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Barnes - Chris and Judy Barnes
Published Saturday, November 17, 2012
Chris and Judy Barnes of Decatur will celebrate their 40th anniversary Nov. 23, 2012.

Chris and Judy Barnes
Chris and the former Judy East were married Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 23, 1972 – at First Baptist Church of Chico.
Their children are John Barnes and wife, Kristina, and Jessica Mohr and husband, Jeremiah. They also have six grandchildren.
Chris works at Smith Oilfield Services in Bridgeport, and Judy works at First State Bank in Bridgeport.

Beck - Mr. and Mrs. Justin David Beck
Published Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Justin David Beck
Sara Daniell Vannoy of Alvord and Justin David Beck of Decatur were married Feb. 25, 2012, at the First Baptist Church in Alvord. Doug Moreland of Wise County Cowboy Church officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Wendy and Donald Vannoy of Alvord.
The groom is the son of Derwin and Debbie Tanner of Decatur.
The bride was escorted by her father.
Bridesmaids were Jennifer Fulford, Elizabeth McPherson and Shelby Griffeth.
Best man was Colton Griffeth. Groomsmen were Derwin Tanner and Blake James.
The bride is a graduate of Decatur High School. She is employed by Bath and Body Works.
The groom is a graduate of Slidell High School. He is employed by North Texas Bank.

Begeman - Jimmy and Maurine Begeman
Published Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Jimmy and Maurine Begeman
Jimmy and Maurine Begeman of Paradise will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 6, 2012.
Jimmy and the former Maurine Dean were married Aug. 6, 1952, in Fredrick, Okla.
Their children are Beverly Robinson of Decatur, Cristy Fuqua and husband, Kenneth, of Paradise, Denise Horner and Rusty Rhine of Port Aransas and Barry Begeman and wife, Brenda, of Decatur.
Grandchildren Kim Haddox and husband, Jeff, of Fort Worth, Daniel Robinson and Scott Horner of Decatur, Kerri Black, Mariah Fuqua and Julie Drevecky and husband, Cary, of Paradise, Jessica Alford and husband, Ray, of Aubrey, Jayson Horner and Lynnsey Horner of Alvord and Jeremy Begeman of Crowley.
Great-grandchildren are Cayson, Dakota, Bryson, Gavin, Grady, Allie, Jayden and Dylan.

Behringer - Steve and Brenda Behringer
Published Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Steve and Brenda Behringer
Steve and Brenda Behringer of Decatur celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Feb. 14, 2012.
Steve and the former Brenda Gayle Merck were married Valentine’s Day 1987 in Crawford.
They have three children: Stephanie Dulaney of Gordensville, Steven Behringer II of Denton and Dalton Behringer of Denver; and three grandchildren.
Steve owns Big State Credit, and Brenda is a homemaker.
They celebrated with a vow renewal hosted by their sons Feb. 3 at the MGM Forever Grand Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas.

Benedick (1) - Cassandra Noel Damron and William Robert Benedick Jr.
Published Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cassandra Noel Damron and William Robert Benedick Jr.
Cassandra Noel Damron of Houston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jody Damron of Graham, will marry William Robert Benedick Jr. of Houston, son of Bill and Susie Benedick of Decatur, on April 28, 2012, at McKinney Memorial Church in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Graham High School and a 2009 graduate of Texas A&M University. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Houston School of Optometry.
The prospective groom is a 2004 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2008 graduate of Texas A&M. He is employed by Fabcorp Manufacturing in Houston.

Benedick (2) - Mr. and Mrs. William Robert Benedick Jr.
Published Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. William Robert Benedick Jr.
Cassandra Noel Damron and William Robert Benedick Jr., both of Houston, were married April 28, 2012, at McKinney Memorial Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Dr. Van Gardner of Decatur officiated the single-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jody and Crystal Damron of Graham.
The groom is the son of Bill and Susie Benedick of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a Maggie Sotero, slim gown that featured a dipped neckline and corset closure. The A-line skirt was decorated with Mikado flowers. She carried a garden-style bouquet of white hydrangeas, spray roses, garden roses, peonies, dusty miller and rananculus.
Matrons of honor were Hailey Lisle, sister of the bride, of Graham and Madeline Williams of College Station. Bridesmaids were Lauren Beiderman of Lubbock and Kelly Albritton, Alyssa Williamson and Dayna Patty, all of Dallas.
They wore Monique Lhuillier, deep purple dresses and carried smaller versions of the bride’s bouquet.
Flower girls were Sadee Carstens, cousin of the groom, of Bridgeport and Kynlee Benedick, niece of the groom, of Decatur. Ringbearer was Maddux Lisle, nephew of the bride, of Graham.
Best man was Will Ishmael of Houston. Groomsmen were Jason Benedick, brother of the groom, of Decatur, Josh Reeves, Robert Morris and Daniel Hayhurst, all of Dallas, Ben Atkins of Houston and Kyle Dickson of Lubbock.
Ushers were Chris Goff and Rownie Kott, both of Houston, Travis Lisle, brother-in-law of the bride, of Graham and Zachery Carstens, cousin of the groom, of Bridgeport.
Serenata Strings, a four-string quartet, performed at the wedding.
A reception hosted by the couple’s parents followed the ceremony at Mira Vista Country Club in Fort Worth. Amanda Howe and Sarah Hunter, both of Houston, served as the house party.
Following a honeymoon to the Dominican Republic, the couple lives in Houston.

Bond - Heather Nicole Ward and Blake Ryan Bond
Published Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Heather Nicole Ward and Blake Ryan Bond
Heather Nicole Ward of Corinth, daughter of Kevin and Faith Ward of Decatur, will marry Blake Ryan Bond of Corinth, son of Tim and Tammy Bond of Denton, May 5, 2012, at The Little Chapel in the Woods on the Texas Woman’s University campus in Denton. Russ Tieken will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Alvord High School in 2006 and North Central Texas College in 2011. She works for Premier Nationwide Lending in Flower Mound.
The prospective groom graduated from John H. Guyer High School in 2007 and is a student at the University of North Texas. He is self-employed.

Bracey - Rachel Gail Brinson and Roy Douglas Bracey
Published Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Rachel Gail Brinson and Roy Douglas Bracey
Rachel Gail Brinson, daughter of Kenneth and Lisa Brinson of Paradise, will marry Roy Douglas Bracey, son of Amy Bracey of Spring and John Bracey of Dobson, N.C., on June 2, 2012, at Bible Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect will graduate from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls in December with a bachelor of science in interdisciplinary studies in early childhood development. She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi honor society.
The prospective groom graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., with a bachelor of science in criminal justice. He is employed by Sherwin Williams Paint Company.

Brock - Alisha Grant and Jason Brock
Published Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Alisha Grant and Jason Brock
Alisha Grant of Burleson, daughter of Danny and Charlotte Grant and Audrey Bates, all of Decatur, will marry Jason Brock of Burleson, son of Charles Brock of Alvarado and Jimmy and Rose Walters of Joshua, March 30, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Burleson. Mike Milburn will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School. She is employed by Legacy Heart Care in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Spearfish High School in Spearfish, S.D. He is an electrician for Austin Electric.

Bryan - Terri Pettijohn and Butch Bryan
Published Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Terri Pettijohn and Butch Bryan
Terri Pettijohn of Dublin, daughter of Pam Kingsbury of Fort Worth and Bo Pettijohn of Dublin, will marry Butch Bryan, son of Kenny and Gloria Bryan, all of Decatur June 2, 2012, at The Brownstone in Weatherford.
The prospective groom is a rancher.

