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Anderson - Audra Misner-Smith and Raymond ‘Andy’ Anderson
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 3, 2007
Audra Misner-Smith, daughter of David and Jean Smith, all of Rhome will marry Andy Anderson of Decatur, son of Raymond “Andy” Anderson of Fort Worth and Deborah Reynolds of Garland, on Nov. 3, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Jim Spencer of Plano will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Northwest High School and Tarrant County College with a double associate’s degree in fire protection systems and fire investigation technology. She is attending Columbia College of Missouri, completing a bachelor’s degree in business adminstration with a minor in management.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Paradise High School and Weatherford College. He attended Texas Christian University where he studied farm and ranch management. He is employed by Southlake Police Department. He is the president of Southlake Police Officer’s Association, the Texas Law Enforcement Canine Association, United Working Dog Association, State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals Association and is a state commisssioned police officer and firefighter.
Published Sunday, October 14, 2007

Archer - A.C. and Joyce Archer
Fiftieth wedding anniversary June 29, 2007
A.C. and Joyce Archer of Paradise will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, with a reception at the Paradise Intermediate School cafeteria hosted by their children. Guests are invited to the come-and-go event which will feature live music by the Ellis County Bluegrass Band.
A.C. Archer and the former Joyce Wilson were married June 29, 1957, in Durant, Okla.
They have three children, Dwight and Vinessa Archer and Dwayne and Donna Archer, all of Bridgeport, and David and Mendy Archer of Paradise; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A.C. retired from Bell Helicopter. Joyce is a retired hairdresser. They are members of the Balsora Baptist Church.
Published Sunday, June 24, 2007

Arnal - Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Wayne Arnal
Marriage vows exchanged Jan. 26, 2007
Cassandra Bielamowicz of Denton and Joshua Wayne Arnal of Decatur were married Jan. 6, 2007, in a double ring ceremony at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Coppell.
The bride is the daughter of Robert and Jane Bielamowicz of Coppell. She is a sophomore at the University of North Texas in Denton.
The groom is the son of Roxanne Arnal of Decatur and Jim and Paige Arnal of Nashville, Tenn. He served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Paraguay and is a sophomore at UNT.
Published Sunday, January 21, 2007

Bailey - Forrest and Dorothy Bailey
60th Wedding anniversary May 3, 2007
Forrest and Dorothy Bailey of Boyd will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary May 3, 2007, with their family.
Forrest Bailey of Grapevine, and the former Dorothy Amyett of Fort Worth were married May 3, 1947, in Grapevine.
They have children, Gaylon Bailey and Donna Robinson of Southlake, and Paula Eggar and husband, Doug, of Boyd; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Forrest is retired from Rector Well Equipment Company. Dorothy is a homemaker. They moved to Boyd 10 years ago from Southlake.
Published Sunday, April 29, 2007

Bate - Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fleming Bate III
Vows exchanged April 28, 2007
Dr. Joy Annalee Martin of Azle and Edward Fleming Bate III of Arlington were married April 28, 2007, in a sunset ceremony at the Pink Shell Beach Resort in Fort Myers Beach, Fla.
The bride is the daughter of Vivian and Charles Martin Jr. of Rhome and the granddaughter of Charles and LaVerne Martin of Fort Worth and Arlin and Dorothy Blocker of Colleyville.
The groom is the son of Terese and Edward Bate Jr. of Bloomington, Minn., and the grandson of Anne Warzyn of Kansas City, Mo.
Maid of honor was Staci Austin of North Richland Hills, cousin of the bride. Bridesmaid was Jonna Martin of Rhome, niece of the bride.
Best man was Scott Newby of Madison, Wis., brother-in-law of the groom.
The bride graduated from Northwest High School in 1994 as salutatorian of her class and earned a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering from Tulane University in 1998. She participated in a dual doctorate program at the University of Houston and the University of California at Berkeley, where she earned a doctoral degree in optometry in 2003 and a Ph.D. in vision science and physiological optics in 2006. She practices optometry in the Fort Worth area and is continuing vision research.
The groom earned a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical sciences from the University of North Dakota in 1993. He is a captain for American Eagle Airline and is based in Chicago.
A reception will be hosted by the bride’s parents at Aurora Baptist Church June 9.
Following a honeymoon trip to Key West, Fla., and a cruise around the Hawaiian Islands, the couple live in Azle.
Published Sunday, May 27, 2007

Boaz - Jennifer Louise Walker and William J. Boaz III
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 9, 2007
Jennifer Louise Walker of Haslet, daughter of Debra and Ronnie Walker of Decatur, will marry William J. Boaz III of Haslet, son of the late Tommie and Dale Boaz, June 9, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur with Dr. Tommy Brumett officiating.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2004 graduate of Midwestern State University. She is a dental hygienist in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of L.D. Bell High School and a 1996 graduate of Texas A&M University. He is self-employed.
Published Sunday, May 20, 2007

Braden - Jamie LeAnne Goode and Forest Braden
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 31, 2008
Jamie LeAnne Goode of Decatur, daughter of Tom and Conda Goode of Decatur, will marry Forest Braden of Kellyville, Okla., son of Ed and Brenda Braden of Kellyville, May 31, 2008, in Bridgeport with Brady Lock of the First Baptist Church of Slidell officiating.
The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Slidell High School and will graduate from Oklahoma Baptist University in May of 2008.
The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Kellyville High School. He is employed by SimplexGrinnell.
Published Sunday, December 30, 2007

Broberg - Christine Breeze and Eric Broberg
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 16, 2007
Christine Breeze, daughter of Billy Jack and Lisa Breeze of Runaway Bay, will marry Eric Broberg, son of Mark and Lana Broberg of Richardson, on June 16, 2007, at St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Plano.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Berkner High School in Richardson. She will graduate from the University of Oklahoma in May with a degree in advertising. She is the granddaughter of Jimmy and Kathren Sherman of Decatur and Preston and Claranell Breeze of Bridgeport.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Pearce High School in Richardson. He is a 2006 graduate from the University of Oklahoma where he received a degree in marketing. He is employed with S.P. Richards Company in Oklahoma City.
Published Sunday, May 6, 2007

Bullion - Emily Bryan and Lewis Grant Bullion
Marriage vows to be exchanged February 2008
Emily Bryan, daughter of Timothy Norman Bryan and Nancy Lee Bryan, all of Bryan, will marry Lewis Grant Bullion, son of Jack Adell Jr. and Cindy Bullion, all of Decatur, in February 2008.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Travis and Norma Bryan Jr. of Bryan and Robert and Roberta Warner of Sugar Land. She is a graduate of Bryan High School and Texas A&M University, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in speech communication. She is employed by First National Bank.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Laurine Sullins of Magnolia and William and Audrey Gilbert of Runaway Bay. He is a graduate of Decatur High School and is a May candidate for graduation from Texas A&M University, earning a bachelor of arts degree in international studies.
Published Sunday, November 25, 2007

Butler - Lori Johnston and Timothy Butler
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 22, 2007
Lori Beth Johnston of Eastland, daughter of Chuck and Dorothy Johnston of Eastland and formerly of Chico, will marry Timothy Ryan Butler on June 22, 2007, in Destin, Fla.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Eastland High School and a 2006 graduate of Tarleton State University.
The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Cross Plains High School. He attends Tarleton State University where he is a senior.
Published Sunday, April 29, 2007

Cagle - Deena Christina Huebner and Steve Thomas Gray Cagle
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 1, 2007
Deena Christine Huebner of Alvord, daughter of James and Julie Huebner of Justin, will marry Steve Thomas Gray Cagle of Alvord, son of Paula and Derek Daniels of Corinth and Eric and Trish Cagle of Tulsa, Okla., on Sept. 1, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Tommy Brumett will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Ogle Hair Design and is employed by Fifth Avenue Salon in Decatur.
The prospective groom is employed by Bobcat Pressure Controls in Decatur.
Published Sunday, August 12, 2007

Cantrell - Ashley Carlene Peoples and Melvin Ray Todd Cantrell
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 28, 2007
Ashley Carlene Peoples of Alvord, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn McMullen and Mr. and Mrs. Deryl Peoples Sr., all of Alvord, will marry Melvin Ray Todd Cantrell of Alvord, son of Kim Cantrell of Alvord and Todd Cantrell of Bridgeport, July 28, 2007, at the First Baptist Church of Alvord with the Rev. Larry McMullen officiating.
The bride-elect is employed by David’s Western Wear in Decatur. She is the granddaughter of Jimmy and Carlene Stephenson of Holly Lake Ranch and Dosville and Margie Peoples of Rockwall and L.A. “Mac” and Judy McMullen, and the great-granddaughter of Jean Bennett of Rockwall and Grace Farley of Springtown.
The prospective groom is employed by Lowe’s in Decatur. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Cantrell of Bridgeport and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mitcham of Alvord and the great-grandson of Irene Poe.
Published Sunday, July 22, 2007

