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Mahoney - Mr. and Mrs. Billy Wayne Mahoney Jr.
Marriage vows exchanged Nov. 11, 2010
Published Thursday, November 18, 2010
Christine Ann Corey and Billy Wayne Mahoney Jr., both of Decatur, were married Nov. 11, 2010, at The River Church in Decatur. Luke Oyler officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Barbara Corey of Richardson and Ron Holder of Hammond.The groom is the son of Teresa Triplett and Benny Duck of Bridgeport.Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory satin gown featuring crystal beading at the sweetheart neckline, basque waistline and down the length of the chapel-length train. The shoulder-length veil was accented with Swarovski crystals added by the bride and her mother. The bride also created her necklace and earrings.She carried a bouquet of white and light blue roses made by bridesmaid Jayme Lyn Murphy.Bridesmaids were Murphy, Shelby Zee Jackson and Charli Dan Atkinson. They wore navy blue chiffon and satin cocktail-length dresses.Flowergirl was Daniell Ingram, daughter of Charli Atkinson.Ringbearer was Jaden Lorenz, son of Steve and Chella Lorenz.Best man was Scott Jackson. Groomsmen were Steve Lorenz and Alex Vasquez.A reception at The River Church RISE Youth Building followed the ceremony. Servers were Conor Hayhurst and Justin Lambert.The bride graduated from Bowie High School in Arlington in 2004 and the Art Institute of Dallas in 2007. She is employed as a graphic artist at Solaris Healthcare.The groom graduated from Decatur High School in 2002 and the Art Institute of Dallas in 2006. He is employed as a video editor at Solaris Healthcare.Following a wedding trip to Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando, the couple will reside in Decatur.

Mara - Stephanie Marshawn Bowyer and Nathan Ray Mara
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 28, 2010
Published Thursday, August 5, 2010
Stephanie Marshawn Bowyer of Decatur, daughter of Bill and Laina Bowyer of Decatur and Becky and Mitch Summars of McKinney, will marry Nathan Ray Mara of Decatur, son of Pat Mara and the late Jean Mara of Decatur, Aug. 28, 2010, at the Decatur Civic Center.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Chico High School and is employed by Lancaster Back and Joint Clinic in Decatur. She is the granddaughter of June Bowyer of Chico.The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Decatur High School. He is a captain at the Decatur Fire Department and a part-time employee of Wise County EMS. He is the grandson of Walter and Geraldine Amonett of Decatur.

Marr - Mallory Louanne Vassar and Austin Thomas Marr
Marriage vows to be exchanged Jan. 8, 2011
Published Thursday, December 9, 2010
Mallory Louanne Vassar of Frisco, daughter of Richard and Linda Vassar of Bridgeport, will marry Austin Thomas Marr of Frisco, son of Bill and Tommye Marr of Dallas, Jan. 8, 2011, at St. Matthias Anglican Church in Dallas. Father Dwight Duncan will officiate.
The bride is a 2005 graduate of Hawley High School in Hawley and a 2009 graduate of McMurry University in Abilene. She is a member of Delta Beta Epsilon and is employed at Brent Intermediate School in Little Elm Independent School District.The groom is a 2002 graduate of R.L. Turner High School in Dallas, attended McMurry University and is a 2008 graduate of the University of North Texas in Denton. He is a member of Ko Sari and is employed at Wise County Emergency Medical Services.

Martinez - Velina Kaye Caldwell and Jeremiah Leonard Martinez
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 1, 2010
Published Thursday, April 29, 2010
Velina Kaye Caldwell of Chico, daughter of Richard Caldwell and Ethel Littlepage of Burleson, will marry Jeremiah Leonard Martinez of Chico, son of George and Marie Byers of Chico, May 1, 2010, at the Chico City Park.
The bride-elect attended Burleson High School and is employed at Lowe's. The prospective groom attended Chico High School.

Martinez (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Leonard Martinez
Vows exchanged May 1, 2010
Published Thursday, June 3, 2010
Velina Kaye Caldwell and Jeremiah Leonard Martinez, both of Chico, were married May 1, 2010, at Robinson Park in Chico with Laura Hanson officiating the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Richard Eugene Caldwell and Ethel Littlepage of Burleson. The groom is the son of George and Marie Byers of Chico.Escorted by her father and brother, Richard Earl Caldwell, the bride wore a white, strapless dress with a sweep train and red silk sash at the waist. She wore a two-tier veil and carried a bouquet of red, pink and purple roses.Maid of honor, Jackie Martinez, wore a pink floor-length dress and carried pink and red roses. Best man was Joshua Martinez.Flowergirl was Brandy Simmons, daughter of the bride and groom.Ringbearers were Xavier and Gabriel Martinez, sons of Joshua and Jackie Martinez.Guestbook attendant was Marie Byers.A reception at Robinson Park was given by the bride's parents.The bride is a graduate of Burleson High School and is employed at Lowe's.The groom is a graduate of Chico High School.The couple live in Chico.

