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McCandless - Kayla Lyn Hess and John Camron McCandless
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 10, 2008
Kayla Lyn Hess, daughter of Ronnie and Kathy Hess, all of Decatur, will marry John Camron McCandless, son of Darrell and Janice McCandless, all of Decatur, May 10, 2008, at the McCandless home in Decatur. The Rev. Raymond Johns will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Decatur High School and plans to graduate from Texas Woman’s University in the fall of 2009 with a degree in elementary education.
The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School and is self employed in metal construction.
Published Sunday, March 23, 2008

Meadows - Melvin and Jannie Lou Meadows
Fiftieth wedding anniversary June 20, 2008
Published Sunday, June 8, 2008
Melvin and Jannie Lou Meadows of Paradise will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 2008, at the Decatur Civic Center.
Melvin Meadows and the former Jannie Lou Moody were married June 20, 1958, in Paradise.They have three children, Deloris Martin and husband, Davis, Marsha Foster and husband, Jay, and Todd Meadows and wife, Robin, all of Paradise, and nine grandchildren, Brad Martin and wife, Jennifer of New Braunfels, Jana Hamby and husband, Travis, of Justin, Jerod Foster of Lubbock, Hayley Rife and husband, Adam, of Irving and Seth Foster and Dalton, Dillon, Danae and Dustin Meadows, all of Paradise.Melvin and Jannie own and operate Meadows Ranch in Cottondale. They are members of the Cottondale Church of Christ.

Mechinus - Mr. and Mrs. Bo Glenn Mechinus
Vows exchanged Aug. 16, 2008
Published Sunday, October 26, 2008
Marie Elizabeth Nordman and Bo Glenn Mechinus, both of Austin, were married Aug. 16, 2008, at the Church of Christ in Decatur. Jacob Baker, youth minister at the Church of Christ of Decatur, officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Joel and Kathryn Nordman of Bridgeport.The groom is the son of Joseph and Margaret Mechinus of San Antonio.Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory, strapless tea-length gown with a lace overlay. The empire waist was accented with a satin sash and back bow. She wore an ivory shoulder-length veil with floral lace embroidery and her shoes were silk sling-backs with floral beaded accents. She wore heirloom pearls that were her grandmothers and are now her mothers. She carried a cascading hand-tied bouquet of white tulips and hydrangeas.Maids of honor were Laura and Robin Nordman of Bridgeport, sisters of the bride. Bridesmaids were Caroline Mattis of Abilene, cousin of the bride, Hayley Webb of Washington, D.C., Brittany Barnes of Plano and Christie Thomas of Abilene. Honor attendants wore brown strapless taffeta knee-length dresses with a bubble hem and sash. They carried bouquets of white roses tipped with teal and tied with teal ribbon. Best man was Jake Roseberry of Dallas. Groomsmen were Michael Hicks of Dallas, Jody Garner of Mt. Pleasant, Randal Jones of Austin and Russ Guild of Dallas. Ushers were Jordan Gay of Lubbock, Luke Reeves of Abilene and Chet Selz of Arlington.Julie Ritchie of Haslet, cousin of the bride, was the guestbook attendant. Katelyn Meurer, niece of the groom, and Kylie Cole passed out bubbles. A reception hosted by the bride's parents was held at the church following the ceremony. Servers were Mary Lee Mattis of Abilene, the bride's aunt, Kristy Meurer and Sammie Mechinus, sisters of the groom, Rose Roose, Paula McDowell, Sheila Kellogg, Kelly Nicholson, Sherri Vincent, Deana Walton and Judy Armstrong. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 2008 graduate of Abilene Christian University. She is employed with David Yurman Jewelers in Austin. The groom is a 2003 graduate of John Marshall High School in San Antonio and a 2007 graduate of Abilene Christian University. He is employed by Freeman AV in Austin.Following a wedding trip to Port Aransas, the couple make their home in Austin.

Mendoza - Mr. and Mrs. Marcos Mendoza
Vows exchanged May 16, 2008
Published Sunday, May 25, 2008
Juany Lira and Marcos Mendoza were married May 16, 2008, in San Antonio.
The bride is the daughter of Guadalupe Lira of San Antonio.The groom is the son of Marcos Mendoza and Catalina Turrubiates of Anahuac. The bride is a 1995 Decatur High School graduate and attended the University of North Texas for an associate's degree in social work. She is employed by Texas Sterling.The groom is employed by SAHA.The couple reside in San Antonio.

Middleton - Mr. and Mrs. Jake Dale Middleton
Vows exchanged July 19, 2008
Published Sunday, August 3, 2008
Jennifer Renee Burrell and Jake Dale Middleton, both of Grapevine, were married July 19, 2008, at La Buena Vida Vineyards in Grapevine.
The bride is the daughter of Ralph and Patty Burrell of Westerville, Ohio.The groom is the son of Dale and Becky Middleton of Haslet.Matron of honor was Anne Miller. Bridesmaids were Kristin Burnett and Megan Wright.Flower girl was Trystan Murphy, daughter of Mark and Marla Murphy.Best man was Chase Middleton. Groomsmen were Aaron Burnett and Casey Hernandez.Guestboook attendants were Veronica and Therese Dury.A reception followed the ceremony at La Buena Vineyards.The bride is a 1997 graduate of Reynoldsburg High School in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and a graduate of Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio. She is employed by Hidden Lakes Elementary School in Keller.The groom is a 1999 graduate of Paradise High School and a graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He is employed by TryMor in Dallas.Following a wedding trip to Nicaragua, the couple reside in Grapevine.

Mitchell - Pvt. and Mrs. Brandon Alan Mitchell
Vows exchanged July 2, 2008
Published Sunday, July 20, 2008
Kristina Dawn Rhine and Pvt. Brandon Alan Mitchell were married July 2, 2008, at the Rhome Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Anthony Handy officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Kimberly Rhine of Rhome.The groom is the son of Brent and Becky Mitchell of Colorado Springs, Colo.Escorted by her brother, Christopher Rhine, of Justin, the bride wore a satin baby blue gown with a chiffon overlay covered in tiny rhinestones. She carried a bouquet of white roses, seed pearls and baby's breath.Maid of honor was Jessica Coleman of Bedford. She wore a black and white tea-length gown.Flower girl was Madelynn Mitchell, daughter of the bride and groom.Best man was Shawn Marsillo of Bedford.A reception hosted by Jeanne Evans, grandmother of the bride, followed the ceremony at the Rhome Assembly of God Fellowship Hall.Bethany Rhine, sister of the bride, of Rhome and Lisa Strait, aunt of the bride, of Bridgeport served as the house party.The bride is a 2004 graduate of Northwest High School. She is employed by Wal-Mart in Decatur.The groom earned his GED in 2006. He serves in the U.S. Marine Corps.Following a wedding trip to Fort Worth, the bride resides in Rhome while the groom is in San Diego completing military training.

