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Manoushagian (1) - Sandra Moyers and Jay T. Manoushagian
Marriage vows to be exchanged Feb. 25, 2007
Sandra Michelle Moyers of Charleston, S.C., daughter of Jim and Debra Moyers of Bridgeport, will marry Jay T. Manoushagian of Patuxent River, Md., son of Buck and Dana Manoushagian and Elana Bailey and Mike Cruciger, all of Bridgeport, Feb. 25, 2007, in Decatur. The Rev. Alan Ramsey of Fellowship Church in Knoxville, Tenn., will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Karns High School in Knoxville and attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She is works for the U.S. Air Force.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and attended the University of North Texas. He is employed by the Department of Public Safety, Law Enforcement branch with the U.S. Navy.
Published Sunday, January 14, 2007

Manoushagian (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Joshua T Manoushagian
Vows exchanged Feb. 25, 2007
Sandy Michelle Moyers of Charleston Air Force Base in South Carolina and Joshua T Manoushagian of Patuxent River, Md., were married Feb. 25, 2007, at the Decatur Civic Center. The Rev. Alan Ramsey of Knoxville, Tenn., officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jim and Debbie Moyers of Bridgeport.
The groom is the son of Buck and Dana Manoushagian, and Elana Bailey and Mike Cruciger, all of Bridgeport.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless satin A-line gown with beaded metallic embroidery on the bodice and a split-back chapel train. She carried a bouquet of “black magic” roses.
Matron of honor was Laura Cathleen (Catie) Moyers of Bridgeport, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Michelle Neff and Lori Ross. The bride’s honor attendants wore black satin strapless gowns with a contrasting white sash at the waist. They carried bouquets of red and white roses.
Best man was Buck Manoushagian of Bridgeport, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Jeremiah Mohr and Eric Bryant.
Flower girls were Madison and Abigail Ramsey, daughters of Alan and Diane Ramsey of Knoxville; Abigail and Savannah Whisenant, daughters of Travis and April Whisenant of Lampasas; and Camdyn Leidel, daughter of Johnny and Stephanie Leidel of McKinney. The flower girls wore white tea-length dresses with black sashes.
Ushers were Davis Manoushagian, brother of the groom, and Wes Bailey and Andy Manoushagian, cousins of the groom.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Decatur Civic Center hosted by the parents of the bride and groom.
A rehearsal dinner was held at Bridgeport Country Club.
The bride attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She is serving in the U.S. Air Force.
The groom attended the University of North Texas in Denton. He is serving in the U.S. Navy.
The couple took a wedding trip to the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina.
Published Sunday, April 22, 2007

Martin (1) - Jennifer Richter and Brad Martin
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 28, 2007
Jennifer Marie Richter, daughter of Duane Richter and Carolyn Richter of San Antonio, will marry Brad Ryan Martin of San Antonio, son of Davis and Deloris Martin of Paradise, on April 28, 2007, at the United Methodist Church of Boerne.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Margaret Beery of Fair Oaks Ranch and Paul and Vernelle Richter of San Antonio. She is a 2002 graduate of Smithson Valley High School and earned a bachelor of science degree in family and consumer sciences education from Texas Tech University in 2006. She is a student in the Texas Tech University Health Science Center nursing program.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Melvin and Jannie Meadows of Paradise and George and Maxine Martin of Abilene. He is a 2000 graduate of Paradise High School and earned a bachelor of science degree in agricultural communications from Texas Tech University in 2004. He is employed as regional sales manager for United Pump Supply in San Antonio.
Published Sunday, February 11, 2007

Martin (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Brad Martin
Vows exchanged April 28, 2007
Jennifer Marie Richter and Brad Ryan Martin were married April 28, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church in Boerne. Minister Paul Evans officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Duane Richter and Carolyn Richter of San Antonio. She is the granddaughter of Margaret Beery of Fair Oaks Ranch and Paul and Vernelle Richter of San Antonio.
The groom is the son of Davis and Deloris Martin of Paradise. He is the grandson of George and Maxine Martin of Abilene and Melvin and Jannie Meadows of Paradise.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin, strapless, A-line gown accented by champagne pearls and embroidery on the bodice, skirt and chapel-length train. She wore an elbow-length veil with pearls attached by a pearl and crystal headpiece.
She carried a bouquet of white roses and purple hydrangeas.
Maid of honor was Kristin Richter of San Antonio, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Jana Hamby of Justin, sister of the groom, Mary Mazdra of Beaumont, Cassie Fuller of New Braunfels, Amanda Poe of Bedford and Kristy Hoffman of San Antonio.
The attendants wore satin, mystic purple, halter tops with encrusted beads on the straps and tissue tafetta ballgown skirts with tacking in the front and back. Each carried a bouquet of white and purple roses.
Flower girls were Jenna Noble of Fair Oaks Ranch, cousin of the bride, and Danae Meadows of Paradise, cousin of the groom.
Best man was Josh Deal of Comanche. Groomsmen were Travis Hamby of Justin, brother-in-law of the groom, Byron Kennedy, Jerod Foster , cousin of the groom, and Bobby Sowder, all of Lubbock, and Drew Taylor of Plainview.
Ringbearers were Dustin Meadows of Paradise, cousin of the groom, and Mason McCoy of Marble Falls, cousin of the bride.
Ushers were Conch Berry of Denver, Colo., cousin of the bride, and Seth Foster of Paradise, cousin of the groom.
A reception followed the ceremony at the Fair Oaks Country Club.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of Smithson Valley High School. She earned a bachelor of science degree in family and consumer sciences education from Texas Tech Univeristy in 2006. She is a student in the Texas Tech Univeristy Health Science Center nursing program.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of Paradise High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in agricultural communications from Texas Tech Univeristy in 2004. He is employed as a regional sales manager for United Pump Supply in San Antonio.
Following a honeymoon cruise to Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, the couple reside in San Antonio.
Published Sunday, August 19, 2007

Martinez - Richard and Ethel Martinez
Twentieth wedding anniversary June 2, 2007
Richard and Ethel Martinez celebrated their twentieth wedding anniversary with an informal gathering June 2 at their home in Boyd.
They were married June 2, 1987, at the home of Richard’s parents in Hale Center.
Their children are Monica and J.R. Haller of Godley, Daniel Nugent, Rachel Martinez and Amanda and Tim Gomez of Haltom City.
They have eight granchildren, April, Jordan and Breanna Haller; Michael Nugent; Alan, Anthony and Chris Gomez; and Jacob and Erica Martinez.
Richard is a forklift operator at Michael’s Warehouse in Haslet. Ethel is a CBA attendant for IntegraCare Home Health.
Published Sunday, June 24, 2007

Massie - Tiffany Lynn Thornton and Gary O’dell Massie
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 1, 2007
Tiffany Lynn Thornton, daughter of Carol Thornton, both of Chico, will marry Gary O’dell Massie, son of Gary and Mary Jane Massie, all of Chico, on June 1, 2007, at the home of the groom’s parents in Chico. Ford McElroy will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Chico High School. She is a sophomore at Texas Woman’s University where she is pursuing a degree in physical therapy.
The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Chico High School. He attends EMT School in Weatherford where he is working to obtain certification as a fireman.
Published Sunday, May 27, 2007

Maxwell - Frank and Sue Maxwell
Fiftieth wedding anniversary June 28, 2007
Frank and Sue Maxwell of Greenwood will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at 2 p.m. June 23 at the Family LIfe Center at First Baptist Church in Decatur. The family requests no gifts.
Frank Maxwell and the former Sue Underwood were married June 28, 1957, at the home of her parents, the late Ross and Hazel Schleigh, in Denton.
The couple has two children, Kevin Maxwell and Melissa Wilson and husband, Randy, all of Greenwood; and three grandchildrem, J.J., Ashley and Chance Wilson, all of Greenwood.
Frank retired from Bell Helicopter after 10 1/2 years and as a dairyman after 48 years. Sue retired as postmaster of Greenwood after 37 years.
He is a deacon at First Baptist Church in Decatur. She is a member of the choir at First Baptist Church. They are both a part of the church’s Wednesday Night Meal Ministry. They owned Greenwood Grocery for seven years. They continue to run their farm and ranch in Greenwood.
Published Sunday, June 24, 2007

McCaa - Mr. and Mrs. Paul McCaa
Vows exchanged June 15, 2007
Amanda Marie Cillo-Burger and Paul McCaa were married July 15, 2007, at the Moshier home in Lewisville. Dave Moshier officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Harvey and Julie Burger of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Tim and Claudette McCaa of Waxahachie.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white dress with a black sash and carried a bouquet of red roses.
Bridesmaid was Holly Burger of Decatur, sister of the bride.
She wore a black dress and also carried a bouquet of red roses.
Flower girl was Psalm Barnard.
Best man was Kenneth Barnard.
A reception hosted by Jacque Moshier followed the ceremony.
The bride is a private school graduate and is a licensed massage therapist. She is employed by Melody Massage in Decatur.
The groom also graduated from a private school. He is self-employed.
Following a wedding trip to Lewisville and New York City, the couple reside in Decatur.
Published Sunday, July 29, 2007

