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Allred - Tara Nicole Parker and Morris Duane Allred Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 16, 2005
Tara Nicole Parker, daughter of Arnold Wayne and Linda Parker, all of Boyd, will marry Morris Duane Allred Jr. of Fort Worth, son of Morris Duane Allred and Bonnie Allred of Snyder, July 16, 2005, at Hilltop Assembly of God in Boyd. Jeff Strickland, youth pastor for Colleyville Assembly of God, will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Boyd High School in 2001 and is attending Texas Tech University. She has been a member of the Texas Tech Student Trainer Association and worked for the football program from 2001 to 2004.
The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Snyder High School and graduated from Texas Tech University in 2004. He is attending Texas Christian University, pursuing a master of education degree. He is employed by the TCU athletic department. He was also a Texas Tech Athletic Trainer from 2001-2004 and was a member of the Texas Tech Student Trainer Association, serving as vice-president in 2003-2004.
Published Sunday, May 1, 2005

Bailey - Mr. and Mrs.Raymond Bailey
Marriage vows exchanged May 14, 2005
Teresa Riggs and Raymond Bailey, both of Bridgeport, were married May 14, 2005, at Lake Bridgeport. Jodi Reeves officiated the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Bill and Debbie Smith of Gainesville and Terry and Candie Stewart of Mansfield.
The groom is the son of John Bailey and the grandson of Margie Provence, both of Bridgeport.
The bride was escorted by her sons, Casey Riggs and Kyle Riggs. She wore a full-length gown with beading, silk stitching and a train.
The bride is a graduate of Decatur High School and the Ogle School of Hair, Skin and Nails. She is employed as a hairstylist by Ray and Co.
The groom is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and the Dallas Institute of Funeral Services. He is employed by Hanson Industries.
Published Sunday, May 29, 2005

Bain - Amanda Dawn Mayberry and Joshua Paul Bain
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 2, 2005
Amanda Dawn Mayberry, daughter of Jerry and Teresa Mayberry, all of Paradise, will marry Joshua Paul Bain, son of Danny and Lisa Neighbors, all of Decatur, on July 2, 2005, at Sunshine Celebrations in Paradise. Bill Cleveland from First Baptist Church in Alvord will officiate.
The bride-elect is a full-time student at American Trade Institute, earning a degree in respiratory therapy. She will graduate Jan. 16, 2006. She is employed part-time at the Prada Bistro.
The prospective groom graduated from Weatherford College in August 2003. He is employed by Metal Works Specialist in Boyd as a precision welder.
Published Sunday, May 15, 2005

Bain (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Paul Bain
Marriage vows exchanged July 2, 2005
Amanda Dawn Mayberry of Paradise and Joshua Paul Bain of Decatur were married July 2, 2005, at Sunshine Celebrations in Paradise. The Rev. Bill Cleveland of the Alvord Baptist Church officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Teresa Mayberry of Paradise.
The groom is the son of Danny and Lisa Neighbors of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin form-fitting dress with a beaded bodice, spaghetti straps and a chapel-length train. Her headpiece was made of rhinestones and her veil was a single layer of tulle edged with satin.
She carried a bouquet of pink roses, pink alstroemeria and baby’s breath hand-tied with pink satin ribbon.
Maid of honor was Jessica Mayberry of Paradise, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Leslie Fowler of Alvord and Brittney Bain and Makala Neighbors, both of Decatur, sisters of the groom, and Amanda Mayberry, sister-in-law of the bride. They wore fuchsia strapless, fitted tops and long, straight skirts. They carried a bouquet of assorted summer flowers.
Flower girl was Rachaé Fowler of Alvord, niece of the groom, daughter of Kase and Leslie Fowler. Ringbearer was Jacob Tennery of Yukon, Okla., cousin of the bride, son of Sam and Michelle Tennery.
Best man was Chad Johnson of Paradise. Groomsmen were Kris Goggins and Ken Goggins, both of Sulpher Springs and cousins of the groom, and Jacob Mayberry of Paradise, brother of the bride.
A reception followed the ceremony. Randi Eyster of Decatur was a server.
The bride is a graduate of Paradise High School. She will graduate from American Trade Institute December 2005 as a respiratory therapist.
The groom is a graduate of Paradise High School and Weatherford College. He is a metal works specialist.
Following a honeymoon to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the couple lives in Paradise.
Published Sunday, September 4, 2005

Baird - Kristen LeAnn Holley and Matthew Tod Baird
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 4, 2005
Kristen LeAnn Holley of Lindale, daughter of Ronald and Millie Holley of Bridgeport, will marry Matthew Tod Baird, also of Lindale, son of Gentry and Sheila Castleman of Bowie and Paul Ray and Mona Baird of Forestburg, on Saturday, June 4, 2005, at the First Baptist Church of Alvord.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Bridgeport High School, received a bachelor of science degree in animal science from Tarleton State University and a masters degree in agriculture from Western Kentucky University.
The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Daystar Christian Academy and received a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology from the University of North Texas.
They both teach and coach at the Mineola Independent School District.
Published Sunday, April 3, 2005

Baird (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Tod Baird
Marriage vows exchanged June 4, 2005
Kristen LeAnn Holley of Bridgeport and Matthew Tod Baird of Mineola were married June 4, 2005, at First Baptist Church in Alvord. Kevin Moore of Mt. Zion Baptist Church officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Ronald and Millie Holley of Bridgeport.
The groom is the son of Gentry and Sheila Castleman of Bowie and Paul Ray and Mona Baird of Forestburg.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white, A-line gown of chiffon with beaded spaghetti straps. Flower-shaped beaded Schiffli lace adorned the bodice and hem. Her headpiece was a tiara and an elbow-length veil with two layers adorned with pencil cording and pearls. She carried a bouquet of yellow roses surrounded by blue delphiniums.
Matron of honor was Jennifer Ballard of Cave City, Ken. Maid of honor was Casey Holley of Bridgeport, sister of the bride. Bridesmaid was Jennifer Andis of San Antonio. The honor attendants wore navy A-line gowns with spaghetti straps. They each carried a yellow rose.
Flower girl was Olivia Parr of Alvord, cousin of the groom, daughter of Scotty and Melanie Parr. Ringbearer was Kyler Holley of Bridgeport, nephew of the bride, son of Jason and Stephanie Holley.
Best man was Mark Mattix of Bowie, cousin of the groom. Groomsmen were Michael Mize of Lindale and Brett Baird of Forestburg, brother of the groom.
Ushers were Jason Holley of Bridgeport, brother of the bride, and Russell Blanton of Wichita Falls, cousin of the groom.
Guest book attendant was Whitney Baird of Forestburg, sister of the groom. Pianist was Jeannie Frye.
A reception followed the ceremony in the church’s fellowship hall. Servers were Stephanie Holley of Bridgeport, sister-in-law of the bride, and Leslie McCleerey of Weatherford.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science in 2002 from Tarleton State University and a master’s degree in agriculture in 2004 from Western Kentucky University. She is employed as a teacher and coach in Mineola.
The groom is a 1999 graduate of Daystar Christian Academy and a 2004 graduate of the University of North Texas. He is a teacher and coach for Mineola Independent School District.
Following a honeymoon trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the couple lives in Mineola.
Published Sunday, November 13, 2005

Barnes - Patience Biediger and Heath Barnes
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 25, 2005
Patience Biediger of Alvord, daughter of Bo and Gloria Biediger of Alvord, will marry Heath Barnes of Alvord, son of Don and Robin Barnes of Decatur and Debbie and Mike Dzurovcin of Akron, Ohio, in an outdoor ceremony June 25, 2005, at the home of Jerry and Mary McKeever, uncle and aunt of the groom.
The bride-elect will graduate from Alvord High School in May.
The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Alvord High School and is employed with Peterbilt of Denton.
Published Sunday, February 13, 2005

Barnes (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Heath Barnes
Marriage vows exchanged June 25, 2005
Patience Faith Biediger and Joshua Heath Barnes, both of Alvord, were married June 25, 2005, at the home of Jerry and Mary McKeever in Chico. The Rev. Bill Cleveland of the First Baptist Church of Alvord officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Bo and Gloria Biediger of Alvord.
The groom is the son of Don and Robin Barnes of Decatur and Mike and Debbie Dzurovcin of Akron, Ohio.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless satin gown with lace overlay made by her mother. It had a detachable train and the bodice was adorned with hand-sewn beaded pearls. Her headpiece was beaded and she wore a waist-length veil. She carried a bouquet of white roses and babies breath with pink and light blue satin ribbons.
Maid of honor was Kaela Biediger, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Stacy Biediger, Shemane Watts, Mitzy Schumert and Candice Biediger, all sisters of the bride. They wore strapless gowns with pale pink bodices and A-line black skirts.
Flower girl was Taylor Etter of Cordova, Tenn., niece of the groom and daughter of Jason and Kristin Etter. Ringbearer was Rubert Huber, nephew of the bride.
Best man was Jason Barnes of Cordova, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Bubba Hartfield, Daniel Ruddick, Troy Nivens and Andy Thompson.
Ushers were Grant Biediger of Alvord, brother of the bride, and Chance Mitchell of Wentzvill, Mo., brother of the groom.
Reception servers were Ann Jackson, Margie Barnes and Mary McKeever, all aunts of the groom, and Taylor Adams, sister of the groom.
The bride is a 2005 graduate of Alvord High School.
The groom is a 1999 graduate of Alvord High School. He is employed by Peterbuilt in Denton.
Following a honeymoon in the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, the couple lives in Sunset.
Published Sunday, September 25, 2005

Bassham - Alvin and Carolyn Bassham
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Jan. 1, 2004
High school sweethearts Alvin and Carolyn Blythe Bassham of Keeter celebrated their 50th anniversary with friends and five generations of family members Sunday, Jan. 2, at the Decatur Civic Center.
Several members of the wedding party were honored including mother-of-the bride Margaret Blythe, best man Don Bassham, groomsman Sam Kiker Jr., bridesmaid Gwende Dean, reception attendant June Shilling and singer Evelyn Martin.
Other honored guests were Alvin’s high school football coach, Bob Howard, and wife Evelyn of Laguna Park.
Items including Carolyn’s wedding dress and veil created by her mother were on display and the tiered cake served at the celebration included the top from Carolyn’s parents’ 50th anniversary cake from 1985.
The Bassham’s daughter, Rebecca Bishop, assembled a display of the couple’s art work and photos of Alvin and Carolyn performing as clowns, Big Red and Shy Violet, and as Santa and Mrs. Claus through the years.
A film of the 1955 reception and music from the 1950s performed by Bobby Cargill and band played throughout the celebration.
As a cherished gift, the couple received a vase that was given to Carolyn’s grandparents on their 50th anniversary in 1960, then to her parents on their 50th anniversary.
Alvin retired from TXU after 39 years and Carolyn worked as secretary in Fort Worth.
The Basshams are active in the Church of Christ and Carolyn has taught Bible correspondence courses and recently on-line courses to students all over the world.
They have three children, Alvin Ray Bassham Jr. and wife Patty, Rebecca Bishop and husband Robert, and Brian Bassham and wife Mona; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, January 9, 2005

Bateman - Samantha Lee Patton and Cory Micah Bateman
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 26, 2005
Samantha Lee Patton of Hurst, daughter of Michele and Ronny Patton of Rhome, will marry Cory Micah Bateman of Hurst, son of Ken H. Bateman of Roanoke and Laura and Joey Skinner of Denton, on June 26, 2005, at the Candle Light Chapel in Boyd.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Northwest High School and is employed by JW Pepper in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom is a 2004 graduate of Northwest High School and is a student at Tarrant County Community College in Hurst. He is employed by Domino’s Pizza in Saginaw.
Published Sunday, June 12, 2005

Baucom - Rebeccah Bradshaw and Dustin Lee Baucom
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 23, 2005
Rebeccah Bradshaw of Dallas, daughter of W. Mark and Kathy Bradshaw of Brownwood, will marry Dustin Lee Baucom of Fort Worth, son of Ronnie and Vickie Baucom of New Orleans, La., formerly of Bridgeport, on Dec. 23, 2005, at the First Baptist Church of Brownwood.
The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Texas A&M University and a student at Southwestern Medical Center of Dallas.
The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Texas A&M University and is a student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Published Sunday, August 7, 2005