Mittauer - Mr. and Mrs. Todd Mittauer
Vows exchanged Oct. 18, 2008
Published Sunday, November 23, 2008
Kelsy Joy Pierce and Todd Mittauer, both of Lynchburg, Va., were married Oct. 18, 2008, in Lynchburg. Tip Killingsworth with Thomas Road Baptist officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Scott and Patsy Pierce of Boyd. The groom is the son of Bruce Mittauer of Hollywood, Fla., and Judy Stallone of Port St. Lucie, Fla.The bride was escorted by her father. Maid of honor was Amanda Cruickshank of Boston. Bridesmaid was Courtney Robinson of Washington, D.C.Flowergirls were nieces of the groom, Braelyn and Addison Mittauer of Cooper City, Fla.Ringbearer was Pierce Martin, son of Pattie and Blaine Martin of Lynchburg.Groomsmen were Casey and David Mittauer.Ushers were Zachary Pierce, Joseph Pierce and Patrick Pierce, brothers of the bride, and Jeremy Painkin.A reception followed at the historic Fort Early.The bride is a 1999 Boyd High School graduate and a 2003 graduate of Hardin Simmons University in Abilene. She is an executive producer at ABC in Lynchburg. The groom is a 2001 graduate of Dade Christian School in Cooper City and a 2006 graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg. He is employed by State Farm Insurance. The couple reside in Lynchburg.

Monk - Casey Layne James and Austin Robert Monk
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 3, 2009
Published Sunday, November 30, 2008
Casey Layne James, daughter of Toni James and Mark and Syndi Tolliver, all of Decatur, will marry Austin Robert Monk of Prosper, son of Bobi Williams of Prosper and Gary and Paula Monk of Corinth, on Oct. 3, 2009.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed by Wise Regional Health System.The groom is a 2007 graduate of Prosper High School and is employed by Texas Maximum Productions.

Montgomery - Andrea Charlene ‘Charli’ Caston and Brian Matthew Montgomery
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 5, 2008
Andrea Charlene “Charli” Caston, daughter of Keith and Lesa Caston of Montague, will marry Brian Matthew Montgomery, son of Sandra Trevino of Gainesville, at 3 p.m. April 5, 2008, at the home of Charli’s grandparents in Holly Ridge, La.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Deryl and Delores Caston of Holly Ridge and the great-granddaughter of Arlie Caston of Monroe, La., Geraldine Sistrunk Noland of Delhi, La., and Myrtle Strong of Goodwill, La. She is a 2003 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of North Texas. She is an optical technician at York Eye Associates in Gainesville and plans to attend medical school.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Trinidad Trevino of San Antonio. He is self-employed in communications marketing.
Published Sunday, March 9, 2008

Moore - Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Moore
Vows exchanged April 26, 2008
Published Sunday, June 1, 2008
Angie Ellis of Trophy Club and Charlie Moore of Boyd were married April 26, 2008, at the Aurora Baptist Church in Aurora.
The bride is the daughter of Dar and LaVoynne Kunkle.The groom is the son of Chuck and Linda Moore.Maid of honor was Carolina McDowell, daughter of the bride. Bridesmaids were Lisa Flores, Courtney Ellis, daughter of the bride, and Cindy Palluto.Flower girls were Payton Ellis, daughter of the bride, and Riley Webber, niece of the groom.Candlelighters were LaVoynne Kunkle, mother of the bride, and Linda Moore, mother of the groom. Ringbearer was Payton Webber, nephew of the groom.Best man was Cody Deaton. Groomsmen were Cody Gee, David Spidle and Joshua McDowell, son of the bride.Usher was Michael McDowell, brother of the bride.A wedding reception at the Aurora Baptist Church was hosted by family after the ceremony.Following a wedding trip to Steamboat Springs, Colo., the couple reside in Boyd.

Mosley - Harold and Willadene Mosley
Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary April 6, 2008
Harold and Willadene Mosley of Decatur celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family at a dinner and a national volleyball tournament where their granddaughter was playing.
Harold Mosley and the former Willadene Scaff were married April 6, 1958, by Raymond W. Dunn in Decatur.
They have one son, Mark Mosley and wife, Jean Carol, of Coppell; and two granddaughters, Claire and Meredith.
Harold is employed by North Texas Plastics and Willadene retired from the Wise County clerk's office where she worked for 27 years.
Published Sunday, April 20, 2008

Motsenbocker -Ralph and Ernesteen Motsenbocker
Sixty-second anniversary May 21, 2008
Published Sunday, May 4, 2008
Ralph and Ernesteen Motsenbocker of Decatur will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary May 21, 2008.
Ralph Motsenbocker and the former Ernesteen Davis were married May 21, 1946, at Wichita Falls City Hall.They have two children, Kirk Motsenbocker and Kim Saling; and four grandchildren.Ralph retired from Idalou School District as superintendent and Ernesteen retired from the district as his secretary. They are members of Grace Baptist Church.

Nall - B.F. and Joyce Nall
Sixtieth wedding anniversary July 3, 2008
Published Sunday, June 29, 2008
B.F. and Joyce Nall of Paradise will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, July 5, at the Decatur Church of Christ.
B.F. Nall and the former Joyce Holley were married July 3, 1948, in Fort Worth.They have two daughters, Carolyn Phillips and husband, Jimmy, of Paradise and Cynthia Hayhurst and husband, Verner, of Medina; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.B.F. retired from Natural Gas Pipeline Company in 1985. The couple own Hidden Valley Ranch and are members of the Cottondale Church of Christ.

Newton - Kimberly Ann Freeman and Joseph Newton
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 9, 2008
Kimberley Ann Freeman, daughter of Clint Freeman of Grand Prairie and Susan Hurst of Fort Worth, will marry Joseph Newton, son of Tommy and Janie Newton, all of Bridgeport, on May 9, 2008, on the Riviera Maya in Mexico.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of South Grand Prairie High School and a 2003 graduate of Austin College where she earned a degree in international economics and finance. She is employed by Guaranty Bank in Dallas.
The prospective groom is a 1995 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 1999 graduate of Austin College where he earned a degree in math and business. He is employed by Gabriel Roeder Smith as the pension team leader for the Dallas office and is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries.
Published Sunday, April 13, 2008

Nichols - Laura Phillips and Bryan Nichols
Vows to be exchanged Sept. 27, 2008
Published Sunday, September 7, 2008
Laura Phillips of Mansfield, daughter of Edwin and Becky Phillips of Mansfield, will marry Bryan Nichols of Bridgeport, son of Rick and Donna Nichols of Bridgeport, on Sept. 27, 2008, at the Lone Oak Winery in Burleson.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Mansfield High School and attends Texas A&M-Commerce with plans to graduate with a degree in elementary education. She is employed by Lady of America.The groom is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and attends the University of North Texas. He plans to graduate in May of 2009 with a bachelor's degree in sociology. He is employed by Holt Caterpillar.