McKelvain - Crystal Nicole Mowery and John Cody McKelvain
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug 11, 2007
Crystal Nicole Mowery, daughter of Walt and Brenda Mowery, all of Chico, will marry John Cody McKelvain of Bridgeport, son of Bobby and Liza Brazier of Bridgeport and Randy and Debra McKelvain of Alvord, Aug. 11, 2007, at the First Baptist Church in Alvord with Melvin L. Clay officiating.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Chico High School and a graduate of North Central Texas College Nursing. She is employed by Sunny Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation in Decatur.
The prospective groom is a 2000 Bridgeport High School graduate. He is employed by Wilson Supply in Bridgeport.
Published Sunday, July 29, 2007

McKibbens - Karen Rebecca Limme and Karl Brian McKibbens
Marriage vows to be exchanged Feb. 3, 2007
Karen Rebecca Limme of The Colony, daughter of Francis and David Limme of Decatur, will marry Karl Brian McKibbens of The Colony, son of Stanley and Mary K. McKibbens of Whitney, on Feb. 3, 2007, at Central Fellowship Church in Decatur. Monty Tuttle will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School. She earned a master’s degree in business from Texas Woman’s University in Denton. She is employed by Xerox Capital Services in Lewisville.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Sam Houston High School and is employed by General Electric in Frisco.
Published Sunday, January 21, 2007

Miller (1) - Whitney Goodwyn and Dean Miller Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 8, 2007
Whitney Victoria Goodwyn of Lubbock, daughter of Jeff and Pam Goodwyn of Decatur, will marry Dean Robert Miller Jr. of Lubbock, son of Dean and Maria Miller of San Antonio, on June 8, 2007, at the Azul Beach Hotel in Puerto Morelos, Mexico.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2005 graduate of Texas Tech University where she received a bachelor of science in nursing. She is a registered nurse in the cardiac intensive care unit at University Medical Center in Lubbock.
The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Clark High School in San Antonio and a 2005 graduate of Texas Tech University where he received a bachelor of science in nursing. He is a registered nurse in the surgical intensive care unit at University Medical Center.
Published Sunday, March 25, 2007

Miller (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Dean Robert Miller Jr.
Vows exchanged June 8, 2007
Whitney Victoria Goodwyn and Dean Robert Miller Jr., both of Lubbock, were married June 8, 2007, on the beach in Puerto Morelos, Mexico.
The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Pam Goodwyn and the granddaughter of Bobby and Raynette Wilson, all of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Dean and Maria Miller and the grandson of Maria Flores, all of San Antonio.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory strapless gown with a dropped waist and chapel-length train. It featured a wide, beaded sash that flowed down the train. She carried a bouquet of green orchids.
Matron of honor was Jessica Sicking of Lubbock and maid of honor was Claire Goodwyn of Decatur, both sisters of the bride. Bridesmatrons were Ashly Berry and Ryan Brown, both of Decatur.
Honor attendants wore tea-length halter dresses in coral satin and chiffon. They carried white orchids and also wore them in their hair.
Best man was Kelly Miller of Kaneohe, Hawaii, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Ashley Brown of Decatur and Jeff Sicking of Lubbock, brother-in-law of the bride.
Soloist was RozlynWurtz of San Antonio, sister of the groom.
A reception hosted by the bride’s parents followed the ceremony on the beach.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Tech University in 2005. She is a nurse at University Medical Center in Lubbock and will begin studying for a master of science degree in the nurse practitioner program at Tech this fall.
The groom is a 1999 graduate of Clark High School in San Antonio and graduated from Texas Tech in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. He is a registered nurse in the surgical intensive care unit at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
Published Sunday, July 15, 2007

Moss, T.A. - T.A. and Bonnie Moss
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Aug. 26, 2007
T.A. and Bonnie Moss of Decatur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at their home.
T.A. Moss and the former Bonnie Tucker were married Aug. 26, 1957, in Henrietta.
They have seven children, Deanna Melson, Danny Grant, Gladys Smith, Patricia Billington and Katherine Buggar, all of Decatur, Deborah Franklin of Boonsville and Sarah Wise of Sunset; 21 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
T.A. retired from the county and Bonnie retired from Lorch sewing factory. They are both members of Family Worship Center.
Published Sunday, August 26, 2007

Moss, Wesley H. - Raylee M. Gentry and Wesley H. Moss
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 23, 2007
Raylee M. Gentry, daughter of Jimmy and Gail Gentry of Paradise, will marry Wesley H. Moss, son of Bob and Christy Moss, all of Decatur, on June 23, 2007, at the First Baptist Church in Boyd.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samie Erwin of Boyd and Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Gentry of Paradise.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Moss of Decatur and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Couch of Keller.
Published Sunday, May 6, 2007

Mullaney - Courtney Hopkins and Christopher Mullaney
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 28, 2007
Courtney Brooke Hopkins of Fort Worth, daughter of Mark and Helen Hopkins of Haslet, will marry Christopher Paul Mullaney of Fort Worth, son of Kevin and Grace Mullaney of Bedford, on April 28, 2007, at Texas Christian University’s Robert Carr Chapel in Fort Worth. The Rev. Brian Young, TCU campus Methodist minister, will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1994 graduate of Northwest High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders from TCU in 1998 and a master’s degree in communication disorders from Texas Tech University in 2000. She is employed as a speech pathologist for Therapy 2000 in Dallas.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Trinity High School. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas and attended the Police Academy at the University of Texas at Austin. He is employed at a police officer for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
Published Sunday, March 18, 2007

Munn - Billy and Shirley Munn
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Aug. 17, 2007
Billy and Shirley Munn of Bridgeport will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a come-and-go reception hosted by their children from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Bridgeport Public Library.
Billy Munn and the former Shirley Smith were married Aug. 17, 1957, in Ardmore, Okla.
They have one son, Brett Munn and wife, Monica, of Paradise; a daughter, Amy Galley and husband, Matt, of Dallas; and three granddaughters, Angela and Felica Munn and Berlin Galley.
Billy retired from Bridgeport post office where he was a clerk for 35 years. Shirley retired from the Bridgeport Public Library where she was an assistant librarian. She is a realtor for Keller Williams Realty.
The family requests no gifts.
Published Sunday, August 12, 2007

Nichols - Amber Renee Minix and Matthew Byrd Nichols
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 13, 2007
Amber Renee Minix of Athens, daughter of Donnie and Joy Minix of Joshua, will marry Matthew Byrd Nichols of Athens, son of Jan and Husky Morrow of Decatur and Bill Nichols of Denton, on Oct. 13, 2007, in Athens. The mother of the groom will perform the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Joshua High School and Tarleton State University. She is co-owner of Cowgirl Creations.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and Tarleton State University. He is employed by Natural Resources Conservation Service in Corsicana.
Published Sunday, September 23, 2007

Nix - Charles and Carolyn Nix
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Aug. 9, 2007
Charles Wayne and Carolyn Nix celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an Alaskan cruise and tour with family members Gloria Evans and Sylvia Hicks.
Charles Wayne Nix and the former Carolyn Sue George were married on Aug. 9, 1957, by the Rev. Cletus Beights at the home of the bride’s parents in Midland.
They have three daughters, Linda Johnson and husband, Randy, of Keller, Anne Wilkinson and husband, Randy, of Fort Worth, and Gloria Spainhour and husband, Rob, of Lindale; and four grandchildren.
Charles is a retired Delta Airlines pilot and a member of VFW Post 10374. Carolyn is a member of the Rhome Women’s Club and volunteers at the Boyd Food Bank. They are members of the First United Methodist Church in Boyd.
Published Sunday, August 26, 2007

Ogden (1) - Susan Catherine Summers and Ryan Ogden
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 11, 2007
Susan Catherine Summers of Round Rock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Summers of Decatur, will marry Ryan Ogden of Atlanta, Ga., son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ogden of Lantana, Aug. 11, 2007, at the First Baptist Church of Decatur with the Revs. John DuBroc and Mark McGoldrick officiating.
The bride-elect is a 2000 Decatur High School and 2004 Hardin-Simmons University graduate. She is a kindergarten teacher at Cottonwood Creek Elementary School in Hutto.
The prospective groom is a 1990 Roswell High School and 1994 Georgia Tech graduate. He is involved with the Georgia Tech Business Network and is employed by North Highland Company as a principal.
Published Sunday, June 24, 2007

