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Allen - Leeann Sexton and James Allen
Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
Tags: Bridgeport
Sexton
Leeann Sexton and James Allen
Leeann Sexton, daughter of Patrick and Dana Harris, all of Bridgeport, will marry James Allen of Bridgeport, son of Kathy Tibbets of Lake Worth, at Saturday, May 7, at Countryside Fellowship in Decatur.
Mark Webb will officiate.

Arrington - Bill and Shirley Arrington
Published Saturday, January 9, 2016
Tags: Bridgeport
Arrington
Bill and Shirley Arrington
Bill and Shirley Arrington of Bridgeport celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 1, 2016.
They were married in Madill, Okla., on Jan. 1, 1956.
They moved to Bridgeport in 1958, where Bill was employed at the Warren Petroleum Gas Processing Plant, which later became the Liquid Energy Plant. He retired in 1994.
Shirley was employed at Bridgeport Elementary School as the librarian.
The couple has two sons and daughters-in-law, Mitch and Lee Ann Arrington and Bruce and Darline Arrington, all of Bridgeport. They also have five grandchildren: Lindsey, Emily and Blake Arrington; and Alyssa and John Arrington.

Barclay - Lindsay Allese Cline and Curtis Barclay
Published Saturday, February 13, 2016
Tags: Alvord, Decatur
Cline Engagement
Lindsay Allese Cline and Curtis Barclay
Lindsay Allese Cline of Alvord, daughter of Steve and Amy (Hudson) Cline of Burleson, will marry Curtis Barclay of Alvord, son of Michael Barclay of Alvord and Pam Thompson of Decatur, on June 11, 2016, at the Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds in Decatur.
The bride-elect graduated from Burleson High School in 2010 and from Texas Wesleyan University in 2014. She is a teacher at Nocona High School.
The prospective groom graduated from Decatur High School in 2007. He works for Water Rescue Services.

Britt - Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Preston Britt
Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
Tags: Decatur
Matthew and Lynne
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Preston Britt
Lynne Elise Britt of Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, daughter of Ling Shuguo and Xiong Qionglan of Tantong, Sichuan, married Matthew Preston Britt, son of Buck and Julie Britt, all of Decatur, at the Precinct 2 justice of the peace office Nov. 4, 2016.
Judge Craig Johnson officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride graduated in 2015 from Chengdu Institute Sichuan International Studies University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in international logistics.
The groom graduated in 2013 from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy. He plans to graduate in December from the University of Texas at Arlington with a master’s degree in public administration.
The couple will live in Decatur.

Brown - Jacey Lynn Redfearn and David Scott Brown
Published Saturday, February 20, 2016
Tags: Decatur
Redfearn Wedding
Jacey Lynn Redfearn and David Scott Brown
Jacey Lynn Redfearn of Irving, daughter of John and Jane Redfearn of Decatur, will marry David Scott Brown of Conroe, son of Ben Brown of Fort Worth and Shirleen Brown of Big Spring, in April 2016 in Azle.
The bride’s father, who is minister at the Community Church in Decatur, will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Richland High School in 1998 and Howard Payne University in 2002.
She is the assistant director of experiential programs at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy.
The prospective groom graduated from Big Spring High School in 1996, Howard Payne University in 2000 and Baylor University in 2002.
He is the assistant vice president and anti-money laundering manager of Woodforest National Bank.

Carstens - Mr. and Mrs. Zachery Allen Carstens
Published Saturday, March 5, 2016
Tags: Bridgeport, Decatur
Carstens
Mr. and Mrs. Zachery Allen Carstens
Karley Morgan Reaves, daughter of Scott and Mitzi Reaves, all of Decatur, married Zachery Allen Carstens, son of Bridget Stutts, both of Bridgeport, in a single-ring ceremony Feb. 28, 2016, at MD Resort in Aurora.
The bride was escorted by her father.
The maid of honor was Alexis Conner, and the best man was Drew Carstens.

Cato - Thomas H. and Nora Cato
Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
Tags: Boyd
Cato
Thomas H. and Nora Cato
Thomas H. and Nora Cato of Boyd are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary with a reception 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Chico Community Center.
The event is hosted by Julie Schooling and Suellen Gregory Smith.
Thomas married Nora Payne Jan. 26, 1991, at the Full Gospel Holiness Church in Fort Worth with the Rev. Walter Beard officiating.
Thomas and Nora are members of the Boyd Church of God.

Christian - Jaci Lane Isham and Brian Lowery Christian
Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
Tags: Decatur
Isham
Jaci Lane Isham and Brian Lowery Christian
Jaci Lane Isham, daughter of David and Karen Isham, all of Decatur, will marry Brian Lowery Christian, son of Joey and Melonie Christian, all of Decatur, on April 2, 2016, at Decatur Church of Christ.
Corbin Young, the cousin of the groom, will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Decatur High School in 2011 and from Abilene Christian University in 2014. She works for NRS Ranch.
The prospective groom graduated from DHS in 2005. He played football at Sam Houston State. He works for Lowery Wholesale.

