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Ard - Mr. and Mrs. Martin Edward Ard
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 6, 2003
Tiffany Gayle Morris of Chico and Martin Edward Ard of Alvarado were married Sept. 6, 2003, at Central Baptist Church in Chico. Dr. Jerry Stout officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Wayne and Trena Morris of Chico. The groom is the son of Howard and Margaret Ard of Grandview.
Honor attendants were Kristin Morris of Chico, sister of the bride, and Dusty Peters of Crafton.
The best men were Darrin Ard of Gail, brother of the groom, and Curtis Skiles of Cleburne.
A reception dinner was held after the ceremony.
The groom is employed at Harris Medical Lab in Fort Worth.
The couple lives in Alvarado.

Askey - Bob and Nelda Askey
Fiftheith wedding anniversary Dec. 21, 2003
Bob and Nelda Askey of Dalhart will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Family Life Center of the First Baptist Church in Decatur.
The reception is hosted by their son, Paul Askey of Decatur.
Bob Askey and the former Nelda Odom were married Dec. 20, 1953, in the First Baptist Church in Decatur. They are retired teachers and have lived in Dalhart for 45 years.
Family and friends are invited to the reception. No gifts are requested.
Published Sunday, December 14, 2003

Baker - Karol Lee Wood and James Marcus Baker
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 28, 2003
Karol Lee Wood of Paradise, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Stokes, will marry James Marcus Baker of Paradise, son of Donnie and Linda Baker of Big Spring, on June 28, 2003, at Cottondate Baptist Church.
The bride-elect is employed by Flower Mound Orthodontics in Flower Mound. Baker is employed by Elliott Electric Supply in Bridgeport.
Sunday, June 1, 2003

Bates - Kate Weaver and Chris Bates
Marriage vows to be exchanged Jan. 24, 2004
Kate Weaver, daughter of Stephanie Elkin of Burke, Va., and Kevin Weaver of Seattle, Wash., will marry Chris Bates, son of the Rev. Allen and Velda Bates of Decatur, on Jan. 24, 2004, at Victory Family Church in Decatur.

Bates - Stephanie Ann Lee and Robert David Bates
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 20, 2003
Stephanie Ann Lee of Decatur, daughter of Dennis and Sonia Lee of Decatur, will marry Robert David Bates of Greenfield, Ind., son of David and Krista Bates of Greenfield, on Dec. 20, 2003, at the Decatur Church of Christ. Robert Isham will officiate.
A 2001 graduate of Decatur High School, the bride-elect attends Harding University in Searcy, Ark., and plans to graduate in 2005 with a degree in computer science and business.
The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Lancaster High School in Lancaster, Ohio, and attends Harding University. He plans to graduate in 2005 with a business degree.

Benedick - George and Darlene Benedick
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Dec. 27, 2003
George and Darlene Benedick of Decatur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception given by their children at the Decatur Civic Center from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003.
Their children are: Ben and Shelly Benedick of Portland, Ore.; Rich and Becky Vega of Rawlins, Wyo.; Bill and Susie Benedick of Decatur; and Chad and Bridget Carstens of Bridgeport.
George and Darlene Benedick were married on Dec. 27, 1953, in Hoisington, Kan. He is a retired chemical engineer. She is a homemaker.
Family and friends are invited to the reception.
Published Sunday, December 21, 2003

Black - Mr. and Mrs. Michael Black
Marriage vows exchanged Dec. 14, 2002
Brittani Dawn Winters of Decatur and Michael Jacob Black of Arlington were married Dec. 14, 2002, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Tim Staub officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Michael and Tamie Winters of Decatur.
The groom is the son of William and Lillian Black of Georgetown.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a princess-style, white satin gown with pearl and crystal accents and a cathedral length train. She wore a tiara with a cathedral length veil, and she carried a bouquet of white and deep red roses accented with gold trim.
Maid of honor was Tiffani Winters of Decatur, sister of the bride, and bridesmaid was Kasi Cobb of Denton, cousin of the bride.
Best man was David Black of Georgetown, brother of the groom, and groomsman was Coby Cobb of Justin, cousin of the bride. Ushers were Jeffrey Black of Georgetown, brother of the groom, and Coby Cobb.
The guest book attendants were Jennifer Spain and Bethany Staub of Decatur
Coby Cobb provided special music, and the organist was Tonya Hale, great-aunt of the bride. A reception was held in the church fellowship hall.
After a short honeymoon trip, the couple reside in Arlington.

Bowling - Mr. and Mrs. Rickey Scott Bowling
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 30, 2003
Shelby Lynn House and Rickey Scott Bowling were married in a double ring ceremony on Aug. 30, 2003 at 3 p.m. at the Botanical Gardens in Fort Worth. Chris Contakos, uncle of the groom, officiated. The couple celebrated afterward with family at Pappasito’s restaurant.
The bride is the daughter of Richard and Vicki House of Hurst.
The groom is the son of Rickey D. and Helen Bowling of Decatur.
The bride wore her grandmother’s diamond watch and carried her bouquet on her mother’s Bible and a blue handkerchief belonging to the groom’s grandmother. The bride’s attendant was the groom’s daughter, Savannah Bowling.
A wedding trip to Cancun will be planned latter.
The couple will reside in Decatur.
The bride is a 1993 graduate of L.D. Bell and works for English Paints.
The groom graduated from Decatur High School in 1989 and is employed by Reliable Chevrolet in Richardson.

Bowyer - Eugene and June Bowyer
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Jan. 25, 2003
Eugene and June Bowyer of Chico will be honored with a reception in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2 to 4 p.m. at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico.
Bowyer and the former June Eckert were married Jan. 25, 1953, at Peace Lutheran Church in Albert, Kan. Their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will host the reception. They invite friends but request no gifts.
Bowyer is retired from R.H. Siegfried Oil Co. in Tulsa, Okla. and works part-time for WW Design in Chico. June is retired from Chico Dry Goods and works part-time at the Old Drug Store in Chico.
They have three sons and a daughter, including Bill and Becky Bowyer and Doug and Bunny Bowyer, all of Chico; Sandra and Norman Jones of Runaway Bay and Steve Bowyer of Pasadena. The have 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Brackeen - George D. and Jeneva Brackeen
Fiftieth wedding anniversary June 13, 2003
George D. and Jeneva Brackeen of Decatur celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary June 13.
Brackeen and the former Jeneva Bramlet were married June 13, 1953 in Decatur. They have 11 children, 29 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Sunday, June 15, 2003

Bricker - Joel E. Bricker Jr. and Jennifer M. Isbell
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 10, 2003
Jennifer Isbell of Saginaw, daughter of David and Cathy Isbell of Saginaw, will marry Joel Bricker of Saginaw, son of Joel and Becky Bricker of Newark, May 10, 2003, at Grace Baptist Church in Newark.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Living Heritage Academy and is employed by American Safety Institute Inc. of Saginaw.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Boyd High School and is the owner of Bricker’s Auto in Saginaw.
Sunday, March 23, 2003

Brixey - Tommy Ralph and Annella Grace Brixey
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Feb. 21, 2003
Tommy Ralph and Annella Grace Brixey of Iowa Park will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary Feb. 22, 2003, with a reception to be hosted by their children at the First Baptist Church in Kamay at 2 p.m.
Brixey and the former Annella Grace Dunaway were married Feb. 21, 1953, at the home of Annella’s parents, J.C. and Hilda Rhine Dunaway in Decatur.
Tommy is retired after 29 years with Longhorn Trailer & Body Co. in Wichita Falls and Annella is retired after 27 years with the Wichita County Water Improvement District No. 2. They are both members of the First Baptist Church in Kamay and the Swinging Stars square dance club in Wichita Falls. Annella is involved in the Wichita Falls Area CattleWomen.
They have four children, John C. Brixey and wife Cathy of Frederick, S.D., Lee Ann Beall and husband Charles of Cedar Park, James M. Brixey and wife Debbie of Kamay and Jeryl R. Brixey and wife Kristi of Lubbock. They have 11 grandchildren.
Sunday, February 23, 2003

Brunk - Robin Lopez and David Brunk
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 25, 2003
Robin Rebecca Lopez, daughter of Miguel and Rosa Lopez of Rhome, will marry David E. Brunk, son of Clarence and Nancie Brunk of Little Elm, on Oct. 25, 2003 at Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark.
The bride-elect is employed with the student ministries at Kenneth Copeland/Eagle Mountain International Church.
The prospective groom works for the city of Lewisville and is in the Naval Reserve.