Ogden (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Jay Ogden
Vows exchanged Aug. 11, 2007
Susan Catherine Summers of Round Rock and Ryan Jay Ogden of Atlanta, Ga., were married Aug. 11, 2007, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur. The Revs. Jon DuBroc of The Woodlands and Mark McGoldrick of Atlanta officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Summers of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ogden of Lantana.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless, princess style gown in ivory. It featured beaded shiffli lace over satin with pearl accents and extended to a semi-cathedral-length train. Her headpiece was an elbow-length veil with a blusher and pearl accents. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of cream Calla lilies, green dendrobium orchids with accents of coffee beans and looped bear grass.
Matron of honor was Stephanie Hughes of Round Rock, sister of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Jill Summers of Nashville, Tenn., sister-in-law of the bride, Christin Hayurst of Felt, Idaho, Marianne Gibson of Taylor, Alicia Gage of Little Elm, Jennifer Boland of Fort Worth, Karen DuBroc of The Woodlands, Michelle Ellis of Stephenville, Jocelyn Gonzales of Arlington and Kasey Pounds of Grand Prairie.
Honor attendants wore strapless satin cocktail-length dresses in espresso that featured a fitted bodice accented with pleats and A-line skirts.
They carried hand-tied bouquets of Leonidas and green roses accented with coffee beans and looped bear grass.
Best man was Richard Ogden of Lantana, brother of the groom.
Groomsmen were Stephen Summers of Nashville, brother of the bride, David Touwsma, Chad Moody, Jason Byars, Matt Russell, Bird Blitch and Alan Kennedy, all of Atlanta, Ga., Matt Boltin of Marietta, Ga., and Steven Shillcutt of Woodstock, Ga.
Ushers were Bennett Woodruff of Boerne, James Holt of Corinth, Brian Ogden of Lantana, nephew of the groom, Derek Porter and Ken Wilson, both of Atlanta, and Scott Crocker of Franklin, Tenn.
Guest book attendant was Janaé Daniels of Manchester, Tenn.
Organist was Matt Joiner of Decatur. Pianist and soloist was Jeremy Kirles of Abilene. Matt Ellis of Stephenville played guitar.
A reception was hosted by the bride's parents at The Club at Runaway Bay.
The bride is a 2000 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2004 graduate of Hardin-Simmons University.
The groom is a 1990 graduate of Roswell High School and a 1994 graduate of Georgia Tech where he earned a degree in industrial engineering. He is employed by North Highland Company.
Following a honeymoon trip to St. Lucia, the couple live in Atlanta.
Published Sunday, September 23, 2007

Orman - Tandra Yvette Coursey and Erik O’Neal Orman
Marriage vows to be exchanged Feb. 23, 2007
Tandra Yvette Coursey of Keller, daughter of Cecil and Denise Coursey of Bridgeport and Patsy and Lonnie Chapman of Harrah, Okla., will marry Erik O’Neal Orman of Keller, son of June Orman of Bartlett, Tenn., on Feb. 23, 2007, in Keller with the Rev. Darrel Phillips officiating.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She is a homemaker.
The prospective groom is a 1994 graduate of Bartlett High School in Tennessee. He is employed as an operations manager at Federal Express in Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, January 28, 2007

Ottinger - Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Koury Ottinger
Vows March 17, 2007
Jamie Leann Hamblin and Kyle Koury Ottinger of Tucson, Ariz., were married March 17, 2007, at Alliance United Methodist Church in Fort Worth. The Rev. Jerry Neff officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of James and Lavonda Hamblin of Bridgeport.
The groom is the son of William Ottinger of Boston and Mona Ottinger of San Antonio.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an A-line gown adorned with Swarovski crystals. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of lavender roses and hypericum berries.
Maid of honor was Joy Kennedy of Dallas. Bridesmaids were Lauren Gallander of Liberty Hill, Andrea Fergel of Tucson, Jean Worthen of Bridgeport, sister-in-law of the bride, and Samantha Ottinger of Allentown, Penn., sister of the groom. Honor attendants wore floor-length gowns with halter necklines in clover.
Flower girls were Rylee Bolin of Fort Worth, cousin of the bride, and Olivia Frounfelker of North East, Mass., cousin of the groom. Ringbearer was Cody Ottinger of Evansville, Ind., nephew of the groom.
Candlelighter was Tyler Hamblin of Bridgeport, nephew of the bride.
Bell ringers were Jacob Slimp, Toby Hamblin, Kolby Hamblin and Alex Hamblin, all of Bridgeport and nephews of the bride.
Best man was Jeff Norton of San Antonio. Groomsmen were Matthew Leonard of Dallas, Lucas Smith of Houston, Sean Ottinger of Evansville, Ind., brother of the groom, and James Hamblin Jr. of Bridgeport, brother of the bride.
Ushers were Blake Bolin of Fort Worth, cousin of the bride, and Lee Pilgreen of Houston.
Guest book attendant was Paige Scarpinato of Bridgeport, cousin of the bride.
A reception hosted by the couple and their parents followed the ceremony at Diamond Oaks Country Club.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of Bridgport High School and a 2003 graduate of Texas A&M University. She is a geometry and chemistry teacher for Vail Unified School District.
The groom is a 1997 graduate of Roosevelt High School in San Antonio and a 2002 graduate of Texas A&M University. He is a systems engineer for Raytheon Missile Systems.
Following a honeymoon trip to Negril, Jamaica, the couple live in Tucson.
Published Sunday, April 1, 2007

Parker - Barbara Rushell Bernard and Andrew Parker
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 29, 2007
Barbara Rushell Bernard of Boyd, daughter of the Rev. Steven and Bobbie Bernard of Boyd, will marry Andrew Clevland Parker of Newton, Ga., son of the Rev. Malcolm and Sandra Parker of Newton, June 29, 2007, at The Church of God in Boyd with the Revs. Bernard and Parker officiating.
The bride-elect attended Boyd Christian Academy and graduated from home school with The Church of God in Boyd in 2004.
The prospective groom graduated from New Hope Christian Academy in 2001 and received a bachelor of Biblical literature degree from Ozark Bible Institute in 2005. He is employed by Parker Construction and is assistant pastor of Baker County Assembly of God in Newton.
Published Sunday, June 17, 2007

Petty - Aubrey Juarez and Justin Petty
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 21, 2007
Aubrey Michele Juarez, daughter of John and Sandra Juarez, all of Bridgeport, will marry Justin Petty of Fort Worth, son of Bob and Martha Foot of Baton Rouge, La., and the late Gerald Petty, on April 21, 2007, in Denton.
The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 2001 graduate of Tarleton State University. She is employed as a branch manager of Corner Stone Staffing.
The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Crowley High School and a 2002 graduate of Tarleton State University. He is employed as a sales manager of Don Davis Auto Group.
Published Sunday, February 25, 2007

Pike - Erin Wagner and Chris Pike
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 28, 2007
Erin Wagner of Stephenville, daughter of Rodney and Patti Wagner of Meridian, will marry Chris Pike of Stephenville, son of Charlie and Marianne Pike of Paradise, July 28, 2007, at First United Methodist Church of Meridian.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Meridian High School.
The prospective groom is a 2003 Paradise High School graduate and a 2007 Tarleton State University graduate.
Published Sunday, July 1, 2007

Pond - Kimberly Smith and Kevin Pond
Marriage vows to be exchanged Feb. 13, 2007
Kimberly Diane Smith of Las Vegas, Nev., daughter of William and Linda Smith of South Dakota, will marry Kevin Ray Pond of Edwards, Calif., son of Sandie Pond of Boyd, on Feb. 13, 2007, at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas. A reception will follow at Rosemary’s Restaurant.
The bride-elect received a bachelor of science in applied mathematics with honors from Illinois Institute of Technology where she was a member of the Air Force ROTC. She is employed as an aircraft maintenance officer at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas. She plans to become an acquisitions officer in the near future.
The prospective groom received a master of science degree in mathematical science from the University of Texas at Dallas while also attending the University of North Texas Air Force ROTC. He is employed as an analytical scientist on the CV22 and Predator at Edwards Air Force Base in Edwards, Calif.
Published Sunday, February 11, 2007

Potter, Pat - Jackie and Pat Potter
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Nov. 29, 2007
Jackie and Pat Potter of Decatur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 with a reception at the civic center in Justin hosted by their family and friends. Family and friends are invited to attend. No gifts please.
Jackie Potter and the former Pat Berry were married Nov. 29, 1957, in Marietta, Okla.
They have a son, Mike Potter, and a daughter, Brenda Wenniger, both of Decatur.
Jackie is a retired aircraft worker and rancher. Pat is a retired secretary. They are both members of the Corinth Baptist Church.
Published Sunday, November 11, 2007

Potter, Richard Lee - Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lee Potter
Vows exchanged April 13, 2007
Diana Lynn Johnson of Beaumont and Richard Lee Potter of Decatur were married April 13, 2007, in Decatur. Justice of the Peace Jan Morrow officiated the double ring ceremony.
Best man was Richard Potter, Jr.
The bride is the daughter of Jimmy and June Lee and Richard and Luella Pointer.
The groom is the son of James and Lucille Potter and is employed by Imerial Fabricating.
Published Sunday, May 27, 2007

Poulopoulos - Ashley Danielle Eslick and Joshua Ilias Poulopoulos
Marriage vows to be exchanged Feb. 29, 2008
Ashley Danielle Eslick of Las Vegas, daughter of Lisa Eslick of Las Vegas and Shani “John” Garabet of Arlington, will marry Joshua I. Poulopoulos, son of Babbette Poulopoulos, both of Las Vegas, on Feb. 29, 2008, in Las Vegas.
The bride-elect is a former resident of Wise County and was a student at Decatur High School. She is a 2007 graduate of Raven School in New Waverly and is employed by American Family Insurance in Las Vegas.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Del Sol High School in Las Vegas and is a member of the Nevada Army National Guard.
Published Sunday, October 7, 2007

