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Alexander - Mr. and Mrs. Gary Wayne Alexander
Marriage vows exchanged May 26, 2001
Donna Marie Mathes and Gary Wayne Alexander were married in a western, doublering ceremony May 26, 2001, at the First Baptist Church of Springtown.
Daniel White, nephew of the bride, officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Dorothy L. Mathes of Boyd and the late C.D. Mathes.She wore her father’s pocket watch in his memory.
The groom is the son of James A. Alexander of Harrison, Ark. and Wanda R.Burritt of Forney.
The bride was escorted by her brother, Donald Mathes of Boyd. The altar was asaddle borrowed from Bob Ruffin.
Matron of honor was Debbie Johnson of Carrollton, sister of the groom.
Best man was Jeremy Morse of Rockwall, nephew of the groom.
Ushers were Dale Mathes, brother of the bride and Jonathan Morse, nephew of thegroom.
The bride is a graduate of Springtown High School and the University of Texas atArlington. She is employed at Poco Graphite, Inc. in Decatur.
The groom is a licensed plumber with Reed Plumbing Company in Carrollton.

Amador - Lauryn Susanne Wolfe and Francisco AmadorJr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 31, 2001
LaurynSusanne Wolfe, daughter of Troy and Michelle Wolfe of Decatur will marryFrancisco Amador, Jr., son of Francisco and Anna Amador of Decatur March 31,2001, at Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur.
The Deacon Art Casillas will officiate.
The bride-elect is a teller at First American Bank in Decatur.
The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Weatherford College. He is asalesman at James Wood Motors.

Amador (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Amador Jr.
Marriage vows exchanged March 31, 2001
Lauryn Susanne Wolfe, daughter of Troy and Michelle Wolfe of Decatur andFrancisco Amador Jr., son of Francisco and Anna Amador of Decatur, were marriedMarch 31, 2001.
Deacon Art Casias officiated the double ring ceremony at the Assumption CatholicChurch in Decatur.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a white, V-neck gown with afitted bodice adorned with Venice lace sleeves. The gown had a full skirtadorned with appliquéd tulle overlay and a cathedral length train. She alsowore a beaded crown with a grand cathedral veil. She carried a bouquet of white,ivory and golden cream antique roses.
Maid of honor was Leslie Wolfe of Decatur, the bride’s sister.
Bridesmaids were Alexandra Vess, cousin of the bride and Michelle Davidson, bothof Boyd and Kelly Denti of Keller. They wore gold sleeveless satin tops accentedwith black and gold corded trim and black A-line skirts with an organza overlay.They carried bouquets of plum, wine, mauve and golden cream roses.
The flower girl was Bailey Berry of Decatur. The cushion carrier was CassidyBennett of Arlington, cousin of the bride.
Candlelighters were Clarissa Cantu, cousin of the groom and Claudia Castillo,both of Decatur.
Ringbearer was Homero Amador Jr., cousin of the groom.
Best man was Alfredo Amador of Decatur, the groom’s brother. Groomsmen wereJesus Flores of Decatur, cousin of the groom, Ted Qualls of Denton and DonatoLopez of Decatur.
Ushers were Jonathan Ross of Decatur and Sergio Amador Jr., cousin of the groom.
Guest book attendant was Vianey Cantu of Decatur. Harpists were CarmelinaHolloway, Shirley Watson and Margaret Atkinson, all of Decatur.
Following the ceremony, a reception, given by the parents of the bride andgroom, was held at the Denton Civic Center.
Following a wedding trip to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, the couple live inDecatur.
The bride is a teller at First American Bank in Decatur.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of Weatherford College and is a salesman at JamesWood Motors.

Baird - Nicole Dea Patrick and Thomas Charles BairdII
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 27,2001
Nicole Dea Patrick, daughter of James and Paula Patrick of Alvord will marryThomas Charles Baird II, son of Bill and Barbara Baird of Alvord, Oct. 27, 2001
Pastor Dan Green will officiate the ceremony at Victory Family Church inDecatur.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Arlington Career Institute and is employed atthe national headquarters of the Boy Scouts of America.
The prospective groom is employed at BroadBand Now. He served two years in theU.S. Navy.

Baird (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Charles Baird II
Marriage vows exchanged Oct. 27, 2001
Nicole Dea Patrick and Thomas Charles Baird II were married Oct. 27, 2001, atVictory Family Church in Decatur.
The Rev. Dan Green of Alvord Community Church performed the double ringceremony.
The bride is the daughter of James and Paula Patrick of Alvord. The groom is theson of Bill and Barbara Baird of Alvord.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father. Shewore a formal chapel length ivory A-line silk gown, embroidered with silverbeading and gold threading. Accenting her gown was a waist-length veil of ivorytulle, held by a pearl and silver tiara.
Maids of honor were Crystal Vardas and Angie Vaughn of Wichita Falls. Thebridesmaid was Lauren Patrick of Alvord, sister of the bride.
Flower girls were Erin Patrick, youngest sister of the bride, and RachelMcGregor, niece of the groom.
Best man was Brad Cannon of Alvord. Groomsmen were Brandon Reed of Fort Worthand Brent Hanco*ck of Tomball.
Ushers were Brandon Bradford and Junior Gillespie of Alvord.
Guest book attendant was Martha McGregor, sister of the groom.
A buffet reception followed the ceremony at The Club at Runaway Bay where guestsdanced to music provided by Junior Gillespie. The groom’s parents hosted therehearsal dinner at K-Bob’s on the eve of the wedding.
Following a wedding trip to Italy, the couple resides in Irving.
The bride is employed at the National Headquarters of Boy Scouts of America.
The groom is employed by Broad Band Now.

Barrow - Angel Karr and Randall Barrow
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 7, 2001
Angel Beth Karr, daughter of Gary and Tammy Karr of Azle, will marry RandallShaun Barrow, son of Randy and Freda Barrow of Fort Worth, on Saturday, July 7,2001, at Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God Church in Fort Worth.
The Rev. Wayne Karr, grandfather of the bride-elect will officiate.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Fred and Margie Pickerell of Boyd.

Bean - Erin Elaine Buchanan and John William Bean
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 27,2001
Erin Elaine Buchanan, daughter of Ann and Tommy Welch of Bowie and Steve andSuzanne Buchanan of Runaway Bay, will marry John William Bean, son of Pam andMichael Spore of Fort Worth and William and Donna Bean of Alvord, Oct. 27, 2001,at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School. The prospective groomis a 1998 Alvord High School graduate.

Bean (2) - Mr. and Mrs. John Bean
Marriage vows exchanged Oct. 27, 2001
Erin Buchanan and John Bean of Fort Worth were married Oct. 27, 2001, at theBotanic Gardens’ Fuller Garden Gazebo in Fort Worth. The Rev. Katherine Weikelofficiated the double ring ceremony.
Parents of the bride are Tom and Ann Welch of Bowie. The groom’s parents areMike and Pam Spore of Fort Worth and Willie and Donna Bean of Alvord.
Grandparents of the couple are Marian Beam and the late H. Carter Beam ofBeaumount, Hazel Reed of Bowie, Patty and Don Johnson of Fairbanks, Alaska, BillBean of Decatur and Bryan and Shirley Wasson of Bowie.
The bride was escorted by her brother, Daniel Buchanan, of Bowie. The weddinggown, made by the groom’s mother, was floor length, fashioned of bridal satinoverlayed in re-embroidered lace and accented with bead trim. The bodicefeatured leg of mutton sleeves and a square neckline. The bride’s veil ofbridal illusion fell from a halo of tiny flowers. She carried a bouquet of redroses and purple orchids, accented with green fern.
Maid of honor was Bridget Cameron of Bridgeport. Bridesmaid was Tara Townsend,the groom’s sister, of Alvord. They wore deep purple dresses with empirewaistlines and scoop necks, accented with sheer capes that flowed into bellsleeves. They carried small bouquets of red roses and purple orchids accentedwith green fern.
Best man was Bill Arrant of Decatur. Groomsman was Daniel Buchanan, brother ofthe bride, of Bowie.
A reception, given by the bride’s parents, followed the ceremony at theBotanic Gardens’ Red Bud Hall.
The bride is a 1997 Decatur High School graduate and the groom is a 1998 AlvordHigh School graduate. The couple live in Fort Worth.

Beaver - Stacey Parkinson and Clayton Beaver
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 5, 2001
Stacey Parkinson, daughter of Bill and Pam Parkinson of Crafton will marryClayton Beaver, son of Claude and Cindy Beaver of Crafton, Aug. 5, 2001, at theBowie Community Room.

Beckham - Mr. and Mrs. Royce Beckham
Fiftieth wedding anniversary March 17, 2001
Royceand Adele Beckham of Greenwood will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversaryMarch 17, 2001.
Beckham and the former Adele Alexander were married March 17, 1951, inPittsburgh, Texas.
They have four children, Donny Beckham of Irving, Kim Beckham of Tyler, RickBeckham of Mesquite and Tracey Oney of Greenwood. They also have ninegrandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He is retired from the U.S. Post Office and is a bus driver for SlidellIndependent School District.
She is a homemaker.
They are both members of the Greenwood Baptist Church.

Bond - Mrs. Michael Lynn Bond
formerly Lindsay Michelle Hunt
Marriage vows exchanged Dec. 16, 2000
LindsayMichelle Hunt, daughter of Kenneth and Lillie Hunt of Decatur and Michael LynnBond of Fort Worth, son of Howard and Barbara Bond of Wake Village, were marriedDec. 16, 2000, at First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Dr. Rusty Hedgesofficiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her father.
She wore a white satin A-line dress. The embroidered bodice was adorned withseed pearls and featured cap sleeves and a sweetheart neckline. Pearls accentedthe cathedral-length train. The tulle veil was trimmed with white satin ribbonand attached to a pearl comb. She wore her mother’s pearl drop necklace.
The bride carried a fresh bouquet of white roses and baby’s breath tied withgold trimmed illusion ribbon. Handkerchiefs belonging to the bride’sgrandmothers were tucked in the bouquet.
Matron of honor was Meradith Culpepper of Decatur, sister of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Alisa Campbell of San Antonio, Gabby Carrillo and CherylLoftis, both of Arlington and Bita Yousefi of Houston.
They wore hunter green floor-length dresses with empire waists and shortsleeves. They carried bouquets of red roses with baby’s breath tied with goldribbon.
Candlelighters were Amber Davidson of Dallas and Ashlee Davidson of Lubbock.
Best man was Howard Bond of Wake Village, father of the groom. Groomsmen wereEddie Bond of Wake Village, brother of the groom, Jason Culpepper of Decatur andDoug Bowers and David Murphy, both of Wake Village.
Ushers were Todd McGuire of Conroe and David Rosenbaum of Decatur.
Guest book attendants were Jana Rosenbaum of Decatur and Sue McGuire of Conroe.
Pianist was Karen Forbis of Decatur. Soloist was Mark Salih of Wake Village.
A reception, hosted by the bride’s parents, followed the ceremony at The Clubat Runaway Bay.
Following a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico, the couple lives in Fort Worth.
The bride is a Decatur High School graduate, a Texas A&M University graduateand is a student at the University of Houston School of Optometry.
The groom is a graduate of Southern Arkansas University and the University ofHouston School of Optometry. He is an optometrist at First Eye Care in FortWorth.

Branch - Shannon Michelle Evans and John J. Branch
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 10,2001
Shannon Michelle Evans of Fort Worth, daughter of Ron and Dorothy Evans of FortWorth, will marry John J. Branch of Decatur, son of Kenneth and Susan Branch ofArlington and the late Mercedes Branch, Nov. 10, 2001, at 6 p.m. at HandleyBaptist Church in Fort Worth. The Revs. Andy Addis of Handley Baptist Church andDaryl Crouch of Community Baptist Church in Decatur will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1993 graduate of Eastern Hills High School and graduatedmagna cum laude from Texas Wesleyan University in 1997 with a bachelors degreein psychology and business. She is employed by Dental One Incorporated.
The prospective groom is the grandson of J.R. and Flora Branch of Decatur. He isa 1989 graduate of Slidell High School and received a bachelors degree incriminal justice from East Texas State University in 1993. He is employed byFederal Express.

Branch (2) - Mrs. John J. Branch
formerly Shannon Michelle Evans, marriagevows exchanged Nov. 10, 2001
Shannon Michelle Evans of Fort Worth and John J. Branch of Decatur were marriedin a double ring ceremony Nov. 10, 2001. The Revs. Daryl Crouch and Andy Addisofficiated the ceremony at Handley Baptist Church in Fort Worth.
The bride is the daughter of Ron and Dorothy Evans of Fort Worth. The groom isthe son of Kenneth and Susan Branch of Arlington and the late Mercedes Branch.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a sheath gown with a tank style bodiceembellished with Venise lace appliqués. Her detachable train cascaded down inlayers of fine organza. Delicate rosettes graced the top of the train whichattached at the base of the scoop back. She carried a cascading bouquet of pinkstargazers, white calla lilies, stephanotis, roses and Queen Anne’s lace. Thebouquet was arranged on a white New Testament carried by the bride’s mother ather wedding.
Matron of honor was Erica Gambrell of Northport, Ala. Bridesmatrons wereCatherine Husby of Grapevine, Rachelle Gammon of Indianapolis, Ind. and PamelaPeterson of Fort Worth.
The flower girl was Madison Bodiford, daughter of Troy and Rhonda Bodiford ofFort Worth.
The ringbearer was Reilly Branch, son of Claudio and Michelle Branch ofArlington.
Best man was Claudio Branch of Arlington, brother of the groom. Groomsmen wereDaniel Wainscott of Dallas, Gerald Springer of Decatur and Randy Lewis of Boyd.
Ushers were Joe Seigler of Chico, John Spence of Houston, Dr. Joseph Mitro ofOklahoma City, Okla. and Don Daugherty of Dallas.
Guest book attendant was Candice Lindsey. Organist was Dr. Bruce McDonald.Trumpet player was Dr. Trent Evans, brother of the bride.
Soloists were Dr. David Griffin, Dr. Jonathan Powell and Matt and Lisa Atherton.
A reception was held at Handley Baptist Church. Servers were Debbie Nieman, NelGrassi, Stephenie Keeton, Dana Cauble and Kathy Riddle.
Following a wedding trip to Vail, Colo., the couple live in Fort Worth.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Texas Wesleyan University. She is employed byDental One, Inc.
The groom is a 1993 graduate of East Texas State University. He is employed byFederal Express.

