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Marshall, Buck James - Caitlin Nicole Yale and Buck James Marshall
Published Saturday, October 27, 2012

Caitlin Nicole Yale and Buck James Marshall
Caitlin Nicole Yale of Rhome will marry Buck James Marshall of Rhome Nov. 2, 2012, at The Orchard in Azle. Yale is the daughter of Craig and Lisa Yale and Penny Hickinbotham, all of Alvord, and Marshall is the son of Clay and Roberta Marshall of Aurora.
The bride-elect attended Texas Women’s University and works at First Financial Bank.
The prospective groom attended Brookhaven College and works at Sam Pack’s Ford Country of Lewisville.

Marshall, Robert Roy - Amber Dawn Hathaway and Robert Roy Marshall
Published Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Amber Dawn Hathaway and Robert Roy Marshall
Amber Dawn Hathaway, daughter of Karen Garrison, will marry Robert Roy Marshall, son of Barbara Campbell, all of Chico, Oct. 6, 2012, on the Square in Chico. Karen Green will officiate.

Martinez - Richard and Ethel Martinez
Published Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Richard and Ethel Martinez of Boyd celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary with a cookout May 27, 2012, at their home in Boyd.
Richard Martinez and the former Ethel Bolin were married June 2, 1990, in Hale Center.
Their children include: Monica and William Haller of Joshua; Daniel Nugent, Julie Brown and Amanda Nugent-Gomez and Tim of Haltom City; Rachel Martinez and Erica Martinez of Lake Worth. They have nine grandchildren.
Richard grew up in Hale Center and came to Fort Worth with the Air Force in the ’70s. He is a forklift/reach truck operator. Ethel attended school in Boyd in the ’60s.

McConnell - Briana Nicole Lambert and Kolby Micheal McConnell
Published Saturday, October 13, 2012

Briana Nicole Lambert and Kolby Micheal McConnell
Briana Nicole Lambert, daughter of Tim and Brandi Lambert and the late Tina Ransom Lambert of Paradise, will marry Kolby Micheal McConnell of Paradise, son of Kevin and Rhonda McConnell of Azle and Kelley and Jody Curry of Springtown, Oct. 20, 2012, at The Grille at Hill Country Harbor at Possum Kingdom Lake with Corbin Young officiating.
The bride-elect graduated from Paradise High School in 2009 and Ogle School of Hair in 2011. She is employed by Salon D Squared in Haslet.
The prospective groom graduated from Paradise High School in 2006 and Weatherford College in 2010. He works for Devon Energy as an INE operator.

Meadows - Jessica Diane Carpenter and Lyndon “Mitch” Mitchell Meadows
Published Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Jessica Diane Carpenter and Lyndon "Mitch" Mitchell Meadows
Jessica Diane Carpenter, daughter of Tracy and Michelle Keen of Miami, Texas, will marry Lyndon “Mitch” Mitchell Meadows, son of Don and Deborah Meadows of Paradise and Sandy Surrage of Altus, Okla., on April 20, 2012, at Today’s Memories Wedding Venue in Amarillo.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Nocona High School. She owns a tumbling business in Miami.
The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of Miami High School. He is employed by Chesapeake Energy as a pumper.

Miller - Toney and Linda Miller
Published Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Toney and Linda Miller
Toney and Linda Miller of Boyd will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 25, 2012.
Toney, and the former Linda Melton, were married May 25, 1962, in Hugo, Okla.
They have three children: Tonja Underwood of Paradise, Toby Miller of Boyd and Tim Miller of Boyd. They also have 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Toney and Linda are retired.

Monroe - Whitney Rashea Baird and Kyler Blake Monroe
Published Saturday, October 6, 2012

Whitney Rashea Baird and Kyler Blake Monroe
Whitney Rashea Baird of Bowie, daughter of Mona and Paul Ray Baird of Saint Jo, will marry Kyler Blake Monroe, son of Larry Monroe, also of Bowie, Oct. 20, 2012, in Saint Jo.
The bride-elect graduated from Saint Jo High School in 2007 and North Central Texas College in Corinth with a degree in medical billing and coding in 2012. She is employed by Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.
Her grandparents are Jim and the late LaWanda Baird of Alvord and Vincent and Irma Forrester of Forestburg.
The prospective groom graduated from Bowie High School in 2006 and works for USA Compression in Weatherford.
His grandparents are Kenneth and the late Joyce Monroe and the late Clarence and Mary Frances Taylor.

Montgomery - Krystal NaKole Sherman and Jonathan Tad Montgomery
Published Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Krystal NaKole Sherman and Jonathan Tad Montgomery
Krystal NaKole Sherman of Grapevine, daughter of Tracy and Belinda Sherman of Decatur, will marry Jonathan Tad Montgomery of Grapevine, son of Diana and Wayne Dobbs of Allen and Brad Montgomery of Allen, June 2, 2013, in Cozumel, Mexico. Darla Cordell of Bowie will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Decatur High School in 2006, the University of North Texas with a degree in kinesiology and minor in Spanish in 2009 and the University of Texas Southwestern in 2012 as a doctor of physical therapy.
The prospective groom graduated from Allen High School in 2005, UNT with a degree in kinesiology in 2008 and plans to graduate in 2013 from UNT Health Science Center as a doctor of physical therapy.

