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Martin - Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cody Martin
Vows exchanged June 6, 2009
Published Sunday, July 12, 2009
Jennifer Dyan McCook and Michael Cody Martin, both of Fort Worth, were married June 6, 2009, at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston.
The bride is the daughter of Diana Cowan of Krum and James McCook of Broad Brook, Conn. The groom is the son of the late Kathleen Pierce of Houston and Michael Martin of Aurora, Colo. The couple hosted friends and family at Puerto Aventuras, Mexico, for a symbolic beach wedding ceremony the weekend following their wedding. A reception was held June 27 at the Masonic Temple in Fort Worth for those who could not attend the beach wedding. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Slidell High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. She is working on a nursing degree. The groom is a partner at Martin Group Building, LLC. The couple lives in Fort Worth.

Mascardo - Alexis Jean East and Mark Sarreal Mascardo
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 24, 2009
Published Sunday, May 17, 2009
Alexis Jean East of Denton, daughter of Charles and Holly East of Decatur, will marry Mark Sarreal Mascardo of Denton, son of Dom and Clarita Mascardo of Duncanville, May 24, 2009, at Thistle Hill in Fort Worth with Betsy Haggard officiating.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School and the University of North Texas. She is employed by Advogo. The prospective groom is a graduate of Duncanville High School and is attending the University of North Texas. He is employed by Advogo.

Mascardo (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Mark Vincent Sarreal Mascardo
Vows exchanged May 24, 2009
Published Sunday, August 23, 2009
Alexis Jean East and Mark Vincent Sarreal Mascardo, both of Denton, were married May 24, 2009, at Thistle Hill in Fort Worth. Betsy Haggard officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Charlie and Holly East of Denton. The groom is the son of Dom and Clarita Mascardo of Duncanville. Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless, ivory A-line gown in chiffon with a pleated surplice bodice, a beaded empire waist and sweep train. She carried a bouquet of yellow roses. Maid of honor was Candice Carter and bridesmaids were Lana Boner, Christie Sherrell and Payton Boner. Attendants wore strapless, knee-length clover green chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of yellow roses. Flowergirls were Kallie Boner and Jada Boner, daughters of Kenny and Lana Boner. Ringbearer was Charlie Mascardo, son of Dom and Lisa Mascardo. Best man was Christian Munsch and groomsmen were Tom Amrhein, Nathan Dossey and Kenny Boner. Deric Merrill played the piano and sang a solo at the ceremony. Lana Boner was also a soloist. A reception hosted by Charlie and Holly East at Thistle Hill followed the ceremony. Servers were Melanie Munsch and Kyla Gaona. The bride is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2003 graduate of the University of North Texas. She is employed at Advogo. The groom is a 1996 graduate of Duncanville High School and will graduate from the University of North Texas in December 2009. He is employed at Advogo. Following a wedding trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the couple live in Denton.

Masching - Betty Cox and Jack Masching
Married vows to be exchanged June 20, 2009
Published Sunday, April 26, 2009
Betty Cox of Decatur, daughter of Terry Winters of Bowie, will marry Jack Masching of Boyd, son of Joe and Florence Masching of Saunemin, Ill., on June 20, 2009, at the Country Abbey in Justin with Jason Sidler of the First Baptist Church of Justin officiating.
The bride-to-be is employed by Minuteclinic. The prospective groom is employed by Verizon.

Masching (2) - Mr. and Mrs. John Michael (Jack) Masching
Vows exchanged June 20, 2009
Published Sunday, July 19, 2009
Betty Louise Cox of Decatur and John Michael (Jack) Masching of Boyd were married June 20, 2009, at The Country Abbey in Justin. Jason Sidler, former pastor of the First Baptist Church in Justin, officiated the double ring ceremony.
Escorted by her sons, Justin, Jason, Jacob and Jesse Cox of Chico, she wore a white satin dress with an empire skirt that featured embroidery at the hem and bodice, buttons down the back, a halter style neckline and a semi-cathedral length train. She wore hairpins made of antique aqua-colored rhinestones. She carried a bouquet of hand-tied white alstroemeria lilies. Matron of honor was Len Schwake. Flowergirl was Kaitlyn Bedford, daughter of Trey and Shannon Bedford. Candlelighters and ushers were Jesse Cox and Rohman Moffit. Ringbearer was Ryder Cox, son of Justin and Raquel Cox. The groom's honor attendant was Ruby Teets. Guestbook attendant was Megan Terry. A reception hosted by the bride and groom followed the ceremony at The Country Abbey. The bride attended Texas Woman's University and is employed by Clinical Care Associates in Bridgeport. The groom attended Illinois State University and is employed by Verizon. Following a wedding trip to Kauai, Hawaii, the couple live in Boyd.

McClain - Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. McClain
Vows exchanged Dec. 28, 2008
Published Sunday, May 24, 2009
Courtney Preston and Robert McClain were married Dec. 28, 2008, at the Blue Lagoon Chapel in Oahu, Hawaii. Kahu Kimo Keawe officiated the ceremony in Hawaiian and English.
The bride is the daughter of Tanya M. Preston and retired Lt. Col. Michael C. Preston of Hawaii. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a concentration in opera performance and received a master's in international affairs from George Washington University. She is a diplomat in the Foreign Service at the Department of State and is currently serving in Hanoi, Vietnam. The groom is the son of Twila Nelon and A. G. "Rusty" Nelon of Boyd and Steve McClain and Kathy McClain of Azle. He is a 2008 graduate of Boyd High School. He is a sergeant in the U. S. Marine Corps and is serving his second tour in Iraq as a combat engineer. He has served at Camp Pendleton, Calif. ; Cairo, Egypt; Madrid, Spain; and Kampala, Uganda, where he served as a Marine Security Guard working for the regional security office at embassies worldwide.

McCrary - Abigail Suzanne Sherwood and Steven Cody McCrary
Marriage vows to be exchanged Jan. 1, 2010
Published Sunday, December 20, 2009
Abigail Suzanne Sherwood of Decatur, daughter of Lori Sherwood of Decatur and Don Sherwood of Alvord, will marry Steven Cody McCrary, son of Steve and Tammy McCrary, all of Decatur, Jan 1, 2010, at the Gaylord Texan Hotel in Grapevine. Todd Dunn will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Dallas Baptist University where she earned a degree in psychology and sociology. She is employed as a reservations specialist at the Gaylord Texan Hotel. The prospective groom is a 2009 graduate of Dallas Baptist with a degree in Christian studies. He is employed by Mosaic Marketing Company as the coordinator of onboarding and fulfillment.