Matlock - Sarrah Kathleen Piper and Jayce Christian Matlock
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 23, 2010
Published Thursday, October 7, 2010
Sarrah Kathleen Piper of Newark, daughter of Olon and Sarrah Piper of Newark, will marry Jayce Christian Matlock of Keller, son of Carl and Mellissa Shawn of Keller and J.C. Matlock III of Lake Worth, Oct. 23, 2010, at Heritage Clubhouse in Keller.
Donnie Walker of The Met will officiate the ceremony.The bride elect is a 2009 graduate of Northwest High School and attends Tarrant County College. She works for the Northwest school district.The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Northwest and attended TCC. He works for Paradise Pools.

Mayfield - Kristen Emily Knott and Ryan Chase Mayfield
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 23, 2010
Published Thursday, October 14, 2010
Kristen Emily Knott of Fort Worth, daughter of the Rev. Richard and Virginia Knott of San Antonio, will marry Ryan Chase Mayfield of Benbrook, son of Bobby and Jan Mayfield of Decatur, Oct. 23, 2010, at Marty Leonard Community Chapel in Fort Worth. The Rev. Knott will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Abilene Christian University. She is employed by Lena Pope Charter School.The prospective groom is a 2009 graduate of the University of Phoenix. He is employed by Bob Hurbert and Associates.

McCrary - Mr. and Mrs. Steven Cody McCrary
Vows exchanged Jan. 1, 2010
Published Thursday, March 4, 2010
Abigail Suzanne Sherwood and Steven Cody McCrary, both of Grapevine, were married Jan. 1, 2010, at the Gaylord Texan Hotel in Grapevine. Todd Dunn officiated the single ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Lori Sherwood of Decatur and Don Sherwood of Alvord. The groom is the son of Steve and Tammy McCrary of Decatur. Escorted by her mother, the bride wore an ivory strapless pick-up gown with beaded lace on the neckline and a chapel train. She carried a bouquet of red roses. Matron of honor was Katie Schraceo and bridesmaids were Lauren Sudberry, Rebecca Metts, Katey Greer Billings, Sara Skelton, Krista Askey and Anna Sherwood. Attendants wore apple red strapless jersey A-line dresses with pleating and ruched charmeuse at the neckline. They carried bouquets of white roses.Flowergirls were Gracie Cunnius, daughter of Ryan and Amy Cunnius, and McKenna Austin, daughter of G.T. and Eliesha Austin.Candle lighters were the mothers of the bride and groom and soloist was Lauren Lancaster. Best man was Andrew Sherwood and groomsmen were Ryan Cunnius, G.T. Austin, Bryan Dykes, Rusty Brown, Jason Quintero and Adam Weatherly. Groomsmen wore black tuxedos with apple red vests and ties. Ushers were Jordan Sudberry and Michael Preston. Guestbook attendant was Kayla Askey.A reception was given by the bride's parents at Mission Plaza at the Gaylord Texan Hotel following the ceremony. The bride is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University and is employed at the Gaylord Texan Hotel. The groom is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University and is employed by North Texas Valet.Following a wedding trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the couple live in Grapevine.

McKeever - Lee Roy and Jean McKeever
Fiftieth wedding anniversary June 24, 2010
Published Thursday, June 24, 2010
Lee Roy and Jean McKeever of Chico will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico.
Lee Roy and the former Jean Lowrey were married June 24, 1960, in Wichita Falls at St. Marks Methodist Church.The couple have three children, Tony McKeever and wife, Mary, of Bridgeport, Delinda Buckner and husband, Randel, and Rick McKeever and wife, Krista, all of Chico; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.Lee Roy retired after 34 years as a plant operator at TXI crusher.

McKeever - Raymond and Reba McKeever
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Jan. 8, 2010
Published Sunday, January 10, 2010
Raymond and Reba McKeever of Paradise will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their daughter, Connie Johnson and husband, Carl, of Argyle from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at Bridgeport Lions Club Building.
Raymond McKeever and the former Reba Martin were married Jan. 8, 1960, at Bible Baptist Church in Bridgeport.Raymond retired from Lockheed Martin Corporation in Fort Worth.

Meador - Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Richard Meador
Marriage vows exchanged July 24, 2010
Published Thursday, September 9, 2010
Jessica Lynn Wood of Paradise married Jeremy Richard Meador of Alvord July 24, 2010, at Hopewell Baptist Church in Alvord. Dan Sparkman officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Cheryl Headley of Paradise and Phillip Wood of Mount Pleasant, Utah, and the granddaughter of Raymond and Bobbie Headley of Paradise and Barbara Wood of Mount Pleasant.The groom is the son of Ricky and Debra Meador of Alvord and the grandson of James and Evelyn Meador of Decatur, Mary Ann Hodges and Royce and Donna Hodges, all of Alvord.Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white A-line strapless satin gown. The bodice was adorned with beaded lace. It featured a split-front skirt, and the trim of the chapel train was also adorned with beaded lace detail. Her headpiece was a waist-length veil, and she carried a hand-tied bouquet of white roses.Matron of honor was Lisa Brown, sister of the bride. Flower girl was Madalynn Brown, niece of the bride.Best man was Justin Meador. Ringbearer was Caden Nethery, nephew of the groom. Ushers were Kevin Stice and Jordan Hodges.Guest book attendant was Naudia Batchelor.A reception was hosted by the groom's parents at Frilly's in Decatur. Servers were Morgan Halford and Kaylea Halford of Decatur.The bride is a graduate of Paradise High School, Weatherford College and Weatherford College EMS. She is employed at GEO.The groom is a graduate of Alvord High School and is employed at GEO.The couple live in Alvord.