Brewton - Jennifer Latta and Mark Brewton
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 11,2001
Jennifer Latta, daughter of Sam and Jan Latta of Crosbyton, will marry MarkBrewton, son of Peter Brewton of Lubbock and Maria Tobin of Phoenix, Ariz., onAug. 11, 2001 in Austin.
The bride-elect is a Texas Tech University graduate and works for DurhamTrans-portation/National Express Corp-oration.
The prospective groom graduated from Stanford University and is attending theUniversity of Texas School of Law.
Grandparents of the bride-elect are Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Latta of Lubbock andPaul and Delora Gilbreath of Runaway Bay.
Grandparents of the prospective groom are Mrs. Fred Brewton of Lometa and JuanLahens of Miami, Fla.

Brooks, Josh - Janet Ross and Josh Brooks
Marriage vows to be exchanged Jan. 5, 2002
Janet Ross of Denton and Josh Brooks of Slidell announce their engagement andapproaching marriage. The couple will marry Jan. 5, 2002, at the First UnitedMethodist Church in Turkey.
The bride-elect is a student at the University of North Texas and plans tograduate in August 2002. The future bride-groom is a graduate of Texas TechUniversity and is employed with the Texas Cooperative Extension Office in WiseCounty.

Brooks, William - Jessica Marie Cox and WilliamMarshall Brooks
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 2, 2001
JessicaMarie Cox, daughter of Kelton and Loma Cox of Paris, will marry William MarshallBrooks, son of Jerry and Barbara Brooks of Decatur, June 2, 2001, at LakewoodBaptist Church in Ponderly. The Rev. John Griswood will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from home school. She attended Oklahoma BaptistCollege and is employed by the Texas Department of Transportation.
The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Decatur High School. He attendsOklahoma Baptist College and is employed at O’Reily’s Ozark AutomotiveDistribution Center.

Brooks, William (2) - Mr. and Mrs. William MarshallBrooks
Marriage vows exchanged June 2, 2001
Jessica Marie Cox, daughter of Kelton and Loma Cox of Paris and William MarshallBrooks, son of Jerry and Barbara Brooks of Decatur, were married June 2, 2001 atLakewood Baptist church in Powderly. Rev. John Griswood officiated the doublering ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her father. She word a gown of white satin with abodice overlayed with lace and pearls.The train had cutouts of lace and pearlsand her headpiece was a halo made of rosebuds and pearls.
She carried a bouquet of fresh cut spring flowers.
Maid of honor was Stephanie Cox, sister of the bride, of Paris. Bridesmaids wereRachael Griswood and Emily Griswood both of Paris and Melissa Stastny, sister ofthe groom, of Slidell. They wore periwinkle blue floor length dresses withchiffon overlay of the skirts, satin cumberbun waists and sheer short sleeves ofchiffon and satin trim.
Best man was Jerry Brooks, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Joshua Brooks,brother of the groom, of Decatur, Adam Vermillion, cousin of the groom, ofLongview and Greg Wood of Bridgeport.
Flower girls were Sara Beth Ralston of Paris and Cassia Douglas. Abby Griswoodand Stasia Story, both of Paris were candlelighters and also served as guestbook attendants. The ringbearer was Brock Garrison of Paris. Ushers were DamienBooth of Paris, Stuart Brooks, brother of the groom, Phillip Brooks, uncle ofthe groom of Decatur and Craig Stastny, brother-in-law of the groom of Slidell.
Violinist was Sarah Griswood of Paris, pianist was Shanda Boswell of Paris andsoloist was Nancy Jackson of Paris.
A reception at the church followed the ceremony given by the brides parents.
The bride attended Oklahoma Baptist College and Institute. The groom is a seniorat Oklahoma Baptist College and Institute and is employed at O’Riely OzarkAutomotive Distribution Center.
Following a honeymoon in Branson, Mo. the couple will reside in Bethany, Okla.

Bryant - Olivia Michele Terry and Bart WilliamBryant
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 26,2001
Olivia Michele Terry, daughter of Bobby and Sherry Terry of Keller, willmarry Bart William Bryant, son of Bobby and Tonda Bryant of Boyd, May 26, 2001,at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas.
The bride-elect is a 1995 graduate of Keller High School and a 2000 graduate ofthe University of North Texas with a bachelor of arts degree in human resources.She is employed by Spherion in Dallas.
The prospective groom is employed at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas and ispursuing a career in computer science.

Bryant (2) - Mrs. Bart Bryant
formerly Olivia Terry - Marriage vowsexchanged May 26, 2001
Olivia Terry and Bart Bryant were married May 26, 2001, at the Fairmont Hotel inDallas. Following a wedding trip to Destin, Fla., the couple live in Hurst.
The bride is employed by Spherioh in Dallas. The groom is employed by theFairmont Hotel in Dallas.

Buckley - Mrs. Sean Buckley, formerly Amber Lewis
Marriage vows exchanged March 31, 2001
AmberLewis, daughter of Jack and Janine Lewis of Arlington, and Sean Buckley ofHouston, son of Susan and Glenn Buckley of Magnolia were married March 31, 2001,at the First United Methodist Church in Arlington. Dr. Scott Youngbloodofficiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the granddaughter of Leona Spain of Decatur and the late J.Z.Spain.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a beaded chantilly lace sheathdress. The empire bodice was white silk crepe with a straight neckline adornedwith crystals. The long veil was adorned with crystals and pearls and flowedinto a small sweep train.
She carried a bouquet of white and bright yellow spring flowers.
Matrons of honor were Becka Madonna of Seattle, Wash and Samantha Lollar ofCoppell. Bridesmatrons were Shelly Lewis-Stanfield of Seward, Alaska, JamiBourdo of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Amber Clowe of Dallas. Bridesmaids were ErinWelch of Dallas and Tonya Buckley, sister of the groom, of Magnolia.
They wore deep purple satin dresses with lavender sashes that tied in the backand trailed on the floor.
The best man was Mac McLean of Tuscaloosa, Ala. Groomsmen were ChristopherVasallo of Austin, Lance Lewis, brother of the bride, of Dallas, NicholasBrunick of Austin, Aries Lollaro of Coppell, Duncan Clowe of Dallas and ScottBourdo of Scottsdale.
Usher was Alberto Santos III of Dallas. Liturgist was Angela Williams of Euless.
Guest book attendants were Stacy Lutz of Irving and Judy Frye of Dallas.
Organist was John Williams of Arlington. Soloists were Andy and Cindy Pickens ofArlington.
Following the ceremony, a reception, hosted by the bride’s parents, was heldat Mira Vista Country Club with music provided by The Project.
Following a wedding trip to Hawaii, the couple live in Houston.
The bride graduated magna cum laude from Baylor University in 1997. She is selfemployed.
The groom graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in Englishfrom Auburn University in 1997. He received his J.D. from the University ofTexas School of Law. He is a partner with the firm of Hahern, O’Neil andBuckley.

Bullard- Katie Marie Jackson and Michael James Bullard
Marriage vows to beexchanged June 2, 2001
Katie Marie Jackson of Paradise, daughter of Gary and Cindy Jackson, both ofParadise and Michael James Bullard of Boyd, son of Gary and Linda Kennedy ofBoyd will exchange wedding vows June 2, 2001, at Liberty Baptist Church ofKennedale.
The bride-elect will graduate from Paradise High School this year and plans toattend a junior college in the fall.
The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Boyd High School and is pursuing acareer in the Army.

Callinan - Mr. and Mrs. Andrew John Callinan
Marriage vows exchanged June 30, 2001
Amanda Ann Florian of Austin and Andrew John Callinan of Austin were marriedJune 30, 2001, in a backyard ceremony at the home of the groom’s parents inWhittier, Calif. The Rev. Richard Crain officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of James and Sally Florian of Decatur. The groom isthe son of Gavin and Mary Callinan of Whittier.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a Lillie Rubin gown. She carried abouquet of white avalanche roses.
Bridesmaids were Melinda Florian, sister of the bride, of San Antonio andKathryn Sellars, cousin of the bride, of San Diego, Calif. They wore red, floralAnn Taylor slip dresses and carried small bouquets of white avalanche roses.
Groomsmen were Greg Callinan and Tom Callinan, brothers of the groom ofWhittier.
The usher was Jason Florian of Waco, brother of the bride.
An outdoor reception was held at the groom’s parents home.
Following a wedding trip to Laguna Beach, Calif., the couple live in Austin.
The bride received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University in 1996 anda Master of Arts degree from Northern Arizona University in 1999. She is aresearch analyst at Seton Healthcare Network.
The groom received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University ofCalifornia at San Diego in 1992. He is an accountant at SJI.

Carpenter - Nancy Jane Rolandson and George KendallCarpenter
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 10, 2001
NancyJane Rolandson and George Kendall Carpenter, both of Rhome will be united in adouble ring ceremony March 10, 2001, at Abbercromby Penthouse Suites in Decatur.
The bride is the daughter of Rita Hestand of Wylie and Marion Duckworth ofGarland. The groom is the son of Carol Carpenter of Lewisville and EddieCarpenter of Pollock, La.
The bride is a 1988 graduate of North Garland High School and is employed byTelecheck.
The groom is a 1989 graduate of Weatherford High School and is employed withAllstate Insurance.

Carpenter (2) - Mr. and Mrs. George KendallCarpenter
Marriage vows exchanged March 10, 2001
NancyJane Rolandson of Rhome, daughter of Rita Hestand of Wylie and Marion Duckworthof Garland, and George Kendall Carpenter of Rhome, son of Carol Carpenter ofLewisville and Eddie Carpenter of Pollock, La., were married March 10, 2001, atAbbercromby Penthouse Suites in Decatur.
The bride wore a dress by Donna Karen with champagne satin bodice, embroideredwith sequins and beads and a full-length A-line skirt.
She carried a dozen red roses.
Liz Dillard of Wylie was her sister’s bridesmatron. Bridesmaid was AmandaRolandson of Rhome, daughter of the bride.
Best man was Brad Butler of Sunset. Groomsmen were Rusty Rolandson of Rhome, sonof the bride and Wesley Carpenter Princeton, son of the groom.
Following a wedding trip to Shreveport, La., the couple lives in Rhome.
The bride is a 1988 graduate of North Garland High School. She is employed atTelecheck.
The groom is a 1989 graduate of Weatherford High School. He is employed byAllstate Insurance.

Carroll - Deniece Ann Mitchum and James BradlyCarroll
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 25,2001
Deniece Ann Mitchum of Chico, daughter of the late Vernon and Edna Sneed, willmarry James Bradly Carroll of Chico, son of Orville Maggard of Chico andPatricia Carroll of Ohio, Aug. 25, 2001, at Crafton Baptist Church. Bill Grishamwill officiate. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and is a homemaker. Theprospective groom is a graduate of Beaver Local High School in Lisbon, Ohio andworks for Trinity Care Center.

Cartwright - Sara Ann Deffenbaugh and Robert BlairCartwright
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 28,2001
Sara Ann Deffenbaugh, daughter of Danny Deffenbaugh and Lou Blackwell of SanAntonio, and Robert Blair Cartwright, son of Joe Cartwright of Boyd and JanFuqua of Decatur will be married July 28, 2001, at St. Peters Prince of theApostles Catholic Church in San Antonio.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of John Marshall High School in San Antonioand received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance fromTexas Tech University. She is a financial service representative at FidelityInvestments of Las Colinas. The prospective groom is a 1994 graduate of BoydHigh School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise SportsScience at Texas Tech University. He is an account marketer for HPS Inc. ofSouthlake, a physician recruiting firm.

Cate - William and Melba Cate
55th wedding anniversary April 14, 2001
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Cate of Newark celebrated their 55th weddinganniversary April 14, 2001. Family and friends joined them at William’s SteakHouse in Fort Worth to celebrate the occasion.
He is a retired Fort Worth firefighter.
She is retired from Continental State Bank in Boyd.
They have three children, Saretta Rowland of Haltom City, Ed Cate of Boyd andGarry Cate of Newark. They also have eight grandchildren and threegreat-grandchildren.

Chambers - Jennifer Lynn Peck and Jacob Charles‘Trey’ Chambers
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 10,2001
Jennifer Lynn Peck of Chico, daughter of Lester and Sandy Klindera of Chico andCraig and Pam Peck of Duncan, Okla., will marry Jacob Charles “Trey”Chambers of Alvord, son of Michael and Jalinda Ruiz of Fort Worth and CharlesChambers of Bridgeport, on Nov. 10, 2001, at the Decatur Civic Center. LynnParkhurst, cousin of the bride, will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Chico High School.
The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Alvord High School, and is employedat Peterbilt Motors in Denton.

