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Allen - Kendra Mich’ Read and Tyler Brent Allen
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 29, 2009
Published Sunday, June 21, 2009
Kendra Miche' Read, daughter of Dike and Linda Read, all of Paradise, will marry Tyler Brent Allen of Springtown, son of Ben and Shawna Allen of Paradise, Aug. 29, 2009, at The Club at Runaway Bay. Bill Paxton of the Church of Christ in Springtown will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Paradise High School and is a cosmetologist. The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Springtown High School and is employed by the U. S. Air Force.

Allen (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Brent Allen
Vows exchanged Aug. 29, 2009
Published Sunday, September 27, 2009
Kendra Miche' Read and Tyler Brent Allen, both of Paradise, were married Aug. 29, 2009, at the Club at Runaway Bay. Bill Paxton with Springtown Church of Christ officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Dike Read of Cottondale and Linda Read of Paradise. The groom is the son of Shawna and Ben Allen of Paradise. The bride was escorted by her father. Maid of honor was Paige Read, cousin of the bride. Bridesmaids were Crissy Mara, Priscilla Franklin and Brittany Allen, sister of the groom. Best man was Taylor Allen, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Clay Winstead, Aaron Sugg and Chase Pennington. Ushers were Cooper Read and Caleb Read, brothers of the bride. Guestbook attendant was Sissi Mundy. Following the ceremony, a reception hosted by the bride's parents was held at The Club. Ashley Pack and Sissi Mundy were servers. The bride is a graduate of Paradise High School and Weatherford College School of Cosmetology. She was previously employed at Flawless Lines. The groom is a graduate of Springtown High School and is in the United States Air Force. Following a wedding trip to Plano, the couple resides in Great Falls, Mont., where the groom is stationed.

Archer - Mr. and Mrs. Kendall James Archer
Vows exchanged Feb. 14, 2009
Published Sunday, May 3, 2009
Jessica Ruth Dorsey of Lewisville and Kendall James Archer of Euless were married Feb. 14, 2009, at the Chapelle des Fleurs in Flower Mound. Ken May of the First Baptist Church in Decatur officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Gaylon Dorsey and Sherry Dickenson, both of Decatur. The groom is the son of James and Dee Ann Archer of Decatur. Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory trumpet gown with beaded lace applique, mermaid style halter top, a godet skirt and a chapel-length train. She wore a short, ivory, one-tier veil with scattered rhinestones, diamond stud earrings and a pearl bracelet with gold and diamond heels. She carried a bouquet of ivory hydrangeas, pink cymbidium orchids, pink and ivory roses and white stephanotis wrapped in an ivory satin ribbon. Matron of honor was Lezlie Buchanan. Bridesmaids were Abbie Meyers, cousin of the bride, Stephanie Sanders, friend of the bride, and Sarah Skodack, cousin of the groom. They wore marine floor-length gowns and carried bouquets of pink roses, ivory hydrangeas and pink calla lilies, wrapped in pink satin ribbons. Flowergirls were Ema Jade Howerton and Elissa Dottie Howerton, daughters of Eddie and Jennifer Howerton. Ringbearer was Jake Peters, son of Mark and Antionette Peters. Best man was Mark Alred and groomsmen were Jacob Osborne, Jeff Russell, Casey Collins, Jay Kelly and Dwight Philley. Pianist was Kathy Abrahamson. Soloists were John and Katy Liddle. A reception was held at Chapelle des Fleurs. The bride is a 1998 graduate of Slidell High School. She received her bachelor's degree in 2004 and her master's of business administration degree in 2006 from Texas Woman's University. She is employed by GE Commercial Finance in Addison. The groom is a 1995 graduate of Decatur High School. He received his bachelor's degree in business administration in 2002 from the University of North Texas. He is employed by ReMark Capital in Las Colinas. Following a honeymoon Caribbean cruise, the couple live in Euless.

Arthur - Lyman and Janette Arthur
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Aug. 7, 2009
Published Sunday, August 2, 2009
Lyman and Janette Arthur of Paradise will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception 7 to 10 p. m. Friday, Aug. 7, at the Bridgeport Lions Club.
Lyman Arthur and the former Janette Pierce were married Aug. 7, 1959, in Decatur. They have three children, Wayne Arthur and wife, Karen, and Anthony Arthur and wife, Ginger, all of Paradise, and Regina Arthur of Justin; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Lyman retired after 25 years from Bar-W Meat Co. in Fort Worth, where he was the director of maintenance. He is employed as a maintenance advisor for Kennedy's Sausage in Weatherford. Janette retired from the Bridgeport Post Office after 18 years.

Barrios - Claudia Bermudez and Maurilio Barrios
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 1, 2009
Published Sunday, June 14, 2009
Claudia Bermudez, daughter of Adrian Bermudez and Martha Vargas, all of Decatur, will marry Maurilio Barrios of Decatur, son of Maurilio and Martha Barrios of Douglasville, Ga., Aug. 1, 2009, at the Decatur Civic Center. Father Sojan George of the Assumption Catholic Church will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School. She is employed by Primos Taqueria. The prospective groom is a restaurant manager and part-time framer.

Benedick - Mr. and Mrs. Jason Michael Benedick
Vows exchanged Aug. 29, 2009
Published Sunday, September 20, 2009
Ashlee Nicole Cooper of Justin and Jason Michael Benedick of Decatur were married Aug. 29, 2009, at Victory Family Church in Decatur. Allen Bates officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Kimberly and Jerry Burger of Denton and Gary and Kristina Cooper of Rhome. The groom is the son of Bill and Susie Benedick of Decatur. Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin A-line gown adorned with crystal beads and a corset laced back. She wore an elbow-length veil with crystal beaded sequins and a crystal tiara. She carried a nosegay bouquet of fuschia roses. Maid of honor was Kaylee Cooper of Rhome, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Andrea Benedick of Decatur, sister of the groom, Allie Worthington of Decatur, Kelsey Shrum of Slidell and Alyssia Davis of Rhome, sister of the bride. Attendants wore black, floor-length gowns and carried bouquets of fuschia roses. Flower girl was Sadee Carsten of Bridgeport, cousin of the groom, and Cheyenne Cooper of Rhome, sister of the bride. Ringbearer was Andrew Carsten of Bridgeport, cousin of the groom. Best man was Billy Benedick of Northlake, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Chase Villado of Decatur, Tyler Robbins of Decatur, Jeff Torres of Decatur and Cody Barksdale of Krum, cousin of the bride. Ushers were Zach Carsten of Bridgeport, Brady Burger of Denton, Chance Cooper of Rhome and Cooper Barksdale of Krum. Following the ceremony, a wedding reception was held at Decatur Civic Center. The bride is a 2009 graduate of Decatur High School. The groom is a 2008 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed by Platinum Pressure Service of Decatur. Following a trip to Niagra Falls, the couple reside in Decatur.

Berg - Hannah Sumnyr Harkins and Kelsey Drew Berg
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 3, 2009
Published Sunday, September 20, 2009
Hannah Sumnyr Harkins of Decatur, daughter of Lorie Harkins of Decatur and Daryn Harkins of Sanger will marry Kelsey Drew Berg, son of Chuck and Gail Berg, all of Chico, Oct. 3, 2009, in Chico.
The bride-elect is studying nursing at Weatherford College. The prospective groom is a graduate of Chico High School and attended Tulsa Welding School.

Bilby - Manda Dawn Halter and Kyle Scott Bilby
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 20, 2009
Published Sunday, March 15, 2009
Manda Dawn Halter, daughter of Darrell and Lori Halter, all of Bridgeport, will marry Kyle Scott Bilby, son of Jeff and Esther Bilby, all of Paradise, June 20, 2009.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington where she received a bachelor's in business administration in marketing. She will graduate with a master's in business administration in marketing in May from UTA. She is the granddaughter of P. J. and Grace Halter of Bridgeport and Lynn and Gladys Mowery of Decatur. The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Paradise High School. He is employed at Engine and Compressor Services in Bridgeport and is a student at Weatherford College. He is the grandson of Rollins and Connie Bilby, Ed and Coy Phelps and Warren and Luan Reisch, all of Bridgeport.