Miller - Jennifer Ann (Stapleton) Emola and Jesse Joe J.J. Miller
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 13, 2010
Published Sunday, February 14, 2010
Jennifer Ann (Stapleton) Emola of Bridgeport, daughter of James Stapleton of Decatur and Bill and Cindy Donald of Bridgeport, will marry Jesse Joe "J.J." Miller of Bridgeport, son of Hazel "Ruth" Miller of Bowie and the late Charles "Dee" Miller, on March 13, 2010, at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
Gary Demmitt will officiate.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Derrell and Martha Burgess of Southlake. She is a 1993 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 1997 graduate of Texas A&M University where she earned a bachelor of science degree in agricultural development. She is scheduled to graduate from Lamar University in March with a master's of education degree in educational administration. She is an instructional specialist for the Bridgeport school district.The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of Bowie High School and a 1996 graduate of Texas A&M with a bachelor of science degree in animal science. He is general manager of Southwest International Trucks in Bridgeport.

Minor - Mr. and Mrs. Eric Carson Minor
Marriage vows exchanged June 12, 2010
Published Thursday, July 1, 2010
Sara Elizabeth Simpson of Dallas and Eric Carson Minor of Dallas were married in a double ring ceremony June 12, 2010, in St. Lucia.
The bride is the daughter of Ross and Teri Simpson of Bridgeport and Rebecca and David Tooley of Arlington.The groom is the son of Sun Minor of Garland.A reception was held for the couple June 22 at Galleria Westin Hotel.

Monrow - Georigia Ann Huckabee and Jordan Robert Monrow
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 26, 2010
Published Thursday, March 25, 2010
Georgia Anne Huckabee, daughter of Todd and Bonnie Huckabee, all of San Angelo, will marry Jordan Robert Monroe of Fort Hood, son of Mark and Cyndi Monroe of Corona, Calif., June 26, 2010, at Lemonia Grove Estate in Corona. Kirt Dauphin of PaulAnn Baptist Church in San Angelo will officiate.
The bride-elect will graduate from Angelo State University in May with a degree in nursing. She is active in Baptist Student Ministries at the university. She is the granddaughter of Eddie and Aretes Huckabee of Bridgeport.The prospective groom earned a degree in business from California Baptist University in 2007. He is employed by the U.S. Army.

Moody - Ray 'Buddy' and Lois Moody
Fiftieth wedding anniversary July 11, 2010
Published Thursday, July 15, 2010
Ray "Buddy" and Lois Moody will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception and vow renewal hosted by their children at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at the First Baptist Church in Cottondale.
Ray "Buddy" and the former Lois Permenter were married July 11, 1960, in Stinnett.They have three daughters, Annette Forsythe and husband, Gary, of Dickenson, Terri Meeks and husband, Dan, of Paradise, and Melody Delyn Rasco and husband, Mark, of Springtown; a son, Ray "Corky" Moody Jr. of Springtown; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.Ray retired from Thomas Steel Drums and Lois is a housewife. The couple are members of the First Baptist Church of Cottondale.

Moreland - Edward and LaVerne Moreland
Sixtieth wedding anniversary July 13, 2010
Published Thursday, June 17, 2010
Edward and LaVerne Moreland of Rhome will celebrate their 60th anniversary July 13, 2010.
Edward Moreland and the former LaVerne Jones were married July 13, 1950, in Clovis, N.M.They have three sons, Max Moreland of Wilmington, N.C., Shawn Moreland and wife, Susan, of Lumberton and Mark Moreland and wife, Pam, of Rhome; and a daughter, Dequette Jones and husband, Bob, of Benson, Minn.Edward was a machinist and LaVerne is a homemaker. They are members of Rhome Church of Christ.Their children will host an anniversary celebration 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at the Church of Christ, 170 W. First St. in Rhome.

Moss - Weldon and Paula Moss
Twenty-fifth wedding anniversary Sept. 26, 2010
Published Thursday, September 30, 2010
Weldon "Sam" and Paula Moss of Bridgeport celebrated their 25th anniversary Sunday, Sept. 26.
Sam and the former Paula Keene were married Sept. 26, 1985, at the First Assembly of God Church in Springtown. The late Revs. John Wallace of Boyd and Floyd Hill of Springtown officiated the ceremony.Sam is a plant operator at Enbridge in Springtown. He is an avid golfer. Paula is a court clerk with the city of Decatur. She is a Sunday school teacher and a member of Servanthood Ministries with headquarters in New Boston.They are members of the First Assembly of God Church in Jacksboro.The couple celebrated their anniversary with an Alaskan cruise in July.

