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Anderson - Mr. and Mrs. Ty Christopher Anderson
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 24, 2006
Mie Onuma of Yokuska, Japan, and Ty Christopher Anderson were married Sept. 24, 2006, at Waialae Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, in a double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Aeiji and Yoko Onuma of Japan.
The groom is the son of Tim and Kathy Anderson of Nocona.
The groom is a 1995 graduate of Alvord High School. He is currently stationed in Atsugi, Japan, at the Naval Air Station as LPO of the branch medical clinic.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the top of Wikiki.
The couple reside in Atsugi, Japan.
Published Sunday, December 17, 2006

Aucoin - Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Michael Aucoin
Marriage vows exchanged July 14, 2005
Shenna Maria Chapman and Jeremy Michael Aucoin were married July 14, 2005, at Ashton Gardens in Houston. Scott Denton of Bear Creek Baptist Church officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Robert Chapman of Paradise and Nelda Mundy of Georgetown, Colo.
The groom is the son of Bernie and Trudy Aucoin of Houston.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless white satin gown with hand-sewn beading on the bodice and train. She carried plum and yellow Calla lilies with Orange Unique roses.
Maid of honor was Brianne Spidle of Paradise, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Chrisse Richey of Paradise, Sarah Smith of Grapevine, and Lauren McReynolds of Lubbock. They wore plum halter-top A-line gowns with rhinestone accents at the waist.
A reception followed the ceremony at Ashton Gardens.
The bride is a graduate of Paradise High School and Texas Tech University where she earned a bachelor of human science degree in early childhood education. She is a fourth grade teacher at Birkes Elementary School in the Cypress Fairbanks school district. The groom is a graduate of Cy-Falls High School in Houston and Texas Tech University where he earned a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing. He is employed by Beazer Homes.
Published Sunday, January 15, 2006

Austin - Eleisha Nicole McCrary and George Thomas Austin II
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 9, 2006
Eleisha Nicole McCrary, daughter of Steve and Tammy McCrary, all of Decatur, will marry George Thomas Austin II of Marlow, Okla., son of Tim Austin of Lawton, Okla., and the late Donna Austin, on Dec. 9, 2006, at the Fort Worth Stockyard Chapel. The Rev. Gordon Nelson will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed at Wise County Medical.
The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Marlow High School and is employed by Cactus Drilling.
Published Sunday, October 22, 2006

Avirett - Mr. and Mrs. John W. Avirett
Marriage vows exchanged June 3, 2006
Geneva L. Myers and John W. Avirett, both of Newark, were married June 3, 2006, at Touch of Elegance Wedding Chapel in Fort Worth.
The bride is the daughter of Lisa and Bill Myers of Grand Prairie.
The groom is the son of Linda Galloway of Newark and Jack Avirett of Texarkana.
Matron of honor was Casey Millen of Hurst, sister of the bride. Maid of honor was Holly Reddy of Granbury, sister of the bride.
Flower girls were nieces of the bride, Trysten Cramer and Leona Myers, both of Hurst.
Best man was Michael Inman of Decatur, brother of the groom. Groomsman was Brandon Avirett of Newark, brother of the groom.
Ringbearer was Dylan Avirett of Newark, son of the bride and groom. Usher was Taylor Myers of Grand Prairie, brother of the bride. Soloist was Jesse Howard of Grand Prairie.
The bride is a 2001 home school graduate. She is employed by Aetna Insurance in Arlington.
The groom is a 2002 home school graduate. He is employed by Texas Shafts in Saginaw.
Published Sunday, June 4, 2006

Baucom - Mr. and Mrs. Dustin Lee Baucom
Marriage vows exchanged Dec. 23, 2005
Rebeccah Bradshaw and Dustin Lee Baucom were married Dec. 23, 2005, at First Baptist Church in Brownwood. Paul Irby of Abilene officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of W. Mark and Kathy Bradshaw of Brownwood.
The groom is the son of Ronnie and Vickie Baucom of New Orleans and the grandson of Roy Baucom of Bridgeport and Jim and Jessie Holman of Boyd.
The bride was escorted by her father. Her maid of honor was Claire Cook of Lorena, and her bridesmaids were Rebecca Ellis of Brownwood, Emily Leestma of Clear Lake, Amanda Cox of Plano, Kristen Partian of Longview, Erin Lightsey of Corpus Christi and Meredith Nichols of Houston.
Best man was Brad Holmes of Rockville, Md., and groomsmen were Travis Baucom and Taylor Bradshaw, both of College Station, Brett Love of Stillwater, Okla., Jay Whisnand of San Angelo, Colby Brownlee of San Antonio, and Alan Yarbrough of Plainview.
Music was provided by organist Allen Reed and pianist Ann Slaymaker, both of Brownwood. Alan Yarbrough sang “Be Thou My Vision,” and Jillian Carpenter and David Smith performed “How Beautiful.”
A reception followed at The Depot.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Brownwood High School and a 2005 graduate of Texas A&M. She is attending the University of Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.
The groom is a 2001 graduate of Andrews High School and a 2005 graduate of Texas A&M. He is attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, February 5, 2006

Baxter - Amanda Estelle Ivy and David Lee Baxter Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged
Amanda Estelle Ivy of Burleson, daughter of Billy and Donna Jeffrey of Decatur, will marry David Lee Baxter Jr. of Burleson, son of David and Juanita Baxter of Cleburne and Karen Baxter and Albert Germain of Burleson.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Cates High School in Decatur and attended The Art Institute of Dallas.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Joshua Christian Academy and The Art Institute of Dallas. He is employed by Newsome Enterprises of Burleson.
Published Sunday, April 9, 2006

Beavers - Sarah Fagg and Chris Beavers
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 21, 2006
Sarah Nicole Fagg, daughter of Rodeny and Frances Fagg, all of Bridgeport, will marry Chris Farrion Beavers, son of Tommy and Helena Beavers, all of Bridgeport, Oct. 21, 2006, at St. John Catholic Church in Bridgeport. Father Sojan will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is attending Weatherford College.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is employed at Michael Reed Construction.
Published Sunday, October 1, 2006

Berryman - Crystal Jean Lewis and Jonathan David Berryman
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 17, 2006
Crystal Jean Lewis of Springtown, daughter of Mark and Cathy Lewis of Maypearl, will marry Jonathan David Berryman of Springtown, son of Glen and Rita Moody of Jacksboro and Donna Fenley of Bowie, on July 17, 2006, in Las Vegas, Nev.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Maypearl High School and a 2005 graduate of Remington College.
The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Jacksboro High School. He is employed at Stinger Wellhead Protection in Bridgeport.
Published Sunday, May 14, 2006

Boner - Heather Stratman and Wendell Boner
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 8, 2006
Heather Stratman of Shiner, daughter of Charles and Terri Stratman of Shiner, will marry Wendell Boner of Shiner, son of Alvin and Toni Boner of Chico, July 8, 2006, at United Drive Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Shiner.
The bride-elect graduated from Shiner High School in 2001 and from Texas State University in 2006. She is employed at Cuero High School.
The prospective groom graduated from Chico High School in 1998 and from Texas Tech University in 2003. He is employed at Shiner High School.
Published Sunday, June 18, 2006

Brawley - Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Brawley
Marriage vows exchanged Dec. 31, 2005
Colleen Mary Ryan and Joshua Burton Brawley, both of Ewa Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, were married Dec. 31, 2005, at the home of Peggy Burton, the groom’s grandmother, in Decatur. Don Spain officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Sara Ryan and Mark Turner, and Edward Ryan, all of Ocean City, N.J.
The groom is the son of Connie Brawley of Decatur.
The bride serves in the U.S. Navy and is stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
The groom is a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School, and is also in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Pearl Harbor.
The couple reside in Ewa Beach.
Published Sunday, January 29, 2006

Britting - Ashlee Dawn Davidson and Braxton James Britting
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 13, 2006
Ashlee Dawn Davidson of Fort Worth, daughter of Jay and Marla Davidson of Decatur, will marry Braxton James Britting of Fort Worth, son of Tom Britting of Abilene and Dorothy Britting of Amarillo, on May 13, 2006, at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine. Jack Gatewood of the First Baptist Church of Keller will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Decatur High School. She is a 2004 graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Allied Health where she earned a master’s degree in physical therapy and was a member of Delta Delta Delta social sorority. She is employed as a physical therapist for Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Amarillo High School. He is a 2002 graduate of Southwest Texas State University where he earned a degree in finance and was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity. He is an account sales representative for Holt Cat in Irving.
Published Sunday, March 19, 2006