Bilby (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Scott Bilby
Vows exchanged June 20, 2009
Published Sunday, August 16, 2009
Manda Dawn Halter of Bridgeport and Kyle Scott Bilby of Paradise were married June 20, 2009, at Paradise Cove in Southlake. Adam Hughes officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Darrell and Lori Halter and the granddaughter of P. J. and Grace Halter, all of Bridgeport and Lynn and Gladys Mowery of Decatur. She was escorted by her father. The groom is the son of Jeffrey and Esther Bilby of Paradise and the grandson of Rollins and Connie Bilby, Ed and Coy Phelps and Warren and Luan Reisch, all of Bridgeport. Maid of honor was Lindsey Shirey of Fort Worth. Bridesmaids were Heidi Paquette, Brenna Tomlinson, Nicole Garrett and Courtney Fleming. Flower girl was Olivia Pecina and ushers were Miles and Ryon Bullock. Best man was Wade Cosgrove of Paradise. Groomsmen were Josh Sanford, Nicholas Bilby, Ryan Bilby and Jace Halter. Following a honeymoon trip to Niagara Falls, Canada, the couple live in Fort Worth.

Blank - Franklin and Nancy Blank
Fiftieth wedding anniversary April 25, 2009
Published Sunday, April 26, 2009
Franklin and Nancy Blank of Decatur were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary April 25, 2009.
Franklin Blank and the former Nancy Huff were married April 25, 1959, in Holyoke, Mass. The couple has three children, David Blank of Carrollton, Dawn Scheffer and Robert Blank, both of Krum; and seven grandchildren. Franklin is a mechanic for American Airlines. Nancy is a housewife. They are members of Trinity Lutheran Church, Wise Antique Auto Club, Wise County Historical Society and Chisholm Trail Tractor Club. Franklin is also a member of the Wise County Fossil, Rock and Mineral Society.

Boyd - Mr. and Mrs. Joe Guthrie Boyd
Vows exchanged Nov. 7, 2008
Published Sunday, February 22, 2009
Brianne Michelle Brown-Allen and Joe Guthrie Boyd, both of Decatur, were married Nov. 7, 2008, at the Decatur Civic Center. Don Perkins of Decatur officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Larry and Donna Brown of Decatur. The groom is the son of Jackie Boyd of Decatur and Jan Boyd of Fort Worth. Escorted by her father and her son, Bryson Allen, the bride wore a white satin A-line gown with a pleated bodice, beaded lace appliqu s and a sweep train. Her headpiece was a tiara with Swarovski crystals. She wore black and white zebra print shoes. She carried a bouquet of a dozen fuschia Gerber daisies and black boa feathers accented with Swarovski crystals and hand-tied with zebra print ribbon, featuring her grandmother's white handkerchief drapped from the bottom of the bouquet. Matron of honor was Kim Farrow of Rhome and maid of honor was Amber Cornell of Decatur, cousin of the bride. Bridesmaids were Kaley Williamson of Stephenville, cousin of the bride, and Amber Bybee of Fort Worth. Honor attendants wore black knee-length dresses with fuschia sashes and zebra print shoes. They carried bouquets that mimicked the bride's. Flower girls were MaKenna and Trinity Farrow of Rhome, daughters of Kevin and Kim Farrow. Ringbearers were Keifer and Keigen Cornell of Decatur, cousins of the bride and sons of Amber Cornell. Best man was Jed Boyd of Decatur, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Brody Brown, brother of the bride, Cheyenne Redwine and Curt Warner, all of Decatur. Misty Williamson of Stephenville, cousin of the bride, read a selection of poetry and Blake Boyd of Fort Worth, brother of the groom, gave the closing prayer. A reception hosted by the bride's parents followed the ceremony at the civic center. The bride is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School. She is employed by Wise Regional Health System in Decatur. The groom is a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School. He is employed by James Wood Motors.

Broyles - Mr. and Mrs. Jason Lowell Broyles
Vows exchanged Feb. 14, 2009
Published Sunday, April 19, 2009
Lindsay Diane Lummus and Jason Lowell Broyles, both of Austin, were married Feb. 14, 2009, in a double ring ceremony at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. The wedding was an informal ceremony held during Broyles' two-week leave from Iraq where he is serving as an Army ranger. The couple will have a formal reception and honeymoon when he returns permanently in August.
The bride is the daughter of Susan Moore of Dunkirk, Md., and Barry L. Lummus of Mabank. She attends Texas State University, pursuing a degree in advertising. The groom is the son of J. Enderlein of Anna and Jim Broyles of Hamilton. He attended the University of North Texas and majored in kinesiology. He is a staff sergeant in the U. S. Army.

Bryan - Brittney Nikolle Lowrance and Joey Bryan
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 1, 2009
Published Sunday, May 3, 2009
Brittney Nikolle Lowrance, daughter of Stony and Kelly Lowrance, all of Alvord, will marry Joey Bryan, son of Jeff and Linda Bryan, all of Alvord, Aug. 1, 2009, at the First Baptist Church in Alvord. The Rev. Ken Herring will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Alvord High School and is pursuing a degree in marketing from Texas Woman's University. She is employed by Legend Bank in Decatur. The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Alvord High School and a graduate of Tulsa Welding School in Tulsa, Okla. He is employed by Landmark Fabrications in Decatur.

Bundens - Bonnie Marie Sattawhite and Allan Charles Bundens
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 18, 2009
Published Sunday, March 1, 2009
Bonnie Marie Sattawhite of Decatur, daughter of Melvin and Teresa Sattawhite of Decatur, will marry Allan Charles Bundens of Argyle, son of Allan and Rebecca Bundens of Argyle, on July 18, 2009. The Rev. Kory Knott will officiate the ceremony at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 2003 Decatur High School graduate. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in speech communication. She is in her second year at Texas Wesleyan School of Law. The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Northwest High School. He is employed by the Bank of New York Mellon in Las Colinas as an asset manager.

Burds - Mr. and Mrs. James Robert Burds
Vows exchanged Jan. 3, 2009
Published Sunday, February 1, 2009
Rose Mischea Cleveland and James Robert Burds were married Saturday, Jan. 3, 2008, at Alto Lakes Golf and Country Club in Alto, N. M. The Rev. Terry Terry officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Robert and Jannett Cleveland of Paradise. The groom is the son of Joseph Burds and the late Debra Burds of San Antonio. Maid of honor was Tara Boyd of Arlington. Bridesmaids were Melissa Cline and Lara Smith of Las Cruces, N. M., Christina Castorena of Paradise and Keily Burds of Fort Sumner, N. M. Flowergirl was Reagan Kenyon of Fort Sumner. Best man was Brian Burds of El Paso. Groomsmen were Matt West of Fort Sumner, Dustin Hanson and Mike Lucavitz of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Second Lt. Anthony Filosa of Sherman. Ushers were Jake Redfern of Las Cruces and Cory Stock of Farmington, N. M. Ring bearer was Jeffery Burds of San Antonio. Program attendants and greeters were Ashley Henry and Keeley Brown of Las Cruces. A dinner and dance followed the ceremony at the country club. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Paradise High School. She graduated with a bachelor of business administration in marketing from Tarleton State University and a master's degree in business administration from New Mexico State University. The groom is a 2003 graduate of For Sumner High School. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in public health and social services from New Mexico State University. He is a second lieutenant in the U. S. Army. After finishing training in Virginia, the couple will be stationed in South Korea.

Burris - Lauren Karyn Supulski and Cody Don Burris
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 1, 2009
Published Sunday, August 2, 2009
Lauren Karyn Supulski, daughter of Roy and Patrice Supulski of Carrollton, was to marry Cody Don Burris, son of Jo and Frank Malone of Rockwall and William and Monette Burris of Bridgeport, Aug. 1, 2009, at Chapelle des Fleurs Chapel in Flower Mound. John Williamson was to officiate.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ernest and Bertha Supulski of Dallas, Pa., Charles and Susan Hughes of Carrollton and David and Kayren Moore of Dallas. She graduated from Midwestern State University and is a seventh grade Texas history teacher for the Carrollton/Farmers Branch school district. The prospective groom is the grandson of George and Sue Burris of Happy and Betty and Gene Schulte of Bridgeport. He is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and the Dallas Mortuary Institute. He is a field engineer for Terminix pest control.