Chapman - Ashley Michelle Christian and Chase RyanChapman
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 1,2001
Ashley Michelle Christian, daughter of Joey and Melonie Christian ofDecatur, will marry Chase Ryan Chapman, son of Donald and Shrea Chapman ofDecatur, June 1, 2001, at Decatur First Baptist Church. Marcus Brecheen of theCentral Fellowship Church will officiate.
The bride-elect is a student at the University of North Texas.
The prospective groom is a student at Richland Junior College of Dallas.

Chapman (2) - Mrs. Chase Ryan Chapman
formerly Ashley Michelle Christian -Marriage vows exchanged June 1, 2001
Ashley Michelle Christian, daughter of Joey and Melonie Christian of Decatur andChase Ryan Chapman, son of Donald and Shrea Chapman of Decatur were married June1, 2001, at First Baptist Church in Decatur. Marcus Brecheen officiated thedouble ring ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her father . She wore a strapless matte satin organzaJacquelin bridal gown which had a Venice lace bodice beaded with pearls andsequins. The skirt was appliquéd with Venice lace and pearls flowing into along train in back finished off with a satin border around the edges. Her solidpearl and sequin headband was connected to an elbow length veil, accented withrandomly placed pearls.
She carried a cascading bouquet of white roses, white dendrobium orchids, casablanca lilies, stephanotis, Italian ruscus, porcelina roses and tree fernaccented with pearls.
Maid of honor was Chelsey Christian of Decatur, sister of the bride. Bridesmaidswere Alison Taylor of Houston, Courtney Potts of Denton and Shelby Owens andLana Fennell, both of Decatur.
The bride’s attendants wore iridescent pink strapless silk shantung gownsgathered across the bodice and accented with a rosette pin at the top. Thefitted skirts were accented by a slight off-centered train trailing on the leftside. They carried cascading bouquets of hot pink Gerber daisies, tropicalAmazon orange roses, hot pink roses, Italian ruscus, stargazer lilies, pinkcarnations and calycina heather.
Best man was Kory Chapman of Decatur, brother of the groom. Groomsmen wereJeremy Davis, Jimmy Walker, Andy Mattison and Brian Christian, brother of thebride, all of Decatur.
The flower girl was Caroline Lowery of Decatur, cousin of the bride. She wore anorganza pink and white tea length dress adorned with a white sash at the back.The ring bearer was Tyler Story of Decatur. Ushers were Colby Williams, cousinof the bride, Mark Ary, Jake Williamson, Chris Mattison, cousin of the bride andJohn co*ker, all of Decatur.
Guest book attendants were Brittaney Potts of Paradise and Kristen Williams ofDecatur. The organist was John Elliot of Decatur and the soloist was CrystalO’Shields of Decatur.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at the church.Serving were Amanda Meador of Decatur and Tiana Smith of Alvord.
The bride is a senior at the University of North Texas, majoring in restaurantand hotel management and is employed at Messenger’s Hallmark in Decatur.
The groom is a sophom*ore at Richland College in Dallas. He is employed withTom’s Pool Service.
Following a week-long honeymoon to Cozumel, Mexico the couple live in Decatur.

Christian - Julie Ann Tackel and William CodyChristian
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 17,2001
Julie Ann Tackel, daughter of Keith and Debra Tackel of Decatur will marryWilliam Cody Christian, son of Greg and Jayme Christian of Decatur Aug. 17,2001, in Nassau, Bahamas.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed byFossil as a product coordinator for DKNY watches in Dallas.
The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School and is employedby Sprint as a technician in Krum.

Christian (2) - Mr. and Mrs. William Cody Christian
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 17, 2001
Julie Ann Tackel of Decatur, daughter of Keith and Debra Tackel of Decatur andWilliam Cody Christian of Decatur, son of Greg and Jayme Christian of Decatur,were married Aug. 17, 2001, in Nassau, Bahamas.
The bride was escorted by her father.
Following their wedding trip to Nassau, the couple live in Slidell.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2001 graduate of WadeCollege. She is employed by Fossil.
The groom is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed by Sprint.

Clay - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Clay
Bride formerly Judy Watson
Marriage vows exchanged Jan. 16, 2001
JudyWatson and Paul Clay, both of Lancaster, Calif. were united in marriage on Jan.16, 2001. The Rev. Van Gardner of Grace Baptist Church officiated the ceremonyat the groom’s parents home.
Parents of the groom are Guy and Florene Rowe of Decatur.

Coale - Mr. and Mrs. Trey Coale
25th wedding anniversary June 18, 2001
Trey and Sandra Coale of Decatur will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversaryJune 18. They were married June 18, 1976. Coale and the former Sandra Turnerhave three children, Mikel Coale and Alyssa Coale, both of Decatur and CassieCoale of Abilene.
He is a field sales manager. She is a homemaker and a member of the PTO.
They are both members of the First United Methodist Church.

Coffman - Meredith Meyers and Jody Coffman
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 22,2001
Meredith Meyers, daughter of Fred and Cindy Meyers of Bridgeport, and JodyCoffman, son of Susan Perkins of Evant and Rick Coffman of Flora Vista, N.M.,will be married Sept. 22, 2001, at the First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect is a 1998 Bridgeport High School graduate currently majoring ininterdisciplinary studies at Tarleton State University. She has been a TSUcheerleader for three years and is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, an educationhonor society.
The prospective groom is a 1998 Evant High School graduate currently majoring inbusiness management at Tarleton State University.
Grandparents of the bride-elect are Howard and Martha Meyers and Norris andJoyce Cheves, all of Bridgeport. Grandparents of the prospective groom areTommie Carswell and the late John Carswell of Granbury and Bud and Katy Coffmanof Mineral Wells.

Coffman (2) - Mrs. Jody Boone Coffman
formerly Meredith Devawn Meyers Marriagevows exchanged Sept. 22, 2001
Meredith Devawn Meyers of Bridgeport and Jody Boone Coffman of Evant weremarried Sept. 22, 2001, at the First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport. The Rev.Jim Barker III officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Fred and Cindy Meyers of Bridgeport. The groom isthe son of Susan and Tim Perkins of Evant and Mr. and Mrs. Rick Coffman of FloraVista, N.M.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless, matte satin gown with aVenise lace beaded bodice and bordered chapel-length train. Her headpiece was asilver and pearl tiara accented with pearls and a cathedral length veil. Shecarried a bouquet of white and pink roses tied with white tulle and white satinand organza ribbon.
Maid of honor was Kelli Dempsey of Glen Rose.
Bridesmaids were Kristi Beyer of Porter, Sunni Roppalo of Arlington, cousin ofthe bride and Ashley Coffman of Evant, sister of the groom. Junior bridesmaidswere Claire Norton of Amarillo, cousin of the bride and Audray Coffman of Evant,sister of the groom. The bridesmaids wore deep purple, full length, princessline, satin dresses with an organza overlay and carried bouquets of pink roses,delphinium and purple, white and pink lisianthus hand tied with silver ribbon.The junior bridesmaids wore lilac, satin, princess line, full-length dresses andcarried lavender roses hand-tied with silver ribbon.
Flower girls were Alexandria and Adrianna Duncan, cousins of the groom. They arethe daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Duncan of Cresson.
Candlelighters were Melanie Colbert and Shelly Tackel, both of Bridgeport.
Ringbearer was Clayton Gill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Martin of Stephenville.
Best man was Keith Martin of Evant. Groomsmen were John Patrick Carswell, cousinof the groom, Jesse Jones and Kevin Smith, all of Evant.
Ushers were Justin Sloan of Evant, Rodney McCarn of Bowie and Joshua Carswell ofEvant, cousin of the groom.
Guest book attendant was Samantha Landers of Bridgeport.
Organist was Karen McGraw of Bridgeport. Soloist was Alisha Thornal ofStephenville.
A reception, given by the bride’s parents, was held at The Club at RunawayBay. Servers were Christin and Lauren Scroggins of Fort Worth and Kristy Meyersof Bridgeport, all cousins of the bride and Amanda Carswell of Evant, cousin ofthe groom. The couple live in Stephenville.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of Bridgeport High School and will graduate fromTarleton in May 2002. She is a full-time student and is employed at Just Tan It.The groom is a 1998 graduate of Evant High School and will graduate fromTarleton in May 2002. He is a full-time student and is employed at PulidosRestaurant.

Contreras - Mr. and Mrs. Armando Contreras Jr.
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 29, 2001
Edith Rodriguez and Armando Contreras Jr., both of Decatur were married Sept.29, 2001, at Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. Deacon Art Casias officiatedthe double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jesus and Rosario Rodriguez of Decatur. The groomis the son of Armando Contreras and Lucy Rocha of Abilene.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white, strapless gown accented withflowers and tulle. The bodice was embellished with seed beads. Her headpiece wasa silver princess-cut crown with a small veil. She carried a silk bouquet oflilac and white roses.
Maid of honor was Cinthya Moreno, cousin of the bride. Bridesmaids were KarinaMoreno and Lorena Perez, both cousins of the bride of Mexico and Brenda Riveraand Dariela Rodriguez, both cousins of the bride from Bridgeport. They wore silklilac dresses.
The flower girl was Adriana Lawdermilk, daughter of Gina Lawdermilk of Bowie.
Best man was Jorge Alarcon of Decatur. Groomsmen were Bonifacio Perez, cousin ofthe bride, of Mexico, Adolfo Rodriguez Jr., cousin of the bride, of Bridgeport,Rene Rodriguez of Decatur, brother of the bride and Victor Garcia of Bridgeport.
A reception was held at El Ranchito in Decatur.
Following a wedding trip to Shreveport, La., the couple live in Decatur.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School and attended North CentralTexas College. She is a receptionist at Wise County Medical Center.
The groom is a 1996 graduate of Albany High School. He is a technician atWise/Chem Safe Pest Control.

Cornell - Mr. and Mrs. Cody Myles Cornell
Marriage vows exchanged Feb. 10, 2001
Kallie June Simmons, daughter of Cary and Janet Simmons of Alvord and Cody MylesCornell, son of Keith and Sandra Cornell of Decatur were married Feb. 10, 2001.The Rev. Gordon Nelson officiated the double ring ceremony at the StockyardsWedding Chapel in Fort Worth.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a white satin wedding gown with awaist-length veil adorned with pearls. She wore a cameo broach that belonged toher great-great-grandmother. She carried a bouquet of red roses.
Matron of honor was Kaysi Hamilton of Alvord, sister of the bride. She wore ared satin dress and carried white roses.
The flower girls were Blaine and Bailey Hamilton, daughters of Kaysi and RandyHamilton of Alvord.
Candlelighters were Janet Simmons and Sandra Cornell, the bride and groom’smothers.
Best man was Steven Oates of Decatur.
Ushers were Adam Simmons of Alvord, the bride’s brother and Brody Brown ofDecatur, cousin of the groom.
Guest book attendant was Amber Cornell, sister of the groom.
A reception, hosted by the bride and groom’s parents was held at theBluebonnet Banquet Room on Rodeo Plaza in the Stockyards following the ceremony.
Servers were Kristin Cooper, Angie Vaughn, Amy Lowe and Misty and Mandy Hoke.
The couple live in Alvord.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Alvord High School. She is attending TexasWoman’s University and is a power tumbling coach with Lone Star Flip andCheer, Inc.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of Decatur High School. He is a sales manager forInternational Strand and Steel.

Critz - Mrs. John Martin Critz IV
formerly Courtney Layne Scroggins Marriagevows exchanged Aug. 18, 2001
Courtney Layne Scroggins of Rhome and John Martin Critz IV of Fort Worth weremarried Aug. 18, 2001, at Richland Hills Church of Christ. Randall Scroggins andMartin Critz officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Randall and Jackie Scroggins of Rhome. She is thegranddaughter of Johnny and Eloise Vinson of Rhome and E.G. and Beryl Scrogginsof Bridgeport. The groom is the son of Martin and Sandra Critz of Fort Worth. Heis the grandson of Virgil and Jackie Hudson and Jane and the late John Critz ofLittle Rock, Ark.
Given in marraige by her father, the bride wore a white silk wedding gown.
Maid of honor was Carissa Scroggins. Bridesmaids were Caitlin Scroggins, JamieCritz, Brittany Hall, Rebekah Brandon, Katelyn Silva, Jennifer Steele, CamileSears, Sarah Carroll and Ashfield Duke.
Flowergirls were the bride’s cousins, Brittany and Brianna Vinson.
Best man was Jordan Critz. Groomsmen were Reese Wilhite, Kyle Scroggins, CameronScroggins, Christopher Scroggins, Austen Hudson, Scott Sammons, David Sears,Chad Vermillion and Josh Irving.
Music was provided by Loren Laing, violinist and Karyn Laing, pianist. Vocalistswere Brittany Hall, Martin Critz, Jordan Critz and Ashfield Duke.
A reception followed at Richland Hills Church of Christ. A rehearsal dinner washosted by the groom’s parents at The Macaroni Grill.
The bride was educated at home through the Advanced Training Institute ofAmerica. Her education has included courses in Dallas and Oklahoma City and sheis a certified character coach with Character First! Education. The groom wasalso educated at home through the Advanced Training Institute of America andspecialized in computer science. His skills and training include many webdevelopment languages. He is a web developer with the tools and technologiesdepartment of Accenture in Dallas.
Following a wedding cruise to the Virgin Islands, the couple live in Hurst.