Burkepile (1) - Jacqueline Flusche and Mat Burkepile
Published Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Jacqueline Flusche and Mat Burkepile
Jacqueline Flusche, daughter of Phillip and Brenda Flusche, will marry Mat Burkepile, son of Michael and Pamela Burkepile, on June 16, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster.

Burkepile (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Douglas Burkepile
Published Saturday, October 6, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Douglas Burkepile
Jacqueline Mary Flusche and Mathew Douglas Burkepile of Denton were married June 16, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster. Father Kyle Walterscheid and Father Ken Robinson, both of Sacred Heart, and Father Richard Kirkham of St. Jude Catholic Church in Burkburnett officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Brenda and Phillip Flusche of Muenster.
The groom is the son of Michael and Pamela Burkepile of Garland.
Escorted by her parents, the bride wore a white, lace, strapless gown that featured gold, silver and white beading on the top front and a chapel train. She wore a white covering over her shoulders during Mass and a white, two-tiered veil lined with white sequins, made by Robynn Gardner, cousin of the bride.
She carried a bouquet of purple, white and pink roses tied together with a white ribbon and a pink rosary around the stems.
Maid of honor was Adria Flusche, sister of the bride, of Muenster. Bridesmaids were Myra Thompson, cousin of the bride, of Fort Worth; Nicole Bayer of Muenster; Kristen Grammas of Houston; Sarah Stoffels of Lindsay; and Megan Turbeville of Gainesville.
Junior bridesmaid was Kendra Flusche, youngest sister of the bride, of Muenster.
They wore deep-purple, tea-length, strapless dresses and a blacklace cover-up around the shoulders. The junior bridesmaid wore a purple, tea-length, sleeveless dress.
Flower girl was Abby Burkepile, niece of the groom, daughter of Mike and Susan Burkepile.
Mass servers were Eugene Flynn of Dallas and Zachary Flusche, brother of the bride, of Muenster.
Ringbearer was Nathan Flusche, brother of the bride, of Muenster.
Best Man was Andrew Rozell of Muenster. Groomsmen were Mike Burkepile, brother of the groom, of Fort Smith, Ark.; Matthew Di Giovanni of Arlington; and Tony Guti rrez, John Woerly and Steven Armstrong, all of Fort Worth.
Ushers were Nicholas Flusche, brother of the bride, of Muenster; Archie Wright of Houston; Carl Flusche, uncle of the bride, of Lewisville; and Grant Krahl, uncle of the bride, of Gainesville.
Pianist was Isaac Davis. Stephanie Sayler, coordinator of music and liturgy for Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Denton, sang the Preparation song, Communion song and Mass parts. Brenda Flusche, mother of the bride, sang Ave Maria, and Phillip Flusche, father of the bride, sang the Responsorial Psalm.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at Sacred Heart Community Center in Muenster.
Brittany Soliz, Kaelyne Wright, Nicole Bernal, Macey Angadicheril, Annette Bayer and Lisa Rozell assisted with the reception. Kendra Flusche, sister of the bride, and Patricia Neusch, Maggie Krahl and Victoria Martinson, cousins of the bride, passed out cake.
Following a wedding trip to Hot Springs, Ark., the couple resides in Denton.

Burns - Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Anthony Burns
Published Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Anthony Burns
Ashton Brooke Hand of Sunset and Tyler Anthony Burns of Harlingen were married Nov. 11, 2011, in Fort Worth. Bill Cleveland officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Rusty and Gaile Hand of Sunset.
The groom is the son of Keith and Cora Lee Burns of Harlingen.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white Maggie Sottero ballgown that featured an illusion corset bodice adorned with hand-beaded lace embellishment and Swarovski crystals, softly curving from the neckline to the dropped tulle skirt. She carried a bouquet of white calla lilies, white roses and white chrysanthemums.
Maid of honor was Tiffany Massie of Chico, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Brittanie Romine of Denton and Jennifer Burns of Harlingen.
Flower girl was Ashlynn Burns and ringbearer was Caden Burns, children of Andy and Jennifer Burns.
Best man was Andy Burns of Harlingen, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Will McClure of College Station, Collin Stewart of Harlingen and Asa Hand of Sunset.
Soloists were Maryn Davidson and Kaitlin Smetaniuk of Canada.
The bride 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 in Decatur.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of Harlingen South High School. He is employed by Burns Farms.
The couple took a honeymoon trip to the Grand Cayman Islands.

Burris - Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Burris
Published Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Burris
Rachelle Ilicia Conlow of Tampa, Fla. and T.J. Burris of Bridgeport were married May 12, 2012, at Bible Baptist Church in Bridgeport. Dale Webster of Bridgeport and Pastor Kerry Nance of Tampa officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Ray and Kim Boltz of Tampa and Barry and Kathy Conlow of Lebanon, Pa.
The groom is the son of William and Monette Burris of Bridgeport.
Escorted by her fathers, the bride wore a princess white-taffeta wedding gown that featured a square neckline, court train and cap sleeves. She also wore a veil and carried a bouquet of yellow and white roses with greenery held together by a yellow satin ribbon.
Maid of honor was Kimberly Boltz, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Jessica Boltz and Ashley Plasterer, sisters of the bride, and Bailey Williams, cousin of the groom.
They wore A-line, tea-length, soft yellow chiffon dresses with white cardigans. They carried bouquets of white roses tied together with soft yellow satin ribbon.
Flower girl was Ashlynn Hoots, cousin of the groom and daughter of Angela Williams and Adam Hoots. Ringbearer was Seth Phillips, son of Stephen and Melissa Phillips. Best Man was Colton Burris, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Cody Burris, brother of the groom; Ryan Conlow, brother of the bride; and Kyle Martin.
Ushers were Daniel Brown and Trevor Willoughby. Kevin Boltz and Justin Boltz handed out programs, and Madason Hoots and Sunnie Wacasey handed out wedding favors.
Music was provided by Jonathan Scruggs on the piano, Trevor Willoughby on the violin and Colton Burris and Amy Conlow as soloists.
A reception hosted by the couple’s parents was held at the church. Kayla Burris, Amy Conlow and Lauren Burris served as the house party.
Following a seven-day cruise on Carnival Magic to Key West and the Bahamas, the couple lives in Bridgeport. After they finish school, they will serve as missionaries to Guyana, South America.
Both are taking correspondence courses through Salt Lake Baptist Bible College.
The groom is employed by Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.

Bush - Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Bush
Published Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Bush
Ashley Luther and Matthew Bush were married Nov. 4, 2011, at A&M Gardens in Azle.
The bride is the daughter of Kent Luther of Chico and the late Paula Luther Bedivell of Georgia.
The groom is the son of Marty and Michelle Bush of Boyd.
Michael Sullivan officiated the double-ring ceremony.
Bridesmaids were Ashley Richey, Tonya Alderman, Mindy Fisher and Rita Sullivan.
Flower girl was Rylie Richey.
Groomsmen were Joseph Bush, brother of the groom, Zack Bryant, Johnreed Vannatta and Scott Doyle.
After a short trip, the couple reside in Chico.

Cannon - Madelyn Ruth Carey and Ryan John Cannon
Published Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Madelyn Ruth Carey and Ryan John Cannon
Madelyn Ruth Carey, daughter of Debbie Carey, both of Salt Lake City, will marry Ryan John Cannon of Salt Lake City, son of Jack and Claudia Cannon of Decatur, Sept. 21, 2012, at Memorial House in Utah Memory Grove in Salt Lake City.
The bride-elect attended Highland High School and the University of Utah.
The prospective groom attended Decatur High School and the University of Utah.

