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Mac Tavish - Jo Beth Lambert and Dustin MacTavish
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 10, 2006
Jo Beth Lambert of Brownwood, daughter of Sheryl and Dirk Grace of Bridgeport and Lane and Beverly Lambert of Chico, will marry Dustin Ray MacTavish of Brownwood, son of Donald MacTavish and Carol and Alan Bouska, all of Houston, on June 10, 2006, at the Rose Chapel in Fort Worth with Jason Ewing officiating.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She is a Christian studies major at Howard Payne University.
The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Waldrip High School in Houston. He is a Christian studies and history major at Howard Payne and a Douglas McArthur Academy of Freedom scholar.
Published Sunday, January 22, 2006

Mangus - Mr. and Mrs. David Mangus Jr.
Marriage vows exchanged May 27, 2006
Kacie Jo Emmert and David Lee Mangus Jr., both of Decatur, were married May 27, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Johnny Irish officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Gary and Debbie Emmert of Bridgeport
The groom is the son of David and Patricia Mangus of Lexington, Okla., and Marie Mayfield of Norman, Okla.
Matron of honor was Melissa Duvall and maid of honor was Samantha Grooms, both of Denton. Flower girl was Lilly Duvall of Denton, daughter of Ian and Melissa Duvall.
Best man was Garrett Musser of Denton and groomsman was Kevin Garling of Norman. Ushers were Charles Emmert of Bridgeport, brother of the bride, and Shae Martin of Bridgeport.
Guest book attendant was Jodi Smith of Bridgeport.
A reception was held at Sunshine Celebrations in Paradise.
The bride is a 2000 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 2005 graduate of the University of North Texas where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business marketing. She is employed by Wells Fargo Bank.
The groom is a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School. He is employed by Lowe’s.
Following a honeymoon trip to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, the couple lives in Decatur.
Published Sunday, June 25, 2006

Martinez - Kambra Elizabeth Klose and Peter Shannon Martinez
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 29, 2006
Kambra Elizabeth Klose of Fort Worth, daughter of Karl and Joan Klose of Decatur and Jim and Becky Jamison of Keller, will marry Peter Shannon Martinez, son of Pete Martinez and Lana Lander and Mel Wigand and Patricia Martinez, all of Fort Worth, on April 29, 2006, at the Historic YWCA Great Room in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect is employed at Country Wide Loans in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom is employed at Palmer Auto Upholstering.
Published Sunday, April 23, 2006

Martinez - Monica Carrillo and David Martinez
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 5, 2006
Monica Carrillo of Bridgeport, daughter of Angelita Carrillo of Bridgeport, will marry David Allen Martinez of Galveston, son of Roberta Rivera of Spring, Aug. 5, 2006, at St. John the Baptizer Catholic Church in Bridgeport with Father Sojan George officiating.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She is attending Texas Woman’s University where she is majoring in accounting.
The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of Bridgeport High School. He is employed by Hanson Aggregate.
Published Sunday, July 30, 2006

Marwitz - Jenna Brooke Stone and Stanton Dale Marwitz
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 8, 2006
Jenna Brooke Stone of Stephenville, daughter of Jerry and Tammie Stone of Paradise, will marry Stanton Dale Marwitz of Stephenville, son of Danny and Cindy Marwitz of Comanche, on July 8, 2006, at A&M Gardens in Azle. The Rev. Don Kingman will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Paradise High School and is attending Tarleton State University working towards a degree in elementary education. She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Priddy High School and a 2003 graduate of Tarleton State University. He is a teacher and coach at Stephenville High School.
Published Sunday, May 21, 2006

Marwitz (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Stanton Marwitz
Marriage vows exchanged July 8, 2006
Jenna Brooke Stone of Paradise and Stanton Dale Marwitz of Stephenville were married July 8, 2006, at A&M Gardens in Azle. Don Kingman officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Tammie Stone of Paradise.
The groom is the son of Danny and Cindy Marwitz of Comanche.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white strapless corset gown embellished with beads. The skirt featured a scalloped edge. Her headpiece was a fingertip-length veil with a beaded veil clip. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of hydrangea and stock that featured a rhinestone cross broach on the ribbon-wrapped stems.
Maid of honor was Jaci Stone of Paradise, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Nicole Lewis and Kylie Gentry, both of Paradise, and Mandy Stone of Granbury.
Honor attendants wore knee-length orange halter dresses. They carried kissing balls of mixed daisies in pink, orange and yellow.
Flower girl was Emily Tindol of Comanche, daughter of Mike and Nancy Tindol, cousin of the groom. Ringbearer was Dalton Novotny of Grapevine, son of David and Kari Novotny, cousin of the bride.
Best man was Ryan Marwitz of Comanche, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Jacob Marwitz of Comanche, brother of the groom, Clint Davidson of Priddy, and Jared Stone of Paradise, brother of the bride.
Ushers were Michael Kunkel of Priddy, Brady Tyson and Johnathan Tindol, both of Comanche, and Brent Grelle of Priddy.
Guest book attendants were Colton and Jordan Novotny, both of Grapevine.
A reception followed the ceremony at A&M Gardens. Servers were Tiffany Robertson, Lindsey Webb, Penny Winfrey, Stacey Stark and Kelcee Ribble.
The bride is a graduate of Paradise High School and is a junior at Tarleton State University.
The groom is a graduate of Priddy High School and Tarleton State University. He is employed as a teacher and a coach at Stephenville High School.
Following a honeymoon trip to Las Vegas, the couple live in Stephenville.
Published Sunday, November 12, 2006

Maxey - David and Alma Maxey
Fiftieth wedding anniversary March 30, 2006
David and Alma Maxey celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary March 26 at the Decatur Civic Center.
They were married March 30, 1956, at Fundamental Baptist Church in Decatur by Alma’s brother, Clyde Spann and brother-in-law, Marshall Burk.
David owned Wise County Equipment for many years and Alma helped with the business. She is a homemaker.
Their children are Phyllis Elenbury, Becky Swan and Joy Addington.
Their eight grandchildren are Kagen, Keili and Kane Elenburg, Kasey and Kori Swan, David Paul Colby and Merrick Addington. They have two great-grandchildren, Davy Addington and Kasey Ray Swan.
Published Sunday, June 18, 2006

McCann - Marcy Gayan and Willie McCann
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 1, 2006
Marcy Jean Gayan of Paradise, daughter of Susie Gayan of Paradise and the late Dale Gayan, will marry Willie Kirk McCann of Paradise, son of Brenda and Gary Pollock of Bridgeport and Phillip and Kim McCann of Azle, on July 1, 2006, at the First Baptist Church of Cottondale. Terry Terry will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Paradise High School and has attended Weatherford College. She is employed by Longmeadow Care Center in Justin.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Bridgeport High School. He is employed by Superior Pipeline in Justin.
Published Sunday, May 28, 2006

McFarland - Heather McEwen and Justin McFarland
Marriage vows to be exchanged Feb. 25, 2006
Heather McEwen, daughter of Terry and Edie McEwen of Vernon, will marry Justin McFarland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney McFarland, Feb. 25, 2006, at the River of Life Church in Mason.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School. She graduated from Howard Payne University with a bachelor of science degree in exercise sport management and is employed by a non-profit organization in Brady.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Brady High School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in Biblical studies from Howard Payne University. He is earning a master’s degree in education. He is employed by Loadcraft.
Published Sunday, February 19, 2006

McWhirter - Danny and Shirley McWhirter
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Nov. 11, 2006
Danny and Shirley McWhirter of Decatur celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 11, 2006, with a reception hosted by their family and friends at The Father’s House church.
Danny McWhirter and the former Shirley Popplewell were married Nov. 11, 1956, in Decatur.
The couple has three children, Mary Ellen Hendrix and husband, Larry, of Fort Worth, Elizabeth Ann Gourley of Chico, and Terry Don McWhirter and wife, Allison, of Salem, Ore.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Danny retired from Dallas Aireamotive. Shirley works for US Life and at the day care for the First Baptist Church of Decatur.
Danny is a member of the Decatur Masonic Lodge and The Father’s House church. Shirley is a member of the Decatur 8ers and Fit-N-Wise.
Published Sunday, November 12, 2006

Mervyn - Leah Diann Graham and Guy William Mervyn
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 27, 2006
Leah Diann Graham of Arlington, daughter of Rob Graham of Albuquerque, N.M., and Sherry Martin of Aurora, will marry Guy William Mervyn of Arlington, son of Bob Mervyn of Taylor, Mich., and Sheila Cox of Wayne, Mich., on May 27, 2006, at the First Baptist Church of Cottondale. Charles Osborne of South Center Baptist Church in Arlington will officiate.
The bride-elect and the prospective groom are students at Arlington Baptist College.
Published Sunday, February 26, 2006

Miller - Maribel Rodriguez and James Miller Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 19, 2006
Maribel Rodriguez of Denton, daughter of Guillermo and Maria Rodriguez of Bridgeport, will marry James Miller Jr. of Denton, son of Kathy Westbrook of Lake Dallas, on Aug. 19, 2006, at the Little Chapel in the Woods in Denton.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She is employed by Dr. Mukesh Saraiya in Denton.
The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of Bowie High School. He is employed by Woodgroup Pressure Control in Bridgeport.
Published Sunday, August 13, 2006

