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Anderson - Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Anderson
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, November 16, 2013
Shayla Taylor and Kyle Anderson were married at sunset Oct. 3, 2013, at the Hilton Sandestin Resort and Spa in Florida.
The bride is the daughter of Trey and Shanda Taylor.
The groom is the son of Betty and the late Clay Anderson of Decatur.
Maid of honor was Lauren McCurdy, and matron of honor was Maccie Park. Bridesmaids were Macy Jennings, Jayci Miller, Sydney Brown, Riley Erwin and Brittany Tackett.
Best men were Jake Llewellyn and Neal Llewellyn. Groomsmen were Kasey Denson and Travis Taylor.
Flower girl was Brynna Pran, and ring bearer was Max Pran.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held on the deck overlooking the beach at the resort.
The newlyweds reside in Decatur.
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Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Anderson

Bailey - Forrest L. and Dorothy L. Bailey
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, May 11, 2013
Forrest L. and Dorothy L. Bailey of Keeter celebrated their 66th anniversary May 3, 2013.
Forrest and the former Dorothy Amyett were married May 3, 1947.
Their children are Gaylon Bailey and Donna Robinson of Southlake, and Paula Egger of Keeter. They have five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Forrest retired from Rector Well Equipment. Dorothy worked for Swift & Co.
Forrest L. and Dorothy L. Bailey
Forrest L. and Dorothy L. Bailey

Baird - Jamie Lane Rather and Jason Aubrey Baird
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, October 19, 2013
Jamie Lane Rather, daughter of Linda and Edward Elsmere of Alvord, will marry Jason Aubrey Baird, son of Jim and Lawanda Baird of Alvord, Oct. 26, 2013, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Alvord.
Dr. Ron Bird of Fannin Baptist Church in Fannin, Miss., and Dr. Micheal Feese of Mt. Zion will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Alvord High School. She studied kinesiology at North Central Texas College (NCTC) in Gainesville and is the vision center manager and an American Board of Opticianry-certified optician for Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
The prospective groom graduated from Alvord High in 1992 and earned an associate of arts degree from NCTC in 1994 and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of North Texas in 1997. He is a nursing student.
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Jamie Lane Rather and Jason Aubrey Baird

Bakker - Lyndzey Lee Person and Brad Owen Bakker
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, November 2, 2013
Lyndzey Lee Person, daughter of Stacy and Rissa Person of Florence, will marry Brad Owen Bakker, son of Jeff and Reba Bakker of Alvord, April 5, 2014, at the Flying V Ranch in Decatur.
Timothy McIlhaney will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Florence High School in 2009 and Texas A&M University in 2012. She works for ROW Plus.
The prospective groom graduated from Decatur High School in 2009 and works for ROW Plus.
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Lyndzey Lee Person and Brad Owen Bakker

Beck - Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lee Beck
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, August 3, 2013
Shannon Michelle Everett and Jerry Lee Beck of Decatur were married July 15, 2013, at the groom’s home in Decatur.
The Rev. Louis Horton of Immanuel Baptist Church officiated.
The bride is the daughter of William and Patricia Taylor of Paradise.
The groom is the son of Willie Beck of Stamps, Ark., and Mary Clark of Decatur.
Both the bride and groom work for Wise Regional Health System. He is a volunteer fireman for the Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Department.
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Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lee Beck

Billings - Emily Nicole Fuller and Devon Lee Billings
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 8, 2013
Emily Nicole Fuller of Decatur, daughter of Preston and Rose Fuller of Chico, will marry Devon Lee Billings of Decatur, son of Ray and De Billings of Shawnee, Okla., June 8, 2013, at Greenwood Baptist Church.
The Rev. Tracy Epting will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Chico High School in 2011. She is studying criminal justice at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls.
The prospective groom graduated from Seminole High School in 2008, NACM Seminary in 2009 and earned an associate’s degree in police science from Oklahoma State University in 2011. He is the youth pastor at Greenwood Baptist.

Bodkin - Wendie Rachelle Scheets and Robert Aaron Bodkin IV
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, January 12, 2013
Wendie Rachelle Scheets, daughter of Wesley R. and Amy Scheets, all of Jack County, will marry Robert Aaron Bodkin IV, son of Gaylynn and Robert Aaron Bodkin III, all of Aurora, March 16, 2013, in Springtown.
The bride-elect graduated from Springtown High School and is employed by Horsemen’s Supply in Weatherford.
The prospective groom graduated from Northwest High School and earned his EMT certification from Weatherford College. He works for POCO Graphite in Decatur.

Wendie Rachelle Scheets and Robert Allen Bodkin IV

Bogue - Britney Skylene West and Joshua Matthew Bogue
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, October 26, 2013
Britney Skylene West will marry Joshua Matthew Bogue Nov. 2, 2013, in Durant, Okla.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Jesse and Carroll West of Durant and granddaughter of George and Jeneva Brackeen of Newark and Betty McDaniel of Durant.
The prospective groom is the son of Kirk Bogue and wife, Michelle, of Houston and Lisa Lambert and husband, Tom, of Hodgen, Okla. His grandparents are Mona Bogue of Houston and Charlotte Steelman of Dallas.
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Britney Skylene West and Joshua Matthew Bogue

Boone - Megan Lindsey Moon and Bradley Steven Boone
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, May 11, 2013
Megan Lindsey Moon of Krum, daughter of Dennis and Patti Moon of Decatur, will marry Bradley Steven Boone of Krum, son of Ginger Boone of Slidell and Steve Boone of Gainesville, June 1, 2013, at Robson Ranch in Denton.
The bride-elect graduated from Liberty High School in Bakersfield, Calif., in 2002 and earned a bachelor’s degree in child development from California State University, Bakersfield in 2006. She teaches third grade at Krum ISD and is working on her master’s in education.
The prospective groom graduated from Slidell High School in 2000 and was trained as an EMT/paramedic and firefighter at North Central Texas College. He works for Denton Fire Department.
Megan Lindsey Moon and Bradley Steven Boone
Megan Lindsey Moon and Bradley Steven Boone

Brackeen - Donald and Jeneva Brackeen
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, June 15, 2013
Donald and Jeneva Brackeen of Newark will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary June 13, 2013.
Donald and the former Jeneva Bramlet were married June 13, 1953.
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Donald and Jeneva Brackeen

Bryant - Loren Hodges and Bradley Bryant
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, April 20, 2013
Loren Hodges of Dublin, daughter of Randy and Lora Hodges of Austin, will marry Bradley Bryant of Springtown, son of Doug and Kristi Bryant of Paradise, June 15, 2013, at the home of the bride’s grandparents in Mullin.
Paul Kirby will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Paradise High School in 2006 and went on to Baylor University, where she ran track. She graduated in 2010 and will be attending nursing school at the University of Texas at Arlington in the fall. She is a teacher and coach at Dublin High School.
The prospective groom graduated from Paradise in 2007 and attended Abilene Christian University, where he was a student coach for the football team. He is a teacher and coach at Springtown High School.
Loren Hodges and Bradley Bryant
Loren Hodges and Bradley Bryant

Buster - Jamie Marie Warner and Kevin Martin Buster
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, October 19, 2013
Jamie Marie Warner, daughter of John and Denise Warner of Denton, will marry Kevin Martin Buster, son of David and Becky Buster of Newark, Oct. 26, 2013, at the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm in Celina.
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Jamie Marie Warner and Kevin Martin Buster