Carman - Mr. and Mrs. Blake Charles Carman
Published Saturday, December 8, 2012
Alyssa Diane Armstrong and Blake Charles Carman of Allen were married Nov. 3, 2012, at the Cotton Mill in McKinney. Ken Savage officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Neil and Janet Armstrong of Bridgeport and granddaughter of Virginia Mann of Greenwood and Daisy Pinkerton of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Dave and Lisa Carman of Allen.
Megan Richardson of Midland was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Sarah Dunham of Crowley, Sarah Nichols of Rockwall, and Natalie Carman and Ashley Stein, sisters of the groom, both of Allen.
Flower girl was Maeve Dalton, daughter of the groom’s cousin.
Ringbearer was Pierce Carman, the couple’s son.
Steven Hess of Houston was the best man. Groomsmen were Cole Alderman of Lufkin, and Aaron Williams and Ryan Rhodes, both of Dallas.
Ushers were Eric Salamone, Taylor Salamone and Travis Breese, cousins of the groom; and Jeremy Stein, brother-in-law of the groom, all of Allen.
A reception at the Cotton Mill followed the ceremony.
Following a honeymoon to Jamaica, the couple live in Allen.

Mrs. Blake Charles Carman

Carter - Alexa Rache Meadows and Joshua Blake Carter
Published Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Alexa Rache Meadows and Joshua Blake Carter
Alexa Rache Meadows, daughter of Don and Deborah Meadows, all of Paradise, and Sandy Surrage of Altus, Okla., will marry Joshua Blake Carter, son of Lauri and Cody Swinford, all of Paradise, and James D. Carter of Decatur, Aug. 11, 2012, in Paradise.
The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Paradise High School.
The prospective groom is a 2008 Paradise graduate and is employed by Wellhead Water Solutions.

Castle - Jayme Alistar Marrs and Christopher J. Castle
Published Saturday, November 17, 2012
Jayme Alistar Marrs, daughter of Jim and Carol Marrs of Wise County, will marry Christopher J. Castle, son of Ron and Sara Castle of Del Rio, Dec. 12, 2012, in Fredericksburg.

Jayme Alistar Marrs and Christopher J. Castle
The bride-elect graduated from Bridgeport High School in 2005 and the University of North Texas with a degree in theater stage management. She is self-employed.
Her grandmother is Lillie Worcester of Kingsland.
The prospective groom graduated from Eagle Pass High School in 1995 and from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in mechanical engineering. He is president at SolidBox, based in Austin, and Castle Consulting PLLC.

Clark - Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Lane Clark
Published Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Lane Clark
Alecia Kay Allison and Jesse Lane Clark of Chico were married April 14, 2012, in Decatur.
The bride is the daughter of Doug Allison and Lois Laduea.
The groom is the son of Donald and Lori Clark of Chico.

Collins - Alisha Nicole Parker and Matthew Dustin Collins
Published Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Alisha Nicole Parker and Matthew Dustin Collins
Alisha Nicole Parker, daughter of Lou Ann Parker and Galen Holden, all of Bridgeport, will marry Matthew Dustin Collins of Stephenville, son of Leah and Ray Miller of Stephenville and Mark and Pam Collins of Comanche, on May 18, 2013, in Gatesville.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and earned her license from the Champions School of Real Estate and business degree from Blinn College. She is employed by Brazos County 911.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Stephenville High School and is a junior at Texas A&M University studying biomedical sciences.

Cone - Andrea Lee Andersen and Thomas ‘King’ Cone
Published Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Andrea Lee Andersen and Thomas ‘King’ Cone
Andrea Lee Andersen of Houston, daughter of the late Kevin Andersen and Paula Andersen of Omaha, Neb., will marry Thomas “King” Cone IV of Houston, the son of the late Susan Cone and Tom Cone of Decatur July 21, 2012, in Dallas.
Father Richard McGowan of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Lexington High School in Lexington, Neb., in 2001 and the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a bachelor of science in exercise science in 2005. She is employed by a small, privately owned pharmaceutical company.
The prospective groom graduated from Jesuit College Prep School in Dallas in 2000 and the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of arts in economics in 2004. He is self-employed.

Cousatte - Rachael Renee Clark and Dustin Wade Cousatte
Published Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Rachael Renee Clark and Dustin Wade Cousatte
Rachael Renee Clark, daughter of Robert and Paige Clark, all of Paradise, will marry Dustin Wade Cousatte, son of James and Penny Brown, all of Decatur, June 23, 2012, at Wise County Park in Chico. The Rev. Douglass Dupree will officiate.
The bride-elect attended Paradise High School. She is an independent distributor for It Works.
The prospective groom attended Decatur High School. He is employed by Mathews Roofing.

Craft - James and Mary Craft
Published Wednesday, August 1, 2012

James and Mary Craft
James and Mary Craft of Decatur celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party hosted by their children and grandchildren at their home.
James Craft and the former Mary North were married Aug. 10, 1962, at Lone Star Baptist Church in Chico.
The couple has three children: Tammy Mathews and husband, Wade, of Alvord, Brent Craft and wife, Laura, of North Richland Hills, and Scott Craft and wife, Margaret; and two grandsons, Chris Craft and Walter Craft, both of Alvord.
James is retired from TxDOT and is a part-time employee of the Wise County Messenger. He is a member of the masonic lodge in Decatur.
Mary is employed by Karl Klement Ford. She is a member of the Decatur chapter of Eastern Star.
They are members of First Baptist Church in Decatur.

Davis, Brian - Mr. and Mrs. Brian Davis
Published Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Davis
Jennifer Moore and Brian Davis of Davis, Okla., were married Nov. 26, 2011, at Flatwood Baptist Church in Paradise in a double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Chuck and Linda Moore of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Mary Davis of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless gown with beading on the bodice.
Maid of honor was Jamie Gentry of Cottondale, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Brooklynn Davis and Katelynn Davis of Paradise, daughters of the groom, and Riley Webber of Davis, daughter of the bride.
Flower people were Gabby Webber, daughter of the bride, and Noah Moore and Cougar Gentry, nephews of the bride. Ringbearer was Payton Webber of Davis, son of the bride.
Best man was Pharon Davis of Paradise. Groomsman was Payton Webber of Davis, son of the bride.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of Paradise High School and earned her nursing degree in 2004 from North Central Texas College in Gainesville. She is self-employed at Davis Insurance and Tags.
The groom is a 1995 graduate of Paradise High School. He is self-employed at Davis Insurance and Tags.
A reception hosted by Angie Moore, the bride’s sister-in-law, and Linda Moore, mother of the bride, followed the ceremony at Don Jose in Decatur.
Following a honeymoon trip on a cruise in Mexico, the couple lives in Davis.

Davis, Faron Douglas - Mr. and Mrs. Faron Douglas Davis
Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Faron Douglas Davis
Edie Marie McCord and Faron Douglas Davis of Decatur were married July 21, 2012, at Oak Timbers Apartments Clubhouse in White Settlement. Rt. Rev. Ricky Lee Clay of Bishop, Universal Life Church of Fort Worth officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Loretta Blodgett of Bridgeport.
The groom is the son of Mary Davis of Decatur and Doug Davis of Alvord.
The bride was escorted by her nephew, Toby Schofield of Gainesville.
Matron of honor was Sherri Lewis of Holliday, and maid of honor was Diane Osborne, sister of the bride, of Gainesville.
The mother of the bride was escorted by Colton Osborne, nephew of the bride; the mother of the groom by Andrew Davis, son of the groom.
Best men were Andrew Davis, Garrett Davis and Landon Davis, sons of the groom.
The couple will take a honeymoon cruise in January 2013. They live in Decatur.
The bride is a 1986 graduate of Gainesville High School and is a property manager at Oak Timbers Apartments in White Settlement.
The groom is a 1987 graduate of Henrietta High School and a quality manager at T-Top Manufacturing in Bridgeport.