Begeman - Amanda Elise Brickey and Jeremy Ray Begeman
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 20, 2005
Amanda Elise Brickey of Decatur, daughter of Dave and Donna Brickey of Bowie, will marry Jeremy Ray Begeman, son of Barry and Brenda Begeman, all of Decatur, on Aug. 20, 2005, at the Texas Star in Weatherford.
Published Sunday, August 14, 2005

Bennett - Brandy LeighAnne Sullins and Dean Ray Bennett
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 26, 2005
Brandy LeighAnne Sullins of Weatherford, daughter of Karen Sullins of Fort Worth, will marry Dean Ray Bennett of Weatherford, son of Roxanne Bennett of Weatherford and the late Shag Bennett, on March 26, 2005, at the Rockin’ Adams Ranch in Decatur.
The bride-elect and prospective groom are graduates of Haltom High School.
Published Sunday, March 13, 2005

Berk - Mr. and Mrs. James Joseph Berk
Marriage vows exchanged May 18, 2005
Jamey Tamara Carpenter and James Joseph Berk, both of Bridgeport, were married May 18, 2005, in Jamaica.
The bride is the daughter of Bucky and Eddi Carpenter of Bridgeport.
She is a 2002 graduate of Texas Wesleyan University where she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. She is employed by the state of Texas.
The groom is the son of Jim and Laurie Berk of Colleyville. He is a 2002 graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and is employed by Tween 1 Inc.
Published Sunday, June 19, 2005

Berry - Ashly L’Rae Coker and Joseph Marshall Berry
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 17, 2005
Ashly L’Rae Coker, daughter of John and Loretta Coker, all of Decatur, will marry Joseph Marshall Berry, son of Dana and Rob Clinesmith and Joe and Cindy Berry, all of Decatur, on Dec. 17, 2005, at the First Baptist Church of Decatur. Gerre Joiner will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School and attended the University of Texas at Austin. She is employed by C and O Communications in Bridgeport.
The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2005 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
Published Sunday, August 7, 2005

Biemer - Jody Reneé Mayo and Longin Felix Biemer Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 29, 2005
Jody Reneé Mayo, daughter of M.D. “Sonny” and Annette Raley, all of Decatur, will marry Longin Felix Biemer Jr. of Decatur, son of Longin Felix and Frances Biemer Sr. of Amarillo, on Oct. 29, 2005, in Paradise. Daryl Hays will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 1987 graduate of Boyd High School and a 2000 graduate of North Central Texas College. She is a nurse and is employed by Wise County Medical and Surgical Association.
The prospective groom is a 1983 graduate of Poth High School. He attended Sul Ross State University and the University of Texas at San Antonio from 1983 to 1985. He is employed by Black Hawk Capital as a maintenance supervisor.
Published Sunday, October 9, 2005

Bilby - Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Lee Bilby
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 10, 2005
Natalie Pecina of Bridgeport and Nicholas Lee Bilby of Paradise were married Sept. 10, 2005, at Sunshine Celebrations in Paradise. Daryl Hays officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Maria and Raul Pecina of Bridgeport.
The groom is the son of Jeffrey and Esther Bilby of Paradise. He is stationed in South Korea with the U.S. Army.
Maid of honor was Elizabeth McKeever of Bridgeport, cousin of the groom. Bridesmaids were Veronica Monjaraz and Sarah Fagg, both of Bridgeport.
Flower girl was Lexus Martinez of Bridgeport, niece of the bride, daughter of Laura Pecina and David Martinez. Ringbearer was Jefferey Bilby, cousin of the groom, son of Scott and Patty Bilby.
Best man was Kyle Bilby of Paradise, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Patrick McKeever of Bridgeport, cousin of the groom, and Matt Carlson of Paradise.
A reception was hosted by the bride and groom at Sunshine Celebrations.
The couple took a honeymoon trip to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is employed by the city of Bridgeport.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of Paradise High School and is employed by the U.S. Army.
Published Sunday, October 9, 2005

Bond - Mr. and Mrs. Allen Bond
Sixtieth wedding anniversary Jan. 1, 2005
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Bond of Bryan celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 1, 2005.
Allen Bond and the former Glen La Ray Rieger, formerly of Decatur, were married Jan. 1, 1945, by the Rev. E.T. Miller of Wichita Falls.
They have three children, John and Diane Bond of Bryan, Merrill and Roy Kirkpatrick of San Antonio and Glen H. Bond of Bryan. They have five grandchildren, Amy and Jon Fisher of San Antonio, Brent and Shelly Bond, Wesley, Matthew and Ashley Bond, all of Bryan. They also have one great-grandson, Jackson Fisher of San Antonio.
Allen retired after 34 years of banking. The couple moved to Bryan after Allen was discharged from the Air Force in the Philippines in 1946.
Published Sunday, January 16, 2005

Bonduris - Mr. and Mrs. Thad Santikos Bonduris
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 21, 2005
Kathryn White Sappington and Thad Santikos Bonduris were married Aug. 21, 2005, at Little Chapel in the Woods at Texas Woman’s University in Denton.
Honor attendants for the couple were Jed Patrick Sappington of Denton, son of the bride, and Heather Bonduris of San Antonio and Nicole Bonduris of Corinth, both daughters of the groom.
The bride is the daughter of Bill and Johnnye White of Lake Kiowa. She is also the mother of Joel Sappington of Bridgeport and Jay Sappington of Hurst.
She is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University and is a salesperson.
The groom is the son of Kiki Pringle of San Antonio and the late James Bonduris.
He is a graduate of Trinity University and a professional music instructor and performing musician.
A reception was held at the Denton Civic Center.
Following an extended honeymoon at the groom’s family summer home in Athens, Greece, the couple will live in Denton.
Published Sunday, August 28, 2005

Bowden - Crystal Ann Autry and Justin Ryan Bowden
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 26, 2005
Crystal Ann Autry, daughter of Mark and Julie Autry, all of Boyd, will marry Justin Ryan Bowden, son of Clay and Cindy Bowden, all of Decatur, on June 25, 2005, at Birchman Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Mark Autry, father of the bride, will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Boyd High School in 2002. She earned a bachelor of science degree from Texas Woman’s University in May 2005.
The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Boyd High school. He earned a masters of accounting degree from Texas Christian University in May 2005. He is employed by the CPA firm Stovall, Grandy and Whatley LLP in Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, May 29, 2005

Bozeman - Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Bozeman
Marriage vows exchanged Nov. 8, 2005
Leean Coxwell of Paradise and Christopher Bozeman of Huntington were married Nov. 8, 2005, in Paradise.
The bride is the daughter of George and Cookie Dyer of Paradise.
The groom is the son of Gary Smith of Lewisville and Linda Smith of Grand Prairie.
The Rev. George L. Dyer officiated.
The bride is employed at Rhonda J. Shaw Insurance Agency.
The groom is employed at TXU in Lufkin.
Published Sunday, November 27, 2005

Brogan - Stacy Kappus and John Brogan
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 11, 2005
Stacy Kappus of El Reno, Okla., daughter of Carla Kappus and Fred and Betty Kappus of El Reno, will marry John Brogan of Bridgeport, son of Carolyn Brogan of Bridgeport and the late Jim Brogan, on June 11, 2005, at Matthias Ranch in El Reno.
The bride-elect is a 1994 graduate of El Reno High School and received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She works in the accounting department of the Cheyenne Arapahoe Indian Nation.
The prospective groom is a 1993 graduate of Bridgeport High School. He has been a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association as a professional bullfighter for 11 years. He was reserve world champion bullfighter at the 2000 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nev.
Published Sunday, May 1, 2005

Brooks - Jennifer Renee Chandler and Joshua Lynn Brooks
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 23, 2005
Jennifer Renee Chandler of Boyd, daughter of Rhonda Chandler of Boyd and Allan Chandler of Fort Worth, will marry Joshua Lynn Brooks, son of Jerry L. and Barbara Brooks, all of Decatur, on July 23, 2005, in Fort Worth. Sean Hickman of the First Baptist Church of Fort Worth will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Boyd High School and earned certified nurses aide certificate in February 2003. She earned a medication aide certificate in July 2004. The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Immanuel Baptist Christian Academy.
Published Sunday, June 19, 2005

Brown - Ryan Laine Garrison and Ashley Michael Brown
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 4, 2005
Ryan Laine Garrison of Lubbock, daughter of Richard and DeLona Garrison of Decatur, will marry Ashley Michael Brown of Wichita Falls, son of Ricky and Linda Brown and Diana and Johnny Holub, all of Red Oak, on June 4, 2005, at First Baptist Church in Decatur. Jared Douglas, associate pastor at First Baptist Church in Red Oak will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School and earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Midwestern State University. She is employed by Covenant Health System in Lubbock as a registered nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Red Oak High School and will graduate in May with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. He is employed by Covenant Health System in the surgical intensive care unit.
Published Sunday, April 3, 2005

Brown (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Ashley Michael Brown
Marriage vows exchanged June 4, 2005
Ryan Laine Garrison and Ashley Michael Brown, both of Lubbock, were married June 4, 2005, at the First Baptist Church of Decatur. Jared Douglas, associate pastor of the First Baptist Church of Red Oak, officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Richard and DeLona Garrison of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Diana and Johnny Holub and Ricky and Linda Brown, all of Red Oak.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory strapless, matte Italian satin gown that had a dropped waist with a champagne sash that extended to the semi-cathedral length train. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of jade roses, white calla lilies and stephanotis embelished with pearl and crystal pins.
Matron of honor was Curren Wicker of Decatur, sister of the bride. Maid of honor was Jessica Goodwyn of Lubbock. Bridesmaids were Amy Wolfe and Whitney Goodwyn, both of Lubbock, Ashley Chapman of Decatur and Jessica Mack, of Denton, sister of the groom.
Honor attendants wore celadon green strapless, tea-length gowns. They carried hand-tied bouquets of white calla lilies.
Flower girl was Camden Wicker and ringbearer was Carson Wicker, both of Decatur, niece and nephew of the bride, children of Brandt and Curren Wicker.
Best man was Ricky Brown of Red Oak, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Cole Butler and Gregg Markwardt, both of Red Oak, Brad Easter of Houston, John Kagorgis of Fort Worth and Joe Russo of Keller.
Ushers were Brandt Wicker of Decatur, brother-in-law of the bride, Dean Miller of Lubbock, Geoffrey Fisher, cousin of the groom, and Cody Smith of Midlothian, nephew of the groom.
Guest book attendant was Claire Goodwyn of Decatur. Music was provided by Stravagante Strings of Dallas. Soloists were Shelby Ivy of Ponder, aunt of the bride, and Rachel Archer of Wichita Falls.
A reception was held at the Gateway Center at the University of North Texas in Denton.
The bride is a graduate of Decatur High School and the groom is a graduate of Red Oak High School.
They both graduated from Midwestern State University with a bachelor of science degree in nursing and are employed by Covenant Health System in Lubbock.
Following a honeymoon to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the couple lives in Lubbock.
Published Sunday, July 17, 2005

Caldwell - Kenneth and Monisa Caldwell
Fiftieth wedding anniversary July 2, 2005
Kenneth and Monisa Caldwell of Decatur were honored with a dinner hosted by their children Saturday, July 2, in Dallas for their fiftieth wedding anniversary.
Caldwell and the former Monisa Rinker of Graham were married July 2, 1955, at Plymouth Park Baptist Church in Irving. He is employed by Wise County. She is a homemaker. They have been residents of Decatur for 34 years.
Their children are Curtis and Brenda Caldwell of Corinth; Sherri Caldwell of Gainesville; Casey Caldwell of Haskell and the late Gary Caldwell.
Their grandchildren are Marshall, Ty, Will and Coleton Caldwell.
Published Sunday, July 10, 2005

Canady - Lauren Nichole Moody and Michael Angelo Canady
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 10, 2005
Lauren Nichole Moody of Canton, daughter of Glen and Rita Moody of Jacksboro and Donna Fenley of Bowie, will marry Michael Angelo Canady, son of James and Janet Sanderfer, all of Canton, on Sept. 10, 2005, in Merphy. Doyle Wade will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Agnes Tatum of Jacksboro and Billie Fenley of Tioga. She is a 2003 graduate of Jacksboro High School and is employed by LHBP Outlet in Terrell.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Harold and Melba Canady of Balch Springs. He is a 2001 graduate of Terrell High School and is employed at Auto Zone DC in Terrell.
Published Sunday, July 24, 2005