Britting (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Braxton Britting
Marriage vows exchanged May 13, 2006
Ashlee Dawn Davidson and Braxton James Britting, both of Fort Worth, were married May 13, 2006, in the Mission Plaza at the Gaylord Texas Resort in Grapevine. Jack Gatewood, minister of education at the First Baptist Church of Keller, officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jay and Marla Davidson of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Tom Britting of Abilene and Dorothy Britting of Amarillo.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a taffeta ballgown with beaded pick-up points. The asymmetrical cuffed bodice featured a spray of crystals and beads and the corseted back swept into a chapel-length train. The chapel-length veil was edged with satin ribbon and adorned with crystals. She carried a teardrop cascade of white peonies, hydrangea and roses with blush pink roses and sage green hydrangea that were accented with rhinestones.
Matron of honor was Amber Wood of North Richland Hills, sister of the bride. Bridesmatrons were Kimberly Waugh, Amber Terrell, Jennifer Herlevic and Sunny Espanet, sister of the groom, all of Fort Worth.
Honor attendants wore strapless tea-length gowns in black organza with a satin band accent. They carried bouquets of pink peonies, hydrangea and roses with green berries and sage hydrangea.
Flower girl was Emerson Ramsey Espanet of Fort Worth, niece of the groom, daughter of Nicholas and Sunny Espanet of Fort Worth.
Ringbearer was Landry Kenton Wood of North Richland Hills, nephew of the bride, son of Terry and Amber Wood of North Richland Hills.
Best man was Jason Edwards of Fort Worth, cousin of the groom. Groomsmen were Chet Fowler of Houston, Aly Sergie and Matt Killebrew, both of Dallas, and Nicholas Espanet of Fort Worth.
Ushers were Terry Wood of North Richland Hills, Vincent Porter of Keller, Pen Brantley of Houston and Steve Kuhns of Austin. Guest book attendants were Kristi Stevens of Frisco, Crystal Righton of Roanoke, Brandy Mayfield of Decatur, Brinda Patel of Dallas and Jennifer Robertson of Malakoff.
Pianist was John G. Elliott of Decatur and trumpet soloist was David Duggan of Fort Worth.
A reception hosted by the bride’s parents followed the ceremony in the Grapevine Ballroom at the Gaylord Texan Resort.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of Decatur High School and earned a master’s degree in physical therapy from Texas Tech University Health Science Center in 2004. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta social sorority at Texas Tech. She is employed as a physical therapist at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.
The groom is a 1997 graduate of Amarillo High School. He earned a degree in finance from Southwest Texas State University in 2002 where he was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity. He is employed as a sales representative for Holt Cat in Irving.
Following a honeymoon to Los Cabos, Mexico, the couple lives in Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, June 4, 2006

Brogan - Richelle Meisel and James Brogan Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 30, 2006
Richelle Loraine Meisel of Cottondale, daughter of Elizabeth Meisel and Richard Meisel, both of Bedford, will marry James Alpfonchus Brogan Jr. of Cottondale, son of Carolyn Brogan of Bridgeport and the late Jim Brogan, Sept. 30, 2006, at their home. Melvin Clay of Chico will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Trinity High School and attended Tarrant County College. She volunteers at the Center for Animal Research and Education (C.A.R.E.) in Bridgeport and is self-employed.
The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Bridgeport High School and attended Tarleton State University and Weatherford College. He volunteers at C.A.R.E. in Bridgeport and is employed by Premier Auctioneers International.
Published Sunday, July 2, 2006

Bruggink - Teresa Sessions and Nathaniel Bruggink
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 3, 2006
Teresa Kay Sessions, daughter of the Rev. Gary and Martha Sessions, will marry Nathaniel Garold Bruggink, son of Butch and Suzzi Bruggink, all of Bridgeport, on June 3, 2006, at the Twin Oaks Assembly of God in Bridgeport. The father of the bride-elect will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is attending Weatherford College, earning an associate’s degree in nursing. She is employed as a billing clerk for 1st United Telcom.
The prospective groom is a process technician for Poco Graphite Inc.
Published Sunday, April 2, 2006

Bryant - Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Bryant
Marriage vows exchanged Nov. 13, 2004
Courtney Jo Ann Watson of Paradise and Joshua Lowe Bryant of Peaster were married May 27, 2006, in Springtown. Bill Paxton with the Springtown Church of Christ officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Gary and Cindy Watson of Paradise.
The groom is the son of Bill and Linda Bryant of Poolville.
Published Sunday, June 11, 2006

Buck - Jamie Leigh Loggins and Brandon Tyson Buck
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 13, 2006
Jamie Leigh Loggins, daughter of William and Charlotte Loggins, all of Weatherford, will marry Brandon Tyson Buck, son of Gary and Darlene Hudson, all of Paradise, on May 13, 2006, in Decatur. Louis Horton with Immanuel Baptist Church will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Weatherford High School and is employed by the Decatur Public Library. She is a student at Texas Woman’s University.
The prospective groom is a 2004 graduate of Paradise High School and is self-employed.
Published Sunday, March 19, 2006

Caddell - Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lynn Caddell
Marriage vows exchanged Jan. 13, 2006
Angela Ruth Christian Boner and Jerry Lynn Caddell were married Jan. 13, 2006, at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nev.
The bride is the daughter of Jeannette Christian of Decatur and the late Hayes Christian.
The groom is the son of the late Buster Caddell and Pearly Sampler Elliott, both of Decatur.
The bride wore a short-sleeved scooped-neck champagne satin A-line gown with beaded bodice and chapel-length train. She carried a bouquet of red roses.
The groom is a purchasing agent at Decatur Machine Services.
The couple lives in Lake Bridgeport.
Published Sunday, February 12, 2006

Call - Alea Kate Shinn and James Andrew Call
Marriage vows to be exchanged Feb. 18, 2006
Alea Kate Shinn of Fort Worth, daughter of Danny and Leona Shinn of Bridgeport, will marry James Andrew Call of Gainesville, son of Janice Call of Gainesville and the late Jim Call, on Feb. 18, 2006, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Gainesville.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 2005 graduate of North Central Texas College. She is employed by Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Gainesville High School and a 2001 graduate of North Central Texas College. He is employed by Denton State School.
Published Sunday, February 5, 2006

Cannon - Mr. and Mrs. Darrin Cannon
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 9, 2006
Janna Christine Hailey and Darrin Michael Cannon were married Sept. 9, 2006, at Dallas Texas Temple in Dallas. Robert Nobles officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Frank and Jan Hailey of Justin. The groom is the son of Jack and Claudia Cannon of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an Elizabethan princess cut dress made of silk and satin. She also wore her mother’s wedding veil, fashioned of tooling and silk flowers.
She carried a bouquet of white roses and bluebonnets.
Maid of honor was Crystal Hailey of Lewisville. Bridesmaids were Mandi and Amy Cannon of Decatur and Melissa Spendlove of Katy.
The bridesmaids wore white skirts and baby blue blouses.
Best man was Scott Matthew Cannon of Decatur, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Steve Spendlove of Katy, Eric Cannon of Decatur and Adam Hailey of Lewisville.
Violin music was provided by Jocylyn Hailey.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Denton.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of Northwest High School. She is in the nursing program at North Central Texas College and is employed as a certified nursing assistant.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of Decatur High School. He is a partner in an oil well drilling and supply company.
Following a wedding trip through New Mexico, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Washington and California, the couple reside in Duncan, Okla.
Published Sunday, October 15, 2006

Caraway - Ryan Griffin and Jace Caraway
Marriage vows to be exchanged Jan. 13, 2007
Ryan Griffin of Keller, daughter of Craig and Judy Rawle of Decatur and Terry and Annette Griffin of Hamilton, will marry Jace Caraway of Keller, son of Gary and Lisa Caraway of Decatur, on Jan. 13, 2007, at the First Baptist Church of Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Decatur High School. She is attending Tarrant County College and works at North Texas Facial and Oral Surgery as an oral surgical assistant.
The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School. He will begin attending IEC in January. He works at Walker Engineering as an electrician.
Published Sunday, December 17, 2006

Cardenas - Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Javier Cardenas
Marriage vows exchanged Jan. 14, 2006
Megan Leigh Holt and Francisco Javier Cardenas, both of Decatur, were married Jan. 14, 2006, at Bell Baptist Church in Decatur. Dewayne Kennedy of Bridgeport officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Judith Lynn Holt of Decatur and Dannie Holt of Bridgeport. She is the granddaughter of Max and Carolyn Holloway of Alvord, Bobbie Goodger of Decatur and Ray Woolaver of Bridgeport.
The groom is the son of Javier and Bertha Cardenas of Decatur. He is the grandson of Francisco and Marie De La Luz Cardenas and Simon and Margarita Torres, all of Jerez, Zacatecas, Mexico.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless floor-length satin A-line gown with crystal beads adorning the bodice. The gown featured a chapel-length train. Her headpiece was a crystal tiara with a sheer blusher.
Maid of honor was Lisa Beck of Lubbock. Bridesmaids were Cynthia Alvarez of Decatur, Denisse Deleon of Fort Worth, both sisters of the groom, Jenny Chenoweth of College Station and Rachel Sturgeon of Dallas.
Best man was Simon Cardenas of Decatur, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Kristo Cardenas of Decatur, brother of the groom, Nathan Holt of Abilene, brother of the bride, Daniel Rivas and Gilberto Rodriguez, both of Decatur. Ushers were Aaron Ortiz and Justin Tompkins, cousins of the bride, both of Decatur.
Flower girl was Leslie Venegas of Decatur, cousin of the groom, daughter of Jorge and Maricela Venagas. Ring bearer was Rigo Alvarez of Decatur, nephew of the groom, son of Rigo and Cynthia Alvarez. Guest book attendant was Kortney Tompkins of Decatur, cousin of the bride.
Pianist was Nancy Chenoweth and vocalist was Katy Chenoweth.
A dinner and dance reception followed at the Decatur Civic Center.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of Decatur High School. She plans to graduate from Texas Woman’s University in May with a bachelor of science degree in communication sciences and disorders. She is employed by Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.
The groom is a 2004 graduate of Decatur High School. He is earning a degree in engineering. He is employed by Cardenas Mechanic.
Published Sunday, March 19, 2006

