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Anderson - Curtis and Margaret Anderson
Fortieth wedding anniversary July 12, 2008
Published Sunday, July 20, 2008
Curtis and Margaret Anderson of Decatur celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Saturday, July 12, 2008.
Curtis and the former Margaret Chancellor were married July 12, 1968, at the home of Granny Shaw.They have two daughters, Jennifer Terrell and husband, Steven, of Decatur and Jacquelyn Anderson of Alvord, and two grandsons, Reid and Gage Terrell. Curtis retired from TU Electric and Margaret retired from the Decatur Independent School District. Both are members of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport.

Archa - Courtney Lene Coats and William Garrett Archa
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 21, 2008
Published Sunday, November 2, 2008
Courtney Lene Coats of Decatur, daughter of Cliff and Shelly Coats of Decatur, will marry William Garrett Archa of Alvord, son of Gary and Linda Archa of Alvord, on Nov. 21, 2008, at the Decatur Church of Christ.
The bride-elect graduated from Decatur High School in 2008 and works for the Decatur Academy for Children.The prospective groom is a 2007 Alvord High School graduate and is employed with Weatherford International in Bridgeport.

Archa (2) - Mr. and Mrs. William Garrett Archa
Vows exchanged Nov. 21, 2008
Published Sunday, December 14, 2008
Courtney Len Coats of Decatur and William Garrett Archa of Alvord were married Nov. 21, 2008, at the Decatur Church of Christ. Jacob Baker of the Decatur Church of Christ officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Cliff and Shelly Coats of Decatur. The groom is the son of Gary and Linda Archa of Alvord. Escorted by her father, the bride wore a satin A-line gown with a side-draped bodice and asymmetrical skirt. She carried a bouquet of white calla lilies and red roses.Maid of honor was Callie Hargrave. Chanel Otts, the bride's cousin, and Hillary Dunnegan were bridesmaids. Attendants wore black dresses and carried bouquets of white calla lilies, red roses and black fillers with streams of red, black and white ribbons and pearls.Best man was Ryan Crutsinger.Groomsmen were Colton Archa and Jeremy Carlisle, brothers of the groom. Soloists were Murphy and Pat Horner and Cyndi Darland.Following the ceremony, a reception hosted by the bride's parents was held at the Decatur Church of Christ Family Room. Servers were Alex Selby, Angie Fox and Shannon Hoffman.The bride is employed by the Decatur Academy for Children. The groom is employed by Weatherford Int.

Archer - Jessica Ruth Dorsey and Kendall James Archer
Marriage vows to be exchanged Feb. 14, 2009
Published Sunday, December 21, 2008
Jessica Ruth Dorsey of Lewisville, daughter of Sherry Dickenson and Gaylon Dorsey of Decatur, will marry Kendall James Archer of Euless, son of James and Dee Ann Archer of Decatur on Feb. 14, 2009, at the Chapelle des Fleurs in Flower Mound. The Rev. Ken May of the First Baptist Church of Decatur will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Slidell High School. She graduated from Texas Woman's University in 2004 with a bachelor of science in psychology and in 2006 with a master's of business administration. She is employed by GE Commercial Finance in Addison.The prospective groom is a 1995 graduate of Decatur High School. He graduated from the University of North Texas in 2002 with a bachelor of business administration in finance. He is vice president of ReMark Capital Group in Las Colinas.

Armstrong - Joe and Jan Armstrong
Anniversary Aug. 9, 2008
Published Sunday, August 3, 2008
Joe and Jan Armstrong of Sunset will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2008, in Sunset.
Joe Armstrong and the former Jan Able were married Aug. 9, 1958. They have three children, Joey Armstrong of Richmond, Jarrett Armstrong of Keller and J. Lee Armstrong of Wichita Falls.; seven grandchildren, Dana, Joseph, Ian, Scott, Reece, Jace and Mitch; and one great-grandchild, Savannah.Joe is a farmer and Jan is a homemaker.

Arrington - Paul Sr. and Sylvia Arrington
Fortieth Wedding Anniversary Aug. 19, 2008
Published Sunday, October 12, 2008
The children and grandchildren of Paul Sr. and Sylvia Arrington of Chico hosted a 40th wedding anniversary celebration at the couple's home on Aug. 16.
Paul Arrington and the former Sylvia Jones were married Aug. 19, 1968, in Weatherford.They have a son, Paul Arrington Jr. and wife, Cardi, and daughters, Melissa Buckner and husband, Jeff, Anne Sollee and husband, Joel, and Lin Murray and husband, Ken; grandchildren, Katie Mathews and husband, Derek, Justin Morales and wife, Sara, Brad, Courtney and Parker Kennedy, Hannah Buckner and Paula Guthrie; great-grandchildren, Caitlynn and Bailey Downey.Paul and Sylvia are members of Victory Baptist Church in Park Springs. Paul is a 41-year member of the Wise County Sheriff's Posse.

Badger - Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Blake Badger
Vows exchanged April 5, 2008
Published Sunday, May 18, 2008
Andrea Beth Moore and Matthew Blake Badger were married April 5, 2008, at Crafton Baptist Church in Crafton. J.D. Coffman officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Travis and Shelley Moore of Chico. The groom is the son of Kyle and Dede Badger of Decatur.Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white strapless beaded gown. The gown featured a lace overlay and beaded bodice with a full lace train and a matching veil. She carried a bouquet of red roses, white daisies, and silver dollar eucalyptus and variegated pittosporum.Maid of honor was Michelle Moore, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Allie Handlon of Decatur, cousin of the groom, Jessica Coffman, Samantha Romines and Ashleigh Watson, all of Chico.The honor attendants wore apple red halter dresses and carried red roses with white daisies. Flower girls were Carrie Wicker, niece of the groom and daughter of Curren and Brandt Wicker of Decatur, and Kenedy Houchin, cousin of the groom and daughter of Teri and Tom Houchin. Ringbearer was Peyton Moore, son of William Moore of St. Jo. Best man was Kyle Badger, father of the groom, of Decatur. Groomsmen were Wesley Badger and Curtis Badger, brothers of the groom, of Decatur, Cole Lisby, cousin of the groom, of Decatur, and Tanner Slagle of Paris.Ushers were Scotty Moore and Justin Stapleton, both of Decatur, Roger Moore, brother of the bride, and Allen Dethgloff, both of Chico.A slideshow was presented by Teri Houchin.Tom and Allen Houchin sang the duet "Lost in this Moment."A reception was hosted by the groom's parents at the Bridgeport Country Club. Servers were Leigh Ann Handlon and Gayle Hubbard, aunts of the groom.The couple reside in Decatur.

Bertron - Mr. Mrs.Chad Wayne Bertron
Vows exchanged Aug. 12, 2008
Published Sunday, August 17, 2008
Alisha D'Ann Carter and Chad Wayne Bertron, both of Decatur, were married Aug. 12, 2008, in Decatur.
The bride is the daughter of Lauri and Cody Swinford of Paradise and James Carter of Decatur. The groom is the son of Hazel Bertron of Globe, Ariz.The couple lives in Decatur.

Bethune - Jennifer Kathryn Boland and Michael Jonathan Bethune
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 28, 2008
Published Sunday, December 7, 2008
Jennifer Kathryn Boland of Fort Worth, daughter of Bob and Charlotte Boland of Decatur, will marry Michael Jonathan Bethune of Fort Worth, son of Michael and Valarie Bethune of Garland, on March 28, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church of Decatur with the Rev. Tommy Brumett officiating.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Decatur High School and graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelors of arts degree in interior design and a bachelor degree in business administration in 2006. She is employed at HKS Inc.The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of South Garland High School and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelors of science degree in architecture in 2000 and a master's of architecture in 2003. He is employed at HKS Inc. as a licensed architect.

Black - Edward and Helen Black
Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary Jan. 25, 2008
Edward and Helen Black of Paradise will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Decatur Civic Center.
Edward Black and the former Helen Murphy were married Jan. 25, 1958, in Bryan.
They have three children, Dennis Black and wife, Beth, and Kirt Black and wife, Shannon, all of Decatur, and Karl Black of Runaway Bay; and four grandchildren.
Edward owns Lakota Energy Ltd. and retired from Lockheed Martin. Helen is a homemaker.
They are members of the United Methodist Church in Paradise.
Published Sunday, January 20, 2008

Blackwood - Mr. and Mrs. William Chad Blackwood
Vows exchanged June 7, 2008
Published Sunday, June 22, 2008
Destiny Ann Sauls of Slidell and William Chad Blackwell of Fort Huachuca, Ariz., were married in a double ring ceremony June 7, 2008, at C Quarter Circle Ranch in Gainesville.
The bride is the daughter of Sid and Carla Sauls of Slidell.The groom is the son of Debra Blackwood of Boyd and Willie and Pam Blackwood of Pottsboro.Escorted by her father, the bride wore a long, strapless white dress with gold and silver embroidery and a matching 3-foot train.She carried a bouquet of large bright pink Gerber daisies and smaller yellow wild daisies and white flowers.Maid of honor was Dayna Sauls, sister of the bride, of Huntsville. Best man was Tommy Buster of Boyd.A reception hosted by the bride's parents followed the ceremony at C Quarter Circle Ranch Rodeo Cafe.The bride is a 2004 graduate of Slidell High School and a 2006 graduate of I.T.S. Academy as a nail technician.Following a wedding trip to a bed and breakfast in Cleburne, the couple reside in Fort Huachuca, where the groom is stationed with the U.S. Army.

