitchell and Blake Cobb, all of Decatur, nephews of the groom.
Ushers were Chris Bates of Dallas, brother of the bride, Donato Lopez of Decatur and Devon Mountain, cousin of the groom.
Candlelighters were Emily and Amy Mountain, cousins of the groom.
Guest book attendants were Jenna and Shania Mountain, cousins of the groom.
Pianist was Deonn Wallace of Boyd. The saxaphone was played by Dean Daniels of Decatur. Gwen Jackson of Denver, Colo., was the soloist.
A dinner and dance hosted by the bride’s family followed at the Decatur Civic Center. The theme of the evening was “Dreams Do Come True.” Guests entered the great hall under a castle archway. Sparkling castle silhouettes decorated the room. The wedding cake, a three-tiered castle, and the groom’s cake were designed by Leisha Young of Paradise.
The bride and groom are both Decatur High School graduates and attend Tarrant County College.
The groom is employed at Your Furniture Connection and the bride is employed at Chalet of Jewelry.
After a wedding trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico the couple will live in Decatur.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 29, 2002

Cooper - Rick and Jacque (Bass) Cooper
Twenty-fifth wedding anniversary Dec. 2 ,2002
Rick and Jacque (Bass) Cooper of Paradise held a family celebration on Thanksgiving Day to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.
The couple were married Dec. 2, 1977, in Chandler, Ariz.
Their children are Kara King of Garland, Noah Cooper of The Colony and Sam Cooper and Hannah Cooper of Paradise. They have six grandchildren.
Rick is a senior vice president of Internal Auditing at JPI in Las Collinas and Jacque is a homemaker. He is also an elder at The Father’s House where Jacque is a member.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 1, 2002

Cox - Nikki June Truelock and Marcus Chad Cox
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 11, 2002
Nikki June Truelock, daughter of Harvey and Vicky Truelock of Paducah will marry Marcus Chad Cox, son of Jerry and Betsy Cox of Paradise, May 11, 2002, at Rocky Point Baptist Church in Stephenville.
The bride-elect attends Tarleton State University where she is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in biology.
She is the granddaughter of Evelyn Crockett of Paducah.
The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Tarleton State University with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural services and development. He received his master of science degree in agricultural education in 2001.
He is employed at Farmers Insurance Company in Dallas. He is the grandson of Carl Cox of Paradise and Bill Sanders of Woodson.

Dark - Mrs. Jonathan Charles Dark
formerly Jana Annette Walton Marriage vows exchanged April 27, 2002
Jana Annette Walton and Jonathan Charles Dark were married April 27, 2002, at the Little Chapel in the Woods in Denton. The Rev. Charles A. Cox, pastor of the Morris Memorial Methodist Church in Chico officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Walton of Chico. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Parris of Winona, Mr. and Mrs. H.N. Walton of Longview and Mr. and Mrs. Len Dalton of Campti, La.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Aguilar of Humble and Russell Dark of Cleveland. He is the grandson of Mr. Charles Dark of Cleveland and the late Mrs. Cecelia Faye Dark.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a gown of white satin designed by P.C. Mary. The bodice was embellished with delicate embroidery and beadwork with an alluring illusion portrait neckline. The full skirt of European lace had a shoelace back and an aproned back skirt with a detachable cathedral train. To compliment her gown, the bride wore a tiara of crystals and pearls with an attached veil and carried a bouquet of multicolored roses.
The bride’s honor attendants were Ashley Robinson of Chico and Amie Steward Christie of Lake City, Fla. Bridesmaids were Tiffany Hand of Chico and Marissa Johnson, sister of the groom, of Irving. The flower girl was cousin of the bride, Tess Koetting, 5-year-old daughter of Tim and Kemi of Amarillo.
Best man was Jeremy Dark, the groom’s brother, of Lewisville. Groomsmen were Justin Walton, brother of the bride, of Dallas; Tommy Johnson II, the groom’s brother-in-law, of Austin and Robert Johnson of Irving. The ring bearer was nephew of the groom, Robert Johnson Jr., 4-year-old son of Robert and Marissa Johnson. The ushers were Zane Richey of Chico and Brian Zimmerman of Denton.
Marissa Johnson escorted Lexy Dark, 16-month-old daughter of the bride and groom, to the altar where she lit her own unity candle. Lexy joined her parents at the conclusion of the ceremony as they departed the chapel.
Contributing to the ceremony were vocalists Kim Gray and her daughter Leigha Gray of Bowie, guest book and wedding program attendant Jessica Allen of Bridgeport and Kamie Dark, the groom’s sister-in-law, of Lewisville read Bible scripture.
A reception followed the ceremony at Hubbard Hall on Texas Woman’s University campus.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of Chico High School and a senior at the University of North Texas in Denton, majoring in marketing and communications.
The groom is a 1999 graduate of Cleveland High School and a senior at the University of North Texas in Denton, majoring in business computer information systems.
Following a honeymoon trip to Hawaii, the couple and their daughter will reside in Denton.

Decou - Kristi K. Monett and David Paul Decou
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 22, 2002
Kristi Monett of Little Rock, Ark., daughter of Roy and Gayle Monett of Bowie, will marry David Decou of Little Rock, Ark., son of Dorothy Touchet and Ernest and Kathy Decou of Centerville, La., June 22, 2002 in Killeen.
The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Chico High School and is a Staff Sgt. in the Air Force.
The groom is a graduate of Centerville High School and is a Tech. Sgt in the Air Force.
The afternoon wedding will be at the home of the groom’s sister in Killeen.
Monett is the granddaughter of Pauline Hodges of Chico. Decou is the grandson of Gussie Decou of Youngsville, La.
Currently based in Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., after the wedding, both will be leaving for McGuire Air Force Base, N.J. to the 621st AMOG.

Decou(2) - Mr. and Mrs. David Paul Decou
Marriage vows exchanged June 22, 2002
Kristi K. Monett and David Paul Decou were married June 22, 2002, in an outdoor-garden ceremony in Killeen at the home of the groom’s sister and family, Tessa and Glenn Belden. Justice of the Peace Bill Cook of Killeen officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Ray and Gayle Monett of Bowie, formerly of Chico. She is the granddaughter of Pauline Hodges of Chico.
The groom is the son of Dorothy Touchet and Ernest and Kathy Decou of Centerville, La. He is the grandson of Gussie Decou of Youngsville, La.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white strapless gown encrusted with tiny seed pearls. Pearls also highlighted the veil. She carried a bouquet of calla lilies.
The bride’s attendent was Teresa McKewn of Denton, formerly of Decatur.
The groom’s attendent was his brother-in-law, Glenn Belden.
A barbeque followed the ceremony.
Following a wedding trip to New Orleans, the couple reside at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 25, 2002

Delgado - Ashley Taylor and Anthony Delgado
Wedding vows to be exchanged Oct. 12, 2002
Ashley Taylor, daughter of Melvin and Becky Taylor of Decatur, will marry Anthony Delgado, son of Mike and Arlen London of Fort Worth, Oct. 12, 2002 in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed by Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.
The prospective groom is employed by Wise Regional Health System.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 15, 2002