Cantrell - Bobby and Carole Sue Cantrell
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, November 30, 2013
Bobby and Carole Sue Cantrell of Bridgeport will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a party 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at LaQuinta Inn in Bridgeport.
Bobby and the former Carole Sue Dethloff were married Dec. 10, 1963, in Bridgeport.
They have a daughter, Traci Cantrell-Buntaine, and a grandchild, Lane Sandlin.
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Bobby and Carole Sue Cantrell

Caraway - Emma Elizabeth Lloyd and Cason Reed Caraway
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, January 19, 2013
Emma Elizabeth Lloyd, daughter of Patrick and Anne Lloyd of Trophy Club, will marry Cason Reed Caraway, son of Gary and Lisa Caraway of Decatur, June 7, 2013, in Las Colinas.
The bride-elect graduated from Decatur High School in 2008 and will earn a bachelor of applied arts and sciences with a specialization in hospitality from the University of North Texas in Denton in May. She is employed by Diesel Fitness.
The prospective groom graduated from DHS in 2005 and will earn a bachelor of applied arts and sciences with a specialization in marketing from UNT in August. He works for Bell Avenue Self Storage and Penske Truck Leasing.

Emma Elizabeth Lloyd and Cason Reed Caraway

Castleberry - Mr. and Mrs. Melvin S. Castleberry
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, October 19, 2013
Shelli Richardson Vickers of Odessa and Melvin S. Castleberry of Bridgeport were married Oct. 10, 2013 at Westway Church of Christ in Midland. Kevin Fox officiated the single-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Carol S. Richardson of Bridgeport.
The groom is the son of Sherry O’Dell of Bridgeport and Bob Castleberry of Overbrook, Okla.
The newlyweds graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1989. She works for Rig Technology Inc.
They will live in Odessa.
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Mr. and Mrs. Melvin S. Castleberry

Chaudhary - Christina Marie Castorena and Tarek Abbas Chaudhary
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, December 14, 2013
Christina Marie Castorena of Burke, Va., daughter of Jaime and Deborah Castorena of Decatur, will marry Tarek Abbas Chaudhary, son of Ozana Apkarian and the late Ghulam Abbas, all of Burke, April 19, 2014, in Bluemont, Va.
Nick Mumejian will officiate.
The bride-elect attended Paradise High School, Tarleton State University and Del Mar School of Nursing. She works for George Washington University Hospital.
The prospective groom attended Lake Braddock High School and works for Oracle Corp.
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Christina Marie Castorena and Tarek Abbas Chaudhary

Chester - Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Allan Chester
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, April 13, 2013
Holly Grace Dinsmoor and Clinton Allan Chester, both of Azle, were married in a double-ring ceremony March 29, 2013, at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas.
The couple entered their 1950 Pontiac Silver Streak in the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend Car Show. They were married dressed in Rockabilly-style clothing, and they performed their wedding vows inside their classic car.
The bride is the daughter of Terry and Vicky Dinsmoor of Rainier, Wash.
The groom is the son of John and Desiree Francis of Decatur and Steve Chester of Hesperia, Calif.
Matron of honor was Dena Chester.
Best man was Steve Chester, the groom’s father.
The bride earned a bachelor’s in business administration from St. Martin’s University in 2011. She is a merchandiser for Empire Foods.
The groom graduated from Decatur High School in 2003 and Tulsa Welding School in 2004. He works for A&S Metal.
Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Allan Chester
Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Allan Chester

Choudhry - Jennifer Carol Lackey and Jeff Choudhry
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, April 20, 2013
Jennifer Carol Lackey of Washington, D.C., daughter of Steve and Cathy Lackey of Decatur, will marry Jeff Choudhry of Washington D.C., son of Ray and Janet Choudhry of Moline, Ill., Aug. 3, 2013, in Denton.
The bride-elect graduated from Texas A&M University and is the legislative director for U.S. Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia. She is a member of the Junior League of Washington.
The groom graduated from Marquette University and The George Washington University. He works for The Nickles Group.
Jennifer Carol Lackey and Jeff Choudhry
Jennifer Carol Lackey and Jeff Choudhry

Cooley - Kelsey Chittock and Matthew Cooley
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, March 30, 2013
Kelsey Chittock, daughter of Berba and Robert Burns and Eugene and Rorie Chittock of Susanville, Calif., will marry Matthew Cooley, son of Jennie and Mike Cooley of Bedford, April 20, 2013, at their home in Decatur.
Jason Brooks will officiate.
The bride-elect attended the University of Nevada, Reno. She works for Midwest Veterinary Supply.
The groom attended Texas A&M-Commerce. He works for APAC Construction.
Kelsey Chittock and Matthew Cooley
Kelsey Chittock and Matthew Cooley

Cornman - Sophie Eileen Bocanegra and Scott William Cornman
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, May 11, 2013
Sophie Eileen Bocanegra of San Antonio, daughter of Colleen and William Bocanegra Jr. of Decatur, will marry Scott William Cornman of San Antonio, son of Glen and Suzie Cornman of Southlake, June 29, 2013, at San Fernando Catholic Cathedral in San Antonio.
The bride-elect graduated from Decatur High School in 2004 and Texas A&M University in 2009 with a bachelor of business administration in accounting and a master’s degree in marketing. She is employed by Kinetic Concepts Inc. in San Antonio.
The prospective groom graduated from Southlake Carroll High School in 2002 and Texas A&M in 2006 with a bachelor’s in aerospace engineering. He works for SyberJet Aircraft in San Antonio.
Sophie Eileen Bocanegra and Scott William Cornman
Sophie Eileen Bocanegra and Scott William Cornman

Cox - Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Daniel Cox
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, July 27, 2013
Alana Dee Farley of Arlington and Jacob Daniel Cox of Coppell were married July 4, 2013, at Smith Mountain Lake in Roanoke, Va.
M. Austin Farley, brother of the bride, officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of J. Michael and Virginia C. Farley of Arlington.
The groom is the son of Chris and Katherine Cox of Decatur, and Jack and Betty Masching of Paradise.
The bride’s parents gave a reception after the ceremony. A family reception hosted by the groom’s parents and stepparents will be held at a later date.
Following a wedding trip to Roanoke, Va., the couple live in the Grapevine area.
The bride attended Texas State University in San Marcos and is employed by Arlington ISD.
The groom attended the University of North Texas. He works for Hyundai Capital America.
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Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Daniel Cox

Cromer - Mr. and Mrs. Steven Lynn Cromer
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, May 4, 2013
Davina Lara Conejo and Steven Lynn Cromer of Newark were married Feb. 22, 2013, in Boyd. Wise County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Mandy L. Hays officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Jo Anne Bowman of Paradise, Calif., and Demecio Conejo Jr. of Olivehurst, Calif.
The groom is the son of Keith and Wendy Cromer of Newark. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Whittington and the late Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Cromer, all of Newark.
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Lynn Cromer
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Lynn Cromer

Daugherty (1) - Courtney Wren and Phillip Daugherty
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, March 16, 2013
Courtney Wren, daughter of Stephen and LaDonna Wren of Decatur, will marry Phillip Daugherty, son of Karen Daugherty of Decatur and David and Michele Daugherty of Bridgeport, June 29, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Decatur.
The bride’s father and Pastor Ken May will officiate.
The bride-elect is a Decatur High School and Texas Tech University graduate. She works for Lewisville ISD.
The prospective groom attended Bridgeport High School and Sam Houston State University. He works for Devon Energy Corp.
Courtney Wren and Phillip Daugherty
Courtney Wren and Phillip Daugherty