Blessing - Jessica Nicole Mieglitz and Jarrett Lynn Blessing
Vows to be exchanged June 14, 2008
Published Sunday, June 1, 2008
Jessica Nicole Mieglitz of Cottondale, daughter of Eric and Lynette Mieglitz of Stockton, Calif., will marry Jarrett Lynn Blessing, son of Tommy and Glenda Blessing, all of Paradise, Saturday, June 14, 2008, at the Women's Building in Decatur with the Rev. Gerald Peterman of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bridgeport officiating.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Lodi High School in Lodi, Calif., and a 2005 graduate of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo with a bachelor of arts degree in ag business. She is employed by Petrol Jeans.The prospective groom is a graduate of Paradise High School and Frank Phillips Junior College. He received his bachelor's degree from West Texas A&M in Canyon and his teaching certificate from Texas A&M Commerce. He is employed by Decatur Middle School. He is a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Vocational Ag Teachers of Texas.

Bonesio - Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Lane Bonesio
Vows exchanged Dec. 29, 2007
Jessica Ashley Gage and Ryan Lane Bonesio, both of Carrollton, were married Dec. 29, 2007, at the Little Chapel in the Woods on the campus of Texas Woman’s University in Denton. Jon Eckstein of Blueridge Methodist Church in Sanger officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Ronnie and Stephanie Gage of Sherman. She is the granddaughter of Penney Wren of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Linda Bonesio and Steve and Lillie Bonesio, all of Carrollton.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory sheath dress with a beaded lace overlay, cap sleeves and ribbon details at the waist. Her headpiece was an elbow-length veil in ivory. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of black magic roses with ivory ribbon.
Julianne Gage of Sherman, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Allison McClendon and Staci Schutze, cousin of the bride, both of Dallas, and Sarah Jenkins of Overland Park, Kan. They wore organdy tea-length gowns in black with ribbon trim and carried hand-tied bouquets of vedella roses with black ribbon.
Candlelighter was Anna Maples of Carrollton, step-sister of the groom.
Best man was Mike Rice of The Colony. Groomsmen were Aaron Purdue of San Marcos, Dave Alderton of Dallas and Bentley Fitch of McKinney.
Ushers were James Gage of Sherman, brother of the bride, and Landon Wren of Corinth, cousin of the bride.
Guest book attendant was Della Reichenstein of Euless and pianist was Karen McGraw of Bridgeport, aunt of the bride.
A reception followed the ceremony at Hubbard Hall at TWU.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Lewisville High School and attended the University of North Texas. She is employed as a media relations specialist by First Choice Emergency Care.
The groom is a 1999 graduate of The Colony High School and attended the University of Nebraska and the University of North Texas. He is an instructor at The Sandlot Academies in Lewisville.
Following a honeymoon trip to Hawaii, the couple reside in Carrollton.
Published Sunday, March 2, 2008

Boston - LaToya Thompson and Robby Boston
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 9, 2008
LaToya Thompson of Paradise, daughter of Rhonda Meredith of Bridgeport and John Overstreet of Arlington, will marry Robby Boston of Paradise, son of Robert and Susan Boston of Chico May 9, 2009, at the Grace Fellowship Church in Decatur with B.J. Rutledge officiating.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Mesquite High School and is studying business at the University of Phoenix. She is self-employed.
The groom is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and is employed with Bobcat Fishing and Rental.
Published Sunday, February 24, 2008

Bowers - Jessica Ree Higgins and Aaron William Bowers
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 18, 2008
Jessica Higgins of San Marcos, daughter of Mike and Ida Higgins of Decatur, will marry Aaron Bowers of San Marcos, son of Gary and Janice Bowers of Brazoria on April 18, 2008, in Kyle.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Texas State University with a master of science degree in communication disorders. She is employed by Early Childhood Intervention.
The prospective groom is attending Texas State Unversity and plans to graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering. He is employed by Time-Warner Cable.
Published Sunday, March 23, 2008

Braden - Mr. and Mrs. Forest Jay Braden
Vows exchanged May 31, 2008
Published Sunday, July 13, 2008
Jamie LeAnne Goode of Sycamore and Forest Jay Braden of Sapulpa, Okla., were married May 31, 2008, at the Bridgeport Methodist Camp. Brady Lock with the First Baptist Church in Slidell officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Tom and Conda Goode of Sycamore.The groom is the son of Ed and Brenda Braden of Kellyville, Okla.Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white Alexia gown that featured a pick up skirt and veil. She also wore her great-grandmother, Aszelene Souther's pearl necklace and a button off her grandmother Clara Garrett's wedding dress. She carried a bouquet of yellow roses.Maid of honor was Caroline Patterson of Galveston. Bridesmaids were Crystal Braden, sister of the groom, and Jessy Goode, sister of the bride.They wore black dresses of their choice and carried bouquets of yellow roses.Flower girl was Harper Lee Hammonds, daughter of Mark and Tennille Hammonds, of Whitney. Ringbearer was McCrary Swofford, son of Cliff and Alicia Swofford of Mineral Wells.Best man was Wes Atkinson. Groomsmen were Ed Braden, father of the groom, and Dale Braden, uncle of the groom. Honorary groomsman was Wil Goode, the bride's late brother. His boutonniere was placed at his grave.Ushers were Clayton Myers and Austin Christian.Guestbook attendant was Devin Perkins of Slidell.Music was provided by fiddler Jess Meador and his band.A reception was hosted by the bride's parents at the Bridgeport Methodist Camp. Kristin Anderson of Peidmont, Okla., Rhiannon Brunsteter of Stillwater, Okla., Rachel Wambolt of Frederick, Okla., Laura Ellison and Devin Perkins, both of Slidell, and Jamie Stone, David Walker and Mark Hammonds served as the house party. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Slidell High School and a 2008 graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University.The groom is a 2003 graduate of the Kellyville school system. He is employed by Tyco: Simplex Grinnell. Following a wedding trip to Frederickburg, San Antonio, New Braunfels and Dublin, the couple reside in Sapulpa.

Branton - Jenny Laura Chenoweth and Daniel Scott Branton
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 31, 2009
Published Sunday, November 16, 2008
Jenny Laura Chenoweth of Jasper, Ga., daughter of Mark and Nancy Chenoweth of Decatur, will marry Daniel Scott Branton of Jasper, son of Kerry Branton of Cumming, Ga., and Paula Branton of Jasper, on Oct. 31, 2009, in Clayton, Ga.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2007 graduate of Texas A&M University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in health. She is currently studying nursing at Kennesaw State University.The prospective groom is a graduate of the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Phoenix, Ariz. He is the owner of Branton Cycles.

Broussard - Spc. and Mrs. John Harvey Broussard
Vows exchanged July 6, 2008
Published Sunday, August 10, 2008
Abby Hillin Horner of Decatur and Army Spc. John Harvey Broussard of Boyd were married July 6, 2008, at The Club at Runaway Bay. John Redfearn of Community Church in Decatur officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jimmy and Teresa Horner of Decatur. She is the granddaughter of Joyce Hillin of Stephenville and Jim and Carolyn Horner of Alvord. The groom is the son of Roddy and Susanne Boston of Boyd and John W. Broussard of Fort Worth. He is the grandson of Harvey and Sandra Ivey of Fort Worth and Joann Boston of Boyd. He is the great-grandson of Sally Richardson of Stephenville. Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white strapless organza A-line gown with satin ribbon details on the waist and skirt trim and a bow back. She wore a short, double-tiered veil with a crystal tiara headpiece. She carried a bouquet of hot pink roses, teacup roses, orchid mini Cala lilies and fuschia tulips accented with baby's breath, wax flowers, freesia, alstramerias and tree fern tied onto a small cream-colored Bible that had been carried by her maternal grandmother, mother and aunt in their weddings. Maid of honor was Molly Simpson of Baton Rouge, La., cousin of the bride. She wore a short, black strapless dress and carried a smaller version of the bride's bouquet. Flower girl was Bailey Phillips of Chico, daughter of Clint and Robin Phillips. Best man was Justin Meyer of Boyd. The bride's brother, Will Horner of Decatur, played Pachelbel's "Canon in D" on the keyboard as attendants walked in. He also played acoustic guitar and sang "The Stand" and "Sincerely," a song he had written. Kory Morris of Bridgeport played the "Wedding March" and recessional on the keyboard.A reception hosted by the bride's parents was held at The Club following the wedding. The bride is a 2005 graduated of Bridgeport, attended Tarleton State University and is currently a student at Texas Christian University. She plans to major in early education. The groom is a 2007 graduate of Boyd High School and is serving as a specialist in the U.S. Army infantry.Following a wedding trip to Fredericksburg, the bride continues her studies at TCU while the groom is preparing for deployment to Iraq in September.

