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Mawby - Ken and Barbara Mawby
Fortieth wedding anniversary April 4, 2004
Ken and Barbara Mawby of Decatur celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary April 4, 2004.
They were married April 4, 1964, at the Gesu Catholic Church in University Heights, Ohio. They have three children, Karen Johnson of Rowlett, Michelle Thomas of Greenville and Jeff Mawby of Saginaw; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Ken Mawby has been fleet manager at James Wood Motors in Decatur for 14 years. Barbara Mawby retired from The Club at Runaway Bay.
The couple celebrated by reaffirming their wedding vows. Berl Pedigo officiated.
Published Sunday, April 25, 2004

McCue - Mr. and Mrs. Justin Ronald McCue
Marriage vows exchanged April 30, 2004
Paisli Amberlynn Golden and Justin Ronald McCue were married April 30, 2004. Kay Swaim, justice of the peace, officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Chris and Sharon Tillery of Chico. The groom is the son of Gary McCue.
A reception was given by the bride’s parents.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Chico High School and a 2002 graduate of North Central Texas College. She is employed by Sunny Hills Nursing Center.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of Grafton High School and is in the U.S. Army.
After a wedding trip to Eureka Springs, Ark., the couple reside in Chico.
Published Sunday, June 13, 2004

McFerrin - Brandi Calhoun and Chip McFerrin
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 12, 2004
Danni “Brandi” Leigh Calhoun, daughter of Danny and Pam Calhoun of Bridgeport, will marry Christopher “Chip” Travis McFerrin, son of Harold and Peggy McFerrin of Decatur, on June 12, 2004, at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Jacksboro. A reception at The Club at Runaway Bay will follow.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Jacksboro High School and will graduate from the University of North Texas with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology in the fall. She is the granddaughter of JoAnn Moses of Hallsville, Kenneth Monts of Gilmer and Mr. and Mrs. James Calhoun of Jacksboro.
The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2000 graduate of the University of North Texas with a degree in business administration. He has been in the banking industry for more than nine years. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Hoyett Hobbs of Tolar.
Published Sunday, April 25, 2004

McFerrin (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Christopher McFerrin
Marriage vows exchanged June 12, 2004
Danni “Brandi” Leigh Calhoun and Christopher “Chip” Travis McFerrin were married June 12, 2004, at the First Baptist Church of Jacksboro. The Rev. Will Aston of Antelope Baptist Church officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Danny and Pam Calhoun of Bridgeport and the granddaughter of James and Juanita Calhoun of Jacksboro, Jo Ann Moses of Hallsville and Kenneth Monts of Gilmer.
The groom is the son of Harold and Peggy McFerrin of Decatur and the grandson of Hoyett and Beth Hobbs of Tolar.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless designer ball gown featuring a scalloped bodice embellished with hand-sewn pearls and authentic crystals on Alencon lace. The full satin skirt was topped with a tulle overlay of Alencon lace accents and a chapel-length train.
She carried a bouquet of aliza pink roses.
The maid of honor was Whitney Clay of Spade. Bridesmaids were Lacey Calhoun of Katy, cousin of the bride, Pamela Wolfe of Runaway Bay and Sharla Douglas of Decatur and Melanye Ballard of Mansfield, both sisters of the groom. Junior bridesmaid was Cara Martin of Hallsville, cousin of the bride. The honor attendants wore strapless floor-length rose petal satin gowns with matching shawls and carried bouquets of white roses.
Flower girl was Loughlin Douglas of Decatur, niece of the groom. She wore a sleeveless white tea-length dress with a beaded lace bodice and full organza skirt. She carried a basket filled with pink rose petals.
The best man was Ian Douglas of Decatur, brother-in-law of the groom. Groomsmen were Brandon Calhoun of Waco, brother of the bride, Jacob King of Denton, Robby Brooks of Decatur and Kelly Ballard of Mansfield, brother-in-law of the groom. Junior groomsman was Cole Picha of Mansfield, nephew of the groom.
Ring bearer was Liam Douglas of Decatur, nephew of the groom.
Ushers were Clay Whetsell of Decatur, Dustin Dunlap of Jacksboro, Ray Mounts of Hallsville, uncle of the bride, and Ryan Monts and Chase Monts, both of Hallsville and cousins of the bride.
Candlelighters were Zach Monts and Colton Martin, both of Hallsville and cousins of the bride. Soloist was Jane Ann Rhoten of Jackboro, pianist was Cindy Brooks of Decatur and organist was Becky DuBois of Jacksboro. The sound director was Therrol DuBois and coordinator was Charlotte Brandenburg, both of Jacksboro.
Guestbook attendants were Kaitlin Martin of Hallsville, cousin of the bride. Bookmarks and programs were presented to guests by Deryk Poynor and Bristyn Dunlap, both of Jacksboro.
A dinner reception was hosted by the bride’s parents at The Club at Runaway Bay. Angi Chapman of Decatur, Bristyn Dunlap, Deryk Poynor and Rhonda Dunlap were servers.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Jacksboro High School. She will graduate from Baylor University in May 2005 with a bachelor of arts degree in political science.
The groom in a 1996 graduate of Decatur High School. He earned a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of North Texas in May 2000. He is employed by First Community Bancshares as regional compliance auditor in Killeen.
Following a honeymoon to Grand Cayman, British West Indies, the couple will reside in Killeen.
Published Sunday, July 12, 2004

McGinnis - Rachel Stabile and Lawrence McGinnis II
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 12, 2004
Rachel Christian Stabile, daughter of Sharon Stabile of Denton and Chris Stabile of Corinth, will marry Lawrence Earl McGinnis II of Denton, son of Larry and Eloisa McGinnis of Paradise, on June 12, 2004, at the Center for Visual Arts in Denton. The Rev. Kent Miller will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University. She is a grduate student at the University of Texas at Arlington and is employed by Denton County MHMR.
The prospective groom is a student at the University of North Texas and is employed at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
Published Sunday, March 28, 2004

McGinnis (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Earl McGinnis II
Marriage vows exchanged June 12, 2004
Rachel Christian Stabile and Lawrence Earl McGinnis II were to be married June 12, 2004, at the Center for Visual Arts in Denton. The Rev. Kent Miller officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Sharon Stabile-Davis of Denton and Chris Stabile of Corinth.
The groom is the son of Larry and Elrisa McGinnis of Paradise.
Escorted by her father and stepfather, Brandt Davis, the bride wore a floorlength gown with a fitted bodice of mocha satin overlaid with ivory lace with seed pearls. Her headpiece was ivory tulle trimmed with ivory satin.
She carried a cascade of eucalyptus, berries, white orchids and dark pink protea.
Maid of honor was K.J. Day of Denton. Bridesmatrons were Erin Stabile Quy of Denton, the bride’s sister, and Shirley Richardson of Bridgeport, the bride’s sister-in-law. Bridemaids were Kate Stabile of Denton, Courtney Stabile of Fort Worth and Angela Krauz of Corinth.
The bridemaids wore floor-length satin dresses in varying colors of lilac and pink and carried misty blue and pink protea bouquets.
Best men was Babe Bigley of Denton and Rusty Nunnelee of Irving. Groomsmen were David Killpack, Gary Bigley, Walker Stabile and Mike Richardson.
Ushers were Peter Travis of Pittsfield, Mass., and Mikey Richardson of Bridgeport.
Flower girl was Maggie Quy of Denton, niece of the bride. Ringbearer was Nicholas Richardson of Bridgeport, nephew of the groom.
The reception was at the Center for Visual Arts, given by the bride’s mother and stepfather.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University and is a graduate student at the University of Texas at Arlington. She is employed by Denton County MHMR.
The prospective groom is a student at the University of North Texas. He is employed by UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
After a wedding trip to British Columbia, the couple will live in Denton.
Published Sunday, June 13, 2004

McGlynn - April Prill and Wesley McGlynn
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 25, 2004
April Charlace Prill of Keller will marry Wesley Jason McGlynn of Keller on Sept. 25, 2004, at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Chuck and Karen Prill of Keller and Stan Mulford of Corinth. She graduated from Decatur High School in 1998 and completed a bachelor of science degree in merchandising at the University of North Texas in 2003. She works for Neiman Marcus Direct.
The prospective groom is the son of Jim and Laura McGlynn of Sherman. He graduated from Tom Bean High School in 1995 and completed a bachelor of science degree in electronic engineering at the University of North Texas in 2001. He is employed by Nokia.
Published Sunday, July 18, 2004

McWilliams - Misty Gayan and Lance McWilliams
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 13, 2004
Misty Suzanne Gayan of Stephenville, daughter of Dale and Susie Gayan of Paradise, will marry Lance Kyle McWilliams of Stephenville, son of Lance and Terry McWilliams of Roby, on March 13, 2004, at the First Baptist Church of Cottondale.
The bride elect is a graduate of Paradise High School.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Roby High School.
Both are attending Tarleton State University.
Published Sunday, February 15, 2004

Miller, George Frances, Jr. - Vicki Lynn Wilson and George Frances Miller Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 3, 2004
Vicki Lynn Wilson of Fort Worth, daughter of Linda Wilson of Saginaw and Alan and Sherry Wilson of Cottondale, will marry George Frances Miller Jr. of Fort Worth, son of David and Donna Enos of Haltom City, on April 3, 2004, at Pecan Creek Arena in Cottondale. The Revs. Jerry and Linda Tedder of Hilltop Assembly of God Church will officiate.
The bride elect is a graduate of the University of North Texas and is employed at Birdville Independent School District.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Haltom High School and is employed by the city of Grapevine.
Published Sunday, March 1, 2004

Miller, George Frances, Jr. (2)- Mr. and Mrs. George Frances Miller Jr.
Marriage vows exchanged April 3, 2004
Vicki Lynn Wilson of Fort Worth and George Frances Miller Jr. of Fort Worth were married April 3, 2004, in an afternoon ceremony at Pecan Creek Arena in Cottondale.
Reverends Jerry and Linda Tedder of Hilltop Assembly of God officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Alan Wilson of Cottondale and Linda Wilson of Saginaw.
The groom is the son of Donna Enos of Haltom City.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin gown with an empire waist. Her rhinestone and pearl tiara had a fingertip veil. Her flowers included gerber daisies, lipstick roses, yellow button mums, forsythia and bear grass to achieve the look of a hand-picked bouquet.
Ashley Karpenko, cousin of the bride, of Fort Worth was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Rebecca Robertson of Fort Worth, Maritza Weise of North Richland Hills, MaryAnn Miller, sister-in-law of the groom of Haltom City, and Christina Lincoln of Fort Worth.
All bridesmaids wore cranberry dresses. They wore balck sequin shoes and carried yellow and orange gerber daisies with lipstick roses and bear grass.
Best man was Marc Miller, brother of the groom of Haltom City.
Groomsmen were David Enos, step-father of the groom of Haltom City; Cody Miller, nephew of the Groom of Haltom City; A.J. Wilson, brother of the bride of Cottondale; and Colton Miller, nephew of the the groom of Haltom City.
Flower girls were Sarah Stewart, daughter of Scott and Janet Stewart, cousin of the bride of Fort Worth; Allison Stephens, daughter of Donnie and Kelly Stephens of Haltom City; and Morgan Washington, daughter of Keith and Cheryl Washington of North Richland Hills.
Ringer bearers were Travis Stewart, son of Scott and Janet Stewart, cousin of the bride of Fort Worth and Kyle Stewart, son of Mike and Lorie Stewart, cousin of the bride of Haslet.
Guest book attendant was Delbra Buyers of Bedford.
Soloist was Jennifer Larson of Haltom City.
A reception, given by the bride and groom’s families, was held at the barn at Pecan Creek Arena.
Servers were Linda Pierce and Carol Snow, aunts of the groom of Haltom City.
After a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico, the couple reside in Fort Worth.
The bride graduated from the University of North Texas in 1997 with a degree in education and works for Birdville ISD.
The groom graduated Haltom High School in 1989 and works for the city of Grapevine.
Published Sunday, May 2, 2004

