2007 Archives

Kornegay - Blackburn

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Mrs. Kornegay

MOUNT OLIVE — Jessica Lynn Blackburn of Seven Springs and Randall Douglas Kornegay exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Alum Springs Baptist Church, with the Rev. Geoffrey A. Carter officiating.

The bride is the daughter of John Franklin and Robbie Lynn Blackburn of Mount Olive and the granddaughter of Dorothy Frances and the late Thomas Franklin Blackburn of Kingstree, S.C., and Virginia Carol and the late Robert Merrill Bass of Hazlehurst, Ga.

She attends Wayne Community College’s medical assisting program. She is a member of the Medical Assisting Students Association. She is employed as a secretary at McF.E.T.s Inc. and is co-owner of Triple K Auto Repair.

The groom is the son of Robert Douglas Kornegay and Robin Renee Holland of Seven Springs, the stepson of Deborah Oakes of Snow Hill and Gregory Holland of Seven Springs and the grandson of Marlowe Kornegay of Seven Springs, Annette Gurley of Warsaw and the late Randall and Henrietta Whitfield Blizzard of Mount Olive.

He is owner of Triple K Auto Repair.

The bride was escorted by Rusty and Rylan Kornegay and given in marriage by her family.

Brandi Lynn McCullen was matron of honor.

Doug Kornegay was best man.

Ushers were Ryan and Russell Kornegay, brothers of the groom.

Kaylie Sanderson, cousin of the groom, was flower girl.

Caroline Carter directed the wedding.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held. A two-tiered wedding cake with butter cream icing was served.

The couple reside in Seven Springs.

Saunders - Stackhouse

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Mrs. Saunders

Elizabeth Derby Stackhouse and John Rudolph Saunders III exchanged vows Dec. 29 at 5 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, with Dr. George Harriss Ricks and the Rev. Ryan David Rasmussen officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Bryant Stackhouse of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Mrs. William Jay Derby, the late Mr. Derby John Woods Stackhouse of Morehead City and the late Mrs. Stackhouse.

She is a graduate of Wayne Country Day School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is employed as an elementary school teacher.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Rudolph Saunders Jr. of Richmond and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sherrard Gabriel Nott and the late Dr. and Mrs. John Rudolph Saunders.

He is a graduate of Benedictine High School. He attended Louisburg College. He is employed with eTEC Mechanical Corp. in Richmond as a human resource manager.

The bride was given in marriage by her father.

Katherine Hope Stackhouse of Goldsboro and Susan Dunlap Stackhouse of Raleigh were their sister’s maids of honor.

Bridesmaids were Jacqueline Saunders Mayfield, Bridget Saunders Losch and Valerie Saunders Poh of Mechanicsville, Va., sisters of the groom; Eleanor Scott Best of Winston-Salem and Heather Sauls Honeycutt of Dunn, cousins of the bride; Ansley Katherine Holland and Elizabeth Davis Parker of Raleigh; and Rebecca Tayloe Seegars of Goldsboro.

John Rudolph Saunders Jr. was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Frank Boehling Mayfield, Brian Michael Losch and Derek Richard Poh of Mechanicsville, brothers-in-law of the groom; Robert Michael Brown of Bermuda Run; Michael Tucker Handy of Manakin-Sabot, Va., Francis Hancock Nott Jr. of Charlotte and Gabriel Wynter Nott of Mechanicsville, cousins of the groom; Brett Stephen Christian of Mechanicsville; and Francis Raymond Boehling of Richmond.

Greeters were Sallie Mitchell Wahl of Goldsboro and Patrick Michael Mayfield of Mechanicsville, nephew of the groom.

Isabelle Doss directed the ceremony.

A program of wedding music was provided by Dr. Jeremy Thompson, organist; Krista Cala and Angela Jovanovitch, violinists; Paul Randall, trumpeter; and Kristin Shearin, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Goldsboro Country Club.

After a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple reside in Richmond.

Events held before the wedding included a wedding day brunch at Walnut Creek Country Club hosted by friends; a bridesmaids’ luncheon at the home of Emmy Mitchell hosted by Mrs. Mitchell, Sarah Ann Parker and Denise Tayloe; an engagement party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Losch in Richmond hosted by friends and family; and an engagement party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Best in Goldsboro.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Dec. 28 at Walnut Creek Country Club.

Dunn-Delbridge

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Mrs. Dunn

WINTERVILLE — Megan Michelle Delbridge and Joel Albert Dunn of Greenville exchanged vows in a single-ring ceremony Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. at Christ’s Church, with Kellar Stem officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Tom and Frances Delbridge of Rocky Mount and the granddaughter of Vernell Delbridge, the late James A. Delbridge and the late James B. and Mary Keen Warrick of Rocky Mount.

She is employed as a nurse at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

The groom is the son of James and Becky Dunn of Goldsboro and the grandson of Frances Dunn and the late James Dunn of Newton Grove and Willie and Geraldine Harris of Snow Hill.

He is employed as a recreation assistant at Greenville Parks and Recreation Department.

The bride was given in marriage by her father.

Ashley Delbridge was matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Kristi Dunn, Brandi Carter, Lexie Dodson and Danielle Merlen.

James Dunn was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Billy Dunn, Bob Dunn, Ryan Dunn and Billy Delbridge.

Abby Delbridge was flower girl.

Linda Delbridge directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Connie Gibbs and Melissa VanVoltenburg. Lindsay Tyson distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Hilary Attanas, pianist, and Emily Kicklighter and Brandi Carter, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at City Hotel and Bistro.

After a wedding trip to St. Lucia the couple reside in Greenville.

Events held before the wedding included a Christmas shower Nov. 17 in Greenville hosted by Lexie Dodson; a lingerie shower Oct. 28 at the bride’s home hosted by Frances and Ashley Delbridge; a kitchen shower Oct. 27 at Sunset Avenue Baptist Church in Rocky Mount hosted by Shari and Brandi Carter and Lou Jacobs; and a home shower Sept. 23 at Christ’s Church hosted by Connie Gibbs and Melissa VanVoltenburg.

Sutton - Hayes

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Mrs. Sutton

Wendy Marie Hayes and Jimmy C. Sutton of Grantham exchanged vows in a single-ring ceremony Oct. 8.

The bride is the daughter of Edward and Wanda Hayes of Grantham and the granddaughter of Burchel and Hettie Hayes and Sam Rutter and Lalyon Rutter Denning of Grantham.

The groom is the son of Jimmy Sutton of Mount Olive and Donna Cotton of Grantham and the grandson of Elbert and Romell Sutton of Newton Grove and Verda Cotton and the late Nevern Cotton of Grantham.

Howell - Dawson

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Mrs. Howell

Amber Nicole Dawson of Seven Springs and Jason Gene Howell exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at St. John’s Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Kenneth Stevens officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Ronnie Lee Dawson of Goldsboro and Sue Price of Seven Springs, the stepdaughter of Tracy Price of Seven Springs and the granddaughter of Catherine Dawson and the late Lee Ashton Dawson Jr. of Goldsboro and Arnold and Lou Smith and Mrs. and Mrs. Marion Barwick of Seven Springs.

She graduated form Spring Creek High School in 2003 and Wayne Community College with a certification in phlebotomy. She is employed as a phlebotomist/health care tech at Cherry Hospital.

The groom is the son of Gene Howell and Vickie Lancaster of Pikeville and the grandson of the late Llyod and Doris Howell and the late Emmett and Patsy Scott of Pikeville.

He graduated from Charles B. Aycock. He is employed as assistant manager at The Dollar Tree in Smithfield.

The bride was escorted by her father and stepfather and given in marriage by her family.

She wore an ivory strapless A-Line gown with beaded lace details and a long sleeve lace jacket with a chapel train.

Her headpiece was a silver tiara lined with diamonds.

Shayna Denham was her friend’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Lorena Howell, sister in law of the groom, and Misti Howell, sister of the groom.

Gene Howell was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Jonathan Howell, brother of the groom, and Rex Price, brother of the bride.

Ushers were Jonathan Howell, brother of the groom, and Rex Price, brother of the bride.

Ashtyn Dawson, daughter of the bride, was flower girl. Jack Britt, cousin of the bride, was ringbearer.

Debra Alphin and Judy Howell, aunts of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Kimberli Alphin, cousin of the bride. Jordyn Howell and Elizabeth Price, nieces of the bride, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Sherry Price, aunt of the bride, pianist, and Andrew Alphin, cousin of the bride, vocalist.

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

After a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., the couple reside in Pikeville.

Events held before the wedding include a miscellaneous shower Nov. 18 at Zion Community Building in Pricetown hosted by family and friends.

A rehearsal was held in the church fellowship hall. The couple chose this time to present gifts to their attendants.

Fabrega - Marcello

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Mrs. Fabrega

NEW ORLEANS — Elizabeth Wharton Marcello and Dr. Gustavo “Gus” Adolfo Fabrega exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, with Father Byron Miller and the Rev. Thomas W. Papazoglakis officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Robert John and Lesley Wharton Marcello of Thibodaux, La., and the granddaughter of Rosalie Johnson and the late John Joseph Marcello of Thibodaux, Mr. and Mrs. John Sherard Wharton of Goldsboro and the late June Young Wharton.

She is a 1999 graduate of Edward Douglas White Catholic High School in Louisiana and a 2003 graduate of Loyola University New Orleans. She is a member of Alpha Chi Omega fraternity. She is employed as an admissions counselor at Loyola University New Orleans.

The groom is the son of Dr. Ruben Dario and Antonia Ivette Mir de Fabrega of Baton Rouge, La., and the grandson of the late Dr. Ruben Dario and Sofia Lopez de Fabrega and the late Miguel Mir of Panama City, Panama, and Della Enid of Baton Rouge.

He is a 1997 graduate of Bishop Sullivan High School in Louisiana, a 2000 graduate of Louisiana State University and 2007 graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine of New Orleans. He is employed as an anesthesiology resident at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a diamond white Alencon princess line gown with cap sleeves, handbeaded with seed pearls and Swarovski crystals and a self train bustled at center back.

Her headpiece was a fingertip veil.

The bride carried a handheld cluster of ivory roses with greens.

Margaret Johnson Marcello of Thibodaux was her twin sister’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Marianne Ruth Adkins of Maineville, Ohio; Dr. Sarah Elizabeth Frost of New York City, N.Y.; Stephanie Audrey Hotard of New Orleans; and Dionne Ordoyne Magness of Gretna, La.

Dr. Miguel Gerardo Fabrega of Marrero, La., was his brother’s best man.

Groomsmen were Patrick Thomas Hymel of Baton Rouge, Matthew Simon Roussel of Austin, Texas, Oliver Joseph Serrano of Dallas, Texas and James Porter White of Pensacola, Fla.

Ushers were Jacob Barrow Daigle of Shreveport, La., and Eric Joseph Wilkinson of New Orleans.

Isabel Sofia Fabrega of Marrero, niece of the groom, and Wendy Lucille Wharton of Norman, Okla., cousin of the bride, were flower girls.

A program of wedding music was provided by Melissa Brocato, vocalist, and Brian Morgan, organist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at New Orleans Marriott.

After a wedding trip to Nassau, Bahamas, the couple reside in Alexander, Ark.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ luncheon at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans hosted by the bride and her mother; a linen and lingerie shower hosted by aunts and cousins of the bride; and a shower hosted by the bridesmaids.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Dec. 13 at Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House of New Orleans.

Brown - Coleman

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Mrs. Brown

GREENVILLE — Aria Montrice Coleman of Winterville and James Burnis Brown Jr. exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. at City Hotel and Bistro, with Elder Tony Bradley officiating.

The bride is the daughter of John R. and Debra L. Best of Goldsboro.

The groom is the son of Carolyn H. Sherrod of Greenville and the late James Brown Sr. and the grandson of Blonnie Hardy of Greenville.

After a wedding trip to the Bahamas, the couple reside in Winterville.

Lane - Glover

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Mrs. Lane

Mindy Ann Glover and William Leon “Will” Lane Jr. exchanged wedding vows in a double-ring ceremony Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the home of the bride, with the Rev. Barry Stallings and the Rev. David Allen officiating.

The bride is the daughter of David and Becky Glover of Pikeville and the granddaughter of Alton Parnell, the late Pat Parnell and the late Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Glover.

She is pursuing a degree in education with the Wachovia East Partnership program through East Carolina University. She is employed as an instructional assistant at Northwest Elementary School.

The groom is the son of William and Judy Lane of Rockwell and the grandson of Bonnie Adams, the late Billy Adams and the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lane.

He is employed as a professional singer with the Driven Quartet, a gospel group based in Charlotte.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white matte satin gown with a Queen Ann sweetheart neckline accented with beaded long sleeves tapered in at the wrist. The bodice was enhanced with Alencon lace decorated with seed pearls and highlighted with a Basque waistline. The back of the gown featured a sheer overlay covered with crystal beading and finished with satin-covered buttons. The full ballroom skirt was embellished with matching Alencon lace appliqués and a scalloped hemline that flowed into a Castilian-length train.

Kelly Finch of Pikeville was her sister’s matron of honor, while Amy Johnson of Raleigh, friend of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Amy Reinhardt of Concord, sister of the groom, and Mary Beth Hooks of Raleigh, Paige Howell of Pikeville and Crystal Gray of Goldsboro, friends of the bride.

William Lane Sr. was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Ron Porter of Matthews, Jason Funderburk of Indian Trail, Chad Smith of Taylorsville and Alex Woolard of Sneads Ferry, friends of the groom; Gary Reinhart of Concord, brother-in-law of the groom; and Edwin Finch of Pikeville, brother-in-law of the bride.

Samantha Futrelle and Meredith Futrelle, cousins of the bride, were junior bridesmaids.

Aaron Parnell and Bradley Glover of Pikeville, cousins of the bride, were acolytes.

Shari Stewart, friend of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Dana and Johnny Johnson.

Stephanie Smith was a special helper.

George and Renee Futrelle greeted guests. Dennis and Kathryne Parnell said good-byes.

A program of music was provided by Carlota Clevenger, harpist; Paige Barwick, violinist; and Renee Futrelle, pianist; and Kelly Finch, Willie Lane Sr. and the groom, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Lane Tree Golf Club. Martie McCall was director. Reception elves were Lyndsey and Cassie Parnell, Elizabeth Harts and Taylor Glover. Charles and Judy Fitch and Phyllis and Jerry Kirby greeted guests.

After a wedding trip to Bryson City, the couple reside in Pikeville.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaid’s brunch Dec. 7 at the home of Martie McCall hosted by Leslie Parsons and Ms. McCall; a tree trimming party Dec. 1 at the home of the bride hosted by friends of the bride; a surprise shower Nov. 29 at Northwest Elementary School hosted by Mrs. Lewis’ fourth-grade class; a surprise shower Nov. 19 at Northwest Elementary School hosted by Mrs. Coerver’s first-grade class; a lingerie shower Nov. 10 at the Finch home hosted by Phyllis Kirby, Judy Fitch and Kelly Finch; a bachelorette weekend Nov. 10 in Atlantic Beach hosted by Martie McCall; a miscellaneous shower Nov. 4 at Pleasant Grove Free Will Baptist Church hosted by friends and family; a miscellaneous shower Oct. 23 hosted by the staff of Northwest School; a lawn and garden shower Oct. 23 at the home of Crystal Gray hosted by Elizabeth Fleming, Paige Howell and Ms. Gray; a miscellaneous shower Sept. 29 at the home of Cheryl Hooks hosted by Amy Johnson, Mary Beth Hooks, Beth Hooks, Ms. Hooks and Jennifer Johnson; a recipe shower Aug. 26 at the home of Christine Satterfield hosted by Ms. Satterfield, Georgia Crumpler and Maude Pittman; and a Hawaiian luau and gift card shower July 23 at the home of Kelly and Edwin Finch hosted by the Finches.

The groom’s family held a rehearsal dinner was held Dec. 7 at Mike’s Farm.

Wells - Smith

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Mrs. Wells

KINSTON — Amy Michelle Holton Smith of Goldsboro and Ronald David Wells II of Greenville exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. at Queen Street United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jonathan Hewitt officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Orville Paul Holton of Vanceboro and Cynthia Ann Koonce Johnson of Grifton, the stepdaughter of Linwood Johnson and Lynda Holton and the granddaughter of Ollie Estelle Oakley, the late Paul Wesley Holton and the late Mitchell and Flora Lilly Hainey Koonce of New Bern.

She attended South Lenoir High School and Lenoir Community College and is a graduate of East Carolina University School of Education with a Bachelor of Science degree in special education and a concentration in psychology and early childhood credentials pre-kindergarten through third at Edcombe-Nash Mental Health. She is employed as an exceptional children’s English/history teacher at Southern Wayne High School.

The groom is the son of Ronald David and Ann Margaret Caudle Wells of Greensboro and the grandson of the late James Aurthur and Birdie Handy Wells of Danville, Va., and Margaret Caudle and the late John Caudle of Greensboro.

He attended New Bern High School and East Carolina University’s construction management program and is a graduate of Craven Community College with an Associate of Science degree in electrical engineering. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree.

The bride was escorted by her father.

She wore a formal white medieval-style dress with a chapel-length train. It was satin with chiffon overlay embellished with clear luminous beads and sequins embroidered with white satin forget-me-nots. The neckline was sheer, beaded and draped across the shoulders. The sleeves were long, sheer, beaded and embroidered chiffon draped from the elbow.

Her headpiece was blue satin roses with a veil that was cinched at the back with white satin roses.

The bride carried a bouquet of pink roses.

Carla Stevens Pearce was matron of honor, while Keri O’Donnell Worrell was maid of honor.

Ronald David Wells was his son’s best man.

Jed Watson, friend of the couple, was the groomsman.

Ushers were Christopher Ruff, friend of the couple; Linwood Johnson, stepfather of the bride; and Paul Holton, father of the bride.

Aylish Lillian Smith was the junior bridesmaid.

Alexander James Wells was ringbearer.

Angela Eubank Becton directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Kayla Lynn James. Christina Brianne Worrell distributed programs.

Joseph Arunski and Brandon Holton were acolytes.

A program of wedding music was provided by Maebelle White, vocalist; Jacob Mewborn, organist; and Katie Dixon, special music.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the garden house at Frenchman’s Creek at Kinstonian Family Restaurant.

After a wedding trip to Kill Devil Hills and the Outer Banks, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Pearce of Princeton hosted by the Pearces and a groom’s party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Linwood Johnson hosted by Eric Holton, brother of the bride.

A rehearsal dinner was held at Kinstonian Family Restaurant.

Barwick - Thompson

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Mrs. Barwick

DUDLEY — Brooke Elizabeth Thompson and Carl Wesley Barwick exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at Brodgen United Methodist Church, with Pastor Shirley Acker Ward officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Lloyd Carl and Vickie Radford Thompson of Dudley and the granddaughter of Patsy Thompson, the late Lloyd Thompson and the late Ted and Dora Mae Radford of Dudley.

She is a 2000 graduate of Southern Wayne High School and a 2005 graduate of Johnston Community College with a paralegal degree. She is employed as a paralegal with Wayne County Clerk of Court.

The groom is the son of Carl Benjamin Barwick and Lisa Ward Barwick of Goldsboro and the grandson of Jo Melton of Goldsboro, the late Benjamin Barwick of Creedmoor and the late Douglas and Katherine Ward of Marion, Ala.

He is a 2001 graduate of Southern Wayne High School and a 2004 graduate of Wayne Community College with a welding degree. He is employed as a welder with Harris Steel.

The bride was escorted by her father and son, Seth Thompson, and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white satin crepe A-line gown with a V-neck front and back accented with pearls .

She carried a single pink rose.

Karla Thompson Fry was her sister’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Ashley Nicole Barwick and Lacey Michelle Barwick, sisters of the groom.

Carl Benjamin Barwick was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Bill Harrell and Danny Edwards, friends of the couple.

Ushers were Bob Hunter, Tommy Baker and Ronnie Whaley, members of Mar Mac Volunteer Fire Department honor guard.

Rachael Taryn Wall, friend of the bride, was flower girl.

Carolyn Cox, friend of the bride’s family, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Stephanie McPhail, friend of the bride. Kelsey Holloman and Tricia Ingram distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Jimmy Barnhill, pianist; Kelly Wall, vocalist; and Kenny Brown and Jim Musick, sound technicians.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s family held a reception in the church fellowship hall. Special helpers were Frankye Watson, Jackye Cushing, Laura Daughtry, Mary Jo Wiggins and Carolyn Lewis. Wesley and Barbara Dills presented the wedding cake decorated in fall colors.

After a wedding trip to Emerald Isle, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bachelorette weekend Nov. 10 and 11 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., hosted by friends of the bride; a bachelor party Nov. 9 hosted by friends of the groom; and a miscellaneous shower Sept. 23 at Brodgen United Methodist Church hosted by friends and family of the couple.

The groom’s family held a rehearsal dinner Nov. 17 at Brodgen United Methodist Church.

Ellis - Perkins

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Mrs. Ellis

LOUISBURG — Nichole Marie Perkins of Goldsboro and Ronnie Franklin Ellis of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. at Freedom and Deliverance Outreach Center, with the Rev. Mark Hodge officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Robert and Hilde Kelsey of Belton, Mo., and the granddaughter of Helen McBride of Kansas City, Mo., and the late Howell McBride.

She is employed as an RN at Physician’s East of Greenville and Immediate Care.

The groom is the son of Billy Ellis of Goldsboro and Dolly Ellis of LaGrange and the grandson of the late Kirby and Elizabeth Ellis and the late Hubert and Lucille Minshew.

He is employed with AT&T.

The bride was escorted by her son, Dylan Perkins.

She wore an A-line gown with a laced V-neckline and shirred waist detailing. It had Swarovski crystal detail on the bodice and skirt.

Britanni Ellis, daughter of the groom, was maid of honor.

Dylan Perkins, son of the bride, was best man.

Logan Perkins, son of the bride, was the groomsman.

Bailee Ellis, daughter of the groom, was the junior bridesmaids.

A reception will be held at the beginning of the year.

After a wedding trip to Raleigh, the couple reside in Saulston. They will take a cruise to the Bahamas in January.

Gardner - Hardison

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Mrs. Gardner

Jessica Renee Hardison and Tyler Gardner exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. at Pine Forest United Methodist Church, with Billy Olsen officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Elmore and Katherine Hardison of Calypso and the granddaughter of the late Ellis Hardison and Sudie Hardison of Mount Olive and Mack McClenny and the late Doris McClenny of Clinton.

She is a 2002 graduate of North Duplin High School. She is employed as an EMT intermediate at Wayne County EMS.

The groom is the son of Timothy and Teresa Gardner of Goldsboro and the grandson of Esther Gardner, the late John Carter “J.C.” Gardner and Donald and Annette Radford of Goldsboro.

He is a 2002 graduate of Rosewood High School and a 2004 graduate of Wayne Community College with a turf grass management degree. He is employed as a tech-1 inspector with the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal gown of white satin with a strapless neckline. The bodice was enchanted with beading. The skirt was semi-cathedral with a slit in the back outlined in beading.

Her headpiece was a crystal and pearl tiara with a fingertip-length veil trimmed in satin.

The bride carried a bouquet of white calla lilies.

Jillneal Cotton was her sister’s matron of honor, while Tiffany Swinson, friend of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Lauren Gardner, sister of the groom; Jesi Knowles-Brock and Wendy Carter, friends of the bride; and Lindsey Pearsall, cousin of the bride.

Tim Gardner was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Walter Render, David Grice and Jason Smith, friends of the groom; Dewayne Hardison, brother of the bride; and Chris Ginn, cousin of the groom.

Ushers were Chris Cotton, brother-in-law of the bride; Chris Pearsall, cousin of the bride; and Chris Howell, friend of the groom.

Haley Cotton, niece of the bride, and Emilee Swinson, cousin of the groom, were flower girls. Hunter Cotton, nephew of the bride, and Danny Capps, cousin of the groom, were ringbearers.

Susan Pearsall, aunt of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Ellen Ginn, cousin of the groom. Ellen Pope, cousin of the groom, distributed programs.

Jesi Knowles-Brock, Gena Wall, Pat Holland, Sahannon Booth and Rodney and Anne Dunn were special helpers.

A program of wedding music was provided by Patsy Gardner, cousin of the groom, pianist, and Robin and Walton Aycock, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Southern Wayne Country Club.

After a wedding trip to Bedford, Va., the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a Christmas Shower Oct. 28 at the home of Jillneal Cotton hosted by Mrs. Cotton, Lauren Gardner and Joyce Cotton; a bachelorette and bachelor party Oct. 29 hosted by friends of the couple; a miscellaneous shower Oct. 7 hosted by Faison Rescue; a bridal shower Sept. 30 at Free Chapel Church hosted by the groom’s family; a bridal shower Sept. 23 at Pine Forest Church hosted by the adult Sunday school class; and a miscellaneous shower Sept. 22 at the home of the bride’s mother hosted by the bride’s family.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Nov. 2 at Pine Forest Church.

Heath - Combs

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Mrs. Heath

KENLY — Angela Christine Combs and James “J.C.” Ian Heath exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. at Rains Crossroads Original Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Calvin A. Heath, father of the groom, officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Gerald Alan and Emerie Ruggles Combs of Pikeville and the granddaughter of Charlotte Faye Combs and the late Fred Combs Jr. of Franklin, Keiko Ruggles of Goldsboro and the late Allen Ruggles of Littleton, N.H.

The groom is the son of Calvin Archer and Debra Gaskins Heath of Kenly and the grandson of Lillian Heath of Cove City and Patricia Bennett of Vanceboro.

After a wedding trip to Wrightsville Beach, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Maynard - Casey

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Mrs. Maynard

GREENVILLE — Bonnie Janelle Casey and John Frank Maynard exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at Red Oak Christian Church, with the Rev. David Cox officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Ray Casey of Winterville and the granddaughter of the late Joseph and Thelma Casey and the late Ralph and Betsy Bright.

She is a graduate of D.H. Conely High School and Pitt Community College with an associate degree in medical sonography. She is employed as a sonographer at Pitt County Memorial and Roanoke-Chowan hospitals.

The groom is the son of Jimmy and Jona Price Maynard of Grifton and the grandson of Virginia D. Maynard and the late John Frank Maynard of Grifton and Tommy and Frances Price of Goldsboro.

He graduated from Ayden-Grifton High School. He is employed as a project manager at NaturChem.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

Jessica Mitchell of Grifton was her sister’s matron of honor, while Kelly Casey of Winterville, sister of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Meredith Dent of Winterville and Kim White of Ayden, friends of the bride; Ashpley Matthews of Winterville and Shannon Stocks of Grifton, friends of the couple; and April White of Charlotte and Dawn White-Mills of Wilmington, cousins of the bride.

Scotty Brinson of Greenville, was his friend’s best man.

Groomsmen were Kevin Aycock of Snow Hill, Will Moore of Kinston and Mitch Blake of Greenville, friends of the groom; Jonathan Capps of Charlotte and Kelly Matthews of Winterville, friends of the couple; and Charles Mitchel of Grifton, brother-in-law of the bride.

Emily Brinson of Greenville was flower girl. Keegan Mills of Wilmington, cousin of the bride, was ringbearer.

Jackie Shaw of Bethel directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Jean Cayton of Grimesland and Sandy Carson of Bath.

A program of wedding music was provided by Samuel Jones of Ayden, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, a dinner reception was held at Yankee Hall Plantation. A wedding cake with strawberry, lemon and chocolate fillings was served.

After a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple reside in Bell Arthur.

Events held before the wedding included showers hosted by family and friends of the couple.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Oct. 4 at The Depot of Grifton.

Peeden - Newell

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Mrs. Peeden

PRINCETON — Amanda Gail Newell of Princeton and Roger Lynn Peeden Jr. of Princeton exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. at Baker’s Chapel Church, with the Rev. Donald Massey officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Randy Newell of Goldsboro and Mr. and Mrs. Harold “Speed” Jones of Goldsboro, the granddaughter of the late Simeon Newell Jr., Louise Newel and Lonnie and Mary Ella Best of Goldsboro and the great-granddaughter of Jennie Kornegay.

She graduated from Rosewood High School in 2003 and attends Wayne Community College for a degree in early childhood development. She is employed with the child care center at Wayne Community College.

The groom is the son of Roger Lynn Peeden Sr. and Martha Peeden of Princeton and the grandson of Faye Carter, Carson Carter, Louise Sorensen and the late Jim Sorensen.

He graduated from Princeton High School. He is employed with Princeton Fire and Rescue Dept.

The bride was escorted by her father and stepfather and given in marriage by her family.

She wore a candlelight white satin dress trimmed in red satin with a red satin bow on the back.

Her headpiece was a crystal tiara with rhinestones.

The bride carried a bouquet of red and white roses.

Melissa Peacock was matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Kimberly P. Petit and Cindy Chapel.

Roger Lynn Peeden Sr. was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Chris Petit and Charles Bass.

McKayla Ward was flower girl. Christian Peeden was ringbearer.

Wanda Tyndall directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Cindy Newell. Nicole Miller distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Frankie Whaley, pianist; and Carlton and Renee Hinson, vocalists; and Chris Petit.

Following the ceremony, the groom’s family held a reception at Princeton Community Building.

After a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., the couple reside in Princeton.

Events held before the wedding included a shower Oct. 14 hosted by the groom’s mother and family; a shower Sept. 9 at Providence United Methodist Church hosted by the mother, grandmother and friends; and a party Aug. 25 at the home of Lonnie and Mary Best.

The bride’s mother, stepfather, grandmother and friends held a rehearsal dinner at Princeton Community Building.

Shadle - Weeks

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Mrs. Shadle

Kymberly Nicole Weeks and James Albert Shadle Jr. exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. at Thunder Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Rev. Larry Cain, friend of the bride, officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rex A. Lewis of Mount Olive, the granddaughter of Hetty Whitfield and Glenn Weeks of Mount Olive, the late James G. “J.G.” Whitfield, Janice Lynn M. Weeks of Faison and the late Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow “Buck” Lewis of Dobbersville and the great-granddaughter of Ruth K. Murphy of Faison and the late Harvey C. Murphy.

She is a 2005 honor graduate of Southern Wayne High School. She is employed with Best Gas and Grill Inc.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Shadle Sr. of Goldsboro and the grandson of Nancy Galestine of Australia and the late Elsie Strausser of Pennsylvania.

He served in the Army. He is employed with the North Carolina Forestry Service at Georgia Pacific.

The bride was escorted by her father and presented in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal gown of candlelight shantung silk with a sweetheart neckline with shoulder poufs. Cutout French lace handbeaded with clear iridescent sequins and pearls embellished the fitted bodice and Basque waistline. The full skirt was detailed with cutout lace motifs and flowed into a chapel-length train finished with a beaded lace trim. It was worn by her aunt, Angela W. Britt, at her wedding 10 years ago.

Her headpiece was a halo of silk rosettes accented with clear iridescent sequins and seed pearls with two layers of sheer illusion that flowed to fingertip-length with a satin ribbon trim.

The bride carried an arm bouquet of red roses.

Jamie E. Brock was her friend’s maid of honor.

David B. Shadle was his brother’s best man.

Ushers were Rodney R. Lewis, cousin of the bride, and Kenneth R. Fields Jr., friend of the groom.

Lindy K. Bustabad, friend of the bride, was the junior bridesmaid. John W. Britt and James L. Britt, twin cousins of the bride, were junior ushers.

Reagan E. Bustabad, friend of the bride, was flower girl.

Angela W. Britt, aunt of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Fields Sr., friends of the groom.

Bride’s assistants were Anita Martin and Debbie Jordan, friends of the bride.

A program of wedding music was provided by W. Steele Sasser, pianist, and Jimmy L. Martin, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception in the church fellowship hall. Mr. and Mrs. O. Ray Best Jr., friends of the bride, greeted guests. Mr. and Mrs. Grover Nelms, uncle and aunt of the bride, and Jean McNeill, friend of the bride, were directors.

Events held before the wedding included a floating bridal shower Nov. 11 at Thunder Swamp Church fellowship hall hosted by great-aunts of the bride.

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Ray Lewis, uncle and aunt of the bride, held a rehearsal dinner Nov. 30 at Murphy’s Place. The couple chose this time to present gifts to their attendants.

Ivey - Sledge

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Mrs. Ivey

BEAUFORT — Meghann Amanda Sledge and Emery Donald Ivey exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 20t at 5 p.m. at Lennoxville Point, with Tom Mason officiating.

The bride is the daughter of David Stephen and Stephanie Whaley Sledge of Morehead City and the granddaughter of the late Gordon Ward and Betty Sledge Ballou of Morehead City and G.T. and Katherine Roach Whaley of Raleigh.

The groom is the son of Robert Wilson and Donna Marlowe Ivey of Goldsboro and the grandson of Harry and Molly Wilson Ivey of Goldsboro and Donald Ray and Jean Bass Marlowe of Fremont.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a an ivory floor-length strapless sheath dress with an empire waist and beading on the bodice.

Her headpiece was a fingertip-length veil trimmed in ivory satin.

The bride carried a bouquet of gardenias and white lillianthus.

Tina Marie Hill was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Kaitlin Rebecca Sledge and Emily Isabelle Sledge, sisters of the bride; Lydia Marlowe Ivey, sister of the groom; Jessica Leigh Ferrari; Catherine Grace Montanye; and Kristi Porter Anderson.

Robert Wilson Ivey was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Todd Williams Nunn, Jeffrey Paul Nunn, John Magette Seegars, Hunter Lee Steed, Marc Bredon Lutcavage, Alfred Benjamin Goodrich III, Maxwell Jeffreys Weaver, Darryl Ross Kennedy, Daniel Ray Holmes and Robert Kader Crawford, cousin of the groom.

Taylor Samantha Sledge, daughter of the bride, was the junior bridesmaid.

Anne Scott Fitzpatrick, cousin of the bride, was flower girl. Matthew Scott Fitzpatrick, cousin of the bride, was ringbearer.

A program of wedding music was provided by Kevin Sledge, cousin of the bride, guitarist.

Following the ceremony, the couple’s parents held a reception at the home of the groom’s family in Beaufort.

After a wedding trip to Barbados, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner and dance at Morehead City Country Club.

Laymon - Jennings

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Mrs. Laymon

WILMINGTON — Dana Elizabeth Jennings and Michael Alan Laymon of Wilmington exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. at Airlie Gardens, with the Rev. Donnie King officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Lee Jennings Jr. of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Dorothy Jennings and the late John Lee Jennings Sr. of Snug Harbor and the late Mr. and Mrs. Amos Richard of New Bedford, Mass.

She is a graduate of Arendell Parrott Academy and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a bachelor’s degree in business and human resources. She is employed as a membership administrator with Wilmington Association of Realtors.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Laymon of Knightdale and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Laymon of Knightdale and Marie Luciani and the late Vincent J. Luciani of Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

He is a graduate of East Wake High School and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a bachelor’s degree in geography. He is employed with Wachovia Bank.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

Rebecca Lee was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Lauren Jennings, sister of the bride, Ashley Shivar, Hannah Lee and Georgieanne Stewart.

Bracken Gentry was best man.

Groomsmen were Daniel Laymon, brother of the groom, Jason Bostian, Will Miller and Derek Brewer.

Abigail and Keilah Panz were flower girls. Price King was ring bearer.

A program of wedding music was provided by Jake Taylor and The Johnny Dollar Band.

After a wedding trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple reside in Wilmington.

Events held before the wedding included showers hosted by Judy Payne and Mary Morris, Tammy and Greg Lee, staff of Goldsboro Skin Center, Sandra, Katie and Marie Laymon and the Potter’s Class of Bethlehem Baptist Church of Knightdale and a pig picking hosted by Mary and Lee Laymon.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at Wilson’s Restaurant.

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Mrs. Stevens

PRINCETON — Alicia Lynne Cox and Bradley Wayne Stevens exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. at Whitley Church, with the Rev. Jason Sherman and the Rev. Andy Stovall officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Donnie and Janice Cooke of Goldsboro and Leonard and Carol Cox of Four Oaks and the granddaughter of Lester Cox and the late Nona Rene Cox of Four Oaks, Harold and Ruth Edwards of Princeton and the late Hazel Overbee of Goldsboro.

She graduated from Rosewood High School in 2001 and Appalachian State University in 2005 with a degree in mathematics education. She is employed as a high school math teacher at South Johnston High School.

The groom is the son of Jerry and Joyce Stevens of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late Woodrow and Mary Stevens of Grantham and Mavis Grice and the late Arthur Grice of Micro.

He graduated from Southern Wayne High School in 2000 and Wayne Community College in 2004 with a degree in forestry. He is employed as a tree improvement orchard manager at Claridge State Nursery.

The bride was escorted by her father and stepfather and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a satin halter A-line gown with a split front accented by beaded lace with a lace-up back and chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a crystal tiara with rhinestone flowers and a fingertip veil with a beaded scalloped edge.

The bride carried a clutch bouquet of miniature white calla lilies, white and pink roses and stephanotis accented with pearls.

Kristy Brantham of High Point was her friend’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Erika Best of Greenville, Ashley Dixon of Goldsboro, Becky Little of Mocksville, Jennifer Raimo of Raleigh and Abby Cockman of Greensboro, friends of the bride.

Jerry Stevens was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Chris Dail of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Mark Stevens of Raleigh, brothers of the groom, and Maulin Patel, Travis Hollowell and Brandon Tucker of Goldsboro, friends of the groom.

Ushers were David Radford and Joseph Capps of Goldsboro, friends of the groom.

Caitlyn Dail, niece of the groom, was flower girl. Cody and Caden Dail, nephews of the groom, were ringbearers.

Brenda Herring, aunt of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Carolyn Jernigan, cousin of the groom. Patrick and Peyton Overbee, cousins of the bride, distributed programs.

Greeters were Rex and Pam Lipscomb and Dennis and Pam Stewart.

A program of wedding music was provided by Betty Grantham, friend of the bride, pianist, and the Rev. Andy Stovall, Lauren Grantham and David Wiley, friends of the bride, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s family held a reception in Rosewood Baptist Church’s Braswell Hall.

After a wedding cruise to Key West and Calica, the couple reside in Bentonville.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ luncheon Nov. 17 at Whitley Church hosted by family of the bride; a lingerie shower Oct. 27 hosted by friends of the bride; a miscellaneous shower Oct. 14 at Whitley Church hosted by friends and family of the bride; and a miscellaneous shower Oct. 13 at Blackjack Original Free Will Baptist Church hosted by the groom’s family.

The groom’s family held a rehearsal dinner Nov. 16 at Whitley Church.

Benfield - Hardison

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Mrs. Benfield

CAROLINA BEACH — Mary Elizabeth Hardison of Raleigh and Mark Daniel Benfield exchanged vows in a double-ring beach ceremony Sept. 15 at 3:30 p.m., with Danny Benfield, father of groom, officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Jim and Carol Hardison of Fremont .

The groom is the son of Danny and Ellen Benfield of Raleigh.

After a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple reside in Raleigh.

James - Clerkin

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Mrs. James

CATONSVILLE, Md. — Shannon E. Clerkin of Baltimore, Md., and Stephen W. James of Baltimore exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, with Deacon Webster James officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Joseph E. Clerkin Sr. of Centreville, Va., and Susan J. McNamee of Prince Frederick, Md., the stepdaughter of Michelle Clerkin and the granddaughter of the late Rita and Patrick Clerkin of Stratford, N.J., and James S. and Dorothy M. McNamee of Laurel Springs, N.J.

She graduated from Towson University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and sociology/criminal justice. She is employed as a criminal justice statistician at the U.S. Census Bureau.

The groom is the son of Webster A. and Celia W. James of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late George M. and Gertrude F. James of Ponce Inlet, Fla., and John D. and Mary N. Wooten of Holly Hill, Fla.

He graduated from Eastern Wayne High School in 1997 and Appalachain State University in 2003 with a degree in information systems. He is employed as an IT specialist at the U.S. Census Bureau.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her family.

Kim Nicholas was her sister’s matron of honor, while Sharon Roberts was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Stacey Clerkin, sister-in-law of the bride, and Jennifer Terry, sister of the groom.

Joshua Garfield was best man.

Groomsmen were Jason Johnson, Frank Braswell III, Brad O’Hara, Jason Idilbi and Jeff Settle.

Ashleigh Nicholas and Kayla Clerkin were junior bridesmaids.

Morgan Clerkin and Emily Clerkin was flower girls.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Overhills Mansion in Catonsville.

After a wedding trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple reside in Halethorpe, Md.

A rehearsal dinner was held at Ray Lewis’ Full Moon Barbecue in Baltimore City.

Jeffers - Waddell

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Mrs. Jeffers

Diana Kathleen Waddell and Jeremy Dowell Jeffers exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. at Saint Mary Roman Catholic Church, with Father Tom Norris officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Gerald and Patricia Waddell of Goldsboro.

She is a graduate of Wayne Christian School, Wayne Community College with an associate in arts degree and Mount Olive College with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. She is employed as a biologist at Talecris Biotherapeutics.

The groom is the son of Philip C. and Noelina Jeffers of Goldsboro.

He is a graduate of Southern Wayne High School and Mount Olive College with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a minor in chemistry. He is employed as a chemist at Talecris Biotherapeutics.

The bride was escorted by the groom.

Shannon Prasad was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Stephany LaFlamme and Anjie McCumbee.

Philip Jeffers was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Brandon Faucette, Kevin Coghill, Ranier Jeffers and Philip G. Jeffers.

Juliana Jeffers and Grace Jeffers were junior bridesmaids.

Philip M. Jeffers was ringbearer.

Scripture readers were Jonathan Waters, Detris King and Marc Facundo.

A program of wedding music was provided by Kim Honeycutt, pianist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base’s Enlisted Club.

After a wedding trip to Elk Creek, Va., the couple reside in Rosewood.

Events held before the wedding included a shower Oct. 23 hosted by co-workers of the bride; a shower Oct. 16 hosted by co-workers of the groom; and a shower Aug. 11 hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Krishna Prasad.

A rehearsal dinner was held at the home of the couple.

Nelson - Plasky

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Mrs. Nelson

KINSTON — Mary Elizabeth Plasky and Bryan Patrick Nelson exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. at the home of the parents, with Pastor Juanita Crawford officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Joseph G. and Sandra Sue Plasky of Kinston and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Plasky of Taylors, S.C., and the late Louis Day and Mrs. Day of Clarksburg, W.Va.

She was employed with the Wayne County Department of Social Services.

The groom is the son of retired Col. David and Kathy Nelson of New Bern and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Russell H. Nelson of Prairie du Sac, Wisc., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Shonsey of Denver, Colo.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a classic titanic dress.

Her headpiece was a Swarovski crown of silver beads and pearls.

The bride carried an autumn bouquet.

Stephanie Stepps was matron of honor.

Kevin Nelson was best man.

A program of wedding music was provided by James Morris and Matt Castlone, guitarists.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a dinner reception at Kinston Country Club.

After a wedding trip to Charleston, S.C., the couple reside in New Bern.

Events held before the wedding included a cocktail shower Nov. 3 at the home of Jane Walter in Kinston hosted by Ms. Walter and Dr. and Mrs. Frank Sabiston; a brunch Oct. 7 at the home of the parents hosted by the bride’s sisters; a cocktail party and cookout Oct. 5 at the home of the bride’s sister and brother-in-law; and a shower July 19 hosted by co-workers of the bride.

Young - Edwards

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Mrs. Young

BENTONVILLE — Summer Michelle Edwards and John Bradley Young exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. at St. John Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Rev. Richard Parson officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Luby “Doodle” Wiley Edwards Jr. and Janice Howell Edwards of Grantham and the granddaughter of Esther Edwards and the late Bill Edwards of Goldsboro and Howard and Mildred Howell of Grantham.

She is a 1999 graduate of Southern Wayne High School and a 2002 graduate of Wayne Community College with an associate degree in business administration. She is employed as the 4-H program assistant with the Wayne County Cooperative Extension/4-H Program.

The groom is the son of James Gardner and Diane Blakely Young of Dunn and the grandson of the late John and Lovie Young of Dunn and the late T.R. and Virginia Blakely of Jamestown.

He is a 1997 graduate of Triton High School. He is employed as a parts consultant at Bleeker Chevrolet.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a strapless gown of white satin with a sweetheart neckline. The bodice and chapel-length train were adorned with embellishments.

Her headpiece was a two-tiered fingertip veil

The bride carried a clutch bouquet of autumn chrysanthemums and button mums wrapped in white organza ribbon.

Misty E. Johnson was her sister’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Ashley Howell and Wendy Young, cousins of the bride.

James G. Young was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Jamie Edwards, brother of the bride; Wesley Young, brother of the groom; and William Youngblood, cousin of the groom.

Chloe Edwards, niece of the bride, was the junior bridesmaid.

Haley Edwards and Meredith Johnson, nieces of the bride, were flower girls.

Ann Dennning directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Kenneth and Vickey Sanderson.

A program of wedding music was provided by Jean Parson, pianist, and Nicki Sanderson, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception in the church fellowship hall.

After a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple reside in Dunn.

Events held before the wedding included a pantry shower Nov. 8 at Pizza Inn hosted by co-workers of the bride; a lingerie shower Oct. 19; a bridal shower Sept. 23 at St. John Church hosted by the bride’s family and church women’s ministry; and a bridal shower Sept. 8 at Grove Presbyterian Church hosted by the groom’s family and friends.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at the church.

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Mrs. Capps

PINE KNOLL SHORES — Crystal Lynn Wiley of Goldsboro and Patrick Bryan Capps exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the North Carolina Aquarium, with Michael Hamm officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Douglas and Rebecca Wiley of Shalimar, Fla., and William and Debbie Effler of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Iris Wiley of Shalimar, the late Douglas Wiley of West Palm Beach, Fla., James and Norma Hall of Charleston, W.Va., the late Carter Hudson of Fayetteville and Merle Effler and the late Werner Effler of Goldsboro.

She is a 2003 honor graduate of Southern Wayne High School and attends Wayne Community College for an associate degree. She is employed as a claims technician at Sentry Insurance.

The groom is the son of Keith and Vonnie Capps of Goldsboro and the grandson of Dollie Capps, the late Guy Capps, Jean Dize and the late Harry Dize of Goldsboro.

He is a 2003 graduate of Southern Wayne High School, a 2006 graduate Wayne Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training Program and an associate degree in Criminal Justice. He is employed as a police officer at Goldsboro Police Department.

The bride was escorted by her fathers and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a satin halter neckline with crystal beading and sequins, a lace-up bodice back, a chapel train and a red sash and streamers.

Her headpiece was a mid-length veil with red satin trim.

The bride carried a bouquet of pink stargazer lilies with red tulips.

Stephanie Abrams-Huffman was her friend’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Sandra Pender and Amanda Abrams of Goldsboro and Ruby Quintanilla of Faison, friends of the bride.

Keith Capps was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Joseph Capps of Goldsboro, brother of the groom, and Eddie Campbell and Loren Deitz of Goldsboro, friends of the groom.

Leilani Wiley of Goldsboro, niece of the bride, was flower girl.

Angela Abrams of Goldsboro, friend of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Elizabeth White of Goldsboro, friend of the couple.

Becky Davis, special events coordinator at the North Carolina Aquarium was a special helper.

A program of wedding music was provided by Angela Abrams of Goldsboro, friend of the bride, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the North Carolina Aquarium.

After a wedding trip to Atlantic Beach, the couple reside in Rosewood.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower Aug. 12 at the home of the bride hosted by the bride’s mother.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Oct. 19 at Sanitary Fishmarket Restaurant in Morehead City.

Hill - Reaves

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Mrs. Hill

CAROLINA BEACH — Brittney Lynn Reaves and Derek Glenn Hill of Wilmington exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 6 at 12:45 p.m. at Fort Fisher, with Marty Gurganous officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Bert Reaves and Gina Reaves of Southport and the granddaughter of George and Hilda Reaves and Jerry and Betty Saunders of Wilmington.

The groom is the son of Jerry Hill of Rocky Point and Tammy Gardner of Pikeville, the stepson of Pepper Hill and the grandson of Envid and Helen Hill of Snow Hill and Hoss and Dorothy Gardner of Pikeville.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

Candace Reaves was her sister’s maid of honor.

Jerry Hill was his son’s best man.

A program of wedding music was provided by Lucas Gurby, violinist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Boiling Springs Community Building.

After a wedding trip to the mountains and Mexico, the couple reside in Castle Hayne.

Events held before the wedding included a party hosted by the couple’s mothers.

A rehearsal dinner was held at Texas Road House.

Jackson - Parvin

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Mrs. Jackson

MOUNT OLIVE — Lauren Ashley Parvin and Brentley Allen Jackson exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, with Dr. Dennis Atwood and the Rev. Christopher Turner officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James DeWayne Parvin of Mount Olive and the granddaughter of Ruth Martin Parker and the late Louis O. Parker of Mount Olive and Velma Edwards Parvin and the late James Burbank Parvin of Washington.

She is a graduate of Southern Wayne High School and a magna cum laude graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in human ecology with a concentration in social work and education. She was presented at the 2005 North Carolina Debutante Ball. She is employed as an intern social worker at Mount Olive Middle School.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Allen Jackson of Newton Grove and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Franklin Warren, Maggie Herring Jackson and the late Norman Allen Jackson of Newton Grove.

He graduated from South Johnston High School in Benson. He is employed as president of B and E Farms of Newton Grove.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore an A-line ivory Italian satin gown with a halter-style neckline embellished with Swarovski crystal beading accented with gold embroidery. The skirt flowed into an extended royal cathedral train decorated with matching beaded embroidery.

Her headpiece was a Renaissance headband with a scroll design set in rhinestones.

The bride carried a cascading bouquet of red roses with purple accents wrapped in white satin tied with golden rings that belonged to her Grandfather Parker and great-aunt Margaret Martin.

Natalie Parvin Griffith of Mount Pleasant, S.C., was her sister’s matron of honor, while Bridget Gail Parvin of Chapel Hill, sister of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Kelly Diana Parker of Mount Olive, cousin of the bride, and Mallory Laine Albertson of Raleigh, Magen Nichole Clarke of Faison, Jordan Kristin Gore of Wilmington and Laura Michelle Lee and Ashley Paige Townsend of Greenville, friends of the bride.

Robert Allen Jackson was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Eric Brooks Jackson of Newton Grove, brother of the groom; Ashley Lance Warren of Newton Grove and Bruce Franklin Warren Jr. of Goldsboro, uncles of the groom; John Ashley Westrook of Newton Grove, friend of the groom; Benjamin Burgess Griffith of Mount Pleasant, brother-in-law of the bride; Wesley Parker of Garner, cousin of the bride; and Benjamin Aaron Soistman of Mount Olive and Kenneth Michael West of Goldsboro, friends of the couple.

Sarah Ashton Parvin of Newport, cousin of the bride, was the miniature bride. Danny Howard II of Washington, cousin of the bride, was the miniature groom.

Charles Turner Worth of Mount Olive was ringbearer.

Ann Toler Bryan of Mount Olive, friend of the bride’s family, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing orders of worship were Michele Fallert Parker of Garner, cousin of the bride, and Susan Frances Lewis of Newton Grove, friend of the couple.

A program of wedding music was provided by Bess Edwards Sawyer of Goldsboro, organist; Brandi Mohiser Worth of Mount Olive, vocalist; Paige Vickory Barwick of Mount Olive, violinist; and Cindy Grant of Seven Springs, trumpeter.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception and dance at Walnut Creek Country Club. Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Turner of Mount Olive and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Turner of Newton Grove greeted guests. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kinder of Raleigh and Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Blackwelder of Greenville, cousins of the bride, presided at the memory card vase and register. Jennifer T. Parker of Mount Olive and Shirley S. Lee of Buies Creek served the wedding cakes. Directors were Shelby Benton of Goldsboro and Jennifer Sykes of Mount Olive. Helpers were Brooke Albertson, Stephanie Sykes, Will Bryan and Laura Smith.

After a wedding trip to Disney World, Fla., the couple reside in Mount Olive.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ luncheon Oct. 28 at the Country Squire of Kenansville hosted by Selena Bennett, Shelby Benton, Shirley Lee, Jennifer Parker, Ruth Parker and Belinda Parvin during which time the bride presented gifts to her attendants; a Christmas shower Oct. 27 at the home of Shelby Benton and Mallory and Brooke Albertson hosted by Ms. Benton and the Albertsons; a dinner party Oct. 21 at the home of Marion and Jennifer Sykes of Mount Olive; a barbecue and gift card shower Oct. 15 at the home of Bruce and Patsy Warren of Newton Grove; a miscellaneous shower Sept. 30 at First Baptist Church of Mount Olive; a home and garden shower Sept. 22 at Murphy’s Place hosted by Pam Turner and Brandi Worth; an engagement party and dance Aug. 25 at Southern Wayne Country Club; and a bachelorette weekend and monogram shower Aug. 10 through 12 at the home of Natalie Parvin Griffith of Mount Pleasant.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Nov. 9 at Duplin Winery of Rose Hill. The couple chose this time to present gifts to their attendants.

Jones - Hallman

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Mrs. Jones

WINTERVILLE — Sarah Elizabeth Hallman of Winterville and Brian Francis Jones of Winterville exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. at Peace Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Paul Lang officiating.

The bride is the daughter of John Lawrence Hallman III and Mary Watson Hallman of Williamston, S.C., and the granddaughter of the late John Lawrence Hallman II and Marion Pierson Hallman of Beverley Hills, Fla., and Hail Otto and Eloise Gettys Watson of Lugoff, S.C.

She graduated from high school in Greenville, S.C., and East Carolina University cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree of the Arts in Hispanic studies and a minor in business administration and attends East Carolina University’s alternative licensure program for a teaching certificate. She is a member of Delta Zeta Sorority. She is employed as a high school teacher at Farmville Central High School.

The groom is the son of Myra Bridgers Howell of Goldsboro and the grandson of Paul Delmus Bridgers Sr. and Jean Strickland Bridgers of Goldsboro.

He graduated from Eastern Wayne High School in 2001 and East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree specializing in the accounting field of the business program. He is employed as staff accountant for Beaufort County Community College.

The bride was escorted by father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a wedding gown with a corset top beaded with an inset of a floral design. The bottom of the full dress had a pinched gathering adorning a beaded, flower-like design.

Her headpiece was a sheer, single-layer veil lined in rhinestones to compliment the sparkle of the dress.

The bride carried 12 red roses with baby’s breath.

Courtney Leanne Johnston and Christine Marie Bazik were maids of honor.

Bridesmaids were Meredith Anderson, Chelsea Oliver, Meredith Oliver, Ryan LeCheminant and Katie Jones.

William James Brady III was best man.

Groomsmen were John Mark Flowers, John Lawrence Hallman IV, Jeremy Russell, Justin Stone, Jason Finklestein and Alexander Hallman.

Peggy Vaughn directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Christopher Brady.

A program of wedding music was provided by Penny McCreary, pianist, and Sarah and Daniel Lang, violinists.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Brook Valley Country Club of Greenville.

After a wedding trip to Antigua, the couple reside in Winterville.

Events held before the wedding included a bachelor party Oct. 6 hosted by William Brady; a bachelorette party Sept. 15 hosted by Courtney Johnston and Christine Bazik; a shower hosted by the administration and financial sector of Beaufort County Community College; a shower hosted by Farmville Central High School; a shower hosted by the Foreign Language Department and Caren Lapicki; a shower at the home of John and Jenny Lewis of Goldsboro hosted by the groom’s aunts and close friends; a couple’s shower at the home of the bride’s grandparents in Lugoff hosted by aunts and uncles of the bride and other close family members; and showers in Pelzer hosted by the Pelzer and Williamston Presbyterian churches.

The groom’s mother held a rehearsal dinner Oct. 19 at the Beef Barn in Greenville.

McCullen - Clark

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Brandi Lynn Clark and Chandler Lee McCullen of Seven Springs exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. at Rones Chapel United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Richard Hill Jr. officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Paul Allen Clark III and Deborah Lynn Clark of Seven Springs and the granddaughter of Paul Allen Clark and the late Muriel Clark of Washington and the late Kenneth and Sallie Edwards of Seven Springs.

She is a 2006 graduate of Spring Creek High School. She is employed as a secretary at McFETS Inc.

The groom is the son of Randy and Sandy McCullen of Dudley and the grandson of R.E. and Julia McCullen and the late Braxton and Estelle Raiford of Seven Springs.

He is a 1998 graduate of Southern Wayne High School and attends James Sprunt Community College’s viticulture program. He is employed as vice president at McFETS Inc.

The couple reside in Seven Springs.

Millard - Abel

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Mrs. Millard

Heather L. Abel of Dudley and Rob O. Millard Jr. of Dudley exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, with Ralph Ginn officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Ken and Debbie Abel of Goldsboro and Audrey Jones and the late Ray Jones of Dudley and the granddaughter of Julia Abel, the late Milo V. Abel and the late Henry and Alleen Henson of Goldsboro.

She attended Southern Wayne High School. She is employed as a customer service representative at Future Financial Services.

The groom is the son of Robert “Buddy” Millard Sr. and Diane Millard of Dudley and Rose Hinton of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late David and Margaret Millard of Goldsboro and Virginia Strickland and the late Joe Strickland of Kinston.

He attended Lenior County Schools. He is employed as a manager at Advance Auto.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a sleeveless white gown with a chapel train and a drop waist embellished with scalloped beads and pearls.

Her headpiece was a single-layered veil with a rhinestone and pearl tiara.

Kristin Haddow was her sister’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Jessica Hoskin and Nikki Burroughs, friends of the bride, and Kari McCallister, cousin of the bride.

Ronnie Ginn was best man.

Groomsmen were Robert “Buddy” Millard Sr., father of the groom; K.L. Abel, brother of the bride; and Danny O. Tinsley, friend of the groom.

Brittany Powell, niece of the bride, and Brittany McCallister, cousin of the bride, were junior bridesmaids.

Ushers were Dan Weatherington, friend of the couple, and Jeff Haddow, brother-in-law of the bride.

Patti Henson, cousin of the bride, and Lauren Haddow, niece of the bride, were flower girls. Kenny Millard, son of the couple, was ringbearer.

Sharon Greene, sister of the groom, directed the wedding.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held. Rachel Ginn was the server. Amy Bonifas served the wedding cake.

The couple reside in Dudley.

The couple’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Oct. 19 at the church.

Sanders - Marlow

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Mrs. Sanders

GREENVILLE — Lauren Nicole Marlow of Greenville and Matthew Adell Sanders of Greenville exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. at First Pentecostal Holiness Church, with Paul Bradford officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Thomas Roland and Diane Posey Marlow of Tampa, Fla..

She attended Eastern Wayne High School and attends Pitt Community College for a degree in office systems technology legal. She is employed as an administrative assistant at Potter’s Construction.

The groom is the son of Horace Adell and Patricia Sanders of LaGrange.

He attended Eastern Wayne High School and Wayne Community College. He is employed as a machinist at SPM Machine Works.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white strapless beaded lace corset with satin pickups and a chapel train.

She carried a bouquet of stargazer lilies, white lilies and pink lilies.

LeighAnn Marlow was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Crystal Elks, Cheryl Nipper and Julie Wilson.

Horace Sanders was best man.

Groomsmen and ushers were Jeremy Sanders, Clint Sanders and Aaron Sander.

Alansyn Sanders was flower girl. Jake and Jackson Marlow were ringbearers.

Tracy Alford directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Melissa Anne Posey.

A program of wedding music was provided by Stephanie Marsburn and Michelle Brown, pianists, and Crystal Elks, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Greenville Hilton’s ballroom.

After a wedding trip to Miami and the Florida Keys, the couple reside in Greenville.

Events held before the ceremony included a wedding shower in Greenville hosted by Clint and Angie Sanders.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at First Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Bundy - Turpin

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Mrs. Bundy

OAHU, Hawaii — Rhonda Gail Turpin and James Autry Bundy III exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 29 at 6 p.m., with the Rev. Karen Carson Russ officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Jason R. Turpin Sr. and Pamela B. Turpin of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late Paul Turpin Sr. and Hazel Hunt Turpin of Asheboro and the late Jesse Barnette Sr. and Jean Gurley Barnette of Goldsboro.

She is employed as a customer service representative at Strickland Insurance Group.

The groom is the son of James Autry Bundy II and Lynda Kay Bundy of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late James Autry Bundy Sr. of Goldsboro, Jenny Simmons Bundy, the late Pearle Jones and Elouise Jones of Goldsboro.

He is employed as a maintenance manager at Walnut Creek County Club.

The bride was given in marriage by her son, Hunter Alan Marshall of Goldsboro.

The bride’s parents and family held a reception Oct. 6 at Pikes Cross Road Pentecostal Holiness Church fellowship hall.

After a wedding trip to Oahu and Maui, Hawaii, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a girls’ night out Sept. 24 hosted by Amy Kennedy and Jodi Daniels; a miscellaneous shower Sept. 12 hosted by co-workers of the bride; and a tool and household shower Sept. 8 at the Corner Coffee Shop hosted by Dr. Brooke Bundy, sister of the groom.

Holtgreven - Hawley

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Christina Hawley of Lansing, Mich., and Jimmy Holtgreven of Lansing exchanged vows Aug. 18 at Nazareth Hall, with Sandra Frost officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Derwin Hawley of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Linda Bandekar of St. Paul, Minn., and the granddaughter of Anne G. Hawley and the late Jesse Hawley Jr.