Carter - Ashlee Hale and Stephen Carter
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 24, 2006
Ashlee Dené Hale, daughter of Eddie and Cheryl Hale, all of Alvord, will marry Stephen McKinley Carter of Paradise, son of Wanda and Bill King of Granbury, on June 24, 2006, at the First Baptist Church of Alvord.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Doris and Melton Neighbors and Frances Hale, all of Alvord. She is a 2002 graduate of Alvord High School and a 2005 graduate of North Central Texas College in Gainesville. She is a registered nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom is a May 2001 graduate of the University of North Texas in Denton. He earned a bachelor of science degree in education and is employed as a teacher and coach at Paradise High School.
Published Sunday, March 5, 2006

Carter (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Carter
Marriage vows exchanged June 24, 2006
Ashlee Dené Hale and Stephen McKinley Carter were married Saturday, June 24, 2006, at First Baptist Church in Alvord. The Rev. Bill Cleveland officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Eddie and Cheryl Hale of Alvord. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Cookie Neighbors of Alvord and Frances Hale of Alvord.
The groom is the son of Bill and Wanda King of Granbury.
The bride wore a white A-line chapel-length strapless duponi silk dress embellished with beading at the waist and top of the bodice. Her chapel-length veil was embellished with rhinestones.
She carried a clutch-style bouquet of all white and green flowers which consisted of freesia, vendela roses, Casablanca lilies, stephanotis, ranunculus chartreuse viburnum and glass bead sprays with ribbon trailing that had three blooms.
The bride’s maid of honor was Candace Goggans, cousin of the bride. Bridesmaids were Julie Resler, cousin of the bride, Ryan Carter, sister of the groom, Courtney McCollough and Kate Dubberly.
Best man was Dakon Doggett. Groomsmen were Zac Hale, brother of the bride, Danny Neighbors, uncle of the bride, and Ron Sanderson and Scott Broussard.
Flower girls were Sidney Carter, daughter of the groom, and Nicole Neighbors, cousin of the bride. Ring bearers were Jon Christian Maitland and Crese Redman, cousins of the bride.
Candle lighters were Natalie and Makayla Neighbors and Taylor Hale, all cousins of the bride. Guest book attendant was Reilly Hale, cousin of the bride.
Music was provided by pianist DeAnn Nivens. Vocalists were Randy and Sharon Neighbors, aunt and uncle of the bride. Sound technician was Pat Horner.
A reception followed the ceremony at the Decatur Civic Center.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of Alvord High School and a 2005 graduate of North Central Texas College in Gainesville. She is currently employed at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth and is a registered nurse in the neonatal unit.
The groom is a 1996 graduate of Springtown High School and a 2001 graduate of the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in education. He is currently employed in the Paradise school district where he teaches and coaches.
Following a wedding cruise, the couple reside in Paradise.
Published Sunday, September 10, 2006

Castillo - Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Castillo
Marriage vows exchanged Oct. 16, 2006
Chelsea Estelle Robinson and Aaron Enrique Castillo were married Oct. 16, 2006, at the Southern Oaks Mansion in Gatesville. The couple were married by proxy on Feb. 17, 2005.
The bride is the daughter of Les and Beverly Jane Baker-Robinson of Killen. She is the granddaughter of Elston and Edith Baker, Jack and Sue Robinson, all of Chico, and Wilma Jean Robinson of Tucson, Ariz.
The groom is the son of Suani Luna of Killeen. He is the grandson of Felix and Rose Morales of Guatemala.
The bride wore a pastel pink gown with an Austrian beaded bodice and cascading pink tulle and the garter worn by her mother at her wedding in 1971. She also wore a pink diamond necklace and earrings that were provided by her uncle, Stan Baker, of Chico.
A reception was held following the ceremony in which a special absentee setting was created in honor of the soldiers of the SPC unit who were killed in action in Iraq.
The groom is a specialist with the SPC unit and has returned from his first tour of duty in Iraq where he received numerous ribbons and medals for his valor during Operation Iraq Freedom.
During her husband’s deployment, the bride remained at Fort Campbell Tenn. and attended Austin Peay State University.
Published Sunday, November 5, 2006

Cate - William and Melba Cate
Sixtieth wedding anniversary April 13, 2006
William and Melba Cate of Newark celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren April 8, 2006, at the Richland Hills Community Center in Richland Hills.
William Cate and the former Melba Stowe were married April 13, 1946, at Birdville Church of Christ.
They have three children, Ed Cate and wife, Cheryl, Saretta Rowland and husband, Gerald and Garry Cate and wife, Betty; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
William retired from the City of Fort Worth in 1988.
Melba retired from banking in 1999.
Published Sunday, April 16, 2006

Clark - J.C. and Betty Clark
Sixtieth wedding anniversary May 18, 2006
J.C. and Betty Clark were to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Trinity Baptist Church in Boyd hosted by their grandchildren.
J.C. Clark and the former Betty Thomas were married May 18, 1946, in Texarkana.
They have three children, Frank Clark of Cottondale, Jimmy Clark of Simms and the late Jerry Clark; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
J.C. retired from the Red River Army Depot and Betty retired from K-Mart. They are both active members of Trinity Baptist Church in Boyd.
Published Sunday, May 21, 2006

Coffer - Bill and Mary L. Coffer
Sixtieth wedding anniversary April 27 2006
Bill and Mary L. Coffer of Newark will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at their home Thursday, April 27, 2006, with an all-day come-and-go reception hosted by their children.
Bill Coffer and the former Mary L. Pendely were married April 27, 1946, in Lubbock.
They have three children, Jimmie Blackburn of Hamilton, Connie Young of Lubbock, and David Coffer of Granbury; and two deceased children, Willie Coffer and Ann Coffer.
Bill is retired from Joe Howard Lumber Company. Mary is a homemaker.
They are members of the House of Prayer in Newark.
Published Sunday, April 23, 2006

Cole - Lisa Malone and Clyde Cole
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 23, 2006
Lisa Malone of Bowie, daughter of the late Dorless and Benny Murray, will marry Clyde Cole of Greenwood, son of Jessie and Willie Cole of Greenwood, Sept. 23, 2006, at the groom’s home in Greenwood. Willie Cole, father of the groom, will officiate.
Published Sunday, September 17, 2006

Compton - Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Compton
Marriage vows exchanged Nov. 11, 2006
Laken Whitney Ellison of Bridgeport and Christopher Chad Compton of Chico were married Nov. 11, 2006, at Sunshine Celebrations in Paradise. Dan Rawls officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Robin and Karen Ellison of Bridgeport.
The groom is the son of Marvin and Tammie Compton of Chico.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless satin A-line white gown with an apple red pleated sash at the waist and a garden bouquet tiara accented with red Austrian crystals and pearls. She carried a bouquet of terra cotta Asiatic lilies, leonardo and terra cotta roses, green hydrangeas and coffee beans.
Maid of honor was Kelley Dobbs of Decatur, cousin of the bride. Bridesmaid was Samatha Womack of Bridgeport.
The bridesmaids wore apple red satin A-line halter dresses with diamond brooches. They carried bouquets of terra cotta Asiatic lilies, leonardo and terra cotta roses, green hydrangeas and coffee beans.
Best man was Ty Smith of Bridgeport. Groomsman was Doug Jones of Bridgeport, brother of the groom.
Flower girl and ringbearer were Kaylee and Zachary Jones, daughter and son of Doug and Angie Jones, of Bridgeport.
Usher was Tristan Ellison of Bridgeport, brother of the bride.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Sunshine Celebrations.
The bride is a graduate of Bridgeport High School. She is attending Weatherford College and is employed at Toast Yur Bunz.
The groom is a graduate of Ace High School and is employed at Poco Graphite.
The couple reside in Greenwood.
Published Sunday, December 24, 2006