Caldwell - Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Cole Caldwell
Vows exchanged Sept. 19, 2009
Published Sunday, October 18, 2009
Kasey Lynn Bell and Daniel Cole Caldwell were married Sept. 19, 2009, in Decatur.
The bride is the daughter of Lee and Tina Bell of Alvord and Dwayne and Lorene Harlow of Decatur. The groom is the son of Paul Caldwell of Boyd and the late Mary Caldwell. The bride wore a white satin gown with crystal and pearl beads. She had a cathedral-length train. The bridesmaids wore rose-colored, satin, tea-length dresses. The groom and best man wore jeans and white shirts. Following a honeymoon, the couple live in Boyd.

Caraway - Hailey Michelle Webb and James Eric Caraway
Vows to be exchanged Feb. 13, 2010
Published Sunday, December 6, 2009
Hailey Michelle Webb of Alvord, daughter of Maitland and Saundra Webb of Woodruff, Utah, and Ronnie and Shelly Hall of Alvord, will marry James Eric Caraway of Keller, son of Gary and Lisa Caraway of Decatur, Feb. 13, 2010, at A&M Gardens in Azle.
The bride elect is a 2007 graduate of University of North Texas with a major in communications and minor in Spanish. She is a second grade bilingual teacher at Rann Elementary in Decatur. The prospective groom graduated from Tarleton State University in 2003 with a major in marketing. He is a regional sales manager for Girling Health Care.

Carlson - Karly Renea Robinson and Michael Joseph Carlson
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 18, 2009
Published Sunday, June 28, 2009
Karly Renea Robinson, daughter of Rob and Shelly Robinson, all of Bridgeport, will marry Michael Joseph Carlson of Bridgeport, son of Robert and Tammy Serrano of Temecula, Calif., July 18, 2009, at Azle Central Park. Donald Noble will officiate.
The bride-elect attended Bridgeport High School. The prospective groom attended Rancho Vista High School and is employed by TXI.

Caviness - Malee J. Grimmett and Caleb J. Caviness
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 4, 2009
Published Sunday, March 22, 2009
Malee J. Grimmett, daughter of Skooter and Lisa Grimmett, all of Fort Worth, will marry Caleb J. Caviness, son of Ben and Kelly Caviness, all of Decatur, on April 4, 2009, at Crossroads Church in Decatur. Ty Lovell of Crossroads Church will officiate the ceremony.

Chavez - Amber Nicole Hall and Francisco Juan Chavez Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 22, 2010
Published Sunday, December 20, 2009
Amber Nicole Hall of Denton, daughter of Herbert Hall Jr. and Tiara Hall of Aurora, will marry Francisco Juan Chavez Jr. of Denton, son of the late Francisco Chavez Sr. and Sylvia Chavez, Oct. 22, 2010.

Collins - Krystal Kaye Miller and Raymond Mark Collins
Marriage vows to be exchanged Feb. 14, 2009
Published Sunday, February 8, 2009
Krystal Kaye Miller of Bridgeport, daughter of Glenn and Vivian Miller of Paradise, will marry Raymond Mark Collins of Bridgeport, son of Bill and Jessica Adams of Whitney and Raymond and Fran Collins of Decatur, on Feb. 14, 2009, at the First Baptist Church of Cottondale. Terry Terry will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Paradise High School and is a student at Weatherford College. The prospective groom is employed by T&W Tire in Bridgeport.

Cook, Austin - Morgan Elizabeth Bridwell and Austin Grant Cook
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 14, 2009
Published Sunday, October 18, 2009
Morgan Elizabeth Bridwell, daughter of Doug and Lynda Bridwell of Bridgeport, will marry Austin Grant Cook, son of Richard and Chaurcley Cook of Nacogdoches, on Nov. 14, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church of Decatur.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Harlan Bridwell and Tom and Betty Carlton, all of Bridgeport. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with bachelor of science degrees in political science and history. She is employed by National Write Your Congressman. The prospective groom is the grandson of Barbara Cook and Vivian Walding, both of Nacogdoches. The prospective groom is pursuing a business communication degree at Stephen F. Austin State University, and he owns Cook's Landscaping.

Cook, Kenneth - Courtney Ann Roe and Kenneth Duane Cook
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 30, 2009
Published Sunday, March 29, 2009
Courtney Ann Roe of Decatur, daughter of Dan and Leigh Ann Adams and Henry Roe of China Spring, will marry Kenneth Duane Cook, son of Leslie and Jan Cook of Paradise, May 30, 2009. The Rev. Terry Terry will officiate an outside ceremony at their future home in Cottondale.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications-public relations and was a member of Delta Gamma sorority. The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is the owner of Salt Creek Cattle Co.

Cooper - Emily Heather Williams and Bradley James Cooper
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 18, 2009
Published Sunday, February 8, 2009
Emily Heather Williams of Corsicana, daughter of Don and Evelyn Williams of Mansfield, will marry Bradley James Cooper, son of Delinda Cassity Saunders and James "Chip" and Birdie Cooper of Cleburne on April 18, 2009, in Mansfield. Bill Dasch will officiate the ceremony at St. Lutheran Church in Mansfield.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Mansfield High School. She graduated from Tarleton State University with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture with emphasis in extension and agriculture industries in 2008. She is employed in the 4-H & Youth Development department of the Navarro County branch of the Agrilife Extension, Texas A&M System. She is the granddaughter of Shirley Hudman of Mineola. The prospective groom is a graduate of Mansfield High School and has a bachelor of arts degree in operations management from the University of Texas-Arlington. He is a loan officer at Central Texas Teachers Credit Union in Corsicana. He is the grandson of Don and Shirley Cassity of Decatur and Douglas and Lornella Cooper of Boyd.

Cowling - April Lyn Morris and John Corey Cowling
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 17, 2009
Published Sunday, March 22, 2009
April Lyn Morris of Bridgeport, daughter of Audie and Lynn Morris of Chico, will marry John Corey Cowling, son of Grady and Gail Cowling, all of Bridgeport, on April 17, 2009, in Bridgeport. Father DeWayne Adams with the Church of the Ascension and St. Mark will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is employed with the USDA Farm Service Agency in Bowie. The prospective groom is employed by Devon.

Crunk - Jennifer Scheller and David Crunk Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 29, 2009
Published Sunday, April 5, 2009
Jennifer Scheller of Chico, daughter of Vickie Stockard of Chico, will marry David Crunk Jr. of Bridgeport, son of David Crunk Sr. and Judy Crunk of Bridgeport, on Aug. 29, 2009, at the First Baptist Church in Chico with Melvin Clay officiating.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Chico High School and is employed by Trinity Independent and Assisted Living in Bridgeport. The prospective groom is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and is employed by Wal-Mart.

Crunk (2) - Mr. and Mrs. David Ray Crunk Jr.
Vows exchanged Aug. 29, 2009
Published Sunday, October 4, 2009
Jennifer Louise Scheller and David Ray Crunk Jr., both of Chico, were married Aug. 29, 2009, at the First Baptist Church in Chico. Louis Horton of Immanuel Baptist officiated the single ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Vickie Scheller of Chico. The groom is the son of Judy and David Crunk Sr. of Chico. Escorted by her brother, Joe Scheller of Rhome, the bride wore a XX. She carried a bouquet of pink carnations and baby blue dalphinias. Matron of honor was Courtney Orr of Chico and maid of honor was Niki Parker, cousin of the bride, of Bridgeport. Bridesmaids were the bride's sisters in law, Krystal Scheller of Rhome and Krista Tiller of Wichita Falls. Attendants wore blue and turquoise dresses and carried bouquets of pink carnations and blue dalphinias. Flower girls were Jalee Tiller, the brides niece, daughter of Josh and Krista Tiller and Madaline Hammer, cousin of the bride, daughter of Alicia and Mitch Hammer of Bowie. Ringbearer was nephew of the groom, Alexander White, son of Jason and Tiffany White of Bridgeport. Best man was Greg Crunck of Fort Worth, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Millard Crunck, brother of the groom, of Bridgeport, Danny Loverty of Decatur, cousin of the groom, Adam Padron of Decatur, cousin of the groom, and Matthew Russell of Chico. Ushers were the bride's brothers, Jeremy Tiller of Bridgeport and Jeffery Scheller of Chico. Guestbook attendant was Mallory Renner of Bridgeport. Francis Buckner of Chico was pianist. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the church hosted by the couple's mothers. Servers were Alica Hamner of Bowie and Amy Parker of Bridgeport. The bride is a graduate of Chico High School and is employed by Senior Care Center in Bridgeport. The groom is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and is employed by Walmart in Decatur. Following a wedding trip to Fort Worth, the couple lives in Bridgeport.

