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Majka - Dr. Autumn Michelle Savage and Dr. Charles Leslie Majka
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, August 17, 2013
Dr. Autumn Michelle Savage of Fort Worth, daughter of Debbie and Lt. Col. James W. Savage of Bedford, will marry Dr. Charles Leslie Majka of Fort Worth, son of Donald and Ora Majka of Bridgeport, Sept. 1, 2013, at the Robert Carr Chapel in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect graduated from Texas Tech University and the University of North Texas Health Science Center. She works for John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom graduated from Texas A&M University and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He practices with Wise County Medical and Surgical Association.
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Dr. Autumn Michelle Savage and Dr. Charles Leslie Majka

McGehee - Mr. and Mrs. Bill McGehee
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, January 12, 2013
Dana Pirtle Cox and Bill McGehee, of Fort Worth, were married in a double-ring ceremony Dec. 11, 2012, in Arlington.
The bride is the daughter of I.L. “Gene” Pirtle of Forest Hill and Dixie Sears Shawn of Paradise.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill McGehee

McKamie - Katy Anderson and Scott McKamie
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, June 22, 2013
Katy Anderson of Decatur, daughter of Clay and Betty Anderson of Decatur and granddaughter of Gene Anderson of Alvord, will marry Scott McKamie of Ponder, son of Charles and Rebecca McKamie of Ponder and grandson of Beverly Wood of Tyler, on Aug. 31, 2013, at Willow Lake Gardens in Weatherford.
The bride-elect graduated from Decatur High School in 2006 and North Central Texas College in 2012. She is a registered nurse at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.
The prospective groom graduated from Ponder High School in 2005, He is an insurance agent for Texas Farm Bureau of Denton County.
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Katy Anderson and Scott McKamie

Meador - Cristie Nicole Hilton and Justin Michael Meador
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, July 20, 2013
Cristie Nicole Hilton of Rhome, daughter of Troy and Tammy Hilton of Rhome, will marry Justin Michael Meador of Rhome, son of Randy Meador of Alexandria, Va., and Kim Depoy Meador of Elizabeth City, N.C. Oct. 19, 2013, at the home of the bride’s parents.
The bride-elect attended Paradise High School. She works at Super Save in Justin.
The prospective groom attended Camden County High School. He is employed by BMG Auto.

Melton - Wayne and Virginia Melton
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, June 22, 2013
Wayne and Virginia Melton of Boyd will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family party at a later date.
Wayne married Virginia Galttana June 21, 1963, in Boyd.
They have two children, Jeff Melton and Shella Cole and husband, Gary, all of Boyd; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The couple is retired.
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Wayne and Virginia Melton

Moreland - Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lance Moreland
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, June 29, 2013
Amy Rochelle Reid of Rhome and Michael Lance Moreland of Boyd were married May 22, 2013, at The Aqueducts in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
The groom’s mother, Patti Mahaffey, of Paradise United Methodist Church officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mickey and Judy Reid of Rhome.
The groom is the son of Mark and Pam Moreland of Aurora and Patti and Rodney Mahaffey of Decatur.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a slim, strapless, A-line Maggie Sottero gown that featured a sweetheart neckline, corset closure and a hand-beaded belt of crystals.
Maid of honor was Amanda Brake of Fort Worth. Bridesmaid was Lauren Mullens of Boyd.
They wore short, one-shoulder, satin dresses in plum.
Best man was Mark Moreland II, brother of the groom. Groomsman was Jared Flanagan.
A small cake and champagne reception followed the ceremony. A celebration with family and friends was held June 1 at the Lonesome Spur in Justin.
Following a wedding trip around Jamaica, Grand Cayman island and Cozumel, Mexico, the couple live in Rhome.
The bride graduated from Northwest High School in 2005. She works for Woodhaven National Bank in Fort Worth,
The groom graduated from Farington High School in 2003. He works for Luttrell Welding Services in Boyd.
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Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lance Moreland

Morris - Arlon and Bobbie Morris
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, February 9, 2013
Arlon and Bobbie Morris of Chico celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 7, 2013.
Arlon and the former Bobbie Martin were married Feb. 7, 1953, in Fort Worth.
Their children and their spouses are Audie and Lynn Morris, Bettie and Mark German and Peggy and Russell Black, all of Chico. They have five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Arlon is a farmer and rancher and a 50-year member of Chico Masonic Lodge 508. Bobbie works with him on their farm and is a member of Chico Chapter No. 433 of Order of the Eastern Star.
Both are members of Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico.
Arlon and Bobbie Morris
Arlon and Bobbie Morris

Morse - Drs. Steven and Sarah Morse
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, April 6, 2013
Dr. Sarah Tison Jordan and Dr. Steven Andrew Morse both of Fort Worth were married in an oceanside ceremony Jan. 21, 2013, at Hawks Cay Resort in Marathon, Fla.
The bride is the daughter of Mark and Susan Jordan of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Michael Morse of Fayetteville, Ark., and Earline Morse of Houston.
Others in attendance were Mike Jordan of New Bern, N.C., Bettye Morse of Fayetteville and Edwina Popek of Houston.
Following a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple will reside in Fort Worth.
The bride is a graduate of Decatur High School, Texas A&M University and Texas A&M School of Medicine and will complete obstetrics and gynecology residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth in June. Dr. Morse will start her medical practice at Lake Granbury Medical Center in Granbury in August.
The groom graduated from Lamar High School in Houston, University of Arkansas and University of Arkansas School of Medical Sciences. Dr. Morse will complete obstetrics and gynecology residency at John Peter Smith in 2015.
Drs. Steven and Sarah Morse
Drs. Steven and Sarah Morse