Burns - Mr. and Mrs. Damon Burns
Marriage vows exchanged April 26, 2003
Kassi Kay Richey of Bridgeport, daughter of Gary and Bobbye Richey of Bridgeport, and Damon Ashley Burns of Mena, Ark., son of Raymond and Patty Hayward of Big Fork, Ark. and Reuben Burns of Minden, La., were married April 26, 2003, in the Fuller Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. The Rev. Sonny Smith of First Baptist Church of Boyd officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the granddaughter of Doye Bohannan of Bridgeport.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an informal white satin gown with a fitted bodice, spaghetti straps and a full skirt. Embroidered flowers and crystal beads detailed the bodice. She carried a clutch style bouquet of yellow and white tulips wrapped with a handkerchief from her great-grandmother. The bride also wore her grandmother’s diamond wedding band.
The matron of honor was Kim Swann of Keller, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Laura Janese of Phoenix, Ariz., Amy Weston of Hot Springs, Ariz., Kelly Regan of Mountain Home, Ark., Heather Cross of Lindale, Liz Bashore of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Jen Soltis of Cleveland, Ohio. They wore cornflower blue floor length satin gowns and carried single yellow tulips.
The best man was Thomas Fernandez of Arkadelphia, Ark. Groomsmen were Robert O’Nale, Josh Porterfield, Nick Ward, Jake Houpt and Thomas “Hoot” Gibson, all of Arkadelphia, and Gary Richey of Denton, brother of the bride.
Flower girl was Gitte Frandsen of Copenhagen, Denmark. Ring bearers were Joey and John Michael Swann, son of David and Kim Swann and nephews of the bride.
The guest book attendant was Sarah Peters of Paris and wedding programs were distributed by Rasena Seagraves of Lubbock. Ushers were Jason Shawn of Bridgeport and Jon McCollum of Dallas. Classic baroque music was provided on trumpet by Logan Place of McKinney.
A reception followed at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. Food was provided by Charlene Reardon of Decatur. Servers were Kieron Diffenderfer, Michelle Clark, Marsha Carpenter, Rosita Seagraves and Ardath Coursey.
The couple’s honeymoon was a cruise to Mexico.
The bride was 1996 valedictorian of Bridgeport High School and received her B.B.A., cum laude, in business management from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia.
The groom graduated in 1995 from Mena High School and also attended Henderson State University, where the two met.
They will move to New Orleans, La., in August while the bride attends Tulane Law School and the groom pursues his art career.
Sunday, July 20, 2003

Burton - Elizabeth Higgins and Christopher Burton
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 21, 2003
Elizabeth Sarah Higgins, daughter of the late Janet Palmer will marry Christopher Toler Burton, son of Charles and Loraine Burton all of Decatur June 21, 2003, at First United Methodist Church, Decatur.
The bride-elect is pursuing a business degree from Weatherford College.
The prospective groom is the owner of B Bar Meat Market in Decatur.

Burton(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Toler Burton
Marriage vows exchanged June 21, 2003
Elizabeth Sarah Higgins and Christopher Toler Burton, both of Decatur, were married June 21, 2003, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. The Rev. John Taylor officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of the late Janet Palmer.
The groom is the son of Charles and Loraine Burton of Decatur.
Given away by Rodney and CeCe Lisby, the bride wore a gown of candlelight silk satin. The fitted bodice had a square neckline. The back was adorned at the waist with a pale pink bow, the slipper length skirt flowed into a chapel train.
The bride carried a bouquet of calla lilies, ranunculus, hydrangeas, bells of Ireland and astilbe.
The matrons of honor were Laurie Hodges of Decatur and Alba Jiminez-Burton of Suva, Fiji, sister-in-law of the groom. They wore champagne gowns.
Flower girls were Baylie Gilbert, daughter of Chase and Christy Gilbert of Decatur, and Bronte Rawle, daughter of Dr. Tom and Rachel Rawle of Decatur. Ringbearers were Austin and Aspen Higgins, sons of the bride.
Best man was Wade Burton, brother of the groom of Suva, Figi. Groomsman was Coy Harris of Cleburne. Ushers were Jamie Stone of Decatur, Jimmie Brown of Yukon, Okla., and Ben Hodges and Eric Gabbert, both of Decatur.
Organist was Nanci Nellis of Alvord and soloist was Martin Woodruff of Decatur.
A reception catered by Main St. Bakery of Grapevine followed the ceremony at the Decatur Civic Center.
The bride is a graduate of Decatur High School and is attending Weatherford College in Decatur.
The groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and a 1992 graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma State University. He owns B Bar Meat Market in Decatur.
Sunday, August 24, 2003

Butler - Austin Butler and Jaime Teal
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 25, 2003
Jaime Lynn Teal of Decatur, daughter of Sammy and Donna Teal of Decatur, will marry Austin Wade Butler of Rhome, son of Rip and Sonja Butler of Rhome, on October 25, 2003, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect graduated from Decatur High School in 2002. She is attending Tarrant County College - Northwest, majoring in journalism. She is employed at Memory Lane Gifts in Decatur.
The prospective groom graduated from Northwest High School in 2000. He is employed at Ace Water Wells in Decatur and is a volunteer fireman in Rhome.
Sunday, July 20, 2003

Butler - Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Butler
Marriage vows exchanged June 7, 2003
Crystal Ann Poupa of Chicago, Ill. and Timothy Shawn Butler of Bridgeport were married on June 7, 2003, at First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. The morning ceremony was on the 52nd wedding anniversary of the bride’s grandparents, Richard J. Sr. and Gladys Evelyn Poupa.
The bride is the daughter of Richard Jr. and Deborah Poupa. The groom is the son of Kathy Fay and Audie Lee Butler.
The couple live in Bridgeport.
Sunday, July 13, 2003

Cheatham - Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cheatham
Marriage vows exchanged April 25, 2003
Carolyn J. Staley of Azle and Joseph Aaron Cheatham were married April 25, 2003, at Faith Baptist Church of Decatur. The Rev. Jerry Miller officiated the ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her son, Gary Staley.
Matron of honor was Cyndi Herbig of Seattle, Wash., daughter of the bride. She was escorted by Randy Staley, son of the bride.
The best man was Bob Holiday of Decatur.
The couple reside in Decatur.
Sunday, May 4, 2003

Chisum - Nicole Ann Ferraro and Brock Anthony Chisum
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 13, 2003
Nicole Ann Ferraro of Arlington, daughter of Gary and Barbara Ferraro of Arlington, will marry Brock Anthony Chisum of Rhome, son of Kenny and Connie Chisum of Decatur, on Dec. 13, 2003, at Trinity New Life Fellowship in Arlington.

Christian - Joey and Melonie Christian
Twenty-fifth wedding anniversary Nov 18, 2003
Joey and Melonie Christian of Decatur will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Nov. 18.
Joey Christian and the former Melonie Lowery were married Nov. 18, 1978. They have three children, Ashley Chapman, Chelsey Christian and Brian Christian, all of Decatur, and one grandson, Dayne Chapman.

Cobb- Mr. and Mrs. Travis Cobb
Fiftieth wedding anniversary June 18, 2003
Mr. and Mrs. Travis Cobb of Decatur were honored on their fiftieth wedding anniversary June 18, 2003, with a dinner in the Roosevelt Room at the Runaway Bay Country Club, given by their children Randy Cobb and Tamie Winters. Attending were immediate family members. Music was provided by Jackie Boyd and Blake Boyd.
Sunday, June 22, 2003

Cole - Sterling Meador and Gavin Cole
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 20, 2003
Sterling Jan Meador of Dallas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin D. Meador of Decatur will marry Robert Gavin Cole of Dallas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Cole of Marietta, Ga. Sept. 20, 2003, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Thomas O. Brumett will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1992 graduate of Decatur High School and a 1996 graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She is a certified public accountant and is employed by D. R. Horton, Inc. in Arlington.
The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of Marist High School in Atlanta, Ga. and a 1996 graduate of Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. He is employed by Holt CAT as a governmental sales representative.
Sunday, June 29, 2003

