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Mancilla - Veronica Monjaraz and Juneor Mancilla
Published Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Veronica Monjaraz and Juneor Mancilla
Veronica Monjaraz and Juneor Mancilla
Veronica Monjaraz, daughter of Santiago and Maria Monjaraz, all of Bridgeport, will marry Juneor Mancilla of Bridgeport, son of Fortino and Socorro Mancilla of Bowie, Nov. 19, 2011, at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 2009 graduate of Weatherford College. She is a registered nurse at Wise Regional Health System.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of Bowie High School. He is employed by Richey Oilfield.

Mara - Jerry and Kay Mara
Published Thursday, June 16, 2011
Jerry and Kay Mara
Jerry and Kay Mara
Jerry and Kay Mara of Decatur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Decatur. Friends and family are asked to not bring gifts.
Jerry Mara and the former Kay Prestage were married July 1, 1961, in Gainesville.
They have three children, Sheri Mara of Ashville, N.C., and Perry Mara and Julie Britt, both of Decatur; and three grandchildren, Matthew, David and Ty.
Jerry is a dairy farmer. He is a member of the Wise County Sheriff’s Posse and sat on the Texas Maine-Anjou Association board of directors.
Kay owned Cozy Corner Hallmark and managed Messenger Hallmark, in Decatur. She is a past president of the Decatur Woman’s Club and is current president of the district federation.
They are members of First Baptist Church in Decatur, where she is an organist.

Martinez - Ashlie Brooke White and Jeremiah Martinez
Published Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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Ashlie Brooke White and Jeremiah Martinez
Ashlie Brooke White of Dallas, daughter of Jeff and Stephanie White of Haslet, will marry Jeremiah Martinez of Dallas, son of Maria Ramos of Chicago, on Dec. 10, 2011, at Outreach of Love Church in Springtown.
The Rev. David White, grandfather of the bride, will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Northwest High School and attends Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas. She is employed by Victoria’s Secret.
The prospective groom also attends the Nations Institute. He works for FedEx.

Massey - Mr. and Mrs. Michael Raymond Massey
Published Thursday, June 2, 2011
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Mr. and Mrs. Michael Raymond Massey
Leah Michelle Kessler of Rhome and Michael Raymond Massey of Fort Worth were married May 7 at the 1889 Wedding Chapel in Decatur. Bill Hughes officiated the ceremony. A reception hosted by parents and family of the couple followed the ceremony at the chapel.
The bride is the daughter of Donna and Richard Fitzgerald of Rhome and Scott Kessler of Cottage Grove, Ore.
The groom is the son of Ray and Sharon Massey of Bertram.
The couple resides in Fort Worth.

McAsey - Jack and Sherry McAsey
Published Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Jack and Sherry McAsey
Jack and Sherry McAsey
Jack and Sherry McAsey of Paradise will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Nov. 27.
Jack McAsey and the former Sherry James were married Nov. 27, 1971, in West Memphis, Ark.
They have four daughters: Amy Norwood and husband, Larry, of Runaway Bay; Mandy Poe and husband, Toby, of Lindale; Sarah Richey of Bridgeport; and Sunni McAsey of Paradise. Their grandchildren are Devan McAsey-Perez, Landry Norwood, Ryan Norwood, Krista Richey, Luke Poe and Casey Poe.
Jack is a construction contractor and owner of Master’s Builders. Sherry is a librarian at Paradise High School. and a member of the Texas Librarians Association.
They attend Victory Family Church, where Jack is involved with men’s Bible study and Sherry with the jail ministry.

McCall - Mr. and Mrs. Jason Robert McCall
Published Thursday, March 31, 2011
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Mr. and Mrs. Jason Robert McCall
Amanda Nicole Peterson and Jason Robert McCall, both of Decatur, had a symbolic beachside wedding ceremony Feb. 25, 2011, at Oceal Coral and Turquesa Resort in Puerto Morelos, Mexico.
The couple was married Jan. 21 in Decatur by Justice of the Peace Terri Johnson.
The bride is the daughter of Beneva and Elmer Stockton of Haltom City and Mark and Leanne Peterson of Decatur. Her father escorted her at the Decatur ceremony. She is employed by Rosenbaum Dental in Decatur.
The groom is the son of Lorna and Bobby Morris of Valley View and Dave McCall of Spokane, Wash. He is a patrol deputy and assistant Special Weapons And Tactics commander for the Wise County Sheriff’s Office.

McKenzie - Heather Michelle Staley and Cody Benton McKenzie
Published Thursday, September 22, 2011
Heather Michelle Staley and Cody Benton McKenzie
Heather Michelle Staley and Cody Benton McKenzie
Heather Michelle Staley, daughter of Doug and Cindy Staley, all of Paradise, will marry Cody Benton McKenzie, son of JB and Cathy McKenzie, all of Decatur, Nov. 13, 2011, in Azle.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Paradise High School and completed her medical assistant certification in 2009 at Weatherford College. She is employed by Clinical Care Associates of Wise Regional Health System.
The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of Paradise High School and a 2010 graduate of Howard Payne University.

Meador - Catherine Grace Gaston and Thad Thomas Meador
Published Thursday, April 7, 2011
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Catherine Grace Gaston and Thad Thomas Meador
Cathrine Grace Gaston of Decatur, daughter of J.M. and Candy Gaston of Saint Jo, will marry Thad Thomas Meador, son of Suzette and Wiley Meador, all of Decatur, May 6 at Buffalo Valley Event Center in Denton. Duane White will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a graduate of River of Life Christian Academy. She is employed by Nu Skin Enterprises.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and is employed by Devon Energy.