Cude - Milvern L. and Margaret Ann Cude
Sixtieth wedding anniversary May 28, 2009
Published Sunday, May 31, 2009
Milvern L. and Margaret Ann Cude celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary May 28, 2009.
Milvern Cude and the former Margaret Gettys were married May 28, 1949, at the Decatur home of the bride's parents. Milvern was a Navy pilot in World War II. Margaret Ann was a teacher and dental assistant before becoming a homemaker after marriage. Margaret Ann worked with Milvern in his Decatur florist shop business and nursery farm between Bridgeport and Decatur. They have two sons, Murray Cude and Melton Cude and wife, Arlena; and two grandchildren, Amy and David Cude.

Daniels - Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Miles Forest Daniels
Vows exchanged June 2, 2009
Published Sunday, June 21, 2009
Brianna Elizabeth Sladek and Christopher Miles Forest Daniels, both of Austin, were married June 2, 2009, at Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia. Ann Moore, the provincial marriage commissioner of British Columbia, officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Ken and Gail Sladek of Roundrock. She attended the University of Texas and the Austin Community College nursing school. She is employed by St. David's Medical Center in Austin. The groom is the son of Karl and Joan Klose of Decatur and the late Robert Lewis Daniels. He attended the University of Texas and Austin Community College. He is employed by the Mattress Firm. After a honeymoon to Seattle and Vancouver, the couple live in Austin.

Downing - Mr. and Mrs. Bo Downing
Vows exchanged March 17, 2009
Published Sunday, May 3, 2009
Lana Meador of Decatur and Bo Downing of Burleson were married March 17, 2009, at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas in a double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Roy and Linda Meador of Decatur. The groom is the son of Norm and Lyn Downing of Fort Worth. Escorted by her father, the bride carried a multi-colored bouquet of roses. Matron of honor was Angela Meador, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Beth Jackson and Candice Meador. Flower girl was Kalayla Meador, daughter of Angela Meador, niece of the bride. Best man was Rob Carr and groomsman was Kane Kneip. A reception hosted by the bride and groom was held at the Horseman Club in Fort Worth. The bride is a 1994 graduate of Decatur High School. She is employed by IPA in Irving. The groom is a 1992 graduate of Eastern Hills High School and is employed by Pappadeux in Arlington. Following a honeymoon trip to Arizona for the Texas Rangers' spring training, the couple live in Fort Worth.

Elliott - Sammie Jo Blake and William Derrick Elliott
Vows to be exchanged Oct. 30, 2009
Published Sunday, August 23, 2009
Sammie Jo Blake of Paradise, daughter of George and Jackie Blake of Paradise, will marry William Derrick Elliott of Paradise, son of Lee and Becky Elliott of Hartley, Oct. 30, 2009, at Willow Lake Wedding Gardens in Weatherford. Darren Elliott, brother of the groom, will officiate the wedding.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School and attended South Plains College in Levelland and the dental hygiene program at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth. She is employed at Lantzy Children's Dentistry. The prospective groom is a graduate of Hartley High School and attended Frank Phillips College in Borger. He is employed by OPD in Colorado.

Erickson - Katelyn Jewell Baber and Philip C. Erickson Jr.
Vows to be exchanged Jan. 16, 2009
Published Sunday, December 13, 2009
Katelyn Jewell Baber of Paradise, daughter of Debbie Remmele Baber of Paradise and Larry Baber of Cottondale, will marry Philip C. Erickson Jr. , son of Phil Erickson and Cindy Erickson, all of Galloway, N. J. , Jan. 16, 2010, at First Baptist Church in Cottondale.

Fain - Jenny Ruth Burdett and Casey Wayne Fain
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 21, 2009
Published Sunday, February 1, 2009
Jenny Ruth Burdett of Gainesville, daughter of Susan Burdett of Dallas and Keith Burdett of Gainesville, will marry Casey Wayne Fain of Decatur, son of Teresa Hartsell of Decatur and Jim Bob Fain of Springtown, on March 21, 2009, at the Ever After Chapel in Aubrey. Dale Webster will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Gainesville High School and is the owner and operator of Shades Hair Salon in Gainesville. The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of Decatur High School and is shop foreman at North Central Texas College in Gainesville.

Foreman - Amanda Nicole Leija and Jason Wayne Foreman
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 14, 2009
Published Sunday, February 1, 2009
Amanda Nicole Leija, daughter of George and Pam Leija, all of Decatur, will marry Jason Wayne Foreman, son of Jerald and Paula Foreman, all of Decatur, on March 14, 2009, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur. Clint Donaldson will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School and Midwestern State University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She is employed by Wise Regional Health System as a registered nurse. The prospective groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and is employed by Richey Oil Field Construction.

Foster - Amanda Waters and Jerod Wade Foster
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 27, 2009
Published Sunday, May 31, 2009
Amanda Waters of Lubbock, daughter of the late Judy Waters, will marry Jerod Wade Foster of Lubbock, son of Jay and Marsha Foster of Paradise, June 27, 2009, in Arlington.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Medina High School and a 2005 graduate of Texas Tech University where she earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing with a minor in community health. She is employed by United Blood Services in Lubbock as a clinical nurse specialist. The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Paradise High School and a graduate of Texas Tech University where he earned a bachelor of science degree in ag communications in 2005 and a master's in ag communications in 2007. He is employed by Texas Tech University as a mass communications instructor. He is also owner of Jerod Foster Photography and a partner in Badlands Design and Production. He is the grandson of Melvin and Jannie Meadows of Paradise and J. C. and Peggy Foster of Hubbard.

Frazier - Mr. and Mrs. Gregory James Frazier
Vows exchanged Jan. 10, 2009
Published Sunday, February 15, 2009
Cadie Denae Hill of Waco and Gregory James Frazier of Aledo were married Jan. 10, 2009, at Mediterranean Villa in Arlington. Ron Carlson with Church of Christ Church in Duncanville officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Dean and Stacey Hill of Waco, formerly of Bridgeport. She is the granddaughter of Wesley and Susie Miller of Duncanville and the great-granddaughter of Artemus Miller. The groom is the son of Jodi Frazier of Bridgeport and David Frazier of Forney. He is the grandson of Verna Mae Montgomery. The bride was escorted by her parents and wore an ivory halter Swiss dot tulle trumpet floor-length gown with lace appliqu and a detachable Watteau cathedral train. She wore a diamond and pearl tiara and carried a hand-tied bouquet of pink and ivory roses. Matron of honor was Mindy Malcik of Midlothian, the bride's aunt. Bridesmaids were Rachel Hill, sister-in-law of the bride, Sarah McLarry, cousin of the bride, Jordyn Zachary, Lindsey Zachary, Stacey Reid and Jordan Underwood. Attendants wore floor-length serene blue gowns and carried ivory roses. Best man was Caleb Hill, brother of the bride. Groomsmen were the groom's brothers Doug and Bryan Frazier, John Whitley, Travis Gist, Tom Reeves and Samuel Hill, brother of the bride. Ringbearers were Brett Frazier, nephew of the groom, and the bride's cousins Branson and Mason Malcik. Ushers were Adam Bender, Josh Prater and Danny Alvarado. A reception at Mediterranean Villa followed the ceremony. The bride is a 2007 graduate of Midway High School in Waco and plans to become a registered nurse. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is employed by Dale Resources LLC of Fort Worth. Following a honeymoon to St. Lucia, British Virgin Islands, the couple live in Aledo.

