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Allen - Mr. and Mrs. Karl Davis Allen
Published Thursday, March 31, 2011
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Mr. and Mrs. Karl Davis Allen
Brooklyn Mashelle Wesley and Karl Davis Allen of Decatur were married Feb. 26, 2011, at First Missionary Baptist Church in Morton. Scott Wesley and Chris Dunn with the church officiated the double-ring ceremony. The bride was escorted by her father.
The bride is the daughter of Scott and ShaRita Wesley of Decatur.
The groom is the son of of Letty and Jim Reeves of Denton.
Maid of honor was Victoria Mayo, and bridesmaids were Meagan Wesley and Kevin Dunn.
Best man was Tyler Prcin, and groomsmen were Brook Prcin and Lance McMaster.
Flowergirl was Addi Mohr, daughter of Brian and Tonya Mohr. Ringbearer was Clayton Timmons, son of Judd and Lacy Timmons.
Usher was Judd Timmons. Candlelighters were ShaRita Wesley, Julie Prcin and Letty Reeves.
A reception was hosted by the Wesley and Prcin families at Cochran County Activity Center. Gina Mayo and Lacey Lumpkins were servers.
The bride is a 2011 graduate of North Hills private school.
The groom is a 2008 graduate of Alvord High School. He is employed by Decatur Livestock.
Following a honeymoon trip to Ruidoso, N.M., the couple live in Sunset.

Alling - Jim and Janis Alling
Published Thursday, June 30, 2011
Jim and Janis Alling
Jim and Janis Alling
Jim and Janis Alling of Rhome celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children and grandchildren.
Jim Alling and the former Janis Bennett were married June 24, 1961, at the First Baptist Church of Anson.
They have a son, Dr. Jeff Alling, of Decatur and daughter JíLynn Congdon of Highland Village; and grandchildren Nathan Alling, Jonathan Alling, Hannah Alling, Sarah Alling and Lee Congdon.
Jim is a retired Army lieutenant colonel, active in the U.S. Army for nine years, including service in the Vietnam War. He was promoted to major before serving in the reserves for 18 years.
Jim was a pastor at First Baptist Church and Community Church in Possum Kingdom Lake for 15 years and tax assessor-collector for Palo Pinto County for two years.
Before he retired, he drove trucks for Schneider and JB Hunt for 12 years. He is an active member of The River Church in Decatur, where he teaches classes and serves in the menís group.
Janis taught math for 29 years in Fort Worth, Graford and Northwest school districts.
She tutors students, is employed part-time at Wise Choices Pregnancy Center in Decatur, volunteers at North Texas Community Hospital in Bridgeport, is a member of the Decatur Womanís Club and teaches classes at The River Church.
They attend the football games, track meets, plays, concerts and ballet recitals of their grandchildren

Anderson, Joseph - Tiffany Brown and Joseph Anderson
Published Thursday, March 3, 2011
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Tiffany Brown and Joseph Anderson
Tiffany Marie Brown of Decatur, daughter of Barry and Lindie Brown of Leo, will marry Joseph Allen Anderson of Decatur, son of David Anderson of Bridgeport and David and Brenda Houston of Sunset, April 2, 2011, at Crafton Baptist Church with Tom Marrot officiating

Anderson, Landon Kyle - Stacie Michelle Thompson and Landon Kyle Anderson
Published Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Stacie Michelle Thompson and Landon Kyle Anderson
Stacie Michelle Thompson and Landon Kyle Anderson
Stacie Michelle Thompson, daughter of Bill and Kim McElhaney, all of Bridgeport, and the late Jim Thompson, will marry Landon Kyle Anderson, son of Charles and Laura Anderson, all of Paradise, Nov. 21, 2011, in Maui, Hawaii.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and earned her bachelorís degree in literature at the University of North Texas. She is pursuing a masterís degree in counseling at Tarleton State University and is employed by Azle ISD as a high school counselor.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Paradise High School and earned his bachelorís degree in agribusiness at Sam Houston State University. He works for Devon Energy as a contract field representative.

Arnal - Mr. and Mrs. Clayton James Arnal
Published Thursday, April 7, 2011
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Mr. and Mrs. Clayton James Arnal
Chelsey Denice Dane and Clayton James Arnal, both of Dallas, were married Jan. 7, 2011, at The Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas. Marty Younkin officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Charlie and Sherry Dane of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Roxanne Miller Arnal of Ellenton, Fla., and James and Paige Arnal of Lavergne, Tenn.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory satin gown adorned with Swarovski crystal beading that featured a sweetheart neckline and cathedral-length train. Her headpiece was an ivory veil edged with Swarovski beading. She carried a bouquet of cascading Black Magic roses.
Maid of honor was Cassidy Dane, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Rebecca Ingle, Kristin Hoffman and Alicia Gage. They wore black cocktail dresses and pearl necklaces.
Flower girls were Lana and Callie Ross, daughters of Brent and Erin Ross.
Best man was Josh Arnal, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Ben Self, Josh Self and Chandler Dane.
A reception followed at The Mansion.
The bride is a graduate of Decatur High School and Baylor University, where she earned a degree in management information systems. She is the owner of Bride Associates, a wedding consulting firm in Colleyville.
The groom earned a degree in architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington. He expects to graduate in December with a masterís degree in architecture from UTA. He is an architect for Gailer.Tolson.French Design Associates in Bedford.
Following a honeymoon trip to Puerto Morelos, Mexico, the couple live in Dallas.

Blair - Brittany Dianne Smart and J.T. Blair
Published Thursday, March 24, 2011
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Brittany Dianne Smart and J.T. Blair
Brittany Dianne Smart of Carrollton, formerly of Rhome, will marry J.T. Blair of Carrollton April 9, 2011, at Clark Gardenís Botanical Park in Weatherford.

Boughton - Kelley Jean Henderson and Adam Brinkley Boughton
Published Thursday, March 17, 2011
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Kelley Jean Henderson and Adam Brinkley Boughton
Kelley Jean Henderson of Lubbock, daughter of Carl and Melva Henderson of Bridgeport, will marry Adam Brinkley Broughton of Lubbock, son of Brink and Joann Broughton of Spring, April 29, 2011, at Paradise Cove on Lake Grapevine.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 2010 graduate of Texas Tech University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in nutrition. She is employed by Lorenzo Independent School District.
The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Westfield High School in Houston and earned a bachelor of arts degree in communication studies from Texas Tech. He is employed by Holloman Fire and Safety in Lubbock

Bradley - Krista Miller and Jason Bradley
Published Thursday, February 17, 2011
Krista Miller of Sunset, daughter of Patricia and Albert Taylor and Michael and Misty Miller of Paradise, will marry Jason Bradley of Sunset, son of James and Sandra Bradley of Bowie, June 4, 2011, in Decatur.
Dolon Stephenson with New Beginnings Church will officiate.
The bride-elect attended Bridgeport High School.
The prospective groom also attended BHS and is employed by Got To Go Solutions in Chico.