Morganthaler - Claudette Carlene Coble and Cody Morganthaler
Published Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Claudette Carlene Coble and Cody Morganthaler
Claudette Carlene Coble, daughter of Claude F. and Laura Coble, all of Chico, will marry Cody Morganthaler, son of Eddie and Nancy Morganthaler, all of Rhome, Sept. 21, 2012, at Horseshoe Bay Resort in Horseshoe Bay.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Chico High School and attended Weatherford College.
The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School and 2007 graduate of Stephan F. Austin University, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Morse - Drs. Sarah Tison Jordan and Steven Andrew Morse
Published Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Drs. Sarah Tison Jordan and Steven Andrew Morse
Dr. Sarah Tison Jordan, daughter of Mark and Susan Jordan of Decatur, will marry Dr. Steven Andrew Morse, son of Dr. Michael and Earline Morse of Houston, in a destination wedding in early 2013.
The bride-elect graduated from Decatur High School in 2000, Texas A&M University with a degree in biomedical science in 2004 and Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Medicine in 2008. Dr. Jordan will complete residency in obstetrics and gynecology at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth in 2013.
The prospective groom graduated from Lamar High School in Houston in 2000, the University of Arkansas with a degree in biology in 2004 and the University of Arkansas School of Medical Sciences in 2011. Dr. Morse will complete obstetrics and gynecology residency at John Peter Smith in 2015.

Munn - Doug and Barbara Munn
Published Saturday, October 13, 2012

Doug and Barbara Munn
Doug and Barbara Munn of Keller will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with “under the oaks” at their residence Oct. 13, hosted by their daughters.
Doug Munn and Barbara Burton, formerly of Decatur, were married Oct. 13, 1962, in Ponder at the home of her sister, Peggy Payne.
They have five daughters – Connie Lambert and husband, Randy, of Grapevine, Julie McLeroy and husband, Bob, of Commerce, Marcy Blagg and husband, Bob, of the Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany, Daira Wilson and husband, Steve, of Austin, and Heather Huffaker and husband, Prentice, of Azle; 10 grandchildren two great-grandchildren.
After serving in the Navy, Doug was employed by telecommunications companies for 40 years.
Barbara retired in 1995 as branch manager of a Dallas mortgage banking firm.
Since their retirements, they have traveled to 39 countries. They plan to visit more states in America.
They agree that “living happily ever after begins one day at a time.”

Niblett - Mr. and Mrs. Colton Niblett
Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Colton Niblett
Jordan Lane and Colton Niblett of Decatur were married June 9, 2012, at Pleasant Grove Cowboy Church in Decatur. Roland Hodge officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of U.B. and Lisa Herrington of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Chet and Elaina Niblett of Decatur.
Escorted by her parents, the bride wore a white, satin gown accented with lace.
Maid of honor was Paige Oates of Decatur.
Ringbearer was Brock Smith of Midland, grandson of Jerrod and Vicki Niblett.
Best man was Cruz Niblett of Decatur.
Ushers were Jeffrey Torres and Willie Schooling, both of Decatur.
A reception hosted by the couple’s family was held at the Women’s Building on the Wise County Sheriff’s Posse Grounds in Decatur.
The couple lives in Decatur.

Nieves - Mikael-Anne Dial and Vincent Ryan Nieves
Published Saturday, October 20, 2012

Mikael-Anne Dial and Vincent Ryan Nieves
Mikael-Anne Danae Dial, daughter of Byron and Stacy Dial of Springtown, will marry Vincent Ryan Nieves, son of Tony and Jeana Nieves of Haslet, Dec. 29, 2012, in Springtown.
The bride-elect is pursuing a nursing degree at Lubbock Christian University. She is the granddaughter of Lee and Letitia Dial of Hanford, Calif., and Gene and Oleta Parker of Springtown.
The prospective groom is studying children’s ministry at Lubbock Christian. He is the grandson of Floyd and Joann Muncy of Haltom City.

Oates - Willie ‘Bill’ and Emma Jean Oates
Published Saturday, October 27, 2012

Willie ‘Bill’ and Emma Jean Oates
Willie “Bill” and Emma Jean Oates of Aurora will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Nov. 10, with a reception 2 to 4 p.m. at the Boyd Church of Christ fellowship hall.
Bill Oates and the former Emma Jean Roberts were married Nov. 10, 1962, at the Wise County Courthouse after dating only three months.
They have two sons, Willie Oates and Timothy Oates, both of Aurora; and six grandchildren.
Bill works on the dock for Roadway, and Emma Jean works for Northwest ISD.
The are both members of the Church of Christ.