Congdon - Mr. and Mrs. Pihl Congdon
Marriage vows exchanged Nov. 5, 2005
J’Lynn Alling and Ardsley Pihl Congdon were married Nov. 5, 2005, at the First Baptist Church of Euless. The Rev. Shane Long of the First Baptist Church of Graford officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of James and Janis Alling of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Pamela Congdon of Colorado Springs, Colo., and the late Ardsley Pihl Congdon Sr. He is the grandson of Vernon and Carol Krapf of Beach Park, Ill.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin gown. Its bodice had a scoop neckline and spaghetti straps adorned with bugle beads and pearls. Buttons adorned a back zipper. The A-line skirt ended in a chapel train. She also wore a blue garter and carried a six-penny coin that her mother used in her wedding in 1961. She carried a handkerchief used by her mother-in-law in her wedding in 1964.
Matron of honor was Linda Long of Possum Kingdom Lake. Bridesmaids were Natalie Alling of Decatur, sister-in-law of the bride, Anjanette Taylor of Colorado Springs, sister of the groom, and Melinda Finley Kunkel of Arlington, Lori Finley Johnston of Waco, and Marsha Finley Hamilton of Abilene, all cousins of the bride. Junior bridesmaids were Hannah Louise Alling and Sarah Elizabeth Alling, both of Decatur and nieces of the bride.
Ringbearer was Caleb Dewain Johnston of Waco, cousin of the bride.
Best man was Ardsley Pihl Congdon III, son of the groom. Groomsmen were Dr. Jefferson Bennett Alling of Decatur, brother of the bride, Steve Haskell of Zion, Ill., cousin of the groom, Keith Christie of Irving, and James Nathan Alling and Jonathan Bennett Alling, both of Decatur and nephews of the bride.
Members of the house party were Emily Kunkel, Hollie Benton, Sue Cooper, Tina Cooper, Lisa Dahlstrom, Gina Giacomarro, Judy Holloway, Audrey Johnston, Bailey Johnston, Abby Kunkel, Claire Kunkel, Pam Parsons and Tazia Smith.
A praise group from the choir of First Baptist Church of Euless provided music. A reception followed the ceremony in the church foyer.
The bride is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in education. She earned a master of library and information science degree from Texas Woman’s University and is employed by Birdville Independent School District as a librarian for Birdville High School.
The groom is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder where he earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical and computer engineering. He earned a master of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and is employed by NEC America in Irving.
Following a honeymoon to St. John, the couple lives in Hurst.
Published Sunday, January 15, 2006

Cook - Sam and Linda Cook
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Jan. 5, 2006
Sam and Linda Cook of Paradise celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 8 at the Decatur Civic Center. The celebration was hosted by their children.
Sam Cook and the former Linda Wood were married Jan. 5, 1956, in Marietta, Okla.
They have three children, Melinda Henry and husband, Randy, of Paradise, Cheryl Vinson and husband, Bud, of Fort Worth, and Sam Cook Jr. and wife, Patty, of Bridgeport; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Sam is the retired owner of Millican Press in Fort Worth and Linda is a homemaker. They are members of the First Baptist Church of Paradise.
Published Sunday, January 15, 2006

Corbell - Gale and Grace Corbell
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Aug. 11, 2006
Gale and Grace Corbell will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary on Aug. 11, 2006, at Central Baptist Church in Chico.
They were married Aug. 11, 1956, in Lucedale, Miss.
They have a daughter, Debra Taylor of Seabrook. They have four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Gale is retired from the U.S. Navy. Grace worked for Mutual Enterprises in Fort Worth. Both are members of Central Baptist Church. Grace is also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Published Sunday, July 23, 2006

Davis - Krystal Copp and Alan Michael Davis
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 14, 2006
Krystal Melynn Copp, daughter of Kyle and Judy Copp, all of Justin, will marry Alan Michael Davis of Fort Worth, son of Tim and Denise Davis of Haslet, on July 14, 2006, at Heritage Church of Christ in Keller.
The bride-elect is attending Tarrant County College studying elementary education. She is a customer service assistant for Air/Aviation Services at Alliance Airport.
The prospective groom is an operations specialist for Air/Aviation Services at Alliance Airport.
Published Sunday, May 21, 2006

Dean - Rev. Jim and Linda Dean
Fiftieth wedding anniversary May 25, 2006
The Rev. Jim and Linda Dean celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 20, 2006, with a reception hosted by their children and grandchildren at the Flower Mound United Methodist Church.
Jim Dean and the former Linda League were married May 25, 1956, at the First United Methodist Church in Wichita Falls.
They have two children, John Stephen Dean and wife, Belynda, of Carrollton, and Paul William Dean and wife, Kelly, of Palatine, Ill.; five grandchildren, James D. Dean, Bailey and Reagan Dean, and Shea and Caitlyn Dean.
Jim became an ordained minister in 1958 and serves Seven Hills United Methodist Church in Rhome. He has been active in Boy Scouts of America since 1941, first as a scout and then as a leader, earning the Silver Beaver Award. He is Cub Master of Pack 154 at the church. He is active in the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce and is a past member of Lions and Rotary clubs.
Linda, a retired administrative assistant, has sung soprano in church choirs, community choruses and the Dallas Symphony Chorus.
Published Sunday, May 28, 2006

Denning - Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Denning
Marriage vows exchanged Jan. 29, 2006
Alicia Renay Null of Paradise and Samuel Clinton Denning of Decatur were married Jan. 29, 2006, at the White Chapel Estate in North Richland Hills. The Rev. Tommy Lawson officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Harland and Laurrie Null of Paradise.
The groom is the son of Connie Caudill of Dexter, N.M., and Clarence Denning of Hurst.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a beaded white halter gown and cathedral-length veil. She carried a bouquet of red roses and blue delphinium.
Matron of honor was Leslie A. Hargues of Keller, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Rachel Woodruff of Decatur and Sabrina Ferrell of Azle, cousin of the groom. The honor attendants wore royal blue floor-length gowns and carried bouquets of white roses.
Flower girl was Taylor Hargues and Allison Hargues, both of Keller and nieces of the bride. Ring bearer was Kiah Caudill of New Mexico, cousin of the groom.
Best man was Chad Denning of Dexter, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Tommy Throckmorton of Boyd and Heath Null of Paradise, brother of the groom. Ushers were Chad Hargues of Keller, brother-in-law of the bride and Tyler Caudill of Dexter, brother of the groom
A reception followed the ceremony at White Chapel Estate.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of Paradise High School.
The groom is a 2002 graduate of Decatur High School. He is in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Published Sunday, February 12, 2006

Dickinson - Kimberly Terrell and Matt Dickinson
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 11, 2006
Kimberly Renea Terrell of San Angelo, daughter of Mitch and Janet Terrell of Chico, will marry Matt Dickinson of Paint Rock, son of Johnny Dickinson of Paint Rock and Kathy Dickinson of Corpus Christi, on March 11, 2006, at the Decatur Civic Center.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Angelo State University and is earning a master’s degree in animal science. She is employed by the Los Caballos Vet Clinic in San Angelo.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Eden High School and Angelo State University where he earned a bachelor of science degree. He is employed by the Samson Cattle Ranch.
Published Sunday, January 15, 2006

Dudley - Kaysie Halper and Daniel Dudley
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 1, 2006
Kaysie Marie Halper of Fort Worth, daughter of Terry and Pauline Halper of Irving, will marry Daniel Colt Dudley of Fort Worth, son of Jeff and Sharon Dudley of Decatur, July 1, 2006, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur with the Rev. Raymond Johns officiating.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Nimitz High School in Irving. She works for the Bank of America as a teller.
The prospective groom graduated from Decatur High School. He works for Dustrol Inc. as an operator.
The couple met in Oklahoma in 2002 at church camp Minnentonka.
Published Sunday, June 18, 2006

England - Joe and Wilema England
Sixty-fifth wedding anniversary Dec. 24, 2006
Joe and Wilema England celebrated their sixty-fifth wedding anniversary Dec. 17 with a reception hosted by their children and grandchildren at the Justin Church of Christ in Justin.
Joe England and the former Wilema Howard were married Dec. 24, 1941, in Greenwood by Albert McNeely, justice of the peace.
They have two sons, Robert England and wife, Janie, and Terry England and wife, Pat; three grandchildren, Wesley England and wife, Ronda, Joel England, and Paige Wells and husband, Todd; and three great-grandchildren, Randall England, Taylor Wells and Tate Wells.
Joe retired from General Dynamics in 1979. Wilema is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the EE County Extension Club. They are both members of the Greenwood Church of Christ and the Wise County Historical Society.
Published Sunday, December 31, 2006

