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Crawford - Standifer

Mrs. Crawford

Thelma Broadhurst Standifer and William Herman Crawford were united in holy matrimony July 31 at 2 p.m.

The Rev. Joe A. Jackson officiated at the ceremony at Best Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Parents of the bride are the late Ethelene H. Broadhurst of Goldsboro and the late Odell Broadhurst.

Parents of the groom are Rosa Crawford of Goldsboro and the late Andrew Crawford.

Given in marriage by her family and escorted by her son, Duante’ Standifer, the bride wore a formal sleeveless gown of ivory satin and Alencon lace with a scalloped V-neckline adorned with pearls, sequins and lace. Beaded lace accented the sheath skirt. The back bodice was enhanced with an open heart with strands of draped pearls. Pearls and sequin lace motifs cascaded to define the detachable semi-cathedral train.

For her headpiece, she chose a two-tiered veil of silk illusion attached to a half band with pearls, sequins and flowerettes. She carried a bouquet of coral and white silk roses tied with sheer ribbon.

Cheryl Broadhurst of Durham, sister-in-law, was matron of honor. Deborah Jackson of Goldsboro, friend, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Lisa Chester of Tampa, Fla., daughter of the groom; Mary Afterberry of Norfolk, Va., cousin of the bride; Gwendolyn Shearod of Goldsboro, niece of the bride; and Tonsia Evans of Goldsboro, friend of the bride.

Kirby McKiver of Goldsboro was his friend’s best man. Ushers were James Crawford of Goldsboro, brother of the groom, and Donald Rouse of Goldsboro, nephew of the groom. Groomsmen were Courtney Crawford of Washington D.C., son of the groom; Raymond Broadhurst of Durham and Jerry Broadhurst of Goldsboro, brothers of the bride; Henry King of Goldsboro, cousin of the groom; and Michael Williamson of Goldsboro, friend of the couple.

Jessica Jackson of Goldsboro, niece of the bride, was flower girl. Kaaylon Pamplin of Durham, nephew of the bride, was ring bearer.

Helen C. Harris directed the ceremony. Presiding at the register was Cynthia Bass.

Special helpers were Ruthie Bruckram, Deborah Sinclair and Sharon Jenkins.

A program of wedding music was provided by Dr. Benjamin D. Johnson Jr., organist, and Retha Jones and Akela Shearod, vocalists.

After a wedding trip to Orlando, Fla., the couple will reside in Goldsboro.

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

On July 30, the couple held a rehearsal dinner at their home. They chose this time to present gifts to their attendants.

The bride’s sisters held a surprise bridal brunch July 30 at Ryan’s Steakhouse.

The bride’s sisters held a miscellaneous shower at the home of the bride.

By David Rouse
Published in Weddings on August 1, 2004 10:11 AM