The groom is the son of Len and Cheryl Holtgreven of Findlay, Ohio.

After a wedding trip to Aruba, the couple reside in Lansing.

Horton - Kley

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Mrs. Horton

GOLDSBORO — Jessica Abigail Kley of Goldsboro and Jeffrey Thomas Horton of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Nov. 3 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Webster James officiating.

The bride is the daughter of William Charles Kley of Portland, Mich., and Elaine Phelps Van Hoy of Goldsboro; the stepdaughter of Charlie Van Hoy and Desiree Kley; and the granddaughter of Roberta and the late Raymond Kley of Okemos, Mich., and Dr. Ernest and Margaret Phelps of Goldsboro.

She is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication. She was a member of the National Broadcasting Society and Alpha Epsilon Rho Honors Fraternity. She is employed as a business development manager at Geographic Technologies Group.

The groom is the son of Richard Guy and Jeannie Horton of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late Orville Horton of Tamarac, Fla.; Treva Horton of Bartlesville, Okla.; and the late LaVerne and Eugenia Clark of Oklahoma City, Okla.

He attended Charles B. Aycock High School and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a Bachelor of Communication Studies degree. He was a member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. He is a Chamber of Commerce ambassador. He is employed as a marketing director at Chevrolet Cadillac of Goldsboro.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

Gina Bryant was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Erika Farthing, Laurie Sasser, Stephanie Horton, Kristin White and Sarah Dockery.

Jon Horton was best man.

Groomsmen were Jon Hooks, Ty Frederick, Brandon Wooten, Chip Kley and Adam Butler.

Presiding at the register were Banks and Deborah Peacock.

A program of wedding music was provided by Elizabeth Van Hoy, pianist, and Clark Peacock, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Goldsboro Country Club.

After a wedding trip to Nashville, Tenn., the couple reside in Goldsboro.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at Pupetta’s.

Shivar - Saunders

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Mrs. Shivar

OCEAN ISLE — Rebecca Saunders of Greenville and David Wesley Shivar of Greenville exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. at Ocean Isle Beach Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Ward officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. Brady Saunders of Pinetops and Joan Durham of Rocky Mount and the stepdaughter of Terry Durham and Patricia Saunders.

She is employed as a mortage loan officer at RBC Centura.

The groom is the son of D.W. and Edith Shivar of Seven Springs.

He is employed as a senior land consultant at North Carolina Land Partners.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

Bethany Lewis was matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Mandy Saunders and Elizabeth McElveen.

D.W. Shivar, father of the groom, and Cory Shivar, brother of the groom, were best men.

Ushers were Dr. Adam Saunders and Brady Lewis.

Glynda Bradshaw directed the wedding.

A program of wedding music was provided by Maura Kropke, violinist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at The Isles Restaurant. A memory slide show of the couple was shown.

After a wedding trip to Ocean Isle, the couple reside in Greenville.

Events before the wedding included a chicken and pig picking shower Sept. 8; a miscellaneous wedding shower Aug. 12 hosted by ladies of Daly’s Church and friends of the groom; and a barbecue wedding shower June 2 hosted by the groom’s family.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Sept. 22 at Twin Lakes Seafood in Ocean Isle.

Carawan - Kulers

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Mrs. Carawan

Cortney Michelle Kulers and Christopher Gray Carawan of New Bern exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in New Bern with the Very Rev. Dr. James Garneau officiating.

The bride is the daughter of John and Sharon Kulers of Mount Olive and the granddaughter of Roy Kulers of Georgia and the late Estelle Kulers and the late Norma and Holland Martin.

She is a 2006 graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She is a registered nurse on the cardiovascular intermediate care floor at Craven Regional Medical Center in New Bern.

The groom is the son of Timothy and Joy Carawan of New Bern and the grandson of Millie Carawan of New Bern, the late Virgil Carawan and Russell Lee of New Bern, and the late Ruth Lee.

He is a 2004 graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice. He is employed by the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal gown of white satin with a halter neckline. The bodice and A-line skirt were adorned with beaded lace appliqués and a lace-up corset back. A tea rose sash enhanced the semi-cathedral train.

Her headpiece was a tiara of rhinestones and Swarovski crystals that ended in a one-tier elbow length veil of silk illusion trimmed with satin cord.

The bride carried a clutch bouquet of pink Titanic roses and stephanotis with crystals and hand-tied with white satin ribbon.

Kimberly Kulers-Law of Wilson, sister of the bride, was her matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Terri Salter of New Bern, sister of the groom, and Lisa Botticelli of New York, friend of the bride.

Brian Carrawan of New Bern, brother of the groom, was his best man.

Groomsmen were Tim Carawan of New Bern, father of the groom; Craig Styon of New York, cousin of the groom; and Chad Evans of Wilmington, friend of the bride and groom.

Ushers were Brian Martin of Wilmington, cousin of the groom; Ty Martin of Raleigh, cousin of the bride; and Andrew Altman, cousin of the groom.

Faith Salter of New Bern, niece of the groom, was flower girl. Bryce Salter of New Bern, nephew of the groom, was ringbearer.

Barbara Martin of South Carolina, aunt of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was April Philyaw of Comfort, friend of the bride and groom. Erika and Elise Kulers of Georgia, cousins of the bride, distributed programs.

Steve Martin of South Carolina, uncle of the bride, was Scripture reader.

A program of wedding music was provided by Paula Murray, pianist, and Jeremy Law, brother-in-law of the bride, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, the brides’ parents held a reception at St. Paul’s Family Life Center. Jewel and C.H. Styron, aunt and uncle of the groom, greeted the guests. Donna Altman, aunt of the groom, cut the cake.

After a wedding trip to Florida, the couple will reside in New Bern.

Events held before the wedding included a miscellaneous bridal shower Aug. 19 hosted by the ladies of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Mount Olive at the church’s parish hall; a cookout and ice cream social Sept. 8 hosted by Marion and Donna Altman and C.H. and Jewel Styron, aunts and uncles of the groom, at the home of the Altmans in Grantsboro; a miscellaneous bridal shower on Sept. 9 hosted by the Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Ladies Auxiliary at the Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church in Arapahoe; a bridesmaids’ luncheon on Oct. 12 hosted by Barbara Martin, aunt of the bride, at The Catered Affair Restaurant in New Bern, at which time the bride chose to present gifts to her attendants.

A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents on Oct. 12 at the Sheraton in New Bern.

Grady - Strickland

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Mrs. Grady

PRINCETON — Pamela Lynn Strickland of Goldsboro and Bennie Bruce Grady Jr. of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. at the home of Gary and Bonnie Rhodes, with Justin Thomas officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Renee and Alan Rhodes of Princeton and John and Jackie Strickland Jr. of Seven Springs and the granddaughter of John Strickland and Janice Strickland of Goldsboro and Joe and Kathlene Capps of Princeton.

She graduated from Princeton High School in 1997 and is employed at Talecris Biotherapeutics.

The groom is the son of Bennie Bruce Grady of Pink Hill and Carol Taylor Grady of Kinston and the grandson of James and Grace Taylor of Kinston.

He graduated from South Lenoir High School in 1993. He is employed with the State of North Carolina.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a mermaid style gown of pearl luxe taffeta featuring a strapless neckline embellished with a silvery band of iridescent sequins, beads and seed pearls. The pleated torso flowed to a T-length front and a sweep train in the back was adorned with covered buttons from top to bottom. The bride carried a bouquet of pink and off-white roses.

Jessica Lee, friend of the bride, served as matron of honor, while Kevin Grady, brother of the groom, served as best man.

Ushers were Joey Harris and Brian Kornegay, brothers of the bride.

Michelle Smith directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Ashley and Alaina Hester. Amanda Strickland distributed programs. Bonnie Rhodes and Stephanie Hough were special helpers.

After the ceremony, a lighted outdoor reception was held featuring music by Afterdark DJ Entertainment.

After a wedding trip to Las Vegas, the couple reside in the Rosewood community.

Events held before the wedding included a rehearsal dinner at Logan’s on Oct. 5; a shower given by the bride’s coworkers on Sept. 28 in Clayton; and a lingerie shower given by Jessica Lee, matron of honor, and Shannon Booth, a friend of the bride, on Sept. 30 at the home of the bride.

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Mrs. Hand

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY, COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. — Sarah Elizabeth Vanta of Orlando , Fla., and USAF Lt. Justin Mathew Hand of Del Rio, Texas, exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 29, at 4 p.m. at the United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel, with Chaplin Robert P. Browning officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Tom and Beth Vanta of Niceville, Fla., and the granddaughter of Betty and the late George H. Vanta of Decatur, Ga., and the late Bert and Marie Boothe of Fairhope, Ala.

She is a graduate of Niceville Senior High School and attended the University of Central Florida where she studied psychology. She is employed as a paralegal at Fishback Law Firm in Orlando, Fla.

The groom is the son of Chuck and Velvie Hand of Goldsboro and the grandson of Clarence and Beverly Hand of Phoenix, Ariz.; the late Sam and Georgia Crumby of Tampa, Fla.

He is a graduate of Eastern Wayne High School and the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in social science. He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training at Laughlin AFB, Texas, in June 2006 and from Instructor Pilot Training at Randolph AFB, Texas, in October 2006.

He is employed as an instructor pilot at USAF Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

The bride wore an ivory strapless organza corset gown with beaded metallic lace on the bodice, skirt and chapel train. Her ivory, short, one-tier headpiece was adorned with scattered pearls and rhinestones and had a corded edge.

The bride carried a bouquet of cinnamon calla lilies, champagne roses, Peach Sweethearts and pale peach and cream roses.

Niclole Poch of Sanford, Fla., was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Sonia Gonzalez of Apoka, Fla., and Corinne Sims of Sierra Vista, Ariz.

The groom’s brother, Capt. Jerad Michael Hand of Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., served as best man.

Groomsmen were Lt. Jason Vanta of Spangdahlem Air Force Base, Germany, brother of the bride; Lt. Armand Fondren of Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Neb., college roommate of the groom; and Alex Kelsall of Denver, Colo., cousin of the groom.

Ushers were The United States Air Force Academy Sabre Drill Team.

Debbie Hartman directed the wedding. Cindy Boothe, aunt of the bride, and Ellen Garrick, cousin of the bride, served the cake.

Following the ceremony the bride’s parents held a reception at the Association of Graduates Doolittle Hall on the United States Air Force Academy grounds.

After a wedding trip to Eldorado Seaside Suites on the Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple reside in Del Rio, Texas.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at the Giuseppe’s Old Depot Restaurant in Colorado Springs.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower on Aug. 4 in Orlando, Fla., hosted by Nicole Poch and Fran Fredrick; and a bridal shower on Aug. 11 in Daphne, Ala., given by Cindy Boothe and Ellen Garrick.

Harden - Shoop

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Mrs. Harden

GOLDSBORO — Sarah Anne Shoop and Jerrod Westley Harden exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Officers’ Club, with the Rev. Gene Martin officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Deborah Anne Shoop of Pikeville and the granddaughter of Gordon H. and Arlene Nuckols of Kannapolis, and the late Anne Smith Nuckols of Raleigh.

She graduated from C.B. Aycock High School where she was a 4-year member of JROTC. She will be attending Nash Community College in the spring. She is employed as a customer service representative at Lane Bryant.

The groom is the son of Phillip and Margie Harden of Nashville and the grandson of Fendel and Emily King of Hertford and Ruth Rukes and the late Ova Hoffman of Terre Haute, Ind.

He graduated from Northern Nash High School where he was a member of JROTC. He is employed in PC Technical Support at MBM Corporation.

The bride was escorted by family friend Daniel Hale and given in marriage by her family.

She wore a formal gown of ivory satin featuring a strapless neckline flowing into an A-line skirt. The bodice was enhanced with a beaded lace motif. The long-sleeve lace overlay that was handbeaded with sequins and pearls extended into a semi-cathedral train. The bride chose as her headpiece a gold band of pearls and rhinestones extending into a veil of silk illusion scattered with ivory pearls.

Stacey Penza was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Amanda Harden and Jessica Harden, sisters of the groom.

Jason Wall, friend of the groom, served as best man.

Groomsmen were David McMillian, friend of the groom; Ben Foster and Brian Shoop, brothers of the bride.

Keona McMillian, friend of the couple, and Courtney Foster, niece of the bride, were junior bridesmaids.

Danielle McMillian, friend of the couple, was flower girl. Will Foster, nephew of the bride, was ringbearer.

Noli Hamczyk directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Jessica Shoop. Ellen King created the ivory cream wedding cake decorated with autumn leaves in colored fondant.

Music was provided by John Stutts, vocalist.

A reception and dinner followed the ceremony in the ballroom of the SJAFB Officers’ Club. Dancing followed with music provided by deejay Rick Good.

After a wedding trip to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tenn., the couple reside in Sharpsburg.

There was a post-rehearsal dinner at McCall’s Restaurant in Goldsboro, hosted by the groom’s parents.

Events before the wedding included a bridal shower and luncheon, hosted by the bride’s sister-in-law, Jessica Shoop, and the bride’s mother, at Texas Steakhouse on Oct. 13, and a bachelorette party at the home of Dave and Eileen Audette, hosted by Stacey Penza, maid of honor.

Inman - Tatum

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Mrs. Inman

GOLDSBORO — Angela Faye Tatum and Timothy Ross Inman exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. at Ray of Hope Church, with Dr. Herbert Carter and the Rev. Edward Tatum officiating.

The bride is the daughter of the Rev. Edward and Faye Tatum of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late William G. and Annie Tatum of Dublin and the late James and Hazel Woodard of Goldsboro.

She is a graduate of Clinton High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University and a Master of Social Work degree from East Carolina University.

She is employed as a clinical social worker at Cherry Hospital.

The groom is the son of Lila and the late Timothy Inman of Erwin and the grandson of the late Betty Strickland of Erwin and the late Robert and Elizabeth Stevens of Rinkin, Ga.

He is a graduate of Triton High School and received a Bachelor of Religious Education degree from Heritage Bible College.

He is employed as a teller at RBC Centura Bank.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal gown of pearl Italian satin. The strapless gown featured a slim, fitted silhouette delicately embellished with floral motifs of pearls and crystal bugle beads asymmetrically adorning the bodice and the hem of the trumpet skirt. Her gown was finished with satin-covered buttons and a rounded-sweep train. She wore a fingertip veil of two-tiered illusion accented with garlands of crystal beading sprinkled along its scalloped border.

The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of autumn roses.

Julie Major of Waynesboro, Va., served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Bonnie Carr of Garland, Nicole Dunn of Erwin and Shyla Tatum of Raleigh.

Ashley Dunn of Erwin served as best man.

Groomsmen were Spencer Davis of Erwin, Kevin Matthews of Wilmington and James Tatum of Raleigh.

Ushers were Kevin Angier of Coats, Edward Byrd of Lillington and Paul Lucas of Wade.

Cora Stickney, cousin of the groom, was flower girl. Dylan Huffman, cousin of the bride, was ringbearer.

Jean Wilson directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Adam Stevens and Kaylie Stevens, cousins of the groom. Ashley Gurkin distributed programs.

Bev Gurkin and Sissy Day were special helpers.

A program of wedding music was provided by Kristen King, pianist, and Chris Gurkin and Kim Angier, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at the Fellowship Hall of Stoney Creek Church.

After a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., the couple reside in Pine Level.

The groom’s mother hosted a rehearsal dinner Oct. 26 at the Ray of Hope Church Fellowship Hall.

Events before the wedding included a wedding shower at Erwin Church of God in Erwin, hosted by the groom’s family and friends; a bridal shower at Ray of Hope Church in Goldsboro, hosted by the bride’s family; a miscellaneous shower at Ray of Hope Church hosted by members of the church; a bridal shower hosted by the Cherry Hospital Social Work staff; and a lingerie shower hosted by friends of the bride. A bridesmaid luncheon was held at the Royal Tea Room on Oct. 26.

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Mrs. Laney

BROWNS SUMMIT — Carolyn Alexis Daniels and Dustin Dale Laney exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony on Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. at Tuscany Gardens with the Rev. Ronald Grillo officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Cathy Lovell Hardee of Oak Island and Bryan Anthony Daniels of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and the granddaughter of Betty Taylor of Oak Island and the late Clara Daniels of Dillon, S.C.

She is a graduate of Campbell University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She is employed with the Encore Group of Winston-Salem as a product development and marketing coordinator.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Stevenson of Pikeville and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Yount of Terrell, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Williams of Salisbury, Charles Laney of Maiden and the late Janie Lineberger Laney of Maiden.

He is a graduate of Campbell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business. He is employed with the Bethany Group of Winston-Salem as the director of leasing.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

Di Moore was her sister’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Kadie Hildebran, Michelle Holmes, Tonya Wellington and Lauren Veauthur, friends of the bride.

Gregg Stevenson was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Zach Laney, brother of the groom, Charlie Moore, brother-in-law of the bride, and Dustin Smith and Ryan Parker, friends of the groom.

Ushers were Griffin Hardee, brother of the bride, and Rob Anderson and Jason Davis, friends of the groom.

Cameron Moore, niece of the bride, was flower girl.

Cindy Miller directed the ceremony.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Tuscany Gardens.

After a wedding trip to Tulum, Mexico, the couple will reside in High Point.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Sept. 21 at the Greens Supper Club in Greensboro.

Overman - Boughton

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Mrs. Overman

PLANO, Texas — Julie Anne Boughton of Plano, Texas, and Nathan Steele Overman of Plano exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. at First Christian Church, with the Rev. Bruce R. Grentz officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Jill Perez of Plano and the late Jeff Boughton and the stepdaughter of Ray Perez. She is the granddaughter of Evelyn Boughton of San Leon, Texas; the late James Boughton; Billy Richardson of Liberty, Texas; Evonne Anglesy of Beaumont, Texas; and Raymond and Lucy Perez of Garland, Texas.

She graduated from East Senior High School in Plano in 1997. She is employed as a store manager at Express, LLC.

The groom is the son of John and Lynette Overman of Pikeville and the grandson of Elizabeth Overman of Pikeville, the late Quinten Overman, and Ted and Alice Tillman of Goldsboro.

He is a 1999 graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School and a 2003 graduate of Wayne Community College. He is employed as a video game level designer at Gearbox Software.

The bride was escorted by her step-father and given in marriage by her family.

She wore a strapless gown of ivory duchess satin with champagne trim on the bodice and back inset. The dress had a chapel length train and was beaded on the bodice and hem.

She wore a pearl and rhinestone tiara.

The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of ivory dahlias, violet bell flowers and sprigs of delphinium.

Stephanie Schiefer of Plano, friend of the bride, served as matron of honor, while Misti Jackson of Plano, friend of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Samantha Overman of Goldsboro, sister-in-law of the groom; Rebecca Phillips of Chapel Hill, cousin of the groom; and Cheril Chambers of Plano, friend of the bride.

Matthew Overman of Goldsboro, brother of the groom, served as best man.

Groomsmen were Mitchell Phillips of Charlotte, cousin of the groom; Aaron Johnson of Pikeville, friend of the groom; and Michael Neumann of Plano, friend of the groom.

Ushers were Calvin Schiefer of Plano, friend of the couple, and Chris Boughton of Plano, brother of the bride.

Kaylin Boughton of Plano, niece of the bride, was flower girl. Aidan Schiefer of Plano, friend of the couple, was ringbearer.

Presiding at the register was Bonnie Pickel. Thera O’Hearn distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Michele Sargent, pianist.

After the service, a reception was held in the church fellowship hall.

After a wedding trip to Bryson City, the couple reside in Plano.

A rehearsal dinner was held on Oct. 12 at Abuelo’s.

Events before the wedding included a bachelor party on Oct. 12, hosted by friends of the groom; a reception held Sept. 29 at Salem Hall in Goldsboro, hosted by the groom’s family; a bachelorette party held Sept. 15 in Plano and hosted by friends of the bride; and a bridal shower held Aug. 12 at the home of Stephanie Schiefer in Plano and hosted by friends of the bride.

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Mrs. Wise

GOLDSBORO — Teresa Kay Waters and Michael Anthony Wise of Grantham exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. at Waynesborough Historical Village, with the Rev. Kelvin Gurley, friend of the bride, officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Linwood Earl and Wanda Kay Gregory Waters of Grantham and the granddaughter of the late Tobias “Toby” and Margret Elizabeth Waters of Saulston and the late George Idell Gregory of Goldsboro and Edna Overton Stiffler of Goldsboro.

She is a Southern Wayne High School graduate and earned an associate degree at Wayne Community College.

She works as a pharmacy technician.

The groom is the son of Ronald Bill Wise and the stepson of Kathryn Wise of Grantham. He is the grandson of Betty Dunn Ham of Goldsboro and Mr. and Mrs. Everett Wise of Grantham.

He is employed as a carpentry supervisor at Jackson Builders Inc.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white Italian satin, princess style strapless A-line gown with a fitted bodice and split front overskirt that extended into a chapel train. The bodice was accented with embroidery. The overskirt was joined at the waist with rhinestone appliqués and adorned with embroidery that flowed to the chapel train.

The bride chose a crystal and pearl accented tiara for her headpiece.

She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white roses, autumn-colored roses, seeded eucalyptus, and hypericum berries that was accented with pearl sprays.

Kayla Brooke Waters and Lindy Renee Young, daughters of the couple, served as maids of honor, while Ronald Bill Wise, father of the groom, and Michael Scott Sweet, friend of the groom, served as best men.

Groomsmen were Kevin Gregory Waters, brother of the bride, and Willie Colby Wise, brother of the groom.

Abigail Lynne Wise, daughter of the couple, and Kailee Elizabeth Waters, niece of the bride, were flower girls. Colby Dylan Wise, nephew of the groom, was ringbearer.

Beverly Fenech directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs was Samantha Brittany Pate.

Scripture reader was Mary Anita Alfaro, friend of the bride.

Special helpers were Christine Mozingo, friend of the couple; Al Alfaro, friend of the couple; and Zack Wall, friend of the groom.

Music was provided by LeAnn Keen and Carlton Hinson, friends of the bride, vocalists, and Bill Warren, friend of the couple, sound technician.

Following the ceremony, an outdoor reception was held at Waynesborough Historical Village. John Waters, uncle of the bride, helped with preparations. Belinda Gregory, aunt of the bride, and Tiffany Griffin, cousin of the bride, were servers. A three-tiered wedding cake accented with beaded pearls, autumn leaves and flowers was presented and served by Amber Capps, cousin of the bride. Phyllis Godwin, aunt of the bride, poured punch.

After a wedding trip to Wintergreen in the late winter, the couple will reside in Grantham.

A girls’ night out was hosted by Mary Anita Alfaro, friend of the bride, in Greenville on Sept. 8.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal party with finger foods at Waynesborough Historical Village on Oct. 5.

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Mrs. Braswell

ROCKY MOUNT — Sharon Rena Jackson of Rocky Mount and Ray Braswell Jr. exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. at Gateway Convention Center, with Ray Braswell Sr. officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Marvin Lee and Johnnie Mae Jackson of Goldsboro.

The groom is the son of Ray Braswell Sr. and Shari Braswell of Rocky Mount and the grandson of Catherine Braswell of Rocky Mount.

After a wedding trip to Disney World, Orlando, Fla., the couple reside in Rocky Mount.

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Mrs. Flowers

PIKEVILLE — Nancy Deans Capps and Thomas Glen Flowers exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. at Pike’s Crossroads Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Rev. Merrill Davis officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold T. Deans of Kenly and the granddaughter of Myretta Renfrow of Kenly.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Flowers of Pikeville and the grandson of the late Lorraine Britt Earnest of Goldsboro and Mary Lee Allen of Pikeville.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her daughters, Tonya and Brittany Capps.

She wore a formal gown of Italian satin and Alencon lace.

The sleeveless fitted drop waist bodice was embellished with pearls and sequins and had a V-neckline.

The floor-length A-line satin skirt and chapel-length train were accented with double bands of satin bordered in scalloped beaded Alencon lace.

Her headpiece was a rhinestone and pearl tiara attached to a single-tiered veil of silk illusion embroidered with sequins and pearls along the scalloped edges.

The bride carried a cascading bouquet of red and white roses, baby’s breath and ivy.

Joy Deans Leggett was her sister’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Tonya L. Capps, daughter of the bride, and Tammy P. Hooks and Nikki Edwards, friends of the bride.

Thomas L. Flowers was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Thomas Thompson, Brandon Lane and Gray Wiley, friends of the groom.

Brittany D. Capps, daughter of the bride, was flower girl.

Pam Aycock directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Tonya L. Capps. Brandon Lane distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Anne E. Gurley, pianist; Angie Mozingo and Jamie Gurley, vocalists; and Tim Wells, sound technician.

Following the ceremony, family and friends held a reception in the church family life center.

After a wedding trip to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tenn., the couple reside in Kenly.

Events held before the wedding included a surprise bridal celebration Sept. 5 hosted by co-workers of the bride; a couple’s night out Aug. 25 hosted by Gary and Joy Leggett; and a miscellaneous bridal shower Aug. 3 hosted by aunts and cousins of the groom.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Sept. 7.

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Mrs. Kornegay

BURLINGTON — Jennifer Leigh Russell and Dr. Jeffrey Todd Kornegay exchanged vows in a double-ring outdoor ceremony Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. at the home of the bride’s parents, with the Rev. Chris Currie and the Rev. Clayton Sutton, friend of the groom, officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Edwin Russell and the granddaughter of Lee Russell and the late Mrs. Larry Russell of Burlington and the late Mr. and Mrs. Broughton Jenkins of Santee, S.C.

She is a graduate of East Rowan High School and East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy. She is employed as an occupational therapist at Pitt County Memorial Hospital of Greenville.

The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Hervy Basil Kornegay Sr. and the grandson of Hazel Kornegay, the late Adolph Kornegay and the late Mr. and Mrs. Hervy Battle Kornegay of Calypso.

He is a graduate of North Duplin High School, East Carolina University magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology and Brody School of Medicine. He is an internal medicine resident at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white silk strapless gown with a semi-chapel train, gently draped bodice and wheat-gold sash. The fingertip-length veil was her mother’s heirloom lace.

The bride carried a bouquet of roses, bouvardia, lady’s mantle, seeded eucalyptus and hypericum berries.

Nikkolette Corl of Salisbury, friend of the couple, and Abby Walker of Salisbury, college roommate of the bride, were matrons of honor.

Bridesmaids were Megan Beach of Hamilton, N.J., Dawn Maddox of Lynchburg, Va., Shea Overcash of Salisbury and Jamie Winter of Spivey’s Corner, friends of the bride, and Kelly Kornegay of Greenville, sister-in-law of the groom.

Dr. Hervy Kornegay Sr. was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Dr. Hervy Kornegay Jr. of Goldsboro, and Dr. Chad Kornegay, Jon Kornegay and Paul Kornegay of Greenville, brothers of the groom; Billy Kornegay of Raleigh, uncle of the groom; and Scott Russell of Morehead City, brother of the bride.

The Michael Katlow Group directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Laura Bailey and Danielle Sturm of Raleigh, cousins of the bride.

A program of wedding music was provided by Steele Sasser, friend of the groom, pianist, and Pam Kelly, former violin teacher of the groom, and Chad, Jon and Paul Kornegay, brothers of the groom, violinists.

Following the ceremony, an outdoor reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents.

After a wedding trip to Maui, Hawaii, the couple reside in Greenville.

Events held before the wedding included a barbecue dinner Oct. 7 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Delano Hill of Mount Olive hosted by the Hills and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harrell; a luncheon and tool and garden shower Oct. 7 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Skippy Jackson of Faison hosted by the Jacksons, Shirlie Gaskins, Mr. and Mrs. David Shelton, Henry Taylor, Kurstin Bauknecht and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Wolfe; a miscellaneous shower Sept. 30 at Calypso Presbyterian Church hosted by women of the church and friends; a Pampered Chef party Sept. 8 at the home of Kelly Kornegay of Greenville hosted by Mrs. Kornegay; a dinner Aug. 19 at the home of the groom’s parents hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Waters, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hargrove, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Kornegay and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Davis, great-uncles and great-aunts of the groom; a miscellaneous shower Aug. 18 in Burlington hosted by women of Long’s Chapel Church; a bridal shower Aug. 4 at the home of Crystal McFarling of Burlington hosted by Mrs. McFarling, Anne Russell and Leisha Stokes; and a bridesmaids’ weekend June 7 though 10 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., hosted by attendants.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Oct. 19 catered by the Chop House at Best Western Burlington.

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Mrs. Langston

GREENVILLE — Tracy Lauren Smith and Thomas Blake Langston exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. at Oakmont Baptist Church, with the Rev. Rick Ward officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Keith Smith of Pikeville and the granddaughter of Laura Mae Roberts, the late Roy Roberts, Shirley Smith and the late James William Smith of Pikeville.

She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She is a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She is employed as a registered nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Langston and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Henry Langston of Winterville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Rice of Greenville.

He is a graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology. He is employed by One Source Communications.

The bride was escorted by her father and presented in marriage by her parents.

She wore an ivory strapless gown with a fitted bodice with a sweetheart neckline and beaded appliqués and an A-line draped pickup skirt.

Her headpiece was a fingertip-length veil with a beaded scalloped edge adorned with an heirloom satin bead-embellished bow that was worn by her mother and sisters on their wedding days.

The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of mixed autumn flowers.

Angela Smith and Jayme McLawhon of Goldsboro were their sister’s matrons of honor.

Bridesmaids were Jackie Battles of Cary, Shannon Lowrance of Lewisburg, W.Va., and Amber Varner of Greenville.

Honorary bridesmaids were Rachel Brown of Cary, Lindsey Howard of Raleigh, Ashley Reilly of Wilmington, Stephanie Takacs of Greenville, Brett Turner of Brown Summitt and Abby Vetter of Atlanta, Ga.

James E. Langston Sr., father of the groom, and James E. Langston Jr. of New York, N.Y., brother of the groom, were best men.

Groomsmen were Tommy Langston of Winterville, uncle of the groom, and Daniel Hagar, Byron Nelson and Brian Perry of Greenville.

Zachary Smith of Goldsboro, nephew of the bride, was the junior usher.

Taylor Grace Smith of Goldsboro, niece of the bride, was the flower girl.

Barbara Jean Harrison, aunt of the bride, was the Scripture reader.

Patti Weisenberger directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Hancock.

A program of wedding music was provided by the Rev. Michael McKnight, pianist; Elizabeth York, violinist; and Brett Turner, friend of the bride, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at the Murphy Center at East Carolina University.

After a wedding trip to Saint Lucia, the couple reside in Greenville.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal breakfast Sept. 21 at the Daily Grind; an engagement party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wayland Denton of Bayview hosted by friends of the groom’s family; an engagement party at the beach home of the bride’s family in Emerald Isle hosted by the bride’s family; a bridal shower and luncheon in Goldsboro hosted by the bride’s sisters; a miscellaneous shower at Saulston United Methodist Church hosted by the bride’s church family; a home and garden shower hosted by aunts and uncle of the groom; a bachelorette weekend and lingerie shower in Emerald Isle hosted by friends of the bride; and a bachelor weekend in Wilmington hosted by friends of the groom.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner and dance Sept. 21 at Greenville Golf and Country Club.

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Mrs. Banks

Ashley Marie Holland and Sean Anthony Banks of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. at Rosewood First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Larry Bostian officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Joseph Harvey Threewitts and Deborah Jean Holland of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late Beulah A. Threewitts and Donald and Gloria Jean Neal of Goldsboro.

She graduate from Rosewood High in 2003 and attends Wayne Community College for a nursing degree. She is employed as a phlebotomist at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

The groom is the son of J.D. and Laverne Bright Banks of Maysville and the grandson of the late Raymond and Cora Banks, Beulah Bright and the late John Bright of Maysville.

He graduated from White Oak High School in Jacksonville. He is self-employed at High Standard Cleaning Inc.

The bride was escorted by her brother, J.D. Holland, and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal gown of white chiffon. The ruched bodice had a plunging halter neckline and an empire waistline bejeweled with sprays of bugle beading and crystals. The adorned bodice extended into an A-line full-length skirt. The back bodice was embellished with a corset back with satin streamers and fell into a chapel train

Hillarie Williams was her friend’s matron of honor, while Melissa Holland, sister of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Kimberly Summerell, cousin of the bride, and Chandra Meadows and Haile Meadows, friends of the couple.

Dayton Meadows was his friend’s best man.

Groomsmen were Matthew Carter and Date Meadows, friends of the couple; Scott Jones, nephew of the groom; and Rex Threewitts, brother of the bride.

Ushers were John Mark Hill, Bryan Jones and J.D. Baker, friends of the bride, and Kyle Summerell, cousin of the bride.

Rylee Joe Myers was flower girl. Chase Bartlett was ringbearer.

Nichole Hill directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Ragan Threewitts. Tabitha Smith distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Thomas Vick, pianist, and Jeff Lane, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Steak Barn.

The couple reside in Rosewood.

Events held before the wedding included a shower Sept. 29 at the home of the bride’s mother hosted by family and friends.

A rehearsal dinner was held at Rosewood First Baptist Church fellowship hall.

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Mrs. Bray

DUDLEY — Melissa Lynn Edwards of Mount Olive and David Scott Bray of Mount Olive exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. at the home of the bride’s grandmother, with the Rev. Michael Edwards, brother of the bride, officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Larry and Kaye Edwards of Dudley and the granddaughter of the late Gilbert “Jack” and Thelma Edwards of Princeton and Margaret Jones and the late Dan Jones of Dudley.

She is a 1997 graduate of Faith Christian Academy and attended Wayne Community College. She is employed as a department manager at Kmart.

The groom is the son of Earl and Mary Bray of Princeton.

He attended Rosewood High School. He is employed as a DJ with Brews and Cues, a customer service associate with Kmart and a laborer at Milton Goff Masonry.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore an informal gown of ivory satin with a scoop neckline and short capped sleeves. The fitted bodice enhanced the flared skirt that flowed into a sweep train.

Her headpiece was a tiara accented with crystals and porcelain ivory rosettes.

The bride carried a bouquet of pink dew drop roses with greenery, pearl sprays and lavender, ivory and pink streamers tied in love knots.

Casey Jones of Pikeville was her friend’s maid of honor.

Milton “Pete” Goff of Pikeville was his friend’s best man.

Anna Edwards and Sophie Edwards of Benson, nieces of the couple, were flower girls.

Linda Baughman and Betty Jones of Dudley, aunts of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Mackenzie Jones of Goldsboro, cousin of the bride. Bailey Jones of Goldsboro, cousin of the bride, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Beverley Edwards of Benson, sister-in-law of the bride, pianist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at their home.

After a wedding trip to Wilmington, the couple reside in Princeton.

Events held before the wedding included a bachelorette shower hosted by Casey Jones, friend of the bride, and a bachelor shower Sept. 22 hosted by co-workers of the groom.

The bride’s family held a cookout rehearsal dinner Sept. 28.

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Mrs. Carter

PINE KNOLL SHORES — Dana Ballance of Goldsboro and Matthew Carter of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. at Memorial Park Beach, with Larry Bostian officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Randy Ballance of Pikeville and Wanda Mitchell of Goldsboro, the stepdaughter of Allen Mitchell and the granddaughter of Estelle Ballance and the late Laster Ballance of Goldsboro and the late George and Rebecca Reese of Seven Springs.

She graduated from Rosewood High School in 1995. She is employed as a credit manager at J.J. Haines and Co. Inc.

The groom is the son of Vinson and Linda Carter of Calypso and Jim and Pam Hawley of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late Wyatt and Margaret Carter and the late Joe and Beulah Threewitts of Goldsboro.

He graduated from Rosewood High School in 2000 and Wayne Community College in 2002. He is employed as a truck driver at Southco Distributing.

The bride was escorted by her father and stepfather and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white chiffon A-line gown with a corset back that extended into a chapel-length train with beading on the bodice with a double pleated empire band and a sweetheart neckline with halter spaghetti straps.

Her headpiece was a crystal tiara and a white single-layered fingertip veil with crystals.

The bride carried a bouquet of white hydrangeas with lavender roses wrapped in white ribbon.

April Brantham was her friend’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Nichole Hill, sister of the groom, and Sherry Martin and Tina Newell, friends of the bride.

Vinson Carter was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Robbie Ballance, brother of the bride; Matthew Edwards, stepbrother of the groom; and Rex Threewitts, cousin of the groom.

Rylee Jo Meyers, niece of the groom, was flower girl.

Judy Hailey directed the wedding.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Lane Tree Golf Club.

After a wedding trip to Aruba, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a shower Sept. 8 hosted by John Mark and Nichole Hill, brother-in-law and sister of the groom; a pantry shower Aug. 19 at Bethel Church hosted by Steve and Betty Sasser and Wendy Kelly and Sarah Underwood, family of the bride; and a shower Aug. 16 hosted by J.J. Haines.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at The Channel Marker.

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Mrs. Ellis

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. — Alexandra Hart Ruthven of Columbia, S.C., and Carson Shane Ellis exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. at Brookgreen Gardens, with the Rev. Michael Gordon Crocker officiating.

The bride is the daughter of William Martin Ruthven of Jasper, Ala., and Tanya Kuehner Sisk of Lexington, S.C., and the granddaughter of the late William Carrigan and Eleanor Coker Ruthven and the late Dr. Kenneth George and Mildred Bobbitt Kuehner of Hartsville, S.C.

She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice.

The groom is the son of Larry Gordon Ellis and the late Karen Wiggs Ellis of Princeton and the grandson of the late John Brantley and Virginia Earp Ellis of Goldsboro, Edward Lee Wiggs of Fremont and the late Betsy Glover Wiggs of Princeton.

He attended East Carolina University. He is employed as a manager at Reliable Van and Storage.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

Hannah Caitlin Ruthven was her sister’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Stefanie Leigh Carpenter, Jennifer Black Strom, Kristi Renee Carpenter and Katherine Amanda Potts, friends of the bride.

Larry Gordon Ellis was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Joseph Weldon Franklin III and Joseph Edward Bailey Jr., friends of the groom, and Alexander Wyeth Ruthven and Andrew Caleb Ruthven, brothers of the bride.

A program of wedding music was provided by Becky Nissen, harpist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Holliday Cottage at Brookgreen Gardens.

After a wedding cruise to the eastern Caribbean, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

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Mrs. Hildebrand

SEVEN SPRINGS — Heather Nicole Gates and David Hunter Hildebrand of Seven Springs exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 4 at 4 p.m. at Spring Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. E.O. Griffin Jr. officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Bill Gates Jr. and Deborah Parker Gates of Seven Springs and the granddaughter of Bill Gates Sr., Barbara Gates of Kinston, Redmon Parker of Kinston, Jean Barwick of Seven Springs and the late Joe Barwick.

The groom is the son of Terry Scott Hildebrand and Nancy Alley Hildebrand of Ft. Defiance, Va., and the grandson of Lawrence Hildebrand and Anna Lee Hildebrand of New Hope, Va., Pauline Alley and the late Cecil Webster Alley of Verona, Va..

After a wedding trip to Charleston, S.C., the couple reside in Seven Springs.

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Mrs. Hinnant

LAGRANGE — Stacey Elizabeth Brown and Thomas Andrew Hinnant exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. at Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church, with Pastor Wayne Brown officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Clifton Wayne and Elizabeth Dail Brown of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Clifton Franklin and Shirley Pike Brown of Pink Hill, Bobby and Gale Dail of Goldsboro and Tedd and Sheryl Melvin of Low Gap.

The groom is the son of Robert Thomas and Sandra Ingram Hinnant of Goldsboro and the grandson of Louise Hinnant Daw, the late Robert Franklin Hinnant, Evelyn Cooke and the late Norman Norwood Ingram of Goldsboro and the late Noah Jesse Daw.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a satin A-line dress with a lace and pearl bodice.

Her headpiece was a rhinestone and pearl tiara with a rolled double layered veil.

The bride carried a bouquet of six ivory calla lilies.

Brandi Hinnant was her sister-in-law’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Jennifer Hansley, sister of the groom, and Amy Head and Melissa Southerland, friends of the bride.

Robbie Hinnant was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Matt Hinnant, brother of the groom; Jordan Brown, brother of the bride; Ken Hansley, brother-in-law of the groom; and Justin Brown, brother of the bride.

Ushers were Jordan Brown and Justin Brown, brothers of the bride.

Ashlan and Zaida Hinnant, nieces of the groom, were flower girls. Luke Thigpen, friend of the bride, was ringbearer.

Patsy Gillette, friend of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Joe and Crystal Ferrell.

A program of wedding music was provided by Jessica Coghill, pianist, and Clifton Brown and Phil Huffman, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held.

The couple reside in Goldsboro.

A rehearsal dinner was held at Emmanuel Church.

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Mrs. Lynch

CHARLOTTE — Elizabeth Kay Waller and Joseph Ryan Lynch exchanged vows in a ceremony Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Millie Snyder officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Tara Hill Johnson of Charlotte and Kevin Nichols Waller of Tallahassee, Fla., and the granddaughter of Don Kay Hill of Hickory, the late Betty Jean Hill of Anderson, S.C., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Uriel Nichols Waller of Clinton.

She is graduate of Myers Park High School and North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. She is employed as a roadway analyst with Kimberly-Horn and Associates of Raleigh.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Daniel Howell of Pikeville and Jerry Luther Lynch of LaGrange, the grandson of Ludie Turner Smith and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Pat Lynch of LaGrange and the stepson of Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Howell of Pikeville.

He is a graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and attends North Carolina State University for a master’s degree in business administration. He is employed as a loan officer with East Carolina Farm Credit of Raleigh.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

Cameron Myers Bolen McGill of Charlotte was her friend’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Anna Brooks Kooiman of Toledo, Ohio, Kelly Lynn Schwartz of Charlotte and Rebecca Lynn Heslin, Alexis Jayne Pokorny and Heather Elise Warren of Washington, D.C., friends of the bride, and Jordyn Leigh Howell of Pikeville, sister of the groom.

Jerry Lynch was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Wyatt Stewart Whitley of Greenville, Anthony Everette Pittman of Goldsboro, Brandon Edward Hart and Bradley Stephen Thomson of Raleigh and Charles Bradley Rippetoe of Charlotte, friends of the groom, and Matthew Currin Johnson of Charlotte, stepbrother of the bride.

John Luther Lynch of LaGrange, brother of the groom, was the junior groomsman.

Robert Matthew McGill of Charlotte and Russell James Dubisky of Raleigh, friends of the groom, were ushers.

Jessica Marie Waller of Tallahassee, niece of the bride, was flower girl.

Anna Brooks Kooiman was Scripture reader.

Presiding at the register was Christina Lazarou Bisbikis of Charlotte, friend of the bride.

Paige Marie Waller of Charlotte, sister of the bride, and Holly Frances Leonard of Anderson, cousin of the bride, greeted guests.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Carmel Country Club.

After a wedding trip to Aruba, the couple reside in Raleigh.

Events held before the wedding included a round of golf Oct. 5 at Springfield Golf Club; a garden and patio cookout June 2 in Emerald Isle hosted by Keith and Beverly Westbrook, Brian and Joy Glover, John and Angie Floars and Richard and Deane Best; a miscellaneous shower at Mt. Carmel Church hosted by Debra Alphin, Sue Price and Amy Brit, aunts of the groom; an around-the-clock shower and recipe shower in Charlotte; a bachelor party in Wrightsville Beach hosted by the groom’s wedding attendants; a bachelorette party in Lake Lure hosted by the bride’s wedding attendants; and a bridesmaids’ luncheon at Noble’s Restaurant hosted by Janet Allen, friend of the family, Robin Greene and Tamara Leonard, aunts of the bride, and the bride’s mother.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Oct. 5 at Maggiano’s Little Italy.

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Mrs. McInnis

FREMONT — Sheila Marie Luce and Jonathan David McInnis exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 22 at 4:30 p.m. at White Oak Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Gene Thompson officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Wayne David and Anne Marie Luce of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Harold Luce and Faith Luce of Jamestown, N.Y., and Edward and Donna Petransky of Frewsburg, N.Y.

She graduated from Jamestown Community College and Fredonia State University in New York. She is employed as an office manager at 20/20 Vision Center.

The groom is the son of Joseph and Mary Ellen McInnis of Goldsboro and the grandson of Edna McInnis and the late Pat McInnis of Melbourne, Fla., Dorothy Betts of Goldsboro and the late Paul Betts.

He graduated from Wayne Community College. He is employed as a manager at Chick-Fil-A Corp.

The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father.

She wore a white full-length gown that cinched at the waist to a full pick-up skirt that gathered the satin material. The fitted bodice and skirt were brought together with a handmade burnt orange sash and rhinestone broach. She wore an heirloom necklace, a gift from her great-grandmother.

Her headpiece was a rhinestone tiara and a blusher veil.

The bride carried white, peach and orange roses embellished with rhinestone jewels and a matching burnt orange ribbon that pulled them together at the base with hypericum berries, orange and red dendrobium orchids, seeded eucalyptus and rust daises.

Jamie Erwin was her cousin’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Elisabeth McInnis and Rebekah McInnis, sisters of the groom.

Russell Wade was his friend’s best man.

Groomsmen were Alfonzo Jones and David Thompson, friends of the groom.

Joshua McInnis, brother of the groom, was the usher.

Jennifer Wade directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Lorinda Coffin.

A program of wedding music was provided by Krista Thompson, pianist, and D.J. Coles, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents

After a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower in New York hosted by Janet Erwin; a tool party/bachelor party hosted by Russell Wade; a lingerie shower hosted by Jennifer Wade; and a bridal shower hosted by the ladies of White Oak Presbyterian Church.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at Pupeta’s Italian Restaurant.

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Mrs. Scott

DURHAM — Rebecca Maria Abrahamson and Christopher Glen Scott of Wake Forest exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 21 at 4 p.m. at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, with the Rev. Kevin Scott officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Kevin Douglas and Jani Jill Abrahamson of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Lucille Davenport Reynolds and Donald Robert Abrahamson of Fern Park, Fla., the late Wilbert Oakley Reynolds and Jane Blanchard Hicks of Casellberry, Fla.

The groom is the son of Sharon Elizabeth Walker of Downington, Pa., and Victor Ervin Scott of Durham and the grandson of Guy Vaden and Jean Wilson Stott of Durham.

After a wedding trip to Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla., the couple reside in Wake Forest.

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Mrs. West

Amber Marie Rewis of Pikeville and Eric Stephen West of Pikeville exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. at Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gary Bailey officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Vivian Elizabeth Higginbotham of Fremont and the late David Rudolph Rewis of Avon Park, Fla., and the granddaughter of Sol and Katie Moseley of Avon Park and Barbara Cribb of Ocala, Fla., and the late Phillip Wayne Cribb.

She graduated from Charles B. Aycock High School in 2005, and attends East Carolina University for a degree in nursing. She is employed as an office manager at East Carolina Chiropractic Center.

The groom is the son of David Milton West of Goldsboro and Angela Lee Bunn of Pikeville and the grandson of Milton West of Newton Grove, Sara Pat Rusk of Goldsboro and Jimmy and Mary Ann Bunn of Pikeville.

He graduated from Princeton High School in 2004 and attended East Carolina University. He is employed as an assistant manager at Shoe Dept.

The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her uncle, Charlie Rewis.

She wore a full-length halter top and a white satin gown with rhinestones on the top. It had a cathedral train.

Her headpiece was a diamond tiara and veil with rhinestones.

The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of white and purple roses, yellow miniature carnations and yellow orchids with light greenery filling.

Hannah Wilson was her friend’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Stephany LaFlamme, friend of the bride; Chrissy Setliff and Jessica Mills, friends of the bride; and Marrisa Higginbotham, sister of the bride.

David Jason West was his brother’s best man.

Groomsmen were Ryan Miller, stepbrother of the groom, and Anthony Cape and Will Ingram, friends of the groom.

Kayla West, sister of the groom, and Emily Williamson, friend of the bride, were flower girls. Jonathan Higginbotham, brother of the bride, was ringbearer.

Tracy Zacharzuk directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Kasey West, cousin of the groom. Kristen and Ashley Campbell, cousins of the bride, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Kim Honeycutt, friend of the bride, pianist; Michael Jackson, friend of the bride, and Rhonda Ward, friend of the groom, vocalists; and Ronnie Shultze, sound technician.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church fellowship hall. A four-layered white wedding cake was served. Paula Shultze was director.

After a wedding trip to the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, the couple reside in Fremont.

Events held before the wedding included a shower Aug. 25 hosted by the maid of honor; a shower Aug. 19 hosted by aunts and family of the groom; and a shower Aug. 11 hosted by Sara Pat, grandmother of the groom.

A rehearsal dinner was held Sept. 7 in Stoney Creek Church fellowship hall.

Adams - Kemmerlin

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Mrs. Adams

EMERALD ISLE — Roxie Carisma Kemmerlin and Jimmy Lewis Adams Jr. of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. at The Boat House, with Donald Fader officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Wayne Kemmerlin of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. McCoy Kemmerlin of Orangeburg, S.C., and Mr. and Mrs. Cruz Sanchez of Eagle Pass, Texas.

She is a graduate of Southern Wayne High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She is employed as a territory sales manager at Oscient Pharmaceuticals.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Lewis Adams of Mount Olive and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Adams of Seven Springs and Mr. and Mrs. Mossett Flowers of Mount Olive.

He graduated from Southern Wayne High School and East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in recreation and leisure studies. He was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He is employed as an installation director at Eastern Installed Services.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore an ivory silk A-line gown with a deep V-neckline accented with crystal bead and sequins.

Her headpiece was an ivory single-layer fingertip veil with crystal beading around the bottom.

The bride carried a bouquet of calla lilies and white roses wrapped in an off-white satin ribbon.

Carla Westbrook Stafford of Goldsboro was matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Kristina Kelley Joyner of Mount Olive, Candace Smith Hughes of Raleigh, Maranda Kyrstal Johns of Asheville and Kelli Sanford Anderson of Orangeburg.

Jimmy Lewis Adams was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Thomas Head of Boca Raton, Fla., Cuyler VonWald of Chapel Hill, Hayden VonWald of Wilmington and Brandon Hood of Raleigh.

Addilee English Turnage of Mount Olive was the junior bridesmaid.

Meredith Lasater Shivar, Julie Hinson Faucette and Dr. Amy VanVoltenburg Harper were honorary bridesmaids.

Logan Elizabeth Anderson of Orangeburg was flower girl. Hatcher McCoy Kemmerlin of Atlanta, Ga., was ringbearer.

Mandy Moreale directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Cassie Evans Williamson. Kyler Reed and Hunter Anderson distributed programs.

Brooke Albertson and Mallory Albertson greeted guests.

Gregory Lee Meacham was Scripture reader.

A program of wedding music was provided by Paige Vickory Barwick, violinist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at The Boat House.

After a wedding trip to Tortola, British Virgin Islands, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a wedding day brunch Oct. 6 at Bon Ami hosted by Alice and Jay Baker and Estelle and Johnnie Baker; a bridesmaids’ luncheon Oct. 5 at Rucker Johns of Emerald Isle hosted by the bride and her mother; a dinner party Aug. 25 at the home Jane Jeffreys hosted by Ms. Jeffreys, Lee Meacham and Hope and Adam Montague; a girls’ weekend Aug. 10 through 12 in Emerald Isle hosted by the bridesmaids; a bridal shower brunch Aug. 4 at Murphy’s Place hosted by Julie Faucette, Dr. Amy Harper, Christy Shivar, Meredith Shivar and Cassie Williamson; an engagement party June 2 at Murphy’s Place hosted by friends and family.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Oct. 5 at Champagne Bay in Emerald Isle.

Ashcraft - Ward

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Mrs. Ashcraft

SMITHFIELD — Emily June Ward and James Britton Ashcraft of Raleigh exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Lee Colbert and the Rev. Bryan Harris officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael N. Ward of Clayton and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Millard N. Ward of Lincolnton and Mr. and Mrs. John A. Narron Sr. of Goldsboro.

She graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina State University in 2006 with a degree in psychology and attends Campbell University for a Master of Divinity degree.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David B. Ashcraft and Mr. and Mrs. William H. Drummond of High Point and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Ashcraft of South Charleston, W.Va., and Elizabeth Cunningham and the late Newlin B. Cunningham of Charleston.

He graduated valedictorian and summa cum laude from North Carolina State University in 2006 with degrees in computer and electrical engineering and attends North Carolina State University for a Master of Computer Engineering degree.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

Amanda Ward was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Jessica Ward, Jennifer Narron-Hardy, Callie Narron, Caitlyn Narron Weeks, Clare Narron and Cara Narron.

Michael Morgensen was best man.

Groomsmen were Bill Ashcraft, Rob Ashcraft, Austin Ward, Patrick Keistler and Daniel Ward.

Gayle Bizzle directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Holden Royall, Julia Royall and Jane Royall.

A program of wedding music was provided by Kelley Garris, organist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception in the church fellowship hall.

After a wedding trip to Palm Beach, Fla., the couple reside in Raleigh.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at the Wagner House in Clayton.

Burt - Butts

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Mrs. Burt

Rhonda Michelle Butts and Hugh Evert Burt exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 15.

The bride is the daughter of William Danny and Lorraine Hall Butts of Dudley.

The groom is the son of Roger and Diane Burt of Marinette, Wisc.

The couple reside in Dudley.

Chestnut - Wheeler

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Mrs. Chestnut

ATLANTIC BEACH — Erin Brooke Wheeler and Benjamin Miller Chestnut exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 8, with Grady D. Wheeler officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Ronnie and Janet Wheeler of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Grady and Gladys Wheeler and Robert and Barbara Kinsler of Goldsboro.

She is employed at Naomi’s.

The groom is the son of Michael Chestnut of Smithfied and Ruth Ackley of Sidney, Mont., and the grandson of James and Jewel Chestnut of Goldsboro and Carol Marak of Billings, Mont.

He is employed at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

The bride was escorted by her father.

She wore a formal strapless organza A-line gown with satin draping. The bodice was embellished with pink embroidery, pearls, sequins and seed pearls. It had a gathering at the waistline and flowed into a chapel-length train accented with pearls and sequins.

Her headpiece was a rhinestone tiara attached to a fingertip-length veil with scallop-beaded edging.

The bride carried a tropical bouquet of hot pink nerine lilies, yellow pratea, purple orchids and blue agapanthus accented with yellow kangaroo paw, green orchids and orange tiger lilies.

Kasie Kinsler was her cousin’s maid of honor.

Michael Chestnut was his son’s best man.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Bogue Sound room at the Sheraton Hotel.

After a wedding trip to the Bahamas, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Hamilton - Hogan

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Mrs. Hamilton

PINE LEVEL — Christy Lynn Hogan and Jerry Wayne Hamilton exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at Hinnant Family Vineyards and Winery, with Carol Bartlett officiating.

The bride is the daughter of William Ellinger and Anna Marie Hogan of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Phillip Don and Ailene Frances Hogan of Los Lunas, N.M., and Gale Ann Sprouse and the late Clarence “Sarge” Sprouse of Goldsboro.

She is a 2003 graduate of Eastern Wayne High School and a graduate of Wayne Community College with an associate degree in dental hygiene.

The groom is the son of Donna Kay Hamilton and the late Kenneth Allen Hamilton of Goldsboro and the grandson of Vivain Hamilton and the late William Hamilton of Goldsboro and the late Milton and Retha Underwood of Newton Grove.

He is a graduate of Southern Wayne High School and Wayne Community College with a certified welder degree. He is employed as a professional well driller at N.W. Poole Well and Pump Co.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white gown with a red stripe across the top of the front and down through the center of the back down through the center of the train.

She carried a bouquet of red lilies with white edges and white daisies.

Jessica Hogan was her sister’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Amanda Sprouse, cousin of the bride; Kayla Underwood, cousin of the groom; and Ashton Stribble, Wendy Young and Erin Danko.

Timmy Capps was best man.

Groomsmen were Gary Young; Chris “Arab” Lane; Jason Hargrove; Jamie Jones and Kevin Jones, cousins of the groom.

Ushers were Chris Cushing and George Watson.

Layla Rackley and Kimberly Sprouse, cousin of the bride, were flower girls. Jessie Jones was ringbearer.

Macie Jones was the miniature bride. Tyler Hogan, brother of the bride, was the miniature groom.

Wesley Dills directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Kayla Campbell.

Special helpers were Aunt Dinah, Grandma, Aunt Tammy and Uncle Timmy, Aunt Cindy and Uncle Billy Frankye, Jackie, Frances Wesley, Shelly and the couple’s families.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Hinnant Family Vineyards and Winery.

After a wedding cruise to the Hawaiian islands, the couple reside in Grantham.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower hosted by Jackie Cushing and Frankye Watson and families.

A rehearsal dinner was held at Princeton Community Building.

Melvin - Neal

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Mrs. Melvin

FREMONT — Regina Ann Neal and John Lamont Melvin of Durham exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 15 at 4 p.m. at St. James Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, with Minister Tony Sutton officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Curtis Lee and Mary Bass Neal of Fremont and the granddaughter of the late Abraham “A.B.” and Pauline Langston Neal and the late James Woodrow and Dellaway Potts Bass of Fremont.

The groom is the son of Selema Alston of Durham and the grandson of the late Walter and Hattie Alston of Durham.

After a wedding trip to Pennsylvania, the couple reside in Kenly.

Theriac - Batts

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FREMONT — Kelly Dawn Batts of Pikeville and Christopher Douglas Theriac of Pikeville exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 21 at 2 p.m. at Cornerstone Assembly of God, with the Rev. Scott Ezzell officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Robert Ray Batts of Wilson and Charlette Cone Corbett of Pikeville.

The groom is the son of Fredrick Joseph Theriac III and Sandra Kay Morrow of Mount Olive.

After a wedding trip to Atlantic Beach, the couple reside in Pikeville.

Daughety - Schultz

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Mrs. Daughety

SNOW HILL — Tracey Lynn Schultz and Archibald Bruno Daughety IV of Winterville exchanged vows Aug. 5 at 4 p.m. at Eden Christian Church, with Pastor Gerald W. Kearney of Georgia, uncle of the bride, officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Teresa Kearney Schultz and Larry W. Schultz of Snow Hill and the granddaughter of the late Lehman and Nora Kearney of Snow Hill, the late Ruth M. Schultz of Pennsylvania and Jack and Ruth S. Schultz of Florida.

She is a 1994 graduate of North Lenoir High School and a 1998 graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology. She is employed as the operations coordinator with Sylvan Learning Centers.

The groom is the son of Amy Harrison Daughety and the late A.B. Daughety III of Arba and the grandson of the late Reba McCoy Wade and Sidney M. Harrison of Arba, the late A.B. Daughety Jr. and Margaret Wilson Daughety of Kinston.

He is a 1995 graduate of Greene Central High School and attends East Carolina University for a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education. He student teaches at H.B. Sugg in Farmville. He is employed as an educator with Greenville Sylvan Learning Center.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a satin golden strapless A-line gown accented with a side-ruched waistline.

Her headpiece was a scalloped silk illusion fingertip veil with ribbon-embroidered flowers and Swarovski crystals.

The bride carried a hand-tied satin bouquet creamy baby’s breath, coral and chocolate roses and yellow calla lilies.

Eleanor K. McCoy of Snow Hill was her niece’s maid of honor.

Luther Daughety of Snow Hill was his nephew’s best man.

Ushers were Billie Jean Morrow and Matthew Persinger.

Nell Harrison of Arba directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Becky Taylor.

A program of wedding music was provided by Pam Morrow, pianist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception in the church fellowship hall. Pastor Jack Mays gave the blessing.

After a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., the couple reside in Winterville.

Events held before the wedding included a dinner Aug. 4 at the Sandpiper; a reunion luncheon and meet-the-groom party July 8 in Pennsylvania hosted by the Walker-Schultz family; a bridal shower July 1 hosted by ladies of Eden Christian Church; a tiki pool party June 29 at the home of the bride’s parents; and a bridal search planning lunch March 9.

The groom’s parents held a pizza party rehearsal dinner Aug. 3 in the church fellowship hall.

Gray - Farmer

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Mrs. Gray

Michelle Renee Farmer of Raleigh and Anthony Randolph Gray of Raleigh exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church , with Pastor Juan Goodson officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Jimmie Lewis and Linda Hargrove Farmer of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late James Farmer Sr. and Jessie Mae Farmer of Wilson and the late John Edward Hargrove and Geraldine B. Gray Hargrove of Rocky Mount.

She is a 2000 honor graduate of Goldsboro High School and a 2004 graduate of North Carolina State University with a major in civil engineering. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. She is employed as an assistant district engineer for Durham, Person and Granville counties at the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

The groom is the son of Melissa Gray of Palm Coast, Fla., and the late William Gray Jr. and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Gray Sr. of Travis , Fla., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Deloach of Ridgeland, S.C.

He is a 2000 graduate of West Charlotte High School and a 2004 graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in computer science. He is employed as an integration engineer at Arsenal Digital Solutions Inc. of Cary.

The bride was escorted by father and given in marriage by parents.

She wore an ivory-gold gown with a V-halter neckline decorated in lace cascading down from the neckline and extending out to the ruched skirt. The skirt and chapel-length train were accented with beading and crystals.