Melson - Johnny and Deanna Melson
Published Thursday, August 11, 2011
Johnny and Deanna Melson
Johnny and Deanna Melson
Johnny and Deanna Melson of Decatur celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011.
Johnny Melson and the former Deanna Grant were married Aug. 6, 1971, at the First Assembly of God Church in Decatur.
They have two daughters, Deirdre Moreno and Camille Melson; and three grandchildren, Cassandra, Mercedes and Chris.
Johnny is a diesel mechanic, and Deanna is a homemaker.

Miller - Lindsey Leann Ward and Griffin Patrick Miller
Published Thursday, August 18, 2011
Lindsey Leann Ward and Griffin Patrick Miller
Lindsey Leann Ward and Griffin Patrick Miller
Lindsey Leann Ward of Dallas, daughter of Glynn and Patricia Johnson of Forestburg and the late James D. Ward, will marry Griffin Patrick Miller of Dallas, son of Sandy Miller of Dallas and John and Susan Miller of St. Petersburg, Fla., Sept. 17, 2011, in Aubrey.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of North Texas. She is employed by Freddie Mac.
The prospective groom is a 2009 graduate of North Dakota Center for Distance Education. He is employed by GameStop.

Mitchum - John and Maurice Mitchum
Published Thursday, March 24, 2011
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John and Maurice Mitchum
John and Maurice Mitchum of Decatur celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 19 with a reception in Denton hosted by their children.
John married Maurice McCarty Feb. 17, 1961, in Sunset.
They have five children: Carl Mitchum of Sanger, Lee Mitchum of Chico, Terry Mitchum of Lavonia, Ga.,Tammy Groves of Crafton, Kelly Mitchum of Alvord and Karen Mitchum Faulkner of Denton; and seven grandchildren.
John retired from Wise County; he worked in Precinct 2.
Maurice is a homemaker

Morganthaler - Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Jarrett Morganthaler
Published Thursday, February 3, 2011
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Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Jarrett Morganthaler
Jessica Lynn Luedtke and Kyle Jarrett Morganthaler, both of Northlake, were married in a double ring ceremony Nov. 28, 2010, at Northeast Wedding Chapel in Hurst.
The bride is the daughter of Jimmy Luedtke of Fort Worth and Keri Coffman of Justin.
The groom is the son of Eddie and Nancy Morganthaler of Rhome.
Maid of honor was Maygen Luedtke of Springtown, sister of the bride; best man was Cody Morganthaler of Decatur, brother of the groom; and ring bearer was Desel Cy Morganathaler of Decatur, son of the bride and groom

Motsenbocker - Ralph and Ernesteen Motsenbocker
Published Thursday, May 19, 2011
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Ralph and Ernesteen Motsenbocker
Ralph and Ernesteen Motsenbocker of Decatur will be honored for their 65th wedding anniversary at the wedding of their granddaughter, Alesha Page, to Bryan Shobar Saturday, May 21, at Grace Baptist Church in Decatur.
Ralph and the former Ernesteen Davis were married May 21, 1946, in Wichita Falls.
They have a son, Kirk Motsenbocker of Flower Mound; daughter Kim Saling of Decatur; grandchildren Page of Decatur, Ralph Hunt of Ohio, and Zack Motsenbocker and Ashlyn Motsenbocker of Flower Mound; and a great-grandchild on the way.
Ralph is a farmer and a retired school superintendent, and Ernesteen is a retired banker. They are members of Grace Baptist.

Myers - Victoria Wallace and Clayton Myers
Published Thursday, March 3, 2011
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Victoria Wallace and Clayton Myers
Victoria Wallace, daughter of Ricky and Anna Wallace, will marry Clayton Myers, son of Kelly and Sara Myers, all of Decatur, April 16, 2011, in Denton with Jerry Myers officiating.
The bride-elect attended Decatur High School and Tarrant County College and is employed by MedStar Emergency Services in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom attended Slidell High School and Weatherford College and works for Brazos Electric Cooperative.

Neill - Erika Leigh Keese and Scott Alan Neill
Published Thursday, June 2, 2011
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Erika Leigh Keese and Scott Alan Neill
Erika Leigh Keese of Lufkin, daughter of Rex and Gabe Keese of Decatur, will marry Scott Alan Neill of Lufkin, son of Don and Kay Neill of Tyler, June 25, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Decatur High School. She graduated from Hardin-Simmons University and earned a law degree from Baylor University in 2009. She is employed by Zeleskey Law Firm in Lufkin.
The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Lufkin High School. He earned a bachelor of business administration in operations management and economics from Baylor in 2003. He is a commercial lender for Huntington State Bank in Lufkin.

Norton - Shelby Clark and Rusty Norton
Published Thursday, January 6, 2011
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Shelby Clark and Rusty Norton
Shelby Clark, daughter of Dwayne and Debbie Watts, all of Alvord, will marry Rusty Norton of Alvord, son of Chuck and Carol Norton of Decatur, in the fall.
The bride-elect is a graduate of North Central Texas College and is employed by Angels Care Home Health.
The prospective groom is employed by Energy Service Company.

O’Connell - Kaitlin Nicole Wright and Jeremy Lawrence O’Connell
Published Thursday, May 12, 2011
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Kaitlin Nicole Wright and Jeremy Lawrence O'Connell
Kaitlin Nicole Wright of Fort Worth, daughter of Kenneth and Kathy Wright of Newark, will marry Jeremy Lawrence O’Connell of Fort Worth, son of Connie O’Connell of Arlington and Daniel and Margie O’Connell of Roanoke, June 5, 2011, at Bell Tower Chapel in Fort Worth.