Carpenter - Mr. and Mrs. William Ralph Carpenter III
Marriage vows exchanged Feb. 12, 2005
Shelby Lynn Owens and William Ralph Carpenter III, both of Dallas, were married February 12, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Tim Staubb of Calvary Baptist Church officiated.
The bride is the daughter of David and Peggy Owens of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Diane Carpenter of Austin and the late William R. Carpenter II.
The bride was escorted by her brother-in-law, Navy Lt. Matthew Peterson of Spain. She wore a white strapless sweetheart style dress outlined in black satin and accented with black and silver beads on the bodice, train and around the bottom of the dress. She wore a single-layered veil and carried a bouquet of red roses.
Ashley Chapman of Decatur was matron of honor and Miranda Salmon of Dallas served as maid of honor. Bridesmatron was sister of the bride Patti Peterson of Spain; bridesmaids were Jeannie Diaz of Lubbock, Amanda Meador of Denton and Amanda Carpenter of Austin, sister of the groom. The bride’s attendants wore black empire-cut silk dresses gathered on the left shoulder and accented with a diamond brooch. They carried Nicole roses and stems of crystals gathered with berries.
Danny Bearden of Lubbock served as best man. Groomsmen were Bobby Zeiner of Brenham, Jeff Howell and Donnie Diaz, both of Lubbock, Matthew Leesman and James Gilliam, both of San Antonio.
The ring bearer was Ethan Peterson of Spain, son of Patti and Matthew Peterson and nephew of the bride.
Candlelighters and ushers were Garett Peterson of Spain, the bride’s nephew, and Charles Watson II of Lubbock.
The pianist was Jana Roberts of Saginaw; the soloist was Crystal Righton of Fort Worth.
A reception followed at The Club at Runaway Bay.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of Decatur High School and has a bachelor of science degree in restaurant, hotel and institutional management from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. She is employed as sales manager for Wyndham Hotels.
The groom is a 1995 graduate of Brenham High School and earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from Texas Tech. He is employed by Cingular Wireless.
The couple resides in Dallas.
Published Sunday, April 3, 2005

Carroll - Tara Colleen Hutson and Shane Roland Carroll
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 21, 2004
Tara Colleen Hutson of Decatur, daughter of Karen and Craig Hutson of Decatur, will marry Shane Roland Carroll, son of Connie and Robert Carroll of Nokomis, Ill., on May 21, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church of Decatur.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in physical education. She is a sergeant in the U.S. Army stationed in Aurora, Colo.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Western Illinois University and is a former military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army. He is employed by Booze Allen Hamilton as a consultant while serving as a U.S. special forces intelligence officer in the Colorado National Guard.
Published Sunday, January 16, 2005

Carroll (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Shane Roland Carroll
Marriage vows exchanged May 21, 2005
Tara Colleen Hutson and Shane Roland Carroll, both of Littleton, Colo., were married May 21, 2005, in the First United Methodist Church of Decatur. The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Thomas O. Brumett.
The bride is the daughter of Craig and Karen Hutson of Decatur. The groom is the son of Robert and Connie Carroll of Nokomis, Ill.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless white gown of layered chiffon with an empire waist accented by a fully beaded scalloped top. Her headpiece was a rhinestone tiara with both a fingertip-length veil and a detachable cathedral length veil, each trimmed with pearls and rhinestones.
The bride carried a cascading bouquet of white roses, stephanotis, freesia and orchids.
Matron of honor was Tiffany Boner Watson, formerly of Decatur. She wore a tea-length red dress and carried a bouquet of red and white roses. Bridesmaids were Armesha Moody and Stephanie Glowczewski, both of Littleton, Colo., Katie Lewandowski of Roanoke, and Jessica Eddy, cousin of the bride, of Riverside, R.I. Bridesmaids wore black gowns accented with velvet ribbon and a rhinestone broach at the waist. Each carried a bouquet of hand-tied red roses. Elizabeth Grace Crenshaw of Dallas was the flower girl.
Best man was Dan Dammerman of Charlottesville Va. Groomsmen were Matt Thornton of Chandler, Ariz., Dirk Palowitch of Harker Heights, Craig Wedley of Perrysburg, Ohio and Jason and Daniel Hutson, brothers of the bride, both of Decatur.
Soloist Lillian Sattawhite was accompanied on piano and organ by Bessie Bell Watson.
A reception was held following the ceremony at the Decatur Civic Center.
The couple honeymooned in St. Maarten’s.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School and completed her tour of duty in the United States Army in May. She will begin a dental hygienist program in January. The groom is employed by Booze Allen in the military projects division and is a captain in the special forces unit of the National Guard.
Published Sunday, August 21, 2005

Cavender - Allan and Kathy Cavender
Fifth wedding anniversary June 3, 2005
Allan and Kathy Cavender of Paradise celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary June 3.
Allan Cavender and the former Kathy Riggs were married June 3, 2000, at a friend’s home in Paradise.
They have seven children, David Cavender of Louisiana, Melanie Cavender of Boyd, Amanda Sessums of Springtown, Molly Chapman of Oklahoma City, Okla., Chelsea Tarpley of Decatur, Katie Cavender and Trey Thompson, both of Paradise; and two grandchildren, Bryson Sessums and J.D. Brown, both of Springtown.
Allan is a firefighter for the city of Euless.
Kathy is an administrative assistant for Paradise ISD. She attends Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise.
Published Sunday, June 5, 2005

Champ - Mr. and Mrs. Russell Brent Champ
Marriage vows exchanged Nov. 20, 2004
Carolyn Denise Freeman and Russell Brent Champ, both of Los Angeles, Calif., were married Nov. 20, 2004, in Lake Arrowhead, Calif. Charles Ryan Roach, minister of the Universal Life Church in Fort Worth, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Kenneth and Martha Freeman of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Minnie Champ of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Richard and Vivian Champ of Hendersonille, N.C.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a diamond white gown with sweetheart neckline, delicate cap sleeves and chapel-length train. It featured an asymmetrical front drape and corset back embellished with Swarovski crystals, seed beads and pearls. Her headpiece was an elbow-length, two-tiered veil with blusher that was adorned with Swarovski Crystals and a tiara of crystals, rhinestones and pearls. She also wore satin shoes adorned with seed beads and pearls.
The bride’s bouquet was a cascade of white Gerber daisies, white roses, pearl-studded stephanotis, pale green orchids and winter berries.
The matron of honor was Christine Wetzel of Valencia, Calif. and the bridesmaid was Gina Banic of Hollywood, Calif. They wore cranberry dresses with European satin princess seam bustiers, A-line skirts and matching wraps. Hand-sewn rosettes adorned the neckline. They carried nosegays of white roses, pearl-studded stephanotis, pale green orchid petals and winter berries.
Best man was Ed Williams of Dallas and the groomsman was Todd Pozycki of Portland, Ore.
The groom and groomsmen wore black, single-breasted tuxedos with shawl lapel jackets, white pique wing collar shirts, black and white legacy vests and Euro ties. The groom wore a bowtie. Boutonnieres consisted of a white rose, pearl-studded stephanotis, pale green orchid petals and winter berries.
Flower girl was Maia Sharkey of Phoenix, Ariz., daughter of Michael and Janet Sharkey.
Ring bearers were Maclain and Griffin Wetzel of Valencia, Calif., sons of Steve and Christine Wetzel.
Music was provided by The Genevieve Duo with a harp and a flute. A recording of The Lord’s Prayer by Robin Dodd of Fort Worth was played.
A reception was held at Chateau du Lac at Lake Arrowhead, Calif. where the couple stayed for their wedding trip.
The couple will live in Sherman Oaks, Calif.
The bride earned her bachelor of arts degree from the University of North Texas and works for the architectural firm Gensler in Santa Monica, Calif.
The groom attended Jesuit College Preparatory and Collin County Community College. He is a general manager for Mon Sushi and Grill.
Published Sunday, February 27, 2005

Chapman - Jessica Magan Gregg and Louis Major Chapman
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 29, 2005
Jessica Magan Gregg, daughter of Jerry and Kathy Gregg of Rhome, will marry Louis Major Chapman, son of John Chapman and EdithAnn DeFelix Chapman, both of North Carolina, on Oct. 29, 2005, at River of Life Church in Decatur. Greg Mohr will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Landmark Christian Academy in 2004 and from Texas Massage Institute in 2005. She is employed by Catfish O’Harlies.
The prospective groom graduated from Cottage Christian Academy in 2000. He is employed by Blue Sky Chem Dry and Wal Mart Distribution Center.
Published Sunday, September 11, 2005

Chow - Lisa Marie Nash and Robert Michael Chow
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 17, 2005
Lisa Marie Nash, daughter of Dennis and Tammie Nash, all of Newark, will marry Robert Michael Chow of Lawton, Okla., son of Tom and Donna Blakeney of Rhome and Michael Chow of Carson, Calif., on Sept. 17, 2005, at the Candle Light Chapel in Boyd.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Northwest High School and is employed by the YMCA.
The prospective groom is also a graduate of Northwest High School. He is in the Army.
Published Sunday, June 12, 2005

Coker - Meghan Danielle Williams and John William Coker V
Marriage vows to be exchanged August 13, 2005
Meghan Danielle Williams of Decatur, daughter of Tim and Maggie Williams of Greenwood, will marry John William Coker V, son of John and Loretta Coker, all of Decatur, on Aug. 13, 2005, at 7 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Gage. Gerre Joiner will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Slidell High School. She is employed by Coker Funeral Home.
The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School.
Published Sunday, May 29, 2005

Congdon - J’Lynn Alling and Ardsley Pihl Congdon
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 5, 2005
J’Lynn Alling of Hurst, daughter of James Evans and Janis Alling of Decatur, will marry Ardsley “Ardy” Pihl Congdon of Euless, son of Pamela Congdon of Colorado Springs, Colo., and the late Ardsley Pihl Congdon, Nov. 5, 2005, at the First Baptist Church of Euless.
The bride-elect earned a bachelor of arts degree in education from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in library and information science from Texas Woman’s University. She is employed as a librarian at Birdville High School.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Vernon and Carol Krapf of Beach Park, Ill. He earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a master of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is employed by NEC America in Irving.
Published Sunday, August 28, 2005

Cook - Lindsay Montgomery and Paul Cook
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 28, 2005
Lindsay Montgomery of Bridgeport, daughter of Danny and Linda Montgomery of Bridgeport, will marry Paul Cook of Bridgeport, son of Janice Cook of Paradise, on May 28, 2005.
The bride-elect is employed by Wise Regional Health System and is pursuing a degree in radiology.
The prospective groom is a paramedic for Wise County EMS.
Published Sunday, April 10, 2005

Cope - Alexandra Reneé Vess and Justin Lynn Cope
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 16, 2005
Alexandra Reneé Vess of Abilene, daughter of DeYon and the late Ronnie Vess of Boyd, will marry Justin Lynn Cope of Abilene, son of Joe and Nancy Cope of Abilene, on July 16, 2005, at the Marty Leonard Chapel in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect is a graduate of homeschool and is a junior at Abilene Christian University. She is in the ACU honors program, was a charter member of Tri Kappa Gamma and a founding member of Lambda Beta Sigma.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Abilene High School and is a senior at Abilene Christian University. He is the past president of Phi Eta Sigma and a member of Frater Sodalis and ACU honors program.
Published Sunday, January 9, 2005