Delgado(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Delgado
bride formerly Ashley Taylor Marriage vows exchanged October 12, 2002
Ashley Taylor of Decatur, daughter of Melvin and Becky Taylor of Decatur, and Anthony Delgado of Decatur, son of Mike and Arlene London of Fort Worth, were married Oct. 12, 2002, on the northeast steps of the courthouse in Decatur. The Honorable Kay Swaim officiated the double ring ceremony.
Escorted by her parents, the bride wore a short-sleeved satin gown with a V-neck and Basque waist. It featured an aproned backskirt, scoop back with a bow and was embroidered with pearls. She carried a bouquet of mauve and white carnations with baby’s breath and teal ribbon.
The maid of honor was Courtney Stevens of Decatur.
The best man was Brandon Olsen of Eastland.
The guest book attendant was Kimberly Kirby of Decatur.
A reception followed at the law office of Carson and Howell in Decatur. Members of the reception party were Merrilee Morris and Darlena Hoyl, both of Decatur.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School and is currently employed at Wise Regional Health System.
The groom is also employed with Wise Regional Health System.
The couple reside in Decatur.

Dickens - Margaret Mary Greeley and Michael Garrett Dickens
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 3, 2002
Margaret “Maggie” Mary Greeley, daughter of Andrew and Rita Greeley of Tucson, Ariz., will marry Michael Garrett Dickens, son of Bobby Dickens of Irving and Gay Dickens of Alvord, Aug. 3, 2002, at Saint Mark Catholic Church in Denton.
The bride-elect received her bachelor of science degree in nutrition from the University of Arizona in Tucson and her master of science in nutrition from Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
She is the director of food and nutrition at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.
The prospective groom received his bachelor of arts from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos and his law degree from Texas Tech University.
He is an assistant district attorney in Denton County.

Diefendorf - Lisa Beth Dodson and Douglas Ray Diefendorf
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 8, 2002
Lisa Beth Dodson of Conroe, daughter of Marilyn Dodson of Decatur and David Dodson of Decatur will marry Douglas Ray Diefendorf, son of Chris Hood of Port Lavaca and Dennis Diefendorf of Morton, Ill., June 8, 2002, aboard the Southern Empress on Lake Conroe.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University. She is a math teacher at Cleveland High School.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University. He is employed by Air Brush Images.

Diefendorf(2) - Mrs. Douglas Diefendorf
formerly Lisa Beth Dodson Marriage vows exchanged June 8, 2002
Lisa Beth Dodson and Douglas Ray Diefendorf were married June 8, 2002, aboard the Southern Empress Riverboat on Lake Conroe. Capt. John Seago officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Marilyn Dodson and David Dodson of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Christine and Charles Hood of Port Lavaca and Dennis Diefendorf of East Peoria, Ill.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a satin strapless bodice embellished with crystal beads over a full, layered tulle skirt.
She carried a bouquet of long-stem red roses and white daises tied together with satin ribbon.
The maid of honor was Melissa Guice of Houston. She wore a floor-length wine colored satin, halter top dress with a small train. She carried a bouquet of red roses and daises.
The flower girl was Morgan McGuire, cousin of the groom, daughter of Shelley and Eddy McGuire of College Station.
The ringbearer was Luke Diefendorf, nephew of the groom.
The best man was Collin Zeigler of Conroe. Ushers were Dahlem Dodson, brother of the bride, and Eddy McGuire, uncle of the groom.
Soloist was Julia Novakosky of Cleveland and the reception was held on the Southern Express, cruising Lake Conroe.
The bride is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University and is currently employed by Conroe ISD.
The groom is also a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University and is currently employed by Air Brush Images.
Following a wedding trip to Costa Rica, the couple reside in Conroe.

Dodson - Amy Bradley and Dahlem Dodson
Marriage vows to be exchanged Jan 18, 2002
Amy Melissa Bradley of Dallas, daughter of Rebecca Inglehart Collins of Dallas and Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Stephen Bradley of McKinney, will marry Dahlem Dodson of Dallas, son of Marilyn Dodson and Mr. and Mrs. David Dodson, all of Decatur, Jan. 18, 2003, at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church-Wesley Chapel in Dallas.
The bride-elect is a 1986 graduate of Highland Park High School and a 1991 graduate of Vanderbilt University with a bachelor of arts degree. She is a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She is president of Rebecca Collins Ltd.
The prospective groom is a 1986 graduate of Decatur High School and a 1990 graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor of business administration degree. He received his MBA from North Texas State University in 1991. He is a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He is a CPA employed by Raytheon as director of finance of the imagery and geospatial division.

Ellison - Whitney Haire and Robert Ellison
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 18, 2002
Whitney Haire of Ponder, daughter of Randall and M.J. Haire of Ponder, will marry Robert Ellison of Decatur, son of Lawrance and Teresa Ellison of Decatur, Aug. 18, 2002, at the First Baptist Church in Ponder with Eric Spano from the First Baptist Church in Slidell officiating.
The bride-elect graduated from Ponder High School and plans to attend college in the fall.
The prospective groom graduated from Slidell High School and also plans to attend college in the fall.

Estes - Rachel McConnell and Todd Estes
Marriage vows to be exchanged Feb. 9, 2002
Mr. and Mrs. Derald McConnell, formerly of Pernell, Okla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel, to Todd Estes, son of Dr. and Mrs. James Estes of Denton.
The bride-to-be is a graduate of Oklahoma University of Arts and Sciences and holds a master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University. She teaches at Tyler Junior College.
The groom is a graduate of Texas A&M University and is employed by Adams Consulting Engineers, Inc.
The couple will be married Feb. 9, at Texas Woman’s University’s Little Chapel in the Woods. Following the honeymoon, they will reside in Tyler.

Fallis - Leaha McMaster and Curtis Fallis
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 21, 2002
Leaha SuSann McMaster, daughter of Mickey and Susan McMaster of Decatur, will marry Curtis Fallis, son of Railey and Lisa Fallis of Springtown, Sept. 21, 2002, at the Decatur Civic Center. Scott Wesley will officiate.
The bride is a graduate student at Texas Woman’s University and teaches private voice lessons.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Springtown High School and is employed at Radio Shack in Decatur.