Mote - Ila Mae and Rodney Mote
Fiftieth wedding anniversary March 18, 2010
Published Thursday, March 18, 2010
Ila Mae and Rodney Mote of Greenwood will celebrate their fiftieth anniversary with a reception hosted by their daughter and son-in-law from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at Greenwood Baptist Church.
Rodney Mote and the former Ila Mae Florida were married March 18, 1960, in Greenwood. The couple's daughter, Elaine Jackson and husband, Dave, live in Greenwood. The Motes have four grandchildren.Rodney is retired from Peterbilt in Denton, and Ila Mae is retired from Cocanoughter Properties in Decatur. They attend Greenwood Baptist Church.

Norman - Sara Kay Tomanek and D. Charlton Dane Norman
Vows to be exchanged July 9, 2010
Published Thursday, March 11, 2010
Sara Kay Tomanek of Boyd, daughter of Joe and Kay Tomanek of Boyd, will marry D. Charlton Dane Norman of Midlothian, son of Dyanna and Randy Varner of Trophy Club and Tracie and Richard Norman of Hamilton, Mont., July 9, 2010, at the Spirit Ranch in Lubbock. Bob Collins, the groom's grandfather, will officiate the ceremony.
The bride elect is a 2002 graduate of Boyd High School and 2007 graduate of the University of North Texas, where she earned a bachelor of science in criminal justice. She is pursuing a doctorate in political science at Tech and is a teaching assistant at the university.The prospective groom is a 2003 Midlothian High School graduate and a 2007 graduate of UNT, earning a bachelor of science in criminal justice. He is employed by State Farm Insurance and will attend law school at Texas Tech this fall.

Pack - Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Shaun Pack
Marriage vows exchanged Oct. 30, 2010
Published Thursday, November 25, 2010
Evette Motley of Rhome and Marcus Shaun Pack of Rhome were married Oct. 30, 2010, at the bride's family's ranch in Alvord. Charles Taylor with Allison Baptist Church officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Yvonne Hollingsworth and Billy Motley of Alvord.The groom is the son of Marcus and Suanne Pack of Rhome.The bride was escorted by her stepfather, Andy Hollingsworth, and Marcus Pack, father of the groom. She carried a Halloween-themed bouquet with pumpkins and fall colors accented with dark purple and orange. All flowers were arranged by the bride's mother.Maid of honor and flower girl was Symbree, daughter of the bride. Ringbearer was Austyn, son of the bride.Best man was Pete Thornton, nephew of the groom, and the groom's father was a groomsman. Usher was Dusty McCollum, cousin of the bride.Music was by Melody Woods.The bride owns Vette's Fitness, a local personal training studio.The groom owns American Industrial Solutions, a distributor for Xlerator hand dryers and other commercial restroom supplies.

Partridge - Daren and Valarie Partridge
Twenty-fifth wedding anniversary May 18, 2010
Published Thursday, May 13, 2010
Daren and Valarie Partridge of Decatur will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary May 18.
Daren Partridge and the former Valarie Tavaglione were married May 18, 1985, at the Church of Glad Tidings in Austin.The couple has three children - Courtney Partridge, Cassie Partridge and Ryder Partridge - all of Decatur.Daren is employed by the Fort Worth Fire Department. Valarie is a registered nurse who works in the emergency room at Harris Methodist Hospital. They attend Crossroads Church in Decatur.

Patterson - Mr. and Mrs. David Chad Patterson
Marriage vows exchanged March 6, 2010
Published Thursday, May 6, 2010
Melissa LaNelle York and David Chad Patterson, both of Chico, were married March 6, 2010, at the Decatur Civic Center. The Rev. Melvin Clay officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Walter and Sandy Hollis and the late Jimmy Ward. The groom is the son of Bobby and Thelma Patterson of Chico. Escorted by her son, Hunter York of Chico, the bride wore a white, floor-length, spaghetti-strap gown with a fitted bodice embellished with sequins. The silk bottom had a small train. She wore a diamond-beaded headband and carried a red rose and white lily bouquet.Maid of honor was Alli York of Chico, the bride's daughter. Bridesmaids were the bride's sister, Dianna Tiller of Chico and the bride's niece, Tamara Williams of Chico.Attendants wore sleeveless black silk dresses and carried red rose and white lily bouquets.Best man was Bobby Patterson of Chico, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Webb Bryan and Chad Bettis, both of Decatur.Ring bearer was the bride's son, Tanner York of Chico.Flowergirl was the bride's niece, Rachel Anderson, daughter of Christie and Kurt Anderson.Hunter York was an usher.Guestbook attendants were Malorie and Macie Moss, nieces of the groom.A reception followed the ceremony at the civic center. Following a wedding trip to Las Vegas, the couple resides in Chico.The bride has a bachelor of science degree from Texas Woman's University and is employed by the Chico school district.The groom is a graduate of Weatherford High School and is employed by Craig Moss Backhoe.

Pena - Jamie Beth Newton and Marco Antonio Pena
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 29, 2010
Published Thursday, April 22, 2010
Jamie Beth Newton of Fort Worth, daughter of Craig and Kristy Newton of Decatur, will marry Marco Antonio Pena of Fort Worth, son of Guadalupe and Maria Pena of Mission, May 29, 2010, in Grapevine.
The bride elect is a graduate of Decatur High School and earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Midwestern State University in 2005. She is employed with Perioperative Nurses.The prospective groom is a graduate of Smyer High School and earned a surgical technologist certificate from South Plains College. He is employed by PRN Specialty Services.