O’Rear - Kelsey Leigh Hess and Evan Bennett O’Rear
Published Thursday, April 21, 2011
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Kelsey Leigh Hess and Evan Bennett O'Rear
Kelsey Leigh Hess of Abilene, daughter of Ronnie and Kathy Hess of Decatur, will marry Evan Bennett O’Rear of Abilene, son of David and Beth O’Rear of Huntsville, May 28, 2011, at White Chapel Estates and Gardens in North Richland Hills.
Jacob Baker of Decatur Church of Christ will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School. She earned a bachelor of science degree in exercise and sport science and is pursuing a master’s degree in recreation management at Hardin-Simmons University.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Huntsville High and is pursing a degree in psychology at Abilene Christian University.

Orr - Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Matthew Orr
Published Thursday, July 28, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Matthew Orr
Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Matthew Orr
Lindsay Erin York and Joshua Matthew Orr, both of Palmer, were married July 16, 2011, in Waxahachie.
The bride is the daughter of Cathy York of Rhome. She is a 2001 graduate of Lancaster High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of North Texas. She is a teacher at Ferris Intermediate School.
The groom is the son of Johnny and Brenda Orr of Red Oak. He is 2003 graduate of Southwest Texas State University and is employed by URS Corp. in Dallas.

Pair - Janette and Dale Pair
Published Wednesday, December 28, 2011
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Janette and Dale Pair

Janette and Dale Pair of Flint celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 16.
Dale and the former Janette Wilson were married Dec. 16, 1961, at University Baptist Church in Fort Worth.
They have two daughters, Susan Newcomer and husband, Richard, of Monroe, La., and Sharon Phillips and husband, Lee, of Flint; six grandchildren, Devin, Collin, Paul and Julianna Newcomer, and Keith and Sarah Phillips.
Dale is a retired mechanical engineer. Janette is a retired administrative assistant and homemaker.
They celebrated their anniversary with a family dinner Dec. 17.

Parker - Donnie and Judy Parker
Published Thursday, July 21, 2011
Donnie and Judy Parker
Donnie and Judy Parker
Donnie and Judy Parker of Alvord celebrated their 50th anniversary with a cruise to Alaska and entertaining friends and family at the home of their daughter and family.
Donnie and the former Judy McClung were married July 21, 1961, at Zion Valley Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Chico.
They have two children, son Brent Parker and wife, Cindy, of Prosper, and daughter Donnette Hicks and husband, Larry, of Alvord; and five grandchildren.
Donnie retired from a 40-year banking career where he was a loan officer and vice-president. Judy retired from a 37-year teaching career where she taught at Alvord, Slidell and Decatur.
Both are active members at the Zion Valley Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Donnie is an elder and a Sunday school teacher. Judy is a pianist and Sunday school teacher.

Penland - Mr. and Mrs. Clay Stuart Penland
Published Thursday, April 7, 2011
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Mr. and Mrs. Clay Stuart Penland
Christina Lynn Hunley and Clay Stuart Penland, both of Frisco, were married Jan. 8, 2011, at Harmony Chapel in Aubrey. The Rev. Kevin Moore officiated the single-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mike and Tish Hunley of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Bryce and Amy Penland of Melissa.
Matron of honor was Leslie (Penland) Bickenbach of Melissa. Bridesmaids were Shelby Ferguson of McKinney, Brandi Chambers of Dallas, Katie Shelgren of Frisco, Stephanie Howard of Nashville and Angela Lutes of Allen.
Flower girl was Katie Thompson of McKinney, and Brandi Chambers read scripture.
Best man was Cole Kiefer of Prosper. Groomsmen were Bo Chapman of Plano, Justin Adams of Texarkana, Kyle Hunley of Decatur, Jared Bickenbach of Melissa and Zach Beaver of Denton.
Ushers were Kaleb West of Allen, Jared Vaughn of Carrollton and Ryan Duke of Denton.
A reception was hosted by the bride’s parents.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of Decatur High School. She also graduated from the University of North Texas, and is employed by Orthofix.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of Van Alstyne High School. He also graduated from UNT and Collin County College Fire Academy.
Following a honeymoon trip to Turks and Caicos Islands, the couple live in Frisco.

Pierce - Mr. and Mrs. Justin Dean Pierce
Published Thursday, May 12, 2011
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Mr. and Mrs. Justin Dean Pierce
Sara Kathleen Wilson of Paradise and Justin Dean Pierce of Chico were married March 26, 2011, at the home of Mark and Loucreia Biggerstaff in Chico. Floyd Jones of Lipan officiated the double-ring ceremony.
Maid of honor was Heather Staley, and best man was Jimmy Counts.
The bride is the daughter of Darryl and Loretta Wilson of Paradise and the granddaughter of Margurite Lofton of Greenville, Miss., and Judy Wilson of Boyd. A graduate of Paradise High School and Clarendon Junior College, she is attending Texas Woman’s University and is employed by Walmart.
The groom is the son of Harold Pierce of Lake Worth and Cheryl Wilson of Chico. He is the grandson of James and Mary Wright of Chico. A graduate of Chico High School, he is employed by Dambold and Wilson Pipeline Construction Co. and serves in the Texas National Guard.
The couple will live in Chico.

Piper - Ashley Diane Norvelle and William Frank Piper
Published Thursday, August 25, 2011
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Ashley Diane Norvelle, daughter of Allyson and James Harrell, all of Fort Worth, and William Norvelle Jr., of Dallas, will marry William Frank Piper, son of Olon and Sarrah Piper, all of Newark, Sept. 10, 2011, at the home of the groom’s grandfather, Joseph F. Piper, in Rhome.
Dr. Tom Bedichek of Alliance Church of Christ will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Crowley High School and is pursuing a degree in sonography at Tarrant County College.
The groom is a 2006 graduate of Northwest High School and works for Piper Cabinets.