Ferguson - Mrs. Stuart Wade Ferguson
formerly Lavada Jean Lambert Marriage vows exchanged June 1, 2002
Lavada Jean Lambert and Stuart Wade Ferguson were married June 1, 2002, at The Little Chapel in the Woods on the Texas Woman’s University Campus in Denton. The Rev. Gary Lindly of the First United Methodist Church of Keller officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mark and Betty Lambert of Boyd.
The groom is the son of Marion and Brenda Ferguson of Mullin.
Escorted by her father and her grandfather, T.H. Lambert of Boyd, the bride wore a white A-line formal gown of matte satin. The sleeveless gown featured a boat neckline and fitted bodice covered in iridescent bugle beads and a chapel length train highlighted with satin covered buttons that began at the back neckline and continued to the end of the train. Her elbow length veil consisted of two tiers of tulle accented with clusters of seed pearls.
She carried a bouquet of white Casablanca lilies, stephanotis and gooseneck loosestrife. The bouquet was gathered and tied with a braided ribbon.
The bride’s maid of honor was her cousin, Jenniffer Lambert. Her bridesmaids were Somer Parker and Kristin Hopkins, both of Denton. Her junior bridesmaid was Courtney Hope of Plano.
The bridesmaids wore floor-length gowns of celadon-colored matte satin with fitted bodice and A-line skirt. They carried bouquets of Casablanca lilies and stephanotis. Each attendant wore a James Avery silver heart necklace given to her by the bride.
The flower girl was Hannah Wright, cousin of the groom and daughter of Brian and Deborah Wright of Katy.
The candlelighters were Aaron Lambert, cousin of the bride, of Boyd and Jessicah Dill of Decatur.
The ringbearer was Jamie Hope, son of Phil and Sandi Hope of Plano.
Best man was Stephen Ferguson, brother of the groom, of Katy.
Groomsmen were Daniel Zimmerman of Sunnyvale and Thomas Lambert, brother of the bride, of Boyd. Ushers were Rusty Brown, cousin of the bride, of Denton and Travis Etheridge, cousin of the groom, of Houston.
Music was provided by concert pianist Eri Tamura of Nagano, Japan.
A reception was held in the adjacent gardens and greenhouse on the Texas Woman’s University campus.
Members of the houseparty were Carmen Brown and Patricia Wolfe-Callan, aunts of the bride, both of Denton; Melinda Etheridge of Early and Chioe Etheridge of Brownwood, cousins of the groom.
The bride will graduate Aug. 10 from the University of North Texas with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism.
The groom is a 2002 graduate of the University of North Texas with a master of science degree in accounting. He is employed as an accountant with Brinker International in Dallas.
Wise County Messenger, August 4, 2002

Festa - Mr. and Mrs. Dion Festa
Marriage vows exchanged Nov. 27, 2002
Dion Festa of Calimesa, Calif., and Leanna Brannon of Banning, Calif., were married on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, by Bishop Bradley Ough of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Decatur.
The wedding took place in the home of the groom’s sister, Desiree Francis and her husband John Francis of Decatur. The bride and groom were accompanied by ring bearers Colina Festa and Kaylee Festa, daughters of the groom.
A reception followed and the couple honeymooned at the Abbercromby Penthouse Suites in downtown Decatur.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 15, 2002

Forman - Mrs. Joseph Matthew Forman
formerly Rebecca Sue McClure; Marriage vows exchanged Feb. 9, 2002
Rebecca Sue McClure, daughter of Billy and Sue McClure of Hillsboro and Joseph Matthew Forman, son of Joe and Rhonda Forman of Corinth, were married Feb. 9, 2002, at the First Presbyterian Church in Hillsboro.
Jack Gatewood, minister of education at the First Baptist Church of Keller, officiated the double ring ceremony.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a v-neck, sleeveless, white satin gown accented with a beaded top and trimmed in pearls. The full skirt flowed into a train. She wore an elbow-length veil with satin trim. She carried a bouquet of red, pink and cream-colored roses.
Maid of honor was Keri Kemp of Hillsboro. Bridesmaids were Laura Cobb of Garland and Amanda Collins of Waco. Bridesmaids were Becki Porter of Hillsboro and Buffie Bradbury of Cleburne. They wore black two-piece sleeveless satin dresses and carried long-stem roses.
Candlelighters were Patrick McClure, brother of the bride of Hillsboro and Jeremy Forman of Corinth, brother of the groom.
Best man was Jeremy Forman, brother of the groom of Corinth. Groomsmen were Ryan Wilcox and Steve Smith, both of College Station, Bernard Chu of New York and Patrick McClure of Hillsboro, brother of the bride.
Ushers were Brad Rogers and Rodney Rogers of Arlington, Landon Wren of Decatur and Jason Wren of Washington, D.C., all cousins of the groom and Chris Rogers and Brad Tucker of Hillsboro.
Guest book attendant was Courtney Wren of Decatur, cousin of the groom
Music was provided by the Central Texas String Quartet from Baylor University in Waco. Soloist was Janie Gatewood of Keller.
A reception was held in the church fellowship hall, given by the parents of the bride.
Servers were Melissa and Angela Sneed, cousins of Weatherford and Jennifer Wren, cousin, of Washington, D.C.
Hostesses for the wedding shower, given Jan. 6, 2002, at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center Parlor in Decatur, were Marla Davidson, Ashlee Davidson, Kay Mara, Julie Britt and LaDonna Wren.
A bridal tea and shower was given Jan. 19, 2002, in the home of Betty Lowrance in Hillsboro.
A bridal brunch was held Feb. 8, 2002, at Karen’s Gourmet in Hillsboro, given by Francine Conoway, LaVerne Forman, LaDonna Wren and Jennifer Wren.
Following a wedding trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the couple live in Lewisville.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Hillsboro High School and a graduate of UTA with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. She is employed at Old Navy Clothing Co.
The groom is a 1997 graduate of Hillsboro High School. He graduated from Texas State Technical College with an associates degree in digital media design.
He is a systems Technician for Lewisville ISD.

Fowler - Leslie Bryant Bain and Kase Caswell Fowler
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 8, 2002
Leslie Bryant Bain, daughter of Danny and Lisa Neighbors of Decatur will marry Kase Caswell Fowler, son of Donald and Karen Fowler of Alvord, March 8, 2002.
The Rev. Bill Cleveland will officiate the ceremony at the First Baptist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a Dec. 2001 graduate of Tarleton State University.
The prospective groom is the owner of Fowler Farms Trucking.

Fuller - Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Fuller
Bride formerly Natalie Riley Marriage vows exchanged June 22, 2002
Natalie Riley and Joshua Fuller of Amarillo were married June 22, 2002 at Logsdon Chapel at Hardin -Simmons University in Abilene. The Rev. Eddie Johnson officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Kathy and Mark Gillespie of Boyd and Mary Ann and Ross Riley of Mississippi.
The groom is the son of Diana and Mike Fuller of Amarillo.
The matron of honor was Sheila Barker and the maid of honor was Kelsy Pierce. Bridesmaids were Joanna Dennis, Megan Adams, Ashley Bolin and Abby Marcum. Junior bridesmaid was Bonnie Riley, sister of the bride.
Bestman was Paul Lewis. Groomsmen were Eric Einfeild, Ryan Creecy, Alex Veigel, Drew Moore and Brandon Bouma. Ushers were Jason Fuller, Jared Fuller, Jonas Fuller, Stephen Shields and Robert Shields.
Flower girls were Alyssa Barker and Caitlan Fuller. Ringbearer was Taylor Fuller.
A reception followed at the Windsor Hotel in Abilene.
The bride is a graduate of Boyd High School and attended two years at Hardin-Simmons University and is now a student at Wayland Baptist University.
The groom graduated from San Jacinto Christian Academy and summa cum laude from Hardin-Simmons University and is now employed with LA Fuller and Sons Construction.
Following a wedding trip to Tortola, British Virgin Islands, the couple reside in Amarillo.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 15, 2002

Galley - Amy Jo Munn and Matthias Galley
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 9, 2002
Amy Jo Munn, daughter of Billy and Shirley Munn of Bridgeport, and Matthias Galley, son of Horst Galley and Monika Galley of Berlin, Germany, will be married August 9, 2002, at Villa Achiele in Loerrach, Germany.
The bride-elect is a 1990 graduate of Bridgeport High School and received her bachelor of science degree from Texas Woman’s University, graduating magna cum laude. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and Alpha Psi Omega. She works for Neiman Marcus in Dallas and freelances as a make-up artist, actress and on-line make-up artist for Bobbi Brown.
The prospective groom was a high school foreign exchange student from Berlin, Germany and resided with Mr. and Mrs. Orrie Harris in Bridgeport, in 1989-1990. He is a 1992 graduate of Einstein High School in Berlin and received his degree in economics/business administration from the University of Applied Science in Berlin. He is a SAP consultant for Mutaris Consulting in Germany.
The couple will reside in Loerrach, Germany.