Cole(2) - Mrs. Robert Gavin Cole
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 20, 2003
Sterling Jan Meador and Robert Gavin Cole of Dallas were married in a double ring ceremony Sept. 20, 2003, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Dr. Thomas O. Brumett officiated the afternoon ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin D. Meador of Decatur. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Gettys of Decatur. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Cole of Marietta, Ga. He is the grandson of Mrs. Marjorie Cole of Marietta.
Music was provided by Nanci Nellis, organist; Sue Harris, pianist; Dale Colgrove, trumpeter and Eryn Gettys, cousin of the bride, soloist.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a Lazaro gown of white, silk radzmire. The A-line silhouette featured a beaded bodice with thin straps, embellished with silver embroidery, bridal pearls and Austrian crystals. From the horizontal waist, the skirt fell to slipper length and into a chapel train. Tiny covered buttons and loops enhanced the center back. Her headpiece was a comb, which held two layers of silken illusion dotted with Austrian cyrstals. The longest tier extended beyond the length of the train. Her tiara and necklace were of Austrian crystal. She carried a bouquet of white calla lilies.
Matron of honor was Amanda Callinan of Austin. Bridesmaids were Kara Overton, cousin of the bride, of Decatur and Jennifer Morrow and Tami Morris-Reinmiller, both of Dallas. They wore floor-length, cranberry-colored gowns with cream-colored sashes. Twin cousins of the bride, Juliet and Olivia Welsh of Dallas were flower girls. Lea Ann Meador, sister of the bride, and Tristan Meador, niece of the bride, both of Dallas, were the candlelighters and program attendants. Shauna Tomme of Denver, Colo., cousin of the bride, registered guests.
Patrick Cole of Marietta was his brother’s best man. Groomsmen were Brian Hasenbauer and Aaron Reinmiller, both of Dallas and Jamie Jackson of Atlanta, Ga. Ushers were Chance Overton of Decatur, cousin of the bride; Andrew Rottner of Decatur; Grady Paxton III of Atlanta and Eric Koenigs of Dallas.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at their home. The bride and groom were chauffered by their fathers from the reception in a 1922 Dodge touring car.
The groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Texas Lil’s in Justin the night before the wedding.
The bride is a 1992 graduate of Decatur High School and a 1996 graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She is a Certified Public Accountant and is employed by D.R. Horton Inc. in Arlington. The groom is a 1992 graduate of Marist High School in Atlanta, Ga., and a 1996 graduate of Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. He is employed by Holt CAT of Dallas as a governmental sales representative.
Following a honeymoon in Nantucket, Mass., the couple reside in Dallas.

Crunk - Tina Massie and Randy Crunk
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 14, 2003
Tina Marie Massie, daughter of Gary and Mary Jane Massey of Chico, will marry Randy Michael Crunk, son of Randy and Cindy Crunk of Bridgeport, on Saturday, June 14, 2003.
The couple will reside in Chico.
Sunday, May 18, 2003

Culberson - Mary Ryan Nivens and Justin Ray Culberson
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 29, 2003
Mary Ryan Nivens and Justin Ray Culberson, both of Decatur, plan to marry March 29, 2003, at the Palace Chapel in Las Vegas, Nev.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Kimberly and Dwain Bates of Azle and Phillip and Vicki Nivens of Granbury.
The prospective groom is the son of Joe and Evelyn Culberson of Decatur.
Sunday, March 16, 2003

Cunnius - George and Maxine Cunnius
Seventieth wedding anniversary May 22, 2003
George and Maxine Cunnius of Decatur celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 24, 2003, at their home. They were joined by their children, Tommy Cunnius, Jimmy Cunnius and Beth Rawle, all of Decatur, their seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and other family members and friends.
Cunnius and the former Maxine Longmire were married May 22, 1933, in Merrietta, Okla. They moved to Decatur where they lived on Worth Arnett’s dairy. Cunnius milked for Arnett before buying land and starting his own dairy. He served for 40 years on the Wise Soil and Water Conservation District board of directors and retired from the dairy business. Maxine is a homemaker.

Dagley - Kristin LeAnne Cook and Justin Keith Dagley
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 24, 2003
Kristin LeAnne Cook of Bridgeport, daughter of Ray and Judy Cook of Bridgeport, will marry Justin Keith Dagley of Baytown, son of Glenn and Melanie Dagley of Baytown, May 24, 2003, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
Both students attend Lamar University in Beaumont.
Sunday, April 13, 2003

Davidson - Shelley Denise O’Dell and Justin Ray Davidson
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 2003
Shelley Denise O’Dell, daughter of the late Billy Joe O’Dell and Mollye and Larry Gardner of Chico will marry Justin Ray Davidson, son of Carrie Richardson of Bridgeport and Royce Davidson of Mineral Wells. A May wedding is planned.
The bride-elect will graduate from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in May 2003 with a master’s degree in speech-language pathology. She is employed by the Texas Tech Athletic Academic Services.
The prospective groom is completing his master’s degree in civil engineering at Texas Tech. He is employed by the Texas Tech Wind Engineering Department.
The plan to marry in May on the Mayan Rivera. After a honeymoon in Mexico, the couple will reside in Lubbock.
Sunday, March 16, 2003

Davis - Elizabeth Kimball and Jeremy Davis
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 13, 2003
Elizabeth Kimball of Bridgeport, daughter of Debbie Kimball of Paradise and Richard and Pat Kimball of Paradise, will marry Jeremy Davis of Decatur, son of Donna and Joe Leake of Decatur and Ricky and Toni Davis of Alvord, on Dec. 13, 2003, at Grace Baptist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and is a student at Tarrant County College. She is employed by Wells Fargo Bank in Rhome.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and the Dallas Institute of Funeral Services. He is employed as a mortician with Coker Funeral Home in Decatur.

Davis - Kimberly Van Schuyver and Justin Davis
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 16, 2003
Kimberly Laura Van Schuyver of Newark, daughter of Lonnie and Doll Van Schuyver of Newark, will marry Justin Shane Davis of Newark, son of David and Lesa Davis of Newark, on Aug. 16, 2003, at Newark Baptist Church.
Sunday, August 10, 2003

Dodson - Mr. and Mrs. Dahlem Dodson
Marriage vows exchanged Jan. 18, 2003
Amy Melissa Bradley of Dallas married Dahlem Howard Dodson of Dallas in a double ring ceremony Jan. 18, 2003.
The bride is the daughter of Rebecca Collins of Dallas and Elliott Bradley of McKinney.
The groom’s parents are Marilyn and David Dodson of Decatur.
The ceremony was at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas. The Rev. H. Michael Tyson officiated.
The bride was escorted by her father, Elliott Bradley of McKinney and grandfather, Don Iglehart of Dallas.
Attendants were the bride’s brothers, Clay, Chad and Chase Bradley of McKinney.
Groomsmen were Scott Black, James Morrman and Mike Murgas, all of Dallas.
Betsy Gekiere of Dallas was the soloist.
The reception was held at the Dallas Country Club.
Following a weddingtrip to Nevis, West Indies, the couple will reside in Dallas.
The bride graduated Highland Park High School in 1987 and Venderbilt University in 1991. She is a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She is employed as the president of Rebecca Collind Ltd.
The groom graduated Decatur High School in 1986 and Texas A&M, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau Franternity in 1990. He earned his masters of business administration at the University of North Texas in 1991. He is currently employed as the director of finance at Raytheon.
Sunday, March 16, 2003

Donovan - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bradley Donovan
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 30, 2003
Anne Christine Harris of Plano and Charles Bradley Donovan of Bridgeport were married Aug. 30, 2003, at St. Thomas Aquinas in Dallas. Deacon Ken Reisor officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of John Harris of Frisco and Sue Harris of Plano.
The groom is the son of Jim and Carol Donovan of Decatur.
Maid of honor was Angie Brown of Murphy and best man was Charles Boatner of Keller.
A reception was held at Crowne Plaza in Dallas Market Center.
Following a honeymoon in Hot Springs, Ark., the couple live in McKinney.

Draper - Lee and Cinda Draper
Twenty-fifth wedding anniversary Nov. 11, 2003
Lee and Cinda Draper of Rhome will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Nov. 11.
Lee Draper and the former Cinda Massey were married Nov. 11, 1978, in Newark. They have four daughters, Kristi Esquivel and husband, Joe, Amie Draper, Samantha Draper and Lesli Draper. They have three grandchildren, Eric, Alex and Taylor Esquivel.
Lee works in maintenance, and Cinda is a school bus driver.

Dyer - Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Dyer II
Marriage vows exchanged Oct. 11, 2003
Tamera J. King of Weatherford and Gerald W. Dyer II of Decatur were married Oct. 11, 2003, in the wedding chapel at Caesar’s Palace in Lake Tahoe, Nev. The Rev. David Anderson officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Harold Osborn of Forth Worth and Barbara Osborn of Weatherford.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald (Jerry) Dyer of Boliver.
The bride wore a white strapless, mock two-piece tulle gown with beaded Schiffli lace and a sweep train. Rhinestones and pearls adorned the tiara. She carried a cascade bouquet of hot pink and light pink roses, white lilies, white orchids and English ivy.
The matron of honor was Becky Palacios of Fort Worth.
The best man was Randy Tidwell of Decatur.
The couple hosted a seated dinner for guests at the Broiler Room at Caesar’s Palace.
The couple remained in Lake Tahoe for their honeymoon and live in Decatur.