Niblett - Don and Earlene Niblett
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, June 29, 2013
Don and Earlene Niblett of Decatur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at Decatur Church of Christ.
The public is welcome, and the family requests no gifts.
Don married Earlene Hancock July 12, 1963, in Alvord.
They have two sons, Chet Niblett and Jerrod Niblett of Decatur; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Don retired from Wise Electric Co-op and Earlene from the Wise County Messenger.
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Don and Earlene Niblett

Norvell - Mr. and Mrs. Gavin Franklin Norvell
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, August 24, 2013
Tammy Lynn Evans of Haslet and Gavin Franklin Norvell of Paradise were married Aug. 17, 2013, at Rhome Assembly of God.
Pastor Joseph Hromanik officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Pat Wilks of Antelope.
The groom is the son of Gary and Gina Norvell of Crane.
Escorted by her brother, Tony Wilks of San Antonio, the bride wore a white satin A-line strapless gown embellished with embroidered beadwork. Royal blue accented beadwork trimmed the top of the bodice and the court train. The bride chose not to wear a headpiece.
She carried a bouquet of white hydrangeas, roses, wisteria and Easter lilies accented with royal blue and yellow roses.
Matron of honor was Dee Romine. Bridesmaids were Tiffany Evans, Silver Oneal, Shaylyn Evans and Ashley Norvell.
They wore royal blue, knee-length, A-line dresses of chiffon and satin and open-toed sandal pumps dyed warm yellow. They carried bouquets of yellow roses.
Flower girl was Avery Wilks, daughter of Tara and Tony Wilks.
Ringbearer was Jeren McDonald, son of Crysti and Tre McDonald.
Best man was Paul Beaver. Groomsmen were Mike Romine, Brian Beaver, Jarod Brown and Robert Norvell.
Usher was Kyle Copeland.
Guestbook attendant was Jennifer Romine.
The bride’s daughters, Silver Oneal and Shaylyn Evans, sang.
A reception given by Mike and Dee Romine was held at the church.
Servers were Crysti and Jadence McDonald.
Following a trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., the couple live in Paradise.
The bride attended Chico High School and The National Education Center in Fort Worth. She works for Caspian Management Group.
The groom graduated from Crane High School and Texas State Technical College. He works for Brazos Electric Cooperative.

Mr. and Mrs. Gavin Franklin Norvell

Ogle - Don and Joyce Ogle
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, July 13, 2013
Don and Joyce Ogle of Decatur celebrated their golden anniversary on a seven-day cruise to the Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. Maarten with their children, Jeff Ogle of Southlake and Kerrie Thornton of Decatur, and their four grandchildren.
Don married the former Joyce Scaff July 6, 1963, at Fundamental Baptist Church in Decatur.
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Don and Joyce Ogle

Oliveros - Alicia Bermudez and Rigoberto Oliveros
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, March 9, 2013
Alicia Bermudez of Decatur, daughter of Martha Vargas and the late Adrian Bermudez of Palmas Altas, Jerez, Zacatecas, Mexico, will marry Rigoberto Oliveros of Douglasville, Ga., son of Ema Cabrera and the late Sylvano Oliveros of Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico, March 30, 2013, in Bridgeport.
Alicia Bermudez and Rigoberto Oliveros
Alicia Bermudez and Rigoberto Oliveros

Osborn - Lauren Jacqueline Johnson and Ryan Keith Osborn
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, June 22, 2013
Lauren Jacqueline Johnson of Keller, daughter of Claudine F. Johnson of Paradise, will marry Ryan Keith Osborn of Keller Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Belltower Chapel and Garden in Fort Worth.
Steve Irwin will officiate the single-ring ceremony.
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Lauren Jacqueline Johnson and Ryan Keith Osborn

Perez (1) - Amy Arlena Cude and Andrew Jarod Perez
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, March 23, 2013
Amy Arlena Cude, daughter of Melton and Arlena Cude of Decatur, will marry Andrew Jarod Perez, son of Peter and Pamela Perez of Corpus Christi, July 27, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Decatur.
Pastor Ken May will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Decatur High School and attended Friends University in Wichita, Kan. She is studying at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi to be a court reporter.
The prospective groom also graduated from Decatur High. He works in sales for his family’s business based in Corpus Christi.
Amy Arlena Cude and Andrew Jarod Perez
Amy Arlena Cude and Andrew Jarod Perez