Britton - Johnny and Sandy Britton
Published Thursday, June 2, 2011
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Johnny and Sandy Britton
Johnny and Sandy Britton of Rhome will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary with a trip to West Virginia this fall.
Johnny Britton and the former Sandy Bell were married May 30, 1981, in Irving.
They have two children, Johnny Britton Jr. of Fort Worth and Jennifer Britton of Rhome.
Johnny retired from law enforcement. Sandy is a senior software engineer at Lockheed Martin

Brown, Brody McWayne - Jessica Marie Frizzell and Brody McWayne Brown
Published Thursday, June 23, 2011
Jessica Marie Frizzell and Brody McWayne Brown
Jessica Marie Frizzell and Brody McWayne Brown
Jessica Marie Frizzell, daughter of Kevin and Mary Frizzell, all of Decatur, will marry Brody McWayne Brown, son of Larry and Donna Brown, all of Decatur, July 9, 2011, at Central Fellowship in Decatur. Monty Tuttle will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Liberty Christian School in Argyle and a 2011 graduate of Clarendon College, where she earned an associateís degree in science and was a member of the softball team. She plans to study at the Dallas Nursing Institute to become a licensed vocational nurse and a registered nurse. She is employed as a hostess at Stir Crazy in Southlake.
The prospective groom is a 2007 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2009 graduate of Weatherford College Law Enforcement Academy. He is employed as a transportation specialist by United Parcel Service Supply Chain Solutions in Coppell and is a reserve police officer in Rhome.

Brown, Jonathan Lynn - Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Lynn Brown
Published Thursday, September 29, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Lynn Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Lynn Brown
Cathy Darlene Meador of Alvord and Jonathan Lynn Brown of Whitesboro were married July 23, 2011, at Oak Grove Methodist Church in Decatur in a double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of James and Evelyn Meador of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Earlene Brown and the late J.T. Brown of Whitesboro.
The bride was escorted by her daughter, Taylor Meador of Alvord.
Honor attendants were Shawnda Brown of Alvord, daughter of the groom, Andrea Brown and Molly Brown of Celina, daughters of the groom; and Taylor Meador, daughter of the bride.
Ushers were Braiden Meador of Decatur, nephew of the bride, and Aaron Abernathy of Whitesboro, nephew of the groom.
Guest book attendants were Maci Meador and Scotlan Meador, nieces of the bride.
Soloist was Amy Rigsby of Bowie, friend of the bride.
A reception hosted by Anita Ross, friend of the bride, followed the ceremony at the church. Ross and Jessica Meador of Alvord, niece of the bride, served as the house party.
Following a honeymoon to Destin, Fla., the couple lives in Alvord.

Bryan - Jessica Renae Crim and Mark Aaron Bryan
Published Thursday, June 16, 2011
Jessica Renae Crom and Mark Aaron Bryan
Jessica Renae Crim and Mark Aaron Bryan
Jessica Renae Crim of Decatur, daughter of Kenny and Sundee Crim of Peaster, will marry Mark Aaron Bryan of Decatur, son of Mark and Sherri Bryan of Rhome, June 18, 2011, in Rhome.
Bob Cameron will officiate

Buckley - Michelle Elizabeth Henderson and Michael Damian Buckley
Published Thursday, March 17, 2011
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Michelle Elizabeth Henderson and Michael Damian Buckley
Michelle Elizabeth Henderson of Washington D.C., daughter of Jim and Sherry Henderson of Decatur, will marry Michael Damian Buckley, son of Damian and Nancy Buckley, all of Washington D.C., May 8, 2011, at Vista West Ranch in Dripping Springs.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School and a 2005 graduate of the University of North Texas. She is employed by Management Systems International.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Miami University and is pursuing a masterís degree in business administration at American University.

Burns - Ashton Brooke Hand and Tyler Anthony Burns
Published Thursday, August 25, 2011
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Ashton Brooke Hand and Tyler Anthony Burns
Ashton Brooke Hand, daughter of Rusty and Gaile Hand, all of Sunset, will marry Tyler Anthony Burns, son of Keith and Cora Lee Burns, all of Harlingen, Nov. 11, 2011, in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Chico High School and a 2011 graduate of Texas State Technical College in Harlingen with a degree in dental hygiene. She is employed by Dr. John Winder, D.D.S.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of Harlingen South High School and is employed by Burns Farms.

Burris, T.J. - Rachelle Ilicia Conlow and T.J. Burris
Published Thursday, July 14, 2011
Rachelle Ilicia Conlow and T.J. Burris
Rachelle Ilicia Conlow and T.J. Burris
Rachelle Ilicia Conlow of Tampa, Fla., daughter of Ray and Kim Boltz of Florida, will marry T.J. Burris of Bridgeport, son of William and Monette Burris of Bridgeport, May 12, 2012, at Bible Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect is a junior at Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, studying missions. She is employed by Kids 1st Daycare and is a member of Southwest Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.
The groom is a junior at Heartland Baptist Bible College where he is a pastors major. He is doing a missions internship this summer and is a member of Southwest Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

Burris, William Colton - Kayla Anderson and Colton Burris
Published Thursday, February 10, 2011
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Kayla Anderson and Colton Burris
Kayla Anderson of Oklahoma City, daughter of Jimmie Phelan of Eufaula, Okla., and Kenny Anderson of Wewoka, Okla., will marry Colton Burris of Oklahoma City, son of William and Monette Burris of Bridgeport, July 9, 2011, in Oklahoma City.
Jason Gaddis with Southwest Baptist Church in Oklahoma City will officiate.
The bride-elect is a student at Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City and is employed by Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation in Oklahoma City.
The prospective groom is also a student at Heartland. He works for OíReilly Distribution Center in Oklahoma City

Burris, William Colton (2) - Mr. and Mrs. William Colton Burris
Published Thursday, August 18, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. William Colton Burris
Mr. and Mrs. William Colton Burris
Kayla Jean Anderson of Eufaula, Okla., and William Colton Burris of Bridgeport were married July 9, 2011, at the Southwest Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Jason Gaddis officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is daughter of Kenny Anderson of Seminole, Okla., and Jimmie Phelan of Eufaula.
The groom is the son of William and Monette Burris of Bridgeport.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a simple white a-line dress with an overlay that gathered on the left side of the waistline. Her headpiece was a medium-length veil with ribbon lining. She carried scarlet roses with diamond accents in the middle of each bloom.
Matron of honor was April Streets, older sister of the bride, of Seminole. Bridesmaids were Ragan Lemaster, sister of the bride, of Garnett, Kan., and Bailey Williams, cousin of the bride, of Bridgeport. Junior bridesmaid was Morgan Lemaster, sister of the bride, of Garnett.
Matron of honor and bridesmaids wore full-length black dresses with white accents and carried white roses with red ribbon. Junior bridesmaid wore a full-length black-and-white polka dot dress with a white cardigan and carried white roses with a red ribbon accent.
Flower girl was Ally Streets, daughter of J.J. and April Streets of Seminole, niece of the bride.
Ringbearer was River Lemaster, son of Chad and Jamee Lemaster of Garnett, brother of the bride. Madason Hoots, Ashlynn Hoots and Sunnie Wacasey of Bridgeport handed out favors at the reception, held at the church.
Best man was William Burris, the groomís father, of Bridgeport. Groomsmen were T.J. Burris, brother of the groom, of Bridgeport, Cody Burris, brother of the groom, of Carrollton and Zac Klassen, friend of groom, of Oklahoma City.
Ushers were Tommy Marshall of Commerce and Andrew Albert of Oklahoma City.
Pianist was Amy Williams of Oklahoma City. Soloists were Anna Williams of Oklahoma City and Nathan and Betsy Heckle.
The bride is a 2011 graduate of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City with a degree in church education. She is employed by Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations in Oklahoma City.
The groom is a junior at Heartland and working toward a bachelor of arts degree in biblical studies.
Following a honeymoon to Silver Ridge Resort in Eureka Springs, Ark., the couple will live in Oklahoma City.