Daugherty (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Wade Daugherty
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, September 7, 2013
Courtney Forman Wren of Decatur and Phillip Wade Daugherty of Bridgeport were married June 29, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Decatur.
The bride is the daughter of Judge Stephen Wren and LaDonna Wren of Decatur. Her father, along with Pastor Ken May, officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The groom is the son of Karen Daugherty of Decatur and David and Michele Daugherty of Bridgeport.
The bride was escorted by her father.
Maid of honor was Julianne Gage, cousin of the bride. Bridesmaids were Kayla Keese, Lauren Floyd, Amanda Reyes, Brandi Johnson, Lauren Holmes, Kassie Daugherty and Leah Combs.
Flower girls were the bride’s nieces: Anna Wren, daughter of Jason and Jennifer Wren; and Farrah Wren, daughter of Landon and Holly Wren.
Best man was Joseph Krebs, childhood friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Cody Romines, Dustin Smalley, Charley Reid, Brennan Williams, Daniel Offutt, Landon Wren and Jason Wren.
Junior groomsmen were the bride’s nephews, Samuel Wren and Isaac Wren, sons of Jason and Jennifer Wren.
Ushers were Bryan Nichols and Heath Woodard.
Soloists were Stevi Perkins and John Hogan.
The bride’s parents hosted a reception at the Decatur Civic Center.
Following a honeymoon in Montego Bay, Jamaica, the couple live in Argyle.
The bride graduated from Decatur High School in 2003 and Texas Tech University in 2008. She is a teacher and coach in Lewisville ISD.
The groom graduated from Bridgeport High School in 2003 and Sam Houston State University in 2007. He works for Devon Energy.
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Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Wade Daugherty

Davis, Micah Shane - Mr. and Mrs. Micah Shane Davis
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, February 2, 2013
Stevie Jeanne Misner of Rhome and Micah Shane Davis of Mesquite were married Dec. 22, 2012, at Ashton Gardens in Corinth. Gilbert Davis officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Steve and Cindi Misner of Rhome.
The groom is the son of Crandle and Joy Davis of Mesquite.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a ruffled Allure Couture gown. She carried a bouquet of white roses with silver and black brooches.
Maid of honor was Caitlin Tibbels. Bridesmaids were Maci Davis, Emily Young, Felicia Misner and Jenna Davis.
Candlelighters were the mothers of the bride and groom.
Ringbearer was Brayden Odom, son of Felicia Misner.
Best man was Andrew Ronshausen. Groomsmen were Luke Bedford, Cory Kirby, Alex Lenox, Drew Chasney and Brant Davis.
Ushers were Troy Misner, brother of the bride, and Cyle Dickenson, cousin of the bride.
Mrs. Micah Shane Davis
Mrs. Micah Shane Davis

Davis, Ryan Wade - Candice Lee Stapp and Ryan Wade Davis
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, September 14, 2013
Candice Lee Stapp, daughter of Robert and Heidi Stapp of Decatur, will marry Ryan Wade Davis, son of Wayne and Kathy Davis of Flower Mound and Frieda Hanley of Decatur, Oct. 12, 2013, in Decatur.
Candice’s grandfather, Samuel Drake, will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Heritage Christian University with a degree in biblical studies. She works for JRobs Sports and Fitness.
The prospective groom graduated from the Weatherford College Fire Academy. He works for James Wood and is a volunteer with the Decatur Fire Department and was named the 2013 Firefighter of the Year.
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Candice Lee Stapp and Ryan Wade Davis

Davis, Spencer - Nichelle Jaeger and Spencer Davis
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, March 2, 2013
Nichelle Jaeger of Fort Worth, daughter of Ramon and Randy Jaeger of Silt, Colo., will marry Spencer Davis of Grand Prairie, son of Bill and Tanya Davis of Slidell, May 25, 2013, at Battlement Mesa Golf Club in Mesa, Colo.
The Rev. Lisa Petty will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Fruita Monument High School in Colorado and earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Texas A&M University, where she was a member of the Maroon Coats. She works for Texas Grain and Feed.
The prospective groom graduated from Slidell High School and also earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Texas A&M, where he competed on the meats quiz bowl team and participated in The Big Event. He is employed by Pennington Seed.
Nichelle Jaeger and Spencer Davis
Nichelle Jaeger and Spencer Davis

Dawson (1) - Lauren Michele Mann and Michael Joseph Dawson
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, August 3, 2013
Lauren Michele Mann, daughter of Mark and Michele Mann of Decatur, will marry Michael Joseph Dawson, son of Jim Dawson of Fort Worth and Linda Dawson of Scottsdale, Ariz., Sept. 21, 2013, at Thistle Hill in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect earned a bachelor’s degree in merchandising from the University of North Texas.
The prospective groom graduated from Texas Tech School of Engineering with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and from Texas Wesleyan School of Law. The attorney established Dawson, Parrish, P.C. in Fort Worth.
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Lauren Michele Mann and Michael Joseph Dawson

Dawson (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joseph Dawson
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, October 19, 2013
Lauren Michele Mann and Michael Joseph Dawson of Fort Worth were married Sept. 21, 2013, at Thistle Hill in Fort Worth.
Brian Walker of Fort Worth officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mark and Michele Mann of Decatur. The groom is the son of Jim Dawson of Fort Worth and Linda Dawson of Scottsdale, Ariz.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless, ivory Vera Wang organza gown. The mermaid-style dress featured a pleated tier skirt with beaded lace applique.
She wore a Vera Wang single-tier cage veil with lace applique and floral detailing.
She carried a bouquet of cream and pale pink roses, baby’s breath and cascading greenery.
Maid of honor was Chelsea Roy of Hookset, N.H. Bridesmaids included: Ellen Torrence of Houston; Lisa Louangpho, Maddison Scott and Ashley Benedict, all of Fort Worth; Amy Lucero of Midland; Jacquelyn Mabry of Denton; and Jaklyn Huffmen of Carrollton.
Bridal attendants wore spaghetti-strap, knee-length dresses in rose chiffon that featured beaded pearls and an empire skirt. They carried bouquets of ivory pompoms with rose pearl-beaded handles.
Flower girl was Kennedy Hafer, cousin of the bride and daughter of Marsha and Justin Hafer of Decatur.
Ringbearers were John and Tyler Lucero, nephews of the groom and sons of Amy and John Paul Lucero of Midland.
Best man was Ryan Dawson, brother of the groom, of Austin.
Groomsmen were Holten Campbell, Michael Cotten, Dillon King and Chris Hoisager, all of Midland; Hunter Parrish and Benny Sorola of Fort Worth; and Joe Dowdle of Austin.
Ushers were Brady Mann, brother of the bride, of Fort Worth, and Chase Gasperson, cousin of the bride, of Bridgeport.
Violinst was Leah Greenfield of Denton.
The bride’s parents hosted a reception at Thistle Hill following the ceremony.
The groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Fort Worth Club.
Following a wedding trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica, the couple lives in Midland.
The bride earned a bachelor’s degree in merchandising from the University of North Texas.
The groom is an oil and gas attorney and co-owner of Dawson, Parrish P.C.
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Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joseph Dawson