Cunnius - Amy Michae McCrary and Ryan Lee Cunnius
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 2, 2001
AmyMichae McCrary, daughter of Steven and Tammy McCrary of Decatur, will marry RyanLee Cunnius, son of Tommy and Kathy Cunnius of Decatur, June 2, 2001, at theFundamental Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Charles Taylor will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School. She is employed atthe First National Bank of Texas.
The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Decatur High School. He willgraduate from North Central Texas College in Gainesville in May of 2001, with adegree in farm and ranch management.

Cunnius (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Lee Cunnius
Marriage vows exchanged June 2, 2001
Amy Michae McCrary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve McCrary of Decatur, marriedRyan Lee Cunnius, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Cunnius of Decatur, June 2, 2001, atFundamental Baptist Church in Decatur. The Rev. Charles Taylor officiated.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a candlelight satin gown with pearlbeading on the neckline and hem. A pearl tiara crowned her veil. She carried abouquet of pink and white roses.
Maid of honor was Eleisha McCrary, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids wereMichelle Weatherly and Nikki McCrary, cousins of the bride. The bride’sattendants wore black beaded dresses with a halter-style back. They carriedsingle pink roses.
Best man was Brent Kelton, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Brandon Kelton,brother of the groom, and Chas Hoke of Decatur.
Ushers were Cody McCrary, brother of the bride, and Justin Culpepper of Boyd.
Flower girls were Riley Kelton, niece of the groom, and Macie Weatherly, cousinof the bride. They wore floral tea length dresses with white rose headpieces.Ringbearer was Adam Weatherly, cousin of the bride.
Music was provided by Kerry Clower, Larry Clark and Brant Carpenter. CaitlynHodges, cousin of the bride, registered guests.
A reception hosted by the bride’s parents followed the ceremony in theFellowship Hall. A rehearsal dinner hosted by the groom’s parents was at KBob’s Steakhouse in Decatur.
Following a wedding trip to Montana, the couple live in Decatur.

Davis - Susan Jo Roberts and Carey Don Davis
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 16,2001
Susan Jo Roberts, daughter of James ‘Bimbo’ and Melba Roberts, willmarry Carey Don Davis, grandson of B.F. and Joyce Nall of Paradise, on June 16,2001.
Verner Hayhurst will officiate the ceremony at the Oak Grove United MethodistChurch.
The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Decatur High School. She is employed byDairy Queen in Bridgeport.
The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of Paradise High School. He is employedby TTX in Fort Worth.

DeStratis - Mr. and Mrs. George Francis DeStratis
Marriage vows exchanged Feb. 14, 2001
HeatherDeLynn Graham of Bridgeport and George Francis DeStratis of Fort Worth wereunited in marriage on Feb. 14, 2001, by Justice of the Peace Barbara Ferrell atthe Tarrant County Courthouse. Close friends and family were present.
The bride is the daughter of Jim and Jan Graham of Bridgeport. The groom is theson of Joseph DeStratis and the late Shirley DeStratis of Rochdale, Mass.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of Chris and CarmenDelaney in North Richland Hills.
The bride is completing her degree in social work at the University of NorthTexas and is employed by MHMR in Fort Worth. The groom is the owner and operatorof Spa-Tex.
Following a trip to Boston, Mass., the couple will live in Fort Worth.

Dodson - Mr. and Mrs. DavidDodson
Marriage vows exchanged March24, 2001
Marilou Rabara and David Dodson were married March 24, 2001, at the Holiday Innin Bedford. The Rev. Herman Martin officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Plicio Rito and Zenaida Rabara of the Philippines.She is a 1984 graduate of Alaminos National High School and a 1990 graduate ofLyceum Northwestern University with a degree in medical technology. She isemployed at Quest Diagnostics of Irving.
The groom is the son of Joe Richard and Brenda Dodson of Rhome. He is a 1989graduate of Irving High School. He attended Northlake Community College. He is afacilities technician for PharChem of Fort Worth.
The maid of honor was Julie Tecson, cousin of the bride of Hurst.
Best man was Richard Mares of Irving.
Ushers were Cherry Carino and Felna Magpayo, both of Houston.
Flower girls were Jamille and Jeanine Sori Santos of Hurst. Ringbearer wasTaylor Butcher, nephew of the groom of Granbury.
The bride wore a sleeveless ivory wedding gown with a scoop neckline adornedwith bows down the back and the flowing train. The empire bodice was trimmedwith sequins and seed pearls. She wore a tiara with a long two tiered fingertipillusion veil beaded with seed pears. She carried a waterfall cascade of ivoryroses and lilies accented with greenery and English ivy.
A catered dinner reception and dance followed the ceremony.
Special guests were Elizabeth Ravovan, aunt of the bride of Florida and Sammyand Ester Jewangul, uncle and aunt of the bride of Houston.
Following a wedding trip to Disneyland, the couple live in Hurst.

Downe - Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Cowan Downe
Marriage vows exchanged March 23, 2001
JacquelineChemerys of Fort Worth, daughter of Fred Chemerys of Fort Worth and CarmenDesroehers of Montreal, Canada and Samuel Cowan Downe of Decatur, son of Arthurand Darlene Downe of Decatur were united in marriage March 23, 2001, in LasVegas.
Following a wedding trip to Las Vegas, the couple will live in Fort Worth.
The bride is a 1993 graduate of a Montreal High School and is the manager of ashoe department in Dillards.
The groom is a 1993 graduate of Decatur High School and is attending North TexasUniversity. He is employed at Nationrent.

Downey - Katherine Amanda ‘Katie’Zoerkendoerfer and Michael Joshua Downey
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 5, 2001
Katherine Amanda “Katie” Zoerkendoerfer, daughter of Anne Wright ofBridgeport and Rolf Zoerkendoerfer of Bridgeport and Michael Joshua Downey, sonof Daryl and Tammy Dutrow of Waldorf, Md., were married Aug. 5, 2001.
The Rev. Gary Demmitt of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport officiatedthe double ring ceremony at the home of the bride’s mother in Bridgeport.
A reception followed the wedding in the home.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Cates Accelerated High School in Decatur. She isa water treatment specialist for the U.S. Army. She is stationed in Germany.
The groom attended McDonough High School in Pomphret, Md. He is a petroleumspecialist for the U.S. Army, completing training at Ft. Leonardwood, Mo.

Doyle - Mr. and Mrs. Louis Doyle
50th wedding anniversary April 23, 2001
Louis and Louise Doyle of Decatur celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversarywith a reception, hosted by their children, at the Scott Hall of Rosen HeightsBaptist Church in Fort Worth April 22, 2001.
Doyle and the former Louise Womack were married April 23, 1951, at Rosen HeightsBaptist Church in Fort Worth.
They have three children, Pamela and her husband Tom Marsh of Iowa Falls, Iowa,Mickey and his wife Leigh Ann Doyle of Decatur and Rick and his wife BelindaDoyle of Abilene.
They also have seven grandchildren.
He was a Manufacturing engineer for Bell Textron, is a member of the FirstBaptist Church in Decatur and is a Wise Regional Health Systems Auxiliaryvolunteer.
She was a teacher/administrator for the Fort Worth Independent School District,and is a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur and a Wise RegionalHealth Systems Auxiliary volunteer. She is also a member of the Retired TeachersAssociation and Delta Kappa Gamma.

Duncan, David - Christina Minjarez and David Duncan
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 20,2001
Christina Minjarez, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Maxey of Wichita Falls, andDavid Duncan, son of David and Sharon Duncan of Bridgeport, will be married Oct.20, 2001, at the Faith Baptist Church in Wichita Falls.

Duncan, David (2) - Mr. and Mrs. David Duncan Jr.
Marriage vows exchanged Oct. 20, 2001
Christina Minjarez and David Duncan Jr. were married Oct. 20, 2001, at FaithBaptist Church. Dr. Scott Willingham officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Rick and Melinda Maxey of Wichita Falls. The groomis the son of David and Sharon Duncan of Bridgeport.
Elizabeth Minjarez, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids wereCourtney Maxey, sister of the bride, Micki Moreno and Melissa Haas.
Jason Shear was the best man. Groomsmen were Ray Denham, Matt Allen and MikeHughes.
Ushers were Kevin Campbell and Rick Maxey Jr., brother of the bride. Flower girlwas Brianna Campbell.
The bride’s parents hosted a reception at the Radisson Hotel in Wichita Falls.The groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Dyer’s Bar-B-Que.
The bride attended Wichita Falls High School. She is employed by North TexasState Hospital, Wichita Falls Campus.
The groom is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and Midwestern StateUniversity. He is employed by Howmet Corp.
The couple live in Wichita Falls.

Duncan, Paul - Angela Beth Hannabas and Joseph PaulDuncan
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 14, 2001
AngelaBeth Hannabas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Hannabas of Lufkin will marry JosephPaul Duncan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Duncan of Bridgeport, July 14, 2001, atDenman Avenue Baptist Church in Lufkin. The Rev. Kevin Roy will officiate theceremony.
The bride-elect will earn a bachelor of business administration in marketingfrom Texas A&M University in July of 2001. She works as a staff assistantfor the honors program office at Texas A&M. She is a member of the AmericanMarketing Association and the Association of Baptist Students.
The prospective groom will graduate from Hardin Simmons University with abachelor of behavioral science in psychology in May 2001. He is a member of PsiChi, Gamma Beta Phi and Alpha Chi. After graduation, he plans to attend SouthernBaptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

Duncan, Paul (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Duncan
Marriage vows exchanged July 14, 2001
Angela Beth Hannabas of Lufkin and Paul Duncan of Bridgeport were married July14, 2001, at Denman Avenue Baptist Church on Lufkin. The Rev. Kevin Royofficiated.
The bride is the daughter of Don and Linley Hannabas of Lufkin and Joey andNaomi Duncan of Bridgeport. She is the granddaughter of Patsy Hannabas ofLubbock.
The groom is the grandson of Edgar and Mabel Duncan of Hamlin.
Maid of honor was Melissa Hannabas, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids wereRebecca Hannabas and Jessica Rolf, both sisters of the bride, Paige Rush, BethJohnson and Michelle Lively.
Flower girl was Mallorie Chambers.
Best man was Mark Barefield. Groomsmen were Brandon Jones, Patrick Berg, T.J.Poynor, Jonathan Smith and Joe Salinas.
Ushers were Jonathan Cox, Chris Hamilton, Jeremy Johnston and Shiloh Shannon.
Ringbearer was Zach Caldwell.
Organist was Tana Roy. Pianists were John Rolf and Tanna Roy. Soloists were Johnand Jessica Rolf and Karla Weaver.
A reception, hosted by the bride’s parents, was held at the church. Hostesseswere Leslie Kenley and Gail Overby. House party members were Adrienne Aguirre,Allison James, Casey Jones, Missy Jones, Anna Kenley, Kaela Kenley, LauraKenley, Bethany Nash, Erinn Overby, Kim Reasoner, Brittany Roy, KatieTankersley, Dayna Zbylot, Brandon Norman, Ryan Reynolds and Melinda Alexander.
A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents at Lufkin Barbeque.
Following a wedding trip to Negril, Jamaica, the couple lives in Louisville, Ky.
The bride is a graduate of Texas A&M University and is employed by FifthThird Bank in Louisville.
The groom is a graduate of Hardin Simmons University and is a graduate studentat Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.

Duty - Lisa D’Ann Harwell and Bobby Joe Duty III
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 13,2001
Lisa D’Ann Harwell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Harwell of Greenwood, willmarry Bobby Joe Duty III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Duty, Jr. of Greenwood, Oct.13, 2001, at Krugerville Baptist Church.
The bride-elect is a teacher at Amy’s Angels in Sanger.
The prospective-groom is employed by Duty’s Dirt in Decatur.

Easley - Angie Page and Chad Easley
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 10,2001
Angie Page of Kennedale, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Page will marry ChadEasley of Chico, son of Joyce Easley of Chico and the late Marion C. Easley,Nov. 10, 2001, at Bethel Assembly of God Church in Arlington.

Emery- Stephanie Jean Olson and Brock Nicklaus Emery
Marriage vows to beexchanged June 9, 2001
Stephanie Jean Olson, daughter of Stephen and Debra Olson of Minden, Neb. willmarry Senior Airman Brock Nicklaus Emery, son of Bob and Kim Emery of Decatur,on June 9, 2001, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hildreth, Neb. The Rev. KimStover will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Minden High School and is a senior at theUniversity of Nebraska at Lincoln majoring in elementary education with aconcentration in special education.
The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Minden High School and is a groundradar systems journeyman in the United States Air Force, based at Vance AirForce Base, Enid, Okla.

Ferguson - Keelie Suzanne Gage and Justin LorenFerguson
Marriage vows to be exchanged Dec. 15,2001
Keelie Suzanne Gage and Justin Loren Ferguson, both of Gunter, will be marriedDec. 15, 2001, in the First Baptist Church in Gunter.
The Rev. John Rasberry, the bride’s grandfather, and the Rev. Scott Jordanwill officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is the daughter of David and Mary Gage of Gunter.
She is the granddaughter of Billy and Helen Gage of Decatur and John and FayRasberry of Sanger.
The prospective groom is the son of Rick and Diana Ferguson of Gunter.
He is the grandson of Loren and Edna Ferguson of Van Alstyne and Bennie and thelate Kennith Scroggins of Gunter.
The bride-elect is majoring in art education at the University of North Texas.
The prospective groom will graduate in May from the University of North Texaswith a degree in finance.