Minihan - Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Raymond Minihan III
Marriage vows exchanged Dec. 27, 2005
Triston Nadine Meador and Thomas Raymond Minihan III, both of Lubbock, were married Dec. 27, 2005, at St. Paul the Apostle Chapel in Horseshoe Bay. The Rev. James P. Bridges officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Lea Ann Meador of Dallas. She is the granddaughter of Joyce Meador of Dallas and Franklin and Charlotte Meador of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Gena and Tommy Minihan of Midland. He is the grandson of Tom and Jeanette Minihan and Eugene and Janice Hall, all of Midland.
Escorted by her mother, the bride wore a strapless floor-length satin A-line gown with apple-red satin trim and lace-up back. The gown featured a chapel-length train. Her headpiece was a crystal tiara with a sheer blusher. She carried a bouquet of red tulips.
Maid of honor was Jourdy Whelan of Dallas. Bridesmaids were Courtney Teasdale and Katie Condry, both of Dallas. Honor attendants wore apple-red satin and georgette A-line halter dresses accented with brooches. They each carried a bouquet of calla lilies.
Best men were Clay Hantz and Daniel Minihan, brother of the groom, both of Midland. Groomsman was Mike Drake of Dallas. They also served as ushers.
Ringbearer was Brady Minihan, brother of the groom.
Soloist was Shannon Minihan of Midland, sister of the groom.
A reception was hosted by the bride’s mother at Quail Point Community Center.
The bride is a graduate of Highland Park High School and is a sophomore at Midland College.
The groom is a graduate of Midland Christian Academy and is also a sophomore at Midland College. He is employed by Circle M Production.
Following a cruise to the Western Caribbean, the couple lives in Midland.
Published Sunday, February 5, 2006

Monjaraz - Stacey Nichole Bowyer and Victor Santiago Monjaraz
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 8, 2006
Stacey Nichole Bowyer of Chico, daughter of Bill Bowyer of Chico and Mitch and Becky Summars of McKinney, will marry Victor Santiago Monjaraz of Bridgeport, son of Maria and Santiago Monjaraz of Bridgeport, on July 8, 2006, at the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. Kenneth Wood will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Chico High School and is a receptionist at Texas Exhaust in Bridgeport.
The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 2004 graduate of Tarrant County College Police Academy. He is a police officer for the city of Decatur.
Published Sunday, May 21, 2006

Monjaraz (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Victor Monjaraz
Marriage vows exchanged July 8, 2006
Stacey Nichole Bowyer and Victor Santiago Monjaraz were married July 8, 2006, at First Baptist Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Kenneth Wood officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Bill Bowyer of Chico and Mitch and Becky Summars of McKinney.
The groom is the son of Santiago and Maria Monjaraz of Bridgeport.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white one-piece strapless corset back gown with a sweetheart neckline that was sprinkled with pearl accents. The counturier styling of the skirt was embellished with diamond shape pearl motifs. She wore a chapel-length veil and a diamond embellished tiara as a headpiece.
She carried a bouquet of hand-tied pink roses accented by small, white sparkle flowers.
The maid of honor was Stephanie Bowyer, sister of the bride, of Nacogdoches. Bridesmaids were Lori Johnston and Megan Claborn, both of Stephenville, Shanda Sheardown of Chico, and Veronica Monjaraz, sister of the groom, of Bridgeport.
The bridesmaids wore petal pink A-line dresses with draped hip bands and rhinestone pin details. They carried hand-tied pink roses with yellow spider lilies.
Best man was Oscar Monjaraz, brother of the groom, of Bridgeport. Groomsmen were Armando Delgado, cousin of the groom, of Chico, T.J. Zaborniak, Gustavo Patino and Ricardo Rivera, all of Bridgeport.
Flower girls were Bailey Bowyer, niece of the bride and the daughter of Scott and Kim Bowyer, of Nacogdoches and Amaya Garcia, cousin of the groom and the daughter of Roy and Susan Garcia, of Chico.
Ring bearer was Caleb Bennett, nephew of the bride and the son of Kristi and Deroy Bennett, of Decatur.
Ushers and candlelighters were Scott Bowyer, brother of the bride, of Nacogdoches and Rami Herrera of Bridgeport.
Guest book attendant was Ashley Jones of Weatherford, cousin of the bride.
Following the ceremony, a reception given by the parents of the bride and groom was held at the Decatur Civic Center. Nikki Horner of Alvord entertained.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of Chico High School. She is employed at Burlington Northern Santa Fe in Fort Worth.
The groom is a 2001 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 2004 graduate of the Tarrant County College Police Academy. He is employed by the Decatur Police Department.
The couple reside in Decatur.
Published Sunday, September 3, 2006

Morris - Katie Bransford and Justin Morris
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 25, 2006
Katie Bransford of Arlington, daughter of Tom and Marina Bransford of Grand Prairie, will marry Justin Morris of McKinney, son of Tim and Keitha Morris of Decatur, on July 25, 2006, at the Wild Basin Lodge in Estes Park, Colo., with the Rev. Bill Huth officiating.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Grand Prairie High School. She graduated in 2004 from the University of North Texas with a journalism degree and is employed by Partnercomm in Arlington.
The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2004 graduate from the University of North Texas where he received a business degree in marketing. He is employed by Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
Published Sunday, July 16, 2006

Mote - Mr. and Mrs. David Mote
Marriage vows exchanged Nov. 25, 2006
Christina K. Tran and David Childers Mote, both of Bedford, were married Nov. 25, 2006, at Our Lady of Lavang Catholic Church in Houston. The Revs. Huy Trinh, Luc Do, Trinh Pham, Trug Do, Duc Vu and Bang Doan officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hanh Ke Tran of Houston.
The groom is the son of Wells Robert Mote of Greenwood and Barbara Mote of Bridgeport.
Maid of honor was Jessica Tran of Houston. Bridesmaids were Leah Carnahan and Dora Soto, both of Fort Worth, Jennifer Gould of Dallas, Jessica Markham of Arlington and Kristina Rasely of Lewisville.
Best man was Robert Mote of Decatur, twin brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Jerry Cobb of Fort Worth, Martin DeLeon of Bedford, Nakee Hanks of Alvin, Nicholas Markham of Arlington and David Tran of Houston. Junior groomsmen were Ethan Pham of Houston and Morgan and Tanner Mote, both of Decatur.
Ushers were Stephen and Mitchell Pham, both of Houston.
Guest book attendant was Robin King of Bedford.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Tay Do Restaurant in Houston.
The bride is a graduate of Texas Christian University where she received a bachelor of arts in communication and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She is employed at Cook Children’s Health Care System.
The groom is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he received a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology. He is employed with the city of Grapevine.
Following a wedding cruise to Progresso and Cozumel, Mexico, the couple reside in Bedford.
Published Sunday, December 24, 2006

Mote (2) - Cristina Tran and David Mote
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 25, 2006
Christina K. Tran of Bedford, daughter of Hanh and Kim Tran of Houston, will marry David Childers Mote of Bedford, son of Robert Wells Mote of Greenwood and Barbara Mote of Bridgeport, Nov. 25, 2006, at Our Lady of Lavang Catholic Church in Houston.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Texas Christian University with a bachelor of arts in communications. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and works at Cook Children’s Health Care System.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Texas A&M with a bachelor of science in kinesiology and sports management. He works for the City of Grapevine.
Published Sunday, August 20, 2006

Motsenbocker - Ralph and Teen Motsenbocker
Sixtieth wedding anniversary May 21, 2006
Ralph and Teen Motsenbocker will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary May 21, 2006.
Ralph Motsenbocker and the former Teen Davis were married May 21, 1946, in Wichita Falls.
They have two children, Kim Saling of Decatur and Kirk Motsenbocker of Dallas; and four grandchildren.
Ralph is a former school superintendent in Idalou.
Teen is a retired accountant.
Published Sunday, May 21, 2006

Murphree - Hilda Taylor and Clayton Murphree
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 24, 2006
Hilda Michelle Taylor of Springtown, daughter of Nelsy Houtchens of Bridgeport, will marry Clayton Alan Murphree of Decatur, son of Jeff and Pamela Murphree of Decatur, June 24, 2006, at the home of his parents with Justice of the Peace Kay Swaim officiating.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She works at the Wise County Sheriff’s Department.
The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Decatur High School. He also works at the Wise County Sheriff’s Department.
Published Sunday, June 18, 2006

Naugle - Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Naugle
Marriage vows exchanged May 20, 2006
Sherri Elaine Hunt of Boyd and Matthew Todd Naugle of Aurora were married May 20, 2006, at the Aurora Baptist Church. The Rev. James Withers officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Cindy and Charles Ray Smith Jr. of Boyd and Jim and Jana Hunt of Fort Worth. She is the granddaughter of Elaine and Milton Andress of Lipan, Shirley and Lynn Hunt of Gilmer, and Pat Smith and Deloris Cooper, both of Boyd.
The groom is the son of Larry and T’Ann Naugle of Aurora. He is the grandson of Judy Howard of Aurora.
The bride wore a one-piece strapless gown. The back featured inverted pleats that fell toward the hemline and was adorned with pearls and crystals. The veil was made by her grandmother, Elaine Andress.
Matron of honor was Angie Brown of Saginaw, aunt of the bride. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Bullpit of Hurst, sister of the bride, Katie Naugle of Aurora, sister of the groom, and Heather Culpepper of Boyd.
Best man was Kurt Naugle of Fort Worth, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Rusty Rice of Boyd, Nick Ulch of McKinney and Tommy Patterson of Boyd.
The bride is a graduate of Boyd High School and is attending Tarrant County College. She will continue her studies at the University of North Texas working towards a degree in education.
The groom is a graduate of Northwest High School and will be completing his studies at Arlington Baptist College where he is working toward a bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministries.
Following a honeymoon in Montego Bay, Jamaica, the couple reside in Aurora.
Published Sunday, July 30, 2006