Noland - Summer LeAnn Bryan and Steven Chase Noland
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 14, 2008
Published Sunday, May 11, 2008
Summer LeAnn Bryan of Decatur, daughter of Mark and Sherri Bryan of Decatur, will marry Steven Chase Noland of Stephenville, son of Steve and Dawn Noland of Stephenville and the late DeAnna Noland, June 14, 2008, at Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Linda Mann Bryan, Doug and Lee Bryan, Mary Nunez Evans and C.G. Martinez, all of Decatur. She is a 2004 graduate of Lingleville High School and is currently attending Weatherford College. The prospective groom is the grandson of Steve and JoVaughen Dunn of Stephenville, Junior Hogg of Lingleville, Glenda Noland of Seldon and Terri Phelps of Stephenville. He is a 2002 graduate of Stephenville High School and is employed by United Cooperative Services.

Peck - Sierra Ashlyn Burk and Brayden Karl Peck
Vows to be exchanged Nov. 22, 2008
Published Sunday, October 12, 2008
Sierra Ashlyn Burk of Greenwood, daughter of Dale and Dala Burk of Decatur, will marry Brayden Karl Peck of Greenwood, son of Shirley and Cavin Mitchell of Slidell and Tom Peck of San Antonio, Nov. 22, 2008, in Slidell. The Rev. Bobby Cates with the First Baptist Church of Slidell will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2006 Decatur High School graduate and currently attends Weatherford College and majors in medical office technology. The prospective groom is a 2006 Slidell High School graduate and is employed by Ensco Offshore Drilling.

Perez - Jose and Beverly Perez
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Feb. 16, 2008
Jose and Beverly Perez of Lake Buchanan, formerly of Boyd, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a wedding mass and reception in Kingsland.
Jose Alonzo Perez and the former Beverly Jean Peterson were married Feb. 16, 1958, in San Capistrano, Calif. They have five children, Ed Perez and wife, Sylvia, of Las Cruces, N.M., Dan Perez and wife, Aine, and Kim Vaughn and husband, Matthew, all of New Rochelle, N.Y., Teresa Cook and husband, Phil, of Longview, and Sonya Jett and husband, Chuck, of Georgetown; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
The couple served their country at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in California where Jose was an air traffic controller and Beverly was an aerologist. Upon completing their service, Beverly was a housewife and Joe worked for the Federal Aviation Administration.
Published Sunday, March 2, 2008

Phillips - Jackie and Janice Phillips
Fortieth wedding anniversary Nov. 29, 2008
Published Sunday, November 16, 2008
Jackie and Janice Phillips of Bridgeport will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children and grandchildren from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Bridgeport Lions Club.
Jackie Phillips and the former Janice Roberts Foreman were married Nov. 29, 1968, at Pleasantview Baptist Church in Bridgeport.They have eight children, Sheri Abel and Penny Jackson, both of North Richland Hills, Beverly Williams and Jerald Foreman, both of Bridgeport, Melisa McLendon of Granbury and Jimmy Foreman and Ann Shaw, both of Decatur; 20 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.Jackie is the owner and operator of a trucking business, and Janice is a realtor with Midway Properties. They are both members of Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur.

Pigott - Bethany Hope Workman and Justin Matthew Pigott
Vows to be exchanged Dec. 13, 2008
Published Sunday, October 12, 2008
Bethany Hope Workman of Springtown, daughter of David and Judy Workman of Springtown, will marry Justin Matthew Pigott of Picayune, Miss., son of John and Dot Pigott of Picayune, Dec. 13, 2008, at the First Presbyterian Church in French Camp, Miss. Josh Gilreath will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Springtown High School and will graduate from Mississippi State University in December. The prospective groom is a graduate of Mississippi State University and is employed by Saint Leo University in Tampa, Fla.

Pinkerton - Ruben and Barbara Pinkerton
Fiftieth wedding anniversary May 4, 2008
Ruben and Barbara Pinkerton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, May 4, 2008.
Ruben and the former Barbara Ann Sparks were married May 4, 1958, at the Baptist church in Wall.
They have one son, Tracy, of Decatur, three grandsons and five great-grandchildren.
Ruben and Barbara owned Pinkerton Grocery for 44 years.
Ruben works at IGA and Barbara owns Decatur Art School.
Published Sunday, April 27, 2008

Price - Gerald and Diane Price
Fortieth wedding anniversary April 26, 2008
Gerald and Diane Price will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a surprise reception hosted by their family Saturday, April 5, in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church in Paradise.
Gerald Price and the former Diane Mann were married at the First Baptist Church of Paradise April 26, 1968.
The couple has two children, Holly Mario of Paradise and Lori Rodgers of Crowley; and three grandchildren.
Gerald is a truck driver for Nabors Well Services and Diane is a housewife.
Published Sunday, April 6, 2008

Privett - Stacy Leigh Cox and Jory Lee Privett
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 8, 2008
Published Sunday, July 6, 2008
Stacy Leigh Cox of Bridgeport, daughter of Steve and Teresa Cox of Sunset and granddaughter of Lowell and Esther Hughes of Sunset and Bob and Betty Cox of Enos, Okla., will marry Jory Lee Privett, son of Billy and Shelle Privett, all of Bridgeport, Aug. 8, 2008, in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Alvord High School, a 2003 graduate of Tarleton State University with a bachelor of science in computer information systems and she received a master of science in information systems in 2004. She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority at TSU. She is employed by Willow Creek Computer Systems and as an adjunct instructor at Weatherford College in Decatur.The prospective groom is a 1991 graduate of Jacksboro High School, a 2003 graduate of Tarleton State University with a bachelor of science in computer information systems and he received a master of science in information systems in 2004. He is employed by Willow Creek Computer Systems and as an adjunct instructor at Weatherford College in Decatur.