French - Mr. and Mrs. JJ French
Vows exchanged Sept. 26, 2009
Published Sunday, November 8, 2009
Britney Miller and JJ French, both of Bridgeport, were married Sept. 26, 2009, in Decatur. The Rev. Tim Jenkins with Victory Family Church officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jimmy and Laurie Miller of Decatur and Mark and Anna Ham of Boyd. The groom is the son of Candy French of Rhome. The bride was escorted by her father. The bride attended Decatur High School and Tarleton State University and is employed at Woodhaven National Bank. The groom attended Northwest High School and is employed at Lazy C Ranch in Bridgeport. Following a wedding trip to Mexico, the couple lives in Bridgeport.

Gardner - Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Allen Gardner
Vows exchanged Aug. 2, 2008
Published Sunday, January 18, 2009
Kristol Michelle Childers and Matthew Allen Gardner, both of Decatur were married Aug. 2, 2008, at the Lantana Lodge and Resort on Lake Ray Roberts in Pilot Point. Rev. Leland Evan of Addison officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Michael and Chari Childers of Decatur. Grandparents are Tommy and Dorthy Childers of Decatur, Ruth and Max Blackenzee of Austin and Earl and Pam Wycoff of Lincoln, Ark. The groom is the son Mark and Marilyn Gardner of Decatur. Grandparents are Winford and Bobby Gardner of Clyde and Clint and Mary Wilson of Rising Star. Matron of honor was Justine Schraeder of Decatur. Bridesmaids were Kendall Childers of Decatur, Carol Beck of Stephenville, Kristen Graham of Denton and Megan Suits of Krum. Flower girl was Cameron Pitts of Decatur. Ringbearer was Samuel Webb of Decautr. Greeter was Brianna Carter. Best man was Nick Vincent of Krum. Groomsmen were Chris Gardner, Keegan Arnold, and Shane Hessy, all of Krum and James Waggoner of Sanger. Ushers were Paul Winkler of Ponder and Dustin Wheat of Pilot Point. A reception was held at the Lantana Lodge and Resort. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Decatur High School and is attending the University of North Texas, majoring in history with a minor in secondary education. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Krum High School and is co-owner of Gardner Oilfield Services. Following a honeymoon trip to Puerto Rico, the couple live in Decatur.

Garfunkel - Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Barry Garfunkel
Vows exchanged Sept. 9, 2009
Published Sunday, October 11, 2009
Cynthia Ruth Bounds and Jerome Barry Garfunkel, both of Woodstock, N. Y., were married Sept. 9, 2009, at the lake in Central Park in Manhattan. The Rev. Don Moore with Living Word Chapel in West Hurley, N. Y., officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of the late Roy and Ruth Williams of Boyd. The groom is the son of the late Jack and Rose Garfunkel of Queens, N. Y. The wedding party rendezvoused at Central Park Boathouse where guests were provided boats and encouraged to row to Bow Bridge. Vows were spoken beneath the cast iron architecture of this famous bridge. Guests were then invited to idly explore the lake. Leah Czechowicz was matron of honor, and Art Garfunkel was best man. The Rev. Moore was also the soloist. A reception hosted by the groom was at The Park Room at Helmsley Park Lane Hotel overlooking Central Park. The bride attended Boyd High School and Tarrant County College. The groom received a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics from Queens College, CUNY, New York in 1969. He received an honorary doctorate in technology in 1992 from De Montfort University in Leicester, United Kingdom, and in 2005, he received a master of science in computers in education at Long Island University in Brookville, N. Y. He is a specialist in learning systems design and technology and is recognized as a leading authority in the field of international computer standards and programming languages. He is retired. The couple plan a spring trip to the French Riviera, and they live in Woodstock.

Gentry - Mr. and Mrs. Heath Samuel Enick Gentry
Vows exchanged Nov. 22, 2008
Published Sunday, April 5, 2009
Kelsey Suanne Thompson of Paradise and Heath Samuel Enick Gentry of Burleson were married Nov. 22, 2008, at Willow Lake Gardens in Weatherford. The Rev. Stephen Cook officiated the single ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of John and Jean Thompson of Paradise and Tammy and Roddy Dodson of Decatur. The groom is the son of Rhonda and Rick Avelson of Burleson and Marvin and Julie Gentry of Bakersfield, Calif. The bride was escorted by her father. Maid of honor was Jamie Tolbert. Bridesmaids were Kala Thompson, Rachelle Thomas, Julia Barnes, Jessica Presley and Mykenzie Presley. Flower girl was Taylor Thomas. Best man was Clint Turner. Groomsmen were Jason Avelson, Alex Rodriguez and Eric Dobey. A reception followed the ceremony at Willow Lake Gardens. The bride is a graduate of Paradise High School. The groom is a graduate of Burleson High School and is employed by Halliburton Energy Services.

Grezzell - Jessica Rae Martinez and David Michael Grizzell Jr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 5, 2009
Published Sunday, November 8, 2009
Jessica Rae Martinez of Runaway Bay, daughter of George and Marie Byers of Chico, will marry David Michael Grizzell Jr. of Runaway Bay, son of David and Carrie Grizzell of Granbury and Walt and Becky Smith of Weidman, Mich., Dec. 5, 2009, in Boyd. Jeremiah Martinez will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Chico High School. The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Chippewa Hills High School in Mecosta, Mich., and is employed by Enertech Wireline.

Groves - Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Glenn Groves
Vows exchanged March 27, 2009
Published Sunday, May 10, 2009
Ammy Jo Boykins and Joshua Glenn Groves, both of Chico, were married March 27, 2009, in a double ring ceremony in Decatur by Terri Johnson, Wise County justice of the peace of precinct 2.
The bride is the daughter of Richard and Nancy Boykins of Burleson. She is a 1994 graduate of Alvord High School and is employed by Howard Supply Co. The groom is the son of Rufus and Charlotte High and Glenn and Tammy Groves. He is a graduate of Chico High School and is employed by Martin Marietta. A reception hosted by Nancy Boykins and Charlotte High, mothers of the couple, was held at the Alvord Civic Center. The couple live in Alvord.

Grubbs - Laura Michelle Sprunger and Garry Smith ‘Smitty’ Grubbs II
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 14, 2009
Published Sunday, September 27, 2009
Laura Michelle Sprunger of Denton, daughter of Mark David and Donna K. Sprunger of Allen, will marry Garry Smith "Smitty" Grubbs II of Denton, son of Garry Smith and Beverly Tackett Grubbs of Boyd, Nov. 14, 2009, at Abundant Life Worship Center Church in Newark. James Hurst will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Allen High School and graduated with a bachelor of science in chemistry from Texas Woman's University in 2006. She is studying for a doctorate in analytical chemistry at the University of North Texas in Denton. She does research for Dr. William E. Acree Jr. for the development of predictive models for biological and pharmaceutical applications at UNT. She is a member of Iota Sigma Pi (National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry), Alpha Chi Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and is a youth leader at Abundant Life Worship Center. The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Boyd High School and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Texas A&M University. He is pursuing a doctorate in physical chemistry at the University of North Texas. He does research for the UNT Radiospectroscopy Group in the chemistry department under Dr. Stephen Cooke. He is a member of Alpha Chi Sigma Chemistry Fraternity, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and is a youth leader at Abundant Life Worship Center.

Hahs - Mr. and Mrs. Braden Hahs
Vows exchanged July 25, 2009
Published Sunday, August 23, 2009
Sarah Smith and Braden Hahs, both of Haslet, were married July 25, 2009, at Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Matron of honor was Candice Reasoner and best man was Ramsey Boyle. The bride is the daughter of Weldon and Janie Smith of Chico. She is a graduate of Chico High School and earned a bachelor of arts in economics from Texas Tech University. She earned a master of business administration degree with a concentration in finance from Colorado Tech University. She is employed by TD Ameritrade. The groom is the son of Kenny Hahs of Chico. He is a graduate of Chico High School and earned an associates degree in automotive technology from Texas State Technical College in Waco. He is employed by Caribbean Outdoors.