Miller, Jimmy Robert - Mary Hannah Killen and Jimmy Robert Miller
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 16, 2004
Mary Hannah Killen of Decatur, daughter of Mike and Janetta Killen of Decatur, will marry Jimmy Robert Miller of Decatur, son of Jimmy and Laurie Miller of Decatur and Mark and Anne Ham of Boyd, Oct. 16, 2004, at the home of James and Shirley Wood, the bride-elect’s grandparents. Allen Bates of Victory Family Church will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from San Marcos Baptist Academy, where she earned the dean’s award as a junior. She is enrolled at the University of North Texas pursuing a degree in pre-medicine.
The prospective groom studied small engine repair at Tarrant County College. He is employed at Trinity Materials in Boyd.
Published Sunday, July 18, 2004

Miller, Justin - Mr. and Mrs. Justin Miller
Marriage vows exchanged April 17, 2004
Kasey Lynn Matthews and Justin Mark Miller, both of Denton, were married in a double ring ceremony April 17, 2004 at Heritage House of Cedar Hill. The Rev. Paul Nichols officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Gail Matthews of Alvord and Rusty Matthews of Daphne, Ala.
The groom is the son of Glenn and Mary Miller of Midlothian.
Escorted by her mother, the bride wore an ivory satin halter wedding gown with a sweep train as well as something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. The ivory flower petal design headpiece belonged to her grandmother on her wedding day 52 years ago and was attached to a new elbow length veil of tulle and seed pearls. She wore a gold and garnet necklace borrowed from her mother and a blue crystal hairpin in her hair.
The bride carried a bouquet of white irises, and the garden ceremony and reception area were decorated with shades of purple irises and tulips.
Usher was Dusty Matthews, brother of the bride.
The bride’s parents gave a reception at Heritage House of Cedar Hill where servers were the bride’s sisters, Wendy and Heather Matthews and the groom’s sister, Leslie Miller.
After a wedding trip to Sante Fe, N.M., the couple live in Lewisville.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of Alvord High School. She works at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.
The groom is a 2002 graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and works for Methodist Health Systems of Dallas.
Published Sunday, May 30, 2004

Moore, George, Jr. - Patricia (Ivey) and George Moore Jr.
Fortieth wedding anniversary Aug. 23, 2004
Patricia and George Moore, Jr. of Bridgeport will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Aug. 21, 2004, with a party at their home hosted by their children.
The former Patricia Ivey and George Moore, Jr. were married Aug. 23, 1964, at the First United Methodist Church in Belton.
They have two sons, Clark and David Moore. Clark, his wife, Michele, and their daughter, Clara live in Belton. David, his wife, Melissa, and their daughters, Emma, Libby and Gracie live in Jacksboro.
George Moore is a parole officer for the state of Texas and Patricia is a counselor at Decatur High School.
They are both members of the First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport.
Published Sunday, August 15, 2004

Moore, Tye Paul - Melynda Michele Tidwell and Tye Paul Moore
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 18, 2004
Melynda Michele Tidwell of Roanoke, daughter of Mike and Lynda Tidwell of Roanoke, will marry Tye Paul Moore, son of J.P. Moore of Justin and Brenda Moore of Trophy Club, on June 18, 2004, in the Grapevine Church of Christ.
The bride-elect and prospective groom are graduates of Northwest High School and are seniors at Howard Payne University in Brownwood.
Published Sunday, April 18, 2004

Morris - Leroy and Dena Morris
Fiftieth wedding anniversary April 18, 2004
Leroy and Dena Morris of Gordonville renewed their marriage vows April 18 in honor of their fiftieth wedding anniversary.
The Rev. Kenneth Emerson who married Leroy Morris and the former Dena Berry April 15, 1954 at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Alvord will officiated the renewal of vows.
The couple’s children will hosted a reception following.
They have a daughter, DeAnna Gayle Leopold of Fairview and two sons, Donald Leroy Morris of Sulfur, Okla., and Douglas Robert Morris of Decatur. They also have six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Leroy was a tax collector for Alvord ISD.
Dena was a tax collector for Decatur ISD.
They are both members of First Baptist Church of Gordonville.
Published Sunday, April 25, 2004

Mosley - LeAnna Alvey and David Mosley
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 21, 2005
LeAnna Joyce Alvey of Fort Worth, daughter of Anita Alvey of Fort Worth, will marry David Scott Mosley of Decatur, son of David and Cheryl Mosley of Decatur, on May 21, 2005, in Decatur. The Revs. L. D. Alvey and Don Spain will officiate.
The bride-elect attended Haltom High School and works for Dillards.
The prospective groom attended Decatur High School and works at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.
Published Sunday, December 26, 2004

Moss - Emory and Litha Moss
Fiftieth wedding anniversary March 14, 2004
Emory and Litha Moss of Decatur celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Greenwood Baptist Church. They were married March 14, 1954.
Emory Moss retired from Lone Star Gas. Litha Moss retired from Wal-Mart.
They have six daughters, Betty Throneberry of Dixon, Mo., Mary Robinson of Waxahachie and Debbie Smith, Sarah Moss, Bobbie Hendrix and Nancy Resma, all of Decatur. They have 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, April 4, 2004

Mossing - Linda Chantel Anderson and Nicholas Charles Mossing
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 26, 2004
Linda Chantel Anderson of Henderson, daughter of Billy and Laura Anderson of Henderson and granddaughter of Peggy Anderson of Decatur, will marry Nicholas Charles Mossing of Toledo, Ohio, son of Charles and Ann Mossing of Toledo, Ohio, on Nov. 26, 2004, at St. Mary’s Church in Assumption, Ohio.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Henderson High School and a 2002 graduate of Texas Woman’s University. She will graduate with a master’s degree from Touro University International this fall. She is second lieutenant and communications officer in the United States Air Force.
The prospective groom is a 1995 graduate of St. Mary DeSales in Toledo, Ohio, and a 1999 graduate of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. He earned his graduate degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. He is a captain and communications officer in the United States Air Force.
Published Sunday, July 25, 2004

Mowery - Jessica Lee Hofacket and Derrick Lynn Mowery
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 24, 2004
Jessica Lee Hofacket of Chico, daughter of Coit and Melanie Harris of Chico and Cory and Linda Hofacket of Mertzon, will marry Derrick Lynn Mowery of Chico, son of Walt and Brenda Mowery of Chico, on July 24, 2004, in Bridgeport. Michael Whittle will officiate.
The bride-elect will graduate from Chico High School in May and will attend North Central Texas College in the fall to pursue a degree in early childhood education.
The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Chico High School and is currently a student at North Central Texas College.
The couple will live in Denton where the prospective groom is employed by Peterbilt Motor Company.
Published Sunday, May 16, 2004

Mowery (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Derrick Lynn Mowery
Marriage vows exchanged July 24, 2004
Jessica Lee Hofacket and Derrick Lynn Mowery, both of Chico, were married in a double ring ceremony on July 24, 2004. at First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Michael Whittle officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Cory and Linda Hofacket of Mertzon and Coit and Melanie Harris of Chico.
The groom is the son of Walt and Brenda Mowery of Chico.
Escorted by her father and stepfather, the bride wore a halter-style gown with a purple beaded organza bodice and chapel-length train. She also wore a a tiara and fingertip veil.
She carried a multi-floral bouquet wrapped in satin.
Maid of honor was Shiloh Hofacket, sister of the bride of Chico. Bridesmaids were Amy Aueline and Breann Hand. They wore floor-length orchid dresses and carried multi-floral bouquets wrapped in satin.
Flower girls were Bandi and Rheason Leverett, daughters of BJ and Stacy Leverett of Chico.
Candlelighters were Ashley Smith and Joli Buckner.
Best man was Pate Cayce, cousin of the groom of Chico. Groomsmen were Amon and Steven Cox.
Ushers were John Harris, the bride’s stepbrother and Calvin Morales, groom’s cousin.
Guest book attendants were Casey Loper, Chris Richey, Rachel Ferguson and Kate Moss of Chico.
Organist was Barbara Luster.
Soloist was Crystal Mowery, groom’s sister of Chico.
A reception was given by the bride’s parents at First United Methodist Church. Servers were Jada Forgy, Kristal Evans, Kate Moss, Rachel Ferguson, Michelle Moore, Joli Buckner and Ashley Smith.
After a wedding trip to Dallas, the couple will live in Denton.
The bride graduated from Chico High School in 2004 and is attending North Central Texas College in Corinth.
The groom graduated from Chico High School in 2002 and works for Peterbuilt Motor Company in Denton.
Published Sunday, September 26, 2004

Munns - Karen Elizabeth Harmon and Michael Glen Munns
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 10, 2004
Karen Elizabeth Harmon of Cameron, daughter of Kevin and Betty Harmon of Cameron, will marry Michael Glen Munns of Bridgeport, son of Bill Davidson of Paradise and Donald and Margaret Munns of Sacramento, Calif., on April 10, 2004, at the Dallie Rose Inn in Cameron.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Don Harmon of Copperas Cove.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mary Harrison of Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, January 18, 2004

Murray - Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Maurice Murray
Marriage vows exchanged May 12, 2004
Tricia Lin Holt, formerly of Decatur, and Kenneth Murray of Irving, were married May 12, 2004, in a double ring ceremony on Waimanalo Beach in Hawaii. The Rev. Kermit Rydell officiated.
After a wedding trip to Waikiki, Hawaii, the couple reside in Irving. The bride previously worked for Poco Graphite. Both she and the groom are employed with All State Insurance Company in Irving.
Published Sunday, June 6, 2004

Myers - Rhonda Crabtree and Russell Myers
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 17, 2004
Rhonda Crabtree and Russell Myers, both of Bowie will be married July 17, 2004, at Greenwood Church of Christ. Phil Sams will officiate. A reception will follow at the Decatur Civic Center.
The bride elect is the daughter of Cheryl and Derek Walls of Crafton. She is a 2002 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed by Wise Regional Health System.
The prospective groom is the son of Melissa Roscoe of Alvord and Kelly and Sara Myers of Decatur. He attended Slidell High School and is employed by Richey Oilfield Construction.
Published Sunday, May 30, 2004