Deaver - Bristyn Skye Dunlap and Riley Kevin Deaver
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, June 1, 2013
Bristyn Skye Dunlap of Weatherford, daughter of Milton and Rhonda Dunlap of Jacksboro, will marry Riley Kevin Deaver, son of Vicky Deaver of Weatherford, June 8, 2013, at North Side Baptist Church in Weatherford.
Billy Joe Womack will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Jacksboro High School and Weatherford College cosmetology school. She is a hairstylist at Five Star Salon in Jacksboro.
The propsective groom graduated from Brock High School and attended Weatherford College and West Texas A&M University. He works for C&D Productions.
Bristyn Skye Dunlap and Riley Kevin Deaver
Bristyn Skye Dunlap and Riley Kevin Deaver

Dickey - Kendal Kaye Paulis and Brian Allen Ross Dickey
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, April 6, 2013
Kendal Kaye Paulis, daughter of Randy and Kay Hardin of Midland, will marry Brian Allen Ross Dickey, son of Tommy and Stacy Dickey of Boyd, May 4, 2013, in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Virginia Ruth Keegan of Midland and the late Leo T. Keegan of Albuquerque, N.M. She graduated from Midland High School in 2004 and from Angelo State University with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. She is a registered nurse at Texas Health Resources Alliance Hospital in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Lanny and Sue Gill and Allen and Judy Dickey, all of Boyd. He graduated from Boyd High School in 2005 and from Angelo State with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics. He is a field engineer for Weatherford International.
Kendal Kaye Paulis and Brian Allen Ross Dickey
Kendal Kaye Paulis and Brian Allen Ross Dickey

Elliott - Mr. and Mrs. Edward Elliott
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, October 12, 2013
Morgan Mann and Edward Elliott of Bridgeport were married Sept. 29, 2013, at Black Creek Pumpkin Patch in Decatur.
Justice of the Peace Mandy Hays officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Staci and Ray Sanders of Boyd.
The groom is the son of Tammy and Victor Elliott of Bridgeport.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white, beaded dress with lace, handmade by her grandmother, JoEllen Pennington.
After the ceremony, she changed into a short, ivory dress.
Bridesmaids were Stachia Splawn, Kristen Thompson and Lindsey Keller.
Flower girl was Rylen ODell, the couple’s daughter.
Ringbearer was their son, Connor ODell.
Best man was Mason Jordan. Groomsmen were Will Reynolds and Kody Mann.
The bride is a stay-at-home mom.
The groom is the grocery manager at Brookshire’s Grocery Co.
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Mr. and Mrs. Edward Elliott

Everett - Kelsey Leigh Smith and Joseph Dylan Everett
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, April 6, 2013
Kelsey Leigh Smith of Dallas, daughter of Jimmy and Sherry Smith of Decatur, will marry Joseph Dylan Everett of Dallas, son of Mike and Reyna Everett of Stratford, Sept. 1, 2013, at Anthony Chapel at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, Ark.
Daniel Rivers will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Decatur High School in 2005, the University of North Texas in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and will graduate from the Radiology Allied Health School at Baylor University Medical Center in May 2013 as a certified radiologic technologist. She works for South Denton Animal Hospital in Denton.
The prospective groom graduated from Stratford High School in 2003, McMurry University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry in 2012 as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. He is serving a residency and will graduate from the Baylor College of Denistry in May 2015 with a specialization in periodontal surgery.
Kelsey Leigh Smith and Joseph Dylan Everett
Kelsey Leigh Smith and Joseph Dylan Everett

Flake (1) - Tricia Deanna Deatherage Terrell and James Randall Flake
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, May 25, 2013
Tricia Deanna Deatherage Terrell of Runaway Bay, daughter of Doyle and Shirley Smith and Travis Deatherage of Bridgeport, will marry James Randall Flake of Runaway Bay, son of Linda Flake of Decatur, June 29, 2013, at Lake Bridgeport.
The bride-elect graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1987. She works for Dr. Stowers and Dr. Wright and Wal-Mart.
The prospective groom graduated from Boyd High School in 1987. He is employed by Texas Industries Inc. in Bridgeport.
Tricia Deanna Deatherage Terrell and James Randall Flake
Tricia Deanna Deatherage Terrell and James Randall Flake

Flake (2) - Mr. and Mrs. James Randall Flake
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, September 21, 2013
Tricia Deanna Terrell and James Randall Flake of Runaway Bay were married June 29, 2013, at Lake Bridgeport.
Pam Proctor of Outdoors Ceremony officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Doyle Gene and Shirley Smith, and Travis Deatherage, all of Bridgeport.
The groom is the son of Linda Flake of Decatur.
Escorted by her daughter, Laci Terrell of Bridgeport, the bride wore a short, ivory chiffon tier dress and carried a bouquet of ivory, hot pink and turquoise daisies.
Laci, who wore a short, hot-pink chiffon dress, stood at her mom’s side.
Brandi Flake, daughter of the groom, stood at his side. She wore a short, turquoise chiffon dress.
Both carried ivory, hot-pink and turquoise daisies.
Ringbearers were Ethan Carroll, Daniel Carroll and Brandi Flake.
Music was provided by DJ Mary Embry.
The couple hosted a reception at Lake Bridgeport.
Following a Caribbean cruise, they live in Runaway Bay.
The bride attended Bridgeport High School. She works for Dr. Stowers, Dr. Wright and Wal-Mart.
The groom attended Boyd High School. He works for Texas Industries Inc.
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Mr. and Mrs. James Randall Flake

Galttana - Billy and Donna Galttana
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, June 15, 2013
Billy and Donna Galttana of Boyd will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family party to be held at a later date.
Billy and the former Donna Thurman were married June 28, 1963, at Blackstone Assembly of God in River Oaks.
They have three children: Sherry Cochran of Rio Vista, Tonda Galttana of Fort Worth and the late Blake Galttana; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Billy owned a welding business for 25 years. Donna was a bank assistant for 22 years. Both enjoy cruising, traveling, playing games and spending time with family and friends.
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Billy and Donna Galttana

Garrett - Robert and Jo Linda Garrett
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, June 15, 2013
Robert and Jo Linda Garrett of Pottsboro, formerly of Decatur, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Parkside Baptist Church Recreation Outreach Center in Denison. The family requests no gifts.
Robert and the former Jo Linda Giles were married June 21, 1963, at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport by Bro. Ernie Perkins. Attendants were Connie Holt of Georgetown and Homer D. Garrett, father of the groom.
They have three sons: Barry Garrett and wife, Alyssa, of Decatur, Monte Garrett and wife, Tricia, of Brownwood and Scott Garrett of Washington, D.C.; and three grandsons, Wil, Jack and Giles.
Robert was born in Bridgeport to Homer D. and Addine Garrett. He graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1960 and retired as a distribution superintendent for Texas Power & Light (later TXU) after 32 years.
Jo Linda was born in Clovis, N.M., to J.E. and Alma Faye Giles. She graduated from Bridgeport High in 1963 and retired in 2001 after working as a school secretary for Denison Independent School District.
Both are members of Parkside Baptist Church, where he serves as a deacon and Sunday School teacher and she is a member of the choir.
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Robert and Jo Linda Garrett