Perez (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jarod Perez
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, August 17, 2013
Amy Arlena Cude and Andrew Jarod Perez of Corpus Christi were married July 27, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Decatur.
Pastor Ken May officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Melton and Arlena Cude of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Peter and Pamela Perez of Corpus Christi.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory trumpet gown of beaded lace that featured a sweetheart neckline and a sweep train. She also wore a two-tier veil and headband, each embellished with beads and pearls; ivory satin pumps with glitter heels; a pearl necklace borrowed from her aunt and vintage-style pearl earrings.
She carried a cascading bouquet of red and white roses accented with English ivy and baby’s breath.
Matron of honor was Nicole Kirkeby, college friend, of Kansas City, Kan.
Bridesmaids included Ashley Perez, sister-in-law of the groom, Mysty Langston, friend of the bride, and Brittany Fuller, sister of the groom, all of Corpus Christi; and Leslieann Hoyl, cousin of the bride, of Decatur.
They wore vintage-inspired, satin, tea-length dresses in apple red, with champagne bolero jackets and apple red peep-toed pumps. They carried bouquets of red roses and baby’s breath.
Flower girl was Zeta Langston, daughter of Chet and Mysty Langston.
Ringbearer was Preston Fuller, son of Danial and Brittany Fuller and nephew of the groom.
Best man was Chris Perez, brother of the groom, of Corpus Christi. Groomsmen were P.J. Reicheneker, friend of the groom, of Runaway Bay; Denton Gilliam and Luis Alvarez, friends of the groom, of Decatur; Danny Reyes, friend of the groom, of Arlington; and Danial Fuller, brother-in-law of the groom, of Corpus Christi.
Ushers were David Cude, brother of the bride, of Decatur; Alex Pierce, friend of the bride, of Fort Worth; and Casey Jones, friend of the bride, of Decatur.
Guestbook attendant was Taylor Woods, friend of the bride, of Dallas.
Guitarist was Glenn McLaughlin of Fort Worth, pianist was Jerrol Higgins of Graham, and Nicole Kirkeby, matron of honor, sang “All Love Can Be.”
A reception given by the bride’s parents was held at Decatur Civic Center.
Following a wedding trip to Austin and San Antonio and a cruise planned for after Christmas, the couple live in Corpus Christi.
The bride graduated from Decatur High School in 2005 and attended Friends University in Wichita, Kan., for two years. She is studying court reporting at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi.
The groom also graduated from Decatur High in 2005. He works as a cook and shift manager for MWR, contractor to the Officer’s Club at the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station.
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Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jarod Perez

Price - Nina Gentry and William Price
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, March 16, 2013
Nina Gentry of Boyd, daughter of Glenn and Anna Gentry of Paradise, will marry William Price of Boyd, son of Gene and Marti Price of Watauga, Oct. 5, 2013, at The Orchard in Azle.
Bro. Terry Terry will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Paradise High School and High-Tech Institute. She works for the VA Clinic in Bridgeport.
The prospective groom attended Central High School and works for Line Drive Express in Grapevine.
Nina Gentry and William Price
Nina Gentry and William Price

Ratliff - Trisha Gaylinn Tolbert and James Derrick Ratliff
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, August 17, 2013
Trisha Gaylinn Tolbert, daughter of Frank and Patty Tolbert of Decatur, will marry James Derrick Ratliff, son of Wayne and Kristan Ratliff of Rosston, Sept. 13, 2013, at Charis Hills in Sunset.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Curtis and Joyce Rich of Paradise and Frankie Tolbert of Decatur.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Andy and Harriet Vagher of Leo and Sue Ratliff and the late Ronnie Ratliff of Sherman.
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Trisha Gaylinn Tolbert and James Derrick Ratliff

Redwine - Nellie and James Redwine
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, August 10, 2013
Nellie and James Redwine of Chico will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Chico Community Center, 400 S. Hovey St.
James married the former Nellie Brewer Aug. 24, 1963, at Zion Valley Church in Chico.
They have two sons, James “Pancho” Redwine, and wife, Bonnie, of Chico and Joe Redwine and wife, Kim, of Decatur; a daughter, Kathy Redwine of Chico; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
James retired from Vulcan Materials in 2003. Nellie retired from Wise Electric Co-op in 2011.
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Nellie and James Redwine

Rios - Rocio Martinez and Samuel Rios
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, September 14, 2013
Rocio Martinez, daughter of Ramiro and Amalia Martinez, all of Decatur, will marry Samuel Rios of Newark, son of Valentin and Josefina Rios of Mexico, Sept. 21, 2013, in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a Decatur High School graduate.
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Rocio Martinez and Samuel Rios

Roberts - Jessica Leigh Harrison and Simon Rex Roberts
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, October 26, 2013
Jessica Leigh Harrison, daughter of Joey and Ruth Ann Harrison of Decatur, will marry Simon Rex Roberts, son of Mark and Gail Roberts of Fairfax, Va., Dec. 21, 2013, at the Bountiful Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Bountiful, Utah.
The bride-elect graduated from Decatur High School in 2011 and will graduate from Brigham Young University – Idaho in July 2014 with a degree in exercise physiology.
The prospective groom graduated from Robinson Secondary School in 2008 and will graduate from BYU-I in July 2014 with a degree in business/supply chain management. He works for Integracore.
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Jessica Leigh Harrison and Simon Rex Roberts

Roderick - Lisa Lynette Parker and Hayden Roderick
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, June 29, 2013
Lisa Lynette Parker, daughter of Arnold Wayne and Linda Parker of Boyd, will marry Hayden Roderick of Decatur, son of Kirk Roderick and the late Wanda Roderick of Trophy Club, July 19, 2013, at Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs.
The Rev. Billy Fitch of Boyd Hilltop Assembly of God will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Boyd High School in 2008 and earned a bachelor of science in kinesiology with all-level certification in health and physical education from Tarleton State University in Stephenville in December 2012. She was named Outstanding Honor Graduate for kinesiology and was a member of Kappa Delta Phi education honor society and the TexAnn basketball team, conference champions in 2011 and 2012. She works for Boyd ISD and is a youth leader at Milestone Church.
The prospective groom graduated from Northwest High School in 2008 and is studying social services at the University of North Texas in Denton. He works for JRobs of Decatur and is also a youth leader at Milestone.
Roderick Parker
Lisa Lynette Parker and Hayden Roderick