Powers - Mr. and Mrs. Neulan Lee Powers
Marriage vows exchanged May 15, 2010
Published Thursday, August 12, 2010
Megan Leigh Meyers and Neulan Lea Powers were married May 15, 2010, in Playa Maroma, Mexico.
The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Pam Meyers of Paradise.The groom is the son of Donnie and Rilla Powers of Bowie.Maid of honor was Brianna Renee Meyers.Best man was J.S. Powers.

Reed - Gene and Faye Reed
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Feb. 13, 2010
Published Sunday, February 14, 2010
Gene and Faye Reed of Decatur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at Grace Baptist Church.
Gene Reed and the former Ilo Faye Pitts were married Feb. 13, 1960.The couple has two children, Monty Reed and wife, Penny, and Scott Reed, all of Decatur; and three grandchildren.Gene is a farmer and Faye works at Decatur ISD. The couple attends Grace Baptist Church.

Richey - Sarah Grace Quiring and Christopher Richey
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 7, 2010
Published Thursday, July 1, 2010
Sarah Grace Quiring of Aubrey, daughter of Michael and Kathleen Quiring of Aubrey, will marry Christopher Richey of Chico, son of Robert and Rhonda Richey of Chico, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at Denton Bible Church in Denton.
The bride elect's grandfather, Richard Hardy, will officiate the ceremony.The bride elect is a 2009 graduate of Denton Calvary Academy and is employed at Polytech Ind.The prospective groom is a 2004 graduate of Chico High School and is employed at Devon Energy.

Robinson - Mr. and Mrs. Seth Andrew Robinson
Marriage vows exchanged July 17, 2010
Published Thursday, September 2, 2010
Julie Elizabeth Manos of Buford, Ga., and Seth Andrew Robinson of Dacula, Ga., were married July 17, 2010, at Wynn Hotel Primrose Gardens in Nevada. The Rev. Ed Jensen of Minnesota officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Pam Bradberry Manos and Mike Manos, both of Buford.The groom is the son of Barbara and Tom Robinson of Alvord.Escorted by her father, the bride wore strapless white gown. The ruched bodice featured crystal and pearl embellishments at the empire waist, a sweetheart neckline and a corset closure. Asymmetrical ruching continued below the waist into a balloon hem and chapel-length train. Her headpiece was a tiara and an elbow-length veil edged with crystals and pearls. She carried a bouquet of white roses.Attendants were Macy Robinson and Makenna Robinson, both of Celina, and Ashton Taylor of Calistoga, Calif., all nieces of the groom. They wore ensembles in ecru satin and shear overlays. Their hair was adorned with gardenias and baby's breath.The couple's mothers lit candles, presented rings and participated in the unity candle ceremony.Ushers were Morgon Robinson of Celina and Londyn Taylor of Calistoga, both nephews of the groom.Following the ceremony, Adam and Kristy Robinson of Celina and Misti and Donnie Taylor of Calistoga hosted a reception at the hotel.The bride is a graduate of Lawrenceville High School in Lawrenceville, Ga., and the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. She owns Karma Boutique and Salon in Buford.The groom is a graduate of Alvord High School and Texas Tech University. He is national strategic accounts manager for Matrix Fitness Systems in Cottage Grove, Wis.Following a honeymoon trip to Saint Martin, the couple live in Dacula.

Rocha - Elizabeth Nicole Newton and Clifford Edward Rocha
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 13, 2010
Published Thursday, October 21, 2010
Elizabeth Nicole Newton of Bridgeport, daughter of Tony Newton and Pam Newton of Wichita Falls, will marry Clifford Edward Rocha of Chico, son of Bobby Johnson of Chico and Becky Johnson of Bovina, Nov. 13, 2010, at Bay Landing in Bridgeport.

Rutledge - Hannah Leah Cooper and Joshua Allen Rutledge
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 2, 2010
Published Sunday, January 17, 2010
Hannah Leah Cooper of Paradise, daughter of Rick and Jacque Cooper of Paradise, will marry Joshua Allen Rutledge of Bridgeport, son of BJ and Janet Rutledge of Bridgeport, Oct. 2, 2010, at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise.
The bride-elect attended Bridgeport High School and the University of North Texas.The prospective groom attended Bridgeport High School and UNT.

Ryan - Robert and J'Lyn Ryan
Fiftieth wedding anniversary May 31, 2010
Published Thursday, May 20, 2010
Robert and J'Lyn Ryan of Runaway Bay will celebrate their 50th anniversary May 31, 2010, with a family dinner and a trip with their children to New York.
Robert and the former J'Lyn McDonald were married May 31, 1960, in Behrens Chapel on the campus of Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene.The couple have a son, Robin Ryan and wife, Cindy, of Grapevine, and a daughter, Stephanie Waldo and husband, Joey, of Alvord. Grandchildren are Daryl, Reed and Graham Ryan of Grapevine and Spencer and Rylan Waldo of Alvord.Robert is a retired school administrator and mayor of Runaway Bay. He is a member of Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, the Bridgeport Lions Club and Retired Teachers of Wise County.J'Lyn is a retired business teacher. She is involved in the Civic Club of Runaway Bay, the Ladies Golf Association, Retired Teachers of Wise County and is a member of Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise. The couple enjoys supporting their grandchildren's activities.