Gaudette - Amy Kathleen Rodden and Paul Gaudette
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, May 4, 2013
Amy Kathleen “Katie” Rodden of Ranger, daughter of Robert and Nikki Rodden of Decatur, will marry Paul Gaudette, son of Norm and Sandra Gaudette, all of Dublin, Oct. 26, 2013, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Decatur.
The Rev. Vicki Peters, aunt of the groom, and Bro. Jerry Miller, of Faith Baptist in Decatur, the bride’s pastor, will officiate.
The bride attended Texas State University and Ranger College, and she plans to transfer to Tarleton State University this fall.
The prospective groom earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in communications from Tarleton. He works for the Dublin Citizen.
Amy Kathleen Rodden and Paul Gaudette
Amy Kathleen Rodden and Paul Gaudette

Geron - Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Jordan Geron
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, March 9, 2013
Dacota Deann Jankowski and Christopher Jordan Geron of Haltom City were married Feb. 23, 2013, at the home of the groom’s grandparents George Wayne and Diane Geron in Decatur. Ed Geron officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Angela Johnson of Haltom City and James Jankowski of Port Charlotte, Fla.
The groom is the son of the late Joey Geron of Decatur and Melissa Deihl Delo of Ohio.
The bride was escorted by her father.
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Jordan Geron
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Jordan Geron

Haak - Marah Lynn Studebaker and Roger Eugene Haak
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, August 31, 2013
Marah Lynn Studebaker of Rhome, daughter of Mike and Jenni Studebaker of Bowie, will marry Roger Eugene Haak of Rhome, son of Terry and Billy Bullard of Jacksboro and William and Starla Haak of Alvord, Oct. 19. 2013, at First Baptist Church in Alvord.
Bill Cleveland will officiate the double-ring ceremony.
The bride-elect graduated from Bowie High School in 2010 and is studying paramedicine at Tarrant County College.
The prospective groom graduated from Alvord High School in 2004. He is a delivery driver for Multi-Chem in New Fairview.
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Marah Lynn Studebaker and Roger Eugene Haak

Harris - Jimmie and Mary Harris
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, April 13, 2013
Jimmie and Mary Harris of Boyd celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 12, 2013.
Jimmie Harris married the former Mary Payne April 12, 1963, at Northside Assembly of God Church in Fort Worth.
The couple met when the groom was moving in across the street from the bride on South Adams Street in Fort Worth and he went to retrieve the golf clubs his mother mistakenly left at her house.
After marriage, the couple moved to Little Rock, Ark., while Jim served in the Air Force. They soon returned to the Fort Worth area and eventually moved south of Boyd to raise their sons – Darrell Harris of Boyd, Randy Harris of Springtown and Mark Harris of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
After raising the boys, they fostered three girls – Naomi of Mississippi, Nina of Azle and Nikki of Montana. The couple now enjoys spending time with their two grandchildren – Tiffani Harris of San Antonio and Brooke Harris of Springtown. The couple also has one great-grandchild.
Jimmie graduated from Texas Wesleyan College and worked as chemist and general manager for Fort Worth Grain Exchange Inspection Service. He enjoys playing golf, fishing, working around the house and building remote control helicopters.
Mary graduated from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing, and although she’s officially retired from All Saint’s Episcopal Hospital, she continues to serve patients part-time providing in-home nursing care. She’s played piano accordion and piano at several churches in the greater Fort Worth area, and she enjoys reading and traveling.
Jimmie and Mary Harris
Jimmie and Mary Harris

Haverkamp - Mr. and Mrs. Keaton John Haverkamp
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, April 27, 2013
Ashley LaRae Smith and Keaton John Haverkamp of Muenster were married March 3, 2013, at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, Colo.
Coy Wiley of Denver officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Dan and Rhonda Smith of Greenwood.
The groom is the son of Shana Haverkamp of Era and Kevin Haverkamp of Muenster.
The bride wore a lace Watters and Watters bridal gown, a vintage fur bolero and a vintage bubble veil. She carried a bouquet of baby’s breath adorned with a piece of lace from her mother’s wedding dress and a brooch worn by the bride’s best friend on her wedding day.
A reception was held at the historic wine cellar at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort.
Following a ski trip in Winter Park, Colo., the couple live on their ranch north of Muenster.
The bride graduated from Slidell High School in 2003 and is studying sociology at Midwestern State University.
The groom graduated from Muenster High School in 2006. He works for JW Energy Services.
Mr. and Mrs. Keaton John Haverkamp
Mr. and Mrs. Keaton John Haverkamp

Henderson - Samantha Nicole Ivy and Rickey Don Henderson Jr.
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, April 27, 2013
Samantha Nicole Ivy of Azle, daughter of Greg and Sherry Ivy of Boyd, will marry Rickey Don Henderson, Jr. of Azle, son of Craig and Darla Brown of Decatur, May 24, 2013, in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect graduated from Boyd High School in 2005 and earned a bachelor’s degree in speech language pathology/audiology from the University of North Texas in 2010. She will graduate from Texas Woman’s University with a master’s in communication sciences and disorders later this year.
She is the granddaughter of Judy Rogivue of Denton, Pat Oldham of Fort Worth and Jim Oldham of Haslet.
The prospective groom graduated from Boyd in 1998 and attended Texas Tech University. He works for a municipal entity.
He is the grandson of the late Eddie and late Glenda McDuff of Hurst.
Samantha Nicole Ivy and Rickey Don Henderson Jr.
Samantha Nicole Ivy and Rickey Don Henderson Jr.

Hodgkins - Mr. and Mrs. Cade Ryan Hodgkins
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, February 23, 2013
Cassidy D’shae Dane of Decatur and Cade Ryan Hodgkins of Bridgeport were married Dec. 1, 2012, at Willow Lake Event Center in Weatherford. The Rev. John Redfern of the Community Church officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Charlie and Sherry Dane of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Kathi and Don Hodgkins of Bridgeport.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory, lace gown that featured all-over beading, a sweetheart neckline and halter and a sweeping train. She wore a double veil – one floor-length and one finger-tip – and carried a bouquet of wildflowers and sunflowers.
Matron of honor was Chelsey Arnal, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Tiffany Garrett, Lauren Spence, Brittany Ross and Emily McLauchlin.
Bridal attendants wore ivory, knee-length dresses with brown belts, denim jackets, cowboy boots and turquoise jewelry. They also carried wildflowers.
Flowergirls were Anna Green and Claire Moody. Ringbearers were Bryson and Morgan Cain.
Best man was Donny Hodgkins. Groomsmen were Cody Romines, Leland Whitsitt, Jordan Everett and Chandler Dane.
Ushers were Cary Drevecky, Cason Jordan and Kyle Anderson.
Guestbook attendants were Stacey Park and Randi Jo Spence.
Soloist was Stevie Perkins.
A reception was hosted by the bride’s parents at Willow Lake.
Following a seven-day cruise to the Caribbean islands, the couple live in Paradise.
The bride graduated from Decatur High School and earned a bachelor of science in nursing from Baylor University. She is a neonatal ICU nurse at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.
The groom graduated from Bridgeport High School and earned a degree in oil and gas production technology. He is a production operator for Devon Energy.
Mr. and Mrs. Cade Ryan Hodgkins
Mr. and Mrs. Cade Ryan Hodgkins