Ross - H. L. and Shirley Ross
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, April 27, 2013
H.L. and Shirley Ross of Decatur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Decatur Church of Christ.
Gifts will be favorite stories, memories and blessings.
H.L. and the former Shirley Whatley were married May 4, 1963, in Vernon.
Their children are Wanda Best of Fort Worth and Byron Ross of Decatur. They have three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
H.L. is a retired truck driver and a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Shirley retired from an administrative position.
Both are members of the Decatur Church of Christ.
H. L. and Shirley Ross
H. L. and Shirley Ross

Rutledge - Whitney Lauren McShan and Jeremy Don Rutledge
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, October 19, 2013
Whitney Lauren McShan of Decatur, daughter of John and Shelley McShan of Bowie, will marry Jeremy Don Rutledge, son of BJ and Janet Rutledge of Paradise, March 29, 2014, at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise.
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Whitney Lauren McShan and Jeremy Don Rutledge

Ryan - Chrissy Harper and Justin Ryan
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, February 23, 2013
Chrissy Harper, daughter of Jerry and Liz Harper of New Fairview and granddaughter of Neldean Brown and Virgnia Harper, will marry Justin Ryan of New Fairview, son of Kellie Pogue of Haslet and grandson of Eileen and Leroy Byrne, March 17, 2013, at Willow Lake Wedding Garden in Weatherford.
Jacob Withers of Aurora Baptist Church will officiate.
The bride-elected attended Northwest High School, Tarrant County College and the University of North Texas. She is a respite caregiver and also works at Plaza Liquor.
The prospective groom attended Northwest and TCC. He works for Plaza Liquor.
Chrissy Harper and Justin Ryan
Chrissy Harper and Justin Ryan

Shinn - Mr. and Mrs. Robby Orin Shinn
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, March 2, 2013
Rachel Lealamari Gasperson and Robby Orin Shinn of Decatur were married Dec. 31, 2012, by Justice of the Peace Terri Johnson in Decatur.
The bride is the daughter of Raquel I. Gasperson of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Danny and Leona Shinn of Paradise.
The bride graduated from Decatur High School and nursing school at Texas Tech University. She is a labor and delivery registered nurse at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.
The groom is a graduate of Paradise High School and works for Devon Energy in Bridgeport.
They were engaged standing by the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy.
Mr. and Mrs. Robby Orin Shinn
Mr. and Mrs. Robby Orin Shinn

Shirey (1) - Kellie Michelle Fabic and Eric Lee Shirey
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, April 6, 2013
Kellie Michelle Fabic, daughter of Mike and Dana Van Patten of Weatherford and Jackson and Laurie Fabic of Rhome, will marry Eric Shirey, son of Steve and Margaret Shirey of Paradise, April 13, 2013, at A&M Gardens in Azle.
Pastor Rick Davis will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from L.D. Bell High School and studied to be a dental assistant at ATI Institute. She works for Maverick All-Star Tumblers gym in Weatherford.
The prospective groom graduated from Paradise High School and attended the fire academy at Weatherford College and paramedic school at Hill College. He works for Forest Hill Fire Department and MedStar in Fort Worth.
Kellie Michelle Fabic and Eric Lee Shirey
Kellie Michelle Fabic and Eric Lee Shirey

Shirey (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Eric Lee Shirey
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, April 20, 2013
Kellie Michelle Fabia and Eric Lee Shirey of Weatherford were married April 13, 2013, at A&M Gardens in Azle. Rick Davis officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Dana and Mike Van Patten of Weatherford and Jackson and Laurie Fabia of Rhome.
The groom is the son of Margaret and Steve Shirey of Paradise.
Escorted by her father and stepfather, the bride wore a Vera Wang dress and veil. She carried a bouquet of her mother’s and grandmother’s brooches, feathers and pearls.
Maid of honor was Emilie Roglin of Weatherford, cousin of the bride. Bridesmaids were Lindsay Dearmond of Hurst, Britni Beaman of Pearland, Kassie Delong of North Richland Hills and Erica Roglin of Weatherford.
Bridal attendants wore long, light-pink evening dresses that featured pearls and crystals from the top of the dress, around the neck. They carried bouquets of flowers, crystals and feathers.
Flower girls were the couple’s daughter, Brailyn Fabia, and nieces Amber and Ashley Merchant, of Baton Rouge, La.
Ringbearer was the couple’s nephew, Taylor Merchant, of Baton Rouge.
Best man was Junior Hendrix of Weatherford. Groomsmen were Josh Roglin of Weatherford, the couple’s cousin; Chris Shirey of Paradise, brother of the groom; Jackson Fabia Jr. of Rhome, brother of the bride; and Jeff Horton of Weatherford.
Ushers were Shane Lindsey of Alvord, cousin of the groom, and Jarod Howard of Louisiana, brother of the bride.
The bride’s mother and stepfather hosted a reception at the Gardens. It was catered by Vance Godbey’s.
Following a wedding trip to Singer Island at Palm Beach, Fla., the couple live in Weatherford.
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Lee Shirey
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Lee Shirey

Shurden - Haley Lemaster and Phillip Shurden
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, August 24, 2013
Haley Lemaster, daughter of Tom and Dianna Lemaster of Decatur, will marry Phillip Shurden, son of Phil and Linda Shurden of De Leon, Nov. 16, 2013, in Bluff Dale.
Travis Ripley will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Decatur High School in 2004, Texas A&M University in 2008 and Tarleton State University in 2012. She works for National Ropers Supply.
The prospective groom graduated from Pensacola Christian in 2002. He is employed by Dynamic Downhole.

