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Madison - Allen and Gloria Madison
Fortieth wedding anniversary Sept. 9, 2002
Allen and Gloria Madison of Slidell will celebrate their fortieth wedding anniversary Sept. 9, 2002.
They were married Sept. 9, 1962, in San Antonio.
They have one daughter, Genise Miller and husband Lee of Slidell and a grandson, Brody, 2.
Allen works for Krum ISD and Gloria is a secretary at Slidell Elementary School. They are both members of the Slidell Baptist Church.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 8, 2002

Mager - Julia Wingfield and Jonathon Mager
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 16, 2002
Julia Wingfield, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wingfield of Kilgore will marry Jonathon Mager March 16, 2002, at Forest Home Baptist Church in Kilgore.
The bride-elect teaches first grade at Alvord ISD.
The prospective groom is employed in the trucking industry.
They are actively involved in ministries at the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport.
They will live in Bridgeport.

Martin, Tony - Bethany Taylor and Tony Martin
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 6, 2002
Bethany April Taylor of Lubbock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Taylor of Colorado City, will marry Tony Sylvester Martin of Lubbock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Martin of Decatur, July 6, 2002, in Colorado City. The ceremony and reception will be at the civic center.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Colorado City High School and attends Western Texas College.
The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School. He also attends Western Texas College.

Martin, Tracy - Traci Thompson and Tracy Martin
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 26, 2002
Traci Leigh Thompson of Bridgeport, daughter of Carolyn Thompson of Runaway Bay and Ron Thompson of Fort Worth will marry Tracy Heigh Martin of Bridgeport, son of Tom and Pauline Martin of Wink, July 26, 2002, at First United Methodist Church in Decatur with the Rev. Rusty Hedges officiating.
The bride-elect graduated from Decatur High School and attends the Nursing School at North Central Texas College. She is employed by Augus Health Care Center.
The prospective groom graduacted from Wink High School and is employed by Crisp Welding Service.

Mauldin - Mildred and Harvey Mauldin
Sixtieth wedding anniversary Feb. 14, 2002
Mildred and Harvey Mauldin of Decatur celebrated their 60th anniversary Feb. 14, 2002. Several members of their family traveled to Decatur over the weekend to help them celebrate.
Mildred Marsh and Harvey Mauldin were married in Okalona in Clark County, Ark., on February 14, 1942.
They have four children, Michael, Jane, Kimberley and Sara.
They also have 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

McCarn - Laura Cannon and Rodney McCarn Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 20, 2002
Laura Michele Cannon of Sunset, daughter of Herb Cannon of Sunset and Joy Cannon of Lake Charles, La., will marry Rodney Dale McCarn Jr. of Montague, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney McCarn Sr. of Montague, July 20, 2002, at the First Baptist Church of Alvord with the Rev. Scott Brooks of the First Baptist Church of Archer City officiating.
The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Alvord High School. She is a communications major at Tarleton State University, specializing in public relations and journalism.
The prosepctive groom is a 1998 Bowie High School graduate. He is a marketing major at TSU.

McGhee - Mr. and Mrs. Ricky McGhee
Marriage vows exchanged July 13, 2002
DeAnn Marie Freeman and Ricky Wayne McGhee were married June 22, 2002, at The Chapel in Trophy Club. Judge Willard French officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Joe and Arveta Freeman of Eldorado.
The groom is the son of Harold and LeaRae McGhee of Keller.
The bride wore a white silk gown, with straight skirt and cap sleeves of lace and pearls. She carried a bouquet of cardena with pink roses and yellow daisies wrapped in lavender ribbon.
The bride’s maid of honor was her daughter, Casey Shade of Valley Ranch. She carried a spring bouquet of yellow and pink flowers with gardenias, wrapped with lavender ribbon.
The candles were lighted by the parents of the bride and groom.
The ringbearer was Devin Ozowski, the bride’s son.
Ushers were Cody Castro of Keller and Case Lasater of Fort Worth.
Music was provided by pianist Barbara Janovetz of Colleyville and soloist Billy Myers of Arlington.
The bride is a graduate of Tarleton State University and works for American Airlines.
The groom is a 1983 graduate of Texas Wesleyan University with a bachelor of business administration degree. He is the operations manager for Harolds Foods, owners of Texas Reds Restaurant in Blue Mound. Following a wedding trip to Red River, N.M., the couple reside in Rhome.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 11, 2002

McKay - Darius and Ruth McKay
50th Wedding Anniversary Aug. 4, 1952
Rev. Darius and Ruth McKay will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary with a reception and open house Aug. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church in Wichita Falls.
They were married Aug. 4, 1952, in Montague County.
Their children are Shirley Ruth Andrews of Irving, Darese Elaine Cotton of Wichita Falls, Volanda Sue Kaufman of Perryton and Darius Lee McKay Jr. of Colleyville. They have 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Darius is a Baptist minister and Ruth is a children’s church director and homemaker. They are both semi-retired and living in Bonita. He pastored at churches in Bonita, Leona, Bellevue, Wichita Falls, Bowie, Randlett, Holliday, Carter Lake, Montague and Myra.

McKibben - Mr. and Mrs. J.W. McKibben
Marriage vows exchanged July 13, 2002
J.W. McKibben and Donna Pitts were married July 13, 2002, at the Decatur Civic Center. Pastor Tim Staub officiated the ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her son, Tim Lee. Other bridal party members included daughters, Summer McKibben and Brandy Pitts and son, Johnathon McKibben.
The bride is the daughter of Bobby and Myria Damron of Boyd and the late Feryl Lee.
The groom is the son of Jerry McKibben and Marybeth McKibben of Tahoka.
Following a cruise, the couple and their four children reside in Boyd.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 11, 2002

McLaughlin - Kimberly Wise Rasbury and Robert Alan McLaughlin
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 18, 2002
Kimberly Wise Rasbury of Bedford, daughter of Kenny and Glenda Rasbury of Boyd, will marry Robert Alan McLaughlin of Bedford, son of Paul and Clara McLaughlin of Euless, May 18, 2002, at the Boyd Community Center in Boyd.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Boyd High School and is employed by Beall Industries of Euless.
The prospective groom is a 1987 graduate of Trinity High School and is employed by Beall Industries of Euless.

McMaster - Mr. and Mrs. Christopher McMaster
Marriage vows exchanged May 11, 2002
Amanda Marie Rosensteel and Christopher Elliott McMaster were married May 11, 2002, at Southcrest Baptist Church in Lubbock. The Rev. Dusty Thompson officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mike and Judy Rosensteel of Tomball. The groom is the son of Rick and Theresa McMaster of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless white dress with short veil.
A reception followed at the church.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of Kline High School in Spring and graduated from Texas Tech University in December, 2001. She is employed with Campus Crusades for Christ at Texas Tech.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of Decatur High School and will graduate from Texas Tech in December this year .
Following a wedding trip to Thailand the couple reside in Lubbock.

Middleton - Francene and Garland Middleton
Thirtieth wedding anniversary May 12, 2002
Garland and Francene Middleton celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary May 11, 2002, at the Trail Dust Steak House. Middleton and the former Francene Pentecost were married May 12, 1972, in Brownwood.
They have five children, Debi Pettiet and Derick Middleton, both of Abernathy, Dawna Middleton and Dustin Middleton, both of Decatur and Drue Middleton of Denton and seven grandchildren.
He is employed by Verizon. She is employed at the Denton County District Attorney’s office. They are both members of the First Baptist Church of Decatur.

Moore - Shyla Ramsey and Joseph Moore
Wedding vows to be exchanged Nov. 9, 2002
Shyla Jo Ramsey will marry Joseph Allen Moore Nov. 9, 2002, at The Botanical Gardens in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Robert and Sherrie Ramsey of Paradise. She is a 2001 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is employed by the First National Bank, Boyd branch.
The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Bridgeport High School. He is a recent graduate of CCI in Irving with a certificate in computer networking. He is employed by Jupiter Communities LLS in Irving.
The couple will live in Irving.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 22, 2002

Myers - Ashley Colter and Scott Myers
Wedding vows to be exchanged Dec. 21, 2002
Ashley Colter of Gooding, Idaho, daughter of Wally and Sally Colter of Gooding, Idaho, will marry Scott Myers of Gooding, Idaho, son of Kelly and Sara Myers of Decatur and Melissa Roscoe of Gooding, Idaho, Dec. 21, 2002, at Hagerman Christian Center in Hagerman, Idaho. Pastor Tim Adams will officiate.
The bride-elect attended Gooding High School and graduated from the Gooding Accelerated Learning Center in 2002. She is attending the College of Southern Idaho and is employed with Land, Title and Escrow.
The prospective groom attended Gooding High School and has been employed with A to J Drywall for two years. He is co-owner of JC 1 Drywall in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 24, 2002

Noble - Holly Jack and Justin Noble
Wedding vows to be exchanged March 15, 2003
Holly Jack of Friona, daughter of Galen and Keri Jack of Friona, will marry Justin Noble of Paradise, son of Lannie and Danita Noble of Paradise, March 15, 2003, at Monterey Baptist Church in Lubbock.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Texas Tech University and South Plains University. She is employed as a registered nurse at University Medical.
The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Paradise High School. He will graduate in May 2003 with a master of architecture and a master of business administration.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 24, 2002

Oates - Sara Leake and Steven Oates
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 20, 2002
Sara Kay Leake of Decatur, daughter of Joe and Donna Leake and Robert and Tammy Durham, all of Decatur will marry Steven Glenn Oates of Decatur, son of Chuck and Lura Oates of Decatur, July 20, 2002, at the Grace Baptist Church in Decatur with Dr. Van Gardner officiating. The bride-elect’s grandparents are Jack and Reba Leake and Ed and Judy Henson, all of Decatur. The prospective groom’s grandparents are Melvin Oates and Bobby and Estelle Watts, all of Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Decatur High School. She attends Weatherford College, pursuing a degree in marketing. She is employed by Wells Fargo Bank.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Decatur High School and owns Lone Star Landscapes and Irrigation.

Oates(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Steven Oates
Marriage vows exchanged July 20, 2002
Sara Kay Leake of Decatur and Steven Glenn Oates of Decatur were married July 20, 2002, at Grace Baptist Church in Decatur. Dr. Van Gardner officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Robert and Tammy Durham and Joe and Donna Leake, all of Decatur. The groom is the son of Chuck and Lura Oates of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, Joe Leake, the bride wore a chapel-length white gown featuring a full beaded top with clear sequins and pearls. The eight-layered, satin and tulle skirt was accented with a white satin hem and was adorned with sequins and pearls. The matching headpiece was decorated with pearls and silver and clear sequin. She carried a fresh bouquet of oriental lilies, baby’s breath and white roses.
Maid of honor was Kate Fostel of Decatur. Bridesmaids were Stormy Miller, Michelle Henderson, Patti Miller and Lacey Oates, sister of the groom, all of Decatur and Elizabeth Kimball of Bridgeport. They wore sunset-colored, orange dresses featuring sequin, strapless tops. They carried fresh boquets of orange roses, baby’s breath and purple flowers.
The flower girl was Shannon Bracken, cousin of the bride, daughter of Johnny and Katy Bracken.
Candlelighters were Lee Durham, brother of the bride, and Justin Bridges, cousin of the groom, both of Decatur.
The ringbearer was Conner Watts, cousin of the groom and the son of Dale and Celissa Watts of Decatur.
Best man was Cody Cornell of Decatur. Groomsmen were Michael Loucks, cousin of the groom, Danny Leake, brother of the bride, Aaron Hughes, Matt Teichelman and Lance Prescott.
Ushers were Mark Ary, Justin Horton, Jeremy Davis, brother of the bride, and Chad Oates, cousin of the groom.
Guest book attendant was Cassie Coale of Decatur.
The String Quartet of the University of North Texas in Denton provided the music.
Soloist was Nancy Dwyer, aunt of the bride.
Following the wedding, a reception, given by the bride’s family, was held at the Decatur Civic Center.
Servers were Callie Cornell of Alvord and Cassie Coale of Decatur.
Following a wedding trip to San Antonio, the couple live in Decatur.
The bride is a 2000 graduate of Decatur High School. She is pursuing a degree in marketing at Weatherford College. She is employed at Wells Fargo Bank.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of Decatur High School. He is the owner of Lone Star Lawn Care and Landscaping in Decatur.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 11, 2002

Onstead - Jana Michelle Lockett and Shane Onstead
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 27, 2002
Jana Michelle Lockett of Denton, daughter of Mike and Charlotte Lockett of Decatur, will marry Shane Onstead of Denton, son of Sue Witherspoon of Wichita Falls and the late Clay Witherspoon, April 27, 2002, at the Texas Sundown Ranch in Sanger. Keith Killoreen will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1993 graduate of Decatur High School. She attended Midwestern State University where she was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. She will graduate in June from the University of North Texas. She is employed at Billing Professionals of Texas.
The prospective groom is a 1989 graduate of Rider High School in Wichita Falls. He attended MSU where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order. He attended UNT and is a manager at Little Guys Movers in Denton.