Collinsworth - Mr. and Mrs. Matt Collinsworth
Published Saturday, June 25, 2016
Tags: Decatur
Collinsworth
Mr. and Mrs. Matt Collinsworth
Dee Ann Willis of Newark, daughter of Gary and Peggy Willis of Decatur, married Matt Collinsworth of Lewisville, June 4, 2016, at the home of the bride’s parents in Decatur.
The Rev. Chip Norman officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her father.
The maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Dana Willis.
The bride works for the Northwest Independent School District. The groom owns Lewisville Truck Center.
The couple plans to live in Lewisville.

Cook - Sam and Linda Cook
Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
Tags: Paradise
Cook
Sam and Linda Cook
Sam and Linda Cook of Paradise celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 5, 2016, with family at Reata Steakhouse.
Sam Cook married Linda Wood Jan. 5, 1956, in Marietta, Okla.
The couple has three children: Melinda Henry and husband, Randy, of Paradise, Sam Cook Jr. and wife, Patty, of Bridgeport and Cheryl Vinson and husband, Bud, of Fort Worth.
They have nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Cottrell - April Holly Ruhl and Derek James Cottrell
Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
Tags: Rhome
Ruhl
April Holly Ruhl and Derek James Cottrell
April Holly Ruhl of Rhome, daughter of Reyburn and Sherry Ruhl of Rhome, will marry Derek James Cottrell of Bossier City, La., son of James and Paula Cottrell of Marshall, on June 11, 2016, at Community Church in Decatur.
The Rev. Mike McInerney will officiate.
The bride-elect was homeschooled until 2007 and graduated from East Texas Baptist University at Marshall in 2011. She works for Decatur Independent School District.
The prospective groom graduated from Marshall High School in 2008 and is in the United States Air Force.

Duwe - Allison Brooke and Lane Duwe
Published Saturday, October 8, 2016
Wedding
Allison Brooke and Lane Duwe
Allison Brooke will marry Lane Duwe on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Duwe Ranch in Greenwood.
The Rev. John Redfearn will officiate.
The bride-elect is a massage therapist for Midlothian Chiropractic and Therapy of Midlothian. The prospective groom is a firefighter and paramedic in Waxahachie.
They will make their home in Midlothian.

Edmondson - Renee Staul and Jeremy Edmondson
Published Saturday, January 16, 2016
Tags: Paradise
Staul
Renee Staul and Jeremy Edmondson
Renee Staul of Universal City, daughter of Marcia and Jeffrey Staul of Mercer, Pa., will marry Jeremy Edmondson, of Universal City, son of Beverly and Mike Record of Paradise, in October 2016 in San Antonio.
Staul graduated from Mercer High School in 2005 and from Pennsylvania State University in 2009. She works at Belden Inc.
Edmondson graduated from Paradise High School in 2001. He works for Schlumberger.

Evans - J.D. Evans and Tiffany Leigh Gayoso
Published Saturday, August 6, 2016
Tags: Newark
Evans Gayoso
J.D. Evans and Tiffany Leigh Gayoso
Tiffany Leigh Gayoso, daughter of the late Bennie Lee Gayoso, Donna and Garry Hall and Laneta Thomas, will marry J.D. Evans, son of Jay Evans of Bowie and Kimberly Jennings of Sarepta, La., at 152 CR 4871 in Newark on Oct. 22, 2016.

Fippinger (1) - Paula Jo Shepherd and Bruce Zachary Fippinger
Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
Tags: Bridgeport, Runaway Bay
ShepherdFippinger
Paula Jo Shepherd and Bruce Zachary Fippinger
Paula Jo Shepherd of Runaway Bay, daughter of Joe and Earlene Shepherd of Bridgeport, will marry Bruce Zachary Fippinger of Bridgeport, son of Bruce and Carol Fippinger of Orcutt, Calif., on April 3, 2016, at the Piazza in the Village in Colleyville.
B.J. Rutledge will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Bridgeport High School and Texas Christian University. She holds a graduate degree from the University of North Texas and works for Bridgeport ISD.
The prospective groom graduated from Ernest Righetti High School and Universal Technical Institute. He works for Devon Energy.