Haley Lemaster and Phillip Shurden

Sinclair - Kimberly Dawn Dobson and Jordan Lee Sinclair
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, December 14, 2013
Kimberly Dawn Dobson of Fort Worth, daughter of Richard and Jane Dobson of Gainesville, will marry Jordan Lee Sinclair, son of Rick and Debra Sinclair, all of Newark, March 1, 2014, at A&M Gardens in Azle.
Jacob Withers will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Callisburg High School in 2007 and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in 2010. She works for Northwest ISD.
The prospective groom graduated Northwest High School in 2007 and the University of North Texas in 2013. He also works for NISD.
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Kimberly Dawn Dobson and Jordan Lee Sinclair

Slimp, Eric Ryan - Mr. and Mrs. Eric Ryan Slimp
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, July 27, 2013
Samantha Jo Johnson of College Station and Eric Ryan Slimp of Decatur were married May 18, 2013, at Marty Leonard Chapel in Fort Worth.
Pastor Ken May with First Baptist Church of Decatur officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of J.P. and Cathy Johnson of Clint.
The groom is the son of Karen and Rick Slimp of Decatur.
Maid of honor was Stephani Johnson. Bridesmaids were Christy Johnson, Kayla Slimp, Sara Wingate, Liz Johnson, Christina Pevey, Lauren Johnson and Morgan Haney.
Flowergirls were Sarah Johnson, daughter of Brian and Liz Johnson, and Marcie Slimp, daughter of Jeremy and Taylor Slimp
Ringbearers were Tyler Johnson, son of Brian and Liz Johnson, and Kaidan Slimp, son of Jeremy and Taylor Slimp.
Best Man was Jeremy Slimp. Groomsmen were Dakota May, Brent Jones, Craig Johnson, Blake Haney, Colby Williams, Brian Johnson and Harrison Haney.
Ushers were Matt Strawn, Tyler Proctor, David Verm and Michael Byrd.
Soloist was Stevi Perkins.
A reception was held at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel.
Following a wedding trip to Maui, Hawaii, the couple lives in Plano.
The bride attended Texas A&M University. She works for Medical Center of Plano.
The groom graduated from Texas A&M and is employed by MD Buyline.
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Mr. and Mrs. Eric Ryan Slimp

Slimp, Randy - Georgetta and Randy Slimp
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, May 25, 2013
Georgetta and Randy Slimp of Decatur will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary May 28, 2013.
Randy and the former Georgetta Dooling were married May 28, 1988, in Aurora.
They have two children: Amelia McCarthy and Timothy Slimp; and a granddaughter, Emma McCarthy, all of Decatur.
Randy works for Poco Graphite and Georgetta at Rann Elementary. Both are members of Faith Baptist Church.

Smith - Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Wayne Smith Jr.
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, April 6, 2013
Heather Marie Riley and Marvin Wayne Smith Jr. of Slidell were married Feb. 14, 2013, in a small, intimate family wedding at The Inn Above Onion Creek in Kyle. Justice of the Peace Beth Smith officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Claire Fortenberry O’Berry of Slidell and Steve Riley of Las Colinas.
The groom is the son of Tammy Walker of Slidell and Marvin Wayne Smith of Krum.
The bride wore a white satin, A-line gown that featured an off-the-shoulder neckline and side-draped bodice. A white-satin sash with beaded embellishment accented the chapel train, and she also wore a single-tier veil with beading and floral edging.
Maid of honor was Piper Riley, sister of the bride, of Santa Monica, Calif.
The bride attends the University of North Texas, where she is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Tau Sigma and Alpha Chi honor societies and is on the President’s List.
The groom attended North Central Texas College and has worked for Weatherford International for seven years.
The couple will be the sixth generation to continuously ranch the land settled by the bride’s ancestors in Slidell.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Wayne Smith Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Wayne Smith Jr.