Oliver - Jennifer Anne Fuller and Jordan Matthew Oliver
Published Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Jennifer Anne Fuller and Jordan Matthew Oliver
Jennifer Anne Fuller, daughter of Rusty and Debbie Fuller, will marry Jordan Matthew Oliver, son of Larry and Judy Oliver, all of Midland, Aug. 4, 2012, in Maui, Hawaii.
The bride-elect graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Midland in 2005 and Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Nursing in 2010 with a bachelor of science degree. She is a neonatal intensive care unit nurse. Her grandparents are Ray and Brenda Rankin of Chico and Patricia Fuller of Bowie.
The prospective groom graduated from Lee High in 2003 and Texas Tech University in 2008 with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology. He works for the city of Carrollton. His grandmother is Faye Oliver of Sherman.

Partin - Lezlie Alcaraz and Wes Partin
Published Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Lezlie Alcaraz and Wes Partin
Lezlie Alcaraz, daughter of Elizabeth Bainbridge and Henry and Martha Alcaraz Jr., all of Fort Worth, will marry Wes Partin, son of Sherri and Mike Stockton of Bridgeport and Virgil Partin of Abilene, Sept. 15, 2012, in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
The bride-elect graduated in 2006 from Boswell High School in Saginaw and is a brand ambassador for Brewco Marketing Group.
The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is employed as a production foreman for Legend Natural Gas.

Pryor - Herman and Kaleta Pryor
Published Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Herman and Kaleta Pryor
Herman and Kaleta Pryor of Decatur will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary July 19, 2012, with a reception 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 21, in the Women’s Building at the Sheriff’s Posse Grounds on Farm Road 51 South in Decatur. There will be a money tree available.
Herman and the former Kaleta Simpson were married July 19, 1947, in Detroit, Texas by Justice of the Peace Austin Guess.
They had nine children: Barbara Cansler and husband, Ken; Gary Pryor, and Ray Pryor and wife, Debbie, all of Chico; Charlotte King and husband, David, of Alvord; Susan Wall and husband, Johnny, and Larry Pryor and wife, Kathy, all of Decatur; and Rocky Pryor of Illinois. Tommy Pryor died in 2008 of cancer; Jerry Dell Pryor died at birth.
The couple also have 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 16 step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren.
Herman retired from BK Trucking in Bridgeport.
Kaleta retired from in-home care and daycare.

Raley - Tia Marie Johnson and Tyler Clark Raley
Published Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tia Marie Johnson and Tyler Clark Raley
Tia Marie Johnson, daughter of Jack and Norma Johnson of Ponder, will marry Tyler Clark Raley, son of Tim and Sherry Raley of Crafton, Sept. 29, 2012.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Eva McDaniel of Lewisville. She graduated from Ponder High School in 2006 and Tarleton State University in Stephenville with a bachelor of science degree in animal science in 2010 and a master of science in agriculture in 2012.
The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of Chico High School and earned a bachelor of science degree in agricultural services and development from Tarleton.

Redder - Syndi Ryann VanHoose and Andrew “AJ” Jacob Redder
Published Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Syndi Ryann VanHoose, daughter of Robert and Kathy VanHoose of Chico, will marry Andrew “AJ” Jacob Redder, son of Ancel and Tina Redder of Decatur, on May 12, 2012, at the Texas Star Ranch in Weatherford.
The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Chico High School. She is pursuing a degree in nursing at Weatherford College and is employed by Chico ISD as a substitute teacher.
The prospective groom is a 2004 graduate of Decatur High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is employed by Wilson Supply Co. in Bridgeport.

Reeves - Garry and Joan Reeves
Published Saturday, December 1, 2012
Garry and Joan Reeves of Decatur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the Decatur Civic Center.

Garry and Joan Reeves
Garry and the former Joan Ballance were married Dec. 24, 1962, in St. Louis, Mo., while Garry was on leave from the U.S. Navy.
They have two children, Yvette Lewis and husband, Bruce, of Paradise, and Todd Reeves and wife, Shea, of Justin; six grandchildren, Brittany Lewis, Blake Lewis, Miranda Ewing, Nikki Reeves, Merry Reeves and Jacob Reeves; and two great-grandchildren, Lily and Sarah Karadimas.
Garry is retired from American Airlines, and Joan works part time as a beautician.

Reynolds - Margaret E. and Lenard R. Reynolds
Published Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Margaret E. and Lenard R. Reynolds
Margaret E. and Lenard R. Reynolds of Boyd celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with their family Aug. 30, 2012.
Lenard, son of Arthur and Jeffie Bea Reynolds of Chillicothe, and the former Margaret E. Thompson, daughter of Walford and Daisy Thompson, were married Aug. 30, 1952, in Crowell.
They moved to the DFW area, where they raised their sons, then moved to Boyd for their retirement years and became active in mission and civic work.
Lenard served on the Boyd City Council for more than nine years, two as mayor pro tem. He was in the construction business and started and owned Len Roy Don Remodeling for 30 years. He built city water tanks for 20 years and is now a bus driver for Northwest schools.
Lenard served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and received an honorable discharge in 1956.
Margaret owned and operated a florist in Colleyville and was in the antique business for 21 years. She has gone on 40 mission trips in and out of America.
They are members of the Church of Christ.
They have two sons, Roy Reynolds and wife, Cindy, of Aurora and Gary Reynolds and wife, Jan, of Tijeras, N.M.; grandchildren Reyn Reynolds and spouse, Sandra, Beau Reynolds and spouse, Stacy, and Kara Jones and spouse, Todd; great-grandchildren Payton Michele Reynolds, Grayson Luke Reynolds and two on the way.

