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Griffith - Grady

Mrs. Griffith

Bridgette Hare Grady and Richard Dean Griffith exchanged wedding vows July 10 at 2 p.m.

Pastor Barry Stalling officiated at the double-ring ceremony at Pleasant Grove Free Will Baptist Church.

Deborah Edgerton Hare of Goldsboro and Luther Hare of Pikeville are parents of the bride. She is the granddaughter of the late Emmitt D. and Hilda T. Edgerton of Princeton and the late Namon and Viola Hare of Goldsboro.

The groom is the son of Richard and Betty Griffith of Floyd, Va., He is the grandson of the late James and Elizabeth Cockram, Buran “Shorty” Griffith and Vera Griffith.

Given in marriage and escorted by her sons, Patrick Grady and Dade Grady, the bride wore an ivory satin A-line gown adorned with sequins and beaded embroidery on a sleeveless bodice that flowed into a sequin and beaded chapel-length train.

She carried a spray of yellow calla lilies accented with a plum calla lily handtied with sheer cranberry and cream ribbon.

Christy Hare of Statesville, sister-in-law of the bride, was matron of honor. Susan Bartlette of Goldsboro, friend of the bride, was maid of honor.

Dennis Staton of Virginia was his friend’s best man. Howard Hare of Statesville, brother of the bride, was the groomsman.

Amanda and Taylor Griffith, daughters of the groom, were flower girls.

Tara Bass directed the ceremony. Presiding at the register were Eric and Tabitha Bass. Tiffany Demers distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Patsy Gardener, pianist; Jenny Heim, violinist; and Howard Hare, brother of the bride, vocalist.

After a wedding trip to Cape May, N.J., the couple is residing in Floyd.

The bride is a 1991 graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School. She is employed as a corporate tax accountant for Glenn McMillion Firm of Blacksburg, Va.

The groom is owner of Griffith Construction Co. of Floyd.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church fellowship hall.

On July 9, the groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner in the church fellowship hall.

By David Rouse
Published in Weddings on July 18, 2004 8:41 PM