Snider - Billy Joe and Lawana Snider
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, February 16, 2013
Billy Joe and Lawana Snider of Decatur will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family reception March 3, at the home of Merl and Terrie Pryor.
Billy Joe and the former Lawana Kerr were married Feb. 20, 1953.
Their children and their spouses are Vickie and Greg Quebe, Terrie and Merl Pryor and Teresa Snider, all of Decatur. They have five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Both are members of First Baptist Church in Decatur where Billy Joe serves as an active deacon.
Billy Joe and Lawana Snider
Billy Joe and Lawana Snider

Staley (1) - Emily McLauchlin and Thomas Staley
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, March 30, 2013
Emily McLauchlin, daughter of Steve and Lynn McLauchlin of Decatur, will marry Thomas Staley, son of Pam Staley of Decatur and Thomas C. Staley of Celina, June 28, 2013, at Willow Lake Event Center in Weatherford.
Pastor Austin Wadlow of Lubbock will officiate.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Decatur High School and Texas Tech University. She will earn a master’s degree from Tech in May.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Decatur High and the University of North Texas.
Emily McLauchlin and Thomas Staley
Emily McLauchlin and Thomas Staley

Staley (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Staley
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, September 14, 2013
Emily Ann McLauchlin and Thomas Staley, both of Decatur, were married June 27, 2013, at Willow Lake Event Center in Weatherford.
Pastor Austin Wardlow of Lubbock officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Steve and Lynn McLauchlin of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Pam Staley of Decatur and Thomas C. Staley of Celina.
Matron of honor was Cassidy Dane Hodgkins. Bridesmaids were: Tiffany Garrett Tucker; Mercy Staley, sister of the groom; Lauren Fleming; Chelsea Wilburn and Haylee Nipp.
Flower girls were Brenna Fanning, Shaylee McLauchlin and Harper Smith.
Best man was Joe Staley, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were: Stephen McLauchlin, brother of the bride; Justin Walker; Nicholas Henderson; Jacob Maxon; and Jonathan Morton.
Price McLauchlin and Hendrix Smith carried “Here Comes The Bride” and “Just Married” signs.
The bride’s parents hosted a reception after the ceremony.
Following a honeymoon in Cancun, the couple will reside in Valley View.
The bride graduated from Decatur High School in 2007 and Texas Tech in 2011. She earned a master’s degree in speech language pathology from Tech in 2013. She is a speech therapist at Rehab Synergies in Bowie.
The groom graduated from Decatur High School in 2006 and the University of North Texas in 2012. He works for Staley Steel in Pilot Point.
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Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Staley

Stone - Wayne and Wanda Stone
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, July 20, 2013
Wayne and Wanda Stone of Decatur celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 20, 2013.
Wayne married the former Wanda Pleasant July 20, 1963, in Decatur.
They have two sons – Landon Stone and wife, Melissa, of Keller and Curtis Stone and wife, Regina, of Decatur; and four grandchildren – Brandon, Alissa, Jacie and Julie.
Wayne retired from General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin. Wanda is a retired speech therapist.
Both are members of First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
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Wayne and Wanda Stone

Strom - Courtny Joe Klement and Brandon Gene Strom
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, November 9, 2013
Courtny Joe Klement and Brandon Gene Strom were united in marriage June 22, 2013, at 5 p.m. at Treasure Sands Club in Treasure Cay, Abaco Bahamas.
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Courtny Joe Klement and Brandon Gene Strom
The bride’s parents, Karl and Kim Klement, hosted an intimate five-day celebratory affair honoring the couple where local fare and tradition were infused into the events giving guests a full Bahamian experience.
Beginning Wednesday before the ceremony, an island-themed dinner of barbeque and peas’n'rice was served at The Burner restaurant. On Thursday all guests were greeted to a welcome reception at Coco Beach Bar. The menu was pizza with a specialty on the side of fresh conch salad made by Kirk “The Conch Man.”
With the Sea of Abaco as the backdrop, guests enjoyed a beach bonfire and special performance from a local Junkanoo marching band. The Junkanoo parade lasted for a half-hour, engaging guests in the traditional dance.
The rehearsal dinner on Friday was hosted by the groom and served at The Spinnaker restaurant, with a menu of minced lobster and baked chicken along with various starters, sides and desserts.
On Saturday, the ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Stafford Symonette and was held beachside under a covered canopy. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father to the traditional “Wedding March in C Major” played by violinist Jennifer Hudson. Later Mrs. Hudson played “Ave Maria” during the unity sand custom.
Kody Klement, brother of the bride, and Ryan Strom, brother of the groom, served as witnesses for the couple.
The bride’s parents hosted a cocktail hour and seated dinner reception at Treasure Sands Club following the ceremony. The dinner, a six-course meal prepared by Chef Antonio Huyler, consisted of citrus-poached shrimp, mushroom bisque, garden salad, mango sorbet intermezzo, hog fish, grass-fed Argentinian filet with chocolate mousse and a three-tiered Italian buttercream wedding cake for dessert.
The bride is the daughter of Karl and Kim Kle-ment of Decatur, and the granddaughter of Mildred Tredenick and the late Robert Tredenick of Gainesville, and Edna Klement and the late Martin Klement of Muenster. The groom is the son of Dan and Athena Strom of Lake Dallas. He is the grandson of Jimmie Hammond and the late Gene Hammond of Dallas, and the late Ervin and Myra Strom of Dallas.
Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore an ivory silk organza Jim Helm gown. The gown featured a sleeveless, alencon lace bodice with a v-neckline and open back and was accompanied by a blusher. The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of calla lilies while the groom wore a calla lily boutonniere.
The bride wears an antique diamond set in a rose gold band custom-designed by the groom. The groom wears a family heirloom ring which belonged to his late grandfather, Gene Hammond.
A firework display was held immediately following the dinner. The five-and-a-half minute show was choreographed to Elton John’s “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.” The bride and groom danced to Adele’s cover of The Cure’s “Lovesong.” The bride and her father danced to “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.
Sunday, guests were ferried to a neighboring island, Guana Cay, for a day of fun at Nipper’s Bar and Grill.
The bride is a graduate of Decatur High School and graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas with a bachelor of business administration in finance and a minor in psychology.
The groom is a graduate of Liberty Christian in Argyle, and earned a bachelor of science in economics from the University of North Texas.
Following their week-long honeymoon in St. Kitts and Nevis, the bride and groom reside in Fort Worth.