Eagan - Mr. and Mrs. Mike Eagan
Marriage vows exchanged May 29, 2003
Kim Wasson of Arlington, daughter of Cheryl and John Wasson of Forney, and Mike Eagan of Saginaw, son of Minnie Fuller and the late Jimmy Fuller of Boyd, were married May 29, 2003, in East Texas.
The couple honeymooned in Belize and reside in Saginaw.
Sunday, July 6, 2003

Eyster - Randy Travis Lee Eyster and Randi Lois Wilson
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 18, 2003
Randi Lois Wilson of Decatur, daughter of Debra and Gary Wilson of Decatur, will marry Randy Travis Lee Eyster of Paradise, son of David and Mendy Archer of Paradise and Randy and Julie Eyster of Springtown, April 18, 2003, at the Decatur Civic Center.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School and Ogle Beauty School and is employed at the Lone Star Beauty Salon in Decatur.
The prospective groom is a Paradise High School and Weatherford Police Academy graduate and is employed as a Bridgeport police officer.
Sunday, March 23, 2003

Foerster - Jon Foerster and Nina Trail
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 6, 2003
Nina Trail of Dallas, daughter of Frank and Pat Trail of Bridgeport, will marry Jon Foerster of Dallas, son of Frank and Donna Foerster of San Antonio, on Sept. 6, 2003, in a candlelight ceremony at 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. Following the ceremony a seated dinner and reception will be held at the Decatur Civic Center.
The bride-elect graduated from Bridgeport High School and earned a degree in business from Tarleton State University in 1997. She is employed by The Tolleson Group in Dallas.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Judson High School in San Antonio and attended Texas A&M. He is employed by Rann Parr Inc. in Dallas.
Sunday, July 6, 2003

Fox - Joe Lee and Tommie Fox
Sixty-fifth wedding anniversary Feb. 19, 2003
Joe Lee and Tommie Fox will celebrate their sixty-fifth anniversary Feb. 19, 2003.
Fox and the former Tommie Riggs were married Feb. 19, 1938.
Joe Lee retired from General Dynamics and Tommie is a housewife. They attend Immanuel Baptist Church.
They have three children, Albert Fox of Owensboro, Ky., Neva Rudy of Duncanville and Shirley Watson of Decatur.
Sunday, February 23, 2003

Franke - Mr. and Mrs. Robert Michael Franke
Marriage vows exchanged Dec. 7, 2002
Cristy Harris Martin and Robert Michael Franke, both of Decatur, were married December 7, 2002, at Shalimar Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nev.
The bride is the daughter of Shelba Roberts and Charles Harris, both of Decatur. She is employed at Justin Family Medical.
The groom is the son of Charlotte VonHarzberg of Decatur. He is employed at Huffines Chevrolet in Lewisville.
A reception in their honor was held at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas with close friends attending. Friends and family unable to attend witnessed the wedding via the Internet.
The couple resides in Decatur with their children, David and Dylan Franke and Colton Martin.
Sunday, March 30, 2003

Fulbright – Mr. And Mrs. Trent Fullbright
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 8, 2003
Stefanie Renee Middleton of Humble and Trent Eli Fullbright of Boyd were married Aug. 8, 2003, in Decatur. The justice of the peace officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Hilda Middleton of Houston.
The groom is the son of Howard and Dedra Fullbright of Boyd.
The bride wore a summer wedding gown with baby’s breath as a headpiece. She carried a bouquet of lilies of the valley and freesia.
A reception was given by the groom’s parents at their home in Boyd.
The bride attends Stephen F. Austin College and is employed at Smitty BBQ & Grill. The groom also attends Stephen F. Austin College and is employed at Garrett Creek Ranch.
Following a honeymoon in Lake Worth and Forth Worth, the couple live in Nacogdoches.
Sunday, August 24, 2003

Gardner - Jennifer Lorraine Bratton and Van William Gardner II
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 5, 2003
Jennifer Lorraine Bratton of Decatur will marry Van William Gardner II of Decatur on April 5, 2003. The ceremony will be held at Grace Baptist Church in Decatur with Dr. Van William Gardner officiating.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Charlie Bratton of Lewisville.
The prospective groom is the son of Van William and Debbie Gardner of Decatur.
Sunday, March 16, 2003

Gates - Regina Linn Gage and Scott Travis Gates
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 20, 2003
Regina Linn Gage of Denton, daughter of Steve and Robin Gage of Denton, will marry Scott Travis Gates of Decatur, son of Curtis and Linda Gates of Decatur, on Dec. 20, 2003, at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Chico. Gary Demmitt will officiate.
The bride-elect attends North Central Texas College and is studying computer information technology and pursuing a degree in nursing.
The prospective groom attended University of North Texas and North Central Texas College, is a graduate of Sundance Irrigation Training and a member of the Tall Grass Prairie Audubon Society. He is employed at Renshaw’s Seed and Greenhouse Inc.

Gibson - Suzanne Walker and Jacob Gibson
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 14, 2003
Suzanne Elizabeth Walker, daughter of Foster and Sharon Walker of Decatur, will marry Jacob Anderson Gibson, son of Jack and Cindy Atkinson and Jed and Michelle Gibson of Southlake, June 14, 2003, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School and the University of North Texas. She will complete a master’s degree in counseling from Dallas Baptist University in the fall. She is employed as a math teacher at Keller High school.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Carroll High School and the University of North Texas. He is employed as an exercise physiologist at Rufe Snow Chiropractic in North Richland Hills.

Gibson(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Gibson
Marriage vows exchanged June 14, 2003
Suzanne Elizabeth Walker of Fort Worth, daughter of Foster and Sharon Walker of Decatur, and Jacob Anderson Gibson of Fort Worth, son of Jack and Cindy Atkinson of Southlake and Jed and Michelle Gibson of Southlake, were married June 14, 2003, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Dr. Thomas O. Brumett officiated the ceremony.
The bride, escorted by her father, was given in marriage by her parents.
Maid of honor was Jennifer Walker, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Nancy Arnold, Janet Black, Misty Hale, Christy Henderson, Lesley Hilton, Teresa McEwen, Gayle Pennartz and Angie Taylor.
Best man was Conor Feeney. Groomsmen were Dylan Barnes, Bodie Fears, Joel Gibson, brother of the groom, Stephen Horton, Brian Priddy, Reuben Reynoso, Kyle Vegari and Matt Wyatt.
Ushers were Jean Paul Kabbaz and Greg Walker, brother of the bride.
The guest book attendant was Stormy Miller.
Music was provided by Nanci Nellis, organist, Cynda Ewing, pianist, and Lesley Hilton, soloist.
The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents on Friday evening.
The ceremony was followed by a reception at the Radisson Hotel in Denton.
The bride and groom are both graduates of the University of North Texas. The bride is employed by Keller Independent School District, and the groom is employed by Larry North Fitness.
Following a honeymoon in Hawaii, the couple will reside in Fort Worth.
Sunday, July 13, 2003

Glosson - Sharon Marie Woodruff and Edwin Charles Glosson
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 24, 2003
Sharon Marie Woodruff, daughter of Tim and Joylynn Woodruff of Decatur, will marry Edwin Charles Glosson of San Antonio, son of Carolyn Foster and Edwin Glosson, both of San Antonio, May 24, 2003, at Robert Carr Chapel on the Texas Christian University campus in Fort Worth. A reception will follow at Southcliff Baptist Church.
The bride-elect will graduate from Texas Christian University in May with a bachelor of science degree in nutrition. The prospective groom graduated from Texas Christian University in December 2000 with a bachelor of science degree in speech communications and is working for GlaxoSmithKline as a pharmaceutical sales representative.

Glosson(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Charles Glosson
Marriage vows exchanged May 24, 2003
Sharon Marie Woodruff of Decatur and Edwin Charles Glosson of San Antonio were married May 24, 2003, at Robert Carl Chapel in Fort Worth. John Featherston officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Tim and Joylynn Woodruff of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Carolyn Foster and Edwin Glosson of San Antonio.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an off-the-shoulder, floor-length princess style white gown with a sequined bodice and chapel length train. She wore a waist-length veil held by a silver headpiece adorned with pearls and rhinestones.
The bride carried a bouquet of long stemmed light pink roses.
The matron of honor was Kristal Bullock of Weatherford. The maid of honor was Jennifer Walker of Decatur.
The honor attendants wore sleeveless satin floor-length gowns in soft pink and carried fresh pink roses.
Flower girl was Avery Bullock, daughter of Justin and Kristal Bullock of Weatherford.
Candlelighters were the bride and groom’s mothers.
The best man was Jason Perry of San Antonio. Groomsmen were John Martin of Corpus Christi and Omar Villafranca of Lawton, Okla. Ushers were Chris Woodruff of Decatur, brother of the bride; Bennett Woodruff of Decatur, cousin of the bride; Charles Nobles of Arlington, cousin of the bride and David Nobles of Arlington, cousin of the bride.
The organist was Emmett Smith of Fort Worth.
A reception was given by the bride’s parents at Southcliff Baptist Church.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of Texas Christian University.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of TCU and is a pharmaceutical sales representative with Glaxo Smith Kline.
Following a Caribbean Cruise, the couple will reside in San Antonio.
Sunday, June 8, 2003

Goode - Ashley Nicole Trafton and Joshua Shelton Goode
Marriage vows to be exchanged Jan. 3, 2004
Ashley Nicole Trafton of Amarillo, daughter of Rick and Brenda Trafton of Amarillo, will marry Joshua Shelton Goode of Boyd, son of Gary and Brenda Goode of Boyd, on Jan. 3, 2004, at Paramount Baptist Church in Amarillo.
A 2000 graduate of Amarillo High School, the bride elect graduated in December 2003 from Southern Methodist University with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts with an emphasis on painting.
The prospective groom graduated from Boyd High School in 1999 and received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts with an emphasis on painting from Southern Methodist University in May 2003. He is pursuing a master’s degree at Boston University College of Fine Art.