Onstead(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Shane Onstead
Marriage vows exchanged April 27, 2002
Jana Lockett and Shane Onstead were married April 27, 2002, at the Texas Sundown Ranch in Sanger. The Rev. Keith Killoren officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mike Lockett of Decatur. The groom is the son of Sue Witherspoon and the late Clay Witherspoon of Wichita Falls.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless matte-satin, A-line gown with beading and embroidery bordering the top. The back was highlighted by tiny buttons down the middle to the end of the chapel-length train. The veil was made of tulle accented with pearls and edged in satin trim falling to the middle of the back. The top was made of pearls and crystal.
She carried a hand-tied bouquet of stephanotis, calla lilies, roses and hydrangeas.
The bride’s honor attendant was Rhonda Jones of New York City. Bridesmaids were Jana Holland of Wichita Falls and Jennifer Onstead of Denton.
Best man was Cody Onstead of Denton. Groomsmen were Doug Onstead of Frisco and Jeff Floyd of Lewisville.
The flower girl was Ashley McLean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. McLean, of Vernon. Ringbearer was Hudson Onstead, son of Doug and Kati Onstead and Melissa Onstead, of Frisco.
Ushers were John Lockett of Decatur, Buck Bendickson of Denton, Kevin Kirkland of Frisco and Shane Lee of Gainesville.
Candlelighters were Bo and Cheyenne Roscoe of Gooding, Ill. Guestbook attendant was Melissa Roscoe of Gooding.
The bridesmaids wore two-piece, A-line, sleeveless dresses in Victorian lilac. Each carried a hand-tied bouquet of lilac roses.
Music was provided by harpist Patricia Ann Diers of Denton.
A reception at the ranch followed the ceremony with music provided by Kemp Road.
The bride is a 1993 graduate of Decatur High School. She attended Midwestern State University and graduated in Aug. 2002 from the University of North Texas. She works for Billing Professionals of Texas. The groom works for Little Guys Movers.
The couple reside in Denton.

Parker - Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Lynn Parker
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 28, 2002
Tracy Lynn Barclay of Alvord, daughter of Maggie Barclay of Alvord and the late Otis Barclay, and Ronnie Lynn Parker of Alvord, son of Ricky and Sandy Parker of Alvord, were married Sept. 28, 2002, at the First Baptist Church in Alvord. Rev. Bill Cleveland officiated the double ring ceremony.
Escorted by her brother, James Barclay of Alvord, the bride wore a white gown of Italian satin and English net with a square neckline, deep-V back and Basque waist. The ball gown skirt had four increasing layers of two-ply English netting which formed a flounced, chapel length train. The completely beaded gown was embellished with Austrian crystals and clear bugle beads. She carried a mixed bouquet of yellow, orange, cream, burgundy and mauve calla lilies with Japanese iris, exotic orchids and multicolored roses.
The matron of honor was Tysha Barclay of Alvord. Bridesmaids were Callie Watts of Alvord, Nicki Richey of Bowie and Scarlett Barclay of Alvord. The flower girl was Haydn Parker, daughter of Cody and Jammie Parker of Runaway Bay and niece of the groom.
The best man was Kyle Parker of Bridgeport, son of the groom. Groomsmen were Shawn Parker of Alvord, brother of the groom, Cody Parker of Runaway Bay, brother of the groom and Danny Watts of Decatur. The ring bearers were Rhett Barclay, son of James and Lisa Barclay of Alvord and Karson Parker, son of the bride and groom. The ushers were Lestat Proctor of Alvord and Ross Houston of Alvord.
A reception followed at The Club at Runaway Bay.
The bride is a graduate of Alvord High School and is currently employed part-time with Wise Regional Health System. The groom is a graduate of Alvord High School and is currently employed with Devon Energy.
Following a wedding trip to San Antonio, the couple resides in Alvord.

Patton - Carly Jean Henderson and Henry (Wayne) Patton
Wedding vows to be exchanged Jan. 4, 2003
Carly Jean Henderson of Arlington, daughter of Carl and Melva Henderson of Bridgeport, will marry Henry (Wayne) Patton of Arlington, son of Mary and Dale Denney of Bridgeport and Wayne Patton of Santa Fe, N.M., Jan. 4, 2003, at Delaney Vineyards in Grapevine.
The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is attending the University of Texas at Arlington pursuing a bachelor of organizational communications degree. She is employed at Wells Fargo Bank.
The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is attending the University of Texas at Arlington pursuing a bachelor of business degree in finance. He is employed at Wells Fargo Bank.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 1, 2002

Pennartz - Mr. and Mrs. Darrin Pennartz
bride formerly Rebecca Kay Gervers Marriage vows exchanged August 24, 2002
Rebecca Kay Gervers of Mesquite, daughter of Shirley Field of Terrell and the former Gene Gervers and Darrin Albert Pennartz of Decatur, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Pennartz of Decatur, were married Aug. 24, 2002, in The Monterey Room overlooking Lake Lewisville at sunset. The Rev. Brian Hawkins of Copperas Cove officiated the double ring ceremony.
Escorted by her brother, Roger Gervers of Mesquite, the bride wore a summer dress.
The matron of honor was Loree Shaw of Wylie.
The best man was Craig Pennartz, brother of the groom, of Decatur. The ushers were Bryan Pennartz of Little Rock, Ark., and Christopher Pennartz of Decatur, both brothers of the groom.
The ringbearer was Tanner Garfat, nephew of the bride, son of Charla Gervers and Kenneth Garfat of Plano.
The guest book attendant was Kris Rodriguez of Plano.
A reception was held at The Monterey Room.
The bride attended Sunnyvale School for K-8 and North Mesquite and Poteet High Schools. She graduated from the University of North Texas and is currently employed as a loan officer for Texas Residential Mortgage.
The groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and a 1997 graduate of the University of North Texas. He is currently a realtor for Century 21 Judge Fite.
Following a wedding trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the couple will reside in The Colony.

Perkins, Craig - Shelli Watson and Craig Perkins
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 17, 2002
Shelli Dawn Watson, daughter of Bob and Linda Tear of Mason, will marry Craig Ryan Perkins of Rhome, son of Calvin and Alice Perkins of Rhome, August 17, 2002, in Mason. Ray Tear will officiate.
The bride-elect is employed by Wichita Home Health.
The prospective groom is employed by Deca Construction.

Perkins, Millard - Millard and Betty Perkins
Fifty-third wedding anniversary Aug. 13, 2002
Millard and Betty Perkins are celebrating their fifty-third wedding anniversary with family and friends. They were married Aug. 13, 1949, in Fort Worth. They have lived in Boyd for 45 years. They have three children, Clifford Perkins, Gwenndolyn Oliver and Roderick Perkins and one granddaughter, Chelsea Oliver.
Perkins is retired from Lockheed Martin. The couple enjoy their farm in Boyd and spending time with friends at Anglers Club on Eagle Mountain Lake.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 11, 2002

Peterson - Stefanie Michelle French and John Michael Peterson
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 14, 2002
Bob and Sandi French of Las Vegas, Nev. announce the engagement of their daughter, Stefanie Michelle French, to John Michael Peterson of Emporia, Kan. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Myrle and Leslie French and Veda Sherman of Decatur and a graduate of Kansas State University with a bachelor of science degree in psychology. Her fiancé, son of Jim and Jennifer Peterson of Emporia is a candidate for May graduation at Kansas State University with a degree in mechanical engineering. The couple will marry June 14 at Emerald Gardens in Las Vegas.

Peterson(2) - Mr. and Mrs. John Peterson
bride formerly Stefanie French Marriage vows exchanged
Stefanie Michelle French and John Michael Peterson were married at Emerald Gardens in Las Vegas, Nev., with the Reverend Peter Billiteri officiating the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Colonel and Mrs. Robert L. French, USAF (Ret.), of Las Vegas She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie French and Veda Sherman, all of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Peterson of Emporia, Kan. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Osborne and Mrs. John Peterson, all of Clearwater, Kan.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin strapless princess silhouette gown. The bodice, hem and train were embroidered with pearls, bugle beads and iridescent sequins. The removable cathedral train and separate stole also had matching beading. The bride wore a three-tiered cathedral veil of soutache, also with matching beading. The silver tiara headpiece was adorned with pearl and sequins. She carried a cascading bouquet of pale pink roses, orchids and pearl-studded stephanotis.
Maid of honor was Renee Hunt of Poquoson, Va. Also attending the bride were Ginger Aldridge of Poquoson, Va., Lauren Mathews of Atlanta, Ga., Chelsea Sherman, cousin of the bride, of Sanger and McKynzee Sherman, cousin of the bride, of Alvord.
The honor attendants wore black iridescent taffeta two-piece gowns featuring spaghetti straps with a square neckline and a floor-length A-line skirt. They carried bouquets of pale pink roses and pearl-studded stephanotis.
The flower girls were the groom’s nieces, Haleigh and Maren Peterson, daughters of Jim Peterson of Osage, Kan. They wore white spaghetti straps corset bodice gowns with tulle skirt. Their flower baskets were antique silver compotes.
The guest book attendant was Kristi French, the bride’s cousin, of Decatur. Program attendant was Natalie Rouse of Dodge City, Kan. Wedding gift attendant was Amanda Peterson, sister-in-law of the groom, of Waterloo, Iowa. Honorary attendants were Stephen and Tricia French, brother and sister-in-law of the bride, of Plano.
The best man was the groom’s brother, Jim Peterson of Osage, Kan. Also attending the groom was Jeff Peterson, the groom’s brother, of Waterloo, Iowa, Robert Reeves, of Oberlin, Kan., Casey French, cousin of the bride, of Decatur and Cody Sherman, cousin of the bride, of Sanger. Casey French and Cody Sherman also served as ushers.
A dinner reception followed the ceremony in the ballroom at Emerald Gardens.
The bride is a graduate of Kansas State University with a bachelor of science degree in psychology. The groom is also a graduate of Kansas State University with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and is employed with Lockheed Martin.
Following a wedding trip to Hawaii, the couple will reside in Georgia.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 22, 2002

Petschel - Leah Deidre Herrell and Ryan Ende Petschel
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 29, 2002
Leah Deidre Herrell, daughter of Larry and Wendy Herrell of Paradise, will marry Ryan Ende Petschel, son of Bob and Carol Hope of Springtown, June 29, 2002, at Rosen Heights Baptist Church in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dorothy H. Lester of Fort Worth. She graduated from Weatherford College with an associate in arts degree, and she received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority, Psi Chi National Honor Society and Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society. She is employed at Berry Direct.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Gary and Glenda Clark. He is attending Stephen F. Austin State Universtiy, where he is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He is employed at Berry Direct as a senior sales agent.

Phillips - Mrs. Griffin Carter Phillips
formerly Katie Elizabeth Levitt; Marriage vows exchanged Dec. 15, 2001
Katie Elizabeth Levitt of Anton and Griffin Carter Phillips of Lubbock were married Dec. 15, 2001, at Southlake Christian Church. Dr. Charles Ashby officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Randy and Bunny Levitt of Haslet. The groom is the son of Neil and Weta Phillips of Graham.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin beaded dress. She carried a bouquet of yellow roses, purple irises and ivy.
Maid of honor was Melissa Levitt of Haslet, sister of the bride. Bridesmaides were Becca Harrell of Alvord, Meagan Phillips of Graham, sister of the groom and Kristin Boroff of Arlington. They wore periwinkle blue dresses and carried bouquets of yellow roses, purple irises and ivy.
Best man was Jordan Phillips of Graham, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Shalor Craig of Hamilton, cousin of the groom and Jared Hampton and Jacob Waggoner, both of Graham.
Ushers were Jonathan Bradford of Southlake, John Foster of Shreveport and James Gaines of Midkiff.
Guest book attendants were Lauren and Alaira Ferguson of Trophy Club. Pianist was Ann Price of Olney, aunt of the groom. Soloists were Weta Phillips and Steve Ferguson.
A reception followed at the Southlake Christian Church, hosted by the bride’s parents. Servers were Barbara Ferguson of Roanoke, Katie Lakin of South Carolina and Emily Price of Olney, cousin of the groom.
Following a wedding trip to Cancun, the couple live in Anton.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and is now a graduate student at Texas Tech.
The groom is a senior engineering student at Texas Tech University.

Plesa - Lori Gaye Harvey and James Thomas Plesa
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 8, 2002
Lori Gaye Harvey of Fort Worth, daughter of Dan and Glenda Harvey of Decatur, will marry James Thomas Plesa of Allen, son of Edward and Eileen Plesa of Itasca, Ill., June 8, 2002.
The ceremony will be held at the Lena Pope Chapel in Fort Worth with a reception following at the Petroleum Club of Fort Worth.
The bride-elect will graduate with a degree of doctor of osteopathic medicine from the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth in May. She will begin a family medicine residency at Dallas Methodist Hospital in June.
The prospective groom holds advanced degrees in Electrical Engineering and Business Management from Purdue University and the University of Texas at Dallas. He works for Telstrat International in Plano.