Robbins, Jarred Kyle (1) - Sarah Rene Allen and Jarred Kyle Robbins
Published Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sarah Rene Allen and Jarred Kyle Robbins
Sarah Rene Allen, daughter of Todd and Jennifer Allen, all of Decatur, will marry Jarred Kyle Robbins of Decatur, son of Robbie Robbins and Robin Cooper, Sept. 14, 2012, at Piazza in the Village in Colleyville.

Robbins, Jarred Kyle (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Jarred Kyle Robbins
Published Saturday, November 3, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Jarred Kyle Robbins
Sarah Rene Allen and Jarred Kyle Robbins of Fort Worth were married Sept. 14, 2012, at Piazza in the Village in Colleyville. Pastor Brian Hook officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Todd and Jennifer Allen of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Robbie Robbins of Fort Worth and Robin Cooper of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white gown that featured a full, layered skirt of ruffles and ruched lace over an organza-fitted bodice accented by an embellished Swarovski crystal belt and corset-back closure. She wore a fingertip veil and carried a bouquet of white and pink roses and hydrangeas.
Maid of honor was Janelle Allen. Bridesmaids were Allye Harrell, Ashlee Reed, Erica Eison, Kendall Juett and Carly Robbins.
Bridal attendants wore pewter dresses and pink shoes, and carried bouquets of pink roses.
Flower girl was Tillie Hayhurst, daughter of Conor and Laurie Hayhurst, and Emeri Ralston, daughter of Joel and Nickie Ralston.
Ringbearer was Zeke Hayhurst, son of Conor and Laurie Hayhurst.
Best man was Tyler Robbins. Groomsmen were Micheal Simmons, Trent Allen, Garrett Eison, Russell Pryor and Jonathan Jones.
Ushers were Brian Christian, Yates McCurdy and Cason Caraway.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Piazza in the Village Grand Ballroom.
The couple took a wedding trip to St. Lucia. They’re making their home in Fort Worth. The groom works for North Central Texas Truck and Trailer repair.

Robbins, Justin - Lauren Wray Keenum and Justin Robbins
Published Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Lauren Wray Keenum and Justin Robbins
Lauren Wray Keenum of College Station, daughter of Steve and Susan Keenum of Abilene, will marry Justin Robbins of College Station, son of Floyd and Debbie Boatright of Decatur, on July 7, 2012, at Beltway Park Baptist Church in Abilene. Tyler Hardy will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Abilene Wylie High School and is a student at Texas A&M University in College Station.
The prospective groom graduated from Decatur High School and is a student at Texas A&M.

Rogers - Ruby and Don Rogers
Published Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ruby and Don Rogers
Ruby and Don Rogers of Cottondale celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 19.
Don and the former Ruby Walker were married Jan. 19, 1962, at the Parker County Courthouse in Weatherford.
They have four children: William “Tony” Rogers of Paradise; Terri Watts of Alvord; Donnie Rogers and wife, Kathy, of Mineral Wells; and Karen Colburn and husband, Scott, of Bridgeport; grandchildren Stephanie, Sonya, Dustin and Emily Rogers, Michael and Mary Watts, and Kate and Clay Colburn; and great-grandchildren Jayden and Kaydence Rogers.
Don is a retired Bell Helicoper flight line mechanic. Ruby is a retired custodian and bus driver.
They celebrated with family and friends Jan. 22 with a reception hosted by their children at the First Baptist Church in Cottondale.

Ruddick - Vernon and Shelba Ruddick
Published Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Vernon and Shelba Ruddick
Vernon and Shelba Ruddick of Alvord celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner event hosted by their children and grandchildren June 30, 2012, at Fred Meyers Banquet Hall in Bridgeport.
Vernon and the former Shelba Pate were married June 30, 1962, at Sunnyland Assembly of God Church in Houston.
Their children are Noel Ruddick and wife, LeeAnn, of Chico, Wesley Ruddick and girlfriend, Donna Martin, of Alvord, Marie “Pris” Potter and husband, Randy Sr., of Decatur and Andi Purkins and husband, Randy, of Nevada, Texas; grandchildren Whitney Buckner and husband, Curtis, Jordan Chandler, Shelbie Chandler, Cheyanne Ruddick, Katlin Purkins, Kaleb Purkins, Kolton Purkins, Ryan Ruddick, Cassie Martin and Sarah Martin; and great-grandchildren Madyson Buckner and Creese Buckner.
Vernon is a retired self-employed truck driver and is a shop supervisor for Got To Go Solutions in Chico.
Shelba is retired. Both are members of The Father’s House in Decatur and do jail ministry at Lindsey State Jail in Jacksboro.