McCullough - Mr. and Mrs. Alexander McCullough
Vows exchanged May 23, 2009
Published Sunday, June 28, 2009
Jessica Tumlinson of Alvord and Alexander McCullough of Rhome were married May 23, 2009, at The River Church in Decatur. Dwayne White officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of James and Patricia Tumlinson of Alvord. The groom is the son of Bill and Dolores McCullough of Rhome. Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white dress and a mid-length veil with a crown. Matron of honor was Sarrah Sims and bridesmaids were Genevieve Tumlinson and Brittany Fleishman. Attendants wore black dresses with hot pink ribbons. Flowergirls were Katie and Scarlett Merritt, and ringerbearer was Matthew Merritt, children of J. T. and Jennifer Merritt. Best man was Craig Huffstetler and groomsman was John V. Russel Sims. Usher was Justin Unger. The parents of the couple held a reception at The River Church following the ceremony. Servers were Kyla Gyona and Raquel Maranda. The bride attended Texas Bible Institute. The groom attended Texas Tech University and is employed by Global Technical Services. Following a wedding trip to San Antonio, the couple lives in Fort Worth.

McGilvray, James - Heather LeAnn Culpepper and James William McGilvray
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 24, 2009
Published Sunday, July 19, 2009
Heather LeAnn Culpepper, daughter of Mark and Diane Culpepper, all of Boyd, will marry James William McGilvray of Boyd, son of James L. McGilvray Jr. of Boyd and Kim K. McGilvray of Paradise, on Oct. 24, 2009, at the First Baptist Church in Boyd with Mark Autry officiating.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Boyd High School and a 2008 graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock. She is employed by Woodhaven Bank in Rhome. The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Paradise High School and a 2005 graduate of Texas A&M University. He is also a graduate of the ranch management program at Texas Christian University. He is employed by Legend Bank in Bowie.

McGilvray, James (2) - Mr. and Mrs. James William McGilvray
Vows exchanged Oct. 24, 2009
Published Sunday, November 15, 2009
Heather LeAnn Culpepper and James William McGilvray, both of Boyd, were married Oct. 24, 2009, at the First Baptist Church of Boyd. Mark Autry officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mark and Diane Culpepper of Boyd. She is the granddaughter of Evan and Becky Culpepper of Decatur and Patsy Snodrass of Boyd. The groom is the son of James L. McGilvray Jr. of Boyd and Kim K. McGilvray of Paradise. Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory satin pick-up ball gown with a satin champagne cuff neckline, a lace-up back and cathedral train. She wore a double-layer ivory tulle veil with rolled satin edging, given to her by her grandmother in memory of her grandfather. She wore a baby blue garter and a Texas A&M University garter. Honorary matron of honor was Sherri Naugle of Rhome and maid of honor was Tami Jo Russell of Granbury. Justin Culpepper, brother of the bride, was the man of honor. Bridesmaids were Chancy Huffman of Irving, Kristin Poynor of Haslet, Jocelyn Kamp and Mary Marcum of Lubbock and Tamara Wood of Waco. Flowergirl was Grace Kidd, daughter of Brett and Kristin Kidd. Bubble girls were Derian and Jayda Snodgrass, daughters of Derek and Melissa Snodgrass, and Kaitlyn Kidd, daughter of Brannon and Christi Kidd. Bestman was Russell Park. Honorary groomsmen were Dr. Heath Sims of Roanoke, Va., and David Wayne Jenkins of Houston. Groomsmen were Brooks Hodges of Samford, Tres Poyner of Haslet, Danny Glass of Elgin, Will Matthews, Luke Matthews and John Fussell, all of College Station. Ringbearer was Koby Kidd, son of Brannon and Christi Kidd. Female attendants wore espresso taffeta ballgowns. Every other attendant alternated aqua and champagne satin ribbon tied in a petitte bow at their side. Male attendants wore jeans and white shirts with a mini fuschia gerber daisy on their lapels. Ushers were Brent Lobaugh of Boyd, Blane Cordes of Bryan, Jacoby Gentry of Paradise and Max McGilvray of Haslet. A reception was held at the church fellowship hall and a barbecue dinner was held at the Clubhouse in Highland Oaks. The bride is a 2008 graduate of Texas Tech University with a bachelor of science degree in human development and family studies and a minor in early childhood development. She is employed by Agrilife Extension Service of Wise County as the 4-H program assistant. The groom is a 2005 graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor of science in agricultural economics. He gradauted from the ranch management program at Texas Christian University in 2007. He is employed by Legend Bank as a credit analyst. Following a wedding trip to Turks and Caicos Islands in the British West Indies, the couple live in Boyd.

McGilvray, Seth - Mr. and Mrs. Seth Pollard McGilvray
Marriage vows exchanged June 2, 2009
Published Sunday, August 9, 2009
Catie Rae Burke of Arlington and Seth Pollard McGilvray of Saginaw were married June 2, 2009, at Couples Swept Away in Negril, Jamaica.
The bride is the daughter of Pat Burke and the granddaughter of Bill and Doris Scoggins, all of Southlake. The groom is the son of Julie and David Stroud of Saginaw and the grandson of Bob and Betty Pollard of Keller. He is the great-grandson of Johnnie Thomas of Whitney. A celebration of the marriage was Aug. 1, 2009, at the Studio Movie Grill in Arlington. Guests watched a video of the wedding and a slide show presented by Jordan Chadsey, cousin of the bride. The bride is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington where she received her bachelor of science degree. She is employed by UT Southwestern Medical Center. The groom attended Keller High School and Tarrant County College. He is a grocery director with Tom Thumb Foods. Following a wedding trip to Negril, Jamaica, the couple live in Arlington.

McKinnon - Andrea Kae White and Trey McKinnon
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 21, 2009
Published Sunday, March 1, 2009
Andrea Kae White of Decatur, daughter of Doug and Lori White of Decatur, will marry Trey McKinnon of Decatur, son of Bob and Terri McKinnon of Decatur, March 21, 2009. Gerre Joiner will officiate the ceremony at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 2005 Decatur High School graduate and a student at the University of North Texas. She is employed by Just Like New. The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School and is owner of Bar 3 Cattle Co. and Bar 3 Backhoe Service.

McLain - Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. McLain
Vows exchanged December 28, 2008
Published Sunday, May 31, 2009
Courtney Preston and Robert McLain were married Dec. 28, 2008, at the Blue Lagoon Chapel in Oahu, Hawaii. Kahu Kimo Keawe officiated the ceremony in Hawaiian and English. A reception followed at the Ko'olau Ballrooms at Ko'olau Golf Club.
The bride is the daughter of Tanya M. Preston and retired Lt. Col. Michael C. Preston of Hawaii. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a concentration in opera performance and received a master's in international affairs from George Washington University. She is a diplomat in the Foreign Service at the Department of State and is currently serving in Hanoi, Vietnam. The groom is the son of Twila Nelon and A. G. "Rusty" Nelon of Boyd and Steve McLain and Kathy McLain of Azle. He is a 2003 graduate of Boyd High School. He is a sergeant in the Marine Corps and is serving his second tour in Iraq as a combat engineer. He has served at Camp Pendleton, Calif. ; Cairo, Egypt; Madrid, Spain; and Kampala, Uganda, where he served as a Marine security guard working for the regional security office at embassies worldwide.