Davis, Jason Duane - Gina Rene Sampert Kolb and Jason Duane Davis
Published Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Gina Rene Sampert Kolb and Jason Duane Davis
Gina Rene Sampert Kolb of Fort Worth, daughter of Ron and Linda Barberousse of Runaway Bay and Doc and Lynn Sampert of Groveton, will marry Jason Duane Davis of Arlington, son of Kirk and Diana Davis of Granbury, on July 7, 2012, on the Island of Antigua.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Odessa High School and the University of Texas at Arlington. She is employed by EOG Resources Inc.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Arlington High School. He is employed by Move-Works Inc.

Driver - Mr. and Mrs. Joe-William Driver
Published Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Joe-William Driver
Tiffany Jewel Flenoy and Joe-William Driver, both of Houston, were married Oct. 7, 2011, at Ashton Gardens in Houston. Chris Hurst with Prestonwood Baptist Church officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Flenoy of Richmond.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Driver Sr. of Decatur and Anna Driver of Alvord.
The bride was escorted by her father and carried a bouquet of flowers and brooches. The brooches were gifted to her by guests at her bridal shower.
Matrons of honor were Kathy Odom and Krystal Lucero.
Bridesmaids were Alisha Parker of Bridgeport, Reisha Beaty, Ashley Fournier and Ashley Rodriguez.
Flower girl was Avery Fox of Alvord, daughter of Jimmy and Ursula Fox. Ringbearer was Trenton Odom, son of Clayton and Kathy Odom.
Best man was Jimmy Fox of Alvord. Groomsmen were Kirk Johnson, Onaome Mukoro, Adam Sanders of Euless, Clement Ehinmoro and Reshard Leverston.
Ushers were Efe Mukoro and Quentin Thompson. Guestbook attendants were Leah Mulligan and Angie Taylor.
A reception given by the bride’s parents followed the ceremony.
The bride is a graduate of Mayde Creek High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Sam Houston State University and her graduate degree at Abilene Christian University. She is employed by Houston Community College in the Office of Student Life.
The groom is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and Sam Houston State University. He is employed by a private investigation firm.
Following a honeymoon trip to Las Vegas, the couple lives in Houston.

Duncum - Cody Duncum and Christina Peterson
Published Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Cody Duncum and Christina Peterson
Christina Peterson, daughter of Jerry and Nadine Peterson, all of Appleton, Wis., will marry Cody Duncum, son of Mark and Angela Duncum, all of Decatur, July 7, 2012, at the Decatur Church of Christ. Mark Duncum, the groom’s father, will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Kimberly High School in Kimberly, Wis. She is a student at Abilene Christian University, where she is a member of Ko Jo Kai sorority.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Decatur High School and ACU, where he was a member of Gamma Sigma Phi fraternity. He is employed by West Texas Rehabilitation Center.

Edgemon - James and Sherry Edgemon
Published Wednesday, June 20, 2012

James and Sherry Edgemon
James and Sherry Edgemon of Newark celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family camping trip to Lake Murray, Okla.
James Edgemon and the former Sherry Baggett were married June 15, 1962, in Newark.
They have three daughters: Kathy Darter and husband, Robert, and Shelley LeNeveu of Newark and Amy Edgemon of Fort Worth; and two grandchildren, Tracey LeNeveu and Kylee Darter.
James retired from General Motors and is chief of the Newark Volunteer Fire Department.
Sherry worked for the City of Newark and is a part-time secretary at the First Baptist Church of Newark, where they are members. She leads a ladies ministry at their church and is a member of the fire department Ladies Auxiliary.

Fitzgerald - Brittany Dawn Hill and Ian Ramsey Fitzgerald
Published Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Brittany Dawn Hill and Ian Ramsey Fitzgerald
Brittany Dawn Hill of Denton, daughter of Jeffrey and Vanessa Hill of Decatur, will marry Ian Ramsey Fitzgerald of Denton, son of Gary and Cyndy Sylvester and Danny Fitzgerald of Keller, on March 16, 2012, at the Heritage Trace Country Club in Keller.
The bride-elect is a student at the University of North Texas.
The prospective groom is a student at North Central Texas College.

Flores - Cori Renee Slimp and David Flores
Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cori Renee Slimp and David Flores
Cori Renee Slimp of Springtown, daughter of Robin and Nathan Russell of Springtown and Johnny and Monica Slimp of Decatur, will marry David Flores of Springtown, son of Guadalupe Arminio of El Paso, June 9, 2012, at the home of Robin and Nathan Russell in Springtown. Devon Billings will officiate.
The bride-elect is a stay-at-home mom.
The prospective groom works for Firestone in Weatherford.

Fresh - Chanlor Rae Moncrief and Shane Knolan Fresh
Published Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Chanlor Rae Moncrief and Shane Knolan Fresh
Chanlor Rae Moncrief of Fort Worth, daughter of Carey and Patia Moncrief of Newark, will marry Shane Knolan Fresh, son of Jim and Angie Fresh, all of Fort Worth, Oct. 13, 2012.

Frisinger - Ashley Renee Moyers and Eric Jon Frisinger
Published Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ashley Renee Moyers and Eric Jon Frisinger
Ashley Renee Moyers of Haslet, daughter of Charles Moyers and Patti Fortenberry, will marry Eric Jon Frisinger of Haslet, son of Randie and Jan Frisinger, Oct. 13, 2012, in Roanoke.
The bride-elect graduated from Boyd HIgh School, attends Texas Woman’s University and is employed by Cabela’s.
The prospective groom attended Keller High School and works at DFW Airport.

Fuqua - Mays and Billie Fuqua
Published Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Mays and Billie Fuqua
Mays and Billie Fuqua of Decatur celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary May 30 with a small family gathering May 28 at their home.
Mays and the former Billie Moore were married May 30, 1947, at the A&M Church of Christ in College Station.
They have three children: Ron Fuqua of Dallas, Leon Fuqua of Decatur and Suzanne Long of Keller.

Gage - Jimmy and Patricia Gage
Published Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Jimmy and Patricia Gage
Jimmy and Patricia Gage of Decatur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Sycamore Baptist Church in Decatur. Friends and family are asked to not bring gifts.
Jimmy and the former Patricia Souther were married June 14, 1962, in Decatur.
They have a son, Larry Gage and wife, Kristin, of Decatur; two daughters, Lisa Gage of Denton and Lori Gage of Decatur; two grandchildren, Matthew Gage and wife, Rebecca, and Kari Gage, all of Decatur; and three great-grandchildren, Billy, Drew and Jenna Gage.
Jimmy retired from Devon Energy and is a member of Decatur Masonic Lodge. Patricia retired from Decatur ISD and is a member of the Decatur Quilting Club.
They are members of Sycamore Baptist Church.

Ganus - Anna Schutz and Carey Ganus
Published Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Anna Schutz and Carey Ganus
Anna Schutz of Springtown, daughter of Glenda K. Hale of Bridgeport, will marry Carey Ganus of Springtown, son of Gene and Peggy Ganus of Chico, July 14, 2012, in Springtown with Albert VanDeaver officiating.