Cope (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Justin Lynn Cope
Marriage vows exchanged July 24, 2005
Alexandra Reneé Vess of Boyd and Justin Lynn Cope of Abilene were married July 24, 2005, at the Marty Leonard Chapel in Fort Worth. Frederick D. Aquino, professor of theology and philosophy at Abliene Christian University, performed the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of DeYon Vess of Boyd and the late Ronny Vess.
The groom is the son of Joey and Nancy Cope of Abilene.
Escorted by her mother, the bride wore a white organza sheath dress with a trumpet skirt and chapel-length train trimmed with beaded lace accents. The strapless bodice was trimmed with beads and seed pearls. Her headpiece was a tiarra and fingertip-length veil accented with seed pearls. She also wore beaded white satin ballet slippers. She carried a Colonial style hand-tied bouquet of red roses tied with white satin ribbon.
Maid of honor was Amy Connell of Atlanta, Ga. Bridesmaids were Kristin Krayer of Saginaw, Brandi McClain of Henderson and Leesa Patterson of Farwell. They wore red satin floor length sheath dresses with deeply scooped backs and crisscrossed straps. They carried a variety of flowers.
Flower girls were Landrye Cope of Abilene, daughter of Jeremy and Jaime Cope, and Kaitlyn Vess of Plano, daughter of Danny and Stacy Vess. Candlelighter was Dawnyel Vess of Lake Worth, niece of the bride.
Best man was Jeremy Cope of Abilene, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were James Williams and Conrad Hester, both of Abilene and Zach Vess of Boyd, brother of the bride.
Guest book attendant was Michelle Davidson of Boyd, and a string trio from Denton provided music.
A reception was hosted by the bride’s mother at Van Cliburn Recital Hall at Bass Hall in Fort Worth.
The bride will graduate from Abilene Christian University in May 2006 with a degree in psychology. She is a member of Lambda Beta Sigma and Tri Kappa Gamma. She is employed by The Center for Conflict Resolution at ACU.
The groom will graduate from ACU December 2005 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies. He is a member of Frater Sodalis. He is employed by Advance Eyecare in Abilene.
Following a honeymoon to the Riviera Maya in Mexico, the couple lives in Abilene.
Published Sunday, September 25, 2005

Cox - Micah Breann Hand and Steven Clinton Cox
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 30, 2005
Micah Breann Hand, daughter of Mickey and Lindee Hand of Chico, will marry Steven Clinton Cox, son of Van and Shelia Cox of Chico, July 30, 2005, at Victory Family Church in Decatur. Marc Rylander of Prestonwood Church of Plano will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Chico High School. She is employed by Wise County Medical and Surgical.
The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Chico High School and is a student at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Published Sunday, May 1, 2005

Cox - Mr. and Mrs. James Cox
Sixtieth wedding anniversary Feb. 3, 2005
James and Frances Cox of Decatur recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.
James and the former Frances Still were married Feb. 3, 1945, in Fort Worth. They lived in Pasadena, Texas, Tulsa, Okla., Denver, Colo., and Whitesboro before moving to Decatur more than eight years ago.
They have two sons, Jim Cox, who is married to Merlene and lives in Bay City, and Robert Cox of Alvord. They also have six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
James retired in 1985 from a government career with the General Aviation Administration. Frances worked many years as an administrative assistant.
Both enjoy traveling and are active in church ministry. James is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God and Frances enjoys singing and playing the piano and organ.
Published Sunday, February 13, 2005

Crockett - Mr. and Mrs. William Cole Crockett
Marriage vows exchanged Feb. 13, 2004
Tanya Denise Johnson and William Cole Crockett, both of Bowie, were married Feb. 13, 2005, at their home. Justice of the Peace Jim Willard officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Ronnie Gerhart and Angela Denney, both of Chico.
The groom is the son of Cindy and Rick Jenkins of Justin.
Matron of honor was Maria King of Alvord, sister of the bride. Bridesmaid was Raenell Tocquingy of Decatur.
Flower girl was Leslie Robbins of Bowie, niece of the bride, daughter of Maria King and Wesley Robbins. Ringbearer was Dameon Johnson of Bowie, son of the bride.
Best man was Jeff Crockett of Bowie, brother of the groom. Groomsman was Carl Crockett of Bowie, brother of the groom
The Crocketts live in Bowie.
Published Sunday, February 27, 2005

Davila - Luis A. and Ludivina Davila
Twenty-sixth wedding anniversary Oct. 17, 2005
Luis A. and Ludivina Davila of Decatur celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary Oct. 15 with a celebration at their home hosted by their daughter, Claudia Davila, and their family.
Luis Davila and the former Ludivina Torres were married Oct. 17, 1979, in Zaragoa Coahuila, Mexico.
Both Luis and Ludivina are employed at Imperial Fabrication in Decatur. They have one daughter, Claudia Davila, one granddaughter, Sabrina Ince, 4, and a step-granddaughter, Lauren Ince, 8.
Published Sunday, November 6, 2005

Dingus - Toni Rene Summerford and Christopher David Dingus
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 6, 2005
Toni Rene Summerford, daughter of Jim and Dot Summerford, all of Decatur, will marry Christopher David Dingus of Greenwood, son of David and Judy Dingus, formerly of Greenwood, on Aug. 6, 2005, at Calvary Baptist Church in Decatur. Tracey Epting of Greenwood Baptist Church will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Decatur High School.
The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Slidell High School.
Published Sunday, July 31, 2005

Dingus (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Christopher David Dingus
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 6, 2005
Toni Rene Summerford of Decatur and Christopher David Dingus of Greenwood were married Aug. 6, 2005, at Calvary Baptist Church in Decatur. Tracey Epting of the Greenwood Baptist Church officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter Jim and Dot Summerford of Decatur.
The groom is the son of David and Judy Dingus of Elizabethton, Tenn., formerly of Greenwood.
Matron of honor was Michelle Boswell of Enterprise, Ala., sister of the bride, and bridesmaid was Betty Pizana of Chico. They wore lavender dresses and carried bouquets of flowers that were multiple shades of purple.
Flower girl was Paige Summerford of Decatur, daughter of the bride. Ringbearers were Dylan Summerford of Decatur, son of the bride, and Ryan Boswell of Enterprise, nephew of the bride.
Best man was Chris Shirey of Paradise and groomsman was M.G. Teague of Fort Worth. They were also ushers along with Jeremy Boswell of Enterprise, brother-in-law of the bride.
Pianist was Charlotte Epting of Greenwood.
A reception was hosted by the bride’s parents at the Decatur Civic Center.
The bride is a 1996 graduate of Decatur High School and a 1998 graduate of Arlington Medical Institute.
The groom is a 1996 graduate of Slidell High School.
Following a honeymoon to Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple lives in Chico.
Published Sunday, October 2, 2005

Doggett - Erin Lisby and Cris Aaron Doggett
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 24, 2005
Erin Lisby, daughter of Rowdy and Lou Ann Lisby of Decatur, will marry Cris Aaron Doggett, son of Edwin and Tricia Doggett of Aurora and Richard and Maureen Barker of Decatur, on Sept. 24, 2005, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur. Tim Watson will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School. She is the granddaughter of Rodney and CeCe Lisby of Decatur and Bob and Pat Johnson of Amarillo. She is the great-granddaughter of Mary Kilpatrick of Decatur.
The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2004 graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington. He is the grandson of Jimmie Doggett of Weatherford and Wanda Reynolds of Farmers Branch.
Published Sunday, August 7, 2005

Dudley - Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Leland Dudley
Marriage vows exchanged April 30, 2005
Loren “Lori” Elizabeth Miller and Aaron Leland Dudley, both of Fort Worth, were married April 30, 2005, at Thistle Hill Mansion in Fort Worth. The Rev. Andrew Decker from the University United Methodist Church officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Barbara Miller of Irving and H.B. “Benny” Miller Jr. and Gloria Miller of Fort Worth. She was escorted by her father.
The groom is the son of Ronnie and Laverne Dudley of San Antonio.
Matron of honor was Terry Golwas of Keller, formerly of Decatur. Bridesmaids were Zelina Silva of McAllen, and Elizabeth Crisafulli of West Milford, N.J., and Juliet Jefferson of Fort Worth, both cousins of the bride.
Flower girls were Ashlin Crisafulli of West Milford, daughter of Elizabeth Crisafulli, and Sloan Jefferson of Fort Worth, daughter of Juliet Jefferson. Ringbearer was Dylan Baker of Trophy Club, nephew of the groom, son of Angela and Cary Baker.
Best man was Kenneth Mena of San Diego, Calif. Groomsmen were Ronnie Dudley of San Antonio, father of the groom, Robert Dudley of San Antonio, brother of the groom, and Thomas Stewart of Austin, nephew of the groom.
Ushers were Brandon Lee of Fort Worth and Rusty Brown of Irving, both brothers of the bride.
Pianist was Thomas Stewart of Austin and soloist was Hunter Jefferson of Fort Worth.
A reception was given by the bride and groom and their parents at Thistle Hill Mansion.
The bride is a 1991 graduate of Decatur High School. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin University in 1999 with a bachelor of science degree in nursing and gerontology. She is employed by Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.
The groom graduated with a master of science degree in physical therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center. He is employed by HealthSouth and Hoveround.
The couple lives in Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, June 5, 2005

Dyer - George and Cookie Dyer
Forty-second wedding anniversary Nov. 12, 2005
George and Cookie Dyer of Paradise celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary Nov. 12, 2005.
George Dyer and the former Cookie Hassett were married Nov. 12, 1963, in Lufkin.
George Dyer is a retired Baptist minister and Cookie Dyer is self-employed.
They have one child, Leean Bozeman and husband, Chris, of Paradise and one grandchild, Adam Coxwell.
Published Sunday, November 27, 2005

Eddy - Bethany Hope Brooks and Michael James Eddy
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 11, 2005
Bethany Hope Brooks, daughter of Phillip and Dana Brooks, of Decatur, will marry Michael James Eddy, son of Jim and Lori Eddy, all of Cuba, Ill., June 11, 2005, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur. Louis Horton will officiate.
The bride-elect and prospective groom are both attending Commonwealth Baptist College in Lexington, Ky.
Published Sunday, April 24, 2005

Eddy (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Michael James Eddy
Marriage vows exchanged June 11, 2005
Bethany Hope Brooks of Decatur and Michael James Eddy of Cuba, Ill., were married June 11, 2005, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Louis Horton officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Phillip and Dana Brooks of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Jim and Lori Eddy of Cuba.
Maid of honor was Kari Gage of Decatur. Bridesmaids were Kendra Brooks of Decatur, sister of the bride, and Jessica Eddy of Cuba, sister of the groom.
Junior bridesmaid was Rachel Brooks of Alvord, cousin of the bride.
Flowergirl was Courtney Seaman of Arlington. Candlelighters were Stuart Brooks of Decatur, cousin of the bride, and Matt Essex of Cuba, cousin of the groom.
Best man was Jim Eddy of Cuba, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Dave Graf of Abingdon, Ill., Jake Tourtillot of Canton, Ill., and Tyler Cape of Atlanta, Ga.
Ushers were Justin Brooks, brother of the bride, and Joshua Brooks, cousin of the bride, both of Decatur, and Mark Eddy of Cuba, brother of the groom.
Guest book attendant was Jennifer Whitney of Decatur. Pianist was Cindy Essex of Cuba, aunt of the groom.
An outdoor reception was hosted by the bride’s parents at the church. Servers were Melissa Stastny of Decatur, cousin of the bride, Sarah Head of Mountain Home, Ark., cousin of the bride, and Katie Hamilton of Sunset, cousin of the bride.
The bride is a student at Commonwealth Baptist College in Lexington, Ky. She is employed by Lexington Baptist Temple.
The groom is also a student at Commonwealth Baptist College. He is employed by LeRoy’s Jewelers.
Following a honeymoon to Branson, Mo., the couple lives in Lexington.
Published Sunday, July 10, 2005

Eurto - Mr. and Mrs. William Lawrence Eurto Jr.
Marriage vows exchanged Oct. 23, 2004
Carolyn Lorraine Brandon and William Lawrence Eurto Jr., both of Bedford, were married Oct. 23, 2004, in Fort Worth. Todd Shipley officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Craig and Melissa Brandon of North Richland Hills. She is the granddaughter of George Ann Brandon of Decatur and Carol and Kennith Fleming of Benbrook.
The groom is the son of Delane Ausburn of White Settlement and the late William Eurto.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a silk and organza dress. The bodice was embellished with beads and sequins and the train was detachable.
She carried a bouquet of red and white roses.
The matron of honor was Jessica Mendoza Fleming of North Richland Hills. The maid of honor was Amanda Beavers of Keller. Bridesmaids were Christy White of Watauga and Shauna Hockenberger and Diana Santos, both of North Richland Hills. The honor attendants wore champagne dresses and carried red roses.
Flowergirls were cousins of the bride, Ashlee Baucom, daughter of Travis and Terri Baucom of Fort Worth, and Kaylee Brown, daughter of Brandee Brown of Euless.
Ringbearer was Chase Waller, nephew of the bride, son of Owen and Susan Waller of Bedford.
Best man was Scott Weir of Bedford. Groomsmen were Freddy Clowers of Bedford, cousin of the groom, James Brandon and Eric Brandon, brothers of the bride, Bill Mack, Jeff Gibson and John Newman.
A reception was given by Susan Eurto and stepmothers at Eurto’s residence.
The bride graduated from Richland High School in 2001. She is employed by DFW Neurosurgical.
The groom graduated from Paschal High School in 1992 and was in the Delta Chi fraternity at Tarleton State University. He is employed by the Bedford Police Department.
The couple lives in Bedford.
Published Sunday, January 23, 2005