Caddell - Carroll A. and Carolyn Caddell
Published Thursday, February 24, 2011
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Carroll A. and Carolyn Caddell
Carroll A. and Carolyn Caddell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 10, 2011, with a dinner at Baileyís in Allen Jan. 30. A road trip is also planned to celebrate their anniversary.
Carroll A. Caddell and the former Carolyn Mires were married Feb. 10, 1961, in Burleson.
They have daughters, Lou Ellen Shannon and husband, Phillip, Karen Pritzker and husband, Phillip, and Atha Thompson, and husband, Craig; and four grandchildren.
During their marriage, the couple served in the U.S. Army and operated a dairy farm, and he served as a United Methodist pastor in for 35 years, serving three years in Alvord.
Now the couple is retired on their farm near Krum.

Callaway - Buddy and Linda Callaway
Published Thursday, May 19, 2011
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Buddy and Linda Callaway
Buddy and Linda Callaway of Paradise celebrated their 30th anniversary with a surprise party hosted by their children April 30.
Buddy and the former Linder Biegler were married May 13, 1981, in Bridgeport.
Their children are Ginger Gilmore and husband, Stephen, Kim Taylor and husband, Andy, Ray Callaway and wife, Angela, and Mary Sides and husand, Toby; and 10 grandchildren.

Cantrell - Callyn Beth Byars and Christopher Cantrell
Published Thursday, July 28, 2011
Callyn Beth Byars and Christopher Cantrell
Callyn Beth Byars and Christopher Cantrell
Callyn Beth Byars, daughter of Ricky and Stacy Byars, all of Cleburne, will marry Christopher Cantrell, son of Paul and Kim Cantrell, all of Chico, Dec. 3, 2011, at St. Ann Catholic Church in Burleson.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Grandview High School and a 2011 graduate of Tarleton State University.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of Chico High School and a 2007 Tarleton graduate. He is employed by North Texas Outfitters.

Cocanougher - Nola Woodruff and Daniel Cocanougher
Published Thursday, March 17, 2011
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Nola Woodruff and Daniel Cocanougher
Nola Woodruff of Justin, daughter of W.B. and Mary Louise Woodruff of Decatur, will marry Daniel Cocanougher of Justin, son of Allen Cocanougher of Decatur and the late Sue Jean Cocanougher, June 11, 2011, in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School and Southwest Texas State University. She recently retired after 20 years in the travel industry.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and Rice University. He is a partner in Cocanougher Asset Management, an investment company.

Coffer - Bill and Mary Lee Coffer
Published Thursday, April 14, 2011
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Bill and Mary Lee Coffer
Bill and Mary Lee Coffer of Newark will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 30, with a reception hosted by their children at House of Prayer in Newark.
Bill Coffer and the former Mary Lee Pendley were married April 27, 1946, in Lubbock.
They have five children: Connie Young of Lubbock, David Coffer of Granbury, Jimmie Blackburn of Hamilton and the late Willie Coffer and Ann Coffer; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Bill retired from farming and a lumber yard. Mary Lee is a housewife. They are members of House of Prayer.

Collis - Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Michael Collis
Published Thursday, January 20, 2011
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Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Michael Collis
Kyla Beth Ashley and Christopher Michael Collis, both of Simi Valley, Calif., were married in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 30, 2010, at the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless A-line gown with shirred empire bodice and hand-beaded waistband. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of yellow roses and white freesia.
The bride is the daughter of Donnie and Kaylean Ashley of Chico. She is a graduate of Chico High School and is employed by Ashron Billing.
The groom is the son of Mic and Jacquie Collis of Tecumseh, Okla. He is a graduate of Red Jacket High School in Manchester, N.Y., and is employed by L.A. ProPoint.
The couple took a honeymoon trip to Kauai, Hawaii.

Comer - Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Ray Comer
Published Thursday, June 9, 2011
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Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Ray Comer
Janine Emily Migues and Timothy Ray Comer, both of Decatur, were married May 13, 2011, at the Wise County Courthouse in Decatur. Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Jan Morrow officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Reba Nell Migues of Fort Worth and the late Jay P. Migues.
The groom is the son of Beverly and Dick Smith of Bridgeport.
Escorted by her mother, the bride carried a bouquet of yellow roses.
The coupleís mothers stood as their honor attendants.
A reception hosted by Gala Woolsey-Espinoza and Duane Espinoza was held June 4 at Galaís Good Times in Bridgeport.

Couch - Amber Nicole Hall and Mark Allen Couch
Published Thursday, June 9, 2011
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Amber Nicole Hall and Mark Allen Couch
Amber Nicole Hall of Keller, daughter of Tiara and Herbert Hall of Aurora, will marry Mark Allen Couch of Keller, son of Timothy and Esther Couch of Greenville, June 2, 2012, in Decatur.
The bride-elect is employed by International House of Pancakes.
The prospective groom is employed by RockTenn Company.

Cox, Bobby - Kimberly Renee Jacobs and Bobby Cox
Published Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Kimberly Renee Jacobs and Bobby Cox
Kimberly Renee Jacobs and Bobby Cox
Kimberly Renee Jacobs, daughter of Marilyn Foster and the late Larry Jacobs, all of Fort Worth, will marry Bobby Cox of Decatur, son of Robert Cox of Chico and Mary Phipps of Fort Worth, Nov. 11, 2011, at Living Waters Fellowship Church in Chico.

Cox, Travis Blake - Vicki Lynn Wiggins and Travis Blake Cox
Published Thursday, September 22, 2011
Vicki Lynn Wiggins and Travis Blake Cox
Vicki Lynn Wiggins and Travis Blake Cox
Vicki Lynn Wiggins of Paradise, daughter of Wendell and Whitney Wiggins of Decatur and Lori Wiggins of Alvord, will marry Travis Blake Cox of Paradise, son of Robert Cox of Chico and Dana Cox of Arlington, Oct. 1, 2011, in Bridgeport at the lake home of Dorothy and Harold Watson, grandparents of the bride.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Bridgeport High School.
The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Chico High School and is a contract welder.

Crisp - Tiffany McLain and James Crisp Jr.
Published Thursday, March 24, 2011
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Tiffany McLain and James Crisp Jr.
Tiffany McLain, daughter of Roger and Rachel McLain, all of Krum, will marry James Crisp Jr. of Greenwood, son of James and Pam Crisp Sr. of Rhome, June 11, 2011, at Greenwood Baptist Church.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Krum High School and is a senior at Midwestern State University where she is studying special education and early childhood through sixth grade education.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Aubrey High School and is a volunteer firefighter with the Greenwood/Slidell department.

Criswell - Katie Erin McClain and Linden Jack Criswell
Published Thursday, March 10, 2011
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Katie Erin McClain and Linden Jack Criswell
Katie Erin McClain of Denton, daughter of Timothy and Kathy McClain of Logansport, La., will marry Linden Jack Criswell of Paradise, son of Robert and Sheri Criswell of Paradise, May 28, 2011, in Logansport.