Grimes - Paul and Veda Grimes
Fiftieth wedding anniversary June 28, 2003
Paul and Veda Grimes of Chico celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 28, 2003.
They were married June 28, 1953, in Cadiz, Ohio. They have four children, Ronald and wife, Cathy, Sheila Lemond and husband, Kevin, Gary and wife, Kathy, and the late Dale Grimes. They have eight grandchildren, Jessica, Greg, Kyle Ray, Kyle Evan, Lyle, Colt, Sasha and Cierra.
Paul is a retired truck driver and Veda retired from Chico ISD.
They are members of Crafton Baptist Church.
Their children will honor them with a reception on Sunday, July 6 at Crafton Baptist Church.
Sunday, July 13, 2003

Grove - Liza Lauren Bess and Donald Clayton Barritt Grove
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 1, 2003
Liza Lauren Bess of Arlington, daughter of William R. Bess of Phoenix, Ariz., and Pamela L. Bess of Arlington, will marry Donald Clayton Barritt Grove of Arlington, son of Rexon E. and Cynthia D. Grove of Decatur and Regina G. Thomas of Fort Worth, March 1, 2003, at 7 p.m. at Marty Leonard Community Chapel in Fort Worth. A reception is to follow at The Ashton Hotel.
The bride-elect is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where she was a member of Delta Zeta sorority and the UTA Dance Ensemble. She is a professional meeting planner with CL Association Services.
The prospective groom attended the University of Texas at Arlington, where he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity. He is a technical support specialist with VarTec Telecom.

Haddox - Kimberly Robinson and Jefferson Haddox
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 5, 2003
Kimberly Diane Robinson of Fort Worth, daughter of Richard and Beverly Robinson of Chico, will marry Jefferson Lee Haddox of Denton, son of Jerry and Barbara Haddox of Bridgeport, on July 5, 2003, in Decatur. Steve Kluth of Immanuel Baptist Church will officiate. A reception will be held at The Club at Runaway Bay.
The bride-elect graduated from Chico High School in 1998 and Pensacola Christian College in 2002 with a bachelor of science in nursing. She works as a registered nurse at Southwest Fort Worth Endoscopy center.
The prospective groom in a 1998 graduate of Bridgeport High School who graduated from the University of North Texas in 2003 with a bachelor of business administration in economics. He is employed with Twenty-First Century Products.
Sunday, May 25, 2003

Haddox(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Lee Haddox
Marriage vows exchanged July 5, 2003
Kimberly Diane Robinson of Fort Worth and Jefferson Lee Haddox of Denton were married July 5, 2003, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur. Steve Kluth of the Christian Law Association in Saint Petersburg, Fla., officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Richard and Beverly Robinson of Chico.
The groom is the son of Jerry and Barbara Haddox of Bridgeport.
Given in marriage by her mother and father and escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin two-piece gown by Vera Wang. The gown was strapless with iridescent beading and corset-style lacing in back. The skirt flowed into a long train with iridescent beading along the edge. The headpiece was accented with crystal with a cathedral-length veil.
The bride carried an arrangement of fresh roses spiraling in color from dark to pale pink.
The maid of honor was Carissa Grizzard of Oxford, Ala. Bridesmaids were Callie Branch, sister of the groom, of Normal, Ill., Amber Allen of Natchez, Miss., Tabitha Grenevald of Goldsboro, N.C., and Summer Groff of Clayton, N.C.
The bridesmaids wore pale pink satin and chiffon floor-length dresses and carried a bouquet of different shades of hand-tied pink roses.
The best man was Greg Huett of Tampa, Fla. Groomsmen were Daniel Robinson, brother of the bride, of Chico, Cory Cowling of Bridgeport, Jeremy Huddleston of Granbury and Daniel Dickerson of Coppell.
The guestbook attendant was Heather Bishop. The program attendant was Kari Gage. Pianist was Audria Shaw. Soloists were Diane Bishop and Daniel Dickerson, and a duet was sung by Daniel Dickerson and Susan Summers, all of Decatur. The groom also serenaded the bride with a self-composed song.
The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents and featured an outdoor, Texas style barbecue at the home of the bride’s parents.
A reception was given by the bride’s parents at The Club at Runaway Bay. Buffet style dinner was served by The Club. The bride and groom cakes were made by Maurine Begeman, grandmother of the bride, and Cristy Fuqua, aunt of the bride.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of Chico High School and earned a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing from Pensacola Christian College in 2002. She is employed by Southwest Endoscopy Center in Fort Worth.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of Bridgeport High School and earned a bachelor’s of business degree in economics from the University of North Texas in 2003. He is employed by Twenty First Century Products in Denton.
Following a honeymoon in Cozumel, Mexico, the couple will reside in Fort Worth.

Hamm - Mr. and Mrs. Raymond James Hamm Jr.
Marriage vows exchanged June 7, 2002
Erin Shannon Guthrie of Decatur, daughter of Chris Abbs, and Raymond James Hamm Jr. of Decatur, son of Terry and Raymond Hamm Sr. of Decatur, were married June 7, 2003, on the patio of the groom’s parents home. Rev. Dennis Fox of Fort Worth officiated the ceremony.
Escorted by her daughters, Alexis and Allison, the bride wore a blue slip dress with a lace overlay from her mother’s wedding dress.
The bride’s dress along with her escorts’ dresses were made by Jerri Tucker of Chico. The bride carried a bouquet of blue carnations, white roses and baby’s breath made by the groom’s mother.
The maid of honor was Melissa Guthrie of Sanger, sister of the bride. Bridesmaid was Tericka Westbrook of Decatur, niece of the groom and daughter of Delisa and Michael Westbrook.
Ring bearer was Colby Westbrook, nephew of the groom and son of Delisa and Michael Westbrook.
Guest book attendant was Stephanie Fabela of Sanger, niece of the bride.
The groom is the grandson of Billie Cole of Decatur.
A reception was held at the home of the groom’s parents.
The bride is a 1994 graduate of Decatur High School and is currently employed at James Wood Motors.
The groom is a 1991 graduate of Slidell High School and is currently employed at DFW Truck and Trailer in Rhome.
The couple reside in Decatur.

Hammonds - Mr. and Mrs. Mark Lynn Hammonds
Marriage vows exchanged June 14, 2003
Courtney Tennille Cox of Decatur and Mark Lynn Hammonds of Lake Whitney were married June 14, 2003, outdoors at sunset, overlooking Lake Bridgeport. Justice of the Peace Jan Morrow officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Al and Brenda Cox of Bridgeport.
The groom is the son of Will and Sandra Hammonds of China Spring.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a two-piece satin gown. The top was strapless and laced in the back. The front featured pearls, beadwork and pearlized sequins. The skirt gathered at the waist and flowed into a long train.
The bride carried an arrangement of calla lilies bound by pearlized satin ribbon.
She was attended by Kayce Keener of Decatur, Mandy Jackson of Dallas and Amy Hiler of Decatur. They wore black evening gowns and each carried a single calla lilly. The flowergirl was Landry Walsh, daughter of Paul and Kayla Walsh of Decatur.
The best man was Will Hammonds of Mt. Pleasant, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Josh Neff of Azle and Heath Talbert of Plano.
The harpist was Dr. Carmelina Holloway and the flutist was Missy Schumann.
A buffet dinner was hosted by the parents of the bride in Decatur at the Wise County Sheriff’s Posse Grounds. Guests were greeted by Nicole Garrett and Jill Motsenbocker.
The bride graduated from Midwestern State University with a bachelor of science degree in political science and criminal justice. She is employed as managing director of the Bosque Conservatory of Fine Arts.
The groom graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in criminal justice and recently completed the Texas Game Warden Training Academy. He is employed as a game warden for Hill County.
Following a honeymoon cruise in the Caribbean, the couple live in Lake Whitney.
Sunday, August 24, 2003

Hapeman - Robin Rachelle Whites and Brandon Gene Hapeman
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 28, 2003
Robin Rachelle Whites of Decatur, daughter of Jon and Dolores Whites of Cleburne, will marry Brandon Gene Hapeman of Decatur, son of Gene and Paula Hapeman of Jacksboro, on Nov. 28, 2003, in the Women’s Building at the Wise County Sheriff’s Posse grounds.
The bride-elect graduated from Cleburne High School and holds a degree in business management and a nursing license. She is employed by Home Hospice of North Texas.
The prospective groom graduated from Paradise High School and is employed by Devon Energy.