Galvan - Rogelio and Enedina Galvan
Fiftieth wedding anniversary May 19, 2002
Rogelio and Enedina Galvan celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary with a reception June 15 at the Women’s Building in Decatur
They were married May 19, 1952, in Zaragoza, Coahuila, Mexico.
Their children are Hermelinda Galvan of Denton, Maribel and Armando Fernandez of Decatur, Gilberto and Vilma Galvan of Grand Prairie, Roy and Diane Galvan of Forestburg and Desire and Jaime Rangel of Gunter.
They have 11 grandchildren, Natalia, Armando and Karen Fernandez, Danny and Bryan Galvan, Chad, Brooke and Shaylee Galvan and Alex, Carissa and Giovanni Rangel. They have one great-granddaugter, Julie.
Rogelio retired from Ferguson Ranches as a ranch hand and Enedina is a homemaker.

Gayler - Robert E. and Elvena Gayler
Seventy-fifth wedding anniversary Oct. 16, 2002
Robert E. and Elvena Gayler celebrated their seventy-fifth wedding anniversary Oct. 16 with a reception given by their family.
Gayler and the former Elvena Harrison were married in Oklahoma Oct. 16, 1927. They have three children, Bobbie Johnson of California, Jerry Gayler of Alvord and Anjie Hatfield of Garland. They have seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Robert is retired from Ford Motor in Dallas. Elvena is a homemaker, and they are both members of the Forestburg Baptist Church.
Wise County Messenger, Oct. 20, 2002

Gentry, Brett - Mr. and Mrs. Brett Gentry
Marriage vows exchanged June 14, 2002
Tammie Joe Frazier and Brett Gentry were married June 14, 2002, in Cottondale with Don Shisler officiating the single ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Earl and Dee Frazier of North Richland Hills.
The groom is the son of Doug and Patsy Gentry of Paradise.
The bride carried a bouquet of wildflowers and roses.
A reception followed the ceremony.
The bride is a 1981 graduate of L.D. Bell High School and is employed at Avatar Salon.
The groom is a 1976 graduate of Paradise High School and is employed with Peterbilt.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 25, 2002

Gentry, Jason - Charley Foster and Jason Gentry
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 29, 2002
Charley Beatrice Foster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Foster of Bridgeport, will marry Jason Lee Gentry, son of Gary and Sherry Gentry of Paradise, June 29, 2002, at the home of the groom’s grandparents, Don and Lorene Gentry, in Cottondale. A reception will follow the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is employed at Schlotzky’s of Decatur.
The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Paradise High School and is employed by WCC of Bridgeport.
After the wedding, the couple will reside in Bridgeport.

Geron - Angie Coleman and Joey Geron
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 10, 2002
Angie Coleman of Decatur, daughter of Frank and Dixie Brooks of Forney, will marry Joey Geron of Decatur, son of George Wayne and Diana Geron of Decatur, Aug. 10, 2002, at the River of Life Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect is employed at Global Technical Inc. in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom is employed at 4G’s Construction in Decatur. He is a graduate of Paradise High School.

Geron(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Geron
bride formerly Angie Coleman Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 10, 2002
Angie Brooks Coleman and Joseph Wayne Geron, both of Decatur were married Aug. 10, 2002, at the River of Life Church in Decatur. Paul Milligan, Greg Mohr and Ed Geron officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Frank and Dixie Brooks of Forney.
The groom is the son of Wayne and Diana Geron of Decatur.
Escorted by her son, Trey Coleman of Decatur, the bride wore a taupe and ivory two-piece Maggie Sotero gown and wore purple flowers in her hair. She carried a bouquet of taupe and ivory peonies with assorted purple and yellow wildflowers.
The maid of honor was Lorna Coleman of Decatur, the bride’s daughter. Bridesmaid was Patsy Milligan of Decatur.
Honor attendants wore dusty rose full-length dresses and carried taupe peonies.
The flower girl was Hannah Justice, daughter of Rick and Celeste Justice of Brownwood, niece of the bride.
The ringbearer was the flower girl’s twin brother, Joel Justice of Brownwood.
The best man was Tim Geron of Decatur, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Jordan Geron of Pennsylvania, son of the groom and Trey and Wesley Coleman of Decatur, sons of the bride.
Ushers were Andy Milligan, Cody Rendleman, Jason Gregg and Conor Hayhurst, all of Decatur.
The guest book attendant was Sara Allen of Decatur.
Music was provided by pianist Brad Logan of Bridgeport.
A reception followed at the church. Members of the houseparty were Kristi, Kelli and Deryl Newby, Amy Rodriguez and Cori Geron.
The bride is employed with Global Technical Services.
The groom is employed with 4 Gs Construction.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 8, 2002

Gonzalez - Mary Sandate and Jose Gonzalez
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 27, 2002
Mary Ellen Sandate, daughter of Ricardo Sandate and Peggy Sandate of Decatur, will marry Jose Gonzalez, son of Jesus and Gloria Gonzalez of Decatur, July 27, 2002, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
The bride is a graduate of Alvord High School and is employed at Messenger Hallmark.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and is employed at Poco Graphite.

Gordy - Victoria Kirkland and Patrick Gordy
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 22, 2003
Victoria Cherish Kirkland of North Richland Hills, daughter of Buddy and Angelia Kirkland of North Richland Hills, will marry Patrick Scott Gordy of Colleyville, son of Kay and Duane Gordy of Colleyville, March 22, 2003, at the Riverwalk Fellowhsip in Haltom City with Steve Soloman officiating.
The bride’s grandparents are Kay and Tommy Kirkland of Decatur and Jane Matthews of Wichita Falls.
The prospective groom’s grandparents are M.F. and Martha Martin of Colleyville and Jim and Patti Treadway of San Antonio.
The bride-elect is employed at Mountaisa Funplex in North Richland Hills.
The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Northwest High School and is currently employed at Best Buy.