Tamplen - Bailey Amanda Walker and Tyler Dewayne Tamplen
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, May 18, 2013
Bailey Amanda Walker, daughter of Randy and Dawn Walker of Uvalde, will marry Tyler Dewayne Tamplen, son of Dewayne and Kris Tamplen of Decatur, June 22, 2013, at Uvalde First United Methodist Church.
Scott Bradford of First United Methodist Church will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Uvalde High School in 2009 and Texas A&M University in 2013. She works for Chevron Phillips Chemical in Houston.
The groom graduated from Decatur High School in 2009 and A&M in 2013. He is employed by Noble Energy in Houston.
Bailey Amanda Walker and Tyler Dewayne Tamplen
Bailey Amanda Walker and Tyler Dewayne Tamplen

Teal - Erin Dale Bredon and Samuel Scott Teal
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, January 26, 2013
Erin Dale Bredon of Glen Rose, daughter of Alan and Kelly Bredon of Golden Valley, Minn. and Linda Bredon of Fort Worth, will marry Samuel Scott Teal of Glen Rose, son of Sammy and Donna Teal of Fort Worth, on March 9, 2013, in Keller.
Dr. Van Gardner of Grace Baptist Church in Decatur will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Grapevine High School and earned a bachelor of science in nursing from Hardin-Simmons University in 2007. She is employed by Paluxy Valley Medical Services Organization as an assistant administrator.
The prospective groom graduated from Decatur High School in 2003 and Tarleton State University in 2010 with a bachelor of science in music. He is the choir director at Glen Rose elementary, middle and high schools.
Erin Dale Bredon and Samuel Scott Teal
Erin Dale Bredon and Samuel Scott Teal

Terrell - Emma Leigh Warren and Zachary Seth Terrell
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, August 24, 2013
Emma Leigh Warren, daughter of Kent and Laura Warren of Cleburne, will marry Zachary Seth Terrell, son of Kent and Cammy Terrell of Chico, Sept. 21, 2013, at the Little Chapel in the Woods at Texas Woman’s University in Denton.
The Rev. Tom Merritt of Crafton Baptist Church will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2012 graduate of the University of North Texas in Denton. She works for Mosaic Marketing Firm in Irving.
The prospective graduated from UNT in 2011. He owns Coyote Alert Printing Co. and works for Target.

Emma Leigh Warren and Zachary Seth Terrell

Thorne - Tara Anne Davidson and Matthew David Thorne
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, December 14, 2013
Tara Anne Davidson of Fort Worth, daughter of Ted and Valerie Davidson of Decatur, will marry Matthew David Thorne of Wichita Falls, son of Andrew and Lindsay Thorne of San Diego, Calif., June 8, 2014, at Thistle Springs Ranch in Cleburne.
Dr. Henry Wolmarans of Promise Church in Escondido, Calif., will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Decatur High School in 2008 and earned an associate’s degree in radiologic sciences from Midwestern State University in 2012. She is a radiographer at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom graduated from Poway High School in 2007 and the United States Air Force Academy with a bachelor’s degree in business management in 2011. He will graduate from Oklahoma State University in May 2014 with a master’s degree in business administration. He is a first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.
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Tara Anne Davidson and Matthew David Thorne

Tucker - Mr. and Mrs. John Scott Tucker
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, March 2, 2013
Tiffany Nichole Garrett and John Scott Tucker of Wichita Falls were married Jan. 5, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Decatur. Curtis Lindsey officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of James Ray and Karen Garrett of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Scott and Betsy Tucker of Wichita Falls.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin strapless gown and fingertip-length veil. She carried a bouquet of white roses and blue hydrangeas.
Matron of honor was Sarah Elizabeth Finch. Bridesmaids were Emily McLauchlin, Cassidy Hodgkins and Katherine Tucker, sister of the groom.
Bridal attendants wore capri blue satin, strapless dresses and carried bouquets of white rose and callalilies.
Flower girl was Allie McCormick, cousin of the bride and daughter of Todd and Angie McCormick. Ringbearer was Allie’s brother, Jack.
Best man was Sam Underwood. Groomsmen were Andrew Krzewinski, Ryan Klein and Garrett Powell.
Ushers were Anthony Dwyer, John Leach and Hunter May.
Mr. and Mrs. John Scott Tucker
Mr. and Mrs. John Scott Tucker

Urban - Kassie Marie Daugherty and Richard Urban II
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, October 19, 2013
Kassie Marie Daugherty will marry Richard Urban II in the summer of 2015.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Karen Daugherty of Decatur and David and Michele Daugherty of Bridgeport.
The prospective groom is the son of Eddie and Christina Guajardo and Arnold Zamora, all of Clovis, N.M., and Richard and Sharene Urban of Wichita, Kan.
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Kassie Marie Daugherty and Richard Urban II