Pruett - Jaclyn Bianca Ortiz and Kristopher Ryan Pruett
Published Thursday, June 30, 2011
Jaclyn Bianca Ortiz and Kristopher Ryan Pruett
Jaclyn Bianca Ortiz and Kristopher Ryan Pruett
Jaclyn Bianca Ortiz of Waco, daughter of Brent and Cindy Duncan of Decatur, will marry Kristopher Ryan Pruett of Waco, son of Chris and Debbie Dowdy of Cleburne and William Pruett of Clifton, Aug. 20, 2011, at Southlake Church of the Assemblies of God in Southlake. Jeremy LaBorde, the couple’s pastor at Gloryland Church in Crawford, will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Paradise High School and is employed by Wells Fargo in Waco.
The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of Clifton High School and is studying drafting and design technology at Texas State Technical College in Waco, where he is also employed

Pruett (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Kristopher Ryan Pruett
Published Wednesday, December 14, 2011
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Mr. and Mrs. Kristopher Ryan Pruett
Jaclyn Bianca Ortiz and Kristopher Ryan Pruett, both of Wichita Falls, were married Aug. 20, 2011, at the Southlake Church of the Assemblies of God. Jeremy LaBorde with Gloryland Church in Crawford officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Brent and Cindy Duncan of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Chris and Debbie Dowdy of Cleburne and William Pruett of Clifton.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a taffeta lace halter dress with an a-line skirt and a side drape with beaded lace appliques and chapel-length train. Her shoulder-length veil was accented with a tiara.
She carried a bouquet of calla lilies that was adorned at the stems with a mother-of-pearl pendant from Israel that belonged to the her late great-grandmother.
Maid of honor was Shayna Huegel of Waco. Bridesmaids were Courtney Dillon of Little Rock, Ark., and Shanda Edwards of Fort Worth.
Attendants wore their choice of dress in fuschia chiffon. They carried bouquets of brightly-colored gerbera daisies.
Flower girls were Natalie Huegel of Waco, daughter of Andy and Shayne Huegel, and Haven Berry of Hewitt, daughter of Brandon and Jeanie Berry.
Ringbearers were Wyatt and Tate Turner of Decatur, cousins of the bride and sons of Brian and Michelle Turner.
Best man was William Pruett, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Nathaniel Patterson of Hewitt and Michael Bixby of Valley Mills.
Ushers were Brian Turner of Decatur, uncle of the bride, Jeremy Herring of Gatesville and Brandon Berry of Hewitt.
Guestbook attendant was Carla Arnold of Arlington.
Pianist was Stephanie White. The bride marched down the aisle to a saxophone played by the Rev. Jeff White. Soloists were Michael and Michelle Bixby.
A reception hosted by the bride’s family followed at the church. Rebecca Herring of Gatesville, Maressa Peyton of North Richland Hills, and Ashley Powell and Megan Wells of Waco, served as the house party.
The bride is a 2007 graduate of Paradise High School. She is employed by Wells Fargo.
The groom is a 2006 graduate of Clifton High School. He is completing studies in mechanical drafting at Texas State Technical College in Waco and is employed by Air Tractor in Olney.
The couple live in Wichita Falls.

Reaves - Mr. and Mrs. Kristopher Brice Reaves
Published Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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Mr. and Mrs. Kristopher Brice Reaves

Melinda Kay Stover and Kristopher Brice Reaves of Decatur were married Sept. 17, 2011, at the home of the groom’s parents in Bowie. Monty Tuttle with Central Fellowship Church officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Ricky and Judy Stutt of Decatur and the late Hollie McCabe.
The groom is the son of Don and Hyawana Reaves of Bowie.
The bride was escorted by Ricky Stutt and Bryce Stover of Decatur.
Matrons of honor were Jenny Smith and Sandy Wessalowski. Junior bridesmaids were Kalie Stover and Breanna Stover, daughters of the bride.
Flower girls were Sadee Carstens and Abby Stutt, daughters of Chris and Bridget Stutt. Ringbearer was Colt West, son of Wes and Monica Henry.
Best man was Ronnie Barnes. Groomsman was Curt Plumley.
The bride is a graduate of Decatur High School. She is employed by SignWise Texas.
The groom is a graduate of Paradise High School. He is employed by ROC Services.
The couple live in Decatur.

Rieger - Jennifer Elaine Hicks and John Bradley Rieger
Published Thursday, March 10, 2011
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Jennifer Elaine Hicks and John Bradley Rieger
Jennifer Elaine Hicks of Lubbock, daughter of Rusty and Martha Hicks of Houston, will marry John Bradley Rieger of Lubbock, son of Tim and Sally Rieger of Decatur, June 18, 2011, in Decatur.
Roy Spore with First United Methodist Church in Decatur will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Stratford High School and attends Texas Tech University.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and Texas Tech.

Robinson - Hillary Jones and Nathan Robinson
Published Thursday, March 24, 2011
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Hillary Jones and Nathan Robinson
Hillary Jones of Stephenville, daughter of S. Mike and Joanna Jones of Paradise, will marry Nathan Robinson of Stephenville, son of Bradley and Virginia Robinson of Aledo, July 9, 2011, in Bridgeport. Father Sojan George of St. John the Baptizer Catholic Church will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Bridgeport High School and expects to graduate in May 2011 from Tarleton State University where she is a cheerleader and a member of Alpha Gamma Delta.
The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of Aledo High School and also expects to graduate in May from Tarleton where he is a TSU Plowboy. He is also a Mason.