Plesa(2) - Mrs. James Thomas Plesa
formerly Dr. Lori Gaye Harvey Marriage vows exchanged June 8, 2002
Dr. Lori Gaye Harvey and James Thomas Plesa were married June 8, 2002, at the Lena Pope Chapel in Fort Worth. The Rev. Tim Staub of Calvary Baptist Church in Decatur officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Dan and Glenda Harvey of Decatur. The groom is the son of Edward and Eileen Plesa of Itasca, Ill.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a princess style gown featuring a sweetheart neckline. The gown featured cap sleeves and a fitted waist. It was crusted of white Italian satin with an overlay of silk organza. The bodice was covered with lace appliqué, seed pearls and clear, irridescent sequins. The appliqués trailed down and around the hem of the full skirt. The long sweeping train tied into a French bustle for the reception. The chapel length veil featured a band of small flowers, seed pearls and sequins.
She carried a cascading bouquet with white roses, stephanotis with pearl heads, white denderniam orchids and trailing English ivy and plamosa.
The bride’s matron of honor was her sister-in-law Amanda Harvey of Decatur. Her maid of honor was Dr. Patti King of Devers, Texas.
The best man was the groom’s brother, Kevin Plesa of Arlington. Also attending the groom was Chad Harvey of Decatur, the bride’s brother, and Dr. Bill Whitehead of Carollton.
The honor attendants wore long trailing dresses in periwinkle blue satin with a sheer overlay and scalloped lace covering the empire bodice and sleeves. They carried white ivory roses with periwinkle hydrangeas in a European hand-tied style.
The ringbearer was Lyndon Harvey of Decatur, nephew of the bride and son of Chad and Amanda Harvey of Decatur. The guestbook attendant was Stephanie Small of San Antonio, the bride’s cousin.
Music was provided by Dulcimer player Joyce Parham of Fort Worth and soloist Jeff Donahue of Fort Worth.
A reception followed the ceremony at The Petroleum Club of Fort Worth.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and is a resident in family medicine at Dallas Methodist Hospital Systems.
The groom is a graduate of Purdue University and a consultant in the telecom industry.
Following a wedding trip to Tuscany, Florence and Rome, Italy, the couple reside in Allen.

Ploeger - Gordon and Roxie Ploeger
45th Wedding Anniversary August 9, 1952
Gordon and Roxie Ploeger of Decatur will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary Aug. 9. A reception will be held in their honor, Sunday, Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. at Central Fellowship Church in Decatur.
Gordon Ploeger and Roxie Harken married Aug. 9, 1957, in Ackley, Iowa. He retired from Moorman Feed Company as a sales manager and is a rancher. She was a homemaker and retired as a part-time office manager at Edward Jones.
They have four children, Sheldon Ploeger of Eagle Grove, Iowa; Twila Miller and her husband Jim of Maple Grove, Minn.; Kurt Ploeger and his wife Stacy of Pipestone, Minn.; and Lynnae Stripling and her husband Robert of Decatur, and seven granchildren.

Price - Lara Leigh Allison and Brian Anthony Price
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 16, 2002
Lara Leigh Allison, daughter of Elaine Allison and Don and Cheryl Allison, all of Mansfield, will marry Brian Anthony Price, son of Rodney and Carla Price of Boyd, March 16, 2002. Carl Stephan will officiate the ceremony at the First Baptist Church of Mansfield.
The bride-elect attends the University of Texas at Arlington.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Hoot and Bonnie Hall of Boyd. He is employed at Raytheon Aerospace, LLC.

Pruett - Janene Michelle Rogers and Lensie Pruett
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 17, 2002
Janene Michelle Rogers, daughter of Keith and Cindy Rogers of Saint Jo will marry Lensie Pruett, son of Rene Pruett of Slidell, Aug. 17, 2002.
Dr. Ronnie Lawson will officiate the ceremony at the First Baptist Church of Saint Jo.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Crowley High School. She is employed at FMW Insurance Agency in Muenster.
The prospective groom is a senior at Slidell High School.

Rakowitz - Jennifer Lynn Talley and Kody Russell Rakowitz
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 6, 2002
Jennifer Lynn Talley of College Station, daughter of Larry and Frieda Talley of Alvord, will marry Kody Russell Rakowitz of College Station, son of David and Peggy Rakowitz of Pleasanton, July 6, 2002. Jason Fikes of the A&M Church of Christ will officiate the ceremony at 7F Lodge Chapel in College Station.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Alvord High School and Texas A&M University with a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology with a specialization in sport management. She is employed with College Station Parks and Recreation Department.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Pleasanton High School and is a candidate for May graduation at Texas A&M University with a degree in management information systems.

Rakowitz(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Kody Rakowitz
bride formerly Jennifer Talley Marriage vows exchanged July 6, 2002
Jennifer Lynn Talley and Kody Russell Rakowitz, both of College Station were married July 6, 2002, at 7F Lodge Chapel in College Station. Jason Fikes of the A&M Church of Christ in College Station officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Larry and Frieda Talley of Alvord.
The groom is the son of David and Peggy Rakowitz of Pleasanton.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white, A-line dress of satin featuring spaghetti straps and a chiffon overlay extending into a chapel length train. The bodice and skirt were accented with embroidery, sequins and pearls. She wore an elbow length veil held by a band of pearls and sequins.
The bride carried a round bouquet of bright pink, apricot and yellow Gerber daisies.
The matron of honor was Kristen Tribe of Decatur, sister of the bride. Bridesmatrons were Sara Tippett of San Antonio and Leslie Fowler of Alvord. Bridesmaid was Kayla Rakowitz of College Station, sister of the groom. They wore ice blue, floor-length dresses of crepe featuring spaghetti straps and a chiffon ruffle accenting a slit down the side of the skirt. They carried round bouquets of bright pink, apricot and yellow Gerber daisies.
The best man was Rodney Hayden of Pleasanton. Groomsmen were Andy Petter of Houston, Gary Whittle of Dallas and Shane Tribe of Decatur, brother-in-law of the bride.
Ushers were Chase Glover of Winnsboro, Brady Glover of Dallas and Daniel Hindes of College Station.
The guest book attendant was Amy Schott of San Marcos, cousin of the groom.
Music was provided by soloists Jeff Mitchell of La Vernia and Rodney Hayden of Pleasanton.
A reception followed at 7F Lodge Pavilion.
The bride is a graduate of Alvord High School and a 2001 graduate of Texas A&M University.
The groom is a graduate of Pleasanton High School and a 2002 graduate of Texas A&M University. He is employed as a musician in the Rodney Hayden Band.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 8, 2002

Read - Leon and Cora Read
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Nov. 15, 2002
Leon and Cora Beth Read celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary Nov. 15.
Read and the former Cora Beth McDaniel were married Nov. 15, 1952, in Wise County. They have three children, Vickie Mitchum, Richard Read and Rhonda Read. They have five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Leon is retired from Mitchell Energy. Cora Beth is a retired beautician.

Reed - Mr. and Mrs. Billy Joe Reed
Marriage vows exchanged Oct. 19, 2002
Jeigh Lynn Savant of Midlothian, daughter of Mitch and Cathy Savant of Midlothian, and Billy Joe Reed of Boyd, son of Donald and Joann Reed of Boyd, were married Oct. 19, 2002, at the Mill Valley Club House in Fort Worth. Rev. James Main of Hurst officiated the outdoor ceremony.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a satin, strapless gown.
Maid of honor was Lisa Robinson.
Best man was Michael Reed, brother of the groom. Ring bearer was Joseph Trace Reed, son of the groom.

Renner - Audrey Lacefield and Travis Renner
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 7, 2002
Audrey Leigh Lacefield of Decatur, daughter of Dr. Gary E. and Malena Lacefield of Decatur, will marry Travis John Renner of Chico, son of William Renner of Chico and Carol Renner of Dallas, Sept. 7, 2002, in Decatur. The Rev. Gene Chamness of Oak Grove United Methodist Church will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Decatur High School. She attended Weatherford College and is employed with George, Morgan, Sneed, CPA of Weatherford.
The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Chico High School and a 2000 graduate of UTI in Houston. He is employed by Vandergriff Chevrolet of Arlington.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 25, 2002

Renner(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Travis John Renner
bride formerly Audrey Leigh Lacefield Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 7, 2002
Audrey Leigh Lacefield of Decatur, daughter of Gary and Malena Lacefield of Decatur, and Travis John Renner of Chico, son of William Renner of Chico and Carol Renner of Dallas were married Sept. 7, 2002, at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Decatur. Rev. Gene Chamness, grandfather of the bride, and Mr. Joe Camness, uncle of the bride, officiated the double ring ceremony.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a ball gown length white dress with a beaded bodice and a tiara headpiece. She carried a bouquet of pink roses, pink carnations and baby’s breath.
Maid of honor was Jessica Harsh of Carthage. Bridesmaids were Katie Chamness of Italy, Texas, and Diana Warren of Azle, both cousins of the bride. They wore short, pink floral dresses and carried one long stemmed pink rose.
Best man was William Renner of Bridgeport, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Dusty Sides of Chico and Shannon Hartsel of Aubrey.
Ushers were Trent Lacefield of Decatur, brother of the bride, Jason Chamness of Italy, cousin of the bride and Josh and Jeremy Tiller of Chico, cousins of the groom.
Guest book attendant was Brandi White of Decatur.
Soloists were Austin Chamness of Graham and Adria Weaver of Hurst.
Following the ceremony, a reception, given by the bride’s parents, was held at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Servers were Julie Taylor of Weatherford, sister of the bride, Megan Lacefield of Aledo, sister-in-law of the bride, Alicia Hamner of Bridgeport, sister of the groom and Tiffany Renner of Bridgeport, sister-in-law of the groom.
Following a wedding trip to San Antonio, the couple live in Fort Worth.
The bride is a 2000 graduate of Decatur High School. She is employed by George, Morgan and Sneed, CPS in Weatherford.
The groom is a 1999 graduate of Chico High School and a 2000 graduate of UTI in Houston. He is employed by Vandergriff Chevrolet in Arlington.
Wise County Messenger, Oct. 20, 2002

Reynolds - Margaret and Lenard Reynolds Sr.
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Aug. 30, 2002
Margaret and Lenard Reynolds Sr. of Boyd celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniverary with a reception Aug. 24 at the Rhome Church of Christ Fellowship Hall.
They were married Aug. 30, 1952, at the home of her sister and brother-in law, Dorothy and J.C. Autry in Crowell.
Their children include Gary Reynolds of New Mexico and Roy Reynolds and wife Cynthia of Rhome.
They have three grandchildren, Reyn, Beau and Kara.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 25, 2002

Rhea - Kate Osumi and Dylan Rhea
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 27, 2002
Kate Osumi of Newport Beach, Calif., will marry Dylan Rhea of Newport Beach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Rhea of Runaway Bay, July 27, 2002, in Monarch Beach, Calif.
The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of UCLA and is a construction business owner in Anaheim, Calif.
The prospective groom is a 1994 graduate of Marble Falls High School and a 1998 graduate of Southern Methodist University. He is a systems manager for an engineering and construction consulting firm in Newport Beach.

Richie - Mr. and Mrs. Rex Allen Richie Jr.
Marriage vows exchanged May 20, 2002
Melinda Ann Hall, daughter of Perry and the late Martha Hall of Decatur and Rex Allen Richie Jr. of Decatur, son of Rex and Dianne Richie of Graham, were married May 20, 2002. Justice of the Peace, Jan Morrow officiated the double ring ceremony at the home of Bill and Joann McDaniel in Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin, short sleeve, floor length dress with flower and pearl appliques around the upper waist area and small beaded buttons down the back to the waist. She wore a shoulder length veil accented with a flowered comb.
She carried a round bouquet of pastel tulips with accents of baby’s breath and pearls, hand tied with pink ribbon.
A reception, given by the families, was held at the McDaniel home.
Servers were the bride’s sisters, Karen Green of Bridgeport and Teresa Mulkey of Aurora, Colo.
Following a wedding trip to Bossier City, La., the couple live in Decatur.
The bride is a 1993 graduate of Decatur High School. She is employed by the Wise County Sheriff’s Department.
The groom is a 1995 graduate of Graham High School and a 1999 graduate of Weatherford College Police Academy. He is employed by the Runaway Bay Police Department.

Righton - Crystal O’Shields and Caeser Righton
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 15, 2002
Crystal Lynne O’Shields of Decatur, daughter of Deann Wood of Runaway Bay and Charles O’Shields Jr. of Perrin, will marry Caesar Gershom Righton of Denton, son of Janet and Gerald Righton of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dec. 15, 2002, at Central Fellowship Church in Decatur. Todd Parks of Cornerstone Baptist Church will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School. She is attending the University of North Texas pursuing a bachelor of business administration degree in economics. She is employed at the University of North Texas Economics Department.
The prospective groom received a bachelor of business administration degree in economics and a bachelor of arts degree in political science at Midwestern State University. He is pursuing a master of science degree in economics at the University of North Texas. He is employed at the University of North Texas Economics Department.