New - Rachel Socia and Jared New
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 22, 2006
Rachel Darlene Socia of Decatur, daughter of Brad and Darlene Humphries of Decatur, will marry Jared Todd New of Dallas, son of Kevin and Terri New of Abilene, April 22, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur with Ken May officiating.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Texas A&M University. She majored in political science and recently completed an internship at the White House.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Texas A&M, where he majored in industrial distribution. He is employed by Northwestern Mutual.
Published Sunday, January 29, 2006

Norris - Donald and Helmi Norris
Fiftieth wedding anniversary March 10, 2006
Donald and Helmi Norris of Paradise will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary March 11, 2006, with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Paradise hosted by their children.
Donald Norris and the former Helmi Loher were married March 10, 1956, in Koblenz, Germany.
They have a son, Wayne Norris of Bridgeport; a daughter, Debra Logan of Bridgeport; and four grandchildren, Amber Norris and Kayla Norris, both of Fort Worth, and Kyle Wooldridge and Chris Wooldridge, both of Bridgeport.
Donald is a retired teacher from the Paradise school district and serves on the board of directors of the Wise Area Relief Mission. Helmi is a homemaker. They are both members of the First Baptist Church of Paradise.
Published Sunday, March 5, 2006

Oates - Marvin and Cathy Oates
Fiftieth wedding anniversary March 16, 2006
Marvin and Cathy Oates of Decatur celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their son, Scott Oates, April 22, 2006, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church No. 1 in Decatur. They renewed their vows with their pastor, Dan Teed, officiating. Cathy sang, “When I Fall in Love” to her husband.
Marvin Oates and the former Cathy Wren were married March 16, 1956, at the Methodist Church in Alvord.
They have two children, Scott Oates of Haslet and Mark Oates of Decatur and two grandchildren.
Marvin is a farmer and rancher and Cathy is retired. Both are members of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church No. 1 where Marvin is a deacon and Cathy is the organist.
Published Sunday, May 21, 2006

Orthengren - Ivan and Arlayne Orthengren
Fiftieth wedding anniversary June 16, 2006
Ivan and Arlayne Orthengren of Decatur celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 12, 2006, with a family dinner and presentation of a memory book, hosted by their children and grandchildren at their home.
Ivan Orthengren and the former Arlayne Monia were married June 16, 1956, in Lincoln, Neb.
They have a daughter, Vicki Howard and husband, Asa, of Amarillo; and two sons, Alan Orthengren and wife, Karen, of Amarillo, and Bruce Orthengren and wife, Joelle, of Delano, Minn.; and four grandsons.
Ivan retired from Burlington Northern Railroad after 42 years. Arlayne is a homemaker.
They are members of First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Ivan is a member of the Masonic Lodge and Shriner Organization of Lincoln. He is an avid toy tractor collector and a member of Chisholm Trail Tractor Club.
Arlayne is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Wise Regional Health System Auxiliary, Decatur Methodist Women’s Fellowship and Decatur Woman’s Club.
Published Sunday, June 18, 2006

Pecina - Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pecina
Marriage vows exchanged Feb. 10, 2006
Elizabeth Ann McKeever and Edward Pecina, both of Decatur, were married Feb. 10, 2006, in a double ring ceremony in Justice of the Peace Jan Morrow’s office in Decatur.
The bride is the daughter of Tony and Mary McKeever of Bridgeport. She is a 2004 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is employed by Gail’s Pharmacy.
The groom is the son of Maria and Raul Pecina of Bridgeport. He is a 1999 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is employed by Lattimore Materials.
Following a honeymoon to Las Vegas, the couple lives in Decatur.
Published Sunday, March 12, 2006

Penney - Donald and Virginia Penney
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Aug. 12, 2006
Donald and Virginia Penney of Boonsville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, with a reception at their son’s home.
They were married Aug. 12, 1956, in Midland, Mich.
Live entertainment at the reception was provided by nephew-in-law Darren Law and his band.
Their children are Dennis Penney and wife, Margaret, of Boonsville, Ellen DeGarmo of Boonsville and David Penney and wife, Julia, of Emory.
The couple moved to Boonsville in 1988.
Donald has been active in the community, including being involved with the Boonsville/Balsora Volunteer Fire Department. Virginia is active in the Boonsville Ladies Club. They are members of the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport.
Published Sunday, August 20, 2006

Peters - Joni Thetford and Josh Peters
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 24, 2006
Joanna Ruth Thetford, daughter of Bill and Vanessa Thetford, all of Bridgeport, will marry Joshua Wayne Peters of Deer Park, son of Rodney and Rhonda Peters of Houston, on June 24, 2006, at the First Baptist Church of Keller. B.J. Rutledge of Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Texas A&M University in 2004. She is a third grade teacher at Chisholm Ridge Elementary in the Eagle Mountain Saginaw Independent School District.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Deer Park High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Texas A&M University in 2004. He is attending the fire academy in Weatherford and is employed by Johnson Controls. He is a member of Brothers Under Christ.
Published Sunday, April 30, 2006

Peters (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Peters
Marriage vows exchanged June 24, 2006
Joanna Ruth Thetford and Joshua Wayne Peters were married June 24, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Keller. The Rev. B.J. Rutledge officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Bill and Vanessa Thetford of Bridgeport.
The groom is the son of Rodney and Rhonda Peters of Houston.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin A-line gown that laced up the back. It had multi-colored beaded embroidery, a gathered side drape and a chapel-length train. The headpiece was a fingertip-length veil embellished with rhinestones.
She carried a bouquet of red roses with rhinestones.
The maid of honor was Julie Rutledge of Bridgeport. Bridesmaids were Michelle Brundrett, cousin of the bride, of Grand Prairie, Lori Luna, cousin of the bride, of Keller, Luci Pool of Tolar, Adrienne Parcus of College Station and Kayla VanBrunt of Lake Worth.
The bridesmaids wore black taffeta strapless tops with white ribbons and black taffeta A-line tea-length skirts. They carried three long-stem roses.
The best man was Jeremy Rutledge of Houston. Groomsmen were Jeremy Peters, brother of the groom, of Houston, Adam and Alan Thetford, brothers of the bride, of Bridgeport, Ryan Dean of Houston, and Chris Hurst of Bridgeport.
Flower girls were Lacid Engels, Alyssa Peters and Jorden Marmolejo, nieces of the bride and groom.
Ushers were Michael Brundrett, Jim Sullivan and Caleb Watkins. Guest book attendant was Breanna Williams of Haslet.
Music was provided by pianist Laine Moran of Pennsylvania and soloists Lisa and Jerry Burnett of Bridgeport who performed, “When God Made You.”
A wedding reception followed the ceremony in the church fellowship hall. Servers were Carlynn Briley, Anna Gode and Laura Marsh.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of Texas A&M University. She received a bachelor of science in education and teaches third grade at Chisholm Ridge in the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District.
The groom is a 2004 graduate of Texas A&M University. He received a bachelor of science in horticulture and is employed by TruGreen-ChemLawn.
Following a wedding trip to the San Antonio Riverwalk, the couple reside in Saginaw.
Published Sunday, August 20, 2006

Pickett - Rachel Leonard and Aaron Pickett
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 8, 2006
Rachel Lynn Leonard of North Richland Hills, daughter of Rickey and Kathy Leonard of Corsicana, will marry Aaron Kyle Pickett of Boyd, son of A.J. and Cheryl Pickett of Boyd, April 8, 2006, at the First Christian Church in Corsicana.
The bride-elect graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and she is a sales manager for Escort Radar and Laser Experts.
The prospective groom is currently enrolled online in a business computer information systems program at Texas Woman’s University, and he is employed by the city of North Richland Hills.
Published Sunday, February 19, 2006

Poynor - Kristin Fitzgerald and Tres Poynor
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 29, 2006
Kristin Denise Fitzgerald, daughter of Jan Hall and Daren and Fitzgerald, all of Arlington, will marry Tres Ryan Poynor, son of Clay and Sandra Poynor of Bridgeport, on July 29, 2006, at The Club at Runaway Bay.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Mansfield High School and is attending Tarrant County College working toward a degree in business management. She is employed by Nation’s Best Sports in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and Howard Payne University. He is employed by Wilson Supply in Bridgeport.
Published Sunday, June 4, 2006

Pruett - Tiffany Johntell Miller and Preston Ray Pruett
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 10, 2006
Tiffany Johntell Miller, daughter of Randy and Brenda Miller, all of Era, will marry Preston Ray Pruett, son of Danny and Connie Pruett, all of Decatur, on June 10, 2006, at First Baptist Church in Era.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Slidell High School. She is employed at Slidell Elementary School and is a member of First Baptist Church in Era.
The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Decatur High School. He is employed by Peterbilt Motors in Denton and runs a custom farming business in Decatur.
Published Sunday, April 2, 2006