Romines - Leandra Breeze and Chris Romines
Published Thursday, July 21, 2011
Leandra Breeze and Chris Romines
Leandra Breeze and Chris Romines
Leandra Breeze of Runaway Bay, daughter of Billy Jack and Lisa Breeze of Runaway Bay, will marry Chris Romines of Runaway Bay, son of Charles and Elaine Romines of Chico, Sept. 17, 2011, at The Lakes-Castle Hills in Lewisville.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Berkner High School in Richardson and 2011 graduate of the University of North Texas. She is employed by HRB Operating Co. Inc.
The groom is a 2004 graduate of Chico High School. He is employed by Valerus Compression in Weatherford

Salazar - Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Rene Salazar
Published Wednesday, December 7, 2011
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Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Rene Salazar
Wendy Marie Reed and Gabriel Rene Salazar of Houston were married July 31, 2011, in a sunrise hot air balloon ceremony in Houston.
The bride is the daughter of Craig and Rose Reed of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Marcelo Salazar of Houston.
Following a honeymoon to Gruene, a reception was held at Juergen’s Hall in Cypress on Aug. 20.
The bride is a graduate of Decatur High School and Western State College in Gunnison, Colo. She is employed by the Art Institute of Houston.
The groom is a graduate of Jefferson Davis High School and the University of Houston in Clear Lake. He is a martial arts instructor at Kim Soo Karate.
The couple live in Houston.

Sandford - Sally Jean Williams and Jack Dylan Sandford
Published Wednesday, December 7, 2011
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Sally Jean Williams and Jack Dylan Sandford
Jack Dylan Sandford, son of Blake and Carole Sandford, all of Greenwood, will marry Sally Jean Williams, daughter of Art and Jean Williams, all of Friendswood, on Jan. 7, 2012, at Greenwood Baptist Church.

Sanford - Danielle Dawn Rosales and Joshua Allen Sanford
Published Thursday, June 30, 2011
Danielle Dawn Rosales and Joshua Allen Sanford
Danielle Dawn Rosales and Joshua Allen Sanford
Danielle Dawn Rosales of Justin, daughter of Robert Rosales of Denton and Terri Rosales of Decatur, will marry Joshua Allen Sanford of Justin, son of Pat and Tammy Sanford of Paradise, Oct. 8, 2011, in Paradise.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School and Texas Woman’s University. She is employed by the city of Denton.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Paradise High School and Weatherford College. He is employed by Medstar.

Self - Brittany Harlow and Steven Self
Published Thursday, July 7, 2011
Brittany Harlow and Steven Self
Brittany Harlow and Steven Self
Brittany Harlow of Decatur, daughter of Jean and Mark Knox of Chico and Dwayne and Lori Harlow of Decatur, will marry Steven Self of Decatur, son of Bill and Kathy Self of Decatur, July 8, 2011, at A&M Gardens in Azle.
The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Decatur High School. She is employed by Wells Fargo.
The groom is a 2007 graduate of Decatur High and works for Wilson Oilfield Supply.

Shelton, Jeremy Michael - Hayley Beth Blake and Jeremy Michael Shelton
Published Thursday, June 30, 2011
Hayley Beth Blake and Jeremy Michael Shelton
Hayley Beth Blake and Jeremy Michael Shelton
Hayley Beth Blake of Prosper, daughter of Rosewitta and Steven Blake of San Antonio, will marry Jeremy Michael Shelton, son of Margie and Gary Shelton of Decatur, July 16, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Decatur. Luke Oyler, friend of the groom, will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Texas A&M Commerce, where she majored in elementary education.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and University of North Texas, where he earned a bachelor of business administration degree in entrepreneurship

Shelton, Jim - Jim and Neva Shelton
Published Thursday, June 16, 2011
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Jim and Neva Shelton
Jim and Neva Shelton of Denton, formerly of Chico, will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary with a family dinner Saturday, June 25, at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Johnna and Michael Sweet.
Jim Shelton and the former Neva Selby were married June 23, 1956, in Gainesville.
They also have a son, Jimmy Shelton Jr. and wife, Flora, of Chico; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Jim retired from General Electric. Neva retired from Mitchell Energy.
They are members of Decatur Church of Christ.

Shriver - Cassie Rene Knight and Bryan Eugene Shriver
Published Thursday, March 10, 2011
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Cassie Rene Knight and Bryan Eugene Shriver
Cassie Rene Knight of Owensboro, Ky., daughter of Robin and Tommy Frantom of Alvord, Jeff and Katherine Knight of Williams, Calif., and Donnie Howard of Owensboro, will marry Bryan Eugene Shriver of Sunset, son of Marty and Mary Shriver of Bowie, March 26, 2011, in Rose Rock Chapel in Azle.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charles and Barbara Knight of Bowie, G.O. and Lou Wade of Midland and Janet Howard and Judy Howard, both of Owensboro.
She is a 2004 graduate of Owensboro High School and graduated cum laude from Midwestern State University at Wichita Falls in 2009 with a bachelor of science degree in social work. She is a member of Phi Alpha honor society and is employed by Senior Care Health & Rehabilitation Center in Decatur as admissions coordinator.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Barbara Shriver of Sunset and James and Donna Walderbach of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
He is a 2001 graduate of Bowie High School and earned an associate of applied science degree in information technology in 2002 from Hi-Tech Institute in Phoenix. He works for Wise Electric Cooperative in Decatur in its computer department.