Her headpiece was a shoulder-length double veil attached to a tiara.

The bride carried a bouquet of hand-tied plum calla lilies, miniature champagne roses, confetti roses and coffee beans.

Patrice Lorraine Farmer of Raleigh was her sister’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Tiffany Gray of Greensboro, sister of the groom, and Sarah Gilliard of New York City, sorority sister of the bride.

Rashad Graham was his friend’s best man.

Groomsmen were Kiel Chapman and Machon Gregory, college friends.

Thelma Smith directed the wedding.

A program of wedding music was provided by Jerry Darrell Raynor , pianist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Officers’ Club.

After a wedding trip to Asheville, the couple reside in Raleigh.

Events held before the wedding included a pre-wedding party at Mosquitos of Raleigh hosted by Patrice Farmer and Sarah Gilliard.

The groom’s mother held a rehearsal dinner at Hampton Inn.

Herring - Tuttle

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Mrs. Herring

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Melissa Diane Tuttle and Robert Chad Herring exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 19 at 6 p.m.

The bride is the daughter of Shirley Akins of Mebane and Tony Akins of Archdale and the granddaughter of Jeanette Akins and the late Gene Akins of Ramseur and the late Lucille Duffey and the late Jesse Hicks of Mebane.

She is a 2003 graduate of Campbell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. She is employed as a charter sales representative at Segrave Aviation in Kinston’s Global Transpark.

The groom is the son of Prentice and Jackie Herring of Mount Olive and the grandson of the late Bill and Eva Tillman and the late Leland and Olivia Herring of Mount Olive.

He graduated from East Carolina University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management. He is employed at Herring Pork Producers and H-3 Grading and Excavating.

After a wedding trip to Las Vegas, the couple reside in Mount Olive.

A floating reception will be held Oct. 13 at the home of Nick and Sandra Lee.

Hess - Andrews

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Mrs. Hess

Kellie Marie Andrews and Mark Alan Hess exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. at Lane Tree Golf Club, with Dexter Johnson officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Bill and Carole Andrews of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Helen Shoemaker of Sylvania, Ohio, the late William Andrews of Phillipsburg, Pa., and Joyce Bird and the late Alec Baggott of Leiston, England.

She is a 2000 graduate of Eastern Wayne High School and a 2005 cum laude graduate of Mount Olive College with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration/business management. She is employed as a customer experience supervisor at Old Navy.

The groom is the son of Mark and Joyce Hess of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late Harold Joe Hess of Charleston, W. Va., Mary Katherine Hess of Goldsboro and Lynn Thomas and Erna Davis of Winterhaven, Fla.

He is a 1999 graduate of Rosewood High School and a 2004 summa cum laude graduate of Mount Olive College with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration/business management. He is employed as a resource advisor with the 4th Civil Engineering Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore an ivory spaghetti strap A-line dress with side-drape detail. The bodice featured iridescent sequins and pearls. The back was accented with pearls and sequins and flowed to a chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a rhinestone and pearl tiara attached to a two-tiered ivory veil with satin edging.

The bride carried a bouquet of ivory, orange and yellow roses.

Jennifer Gram was her friend’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Tracy Andrews and Jamie Andrews, sisters of bride, and Samantha Overman and Lindsey Chalmers, friends of bride.

Steven Cory Hess was his brother’s best man.

Groomsmen were Aaron Johnson, Eddie Huerta, Matthew Overman and Aaron Chalmers, friends of groom.

Christopher Venable, friend of bride, was the usher.

Shalyn Keller was flower girl. T.J. Keller was ringbearer.

Christopher Venable directed the wedding.

Special helpers were Jennifer and Casey!.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Lane Tree Golf Club.

After a wedding trip to the western Caribbean, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ dinner Aug. 23 at Logan’s; a lingerie shower Aug. 18 hosted by Lindsey Chalmers and Samantha Overman; and a honeymoon shower July 8 hosted by Joyce and Katie Hess.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at their home. The couple chose this time to present gifts to their attendants.

Keel - Schatzman

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Mrs. Keel

Stacy Marie Schatzman and Paul Wilson Keel exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. at Pine Forest United Methodist Church, with Billy A. Olsen officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Sheri Annette McDonald and William H. Schatzman of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late Willis Thurman and Lillian Ruth Goodbar of Xenia, Ohio, and the late Eileen Beatrice Sattler of Hillsboro, Ohio.

She is a 1998 graduate of Eastern Wayne High School and a 2003 graduate of Randolph Community College of Asheboro with an Associate in Applied Science degree in portrait photography. She is employed with Wanda’s.

The groom is the son of Paul Kenneth Keel and Lynda Sutton Keel of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late Woodrow Wilson “Dick” Sutton, Louise Gurley Sutton, the late Paul James Keel and Eleanor Williams Keel of Goldsboro.

He is a 1996 graduate of Rosewood High School. He is employed with Institution Food House of Florence, S.C.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a strapless French ivory mocha satin gown. The bodice was enhanced with antique silver embroidery embellished with bugle beading, pearls, sequins and crystals. It had a mocha pleated satin sash with a French chapel-length draped train.

Her headpiece was a single-tiered rolled-edge fingertip veil.

The bride carried a clutch bouquet of miniature flame calla lilies with croten leaves tied with ivory ribbon accented with clear stones.

Ashley Schatzman of Seneca Falls, N.Y., and Kelli Schatzman of Greenville were their sister’s maids of honor.

Renee Bullock of Goldsboro, friend of the bride, was the bridesmaid.

Russ Howell of Kokomo, Ind., was best man.

Groomsmen were Lathan Keel and Morgan Keel of Goldsboro, brothers of the groom, and Rick Brohman of Ware, Mass., friend of the couple.

Ushers were Jason Smith of Goldsboro, Joshua Jendrisak of Greenville and Chad Robertson of Charlotte, friends of the couple.

Rosemary Keel, aunt of the groom, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Jamie Smith. Jessica Hardison and Tyler Gardner distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Nathan Lean, pianist; Jenny Heim, violinist; and Donald Coles Jr. and Lina Carter, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Walnut Creek Country Club. Peggy Ann Dean, aunt of the bride; Tom Goodbar, uncle of the bride; and Stanley and Janice Keel, uncle and aunt of the groom; greeted guests.

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

Events held before the wedding included a handyman shower Sept. 22 hosted by Rosewood Volunteer Fire Department; a miscellaneous shower Sept. 2 at the home of the groom’s parents hosted by Rosemary and Beverly Keel; a room shower Aug. 12 at the home of the bride’s parents hosted by Ashley and Kelli Schatzman and Renee Bullock; and a bridal luncheon Aug. 11 at the Royal Tea Room hosted by Susan Odum.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at Hampton Inn.

Long - Markham

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Mrs. Long

Nikki Natasha Markham of Greensboro and David William Long Jr. of Greensboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 14 at 2 p.m. at Sheridan Forest Assembly of God, with Terry Gainer officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Michael Oliver Stone of Durham and Donna Marie Marham of Efland and the granddaughter of Essie of Efland and the late William Connell Markham.

The groom is the son of David William Long Sr. and Cynthia Ann Long of Goldsboro and the grandson of Marvin Sylvester and Betty Jean Long of Clinton, Mo., and Douglas and the late Lola Mae Landrum of Farwell, Texas.

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

McArthur - Lanier

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Mrs. McArthur

KINSTON — Mary Frances Lanier and Stephen Bruce McArthur exchanged vows Sept. 1 at Kinston Baptist Temple, with the Rev. Henry S. Seymour, uncle of the groom, officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Glen Lanier of LaGrange and the late Barbara Sasser Lanier and the granddaughter of Mary Howard Lanier of Mount Olive, the late Corbett Lanier, Frances Sasser Salt of LaGrange and the late Johnny Sasser.

She is a graduate of East Duplin High School in Beulaville and Lenoir Community College with a certificate of pharmacy technology.

The groom is the son of Bruce and LuAlice Harper McArthur of Albertson and the grandson of the late Bruce and Thelma Weeks McArthur and the late Johnnie and Mary Lennon Harper.

He graduated from home school high school and Lenoir Community College with a degree in machining and welding. He is employed by P@M Performance.

The bride wore a satin A-line gown with a draped front and face-framing sweetheart off-the-shoulder neckline. It had a beaded bodice, a skirt insert and a chapel train.

The bride carried a bouquet of stargazer lilies.

Ashley Price of Seven Springs was her friend’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Brandy Summerlin of Mount Olive and Caron Harper of Albertson, friends of the bride.

Bruce McArthur Jr. was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Jason Harper of Albertson, cousin of the groom, and Daniel Morphies, friend of the groom.

Caroline Summerlin of Mount Olive, friend of the bride, was flower girl. Noah Summerlin of Mount Olive, friend of the groom, was ringbearer.

Cheryl Barrow directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Jessica Boyette, cousin of the groom.

A program of wedding music was provided by Bruce B. McArthur Jr., father of the bride, vocalist; and Karla Grant, pianist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Maxwell Mill in Albertson.

After a wedding trip to Swansboro, the couple reside in Albertson.

Events held before the wedding included a shower Aug. 12 hosted by the church family of Kinston Baptist Church; a bridesmaids’ luncheon Aug. 11 hosted by the groom’s mother at her home; a shower July 29 at the home of Ashley Price hosted by the bridesmaids; and a bridal shower June 23 hosted by the groom’s mother and Jean Harper, aunt of the groom.

The groom’s aunts and parents held a rehearsal dinner Aug. 31.

Carter - Grady

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Mrs. Carter

MOUNT OLIVE — Rebecca Ann Grady of Mount Olive and Paul Scott Carter of Mount Olive exchanged vows in a single-ring ceremony Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Jones Grove Church, with Christopher A. Bishop officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Billy Ray and Betty Ann Grady of Pine Mountain, Ga., and the granddaughter of Edna Gray, the late Albert Grady, Betty D. Hall and the late Edward C. Davidson of Mount Olive.

She is a 2000 graduate of Southern Wayne High School. She attended West Georgia Technical School.

The groom is the son of Ronnie Dean Carter of Mount Olive and Diana Lee Carter of Wilmer, Ala., and the grandson of the late Raymond Carter and Irene Brock of Mount Olive.

He is a 1993 graduate of Mary G. Montgumry School in Semmes, Ala. He is employed as a mechanic at Deacon Jones Kia.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

A program of wedding music was provided by Zina Carr, pianist.

The couple reside in Mount Olive.

Johnson - Kirby

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Mrs. Johnson

PIKEVILLE — Dana Nanette Kirby and Moses John Johnson Jr. exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 15 at Pleasant Grove Original Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Franklin G. “Barry” Stallings officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Jerry William and Phyllis Parnell Kirby of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Jack and Ramona Kirby of Pikeville and Maxine Parnell and the late Clifton Parnell of Goldsboro.

She is a 2002 graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School and a 2004 graduate Wayne Community College with an associate degree in medical office administration. She is employed at Goldsboro Medical Clinic.

The groom is the son of Doris Ray and the late Moses John Johnson of Zebulon and the grandson of the late Jessie and Annie Johnson of Wendell and the late William and Mammie Ray of Zebulon.

He is self-employed at M.J. Johnson Home Improvement.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal gown of white chiffon over satin with pink embroidery with pearls, sequins and seed beads. The strapless bodice was enhanced with an asymmetrical gathering at the waistline. The A-line skirt flowed into a chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a rhinestone tiara attached to a two-tiered veil of silk illusion embroidered with silver thread, sequins and pearls in a floral design along the scalloped edging.

The bride carried a bouquet of pink hydrangeas accented with white ranunculus and stephanotis.

Mary Ellen Corbett was her cousin’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Joy Allen, Lindsey Nicholson and Lauren Warren, cousins of the bride, and Miranda Wooten, friend of the bride.

Garry Phillips was his friend’s best man.

Groomsmen were Jason Corbett, cousin of the bride; Daniel Kirby, brother of the bride; and John Nicholson and Thomas Parnel, uncles of the bride.

Destiney Anderson was flower girl. Jordan Allen, cousin of the bride, was ringbearer.

Kim Nicholson, aunt of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Mindy Glover. Taylor Allen and Trent Allen distributed programs.

Special helpers were Caren Wells, Christine Satterfield, Becky Glover, Ellen Cobb and Glenda Phillips.

A program of wedding music was provided by Renee Futrelle, pianist; Tyron Corbett and April Wilson, vocalist; and Paige Barwick, violinist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Lane Tree Golf Club. George and Renee Futrelle greeted guests.

After a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple reside in Zebulon.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ dinner Sept. 13 at the home of Maxine Parnell hosted by Glenda Phillips, Ellen Cobb and Ms. Parnell; a Christmas shower Sept. 6 at Texas Steakhouse hosted by Lisa Jenette and Caren Wells; a recipe shower Aug. 26 at the home of Christine Satterfield hosted by Ms. Satterfield, Georgia Crumpler and Maude Pittman; a surprise sleepover Aug. 24 at the home of Maxine Parnell hosted by Mary Ellen Corbett; a Pure Romance shower Aug. 18 at the home of Rebecca Bartick hosted by Ms. Bartick; a lingerie shower Aug. 11 at the home of Ramona Kirby hosted by Kim Nicholson and Ms. Kirby; a pool party July 21 at the home of Glenda and Garry Phillips hosted by the Phillipses; a miscellaneous shower July 15 at Pleasant Grove Church hosted by friends and family; and a girls’ night out May 5 hosted by Mary Ellen Corbett.

The groom held a rehearsal dinner in the church fellowship hall.

Rinehart - Sprinkle

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Mrs. Rinehart

Shannon Brittany Sprinkle and Senior Airman Benjamin James Rinehart of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 5 at 3 p.m. at Unity Fellowship Church, with Pastor Kelvin Gurley officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Terry Louis and Carol Lynn Sprinkle of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Barbara Ann Sprinkle and the late Howard Louis Sprinkle of Leechburg, Pa., Thomas Grey Merryman Jr. and Constance Louise Merryman of New Kensington, Pa., and the late Donald Ray Arbuckle Sr.

She is a 2006 graduate of Rosewood High School and attends Wayne Community College in partnership with East Carolina University for a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She is employed as a customer service representative at Goody’s Family Clothing.

The groom is the son of James William Rinehart Jr. of New Windsor, Md., and Karen M. Showers of York, Pa., the stepson of Lori Rinehart of New Windsor and the grandson of James William Rinehart Sr. and Barbara Rinehart of New Windsor and Olive Christine Showers of Finksburg, Md.

He is a 2002 graduate of Linganore High School in Maryland and the Air Force University with an associate degree in munitions systems. He attends the American Military University for a bachelor’s degree in small business administration. He is serving in the Air Force.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a floor-length strapless white satin gown cinched in the back to reveal the skirt and train that consisted of four layers of crinoline and satin. The skirt was embellished with iridescent sequins and white pearls. The bodice was accented with a two-inch-wide band of white pearls. The back of the gown was accented with white pearl and satin buttons the length of the zipper.

Her headpiece was a rhinestone tiara and a two-inch band of white pearls edging the fingertip white veil. She also wore a rhinestone necklace and earrings to match the tiara.

The bride carried a cascading bouquet of white calla lilies and peach roses accented with white pearls, clear crystals and eight strands of white pearls.

Sarah Hughan of Pennsylvania was her friend’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Summer Fishman and Marina Mayton of Goldsboro and Christine Rinehart of Maryland, sister of the groom.

Norman “P.J.” Pyles of Maryland was his friend’s best man.

Groomsmen were Michael Fishman of Goldsboro; Brett Booth of Pennsylvania, cousin of the bride; and Terry “T.J.” Sprinkle Jr. of Goldsboro, brother of the bride.

Aubrey Lynn Bowens of Dudley was flower girl. Tanner William Rinehart of Maryland, brother of the groom, was ringbearer.

The mother directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs was Greg Roudebush.

A program of wedding music was provided by Mark Radford.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at Sarah’s Garden at Best Western Inn.

After a wedding trip to Maryland and Pennsylvania, the couple reside at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

Events held before the wedding included a shower/bachelorette party July 18 at Logan’s Roadhouse.

A rehearsal dinner was held at Mc Call’s Family Restaurant.

Smith - Raynor

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Mrs. Smith

FAISON — LaShanda Denise Raynor of Greensboro and Christopher Chad Smith exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 11 at 2:30 p.m. at Poplar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Willie C. Alford officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Charles D. Raynor and Dorothy S. Raynor of Dudley and the granddaughter of the late Everette and Mary C.J. Raynor of Mount Olive and the late Frank and Johnnie B. Simmons of Faison.

She is a 1999 graduate of Southern Wayne High School and a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She is employed as a kindergarten teacher at Guilford County Schools.

The groom is the son of Linda Kay Smith and the late Joe Bill Smith of Greensboro and the grandson of the late Bud and Swannie Price of Snow Camp.

He is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a bachelor’s degree in human environment and family sciences. He is employed as a North Carolina account development manager at PSC MedSupply LLC.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a a strapless French taffeta A-line gown adorned with crystal and silver beading on the bodice. The dropped waistline featured a band of silver bead work. The skirt was detailed with crystal pickups followed by a chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a tiara embellished with crystals and beads attached to a white two-tiered veil lined with crystals.

The bride carried a clutch bouquet of white roses.

Pamela Williams of Faison was her cousin’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Nadiyah Ali of Baltimore, Md., Sharmen Few of Greensboro, Tamika Hubbard of Converse, Texas, and Demia Stewart of Greensboro, friends of the couple, and Tiffany Smith of Greensboro, sister of the groom.

Ronnie Miller Jr. of Greensboro was his friend’s best man.

Groomsmen were Jamie Baldwin and Jerry Baldwin of Burlington and Alton Scales of Browns Summit, cousins of the groom; Kenny Sharpe of Greensboro, friend of the couple; and Lyle Smith of Charlotte, nephew of the groom.

Ushers were Theodore Bullock, Daniel Faison, Kendric Faison and Blake King of Faison, cousins of the bride.

Asia Faison, god-daughter of the bride, was flower girl. Savionne Watt, son of the groom, was ringbearer.

Monica Glover directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Priscilla Faison. Monique Rhames and Yolanda Troublefield distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Carrie Simmons, pianist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

After a wedding trip to Aruba, the couple reside in McLeansville.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower Aug. 4 hosted by Demia Stewart; a bridal shower May 28 hosted by co-workers of the bride; a bridal shower May 21 hosted by the bride’s kindergarten students; and a bridal shower April 28 hosted by Gayle Hardy and family.

A rehearsal dinner was held at the home of the bride. The couple chose this time to present gifts to their attendants.

Blackwell - Holloman

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Mrs. Blackwell

WILMINGTON — Lindsey Brooke Holloman and Blake Andrew Blackwell exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. at Temple Baptist Church, with the Rev. Doug Seymour officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Terry Maxton and Barbara Jones Holloman of Mount Olive and the granddaughter of Doris Jackson and the late Carroll Maxton Holloman of Faison and Latha Seymour and the late J.A. Jones of Mount Olive.

She is a graduate of Wayne Community College with an associate degree in nursing. She attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority. She is employed as a registered nurse at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital of Greensboro.

The groom is the son of Gary Landy and Susan Sizemore Blackwell of Greensboro and the grandson of the late Harry and Tinnie Blackwell of Burlington and the late W.A. and Helen Sizemore of High Point.

He is a 1999 graduate of Lucy Ragsdale High School and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s Cameron School of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing. He was a member of Pi Sigma Epsilon Fraternity.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal gown of ivory satin with a strapless neckline. The bodice was enhanced with beading and crystals and was accented by a drop waist café band with lace appliqués. The skirt was semi-cathedral and adorned by a lace overlay and scrollwork beading.

Her headpiece was a single-tiered fingertip veil trimmed in satin accented with scattered crystals.

The bride carried a bouquet of red Freedom roses and green hydrangea accented with hypernicum berries and bound in an ivory satin ribbon.

Jenny Leigh Grady of Wilmington was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Heather Beaman of Mount Olive and Kelly Holliday of Thomasville, cousins of the bride, and Holly Keefe of Mount Olive, Jessica Shoneck of Goldsboro, Ashley Turner of Cary, Amber Kirby of Winston-Salem, Dorian Creech and Stacey Hood of Wilmington, friends of the bride.

Gary Landy Blackwell was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Dr. Franklin Hatchett of Greensboro, brother-in-law of the groom, and Chad Fields, Antonio McInnis, Michael Rizzuto and Jeffrey Moran of Greensboro, Michael Fulton of Raleigh, Aaron Jones of Augusta, Ga., and Matthew Connolly of Tampa, Fla., friends of the groom.

Cara Paige Wall of Greensboro, niece of the groom, was flower girl. Martin Grimes Holloman of Mount Olive, cousin of the bride, was ringbearer.

Nancy Rea of Snow Hill, aunt of the bride, and Sue Beaman of Mount Olive, cousin of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Gina Barnes of New York City, friend of the couple. Kristen Beaman, cousin of the bride, and Lauren Hatchett, niece of the groom, distributed programs.

Angel Flow of Durham was Scripture reader.

A program of wedding music was provided by Keri-Anne Weaver, vocalist, and Linda Stanley, organist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at the Bellamy Mansion. Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Holliday of Thomasville, uncle and aunt of the bride, and Mr. and Mrs. Danny Godwin of Goldsboro, friends of the bride’s family, greeted guests.

After a wedding cruise to Greece, Italy, Egypt, Turkey and Cyprus, the couple reside in Greensboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ luncheon Sept. 14 at the Pilot House of Wilmington hosted by the bride and her mother during which time the bride presented gifts to her attendants; a bachelor party Aug. 25 in Greensboro hosted by friends of the groom; a bachelorette weekend and lingerie shower Aug. 24 through 26 in Charleston, S.C., hosted by friends of the bride; a a dinner party Aug. 11 at the Country Squire hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Danny Holloman; a monogram shower July 29 at the home of Sue Beaman hosted by aunts of the bride; a dinner party July 14 at the Baron and Beef hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Danny Godwin and Mr. and Mrs. Bevo Weaver; a wedding shower and cookout June 16 at Henson Farms Clubhouse hosted by the groom’s family; and a bridal shower Feb. 17 at the home of Dr. Debbie Grady and Jenny Grady hosted by the Gradys.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Sept. 14 at Bluewater Grill in Wrightsville Beach. The groom chose this time to present gifts to his attendants.

Cecil - Peaden

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Mrs. Cecil

GREENVILLE — Victoria Leigh Peaden and Mark Stephen Cecil exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, with the Rev Justin Kerber officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Dan and Diane Peaden of Greenville and the granddaughter of the late Charles Peaden, Ruth Peaden, Shadie Clark and Hazel Clark of Greenville.

The groom is the son of Stephen and Joanne Cecil of Goldsboro and the grandson of Rose Cecil, the late Martin Cecil and Maurice and Margaret Drury of Owensboro, Ky.

He is employed as a mechanical engineer at Polaris Industries.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

Jennifer Szejnuik was her friend’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Casey East, cousin of the bride, and Angela Cecil, sister of the groom.

Brandon Page was his friend’s best man.

Groomsmen were Matthew Cecil, brother of the groom, and Pete Reneo, friend of the groom.

Ashleigh, Becky and Katie Clark distributed programs.

Melissa Southern, sister of the groom, and Rachel Peaden, sister of the bride, were Scripture readers.

A program of wedding music was provided by Michael Vitrano, vocalist and organist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Rock Springs Center of Greenville.

After a wedding trip to Emerald Isle, the couple reside in Minnesota.

Upton - Miller

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Mrs. Upton

WILMORE, Ky. — Melissa Lyn Miller of Nicholasville, Ky., and Major McKinley Upton III of Wilmore exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 28 at 6 p.m. at Asbury Theological Seminary, with the Rev. Paul Fryman officiating.

The bride is the daughter of the Rev. T.R. and Marcia Lyn Miller of Roxboro and the granddaughter of Donald and Jeanie Miller of Albright, W. Va., and Glenn and Mary Bolyard of Palm Bay, Fla.

She attended Spring Creek School. She is a graduate of Faith Christian Academy and a 2004 graduate of Asbury College in Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design/media. She is employed as a contract graphic designer at Kentucky Educational Television and UK HealthCare.

The groom is the son of Major McKinley Upton II of Columbia, Ky., and Leverna Upton of Wilmore and the grandson of Allene Upton and Betty Collier of Nicholasville, Chester Collie and Major McKinley Upton.

He graduated from West Jessamine High School and attends the University of Kentucky for a degree in English/philosophy. He is employed as a landscaper at Asbury College.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore an ivory ruched tulle beaded bodice over a full satin ballgown with spaghetti straps, a sweetheart neckline and a semi-cathedral train.

Her headpiece was a rhinestone-trimmed veil.

The bride carried a bouquet of purple hand-tied hydrangea.

Emily Harlan was her friend’s matron of honor, while Jessica Marlar, friend of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Misty Miller, cousin of the bride; Sabrina Hager, cousin of the groom; and Jenny Upton, sister of the groom.

Chet Hager was his cousin’s best man.

Groomsmen were Chad Rhodes, Jason Aukerman and Mike VanAusteen, friends of groom, and T.J. Miller, brother of bride.

Joanna Shutt, friend of bride, was flower girl.

Kari Watts directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Payton Hager, cousin of groom. Nicholas Marlar, friend of bride distributed programs.

Jordan Bolyard and Benjamin Bolyard, cousins of the bride, were handbell ringers.

The Rev. Bill Shutt, friend of the bride’s family, was master of ceremonies.

A program of wedding music was provided by Valerie Bolyard, aunt of bride, pianist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Asbury Seminary’s Stevens-Pike dining room.

After a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico, the couple reside in Nicholasville.

A rehearsal dinner was held at Asbury Theological Seminary.

Dunn - Dowtin

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Mrs. Dunn

BURLINGTON — Kimberly Shenail Dowtin and Thomas Edward Dunn V of Glendale, Ariz., exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Dr. Larry E. Covington officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Samuel L. and Lizzie E. Dowtin of Burlington and the granddaughter of Mary Dowtin and the late Samuel L. Dowtin of Littleton and Alice Edmonds of New York, N.Y.

She is a graduate of North Carolina Central University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a minor in mathematics and attends Grand Canyon University for a master’s degree in education administration. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. She is employed as seventh-grade mathematics teacher and 21st Century Grant site coordinator at Tolleson Elementary School District.

The groom is the son of Thomas and Barbara A. Dunn of Goldsboro and the grandson of Thomas and Julia Dunn of Goldsboro, the late Handy Applewhite Sr. of Orange, N.J., and Rose Peacock of Brooklyn, N.Y.

He graduated from Fayetteville State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He is serving in the Army as a recruiter.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a satin strapless princess line wedding gown with net embroidery, crystal and pearl beading and sequins. It had a lace-up bodice back and a semi-cathedral train with a pink sorbet trim.

Latressa Cobb was matron of honor, while LaKysha Dowtin was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Amanda Boleratz, Quinesha Dowtin, Jondra Torain and Rabiah Harrison.

Damien Lett was best man.

Groomsmen were Vincent Aguon, Kenneth Dowtin Jerry Moore and Marc Dowtin

Diamond Barbour was the junior bride. Olija’h Dowtin was the junior groom.

JaNiaya Dowtin-Torain and Aaliyah Artis were flower girls. Jabare’ Holmes was ringbearer.

LaWanda Foster Gregory directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Sharesa Wilkins. Tanora Dunn distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Devashi Woods, pianist, and Allana Smith, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Occasions Inc. in Burlington.

The couple will take a wedding trip to Hawaii in October. They reside in Glendale.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower June 23.

A rehearsal dinner was held Aug. 17 at Ebenezer United Church.

High - Rodriguez

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Mrs. High

PIKEVILLE — Monica Joann Rodriguez of Pikeville and Jason High of Pikeville exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. at Pikeville Community Center, with the Rev. Gerald Hollamon officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Debbie Head of Goldsboro and John Rodriguez of Inglewood, Calif., and the granddaughter of Milton and Shirley Head of Goldsboro, Buddy Lancaster and the late Grace Lancaster of Pikeville, James Rodriguez of San Pedro, Calif., and the late Marjorie Rodriguez.

She is a 2003 graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School and a 2004 graduate of Wayne Community College’s phlebotomy program. She is employed as an ASCP certified phlebotomist.

The groom is the son of Ellen High of Scuffleton and the grandson of Hilton High and Barbara High of Faro.

He is a 2000 graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School. He is employed as a food merchandising supervisor at Wal-Mart.

The bride was escorted by her stepfather and given in marriage by her family.

She wore a formal strapless gown of latte silk over ivory silk. It had a side slip adorned with sequins.

The bride carried a bouquet of long-stemmed pink and champagne roses tired with Ivory and pink ribbons.

Kristine Gearhart was her friend’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Cassie High, cousin of the groom; Mary Kate Kruger, friend of the couple; and Jessica Washam, friend of the bride.

Hilton High was his grandson’s best man.

Groomsmen were Anthony Malsavo, cousin of the groom; Kevin Messick, friend of the couple; and Jonathan Coker, friend of the groom.

Susan Murray and Natalie Neal, friends of the bride’s family, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Pam Head, aunt of the bride. Deloris Sheehan, aunt of the bride, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Kenneth Brickhouse, friend of the couple, sound technician.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Pikeville Community Center. Vicky Russell, aunt of the groom, served the wedding cake. Deborah High, aunt of the groom, poured punch.

The couple reside in Pikeville.

Events held before the wedding included a bachelor party Aug. 3 hosted by the groomsmen; a bachelorette party Aug. 3 at Chili’s hosted by the bride’s mother; and a bridesmaids’ dinner July 27 at Ryan’s hosted by the bride.

The groom’s grandparents held a rehearsal dinner Aug. 4 at Pikeville Community Center.

King - Fulghum

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Mrs. King

ATLANTIC BEACH — Heather Nichole Fulghum of Goldsboro and Christopher Sean King exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Fort Macon State Park, with Bob Caffin officiating.

The bride is the daughter of James Paul Fulghum Jr. of Dudley and Georgia Grant Fulghum of Seven Springs and the granddaughter of the late James Paul and Beautrice Fulghum of Goldsboro and the late William and Mary Grant of Snow Hill.

She is a 2001 graduate of Southern Wayne High School and a 2006 graduate of Wayne Community College with an Associate Degree in Applied Science for nursing. She is employed as a registered nurse at Wayne Memorial Hospital’s intensive care unit.

The groom is the son of Donnie LaRue and Elizabeth Perry King of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late Theola King and Elizabeth Rivenbark of Goldsboro and the late Vance Perry of Wilmington.

He graduated from Southern Wayne High School in 1998. He is employed as a crew foreman at Seegar’s Fence Co.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a chiffon gown with a strapless bodice embellished with Swarovski crystals, bugle beads and seed beads and a sweep train.

Her headpiece was a fingertip veil with pearls and crystals attached to a pearl, crystal and rhinestone tiara.

The bride carried a clutch bouquet of coral roses and cymbidium orchids.

Melissa Price, sister of the groom, was matron of honor, while Jessica Shoneck, friend of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Kimberly Gray, cousin of the bride, and Christina Shofner and Crystal Carter, friends of the bride.

Donnie King was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Michael King, brother of the groom; Jamie Price, brother-in-law of the groom; and Lance Kornegay and Jason Farris, friends of the groom.

Laney Price and Madison King, nieces of the groom, were flower girls. Layton Price and Jaxson King, nephews of the groom, were ringbearers.

Special helpers were Jessica Kornegay, Jaime King and Cathy Stelly.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at the Crab’s Claw in Atlantic Beach.

After a wedding trip to Palm Beach, Aruba, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bachelor weekend Aug. 10 through 12 in Wilmington hosted by Jason Farris and Lance Kornegay, friends of the groom; a lingerie shower/bachelorette party Aug. 11 at the Steak Barn hosted by Crystal Carter and Christina Shofner, friends of the bride; a miscellaneous shower Aug. 4 hosted by Jassica Shoneck, Cathy Stelly, Kathy Gray and Georgia Fulghum; a miscellaneous shower July 30 hosted by co-workers of the bride; and a luau reception at the home of Jamie and Melissa Price hosted by the groom’s family and aunt and uncle.

Sutton - McCall

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Mrs. Sutton

Carrie Elizabeth McCall of Goldsboro and Lance Clint Sutton exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. at the home of Karen McCall, with the Rev. Rick Mondell officiating.

The bride is the daughter of James Edmond McCall of Williamsburg, Pa., and Karen Jean McCall of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Eugene and Thelma McCall and Jack and Jean Youngblood.

She graduated from Wayne Christian School in 2005 and attends East Carolina University for a degree in special education. She is employed at Texas Steakhouse and as an instructional assistant at Rosewood Elementary School.

The groom is the son of Linwood Earl of and Lea Charmane Sutton of Four Oaks and the grandson of Edward and Edna Sutton of Newton Grove and Joyce Lewis and the late William “Bill” Lewis.

He graduated from Rosewood High School in 2004. He is employed as a service technician at Them Guys Tire and Auto.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a strapless gown of French taffeta hand-embroidered with seed pearls and crystals.

Her headpiece was a jeweled beaded tiara.

The bride carried a bouquet of hand-tied white and purple roses, miniature roses and hydrangeas.

Anna Evans was her sister’s matron of honor, while Amy Sutton, sister of the groom, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Jennifer McCall and Melissa Sheldon.

Brad Petterson was best man.

Groomsmen were Paul Evans, Josh McCall, Matthew McCall and Lewis Braswell.

Mackenzie Darden was flower girl. Derrick Sharp was ringbearer.

Presiding at the register was Jenaye Williams. Sydney, Micheal and Kayla Muller distributed programs.

Special helpers were Rhonda Dobbins, Gloria Thompson and Barbara Nelson.

A program of wedding music was provided by Abby Millard, pianist, and Lori Herring, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, an outside reception was held. Sylvia Wood, Jackie Longwell, Maha Poindexter, Marlene Coyler, Ashley Muller and Penny Dobbins were servers.

The couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a floating shower Aug. 5 at Freedom Baptist Church hosted by Anna Evans, sister of the bride, and the bride’s mother and a shower Aug. 4 at Texas Steakhouse hosted by Amy Sutton and friends.

A pig picking rehearsal dinner was held at Bentonville Community Center.

Brown - Sutton

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Mrs. Brown

MOUNT OLIVE — Sarah Renee Sutton of Mount Olive and Matthew Franklin Brown of Mount Olive exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 11 at 3 p.m. at Thunderswamp Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Rev. Steve Dixon officiating.

The bride is the daughter of James Shelton Sutton of Grantham and Cindy Perry Creech of Faison and the stepdaughter of James Warren Creech of Faison.

She is a 2005 graduate of Southern Wayne High School and attends Wayne Community College’s medical assisting program. She is employed with Goldsboro Drug.

The groom is the son of Steven Franklin and Tammie Lee Hill Brown of Goldsboro and the grandson of Frank and Lib Brown of Albertson and Harold and Judy Hill of Goldsboro.

He graduated from Southern Wayne High School in 2000 and Wayne Community College’s basic law enforcement training as valedictorian. He is employed as an electrician with Hill Electric.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white strapless A-line gown with an organza overlay embellished with silver embroidery throughout. It had a dropped waistline that flowed into a semi-cathedral-length train.

Maria Pennington was her friend’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Leighanna Grady and Crystal Faircloth, friends of the bride; Dawn Hill, cousin of the groom; Amy Sutton, sister-in-law of the bride; and Brittany Creech, stepsister of the bride.

Steve Brown was his son’s best man.

Ushers were Scottie Brown, brother of the groom; Jeff Hill, uncle of the groom; and Nick Sutton, Justin Sutton and Stephen Anderson, brothers of the bride.

Karinne Anderson, niece of the bride, was flower girl. Seth Anderson, nephew of the bride, was ringbearer.

Destiny Creech, niece of the bride, was the miniature bride. Jimmy Grice, friend of the couple, was the miniature groom.

Jennifer Britt directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs were Brian and Michelle Hope.

A program of wedding music was provided by Betsy Register, pianist, and Jimmy Martin, vocalist.

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

After a wedding trip to the mountains, the couple reside in Grantham.

Events held before the wedding included a bachelor party Aug. 3 in Wilmington; a bachelorette party Aug. 3 in Fayetteville; a bridal shower Aug. 1 hosted by classmates of the bride; a lingerie shower July 28 hosted by Maria Pennington; a bridal shower July 9 hosted by the groom’s family; and a bridal shower June 8 hosted by the bride’s mother.

The groom’s family held a rehearsal dinner Aug. 10 at the home of the groom.

Jones - Wyatt

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Mrs. Jones

Cyndi Leigh Wyatt and Phillip Wesley Jones of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a private single-ring ceremony Aug. 22 at 1 p.m., with the Rev. James A. Carlton officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Pamela Jo Wyatt of Goldsboro and the late Billy Wayne Wyatt of Goldsboro.

She is a 2003 graduate of Goldsboro High School. She is employed as a waitress at The Huddle House.

The groom is the son of Dale Elizabeth Jones of Seven Springs and the late James Nelson Jones of Albertson, the grandson of Larry Harper and Lula Mae Jones of Albertson, Donald Ray of Jacksonville and the late Wilma Hill Price of Seven Springs and the stepgrandson of Retha A. Price.

He attended Spring Creek High and now attends Wayne Community College. He is employed as a security officer at Berkeley Mall.

The couple reside in Mar Mac.

Kincaid - Harrell

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Mrs. Kincaid

Lauren Renee Harrell and Jeffery Douglas Kincaid II of Morehead exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 11 at 5 p.m. at Providence United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jerry Jackson officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Jim and Beverly Harrell of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Ellis and Janet Harrell, Jo Anne Hill and the late Preston Eugene Hill of Dudley.

She is a 2005 graduate of Southern Wayne High School and a 2007 graduate of Medical Arts Massage School in Raleigh.

The groom is the son of Jeffery Douglas and Tammy James Kincaid of LaGrange and the grandson of Blackie and Janie Kincaid of Walnut Creek and Gerald and Carolyn Layden of Goldsboro.

He is a 2004 graduate of Spring Creek High School. He is employed as manager of Pizza Inn.

The bride was escorted by her father and son, Brayden Harrell, and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal satin gown with a beaded halter-style bodice of pearls and crystals and a full skirt with a flowing cathedral train accented with lace appliqués, pearls and rosettes.

Her headpiece was a diamond and pearl tiara attached to a fingertip veil accented with pearls.

The bride carried a white bouquet of calla lilies, tea roses and stephanotis accented with cascading ivy wrapped with a pearl bouquet sleeve.

Ashley Blake, sister of the groom, was matron of honor, while Ginger Joyner, friend of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Jenny Westbrook, Hannah Best and Crystal Faircloth, friends of the bride.

Jeffery Douglas Kincaid, was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Scott Harrell, brother of the bride; Jon Blake, brother-in-law of the groom; and Landon Reeves and Michael Hudson, friends of the couple.

Kaitlyn Kincaid, sister of the groom, was flower girl. Frankie Pratt, cousin of the bride, was ringbearer.

Lindsey Howell, friend of the bride’s family, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Renee Pratt and Sharon Harrell, aunts of the bride. Daniel Harrell, cousin of the bride; distributed programs.

David Harrell, cousin of the bride, was bellringer.

A program of wedding music was provided by Terri Kornegay, friend of the bride’s family, pianist; Amy Kelly, friend of the bride’s family, vocalist; Eric Weeks, friend of the bride’s family, sound technician; and Jay Kornegay Jr., friend of the bride’s family, guitarist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a dinner and dance reception at the Big Barn Theatre. Melanie Hopkins and Debra Owens, cousins of the bride, greeted guests. Sharon Harrell, aunt of the bride, cut the wedding cake. Jo Anne Hill, grandmother of the bride, and Brenda Howell, aunt of the bride, poured punch.

After a wedding trip to St. Simon, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bachelorette night out Aug. 10 hosted by Ginger Joyner, friend of the bride; a a miscellaneous shower July 29 hosted by Brenda Howell and Sharon Harrell, aunts of the bride, and Jo Anne Hill, grandmother of the bride; a church-wide miscellaneous shower July 22 in the church fellowship hall hosted by Providence Fellowship class; and a dinner and kitchen shower June 30 at Lake CarMel hosted by Renee and Allan Pratt, uncle and aunt of the bride.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner in the church fellowship hall. The bride chose this time to present gifts to her attendants.

Ladd - Thornton

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Mrs. Ladd

Amanda R. Thornton and Craig L. Ladd of Newton Grove exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 4 at 4 p.m. at Now Faith Church, with Pastor Jeff Toler officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Bobby Lamont and Teresa Kay Thornton of Newton Grove and the granddaughter of Virginia Thornton and the late Bob Thornton of Mount Olive and Ray and Janet Langston of Four Oaks.

She graduated from Hobbton High School in 2004 and attends Wayne Community College. She is employed as a data entry personnel at Hog Slat Inc.

The groom is the son of Charlie J. and Pam C. Ladd of Goldsboro and the grandson of John and Caroline Ladd of St. Augustine, Fla.

He graduated from Rosewood High School in 2003 and Wayne Community in 2006 and 2007. He will attend Mount Olive College. He is employed as a maintenance electrician at Cooper Standard Automotive.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

Tammy Strickland directed the wedding.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Ryan’s Steakhouse.

After a wedding cruise to the Bahamas, the couple reside in Newton Grove.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower at Westbrook Church hosted by family and friends and a wedding shower at Now Faith Church hosted by their church family.

Williamson - Fontine

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Mrs. Williamson

Dawn Fontine and Jeremy Williamson exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 7 at 3 p.m. at Oak Ridge Church of God of Prophecy, with Pastor Lutrell Spell officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Doriene Fontine of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Mildred Shaffer and the late Albert Shaffer of Florida and the late Dominick and Helen Fontine of Pennsylvania.

The groom is the son of Randy and Iris Williamson of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late Norman Williamson of Seven Springs, the late Margaret Williamson of Mount Olive and the late Woodrow and Grace Ballree of Goldsboro.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a strapless pearl-embellished corset gown with a chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a Swarovski crystal and pearl tiara attached to a two-tiered veil adorned with sequins.

The bride carried a bouquet of white calla lilies with purple and white roses.

Amey Rodriquez was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Joy Sutton, Jennifer Fontine and Mandy Lyons.

Randy Williamson was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Kevin Jordan, Chris Sutton and Chris Langston.

Ushers were Brian Fontine and Greg Fontine, brothers of the bride.

Marcia Jones directed the wedding.

A program of wedding music was provided by Thomas Wiley.

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

After a wedding trip to Charleston, S.C., the couple reside in LaGrange.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower June 23 at the church.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner July 6 at Oak Ridge Church.

Artis - Best

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Mrs. Artis

DUDLEY — Joyce Monica Best and Isaac Carlton Artis of Fremont exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 7 at 3 p.m. at Holly Green Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jesse H. Garrett officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Alice Best and the late Connie K. Best Sr. of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late Raymond Best Sr., Lissie Best and the late Rev. Earl and Pauline Daniels of Goldsboro.

The groom is the son of the late A.J. and Savannah Artis of Goldsboro.

The bride was escorted by her uncle, Otis Best, and given in marriage by her mother.

She wore a white spaghetti strap, three-foot long train gown with white pearls, diamonds and laced appliqués. It had a matching waist-length jacket.

Her headpiece was a diamond crown. The veil was designed with matching pearls and appliqués.

Doris Miller of Baltimore, Md., was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Gloria Richardson and Toya Larry, cousins of the bride.

David Artis of Baltimore was his brother’s best man.

Groomsmen were the Rev. Carl Cox and Courtney Larry.

Ushers were Gerald Armstrong and Domanick Jones.

Emani Larry was flower girl. Annessa Kane was ringbearer.

Tonya Carr of Fredrick-sburg, Md., directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Angela Hatch.

Special helpers were Toyna Artis, Crystal Artis, Adrianne Artis and the Rev. Connie Best Jr.

A program of wedding music was provided by Kathy Artis and Brittni Reid, vocalists, and Doris Uzzell.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Norwayne alumni building in Fremont.

After a wedding trip to the mountains, the couple reside in Fremont.

Events held before the wedding included a facial party hosted by Gloria Artis and a bridal shower hosted by Carolyn Artis and Tonya Carr.

A rehearsal dinner was held Holly Green Missionary Baptist Church.

Bass - Davis

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Mrs. Bass

Bonnie Petway Davis of Fremont and Bobbie R. Bass Sr. exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 9 at 3:30 p.m. at the Wayne County Court House, with Magistrate Gaspar R. Gonzales officiating.

The bride is the daughter of the late Ernest D. and Myrtle Cooley Petway of Elm City and the granddaughter of the late Dock Petway, Bertha Sullivan Petway and the late Roy and Lillie Cooley of Elm City.

She attended Elm City High School. She is employed as a pharmacist helper at Fremont Pharmacy.

The groom is the son of the late William B. Bass and Pearl Wells Bass of Elm City and the grandson of the late Frank and Cora Boone Bass and the late Wiley Gray and Gena Bullock Wells of Elm City.

He attended Elm City High School. He is retired from the Air Force and Bridgestone/Firestone with UNICCO Maintenance.

A reception will be held Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. at the American Legion of Elm City.

After a wedding trip to Atlantic Beach, the couple reside in Fremont.

Cheney - Fogle

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Mrs. Cheney

Leigh Anna Fogle of Pikeville and Jeremy Michael Cheney of Pikeville exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 11 at noon at Herman Park, with the Rev. David Fiskman officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Brenda Powell of Goldsboro and the late Yarnell Fogle of Frederick, Md., and the granddaughter of Robert and Gloria Fogle of Frederick and Barabra Walter and the late Robert Walter of Goldsboro.

She attended Southern Wayne High School. She is employed as an office assistant at Thompson Pump and Manufacturing Co.

The groom is the son of Rickey and Martha Cheney of LaGrange and the grandson of the late Carlton and Beatrice Cheney of Swanton, Vt., and the late Emile and Marion Trombley of Winooski, Vt.

He attended Spring Creek High School and Eastern Wayne High School. He is employed as assistant manager at Food Lion.

The bride was escorted by Brandon Fogle and given in marriage by her family.

Samantha Haverty was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Cindy Cheney, Amber Cheney and Jacqualin Santos.

Christopher Cheney was best man.

Groomsmen were V. Hadzijahic, James Nichols and Kyle Powell.

Ushers were Joshua Oliver, Thomas Oliver and Michael Cheney.

Matthew Cheney was ringbearer.

Presiding at the register were Jenny-lynn Tobey and Brittany Tobey.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Steak Barn.

After a wedding trip to Wilmington, the couple reside in Pikeville.

Events held before the wedding included a wedding shower Aug. 8 and a bridal shower July 16.

A rehearsal dinner was held at Madison’s Prime Rib.

Davenport - Sears

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Mrs. Davenport

RIEGELWOOD — Lauren Annette Sears of Raleigh and Michael Bradley Davenport of Raleigh exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 23 at 4:30 p.m. at Riegelwood Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jeff Clark officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Paul and Janet Sears of Wallace and the granddaughter of Marlene Sears of Riegelwood, the late Herman Sears, Billy Bordeaux of Whiteville and the late Annette Gore Bordeaux.

She is a 2001 graduate of Eastern Wayne High School and a 2005 graduate of North Carolina State University School of Education. She was a North Carolina Teaching Fellow. She is employed as an eighth-grade math teacher at Davis Drive Middle School of Cary.

The groom is the son of Ron and Jane Davenport of Dothan, Ala., and the grandson of Juanita Davenport of Laurens, S.C., the late John Davenport and the late Robert and Cornelia Clark.

He graduated from Piedmont High School in Monroe in 2002 and North Carolina State University School of Engineering in 2006. He is employed as a design engineer with American Towers of Cary.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

Mona Lisa DellaVolpe of New Orleans, La., was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Rebecca Davenport of Dothan, Ala., sister of the groom, Lorie Hadley and Lindsey Moon of Raleigh and Derica Justice of Fuquay Varina.

Brian Baucom of Monroe was best man.

Groomsmen were Rob Davenport of Dothan, brother of the groom, Dustin Kiker of Monroe, Jeff Sacrinty of Ashland, Ky., and Matt Watts of Raleigh.

Michelle Cartrette of Whiteville, cousin of bride, was flower girl.

Ginger Cumber of Riegelwood directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs were Matt Jones of Raleigh and Ian Justice of Fuquay Varina.

A program of wedding music was provided by Arden Medlin of Riegelwood, pianist; Betsy and Lindsay Johnson of Lynchburg, Va., vocalists; and JoRuth Porter of Riegelwood, organist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception and dance at Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation of Leland. Stan Sears and Rick Sears, uncles of the bride, greeted guests.

After a wedding trip to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, the couple reside in Apex.

Events held before the wedding included a miscellaneous shower in June hosted by Ann White, friend of the bride’s grandmother; a miscellaneous shower in April hosted by Betsy and Lindsay Johnson, LouAnn Overman and Donna Todd; a miscellaneous shower in March hosted by the groom’s Bible study group; a miscellaneous shower in March hosted by co-workers of the bride; and an engagement party in October hosted by the bride’s parents.

The groom’s parents held a pig-picking rehearsal dinner at the home of Marlene Sears of Riegelwood, grandmother of the bride.

Farmer - Sutton

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Mrs. Farmer

Catherine Lee Sutton and Jason Nickalous Farmer exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 4, at 2 p.m. at Rosewood First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Larry Bostian officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Dale and Sandra Sutton of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late Bernice and Catherine Sutton and the late Orval and Hilda Sjostrom of Goldsboro.

She is a 1999 graduate of Rosewood High School and a 2003 and a 2006 graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Social Work degree and a special education degree. She is employed as a teacher at Charles B. Aycock High School.

The groom is the son of Donnie and Sheila Farmer of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late James and Dorothy Farmer and the late James and Dorothy Brown of Goldsboro.

He is a 2000 graduate of Rosewood High School, a 2002 graduate of Wayne Community College with a machining technology diploma and a 2005 graduate of Johnston Community College’s bioworks program. He is employed as a bioprocess technician at Talecris Biotheraputics.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a strapless satin A-line gown with silver beading on the bodice, skirt and the descending chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a tiara of freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals attached to a white elbow-length tulle veil accented with crystals and pearls.

Melissa Sutton was her sister-in-law’s matron of honor, while Bobbi Lynne Fields, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor.

Matthew Routa was his friend’s best man.

Joey Sutton, brother of the bride, was the groomsman.

Charlie Sutton, nephew of the bride, was ringbearer.

Amber Capps directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Margaret Kornegay. Chelsea Lynn and Ashley Sjostrom distributed programs.

Special helpers were Angie Thornton and Kimberly Routa.

A program of wedding music was provided by Rich Holder, pianist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception in the church’s Braswell Hall. Phil and Joyce Sjostrom greeted guests. Wendy Weaver served the wedding cake. Marla Lynn poured punch.

After a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., the couple reside in Princeton.

Events held before the wedding included a miscellaneous shower July 14 at the home of Sheila Farmer and a lawn and garden shower June 12 at Charles B. Aycock High School hosted by Christy Klein and Sharon Bennett.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at the Steak Barn.

Lawhorn - Hope

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Mrs. Lawhorn

MOREHEAD CITY — Amy Brooks Hope and Dexter James Lawhorn exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 11 at 4 p.m. in Atlantic Beach, with the Rev. Beth Curtis officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Danny Franklin and Trudy Davis Hope of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Joyce Martin, the late Franklin Hope, Arlene G. Davis and the late Lloyd Davis of Goldsboro.

She is a 2003 graduate of Rosewood High School and attends Wayne Community College for a nursing degree.

The groom is the son of Ralph Edward Lawhorn Jr. and Linda Kay Lawhorn of Dudley and the grandson of the late Ralph Edward Lawhorn Sr. and Louise Lipscomb Lawhorn of Dudley and James Cleveland and Grace Capps Jones of Goldsboro.

He is a 2003 graduate of Spring Creek High School and a 2007 graduate of Wayne Community College with an associate degree in machining. He is employed as a machinist at FRCEast at Cherry Point in Havelock.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white strapless satin sheath gown with a tulle overlay and beaded lace appliqué with a cage train.

Her headpiece was a jeweled and beaded tiara.

The bride carried a bouquet of hand-tied stargazer lilies, pink and yellow roses with green hydrangeas.

Ashley McCabe of Goldsboro was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Melissa Howell of Goldsboro and Leslie Lawhorn of Pikeville.

Timothy J. Bass of Goldsboro, cousin of the groom, was best man.

Groomsmen were Lloyd Allen Hope of Goldsboro, brother of the bride, and Edward Lawhorn III of Pikeville, brother of the groom.

Alexis Mercer of Goldsboro, friend of the bride, was flower girl. Logan Lawhorn of Pikeville, nephew of the groom, was ringbearer.

Ellie Woods of Morehead City directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs was Summer Jones of Goldsboro, cousin of the bride.

A program of wedding music was provided by John Drake of Morehead City.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Sandcastles in Atlantic Beach. Davis Jones of Goldsboro, cousin of the bride, distributed wedding favors.

After a wedding trip to Atlantic Beach, the couple reside in Dudley.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ luncheon Aug. 11 at Channel Marker in Morehead City hosted by Arlene Davis, grandmother of the bride; a bridal shower July 29 at the home of Jenny Lou Bass hosted by the groom’s family; a couple’s shower July 21 at Ocean Club of Salter Path hosted by John and Donna Mercer and Mike and April Debnam; a decor shower July 19 at the home of Tracy Jones hosted by Tracy Jones, aunt of the bride; a miscellaneous shower July 15 at Pine Forest United Methodist Church hosted by ladies of the church; and a kitchen shower July 14 at the home of Leslie Lawhorn hosted by the bridesmaids.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Aug. 10 at Kabuto Japanese Steakhouse in Morehead City.

Lewis - Thayer

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Mrs. Lewis

Heather Ann Thayer and Rodney Spencer Lewis exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 7 at 7 p.m. at Church on the Rock, with Pastor Joy Howell officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Allen and Teresa Best of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Joe Best, the late Ava Best, Annette Thayer and the late Charles Thayer of Goldsboro.

She is employed as a certified nursing assistant at Personal Homecare Solutions.

The groom is the son of Robert and Sung Ae Lewis of Goldsboro and the grandson of Beverly Abner of Miami, Fla., the late Robert Lewis and Kywang Hyo Kim and the late Bong Young Suk of Korea.

He is employed as an automotive technician at Precision Tune Auto Care.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal ivory satin halter top gown embellished with royal blue and clear Swarovski crystals accented with a royal blue empire waistband that flowed into a double-tiered A-line skirt with a chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was royal blue and crystal accents in her hair.

The bride carried a bouquet of ivory dahlias, royal blue tea roses, stephanotis and lily of the valley tied with royal blue and ivory love knot ribbons.

Jessica Best was her sister-in-law’s matron of honor,

Ryan Lewis was his brother’s best man.

Spencer Lewis, son of the couple, was the junior best man.

Ushers were Joseph Best, brother of the bride, and Nick Rosinski, friend of the family.

Noelle Lewis, daughter of the couple, was flower girl. Noah Lewis, son of the couple, was ringbearer.

Cookie Chavous, friend of the family, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs was Angie Allen, cousin of the bride.

A program of wedding music was provided by Kerri Shipp, friend of the family, vocalist, and Chris Shipp, friend of the family, sound technician.

Following the ceremony, the couple’s families and ladies of the church held a reception. Jessica Henry, cousin of the bride, served the wedding cake. Regina Tucci, aunt of the bride, and Andrea Weunsch, cousin of the bride, poured punch.

After a wedding trip to Surf City, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bachelor party July 6 a bachelor party hosted by the groom’s brother; a bachelorette party July 6 hosted by the groom’s aunt and sister; and a wedding shower June 2 hosted by the bride’s mother and the ladies of Church on the Rock.

The groom’s parents held a pizza party rehearsal dinner.

Phillips - Pearson

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Mrs. Phillips

TOPSAIL BEACH — Jerri-Rae Pearson and Robby Gene Phillips exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m., with the Rev. Gary Bailey officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Jerry Wayne and Brenda Sullivan Pearson of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Lacy Lynwood and Ann McIver Pearson of Clinton and Charles Ray and Marguerite Howell Sullivan of Goldsboro.

She graduated from Rosewood High School in 1999 and East Carolina University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical geography and a minor in business administration. She is a member of Gamma Theta Upsilon International Geographical Honor Society. She is employed at Pearson Pump Sales and Service.

The groom is the son of Bobby Gene and Lori Anne Phillips of Goldsboro and the grandson of Bobby Ray and Norma Jean Phillips of Princeton and Anne Price Coley and the late Roy Allen Coley of Goldsboro.

He graduated from Rosewood High School in 2000 and North Carolina State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in construction engineering and management. He is employed at Pearson Pump Sales and Service.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a strapless silk tulle and French lace ivory gown in ivory with a hoop detail accentuating the gathered skirt and details in the fabric.

Her headpiece was a green cymbidium orchid in her hair.

The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of green cymbidium orchids accented with various greenery and pink ribbon.

Jennifer Draughon of Goldsboro was her friend’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Christie Phillips of Goldsboro, sister of the groom; Joy Gardner of Greenville, Katie Wall of Clayton and Kendra Barrett of Mebane, friends of the bride, and Lindsey Gilstrap of Goldsboro, cousin of the bride.

Bobby Phillips was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Luke Pearson of Wilmington, brother of the bride; Jamie Phillips of Goldsboro, brother of the groom; and Jeremey Smith of Holly Springs, Tri Myers of Irving, Texas, and Peter Fabrizio of Goldsboro, friends of the groom.

Karis Gilstrap of Goldsboro, cousin of the bride, was seashell girl.

Dawn Gardner of Goldsboro, friend of the family, directed the wedding.

A program of wedding music was provided by Kay Gurley of Goldsboro, aunt of the bride, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Historical Assembly Building of Topsail Beach. Emily Carr Waddell and Joshua Gordon Smith of Goldsboro, friends of the couple, greeted guests.

After a wedding trip to St. Thomas, St. Martin and San Juan, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a breakfast Aug. 25 in Surf City hosted by Tom and Sharon Barwick; a bridesmaids’ dinner Aug. 17 at Pupetta’s Italian Restaurant hosted by Marguerite Sullivan, Kay Gurley and Dawn Gardner during which time the bride presented gifts to her attendants; a bachelor night out Aug. 11 in Raleigh hosted by Jeremey Smith; a miscellaneous bridal shower Aug. 5 at the home of Lori Phillips hosted by Ms. Phillips, Anne Coley and Kelly Pelt; a bachelorette weekend/lingerie shower June 22 through 24 in Charlotte hosted by Jennifer Draughon and Pam Holt; a tool and garden shower June 10 at the home of Bruce and Angela Pearson of Sanford hosted by the Pearsons; a miscellaneous bridal shower April 29 at Belfast Fire Department hosted by Marguerite Sullivan, Kay Gurley, Edith Sullivan, Rhonda Taylor, Terri Sullivan and Bertha Pate; and a Christmas shower Dec. 29 at the home of Dawn Gardner hosted by Ms. Gardner and Joy Gardner.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at Mainsail Restaurant in Surf City. The groom chose this time to present gifts to his attendants.

Uzzell - Joyner

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Mrs. Uzzell

Theresa Ann Joyner of Pikeville and Markham Keith Uzzell of Pikeville exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 7 at 4 p.m. at St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Daniel Uzzell officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Fred Tate Jr. and Dorothy Joyner Washington of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Theresa Hodges Jones of Charlotte, the late Fred Tate Sr. of Philadelphia, Pa., and Albert Daye Sr. and Gladys Joyner Thompson of Goldsboro.

She is a 1985 graduate of Goldsboro High School and Wayne Community College with a nursing diploma. She is employed with Wayne County Public Schools, Crossroads Support Service and Howell Support Services.

The groom is the son of Floyd Thorton and the late Maragaret Uzzell of Goldsboro and the grandson of Christine McLaurin Carmichael and the late Calliebell Tyndall of Goldsboro and the late Dunk Mclaurin.

He is a 1980 graduate of Goldsboro High School. He is employed with Unlimited Maintenance.

The bride was escorted by her nephew, Jermaine Banks, and given in marriage by her mother and nephew.

She wore a formal gown of ivory satin with a halter neckline. The fitted bodice was enhanced with pearls and sequins with a lace-up corset closure. The A-line skirt had a split apron front that led to a semi-cathedral train.

Her headpiece was a silver diamond tiara accented with roses and pearl sequins.

Yolanda Salters was her cousin’s matron of honor, while Tenashia Uzzell, daughter of the couple, was maid of honor.

Jeneen Moore, niece of the groom, was the bridesmaid.

Travario Uzzell was his father’s best man.

Groomsmen and ushers were Theo Washington, brother of the bride, and Tyquan Williams and Jamaal Artis, nephews of the bride.

Lakia Moore, Mercedes Atkinson and Enezia Hall, nieces of the bride, were flower girls. Kam’Ron Artis, great-nephew of the bride, was ringbearer.

Rogdrae Brown, godson of the couple, was Biblebearer. Larky Moore, nephew of groom, was bellbearer.