Rambo - Lauren Michelle Logue and Tye Braden Rambo
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 9, 2006
Lauren Michelle Logue of Dallas, daughter of Paul and Beth Addington of Decatur, will marry Tye Braden Rambo of Louisville, Ky., son of Gary and Dejuana Rambo of Amarillo, on June 9, 2006, at the First Baptist Church of Decatur.
The bride-elect will graduate from Dallas Baptist University in May with a bachelor of arts degree in communication theory.
The prospective groom earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from West Texas A&M University. He is working toward a master’s degree in divinity at Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville.
Published Sunday, February 12, 2006

Ramirez - Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ramirez
Marriage vows exchanged Feb. 18, 2006
Nancy Morales of Newark and Richard Clifton Ramirez of Yukon, Okla., were married Feb. 18, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Newark. Dan Hunt officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride graduated from Northwest High School and the groom graduated from Union City High School. They are both on active duty with the U.S. Army.
The bride was escorted by her father, Robert Timothy Daulton.
Flower girls were Ashlee and Kaitlynn Wiltshier, nieces of the bride. Ringbearer was Matthew Wiltshier, nephew of the bride.
Candle lighters were Duston Daulton and Jennifer Ramirez. Pianist was Cheral Robinson.
A reception hosted by family followed the ceremony at the church.
Following a honeymoon to Pelican’s Landing at Turner Falls, Okla., the couple lives in Texas.
Published Sunday, March 12, 2006

Ramsey - Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Allen Ramsey
Marriage vows exchanged June 24, 2006
Jesica LaNell Lindsay and Joshua Allen Ramsey of Bowie were married June 24, 2006, at Sunshine Celebrations in Paradise. Tim Neely of Gospel Church of Christ in Azle officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Melody Hamilton of Bowie and Mike Lindsay of Olney.
The groom is the son of Robin Ramsey of Boyd and Mike Ramsey of Bowie.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a satin ball gown adorned with beaded lace and cutout lace appliqués. It featured a button-up back and cathedral-length train. Her headpiece was a crystal tiara with rhinestone flowers and metallic leaves and a fingertip-length veil with pearl clusters. She carried a bouquet of lilac and white roses and lilies with greenery and beads.
Matron of honor was Samantha Lindsay of Bowie, sister of the bride. Bridesmaid was Chasity Ramsey of Fort Worth, sister of the groom. Honor attendants wore strapless satin gowns in lilac with ruched sides and a rhinestone brooch. They carried lilac and white rose bouquets.
Best man was Chad Martz of Bowie. Groomsman was Tim Ramsey of Aguilar, Colo., cousin of the groom.
Guestbook attendant was Abbigail Cordell of Bowie, cousin of the bride.
A reception was held at Sunshine Celebrations.
Cake and punch was served by Kimberly Malone and Denise Kincaid.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of Bowie High School.
The groom is a 2002 graduate of Bowie High School and is employed by Jones Water Well Drilling.
Following a honeymoon to Dallas, the couple lives in Bowie.
Published Sunday, July 16, 2006

Ratcliffe - Amanda Piagari and Sgt. Clifford Ratcliffe
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 29, 2006
Amanda Christine Piagari of Bridgeport, daughter of Barbara Piagari of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will marry Clifford Alan Ratcliffe of Fort Riley, Kan., son of Mark and Doris Hudson of Fort Scott, Kan., on July 29, 2006, at The Little Chapel in the Woods on the campus of Texas Woman’s University in Denton. Ted Wlazlowski will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Stephen F. Austin University and is employed by Bridgeport Intermediate School.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Fort Scott High School and is employed by the U.S. Army. He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Combat Infantry Society.
Published Sunday, July 16, 2006

Ray - Jessica Carnes and Fred Ray IV
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 15, 2006
Jessica Lynn Carnes of Boyd, daughter of Pam Carnes of Boyd and Larry Carnes, will marry Fred Herbert Ray IV of Bridgeport, son of Fred Ray III and Michele Ray, on July 15, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect earned an associate’s degree from Weatherford College and is attending the University of North Texas. She is employed by North Texas Sports Medicine.
The prospective groom is attending UNT and is employed by Jet Works.
Published Sunday, June 11, 2006

Redfearn - Mr. and Mrs. Danny Ray Redfearn II
Marriage vows exchanged March 18, 2006
Kasi Lanell Boyd of Slidell and Danny Ray Redfearn II of Aubrey were married March 18, 2006, at the First Baptist Church of Krugerville. The Rev. Sam Redfearn, uncle of the groom, officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Junior and Sandra Boyd of Slidell. She is the granddaughter of Pat Fennell of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Danny Redfearn of Garland and the late Sharana Redfearn. He is the grandson of Billy Ray and Mary Redfearn of Aubrey and Darrollene Shield of Holland, Mich.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless ivory luxe satin gown featuring a plain bodice and skirt. Silver thread and crystal beadwork accentuated the waistline and continued down the semi-cathedral-length train. She wore a shoulder-length veil with crystals and carried a bouquet of spring flowers.
Maid of honor was Kayla Morris-Kelley of Decatur. She wore an ankle-length purple luxe satin dress and carried a spring bouquet.
Flower girls were Payton and Morgan Pedroso of Krum, daughters of Chuck and Brandi Pedroso. They wore ivory ankle-length satin dresses with tulle overlay.
Best man was Kyle Redfearn of Aubrey, brother of the groom. Ushers were Ben Cook of Paradise and Benton Bland of Aubrey.
Guest book attendent was Jennifer Bland of Aubrey.
A reception hosted by the bride’s parents followed the ceremony in the church’s reception hall. Servers were Shelley Fennell of Decatur, aunt of the bride, Gina Zuniga of Slidell, cousin of the bride, Amy Alambar of Bartonville and Sharon Nelson of Tioga, aunt of the groom.
The bride and groom also hosted a barbecue dinner at Wagonmaster RV Park in Sanger after the ceremony where music was provided by Ed Burleson.
The bride is a 2000 graduate of Slidell High School and attended Tarleton State University. She plans to graduate in May from Weatherford College as a respiratory therapist. She is employed by Denton Regional Medical Center.
The groom is a 2001 graduate of Aubrey High School. He attended Weatherford College where he was a member of the rodeo team. He is employed by Richey Oilfield Construction in Bridgeport.
Following a honeymoon at the Stockyards Hotel in Fort Worth, the couple lives in Decatur.
Published Sunday, April 16, 2006

Reed - Gaylon and Sue Reed
Sixtieth wedding anniversary Jan. 22, 2006
Gaylon and Sue Reed of Decatur celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 20 at Chili’s Restaurant. The celebration was hosted by their children.
Gaylon Reed and the former Sue Burton were married Jan. 22, 1946, in Fort Worth. They met while Gaylon was stationed at Moses Lake, Wash., serving in the Air Force.
Their children are Merlene Walker and Steve Gold of Arlington, Sharon and Bob Manfred of Grand Junction, Colo., Craig and Rose Reed of Decatur, and Raye Lynn and Glenn Dady of Dallas. They have eight grandchildren and three great-grandsons.
Gaylon works in the construction business and Sue is a housewife. They belong to Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Published Sunday, January 22, 2006

Reed - Ted and Pat Reed
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Feb. 21, 2006
Ted and Pat Reed of Justin were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Justin Baptist Church, where they were married.
Reed and the former Pat Smith were married Feb. 21, 1956, at what was previously the First Baptist Church of Justin.
Their children are Fred Reed of Rhome and Patti Reed of Carrollton.
Ted is retired from Bell Helicopter and Pat is retired from Barrett Farm Equipment.
Published Sunday, February 19, 2006

Rendleman - Michelle Mohr and Cody Rendleman
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 27, 2006
Michelle Mohr, daughter of Greg and Janice Mohr, all of Alvord, will marry Cody Rendleman, son of Terry and Betty Rendleman, all of Decatur, on May 27, 2006, in Dallas.
The bride-elect is pursuing a career in diagnostic medical sonography.
The prospective groom is earning certification in personal training.
Published Sunday, April 30, 2006

Ripley - Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Ripley
Marriage vows exchanged Oct. 14, 2006
Kelly Leah King and Nicholas Michael Ripley were married Oct. 14, 2006, at Nick’s Pasta in Lake Worth. David Pointer officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Russ and Cathy King of Haslet.
The groom is the son of Rebecca Ripley of Oracle, Ariz.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a custom-made wedding gown and veil. She carried a bouquet of red roses and white alstromeria.
Matron of honor was Cathy King, mother of the bride. Bridesmaid was Katherine King, sister of the bride.
Flower girl was Sasha Payne, daughter of Laura Castillo.
Best man was Christopher Ripley, brother of the groom. Groomsman was Anthony King, brother of the bride.
Ringbearer was Cody Webster, son of Norma Webster.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at Nick’s Pasta hosted by the bride’s parents.
The bride is employed at EFW Inc. in Fort Worth.
The groom is employed at Delta Mechanical Inc. in Irving.
The couple reside in Rhome.
Published Sunday, October 29, 2006