Fernihough - Breanne Gayle Lipsey and WilliamRichard ‘Trey’ Fernihough III
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 14,2001
Breanne Gayle Lipsey will marry William Richard ‘Trey’ Fernihough III, July14, 2001, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur. The Revs. Lee Roy Jackson andLouis Horton will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect is the daughter of David Sims and Sharon Sims of Decatur. She isthe granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garland Lipsey Jr. of Decatur and thegreat-granddaughter of Garland Lipsey of Decatur.
The prospective groom is the son of William Jr. and Cynthia Fernihough ofDecatur. He is the grandson of Cdr. and Mrs. Rex A. Gage of Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School and will graduate fromthe University of North Texas in December with a bachelor of science degree inrehabilitation studies. She is employed by Fit-N-Wise Rehabilitation Center inDecatur.
The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Decatur High School. He is employedby Chalet of Jewelry in Decatur and owns Chalet of Jewelry Trophy Works.

Fernihough (2) - Breanne Gayle Lipsey and WilliamRichard ‘Trey’ Fernihough III
Marriage vows exchanged July 14, 2001
Breanne Gayle Lipsey, daughter of David and Sharon Sims of Decatur and WilliamRichard “Trey” Fernihough III, son of William Jr. and Cynthia Fernihough ofDecatur, were married July 14, 2001.
The Revs. Lee Roy Jackson and Louis Horton officiated the double ring ceremonyat Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur.
Escorted by her parents, the bride wore an Oleg Cassini gown in satin, withshort cap sleeves, a fully beaded A-line skirt and a scoop neckline. The gownhad elaborate hand beaded lace detailing the entire dress and the chapel lengthtrain. The headpiece, a silk illusion, fingertip length bunwrap matched the laceand beading of the dress.
She carried pink and burgundy roses.
Maid of honor was Michelle Haynes of Decatur. Bridesmaids were Lauren Harding ofBenchley, cousin of the bride and Kim Robinson of Chico. Bridesmatron was SummerFernihough of Southlake. They wore floor-length burgundy satin, sleeveless gownswith a back bow cutout. Their flowers were a smaller version of the bride’sbouquet, accented with creme roses.
Candlelighters were Gerald Haynes of Decatur, cousin of the bride and DanielFernihough of Southlake, cousin of the groom.
The best man was Chris Fernihough of Decatur, brother of the groom. Groomsmenwere Chas Hoke of Decatur, Matt Dyer of Bawtry, England and Russell Sims ofDecatur, brother of the bride.
Ushers were Michael Fernihough of Colorado, David and Drew Fernihough ofLubbock, all cousins of the groom.
Guest book attendant was Misty Gober of Bridgeport. Organist was Barbara Brooksof Decatur. Pianist was Annette Riley of Decatur. Soloists were Debbie Russelland Daniel Dickerson, both of Decatur.
Following the ceremony a reception given by Sherri Harding and Laurie Lipsey,aunts of the bride was held at the Decatur Civic Center.
Servers were Beverly Robinson of Chico, Anita Abbott of Decatur and KayWhitehorn of Benchley.
After a wedding trip to Estes Park, Colo., the couple live in Decatur.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School. She is majoring in rehabstudies at the University of North Texas and is employed by Fit-N-WiseRehabilitation Center in Decatur.
The groom is a 1996 graduate of Decatur High School. He is employed by Chaletand Jewelry Trophy Works.

Fisher - Cori Renee Slimp and Matthew Kevin Fisher
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 8,2001
Cori Renee Slimp, daughter of Nathan and Robin Russell of Springtown and Johnnyand Monica Slimp of Decatur, will marry Matthew Kevin Fisher, son of Ronny andMonette Fisher of Springtown, Sept. 8, 2001. Bill Lewis will officiate theceremony at the White House in Springtown.
The bride-elect is a student at Springtown High School.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Idalou High School. He is on theSpringtown Fire Department.

Fisher (2) - Mrs. Matthew Kevin Fisher
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 8, 2001
Cori Renee Slimp of Springtown, daughter of Robin and Nathan Russell ofSpringtown and Johnny and Monica Slimp of Decatur, and Matthew Kevin Fisher ofSpringtown, son of Ronny and Monette Fisher of Springtown, were married Sept. 8,2001. The Rev. Bill Hughes officiated the double ring ceremony at The WhiteHouse in Springtown.
The bride was escorted by her father and her step-father. She wore a whiteBattenburg lace, pearl and sequin dress with open lace and sequin short sleeves,a V-neck and a scooped back adorned with a cathedral length appliquéd train.Her headpiece, made by her step-mother, was a pearl beaded headband with anelbow-length double layered chiffon veil with pearls and sequins. She carried atraditional bouquet of white roses accented with lace and ribbons from hermother’s wedding bouquet.
Maid of honor was Delaina Pierce, the bride’s aunt. Bridesmatron was RhonetteFisher, sister of the groom. Bridesmaids were Lindsey Thomas, the bride’scousin, and Ashlea Castleberry. They wore deep purple, floor-length taffetagowns and carried bouquets of white and lilac roses.
Flower girls were Ellie Pierce and Bailey Pierce, cousins of the bride, andKaitlyn Dunn, the groom’s niece.
Ringbearer was Casey Dunn of Springtown, nephew of the groom.
Best man was Morgan Hudson. Groomsmen were Ronnie Westberry, Brett Plowman andBuddy Rowan.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Springtown Fire Hall.
The bride is attending Springtown High School.
The groom is a graduate of Idalou High School. He is employed by MannRefrigeration in Bridgeport.
The couple live in Springtown.

Forman - Rebecca Sue McClure and Joseph MatthewForman
Marriage vows to be exchanged Feb. 9, 2002
Rebecca Sue McClure of Arlington and Joseph Matthew Forman of Corinth will wedFeb. 9, 2002, at 2 p.m. in Hillsboro. The Rev. Jack Gatewood, minister of FirstPresbyterian Church of Hillsboro will officiate.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy McClure of Hillsboro. Theprospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jody Forman of Corinth. He is thegrandson of Joe and LaVerne Forman of Decatur and Bob and Bobbie Rogers ofWeatherford.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Hillsboro High School. She will earn abachelor’s degree this month in business administration, marketing, from theUniversity of Texas at Arlington. Forman is also a 1997 graduate of HillsboroHigh School. He earned a degree in digital media design from Texas StateTechnical College. He is employed as a computer systems engineer with theLewisville Independent School District.

Freeman - Kristal Kay Perry and Richard CharlesFreeman
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 17,2001
Kristal Kay Perry of Bridgeport will marry Richard Charles Freeman ofBridgeport, Nov. 17, 2001, at Woodhaven Country Club in Fort Worth.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Brett and Sherry Bement of San Angelo andThom and Samantha Perry of Sadler.
The prospective groom is the son of James and Pamela Russell of Newark and Joeand Jeannie Freeman of Rosanky,
The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Bridgeport High School. She is employed bythe Roanoke Police Department.
The prospective groom is employed by the Bridgeport Police Department.

Fulton - Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fulton
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Oct. 26, 2001
Albert and Hattie Hardee Fulton will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Oct.26, 2001. The couple lives in Florence but Mrs. Fulton is originally from theGreenwood/Slidell area. A reception for the couple will be given by theirchildren at the Florence Fire Hall on Hwy. 195 on Oct. 27 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.Friends and relatives are invited to attend.

Fuqua - Amanda Cecelia Kallstrom and Chris AaronFuqua
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 23, 2001
AmandaCecilia Kallstrom, daughter of Robert and Adelaida Kallstrom of Austin willmarry Chris Aaron Fuqua of Decatur, son of Leon Fuqua of Decatur and Kimla Fuquaof Saginaw, June 23, 2001, at the Salt Lick Pavilion in Austin. Pastors Charlesand Magdalene Lester will officiate.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jack and Signe Flood of San Marcos andMr. and Mrs. Casildo Arredondo of Beeville. She is in her third year in thePh.D. Counseling Psychology program at the University of North Texas.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mays and Billie Fuqua of Justin andFrank and Alta Cowart of Fort Worth. He is a math teacher at ColleyvilleHeritage High School in Grapevine.

Fuson - Melissa Gail Farmer and Robert MichaelFuson
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 2,2001
Melissa Gail Farmer of Lake Worth, daughter of Chuck Farmer of Mineral Wellsand Susan Farmer of Saginaw, will marry Robert Michael Fuson of Newark, son ofWayne and Sandy Fuson of Lake Worth, June 2, 2001, at River Oaks ChristianChurch in River Oaks.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Boswell High School and is employed atPulido’s Restaurant in Saginaw.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Northwest High School and is selfemployed at WRJ Construction.

Gardner - Shannon Lynn Corbell and Gary WayneGardner
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 16,2001
Ronnie and Peggy Corbell of Decatur announce the engagement and approachingmarriage of their daughter, Shannon Lynn, to Gary Wayne Gardner, son of Gary andToni Gardner of Decatur.
The couple will be married Nov. 16, 2001, at the Decatur Civic Center.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University in Denton with aB.S. in dental hygiene. The prospective groom is a graduate of Midwestern StateUniversity in Wichita Falls with a B.S. in geology.

Genrty - Mr. and Mrs. Don Gentry
50th wedding anniversary July 29, 2001
Don and Lorene Gentry of Paradise will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversarySunday, Aug. 12, 2001 with an open house reception hosted by their children,grandchildren and great-grandchildren at the couple’s home in Cottondale, 107County Road 3673.
Gentry married the former Lorene Niblett July 29, 1951, in Paradise.
They have four children, Glenn Gentry and wife, Anna, of Paradise, Roger Gentryand wife, Carla, of Paradise, Gary Gentry and wife, Sherry, of Decatur and DonnaWeeden of Boyd; 12 granchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He is a farmer, rancher and business proprieter. He is also a deacon atCottondale Baptist Church, a former Soil Conservation Committee member and arecipient of several farming and ranching awards.
She is a homemaker, business proprieter and geneologist. She is also a member ofCottondale Baptist Church.

Geron - Corina Garcia Bowling and Timothy AndrewGeron
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 26, 2001
CorinaGarcia Bowling, daughter of Eva Sandoval and the late Lupe Sandoval of Rhome,will marry Timothy Andrew Geron, son of George Wayne and Diana Geron of Decatur,May 26, 2001, at Flatwood Worship Center in Decatur. The Rev. Ed Geron willofficiate.
The bride-elect is an alliance DC trainer for Michael’s Distribution Center inFort Worth.
The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of Paradise High School and operates4-G’s - Geron Plumbing in Decatur.

Gibson - Mr. and Mrs. Brady Gibson
Marriage vows exchanged March 2, 2001
MistyDawn Hardee of Fort Worth and Brady Gibson of Fort Worth were married March 2,2001, in Fort Worth.
The bride is the daughter of Johnny and Sue Hardee of Decatur. The groom is theson of Bryan and Sandra Page of Keller,
Matron of honor was Cheryl Haynes of Bridgeport, sister of the bride.
The couple live in Fort Worth.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of Decatur High School. She is employed by Sprintin Fort Worth.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of Keller High School. He is employed at D/BConstruction in Fort Worth.

Goodger - Patrice M. ‘Miki’ Visage and Brent A.Goodger
Marriage vows exchanged May 12, 2001
Patrice M. "Miki" Visage and Brent A. Goodger were married May 12,2001 at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nev.
The bride is the daughter of Bill and Pat Visage of Lockhart and Goodger is theson of Bryan and Bobbie Goodger and Ralph and Betty Chaney, all of Decatur.Chuck Tanner of Runaway Bay was best man. Shayna Blackmar of Austin was maid ofhonor.
The couple resides in Laguna Vista.

Gose - Tonya Gail Blaylock and Mark William Gose
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 12, 2001
TonyiaGail Blaylock of Alvord, daughter of Carroll and Patty Blaylock of Sunset andMark William Gose of Alvord, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Gose of Alvord and LyndaHill of Turner, Maine, will be married May 12, 2001, at the First Baptist Churchof Sunset. The Rev. Charles Reed will officiate.

Hafer - Mr. and Mrs. Justin L. Hafer
Marriage vows exchanged March 10, 2001
Marsha G. Hudson and Justin L. Hafer, both of Benbrook, were married March 10,2001, at the First Baptist Church in Benbrook. The Rev. Merle Erb officiated thedouble ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Dennis Hudson of Decatur and Janet and Larry Lewisof Paradise. The groom is the son of Tom and Marsha Hafer of Allen.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory, floor-length, matte satin gownadorned with pearls and a full train. Her headband was accented with pearls andflowed into a three-quarter length ivory veil.
She carried pink roses and daisies.
Maid of honor was Sherry Hudson of Crowley, sister of the bride. Bridesmaidswere Beth Curry of Fort Worth, Jayme Capps of Richardson and Lauren Mann ofParadise. They wore navy matte satin dresses adorned with wildflowers.
The best man was Jeff Hafer of Burkburnett, brother of the groom. Groomsmen wereCasey Coley and Stephen Bethea of Stephenville and Joseph Moreno of Austin.
Ushers were Jody Curry of Decatur and Brady Mann of Paradise, both cousins ofthe bride.
Guest book attendant was Jessica Mann of Fort Worth. Pianist was Oscar Dresslerof Benbrook. Soloist was Susan Cunningham of Benbrook.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the First Baptist Churchfellowship hall.
Servers were Carrie Lange, Margaret Simmons, Mindy Stepp and Cathy Perkins allof Fort Worth.
After a wedding trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the couple live in Fort Worth.
The bride graduated from Decatur High School and Texas Woman’s University. Sheis employed by the White Settlement School District.
The groom graduated from Allen High School and Tarleton State University. He isemployed at Aaron’s Sales and Leasing.