Prcin - Megan Michelle Word and Michael Brook Prcin
Marriage vows to be exchanged Jan. 3, 2008
Megan Michelle Word of Alvord, daughter of Kenny and Jodene Word of Alvord, will marry Michael Brook Prcin of Alvord, son of Doug and Julie Prcin of Alvord, Jan. 3, 2008, at Angel Fire Resort in Angel Fire, N.M. A reception will follow Jan. 12, 2008, at Los Vaqueros Restaurant in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect is an Alvord High School graduate and is employed by Products Unlimited.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Northwest High School and is employed by Texas Environmental Management.
Published Sunday, December 30, 2007

Pryor - Herman and Kaleta Pryor
Sixtieth wedding anniversary July 19, 2007
Herman Odell and Kaleta May Pryor celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 22 at the home of their son, Larry Pryor.
Herman Pryor and the former Kaleta Simpson were married July 19, 1947, by the justice of the peace in Detroit, Texas.
They have eight children, 19 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 15 step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.
Herman worked at McCoin Sawmill, the Coke plant, Dye Trucking and B.K. Kennedy Trucking until his retirement. Kaleta worked at Lorch Westway, Jewels and Al’s Cafe, and provided home daycare and volunteered for the PRC.
They are members of the former Bell Baptist Church that is now Lifehouse Church in Decatur. They moved from Dallas to Wise County in 1962.
Published Sunday, August 12, 2007

Ratliff (1) - Cherise Christiana Kaspar and Derrick Wade Ratliff
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 14, 2007
Cherise Christiana Kaspar of College Station, daughter of Dan and Lynda Kaspar of Shiner, will marry Derrick Wade Ratliff, son of Robert and Linda Ratliff of Boyd, July 14, 2007, in Bryan with the Pastor Brad Evans of Grace Bible Church in College Station officiating.
The bride-elect graduated in December 2006 with a degree in finance from Texas A&M University. She is employed by Keller Williams Realty.
The prospective groom graduated in May 2007 with a degree in wildlife and fisheries sciences and a minor in business. He is employed by Gander Mountain.
Published Sunday, June 17, 2007

Ratliff (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Derrick Ratliff
Vows exchanged July 14, 2007
Cherise Kaspar and Derrick Ratliff, both of College Station, were married July 14, 2007, at The Greenbranch in Bryan. Pastor Brad Evans of Grace Bible Church officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Dan and Lynda Kaspar of Shiner. She is the granddaughter of Don Kaspar of Shiner.
The groom is the son of Robert and Linda Ratliff of Boyd. He is the grandson of Leonard Ratliff of Boyd and Roy and Nadine Mara of Boyd.
Maid of honor was Lisa Griffin of Sugar Land. Bridesmaids were Sarah Lang of Boerne, Courtney Kaspar of Shiner, cousin of the bride, and Kelly Marcum of Boyd.
Best man was Logan Ratliff of Boyd, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Austin Ratliff of Boyd, brother of the groom, Erik Anderson of Springfield, Mo., and Trent Phillips of Henrietta.
Ushers were Jason Kaspar of Shiner, brother of the bride, Matt Averitt of Boyd and D.C. Kaspar of Shiner, cousin of the bride. Christopher Kaspar, cousin of the bride, provided music for the ceremony.
A reception hosted by the bride’s parents followed the outdoor ceremony at the reception hall at The Greenbranch.
Following wedding travel to Hawaii, the couple has moved to Eugene, Oregon.
The bride is a graduate of Shiner High School and a 2006 graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor of business degree in finance. She will be employed with Keller Williams Realty.
The groom is a graduate of Boyd High School and a 2007 graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor degree in wildlife and fisheries and a minor in business. He will be working as a new product developer for BowTech.
Published Sunday, September 9, 2007

Read - Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Wayne Read
Vows exchanged Oct. 13, 2007
Melissa Renee McClain and Christopher Wayne Read of Chico were married Oct. 13, 2007, at Grand Traditions in Corinth. Mike McDaniel officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Debra McClain of Chico.
The groom is the son of Dickie and Eva Read of Bridgeport.
Matron of honor was Rhonda Myers of Alvord. Bridesmaids were Kelli Schraceo of Decatur, Jesica McEachern of Alvord and Taylor Sheppard of Cottondale, niece of the groom.
Ringbearer was Brenton Read of Cottondale, son of D.J. Read and Sheila Read.
Best man was Russell Myers of Alvord. Groomsmen were D.J. Read, brother of the groom, David McEachern of Alvord and Jeremy McClain of Chico, brother of the bride.
Ushers were Travis Schraceo of Decatur and Curtis Record of Denton.
Guest book attendant was Reah Ivey of Denton.
The bride is a graduate of Decatur High School and is employed by Guardian Title Company.
The groom is a graduate of Paradise High School and is employed by Technisource.
Following a honeymoon trip to Cancun, Mexico, the couple live in Chico.
Published Sunday, December 2, 2007

Reed - Alisha Renee Vaughan and Robert Dustin Reed
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 7, 2007
Alisha Renee Vaughan, daughter of Terry and Robin Vaughan, all of Boyd, will marry Robert Dustin Reed, son of Vickie and Calvin Wilhoit of Bridgeport and Charlie and Tamara Reed of Keller, July 7, 2007, at MD Resort.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Boyd High School and is co-owner of Tan Your Hide and A. Vaughan Mini Storage.
The prospective groom is a 2002 Bridgeport High School graduate and is employed by DDC as a directional driller.
Published Sunday, June 10, 2007

Reeves - Lacey Sterling and Eric Reeves
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 30, 2007
Lacey Sterling, daughter of Galen and Claudine Wiley of Bridgeport, will marry Eric Reeves, son of Phil and Nancy Reeves of Trophy Club, on Sept. 30, 2007, at A&M Gardens in Azle.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She is the granddaughter of Valeta Harris of Azle.
The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Northwest High School.
Published Sunday, September 2, 2007

Reid, Joe Wendell - Joe Wendell and Darlene Reid
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Feb. 9, 2007
Joe Wendell and Darlene Reid of Rhome were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Aurora Baptist Church.
Joe Wendell Reid and the former Darlene Forsyth were married Feb. 9, 1957, in Fort Worth.
They have three children, Mickey Reid of Rhome, Karen Keeton of Haslet and Pam Kemp of Boyd; and six grandchildren.
Joe Wendell retired from General Dynamics as a jig builder.
Darlene retired from E/FW as a supervisor. She is a member of Aurora Baptist Church.
Published Sunday, February 11, 2007

Reid, Travis Joe - Sarah Whitney ‘Tate’ Tatum and Travis Joe Reid
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 27, 2007
Sarah Whitney “Tate” Tatum, daughter of Browder and Debbie Tatum, all of Italy, will marry Travis Joe Reid, son of Mickey and Judy Reid, all of Rhome, on Oct. 27, 2007, at the Central Baptist Church in Italy.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Hardin Simmons University where she earned a degree in political science and legal study.
The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of Hardin Simmons University where he earned a degree in business management. He is employed by Superior Pipeline.
Published Sunday, October 14, 2007

Rhine - Melissa Thompson and Clayton Rhine
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 17, 2007
Melissa Elyse Thompson, daughter of Timothy and Terri Thompson of Weatherford, will marry Clayton Bret Rhine, son of Shelly Rhine of Peaster and Bret and Christie Rhine of Decatur, on March 17, 2007, at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Weatherford.
The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Peaster High School. She is attending Weatherford College and will graduate in May 2007. She plans to continue her education at the University of Texas at Arlington.
The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Peaster High School. He is employed by Johnson Controls through Weatherford College, where he will begin courses in the fall. He plans to continue his education at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Published Sunday, February 18, 2007

Richardson - Kristen Morris and Terry Richardson
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 3, 2007
Kristin Morris, daughter of Wayne and Trena Morris of Chico will marry Terry Richardson of Irving, son of Velma Edwards and the late Bill Richardson on Nov. 3, 2007, in a double ring ceremony at Central Baptist Church in Chico. Jerry Stout will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Chico High School. She is employed by IGA Foodliner of Decatur.
The prospective groom is a 1990 graduate of Miles High School. He is employed by Ryder Trucking in Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, October 21, 2007

Richey - Tiffany Jvonne Booth and Nicholas Keith Richey
Marriage vows to be exchanged Jan. 5, 2008
Tiffany Jvonne Booth of Fort Worth, daughter of Margie Ochoa of Roanoke and Ronny and Demi Booth of Fort Worth, will marry Nicholas Keith Richey of Fort Worth, son of Mike and Shirley Richey of Paradise, Jan. 5, 2008, at Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands with Paul Ricketts officiating.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Chico High School and a 2005 graduate of Texas A&M with a degree in communications.
She is employed by Richey Oilfield Construction.
The prospective groom is a 1999 Paradise High School graduate and a 2004 graduate of Tarleton State University with a degree in exercise sports studies.
He is also employed by Richey Oilfield Construction.
Published Sunday, December 30, 2007

Rife - Hayley Jo Foster and Jonathan Adam Rife
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 29, 2007
Hayley Jo Foster, daughter of Jay and Marsha Foster, all of Paradise, will marry Jonathan Adam Rife, son of Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Robert Stanton and Peggy Rife of Abilene, on Dec. 29, 2007, at Decatur Church of Christ.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Melvin and Jannie Lou Meadows of Paradise and J.C. and Peggy Foster of Hubbard. She is a 2003 graduate of Paradise High School and a December candidate for graduation from Texas Tech University with a master of science degree in accounting.
The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Wylie High School in Abilene and a 2006 graduate of Texas Tech University with a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing and management. He is employed by J.B. Hunt in Midland.
Published Sunday, November 18, 2007