Schluter - Edwin and Betty Schluter
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Aug. 22, 2010
Published Thursday, August 26, 2010
Edwin and Betty Schluter of Denton (formerly of Rhome) will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in Denton on Sunday, Aug. 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. The party will be hosted by children and grandchildren.
In observance of their anniversary, they were honored with a reception at the Robson Ranch Clubhouse in the Patriot room. The couple also celebrated on a Caribbean cruise with 28 family members and friends July 18-25.Edwin and the former Betty Yarbrough were married Aug. 26, 1960, at Cole Chapel in Denton.Their children are Dan and Carol Schluter of Justin and Alan and Kristy Schluter of Ponder. They have two grandchildren, Alex and Tye Schluter.Edwin is a farmer and rancher, and Betty is a retired business teacher from Decatur ISD and Northwest ISD. They are members of the Alliance Church of Christ. Their favorite hobbies are traveling, including cruises to Alaska, the Mediterranean, Panama Canal, Hawaii and the Caribbean.The couple represents the third generation in each of their families to celebrate a golden wedding anniversary.

Sides - Mary Callaway and Toby Sides
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 14, 2010
Published Thursday, July 29, 2010
Mary Callaway, daughter of Buddy and Linda Callaway, all of Paradise, will marry Toby Sides, son of Jackie and Cathy Sides, all of Chico, Aug. 14, 2010, at First Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Paradise High School and is employed by Selz dental office in Bridgeport.The prospective groom is a graduate of Chico High School and is employed by Encana Oil and Gas.

Smallwood - Phillip and Rosemary Smallwood
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Oct. 8, 2010
Published Thursday, October 21, 2010
Philip and Rosemary Smallwood of Rhome celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary Oct. 8, 2010. A renewal of their vows was celebrated at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church Oct. 10.
Philip Smallwood and the former Rosemary Marty were married Oct. 8, 1960, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ramsey, Ill. They have three children, Cee of Shady Shores, Terri Lowe of Ashburn, Va., and Phyllis (Jackie) of Rhome; and four grandsons, Brenden and Justin of Virginia, Philip of Shady Shores and Tanner of Atlanta, Ga.Rosemary retired from Virginia Family Medicine in 2003. Philip has remained working for the Department of Housing with no plans of retirement.

Smith - Haley Kay Nanny and Derrick Smith
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 13, 2010
Published Thursday, October 21, 2010
Haley Kay Nanny of Decatur, daughter of Joe and Lillian Hinson of Decatur and Clint and Mary Nanny of Fort Worth, will marry Derrick Smith of Fort Worth, son of Leesa Liles Smith of Fort Worth, Nov. 13, 2010, at Heritage Church of Christ in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Decatur High School and is attending Tarrant County College. She is employed by DynCorp International in Fort Worth.The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of Fossil Ridge High School. He is employed by MVP Motorsports in Bridgeport.

Snodgrass - Wanda Katherine Kemper and Chad Edward Snodgrass
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 12, 2010
Published Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wanda Katherine Kemper of Paradise, daughter of Debra Ann Kemper of Paradise, will marry Chad Edward Snodgrass of Paradise, son of Bob and JoAnne Snodgrass of Paradise, June 12, 2010, at the home of Sonny and Ann Raley. The bride's uncle, the Rev. David Douglas, will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Paradise High School and attends Tarrant County College. The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Paradise High School and served in the U.S. Army.

Snodgrass (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Chad Edward Snodgrass
Marriage vows exchanged June 12, 2010
Published Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wanda Katherine Snodgrass and Chad Edward Snodgrass, both of Paradise, were married June 12, 2010, at the home of Sonny and Annette Raley in Decatur.
David Douglas officiated the single ring ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Debra Kemper of Paradise.The groom is the son of Bob and JoAnne Snodgrass of Paradise.Escorted by her grandfather, LeRoy Kemper, the bride wore a red and white wedding dress. The dress featured a corset back, tied with a bow. Her headpiece was a tiara with a red and white veil. She carried a bouquet of roses with fern.Matron of honor was Sarah Faughtenberry. Bridesmaids were Kathrine Dugan and Jessica Leach. They wore red evening gowns and carried a single white rose with fern.Flower girl was Kaley Leach, daughter of Donovon and Jessica Leach.Best man was Bobby Harris.A reception hosted by the bride and groom followed the ceremony at the home of Sonny and Annette Raley.The couple live in Paradise.

Soeder - Stephanie Ann Militello and Daniel Aaron Soeder
Vows to be exchanged April 25, 2010
Published Thursday, April 8, 2010
Stephanie Ann Militello of Tyler, formerly of Bridgeport, will marry Daniel Aaron Soeder of Greenville April 25, 2010, in Greenville.
The bride elect is the daughter of Clayton and Francine Calvert of Broken Arrow, Okla., and formerly of Bridgeport, and Martin Militello of Las Vegas. She is a 2001 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 2005 graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor of science in animal science. She works at Pine Cove Christian Camp as the Woods barn manager.The groom is the son of David and Donna Soeder of Sulphur Springs. He is a 1998 graduate of Sulphur Springs High School and is a 2002 graduate of Texas A&M Unversity-Commerce with a bachelor of science in computer science. He is a systems engineer at L-3 Communications.