Hale - Shellie Deann Placek and Bobby Levon Hale
Marriage vows to be exchanged Feb. 28, 2009
Published Sunday, January 18, 2009
Shellie Deann Placek of Decatur, daughter of Jack and Vonye Placek of Decatur, will marry Bobby Levon Hale of Decatur, son of Mitzie Harris of Krum and the late Mark Harris and Ronnie Hale Sr. of Benjamin, on Feb. 28, 2009, at Stoney United Methodist Church in Stoney. Carol Robertson will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed by Wal-Mart. She attends Stoney United Methodist Church. The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Paradise High School and is employed by Double R Welding. He attends Stoney United Methodist Church.

Hale (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Levon Hale
Vows exchanged Feb. 28, 2009
Published Sunday, April 26, 2009
Shellie Deann Placek and Bobby Levon Hale, both of Decatur, were married Feb. 28, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church in Stony. Carol Robertson with Stony United Methodist Church officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jack and Vonya Placek of Decatur. The groom is the son of Ronnie Hale of Benjamin, Mitzie Harris of Krum and the late Mark Harris. Escorted by her father, the bride wore a satin halter ballgown with a pick up skirt and a pink sash. Her headpiece was made of pearls and crystals. She wore Justin boots with pink tops and borrowed a pearl necklace and earrings from the groom's mother. She carried a bouquet of white lilies and roses with brown ribbon and rope. Maid of honor was Nikki Lillis of Plano. She wore a long satin dress in truffle and carried a bouquet of white roses with rope. Bridesmaids were Kim Ramey of Fort Worth and Eleyna Jones of Krum, cousin of the groom. They wore strapless tea-length satin dresses in truffle with rhinestone accents at the waists. They carried bouquets of white roses. Flower girls were Alexa Placek of Decatur, niece of the bride, daughter of Justin and Brittany Placek, and Ava Jones of Ponder, cousin of the groom, daughter of Elyana Jones. Best man was Ronnie Hale Jr. of Krum, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Bryce Placek of Decatur, brother of the bride, and Josh Brooks of Decatur. Ushers were Rusty Tolbert of Decatur and Bob Hale Jr. of Sanger, uncle of the groom. Guest book attendants were AmyJo VanHoose of Runaway Bay and Jamie Schaffer of Chico. Disc jockey was Stan VanHoose of Runaway Bay. A reception hosted by the bride and groom was held at Wagon Master Band Hall. Servers were April Taylor and Terri Roberts, both of Bridgeport and cousins of the bride, Stephanie Martinez and Paul Martinez, both of Jayton, sister and brother-in-law of the groom, the mother of the groom, AmyJo VanHoose of Runaway Bay, Jamie Schaffer of Chico, Brittany Placek of Decatur, sister-in-law of the bride, Cassie Lipsey of Boyd, Sister Judy of Sanger, cousin of the groom and Donna Parker of Rhome. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Decatur High School. She is employed by Wal-Mart. The groom is a 1998 graduate of Paradise High School. He is employed by Double R Welding and 2H Welding. Following a honeymoon trip to South Padre Island, the couple live in Decatur.

Harkins - Haley Micha Greer and Jordan Matthew Harkins
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 20, 2009
Published Sunday, June 14, 2009
Haley Micha Greer of Plano, daughter of Lynn and Kim Greer of Decatur, will marry Jordan Matthew Harkins of Plano, son of Lorie Harkins of Decatur and Daryn and Karen Harkins of Sanger, June 20, 2009, in Raton, N. M. Michael K. McInerney will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2005 graduate of the University of North Texas. She is employed by United Dominion Realty as a marketing consultant. The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Decatur High School and a graduate of the University of Texas at Tyler. He is employed by MBS as a production manager.

Harris - Kirsten Michelle Ginnings and Jon Wendell Harris
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 19, 2009
Published Sunday, October 11, 2009
Kirsten Michelle Ginnings, daughter of Mark and Saralyn Ginnings, all of Denton, will marry Jon Wendell Harris of Galveston, son of Coit and Melanie Harris of Chico and Scott and Sharon Cooper of Denton, on Dec. 19, 2009, at Highland Baptist Church in Denton.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charles and Ruby Ginnings of Denton and Kay Abbott of Fort Worth. She is a 2005 graduate of Denton High School and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in dance from the University of North Texas. The prospective groom is the grandson of Orrie and MaryLu Harris, Laverne and Jeat Green and Jerry and Joyce Beard, all of Bridgeport, and Deanie Cooper of Decatur. He is a 2005 graduate of Denton High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas. He is attending the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Hartfield - Rebekah Ruth Workman and Preston Sherrod Hartfield
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 24, 2009
Published Sunday, March 29, 2009
Rebekah Ruth Workman of Decatur, daughter of David and Judy Workman of Springtown, will marry Preston Sherrod Hartfield of Alvord, son of Sherri Hartfield of Alvord and Rodney Hartfield of Breckenridge, on May 24, 2009, in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Springtown High School and is scheduled to graduate from Weatherford College in May with a veterinary technician certification. She is employed by the Wise County Veterinary Clinic. The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Alvord High School and a 2003 graduate of Texas Tech University. He is employed by H&P Drilling.

Hawkins - Ashley Dannielle Brandt and Gary Hawkins
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 28, 2009
Published Sunday, October 18, 2009
Ashley Dannielle Brandt of Decatur, daughter of Kim and Patty Kidd of Vernon and the late Buster Brandt, will marry Gary Hawkins of Decatur, son of Lonnie and Paula Phipps of Rhome, on Nov. 28, 2009, in Lockett.
David Fox with Western Trail Cowboy Church in Vernon will officiate. The bride-elect graduated from Vernon High School and graduated from North Central Texas College with a LVN degree in August 2009. She is employed at SCC in Bridgeport. The prospective groom is a 2001 Decatur High School graduate and is employed by Dialog Wireline Services.

Hoyl - C.B. Jr. and Doris Hoyl
Sixty-fourth wedding anniversary Jan. 27, 2009
Published Sunday, January 25, 2009
C.B. Jr. and Doris Hoyl of Decatur will celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009.
C.B. Hoyl and the former Doris L. Jones were married Jan. 27, 1945, in Punta Gorda, Fla. They have two sons, Bryan Hoyl of Sunset and Randall Hoyl of Decatur, and one grandchild. C. B. is a rancher and Doris worked in office management. C. B. is a member of the Wise County Veterans group, and they are members of the First United Methodist Church.

Hughes, Cody - Meagan Deann MacDonald and Cody Ray Hughes
Vows to be exchanged April 18, 2009
Published Sunday, February 15, 2009
Meagan Deann MacDonald of Waco, daughter of Robert MacDonald of Enterprise, Ala., and Lisa MacDonald of Waco, will marry Cody Ray Hughes, son of Kaye and Barry Wood of Paradise and Mark Hughes of Fort Worth, on April 18, 2009, at Brazos Meadow Baptist Church in Hewitt.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Waco High School and attends McClennan Community College where she studies early child development and business. She works at Play-n-Learn Preschool. The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Bridgeport High School and graduated from Texas State Technical College with a degree in computer network security in 2005. He is employed by Time Warner Cable.

Hughes, Jacob - Melissa Daniell Staley and Jacob Eugene Hughes
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 12, 2009
Published Sunday, September 6, 2009
Melissa Daniell Staley of Decatur, daughter of Cindy and Danny Staley of Decatur, will marry Jacob Eugene Hughes of Alvord, son of Dianne and Jackie Hughes of Alvord, Sept. 12, 2009, in Gainesville.
The bride elect is a 2001 graduate of Slidell High School and is employed at the Learning Ladder in Decatur. The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Alvord High School. He is employed at Hooper Plumbing in Decatur and is a reserve officer for the Decatur Police Department.

Hunt - Chasity Rhanell Martin and Willard Hunt III
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 22, 2009
Published Sunday, June 21, 2009
Chasity Rhanell Martin of Fort Worth, daughter of Tracy Martin and Rhonda Horner of Bridgeport, will marry Willard Hunt III of Fort Worth, son of Willard Hunt Jr. and Cynthia O'Neal of Houston, Aug. 22, 2009, at Sandals Grande Antigua.
The bride-elect attended Bridgeport High School and Weatherford College. She is employed by Chesapeake Energy. The prospective groom attended Crowley High School and is employed by H&P Drilling.