Myers (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Russell Myers
Marriage vows exchanged July 17, 2004
Rhonda Louise Crabtree and Russell Lynn Myers, both of Decatur were married at 6 p.m. July 17, 2004, at the Greenwood Church of Christ. Phil Sams officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Cheryl and Derek Walls of Crafton.
The groom is the son of Melissa Roscoe of Alvord and Kelly and Sara Myers of Decatur.
Escorted by her grandfather, Eddie Tuggle of Newark, the bride wore a floor-length satin halter gown in white with a tulle skirt and corset bodice with beaded Alencon lace and train. Her headpiece was a tiara accented with pearls and a three-layered elbow-length veil. She carried a bouquet of pale pink roses.
Maid of honor was Melissa McClain of Bridgeport. Bridesmaids were cousins of the bride Jennifer Wetzel of Newark, and Natalie and Kassi Romero of Springtown and sister of the groom, Cheyenne Roscoe of Alvord.
Attendants wore floor-length pale pink halter-style dresses and carried bouquets of pink roses.
Flower girl was Kathy Romero, cousin of the bride and daughter of Edward and Fay Romero of Springtown.
Best man was Scott Myers, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Clay and Trent Myers of Decatur and Bo Roscoe of Alvord, all brothers of the groom, and Justin Carlton of Decatur, brother of the bride.
Ushers were Richie Wetzel of Newark, cousin of the bride and Chris Read of Bridgeport.
Guest book attendant was Kellie Porter of Decatur.
A reception was held at the Decatur Civic Center.
Following a wedding trip to Mexico, the couple will live in Decatur.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of Decatur High School and works for Wise Regional Health System.
The groom attended Slidell High School and works for Richey Oilfield Construction.
Published Sunday, September 26, 2004

Noble - Lannie and Danita Noble
Twenty-fifth wedding anniversary Feb. 15, 2004
Lannie and Danita Noble of Paradise will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Feb. 15. Their sons will host a private reception in Springtown.
Lannie and the former Danita Brown were married Feb. 14, 1979, in Fort Worth.
Lannie Noble is employed at the Wise County Tax Assessors Office and is the scoutmaster for Troop 37 in Haltom City. Danita Noble is director of food services at Paradise ISD.
They have two sons, Shawn Price of Weatherford and Justin Noble and wife, Holly, of Dallas.
Published Sunday, February 8, 2004

Ortega - Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ortega
Marriage vows exchanged June 19, 2004
Amber Celeste Young of Rhome and Frank Ortega of Denton were married June 19, 2004, at The Club at Runaway Bay. Richard W. Cleghorn and Michael Stephenson of the Rhome Assembly of God church officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Richard and Beki Young of Rhome.
The groom is the son of Tim Sr. and Minnie Ortega of Fort Worth.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a candlelight halter-style wedding gown with a chapel-length train. It was made of organza-covered silk and the bodice and train were adorned with seed pearls and sequins. Her headpiece was a candlelight crown of seed pearls and Austrian crystals with a complementary veil.
The bride carried pink and ivory roses and calla lilies.
The matrons of honor were Heather Lee of Fort Worth, sister of the bride, and Cicily Word of Rhome, cousin of the bride. Bridesmatrons were Tanya Ledger of Rhome, cousin of the bride, and Shanna Young of Lake Jackson, sister-in-law of the bride. The honor attendants wore white or pink tops with pink organza-covered silk tea-length skirts.
Flower girls were Falon Word of Rhome, daughter of Chris and Cicily Word, cousin of the bride, and Rebecca Lee of Fort Worth, daughter of Heather and Randy Lee, niece of the bride.
Ringbearers were Frankie Ortega of Denton, son of the groom and Braden Ledger, son of Tanya and Priestly Ledger of Rhome, cousin of the bride.
Best man was Tim Ortega Sr. of Fort Worth, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Tim Ortega Jr. and Joel Ortega, both of Fort Worth and brothers of the groom, and Ralph Morales of Grand Prairie.
The guestbook attendant was Britney Miller of Decatur, and flutist and soloist was Amanda Hughes of Rhome.
A reception was given by the bride’s parents at The Club at Runaway Bay.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Texas A&M University. She is a Spanish teacher at Chisholm Trail Middle School.
The groom is a 1989 graduate of Northside High School. He is a supervisor at Chaney Trucking.
Following a honeymoon to Honolulu, Hawaii, the couple reside in the Blue Mound/Haslet area.
Published Sunday, July 12, 2004

Parker - Lora Ann Cady and Stephen Parker
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 2, 2004
Lora Ann Cady of Dallas, daughter of Kenneth and Joanne Gillespie of Dallas, will marry Stephen Long Parker of Lewisville, son of Randy and Susanne Parker of Decatur and grandson of Charles and Lavaga Long of Decatur, on Oct. 2, 2004. The ceremony will take place at the First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth with Dr. Rusty Hedges of Irving First United Methodist Church and Dr. Lamar Smith of First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth officiating.
The bride-elect is a 1996 Irving MacArthur High School graduate and a 2000 graduate of the University of Texas with a bachelor of science degree in corporate communications. She is employed by Range Online Media, an online advertising agency in the Fort Worth Stockyards.
The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2002 graduate of the University of Texas with a bachelor of arts degree in economics. While at UT, he was a member of the Silver Spurs and played on the UT rugby team. He is employed as an account executive for Countrywide Mortgage in Plano.
Published Sunday, June 20, 2004

Parker (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Long Parker
Marriage vows exchanged Oct. 2, 2004
Lora Ann Cady of Dallas and Stephen Long Parker of Lewisville were married Oct. 2, 2004, at the First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth. Dr. Rusty Hedges of the First United Methodist Church of Irving and Dr. Lamar Smith of the First United Methodist Church Fort Worth officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Ken and Joanne Gillespie of Dallas. She is the granddaughter of James and Elaine Gillespie of Stephenville and Harmony Kim of South Korea.
The groom is the son of Randy and Susanne Parker of Decatur. He is the grandson of Charles and Lavaga Long of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white, silk, strapless ballroom gown with a fitted bodice and a cathedral length train and matching cathedral length veil. She carried a bouquet of rust, red and terra cotta miniature calla lilies, roses and berries.
Matron of honor was Melodi Trip of Bedford. Bridesmaids were Kerry Aldridge of Fort Worth, Raina Bayas of Los Angeles, Calif., Krissy Bertrand of Houston, Jennifer Howard of Irving and Delia Darza, Jodi Keefer and Neely Rogers, all of Austin. The honor attendants wore red, strapless full-length gowns and carried bouquets of red roses, miniature callas, lilies and berries.
Flower girls were Claire Funck, cousin of the groom, daughter of Buddy and Christine Funck of Argyle, Addisyn and Sydney Goodson, cousins of the groom, daughters of Jamie and Carmen Goodson of Argyle, and Abbi Williamson, cousin of the groom, daughter of Ben and Marnie Williamson of Lawton, Okla. They wore white dresses with floral headbands and carried ball bouquets of red roses, miniature callas, lilies and berries.
Ringbearer was Parker Hicks, cousin of the groom, son of Larry and Donnettee Hicks of Alvord.
Best man was Patrick Parker of Dallas, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Rick Mills of Houston, T.J. Ringel and Allen Vetrosky, both of Fairfield, Conn., Rusty Terrell and Cissco Tobar, both of Fort Worth, Jake Williamson of Austin, cousin of the groom, Landon Wren of Lewisville and Ben Williamson of Lawton, Okla.
Ushers were Trey Chavez, Mark Fuentes and Stacy Silvers, all of Dallas, Josh Fostel of Abilene, Mark Kreitz of Houston and Kyle Williams of Fort Worth, cousin of the groom.
Guestbook attendant was LaToya Parker, cousin of the groom, daughter of Brent and Cindy Parker of Wichita Falls. Organist was Aaron Medina of Fort Worth, pianist was Chris Rathburn and soloist was Julie Pummill, both of Fort Worth.
A reception was hosted by the bride and groom at the Texas and Pacific train station in Fort Worth.
The bride is a 1996 graduate of Irving MacArthur High School and a 2000 graduate of the University of Texas. She is employed by Range Online Media in Fort Worth.
The groom is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2002 graduate of the University of Texas where he was a member of the Silver Spurs and played on the rugby team. He is employed by Countrywide Home Loans in Plano.
Following a honeymoon to Rome and Venice, Italy, the couple live in Grapevine.
Published Sunday, November 21, 2004

Pearce - Miles and Marcy Pearce
Sixtieth wedding anniversary Aug. 1, 2004
Miles and Marcy (Bailey) Pearce of Bridgeport will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a party hosted by their family on Sunday, Aug. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lion’s Club Hall in Bridgeport. Friends are invited to attend.
Pearce and the former Marcy Bailey were married Aug. 1, 1944, in San Antonio.
Miles Pearce is a retired oil field worker and is a member of the Masonic Lodge of Texas, Balsora Baptist Church, Past Patron of the Easter Star and Optimist Club.
Marcy Pearce is a a nurse. She is a member of Balsora Baptist Church, Past Matron of Easter Star and National Organization of Office Nurses.
They have four children, Kay Whisnand of Electra, Miki Campbell of Bridgeport and Mike Pearce and Johanna Roberts, both of Chico; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, August 1, 2004

Peek - Jennifer Jordan and Christopher Peek
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 13, 2004
Jennifer Jordan of Albany, daughter of Fred and Lucretia Jordan of Albany, will marry Christopher Peek of Rhome, son of Jim and Jan Peek of Rhome, on March 13, 2004, at the First Christian Church in Albany.
A 1999 graduate of Albany High School, the bride elect attends Tarleton State University and is student teaching at Boyd High School. She is employed with Merle Norman of Stephenville.
The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Northwest High School and attended Tarleton State University. He is a graduate of the Mineral Wells Police Academy and is employed by the Wise County Sheriff’s Department.
Published Sunday, February 8, 2004

Peek (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Christopher James Peek
Marriage vows exchanged March 13, 2004
Jennifer Lynn Jordan of Stephenville and Christopher James Peek of Rhome were married in a double ring ceremony March 13, 2004, at First Christian Church in Albany. George Randall of the First Christian Church officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Fred and Lucretia Jordan of Albany.
The groom is the son of Jim and Jan Peek of Rhome.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin fitted bodice trimmed with lavender beading, a full skirt of white tulle and a rhinestone headpiece with long white veil. She carried a red rose bouquet with berries.
Maid of honor was Jennifer Karlovich of Hattisburg, Miss.
Bridesmaids were Jessica Peek of Rhome, sister of the groom, Rachel Howard of Abilene, and Dawn Ashcraft of Rogers, Rebekah Lloyd of Cordova, Tenn., and Dusty Wilson of Brownwood, all three cousins of the bride.
They wore red ming bodices with full-length skirts of red bridal satin and carried white casablanca lilies.
Best man was John McCurdy of Grapevine.
Groomsmen were Evert and Lance Jordan of Albany, brothers of the groom, and Matthew Milner, Lloyd Carroll and Dallas Sims, all of Stephenville.
Ushers were J.J. Jordan of Rogers and Cameron Lloyd of Cordova, cousins of the bride.
Flutist was Maria Yestal of New York City and soloist was Penny Stewart of Ozona.
The bride’s parents gave a reception at the Whitney Theater. Servers were Carolyn Weiss of Plano, aunt of the groom, and Donna Jordan of Rogers and Whitney Lloyd of Cordova, aunts of the bride.
The groom attended Tarleton State University and is a graduate of Mineral Wells Police Academy. He works as a deputy for the Wise County Sheriff’s Department.
The bride is a senior at Tarleton.
After a wedding trip to Fredricksburg, the couple will reside in Rhome.
Published Sunday, July 18, 2004