Sanderson - Tom and Joan Sanderson
Published Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tom and Joan Sanderson
Tom and Joan Sanderson of Rhome celebrated their 50th anniversary with a second honeymoon.
Tom and the former Joan Marie Gansky were married Sept. 22, 1962, at Oakhurst United Methodist Church in Fort Worth.
They have two children: Ross Sanderson of Rhome and Terri Frazier of Fort Worth; and four grandchildren.
Tom is retired from the Wise County Sheriff’s Office. Joan is retired from the Federal Aviation Administration. Both are members of the First United Methodist Church in Boyd.

Shelton - Dustin Rae Blevins and Terry Duane Shelton Jr.
Published Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dustin Rae Blevins and Terry Duane Shelton Jr.
Dustin Rae Blevins, daughter of Raymond Blevins of Fort Worth and Carrie Keeter of Boyd, will marry Terry Duane Shelton Jr., son of Ray and Janice Reaves of Decatur and the late Terry Duane Shelton Sr. of Keller, on May 26, 2012.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Decatur High School. She is pursuing a degree in nursing from Tarrant County College.
The prospective groom is a 2003 Decatur High School graduate. He was on active duty with the U.S. Air Force from 2003 to 2009 and transferred to the Air Force Reserves in 2009. He is employed by the Department of Defense as an Air Reserve technician.

Silvey - Jessica Danielle Porter and Jonathan Dwayne Silvey
Published Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Jessica Danielle Porter and Jonathan Dwayne Silvey
Jessica Danielle Porter, daughter of Marvin Porter and Angela Porter, all of Alvord, will marry Jonathan Dwayne Silvey, son of Allen and Amy Silvey, all of Springtown, Feb. 18, 2012, at The Orchard in Azle.

Smith, Alton - Alton and Lillie Smith
Published Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Alton and Lillie Smith of Bridgeport will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, in the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church in Decatur.
Alton and the former Lillie Stephens were married Aug. 31, 1962, in Duncan, Okla.
They have three children: Suzy Smith of McKinney, Kay Grant of Bridgeport and Jeff Smith of Irving; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Alton is a retired welder and is involved in the National Rifle Association. He is also a Cold War veteran.
Lillie is a retired teacher and volunteers at Wise Choices Pregnancy Resource Center.
Both are involved in the Harvest Baptist Association, First Baptist Church of Decatur and Texas Alliance of Raceway Ministries.

Smith, Ronnie - Loveta and Ronnie Smith
Published Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Loveta and Ronnie Smith of Boyd will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a “surprise” party 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Boyd Church of Christ.
All friends, relatives and acquaintances are invited. Dress is casual and gifts are not expected.

Stidger - Morgan Collier and Cory Stidger
Published Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Morgan Collier and Cory Stidger
Morgan Collier and Cory Stidger
Morgan Collier, daughter of Bret and Gail Collier, all of Alpine, will marry Cory Stidger, son of Jesse and Krystal Rose, all of Alvord, Aug. 4, 2012, in Stephenville. Glenn Shock with Valley Grove Baptist Church will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Alpine High School and is attending Tarleton State University in Stephenville. She works for Animal Heath and Medical Center in Stephenville.
The prospective groom graduated from Alvord High School in 2007 and attended Tarleton State. He is employed by Nix Manufacturing in Stephenville.

Tate - Catherine Renee McMillan and Seth Aaron Tate
Published Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Catherine Renee McMillan and Seth Aaron Tate
Catherine Renee McMillan, daughter of David and Bethany McMillan, all of Austin, will marry Seth Aaron Tate, son of Dr. Joe and Jana Tate, all of Boyd, May 27, 2012, at The Terrace in Dripping Springs.
The bride-elect graduated from James Bowie High School in 2008 and Texas A&M University in 2011.
The prospective groom graduated from Boyd High School in 2008 and will graduate from Texas A&M in 2012. He is employed by Southern Shingles.

Taylor, Jared - Christine Tower and Jared Taylor
Published Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Christine Tower and Jared Taylor
Christine Tower of Houston, daughter of Ike and Theresa Tower of Buffalo, will marry Jared Taylor of Houston, son of Dale and Mary Taylor of Boyd, on July 14, 2012, at the Gallery in Houston.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Klein Oak High School in Spring. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007 and her master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. She is a consultant at Stress Engineering Services.
The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Boyd High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Texas in 2007. He is employed at Sysco Corporation.

Taylor, Kenneth - Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Taylor
Published Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Taylor
Kaye Brooks and Kenneth Taylor, both of Decatur, were married Feb. 18, 2012, at an in-home ceremony in Decatur. Jason Wiginton officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is employed by Wal-Mart and the groom is employed by Karl Klement. The couple lives in Decatur.