Evans - Mr. and Mrs. Jay Don Evans Jr.
Marriage vows exchanged July 16, 2005
Renee Lynne Raley and Jay Don Evans Jr., both of Boyd, were married July 16, 2005, at the First Baptist Church of Boyd. Sonny Smith officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Sonny and Annette Raley of Decatur and Kathy and Robin Retzlaff of Springdale, Ark.
The groom is the son of Jay Evans of Springtown and Kim and Greg Hicks of Ackerman, Miss.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white gown in duchess satin featuring pearl beading with spaghetti straps and a satin stole. She caried a bouquet of purple daisies and roses.
Matron of honor was Lindsey Keeney of Springtown. Maid of honor was Maddie Kenney of Springtown. Bridesmaid was SheaLeigh Drebing of Decatur, niece of the bride. Honor attendants wore black, full-length dresses with spaghetti straps and a white panel inset with scattered beaded floral appliques. They carried a single purple rose.
Flower girl was Tatum Miller of Paradise, daughter of Ronnie and Georgia Miller. Ringbearer was Garrett Raley of Boyd, son of the bride.
Best man was Jackie Evans of Springtown, uncle of the groom. Groomsmen were Jay Evans of Springtown, father of the groom, and Greg Hicks of Ackerman, stepfather of the groom.
Ushers were Randel Wright of Bridgeport and Johnny Martin.
A reception was held at the home of Sonny and Annette Raley.
The bride is employed by Raymond James and Associates in Fort Worth.
The groom is employed by Weatherford Fracturing Technologies in Decatur.
The couple lives in Boyd.
Published Sunday, August 14, 2005

Faber - Joy Elizabeth Redfearn and Zach William Faber
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 3, 2005
Joy Elizabeth Redfearn, daughter of John and Jane Redfearn, all of Decatur, will marry Zach William Faber, son of Steve and Suzanne Faber, all of Florence, Colo., on Sept. 3, 2005, in Nacogdoches. The bride’s father will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Richland High School in North Richland Hills, Oklahoma Baptist University and the University of Colorado.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Florence High School and the University of Colorado. He is employed by VLK Architects in Houston.
Published Sunday, August 7, 2005

Featherston - Jennifer Ewing and Jay Featherston
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 12, 2005
Jennifer Ewing, daughter of Thomas and Kay Ewing of Houston, will marry Jay Featherston, son of John and Kay Featherston, formerly of Decatur, on March 12, 2005, at Crestview Church of Christ in Waco.
The bride-elect graduated from Sam Houston State University and teaches school in Waco.
The prospective groom is scheduled to complete his licensing as an electrician this summer.
Published Sunday, February 6, 2005

Ford - Amanda Sue Cathey and James Dustin Ford
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 2005
Amanda Sue Cathey, daughter of Rodger and Robin Cathey of Boyd, will marry James Dustin Ford, son of Rodney and Beth Ford of Springtown, in July 2005, at A&M Gardens in Azle.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Boyd High School and is attending Tarrant County College studying dental hygiene. She is the granddaughter of Patricia Bohannon of Boyd and Norman and Sue Huddleston of Azle.
The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Springtown High School and is attending Tarrant County College studying emergency medical services. He is the grandson of Wahnell Wigley of Azle, James Knox Ford of Fort Worth, and C.W. and Anna Lou Darter of Springtown.
Published Sunday, April 17, 2005

Fothergill - Stephanie Cox and Rob Fothergill
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 28, 2005
Stephanie Cox of Decatur, daughter of Norbert and Cindy Cox, both of Decatur, will marry Rob Fothergill of Decatur, son of Richard and Cathy Fothergill of Kilgore, on May 28, 2005, at First Baptist Church of Decatur. The Rev. Ken May will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Decatur High School and works at the Wise County Extension Office.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Kilgore High School and earned a bachelor of business administration from the University of North Texas. He is a customer service supervisor at Poco Graphite.
Published Sunday, February 27, 2005

Fothergill (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Robert Warren Fothergill
Marriage vows exchanged May 28, 2005
Stephanie Gail Cox and Robert Warren Fothergill, both of Decatur, were married May 28, 2005, at the First Baptist Church of Decatur. The Rev. Ken May officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Norbert and Cindy Cox of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Richard and Cathy Fothergill of Kilgore.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white dress with a tulle skirt that had beaded lace appliqués and a cathedral length train. The bodice laced up the back and her headpiece was a tiara and a veil. She carried pink, white and lilac roses.
Maid of honor was Lesle Dickenson of Irving. Bridesmaids were Shanda Blount and Stacey Sandford, both of Decatur and sisters of the bride, and Dee Hayes of Decatur, cousin of the bride. They wore strapless gowns with layered skirts in Victorian lilac and carried bouquets of spring flowers.
Flower girls were Sidney Carter, daughter of Stacey and Andrew Sandford, and Corley Blount, daughter of Ricky and Shanda Blount, both nieces of the bride, all of Decatur, and Grace Fothergill, daughter of Russ and Cassie Fothergill, niece of the groom, of Belton.
Ringbearer was Chase Blount of Decatur, son of Ricky and Shanda Blount, nephew of the bride.
Best man was Russ Fothergill of Belton, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Jeff Anderson of Austin, Scott Weller of Flower Mound and Jay Colley of Dallas.
Ushers were Brandon Reynolds of Dallas and Craig Barnett of Allen. Guestbook attendants were Kelsey Hayes and Meagon Watermen, both of Decatur. Organist was Kay Mara of Decatur.
A reception was hosted by the bride’s parents at the church. Servers were Cory Mattison Johnson of Denton and Kelsey Hayes of Decatur.
The bride is a 1996 graduate of Decatur High School. She is employed by the Texas Cooperative Extension.
The groom is a 1995 graduate of Kilgore High School. He earned a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of North Texas. He is employed by Poco Graphite Inc.
Following a honeymoon to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, the couple lives in Decatur.
Published Sunday, August 7, 2005

Gentry - Roger and Carla Gentry
Twenty-fifth wedding anniversary Aug. 1, 2005
Roger and Carla Gentry of Paradise celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Aug. 7, 2005, with a reception at Sunshine Celebrations in Paradise. The surprise event was organized by their children. The couple had just returned from an anniversary trip to Hawaii.
Gentry and the former Carla Riggs were married Aug. 1, 1980, in Paradise.
They have three children, Kylie Gentry of Denton and Chance Gentry and Kason Gentry, both of Paradise.
Roger is the owner and manager of Boyd Feed Store. Carla is a second grade teacher in Paradise.
Published Sunday, September 18, 2005

Gentry - Whitney Brooke Hughes and Samuel Isaac Gentry
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 10, 2005
Whitney Brooke Hughes, daughter of Mickey Hughes and Jan and Wayne Brown, all of O’Donnell, will marry Samuel Isaac Gentry, son of Glenn and Anna Gentry, all of Cottondale, Dec. 10, 2005, at the Baker Building in Lubbock.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Howard and Mamie Moore of O’Donnell. She is a 2001 graduate of O’Donnell High School and earned a bachelor of business administration degree from Angelo State University in December 2004. She is employed at the corporate office of Town and Country Food Stores in San Angelo.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Don and Lorene Gentry of Cottondale. He is a 2001 graduate of Paradise High School and earned a bachelor of business administration degree from ASU in December 2004. He is an accountant at Armstrong, Backus and Company in San Angelo.
Published Sunday, October 23, 2005

Gildon - Lindsey Roberson and Andrew Gildon
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 22, 2005
Lindsey Roberson of Decatur, daughter of Chester and Gail Roberson of Benbrook and Leticia Skiles of Decatur, will marry Andrew Gildon, son of Terry and Debbie Justice, all of Decatur, on Oct. 22, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect and prospective groom are graduates of Decatur High School.
Published Sunday, September 11, 2005

Gildon (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gildon
Marriage vows exchanged Oct. 22, 2005
Lindsey Roberson and Andrew Gildon, both of Decatur, were married Oct. 22, 2005, at the Oak Grove Methodist Church in Decatur.
The bride is the daughter of Chester and Gail Roberson of Benbrook and Leticia Skiles of Haltom City.
The groom is the son of Debbie and Terry Justice of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white strapless gown and carried a bouquet of purple flowers.
Matron of honor was Andrea Roberson of Decatur. Maid of honor was Ashley Lain of Decatur. The honor attendants wore black dresses and carried bouquets of purple flowers.
Flower girl was Layla Felts of Bridgeport, cousin of the groom, daughter of Amber and Keith Felts.
Ringbearer was Corbin Roberson of Decatur, nephew of the bride, son of Andrea Roberson.
Best man was Tony Gildon of Decatur, brother of the groom. Groomsman was Ricky Evans of Decatur.
Usher was Dakota Smith.
A reception hosted by Mattie Sermons was held at the church.
Servers were Tammy Simmons and Lisa Skiles, aunts of the bride.
The bride is a graduate of Decatur High School.
The groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and is employed by Devon Energy.
The couple lives in Decatur.
Published Sunday, November 6, 2005

Goodger - Celena DeLee Corbell and Bryan James Goodger
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 3, 2005
Celena DeLee Corbell of Edmond, Okla., daughter of Ronnie and Peggy Corbell of Decatur, was to marry Bryan James Goodger of Edmond, son of Brent and Mickey Goodger of Laguna Vista and Phil and Barbara Thompson of Edmond, on Dec. 3, 2005, in Miami, Fla., aboard a cruise ship.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Rose Lee Corbell of Decatur. She graduated from Abilene Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies and is working at Allstates Production Equipment in Oklahoma City, Okla.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Ralph and Betty Chaney, Bobbie Goodger and Faye Whitaker, all of Decatur. He graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in business management and is a carpenter in Edmond.
Published Sunday, December 4, 2005

Goodman - Shellie Deann Placek and Reedie Joe Goodman
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 11, 2005
Shellie Deann Placek of Decatur, daughter of Jack and Vonya Placek of Decatur, will marry Reedie Joe Goodman of Chico, son of Lisa Goodman of Chico and the late Faron Lynn Meredith, on June 11, 2005, at Sunshine Celebrations. The Rev. Jerry Miller will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School. She works at Wal-Mart.
The prospective groom attended Chico High School. He is employed by Smith’s Oilfield Environmental Services.
Published Sunday, April 17, 2005