Pittman - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pittman
Marriage vows exchanged May 1, 2004
Dakota Renee’ Blassingame of Alvord and Charles Allen Pittman of Alvord were married in an outdoor, double ring ceremony May 1, 2004, at MD Resort in Boyd. The Rev. Ernie Patterson officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Rickey and Brenda Blassingame of Sunset.
The groom is the son of Al and Billie Pittman of Alvord.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white strapless satin gown and carried red roses and white tulips.
Her maid of honor was Catherine Nivens of Dallas. Bridesmaids were Kylie Slaten of Sunset and Kim Abbott of Alvord.
They wore black satin gowns and carried white daisies with red tulips.
Best man was Bubba Johnston of Alvord.
Groomsmen were Michael McKinney and Terry Abbott, both of Alvord, and Shonn Blassingame, brother of the bride, of Sunset.
Flower girls were Aubrea Pittman, daughter of the groom, and Karsen Blassingame, daughter of the bride.
Ringbearers were Cody Whitesell, son of Kelly Yancy, cousin of the bride, of Garland, and Shane McKinney, son of Michael and Tracy McKinney of Alvord.
The parents of the bride gave a reception at the MD Resort Party Barn in Aurora.
The couple live in Alvord.
Published Sunday, May 23, 2004

Potter - Shelba Marie Ruddick and Randall Glen Potter
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 6, 2004
Shelba Marie Ruddick of Bridgeport, daughter of Vernon and Shelba Ruddick of Alvord, will marry Randall Glen Potter of Decatur, son of Lucille Potter of Decatur, on March 6, 2004, at the Living Word Assembly of God in Alvord.
A 1987 graduate of Alvord High School, the bride elect is employed with the Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission in Denton.
The prospective groom is a 1980 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed by Water’s Sign Company in Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, March 1, 2004

Ray - R.D. and Margaret Ray
Sixty-fifth wedding anniversary Dec, 3, 2004
R.D. and Margaret Ray of Decatur celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Dec. 3, 2004.
R.D. and the former Margaret Lutz were married Dec. 3, 1939, in Fort Worth at the home of Margaret’s parents.
They have two children, Andrew Ray of Decatur and Marietta Gillespie and husband, Marshall, of Boyd and a nephew, Rodger Ford of Mabank. They also have two grandchildren, Lisa DeLacruz of The Colony and Bryan Gillespie of Lubbock.
R.D. is retired from Star Tank in Rhome. He was a deacon, music director, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a member of Riders for Christ and did missionary work.
Margaret was a pianist. Both are members of Central Baptist Church.
Published Sunday, December 5, 2004

Reeves - Lori Perrymore and Stephen Reeves
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 28, 2004
Lori E. Perrymore of Decatur will marry Stephen A. Reeves of Decatur on Aug. 28, 2004, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
The prospective groom is the son of Dwight and Donna Reeves of Decatur. He is a graduate of Decatur High School and Texas State Technical College. He owns and operates Reeves Automotive in Decatur.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Charles and Florence O’Bryan of Denton and Betty Perrymore of Eufaula, Okla. She is a graduate of Grandview High School in Grandview, Mo., Texas Woman’s University and Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. She has a law office in Decatur.
Published Sunday, July 4, 2004

Revell - Wendy Jo Hays and Matthew Dale Revell
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 11, 2004
Wendy Jo Hays of Decatur, daughter of Bill and Sandy Wilbur of Decatur, will marry Matthew Dale Revell of Lewisville, son of Dale and Jane Revell of Omaha, Neb., on April 11, 2004, at Paradise Cove on Lake Grapevine. The Rev. J.D. Frazier will officiate.
The bride elect is a graduate of Boyd High School and the Ogle School of Cosmetology. She is employed as a hair designer at Terrace Retreat Spa at Southlake Town Center in Southlake.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Millard West High School in Omaha and Baylor University in Waco, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He is employed as a financial analyst for Citi-Financial.
Published Sunday, March 28, 2004

Revell (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Revell
Marriage vows exchanged April 11, 2004
Wendy Jo Hays and Matthew Dale Revell of Lewisville were married in a double ring ceremony at 7 p.m. on April 11, 2004, at Fellowship Church in Grapevine. J.D. Frazier officiated
The bride is the daughter of Bill and Sandy Wilbur of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Dale and Jane Revell of Omaha, Neb.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a Maggie Sottero original corset gown with a dropped waist and removable halter straps. The double chiffon gown was embellished with Swarovski crystals.
A Swarovski broach was worn on the dropped waist gathering. The bride wore the dress with halter straps and flowers in her hair for the ceremony and removed the straps and wore a tiara in her hair for the reception. She carried cala lilies accented with bear grass.
The matron of honor was Tracy Jackson, sister of the bride of Irving. Maid of honor was Sierra Hays, daughter of the bride. Bridesmaid was Jamie Leathers of North Carolina. Bridesmatron was Jesse Hughes of Lewisville.
They wore floor length black chiffon gowns with chapel trains and carried cala lilies and bear grass.
Flower girl was Maddison Turner, daughter of Nicole Turner of North Carolina.
Ring bearer was Sebastian Fulbright, son of the bride.
Best man was Chad Culpepper of Lewisville.
Groomsmen were Eric Loyd of Dallas, Chris Washburn, brother-in-law of the groom of Omaha, and Jason Jackson, brother-in-law of the bride of Irving.
Tracy Jackson of Irving was soloist.
The band Anderson’s played and Atlas Pyrotechnics did a fireworks display at the reception at Paradise Cove given by the parents of the bride.
After a wedding trip to Kauai, Hawaii, the couple will live in Keller.
The bride graduated from Boyd High School, attended college in Weatherford and graduated from Ogle Cosmetology School in Arlington. She works as a hairstylist for Terrace Retreat in Southlake.
The groom attended high school in Omaha, and graduated from Baylor University in Waco. He works as a financial analyst for Citibank in Bedford.
Published Sunday, May 23, 2004

Richardson - Brandi Stout and Christopher Richardson
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 10, 2004
Brandi Nicole Stout of Navarre, Fla., daughter of James and Joyce Stout of Lick Creek, Ill., will marry Christoher Craig Richardson, son of Mike and Debbie Richardson of Boyd, on July 10, 2004 in Boyd. Eddie Leavell will officiate at the First Baptist Church of Boyd.
The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Regan County High School in Big Lake and a 2002 graduate of Angelo State University in San Angelo with a bachelor of arts degree in English. She is employed by Beacon Resort Management as assistant manager of public relations reservations in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Boyd High School and a 2000 graduate of Angelo State University with a bachelor of arts degree in political science. He is a special operations helicopter pilot and officer for the United States Air Force at Hurlburt Field, Fla.
Published Sunday, April 25, 2004

Richardson (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Christopher C. Richardson
Marriage vows exchanged July 10, 2004
Brandi Nicole Stout of Navarre, Fla., and Christopher C. Richardson of Navarre, were married July 10, 2004, at the First Baptist Church of Boyd. The Rev. Mark Autry officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of James and Joyce Stout of Lick Creek, Ill.
The groom is the son of Mike and Debbie Richardson of Boyd.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless ivory and rum pink gown with a small train. She carried a bouquet of ivory roses.
The maid of honor was Julie Sandel of Big Lake. Bridesmaids were Kelly Millward and Stephanie Richardson of Boyd, sister of the groom. The honor attendants wore ballet pink spaghetti-strap dresses with empire waists.
The flower girl was Jordan Bailey of Dongola, Ill., niece of the bride.
The best man was Shane Warnick of San Angelo. Groomsmen were Dale Lightfoot of Elmendorf AFB, Ark., and Thomas Lessner of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Ushers were Scott Cox of Cottondale and Mark Miller of Carrollton.
Candlelighters were Zachery Stout of Lick Creek, brother of the bride, and Kaitlin Bailey of Dongola, Ill., niece of the bride.
A reception was held at the Boyd Community Center.
The bride is 1998 graduate of Regan County High School in Big Lake and a 2002 graduate of Angelo State University in San Angelo. She is employed by First Command Financial.
The groom is a 1996 graduate of Boyd High School and a 2000 graduate of Angelo State University. He is a captain in the United States Air Force.
The couple reside in Navarre.
Published Sunday, November 14, 2004

Riley - Angela Weatherley and Ryan Riley
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 17, 2004
Angela Weatherley of Boyd, daughter of Gary and Barbara Weatherley of Boyd, will marry Ryan Riley of Roanoke, son of Terry Riley of Kamay, on April 17, 2004, at Grace Baptist Church in Boyd. Eddie Milligan will officiate.
The bride elect is a graduate of the University of North Texas. The prospective groom is employed at Tandy Security Systems.
Published Sunday, February 8, 2004

Riley (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Wayne Riley
Marriage vows exchanged April 17, 2004
Angela Jean Weatherley of Boyd and Ryan Wayne Riley of Roanoke were married April 17, 2004, at Grace Baptist Church in Boyd. Eddie Milligan officiated the single ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Gary and Barbara Weatherley of Boyd.
The groom is the son of Terry Riley of Kamay.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white gown with square neck and short sleeves. The bodice and tulle skirt were embellished with pearls.
She carried a bouquet of spring flowers including white lilies, yellow tulips and purple stock.
The matron of honor was Anita Cole, cousin of the bride and bridesmaid was Hali Myers, cousin of the groom. They wore lilac gowns. Flower girls were Hannah Baker, daughter of Staci Baker and Calvin Baker, and Amy Cole, daughter of Jim and Anita Cole. Ringbearer was Isaac Cole, son of Tim and Anita Cole.
The best man was Curtis Riley, brother of the groom and groomsman was Greg Weatherley, brother of the bride. Ushers were Wesley White, Jessie Bartow, Calvin Baker and Mike Brandt.
Guest book attendants were Staci Baker and Kim Fowler. Pianist was David Mack, who was also a soloist. The other soloist was Dwayne Hienseo.
A reception was given by the bride’s parents at the church. The servers were aunts of the bride.
Following a honeymoon at M.D. Resort in Aurora, the couple reside in Roanoke.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Boyd High School and a 2003 graduate of the University of North Texas. She is employed by the IGA Medicine Store as a pharmacy technician.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of Azle High School and is employed as an assistant supervisor by Tandy Security Systems.
Published Sunday, April 25, 2004

Robertson - Gina Davis White and Michael Wayne Robertson
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 11, 2004
Gina Davis White of Paradise, daughter of Ray and Marie Davis of Winnsboro, will marry Michael Wayne Robertson of Paradise, son of Gary and Pedie Robertson of Gardendale, on Sept. 11, 2004, at the A and M Gardens in Azle. Jimmy Kennedy of the Kilgore Church of the Way will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of the Fort Worth School of Massage and owns her own business, Simply Paradise. She has certifications in cranial sacral therapy and is a lifetime member of the Home and Garden Club.
The prospective groom attended Trinity Valley in Kennedale and owns his own business, MIB Plastics, in Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, August 15, 2004