Rodriguez - Aubrey Kimbro and Guillermo Rodriguez
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 22, 2006
Aubrey Anne Kimbro of Chico, daughter of Debbie Kimbro and Kinney and Nancy Kimbro, all of Decatur, will marry Guillermo “Choco” Francisco Rodriguez, son of Maria and Guillermo Rodriguez, all of Bridgeport, on July 22, 2006, in an outdoor ceremony at The Club at Runaway Bay. Elaine Bussey will officiate.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Fleeta Barrett of Chico. She is a 2003 graduate of Bridgeport High School and persued a dual license in skin care and massage therapy. She is employed as a spa technician and manager at Fifth Avenue Salon and Spa in Decatur.
The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Bridgeport High School. He is foreman of the city of Bridgeport’s Equipment Services Department.
Published Sunday, June 4, 2006

Ruddick - Ashley Lain and Daniel Ruddick
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 10, 2006
Ashley Reigh Lain of Decatur, daughter of Billy Lain of Cleburne and Tammy Simmons of Decatur, will marry Daniel Lee Ruddick, son of Royce and Gale Ruddick, all of Alvord, on June 10, 2006, at the Sunset Assembly of God church. The Rev. John Ruddick of Christian Family Fellowship in Searcy, Ark., will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Paradise High School. She plans to graduate from Midwestern State University in May 2006 with an associate’s of applied science degree in radiologic science.
The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Alvord High School. He is employed by Peterbilt Motors in Denton.
Published Sunday, April 2, 2006

Sandate - Andrea Perez and Carlos Sandate
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 1, 2006
Andrea Nichole Perez, daughter of Randall and Sharon Perez, all of Decatur, will marry Carlos Alberto Sandate, son of Ricardo and Peggy Sandate, all of Decatur, on July 1, 2006, at A&M Gardens in Azle. Shawn King will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Azle High School. She is employed by Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Alvord High School and is employed by Martin Marietta Materials in Chico.
Published Sunday, June 4, 2006

Sandate (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Sandate
Marriage vows exchanged July 1, 2006
Andrea Nichole Perez and Carlos Alberto Sandate were married July 1, 2006, in an outdoor ceremony at the A&M Gardens in Azle. Shawn King officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Randall and Sharon Perez of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Ricardo and Peggy Sandate of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white sleeveless chiffon full length A-line dress with layers. It had a carved Basque waist and the bodice was covered with bugle beads, seed beads and sequins. For jewelry, she wore a silver finished choker and bracelet that had three rows of clear Austrian crystals that joined to form a central “V.” Her earrings were made of large baguette crystal with a five-row dangle. She also wore a large silk flower in her hair that contained Swavorski crystals.
She carried a bouquet of Karma Corona Dahlias, Karma Bon Bini Dahlias, orange alstroemeria, orange Gerber daisies, peach hypericum and Italian ruscus. The bouquet was wrapped with satin ribbon in latte with pearl beads.
Maids of honor were Dinah and Kara Perez of Decatur, sisters of the bride. Bridesmaids were Erica Seanz and Lindsey Hernandez of Fort Worth, both cousins of the bride, Linda Ford of Missouri, aunt of the groom, Suzanna Tambunga , of Fort Worth, aunt of the bride, Stacey Monjaraz of Decatur, Mary Gonzalez of Alvord, sister of the groom, and Danelle Sandate of Alvord, sister-in-law of the groom.
The maids of honor wore tea-length organza gowns with a slight dropped waist and a ribbon belt over a latte lining and a bustier. Bridesmaids wore tea-length organza gowns with a slight dropped waist and a ribbon belt over a tangerine lining and bustier. They all carried white parasols.
The best men were Richard Sandate of Alvord, brother of the groom, and Roy Gusman of Argyle. Groomsmen were Philip Smith and Chad Ward of Alvord, Jaime and David Gusman and Philip Bridgeman, all of Decatur, Joe Gonzales of Alvord, brother-in-law of the groom, and Brad Ford of Missouri, cousin of the groom.
Flower girls were Janelle Tambunga of Fort Worth escorted by Daruis Perez of North Richland Hills; Brianna Gonzalez of Alvord escorted by Calvin Ford of Chico, and Jordan Ayala of Fort Worth escorted by Christian Hamner of Decatur.
The flower girls wore white multi-tiered dresses with a jewel neck and empire bodices with a coral-drapped satin ribbon.
Ushers were Randall Perez of Decatur, brother of the bride, Derek Tambunga of Fort Worth, uncle of the bride, Joshua Ayala of Fort Worth, cousin of the bride, and Casey Hamner of Decatur.
Guest book attendant was Sherri Ford of Chico.
A reception given by the bride and groom was held following the ceremony at the A&M Gardens Banquet Hall. Saxaphone player David Carr Jr. of Dallas performed music for the ceremony and Nikki Horner of Alvord sang “Looking in the Eyes of Love” for the couple’s first dance.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Azle High School. She is employed at BNSF Railway in Fort Worth.
The groom is a 1999 graduate of Alvord High School. He is a foreman for Martin Marietta Materials in Chico.
Following a wedding trip to the Gaylord Texas Resort in Grapevine, the couple reside in Decatur.
Published Sunday, September 3, 2006

Schooling - Mr. and Mrs. Herchell Schooling
Marriage vows exchanged March 11, 2006
Debbie Marie Worthen Bryant of Decatur and Herchell Paul Schooling of Haltom City were married March 11, 2006, at the Family Worship Center in Decatur. Darryl Baker of Christian Faith Fellowship in Roanoke officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Ann Drinkard of Decatur and Jack William Worthen of Norwood, Mo.
The groom is the son of Paul and Patsy Schooling of Roanoke.
The bride was escorted by her father. Matron of honor was Kara Heflin of Willis. Bridesmaids were Keishla Marie Bryant, Kelandra Kay Bryant, both of Decatur, daughters of the bride, and Meghan Amber Schooling of Bedford, daughter of the groom.
Best man was Tommy Clounch of Keller. Groomsmen were Garrett Lewis Schooling of Bedford, son of the groom, and Zachary Clayton Bryant of Decatur, son of the bride.
Candlelighter was Zachary Clayton Bryant. Disc jockey was Lee Heflin of Willis. Reception servers were Sandy Farrell of Chico, cousin of the groom, Beth Kanode of Roanoke, sister of the groom, and Heather Cross of Springtown.
The bride is a 1985 graduate of Irving High School and is employed by the Decatur Economic Development Corporation.
The groom is a 1983 graduate of First Baptist Christian School in Haltom City. He is employed by Minyard Food Stores.
Following a honeymoon to Beavers Bend, Okla., the couple lives in Decatur.
Published Sunday, March 26, 2006

Shelton - Jimmy Charles and Neva Lee Shelton
Fiftieth wedding anniversary June 23, 2006
Jimmy Charles and Neva Lee Shelton of Denton, formerly of Chico, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children and grandchildren from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at Fremaux’s Metropolitan Catering in Denton.
Jimmy Shelton and the former Neva Lee Selby were married June 23, 1956, in Gainesville.
They have two children, Jimmy Shelton Jr. of Chico and Johnna Sweet and husband, Mike, of Sanger; five grandchildren, Justin, Matt, Austin, Rebekah and Jackson; and four great-grandchildren, C.J., Hayden, Brock and Marcus.
Jimmy retired from General Electric. Neva retired from Mitchell Energy. They are active members of the Denton Church of Christ where Jimmy serves as an elder.
Published Sunday, June 4, 2006

Shields - Chrissi Richey and Tony Shields
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 23, 2006
Chrissi Richey of Paradise, daughter of Mike and Shirley Richey of Paradise,
will marry Tony Shields of Decatur, son of Ronny Shields of Bridgeport and
Tammy Simpson of Terrell, on Sept. 23, 2006, at Chandor Gardens in
Weatherford.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Paradise High School. She graduated
from Ogle Cosmotology School in Hurst and is the owner of and hairstylist
for Geneva Garden Salon.
The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Bridgeport High School. He is
employed at Richey Oilfield Construction.
Published Sunday, August 27, 2006

Sicking - Jessica Goodwyn and Jeffrey Sicking
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug.19, 2006
Jessica Trudy Goodwyn of Lubbock, daughter of Jeff and Pam Goodwyn of Decatur, will marry Jeffrey William Sicking of Lubbock, son of Bill and Charlotte Winter of Lindsay and Bobby and Karen Sicking of Myra, Aug. 19, 2006, at the First Baptist Church of Decatur. Jack Gatewood, minister of education at the First Baptist Church of Keller, will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School. She earned a masters degree in finance from Texas Tech University in 2004 and is employed by First Bank and Trust in Lubbock.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Lindsay High School. He is a 2003 graduate of Texas Tech University, where he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in finance. He is employed by Prime West Mortgage in Lubbock.
Published Sunday, July 2, 2006