Riggs (1) - Casie Ann Wilson and John H.G. Riggs Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 22, 2007
Casie Ann Wilson of Fort Worth, daughter of Blane and Charlene Wilson of Boyd, will marry John H.G. Riggs Jr. of Fort Worth, son of John and Robin Riggs of Granbury, Sept. 22, 2007, at M.D. Resort.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Boyd High School and attended Weatherford College. She is a nurse at John Peter Smith Hospital.
The prospective groom is a 1996 Granbury High School graduate. He is employed by Efficient Attic Systems as an installer supervisor.
Published Sunday, August 19, 2007

Riggs (2) - Mr. and Mrs. John H.G. Riggs
Vows exchanged Sept. 22, 2007
Casie Ann Wilson and John H.G. Riggs, both of Fort Worth, were married Sept. 22, 2007, at M.D. Resort in Aurora. Ruth Gaskins officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Blane and Charlene Wilson of Boyd. She is the granddaughter of Maudine Presley and Don Wilson, both of Boyd.
The groom is the son of John and Robin Riggs of Granbury. He is the grandson of Terry and Susan Story of Meridian.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an empire-waisted sheath gown in candlelight beaded Alencon lace that featured a sweep train. Her headpiece was candlelight illusion tulle trimmed with pearls and made by her grandmother.
She carried a bouquet of pink and white roses, calla lilies and stargazer lilies accented with coffee berries and looped bear grass.
Maid of honor was Brittany Wilson of Austin, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Tuesday Wilson of Austin, sister of the bride and Allison Riggs of Dallas, sister of the groom.
Honor attendants wore knee-length dusty rose dresses with chiffon overlays and carried bouquets of pink roses.
Flower girl was Celeste Riggs, niece of the groom, and ringbearer was Ryan Riggs, both of Granbury, nephew of groom, children of Cheyanne Smith and Danny Riggs.
Best man was Shawn Howell of Fort Worth. Groomsmen were Brian Blaylock of California and Bryan Webster of Fort Worth.
A reception hosted by the bride’s parents followed the ceremony at the Boyd Community Center. Mary Embry provided music.
The bride is a graduate of Boyd High School and Weatherford College, where she earned an associate’s degree in nursing. She is attending Tarrant County College and is employed by John Peter Smith Hospital.
The groom is a graduate of Granbury High School and attended Tarrant County College. He is employed as a supervisor at Effecient Attic Systems.
Following a honeymoon trip to Hot Springs, Ark., the couple live in Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, November 25, 2007

Riley - Charles and Annette Riley
Fortieth wedding anniversary Nov. 11, 2007
Charles and Annette Riley of Decatur celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary at a surprise open house reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at the Eagle Drive Baptist Church in Decatur hosted by their daughters. Family and friends were invited to attend.
Charles Riley and the former Annette Rosenburg were married Nov. 11, 1967, at the home of the bride’s parents, Tommy and Bernice Rosenburg.
They have two daughters, Saretha Riley of Adrian, Mich., and Monica Slimp and husband, Johnny, of Decatur; three grandchildren, Zachary Slimp, Cori Spence and James Slimp; and six great-grandchildren, Tyler, Travis, Gavin, Trent, Sara and Kaitlyn.
Charles retired from the Air Force and Poco Graphite in Decatur.
Annette is the secretary and treasurer at Immanuel Baptist Church and retired from First National Bank, both in Decatur.
They both attend Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur.
Published Sunday, November 11, 2007

Rivas - Stephanie Davis and Johnny Rivas
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 6, 2007
Stephanie Davis, daughter of Bill and Jeanne Woods, all of Decatur, will marry Johnny Rivas, son of Juan and Maria Rivas, all of Decatur, on Oct. 6, 2007, in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Keller High School. She graduated from Sandford Brown College in Dallas after studying medical assisting.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Decatur High School. He is employed by AC Audio in Decatur.
Published Sunday, September 30, 2007

Romine - Jesse Baker and Gregg Romine
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 14, 2007
Jesse Baker, daughter of Joe and Donna Baker, all of Lindsay, Okla., will marry Gregg Romine, son of Dale and Staci Romine, all of Alvord, on April 14, 2007, at the First Baptist Church of Lindsay with the Rev. C.E. Cole officiating.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Lindsay High School. She is pursuing a degree in physical therapy and is employed by Lifeline Health in Chickasha, Okla.
The prospective groom is a 2004 graduate of Alvord High School and a 2006 graduate of Tarrant County College Police Academy. He is a police officer for the City of Bridgeport.
Published Sunday, April 8, 2007

Rose - Claire Michelle Benedict and David Paul Rose Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 21, 2007
Claire Michelle Benedict, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Bradley Benedict, all of Arlington, will marry David Paul Rose Jr. of Paradise, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thomas Wooten of Grapevine and Mr. and Mrs. David Paul Rose Sr. of Irving, at Royal Lane Baptist Church in Dallas on July 21, 2007. Dr. Stephen Graham will officiate. A reception at the Empire Room will follow the ceremony.
The bride-elect earned a bachelor of science degree in family and consumer sciences from Baylor University. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta social sorority. She is a family and consumer science teacher in the Plano Independent School District and is a volleyball coach at Texas Advantage Volleyball Club.
The prospective groom is a graduate of North Central Texas College where he was a member of the Young Pro Rodeo Tour. He is a sales representative for Williams Insulation in Dallas and is an active team roper in rodeos across Texas.
Published Sunday, May 20, 2007

Sales - Mr. and Mrs. Devon Ray Sales
Marriage vows exchanged March 10, 2007
Ashley Nichole Victoria Howeth and Devon Ray Sales, both of Bridgeport, were married March 10, 2007, at Whitt Assembly of God in Whitt. The Rev. Franklin Roop of Mineral Wells officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of the late Dale and Tracy Howeth.
The groom is the son of Jeff Sales of El Paso and Tina Sales of Bridgeport.
The bride was escorted by her brother, Felix Salinas of Corpus Christi.
A reception followed the ceremony at the Whitt parsonage.
The bride is a 2005 graduate of Westbrook High School in Beaumont.
The groom is a 2005 graduate of Paradise High School in Paradise.
Published Sunday, March 18, 2007

Sanders - Chelsea Hogue and Calob Sanders
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 26, 2007
Chelsea Hogue of Springfield, Mo., daughter of Scott and Dawna Cobeen of Lebanon, Mo., will marry Calob Sanders of Springfield, son of Larry and Cindy Sanders of St. Charles, Mo., on May 26, 2007, in Springfield. Jeremy Plevka of Parkcrest Baptist Church will officiate.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Garland and Francene Middleton of Decatur and the great-granddaughter of Anita Middleton of Brownwood. She is a graduate of Lebanon High School and is a student at Ozark Technical Community College where she is studying medical coding. She is employed by Wal-Mart.
The prospective groom is a graduate of St. Charles High School and is a student at Baptist Bible College where he is earning a degree to be a youth pastor. He is employed by Krystal Aire Hotel.
Published Sunday, April 1, 2007

Scott - Lesley Nicole Anderson and Stephen Andrew Scott
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 23, 2007
Lesley Nicole Anderson of Dallas, daughter of Laura and Charles Anderson of Paradise, will marry Stephen Andrew Scott of Dallas, son of Nancy and the late Steve Scott of Dallas, June 23, 2007, at Los Cabos, Mexico.
The bride-elect graduated from Paradise High School and is a 2003 graduate of Texas A&M University. She is employed by the Dallas Business Journal in Dallas.
The prospective groom graduated from Lake Highlands High School in Dallas and Southern Methodist University. He is employed by Joe LaBarber Company in Dallas.
Published Sunday, June 10, 2007

Shaw (1) - Deborah Loyce Cooper and Monte Steven Shaw
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 10, 2007
Deborah Loyce Cooper of Decatur, daughter of Sharon Cooper of Decatur and the late Kenneth “Sug” Cooper, will marry Monte Steven Shaw of Decatur, son of Opal Shaw of Decatur and the late John Shaw, on March 10, 2007, at The Victorian House in Kaufman. The Rev. David Isbell of Eagle Drive Baptist Church will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School. She received a bachelor of business administration and a master of education degree from Texas Woman’s University. She works as assistant principal at Carson Elementary School.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Decatur High School. He received a bachelor of science degree from Texas Tech University. He works as the Wise County tax assessor-collector.
Published Sunday, January 28, 2007