Rodarte - Mr. and Mrs. Andres Rodarte
formerly Alexandra Maria Nuñez Marriage vows exchanged June 29, 2002
Alexandra Maria Nuñez and Andres Rodarte were married June 29, 2002, at the Old Historical Courthouse in Fort Worth.
The bride is the daughter of Felipe and Ernestina Nunez of Decatur. The groom is the son of Sabino Rodarte and Esther Arellano De Rodarte of Zacatecas, Mexico.
The couple was married by Judge Manuel Valdez in a private ceremony.
Wise County Messenger,
August 4, 2002

Rogers - Sharon LaRae Laird and Justin Walker Rogers
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 25, 2002
Sharon LaRae Laird, daughter of Thomas and Linda Laird of Decatur will marry Justin Walker Rogers, son of Terry and Debbie Rogers of Mesquite May 25, 2002, in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School.
She is a junior at Arlington Baptist College, majoring in education and is employed at Temple Daycare.
The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Arlington Baptist College with a degree in Bible/Missions.
He is employed by the Union Pacific Railroad.

Rogers(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Justin Rogers
Marriage vows exchanged May 25, 2002
Sharon LaRae Laird and Justin Walker Rogers were married May 25, 2002, at Calvary Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Tim Staub and Truman Walker, grandfather of the groom, officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Linda Laird of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Terry and Debbie Rogers of Mesquite.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a long A-line gown, made of candlelight satin. The gown featured a tank style top etched in ivory pearls, with a detachable cathedral length train. The train was attached with satin roses. The bride wore a fingertip veil with a rose and pearl headband.
She carried an arrangement of red roses and magnolias.
The bride’s honor attendants were her sisters, Sherry Metz and Kourtnie Laird, both of Decatur. Bridesmaids were Lindy Howard of Decatur and Ashley Phillips of Arlington.
The flower girls were the bride’s cousin, Megan Metz, daughter of Tim and Sherry Metz of Decatur, and the groom’s cousin, Savana Foster, daughter of Donnie and Karen Foster of Madisonville.
The ringbearers were the bride’s nephew, Timothy Metz, son of Tim and Sherry Metz of Decatur, and the groom’s cousin, D.J. Foster, son of Donnie and Karen Foster of Madisonville.
The candlelighters were Donnie Foster of Madisonville and Damon Foster of Mesquite, both cousins of the groom.
Best man was Brad Palmer of Mesquite. Groomsmen were Dusty Rogers, the groom’s brother, of Mesquite and Jason McFadden and Clay Woodruff, both of Mesquite.
Ushers were the groom’s cousins, Donnie Foster of Madisonville and Damon Foster of Mesquite.
The bridesmaids wore two-piece black satin dresses and carried a single long stem red rose.
Music was provided by organist Dawn Hlad of Decatur and pianist Jennifer Horton of Bridgeport, with a duet by J.B. and Cathy Baldridge of Fort Worth.
A reception at the Lion’s Club followed the ceremony. Servers were Becca Gaymon of Fort Worth; and cousins of the groom, Karen Foster of Madisonville, and Christie Foster and Laura and Brittany Neeley, all of Mesquite.
The bride will graduate in the spring of 2003 from Arlington Baptist College and is employed with Temple Days Day Care.
The groom is a 2001 graduate of Arlington Baptist College where he received a degree in missions. He is employed with Union Pacific Railroad.
Following a wedding trip to San Antonio, the couple reside in Fort Worth.

Rouleau - Michelle Dawn Trachta and Jeffrey Nelson Rouleau
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 16, 2002
Michelle Dawn Trachta of McKinney, daughter of Herbie and Sue Fisher of Muenster and the late Tom Trachta will marry Jeffrey Nelson Rouleau of McKinney, son of David and Pam Rouleau of Paradise, June 16, 2002. Mike McDaniel will officiate the ceremony in Corinth.
The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Muenster High School. She is attending Texas Woman’s University majoring in elementary education. She is employed by Wol+Med in Denton.
The prospective groom is a 1995 graduate of Paradise High School and a 2001 graduate of The University of North Texas School of Business with a bachelor of business administration in production and operations management. He is employed by Sanden International Inc. in Wylie.

Rouleau(2) - Mrs. Jeffery Nelson Rouleau
formerly Michelle Dawn Trachta Marriage vows exchanged June 16, 2002
Michelle Dawn Trachta and Jeffrey Nelson Rouleau were married June 16, 2002, at Grand Traditions in Corinth. Mike McDaniel officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Herbie and Sue Fisher and the late Tom Trachta of Muenster.
The groom is the son of David and Pamela Rouleau of Paradise.
Escorted by her stepfather, Herbie Fisher, the bride wore an A-line, diamond white dress with caviar beaded satin tank with an inverted pleat in the front of the skirt and beaded back panels. She wore an elbow length pearl and diamond rhinestone veil.
She carried pink roses in a cascading bouquet with white satin ribbon intertwined and her grandmother’s handkerchief.
The matron of honor was Richelle Cabrales of Denton. She wore a sleeveless rosebud brocade top with a full chiffon skirt and carried a bouquet of pink and mauve roses.
The flower girl was Rylee McKinney, daughter of Dave and Marine McKinney of Justin, cousin of the groom; and Haley Johnson, daughter of Gary and Missy Johnson of Alvord, cousin of groom.
The best man was Stan Rouleau of Dallas, the groom’s brother. Ushers were Michael Jennings of Springtown and Travis Trachta, the bride’s brother, of Garland.
A reception was held at Grand Traditions.
The bride is a 1996 graduate of Muenster High School and attends Texas Woman’s University. She is employed at WOI and Med in Denton.
The groom is a 1995 graduate of Paradise High School and a 2001 graduate of the University of North Texas. He is employed by Sanden International in Wylie.
Following a wedding trip to Las Vegas, the couple reside in McKinney.
Wise County Messenger, August 4, 2002

Rummelhoff - Mr. and Mrs. Devin Rummelhoff
Marriage vows exchanged Dec. 11, 2001
Crystal L. Holder and Devin Rummelhoff were married December 11, 2001 in Las Vegas, Nev.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Holder of Boyd. Grandparents are Jerry and Barbara Bethurum of Decatur. Great grandparents are Sam and Addie Blackwell of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Rummelhoff of Vacaville, Calif.
The bride is a medical apprentice in the United States Air Force.
The groom is a crew chief in the United States Air Force.
The couple reside at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 1, 2002

Sattawhite - Jamie Cummings and James Sattawhite
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 2, 2002
Jamie Kathleen Cummings, daughter of David and Lisa Cummings of Elgin will marry James Dameron Sattawhite, son of Melvin and Teresa Sattawhite of Decatur Nov. 2, 2002. Tommy Brummett will officiate the ceremony at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect graduated from Tarleton State University in May. She is employed with the National Association for the Self-employed.
The prospective groom graduated from Tarleton State University in May and is employed with M&T Woodworks.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 11, 2002

Savage - Cortney Kaumeyer and Drew Savage
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 28, 2002
Cortney Aaron Kaumeyer of Decatur, daughter of Sharon Kaumeyer of Decatur and Dan Kaumeyer of Plano, will marry Drew Michael Savage of Rhome, son of Mitch and Rosemary Savage of Decatur, Sept. 28, 2002. Marcus Breechen will officiate the ceremony at the Central Fellowship Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Alvord High School. She is a 2002 graduate of the University of North Texas with a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology. She is employed as an exercise specialist at Fit-n-Wise in Decatur.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Decatur High School. He graduated from Abilene Christian University with a bachelor of science degree in sociology. He is attending the Fort Worth Police Academy.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 11, 2002

Seals - Lydia Johnson and Bryan Seals
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 10, 2002
Lydia Ruth Johnson of Dublin, daughter of Ronald and Nancy Johonson of Dublin, will marry Bryan Holland Seals of Dublin, son of Paula Jo and David Seals of Decatur, August 10, 2002, at Cottonwood Baptist Church in Dublin with the Rev. Mike Fritcher officiating.
The bride-elect graduated from Paradigm and currently attends Hardin Simmons University in Abilene.
The prospective groom is a 1985 graduate of Decatur High School and attended Tarleton State University.
He is employed by Boyd Fencing in Abilene.

Sessions - Jennifer Kleiboeker and Ryan Sessions
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 9, 2002
Jennifer Lynn Kleiboeker of Wichita Falls, daughter of Abby Morton of Wichita Falls and David Kleiboeker of Tolono, Ill., will marry Ryan McDowell Sessions of Decatur, son of Alan and Connie Sessions of Decatur, August 9, 2002, at the First Baptist Church of Decatur. The Rev. Jack Gatewood of First Baptist Church of Keller will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Wichita Falls High School and will be a freshman at Midwestern State University in the fall.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and will attend Tarrant County College in the fall.

Shelton - Bridget Lyndale Booth and William Bric Shelton
Marriage vows to be exchanged August 3, 2002
Bridget Lyndale Booth of Decatur, daughter of Charles and Vicki Booth of Decatur, will marry William Bric Shelton of Fort Worth, son of Ann Shelton and Bill and Judy Shelton, all of Fort Worth, August 3, 2002, at Ridglea Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth.
A reception will follow at the Bass Performance Hall, McNair Rehearsal Studio.
The bride-elect is a graduate of the University of Texas in Arlington with a bachelor of science in interdisciplinary studies.
Booth was Miss Wise County in 2000.
The prospective groom is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a bachelor of arts in radio, television and film.
Shelton is a sports producer for KXAS-TV (NBC channel 5) in Dallas/Fort Worth.

Shelton(2) - Mr. and Mrs. William Shelton
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 3, 2002
Bridget Lyndale Booth and William Bric Shelton, both of Fort Worth, were married Aug. 3, 2002, at Ridglea Presbyterian Church. Dr. Warner Bailey officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Charles and Vicki Booth of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Ann Lillagore Shelton and Judy and Bill Shelton, all of Fort Worth.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin Demetrios Couture gown with hundreds of princess cut Austrian crystals trimming the strapless bodice and semi-cathedral train.
Mauria Briggs of Bridgeport was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Lynne Sullivant, Lindsay Kellum and Lori Shelton, sister of the groom. Abigail Read and Lauren Stowers were flower girls.
Ryan Read of Garland was best man. Groomsmen were Kevin Barnes, Chris Horgen and Christian Deane. Austin Booth, cousin of the bride, was the ring bearer. Ushers were Byron and Brandon Booth, brothers of the bride, Chad Johnson, Tobin McDuff, Mark Meyers and Chad Smith.
Forte Strings provided the music and a buffet dinner was held at the Bass Performance Hall-McNair Rehearsal Studio. The Dallas Unlimited Variety Band played at the reception.
The bride is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington where she received a bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary studies. She was named Miss Wise County 2000. She is employed as an insurance broker and risk management specialist and is the community service director for the Fort Worth Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. The groom is a graduate of the University of North Texas where he received a bachelor of arts degree in radio/television/film. He is a sports producer at KXAS-TV (NBC5) in Fort Worth.
The couple honeymooned in the Western Caribbean and reside in North Richland Hills.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 22, 2002

Shepherd - Kenneth and Dorothy Shepherd
Twenty-fifth wedding anniversary Dec. 21, 2002
Kenneth and Dorothy Shepherd of Boyd are celebrating their 30th anniversary.
Shepherd married the former Dorothy Burchfield at the First Baptist Church of Boyd Dec. 21, 1972. They are the parents of two sons, Kenneth Shepherd Jr. and Justin Shepherd, both of Boyd.
He is a dairyman and owns Shepherd Holstein Farm. She is assistant vice president at Woodhaven National Bank.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 22, 2002

Sheppard - Heather Phillips and Jimmy Sheppard
Wedding vows to be exchanged Nov. 30, 2002
Heather D’Ann Phillips, daughter of Steve and Betty Phillips of The Colony, will marry Jimmy Max Sheppard, son of Scott and Joanne Ferrier of Bridgeport and Jeff and Angie Sheppard of Joshua, Nov. 30, 2002, at Bible Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of The Colony High School.
The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Bridgeport High School.
Both are employed as military police in the United States Army and currently stationed at Ft. Hood.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 8, 2002

Smart - Lacey Dnée Skiles and Mickey Lee Smart
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 2, 2002
Lacey Dnée Skiles, daughter of C.G. and Lesa Skiles of Paradise will marry Mickey Lee Smart of Paradise, son of Pam Smart of Bridgeport and Mickey Smart of Decatur, Nov. 2, 2002, in Decatur.
The bride-elect is employed by Verizon National Buried Service Wire Group as an executive administrative assistant.
The prospective groom is employed by Ameritex as a technician.

Speed - Shanda Jones and Cory Speed
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 16, 2002
Shanda Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Jones of Decatur will marry Cory Speed of Decatur, son of Jan Speed of Slaton, March 16, 2002, in a garden ceremony at the home of Ceil and Arnie Ginn of Krum.
The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Decatur High School. She is employed at Guardian Title.
The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Slaton High School. He is employed by the Wise County Sheriff’s Department.