The Rev. Denise Reid, aunt of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Sharon Atkinson, Sopphira Washington, Tonya Peacock and Antoinette Brown, sisters of the bride, and Tonya Strong, niece of the bride. Destiny Atkinson, Aleshia Atkinson, Epiphany Moore, Lateria Goodings, Donishia Peacock and Jessica Peacock, nieces of the couple, and Iriana Brown, goddaughter, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Greg Montgomrey, pianist, and Dinah Tootle, sister of the groom, and Natosha Wheatley, niece of the groom, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the Grey Room at Herman Park Center. Mary Richarson cut the wedding cake.

The couple will take a wedding trip at a later date. They reside in Pikeville.

Events held before the wedding included a makeup shower July 5 hosted by Paula Artis; a shower May 27 hosted by Bercky Aycock, Tricia Artis and Brenda Boswell; a passion shower hosted by Antoinette Brown, friend of the bride; and a private bridal shower hosted by Sharon Atkinson, Paula Artis, Antoinette Brown, Barbara Staton, Yolanda Salters, Tonya Strong and Sopphira Washington.

The couple’s children and godchildren held a rehearsal dinner July 6.

Balevic - Hampton

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Mrs. Balevic

Amanda Jean Nicole Hampton and Stephen Joseph Balevic of Huntington, W.Va., exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 4 at New Hope United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Martin Armstrong and the Rev. Hunter Preston officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Hampton of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Florence Jean Hampton and the late Robert L. Hampton of Bellefonte, Pa., Steven N. Gioe of Pompano Beach, Fla., and the late Marlene Stutzke of Goldsboro.

She is a 2002 graduate of Eastern Wayne High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Balevic of Concord and the grandson of the late Helen Lambert, Dr. and Mrs. Paul Lambert and the late Joseph and Lillian Balevic.

He is a 2002 graduate of North West Cabarrus High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. He attends Marshall University’s medical school in West Virginia.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white satin A-line gown with lace-embroidered cap sleeves, side draping, a sweetheart neckline and beaded metallic embroidery on the bodice. The chapel-length train was accented with beading and pearls.

Her headpiece was a double-tiered fingertip scalloped veil.

The bride carried a bouquet of white calla lilies and white and pink roses.

Katie Hampton was her sister’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Vanessa Gregoire of Manchester, N.H., Elsbeth Gore of Chapel Hill and Ashley Gallaher of Huntington.

Edward Balevic was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Brad Balevic of Concord, brother of the groom; Paul R. Lambert III of Charleston, S.C.; and Ryan Gallaher of Huntington.

Isabelle R. Hampton, niece of the bride, was flower girl. Alexander P. Hampton, nephew of the bride, was ringbearer.

Rebecca L. Lancaster directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Alexandra Laubscher of Pleasant Gap, Pa. Haley Ferguson of Bellefonte distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Hope Hicks, Madeline Edwards, Pastor and Mrs. Hunter Preston of Raleigh, Hope Hicks and Mike Acree, vocalists, and Whitney Ferguson and Lauren Laubscher, violinists.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Walnut Creek Country Club.

After a wedding trip to Emerald Isle, the couple reside in Huntington.

Events held before the wedding included a bachelorette weekend July 14 through 17 in Charleston hosted by the bridesmaids; a bridal shower in Goldsboro hosted by Katie Hampton; and a bridal shower in Bellefonte hosted by Jean Hampton, grandmother of the bride, and Amy Laubscher, aunt of the bride.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Aug. 3 at the Royal Tea Room.

Hill - Strickland

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Mrs. Hill

SELMA — Bonnie Jean Strickland of LaGrange and James Ivey Hill of LaGrange exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 7 at 5 p.m. at Grady’s Little River Farm, with the Rev. Kenneth F. Privette officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Jerry Wayne Strickland of Byrdstown, Tenn., and Brenda Jernigan Selvidge of Pikeville, the stepdaughter of Libby M. Strickland and the granddaughter of the late William Henry and Mammie Beddingfield Strickland of Selma and the late James Albert and Nellie Gray Jernigan of Lucama.

She is employed as a dispatcher at Ed Phillips Inc.

The groom is the son of James Ruffin and Rose Ann Hill of Kinston and the grandson of the late Ivey and Nellie King Hill and the late Furney M. and Audrey Jones of Kinston.

He is employed as an HVAC installer at Ed Phillips Inc.

Deborah Williamson was matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Ashley Heath and Taylor Heath.

Joseph Strickland was best man.

Groomsmen were Bradley Kornegay and Octavis Banks.

Camryn Hill and Samantha Strickland were flower girls. Kaleb Heath was ringbearer.

Gwen Bracknell directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Joyce Edmundson.

A program of wedding music was provided by Randy Swinson.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held. Elaine Joyner served the wedding cake. Lois Strickland poured punch.

After a wedding trip to Williamsburg, Va., the couple reside in LaGrange.

A rehearsal dinner was held July 6 at Grady’s Little River Farm.

Howell - Craig

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Mrs. Howell

Amber Lorraine Craig of Goldsboro and Jimmy Wayne Howell of Fort Hood, Texas, exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 21 at 3 p.m. at The Salvation Army, with Major Andrew Wiley officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Brian John Craig of Sauth Haven, Mich., and the late Michelle Lawson Craig and the granddaughter of Thomas Craig of South Haven and Mr. and Mrs. George Lawson.

The groom is the son of Howard Lee Howell Sr. and Joanette Pope of Goldsboro and the grandson of Lillian Rene Howell and the late Daniel Howell of Goldsboro and the late Arthur T. and Julia J. Pope of New Bern.

He graduated from Charles B. Aycock High School in 2005. He is serving in the Army’s 62nd Engineering Combat Battalion.

The bride was escorted by James Brock and given in marriage by her father.

She wore a formal gown of white Italian satin and chiffon. Swarovski crystals embellished the strapless neckline. Draped chiffon adorned the corset bodice. The chiffon A-line skirt was accented with Swarovski crystals. It had a cathedral train.

Her headpiece was a two-tiered veil of silk illusion that had a scalloped, penciled edge.

Emily Jones was maid of honor.

Susan Strickland was the bridesmaid.

Howard Lee Howell Sr. was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Will Medus and Howard Lee Howell Jr.

Ushers were Will Medus and Howard Lee Howell Jr.

Anthony Gabriel Best was ringbearer.

Susan Strickland and Ellaine Bedford directed the wedding. Howard Lee Howell Jr. distributed programs.

Special helpers were Ginger Hutchison, Thomas Wilson, Joyce Wilson and Maj. Hazel Wiley

A program of recorded wedding music was provided.

Following the ceremony, the groom’s family held a reception in the church fellowship hall.

After a wedding trip, the couple reside in Killeen, Texas.

Events held before the wedding included a shower July 18 hosted by the Salvation Army Ladies Home League.

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Mrs. Nagypal

SAINT JOHN, U.S. Virgin Islands — Esther Frances Ivey and Bela Nagypal VI of Raleigh exchanged vows Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. in Caneel Bay, with the Rev. William Arnet officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Emery Ivey of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Maxwell Herring Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ivey of Goldsboro.

She is a graduate of Wayne Country Day School. She attended Meredith College and North Carolina State University. She is employed by Sealy Inc. as a territory manager.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bela Nagypal V of Woodville, Texas, and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Collier, Mr. and Mrs. Bela Nagypal IV and the late Virginia Taylor of Woodville.

He graduated from Woodville High School and Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration. He is a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He is employed by Sealy Inc., as a territory manager.

The bride was escorted by her father and presented in marriage by her parents.

Harriet Ruth Ivey of Goldsboro, sister of the bride, and Brandi Nicole Nagypal of Austin, Texas, sister of the groom, were maids of honor.

Honorary bridesmaids were Sara Elizabeth Attebury of New York, N.Y., Heather Herring Best, Amanda Best Hinnant and Claudia Best Carreno of Goldsboro, Jay Rachael Heuer of Wilmington, Lydia Marlowe Ivey and Ashley Jean Keesee of Raleigh and Kendra Core King of Durham.

Jeese Rey Villarreal of Houston, Texas, was best man.

Justin Allen Cariker of Marshall, Texas, was the groomsman.

Edie Berry-Zuckerwar directed the wedding.

The Rev. William Arnet, Sara Elizabeth Attebury and Kendra Core King were readers.

A program of wedding music was provided by Jesus Zamora, harpist; Chris Roberts, violinist; Dale Harrigen, trumpeter; and Shikima Jones, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, a dinner and dance reception was held at Turtle Bay Estate House. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth David Keesee Sr. of Goldsboro greeted guests.

After a wedding trip to the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, the couple reside in Raleigh.

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Mrs. Rogers

RALEIGH — Chaundra Onita Norman and David Rogers Jr. exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 7 at 3 p.m. at Long View Center, with the Rev. La’Barron McAdoo and the Rev. Louis S. Leigh Jr. officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Fredric and Carol Norman of Wilmington, Del., and the granddaughter of the late Richard and Thelma O. Craig of Yantley, Ala., and Pearl Norman and the late Joseph Black Norman of Demopolis, Ala.

She is a 1996 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School in Delaware and a 2000 graduate of North Carolina A&T University. She is employed as an English teacher and head cheerleading coach at Northeast Guilford High School in McLeansville.

The groom is the son of David Sr. and Shirley Gatling Rogers of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late Luther Samuel and Martha Stallings Rogers of Bunn and James Elbert and Dorothy Jordan Gatling of Como.

He is a 1993 graduate of Goldsboro High School and a 1998 graduate of North Carolina A&T State University. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He is employed as an English teacher and head track and field coach at W.H. Page High School in Greensboro.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal A-line strapless ivory satin and silk gown with a sweetheart neckline. It had a fitted bodice and a chapel-length train adorned with silver beads and crystals.

Her headpiece was an ivory shoulder-length veil with silver beads and a crystal trim.

The bride carried a clutch bouquet of mango calla lilies, salmon orange and ivory roses accented with green hydrangeas.

Danielle Norman of Germantown, Md., was her sister’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Sherry Rogers Moore of Albany, Ga., sister of the groom; Erin Taylor of Matthews and Pamela Carter of Georgetown, Ken., cousins of the bride; and Kiana Brown of Newark, Del., Nikiah Dawson of Columbia, Md., Crystal Tate of Greensboro and Saretta Tatum of Columbus, Ohio, friends of the bride.

Cedrik Faison of Winston-Salem was his friend’s best man.

Groomsmen were Joseph Purcell of Greensboro, cousin of the groom; Michael Wimberly of Chapel Hill, cousin of the bride; and Charles Huff and Jamaal Hamilton of Greensboro, Major Cowan and John Williams of Raleigh, Ryan Russell of Durham, VonRay “Shon” Davis of Clemmons and Andre Worrells of Goldsboro, friends of the groom.

Ushers were Richard Earl Moore Jr. of Albany, Ga., brother-in-law of the groom ; Henry Rogers Jr. of Bunn, cousin of the groom; Paul C. Daniels of Shaker Heights, Ohio, and Toddrick Scott of Dunwoody, Ga., cousins of the bride; and Jerome Fletcher of High Point and Jeffery Watts of Kernersville, friends of the groom.

Kye Harrell, Jansyn Gordon and Taylor Pace, cousins of the bride, were flower girls. Tyler Thomas of Raleigh, cousin of the groom, was ringbearer.

Kelsey Gordon, Arielle Tindel and Dominique Parks, cousins of the bride, were bell ringers.

Tracy Adams directed the wedding. Andrew Benson and Kristina Craig distributed programs.

The Rev. W. Calvin Craig, uncle of the bride, and the Rev. Dexter Wright, cousin of the groom, were readers.

Jamelle Froster of Richmond, Va., friend of the bride, and Tracy Gatling of Greenville and Phyllis Worthington of Raleigh, cousins of the groom, were greeters.

A program of wedding music was provided by Tamela Brinson, Mitch Johnson, Chanelle Broughton and Porsha McLeod, vocalists, and Andre Brinson, Christopher Brinson, Anthony Brown and Bluford Thompson.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Embassy Suites of Cary. Greg Ramsey was emcee.

After a wedding trip to the southern Caribbean, the couple reside in Greensboro.

Events held before the wedding included a guys’ getaway in Miami, Fla., June 17; a bridal shower May 26 in Wilmington, Del., hosted by the bride’s sister and mother; and a bridal shower April 7 in Raleigh hosted by the groom’s sister and mother.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner July 6 at Embassy Suites of Cary.

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Mrs. Walker

RALEIGH — Patricia Suzanne Renfrow and John Bowen “Bo” Walker exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Rick Clayton officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Renfrow of Pine Level and the granddaughter of the late Dr. D. Buren Oliver and Wilma Oliver Baker of Pine Level and Mr. and Mrs. J.V. Renfrow of Middlesex.

She is a 2000 graduate of North Johnston High School, a 2004 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a 2007 graduate of Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University with a juris doctor degree. She will be employed with Hedrick, Eatman, Gardner and Kincheloe of Raleigh.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dawes Walker Jr. of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late John Robert Moody and Mary Virginia Moody of Greenville, the late Mary John Moody, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dawes Walker Sr. and the late Gertrude Covington Walker of Raleigh.

He graduated from Wayne Country Day School in 1998, Wake Forest University in 2002 with a bachelor of science degree and Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in 2006 with a juris doctor degree. He is employed as an attorney with Cranfill, Sumner and Hartzog of Raleigh.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a double-faced duchesse silk satin gown with a V-neck and a beaded empire waist that flowed into a fit-and-flair skirt. Bridal buttons cascaded down the chapel train and triple bustles were highlighted with matching beaded appliqués.

Her headpiece was a circular-cut cathedral-length veil of iridescent silk tulle.

The bride carried a bouquet of hand-tied white calla lilies, white roses and orchids.

Andrea Joy Bruton of Smithfield was her friend’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Caroline Denise Godwin of Pine Level, Julia Jean Harris of New York, N.Y., Caroline Britt Seals of Wilmington and Allison Ann Scarborough and Sarah Elizabeth Stuckey of Charlotte, friends of the bride; Meredith Ann Rutala of Chapel, cousin of the bride; and Mary Covington Walker of Goldsboro, sister of the groom.

Robert Dawes Walker Jr., father of the groom, and Robert Dawes Walker III of Goldsboro, brother of the groom, were best men.

Groomsmen were Chad Weldon Essick of Raleigh, Allen Forrester Hobbs of Arlington, Va., Henry Crane Howes Jr. of Charlotte, David Chase McKenzie of Baltimore, Md., and Earl Bryson Powell of Durham, friends of the groom, and William Michael Renfrow of Pine Level, brother of the bride.

Sophia Eliesse Gartland of Columbus, Ohio, cousin of the bride, was flower girl. Robert James Ramseur III of Raleigh, cousin of the groom, was ringbearer.

Mrs. Jerry Lachapelle of Raleigh directed the wedding. Patricia Gaye Renfrow and Jenna Lynn Renfrow, cousins of the bride, distributed programs.

Stephanie Lauren Rickman of Raleigh was Scripture reader.

A program of wedding music was provided by David Witt, organist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the Hanover ballroom at Sheraton Hotel of Raleigh.

After a wedding trip to St. John, the couple reside in Raleigh.

Events held before the wedding included a luncheon Aug. 18 hosted by Terry Arthur, Merleon Creech and Lynn Gartland; a bridal luncheon Aug. 17 at Cafe Luna in Raleigh hosted by Donna Renfrow Rutala, aunt of the bride; a bridal shower April 15 in Pine Level hosted by friends and family of the bride; an engagement party Jan. 20 at the Blue Martini of Raleigh hosted by the wedding party; an engagement party Oct. 28 at the home of the bride’s parents; and an engagement party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Nunn of Goldsboro hosted by friends of the groom’s parents.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Aug. 18 at Capital City Club of Raleigh.

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Mrs. Britt

MOUNT OLIVE — Jennifer Nichole Mills and Marlon O’Neal “Neal” Britt Jr. exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. at Southern Wayne Country Club, with the Rev. Marty Gurganus officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Jerry Marvin and Jennifer Rye Mills of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late Marvin Gray and Mary Glover Mills and the late Wilbur Lee and Wilma Brown Rye of Goldsboro.

She graduated from Southern Wayne High School in 1997 and Wayne Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in dental hygiene. She is employed as a dental hygienist with Dr. O.R. Stovall III D.D.S.

The groom is the son of Marlon O’Neal and Teresa Hines Britt of Newton Grove and the grandson of Larry and Edna Hargrove of Clinton, Evelyn Hines and the late Guy Hines of LaGrange and the late David Britt.

He graduated from Hobbton High School in 1997. He is employed as a farmer with G and R Farms.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore an ivory matte satin and organza gown with a sweetheart neckline. The bodice was embellished with an appliqué of beadwork and crystals. The dropped waistline featured a band of beaded appliqués and crystals and flowed into a full ballroom ruched skirt. Each pickup was detailed with a beaded appliqué. The chapel-length train was embellished with a lace inset.

Her headpiece was a tiara of crystals accented with pearls.

The bride carried a bouquet of cool water roses accented with seeded eucalyptus and purple larkspur.

Leigh Mills Hooks was matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Holly Bowden Kasch and Kelly Thornton Mclamb.

Mason O’Neal Britt was best man.

Groomsmen were Nicholas David Britt, Bradley Scott Mills and Michael Lee Hooks.

Josef Tyler Mills was the junior groomsman. Ryan Michael Hooks was the miniature groomsman.

Kaylie Rye Mills was flower girl. Braxton Scott Mills was ringbearer.

Terri Rye Davis, aunt of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Kimber Roche, cousin of the bride.

Special helpers were Donna Mills, LeeAnn Best and Robert Garris.

A program of wedding music was provided by the Rev. Marty Gurganus, vocalist, and Mike Overman’s Shag Daddy’s DJ Service.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents and the couple held a dinner and dance reception at Southern Wayne Country Club.

After a wedding trip to the coast, the couple reside in Newton Grove.

Events held before the wedding included a bachelor party July 28 in Goldsboro hosted by Michael Hooks; a lingerie shower July 28 at the home of Leigh Mills Hooks; a bridesmaids’ night out July 28; and a miscellaneous shower July 22 at the home of Terri Rye Davis hosted by the bride’s aunts.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Aug. 3 at Murphy’s Place.

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Mrs. Byrd

Stacey Marie Thompson and Christopher David Byrd exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 5 at 4 p.m. at Lane Tree Golf Club, with the Rev. Terry Dennis officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Thompson of Princeton and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Etheridge of Goldsboro and the late Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Thompson of Princeton.

She is a 2002 graduate of Princeton High School, a 2005 graduate of East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in English and a 2007 graduate of East Carolina University with a master’s degree in library science. She will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The groom is the son of Angie Shelly and Gerald Byrd of Augusta, Ga., and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. David Byrd of Selma and Mary Stanley and the late Refus Stanley of Smithfield.

He is a 2002 graduate of Smithfield-Selma High School and 2006 graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial distribution and logistics. He is employed with Eagle Transport of Greensboro.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a strapless white wedding gown with a beaded bodice. The skirt had a chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a crystal and pearl tiara.

The bride carried a clutch bouquet of lavender and pink roses.

Ashley Pittman of Knightdale was matron of honor, while Lisa Thompson of Raleigh, sister of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Marie Stanley, cousin of the groom, and Susan Snead of Rocky Mount, Amy Proseus of Greenville, Kristy Kennedy of Thomasville and Brandi Carney of Sharpsburg, friends of the bride.

Gerald Byrd was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Josh Thompson of Raleigh, brother of the bride, and Matt Cecil of Greenville, Nick Pittman of Knightdale, Nick Carney of Sharpsburg, Blake Davis of Selma and Seth Horton of Greenville, friends of the groom.

Jessica Hoyle directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs was Debbie Yelverton.

A program of wedding music was provided by Matt Gillette, vocalist, and Rick Thornton.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a dinner and dance reception.

After a wedding trip to Emerald Isle, the couple reside in Greenville.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal tea Aug. 4 hosted by Nancy Etheridge and Melba Walker; a bachelor party Aug. 3 hosted by the groomsmen; a bachelorette weekend July 20 at Baden Lake hosted by Kristy Kennedy; a floating shower June 9 at Branch Chapel Church hosted by aunts of the groom; and a miscellaneous bridal shower June 3 hosted by aunts and cousins of the bride.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Aug. 3 at Lane Tree Golf Club.

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Mrs. Cox

WILMINGTON — Meredith Grady Price of Greenville and Aldon Holmes Cox of Leland exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 14 at 6 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Robert Bauman officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Durwood McKinley Price of Mount Olive and the late Beneshia Sullivan Price and the granddaughter of the late Durwood M. and Minnie Grady Price and Gay Hussey of Mount Olive and the late William G. Sullivan.

She is a 2000 graduate of Southern Wayne High School and a 2004 graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and attends East Carolina University for a Masters/Specialist degree in school psychology. She was a member of Alpha Phi sorority. She is employed as a psychological intern with Onslow County Public Schools.

The groom is the son of James Foster and Annette Holmes Cox of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late Emin Foster, Evelyn Braxton Cox and the late Gilbert and Mary Lou Grady Holmes.

He is a 1998 graduate of Southern Wayne High School and a 2003 graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. He is employed as a civil engineer with Cavanaugh and Associates.

The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father.

She wore a diamond white strapless gown of Duchess satin with a sweetheart neckline. The bodice featured a full-A line skirt with box pleats in the front, a beaded waistline and a low back with scattered beading along the cathedral train.

Her headpiece was a single-tiered cathedral-length veil with satin cording along the edges attached to a silver hairpin of rhinestones and pearls.

The bride carried a nosegay bouquet of white calla lilies with stephanotis interspersed throughout wrapped in an off-white satin ribbon.

Summer Kristen Price of Mount Olive was her sister’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Kerri Lee Bielski of Plymouth Meeting, Pa., Leslie Aaron Holmes of Charlotte, Jennifer Agnes McIlmail of Dunn and Holly Smith Williams of Mount Olive, friends of the bride.

James Foster Cox was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Sterling James-Charles Price of Mount Olive, brother of the bride, and Michael Fred Cox Jr., Timothy William Fail and Christopher Brian Brock of Goldsboro, friends of the groom.

Ushers were John Foster Cox and Stanton Ralph Cox of Goldsboro, Brian Gilbert Cox of Garner and James Braxton Cox of Mount Olive, brothers of the groom.

Hannah Evelyn Cox, niece of the groom, was flower girl. Andrew Robert Cox, nephew of the groom, was ringbearer.

Presiding at the register was Thomas Hammett Hames, friend of the bride. Brett Foster Cox, nephew of the groom, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Kimberly Carlyle Cherry, cousin of the bride, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, a reception and dance was held at Saint Thomas Preservation Hall of Wilmington.

After a wedding cruise to the western Caribbean, the couple reside in Leland.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ luncheon July 13 at Pilot House restaurant of Wilmington hosted by Mrs. William Sullivan, grandmother of the bride, and Brenda Cherry, aunt of the bride, during which time the bride presented gifts to her attendants; a dinner party June 30 at Country Squire restaurant of Warsaw hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Randy McCullen, Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Warren, Chandler McCullen and Brandi Clark; a honeymoon shower June 23 at Elijah’s restaurant of Wilmington hosted by Jennifer McIlmail, friend of the bride; a girl’s weekend June 22 through 24 in Wilmington hosted by Leslie Holmes, friend of the bride; a bachelor party June 22 through 24 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., hosted by Timothy Fail, Christopher Brock and Michael Fred Cox Jr., friends of the groom; a miscellaneous shower June 16 hosted by the Ina Mixon Circle of Goldsboro Friends Meeting; a kitchen shower June 10 at the home of Stefanie Cox hosted by Stefanie Cox, Melanie Cox, Natalie Cox and Judy Cox, sisters-in-law of the groom; a guys’ weekend June 2 and 3 in Core Banks hosted by the groom’s father and John Cox, Stanton Cox, Brian Cox and James Cox, brothers of the groom; a miscellaneous shower May 27 at Zion United Methodist Church community building hosted by Lou Ann Price, aunt of the bride, Summer Price, sister of the bride, and Jerri Lou Price and Melissa Price, cousins of the bride; and a Christmas shower Dec. 17 at the home of Joy Williams hosted by Holly Williams, friend of the bride.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner July 13 at the Balcony of Wilmington. The groom chose this time to present gifts to his attendants.

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Mrs. Edwards

LAGRANGE — Brandy Nichole Whitfield and Thomas Leo Edwards Jr. of Grifton exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 11 at 4 p.m. at Garris Chapel Church, with Jerry Mitchell officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Ricky Hugh and Wendy Beamon Whitfield of LaGrange and the granddaughter of Irene Mozingo and the late Herman “Monk” Whitfield and George “Tommy” and Helen Harper Beamon of LaGrange.

She is employed as a speech/language pathologist at Venture Rehabilitation Group.

The groom is the son of Thomas Leo Edwards Sr. and Marsha Owens Edwards of Hookerton and the grandson of Audrey Edwards and the late Carl Edwards Sr. of Grifton and Joyce Dula, Henry Dula and the late Milton Owens of Kinston.

He is employed as an auto estamatics inspector at State Farm Insurance Company.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a strapless A-line gown. The neckline was etched with crystal beading and a beading-decorated midriff. Crystals were tucked into the skirt pickup and on the modified chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a silver petite tiara accented with rhinestones and crystal beads attached to a white two-tiered elbow-length veil with scattered rhinestones and a finished pencil edge.

The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of pink miniature calla lilies, hydrangeas and roses enhanced with pink sweet peas and tied with a satin ribbon.

Dana Sutton was her sister’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Michelle Garon and Jessica Letchworth of LaGrange, cousins of the bride, and Kara Tolley of Columbia, S.C., Charlotte Crain of Greenville and Amerique Sileno and Jacquelyn Warner of Raleigh, friends of the bride.

Thomas Edwards was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Ron Sutton of LaGrange, brother-in-law of the bride, and Josh Deaver, Michael Morris and Chris Rouse of Kinston and Jonas Howard and Taylor Howard of Grifton, friends of the groom.

Courtney Lee of Deep Run and Alexandra Beamon of Kinston, cousins of the bride, and Amanda Myers of Charlotte, friend of the bride, were honorary bridesmaids.

Ashley Deaver of Kinston, and Lauren Moore of Pink Hill, friends of the couple, were junior bridesmaids.

Emily Sutton, friend of the bride, was flower girl. Evan Sutton, nephew of the bride, was ringbearer.

Susan Spengler directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs were John and Patti Beamon.

A program of wedding music was provided by Jason Cox, pianist and vocalist, and Jaime Cox, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, a reception and dance were held at Walnut Creek Country Club. Mike and Vicky Letchworth and J.K. and Vanessa West greeted guests.

After a wedding trip to Marco Island, Fla., the couple reside in Grifton.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ luncheon Aug. 10 at the home of Michelle Garon hosted by Ms. Garon and Vicky Letchworth; a bachelor weekend July 21 through 23 hosted by the groomsmen; a bachelorette weekend and lingerie shower July 13 through 15 hosted by Tina Stewart, Amanda Aldridge and Jacquelyn Warner; a recipe luncheon June 30 at the home of Kaye Thompson; a bridal shower June 17 hosted by the groom’s family; a bridal shower June 10 hosted by the bride’s family; and an engagement/honey-do party May 11.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at Vermillions of Kinston.

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Mrs. Ellison

GARNER — Sandra L. Williams and James A. Ellison of Garner exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 21 at 11 a.m. at the home of Art and Gina Jones, friends of the groom, with Steve Kirkland officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Elton W. Williams and the late Margaret A. Williams of Goldsboro.

She is employed as assistant manager at Arby’s of Garner.

The groom is the son of the late Robert M. Ellison of Greensboro.

He is employed as a crew manager at Arby’s of Garner.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a western-style dress with long lace sleeves, a sweetheart neckline and a hankie hem bottom covered in lace.

She carried pink and white lilies, white and red roses and baby’s breath wrapped in white satin ribbon.

Sheila Morales was her friend’s matron of honor.

Megan Williams, daughter of the bride, was the bridesmaid.

Art Jones was his friend’s best man.

Selena Morale was flower girl. Gregory Foldes was ringbearer.

Terry Williams, sister-in-law of the bride, directed the wedding. Megan Williams, Gabrielle Morales and Makayla Morales distributed rice bags.

A program of wedding music was provided by Joey Williams, nephew of the bride.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of Art and Gina Jones.

After a wedding trip to the mountains, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a shower May 20 at the home of Sheila Morales hosted by Terry Williams, sister-in-law of the bride, and Ms. Morales, friend of the bride.

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Mrs. McGowan

Carolyn Jeffreys Lewis and David Foy McGowan III exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 11 at 5 p.m. at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Morton Eugene Carpenter officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Anderson Lewis of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of James Talbot Jeffreys Jr. of Goldsboro, the late Lois Taylor Jeffreys and the late Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Franklin “Dutch” Lewis.

She is a graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree and a graduate of Johnston Community College with a registered nurse certification. She was presented at the 1997 Debutante Ball. She is employed with Rex Hospital in Raleigh.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Foy McGowan Jr. of Wilmington and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William Edward Parham of Smithfield, Elizabeth Urbanski McGowan of Chapel Hill and the late David Foy McGowan.

He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. He is employed with the North Carolina Association of Realtors of Raleigh.

The bride was given in marriage by her father.

She wore an ivory silk taffeta gown accented with Alencon lace, crystal beads and sequins.

Her headpiece was her mother’s chapel-length mantilla of imported silk illusion bordered with Venise lace appliqués.

Alison Lewis Nipper was her sister’s matron of honor, while Jennifer Anderson Lewis, sister of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Melissa Leigh Bamonte of Charlotte, Allison Barrow Bayes of Swedesboro, N.J., Jennings Parham McGowan of Wilmington, sister of the groom, Sarah Mansfield Watson of Raleigh and Ashley Michelle Wyatt of Greenville.

David Foy McGowan Jr. was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were David Lee Fitch of Chapel Hill, Thomas Kidder Gore and George Trask Miars Jr. of Charleston, S.C., Marshall Bart Hardison of Gibsonville, Paul Whitaker Howard of Raleigh, cousin of the groom, and Andrew Hartley Nelson of Durham.

Ushers were James Oliver Carter III, Robert Chestley Nipper and Murdoch Macrae Dunn Jr. of Wilmington and Thomas Smith Jordan of Raleigh.

Ellen Gay Elmore, cousin of the bride, was the crucifer. Thomas Edgar Elmore IV, cousin of the bride, was the acolyte.

Elizabeth Taylor Jeffreys, cousin of the bride, and James Oliver Carter III, friend of the couple, were readers.

Sandra Leigh Jenkins and Mildred Louise Wooten distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by William Bryant Hayes, organist; Joseph Lawrence Brinson, trumpeter; and Stephen Ehrnst Rushing, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Walnut Creek Country Club.

After a wedding trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the couple will reside in Raleigh.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Aug. 10 at Walnut Creek Country Club.

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Mrs. Miller

Shari Lorene Chasten and Keith Orlando Miller exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 7 at 3:37 p.m. at First Congregational Church, with the Rev. Antonia Lawrence officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mary B. Chasten and the late Atmos C. Chasten of Mount Olive.

She is a graduate of Southern Wayne High School and North Carolina Central University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education. She is pursuing a second degree. She is employed as a More At Four Teacher at Carver WAGES.

The groom is the son of Annette K. Miller of Kenansville and Joseph G. Miller of Hamlet.

He is a graduate of James Kenan High School. He is employed as an agricultural manager at Louise Howard Industries of Kenansville.

The bride was escorted by her brother, Benjamin A. Chasten of Dudley, and given in marriage by her family.

She wore an ivory satin haltered gown encrusted with sequins, beads and crystals with an ivory chapel train. It was accented with triangular-shaped diamond earrings and a necklace for a Biblical theme of three for the Trinity and seven for completion.

Her headpiece was an ivory double-layered tulle veil with a pencil edge attached to a sterling silver tiara embellished with pearls and crystals.

The bride carried a clutch bouquet of ivory short-stemmed roses hand-wrapped with ivory satin ribbon and pearls.

Teressa Bobette Fields of Goldsboro was her sister’s matron of honor, while Joshulyn Johnson of Mount Olive, daughter of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Georgianna Chasten of Dudley, sister-in-law of the bride, and Princess Raines of Kenansville, cousin of the groom.

Phillip King of Dudley was his cousin’s best man.

Groomsmen were Breyon Johnson of Mount Olive, son of the bride; Carl Chasten of Douglasville, Ga., brother of the bride; and Benjamin T. Chasten of Charlotte, nephew of the bride.

Chloe Fields of Goldsboro and Carlae’ Chasten of Douglasville, nieces of the bride, were flower girls. Shondee Fryar of Turkey, friend of the couple, was ringbearer.

Jordan Houston of Mount Olive, cousin of the groom, was Bible bearer.

Sonya Chasten of Douglasville, sister-in-law of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Washandra Oliver of Goldsboro, Madie Bell of LaGrange and Carol Coley of Dudley, friends of the couple.

Hostesses were Velma Maddox of Turkey, Beverly Houston and Peggy Cartwright of Dudley and Shannon Farrior of Kenansville.

A program of wedding music was provided by the Rev. Jerry Dortch and Pamela Dudley, pianist and vocalists.

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

Events held before the wedding included a dinner July 1.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner July 6 at Faith Presbyterian Church.

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Mrs. Price

MAGGIE VALLEY — Donna Barefoot Lee of Clinton and Arnold Wade Price exchanged vows in a private outdoor ceremony July 16 at 6 p.m., with the Rev. Clifford P. Hannah officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Joan Fryar Justice and the late Paul Wayne “Jake” Justice of Clinton and Victor Paul Barefoot of Stuart, Va., and the granddaughter of Evelyn Blanton Fryar, the late Henry Vance Fryar,. Maybelle McClenny Barefoot and the late George Matthew Barefoot of Clinton.

She is a graduate of Union High School and Sampson Community College with an Associate Degree in nursing. She is employed with Southern Pharmacy Services in Pink Hill as a registered nurse consultant and as manager of Beacon Arms Assisted Living Center in Snow Hill.

The groom is the son of James Arnold Price and Lois Marie Wolfe Price of Seven Springs and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Price of Seven Springs and the late Nellie Herring Wolfe of Mount Olive.

He is a graduate of Southern Wayne High School and Wayne Community College with a certification as an emergency medical technician-intermediate. He is employed with Wayne County Emergency Medical Services as an EMT-I and as manager of Beacon Arms Assisted Living Center in Snow Hill.

After a wedding trip to Maggie Valley and Pigeon Forge, Tenn., the couple reside in Clinton.

Events held before the wedding included a wedding cake and special evening meal July 22 hosted by Shelby Jean Powell, aunt of the groom and a brunch July 15 at the home of the bride’s grandmother, Evelyn Blanton Fryar, hosted by the bride’s family.

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Mrs. Price

Sara Elizabeth Mays of Wilmington and Michael Steven Price of Wilmington exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. at Oak Forest Church of Christ, with Lennie Reagan officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Becky Mays of Selma and the granddaughter of the late Romy and Nora Lee Mays of Coahoma, Texas, and R.J. Roddy and Navoleine Roddy of Troup, Texas.

The groom is the son of Carson and Gayle Price of Selma and the grandson of Thel and Agnes Brady and Stephen and Dorothy Parrish of Selma.

The bride was escorted by father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a platinum white A-line gown with a teardrop neckline, sleeveless lace shoulder straps and a keyhole lace back. The straps and back were accented with sequins, pearls and satin buttons. The gown had a tulle overlay and a semi-cathedral train embellished with lace appliqués and hand-beaded with sequins and pearls. The train was trimmed with scalloped lace.

Her headpiece was a tiara of rhinestones and pearls attached to a fingertip-length single-layer veil accented with silver beading around the bottom.

The bride carried a clutch bouquet of stargazers, pink and white roses, white hydrangeas, white stephanotis with pearl heads, pink astro and pink astilbe blooms with stems wrapped with sheer white ribbon accented with pearls down the stems. Her great-grandmother’s rings dangled from ribbons attached at the top of the stems.

Faith Davis of Raleigh was her friend’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Dana Mays of Wilson, sister-in-law of the bride; Sara Beth Price of Matthews, sister-in-law of the groom; Ashley Barnes of Selma, sister of the groom; Samantha Lasater and Jessica Gray of Wilmington, friends of the bride; and Lindsey Conner and Brenna Conner of Dudley, family friends of the bride.

Carson Price was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Eric Price of Matthews, brother of the groom; Joshua Mays of Wilson and Matthew Mays of Boone, brothers of the bride; Stephen Hollingsworth and Michael Stephenson of Raleigh, Will Murphy of Zebulon and Brandon Batten of Wilmington, friends of the groom.

Ushers were Randy Conner of Dudley, family friend of the bride, and Ryan Fitzgerald of Selma.

Jordan Mays of Wilson, niece of the bride, was flower girl. Siri Hull of Dudley, family friend of the bride, was honorary flower girl. Bryce Hull of Dudley, family friend of the bride, was ringbearer.

Gladys and Margo Hull Dudley, family friends of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Kathryn Snell of Wilmington, friend of the bride. Danielle Parrish of Selma, cousin of the groom, and Magen Hull of Dudley, family friend of the bride, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Sean McDonald of Rocky Mount, pianist; Susan Arnold of Pikeville and Stephen Church of Carthage, vocalists; and Josh Wilson and Rita Reinsch, sound technicians.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Lane Tree Country Club. Helpers were Tracie Wilson, Caryn Reagan, Marquita Wallace, Leah Conner and Janice and Greg Quinton. Servers were Victoria Tyer, Allie Reagan, Erica Strahin, Jessica Strahin and Rebecca Jenkins, members of the bride’s teenage Wednesday night girls’ Bible class.

After a wedding cruise to the south Caribbean, the couple reside in Wilmington.

Events held before the wedding included a surprise home shower Aug. 4 at the Children’s Place in Wilmington hosted by co-workers of the bride; a lingerie/bachelorette party July 28 in Wilmington hosted by Faith Davis; a weekend rafting trip July 27 through 29 on the Nantahala River hosted by Matthew Mays; a miscellaneous shower July 22 at Pine Valley Church of Christ of Wilmington hosted by Linda Smith-Fox; a home and kitchen shower July 12 at Oak Forest Church of Christ hosted by ladies of the church; a miscellaneous shower June 8 at United Faith Christian Church hosted by the groom’s mother and Susan Hales, aunt of the groom; and a naughty-or-nice shower April 26 in Wilmington hosted by Jessica Gray.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner in the church fellowship room.

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Mrs. Sauls

HIGH POINT — Katherine Leigh Bradner of Mount Pleasant, S.C., and John Joseph Sauls of Mount Pleasant exchanged vows Aug. 11 at 5 p.m. at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Barry Phillp Osborne officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Howard Bradner Jr. and the granddaughter of Mrs. William Howard Bradner Sr., the late Mr. Bradner and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Haymore Loggins.

She is a graduate of High Point Central High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She is employed with Bank of America Mortgage of Charleston, S.C.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Kaylor Sauls of Goldsboro and the grandson of John Woods Stackhouse, the late Mrs. Stackhouse and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Benjamin Sauls.

He graduated from Wayne Country Day School and East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and a minor in political science. He is employed by the South Carolina State Ports Authority.

The bride was escorted by her father.

Jessica Clay Sayers of Arlington, Va., was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Ashley Cowart Carson and Amanda Harper Patterson of Greensboro, Emily Holmes David of Chapel Hill, Catherine Wilkins Gregory of Wilmington, Del., Heather Sauls Honeycutt of Dunn, sister of the groom, Elizabeth Bizzell Saylors of Goldsboro and Laura Whaley Wellington of Wilmington.

Benjamin Sauls was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Matthew Howard Bradner of Wilmington, brother of the bride; Jeffrey Hamilton Cooke, John Dortch Lewis and Justin Michael Lewis of Raleigh; Eric Lee Hartman of Atlanta, Ga.; Johnny Mack Honeycutt of Dunn, brother-in-law of the groom; and Benjamin Kyle Saylors of Goldsboro.

Douglas James Bradner and Gregory Cook Bradner of Orinda, Calif., cousins of the bride, were acolytes.

Roy John Parkeer IV was the crucifer.

James Tyler Beach of Chapel Hill and Harry Royer Culp Jr. of New York, N.Y., were readers.

Margaret Lindsay Shealy of Charleston, Mary Stokes Iauco of Washington D.C., Susan Derby Stackhouse of Raleigh and Julian Bernard White III of Charlotte were greeters.

A program of wedding music was provided by Linda McDonald Brown and Caroline Brown Kolbert, flutists; Selina David Carter, cellist; Michael Patrick Dougherty, organist; Jerry Timothy Hudson, trumpeter; and Helen Dina Rifas, harpist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at the String and Splinter Club of High Point.

After a wedding trip to Antigua, the couple reside in Mount Pleasant.

Events held before the wedding included a reception party Aug. 11 at J. Basul Noble’s Restaurant hosted by friends and a luncheon Aug. 10 at Pomodoro Restaurant of High Point hosted by aunts of the bride.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Aug. 11 at J. Basul Noble’s Restaurant.

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Mrs. Thornton

Reba Barefoot Noulles of Wilson and Nelson Ray Thornton of Princeton exchanged vows July 7 at 4 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tony Rivers officiating.

The bride is the daughter of the late Rossie and Mabel Lee Barefoot of Dunn.

She is retired from the Wilson County School System. She is employed as a teacher at Elm City Middle School.

The groom is the son of the late James Foster Thornton and Ioda Anderson Thornton of Goldsboro.

He is a retired pipe construction superintendent.

The bride was escorted by her brother, Granville Burns Barefoot of San Jose, Calif., and led to the altar by her grandchildren, Connor Joseph and Emory Grace Vestal of Greensboro.

Attendants were the couple’s children and grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. John Curtis Vestal, Emory Grace and Connor Joseph of Greensboro and Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Ray Thornton Jr., Trevor Foster and Jacob Clark of Holly Springs.

Ushers were James Edsel Barefoot of Bedford, Va., brother of the bride, and James William Thornton of Goldsboro, brother of the groom.

Dianne Raper directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Patricia Osborne.

A program of wedding music was provided by Bobby Bennett of Red Oak, organist, and Holly Stallings Lewis of Wilson, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, the couple held a pig picking reception at the home of the bride.

After a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple reside in Wilson.

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Mrs. Waters

GRAHAM — Jaime Lane Hunter and James Bradley Waters exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. at New Covenant Fellowship, with Pastor David Neff officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Teena Lane Hunter and the late William Edward Hunter of Graham and the granddaughter of the late Chester Carl and Elsie Ray Hunter of Graham and the late Calvin C. and Ruth Thorton Hall of Fairfax, Va.

She graduated from Graham High School and attends Mount Olive College. She is employed as a med tech at Alterra Sterling House.

The groom is the son of Ronald Edward and Paula Perkins Waters of Goldsboro, the grandson of Edward Earl Waters, the late Ellen Ward Waters, Virginia Taylor and the late Walter James Perkins of Goldsboro and the stepgrandson of Marie Waters.

He graduated from Rosewood High School and Guilford College of Greensboro with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He is employed at Nationwide Insurance.

The bride was escorted by her brother, Jon Hunter, and given in marriage by her mother.

She wore a white corset bodice with clear straps and a re-embroidered laced apron back skirt with a detachable cathedral train.

Julie Brown was her sister’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Amanda Terrell and Dana Terrell, friends of the bride, and Jill Robertson, Erica Robertson and Kelsei Robertson, cousins of the bride.

Ronald Waters was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Ronald Waters Jr. and Lee Waters, brothers of the groom, and Brian Smith, Drew Barid and Charlie Morris, friends of the groom.

Hallie Brown, niece of the bride, was flower girl. Hunter Brown, nephew of the bride, was ringbearer.

Hannah Clapp and Jane Thacker directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Claire Williams. Payton Boyer distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Sharon Lester, pianist, and Kandis Weeks, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Ramada Inn in Burlington.

After a wedding trip to Hilton Head, S.C., the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a couple’s shower at the home of Travis and Jaimee Weeks hosted by Mary and Jaimee Weeks; a bridal luncheon at the home of the bride’s mother hosted by the bride’s mother; and a bridal shower at the home of Jill Robertson hosted by Julie Brown and Ms. Robertson.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at Gate City Chop House of Burlington.

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Mrs. Arnold

MOUNT OLIVE — English Brooke Worley of Goldsboro and Joseph Adam Arnold of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Brownings United Methodist Church, with Dr. Lily Chou officiating.

The bride is the daughter of David Dean Worley of Kenly and Claudia Gaye Best of Micro and the granddaughter of Margaret Worley and the late Ray Worley of Big Pine, Norma Wilkerson of Goldsboro and the late Ira Lee Best of Mount Olive.

She is employed as a manager at Gap Outlet.

The groom is the son of Joseph Mainard and Catherine Caldwell Arnold of Concord and the grandson of Edward Arnold and the late Eleanor Arnold and Fred and Edna Caldwell of Emporium, Pa.

He is employed as a recruiter with the Air Force.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore an ivory A-line strapless satin gown with a lace-up back and a semi-cathedral train. It had a tuxedo trimmed neckline in teal and cascading teal borders were embellished with crystal and pearl beading.

Her headpiece was an ivory double veil with satin ribbon.

Morgan Haley was her mother’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Cecilia Bell and Julie Baker, sisters of the bride, and Amanda Ward, sister of the groom.

Benjamin Ravert, son of the bride, was best man.

Groomsmen were Braxton Bell and Kerry Baker and Steven Ward, brothers-in-law of the bride.

London Arnold, daughter of the groom, was flower girl.

Frances Pate directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Keith and Cathy Chism, friends of the bride.

Special helpers were Sarah Bell and Maggie Parrish, nieces of the bride, and Cheyanne Ward, niece of the groom.

A program of wedding music was provided by Dr. Lily Chou, pianist; Rick Prigden, vocalist; and Bess Edwards-Sawyer, organist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s family held a reception in the church fellowship hall.

After a wedding trip to the Bahamas, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a a bridal shower June 24 hosted by team members at Gap Outlet; a bachelorette party June 23 hosted by the bridesmaids; and a bachelor party June 22 hosted by the groomsmen.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner in Brownings Church fellowship hall.

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PIKEVILLE — Karen Elizabeth Vause and Frank Ewing Beaty IV exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Bryan Huffman and the Rev. William Creech officiating.

The bride is the daughter of John Irvin Vause Jr. and Judy Greer Vause of Pikeville and the granddaughter of John Irvin and Rebecca Jarman Vause of Kinston and the late Irving Henry and Dora White Greer of Greenville.

She is a 1997 graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School and a 2001 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She is employed as a teacher with Wayne County Public Schools.

The groom is the son of Frank Ewing Beaty III and Elizabeth Christian Beaty of Wilmington and the grandson of Alvina Waeger Beaty and the late Frank Ewing Beaty Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., and Victor Christian of Chattanooga, Tenn., and the late Jane Selfe Christian of Bristol, Va.

He is a 2002 graduate of Hoggard High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is employed as a teacher with Bertie County Public Schools.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white A-line short-sleeved gown with an empire waist, a sweetheart neckline and a chapel train embellished with crystal beading, Schiffli lace and sequins.

Her headpiece was a two-tiered elbow-length veil with a satin corded edge attached to a silver twisted wire comb accented with pearls and crystals.

The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of pink and green dendrobium orchids, pink tulips, white freesia, pink lisanthius and blue delphinium.

Jessica Kleboe was maid of honor.

Margaretta Beaty was the bridesmaid.

Clifton Higgins was best man.

Groomsmen were Jessie Beddingfield and Richard Tyndall.

Janet Davis directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Sarah Chrsitian. Paula Curl distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Randy Prosser, pianist, and Margaretta Beaty and Sarah Christian, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a luncheon reception in the church fellowship hall.

After a wedding trip to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks, the couple reside in Pikeville.

Events held before the wedding included a a miscellaneous shower July 15 at the church fellowship hall hosted by friends of the couple and a bridal shower June 6 hosted by teachers and staff at Carver Elementary School.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner in the church fellowship hall.

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Mrs. Gay

WILSON — Carrie Leigh Mitchell and Robert Paul Gay exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 14 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, with Scott Dodson officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Lee Edward Mitchell III and Terri Mitchell of Wilson and the granddaughter of the late Williard Alexander McKever and Adelia Carrie McKever of Mitchellville, Iowa, and Katie Rose Mitchell and the late L.E. Mitchell Jr. of Goldsboro.

She graduated from East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic studies education. She is employed as a Spanish teacher at Darden and Speight Middle Schools of Wilson County.

The groom is the son of William “Shag” and Besty Dunn Gay of Fremont and the grandson of Betty Louise Gay and the late George Washington Gay of Farmville and Robert and Sheria Sasser Dunn of Fremont.

He is employed as a paint wholesale specialist at Sherwin Williams of Wilson.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

Katie Mitchell and Lindsay Tant were maids of honor.

Bridesmaids were Jennifer Patz, Paula Shearon and Ravyn Perry.

William “Shag” Gay was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Steven Gay, William A. Gay, Matthew Pippen and Jamie Proctor.

Ushers were Ryan Howard, Vincent Lively, Ashley Williford and Shannon Proctor.

Emily Joy Whitener was flower girl. Kodi Shilabi was ringbearer.

Pet Pruden directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Daniel Herring. Morgan Herring and Paige Herring distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Phillip Matthews, pianist.

Following the ceremony, Brenda Smith, Beverly Foss, Deborah Wells, Sheila Herring, Michelle Weatherford and Jennifer Clark, aunts and cousins of the bride, held a reception in the fellowship hall.

After a wedding trip to Chicago, the couple reside in Fremont.

Events held before the wedding included a bachelorette party July 7 in Raleigh hosted by friends of the bride and the bridesmaids; a bridal shower June 3 at Spring Hill Baptist Church hosted by the bride’s aunts and grandmother; a bridal shower May 27 hosted by Katie Mitchell and Lindsay Tant; a pounding shower May 6 at the home of the groom’s mother hosted by his mother; and a bridal shower April 27 at the home of the bride’s mother hosted by Teresa Woodard, godmother of the bride, and the bride’s mother.

The groom’s parents and Ida Gay held a rehearsal dinner.

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Mrs. Hunter

Christine Danielle Benton and Stephen James Hunter of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 7 at 4:30 p.m. at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Thurman Horney officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Dale and Carolyn M. Benton of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late Charles Benton and Evelyn C. Garrett of Moyock and Leland and Alpean H. Midgett of Hertford.

She graduated from Cooper High School in Abilene, Texas, and attends East Carolina University for a bachelor’s degree in theater education.

The groom is the son of Michael H. Hunter of Murray, Utah, and Tana W. Hunter of Rexburg, Idaho, and the grandson of the late Milton R. and Fern Hunter and Oscar and Louise Walch.

He graduated from Jordan High School in Sandy, Utah. He is employed as an associate manager at Landmark Galleries of Carey.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal gown of white satin embroidered and adorned with white pearls with a long train.

Her headpiece was a two-tiered cathedral length veil.

The bride carried a cascading bouquet of white roses and various white lilies with greenery in a satin holder.

Tiffany C. Rodriguez was matron of honor.

Chris Thames was best man.

Ushers were Christopher Benton and Jay Rodriguez.

Autumn Benton, Leah Rodriguez and Emily Rodriguez, were flower girls.

Shelia Warrick directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs was Helen Harris.

A program of wedding music was provided by Jean Clay, organist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Sarah’s Garden.

After a wedding trip to the Wasatch Mountains in Utah, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower June 16 at the Outer Banks hosted by Tiffany Rodriguez, sister of the bride, and Alpean Midgett, grandmother of the bride.

The bride’s parents held a rehearsal dinner July 6 at their home.

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Mrs. Rosario

Kimberly Eden Rollins and Orlando Rosario Jr. of Roanoke Rapids exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 4 at 4 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, with the Rev. Rodney Barwick, uncle of the bride, officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Clay and Sharon Rollins of Seven Springs, the granddaughter of Elma Barwick of Seven Springs, the late Walter Barwick, Flora Rollins of Dudley and the late Clifton Rollins and the great-granddaughter of the late Burke and Bertha Potter.

She is a 2004 graduate of Spring Creek High School and a 2007 graduate of Wayne Community College. She attends East Carolina University for a degree in elementary education. She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi. She was previously employed at Target.

The groom is the son of Maria Quinnones of North Lauderdale, Fla., and Orlando Rosario Sr. of Bronx, N.Y. and the grandson of Franklin and Maria Herndon of Iron Station and the late Juan Rosario and Margarita Candalaro of Toabaja, Puerto Rico.

He is a 1996 graduate of Graphic Communications Arts High School in New York. He served in the Marine Corps. He is employed as a detective in the narcotics division of the Roanoke Rapids Police Department.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a strapless princess-cut gown of diamond white satin. Embroidery and beading adorned the bodice, hemline and semi-cathedral train. The back was enhanced with a corset lace-up closure.

Her headpiece was a veil of silk illusion trimmed with bugle and seed beads.

The bride carried a hand-wrapped bouquet of hot pink tulips, pink ranunculus and hot and light pink hydrangeas wrapped with a white satin ribbon.

Karen Lively was her sister’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Hope Holden, friend of the bride, and Laura Rosario and Carol Zuniga, sisters of the groom.

Orlando Rosario Sr. was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Leo Baez and Roberto Valenzuela, friends of the groom, and Chuck Lively, brother-in-law of the bride.

Elizabeth Lively, niece of the bride, was the junior bridesmaid. Orlando Rosario III, son of the groom, was the junior groomsman.

Reavyn Lively, niece of the bride, and Arianna Rosario, daughter of the groom, were flower girls.

Gail Barnes and Barbara Flynn, friends of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs were Allen and Michelle Johnson, cousins of the bride.

Special helpers were George Graham, Sandra Uzzell, Cheryl Wilson and Cathy Wheeler, friends of the couple, and Tynette Blanchette and Jessica Rosario, nieces of the groom.

A program of wedding music was provided by Jenny Heim, friend of the bride, violinist, and George Moore, sound technician.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception in the church fellowship hall. Glenn and Bessie Graham greeted guests. Carole Barwick, aunt of the bride, served the wedding cake.

After a wedding trip to Orlando, Fla., the couple reside in Roanoke Rapids.

Events held before the wedding included a miscellaneous shower June 24 hosted by Karen Lively, Wanda Cameron, Elma Barwick, Bessie Graham, Georgie Teachey and Dean Barwick; a bachelorette and lingerie party June 14 at Texas Steakhouse hosted by Karen Lively and Bessie Graham; a recipe shower June 2 hosted by Karen Lively and Elizabeth Lively; and a bachelor party hosted by Chuck Lively.

Glenn and Bessie Graham, Georgie Teachey and the groom’s family held a rehearsal dinner.

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Mrs. Sauls

PIKEVILLE — Amber Nichole Hill of Greenville and David Lee Sauls Jr. of Greenville exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. at the home of the bride’s parents, with the Rev. John Sauls II officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Ricky Gerald and Patricia Coffey Hill of Pikeville and the granddaughter of Katie Geraldine Hill Pardue, the late Jeanette Coffey Lee and Kenneth Ray Lee of Goldsboro, the late Milton Eugene Hill of Faro and the late Jack Nolan Coffey of High Point.

She is a 2001 graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School and a 2005 magna cum laude graduate of East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Fraternity. She is employed as a first grade teacher at Northwest Elementary with Pitt County Schools.

The groom is the son of David Lee and Vicky Daniels Sauls of Goldsboro and the grandson of Doris Suggs and the late John Irwin Sauls of Pikeville and L.J. and Thelma Brogden Daniels and the late Maxwell Daniels of Dudley.

He is a 1999 graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School and a graduate of East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in accounting. He is employed as an auditor at Dixon Hughes PLLC.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white chiffon gown with a shirred sweetheart neckline finished with a floral beaded pattern and beaded spaghetti straps. The back featured a U shape and a tie sash finished with a chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a head band with crystals and pearls attached to a one-tiered fingertip-length white tulle veil.

The bride carried hand-wrapped miniature garnet glow calla lilies accented in light pink cymbidium orchids wrapped with white satin ribbon accented with pearls and crystals.

Jenifer Hill Williford was her sister’s matron of honor, while Kristan Mynhier was maid of honor.

Stephanie Sauls, sister of the groom, was the bridesmaid.

David Sauls was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Stuart Sauls, brother of the groom, and Bobby Sullivan.

Ushers were Daniel Sauls and Chris Lee.

Hannah Coffey was flower girl.

Jay Sauls directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Faye Perkins, aunt of the groom. Wanda Hill of Raleigh, aunt of the bride, distributed programs.

Special helpers were Doug Coffey, Brad Coffey, Steve Coffey, Steven Coffey, Patrick Hill, Dary Bryant and Anda Hill of Raleigh and Shannon Stewart of Wake Forest.

A program of wedding music was provided by Jimmy Aycock, pianist; Jill Howell, James Sauls and Jay Sauls, vocalists; Dee Braxton Pellagrino, violinist; and Frank Suggs of Raleigh, sound technician.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents. Jamie Coffey Hill and Melody Lee cut the wedding cake. Tammy Gardner of Greenville was the attendant.

After a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple reside in Greenville.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ luncheon July 28 at Madison’s Restaurant; a lingerie shower July 21 at the home of Kristan Mynhier hosted by Ms. Mynhier and Stephanie Sauls; a shower July 18 at Dixon Hughes; a shower June 24 at Pikeville Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church hosted by Vicky Sauls; a shower June 2 held at Antioch Presbyterian Church hosted by the bride’s family; a shower May 3 at Northwest Elementary in Greenville hosted by Tammy Gardner; and an engagement party March 24 at the home of the bride’s sister hosted by Weldon and Jenifer Williford.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at Walnut Creek Country Club.

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Mrs. Spell

Christy Dale Stafford and Ryan Christopher Spell exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Andrew Clark and Pastor Ryan Rasmussen officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Curtis and Joan Stafford of Pikeville and the granddaughter of Linda Brock, the late William Earl Brock, Mary Elizabeth Stafford and the late Dewitt Stafford of Pikeville.

She is a 2002 graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School and a 2006 graduate of Campbell University with a degree in elementary education. She is employed as a teacher with Wayne County Public Schools.

The groom is the son of Randy and Susan Spell of Atlanta, Ga., and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Resin Cass Spell, the late Ellen Spell and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Taylor of Georgia.

He graduated from Charles B. Aycock High School in 2002 and Appalachian State in 2006 with a degree in music education. He is employed as a teacher with Wayne County Public Schools.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a satin gown flared with a trumpet-style skirt. The bodice had a swoop to the neckline. The waistline was accented with a pink satin ribbon that wrapped around into a double-layered bow, whose center was embellished with a crystal-beaded broach. The ribbon trailed down the sweep train.

Her headpiece was a single-layered tulle veil attached to a veil embellished with scalloped edges trimmed in white beads.

The bride carried a clutch bouquet of pink hydrangeas, pink roses, white lisianthus with pink tips and tree fern. It was surrounded with ruscus and tree fern and was wrapped with satin ribbon. She also carried a family wedding Bible, the cover was made from her mother’s wedding gown.

Lauren Hottel of Raleigh was her college sorority sister’s matron of honor, while Kaitlyn Stafford of Pikeville, sister of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Melinda Pearce of Raleigh, college sorority sister of the bride; Lydia Pratt of Virginia, college friend; and Cassie Spell of Georgia, sister of the groom.

Curtis Stafford was his son’s best man.

Ushers were Kevin Coghill, friend of the couple; Tony Jones of Pikeville, uncle of the bride; and Steven Jones and Brock Strickland of Pikeville, cousins of the bride.

Abigail Ingle of Goldsboro was flower girl. John Avery Sasser of Pikeville was ringbearer.

Brownie Doss of Goldsboro directed the wedding, assisted by Candy Whitley of Goldsboro and Lynda Stewart of Fremont. Presiding at the register was Dana Jones of Pikeville, cousin of the bride. Taylor Strickland of Pikeville, cousin of the bride, distributed programs.

Barbara Novicki and Dan Wise of Goldsboro were Scripture readers.

A program of wedding music was provided by Jeremy Thompson, organist and pianist; Jared and Amanda Grantham and Benton Whitley, vocalists; and Larry Harvey, Matt Talbert and Chris Serina, trumpeters.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a dessert and dance reception at the church. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Anderson of Goldsboro greeted guests. Stephanie Trotter of Georgia, Patti Spell of Alabama and Barbara Chenier of Goldsboro cut the wedding cake. Dr. and Mrs. Bob Meyer said thank-yous. Nicole Grimes and Katie Stafford, cousins of the bride, distributed bubbles and wedding favors.

After a wedding trip to Disney World, Fla., the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ luncheon Aug. 3 hosted by Brownie Doss, Candy Whitley and Lynda Stewart during which time the bride presented gifts to her attendants; a girls’ morning out Aug. 2; a bachelor party July 28 hosted by friends of the groom; a bachelorette party July 28 hosted by Lauren Hottel, Melinda Pearce, Vanessa Bailey, Sarah Wallace and friends of the bride; a lingerie party July 26 hosted by Helen and Hannah Jernigan; an around-the-clock shower July 21 hosted by Missy Ingle, Debbie Sealey, Linda Meyer, Sue Woodyard, Barbara Novicki and church family friends; a miscellaneous shower July 7 hosted by Stephanie Trotter and Susan Spell, family of the groom; a kitchen shower June 16 in Raleigh hosted by Lauren Hottel; a miscellaneous shower June 2 hosted by Lynn Strickland, Debbie Jones, Pam Pennington, Mary Elizabeth Stafford and Linda Brock, family of the bride; and a surprise shower at Texas Steakhouse hosted by co-workers of the groom.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at the Steak Barn. The groom chose this time to present gifts to his attendants.