Steel - Roy and Pat Steel
Published Thursday, July 7, 2011
Roy and Pat Steel
Roy and Pat Steel
Roy and Pat Steel of Paradise will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception hosted by their family at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 17, in Paradise.
Roy Steel and the former Pat Roberts were married July 15, 1961, in Dallas.
They have a daughter, Cindy Staley, and son-in-law, Doug, of Paradise and granddaughters Ashley Hankum and Heather Staley.
Roy retired from the Army and Central Telephone Co. and is a Paradise city council member.
Pat is a Paradise Economic Development Corp. member.
They are active members at First Baptist Church of Paradise.

Stephenson - James and Carroll Lynn Stephenson
Published Thursday, September 15, 2011
James and Carroll Lynn Stephenson
James and Carroll Lynn Stephenson
James and Carroll Lynn Stephenson of Park Springs celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011.
James Stephenson and the former Carroll Lynn Hughes were married Aug. 7, 1971, at the First Christian Church in Ferguson, Iowa.
They have three daughters, Jamie Rae, Jacqueline Francis and Jennifer Lynn; and six grandchildren, Jordan, Lexi, Jadn, Jarett, Morgan and Kayla.

Taylor - Meghan McLaughlin and Barry Taylor
Published Thursday, September 29, 2011
Meghan McLaughlin and Barry Taylor
Meghan McLaughlin and Barry Taylor
Meghan McLaughlin of Decatur, daughter of George and Kristin McLaughlin of Amelia, Va., will marry Barry Taylor, son of Jerry Taylor and Elaine Jackson, all of Decatur, June 2012 in Weatherford.

Teran - Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Alejandro Teran
Published Thursday, May 19, 2011
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Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Alejandro Teran
Sarah Lindsey Sams and Isaac Alejandro Teran of Decatur, were married May 7 at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens.
The bride is the daughter of Ronda and Phil Sams of Newark. Her father officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The groom is the son of Isaac Teran of Alvord and Janie Fox of Decatur.
Escorted by her father and daughter, Annabelle Teran, the bride wore a strapless, ivory gown that featured a satin bodice with a sweetheart neckline and an angled drop waist. Layers of organza ruffles cascaded to the floor and formed a four-foot train.
Her headpiece was a small net studded with rhinestones and a flower, which she wore to the side. She carried a bouquet of cascading ivory orchids and wine calla lilies.
Maid of honor was Danielle Sams of Alvord, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Serria Teran of Decatur, sister of the groom, and Andrea Frazier of Garland, cousin of the bride.
Bridal attendants wore floor-length gowns of wine chiffon with a beaded empire waist. They carried long-stem white calla lilies.
Flower girl was the couple’s daughter. She wore a satin, ivory dress with organza overlay.
Best man was Brendon Dane of Denton. Groomsmen were Kaleb Hineman-Hughes of Spring and T.J. Brami of Huffman.
Guestbook attendant was Makenzie Fox of Decatur, sister of the groom.
Violinist Paul Tullis played the wedding march and Adam Sandler’s “I Wanna Grow Old With You.”
The bride’s parents hosted a reception at their home.
The bride is a graduate of Alvord High School and is a certified pharmacy technician for S & J Pharmacy.
The groom is a graduate of Alvord High and Texas State Technical College. He is employed by Nabors Drilling.
The couple is planning a honeymoon. They reside in Decatur.

Tollett - Jeanna Leigh Dennard and Joshua Ryan Tollett
Published Thursday, July 7, 2011
Jeanna Leigh Dennard and Joshua Ryan Tollett
Jeanna Leigh Dennard and Joshua Ryan Tollett
Jeanna Leigh Dennard of Decatur, daughter of Ron and Doris Dennard of Decatur, will marry Joshua Ryan Tollett of College Station, son of Jim and Tammy Tollett of Troup, Aug. 13, 2011, in Bryan.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2011 graduate of Texas A&M University.
The groom is a 2007 graduate of Troup High School and a 2011 graduate of Texas A&M. He is employed by Southeastern Freight Lines in Dallas.

Tremaine - Melony Sue Otto and Jason William Tremaine
Published Thursday, April 21, 2011
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Melony Sue Otto and Jason William Tremaine
Melony Sue Otto of Bridgeport, daughter of the late Carla Otto, Art Otto of Kingsley, Iowa, and Linda Noah of Bedford, will marry Jason William Tremaine of Bridgeport, son of Bill and Linda Tremaine of Fort Worth, Sept. 25, 2011, at Bridgeport Community Center.
Judge Karen Green will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Trinity High School in Euless.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Granbury High School and is general manager of Aaron’s Sales and Lease Ownership in Bridgeport

Troxell - Ann and Robert Troxell
Published Wednesday, December 28, 2011
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Ann and Robert Troxell

Ann and Robert Troxell of Newark celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 16 with a trip to Hawaii.
Robert Troxell and the former Ann Bennett were married Dec. 16, 1961, at the home of the bride’s parents.
They have four children, Terri Troxell of Rhome, Toni Staton of Decatur and Tammi Hernandez and Tim Troxell, both of Newark; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
They had a family celebration at their home on Christmas Eve.