Hattaway - Chris Anne Cocanougher and Clint Hattaway
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 7, 2003
Chris Anne Cocanougher of Lubbock, daughter of Gary and Susan Cocanougher of Decatur, will marry Clint Hattaway of Lubbock, son of Mike and Connie Hattaway of Angleton, June 7, 2003, at First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Dr. Tommy Brumett will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School and 2001 graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor of business administration-marketing degree. She is employed by Texas Tech University.
The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Angleton High School and will graduate from Texas Tech University with a bachelor of science, mechanical engineer degree in May. He works for Texas Tech Athletic Academic Services.
Sunday, April 13, 2003

Hattaway(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Hattaway
Marriage vows exchanged June 7, 2003
Chris Anne Cocanougher and Clinton Hattaway, both of Lubbock, were married June 7, 2003, at First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Dr. Thomas Brumett officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Gary and Susan Cocanougher of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Mike and Connie Hattaway of Angleton.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a traditionally styled, strapless white satin ball gown with an A-line skirt and chapel-length train. The bodice was encrusted with pearls and sequins and had a Basque waist. She also wore a chapel-length veil and tiara.
The bride carried a mix of white roses, white stargazer lilies, white stock and pearl stephanotis tied together with a white ribbon handle.
The maid of honor was Liz Cocanougher of Decatur, the bride’s sister. Bridesmaids were Lisa Saski of Houston and Lisa Nunnally of Angleton. Bridesmatrons were Katie Hopkins of Houston and Jennifer Hanson of Angleton, sister of the groom. The honor attendants wore iridescent celadon-colored taffeta A-line gowns with a self band at the neckline and a wrap. They carried hydrangeas tied with a ribbon.
Flower girl was Autumn Battaglia, cousin of the bride and daughter of John and Mary Kay Battaglia of Madison, Wis. Ringbearers were John David Short, cousin of the bride and son of David and Beth Short of Tyler, and Dylan Hansoon, nephew of the groom and son of Mike and Jennifer Hanson of Angleton.
The best man was Jeff Fletcher of Danbury. Groomsmen were Mike Hanson of Angleton, brother-in-law of the groom, Trace Williams of Houston, Steven Maple of College Station and B.J. Holesovsky of Angleton. Ushers were Austin Gilbert of Houston, Justin Gilbert of Lubbock, Ben Moore of Dallas and Zack Kelly of Denton.
Music was provided by organist Cynda Ewing of Decatur and quartet Strings 4 All of Lewisville and a duet was performed by Martin Woodruff and Gina Miller of Decatur.
Lana Fennell of Decatur and Christian Kelly of Denton, cousin of the bride, were members of the house party.
A reception was held at The Club at Runaway Bay.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School and graduated with a bachelor of business administration/marketing in 2001 from Texas A&M University. She is employed by Texas Tech University.
The groom is a 1997 graduate of Angleton High School and will graduate from Texas Tech University in December with a bachelor of science/mechanical engineering. He is currently employed by Texas Tech University’s athletic department.
Following a honeymoon in St. Lucia, the couple will live in Lubbock.
Sunday, August 17, 2003

Herring - Edwin Len Herring and Mindy Lee McLain
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 22, 2003
Mindy Lee McLain, daughter of Rusty and Twila Nelon and Steve McLain, all of Boyd, will marry Edwin Len Herring, son of Sandra and Mike Herring of Boyd, March 22, 2003, at the home of Rusty and Twila Nelon.

Hill - Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Hill
Marriage vows exchanged June 28, 2003
Valerie Johnson of Fort Worth, daughter of Johnny and Lucy Johnson of Fort Worth, and Jeffrey D. Hill of Alvord, son of Don and Terry Hill of Alvord, were married June 28, 2003, at the First Baptist Church in Alvord.
The bride was escorted by her father.
The bride and groom are employees of JPS of Fort Worth and will reside in Fort Worth.
Sunday, July 6, 2003

Hofstra - Robin Ellis and Travis Hofstra
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 23, 2003
Robin Leigh Ellis of Spring, daughter of Sandy and Bill Owings of Nashville, Tenn., and Jack and Vera Ellis of Manvel, will marry Travis Gordon Hofstra of Spring, son of Shirley Nobles of Greenwood and Gordon and Barbara Hofstra of Decatur, on Aug. 23, 2003, at the home of Gordon and Barbara Hofstra in Decatur.
The bride-elect graduated from South Houston High School in 1990 and is a dental assistant for Dr. John Montgomery of Spring.
The prospective groom graduated from Decatur High School in 1991 and from The University of North Texas in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in applied arts and science. He is a commercial consultant for Weingarten Realty Investors of Houston and a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
Sunday, August 10, 2003

Hofstra(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Travis Gordon Hofstra
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 23, 2003
Robin Leigh Ellis and Travis Gordon Hofstra, both of Spring, were married Aug. 23, 2003, at the home of Gordon and Barbara Hofstra in Decatur. Dr. Tommy Brumet officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Bill and Sandy Owings of Nashville and Jack and Vera Ellis of Manvel.
The groom is the son of Shirley Nobles of Greenwood and Gordon and Barbara Hofstra of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless white satin gown with a beaded bodice and a diamond tiara. She carried a bouquet of white summer roses accented with melon and lavender roses.
The matron of honor was Kelly Graeter of Houston, sister of the bride, who wore a lavender evening gown. The flower girls were Brittany and Emily Northern of Spring, daughters of the bride. Ringbearer was Loren Northern of Spring, daughter of the bride.
Best man was Gordon Hofstra of Decatur, father of the groom.
Music was provided by Ryan Ellis of Nacogdoches, brother of the bride, and Charlie Fortenberry of Greenwood, nephew of the groom.
A reception was given at the home of Gordon and Barbara Hofstra in Decatur.
The bride is a 1990 graduate of South Houston High School and works as a dental assistant for Dr. Carin Solomon in Spring.
A 1991 graduate of Decatur High School, the groom graduated from the University of North Texas in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in applied arts and science and is a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He works as a commercial consultant for Weingarten Realty Investors in Houston.
The couple live in Spring and plan to take a honeymoon later.

Hoke - Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Chas Deaton-Hoke
Marriage vows exchanged June 21, 2003
Ashlee Regan Gaugh of Kansas City and Christopher Chas Deaton-Hoke of Decatur were married June 21, 2003, in an outdoor wedding in a park overlooking Regan Beach in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. The Rev. Rob Paulmeyer officiated.
The bride is the daughter of David Gaugh of Cleveland, Ohio, and Neita Gaugh of Kansas City, Kan.
The groom is the son of Larry and Kim Hoke of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a full-length satin gown with a beaded bodice and train.
Maid of honor was Kenzi Gaugh, twin sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Melissa Sheehan and Amanda Cooley.
The best man was Phil Cooley and groomsmen were Brett Claypoole and Chris McGee. Ushers were Jason Pyka and George Schneller.
A reception was given by the groom’s parents.
The bride graduated from Baker University in Baldwin, Kan., in 2003 and is in restaurant management. The groom graduated from Decatur High School in 1996, the University of North Texas in 2002 and is in corporate media sales.
Following a honeymoon in San Francisco and tour of the California coastal cities of Carmel and Monterey Bay, the couple reside in Overland Park, Kan.