Hall, Billy - Halls to celebrate 50th anniversary
Billy Eugene and Betty Acker Hall of Mesquite will celebrate their 50th weddinganniversary on Sunday, June 24, noon to 5:30 p.m. at the Boyd Community Center.
The event will also celebrate the 87th birthday of Billy Hall’s mother, NaomiHall of Belton, Mo. Naomi Hall lived in Boyd for many years where she owned acafe and beauty shop. She is the widow of Red Hall, a former mayor of Boyd.
Billy Eugene Hall and the former Betty Acker were married on June 9, 1951, inForest Hill. The bride’s father, the Rev. D.E. Acker married the couple. Theyhave two sons, David E. Hall and wife Nancy of Dallas and Britton Hall and wifeAngie. They also have seven grandchildren.
Hall is retired from Trammell Crow in Dallas and Betty Hall is retired from theArea Agency on Aging, where she served a 14-county area as a nursing homeombudsman.
The come-and-go celebration June 24 will include a catered lunch at noon. Guestsare asked not to bring gifts.

Hall, Hoot - Hoot and Bonnie Hall
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Sept. 8, 2001
Hoot and Bonnie Hall of Decatur will celebrate their fiftieth weddinganniversary with a party and dance, hosted by their children, at the SeniorCenter in Nocona on Sept. 8, 2001, from 5 to 10 p.m.
Hall and the former Bonnie Welch were married Sept. 8, 1951, in Altus, Okla.
They have three children, Carla and husband Rodney Price of Decatur, Bobby andwife Laurel Hall of Fort Worth and Ronald and wife Emilee Hall of Weatherford.They have seven grandsons, David Price of Plano, Michael Price of Rhome, BrianPrice of Decatur, Phillip Hall and Aaron Hall, both of Fort Worth, Michael Hallof Pass Christian, Miss. and Mark Hall of Weatherford.
Hoot is retired from Bell Helicopter. Bonnie is a housewife. They are bothmembers of Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico.

Hand - Tiffany Jane Massie and Matthew Brian Hand
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 12, 2001
TiffanyJane Massie, daughter of Gary and Mary Jane Massie of Chico, will marry MatthewBrian Hand, son of Mickey and Lindee Hand of Chico, May 12, 2001.
An outdoor ceremony is planned at the home of the prospective bride’s parents.
The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Chico High School and is employed byEmergency Fire Protection in Keller.
The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Chico High School and is employed atW.W. Design in Decatur.

Haney - Janie ‘Sissy’ Elizabeth Green and HeathOdell Haney
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 2, 2001
Janie(Sissy) Elizabeth Green of Paradise will marry Heath Odell Haney of Wills Point,on June 2, 2001, at Club Lake in Greenville.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Janice Green of Paradise and James Green ofOklahoma.
The prospective groom is the son of Sandra and Jimmy Ottwell of Greenville.

Harris - Amber Suzanne Jobe and Joshua RobertHarris
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 11,2001
Amber Suzanne Jobe of Bridgeport, daughter of Mike and Debbie Moyers ofBridgeport and Jim and Jackie Jobe of Phoenix, Ariz., will marry Joshua RobertHarris of Little Elm, son of Robert and Lynn Harris of Bonham, on Aug. 11 atCates Street Church of Christ in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is a full timestudent.
The prospective groom is a professional tennis player at Gleneagles Country Clubin Plano.

Harris (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Robert Harris
Marriage vows exchanged Aug. 11, 2001
Amber Suzanne Jobe of Bridgeport and Joshua Robert Harris of Little Elm weremarried Aug. 11, 2001, at Cates Street Church of Christ in Bridgeport. RogerRhoades officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mike and Debbie Moyers of Bridgeport and Jim andJackie Jobe of Phoenix, Ariz. The groom is the son of Robert and Lynn Harris ofBonham.
The bride was escorted by her step-father and she was given away by her father.She wore a white lace gown accented with pearls. The train had a lace and pearlinlay. She also wore a rhinestone crown.
She carried burgundy roses with baby’s breath and fern with white ribbon.
Maid of honor was Lacey Jobe, cousin of the bride of Cave Creek, Ariz.
Bridesmaids were Jackquelyn Hitzfield of Paradise and Stephanie Hess, ShellyMauldin and Allissa Denton, all of Bridgeport. They wore burgundy full lengthsatin gowns and carried bouquets of burgundy and white roses.
The flower girl was Alley Raby, daughter of Kim and Paul Raby of Bridgeport.
Ringbearer was Tyler Raby, son of Kim and Paul Raby and Mitchele May.
Best man was Justin Quest. Groomsmen were Maclain Jobe, brother of the bride andScott Parker, Chris Jones and Cameron McKinney, all of Dallas.
Ushers were Brandon Moyers and Jarred Jobe, both brothers of the bride andTucker Jobe, cousin of the bride.
Guest book attendant was Marlie Moyers of Bridgeport, neice of the bride.
Soloist was Lacy Skiles of Paradise
A reception, given by the parents, was held at The Club at Runaway Bay. Serverswere Kim Raley, Amy Read and Kayla Read, all of Bridgeport.
The couple live in Frisco.
The bride, a graduate of Bridgeport High School, is a full-time college student.
The groom is a tennis pro at Glen Eagles Country Club in Plano.

Hasten - Sonya Bell and Joey Hasten
Marriage vows to be exchanged May 18, 2002
Sonya Bell of Boyd, daughter of Terry and Esther Bell of Boyd and Joey Hasten ofLewisville, son of Darlene and Tim Hasten , will be married May 18, 2002, inLewisville.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Boyd High School. She is employed at CorningCable Systems in Keller.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Marcus High School. He is employed at MCIWorld Com in Richardson.

Hays - Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Michael Hays
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 16, 2000
MandyLynn Hopkins of Bedford and Phillip Michael Hays of Irving exchanged weddingvows Sept. 16, 2000, at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church in Irving. JohnAnderson of Mid-Cities Church officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Minor R. Hopkins of Boyd and thegranddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Burchfield of Rhome. The groom is the son ofMr. and Mrs. Phillip R. Hays of Peoria, Ariz.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Maid of honor was Karrie Ware, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Jenni Haysof Irving, Wesley Godby of College Station and Laurie McGuyer of Denton.
Best man was Jonathan Robertson of College Station. Groomsmen were Jeff Bogar ofLos Angeles, Kevin Kabell of Beaumont and Jeremy Hataway of Arlington.
Flower girl was Laura Hernandez and ring bearer was Roberto Morales. Both arestudents of the bride and groom. Ushers were John and Tim Hays, brothers of thegroom.
The bride received a bachelor of science degree in Interdisciplinary Studiesfrom Tarleton State University. The groom received a bachelor of science degreein Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University. Both are employed asESL teachers and coaches for the Irving ISD.
The couple honeymooned in the Poconos, Pennsylvania, and live in Bedford.

Hendrix, Che’ - Lindsey Lovett and Che’ Hendrix
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 14,2001
Lindsey Lovett, daughter of Gary and Cheryl Lovett of Decatur, will marry Che’Hendrix, son of Marva Morrow of Dallas, on July 14, 2001. Andy Davenport willofficiate the ceremony at the bride’s home in Decatur.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School and will graduate fromAbilene Christian University in August with a bachelor of science degree ininterdisciplinary studies.
The prospective groom is a 1995 graduate of Lake Highlands High School and a1999 graduate of Abilene Christian University with a bachelor of businessadministration in marketing and management. He is currently employed at W.T.White High School in Dallas as a special education teacher and varsity footballand baseball coach.
After the wedding, the couple will spend their honeymoon in the Bahamas and willreside in Houston where both have been employed by the Houston IndependentSchool District.

Hendrix, Thomas - Jennifer Degler and Thomas W.Hendrix
Marriage vows to be exchanged Oct. 20,2001
Jennifer Degler of Bridgeport, daughter of Larry and Diana Degler of Bowie, willmarry Thomas W. Hendrix of Paradise, son of James and Peggy Barnett of Paradise,Oct. 20, 2001.
The Rev. Gary Demmitt will officiate the ceremony at the Pleasant View BaptistChurch in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect is a seventh-grade reading teacher in Bridgeport.
The groom is a registered nurse at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.

Hesteande - Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Scott Hesteande
Marriage vows exchanged May 26, 2001
Krisha Dwan Dalton, daughter of Ken and Brenda Dalton of Decatur and ShannonScott Hesteande of Decatur, son of Don and Treva Underhill of Boyd and Randy andCarol Hesteande of Decatur were married in a double ring ceremony May 26, 2001,in Jamaica.
A reception was held in the home of Ken and Brenda Dalton.
The couple live in Paradise.
The bride is employed by Double Creek Capital.
The groom is employed by Sprint.

Hester - Jessica Marie Moore and Beau Daniel Hester
Marriage vows to be exchanged July 21,2001
Jessica Marie Moore, daughter of Barry and Juanita Moore of Decatur, will marryBeau Daniel Hester, son of Dan and Lucia Hester of Kennedale, on July 21, 2001,at the Zion Hill Community Church in Weatherford. Marvin Raines will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Alliance High School in Alliance, Neb. AnAlpha Chi Omega alumna from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, she will attendTexas A&M University-Kingsville this fall to complete a bachelor of sciencedegree in elementary education with an emphasis on early childhood and a minorin psychology. She is currently employed at Well Point Pharmacy Management.
The prospective groom is a 1995 graduate of Kennedale High School and a 1999graduate of Tarleton State University in Stephenville with a bachelor of sciencedegree in animal science with a wildlife emphasis. He currently works forHaliburton at the Mota Bonita of the King Ranch.

Hodgkins - Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hodgkins
Fiftieth wedding anniversary Oct. 27, 2001
Dale and Evelyn Hodgkins of Boyd will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversarywith a reception Oct. 27, 2001, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Boyd Community Center.
The party will be hosted by their four children, Melvin Hodgkins of Garland,Peggy Wooldridge of Fort Worth, Donald Hodgkins of Bridgeport and Glen Hodgkinsof Boyd.
Hodgkins and the former Evelyn Goode were married Oct. 29, 1951, in Lake Worth.Hodgkins is retired from Lennox Heating and Air. Evelyn Hodgkins is retired fromZip Distributing.
The couple are members of the Boyd Church of Christ. They have six grandchildrenand three great-grandchildren.

Holley - Christi Dawn Andreason and Brian DavidHolley
Marriage vows to be exchanged April 27, 2001
ChristiDawn Andreason of Bridgeport, daughter of Earnest and Beth Andreason ofBridgeport will marry Brian David Holley of Bridgeport, son of David and RondaHolley of Bridgeport April 27, 2001, at 7 p.m. at the First United MethodistChurch in Decatur. W. Ray Cook, Jr. will officiate.
The bride-elect’s grandparents are Fay Gilley and the late Tom Gilley ofBridgeport and the late Mr. and Mrs. Sig Andreason of Bowie.
The prospective groom’s grandparents are Lawrence and Betty Holley of Paradiseand Lyle and Ginger Owens of Woodard, Okla. Great-grandparent is S.D. Holley ofParadise.
The bride-elect is employed at Kustom Plumbing Company.
The prospective groom is employed at Bridgeport Tank Trucks, Inc.
Following a honeymoon in San Antonio, the couple plans to build a home nearParadise.

Houchin - Teri Nobles and Thomas Houchin
Marriage vows to be exchanged Feb. 2, 2002
Teri Nobles of Decatur, daughter of Bob and Sandra Nobles of Decatur will marryThomas Houchin of Sanger, son of Liz and Gene Caldwell of Lake Kiowa and Randalland Donna Houchin of Sanger, Feb. 2, 2002.
Dickey Amyx will officiate the ceremony at the First Baptist Church in Decatur.
The bride-elect earned her bachelor of arts degree from Texas ChristianUniversity. She is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She will recieve hermasters degree in government in May 2002. She is an ESL kindergarten teacher inJunction City, Kan.
The prospective groom is a finance major at Kansas State University and a memberof the KSU football team.

Jackson, Bryan - Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Jackson
Marriage vows exchanged Feb. 14, 2001
BryanJackson of Paradise, son of W.F. and Jeanelle Jackson of Paradise, and LaDonnaGeeo of Brock, daughter of Wayne and Vada Elders of Weatherford, were wed Feb.14, 2001 at the couple’s home in Paradise.
The Rev. Joe Motsenbocker officiated.
Following a honeymoon in Utah, the couple will reside in Paradise.
The bride is a 1985 graduate of Brock High School. She is a stylist at BrazosSuper Cuts in Mineral Wells.
The groom is a 1982 graduate of Paradise High School. He is a professionalcutting horse trainer.

Jackson, Jason - Tracy Dawn Wilbur and JasonTalbout Jackson
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 1,2001
Tracy Dawn Wilbur, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wilbur of Decatur, will marryJason Talbout Jackson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Jackson of Wichita, Kan., Sept.1, 2001, at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas.
The Rev. Jimmy Withers of Aurora Baptist church will officiate.
The bride-elect is a Boyd High School graduate and attended Arlington BaptistCollege.
She works for Maloney, Bean and Horn Law Offices in Dallas.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Heights High in Wichita, Kan. andattended Wichita State University. He is co-founder and president of AtlasElements in Dallas.