Rose - Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Lennon Rose
Marriage vows exchanged July 10, 2004
Kasey Dawn Lanier and Jacob Lennon Rose, both of Decatur were married July 10, 2004, at the Hilltop Assembly of God Church in Boyd. Brother Fitch officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of John and Jaimie Lanier of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Robert and Deborah Rose of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a full-length white gown with glittering bead detail and long train. She wore a jeweled silver tiara and veil.
She carried a bouquet of mixed bright pink and yellow roses tied together with white ribbon.
Maid of honor was Taren Blevins of Bowie. Bridesmaids were Jessica Vidal of Newark, Hannah Ship, Keri Lanier, sister of the bride; and Katie Horner and Melisa Staley, cousins of the bride, all of Decatur.
The bridesmaids wore full length bright pink dresses. Keri Lanier’s dress was made by her aunt, Janice Gresham of Forestburg.
Flower girl was Chloe Earwood, cousin of the bride and daughter of Kim and Kelvin Earwood. She wore a full-length white dress and tiara. She dropped bright pink rose petals. Candlelighters were Krista Gresham, cousin of the bride of Forestburg and Cheri Sapp of Hurst.
Ringbearer was Hunter Horner, cousin of the bride, of Denton, and the son of Blake and Tracey Horner of Denton. Honorary ringbearer was Shane Miller, cousin of the bride of Greenwood and the son of Guy and Brenda Miller.
Best man was Ricky Rhodes of Decatur. Groomsmen were Brent Rose, brother of the groom; Evan Vidal, brother-in-law of the groom; Jesse Miller, cousin of the bride, of Greenwood and Berek Sanchez and Kevin Jackson, cousin of the groom, of Decatur. Ushers were Robert Mandoza of Saginaw and John Gallant of Newark.
The guestbook attendant was Kyla Teakell of Weatherford. A solo was sung by Teresa Littig.
A reception was hosted by the bride’s parents at Hilltop Assembly of God in Boyd. Reception servers were Kim Fleming of Bowie, Kathy Gyger of Decatur and Belinda Sherman.
The bride is a 2004 Decatur High School graduate and is attending college classes. She is employed at the Wal-Mart photo lab.
The groom is a 2004 Decatur High School graudate and is employed in the Wal-Mart produce department.
Following a short wedding trip to Fort Worth, the couple reside in Decatur.
Published Sunday, August 15, 2004

Ruhs - Valarie Wilson and James Ruhs Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 17, 2005
Valarie Joy Dawn Wilson, daughter of Joe Max and Charlotte Wilson of New Fairview, will marry Ensign James Craig Ruhs Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va., on Sept. 17, 2005, at Fellowship United Methodist Church in Trophy Club. He is the son of Jim and Linda Ruhs of Trophy Club.
The bride-elect received a bachelor of business administration degree in international business and a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish from Texas Tech University where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority.
The prospective groom graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a bachelor of science degree in economics. While attending the academy he earned four letters in soccer and was the team captain his senior year. He is the combat information center officer on board the USS Saipan, based in Norfolk, Va.
Published Sunday, November 21, 2004

Sampler - Stephanie Nichol Buckler and Craig Sampler
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 14, 2004
Stephanie Nichol Buckler of Decatur, daughter of Rick and Monica Richardson of Granbury and David Buckler of Dallas, will marry Craig Sampler of Decatur, son of Eddie and Judy Sampler of Decatur, Aug. 14, 2004, at A&M Gardens in Azle.
The bride-elect attended Midwestern State University and is employed by Blue Star Title Co.
The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Tarrant County Community College and is employed by Hilton Hotels.
Published Sunday, May 16, 2004

Schirripa - Martha Louise Rangel and Salvatore Schirripa
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 15, 2004
Martha Louise Rangel of Scottsdale, Ariz., daughter of Charles and Phyllis Rangel of Alvord, will marry Salvatore Schirripa of Scottsdale, son of Frank and Catherine Schirripa of Boston, Mass., May 15, 2004, at University Christian Church in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect is a 1991 graduate of Decatur High School and a 1995 graduate of Texas A&M University. She is employed with Bank of America in Scottsdale.
The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of Providence College in Rhode Island and is employed as the international sales manager of ATOS ORIGIN in Scottsdale.
Published Sunday, April 4, 2004

Schirripa (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Schirripa
Marriage vows exchanged May 15, 2004
Martha Rangel and Salvatore Schirripa, both of Scottsdale, Ariz., were married May 15, 2004, at the University Christian Church on the Texas Christian University campus in Fort Worth. Dr. Lobaugh officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Charles and Phyllis Rangel of Alvord.
The groom is the son of Frank and Cathy Schirripa of Boston, Mass.
Maid of honor was Laura Stegall of Fort Worth. Bridesmaids were Crystal Klose, Marci Bryan and Kristen Kelton, all of Decatur, Julie Miles of Fort Worth, Jennifer Jones of Washington, D.C., and Sonia Alstrin of Keller. The honor attendants wore formal black dresses and carried bouquets of white tulips.
Flower girls were nieces of the bride, Cierra Rangel and Cathleen Rangel, both of Alvord, and Gabi DeSimone, niece of the groom, of Boston. Ringbearers were Anthony and Nicholas DeSimone, nephews of the groom, of Boston.
Best man was Frank Schirripa of Boston. Groomsmen were Kurt Budenbender of Los Angeles, Mike Carrol of New York City and Chicky Capogreco, Derek Maddelena, Chris Callanan and Kevin Scully, all of Boston.
Ushers were Cason and Carl Rangel and Shaun Minton, all brothers of the bride. Guestbook attendants were Keri Voss of Scottsdale and Caly Rangel of Alvord.
Music was by the Paul Tullis string quartet and soloist was David Grogan, TCU voice coach.
A reception was hosted by the bride’s parents at Bass Hall in Fort Worth. One Bad Habit played at the reception.
The bride is a 1991 graduate of Decatur High School, a 1995 graduate of Texas A&M and a 1997 graduate of the University of North Texas. She is employed by Bank of America.
The groom is a 1992 graduate of Providence College of Rhode Island. He is employed by ATOS Origin in Boston.
Following a honeymoon to Maui, Hawaii, the couple live in Scottsdale.
Published Sunday, August 29, 2004

Schraceo - Kelli Marie Porter and Travis Dean Schraceo
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 4, 2004
Kelli Marie Porter of Decatur, daughter of Machelle Porter of Decatur, will marry Travis Dean Schraceo of Decatur, son of Leroy and Jane Schraceo of Decatur, on Sept. 4, 2004, in Fort Worth.
A 2002 graduate of Cates High School in Decatur, the bride elect attends Navarro College in Corsicana where she is a sophomore in the legal assistant/paralegal degree program.
The prospective groom, also a 2002 Cates High School graduate, attends Texas State Technical College in Waco where he a sophomore studying John Deere construction and forestry equipment. He is employed with RDO Equipment in Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, January 4, 2004

Schraceo (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Travis Schraceo
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 4, 2004
Kelli Marie Porter and Travis Dean Schraceo, both of Decatur, were married Sept. 4, 2004, at Fort Worth Botanical Garden. Robert Atkinson officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Machelle Porter of Decatur.
The groom is the son of LeRoy and Jane Schraceo of Decatur.
Escorted by her mother, the bride wore an ivory strapless dress with fitted bodice. Sequins topped with small pearls covered the bodice. The low, scooped back was fully beaded. The ballroom-length skirt and long train were full with layers of tulle, adorned with beads. The bride’s headpiece was a pearl adorned pin accented with crystals and an ivory veil edged with small pearls.
She carried a bouquet of red roses and baby’s breath tied with sheer red ribbon.
Matron of honor was April Hughes of Fort Worth, sister of the bride. Bridesmaid was Kimberly Myers of Lantana, sister of the bride.
They wore floor-length, apple red chiffon dresses with capped split sleeves and a draped scoop neck. They each carried three white roses and baby’s breath tied with white satin ribbon.
Flower girls were Sami Polly of Lake Dallas, cousin of the groom and Hailey Allen of Bridgeport, niece of the bride.
Ring bearers were Dusty Schraceo of Galesburg, Ill., cousin of the groom and Micah Allen of Bridgeport, nephew of the bride.
Best man was Andrew Applewhite of Decatur.
Groomsman was Jeff Polly of Arlington, cousin of the groom.
Harpist was Margaret Atkinson.
A reception followed at the Botanical Garden.
After a cruise to Key West, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, the couple live in Decatur.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of Decatur High School and completed a two-year paralegal degree at Navaro College in May 2004. She works for Linebarger, Goggan, Blair and Sampson in Fort Worth.
The groom is also a 2002 graduate of Decatur High School. He graduated from the John Deere two-year technician program at TSTC in Waco in April 2004 and works for RDO Equipment in Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, October 10, 2004

Scott, Al - Al and Ann Scott
Fiftieth wedding anniversary July 3, 2004
Al and Ann Scott of Bridgeport will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 3 in Dallas with their son David and his wife Karen of Albuqurque, N.M. and their daughter Becca of McKinney.
Scott and the former Ann Wood were married July 3, 1954, in Stephenville. They lived in San Saba, Ulm, Germany, Graham, and Whitesboro, before making Bridgeport their permanent home in 1965. Al retired as district conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and is a natural resource specialist with the Wise Soil and Water Conservation District. Ann is executive secretary of the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce. They are longtime members of the First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport.
Published Sunday, June 27, 2004

Scott, Michael D. - Brandi W. Lovern-Goyne and Michael D. Scott
Marriage vows to be exchanged Feb. 22, 2004
Brandi W. Lovern-Goyne of Springtown, daughter of Janet and Gary Gregg of Azle and Sonny and Patricia Goyne of Bridgeport, will marry Michael D. Scott of Springtown, son of Dennis and Carole Scott of Coleman, on Feb. 22, 2004, in Azle.
Scott is manager of Alliance Rental Center in Decatur and lives in Springtown.
Goyne works for Solaris Home Hospice in Decatur live in Springtown
Published Sunday, January 18, 2004

Shaffer - Kenneth and Vonna Shaffer
Twenty-sixth wedding anniversary Jan. 23, 2004
Kenneth and Vonna Shaffer of Bridgeport will celebrate their 26th wedding anniversary Jan. 25.
They have two children, Amanda Allen of Decatur and Nathan Shaffer of Bridgeport, and three grandchildren.
Published Sunday, January 26, 2004

Sharp - Princess Robbie Heflin and Steven Lee Sharp
Marriage vows were to be exchanged Feb. 20, 2004
Princess Robbie Heflin of Paradise, daughter of Carla Holder of Azle, was to marry Steven Lee Sharp of Springtown, son of Charles and Cloudia Sharp of Springtown, at 6 p.m. on Feb. 20, 2004, in Bridgeport.
A 1988 Azle High School graduate, the bride is employed by IGA in Bridgeport.
The groom is a 1981 Springtown High School graduate and is a mechanic.
Published Sunday, February 22, 2004

Sharp (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Steven Lee Sharp
Marriage vows exchanged April 27, 2004
Princess Robbie Heflin of Springtown and Steven Lee Sharp of Springtown were married April 27, 2004, in Springtown. Judge B. Wayne Hayes officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Carla Holder of Azle. She is a 1988 graduate of Azle High School and is a homemaker.
The groom is the son of Charles and Claudia Sharp of Springtown. He is a 1981 graduate of Springtown High School and is employed as a mechanic.
Published Sunday, May 2, 2004

Sides - Angela A. Cooke and Ryan Sides
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 18, 2004
Angela A. Cooke of Boyd, daughter of Lee Roy and Sue Cooke of Boyd, will marry Ryan Sides of Fort Worth, son of Ken and Linda Sides of Bridgeport, Dec. 18, 2004, at Thistle Hill in Fort Worth. The Rev. Tommy Brumett, pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur, will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Boyd High School and Texas Christian University. She teaches fifth grade at Northwest’s Haslet Elementary.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and Texas Christian University. He is employed at Northwind Consulting.
Published Sunday, November 28, 2004

Siek - Kathleen Kaye Swindle and Scott Willard Siek
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 13, 2004
Kathleen Kaye Swindle of Hurst, daughter of Cordell and Linda Swindle of Bridgeport, will marry Scott Willard Siek of Euless, son of Harriet Siek of Euless and Jeffrey and Debbie Siek of Marietta, Ga., on Nov. 13, 2004, at St. Vincent’s Cathedral Church in Bedford.
The bride earned her bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary studies from Texas A&M University in 1996. She is employed by Grand Prairie Independent School District and is pursuing a master’s degree in library science from the University of North Texas.
The groom is employed by the city of Dallas.
Published Sunday, July 18, 2004