Privett (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Jory Lee Privett
Vows exchanged Aug. 8, 2008
Published Sunday, September 14, 2008
Stacy Leigh Cox and Jory Lee Privett, both of Bridgeport, were married Aug. 8, 2008, at Bolongo Bay in St. Thomas. Stuart Scott officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Steve and Teresa Cox of Sunset. She is the granddaughter of Lowell and Esther Hughes of Sunset and Bob and Betty Cox of Springtown. The groom is the son of Billy and Shelle Privett of Bridgeport.Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless white satin gown with a lace-up corset and a sweep train. The dress was trimmed with purple at the top and bottom. The bodice featured jeweled beading and purple embroidery. The headpiece was white feathers and purple wire accented with jewels and ribbon made by her mother. She wore her grandmother's diamond earrings, white rhinestone sunglasses and a purple jeweled garter adorned with the initials of her college alma mater, Tarleton State University .She carried a bouquet of white lilies, roses and orchids trimmed with purple ribbon.Matron of honor was Ashley Hanks of Perrin. Junior bridesmaid was Alexus Wood of Bridgeport. Honor attendants wore strapless purple satin tea-length dresses with lime accents. The matron of honor carried a nosegay of white lilies, roses and orchids trimmed with green ribbon. The junior bridesmaid wore a white corsage and carried a seashell holding the wedding rings. Best man was Simon Warner of Bedford. A reception hosted by the bride's parents was given at the Bridgeport Country Club on Aug. 16.The bride is a 2000 graduate at Alvord High School and a 2003 graduate of Tarleton State University where she earned a bachelor of science degree in computer information systems. She received her master of science in information systems in 2004 from Tarleton State University. The groom is a 1991 graduate of Jacksboro High School and graduated from Tarleton State University in 2003 with a bachelor of science in computer information systems. He received his master of science in information systems in 2004 from Tarleton State University. They are employed by Willow Creek Computer Systems and are adjunct instructors at Weatherford College in Decatur. Following a honeymoon in St. Thomas, the couple lives in Bridgeport.

Prock, James - Kayla Winnell Koerner and James Edward Prock Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 7, 2008
Published Sunday, May 18, 2008
Kayla Winnell Koerner of Alvord, daughter of Larry and Kay Smith of Paradise and Tom and Kelly Mills from Bridgeport, will marry James (Jim) Edward Prock Jr. of Alvord, son of James and Patricia Prock of Poolville, June 7, 2008, at the home of the groom's parents.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She earned an associate's degree in graphic design from Wade College in 2004.The prospective groom is a 1994 graduate of Collinsville High School in Collinsville, Okla. He is employed by Excel.

Prock, Joshua - Leanna Lynn Barnes and Joshua Lee Prock
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 17, 2008
Leanna Lynn Barnes of Bridgeport, daughter of Donny Barnes of Chandler and Terri Lindsey of Decatur, will marry Joshua Lee Prock of Bridgeport, son of James and Patricia Prock of Poolville, May 17, 2008, in Destin, Fla.
The bride-elect is a 2004 Bridgeport High School graduate and is employed at Bridgeport Eye Center.
The prospective groom graduated from Bridgeport High School in 2004 and works at Red Man Pipe & Supply.
Published Sunday, April 27, 2008

Rankin - Ray and Brenda Rankin
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Oct. 31, 2008
Published Sunday, November 2, 2008
Ray and Brenda Rankin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Oct. 31. Their children hosted a celebration dinner at the couple's Chico home on Saturday, Oct. 25. The family also celebrated the occasion with a fishing trip to Alaska during the summer.
Ray and Brenda were married Oct. 31, 1958, in Ardmore, Okla.The couple has four children, David Rankin and wife, Julie, of Plano, Debbie Fuller and husband, Rusty, of Midland, Mark Rankin and wife, Helen, of Bridgeport and Kim Gideon of North Richland Hills; and eight grandchildren.

Redfearn - Lori Nicole Greer and John Noble Redfearn Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 13, 2008
Published Sunday, October 5, 2008
Lori Nicole Greer of Tyler, daughter of Andy and Sandy Greer of Killeen, will marry John Noble Redfearn Jr. of Tyler, son of John and Jane Redfearn of Decatur, Dec. 13, 2008, at Sylvania Church in Tyler.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Hardin Simmons University. The prospective groom is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University. They are both employed by Pine Cove Camps.

Reeves - Sonny and Exsa Reeves
Fiftieth wedding anniversary April 19, 2008
Sonny and Exsa Reeves of Forestburg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2008, with a reception hosted by their family at the Haslet Community Center.
Sonny Reeves and the former Exsa Thompson were married April 19, 1958, in Oklahoma.
They have two daughters, Rebecca Graves and husband, Keith, of Bowie, and Reba Bakker and husband, Jeff, of Alvord; and four grandchildren.
Sonny retired from Bell Helicopter. Exsa retired from Thompson Insurance Agency in Keller. They are members of the First Baptist Church in Forestburg.
Published Sunday, April 13, 2008

Richardson - Mr. and Mrs. Robert Casey Richardson
Vows exchanged April 5, 2008
Madleine Morales and Robert Casey Richardson, both of Fort Bragg, N.C., were married April 5, 2008, at the downtown park in Nocona. Austin Wright, youth minister of the Nocona Church of Christ, officiated the double ring ceremonoy.
The bride is the daughter of Sgt. Redentor and Josefine Morales of Waipahu, Hawaii.
The groom is the son of Kim and John Morris of Nocona and Larry and Joyce Richardson of Paradise.
The bride wore an antique white, A-line dress with spaghetti straps. The bodice featured Battenberg lace. Her headpiece was a short veil with blue flowers at the comb. She carried a bouquet of lilies adorned with blue butterflies.
Maid of honor was Charlcie Kindsfather of Nocona.
Flower girls were Ericka and Lexi Richardson and ringbearer was Edwin James Richardson, nephew of the groom, all of Nocona.
Best man was John Morris Jr. of Abilene, brother of the groom.
A reception followed the ceremony at the Nocona Church of Christ.
The bride and groom are in the U.S. Army and live in Fort Bragg.
Published Sunday, April 13, 2008

Rife - Mr. and Mrs. Adam Rife
Vows exchanged Dec. 29, 2007
Hayley Jo Foster and Jonathan Adam Rife were married Dec. 29, 2007, at the Decatur Church of Christ in Decatur. Gerald Cleveland officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jay and Marsha Foster of Paradise. She is the granddaughter of Melvin and Jannie Meadows of Paradise and J.C. and Peggy Foster of Hubbard.
The groom is the son of retired Lt. Col. Robert Stanton and Peggy Rife of Abilene.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a Michelangelo white, satin strapless A-line gown with a lace overlay covering the bodice, skirt and the train, accented with beads and crystals. She wore a shoulder length veil accented with pearls. She carried a bouquet of white roses, white hydrangeas and hypernicum berries.
Maid of honor was Kati Gilliam of Lubbock. Bridesmaids were Jana Hamby of Justin, cousin of the bride, Leah Mervyn of Arlington, cousin of the bride, and Jennifer Richter of San Antonio.
The attendants wore clover green strapless A-line gowns with a sweetheart neckline and a crisscross back. They carried bouquets of white hydrangeas.
Flower girl was Danae Meadows of Paradise, cousin of the bride.
Best man was Jason Rife of Durham, N.C., brother of the groom.
Groomsmen were Ryan Gibson of Clyde, Jon Toliver of Dallas and Jerod Foster of Lubbock, cousin of the bride.
Ringbearer was Dustin Meadows of Paradise, cousin of the bride.
Ushers were Seth Foster of Paradise, brother of the bride, and Evan Harris of Fort Worth.
Greeters were Dalton and Dillon Meadows of Paradise, cousins of the bride.
Guest book attendant was Libby Connell of Clyde, friend of the bride.
A reception followed the ceremony in the church family room.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of Paradise High School and a 2007 graduate of Texas Tech University. She is employed at Price Waterhouse Coopers in Dallas as a tax associate.
The groom is a 2002 graduate of Wylie High School in Abilene and a 2006 graduate of Texas Tech University. He is employed at Jobing.com of Dallas.
Following a wedding trip to the Bahamas, the couple resides in Las Colinas.
Published Sunday, February 24, 2008