Stack - Mr. and Mrs. Chad Stack
Marriage vows exchanged June 15, 2002
Jana Lynn Summers and Chad Allen Stack were married June 15, 2002, at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. The Rev. Charlie Klinke officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jack and Jo Summers of Springtown.
The groom is the son of Mike and Debbie Stack of Azle.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white strapless, full-length gown with a beaded bodice and full skirt. She wore a tiara.
She carried a bouquet of lilies.
The bride’s maid of honor was Debbie Jones. Bridesmaids were Kathy Davis and Cheryl Newland.
Best man was Lee Smith. Groomsmen were Jason and Jimmy Stack, brothers of the groom.
The guest book attendant was Kendra Gregg of Boyd.
Music was provided by Scott Faulkner of Boyd, with a solo by Krista Hill of Boyd.
A reception was held at the Boyd Community Center.
The bride is employed at The Beauty Center in Boyd. The groom is employed with the Wise County Sheriff’s Department.
Following a wedding trip to Ocha Rios, Jamaica, the couple reside in Boyd.

Staley - Carrie Ann Dean and Anthony Staley
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 1, 2002
Carrie Ann Dean, daughter of Dawn Ray of Phoenix, Ariz., and David Dean of Nocona will marry Anthony Staley, son of Ronald and Frances Staley of Alvord, June 1, 2002, at the Old Tucker Homeplace in Bowie.
The bride-elect is a graduate of the North Central Texas College nursing program. She is employed with Cook Children’s Hospital in Denton.
The prospective groom is a welder. He is employed with TBI.
Following a wedding trip to the Bahamas, the couple will live in Bowie.

Stephens - Jill Diggs and Raymond Stephens
Wedding vows to be exchanged Oct. 19, 2002
Jill Erin Diggs of Paradise will marry Raymond Anthony Stephens of Paradise Oct. 19, 2002, at the First Baptist Church in Paradise. George Dyer will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Troy Diggs and Susan and Jerry Lewandowski of Azle.
The prospective groom is the son of Mary Ann and Linny Fulton of Brownwood.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 22, 2002

Stone - Leslie Michelle Wolfe and Jamie Culver Stone
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 7, 2002
Leslie Michelle Wolfe, daughter of Troy and Michelle Wolfe of Decatur will marry Jamie Culver Stone, son of J.C. and Nell Stone of Decatur June 7, 2002. Dr. Clyde Spain will officiate the ceremony at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Decatur High School. She is a loan secretary at the First National Bank of Bridgeport in Boyd.
The prospective groom is a 1988 graduate of Decatur High School and a 1994 graduate of the University of North Texas. He is a probation officer at Wise County Adult Probation.

Summers - Jill Diane Schwennesen and Stephen Michael Summers Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 6, 2002
Jill Diane Schwennesen of Lewisville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Schwennesen of Owensboro, Ky., formerly of Tulsa, Okla. will marry Stephen Michael Summers Jr. of Denton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Summers of Decatur, July 6, 2002, at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church in Flower Mound.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Jenks High School in Tulsa, Okla., and a December 2001, magna cum laude graduate of Texas Woman’s University in Denton with a degree in music therapy. She was a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society and Gamma Beta Phi. She is employed by A.R.T.S. for the People in Dallas.
The prospective groom is a 1998 Decatur High School graduate and a 2002 graduate of the University of North Texas in Denton with a degree in radio, TV and film marketing. He is an account executive at Charter Media in Denton.

Summers(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Summers
bride formerly Jill Schwennesen Marriage vows exchanged July 6, 2002
Jill Diane Schwennesen of Lewisville and Stephen Michael Summers Jr. of Lewisville were married July 6, 2002, at Trietsch Memorial Methodist Church in Flower Mound. The Rev. Joe Schaffer officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Schwennesen of Owensboro, Ken., formerly of Tulsa, Okla.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Summers of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a two piece, strapless satin A-line crystal beaded gown with a cathedral length train. She wore a pearl and crystal tiara with an elbow length veil.
She carried a hand-tied bouquet of stephanotis and white and purple roses.
The maid of honor was Cari Lemon of Silver City, N.M. Honor attendants were Stephanie Hughes of Round Rock, sister of the groom, Lacee Pierce of Roseburg, Ore., Carol Pickett of Fort Worth, Susan Summers of Decatur, sister of the groom and Christen McClure of Tulsa, Okla.
They wore purple satin halter tops with A-line skirts and carried bouquets of eskimo roses and greenery.
Candelighter was Luci Riggin of Tulsa, Okla.
Best man was Ted Qualls of Houston formerly of Decatur. Groomsmen were Jason Hughes of Round Rock, brother-in-law of the groom, Jason Gregg of Decatur, James Holt of Decatur, Bennett Woodruff, all of Decatur and Jared Schwennesen of Tulsa, Okla., brother-in-law of the groom.
Ushers were Wesley Haney of Pasadena, cousin of the groom, Micah Anderson of Denton, Clint Shirley of Jenks, Okla. and David Horn of Oklahoma City.
The guest book attendants were Hatti McLaughlin of Dallas, Melissa Kirby of Dallas and Dana Kostelnick of Tulsa, Okla.
Music was provided by classical guitarist Aaron Cotton of Denton, pianist Claudia Buck of Lithia, Fla., and soloist John Buck of Lithia, Fla.
A reception was held at the Westin Beechwood Hotel.
The rehearsal dinner luau, hosted by the grooms’ parents, was at Sneaky Pete’s on Lake Lewisville.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Jenks High School in Tulsa, Okla. and a 2001 graduate of Texas Woman’s University with a magna cum laude degree in music therapy.
She is currently employed with Brook Mays, a company that contracts with school districts for music therapy.
The groom is a 1998 Decatur High School graduate who graduated from the University of North Texas in 2002 with a degree in radio, film and television marketing. He is currently employed as an account executive at Charter Media in Denton.
Following a wedding trip to Antigua, the couple reside in Lewisville.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 8, 2002

Swinner - Carroll, Swinner were married July 1
Debra Osburn Carroll and Floyd Lynn Swinner were married July 1, 2002.
Carroll, of Chico, is the mother of Tiffany Matthews. Swinner is of Fort Worth.
Woodrow Stroud stood in as a proxy for the groom.

Teichelman - Amanda Nation and Matt Teichelman
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 12, 2002
Amanda Dawn Nation, daughter of E.J. and Sandy Nation of Decatur, will marry Matt Teichelman, son of Merl and Terrie Pryor of Decatur and Alan and Mandy Teichelman of Fort Worth, Oct. 12, 2002, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Jerry Miller of Faith Baptist will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School, Texas Christian University and is currently employed at Bridgeport Elementary School as a kindergarten teacher.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and is attending airframe maintenance programming school. He is currently employed at Delta Airlines.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 8, 2002

Teichelman(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Teichelman
Marriage vows exchanged Oct. 12, 2002
Amanda Dawn Nation and Matthew Charles Teichelman, both of Decatur, were married Oct. 12, 2002, at First Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Jerry Miller of Faith Baptist Church in Decatur officiated.
The bride is the daughter of E.J. and Sandy Nation of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Merl and Terry Pryor of Decatur and Alan and Mandy Teichelman of Fort Worth and the grandson of Billy Joe and Lawana Snider of Decatur and Emery and Evangeline Teichelman of Taylor.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a gown of white matte satin with a pearl encrusted fitted bodice. She wore a matching hand-laid pearl cathedral-length veil attached to a diamond and pearl tiara. She carried a bouquet of blue and white hydrangeas accented with blue delphinium.
The matron of honor was Stefanie Nation of Decatur, sister-in-law of the bride. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Teichelman and Katie Teichelman, both of Fort Worth, sisters of the groom. The bridesmaids wore formal-length navy taffeta skirts with each attendant wearing a different style navy taffeta top.
They carried bouquets of lipstick-colored roses accented with blue delphinium.
Best man was Russell Pryor of Decatur, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Jim Nation of Decatur, brother of the bride, and Spencer Pryor of Decatur, brother of the groom. Ushers were Brent Bowen of Fort Worth, Jacob Harbour of Decatur, Joey Quebe of Taylor, cousin of the groom and Nathan Quebe of Decatur, cousin of the groom.
Lynzee Jordan, daughter of Craig and Deena Jordan of Decatur, and Addison Nation, nephew of the bride, son of Jim and Stefanie Nation of Decatur, carried five-foot crosses adorned with white, double-faced satin ribbon and sterling silver bells to signal the entrance of the bride.
Flower girls were Morgyn Callaway, cousin of the bride, daughter of Tim and Leslie Callaway of Decatur, and Allyson Jordan, daughter of Craig and Deena Jordan of Decatur. They wore white satin dresses with white, feathered angel wings attached to the backs and halos of white flowers.
The ring bearer was Dylan Nation, nephew of the bride, son of Jim and Stefanie Nation of Decatur.
Music was provided by Macey Robinson of Springtown, Kelsey Lewis of Bridgeport and Shelly Vinzant. The pianist was Sue Maxwell of Greenwood.
Teresa Snider of Decatur, the groom’s aunt, and Lori Callaway of Frisco attended the guest book and distributed programs.
A reception was held at the Family Life Center at the church. The houseparty included Celia Gebhardt of Bridgeport, Vickie Holmes of Decatur, Beverly Jernigan of Decatur, Pam Lanfear of Bridgeport, Theresa Lewis of Bridgeport, Billie Perrin of Decatur and Michelle Robinson of Springtown. The cakes, provided by Leisha Young of Paradise, were served by Amy Kolb of Stephenville, Paige Prince of Georgetown, both friends of the bride, Kimberly Bowen and Karyn Schafer, both of Fort Worth and cousins of the groom.
The bride is a graduate of Decatur High School and Texas Christian University. She is a kindergarten teacher for Bridgeport ISD.
The groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and is currently attending Tarrant County Community College. He is employed by Delta Airlines.
Following a wedding trip to Jackson Hole, Wyo., the couple reside in Fort Worth.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 1, 2002

Tenhet - Valerie Marie Wilde and Michael Shane Tenhet
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 6, 2002
Valerie Marie Wilde of Decatur, daughter of J.L. and Alice Wilde of Decatur, will marry Michael Shane Tenhet of Ponder, son of Barbara Rowland of Lake Dallas and David Tenhet of Leland, Ms., April 6, 2002, at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Decatur. Deacon Art Casias will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School and North Central Texas College. She is employed at Texas Instruments in Richardson.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Greenville High School in Greenville, Miss., and attended college in Arizona. He works at Boeing in Corinth.

Tenhet(2) - Mrs. Michael Shane Tenhet
formerly Valerie Marie Wilde; Marriage vows exchanged April 6, 2002
Valerie Marie Wilde and Michael Shane Tenhet were married April 6, 2002, at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Decatur. Deacon Art Casias performed the double ring ceremony.
Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Jospeh L. Wilde of Decatur. The groom’s parents are Barbara Rowland of Lake Dallas and David Tenhet of Mississippi.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a satin dress featuring a beaded bodice with straps accented with bows. The skirt flowed into a long train. Satin slippers and a beaded hat with veil and blusher completed the bride’s attire. She carried a dozen Alshmere gold roses with baby’s breath.
Maid of honor was Gayle Pennartz of Decatur, cousin of the bride. Bridesmaids were Karen Briggs and Diane Bashaw, sisters of the bride. They wore hunter green floor-length dresses and carried Alshmere gold rose bouquets. The bride’s niece, Kelli Bashaw was the flower girl. The groom’s niece, Brianna Tenhet, was the ring bearer.
The groom’s brother, Gregory Tenhet was the best man. Groomsmen were Jarrad Swestka of Waterloo, Iowa and Jeffrey Briggs, brother-in-law of the bride.
Ushers were Nicholas and Gregory Wilde of Decatur, nephews of the bride.
Guestbook attendant was Lillian Rodriguez-Westside, cousin of the groom. Music was provided by Dorothy McKay, organist and Diane Boatner, soloist.
A reception was held in the hall at the church. Servers were Gina Soles, Tiffany Tenhet and Jan Pettigrew-Wilde.
The bride is a 1995 graduate of Decatur High School and a 1998 graduate of North Central Texas College. She is employed at Texas Instruments in Richardson.
The groom is a graduate of O’Banion High School in Mississippi and attended college in Arizona. He is employed by Boeing Electronics in Corinth.
The couple live in Ponder.

Thompson - Jessica Koontz and Marcus Thompson
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 3, 2002
Jessica Michelle Koontz of Decatur, daughter of Jerry and Verde Owen of Decatur and Brian and Kim Koontz of Grapevine, will marry Marcus Lee Thompson of Bridgeport, son of Pam Thompson of Bridgeport and Mark Thompson of Okla., Aug. 3, 2002, at the Decatur Civic Center in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Decatur High School and attended Weatherford College.
The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is in the United States Army.