McLean - Tiffany Dawn Cook and Jacob William McLean
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 19, 2009
Published Sunday, May 24, 2009
Tiffany Dawn Cook of Chico, daughter of Beverly Cook and Chris Riney of Sunset, will marry Jacob William McLean of Chico, son of Howie and Laurie McLean of Chico and Barbie and Andrew James of Arlington, June 19, 2009, at Willow Lakes Wedding Gardens in Weatherford. Charles Scarborough will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Chico High School and Grayson County College. She is employed by Brushy Creek Vineyards and Winery. The prospective groom is a graduate of Chico High School and Hardin Simmons University. He is employed by Devon Energy.

McQueen - Cali Mae Bostick and Garrett James McQueen
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 12, 2009
Published Sunday, April 12, 2009
Cali Mae Bostick of Ponder, daughter of Charlie and Janice Bostick of Ponder, will marry Garrett James McQueen of Newark, son of Dennis and Teresa McQueen of Newark, on Sept. 19, 2009, at the Country Abbey in Justin with Brandon Henderson of the Denton County Cowboy Church officiating.

Merritt - Tom and Jackie Merritt
Forty-fifth wedding anniversary June 6, 2009
Published Sunday, June 28, 2009
Tom and Jackie Merritt of Decatur celebrated their 45th anniversary Saturday, June 6, 2009.
Tom and the former Jackie Swink were married June 6, 1964, in Colleyville. Tom is the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Crafton. Jackie is a retired elementary school teacher. Children of the couple are Laurie Merritt Griffin and husband, Shad, of Denton and Michael Merritt and wife, Angie, of Aubrey. Grandchildren are Annie Rose LiMing Griffin, 5, and Mason Thomas Merritt, 17 months.

Miller, Marvin - Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Charles Miller
Vows exchanged Feb. 28, 2009
Published Sunday, March 15, 2009
Ashley Nicole Hopkins of Garland, formerly of Chico, and Marvin Charles Miller of Bowie were married Feb. 28, 2009, in Bowie. Marvin J. Miller officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Martha Hopkins of Garland. The groom is the son of Marvin and Bobbie Miller of Bowie. Escorted by Amy Joyce Tores, the bride wore a cream colored dress embellished with white pearls and was barefoot. She carried a bouquet of dark red roses. Matron of honor was Abby Marie Clark. Flowergirl was Charley Jean Miller, daughter of Marvin and Bobbie Miller. Best man was Christopher Jess Darden. The bride is employed by Guardian Association Management in Dallas. The groom is employed by Pioneer Drilling. Following the wedding, the couple live in Bowie.

Miller, Randy - Jacqueline Nicole Sanford and Randy Gene Miller
Vows to be exchanged April 18, 2009
Published Sunday, March 8, 2009
Jacqueline Nicole Sanford of Grapevine, daughter of Tammy and Pat Sanford of Paradise, will marry Randy Gene Miller of North Richland Hills, son of Debbie and Danny Miller of Gunter April 18, 2009, at the home of the bride-elect's parents in Paradise with Danny Miller officiating.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Paradise High School and a 2006 graduate of Dallas Baptist University with a bachelor's degree in business management. She is employed by Buffalo Wild Wings. The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Gunter High School and a 2006 graduate of Texas Tech University with a bachelor's degree in exercise sports sciences. He is employed by Buffalo Wild Wings.

Moak - Amanda Gale Ruddick and Stephen Glenn Moak
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 24, 2009
Published Sunday, October 11, 2009
Amanda Gale Ruddick, daughter of Royce and Gale Ruddick, all of Alvord, will marry Stephen Glenn Moak of Bridgeport, son of Alan and Glenda Moak of Paradise, on Oct. 24, 2009, at the home of the bride-elect's parents. Joe Moak will officiate.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charoletie Brooks and Robert Stovall of Chaffee, Mo. She is a 2003 graduate of Alvord High School, and she attended Texas Bible Institute in 2004. She is a receiving associate at Walmart Supercenter. The prospective groom is the grandson of Glenn and Charlene Boydstun of Fort Worth. He is a 1994 graduate of Richland High School and a 1996 graduate of TCC Regional Fire Academy. He is a customer support specialist at Bell Helicopter.

Moore - Robin Dale Flesher and Michael Ray Moore
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 1, 2009
Published Sunday, June 21, 2009
Robin Dale Flesher of Bowie, daughter of Ted and Karen Flesher of Decatur, will marry Michael Ray Moore of Bowie, son of Fonda and Michael Moore of Bellevue, Aug. 1, 2009, at the First Baptist Church in Bellevue with a reception at the VFW in Bowie.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Decatur High School. The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Bellevue High School. He is employed at L and R Tank Trucks in Bowie.

Morgan - Baleigh Jo Catherine Mills and Joshua David Morgan
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 19, 2009
Published Sunday, September 6, 2009
Baleigh Jo Catherine Mills of Decatur, daughter of Jack Mills of Little Elm and Katie Mills of Paradise, will marry Joshua David Morgan of Decatur, son of Kevin Morgan of Hickory, N. C., and Stephanie Hanson of Springtown, Sept. 19, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Paradise. Jack Bankhead of New Salem Baptist Church will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Paradise High School. The prospective groom is a graduate of Paradise High School and is employed by Quality Construction in Keller.

Murphey - PV2 and Mrs. Timothy Craig Murphey
Vows exchanged Oct. 24, 2009
Published Sunday, November 15, 2009
Kelsey Reagan Guess of Paradise and PV2 Timothy Craig Murphey of Decatur were married Oct. 24, 2009, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur. Clint Donaldson officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Kelly Guess and Arthur Guess of Paradise. The groom is the son of Tammy and Gaither Fletcher of Decatur and Brad and Rebecca Murphey of Ft. Worth. Escorted by her father, the bride wore a formal halter style ivory dress with empire waist. She carried a bouquet of tropical flowers. Maid of honor was Kaitlyn Kaker. Libby Murphey, sister of the groom, was bridesmaid. Jacob Murphey, brother of the groom, was best man. Brandon Peyton was groomsman. Trasi Guess, brother of the bride, attended the guest book. Chelsea Peyton, daughter of Amie and Brandon Peyton, was flower girl. A reception followed the ceremony at the church. The bride is a graduate of Paradise High School and attended the University of North Texas. The groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and completed combat medic training with A Company 232nd Medical Brigade, at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio. The couple will make their home in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, where the groom is stationed with the U. S. Army.