Sicking (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Sicking
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 19, 2006
Jessica Trudy Goodwyn and Jeffrey William Sicking were married Aug. 19, 2006, at the First Baptist Church of Decatur. The Rev. Jack Gatewood, minister of education at the First Baptist Church of Keller, officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Pam Goodwyn of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Bill and Charlotte Winter of Lindsay and Bobby and Karen Sicking of Myra.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline featuring an asymmetrical front drape and corset back. It was embellished with Swarovski crystals and beads. Her headpiece was a fingertip-length veil.
She carried a bouquet of white calla lilies and roses accented with pearls.
Maids of honor were Whitney Goodwyn of Lubbock and Claire Goodwyn of Decatur, both sisters of the bride. Bridesmaids were Ryan Brown, Liz Cocanougher and Ashly Berry, all of Decatur, Brennon Sterna of Carrollton and Kate Dutler of New Braunfels.
The bridesmaids wore black strapless taffeta ball gowns with wide sash ties forming long tails. They carried a single white calla lily tied with black ribbon.
Flower girls were Morgan Haney, daughter of Kevin and Julie Haney of Decatur, cousin of the bride, and Gracie and Norah Ruebel, daughters of Jay and Kim Ruebel of Keller, nieces of the groom.
Best men were Justin Sicking of Lindsay and Corey Sicking of Myra, brothers of the groom. Groomsmen were Nathan Jordan of Lubbock, Brian Sills of San Antonio, Braden Gibson of Dumas, Zach Whitman of Washington D.C. and Andrew McMurry of Amarillo.
Ushers were Dean Miller of Lubbock, Ryan Hyde of Amarillo, Brandon Walls of San Diego, Calif., Justin Withrow of Las Vegas, Nev., and Isaac Zimmerer of Fort Worth, cousin of the groom.
Guest book attendant was Vanessa Johnson of Dallas, cousin of the bride.
Music was provided by the Forte String Quartet of Fort Worth and soloist was Susan Semmelman of Decatur.
A reception, hosted by the bride’s parents, followed the ceremony at the Decatur Civic Center.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2004 graduate of Texas Tech University where she earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in finance. She is employed at First Bank and Trust in Lubbock.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of Lindsay High School and a 2003 graduate of Texas Tech University where he earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in finance. He is employed at Prime West Mortgage in Lubbock.
Following a wedding trip to Cabo San Lucas, the couple reside in Lubbock.
Published Sunday, October 22, 2006

Sides - Brandi White and Dustin Sides
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 14, 2006
Brandi Lynn White of Decatur, daughter of Mike W. and Debbie L. White of Decatur, will marry Dustin Glenn Sides of Chico, son of Jackie G. and Cathy L. Sides of Chico, Oct. 14, 2006, at Bay Landing in Bridgeport with the Rev. Kenneth Wood officiating.
The bride-elect attends Weatherford College.
The prospective groom graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Published Sunday, September 10, 2006

Sipes - C.D. and Mary Sipes
Sixty-fifth wedding anniversary May 31, 2006
C.D. and Mary Sipes of Paradise will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children and grandchildren from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2006, in the cafeteria of Paradise Middle School.
C.D. and the former Mary Francess McCulley were married May 31, 1941, in Springtown.
C.D. retired from General Dynamics. They are members of Friendship Baptist Church in Boyd.
Published Sunday, May 28, 2006

Sisk - Nicole Baerga and Jerimy Ray Sisk
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 8, 2006
Nicole Ann Baerga of Carrollton, daughter of LouAnn Baerga of Wildwood, N.J., and Henry Baerga of Houston, will marry Jerimy Ray Sisk of Carrollton, son of David and Kathy Sisk of Denton, July 8, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Denton.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Franciso Nieves of Miami, Fla., Victoria Adames of Starrett City, N.Y., and Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Olivetti of Houston. She is a graduate of The Colony High School, in The Colony, and is employed at Ericsson Corporation Inc. in Plano.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Evelyn Sisk of Alvord and Dolly Chester of Decatur. He is a graduate of The Colony High School and is employed by Resolve Corporation in Coppell.
Published Sunday, March 12, 2006

Slimp - Casey Joyce Holley and Joshua Paul Slimp
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 13, 2006
Casey Joyce Holley of Bridgeport, daughter of Ronald and Millie Holley of Bridgeport, will marry Joshua Paul Slimp of Alvord, son of Danny and Tina Slimp of Alvord on May 13, 2006, at Sunshine Celebrations in Paradise.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Midwestern State University where she earned an associates degree in radiological sciences. She is employed by Wise Regional Health System as an X-ray technician.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Alvord High School and a retired Marine. He is employed by James Wood Motors.
Published Sunday, February 12, 2006

Slimp - Rev. Doyle R. and Sue Slimp
Fiftieth wedding anniversary June 8, 2006
The Rev. Doyle R. and Sue Slimp celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 4, 2006, in the parlor of the First Baptist Church in Decatur.
Doyle Slimp and the former Martha Sue Taylor were married June 8, 1956, in Decatur.
They have one son, Rick Slimp and wife, Karen, of Deatur; and three grandchildren, Jeremy, Eric and Kayla.
Doyle is the pastor of Bridgeport Baptist Temple and is retired from Bell Helicopter Textron.
Sue is a homemaker and retired beautician.
Published Sunday, June 11, 2006

Smith - Emily Kathleen Woller and Jonathan Smith
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 10, 2006
Emily Kathleen Woller, daughter of Don Woller and Ramona Cerretti, all of Decatur, will marry Jonathan Smith, son of Jeff and Jill Smith, all of Krum, on June 10, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Scotty Crawford of San Marcos will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2001 Decatur High School graduate and a 2005 graduate of Texas A&M University. She is planning to attend the School of Optometry at the University of Houston in August. She is employed as a substitute teacher at Decatur ISD. She is a member of several honor societies and graduated cum laude from Texas A&M.
The prospective groom is a 2001 Decatur High School graduate who attended Rally Call School of Ministry from 2003-2005 in Austin. He is employed at Wal-Mart in Denton.
Published Sunday, April 23, 2006

Smith - Lorie Lambert and Alfred Smith
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 3, 2006
Lorie Lambert of Bridgeport, daughter of C.D. and Donna Archer of Bridgeport and Ronald and Lissa Lambert of Decatur, will marry Alfred Smith of Bridgeport, son of Alice Smith of Newport News, Va., on June 3, 2006, at The Club at Runaway Bay.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and is employed by Dry Creek in Bridgeport.
The prospective groom is employed by U.S. Filters in Springtown.
Published Sunday, March 12, 2006

Smith, Heath - Andrea Christine Fletcher and Heath Colin Smith
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 17, 2006
Andrea Christine Fletcher of College Station, daughter of Steve and Tammi Ericson of Fort Worth and Rick Fletcher of Dallas, will marry Heath Colin Smith of College Station, son of Rick and Joyce Smith of Paradise, on June 17, 2006, at First Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect graduated in 2001 from Paradise High School and received a bachelor of science degree in fashion merchandising in 2005 from Tarleton State University. She is the granddaughter of Calvin and Pat Potts of Arlington, Rod McCormick of Rio Vista, H.R. Harris of Dallas, R.C. and Jamie Fletcher of Orange and Jane Ericson of Hurst. She is the great-granddaughter of Mabel King of Hurst.
The prospective groom graduated in 2001 from Paradise High School. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 2005 with a bachelor of science degree in biomedical sciences and is currently attending medical school at Texas A&M University. He is the grandson of Lou Etta Armstrong of Paradise and E.L. and Wilma Smith of Allen.
Published Sunday, April 23, 2006

Smith, Heath (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Heath Smith
Marriage vows exchanged June 17, 2006
Andrea Christine Fletcher and Heath Colin Smith were married June 17, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Larry McMullen of Alvord officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Steve and Tammi Ericson of Fort Worth and Rick Fletcher of Dallas. She is the granddaughter of Calvin and Pat Potts of Arlington, Rod McCormick of Rio Vista and H.R. Harris of Dallas, R.C. and Jamie Fletcher of Orange and Jane Ericson of Hurst. She is the great-granddaughter of Mabel King of Hurst.
The groom is the son of Rick and Joyce Smith of Paradise. He is the grandson of LouEtta Armstrong of Paradise and E.L. and Wilma Smith of Allen.
Escorted by her parents, the bride wore a white strapless gown that was gathered to one side at the waist and draped down the front with a chapel train. The bodice was encrusted with crystals that flowed down the front of the gown. The dress was adorned at the side of the waist with an antique broach belonging to the bride’s maternal grandmother. She also wore a rhinestone and crystal headband and a white chapel-length veil trimmed with satin.
She carried a bouquet of mini white and burgundy calla lilies.
Maid of honor was Tracey Chambers of Fort Worth. Bridesmaids were Candice Klein of Fredericksburg, Chené Smith of College Station and Miranda McCormick of Euless, cousin of the bride. Junior bridesmaid was Maggie McCormick of Weatherford, cousin of the bride.
The bridesmaids wore strapless floor-length gowns in celadon and carried bouquets of mini burgundy calla lilies.
Flower girls were Paxton Gregg of Jacksboro, cousin of the groom, and Madison McCormick of Weatherford, cousin of the bride.
Best man was Landon Smith of Bridgeport, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Chance Smith of Paradise, brother of the groom, Josh Kilpatrick of Temple, James McGilvray of College Station and Andrew Ericson of Fort Worth, brother of the bride.
Ring bearers were Luke and Zack Smith of Houston, cousins of the groom.
Candlelighter was Baylee Ericson of Dayton, Ohio, niece of the bride.
Ushers were Ray Calloway, Zane Holland, Russell Park and John Martin, all of Paradise.
A reception and dance followed the ceremony at the Decatur Civic Center.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Paradise High School and a 2005 graduate of Tarleton State University.
The groom is a 2001 graduate of Paradise High School and is attending medical school at Texas A&M University.
Following a wedding trip to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, the couple reside in College Station.
Published Sunday, October 1, 2006