Carman - Mr. and Mrs. Richard Michael Carman
Vows exchanged Dec. 9, 2006
Carolyn Nicole ‘Niki’ Holland of Dallas and Richard Michael Carman of Decatur were married Dec. 9, 2006, at Denton Bible Church in Denton. Paul Polk officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Dana and Lance Holland of Midland. She is the granddaughter of Bessie and Harding Collins and Georgia Holland, all of Midland.
The groom is the son of Richard A. Carman of Seattle, Wash., and Paula Carman of Decatur. He is the grandson of Warren Stogner of Decatur.
The bride wore a strapless white gown adorned with a band of seed pearls on the bodice and hemline. Her headpiece was a veil of silk illusion with scattered pearls. She carried a bouquet of white roses bound with blue satin ribbon.
Matron of honor was Jessica Wright. Bridesmaids were Jill Wagnon, Brecon Nichols, Erin Harris and Hayley Holland, sister of the bride. Honor attendants wore black floor-length gowns and carried bouquets of blue hydrangeas.
Best man was Brent Bowen. Groomsmen were Warren Stogner, grandfather of the groom, Rick A. Carman, father of the groom, Jim Stephens, Grant Gassiott and Randy Koonce.
The usher was Dan Holland, brother of the bride. Christina Hudlow and Stuart Smith provided music and sang. Lisa Lloyd read scripture for the ceremony.
A reception hosted by the couple’s parents followed the ceremony at the church.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Southern Methodist Universty where she earned degrees in engineering and math. She is employed by Ministry Consultants as a project manager in Dallas.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and is pursuing a master’s degree in theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is an intern at Denton Bible Church in Denton.
Following a honeymoon trip to Disney World, the couple reside in Denton.
Published Sunday, March 4, 2007

Carpenter - Jodi Hitzfeld and Chase Carpenter
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 2, 2007
Jodi Lynn Hitzfeld, daughter of Rodney and Rhonda Hitzfeld, all of Paradise, will marry Chase Leon Carpenter, son of Russelle and Linda Carpenter, all of Stephenville, on June 2, 2007, in Haslet.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Paradise High School. She attended Stephenville Beauty College and is self-employed.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Huckabay High School and owns a dairy.
Published Sunday, April 29, 2007

Cate - Stefanie Roach and Ryan Cate
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 19, 2007
Stefanie Roach of Weatherford, daughter of Mark and Susan Roach of Millsap, will marry Ryan Cate of Boyd, son of Ed and Cheryl Cate of Boyd, on May 19, 2007, at the Marty Leonard Chapel in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Don and Carolyn Roach of Brock and Ida Morton of Weatherford. She is a 2002 graduate of Weatherford High School and a 2006 graduate of Texas A&M University. She is employed by General Aviation Industries in Weatherford.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Melba Cate of Newark and Alex and Delores Cottle of Pickford, Mich. He is a 2000 graduate of Boyd High School, a 2005 graduate of Texas A&M University and is in his second year in the school of veterinary medicine at Michigan State University.
Published Sunday, April 1, 2007

Cherry - Amber Nicole Albright Hopson and Richard Lynn Cherry
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 1, 2007
Amber Nicole Albright Hopson, daughter of James and Ramona Hopson, all of Decatur, will marry Richard Lynn Cherry, son of Darrel and Karen Cherry, all of Deport, on Sept. 1, 2007, at the Decatur Civic Center. Dan Ryan will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Slidell High School.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Grand Prairie High School. He is employed by Pioneer Drilling.
Published Sunday, August 26, 2007

Cole - Willie and Jessie Cole
Sixtieth wedding anniversary Sept. 6, 2007
Willie and Jessie Cole of Greenwood will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Slidell Baptist Church fellowship hall hosted by Courtney and Lisa Cole.
Willie Cole and the former Jessie Hardee were married Sept. 6, 1947, in Decatur.
They have two children, Sammy Cole and Clyde Cole and wife, Lisa, all of Greenwood; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Willie is retired from the U.S. Navy. They are both members of the Disabled American Veterans and the Church of Christ in Greenwood.
Published Sunday, August 26, 2007

Cooper - Jennifer Belle Cocanougher and John Wesley Cooper III
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 26, 2007
Jennifer Belle Cocanougher of Lubbock, daughter of Terri and Robert Cocanougher of Southlake and granddaughter of Sue Jean and Allen Cocanougher of Decatur, will marry John Wesley Cooper III of Lubbock, son of John and Joan Cooper of Elgin, Ill., on May 26, 2007, in New Braunfels. Timothy Judkins of the First Protestant Church will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2005 graduate of Trinity University. She currently attends the Texas Tech University School of Law.
The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Wichita Collegiate High School in Wichita, Kan., and a 2004 graduate of Trinity University. He was a member of Iota Chi Rho. He is the director of information technology for the Lubbock division of Labatt Food Service.
Published Sunday, April 29, 2007

Cordell - Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Lynn Cordell
Vows exchanged Aug. 4, 2007
Teresa Lynn Adams and Kevin Lynn Cordell were married Aug. 4, 2007, at Hilltop Assembly of God in Boyd. The Rev. Darryl Hayes officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Marie Watson of Newark and Pete Adams of Boyd.
The groom is the son of Lynn and Susie Cordell of Boyd and Walt and Marsha Stank of Lake Worth.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a wedding dress with a rhinestone veil clip and blusher veil.
She carried a bouquet of white roses.
Matron of honor was Marie Watson of Newark, mother of the bride. Bridesmaid was Rhonda Vess of Rhome, cousin of the bride.
They wore light blue formal dresses.
Flower girl was Karsyn Myers, niece of the groom and daughter of Joseph and Kristy Myers of Boyd.
Ringbearer was Tyler Adams, nephew of the bride and son of Jason and Katie Adams of Poolville.
Best man was Scott Cordell of Boyd, brother of the groom. Groomsman was Jason Adams of Poolville, brother of the bride.
A reception followed the ceremony at the church.
The bride is a 1994 graduate of Boyd High School. She is employed by Apache Trailers in Decatur.
The groom is a 1991 graduate of Universal Technical Institute of Houston. He is employed by Cordell’s Mobile Home and RV in Boyd.
Following a wedding trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the couple reside in Boyd.
Published Sunday, August 19, 2007

Coursey - Andrea ‘Andi’ Nicole Crook and Caleb Darin Coursey
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 18, 2007
Andrea ‘Andi’ Nicole Crook of Bridgeport, daughter of Doug and Melinda Jackson of Decatur, will marry Caleb Darin Coursey, son of Calvin and Sheri Coursey, all of Bridgeport, Aug. 18, 2007, in Las Vegas, Nev.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Texas A & M University with a bachelor of science degree in nutritional science.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Texas A & M University with a degree as a paramedic.
Published Sunday, July 22, 2007

Cox, Amon Edward - McKenzie Paige Sessions and Amon Edward Cox
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 7, 2007
McKenzie Paige Sessions, daughter of Thomas and Jana Sessions, all of Jacksboro, will marry Amon Edward Cox, son of Eddie and Carmen Cox, all of Chico, on Oct. 7, 2007, in South Padre Island. The Rev. David Weber of the First United Methodist Church of Jacksboro will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Jacksboro High School and attended Weatherford College. She is employed by the First National Bank of Runaway Bay.
The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Chico High School and also attended Weatherford College. He is employed by Cox Ready Mix Concrete in Chico.
Published Sunday, August 12, 2007

Cox, Brian Richard (1) - Amanda Diane Reeves and Brian Richard Cox
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 23, 2007
Amanda Diane Reeves of Houston, daughter of Dwight and Donna Reeves of Decatur, will marry Brian Richard Cox, son of Richard and Mary Cox of Nederland, June 23, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur with Tommy Brumett officiating.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Decatur High School and graduated in 2005 from Texas State University with a masters of accountancy. She is employed by Deloitte.
The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Nederland High School and graduated in 2005 from Texas State University with a masters of accountancy. He is employed by Grant Thornton.
Published Sunday, May 20, 2007

Cox, Brian Richard (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Brian Richard Cox
Vows exchanged June 23, 2007
Amanda Diane Reeves and Brian Richard Cox were married June 23, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Tommy Brumett officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Dwight and Donna Reeves of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Richard and Mary Cox of Nederland.
Escorted by her father, the bride carried a bouquet of red roses.
Maid of honor was Jill Jones of Decatur. Bridesmaids were Michal Moore of San Antonio, Brigitte Cox of Nederland, sister of the groom, Allison Schober of North Richland Hills, Jessica Williams of Mansfield, Lori Reeves of Decatur, sister-in-law of the bride, Crystal Baker of Watauga and Becca Belisle of Dallas.
Flower girl was Julianne Allen, cousin of the bride and daughter of Gary and Patti Allen of Krum.
Candlelighter was Sarah Reeves of Munday, cousin of the bride.
Ringbearers were Dawson Allen, son of Amy Allen of Owasso, Okla. and Connor Schmitt, son of Justin and Dana Schmitt of San Antonio.
Best men were Tobey Hooks of Pasadena and Erwin Herneaz of Richardson. Groomsmen were James Anderson of Spring, Scott Collins of Houston, Stephen Reeves of Decatur, brother of the bride, Jake Wimpee of Rockwall and Brian Perkins of San Angelo.
Ushers were Mark Gibennus and Chris McCelvey, both of Houston.
Guest book attendant was Kirsten Allen of Krum.
Music was provided by pianist Ruth Pearce of Paradise and soloist Dana Schmitt of San Antonio.
A reception given by the bride’s parents followed at the Decatur Civic Center.
The bride is a 2000 graduate of Decatur High School. She received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting from Texas State University in 2005. She is employed by Anadarko.
The groom is a 1999 Nederland High School graduate. He also received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting from Texas State University in 2005. He is employed by Grant Thornton.
Following a wedding trip to Maui, Hawaii, the couple reside in Spring.
Published Sunday, August 19, 2007