Jackson, Jason (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Jason TalbotJackson
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 1, 2001
Tracy Dawn Wilbur of Dallas and Jason Talbot Jackson of Dallas were marriedSept. 1, 2001, at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas. The Rev. James Withersof Aurora Baptist Church officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wilbur of Decatur. The groom isthe son of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Jackson of Wichita, Kan.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a strapless, formal, floor lengthgown in ivory matte satin with a chapel train. The bodice and hem were adornedwith pearls and crystals. The finger tip veil was adorned with a pearl andcrystal tiara.
She carried a bouquet of white Calla lilies and bells of Ireland.
Matron of honor was Wendy Hays, sister of the bride, of Decatur. Maid of honorwas Katie Parker of Stillwater, Okla. Bridesmaids were Maggie Searcy of Irvingand Leslie Gruber of Flower Mound.
They wore two-piece strapless, celedon dresses with a full skirt overlay of silkcrepe. They carried bouquets of assorted colored Calla lilies.
The flower girl was Sierra Hays, the daughter of Wendy Hays and the bride’sniece, of Decatur.
Candlelighters were Jennifer Davidson of Grapevine, niece of the bride, andKayla Jackson of Wichita, Kan., sister of the groom.
The ringbearer was Chase Davidson, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Davidson and cousinof the bride, of Grapevine.
Best man was William Coolage of Dallas. Groomsmen were Michael Applegate, DerickMetz, Jeremy Garcia and Tufan Kilinc, all of Dallas.
Ushers were Josh Withers of Rhome and Michael Hunter, cousin of the bride, ofDuncan, Okla.
Guest book attendant was Kayla Jackson, sister of the groom. Bagpiper was EricBailey of Dallas. Pianist was Brenda Withers of Rhome. Soloists were the brideand Wendy Hays, the matron of honor.
A reception, given by the parents of the bride, was at La Cima Club at WilliamSquare in Los Colinas.
A rehearsal dinner, given by the groom’s parents, was at The River Cafe on thecanal in Los Colinas.
Following a wedding trip to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, the couple live inLos Colinas.
The bride is a 1994 graduate of Boyd High School and attended Arlington BaptistCollege. She is employed at Maloney, Bean and Horn, attorneys at law, in Dallas.
The groom is a 1986 graduate of Wichita State University. He is the co founderand president of Atlas Elements in Dallas.

Jackson, Rev. - Rev. and Mrs. Lee R. Jackson
55th wedding anniversary June 13, 2001
Rev. and Mrs. Lee R. Jackson will celebrate 55 years of marriage June 13, 2001.
They have two sons and two granddaughters.

Jacobs - Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lee Jacobs Jr.
Marriage vows exchanged Oct. 4, 2001
Christyl Starr Hutson and Alfred Lee Jacobs Jr., both of Decatur, were marriedOct. 4, 2001, in the Wise County Courthouse. County Judge L.B. McDonaldperformed the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Calvin Hutson of Gainesville and Trish New ofDecatur. The groom is the son of Oleta Duvall of Brashear.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed atArmondo’s Restaurant.
The groom is a 1993 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed by the Cityof Bridgeport.

Johnson, Jeff - Kathy Redwine and Jeff Johnson
Marriage vows to be exchanged Sept. 15,2001
Kathy Redwine, daughter of James and Nellie Redwine of Chico and Jeff Johnson,grandson of Gertrude McPeek will be married Sept. 15, 2001, at Morris MemorialUnited Methodist Church of Chico.
The bride elect attended Chico schools and is employed with the First NationalBank of Texas. The prospective groom attended Slidell schools and is employed bythe Roanoke Police Department.

Johnson, Jeff (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey BrianJohnson
Marriage vows exchanged Sept. 15, 2001
Kathy Coyene Redwine and Jeffrey Brian Johnson, both of Chico, were married in adouble-ring ceremony Sept. 15, 2001, at Morris Memorial Methodist Church inChico. The Rev. Charles Cox, pastor, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of James and Nellie Redwine of Chico. The groom is thegrandson of Gertrude McPeek of Slidell.
The matron of honor was Betty Wilks of Bridgeport. Shawn Younger of Chico wasbest man.
The flower girl was Megan Redwine of Chico, daughter of the bride. The ringbearer was Evan Younger, son of Shawn and Sabrina Younger of Chico.
Ushers were Rex Richie of Decatur and Pancho Redwine, brother of the bride, ofChico. The pianist was Amanda Reeves of Decatur.
Servers were Sabrina Younger and Melany Mann of Chico and Amanda Reeves ofDecatur.
The couple resides in Chico.

Johnson,Paul - Amanda Carlton and Paul Johnson
Marriage vows to beexchanged May 26, 2001
Amanda Gayle Carlton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Carlton of Bridgeport willmarry Michael Paul Johnson of Decatur, son of Greg and Wanda Johnson ofParadise, May 26, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
Grandparents of the bride are Tom and Betty Carlton of Bridgeport and Dub andMarilyn Cook of Bryson. Grandparents of the groom are the late Herman and ElainaJohnson of Bogachita, Miss. and Nathan and Thelma Garlington of Alexandrea, Pa.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Bridgeport High School and is employed by JamesWood Motors in Decatur.
The groom is a 1995 graduate of Burlington High School in Burlington, Colo. andis also employed by James Wood Motors in Decatur.
Following a wedding trip to San Antonio, the couple will live in Decatur.

Jordan - Mrs. Anthony Jordan, formerly Carla Jean Ross
Marriage vows exchanged March 24, 2001
CarlaJean Ross, daughter of Jerald and Dorothy Ross of Joshua, and Anthony Jordan ofParadise, son of the late Robert and Patricia Jordan, were married March 24,2001, at Robert Carr Chapel on the Texas Christian University campus in FortWorth. The Rev. Bill Potter of Mesquite officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the granddaughter of Ada Potter of Joshua.
The bride was escorted by her father. Her two-piece ivory corset gown indelustered matte satin featured an A-line skirt. The bodice, hemline, chapellength train and double tails had intricate vine and rose beading composed ofpearls and hand-sewn Swarovski crystals.
She carried a bouquet of Virgina and Vogue roses in braided satin ribbon.
Maid of honor was Debbie Marks of Plano. Bridesmaids were Cari Kepple Foster ofBurleson, Shelly Barthen-Johnson of Corinth, Carrie Wood-Flores and Holly Vestof Fort Worth.
They wore periwinkle blue organza ball gowns with a halter top and carriedbouquets of Virginia and Vogue roses.
The flower girls were Lacey and Dancey Jordan, twin nieces of the groom.
The best man was Cole Jordan, brother of the groom, of Boyd. Groomsmen were JimMarkham of Fort Worth, Scott Johnson of San Diego, Calvin Thompson of Paradiseand Craig Ross, brother of the bride, of Joshua. Ushers were Chad Prater of FortWorth and Chad Russell of Joshua.
Following the ceremony, a reception, hosted by the bride’s parents, was heldat Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth with Jerry Taylor serving as disc jockeyand master of ceremonies.
Following a Carribbean cruise, the couple live in Paradise.
The bride is a 1995 graduate of Texas Christian University with a bachelor ofscience degree in interior design. She is employed at the Express OfficeFurniture in Dallas.
The groom owns Business Environments and Express Office in Dallas.

Kennedy - Kelli Lynn Moon and Christopher DwightKennedy
Marriage vows to be exchanged June 23,2001
Kelli Lynn Moon, daughter of Gary and Karen Moon of Longview will marryChristopher Dwight Kennedy, son of Dr. and Mrs. J.D. Kennedy of Decatur, June23, 2001, at the First Assembly of God Church in Longview.
The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Pine Tree High School in Longview and a2001 graduate of Baylor University. She holds a bachelor of arts degree injournalism. She is employed in public relations by the Center for OccupationalResearch and Development in Waco.
The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Allen High School and a 2000graduate of Baylor University with a degree in international studies. He isemployed by Harris Creek Baptist Church in Waco as the minister of education andoutreach.

Kennedy (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Christopher DwightKennedy
Marriage vows exchanged June 23, 2001
Kelli Lynn Moon, daughter of Gary and Karen Moon of Longview, marriedChristopher Dwight Kennedy, son of J.D. and Pam Kennedy of Decatur, June 23,2001, at First Assembly of God Church in Longview. Officiating the double-ringceremony were Dudley Callison, the couple’s minister during college, the Rev.Joe Loughlin, the couple’s current pastor, and Brian Nutt, the bride’s youthminister.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white velour satin princess-style gownwith a beaded bodice, beaded straps and a sweep train designed by AlfredoAngelo. She also wore a silver and crystal heirloom tiara with a bridal illusionelbow-length satin-edged veil. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of Judy, Sari andVogue roses accented with genestra and blue delphinium.
Maid of honor was Summer Alexander of Houston and bridesmaids were Becca Garmanof Waco and Nancy Lopez of Longview. Bridesmatron was Amy Smith. They worefloor-length sleeveless periwinkle satin A-line gowns and carried miniatureversions of the bride’s bouquet.
Flower girl was Glenna Loughlin of Waco. Ringbearer was Alex Brooks, cousin ofthe bride.
Best man was Matt Kennedy of Decatur, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were KoryMoon of Longview, brother of the bride and Travis Webb and Ashley Smith, both ofWaco.
Ushers were Aaron Alexander of Longview, cousin of the bride, Brandon Price ofWaco and Cody Scates.
Organist was Kent Alexander of Longview, pianist was Brett Mills and vocalistswere Brett and Emily Mills.
A reception hosted by the bride’s parents followed at Collonade Restaurant inLongview. Servers were Lauren Levecchio and Kelly Wheeler, both of Waco andKristi Mays of Denton, cousin of the groom.
Following a wedding trip to Ireland, the couple live in Waco.
The bride is a 1997 graduate of Pinetree High School and a 2001 graduate ofBaylor University. She is employed in the public relations department at theCenter for Occupational Research and Development in Waco.
The groom is a 1996 graduate of Allen High School and a 2000 graduate of BaylorUniversity. He is the minister of education and outreach at Harris Creek BaptistChurch in Waco.

Kimball - Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wayne Kimball
Marriage vows exchanged July 21, 2001
Patricia Ann Canarsky of Paradise and Richard Wayne Kimball of Paradise weremarried July 21, 2001, at The Chapel at Monte Carlo in Las Vegas, Nev. The Rev.Anton Stacey officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Bruce Canarsky of Dunedin, Fla. and Darlene Davisof West Palm Beach, Fla.
The groom is the son of Jo Kimball of Fort Worth and the late Willie Kimball.
Maid of honor was Carol Smyth of Dallas.
Best man was Tommy Doty of Paradise.
A reception was held at The Pample Mousse Restaurant.
The wedding trip was an extended stay in Las Vegas and a week-long honeymoon atGunflint Lodge in Grand Marais, Minn. and Canada.

Kirbie - Mr. and Mrs. Mark Christopher Kirbie
Marriage vows exchanged June 2, 2001
Amber Jo Warner, daughter of Steve and Karen Warner of Decatur, and MarkChristopher Kirbie, son of Matthew and Rhonda Kirbie of Decatur, were married at11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2001. Mary Motsenbocker officiated the double ringceremony, which took place at the home of the bride’s grandparents, Skeeterand Willie Decker.
Her father, Steve Warner, escorted the bride. The bride wore a tea-length,spaghetti strap gown with a dropped waist. The bodice was embroidered with satinentwined with silver; the full skirt was sheer satin. She carried a bouquet ofblue irises accented with white and yellow daisies.
Flower girl and ring bearer was Madison Minor, niece of the groom. She wore asheer white dress trimmed in satin.
Servers were Andrea Talliffero, Kristi French, Dana Jones and Dona Craft.
A reception, followed the wedding at the Decker home.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School and is employed by DentonPublishing Company in Denton. The groom is a 1996 graduate of Decatur HighSchool and is employed by Rhine Backhoe Service in Decatur.

Kittrell - Autumn Michele Cole and James DanielRodger Kittrell
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 10, 2001
AutumnMichele Cole of Bridgeport, daughter of William and Cathy Cole of Bridgeportwill marry James Daniel Rodger Kittrell of Chico, son of Hermon and JoannKittrell of Chico, March 10, 2001, at Cates Street Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a 2000 graduateof North Central Texas Cosmotology School.
The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Chico High School.
The couple will live in Bridgeport.

Lacaze - Faith Anne Gray and Michael Anthony LacazeJr.
Marriage vows to be exchanged Nov. 18,2002
Faith Anne Gray of Roanoke will marry Michael Anthony Lacaze Jr. of Aurora Nov.18, 2001, at the Aurora Baptist Church.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Gale Sipe and Bill Sipe, both of St. Joseph,Mo.
The prospective groom is the son of Michael and Trina Lacaze of Aurora.

Lacaze (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Michael Anthony Lacaze
Marriage vows exchanged Nov. 18, 2001
Faith Anne Gray of Roanoke and Michael Anthony Lacaze, Jr. of Aurora weremarried Nov. 18, 2001, at the Aurora Baptist Church. The Rev. Jimmy Withersofficiated.
The bride is the daughter of Bill Sipe and Gale Sipe, both of St. Joseph, Mo.She is the granddaughter of Homer and Josephine Sipe and Dorothy Inscho.
The groom is the son of Michael and Trina Lacaze of Aurora. He is the grandsonof Ruth Lacaze and the late Albert C. Lacaze and L.A. and Donnis Minnick.
The bride wore a white gown with flowing beaded sleeves.
Matron of honor was Paige Hoskins of St. Joseph, Mo. Bridesmaids were MelodyGray and Megan Sipe, both sisters of the bride.
Flower girl was Megan McConnell.
Best man was Kenny Morley of Roanoke. Groomsmen were Todd Pearson and Albert C.Lacaze III, cousin of the groom.
Ushers were Josh Gray, brother of the bride and Albert C. Lacaze, Jr., uncle ofthe groom.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at MD Resort. A rehearsal dinnerwas hosted by the groom’s parents at Tater Junction.
The bride is a graduate of Central High School in St. Joseph.
The groom is a graduate of Northwest High School and received a bachelor ofscience in telecommunications management from DeVry Institute of Technology.