Crittenden - Mr. and Mrs. James Kade Crittenden
Published Thursday, March 3, 2011
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Mr. and Mrs. James Kade Crittenden
Brooke Danae Wood and James Kade Crittenden, both of Alvord, were married Feb. 5, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Alvord. Bill Cleveland officiated the single-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Dana Wood of Sanger.
The groom is the son of Daymon and Tammie Crittenden of Alvord.
The bride was escorted by her grandfather, Don C. Wood of Stephenville.
Ushers were Kyle Crittenden, Cody Green and Jeremy Looney. Ringbearers Seth Gifford and Brett Crittenden were escorted by Joshua Malone.
Guestbook attendant was Madison Wood.
A reception followed at the church. Servers were Deshea Malone, Christal Malone and Brittney Pound.
The bride attended Slidell High School.
The groom attended Alvord High School and is employed by Universal Pressure Pumping.
Following a honeymoon trip to Lake Texoma, the couple live in Alvord.

Culpepper - Mr. and Mrs. Justin Evan Culpepper
Published Thursday, April 28, 2011
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Mr. and Mrs. Justin Evan Culpepper
Shawn Elyse Lindsey and Justin Evan Culpepper of Houston were married Jan. 15, 2011, in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Roxana Fernandez officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Paula and Jim Bredewater of New Braunfels and the late Bert Gillete Lindsey III. She is a graduate of New Braunfels High School and earned a bachelor of science degree at Texas A&M University.
Following a career as a broadcast journalist in West Texas and St. Louis, she is assistant director of media relations at the University of Houston.
The groom is the son of Mark and Diane Culpepper of Boyd. He is a graduate of Boyd High School and earned a bachelor of business administration degree in energy commerce from Texas Tech University. He is employed by Devon Energy in Houston.
A cocktail reception followed the ceremony on the beach and their families later hosted receptions in New Braunfels and Boyd.
The couple is planning a honeymoon this summer.

Davis - Karen Capehart and Andrew Davis
Published Thursday, June 30, 2011
Karen Capehart and Andrew Davis
Karen Capehart and Andrew Davis
Karen Capehart of Poolville, daughter of Ken and Debra Lackey of Lake Bridgeport, will marry Andrew Davis of Poolville, son of Neal and Dina Lackey of Poolville, Aug. 5, 2011, in Weatherford.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Luara Heimlich of Lake Bridgeport. She is a 2006 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is employed by Senior Care Center in Bridgeport.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Tommy and Kay Lackey and Flossy Hunter of Poolville and Jimmy and Danny Davis of Azle. He is a 2005 graduate of Poolville High School and works for Renegade Well Services.

Davis (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lyn Davis
Published Thursday, September 29, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lyn Davis
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lyn Davis
Karen Sue Capehart and Andrew Lyn Davis of Poolville were married Aug. 5, 2011, at Brownstone Chapel in Weatherford. C. Randolph Coney of Weatherford officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Ken and Debra Lackey of Lake Bridgeport.
The groom is the son of Neal and Dina Lackey of Poolville.
Escorted by the groomís grandfather, Tommy Lackey of Poolville, the bride wore a strapless mermaid-style gown that featured beaded appliques. She wore teardrop earrings and a necklace. Her veil was worn under her updo-style hair with a flower on the side. She carried a bouquet of white roses, orange lilies and white calla lilies.
Maid of honor was Kim Garcia of Poolville. Bridesmaids were Brandy Davis of Springtown, and Barbara Davis and Crystal Hunter of Poolville, sisters of the groom.
Honor attendants wore long, strapless orange gowns and carried bouquets of white roses and white calla lilies.
Flower girl was Brook Davis, daughter of the bride and groom. Ringbearer was their son Dakoda Davis.
Best man was Neal Lackey of Poolville. Groomsmen were Timmy Davis of Springtown and Terry Hunter of Poolville, brothers of the groom, and Bill Hunter of Weatherford, cousin of the groom.
A reception hosted by the groomís parents followed the ceremony at the chapel.

Dickey - Tony and Sandra Dickey
Published Wednesday, December 21, 2011
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Tony and Sandra Dickey

Tony and Sandra Dickey of Decatur celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Monday, Dec. 5.
Tony Dickey and the former Sandra Collins were married Dec. 5, 1986, in Decatur.
They have three children, Jessica Burk and Jamie Dickey of Decatur, and CaSandra Haley of Aurora; and five grandchildren.
Tony is the owner of Triple D Mechanical and Sandra is a homemaker. They are members of Decatur Church of Christ, and Sandra volunteers with Prison Ministries for Bridgeport Church of Christ.
Jessica Burk, CaSandra Haley and Heather Dickey hosted a party and reception Dec. 3 in Decatur.

Dower - Erika Mae Kile and Jonathan Gilbert Dower
Published Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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Erika Mae Kile and Jonathan Gilbert Dower
Erika Mae Kile, daughter of Brian and Mia Kile of Decatur, will marry Lnc. Cpl. Jonathan Gilbert Dower, son of Scott and Gina Gray of Mesquite, formerly of Decatur, and Nathan and Kathleen Dower of Rockwall, Dec. 17, 2011, with the Rev. Scott Gray officiating.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School and a sophomore at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, studying to become a licensed occupational therapist.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Decatur High and of the Armed Forces School of Music. He is a member of the Parris Island Marine Band.

Downe - Arthur and Darlene Downe
Published Thursday, February 17, 2011
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Arthur and Darlene Downe
Arthur and Darlene Downe of Decatur celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 17, 2011, with a family gathering at Saltgrass Steakhouse.
Arthur and the former Darlene Inman were married Feb. 17, 1961, at Grace Temple in Fort Worth.
They have three children Mark Downe and wife, Dawn, of Decatur, Sammy Downe and wife, Jackie, of Flower Mound and Shellene Solomon and husband, David, of Ponder. Their four grandchildren include: Staci Downe, 19, of Denton, Alexis Downe, 14, of Decatur, and Craig Downe, 5, and Christian Downe, 3, both of Flower Mound.
Arthur is a retired dairyman and Darlene is a retired bank teller and volunteers at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur. Both are members of the First Baptist Church in Decatur.

Driver - Tiffany Jewel Flenoy and Joe-William Driver
Published Thursday, August 18, 2011
Tiffany Jewel Flenoy and Joe-William Driver
Tiffany Jewel Flenoy and Joe-William Driver
Tiffany Jewel Flenoy of Katy, daughter of Gary and Lilly Flenoy of Katy, will marry Joe-William Driver of Bridgeport, son of Anna Driver of Bridgeport and Joe Driver of Decatur, Oct. 7, 2011, in Houston.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Mayde Creek High School in Katy and Sam Houston State University. She is employed by Houston Community College.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and Sam Houston State. He is a private investigator.