Crabtree - Lindsey Fenoglio and Joshua Crabtree
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 17, 2007
Lindsey Kay Fenoglio, daughter of Clayton and Linda Fenoglio, all of Bowie, will marry Joshua Kenneth Crabtree, son of Nick Crabtree and Anna Adams, all of Decatur, on March 17, 2007, at Southside Baptist Church in Bowie with the Rev. David White officiating.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Gold-Burg High School. She currently attends Weatherford College in Decatur and plans to become an English teacher.
The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of Decatur High School. He is in the United States Marine Corps as a reserve. He is stationed in Abilene.
Published Sunday, February 18, 2007

Crawford - Lindsey Kaye Thomas and Casey Lee Crawford
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 22, 2007
Lindsey Kaye Thomas, daughter of Keith and Donna Thomas of Chico, will marry Casey Lee Crawford of Jacksonville, Fla., son of Wally and Cindy White of Chico, at 7 p.m. on June 22, 2007, at the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. A reception will follow at the Decatur Civic Center.
The bride-elect is in her first year at Weatherford College. She will attend Florida Metropolitan University in the fall to pursue an education in criminal investigation.
The prospective groom serves in the U.S. Navy as an aviation electricians mate in Jacksonville.
Published Sunday, May 13, 2007

Delaware - Rhonda Hoffman and Paul Delaware
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 26, 2007
Rhonda Ann Hoffman of Decatur will marry Paul Joseph Delaware of Decatur on May 26, 2007, in Decatur. J.D. Coffman will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect works for Coffman Tank Trucks.
The prospective groom is employed at Patterson Drilling.
Published Sunday, February 18, 2007

Durand - Amanda Jolynn Haynie and Steven Nigel Durand
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 20, 2007
Amanda Jolynn Haynie of Decatur, daughter of John and Mary Haynie of Decatur, will marry Steven Nigel Durand of Decatur, son of Gerald and Ella Durand of Denton and Tammy Durand of Bridgeport, July 20, 2007, at A&M Gardens in Azle with the Rev. J. Raymond Johns officiating.
The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed by Here’s Your Sign.
The prospective groom is a 2006 Decatur High School graduate and is employed by A&V Water.
The couple will marry on her parent’s 22nd anniversary and her grandparent’s 57th anniversary..
Published Sunday, June 3, 2007

Elledge - Annalysa Wesling and Kaleb Elledge
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 16, 2007
Annalysa Lynne Wesling, daughter of Wayne Jr. and Terri Elam, all of Bridgeport, will marry Kaleb Fulton Elledge, son of Kenneth and Debbie Elledge, all of Decatur, on June 16, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Tommy Brumett will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Bridgeport High School. She attends Midwestern State University where she is a business management major. She is employed at Academy Sports and Outdoors.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Decatur High School. He attends Midwestern State University where he is a business marketing major. He is employed at Atlanta Bread Company.
Published Sunday, April 15, 2007

Endres - Bob and Betty Endres
Sixtieth wedding anniversary Feb. 11, 2007
Bob and Betty Endres of Clifton, formerly of Alvord, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, Feb. 11, with their family in Clifton.
Bob Endres and the former Betty Chase were married Feb. 5, 1947, in Oklahoma City.
The couple has four children, Kathy Endres, of Waco, Doris Flora and Greg Endres, both of Alvord, and Marshall Endres of Decatur.
Bob sold tractors and farm machinery, retired from the Army reserve and was a member of the Wise County Veterans Group. Betty is a homemaker and helped establish the Alvord library. She was head volunteer librarian for three years.
They were members of the First United Methodist Church in Alvord.
Published Sunday, February 11, 2007

Evans (1)- Jessie Decker and Chad Evans
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 16, 2007
Jessica Allen Decker, daughter of Ricky and Judy Stutt of Decatur and the late James Allen Decker, will marry Chad Ryan Evans, son of Laura Christopher and Ricky and Cindy Evans, all of Brownwood, June 16, 2007, at the First Baptist Church of Brownwood.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School and a graduate of Ogle Cosmetology School. She is employed by Elite Physique Salon in San Angelo.
The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Brownwood High School and recently graduated from Angelo State University with a bachelor of science degree.
Published Sunday, June 3, 2007

Evans (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Chad Ryan Evans
Vows exchanged June 16, 2007
Jessica Allen Decker of Decatur and Chad Ryan Evans of Brownwood were married June 16, 2007, at First Baptist Church in Brownwood. The Rev. Raymond Johns with Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Ricky and Judy Stutt of Decatur and the late James Allen Decker.
The groom is the son of Laura Christopher and Rick and Cindy Evans, all of Brownwood.
Escorted by her brothers, Fred Jones and Ben Decker and her stepfather, Ricky Stutt, the bride wore an A-line, strapless white satin gown with a dropped waist and full, inverted pleat skirt. It featured a chapel-length train and was tied with a satin ribbon and crystal broach. Her headpiece was a cathedral-length veil with a blusher. She carried a hand-tied round bouquet of pale pink roses tied with white satin ribbon.
Matrons of honor were Jennifer Erickson of Decatur and Jill Rivera of Fort Worth, cousin of the bride. Bridesmaids were Dana Jones of Bridgeport, sister-in-law of the bride, Amber Kirbie of Paradise, cousin of the bride, and Jenny St. John and Melinda Stover, both of Decatur and stepsisters of the bride.
Honor attendants wore tea-length chocolate brown satin dresses with a tulle overlay. They carried hand-tied bouquets of pale pink roses and green hydrangeas, tied with brown ribbon.
Flower girls were Mariah and Maci Kirbie of Paradise, cousins of the bride, daughters of Mark and Amber Kirbie, and Kalie and Breanna Stover, nieces of the bride, daughters of Melinda Stover.
Ringbearers were Brody and Brac Jones of Bridgeport, nephews of the bride, sons of Fred and Dana Jones.
Candlelighters were Bryce Stover and Brett Bean, both of Decatur and nephews of the bride.
Best men were Chris Evans and Payton Christopher, both of Brownwood and brothers of the groom. Groomsmen were Clint Dempsey of College Station, Joe Stewardson of Abilene, J.T. Gerald of Dallas and Corey Crawford of Brownwood.
Ushers were Curt Warner and Jake Warner, cousins of the bride, and Chris Stutt, stepbrother of the bride, all of Decatur, and Chad Valdez, Lee Droemer, cousin of the groom, and Stephen Christoper, stepbrother of the groom, all of Dallas.
Guest book attendant was Jamie Tackel of Decatur. Scripture readers were Karen Warner, aunt of the bride, and Leslie Lee and Lexi Droemer, cousins of the groom. Pianist was Ann Slaymaker of Brownwood. Vocalist was Trina Medillan of San Angelo and violinist was Joey Pitts of Bridgeport.
A reception followed the ceremony at the Brownwood Country Club. Servers were Donna Hill of Davis, Okla., aunt of the bride and Debbie Wheeler of Brownwood.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School. She also graduated from Ogle Cosmetology College. She is employed by Hair by Connie.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of Brownwood High School. He also graduated from Angelo State University. He is employed by the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Following a honeymoon trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the couple live in Pecos.
Published Sunday, October 28, 2007

Everett - Amber Lee Kreutziger and Taylor Gene Everett
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 26, 2007
Amber Lee Kreutziger, daughter of Mark and MonaLee Kreutziger, all of Weatherford, will marry Taylor Gene Everett, son of Gary and Terry Everett, all of Bridgeport, May 26, 2007, at the home of Robert and Joanne Beneke in Bridgeport with Ray Cook, Jr. officiating.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Bridgeport High School and attends Tarleton State University. She is the granddaughter of the Ted and Diane Fina of Mineral Wells and H.E. and Ruth Kreutziger of Dumas.
The prospective groom is a 1999 Bridgeport High School graduate and is employed by Richey Oilfield Services. He is the grandson of Price and Imogene Everett of Bridgeport and Belle Shanks of Chico.
Published Sunday, May 20, 2007