Simmons - Amy Nicole Langford and Justin Paul Simmons
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 12, 2004
Amy Nicole Langford, daughter of Lowell and Carolyn Langford of Kemp and James and Carla Robinson of Chico, will marry Justin Paul Simmons, son of Paul Simmons of Chico and Terri Janowski of Granbury, on June 12, 2004, at the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Kenneth Wood will officiate.
The bride elect is pursuing a degree in education at Tarleton State University. The prospective groom is pursuing a degree in agriculture services and development at Tarleton. They both plan to graduate in December.
Published Sunday, April 11, 2004

Simpson - Steve and Ginny Simpson
Twenty-fifth wedding anniversary Jan. 26, 2004
Steve and Ginny Simpson of Decatur celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Jan. 26. Their children hosted a reception for the couple at the Decatur Civic Center on Jan. 24.
Simpson and the former Ginny Wolf were married Jan. 26, 1979, in Hurst.
Steve is a home builder, and Ginny is a homemaker and a member of the Decatur Women’s Club. They both attend Central Fellowship Church of Christ.
They have four children, Shelly Brumley and husband, Kirk, of San Marcos, Chad Brown of Euless, Heather Schlottman of Owatonna, Minn., and Stephanie Kott and husband, Travis, of Paradise and five grandchildren.
Published Sunday, February 8, 2004

Sinclair - Bonnie Kaye Bickel and Jake Bradley Sinclair
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 12, 2004
Bonnie Kaye Bickel of Bridgeport, daughter of Ray Ross of Bridgeport and Shelly Bickel of Grapevine, will marry Jake Bradley Sinclair of Bridgeport, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Sinclair of Mount Vernon and Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Crocker of Weatherford, on March 12, 2004, at Corner Wedding Chapel in North Richland Hills.
A 1998 graduate of Tippecanoe Valley High School, the bride elect has an associate’s degree from Northeast Texas Community College. She is currently attending the University of North Texas and majoring in special education.
The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and attended Northeast Texas Community College for two years. He is employed at Key Energy Services.
Published Sunday, March 7, 2004

Singleton - Leah Given and Jay Singleton
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 4, 2005
Leah Berkman Given of Dallas, daughter of Beverly and Richard Given and granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Harris and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Given, all of El Paso, will marry Jay Alan Singleton of Dallas, son of Debbie and Brent Singleton and the grandson of Mary Lavonne Singleton and Donna and Bill Benham, all of Bridgeport, on Sept. 4, 2005, at Congregation Shearith Israel in Dallas.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of the University of North Texas and is working on her master’s degree at the University of Texas Arlington. She is employed by Congregation Shearith Israel in Dallas.
The prospective groom attends Brookhaven College and is employed by Chipotle Restaurant in Dallas.
Published Sunday, November 7, 2004

Southwick - Theresa Brinkley and Steven Southwick
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 17, 2004
Theresa Ann Brinkley of Chico will marry Steven Lee Southwick of Chico on July 17, 2004, in Chico. The Rev. Elaine Bussey Smith will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Weatherford College and is self employed.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Garber High School in Oklahoma and works for Production Control Services.
Published Sunday, June 27, 2004

Southwick (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Steven Lee Southwick
Marriage vows exchanged July 17, 2004
Theresa Ann Brinkley of Chico and Steven Lee Southwick of Chico were married July 17, 2004, at their home in Chico. The Rev. Elaine Bussey Smith of Morris Memorial United Methodist Church officiated the single ring ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her son, Robert Brinkley, of Chico. The matron of honor was Eleanor Carter, sister of the bride, of Holly Springs, Miss.
Flower girls were Nive Bowles, grandaughter of the groom, of Chico and Cecilia Carter, great-niece of the bride, of Holly Springs. Ringbearer was Charles Joseph Carter, great-nephew of the bride, of Holly Springs.
Best man was David Southwick, brother of the groom, of Enid, Okla.
A reception was held at the couple’s home in Chico.
The bride graduated from Weatherford College with an associate’s degree in business in 1993 and is self-employed.
The groom is a graduate of Garber High School in Enid and is employed by Production Control Services Inc.
Published Sunday, July 25, 2004

Stancoven - Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Mathew Stancoven
Marriage vows exchanged March 13, 2004
Amy Nicole Butler of Houston and Kevin Mathew Stancoven of Fort Worth were united in marriage March 13, 2004, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dublin, Texas. Deacon Joe Standridge officiated and Carey Brandt Anthony performed scriptural readings.
Organist and pianist Ruth Pearce provided music. A dinner reception followed at the City Limits Banquet Hall where guests danced to the music of Kelly Spinks and Miles of Texas.
Flowers and cakes were provided by Livingston Florist and photography was provided by Riley Studio. A rehearsal dinner was hosted on the eve of the wedding by the groom’s parents at Pastafina Restaurant in Stephenville.
The bride is the daughter of Lanny and Liz Butler of Proctor and the granddaughter of Durwood and Joan Strube of Proctor and Billie Butler of DeLeon.
The groom is the son of George and Bonni Stancoven of Orange and the grandson of Helen Blue of Pittsburgh and Catherine Stancoven of Donora, Pa.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless ivory gown with organza overlay trimmed with rum pink beaded lace accents.
Maid of honor was Mackenzie Wickham. Bridesmaid was Amy Stancoven, sister of the groom.
Flower girls were Kelley Taylor, cousin of the groom and Angie Evans.
Best man was Brian Stancoven, brother of the groom.
Groomsman was Travis Perry.
Members of the house party were Jessica Strube, Marcie Strube, Leslie Stancoven, Kate Dillingham and Leatha Montgomery.
Ushers were Neal Butler, Dean Woodley and John Quisenberry.
The bride is a 1996 graduate of Boyd High School and a 2000 graduate of Texas A&M University where she received a bachelor of science degree in biomedical science. She is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Houston. In July, she will begin an internship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in internal medicine.
The groom in a 1996 graduate of West Orange-Stark High School and a 2000 graduate of Texas A&M University where he received a bachelor of science degree in biomedical science.
He received a master’s degree in public health from the University of Texas as Houston and is currently a second-year medical student at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth.
The couple will reside in Grand Prairie.
Published Sunday, May 2, 2004

Staub - Kelly Liles and Nathan Staub
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 26, 2004
Kelly Marie Liles, daughter of Mike and Debbie Liles of Weatherford, will marry Nathan Timothy Staub of Weatherford, son of Tim and Joni Staub of Decatur, on March 26, 2004, at Willow Park Baptist Church. The groom’s father will officiate.
The bride-elect is an elementary education major at Weatherford College.
The prospective groom is youth pastor at the Willow Park Baptist Church.
Published Sunday, March 1, 2004

Strader - Keila Dawn Remmele and Elliot Strader
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 5, 2004
Keila Dawn Remmele of Abilene, daughter of Harold and Renea Remmele of Paradise, will marry Elliot Strader of Abilene, son of Scotty and Mary Sullivan of Abilene, June 5, 2004, at First Baptist Church of Cottondale.
Ross Strader, brother of the groom, will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Paradise High School and is attending Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene. She plays on the HSU Lady Cowgirls basketball team.
The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Cooper High School in Abilene and is attending HSU. He plays on the HSU Cowboy baseball team.
Published Sunday, January 11, 2004

Strickland - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edward Strickland
Marriage vows exchanged July 14, 2004
Kristine Elizabeth Ross of Rhome and Charles Edward Strickland of Rhome were married July 14, 2004, in Decatur at the Grace Baptist Church.
Billy Jeffrey officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Wade and Maria Chadd of Rhome.
The groom is the son of Richard and Lisa Pennington of Rhome.
Published Sunday, August 29, 2004

Taylor - Melody Morse and Heath Taylor
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 12, 2004
Melody Deliece Morse of Decatur, daughter of Danny and Gina Morse of Boyd, will marry Heath W. Taylor of Decatur, son of Dorothy and Don Copeland of Decatur, on June 12, 2004, at the Shepherd’s House in Chico. George Jobe will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Boyd High School, attended Tarrant County College then went to massage therapy school. She works at Wise Regional Health System as a ward clerk and will attend respiratory school in the fall.
The prospective groom attended private school. He works at the Wal-Mart Warehouse in Sanger and volunteers at the fire department in Decatur. He will attend fire academy school next year.
Published Sunday, May 23, 2004

Terrell - Amber Michelle Merritt and Rusty Joe Terrell
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 12, 2004
Amber Michelle Merritt of Irving, daughter of Steve and Susan Merritt of Granbury, will marry Rusty Joe Terrell of Decatur, son of Rodney and Glenda Terrell of Decatur, on June 12, 2004, at Lakeside Baptist Church in Granbury.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Texas Tech University and is an eighth-grade science teacher and volleyball coach at The North Hills School in Irving.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Texas Tech University and is an accountant for Stewart, Catlin and Lillard PC in Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, March 7, 2004

Terrell (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Joe Terrell
Marriage vows exchanged June 12, 2004
Amber Michelle Merritt of Irving and Rusty Joe Terrell of Decatur were married June 12, 2004, at Lakeside Church in Granbury. The Rev. John Duncan officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Steve and Susan Merritt of Granbury and granddaughter of Ervin and Nita Merritt of Granbury and Bo and Billie Coburn of Irving.
The groom is the son of Rodney and Glenda Terrell and grandson of Joe and Berniece Hale, all of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin strapless A-line gown featuring a corset bodice with beaded lace and an elbow-length veil. She carried a bouquet of gerber daisies in bright vivid colors.
The matron of honor was Carrie Snodgrass of Allen.
Bridesmaids were Jennifer Herlevic of Saginaw, Kim Pearson of Midland, Ashlee Davidson of Decatur and Martha Neibling of Irving.
The bridesmaids wore strapless hot pink tea-length dresses with satin ribbon and carried bouquets of hot pink, orange and blue gerber daisies.
Flower girl was Isabella Edwards of Dallas.
The best man was Steven Terrell of Decatur, brother of the groom.
Groomsmen were Kory Chapman of Decatur, Josh Fostel of Abilene, Landon Wren of Lewisville and Steven Parker of Lewisville.
Ushers were Cheyenne Redwine and Cody Hale, cousins of the groom, Justin Culberson, Aaron Hughes and Taylor Merritt, brother of the bride.
Ring bearer was Tyler Chapman of Decatur.
Soloists were Rev. Russell and Lora White of Stephenville. Harpist was Meredith Clark of Fort Worth.
Guestbook attendants were Lydia Zedler and Jennifer Barber.
The parents of the bride gave a reception at the church immediately following the wedding. Servers were Aimee Hutchings and Emily Merritt, sisters of the bride.
The bride graduated from Texas Tech University in 2002 with a bachelor of science degree in exercise and sports sciences. She is a sixth-grade teacher and volleyball, basketball and track coach at Creekview Middle School in Saginaw.
The groom graduated from Texas Tech University in 2002 with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting. He is an accountant for Stewart, Catlin and Lillard PC in Fort Worth.
Following a honeymoon trip to Antigua, the couple live in Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, August 8, 2004

Thompson - Lana Michele Fennell and Rick Thompson
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 20, 2004
Lana Michele Fennell of Haslet, daughter of Bill and Michele Fennell of Decatur, will marry Rick Thompson of Haslet, son of Gene and Shirley Thompson of Euless, on March 20, 2004, at the Country Abbey in Justin.
A graduate of Decatur High School and Texas Woman’s University, the bride elect teaches first grade at Prairie View Elementary in Rhome.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Trinity High School in Euless and is employed with Mesco Metal Buildings in Southlake.
Published Sunday, January 26, 2004