Dugan - Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Anthony Dugan
Published Thursday, February 24, 2011
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Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Anthony Dugan
Shanna Marie Hancock and Joseph Anthony Dugan, both of Denton, were married Jan. 8, 2011, at the Decatur Civic Center. David Hall with Carter Lake Road Church of Christ in Bowie officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Marty and Denise Hancock of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Kevin and Tina Dugan of Rowlett.
The bride was escorted by her father. Maid of honor was Jayla Hancock of Arlington, sister of the bride.
Best man was the father of the groom.
Pianist was Jarae Scruggs.
A reception hosted by the brideís parents followed the ceremony at the civic center, and servers were Shawna Taylor, Cheryl Walters, Linda Sanders and Stephanie Coker, all aunts of the bride.
The bride attended Bowie High School and the University of North Texas. She is employed by University Behavioral Health of Denton.
The groom attended North Garland High School and is employed by Target.
Following a honeymoon trip to Wimberly, the couple live in Denton

Eison - Shay Lynn Martin and J. Bart Eison
Published Thursday, January 13, 2011
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Shay Lynn Martin and J. Bart Eison
Shay Lynn Martin of North Richland Hills, daughter of Dana Zellman of Cisco and Rodney Martin of Abilene, will marry J. Bart Eison of North Richland Hills, son of Ronnie Eison of Decatur and the late Ann Eison, March 19, 2011, in Weatherford.
The bride-elect attended Cisco High School and Tarleton State University. She is employed at A World for Children.
The prospective groom attended Paradise High School and Tarleton. He is employed by Fort Worth ISD

Fluker - Finis E. ĎGeneí and Etta Fluker
Published Thursday, March 17, 2011
Gene and Etta Fluker of Decatur celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary March 11, 2011.
Gene Fluker and the former Etta Gilliam were married March 11, 1945, by Dr. J.I. Cartlidge at the First Baptist Church in Corsicana.
Gene is pastor of the Lifeway Baptist Church. Etta teaches ladies Bible study. They have spent almost 60 years in ministry and moved to Decatur in 1993 from Lake City, Colo.
They have one daughter, Margaret Dooling and husband, Louis, of Decatur; a late son, Terry Fluker; two granddaughters, Gerogetta Slimp and husband, Randy, of Decatur and Katie Payton and husband, Brent, of San Antonio; a grandson, Brian Dooling and wife, Tina, of Saginaw; and seven great-grandchildren.

French - Laura Pewitt and William French
Published Thursday, March 17, 2011
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Laura Pewitt and William French
Laura Pewitt of Denton, daughter of David and Sherry Pewitt of Bridgeport, will marry William French of Denton, son of Fred and Gloria French of San Antonio, May 19, 2011, at Bell Tower Chapel and Garden in Fort Worth. Sonny Smith of Boyd will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Bridgeport High School and expects to earn a degree in business economics from the University of North Texas in December. She is a photo specialist at Samís Club in Lewisville.
The prospective groom studied finance at Michigan State University and is a furniture specialist for Office Max in Lewisville.
His son, Bailey, attends Billy Ryan High School in Denton.

French (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Bill French
Published Thursday, August 4, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Bill French
Mr. and Mrs. Bill French
Laura Pewitt and Bill French of Denton were married May 19, 2011, at Bell Tower Chapel and Garden in Fort Worth. The Rev. Sonny Smith officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of David and Sherry Pewitt of Bridgeport.
The groom is the son of Fred and Gloria French of San Antonio.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless, white satin dress with a waterfall skirt and silver-beaded embellishment at the waist. Her veil was made by Joan Smith, mother of the maid of honor.
The bride carried a bouquet of white roses and a green calla lily. Attached to the bouquet was a ring for her grandmother, designed by her great-grandmother.
Maid of honor was Kristie Smith of Lewisville. Bridesmaid was Kristin Smith of Denton. Honor attendants wore sage-green strapless dresses.
Flower girl was Maddie Owen of Hurst, daughter of Lis and Christian Owen.
Best man was Andy French of Denton, brother of the groom. Groomsman was Aaron Kennedy of Denton.
Ushers were Bailey French of Denton, son of the groom, and Kalyb Brown of Bridgeport, nephew of the bride.
Music was by Melodies and Memories.
A reception hosted by the brideís parents followed the ceremony at Bell Tower Chapel and Garden in Fort Worth.
The bride will graduate from the University of North Texas with a masterís degree in finance in May 2012. She is employed by Samís in Lewisville.
The groom is a manager at OfficeMax in Lewisville.
Following a honeymoon trip to Las Vegas, the couple reside in Denton.

Funk - Natalie Grudzinski and Shane Christopher Funk
Published Thursday, April 14, 2011
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Natalie Grudzinski and Shane Christopher Funk
Natalie Grudzinski, daughter of David and Lourdes Grudzinski of Friendswood, will marry Shane Christopher Funk, son of Chris and Penny Funk of Bridgeport, July 30, 2011, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Houston. Father Phil Neglely will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dr. Hector J. Romeu Sr. of Friendswood. She is a 2004 graduate of Friendswood High School and a 2008 graduate of Texas A&M University where she earned a degree in civil engineering. She is employed by Bunaway Associates L.P. in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom is the grandson of GB and Norma Funk of Bridgeport and Doug and Patsy Gentry of Paradise. He is a 2002 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 2006 graduate of Texas A&M where he earned a degree in economics. He is employed by Red Oak Water Transfer.

Funk (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Shane Christopher Funk
Published Thursday, September 22, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Shane Christopher Funk
Mr. and Mrs. Shane Christopher Funk
Natalie Grudzinski and Shane Christopher Funk of Fort Worth were married July 30, 2011, at St. Michaelís Catholic Church in Houston. The Rev. Phil Negley officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Grudzinski of Friendswood and granddaughter of Hector J. Romeu of Friendswood.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Funk of Bridgeport, and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. GB Funk of Bridgeport and Mr. and Mrs. Doug Gentry of Paradise.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory strapless Maggie Sottero gown.
Maid of honor was Danielle Grudzinski of Friendswood, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Cara Funk of Fort Worth, Casey Barker, Kristina Giordano, Jennifer Hopkins and Samantha Martinek, all of Friendswood.
Flower girl was Emily Farris of Bellaire.
Best man was Gentry Bryce Funk of Bridgeport, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Chris Bayler of Waxahachie, Will Bernhard of San Antonio, Kagen Elenburg of Fort Worth, Jerrod Lake of Weatherford and Luke Meyers of Decatur.
Mark Wottlin of Houston, Michaela Grudzinski of Shepherd and Beth Bayler of Waxahachie served as the house party.
The bride is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she earned a degree in civil engineering. She is employed by Dunaway Associates, L.P. in Fort Worth.
The groom is a graduate of Texas A&M where he earned a degree in economics. He is employed by Red Oak Water Transfer in Fort Worth.
Following a honeymoon to Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, the couple reside in Fort Worth.

Geeslin - Felice Bearer and Randy Geeslin
Published Thursday, April 14, 2011
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Felice Bearer and Randy Geeslin
Felice Bearer, daughter of Donna Bearer and Gary and Sandy Bearer, all of Burleson, will marry Randy Geeslin of Decatur, son of Rick Geeslin of Bowie and Deloris Geeslin of Decatur, May 7, 2011, in Fort Worth.
Ron Liles of Calvary Church will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 1995 graduate of Tarleton State University.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed by A to Z Mud Inc.

Gentry - Lorene and Don Gentry
Published Thursday, August 11, 2011
Lorene and Don Gentry
Lorene and Don Gentry
Lorene and Don Gentry of Cottondale celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children July 28, 2011 in Springtown.
Forty-two family members were present, including all of the coupleís descendants.
Don Isaac Gentry and the former Lorene Yvonne Niblett were married July 29, 1951, in Paradise.
They have a daughter, Donna Gentry Weeden, and three sons, Glenn Gentry and wife, Ann, Gary Gentry and wife, Sherry, and Roger Gentry and wife, Carla, all of Paradise.
The couple graduated from Paradise High School and has worked in farming, ranching and retail in Wise County.