Walston-Haswell

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Mrs. Walston

Corrie Ann Haswell and John Turner Walston III exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 4 at 5 p.m. at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Madison N. Hankal officiating.

The bride is the daughter of William Michael and Carolyn Kenan Haswell of Raleigh and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Yancey Haswell of Raleigh and Arthur Carroll Kenan and the late Mary Wilson Kenan of Wallace.

She graduated from Needham B. Broughton High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with bachelors degrees in French and psychology and a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling and psychology. She is employed as a health specialist at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Durham.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Turner Walston Jr. of Goldsboro and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Turner Walston of Farmville and Mr. and Mrs. Haven Herman Bowman of Taylorsville.

He graduated from Eastern Wayne High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in communications. He attends East Carolina University for a degree in sports management and administration and is completing an internship with the University of North Carolina Sports Information.

The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father.

She wore a strapless A-line gown with lace over satin and a corset back. The bodice was accented with an illusion lace insert panel highlighted with scalloped lace. A satin sash accented the empire waistline and wrapped to the corset back finishing the gown with cascading streamers.

Her headpiece was a cathedral-length veil accented with ivory beads.

The bride carried a bouquet of white roses, mini calla lilies and stock.

Kirsten Leigh Haswell was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Abbie Elizabeth Bowman and Chrystie Franklin Kesler of Raleigh, Rebecca Rose Barrett of Charlotte, Carrie Forbes Gurganious of Willard and Amy Lynn Wooten of Cambridge, Mass.

John Turner Walston Jr. was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Jason Bowman Walston and Matthew Timothy Finan of Goldsboro, Andrew Worth Hardison of Apex, Joseph Neil McDonald of Raleigh and James Hale Wilson of Charlotte.

Caroline Elizabeth Sar was flower girl. Robert Allen Sar Jr. was ringbearer.

Virginia Sutton and Vickie Myers directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Erin Katherine Ennis. Nancy Marie Harvin and Laura Fine Ledford distributed programs.

John Patrick Finan was Scripture reader.

A program of wedding music was provided by Dennis de Jong, trumpeter; Mark Gourley, organist; and Krista Cala and Paige Vickory Barwick, violinists.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Goldsboro Country Club.

After a wedding trip to Charleston, S.C., the couple reside in Durham.

Events held before the wedding included a party July 14 at the home of Marlee Ray hosted by Ms. Ray and family friends; a party June 24 at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Barry Teasley hosted by friends; a shower June 23 at the home of Gail Laney, friend of the bride; a lingerie shower June 9 at the home of Chrystie Kesler hosted by the bridesmaids; a family party May 12 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wooten of Kinston, uncle and aunt of the groom; and a miscellaneous shower April 30 at the home of the bride hosted by the bride’s mother and Zanny Sar of Raleigh.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at Goldsboro Country Club.

Williams-Kirk

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Mrs. Williams

MOREHEAD CITY — Courtney Diane Kirk of Charlotte and Matthew Ryan Williams of Charlotte exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 4 at 3 p.m. at St. Egbert Catholic Church, with the Rev. Doug Smiley officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. Walter Charles Kirk Jr. and Claudia Kirk of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Grace Kirk of Columbia, S.C., the late Walter Charles Kirk and Zetta Humphries of Hudson, Ohio, and the late Claude Franklin Humphries.

She is a 1999 graduate of Eastern Wayne High School and a 2003 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. She is a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. She is employed as a registered dental hygienist with Dr. Erron S. Brady Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.

The groom is the son of Dan R. and Jan Williams of Salisbury and the grandson of the late Claude Loray and Velma Williams of Faith, Frankie Johnson of Canton and the late Charles Smathers Johnson.

He is a 1996 graduate of Salisbury High School and a 2000 graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in communications and advertising. He is employed as a real estate appraiser and owner of Matthew R. Williams Appraisals.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a strapless ivory silk zibeline mermaid-style gown with ruffle detail across the front, a V yellow ruffle down the back and a peek-a-boo yellow tulle opening in the skirt back.

Her headpiece was a matching fingertip veil with a pencil edge.

The bride carried white roses and white hydrangeas.

Kelly McCrossin of Hohokus, N.J., was her sister’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Rebecca Beach of Carlisle, Pa., Claire Broadaway, Ann Ives, Katherine Stafford and Jennifer Everett of Charlotte, Kristy Byrd of Atlanta, Ga., Alison Chappell of Washington D.C., and Corbin Neuner of Richmond, Va., sister of the groom.

Dan R. Williams was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Thaddeus Barnes and Kevin Foutz of Charlotte, David Goodman of Raleigh, Erik Lipscomb and Bradford Penley of Salisbury, Hunter McCrossin of Hohokus and John Neuner of Richmond, Va.

William John Neuner, nephew of the groom, was ringbearer.

Lynn Brugnolotti directed the wedding. Lea Gessaman of Washington D.C. and Kristen McArthur of Cary distributed programs and were readers.

A program of wedding music was provided by Teresa Jones, pianist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception dinner and dance at Coral Bay Club of Atlantic Beach.

After a wedding cruise to the Mediterranean, the couple reside in Charlotte.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal luncheon Aug. 3 in Beaufort hosted by the bride’s mother; a wedding shower July 14 in Charlotte hosted by the bridesmaids; a bachelor golf weekend June 8 in Hilton Head, S.C.; a a bachelorette weekend May 18 in Manhattan hosted by Kelly McCrossin; a barbecue and Final Four basketball engagement party March 31 in Salisbury hosted by the groom’s parents; and a miscellaneous party Feb. 17 in Charlotte.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at Shepard’s Point of Morehead City.

Albaugh-Dupree

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Mrs. Albaugh

Amy Leigh Dupree of Goldsboro and Trevor Ross Albaugh exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 2 at 2 p.m. at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Chapel, with the Rev. D.J. Coles officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Gene Dupree of Doerun, Ga., and Bonnie Wike of Banbridge, Ga., and the granddaughter of Virginia Alexander of Jacksonville, Fla., and the late Dave Dupree and the late Cary and Geraldine Baxley of Doerun.

She graduated from Bambridge High School in Georgia in 1996 and attends Wayne Community College for an LPN degree. She is employed as a medical tech at Brookdale Sterling House.

The groom is the son of John and Barbara Albaugh of Goldsboro and the grandson of Blaine Albaugh and the late Charlotte Albaugh of Amsterdam, Ohio, and Edna Fankhauser and the late Harold Fankhauser of Bergholoz, Ohio.

He graduated from Eastern Wayne High School in 1999 and East Carolina University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice. He is employed as a police officer with Goldsboro Police Department.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a strapless golden ivory gown with a beaded floral design. She also wore diamond earrings, a necklace and a ring passed down from the groom’s grandmother.

Her headpiece was a diamond and pearl tiara.

She carried a bouquet of white lilies, white roses and purple carnations wrapped in a family handkerchief.

Laura Weaver, sister of the groom, was matron of honor, while Misty Glenn, friend of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Leslie Cook and Ashley Glenn, friends of the bride.

Rusty Herring was his friend’s best man.

Groomsmen were John Albaugh; father of the groom, and Matthew Bronner and Dillion Fleming, friends of the groom.

Vanessa Albaugh; niece of the groom, was flower girl. Yakira Gurganus, friend of the couple, was ringbearer.

Ruth Coles directed the wedding. Jonathan and Natalie Albaugh, brother and sister-in-law of the groom, lit the candelabras.

A program of wedding music was provided by Kim Kennedy, friend of the bride, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Seymour Johnson AFB Officers’ Club. Beverly McAbier, aunt of the groom, and Alice Farmer, friend of the couple, cut the wedding cake.

After a wedding trip to Williamsburg, Va., the couple reside in Goldsboro.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner June 1 at their home.

Bacik-Armstrong

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Mrs. Bacik

RALEIGH — Sarah Eleanor Armstrong and Josef Michael Bacik of Raleigh exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 7 at 2 p.m. at Avent Ferry United Methodist Church, with the Rev. David E. Hollowell and the Rev. Taylor W. Mills officiating.

The bride is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. R. Martin Armstrong III of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. David Jack Gold of Bland, Va., and Ralph M. Armstrong Jr. and the late Sarah Lee O’Daniel Armstrong of Asheville.

She is a graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School and attends North Carolina State University for a major in microbiology and a minor in genetics. She is employed at North Carolina University as a technician in the genetics lab.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Bacik Jr. of Garner and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Meeks of Bolivar, Mo., and Lucy Johnson of Cyprus.

He is a graduate of Garner High School and attends North Carolina State University for a major in computer science. He is employed at Red Hat Inc. as a support software engineer.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a Renaissance-style white wedding gown with a beaded bridal satin bodice and a three-tiered skirt of beaded fine grade netting and satin-back crepe.

The bride carried a bouquet of white orchids, roses and lilies.

Crystal Shoemaker of Raleigh was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Sarah Wise of Fremont and Allison Durham of Sanford.

Mark Frazier of Greenville was best man.

Groomsmen were Patrick Connelly of Raleigh and Stephen Whiter of Garner, brother of the groom.

Ushers were Andrew Armstrong of Raleigh, brother of the bride, and Rebecca Whiter of Boone and Sarah Whiter and Elisabeth Whiter of Garner, sisters of the groom.

Presiding at the register was Leisha Collins of Raleigh. Justin Thigpen of Raleigh distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Jay D. Locklear of Sanford, pianist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at the church fellowship hall.

After a wedding trip to Dublin, Ireland, the couple reside in Raleigh.

The groom’s parents held a dinner party after the reception.

Barnes-DeVaughn

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Mrs. Barnes

Mattnay Deniece DeVaughn and Cedric Monte Barnes exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 14 at 3 p.m. at Woods Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, with Pastor Carlton Barnes officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Deacon David and Elderess Jane DeVaughn of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Carniece DeVaughn, the late Samuel DeVaughn, the late Vernon Harvey Sr. and Naomi Harvey of Goldsboro, Pastor Ada R. Boyd and the late William Boyd.

She is a graduate of Eastern Wayne High School and attends Wayne Community College for a major in medical transcription. She is employed as a junior assistant manager at Dollar General Inc.

The groom is the son of Pastor Carlton and Elderess Sandra W. Barnes of Goldsboro and the grandson of Eva Barnes, the late Elijah Jones, Elderess Mildred Woodard and the late William Woodard of Goldsboro.

He is a graduate of Goldsboro High School. He is employed as manager at Dollar General Inc.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a satin A-line gown of white chiffon over satin with beaded lace and beaded embroidery. It had a chapel train.

Her headpiece was a tiara of crystals and rhinestones attached to a ivory cathedral-length train enhanced with crystals and pearls.

She carried a clutch bouquet of blue and white hand-wrapped waxed roses.

Latrice DeVaughn was her sister’s matron of honor, while Tauyna Sheppard, friend of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Tomeshia Barnes, sister-in-law of the groom; Felica Austin, cousin of the bride; Humeka Daniels, friend of the couple; and Shan’non DeVaughn, sister-in-law of the bride.

Darrick Barnes and Carlton Barnes were their brother’s best men.

Groomsmen were Shelton DeVaughn and T.J. DeVaughn, brothers of the bride; and Maurice Woodard, cousin of the groom.

Crystal Wooten, daughter of the bride, and Alyssa Sheppard, goddaughter of the couple, were junior bridesmaids. Jaron Woresky, son of the groom, and A.J. Johnson, nephew of the bride, were junior groomsmen.

Kayla Barnes, niece of the groom, and Daysia Brown, daughter of the bride, were flower girls. Devin Brown, son of the bride, was ringbearer.

Carol Smith, godmother of the bride, directed the wedding, assisted by Daytonia Barnes. Presiding at the register was Kenise Jones, friend of the couple. Daytona Barnes, sister-in-law of the groom, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Leamon Parks, friend of the couple, pianist; Orlando Jones, Kim Harvell and Jeremy Alston, friends of the couple, vocalists; and Deacon Larry Newsome, friend of the couple, sound technician.

Following the ceremony, the couple’s parents held a reception at the church reception hall. Carolyn Williams, Judy Watkins and Annie Holt assisted.

After a wedding trip to Wrightville Beach and Wilmington, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a surprise bridal shower July 6 at Ryan’s Steakhouse hosted by Tomeshia Barnes and Latrice DeVaughn and a bridal brunch June 23 at the home of the bride’s parents hosted by Tauyna Sheppard.

The couple’s parents held a rehearsal dinner July 13 at the church reception hall.

Gardner-Hollowell

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Mrs. Gardner

PIKEVILLE — Cathy Joie Hollowell of Pikeville and Joey Edward Gardner exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 14 at 11 a.m. by the pool at the home of the groom, with the Rev Tim Sharp officiating.

The bride is the daughter of the late Milford Edgar Hollowell and Bobbie Lee Hester Patterson and the granddaughter of the late Herman Milford and Sallie Sutton Hollowell and the late Luby and Hettie Virginia Hayes Hester.

She is a 1976 graduate of Southern Wayne High School and a 1987 graduate of Wayne Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in accounting and business administration. She is employed as an enforcement agent II at the Wayne County Department of Social Services.

The groom is the son of James “Hoss” Edward and Dorothy Mae Thorn Gardner of Pikeville and the grandson of the late Theodore and Nina Pate Gardner and the late Aaron A. and Rosie Mae Wise Thorn of Sampson, Ala.

He graduated from Charles B. Aycock High School in 1976. He is employed as a truck driver at Kraft Nabisco Foods.

The bride was given in marriage by her son, Leslie Pearce, and daughter, Ashlee Pearce.

She wore a green and white sundress.

She carried a bouquet of white roses tied with love knots.

Special helpers were Dorothy, Sherry, Natalie Gardner, Tammy Hill, Ashlee Pearce and Joyce Craft.

Following the ceremony, a poolside reception was held.

The couple will take a wedding trip to the Biltmore House, zoo and mountains in October. They reside in Pikeville.

Lancaster-Ricks

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Mrs. Lancaster

BEULAVILLE — Emily Lauren Ricks and James Warren Lancaster exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 28 at 2 p.m. at Mike’s Farm, with the Rev. H. Dennis Draper officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Norman Ricks III of Mount Olive and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Norman Ricks Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. George Rudolph Potts of Mount Olive.

She is a graduate of Mount Olive College with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and computer information systems. She is employed as a relationship banker at BB&T of Pikeville.

The groom is the son of Brenda Keen Lancaster and the late James Wayne Lancaster of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Eugene Lancaster of Pikeville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Cooper Bert Keen of Mount Olive.

He is a graduate of Wayne Community College. He is employed as an air conditioning and refrigeration technician at Johnson Controls of Raleigh.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore an ivory strapless gown accented with a champagne sash tied at the waist. It flowed into a sweep train.

Her headpiece was a comb of pearls and a fingertip veil.

The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of ivory roses.

Jennifer Ricks Merritt of Mount Olive was her sister’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Ingrid Lancaster Maciulis of Holly Springs, sister of the groom, and Chancey Price Thompson of Seven Springs, friend of the bride.

Christian Thomas Maciulis of Holly Springs, nephew of the groom, was best man.

Groomsmen were Kestas Maciulis of Holly Springs, brother-in-law of the groom; Geoffrey Wayland Merritt of Mount Olive, brother-in-law of the bride; and George Rudolph Potts Jr. of Mount Olive, uncle of the bride.

Hunter Ricks Merritt of Mount Olive, nephew of the bride, was ringbearer.

Scottie Toler Bryan directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Diane Bishop Joyner. Debbie Keen Daniels distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Brandi Mohiser Worth and Josephine Holding Ricks, vocalists; Paige Vickory Barwick, violinist; and Dr. Marilyn Wienand, harpist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception.

The couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower July 15 at First United Methodist Church hosted by friends of the bride; a bridesmaids’ luncheon July 14 hosted by Jennifer Merritt and Donna Ricks; a dinner party July 7 at Southern Belle Restaurant hosted by family of the bride; a surprise bridal shower June 27 at BB&T in Fremont hosted by co-workers of the bride; a bridal shower June 24 at Eureka Christian Church hosted by the Keen family; a brunch June 23 at Murphy’s Place hosted by friends of the bride; and a luncheon June 16 at Goldsboro Country Club hosted by friends of the bride.

The groom’s mother held an after-rehearsal dinner at the Country Squire in Warsaw.

Lee-Eloshway

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Mrs. Lee

FAISON — Lyndsey Kathryn Eloshway and Craig Justin Lee exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 28 at 5 p.m. at Goldsboro First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Greg Day and the Rev. Ryan Rasmussen officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Eloshway of Faison and the granddaughter of Dollie S. Kornegay and the late Morris Kornegay of Faison and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Eloshway of Goldsboro.

She is a 2002 graduate of North Duplin High School and a 2005 graduate of Campbell University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is employed as a special education teacher at Clayton High School.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fred Lee of Clayton and the grandson of Shirley J. Carroll, the late James J. Carroll and the late Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt Lee of Clayton.

He is a 2002 graduate of Clayton High School and attends Wake Technical Community College. He will attend North Carolina State University for a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He is employed with T.R. Lee’s Inc. of Clayton.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a light ivory gown with a halter neckline of duipioni silk. The bodice was fitted and opened to a chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a birdcage veil adorned with pearls.

The bride carried a bouquet of calla lilies, pearl white roses and stephanotis hand-tied with a satin ribbon adorned with pearls.

Katlyn Eloshway was her sister’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Krystal Kornegay and Courtneay Kornegay, cousins of the bride, and Olivia Lewis, Stephanie Rivenbark and Meghan Brewer, friends of the bride.

Charles Lee was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Chris Lee and Chad Lee, brothers of the groom; Kevin Lee, cousin of the groom; and Jonathan Blowe and Jay Harrell, friends of the groom.

Savannah Lee, niece of the groom, was flower girl. Hayden Lee, friend of the bride, was ringbeaer.

Cindy Bell directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Kornegay. Abbie Ivey and Carrie Wilkerson distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Jeremy Thompson, organist; Greta Gallo, vocalist; and Krista Calla, violinist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Walnut Creek Country Club. Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Byrd and Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Edwards greeted guests. Terri Cangelosi served the wedding cake. Caroline Comyn attended the gift table.

After a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico, the couple reside in Clayton.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ brunch July 28 at Walnut Creek Country Club hosted by Dollie Kornegay and Penny Kornegay during which time the bride chose to present gifts to her attendants; a morning at the spa July 27 hosted by Katlyn Eloshway; a Christmas shower July 15 at a Change of Venue hosted by Kim Lee; a groomsmen’s round of golf June 30 at Riverwood Country Club during which time the groom chose to present gifts to his attendants; a bachelorette weekend June 23 at Topsail Beach hosted by the bridesmaids; a miscellaneous bridal shower June 3 hosted by ladies of Bear Marsh Baptist Church; a kitchen shower brunch June 2 at Abigail’s hosted by Pam and Meghan Brewer and Cindy and Abbie Ivey; a miscellaneous bridal shower May 31 hosted by the Lee family; a tool party May 31 hosted by Chris and Chad Lee; a bridal luncheon May 20 at the Country Squire hosted by Peggy Cates, Gayle Joyner, Peggy Mangum, Linda Smith and Ann Taylor; and an engagement party April 21 at Southern Wayne Country Club hosted by friends; and a bridal luncheon April 7 at the Country Squire hosted by Evelyn Corbett, Lillian Butler and Thelma Allen.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner July 27 at Walnut Creek Country Club.

Payne-Young

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Mrs. Payne

Tara Denise Young of Goldsboro and Christopher Dale Payne exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony May 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Wayne County Courthouse, with the magistrate officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Michael Anthony Hale and Elizabeth Marcel Hale of Goldsboro and Robert Michael Young and Mari Young of Auburn, Mass., and the granddaughter of Martha Mae Tillman of Pikeville.

The groom is the son of David and Marie Payne of Shreveport, La.

Pierce-Hime

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Mrs. Pierce

Lucinda Faye Hime of Sumter, S.C., and Capt. Benjamin Thomas Pierce of Sumter exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 23 at 2 p.m. at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Chapel, with Father Thomas Norris officiating.

The bride is the daughter of William Michael Kaglic of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of William Kaglic and Nora Kaglic of Goldsboro and Ray Hime and the late Lorrena Greer of Orlando, Fla.

She is a 1998 graduate of Eastern Wayne High School and a 2004 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in psychology and political science. She is employed as a bank manager at Bank of America.

The groom is the son of Joseph and Sharon Pierce of Louisburg and the grandson of Virginia Pierce and the late Edward Pierce of Sylvania, Ohio, and Donald Schimmel and the late Jane O’Conner Schimmel of Hedgesville, W.Va.

He is a 1998 graduate of Eastern Wayne High School and a 2002 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He is serving in the Air Force, stationed in Sumter.

The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father.

She wore a formal white strapless satin gown with a beaded chiffon split-front overlay and metallic embroidery beadwork including pearls and crystals. The skirt featured a chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a fingertip-length single-layer veil with scattered pearls, crystals and beads, finished with a crystal and rhinestone tiara.

The bride carried a clutch bouquet of red roses with pearl pins.

Beth Grable-Linares was her friend’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Kelsey Martin, cousin of the bride, and Alisha Hime, sister of the bride.

Stephen Pierce was his brother’s best man.

Groomsmen were William Hime, brother of the bride; Harry Lafnear, brother-in-law of the groom; and Travis Kornairehns, friend of the groom.

Angelique Cashwell, daughter of the bride, was flower girl. T.J. Kaglic, cousin of the bride, was ringbearer.

Sharon Cosma directed the wedding.

Readers were Thomas Schimmel, uncle of the groom; Col. Jimmy Hull, former teacher of the couple; and Diane Longo, aunt of the groom.

A program of wedding music was provided by Debby Schimmel, pianist, and Vicky Ellis, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, the couple held a reception at Seymour Johnson AFB Officers’ Club’s ballroom.

After a wedding trip to Carolina Beach, the couple reside in Sumter.

Events held before the wedding included a bachelor party at the home of the groom’s parents hosted by the groom’s brother, Stephen Pierce; a bachelorette party in Columbia, S.C., hosted by friends of the bride; and a wedding shower at the home of the bride’s father hosted by Beth Grable-Linares, the groom’s mother and Sharon Cosma, aunt of the bride.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at Seymour Johnson AFB Officer’s Club’s terrace room.

Smythe-Brady

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Mrs. Smythe

FLORIDA — Justin, Matthew and Travis Mitchell announce the marriage of their mother, Cyndi Lane Brady, formerly of Goldsboro, to Dr. Erik C. Smythe of Florida, July 22 at sunset.

Thornton-Westbrook

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Mrs. Thornton

BENTONVILLE — Emily Bass Westbrook and Loren Keith Thornton exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 16 at 6 p.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Richard Lewis officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Timothy A. and Debra Bass Westbrook of Four Oaks and the granddaughter of Nellie Thornton Westbrook and the late James Worth Westbrook Sr. of Four Oaks and Estaline Tew and the late Etheridge Waylon Bass of Clinton.

She is a graduate of South Johnston High School and Campbell University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is pursuing a master’s degree in school counseling at Campbell University. She is employed as a school counselor at Four Oaks Elementary School with Johnston County Schools.

The groom is the son of Keith Thornton and Lark Tart Thornton of Newton Grove and the grandson of the late George Thornton and Nellie Thornton of Four Oaks and Charles Hooper and Shirley Warren Tart of Newton Grove.

He graduated from Hobbton High School and North Carolina State University with a degree in agriculture management with a minor in economics. He is self-employed as a farmer.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a wedding gown of ivory Dupioni silk with a strapless sweetheart neckline, a ruched bodice and an asymmetrical skirt that flowed into a chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a fingertip veil with an illusion edge and blusher. She also wore white roses and feathers in her hair.

The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of calla lilies with ivory ribbon.

Jenny Anne Westbrook was her sister’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Cherish and Candice Tart of Newton Grove, Annah Schwartz and Audrey Westbrook of Four Oaks, Sarah Schwartz of Rosewood and Olivia Lewis of Wilmington.

Keith Thornton was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Chance and Ariel Thornton and Tripp Tart of Newton Grove, Marshall Thornton of Bentonville, Charlie Warren of Greenville and Daryll Warren of Dunn.

Cecilia Gregory of Lillington directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Brian and Paula Hunter of Raleigh.

A program of wedding music was provided by Anna Lee Crumpton, harpist; Annette Carroll of Raleigh, pianist; and Steven Langston and Natalie Tart of Newton Grove, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, a backyard reception was held at the home of Worth and Kay Westbrook of Bentonville. A five-tiered wedding cake was served.

After a wedding trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the couple reside in Newton Grove.

Events held before the wedding included a bachelor’s breakfast June 16 hosted by Glenn Tart, uncle of the groom; a postnuptial dinner at a local restaurant hosted by the Bass family; a bachelor weekend in Greenville hosted by the groomsmen; a bachelorette weekend in Wrightsville Beach hosted by the bridesmaids; a bridesmaids’ luncheon hosted by the bride’s aunt and grandmother; a tool shower at the home of the groom’s uncle; a a lingerie shower hosted by family and friends of the bride; a Tew linen shower hosted by family and friends of the bride; a floating shower at Ebenezer hosted by family and friends of the bride; a Christmas shower at the home of the groom’s aunt hosted by family and friends of the groom; a floating shower at the home of Shirley Tart; a Thornton bridal brunch; and an engagement party at Johnston County Country Club hosted by family and friends.

A rehearsal dinner was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Thornton.

Tyndall-Cotton

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Mrs. Tyndall

ROCKY MOUNT — Carrie Rebecca Cotton and Bobby Ray Tyndall Jr. exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 30 at 4 p.m. at Lakeside Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gaylord Lehman officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Wayne L. and Brenda B. Cotton of Rocky Mount.

The groom is the son of Edna W. Tyndall and the late Bobby Ray Tyndall Sr. of Goldsboro.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

Catherine C. Jordan of Rocky Mount was her sister’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Jackie Farmer of Rocky Mount, Jessica Nelson of Elm City and Sharon Bannon of Goldsboro.

Jared L. Cargill of Apex was his friend’s best man.

Groomsmen were Dwight Hudson and Ronnie Carter of Goldsboro and Dale Jordan of Rocky Mount.

Chrislyn Moss of Elm City was flower girl. Dalton Jordan of Rocky Mount was ringbearer.

Presiding at the register were Kimberly Carter and Taylor Tyndall of Goldsboro.

Kristi Bryant of New Bern read a poem written by the bride.

A program of wedding music was provided by Artie Davis of Newton Grove, vocalist, and Lawrence Goering of Rocky Mount, organist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Lakeside Baptist Church.

Events held before the wedding included a wedding shower May 19 at Lakeside Baptist Church.

Wilkinson-Cooke

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Mrs. Wilkinson

MOUNT OLIVE — Marianne Allene Cooke of Dudley and James Harold Wilkinson of Seven Springs exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 2 at 3 p.m. at Friendly Holiness Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Brian Rogers and the Rev. Marvin Bryant officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Roger W. and Nancy L. Cooke of Mount Olive and the granddaughter of Bill and Joyce Cooke of Goldsboro and the late Earnest M. Lupton and Mary Namoi Lupton of Dudley.

She is a 2005 graduate of Wayne Community College with an Associate in Applied Science in human service technology and a 2007 graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Social Work degree. She is employed at McCall’s Barbecue and Seafood.

The groom is the son of Allen R. and Yvette J. Wilkinson of Sumter, S.C., and the grandson of Ken and Jane Wilkinson of Rocky Mount, Bob and Cheryl Trahan of Coventry, R.I., and Woodrow and Ruthie Bryd of Sumter.

He is employed as a service coordinator at Jackson and Sons Heating and Air Conditioning.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

Ashley Smith of Greenville was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Melissa Farmer of New Bern, Miranda McLawhorn of Greenville and Anna Starling of Wilson.

Alan McCall of Greenville and Mike Medus of Raleigh were best men.

Groomsmen were Stephen Wilkinson and Chris Wilkinson of Sumter, brothers of the groom.

Willie Cooke of Mount Olive, brother of the bride, was the usher.

Charlee and Haylee Thomas were flower girls. Ricardo Thomas was ringbearer.

Terri Wolfe directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Keli Artis and Myra Boren.

Special helpers were Judy Hughes, Mabel Best, Kelly Doss, Deb Arche, Lauren Sasser, Amanda Price, Peggy Person, Jennifer Coor and Cherly Wilson.

A program of wedding music was provided by Ashley Hartley, vocalist.

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

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

A rehearsal dinner was held in the church fellowship hall.

Ballance-Rose

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Mrs. Ballance

Peggy A. Rose of Goldsboro and Jerry L. Ballance exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 13 at 8 p.m. at Unity Fellowship Church, with the Rev. Kelvin Gurley officiating.

The bride is the daughter of the late Augusta Wayne Gardner Jr. of Raeford and Geraldine Burns Gardner of Goldsboro.

She is employed as a registered nurse at Wayne Memorial Hospital and a clinical education nurse consultant for Bard Access Systems Inc.

The groom is the son of Estelle Head and the late Laster G. Ballance of Goldsboro.

He is employed at Goldsboro Tire.

Following the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Gipson held a reception.

The couple reside in Rosewood.

Capps-Carter

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Mrs. Capps

Amy Nichole Carter and Timothy James Capps of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 30 at 2 p.m. at Providence United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jesse Jackson officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Douglas Luther and Brenda Star Carter of Dudley and the granddaughter of Virset Carter, the late Luther Carter, Victor “Bill” Gray and the late Callie Jane Pipkin of Goldsboro.

She graduated from Southern Wayne High School. She is employed as an accounting team leader at Park Design.

The groom is the son of Ruben and Louise Chase of Dudley and the grandson of the late William “Bill” and Leona Capps and the late Reese and Eloise Mozingo of Goldsboro.

He graduated from Southern Wayne High School. He is employed at TALoving.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a strapless satin-sweetheart bodice with a full A-line skirt lace with hand-beaded appliqués and pearls. It had a jacket cathedral train with a split-front with hand beaded appliqués and pearls. She also wore a pearl necklace and earrings given to her by her mother.

Her headpiece was a traditional crown with jewels and pearls attached to a two-tiered fingertip-length veil with beads and pearls.

The bride carried a bouquet of calla lilies and day lilies accented with various spring flowers tied in lavender ribbon with love knots.

Michelle King of Waldorf, Md., was matron of honor.

Jerry Wayne Hamilton was best man.

Ushers were Richard Carter, brother of the bride, and Kevin Capps, brother of the groom.

Brookelyn Page King was flower girl. Austin Chase was ringbearer.

Darlene Stafford directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Kira Pipkin. Jenny Capps distributed programs.

Special helpers were Joy Ingram and Bradley and Brittani King.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Holiday Inn Express. Carolyn White of Charlotte, aunt of the bride, served the wedding cake. Nikki Burroughs and Shari Thomas, friend and co-worker of the bride, served refreshments.

After a wedding trip to the Outer Banks, the couple reside in Grantham.

Events held before the wedding included a miscellaneous shower June 16 at the home of Lyndsay Hanson; a dinner party June 7 at the Steak Barn hosted by the accounting department; a lingerie shower June 1 at the home of the bride’s aunt hosted by Darlene Stafford and Michelle King; a lawn and garden pig picking May 12 at the home of the groom’s aunt hosted by Frances Mozingo and Theresa Summerlin; a miscellaneous shower May 10 at Park Design hosted by the accounting department; and a miscellaneous shower April 21 at the home of the bride’s aunt hosted by Nancy Dawson and Carolyn White.

A rehearsal dinner was held at the church.

Cashwell-Jones

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Mrs. Cashwell

Donna Lynn Jones and William G. Cashwell Jr. exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 30 at 2 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, with Pastor Johnny R. Strickland officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Edgar Lee and Linda Lou Walker of Hampstead.

She is a graduate of Southern Wayne High School and Wayne Community College with a degree in accounting. She is employed with Eastern Aluminum Supply Inc.

The groom is the son of the late William G. Cashwell Sr. and Martha Carol Cashwell of Mount Olive.

He graduated from Southern Wayne High School. He is self-employed with Cashwell Farms.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her family.

She wore an ivory organza tea-length dress with metallic embroidery and a ribbon accent at the waist.

Her headpiece was a double-tiered elbow-length ivory tulle veil.

The bride carried a clutch-style bouquet of peach Oceania roses accented with garden greenery bound by an ivory band.

Heather Lee Jones was her mother’s maid of honor.

Elizabeth Price, friend of the couple, was the bridesmaid.

Ben Kenneth Cashwell was his brother’s best man.

Charlie Anderson, friend of the couple, was the groomsman.

Ushers were Ray Walker Jr., Allen Walker and Drew Walker, cousins of the bride.

Bethany Cashwell, niece of the groom, was flower girl. Brandon Cashwell, nephew of the groom, was ringbearer.

Mary Eleanor Overman, aunt of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Ann Cashwell, sister-in-law of the groom, and Allen Walker, cousin of the bride. Drew Walker, cousin of the bride, distributed scrolls.

A program of wedding music was provided by Ila Strickland, pianist, and Keith Waller, sound technician.

Following the ceremony, family and friends held a reception in the church fellowship hall. Ray and Kathy Price, friends of the couple, greeted guests. Dawn Seagroves, cousin of the bride, served the wedding cake. Pam Swinson, cousin of the bride, poured punch. Ronnie and Peggy Warrick, friends of the couple, were coordinators.

After a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., the couple reside in Mount Olive.

Events held before the wedding included a cookout June 23 hosted by Joseph and Shannon Arnette and Ray Walker Jr.; a dinner June 2 at the Steak Barn hosted by Dennis and Cathy Waller and family; a surprise miscellaneous shower May 29 at Eastern Aluminum Supply hosted by co-workers of the bride; and a cookout May 12 at the home of Kenneth and Ann Cashwell hosted by the Cashwells.

The groom’s mother held a rehearsal dinner June 29 at Southern Belle Restaurant.

Crabtree-Snow

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Mrs. Crabtree

ROXBORO — Cheri Dawn Snow of Goldsboro and Richard Jamison Crabtree of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 21 at 4:30 p.m. at Theresa Baptist Church, with the Rev. Harry Brown officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Richard Burton and Beverly Salmon Snow of Roxboro and the granddaughter of Clarence Edward and Panthea Snow of Durham and Pauline Salmon and the late Walter Buddy Salmon of Roxboro.

She is a graduate of Lees-McRae College. She is a member of Carolina Dance Masters, National Dance Association and Heritage Dance Foundation. She is employed as a dance instructor at A Step of Class.

The groom is the son of Richard Dale Crabtree of Kennesaw, Ga., and Gaynel Lanier Parrish of Durham and the grandson of the late Richard Rainy Crabtree, Francis Crabtree and Eva Love Crabtree of Roxboro and the late Aurthur Lanier and Elizabeth Lanier of Warsaw.

He attended business school in Charlotte. He is employed as a service technician at Total Air Concepts.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a a strapless full gown with a long train. The bodice was princess-cut with detailed beading. The train was accented with beading in the center between two folds. The beading trimmed the bottom of the gown.

Her headpiece was a rhinestone and pearl tiara with a single-layered veil.

The bride carried a bouquet of a vareity of purple flowers with two white open lilies.

Crystal Snow was her sister’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Dana Anderson, Dawn Anderson, Najshula Hall and Katherine-Anne Strickland.

Drew Stancil was best man.

Groomsmen were Jeff Brown, Brian Good, Chris Mazzucca and Tre Stancil.

Victoria Wright was flower girl. Griffin Barden and Cody Fuller were ringbearers.

Carla Cox, aunt of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs was Jennifer Strickland.

A program of wedding music was provided by Joseph Soloman.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Homestead Festival House.

After a wedding trip to Disney World, Fla., the couple reside in Clayton.

Events held before the wedding included a shower in June in Roxboro hosted by Pauline Salmon and a shower in May at A Step of Class hosted by Tammy Evans.

A rehearsal dinner was held at Chub Lake Country Club of Roxboro.

Hixson-Pate

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Mrs. Hixson

Mary-Kathryn Pate of Raleigh and Todd Warren Hixson exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 21 at 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church, with Dr. Glenn Franklin Phillips officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jason Thomas Pate Jr. of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Doris Jones Pate and the late Jason Thomas Pate Sr. of Goldsboro and Alma Craddock and the late Theron Joseph Edwards of Princeton.

She is a 2004 cum laude graduate of Meredith College with a Bachelor of Science degree in family and consumer sciences and secondary education and attends graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a master’s degree in early childhood intervention and family support. She is employed as an early childhood education teacher at Needham B. Broughton High School of Raleigh.

The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Mark Eugene Hixson of Raleigh and the grandson of the late Clark Eugene Hixson Jr. and Christine Thompson Hixson of Henderson and Yancey William and Leona Knowles Warren of Reidsville.

He attended the University of Mississippi. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications. He is employed as a training adviser at Global Knowledge of Cary.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore an ivory strapless mermaid-style gown of duchess satin adorned with an overlay of French lace appliqués trimmed with pearls and crystals. The skirt had a semi-cathedral train.

Kelly Sue Dixon was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Mary Robinson Green, Sarah Campbell Mitchell and Jennifer Beatty Pinkard of Raleigh, Melanie Nicole Gurley of Goldsboro, Malone Elizabeth Wade of Charlotte and Anna Deal Waddle of Lincolnton.

Mark Eugene Hixson was best man.

Groomsmen were John Wilson Freeze, Samuel Robbins Smith and Brian Summerfield Vick of Raleigh; William Jeremey Hedrick of Missoula, Mont.; Kristopher Kerr Hixson of Raleigh, brother of the groom; and Jason Thomas Pate, III of Goldsboro, brother of the bride.

Elsie Raper Hooks directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Lindsey Michelle Graham of Chapel Hill. Heather Coleman Smith and Mandy Brown Vick of Raleigh distributed programs.

William Norwood Mitchell of Raleigh was the crucifer. Erica Whittig Spain of Raleigh was the Scripture reader.

A program of wedding music was provided by David E. Parsons, vocalist, and William B. Hayes, organist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Goldsboro Country Club. Sandra and Roland Gurley greeted guests. Linda and Glenn Chitty and Martha and Jimmy Bryan said good-byes. Nan Alexander was the director.

After a wedding trip to Mayan Riviera, the couple reside in Raleigh.

Events held before the wedding included a wedding day barbecue July 21 at Hampton Inn hosted by Diane Bell and Bennett Jones; a wedding day luncheon July 21 at the home of Jason Pate hosted by Kelly Dixon, Sandra Gurley and Pate; a bachelorette weekend June 29 through July 1 in Oak Island hosted by the bridesmaids; a bridesmaids’ luncheon June 23 at Goldsboro Country Club hosted by Susan Daughtry, Barbara Eason, Alma Edwards and Peggy Edwards; a barbecue dinner and dance June 22 at Lane Tree Country Club hosted by friends of the bride; a summer supper shower June 9 at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Grover Smith of Raleigh hosted by friends of the groom; a bachelor weekend May 18 through 20 in Charleston, S.C., hosted by friends of the groom; a bridal shower and luncheon April 28 at the home of Donna Fork of Raleigh hosted by Ms. Fork, Jerianne Lackey and Erica Spain; a bridal shower and tea April 15 at First Baptist Church’s Mary Crawford Norwood parlor hosted by the church; and an engagement dinner party Feb. 17 at the home of Anne and John Mitchell of Raleigh hosted by the Mitchells.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at Goldsboro Country Club.

Rouse-Stocks

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Mrs. Rouse

Lauren Elizabeth Stocks and Brandon Thomas Rouse exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 21 at 2 p.m. at Faith Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dann Patrick and the Rev. Christian Powell officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Jeffery Gaines and Della Ausbon Stocks of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Thomas and Pauline Stocks of Alabama and Lydia White and the late Landon Ausbon of Mississippi.

She is a 2004 graduate of Faith Christian Academy and attends Southeastern Free Will Baptist College for a degree in elementary education with a minor in music.

The groom is the son of Thomas Walter and Janice Herring Rouse of Goldsboro and the grandson of Shirley Rouse and the late J.B. Rouse of LaGrange and Edna Herring and the late Robert Herring of Kenansville.

He is a 2000 graduate of Faith Christian Academy and a 2004 graduate of Pensacola Christian College with a degree in Bible and a minor in broadcasting. He is self-employed.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal white sleeveless gown of silk taffeta with a dropped waist bodice of Venise lace embellished with pearls and sequins. It had pearls and lace appliqués on the front of the skirt and scalloped hemline with pearls and lace scallops across the neckline. It featured lace and pearl insets across the front, sides and down the back of the cathedral train.

Her headpiece was a single-layer elbow-length veil with pearl embellishments and a band of pearls and rhinestones. She also wore a strand of pearls given to her by the groom’s aunt.

The bride carried a cascading bouquet of white, orange and red roses, orange and red Gerber daisies, orange calla lilies and orange day lilies with pearl pins.

Cassie Riggs of Durham was her friend’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Blaire Sloan, Amber Mann, Sarah Marcum, Kasey Lundquist and Elizabeth Mooring of Goldsboro, friends of the bride, and Melissa Haas of Goldsboro, sister of the groom.

Thomas Walter Rouse was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Taylor Stocks, brother of the bride; Jonathan Haas, brother-in-law of the groom; and Clifton Griffin, Justin Smith, Jason Patel and Robert Winders of Goldsboro, friends of the groom.

Hanna Stocks of Goldsboro, sister of the bride, was the junior maid of honor.

Alana Bailey, friend of the bride, was flower girl. Will Caudle, friend of the bride, was ringbearer.

Sue Floars directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Maggie Spencer. April Baines distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Susan Denton, pianist; Kevin Denton, Sandra Daw, Amber Mann, Taylor Stocks and Thomas Rouse, vocalists; and Micah Conlon, guitarist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church fellowship hall. Patsy Howard was coordinator. Alana Bailey and Will Caudle distributed bubbles. Eddie and Ruth Smith greeted guests. Peggy Sloan and O’Linda Hamilton, friends of the bride, served the wedding cake. Melony Brown, aunt of the groom, and Lisa Cordell, friend of the bride, served the groom’s cake. Brenda Patrick and Joyce Corbett, friends of the couple, poured punch. Peggy Cozine and Andrea Holloman, friends of the bride, served at the chocolate fountain.

After a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple reside in LaGrange.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal brunch July 20 at the home of Joyce Corbett hosted by friends; a lingerie shower June 9 hosted by Cassie Riggs; a shower June 4 hosted by ladies of Faith Church; and a handyman/pantry shower May 26 hosted by the aunt and uncle of the groom.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner July 20 at Faith Free Will Baptist Church.

Wiggins-Head

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Mrs. Wiggins

APEX — Tammy Michele Head and David Almon Wiggins of Calypso exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony May 12 at 12:30 p.m. at Raleigh North Carolina LDS Temple.

The bride is the daughter of Tony Ray Head and Catherine Stith Head of Pikeville and the granddaughter of Betty U. Head and the late Rudolph Head of Pikeville and Evelyn Stith and the late Billy D. Stith of Goldsboro.

The groom is the son of Stephen Henry Price Wiggins of Mount Olive and Connie Turner Wiggins of Calypso and the grandson of Lathan Wiggins and Pauline Wiggins of Mount Olive and Lucille Koszulinski and the late Jan Koszulinski, the late Limon W. Turner of Calypso and Mary Andrews Turner of Grey Court, S.C.

Lewis-Smeltzer

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Mrs. Lewis

Glena Ja’net Smeltzer and Paul Spencer Lewis exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 14 at 5 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Gene Carpenter, the Rev. George Stenhouse and the Rev. Ray D. Smeltzer Jr., father of the bride, officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Ray David Smeltzer Jr. and Frankie Diane Smeltzer of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Barbara Smeltzer Dobbins, the late Ray David Smeltzer Sr., Dorothy P. Sutton and the late William F. Sutton of Goldsboro.

The groom is the son of John Dortch Lewis Jr. and Jenny Bridgers Lewis of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late John Dortch Lewis Sr., Carolyn Stenhouse Lewis and Delmus and Jean Bridgers of Goldsboro.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a satin A-line dress with a split-front overskirt with embroidery and a chapel train.

Her headpiece was a crystal and rhinestone tiara with a short two-tier veil with scattered rhinestones.

The bride carried a bouquet of white calla lilies.

Diana Rae Smeltzer was her sister’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Caroline Lewis, Stephanie Lewis, Amber Lynch, Renn McMurray, Stephanie Whitaker and Beth Willis.

John Dortch Lewis Jr. was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Parker Bell, Joey Enriquez, Troy Haithcock, Jeff Horton, Dortch Lewis, Gaston Lewis, David Smeltzer and David Wallace.

Peyton Grace Whitaker was flower girl.

Isabella Rae Smeltzer and Emma Grace Lewis, daughters of the couple, were miniature brides.

Presiding at the register was Stephanie Howell. Susie Davis and Landon Sutton distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Jason Braswell, vocalist, and Bill Hayes, organist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at the church.

After a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Friends and family of the groom will hold a wedding celebration Aug. 18 at Goldsboro Country Club.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal brunch July 14 at the home of John and Jenny Lewis hosted by Mrs. Lewis and a wedding shower June 24 at the Steak Barn hosted by the bride’s mother.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at Walnut Creek Country Club.

Mansfield-Harris

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Mrs. Mansfield

Susan Rebecca Harris of Greenville and Thomas Scott Mansfield exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 14 at 5 p.m. at the First Pentecostal Holiness Church, with Pastor Jimmy Whitfield officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Charlie David and Sue Ann Harris of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Evelyn Harris and the late Charlie Harris of Kinston and the late Parrott and Doris Suggs of LaGrange.

She is a 2003 graduate of Eastern Wayne High School and attends East Carolina University for a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and a concentration in reading. She is employed as a sales associate at Kirkland’s of Greenville.

The groom is the son of Thomas J. and Tana D. Mansfield of Grifton and the grandson of Oscar and Dixie Mansfield of Norfolk, Va., Vann Dunn, Billy Dunn and Bobbie Dunn of Kinston and Lou Tripp and Dennis Tripp of Greenville.

He is a 2002 graduate of Bethel Christian Academy and a 2006 graduate of East Carolina University with a BSBA degree in finance. He is employed as a financial services officer at the State Employee’s Credit Union of Williamston.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal gown of white satin with a halter neckline. The bodice and A-line skirt were adorned with beaded lace appliqués and a lace-up corset back. A seafoam sash enhanced the waistline and continued down the semi-cathedral train.

Her headpiece was a tiara of rhinestones and Swarovski crystals that ended in a two-tiered veil of silk illusion trimmed with pearls and sequins.

The bride carried a clutch bouquet of white lilies, roses and hydrangeas.

Jamie Harris was her sister-in-law’s matron of honor, while Stephanie Kesling, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Blaire Cooke, friend of couple; Leeanna Phillips, sister of the groom; and Victoria Presley, cousin of the bride.

Corey Mansfield, brother of the groom, and Thomas Mansfield, father of the groom, were best men.

Groomsmen were Mark Harris, brother of the bride; Nathaniel Phillips, brother-in-law of the groom; and John Hinson, friend of couple.

Sarah Phillips, niece of the groom, was flower girl. Ted Suggs, cousin of the bride, was ringbearer.

Olia Lee Sugg directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Christel Hamilton. Luke Suggs and Kelly Suggs distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Carolyn Castania, pianist, and Kathy Barker, vocalist.

Following ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Walnut Creek Country Club.

After a wedding trip to the Grand Caymen Islands and Cozumel, Mexico, the couple reside in Greenville.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower June 23 hosted by the bride’s family; a bridal shower May 20 hosted by the groom’s family; bachelorette weekend April 28 in Wilmington hosted by Jamie Harris and Blaire Cooke; a bachelor weekend April 28 in Raleigh hosted by Corey Mansfield; and a lingerie shower April 14 hosted by Blaire Cooke and Tana Mansfield.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner July 13 at the First Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Rouse-Rouse

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Mrs. Rouse

LAGRANGE — Mindy Lauren Rouse and James “Jamie” Carey Rouse of Seven Springs exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 16 at 4 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jimmy Mercer and the Rev. James Williams officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Gordon Wayne and Deborah Killette Rouse of LaGrange and the granddaughter of Evelyne Harper and the late Gordon “Monk” Earl Rouse and Wayne and Shirley Wade Killette of LaGrange.

She is a 2006 graduate of Pitt Community College’s occupational therapy assistant program. She is employed with Genesis Rehab as a certified occupational therapy assistant at The Pines.

The groom is the son of Glenwood Carey Rouse of Seven Springs and Patricia Dunn Rouse of LaGrange and the grandson of the late Herman Carey and Annie Leigh Barwick Rouse of Seven Springs and Nell Rae of Goldsboro and the late J.D. Kennedy of Beulaville.

He is a graduate of Wayne Community College with an associate degree in agriculture. He is self-employed at Carey Family Farms Inc.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white strapless satin gown with a split front overlay. Hand-beaded appliqués adorned the bodice. The A-line skirt closed into a cathedral-length train adorned with appliqués and embroidery.

Her headpiece was a two-tiered veil adorned with rhinestones.

The bride carried a bouquet of hot pink intuition roses with baby’s breath handtied with a satin ribbon.

Diana Soles was her friend’s matron of honor, while Stacey Sullivan, friend of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Melissa Rouse, sister of the groom; Jaime Wiggins, Tara Heath and Kayla Hill, cousins of the bride; Michelle Duff-cousin of the groom; and Tina Hamilton, friend of the bride.

Glen Rouse was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Jordan Rouse, brother of the bride; Garrett Hill and Joey Price, cousins of the bride; Greg Rouse, cousin of the couple; and Jason Britt and Jeremy Price, friends of the groom.

Callie Hodges, cousin of the groom, was flower girl. Wyat Hamilton, friend of the bride, was ringbearer.

Allyson Price directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Dawn Wiggins. Meredith Dail and Trent Wade distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Andrea Malpass, pianist, and Jeff Killette, Jordan Rouse and Jaime Wiggins, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception in the church fellowship hall. Linda Price served the wedding cake.

After a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., the couple reside in Seven Springs.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ luncheon June 9 at the Broken Eagle hosted by Shirley Killette, Joy Hill, Lisa Killette, Bonnie Dail and Terri Pridgen; a guys’ night out June 2 in Greenville hosted by Jason Britt and Jeremy Price; a lingerie shower June 2 at the home of Diana Soles hosted by Ms. Soles and Stacey Sullivan; a miscellaneous bridal shower May 27 at Daly’s Chapel Church fellowship hall hosted by friends and family; a pantry shower May 24 hosted by Tara Heath and Jaime Wiggins; a tool/handyman shower and dinner May 12 at Daly’s Chapel Church fellowship hall hosted by Pete and Marilyn Wiggins, Larry and Iris Rouse, Charlotte Rouse, Glen Rouse and Sandy Rutledge; a gift card shower and pig picking May 6 at hosted by Adults for Christ Sunday school class at Bethel United Methodist Church; a miscellaneous bridal shower May 5 at the home of the groom’s mother hosted by the groom’s mother, Melissa Rouse, Michelle Duff, Karen Kennedy, Meresa Mercer and Nell Kennedy; a miscellaneous bridal shower April 1 at Bethel United Methodist Church fellowship hall hosted by bride’s family; an engagement party Jan. 12 at Jack’s Club House hosted by bride’s parents; and a Christmas Shower Dec. 29 at the home of the bride’s parents hosted by Allyson Price and Sharon Tyndall.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner June 15 at Daly’s Chapel Church fellowship hall.

West-Hill

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Mrs. West

Lisa Anne Hill and Thomas Bryan West exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 7 at 2 p.m. at Yelverton United Methodist Church, with the Rev. William Creech and the Rev. Greg Moser officiating. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Peggy Hill of Faro and the late Marcene Hill and the granddaughter of Irwin and Minnie Hill of Faro.

She is a 1997 graduate of Mt. Calvary Christian Academy and a 2001 graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. She is employed with the Wayne County School System as a music teacher.

The groom is the son of Rudy and Rebecca West of Fremont and the grandson of Ira Rhodes of Rosewood, the late Lucille Rhodes, Frances West of Fremont and the late Rudolph West.

He is a 1998 graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School and a 2002 graduate of Wayne Community College with an associate degree in electronics engineering technology. He is employed with National Welders.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a strapless satin gown with a bodice enhanced with bugle beads, pearls, iridescent sequins and crystals on floral appliqués. The floral pattern continued on the skirt and cathedral train. The bottom of the skirt and train had a scalloped lace edge enhanced with pearls, bugle beads, iridescent sequins and crystals.

Her headpiece was her mother’s handmade veil embellished with teardrop pearls and floral appliqués.

The bride carried a round bouquet of ambiance roses and pink calla lilies wrapped with pink and yellow chiffon.

Holly Lutze of Pikeville and Tabatha Hill of Faro were their sister’s maids of honor.

Bridesmaids were Shyla Tatum of Raleigh, Ginger Murphy of Stantonsburg and Christine Grant of LaGrange, friends of the bride.

Rudy West was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Bert West and Brent West of Fremont, brothers of the groom; Dennis Hill, Jr. of Faro, brother of the bride; and Chuck Medlin of Pikeville, friend of the couple.

Emily Siniavsky of Rosewood, cousin of the groom, was flower girl. Matthew Lutze of Pikeville, nephew of the bride, was ringbearer.

Terri Ervin of Grifton, aunt of the bride, directed the wedding. Jean O’Connor of Faro, aunt of the bride, was the coordinator. Presiding at the register was Mae Ingram of Rosewood, cousin of the groom. Sarah and Daniel Holland of Rosewood, cousins of the groom, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by C. J. Albee of Rosewood, pianist; Pamela Harmon of Goldsboro, trumpeter; James Tatum of Raleigh, trombonist; and Tabatha Hill, Ginger Murphy and Dallas Montague of Wilson, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Stantonsburg Community Center. Melody Thomas, Tina Holloman and Tiffany Gurkins of Faro were servers.

After a wedding trip to Asheville, the couple reside in Faro.

Events held before the wedding included a lingerie shower June 10 hosted by Holly Lutze and Tabatha Hill; a bridal shower June 9 hosted by Rudy and Rebecca West, Frances West and the groom’s family; a wedding shower June 6 at Rosewood High School hosted by Joanne Smith and Emily Parker; a wedding shower June 5 hosted by Rosewood Middle School; a bridal shower April 22 hosted by Yelverton United Methodist Church; a Pampered Chef bridal shower March 15 hosted by Holly Lutze; and a bridal luncheon at the Colonial Inn Restaurant in Farmville hosted by Terri Ervin and Donna Cuthbertson.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner July 6 at Yelverton United Methodist Church.

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Mrs. Whaley

KINSTON — Shannon Smith of LaGrange and Doug Whaley exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 30 at 5 p.m. at Falling Creek Country Club, with Pastor Jimmy Sawers officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Jimmy R. Smith of Goldsboro and Malissa M. Smith of LaGrange and the granddaughter of the late Donald and Judy Smith of Raleigh, Lorita C. Fulghum of LaGrange and the late Ronald Fulghum of Seven Springs.

The groom is the son of Horace Leon Whaley and Rosalind Whaley of LaGrange and the grandson of Dorothy Whaley, the late Horace Whaley and the late Emmitte and Brownie Bailey of Kinston.

He graduated from North Lenoir High school. He is employed as a molder at West Pharmaceuticals.

The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father.

She wore a long white satin gown with apple-colored trim around the waist and along the train.

Her headpiece was a silver and pearl tiara.

The bride carried red and white roses.

Mary Whaley was matron of honor, while Amanda Pate was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Leslee Rouse, Samantha Dunford, Tabatha Smith and Shauntay Kirkman.

Leon Whaley was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Michael L. Whaley, Daniel Mullins, Ray Bostic, Clayton Harrington and Joseph Byrd.

Scotty Johnson was the usher.

Aaliyah Johnson was the junior bridesmaid.

Summer Mullins and Breanna Johnson were flower girls. Crews, Malachi and Douglas Whaley Jr., were ringbearers.

Pam Bryant directed the wedding.

A program of wedding music was provided by Joshua Deaver.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Falling Creek Country Club.

After a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., the couple reside in LaGrange.

Events held before the wedding included a bachelorette party June 23 in Myrtle Beach hosted by Mary Whaley and the bridesmaids; a bachelor party June 16 in Myrtle Beach; and a shower March 17 hosted by the bride’s mother.

The groom’s mother held a rehearsal dinner at Falling Creek Country Club.

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Mrs. Wiggins

NASHVILLE — Jamie Renee Breedlove and John Patrick Wiggins of Dallas exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 16 at 3 p.m. at Rock Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. David Pope officiating.

The bride is the daughter of James W. and Pamela H. Breedlove of Rocky Mount and the granddaughter of Barbara Breedlove and the late James C. Breedlove of Goldsboro and Marvin Holland and the late Bobbie Holland of Newton Grove.

She graduated from Northern Nash High School and Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science.

The groom is the son of Jerry Wiggins of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Margaret McCombs of Dallas and the grandson of the late Arthur John and Sarah Wiggins and Bill and Barbara Brooks of Gastonia.

He graduated from North Gaston High School and with honors from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science. He is employed as a software technician at Red Hat of Raleigh.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a gown of ivory with champagne accents.

Her headpiece was a tiara and shoulder-length veil with champagne ribbon.

She carried a bouquet of roses.

Brandi Mortimer was maid of honor.

Rebecca Whiter was the bridesmaid.

Lucas Young was best man.

Jedidiah Bowers was the groomsman.

Ushers were Matthew Thornton and Daniel Quinn.

Cindy Brantley directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Alice Breedlove. Elizabeth Breedlove and Brent Breedlove distributed programs.

Gina McCombs and Kerry Brantley distributed rice.

A program of wedding music was provided by Sylvia Sutter and Bob Sutter, organist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the church.

After a wedding trip to Emerald Isle, the couple reside in Raleigh.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower June 9 hosted by Margaret McCombs and family; a bridal shower June 3 hosted by Jenifer Lewis and ladies of Rock Creek Baptist; and a bridal shower June 2 hosted by Cindy Brantley and Denise Helms.

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Mrs. Younts

Kimberly Anne Watkins and David Younts exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony July 14 at 3 p.m. at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, with the Rev. Frederick William Clarke officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Brantley Elmo and Sharon Hill Watkins of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late Maylon Elmo and Ella Upchurch Watkins, Willie Mae Hill and the late Henry Thomas Hill of Goldsboro.

She is a 2003 graduate of Rosewood High School and a 2007 graduate of East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is employed as a registered nurse at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

The groom is the son of David Alan and Linda Pappalau Younts of Goldsboro and the grandson of David and Donna Jeanne Younts of Keesville, N.Y., and George William and Sally Ann Pappalau of East Berne, N.Y.

He is a 1999 graduate of Rosewood High School and a 2006 graduate of East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science. He is employed as a teacher with Wayne County Public Schools.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal white silk and satin strapless gown with a pleated sweetheart neckline embellished with silver medallions of embroidery. Cascading embroidery overlaid the empire waist and met the princess line skirt that flowed into a chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a tiara embellished with rhinestones and crystals and a white fingertip-length veil with hand-beaded trim.

The bride carried a clutch bouquet of yellow and fuchsia Gerber daisies, yellow mini calla lilies and flesta roses hand-tied with sheer white ribbon and crystal pins.

Carla Elizabeth Pierce of Goldsboro was her friend’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Stephanie Marie Brogden and Jennifer Lauren Marlow of Goldsboro and Miranda Bruno Edwards, Jennifer Carol Lawson and Hayley Michelle Taylor of Greenville, friends of the bride.

David Alan Younts was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Arthur Larentz Carlson and Philip Curtis Edwards of Greenville and Joshua Gordon Smith and Troy Issac Smith of Goldsboro, friends of the groom, and Jason Michael Younts of Greenville, brother of the groom.

Matthew Alan Younts of Goldsboro, brother of the groom, was the usher.

Ally Cassidy Foster of Sanford, cousin of the bride, was flower girl. Jonathan Alan Yeager of Goldsboro, friend of the bride, was ringbearer.

Cheryl Griffin of Goldsboro directed the wedding, assisted by Linda McCoy. Presiding at the register was Valarie Jean Watkins of Wilmington, cousin of the bride. Hannah Mae Walker of Princeton, cousin of the bride, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Sheila Bonds of Goldsboro, vocalist, and Elaine Getchell of Goldsboro, organist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Lane Tree Golf Club. Brian “Skip” Watkins and Valarie Watkins of Wilmington, uncle and aunt of the bride, greeted guests. Ladies of the Christian Women’s Fellowship served the wedding cake and poured punch. Barbara Hardee of Princeton, aunt of the bride, said good-byes.

After a wedding trip to Las Vegas, Nev., the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ luncheon July 7 at the home of Edmond and Ann Brown, uncle and aunt of the bride, at which time the bride chose to present gifts to her attendants; a a lingerie shower and bachelorette party July 7 in Raleigh hosted by the bridesmaids; a bachelor party June 24 in Greenville hosted by the groomsmen; a wedding shower June 10 at First Christian Church hosted by Barbara Hardee, Nancy Hardee, Debbie Hardee and Tammy Foster, aunts and cousin of the bride; and a wedding shower May 10 at First Christian Church hosted by the Christian Women’s Fellowship.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner July 13 at The Royal Tea Room.