Goodman (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Reedie Joe Goodman
Marriage vows exchanged June 11, 2005
Shellie Deann Placek of Decatur and Reedie Joe Goodman of Chico were married June 11, 2005, at Sunshine Celebrations in Paradise. The Rev. Jerry Miller officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jack and Vonya Placek of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Lisa Goodman of Chico and the late Faron Lynn Meredith.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin strapless gown with an organza skirt, beaded lace appliques and a train. Her headpiece was a pearl tiara. She carried a bouquet of white Vandella roses, stephenotis and pearls.
Maid of honor was Kassie Staudacher and bridesmatron was Danielle Fiderlick, both of Decatur. Bridesmaids were Katie Schniebs of Springtown and Krishanna Foster of Albuquerque, N.M., cousin of the bride.
Honor attendants wore Georgette crepe A-line dresses with spaghetti straps, empire waists and wraps. They carried bouquets of pink long-stem roses that were hand-tied with pink satin ribbon.
Flower girls were Maci Meador of Decatur, cousin of the bride, daughter of Tony and Brandi Meador, and D.J. Goodman of Chico, sister of the groom, daughter of Lisa Goodman.
Ringbearer was Colby Fiderlick of Decatur, son of Ryan and Danielle Fiderlick.
Best man was Teddy Rarick of Chico, grandfather of the groom. Groomsmen were Geoff Goodman of North Richland Hills, uncle of the groom, and Justin Placek and Bryce Placek, both of Decatur, both brothers of the bride.
Ushers were K.W. Foster of Albuquerque, cousin of the bride, Marc Goodman of Chico, uncle of the groom, and Scott Staudacher of Decatur. Guest book attendant was Jennifer Jones of Decatur.
A reception hosted by the bride’s parents followed the ceremony at Sunshine Celebrations. Servers were Marcia Morrison, Melinda Caraway and Chanan Morrison, all of Decatur, all cousins of the bride, and Linda Wilson and Shanon Goodman, cousin of the groom, both of North Richland Hills. Disc jockey was Eric Slimp.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Decatur High School. She works at Wal-Mart.
The prospective groom attended Chico High School. He is employed by Smith’s Oilfield Environmental Services.
The couple lives in Chico and is planning a honeymoon trip to Albuquerque this fall.
Published Sunday, July 31, 2005

Goynes - Trina Lea Hall and Robert Michael Goynes
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 20, 2005
Trina Lea Hall of Bridgeport, daughter of Teresa and Tommy Lingle of Connelly Springs, N.C., and Wesley Hall of Crafton will marry Robert Michael Goynes of Bridgeport, son of Robert and Cindy Goynes of Chico on March 20, 2005, at the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. Paul Sands will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1995 graduate of Bridgeport High School and works for McDonald’s in Decatur.
The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Bridgeport High School. He is employed at Wal-Mart in Saginaw.
Published Sunday, March 6, 2005

Goynes (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Robert Michael Goynes
Marriage vows exchanged March 20, 2005
Trina Lea Hall and Robert Michael Goynes, both of Bridgeport, were married March 20, 2005, at First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. Paul Sands officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Teresa and Tommy Lingle of Connelly Spring, N.C., and Wesley Hall of Crafton.
The groom is the son of Robert and Cindy Goynes of Chico.
Escorted by her father, the bride carried an assortment of blue carnations.
Matron of honor was Glenda Martin. Flower girl was Brittanie Martin and guestbook attendant was Stephanie Martin, twin daughters of Glenda Martin.
Best man was Randy Gurst. Usher was William K. Goynes, brother of the groom.
A reception was held in Chico at the home of the groom’s parents.
The bride and groom graduated from Bridgeport High School and are both employed at Wal-Mart in Saginaw.
The couple lives in Bridgeport.
Published Sunday, May 15, 2005

Grant - Mr. and Mrs. Danny Grant
Marriage vows exchanged Oct. 21, 2005
Charlotte Boner and Danny Grant, both of Decatur, were married Oct. 21, 2005, at the Wise County courthouse in Decatur.
Jan Morrow officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of the late Helen and Marshall Powers of Decatur.
The groom is the son of T.A. and Bonnie Moss of Decatur.
The bride wore a light blue pearl snap shirt with Wrangler cowgirl jeans.
The groom is employed at Duty’s Dirt.
Published Sunday, October 30, 2005

Green - Darrell and Lynda Green
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Oct. 22, 2005
Darrell and Lynda Green of Rhome will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Oct. 23, with a reception hosted by their children at the Justin Church of Christ fellowship building.
Darrell and the former Lynda Knox were married Oct. 22, 1955.
They are both graduates of Northwest High School and members of the Rhome Church of Christ.
Darrell is retired from Bell Helicopter and Lynda is retired from the Northwest Independent School District.
They have three sons, Doyle Green and wife, Penni, Jim Green and wife, Staci, and Jeff Green and wife, Missy; a daughter, Judy Copp and husband, Kyle; and nine grandchildren, Eric, Rashell, Taylor, Jamie, Julia, Michaela and Jalyn Green, and Krystal and Kelly Copp.
Published Sunday, October 23, 2005

Guthrie - Mr. and Mrs. Brian Joseph Guthrie
Marriage vows exchanged Dec. 18, 2004
Courtney Jean Mahaffey of Decatur and Brian Joseph Guthrie of Lewisville were married Dec. 18, 2004, at The Little Chapel in the Woods on the campus of Texas Woman’s University in Denton. The Rev. Jacquline L. Saxon of the University Baptist Church in Austin officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Curt and Sandra Mahaffey of Decatur. She is the granddaughter of Doris and William Weber of Elm Grove and Edith Dumont of Woodville.
The groom is the son of Darlene and Keith Hilton of Decatur and Brian C. Guthrie of Pilot Point. He is the grandson of Bertha Dugas of Denton and Frances Guthrie of Pilot Point.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory satin strapless, full-length gown with a long sleeved jacket made of delicate lace that had a train adorned with silver beads and ivory pearls. She wore a single veil edged in lace and a silver cross necklace. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white callalilies surrounded by red roses with Christmas greenery and ivory ribbon.
Matron of honor was Amanda Boyd of Nacogdoches, cousin of the bride. Maid of honor was Candace Rae Mahaffey of Decatur, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Rachel Guthrie of Decatur, sister of the groom, and Margaret Remkus of Austin.
The honor attendants wore red satin strapless, full-length dresses, ivory hooded fur capes and sparkly necklaces. They carried hand-tied bouquets of red roses with Christmas greenery, baby’s breath and ivory ribbon.
Flower girls were Christy Lara Mahaffey of Decatur, sister of the bride, and Victoria Rose Abruzzese of The Woodlands, cousin of the bride, daughter of Melanie and Ron Abruzzese. They wore full-length ivory dresses adorned with pearls and carried rose petals in clear bowls.
Ringbearer was William Vincent Abruzzese of The Woodlands, cousin of the bride, son of Melanie and Ron Abruzzese.
Best man was Derrick Golden of Lancaster. Groomsmen were Wayne Giddings of Denton, and the father and step-father of the groom. Ushers were Ricky Salinas of Austin and Adam Grissom of Woodville, both cousins of the bride.
Guest book attendant was Jenny Lynn Grissom of Woodville, cousin of the bride. Organist was Barbara Brady of Gainesville. Servers at the reception were Kylee Gyger and Heather Cleveland, both of Decatur, Jenny Henson of Nacogdoches, aunt of the bride, Jessica Stevenson of Baytown, cousin of the bride and Jill Grissom of Woodville, aunt of the bride.
Mariah and McKennah Percy of Casper, Wyo., twin cousins of the bride, the daughters of Bonnie and Ken Percy, distributed favors. They wore red velvet dress with ivory fur capes and passed out bubbles to guests to shower the bride and groom as they left. They carried the bubbles in white baskets adorned with Christmas greenery and also passed out gift candles to guests.
The couple rode in a horse-drawn carriage from the chapel to a reception hosted by the bride’s parents at the Denton Woman’s Club Meeting.
The bride graduated from Decatur High School in 2002 and the University of Texas at Austin in December 2004 with a degree in journalism. She was an intern at the Wise County Messenger and Orange, a magazine publication of the University of Texas at Austin.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2003 graduate of the University of Miami where he earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science. He is employed by Volvo Finance North America in Richardson.
Following a honeymoon to Taos, N.M., and spending New Year’s with the bride’s family in Cheapside, the Guthries live in Lewisville.
Published Sunday, February 13, 2005

Hamby - Malinda Erickson and Michael Hamby
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 14, 2005
Malinda Ann Erickson of Roanoke will marry Michael Lee Hamby of Rhome May 14, 2005, at University Methodist Church in Fort Worth. The Rev. E.B. Elswick will officiate.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Jay and Judy Erickson of Boyd and a 1986 graduate of Boyd High School. She completed her bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Tarleton State University in 1991 and her master’s degree in guidance and counseling at Tarleton in 1999. She is an elementary school counselor for Northwest ISD.
The prospective groom is the son of Bill and Suzy Hamby of Alturas, Calif. He graduated from Modoc High School in 1986 and completed a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business at California State University at Chico in 1990. He is the vice president of Ag-Vet Associates.
Published Sunday, January 30, 2005

Harris - Orrie and MaryLu Harris
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Jan. 22, 2005
Orrie and MaryLu Harris of Bridgeport will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 22.
Orrie and the former MaryLu Syms were married Jan. 22, 1955, at North Fort Worth Baptist Church.
They have four children, LuLane Dutton of Duncan, Okla., Coit Harris of Chico, and Jay Harris and Robin Barnes, both of Decatur. They also have 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Orrie is a retired coach and teacher from Bridgeport High School. MaryLu is a retired special education teacher from Bridgeport Middle School.
The couple are members of Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico.
Published Sunday, January 23, 2005

Harris - Tiffany Reneé Gorham and Matthew John Harris
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 9, 2005
Tiffany Reneé Gorham of Junction City, Kan., daughter of James Gorham of Joshua and Holly and Jay Martin of Boyd and granddaughter of Margie and Ed Gorham of Joshua, will marry Matthew John Harris of Junction City, son of Dennis and Debbie Harris of Woodbine, Iowa, on April 9, 2005, in Junction City.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Joshua High School.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Woodbine High School.
They are both medics in the United States Army stationed at Fort Riley and recently returned from a one-year tour in Iraq.
Published Sunday, March 27, 2005

Hayhurst - Mr. and Mrs. Jake Hayhurst
Marriage vows exchanged Jan. 1, 2005
Christin Nicole Hurd and Jacob Keck Hayhurst, both of Keller, were married Jan. 1, 2005, on the beach in Sandestin, Fla. Casey Webb of Gateway Church in Southlake officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Brent and Penny Hurd of Bridgeport.
The groom is the son of Roxanne and Louise Eubanks of Keller and Charles Hayhurst of Jacksboro.
Maid of honor was Courtney Hurd of Bridgeport, sister of the bride.
Best man was Matt Wiman of Tulsa, Okla., cousin of the groom.
Ushers were Daniel Hayhurst of Keller, brother of the groom, and Caleb Hurd of Bridgeport, brother of the bride.
A reception was held at Finz Resturant in Sandestin.
Following a honeymoon to the Rivera Maya, Mexico, the couple will live in Keller.
Published Sunday, January 30, 2005

Hodges - Mr. and Mrs. Brian Scott Hodges
Marriage vows exchanged June 11, 2005
Julie Deanna Wilson and Brian Scott Hodges, both of Fort Worth, were married June 11, 2005, at Park Springs Bible Church in Arlington. Paul Cuppett and Daryl Wilson, father of the bride, officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Daryl and Bev Wilson of Arlington.
The groom is the son of Jerry and Barbara Miller of Bowie and the late Calvin Hodges.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless dress with a fitted bodice covered in beaded, corded lace. She carried a bouquet of pink gerber daisies and yellow roses.
Matron of honor was Jeni Stevenson of Haltom City, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Coleen Huebert of Newton, Kan., Megan Leach of Midwest City, Okla., Christina Mackenzie of Irving and Raquel Fernandez of Fort Worth. The honor attendants wore pale yellow chiffon dresses and carried a bouquet of summer flowers.
Flower girl was Morgan Halford of Decatur, niece of the groom and daughter of Stephen and Stefanie Halford. Candlelighter was Whitney McGar of Decatur, niece of the groom.
Best man was Justin Franks of Addison. Groomsmen were Chad Lee of Carrollton, Brandon McGar of Decatur, nephew of the groom, James Stevenson of Haltom City, brother-in-law of the bride, and Jared Wilson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., brother of the bride.
Ushers were Anthony Rodriguez of Hurst and Taylor Bowlin of Lee’s Summit, Mo., cousin of the bride. Guestbook attendants were Khristie McGar of Decatur, sister of the groom, and Kaylea Halford of Decatur, niece of the groom. Pianist was Kathy Abrahamson of Arlington.
A reception was hosted by the bride’s parents at the church.
Reception servers were Chelsea Halford, niece of the groom, and Stefanie Halford, sister of the groom, both of Decatur.
The bride graduated from John Brown University in 2000 and the University of Texas at Arlington in 2002 with a master’s degree. She is a teacher in the Arlington Independent School District.
The groom graduated from Decatur High School in 1998 and UTA in 2003 with a degree in computer science and engineering. He is employed by Fidelity Investments.
Following a honeymoon to Kona, Hawaii, the couple lives in Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, July 17, 2005