Shaw (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Monte Shaw
Vows exchanged March 10, 2007
Deborah Loyce Cooper and Monte Steven Shaw, both of Decatur, were married March 10, 2007, at The Victorian House in Kaufman. The Rev. David Isbell of Eagle Drive Baptist Church in Decatur officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Sharon Cooper of Decatur and the late Kenneth “Sug” Cooper.
The groom is the son of Opal Shaw of Decatur and the late John Shaw.
Escorted by her mother, the bride wore a white gown of lace over satin. The bodice had a V-neck halter and the skirt had a mermaid silhouette. The gown was adorned with crystal beads and sequins and had a semi-cathedral-length train. Her headpiece was a two-tier elbow-length veil with corded edges. She carried a bouquet of Stargazer lilies and starfire roses.
Matron of honor was Sherri Harding of Bryan. Bridesmaid was Christian Staley of Fort Worth, niece of the groom. They wore sleeveless ball gowns in apple with envelope backs that featured embroidery. They carried bouquets of Stargazer lilies.
Candlelighters were Rebeckah Staley and Mercy Staley, both of Decatur and nieces of the groom. They wore embroidered taffeta halter tops with beaded trim and tea-length skirts in apple. They wore wrist corsages of starfire roses.
Groomsmen were Thomas Staley and Joseph Staley, both of Decatur, and John Shaw of Carrollton, all nephews of the groom. John also served as the usher.
Soloist was Gloria Bryan of Decatur, cousin of the groom. She sang “From This Moment On.”
A reception followed the ceremony at The Victorian House.
The bride is a graduate of Decatur High School and earned a bachelor of business administration and a master’s degree in education from Texas Woman’s University. She is assistant principal at Carson Elementary School in Decatur.
The groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and earned a bachelor of science degree from Texas Tech University. He is the tax assessor collector for Wise County.
Following a honeymoon trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple live in Decatur.
Published Sunday, April 1, 2007

Smalley - Ashley Jene Melton and Dustin Lee Smalley
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 2007
Ashley Jene Melton of Bridgeport, daughter of Gene and Robin Melton of Runaway Bay, will marry Dustin Lee Smalley of Bridgeport, son of Judi and Bob Conger of Runaway Bay and Dan Smalley of Ft. Worth, in June at the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport. David Burrows will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Bridgeport High School and graduated magna cum laude in 2004 from Midwestern State University with a bachelor’s degree in English. She is the executive assistant/community relations specialist for the city of Bridgeport.
The prospective groom graduated from Bridgeport High School in 2002 and will graduate in May from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in finance.
Published Sunday, January 21, 2007

Smith, Brandon - Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Smith
Vows exchanged Aug. 17, 2007
Michelle Russell of Boyd and Brandon Smith of Azle were married Aug. 17, 2007, at the Brownstone Wedding Chapel in Weatherford. Alan Craig officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of David Russell of Runaway Bay and Nanci Russell of Boyd. She is the granddaughter of Carson and Anne Russell of Runaway Bay.
The groom is the son of Ronnie and Joyce Smith of Azle.
Maid of honor was Randi Ann Kula, cousin of the bride. Bridesmaid was Jennifer Garthoff.
Best man was Gavin Kula. Groomsman was Randy Baker.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Boyd High School. She earned a bachelor’s of business administration degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2005. She earned a master’s of business administration from UTA in 2007. She is an audit associate for a CPA firm in Fort Worth.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of Azle High School. He is a supervisor for a construction company in Springtown.
Following a honeymoon trip to San Francisco, the couple live in Springtown.
Published Sunday, October 7, 2007

Smith, Scott Allen - Mr. and Mrs. Scott Allen Smith
Vows exchanged Sept. 14, 2007
Carol Lynette Glisson of Decatur and Scott Allen Smith of Alvord were married Sept. 14, 2007, in Decatur. Mark Autry officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of David and Carla Lambert of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Allen and Lorraine Smith of Alvord.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless chiffon-over-satin gown with an A-line skirt and sweep train. It featured crystal beading on schiffli lace. She carried a bouquet of yellow and orange lilies with baby’s breath.
Maid of honor was Theresa Mireles of Bridgeport. Bridesmaid was Skyler Blackwood of Chico, niece of the bride. They wore black, A-line dresses with spaghetti straps and carried bouquets of yellow and orange lilies.
Flower girl was Kylie Blackwood of Chico, niece of the bride. Ringbearer was Kason Blackwood of Chico, nephew of the bride.
Best man was Michael Massie of Chico. Groomsman was Corbin Blackwood of Chico, nephew of the bride.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Boyd High School. She is employed by the Wise Regional Health System emergency department.
The groom is a 1999 graduate of Southwest High School in San Diego, Calif., and is also employed by the Wise Regional Health System emergency department.
Following a honeymoon trip to Ruidoso, N.M., the couple reside in Decatur.
Published Sunday, October 7, 2007

Smith, Zachary - Brittany Battles and Zachary Smith
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 9, 2007
Brittany Anne Battles of Arlington, daughter of Judy Battles of Arlington and Fred Battles of Duncanville, will marry Zachary Alden Smith, son of Stan and Jackie Smith, all of Decatur, on June 9, 2007, in Arlington.
Published Sunday, April 15, 2007

Speer - Mr. and Mrs. Steven Jay Speer
Vows to be exchanged April 26, 2007
Katie Elizabeth Ratliff and Steven Jay Speer were married April 26, 2007, in Las Vegas, Nev.
The bride is the daughter of Wayne and Karen Ratliff of Boyd. She is the granddaughter of Leonard Ratliff of Boyd, and Donald and Helen Cooper of Fort Worth.
The groom is the son of Randy and Dyanne Speer of Conroe.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin gown with a V-neck and rouched bodice with satin covered buttons extending the full length down the back of the gown.
Maid of honor was Laura Ratliff of Carrolton, sister of the bride. Best man was John Ceary of Austin.
The bride is a graduate of Texas Tech University where she earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing.
The groom is a graduate of South Plains College where he earned a degree in sound technology and music performance.
Following a honeymoon, the couple reside in Austin.
Published Sunday, June 24, 2007

Stegman - Kylie Gentry and Chris Stegman
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 17, 2007
Kylie Gentry of Denton, daughter of Roger and Carla Gentry of Paradise, will marry Chris Stegman of Minot, N.D., son of Jim and Lisa Stegman of Fort Worth, on March 17, 2007, at Meritt Bois D’Arc Ranch in Denton. Mark Autry will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Paradise High School. She is attending the University of North Texas and is employed by the Argyle school district. She is a member of Young Life of Argyle.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Paradise High School. He is in the U.S. Air Force.
Published Sunday, March 11, 2007

Stephens (1) - Jennifer Lynn Kidd and Nathan Alan Stephens
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 28, 2007
Jennifer Lynn Kidd of Paradise, daughter of Sam and Kathy Kidd of Alpine, will marry Nathan Alan Stephens of Grand Prairie, son of Theresa Stephens of Grand Prairie and Tex and Mary Stephens of Tyler, on April 28, 2007, at the home of the bride-elect. Ricky Russel, uncle of the groom, will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Paradise High School.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of South Grand Prairie High School and is employed by Elliot Electric Supply.
Published Sunday, March 4, 2007

Stephens (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Alan Stephens
Vows exchanged April 28, 2007
Jennifer Lynn Kidd and Nathan Alan Stephens were married April 28, 2007, at the home of the bride in Paradise.
The Rev. Ricky Russell officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Sam and Kathy Kidd of Alpine.
The groom is the son of Theresa Stephens of Grand Prairie and Tex and Mary Stephens of Tyler.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a satin dress with a train and laced jacket adorned with flowers and a veil made by her mother.
The bride’s honor attendant was Jennifer Rustan of Virginia Beach, Va.
She wore a floor-length navy blue strapless dress and carried a white and two blue carnations.
Flower girl was Karisa Raines of Montague, cousin of the bride and daughter of Gary and Sandy Raines.
Ringbearer was Kasey Raines of Montague, cousin of the bride and son of Gary and Sandy Raines.
A salt ceremony was performed by the couple’s mothers.
Bestman was David Forbes of New Castle, Pa.
Ushers were Cameron Stephens of Sherman, brother of the groom, Mike Kidd of Alpine, brother of the bride, and Taylor Raines of Nocona, cousin of the bride.
Guestbook attendant was Rebekah Marrow.
Music was provided by soloist Steve Raines of Alpine, uncle of the bride.
A reception hosted by the couple’s parents followed the ceremony. Servers were Jamie Stephens, Carolyn Zawadzski and Sara Raines.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Paradise High School and is self-employed.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of South Grand Prairie.
Following a honeymoon to Disneyworld, the couple reside in Paradise.
Published Sunday, July 29, 2007

Stokes - Michelle Villers and Brian Stokes
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 11, 2007
Michelle Annette Villers, daughter of Robert and Paulette Dodd of Haslet and Roger Villers of Fort Worth, will marry Brian Michael Stokes, son of Bob Stokes of Newark and Jenny DeWitt of Springfield, Ohio, Aug. 11, 2007, at The Country Abbey in Justin.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Decatur High School. She is employed by Recaro in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is employed as a design engineer at Owen Oil Tools in Godley.
Published Sunday, July 1, 2007

Taylor - Kimberly Callaway and Andrew Taylor
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 6, 2007
Kimberly Callaway, daughter of Thomas and Linda Callaway, all of Paradise, will marry Andrew Taylor, son of Jerry and MelissaTaylor of Decatur and Dave and Elaine Jackson of Greenwood, on Oct. 6, 2007, at the Central Baptist Church in Chico.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Paradise High School. She is employed by Crisp Industries.
The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School. He is employed by Taylor Trucking.
Published Sunday, September 16, 2007