Fields - Kirsten Holt and Chad Fields
Vows to be exchanged Sept. 15, 2007
Kirsten Holt, daughter of Glen and Kim Holt of Bridgeport, will marry Chad Fields of Springtown, son of James Fields of Olney and Phil and Angela Collins of South Bend, on Sept. 15, 2007.
Published Sunday, August 5, 2007
Mr. and Mrs. Dustin Lee Smalley
Marriage vows exchanged June 15, 2007
Ashley Jene Melton and Dustin Lee Smalley were married June 15, 2007, at the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport. David Burrows officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Gene and Robin Melton of Runaway Bay. She is the granddaughter of Diane Lochridge of Burkburnett, and Ida Melton Kell and Jim Bentley, both of Electra.
The groom is the son of Bob and Judi Conger of Runaway Bay and Dan Smalley of Fort Worth. He is the grandson of Roy and Gerry Ballew of Springtown and Raby and Verna Smalley of Gatesville.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin wedding gown with a strapless fitted bodice and gathered layers creating a ball gown silhouette. An apple red satin ribbon adorned her waist with a cascading bow. Her tiara and fingertip cathedral veil were accented with Swarovski crystals.
She carried a bouquet of red roses and white calla lilies, adorned with white pearls. Black tulle attached the pearl earrings of both her mother and grandmother, worn during their own weddings.
Bridesmaids were Jeanne Mallas of St. Paul, Minn., Kristi Tilton of College Station, Veronica McDuff of Electra and Stacy Smalley of Stephenville.
They wore strapless two piece dresses in apple red satin with coordinating white satin sashes.
Groomsmen were Scott Man and Brandon Kennedy, both of Bridgeport, Vernon Johnson of Memphis, Tenn., and Joey Schmidt of Tallahassee, Fla.
Ringbearers were Thaine and Cale Lasser of College Station.
Ushers were Brandon McMahon and Blair Phillips, both of Dallas, Bobby Conger of Weatherford and Matt Melton of Runaway Bay.
Music was provided by Karen McGraw and the groom’s mother sang the song “At Last”.
A candlelit reception followed the ceremony at the Bridgeport Country Club.
A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents at the home of Roy and Lou Ann Stewart.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a December 2004 magna cum laude graduate of Midwestern State University with a bachelor’s degree in English. She is an executive assistant and community relations specialist for the city of Bridgeport.
The groom is a 2002 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 2007 graduate of Texas A&M University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in finance. He is employed as project superintendent for Mann Made Homes in Bridgeport.
Following a honeymoon at the Grand Palladium Resort on the Mayan River, the couple reside in Runaway Bay.
Published Sunday, August 5, 2007

Ford - Mr. and Mrs. David Ray Ford
Vows exchanged April 6, 2007
Lindsey Lea Stovall, daughter of Bonnie and Royce Carter, all of Boyd, married David Ray Ford, son of Debbi Morris, both of Decatur, on April 6, 2007, at the Courthouse Annex in Boyd.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Paradise High School and a 2005 graduate of Weatherford College’s Pharmacy Tech class. She is employed by Wise Regional’s Pharmacy.
The groom is an Army veteran. He served the Army from 1993 to 1996 and was stationed in Somalia from 1993-1994. He is employed by Tri-Star in Boyd.
Published Sunday, May 20, 2007

Frazier - Rachel Elise Sturgeon and Bryan Kyle Frazier
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 13, 2007
Rachel Elise Sturgeon of Dallas, daughter of Gary and Lindsey Sturgeon of Decatur, will marry Bryan Kyle Frazier of Farmers Branch, son of Art and Lynn Frazier of Carrollton, on Nov. 13, 2007, at the Heritage House Inn in Little River, Calif.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Decatur High School and is attending Brookhaven College. She is employed by Highside Capital Management.
The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Jesuit College Preparatory School. He earned a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of North Texas in 2001. He is employed by Expeditors International and is a member of DFW Real Estate Consultants and Delta Sigma Pi.
Published Sunday, November 11, 2007

Gamez (1)- Yuri Peña and Francisco J. Gamez
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 12, 2007
Yuri Peña of Decatur, daughter of Nacho and Hortencia Peña of Decatur, will marry Francisco J. Gamez of Decatur, son of Francisco J. and Maribel Gamez of San Antonio, Aug. 12, 2007, at the Decatur Civic Center. Moises Perales will officiate.
Published Sunday, July 22, 2007

Gamez (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Francisco J. Gamez
Vows exchanged Aug. 12, 2007
Yuri Peña of Decatur married Francisco J. Gamez of Decatur in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Moses Perales on Aug. 12, 2007, at the Decatur Civic Center.
The bride is the daughter of Nacho and Hortencia Peña of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Francisco J. Gamez and Maribel Gamez of San Antonio.
Bridesmaids were Maricela Alvarado, Altagracia Ortiz, Sara R. Fernandez, Amanda Harvey, Eunice Peña, Damaris Peña, Claudia Inguanzo, Marisol Rodriguez, Mercedes Rodriguez, Gladis Rodriquez, Ma. del Carmen Fernandez and Raquel Fernandez.
Groomsmen were Juan Alvarado, Hugo Ortiz, Arturo Fernandez, Chad Harvey, Saul Peña, Sejifredo Inguanzo Jr. and Luis Rodriquez.
Flower girl Reagan Harvey was escorted by her brother Lyndon Harvey.
Alma R. Inguanzo served as organist for the ceremony and Grupo Jaziel of Fort Worth was pianist.
They planned a honeymoon trip to Galveston, Houston and San Antonio.
The couple resides in Decatur.
Published Sunday, September 9, 2007

Gentry - Mr. and Mrs. Weston Dillon Gentry
Marriage vows exchanged Feb. 3, 2007
Amanda Jane Wheeler and Weston Dillon Gentry, both of Paradise, were married Feb. 3, 2007, at the First Baptist Church of Cottondale. The Rev. Charles Pugh officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Michael and Nancy Wheeler of Paradise.
The groom is the son of Wes Gentry of Paradise and Jamie Gentry of Dallas.
Maid of honor was Katelyn Baber of Paradise. Bridesmaids were Leighann Bainter and Nikita Faust, both of Walls, Miss.
The bridesmaids wore pink and ivory gowns.
Flower girl was Grace Burt, daughter of Jim and Hallie Burt of Moore, Okla.
Ringbearer was Josiah Webb, son of David and D’Ann Webb of Jackson, Ala.
Best man was David Webb of Jackson. Groomsmen were Jason Pugh of Paradise and Caleb Click of Walls.
Ushers were David Pugh and Josh Tankersly, both of Paradise, and Daniel Mairet of Jackson.
Guest book attendant was Chrystal Lopresto of Rhome.
Music was provided by organist Alan Weaver of Walls.
A reception hosted by the bride’s parents was held at the First Baptist Church of Cottondale following the ceremony. Servers were Britney King, Stephanie Pugh, Samantha Carlisle and Valerie Williams, all of Paradise.
The bride is a 2005 graduate of Immanuel Baptist Christian Academy. She attended Norris Baptist Bible College in 2005 and Tri-State Baptist College in 2006. She is currently employed by State Farm.
The groom attended Norris Baptist Bible College in 2004 and Tri-State Baptist College in 2006. He is currently employed at Walker Springs Road Baptist Church.
Following a wedding trip to Disney World in Orlando, Fla., the couple resides in Jackson.
Published Sunday, February 18, 2007

Gilmore - Kate Marie Fostel and Adam Joseph Gilmore
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 29, 2007
Kate Marie Fostel of Frisco, daughter of Cheryl Fostel of Decatur and John and Cathy Fostel of Lake Bridgeport, will marry Adam Joseph Gilmore of Frisco, son of Joe and Kayla Gilmore of Lake Charles, La., on Sept. 29, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2004 graduate of Texas Tech University where she earned a bachelor of science degree in fashion merchandising. She teaches at Carpe Diem preschool in Frisco.
The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Alfred M. Barbe High School in Lake Charles and is employed by Nordstroms department store as a customer service representative.
Published Sunday, August 26, 2007

Green - Melissa White and Jeremy Green
Marriage vows to be exchanged Feb. 24, 2007
Melissa White, daughter of Stephen and Betty White, all of Decatur, will marry Jeremy Green of Ringling, Okla., son of David and Pat Green of Ringling, on Feb. 24, 2007, at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Decatur High School. She is earning a teacher certification.
The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Ringling High School. He is employed by Kleen Oil Field Service.
Published Sunday, February 11, 2007

Greever (1) - Jennifer Larose and Andrew Greever
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 6, 2007
Jennifer Joan Larose of Grapevine, daughter of Judy Larose of Grapevine and Mike Larose of Fort Worth, will marry Andrew Lee Greever of Decatur, son of Chuck and Carrie Greever of Decatur, Oct. 6, 2007, at the First Baptist Church of Decatur with the Rev. Ken May officiating.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Grapevine High School and earned a bachelor of science in human resource development from Texas A & M. She is employed by AWC, a marketing coordinator.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and earned a bachelor of science in economics from Texas A & M. He is employed by Sewell Cadillac in Grapevine.
Published Sunday, July 22, 2007