Fippinger (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Zach Fippinger
Published Saturday, July 9, 2016
Tags: Bridgeport, Runaway Bay
Shepherd
Mr. and Mrs. Zach Fippinger
Paula Shepherd of Runaway Bay, daughter of Joe and Earlene Shepherd of Bridgeport, married Zach Fippinger of Runaway Bay, son of Bruce and Carol Fippinger of Orcutt, Calif., on April 3, 2016, at Piazza in the Village in Colleyville.
The Rev. B.J. Rutledge of Grace Fellowship Church officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her father and wore a fit-and-flare corded lace gown with a sweetheart neckline, crystal buttons, rhinestone sash and chapel-length train. Her hair was adorned with a fingertip-length veil with Swarovski crystals scattered throughout and affixed with a rhinestone headband.
She carried a compact bouquet with light-pink hydrangea, soft-pink roses, pink peonies, pink ranunculus and hot-pink gerbera daisies with hints of greenery. The bouquet was banded in an antique white-satin ribbon adorned with ivory lace and pearl pins.
The bride was accompanied by her matron of honor, Aimee Burtnett, and bridesmaids Kelly Myers, Jennifer Phillips, Jeannine Powers and Belinda Shepherd.
The bridesmaids wore short, Y-necklined, pewter chiffon dresses. They carried bouquets designed with hot-pink gerbera daisies, loops of grass and hints of soft greenery. The bouquets were banded in cyclamen satin ribbon and adorned with pearl pins.
There were four flowergirls: Addison Fippinger; Lindsey Shepherd; Madeline Shepherd; and Olivia Shepherd. Ringbearer was Mason Shepherd.
The groom was accompanied by his best man, Morgan Fippinger, and groomsmen Justin Clarke, Nathan Odell, Micky Shepherd and Nick Shepherd.
Jery and Lisa Burnett were the pre-ceremony musicians.
The bride works for Bridgeport Independent School District and the groom works for Devon Energy.
The couple lives in Runaway Bay.

Gage - Andrew Gage and Jessica Dodd
Published Saturday, August 6, 2016
Tags: Decatur
Dodd
Andrew Gage and Jessica Dodd
Jessica Dodd, daughter of Jerry and Donna Dodd, will marry Andrew Gage, son of Brent and Clyde’ette Gage, all of Decatur, at The Venue at Waterstone in Celina Sept. 10, 2016.
The Rev. Mike Wheat will officiate.
Dodd graduated from Decatur High School in 2011 and from Weatherford College in 2013.
Gage graduated from DHS in 2009 and from Weatherford College in 2011.

Gooch - Katie Renese Cook and John Harold Gooch
Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
Tags: Bridgeport
Cook Gooch
Katie Renese Cook and John Harold Gooch
Katie Renese Cook of Dallas, daughter of Patty and Sam Cook Jr. of Bridgeport, will marry John Harold Gooch, son of Clay and Gail Gooch, all of Garland, on Aug. 27, 2016, in Plano.
The bride-elect graduated from Bridgeport High School and earned a degree in public relations from Texas Tech University. She works for Southwest Airlines Federal Credit Union.
The prospective groom graduated from Sachse High School and earned a degree in construction science from Texas A&M University. He works for Crossland Construction.
The couple plan to live in Collin County.

Grisham - James and Judy Grisham
Published Saturday, March 12, 2016
Tags: Paradise
Grisham
James and Judy Grisham
James and Judy Grisham of Paradise celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Sagebrush Cafe in Bridgeport Feb. 20. Their daughters hosted the event.
James married Judy Gilreath Feb. 13, 1966, in Ardmore, Okla. He is an electrical engineer, and she is a nurse. They are members of Grace Fellowship church.
The Grishams’ three daughters and sons-in-law include: Gina and C.J. Van Wart of Houston, Amy and Greg Fletcher of Paradise and Lori and Jim Wellborn of Paradise.
They have eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Hall - Shawnee Dawn Jordan and Maison Hall
Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
Tags: Sunset
Jordan Hall Engagement
Shawnee Dawn Jordan and Maison Hall
Shawnee Dawn Jordan of Fort Worth, daughter of Rodney and Sarah Jordan of Sunset, will marry Maison Hall of Fort Worth, son of William Hall and Elaine Renfroe of Decatur at 4 p.m. April 24, 2016, at the MD Resort in Aurora.

Hardesty - Mr. and Mrs. Chad Allen Hardesty
Published Saturday, July 16, 2016
Tags: Bridgeport
Hardisty
Mr. and Mrs. Chad Allen Hardesty
Wendy Ann Davies married Chad Allen Hardesty, both of Bridgeport, July 8, 2016 at Bridgeport City Hall.
The Honorable Judge Karen Green officiated the single-ring ceremony.
The bride was escorted by best man Jacob Davies of Lafayette, La.
She wore a vintage Marilyn Monroe dress in red and carried a rose bouquet.
She was accompanied by her matron of honor, Janis Robb and maid of honor Kristy Robertson.
The flower girl was granddaughter Raven and the ring bearer was grandson Atticus.
Also in attendance were the mother of the groom, Sherrie Hardesty; daughter of the bride Katherine Davies; and son of the bride and groom, Malachi Davies.
The bride and groom reside in Bridgeport and are agents of Andale Bail Bonds.