Myers - Jerry and Nancy Myers
Fiftieth anniversary Aug. 9, 2009
Published Sunday, August 2, 2009
Jerry and Nancy Myers of Decatur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at Decatur Civic Center.
Jerry and the former Nancy Potts were married Aug. 9, 1959, in Petersburg, Ind. Their children are Kelly of Decatur, Dan of Denton, David of Lockhart and Laci Bean of Cross Plains. They have nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Jerry is an airline pilot and Nancy is a housewife. Both are members of the Greenwood Church of Christ.

Nix - Christina Kellie Meza and Damen Xavier Nix
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 4, 2009
Published Sunday, June 7, 2009
Christina Kellie Meza of Chico, daughter of Oney and Missy Quiroga of Alvord and Jesse and Maria Meza of Lamesa, will marry Damen Xavier Nix of Chico, son of Carol Nix of Chico and Ronnie Thompson of Lake Bridgeport, at the home of the bride's parents in Alvord July 4, 2009. Justice of the Peace Terri Johnson will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Chico High School and a 2007 graduate of ATI of Dallas. She is the owner of the Massage Therapy Center in Bridgeport and is a member of the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce. The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Chico High School and a 2008 graduate of ITT Technical Institute of Arlington. He is employed by Key Energy in Chico.

Nunnelee - Shelley Ann Dunn and Russell Bradford Nunnelee
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 18, 2009
Published Sunday, September 13, 2009
Shelley Ann Dunn of McKinney, daughter of Jerry and Joanna Dunn of Celeste, will marry Russell Bradford Nunnelee of McKinney, son of Robert Nunnelee of Bonham and late Beverly Bishop Sept. 18, 2009, at Myers Park in McKinney.
The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Celeste High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in public administration from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2001. She is a client relations manager at Prescription Solutions in Plano. The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of Decatur High School. He earned a degree in video production from the Art Institute of Dallas in 1997. He is the property manager at Nunnelee Properties in Bonham.

O’Dell - Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Devin O'Dell
Vows exchanged Oct. 20, 2009
Published Sunday, December 20, 2009
Morgan Renae Mann of Joy and Christopher Devin O'Dell of Bridgeport were married Oct. 20, 2009, at Bunker Hill in Pineville, Mo. The couple had a second ceremony and reception Nov. 14, 2009, at the Bridgeport Community Center.
Charles Stephens, pastor of Family Worship Center in Boyd officiated the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Staci Mann of Boyd and the late Joel Mann. The groom is the son of David and Angie Bridges O'Dell of Bridgeport. Escorted by her grandfather, Jim Ray Pennington of Joy, the bride wore a white floor-length gown. The off-the shoulder bodice was embroidered with tone-on-tone flowers and featured soutache braiding, crystal beading, sequins and pearls. The V-shaped dropped waist featured a large bow atop a two-tier cutwork flounce in the back. The skirt was full and its hem, as well as the neckline, were embellished with Celtic knotwork, pearls and open cutwork. Her headpiece was an elbow-length veil of glimmer illusion tulle with a crystal rhinestone tiara. She carried a bouquet of white Alba lilies, white roses and carnations, stephanotis, pink and white amaryllis, blue Star of Bethlehem, Baby Blue Eyes, lime-green button chrysanthemums, white organza, crystals and pearls. Maid of honor was Stachia Splawn, half sister of the bride. She wore a pale blue satin empire-waist, floor-length gown with a georgette overlay and wrap. The bodice was accented with white crystal rhinestones. She also wore crystal earrings and a blue pearl and crystal necklace, which was a gift from the bride. Bridesmaid was Sarah Stone. She wore a sage green empire-waist, floor-length halter gown with a wrap and rhinestone accent at the center of the bodice. She also wore crystal earrings and a jadeite, pearl and crystal necklace, which was a gift from the bride. They carried bouquets of two white roses, blue Star of Bethelhem and lime-green button chrysanthemums. Flower girl was Destiny O'Dell, sister of the groom. Ringbearer was Jacob O'Dell, brother of the groom. Best man was Chad O'Dell, cousin of the groom. Groomsman was Kody Mann, brother of the bride. Ushers were Matthew O'Dell and Tyler Hughes. As a musical tribute to the bride's late father, "Words I Would Say" as recorded by the Street Prophets was played. The reception was hosted by Jim and JoEllen Pennington, paternal grandparents of the bride. Servers were Beverly O'Dell, Cathy Hughes, Jackie O'Dell, Gary O'Dell, Rick O'Dell and Judy Jolly. The bride is a student at Bridgeport High School. She previously attended Midway High School and Boyd High School. The groom is a Bridgeport graduate.

Oates - Leslie Elaine Pardue and Stetson Lee Oates
Vows to be exchanged Dec. 19, 2009
Published Sunday, November 1, 2009
Leslie Elaine Pardue, daughter of Drs. Ted and Victoria Rowland of Antlers, Okla., and Brad and Nina Pardue of Boswell, Okla., will marry Stetson Lee Oates of Atoka, son of David and Tammie Burrage all of Atoka, Okla., and Leslie and Denise Oates of Paradise Dec. 19 in Antlers.
The bride-elect is a student at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant. The prospective groom is a graduate of Oklahoma University and is an officer at First Bank in Atoka.

Park - Rachel Lynn Neely and Brandon Lane Park
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 11, 2009
Published Sunday, February 8, 2009
Rachel Lynn Neely, daughter of Mike and Johnie Neely, all of Catoosa, Okla., will marry Brandon Lane Park of Catoosa, son of Randy and Dainya Park of Decatur, on April 11, 2009, in Catoosa. Rob Pierce will officiate the ceremony at Bella Gardens Wedding Chapel.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Catoosa High School and graduated from Northeastern State University in 2007. She is employed at Crowne Plaza Tulsa Hotel. The groom is a 2000 graduate of Decatur High School.

Parker - Mr. and Mrs. Jason Parker
Vows exchanged Sept. 12, 2009
Published Sunday, September 20, 2009
Leigh Ann Phillips and R. Jason Parker were married Sept. 12, 2009, at Eagle's View Church in Saginaw. Jake Ledet officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Delas Phillips of Boyd and Judy Thompson of Fort Worth. The groom is the son of Steve and Phyllis Parker of Corinth. Matron of honor was Karen Ellis. Bridesmaids were Callie Phillips, Kaleigh Ellis and Paige Parker. Best man was Steve Parker. Groomsmen were Kirby Elenburg and Blake Bowen. Ushers were Daryl Phillips and Kevin Ellis. The couple live in Boyd.