Greever (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lee Greever
Vows exchanged Oct. 6, 2007
Jennifer Joan Larose of Grapevine and Andrew Lee Greever of Decatur were married Oct. 6, 2007, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Ken May with First Baptist Church officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Judith Larose of Grapevine and Michael Larose of Fort Worth.
The groom is the son of Chuck and Carrie Greever of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory silk organza gown with a fitted strapless bodice and chapel-length train. The back featured a fabric-covered button closure. Her headpiece was an ivory veil. She carried a bouquet of Virginia garden roses, cream stock and freesia that was hand-tied with satin ribbon and accented with pearls.
Maid of honor was Courtni Starnes of Colleyville. Bridesmaids were Makenzie Fitzgerald of Argyle, Melissa Larose of Boston, Mass., sister of the bride, Gina Nardecchia and Karin Nyquist, both of Colleyville, Joanna Johnson of Tyler, Alyssa Greever of Decatur, sister of the groom, Lauren Baber of Hobbs, N.M., and Ashley Baldridge of Plano.
Honor attendants wore floor-length satin strapless gowns in espresso that featured draped side pleats. They carried bouquets of Virginia garden roses, cream stock and freesia that were hand-tied with satin ribbons and accented with pearls.
Flower girl was Hailey Larose of Fitchburg, Mass., daughter of Marc and Beth Larose, niece of the bride. Ringbearers were Dalton Jackson of Decatur son of Calvin and Tiffany Jackson, cousin of the groom, and Justin Larose of Fitchburg, son of Marc and Beth Larose, nephew of the bride.
Best man was Christopher Venegas of Arlington. Groomsmen were Justin Puckett of Colleyville, Marc Larose of Fitchburg, brother of the bride, Michael Larose Jr. of Fort Worth, brother of the bride, Micah Nance of Arlington, Joseph Hildebrand of South Lake, Lewis Bullion and Jack Sandford, both of Decatur, and Peter Boynton of Dallas.
Ushers were Jeremy Slimp of Decatur and Joe Licata of Colleyville.
Violinist was Charles Roitsch and pianist was Sergio Gonzales, both of Houston. Soloists were Nicci Budjenska of McKinney and Tyler Renaudin of Houston.
A reception hosted by the bride’s parents followed the ceremony at the Decatur Civic Center. Sheridan Murphy of Houston, Carly Kubanet of Frisco, Lori Boedeker of Grapevine and Jennifer Leach of Colleyville served as the house party.
The bride is a graduate of Grapevine High School and Texas A&M where she earned a bachelor of science degre in human resources and was a member of Delta Delta Delta social sorority. She is employed by AWC in Las Colinas.
The groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and Texas A&M where he earned a bachelor of science degree in economics and was a member of the Aggie Men’s Club. He is employed by Sewell Cadillac in Grapevine.
Following a honeymoon trip to Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, the couple live in Irving.
Published Sunday, December 2, 2007

Gregory (1) - Bobbi Roper and Roy ‘Casey’ Gregory
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 19, 2007
Bobbi Janay Roper of McKinney, daughter of Nalen Roper and Rocky and Janiece Roper, all of Boyd, will marry Roy “Casey” Gregory of McKinney, son of Lynn and David Gregory of Tyler, on May 19, 2007, at the First Baptist Church of Boyd.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Boyd High School. She currently attends Collin County Community College and is employed by Premier Cleaners.
The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler and a 2006 graduate of Texas A&M University. He is employed with Pogue Engineering.
Published Sunday, April 8, 2007

Gregory (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Roy Casey Gregory
Vows exchanged May 19, 2007
Bobbi Janay Roper of Boyd and Roy Casey Gregory of Tyler were married May 19, 2007, at the First Baptist Church of Boyd. Billy Johnson officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Nalene and Rocky Roper of Boyd.
The groom is the son of Lynn and David Gregory of Tyler.
Escorted by her father, the bride carried a boquet of daisies.
Matron of honor was Laura Lugo of Boyd. Bridesmaids were Kat Bevil of College Station, Marianne Wilbanks of Boyd, sister of the bride, and Cassandra Lehman of Boyd.
Flower girls were Morgan and Jacie Lamance of Boyd, cousins of the bride, daughters of Jamie and Melissa Lamance.
Ringbearer was Tanner Lambert of Paradise, cousin of the bride, son of Tim and Brandi Lambert.
Best man was Chris Johnson of Tyler. Groomsmen were Smitty Grubbs of Boyd, Shane Gregory of Houston, brother of the groom, and David Beckham of Irving.
Ushers were Justin and Ethan Wisener, both of McKinney. Guest book atttendant was Hannah Wisener of McKinney.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Boyd Community Center.
The bride is a student at Collin County Community College and is employed by Premier Cleaners.
The groom is a 2006 graduate of Texas A&M and is employed by Pouge Engineering.
The couple live in McKinney.
Published Sunday, September 9, 2007

Grimes - Julie Anne Dethloff and Greg Lee Grimes
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 29, 2008
Julie Anne Dethloff, daughter of Alvin and Kelli Dethloff all of Chico, will marry Greg Lee Grimes, son of Ronald and Cathy Grimes, all of Chico, on March 29, 2008, at Crafton Baptist Church. Tom Merritt will officiate.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ann Moore of Chico and Oleta Dethloff of Bridgeport. She is a 2004 graduate of Chico High School and is pursuing an associate’s degree in physical therapy. She is employed by Wise Performance Physical Therapy in Decatur.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Paul and Veda Grimes of Chico and Buddy and Nita Bailey of Red River, N.M. He is a 2003 graduate of Chico High School and is pursuing a degree in kinesiology and education.
He is employed by Texas Water Treatment Services in Bridgeport.
Published Sunday, December 9, 2007

Hale - Joe and Berniece Hale
Sixtieth wedding anniversary July 13, 2007
Joe and Berniece Hale celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family at Babe’s in Sanger.
They were married July 13, 1947, in Decatur by Elmer Taylor.
Their children are Ronnie Hale and wife, Tonya, Connie Redwine and husband, Tony, and Glenda Terrell and husband, Rodney.
Their grandchildren are Steven Terrell and wife, Jennifer, Rusty Terrell and wife, Amber, Cody Hale and wife, Misty, Cheyenne Redwine, Laramie Redwine, Casey Hale and Taylor Fullingim and great-grandchildren, Reid and Gage Terrell and Tyler Hale and Zane Terrell.
Joe retired from Mitchell Energy, now Devon and Berniece retired from the Decatur schools cafeterias.
Published Sunday, July 29, 2007

Hardee - Sarah D. Bennight and Jesse W. Hardee
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 28, 2007
Sarah D. Bennight, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bennight and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin A. Kuehn, all of Gulfport, Miss., will marry Jesse W. Hardee of Gulfport, son of Mr. and Mrs. Weldon F. Hardee of Decatur, on July 28, 2007, in Diamondhead, Miss., with Curtis Leggett officiating.
The bride-elect works at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport.
The prospective groom works for Puckett Machinery Company.
Published Sunday, May 13, 2007

Harper - Kelli Michalka and Patrick Harper
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 4, 2007
Kelli Michalka, daughter of Leo and Marilyn Michalka, all of Belton, will marry Patrick Harper, son of Jerry and Liz Harper, all of Aurora, on Aug. 4, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church in Belton. The Rev. Rick Stokes of Aurora Baptist Church will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Belton High School and a 2007 graduate of Tarleton State University.
The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Northwest High School and a 2006 graduate of Tarleton State University. He is employed at Dell Computers in McGregor.
Published Sunday, April 8, 2007

Hellerud - Mr. and Mrs. Brett Allen Hellerud
Vows exchanged April 27, 2007
Kristal Kay Freeman and Brett Allen Hellerud, both of Lockhart, were married April 27, 2007, in a beach ceremony in Corpus Christi. The Rev. Pamela Pentecost-Colmenero officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Brett and Sherry Bement of San Angelo and Thom and Samantha Perry of Las Vegas, Nev. She is the granddaughter of Mike and Sylvia Bement of Runaway Bay and Glen and Shirley Davis of Seymour, Mo. She is employed by the Austin Police Department.
The groom is the son of Betty Hellerud of Grand Forks, N.D. He is the grandson of Jeanne Gregory of Grand Forks. He is employed by the Travis County Sheriff’s Office.
Following a wedding trip to Corpus Christi, the couple reside in Lockhart.
Published Sunday, May 6, 2007

Hensley - Mr. and Mrs. Blake Hensley
Vows exchanged July 23, 2007
Heather Matthews of Denton and Blake Hensley of Denton were married July 23, 2007, in Denton. Justice of the Peace Joe Holland officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Rusty Matthews of Alabama and Gail Matthews of Alvord.
The groom is the son of Melvin and Jana Hensely of Odessa.
Published Sunday, September 16, 2007