Hood - Misty Hale and Archie Hood
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 26, 2003
Misty Marie Hale of Bonham, daughter of Johnny Hale of Decatur and Patricia Henson of Boyd, will marry Archie Leon Hood Jr. of Honey Grove, son of Archie and Janet Hood of Call, Texas July 26, 2003, at Little Chapel in the Woods at Texas Woman’s University in Denton.
The bride-elect is a 1995 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2000 graduate of Texas Woman’s University. She works for Fannin County Special Education in Bonham.
The prospective groom is a 1990 graduate of Kirbyville High School and a 1995 graduate of Lamar University. He is employed at First State Bank in Honey Grove.
The couple will reside in Honey Grove.
Sunday, May 4, 2003

Horton - Crystal Vardas and Jonathon Horton
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 14, 2003
Steve and Mary Lee Vardas of Sunset announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Dawn to Jonathon Michael Horton.
The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mary and Vearl Chrismon of Decatur.
The prospective groom is the son of Linda and Mike Daymude of Wichita Falls and Blaine and Maria Horton of Iowa Park. He is attending Midwestern State University pursuing a teaching degree and works at Sam’s Club.
The bride-elect graduated from MSU with a bachelor of science and is employed as the director of education at Sylvan Learning Center.
Sunday, May 11, 2003

Howard - Arnold and Hazel Howard
Seventieth wedding anniversary Oct. 4, 2003
Arnold and Hazel Howard of Greenwood will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary at a hamburger supper with friends and family on Oct. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Greenwood Fire Hall. Guests are requested not to bring gifts.
The former Hazel Fruitto of Greenwood married Arnold Howard Oct. 7, 1933, in Decatur.
He worked at Convair and was a dairy farmer. She was a homemaker. They have been life-long members of the Greenwood Baptist Church.
The couple’s children and their spouses are Willie and Louise Howard of Alvord, Adell and Dwayne Clark of Keller, Mattie and Dalton Graham of Aledo and Maurine and Wayne Lovejoy of Argyle. They have eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Hunt - Todd Hunt and Leah Flynt
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 27, 2003
Richard and Ginger Flynt of Decatur are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah Erin to Todd Wesley Hunt of Fort Worth. Todd is the son of Burnett and Raynell Hunt of Lubbock. The couple will wed June 27, 2003 in Decatur with family friend Jack Gatewood officiating.
Leah is a registered nurse in the NICU at Cook Children’s Medical center. Todd is the senior project manager for Wilks Masonry Corporation of Fort Worth. The couple will be making their home in Fort Worth.

Hunt(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Todd Wesley Hunt
Marriage vows exchanged July 27, 2003
Leah Erin Flynt of Decatur and Todd Wesley Hunt of Fort Worth were married June 27, 2003, in the Great Hall of the Decatur Civic Center. Jack Gatewood officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Richard and Ginger Flynt of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Raynell and Burnett Hunt of Wolfforth.
The music soloists were Lindsay and Melissa Flynt, sisters-in-law of the bride. The couple was attended by their parents.
A reception followed the ceremony in the Great Hall.
Following a honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico and Las Vegas, the couple will live in Fort Worth.
Sunday, August 10, 2003

Ingram - Stacy Koberlein and Jason Ingram
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 9, 2003
Stacy Marie Koberlein of Newark, daughter of Roger and Nancy Koberlein of Newark will marry Jason Cole Ingram of Azle, son of Jack and Dora Ingram of Azle Aug. 9, 2003, at Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. The Rev. Gil Pansza will officiate. The reception will be at The Club at Runaway Bay.
The bride-elect is a Northwest High School graduate and will complete a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene at Texas Woman’s University in May 2004.
The prospective groom is an Azle High School graduate and attended the Tarrant County College Policy Academy. He is employed by TD Industries as a building engineer and is a reserve deputy for the Wise County Sheriff’s Department.
Sunday, June 15, 2003

Ingram(2) - Mr. and Mrs. Jason Ingram
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 9, 2003
Stacy Marie Koberlein of Newark and Jason Cole Ingram of Azle were married Aug. 9, 2003, at the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. The Rev. Gilbert Pansza officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Roger and Nancy Koberlein of Newark.
The groom is the son of Jack and Dora Ingram of Azle.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless, A-line gown of candlelight lace accented with crystals and pearls. She carried a bouquet of dark red, white and pink roses.
The matron of honor was Jennifer Swann of Denton. Bridesmaids were Kelly Coffey of Denton and Ashley Randall of Grapevine. They wore burgundy floor-length gowns with spaghetti straps and carried burgundy and pink roses.
The best man was Kevin Ingram of Weatherford, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Chad Gilley of Fort Worth and Ryan Deaton of Azle.
Flower girl was Brookelynne Ingram, niece of the groom. Ring bearer was Brock Ingram, nephew of the groom. Ushers were Kevin Koberlein, brother of the bride, and Landon Wheeler, cousin of the groom. Music was provided by Dorothy McKay, organist, and Dianne Boatner, soloist.
A dinner and dance reception followed at The Club at Runaway Bay. Servers were Michelle Ingram, Betty Wheeler and Joann Spurrell.
After a honeymoon cruise to Mexico, the couple reside in Azle.
The bride is a graduate of Northwest High School and will complete her bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene from Texas Woman’s University in May.
The groom is a graduate of Azle High School and is employed by Mira Vista Country Club as chief maintenance supervision. He also attended Tarrant County College Police Academy and is a reserve deputy for the Wise County Sheriff’s Department.
Published Sunday, December 28, 2003

Ivy - Robert and Dona Ivy
Twenty-fifth wedding anniversary May 27, 2003
Robert and Dona Ivy of Decatur celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary May 27, 2003.
Married May 27, 1978, in Woodland Heights Baptist Church in Forest Hill, the couple has two children, Travis Ivy of Alvord and Aubrey Ivy of College Station.
Robert is a consultant for Superior Consultants and Dona is a registered nurse for Wise Regional Health System.
Sunday, June 1, 2003

Jenkins - Megan Nicole King and Nick David Jenkins
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 14, 2003
Megan Nicole King, daughter of Vernon and Phyllis King of Decatur, will marry Nick David Jenkins, son of Tim and Pam Jenkins of Decatur, on Saturday, June 14, at Victory Family Chuch in Decaur. Tim Jenkins will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Alvord High School, a certified pharmacy technician from Weatherford College and is employed at Medical Center Pharmacy in Decatur. The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Slidell High School and is employed at Texas Lehigh in Roanoke.
Sunday, May 18, 2003

Johnson - Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson
Marriage vows exchanged June 20, 2003
Patricia Ann (Cross) Ward of Decatur, daughter of Sonny Cross and the late Martha Cross of Decatur, and Robert Glynn Johnson of Forestburg, son of Bobby and Frankie Johnson of Forestburg, were married June 20, 2003, at the Eagle Drive Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Tim Wertz officiated the double ring ceremony.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory floor-length dress with pearl inlay and carried a bouquet of red roses.
Lindsey Ward of Decatur was her mother’s maid of honor and Marsha Ward of Decatur was her mother’s bridesmaid. They wore cranberry floor-length dresses and carried one red and one ivory rose.
The flower girl was a niece of the groom, Kincaid Johnson, daughter of Philip and Stacy Ward of Gainesville and Garrett Johnson of Forestburg.
The best man was Brad Draper of Fort Worth and groomsman was the brother of the groom, Gary Johnson of Forestburg.
Ushers were brothers of the bride, David Cross and Rex Cross of Decatur.
Pianist was Annette Riley of Decatur.
A reception followed at the Decatur ISD Multi Purpose Building. Members of the reception party were Mononette Wells of Chico, cousin of the bride and nieces of the bride, Janie and Patricia Slimp of Boyd.
The bride is a 1982 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed at Decatur High School.
The groom is a 1980 graduate of Forestburg High School and a 1984 graduate of The University of North Texas in Denton. He is employed with Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth.
The couple took a wedding trip to Arkansas and reside in Forestburg.
Sunday, August 10, 2003

Jones, Jason - Jason Jones and Carley Christian
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 4, 2003
Carley Christian of Decatur, daughter of Greg and Jamye Christian of Decatur, will marry Jason Jones, son of Jimmy John and Sandy Jones of Decatur, on Oct. 4, 2003, at A&M Garden in Azle.
A graduate of Decatur High School, the bride-to-be attends Weatherford College and expects to graduate in August. She is a personal trainer at Curves for Women in Decatur.
The prospective groom is a Decatur High School graduate and works for Wise Electric Cooperative.
Sunday, July 20, 2003

Jones, Kyle - Erica Dawn McCarter and Kyle Evan Jones
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 13, 2003
Erica Dawn McCarter of Allen, daughter of Casey and Dawn McCarter of Springtown, will marry Kyle Evan Jones of Denton, son of Harold and Pam Jones of Paradise, on Dec. 13, 2003, at The Church in Peaster.
A 2001 graduate of Springtown High School, the bride-elect is pursuing a teaching degree in fine arts at the University of North Texas.
The prospective groom graduated from Paradise High School in 2001 and is currently pursuing a fine arts degree at the University of North Texas.

Kovar - Jennifer Corley and Jerry Kovar II
Marriage vows to be exchanged August 30, 2003
Jennifer Leigh Corley of Fort Worth, daughter of James Corley and Sharon Thompson of Fort Worth, will marry Jerry Kovar II of Rhome, son of Jerry and Diane Kovar of Rhome, on August 30, 2003, at the Beacon Baptist Church in Haltom City.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Haltom City High School and is employed by the Medicine Shoppe in Haltom City.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Southlake Carroll High School. He is employed by the Southlake Fire Department and is a paramedic for Wise County Emergency Medical Service.
Sunday, June 1, 2003

Lara - Faith Ojeda and Juan Lara Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 25, 2003
Faith Ojeda of Del Rio, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Ojeda of Del Rio, will marry Juan Lara Jr. of Fort Worth, son of Juan and Maria Lara of Bridgeport, on Oct. 25, 2003, at Living Stone Worship Center in Del Rio. The Rev. Martin Seca will officiate.
A 1996 graduate of Del Rio High School, the bride elect graduated from Val Verde Nursing Program in 2000 as a certified nursing assistant.
The prospective groom graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1991 and received an associate’s degree from Tarrant County College in 2000. He is now working toward a degree in kinesiology with a minor in Spanish at the University of North Texas in Denton. He is employed as an inventory auditor at W.W. Grainger in Roanoke.