Gillespie, Jentry Dwayne - Mr. and Mrs. Jentry Dwayne Gillespie
Published Thursday, March 10, 2011
Laura Cathleen Moyers of Bridgeport and Jentry Dwayne Gillespie of Portland were married Jan. 22, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. The Rev. Dana Coker officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Debra Woods Moyers and the late James Earl Moyers of Bridgeport.
The groom is the son of Jeff and Tina Gillespie of Woodsboro.
The bride was escorted by her mother.
Matron of honor was Sandy Manoushagian, sister of the bride.
Best man was Cooper Gillespie, brother of the groom.
Ushers were Mike Moyers and Benny Moyers.
Pianist was Rose Gregory.
A reception at the church hall followed the ceremony.
Following a wedding trip to Vail, Colo., the couple reside in Portland.

Gillespie, Trevor - Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Gillespie
Published Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Gillespie
Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Gillespie
Michelle Gilbreath of Alvord and Trevor Gillespie of Decatur were married Sept. 18, 2011, at Cupidís Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. It was a single-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mary Anna of Stahlstown, Pa., and Anthony Vanderlee of Azle.
The groom is the son of Jannell Cartwright and Herald Gillespie of Decatur.
The bride attended North Central Texas College. She is employed by Wise Regional Health System.
The groom attended Decatur High School and is employed by Coffman Tank Trucks.
The couple will live in Alvord.

Gould - Dionne Sheardown and Travis Gould
Published Thursday, July 28, 2011
Dionne Sheardown and Travis Gould
Dionne Sheardown and Travis Gould
Dionne Sheardown of Granbury, daughter of Norman and Darla Sheardown of Chico, will marry Travis Gould of Granbury, son of Lynn and Patty Crawford of New Berlin, N.Y., on July 30, 2011, at the Marty Leonard Chapel in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Chico High School and attends Weatherford College. She is a 2009 Stroke Survivor Advocate.
The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y. He is a senior manager at Global Consultant Company.

Gray - Ashton Elizabeth Turnbow and Kristopher Joel Gray
Published Wednesday, November 23, 2011
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Ashton Elizabeth Turnbow and Kristopher Joel Gray
Ashton Elizabeth Turnbow, daughter of David and Kim Turnbow of Bridgeport, will marry Kristopher Joel Gray, son of Mike and Becky Gray of The Woodlands, at sunset April 24, 2012, on the beaches of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 2010 graduate of Texas A&M University, where she earned a bachelor of arts in anthropology.
The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of The Woodlands High School and earned his associateís degree in business management from Blinn in 2010. He will begin studying with the American Brewers Guild in January 2013.
The couple live in the North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand.

Grommesh - Tevyan Michelle Diamond and Joseph Richard Grommesh
Published Thursday, March 10, 2011
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Tevyan Michelle Diamond and Joseph Richard Grommesh
Tevyan Michelle Diamond of Prescott, Ariz., daughter of Tim and Kim Diamond of Blue River, Ore., will marry Joseph Richard Grommesh of Prescott, son of Bob and Cindy Grommesh of Boyd, March 16, 2011, at Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colo.
Kevin Cooper will officiate.
The bride-elect earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and a masters degree in library science, both from Texas Womanís University in Denton. She teaches math at Tri-City College Preparatory High School and Yavapai College.
The prospective groom earned a bachelor of science degree in aeronautics with minors in weather, air traffic control and safety, and flight from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He has enlisted to be an aviation operations specialist with the U.S. Army.

Hambrick - Kayla Gayle Hale and Monty Lynn Hambrick Jr.
Published Thursday, August 18, 2011
Kayla Gayle Hale and Monty Lynn Hambrick Jr.
Kayla Gayle Hale and Monty Lynn Hambrick Jr.
Kayla Gayle Hale, daughter of Glenn and Becky Hale, all of Paradise, will marry Monty Lynn Hambrick Jr., son of Tony and Annette Davidson, all of Paradise, on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at Marriott Resort. Matt Edwards will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Paradise High School and is employed by Wise Regional Health System.
The groom is a graduate of Paradise High School and is employed at Ag-Power Inc.

Hardee - Mindy Parker and Lenny Hardee
Published Thursday, September 29, 2011
Mindy Parker and Lenny Hardee
Mindy Parker and Lenny Hardee
Mindy Parker of Park Springs, daughter of Gary and Gayla Johnson of Sunset, will marry Lenny Hardee of Park Springs, son of Larry and Ruthann Hardee of Alvord, Oct. 15, 2011, in Saint Jo.
The bride is employed at KTís Cafe in Alvord.
The groom is employed at Pumpco in Jacksboro.

Harding - Angel Michelle Nipp and Kenneth William Allen Harding
Published Thursday, April 28, 2011
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Angel Michelle Nipp and Kenneth William Allen Harding
Angel Michelle Nipp of Decatur, daughter of Judy Phillips of New London and Buddy Nipp Jr. of Newark, will marry Kenneth William Allen Harding of Decatur, son of Elizabeth Black of Dayton and the late Vinson Huckabee, May 28, 2011, in Runaway Bay. Kenneth Wood will officiate the ceremony.
The bride is employed by International House of Pancakes.
The groom is employed by Richey Oilfield Construction.

Harding (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth William Allen Harding
Published Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth William Allen Harding
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth William Allen Harding
Angel Michelle Nipp and Kenneth William Allen Harding, both of Alvord, were married May 28, 2011, in Runaway Bay. The Rev. Kenneth Wood officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Judy Phillips of Overton and Buddy Nipp Jr. of Newark.
The groom is the son of Elizabeth Black of Dayton and the late Vinson Huckabee.
Escorted by Donald Clark of Chico, the bride wore a dress with a corset bodice. She wore a pearl and diamond tiara with matching earrings and a veil designed by the groom. It was a barefoot wedding. She carried a bouquet of calla lilies.
Matron of honor was Judy Phillips. Bridesmaids were April Beck, Amber Nipp and Samantha Cummings.
Honor attendants wore long, lavender evening gowns.
Flower girl was Zowie Todd and Katlin Todd, daughters of the bride. Flower girl escorts were Calvin Todd, son of the bride, and Jacob Huckabee, nephew of the groom. Ringbearer was Skyler Harding, son of the groom.
Best man was Jerry McDuff. Groomsmen were Bill Bishop, Britt Woods and David Cummings.
Ushers were Dylan Davis and Jasper Benson.
A reception hosted by the bride and groom followed the ceremony at the home of Britt Woods.
The bride is employed at IHOP and the groom is employed at Richey Oilfield Co.

Hawkins - Randee Lee Landers and Jonathan Chase Hawkins
Published Thursday, June 23, 2011
Randee Lee Landers and Jonathan Chase Hawkins
Randee Lee Landers and Jonathan Chase Hawkins
Randee Lee Landers, daughter of Coy and Denise Caviness, all of Runaway Bay, will marry Jonathan Chase Hawkins, son of Rob and Von Hawkins, all of Bridgeport, Sept. 14, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect graduated from Bridgeport High School and attended Texas Womanís University and Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She is employed by First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport.
The prospective groom graduated from Bridgeport High School and Baylor University. He is employed by MVP Motorsports.