Green - Mr. and Mrs. Richard Green
Marriage vows exchanged June 15, 2002
Shelley Elizabeth Clark and Richard Dwayne Green were married June 15, 2002, at the Clark Gardens in Mineral Wells. Charles Stephens officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mark and Rosie Clark of Bridgeport. The groom is the son of Lewis and Judy Green of Lovington, N.M.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 11, 2002

Hayhurst - Beth Ellen Grubb and Joseph Charles Hayhurst
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 14, 2002
Beth Ellen Grubb, daughter of Anthony and Christine Grubb of Southampton, N.Y. will marry Joseph Charles Hayhurst of Decatur, son of Charlie and Roxanne Hayhurst of Keller, Sept. 14, 2002, in East Hampton, N.Y.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Richland High School and is employed at the Ashton Hotel in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Decatur High School. He is attending Tarrant County Fire Academy and is also employed at the Ashton Hotel in Fort Worth.

Holland - Samantha Pigg and Chisum Holland
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 24, 2002
Samantha Pigg, daughter of Glenda Pigg of Chico will marry Chisum Holland, son of David and Terry Holland of Paradise, Aug. 24, 2002. Gary Demmitt will officiate the ceremony at the Holland residence at Paschall Paradise Ranch.
The bride-elect is a certified nurse’s aide.
The prospective groom is self-employed.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 11, 2002

Hollingsworth - Edward Earl and Frances Wyvonne Hollingsworth
Fiftieth wedding anniversary May 3, 2002
Edward Earl and Frances Wyvonne Hollingsworth of Boyd will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary April 28, with a reception, hosted by their children, following a worship service at the First United Methodist Church of Boyd. The worship service will be at 11 a.m. followed by the reception at noon.
Hollingsworth and the former Frances Wyvonne Stephens were married May 3, 1952, at Kessler Park Baptist Church in Dallas.
They have five children, Cathy Ann Cartmill of Boyd, Kenneth Stephen Hollingsworth of McKinney, Timothy Earl Hollingsworth of Haslet, Kelly Dean Hollingsworth of Duncanville and Jerry Don Hollingsworth of Hurst. They have 10 grandchildren.
He is retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserves and Defense Contract Administra-tion. He served for six years on the Boyd School Board. She was the director of MTV after school program for 10 years and is a housewife. She has been teaching disciple Bible study and has served as church lay leader for the past six years. They are both members of the First United Methodist Church of Boyd.

Hoots, Adam - Shellie Deann Placek and Adam Edward Hoots
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 5, 2002
Shellie Deann Placek, daughter of Jack and Vonya Placek of Decatur, will marry Adam Edward Hoots, son of Anthony and Peggy Hoots of Paradise, Oct. 5, 2002.
The Rev. W.B. Higgins will officiate the ceremony at the Bible Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect is a senior at Decatur High School.
The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Paradise High School and is a sophomore at Navarro College.

Hoots, Anthony - Anthony and Peggy Hoots
Twenty-fifth anniversary Aug. 27, 2002
Anthony and Peggy Hoots will celebrate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary Aug. 27, 2002.
Hoots and the former Peggy Lester were married Aug. 27, 1977.
They have two children, Adam E. Hoots and Michael W. Hoots, both of Paradise.
Hoots is a technician for the State Safety Department She is a manager at the Paradise High School cafeteria.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 25, 2002

Horner - Nikki Carin McCrary and Nathan Paul Horner
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 3, 2002
Nikki Carin McCrary, daughter of Dewayne and Sheila McCrary of Decatur, will marry Nathan Paul Horner, son of Michael and Charlotte Horner of Decatur, Aug. 3, 2002. Russell White of Stephenville will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School and is attending North Central Texas College in Gainesville.
The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed by Victor Equipment in Denton.

Horner(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Horner
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 3, 2002
Nikki Carin McCrary and Nathan Paul Horner, both of Decatur, were married Aug. 3, 2002, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur. Russell White of Stephenville officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Dewayne and Sheila McCrary of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Mike and Charlotte Horner of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white, off-the-shoulder gown with a chapel length train. The bodice and train featured silver embroidery. She wore a white flowered headpiece accented in silver and pearls. The veil was fingertip length with rhinestone flowers and pearls.
She carried a cascade of white and fuchsia lilies accented with peach and white roses tied with sheer white ribbon.
Tied into the bouquet was a silver interlocked heart frame with pictures of the bride’s grandfathers.
The maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Michelle Weatherly of Decatur. The honor attendents were Ashley Campbell, sister of the groom, of Decatur and Eleisha McCrary, cousin of the bride, of Decatur. Junior bridesmaid was the niece of the bride, Macie Weatherly of Decatur.
Honor attendants wore two-piece fuchsia satin dresses. The top was backless and the front had silver embroidery and fuchsia sequins. They carried small rounded bouquets of peach and fuchsia roses tied in satin ribbon.
The best man was Chad Horner, brother of the groom, of Cottondale. Groomsmen were Delvon Campbell of Decatur and Bobby Weatherly of Decatur, both brothers-in-law of the groom. Adam Weatherly, nephew of the bride, of Decatur was junior groomsman.
Ushers were Cody McCrary of Decatur, cousin of the bride, and Jordan Hodges of Alvord, cousin of the bride.
Flower girls were Madison and Mandi McCrary, daughters of Robbi and Connie McCrary of Decatur, nieces of the bride.
The ringbearer was Dylan Horner, son of Chad and April Horner of Cottondale, nephew of the groom.
The guest book attendent was Caitlyn Hodges of Alvord. Programs were given by Whitney Horner of Alvord.
Music was provided by pianist Cheryl Mosley of Decatur. Soloists included Nikki Horner and Pat Horner of Alvord and Ryan Cunnius of Decatur.
A reception was held at Cornerstone Reception Hall. Members of the house party were Marie Rosson and Tammy McCrary, the bride’s aunts, of Decatur; Gina Hodges, the bride’s cousin, of Alvord; Rayanna Terrell and Lindsey Mosley, the groom’s cousins, of Decatur; and Diana Mosley, the groom’s cousin, of Rhome.
The bride is a 2001 Decatur High School graduate. She attends North Central Texas College in Gainesville.
The groom is a 1996 Decatur High School graduate and a 2002 graduate of Sundance Irrigation. He is employed with Victor Equipment in Denton.
Following a wedding trip to Cancun, the couple reside in Decatur.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 25, 2002

Horton - Chandra Lynn Dugger and Bradley Louis Horton
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 21, 2002
Chandra Lynn Dugger, daughter of Mark and Judy Dugger of Denver, Colo., will marry Bradley Louis Horton, son of Louis and Joyce Horton of Decatur, June 21, 2002. Pastor Mark Dugger will officiate the ceremony at Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect attended Mountain States Baptist Academy and Daystar Christian Center. She will graduate from Oklahoma Baptist College May 16, 2002, with a degree in elementary education. She is employed by Mediplex Rehab Hospital.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Immanuel Baptist Christian Academy. He will graduate from Oklahoma Baptist College May 16, 2002, with a degree in pastoral theology.