Taylor, Paul - Amber Burgess and Paul Taylor
Published Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Amber Burgess and Paul Taylor
Amber Burgess, daughter of Jane and the late Otto Burgess, all of Chico, will marry Paul Taylor of Bagwell, son of James and JoAnn Taylor of Decatur, Oct. 6, 2012, in Chico.
The bride-elect graduated from Texas Tech University and works for Hampton Inn and Suites.
The prospective groom works for the Red River County Sheriff’s Department and is pursuing a degree in criminal justice.

Tillery - Nina Lois Taylor-Peacock and Jace Edward Tillery
Published Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Nina Lois Taylor-Peacock and Jace Edward Tillery
Nina Lois Taylor-Peacock, daughter of Sylvia and Charles Taylor, and granddaughter of Nina Robinson, all of Decatur, will marry Jace Edward Tillery, son of James and Vicki Tillery and grandson of Billy and Joyce Rodgers, all of Jacksboro, March 31, 2012, at The Orchard in Azle.
The bride-elect is employed at Key Energy Services in Fort Worth as a manager in the Central Marketplace Division.
The prospective groom owns and operates JET Oilfield Services in Jacksboro.

Tipton (1) - Zachary Wayne Tipton and Heather Elizabeth Sandusky
Published Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Zachary Wayne Tipton and Heather Elizabeth Sandusky
Heather Elizabeth Sandusky of Decatur, daughter of Hollie and Dave Maltzman of Arlington and Steve and Lara Sandusky of Bella Vista, Ark., will marry Zachary Wayne Tipton of Decatur, son of Johnny and Monica Slimp of Decatur and Wayne and Olga Tipton of Paradise, July 14, 2012, at Eagle Drive Baptist Church in Decatur. Jorge Vazquez, Eagle Drive Baptist Church youth pastor, will officiate.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dr. Jan Sandusky of Duncanville and Dr. George and MaryAnn Sandusky of Cedar Hill. She is a graduate of Decatur High School and will attend the University of North Texas this fall. She is employed by Karl Klement in Decatur.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Charles and Annette Riley and Raylene Slimp of Decatur and Sharon Tipton of Paradise. He is a homeschool graduate who attended Champion Baptist College in Hot Springs, Ark. He works for Pipeline Plastics in Decatur.

Tipton (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Zachary Wayne Tipton
Published Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Zachary Wayne Tipton
Heather Elizabeth Sandusky and Zachary Wayne Tipton of Decatur were married July 14, 2012, at Eagle Drive Baptist Church in Decatur. Jorge Vazquez, youth pastor, officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Steve and Lara Sandusky of Bella Vista, Ark., and Dave and Hollie Maltzman of Arlington.
The groom is the son of Johnny and Monica Slimp of Decatur, and Wayne and Olga Tipton of Paradise.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless empire waist gown in white featuring a pick-up skirt and a turquoise sash adorned with rhinestones. Her headpiece was a white, elbow-length double veil and rhinestone tiara.
She also wore a silver locket given to her by her grandmother, a turquoise beaded necklace and bracelet and turquoise chandelier earrings.
She carried a bouquet of white Gerbera daisies hand-tied with turquoise ribbon.
Bridesmaids were Christina Kahn of Greenwood and Sarah Stromburg of Paradise. They wore cocktail-length wrap dresses in turquoise floral, pearl earrings and mulit-strand pearl necklaces. They carried a single gerber daisy wrapped in ribbon.
Flower girls were Sara Slimp and Kaitlyn Spence, nieces of the groom. Ringbearer was Andrew Kahn, son of Jonathan and Christina Kahn of Greenwood.
Best man was James Slimp, brother of the groom, and groomsman was Cody Byrd.
Junior ushers were Matthew Sandusky, Jacob Maltzman and Aaron Maltzman, brothers of the bride, and Tyler Fisher, Travis Slimp, Trent Fisher and Josh Slough, nephews of the groom.
Pianist was Jo Joiner. The groom sang “Love Never Fails” during the ceremony.
A reception followed at the church and was hosted by the parents of the groom. Servers were Mary McGar, Beverly Robinson, Linda Pate, Saretha Riley and Patty Cook. John and Becky Dear performed a duet of “Love of My Life.”
Following a honeymoon trip to San Antonio, the couple live in Decatur.
The bride is a 2012 graduate of Decatur High School and plans to attend the University of North Texas in the fall. She is employed by Karl Klement.
The groom is a 2010 homeschool graduate. He attended Champion Baptist College in Hot Springs, Ark., and is employed by Pipeline Plastics.

Tucker - Tiffany Nichole Garrett and John Scott Tucker
Published Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Tiffany Nichole Garrett and John Scott Tucker
Tiffany Nichole Garrett of Wichita Falls, daughter of James Ray and Karen Garrett of Decatur, will marry John Scott Tucker, son of Scott and Betsy Tucker, all of Wichita Falls, on Jan. 5, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Decatur High School and attended Texas A&M University. She expects to graduate in December with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Midwestern State University.
The prospective groom is a 2009 graduate of S.H. Rider High School in Wichita Falls and is a student at Midwestern.