Starnes - Alisha Dawn Meeves and Stephen Edward Starnes
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 2, 2010
Published Thursday, September 16, 2010
Alisha Dawn Meeves of Chico, daughter of Edward and Catherine Meeves of Chico, will marry Stephen Edward Starnes of Alvord, son of Eddie and Linda Starnes of Alvord Oct. 2, 2010, at Hilltop Assembly of God church in Boyd. Jose Muniz will officiate the wedding.
The bride-elect is a graduate of the University of North Texas. She is employed by Mann Made Homes.The prospective groom is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and the Ogle School of Hair Design. He is employed by Dennis Hair Design and is the owner of the North Texas Karate Academy.

Starnes - Jacklyn Renea Long and Christian Shane Starnes
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 21, 2010
Published Thursday, August 19, 2010
Jacklyn Renea Long of Boyd, daughter of Karen Long of Boyd, will marry Christian Shane Starnes of Boyd, son of Mark and Kim Starnes of Boyd, Aug. 21, 2010, at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas, Nev.
The bride is employed at Select Energy Services and the groom is self-employed.

Stone - Mr. and Mrs. Keifer Trent Stone
Vows exchanged Jan. 1, 2010
Published Sunday, January 17, 2010
Cassandra Jean Shenkir of Decatur married Keifer Trent Stone of Denton Jan. 1, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Roy L. Spore officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of John and Lavette Shenkir of Decatur.The groom is the son of Keith Stone and Jane Townsend of Winnsboro.Escorted by her father, the bride wore a satin, double-lined tier dress with lace and pearl sleeves made by her mother. She wore a daisy in her hair and carried a bouquet of daisies, blue iris, chrysanthemums and baby's breath.Flowergirl was Jada Hawkins, daughter of Jeff and Jane Townsend.A reception hosted by the bride's parents was held at the church fellowship hall.The bride is a Decatur High School graduate and is an electronic merchandise major at the University of North Texas. She is employed by the university.The groom is a graduate of Winnsboro High school and is a computer science major at UNT. He is employed by the university.After a wedding trip to Oklahoma, the couple live in Denton.

Tanner - Mr. and Mrs. Cole William Tanner
Marriage vows exchanged June 5, 2010
Published Thursday, August 12, 2010
Laura Ashley Dunlap and Cole William Tanner, both of Decatur, were married at 7 p.m. on June 5, 2010, at Black Ranch in Decatur. Ken May officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Lisa Taylor of Decatur and Jeffrey and Melanie Dunlap of Bastrop.The groom is the son of Tom and Carole Tanner of Decatur.Escorted by her mother, the bride wore a taffeta ball gown with orange converse shoes. Her headpiece was an elbow-length veil with pearl detail. Her jewelry was a set of pearl earrings and bracelet. She carried a bouquet of white and orange roses, orange ranunculus and green hydrangeas.Matron of honor was Kristina Mercer, and maid of honor was Jennifer Britton. Bridesmaids were Savanna Maclin, Codi Clapp and Mary Taylor.Honor attendants wore orange cotton knee-length dresses with orange heels. They carried matching ranunculus bouquets.Flower girls and boy were Brooklyn Murphy and Eddie and Diana Murphy.Best man was Steven Durand. Groomsmen were Chris Mercer, Ben Fossey, David Clapp and Michael Taylor. Ushers were Ricky Endres, Allen Hoggatt, Luke Fossey and Trevor Kittleson.Guestbook attendant was Lori Watkins.A reception followed the ceremony at Black Ranch.Following a honeymoon trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the couple live in Decatur.The bride graduated from Weatherford College and is attending Texas Woman's University. The groom graduated from WyoTech and is employed at Edwards Collision Center.

Tanner - Mr. and Mrs. Derwin Fred Tanner
Marriage vows exchanged April 10, 2010
Published Thursday, April 29, 2010
Debbie Marie Beck and Derwin Fred Tanner, both of Decatur, were married April 10, 2010, at the Decatur Civic Center. Doug Mooreland of Wise County Cowboy Church officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Kathleen Clark and the late A.J. Clark of Decatur and Mr. and Mrs. Willie Beck of Stamps, Ark.The groom is the son of Edith Barber of Gateway, Ark., and the late Fredrick Tanner Jr. The bride was escorted by her son, Justin Beck of Decatur.Matron of honor was the bride's daughter, Crystal Wilkinson of Decatur. Bridesmaid was Kristen Rodgers of Greenwood.Best man was Charles Tanner, the groom's brother, of Midland. Groomsman was James McGee of Rhome.A reception followed the wedding at the civic center. Server was Diane McGee of Rhome. The bride attended Decatur High School and is employed with Thermadyne.The groom attended Cache High School and is employed by B&R Equipment.After a Caribbean cruise, the couple lives in Decatur.