Burns - James and Shirley Burns
50th Wedding Anniversary Nov. 8, 2008
Published Sunday, October 26, 2008
James and Shirley Burns of Springtown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at First United Methodist Church in Springtown with a reception hosted by their children and grandchildren.
James and the former Shirley Hartman were married Jan. 12, 1958, in San Angelo. They have three daughters, Susan Ingram and husband Mike, Debbie Burns and Tammy Harris; two grandchildren, Ashley Johnston and husband Jessey, and Lindsey Fletcher and husband, Cody; and one great-grandchild, Mia.

Carney - Sarah Davidson and Brandon Carney
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 17, 2008
Published Sunday, June 29, 2008
Sarah Davidson, daughter of Pete and Cyndie Davidson, all of Amarillo, will marry Brandon Carney, son of Kelly and Teresa Carney, all of Canyon, July 17, 2008, at the Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, Ill., and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Texas Tech University. She is a reporter at KVII-TV in Amarillo and is a member of the Tri Delta sorority. She is the granddaughter of Jim and Margie Bradshaw of Decatur and Bud and Nelda Davidson on Bridgeport.The prospective groom is a graduate of Canyon High School and earned a bachelor's degree in finance from West Texas A&M University. He is a banker at Happy State Bank in Amarillo. He is the grandson of Joyce O'Grady of Amarillo and Gerald and Gina Carney of Brownwood.

Cartmill - Nicole Vasich and Stephen Cartmill
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 1, 2008
Nicole Vasich of Arlington, daughter of Sandra Vasich of Aledo and the late James Vasich, will marry Stephen Cartmill of Arlington, son of Jerry and Cathy Cartmill of Fort Worth, on Nov. 1, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church in Arlington.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Aledo High School. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington’s school of nursing in 2006. She is employed by Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.
The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Boyd High School. He is a student at UTA and expects to graduate in 2009. He is employed by Wal-Mart.
Published Sunday, February 3, 2008

Cartmill (2) - Mr. and Mrs. John Stephen Cartmill
Vows exchanged Nov. 1, 2008
Published Sunday, December 21, 2008
Nicole Anna Vasich of Aledo and John Stephen Cartmill of Arlington were married Nov. 1, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church of Arlington. Dr. Jim Bowden officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Sandra Vasich and the late James M. Vasich of Aledo.The groom is the son of Jerry and Cathy Cartmill of Fort Worth. Escorted by her godfather and uncle, Tom Danton of Lafayette, La., the bride wore an ivory silk taffeta gown with a full flowing skirt and train. The tucked bodice was embellished with beading, with beading scattered to the skirt and train. A crystal-trimmed veil hung from a tiara of crystals and pearls. She wore pearl and crystal jewelry.She carried a bouquet of fall flowers. Matron of honor was Tara Drennan and maid of honor was April Breving. Bridesmaids were Marguerite Bertucci and Ashley Robson.The attendants wore dark espresso taffeta gowns and carried small bouquets of fall flowers. Flowergirl was Rebekah Hollingsworth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Hollingsworth.Candlelighter was Wyatt Hollingsworth and ringbearer was Lane Hollingsworth, son of Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Hollingsworth.Best man was Patrick Cartmill. Honorary best man was Lt. Matthew Thompson, who is currently deployed in Baghdad.Groomsmen were Josh Taylor, Dylan Antoine and James Vasich.Ushers were Dr. Jerry Hollingsworth, Eddie Uribe, Ben Wilbanks, Andrew Hollingsworth and Jason Hollingsworth.Guestbook attendants were Jessica Uribe, Emily Hollingsworth and Alicia Hollingsworth.Organist was John Williams. A reception given by the bride's mother was held at Bella Stanza following the ceremony. The bride is a 1999 graduate of Aledo High School and received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is currently employed at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.The groom is a 1997 graduate of Boyd High School and a graduate of Tarrant County Community College. He is currently pursuing a degree in criminal justice at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is employed by Wal-Mart.Following a wedding trip to Eureka Springs, Ark., the couple reside in Arlington.

Chase - Logan Elizabeth Holt and Adam William Chase
Vows to be exchanged May 30, 2009
Published Sunday, September 14, 2008
Logan Elizabeth Holt of College Station, daughter of Clyde and Penny Holt of Decatur, will marry Adam William Chase of Houston, son of Hal and Cherie Chase of Flower Mound, on May 30, 2009, at Annabelle Mansion at Sunset Ranch in Burleson.
The bride-elect is a student at Texas A&M University and is employed by Walker Chiropractic.The groom is a graduate of Texas A&M University and is employed by Turner Construction.

Cocanougher - Allen and Sue Jean Cocanougher
Fiftieth wedding anniversary July 5, 2008
Published Sunday, July 13, 2008
Allen and Sue Jean Cocanougher will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 20, with a reception in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Their children and grandchildren will host the event.
Allen Cocanougher and the former Sue Jean Roberts were married July 5, 1958, at her parents' home in Decatur. They have two sons and four grandchildren. Robert Cocanougher and wife, Teri, their son Bobbie and daughter Jennifer Cooper and her husband, John, all live in Southlake. Daniel Cocanougher and his daughters, Danielle and Ellen, live in Justin.

Coleman - Johnny 'Sunny' and Barbara Madge Coleman
Twenty-fifth wedding anniversary June 10, 2008
Published Sunday, June 22, 2008
Johnny "Sunny" and Barbara Madge Coleman of Bridgeport will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a party Sunday, June 22, hosted by their children.
Coleman and the former Barbara Madge Willis were married June 10, 1983, in Bridgeport.Their children are Jodi and Kennie Lindsey, Yany and DeeAnn Rivera, David Coleman, Jimmy and Laurie Miller and Jason and Christie Helm. They have 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.Coleman served his country during the Vietnam War. The couple own Wise Chem/Safe Pest Control and are members of the Church of Christ in Decatur.

Cowling - Kate Andrea Moss and Wilton Monroe Cowling
Vows to be exchanged June 17, 2008
Published Sunday, May 25, 2008
Kate Andrea Moss of Morgan Mill, daughter of the late Jennifer Moss and Randy Moss of Chico, will marry Wilton Monroe Cowling of Morgan Mill, son of Grady and Gail Cowling of Bridgeport, June 17, 2008, at the Bridgeport/Pleasant View Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Demmitt officiating.
The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Tarleton State University, where she was a member of Kappa Delta Pi and Alpha Chi. She is employed by the Bridgeport Independent School District.The prospective groom is a 2007 graduate of Tarleton State University. He is employed by Devon Energy Corporation.

Culpepper - Evan and Rebecca Culpepper
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Feb. 22, 2008
Evan and Rebecca Culpepper of Decatur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Feb. 23, with a reception hosted by their children at First Baptist Church in Decatur.
Evan Culpepper and the former Rebecca Ivey were married Feb. 22, 1958, in Belton.
The couple has three children, Mark Culpepper and wife, Diance, of Boyd, Cindy Wray of Godley and Jane Jea and husband, Emory, of Justin.
Evan was a crew chief for American Airlines. Rebecca was a nurse at Trinity High School in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District.
Evan is President of the Wise County Youth Fair. They are both members of First Baptist Church in Decatur.
Published Sunday, February 17, 2008

Davis - Meagan Marie Peek and James Robert Davis
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 29, 2008
Published Sunday, November 9, 2008
Meagan Marie Peek of Rhome, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Chris Peek and Melissa Oertel, all of Haslet, will marry James Robert Davis of Rhome, son of Pam and Robert Davis of Rhome, on Nov. 29, 2008, at the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Texas A&M University and is employed by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.The prospective groom is a graduate of Texas A&M University and is employed by Tex Op Road Construction.

DeCorte - Jennifer Walker and Anthony DeCorte
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 16, 2008
Published Sunday, June 8, 2008
Jennifer Melissa Walker, daughter of Foster and Sharon Walker of Decatur, will marry Anthony Edward DeCorte, son of Candace Puckett of Waxahachie and Ronnie DeCorte of Cedar Hill, Aug. 16, 2008, at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School and Texas Christian University. She teaches kindergarten at Eagle Mountain Elementary School.The prospective groom is a graduate of Midlothian High School and Dallas Baptist University. He teaches in the Crowley Independent School District.