Riggs - Elisabeth Marie Nordby and John Brennan Riggs
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 2008
Published Sunday, May 4, 2008
Elisabeth Marie Nordby of Corpus Christi, the daughter of Susan Vaughn and the late Peter Nordby, will marry John Brennan Riggs, son of Conard and Robin Riggs, all of Bridgeport, in July 2008 at the garden at the DeGolyer Mansion in the Dallas Arboretum. Bruce Venable, university minister of the First Baptist Church in Lubbock, will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Marie DeSisto and Per and Inger Nordby. She will graduate from Texas Tech University in May 2008 with a degree in marketing. She is a member of Alpha Chi Omega social sorority and Chi Tau Epsilon.The prospective groom is the grandson of Joan Green and Jo Home and is the great-grandson of Lorene Green. He will graduate from Texas Tech University in May 2008 with a degree in Spanish.

Roby - Jennifer Lisa Reed and Jeff Allen Roby
Vows to be exchanged Aug. 30, 2008
Published Sunday, August 3, 2008
Jennifer Lisa Reed of Fayetteville, Ark., daughter of The Rev. Charles and Jan Reed of Burkburnett, will marry Jeff Allen Roby of Berryville, Ark., son of Robert and Elizabeth Roby of Manhattan, Kan. Aug. 30, 2008, at Eureka Springs, Ark. The Rev. Calvin Durham with Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1994 graduate of Bowie High School and received her bachelor of science degree in family studies from Texas Woman's University in 1998. She is employed by the Arkansas Department of Human Services.The prospective groom is a 1989 graduate of Manhattan High School and a 2000 graduate of Kansas State University with a bachelor of fine arts in graphic design. He is employed by Kerusso in Berryville.

Romines - Jamie Marie Greenfield and Cody Allen Romines
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 28, 2008
Published Sunday, June 8, 2008
Jamie Marie Greenfield of Alvord, daughter of Steve Greenfield of Decatur and Mary Greenfield of Alvord, will marry Cody Allen Romines of Bridgeport, son of Bart Romines of Calera, Okla., and Sharon Jackson of Bridgeport, June 28, 2008, at the Runaway Bay Country Club.
The bride-elect is a 2004 Alvord High School graduate and is employed by Products Unlimited in Justin and the Hot Skillet in Alvord.The prospective groom is a 2003 Bridgeport High School graduate and graduated in 2006 from Westwood College with a C.A.D. degree. He is employed by Conoco Phillips.

Sanders - Ashley Brook Pearson and Dustin Gabriel Sanders
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 1, 2008
Ashley Brook Pearson, daughter of Mark and Donna Pearson of Terrell, will marry Dustin Gabriel Sanders, son of Donnie and Katrina Ruddick of Bridgeport and Darrell and Tammy Sanders of Chico, March 1, 2008, in Corinth.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Terrell High School and a 2004 graduate of Texas A&M University at Commerce. She is employed by Vistawall Architectural Products in Dallas.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Chico High School and a 1999 graduate of UTI in Houston.
Published Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sears - Mandy Francis Mitchell and Jacob Neil Sears
Vows to be exchanged Sept. 20, 2008
Published Sunday, August 17, 2008
Mandy Francis Mitchell of Boyd, daughter of Mary Verner of Decatur and Doug and Lynette Mitchell of Bountiful, Utah, will marry Jacob Neil Sears of Chico, son of Vickie and Billy Lannom of Chico and Terry and Lora Sears of Godley, Sept. 20, 2008, at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise with David Hutchison officiating.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Christian Liberty Academy and is employed by Texas Motor Speedway. She is the granddaughter of Francis Mayfield and Owen and Syble Mitchell.The prospective groom is a graduate of Chico High School and a 2003 graduate of Tarleton State University. He is employed by Refinery Specialties, Inc. He is the grandson of J.W. and Eva Parkman, Nadine Sears and Joyce Martin.

Senn - Danielle Morris and William Senn Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 14, 2008
Published Sunday, October 26, 2008
Danielle Morris of Boyd, daughter of Teresa and Joe Bruce and Darrell Morris and Mary Kay Kennedy, will marry William Senn Jr. of Boyd, son of Rick and Tami Shemberger, on Nov. 14, 2008, in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Paradise High School and is currently attending Weatherford College. She is employed by Wal-Mart. The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Azle High School and is employed at GEO Correctional Facility.

Sessumes- Marion and Merle Sessumes
Sixtieth wedding anniversary November 25, 2008
Published Sunday, November 30, 2008
Marion L. and Merle Maxine Sessumes of Decatur will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at a later date.
Marion and the former Merle Maxine Yoakum were married Nov. 25, 1948, at Victory Baptist Church in Wichita Falls.They have two sons, Mark Alan Sessumes and wife, Kia, of Arlington and Marion Lewis Sessumes Jr. of Fort Worth; and three grandchildren, Alina, Jeremy and Dalton Sessumes. Marion was in the military and is retired from commercial construction. Merle is a retired child caregiver. The couple attend Sycamore Baptist Church in Decatur, where Merle is active in the Daytime Ladies Mission group.

Shetter - Mr. and Mrs. David Eugene Shetter
Vows exchanged Feb. 23, 2008
Amanda Michelle Read and David Eugene Shetter, both of Decatur, were married Feb. 23, 2008, in Decatur. Justice of the Peace Jan Marrow officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jo Elaine Fowler and Mitchell Read, both of Paradise. She is the granddaughter of Harold and Dortha Read, Willard and Frances Gentry and Evelyn Morehead Hayes, all of Paradise.
The groom is the son of Renee Cook of Fort Worth and the late David Shetter of Paradise.
The bride is employed with National Roper’s Supply/David’s Western Store in Decatur. The groom is employed with Norco of Saginaw.
The couple resides in Decatur.
Published Sunday, March 16, 2008

Shults - Scarlet Jo Bird and Justin Dale Shults
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 12, 2008
Scarlet Jo Bird, daughter of Randy and Janice Bird, all of Longview and formerly of Wise County, will marry Justin Dale Shults of Henderson, son of David and Karen Neal of Kilgore and Dale and Debbie Shults of Elkhart on April 12, 2008, at Hunt Villa in Longview. Judge Mike Smith will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Hallsville High School and attends Tyler Junior College. She is employed by Acme Brick in Longview.
The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Henderson High School and is employed by Panel Truss Texas.
Published Sunday, February 17, 2008

Skiles - Chelsey Edwards and Hunter Skiles
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 19, 2008
Published Sunday, May 11, 2008
Chelsey Edwards of Paradise, daughter of Rhonda Edwards of Paradise, will marry Hunter Skiles of Paradise, son of C.G. and Lesa Skiles of Paradise, Sept. 19, 2008, at A&M Gardens. Jeff Tacket will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Paradise High School and Weatherford Cosmetology School. She currently works at Patti's Hair Parlor. The prospective groom is a Paradise High School graduate and works for Sitton Enterprises, Inc.