Troup - Mr. and Mrs. Cory Troup
Marriage vows exchanged February 26, 2010
Published Thursday, May 27, 2010
Jabrielle Quast of Denton and Cory Troup of Wichita Falls were married Feb. 26, 2010, in Frisco.
The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Melissa Quast of Denton.The groom is the son of Alan and Karen Troup of Wichita Falls and the grandson of Janie Pannell of Decatur. The bride graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor's degree in health promotion. She is a physical therapy assistant in Southlake.The groom graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology. He is a basketball coach at Coram Deo Academy in Flower Mound.Following a wedding trip to Puerto Rico, the couple lives in Grapevine.

Tuegel - Michelle Andrea Simpson and Andrew Morgan Tuegel
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 4, 2010
Published Thursday, June 17, 2010
Michelle Andrea Simpson of Bridgeport, daughter of Mike and Martine Simpson of Bridgeport, will marry Andrew Morgan Tuegel of Abilene, son of Dr. A. Gregory and Vicki Tuegel of Abilene, Sept. 4, 2010, in Dallas.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Rollins College in Orlando, Fla., and will graduate from Baylor Law School July 31.The prospective groom is a graduate of Abilene Christian University and will graduate from Baylor Law School July 31.

Underwood - Lavoghn and Trish Underwood
Fiftieth wedding anniversary May 21, 2010
Published Thursday, June 3, 2010
Lavoghn and Trish Underwood celebrated their 50th anniversary Friday, May 21, 2010.
Lavoghn married the former Trish Long May 21, 1960, in Fort Worth.The couple have two children, Ricky Underwood and Sabrina Laxton, both of Paradise, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.Lavoghn is retired and restores antique cars. He is a lifetime member of the H.E.B. Cruisers Antique and Classic Car Club.Trish is retired and spends time with her family. She also enjoys cooking. She is the treasurer of the H.E.B. Cruisers Antique and Classic Car Club.

Vinson - James and Carol Vinson
Fiftieth wedding anniversary June 4, 2010
Published Thursday, June 17, 2010
James and Carol Vinson of Newark celebrated their 50th anniversary June 4, 2010.
James Vinson and the former Carol Kirk were married June 4, 1960, at Belmont Park Baptist Church in Fort Worth.They have four children, Cindy Diehl and husband, Dennis, of Fort Worth, Gary Vinson and wife, Patti, of Springtown, Christine Downs of Azle and Janet Bailey and husband, Gary, of Boyd.The couple has 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.They have been members of the Ark and Faith Church for 15 years.The couple's children hosted celebration June 5 in Saginaw.

Washburn - Emily Lynette Wood and Lance Aaron Washburn
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 11, 2010
Published Thursday, December 2, 2010
Emily Lynette Wood, daughter of Larry and Becky Morris, all of Kaufman, will marry Lance Aaron Washburn of Krum, son of Geary and Linda Washburn of Decatur, Dec. 11, 2010, at First Baptist Church of Decatur. The Rev. Ken May will officiate.
The bride-elect attended Texas A&M University Commerce. She is employed by Kaufman Independent School District and is a member of the Texas State Teachers Organization.The prospective groom attended Sam Houston State University. He is employed by Denton County Adult Probation and is a member of the Domestic Violence Task Force.

Watts - Mr. and Mrs. Noah Dale Watts
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 14, 2010
Published Thursday, November 4, 2010
Erica Renee West of Heavener, Okla., formerly of Newark and Noah Dale Watts of Black Fork, Ark., were married Aug. 14, 2010, at Lakeland Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Jesse West, father of the bride, officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jesse and Carroll West of Heavener, formerly of Wise County, and the granddaughter of Donald and Jeneva (Bramlett) Brackeen of Newark and Betty May of San Angelo.The groom is the son of Alford and Donna Watts of Black Fork and the grandson of Freda Bagwell of Mena, Ark., and Garland and Patsy Watts of Black Fork.

Wilson - Leah Brittney Hlad and Ryan Daniel Wilson
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 22, 2010
Published Thursday, September 2, 2010
Leah Brittney Hlad of College Station, daughter of Dean and Dawn Hlad of Decatur, will marry Ryan Daniel Wilson of Hamilton, son of Dan and Leann Wilson of Hamilton, Oct. 22, 2010, at 7F Lodge and Wedding Chapel in College Station.
The bride-elect is a senior at Texas A&M University.The prospective groom is a 2009 graduate of Sam Houston State University.

Young - James and Barbara Young
Fifitieth wedding anniversary April 2, 2010
Published Thursday, April 8, 2010
James and Barbara Young of Denton were to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at the home of their children.
James and the former Barbara Pullen were married April 2, 1960, in Madill, Okla. They graduated from Decatur High School. James attended Decatur Baptist College before joining the U.S. Army, and Barbara attended the University of North Texas.The couple have a son, Trent Young and wife, Carla, of Denton, and two grandchildren, Austin Young of Denton and Amanda Young of Stillwater, Okla.James is retired from Bell Helicopter, and Barbara is retired from Denton Area Teachers Credit Union. They are members of McKinney Street Baptist Church.