Garcia - Connie Carter and David Garcia
Published Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Connie Carter and David Garcia
Connie Carter, daughter of Ozie and Cindy Carter of Chico, will marry David Garcia May 25, 2012, at Garvin Methodist Church with the Rev. Glenn Waldon officiating.
The bride-elect is a nurse with Amerigroup Corp.
The prospective groom is a retired officer after 22 years in the U.S. Navy. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business and pre-law and master’s degree from the University of Georgia and is working on his doctorate. He is an independent business consultant.

Gasperson - Bob and Rachel Gasperson
Published Saturday, December 29, 2012
Bob and Rachel Gasperson of Bridgeport will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception, hosted by their children and grandchildren, Dec. 31 at the Decatur Civic Center.

Bob and Rachel Gasperson
Bob and the former Rachel Emerson were married Jan. 1, 1963, in Florence, Ariz.
Their children are Raquel Gasperson of Decatur and Will Gasperson and wife, Gena, of Bridgeport; grandchildren – Kiki Hall and husband, John, and Rachel, Chance, Chase and Catcher Gasperson; and great-grandchildren – Laney and Macey Hall.
Bob retired from the U.S. Forest Service in Decatur and works around his ranch.
Rachel is a Spanish teacher; is involved in Delta Kappa Gamma, the Catholic church, Bridgeport Civic Club, North Texas Community Hospital auxiliary; and volunteers for many other organizations.

Griffin - Danielle Carol Reed and Adam Kirkland Griffin
Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Danielle Carol Reed and Adam Kirkland Griffin
Danielle Carol Reed, daughter of Tim and Amanda Reed, of Boyd, will marry Adam Kirkland Griffin, son of Gregg and Cherri Griffin, of Philadelphia, Miss., June 2, 2012, in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Terry and Carol Reed of Jacksboro and Birk and Jean Hendrix of Bowie. She is self-employed in the music industry and attends Tarrant County College.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mary Lou Kitchens of Scooba, Miss. He is a graduate of East Central Community College and is employed by Guardian EMS.

Hagaman - Hannah Elizabeth Flaming and Preston Tyler Hagaman
Published Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hannah Elizabeth Flaming and Preston Tyler Hagaman
Hannah Elizabeth Flaming, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jon Flaming, all of Richardson, will marry Preston Tyler Hagaman of Parker, son of Valerie Hagaman of Decatur, at an 1899 farmhouse in Princeton. Kevin Caffey will officiate.
The bride-elect is a student at Dallas Baptist University. She is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa sorority.
The prospective groom is a 2004 graduate of Decatur High School. He received his bachelor of business administration in 2008 and his master of business administration in 2011. He is employed by Dallas Baptist University as the assistant director of graduate programs.

Hale - Megan Chantele Cantrell and Christopher Joseph Hale
Published Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Megan Chantele Cantrell and Christopher Joseph Hale
Megan Chantele Cantrell of College Station, daughter of Paul and Kim Cantrell of Chico, will marry Christopher Joseph Hale of College Station, son of Amy Hale of Bridgeport, on July 28, 2012, in Bridgeport with Melvin Clay officiating.
The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Chico High School and expects to graduate in May 2013 from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of arts in horticulture. She is a member of the Student Event Planners Association and Pi Alpha Xi, the national honor society for horticulture.
The prospective groom is a 2009 graduate of Bridgeport High School and expects to graduate in May 2013 from Texas A&M with a bachelor of science in industrial distribution. He will be commissioned into the U.S. Marine Corps upon graduation. He is a member of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets, Professional Association for Industrial Distribution, Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Class and Sigma Delta, the honor society for industrial distribution.

Hanson - Kristina Porter and Erik Hanson
Published Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Kristina Porter and Erik Hanson
Kristina Porter, daughter of Paul and Tina Porter, will marry Erik Hanson, son of Ted and Jodi Hanson, all of Menomonee Falls, Wis., Aug. 3, 2013.
Porter is the granddaughter of Pauline Porter of Decatur.
The bride-elect graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in May with degrees in communicative disorders and Spanish. She works at Achieving Collaborative Treatment, also in Madison.
The prospective groom graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in May 2011. He is a finance manager for Navistar, headquartered in Warrenville, Ill., and this year is on a special assignment in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Hardy - Marsha Ward-Johnson and Brandon Hardy
Published Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Marsha Ward-Johnson and Brandon Hardy
Marsha Ward-Johnson of Forestburg, daughter of Glynn and Patricia Johnson of Forestburg and the late James Ward, will marry Brandon Hardy of Forestburg, son of Kevin and Tina Smith of Sunset and the late Mike Hardy, April 14, 2012, at the home of the bride’s parents.
The bride-elect graduated from Forestburg High School in 2009 and North Central Texas College in 2012. She is employed by Main Street Pub.
The prospective groom is a 2009 graduate of Alvord High School. He works for Alvord Travel Center.

Harper - Tasha Michel and Jeff Harper
Published Saturday, November 17, 2012
Tasha Michel of Newark, daughter of Corky Waggoner of Newark and Bobby Michel of Waurika, Okla., will marry Jeff Harper of Newark, son of Jerry and Liz Harper of Rhome, Dec. 15, 2012, at North Point Community Church in Saginaw.

Tasha Michel and Jeff Harper
The bride-elect graduated from Northwest High School in 2005.
The prospective groom also graduated from Northwest High in 2005. He is employed by AAA Pool Service.

Harrison - Tandy Olivia Stringam and Brandon Maxwell Harrison
Published Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tandy Olivia Stringam and Brandon Maxwell Harrison
Tandy Olivia Stringam, daughter of Lee and Barbie Stringam, all of Magrath, Alberta, Canada, will marry Brandon Maxwell Harrison, son of Joey and Ruth Ann Harrison, all of Decatur, Aug. 11, 2012, at the LDS (Mormon) Temple in Logan, Utah.
A reception is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the Gary and Norma Thayer residence, 338 CR 4374 in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Magrath High School and is studying communications with an emphasis in advertising at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Idaho. She expects to graduate in April 2013.
The prospective groom graduated from Decatur High School in 2006 and is studying business finance with an emphasis in banking and corporate finance at BYU. He also expects to graduate in April 2013.

Haverkamp - Ashley LaRae Smith and Keaton John Haverkamp
Published Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ashley LaRae Smith and Keaton John Haverkamp
Ashley LaRae Smith of Muenster, daughter of Dan and Rhonda Smith of Greenwood, will marry Keaton John Haverkamp, son of Shana Haverkamp and Kevin Haverkamp, all of Muenster, in fall 2013.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Slidell High School and works for PumpCo Services in Valley View.
The prospective groom graduated from Muenster High School in 2005 and is employed by Orteq Energy Services in Gainesville.

Hawkins - Berry and La Rue Hawkins
Published Saturday, December 1, 2012
Berry and La Rue Hawkins of Aurora will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Dec. 8, with an open house hosted by their daughter and son-in-law.

Berry and La Rue Hawkins
Berry and the former La Rue Callaway were married Dec. 8, 1962, at the First Baptist Church of Petrolia.
They have three children, who they view as precious gifts of God: Glenn Hawkins and wife, Sonia, Berry Hawkins III and Dr. Lisa Fraga and husband, Dr. Mark Fraga; and five grandchildren who are the icing on their “cake of life”: Cheyenne and Cody Hawkins and Emma, John Mark and Lily Fraga.
Earlier this fall, the couple began their anniversary celebration with a luxury cruise to Alaska, where they spent a week touring the state’s scenic gold country.
They feel they have been uniquely blessed and privileged to have shared life’s adventure together.