Herriage - Mr. and Mrs. Donald Clay Herriage
Marriage vows exchanged Jan. 13, 2007
Ashley Dawn Blankenship of Fort Worth and Donald Clay Herriage of Boyd were married Jan. 13, 2007, on Pensacola Beach in Pensacola, Fla., in a double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Charles and Tina Meador.
The groom is the son of Donnie and Rhonda Herriage.
Escorted by her father, Charles Meador of Fort Worth, the bride wore a white strapless gown with a tiara and diamond necklace and earrings. She carried a bouquet of roses and lilies.
Matron of honor was Stephanie J. Lambert of Boyd, sister of the groom. Bridesmaid was Skye R. Campen of Chester, Va., cousin of the bride.
The bridesmaid wore a black strapless dress and carried blue roses.
Flower girl was Lori R. Dickinson of North Richland Hills, aunt of the groom.
Best man was Robert P. Lambert of Boyd, brother-in-law of the groom. Groomsman was Cody Ogle.
A reception given by the bride’s parents was held at The Angus following the ceremony.
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 in the United States Air Force.
The couple reside at the Mountain Home Air Force Base in Mountain Home, Idaho.
Published Sunday, February 18, 2007

Hesteande - J.L. and Jewel Hesteande
Sixty-fifth wedding anniversary July 25, 2007
J.L. and Jewel Hesteande of Decatur celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary July 25, 2007.
They were married July 25, 1942, in Gainesville.
Their children are Keith Hesteande, Arlena Cude and husband, Melton, and Darlena Hoyl and husband, Randall, all of Decatur.
They have four grandchildren, Elizabeth Rubio of Austin and Amy and David Cude and Leslieann Hoyl, all of Decatur.
J.L. was born in Sycamore, Texas and Jewel was born in Duncan, Okla. but moved to Texas with her parents Louie and Mamie Byford in 1937. He worked on farms before serving in the U.S. Army during World War II and in the artilery in Germany from 1944 to 1946. After he returned, he worked for Convair in Fort Worth as a stock clerk until June 2, 1951. While he was there, he completed the the Wise County Vocational School in 1950. After leaving Convair, he began building houses as a carpenter and contractor and continues to do so at 82 years of age.
Jewel stayed at his side as a wife, mother and homemaker. She also worked with him as a painter and sold Avon for 12 years. She enjoys quilting.
J.L. is a member of Slidell Baptist Church and Jewel was a member of the former Bell Baptist Church in Decatur.
Published Sunday, July 29, 2007

Hicks - Kristi Newby and Christopher Hicks
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 10, 2007
Kristi Ann Newby, daughter of Mark and Deryl Newby, all of Paradise, will marry Christopher Aaron Hicks, son of Lance and Suzana Hicks, all of Bridgeport, on March 10, 2007, at Sugar Tree Golf Course in Brock.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Paradise High School and a 2005 graduate of Angelo State University where she received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics. She is employed at Mineral Wells High School as a math teacher.
The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 2004 graduate of Angelo State University where he received a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology. In 2006 he received a master’s degree in physical therapy from Angelo State University. He is employed at Wise Performance Physical Therapy.
Published Sunday, February 18, 2007

Hill, Brandon - Amanda Williams and Brandon Hill
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 24, 2007
Amanda Sue Williams of Decatur, daughter of Herbert and Susan Williams of Decatur, will marry Brandon Clark Hill of Bowie, son of Boyce and Cynthia Hill of Bowie, on March 24, 2007, in Decatur at the home of the bride’s parents.
The couple will reside in Bowie.
Published Sunday, January 28, 2007

Hill, Robert - Robert and Helen Hill
Fiftieth wedding anniversary March 9, 2007
Robert and Helen Hill of Paradise will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 9.
They were married on March 9, 1957, in Bangor, Maine.
Their children are Robyn Hill of Decatur and Bobby Hill and wife Sammie of Springtown.
They have three grandchildren, Brandon Landry of Washington, Colleen Hill of Lake Worth and Rustijo Hill of Springtown.
Robert is retired from the city of Haltom City. Helen is retired from E.B. Motts. Both are members of Paradise First Methodist Church.
Published Sunday, March 11, 2007

Hillary - Lindsey LaShay Cavanaugh and Johnathan Eric Hillary
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 20, 2007
Lindsey LaShay Cavanaugh, formerly of Lubbock, daughter of Barbara Cavanaugh of Whitesboro and the late Clyde K. Cavanaugh Jr., will marry Johnathan Eric Hillary of Greenwood, son of David and Becky Wilson, also of Greenwood and David Hillary of Indianapolis, Ind., on Oct. 20, 2007, in Greenwood. Justice of the Peace Jan Morrow will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Ozark High School in Ozark, Ark. She attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock where she studied nursing.
The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Slidell High School and is employed by Signal Completion Services in Decatur.
Published Sunday, October 14, 2007

Hobbs - Rev. Bill and Pat Hobbs
Fiftieth wedding anniversary May 20, 2007
The Rev. Bill and Pat Hobbs of Bridgeport will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. May 20 at the Bridgeport Lions Club.
They were married May 20, 1957, at the Decatur Courthouse.
Their children are Dorothy and Robert, Joey and Debbie, and Leonard, all of Bridgeport; Mack and Kelly of Glenrose; Randy and Carrie of Byers; and Patrice and Rocky of Norman, Okla. They have 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Pat is a homemaker and a member of the Red Hat Club. Bill is a parts salesman and a member of the Runaway Bay Fire Department and the First Baptist Church.
Published Sunday, May 20, 2007

Hodges - Mr. and Mrs. James Hodges
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 12, 2007
Michelle Quattrone of Philadelphia married James Hodges of Decatur on Aug. 12, 2007, in the chapel at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
The bride is the daughter of Helen Sweetes of New Jersey.
The groom is the son of Tommie Ann Hodges of Alvord and the late Thomas Hodges.
Francine Nuzzi of Medford, N.J., sister of the bride, escorted the bride and was matron of honor.
Micah Cowan of Cleburne, nephew of the groom, was best man.
A reception followed the ceremony in the dining room at the hotel.
The bride is a trauma nurse in Philadelphia.
The groom, who earned a master of science degree from Texas A&M at Commerce, formerly East Texas State University, owns Hodges Diesel Shop north of Decatur.
Published Sunday, September 2, 2007

Hogan - James and Maxine Hogan
Sixtieth wedding anniversary April 1, 2007
James and Maxine Hogan of Newark will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary April 1, 2007, with their three children, Carrie Hoover, Mike Hogan and T. Scott Hogan, and their spouses. The couple is planning a trip to Laughlin, Nev., this month.
James Hogan and the former Maxine Walker were married April 1, 1947, in Weatherford.
The couple has six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
James served in the Navy during World War II and retired from General Motors in Arlington. Maxine is a homemaker.
They were long-time members of the American Association of Sheriff’s Posses and Riding Club.
Published Sunday, April 1, 2007

Hoots - Elizabeth Marie White and Michael Wayne Hoots
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 12, 2008
Elizabeth Marie White, daughter of Russell and Lora White, all of Stephenville, will marry Michael Wayne Hoots, son of Tony and Peggy Hoots, all of Paradise, on July 12, 2008, at Victory Baptist Church in Stephenville. Russell White will officiate.
The bride-elect is a December 2008 graduate candidate of Arlington Baptist College where she is studying elementary education. She is employed by Arlington Memorial Hospital Daycare.
The prospective groom is a December 2007 graduate candidate of Tarleton State University where he is earning a bachelor of science degree in exercise and sports studies.
Published Sunday, November 18, 2007

Huerta - Maria Alicia Mendoza and Perfecto ‘Tito’ Huerta
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 15, 2007
Maria Alicia Mendoza of Bridgeport, daughter of the late Juan de Dios and Delfina H. Mendoza, will marry Perfecto “Tito” Huerta of Decatur, son of Serafin Perez Huerta and Maria de los Angeles Huerta-Padron of Rio Verde, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, on Sept. 15, 2007, at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Sunray High School, Frank Phillips College, Amarillo College and Seward County College. She works for the Bridgeport Post Office.
The prospective groom works at Sandy Hills Redi-Mix.
Published Sunday, September 2, 2007

Hulsey - Kim Harris and David Hulsey
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 2, 2007
Kim Harris, daughter of Warren and Leona Crain, all of Decatur, will marry David Hulsey, son of Larry and Carolyn Hulsey of Springtown, on Nov. 2, 2007, at Victory Baptist Church in Weatherford.
The bride-elect is the office manager at Tenacious Tumbling and Trampoline gym in Springtown.
The prospective groom is the owner of Tenacious Tumbling and Trampoline and is employed by Choctaw Steel Erectors.
Published Sunday, October 28, 2007

Johnston - Lori Ross and Christopher Johnston
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 30, 2007
Lori Nicole Ross of Paradise, daughter of Pamela Richards of Decatur and Robert Ross of Leonard, will marry Christopher James Johnston, son of Mike and Karen Johnston, all of Wolfe City, on June 30, 2007, at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship in Azle.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She received her vocational nursing license in 2002 from North Central Texas College. She is employed as an LVN for the Northwest school district. She is the granddaughter of Joe and Dean Richards of Gatesville and Jack and Jo Ross of Leonard.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Wolfe City High School. He received a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from Texas A&M University at Commerce in 2001. He is employed as a technology coordinator for the Celeste school district. He is the grandson of Clyde and Eunice McDonald of Leonard and Daisy Johnston of Commerce.
Published Sunday, April 8, 2007