Jackson - Shelby Livingston and Scott Jackson
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 3, 2009
Published Sunday, August 30, 2009
Shelby Livingston, daughter of Neil and Luanne Livingston, will marry Scott Jackson, son of Craig and Diana Jackson and Tony and Teona Maroney, all of Decatur, Oct. 3, 2009, at the home of the bride's parents with Luke Oyler officiating.
Both are employed by Solaris Hospice where the bride-elect is a graphic designer and the prospective groom is a videographer.

Jarrett - Laura Michele Richardson and Justin David Jarrett
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 7, 2009
Published Sunday, October 4, 2009
Laura Michelle Richardson, daughter of Becky and Jerry Ford, all of Rosston, will marry Justin David Jarrett, son of Sandra and David Jarrett, all of Bonita, Nov. 7, 2009, at First Baptist Church of Slidell. Dennis Pellet of First Baptist Church of Slidell will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Slidell High School. The prospective groom is a 2008 graduate of Prairie Valley High School and is employed by Titan Tanks and Vessel in Gainesville.

Jenkins - Mr. and Mrs. Hezekiah Jenkins
Vows exchanged March 6, 2009
Published Sunday, April 12, 2009
Jordan Underwood and Private First Class Hezekiah Jenkins, both of Paradise, were married March 6, 2009.
The bride is the daughter of Ricky and Tonja Underwood of Paradise. She is a 2007 graduate of Bridgeport High School and attends Weatherford College. The groom is the son of Kenneth and Jane Jenkins of Boyd and Leahsa Holcomb of Arlington. He is a 2008 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is a member of the U. S. Army. He is an aviation electronics specialist and is stationed at Camp Humphreys, South Korea. A reception hosted by Brenda Morgan and Trish Underwood was held at Sagebrush Caf before the groom's deployment.

Johnson - Daphne Renae Harris and Brandon Alexander Johnson
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 11, 2009
Published Sunday, June 21, 2009
Daphne Renae Harris, daughter of Chris and Lynda Harris, all of Paradise, will marry Brandon Alexander Johnson of Paradise, son of David and Rhonda Posey of Decatur and Chuck and Joanne Johnson of Lewisville, July 11, 2009, at the New Salem Free Will Baptist Church in Decatur. Jack Bankhead will officiate the double ring ceremony.
Both the bride-elect and prospective groom are 2006 graduates of Paradise High School.

Jurosek - Janie Patino and Joseph Paul Jurosek
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 20, 2009
Published Sunday, May 24, 2009
Janie Pati o of Bridgeport, daughter of Juan and Maria Pati o of Bridgeport, will marry Joseph Paul Jurosek of Paradise, son of Joseph and Donna Jurosek of Paradise, on June 20, 2009, at the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Decatur. Father Sojan Jorge will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is employeed by John and Lisa Kaker Insurance Agency. The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Paradise High School and is employed by the city of Bridgeport in the infrastructure department.

Kaker - Brittany Morgan Bement and William Harold Kaker III
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 23, 2009
Published Sunday, May 10, 2009
Brittany Morgan Bement of Bridgeport, daughter of Dale and Tammy Barkley of Bridgeport and Brett and Sherry Bement of Lockhart, will marry William Harold Kaker III of Bridgeport, son of Jack and Laura Belcher of Paradise, May 23, 2009, at the Decatur Civic Center with Berl Pedigo of Fort Worth officiating.
The bride-to-be is a graduate of Paradise High School and is currently pursuing a degree in nursing at Weatherford College. She is employed by Wise Regional Health Care in Decatur. She is the granddaughter of Mike and Sylvia Bement of Runaway Bay, Benny Roberts of Decatur, Nita Jackson of Boyd and Shirley Davis of Rogersville, Mo. The prospective groom is a graduate of Paradise High School and is employed by by Redman Oil Field Supply. He is the grandson of Lawrence and Paula Kersten of Runaway Bay and Jack Belcher of Grapevine.

Kennedy - Mr. and Mrs. Dylan Tyler Kennedy
Vows exchanged Oct. 3, 2009
Published Sunday, December 20, 2009
Annie Lee Huang and Dylan Tyler Kennedy, both of Brooklyn, N. Y. , were married Oct. 3, 2009, in an outdoor ceremony at The Johnson Mill in Midway, Utah. The Rev. Joseph Kho officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter Dr. Ching-San and Yu-Chuen Huang of North Potomac, Md. The groom is the son of Gaylord and Brenda Kennedy and the grandson of Marie Kennedy, all of Bridgeport. Escorted by her father, the bride wore a silk chiffon gown with a keyhole neckline. She carried yellow Calla lilies. Bridesmaids were Christina Clark, Gigi Doan, Lynn Huang and Bonnie Yen. Flowergirl was Audrey Kim, cousin of the bride. Ringbearer was Reese Kennedy, nephew of the groom. Best man was Lenny Chow. Groomsmen were Jason Kennedy, Dave Stablein and Jonathan Odom. Music for the ceremony was played by the Briar Rose Quartet. Scripture was read by Andrew Huang, brother of the bride. A reception at The Johnson Mill followed the ceremony. The bride earned a bachelor of arts degrees in psychology and economics from Rice University. The groom earned a bachelor of arts degrees in psychology and political science from Rice. Both are employed by financial firms in New York City. Following a wedding trip to the Vomo Island Resort in Fiji, the couple reside in Brooklyn.

Kopsa - Kara Elaine Rainey and Byron Joseph Kopsa
Marriage vows to be exchanged Feb. 21, 2009
Published Sunday, January 25, 2009
Kara Elaine Rainey of Rhome, daughter of Frances Rainey and W. H. Rainey of Decatur, will marry Byron Joseph Kopsa of Rhome, son of Jo Kopsa and Randy Kopsa of North Richland Hills, Feb. 21, 2009, at A&M Gardens in Azle. Jaime Furlong of Boyd will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Decatur High School. She graduated from the University of North Texas in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in psychology and is now pursuing her master's degree in elementary education from the University of North Texas. She is employed by Wise Performance Physical Therapy in Decatur. The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Richland High School and graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in radio, television and film in 2005. He is employed by Mercedes Benz Financial in Alliance.

LaFitte - Erin Michelle Barnett and Derek Dean LaFitte
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 14, 2009
Published Sunday, January 11, 2009
Erin Michelle Barnett of Lewisville, daughter of Tom Barnett and Brenda Scott of Decatur, will marry Derek Dean Lafitte of Lewisville, son of Damon and Debbie LaFitte of Houston, March 14, 2009, at San Gabriel's Horn in Georgetown. Judge Dain Johnson will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Decatur High School and is a senior at Texas Woman's University. She is employed by James Wood Autopark. The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Hargrave High School and a 2006 graduate of Texas A&M University. He is employed by James Wood Autopark.

LaFitte (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Derek Dean LaFitte
Vows exchanged March 14, 2009
Published Sunday, August 2, 2009
Erin Michelle Barnett of Decatur and Derek Dean LaFitte of Houston were married March 14, 2009, at The Rabb House in Round Rock. Judge Dain Johnson officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Brenda Scott and the late Tom Barnett. The groom is the son of Damon and Debbie LaFitte of Houston. The bride wore a strapless white chiffon gown whose bodice featured rousching and beaded lace, a corset back and a sweep train. She wore an elbow-length veil with crystal edging and carried a bouquet of multi-colored tulips. Matron of honor was Mary Morgan. Bridesmaids were Bethany Richmond and Jessica Stapleton. Attendants wore long, dark purple dresses and each carried one white tulip. Flowergirls were Krysten Morgan, daughter of Doug and Mary Morgan, and Allyse and Julia Warren, daughters of Mark and Dyvette Warren. Best man was Eric Burns. Groomsmen were Jose Marin and Josh Ginn. Guestbook attendant was Machalia Morgan. Servers were Katie and Sydni Stapleton. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Decatur High School and attended Texas Woman's University. She is employed by James Wood Autopark. The groom attended Texas A&M University is employed by James Wood Autopark. Following a wedding trip to the Bahamas, the couple live in Sanger.