Bethea - Phillips

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Mrs. Bethea

Courtney Phillips and John Bethea exchanged vows May 5 at Lakeside Presbyterian Church.

The bride is the daughter of Ricky and Becky Phillips of Richmond, Va., and the granddaughter of Barbara Phillips, the late Bobby Phillips, Terrie Bell and Thomas Bourne.

The groom is the son of Lynn and Cynthia Bethea of Mount Olive and the grandson of Pauline “Skinner” Bryan and the late John Milton “Buddy” Bryan of Dobbersville and the late William and Wanda Bethea of Richmond.

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Mrs. Fletcher

Jessica Brooke Woodard and Brandon Scott Fletcher exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 10 at 5 p.m. at Lane Tree Golf Club, with the Rev. Steve Lawrence and the Rev. J.D. Eddins officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Wayne Rogers and Debra Toler Woodard of Princeton and the granddaughter of J.B. and Pat Toler of Goldsboro and Hazel Woodard and the late Lonnie Woodard of Princeton.

She is a 2002 honor graduate of South Johnston High School and a magna cum laude graduate of Campbell University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in trust management/pre-law with a minor in financial planning and a 2007 graduate with a Master of Business Administration degree. She was a member of Epsilon Pi Eta Honor Society.

The groom is the son of Dr. Joseph and Jane S. McLamb of Goldsboro and Michael and Leah Fletcher Sr. of Wilmington and the grandson of the late Ruben and Ora Belle Sasser of Pikeville and the late Cary and Mildred Fletcher.

He is a 1997 graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School, a 2001 graduate of East Carolina University with a degree in biology and a 2006 graduate of the American University of the Caribbean Medical School with a medical degree. He will be employed as a family medicine resident at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center of Kingsport, Tenn.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal white gown of silk taffeta with a dropped waist bodice of Venise lace embellished with seed pearls and sequins. The scoop neck and cap sleeves were encrusted with a double row of pearls. The same lace was used in appliqués on the front of the skirt and the scalloped hemline. The back was adorned with lace panels that extended the length of the cathedral train. She also wore an antique heirloom pearl and diamond necklace with a matching bracelet that belongs to her great-great-aunt.

Her double-tiered cathedral-length veil fell from a pearl headband accented with seed pearls scattered throughout.

The bride carried a cascading bouquet of white Eskimo roses, white dendrobium orchids, white Casablanca lilies, stephanotis with pearl heads, buds of lavender, pink miniature carnations, waxflowers accented with pearl sprays and white seer ribbon, English ivy, ruscus and lily grass.

Lindsay Moen of Goldsboro was her cousin’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Madge Forte of Raleigh, cousin of the bride; Jennifer Potter of Greensboro, college roommate of the bride; Kimberly Mason of Four Oaks, friend of the bride; and Andrea Medlin of Fuquay, cousin of the groom.

Todd Moen was his cousin’s best man.

Groomsmen were Dr. Jacob Enterkin, Michael Howell and Parker King, friends of the groom, and Patrick Woodard, brother of the bride.

Catherine Downing of Clinton, cousin of the groom, was flower girl. Jacob Medlin of Fuquay, cousin of the groom, was ringbearer.

Judi Utley, great-aunt of the bride, was Scripture reader.

Paula Long, friend of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Katherine Peele, cousin of the groom. Chance Fletcher and Michael Fletcher Jr., stepbrothers of the groom, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Anna Crumpton, harpist; Vivian Byrd, pianist; Beth Peels, vocalist; and Rick Thornton, sound technician.

Following the ceremony, a dinner and dance reception was held at Lane Tree Golf Club.

After a wedding trip to Charleston, S.C., the couple reside in Kingsport.

Events held before the wedding included a cookout at the home of Wayne and Pam Aycock; a bridal shower at Nahunta Friends Meeting hosted by church members; a bridal shower at the home of Pat Toler, grandmother of the bride; a bachelor party in Savannah, Ga., hosted by friends of the groom; a tool party hosted by Todd and Harry Moeh; and a bachelorette party in Raleigh hosted by Kimberly Mason and Jennifer Potter.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner June 9 at the Royal Tea Room.

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Mrs. Lavasser

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — Jessie Lou Johnson of LaGrange and Buddy Lavasser of LaGrange exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony May 31 at 1 p.m. at Bluff Mountain, with Darrell Lee officiating.

The bride is the daughter of David and Sylvia Johnson of Wade and the granddaughter of the late T.H. and Johnnie Lou Johnson of Wade and the late Joe and Lucy Hampton of Gastonia.

She is a graduate of Johnston Community College with a medical nursing degree and attended the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She is employed as a medical assistant at LaGrange Pediatrics.

The groom is the son of Lenny Lavasser of Bristol, Tenn., and Sandra Parker of Wilmington and the grandson of Alberta King of St. Johnsbury, Vt. and the late Charlie Noyse, Gertrude Chamberlain and the late Reginald Chamberlain of Lyndonville, Vt.

He attended Johnston Community College and will attend Wayne Community College for a nursing degree. He is employed as a stocker at Food Lion of Mount Olive.

The bride wore a white chiffon A-line gown with a halter neckline embellished with embroidered flowers.

She carried a bouquet of wildflowers with three white roses.

After a wedding trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and Sevierville, the couple reside in LaGrange.

Layton - Hardee

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Mrs. Layton

MOREHEAD CITY — Meredith Blaire Hardee and Wade Alan Layton of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 16 at 4 p.m. at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, with the Rev. John B. Pollock officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Glenn Hardee of Kinston and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rae Branch of Durham and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Glenn Hardee of Kinston.

She is a graduate of Kinston High School, North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in arts applications and an emphasis in music, Meredith College with an elementary education certification and East Carolina University with a Master of Arts in education in instructional technology. She is employed as a teacher at Eastern Wayne Elementary School.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Ronald Layton of Kinston and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ray Layton of Tennille, Ga., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Everett Lellon Fellows of DeKalb Junction, N.Y.

He a graduate of Kinston High School, North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business management and a concentration in finance and East Carolina University with a master’s degree in business administration. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He is employed as a commercial business banking consultant at BB&T.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore an ivory strapless mermaid-style French-designed duchess satin gown adorned with an overlay of lace appliqués, pearls and Swarovski crystals. It featured a chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a cathedral ivory tulle veil enhanced with pearls, a pencil edging and a fingertip ivory blusher.

The bride carried a bouquet of ivory long-stem roses tied with ivory satin ribbon and pearl pins.

Elizabeth Ann Hardee of Greenville was her sister’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Caron Elizabeth Carter of Raleigh, Kristi Janelle Farmer of Nashville, Tenn., Lauren Elizabeth Gibson of Kinston and Lisa Elizabeth Kivett and Jessica Elaine Sutton of Raleigh.

James Ronald Layton was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Joel VanVleet Gilmore of Kinston, James Eric Layton of Charleston, S.C., brother of the groom, Kenneth Jason Ramsey of Raleigh and Adam Dane Sebastian and Lynwood Earl Williams III of Winston-Salem.

Alyssa Marie Godbey and Peyton Elizabeth Godbey of Leeland, cousins of the bride, were flower girls.

Barbara Gurley of Kinston directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Joy Gurley Ramey of Winterville. Caroline Garriss Nicholson of Ayden distributed programs.

Blake Everett Herring and James Bradley Herring of Kinston, cousins of the bride, were torchbearers.

Louis Christopher Layton of Tennille, Ga., cousin of the groom, was the crucifer.

Michael Lynn Gay Jr. of Wilson and Edward Brandt Kronberg of Columbia, S.C., were Scripture readers.

Dustin Taylor of Manassas Park, Va., and Edwin Edmunds Bouldin III of Winston-Salem greeted guests.

Nancy Carter Gilmore of Kinston was the bridal assistant.

A program of wedding music was provided by C. Thomas Midyette of Beaufort, organist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort. Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Joseph Gilmore and Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Paul McMurray greeted guests. Deborah Hardee Herring of Kinston, aunt of the bride, cut the wedding cake. MacKenzie Rae DeBruhl and Caroline Elizabeth DeBruhl of Kinston were reception attendants.

After a wedding trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ luncheon June 15 at Clawson’s Restaurant of Beaufort hosted by Karen DeBruhl, Bern Gibson, Diane Hardee and Kim McMurray; a bachelorette weekend May 18 through 20 in Charleston hosted by Caron Carter and Elizabeth Hardee; a bachelor weekend May 11 through 13 in Wrightsville Beach hosted by Eric Layton and Lyn Williams; a wedding shower May 5 at First Pentecostal Holiness Church fellowship hall of Kinston hosted by friends of the bride; a cocktail party April 28 at the home of the groom’s parents hosted by the groom’s parents; a lunch and lingerie shower April 7 at The Big Easy in Raleigh hosted by Nancy Gilmore, Elizabeth Hardee, Lisa Kivett and Jessica Sutton; and an engagement party April 6 at Havana Deluxe in Raleigh hosted by friends of the couple.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner June 15 at Shepard’s Point Restaurant in Morehead City.

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Mrs. Parks

PIKEVILLE — Glenda Wheeler and Kenneth Parks exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 30 at 4 p.m. at Pikeville Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, with Dr. Don Sauls officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Glenn L. Hartman Jr. of Pikeville and Mattie T. Hartman of Pikeville and the granddaughter of the late Glenn L. Hartman Sr., Julia Hartman and the late Waitus and Thelma Teachey of Pikeville.

She is a a graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School and Barton College.

The groom is the son of Elton and Joyce Parks of Goldsboro, the grandson of the late Milford and Mrs. Alma Parks , Isabelle Carroll and the late Hubert Carroll of Goldsboro and the stepgrandson of Aileen Parks of Goldsboro.

He is a graduate of Eastern Wayne High School and East Carolina University.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her family.

She wore a strapless sheath-style dress with a lace cardigan jacket.

Her headpiece was a tiara adorned with crystals.

The bride carried a bouquet of roses.

Melody Hartman was her sister’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Dawn Edmundson, friend of the couple; Caroline Brown, cousin of the groom; and Danette Parks, sister-in-law of the groom.

Michael Parks was his brother’s best man.

Groomsmen were Chip Crumpler and Dan Millard, friends of the groom, and Gerald Brown, uncle of the groom.

Chloe’ Parks, niece of the groom, was flower girl. Bailey Parks, nephew of the groom, was ringbearer.

Donna S. Mooring, friend of the couple, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Tammy Millard and Dana Scott, friends of the groom. Trey and Carlee Millard distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Jeff Martin, sound technician, and Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Mooring, pianists and vocalists.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the church.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner June 29.

Teachey - Marshburn

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Mrs. Teachey

Cynthia Kay Marshburn and Leslie Mark Teachey exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony May 26 at 2 p.m. at Mount Olive First Pentecostal Holiness Church, with Pastor Doug Bartlett officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Clarice Lucille Mabe of Walnut Cove.

She is employed at Anchor Coupling Inc.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Murphy Teachey of Albertson.

He is employed with the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

The bride was escorted by her brother and given in marriage by her family.

Lorrie Mitchell of Mount Olive was her friend’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Karie Banks and Kristy Berends of Raleigh, daughters of the bride.

Chris Teachey of Manakin-Sabot, Va., was his brother’s best man.

Groomsmen were Guy Teachey of Albertson, brother of the groom, and Grant Teachey of Albertson, nephew of the groom.

Stephanie Strickland of Calypso was flower girl. Stuart Teachey of Albertson, nephew of the groom, was ringbearer.

Krista Davis directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Phyllis Chestnutt.

A program of wedding music was provided by Clay Davis and Amy Fisher, vocalist.

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

After a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower June 13 at Mount Olive First Pentecostal Church hosted by friends and a dinner May 27 at the home of the bride’s mother in Walnut Cove, hosted by the bride’s mother.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner May 25 at Southern Belle Restaurant.

Boyd - Schosser

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Mrs. Boyd

Erika Marie Schosser and Robert Wilson Boyd Jr. exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony May 26 at 3 p.m. at Mount Olive Presbyterian Church, with Father James Garneau and the Rev. Steven Wicks officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Robert and Judith Schosser of Greenville.

She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She is employed as a physician with Goldsboro Pediatrics.

The groom is the son of Robert and Tena Boyd of Mount Olive.

He is a graduate of Mount Olive College, Wake Technical College and East Carolina University. He is self-employed as an architectural designer with Boyd Home Design.

The bride was escorted by her father.

She wore an ivory satin A-line strapless gown with a chapel train. The bodice was embellished with ivory embroidery and beaded appliqués.

Her headpiece was a gold tiara with rhinestones attached to an ivory veil with embedded crystals.

Hope Cottrill of Tampa, Fla., and Stephanie Dunkle-Blatter of Lexington, Ky., were matrons of honor.

Bridesmaids were Jessica Horne of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jennifer Lane of Goldsboro.

Robert Boyd Sr. was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Joe Collins of Goldsboro, Phillip Crawley of Swansboro and Alan Bell of Mount Olive.

Matthew Schosser of Nashville, Tenn., and Ryan McPhail of Mount Olive were ushers.

Asha Ari of Tampa and Grace Webster of Mount Olive were flower girls.

Timothy Schosser of Lexington was the altar server.

A program of music was provided by a string quartet including Chris and Amanda Ellis, violinists; Jane Yeager, violist; Alan Armstrong, cellist; Steele Sasser, pianist; and Shirley Proctor and Keith Wright, vocalists.

After a wedding trip to the mountains, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events before the wedding included a Pampered Chef shower hosted by Michelle Larson; a bridal shower hosted by Hope Cottrill and Stephanie Dunkle-Blatter; a lingerie shower hosted by Robin Webster and Katrina Smith; and a dinner party hosted by Linda and Dennie Bell and Alan Bell.

A garden rehearsal dinner was held May 25 at the home of the groom’s parents.

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Mrs. Hardy

WILSON — Sharon Denise Newsome and Jeremy Brian Hardy of Nashville exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 9 at 5 p.m. at First Christian Church, with Pastor Jerry R. Evans Sr. and the Rev. Bobby P. Tyson Jr. officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Danny Carl and Darlene White Newsome of Lucama and the granddaughter of Cassie Brogden Newsome and the late Carl “Sugar Boy” Lomax Newsome of Lucama, Betty Lou Elliott of Selma and the late Willie E. White of Laurinburg.

She graduated from James B. Hunt High School of Wilson and attends Johnston Community College.

The groom is the son of Jon Gleason and Joan Edwards Hardy of Rocky Mount and the grandson of Vivian Marks Hardy and the late Leo Gleason Hardy of Rocky Mount and Roy Willis and Mildred Turner Edwards of Elm City.

He graduated from Southern Nash Senior High School and Nash Community College. He is employed as a sheriff’s deputy at the Nash County Sheriff’s Office.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore an ivory taffeta strapless ball gown with a sweetheart neckline with crystal beads and pearls. It was accented with a lace up corset bodice that extended into a full pick-up skirt and a chapel train embellished with crystal beads, rhinestones and pearls.

Her headpiece was a tiara of Swarovski crystals and rhinestones attached to an ivory one-tier tulle cathedral-length veil with metallic edging and pearls. She also wore a two-tiered ivory illusion fingertip veil enhanced with Swarvoski crystals and a blusher veil.

The bride carried a clutch bouquet of ivory roses, ivory calla lilies, stephanotis and white wax flowers hand wrapped with ivory ribbon with an iridescent edging.

Britni Leigh Barnes of Raleigh and Natali Jo Davis of Sims were maids of honor.

Bridesmaids were Rebecca Ann Barnes of Fremont, Amanda Lynn Bissette of Kenly and Megan Kathryn Brown, Ashley Frances Shaffer and Meghan Elizabeth Thomas of Greenville.

Jon Gleason Hardy was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Josh Adam Hardy of Rocky Mount, brother of the groom, Bryan Edward Hough and Ryan William Hough of Raleigh, Brandon Allen Matthews of Nashville, Tyler Madison Mills of Castalia and Jason Carl Newsome of Nashville, brother of the bride.

Ushers were Larry Jason Bryant of Middlesex, Josh Louis Keeny of Bailey and Yates Eddie Moore of Castalia.

Hannah Leigh Collins and Stephanie Logan White of Selma were flower girls. Parker Grant Hayes of Pine Level was ringbearer.

Christie Davis-Davis of Sims and Arlene Dew Boykin of Wilson directed the wedding, assisted by Wendy Massey Francis of Garner and Lisa Hudson Hayes of Pine Level. Presiding at the register was Erika Lynn Boykin of Kenly. Noah Mackenzie Hayes of Pine Level and Stephen Blake White of Selma distributed programs.

Personal assistants to the bride were Sherry Griffin Ussery of Elm City and Shirley Proctor Winders of Kenly.

A program of wedding music was provided by Ron Taylor of Wilson, organist and vocalist; Leigh Anne Pearson of Garner, trumpeter; and Bobby Tyler Hayes of Pine Level and Amanda Caroline Parker of Kenly, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception and dance at the church family life center. Brandon Grant Godwin of Clayton, Kasie Lee Parker of Coates and Mr. and Mrs. Dan E. Hudson of Clayton greeted guests. Sharon English and Ruby Norton of Laurinburg served the wedding cake.

After a wedding trip to the Bahamas, the couple reside in Nashville.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ luncheon June 2 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Winders Sr. of Kenly hosted by the Winders, Jana Winders, Pam McCain and Missy Swartzfager; a bachelorette party May 26 hosted by Natali Davis and Britni Barnes; a bachelor party April 28 in Raleigh hosted by friends of the groom; a bridal shower April 22 at the home of Joyce T. Barnes of Wilson hosted by Ms. Barnes, Britni Barnes and Susan Langley; a household shower April 21 at Fremont Free Will Baptist Church hosted by were friends and family of the bride; and a bridal tea Dec. 3 at the home of the bride’s mother hosted by Donna Duke and Wendy Francis.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner June 8 at Something Different in Wilson.

Hawley - Mitchell

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Mrs. Hawley

DUDLEY — Melissa Ann Mitchell and Stephen Rhodes Hawley exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 23 at 1 p.m. at Emmaus Baptist Church, with the Rev. Johnny Sasser officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Louvenia Mitchell of Dudley and the late Chester Mitchell and the granddaughter of Effie Mitchell of Dudley.

She is a graduate of Southern Wayne High School. She is employed as a purchasing agent with Ex-cell Home Fashions.

The groom is the son of the late William and Amy Hawley.

He is a graduate of Cape Fear High School. He is employed as chief engineer at U.S. Cold Storage of Warsaw.

The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her sons, Trey Massengill and Cody Nassef.

She wore an ivory silk halter gown with a beaded bodice. The A-line skirt was adorned with beaded pickups.

Her headpiece was a jeweled tiara.

The bride carried a bouquet of ivory roses, blue lilies, pink roses and yellow daisies.

Tracy Millard was matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Michelle Mitchell and Karen Mitchell.

Ken Hawley was best man.

Groomsmen were Steve Hawley Jr. and Jason Hawley.

Kelsey Millard, Emma Mitchell and Lauren Mitchell were flower girls.

Brendan Hawley was ringbearer.

Kaylee Hawley was the miniature bride.

Nora Sasser directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Kim Saylor. Cody Nassef distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Gary Millard, pianist, and Ruby Sutton, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, Shonda Outlaw held a reception in the church fellowship hall. Deana Johnson poured punch. Shelby Mitchell served the wedding cake.

After a wedding trip to Florida, the couple reside in Mount Olive.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower at the home of the bride hosted by Tracy Millard, Michelle Mitchell, Karen Mitchell and Kim Saylor.

A rehearsal dinner was held June 22 at Emmaus Church fellowship hall.

Jarrett - Whitmore

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Mrs. Jarrett

RALEIGH — Meredith Ashley Whitmore and Richard Willis Jarrett of Raleigh exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 30 at 4:30 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jerry Layton officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Linville Davis and Malvern Edward Whitmore Jr. of Raleigh and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Graham Wall of Raleigh, Mrs. Malvern Edward Whitmore of Henderson and the late Mr. Whitmore.

She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education and Grand Canyon University with a Masters of Education in curriculum and instruction. She is employed as a teacher with Wake County Public Schools.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Willis Jarrett of Goldsboro and the grandson of Mrs. Ben Johnston Thornton of Goldsboro, the late Mr. Thornton, Mrs. Oscar Neal Jarrett of Hayesville and the late Mr. Jarrett.

He is a graduate of Cape Fear Community College. He is employed by Prestonwood Golf and Country Club.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a strapless satin organza gown adorned with silver beadwork and hand-embroidery on the bodice, hemline and cathedral train.

Her headpiece was a tiara of rhinestones and crystals with a fingertip veil.

The bride carried a bouquet of pink vogue, sage green, and cream roses, pink lilies, green hydrangea and white stephanotis.

Kristi Finley Rinaldo of Holly Springs was matron of honor, while Corinne Marie Brylski of Raleigh was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Jennifer Jarrett Hoover of Summerville, S.C., sister of the groom, Jennifer Stephens Hock and Amy Christine Howard of Raleigh, Becky Evette Farmer of New York, N.Y., and Kira Seperich Mullis of Parker, Colo.

Tommy Willis Jarrett was his son’s best man.

Ushers were Thomas Neal Jarrett of Kenansville, brother of the groom; Michael Shane Hoover of Summerville, brother–i –law of the groom; Charles Brown Doss, Charles Terry Goss Jr. and Benjamin William Kirby of Raleigh; Nichcolas Ryan Marmo of Cary; and William Lowe Doss of Isle of Palms, S.C.

Olivia Claire Raspberry of Raleigh was flower girl.

Mrs. Chris Bueno Murray Jr. and Nancy Brandle Ritchie directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Abbey Lane Richie and Christopher Donald Johnson of North Hollywood, Calif., cousin of the bride. Wendy Gail Hodges and Neil Edward Johnson of Conway, S.C., cousin of the bride, distributed programs.

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wayne Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Dennis Narron greeted guests.

Jenny Leigh Bormann of Raleigh and Diana Davis Bronstein of Clarksburg, Md., stepsister of the bride, were readers.

A program of wedding music was provided by the Rev. William Burkette Raper Jr., organist; Ben Johnston Thornton, cousin of the groom, trumpeter; and Daniel Mark Gaugert, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a dinner and dance reception at Prestonwood Golf and Country Club.

After a wedding trip to Saint Lucia, the couple reside in Raleigh.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ luncheon June 29 at the Cardinal Club in Raleigh hosted by Mrs. Tim Brock and Mrs. Malvern Whitmore, grandmother of the bride; a bridal shower June 2 at the home of Mrs. Robert Hock in Raleigh hosted by friends of the bride; a bridal shower May 24 at Conn Elementary School in Raleigh hosted by co-workers of the bride; a bridal shower May 19 in Raleigh hosted by Faye Honeycutt, Janie Honeycutt and Pearl Wall; a dinner party May 6 at the home of Dr. and Mrs. William Mitchell of Goldsboro hosted by friends and family of the groom.

The groom’s parents held an after-rehearsal dinner June 29 at Capital City Club.

Lane - Edwards

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Mrs. Lane

Shauna Deschelle Edwards and Lamar Phillip Lane exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 23 at 4 p.m. at Antioch Free Will Baptist Church, with Apostle Tino L. Bell officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Henry and Annie Bizzell of Seven Springs and Hubert Edwards Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio, and the granddaughter of the late George King and Annie Bell King of Winterville and the late Hubert Edwards Sr. and Ella Mae Edwards of Greenville.

She is a 1998 graduate of Southern Wayne High School and East Carolina University with an associate degree in business. She attended Wayne Community College. She is owner of D&G Inc. She is serving in the Air Force Reserve.

The groom is the son of Joseph L. Lane Jr. and Annetta Lane of Woodbridge, Va., and the grandson of Eurka Bischof of Germany and the late Joseph L. Lane Sr. and Evelyn Lane of Bronx, N.Y.

He is a 2000 graduate of Woodbridge High School. He attended Atlanta Metropolitan College and Norfolk State University.

The bride was escorted by her stepfather and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a halter-shaped three-button gown with a U-shaped back beaded with a pearl design throughout and a four-foot train draped with pearls and a leaf design.

Her headpiece was a princess-style tiara attached to a veil trimmed in satin that toppled at the bustle of the gown.

Nikki Fowler was her friend’s matron of honor, while Amaris C. Bizzell, sister of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Khashanique Lane, sister of the groom; Sheree Berry, cousin of the bride; Monica Jones, Kirsty Smith, Watia Best, Mary Yancey and Monique Brown, friends of the bride; and Amara Brookins, friend of the groom.

Abey Malave’ Lopea and Bayoan Malave’ Lopez, twin brothers, were best men.

Groomsmen were Demetrius Joyner, brother-in-law of the groom; Dereck Dickens, brother of the bride; Stephen Marable, cousin of the bride; and Marcus Patterson, Omar Fonseca, Terrell Bush, Armond Pree and Justin Davis, friends of the groom.

Davion Weeks, nephew of the bride, was ringbearer.

China Lane, niece of the groom, was the junior bride. Terrell Berry, cousin of the bride, was the junior groom.

Katesha Dickens, niece of the bride, was the hostess.

Pernell Harville directed the wedding, assisted by Nakia Berry.

Takemela Newsome performed a prophetic dance.

A program of wedding music was provided by Melvin Crouell, Elondia Crouell, Deonte Anderson, George Tyson and Rose Parks.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Enlisted Club.

After a wedding trip to Cancun, the couple reside in Virginia Beach, Va.

Events held before the wedding included an apparel party June 15 hosted by Amaris Bizzell of Seven Springs and a bachelorette party June 9 in Washington D.C. hosted by Khashanique Lane.

The groom’s father held a rehearsal dinner June 22 at Antioch fellowship hall.

Smith - Brill

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Mrs. Smith

Jamie Lynn Brill and Joshua Gordon Smith exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 30 at 4 p.m. at Pine Forest United Methodist Church, with Billy Olsen and Walter Brill Jr. officiating.

The bride is the daughter of James Dalton and Phyllis Crawford Brill of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Walter Brill Jr. and the late Mary Elizabeth Deans Brill of Goldsboro and the late Ivey Edgar Crawford and Mary Crawford Howell of Pikeville.

She graduated from Charles B. Aycock High School in 1998 and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2003 with a degree in history and education. She is a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She is employed as a teacher with Wayne County Public Schools.

The groom is the son of Steven Allen and JoAnn Twyman Smith of Goldsboro and the grandson of Norman and Shirley Smith of Goldsboro and Mildred Tallman and the late Joseph Gordon Twyman of Jacksonville.

He graduated from Rosewood High School in 2000 and Guilford College in 2004 with a degree in secondary math education. He is employed as a teacher with Wayne County Public Schools.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal gown of white chiffon over satin with a strapless sweetheart neckline. The center of the bodice, the satin organza A-line skirt and the chapel-length train were decorated with a beaded floral lace.

Her headpiece was a band of freshwater pearls, crystals and rhinestones.

The bride carried a bouquet of Gerber daisies.

Amber Barnes of New Bern and Summer Davis of Goldsboro were maids of honor.

Bridesmaids were Erica Bean of Greensboro, Emily Boles and Caroline Green of Raleigh, Elizabeth Brill and Logan Brill of Lumberton and Kristan Mynhier of Goldsboro.

Steve Smith of Goldsboro and Quintin Williams of Winston-Salem were best men.

Groomsmen were Kyle Becher of Pin Hook, Phillip Brill, Troy Smith and David Younts of Goldsboro, Payson Davis of Greensboro and Jeremey Smith of Raleigh.

Elizabeth Harts was flower girl. Logan Mitchell was ringbearer.

Beth Carr directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Robby Phillips and Jerri-Rae Pearson. Jason and Anna King distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Timothy Price, pianist; Jessica Ando, vocalist; and Timothy Price, organist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Lane Tree Country Club. Daniel and Laurie Barrow and Michael and Beth Brill greeted guests. Annabelle Clifton and Betty Reeves served the wedding cake.

After a wedding trip to the Dominican Republic, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal breakfast June 29 at B & G Grill at which time the bride chose to present gifts to her attendants; a bachelor party June 22 in Greensboro; a bachelorette party and lingerie shower June 15 through 17 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a miscellaneous shower June 10 hosted by the Dorcus Circle of Pine Forest United Methodist Church; a miscellaneous shower June 8 hosted by the faculty and staff of Goldsboro Intermediate; a dinner and miscellaneous shower June 6 at Bistro 54/54 hosted by GGC; a gift card shower May 19 hosted by the bridesmaids; a a shower May 5 at Fremont Free Will Baptist Church hosted by the bride’s family; a garden and tool shower April 26 hosted by Rosewood High School faculty and staff; and a miscellaneous shower March 27 hosted by the Rosewood High School baseball team.

A rehearsal dinner was held at the home of the bride’s parents.

Struyk - Johnson

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Mrs. Struyk

Erica Michelle Johnson and Brian David Struyk of Grand Rapids, Mich., exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 1 at 6 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, with Mike Moss officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mark and Anne Marie Johnson of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late Raymond and Oriet Johnson of Jewell, Iowa, and Elizabeth Schmidt and the late Walter Schmidt of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

She graduated from Eastern Wayne High School in 2004 and cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature.

The groom is the son of Robert Struyk of Grand Rapids and Judi Warner of Wyoming, Mich., the stepson of Rick Warner and Connie Struyk and the grandson of Robert and Annie Struyk of Grand Rapids and Carolyn Hagedorn and the late Garret Hagedorn of Rosman.

He graduated from Christian High School in 2001 and cum laude from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in professional aeronautics. He is training to be a pilot in the Air Force.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a strapless tulle sheath gown with a shirred bodice, beaded lace appliqués and a chapel train.

Her headpiece was a teardrop veil with a scalloped and beaded edge.

The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of yellow miniature calla lilies.

Nicole Stallard of Goldsboro was her friend’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Jessica Pate, April Vinson and Jeannie Lee of Goldsboro, Emily Kresge of Lynchburg, Va., and Mallory Lake of Apex.

Kevin Struyk was his brother’s best man.

Groomsmen were Michael Struyk, Ada, Mich., brother of the groom; Sean Smith of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Matthew McDowell of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Wesley Johnson of Goldsboro, brother of the bride; and Justin Balch of Goldsboro.

Shelia Warrick directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Laura Mitchell. Jeff and Allison Kearns distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Mark Gourley, pianist and organist, and Mallory Lake and Bethany Lake, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Lane Tree Country Club.

After a wedding trip to the Bahamas, Grand Cayman and Costa Maya, the bride resides in Goldsboro and the groom resides at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala.

Events held before the wedding included a bachelorette party May 29th; a lingerie shower May 29 at the home of Jay and Cindy Stallard hosted by the bridesmaids; a bridesmaids’ brunch May 28 at the home of the bride’s parents; a gift card shower in May hosted by Judi Warner; a miscellaneous shower May 20 at the home of Mark and Donna Todd hosted by Cindy Stallard, Donna Todd and Anne Marie Johnson.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at the Koi Asian Bistro.

Sweet - Howell

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Mrs. Sweet

Joy Elizabeth Howell and Jae Sweet II of Atlanta, Ga., exchanged vows in a double-ring garden ceremony May 26 at 5 p.m. at the home of her the Rev. and Mrs. Amaziah Howell Jr., grandparents of the bride, with the Rev. Howell officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Amaziah Howell III and the late Jessica Ann Howell of Brooklyn, N.Y., and the granddaughter of the Rev. Amaziah Howell Jr. and Theresa Reid Howell of Goldsboro and Mamie McCoy and the late Antoine McCoy of Flushing, N.Y.

She is a 2004 graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta. She is employed as a delegated loan associate at Taylor Bean and Whitaker Mortgage Broker.

The groom is the son of Jae Sweet Sr. and the grandson of Grace Sweet of Berkeley, Calif.

He is employed as a customer services representative at Men’s Warehouse.

The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father.

She wore a sleeveless champagne silk floor-length gown with a sweetheart neckline and straps that crossed in the back.

Her floral headpiece was red roses and silk white astramaris.

The bride carried red and champagne roses, red astramaris and golden rod.

Aimee Denise Howell was her sister’s maid of honor.

Jae Sweet Jr. was his brother’s best man.

Jason Sweet, cousin of the groom, was the usher.

The couple reside in Atlanta.

Ward - Tyson

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Mrs. Ward

WALSTONBURG — Erica Shantae’ Tyson and Kenneth Tyrone Ward of Walstonburg exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 9 at 4 p.m. at Paul Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, with the Rev. Paul A. Sewell officiating.

Miss Tyson is the daughter of Hubert and Bettye Lindsey Tyson of Stantonsburg and the granddaughter of the late Robert and Catherine Lindsey and the late Hubert and Minnie Bell Tyson.

She is a graduate of E.T. Beddingfield High School and Pitt Community College with a degree in nursing. She is employed as a registered nurse at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

The groom is the son of Marjorie Ward of Stantonsburg.

He is a graduate of Greene Central High School. He is employed at Robert Bosch Co. of Greenville.

The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father.

She wore a double-satin A-line gown with a fitted off-the-shoulder bodice. It was embroidered with lace and handcrafted with beading accented with crystals and pearls. It had a cathedral-length train accented with embroidered lace, crystals and pearls.

Her headpiece was a cathedral-length double veil attached to a tiara of crystals.

The bride carried a bouquet of white water lilies, white carnations, persimmons, marigolds and apple roses.

Alicia Sinclair of McCleansville, sister of the bride, and Shannon Anderson of Wilson were matrons of honor, while Kendria Lucas of Wilson, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Katrina Barnes of Colorado, Shauna Gray, Latoya Taybron, Shanetta Lucas and Coretta Pope of Wilson, cousins of the bride; Tracy Ward of Walstonburg, sister of the groom; Edna Blount of Walstonburg; and Takesha Reddick of Greenville.

Reggie Perkins of Greenville and Anthony Austin of Walstonburg were best men.

Ushers were Robert Bullock of Virginia; Maurice Lindsey of Elm City, cousin of the bride; Fred Ward of Washington D.C., Leon Speight and Larry Ray Ward of Stantonsburg, brothers o the groom; Myron Connor of Greensboro and Rudy Evans of Walstonburg, nephews of the groom; Timothy Speight and Ray Charles Speight of Walstonburg; Terrel Thompson of Stantonsburg; and Christopher Sinclair of McCleansville, brother-in-law of the bride.

Sherrice Lindsey of Wilson, cousin of the bride, and Jayla Robinson of Wilson were junior bridesmaids.

Aniya Tyson, daughter of the bride, was the miniature bride. Xavier Moore, son of the groom, was the miniature groom.

Mya Sinclair of McCleansville, niece of the bride, and Amiya Calhoun of Goldsboro were flower girls. Tylan Thompson of Wilson, cousin of the bride, was ringbearer.

Judy Taybron, aunt of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Janice Ward, sister of the groom.

Special helpers were Tarrie Ward, April Baines, Ashley Lindsey, Natasha Rudd, Sherea Harper, Valerie Bullock, Laquita Calhoun and Monica Yelverton.

Bell ringers were Denella Lindsey and Joshua Smith of Wilson.

Justin Perkins of Greenville was the broom carrier.

A program of wedding music was provided by Patricia Sutton and Kenny Taylor of Lucama, Eunice Lindsey of Elm City, aunt of the bride, and Jonnetta Woodard of Lumberton, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, an outdoor reception was held at the Pond in Walstonburg. Tarrie Ward was head hostess. Other hostesses were April Baines of Greenville, Tiffany Tyson and Monica Yelverton of Wilson, Natasha Rudd of Garner, Laquita Calhoun of Goldsboro, Ashley Lindsey of Elm City and Valeria Bullock and Sherea Harper of Stantonsburg.

After a wedding trip to Negril, Jamaica, the couple reside in Stantonsburg.

Events held before the wedding included an around-the-house shower May 2 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital hosted by the staff of one west, and a bridal shower April 28 at Paul Chapel Church hosted by family and friends.

Tarrie Ward and Linda Artis held an after-rehearsal dinner June 8.

Whitfield - Brown

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Mrs. Whitfield

Ashley Nicole Brown of Goldsboro and Charles Jacob Whitfield of Durham exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 26 at 6 p.m. at Unity Fellowship, with Pastor Kelvin Gurley officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Jimmy Brown of Grantham and Rose Brown of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Charles Brown of Grantham, Ernestine Hardee of Pikeville and Sandra Powell of Goldsboro.

She is a 2006 graduate of Rosewood High School and attends Meredith College.

The groom is the son of Charles Whitfield of Raleigh and Diane Whitfield of Durham.

He is a 2003 graduate of Jordan High School. He is employed at Triangle Jiu-Jitsu Academy of Durham.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

Jessica Hartley, cousin of the bride, was flower girl. Noah Overton, cousin of the bride, was ringbearer.

Brenda Sittig, aunt of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Candace Powell, cousin of the bride.

A reception was held Saturday at the Steak Barn.

After a wedding trip to Wrightsville Beach, the couple reside in Durham.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower June 3 at Unity Fellowship hosted by family and friends.

Wilson - Hroza

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Mrs. Wilson

Sarah Katherine Hroza and Gerald Bond Wilson exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 16 at 3 p.m. at Woodland United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Leland Heath officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas John Hroza Jr. of Mount Olive and the granddaughter of Hazel Adams Kornegay and the late Harold D. Kornegay of Albertson, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Hroza Sr. of Clearwater, Fla., and the late Dolores Johnson Hroza.

She is a graduate of Meredith College with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and North Carolina State University with a master’s degree in accounting. She is employed by LarsonAllen of Charlotte as a certified public accountant.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Snodie Bond Wilson of Kenansville and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Needham B. Grady of Kenansville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Willie C. Wilson of Winterville.

He is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture business management. He is employed by Cape Fear Farm Credit of Kenansville.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore an ivory silk taffeta gown. The A-line skirt had a champagne bow at the waist. Crystals and beads woven with gold thread accented the strapless bodice, hemline and chapel train.

Her headpiece was a single-layered chapel veil of silk illusion.

The bride carried a bouquet of ivory miniature calla lilies, ranunculus with white lilacs, green and white hydrangeas and galax leaves.

Rebekah Thomas Hroza Ivey of Mount Olive was her sister’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Carolyn Wilson of Chapel, sister of the groom, and Carmen Lester Aldridge of Wake Forest, Carissa McLane Fish of Morrisville and Anna Walston Williams of Raleigh, friends of the bride.

Snodie Bond Wilson was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Steven Bryan Wilson of Teachey, brother of the groom, and Brian Ross Benton of Indian Trail, Michael Arthur Benton of Hampstead and Jarrod Palmer Smith of Magnolia, friends of the groom.

Sara Martin Carlisle Ficken of Charlotte and Baxter Caldwell Hardy Jr. of Kenansville were Scripture readers.

Sandra Lee, Angie Kennedy, Nicole Lee and Beverly Lee of Mount Olive directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kornegay. Molly McConnell of Waco, Texas, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Ernesteen Summerline, pianist, and Rebekah Hroza Ivey, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Agriculture Service Center at Duplin Commons in Kenansville.

After a wedding trip to the Dominican Republic, the couple reside in Kenansville.

Events held before the wedding included a wedding breakfast hosted by Anthony and Denise Westbrook; a bridesmaids’ dinner at the Country Squire Restaurant hosted by Bonnie Adams, aunt of the bride; a camping weekend in Ocracoke Island hosted by friends of the groom; a lingerie shower and weekend in Myrtle Beach, S.C., hosted by Rebekah Ivey; a bridal shower at Kenansville Church hosted by Rose Swain, Barbara Wilson, Barbara Dell Carter, Betty Wilson, Cynthia Potter, Harriett Lennon and Ann Stringer; a bridal shower at Wesley United Methodist Church hosted by the church congregation; and a Christmas shower in Raleigh hosted by Anna Williams and Tara Fulcher.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner June 15 in the jester’s court at the Country Squire Restaurant.

Wolfe - Howell

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Mrs. Wolfe

Allison Nicole Howell and Bennie Jason Wolfe exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 30 at 6 p.m. at Free Chapel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, with Pastor Mike Williams officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Gilbert and Sharon Howell of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Paul and Joyce Bartlett of Pikeville and Edna Howell Orton and the late Deams Manning Howell of Goldsboro.

She is a 2000 graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School and a 2004 graduate of East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She is employed as a third-grade teacher at Fremont STARS Elemesntary.

The groom is the son of Nelson and Sheila Wolfe of Pikeville and Diane Kennedy and the grandson of Walt and May Kantenwein and Jimmy and Louise McKeel of Goldsboro, the late Richard Floyd and Cora Mae Wolfe of Pikeville.

He is a 1999 graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School and a 2003 graduate of Mount Olive College with a bachelor’s degree in visual communications. He is employed with Reese Sign Service as a graphic designer.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal gown of white chiffon over satin with a strapless neckline. The bodice and A-line skirt were enhanced with floral embroidery, pearls and sequins and flowed into a semi-cathedral train.

Her headpiece was a crystal comb attached to a two-tiered veil of silk illusion with a pencil edging.

The bride carried a clutch bouquet of confetti roses tied with sheer yellow ribbon.

Leigh Ann Horton was her sister’s matron of honor, while Courtney Howell, sister of the bride, was maid of honor.

Jamie Sears, friend of the bride, was the bridesmaid.

Nelson Wolfe was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Justin Wolfe, brother of the groom; Bryan Wolfe, cousin of the groom; and Brandon Godwin, friend of the groom.

Kimberlee and Katherine Wolfe, sisters of the groom, were flower girls. Tyler Horton, nephew of the bride, was ringbearer.

Anna Bartlett, cousin of the bride, was the miniature bride. Blake Bartlett, cousin of the bride, was the miniature groom.

Janet Moore and Anna White, friends of the bride’s family, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Heather Wolfe and Kelly Hill, cousins of the groom.

A program of wedding music was provided by Jim Grant and Michelle Hamm, co-workers of the bride, vocalists, and Camille Frederick, co-worker of the bride, pianist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Brick Village. Lynn Murphy, cousin of the groom, cut the wedding cake. Bobbie Gardner, friend of the bride’s family, poured punch. Steven and Deanna Bartlett, uncle and aunt of the bride, and Eric and Paula Steele, cousins of the bride, greeted guests.

After a wedding trip to Las Vegas, Nev., the couple reside in Pikeville.

Events held before the wedding included a lingerie shower June 10 hosted by Leigh Ann Horton and Paula Steele; a bridal shower April 27 hosted by family and friends of the couple; a bridal shower April 6 hosted by co-workers of the bride; and a Christmas shower Dec. 31 hosted by Leigh Ann Horton and Courtney Howell, sister of the bride.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner June 29 at Free Chapel Church.

Bunch-Bockrath

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Mrs. Bunch

HAWKSNEST BEACH, Virgin Islands — Tina Bockrath of Beverly Hills, Calif., and Velton Ray Bunch of Beverly Hills exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 25 at 8:45 a.m. in St. John, with Anne Marie Porter officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Gary Bockrath of Dayton, Ohio, and Maria Darlene Samuels of Burbank, Calif., and the granddaughter of the late Glen and Mary Longman of Huber Heights, Ohio.

She graduated from St. Edward’s University of Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater arts.

The groom is the son of Dottie Bunch Harper of Pinehurst and the late Velton Bunch of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bunch of Belhaven and the late Bessie Latham of Washington.

He is employed as an Emmy Award-winning composer.

Tonya Samuels was her sister’s maid of honor.

After a wedding trip to St. John, the couple reside in Beverly Hills.

Hoskin-Davidson

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Mrs. Hoskin

CALYPSO — Jessica Marie Davidson and Jesse William Hoskin II exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 23 at 2 p.m. at Calypso Presbyterian Church, with Debby Plumstead Marshall officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Edward Carl Davidson Jr. and Connie Kornegay Summerlin of Mount Olive, the stepdaughter of Wendy Bennett Davidson and Jerry Lynn Summerlin and the granddaughter of Betty Davidson Hall, the late Edward Carl Davidson, Nancy Sue and the late Ransom Henry Dick Kornegay of Mount Olive.

She graduated from Wayne Community College with AS degree in business administration and Mount Olive College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in management and organizational development. She is employed as an accounting clerk at Southern Bank and Trust.

The groom is the son of Jesse William and Sandra Lee Hoskin of Dudley and the grandson of Dixie Lee and the late William Franklin Hoskin of Keener and the late Dewey Crawford and Katie Lee Roberts of Dudley.

He graduated from Wayne Community College. He is employed as an operator mechanic at Mount Olive Pickle Co.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white asymmetrical A-line gown with beaded lace appliques. It had a chapel train.

Her headpiece was a crystal veil embedded with white satin trim.

Bambie Hoskin was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Nicole Parker, Cristy Goodwin, Shenica Simmons and Heather Abel.

Jesse Hoskin was best man.

Groomsmen were David Sholar Jr., Robbie Quinn, Tommy Williams and Thomas Effler.

Casey Thornton was the junior bridesmaid. E.J. Davidson was the junior groomsman.

Hope Thornton was flower girl. Dakota Newsome was ringbearer.

Wendy Thornton directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs was Sue Mervin.

A program of wedding music was provided by Zena Carr, pianist, and Cheryl and Ken Sutton, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the church reception hall. Lynn Hoskin served the weddign cake. Crystal Fowler poured punch.

After a wedding trip to Wilmington, the couple reside in Beautancus.

Events held before the wedding included a lingerie shower hosted by Cristy Goodwin; a bridal shower hosted by Rachel Kornegay, Crystal Fowler and Anita Strickland, aunt and cousins of the bride; a bachelor party hosted by the groomsmen and friends; a bachelorette party hosted by Nicole Parker and Bambie Hoskin; and a bridal shower hosted by the groom’s mother.

A rehearsal dinner was held June 22 at Calypso Presbyterian Church.

Howard-Woodard

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Mrs. Howard

CLAYTON — Shelly Amber Woodard and Andrew Lane Howard exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 16 at 5 p.m. at The Wagnor with Pastor John Howard, cousin of the groom, officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Terry and Tammy Woodard of Princeton and the granddaughter of Rayonell Rose, the late Thomas Hinton, James Woodard and the late Teresa Woodard of Princeton.

The is a 2005 summa cum laude graduate of East Carolina University. She is employed with the Pitt County School system as an elementary school teacher.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Howard of Washington and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lane of Washington and the late Rev. and Mrs. Odell Howard of Greenville.

He is a 2006 graduate of East Carolina University. He is employed with Tom Howard and Associates of Washington.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white matte satin strapless A-line gown. The bodice was embellished with appliqués of beaded champagne lace. The satin was draped on the left side and had a repetition of beaded appliqués that followed the stitching down the side to the hemline. Champagne lace adorned the back of the dress and formed a V down the center where it met the chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a two-tiered fingertip-length veil of Swarovski crystal beads and petite pearls attached to a silver tiara of rhinestones.

The bride carried a bouquet of hand-tied calla lilies with miniature pink roses.

Nikki Capps of Selma was her cousin’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Casey Jones of Wilson Mills, Meredith Hillgrove and Cindy Parrish of Greenville and Jennifer Hinton of Greenville, cousin of the bride.

Thomas Howard was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Joel Howard of Greenville, brother of the groom; Brian Jones of Greenville; and Brandon Woodard and Matthew Woodard of Greensboro, brothers of the bride.

Ushers were Tyler Johnson of Washington and Justin Smith of Poughkee, N.Y.

Joanna Lowery of Toccoa, Ga., cousin of the groom, was flower girl. Grant Capps, cousin of the bride, was ringbearer.

Kimberly Hinton of Princeton, aunt of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Debbie Littleton of Selma and Darlene Moore of Lugoff, S.C., aunts of the bride. Cameron Moore, cousin of the bride, distributed programs.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at The Wagnor. Christy Malham of Princeton served the multi-layered wedding cake. Mackenzie Malham, cousin of the bride, distributed going-away sparklers.

After a wedding trip to Saint Lucia, the couple reside in Washington.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ luncheon at the Tea Room hosted by aunts of the bride; a miscellaneous shower hosted by co-workers of the bride; a scrapbooking recipe card shower hosted by Rayonell Rose, grandmother of the bride, and Kimberly Hinton, aunt of the bride; a lingerie shower hosted by the matron of honor and friends; a bridal shower hosted by Christy Malham, cousin of the bride, and Debbie Littleton, aunt of the bride; and an oyster roast and pig picking engagement party hosted by the groom’s parents.

The groom’s parents held a tropical-themed rehearsal dinner at The Wagnor.

Lambert-Evans

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Mrs. Lambert

SEVEN SPRINGS — Amber Marie Evans of Seven Springs and Michael Jay Lambert of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony May 5 at 3 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Holmes, with the Rev. Sherman Guthrie officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Timothy and Tamsey Evans of Walstonburg and John and Wanda Lane of Seven Springs and the granddaughter of Evelyn Stith and the late Billy Stith of Goldsboro, Dorothy Lane and the late Monroe Lane of Mount Olive and Dorothy Eason and the late Bobby Eason of LaGrange.

She graduated from Spring Creek High School in 2004. She is employed as an administrative assistant at Bryson and Bryson Builders.

The groom is the son of Jay and Linda Lambert of Mount Olive and Jeff and Carolyn Walker of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late Joe and Margie Bass of Pikeville, John Mason of Princeton and Dorothy Mason and Harold and Gale Walker of Goldsboro.

He is employed as a sales representative at Godwin Door and Hardware.

The bride was escorted by her fathers and given in marriage by her family.

She wore an A-line dress of chiffon over satin with a sweep train and a square neckline.

She carried a cascading bouquet of spring flowers.

Kayla Lane was maid of honor.

A program of wedding music was provided by Doug and Celena Smith, vocalists.

Following the ceremony the bride’s family held a reception at Seven Springs Restaurant.

After a wedding trip to South Carolina, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a pig picking May 5th at the home of Jeff and Carolyn Walker hosted by the groom’s family; a wedding shower April 7 at the home of Kyle and Kellie Corbett hosted by Jamie Wilson and Kelli Corbett; and a bachelorette party March 10 hosted by Elizabeth Snith.

Lomax-Davee

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Mrs. Lomax

CHARLOTTE — Amanda Marie Davee of Winston-Salem and Fred Monroe Lomax IV of High Point exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 23 at 6 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. W. Stewart Rawson and the Rev. Mark Diehl officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Charles Robert Davee of Franklin, Tenn., and Rita Ann Livengood of Charlotte and the granddaughter of Ruth Louise Davee and the late Charles William Davee of Columbus, Ind., and Dorothy Elaine and the late Robert Ray Livengood of Indianapolis, Ind.

She graduated from West Charlotte High School, Salem College in Winston-Salem and Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Va., with a Master of Divinity degree. She is an ordained minister of word and sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She is employed as a hospital chaplain at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center of Winston-Salem.

The groom is the son of Fred Monroe Lomax III and Rosalyn Fleming Lomax of Goldsboro and grandson of the late Grace Weston Lomax, Fred Monroe Lomax II, Dorothy Lauaten Lomax and the late Roland and Neva Rogers Fleming of Greenville.

He graduated from Eastern Wayne High School and attended Greensboro College and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is employed as the operations manager at Tamarian Carpets.

The bride was given in marriage by her family.

She wore a white silk gazar Amsale gown with a portrait neckline with an Alencon lace overlay on the bodice.

Her headpiece featured pearls and Swarovski crystals with a cathedral-length veil.

The bride carried a mixed bouquet of white and light pink tulips, peonies, roses, freesia and hypernicum berries.

Leigh Ann Jones Lichty of Charlotte was her friend’s matron of honor, while Rachael Ruth Davee of Eugene, Ore., sister of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Martha Lee Cochrane of Washington D.C., Elisabeth Maria Summerlin Harper of Winston-Salem and Maggie Tipton Curtis, Elizabeth Mills Gray and Courtney Rebecca Taylor of Charlotte, friends of the bride.

Fred Monroe Lomax III was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were the groom's cousins, Robert Weston Lomax of Wilmington and James Andrew Lomax of Washington D.C., cousins of the groom, and William Francis Eason and William Lowe Doss of Charleston, S.C., John David Grady of Wilmington, Matthew Patrick Rice of Fairfax, Va., and David Paul Flowers of Goldsboro, friends of the groom.

Brooklyn Elle Stewart, cousin of the bride, and Catherine Eleanor Patrick and Audrey Ellen Patrick, friends of the bride, were flower girls. Clayton Stewart Mobile and Cale Joseph Mobile, cousins of the bride, were ringbearers.

Leslie Jenkins directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Amanda Covington Anderson. Katy Bernice Rogers Hurn distributed programs.

Scripture readers were Fleming Christian Lomax, sister of the groom, and Evelyn Anne Coleman, friend of the bride.

A program of wedding music was provided by Joyce Stewart, aunt of the bride, vocalist; Lester Ackerman, organist; and Laurel Talley, violinist.

Following the ceremony, a cocktail, dinner and dance reception was held at Byron’s South End of Charlotte.

After a wedding trip to Costa Rica, the couple reside in Greensboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ luncheon June 22 at the Duke Mansion of Charlotte hosted by aunts of the bride; a couple’s shower in Charlotte hosted by friends of the bride; a couple’s shower in Greensboro hosted by the groom’s family; a bridal shower at Salem Tavern in Winston-Salem; a ladies’ brunch and Christmas ornament shower in Charlotte; and an engagement party in Goldsboro hosted by the groom’s family.

A rehearsal dinner was held at Rooftop Rotunda at Holiday Inn Center City in Uptown Charlotte.

Mozingo-Jones

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Mrs. Mozingo

Christine Marie Jones and Jeffrey Allen Mozingo of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony May 26 at 4 p.m. at the home of Donald and Nancy Mozingo, with the Rev. Charles Boyd officiating.

The bride is the daughter of George Rufus and Helen Marie Jones of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late Sam Patrick and Christine Moore Jones of Goldsboro and the late Gordon Wesley and Eulah Frances Bynum of Jacksonville.

She is a 1999 graduate of Southern Wayne High School and a 2006 graduate of Wayne Community with a degree in information systems network administration and support. She is employed with medical records at Goldsboro Medical Clinic.

The groom is the son of Donald Martin Mozingo of Goldsboro and Janice Carol Kornegay of Pink Hill, the stepson of Nancy Joann Mozingo of Goldsboro and the late Glenwood Kornegay of Pink Hill and the grandson of Frances Gaynelle and the late Roy Martin Mozingo of Mount Olive and the late Charlie Deaver Sr. and Rachel Gautier Deaver of Deep Run.

He is a 1999 graduate of Southern Wayne High School. He is employed as an equipment Operator III at the Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Department.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal gown of white satin with spaghetti straps and a V-cut back. The fitted A-line gown was embroidered with silver sequins that wrapped down the front and back.

Her headpiece was a tiara of pearls and rhinestones.

She carried a bouquet of white roses with white ribbon accent on the stems.

Taylor Davis, niece of the bride, and Jessica Hoffman, niece of the groom, were flower girls. Christopher Mozingo, son of the couple, was ringbearer.

Presiding at the register and distributing programs was Lori Mozingo, sister-in-law of the groom.

Special helpers were Paul Brinkley, Donna Mills, Cecil and Wilma Williams, Teresa and Kevin Waters, Caren Wells, Curt and Michael Douglas, Daniel and Cecila Anderson, Todd Jones, Sharon Edwards, George and Helen Jones, Donald and Nancy Mozingo and Keith Grady.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of George and Helen Jones.

After a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a lingerie party May 17 at Texas Steak House hosted by Lisa Jennette.

Newlin-Bradford

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Mrs. Newlin

Nicole P. Bradford and Christopher L. Newlin of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony May 26 at 1 p.m. at Unity Fellowship Church, with Pastor Kelvin Gurley officiating.

The bride is the daughter of LeCora Price and Rita Lancaster of Goldsboro, the stepdaughter of Dan Lancaster and Joan Price and the granddaughter of the late Monroe and Erskine Price and Cedric and Dedamae Sullivan of Goldsboro.

She is a 1995 graduate of Rosewood High School and a 2006 graduate of Johnston Community College with an Associate in Applied Science degree in radiology. She is employed as a radiology technologist at Immediate Care.

The groom is the son of Roy Newlin of Clayton, Del., and Vivian Frazier of Kenansville, the stepson of Lynn Newlin and the grandson of the late Elmer Newlin Jr. and Lillie Mae Hughes of Smyrma, Del., and Dorothy Collins and the late Charles Wagman of Cheswold, Del.

He is a 1985 graduate of Walkersville High School. He is employed as a truck driver at Raynor Farm Services.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore an ivory strapless A-line gown with a sheer taffeta overlay that started at the waist and extended to the chapel-length train. The gown was trimmed in champagne-colored ribbon and embroidery accented with crystal and pearl beading.

Her headpiece was a scroll rhinestone, crystal and pearl tiara with a two-tiered fingertip-length veil trimmed with ivory ribbon..

Kelly Jones was her sister’s matron of honor.

Dawn Dobbins, friend of bride, was the bridesmaid.

J.W. Newlin was his brother’s best man.

Dwayne Miller, friend of groom, was the groomsman.

Katlyn Bradford, daughter of bride, was flower girl. Jordan Bond, nephew of groom, was ringbearer.

Holly Thomas, friend of couple, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Lauren Jones. Hannah and Mckenzie Thomas distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Jarette and Joy Wynne, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held.

After a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple reside in Goldsboro.

A pig picking was held May 26 at the at the home of the bride’s mother.

Peedin-Hill

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Mrs. Peedin

Susan Hill and Larry Albert Peedin exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony May 19 at 3 p.m. at Goldsboro Worship Center, with Percy Coleman officiating.

The bride is the daughter of the late James Edward and Ruth Woodard Hill of Goldsboro .

She is employed as a sales coordinator at Turkington APV.

The groom is the son of Cornelia Peedin of Princeton and the late Albert F. Peedin.

He is employed as a salesman at J.J. Haines.

The bride was escorted by her brother-in-law, Steve Gerencser, and given in marriage by her family.

Donna Mercer was matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Kristina Peedin and Brittany Peedin.

Austin Peedin was best man.

Ushers were Danny Peedin, Steve Peedin and Terry Peedin.

Janice Threewitts directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Krissy Keen. Lexi Clucas, Brittany Hill, Lexi Mercer and Jason Peedin distributed programs.

Honorary bridesmaids were Kathryn Barefoot, Kim Brantham, Lynette Howell, Beth Jones, Carla Massengill and Judy Smith.

A program of wedding music was provided by Wanda Becton, pianist, and Jamie Clucas and Caroline Clucas, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s family held a reception at the church fellowship center.

After a wedding cruise to the Virgin Islands ,the couple reside in Princeton.

Events held before the wedding included a luau party May 5 at the home of John and Donna Mercer hosted by friends; a lawn and garden shower May 4 at the home of Curtis and Debbie Kennedy hosted by the Kennedys; a wedding party April 28 at the home of Karl and Linda Morris hosted by family; a bridal shower April 15 at Antioch Presbyterian Church hosted by family; a bridal shower March 21 at Turkington APV hosted by friends; and a surprise engagement party Feb. 4 at Hevi-Duty Electric hosted by friends.

A rehearsal dinner was held at Goldsboro Worship Center.

Sloan-Floars

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Mrs. Sloan

Morgan Blaire Floars and Stephen Ray Sloan exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 23 at 6 p.m. at Faith Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dann Patrick and the Rev Christian Powell officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Bobby Darryl and Tammy Hamm Floars of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Bobby G. and Norma Ray Floars and A.J. and Pat Hamm of Goldsboro.

She is a 2006 graduate of Faith Christian Academy and attends Johnston Community College for a degree in radiography. She is employed as a claims technician at Sentry Insurance.

The groom is the son of Walter R. Sloan Jr. and Peggy Cordell Sloan of Goldsboro and the grandson of Carleen Sloan and the late Walter R Sloan Sr. of Nashville, Tenn., and Richard and Marie Cordell of Goldsboro.

He is a 2005 graduate of Faith Christian Academy and attends Campbell University for a degree in math and science. He is employed as a claims technician at Sentry Insurance.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a a formal gown of candlelight satin with a bodice of pearls and beading. The A-line skirt cascaded into a grand cathedral-length train.

Her headpiece was a single-layer elbow-length veil with pearl embellishments attached to a comb of pearls and rhinestones. She wore a strand of pearls that belonged to her late maternal great-grandmother Lilly Wiley.

Holly Dawson of Goldsboro was her cousin’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Jennifer Haas, Lauren Stocks, Stephanie Cash and Kelly Dawson of Goldsboro, Sarelle Pendergraft of Wilson, Mckenzi Hurt of Jonesborough, Tenn., Brittany Jones and Christina Jones of Princeton, friends of the bride, and April Baines and Ashley Baines of Cummings, Ga., cousins of the groom.

Walter Sloan Jr. was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Bobby and Bradley Floars, brothers of the bride, Jason Patel, Stephen Patel, Nathaniel Patel, Daniel Patel, Jonathan McNeese, Tommy Moran and T.J. Sasser of Goldsboro and Drew Cowin of Rochelle, Ill., friends of groom.