Sollee - Mr. and Mrs. Joel Arlin Sollee
Marriage vows exchanged March 1, 2006
Paula Anne Wright and Joel Arlin Sollee, both of Rhome, were married March 1, 2006, in a private ceremony at Community Church in Decatur. John Redfearn of Community Church officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is a 1981 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is employed by Wise Electric Cooperative in Decatur. She is also a part-time student at Tarrant County College.
The groom is a 1976 graduate of Boyd High School and is employed by Teleplan in Irving.
Published Sunday, March 12, 2006

Stephens - Amanda Nicole Brake and Jacob Cody Stephens
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 30, 2006
Amanda Nicole Brake of Boyd, daughter of Cheryl Brake of Boyd and Philip Brake of Marietta, Okla., will marry Jacob Cody Stephens of Boyd, son of Kevin and Linda Stephens of Bedford and Mike and Janice Woodyard of San Antonio, on Dec. 30, 2006, at the First Baptist Church of Boyd. Robert Howard will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Boyd High School. She is attending nursing school at Weatherford College in Weatherford.
The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Boyd High School. He is employed as a telecommunicator at the Wise County Sheriff’s Department in Decatur. He is also a Navy Reservist.
Published Sunday, October 22, 2006

Stephens - Heather Price and Dusty Stephens Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 29, 2006
Heather Nicole Price of Decatur, daughter of Delia Akers and Chuck Akers, both of Tomball, will marry Kyle E. “Dusty” Stephens Jr., son of Tamra Stephens and Kyle and Debbie Stephens, all of Decatur, on July 29, 2006, at MD Resort in Aurora.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches.
The prospective groom is also a graduate of SFA where he was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.
Published Sunday, July 2, 2006

Taylor - Dallas Archer and David Taylor
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 8, 2006
Dallas Archer, daughter of Vinessa and Dwight Archer of Bridgeport, will marry Mathew Taylor, son of Terry and David Taylor of Salina, Kan., on July 8, 2006, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in McPherson, Kan.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Loretta and V.M. Hill and Joyce and A.C. Archer, all of Bridgeport. She earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan., in December 2005. She is working toward a master’s degree at Bethany and is participating in basketball and softball.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Robert and Carol Armstrong of Westminster, Colo., and Karen Armstrong and Edith Taylor, both of Salina. He is a graduate of Ell-Saline High School and a senior at Bethany College, where he is assistant women’s basketball coach.
Published Sunday, February 26, 2006

Thomas - Mr. and Mrs. Mike Thomas
Marriage vows exchanged March 12, 2006
Jeanie Ann Thomas and Mike Charles Thomas, both of Paradise, were married March 12, 2006, at Hilltop Assembly of God Church in Boyd. Bill Fitch officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Kay Smith and Larry Smith, both of Paradise, and Tom Mills and Kelly Mills, both of San Angelo.
The groom is the son of Ronnie Thomas and Alice Thomas, and Jeannie Thomas, all of Bridgeport.
Escorted by Tom Mills, the bride wore a strapless satin gown embellished with sequins and carried a bouquet of lilies and roses.
Flower girls were Makenzee, Christina and Breanna Thomas. They wore pink floral dresses.
A reception was held following the ceremony at the church.
Published Sunday, April 2, 2006

Thompson - John and Shirley Thompson
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Nov. 11, 2006
John and Shirley Thompson of Decatur celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 11 with a reception at their home hosted by their children.
John Thompson and the former Shirley Sanford were married Nov. 11, 1956.
Their children are Sharon Lancaster, John Thompson Jr. and Tammy Tolbert, all of Paradise, and Sandy Thompson of Decatur. They have nine grandchildren.
John is retired from the Decatur Post Office. John and Shirley are members of the First Baptist Church of Paradise.
Published Sunday, December 17, 2006

Tidwell - Katesa Cohoon and Randy Tidwell Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 14, 2006
Katesa Cohoon of Alvord, daughter of Melba and Ted Stutt of Bridgeport, will marry Randy Tidwell Jr. of Alvord, son of Debbie and Harold Denney and Randy Tidwell Sr. of Chico, at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14, 2006, at Sunshine Celebrations in Paradise. Justice of the Peace Kay Swain will officiate.
Published Sunday, September 17, 2006

Verellen - Amber Parker and Rodney Verellen
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 4, 2006
Amber Morris Parker of Euless, granddaughter of Dale and Melvadean Morris of Alvord, will marry Rodney Allan Verellen of Euless, son of Connie Verellen of Kingman, Ariz., and the late Allan Verellen, on July 4, 2006, aboard the Lonestar Lady on Grapevine Lake in Grapevine.
The bride-elect is employed in the corporate office of ACE Cash Express.
The prospective groom is employed by Tuscany Homes and AR&S Development.
Published Sunday, May 28, 2006

Verellen (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Verellen
Marriage vows exchanged July 4, 2006
Amber Morris Parker and Rodney Allan Verellen, both of Euless, were married July 4, 2006, aboard the Lonestar Lady at Grapevine Lake in Grapevine. The Rev. Michael J. Krome II officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Dale and Melvadean Morris of Alvord and Lynnette Bellotte of Conroe and the late Russell Morris.
The groom is the son of Connie Verellen of Kingman, Ariz., and the late Allan Verellen.
Escorted by her brother, Michael Morris of River Oaks, the bride wore a custom designed ivory chiffon strapless gown with a gathered bodice and tea-length tiered skirt. She wore her paternal grandmother’s diamond tennis bracelet and earrings, and the promise ring given to her mother by her father.
She carried a bouquet of red silk roses, orchids and baby’s breath. The bouquet was accented with black chiffon ribbons. The gloves the bride’s maternal grandmother wore in her wedding were carried with the bouquet.
Matron of honor was Kristin Lummé of Euless. She wore a black halter dress with a tiered knee-length skirt and carried a small bouquet of red silk roses and orchids, tied with a black chiffon ribbon. Bridesmaid was Chloe Verellen, daughter of the bride and groom. She wore an ivory tea-length dress and carried a single red rose tied with an ivory ribbon.
Best man was Eric Neil of Arlington. Groomsmen were Gage Verellen and Garrett Verellen both sons of the groom. They wore black suits with ivory shirts and garnet ties, and single roses on their lapels.
A reception was held on the lower deck of the Lonestar Lady served by Judi Hill Morris of River Oaks, sister-in-law of the bride.
The couple resides in Euless.
Published Sunday, July 9, 2006

Wasson - Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Wasson
Marriage vows exchanged June 17, 2006
Rachel LeAnn Woodruff and Brandon Matthew Wasson, both of Chico, were married June 17, 2006, at the 1889 Wedding Chapel in Decatur. Chaplain Luke Oyler officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Kyle and Debbie Stephens of Decatur and Eddie and Bonnie Woodruff of Corinth.
The groom is the son of Darwin and Brenda White of Chico.
Escorted by Eddie Woodruff, father of the bride, and her stepfather, Kyle Stephens, the bride wore a floor-length dress.
She carried a bouquet of cabernet-colored tiger lilies, yellow roses and fushia and white calla lilies. Corsages and boutineers were made of calla lily bouquets.
Ranie Woodruff, sister of the bride, of Chico was a candle lighter.
Delise White, sister of the groom, of Chico was the guest book attendant.
A reception hosted by the bride’s parent was held at the Wise County reunion grounds pavilion following the ceremony. Servers were Eric Norvell of Sunset and Brenda White of Chico.
The bride is a graduate of Decatur High School and attended Texas Tech University.
The groom is a graduate of Chico High School and is an electrician and air conditioning technician for AC/E Air Conditioning and Electrical.
The couple will reside in Alvord.
Published Sunday, July 23, 2006

Welsh - Glen and Virginia Welsh
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Jan. 15, 2006
Glen and Virginia Welsh of Decatur celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family reunion at their son’s home in Hilo, Hawaii, in December.
Glen Welsh and the former Virginia Schmidt were married Jan. 15, 1956, in Beatrice, Neb. They met when Glen was stationed in Lincoln, Neb., serving in the U.S. Air Force.
They have three children, Randy Welsh and wife, Jan, of Ogden, Utah, Brian Welsh and wife, Karen, of Hilo, and Lori Blankenship and husband, Mike, of Decatur; and seven grandchildren.
After Glen retired from the Federal Aviation Administration in 1984, the couple began traveling and have been to all 50 states, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
The couple moved to Decatur in 1999 and are members of the Ascension and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
Published Sunday, January 15, 2006

Willerton - Mr. and Mrs. David Willerton
Marriage vows exchanged June 14, 2006
Keri Leigh Pritchard and David Earl Stie Willerton, both of Cleburne, were married June 14, 2006, in the historic Wise County Courthouse. They hosted a reception Oct. 14 at the First United Methodist Church in Cleburne. The bride is an editorial graphic artist and a journalist for the Wise County Messenger. The groom is a manager at Sprouts Farmers Market in Flower Mound. The couple live in Denton.
Published Sunday, October 29, 2006