Smith, Brian - Margaret 'Marge' Carroll and Brian W. Smith
Marriage vows to be exchanged Feb. 29, 2008
Margaret "Marge" Carroll of Baytown, formerly of Chico, daughter of John and Patricia Carroll of Calcutta, Ohio, will marry Brian W. Smith of Hull, son of Billie and Evelyn Smith of Ozark, Ark., on Feb. 29, 2008, in Hull.
The bride-elect is a nursing student at Lee College in Baytown.
The prospective groom is a retired Baytown firefighter.
Published Sunday, January 20, 2008

Smith, Cody - Myshel Pennington and Cody Smith
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 16, 2008
Published Sunday, June 8, 2008
Myshel Pennington, daughter of Rick and Lisa Pennington, all of Rhome, will marry Cody Smith of Fort Polk, La., son of Doug and Liz Smith of Itasca, Aug. 16, 2008, at The Candlelight Chapel in Boyd with the Rev. Bill Hughes and Billy Jeffrey of Grace Baptist Church of Decatur officiating.
The bride-elect is a 2006 Decatur High School graduate and is attending Weatherford College. She is employed by Huddle House.The prospective groom is a 2003 Grandview High School graduate and attended Hill College. He serves in the U.S. Army.

Smith, Derric - Hayley Kathryn Webb and Derric Michael Smith
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 23, 2009
Published Sunday, December 28, 2008
Hayley Kathryn Webb of Washington, D.C., daughter of Billy and Nelda Webb of Bridgeport, will marry Derric Michael Smith of Washington, D.C., son of Pete and Valerie Seidl of Hobbs, N.M., May 23, 2009, in Fort Worth. Johnny Irish will officiate the ceremony at St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 2008 graduate of Texas A&M University. She is employed by Congressman Ted Poe. The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Hobbs High School and a 2005 graduate of Texas A&M University. He is employed by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. He is a member of the Texas National Guard and served in Iraq in 2006.

Smith, Jeremy - Cambra Mae Blessing and Jeremy Smith
Vows to be exchanged Jan. 31, 2008
Published Sunday, October 19, 2008
Cambra Mae Blessing of Decatur, daughter of Bubba and Sharon Blessing of Decatur, will marry Jeremy Smith of Stephenville, son of Doug and Pam Smith of Stephenville, on Jan. 31, 2009, in Weatherford.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School. She graduated from Midwestern State University in 2004 with a degree in dental hygiene. She is employed by Rosenbaum Dental.The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Upton High School in Upton, Wyo. He attended Weatherford College. He is employed by Barbara Hampton Real Estate.

Smith, Landon - Ashley Marie Creed and Landon Coit Smith
Vows exchanged June 22, 2008
Published Sunday, June 22, 2008
Ashley Marie Creed, daughter of Mark and Rhonda Creed, all of Plano, will marry Landon Coit Smith of Bridgeport, son of Rick and Joyce Smith of Paradise, July 12, 2008, in Allen with the Rev. Tim Church of St. Jude Catholic Church officiating.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Plano East Senior High School and a 2003 graduate of Texas Tech University. She is a kindergarten teacher.The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Paradise High School and a 2003 graduate of Texas A&M University. He is employed by Smith Oilfield Services.

Smith, Michael - Alli Campbell and Michael Smith
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 18, 2008
Published Sunday, May 11, 2008
Alli Campbell of Fort Worth, daughter of Mark and Kathy Campbell of Decatur, will marry Michael Smith of Fort Worth, son of Dany and Susan Smith of Grand Prairie May 18, 2008, at Chandor Gardens inWeatheford. Raymond Johns will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Sam and Lawanna McClue of Decatur. She is a 2005 graduate of Decatur High School and is a student at the University of Texas at Arlington where she is studying interior design.The prospective groom attended college in the North Texas area as well as in southern California. He owns Killer Motorsports.

South - Heather Denise Donley and James Cody South
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 15, 2008
Heather Denise Donley, daughter of David and Shirley Donley, all of Bowie, will marry James Cody South of Bowie, son of Julia Wilson of Decatur and Jim South of Azle March 15, 2008, in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2005 graduate of Midwestern State University. She teaches third grade at Rann Elementary in Decatur.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Bridgeport High School. He is employed by Coffman Tank Trucks in Chico.
Published Sunday, February 3, 2008

Stanford - Tashia Hand and Steve Stanford
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 8, 2008
Tashia Hand of Chico, daughter of Gary and Mary Jane Massie of Chico, will marry Steve Stanford of Bridgeport, son of Billy and Joann Stanford and Sherry Whitehead of Bridgeport, March 8, 2008, in Chico with Billy Stanford conducting the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Southlake High School and is employed by Emergency Fire Protection Systems.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Chico High School and the Weatherford College Police Academy. He is employed with the Bridgeport Police Department.
They are both active with Grace Fellowship Church.
Published Sunday, February 24, 2008

Stanford (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Steve Stanford
Vows exchanged March 8, 2008
Published Sunday, May 25, 2008
Tashia Leann Massie and Steve Stanford were married March 8, 2008, at the Massie home in Chico. The Rev. Billy Stanford officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Gary and Mary Jane Massie of Chico.The groom is the son of Billy and Joann Stanford and Sherry Whitehead of Bridgeport.Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white strapless lace bodice with an organza pick-up bottom.She carried a bouquet of Gerber daisies and roses.Maid of honor was Tina Crunk, sister of the bride, of Bridgeport. Bridesmaids were Tiffany Hand, sister of the bride, of Chico, Tiffany Massie, sister-in-law of the bride, of Bridgeport and Kaitlyn Stanford, daughter of the groom, of Bridgeport.The bride's honor attendants wore strapless satin chocolate brown dresses with pick-up bottom and pink sashes.Flower girls were Kambree and Abby Hand of Chico and Ashlyn Stanford of Bridgeport, nieces of the bride and groom.Ringbearers were Bryson Crunk, nephew of the bride, Trey Stanford, son of the groom, and Camden Hand, son of the bride, all of Bridgeport.Best man was Scott Stanford, brother of the groom, of Bridgeport. Groomsmen were Randy Malone of Haslet, Randy Eyster of Alvord and Curtis Blase of Bridgeport.Ushers were Christian Hand, son of the bride, and Derrick Stanford, son of the groom, both of Bridgeport.Guest book attendant was Marla Gifford of Post Oak.Music was provided by soloist Curtis Blase of Bridgeport.A reception at the Massie home followed the ceremony.The bride is 1996 graduate of Southlake Carroll High School. She is employed by Emergency Fire Protection Systems.The groom is a 1994 Chico High School graduate and a 1997 Weatherford College Police Academy graduate. He is employed by the Bridgeport Police Department.Following a wedding trip to the Mexican Rivera, the couple reside in Bridgeport.