DeCorte (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Edward DeCorte
Vows exchanged Aug. 16, 2008
Published Sunday, October 12, 2008
Jennifer Melissa Walker and Anthony Edward DeCorte were married Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, with Tom Yeats, uncle of the groom, officiating the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Foster and Sharon Walker of Decatur. The groom is the son of Candace Puckett of Waxahachie and Ronnie DeCorte of Cedar Hill.The bride was escorted by her father. Matron of honor was Suzanne Gibson, the bride's sister. Bridesmaids were Fabiana Fadlala, Dana Giep, Kelsey Rodriguez and Kelley Rudd. Flowergirl was Morgan McBride, daughter of Butch and Donna McBride. Ring bearer was Jake Gibson, the bride's nephew. Best man was Daniel Allen. Groomsmen were Jacob Gibson, Russ Morris, Brent Tincher and Greg Walker, the bride's brother. Krista Hays, the bride's cousin, was the guestbook attendant. The bride is a graduate of Decatur High School and Texas Christian University. She is a kindergarten teacher at Eagle Mountain Elementary in the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw school district. The groom is a graduate of Midlothian High School and Dallas Baptist University. He is a fourth grade teacher at Poynter Elementary in the Crowley school district. Following a honeymoon in the Bahamas, the couple live in Fort Worth.

DeLuna - Shonna Yvonne Gentry and Jorge Alberto DeLuna
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 5, 2008
Published Sunday, November 16, 2008
Shonna Yvonne Gentry, daughter of Donna Weeden, both of Cottondale, will marry Jorge Alberto DeLuna of Bridgeport, son of Nicolas and Maria Antonieta DeLuna of Allende, Coahuila, Mexico, on Dec. 5, 2008, at the Bridgeport Country Club in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Don and Lorene Gentry of Cottondale. She is a graduate of Paradise High School and graduated from the University of North Texas in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. She earned an executive master's degree in business administration from Texas Woman's University in Denton and is employed by Bell Helicopter Textron.The prospective groom is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and is employed by C&N Rathole in Bridgeport.

Dolak - Mr. and Mrs. George Andrew Dolak
Vows exchanged Nov. 3, 2007
Lori Evelyn Read and George Andrew Dolak were married Nov. 3, 2007. The Rev. George Dolak officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Harold and Dot Read of Paradise. She is the granddaughter of Evelyn (Morehead) Hays.
She is a manager of inside sales for McKesson Pharmaceuticals.
The groom is the son of the Rev. George and Martha Dolak of Pittsburgh, Pa.
He is an engineer for Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
The couple live in Bedford.
Published Sunday, February 3, 2008

Downing - Lana Meador and Bo Downing
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 17, 2009
Published Sunday, November 16, 2008
Lana Meador, daughter of Roy and Linda Meador, all of Decatur, will marry Bo Downing of Burleson, son of Norm and Lyn Downing of Fort Worth, on March 17, 2009, at The Little Church of the West in Las Vegas.
The bride-elect is a 1994 graduate of Decatur High School and a 1999 graduate of Dallas Institute of Funeral Services. She is employed by Independent Producers of America in Irving.The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of Eastern Hills High School in Fort Worth and is employed by The Horseman Club in Fort Worth.

Dunlap - Mr. and Mrs. Travis Eugene Dunlap
Vows exchanged Dec. 5, 2008
Published Sunday, December 21, 2008
Anjy Ann Toben and Travis Eugene Dunlap, both of Saginaw, were married Dec. 5, 2008, in Fort Worth.
The bride is the daughter of Walter and Evelyn Toben of Paradise.The groom is the son of Eugene and Patricia Dunlap of Bridgeport.

Durek - Gillian Gillespie and Patrick Mikell Durek
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 27, 2008
Published Sunday, June 15, 2008
Gillian Gillespie, daughter of Richard and Patti Gillespie, all of Decatur, will marry Patrick Mikell Durek, son of Mikell and Kelly Durek, all of Henderson, Nev., June 27, 2008, in Manti, Utah at Manti Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and is attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where she is studying early childhood education. She is employed by Family Eye Center in Provo. She served in the Cleveland, Ohio, Mission for 18 months.The prospective groom is a graduate of Silverado High School in Henderson and is attending Brigham Young University where he is majoring in construction management. He is employed by Murdock Hyundai in Orem, Utah. He served a two-year mission in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Eaton, Mark - Mr. and Mrs. Mark Epperson Eaton
Vows exchanged Oct. 4, 2008
Published Sunday, November 23, 2008
Rachel Camelle Lyons of the Woodlands and Mark Epperson Eaton of Wichita, Kan., were married Oct. 4, 2008, at the St. Michael Orthodox Christian Church of Beaumont. The Rev. Micahel Pavez with St. Michael Orthodox Christian Church officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Amelia and Gene Lyons of Odessa. The groom is the son of Jacquelyn and David Eaton of Decatur. Matron of honor was Kelly Turowski. Maid of honor was Megan Farah. Bridesmaids were Rebecca Grisham and Brooke Warren. Best man was Bryan Eaton. Groomsmen were Clint Baker, Gabe Sassin and David Lyons. Ushers were Dan Eaton, Danny Eaton, Eddie Eaton and Michael Farah. Guestbook attendant was Kirsten Eaton. Soloist was Raquel Haddad. A reception was held at the Neches Room. The bride is a 1999 graduate of Permian High School in Odessa and a 2003 graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in recreation, park and tourism sciences. She is employed by LGI Development.The groom is a 1998 graduate of Taylor High School in Katy and a 2002 graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering. He is employed by D3 Technologies.

Eaton, Roy - Roy and Jeannine Eaton
Fiftieth wedding anniversary June 14, 2008
Published Sunday, June 22, 2008
Roy and Jeannine Eaton of Decatur celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner and dance June 14 at the Decatur Civic Center. Entertainment was provided by Asleep at the Wheel.
They own the Wise County Messenger and Messenger Office Supply in Decatur and both are graduates of Texas Christian University. Roy began his journalism career at Radio Station KXOL in Fort Worth while still a student at TCU. He is a former news director of WBAP radio and was director of television news coverage and news anchorman at WBAP-TV, now KXAS, NBC 5. He is a past president of the National Newspaper Association, the Texas Press Association and the Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He is a past director of the North Central Texas Council of Governments and former member of the Region C Long Range Water Planning Group.He is a member of both the Texas Newspaper Hall of Fame and the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. He is board chairman of the Decatur Economic Development Corporation, secretary of the Wise County Water Supply District and co-chairman of the Wise County Weatherford College Study Committee.He is a past president of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce and former chief of the Decatur Volunteer Fire Department. He has received four Master Editor awards from the Antique Automobile Club of America and has served for more than a decade on the board of the Texas Region of AACA. Jeannine is vice president and treasurer of the Wise County Messenger and served for more than 20 years as a director of the Wise Regional Health System in Decatur. She was a founding director and 10-year board member of the Decatur Main Street Committee. She is a past president of the North Fort Worth Woman's Club. They are the parents of three sons, Jeff Eaton and his wife, Terry, of Dalworthington Gardens, Barry Eaton of Justin and Brian Eaton and his wife, Felecia, of Fort Worth. They have four grandchildren, Sara and Jessica Eaton of Dalworthington Gardens and Taylor Cansler and Benjamin Eaton of Fort Worth. As an anniversary gift, their children gave the Eatons a trip to Vicksburg and New Orleans, to re-trace their honeymoon in 1958.

Emsoff - Crystal Jill Garrett and Scot Arthur Emsoff
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 17, 2008
Published Sunday, May 11, 2008
Crystal Jill Garrett, daughter of Jim and Deborah Cleveland Garrett of Marble Falls and granddaughter of Edith Cleveland of Paradise and the late Grover O. Cleveland, will marry Scot Arthur Emsoff, son of Don and Donna Emsoff of Seymour, on May 17, 2008, at the Lakeside Pavilion in Marble Falls.
The bride elect is a wildlife and fisheries major at Texas A&M University. The prospective groom is an agricultural systems management graduate student at Texas A&M and is employed by the university. They will live in Bryan.

England - Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lorenz England III
Vows exchanged Nov. 1, 2008
Published Sunday, November 16, 2008
Carolyn Ting Brannan and Thomas Lorenz England III, both of Dallas, were married Nov. 1, 2008, at Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Ark. Doug Reed with Thorncrown Chapel officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Raymond Eugene Jr. and Meiwen Ting Brannan of Decatur.The groom is the son of Thomas Lorenz Jr. and Ida Jo Biggers England of Dallas.Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory tea-length silk satin gown with a portrait neckline and three-quarter length sleeves. A fitted bodice led to a drop waist and full skirt. She wore wrist-length kid gloves and carried an all-white bouquet of tulips, gardenias, ranunculus and roses. Matron of honor was Whitney Howard Field of Dallas. She wore a knee-length latte A-line dress with cap sleeves. She carried a bouquet of white tulips.Best man was the groom's father.Violinist was Frederick Robert Mayer of Eureka Springs.A luncheon reception followed the ceremony in the East Garden of the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs. A wedding dinner took place later in the day at the Autumn Breeze Restaurant. The parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Crescent Hotel.The bride attended the Hockaday School in Dallas and Decatur High School. She attended Boston University and received her juris doctor from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. She is an attorney and director of advanced planning for New York Life. The groom attended Highland Park High School in Dallas and Christ Church Preparatory School in Christ Church, Va. He attended Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va. He is the chief operating officer of England Investments. Following a wedding trip to Little Dix Bay in the British Virgin Islands, a wedding reception was held at Brook Hollow Golf Club. The couple reside in Dallas.