Landers - Reece and Berniece Landers
Fiftieth wedding anniversary July 25, 2009
Published Sunday, July 19, 2009
Reece and Berniece Landers of Bridgeport will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, July 25.
Reece and the former Berniece Tims were married July 25, 1959, in Bowie. They have three daughters, Karen Culpepper and husband, James, of Bridgeport, Karla Hattan and husband, Ricky, of Gainesville and Samantha Remington and husband, Matt, of Decatur; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Reece is retired after 30 years at Lone Star Gas Company. He is a contract pumper for Billy Morrow and is a deacon at Pleasant View Baptist Church. Berniece is the secretary at Pleasant View Baptist Church. She worked in the insurance department at the Family Clinic for Dr. David Ray for many years. The couple will celebrate their anniversary from 2 to 5 p. m. July 25, at the Pleasant View Baptist Church with their children and family.

Lawson - Kelley Raeanne Peterson and Adam Lloyd Lawson
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 15, 2009
Published Sunday, June 7, 2009
Kelley Raeanne Peterson, daughter of Mark and Leanne Peterson, all of Decatur, will marry Adam Lloyd Lawson of Decatur, son of John and Becky Dear of Decatur and Jack and Renee Lawson of Bowie, at Neil and Luanne Livingston's home in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School and will attend the University of North Texas in the fall. She is employed by Solaris Healthcare. The prospective groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and is attending the police academy at Tarrant County College. He is employed by the Bridgeport Police Department.

Lawson (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Adam Lloyd Lawson
Vows exchanged Aug. 15, 2009
Published Sunday, September 13, 2009
Kelley Raeanne Peterson and Adam Lloyd Lawson, both of Decatur, were married Aug. 15, 2009, in Decatur. Luke Oyler officiated the single ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mark and Leanne Peterson of Decatur. The groom is the son of Becky and John Dear of Decatur and Jack and Renee Lawson of Bowie. The bride was escorted by her father. Maid of honor was Amanda Peterson, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Shelby Livingston and Shae Penrod. Best man was Evan Keefer. Groomsmen were Anthony Martinez and Josh Durham. The bride is attending the University of North Texas and is employed at Solaris Hospice. The groom attended Tarrant County College Police Academy and is employed by the Bridgeport Police Department. Following a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple reside in Denton.

Leake - Mr. and Mrs. Danny Houston Leake
Vows exchanged Oct. 24, 2009
Published Sunday, November 1, 2009
Haley Electra Huckabee and Danny Houston Leake, both of Decatur, were married Oct. 24, 2009, in Decatur. Ron Sheppard officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Douglas Huckabee of Decatur and Julia and Ron Sheppard of Lewisville. The groom is the son of Joe and Donna Leake and Robert and Tammy Durham, all of Decatur. Maid of honor was Ashley Burgess. Best man was Lee Durham, brother of the groom. The couple live in Chicago.

Lemons - Mr. and Mrs. Luke Robert Lemons
Vows exchanged Aug. 1, 2009
Published Sunday, September 6, 2009
Lindsay Brooke Harris of Las Colinas and Luke Robert Lemons of Bowie were married Aug. 1, 2009, at the Atriums at Park West in Dallas. The Rev. Johnny Miller of Oak Park United Methodist Church in Temple officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Scott and Linda Harris of Breckenridge and the granddaughter of T. C. Harris Jr. of Breckenridge. The groom is the son of Lynn and Sandra Lemons of Nocona and the grandson of Elvin Ray and Donna Lemons and Nancy Weaver of Nocona. Escorted by her father, the bride wore an A-line gown in diamond white satin with a lace overlay studded with sequins and crystal beads. Scalloped lace edged the neckline and hemline and a satin band wrapped around the waist, creating cascading ribbons. A cluster of crystals centered on the ribbon. She wore a veil borrowed from bridesmaid Lindsi Griffith Muniz. Matron of honor was Shalie Patterson Rumage of Decatur. Bridesmaids were Lauren Echols of Washington, D. C., Lindsi Griffith Muniz of Las Colinas, Miranda Mercer of Waxahachie, Jamie Curry Arthur of Abilene, Ashley Schelde of Meridian, Lacey Lemons of Nocona and Danielle Johnson of Lewisville. Junior bridesmaid was Meagan Wilkes of Lubbock. Attendants wore strapless, tea length, A-line dresses in peony iridescent taffeta. Flower girls were Emily Tate of Henderson and Malia Wilkes of Lubbock. They wore white organza dresses with faux pearl embellishments. Best men were Josh Lemons of Arlington and Chase Christopher of Nashville, Tenn. Groomsmen were Brady Bell of Rhome, Dave Woodbury of Nocona, Chris Faulconer of Oklahoma City, Blain Rumage and John Hogan, both of Decatur, and David Harris of Houston. Junior groomsman was William Tate of Henderson. Ushers were Jason Wilkes and Conner Wilkes, both of Lubbock, and Kasey Weadon of Rockwall. Wayne and Guyla White of Breckenridge, Dave Woodbury of Nocona and Heather Smith of Midland were soloists. Clancy Spencer of Dallas was the pianist and music was also provided by the string quartet, European Ensemble of Dallas. Following the wedding, a reception was held at the Atriums at Park West. Members of the houseparty were Kristen Harris of Abilene, Kristin Jones of Colleyville, Kinzie Weadon of Rockwall and Lauren Harris of Columbus, Ohio. A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom's parents at the Hang Out Deli in Valley Ranch. A bridesmaids' luncheon honoring Lindsay and her bridesmaids was hosted by Mrs. Griffith, Cassie Griffith, and Lisa Echols, all of Breckenridge, on Saturday at the Omni Hotel Dallas Park West. The bride is a 2001 graduate of Breckenridge High School and a 2006 graduate of McMurry University. She received bachelor of arts degrees in history and political science. She is employed by Westlake Academy in Westlake as a world history and model United Nations teacher. The groom is a 1999 graduate of Nocona High School. He graduated from Midwestern State University in 2003 with a bachelor of business administration degree. He received his masters of business administration from Sam Houston State University in 2007. He is assistant vice president of Legend Bank in Decatur. Following a wedding trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the couple reside in Bowie.

Lindsey - Adriana Blair Cohen and Matthew Wiledfy Lindsey
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 19, 2009
Published Sunday, September 6, 2009
Adriana Blair Cohen of Fayetteville, Ark., daughter of Louis Jay and Bonnie Cohen of Corpus Christi, will marry Matthew Wiley Lindsey of Fayetteville, Ark., son of Gary Vaughn and Cheryl Wiley Lindsey of Dallas, Dec. 19, 2009, at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas. The Rev. Ronald Wesley Scates will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a graduate of W. B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi and attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Eural Clint Wiley of Decatur and a graduate of Highland Park High School in Dallas. He attended the University of Texas at Dallas and is a third-year law student at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

Loucks - Danielle Nicole Cade and Michael Vincent Loucks
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 13, 2009
Published Sunday, March 15, 2009
Danielle Nicole Cade, daughter of Debbie Holmes of Justin and Rusty Cade of Decatur, will marry Michael Vincent Loucks, son of Vince and Carol Loucks of Decatur, June 13, 2009. Gerre Joiner will officiate the ceremony at the Decatur Civic Center.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Decatur High School. She is employed by North Texas Bank in Decatur. The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed by Cummings Electrical in Fort Worth.

Lutz - Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Thomas Lutz
Vows exchanged Oct. 23, 2009
Published Sunday, November 8, 2009
Kara Elaine Rainey of Decatur and Matthew Thomas Lutz of Rhome were married Oct. 23, 2009, at Storybook Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas.
The bride is the daughter of William and Frances Rainey of Decatur. She is a 2000 graduate of Decatur High School and received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of North Texas in 2005. The groom is the son of Thomas and Laurie Lutz of Rhome. He is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School and served in the U. S. Air Force from 1999 to 2003.