Jones, James Allen (1) - Amy Reid and James Jones
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 17, 2007
Amy Reid of Rhome, daughter of Mickey and Judy Reid of Rhome, will marry James Jones of Newark, son of Larry and Shirley Jones of Newark, on June 17, 2007, at A&M Gardens in Azle. Mike Boaldin will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Northwest High School and is employed by Woodhaven National Bank.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Christian Academy of America and is employed by Ranger Fire Protection Incorporated.
Published Sunday, April 1, 2007

Jones, James Allen (2) - Mr. and Mrs. James Allen Jones
Vows exchanged June 17, 2007
Amy Rochelle Reid and James Allen Jones were married June 17, 2007, at A&M Gardens in Azle. Mike Boaldin of the Newark Church of Christ officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mickey and Judy Reid of Rhome.
The groom is the son of Larry and Shirley Jones of Newark.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless lace-over-satin gown that featured a slim A line and corseted back. The bodice featured an illusion lace insert panel in front and scalloped white diamond lace over champagne gold satin. A satin sash accented the empire waistline and wrapped to the corset back.
Matron of honor was Brittany Ward of Justin. Bridesmaids were Lindsay Kemp of Boyd and Sara Tatum of Italy.
The attendants wore sleeveless taffeta tea length dresses with a tule illusion neckline and a bow at the empire waist in pink blush.
Flower girl was Taylor Wells, daughter of Todd and Paige Wells of Ponder.
Ringbearer was Randall England, son of Wesley and Rhonda England of Ponder.
Best man was Jesse Jones of Newark, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were B.B. Underwood and Travis Reid.
A reception followed the ceremony.
The bride is a 2005 graduate of Northwest High School. She is employed by Woodhaven National Bank.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of Christian Academy of America. He is employed by Ranger Fire Control Inc.
Following a honeymoon to San Antonio, the couple reside in Boyd.
Published Sunday, July 22, 2007

Jones, Ross William - Brandi Nicole Hoskins and Ross William Jones
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 15, 2007
Brandi Nicole Hoskins of Decatur, daughter of Robert and Alice Hoskins of Euless, will marry Ross William Jones, son of Keith and Verna Jones, all of Decatur, on Sept. 15, 2007, at Lantana Lodge in Pilot Point.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Trinity High School and earned a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is employed by Bank of America.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and earned a welding certification from Texas State Technical College. He is employed by Direct Fuels.
Published Sunday, August 12, 2007

Kelley - Floyd and Joe Lee Kelley
Sixtieth wedding anniversary March 8, 2007
Floyd and Joe Lee Kelley of Krum will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary March 11 with a reception at the couple’s home in Krum.
They were married on March 8, 1947, in Graford.
Their children are Brenda Morrow and husband, Mike, of Krum, Karen Clark and husband, Bob, of Lewisville and Ronnie Kelley and wife, Barbara, of Clyde.
They have six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Floyd is a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, the Masonic Lodge and the Eastern Star. Joe Lee is a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church and the Eastern Star.
Published Sunday, March 11, 2007

Kerley - Dr. and Mrs. Jesse Dirk Kerley
Vows exchanged Sept. 13 2007
Catherine Lee Tedrick of Denton and Dr. Jesse Dirk Kerley of Denton, formerly of Decatur, were married Sept. 13, 2007, at Goolsby Chapel at the University of North Texas. Mike Green of Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Chester and Frances Shippy of Allen.
The groom is the son of Ed and Janeene Kerley of Abilene.
The bride carried white calla lilies.
Best man was Ty Kerley of Ardmore, Okla.
A reception will be held in December in Denton.
The bride is a graduate of Texas State University. She is employed by the University of North Texas in the Advancement for Student Development department.
The groom is a graduate of the Texas A&M University college of veterinary medicine.
He practiced veterinary medicine 22 years in Decatur and is retired.
Following a honeymoon trip in Puerto Rico, the couple live in Denton.
Published Sunday, October 21, 2007

Kilpatrick - Laurel Brown and Josh Kilpatrick
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 8, 2007
Laurel Brown, daughter of Jim and Jere Brown, all of Kingwood, will marry Josh Kilpatrick, son of Ken and Vickie Kilpatrick, all of Bridgeport, on Dec. 8, 2007, at the Villa Antonia in Austin.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Antwerp International School in Belgium, the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M College of Medicine.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Bridgeport High School, and of Texas A&M with a bachelor's degree. He also graduated from Texas A&M's College of Medicine.
The couple is in residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Published Sunday, September 23, 2007

Kirbie - Megan Renea Thompson and Merrick Emory Kirbie
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 14, 2007
Megan Renea Thompson, daughter of Todd and Cat Thompson, all of Early, will marry Merrick Emory Kirbie, son of Matthew and Rhonda Kirbie, all of Decatur, on April 14, 2007, at Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Brownwood. Ryan Jesperson will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Early High School. She is employed by the Brownwood Bulletin.
The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Decatur High School. He is employed by C. Watts and Sons.
Published Sunday, April 1, 2007

Knarr - Tara Dawn Townsend and Matthew Adam Knarr
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 15, 2008
Tara Dawn Townsend of Decatur, daughter of William and Donna Bean of Alvord, will marry Matthew Adam Knarr, son of Tom and Terre Deussen of Ponder and Bill Knarr of Chicago, Ill., on March 15, 2008, in Decatur. The Rev. John Redfearn with Community Church in Decatur will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Alvord High School and is attending Westwood Online College. She is employed by Wise County in the county attorney’s office.
The prospective gtoom is a 1992 graduate of Ponder High School and Cooke County College. He owns Echo Plumbing Services.
Published Sunday, December 9, 2007

Lambert - Kimberly Brooke Crow and Jeremy James Lambert
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 9, 2007
Kimberly Brooke Crow of Aledo, daughter of Billy Crow of Fort Worth and Mr. and Mrs. Pat Gallagher of Aledo, will marry Jeremy James Lambert of Boyd, son of Jim and Sandy Lambert of Boyd, June 9, 2007, at the First Baptist Church of Boyd with the Rev. Steve Ewton officiating.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Aledo High School and plans to graduate from Tarleton State University in the spring of 2008.
The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Boyd High School and attended Midwestern State University and the University of North Texas. He is employed by Jim Lambert Construction Inc. and Lambert Taxidermy.
Published Sunday, May 20, 2007

Lavalley - Valerie Ann Egger and Matthew James Lavalley
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 7, 2007
Valerie Ann Egger, daughter of Paula and Doug Egger, all of Boyd, will marry Matthew James Lavalley, son of Liz and Jerry Lavalley, all of Manchester, Vt., on July 7, 2007, at the Southlake Christian Church.
The bride-elect graduated from Southlake Carroll High School and Texas Tech University.
The prospective groom also graduated from Southlake Carroll High School and Texas Tech University. He works at the family’s business in Manchester, the Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant.
Published Sunday, May 27, 2007

Lee (1)  - Lacey Deanne Powell and Christopher Andrew Lee
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 19, 2007
Lacey Deanne Powell of Paradise, daughter of Paul and Janene Powell of Paradise, will marry Christopher Andrew Lee of Decatur, son of Dennis and Sonia Lee of Decatur, on May 19, 2007, at the home of the bride-elect’s parents.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of L.D. Bell High School. She will earn a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Harding University in May.
The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Decatur High School. He will earn a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Harding University in May. He is employed by Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP in Dallas.
Published Sunday, February 4, 2007

Lee (2)  - Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Andrew Lee
Vows exchanged May 19, 2007
Lacey Deanne Powell and Christopher Andrew Lee were married May 19, 2007, in a garden wedding at the home of the bride’s parents in Paradise. Jacob Baker, youth minister at the Decatur Church of Christ, officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Paul and Janene Powell of Paradise.
The groom is the son of Dennis and Sonia Lee of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white strapless gown that featured a wide pleated band at the waist, which tied in a bow that flowed down the chapel-length train.
She carried a bouquet of peonies and roses.
Maid of honor was Amber Heffington of Lawrenceville, Ga., Bridesmaids were Summer Powell of Paradise and Brook Powell of Euless, sisters of the bride. Bridesmatron was Stephanie Avance of Garland, sister of the groom.
Honor attendants wore cranberry red tea-length dresses and carried bouquets of peonies and roses.
Best man was Dennis Lee of Decatur, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Alan Rogers of Paragould, Ark., Brian Cherry of Destin, Fla., Lane Powell of Paradise, brother of the bride, and Tim Avance of Garland, brother-in-law of the groom.
Music was provided by a string quartet.
A reception hosted by the bride’s parents followed the ceremony at the Decatur Church of Christ Family Room.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of L.D. Bell High School in Hurst and earned a bachelor of fine arts in graphic design from Harding University in 2007. She is employed by Aars/Wells in Dallas.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of Decatur High School and graduated magna cum laude from Harding University with a bachelor of business accounting. He is employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas.
Following a honeymoon around the San Antonio area, the couple reside in Dallas.
Published Sunday, July 22, 2007