Hesteande - J.L. and Jewel Hesteande
Published Wednesday, July 18, 2012

J.L. and Jewel Hesteande
J.L. and Jewel Hesteande of Decatur will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary July 25, 2012, with a reception 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at First Baptist Church of Decatur hosted by their local children and grandchildren.
J.L. Hesteande and the former Jewel Byford were married July 25, 1942, in Gainesville.
They have three children: Keith Hesteande of Daegu City, South Korea, and Arlena Cude and Darlena Hoyl, both of Decatur; and four grandchildren.
J.L. was a general contractor and carpenter. Jewel assisted her groom with painting and sold Avon for 12 years. They are members of First Baptist Church of Decatur.

Hodgkins (1) - Jinna Jean Wright and Jered Paul Hodgkins
Published Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Jinna Jean Wright and Jered Paul Hodgkins
Jinna Jean Wright of Boyd, daughter of Jim and the late Danice Wright and Kay Wright of Dimmitt, will marry Jered Paul Hodgkins, son of Glen and Donna Hodgkins, all of Boyd, Sept. 1, 2012, at Fossil Pointe in Decatur with Craig Jordan officiating.
The bride-elect attended Caprock High School in Amarillo and Texas A&M University in College Station. She is employed by Wells Fargo.
The prospective groom attended Boyd High School and Texas A&M. He works for ACME Truck Line.

Hodgkins (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Jered Paul Hodgkins
Published Saturday, October 6, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Jered Paul Hodgkins
Jinna Jean Wright and Jered Paul Hodgkins of Boyd were married Sept. 1, 2012, at Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds in Decatur. Craig Jordan officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jim and Kay Wright and the late Danice Wright of Dimmitt.
The groom is the son of Glen and Donna Hodgkins of Boyd.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory, strapless dress that featured a corset-top and sweeping train and lace with beading. She wore an ivory chapel-length veil and carried a bouquet of red, orange and yellow roses, calla lilies, berries and goldenrod.
Maid of honor was Lauren Forrest. Bridesmaids were Rachael Wright, sister-in-law of the bride and Skylar Brown.
They wore Malibu blue dresses and carried smaller versions of the bride’s flowers.
Flower girls were Audrey Wright, daughter of Cliff and Rachael Wright, and Addy Speck, daughter of Misty and Justin Speck.
Best man was Marty Cain, cousin of the groom. Groomsmen were Roper Gilley, William Kaker and Casey Loper.
Following the ceremony, the couple’s family hosted a reception at Fossil Pointe.
Following a Caribbean cruise to Montago Bay, Jamaica; Grand Cayman and Cozumel, the couple live in Boyd.
The bride attended Cap Rock High School and Texas A&M. She is employed by Wells Fargo.
The groom attended Boyd High School and Texas A&M. He works for ACME Trucking.

Hogan - James and Maxine Hogan
Published Wednesday, April 4, 2012

James and Maxine Hogan
James and Maxine Hogan of Newark celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Sunday, April 1, with a family celebration at Posado’s Mexican Restaurant in Fort Worth.
James Hogan and the former Maxine Walker were married April 1, 1947, in Weatherford.
They have three children, Scott Hogan of The Colony, and Mike Hogan and Carrie Hoover, both of Newark; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
James retired from General Motors and is the former owner of Hogan’s Newark Gulf service station. He is involved in the Arlington Saddle Club, Silver Spur Riding Club, Saginaw Wranglers Club and the MLB Riding Club.
Maxine is a housewife. She is involved in the Arlington Saddle Club, Silver Spur Riding Club, Saginaw Wranglers Club, MLB Riding Club and Haltom City Recreation Center Ceramics.

Horner - Mr. and Mrs. William Benton Horner
Published Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. William Benton Horner
Maisie Alexander Rogers of Paradise and William Benton Horner of Decatur were married June 4, 2011, at the home of the bride’s parents in Paradise. Gary Demmit of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport and Chris Wann of the Community Church in Decatur officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Raymie and Carleen Rogers and the granddaughter of Bob and Ann Moyer of Paradise and Pat and Ronnie Rogers of Terrell.
The groom is the son of Jimmy and Teresa Horner of Decatur and the grandson of Joyce Hillin of Stephenville and Carolyn Horner of Alvord.
The bride was escorted by her father.
Maid of honor was Brandi Rogers of Paradise, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Abby Horner Broussard of Decatur, sister of the groom, and Taylor Rogers of Fort Worth, sister-in-law of the bride. Junior bridesmaid was Riley Rogers of Fort Worth, niece of the bride.
Flower girl was Hayden Rogers of Fort Worth, niece of the bride and daughter of Keaton and Taylor Rogers. Ringbearer was Luke Broussard of Decatur, nephew of the groom and son of Abby Horner Broussard and John Broussard.
Best man was Kory Morris of Arlington. Groomsmen were Austin Huling of Rockwall and Keaton Taylor of Fort Worth, brother of the bride.
Ushers were Cade Simpson of Cleveland, cousin of the groom, David Kilmer of Decatur, Nolan Dement of College Station and Corey Henson of Denton.
Scripture reading was done by Mary James of Denton.
Guestbook attendants were Rachel Durban of College Station and Molly Simpson of Natchitoches, La., cousin of the groom.
Soloist was Michelle Lackey, who accompanied herself on guitar.
A reception hosted by the bride’s parents followed the ceremony.
The bride is a 2008 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She is a senior accounting major at Baylor University in Waco.
The groom is a 2009 graduate of Bridgeport High School. He is a junior history major at Baylor.
Following a honeymoon trip to Hawaii, the couple lives in Waco.

Horton - Amber Estell Cornell and Jessie Aaron Horton
Published Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Amber Estell Cornell and Jessie Aaron Horton
Amber Estell Cornell, daughter of Keith and Sandy Cornell, all of Decatur, will marry Jessie Aaron Horton, son of Tommy and Mary Horton, all of Decatur, Sept. 29, 2012 at First Baptist Church Cottondale. Charles Pugh will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Decatur High School and is employed by Decatur Livestock Market.
The prospective groom also graduated from Decatur High and is employed by Horton Tree Service.

Howdeshell - Juli McKamie and Cody Howdeshell
Published Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Juli McKamie and Cody Howdeshell
Juli McKamie of Alvord, daughter of Rebecca and Charles McKamie of Ponder, will marry Cody Howdeshell of Alvord, son of Charlie Howdeshell of Decatur, June 2, 2012, in Negril, Jamaica.
The bride-elect graduated from Ponder High School in 2001 and Texas Woman’s University in 2005. She is employed as a social worker at Senior Care in Decatur.
The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Decatur High School. He is self-employed.

Huff - Martha and Jerry Huff
Published Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Martha and Jerry Huff
Martha and Jerry Huff of Chico will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Bridgeport Community Center. The community is invited.
Jerry and the former Martha Brewer were married June 1, 1962, in Grapevine.
They have a daughter, Sandra Leverett, of Chico; two sons, James Huff and wife, Sherrie, of Bowie and Brad Huff and wife, Cindy, of Big Bend; seven grandchildren, Kay Humphries and husband, Brian, Sarah Melton and husband, Micah, Mickayla Huff, Brianna Huff, Amber Huff, Tim and Megan; and one great-granchild Cole Leverett.
Jerry works for the city of Chico, and Martha is a retired postal employee and caregiver. Both are members of Riverside Advent Christian Church.