Vian - Kiley Anne Burk and Christopher Vian
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, May 25, 2013
Kiley Anne Burk of Sunset will marry Christopher Nolan Vian of Iowa Park June 29, 2013, in Wichita Falls.
Kiley Anne Burk and Christopher Vian
Kiley Anne Burk and Christopher Vian

Walker - Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Dean Walker
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, March 23, 2013
Raenell Kay McLinsky and Raymond Dean Walker of Bridgeport were married Feb. 22, 2013. Karen Green officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jackie and Peggy York of Calvin, Okla.
The prospective groom is the son of Mike and Valerie Shinn of Chico.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Dean Walker
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Dean Walker

Ward - Courtney Wilbanks and Kyle Ward
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, May 11, 2013
Courtney Wilbanks of Denton, daughter of Penny Wilbanks and Scott Wilbanks of Arlington, will marry Kyle Ward of Denton, son of John and Terre Ward of Paradise, May 18, 2013, at The Dolan House in Denton.
The bride-elect attends the University of North Texas in Denton. She works for Hyatt Regency DFW Hotel.
The prospective groom graduated from Paradise High School in 2007 and attends UNT. He works for Bullseye Bike Shop in Denton.
Courtney Wilbanks and Kyle Ward
Courtney Wilbanks and Kyle Ward

Wheeler - Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Michael Wheeler
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, March 2, 2013
Callie Jo Windle of Denton and Ryan Michael Wheeler of McKinney were married Jan. 19, 2013, at a friend’s residence with Andrew McKinney officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Molly Windle of Denton and granddaughter of Robert and Nina Windle of Valley View and Wendell and Naomi Osburn of Decatur.
The groom is the son of David and Ingrid Wheeler of McKinney and the grandson of Lewis and Cecile Wheeler of Houston, Judy Roeder of Boerne and Herman Hampton of McKinney.
Maid of honor was Tori Thompson. Bridal party members were: Emily and Natalie Windle, sisters of the bride; Nick Stevens; Sam Robertson; Lauren Maffey; and Molly Tester.
Best men were Aaron Stoner and Chase Johnson. Groom’s party members included Colby Shelton; Amanda Wheeler, sister of the groom; David McCoy; and Grant Wheeler, brother of the groom.
Ushers were Austin Black, Josh Piers, Trace Thompson and Judson Valdez.
Following a honeymoon in Portland, Ore., the couple live in Denton.
The bride graduated from the University of North Texas, where she works as an undergraduate adviser and recruitment coordinator.
The groom also graduated from UNT and is the IT manager for Animal Care Technologies.
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Michael Wheeler
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Michael Wheeler

Wilson - Natalie Wood and Clint Wilson
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, February 16, 2013
Natalie Wood, daughter of Raymond and Pam Wood of Decatur, will marry Clint Wilson, son of Gary Wilson of Decatur and Debra Wilson of Runaway Bay, March 16, 2013, at The Chandor Gardens in Weatherford.
The couple plan to live in Decatur.
Natalie Wood and Clint Wilson
Natalie Wood and Clint Wilson

Wolfe - Charles F. Wolfe Jr. and Henry Jeanne Wolfe
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, March 2, 2013
Charles F. Wolfe Jr. and Henry Jeanne Wolfe, both lifetime residents of Wise County, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Boyd Community Center. The family requests no gifts.
Charles Wolfe Jr. married the former Henry Jeanne Anderson March 7, 1953, in Weatherford.
Their children are Steve Wolfe and wife, Sarah; Noelle Wolfe Holmes and husband, Rodney; and the late Jon Edwin Wolfe, all of Boyd. They have one grandson, Chris Wolfe; and two great-grandchildren, Lane and Dakota Wolfe.
Charles is self-employed and is a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church No. 2 and of the Masonic Lodge No. 479 in Boyd for more than 50 years.
Jeanne is a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ in Boyd.
Charles F. Wolfe Jr. and Henry Jeanne Wolfe
Charles F. Wolfe Jr. and Henry Jeanne Wolfe

Woods - Megan Nicole Rae and Timothy Seth Woods
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, March 9, 2013
Megan Nicole Rae of Euless, daughter of James Rae of Bryson and Tracie Rae of Graham, will marry Timothy Seth Woods of Euless, son of Keith and Delana Barnett of Graham and Britt Woods of Boyd, March 16, 2013, at The Alley House in Graham.
The bride-elect graduated from Graham High School in 2010 and Ogle School of Hair, Skin and Nails in 2012.
The prospective groom graduated from Chico High School in 2008 and Ranger College in 2010. He works for NW Signs in Arlington.
Megan Nicole Rae and Timothy Seth Woods
Megan Nicole Rae and Timothy Seth Woods

Wright - Kirstyn Michelle Young and William Arthur Wright
Published in 'The Wise County Messenger' Saturday, June 29, 2013
Kirstyn Michelle Young, daughter of Ren and Leisha Young of Paradise, will marry William Arthur Wright of Krum, son of Allen and Gethine Wright of San Angelo, July 6, 2013, in Paradise.
Corbin Young of Brownwood, brother of the bride, will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Paradise High School in 2008 and earned a bachelor of fine arts from Abilene Christian University in 2012.
The prospective groom graduated from Eula High School in 2008, earned a bachelor of fine arts from Hardin-Simmons University in 2012 and will earn a master’s degree in fine arts from the University of North Texas in 2015.
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Kirstyn Michelle Young and William Arthur Wright