Hemphill - Brittany Shay Lowe and Harold Henry Hemphill
Published Thursday, January 20, 2011
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Brittany Shay Lowe and Harold Henry Hemphill
Brittany Shay Lowe of Newark, daughter of David and Beverly Lowe of Fort Worth, will marry Harold Henry Hemphill of Newark, son of Henry and Bessie Hemphill of Pawhuska, Okla., April 9, 2011, at Cornerstone Church in Newark

Hernandez - Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Akin Hernandez
Published Thursday, August 11, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Akin Hernandez
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Akin Hernandez
Rebecca Marie Spence and Jeffrey Akin Hernandez of Lubbock were married May 14, 2011, at the Texas Tech University Merket Alumni Center in Lubbock. Lynn Akin officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Howard and LeAnn Spence of Lubbock, formerly of Bridgeport. She is the granddaughter of Eddie and Aretes Huckabee of Bridgeport.
The groom is the son of Angela Hager of Denton and Edward Hernandez of Lubbock.
The bride is pursuing a bachelorís of science degree in university studies with minors in biology, chemistry, nutrition and business at Texas Tech.
The groom is pursuing a masterís of science degree in accounting at Texas Tech.

Highsmith - Meredith Maddux and Aaron Highsmith
Published Thursday, March 24, 2011
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Meredith Maddux and Aaron Highsmith
Meredith Maddux, daughter of Mike and Julie Maddux of Chico, will marry Aaron Highsmith, son of Keith and Terri Highsmith of Lubbock, May 14, 2011, in Weatherford. The Rev. Col. Darrell Highsmith, grandfather of the groom, will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Chico High School. She expects to graduate from Wayland Baptist University in May with a bachelorís degree in English and a minor in Spanish.
The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of Frenship High School. He expects to graduate from Wayland Baptist in May with a bachelorís degree in English.

Hightower - Sandy LeAnn Gibson and Dustin Kurtis Hightower
Published Thursday, July 28, 2011
Sandy LeAnn Gibson and Dustin Kurtis Hightower
Sandy LeAnn Gibson and Dustin Kurtis Hightower
Sandy LeAnn Gibson, daughter of Flora and Jimmy Shelton, all of Chico, will marry Dustin Kurtis Hightower, son of Lisa Jackson and Kirby Hightower, all of Coppell, Nov. 11, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Van Gardner of Grace Baptist Church in Decatur will officiate.
The bride-elect is employed by Link Staffing.

Hood - Meagan Laura Cortez and A.J. Hood
Published Thursday, April 28, 2011
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Meagan Laura Cortez and A.J. Hood
Meagan Laura Cortez of Lubbock, daughter of Tommy and Julie Cortez and Cathy and John Fostel, all of Bridgeport, will marry A.J. Hood of Lubbock, son of Greg and Rita Hood of Springtown, July 9, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and Texas Tech University, where she earned a degree in English. She is employed by the Texas Tech athletic department.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Springtown High School and Sterling College, where he earned a degree in business administration. He is employed by Stock Building Supply.

Horner - Maisie Rogers and William Horner
Published Thursday, March 3, 2011
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Maisie Rogers and William Horner
Maisie Rogers of Waco, daughter of Raymie and Carleen Rogers of Paradise, will marry William Horner of Waco, son of Jimmy and Teresa Horner of Decatur, June 4, 2011.
The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Bridgeport High School and expects to graduate from Baylor University in 2012.
The prospective groom is a 2009 Bridgeport graduate and expects to graduate from Baylor in 2013.

Hughes - Cheryl Marie Martin and Chad Allen Hughes
Published Thursday, January 20, 2011
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Cheryl Marie Martin and Chad Allen Hughes
Cheryl Marie Martin, daughter of Billy Martin and Kerrie VanHoose, all of Bridgeport, will marry Chad Allen Hughes of Bridgeport, son of Barry and Kaye Wood of Paradise and Mark Hughes of Fort Worth, June 11, 2001, on the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala.
Both graduated from Bridgeport High School Ė the bride-elect in 2003 and the prospective groom in 2004.

Hughes (2)- Mr. and Mrs. Chad Allen Hughes
Published Thursday, July 21, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Chad Allen Hughes
Mr. and Mrs. Chad Allen Hughes
Cheryl Marie Martin and Chad Allen Hughes, both of Mobile, Ala., were married June 11, 2011, at a beach ceremony in Gulf Shores, Ala. Daniel Terrance of Sandcastle Beach Weddings officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Billy Martin and Kerrie VanHoose of Bridgeport.
The groom is the son of Mark Hughes of Fort Worth and Kaye and Barry Wood of Bridgeport.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless dress with a satin corset bodice featuring a cuff neckline and a beaded ballgown skirt. She carried a bouquet of Gerbera daisies and lilies.
Maids of honor were Kimberly Ramey and Tanya Martin.
They wore yellow and orange strapless chiffon dresses.
Flower girl was Trinity Martin, daughter of Billy and Jacque Martin, and niece of the bride. Ringbearer was Aiden Martin, son of the bride and groom.
There were two best men, Cody Hughes and Kent Coursey.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of Bridgeport High School.
The groom is a 2004 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is employed by Pilot Catastrophe Services.

Ishmael - Mr. and Mrs. William Everett Ishmael
Published Thursday, September 15, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. William Everett Ishmael
Mr. and Mrs. William Everett Ishmael
Brittany Morgan Stone and William Everett Ishmael of Austin were married July 23, 2011, at Memory Lane Event Center in Dripping Springs. Jay Dozier, the brideís former pastor of First Christian Church in Kerrville, officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Travis Stone and Margie Stone of Center Point.
The groom is the son of Jamie and David Ishmael of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white iridescent taffeta gown. The mermaid-cut gown had a sweetheart bodice and a dipped backline. A flower-detail belt adorned her waist and the gownís skirt featured ruffles of taffeta cascading to the end of the chapel train.
She carried a bouquet of stargazer lilies, white hydrangeas and white calla lilies.
Matron of honor was Heather Chaney of Euless. Bridesmaids were Taylor Stone, sister of the bride, of Kerrville, Dana Endres of Houston, Jessica Keegan of Houston, Hannah Brown of Center Point and Alyson Rainey of Fort Worth.
Junior bridesmaid was Kate Stone, sister of the bride, of Center Point. Honorary bridesmaid was Jackie Murphree of Decatur.
Flower girl was Rhiley Miller of Center Point, daughter of Justin and Amy Miller.
Best man was Billy Benedick of Houston. Groomsmen were Matt Salmon of Seattle, Blake Woodard of Decatur, John Lyons, brother-in-law of the groom, of Singapore, Andrew McKinney of Dallas and Blake Thomason of Belton.
A reception hosted by the groomís parents followed the ceremony. Amy Miller of Center Point and Elyce Lahay of Austin served as the house party.
The bride is a graduate of Center Point High School and Texas A&M University. She is employed by Lake Travis High School in Austin.
The groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and Texas A&M. He works for Oceaneering in Houston.
The couple honeymooned in Akumal, Mexico.