Madeline Clark, friend of the bride, was the junior bride. Blake Floars, brother of bride, was the junior groom.

Alia Pittman, friend of the bride, was flower girl. Garrett Pendergraft, cousin of the bride, was ringbearer.

Matthew Hamm was the bell ringer.

Sue Floars and Angela Floars directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Amy Baines and Anna Cox. Meredith Clark and Lauren Smith distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Jan Haas, pianist; Amanda Montepeque and Dave Coffey, vocalists; Domenique Tanzini, harpist; and Melissa Marcum, keyboardist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Lane Tree Golf Club. Scott Hamm was coordinator. Matthew Hamm, Lauren Smith and Blake Floars distributed birdseed. Don and Jessica Clark, Mike and Karen Woodard and Aaron and Jessica Pendergraft greeted guests. Michele Overton and Loi Hamm, aunts of the bride, served the wedding cake. Tammy Cannon, aunt of the bride, and Ginger Baines, aunt of the groom, served the groom’s cake.

After a wedding trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal brunch June 22 at the Royal Tea Room hosted by Tracy Pendergraft, Karen Woodard and Michele Overton; a tool party June 19 hosted by Bobby Floars; a shower May 1 hosted by ladies of Faith Church; a shower April 29 at the home of Carolyn Hardison hosted by Ms. Hardison, Andrea Brisson and Shannon Smith; a lingerie shower April 27 at the home of A.J. and Pat Hamm hosted by Holly Dawson and Kelly Dawson; and an engagement party Oct. 6 at the home of the bride hosted by the bride’s parents.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner June 22 at Faith Free Will Baptist church fellowship hall.

Stone-Shaffer

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Mrs. Stone

Jennifer Shaffer and Bobby Ray Stone III exchanged vows in a double- ring garden ceremony May 19 at 1 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Stone, grandparents of the groom, with the Rev. George Stone, uncle of the groom, officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Dorothy Bolyard of Athens, Ga.

She is a graduate of Spring Grove High School in Pennsylvania. She is employed as a sales associate at Walmart.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby R. Stone Jr. of Goldsboro and the grandson of Bobby Ray and Christine Brown Stone.

He is a graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School. He is employed with Stone Construction.

The bride was escorted by her brother and given in marriage by her mother and brother.

She wore a formal gown of white matte satin with a dropped waist and a chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a finger-tipped veil of silk illusion attached to a tiara of crystals and pearls.

Melanie Kirby was matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Katherine Hinnant, Clarissa Adams and Paula Casey, friends of the bride.

Alex Bain was best man.

Groomsmen were Henry King and Chris Bunn, friends of the groom.

Bethanie Kirby and Autumn Heath were flower girls. Blake Stone and Kenny Wertz, brothers of the groom, were ringbearers.

Following the ceremony, the groom’s parents and grandparents held a reception in the gardens of the home.

After a wedding trip to Indian Beach, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower May 5 at the home of Chris and Bob Stone; and a bridesmaids’ luncheon May 16 at Lane Tree Golf Club hosted by Sheri McDonald and Julia Talton.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner May 18 at their home.

Cape - Aiton

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Mrs. Cape

WILLMINGTON — Casey Lea Aiton of Cary and Jonathan Thomas Cape of Cary exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 29 at 3:30 p.m. at Landfall Country Club, with the Rev. Matt Blair officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Joseph Edmund Aiton Jr. and Phyllis Jean Aiton of Goldsboro and Danny Alford of Youngsville and the granddaughter of Joseph Edmund Aiton Sr. and Eunice Aiton of Greenwood, S.C., Frederick and Alice Pearl Adams of Mount Olive, Betty Rose Martin and the late Thomas Carroll Martin of Dudley and the Rev. and Mrs. F. G. Alford of Goldsboro.

She is a graduate of Wayne Christian School and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing. She is employed as a clinical research associate at PPD Inc. of Cary.

The groom is the son of James Thomas Cape of Maybleton, Ga., and Sharon Cape Parsons of Watkinsville, Ga., and the grandson of Jannette Cape, the late James Thomas Cape Sr., Betty Grip and the late John A. Grip.

He is a graduate of Oconee County High School and Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. He is employed as a branch manager at Sun Trust Inc. of Cary.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white duchess silk satin strapless gown. The draped bodice was topped with a sweetheart neckline and a rum pink sash. It had a trumpet skirt and chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a fingertip-length ivory tulle veil with an ivory corded edge.

The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of ivory roses, white calla lilies, green cymbidiums, pale pink bouvardia and green berries.

Susan Adams Alphin was her niece’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Amanda Cape Holliday, aunt of the groom; Kathryn Schanen Kissam and Jenna Ruth Martin, cousins of the bride; and Michelle Ramos Stamey, friend of the bride.

James Thomas Cape Jr. was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Joseph Kyle Aiton, brother of the bride; Vance Calvin Alphin Jr., uncle of the bride; and Timothy G. Clinkscales and Glynn Alan Harrison, friends of the groom.

Cassie Nicole Alphin and Kristin Alyse Alphin, cousins of the bride, were flower girls. Vance Calvin Alphin III, cousin of the bride, was ringbearer.

Lee-Ann Keen directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs was Debbie Annette Helderman.

A program of wedding music was provided by Nathan Lean, pianist, and Jimmy Lewis Martin, uncle of the bride, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, Joe and Phyllis Aiton held a reception at the country club. Richard and Christy Lanier and Giles and JoAnn Schanen, uncles and aunts of the bride, greeted guests.

After a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple reside in Cary.

Events held before the wedding included a girls’ night out March 30 hosted by friends of the bride; a wedding shower March 10 at the home of Christy Lanier hosted by Ms. Lanier, Melissa Garten, Tracey Gregory, Tracy Smith, Anita Martin, Betty Martin and Debbie Helderman; and a bridesmaids’ breakfast at Bluewater of Wrightsville Beach hosted by Susan Alphin, Jenny Dexter and Kathryn Kissam.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at the Dye Club of Landfall.

Gardner - Winders

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Mrs. Gardner

Natalie Brock Winders and Justin Carlo Gardner of Pikeville exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 9 at 4 p.m. at Free Chapel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, with Dr. Fred Clifford officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Randy Brock Winders Sr. and Wanda Mozingo Winders of Pikeville and the granddaughter of Rosalee Brock Winders and the late William Hilton Winders Sr. of Goldsboro and Rachel Jackson Mozingo and the late LLoyd Hilton Mozingo of Pikeville.

She is a 2003 graduate of Wayne Christian School and a 2006 graduate of Wayne Community College with an Associate in Applied Science degree in dental hygiene. She will be employed as a registered dental hygienist with Hinnant and Hinnant DDS PA.

The groom is the son of Aaron “Carlo” and Sherry Gardner of Pikeville and Brooks and Lynn Byrd Owens of Wilson and the grandson of James Edward and Dorothy Thorn Gardner of Pikeville and Dallas Stevens and Jean Byrd and the late Christine Kilpatrick Byrd of Mount Olive.

He is a 2002 graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School, a 2003 graduate of Wayne Community College with a diploma in welding technology and a 2004 graduate of Sampson Community College with an Associate in Applied Science degree in welding technology. He attends Wayne Community College for an Associate in Applied Science degree in industrial systems technology. He is employed as a maintenance technician at Electrolux in Kinston.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a a white matte satin strapless mermaid gown with a scalloped chapel-length train. It had a white lace overlay with pearls and Swarovski crystal beading throughout.

Her headpiece was a tiara of Swarovski crystals and pearls with elbow-length veil enhanced with matching Swarovski crystals and pearls.

The bride carried a tied bouquet of white roses, stock and pink hypericum berries.

Jeannine Winders Williams was her sister’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Chelsey Mozingo of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Jessica Winders, cousins of the bride; Christy Gardner, sister of the groom; and Bethany Anderson of Raleigh, friend of the bride.

Carlo Gardner was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Brock Winders, brother of the bride; Derek Hill of Wilmington, cousin of the groom; and Chris Ginn and Frazier Sanders, friends of the groom.

Alanya Odom, cousin of the bride, was flower girl. Jackson Taylor of Lynchburg, Va., cousin of the bride, was ringbearer.

Hope Ham, aunt of the bride, and Jennifer Parks, cousin of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Ashley Suggs, friend of the bride. Graham Price, friend of the bride, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Bradley Collier, cousin of the bride, pianist, and Christy Unroe of Roanoke, Va., cousin of the bride, and Susan Brock and Tyron Corbett, cousins of the groom, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the church. Renee Mozingo of Myrtle Beach, aunt of the bride, and Megan Barnes of Roanoke, cousin of the bride, cut the wedding cake. Kim Kornegay of Mount Olive and Terry Anderson of Pikeville, aunts of the groom, poured punch.

After a wedding trip to Occidental Grand Xcaret of Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple reside in Pikeville.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower May 27 at the home of Dallas and Jean Byrd, grandparents of the groom hosted by the groom’s grandmother and mother; a bridal shower May 20 at Free Chapel Church hosted by the family of the groom’s father; a bridal shower April 29 at the home of Hilton and Arlene Winders hosted by the bride’s family; and a bachelorette and lingerie party April 28 in Raleigh hosted by Michelle Odom and Jennifer Parks, cousins of the bride.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner June 8 at Free Chapel Church.

Johnson - Armond

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Mrs. Johnson

Octavia Tawana Armond and Ronnie Carlos Johnson exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 16 at noon at Goldsboro-Raleigh Assembly, with Apostle Walter L. Barbour and the Rev. Claude Foy III of Trenton, uncle of the bride, officiating.

The bride is the daughter of McDonald Sr. and Robin Armond of Dudley and the granddaughter of Bernice Armond of Vandemere and the late Claude and Josephine Foy and Henry Armond.

She is a graduate of Eastern Wayne High School and Elizabeth City State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music. She is employed with Wayne County Public Schools as a music educator.

The groom is the son of Herbert W. and Delores Johnson of Accokeek, Md., and the grandson of the late Alvin and Shirley Johnson.

He graduated from Gwynn Park High School in Maryland and Mount Olive College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. He served as a paralegal in the Air Force. He is employed as a claims representative with the Social Security Administration.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal white sheath one-piece strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline and a zipper back closure in Roma Dupion Silk. The overlaid Schiffli lace embellished with scattered clear sequins, Swarovski crystal bead clusters and white seed pearls created the fitted bodice. Dupion silk asymmetrically fell to a side pleat at the right where the Schiffli lace ended. The full-length trumpet design skirt cascaded into a chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a tiara of gold and Australian crystals that peaked in the center front with a detachable diamond-white cathedral-length veil with scattered Australian and Swarovski crystals.

The bride carried a cascading bouquet of miniature and large calla lilies accented with lilies of the field and greenery embellished with Australian crystals in the center of each bloom. Flowing onto the loops of white sheer organza ribbon were iridescent beaded trimmings.

Lowanda Sherrod of Goldsboro was her friend’s matron of honor, while Cynthia Royal of Atlanta, Ga., friend of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Gisele Abron of Greensboro, cousin of the bride; Allison Lambert of Greensboro, and Tonya Barbour of Goldsboro, friends of the bride; and Tennille Daniels of Baltimore, Md., niece of the groom.

Darryl Gibson of Clayton and Min. David Frederick of Raleigh, friends of the groom, were best men.

Groomsmen were McDonald Armond Jr. of Jacksonville, ,Ala., brother of the bride; Roy Green of Durham and George Johnson of Mount Olive, friends of the groom; and Jason Johnson of Okinawa, Japan, uncle of the groom.

Ushers, greeters, hostesses and valets were relatives and friends of the couple.

The honorary bridal court included Pastor Izola Barbour of Goldsboro; Pastors William and Gale Shiver of Greenville, Min. Shirley Coley of Goldsboro and Roger and Paula Minor of Charlotte, friends of the couple; Spencer and Mary Singleton of Charlotte, godparents of the bride; Robert and Geneva Foy of Virginia Beach, Va., uncle and aunt of the bride; and Neicy Jackson-Foy of Trenton and Beulah Armond of Greensboro, aunts of the bride.

Junior Attendants were Rhyna Minor of Winchester, Va., friend of the bride; Shekinah Bryant of Fayetteville; Diamond Thompson of Goldsboro, friend of the couple; and Tisean McGarrell of Hampton, Va., cousin of the bride.

DeKiya and DeShara Thomas of Goldsboro, friends of the couple, were flower girls. Jamari Miller of Pollocksville, cousin of the bride, was ringbearer.

Cup Bearer was Willie Bowman Jr. of Bronx, N.Y., cousin of the bride.

Addie Bryant of Dudley, friend of the couple, directed the wedding. Neicy Jackson-Foy, aunt, and Audrea White of Charlotte, friend of the bride, coordinated the wedding.

A program of wedding music was provided by Neressia Ross and Allison Lambert, family and friends of the couple, vocalists, and Min. Patricia Grantham, Bobby Sherard, Milton Waters, Dujuan Gardner, Adrian Gardner, Spencer Singleton and Wayne White, family and friends of the couple.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the church fellowship hall. Corey and Emika Barbour of Wilmington and Jeffrey and Gwen Aultman of Dudley, friends of the couple, greeted guests. Gwen Aultman of Dudley, friend of the couple, was director. Presiding at the gift register were Carlton and Peggy Kornegay of Dudley, friends of the couple.

Out-of-town guests were from Atlanta, Alabama, the Bahamas, Florida, Maryland, Nebraska, Saudi Arabia, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

After a wedding cruise to the southern Caribbean, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events before the wedding included a weekend getaway June 9 through 11 to the Rivers Resort in Fayetteville, W. Va., hosted by the groomsmen; a miscellaneous shower June 6 at Spring Creek Elementary School hosted by school employees; a miscellaneous shower June 6 hosted by employees of the Social Security Administration office; a lingerie shower June 2 at the home of Min. Shirley Coley hosted by the bridesmaids; a bridesmaids’ getaway shopping weekend May 18 through 20 in New York; a miscellaneous shower May 5 at the home of the bride’s parents hosted by the bridesmaids; and a first Christmas shower Dec. 23 at the home of Jeff and Gwen Aultman hosted by Stephanie Sutton, Shauna and Gwen Aultman, friends of the couple.

The bride’s parents held a pre-rehearsal luncheon June 15 at their home.

Keener - Moore

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Mrs. Keener

Melinda Jo Moore and Jonathan Mark Keener exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 16 at 2 p.m. at Bethel Church, with the Rev. Steve Holder and the Rev. Alvin C. Keener officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Linda Suggs Moore of Goldsboro and the late Joseph Ronald Moore Sr. of Harrels and the granddaughter of the late Almer and Liston Moore of Harrels and Mavis Suggs and the late James Suggs of Pikeville.

She is a graduate of Charles B. Aycock High school and Johnston Community College with a degree in cosmetology. She is employed as a hair stylist at Sizzor Trix.

The groom is the son of the Rev. Alvin Clark and Lillian Gardner Keener of LaGrange and the grandson of the late Mark Keener and Martha Keener of Jessup, Ga., and Donna Gardner and the late Joseph Gardner of Screven, Ga.

He is a graduate of Parrot Arendall Academy and East Carolina University with a degree in business management. He is employed as a teacher at Cleveland Middle School of Garner.

The bride was escorted by the Rev. Steve Holder and given in marriage by her family.

She wore a champagne strapless two-piece lace beaded skirt with a corset bodice and a lace-up back.

Her headpiece was a champagne cathedral-length veil with pearls.

The bride carried a bouquet of multicolored Gerber daisies and chrysanthemums.

Kristie Howell, friend of the bride, and Erica Moore, sister-in-law of the bride, were matrons of honor.

Bridesmaids were Kellie Keener, sister-in-law of the groom, Carla Foran, Mindy Barrett, Caitlyn Weeks, Amber Summers, Jennifer Sexton and Tana Horne.

Alvin Keener was best man.

Groomsmen were Daniel Keener and Adam Keener, brothers of the groom; Joey Moore and Allen Moore, brothers of the bride; Tyler McCall; Drew McGowan; Troy Horne; Stewart Howell; Kendrick Exum; and Steven Reese.

Tressa Horne, friend, was the junior bridesmaid.

Brenna Moore was flower girl. Callahan Reese was ringbearer.

Kim Scrufari and Lisa Jones directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs were Clare Narron and Cara Narron.

A program of wedding music was provided by Rich Holder, pianist, and Melinda Moore, Crystal Vinson and Allen Moore, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church family life center.

After a wedding trip to Bar Harbor, Maine, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a man shower June 1 hosted by Cleveland Middle School teachers; a lingerie shower May 18 hosted by Kristie Howell; a miscellaneous shower April 22 hosted by family and friends; a Pampered Chef shower March 26 hosted by Linda McCaskil and Caitlyn Weeks; a miscellaneous shower March 25 hosted by the Keener family; and a man shower March 3 hosted by the Keener family and Allen Moore.

A rehearsal dinner was held in the church family life center.

Parker - Rose

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Mrs. Parker

Moyock — Molly Joan-Ellen Rose and Benjamin William Parker exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 16 at 4 p.m. at Moyock Baptist Church, with the Rev. Vic Ramsey officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Rose of Moyock and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Rose Jr. of Moyock and William Privott and the late Margarette Lane Privott of Nags Head.

She is a graduate of Meredith College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with K-6 certification. She is employed as a kindergarten teacher with Currituck County Schools.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Parker of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Parker of Goldsboro and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ham of Kings Mountain.

He graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in agronomy-turfgrass management. He is employed as assistant superintendent at the Currituck Club in Corolla.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her family.

She wore a sleeveless satin beaded ball gown with a cathedral-length train and sweetheart neckline.

Her headpiece was her mother’s chapel-length veil trimmed in Alencon lace with a fingertip veil.

The bride carried a bouquet of stargazer lilies and pink roses.

Emily Rose was her sister’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Casey Rose Kolar of Moyock, cousin of the bride; and Kristy Corbo of Currituck, Lindsey Harrelson of Moyock, Ashley Flouhouse of Waxhaw, Courtney Chewning of Goldsboro and Lauren Searcy of East Flat Rock, friends of the bride.

David Parker was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Wes Parker of Goldsboro, brother of the groom; Grady Rose of Moyock, brother of the bride; and Greg Hook, Michael Ellis and Matthew Moore of Goldsboro, friends of the groom.

Ramona Humphries and Connie Harrelson directed the ceremony. Presiding at the guest register were Lauren Powers and Lindsey McEvoy.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the soundside home of the bride’s parents. Sarah Edwards greeted guests.

After a wedding cruise to the Bahamas, the couple reside in Kill Devil Hills.

Events before the wedding including a bridesmaids’ luncheon June 15 hosted by Sheila Romm and Marion Thorn; a shower May 15th at Griggs Elementary School hosted by her kindergarten team; a kitchen and recipe shower May 11 in Moyock, hosted by friends; a shower April 29 in Moyock hosted by Casey Kolar; and a shower April 14 in Goldsboro hosted by Terri Thompson.

Sparrow - Wilson

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Mrs. Sparrow

Jennifer Elizabeth Wilson and Jeffry Spencer Sparrow exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 16, at 4 p.m. at Pikeville Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, with Dr. Don Sauls officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Wiley Norwood and Sandra Hartley Wilson of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Elizabeth Wooten, the late Norwood Cole Wilson, Mary Hartley Beard and the late William Arthur Hartley of Goldsboro.

She graduated in 2000 from Wayne Christian School and Wayne Community College in 2002 with a degree in early childhood education and in 2005 with a degree in medical office administration. She is employed as an instructional assistant at Grantham School.

The groom is the son of Elvin Pete and Cynthia Whaley Jones of Seven Springs and the grandson of Mary Lee Register of Kinston and the late Clarence Jones of Kinston and the late Ralph Spencer Whaley, Judy Ward Gibson and Phillip Gibson of Seven Springs.

He is a 1999 graduate of Southern Wayne High School and a 2004 graduate of the basic law enforcement training. He is employed as a deputy sheriff at the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white gown of satin with a fitted bodice of embroidery and sequins. The dropped waistline led to a bustled skirt accented by tucking of sequins.

Allison Speight was matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Julie Faucette, Paige Serlick and Melissa Howell.

Derek Sparrow was best man.

Groomsmen were Pete Jones, James Serlick and Matt Miller.

Ushers were Derek Sparrow, Pete Jones, James Serlick and Matt Miller.

Bailey Jones was flower girl. Kirk Miller was ringbearer.

Lynn Mooring directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs were Pam Minshew and Debbie Moore

A program of wedding music was provided by Jason Cox, pianist and vocalist; and Jaime Cox, vocalist; and Jeff Martin, sound technician.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church fellowship hall. Jennifer Hansley cut the wedding cake. Jean Biggerstaff, Patricia Speight, Trudi Rast, Stephanie Sauls and Brandi Hinnant were servers.

After a wedding trip to Kona, Hawaii, the couple reside in Pikeville.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ brunch/spa June 9 hosted by Sandra Wilson and Twonana Campbell; a tool shower June 2 hosted by Derek Speight and Wiley Wilson; a lingerie shower June 2 hosted by Julie Faucette and Allison Speight; a miscellaneous shower May 16 hosted by kindergarten co-workers at Grantham School; a bachelorette weekend May 12 hosted by the bridesmaids; a miscellaneous shower May 6 hosted by Lynn and Elaine Hartley, Renee Hinson and Sheila Stafford; a home and garden shower April 22 hosted by Cindy Jones; a shower March 28 hosted by the LOV group; and a Christmas shower Dec. 27 hosted by Sandra Wilson and Allison Speight.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner June 15 at Pikeville Church.

Strickland - Waters

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Mrs. Strickland

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Stacey Marie Waters of Nahunta and Charles Briggs Strickland exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony May 19 at 6 p.m. at Garden of Love Wedding Chapel, with the Rev. Anthony Mayberry officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Willie Marvin Waters Jr. of Nahunta and Patricia Howell Plourde of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Melvin G. Wells of Nahunta and Marjorie S. Wells, Betty B. Howell and the late Billy Ray Howell of Goldsboro.

She is a 1999 graduate of Rosewood High School and a 2002 graduate of Wayne Community College. She is employed as a life and accident insurance agent at AIG/American General.

The groom is the son of Pamela Briggs Strickland and the late William Strickland Jr. of Raleigh and the grandson of the late William and Minnie Lee Strickland of Clinton and the late Charles Leonard and Elda Janet Briggs of Valdese.

He is a 1999 graduate of Millbrook High School in Raleigh and a 2006 graduate of North Carolina State University. He is employed as a life and accident insurance agent at AIG/American General.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal two-piece matte satin strapless dress with a natural waistline and a chapel train. It had iridescent rocailles crystal and seed beads around the top, middle and bottom.

Jessica W. Smith was her sister’s matron of honor.

William Strickland was his brother’s best man.

Alexis, daughter, was flower girl.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Luxor Hotel’s Pharroes Restaurant in Las Vegas.

After a wedding trip to Las Vegas, the couple reside in Nahunta.

The bride’s family will hold a pig picking wedding shower June 30.

Events held before the wedding included a shower May 5 in Raleigh hosted by the groom’s family.

Sykes - Whitley

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Mrs. Sykes

EMERALD ISLE — Sarah Bynum Whitley and Neel Lee Sykes exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 16 at 6:45 p.m. at Surf du Soleil, with the Rev. Christopher Turner officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Whitley Jr. of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Daniel Whitley Sr., Marguerite Waldenmaier Whitley, R. William Bynum III and Jean Reddick Bynum of Stantonsburg.

She is a graduate of Wayne Country Day and East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in art. She was presented at the North Carolina Debutante Ball in 2004.

The groom is the son of James Marion and Jennifer Cooke Sykes of Mount Olive and the grandson of Charles O’Neal and Dorothy Draughon Sykes of Mount Olive and Dorothy Warrick Cooke of Goldsboro.

He graduated from Wayne Country Day and James Sprunt Community College with an associate degree in electrical electronics. He will attend East Carolina University for a bachelor’s degree in construction management.

The bride was given in marriage by father.

She wore a dress of four-ply silk satin and Alencon lace with seed pearls and iridescent sequins. It had a drop waist and an embellished lace off-the-shoulder bodice that gave way to draped silk sleevelets. It had an embellished lace-accented skirt that faded into a cathedral train accented with vines and a border of the embellished lace.

Her headpiece was a veil of sheer silk illusion bordered with satin ribbon.

The bride carried a bouquet of stargazer lilies, green hydrangea and white miniature calla lilies.

Jennifer Laura Knutson was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Maggy Kennedy Jones and Amy Nowell Rhymer, sorority sisters of the bride; Mariana Garcia, friend of the bride; and Stephanie Lauren Sykes, sister of the groom.

James Marion Sykes was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Christopher Charles Sykes, brother of the groom; Daniel Whitley III and William Macon Whitley, brothers of the bride; and Casey Lee Anderson, friend of the groom.

Mandy Moreale directed the wedding.

Honorary bridesmaids were Emily Ann Bynum, cousin of the bride, and Amanda Whaley Anderson, friend of the couple.

A program of wedding music was provided by Amanda Whaley Anderson and Amy Nowell Rhymer, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Surf du Soleil.

After a wedding trip to Hawaii, the couple reside in Greenville.

Events held before the wedding included a dinner and dance June 2 at Southern Wayne Country Club hosted by the groom’s family; a dinner party May 18 at the Brass Lantern in Dunn hosted by the groom’s family; an engagement party Jan. 6 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Logan hosted by friends; a Christmas shower Nov. 26 hosted by Susana Garcia and Mariana Garcia; and a bridesmaid’s luncheon at White Oak River Bistro in Swansboro hosted Faye Bynum, aunt of the bride, and Marguerite Whitley and Jean Bynum, grandmothers of the bride.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner June 15 at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.

Bedford - Holcomb

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Mrs. Bedford

PRINCETON — Kathryn Christine Holcomb of Pikeville and Matthew Thomas Bedford exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 21 at 2 p.m. at Whitley Church, with Andy Stovall officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Marvin D. Holcomb of Pikeville and Linda M. Hare of Surf City and the granddaughter of Jim Holcomb of Beckley, W.Va., and Aideen Audet, Joanne Hare and the late William Baron Hare of Surf City.

She is a graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School and Barton College with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She is employed as a registered nurse in the intensive care unit.

The groom is the son of Henry T. and Elaine L. Bedford of Kenly and the grandson of J.T Bedford and Barbara Bedford of Kenly and the late T.L and Essie Lewis of Goldsboro.

He graduated from Charles B. Aycock High School and attends Wayne Community College for a business degree. He is employed as a data technician at Dealer’s Specialties.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

Kristina Wiley was matron of honor, while Joanne Holcomb, sister of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Nichole Hare, cousin of the bride, and Amanda Bedford, sister of the groom.

Henry Bedford was best man.

Groomsmen were Jason Bridgers, Daniel Lancaster, brother of the bride, and David Wiley.

Aubrey Lynn Wooley was flower girl. Conner Hare was ringbearer.

Kirsten Stovall directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Lauren Hare. Francis Pate and Jennifer Lancaster distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by David Wiley and Pam Bedford, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the church.

After a wedding trip to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a shower at Whitley Church hosted by the bride’s family and the church; a shower at Whitley Church hosted by the groom’s family; a bachelorette party hosted by Joanne Holcomb and Kristina Wiley; and a lingerie party at the home of Sheila Pate hosted by Joanne Holcomb, sister of the bride.

A rehearsal dinner was held at Whitley Church.

Corbett - Newman

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Mrs. Corbett

PIKEVILLE — Shanna Ladell Newman of Goldsboro and Jason Eugene Corbett exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 28 at 4 p.m. at Pikeville Pentecostal Free Will Baptist, with Pastor Don Sauls and Pastor Horace Johnson officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Michael and Kathy Pate Newman of Fremont and the granddaughter of Henry and Ethel Showalter Newman of Denver, Pa., and Ladell Barnes and the late Leland Pate of Fremont.

She is employed as a retail wireless consultant at US Cellular.

The groom is the son of Tyron Corbett and Ellen Parnell Corbett of Goldsboro and the grandson of Donald and Betty Jean Blow Corbett. Maxine Phillips and the late Clifton Parnell of Goldsboro.

He is employed as vice president at Corbett Tile Co.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white satin strapless A-line dress with a cuff neckline and pleated Capri-colored sash at the waist, a fingertip-length two-tiered veil with a white corded edge.

She carried a bouquet of white and blue Gerber daisies, white daisies and grandmother’s Bible.

Tabitha Bass was her friend’s matron of honor, while Keri McCahan, friend of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Lindsey Newman and Allison Newman, sisters of the bride; Lisa Gardner, cousin of the bride; Lashonda Quinn, friend of the bride; Mary Ellen Corbett, sister of the groom; Carey Ginn, cousin of the groom; and Nikki de Varona, friend of the couple.

Tyron Corbett was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Miguel de Varona and Jose de Varona, friends of the couple; Stephen Terry, friend of the groom; Kris Pate, cousin of the bride; Matthew Rast and Daniel Kirby, cousins of the groom; and Mike Gardner and Rodney Pipkin, friends of the groom.

Ushers were Lee Brock, cousin of the groom; Alan Hinnant, friend of the couple; and Jonathan Gardner, cousin of the bride.

Nancy Norris, friend of the couple, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Ashley Philips, friend of the bride. Karen Peele, cousin of the bride, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Renee Futrelle, aunt of the groom, pianist, and Kimble Pate, Keri McCahan and Tyron Corbett, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Steak Barn. Susan Brock, aunt of the groom, and Dana Kirby, cousin of the groom, served the wedding cake. Karen Peele greeted guests and poured punch. Sonny and Betty Brown, uncle and aunt of the bride, said good-byes.

After a wedding trip to Kings Dominion and Williamsburg, Va., the couple reside in Fremont.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ luncheon April 22 hosted by the bride’s parents; a bachelor party April 21 hosted by Tyron Corbett and friends of the groom; a bachelorette and lingerie party April 14 hosted by Keri McCahan, Tabitha Bass and Ashley Philips; a luncheon March 24 hosted by aunts of the bride; a miscellaneous shower March 18 hosted by aunts of the groom; and a pampered bride shower Feb. 18 hosted by Lisa Gardner.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at Pikeville Church.

Goodger - Dean

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Mrs. Goodger

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Elizabeth Brooke Dean of Bethesda, Md., and Brian Kent Goodger of Bethesda exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony May 5 at 5 p.m. at the University of Maryland Memorial Chapel, with Father Lawrence Hernandez officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Winston J. and Caroline Patton Dean of Rockville, Md., and the granddaughter of Lucille Gaddy and the late Walter Vance Dean of Monroe and Perry and Vivian DeHart Patton of LaGrange.

She is a 2003 graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park and a 2005 graduate of the University of Maryland University College with a master’s degree in e-commerce. She was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. She is employed as a contract specialist at the National Cancer Institute.

The groom is the son of Donald Kent and Patricia Elko Goodger of Laurel, Md., and the grandson of Gladys Goodger and the late Kenneth Goodger of Hyattsville, Md., and Helen Elko and the late Nicholas Elko of Johnstown, Pa.

He is a 1997 graduate of Frostburg State University and a 2006 graduate of the University of Maryland University College with a master’s degree in management and a concentration in procurement and contracts management. He is employed as a contracting officer at the office of the secretary with the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a a sleeveless candlelight organza A-line gown with ribbon detail on the waist and the skirt. The chapel-length veil was candlelight tulle with ribbon appliqués.

She carried a bouquet of yellow and ivory roses, shasta daisies and yellow Gerber daisies with baby’s breath and greenery.

Jessica Kerr Dean was her sister-in-law’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Nicole Rossel, Sandra Lang, Katie Harkness and Lisa Goodger, sister of the groom.

Peter O’Neil was best man.

Groomsmen were Wes Whalen, Dan Smiczek, Mark Krukar and Bret Patton Dean, brother of the bride.

Ushers were Matthew Perry Patton and Marvin Allen.

Rebecca Elizabeth Dean, niece of the bride, was honorary flower girl.

A program of wedding music was provided by Sunny Helms, organist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a cocktail hour and reception at the University of Maryland College Inn and Conference Center in College Park.

After a wedding trip to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, the couple reside in Bethesda.

Events held before the wedding included a miscellaneous shower April 14 at Laurel Women’s Club hosted by the groom’s mother; a bridal shower March 26 hosted by co-workers of the bride; a bachelorette dinner Feb. 17; and a bridal shower Feb. 17 hosted by Jessica Kerr Dean.

The groom's parents held a rehearsal dinner at 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant at College Park Airport.

Jarnagin - Bish

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Mrs. Jarnagin

Jena Marlene Bish and 2nd Lt. John Brooks Jarnagin exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony May 19 at 4 p.m. at First Pentecostal Holiness Church, with Pastor Jimmy Whitfield officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Jenny Harrell Coudriet of Goldsboro and Robert L. Bish of Clarion, Pa., and the granddaughter of Calvin and Marlene Edwards and Ellis and Janet Harrell of Goldsboro and Robert and Jane Bish of Clarion.

She is a 2004 graduate of Rosewood High School and attends Pitt Community College.

The groom is the son of Willie and Delette Carroll Jarnagin of Goldsboro and the grandson of Bill and Peggy Carroll of Goldsboro, Russ and Pat Westfall of North Adams, Mass., the late Keith Jarnagin of Marysville, Calif., and Reba Westfall of Stockton, Calif.

He graduated from Southern Wayne High School in 2002 and East Carolina University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice with a minor in military science. He is serving in the Army with military intelligence.

The bride was escorted by her brother and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a strapless matte satin A-line gown with a sweetheart neckline and an embroidered bodice with crystal beading and a gathered train with crystal appliqués.

Her headpiece was a tiara accented with crystals and an elbow-length veil with a rolled satin edge.

The bride carried a cascading bouquet of white and red roses, stephanotis, delphinium and green foliage.

Summer Graham was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Jessica and Lindsay Jarnagin, sisters of the groom, and Katie England, friend of the bride.

Willie Jarnagin was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Jim Bish, brother of the bride, and Jeffery O’Neal and Scott Walker, friends of the groom.

Brian Taylor, cousin of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Nikki Zombolas, friend of the bride. Laken and Thomas Barnes, cousins of the bride, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Carolyn Castanata, pianist, and Boy and Lydia Mills, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Lane Tree Golf Club. Rick Thornton provided the blessing. Teresa Baker was director.

Guests attended from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, California, Georgia, Florida and North Pole, Alaska.

After a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico, the couple reside at Ft. Bragg.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ luncheon May 18 hosted by Summer Graham and Deborah Graham; a bachelorette and lingerie party May 12 in Wilmington hosted by Lindsay Jarnagin, sister of the groom, and Summer Graham; a bachelor weekend May 12 in Atlantic Beach hosted by the groom’s father; a bridal shower March 30 at the home of John and Jane Walston hosted by Jane Walston and Ann Barnes, aunt of the bride; a bridal and tool shower cookout March 17 at Salem United Methodist Church hosted by Dale and Cindy Carroll, Todd and Jenny Carroll and Greg and Susan Basden, uncles and aunts of the groom; a Christmas ornament shower Nov. 24 at the home of the groom’s parents hosted by his parents and Cindy Carroll; and an engagement pig picking Sept. 16 at the home of the groom’s parents.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner May 18 at Lane Tree Golf Club.

Pelt - Perry

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Mrs. Pelt

EUREKA — Kerry Perry and Brandon M. Pelt of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 9 at 2 p.m. at Eureka United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ed Drew officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Dwight Perry and LaVena Perry of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Sam Perry and the late Marie Barrow Perry of Goldsboro, E. Wayne Smith Sr. of Guthrie Center, Iowa, and Carolyn Ross of Purcell, Okla.

She is a 1997 graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School. She is employed at Perry Farms.

The groom is the son of Jerry and Judy Pelt of Eureka and the grandson of Beverly Pelt and the late Freeman Pelt of Eureka and Mary Jarvis and the late Roland Jarvis of New Bern.

He graduated from Eastern Wayne High School in 1997. He attended East Carolina University and Wayne Community College. He is employed as a dispatcher at Trans-Agra Inc.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal gown of white taffeta with crystal and pearl accents. The sleeveless V-neck bodice was embellished with crystal and pearl beading and featured asymmetrical pleating cinched at the waist and extended into a flowing A-line skirt. The back of the gown had a V-neck with taffeta-covered bridal buttons and a chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a scalloped edged veil of single-tiered illusions trimmed with crystal beading that fell to a fingertip veil.

The bride carried a cascading bouquet of calla lilies, white roses, dendrobium orchids and miniature carnations..

Katie Perry was her sister’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Beth Pelt, sister of the groom; Kristy Perry, sister-in-law of the bride; and Jennifer Shafer, cousin of the bride.

Jerry Pelt was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Josh Price, cousin of the groom; Andy Perry, brother of the bride; and Mike Perkins, friend of the groom.

Regan and Kali Kasulis were flower girls.

Bonnie Parks, aunt of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs were Janet and Earl Grant, uncle and aunt of the groom.

A program of wedding music was provided by Becky Brock, pianist, and Stephanie Yelverton, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, family and friends held a reception in the church fellowship hall. Sharon Price, aunt of the groom, cut the wedding cake. June Martin, aunt of the bride, poured punch.

After a wedding trip to Emerald Isle, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a shower May 20 at Eureka Church fellowship hall hosted by aunts of the couple; and an engagement party April 21 at the home of Phil and Brenda Yelverton hosted by the Yelvertons, Stephanie and Al Yelverton, friends of the couple, and Earl and Janet grant, uncle and aunt of the groom.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner June 8 at Eureka Church fellowship hall.

Phillips - Kornegay

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Mrs. Phillips

Mary Beth Kornegay of Goldsboro and Mitchell Anthony Phillips exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony May 19 at 3:30 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church, with Neal Wingfield officiating.

The bride is the daughter of James and Susan Wallace of Pikeville and the granddaughter of Evelyn Bracewell and the late Ray Bracewell of Thomasville, Ga.

She is a 2000 graduate of Southern Wayne High School and a 2006 graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in communication with a concentration in public relations and journalism.

The groom is the son of Tony and Vicki Phillips of Goldsboro and the grandson of Ed and Faye Phillips and Ted and Alice Tillman of Goldsboro.

He is a 2000 graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School and a 2006 graduate of Wayne Community College with an Associate in Arts degree. He attends the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for a degree in graphic design. He is employed as a web administrator at Commercial Business Systems.

The bride was escorted by her stepfather, James Wallace, and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white strapless A-line gown with a corded lace overlay. Accenting the floral lace overlay were triplets pearls and sequins. The gown featured a chapel train with white satin ribbon tied in a bow at the waist finished with a pink crystal brooch.

Her headpiece was a single-layer white teardrop veil with a fresh water pearl and Swarovski crystal comb.

The bride carried a bouquet of white, light pink and hot pink peonies and Gerber daisies.

Emily Jenkins was her friend’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Katie Hess, friend of the bride, and Rebecca Phillips, sister of the groom.

Tony Phillips, father of the groom, and Kevin Decilles, friend of the groom, were best man.

Groomsmen were Nathan Overman and Matthew Overman, cousins of the groom.

Lynette Overman directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Samantha Overman. Julie Boughton distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Tommy Howell, pianist; Jill Howell, vocalist; and Tommy Howell, guitarist and vocalist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Salem Hall.

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

Events held before the wedding included a Carolina Mudcats baseball game May 12; a bridal dinner May 10 at The Royal Tea Room hosted by Alice Tillman, Lynette Overman and Samantha Overman; a dinner party May 5 at Salem Hall hosted by Lynette Overman; a lingerie shower April 28 at the home of the bride’s parents hosted by Emily Jenkins; a bridal shower April 22 at the home of Michelle Gurley hosted by Ms. Gurley; a bridal shower April 15 at the home of Faye Phillips hosted by Ms. Phillips; a wedding shower March 11 at Salem United Methodist Church hosted by women of the church; a tea party March 3 at the home of Samantha Overman hosted by Ms. Overman and Lynette Overman; and an engagement party Dec. 16 at the home of Tony and Vicki Phillips hosted by the Phillipses.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner May 18 at Walnut Creek Country Club.

Terry - James

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Mrs. Terry

PINEHURST — Jennifer Niccole James of Baltimore, Md., and Kenneth Patrick Terry of Baltimore exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony May 12 at 6 p.m. at The Village Chapel, with Larry Ellis officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Webster Adams and Celia Wooten James of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late George Manning and Gertrude Fawcett James of Ponce Inlet, Fla., and John David and Mary Nell Wooten of Holly Hill, Fla.

She graduated from Eastern Wayne High School in 1994, Elon University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000 with a master’s degree in healthcare administration. She is employed as the clinical administrator for obstetrics and gynecology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

The groom is the son of Thomas James Terry Jr. and Joan Marie Terry of Berlin, Md.

He attended Quincy College where he played soccer and Rutgers. He served in the Army infantry. He completed nursing school at the University of Maryland. He is employed as a critical care nurse at the University of Maryland Medical Systems.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a ivory strapless A-line gown with French lace adorning the bodice and the bottom of the gown and train.

She wore a pearl headpiece and fingertip-length veil.

The bride carried a bouquet of white lilies.

Jennifer Hamblen Valdivia was matron of honor, while Julie Christine Owen was maid of honor.

Thomas James Terry III was best man.

Stephen Francis Terry was the groomsman.

Ushers were Stephen James, brother of the bride, and Frank Trenery, friend of the groom.

Gabriella Martha Valdivia was flower girl. Grant Thomas Owen-McNair was ringbearer.

John Shannon directed the wedding. Shannon Clerkin, Angela Carter and Cresta Pollard distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by John Shannon, organist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Donald Ross Grill at Pinehurst Resort clubhouse.

After a wedding trip to Cook Islands and New Zealand, the couple reside in Baltimore.

Events held before the wedding included a shower in Baltimore hosted by co-workers of the bride; a shower at Meadow Lane Elementary School hosted by staff; a shower in Baltimore hosted by Jennifer Valdivia, friend of the bride; and a shower in Daytona Beach, Fla., hosted by Julie Owen, cousin of the bride.

A rehearsal dinner was held May 11 at Fairwoods on Seven at Pinehurst Resort.

Warner - Weeks

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Mrs. Warner

Stephanie Lynn Weeks and Michael Todd Warner exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 2 at 3 p.m. at Goldsboro Worship Center, with Pastor Danny Johnson and Pastor Jerry Andrews officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Eddie and Kim Weeks of Mount Olive and the granddaughter of Dorothy Bowden and George Hall and Maylon Weeks and the late Betty Weeks of Mount Olive.

She graduated from Southern Wayne High School. She is employed as a cake decorated for Food Lion of Mount Olive.

The groom is the son of Michael and Kay Warner of Goldsboro and the grandson of Faustina O’Quinn of Goldsboro, the late Eugene Warner and the late Mr. and Mrs. George Tucker.

He is employed as a Grocery Manager at Food Lion of LaGrange.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white strapless gown with a beaded sweetheart neckline and a taffeta pick-up skirt with a chapel-length train. The back was enhanced with a corset lace-up closure.

Her headpiece was a scroll rhinestone, crystal and pearl tiara with a two-tiered elbow-length veil accented with crystal and pearls.

The bride carried a bouquet of roses and stargazer lilies.

Renee Walden was her sister’s matron of honor.

Austin Warner was his father’s best man.

Ushers were Tony Thornton, brother-in-law of the groom, and Michael Lee Jr., cousin of the bride.

Megan Lee, cousin of the bride, and Taylor Walden, niece of the bride, were flower girls. Kevin Lee, cousin of the bride, was ringbearer.

Jean Whitfield, friend of the bride, directed the ceremony. Presiding at the register and distributing programs were Melissa Weeks, cousin of the bride, and Jennifer Judy, friend of the bride.

A program of wedding music was provided by Pastor Andy Stovall, vocalist, and Tommy Howell, pianist.

After a wedding trip to the North Carolina coast and Virginia, the couple reside in Pikeville.

Following the ceremony, family and friends of the bride held a reception in the church fellowship hall. Jean Whitfield, friend of the bride, was the director.

Goldsboro Worship Center’s ladies ministries will hold a miscellaneous shower June 24 at the church.

Events held before the wedding included a miscellaneous shower May 20 at the home of the bride’s mother; and a bachelorette/pantry shower party May 12 at the home of the bride’s mother.

The groom’s family held a rehearsal dinner June 1 at Goldsboro Worship Center. The couple chose this time to present gifts to their attendants.

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Mrs. Chenier

CHAPEL HILL — Cameron Gray Hughes and Michael Stephen Chenier exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 2 at 6 p.m. at University Presbyterian Church, with Robert E. Dunham officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Ronald and Bonnie Hughes of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Vernon and Dorothy Hughes of Fayetteville and Edwin and JoAnn Thompson and the late B.G. Darden of Goldsboro.

She is a graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Kenan-Flagler Business School with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

The groom is the son of Mark and Barbara Chenier of Goldsboro and the grandson of Edwin and Evelyn Ely and the late Eugene Chenier of Ludlow, Mass., and Gene and Bette Binning of Oklahoma City, Okla.

He is a graduate of Eastern Wayne High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in chemistry. He attends the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her family.

She wore an ivory silk taffeta strapless mermaid gown with a ruched bodice and bubble hem.

Her headpiece was a cathedral-length ivory tulle veil.

The bride carried a bouquet of white peonies, white miniature calla lilies and lilac.

Charles Blake Hughes was man of honor, while Hadley Anne Dempsey and Megan Noel Johnson were maids of honor.

Bridesmaids were Justine Renee Barnes, Erin Leigh Dempsey, Lauren Marie Howell, Megan Ames Hutchens and Heather North McGraw.

Mason Patrick Chenier was best man.

Groomsmen were Ross Anthony Cidlowski, Andrew David Hathaway, Joseph Edward McGraw, Robert James McMillen, Sebastien Lewis Moity and Hal Brantley Wansley III.

Presiding at the register was Lauren Richards. Chase Darden, Zachary Darden and Gray Darden distributed programs.

Bill and Bonnie Hunter and John and Gail Richards greeted guests.

A program of wedding music was provided by Christopher Lawing, vocalist; Thomas Brown, organist; and Paul Neebe, trumpeter.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at The Carolina Inn’s Old Well Ballroom.

After a wedding trip to Anguilla, British West Indies, the couple reside in Chapel Hill.

Events held before the wedding included a wedding day brunch at Fearrington Village hosted by Bonnie Hunter and Diana Pike; a wedding party cookout hosted by John and Gail Richards; a shower at the home of Pat Keim hosted by Linda Meyer, Linda Greenwood, Linda Perdue, Sue Woodyard, Clare Foster and Marsha Tucker; a bridesmaids’ beach weekend in Hatteras hosted by Erin Dempsey and Hadley Dempsey; a stock-the-bar shower hosted by Justine Barnes, Whitney Brown, Lauren Howell and Mary Ann Howell; and an engagement party at the home of the bride’s parents hosted by the bride’s parents.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at Azure Grille in Chapel Hill.

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Mrs. Harper

SNOW HILL — Amanda Lynn Harrison and Steven Ray Harper exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 2 at 3 p.m. at Hull Road Original Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Leon Grubbs officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Linda Williams and Morris Ray Davis of Goldsboro and Jarvis Ober and Ruth Harrison of Snow Hill and the granddaughter of Elizabeth Oakes Harrison of Snow Hill, the late Jarvis Ober Harrison Sr., and the late Emerson and Edna Ham Williams.

She is a graduate of Greene Central High School and Mount Olive College with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. She is employed as the administrative officer with Eastern Aluminum Supply Inc.

The groom is the son of the late Dennis Ray and Linda Shivar Harper of Deep Run and the grandson of the late Steve and Essie Harper Shivar and the late Fernie and Carrie Harper.

He graduated from South Lenoir High School. He is employed as parts director with Sale Auto Mall of Kinston and is owner of Harper Lawn Care.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal gown of ivory satin with a strapless sweetheart neckline. The fitted bodice was decorated with beading and rhinestones along the bust and waistline. The full skirt had box pleating and flowed into a semi-cathedral train.

Her headpiece was a double-tiered elbow-length ivory veil.

The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of purple hydrangeas, stephanotis and ivory roses.

April Harrison Fields of Snow Hill was her sister’s matron of honor.

Morris Ray Davis of Goldsboro was best man.

Lauryn Kaylee Fields of Snow Hill, niece of the bride, was flower girl. Jared Harrison Fields of Snow Hill, nephew of the bride, was ringbearer.

Presiding at the register were Sarah Worthington Davis and Sonia Warters West of Snow Hill, friends of the bride. Renee Anderson Barnes of Goldsboro, friend of the bride, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Carol Murphy, pianist; Doug and Celena Smith, vocalists; David Ginn, sound technician; and Paige Vickory Barwick, violinist.

Following the ceremony, the family of the couple held a reception in the church family life center.

After a wedding trip to Savannah, Ga., the couple reside in Snow Hill and Deep Run.

Events held before the wedding included a miscellaneous shower May 5 at Shine Volunteer Fire Department hosted by family and friends of the couple; and a surprise miscellaneous shower May 1 at Eastern Aluminum Supply hosted by co-workers of the bride.

The couple and their families held a rehearsal dinner June 1 at the home of Jimmy and Cora Harrison Kearney.

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Mrs. Serlo

Brittney Nichole Kennedy and Robert John Serlo exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 14 at 6 p.m. at Ivory Gardens Chapel, with the Rev. David Grave officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Bob and Hope Kennedy of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late Douglas and Lois Pender and the late Mary Ann Weatherford and Elwood Kennedy.

She is a 2004 graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School. She is employed with Fowler Production in Norman, Okla.

The groom is the son of Tom and Tina Serlo of Norman and the grandson of Ron Meikle of Norman and Mr. and Mrs. Bill McKee of Michigan.

He graduated from Norman High School in 2001. He is employed with E.L.S. in Oklahoma.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal A-line gown of white chiffon over satin. The bodice was embellished with appliqués of Venise lace with Swarovski crystals and pearl beading accents that continued the entire length of the chapel train.

Her headpiece was a Swarovski crystal tiara with a two- tiered elbow-length veil with tear drop pearls and satin trim.

The bride carried a bouquet of periwinkle blue hydrangeas and white roses.

Daneille Bookout was her friend’s maid of honor.

Matthew Serlo was his brother’s best man.

Austin Douglas Kennedy, brother of the bride, was the junior groomsman.

A program of wedding music was provided by Bob Kennedy, father of the bride, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, a reception and dance were held at the Red River Banquet Room in Norman.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower April 12 at Fowler Productions hosted by co-workers of the bride.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner April 13 at their home.

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Mrs. Steed

ROCKY MOUNT — Courtney Marshall Norman and Hunter Lee Steed exchanged vows May 19 at 5 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, with the Rev. R. Scott White officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wright Norman of Rocky Mount and the granddaughter of Edna Lefever Norman and the late Thomas Wiley Norman of Roper and the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Hyams Troutman of Enfield, formerly of Goldsboro.

She graduated from Northern Nash Senior High School and East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing. She was presented at the North Carolina Debutante Ball in 1999. She is employed by Signsmith Inc. of Greenville.

The groom is son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lee Steed III of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles St. George Weathers and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lee Steed Jr. of Goldsboro.

He graduated from Wayne Country Day School. He is employed as an estimator for Wayne Roofing and Sheet Metal Co. Inc.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her family.

She wore an ivory strapless couture gown of duchess satin with a tulle overlay and satin ribbon detail at the waist and along the chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was her mother’s chapel-length mantilla adorned with Chantilly lace.

Shannon Norman Freund of Alpharetta, Ga., was matron of honor, while Elizabeth Ambler Watson of Wrightsville Beach was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Jessica Ann Bazik of Charlotte, Alison Marissa Given of New Bern and Ashley Michelle Wyatt of Greenville.

Macklin Elizabeth Freund of Alpharetta, niece of the bride, was flower girl. Michael Scott Freund Jr., nephew of the bride, was ringbearer.

Carl Steed III was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Matthew Weathers Steed of Greenville and Samuel Wesley Steed of Goldsboro, brothers of the groom; Michael Scott Freund of Alpharetta, brother-in-law of the bride; and John Dortch Lewis III of Raleigh.

Ushers were Emery Donald Ivey and John Majette Seegars of Goldsboro and Jeffery Paul Nunn of Raleigh.

Ashley Danielle Simpson of Roper, cousin of the bride, was crucifer. Christopher Jarrett Simpson of Roper, cousin of the bride, was torch bearer.

Readers were Marc Brendan Lutcavage of Raleigh and Darryl Ross Kennedy of Goldsboro.

Leanna Peterson Page of Fort Stewart, Ga., and Daniel Ray Holmes of Goldsboro greeted guests.

Britton Annette Collins of Ocean City, Md., and Jennifer Powell Ricks of Rocky Mount attended the guest registry.

A program of wedding music was provided by Lawrence Goering, organist; Maureen Adelman, mezzo-soprano; and Dee Braxton-Pellegrino, violinist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception and dance at their home in Rocky Mount.

After a wedding trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included

A bridesmaids’ luncheon was held at Benvenue Country Club hosted by Mrs. Hodges Hackney, Mrs. Merlin Chesson and Mrs. Michael Bowen, aunts of the bride, and Mrs. James Watson; a cookout May 31 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Stephens at Rocky Mount Reservoir hosted by the Stephenses, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marrow, Mr. and Mrs. James Mower, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jones and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Arrington; a bridal shower at the home of Jenny Lewis of Goldsboro hosted by Mrs. Lewis; a bachelorette party in Atlanta, Ga., hosted by Shannon Freund, sister of the bride; a bachelor party in Wintergreen, Va., hosted by friends of the groom; a bridal shower at the home of the bride’s parents hosted by Shannon Freund, Jennifer Ricks and Beth Watson ; and an engagement party at Goldsboro Country Club hosted by the groom’s parents and friends and family of the couple.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner and dance June 1 at Birchwood Country Club.

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Mrs. Tayloe

Elizabeth Loving Hunter and Dr. David Thomas Tayloe III exchanged vows June 2 at 5:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Andrew Ross Clark officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Paul Hunter Jr. of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Shadrach Loving of Fishersville, Va., the late Samuel Paul Hunter of New Hope, Va., and the late Elizabeth Hunter Campbell of Staunton, Va.

She is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Master of Healthcare Administration degree. She will be employed as a nursing home administrator with Life Care Centers of America in Denver, Colo.

The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. David Thomas Tayloe Jr. of Goldsboro and the grandson of Dr. David Thomas Tayloe of Washington, the late Erin Woodall Tayloe and the late Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Gollobin of Elizabeth City.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill with an M.D. He will be employed as a pediatric resident at Denver Children’s Hospital.

The bride was given in marriage by her father.

Catherine Lawson Green of Atlanta, Ga., was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Leslie Smith Hunter of Goldsboro, sister-in-law of the bride; Lindsay Hawfield Jones of Charlotte; Olivia Caroline Laney of Raleigh; Mary Lancaster Lehrman of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; Caroline Bowers Mitchell of Charleston, S.C.; Rebecca Tayloe Seegars of Goldsboro, sister of the groom; and Juliet Hettinger Wells of Washington D.C.

David Tayloe Jr. was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Michael Roger Fredette of Northampton, Mass; Eric Brian Hintz and Dr. David Blair Mahoney of Carrboro; John Paul Hunter of Goldsboro, brother of the bride; William Brock Mitchell of Elizabeth City; and Dr. Jeffrey Ryan Smith of St. Louis, Mo.

Aaron Marshall and Eleanor Tayloe Kipp of Durham, brother-in-la and sister of the groom, were Scripture readers.

A program of wedding music was provided by Dr. Jeremy Thompson, organist; Laura Byrne, harpist; Dennis de Jong, trumpeter; and Querida Thompson, clarinetist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride.

After a wedding trip to Kauai, Hawaii, the couple reside in Denver.

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Mrs. Thompson

ATLANTIC BEACH — Kristen Snyder of Raleigh and Scott Thompson of Raleigh exchanged vows in a double-ring beachside ceremony May 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Fort Macon State Park, with the Rev. Anne Sims officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Debbie Snyder of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Grace Kersten of Goldsboro, the late James Kersten of Little Valley, N.Y., and Mona Green and the late Mark Green of Mishawaka, Ind.

She is a graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School and Meredith College with a bachelor’s degree in interior design. She is employed as an interior designer at Norwalk.

The groom is the son of Cleve and Sharon Thompson of Fremont and the grandson of Wilma Thompson and the late G.C. Thompson of Pikeville and Myrtle Strickland and the late Arnold Strickland of Fremont.

He graduated from Charles B. Aycock High School and North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in agronomy. He is employed as assistant superintendent at Wilson Country Club.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a strapless sweetheart mermaid-style gown with a re-embroidered lace overlay.

Her headpiece was an angel-style veil.

The bride carried a clutch of blush and white peonies.

Heather Lindsay was her friend’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Sarah Smith, friend of bride, and Mary Kalarickal, friend of bride.

Cleve Thompson was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Jason Thompson, brother of the groom, and Mark Snyder, brother of the bride.

Brandon Davis, friend of the couple, was the usher.

Roger Carter directed the wedding. Anna Maxwell and Dana Smith, friends of the couple, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Steel Drums.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Dunes Club.

After a wedding trip to Aruba, the couple reside in Raleigh.

Events held before the wedding included a lingerie shower in April at the Smith home hosted by Sarah and Patti Smith and a bridal shower in March at Primp Salonbar hosted by Sarah and Patti Smith, Mary Kalarickal and Heather Lindsay.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at a rental oceanside beach house.

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Mrs. Woodard

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Rebecca Anne Jones and Joseph Tyler Woodard exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 13 at 6 p.m. at Phoenix First Assembly Prayer Pavilion, with Pastor Brad Baker officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Chuck and Sandy Jones of Phoenix and the granddaughter of the late Donald and Irene Jones and Jack and Fern Hindman of Phoenix.

She graduated from Barry Goldwater High School in Phoenix. She is employed as an assistant escrow officer at Capital Title Agency in Phoenix.

The groom is the son of Joseph William and Sherry Woodard of Phoenix and the grandson of Gladys Woodard and the late Melvin Woodard of Goldsboro and Ronald and Hilda Worley of Princeton.

He attended Rosewood High School. He graduated from Master’s Commission USA in Phoenix. He is employed as a marketing officer at Sam’s Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father.

Rachel Rodridguez was her friend’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Liz Pettinger and Linda Hempeck, friends of the bride, and Charly Jones and Courtney Laube, sisters of the bride.

Joseph Woodard was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Drew Woodard, brother of the groom; Joey Acala and Ryan Downing, friends of the groom; and Ryan Laube, brother-in-law of the bride.

Jenny Vincent-Moore directed the wedding.

A program of wedding music was provided by Cre Downing, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Youth Walk at Phoenix First Assembly.

After a wedding trip to Hawaii, the couple reside in Phoenix.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at Youth Walk Cafe in Phoenix.

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Mrs. Young

Latreesha Shanee Davis and Victor Jerome Young Jr. exchanged vows in a double ring ceremony April 1 at 4 p.m. at Walnut Creek Country Club, with Apostle Norbert E Simmons officating.

The bride is the daughter of Vickie Barnes-Mobley of Goldsboro and Oscar L. Davis Jr. of Clayton, the granddaughter of Laroy and Ethelene Barnes of Goldsboro, Oscar Sr. and Beatrice Davis of LaGrange and the great-granddaughter of Gertie M. Best of Pikeville.

The groom is the son of Victor Sr. and Lisa Young of Goldsboro and the grandson of Carvester and Mary Simmons of Mount Olive and James Young and the late Josephine Young of Goldsboro.

After a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., the couple reside in Greensboro.

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Mrs. Aldrich

Brenda Anderson Edwards and Cliff Jay Aldrich exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony May 6 at 3 p.m. at New South Country Club, with Marc Swanner officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Franklin Roosevelt and Mary Ellen Anderson of Kinston and the late Shirley Lee Bradshaw of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late Roscoe and Lela Newell Bradshaw and the late Edgar and Nellie Gray Anderson of Goldsboro.

She graduated from Eastern Wayne High School in 1980. She is employed at Cooper Standard Automotive Inc.

The groom is employed at Quality Farm Equipment.

The bride was escorted by her father and son and given in marriage by her father and children.

She wore a formal white satin off-the-shoulder gown with a princess neckline and low back trimmed in sequins and pearls. The A-line skirt flowed into a chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a pearl and sequined headband with a white elbow-length two-tiered veil adorned with pearls and satin edging.

The bride carried a bouquet of white roses accented with pearls.

Heather Edwards was her mother’s maid of honor.

Billy Anderson, brother of the bride, was best man.

Groomsmen and bridesmaids were Billy and Lynn Holland, Larry and Belinda Westbrook, Linda Mullett and Keith Mundorf, friends of the couple.

Kylie Anderson, niece of the bride, was flower girl. Hunter Grant, nephew of the bride, was ringbearer.

Phyllis Anderson, sister-in-law of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Stephanie Combs, friend of the couple.

Following the ceremony, a dance reception was held at New South Country Club. Leslie Anderson, sister-in-law of the bride, served the wedding cake.

After a wedding trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., the couple reside in Mount Olive.

A rehearsal dinner was held at Golden Corral. The couple chose this time to present gifts to their attendants.