Hoellen - Mr. and Mrs. David Nick Hoellen
Marriage vows exchanged May 6, 2005
Jeremi Paige Prince of Georgetown and David Nick Hoellen of Pensacola, Fla., were marrieed May 6, 2005, at Grayton Beach State Park in Grayton Beach, Fla. The bride is the daughter of Cap and Patti Prince of Georgetown.
The groom is the son of George and Kathy Hoellen of Lincoln, Neb.
The bride graduated from Georgetown High School in 2001.
She also graduated cum laude from Wayland Baptist University with a bachelor of science degree in biology and business administration.
The groom graduated from Millard South High School in Omaha and the University of Nebraska with a bachelor of science degree in community health.
He earned a master of science degree in exercise science from the University of West Florida. He is an assistant athletic trainer for the University of West Florida.
Following the ceremony, the couple lives in Pensacola.
Published Sunday, May 29, 2005

Holland - Ashley Dawn Coleman and John Wesley Holland
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 9, 2005
Ashley Dawn Coleman, daughter of Gary and Sharon Coleman of Farmersville and Jimmy and Stacy Foley of Celeste, will marry John Wesley Holland of Paradise, son of Dixie and Roney Range of Decatur and Scott Holland of Greenville, on Sept. 9, 2005, in Decatur.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Don and Elaine Coleman of Terrell, Jerry and Glenda Hart of Farmersville and Bob and Barbara Rapp of Plano. She is a 2000 graduate of Farmersville High School and a 2004 graduate of the University of North Texas. She is employed by Hart McDaniel Designs.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Jackie and Joyce Holland of Lubbock. He is a 2000 graduate of Paradise High School and a 2002 graduate of Tarrant County Fire Academy. He is employed as a firefighter for Plano.
Published Sunday, July 31, 2005

Holmes - Misty Dawn Stockton and Christopher Wayne Holmes
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 8, 2005
Misty Dawn Stockton, daughter of John and Kay Stockton, all of Decatur, will marry Christopher Wayne Holmes of Decatur, son of Kelly Holmes of Decatur and Lisa Wyatt of Cleburne, on Oct. 8, 2005, at Calvary Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Tim Staub will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School. She is attending the High-Tech Institute in Dallas.
The prospective groom graduated from Slidell High School. He is employed by Bobcat Pressure Control in Decatur.
Published Sunday, September 25, 2005

Holmes - Stacie Thompson and Jason Holmes
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 16, 2005
Stacie Thompson of Bridgeport, daughter of Bill and Kim McElhaney and Jim Thompson, all of Bridgeport, will marry Jason Holmes of Decatur, son of Coley and Vickie Holmes of Decatur, on Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bill and Sue Smith of Bridgeport and the late Bill and Wilda Thompson. The prospective groom is the grandson of Olivia Holmes of Decatur.
The bride-elect is a graduate of the University of North Texas and is employed by Alvord ISD. The prospective groom is a graduate of Midwestern State University and is the owner of Oliver Creek convenience and feed store.
Published Sunday, November 27, 2005

Huddleston - Kristen Lee Williams and William Chad Huddleston
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 20, 2005
Kristen Lee Williams, daughter of Erien and Billy Lee and Carey and Amanda Williams, all of Decatur, will marry William Chad Huddleston, son of Bill and Pam Huddleston, all of Decatur, on Aug. 20, 2005, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur. Ken May will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bud and Joyce Enis and Tommy and Virginia Williams. She is a 2002 graduate of Decatur High School and a student at Texas Woman’s University in Denton. She is employed by Wells Fargo Bank in Decatur.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Floyd and Helen Huddleston and Troy and Melba Looney. He is a 2000 graduate of Decatur High School and is a salesman at James Wood Motors in Decatur.
Published Sunday, July 24, 2005

Huddleston (2)- Mr. and Mrs. William Chad Huddleston
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 20, 2005
Kristen Lee Williams and William Chad Huddleston, both of Decatur, were married Aug. 20, 2005, at the First Baptist Church of Decatur. The Rev. Ken May officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Erien and Billy Lee and Carey and Amanda Williams, all of Decatur. She is the granddaughter of Bud and Joyce Enis and Tommy and Virginia Williams.
The groom is the son of Bill and Pam Huddleston of Decatur. He is the grandson of Lee Troy and Melba Looney and Floyd and Helen Huddleston.
Maid of honor was Ashley Beard of Decatur and bridesmaids were Jessica Ishmael, Jenna Renfro and Ashley Enis. Flower girl was Madilyn Hogan.
Best man was Michael Little of Decatur and groomsmen were Chase Chapman, Ben Joseph and Colby Williams, brother of the bride. Ringbearers were Tyler and Dayne Chapman.
The guest book attendant was Kimberly Huddleston, sister of the groom. Candle lighters were Ashley Lee, stepsister of the bride, and Whitney Enis. Ushers were Gary and Logan Enis.
A reception was held in the Family Life Center of the church following the ceremony.
Following a honeymoon in the Riviera Maya of Mexico, the couple lives in Decatur.
Published Sunday, September 18, 2005

Huffman - Brooklyn Emery and Drew Huffman
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 2, 2005
Brooklyn Emery of Decatur, daughter of Kim and Bob Emery of Decatur will marry Drew Huffman of Boyd, son of Steve and Kerrie Huffman of Boyd, on April 2, 2005, at the First Baptist Church of Decatur. The Rev. Ken May will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School. She is a college student and works as an exercise specialist at Fit-N-Wise Community Wellness Center.
The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Boyd High School and is employed by the city of Denton.
Published Sunday, February 20, 2005

Huffman (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Drew Huffman
Marriage vows exchanged April 2, 2005
Brooklyn Emery of Decatur and Drew Huffman of Boyd were married April 2, 2005, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur. Ken May officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Bob and Kim Emery of Decatur. She is the granddaughter of Leo and Betty Zadina of Superior, Neb., and Lindy and Lorraine Emery of Hot Springs, Ark.
The groom is the son of Steve and Carrie Huffman of Boyd. He is the grandson of Tom and Jeanie Kelley of Lake Kiowa and Mickey and Maurine Huffman of Angleton.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a designer gown. The white satin halter was adorned with lace and beaded appliques. The full skirt was also adorned with lace and beaded trim. There was a detachable royal train with rosette accents. She carried a bouquet of white satin roses, Bluebonnets, stephanotis, sparkle chiffon geraniums, cascading pearls and crystals tied with a white sparkle chiffon bow.
Matron of honor was Stephanie Emery of Omaha, Neb., sister-in-law of the bride. Bridesmaids were Wendy Moreland of Amarillo and April Skeet of Lewisville, cousin of the bride.
The honor attendants wore satin, indigo blue, floor-length A-line dresses. The bodice was asymmetrically draped and had a sweetheart neckline with spaghetti straps and featured a crystal beading inset.
They carried bouquets of Bluebonnets, white satin roses, stephanotis and white sparkle chiffon geraniums tied with white satin ribbon.
Jennifer Robinson of Decatur was the personal attendant of the bride. Flowergirl was Kelsie Zadina of Seward, Neb., daughter of Kevin and Angie Zadina.
Best man was Clay Huffman of Austin, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Brandon Autry of Bellvue and Chad Byford of Boyd.
Ushers were Brock Emery of Omaha, and Bret Emery of Decatur, both brothers of the bride, and Kyle Huffman of Boyd, brother of the groom. Ringbearer was Robby Huffman of Boyd, son of the groom.
They all wore black, western-style tuxedos.
Candlelighters were Jenny Luedecke of Decatur and Amy Skeet of Lewisville, cousin of the bride. Guestbook attendants were Lindsay and Allison Boettger of Hot Springs, Ark., cousins of the bride. Keasha and Kourteney Zadina of Seward, Neb., cousins of the bride, passed out programs.
Jessie Pittman of Boyd was the gift table attendant for the wedding and reception.
Soloist was Leah Workman of Tulsa, Okla., and the pianist/organist was Jerrol Higgins of Paradise.
A reception of dinner and dancing was hosted by the bride’s parents at the Decatur Civic Center.
A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents at the Decatur Country Club.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School. She is employed as an exercise specialist and head swim coach at Fit-N-Wise.
The groom is a graduate of Boyd High School. He is employed by the City of Denton.
Published Sunday, June 5, 2005

Hutson - Kathleen Louise Lewandowski and Jason Russell Hutson
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 1, 2005
Kathleen Louise Lewandowski, daughter of Ron and Dianne Lewandowski, all of Keller, will marry Jason Russell Hutson, son of Craig and Karen Hutson, all of Decatur, on Oct. 1, 2005, at The First United Methodist Church of Keller. Bill Ramsey will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Keller High School in 2000, and from Texas Tech University in 2005. She is employed at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
The groom is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School and is a candidate for December graduation from Texas Tech University. He is employed by Exceleron.
Published Sunday, September 4, 2005

Jackson - Jessica Ann Spain and Blake Everett Jackson
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 3, 2005
Jessica Ann Spain of Decatur, daughter of Ed and Vicki Spain of Decatur, will marry Blake Everett Jackson of Bridgeport, son of Skip Jackson of Bridgeport and Teresa Jackson of North Richland Hills, on June 3, 2005, at Victory Family Church in Decatur. Allen Bates and Clyde Spain will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School and is employed at David’s Western Wear.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and Westwood College of Technology.
Published Sunday, April 10, 2005

Jackson (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Blake Everett Jackson
Marriage vows exchanged June 3, 2005
Jessica Ann Spain of Decatur and Blake Everett Jackson of Bridgeport were married June 3, 2005, at the ranch of Mary Jane and Gene Niblett in Decatur. Clyde Spain of Decatur, grandfather of the bride, officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Ed and Vicki Spain of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Skip Jackson of Bridgeport and Teresa Jackson of North Richland Hills.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin strapless gown with four box pleats and buttons down the back. A broach accented a flat bow on the side of the low waistband. Her headpiece was an elbow-length veil with a rhinestone clip. She carried a bouquet of pink Renaté roses with purple waxflower and pink kalanchoe blooms.
The maid of honor was Mary Lois Spain of Decatur, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Shannon Sanford of Greenwood, Rebekah Workman of Springtown and Kasi Dobbs and Nicki Wood, both of Decatur. Junior bridesmaid was Bailey Miller of Decatur.
The honor attendants wore strapless pink, tea-length dresses with sheer overlays, pleats and pink satin bands at the waists. They carried bouquets of pink Bianca Candy roses, peonys and purple waxflower.
Flower girl was Reese Benton of Lubbock, daughter of Ben and Stacey Benton. Ringbearer was Preston Dame of Lubbock, nephew of the bride, son of Craig and Shanda Dame.
Best man was Cody Romines of Bridgeport, stepbrother of the groom. Groomsmen were Zak Outlaw of Bridgeport, Stephen Spain of Decatur, brother of the bride, and Jack Sanford and Bodie Cole, both of Greenwood.
Ushers were Justin Else and Devin Godboldt, nephews of the bride, both of Decatur, and Justin Spain of Mesquite and Cody Spain of Sachse, both cousins of the bride.
Guestbook attendants were Macey Lemmon and Julie Meraz, both of Decatur. Wedding music was provided by Russell Spain and soloist was Amberly Sneed of Decatur.
A reception was held at the Niblett’s house. Servers were Megan Wesley, Ashley Beard, Brittany Miller, Brittney McWilliams and Cortney Spain of Sachse, cousin of the bride.
The bride is a graduate of Decatur High School. She works at David’s Western Wear.
The groom is a graduate of Bridgeport High School. He earned an associates degree in Auto Computer Aided Design from Westwood College.
Following a honeymoon to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, the couple lives in Decatur.
Published Sunday, October 9, 2005

Keeter - Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Wayne Keeter
Marriage vows exchanged Feb. 12, 2005
Carrie Christine Blevins and Jimmy Wayne Keeter, both of Boyd, were married Feb. 12, 2005, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Fredric Utz officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Carey Rholfs of Bellvue, Neb., and Hazel Rholfs of Abilene.
The groom is the son of Wayne and Lahonda Keeter of Elbert.
The bride wore a white floor-length gown and carried a bouquet of red roses.
The pianist was Sue Harris of Decatur.
The bride is employed by the International Exotic Feline sanctuary in Boyd.
The groom is employed by Ryder Scott Oil Company.
Following a reception hosted by the bride and groom at the church, they live in Boyd.
Published Sunday, February 20, 2005