Tuegel - Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Morgan Tuegel
Published Thursday, February 10, 2011
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Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Morgan Tuegel
Michelle Andrea Simpson and Andrew Morgan Tuegel, both of Waco, were married Sept. 4, 2010, at St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church in Dallas. The Rev. Johnny Irish, the bride’s childhood minister, officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mike and Martine Simpson of Bridgeport.
The groom is the son of Dr. Greg and Vicki Tuegel of Abilene.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a gown designed by Melissa Sweet for Priscilla of Boston. The strapless silk garza fit-to-flare gown featured a modified sweetheart neckline with delicate embroidery along the bodice and scattered dogwood flowers that cascaded down to a dramatic sweep at the hem.
Maids of honor were Mackenzie Simpson and Maryssa Simpson, sisters of the bride, of Waco. Bridesmaids were Liz Tuegel and Amy Tuegel, sisters of the groom, of Abilene.
Honor attendants wore floor-length, black dresses by Priscilla of Boston in different styles.
Flower girl was Grace Tuegel, 5, sister of the groom, of Abilene.
Ringbearer was Daniel Tuegel, 5, brother of the groom, of Abilene.
Best man was Peter Pope of Houston. Groomsmen were Justin Scott, Matt Saler and Cole Roberson.
Ushers were Ronnie Turner Jr., Sameer Karim, Tyler Barnett, Geoffrey Turner and Alex Wallace.
Organist was Joe Snyder and pianist was Amy Tuegel. Soloist was Maryssa Simpson.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at the Dallas Arboretum.
Servers were Megan Oneil, Kate MacWithey, Beth Chermel, Ruthie Collins, Marissa McGowen and Lauren Wilson.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Rollins College in Florida, where she water skied professionally and graduated from Baylor Law School in 2010. She is employed by the law offices of Rod Goble.
The groom graduated from Abilene Christian University with a degree in political science and from Baylor Law School in 2010. He is employed by the law firm of Harrison, Davis, Steakley and Morrison.
Following a honeymoon to Costa Rica, the couple reside in Waco.

Tuggle - Thomas Edward ‘Eddie’ and Nyoka Tuggle
Published Wednesday, December 7, 2011
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Thomas Edward 'Eddie' and Nyoka Tuggle
Thomas Edward “Eddie” and Nyoka Tuggle of Newark will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011.
Thomas Edward Tuggle and the former Nyoka Modell Anderson were married Dec. 8, 1961, in Fort Worth.
They have two daughters, Karla Vondiezelski and husband, Chris, of Newark and Cheryl Walls and husband, Derek, of Crafton; a son, Edward Romero/Tuggle of Azle; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Eddie is self-employed in concrete construction, and Nyoka is a homemaker.
They will host an anniversary party at their home on County Road 4856 in Newark from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Call Cheryl Walls at (940) 393-1909 for more information.

Unkart - Mr. and Mrs. Jerrod Cole Unkart
Published Wednesday, December 14, 2011
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Mr. and Mrs. Jerrod Cole Unkart
Brittany LeAnn McKinnon and Jerrod Cole Unkart of Bedford were married Sept. 10, 2011, at the bride’s parents’ home in Decatur. Gerre Joiner with First Baptist Church of Paradise officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Bob and Terri McKinnon of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Jan Unkart of Keller and the late Jerry Unkart.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an Alfred Angelo vintage white, satin ballgown with organza ribbon embroidery with metallic accents, rhinestones, pearls and sequins, crystal beading along the bodice and a chapel-length train.
She wore a vintage flower and feather hair clip, and red Converse tennis shoes. She carried a bouquet of red roses and a single yellow rose tied in a Swavorski crystal beaded stem.
Maid of honor was Amber Koontz of Decatur. Bridesmaids were Claudette Coble of Chico, Brittany Simpson of Haltom City, Jillian Unkart of Keller, sister of the groom, and Andrea McKinnon of Decatur, sister-in-law of the bride.
Honor attendants wore black summer dresses of their choice and red Converse tennis shoes. They carried a red rose and white stalk tied with pearl white ribbon.
Flower girl was Jayci Kae McKinnon of Decatur, daughter of Trey and Andrea McKinnon and niece of the bride.
Best man was Justin Unkart of Keller, brother of the groom.
Groomsmen included: Nathan Morton of Haltom City, cousin of the groom; Dylan Hughes of Watauga; Jason Dela Cruz of Haltom City; and Trey McKinnon of Decatur, brother of the bride.
A reception hosted by the bride’s parents followed the ceremony.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of Decatur High School and of the Ogle School of Hair-Skin-Nails. She is employed by Pedigo’s International Diamond Company in Irving.
The groom is a 2002 graduate of Haltom High School. He is employed by Cash Pawn in Haltom City.
Following a honeymoon trip to San Antonio, the couple live in Bedford.

Wallace - Mackenzie Lee Simpson and Alexander Thomas Wallace
Published Thursday, April 14, 2011
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Mackenzie Lee Simpson and Alexander Thomas Wallace
Mackenzie Lee Simpson, daughter of Mike and Martine Simpson, all of Bridgeport, will marry Alexander Thomas Wallace, son of Tom and Marja Wallace of Austin, Aug. 27, 2011, in Austin.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and a master’s degree in taxation from Baylor University. She expects to graduate from Baylor Law School July 30.
The prospective groom is a graduate of James Bowie High School in Austin and graduated from Baylor with a Bachelor of Business Administration in management and professional sales and a Master of Business Administration. He is employed by Dwyer Group in Waco.

Walter - Tiffany Skye Tillman and David Gray Walter
Published Thursday, March 24, 2011
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Tiffany Skye Tillman and David Gray Walter
Tiffany Skye Tillman, daughter of Holly Jones Tillman and Joe Dwight Tillman Sr., will marry David Gray Walter, son of Dr. Michael and Renee Walter, all of Fort Worth, May 7, 2011, at Possum Kingdom Lake in Graham. Greg Wells will officiate.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Hollis W. Jones of Decatur and Doris Richeson of Graham. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington and is employed by Fort Worth Independent School District.
The prospective groom attended Tarrant County College and Lon Morris College. He works for Richeson Management Corporation in Graham.