Terrell (1) - Brooke Elizabeth Henley and Ryan Jay Terrell
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 2007
Brooke Elizabeth Henley of Houston, daughter of Robert and Diane Henley of Pasadena, will marry Ryan Jay Terrell of Houston, son of Rick and Marilyn Terrell of Richmond, formerly of Decatur, in March in Houston.
The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Pasadena High School and a 2002 graduate of Stephen F. Austin University where she earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She is a kindergarten teacher at Cravens Early Childhood Academy in the Sheldon ISD.
The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Fort Bend Austin High School and a 2003 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in government. He is employed at Hendricks and Partners in Houston as a multi-family investment advisor.
Published Sunday, February 4, 2007

Terrell (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Jay Terrell
Vows exchanged March 16, 2007
Brooke Elizabeth Henley and Ryan Jay Terrell were married March 16, 2007, in an outdoor ceremony at the Courtyard on Saint James in Houston. The Rev. E. Dale Hill of Lago Vista officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Henley of Pasadena. She is the granddaughter of Tennie Webster of Vidor.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Jay Terrell of Richmond. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jackson Terrell of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless satin gown from the Allure collection. The two-toned diamond white and café bodice was enchanced with silver beading. The A-line skirt flowed into a semi-cathedral train covered with buttons, sequins and silver beading that trailed down the center of the train.
Matron of honor was Kristi Elizabeth Nord of Pearland. Bridesmaids were Heather Renee Marshall of Houston, Linda Ngoc Nguyen and Magda Marilyn Cuello, both of Pasadena, and Meredith Lee Terrell of Houston, sister of the groom.
Best man was Nicholas Donald Schroeder of Richmond. Groomsmen were Mark Thomas Harmon and Richard Craig Gleaton, both of Austin, Douglas Allen Brewer of Houston and Robert Lee Henley Jr. of Pasadena, brother of the bride.
Ring bearer was Reid Jackson Terrell of Decatur, cousin of the groom.
Music was provided by harpist Joanna Elliot.
A reception followed the ceremony at the Courtyard on Saint James.
A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s family.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of Pasadena High School and a 2002 graduate of Stephen F. Austin University where she received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She is a kindergarten teacher at Cravens Early Childhood Academy in the Shelton school district. She also serves as a big sister through the Big Sisters Program of Houston.
The groom is a 1999 graduate of Fort Bend Stephen F. Austin High School and a 2003 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where he received a bachelor of arts degree in government. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He is currently employed at Hendricks and Partners in Houston as a multi-family investment advisor.
Following a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple reside in Houston.
Published Sunday, April 22, 2007

Thapa - Rae Downs and Manoj Kumar Thapa
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 3, 2007
Jimmie Rae Downs, daughter of Jimmy and Teresa Downs, all of Decatur, will marry Manoj Kumar Thapa of Fort Worth, son of Lila Thapa of Nepal, on March 3, 2007, at Corner Wedding Chapel in Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, February 25, 2007

Tobar (1) - Kerry Aldridge and Francisco Tobar
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 16, 2007
Kerry Lynn Aldridge, daughter of Denny and Mary Aldridge of Corinth, will marry Francisco Andres Tobar, son of Teresa Whitiker of Arlington, on June 16, 2007, in San Pedro, Belize.
The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2000 graduate of Texas Tech University where she received a bachelor of science degree in human development. She is employed by the Fort Worth school district as a social studies teacher and content adviser.
The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Sam Houston High School in Arlington and a 2002 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where he received a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering. He will receive a master’s in business administration from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in May 2007. He is currently employed at Lockheed Martin.
After a honeymoon in South America, the couple will reside in Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, March 18, 2007

Tobar (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Tobar
Vows exchanged June 16, 2007
Kerry Lynn Aldridge and Francisco Andres Tobar were married June 16, 2007, at sunset on the beach in Ambergris Caye, Belize.
The bride is the daughter of Denny and Mary Aldridge of Denton, formerly of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Teresa Whitaker of Arlington.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory lace gown with charmeuse sash. She carried a mixed tropical bouquet featuring birds of paradise.
Flower girl was Mallory Miller, niece of the bride.
A beach reception hosted by the parents of the bride followed the ceremony at Rojo’s.
The bride teaches for Fort Worth ISD.
The groom is an aerospace engineer at Lockheed Martin.
Following a honeymoon trip to Istanbul, Turkey, the couple resides in Fort Worth.
Published Sunday, August 12, 2007

Trant - Kimberly Means and Jared Trant
Marriage vows to be exchanged Jan. 20, 2007
Kimberly Iris Means of College Station, daughter of Bill and Genny Renner of Lake Jackson and Mark and Maria Means of Missouri City, will marry Jared Glenn Trant of College Station, son of Glenn and Kimberly Trant, on Jan. 20, 2007, at All Faiths Chapel on the Texas A&M University campus.
The bride-elect graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in marketing. She will begin working for JCPenney as a retail buyer in February 2007.
The prospective groom graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in economics. He will work as a financial representative for Northwestern Mutual.
Published Sunday, January 7, 2007

Twigg - Mr. and Mrs. Todd Nee Twigg
Vows exchanged Oct. 20, 2007
Teresa Anne Simpson and Todd Nee Twigg, both of Newark, were married Oct. 20, 2007, at Aurora Baptist Church in a double ring ceremony officiated by Rick Stokes.
The bride is employed by the Rhome Post Office.
The groom is employed by Bishop Energy.
The couple took a honeymoon trip to Oklahoma.
Published Sunday, November 11, 2007

Vicente - Alma E. Salinas and Juan B. Vicente
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 18, 2007
Alma E. Salinas, daughter of Alvaro R. and Beatriz Salinas, all of Decatur, will marry Juan B. Vicente of Decatur, son of Antolin and Cenorina Vicente of Dallas, Aug. 18, 2007, at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Decatur. Father Sojan George will officiate.
The bride-elect works at Sunny Hills Nursing and Rehab in Decatur.
The prospective groom works at Escapade 2001.
Published Sunday, August 12, 2007

Villa - Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Villa
Marriage vows exchanged March 13, 2007
Holly Clarissa Johnston and Jimmy Villa, both of Rhome, were married March 13, 2007, at the Justice of the Peace office in Decatur. Judge Jan Morrow officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of J.B. (Nubbin) and Angela Johnston of Windthorst.
The groom is the son the Rev. Fred and Eulalia Villa of Bridgeport.
Matron of honor was Leslie Hoffman of Decatur, sister of the groom. Best man was Freddie Villa of Bridgeport, brother of the groom.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Windthorst High School. She is employed by the Wise County Sheriff’s Department.
The groom attended Lawton Christian School and is employed by Team Snubbing.
The couple reside in Rhome.
Published Sunday, March 18, 2007

Vines - Kimberlie Alethia and Keon Vines
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 7, 2007
Kimberlie Alethia’ Kronenberger of Denton, daughter of Teresa Kronenberger of Denton, will marry Keon Vines of Garland on July 7, 2007, in Ponder.
Published Sunday, January 21, 2007

Wagner - Josey Lee Addington and Nathan Spencer Wagner
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 25, 2007
Josey Lee Addington, daughter of Jimmy and Cindy Addington, all of Decatur, will marry Nathan Spencer Wagner, son of Mick and Mabel Wagner, all of Springdale, Ark., Aug. 25, 2007, at the groom’s home in Springdale. Gail Hocott will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2004 graduate of El Reno community college. She attends the University of Texas at Arlington. She works at Dallas Children’s Medical Center.
The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Springdale High School and a 2006 graduate of Oklahoma State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in physiology. He will graduate from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas in 2008.
Published Sunday, August 12, 2007

Watson - Mr. and Mrs. Byron Jack Watson
Vows exchanged August 4, 2007
Heather Ann Garner of Mesquite and Byron Jack Watson of Decatur were married Aug. 4, 2007, in Eureka Springs, Ark.
The bride is the daughter of Charles P. and Mary Jane Garner of Sand Springs, Okla.
The groom is the son of Jerry and Shirley Watson of Decatur and the grandson of Tommy and Joe Lee Fox of Decatur.
Published Sunday, September 16, 2007

Weiss - Doc and Beth Weiss
Sixtieth wedding anniversary July 12, 2007
Doc and Beth Weiss of Decatur celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family events in Gladstone, Mo., and Denton. The couple travelled with their family to Missouri to celebrate in conjunction with Doc’s mother’s 97th birthday. Upon their return to Texas, their children and grandchildren hosted a surprise dinner at the Texas Roadhouse in Denton on July 14.
Doc Weiss and the former Beth Granner were married July 12, 1947, in Charles City, Iowa.
They have a son, Keith Weiss and wife, Carolyn, and a daughter, Jan Peek and husband, Jim; four grandchildren, Jenny Miller and husband, Chris, Doug Weiss and wife, Jessica, Chris Peek and wife, Jen, and Jessica Peek; and two great-grandchildren, Anastacia Weiss and Matthew Miller.
Published Sunday, July 29, 2007