Horton(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Horton
Marriage vows exchanged June. 21, 2002
Chandra Lynn Dugger of Denver, Colo. and Bradley Louis Horton of Decatur were married June 21, 2002, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur. The couple’s fathers, Pastor Mark Dugger and Louis Horton, co-pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church, officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mark and Judy Dugger of Denver. The groom is the son of Louis and Joyce Horton of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a floor-length, white satin dress with a princess waist. The bodice and hem of the dress had bead-covered appliqués and rows of beads. The long-sleeved gown also featured a cathedral length train. A white, fingertip veil with a beaded edge was attached to a tiara.
The bride carried a heart-shaped bouquet of red roses.
The bride’s maid of honor was Tina Sullivan of Maryland. Bridesmaids were Holli Baldwin of Oklahoma City; and Missy and Kristen Dugger, sisters of the bride, of Denver.
The bridesmaids wore floor-length, light pink dresses with an empire waist and lace covered bodice. They carried bouquets of red roses.
Flower girl was Rebecca Kelly, daughter of Guy and Leisha Kelly of Oklahoma City, and ringbearer was Paden Nazworth, son of Kyle and LeaAnn Nazworth of Decatur.
Best man was Louis Horton, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Brenden Horton, cousin of the groom, of Decatur; William Brooks of Oklahoma City and James Baldwin of Oklahoma City.
Ushers and candlelighters were Mason and Miles Dugger, brothers of the bride, of Denver.
Music was provided by pianists Carrie and Mike Dailey, sister and brother-in law of the groom, of Pensacola, Fla., violinist, Hannah Pranger; guitarist, Daniel Dickerson; and soloists, Kristen and Missy Dugger, sisters of the bride, and Carrie Dailey and Alissa Horton, sisters of the groom.
Guestbook attendant was Hannah Kelly of Oklahoma City.
A reception, given by the bride’s parents, was in Decatur, and servers were Alissa Horton, Bethany Cobb, cousin of the groom; Kari Gage; Missy and Kristen Dugger, Judy Dugger and Tina Sullivan.
The bride is a 1998 home-school graduate of DayStar Christian Academy in Denver and a 2002 graduate of Oklahoma Baptist College in Oklahoma City with a degree in elementary education/missions. She is the secretary of Faith Baptist Church in Kilgore.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of Immanuel Baptist Christian Academy in Decatur and a 2002 graduate of Oklahoma Baptist College with a degree in pastoral theology. He is the associate pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Kilgore.
Following a honeymoon to Gatlinburg and eastern Tennessee, the couple reside in Kilgore.

Hughes - Amanda Inabnett and Brian Hughes
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 16, 2002
Amanda Maxine Inabnett, daughter of Chris and Martha Inabnett of Dallas, will marry Brian Robert Hughes, son of Bob and Bonnie Hughes of Big Sandy, Nov. 16, 2002, at the University Christian Church in Fort Worth.
The bride’s grandparents were the late Dr. and Mrs. W.T. Inabnett of Decatur.
The bride is a graduate of Texas Christian University and Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law. She is an attorney with Figari, Davenport & Graves in Dallas.
The prospective groom is graduate of Texas Christian University and Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. He is the development manager for the Remington Hotel Corp. in Dallas.

Ivy - Leah Michelle Sullivan and Travis Cortney Ivy
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 10, 2002
Leah Michelle Sullivan of Decatur, daughter of Julie and Chet Bantau of Montague, will marry Travis Cortney Ivy of Decatur, son of Robert and Dona Ivy of Decatur, Aug. 10, 2002.
Carroll Marr of Southcliff Baptist Church will officiate the ceremony at the Corner Wedding Chapel in North Richland Hills.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School and is attending the University of North Texas where she is on the dean’s list. She is employed at Fit-N-Wise Wellness Center in Decatur.
The prospective groom graduated from Decatur High School in 1999. He is a graphic artist at the Wise County Messenger in Decatur.

Ivy(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Travis Ivy
bride formerly Leah Sullivan Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 10, 2002
Leah Michelle Sullivan and Travis Cortney Ivy were married Aug. 10, 2002 at the Corner Wedding Chapel in North Richland Hills. Rev. Carroll Marr of South Cliff Baptist officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Chet and Julie Bantau of Montague.
The groom is the son of Robert and Dona Ivy of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a two piece white gown with a pearl and rhinestone beaded top and a tulle bottom. She wore an elbow length veil with a pearl and rhinestone beaded comb and a pearl necklace and earrings. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of coral roses.
The maid of honor was Aubrey Ivy, sister of the groom, of Decatur. The bridesmaids were Erica Eison of Decatur and Marcy Wingate of Azle.
Honor attendants wore coral spaghetti strap, floor-length dresses of taffeta and carried a single coral rose.
The best man was Leddy Foster of Decatur. Groomsmen were Jared Swafford of Montague, brother of the bride and Justin Cox of Decatur.
The guest book attendant was Raquel Cox.
A reception followed at the Corner Wedding Chapel.
The bride is a 2001 Decatur High School graduate and a sophomore at the University of North Texas in Denton. She is currently employed at Fit-n-Wise in Decatur.
The groom is a 1999 Decatur High School graduate and is currently employed with the Wise County Messenger.
Following a wedding trip to Cancun, the couple reside in Decatur.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 22, 2002

Jackson - Billy Ray and Eva Jo Jackson
Fiftieth wedding anniversary May 31, 2002
Billy Ray and Eva Jo Jackson of Decatur will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children and grandchildren, on Saturday, June 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Harbor Inn in Runaway Bay.
Jackson and the former Eva Jo Moore were married May 31, 1952, in Forestburg.
They have two children, Elvin Ray Jackson of Runaway Bay and Janice Lynn Bird of Longview.
They have four grandchildren.
He works for Bell Helicopter.

Johnston - Everett and Katherine Johnston
Sixtieth wedding anniversary October 22, 2002
Everett and Katherine Johnston of Newark celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children Oct. 19.
Johnston married the former Katherine Gargis in Forth Worth Oct. 22, 1942. They are the parents of Steve and Angela Johnston of Newark, David Crownover of Newark, Don and Ruby Johnston of Azle and the late June Crownover. They have four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Everett is a retired design engineer for Esco Elevators in Fort Worth, and Katherine is a retired homemaker. Both are members of the Newark Church of Christ.

Jones - Candice Brazier and Douglas Jones
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 10, 2002
Candice Lanea Brazier, daughter of Patti Brazier and Billy Brazier of Bridgeport, will marry Douglas Howard Jones, son of Greg and Linda Jones of Bridgeport, Aug. 10, 2002, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
The bride’s grandparents are Derrell and Margaret Smith of Paradise and Marie Brazier of Bridgeport.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Bridgeport High School and received a bachelor of science degree in communication sciences and disorders in May 2001, from Texas Woman’s University. She is pursuing a master’s degree in speech language pathology.
The prospective groom is a 1994 graduate of Bridgeport High School. He graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in December 1999 and is employed at Hanson Aggregates and Hawkins Funeral Home.