Fippinger - Adreane Nicole Crisp and Jonathan David Fippinger
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 12, 2008
Published Sunday, June 29, 2008
Adreane Nicole Crisp, daughter of John and Beverly Crisp, all of Bridgeport, will marry Jonathan David Fippinger of Bridgeport, son of Don and Donna Fippinger of Edmond, Okla., July 12, 2008, in Decatur with the Rev. Johnny Irish of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur officiating.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 2007 graduate of Texas A&M University. She is employed by Crisp Industries, Inc. and is the granddaughter of Dora Crisp and Howard Musick.The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Caldwell High School. He is employed by Weatherford International and is the grandson of Gerry and Phyllis Fippinger and Jean Swain.

Fortenberry - Neal and Shirley Fortenberry
50th Wedding anniversary March 21, 2008
Neal and Shirley Fortenberry of Greenwood were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering at their home hosted by their children.
Neal Fortenberry and the former Shirley Clark were married March 21, 1958, at Greenwood Baptist Church.
They have four children, Vance Fortenberry of Alvord, Troy Fortenberry and Cindy Wells, both of Greenwood, and Nealeis York of Elgin, Okla.; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Neal and Shirley are dairy farmers and cattle ranchers and are members of the Greenwood Baptist Church.
Published Sunday, March 23, 2008

Frazier - Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Kyle Frazier
Vows exchanged Nov. 13, 2007
Published Sunday, May 25, 2008
Rachel Elise Sturgeon and Bryan Kyle Frazier were married Nov. 13, 2007, on the cliffside of the Heritage House Inn in Little River, Calif. The Rev. Bryan Fairlee of Fort Bragg, Calif., officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Gary and Lindsey Sturgeon of Decatur.The groom is the son of Art and Lynn Frazier of Carrollton.The bride wore a Casablanca ivory beaded lace mermaid gown that featured a modified sweetheart neckline and a chapel-length train. She wore a diamond white double cage veil with a Swarovski crystal comb.She carried a bouquet of white Cymbidium orchids tied with an ivory ribbon and adorned with a cross and a locket of the parents' wedding photos.Music was provided by violinist Joselyn Bartlett of Fort Bragg and celloist Tony Miksak of Mendocino, both of the Mendocino String Quartet.The bride is a 2002 Decatur High School graduate and attendsthe University of Texas at Dallas. She is employed by Highside Capital Management in Dallas.The groom is a 1996 graduate of Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas and received a bachelor of business and marketing degree from the University of North Texas. He was a member of Delta Sigma Pi. He is employed by Expeditor's International in Grapevine and owns DFW Real Estate Consultants.The couple reside in Las Colinas.

Garrett - Pat and Loyce Garrett
Fiftieth wedding anniversary July 5, 2008
Published Sunday, July 13, 2008
Pat and Loyce Garrett of Alvord will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, July 19, with a reception at the First Baptist Church in Alvord.
Pat Garrett and the former Loyce Neighbors were married July 5, 1958, in Gainesville.They have a daughter, Mary Hampton of Alvord and five grandchildren. Their son, Eddy Ray Garrett, is deceased.Pat is a retired captain of the Dallas Fire Department and Loyce is a housewife. The couple are members of the First Baptist Church in Alvord.

Gilbert- Audrey and William E. ‘Cotton’ Gilbert
Sixty-second wedding anniversary Feb. 2, 2008
Audrey and William E. “Cotton” Gilbert of Runaway Bay celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary Saturday, Feb. 2.
Cotton Gilbert and the former Audrey Lewis were married Feb. 2, 1946, in Shreveport, La.
They have a son, Michael Gilbert, and wife, Sue, of Houston; three daughters, Jeannene Oquinn and husband, Gary, of Cypress, Cindy Bullion and husband, Jack, of Decatur, and Liz Dale and huband, Gene, of Prosper; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Cotton retired from Mitchell Energy Corporation and Audrey worked for Johnson and Johnson.
Published Sunday, February 3, 2008

Grandos - Mr. and Mrs. Victor Grandos
Vows exchanged Aug. 9, 2008
Published Sunday, August 31, 2008
Melissa Sue Wittsche of Decatur and Victor Granados of Fort Worth were married Aug. 9, 2008, at Calvary Cathedral in Fort Worth. The Rev. Mark Carrillo officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Robert and Tonni Wittsche of Decatur. The groom is the son of Rick and Susie Lopez of Fort Worth and Victor M. Granados.Maid of honor was Tammi Wallace of Arlington. Best man was Moses Ruiz of Dallas. The bride is a Decatur High School graduate and is attending North Central Texas College to receive her LVN/RN certification. The groom is a graduate of Warren High School in Warren, Ark., and is a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

Green - Mr. and Mrs. James Earl Green
Vows exchanged May 3, 2008
Published Sunday, May 18, 2008
Valerie Sue Stump and James Earl Green, both of Bridgeport, were married May 3, 2008, at Aurora Baptist Church in Aurora. The Rev. Jimmy Withers officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Roy Stump and DeeAnn and David Seal. The groom is the son of Pansy and Earl Green.Maid of honor was Jennifer "Jenna" Elliott of Fort Worth. Bridesmaids were Kelly McClung of Bridgeport, Sandra Bryant, cousin of the groom, of Perrin, and Donna Yarbrough of Weatherford.Flower girl was Jacie Green, daughter of the groom. Ringbearer was Ryan Dunn, son of Babby and Rodney Dunn of Bridgeport. Ushers were James Stump, brother of the bride, and Kenneth Green, brother of the groom.Best man was Earl Green, father of the groom, of Bridgeport. Groomsmen were Danny Hillard of Paradise, Paul Maler of Fort Worth and Kenneth Green, brother of the groom, of Fort Worth. The couple reside in Bridgeport.

Greenwood - Kameron Alyssa Cook and Billy Wayne Greenwood
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 21, 2008
Published Sunday, June 8, 2008
Kameron Alyssa Cook, daughter of Ray and Judy Cook, all of Bridgeport will marry Billy Wayne Greenwood, son of Robert and Rhonda Greenwood, all of Paradise June 21, 2008, at the Decatur Church of Christ with Britt Doty, the bride-elect's uncle, officiating.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Joe and Ann Richardson of Paradise and the great-granddaughter of Anna Pewitt Dukes of Bridgeport. She is a 2005 graduate of Bridgeport High School and attended North Texas Central College in Corinth. She is employed by James Wood Motors in Denton.The prospective groom is the grandson of Don and Patsy Watson of Hurst. He is a 2005 graduate of Paradise High School and attended Weatherford College. He is employed by Richey Oilfield Construction.

Grimes - Rebecca Lynn Cayce and Kyle Ray Grimes
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 16, 2008
Rebecca Lynn Cayce, daughter of Rodney and Pam Cayce of Chico, will marry Kyle Ray Grimes, son of Ronald and Cathy Grimes of Chico, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, at the Decatur Civic Center.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mary and Jerry McKeever of Chico, Randal Cayce of Decatur and Jane Cayce of Chico.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Veda and Paul Grimes of Chico and Buddy and Nita Bailey of Red River, N.M.
Published Sunday, April 27, 2008

Grimes (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Ray Grimes
Vows exchanged Aug. 16, 2008
Published Sunday, September 21, 2008
Rebecca Lynn Cayce and Kyle Ray Grimes, both of Decatur, were married Aug. 16, 2008, at the Decatur Civic Center. J.D. Coffman officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Rodney and Pam Cayce of Chico.The groom is the son of Ronald and Kathy Grimes of Chico. Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless white lace beaded dress with a long train and a tiara and shear veil embellished with crystals. She carried a bouquet of peach and pink roses. Matron of honor was Jade Cayce. Bridesmaids were Paige Cline, Courtny Clampit and Jacy Smallwood. Honor attendants wore champagne satin strapless floor-length gowns and carried peach and pink roses.Flowergirls were Brianna McKeever, daughter of Jeff and Cherie McKeever, and Emily McKeever, daughter of Johnny and Pam McKeever. Ringbearers were Cameron Barnes and Clayton Lynn, sons of Priscilla Lynn. Best man was Jacob Mumma. Groomsman were Chris Clayton, Pate Cayce and Greg Grimes.Ushers were Colt Lemond and Dustin Brazeu.A reception hosted by the parents of the bride followed the ceremony. Sheila Lemond, Julie Grimes, Tammy Pryor and Bradi Cayce served as the house party. The bride is a student at North Central Texas College in Gainesville. The groom is employed by TJ Technical Service.Following a honeymoon trip to San Antonio, the couple lives in Decatur.