Jones, Colin Wyatt - Briana Marie Lewis and Colin Wyatt Jones
Published Thursday, June 16, 2011
Briana Marie Lewis and Colin Wyatt Jones
Briana Marie Lewis and Colin Wyatt Jones
Briana Lewis, daughter of Debbie and David Lewis, all of El Paso, will marry Colin Wyatt Jones, son of Kevin and Sherri Jones, all of Bridgeport, Feb. 18, 2012, in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Franklin High School and a senior at Texas Christian University, where she is majoring in graphic design. She is employed by Holt Design firm in Dallas and will further her career with an internship in San Francisco until graduation in May of 2012.
The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 2010 graduate of TCU, where he majored in communications, minored in English and was a member of the football team five years, including the 2011 Rose Bowl championship squad.
He is a recent NFL draft pick and will further his football career with the San Francisco 49ers

Jones, Nicholas Alan - Andrea Michelle Cox and Nicholas Alan Jones
Published Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Andrea Michelle Cox and Nicholas Alan Jones
Andrea Michelle Cox and Nicholas Alan Jones
Andrea Michelle Cox, daughter of Van and Sheila Cox, all of Chico, will marry Nicholas Alan Jones of Chico, son of Brian and Kami Jones of Arlington, Nov. 5, 2011, in Chico.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Chico High School and a 2011 graduate of Hawaii Pacific University. She is employed by Wise County Special Education Cooperative.
The prospective groom is a 2007 Chico graduate and a student at Weatherford College. He is employed by Chico Limestone.

Jones, Todd Jay - Kara Michelle Reynolds and Todd Jay Jones
Published Thursday, May 5, 2011
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Kara Michelle Reynolds and Todd Jay Jones
Kara Michelle Reynolds of Decatur, daughter of Roy and Cynthia Reynolds of Aurora, will marry Todd Jay Jones of Decatur, son of Jerry Jones of Big Springs and Linda Jones of Anthony, N.M., Oct. 14, 2011, at A&M Gardens in Azle.
John Ritchie of Open Range Cowboy Church of North Texas will officiate the ceremony.
The bride elect is a 2005 graduate of Northwest High School and a 2010 graduate of Texas Womanís University, where she earned a degree in secondary education. She is employed at Pettit Private School.
The groom is a 1997 graduate of Canutillo High School of El Paso and is employed by LenRoyDon Builders.

Kemp - Lillian Bess Claborn and Kyle Ira Kemp
Published Thursday, September 8, 2011
Lillian Bess Claborn and Kyle Ira Kemp
Lillian Bess Claborn and Kyle Ira Kemp
Lillian Bess Claborn of Nacogdoches, daughter of Frankie and Sheri Claborn of Decatur, will marry Kyle Ira Kemp of Bridgeport, son of Thomas and Evie Kemp of Bridgeport, Dec. 17, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Chico High School and a 2010 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University. She is pursuing a masterís of science in kinesiology there and is employed as a graduate assistant.
The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Paradise High School and a 2010 graduate of Tarleton State University. He works for AGvantage Farm and Ranch Supply in Decatur.

Kimble - Didra Ann Lee and Dennis Ray Kimble
Published Thursday, May 5, 2011
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Didra Ann Lee and Dennis Ray Kimble
Didra Ann Lee of Paradise, daughter of Johnny Freeman of Eufaula, Okla., will marry Dennis Ray Kimble of Paradise, son of Thurman and Lena Kimble of Sallisaw, Okla., May 14, 2011

Kleeb - Casey Renae Fletcher and Nicholas Garret Kleeb
Published Thursday, April 14, 2011
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Casey Renae Fletcher and Garret Kleeb
Casey Renae Fletcher, daughter of Greg and Amy Fletcher, all of Paradise, will marry Nicholas Garret Kleeb of Anchorage, Alaska, son of Lee and Ingrid Myers of Bridgeport and Hadley Kleeb of Gila Bend, Ariz., June 11, 2011, in Paradise. Rocky Johnson with Grace Fellowship of Paradise will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate of Paradise High School and attends Texas Christian University where she studies graphic design.
The prospective groom is a 2007 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is employed by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Kuykendall - Jerry and Sue Kuykendall
Published Thursday, July 14, 2011
Jerry and Sue Kuykendall
Jerry and Sue Kuykendall
Jerry and Sue Kuykendall of Decatur will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary July 20.
Jerry Kuykendall and the former Sue Stutts were married July 20, 1951, in Houston.
They have three children, daughter Ginger Flynt and husband, Richard, of Decatur; son Pepper Kuykendall and wife, Dianna, of Midlothian; and son, T. Jay Kuykendall and wife, Vicky, of Decatur; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Jerry retired from Ingersoll Rand. They are both members of the First Baptist Church in Decatur.

Lamar - Mr. and Mrs. Casey Dean Lamar
Published Wednesday, November 23, 2011
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Mr. and Mrs. Casey Dean Lamar
Jessica Lyn Sisneroz of Carrollton and Casey Dean Lamar of Decatur were married Oct. 29, 2011, at Arabia Shrine Center Ballroom in Houston. Ewell ďBobĒ Milligan, grandfather of the groom, officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jesse Sisneroz of Austin and Wayne and Sheri Harbour of Carrollton.
The groom is the son of Jeff and Tracy Lamar of Decatur.
The bride was escorted by her father and step-father.
Maid of honor was Jennifer Sisneroz of Plano, sister of the bride. Bridal attendants were Jennie Martin of Fort Worth and Nicholas Williams of Rio de Janeiro.
Flower girl was Madison Sisneroz, cousin of the bride and daughter of Jerry and Bethany Sisneroz. Ringbearer was Jack Podsednik, cousin of the groom and son of Grant and Kelley Podsednik.
Best man was Bret Emery of Houston. Groomsmen were Corey Lamar of Decatur and Garrett Lance of Houston.
A reception followed at the ballroom.
The bride is a graduate of Newman Smith High School in Carrollton and Texas Tech University. She is employed by Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth.
The groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and Texas Tech. He is employed by Jack Morton Co. in Irving.
Following a honeymoon trip to Costa Rica, the couple live in Fort Worth.

Lee - Donald and Mary Frances Lee
Published Thursday, March 3, 2011
Donald and Mary Frances Lee of Boyd celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 22, 2010, with dinner at Sweetie Pies in Decatur.
Donald Lee and the former Mary Frances Swann were married Dec. 23, 1960, in Sanford, Fla. They moved to Texas in 1972.
They have a daughter, Sheree Lee Zimmer and husband, Shawn Garrett, of Blue Mound; a son, David Lee and wife, Tammy, of Boyd; grandchildren LisaMae Zimmer and husband, Daniel Dunn, William Zimmer 2nd and wife, Megan, Amanda Zimmer and Sarah Lee; and great-grandson Nolan Dunn.
Donald is a retired parts manager and electrical engineer and a U.S. Army veteran.
Mary Frances is a homemaker and enjoys genealogy.
Both are involved in Bible studies

Little - Keri Dennard and Justin Little
Published Thursday, June 2, 2011
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Keri Dennard and Justin Little
Keri Dennard of Kingwood, daughter of Ron and Doris Dennard of Decatur, will marry Justin Little of Kingwood, son of Tommy and Gail Little of Bryan, July 14, 2011, in Perdido Key, Fla.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School and Tarleton State University. She is a teacher and coach at Kingwood Middle School in the Humble school district.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Franklin High School and Tarleton State University. He is a trooper trainee for the Texas Department of Public Safety and plans to graduate in July.

Lovell - Gordon and Peggy Lovell
Published Thursday, June 30, 2011
Gordon and Peggy Lovell
Gordon and Peggy Lovell
Gordon L. and Peggy Lovell of Decatur will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Saturday, July 2.
Gordon and the former Peggy F. Taylor were married July 2, 1941, at the First Methodist Church in Lubbock.
They have two sons, Donald R. Lovell and wife, Lynn, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Gary D. Lovell and wife, Janice, of Decatur; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The couple retired from Lovell Plumbing Supply and attend First Baptist Church in Decatur. He is a member of the American Legion, and she is a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha.

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