Thrasher - Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Thrasher
Marriage vows exchanged Jan. 9, 2004
Sara Ann Bingham and Gabriel Corey Thrasher, both of Wichita Falls, were married Jan. 9, 2004, at River of Life Church in Decatur. The Rev. Greg Mohr officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Allen and Judy Bingham of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Steve and Jamey Thrasher of El Paso.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a full-length, white satin sheath with a fitted bodice supported by spaghetti straps, which were accented with sequins, crystals and rhinestones. The same beadwork adorned the waistline. The sweep train was transformed into a French bustle for the reception. Two rows of rhinestones set in a flower pattern, separated by crystals accented the tiara, which framed the bride’s updo. The bride wore elbow-length white gloves, which belonged to her mother, and her maternal grandmother’s diamond necklace.
The bride’s bouquet was a nosegay of cream vandella roses with stephanotis, pearls and cream Gabriella ribbon.
The maids of honor were Susan Summers of Abilene and Emily Bingham of Decatur, sister of the bride. Bridesmaid was Jennifer Trotter of Hurst. The honor attendants wore black satin, floor-length dresses with strapless bodices adorned with black beads and sequins. The same beading decorated the front of the fitted dresses. They carried nosegays of cream vandella roses with Gabriella ribbon.
The best man was Chris Thrasher of Arlington, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Ramon Lopez of El Paso and Maurice Mitchell of Austin. Ushers were Greg Butler of Anadarko, Okla., cousin of the bride, and Ben Rowe of Burleson.
The guestbook attendant was Stephanie Hughes of Round Rock. Pianist and soloist was ShaRita Wesley of Decatur.
A reception was given by the bride’s parents at the Decatur Civic Center. Entertainment was given by Brad Logan of Decatur on piano and solist Susan Summers.
The bride is a 2000 graduate of Boyd High School and majors in accounting at Midwestern State University, where she plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in May 2004. The groom is a 1999 graduate of Hanles High School in El Paso and received a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from Midwestern State University in 2003. He is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration and is employed as a graduate assistant at MSU.
Following a honeymoon to the NCHA World Finals in Amarillo, the couple live in Wichita Falls.
Published Sunday, February 8, 2004

Tierce - Mr. and Mrs. Kaleb Mark Tierce
Marriage vows exchanged March 6, 2004
Lindsey Erin Janzen of Buhler, Kan., and Kaleb Mark Tierce of Boyd were married March 6, 2004, at Buhler Mennonite Church in Buhler, Kan. Pastor Bob Dalke officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Stanley and Andrea Janzen of Buhler. The groom is the son of Mark and Bethy Tierce of Boyd.
The bride’s maid of honor was Tara LaForce of Emporia, Kan. Bridesmaids were Pam Shelite of Manhattan, Kan., Heidi Ediger of Buhler and Amber Allen of Wichita, Kan.
Flower girl was Hanah Janzen of Manhattan, Kan., cousin of the bride. Ringbearer was Drew Janzen of Buhler, Kan., brother of the bride.
Best man was Mark Tierce of Boyd, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Logan Tierce and Seth Tierce of Boyd, brothers of the groom, and Corey Janzen of Buhler, brother of the bride.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Buhler High School and is attending Sterling College. She is employed by Buhler Sunshine Home.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of Boyd High School and is attending Sterling College. He is employed by Sterling Presbyterian Manor.
Following a honeymoon in Texas, the couple lives in Sterling, Kan.
Published Sunday, May 30, 2004

Torres - Marlene Sessions and Alfred Torres
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 5, 2004
Deborah Marlene Sessions, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Gary Sessions of Bridgeport, will marry Alfred R. Torres of Fort Worth, son of Armandina Torres and Julian Torres, both of San Antonio, on Nov. 5, 2004, at Twin Oaks Assembly of God in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect is a compliance officer for First National Bank of Bridgeport.
The prospective groom is a program coordinator for Volunteers of America.
Published Sunday, October 10, 2004

Tucker - Holly Gail Slagle and Lee Tucker
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 22, 2004
Holly Gail Slagle of Fort Worth, daughter of William L. and Callie Slagle of Decatur, will marry Lee Tucker of Fort Worth, son of Robert Tucker Jr. of Choctaw, Okla., on May 22, 2004, at the Decatur Church of Christ. Robert Isham will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Abilene Christian University and is employed as a registered dietitian at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of Stephen F. Austin University and is employed as a controller at North Hills Hospital in North Richland Hills.
Published Sunday, March 14, 2004

Turner - Bethany R. White and Jon T. Turner Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 14, 2004
Bethany R. White of Denton, daughter of Charlotte White of Decatur and Paul and Lahoma White of Fort Worth and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harrell White of Decatur, will marry Jon T. Turner Jr. of Denton, son of Jon T. and Berta Turner Sr. of Carrollton, on Aug. 14, 2004, at Redbud Inn in Denton.
The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Decatur High School. She will graduate in August from the University of North Texas with a bachelor of arts degree in communication studies.
The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of DeSoto High School and a 1996 graduate of UNT with a bachelor of business degree. He is completing his doctoral degree in industrial/organizational psychology at UNT. He is employed by the UNT Psychology Department.
Published Sunday, June 20, 2004

Turner (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Jon Turner Jr.
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 14, 2004
Bethany Rachelle White and Jon Timothy Turner Jr., both of Denton, were married at the Garden Gazebo at Redbud Inn Bed and Breakfast in Denton, Aug. 14, 2004. Terry Carpenter of Fort Worth officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Charlotte White of Decatur and Paul and Lahoma White of Fort Worth.
The groom is the son of Berta and Jon Turner Sr. of Carrollton.
Escorted by her mother and father, the bride wore a two-piece gown with an ivory strapless corseted top with a sweetheart neckline made of antique brocade fabric with ivory beads and champagne satin trim. The skirt was a floor-length champagne colored ball gown with mid-length train. She also wore a pearl tiara with an elbow-length veil with champagne satin trim. She carried a bouquet of ivory roses.
Matron of honor was Brandi White, sister of the bride of Stillwater, Okla. Maid of honor was Courtny Klement of Fort Worth. Bridesmaids were Cory Mattison of Denton and Rebecca Merchant of Atlanta, Ga.
All of the attendants wore black cocktail dresses of their choosing with Tai silk pashminas in coordinating summer colors. Their flowers were bright bouquets of Gerber daisies and roses accented with wildflowers.
The best man was Jason White, brother-in-law of the bride, of Stillwater, Okla. Groomsmen were James Shaw, Tony Harper and Jess Barr, all of Dallas.
Ushers were Colin Carter and Ian Johnson of Denton.
Guest book attendant was Alexis Drake-Harper of Dallas.
A reception was held at Guisseppe’s Italian restaurant with a celebration following at Dan’s Silverleaf, both in Denton.
Following a short honeymoon, the couple reside in Denton
The bride is a 1996 graduate of Decatur High School. She completed a bachelor of arts in communication studies at the University of North Texas in 2004 and works for radio station The Wolf/Susquehanna Radio.
The groom graduated from DeSoto High School in 1992 and from the University of North Texas with a bachelor of business in marketing in 1996. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology and is employed by the UNT psychology department.
Published Sunday, September 26, 2004

Van Brunt - Kayla Lee Ann Read and Caleb Wayne Van Brunt
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 28, 2004
Kayla Lee Ann Read and Caleb Wayne Van Brunt, both of Lake Worth, will marry on Aug. 28, 2004, at 6 p.m. at Faith Temple in Lake Worth.
The bride elect is the daughter of Marvin and Linny Read Jr. of Bridgeport and Kevin and Sharon Woodard of Lake Worth. She is a 2001 graduate of Bridgeport High School.
The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Van Brunt of Lake Worth.
Published Sunday, April 4, 2004

Vaughan - Laura Way and Derrick Vaughan
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 15, 2004
Laura Way of Keller, daughter of Richard and Allene Way of Keller, will marry Derrick Vaughan of Boyd, son of Terry and Robin Vaughan of Boyd, on Oct. 15, 2004, in Keller.
Published Sunday, October 3, 2004

Vess - Ronny and DeYon Vess
Twenty-fifth wedding anniversary Dec. 9, 2003
Ronny and DeYon Vess of Boyd celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Dec. 9, 2003.
The former DeYon Harvey married Ronny Vess Dec. 9, 1978, in Aurora.
He is a retired farmer and former owner of Trinity Glass and Mirror. She is the attendance secretary and receptionist at Prairie View Elementary in Rhome.
They are members of the Rhome Church of Christ. Ronny is the Precinct 27 Republican chairman, and DeYone is a member of the Rhome Women’s Club.
They have four sons, Zachary Vess of Boyd, Danny Vess and wife, Stacy, of Plano, Donny Vess and wife, Terry, of Lake Worth and David Vess of Fort Worth; a daughter, Alexandra Vess of Abilene and five grandchildren.
Published Sunday, February 1, 2004

Walker - Clarence ‘Rip’ and Virginia Walker
Sixtieth wedding anniversary April 1, 2004
Clarence “Rip” and Virginia Walker of Rhome celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary April 1, 2004.
Clarence Walker and the former Virginia Reeves were married April 1, 1944, in Decatur.
They have a son, Ed Walker and wife, Linda, eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Clarence is retired from Wendell Conditt Motors, and Virginia is retired from Texas Refinery.
The family celebrated with a dinner at Steak and Ale Restaurant.
Published Sunday, April 25, 2004

Walsh - Kelli Livingston and Christopher Walsh
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 26, 2005
Kelli Kay Livingston of Alvord, daughter of Darrell and Lisa Livingston of Alvord, will marry Christopher Charles Walsh of Decatur, son of Charles and Anita Walsh of Bowie, on March 26, 2005, at the Decatur Civic Center.
The bride-elect graduated from Northwest High School in 1998 and is the manager of Toast Yur Bunz in Decatur.
The prospective groom is a 1990 graduate of Bowie High School and a 1995 graduate of Tarleton State University. He is the engineering/warehouse manager of Wise Electric Co-Op.
Published Sunday, September 5, 2004

Walton - Diane Lorene Dickey and Justin Neil Walton
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 17, 2004
Diane Lorene Dickey of Plano, daughter of John H. and Jessie Dickey of Plano, will marry Justin Neil Walton of Dallas, son of Ricky N. and Vonne Walton of Chico, July 17, 2004, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Baylor University and was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She is employed as a senior high school English teacher in the Plano Independent School District.
The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Texas A&M University and was a member of the Corps of Cadets. He is employed at Hunter Associates Civil Engineering Firm.
Published Sunday, June 27, 2004