Irons - Elizabeth Michelle Cocanougher and Kyle Taylor Irons
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, May 4, 2013
Elizabeth Michelle Cocanougher of Dallas, daughter of Gary and Susan Cocanougher of Decatur, will marry Kyle Taylor Irons of Dallas, son of Dr. Kerry and Loeen Irons of Waco, Oct. 26, 2013, at the Smith Family Chapel at Riverbend Church in Austin.
Kip Nanninga of Riverbend will officiate.
The bride-elect earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Angelo State Univerity in San Angelo and a master’s degree in elementary education from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. She is a kindergarten teacher for Richardson ISD.
The prospective groom earned a bachelor of business administration from Southwestern University in Georgetown and a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the vice president of finance at Caiman Energy in Dallas.
Elizabeth Michelle Cocanougher and Kyle Taylor Irons
Elizabeth Michelle Cocanougher and Kyle Taylor Irons

Ishmael - Felicia Michelle Simpson and Raley Devin Madison Ishmael
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, February 23, 2013
Felicia Michelle Simpson, daughter of Dale and Michelle Simpson of Paradise, will marry Raley Devin Madison Ishmael of Paradise, son of Dean Ishmael of St. Stephens, S.C., and Tamra Diaz of Mineral Wells, March 3, 2013, at Candlelight Chapel in Boyd.
Angie Miller-Whatley will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Paradise High School in 2008 and Weatherford College in 2012 with an associate of arts degree.
The prospective groom graduated from Weatherford High in 2006. He attended Weatherford College for two years and is in the Army National Guard.
Felicia Michelle Simpson and Raley Devin Madison Ishmael
Felicia Michelle Simpson and Raley Devin Madison Ishmael

Jackson - Franklin and Patricia Jackson
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, May 18, 2013
Franklin “Buddy” and Patricia “Pat” Jackson of Springtown will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary May 30, 2013.
Franklin and the former Patricia Croft were high school sweethearts in Crossett, Ark. They married in Warren, Ark.
Their children are Griff Jackson of Dallas, Denise Bland of Prosper, Mark Jackson of Rowlett, Chuck Jackson of Plano, Mary Denham of Frisco and Rebecca McNutt of Springtown. They have 12 grandchildren and four great-Grandchildren.
Buddy is a retired sales executive. Pat is a retired registered nurse.
 
Franklin and Patricia Jackson
Franklin and Patricia Jackson

Jamison - Dale and Geri Jamison
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, February 9, 2013
Dale and Geri Jamison of Decatur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 14, 2013.
Dale and the former Geri Blessing were married Feb. 14, 1963, in Shambaugh, Iowa.
They have three children: Allen, Pam and Diane; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
After raising their family in Iowa, the couple moved to Tucson, Ariz., where they resided for 20 years. They then retired and moved to Decatur to be close to their daughter, Pam.
They are members of the Church of Christ.
Dale and Geri Jamison
Dale and Geri Jamison

Johnson, Derik Wayne - Mr. and Mrs. Derek Wayne Johnson
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, February 2, 2013
Jessica Sue Peek and Derek Wayne Johnson, both of Roanoke, were married Oct. 20, 2012, at M.D. Resort in Aurora. The Rev. Roy Fountain officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jim and Jan Peek of Rhome.
The groom is the son of Wayne and Sundie Johnson of Grapevine.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a gown by CB couture which featured a sweetheart neckline in ruched French satin – accented with Swarovski beading – and a soft, A-line skirt of lace over champagne satin. Scalloped lace adorned the chapel-length train, which matched her tulle veil.
She carried a bouquet of heirloom brooches from both of the couple’s families. The bouquet was made by the bride’s mother and included lace from the bride’s grandmother’s wedding gown.
Matron of honor was Amanda Baker. Bridesmaids were Kami Claiborne, Jennifer Potter, Kristen Hansen, Libby Beagle, Richelle Austin, Beth Anne Burns and Katy Goetz.
They wore lace dresses in neutral tones with cowboy boots and carried silk roses embellished with burlap and lace.
Flower girls were Ashton Tate, daughter of Chad and Kelly Tate, and Paisley Tate, daughter of Jordan Tate.
Ringbearer was Brady Peek, son of Chris and Jen Peek.
Best man was Chad White. Groomsmen were Justin Ford, Sean Cochran, Chase Rowlan, Shawn Hines, Richard Cowan, Chris Peek and Rob Sarpalius.
Ushers were Cole Farden and Paul Claiborne.
A reception hosted by the bride’s parents followed at M.D. Resort.
The dinner was catered by Babe’s Chicken, and the cake was served by Carolyn Weiss and Jenny Miller, the bride’s aunt and cousin.
The bride graduated from Northwest High School and attended Tarleton State University and Tarrant County College. She works for Babe’s.
The groom graduated from Grapevine High and the University of North Texas. He works for Johnson Excavation.
Following a trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the couple will reside in Southlake.
Mr. and Mrs. Derek Wayne Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Derek Wayne Johnson

Johnson, James Andrew (1) - Carla Jeanne Lee and James Andrew Johnson
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, April 13, 2013
Carla Jeanne Lee of Fort Worth, daughter of Louise Lee and the late Eugene Lee of Decatur, will marry James Andrew Johnson of Keller, son of Colleen and Richard Johnson of Huntington Beach, Calif., Nov. 23, 2013, at the Fort Worth Stockyards.
The bride-elect graduated from Decatur High School in 1985 and earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Texas Wesleyan University in 1989. She works for the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.
The prospective groom graduated from Oceanview High School in 1988 and earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from California State University, Fullerton in 1989. He works for the Tarrant County Criminal Supervision and Corrections Department.
Carla Jeanne Lee and James Andrew Johnson
Carla Jeanne Lee and James Andrew Johnson

Johnson, James Andrew (2) - Mr. and Mrs. James Andrew Johnson
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, December 7, 2013
Carla Jeanne Lee and James Andrew Johnson of Fort Worth were married Nov. 23, 2013, at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards.
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Mr. and Mrs. James Andrew Johnson
Rev. Charles Wylie, uncle of the bride, officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Louise Lee and the late Eugene Lee of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Colleen and Richard Johnson of Huntington Beach, Calif.
Escorted by her nephews, Todd Smith of Decatur and Tony Horn of Fort Worth, the bride wore an heirloom ballgown of ivory satin with an off-the-shoulder bodice that featured beaded Alencon lace. She wore ivory western boots with pearl beading, a pearl necklace, which was a gift from her mother, and pearl and garnet earrings.
Her headpiece included a fascinator of feathers, pearls and satin ribbon and a birdcage veil of Russian netting and bridal illusion.
Her wedding ring was designed by her mother and was made from her parents’ wedding rings.
She carried a cascade bouquet of calla lillies, roses and stephanotis, which featured a framed photograph of her late father.
Matron of Honor was Julie Bair of Fort Worth. Bridesmaids were Rynn Ziller of Keller; Elizabeth Johnson, daughter of the groom, of Fort Worth; Leslie Fletcher, sister of the bride, of May; and Sharon Van Baale, sister of the bride, of Jacksboro.
Bridal attendants wore black-crepe, floor-length gowns with western boots and carried bouquets of baby’s breath tied with a sheer red bow.
Flower girls were Eryn Robertson, great-niece of the bride and daughter of Kristi and Tony Robertson of Cisco, and Bianca Birrittieri, goddaughter of the bride and daughter of Lori Johnson and Tony Birrittieri of Flower Mound.
They wore red tutu dresses with black velvet bolero jackets and western boots.
Ringbearers were the groom’s nephews, Nicholas Johnson, son of Becky and Tom Johnson of Fountain Valley, Calif., and Carmine Volini, son of Catie and Brad Volini of Lewisville.
Best man was Richard Johnson, father of the groom, of Huntington Beach. Groomsmen were Walter Johnson, son of the groom, of Fort Worth; Jerry Johnson, brother of the groom, of Huntington Beach; Tom Johnson, brother of the groom, of Fountain Valley; and Krystal Henry of Fort Worth was groomswoman.
Ushers were Brad Volini, brother-in-law of the groom, of Lewisville; Mike Fletcher, brother-in-law of the bride, of May; and Gene Van Baale, brother-in-law of the bride, of Jacksboro.
Guestbook attendent was Kristi Robertson, niece of the bride.
A reception, given by the bride’s mother, followed at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Servers were Jamie Johnson, daughter of the groom, and Katy, Sarah and Gabbie Horn, and Dianna Van Baale, great-nieces of the bride.
The couple was honored at a rehearsal dinner hosted by the groom’s parents at Cattleman’s Steakhouse the evening before the wedding.
Following a one-week wedding trip to Maui, Hawaii, the couple live in Fort Worth.
The bride graduated from Decatur High School and Texas Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in science and humanities. She works for the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.
The groom graduated from Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach and California State University at Fullerton with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He works for Tarrant County Community Supervision and Corrections Department.