Stepp - Elizabeth Ann Irland and Jason Stepp
Vows to be exchanged June 29, 2008
Published Sunday, June 29, 2008
Elizabeth Ann Irland, daughter of Mark and Becky Irland, all of Decatur, will marry Jason Stepp of Decatur, son of Brian and Darlene Walker and Larry and Jennie Stepp of Hendersonville, N.C., June 29, 2008, in Fort Worth on June 29, 2008.
Elizabeth Ann Irland, daughter of Mark and Becky Irland, all of Decatur, will marry Jason Stepp of Decatur, son of Brian and Darlene Walker and Larry and Jennie Stepp of Hendersonville, N.C., June 29, 2008, in Fort Worth on June 29, 2008.

Stowe - Jim and Ella Ruth Stowe
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Jan. 31, 2008
Jim and Ella Ruth Stowe of Paradise will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 31, 2008.
Jim Stowe and the former Ella Ruth Lunsford were married Jan. 31, 1958, in Bethany, Okla.
They have two children, Archie Stowe and wife, Renee, of Marion, Ky., and Randy Stowe and wife, Kate, of Fort Worth.
Jim is retired from the United States Air Force and the city of Fort Worth and is a member of the Wise County Veterans Group.
Ella Ruth works for the Department of Defense and is a member of the Decatur Quilting Club. They are members of the First Baptist Church.
Published Sunday, January 27, 2008

Stringer -Samantha Amaretto Kemper and William Bradley Stringer
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 16, 2008
Published Sunday, July 20, 2008
Samantha Amaretto Kemper, daughter of Donna Kemper, both of Keller, will marry William Bradley Stringer of Keller, son of Lorie Stringer of Grand Prairie, Aug. 16, 2008, at the home of Sonny and Anette Raley of Decatur.
Samantha Amaretto Kemper, daughter of Donna Kemper, both of Keller, will marry William Bradley Stringer of Keller, son of Lorie Stringer of Grand Prairie, Aug. 16, 2008, at the home of Sonny and Anette Raley of Decatur.

Summerville - Lauren Ansley Nadlman and Robert Tyler Summerville
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 6, 2008
Lauren Ansley Nadlman of Cooper City, Fla., daughter of Melissa and Jeff Nadlman of Cooper City, will marry Robert Tyler Summerville of Plantation, Fla., son of Sandy Irwin of New Castle, Pa., and Bob Summerville of New Wilmington, Pa., June 6, 2008, in Hallandale, Fla. Brian Vasil will officiate the ceremony at Flamingo Road Church.
The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Decatur High School and will graduate from Broward Community College in May. She is employed with the Flamingo Road Church Kingdom Kids preschool and Swim N Sport.
The prospective groom graduated from Wilmington Area High School in 2003 and is employed with the United States Postal Service.
Published Sunday, April 20, 2008

Thetford - Heather Jynell Richey and William Adam Thetford
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 21, 2008
Published Sunday, May 4, 2008
Heather Jynell Richey of Haltom City, daughter of Alan and Karen Richey of Bronte, will marry William Adam Thetford, son of Bill and Vanessa Thetford, all of Bridgeport, on June 21, 2008, at the Methodist Church in Ballinger. Ronnie Payne will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Texas A&M University. She is employed by Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD.The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of Texas A&M University. He is employed by Lucky Star Ranch.

Tolle - Amber Rae Meador and Michael Wayne Tolle
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 17, 2008
Amber Rae Meador of Denton, daughter of Donald and Barbara Meador of Decatur, will marry Michael Wayne Tolle of Lewisville, son of Morgan Tolle of Sanger and Ramona Vaughn of Lake Dallas, on May 17, 2008.
The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2002 graduate of Tarleton State University. She is employed at Denton Skin Care in Denton.
The prospective groom is a 1988 graduate of Lewisville High School and is employed by Loop Tech International.
Published Sunday, March 9, 2008

Tolle (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wayne Tolle
Vows exchanged May 17, 2008
Published Sunday, August 10, 2008
Amber Rae Meador and Michael Wayne Tolle, both of Denton, were married May 17, 2008, at Greenwood Baptist Church. Jerry Miller officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daugher of Donald and Barbara Meador of Decatur.The groom is the son of Ramona Vaughn of Lake Dallas and Morgan Tolle of Sanger.Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white strapless gown with beaded trim and a lightly beaded bodice. She wore a white veil with beads along the edge and a rhinestone headpiece. She carried a bouquet of mixed flowers in white and shades of purple.Maid of honor was Diana Dueitt of Stephenville. She wore a strapless purple gown with a light purple sash. Flower girl was Shalynn Meador, niece of the bride, daughter of Donald Wayne and Leeanna Meador.Ringbearer was Triston Freeman, son of Dave and Valorie Freeman.Best man was Jason Smith.Guestbook attendant was Raena Slate.A reception hosted by the bride's parents followed the ceremony in the church fellowship hall, followed by a barbecue meal and dancing at Joe Wheeler Park in Decatur.The bride is a 1998 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2002 graduate of Tarleton State University. She is employed by Denton Skin Care in Denton.The groom is a 1988 graduate of Lewisville High School and is employed by Loop Tech International.Following a honeymoon trip to Rivera Maya, Mexico, the couple live in Denton.