Hackrott - Misty Petty and Tim Hackrott
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 17, 2008
Misty Petty of Rhome, daughter of Dan and Sandra Petty of Alvord, will marry Tim Hackrott of Rhome, son of James and Sue Hackrott of Keller, on May 17, 2008.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Alvord High School. She expects to graduate from Tarrant County College in December 2008. She is employed by Phazar Aerocorp.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Keller High School and is employed by Southlake.
Published Sunday, January 13, 2008

Hamby - Whitnee BreAnn Tackel and Brett Redmond Hamby
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 9, 2008
Published Sunday, May 18, 2008
Whitnee BreAnn Tackel, daughter of Clinton and Donna Tackel, will marry Brett Redmond Hamby, son of Ronnie and Pam Hamby, all of Paradise, Aug. 9. 2008, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Paradise High School and a 2007 graduate of Texas Tech University where she received a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting. She plans to graduate with a master's degree in business administration from Texas Tech University in December.The prospective groom is a 2004 graduate of Paradise High School. He plans to graduate with a bachelor of science degree in geology from Texas Tech University in December.She is the granddaughter of Marguerite Caraway Treadwell of Cisco and Ellon Faye Tackel of Paradise.He is the grandson of John and Marilyn Redmond of Weatherford and Lee and Glenda Hamby of Paradise.

Hamby (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Brett Redmond Hamby
Vows exchanged Aug. 9, 2008
Published Sunday, September 14, 2008
Whitnee BreAnn Tackel and Brett Redmond Hamby, both of Paradise, were married Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Terry N. Terry officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Clinton and Donna Tackel of Paradise and the granddaughter of Faye Tackel of Paradise and Marguerite Caraway of Cisco.The groom is the son of Ronnie and Pam Hamby of Paradise and the grandson of Lee and Glenda Hamby of Paradise and John and Marilyn Redmond of Weatherford. Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white strapless satin gown with a rouched skirt and cathedral train. The bodice featured lace embroidered with silver thread and embellished with beads, sequins, crystals and a box sash at the waist. She wore a white double-tiered fingertip-length veil. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of hot pink and light pink roses and white cala lilies accented with calcinia heather.Maid of honor was Sarah Espinoza of Houston. Bridesmaids were Chasiti Tackel of Paradise, sister of the bride, Shelly Walls of Lubbock, Katheryne McGilvray of College Station and Nina Gentry of Paradise.The attendants wore strapless floor-length black satin gowns with black tie sashes and carried hand-tied bouquets of hot pink roses with sheer pink ribbon.Flower girl was Reighlee Carbajal of Paradise, niece of the bride. Ring bearers were Trevor Hamby and Reese Hamby of Fort Worth, nephews of the groom.Best man was Kyle Anderson of Paradise. Groomsmen were the groom's brothers, Ronnie Hamby and Rusty Hamby, both of Forth Worth, Travis Hamby of Justin and Alex Hamby of Paradise.Ushers were Jarrod Tackel of Sachse, brother of the bride, Taylor Trotter of McKinney, cousin of the groom, and Jacob Baber of Paradise.Guest book attendants were Chelsey Edwards of Bridgeport and Kyndrae Stokes of Paradise.Greeter was Daniel Ingram of Paradise, cousin of the bride. A reception at the Decatur Civic Center followed the ceremony. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Paradise High School and earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Texas Tech University in 2007. She will graduate with a master's degree in business administration from Texas Tech in December. She has accepted a position with KPMG Accounting in Dallas.The groom is a 2004 graduate of Paradise High School and will graduate with a bachelor of science degree in geology from Texas Tech University in December. He is employed by the university.Following a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple reside in Lubbock.

Hand - Mr. and Mrs. Brent Hand
Vows exchanged Aug. 8, 2008
Published Sunday, August 31, 2008
Stephanie Lunsford and Brent Hand, both of Chico, were married Aug. 8, 2008, at the First Baptist Church in Chico. Dane Robinson officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Bart and Jeanine Lunsford, formerly of Alvord.The groom is the son of Mickey and Lindee Hand of Chico.Bridesmaids were Taryn Lunsford and Linny Lunsford, daughters of the bride. Groomsmen were Christian Hand and Camden Hand, sons of the groom.Brent is a teacher and coach at Chico High School.

Haralson - Holly Bland and Jonathon Haralson
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 20, 2008
Published Sunday, November 23, 2008
Holly Bland of Keller, daughter of Brad and Diane Bland of Chico, will marry Jonathon Haralson of Eastland, son of Jay and Kim Haralson of Nocona, Dec. 20, 2008, at Carter Lake Road Church of Christ in Bowie.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Chico High School, and she will graduate with a doctorate in pharmacy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy in May 2009.The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Prairie Valley High School and graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of science in agricultural development in 2005. He is employed by the Texas Farm Bureau.

Harrison - Sarah Jessica Rusnak and Jimmy Don Harrison
Vows to be exchanged Oct. 4, 2008
Published Sunday, September 14, 2008
Sarah Jessica Rusnak, daughter of John and Betty Rusnak of Aurora, will marry Jimmy Don Harrison, son of Jimmy and Cathy Harrison of Boyd, Oct. 4, 2008, at the Northeast Wedding Chapel in Hurst.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Betty Stewart of Plano, Mr. and Mrs. Travis Steward of Mexia and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Clayton of Lake Mexia.The groom is the grandson of Glenda Coker of Hurst and Mr. and Mrs. James Harrison of Hurst.

Holloway - Neal and Paula Holloway
Fiftieth wedding anniversary June 7, 2008
Published Sunday, August 3, 2008
Neal and Paula Holloway of Alvord celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 7 with a dinner party at the Decatur Civic Center, hosted by their three children and four grandchildren.
Neal Holloway and the former Paula Grimsley were married June 7, 1958, at the First Methodist Church of Alvord.They have two daughters, Lori White and husband, Robert, of Odessa and Lisa Sledge and husband, Jack, of Alvord; a son, Bryant Holloway and wife, Schrea, of Abilene; two granddaughters, Brookes and Austin Holloway, and two grandsons, Bobby White and Bucky Sledge.The anniversary celebration was filled with music provided by the Eddie Irvine Band. Their granddaughter, Austin, 14, sat on her grandfather's knee and sang "Remember When" and their granddaughter, Brookes, toasted her grandparents.The couple retired in 1999 after 38 years in Odessa and moved to the family farm near Alvord. Neal was a former Exxon Bulk Plant agent and longtime partner with Rykin Pump Co. Paula was employed as office manager with Roland and July Gladden State Farm Agency.

Hoots - Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hoots
Vows exchanged July 12, 2008
Published Sunday, August 10, 2008
Elizabeth White of Stephenville and Michael Hoots of Paradise were married July 12, 2008, at the Victory Baptist Church in Stephenville. The bride's father officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Russell and Lora White of Stephenville.The groom is the son of Tony and Peggy Hoots of Paradise. Escorted by her father and mother, the bride wore a strapless gown with a pick-up skirt with pearl and crystals embellishing the bodice. She wore a finger-length veil and a tiara headpiece. She carried a bouquet of pink Gerber daisies with light green accents. Maid of honor was Courtney Boles of Stephenville. Bridesmaids were Lauren and Sara Logsdon of Huntington, W.V., cousins of the bride. Flower girl was Madason Hoots of Paradise, niece of the groom. Ashlynn Hoots of Paradise, Lily Thompson of Huntington and Hannah Boles of Stephenville were mini-flower girls. Best man was Adam Hoots of Paradise, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Logan White of Stephenville, brother of the bride and Jeremy Kirk of Stephenville. Ushers were Justin Boles of Stephenville and Michael Logsdon of Huntington, cousin of the bride. Ring bearer was William Thompson of Huntington, cousin of the bride. Pianist and soloist was T.J. Burris of Bridgeport. A solo was also performed by Kam Jones of Stephenville. The bride and groom participated in a God's Knot officiated by Dale Webster with Bible Baptist Church in Bridgeport. A reception was held at Victory Baptist Church in Stephenville. The bride is a graduate of Stephenville High School and is employed at Arney Insurance in Stephenville. The groom is a graduate of Paradise High School and is employed at Star Arms Gun shop in Stephenville. Following a honeymoon trip, the couple live in Stephenville.

Horner - Jimmy R. and Carolyn Sue Horner
Fiftieth wedding anniversary June, 2008
Published Sunday, June 22, 2008
Jimmy R. and Carolyn Sue Horner of Alvord will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 28.
Jimmy and the former Carolyn Sue Hudson were married June 28, 1958, in Ardmore, Okla.Their children are Jimmy L. Horner and wife, Teresa, of Decatur and Debbie Rhea and husband, Mike, of Keller. They have four grandchildren, Brook and Brenton Rhea of Keller and Abby and Will Horner of Decatur. They have one great-granddaughter, Kyra Jade Rhea of Keller.The couple owns and operates Shady Oaks RV Park in Alvord.