Jones(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Jones
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 10, 2002
Candice Brazier and Douglas Jones were married Aug. 10, 2002, at First United Methodist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Johnny Irish officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Patti Brazier and Billy Brazier of Bridgeport and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Derrell Smith of Paradise and Marie Brazier of Bridgeport.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Jones of Bridgeport.
Guests were seated to the music of Margaret Atkinson, harpist.
Candlelighters were cousins of the bride, John Martin of Stephenville and John Cody McKelvain of Bridgeport. Felicia Munn of Paradise distributed wedding programs and Mya Hutson of Runaway Bay registered guests. They are cousins of the bride. James Brogan and Josh Person, both of Bridgeport served as ushers.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a gown of white matte satin featuring a strapless bodice accented with a wide band of pearls and crystals. The skirt and chapel-length train had matching adornments as did the tiara which was attached to the bride’s fingertip veil. She carried a bouquet of tropical Amazon pink roses.
Bridesmaids wore two-piece gowns of pale rose matte satin and carried nosegays matching the bride’s bouquet. Leah Brazier of Bridgeport, sister of the bride was maid of honor. Other attendants were Tammy Prewitt, sister of the groom, Angela Pressley and Mishi Schumann, all of Bridgeport; Casey Franklin and Rachel Craig of Denton and Samantha Dudek of McKinney. Dudek also did a reading from 1 Corinthians 13.
Junior bridesmaid was Heather Allen of Jacksboro, cousin of the bride.
Flower girls were Hailey Allen of Jacksboro, cousin of the bride, and Regan Hurd of Bridgeport. The junior bridesmaid and flower girls wore dresses of white matte satin accented with pearls and crystals.
Greg Reasoner of Bridgeport was best man. Groomsmen were Tye Foster, Raymond Bailey, Richard Vidal and Ronnie Prewitt, brother-in-law of the groom, all of Bridgeport, Dan Partin of Plains and Matt Meyers of Fort Worth. Josh Prewitt, nephew of the groom was junior groomsman.
The bride’s cousin, Brazier Talley of Runaway Bay and the groom’s nephew, Bryan Prewitt of Bridgeport were ring bearers.
Organist Nanci Nellis played “Ave Maria”, “Canon”, “Entree Du Cortege”, “Lohengrin” and the “Wedding March”. Andrea Helms sang “Bonded Together” and “I Will Be There”.
The reception was held at The Club at Runaway Bay. The house party included Monika Allen of Jacksboro, cousin of the bride; Kendal Ecker of Waco; Michele Ezell of Grapevine; Stephanie Martin and Angela Munn, both of Paradise, cousins of the bride; Melinda Martin of Fort Worth; Connie Stokes of Weatherford and Debra Williamson of Decatur, both cousins of the groom.
The groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Stevens Street Grill in Bridgeport.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Bridgeport High School, a 2001 graduate of Texas Woman’s University in Denton with a Bachelor of Science degree in communication sciences and disorders and is pursuing a master’s degree in speech language pathology from TWU.
The groom is a 1994 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 1999 graduate of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Dallas.
Following a Caribbean cruise, the couple reside in Bridgeport.

Keith - Sonny and La Darla Keith
50th wedding anniversary April 12, 2002
Clarence L. “Sonny” and La Darla Keith of Bridgeport will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an Alaskan cruise and tour of the Pacific Northwest.
Keith and the former La Darla Walker were married April 12, 1952, by the Rev. James Smith in Bridgeport.
They have four daughters, Mickie Gilmore of Grand Prairie, Karen Judd of Anna, Lisa Keith of Plano and Kimberly Johnson of Austin, and nine grandchildren.
They are both retired. He was a General Motors parts and service director and she was a Cadillac-Oldsmobile warranty administrator.
They are members of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur and active in genealogy. She serves on the board of the Wise County Historical Society and Wise County Heritage Museum. She has co-authored four Wise County cemetery books covering all marked graves in the county.

Kelly - Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kelley
70th wedding anniversary Sept. 9, 2002
Henry and Mildred Kelley of Paradise will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a party hosted by their family Sept. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Paradise.
Henry Kelley married Mildred Moody Sept. 9, 1932, in Waurika, Okla. Henry retired in 1975 as a teacher in the Paradise school district. Mildred was a teacher’s aide for many years and she too retired from the Paradise school district. They are members of the First Baptist Church of Paradise and have lived in Paradise and surrounding comunities all their lives.
Their children are Richard Kelley and his wife Patsy of Fort Worth and Mary Law Urban and her husband Harvey of Fort Worth. They have seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 1, 2002

Kennedy - Lindsay Karyn Van Daff and Jason Matthew Kennedy
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 8, 2002
Lindsay Karyn Van Daff of Fort Worth, daughter of Tom and Judy Allen of Hot Springs Village, Ark. and John Van Daff of Westchester, Ill. will marry Jason Matthew Kennedy of Galveston, son of Gaylord and Brenda Kennedy of Bridgeport, June 8, 2002. David Bebb Jones will officiate the ceremony at the TCU Robert Carr Chapel.
The bride-elect graduated in 1998 from Texas Christian University with a bachelor of arts degree in speech communication. She is a recruiter for Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from TCU in 1999. He will be a third-year medical student at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Key, Joe - Mr. and Mrs. Joe Key
Marriage vows exchanged July 27, 2002
Stacci Harris Appleton, formerly of Decatur, daughter of Shelba Roberts and Charles Harris both of Decatur, and Thomas Joe Key, formerly of Arlington Heights, son of Tommy and Betty Key of Fort Worth, were married July 27, 2002, at sunset on the beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
A reception in their honor was held at Joe T. Garcias’ Fiesta Garden in Fort Worth.
The bride is an account executive for Scapa Tapes of North America, and the groom is a sales representative for Ward Packaging.
The couple resides in Fort Worth with their children, Chris and Candice Appleton and Jason and Kassy Key.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 8, 2002

Key, Stephen - Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Key
bride formerly Carisa McIlroy Marriage vows exchanged July 20, 2002
Carisa Kathleen McIlroy and Stephen Scott Key were married July 20,2002, at the Perrin Family Ranch in Cameron. Judge Melanie Reed officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Corky and Jo McDaniel of Bridgeport and Jim and Debbie McIlroy of Azle.
The groom is the son of Bill and Marilyn Ottis of Bay City and Butch and Nancy Key of Lake Jackson.
Escorted by her stepfather, the bride wore a white, off-the-shoulder gown. The maid of honor was Brandie Smith of Bridgeport.
The best man was Darrell Chambers of Bay City.
The bride is a graduate of Bridgeport High School.
The groom is a graduate of Bay City High School.
Following a wedding trip to South Texas, the couple live in Bridgeport.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 22, 2002

Lay - Amy Carol Watson and Robert Leon Lay
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 10, 2002
Amy Carol Watson, daughter of Dewey and Glenda Watson of Leonard, formerly of Decatur, will marry Robert Leon Lay, son of Carolyn Lay and Leon Lay, both of Denison, May 10, 2002.
The Rev. Chris Cowen of the First Baptist Church of Leonard will officiate the ceremony at the park at Parkside Baptist Church in Denison.
The bride-elect received a communications degree in December 2001 from Dallas Baptist University .
She is the business development coordinator for the city of Denison.
The prospective groom is pursuing a degree in secondary education.
He is employed by the Boys Club of Denison.