Vaughan - Mr. and Mrs. John Gregg Vaughan
Published Saturday, September 29, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. John Gregg Vaughan
Laurie Ann Johnson and John Gregg Vaughan of Argyle were married Aug. 4, 2012, in Decatur.
The bride is the daughter of Francis Phil and Eva Fay Johnson of Argyle.
The groom is the son of the late Norman Dean and Lila Lelani Vaughan of Decatur.
The bride was escorted by Stacci Harris Key of Fort Worth, who was also the matron of honor.
Best Man was Wesley Gabe Vaughan.
A reception was held at Reunion on the Square in Decatur.
The couple live in Argyle.

Walker - Heather Nicole McMillan and William Forrest Walker
Published Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Heather Nicole McMillan and William Forrest Walker
Heather Nicole McMillan, daughter of Todd and Sherry McMillan all of Santa Anna, will marry William Forrest Walker, son of Jennifer Walker all of Bridgeport, Saturday, Sept. 1,2012, in Coleman.
The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate of Santa Anna High School and is attending Cisco Junior College.
The prospective groom is a 2011 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is also attending Cisco Junior College.

Wallace - Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Thomas Wallace
Published Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Thomas Wallace
Mackenzie Lee Simpson of Bridgeport and Alexander Thomas Wallace of Austin were married Aug. 27, 2011, at the Smith Family Chapel at Riverbend Church in Austin. The Rev. Johnny Irish officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mike and Martine Simpson of Bridgeport.
The groom is the son of Tom and Marja Wallace of Austin.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a gown designed by Ulla-Maija for Neiman Marcus. The one-shoulder gown of mocha charmeuse satin featured an overlay of ivory French Alencon lace and a chapel-length train. A single layer of illustion framed her face and flowed beyond her train.
Bridesmaids were Michelle Simpson Tuegel and Maryssa Simpson, sisters of the bride, along with friends of the bride.
Honor attendants wore champagne twobirds dresses, designed to wrap in a unique style for each girl.
Best man was Derek Wallace, brother of the groom. Eight of the groom’s friends served as groomsmen.
Soloist was Maryssa Simpson, who performed an original song.
A reception was held in the Starlight Room at The Oasis, overlooking Lake Travis. The band “Identity Theft” entertained.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a graduate of Baylor Law School. She is practicing with the firm Thompson Knight.
The groom graduated from Baylor University with a master of business administration. He is a consultant with the Dwyer Group.
Following a honeymoon trip to Maui, Hawaii, the couple lives in Dallas.

Watson - Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Ray Watson
Published Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Ray Watson
Courtney Michelle Thomas and Hunter Ray Watson, both of Paradise, were married Dec. 3, 2011, at the First Baptist Church in Cottondale. Josh Clark of Paradise officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Doug and Leanna Thomas of Paradise.
The groom is the son of Gary and Cindy Watson of Paradise.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless gown with a fitted bodice.
Maid of honor was Morgan Thomas. Bridesmaids were Briana Lambert, Christian Moran, Dana Jones, Amber Kirkland and Courtney Bryant.
Flower girl was Presley Mayberry, daughter of Jacob and Amanda Mayberry. Ringbearers were Nixon Mayberry, son of Jacob and Amanda Mayberry, and Cole Osborn, son of Byron and Ashley Osborn.
Best man was Brolan Gentry. Groomsmen were Byron Osborn, Billy Greenwood, Josh Drake, Jacob Mayberry, Cody Cook and Chad Reynolds.
Ushers were Justin Adams and Jake Russell.
Candlelighters were Leanna Thomas and Cindy Watson, mothers of the bride and groom.
Guestbook attendant was Cassidy Kirkland.
A reception followed the ceremony at the church.
The bride is a 2009 graduate of Paradise High School.
The groom is a 2008 graduate of Paradise High School. He is employed by Peterbilt Motors.

White - Darwin and Brenda White
Published Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Darwin and Brenda White
Darwin and Brenda White of Chico will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Sweetie Pie’s Ribeyes Wednesday, May 23.
Darwin and the former Brenda Wasson were married May 23, 1987, in Denton.
They have two sons. U.S. Army Specialist Brandon Wasson of Schweinfurt, Germany, currently serving in Afghanistan and Bryan White of Chico, a junior at Chico High School; and a daughter Delise White of Decatur, a jailer at the Wise County Sheriff’s Office.
The couple returned to Chico from Denton in 2002 so their kids could graduate from Chico High. They are members of First Baptist Church in Chico.

Whitted - Lacie Wiese and Christopher Whitted
Published Saturday, October 13, 2012

Lacie Wiese and Christopher Whitted
Lacie Wiese, daughter of Marvin and Denise Wiese, all of Doniphan, Neb., will marry Christopher Whitted, son of Bob and Lora Whitted of Decatur, Dec. 29, 2012, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Doniphan.
The bride-elect graduated from Doniphan-Trumbull High School in 2008 and earned a bachelor of fine arts with an emphasis in visual communications and design from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2012.
She is employed by Idea Bank Marketing in Hastings, Neb., and is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, American Advertising Federation – Lincoln and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
The prospective groom graduated from Bethesda Christian School in Fort Worth in 2007 and earned a bachelor of science in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2012.
He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps in May and is attending The Basic School in Quantico, Va. After graduation he will attend flight school in Pensacola, Fla.