Tittor - Melanie Gayan and Michael Tittor
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 5, 2002
Melanie Gayan, daughter of Dale Gayan and Susie Gayan, both of Paradise, will marry Michael Tittor, son of Paul and Scotty Tittor and Bonnie Mann-Tittor, all of Paradise, Oct. 5, 2002, at the First Baptist Church in Cottondale.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Tarleton State University and is currently employed with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.
The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Paradise High School and is self-employed.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 29, 2002

Tittor(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tittor
Marriage vows exchanged Oct. 5, 2002
Melanie Sheree Gayan and Michael Paul Tittor, both of Paradise were married Oct. 5, 2002, in a double ring ceremony at the First Baptist Church of Cottondale. Rev. J.D. Taylor officiated.
The bride’s parents are Dale Gayan and Susie Gayan, both of Paradise. The groom is the son of Paul and Scotty Tittor and Bonnie Mann, all of Paradise.
The bride was escorted by her grandfather, C.R. Riggs, of Paradise. She carried white, red and pink roses hand-tied with white satin ribbon.
Jennifer McAllister of Fort Worth was maid of honor. Bridesmatron was Natalie Koehler of Cranfils Gap. Bridesmaid was Misty Simmons of Houston. All wore black, two-piece dresses and carried red roses tied with black ribbon.
The groom’s sisters, Moriah and Mahayla Mann of Paradise were flower girls.
Sisters of the bride, Misty and Marcy Gayan of Paradise were candlelighters. Her nephews, Ty and Colby Cox of Paradise were ring bearers.
Daniel Hughes of Paradise was best man. The groom’s brothers, Adam and Brandon Tittor of Paradise were groomsmen.
Chance Gentry, cousin of the bride and Morgan Yocum, step-brother of the groom, both of Paradise were ushers.
Kara Horton and Carrli O’dell, both of Paradise, attended the guest book.
Cindy Turner of Paradise played piano.
A reception was held at the home of Roger and Carla Gentry, uncle and aunt of the bride.
Servers included Marcy Gayan, sister of the bride, Randi Parker and Kylie Gentry, cousins of the bride and Brooke Yocum, step-sister of the groom.
The couple took a wedding trip to Wyoming and reside in Paradise.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Tarleton State University and works for the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.
The groom is a 1996 graduate of Paradise High School and is a welder.
Wise County Messenger, Nov. 24, 2002

Toller - Paula-Beth Rutherford and Michael Toller
Wedding vows to be exchanged Nov. 30, 2002
Paula-Beth Rutherford, daughter of Billy and Paula Rutherford of Decatur, will marry Michael Toller, son of Larry and Kenett Toller of Springfield, Ill., Nov. 30, 2002 at Central Fellowship in Decatur. Rev. Chris Wann will officate.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of A-Beka Home Video School and attended Ouachita Baptist Univesity in Arkadelphia, Ark. where she was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota. She will be attending Western Illinois University in the fall of 2003.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Monticello High School in Monticello, Ark. and attended Ouachita Baptist University where he was a member of Phi Mu Alpha. He is Baptist collegiate minister at Western Illinois University and a minister to students at the University Baptist Church in Macomb, Ill.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 15, 2002

Torres, Bobby - Denarae ‘Corki’ Englehart and Robert ‘Bobby’ Torres
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 14, 2002
Denarae ‘Corki’ Englehart, daughter of Jim and Dana Englehart of Decatur, will marry Robert ‘Bobby’ Torres of Decatur, son of Jesus and Maria Ibarra of El Paso, June 14, 2002, at the Decatur Civic Center.
The bride-elect will graduate in June from Decatur High School. She is employed at Guardian Title Co.
The prospective groom will also graduate in June from DHS. He is employed at Decatur Lumber Co. He has enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and will report for basic training in San Diego, Calif. in June.

Torres, Bobby(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Robert Torres
Bride formerly Denarae Englehart Marriage vows exchanged June 14, 2002
Denarae “Corki” Englehart and Robert “Bobby” Torres were married at the Decatur Civic Center June 14, 2002. The Rev. Doug Vaughn officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jim and Dana Englehart of Decatur.
The groom is son of Jesus and Maria Ibarra of El Paso.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white, halter style gown with iridescent appliqués with an elbow length veil. She carried a bouquet of white roses, calalillies, aster daisies and hydrangeas along with a handkerchief given by her late grandfather.
The maid of honor was Cindy Englehart of Decatur, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Alicia Vela and the bride’s cousins Alex Killen and Hannah Killen, all of Decatur.
Best man was Oscar Huerta of Decatur. Groomsmen were Junior Sierra and Hector Torres, both of Decatur.
Ringbearer was Matt Rayo, nephew of the groom and son of Javier and Stacy Rayo of Decatur.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of Decatur High School and is currently employed with Guardian Title Company. She will soon pursue a degree in court reporting.
The groom is a 2002 graduate of Decatur High School and is currently a recruit in the United States Marine Corps in San Diego, Calif. and will graduate in September.
Following a honeymoon to San Antonio, the couple will reside at the groom’s new post.
Wise County Messenger, Sept. 15, 2002

Torres, Willie - Willie and Pura Torres
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Jan. 6, 2002
Willie and Pura Torres of Bridgeport will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary Jan. 6, 2002, at 9:45 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bridgeport. A reception, hosted by their children and spouses, will immediately follow the service.
They were married Jan. 6, 1952, in Ballinger and moved to Wise County in 1973. Torres is a self-employed paint contractor. Pura is a homemaker.

Wade - Karen Ann Wolf and Kevin Wayne Wade
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 8, 2002
Karen Ann Wolf and Kevin Wayne Wade, both of Arlington, will be married June 8, 2002, at Joy Wind Ranch in Decatur. The Rev. Robert Atkinson will officiate.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Jim and Carolyn Wolf of Decatur. She earned her bachelor of science degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. She is employed as a claims supervisor with Farmers Insurance Group.
The prospective groom is the son of Fay Wade of Arlington. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington and is self-employed in the dry cleaning industry.

Waggoner - Guy L. “Ted” and Jackie Waggoner
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Nov. 8, 2002
Guy L. “Ted” and Jackie Waggoner were to celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary with a reception at their home in Boyd Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. hosted by their family.
Waggoner and the former Jackie Tinney were married Nov. 8, 1952, in Galveston and have always resided in the Boyd and Briar communities. They have three children, Guy L. Waggoner Jr. of Graham and Pamela Burch and Susan Garland, both of Boyd. They have nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Ted is a retired, self-employed automotive dealer. Jackie is retired from the Wise County Tax Office.

Washburn - Lana Kay Sharpless and Geary Steven Washburn
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 2, 2002
Lana Kay Sharpless of Runaway Bay, daughter of Mary Sharpless of Decatur and the late Clyde Sharpless Sr., will marry Geary Steven Washburn of Runaway Bay, son of Geary and Linda Washburn of Decatur, June 2, 2002, at The Club at Runaway Bay.
The bride-elect is employed at The Club at Runaway Bay, and the prospective groom works at James Wood Motors in new car sales.

Washburn(2) - Mrs. Geary Steven Washburn
formerly Lana Kay Sharpless Marriage vows exchanged June 2, 2002
Lana Kay Sharpless and Geary Steven Washburn, both of Runaway Bay, were married June 2, 2002, in a garden wedding at The Club at Runaway Bay. The Rev. J.D. Coffman of Chico officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mary Sharpless of Decatur and the late Clyde Sharpless. The groom is the son of Geary and Linda Washburn of Decatur.
Escorted by the groom, the bride wore a full-length Scott McLintock gown. The halter-style scalloped bodice was embroidered with a small floral lace design. The bride’s mother accented each flower with a hand sewn seed pearl.
The bride’s matron of honor was Janice Shellon Reaves, sister of the bride of Decatur. The bridesmatron was Kendell Christensen, also of Decatur.
The father of the groom was the best man. Lance A. Washburn, brother of the groom, was the groomsman.
Terry Shelton, nephew to the bride, was the usher.
Andy Crook was guest book attendant.
A reception followed at The Club. The groom’s family hosted the wedding rehearsal dinner at The Club.
The bride is a graduate of Keller High School. She is employed by The Club at Runaway Bay.
The groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and attended Tarrant County College. He is employed by James Wood in new car sales.
Following a honeymoon cruise to the Bahamas and Key West, Fla., the couple resides in Runaway Bay.

Watson, Barry - Polly Maynard and Barry Watson
Marriage vows to be exchanged in September
Polly Maynard, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Judson Maynard of Denton, will marry Barry Watson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Watson of Decatur. A September wedding is planned.
The bride-elect is a graduate of The University of North Texas and is the director of the Denton Childbloom Guitar Program.
The prospective groom is a graduate of the University of Texas and is vice president of production for Funimation Productions, Ltd.

Watson, John - Paisli Amberlynn Golden and John Alvin Watson
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 10, 2002
Paisli Amberlynn Golden, daughter of Chris and Sharon Tillery of Chico will marry John Alvin Watson of Roanoke, son of Rebecca and Sam Evans of Roanoke and Buddy Watson of Arlington, Aug. 10, 2002. Richard Evans of Brady, grandfather of the groom, will officiate the ceremony at the Chico First Baptist Church.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Chico High School. She will graduate from North Central Texas College’s nursing program in May.
The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Northwest High School and is employed by DFW Truck and Trailer.

Watts - Wayne and Jean Watts
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Dec. 21, 2002
Wayne and Jean Watts of Paradise celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary at the home of Pete and Ginny Peleberg Saturday, Dec. 14.
Watts married the former Jean Copas in Clovis, N.M., Dec. 21, 1952. They have a daughter, Beverly Lawrence of Bridgeport, and one grandchild, Sandy Robins of Plano.
Wayne retired as a tech sergeant after serving 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. He is a former commander of the American Legion and is a member of the VFW. He flew for Air America and was a partner in Wise Flying Service from 1988 until 1999. He currently owns and operates Wayne’s Aircraft Service at the Decatur Airport.
Jean worked with family services while Wayne was in the military. She is a former vice president for the American Legion Auxiliary. She is also a former Decatur Airport manager. She retired from Wise Flying Service and is currently employed by PVP Building Systems.
They attend of Grace Baptist Church.
Wise County Messenger, Dec. 22, 2002

Weathers, Kenton - Angie Kennedy and Kenton Weathers
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 5, 2002
Angie Renee Kennedy of Denton, daughter of Kathy Perkins of Decatur, will marry Kenton Wolf Weathers of Denton, son of Joy Christian of Sanger and Don Gay of Justin, Oct. 5, 2002, in Denton. The Rev. Steve Davis will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1993 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed with Simpson and Boyd law firm.
The prospective groom is a 1986 graduate of Sanger High School and is employed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region VI.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 25, 2002

Weathers, Kenton(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Kenton Weathers
bride formerly Angie Renee Kennedy Marriage vows exchanged October 5, 2002
Angie Renee Kennedy of Decatur, daughter of Kathy Perkins of Decatur, and Kenton Wolf Weathers of Decatur, son of Joy Christian of Sanger and Don Gay of Justin, were married Oct. 5, 2002, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Denton. The Rev. Steve Davis officiated the double ring ceremony.
Escorted by Mike Simpson of Bridgeport, the bride wore an ivory satin and organza mermaid style sleeveless gown with a chapel length train. The gown had crystal and pearl beading on the bodice and hemline of the skirt. She wore an ivory comb covered in satin and chiffon flowers and leaves accented with pearls. She carried a cascade bouquet of mixed red and yellow roses.
The matron of honor was Kayla McComis of Bridgeport. Bridesmaids were Stacy McNeely of Roanoke and Penny Ward of Bridgeport. The honor attendants wore wine-colored satin and organza dresses with an empire waist and cap sleeves. The bodice was adorned with embroidery.
The flower girl was Savannah Robinson, and the ringbearer was Zachary Robinson, both children of Tony and Melissa Robinson of Lake Dallas.
The best man was Kevin Bridges of Little Elm. Groomsmen were Brent Gay of Sanger, brother of the groom, and Doug Davis of Sanger, brother-in-law of the groom. The usher was Yancy Ward of Bridgeport, son of bridesmaid Penny Ward.
The guestbook attendants were Leanna Russell of Arlington and Tracie Bourne of Bridgeport.
The organist was Jung Won Kim.
A reception followed at the Denton Country Club.
The bride is a 1993 graduate of Decatur High School and is currently employed by Simpson and Boyd Law Firm.
The groom is a 1986 graduate of Sanger High School and is currently employed with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region VI.
Following a wedding trip to Honolulu, the couple reside in Denton.

Weathers, Matthew - Rhonda Dawn Wilson and Matthew Alexander Weathers
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 18, 2002
Rhonda Dawn Wilson of Slidell, daughter of Irene Wilson of Slidell and David Wilson of Greenwood, will marry Matthew Alexander Weathers of Slidell, son of Nancy Rogers of Anadarko, Okla. and Larry Weathers of Cyril, Okla., May 18, 2002. The Rev. Eric Spano of the First Baptist Church in Slidell will officiate the ceremony at the First Baptist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect received an associates degree from Paris Junior College and a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Texas Woman’s University in 1998. She is employed by Wise Regional Health System as an exercise specialist and coordinator of special populations.
The prospective groom graduated magna cum laude from Cameron University in Lawton, Okla. in July 2000, with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry. He is pursuing a master of arts in Christian education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He is the youth pastor at the First Baptist Church in Slidell.