White, Delbert - Delbert and Nina White
Fiftieth wedding anniversary March 2, 2007
Delbert and Nina White of Decatur celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 2, 2007, with a family dinner.
Delbert White and the former Nina Marie Gentry were married March 2, 1957.
They have three children, Debra Sinclair and husband, Rick, of Newark, and Doug White and wife, Lori, and Lisa Simon and husband, Randy, all of Decatur; and eight grandchildren.
Delbert is a retired A&P mechanic. Nina is a retired teacher and volunteers at Wise Regional Health System. They, along with their three children, are a part ot three generations that make up the Bluegrass band “Whitehouse Harmony.”
Published Sunday, March 4, 2007

White, Douglas Caliwa - Emily Charlene Galligan and Douglas Caliwa ‘Cal’ White
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 7, 2007
Emily Charlene Galligan, daughter of Darlene and David Galligan, all of Childress, will marry Douglas Caliwa ‘Cal’ White, son of Doug and Lori White, all of Decatur, on July 7, 2007, at the Childress Church of Christ with Dr. Mike Henderson officiating.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Childress High School and a 2007 graduate of West Texas A&M University where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communication.
The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2005 graduate of West Texas A&M University where he earned a bachelor of science degree. He is employed by General Mills in Roanoke.
Published Sunday, May 13, 2007

White, Jason - Tiffany Crunk and Jason White
Marriage vows to be exchanged Jan. 27, 2007
Tiffany Crunk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David R. Crunk, will marry Jason White, son of Stephen and Deana White of Mineral Wells, Jan. 27, 2007, at the Bridgeport Country Club.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She is employed at the Doral Tesoro Hotel.
The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Mineral Wells High School and will graduate from Tarleton State University in May with a bachelor of science degree in finance. He is employed at First State Bank in Mineral Wells.
Published Sunday, January 21, 2007

Wigington - Carrie Pruett and Jason Wigington
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 4, 2007
Carrie Lynn Pruett of Decatur, daughter of Danny Pruett of Slidell and Connie Pruett of Decatur, will marry Jason Todd Wigington of Decatur, son of Lonnie David and Brenda Wigington of Watonga, Okla., May 4, 2007, in a beach ceremony in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School and Texas Woman’s University where she received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. She is employed with Decatur Machine Services.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Watonga High School. He served in the U.S. Navy and is employed at Cross N Ranch and Bowie Livestock Commission.
Published Sunday, February 4, 2007

Williams, Billy - Stacy Watson and Billy Williams
Marriage vows exchanged March 8, 2008
Stacy Watson of Fort Worth, daughter of Sammie Watson of Decatur and Dean Watson of Friona, will marry Billy Williams of Decatur, son of C.W. and Rita Williams of Paradise on March 8, 2008, in Decatur. The Rev. Ken May will officiate.
The bride-elect is a Keller High School and Midwestern State University graduate and is employed by Birdville Independent School District.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Olney High School and is employed by Walker Engineering.
Published Sunday, December 16, 2007

Williams, Kevin - Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Williams
Marriage vows exchanged Feb. 10, 2007
Nannette Woodruff Simmons and Kevin Williams, both of Denton, were married Feb. 10, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Thomas O. Brumett officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of W.B. and Mary Louise Woodruff of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Kay and Tressa Williams of Denton.
The bride wore a burgundy duchess satin, Carmen Colletti original gown featuring a sweetheart bodice with lace overlay, 3/4-length bell sleeves and crystal beading. The back featured a lace peplum flounce, satin bow and court train.
Maid of honor was Brittney Williams of Denton, daughter of the groom.
Best man was Aaron Williams of Denton, son of the groom.
Ushers were John Fergus, Dan Hughes, John Kozura and Chris Woodruff.
A scripture reading was given by Tim Woodruff, brother of the bride.
Music was provided by pianist Karen Forbis of Decatur and vocalists Sandra Little and Martin Woodruff, brother of the bride.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the fellowship hall given by Nola Woodruff of Decatur, sister of the bride.
The bride is a graduate of Decatur High School. She is self-employed.
The groom is a graduate of Denton High School. He is self-employed.
The couple resides in Denton.
Published Sunday, February 18, 2007

Willingham - Kasi Dobbs and Scott Willingham
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 28, 2007
Kasi Dobbs, daughter of Billy Dean and Terri Dobbs of Decatur, will marry Scott Willingham of Stephenville, son of Joe and Terri Willingham of Dublin and Jeanie Willingham of Fort Worth, July 28, 2007, at Rocky Point Baptist Church in Stephenville with Gary Ward officiating.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Decatur High School and a senior at Tarleton State University where she is earning a bachelor of science degree in exercise and sports studies.
The prospective groom is a 2003 Stephenville High School graduate and will graduate in December from Tarleton State University with a bachelor of science degree in animal production.
Published Sunday, July 1, 2007

Wilson (1) - Ashley Michelle Morgan and J.J. Wilson
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 19, 2007
Ashley Michelle Morgan of Greenwood, daughter of Danny and Vickie Gray and Mike and Stacy Morgan, all of Wichita Falls, will marry J.J. Wilson, son of Randy and Melissa Wilson, all of Greenwood, on May 19, 2007, in Slidell. Matthew Weathers with the First Baptist Church of Slidell will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of S.H. Rider High School in Wichita Falls and a 2006 graduate of North Central Texas College. She works as a nurse in labor and delivery at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Slidell High School and a 2002 graduate of Midwestern State University where he earned a bachelor of business administration degree in finance. He is employed as a sales manager for Maverick Residential Mortgage in Decatur.
Published Sunday, May 13, 2007

Wilson (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Joshua James Wilson
Vows exchanged May 19, 2007
Ashley Michelle Morgan and Joshua James Wilson, both of Greenwood, were married May 19, 2007, at the First Baptist Church in Slidell. Matthew Weathers, cousin of the groom, performed the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Danny and Vickie Gray and Michael and Stacy Morgan, all of Wichita Falls.
The groom is the son of Randy and Melissa Wilson of Greenwood.
Escorted by her father and stepfather, the bride wore a white satin gown with blue accents and carried a bouquet of white and pink cala lilies.
Maid of honor was Ginger Steger of Wichita Falls. Bridesmaids were Alisha McKissack of Aubrey, Leila Cole of Red Oak and Courtney Cole of Greenwood, cousin of the bride. The maid of honor wore a strapless satin gown in chocolate brown with pickup detail on the skirt and a blue accent at the waist. Bridesmaids wore halter-top satin gowns in blue with pickup detail on the back of the skirts and chocolate brown accents at the waists.
Flower girls were Bailey and Maddie Meyer, daughters of Jimmy and Shannon Meyer of Slidell, cousins of the groom. Ringbearer was Russell Morgan of Tuttle, Okla., nephew of the bride.
Best man was Chance Wilson of Greenwood, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Cody Wilson of Lewisville, cousin of the groom, Alan Alberry of Keller and Michael Morgan of Tuttle, brother of the bride. Groomsmen also served as ushers.
Following the ceremony, a reception was hosted by the groom’s parents at Flying C Ranch in Slidell.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of S.H. Rider High School in Wichita Falls and a 2006 graduate of North Central Texas College. She is a labor and delivery nurse at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of Slidell High School. He graduated from Midwestern State University in 2002 with a bachelor of business administration degree in finance. He is a branch manager of Maverick Mortgage in Decatur.
Following a honeymoon trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple live in Greenwood.
Published Sunday, October 7, 2007

Woller - Crystal Caballero and Kevin Woller
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 3, 2007
Crystal Lynne Caballero, daughter of George and Michele Caballero, all of Decatur, will marry Kevin Benjamin Woller, son of Donald Woller and Ramona Cerretti, all of Decatur, on Aug. 3, 2007, at the A&M Gardens in Azle. The Rev. Tommy Brumett of the First United Methodist Church of Decatur will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Decatur High School. She attends Tarleton State University where she is majoring in engineering physics. She plans to graduate in December 2008.
The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Decatur High School. He attends Tarleton State University, majoring in engineering physics. He plans to graduate in December 2008 and then plans to attend graduate school.
Published Sunday, March 25, 2007

Woodruff - WB and Mary Louise Woodruff
Sixtieth wedding anniversary Nov. 1, 2007
WB and Mary Louise Woodruff will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, with a reception hosted by their children in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Friends and family are invited to join the celebration.
No gifts, please.
Published Sunday, November 4, 2007

Young - Jenna Annette Johnson and Jeremy Chad Young
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 8, 2007
Jenna Annette Johnson of College Station, daughter of Bill and Billie Johnson of Corpus Christi, will marry Jeremy Chad Young, son of David and Ginny Olmstead, all of Decatur, on Dec. 8, 2007, at Arlington Heights Church of Christ in Corpus Christi. Roy Deaver, pastor of the Rhome Church of Christ will perform the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Tuloso-Midway High School in Corpus Christi. She is a manager at La Quinta Inn Hotel in College Station and is a member of the Church of Christ.
The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Decatur High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in ocean engineering from Texas A&M in May 2005. In college, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and served as his chapter’s president. He is a weapons officer for the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Warrior stationed in Corpus Christi. He is a former member of the Society of Naval Architects and Mechanical Engineers and is a member of the Church of Christ.
Published Sunday, October 7, 2007