Horton - Lauren Cheves and Jacob Horton
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 13, 2008
Published Sunday, November 16, 2008
Lauren Cheves, daughter of Scott and Melody Cheves, all of Bridgeport, will marry Jacob Horton of Bridgeport, son of Richard and Ollie Horton of Paradise, on Dec. 13, 2008, in Las Vegas.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is a student at the University of North Texas. She is employed by Horton Welding and Inspection.The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Bridgeport High School. He is the owner and operator of Horton Welding and Inspection and H&D oiltools.

Howard - Arnold and Hazel Howard
Seventy-fifth Anniversary Oct. 7, 2008
Published Sunday, September 28, 2008
Arnold and Hazel Howard of Greenwood will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary with a party hosted by their children at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the the Greenwood Fire Hall.
Arnold Howard and the former Hazel Truitt were married Oct. 7, 1933, in Decatur.They have four children, Maurine Lovejoy of Argyle, Mattie Graham of Aledo, Adell Clark of Keller and Willie Howard of Alvord; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.Arnold is a retired dairyman.Hazel is a housewife.They are members of Greenwood Baptist Church.

Huddleston - Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kevin Huddleston
Vows exchanged April 12, 2008
Published Sunday, July 13, 2008
Ann Marie Fladeland and Thomas Kevin Huddleston, both of Dallas, were married April 12, 2008, in Mount Vernon, Texas. Bryan Wade Green of Cedar Hill officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Brakebill of Temple.The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. William E. Huddleston of Bridgeport.Escorted by her father, the bride wore a Mikado silk tank with a V-neck pleated bodice that featured a beaded empire waist and a short A-line skirt in sky blue. She wore an heirloom pearl necklace and matching earrings. She carried a round and classic hand-tied bouquet in vibrant summery hues of yellow French tulips, roses and blue hydrangea florets.Matron of honor was Mrs. Charles Borrell, sister of the bride, of Texarkana. Maid of honor was Avery Elizabeth Borrell, niece of the bride, also of Texarkana.The bride's honor attendants wore Emilio Pucci halter dresses with V-neck bodices, an empire waist and short A-line skirts in multi-colors. Their bouquets mirrored that of the bride's.Flower girls were Sarah Grace and Olivia Rose Maggioncalda, nieces of the groom and daughters of retired Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. Eugene Paul Maggioncalda of Alexandria, Va., and Madalynn Paige Fagan, daughter of Kasi Fagan.Candlelighter was Lucy Huddleston of Dallas.Ringbearer was Angus Huddleston of Dallas.Groomsmen were Thomas William Lee Huddleston of Austin and Patrick Andrew Hudleston of Conway, Ark., sons of the groom.Ushers were Dr. Charles Avery Borrell, brother-in-law of the bride, and Alexander Charles Borrell, nephew of the bride, both of Texarkana, and Robert Douglas Cornelius of Cedar Hill.A reception was held at the Flying H on Lake Cypress Springs.The bride received her bachelor in business administration degree from Baylor University and a master of healthcare administration from Texas Woman's University. She is employed as an insolvency and restructuring advisor.The groom received his bachelor of science degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and a diploma from Harris Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia. He is employed as an anesthetist.Following a wedding trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the couple reside in Dallas.

Jackson - Loyd and Donna Jackson
Fiftieth wedding anniversary June 6, 2008
Published Sunday, June 29, 2008
Loyd and Donna Jackson of Decatur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children and grandchildren from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, June 29, at the Decatur Civic Center.
Loyd Jackson and the former Donna Rhoads were married June 6, 1958.They have a daughter, Carrie Greever and husband, Chuck, and son, Calvin Jackson and wife, Tiffany, all of Decatur and five grandchildren.Loyd is a retired manager of Wise Electric Co-op and works at James Wood. Donna retired from the First National Bank, now Wells Fargo, and works for North Texas Bank. Both are members of the First Baptist Church of Decatur.

Johnson - Mr. and Mrs. Jon Tommy Johnson
Vows exchanged Nov. 23, 2008
Published Sunday, November 23, 2008
Vanessa LeAnn Bethel of Bridgeport and Jon Tommy Johnson of Bridgeport were married Nov. 7, 2008, in Chico. Elaine Bussey officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Cary and Angie Morrow of Lewisville and Marcus Beck of Jackson, Miss. The groom is the son of Asa Sr. and Charlotte Johnson of Chico. Marcus Beck and Cary Morrow escorted the bride.The groom is employed at Express Energy Services, and the bride is employed at Dennis' Hair Salon. The couple will live in Bridgeport.

Joseph - Mr. and Mrs. Ben Michael Joseph
Vows exchanged July 27, 2008
Published Sunday, August 3, 2008
Tiffany Marie Woodruff and Ben Michael Joseph, both of Decatur, were married July 27, 2008, at Bethel Baptist Church in Alvord. The Rev. Charles Taylor with Bethel Baptist Church officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jim Popp and Zarla Popp of Decatur.The groom is the son of Denise Jospeh of Decatur.The bride was escorted by her father.Matron of honor was Bernadette Fox of Bowie. Bridesmaid was Tracey Hendry of Paradise.Best man was Kyle Stephens of Aurora and groomsmen was Grant George of Decatur.Usher was Danny Taylor of Decatur.A reception given by the bride's parents followed the ceremony at Cow Camp Steakhouse. The couple plan a hideaway to Yellowstone in Wyoming in the fall.The bride is a graduate of Billy Ryan High School.The groom is a graduate of Decatur High School. He is employed by Swanberg USA.

Kaker - Risa J. Schedcik and Carl K. Kaker
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 7, 2008
Published Sunday, May 11, 2008
Risa J. Schedcik of Runaway Bay will marry Carl K. Kaker Saturday, June 7, 2008, at the Candlelight Chapel in Boyd. Steve Samsill will officiate the ceremony.

Keefer, Eric - Mr. and Mrs. Eric Ray Keefer
Vows exchanged Dec. 24, 2007
Ashley Patrice Benson and Eric Ray Keefer were married Dec. 24, 2007, at Registrars in Bury St. Edmond, England. Superintendent registrar Susan Bailey officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Patricia Mullens of Dublin, Ga., and David Benson of St. Joseph, Mich.
The groom is the son of Alvin and Leticia Keefer of Rhome.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of St. Joseph High School and attends Davenport University where she studies accounting. She is employed by the United States Air Force as a targeting inteligence analyst.
The groom is a 2004 graduate of Decatur High School. He attended Tarrant County College for two years. He is employed as a flightline specialist for the United States Air Force.
Following a wedding trip touring London, the couple reside in Lakenheath Village, England.
Published Sunday, January 6, 2008

Keefer, Evan - Toneisha Baker and Evan Lee Keefer
Vows to be exchanged
Published Sunday, August 24, 2008
Toneisha Baker of Arlington, daughter of Lloyd and Judy Baker of Fort Worth, will marry Evan Lee Keefer of Arlington, son of Alvin and Leticia Keefer of Rhome.
The bride-elect is a graduate of South Houston High School and is a junior social work major at the University of Texas at Arlington.The prospective groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and is a junior history/pre-law major at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is employed by the Arlington Police Department.

Kelly - Catherine Nivens and Kane Kelly
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 12, 2008
Published Sunday, May 18, 2008
Catherine Nivens of Fort Worth, daughter of Mike and Donna Nivens of Alvord, will marry Kane Kelly, son of Ken and Keran Kelly, all of Fort Worth, July 12, 2008, in Fort Worth. Paul Gravley with Arborlawn United Methodist Church will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Alvord High School and a 2003 graduate of the University of North Texas where she earned a bachelor's degree in business administration. She recently earned a teaching certificate. She is a teacher at Azle ISD.The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Rio Vista High School and a 2005 graduate of Tarleton State University where he earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports studies. He is employed by the Hood County YMCA as a personal trainer.