Williams - Thomas and Donna Williams
Published Saturday, November 3, 2012

Thomas and Donna Williams
Thomas and Donna Williams of Boyd will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Trinity Baptist Church in Boyd.
Thomas and the former Donna Baker were married Dec. 1, 1962, at Plymouth Park Methodist Church in Irving.
They have three sons, Brad Williams of Irving, Eric Williams of North Richland Hills and Nathan Williams of Oklahoma City, and one daughter, Katrina Owens of Boyd.
The couple has one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Thomas and Donna are retired and are members of Trinity Baptist Church. Thomas is a Mason, and Donna is a member of the Parker County Quilt Guild.
Their anniversary party is hosted by Katrina Owens, Pam Williams and Crystal Payne.

Young - Mr. and Mrs. Corbin Heath Young
Published Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Corbin Heath Young
Kandace Joann Schuelke and Corbin Heath Young of Brownwood were married Dec. 31, 2011, at the Circle 6 Baptist Encampment in Stanton. Jeff Scott, brother-in-law of the bride, with Pioneer Drive Baptist Church in Abilene officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Kenneth and Patty Schuelke of Stanton.
The groom is the son of Ren and Leisha Young of Paradise.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a royal satin ballgown with a sweetheart neckline and cap sleeves. The bodice was pleated and had an illusion corset in the back, forming a deep V-dropped waistline. The ballgown skirt had full scallops of satin gathered to one side and showed a layer of intricate lace underneath. The gown was embellished with beaded fabric flowers and sprinkled with Swarovski crystals. Her headpiece was a white tulle veil with a jeweled barrette. She carried a bouquet of deep pink roses, purple and fuschia orchids, blue delphinium and stephanotis studded with simulated diamonds.
Matron of honor was Tarah Scott of Abilene, sister of the bride. Maid of honor was Julia Schuelke of Brownwood, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Kirstyn Young of Abilene, sister of the groom, Brooke Schuelke of Stanton, sister-in-law of the bride, Kaitlyn Blocker of Stanton, cousin of the bride, Maegan Blocker of Stanton, cousin of the bride, and Cassie Emerson of Brownwood.
Honor attendants wore pewter taffeta full-length dresses with a single shoulder strap embellished with a rhinestone brooch. The bodice and dropped waist were gathered and formed into a long slim skirt. They wore royal blue or purple heels and had their hair pulled up with jeweled peacock feather clips.
They carried bouquets of deep pink roses, purple and fuschia stock, blue delphinium and peacock feathers.
Flower girls were Maddison, Grace and Lilly Lowery of Paradise, daughters of Greg and Mirenda Lowery and cousins of the groom, Harper Lowery of Decatur, daughter of Chris and Amy Lowery and cousin of the groom, Landri Chapman of Decatur, daughter of Chase and Ashley Chapman and cousin of the groom, Leighton Foster-Kris of Bridgeport, daughter of Kris and Britaney Foster and cousin of the groom, Scout Stockton of Stanton, daughter of Tandi and Richard Stockton and cousin of the bride, Ashlynn, Kaylynn and Adilynn Peugh of Stanton, daughters of Cody and Shanna Peugh and cousins of the bride, Ashley Hill of Stanton, daughter of Jogay Hill and cousin of the bride, Mary Kate Gabheart of Stanton, daughter of Lucy and Gregy Gabheart and cousin of the bride, and Kristin Shaffer of Stanton, daughter of Heather and Todd Shaffer and cousin of the bride.
Ringbearer was Stratton Scott, son of Jeff and Tarah Scott and nephew of the bride.
Best man was Ren Young, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Brian Christian of Decatur, cousin of the groom, Clint Schuelke of Stanton, brother of the bride, Cody McKenzie of Paradise, Cody Hambrick of Decatur, Kolby McConnell of Paradise and Lane Wakefield of Houston.
Ushers were John Hoover of Houston and Lane Shands of Lubbock.
Guestbook attendant was Kristen Blocker, cousin of the bride.
Soloist was Allison Harp of Brownwood.
A reception hosted by the bride’s parents followed the ceremony at Circle 6 Ranch.
The bride is a 2008 graduate of Grady High School and will graduate in May 2012 from Howard Payne University with a bachelor of science in biology/chemistry.
The groom is a 2006 graduate of Paradise High School. He graduated from Howard Payne University with a bachelor of arts in practical theology in 2010. He is working toward his master of arts in theology and ministry from Howard Payne. He is employed by Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Following a honeymoon trip on a seven-day cruise to the islands of St. Maartens, St. Lucia and St. Kitt, the couple lives in Brownwood.