Weiss - M.E. ‘Doc’ and Beth Weiss
55th Wedding Anniversary July 12, 1947
M.E. “Doc” and Beth Weiss celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary July 12. Weiss and the former Beth Granner married in Charles City, Iowa on July 12, 1947. He was employed as a district sales manager by Salsbury Laboratories.
The couple later relocated to Haltom City and in 1967, Weiss became partner in Wooten-Weiss Oldsmobile, Buick and Pontiac automobile dealership in Decatur. In 1969, the couple purchased Five Points Liquor Store in Saginaw which they operated until their retirement in 1997.
The couple have a son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Carolyn Weiss of Plano and two grandchildren and a daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Jim Peek of Rhome and two grandchildren. A second son, Brian, died in 1989.

White - Mr. and Mrs. Andrew White
Marriage vows exchanged July 20, 2002
Autum Pylant and Andrew White were married July 20, 2002, in Albany, New York.
The bride is the daughter of Carla Fielder of North Brunswick, N.J. and the late Steven Pylant of Alvord. She is the granddaughter of Nell and Doug Pylant of Alvord and has a daughter Summer, 3.
The groom is the son of Sylvia Brodock of Wynantskill, N.Y. and Harley White of Goose Creek, South Carolina. The groom has a daughter, Meagen, 6.
The family resides on Terceira Island, off the coast of Portugal where the bride is an Air Force broadcaster.
Wise County Messenger, Aug. 25, 2002

Whited - Heather Lynette Neighbors and Jonathan Daniel Whited
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 16, 2002
Heather Lynette Neighbors, daughter of Jerry and Janie Neighbors of Valley View will marry Jonathan Daniel Whited, son of Danny and Peggy Whited of Mountain Springs March, 16, 2002. The Rev. Jack Crockett, assisted by the Rev. Charles Carter will officiate the ceremony at the First Baptist Church of Sanger.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Valley View High School. She is a junior at Texas Woman’s University, attending the Parkland campus and pursuing a bachelor of science degree in nursing. Her mother is head of the Weatherford College Decatur Education Center.
The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Valley View High School. He attends Weatherford College Education Center in Decatur, majoring in paramedicine and emergency medical technology.
The couple attends Harvey Street Baptist Church in Gainesville. They will live in Los Colinas.

Whited(2) - Mrs. Jonathan Daniel Whited
formerly Heather Lynette Neighbors; Marriage vows exchanged March 16, 2002
Heather Lynette Neighbors and Jonathan Daniel Whited were married March 16, 2002, at the First Baptist Church in Sanger.
The Rev. Jack Crockett, assisted by Rev. Charles Carter officiated the double-ring ceremony.
Parents of the bride are Jerry and Janie Neighbors of Valley View. Parents of the groom are Danny and Peggy Whited of Mountain Springs.
The bride wore a white gown. The bodice was covered with pearls and beads, the full skirt featured lace insets with pearls at the hemline and continued around the chapel-length train. The finger-tip veil featured a pearl and rhinestone tiara. She carried a cascading bouquet of fresh lavender roses atop a white Bible.
Matron of Honor was Tamara Neighbors Blythe of Gainesville, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Valorie Spragg of Gainesville, Lisa York of Valley View and Kell yWhited of Denton, sister-in-law of the groom. They wore a black taffeta two-piece ensemble. The strapless bodice featured a mock sarong drape accented with rhinestone buttons and floor-length full skirts. They carried fresh long-stemmed lavender roses tied with silver ribbon.
Best man was Christopher Whited of Denton, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Dean Champion of Burns City, Chris Marmaduke of Valley View and Andrew Neighbors of Valley View, brother of the bride.
The flower girl was Elayna Blythe of Gainesville, niece of the bride. She wore a white floor-length dress with a sleeveless bodice covered with pearls and ribbon.
The ring bearer was Lane York of Valley View. He carried a satin diamond shaped pillow with pearl and ribbon trim created by the bride’s grandmother, Louise Gillum.
Candlelighters were Tiffany Peters and Lori White, both of Valley View, Michael Whited of Mountain Springs, brother of the groom and Justin Mihalyi of Mesquite, cousin of the groom.
Ushers were Jimmy Gillum of Sanger, uncle of the bride, Bradley T. Schafer of Lewisville, cousin of the bride, Clint Blythe of Gainesville, brother-in-law of the bride and Paul Picciano of Mesquite, cousin of the groom.
Organist was Sherry Muir of Sanger. Soloists were Jerry Neighbors, father of the bride and Tamara Blythe, sister of the bride.
Guest book attendants were Melissa White of Valley View, Meghan Spragg of Gainesville and Jamie Carter of Corsicana.
The church featured a candle arch, flanked by two heart-shaped votive candleabra and two candleabra trees. Ficus trees and ivy plants were trimmed in lavender and silver bows. Fresh lavender colored flowers with baby’s breath and greenery accented the candleabras. The unity candle was created by Mary Belle Sims and featured the couple’s wedding invitation.
Reception hostesses were Linda Schafer and Susan Morrison, aunts of the bride, Cindy White and Vonnie Crockett. Reception assistants were the ladies of Harvey Street Baptist Church.
The bride’s table featured a four-tier cake atop a fountain, baked and decorated by the bride’s mother. The groom’s table featured four cakes resembling dominoes, baked and decorated by Ovella Baldwin.
A pictoral collage set to music included “Butterfly Kisses” sung by Jerry Neighbors, the bride’s father; “Mother’s Song” sung by Peggy Whited, the groom’s mother and “I Could Not Ask For More” sung by Tamara Blythe, the bride’s sister.
A house party was hosted by Lori Mowl, Staci Morrison, Lori Bailey, DeAndra Wilson, Darlene Doremus, Diane Mihalyi, Marsha Picciano and Earline Cherry.
Grandparents are C.W. and Louise Gillum of Valley View, Donal and Marie Neighbors of Slidell, John and Elinor Kitchell of The Colony and Elton and Juanita Whited of Mountain Springs. Great-grandmother of the bride is Clara Doyle of Slidell.
Following a wedding trip to Breckenridge, Colo., the couple resides in Las Colinas.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Valley View High School. She is a junior at Texas Woman’s University Parkland Campus pursuing a bachelor of science degree in nursing.
The groom is a 1999 graduate of Valley View High School. He attends the Weatherford College Education Center at Decatur majoring in Emergency Medical Technology.

Wicker - Curren Ivy Garrison and Kyle Brandt Wicker
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 20, 2002
Curren Ivy Garrison, daughter of Richard and DeLona Garrison and Kyle and DeDe Badger, all of Decatur, will marry Kyle Brandt Wicker, son of Ron and Janis Wicker of Hurst, April 20, 2002. The Rev. Joe McKinney of Denver, Colo. will officiate the ceremony at the First Baptist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Billy and Barbara Garrison, Richard and Delois Ivy and Eddie Lee and Bobbie Badger, all of Decatur.
She is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School and a December 2001 graduate of Midwestern State University with a bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary studies.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Edna Wicker of North Richland Hills and Dean and Posey Clintsman of Gainesville.
He is a 1997 graduate of Richland High School and a December 2001 graduate of Midwestern State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He was a punter for the Midwestern State football team.

Wicker(2) - Mrs. Kyle Brandt Wicker
formerly Curren Ivy Garrison Marriage vows exchanged April 20, 2002
Curren Ivy Garrison of Decatur and Kyle Brandt Wicker of Hurst were married April 20, 2002, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur with Joe McKinney of Denver, Colo. officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Richard and DeLona Garrison of Decatur. The groom is the son of Ron and Janis Wicker of Hurst.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white spaghetti strap ball gown designed by Nancy Issler. It was made of imported silk satin and had a dropped waist. The box-pleated skirt flowed into a chapel-length train. Floral embroidered organza enhanced with silver thread accented a bustle, formed a band at the hem of the gown and a band further embellished with crystal and silver beads at the bodice. The back of the bodice featured tiny satin covered buttons. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of pink tulips and viburnum.
The maid of honor was Ryan Garrison, sister of the bride, of Decatur who wore a strapless plaid dress by Dessy. Bridesmatron was Rachel Flake of Alvord and bridesmaids were Stephanie Buckler of Decatur, Jessica Goodwyn of Decatur, Whitney Brown of Decatur and Brandi Wicker, sister of the groom, of Hurst. The attendants wore pink, two-piece dresses and they each carried a hand-tied bouquet of various shades of pink tulips and viburnum.
Flower girls were Claire Goodwyn of Decatur, McKenna Flake of Decatur and Camden Garrison, daughter of the bride.
David McKinney of Yukon, Okla., and Trey Dorman of St. Louis, Mo., were best men. Groomsmen were Matt Hagan of North Richland Hills, Cory Vogel of LaVernia, Chuck Brookins of Wichita Falls and Bryan Wicker, brother of the groom, of Hurst. The ring-bearer was Aaron Wicker, nephew of the groom. The ushers were Jordan Cox, cousin of the groom; Rick Ivy, uncle of the bride; Kyle Wicker, uncle of the groom; John DeSantiago and Mike Ortman.
Contributing to the ceremony were Whitney Goodwyn, guest book attendant, of Decatur; John Elliott, keyboardist and soloist of Decatur; Shelby Ivy, aunt of the bride, soloist, of Decatur and Alicia Mitchell, soloist, of Decatur.
A reception followed the ceremony at the Decatur Civic Center given by the bride’s parents. Servers were Jessica Williams, Amy Low, Susan Low, Lana Fennell and Marci Matthews, cousin of the groom.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2001 graduate of Midwestern State University where she received a degree in interdisciplinary studies. She is currently employed with the Decatur school district.
The groom is a 1997 graduate of Richland High School and a 2001 graduate of Midwestern State University where he received a degree in business. He is the finance manager for Don Davis Auto Group.
Following a honeymoon to Las Vegas, the couple will reside in Decatur.

Wilcoxen - Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Wilcoxen
Marriage vows exchanged April 27, 2002
Crystal Ramsey of Runaway Bay, daughter of Richard Ramsey and Florence Lewis of Newark and Matthew Wilcoxen of Runaway Bay, son of Walter Wilcoxen of Gainesville and Anne Wilcoxen of Fort Worth were married April 27, 2002, at the Decatur Civic Center. Gary Smith of Bay Chapel officiated the ceremony.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory gown adorned with pearls and a pearl crown. She carried a bouquet of Spring flowers.
Maid of honor was Angie Lewis, sister of the bride. She wore a navy dress and carried a bouquet of Spring flowers.
Flower girl was Venessa Miler, niece of the bride and daughter of Darrow Walker and Angie Lewis of North Richland Hills.
Candlelighters were Anne Wilcoxen, mother of the groom and Florence Lewis, mother of the bride.
Ringbearer was Devon Walker, nephew of the bride and son of Darrow Walker and Angie Lewis of North Richland Hills.
Best man was Walter Wilcoxen, father of the groom. Groomsman was Justin Newman, nephew of the bride, of Newark.
A reception, given by the bride and groom’s families was held at the Decatur Civic Center.
Following a western Carribean cruise, the couple live in Runaway Bay.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Living Heritage Academy. She attended Tarrant County Community College and is attending Weatherford College, majoring in Child Development. She is employed at Head Start in Decatur.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of Bridgeport High School. He attended North Central Texas College and is employed by Hanson Aggregates.

Wilkins - Dan and Mary C. Wilkins
Fiftieth wedding anniversary June 1, 2002
Dan and Mary C. Wilkins of Chico celebrated their fiftieth anniversary June 1, 2002. Dan and Mary were married June 1, 1952, at the Redbud Baptist Church in the Redbud community north of Chico.
They have four children, Alice Garcia and husband Peter of Austin; Dan Wilkins Jr. and wife Donna of Austin; Beverly Johnson and husband Greg of Shawnee, Kan.; and Stacy Wilkins of Austin. They have 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Dan is a member of the Bowie Masonic Lodge 578 and OES Bowie.
Mary is a member of the Chico OES, and they are both Baptists.
Dan retired in 1986 as a terminal manager and agent for Morgan Express Agency in Fort Worth, and Mary retired in 1994 from the office of Park Haven in Bridgeport.
The couple was to be honored with a family celebration hosted by their children later this month in Austin.

Williams - Tommy and Virginia Williams
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Oct. 29, 2001
Tommy and Virginia Williams of Decatur celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary Nov. 1, 2001, with a dinner, hosted by their children, at Western Sizzlin in Decatur.
Williams and the former Virginia Starnes were married Oct. 29, 1951, at Corinth Baptist Church in Decatur.
They have three children, Randy and Pam Williams of Bridgeport and Shrea and Donald Chapman and Carey Williams, all of Decatur. They have six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He is retired from Mrs. Baird’s and owns and operates Tom’s Pool Service in Decatur.
She is a housewife.
They are both members of the First Baptist Church in Decatur.