Jones - Roger and LueElla Jones
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, February 9, 2013
Roger and LueElla Jones will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Feb. 16, with a reception 2 to 4 p.m. at their home – 1821 CR 2896 in Alvord. It will be hosted by their children – Cindy Grundy of Decatur, Denise Tow of Cameron, and Sandra Campbell and Douglas Jones of Alvord.
Roger married LueElla Eason Feb. 15, 1963, at the First Baptist Church in Alvord.
They have nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Dale and Geri Jamison
Dale and Geri Jamison

Kee - Meagan Marie Mock and Clarence Thomas Jadye Kee
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, May 4, 2013
Meagan Marie Mock of College Station, daughter of Thomas and Sandra Mock of Navasota, will marry Clarence Thomas Jadye Kee of College Station, son of Kimberly Hamm of Decatur and Kenneth and Jenny Kee of Granbury, May 11, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Plantersville.
The bride-elect is the 2005 valedictorian of Navasota High School and a 2010 graduate of Texas A&M, where she earned a bachelor of business administration in accounting and a master of science in taxation. She is a certified public accountant for Texas A&M University System.
She is the granddaughter of Barbara Sechelski and the late Archie Sechelski Sr. and the late Pius and Helen Mock, all of Navasota.
The prospective groom graduated from Decatur High School 2005 and earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences from Texas A&M in 2009. He is pursuing a master’s degree in medical sciences at University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.
After graduating in May, he will attend medical school at Texas A&M Health Science Center in Bryan.
He is the grandson of Darlene Hamm and the late Clarence Hamm of Decatur, Jeanette Wolfe and the late Bill Wolfe of Granbury and the late Earl Kee of Fort Worth.
Meagan Marie Mock and Clarence Thomas Jadye Kee
Meagan Marie Mock and Clarence Thomas Jadye Kee

Keen - Jim and Margaret Keen
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, December 7, 2013
Jim and Margaret Keen of Bridgeport will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Las Vegas for the National Finals Rodeo, a celebratory dinner with their family upon their return and later a trip to Hawaii.
Keen Anniversary
Jim and Margaret Keen
Jim and the former Margaret Combs were married Dec. 6, 1963, in Dallas.
They have two sons, Michael Andrews and wife, Cindy, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Craig Keen of Bridgeport; a daughter, the late Lisa Sermons; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Jim retired from Bell Helicopter in 2000 and enjoys ranching and team roping. He is a member of the Bridgeport Lions Club and Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Margaret, after a career in marketing, retired from Motorola in 1991 to enjoy the grandkids.
Both are members of First Baptist Church in Decatur, and together they have cruised all over the world.

Kirkland - Wanda Renee Rutherford and Timmy Lee Kirkland
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, August 17, 2013
Wanda Renee Rutherford of Lake Worth will marry Timmy Lee Kirkland of Bridgeport Sept. 14, 2013, in Bridgeport. The Rev. T.J. Lalonde will officiate.
The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Thomas Murrell Gafford and the late Mary Ann Davis. She attended Eastern Hills High School in Fort Worth and has worked in the hotel and food industry.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Freda Kirkland and the late Billy Kirkland of Boyd and the son of Danny and Paulette Kirkland of Rhome. He graduated from Eastern Hills in 1985 and attended Tarrant County Junior College, the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Christian University. He was a bus driver and teacher’s assistant for Fort Worth ISD and also worked in the funeral industry.
Rutherford Kirkland
Wanda Renee Rutherford and Timmy Lee Kirkland

Kolczak (1) - Angela Danielle Castorena and Tim Kolczak
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, April 27, 2013
Angela Danielle Castorena of Dallas, daughter of Jaime and Deborah Castorena of Decatur, will marry Tim Kolczak of Dallas, son of Rick and Janet Kolczak San Antonio, May 25, 2013, in Decatur.
Rick Kolczak, father of the groom, Minister of San Antonio Bible Church will officiate.
The bride-elect is a Paradise High School graduate. She is a cosmetologist in Dallas.
The prospective groom is working on a master’s degree at the University of Texas – Dallas and is a personal trainer.
Angela Danielle Castorena and Tim Kolczak
Angela Danielle Castorena and Tim Kolczak

Kolczak (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Craig Kolczak
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, July 27, 2013
Angela Danielle Castorena and Timothy Craig Kolczak of Dallas were married May 25, 2013, in a garden ceremony at the Castorena residence in Decatur.
Rick Kolczak officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jaime and Deborah Castorena of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Rick and Janet Kolczak of San Antonio.
Maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Christina Castorena. Her brother, Jonathan Castorena, was bridesman. Bridesmaids were Bonnie Kolczak, Julie Kolczak, Kim Mino, Ashli Trussell and Laci Trussell.
Best man was Chris Stanley. Groomsmen were Elias Annacondia, Doug Ewers, Dustin Jett, Kit Machen, Nic Morgan and Nick Saulsberry.
Ushers were Bryce Baker and Tarek Chaudhary.
A reception was held at the Decatur Civic Center.
Following a wedding trip to Antigua in the West Indies, the couple live in Dallas.
The bride attended Paradise High School.
The groom attended the University of Texas at Dallas.
Kolczak
Mrs. Timothy Craig Kolczak