Perkins - Michelle Catherine Roth and Cory Daniel Perkins
Vows to be exchanged March 14, 2009
Published Sunday, March 8, 2009
Michelle Catherine Roth of Lantana, daughter of Walter and Jane Roth of Lantana, will marry Cory Daniel Perkins of Haslet, son of Richard and Sue Perkins of Boyd, March 14, 2009, at Chapelle des Fleurs in Flower Mound.
The bride-elect is a 1998 Mansfield High School graduate. She graduated with a bachelor of science in accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington. The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Boyd High School and has an associates in business management from Tarrant County College.

Pitts - Rachel Michaela Barnes and Christopher Thomas Pitts
Vows to be exchanged June 13, 2009
Published Sunday, May 31, 2009
Rachel Michaela Barnes of Ennis, daughter of David and Melinda Barnes of Ennis, will marry Christopher Thomas Pitts of Ennis, son of Thomas and Cheryl Pitts of Alvord, June 13, 2009, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Ennis. The bride's grandfather will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Ennis High School and is pursuing a nursing degree at Navarro Nursing School. The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Alvord High School and a graduate of Midwestern State University. He is a coach at Ennis High School.

Price - Mr. and Mrs. Carey Price
Vows exchanged Feb. 20, 2009
Published Sunday, May 10, 2009
Chanda Styles and Carey Price, both of Decatur, were married Feb. 20, 2009, at the home of the bride's sister and brother-in-law, Jason and Kristin Barnes, in Fort Worth. Mark Autry officiated the single ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Gary and Debbie Styles of Boyd. The groom is the son of Brenda Burns of Decatur. Maids of honor were Amanda Styles and Kristin Barnes, sisters of the bride, and bridesmaids were Tarryn Jennings and Alesia Cornell. They all wore pink and brown dresses. Flower girl was Makenzie Styles, daughter of the bride and groom, and ringbearer was Colby Price, son of the bride and groom. Best man was Justin Garret. Groomsmen were DeWayne Cornell, Michale Smart and Willie Griffith. A reception hosted by the groom's sisters, Tammy Mcreary and Cecilia Partin, was held at Tammy Mcreary's home in Aurora. Servers were Mcreary and Partin. The bride and groom are graduates of Boyd High School, and the groom is employed by M. Martin Transportation. The couple live in Decatur.

Ramsey - Ella Kaycee Lavy and Christopher Wade Ramsey
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 19, 2009
Published Sunday, September 20, 2009
Ella Kaycee Lavy of Fort Worth, daughter of Mark Lavy of Fort Worth and Kim Harris of Azle, was to marry Christopher Wade Ramsey of Bridgeport, son of Gary and Sherri Ramsey of Bridgeport, Sept. 19, 2009, in Azle.
The bride-elect graduated from Lake Worth High School and is a student at Tarrant Community College. The prospective groom attended Bridgeport High School and is employed by TXI.

Rasbury - TJ and Patricia 'Plum' Rasbury
Fiftieth wedding anniversary May 10, 2009
Published Sunday, May 10, 2009
TJ and Patricia "Plum" Rasbury of Boyd will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children Sunday, May 10, at Sunny Hills Nursing and Rehab in Decatur.
TJ Rasbury and the former Patricia Hutchison were married May 10, 1949, in Boyd. TJ retired from the sheet metal industry and is a member of the Wise County Antique Auto Club. Patricia is a former justice of the peace of precinct 3 and is retired from Boyd Independent School District. She is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Boyd and the Boyd Senior Citizens Center.

Rawlings - Rachel Erin Watts and Brian Scott Rawlings
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 27, 2009
Published Sunday, March 22, 2009
Rachel Erin Watts of Greenville, niece of Angie Averhoff of Saginaw, will marry Brian Scott Rawlings, son of Mike and Jocelyn Rawlings, all of Boyd, on June 27, 2009, in Boyd. Larry Krueger with First United Methodist Church in Boyd will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Boswell High School. She earned a bachelor of science degree in agricultural education from Tarleton State University in 2005. She teaches agricultural science in Greenville. The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Boyd High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in agricultural education from Tarleton State University in 2001 and is working on a master of science degree in agricultural education from Montana State University. He is employed as an agricultural science teacher and head football coach in Forestburg.

Reese - Lt. and Mrs. Travis Reese
Vows exchanged Feb. 26, 2009
Published Sunday, March 29, 2009
Second Lt. Travis Reese and Jessilyn Nevans, both of College Station, were married Feb. 26, 2009, in College Station.
The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Kathy Nevans of Independence, Mo. The groom is the son of Hal and Lori Reese of Decatur. The bride graduated from high school in Independence and will earn degrees in biology and Spanish in May from Texas A&M University. The groom, a Decatur High School graduate, earned a degree in industrial distribution from Texas A&M in 2008. Following the family wedding ceremony, the couple honeymooned in Santa Fe, N. M. They will live in Fort Knox, Ky., prior to making their home in Fort Hood.

Riley - Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Christopher Riley
Vows exchanged Oct. 4, 2009
Published Sunday, November 15, 2009
Amanda Michelle Tucker and Jeremy Christopher Riley, both of Boyd, were married Oct. 4, 2009, at The Club at Fossil Creek in Fort Worth. John Conway officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Benny Sr. and Cindy Tucker of Haslet. The groom is the son of Stuart and Brenda Riley of Decatur and Pat and Tracy McNamara of Tuscon, Ariz. The bride wore a princess cut ivory gown with pearls and crystals adorning her gown. She wore an 8-foot cathedral veil and carried a bouquet with sunflowers, orange roses, red cala lilies, autumn leaves and wheat. Maid of honor was Marlana Ashbrook of Plano. Bridesmaids were Kristi Ball of Nocona, Krystal Corsi of Rhome and Melissa Succetti of Bridgeport. Junior bridesmaid was Bethany Riley of Decatur. Attendants wore long, burnt orange gowns and carried a bouquet similar to the bride's. Flower girl was Kylee Tucker, niece of the bride and daughter of Benny and Amber Tucker Jr. Ringbearer was Cason Tucker, nephew of the bride and son of Benny and Amber Tucker Jr. Groomsmen were Rand McNamara of Tuscon, Bud Miley of Decatur and Jesse Riley of Decatur, all brothers of the groom. Guest book attendant was David Ball of Nocona. A reception hosted by Benny and Cindy Tucker Sr. at The Club at Fossil Crreek. Following a wedding trip to New York City, the couple live in Boyd.

Rouleau - Danelle Amber Valdez and Stanley Harold Rouleau
Marriage vows to be exchanged Feb. 28, 2009
Published Sunday, February 22, 2009
Danelle Amber Valdez of Carrollton, daughter of Mary Lou Herrera of Richardson, will marry Stanley Harold Rouleau of Carrollton, son of David and Pamela Rouleau of Paradise, at 1 p. m. Feb. 28, 2009, at El Dorado Royale Spa Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of L. V. Berkner High School in Richardson. She is an account executive for Clinical Pathology Laboratories. The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of Paradise High School, and he graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor's degree in 2000. He is an area retail sales manager for AT&T.