Knarr - Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Adam Knarr
Vows exchanged March 15, 2008
Tara Dawn Townsend and Matthew Adam Knarr, both of Decatur, were married March 15, 2008, at Community Church in Decatur. The Rev. John Redfearn officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of William and Donna Bean of Alvord.
The groom is the son of Tom and Teresa Deussen of Ponder and Bill Knarr of Chicago.
The bride wore a white strapless, A-line satin gown that featured a beaded cuff at the bodice, chapel-length train and satin-covered button detail down the back. Her headpiece was a fingertip-length veil with white flowers at the comb. Her shoes for the ceremony were white satin peep-toe pumps featuring a beaded knot; for the reception she wore white sneakers she decorated with daisy pearl trim, rhinestones and white satin ribbon laces.
She carried a bouquet of pink Cala lilies, white hydrangeas, lily of the valley and stephanotis trimmed in white ribbon and pearls that was designed by her grandmother.
Matron of honor was Paula-Beth Toller of Virden, Ill. Bridesmaids were Mere Knarr of Ponder and Margaret Knarr of Houston, both sisters of the groom; bridesmatron was Erin Bean of Fort Worth, sister-in-law of the bride.
Honor attendants wore espresso-colored dresses in different styles. The bridesmatron's dress also had pink accents. They carried bouquets of pink roses and hydrangeas trimmed in pink ribbon. At the reception, they wore white sneakers with daisy pearl trim, rhinestones and brown laces that were decorated by the bride.
Flower girl was Hannah Henderson of Ponder, niece of the groom, daughter of Clay Henderson and Mere Knarr. Ringbearer was Jessie Townsend of Decatur, son of the couple.
Best man was Brad Porter of Lewisville. Groomsmen were Eddie Webb of Midland, Scott Deussen of Denton, brother of the groom, and P.J. Cockburn of Keller.
Ushers were John Bean of Fort Worth, brother of the bride, and Toby Smith of Denton.
Guest book attendant was Delise White of Chico, cousin of the bride.
At the ceremony, Paula-Beth Toller and her husband, Michael, sang an original piece written by Paula-Beth as the mothers were seated called "Mama's Song." Michael also sang "When You Say You Love Me" by Josh Groban and "Lost In This Moment" by the artists Big and Rich.
A reception hosted by the couple and their parents followed the ceremony at the Bridgeport Country Club. Servers were Ann Welch of Bowie, Paula Rutherford, Earlene Niblett, Sarah Harris and Neysa Harris, all of Decatur, and Delise White of Chico.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Alvord High School and is attending Westwood College. She is employed by the Wise County Attorney.
The groom is a 1992 graduate of Ponder High School and is also a graduate of Cooke County College. He is the owner of Echo Plumbing Services Inc.
Following a honeymoon trip to Eureka Springs, Ark., the couple lives in Decatur.
Published Sunday, April 13, 2008

Knight - Bridget Ashlee Fletcher and David Taylor Knight
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 28, 2008
Bridget Ashlee Fletcher, daughter of Tim and Darlene Fletcher, all of Slidell, will marry David Taylor Knight, son of William and Jo Ellen Knight, all of Denton, on Jun 28, 2008, at the First Baptist Church in Slidell. Jim Mann of New Life Church in Denton will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Kyle and Mayme Fletcher of Slidell. She is a 2002 graduate of Slidell High School and is employed by Wise Performance Physical Therapy in Decatur.
The propsective groom is the grandson of Gordon and June Taylor of Bridgeport and Vondell Knight of Houston. He is a 1998 graduate of Ryan High School and a 2002 gradute of Texas Tech University. He is employed by Devon Energy in McAlester, Okla.
Published Sunday, April 27, 2008

Lambert, Jonathan - Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Gilbert Lambert
Vows exchanged Sept. 27, 2008
Published Sunday, November 23, 2008
Cassandra Jean Lehman and Jonathan Gilbert Lambert, both of Decatur, were married Sept. 27, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Boyd. Steve Ewton with the First Baptist Church of Boyd officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Deanna Lehman and Stan Cleveland of Arlington and Bill and Kristal Parce of Escondido, Calif.The groom is the son of David and Carla Lambert of Decatur. The bride was escorted by her mother. Maid of honor was Kim Lambert and bridesmaid was Bobbi Gregory. Madison Garcia served as flower girl and Donovan Cleveland was ringbearer.Best man was Jeremy Lambert and Jacob Ewton was a groomsman.Thomas Parce and Aaron Lambert were ushers. The bride is a graduate of Boyd High School and works at Trinity Care Center.The groom is a graduate of Boyd High School and is employed by Jim Lambert Construction.The couple reside in Decatur.

Lambert, William - William L. "Pee Wee" and Marie Lambert
Fiftieth wedding anniversary June 14, 2008
Published Sunday, June 15, 2008
William L. "Pee Wee" and Marie Lambert of Boyd will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception June 14 at the Boyd Community Center hosted by Bobby and Patsy Harris and Amye Huddleston.
They were married June 14, 1958, in Decatur.Their children are Brenda Lambert Baird and Michael Lambert. They have five grandchildren.William is a purchasing agent for Cargill and Marie is a housewife. Both are members of the First Baptist Church of Boyd.

Lara - Jessica Krenke and Andrew Lara
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 5, 2008
Published Sunday, May 11, 2008
Jessica Krenke of Euless, daughter of Bradley and Crystal Krenke of Hardy, Neb., will marry Andrew Lara of Euless, son of Manuel and Dora Lara of Decatur, on July 5, 2008, in Byron, Neb. Connie Reass will officiate the cermony at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Chester-Hubbell-Byron High School and a 2005 graduate of William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., where she graduated with bachelor of science degrees in nursing and psychology. She is employed as a registered nurse in the medical ICU of Parkland Hospital in Dallas.The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2004 graduate of the University of North Texas in Denton, where he graduated with a bachelors of arts in psychology. His is employed as the district executive for Boy Scouts of America in Hurst.

Lara (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lara
Vows exchanged July 5, 2008
Published Sunday, December 14, 2008
Jessica Erin Krenke and Andrew Lara, both of Euless, were married July 5, 2008, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Byron, Neb. Vicar Connie Raess and Darryl Nelson officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Brad and Crystal Krenke of Hardy, Neb.The groom is the son of Manuel and Dora Lara of Decatur. The bride wore an ivory silk shantung fluted gown decorated with rows of guipure lace. She wore a blusher veil and a cathedral-length veil.She carried a bouquet of roses, cymbidium orchids and dendrobium orchids. Maid of honor was Kendra Kuhlmann and Sandi Tuttle-Kiehne.Bridesmaids were Jennifer Hasty, Sarah Phillips, Jessica Petty, Cassie Klein, Megan St. John and Tiffany Lara. The attendants wore ginger-colored shantung dresses with pleated bodices. They carried bouquets of roses and lisianthus.Flowergirls were Hanna Pohlmann, daughter of Tim and Janna Pohlmann, and Sofia Flores, daughter of Carlos and Yanel Flores of Justin. Candlelighters were Laken Hobelmann and Manuel Flores Jr.Ringbearer was Clay Pohlmann, son of Tim and Janna Pohlmann, and Jon Flores, son of Manuel and Imelda Flores of Decatur. Best men were Chris Grasha and Adrian Lara. Groomsmen were Eric Heidrich, Andrew Sipes, Jesse Flores, Danny Galvan, Jared Krenke and Jason Buescher.Ushers were Art Maestas and Daniel Queen, and guestbook attendant was Jessica Bouray.Adam Peithmann played the organ for the ceremony, and Maggie Marquart played the piano. Matt Freitag and Sarah Hoops were soloists. A reception at the Thayer County Activity Center in Desher, Neb., followed the ceremony. Servers were Yanel Flores and Vilman Galvan.The bride is a graduate of William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., and a graduate of Chester-Hubbell-Byron High School in Chester, Neb. She is a registered nurse in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. The groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and the University of North Texas. He is employed by CUNA Mutual Group.Following a wedding trip to Costa Rica and San Antonio, the couple reside in Euless.

Lovett - Haylie Dawn Simon and Dustin Ray Lovett
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 2, 2008
Published Sunday, July 6, 2008
Haylie Dawn Simon, daughter of Lisa and Randy Simon, all of Decatur, will marry Dustin Ray Lovett, son of Bill and Linda Lovett, all of Waldron, Ark., Aug. 2, 2008, in Waldron with the Rev. Mike Powell officiating.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Decatur High School and is enrolled in the College of Nursing at Texas Woman's University. She is employed by Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Waldron High School. He is employed as a contractor for the Weyerhaeuser Company.

Lyons - Jessica Lynn Ishmael and John Patrick Lyons
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 24, 2008
Jessica Lynn Ishmael of Houston, daughter of Jamie and David Ishmael of Decatur, will marry John Patrick Lyons of Houston, son of Jack and Kathi Lyons of Amarillo, on May 24, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Johnny Irish will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural engineering. She is employed by URS.
The prospective groom also graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural engineering. He is employed by FMC Technologies.
Published Sunday, February 10, 2008

Lyons (2) - Mr. and Mrs. John Patrick Lyons
Vows exchanged May 24, 2008
Published Sunday, August 10, 2008
Jessica Lynn Ishmael and John Patrick Lyons, both of Houston, were married May 24, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Johnny Irish officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jamie and David Ishmael of Decatur.The groom is the son of Kathi and Jack Lyons of Amarillo.Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory satin gown adorned with crystal beads at the waist. She carried a bouquet of white roses, Calla lilies and hydrangeas.Maid of honor was Rebecca Ishmael. Bridesmaids were Anne Lyons, Erin Lyons, Crystal Moore and Erika Keese. They wore black tea-length dresses and carried bouquets of orange Calla lilies, red roses and yellow roses.Best man was Robert Lyons. Groomsmen were William Ishmael, Beau Sierra, Matt Podzemny and Mike Blankenship.Pianist was Bessie Bell Watson, harpist was Ashley Wells and Courtney Graf sang "Lost in this Moment."A reception followed the ceremony at the home of the bride's parents.The bride is a graduate of Decatur High School and Texas A&M University. She is employed by URS.The groom is a graduate of Amarillo High School and Texas A&M University. He is employed by FMC Technologies.Following a honeymoon trip to the United Kingdom and Ireland, the couple live in Houston.