Lemond - Forrest C. and June O. Lemond
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Aug. 9, 2002
Forrest C. Lemond of Wichita Falls and June O. Yale of Alvord were married Aug. 9, 1952, in Austin. As part of their fiftieth wedding anniversary observance, the couple renewed their wedding vows Aug. 9, 2002, at the Crafton Baptist Church with the Rev. Darius McKay officiating.
After the ceremony, they were honored with a family dinner at the Jim Bowie Restaurant in Bowie, hosted by their children, Linda Colleen Hatcher and husband, Danny of Haltom City; Mike Lemond and wife Marcia of Sunset; Kevin Lemond and wife Sheila of Chico and Christy Lemond, widow of their late son Bo Lemond of Weatherford.
The Lemonds are both retired and live on their farm in eastern Jack County.
Their children, 17 grandchildren and their families, which include 10 great grandchildren, will gather at the family farm on Aug. 24 for an all-day celebration.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 11, 2002

LeMond - Kimberly Lynn Brown and Nathan Henry LeMond
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 29, 2002
Kimberly Lynn Brown, daughter of Robert and Ramona Brown of Decatur, will marry Nathan Henry LeMond of Decatur, son of Cecil and Rita LeMond of Decatur and Ronnie and Melody Rivers of Bedford, June 29, 2002.
Robert Brown will officiate the ceremony in Decatur.
The bride-elect was home schooled.
She is a child care provider and a member of the East Wise Fire Rescue Auxiliary.
The prospective groom is a graduate of L.D. Bell High School and Tarrant County College.
He is a member of the East Wise Fire Rescue and is employed by James Wood Motors.

LeMond(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Henry LeMond
Marriage vows exchanged June 29, 2002
Kimberly Lynn Brown and Nathan Henry LeMond were married June 29, 2002, at First Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Robert Brown officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Robert and Ramona Brown of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Cecil and Rita LeMond of Decatur and Melody and Ronnie Rivers of Bedford.
Escorted by her father, the bride carried a bouquet of white roses with calillies and silver dollar eucalyptus.
The maid of honor was Nichole Blevins. Bridesmatrons were the bride’s sisters-in-law, Michele Brown and Michelle Brown, both of Decatur. Bridesmaids were Christi LeMond of Corpus Christi, sister of the groom; Andrea Suarez of Arlington and Jessica Egnoski of Melbourne, Fl.
The best man was Francisco Amador of Decatur. Groomsmen were the bride’s brothers, Sonny Brown and Chris Brown, both of Decatur; Donato Lopez of Decatur; and Phillip Miles of Rhome. Ushers were Woody Woodard, the bride’s cousin, of Euless and Jaret Cline of Euless.
The bridesmaids wore mint and lavender floor-length dresses. The ringbearers were the bride’s nephews, Garrett Brown, son of Chris and Michele Brown of Decatur and Brayden Brown, son of Sonny and Michelle Brown of Decatur.
The flower girls were the bride’s cousins, Dani Turano, daughter of Lori and Jimmy Turano, of Arlington; Taylor Box, daughter of Kiki and Lori Box, of Weatherford; Hannah and Rhnea Friend, of Saginaw. Guest book attendants were Sarrah Friend of Saginaw and Shelby Box of Weatherford.
A reception followed the ceremony at The Club at Runaway Bay. Members of the houseparty were Ashley McNeill of Decatur and Shelby Box and Kondra Wall, both of Weatherford.
The bride was home-schooled and is employed by David’s Bridal.
The groom is a graduate of L.D. Bell High School and Tarrant County Junior College. He is employed by James Wood Motors in Decatur.

Little - Nancy Haughton and James Little
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 16, 2002
Nancy Elizabeth Haughton of Decatur, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Haughton of Denton, will marry James Matthew Little of Decatur, son of D’Ann Little and Jim Bob Little of Decatur, Aug. 16, 2002, on Ambergris Caye in Belize.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Denton High School and North Central Texas College with a degree in nursing. She is employed by Drs. David and Karen Goff with Cook Children’s Physician Network in Denton.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Decatur High School, and has recently returned from Point Muger, Calif. after serving four years with the United States Navy and attaining the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class.

Little(2) - Mr. and Mrs. James Little
bride formerly Nancy Haughton Marriage vows exchanged August 16, 2002
Nancy Elizabeth Haughton of Decatur, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Haughton of Denton, and James Matthew Little of Decatur, son of D’Ann Little and Jim Bob Little of Decatur, were married Aug. 16, 2002, in Ambergris Caye, Belize.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white gown and carried a bouquet of wild orchids.
The matron of honor was D’Ann Little of Decatur, mother of the groom.
The best man was Michael Little of Decatur, brother of the groom.
The flower girl was Alexis Verver, daughter of the bride.
A reception followed at Ramone’s.
The bride is employed at Cook’s Children’s Physicians Network in Denton.
The groom is employed with Youngs Tanks.
Following a wedding trip to Belize, the couple reside in Decatur.

Long - Leesa Ann Hernandez and Russell Eugene Long
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 4, 2002
Leesa Ann Hernandez and Russell Eugene Long, both of Austin, will be married May 4, 2002, at the San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio. The Rev. David Garcia will officiate.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Aurora Mendiola of San Antonio.
The prospective groom is the son of Dr. Thomas and Ruth Ann Long of Decatur.
The bride-elect earned her bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is employed by Technical Resources as an account manager.
The prospective groom earned his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is employed by Motorola as a test engineer.

Lowe - B.D. And Joan Lowe
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Aug. 31, 2002
B.D. and Joan Lowe of Decatur, formerly of Garland, will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary Aug. 31, 2002, with a come and go reception, hosted by their children, April 28, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the home of Robert and Sue Isham.
Lowe and the former Joan Keen were married Aug. 31, 1951, in Bynum. They have three children, Karen Isham and Doyle Lowe of Decatur and Rick Lowe of Searcy, Ark. They have eight grandchildren.
He is retired from E-Systems after 42 years. She was a medical receptionist for 15 years. They are both members of the Decatur Church of Christ.

Lowry - Rachel Lynn Fletcher and Dylan Wayne Lowry
Marriage vows to be exchanged Feb. 22, 2002
Rachel Lynn Fletcher of Cottondale, daughter of Ken Fletcher of Gainesville and Carol Patterson of Carlsbad, N.M. will marry Dylan Wayne Lowry, son of Bruce and Kathy Lowry of Cottondale, Feb. 22, 2002, at the Justice of the Peace office in Boyd.
The bride-elect graduated from Odessa High School and is employed at Boeing.
The prospective groom graduated from Paradise High School and is also employed at Boeing.

Luttrell - Brenda Lee Harris and Matthew Dean Luttrell
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 29, 2002
Brenda Lee Harris and Matthew Dean Luttrell, son of Henry Luttrell of Roanoke and Ed and Dene Dial of Boyd will be married June 29, 2002, at First Baptist of Cottondale.
The bride-elect is a 1993 graduate of Richland High School and is employed at RDO Equipment Company of Fort Worth. The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Paradise High School and is a contract rig welder.