Salach - Kimberly Diane Marshall and Justin Ross Salach
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 17, 2009
Published Sunday, June 28, 2009
Kimberly Diane Marshall of Paradise, daughter of Raymond and Maria Marshall of Bridgeport, will marry Justin Ross Salach of Paradise, son of Tammi and Johnny Salach of Alvarado, Oct. 17, 2009, in Bridgeport.

Sales - Mr. and Mrs. Justin Sales
Vows exchanged Jan. 9, 2009
Published Sunday, February 8, 2009
Stephanie Barnett and Justin Sales, both of Fort Worth, were married Jan. 9, 2009, in Fort Worth.
The bride is the daughter of Linda Barnett of Fort Worth and a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School. She is employed with Anesthesia Billing Co. in Fort Worth. The groom is the son of Tina Sales and Rodney Jennings of Bridgeport and is a 1999 graduate of Paradise High School. He is employed by Ace Transportation.

Sawyer - Elizabeth Ann Cecil and David Alan Sawyer
Vows to be exchanged April 10, 2010
Published Sunday, November 1, 2009
Elizabeth Ann Cecil of Azle, daughter of CherylAnn and Robert Louwine of Springtown and Dale and Terri Cecil of Fort Morgan, Colo., will marry David Alan Sawyer of Azle, son of Rick Sawyer and Deborah Eslinger-Sawyer of Springtown, April 10, 2010, at the Travel Through Time Tea Room in Reno.

Sherman - Tracy and Belinda Sherman
Twenty-fifth wedding anniversary Dec. 8, 2009
Published Sunday, December 13, 2009
Tracy and Belinda Sherman of Decatur celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Dec. 8.
Tracy Sherman and the former Belinda Falls were married Dec. 8, 1984, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur. They have two children, Matthew Sherman and Krystal Sherman, both of Denton. Tracy is employed by Peterbilt Motors. Belinda is employed by the Decatur Independent School District where she works at the middle school and for transportation. The couple is a member of Community Church.

Sipes - Mary Lois Spain and Joe Sipes
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 20, 2009
Published Sunday, May 24, 2009
Mary Lois Spain of Jacksonville, Fla., daughter of Ed and Vicki Spain of Decatur, will marry Joe Sipes of Boyd, son of Sharon Sipes and the late Ed Sipes of Decatur, on June 20, 2009, at the Chandor Gardens in Weatherford. The Rev. Clyde Spain will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is graduate of Decatur High School and Texas Tech University. She is currently a second-year law student at Florida Coastal School of Law. The prospective groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and the University of North Texas. He is employed by Merit Energy Co.

Slimp - Taylor Jones and Jeremy Slimp
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 12, 2009
Published Sunday, March 29, 2009
Taylor Jones of Bridgeport, daughter of Sue and Bill Jones of Bridgeport, will marry Jeremy Slimp, son of Karen and Ricky Slimp, all of Decatur, on April 12, 2009, at the Wildwood Inn in Denton. Ken May with the First Baptist Church of Decatur will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect attended Bridgeport High School. The prospective groom graduated from Decatur High School and works at Casa Torres.

Smith - Mr. and Mrs. Derric Michael Smith
Vows exchanged May 23, 2009
Published Sunday, July 26, 2009
Hayley Kathryn Webb and Derric Michael Smith, both of Washington, D. C., were married May 23, 2009, at St. Stephen Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth. The Rev. Johnny Irish of First United Methodist Church of Decatur officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Billy and Nelda Webb of Bridgeport. The groom is the son of Pete and Valerie Seidl of Hobbs, N. M. Escorted by her father the bride wore an ivory full-length silky taffeta gown with a sweetheart neckline and ruched bodice. The gown was adorned with beaded and embroidered appliques. The skirt had box pleats and an embroidered cathedral-length train. She wore a shoulder-length "Jacque" cage veil held by a headband with Austrian crystals in a floral design. The bride carried a bouquet of red roses, calla lillies and gerber daises tied with a champagne taffeta ribbon. Maid of honor was Allison Murray of Washington, D. C., and bridesmaids were Marie Mechinus of Austin, Meagan Cortez and Kelley Henderson, both of Lubbock, Monica Neighbors of Weatherford and Lori Robertson of Killeen. Attendants wore full-length taffeta evening dresses with sweetheart necklines, ruched bodices and chapel trains. They each carried replicas of the bride's bouquet and wore an assortment of black beaded necklaces given as gifts from the bride. Best man was Aaron Stagner of Houston and groomsmen were Chad Tabor of Hobbs, Corey Wayne Smith of Dallas, Nick West of Hurst, Chris Smith of Oxford, Ala., and Victor Rodriquez of College Station. Ushers were Idel Dibirdi of Bryan and Chris Faris of Fort Worth. Guestbook attendants were Megan Higginbotham and Tressie Farnie, both of College Station. Organist was Mark Scott, music minister of St. Stephen. A reception hosted by the bride's parents followed the ceremony at the Fort Worth Hilton. The bride is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and Texas A&M University. She is employed by Rep. Ted Poe. The groom is a graduate of Hobbs High School and Texas A&M University. He is employed by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Following a wedding trip to Maui, the couple live in Dallas.

Stamey - Crystal King and Ryan Stamey
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 7, 2009
Published Sunday, October 18, 2009
Crystal Ann King, daughter of Debbie King of Bridgeport and Terry King of Paradise, will marry Ryan Scott Stamey, son of Samuel Jr. and Karen Stamey of Decatur, on Nov. 7, 2009, at Aurora Baptist Church.

Stevens - Molly Chapman and Lucas Stevens
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 20, 2009
Published Sunday, June 7, 2009
Molly Chapman of Davis, Okla., daughter of Kirk Chapman of Lewisville and Kathy and Allan Cavender of Paradise, will marry Lucas Stevens of Davis, son of Dan and Bev Stevens of Indiana, June 20, 2009, in Lewisville.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Paradise High School and a 2005 graduate of Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond, Okla. She is a physical education teacher at Davis Elementary School and head softball coach at Davis High School. The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Indiana Area Senior High School and is employed by High Country Outfitters in Gunnison, Colo., and Nova Construction in Davis.

Story - Amy Short and Billy Story
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 15, 2009
Published Sunday, May 24, 2009
Amy Short of Paradise, daughter of Michael and Patty Short of Chico, will marry Billy Story of Paradise, son of Adrianne Gay Presley of Bridgeport, Aug. 15, 2009, at the Bible Baptist Church in Bridgeport.