Ferguson - Mr. and Mrs. Preston Ferguson
Marriage vows exchanged March 17, 2006
Meggan Marie Inez Ersch of Alvord and Preston Jay Ferguson of Bridgeport were married March 17, 2006, at Hilltop Assembly of God Church in Boyd. The Rev. Billy E. Fitch officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Sgt. First Class Patrick and Rita Ersch of Alvord.
The groom is the son of Earl and Penny Ferguson of Bridgeport.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore her mother’s white gown featuring a sweatheart neckline, sequined lace bodice, and lace chapel-length train. Her headpiece was a Juliet cap of lace, matching the lace on the dress. She wore a pearl necklace given to her by her late grandmother, Hazle Swindle, and a ring that belonged to her great-grandmother, Ada Reece, also worn by her mother in her wedding. She carried a bouquet of silk pink and white roses with greenery, pearls and baby’s breath laid on a Bible belonging to her father and covered with white lace, pearls, and white, blue and green roses.
Matron of honor was Lorenda Rackley of Boyd, cousin of the bride. Maid of honor was Angela Brown of Arlington. The honor attendants wore tea-length pink chiffon dresses with empire waists and carried bouquets of pink roses, greenery and baby’s breath.
Flower girl was Ashleigh Rackley of Boyd, cousin of the bride, daughter of Chad and Lorenda Rackley. Candlelighters were Callie Fuller of Bridgeport, who wore a hunter green velvet and lace dress, and Schuyler Ersch of Alvord, brother of the bride.
Ringbearer was Jason Stone of Ferris, son of Jeremy and Jamie Stone.
Best man was Alan Hudson of Bridgeport. Groomsman was Chad Carter of Hurst. Ushers were Gregorey Holt and Camerand Ersch, both of Alvord and brothers of the bride, and Matthew Hicks of Boyd.
Guest book attendant was Randi Reed of Lindsay. Organist was Marilyn Fitch of Azle and Cherilynn Meeves of Weatherford worked the soundbooth. Soloist was Melanie Fitch of Boyd.
A reception hosted by the parents of the couple followed the ceremony at the church. Servers were Jana Hicks, Alisha Hicks and Mikala Terry, all of Boyd, and Valerie Palmer of Decatur.
The bride graduated from Ersch Home School in 2003 and earned associates of arts and science degrees from Weatherford College in 2005. She is earning a degree in history from the University of Texas at Arlington and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the National Dean’s List. She is employed by Wal-Mart.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 2002 graduate of the Colorado School of Trades with an associate’s degree in gunsmithing. He is a veteran of the United States Army where he served in Bosnia. He is a member of the National Rile Association and a student at the University of North Texas. He is employed by Wal-Mart.
Following a honeymoon trip to Fort Worth, the couple lives in Decatur.
Published Sunday, March 26, 2006

Flavin - Tina Marie Syrus and Victor John Flavin
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 15, 2006
Tina Marie Syrus, daughter of Jimmy and Theresa Syrus, all of Newark, will marry Victor John Flavin of Fort Worth, son of Dale and Jan Flavin-Hoffman of Azle, on July 15, 2006, at the Azle Christian Church. Phillip Cull will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Northwest High School.
The prospective groom is a 1991 graduate of Azle High School and is employed by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.
Published Sunday, June 25, 2006

Flores - Oscar and Rosa Elvia Flores
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Nov. 17, 2006
Oscar and Rosa Elvia Flores of Decatur celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 4, 2006, with a reception hosted by their family at the Lions’ Club in Decatur.
In July the entire family took a vacation to Surfside Beach Resort in Galveston.
Oscar Flores and the former Rosa Elvia Gallegos were married Nov. 17, 1956, in Soto La Marina, Tamps., Mexico.
Their children are Dora Lara and husband, Manuel, of Decatur, Vilma Galvan and husband, Jesus, of Grand Prairie, Oscar Flores Jr. of Denton, Juan Flores and wife, Imelda, and Jose Flores, all of Hurst, Carlos Flores and wife, Yanel, of Justin, Sergio Flores and wife, Mary, of Soto La Marina, Mexico, and the deceased Mario “Alberto” Flores. They have 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Oscar retired from James Wood Motors and Rosa is a homemaker. They are members of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Decatur.
Published Sunday, November 19, 2006

Fluker - Gene and Etta Fluker
Sixtieth wedding anniversary March 11, 2006
Gene and Etta Fluker of Decatur will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at noon on Sunday, March 12, with a lunch and reception at the Northside Community Church in Decatur, hosted by their daughter, Margaret Dooling, and granddaughters Georgetta Slimp and Katie Payton.
Gene Fluker and the former Etta Gilliam were married March 11, 1945, by Dr. J.I. Cartlidge at the First Baptist Church in Corsicana.
Gene is pastor of the Northside Community Church. Etta teaches ladies Bible study. They have spent almost 56 years in ministry and moved to Decatur in 1993 from Lake City, Colo.
They have one daughter, Margaret Dooling and husband, Louis, of Decatur; a late son, Terry Fluker; two granddaughters, Gerogetta Slimp and husband, Randy, of Decatur and Katie Payton and husband, Brent, of San Antonio; a grandson, Brian Dooling and wife, Tina, of Saginaw; and five great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, March 12, 2006

Ford - Mr. and Mrs. Micheal ‘Scotty’ Ford
Marriage vows exchanged May 20, 2006
Chanda Nell Styles of Boyd and Micheal “Scotty” Ford of Springtown were married May 20, 2006, at the home of the bride’s parents, Gary and Debbie Styles in Boyd. George Weaver officiated the double ring ceremony.
The groom is the son of B.J. and Kim Sheffield of Springtown and Michael Ford of Gordon.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless white dress with flowers. Her headpiece was a pearl and diamond tiara with a white veil. She carried a bouquet of orange and pink flowers.
Flower girl was Makenzie Styles, daughter of the bride. Guest book attendant was Amy Styles, sister-in-law of the bride.
A reception hosted by the bride’s parents and sister, Kristin Barnes, followed the ceremony at the home of the bride’s parents. Servers were Amanda Styles, sister of the bride, and Amy Styles.
Following a honeymoon at MD Resort in Aurora, the couple lives in Springtown.
Published Sunday, June 4, 2006

Foreman - Erin Brown and Chas Foreman
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 17, 2006
Erin Elizabeth Brown, daughter of David and Lena Brown, all of White Oak, will marry Chas David Jordache Foreman, son of Larry and Bonnie Foreman, all of Alvord, on June 17, 2006, at Longview Christian Church in Longview.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Amelia Brown of Zachary, La. She is a 2003 graduate of White Oak High School and is a senior at Texas Tech University where she is studying human development and family studies.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Charles and Juanita Brown and Bill and Virginia Foreman, all of Alvord. He is a 2002 graduate of Alvord High School and is a senior at Texas Tech where he is studying advertising.
The couple expects to graduate from college in May.
Published Sunday, April 9, 2006

Forman - Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Forman
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 23, 2006
Brandi Shae Robinson of Richland Hills and Jeremy Ryan Forman of Denton were married Sept. 23, 2006, in a double ring ceremony at Gran Porto Real Resort in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Robinson and Sharon Robinson of Burleson. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Robinson of Conroe.
The groom is the son of Jody and Rhonda Forman of Denton. He is the grandson of Joe M. Forman of Decatur and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Rogers of Weatherford.
Maid of honor was Suzanne Robinson of Fort Worth, sister of the bride. Best man was Matthew Forman of Bedford, brother of the groom.
The bride is employed by State Farm Insurance in Irving.
The groom is manager of New York Sub Hub, a family business, in Corinth.
The couple live in Richland Hills.
Published Sunday, November 12, 2006

Fostel - Katey Salinas and Josh Fostel
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 30, 2006
Sally Kate “Katey” Salinas of Abilene, daughter of Sydney and Pete Salinas of Memphis, will marry Joshua “Josh” Henry Fostel, son of John Fostel and Cheryl Fostel of Decatur, May 30, 2006, at the Grand Lido Braco Resort in Jamaica.
The bride-elect graduated from Memphis High School and is earning a bachelor of science degree in education from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene.
The prospective groom graduated from Decatur High School and Texas Tech University in 2000 with a degree in exercise and sports science. He is a math teacher at Eula High School, where he also serves as boys’ athletic director and head boys’ basketball coach.
Published Sunday, March 5, 2006

Freeman - Courtney Mae Capt and Brian Keith Freeman Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 2006
Courtney Mae Capt, daughter of Emmett and Stephanie Capt of Kilgore, will marry Brian Keith Freeman Jr., son of Brian and Karan Freeman of San Marcos, in June in Palestine.
The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Kilgore High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural science and poultry science from Texas A&M University in 2002. She is an agricultural science teacher in Kilgore.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of San Marcos High School. He graduated in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University. He is an engineer for Weatherford International in Decatur.
Published Sunday, March 12, 2006

Fritz - Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bob Fritz
Marriage vows exchanged July 8, 2006
Natalie Ann Tippen of Krum and Jim Bob Fritz of Ponder were married July 8, 2006, at Lantana Lodge on Lake Ray Roberts in Pilot Point. The Rev. David McLerran, pastor of Christian Gathering Church in Valley View, officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Lee Jack and Donna Tippen of Krum.
The groom is the son of Julie Alred of Valley View and Bobby and Fran Fritz of Ponder.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a designer taffeta gown with beaded pick-up points. The drop waist, fitted bodice and corseted back swept into a chapel length train that was edged and adorned with crystals and beads.
She carried a bouquet of hand-tied orange gerbera daisies and orange calla lilies.
Matron of honor was Summer Tippen of Krum, sister-in-law of the bride. Maid of honor was Morgan Wiebe of Stephenville. Bridesmaids were Lyndsie Eggenberg of Gainesville, and Kathrine Croxton and Amy Cahoone, both of Krum. Madie Hagen of Denton was a junior bridesmaid.
Flower girls were Rami Fritz of Alvord, niece of the groom, and Hannah Weaver of Krum, niece of the groom.
Best man was Jerami Fritz of Alvord, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were R.B. Shield of Fort Worth, John Jarrell of McKinney, Cody Cory of Gainesville and Stephen Nelson of Justin.
Ringbearers were Keaton Tippen, nephew of the bride, and Hayden Weaver, nephew of the groom, both of Krum.
Ushers were Jack Jones, cousin of the bride, of Houston, Ben and Clint Crowell, brothers of the groom, both of Ponder, Bubba Parker of St. Jo and Joe Bob Roberts of Era.
Guest book attendants were Lynsey Jones of Houston and Breanne Burris of Brownfield, both cousins of the bride.
Music was provided by pianist Mike Porter of Dickens and soloists Joseph and Katie Weaver of Krum and Kristie McLerran and Clint Sturgeon, both of Gainesville.
A reception given by the bride’s parents followed the ceremony at the Lantana Lodge. Members of the houseparty were Melissa Barnes and Melissa Burgess, both of Gainesville, Patty Salmon of Valley View and Diane Skiff of Southmayd.
The bride is a 2005 graduate of Krum High School. She attends Weatherford College and is employed at Tippen Fabrication in Boyd.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of Ponder High School. He attends Weatherford College and is self-employed, breaking and training horses.
Following a wedding trip to Cozumel, the couple lives in Krum.
Published Sunday, August 13, 2006