Kelley - Kayla Morris and Rex Kelley
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 21, 2005
Kayla Morris of Decatur, daughter of Tim and Keitha Morris of Decatur, will marry Rex Kelley of Ponder, son of Jackie and Earl Kelley of Ponder, March 21, 2005, in Red River, N.M.
The bride-elect will graduate from the respiratory care program at Weatherford College in May 2006.
The prospective groom works at the Wal-Mart distribution center in Sanger.
Published Sunday, February 13, 2005

Kelley (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Rex Edward Kelley
Marriage vows exchanged March 21, 2005
Kayla Ann Morris of Decatur and Rex Edward Kelley of Ponder were married March 21, 2005, in Red River, N.M. The Rev. Raymond Johns of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Tim and Keitha Morris of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Earl and Jackie Kelley of Ponder.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white strapless ball gown style dress with a dropped waist accented with silver Swarovski crystals. She wore a double-layered veil accented with matching crystals and carried a bouquet of red and white roses.
Carley Jones of Decatur, cousin of the bride, was matron of honor. Bridesmatron was Lindsey Cavasos of Decatur. The bride’s attendants wore red taffeta camisole tops accented with black lace and black taffeta skirts with matching wraps. They carried bouquets of red roses. Flower girl was Kelley Akins, niece of the groom, daughter of Brandon and Kristin Akins of Ponder.
Best man was Brandon Akins of Ponder, brother-in-law of the groom. Groomsman was Justin Morris of Frisco, brother of the groom.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School and is a student in the respiratory therapy program at Weatheford College.
The groom is a 1999 graduate of Ponder High School and is employed by Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Sanger.
The couple lives in Ponder.
Published Sunday, April 17, 2005

Kilmer - Michelle Scharton and Brandon Kilmer
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 4, 2005
Michelle Scharton of Corinth, daughter of Robert Scharton of Carrollton and Mary Scharton of Coppell, will marry Brandon Kilmer of Corinth, son of Ray and Joetta Kilmer of Slidell, on June 4, 2005.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Coppell High School.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Slidell High School.
Published Sunday, May 29, 2005

Klein - Chloé Dionne Anderson and Ryan Whitmore Klein
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 21, 2006
Chloé Dionne Anderson, daughter of Larry and Andrea Anderson of Mabank, will marry Ryan Whitmore Klein, son of Bob and Diane Klein of Coppell and Terry and Cliff Tackett of Alvord, on May 21, 2006, in Oahu, Hawaii.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Mabank High School and is employed by Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.
The prospective groom is a 1993 graduate of Paradise High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is employed by the Department of Public safety as a trooper and by Jet Works Aviation in Denton as an aircraft mechanic.
Published Sunday, October 30, 2005

Knighten - Dennis and Lavina Knighten
Twenty-fifth wedding anniversary Oct. 3, 2005
Dennis and Lavina Knighten of Bridgeport will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Oct. 1, 2005, with a reception at 7 p.m. at the Decatur Lions Club hosted by their children and friends.
Knighten and the former Lavina Anderson were married Oct. 3, 1980, in Alvord.
They have three children, Renda Cole and Kelsie Knighten, both of Bridgeport, and Jake Knighten of San Diego.
Dennis is employed by TXI Stone Plant in Bridgeport. Lavina is employed by Diamond Supermarket in Bridgeport.
Published Sunday, October 2, 2005

Lambert - Sheryl Smith and Tim Lambert
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 15, 2005
Sheryl Smith, daughter of Albert and Charlotte Tackett, all of Boyd, will marry Tim Lambert, son of Tommy and Jolene Lambert, all of Boyd, on Oct. 15, 2005, at MD Resort in Aurora. Brian Lambert, brother of the groom, will perform the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 1995 graduate of Boyd High School. She graduated from North Central Texas College and is employed by Wise Regional Health System.
The prospective groom is also a 1995 graduate of Boyd High School. He graduated from the University of North Texas and is self-employed.
Published Sunday, September 11, 2005

Lambert - Traci LeAnn Tyler Merritt and Justin Lane Lambert
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 31, 2005
Traci LeAnn Tyler Merritt, daughter of Judy Cooper and Tommy and Clare Tyler, all of Decatur, will marry Justin Lane Lambert of Decatur, son of Dirk and Sheryl Grace of Bridgeport and Lane and Beverly Lambert of Chico, on Aug. 31, 2005, at the Marty Leonard Chapel in Fort Worth. Gary Dimmitt will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a physician’s assistant at Wise County Medical and Surgical Association. A graduate of Decatur High School, she received a master’s degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
The prospective groom is a medical assistant working toward a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Weatherford College. He is a graduate of Bridgeport High School.
Published Sunday, July 10, 2005

Lambert, Rodney - Sarah Staples and Rodney Lambert
Marriage vows to be exchanged Jan. 22, 2005
Sarah Kathleen Staples, daughter of Charles and Denise Staples of Fort Worth, will marry Rodney William Lambert, son of Ronald and Lissa Lambert of Decatur, on Jan. 22, 2005, at Robert Carr Chapel in Fort Worth. Dr. Van W. Gardner will officiate.
The bride-elect earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in 2001 and a master’s degree from the University of North Texas in 2003. She works at Nokia Inc.
The prospective groom graduated from Decatur High School in 1998 and is working on a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. He works for Sears.
Published Sunday, January 9, 2005

Lambert, Rodney (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Rodney William Lambert
Marriage vows exchanged Jan. 22, 2005
Sarah Kathleen Staples of Fort Worth and Rodney William Lambert of Decatur were married Jan. 22, 2005, at Robert Carr Chapel in Fort Worth. Dr. Van Gardner officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Charles and Denise Staples II of Fort Worth. She is the granddaughter of George W. Staples and Janice Moore, both of Fort Worth.
The groom is the son of Ronald Dean and Lissa Lambert of Decatur.
Escorted by her parents, the bride wore an ivory silk satin gown accented with beading on the bodice and skirt. Her headpiece was a fingertip veil and a tiara with Swarovski crystals and pearls. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of Vendella roses.
Matron of honor was Shanna Snow Patton. Maid of honor was Evangeline Royer. Bridesmaids were Chanah Sturman Greene, Erin Ranft and Sarah Sturman. Honor attendants wore chestnut silk dresses with full-length coats and a triple strand of pearls. They carried hand-tied bouquets of chestnut, ruby and tropicana roses. Flower girl was Rebecca Marsh and ringbearer was Bryan Marsh.
Best man was Matthew Little. Groomsmen were Jason Bruce, Billy Fitzgerald, Brian Patton and Shane Smith. Ushers were Lee Haughton, Steven Lambert, and Daniel Staples and Patrick Staples, brothers of the bride.
Soloist was Linda Poston-Smith. Organist and carillonneur was Emmet G. Smith.
A reception was held at the Fort Worth Club. Music was provided by Inside Out.
The bride earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree from the University of North Texas. She is employed by Nokia.
The groom served in the United States Navy and is pursuing a degree in engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Published Sunday, February 6, 2005

Lee - Mr. and Mrs.Dennis M. Lee
Marriage vows exchanged May 1, 2005
Marlene J. Relinski of Mansfield and Dennis M. Lee of Decatur were married May 1, 2005, in Graford. Chuck DeHaan of Graford officiated the double ring ceremony.
The couple lives in Decatur.
Published Sunday, May 22, 2005

Leidel - Mr. and Mrs. John David Leidel
Marriage vows exchanged Nov. 27, 2004
Stephanie Kay Richardson and John David Leidel, both of McKinney, were married Nov. 27, 2004, at the First Baptist Church of Boyd. Mark Autry officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Michael and Debbie Richardson of Boyd.
The groom is the son of David and Gloria Leidel of Arlington.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an organza A-line halter gown with gold embroidery. She wore a crown with pearls and a two-tier veil scattered with rhinestones with corded edges.
She carried a bouquet of red, orange and yellow flowers.
The maid of honor was Kacey Renick of Weatherford. Bridesmaids were Brandi Chapman of Boyd, cousin of the bride, Elizabeth Leidel of Arlington, sister of the groom, Calee Renick of Weatherford and Brandi Richardson of Navarre, Fla., sister-in-law of the bride.
The honor attendants wore black dresses and carried a bouquet of ivory roses with fall leaves and ribbon.
Flower girl was Charlotte Wilson of Weatherford and ringbearer was Robby Huffman of Boyd, cousin of the bride.
Best man was Ty Smith of Fort Worth. Groomsmen were Josh Honza, Tim Cameron and Jeremy Pike, all of Arlington, Chris Richardson of Navarre, brother of the bride, and Shane Warnick of San Angelo.
Ushers were Matt Jackson of Boyd, Shane Warnick and Jeremy Pike. Soloist was Amber House of Boyd.
Candlelighters and guest book attendants were Sandy and Katie Moyers of Bridgeport. Servers were Shasta Lisby of Boyd, cousin of the bride, and Kayla VanBrunt of Bridgeport.
A reception was given by the bride’s family at the Boyd Community Center.
The bride graduated from Boyd High School in 2001. She is a full-time student at Collin County Community College studying nursing.
The groom graduatd from Arlington Martin High School in 2000 and the University of North Texas in 2004. He is employed by Raytheon.
The couple lives in McKinney.
Published Sunday, January 9, 2005

Lemon - Mr. and Mrs. Don Lee Lemon
Marriage vows exchanged Dec. 31, 2004
Sherry Lynn Parker of Bridgeport and Don Lee Lemon of College Station were married Dec. 31, 2004, at the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. Wise County Judge Dick Chase officiated.
The bride was escorted by her son, Lance Parker of Bridgeport.
Honor attendants were the bride’s daughter, Shanna Mowery, and granddaughters, Lauren Richey and Nikki Mowery, all of Bridgeport. Flower girl was Gracie Oates of Paradise, daughter of Denise Oates.
Groomsmen were Ryan and Taylor Lemon of College Station, sons of the groom, and Chris Lemon of Waco, brother of the groom.
Ushers were Alan Troup of Wichita Falls and Joshua Lemon of Waco. The guestbook attendant was Courtney Kennedy of Chico, daughter of Paul and Candi Arrington.
Harpist was Margaret Atkinson of Corinth. The song “Don’t Know Much” by Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville was also played.
A reception followed in the church fellowship hall. Servers were Rhonda Bennett of Decatur, Karen Troup of Wichita Falls and Chelsea Lemon of Waco.
The bride is serving her fourth term as Wise County Clerk.
The groom is a graduate of Baylor University and is a sales consultant for Atkinson Toyota in College Station.
Published Sunday, February 13, 2005

Lewis - Johnny and Boots Lewis
Fifty-fifth wedding anniversary Jan. 28, 2005
Johnny and Boots Lewis of Decatur celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Jan. 28, 2005.
Johnny and the former Boots Browning were married Jan. 28, 1950, in West Virginia.
They have two children, John Lewis and Leah Lewis, both of Decatur; two grandchildren, Jenny and Michael Vess of Boyd, and Ray and Leah Peel of Fort Worth; and four great-grandchildren, Arianna and Peyton Vess and Macie and Trapper Peel.
Johnny is retired from the U.S. Army and the U.S. Post Office. Boots is a homemaker.
They celebrated their anniversary with their family at home in Decatur.
The couple are members of Grace Baptist Church in Decatur.
Published Sunday, January 30, 2005

Little - John and Shirley Little
Fiftieth wedding anniversary March 18, 2005
John and Shirley Little of Alvord celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, March 13, with a reception hosted by their children at the home of David and Shelly Little in Colleyville.
John and the former Shirley Ann Baker were married at the First Church of the Open Bible in Ottumwa, Iowa.
They have three sons, Daniel Charles of Grapevine, Steven John of Southlake, and David Paul of Colleyville. They have seven grandchildren and are expecting their first great-grandchild in May.
John is Vice President of Investments with Prospera Financial Services in Dallas. They are also involved in farming and ranching.
The couple are members of Lighthouse Assembly of God in Bowie.
Published Sunday, March 27, 2005