Torres - Heather Diane Bishop and Mason Athony Torres
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 14, 2008
Heather Diane Bishop, daughter of Scotty and Diane Bishop, all of Alvord, will marry Mason Athony Torres, son of Johnny and Kim Torres, all of Decatur, on March 14, 2008, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur. Kenneth Wood and Louis Horton, both of Immanuel Baptist Church will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Immanuel Baptist Christian Academy and is a student at North Central Texas College where she studies cosmetology and plans to graduate in May 2008.
The prospective groom graduated from Decatur High School in 2007.
Published Sunday, February 17, 2008

Torres (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Mason Anthony Torres
Vows exchanged March 14, 2008
Published Sunday, May 18, 2008
Heather Diane Bishop of Alvord and Mason Anthony Torres of Decatur were married March 14, 2008, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur. The bride's uncle, Kenneth Wood, of Chico officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Scottie and Diane Bishop of Alvord.The groom is the son of Johnny and Kim Torres of Decatur.Escorted by her father, the bride wore a V-neck beaded dress with rhinestones and a matching rhinestone head piece. She carried a bouquet of white flowers with two black magic roses in the center.Maid of honor was Jessica Bishop, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Justine Hammer, cousin of the bride, of Bridgeport and Bethany Cobb of Decatur.Flower girls were Natalie Watts and Tatum Reeves, both of Decatur, and Breanna Hughes, cousin of the bride, of Chico. Candle lighters and ushers were Brendon Hughes, cousin of the bride, and Alex Pecho. Best man was Jeff Torres, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Alec Torres, brother of the groom, and Junior Linan. Guest book attendant was Cheyenne Davidson, cousin of the bride, of Chico. Soloists were Diane Bishop, mother of the bride, and Daniel Dickerson.The bride is a 2007 Immanuel Baptist Church Academy graduate and will graduate from cosmetology school in June. The groom is a 2007 graduate of Decatur High School. He is employed b Decatur Lumber Co.A reception followed the ceremony at the Decatur Civic Center.Following a honeymoon to San Antonio, the couple will reside in Decatur.

Van Kleef - Mr. and Mrs. Blake Andrew Van Kleef
Vows exchanged July 19, 2008
Published Sunday, August 10, 2008
Kasi DeShae Cobb and Blake Andrew Van Kleef were married Saturday, July 19, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Lewisville. Stephen G. Hatfield officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Marsha and Tom Corrigan of Denton and Randy Cobb of Justin. She is the granddaughter of Lorene Whatley and Mrs. Travis Cobb, both of Decatur.The groom is the son of Vickie and Ken Jackson of Sanger and Bill Van Kleef of Lewisville. He is the grandson of Virginia Van Kleef of Madill, Okla., and Woodrow Tipton of Hazen, Ark.Matron of honor was Leslie Goodrich of Lewisville. Bridesmaids were Lindsay Turman of Denton, Gina Wilson of Corinth and Cara Van Kleef of Lewisville. Flower girl was Madeleine Tipton of Hazen. Ringbearer was Myles Tipton of Hazen.Best man was Clayton Geisler of Flower Mound. Groomsmen were Stephen Goodrich of Lewisville, Coby Cobb of Denton and Chris Cole of Flower Mound.A reception followed the ceremony in the Silver Eagle Suite at the University of North Texas in Denton.The bride is a graduate of UNT and teaches third grade at Wellington Elementary School in Flower Mound.The groom is also a graduate of UNT. He owns and operates C B Fencing Company.Following a honeymoon trip to Costa Rica, the couple live in Lantana.

Walker, Clay - Mr. and Mrs. Clay Walker
Vows exchanged April 15, 2008
Published Sunday, May 4, 2008
Deneise Graham of Chico and Clay Walker of Bridgeport were married April 15, 2008, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Keven Herndon in Bridgeport. Mark Buckner officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of J.M. and Barbara Brooks of Decatur.The groom is the son of B.F. and Sandra Walker of Bridgeport.The bride was escorted by her daughters, Maegan and Kaetlyn Flavin of Chico.Matron of honor was Michelle Herndon of Bridgeport.Best man was Stuart Highland of Decatur.The couple is employed by Bridgeport Independent School District and live in Bridgeport.

Walker, Joe - Tonya Michelle Franklin and Joe Bryan Walker
Marriage vows to be exchange Sept. 13, 2008
Published Sunday, August 31, 2008
Tonya Michelle Franklin of Denton, daughter of Archie Franklin of Sanger and Terisa Day of Fort Worth, will marry Joe Bryan Walker of Denton, son of Roland and Wilma Walker of Greenwood, Sept. 13, 2008, at Wildwood Inn in Denton.
The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Slidell High School. She is employed by Dr. Richard Perry in Sanger.The prospective groom is a 1991 graduate of Slidell High School. He is employed by Karl Klement in Decatur.

Weiss - M.E. 'Doc' and Beth Weiss
Sixty-first wedding anniversary July 12, 2008
Published Sunday, July 27, 2008
M.E. 'Doc' and BethWeiss of Decatur celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary with a dinner at Catfish O'Harlies in Decatur hosted by their children and grandchildren.
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, Jennifer, and Jessica Peek; and two great-grandchildren, Anastasia Weiss and Matthew Miller.

Wells - Kelley Scott and Nathan Wells
Vows to be exchanged Jan. 3, 2009
Published Sunday, December 21, 2008
Kelley Scott of Blair, Okla., daughter of Richard and Robbie Lawrenz of Runaway Bay, will marry Nathan Wells of Blair, son of Joe and Susan Wells of Greenway, Ark., Jan. 3, 2009, at Three Rivers Banquet Hall in Blair. Tom Bailey will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Bridgeport High School and attended Weatherford College.The prospective groom is a 1994 graduate of Clay County Central High School in Rector, Ark. He received a bachelor of science degree from Arkansas State University in 1999 and a master of science from New Mexico State University in 2001. He is an animal science instructor at Western Oklahoma State College.

Williams - Brandie Black and Brian Williams
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 31, 2008
Brandie Black, daughter of Renee Barlow of Decatur and the late Samuel Black Jr., will marry Brian Williams, son of Mike Williams and Fay Perkins of San Angelo, May 31, 2008, in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2002 graduate of Angelo State University school of nursing. She received a bachelor's degree in biology from Angelo State University in 2004 and is a 2008 graduate of The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine with a medical doctorate degree. She will begin her residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in July.
The prospective groom is a 1989 graduate of Wall High School and a 1999 graduate of Angelo State University, where he earned a degree in business administration and finance. He plans to graduate with a master's degree in business administration from Oklahoma Christian University in August. He is employed by Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Published Sunday, April 20, 2008

Winn - Tom and Nelroy Winn
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Nov. 8, 2008
Published Sunday, November 2, 2008
Tom and Nelroy Winn of Boonsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Nov. 8.
Tom and the former Nelroy Griffin were married Nov. 8, 1958, in Pecos.Tom is a retired electrical engineer with Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth. Nelroy is a retired certified public accountant with All Saints Health System in Fort Worth, and they are members of Poolville United Methodist Church.The couple has three children, Robin Holder and husband, Lester, of Lubbock, Carol Chaffin and husband, Ron, of Decatur and Glen Winn and wife, Lynn, of Plano; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.The couple's children and families will host an anniversary celebration at 3 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Poolville United Methodist Church.

York - Mr. and Mrs. Shannon York
Vows exchanged Sept. 13, 2008
Published Sunday, September 28, 2008
Raenell McLinsky and Shannon York of Decatur were married Sept. 13, 2008, in Chico. Kenneth Wood officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her brother, David McLinsky of Denison. She is the daughter of Peggy McLinsky of Decatur.The groom is the son of Jackie York of Decatur.Flowergirls were Katlyn, Shelby and Savannah Tocquigny, daughters of the bride.