Kuhlman - Mr. and Mrs. Chris Kuhlman
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, May 25, 2013
Kate Colburn and Chris Kuhlman of Bridgeport were married Friday, May 17, 2013, at The Club at Runaway Bay. Pastor Rocky Johnson with Grace Fellowship, Alliance Campus, officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Scott and Karen Colburn of Bridgeport.
The groom is the son of Lisa Kuhlman and Lorenzo Garza of Bridgeport.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin, fitted gown that featured crystal beading and a simple mid-length veil. She carried a bouquet of white roses and coral peonies.
Maid of honor was T-rae Stone, and Jonna Jameson was a bridesmaid. They wore Malibu blue strapless sundresses.
Flower girl was Lexi Feragan, daughter of Valerie Reasoner.
Ringbearer was Clay Colburn, brother of the bride.
Best man was Jon Garza, and Eddie Rodriguez was a groomsman.
Ushers were Ross Cargillse and Rey Garza, and guestbook attendent was Sabrina Garza.
A reception was held afterward.
The bride graduated from Bridgeport High School in 2010 and earned an associate’s degree of science from North Central Texas College. She is a surgical technologist in the labor and delivery unit at Denton Presbyterian Hospital.
The groom graduated from Bridgeport High in 2009 and earned an associate’s of applied arts and sciences from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Services. He works for DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton.
They will live in Denton.
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Kuhlman
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Kuhlman

Lamar - Mr. and Mrs. Corey Daniel Lamar
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, August 10, 2013
Wendi Lea Ryon of Southlake and Corey Daniel Lamar of Decatur were married June 29, 2013, at River Ranch in the Fort Worth Stockyards.
E.L. Milligan, grandfather of the groom and minister of education at Bridgewood Church of Christ in Fort Worth, officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Wes and Cindy Ryon of Southlake.
The groom is the son of Jeff and Tracy Lamar of Decatur.
Matron of honor was Whitney Leigh Smith, and maid of honor was Wrainey Lei Ryon, both sisters of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Victoria Ryon, Kathryn Clark, Andria Sessions, Ashley Long, Sarah Jones, Ronni Roney, Katie Smith, Kristi Eveland and Cara Pilgram.
Flower girl was Olivia Vozeh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Vozeh, friends of the bride. Ringbearer was Jaxson Keith Ryon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Weston Ryon, nephew of the bride.
Best man was Corby Scherb. Groomsmen were Casey Lamar, Weston Ryon, Jesse Lopez, Zachary Espinoza and Cary Moore.
Ushers were Cole Pilgrim, cousin of the bride, and Ethan Lamar, cousin of the groom.
The bride’s parents gave a reception at the River Ranch West Fork Room.
Following a wedding trip to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the couple reside in Keller.
The bride graduated from Southlake Carroll High School, earned a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and studied nursing at the University of Texas at Galveston. She works for Baylor All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth.
The groom is a 2006 graduate of Decatur High School. He is employed by Mela Contracting Inc. in Rhome.
Lamar
Mr. and Mrs. Corey Daniel Lamar

Leake - Jack and Reba Leake
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, February 2, 2013
Jack and Reba Leake of Decatur will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.
Jack and the former Reba Watson were married Feb. 7, 1953, in Bridgeport.
They have four children: Rickey, Randy, Vicki and Joe; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Jack retired from the Texas Department of Transportation after 39 years of service. Reba is a retired nurse and day-care center owner with more than 40 years of service. Both are members of Grace Baptist Church in Decatur.
Jack and Reba Leake
Jack and Reba Leake

Leek - Amelia Kamura Melendez and Terry Joe Leek
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, April 27, 2013
Amelia Kamura Melendez of Odessa, daughter of Wilma and Efrain Melendez of Chico, will marry Terry Joe Leek of Odessa, son of Terry Leek of Lewisville and Joyce Leek of Carrizo Springs, May 11, 2013, at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
The bride-elect graduated from Chico High School in 2003, earned a bachelor’s in business management from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in 2007, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Dallas in 2010. She owns Battlefield Ops.
The prospective groom graduated from Lewisville High School in 2000 and served in the U.S. Army. He works for Savannah Energy.
Amelia Kamura Melendez and Terry Joe Leek
Amelia Kamura Melendez and Terry Joe Leek

Lockett - Mike and Charlotte Lockett
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, November 30, 2013
Mike and Charlotte Lockett of Decatur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a come-and-go reception 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Decatur Civic Center.
Mike and the former Charlotte McLean were married Dec. 7, 1963, in Vernon.
Their children are Melissa Lockett of Decatur; Jana Lockett-Onstead and husband, Shane, of Denton; and John Lockett and wife, Tiana, of Alvord. They have eight grandchildren: Russell and Scott Myers, Bo and Cheyenne Roscoe, Jorja and Jake Onstead and Brinlee and Landry Lockett; and three great-grandchildren: Preston, Natalie and Adrian Myers.
Mike retired from Lone Star Gas/TXU after more than 30 years. He works at Weatherford International. Charlotte retired from the banking industry. They are members of the Church of Christ.
Throughout the course of their marriage, the couple lived in several Texas towns and were active in civic organizations and boards along the way, including Lions Club, chambers of commerce, planning and zoning and economic development boards, educational organizations and committees, Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, business women’s club and hospital auxiliaries.
The couple also dedicated countless hours to their children’s interests including 4-H, Boys Scouts, Girls Scouts, Camp Fire, Decatur Middle School Band Boosters, Decatur Eagle Dolls, industrial arts and various sports.
The couple now enjoy showing their antique cars and have been involved with local antique car clubs for many years.
Lockett Anniversary
Mike and Charlotte Lockett

Lue (1) - Courtney Dianne Hughes and Kenneth Anthony Lue Jr.
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, July 20, 2013
Courtney Dianne Hughes of Cedar Park, daughter of Bobby and KaSondra Hughes of Decatur, will marry Kenneth Anthony Lue Jr. of Cedar Park, son of Ruth Sarvis of Snellville, Ga., Sept. 13, 2013, in Austin.
Bro. Bill Hughes of Grace Baptist Church in Decatur will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Decatur High School and The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. She works for The Cake Plate in Austin.
The prospective groom graduated from South Gwinnett High School in Georgia and The Culinary Institute. He is employed by Perla’s Seafood & Oyster Bar in Austin.
Lue Hughes
Courtney Dianne Hughes and Kenneth Anthony Lue Jr.

Lue (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Anthony Lue Jr.
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, October 19, 2013
Courtney Dianne Hughes and Kenneth Anthony Lue Jr. of Cedar Park were married Sept. 13, 2013, at The Hummingbird House in Austin.
Bro. Bill Hughes of Decatur, the bride’s grandfather, officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Bobby and KaSondra Hughes of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Ruth Sarvis of Snellville, Ga.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless, ivory Allure Couture gown with lace detail, buttons and jewel clusters down the back.
She wore a chapel-length Allure Couture veil edged in hand-stitched beads. She carried a bouquet of jewel-toned anemones, zennias, ranauculus, cock’s comb, fiddle fern and jewels tied together with a French-braided, eggplant, satin ribbon.
Maid of honor was Chelsea Hughes, sister of the bride. Bridesmaid was Jenny Blaschke.
Bridal attendants wore Bill Levkoff, strapless, knee-length dresses in eggplant. They carried bouquets of ranaucules, anemones and zennias in jewel tones with hints of sparkles, tied together with eggplant satin ribbon.
Flower girl was Madelyn Fernihough, daughter of Breanne and Trey Fernihough. Ringbearer was Cody Hughes, son of Ronnie and Frances Hughes.
Best man was Aaron Pauls, and groomsman was Stephen Perry.
Usher was Mikey Garcia. Guestbook attendant was Kendall Lay.
The bride and groom hosted a reception at The Hummingbird House.
Following a wedding trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the couple live in Austin.
Both attended The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., where they met.
She works for The Cake Plate in Austin. He works for Perla’s Seafood Restaurant, also in Austin.
Lue
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Anthony Lue Jr.

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