Wood, Terry - Amber Leigh Davidson and Terry Kenton Wood
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 25, 2002
Amber Leigh Davidson of Decatur will marry Terry Kenton Wood of North Richland Hills May 25, 2002, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Jay Davidson of Decatur.
The prospective groom is the son of Jane Rose of Colleyville and Mr. and Mrs. Terry Wood of Decatur. He is the grandson of Mrs. Joy Winder of Decatur and Mrs. Bennie Wayne Wood of Haltom City.
The bride-elect is a 1993 graduate of Decatur High School and a 1997 graduate of Baylor Univversity with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She is a R.N. in the medical-surgical ICU at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom is a 1989 graduate of Grapevine High School and attended the University of Texas at Austin. He operates Terry’s Motors in Fort Worth.

Wood, Terry(2) - Mrs. Terry Wood
formerly Amber Leigh Davidson Marriage vows exchanged May. 25, 2002
Amber Leigh Davidson and Terry Kenton Wood were married May 25, 2002, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Bob Towell Sr. of Colleyville, and family friend of the groom, officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jay and Marla Davidson of Decatur. The groom is the son of Terry and Patricia Wood of Decatur and Jane Rose of Colleyville.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory satin, strapless gown with an English net overlay that featured imported lace appliques, accented by sequins, seed pearls and crystals. She wore a long-sleeved English net and lace bolero over the gown, and the detachable, satin, chapel-length train with lace appliques finished in a scalloped lace border.
The triple-layer cathedral-length veil of imported illusion sparkled with crystals and fell from a tiara of silver, crystal and pearls.
The bride’s free-form bouquet was designed with white lilies, roses, hydrangeas and cala lilies.
The bride’s matron of honor was Mandy Welch of San Antonio and her maid of honor was Ashlee Davidson, sister of the bride, of Lubbock. Bridesmatrons were Paige Winder of Decatur, Lynette Erwin of Krum, Amy Smith of Waco, Amy Frieirmuth of San Antonio, Tina Joslin of Trophy Club and Lesli Higginbotham of Houston. The bridal party wore scarlet satin strapless gowns and carried bouquets of bright flowers tied in satin ribbon.
Junior attendants were Alison Wood of Runaway Bay and Tiffany Garrett of Decatur.
Flower girl was Emily Boyd, daughter of Derrick and Cheri Boyd of Decatur and the ringbearer was Erik Elder, son of Jeff and Kasi Elder of Decatur.
Best man was Steve Joslin of Trophy Club. Groomsmen were Derrick Boyd of Decatur, Sean Kerr of Keller, Greg Rascoe of Houston, Joel Hays of Denton and Jason Albrecht of Dallas.
Ushers were Todd McCormick and Brad McCormick of Paradise, Chad Prestwood of Mineral Wells, Brad Davidson of Byers, Chad Kerr of Hurst, Brett Kerr of Hurst and Anital Zayas of Bedford.
Music was provided by Kevin Moore of Decatur, trumpet; John Elliot of Decatur, piano; and Jolene Jackson of White Chapel, soloist.
Registry and door attendants were Meradith Culpepper of Decatur, Danielle Scroggins of Flower Mound, Lindsay Bond of Decatur and Shelly Laaser of Bryan.
A reception followed the ceremony at the Westin Beechwood Hotel in Fort Worth. The groom’s family hosted a rehearsal dinner at The Club at Runaway Bay.
The bride is a 1993 graduate of Decatur High School and 1997 graduate of Baylor University. She is a registered nurse in the intensive care unit at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.
The groom is a 1989 graduate of Grapevine High School and attended the University of Texas in Austin. He operates Terry’s Motors in Fort Worth.
Following a honeymoon to San Francisco and Napa Valley, the couple reside in North Richland Hills.

Wood, Winston - Tria Ellen Airheart and Winston Clark Wood
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 30, 2002
Tria Ellen Airheart and Winston Clark Wood, both of Houston, will be married March 30, 2002, at the Burkeshire Plantation in Conroe.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Ken and Gigi Airheart of Edna. The prospective groom is the son of Donald and Christine Wood of Bridgeport. Grandparents are L.H. and Doris Wood of Balsora, Kornelia Waninger of Bernstein, Austria and Rosemary Airheart of San Antonio.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Edna High School and Texas A&M University, where she earned her bachelor of arts and masters degrees in English. She is employed by Hewitt Associates, LLC in the Woodlands as an instructional designer. She volunteers as a programs coordinator for stagewright, inc., a Houston-based nonprofit organization.
The prospective groom is a graduate of the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science in Denton. He received his bachelor of science degree in agricultural engineering from Texas A&M University. He is employed by Sage Environmental Consulting as an environmental engineer.

Wood, Winston(2) - Mrs. Winston Wood
formerly Tria Airheart; Marriage vows exchanged March 30, 2002
Tria Airheart and Winston Wood were married March 30, 2002, at Burkeshire Plantation in Conroe. The Rev. Bob Sneed officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Airheart of Edna. She is the granddaughter of Rosemary Airheart and the late Burton Airheart of San Antonio and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Hayes of Booneville, Ark.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wood of Bridgeport. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Wood of Bridgeport and Kornelia Waninger and the late Anton Waninger of Bernstein, Austria.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a gown of pale blue satin. The gown featured a strapless bodice embellished with intricate silver and white embroidery and Swarovski crystals. The full skirt parted in front to reveal an underskirt lavishly decorated with flourishes of embroidery and crystals, which also circled the hem and adorned the chapel-length train. She wore a tiara of crystals and pearls.
She carried a bouquet of pink and white roses, ranunculus and orchids hand tied with silk ribbon.
The bride’s honor attendants were Thomas Huggins Dees of Chicago, Ill., and Nels Highberg of Columbus, Ohio. Bridesmaids were Rachel Foyt of Los Angeles, Calif, Jolinda Ramsey of San Antonio and Annabelle Rosa of Corpus Christi.
Best man was Brad Caldwell of Austin. Also attending the groom was Casey Luckett of Mesquite. Groomsmen were Derek Worlow of Bridgeport, T.J. Weatherly of Ennis, cousin of the groom and Spencer Airheart of Edna, brother of the bride.
The bridesmaids and the groom’s female attendant wore two-piece gowns of navy blue iridescent taffeta. Each chose a different style of top paired with a floor-length skirt and carried a hand tied bouquet of pink, fuchsia and coral roses and ranunculus.
Music was provided by harpist Laura Witt. Katrina Baecht of Houston read an excerpt from the Walt Whitman poem “Song of the Open Road.”
A reception followed the ceremony with music provided by the Jazzright jazz quartet.
A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents at Cavatore Italian Restaurant in Houston.
The bride is a 1988 graduate of Edna High School. She received a bachelor of arts degree in English from Texas A&M University in 1992 and a master of arts degree in English from A&M in 1997. She is an an instructional designer with Hewitt Associates LLC in the Woodlands and performs with an improvisational comedy troupe, Halley’s Comic, in Houston.
The groom is a 1996 graduate of the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science in Denton and a 1999 graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in agricultural engineering with an emphasis on environmental and natural resources. He is an environmental engineer with Sage Environmental Consulting in Houston.
Following a wedding trip to Costa Rica, the couple reside in Houston.

Woods - Mr. and Mrs. Tim Britton Woods
Marriage vows exchanged Feb. 14, 2002
D’Layna Danyelle Sheppard of Springtown and Tim Britton Woods of Boyd were married Feb. 14, 2002, at the home of Tim and Betty Woods in Chico. Jason Ewing officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Joe and Ann Gardner of Chico. The groom is the son of Tim and Betty Woods of Chico and Jake and Jody Murphy of Jacksboro.
The bride was escorted by her sons, Sam and Will Sheppard, both of Springtown.
Matron of honor was Alison Read of Chico, the bride’s sister.
Best men were Seth and Garrett Woods, sons of the groom of Chico.
A reception followed at the home of Tim and Betty Woods, the groom’s parents.
Following a wedding trip to Fort Worth, the couple live in Springtown.
The bride is a 1986 graduate of Chico High School and is employed at the Wise County Auto Registration office.
The groom is a 1985 graduate of Chico High School and is employed by Summitt Metals Corp.

Wykrent - Beth Ann Manoushagian and Damon Joseph Wykrent
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 6, 2002
Beth Ann Manoushagian, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Manoushagian of Bedford will marry Damon Joseph Wykrent, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wykrent of Flower Mound, July 6, 2002, at the Historic YWCA in downtown Fort Worth.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Manoushagian and Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Bordner, all of Bridgeport. She received a bachelor of science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University. She was a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in Education. She is employed by Lewisville ISD.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Mackey Bojarski of Dearborn, Mich. He is also a graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor of science degree in Economics. He was a member of Liberal Arts Student Council. He is a comprehensive financial planner with Carter Financial Management in Flower Mound.

Wykrent(2) - Mrs. Damon Wykrent
formely Beth Ann Manoushagian Marriage vows exchanged July 6, 2002
Beth Ann Manoushagian and Damon Joseph Wykrent were married July 6, 2002, at the historical YWCA building in downtown Fort Worth. The Rev. Paul Sackett of the First United Methodist Church of Lewisville officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Manoushagian of Bedford. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Manoushagian and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bordner, all of Bridgeport. She is also the great-granddaugther of Leta Holt of Bridgeport.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wykrent of Flower Mound, and he’s the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Mackey Bojarski of Dearborn, Mich.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a two-piece gown made of satin and chiffon.
The bodice was accented with seed pearls and laced in the back.
The bride’s maid of honor was Alanna Mercy of Paris. Bridesmaids were Maggie Moore of Waxahachie, Sarah Pomaro of Grapevine and Amy Wilkinson and Kristen Wilkinson, both of Libertyville, Ill.
Best man was Ryan Wykrent of Cedar Park. Groomsmen were Jason Love of Flower Mound, Andy Manoushagian of Bedford, Carlos Fernandez of San Antonio and Chad Bell of Flower Mound.
The house party included Brooke Atcheson of Carrollton and Dana Manoushagian and Madison Manoushagian, both of Bridgeport.
The bride is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received a bachelor of science degree in education. She is employed with the Lewisville ISD.
The groom is also a graduate of Texas A&M University where he received a bachelor of science degree in economics. He is a comprehensive financial planner with Carter Financial Management in Flower Mound.
Following a honeymoon to St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, the couple reside in Highland Village.

York - Rhoda Elisabeth McClung and Barron Lynn York
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 16, 2002
Rhoda Elisabeth McClung, daughter of Mark and René McClung of Azle will marry Barron Lynn York, son of Terry and Betty York Grozier of Springtown, March 16, 2002. The Rev. Bill Fitch will officiate the ceremony at Hilltop Assembly of God Church in Boyd.
The bride-elect was home schooled and is a 2001 graduate. She is employed at Wal-Mart in Decatur.
The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Springtown High School. He is serving in the United States Marine Corps and is stationed in North Carolina.

Zaayer - Leah Ann Kinney and Michael Joseph Zaayer
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 25, 2002
Leah Ann Kinney of Weatherford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Kinney of Weatherford, will marry Michael Joseph Zaayer of Decatur, son of Erva Zaayer of Decatur and the late Robert William Zaayer, May 25, 2002, at Williams Rd. Baptist Church in Fort Worth.
The Rev. Jerry Miller of Decatur will officiate.
The bride-elect earned a Bachelor of Science and Home Economics degree from the University of North Texas.
She is a designer for Ethan Allen Home Interiors in Hurst.
The prospective groom graduated from Westerville North High School in Westerville, Ohio.

Zaayer(2) - Mrs. Michael Joseph Zaayer
formerly Leah Ann Kinney Marriage vows exchanged May 25, 2002
Leah Ann Kinney and Michael Joseph Zaayer were married May 25, 2002, at Williams Road Baptist Church in Fort Worth. The Rev. Jerry Miller of Decatur officiated the single ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Kinney of Weatherford. The groom is the son of Mrs. Erva Zaayer of Decatur and the late Robert William Zaayer.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a gown of ivory raw silk with a fitted beaded-lace appliquéd bodice and off the shoulder neckline. The full-length gown flowed into a chapel length train with a scalloped lace appliquéd beaded hem. Her two tiered veil edged with tiny pearls cascaded to chapel-length from an Austrian crystal tiara and beaded headpiece.
She carried a hand-tied, round colonial style bouquet accented with fresh ivory and bright-colored flowers and greenery.
The bride’s honor attendants were her sisters, Jill Childs of Fort Worth and Dana Kelley of Weatherford. Bridesmaids were Rayetta Bramlett of Rhome and Erin Kelley, niece of the bride, of Weatherford.
Best man was Robert Zaayer, brother of the groom, of Stoutsville, Ohio. Groomsmen were Matt Zaayer, brother of the groom, of Decatur; Randy Bramlett of Decatur and Blake Childs, nephew of the bride, of Fort Worth. Ushers were Derek Childs of Fort Worth, Chase Kelley of Weatherford and Adam Zaayer and Ethan Zaayer, both of Arlington.
A reception followed in the church fellowship hall.
The bride is 1987 graduate of the University of North Texas, earning a bachelor of science degree in home economics. She works for Ethan Allen Home Interiors.
The groom is a 1981 graduate of Westerville North High School in Westerville, Ohio. He works for American Airlines.
Following a wedding trip to Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, the couple will reside in Decatur.