Walton - Andrea Kaye Wood and Timothy Joe Walton
Published Thursday, January 20, 2011
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Andrea Kaye Wood and Timothy Joe Walton
Andrea Kaye Wood of Bridgeport, daughter of Barry and Kaye Wood of Paradise, will marry Timothy Joe Walton of Bridgeport, son of Tim Walton and Cheryl Roberts, both of Poolville, Sept. 24, 2011.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and Ogle School for Hair, Skin and Nails. She is self-employed as a hair beautician.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Poolville High School and is a self-employed oil field worker.

Washburn - Mr. and Mrs. Lance Aaron Washburn
Published Thursday, January 27, 2011
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Mr. and Mrs. Lance Aaron Washburn
Emily Lynette Wood of Kaufman and Lance Aaron Washburn of Krum were married Dec. 11, 2010, at First Baptist Church in Decatur. Ken May officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Larry and Becky Morris of Kaufman.
The groom is the son of Geary and Linda Washburn of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless gown in antique white that featured antique beading.
Maid of honor was Jennifer Pestridge of Kaufman. Bridesmaid was Destiny Pinkston of Kaufman. Flower girls were Lanie Gould of Kaufman, daughter of the bride, and Hallie Washburn of Decatur, daughter of Steve and Laurie Washburn, niece of the groom.
Best man was Geary Washburn. Groomsman was Steve Washburn of Decatur, brother of the groom. Ushers were Rhett Wallace and Jim Coffee, both of Krum. Ring bearer was Newman Washburn, son of Steve and Laurie Washburn, nephew of the groom.
Guestbook attendant was Fallon Sachse of Decatur, niece of the groom. Organist was Kay Mara and soloist was Joyce Ogle.
A reception hosted by the groom’s parents followed the ceremony at the church.
The bride is a graduate of Texas A&M University and is employed by Kaufman Independent School District.
The groom is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and is employed by Denton County Adult Probation.
Following a honeymoon trip to Freeport, Bahamas, the couple live in Krum

Wiener - Codi Dawn Beam and Matthew Benjamin Wiener
Published Thursday, April 21, 2011
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Codi Dawn Beam and Matthew Benjamin Wiener
Codi Dawn Beam, daughter of Glenda and Randy Beam of Newark, will marry Matthew Benjamin Wiener, son of Janna and Dr. Marshall Wiener of Victoria, April 30, 2011, in Playa Mujeres, Mexico.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Pat and Cecil Cross of Newark, and Ann and Louis Hosek of Wayne, Okla. She is completing her chief year of residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. She expects to begin a fellowship with The Methodist Hospital in Houston in minimally invasive and robotics surgery in July.
The prospective groom is the grandson of George Kamins of Houston. He is a graduate of Georgetown Law School in Washington, D.C., and is employed by Vinson and Elkins law firm in Houston

Wietholter - Leah Workman and Chris Wietholter
Published Thursday, September 22, 2011
Leah Workman and Chris Wietholter
Leah Workman and Chris Wietholter
Leah Workman of Tulsa, Okla., daughter of David and Judy Workman of Bridgeport, will marry Chris Wietholter, son of Ray and Elizabeth Wietholter, all of Tulsa, Nov. 5, 2011, in Tulsa.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Bridgeport High School, Oral Roberts University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and Oklahoma State University, where she earned a master’s of business administration. She is employed as a certified fraud examiner at Workman Forensics.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Lincoln Christian School and is a student at Oklahoma State University. He is employed by Opveon Litigation Services.

Williams - Tommy and Virginia Williams
Published Wednesday, November 9, 2011
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Tommy and Virginia Williams
Tommy and Virginia Williams of Decatur celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 29.
Tommy Williams and the former Virginia Starnes were married Oct. 29, 1951, at Corinth Baptist Church just east of Decatur.
They have two sons, Randy Williams and wife, Pam, of Bridgeport and Carey Williams and wife, Amanda, of Decatur; a daughter, Shrea Chapman and husband, Donald, of Decatur; five grandchildren; one step-grandchild; four great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
Tommy retired from Mrs. Bairds after 30 years of service in Wise County and owned and operated Tom’s Pool Service. Both are members of the First Baptist Church of Decatur.

Wilson - Emily Gail Bingham and Chance William Wilson
Published Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Emily Gail Bingham and Chance William Wilson
Emily Gail Bingham and Chance William Wilson
Emily Gail Bingham, daughter of Allen and Judy Bingham, all of Decatur, will marry Chance William Wilson, son of Randy and Melissa Wilson, all of Decatur, on Dec. 17, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect expects to graduate from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls in May 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in education: grades 4-8 mathematics.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s of business administration in management. He is employed by Devon Energy Production Co.

Young - Kandace Joann Schuelke and Corbin Heath Young
Published Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Kandace Joann Schuelke and Corbin Heath Young
Kandace Joann Schuelke and Corbin Heath Young
Kandace Joann Schuelke, daughter of Kenneth and Patty Schuelke of Stanton, will marry Corbin Heath Young, son of Ren and Leisha Young and grandson of Preston Lowery and Loyce Lowery, all of Paradise, Dec. 31, 2011, at the Circle Six Ranch Baptist Tabernacle in Stanton.
The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Grady ISD. She expects to graduate from Howard Payne University in Brownwood in May 2012 with a degree in biology.
The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of Paradise High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Christian studies from Howard Payne. He is working toward his master’s of art degree in theology and is an area representative for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.