Gardner - Bobby Jack and Doris Gardner
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Jan. 7, 2006
Bobby Jack and Doris Gardner of Bridgeport celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 7, 2006, at their home with a celebration hosted by their children and Pat Hillary Sr.
Bobby Jack Gardner and the former Doris Howell were married Jan. 7, 1956, in Gainesville.
Bobby Jack is an auto body technician. Doris is a housewife.
They have four children, Sandra Hillary of Decatur, Brenda Howell of Bridgeport, Billy Gardner of Dallas and Bobbie Ruth Gonzales of Moultrie, Ga., and the late Ricky Gardner and Kimberly Ann Gardner; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Published Sunday, January 15, 2006

Garrett - Mr. and Mrs. Tim Garrett
Marriage vows exchanged July 15, 2006
Carla Ray Allen of Springtown and Tim Garrett of Bridgeport were married July 15, 2006, at Hilltop Baptist Church in Springtown. The Rev. Jon Conway officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jim and Linda Ray of Springtown.
The groom is the son of Linda Garrett of Bridgeport and the late Carlton Garrett.
Matron of honor was Chantal Dauenhauer. Best man was Brandon Deaton.
The bride is a 1995 graduate of Springtown High School. She is pursuing a nursing degree at Weatherford College and is employed by NAE Electric.
The groom is a 1992 graduate of Bridgeport High School and spent two years at Tarleton College. He is employed by Stallion Oil Field Services.
Following the wedding, the couple took a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico, and reside in Springtown.
Published Sunday, July 23, 2006

Gilbreath - Paul and Delora Gilbreath
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Dec. 16, 2006
Paul and Delora Gilbreath celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 16 with a reception at K-Bob’s in Decatur. Their children and spouses will meet and celebrate with them in January in Las Vegas.
They were married Dec. 16, 1956, in Amarillo.
Their children are Jan Latta and husband, Sam, of Austin, Kent Gilbreath of Lubbock and Capt. Terry Gilbreath and wife, Sally, of Thibodaux, La. They have a daughter-in-law, Jennie Gilbreath White and husband, Col. Richard White of Los Angeles, Calif. They have seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Paul retired from Paul Gilbreath Construction in Crosbyton and Delora is a retired school secretary. They moved to Runaway Bay in 1994.
Published Sunday, December 17, 2006

Gray - Emily Louise Beyer and Anthony Derek Gray
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 10, 2006
Emily Louise Beyer of Runaway Bay, daughter of Mary Lou Beyer of Amarillo and Don Beyer of York, Pa., will marry Anthony Derek Gray of Runaway Bay, son of Debra and Troy Gregg of Runaway Bay and Tony Gray of Bridgeport, on March 10, 2006, at the Runaway Bay Civic Center with Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Kay Swaim officiating.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She is a junior at Texas Woman’s University and a member of the pre-professional health association.
The prospective groom will graduate from Bridgeport High School in May.
Published Sunday, February 5, 2006

Grimes - Coy Don and Iris Grimes
Fiftieth wedding anniversary April 1, 2006
Coy Don and Iris Grimes of Boyd will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary April 1, 2006, at the Boyd Community Center with a party hosted by their children and grandchildren.
Coy Don Grimes and the former Iris Yarbrough were married April 1, 1956, in Ardmore, Okla.
They have five children, Kathryn McMillan of Richland Hills, Donna Fry and husband, Lewis, of Azle, Laurie Speginer of Fort Worth, Coy Douglas Grimes and wife, Adri, of Carrollton, and Sandra Lepine and husband, Joe, of Bossier City, La.; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Coy Don is a retired printer. He and Iris are former presidents of the Fort Worth German Shepherd Dog Club.
Published Sunday, April 2, 2006

Hamby - Jana Martin and Travis Hamby
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 22, 2006
Jana Michelle Martin, daughter of Davis and Deloris Martin, will marry Travis Wayne Hamby, son of Ronnie and Pam Hamby, all of Paradise, on July 22, 2006, at the Decatur Church of Christ.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Melvin and Jannie Lou Meadows of Paradise and George and Maxine Martin of Abilene. She is a 2002 graduate of Paradise High School and earned a bachelor of science degree in family and consumer sciences education in 2006 from Texas Tech University.
The prospective groom is the grandson of John and Marilyn Redmond of Weatherford and Lee and Glenda Hamby of Paradise. He also graduated from Paradise High School in 2002. He earned a bachelor of science degree in agricultural and applied economics from Texas Tech in 2006.
Published Sunday, May 28, 2006

Hamby (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Travis Hamby
Marriage vows exchanged July 22, 2006
Jana Michelle Martin and Travis Wayne Hamby were married July 22, 2006, at the Decatur Church of Christ in Decatur. Lee Hamby, grandfather of the groom and a Church of Christ minister, officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Davis and Deloris Martin of Paradise. She is the granddaughter of Melvin and Jannie Meadows of Paradise and George and Maxine Martin of Abilene.
The groom is the son of Ronnie and Pam Hamby of Paradise. He is the grandson of Lee and Glenda Hamby of Paradise and John and Marilyn Redmond of Weatherford.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin, strapless, A-line gown with beaded white embroidery accented with Swarovski crystals and pearls on the bodice, skirt and chapel-length train. The dress also featured a split back with roushing gathered to one side, accented with three satin roses and embellished with beads and pearls. She wore an elbow-length, scalloped edge veil with pearls and Swarovski crystals held by a pearl and crystal headpiece.
She carried a cascading bouquet of white roses, Casablanca lilies, stephanotis and English ivy.
Maid of honor was Jennifer Richter of San Antonio. Bridesmaids were Hayley Foster of Lubbock, cousin of the bride, Katie Blessing of Paradise and Brandi Martin of Denton, cousin of the bride.
The attendants wore apple red strapless, satin A-line gowns with a train that gathered from the waist. They carried three red roses with greenery and hypernicum berries.
Flowergirl was Danae Meadows of Paradise, cousin of the bride.
Best man was Brad Martin of San Antonio, brother of the bride. Groomsmen were Brett Hamby of Lubbock and Ronnie and Rusty Hamby, both of Fort Worth, all brothers of the groom.
Ringbearers were Trevor Hamby and Reese Hamby, nephews of the groom, both of Fort Worth.
Ushers were Alex Hamby of Paradise, brother of the groom, Jared Trotter of Lubbock, cousin of the groom, Jerod Foster of Lubbock, cousin of the bride, and Seth Foster of Paradise, cousin of the bride.
Guest book attendants were Catlin McColloch of Celina and Caroline Trotter of McKinney, cousins of the groom.
A reception followed the ceremony in the church family room.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of Paradise High School and a 2006 graduate of Texas Tech University. She is emloyed at Northwest High School as a family and consumer sciences teacher.
The groom is a 2002 graduate of Paradise High School and a 2006 graduate of Texas Tech University. He is employed at DecoCrete, Inc. as a field operations manager.
Following a wedding trip to Orlando, Fla., the couple reside in Roanoke.
Published Sunday, September 3, 2006

Hammons - Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Dale Hammons Jr.
Marriage vows exchanged Jan. 28, 2006
Kristy Marie Bouldin and Ronnie Dale Hammons Jr., both of Rhome, were married Jan. 28, 2006, at Greenwood Baptist Church in Greenwood. Tracy Epting officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Harvey and Mildred Bouldin of Rhome.
The groom is the son of Ronnie Dale Hammons Sr. of Fort Worth and Cathy Hammons of Azle.
The bride was escorted by her father.
The bride’s maid of honor was her cousin, Brandy Henley of Mineola. Bridesmaids were Ashley Duplechein of Mineola and Shanda Woodruff of Decatur, both cousins of the bride.
Attendants wore navy blue spaghetti strap dresses with beadwork and carried pink and purple flowers.
Best man was the bride’s brother, Kevin Bouldin of Rhome. Groomsmen were Shane Tackett of Paradise, cousin of the bride and Jeff McGuire of Decatur.
Flower girl was Dawn Marie Duplechein of Mineola, daughter of Barron and Ashley Duplechein.
Ring bearer was Garrett Henley of Mineola, cousin of the bride, and son of Ty and Brandy Henley.
Guest book attendant was Nichole Allen of Decatur.
A reception, hosted by the bride’s parents, at Greenwood Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, followed the ceremony.
The bride is a 2000 graduate of Cates High School in Decatur.
The groom is a 1997 graduate of Boswell High School and is employed by Complete Energy Services.
The couple reside in Rhome.
Published Sunday, February 5, 2006