Hughes - Dr. Bill and Jackie Hughes
Published Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dr. Bill and Jackie Hughes
Dr. Bill and Jackie Hughes of Decatur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception June 23, 2012, at the fellowship hall of Grace Baptist Church.
Bill Hughes and the former Jackie Pinkerton were married June 23, 1962, in Decatur.
They have two children: Bobby Hughes and wife, KaSondra, and Ronnie Hughes and wife, Frances, all of Decatur; and three grandchildren.
Bill retired from Peterbilt and is associate pastor at Grace Baptist, where they are members.

Hunter - Brittany Jane Bryant and Tyler Dean Hunter
Published Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Brittany Jane Bryant and Tyler Dean Hunter
Brittany Jane Bryant, daughter of Martha and Johnny Bryant, all of Bridgeport, will marry Tyler Dean Hunter of Bridgeport, son of Deana Leija of Paradise, on Jan. 28, 2012, in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Bridgeport High School.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Chico High School and earned a degree in auto mechanics from Western Technology Center in Burns Flat, Okla.

Johnson, Derek Wayne - Jessica Sue Peek and Derek Wayne Johnson
Published Saturday, September 29, 2012

Jessica Sue Peek and Derek Wayne Johnson
Jessica Sue Peek of Roanoke, daughter of Jim and Jan Peek of Rhome, will marry Derek Wayne Johnson of Roanoke, son of Wayne and Sundie Johnson of Grapevine, Oct. 20, 2012, at MD Resort in Aurora.
The bride-elect graduated from Northwest High School in 2003 and attended Tarleton State University and Tarrant County College. She is employed by Babe’s Chicken in Roanoke.
The prospective groom graduated from Grapevine High School in 2001 and the University of North Texas with a degree in business/marketing. He works for Johnson Excavation.

Johnson, Tyler Allen - Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Allen Johnson
Published Saturday, October 20, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Allen Johnson
Brandi LeAnn Chambers of Dallas and Tyler Allen Johnson of Crowley were married June 15, 2012, at Piazza in the Village in Colleyville. The Rev. Eddie Pikes officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Randy and Kim Chambers of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Kelvin and Jackie Johnson of Crowley.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a Maggie Sottero gown in white diamond. The strapless A-line featured a chic, asymmetrical waist, corset closure and Swarovski crystals under the bodice. Draping panels of raw Vicenza organza and tulle softly spilled into a pattern of swirls and rippling folds.
The bride also wore a shoulder-length veil lined with Swarovski crystals and yellow, peep-toe heels that she designed with a navy inside and silver glitter on the soles. She borrowed diamond and pearl chandelier earrings, and her something old and blue were a piece of her mother’s wedding dress and a piece of blue fabric borrowed from her Nanny sewn into the skirt of her dress.
She carried a bouquet of cream and pale yellow garden roses and a single red rose in memory of her grandmother, Sandra Stone.
Matron of honor was Charity Smith. Bridesmaids were Courtney Wren, Jessi Farris, Allyson Allen, Kendel Richards, Christina Penland, Jo Aroson, Kelsey Dye and her sisters-in-law Britney Chambers, Lindsey Reil and Erin Memmer.
Bridesmaids wore navy, chiffon, strapless, cocktail dresses that featured a sweetheart neckline, soft petal pleats and tucked cummerbund. Bridal attendants also wore gray peep-toe heels and carried bouquets of yellow carnations and Gerbera daisies with small billy ball flowers wrapped with a Navy ribbon.
The sisters-in-law wore matching dresses in pewter and Navy peep-toe shoes.
All bridal attendants wore pearl necklaces gifted by the bride.
Flower girl was Chloe Riel, niece of the groom, daughter of Matt and Lindsey Reil of San Antonio. She wore an ivory dress with a navy bow, a headband with ivory, yellow and navy fabric roses and yellow high-top Converse sneakers. She also carried a sign that read, “Uncle Bone, here comes your girl.”
Ringbearers were nephews of the couple: Stone, Cash and Holden Chambers, sons of Heath and Brit Chambers of Decatur; and John Memmer, son of Levi and Erin Memmer of Crowley. They wore charcoal gray shorts, ivory Oxford shirts, gray suspenders, yellow and gray bow ties and gray high-top sneakers. They carried signs that read, “Here comes the bride.”
The groom wore a dark gray Savoy suit, cream shirt, light gray tie, gray Converse tennis shoes and a single cream rose boutonniere that matched the bouquet of his bride.
Best man was Ryan Burke. Groomsmen were Kelly Peterson, Ryan Jackson, Cody Richards, Jaime Armendariz, Shawn Greer, Andy Clark and Mike Terry.
They wore gray Savoy suits with cream dress shirts, dark gray ties, gray Converse sneakers and simple billy ball boutonnieres.
Ushers were Heath Chambers, Trey Watts, Brandon Jarrett, Lance Jones and Logan Leslie. Each wore a gray suit, cream shirt, dark gray tie and gray Converse shoes and a simple, billy ball boutonniere.
Program attendants were Ty McLaughlin, cousin of the bride, and Reece Portugals, cousin of the groom.
Following the ceremony, a reception given by the bride’s parents was held in the Grand Ballroom of the Piazza.
Following a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple reside in Prosper.
The bride graduated from Decatur High School, Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls and Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas. She works for Children’s Hospital in Dallas.
The groom graduated from Crowley High School and Lubbock Christian University. He is employed by Texas Farm Bureau in Denton.

Jones - Amber Nicole Greer and Ross William Jones
Published Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Amber Nicole Greer and Ross William Jones
Amber Nicole Greer of Wichita Falls, formerly of Alvord, daughter of Quinn and Rhonda Greer of Alvord will marry Ross William Jones of Alvord, son of Keith and Verna Jones of Decatur, Aug. 10, 2012, at Willow Lake Gardens in Weatherford. The Rev. Dan Sparkman with Hopewell Baptist Church in Alvord will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Alvord High School and expects to graduate with a social work degree from Midwestern State University in May 2013. She works at the MSU alumni office.

Jordan - Kristen Nicole Garrett and John Cason Jordan
Published Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Kristen Nicole Garrett and John Cason Jordan
Kristen Nicole Garrett, daughter of Kelly and D’Anna Garrett, will marry John Cason Jordan, son of Jamie and Karen Cook and John Jordan, all of Bridgeport, Sept. 29, 2012, at The Orchard in Azle with the Rev. Johnny Irish officiating.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and is employed by Devon Gas Services.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Bridgeport High and Tarleton State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in horticulture business. He works for Devon Energy.

Keith - La Darla and Clarence L. ‘Sonny’ Keith
Published Wednesday, April 11, 2012

La Darla and Clarence L. 'Sonny' Keith
La Darla and Clarence “Sonny” Keith of Bridgeport will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary April 12, 2012.
Clarence L. “Sonny” Keith and the former La Darla Walker were married in a home ceremony by the Rev. James Smith April 12, 1952. Their honeymoon was postponed because of work and school obligations. But they did celebrate their 25th anniversary with a week in Hawaii and cruised and explored Alaska two weeks for their golden anniversary.
Due to health problems, the couple will not travel this year but will celebrate with their four children, nine grandchildren and great-grandson.
The couple returned to Bridgeport from Dallas after retirement in 1998. They are members of Cornerstone Baptist Church.