Tanner - Laura Ashley Dunlap and Cole William Tanner
Vows to be exchanged June 5, 2010
Published Sunday, December 13, 2009
Laura Ashley Dunlap of Decatur, daughter of Lisa Taylor of Decatur, and Cole William Tanner of Decatur, son of Tom and Carole Tanner of Decatur, will marry June 5, 2010.
Ken May will officiate the ceremony in Decatur. The bride-elect is a student at Weatherford College. The prospective groom is a graduate of WyoTech and works for Edwards Collision Center.

Thetford - Corrie Elizabeth Diaz and Alan Eugene Thetford
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 31, 2009
Published Sunday, July 19, 2009
Corrie Elizabeth Diaz, daughter of Jim and Julie Diaz, all of Cypress, will marry Alan Eugene Thetford, son of Bill and Vanessa Thetford, all of Bridgeport, July 31, 2009, at Ashelynn Manor in Magnolia with Chris Osborne of Central Baptist Church in Bryan officiating.
The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Cy-Fair High School and a 2009 graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in sociology. She is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys, the international student outreach team at Grace Bible Church and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 2009 graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor of environmental design degree in architecture. He is employed by Kirkpatrick Architecture Studio in Denton. He is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys, LOGOS and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.

Throckmorton - Mr. and Mrs. Kristopher Lee Throckmorton
Vows exchanged April 24, 2009
Published Sunday, June 28, 2009
Leah Danelle Coggin and Kristopher Lee Throckmorton, both of Alvord, were married April 24, 2009, at Paradise on the Hill in Aubrey. David White officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Bobby and Pam Coggin of Bowie. The groom is the son of Ricky and Stacie Throckmorton of Bowie. Escorted by her father, the bride wore a ivory gown and veil with crystal embellishments. She carried a bouquet of vintage blush pink and ivory roses with platinum accents. The maid of honor was Whitney Coggin, the bride's sister. Bridesmaids were Ricka Reynolds, Brooke Hunter, Brianne Rhoades, Jennifer McCarn and Meghan Stine. The attendants wore platinum gray dresses and carried blush pink bouquets with champagne highlights. Flowergirls were Marissa Ledford and Kellbie Throckmorton. The best man was Justin Throckmorton, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Brandon Leonard, Aaron Meyers, Casey Wade, Justin Ratliff and Rayse Richardson. Ushers were Brian Hunter and Ben Jackson. A reception at Paradise on the Hill followed the ceremony. The bride attended Bowie High School and the University of Texas School of Nursing. She works in the coronary care unit at Wise Regional Health System. The groom attended Bowie High School and is a firefighter and paramedic with the Arlington Fire Department. Following a wedding trip to Chateau Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada, the couple live in Alvord.

Thweatt - Brianna Danielle Morrow and Monte David Thweatt
Marriage vows to be exchanged Jan. 30, 2010
Published Sunday, December 20, 2009
Brianna Danielle Morrow of Bridgeport, daughter of Becky and Jerry Morrow of Bridgeport, will marry Monte David Thweatt of Bridgeport, son of Mack and Linda Thweatt of Alvord, Jan. 30, 2010, at Piazza in the Village in Colleyville.
The bride graduated from Bridgeport High School in 2007. She is employed by Bono's Chophouse. The groom graduated from Alvord High School in 2005 and Tulsa Welding School in 2006. He is self-employed.

Turner - Mr. and Mrs. Randy Turner
Vows exchanged April 17, 2009
Published Sunday, May 3, 2009
Tina Michelle VanHolbeck and Randy Dale Turner were married April 17, 2009.
The bride is the daughter of David and Sharon Duncan of Runaway Bay. The groom is the son of Delbert and Wanda Turner of DeLeon. After a honeymoon trip to Jamaica, the couple live in Aledo.

Vargas - Amanda Jo Clark and Joseph Anthony Vargas
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 25, 2009
Published Sunday, June 28, 2009
Amanda Jo Clark of Houston, daughter of Joe and Cheryl Clark of Chico, will marry Joseph Anthony Vargas of Friendswood, son of Orlando and Isabel Vargas of Sweetwater, July 25, 2009, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Alvord High School and a 2006 graduate of Texas Tech University with bachelor's degrees in human development and family studies and nursing. She is employed by Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Sweetwater High School and a 2004 graduate of Texas Tech University with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He is employed by LyondellBasell Industries.

Vargas (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Anthony Vargas
Vows exchanged July 25, 2009
Published Sunday, September 6, 2009
Amanda Jo Clark and Joseph Anthony Vargas, both of Friendswood, were married in a double ring ceremony July 25, 2009, at Sandos Playacar in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
The bride is the daughter of Joe and Cheryl Clark of Chico. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University and is a nurse at Memorial Hermann Hospital. The groom is the son of Orlando and Isabell Vargas of Sweetwater. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University and is a mechanical engineer at Lyondell Basell Industries. Bridesmaids were Jessica Doe, Allison Harse and cousins of the bride, Catherine Kelly and Jessica French. Flower girl was Whitney Enis. Groomsmen were Thomas Vargas and Andrew Vargas, brothers of the groom, and Michael Jones. A reception was held Aug. 15 at The Club at Runaway Bay. Following a honeymoon trip to Bora Bora, French Polynesia, the couple live in Friendswood.

Warner - Erica Lynn Parker and Richard Scott Warner
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 11, 2009
Published Sunday, June 28, 2009
Erica Lynn Parker, daughter of Arnold Wayne and Linda Parker of Boyd, will marry Richard Scott Warner, son of Andy and Mert Warner of Boyd, Saturday, July 11, 2009, at The Club at Runaway Bay. Billy Fitch of Hilltop Assembly of God in Boyd will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Boyd High School and a 2008 graduate of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. She is employed by Northwest ISD and is a teacher and coach at Chisholm Trail Middle School. The propsective groom is a 2003 graduate of Boyd High School and a 2007 graduate of Sam Houston State University. He is employed by Gainesville ISD and is a teacher and coach at Gainesville High School.

Wendt - Mr. and Mrs. Jacob William Henry Wendt
Vows exchanged April 18, 2009
Published Sunday, June 28, 2009
Rachel Renee Morris and Jacob William Henry Wendt, both of Aledo, were married April 18, 2009, in Chandor Gardens in Weatherford. Mark Collins, the bride's uncle, officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Bret and Lynn Morris of Burleson. The groom is the son of Patti Rhine and Adam Wendt, both of Decatur. Maid of honor was Natalie Morris, the bride's sister. Bridesmaids were Lindsay Horne and Kristi Davis. Flowergirl was Aliyah Nichols, sister of the groom. Best men were Justin Wendt and Andrew Wendt, the groom's brothers. Groomsmen were Scott Letbetter and Micah Bosley. A reception at Chandor Gardens followed the ceremony. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Burleson High School. She graduated with a bachelor of arts in finance from Texas Tech University in 2007 and received her master of business administration from Texas Tech in 2008. She is employed by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. The groom is a 2002 graduate of Alvord High School and received a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Texas Tech in 2007. He is employed by Ulterra Drilling Technologies.