Hughes - Jack and Dianne Hughes
Published Saturday, July 30, 2016
Tags: Alvord
Hughes
Jack and Dianne Hughes
Jack and Dianne Hughes of Alvord will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary July 31, 2016.
Jack married Dianne Wilson July 31, 1971, in Marshalltown, Iowa.
The couple have three children: Jeff Hughes and wife, Shay, of Decatur; Jessica Flake and husband, Keith, of Alvord; and Jacob Hughes and wife, Melissa, of Alvord.
They have nine grandchildren.
They are members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bridgeport.

King - Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Dalton King
Published Saturday, February 20, 2016
Tags: Alvord
Perkins Wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Dalton King
Madison McCrae Perkins of Whitesboro, daughter of Ed and Wendy Perkins of Whitesboro, married Christopher Dalton King of Alvord, son of Tonya and Chris King of Alvord, Dec. 12, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church in Whitesboro.
The Rev. Ronnie Conyers officiated the double-ring ceremony.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an organza and lace gown. She carried a hand-tied maroon bouquet of black magic roses, ranunculas, red hypericum berries and carnations.
Maid of honor was Rebecca Kirkpatrick of Bryan.
Bridesmaids were Amy Loke of Bryan, Kelsi Acosta of Friendswood and Carley King of Alvord.
Junior bridesmaid was Taylor Cox of Sunset.
Attendants wore emerald green charmeuse gowns and carried silver dollar eucalyptus with sweetheart roses and carnations.
Flower girl and ringbearer were Sydney and Trevor Cox, daughter and son of Travis and Steffani Cox.
Candlelighters were Wendy Perkins and Tonya King, mothers of the bride and groom.
Best man was Jacob McDaniel of Alvord.
Groomsmen were Aaron Lintao of Lahaina, Hawaii, Kenny Longwell of Point Pleasant, W. Va., and Cody Perkins of Whitesboro.
Ushers were Tyler Coufal of Troy and Allan Garner of Whitesboro.
Organist was Lurlene Speer.
A reception, catered by Rohmers Restaurant in Muenster, was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Gainesville following the ceremony.
The bride graduated from Callisburg High School in 2011, North Central Texas College in 2013 and Texas A&M University in 2015 with a degree in animal science.
The groom graduated from Alvord High School in 2011. He serves in the United States Navy.
Following a honeymoon trip to Belize, the couple live in Virginia Beach, Va.

Lara - Crystal Case and Pablo J. Lara
Published Saturday, March 5, 2016
Tags: Bridgeport
Case Lara
Crystal Case and Pablo J. Lara
Crystal Case of Chico, daughter of James and Brenda Case of Houston and Azle, will wed Pablo J. Lara of Bridgeport, son of Jesus and Aida Lara of Sanger, on March 22, 2016, in Chico.

Laremore - JaciKay Cassidy Kidd and Joseph Robert Laremore
Published Saturday, July 2, 2016
Tags: Decatur
Kidd and Laremore
JaciKay Cassidy Kidd and Joseph Robert Laremore
JaciKay Cassidy Kidd of North Richland Hills, daughter of Floyd and Debbie Boatright of Decatur and Travis and Robin Kidd of Haltom City, will marry Joseph Robert Laremore of North Richland Hills, son of Elizabeth Haley of Decatur and Matthew Laremore of Denton, on July 16, 2016, at Crossroads Church in Decatur.
Michael Hinson will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect and the prospective groom graduated from Decatur High School in 2014.

Layton - Bailee Mishae Miller and Chadwick Arthur Layton
Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
Tags: Decatur, Paradise
Miller Layton
Bailee Mishae Miller and Chadwick Arthur Layton
Bailee Mishae Miller, daughter of Jimmy and Laurie Miller, all of Paradise, will marry Chadwick Arthur Layton, son of Jay and Sherry Layton, all of Decatur, at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 6, 2016, at Coleman Ranch in Bridgeport.
The Rev. Allen Bates will officiate the double-ring ceremony.
The bride-elect graduated from Paradise High School in 2016 and will study nursing at East Texas Baptist University.
The prospective groom graduated from Decatur High School in 2014 and studies athletic training at ETBU.
The couple plan to live in Marshall.

Lovejoy - Kyla Rice and Weldon Lovejoy
Published Saturday, October 22, 2016
Tags: Justin
Rice Lovejoy
Kyla Rice and Weldon Lovejoy
Kyla Rice of Justin, daughter of Jimmie and Shelley Marsh Rice of Lovington, N.M., will marry Weldon Lovejoy, son of the late Wayne and Maurine Lovejoy, all of Justin, Saturday, Oct. 22.