Kemp - Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Ira Kemp
Published Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Ira Kemp
Lillian Bess Claborn of Nacogdoches and Kyle Ira Kemp of Bridgeport were married Dec. 17, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Tommy Brumett of the First United Methodist Church of McKinney officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Frankie and Sheri Claborn of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Thomas and Evie Kemp of Bridgeport.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a Watter’s designed, ivory, silk taffeta, strapless gown with a washed silk organza skirt embellished with flowers and cotton-beaded thread embroidery. Her headpiece was a simple veil. She carried a bouquet of ivory calla lilies and stephanotis wrapped with a piece of her mother’s wedding dress and adorned with a brooch.
Matron of honor was Megan Claborn Hammons, sister of the bride. Maid of honor was Katie Claborn, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Kristi Summers and Katy Kemp, sisters of the groom.
Honor attendants wore charcoal gray strapless chiffon gowns with black sashes. They carried bouquets of ivory hydrangeas, anemones, ivory spray roses and monkey tail wrapped in black ribbon and adorned with a charm.
Best man was Kip Curry, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Larrs Brauer, Joe Epperly and Derek Foster, friends of the groom.
Ushers were Sherman Hammons and Cody Summers, brothers-in-law of the couple.
Guestbook attendant was Brittney Steed, college friend of the bride.
Organist was Nanci Nellis and flutist was Laura Highlander. Soloists were Katie Claborn, maid of honor, and Sandra Little, grandmother of the bride.
A reception hosted by the bride’s parents followed the ceremony at the Decatur Civic Center.
The bride is a 2006 graduate of Chico High School and a 2010 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology. She will graduate in May 2012 from Stephen F. Austin with a master’s of science in kinesiology and is employed as a graduate assistant there.
The groom is a 2005 graduate of Paradise High School and a 2010 graduate of Tarleton State University with a bachelor of science degree in ag service and development. He is employed by Farmers Insurance.
Following a honeymoon trip to New York City, the couple lives in Nacogdoches.

Kirk - Jimmy and Joyce Kirk
Published Saturday, November 3, 2012

Jimmy and Joyce Kirk
Jimmy and Joyce Kirk of Decatur celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise party hosted by their children at Smithfield United Methodist Church Oct. 7.
Jimmy and the former Joyce Hodges were married Oct. 12, 1962, at Riverside Baptist Church in Fort Worth.
They have a daughter, Rene Egle and husband, Roger, of Decatur; and two grandchildren, Clayton Kelly, 15, and Emily Nicole Egle, 13.

Lemaster - Heather Waynae Harris and Hunter Ray Lemaster
Published Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Heather Waynae Harris and Hunter Ray Lemaster
Heather Waynae Harris of Decatur, daughter of Robert Harris of Boyd and Jennifer Harris of Paradise, will marry Hunter Ray Lemaster, son of Tom and Dianna Lemaster, all of Decatur, Sept. 7, 2012, at Willow Lake Wedding Gardens in Weatherford. Lee Fuller of Weatherford will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Decatur High School and is attending Weatherford College.
The prospective groom graduated from Decatur High School in 2007 and attended Blinn College.

Lemond, Colt Reichman - Cassandra Ryan Barclay and Colt Reichman Lemond
Published Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Cassandra Ryan Barclay and Colt Reichman Lemond
Cassandra Ryan Barclay will marry Colt Reichman Lemond July 13, 2012, at The Orchard in Azle.
The bride-elect graduated from Alvord High School in 2011 and will enroll in the licensed vocational nurse program at North Central Texas College in Bowie in the fall. She is employed as a certified nurse’s assistant at Advance Rehab and Healthcare in Bowie.
The prospective groom graduated from Chico High School in 2007 and NASCAR Technical Institute in North Carolina. He works as a compressor mechanic for Natural Gas Service Group (NGSG) in Bridgeport.

Lemond, Forrest - Forrest and June Lemond
Published Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Forrest and June Lemond
Forrest and June Lemond of Alvord celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 9, 2012, with a party at First Baptist Church in Crafton hosted by their children and grandchildren Aug. 4.
Forrest, son of Clark and Ruth Lemond of Wichita Falls, and the former June Yale, daughter of W.O. and Thelma Yale of Alvord, were married Aug. 9, 1952, in Austin.
Their children are: Linda Colleen Hatcher and husband, Danny, Forrest Michael “Mike” Lemond and wife, Donna, William Kevin “Smiley” Lemond and wife, Sheila, and Christy Lemond, wife of their late son Thomas Allen “Bo” Lemond.
They also have 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Lewis - Brandy Wilson and James David Lewis
Published Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Brandy Wilson and James David Lewis
Brandy Wilson of Maben, Miss., daughter of Gene “Shooter” Wilson of Boyd and Patricia Wilson of Irving, will marry James David Lewis of Maben, Miss., son of Scott and Shelia Lewis of Mathiston, Miss., on April 7, 2012, at the Wood Institute chapel in Mathiston.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Boyd High School and Texas A&M University. She is a self-employed project manager.
The prospective groom is a graduate of East Webster High School in Cumberland, Miss.

Lozano - Mr. and Mrs. Israel Lozano
Published Saturday, November 24, 2012
Megan Grace Antoine and Israel Lozano, both of Decatur, were married Oct. 20, 2012, at First Christian Church in Paradise. The Rev. Barry Hogan officiated the double-ring ceremony.

Mr. and Mrs. Israel Lozano
The bride is the daughter of Dr. Terry and Carmen Antoine.
The groom is the son of David and Pilar Lozano.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory, empire-waist wedding gown as her something new and her mother’s ivory veil as her something old. Her mother’s pearls were her something borrowed, and her something blue was a garter made by her maternal grandmother.
She also carried a bouquet of ivory roses accented with peacock feathers.
Tristan and Tabitha Hogan were bell ringer and guestbook attendant.
Pianist was Cassie Hanna of Paradise. Soloist Karri Hogan of Saginaw sang “In This Life” and “The Lord’s Prayer.”
Following the ceremony, a reception hosted by the bride’s parents was held in the fellowship hall at the church. Servers were Donna Bean and Nicole Johnson.

Lusty - Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Lusty
Published Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Lusty
Lisa Rawle Little of Chico and Douglas Lusty of Burleson were married June 9, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Decatur. Ken May officiated the double-ring ceremony.
Escorted by her son, Trey Little, the bride wore a corseted strapless ivory gown with a dropped-waist and ruched bodice that featured beading at the bust line and on the side. She carried a bouquet of aliceara and cattleya orchids.
Maid of honor was Ashley Little of Chico, daughter of the bride. Bridesmaids were Alisha Lusty and Brittany Lusty, daughters of the groom, both of Burleson. They wore one-shoulder dresses in deep blue and carried bouquets that were smaller versions of the bride’s.
Best man was Austin Lusty of Burleson, son of the groom. Groomsmen were Joey Cantu of Decatur and Trey Little.
Ushers were Justin Romine of Decatur, cousin of the bride, and Kortney Fenley of Dallas.
Guest book attendant was Kendra Romine of Decatur, cousin of the bride. Musician was Joey Cantu.
A reception followed at the church. Servers were Ashley Little, Alisha Lusty and Brittany Lusty.
The couple took a honeymoon trip to Sanctuary Cap Cana in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Lynch - Jessica Diane French and William Paul Lynch
Published Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Jessica Diane French and William Paul Lynch
Jessica Diane French, daughter of Charles and Kim French, all of Alvord, will marry William Paul Lynch, son of James and Terry Lynch, all of Alvord, April 27, 2012, at MD Resort in Aurora. Joe Caballero with the Montague County Cowboy Church will officiate.
The bride-elect is employed by Dr. Meria Aulds and the prospective groom is employed by Oilstates Energy Services.

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