Whitley - Dana Rose Johnson and John Robert Whitley
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 31, 2009
Published Sunday, March 1, 2009
Dana Rose Johnson of Benbrook, daughter of Greg and Joann Johnson of Arlington, will marry John Robert Whitley of Benbrook, son of Robert and Deborah Whitley and Tina Carroll of Alvord, May 31, 2009, at The Tribute in The Colony. Rick Stokes will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Lamar High School in Arlington. She received her esthetician license in December from Ogle School. The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is employed by Devon Energy as a lease operator.

Williams - Taylor Marie Sanders and Herbert Thomas Williams
Vows to be exchanged March 14, 2009
Published Sunday, March 8, 2009
Taylor Marie Sanders of Decatur, daughter of Mark and Diane Sanders of Decatur, will marry Herbert Thomas Williams of Decatur, son of Herb and Susan Williams of Decatur, at 6 p. m. March 14, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church of Decatur.
The bride-elect is attending Texas Woman's University and plans to graduate in December with a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies. The prospective groom graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor of business administration in December.

Womack - Ronald and Carla Womack
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Dec. 23, 2009
Published Sunday, November 29, 2009
Ronald and Carla Womack of Decatur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 23, 2009.
Ronald Womack and the former Carla Shelton were married Dec. 23, 1959, in Decatur. They have three daughters, Angela Musgrave and husband, Mike, and Pam Leija and husband, George, both of Decatur, and Charla Smith and husband, Monte, of Valley View; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Ronald is retired from TxDOT and is a volunteer at the Wise County Heritage Museum, a member of the Wise County Historical Society and Sons of the Confederate Veterans and a deacon at New Salem Free Will Baptist Church. Carla is a housewife, a volunteer at the Wise County Heritage Museum and a member of the Wise County Historical Society and New Salem Free Will Baptist Church. The couple's children will host an anniversary party 2 to 5 p. m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the New Salem Free Will Baptist Church.

Wood - Laura Isabel Groth and Hunter Roberts Wood
Vows to be exchanged June 20, 2009
Published Sunday, May 31, 2009
Laura Isabel Groth, daughter of Darrol and Mary Groth of Vernon, will marry Hunter Roberts Wood, son of Mike and Deeann Wood of Runaway Bay and Sharon Haught of Portales, N. M., June 20, 2009, in Runaway Bay. Monty Tuttle with the Central Fellowship Church in Decatur will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Vernon High School and received a bachelor of science in geology from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2006. She is employed by Decatur ISD. The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Tulia High School and is employed by CD Electric.

Woodruff - Tearney Rose Wiesman and Christopher Alan Woodruff
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 27, 2009
Published Sunday, June 14, 2009
Tearney Rose Wiesman of Austin, daughter of Thomas Wiesman of Rio Hondo and Theresa Linney of Hebbronville, will marry Christopher Alan Woodruff of Austin, son of Tim and Joylynn Woodruff of Decatur June 27, 2009, at Memory Lane Event Center in Dripping Springs. The father of the groom will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect and prospective groom are 2007 graduates of Texas A&M University.

Woodruff (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Alan Woodruff
Vows exchanged June 27, 2009
Published Sunday, November 22, 2009
Tearney Rose Wiesman married Christopher Alan Woodruff, both of Austin, June 27, 2009, at Memory Lane Event Center in Dripping Springs. Tim Woodruff, the groom's father, officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Tom Wiesman of Rio Hondo and Theresa Linney of Hebbronville. The groom is the son of Tim and Joylynn Woodruff of Decatur. Following a wedding trip to Saint Lucia, the couple live in Austin.

Young - Jennifer Kae Roemisch and Jeremiah Johnson Young
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 14, 2009
Published Sunday, January 25, 2009
Jennifer Kae Roemisch of Snyder, daughter of Joe and Debbie Roemisch of Hermleigh, will marry Jeremiah Johnson Young of Snyder, son of Cindy Young of Decatur, March 14, 2009, at Snyder/Colonial Hill Baptist Church with Alan Culp officiating.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Hermleigh High School and a 2004 graduate of McMurry University. She is employed by Snyder ISD. The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School and attended McMurry University and Texas Woman's University. He is employed by West Texas State Bank.

Young (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Johnson Young
Vows exchanged March 14, 2009
Published Sunday, June 21, 2009
Jennifer Kae Roemisch and Jeremiah Johnson Young, both of Snyder, were married March 14, 2009, at Colonial Hill Baptist Church in Snyder. Alan D. Culp, uncle of the bride, with the First Baptist Church in Hermleigh, officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Joe and Debbie Roemisch of Hermleigh. The groom is the son of Donald and Cindy Willis of Decatur, Larry Johnson of Bridgeport and Billy Young of Decatur. Escorted by her father, the bride wore a satin, A-line gown in classic white that featured intricate beadwork on an embroidered bodice, cap sleeves with beaded floral motif, an inverted V-empire waistline and crystals that dangled along the edge of the cathedral train. Her headpiece was a fingertip-length, two-tier veil with a scalloped beaded edge. She carried a garden style nosegay bouquet that included red roses, cranberry carnations and eggplant moon carnations, baby's breath and rolled purple tea leaves accented with white diamond pearls and silver filament wire. Matron of honor was Randi K. Porter of Lubbock. Bridesmaids were Lyndsay Llewellyn of Keller and Amanda Roemisch of Snyder, sister-in-law of the bride. Honor attendants wore lapis purple dresses of jersey fabric in different styles and carried a miniature version of the bride's bouquet. Flower girl was Madison Roemisch, cousin of the bride. Ringbearer was Ryker Byrom, cousin of the bride. Best man was Travis Cox of Irving. Groomsmen were Ben Young of Wichita Falls, brother of the groom, and Jeremy Roemisch of Snyder, brother of the bride. Ushers were Donald Willis, Terry Sutton, Grant Goodrich and Ty Porter. Guestbook attendant was Kimberly Goodrich. Soloists Samantha Medrano and Tosha McGlouthin sang "Realize" and "At Last," respectively. A reception hosted by the bride's parents and D'Ann Preston, aunt of the bride, followed the ceremony at the Colonial Hill Baptist Church Family Life Center. Servers were Michelle Byrom of Hermleigh, Nicole Milhauser of Snyder, Chrissy Coleman of Howe and Benita Soto of Eastland. The bride is a 1999 graduate of Hermleigh High School and earned a bachelor's in multidisciplinary studies with a minor in business administration from McMurry University in 2004. She is employed by Snyder ISD as a cross country, track and basketball coach and a sixth grade pre-athletics teacher. The groom is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School. He is employed by West Texas State Bank in Snyder. Following a wedding trip to the Grand Cayman Islands, the couple live in Snyder.