Walton (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Justin Neil Walton
Marriage vows exchanged July 17, 2004
Diane Lorene Dickey of Dallas and Justin Neil Walton of Dallas were married July 17, 2004, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano. The Rev. Charles Stokes officiated.
The bride is the daughter of John and Jessie Dickey of Plano.
The groom is the son of Rick and Vonne Walton of Chico. He is the grandson of Opal and Tiny Walton of Longview, Irene and H.T. Parris of Winona and Kaye and Len Dalton of Campti, La.
The matron of honor was Emily Harden of Dallas. Bridesmaids were Elysia Epperson of Tyler, Corinda Jones of Dallas, Courtney Lewis of Hermosa Beach, Calif., and Patrice Vines of Carrolton.
Flower girls were Georgia Beth Blue of Lubbock, cousin of the bride, Lexy Dark of Denton, niece of the groom, and Tess Koetting of Amarillo, cousin of the groom. Ring bearer was Braden Howell of Prosper, nephew of the bride.
The best man was Michael Fellers of Royce City. Groomsmen were Jonathan Dark of Denton, brother-in-law of the groom, John Peterson of Dallas, Zane Richey of Chico and Damon Young of College Station, cousin of the groom.
Ushers were Michael Alexander of Prosper, cousin of the bride, Todd Cox of Dallas and John William Dickey of Dallas, cousin of the bride. Candlelighters were Jordan Howell of Double Oak, nephew of the bride, and Curtis Cross, cousin of the bride.
Members of the house party were Kim Howell of Allen, sister of the bride, Stephanie Alexander of Prosper, niece of the bride, Amanda Morgan of Dallas and Laura Tindall of Nome. Soloist was Resa Timmons of Dallas and organist was Bradley Reznicek.
A reception was held at Prestonwood Country Club in Dallas.
The bride is an English teacher at Plano High School. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega at Baylor University.
The groom is a civil engineer at Hunter Associates in Dallas. He was a member of the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University.
Following a honeymoon to the Caribbean, the couple live in Richardson.
Published Sunday, October 3, 2004

Ward - Amy Richelle Ashley and Anthony Michael Ward
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 6, 2004
Amy Richelle Ashley of Dallas, daughter of Donnie and Kaylean Ashley of Chico, will marry Anthony Michael Ward of Dallas, son of Bruce and Shirley Ward of Garland, on March 6, 2004, at the First United Methodist Church of Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Alvord High School and a 2002 graduate of Midwestern State University. She is employed as an elementary school teacher at the Lattner School in Richardson.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of North Garland High School and a 2002 graduate of Midwestern State University. He is employed as a database analyst for Hilton Hotels Corporation.
Published Sunday, January 11, 2004

Ward (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Michael Ward
Marriage vows exchanged March 6, 2004
Amy Richelle Ashley and Anthony Michael Ward were married Saturday, March 6, 2004, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Tommy Brumett officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Donnie and Kaylean Ashley of Chico.
The groom is the son of Bruce and Shirley Ward of Garland.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a diamond white gown with tip-of-the-shoulder neckline. The bodice and full A-line skirt with chapel train were embroidered and beaded. Her headpiece was a rhinestone tiara with elbow-length veil. She carried hand-tied vendela roses with blue hydrangeas.
Her sister, Kyla Ashley of Norman, Okla., was her maid of honor, and Jamie Rather of Alvord was the bridesmaid. They wore strapless, floor length gowns in cornflower blue satin with rhinestone accents and carried three long-stemmed vendela roses and blue hydrangeas.
The groom’s brothers, Tim Ward of Watauga and Andy Ward of Rowlett, were the best man and groomsman.
Rex Kleckner of Dallas and Josh Ferguson of Chico were ushers.
Margaret Atkinson of Decatur played the harp.
A reception, given by the bride’s parents, was held at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Servers were Megan Dupre of Alvord, Rachel and Beth Ferguson of Chico, Courtney McArthur of Wichita Falls, Cara Apple of Houston, Amy Ward of Watauga and Michelle Carlos of Lake Elsinore, Calif.
After a cruise to Key West, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, the couple live in Dallas.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of Alvord High School and a 2002 graduate of Midwestern State University. She is an elementary school teacher at the Lattner School in Richardson.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of North Garland High School and a 2002 graduate of Midwestern State University. He works as a database analyst for Hilton Hotels Corp.
Published Sunday, March 28, 2004

Watson - Tiffney Boner and Jeremy Watson
Marriage vows to be exchanged
Tiffney Nicole Boner of Decatur, daughter of Angela Boner of Decatur and Randel Boner of Decatur, will marry Jeremy Keith Watson of Decatur, son of Buddy Watson of Arlington and Sam and Becky Evans of Newark, this month on the beach of Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2004 graduate of Midwestern State University with a degree in radiology.
The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Northwest High School and attended Vernon College. He will graduate in 2005. He is employed by Classic Lawn Care of Decatur.
The bride’s grandparents are Jeannette Christian of Decatur and O.W. “Bus” Boner of Decatur. The groom’s grandparents are Keith and Alma Tetherow of Waco and Richard and Dorine Evans of Brady.
The couple will reside in the Metroplex.
Published Sunday, June 27, 2004

Watson (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Keith Watson
Marriage vows exchanged June 17, 2004
Tiffney Nicole Boner of Decatur and Jeremy Keith Watson of Decatur were married June 17, 2004, at the Gran Porto Real in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
The bride is the daughter of Angela Boner of Decatur and Randel Boner of Iowa. She is the granddaughter of Jeannette Christian and O.W. (Bus) Boner, both of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Buddy Watson of Grand Prairie and Sam and Becky Evans of Newark. He is the grandson of Keith and Alma Tetherow of Waco and Richard and Dorene Evans of Brady.
Escorted by her mother and father, the bride wore a Moonlight strapless two-piece gown made of white Regal satin. The full skirt had a curved Basque waist, box pleats and a cathedral-length train. Both the skirt and bodice were embossed with crystal beads, sequins, pearls and re-embroidered lace.
Maid of honor was Tara Hutson of Denver, Colo. Best man was Clint Royse of Paradise. The groom’s father also stood at the groom’s side.
A reception was hosted by the groom’s parents at the Decatur Civic Center June 26.
The bride is a graduate of Midwestern State University and also earned an associate’s degree in radiological sciences. She is employed by Health South Medical in Fort Worth.
The groom is a student at Tarrant County College and employed by Classic Lawn Care in Decatur.
The couple lives in Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, September 19, 2004

Weaver - J.W. and Patricia Weaver
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Jan. 23, 2004
J.W. and Patricia Weaver of Argyle celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 23. Their family members hosted a reception for the couple at the Crafton Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 24.
Weaver and the former Patricia Ann Roberts were married Jan. 23, 1954, in Fort Worth.
The couple owned and operated the J&P Grocery and retired in 1994. They belong to Crafton Baptist Church.
They have two children, Tim Lee Weaver of Lewisville and Vanessa A. Gassiot of Crafton, and seven grandchildren.
Published Sunday, January 26, 2004

West - Mr. and Mrs. Matt Jason West
Marriage vows exchanged Nov. 28, 2003
Lacie Danielle Hudson of Decatur and Matt Jason West of Clovis, N.M., were married Nov. 28, 2003, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Louis Horton officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Ray and Ellen Hudson of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Don West of Alvord.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless, two-piece white satin gown with iridescent beading and corset style lacing in back. The bustled, floor-length skirt had iridescent beading around the bottom. The veil was waist length on a beaded hoop band.
The bride carried a bouquet of white roses that were in full bloom with red teacup roses, trimmed with red ribbon.
The flower girl was Jessica Bishop, daughter of Scotty and Diane Bishop of Decatur. The ringbearer was Connor Watts, son of Dale and Celissa Watts, cousin of the bride, of Decatur. The usher was Cody Pippin, nephew of the bride, of Decatur.
The pianist was Audria Shaw, and soloist was Diane Bishop, both of Decatur.
A reception was given by Elaine Burns at the Decatur Country Club. Servers were Karen Dawson, Laurie Pippin and RaeElla Hudson, all sisters of the bride of Decatur.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of Cates High School in Decatur.
The groom is a 2002 graduate of Alvord High school and is an airman in the U.S. Air Force.
Following a honeymoon cruise to Cozumel, Mexico, the couple resides at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, N.M.
Published Sunday, January 18, 2004

Whitson - Whit and Catherine Whitson
Sixtieth wedding anniversary Jan. 27, 2004
Whit and Catherine Whitson of Decatur celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 27.
Whitson and the former Catherine Smith were married Jan. 27, 1944, in Dallas. They have two children, Toni Davis of Decatur and Karen Tarver of Weatherford, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Whit is a retired a tool maker who worked for LTV, an aeronautics plant in Grand Prairie. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and Lions Club in Mabank.
Catherine is a retired nurse.
A reception was given by their daughters on Saturday, Jan. 31, at Hopewell Baptist Church in Alvord.
Published Sunday, February 8, 2004

Wilbanks - Tonya Foster and Ben Wilbanks
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 28, 2005
Tonya Leane Foster of Decatur, daughter of Barbara Foster of Decatur, will marry Ben Wilbanks of Decatur, son of Judy and Fred Freeman of Duncanville and Bob Wilbanks of Mineola, on May 28, 2005, at the Fellowship Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect attended Tarrant County College and works as an assistant at Dr. Bishop Orthodontics. She is also a professional wedding and family portrait photographer.
The prospective groom attended Abilene Christian University and the University of North Texas and is employed by Wal-Mart.
Published Sunday, November 14, 2004

Wilson - Bobby and Raynette Wilson
Fiftieth wedding anniversary July 15, 2004
Bobby and Raynette (Stone) Wilson of Decatur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a party hosted by their children on Sunday, July 18, 2004, at the Decatur Civic Center from 2 to 4 p.m. Friends are invited to attend and the family requests no gifts be brought.
Wilson and the former Raynette Stone were married July 15, 1954, in Decatur.
Bobby Wilson owns Decatur Country Real Estate and is on the Wise Regional Health System Board of Trustees. He is a former Decatur mayor and councilman.
Raynette Wilson is a homemaker. She has been a longtime Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church of Decatur, where the couple attends.
They have five children, Clay Wilson of Springdale, Ark., and Pam Goodwyn, Lisa Stone, Bart Wilson and Julie Haney, all of Decatur. They also have 11 grandchildren.
Published Sunday, July 18, 2004

Winters - Leo and Faye Winters
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Oct. 2, 2004
Leo and Faye Winters of Boyd were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children at the First United Methodist Church of Boyd Saturday, Oct. 2.
Leo Winters and the former Faye Latham were married Oct. 2, 1954, in Markham.
They have three children, Cecil Winters, Suzy Garrett and husband, Ray, and Cindy Abraham and husband, Andy, all of Boyd. They also have six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The couple are members of the First United Methodist of Boyd and Leo Winters is retired from the U.S. Air Force.
Published Sunday, October 3, 2004

Womack - Billy Joe and Norma Womack
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Oct. 30, 2004
Billy Joe and Norma Womack of Chico will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Bridgeport Senior Citizens Center. Friends, neighbors and former church members are invited to attend.
Womack and the former Norma Chilcutt were married Oct. 30, 1954, in Springtown.
The couple has two daughters, Sherri Robinson of Bridgeport and Rhonda Dunlap and husband, Milton, of Jacksboro. They also have four grandchildren, Ashley Dunlap and husband, Philip, of Panama City, Fla., Asa Robinson of Fort Worth and Dustin Dunlap and Bristyn Dunlap, both of Jacksboro.
The Womacks have lived in Wise County for many years, where he served as pastor for the First Assembly of God Church in Chico for 14 1/2 years.
The family requests no gifts.
Published Sunday, November 7, 2004

Young - Amanda Steidl and Benjamin Young
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 5, 2004
Amanda Lee Steidl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Steidl of Wichita Falls and Mr. and Mrs. Philip Buchanan of Muskogee, Okla., will marry Benjamin Guy Young, son of Cindy Young of Decatur and Billy Young of Cottondale, on Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at 7 p.m. at the Evangel Temple in Wichita Falls.
Published Sunday, October 3, 2004