O'Brien - McCoy
KINSTON — Sonya Faye McCoy of Mount Olive and James Marshall O'Brien of Charlotte exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 29 at 3 p.m. at Westside Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Kenneth David Hines officiating and the Rev. Tom Miller Jr. assisting.
The bride is the daughter of the late Billy Ray and Elsie Brinkley McCoy of Hookerton and the granddaughter of the late Samuel Edward McCoy Jr. and the late Cicero and Clemmie Harris Brinkley of Grifton and Bessie Abbott Williams of Kinston.
She a graduate of Mount Olive College, Atlantic Christian College and East Carolina University. She is employed as a faculty member at Tillman School of Business at Mount Olive College.
The groom is the son of John Magnus and Lillian Estelle Weadon O’Brien of Browns Summit and the grandson of the late Thomas Marshall and Mary Newman O’Brien of Greensboro and the late James Vannie Weadon Sr. and Lula Dixon Weadon of Browns Summit.
He is a graduate of North Carolina State University. He is employed as senior engineer at Duke Energy of Charlotte.
The bride was escorted by her godson, James Ryan Webb of Morehead City, and given in marriage by her family.
She wore a formal gown of white satin with a scooped neckline. The fitted bodice was embellished with Alencon lace, pearls and sequins and ended in a Basque waistline accented with a sheath skirt. The back bodice closed with satin-covered bridal buttons adorned with satin rosettes and cascaded into a detachable cathedral train.
Her headpiece was a two-tier veil of silk illusion with a satin corded edge.
The bride carried a bouquet of white freesia, lilies, roses, lysimachia, stephanotis and stock.
Jeanne Kittrell Webb of Morehead City, served her friend as matron of honor.
Bridesmaids were Sharon Jarman Frantzen of Blowing Rock, friend of the bride, and Christina Nicole O’Brien of Macclesfield, daughter of the groom.
Charles Earl McDonald of Stanley was his friend’s best man.
Groomsmen were Brenton Marshall O’Brien of Charlotte and Jarred Michael O’Brien of Monroe, sons of the groom.
James Ryan Webb of Morehead City, godson of bride, was the usher.
Connie Edwards Miller directed the wedding, assisted by Amanda Parrish Surratt. Presiding at the register was Teresa Kelly Hines. Martha Vinson Stroud distributed programs.
Barbara Ann Brinkley was the bride’s attendant.
Roberta Fowler McDonald and Margaret O’Brien Overbey were readers.
A program of wedding music was provided by Paul K. Walker, pianist; Dianne Brown Riley and Pamela Rose Wood, vocalists; and Anna Crumpton, harpist.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held. Mary Gardner McCarter was director. Dr. and Mrs. Richard Frazier and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel E. McCoy III greeted guests. Margaret O’Brien Overbey and Debra Wade Johnson served the wedding cake. Elaine Mabe and Margaret Muegge poured punch.
The couple took a wedding trip to the coast of Maine and New Hampshire.
Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ luncheon July 22 at Lydia’s Tea Room of Kinston hosted by Hazel Jarman, Sharon J. Frantzen, Martha V. Stroud and Jeanne K. Webb; a personal shower July 16 at the home of Violet Frazier hosted by Ms. Frazier; a pig picking and shower July 15 at Hugo Free Will Baptist Church hosted by Kay McCoy, Violet Frazier, Margaret Muegge, Mary Lou Johnson, Connie Miller and Sandra Jones; a breakfast brunch July 15 at Southern Belle Restaurant hosted by Wayne-Duplin Business and Professional Women’s Club; a dinner July 8 at the home of Charles and Robbie McDonald hosted by the McDonalds; and a beach-theme dinner June 3 at the home of Thurston and Linda Greenwood hosted by Linda Greenwood, Pam Wood, Dianne Riley, Teresa Hines, Melba Keathley, Kathy Best, Sharon Dixon, Nancy Costa, Jenny Jeanes and Jerry Brown.
A rehearsal dinner was held at the Broken Eagle Eatery and Tavern in Kinston.
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Weddings on September 17, 2006 3:33 AM