Lindsey (1) - Sarah Philena Steward and Colin Anthony Lindsey
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 26, 2007
Sarah Philena Steward of Austin, daughter of Wayne and Jo Beth Steward of Paradise, will marry Colin Anthony Lindsey of Austin, son of Jerry and Debbie Lindsey of Mansfield, on May 26, 2007, in Austin. Aaron White of Harvard Divinity School will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Austin College and a master’s degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. She is a second-year law student at the University of Texas School of Law. She is a licensed social worker and is employed by the Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.
The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Mansfield High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Austin College and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Washington College, where he graduated with cum laude honors. He is employed as a research engineer at the Institute for Advanced Technology at the University of Texas.
Published Sunday, February 4, 2007

Lindsey (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Colin Lindsey
Vows exchanged May 26, 2007
Sarah Philena Steward and Colin Anothony Lindsey were married May 26, 2007, at Vintage Villas on Lake Travis in Austin. The Rev. Aaron White officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Wayne and Jo Beth Steward of Paradise.
The groom is the son of Jerry and Debbie Lindsey of Mansfield.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin sheath gown with a trumpet flare of sheer Alencon lace at the hemline and a chapel train designed by Alfred Sung. Bridal buttons extended down the back of her gown to the edge of the lace. She wore a pearl and crystal encrusted comb and her elbow-length veil was satin trimmed with scattered pearls.
She carried a bouquet of Lilies of the Valley accented by blue hydrangeas and white, peach and coral roses.
Maid of honor was Lindsay Thompson of Dallas. Bridesmaids were Stephanie Helvey of Dallas and Kate Wiseheart of Austin. Bridesmatrons were Erica Ekwurzel of Austin and Deidre Baird of McKinney.
Honor attendants wore tiffany blue, tea-length, A-line satin dresses accented with the wedding colors of white, watermelon and chocolate brown.
Junior bridesmaids were Bonnie Murphey of May, Okla. and Jessica Tortorelli of Trinidad, Colo.
They wore watermelon, tea-length, satin A-line dresses with tiffany blue sashes.
All attendants carried bouquets of blue hydrangeas accented by white, peach and coral roses.
Flower girls were Alex Robinson of Bedford and Jaylynn Tortorelli of Trinidad.
Their dresses were chocolate brown tea-length, A-line satin dresses with tiffany blue sashes.
Ring bearer was Holden Lindsey of Mansfield.
Best man was Dave Keating of Topeka, Kan. Groomsmen were Brent Lindsey of Mansfield, brother of the groom, Jarrod Ekwurzel of Austin, Brooks Wehner of Austin and Juan Caraveo of Houston.
Ushers were Dylan Kennedy of Brooklyn, N.Y. Jacque Decoux of Dallas and Gage Murphey of May.
Readers were Cami Lafollette and Melissa Smith. Music was provided by the Valerie Graves Trio.
A reception followed the ceremony.
A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents at Chez Zee’s in Austin.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in English and psychology from Austin College in Sherman, where she was a member of the Kappa Gamma Chi sorority and a little sister of the Drake fraternity. She receieved a master’s of social work from Washington University in St. Louis and is currently attending law school at the University of Texas School of Law.
The groom is a 1997 graduate of Mansfield High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in physics from Austin College, where he was a member of the Drake fraternity and a sweetheart of the Kappa Gamma Chi sorority. He received bachelor and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Washington University. He is a research engineer at the Institute for Advanced Technology at the University of Texas.
Following a wedding trip to Aruba, the couple reside in Austin.
Published Sunday, July 29, 2007

Lisby, Clayton Wayne (1) - Cassie Green and Clay Lisby
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 24, 2007
Cassie Green of Boyd, daughter of Gary and Debbie Green of Decatur, will marry Clay Lisby, son Harold and Dana Lisby, of Boyd and the late Linda Lisby on Aug. 24, 2007, at A&M Gardens in Azle.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Slidell High School and is employed by Integra Care as a home health attendant.
The prospective groom is a 2002 Boyd High School graduate and is employed by the City of Denton Water Department.
Published Sunday, June 24, 2007

Lisby, Clayton Wayne (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Wayne Lisby
Vows exchanged Aug. 24, 2007
Cassie Kay Green and Clayton Wayne Lisby, both of Boyd, were married Aug. 24, 2007, at A&M Gardens in Azle. Kevin Cafey of the Lifehouse Church in Decatur officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Gary and Debbie Green of Decatur.
The groom is the son of the late Linda Lisby and Harold and Dana Lisby of Boyd.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white strapless satin gown that featured a corseted bodice with beading and metallic lace trim, tulle pickup skirt and chapel-length train. Her headpiece was a silver tiara that featured crystals and pearls. She also wore a white teardrop veil with scalloped edges with a blusher.
She carried a bouquet of hot pink and light green flowers.
Matron of honor was Ashley Brockman of Denton. Bridesmaids were Megan Green of Decatur, sister of the bride, and Samantha Cathey and Kara Rogers, both of Boyd. They wore tea-length halter dresses in white and hot pink. They carried bouquets of mixed hot pink and light green flowers.
Flower girl was Lexi Lambert of Boyd, cousin of the groom. Ringbearer was Brylan Peebles of Boyd.
Best man was Rusty Rice of Boyd. Groomsmen were Russell Peebles and Mark Lambert Jr., both of Boyd, and Thomas Lambert of Decatur.
Stephanie Liedell of McKinney, and Candi Chapman of Boyd, both cousins of the groom, served at the reception at A&M Gardens.
The bride graduated from Slidell High School in 2004. She is employed by Integracare Home Health.
The groom is a 2002 graduate of Boyd High School. He is employed by the city of Denton and is a member of the Boyd Volunteer Fire Department.
Following a honeymoon trip to Whitesboro, the couple live in Boyd.
Published Sunday, October 7, 2007

Lisby, Rodney - Rodney and CeCe Lisby
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Dec. 4, 2007
Rodney and CeCe Lisby of Decatur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Decatur Civic Center.
Rodney Lisby and the former Cece Fulfer were married Dec. 4, 1957 in Love County, Okla.
The couple has three children, Rowdy Lisby and wife, Lou Ann, Lisa Caraway and husband, Gary, and Laurie Hodges and husband, Chris, all of Decatur; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Rodney is retired from Bell Helicopter and owns Wise Trucking. CeCe is a Realtor with Parker Properties.
Published Sunday, December 2, 2007

Littlepage - Mr. and Mrs. John David Littlepage
Vows exchanged May 16, 2007
Susan Renee Gillespie and John David Littlepage were married May 16, 2007, on Montego Beach in Jamaica.
The bride is the daughter of Edward and Brenda Gillespie of Alvord. She is the granddaughter of Dennis and Faye Landen of Pitkin, La.
The groom is the son of Rob and Beth Ritzel of Lewisville and the grandson of Harry McNeely of Graham.
A reception was hosted by the couple’s parents at Decatur Civic Center June 2.
The bride earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and is employed at an investigation firm.
The groom attends North Central Texas College in Corinth and is employed by Pierce Riverside Glass.
Following a Carribean Cruise, the couple reside in Denton.
Published Sunday, June 10, 2007

Lloyd - Mr. and Mrs. Pat and Anne Lloyd
25th wedding anniversary Sept. 25, 2007
Pat and Anne Lloyd of Decatur celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to the wine country in Sonoma County, Calif., and the Redwood Forest.
Pat Lloyd and the former Anne Trent were married Sept. 25, 1982, in New Blaine, Ark.
They have three children, Elliott of Argyle and Emma and Trevor of Decatur.
Pat is employed by Poco Graphite and Anne is a fitness instructor. They are members of the First United Methodist Church.
Published Sunday, October 14, 2007

Long - Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Wayne Long
Vows exchanged Dec. 23, 2006
Ella Darlene Plowman of Bridgeport and Jeffery Wayne Long of Ponder were married Dec. 23, 2006, in Ponder. Brother Kim officiated the double ring ceremoy.
The bride is the daughter of C.E. and Bertha Plowman of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Doyle and Im Lu Long of Ponder.
Escorted by Chris and Nathan Pewitt, the bride wore western attire.
Matrons of honor were Nathan Pewitt and Boni Long.
Best man was Stephen Long.
The bride is a graduate of Bridgeport High School. She works as a truck driver for North Texas Compression.
The groom is a graduate of Ponder High School. He works as a truck driver for JAG Trucking.
Published Sunday, February 11, 2007

Lynch - Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Leroy Lynch
Vows exchanged June 26, 2007
Carol Rachelle Ryan and Thomas Leroy Lynch were married June 26, 2007, on the beach in Jamaica in a private, double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Larry Brown of Greenwood and Larry and Joyce Stevens of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Dale and Sue Stoner of Krum.
The bride wore an authentic bridal wrap from the Jamaican Island and carried a bouquet of fresh daisies.
A reception was held at the home of Doniece Lanier. Servers were Anita Linder of Decatur, sister of the bride, and Lisa Taylor.
The bride is a graduate of Alvord High School and is employed by DATCU Credit Union.
The groom is a graduate of Krum High School and is employed by James Wood Motors in Decatur.
Following a honeymoon to Jamaica, the couple reside in Decatur.
Published Sunday, July 29, 2007