Willis - Orville and Beverly Willis
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Nov. 30, 2006
Orville and Beverly Willis of Boyd celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a lunch for family and friends at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens Center.
They were married Nov. 30, 1956, in Fort Worth.
They have lived in Fort Worth, Yuma, Ariz., Nairobi, Kenya, and, for the last 32 years in Boyd.
Their children are Vicki Ross of Boyd, Tamara Allen and husband, John, of Midlothian, Steven Willis and wife, Shelley, of Aledo and Timothy Willis and wife, Angela of Spokane, Wash.
They have 12 grandchildren, Cody, Alexia Rice and husband, Greg, Melody, Hannah, Heidi, Haylee, Steven, Stacey, Michael, Madeline, Ian and Jordan; and one great-grandson, Caleb Rice.
Orville was a contractor and craftsman for more than 50 years.
Beverly retired after 31 years teaching in the Boyd school district. She taught elementary music, reading and English as a second language.
The couple is very active in their church, Fossil Creek Community Church of Fort Worth.
They celebrated with a trip to Madrid, Spain, last year and with a driving tour of several western U.S. states this year.
Published Sunday, December 10, 2006

Wilson - Shelby Nicole Hass and Christopher Scott Wilson
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 19, 2006
Shelby Nicole Hass of Bridgeport, daughter of Dean Hass of Springtown and Christy Ammons of Sunset, will marry Christopher Scott Wilson of Bridgeport, son of Kelly Wilson of Bridgeport and the late Sheila McNamara, on Aug. 19, 2006, at Sunshine Celebrations in Paradise. Gary Demitt will officiate the ceremony.
Published Sunday, May 28, 2006

Withers - Kathleen Dunikoski and Josh Withers
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 24, 2006
Kathleen Dunikoski, daughter of Robert and RoseAnn Dunikoski, all of Southlake, will marry Josh Withers, son of the Rev. James and Brenda Withers, all of Aurora, on June 24 at the Aurora Baptist Church.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Austin College in Sherman. She is a teacher and coach at Northwest High School.
The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Dallas Baptist University. He teaches physics and coaches football and baseball at Northwest High School.
Published Sunday, April 16, 2006

Wood - Amanda Sones and Jody Wood
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 8, 2006
Amanda Gail Sones of San Marcos, daughter of Dr. Robert and Gail Sones of The Woodlands, will marry Jody Paul Wood of San Marcos, son of Paul and Debra Wood of Boonsville, on April 8, 2006, at the Umlauf Sculpture Gardens in Austin.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Texas State University in San Marcos and is employed by Travis County.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Texas State University and is self-employed.
Published Sunday, March 26, 2006

Wood - Lewis and Irene Wood
Fiftieth wedding anniversary June 20, 2006
Lewis and Irene Wood of Cottondale will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 20, 2006.
Lewis Wood and the former Irene Smith were married on June 20, 1956, in Weatherford.
Their children are Debra Woods and husband, Ernest, and Jackie Taylor and husband, Cliff. They have three grandchildren, Joseph, Clay and Jessica; and one great-grandchild, Emma.
Lewis and Irene have been owners of Cottondale Grocery and Deli for more than 20 years.
Published Sunday, June 18, 2006

Wood - Mr. and Mrs. Craig Roy Wood
Marriage vows exchanged April 15, 2006
Amanda Sue Ison and Craig Roy Wood were married April 15, 2006, at the Guadalupe River Ranch in Boerne.
The bride is the daughter of Lexie Creager and John Ison, both of Batavia, Ohio, and is a graduate of Ohio State University.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Wood Jr. of Gonzales County and is a graduate of Decatur High School. He attended Texas A&M University.
Following a honeymoon trip to Hawaii, the couple lives in Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, June 25, 2006

Wood - Valerie Magruder and Andrew Wood
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 24, 2006
Valerie J. Magruder, daughter of Bobby and Debbie Magruder, all of Mineral Wells, will marry Andrew L.Wood of Boonsville, son of Paul and Debra Wood of Bridgeport, on June 24, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Graford High School and Remington College.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and Tarleton State University.
Published Sunday, April 30, 2006

Woodruff - Andrea Fields and Bennett Woodruff
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 1, 2006
Andrea Fields of College Station, daughter of Sam and Maja Fields of Kerrville, will marry Bennett Woodruff of Wichita Falls, son of Jo Woodruff and Mason Woodruff, both of Decatur, on July 1 on the banks of the Guadalupe River at the Rockin’ River Inn in Center Point.
The bride-elect is a student at Texas A&M University and will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in English. She will be pursuing a career in teaching.
The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Texas A&M. He teaches math and coaches football and basketball at Wichita Falls High School.
Published Sunday, April 23, 2006

Woodruff (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Woodruff
Marriage vows exchanged July 1, 2006
Andrea Michelle Fields of College Station and Bennett King Woodruff of Wichita Falls were married July 1, 2006, at Rockin’ River Inn in Center Point. Tom Fields, grandfather of the bride, officiated the ceremony in an outdoor evening, double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Samuel and Maja Fields of Kerrville. She is the granddaughter of Tom and Lucille Fields of Dallas and William Thompson of Kerrville.
The groom is the son of Mason Woodruff and Jo Woodruff of Decatur. He is the grandson of W. B. and Mary Louise Woodruff of Decatur and Barrington and Edith Beutell of Hideway.
Escorted by her father, she wore an antique white lace-overlay gown encrusted with pearls and sequins created by her mother and family friend, Janine Adams. The fitted gown featured an empire bodice and dropped waist reminiscent of the 1920s with lace straps, bias flounce and open back with sweet chapel train. She wore an illusion veil and blusher with soutache braid and pearl and lace appliqué. She carried a bouquet of orange roses and calla lilies and blue and white statice.
Maid of honor was Gloria Fields, the bride’s sister. The honor attendants were Emily Hall of Ingram, Leslie Woodruff of Dallas, sister of the groom, and Nancy Dubinski of San Antonio. Junior bridesmaid was Lauren Baxter, daughter of Ned and Sandy Baxter of College Station.
The bridesmaids wore strapless, satin, cocktail-length, a-line dresses in indigo blue and carried bouquets of orange roses and blue statice.
Best man was James Holt of Argyle. Groomsmen were Jason Sanders of Boston, Mass., Jeff Lankford of Dallas, Brian Rodden of Roanoke, and Matt Wood of Houston.
Ushers were Kirk Fields of Midland and Adam Fields of College Station, brothers of the bride, Chris Woodruff, cousin of the groom, and Jordan Null of Rhome.
Flower girl was Amanda Baxter and ring bearer was William Baxter, both children of Ned and Sandy Baxter. Music was provided by Seraphim Strings of Kerrville. Soloist was Susan Summers of Round Rock.
A reception following the ceremony was given by the bride’s parents. Guest book attendant was Lindsey Fields, sister-in-law of the bride.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of Ingram High School and a 2006 graduate of Texas A&M University. She is employed by Boerne Middle School South as an English teacher.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2005 graduate of Texas A&M University. He is employed as a math teacher and coach by Comfort ISD.
After a honeymoon on Maui, the couple reside in Comfort.
Published Sunday, August 13, 2006

Wren - Mr. and Mrs. Landon Blaine Wren
Marriage vows exchanged March 11, 2006
Holly Nicole Fain and Landon Blaine Wren, both of Lewisville, were married March 11, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church in Lewisville. The Rev. Russell Floyd officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Nicholas and Susan Fain of Highland Village, and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.N. Fain of Dallas and Bill Johnston of Highland Village.
She earned a bachelor of science degree in rehabilitation from the University of North Texas and is a special education teacher at Lewisville High School.
Matron of honor was Christy Gowling of Lewisville. Bridesmaids were Jessica Gage of Carrollton, cousin of the groom, Courtney Wren of Lubbock, sister of the groom, and Jennifer Wren of Decatur, sister-in-law of the groom.
The groom is the son of Stephen and LaDonna Wren of Decatur, and the grandson of Penney Wren and Joe Forman, both of Decatur. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from Trinity University and a master of arts degree in teaching. He is employed as a teacher and a coach at Lewisville High School.
Best man was Jason Wren of Decatur, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Josh Fostel of Abilene, Stephen Parker of Grapevine and Rusty Terrell of Fort Worth.
Ushers were Josh Sigman and Will Bunting, both of San Antonio, Eric De Los Santos of Justin, Logan Reavis of Carrollton and Travis Fain of Dallas, brother of the bride.
A reception was held at Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving.
Following a honeymoon to Maui, the couple lives in Lewisville.
Published Sunday, June 11, 2006

Wright - James and Mary Wright
Twenty-fifth wedding anniversary Jan. 15, 2006
James and Mary Wright of Chico will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Decatur Church of Christ Jan. 14. The event will be hosted by their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
James Wright and the former Mary McDaniel were married Jan. 15, 1981, in Paradise. They have five children, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
James is retired and Mary works for FEMA in Denton. They are both members of the Decatur Church of Christ.
Published Sunday, January 8, 2006

Zuber - Ray and Onie Zuber
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Nov. 6, 2006
Ray and Onie Zuber of Newark celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at their home.
Ray and the former Leona Elisabeth Smith were married Nov. 6, 1956.
Their children are Teresa Williams of Bridgeport, Cyndy Darter of Newark and Karen Drew of Azle. They have six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Published Sunday, November 19, 2006