Haney - Edwin and Melba Haney
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Sept. 29, 2006
Edwin and Melba Haney will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception Oct. 15 at the Decatur Civic Center from 2 to 4 p.m.
They were married Sept. 29, 1956, at Fundamental Baptist Church in Decatur.
Their children are Karen Slimp and her husband, Rick, and Kevin Haney and his wife, Julie.
They have six grandchildren, Jeremy, Eric and Kayla Slimp and Blake, Morgan and Harrison Haney.
Edwin and Melba are members of the First Baptist Church in Decatur where Edwin serves as a deacon. Edwin is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and is retired from North Texas Plastics where he was a tool and die maker. He served with the U.S. Army in Germany. Melba is a graduate of Decatur High School and is retired from Wise Regional Health System where she was director of personnel and a customer service patient advocate.
Published Sunday, October 8, 2006

Harshman - Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Paul Harshman
Marriage vows exchanged Jan. 8, 2006
Sandra Cook Morton and Jonathan Paul Harshman, both of Paradise, were married Jan. 8, 2006, at the home of Ray and Jeannine Harshman in Canyon.
The bride is the daughter of Geraldine Cook Gorman of Pocatello, Idaho, and the late Elias Wilbur “E.W.” Cook.
The groom is the son of Ray and Jeannine Harshman of Canyon.
Escorted by the groom’s father, the bride wore a light gray suit and a head wreath of pink roses.
Maid of honor was Jeannine Harshman of Canyon, mother of the groom. Bridesmaid was Cindy Harshman of Canyon, sister-in-law of the groom.
Best man was Ray Harshman, father of the groom and groomsman was Matt Harshman, brother of the groom, both of Canyon.
The bride is a graduate of Minidoka County High School in Rupert, Idaho. She attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah, and the University of Texas at Arlington. She is employed by the Bridgeport Index.
The groom is a graduate of Camarillo High School in California. He attended Tarrant County College and is employed as a technical welder for Leland Southwest in Fort Worth.
Following a honeymoon to Palo Duro Canyon, where they stayed in the Sorenson Cabin, the couple lives in Paradise.
Published Sunday, February 12, 2006

Hawkins - Jennifer Faris and Trey Hawkins
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 21, 2006
Jennifer Leigh Faris of Bridgeport, daughter of Mark and Debbie Faris of Bridgeport and Michelle and David Ziegelbauer of Saginaw, will marry Trey Hawkins of Bridgeport, son of Rob and Von Hawkins of Bridgeport, on Oct. 21, 2006, at the Doral Tesora Hotel and Golf Club in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect is a graduate of the Benz School of Floral Design at Texas A&M University. She is currently employed at Sarah Jane’s Flower Shop.
The prospective groom is a May 2005 graduate of the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. He is currently employed at Hawkins Funeral Home.
Published Sunday, September 10, 2006

Henry - B.E. ‘Boots’ and Allene Henry
Sixty-fifth wedding anniversary Jan. 18, 2006
B.E. “Boots” and Allene Henry of Decatur will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Decatur Civic Center.
Boots Henry of Crowell and Allene Houk of Quanah were married Jan. 18, 1941, in Quanah.
Boots worked as a bricklayer and sharecropper early in their marriage. He was a rancher and carpenter in Decatur. In 1994, he was named citizen of the year by the Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association.
Allene has sold beauty products and has been a sales clerk, including many years at Ben Franklin, Mode-o-Day and Lorch Dress Shop in Decatur.
Since they retired, the couple gardens and sells their produce at the farmer’s market in Decatur. They are both members of the Church of Christ in Decatur.
The couple has four children, Marvin Henry of Archer City, Roy Henry of Livingston, Melvin Henry of Longview and Betty Campbell of Carrollton; 13 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, January 8, 2006

Herlevic - Shelli Mauldin and Timothy Herlevic
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 6, 2006
Shelli Denise Mauldin of Bridgeport, daughter of Charles and Kathy Mauldin of Bridgeport, will marry Timothy Richard Herlevic of Fort Worth, son of Nic and Lynn Herlevic of Arlington, May 6, 2006, at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelor of business administration degree in management information systems and is employed by Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom is a 1995 graduate of Martin High School. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor of business administration degree in management information systems and is employed by Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, February 19, 2006

Herriage - Ashley Blankenship and Donald Herriage
Marriage vows to be exchanged Jan. 13, 2007
Ashley Dawn Blankenship, daughter of Chuck and Tina Meador, all of Fort Worth, will marry Donald Clay Herriage, son of Donnie and Rhonda Herriage, all of Boyd, on Jan. 13, 2007, on the beach in Pensacola, Fla.
The bride is a 2005 graduate of Fossil Ridge High School in Keller.
The groom is a 2006 graduate of Boyd High School. He is employed by the U.S. Air Force.
Published Sunday, November 12, 2006

Hines - Mr. and Mrs. George R. Hines
Marriage vows exchanged May 14, 2006
Juanita G. Smith of Beckley, W. Va., and George R. Hines of Rhome were married May 14, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church in Rhome. The Rev. Jim Spencer officiated the double ring ceremony.
Escorted by her grandson, J.D. Sessler, of Newark, the bride wore a cream satin dress and carried red roses.
The groom’s attendant was Lottie Holmes.
Pianist was Bessie Watson.
The bride is a 1956 graduate of Beckley High School. She is retired.
The groom is a 1955 graduate of Northwest High School and a 1964 graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington. He is retired.
Following an Alaskan cruise and a land tour of Costa Rica, the couple lives near Rhome.
Published Sunday, May 21, 2006

Hohman - Larisa Stoll and Andrew Hohman
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 18, 2006
Larisa Dawn Stoll of Arlington, daughter of Rhonda and Forrest Stoll of Newark, will marry Andrew Keith Hohman of Elk City, Okla., son of Tami and Buck Parker and Brian and Mary Hohman, on Nov. 18, 2006, at First United Methodist Church of Decatur.
The bride-elect earned a master’s of business adminstration degree from Midwestern State University and is employed as an assistant director at Centennial Court Apartments in Arlington.
The prospective groom earned a bachelor’s of applied arts and sciences degree from Midwestern State University and will be employed as an outside sales representative for Sherwin Williams.
Published Sunday, October 22, 2006

Holley - Marlan and Sue Holley
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Jan. 7, 2006
Marlan and Sue Holley of Bridgeport celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 24, 2005, at their home with family.
Marlan Holley and the former Sue Paschall were married Jan. 7, 1956, in Decatur.
They have four children, Susan Krenek of Hungerford, Jamey Krebs of North Richland Hills, Tracey Holley of Stephenville and Wesley Mynard of Bridgeport; and three grandchildren, Betty Krenek, Holly Krenek and Conor Krebs.
Marlan is the plant manager of Gifford Hill. Sue is a housewife.
Published Sunday, January 8, 2006

Holloway - Sonya DeAnna Cook and Robert Lee Holloway III
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 9, 2006
Sonya DeAnna Cook of Decatur, daughter of Bennie Edward and Eileen Standridge of Graham and John Herbert and Jane Cook of Cleburne, will marry Robert Lee Holloway III of Greenwood, son of Dr. Carmelina Holloway of Decatur and the late Robert Lee Holloway Jr., on June 9, 2006, at Paradise Cove in Southlake.
The bride-elect earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Tarleton State University. She teaches eighth grade math in the Northwest Independent School District.
The prospective groom attended the U.S. Air Force Academy. He earned a bachelor of science degree in sport science and a master of science degree in physical education from Ohio University. He teaches high school math and is a defensive football coach for NISD.
Published Sunday, April 30, 2006

Hoover - Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Edwin Hoover
Marriage vows exchanged Dec. 30, 2005
Meagan Renee Lewis and Benjamin Edwin Hoover, both of Lubbock, were married Dec. 30, 2005, at McKinney Memorial Bible Church in Fort Worth. Jeff Buell, the bride’s middle school youth minister, officiated the double-ring ceremony. The bride was escorted by her father.
The bride is the daughter of Marshall and Jayne Lewis of Fort Worth.
The groom is the son of Jerry and Cheryl Hoover of Paradise.
Maid of honor was Stephanie Orr of Midland. Bridesmaids were Waverlee Stewart and Jennifer Gardner, both of Fort Worth, Haley Huffstetler of Mount Vernon, Courtney Ellison of College Station, MariAnn Chapman of Conroe and Kate Riebel of Lubbock.
Best man was Landon Smith of League City. Groomsmen were Michael Petty of Temple, John Hoover and Matt Hoover, both of Paradise, Matt Lewis of Fort Worth, Alan Green of Bridgeport and Derek Frisch of Mansfield.
Ushers were Cooper Lewis of Fort Worth, Todd Worlow of Bridgeport, Jeremy Barnes of Longview and Lee Brandon of Quanah. Guest book attendants were Mary Bartolowits, Kasey Harder, Kristy Green and Laura Beth Robertson.
Soloist was Haley Huffstetler.
A reception was hosted by the bride’s parents in McKinney.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of Southwest High School in Fort Worth. She graduated summa cum laude from Texas Tech University in December 2005 with a degree in public relations where she was a member of Chi Omega. She is employed as a development officer for Covenant Health System.
The groom is a 1999 graduate of Paradise High School. He graduated from Howard Payne University in 2003 with a degree in political science and is pursuing a law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law.
Published Sunday, March 19, 2006