Lara - Yadira Cantu and Steven Lara
Marriage vows to be exchanged Aug. 25,2001
Yadira Cantu, daughter of Fernando and Toni Cantu of Bridgeport, will marrySteven Lara, son of Juan Sr. and Maria Lara of Bridgeport, Aug. 25, 2001, at St.John’s Catholic Church in Bridgeport.
The bride-elect is a 1996 Bridgeport High School graduate working toward aregistered nurse degree. She recently graduated as a licensed vocational nursefrom North Central Texas College in Gainesville, where she received the FlorenceNightingale Award. She is employed at a Denton doctor’s office.
The prospective groom is a 1998 Bridgeport High School graduate. He graduatedfrom the Weatherford College Police Academy in 1999 and earned a criminaljustice associate’s degree from the college in 2000. He is working toward abachelor’s degree in criminology. He works as a contractor.

Lee - Mrs. Mark Wilson Lee
formerly Marianne Hinshaw
Marriage vows exchanged Jan. 6, 2001
MarianneHinshaw and Mark Wilson Lee, both of Denton were united in a double ringceremony Jan. 6, 2001, at The Little Chapel in the Woods on the Texas Woman’sUniversity campus in Denton. Ryan Morrison of the Decatur Church of Christofficiated.
The bride is the daughter of Wayne Hinshaw of Denton and the late Joan Hinshaw.The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Lee of Round Rock and Betty Lee ofDallas.
The bride was escorted by her uncle, Jerry Hinshaw of Stephenville.
She wore a floor-length ivory crepe and satin overlaid, A-line gown with acathedral-length train. The sleeveless bodice featured a V-neckline and wasadorned with small pearls and sequins. The elbow-length tulle veil was alsofashioned with small pearls, crystals and sequins.
She carried a cascading fresh bouquet of deep burgundy roses, cream coloredroses, pink snapdragons, pink stock and bright pink and cream orchids. A smallglass bluebird, which was used in her mother’s wedding bouquet, was placed inthe bride’s bouquet.
Maid of honor was Juliet Goodwin of Bedford.
Bridesmaids were Thea Woodruff of Austin and Kati Willis of Carrollton. Theywore floor-length, off-the-shoulder, deep burgundy dresses. They carriedmatching scarves and one long-stemmed ivory colored rose with rose-colored stocktied together with ribbon.
Junior bridesmaid was Hannah Hinshaw, niece of the bride and daughter of Vincentand Tommie Hinshaw of Paradise.
Flower girl was Brooke Bancroft, daughter of Jennifer Hulcher of Denton.
Candlelighters were Maureen Bonner of North Richland Hills and Eric Vincent ofDecatur, cousin of the bride.
Best man was Doug Nelson of Sanger.
Groomsmen were Michael Lee of Las Vegas, Nev. and M.G. Lee of Dallas, brothersof the groom.
Ushers were Eric and Jason Vincent of Decatur, cousins of the bride.
Pianist was Amanda Reeves of Decatur.
The couple included a unity candle in their ceremony. Ginger Hinshaw of Denton,sister-in-law of the bride, lit a candle representing the bride’s side of thefamily. The groom’s uncle, Clayton ‘Bud’ Stokes of Annapolis, Md. lit thecandle representing the groom’s family.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Raddison Hotel and GolfResort in Denton.
A rehearsal dinner was held the night before the wedding at The Texican Grill inDenton.
Following a wedding trip to San Antonio and Fredricks-burg, the couple live inDenton.
The bride is a 1989 graduate of Decatur High School and a 1996 graduate of TexasWoman’s University in Denton with a bachelor of arts degree in masscommunications. She is employed at Hulcher Services Inc. in Denton.
The groom graduated from high school in Muskogee, Okla. in 1985 and from theUniversity of Texas in Arlington in 1992 with a bachelor of arts degree ingovernment and politics. He graduated from the University of North Texas inDecember of 2000 with a masters degree in biology, with emphasis in forensics.He served in the Coast Guard Reserves from 1985 until 1992. He also served withthe Army from 1992 until 1995. He is employed at the University of North Texasin Denton.

Long - Mr. and Mrs. Michael Adam Long
Marriage vows exchanged Dec. 23, 2000
CharityHeather Brown, daughter of Steve and Denise Brown of Fort Worth and Michael AdamLong of Paradise, son of Jackie Long of Paradise and Albert Long of Ferris, wereunited in a double-ring ceremony on Dec. 23, 2000. The Rev. Charles Pugh of theFirst Baptist Church of Cottondale officiated the ceremony at the home of thegroom’s mother in Paradise.
The bride was escorted by her father. Maid of honor was Brande Brown of FortWorth, sister of the bride.
Best man was Joseph Long of Paradise, brother of the groom.
The couple will live at Ft. Carson, Colo.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Fossil Ridge High School in Keller and attendsthe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
The groom is a 1996 graduate of Paradise High School and a 2000 graduate of theUnited States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. He is a lieutenant in theU.S. Army.

Looney - Mr. and Mrs. Rick Looney
Marriage vows exchanged June 8, 2001
Francis Joiner of Dublin and Ricky Looney of Stephenville, son of Delmas andMary Looney of Alvord, were married June 8, 2001, at First Baptist Church inDublin. Following a honeymoon the couple live in Dublin.

Lott - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lott
25th wedding anniversary May 1, 2001
Charles and Janice Lott of Decatur celebrated their 25th wedding anniversarywith a reception, hosted by C.J. and Beverly Peterson, at the Decatur CommunityRoom on May 5, 2001.
Lott and the former Janice Varner were married May 1, 1976.
They have seven children, C.J. Peterson and his wife, Beverly, of Alvord,Charlotte Ward of Mt. Ayr, Iowa, David Lott of Kansas City, Mo., AntoinetteBettis of Lebanon, Ill., Brigette Hess and husband, Brandon, of Phoenix, Ariz.,Larry Peterson of San Antonio and Charlie Lott of Decatur. They also have 16grandchildren.
He is retired from the Air Force and works as a truck driver.
She is a homemaker.

Lowrance - Rebecca Elaine Whetsell and Joel ClintLowrance
Marriage vows to be exchanged March 17, 2001
RebeccaElaine Whetsell, daughter of Gaylan and Beverly Whetsell of Jacksboro, willmarry Joel Clint Lowrance, son of Johnny and Jerry Lowrance of Chico, on March17, 2001.
The Rev. Dale Berry will officiate the ceremony at the First Baptist Church inJacksboro.
The bride-elect graduated from Hardin-Simmons University with a bachelor ofbusiness administration degree in marketing.
She was a member of Delta Zeta Chi Sorority and Alpha Kappa Psi BusinessFraternity.
She is employed at Accor Economy Lodging in Dallas.
The prospective groom graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor ofscience degree in Agricultural Development.
He is employed with Germania Insurance Company and is a member of the CrossTimbers Aggie Club.

Lowrance (2) - Mrs. Joel Clint Lowrance
formerly Rebecca Elaine Whetsell; Marriagevows exchanged March 17, 2001
Rebecca Elaine Whetsell, daughter of Gaylan and Beverly Whetsell of Jacksboroand Joel Clint Lowrance, son of Johnny and Jerry Lowrance of Chico, were marriedMarch 17, 2001.
The Rev. Dale Berry officiated the double ring ceremony at the First BaptistChurch in Jacksboro.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a formal gown of white importedsatin and re-embroidered lace. The bodice was fitted with a scooped neckline anda dropped Basque waist. The neckline and waistline were adorned with heavilybeaded lace. The formal-length skirt had a deep pyramid of embroidered lace. Theextended cathedral-length train was accented with intricate lace and beading.The entire hemline was edged with lace. Her rhinestone encrusted tiara wasadorned with a mid-length white veil accented with sequins.
She carried a cascading bouquet of white calla lilies, freesia and stephanotis.
Maid of honor was Kaci Duke of Stephenville. Bridesmatron was Staci Tibbels ofCoppell. Bridesmaids were Karen Corbell of Abilene and Leanna Hanson of Denton.
They wore burgundy floor-length dresses with spaghetti straps and carriedcolonial bouquets of plum calla lilies, freesia, heather and greenery.
The flower girls were Emily Boaz of Keller and Kennedy Bagwell of Weatherford.
Candlelighters were Clay Whetsell of Stephenville, brother of the bride andTaylor Everett of Bridgeport, cousin of the groom.
Ringbearer was Trey Cook, son of Sammy and Patty Cook of Bridgeport.
Best man was Cody Lowrance of Chico, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were BradRead and Zane Richey, both of Chico and Eric Jurica of Houston.
Ushers were Clay Whetsell of Stephenville, brother of the bride, Matt Brown ofHouston, Taylor Everett of Bridgeport, cousin of the groom and Brad Thompson andAndy Thompson, both of Alvord.
Guest book attendant was Katie Cook of Bridgeport, cousin of the groom.
Organist was Jane Dozier of Decatur.
The reception, given by the bride’s parents, was held at The Club at RunawayBay.
Following a Norwegian cruise to the Bahamas, the couple live in Chico.
The bride graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in 1998 with a bachelor ofbusiness administration degree in marketing. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Psiand Delta Zeta Chi. She is employed by Bridgeport Building Center.
The groom graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of sciencedegree in agricultural development. He is employed by Germania Insurance.

Lowry - Mrs. Josh Lowry
formerly Angela DeLynn Davis
Marriage vows exchanged March 24, 2001
AngelaDeLynn Davis and Josh Lowry were united in a double ring ceremony March 24,2001, at the First Baptist Church in Denton.
The bride is the daughter of Brad and Susie Davis of Decatur. The groom is theson of Jan and Bill Lowry of Denton.
The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a floor-length off-the shouldersleeveless white satin gown with a dropped waist and a five foot train. Theneck, waist and train were trimmed with crocheted lace and adorned with pearls.The chapel-length veil was trimmed in satin and was made by the groom’smother.
She carried a cascading bouquet of stargazer lilies and altroemerias.
Maid of honor was Shonda Davis of Decatur, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids wereTommy Sue Davis, sister of the bride and Susan Hooks, both of Decatur, ErinYarborough of Oklahoma and Sarah and Elizabeth Lowry of Denton, sisters of thegroom.
They wore royal blue, strapless, floor-length satin dresses and carried bouquetsof fuchsia altroemerias.
Candlelighters were their grandparents and great-grandparents.
Best man was Mike Blankenshin. Groomsmen were Ben Lowry of Denton, brother ofthe groom, Billy Haskell, Jared Southerland, cousin of the groom, Scott Davis,the groom’s brother-in-law and John Swartzbaugh.
Ushers were Tommy Tynes and Tyler Tynes, both of Oklahoma, Caleb Southerland ofIrving and Matt Lowe of Denton.
Pianist was John Dill. Soloists were Tanya Blankenship and Tara Haynes.
Following the ceremony, a reception given by Brad Davis, the bride’s father,was held at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church in Denton.
Servers were Athena Mathis and Cara Craig, both of Oklahoma.
Following a wedding trip to Cozumel, Mexico, the couple live in Irving.
The bride attended school in Moore, Okla. and graduated from Decatur High Schoolin 1997. She attended North Texas University and Oklahoma State University. Sheis employed as a leasing agent for MacArthur Ridge Apartments.
The groom is attending the Art Institute of Dallas. He is employed by LH LacyConstruction.

Luedtke - Mrs. Matthew Edwin Luedtke
formerly Tiffany Denise Hill
Marriage vows exchanged Jan. 27, 2001
TiffanyDenise Hill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kendall W. Hill of Alvord and MatthewEdwin Luedtke of Dallas, son of Ed Luedtke of Dallas and Sylvia Luedtke of NewYork were married Jan. 27, 2001, at University Christian Church in Fort Worth.Dr. Scott Colglazier officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her father.
She wore a diamond white silk Galina A-line gown with Austrian crystals at thebodice. The tiara was a diamond rose by Farnorli.
She carried a bouquet of white calla lilies with china berries.
Maid of honor was Lindsey Thomas of Paradise, sister of the bride. Bridesmaidswere Kristi Dee Boudreaux of Austin, Lindsey Leigh Archer and Julie AnnTredennick, both of Dallas and Christy Jenkins Van Duinen of Chicago.
They wore black A-line dresses and carried bouquets of white calla lilies andchina berries.
Flower girl was Mariah Swartz, cousin of the bride and daughter of Matt andStacy Swartz of North Richland Hills.
Best man was Benjamin J. Luedtke of Dallas, brother of the groom.
Groomsmen were Vincent Vernon Bell and Gilford Dudley Taylor, both of Dallas,Matthew Paul Flake of Austin, David Lee Zaozirny and Bryson Jeffery Knowles,both of Houston, Scott Randol Lancaster of Fort Worth and Derek Wade Miller ofKansas City, Mo.
Ushers were Daniel Etheridge Archer of Dallas, Scott Ryan Van Duinen of Chicagoand Thomas Kolton Hanisko and Stephen Michael Thomas, both of Paradise.
Guest book attendant was Kristin Luedtke Koslo of Dallas.
Music was provided by organist Betty Boles of Fort Worth and The Texas BoysChoir of Fort Worth.
A reception, given by the parents of the bride, was held at Colonial CountryClub.
Following a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple will live in Dallas.
The bride is a graduate of Baylor University.
The groom is a 1992 graduate of Baylor University and is employed at e2Communications.

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