Largent - Mr. and Mrs. Chad Largent
Marriage vows exchanged May 10, 2003
Elizabeth Ann Chesebro of Paradise, daughter of Dorn and Lucy Pelkey of Brighton, Mich., married Chad Clayton Largent of Paradise, son of Clarence and Carolyn Largent of Paradise, May 10, 2003.
The outdoor ceremony and reception were held at the Paradise home of Mike and Shirley Richey. The Rev. Joe Motsenbocker officiated.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless beaded crystal and sequin satin dress. Her veil featured real roses and she wore clear, Cinderella-style shoes. She carried pastel roses, Gerber daisies and violets.
The groom’s sisters, Keitha Farrow and Brittany Euler of Paradise, served as maid of honor and bridesmaid respectively. They wore gingham sundresses in colors matching the shirts won by the best man, Brodey Gentry, the groom’s cousin from Paradise and groomsman Tom Euler of Paradise.
Skylar Makenzie, the bride’s daughter was the flower girl.
Kaynen Farrow, the groom’s nephew was the ring bearer.
Chrissi Richey and Karen Watkins served at the reception.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of Paradise High School and is employed by Richey Oilfield Construction. The couple lives in Paradise.
Sunday, June 22, 2003

Leake, Jack - Jack and Reba Leake
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Feb. 7, 2003
Jack L. and Reba Nell Leake of Decatur celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary Feb. 7, 2003.
Jack Leake married Reba Nell Watson Feb. 7, 1953, in Bridgeport.
Their children and grandchildren were to host a dinner for the couple at Babe’s Family Restaurant in Roanoke Saturday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. They have four children, Rickey Leake and wife Pam of North Richland Hills, Randy Leake and wife Terry of Keller, Vicki Leake of Decatur and Joe Leake and wife Donna of Decatur. They have 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Jack is retired from the Texas Department of Transportation. Reba has a childcare center in their home. Both are members of Grace Baptist Church in Decatur.

Leake, Jason - Maria de Lourdes Gallegos and Jason Richard Leake
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 8, 2003
Maria de Lourdes Gallegos of Decatur, daughter of Miguel and Margarita Gallegos of Decatur, will marry Jason Richard Leake of Kerrville, son of Ricky and Pam Leake of North Richland Hills and Anne Little of Decatur, on Nov. 8, 2003, at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Decatur. Deacon Art will officiate.
A graduate of Decatur High School, the bride-to-be graduated from the University of North Texas with a major in journalism/advertising and is currently employed by International Academic Credential Evaluators Inc.
The prospective groom is a Decatur High School graduate and is employed at Hughes Supply Inc. in inside sales.

Lewis - Elzie and Ann Lewis
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Feb. 14, 2003
Elzie and Ann Lewis of Jacksboro will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary Feb. 16, 2003, with a reception hosted by their children and grandchildren at the First National Bank Hospitality Room in Jacksboro at 2 p.m.
Lewis and the former Ann Dillard were married Feb. 14, 1953, at the home of Ann’s parents in Decatur.
Elzie is a rancher and a bulldozer operator, and Ann is a homemaker and retired abstract employee. They are both members of the Cundiff Baptist Church.
They have four children, Gevern Lewis Jr. and wife Ronda of Jacksboro, Lynette Shelton and husband Ricky of Longview, Greg Lewis and wife Jenilynn of Jacksboro and Laurie Plaster and husband Todd of Jacksboro. They have seven grandchildren, Nathaniel, Lindsey and Michael Lewis; Laken, Lanna and Leah Plaster and Landon Lewis.

Lindley - Benny Lindley and Trisha Read
Marriage vows to be exchanged August 2, 2003
Trisha Jovan Read, daughter of Bud and Tamre Read of Paradise will marry Benjamin Raymond Lindley of Cottondale, son of Debbie Estes and the late Butch Estes of Cottondale and Thomas and Mellony Lindley of Arlington, on August 2, 2003, at the First Baptist Church of Cottondale. The bride’s grandfather, Floyd Osborne of Marion, Texas, will officiate.
The bride-to-be is a 1999 graduate of Paradise High School and a 2001 graduate of Weatherford College with an Associate of Arts degree in business. She is employed at North Central Texas Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Paradise High School and attended Weatherford College. He is employed at Standard Utilities. The couple will make their home in Cottondale.
Sunday, May 11, 2003

Long - Liv Anna Eisaman and Steven Andrew Long
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 1, 2004
Liv Anna Eisaman of Redondo Beach, Calif., daughter of Joe and Karren Eisaman of Los Angeles, will marry Steven Andrew Long of Redondo Beach, son of Thomas and Ruth Ann Long of Decatur, on May 1, 2004, in Los Angeles. The Rev. Jimmy Bartz will officiate.
The bride elect received a bachelor of arts degree at the University of Southern California and is a public relations manager at Saatchi and Saatchi advertising agency.
The prospective groom received a bachelor of arts degree at St. Edwards University and a master’s degree in counseling psychology at Loyola Marymount University.

Lopes - Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Scott Lopes
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 7, 2003
Jeffrey Scott Lopes of Omaha, Neb. and Nancy Arnold of Decatur were married Sept. 7, 2003, at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua in Maui, Hawaii, on the anniversary of the bride’s grandparents, Billye Jean Townes of San Angelo and the late Vernon Townes, who married Sept. 7, 1947.
The bride is the daughter of Allen and Connie Arnold of Decatur. The groom is the son of John and Carol Lopes of Omaha.
A wedding reception honored the couple Sept. 20 at the Radisson Hotel in Fort Worth.
The bride and groom work in mortgage lending and live in Frisco. They will move to the new home they are building on Lake Lewisville in 2004.
Published Sunday, December 21, 2003

Lopez, Benjamin - Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Lopez
Marriage vows exchanged Oct. 21, 2003
Kristi Lea Green of Bridgeport and Benjamin David Lopez were married Oct. 21, 2003. Jan Morrow officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Tim and Jana Green of Bridgeport.
The groom is the son of Sam and Myra Sasser of Decatur.
The couple reside in Bridgeport.

Lopez, Paul - Paul and Lila Lopez
Fortieth wedding anniversary Feb. 1, 2003
Paul and Lila Lopez of Chico celebrated their fortieth wedding anniversary, Feb. 1, 2003.
Paul Lopez married Lila Cadena Feb. 1, 1963, in Falfurrias.
They have three sons, Jesse and wife Stacy of Corinth, David and wife Marcia of Wichita Falls and Paul Jr. and wife Lisa of Arlington. They have six grandchildren.
Paul is employed by Shell Pipeline, and Lila is a Mary Kay consultant. The couple attend Living Word Assembly of God Church.

Luman - Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jacob Luman
Marriage vows exchanged May 17, 2003
Lindy Carol Howard of Decatur and Robert Jacob Luman of Irving were married May 17, 2003, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur. David Dickerson, brother-in-law of the bride, officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Gary and Susan Howard of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Gary and Crystal Luman of Irving.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a princess style gown of satin and tulle with pearl beads covering the bodice. The headpiece was a pearl accented headband with a waist-length veil.
The bride carried cream and white wildflowers with roses and baby’s breath.
The matron of honor was Marcy Dickerson, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Amanda Gibson, of Mineral Wells, cousin of the bride and Skylar Howard, of Boyd, niece of the bride. They wore black satin A-line dresses and carried multicolored wildflowers.
Flower girls were Autumn Dickerson and Ashlin Dickerson, nieces of the bride, of Decatur.
Best man was Aaron Luman, brother of the groom, of Irving. Groomsmen were Nate Taylor of Irving and Terrence Holt of Arlington. Ushers were Joshua Luman of Kirbyville and Mitchell Dickery, both cousins of the groom.
The guestbook attendants were Nicole Poole of Arlington and Heather Bishop of Decatur. The organist was Barbara Brooks of Decatur, pianist was Annette Riley of Decatur and soloist was Debbie Russell of Decatur.
A reception was given by the bride’s parents at the church fellowship hall.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2002 graduate of Arlington Baptist College with a bachelor of science degree in education.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of McArthur High School in Irving and is employed by Primerica Financial Services in Dallas.
Following a honeymoon to San Antonio, the couple will live in the Euless, Hurst area.
Sunday, August 24, 2003