Huff - Nanci Hamilton and Robert Huff
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 1, 2006
Nanci Dawn Hamilton, daughter of Marcia and Donald Hamilton, all of Fort Worth, will marry Robert Eugene Huff, son of Tammi Traylor and Kenneth Huff, all of Fort Worth, on April 1, 2006, in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Boswell High School.
Published Sunday, March 26, 2006

Huff (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Robert Huff
Marriage vows exchanged April 1, 2006
Nanci Dawn Hamilton and Robert Eugene Huff, both of Fort Worth, were married April 1, 2006, in a double ring ceremony at the Decatur Civic Center.
The bride is the daughter of Donald G. Hamilton and Marcia Lynn Hamilton, both of Decatur. She is a graduate of Decatur High School and is studying physical therapy.
The groom is the son of Tammie Traylor. He is a graduate of Boswell High School and works in the law enforcement field in Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, May 21, 2006

Hyde - Katie Mishelle Wright and Scott Stephen Hyde
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 20, 2006
Katie Mishelle Wright of Lubbock, daughter of Dudley and Sandra Wright of Chico, will marry Scott Stephen Hyde of Lubbock, son of James Kevin and Pam Hyde of Mabank, May 20, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Mabank.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Chico High School and is employed by Cingular Wireless in Lubbock.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Mabank High School and Texas Tech University where he earned dual bachelor’s degrees in animal science and chemistry. He is earning a master’s degree in animal science breeding and genetics at Tech. He is employed by Acres North Veterinary Hospital.
Published Sunday, March 5, 2006

Irish - John Irish and Elizabeth Bowe
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 24, 2006
Elizabeth Bowe, daughter of Emily Bowe of Cadott, Wis., will marry John Irish, son of Sandra and Johnny Irish of Bridgeport, June 24, 2006, at First Baptist Bolin Chapel in Katy.
The bride-elect received a degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and teaches eighth grade U.S. history at Beckendorff Junior High in Katy.
The prospective groom received a political science and philosophy degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a masters in philosophy from the University of Arkansas. He teaches advanced placement U.S. history and coaches the academic decathlon at Seven Lakes High School in Katy.
Published Sunday, May 14, 2006

Jameson - Mindy Cobb and Will Jameson
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 19, 2006
Mindy Cobb of Denton, daughter of Dale and Sue Cobb of Decatur, will marry Will Jameson of Denton, son of Lawrence and Nancy Jameson of Roanoke, Aug. 19, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Denton. Jeff Williams will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Northwest High School and received a bachelor of science degree from the University of North Texas. She is employed with Sallie Beauty Co. in Denton.
The prospective groom graduated from Ryan High School and received a bachelor of science degree from the University of North Texas. He is employed at James Wood Motors in Denton.
Published Sunday, July 30, 2006

Jenkins - Chelsey Leigh Christian and Kyle Thomas Jenkins
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 24, 2006
Chelsey Leigh Christian, daughter of Joey and Melonie Christian, all of Decatur, will marry Kyle Thomas Jenkins of Livingston, son of John and Sonya Jenkins of Shepard and Mike and Carla Morris of Moscow, on June 24, 2006, at the home of the bride’s parents. Montey Tuttle of Central Fellowship will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Decatur High School and recently graduated from Ogle School of Hair Design in Hurst.
The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Livingston High School and is employed by Devon Energy in Cleburne.
Published Sunday, May 14, 2006

Jennings - George and Ramona Jennings
Sixtieth wedding anniversary Aug. 31, 2006
George and Ramona Jennings of Newark will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 31, 2006.
The couple were married Aug. 31, 1946, in Boyd.
Their children are Billy Jennings and wife, Martha, of Newark and Deborah Ellis and husband, Max, of Arlington.
They have three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
George works for General Motors. Both George and Ramona are members of the Newark Church of Christ.
Published Sunday, September 3, 2006

Jones - Jessica Willis and Aaron Jones
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 21, 2006
Jessica Danielle Willis, daughter of Fred and Dale Willis, all of Charlotte, N.C., will marry Aaron Matthew Jones of Charlotte, formerly of Chico, son of Norman Jones of Weatherford and the late Sandra Jones, Oct. 21, 2006, at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Michael Bearden will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Harding University High School and a 2003 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She is employed as a registered nurse at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte. She is the granddaughter of Norma Mason and Ester Willis, both of Spartanburg, S.C.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Chico High School and attended Hill Junior College in Hillsboro. He is a store manager at Sports Fan-Attic in Charlotte. He is the grandson of Eugene and June Bowyer of Chico, and Glenda Longmire and Bobby and Betty Jones, all of Decatur.
Published Sunday, October 1, 2006

Klein - Mr. and Mrs. Ryan W. Klein
Marriage vows exchanged May 21, 2006
Chloe’ Dionne Anderson and Ryan Whitmore Klein were married May 21, 2006, at Kawela Bay in Oahu, Hawaii. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Bob Parker.
Published Sunday, June 18, 2006

Knowles - Phil and Lu Anne Knowles
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Aug. 25, 2006
Phil and Lu Anne Knowles celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception Aug. 26 at their home in Newark.
They were married Aug. 25, 1956, in Somerset, Mich.
Their children are Mark Knowles and wife, Susan, of Van Alstyne and Beth Craig of Bedford. They have three grandchildren.
Special guests at the reception were David Whitcher, Lu Anne’s brother, and Zack Rochette, grand nephew, of Grayling, Mich.
Phil retired from US Airways as a pilot and Lu Anne retired from being music minister at Peace Lutheran Church in Hurst. The couple are both members of Peace Lutheran.
Published Sunday, September 17, 2006

Lambert - Jessicah Myrannda Dill and Thomas Dalton Lambert
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 20, 2006
Jessicah Myrannda Dill of Decatur, daughter of Julie Jones of Decatur and Gary Dill of Burneyville, Okla., and granddaughter of Harry and Lucille Dill of Burneyville, will marry Thomas Dalton Lambert of Boyd, son of Betty Lambert and the late Mark Lambert and grandson of T.H. and Dorothy Lambert of Boyd, Lee Johnson of Denton and Charley Johnson of Boyd, on May 20, 2006, at the home of Gary Dill.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Boyd High School and a 2005 graduate of ITS. She is a hairstylist and Redken color specialist at Eclips of Corinth.
The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Boyd High School and a 2005 graduate of North Central Texas College. He is employed by Thermodyne-Victor of Roanoake.
Published Sunday, April 2, 2006

Lee - Rebekah Ruth Workman and Hayden Ethan Lee
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 11, 2006
Rebekah Ruth Workman, daughter of David and Judy Workman, all of Springtown, will marry Hayden Ethan Lee, son of Hayden and Cynthia Lee, all of Pine Grove, La., on March 11, 2006, in Pine Grove.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of B.D. and Sue Workman of Bridgeport. She is a 2005 graduate of Springtown High School.
The prospective groom is self-employed as a saddle maker and a horse trainer. He is a member of the Glory Rider Ministry Team in Denison.
Published Sunday, February 19, 2006

Lovell - Gordon and Peggy Lovell
Sixty-fifth wedding anniversary July 2, 2006
Gordon and Peggy Lovell of Decatur will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary July 2, 2006, with a family celebration at their home.
The Lovell’s met while attending high school in Lubbock. They later married while both were students at Texas Tech University.
Gordon served in the U.S. Air Corp during World War II. They owned and operated Lovell Plumbing with son Gary until retiring in 1995.
The couple has two sons, Don Lovell and wife, Lynn, of Colorado Spring, Colo., and Gary Lovell and wife, Janice, of Decatur; two granddaughters, Lyann Ware and husband, Jay, and Robyn Clay and husband, Todd, of Georgetown; and a grandson.
Published Sunday, July 2, 2006

Luna - Nikki Clements and Robert Luna
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 20, 2006
Nikki Clements of Runaway Bay, daughter of Jackson and Brenda Clements of Paradise, will marry Robert Luna of Runaway Bay, son of Ed and Pattie Luna of Keller, on May 20, 2006, at the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. The Rev. Jim Caldwell will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2001 Bridgeport High School graduate, and a 2005 graduate of the University of North Texas with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology.
The prospective groom graduated in 1995 from Keller High School.
Published Sunday, May 14, 2006