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Mrs. Anderson

WASHINGTON D.C. — Mary Elizabeth Rooney and Tony Anderson exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 28 at 5 p.m. at Fort Lesley J. McNair, with Father Joseph A. Sanches and the Rev. Terry Whittenton officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Annette Rooney of McLean, Va., and the granddaughter of the late Davitt Rooney and Elizabeth Rooney Lefebvre of Palmer, Mass., and the late Fred and Antoinette Benevento of Arlington, Va.

She graduated from East Carolina University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in education and in 2006 with a Masters of Art degree in education. She is employed as a fourth-grade teacher at Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia.

The groom is the son of Wayne and Kaye Anderson of Mount Olive and the grandson of Adolph and Nellie Anderson, Jarvis and Nell Hudson Odom and the late Dwight Hudson of Mount Olive.

He graduated from East Carolina University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice. He is employed as a program assistant at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a silk shantung strapless gown with a pleated bodice and bustled back skirt.

Her headpiece was a fingertip cascading veil.

The bride carried a bouquet of cascading green cypripedium orchids and pink roses with waxed white flowers and white ribbon.

Katie Sheehey of Arlington was her sister’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Lisa Davis of Columbia, sister of the groom; Olivia Bena of Raynham, Mass., cousin of the bride; and Emily Smith of Raleigh and Courtney Hunt of McLean, friends of the bride.

Wayne Anderson was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Lee Davis of Columbia, brother-in-law of the groom, and Clay Waddell, Kevin Holland, Ramsey Yehia of Greenville and Mandrille Tucker of Roxboro, friends of the groom.

Alex Sheehey, nephew of the bride, was ringbearer.

Presiding at the register was Crystal Miller of Warsaw, cousin of the groom. Diana and Laura Benevento of Fairfax, Va., cousins of the bride, distributed programs.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a dinner and dance reception at Fort McNair Officers’ Club.

After a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple reside in McLean.

Events held before the wedding included a bachelor weekend April 13 and 14 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., hosted by friend of the groom; a bachelorette getaway April 14 in Atlantic City, N.J., hosted by friends of the bride; a bridal shower Feb. 24 at the home of the bride in McLean; a miscellaneous shower Feb. 18 at Mount Olive First Pentecostal Holiness Church hosted by family of the groom’s father; and a bridal shower Jan. 14 at the home of Crystal Miller of Warsaw hosted by family of the groom’s mother.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner April 27 at Tom Sarris’ Orleans House in Rosslyn, Va. The couple chose this time to present gifts to their attendants.

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Mrs. Bellamy

GREENVILLE — Ashley Marie Hochmuth and Paul Jason Bellamy exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony May 26 at 4 p.m. at First Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Rev. Paul Brafford officiating.

The bride is the daughter of John and Pam Hochmuth of Raleigh, formerly of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Dorothy Connor and the late Charles Connor of Clearwater, Fla., and William and Hazel Townsend of Cochranville, Pa.

She is a 2005 graduate of Wayne Christian School and attends Pitt Community College for an associate degree in early childhood education.

The groom is the son of Terry and Roberta Bellamy of Kinston and the grandson of Aubrey and Evelyn Bellamy of Shallote, Ernest Woodlief of Kitrell and Margaret Woodlief of Raleigh.

He graduated from Greene Central High in 2004 and East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer information technology. He will be employed by Honeywell International in Charleston, S.C.

The bride was given in marriage by her family and escorted by her father.

She wore a strapless organza A-line gown with satin draping, beaded pink metallic embroidery and a chapel train.

Her headpiece was a blusher veil and a garden bouquet tiara accented with crystal and pearl.

Michele Freeland was her cousin’s matron of honor, while Soni Bellamy, sister of the groom, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Jessica Shoop, sister of the bride, and Hannah Searles, friend of the bride.

Chris Bellamy was best man.

Groomsmen were Corey Bellamy, cousin of the groom, and Barry Freeland and Joe Memmelaar, friends of the groom.

Carson Smitherman was ringbearer.

Heath Smitherman was Scripture reader.

Hank Smitherman was acolyte and junior usher.

Abbie Smitherman, friend of the bride’s family, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs were Shannon Hochmuth, sister-in-law of the bride, and Carol Bellamy, sister-in-law of the groom.

A program of wedding music was provided by Dion Gaskins, pianist, and the Rev. John Howard and Tracie Alford, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Rock Springs Center in Greenville. The groom’s mother gave the blessing.

After a wedding trip to the Virginia Beach, Va., the couple reside in Charleston.

Events held before the wedding included a bride and groom send-off breakfast May 27 at Holiday Inn Express of Greenville; a bridal luncheon May 25 at Chef’s 505 of Greenville hosted by the bride’s mother; a bachelorette party May 19 in Greenville hosted by the groom’s mother, the bride’s mother, Soni Bellamy, sister of the groom, and Jessica Shoop, sister of the bride; a couple’s shower at April 21 at the home of Heath and Abbie Smitherman, friends of the bride’s family, hosted by the Smithermans; a family shower April 15 at the home of the groom’s parents; and a shower March 17 in Pennsylvania hosted by Michele Freeland, Sandy Pluck, aunt of the bride, and William and Hazel Townsend, grandparents of the bride.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at the Beef Barn of Greenville. The couple chose this time to present gifts to their attendants.

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Mrs. Cobbler

DUDLEY — Christiana Josselynne Fuller and Richard James Cobbler of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony March 24 at 4 p.m. at Emmaus Baptist Church, with Thayer Stamper officiating.

The bride is the daughter of David William Fuller Jr. and Sally Anne Fuller of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of David William Fuller Sr. and Beverlee Ann Fuller of Lake Lozerne, N.Y., and Herbert William and Elizabeth Anne Podd of Ipswich, United Kingdom.

The groom is the son of Richard Darrell and Angela Kay Cobbler of Taylors, S.C., and the grandson of Richard and Kay Cobbler of Kernersville and the late James and Eleanor Lane of Winston-Salem.

After a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple reside in Goldsboro.

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Mrs. Daniels

Emily Blair Jones and Russell Carter Daniels exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony May 12 at 4 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jim Williams and the Rev. Gary Bailey officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Jimmy and Bethany Jones of LaGrange and the granddaughter of James and Leona Leneave of Goldsboro and Jimmy Sr. and Peggy Jones of LaGrange.

She is a 2000 graduate of Eastern Wayne High School and a graduate of Wayne Community College with an associate degree in information systems. She attends East Carolina University for a degree in elementary education. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.

The groom is the son of Danny and Del Daniels of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late Rev. Kenneth and Pattie Carter of Goldsboro and Mrs. Archie Daniels and the late Russell Daniels Sr. of Belhaven.

He graduated from Charles B. Aycock High School in 1994 and Wayne Community College with an associate degree and a concentration in network administration and support. He is employed in information technology support with R.A. Jeffreys Distributing Co.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white satin A-line split-front gown. The strapless bodice had floral and scrolling embroidery details embellished with Swarovski crystals. The overskirt opened to reveal embroidery that finished the chapel train.

Her headpiece was a fleur de lis scrolled tiara with freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals attached to a white two-tiered veil with a sutache edge and Swarovski crystals.

The bride carried a semi-cascading bouquet of stargazer lilies, white stephanotis, miniature yellow calla lilies, yellow roses and yellow and white freesia accented with ivy with streamers in yellow and white sheer corsage ribbon.

Laura Beth Jones of LaGrange was her sister’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Andrea Daniels of Greenville, sister of the bride; Brittany Ham, Kerri Lee of Deep Run and Donna Mitchell of LaGrange, friends of the bride; and Britni Tildsley of Fayetteville, cousin of the bride.

Danny Daniels was his son’s best man.

Ushers were Jeff Daniels of Greenville, brother of the groom; Ben Daniels of Greenville, uncle of the groom; Alex Ferrell of Black Creek and Michael Tildsley of Fayetteville, cousins of the bride; and Shane Pate, friend of the groom.

Alyssa Price, friend of the bride, was the junior bridesmaid. Jake Leneave of Midlothian, Va., cousin of the bride, was the junior groomsman.

Christine Parrish directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Kendi Davis. Kari Mewborn distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Jacob Mewborn, pianist; Jay Kornegay, guitarist; Marian Kennedy and Jay Ham, vocalists; and Ron Mendell, sound technician.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a dance and reception at Walnut Creek Country Club. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Eason and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Smith greeted guests.

After a wedding trip to Nassau, Bahamas, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a pig picking and gift card shower May 6 at Bethel United Methodist Church hosted by the church’s Adults for Christ Sunday school class; a tool shower May 5 at the home of Terri Sutton hosted by Ms. Sutton, Lisa Sutton and Terrie Kornegay; a bridesmaids’ luncheon May 5 at Walnut Creek Country Club hosted by Betty Holloway; a miscellaneous shower April 21 at the Daniels home in Belhaven hosted by the Daniels family; a pig picking April 14 hosted by Jimmy and Peggy Jones and James and Leona Leneave, grandparents of the bride; a miscellaneous shower March 10 hosted by Kendi Davis, Kari Mewborn, Britni Tildsley, Laura Beth Jones, Patricia Carter, Linda Rodwell, Myrna Tyndall and Sherrie Cogdell; a miscellaneous shower Feb. 17 at the home of Geraldine Alphin, aunt of the bride, hosted by Ms. Alphin, Joan Ellis, Jean Alphin and Judy Alphin; a lingerie shower Jan. 20 at the home of Christine Parrish hosted by Ms. Parrish, Donna Parrish and Rachel, Parrish, friends of the bride; and a Christmas shower Dec. 2 at the home of Teresa Eason hosted by Ms. Eason and Beckie Tildsley, aunts of the bride.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner May 11 at Lane Tree Golf Club.

Dudley - Wilder

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Mrs. Dudley

Pamela Wilder and Adrian De Rice Dudley of LaGrange exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony May 5 at 4 p.m. at St. James Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, with Pastor V.J. Houston officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Clarice Grantham Wilder and the late Lester Wilder of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late Ardelia Jones of Fremont.

She is a 1987 graduate of Goldsboro High School. She is employed as an HCA II at O’Berry Center and as an habilitation technician at Howell’s Support Services.

The groom is the son of the late Mary Dudley Adams, the stepson of John Adams Sr. and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dudley and the late Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Graham.

He graduated from North Lenoir High School in 1990. He is employed at O’Berry Center’s special services department.

The bride was escorted by her sons, Antonio and Quanderrio Wilder, and given in marriage by her mother and sons.

She wore an ivory three-quarter-length beaded sequined gown with spray beading, sheer netting and flourishes that transformed to off-the-shoulder with a sweetheart halter with tulle skirt feathers, a corset bodice and beaded Alencon lace. It had an open back with hanging pearls adorning the bodice hemline and a semi-cathedral eight-foot train.

Her headpiece was a diamond and pearl tiara with clear rhinestones attached to a candlelight fingertip-length veil.

The bride carried a bundle of white roses with calla lilies, pearls and lilac ribbons accenting the stems.

Tonda Thompson Dawson of Clayton was matron of honor, while Jacqueline Alston Miller was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Nona and Sharitta Kornegay of Mount Olive, godsisters of the bride; Sophia Grantham Williams of Goldsboro, cousin of the bride; Letitia Jones of Goldsboro, friend of the bride; and Washandra Fryer Olive and Tomeka McDuffie Wooten of Goldsboro, friends of the couple.

Antonio Wooten of Goldsboro was his friend’s best man.

Groomsmen were Daryl Dudley of Kinston, brother of the groom; Jimmy Powell Jr. of LaGrange, cousin of the groom; Julian Edwards of Goldsboro, godbrother of the bride; and Leman Wooten and Sherrod White of LaGrange, friends of the groom.

Ushers were Curtis Alston of Goldsboro, friend of the bride; Kelvin Best of Warrenton and Derrick Muldrow of Winston-Salem, friends of the couple; and Silanta’ Thompson of Mount Olive, godson of the bride.

Brittany McCall of Goldsboro, friend of the bride, was the junior bridesmaid. Adrian Warren of Snow Hill, son of the groom, was the junior groomsman.

Jacquetta Dudley, daughter of the groom, and Anissa Williams, cousin of the bride, were flower girls. Shedrick Kornegay, godson of the bride, was ringbearer.

Bell ringers were Kemiya Wooten of Goldsboro, goddaughter of the couple, and Shondee Fryer, friend of the bride.

Iris Battle directed the wedding. Julian Edwards and Washandra F. Oliver were co-coordinators. Presiding at the register was Karen B. Jones.

Hostesses were Aurdrey Carmen of Mount Olive and Kimberly Tapp of Kinston, friends of the couple; Yana Carmichael and Lyn ecia Jones Terry Grantham of Pikeville, friends of the bride; and Tonya P. Hedgspeth of Goldsboro, cousin of the groom.

Special helpers were Cleo Cox and Mr. and Mrs. Horace Kornegay of Mount Olive, Linda Battle and Richard Battle of Manhattan, N.Y., and Mr. and Mrs. James Best, Michelle Chambers and Juanita Graham of Goldsboro.

A program of wedding music was provided by Minister Stephanie A. Bell, Michelle Hobbs, Antwanette Best and Mr. and Mrs. Kelvin Alston, vocalists, and Eric Carmichael, Nicholas Cole Drummer and Deonte Anderson.

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

After a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., the couple reside in LaGrange.

Events held before the wedding included a bachelor party May 4 hosted by the groomsmen; a miscellaneous shower April 29 at Ryan’s hosted by the bridesmaids and friends; a bachelorette shower April 28 hosted by the bridesmaids and friends; a lingerie shower April 21 at the home of Sally Jean Oliver; a miscellaneous shower April 18 hosted by co-workers at O’Berry Center; and a miscellaneous shower April 1 at Logan’s.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner May 4 at Saint James fellowship hall.

Lee - Mitchell

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Mrs. Lee

WALLACE — LeeArnettra Mitchell of Goldsboro and Daletrico Avon Lee of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony May 26 at 3 p.m. at the Mad Boar Restaurant’s Celtic Court, with the Rev. Joe A. Jackson officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Charles Nathaniel Mitchell of Murfreesboro and Jacquenette Barnes Mitchell of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of ArnaLee Mitchell and the late Clarence Lee Mitchell Sr. of Murfreesboro and Mary Lee Whitfield Barnes and the late Alfred Benjamin Barnes Sr. of Goldsboro.

The bride is a graduate of Mount Olive College with a degree in fine arts and early childhood education. She is employed as an education coordinator at WAGES.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Monte Boykin Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Herman McCullen Jr. of Mount Olive, the grandson of Monte Delano Boykin Sr., Betty Parks Boykin, Luby Asidore and the late Verna Smith Lee of Mount Olive and the stepgrandson of Linda Boykin.

He attended Shaw University. He is the owner of A A Cleaning Service.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a A-line blush gold shantung and netting formal A-line gown with a contemporary strapless neckline. The beaded waistline defined the gold paisley motif that decorated the bodice, hemline and chapel train.

Her headpiece was a one-tiered blush gold cathedral-length veil adorned with cymbidium orchards.

The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of white and pink roses, mop-head hydrangeas, white Casablanca lilies and white cymbidium orchards mixed with vines and green foliage.

Rashaunte H. Mitchell, sister-in-law of the bride, was the bridesmaid.

Imani Jabril Oliver, daughter of the bride, was the honorary bridesmaid.

Montrale Deo Boykin was his cousin’s best man.

Charles Iyon Mitchell, twin brother of the bride, was the groomsman.

Ushers were Alfred Benjamin Barnes Jr., uncle of the bride, and Derrike Jarman, friend of the groom.

Shryl Hinnant Uzzell directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Shelia Bowden, friend of the bride, and Tamekia Stevens, cousin of the groom.

A program of wedding music was provided by Billie Whitfield Sr., vocalist; Jenny Heim, violinist; and Quintessence jazz band ensemble .

Following the ceremony, a reception was held. Gift attendants were Jeannette Barnes, aunt of the bride, and Gladys Darden, aunt of the groom. Jacqueline Barnes, aunt of the bride, served the wedding cake. Jeri Barnes, aunt of the bride, and Glenn York, friend of the bride, greeted guests. Hostesses were Krystal Boykin, Montrina Boykin, Krystal McCullen and Allyson Ross, sisters of the groom, and Raven Brinkley, cousin of the bride.

After a wedding trip to Grand Cayman Islands, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal luncheon at Logan’s Roadhouse May 16 hosted by co-workers of the bride; a bridal tea May 12 at the home of Mary Barnes hosted by Ms. Barnes; and a A bridal shower April 29 at the home of Jeannette Barnes hosted by the bride’s.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at Old Boys and Girls Club May 25.

Rushing - Player

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Mrs. Rushing

DILLON, S.C. — Joanne Seaberry Player and Charlie Ray Rushing of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a private double-ring ceremony April 6, with Honorable Jessie Searica officiating.

The bride is the daughter of the late Wesley and Rosa Lee Teachey Seaberry of Goldsboro.

The groom is the son of the late David Rushing of Goldsboro and Eula Rushing of Walnut Grove, Miss.

The bride’s children will hold a reception and family and friends are invited.

Aman - Futrell

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Mrs. Aman

BENTONVILLE — Stacey Lynn Futrell and Daniel Kevin Aman exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony March 10 at 6 p.m. at Saint John Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Rev. Marvin Bryant officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Norman Wayne Futrell and Ann Marie Johnson of Mount Olive, the stepdaughter of Angela Futrell of Mount Olive, the granddaughter of Josephine Guy and the late Bobby Ray Futrell of Fayetteville and Joe Clint and Marie Ann Sutton of Mount Olive, the stepgranddaughter of the late Charles Everette Harrell and the late Brenda Lee Harrell of Mount Olive and the great-granddaughter of Doris Elizabeth Hair of Mount Olive.

The groom is the son of Lynwood Sherrill and Lois Lee Aman of Mount Olive and the grandson of Naomi Strickland Anderson, the late David Thomas and Pearl Wise Lee of Mount Olive and the late Prentice Aman of Clinton.

After a wedding trip to Black Mountain, the couple reside in Jordan Chapel.

Bailey - Worley

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Mrs. Bailey

PRINCETON — Holly Marie Worley and Matthew Wayne Bailey exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 28 at 3 p.m. at Hephzibah Baptist Church, with the Rev. Steve Stephenson officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Worley of Princeton and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Peedin and the late Mr. and Mrs. Luby “Root” Worley of Princeton.

She is a 1996 graduate of Princeton High School and a 2001 graduate of North Carolina State University. She is employed as a teacher assistant at Princeton School.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bailey of Seattle, Wash., and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Gundolf of Little Rock, Ark., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Oma Bailey of Jasper, Texas.

He is a 1994 graduate of Kentridge High School. He is serving in the Army stationed at Ft. Bragg.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a princess cut gown of candlelight satin. Embroidery and beading adorned the bodice, hemline and semi-cathedral train. The back was enhanced with a corset lace-up closure.

Her headpiece was a pearl and crystal tiara attached to a candlelight fingertip-length veil.

The bride carried her mother’s wedding Bible with a semi-cascading bouquet of white spring flowers of lilies, daisies, roses and carnations on top.

Alyson Worley was her sister’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Jennifer Peedin and Cynthia Peedin, cousins of the bride, and Tara Lee and Jennifer Parker, school friends of the bride.

Nick Tubbs was his friend’s best man.

Groomsmen wee Alfred Fraccola, Isaac Chiles, Jack Scheffler and Kyle Sharrow, friends of the groom.

Mary Lee Howell was flower girl. Alex Hickman was ringbearer.

Debra Lane and Debria Perry directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Brooke Norris. Jason Peedin and Travis Evans distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Susan Woodall, pianist and vocalist; Pam Peedin and Shane Woodall, vocalists; and Wayne Peedin, sound technician.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church fellowship hall. Friends and relatives greeted guests, served the wedding cake and poured punch.

After a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. the couple reside in Benson.

Events held before the wedding included a dinner party April 26 at the home of Tom and Ann Parrish hosted by the Parrishes; a lingerie shower and bachelorette party April 21 hosted by the bridesmaids and friends of the bride; a bridesmaids’ luncheon April 21 at the home of Waiston and Dorothy Lee hosted by Dorothy and Tara Lee; a pig picking March 24 at the home of Wayne and Pam Peedin hosted by the gang; a miscellaneous shower March 18 at Hephzibah Church hosted by the bride’s family; and a miscellaneous shower March 12 at Princeton School hosted by co-workers.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner April 27 at the Steak Barn.

Dawson - Garris

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Mrs. Dawson

Hayley Laura Garris and Michael Harvey Dawson exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony May 19 at 6 p.m. at New Hope Friends Meeting, with the Rev. Bill Garner officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Garris Sr. of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Norwood Mozingo and the late Margie Mozingo of LaGrange and J.B. and Evelyn Grant and the late Paul Garris of Goldsboro.

She is a 2000 graduate of Eastern Wayne High School and a 2003 graduate of Wayne Community College. She is employed as a registered nurse with Wayne Memorial Hospital.

The groom is the son of Shelton Dawson and the late Minnie P. Dawson of Goldsboro and the grandson of Beatrice Dawson and the late Joseph Dawson of Goldsboro and the late Edgar and Florence Price of Seven Springs.

He graduated from Eastern Wayne High School in 1994 and Mount Olive College in 2000. He is employed as police officer with Greenville Police Department.

The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father.

She wore a formal gown of white chiffon over satin with a strapless neckline. The bodice was decorated with embroidered lace, pearls, crystals and sequins. The sheath skirt flowed into a chapel-length chiffon train.

Her headpiece was a two-tiered veil of silk illusion.

The bride carried a bouquet of pink roses.

Carla Price Pate was matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Jennifer Perkins Howell, Christie Dawson Wiggins, Cindy Dawson Jackson and Jessica Letchworth.

Shelton Dawson was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Michael Wiggins, Jay Jackson, Robert Garris and Anthony Weeks.

Michael Wiggins II was the junior groomsman.

Molly Jackson was flower girl.

Sandy Shingleton and Sherlene Mansfield directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Kari Jackson. Caraleigh Mewborn distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Jay Sauls and Robert J. Garris, vocalists; Elaine Edwards, pianist; Brenda Ormond, organist; and Gary Fields, sound technician.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Walnut Creek Country Club. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thaxton and Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Case greeted guests.

After a wedding trip to Ocracoke Island, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ luncheon May 12 at the home of Cindy Jackson hosted by family; a bridal shower May 10 hosted by Wayne Memorial Hospital emergency department staff; a lingerie shower May 9 at the home of Carla Pate hosted by family and friends; a garden shower April 29 hosted by family and friends; a bridal shower April 1 at New Hope Friends Meeting hosted by family and friends; and a Christmas shower Dec. 9 at the home of Robin Thaxton hosted by family and friends.

A rehearsal dinner was held at Walnut Creek County Club.

Durant - Dail

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Mrs. Durant

GREENVILLE — Jessica Elizabeth Dail and Joseph Edward Durant of Kinston exchanged vows April 27 at 1:20 p.m. at the Pitt Country Magistrate office, with Cheryl T. Jordan officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Ronald and Sarah Dail of Trenton and the granddaughter of Novella Bradshaw, the late David Earl Bradshaw, Lillie Dail and the late Mr. Roy Edgar Dail of Goldsboro.

The groom is the son of Albert and Rosemary Durant of Milford, N.H.

He is employed by Alcan Packaging in Youngsville.

Kenyata Knight and Christian Lawerence were witnesses.

The couple will take a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Jones - Chase

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Mrs. Jones

DUDLEY — Janet Faye Chase and James Ervin Jones exchanged vows in a double-ring outdoor ceremony April 19 at 7 p.m. at the home of the groom, with the Rev. Joseph Leonard officiating.

The bride was given in marriage by her son, Sherwood Chase.

She wore a full-length gown of champagne beige with a sequin-covered bodice.

Her headpiece was accented with pink roses and baby’s breath.

The bride carried a bouquet of pink roses and baby’s breath.

Makenzie Williams, granddaughter of the bride, and Cameron Jones, great-grandson of the bride, were flower attendants.

Christian Chase, grandson of the bride, was ringbearer.

A program of wedding music was provided by the bride, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, Ruby Hill, Carol Hill and friends held a reception at the home. A four-tiered wedding cake was served.

After a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., the couple reside in Nahunta.

Events held before the wedding included a dinner May 5 at Goldsboro Worship Center Church of God fellowship hall.

Pearson - Woodyard

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Mrs. Pearson

Katherine Howard Woodyard and Rickie Allen Pearson Jr. of Kinston exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony May 5 at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Drew Clard officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Gary Wayne of Goldsboro and Sue Bocock Woodyard of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late John Francis and Violet White Woodyard, Loyd George Bocock Sr. and the late Ruby Gusler Bocock of Pearisburg, Va.

She graduated from Eastern Wayne High School in 1998 and Mount Olive College in 2002 with a degree in business administration. She is employed as a sales representative at Pro-Reps Inc. of Kinston.

The groom is the son of Rickie Allen Pearson Sr. of Deep Run and Joy Hall Pearson of Hugo and the grandson of the late Fred Pearson Jr. and Lossie Rutledge Tydnall of Kinston and the late James Kenneth and Nannie Loyd Hall of Hugo.

He graduated from North Lenoir High School in 1998 and Lenoir Community College in 2002 with a degree in basic law enforcement training. He is employed as a deputy sheriff at Lenoir County Sheriff’s Department.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a a white matte satin formal gown with a V-halter neckline. The bodice was embellished with appliqués of Venice lace with crystal and pearl beading accents. The skirt repeated the same trim and beading and was inset with ribbon that flowed into a chapel length train.

Her headpiece was a two-tiered elbow-length veil.

The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of spring flowers and calla lilies.

Jennifer Woodyard Stevens, sister of the bride and Michelle Jenkins Brock, friend of the bride, were matrons of honor.

Bridesmaids were Kelly Pearson Johnson, sister of the groom, and Adrian Howard Wade, Amy Nicole Craven and Nadine Renata Schwab, friends of the bride.

Honorary bridesmaids were Shannon Nicole Jones and Ashliegh Lanier Johnson, friends of the bride.

Rickie Allen Pearson Sr. father of the groom, and Warren Scott Johnson, brother-in-law of the groom, were best men.

Groomsmen were Stephen Brandon Houghton, Thomas LeGrande Berry III, Travis Lee Johnson and David Brandon Wade, friends of the groom.

Ushers were Samuel Elton McLawhorn and Jason Erik Dixson, friends of the groom.

Phyllis Patterson directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Cameron Malpass. David Tyler Brumfield, cousin of the bride, and Lindsey Smith, cousin of the groom, distributed programs.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ingle and Abigail Ingle greeted guests.

A program of wedding music was provided by Dr. Jeremy Thompson, organist and pianist; Walter Futrelle III, vocalist; and Doug Tart, trumpeter.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Walnut Creek Country Club.

After a wedding cruise to Grande Cayman and Ocho Rios, the couple reside in Kinston.

Events held before the wedding included a wedding day brunch at the Ellis home hosted by Mrs. Michael Ellis and Mrs. Allan Harvin; a bridesmaids’ luncheon May 4 at the Edmondson home hosted by Barbara Novicki, Karen Haithcock and Gail Edmondson at which time the bride chose to present gifts to her attendants; a bachelor weekend hosted by family and friends; and a bachelorette weekend hosted by family and friends.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at First Presbyterian Church.

Sykes - White

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Mrs. Sykes

LAGRANGE — Tammy White of Goldsboro and Ennis Allen Sykes Jr. of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony May 19 at 5 p.m. at St. Luke Free Will Baptist Church, with Dr. Stanley Williams officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mary Truitt of LaGrange and the granddaughter of Minnie White and the late Nelson White of LaGrange.

She graduated from North Lenoir High School in 1998. She is employed as a pharmacy tech at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

The groom is the son of Ennis Allen Sykes Sr. and Anita Sykes of LaGrange and the grandson of Sarah Sykes and the late Enis Sykes of LaGrange and the late Walter Mclaughlin Sr. and Alice Mclaughlin of Goldston.

He graduated from Goldsboro High School in 1995. He is employed as an HVAC mechanic at Lee Mechanical.

The bride was escorted by her brother, Shon White, and given in marriage by her mother.

She wore an ivory satin strapless platinum gown with embroidery and Swarovski crystal beading on the bodice and hem

Her headpiece was a silver tiara with clear rhinestones with a fingertip veil.

The bride carried a bundle of red roses.

Krista Williams was matron of honor, while Ennicia Sykes was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Shanta Black, Regina Johnson and Angela Jones.

Tyrone Morgan was best man.

Groomsmen were Bobby Tann, Craig Perry, Temele Williams and Kevin Kittrell.

Ushers were Joshua Harrell and Christopher Harrell.

Enyah Williams was the junior bridesmaid.

Ajalaye Sykes, daughter of the couple, was flower girl. Maalik White was ringbearer.

Yolanda Herring directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Ariana White. Audriana White distributed programs.

Pamela Yelverton was a special helper.

A program of wedding music was provided by Dujuane Gardner, pianist, and Derek Lucas and Cherlynn McRae White, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Frink Alumni Friends and Family Cultural Center.

After a wedding cruise to the Bahamas, St. Maarten, St. Thomas and St. John, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a Jack and Jill shower May 5 and a lingerie and bachelorette shower April 21.

A rehearsal dinner was held at the home of the bride’s mother.

Thompson - Charlotte

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Mrs. Thompson

Tania-Marie Charlotte of Goldsboro and Ronnie Junior Thompson exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 28 at 3 p.m. at Waynesborough Historic Village, with Lester Hunter officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Gregory and Elizabeth Matuskiewicz of Carolina Beach.

She is a 1996 graduate of John T. Hoggard High School in Wilmington. She is employed as a caseworker at Wayne County Department of Social Services.

The groom is the son of James and Rose Capps of Goldsboro.

He is a 1999 graduate of Southern Wayne High School. He is employed as a groundskeeper in Wayne County.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a single-layer white satin gown fitted to the bust with a free-flowing skirt. Cord embroidery was stitched on the upper bodice.

Her headpiece was a rhinestone tiara.

She carried a bouquet of calla lilies with pearl and ribbon accent on the stems.

Cynthia Blanton, daughter of the bride, was flower girl. Alex Thompson, son of the groom, was ringbearer.

Special helpers were Teresa Savenelli, aunt of the bride; Christine Montgomery, cousin of the bride; the groom’s mother; Kelly and Melvin Johnson and Teresa Waters, friends; David and Crystal Thompson, brother and sister-in-law of the groom; and Jenni Capps, sister of the groom.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Hatcher house at the park.

The couple will take several “mini-moons” this summer months. They reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a shower April 17 at Western Sizzlin hosted by co-workers of the bride.

Davis - Vaughn

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Mrs. Davis

PIKEVILLE — Kiscegdia Shinika Vaughn and James A. Davis Jr. of Dudley exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 14 at 3 p.m. at Elm Grove Church of Christ, with Pastors Kenneth and Edna Vaughn officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Vaughn of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Prince Parson of Goldsboro, Mary Grantham and the late Henry Grantham.

She is a graduate of Eastern Wayne High School. She is employed as a shift supervisor at CVS Pharmacy.

The groom is the son of James A. Davis Sr. and Alice S. Davis of Goldsboro and the grandson of Mary Best.

He graduated from Goldsboro High School. He is employed as a machine operator with Georgia Pacific.

The bride was escorted by her brother, Kentrell Vaughn, and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white A-line gown of peau de soie with metallic embroidery that flowed from the waist with cascading crystal. The top had illusion tank top straps covered with metallic floral embroidery. The fitted bodice had corset styling covered with metallic embroidery embellished with clear sequins and bugle beads. The peplum back had a detachable cathedral train with metallic embroidery and a floral motif.

Her headpiece was a crystal diamond tiara.

Fatima Middleton of Raleigh was her friend’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Waltrye Daniels, Joey Nichols, Richelle Howell, Tasha Howard and Mentoria Elam of Goldsboro and Camiko Collins of Charlotte.

Octavius Sanders was his cousin’s best man.

Ushers were Donnie Chatman, Rodney Core, Jamie Howard and Maurice Hines, cousins of the groom.

Cynthia Bryant of Goldsboro, friend of the bride; Sebrena Wooten of Goldsboro, cousin of the bride; ad Angela Harris and Katina Artis of Atlanta, Ga., cousins of the bride, were honorary bridesmaids.

Khayla Davis, daughter of the groom, was the miniature bride. Marquel Vaughn, son of the bride, was the miniature groom.

Shanecia Bright, cousin of the bride, and Heavenly Edwards, cousin of the groom, were flower girls.

Prophetess Terri Evans of Jonesboro, Ga., directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Cynthia Bryant and Sebrena Wooten. Katina Artis and Angela Harris distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Roderick Stevenson and band, pianists, and the Vocal Ensemble.

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

After a wedding trip to Kissimmee, Fla., the couple reside in Dudley.

Events held before the wedding included a breakfast April 14 at Lane Tree Golf Course hosted by Patricia Mickens, aunt of the bride; a dinner March 31 at Applebee’s; and a bridal shower March 24 at Elm Grove Church hosted by Fatima Middleton, friend of the bride.

A rehearsal dinner was held April 13 at Elm Grove Church.

Gwynn - Henderson

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Mrs. Gwynn

BEULAVILLE — Jessica Brooke Henderson of Richlands and Kyle Reid Gwynn exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 15 at 2 p.m. at Mikes Farm, with the Rev. Sammy Boone officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Darren and Cindy Howery of Goldsboro and the late Jesse L. Henderson of Kenansville and the granddaughter of Margret Henderson of Kenansville and Wayne and Joan Banks of Warsaw.

The groom is the son of Kendel Gwynn and Eugenia Gwynn of Richlands and the grandson of Jnell Gwynn, the late Pender Gwynn and the late Eugene and Ethel Rhodes of Richlands.

The bride was escorted by her stepfather Darren Howery and given in marriage by her stepfather and her family.

Heather Huffman was matron of honor, while Kim Carter was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Lori Gwynn, sister of the groom, and Meghan Pittman and Emily Pittman, sisters of the bride.

Kendel Gwynn was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Shea Gwynn, cousin of the groom; Phillip Parker and Tony Beckwith, friends of the couple; and Jeremy Henderson, brother of the bride.

Gina Bennett directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Jenni Guice. Kelly DiNenna distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Bill Warren, coordinator.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s family held a reception and dance at Mikes Farm banquet room.

Events held before the wedding included a lingerie shower at the home of Lori Gwynn, sister of the groom, in Richlands hosted by Ms. Gwynn; a miscellaneous shower in Richlands Community Building; and a miscellaneous shower at the home of Sandra Allen, friend of the couple’s family.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at Mikes Farm. The couple chose this time to present gifts to their attendants.

O'Bannon - Sloan

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Mrs. O'Bannon

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. — Jessica Erin Sloan and Alexander O’Bannon exchanged vows April 21 at American Martyrs Catholic Church, with Monsignor John Barry officiating.

The bride is the daughter of David F. “Stoney” and Christine A. Sloan of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Miriam S. Sloan and the late John F. Sloan of Warwick, R.I., and John L. and Eulalia M. Zilly of Narragansett, R.I.

She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree in operations research mathematics and The College of William and Mary with a master’s degree in computational operations research. She is employed as a systems engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation in El Segundo, Calif.

The groom is the son of Timothy C. and Mary M. O’Bannon of San Antonio, Texas, and the grandson of Regina C. O’Bannon, the late Daniel E. O’Bannon, Bebe Krapcha and the late Edward L. Krapcha of Albuquerque, N.M.

He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and Pepperdine University with a Master of Business Administration degree. He is employed as a systems engineer at Lockheed Martin Corporation in Palmdale, Calif.

The bride wore a traditional strapless gown with a beaded lace overlay and a slight sweetheart neckline with an A-line silhouette. The hemline was scallop-edged with a chapel-length train.

She carried a bouquet of white roses and lilies of the valley hand-tied and wrapped with the pale blue sash of her mother’s wedding gown. Attached to the bouquet was a lace cutting from her maternal grandmother’s wedding veil in a crystal locket.

She also carried a prayer book from Lourdes, France, owned by the groom’s maternal grandmother and carried by several women of the Krapcha family during their weddings.

Michelle Adams, Meghan Neumann and Sara Skurky were maids of honor.

Bridesmaids were Heather Blair, Jen Evans, Sara Fournier, Kathy Fosha, Tracey Jordan, Renee Kuhnert, Stacy Rallo, Ellen Vermillion and Kelley Worden.

Daniel O’Bannon was best man.

Groomsmen were David Bowers, Joe Bowers, Jack Connor, David Helterline, William Hennessey, John Khym, Josh Knippa, Adam Laubacker, Rick Silvestrini, Robert Stultz and Alex Valle.

Craig Krapcha was the junior groomsman.

Madison and Emma Hagee were flower girls.

A program of traditional Irish music was provided by Jack Connor and Brian McGilly, friends of the couple, and Bill Svarda, pianist.

A reception was held at Los Verdes Country Club in Palos Verdes, Calif.

After a wedding trip to the Tuscany region of Italy, the couple reside in Hermosa Beach, Calif.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ brunch April 20 hosted by the bride’s mother; a bachelor party at Lake Tahoe, Calif.; a bachelorette party in the wine country of Solvang, Calif.; and bridal showers in San Diego, Calif., and Narragansett.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at the Chart House Restaurant in Redondo Beach, Calif.

Parker - Fallert

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Mrs. Parker

SOLON, Ohio — Michele Leigh Fallert and Wesley Preston Parker exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 14 at 3 p.m. at Pioneer Memorial Presbyterian Church, with the Revs. Jeff and Kerri Peterson-Davis officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Fallert of Cleveland, Ohio, and the granddaughter of Betty D. Jones and the late Richard M. Jones III of Boardman, Ohio, Barbara James of Matthews and the late Raymond Fallert of Cleveland.

She is a graduate of Chagrin Falls High School in Ohio and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism. She was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority. She is employed at Northwestern Mutual Financial Network.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Preston Parker of Mount Olive and the grandson of Ruth Martin Parker, the late Louise Outlaw Parker and Beatrice Best Thornton of Mount Olive and the late Kirby Howard Thornton.

He graduated from Southern Wayne High School and North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology and a minor in wood products. He is employed as a superintendent with West Pine Builders of Raleigh.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal ivory gown of nouveau satin with a V-halter neckline. The bodice was decorated with lace that cascaded down from the neckline and extended out to the pick-up portions of the ruched skirt accented with beading and crystals, repeated in the chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a single-tiered elbow-length ivory veil attached to a comb accented with pearls and crystals.

She carried a bouquet of ivory and lavender roses, purple sweet peas, cream hydrangeas and freesia.

Lindsay Nicole Fallert was her sister’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Kelly Diana Parker of Chapel Hill, sister of the groom, and Jessica Horvath, Lisa Laufik of Cleveland and Allison Reynolds of Cincinnati, Ohio, friends of the bride.

William Preston Parker was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Joshua Whitfield of Mount Olive, Joseph Christopher Johnson of Raleigh, Aldon Holmes Cox of Leland and Chase Lee Campbell of Chapel Hill, friends of the groom.

Molly Miller of Toledo, Ohio, cousin of the bride, was flower girl.

Sue Egleston and Sherrie Reynolds, family friends of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Bridget Gail Parvin, cousin of the groom. Alicia Ferrell of Garner and Katie Gardner of Washington D.C., distributed programs.

Lauren Ashley Parvin of Mount Olive and Natalie Parvin Griffith of Charleston, S.C., cousins of the groom, were special helpers.

A program of wedding music was provided by Jerry Mason, organist; Rich Deken and Kiko Weinroth, vocalists; and Ellen Shirley, flutist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a dinner and dance reception at the Bertram Inn in Aurora, Ohio.

After a wedding trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple reside in Garner.

Events held before the wedding included a miscellaneous shower March 25 at First Baptist Church of Mount Olive; a house-divided tailgating party March 24 at Walnut Creek Country Club; a surprise luncheon and shower March 21 at Northwestern Mutual; a dinner and dance March 3 at Goldsboro Country Club; a bachelorette party and dinner Feb. 24 at the home of Nicole Presnal in Raleigh hosted by Ms. Presnal; a miscellaneous shower and luncheon Feb. 17 at the home of Kathy Phyfer of Mentor, Ohio, hosted by Ms. Phyfer, Susan Miller and Sally Jones; a Christmas shower Dec. 9 at Mount Olive College’s President and Hennessee rooms hosted by Wanda Hardison, Susan Lasater, Verlie Reeves, Donna Ricks and Linda Best Warren; and a pig picking engagement party Oct. 28 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William B. Sutton of Clinton hosted by the Suttons, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Jones and Beatrice Thornton.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner April 13 at Bertram Inn’s McKinley room. The couple chose this time to present gifts to their parents.

Pelletier - Way

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Mrs. Pelletier

LAGRANGE — Tina Marie Grant Way of Dudley and Larry Earl Pelletier exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 21 at 3 p.m. at Garris Chapel United Methodist Church, with Jerry Mitchell officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Roby Lewis and Edna Faye Waters Grant of Salisbury.

The groom is the son of Vernon and Rachel Lynch Pelletier of LaGrange.

The bride wore a strapless satin corset with beaded metallic lace trim and lace up the back. It had a tulle pick-up skirt with a chapel train.

Barbara Kellam was matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were April Way, Krista Way and Jada Farmer.

Jason Pelletier was best man.

Groomsmen were Lawrence, Ryan and Bill.

Susan Spengler directed the wedding.

After a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple reside in LaGrange.

Bryant-Jones

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Mrs. Bryant

Camille Bryant and Larry Donnell Jones exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 7 at 6 p.m. at St. Mark Church of Christ, with Bishop Alton A. Smith officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Dorothy Bryant and the late Willie Bryant of Goldsboro.

She is a graduate of Goldsboro High School. She is retired from O’Berry Center.

The groom is the son of Annie Bell Hobbs of Goldsboro.

He graduated from Dillard High School. He is employed as a custodian with the local schools.

The bride was escorted by her son, Brandon Sutton, and her brother, Bishop Algie Bryant, and given in marriage by her brother.

She wore an ivory strapless gown of satin with an A-line skirt with beaded lace. The long-sleeved jacket was embroidered with lace appliqué trim along the edges and across the jacket. It had a chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a gold tiara with champagne rhinestones attached to a fingertip-veil with crystal and champagne pearls.

The bride carried a bouquet of calla lilies and blue hydrangeas.

Sha tara Hall was her godmother’s matron of honor, while Dr. Alma Jenkins, friend of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Kawanna Jones and Tyhesha Jones, daughters of the groom; Constance Coram, friend of the bride; and Leneneice Chambers, sister of the groom.

William Hobbs, brother of the groom, and Bobby Martin, cousin of the groom, were best men.

Ushers were Robert Thompson and Troy Algie Bryant, nephews of the bride.

Kayla Stover, friend of the bride, was the junior bridesmaid.

Ta’Mya Sutton, granddaughter of the bride, was flower girl. Zacary Thompson, great-nephew of the bride, was ringbearer.

Vivian Stover and Mallie Smith directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Delia Durham. Robert Thompson and Troy Bryant distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Kevin Alston, organist and vocalist; Dr. Alma Jenkins and Tracie Alston, vocalists; and Gera Davis, godson of the bride, bell ringer.

Hostesses were Delia Durham, Miesha Donaldson, Heather Bevell, Nicey Weeks, Cherry Martin and Aileen Rowe.

Out-of-town guests were from Maryland, New York, Alabama and Georgia.

After a wedding trip to Niagara Falls and Canada, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower March 31 hosted by Sha tara Hall and Mary Faison; a bridal dinner March 30 hosted by the groom’s sisters; a bridal shower March 17 hosted by the bride’s goddaughter; and an engagement dinner Sept. 30 at Wilber’s Barbecue.

A rehearsal dinner was held at St. Mark Church of Christ.

Smith-Nelms

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Mrs. Smith

FREMONT — Ashley Benton Nelms and Joshua Adam Smith exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 28 at 4 p.m. at Fremont United Methodist Church, with Craig Langstgon and Judy Drye officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Julian Boyd and Gwynne Whitley Nelms of Fremont and the granddaughter of Clemon Edwin and Ella Ruth Wood Nelms of Centerville and Harvey Lamont and Polly Marks Whitley of Fremont.

She graduated from North Carolina State University with a double major in animal science and poultry science. She is employed as a lab technician at Goldsboro Milling.

The groom is the son of Cecil Leonard and Susan Snipes Smith of Grantham and the grandson of the late Cecil W. and Dorothy Goodman Smith of Princeton and Marjorie Bass and the late James Graham Snipes of Grantham.

He graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in poultry science. He is self-employed as a farmer at Horse Creek Farms.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

Gail Evans Price was matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Brandi Talton, Gail Whitley, Alison Kennedy, Stephanie Howell and Miranda Ramey.

Leonard Smith was best man.

Groomsmen were Jason Bingham, Daniel Gray, Matthew Sanderson, Boyd Nelms and Lee Nelms.

Ushers were Russ Vinson and Phillip Croom.

Aleigha Sauls was flower girl. Christopher Sauls was ringbearer.

Candy Whitley and Lynda Stewart directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Katie Stevens. Cody Stevens distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Sylvia Overman, pianist.

After a wedding trip to Florida, the couple reside in Grantham.

Watson-Morrisey

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Mrs. Watson

GREENSBORO — Keisha Shontae Morrisey and Everett Exavier Watson III exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 7 at 5 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, with the Rev. William B. Stroman Sr. officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Dwight Lee Morrisey of Faison and Joyce Ann Moses of Dudley and the granddaughter of Nettie Bright, Elbert Fryar and the late Annah Fryar of Faison and the late Henry Lee Morrisey of Warsaw.

She is a graduate of Southern Wayne High School and North Carolina A&T State University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and in 2005 with a Master of Science degree in human resources agency counseling. She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. She is employed as a care coordinator at Maryland Choices LLC.

The groom is the son of Everett Watson of Finklea, S.C., and Leontine JoAnna Stroman of Washington D.C. and the grandson of Hattie Mae Watson and the late Exzert Watson of Finklea and the Rev. William Stroman Sr. and Magnolia Stroman of Washington D.C.

He is a graduate of South Carolina State University and Morgan State University. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. He is employed as a software configuration manager at Lockheed Martin.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a vintage-style strapless dress with a beaded and silver-embroidered bodice with a full satin pick-up skirt.

Her headpiece was a crystal tiara with hand embroidery of silver bugle beads and crystals throughout the cathedral train.

The bride carried blush and pink roses, white miniature calla lilies and stephanotis centered with rhinestones and pink topaz stones with stems wrapped in a ivory satin ribbon.

Nichole Richberg was matron of honor, while Annika Moses was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Freda Allen, Anyua Clark, Shayla King, Kameilya Malloy, Adrienne Turner, Sheronda Walters and Kenya Watson.

Terrence Ward was best man.

Groomsmen were Talridge Davis, Andre Holmes, Travis Marcus, Warrick McZeke, Donny Oliver, Kevin Smith and Cedric Whitley.

Ushers were Brian Davis, Lionel Nau and William Thomas.

Elasha Rich and Iysis Whitfield were flower girls. Jaeluan Leach was ringbearer.

Rachelle Redmond directed the wedding. Shawntwon Leach was Bible carrier.

Nandi Wagner was the personal attendant.

Hostesses were Marcisha Adams, Zubaidah Bassett, LaToya Bynum, Cherie Greene, Keya King, Brandy Thomas and Keisha Turner.

A program of wedding music was provided by Gemale Cox, pianist, and Renita Allen, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the Empire Room in Greensboro.

After a wedding trip to Miami South Beach, Fla., and a cruise to the Bahamas, the couple reside in Germantown, Md.

Events held before the wedding included a bachelorette and lingerie party April 6 hosted by friends of the bride; a pampered party April 6 in Greensboro hosted by the bride; a bachelorette surprise getaway March 9 in Isle of Palms, S.C., hosted by the bridal party; a bridal shower tea and luncheon Feb. 3 in Goldsboro hosted by Joyce and Annika Moses, Freda Allen and Nichole Richberg; an engagement dinner June 24 in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., hosted by the couple; and a bachelor weekend in Las Vegas, Nev.

The couple held a rehearsal dinner in Mount Zion Baptist Church fellowship hall.

Birkin - Sullivan

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Mrs. Birkin

Barbara Ann Sullivan and Robert Scott Birkin exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 14 at 2 p.m. at Long Ridge Free Will Baptist Church.

The bride is the daughter of Herman and Linda Sullivan of Mount Olive and the granddaughter of the late Roland and Ethel Sullivan, Sadie Price of Mount Olive and the late Lincoln Price.

She is a graduate of North Duplin High School and Wayne Community College with an associate degree in medical office administration. She is employed as a front desk team leader with Dr. Lambert’s office at Goshen Medical.

The groom is the son of Don and Angie Markovetz of Mount Olive and Scott Birkin of Fayetteville and the grandson of the late William Higgins Jr., Jim and Elise Creech of Mount Olive and Verge and JoAnn Birkin of Raleigh.

He graduated from Southern Wayne High School. He is employed as an assistant manager with Piggly Wiggly of Clinton.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal gown of white satin with a strapless bustline. The bodice was defined by a satin overlapping band beaded with pearls, sequins and bugle beads. The back had pleats that led to the A-line skirt and semi-cathedral train.

Her headpiece was a tiara of rhinestones and Austrian crystal with a single-tiered veil of silk illusion with stardust crystal and satin-corded edging.

The bride carried a bouquet of white and pink roses wrapped in white satin.

LeAnn Julien was her friend’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Jennifer Sullivan and Lynn Faircloth, cousins of the bride; Della King, sister of the bride; and Kris Birkin, sister of the groom.

Steven Higgins was his cousin’s best man.

Groomsmen were Nicki Brock, cousin of the bride; Don Markovetz, stepfather of the groom and Chris Odom, friend of the couple.

Ushers were Wade Faircloth and Matthew Strickland, cousins of the bride.

Gracie Justice, niece of the bride, and Alexys Higgins, cousin of the groom, were flower girls. Benjamin Justice, nephew of the bride, was ringbearer.

Polly Justice, sister of the bride, and Meg Jackson directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Kim Brock, cousin of the bride. Courtney Brock, cousin of the bride, distributed programs.

Special helpers were Gail Rouse, Rena Mason, Faye Sullivan and Nellie Dail.

A program of wedding music was provided by Polly Harris, pianist, and Robin Smith, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church fellowship hall. Patty Brock, aunt of the bride, cut the wedding cake. Dean Strickland, aunt of the bride, poured punch. John and Sandra Sullivan greeted guests.

After a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., the couple reside in Mount Olive.

Events held before the wedding included an afternoon of golfing bachelor party March 31 at Sleepy Creek; a miscellaneous shower March 25 hosted by co-workers of the bride; a lingerie shower March 24 hosted by Jennifer Sullivan and Lynn Faircloth, cousins of the bride; a Pampered Chef shower March 18 at the home of Rena Mason hosted by Ms. Mason; a miscellaneous shower March 10 at the home of the groom’s parents hosted by the groom’s mother and Christine Higgins, cousin of the groom; and a miscellaneous shower Feb. 24 at Long Ridge Church hosted by family and friends.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner in the church fellowship hall.

Cathy - Wise

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Mrs. Cathy

ASHEVILLE — Amanda Lane Wise and Andrew Truett Cathy exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 21 at 5 p.m. at Vista at Inn at Biltmore Estate, with the Rev. Drew Clark and the Rev. Chris Patton officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Daniel and Martha Wise of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late Roger Wise, Lila Shelby and Martha Carson of Goldsboro and the late Raymond Carson of Fayetteville.

She is a 2001 graduate of Wayne Christian School and a 2005 graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations and a minor in Spanish.

The groom is the son of Daniel and Rhonda Cathy of Fayetteville, Ga., and the grandson of S. Truett and Jeanette Cathy of Hampton, Ga., and Ross and Dorothy Palmer of Jonesboro, Ga.

He is a 1997 graduate of Landmark Christian School of Georgia and a 2001 graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in business economics. He is employed as a Chick-fil-A operator in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her family.

She wore a vanilla silk princess satin strapless sheath, crystal embroidered belt with a satin ribbon tie, trumpet skirt and a sweep train.

Her headpiece was a two-tiered corded ivory veil.

The bride carried lavender peonies and garden roses.

Satcie Edge Moore of Bethlehem, Pa., was matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Kara Tolley of Columbia, S.C., Amerique Sileno of Raleigh, Lindsey Sanders of Wilmington, Jennifer Ullman of Cary and Sarah Duckett of Knoxville, Tenn.

Pete Morton of Asheville was his friend’s best man.

Groomsmen were Spencer Wise of Goldsboro, Jeff Maday of Jonesboro, Ga., Ross Cathy of Fayetteville, Ga., Rob Ivy of Atlanta, Ga., and Bill Thorn.

Maddie Grace Carson of Fayetteville, Meghan Bennet of Lexington and Faith Palmer of Jonesboro were flower girls.

A program of wedding music was provided by Dan Cathy, father of the groom, trumpeter.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in The Vanderbilt room of Biltmore Estate.

After a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple reside in St. Petersburg.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at the Horse Barn at Biltmore Estate.

Evans - Conyers

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Mrs. Evans

Brenda Pate Conyers of Goldsboro and Robert Rex Evans of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 7 at 2 p.m. at Faith Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dann Patrick officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Handley Franklin Pate Jr. and Mary Batten Pate of Pikeville .

She graduated from Faith Christian Academy in 1986 and Coker College of Hartsville, S.C., in 2001 with Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education and music education. She is employed as a fifth-grade teacher at Spring Creek Elementary School.

The groom is the son of Herbert Evans and the late Ollie Gray Evans of Princeton.

He graduated from Rosewood High School and Southeastern Free Will Baptist College with degree in Biblical studies. He is employed as an associate pastor at Faith Free Will Baptist Church.

Sue Floars directed the wedding.

A program of wedding music was provided by Susan Denton, pianist, and Kevin Denton, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, ladies of Faith Free Will Baptist Church held a reception. Tammy Cannon was the director.

After a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C.,, and Wintergreen Resort, Va., the couple reside in Goldsboro.

The bride’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at their home.

Hill - Wallace

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Mrs. Hill

MOUNT OLIVE — Marion Julvette Wallace and Tavare Deangelo Hill of Faison exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 7 at 2 p.m. at Piney Green Free Will Baptist Church, with Elder Braxton Frederick officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Adalene Wallace and the late George Whitfield of Mount Olive and the granddaughter of the late Peter Jones of Pink Hill and Julia Wallace-Middleton of Kenansville.

She graduated from East Duplin high School. She is employed as in inventory control at Butterball.

The groom is the son of Martin Johnson of Fayetteville and Valerie Hill-Curlett of Faison and the grandson of Mae Johsnon and the Rev. Kenneth P. Johnson of Fayetteville and the late Edwin Roscoe and Ola Mae Hill of Faison.

He graduated from North Duplin High School. He served in the Marine Corps. He is employed as in process control at Butterball.

The bride was escorted by her brother and given in marriage by Douglas Lee Wallace.

She wore a formal off-white satin strapless gown trimmed in Victorian lilac. It had a semi-cathedral train covered in pearls and sequins.

Tekia N. Wallace was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Evonne Jones, Autumne Greene and Angela Dixon.

Jerry Greene Jr. was best man.

Groomsmen were Dannie Curlett Jr., Joshua Hill and Levarr Gomez.

Ushers were Rashad Branch and Jerel Adkins.

Aquala E. Wallace was flower girl. Morterio D. Simmons Jr. was ringbearer.

Vikki Nichelson directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Jessica Greene. Crystal Robinson distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Myneco Daniels, pianist, and Pamelia Simmons, Deidra Williams and Michael Houston, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Mount Olive College’s Murphy building.

After a wedding trip, the couple reside in Mount Olive.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower March 10 at Faison Community building.

Jernigan - Williams

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Mrs. Jernigan

MANTEO — April Lynn Williams of Dudley and Jeffrey David Jernigan of Dudley exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony March 24 at 5 p.m. at the home of Glenn and Phyllis Futrell of Pirates Cove, with Shirley Ann Gross officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Freddie Carroll Williams Jr. of Goldsboro and Deena Rose Pate of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Fred and Barbara Williams of Dudley, William Ray and Mary B. Rose of Goldsboro, the late Sylvia B. Rose and the late Barbara C. Williams.

She is a 2002 graduate of Eastern Wayne High School.

The groom is the son of Ted Max and Karen Owen Jernigan of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late Raymond and Elma Jernigan and Robert and Emma Owen of Goldsboro.

He is a 1999 graduate of Southern Wayne High School. He is employed as an HVAC technician at Scott Heating and Air Conditioning.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal gown of white satin and chiffon with a square neckline accented with spaghetti straps. The fitted bodice was gathered at the waist with a floral beading design and flowed into an A-line skirt. The semi-cathedral train was beaded with bugle beads and crystals.

She carried a bouquet of white, long stem calla lilies with pink wax wrapped in chiffon.

Michelle F. Jernigan was matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Rebecca Fortner, Candace Smith, Dana Whaley, Martha Smith and Haylee Howell.

Ted M. Jernigan was best man.

Groomsmen were Kirk Jernigan, Tommy Whaley, Stefan Williams, Ashley Smith and Jeff Mozingo.

Hannah Whaley and Sarah Jernigan were flower girls. Gabriel Whaley was ringbearer.

Phyllis Futrell directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs was Kirk Jernigan.

A program of wedding music was provided by Steve the Dream.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Pirates Cove at the pavilion. Judy Jernigan served the wedding cake.

The couple reside in Dudley.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ dinner March 22 at Applebees hosted by Deena Pate at which time the bride presented gifts to her attendants and a bridal shower Feb. 4 at Love Memorial Church fellowship hall hosted by Karen and Michelle Jernigan.

A rehearsal dinner was held March 23 at the Lone Cedar restaurant in Manteo.

Neal - Mozingo

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Mrs. Neal

Wendy Renea Mozingo and Christopher Robert Neal of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 28 at 3 p.m. at Belfast Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Linwood and Sandra Mozingo of Pikeville and the granddaughter of Catherine Sykes, the late David Sykes and the late Bruce and Geneva Mozingo of Pikeville.

She is a graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School and East Carolina University. She is employed as a teacher with Wayne County Public Schools.

The groom is the son of Robert Neal of Bargetown, Ky., and the grandson of Marianna Neal and the late Joseph Neal of Goldsboro.

He graduated from Rosewood High School and Wayne Community College with a degree in ag-business. He is owner and operator of Clean Sweep Lawn Care and Landscapes.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white formal strapless gown with a corset bodice and organza skirt embellished with metallic lace appliqués, pearls and crystals. The A-line skirt flowed into a chapel train.

Her headpiece was a two-tiered veil with satin edging attached to a silver tiara with pearl and crystal accents.

The bride carried a hand-wrapped bouquet of pink roses, miniature white calla lilies and belles of Ireland accented with purple berries.

Cindy McPhail was her sister’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Becky Mozingo, sister-in-law of the bride, and Tracy Hales and Amanda Cummings, cousins of the bride.

Greg Neal was his cousin’s best man.

Groomsmen were Jamie Mozingo, brother-in-law of the groom, and Jamie Bedford and Junior Merritt, friends of the groom.

Hayley McPhail, niece of the bride, was flower girl. Hayden Neal, son of the groom, was ringbearer.

Judy Howell and Bonnie Parks directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Vicki Quinn. Austin and Josh Mozingo, nephews of the bride, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Patsy Gardner, pianist, and Penny Withrow, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church fellowship hall. Jerry and Becky Mozingo greeted guests. Phyllis Bass and Amanda Capps served the wedding cake.

After a wedding cruise to the eastern Caribbean, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ luncheon April 21 at Teas Steakhouse hosted by friends during which time the bride presented gifts to her attendants; a girl’s spa day April 14 hosted by the wedding party; a lingerie shower March 24 at the home of Cindy McPhail hosted by family; a shower March 20 hosted by staff of Eastern Wayne Elementary School; and a shower March 11 at Belfast Pentecostal Holiness Church hosted by friends and family.

A rehearsal dinner was held April 27 at Belfast Church. The groom chose this time to present gifts to his attendants.

Pliler - Bell

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Mrs. Pliler

Amanda Marie Bell of Pikeville and Michael Elwood Pliler exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 14 at 2 p.m. at Saulston United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Rick Ward officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Rickie and Donna Bell of Fremont and the granddaughter of Mary Eileen Bell of Darlington, Pa., Donnie Smith of Fremont and the late Robert Smith Sr.

She graduated from Charles B. Aycock High School in 1999 and attends Ashford University of Iowa for a bachelor degree in organizational management with a concentration in psychology. She is employed as an administrative assistant at Raymond James Financial Services.

The groom is the son of Joe and Kathy Pliler of Pikeville and the grandson of Louis and Christine Drew of Bramer, Mo., and Corine Ekern of Belton, Mo.

He attended Eastern Wayne High School. He is employed at AP Exhaust Products.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white imperial satin mermaid gown in mermaid with an empire bodice bordered with beading above a fitted silhouette. It had a godet train that flared from an array of beading at the back.

Her headpiece was a waist-length veil with white satin trim attached to a crystal headband.

The bride carried a bouquet of fresh calla lilies tied with white ribbon accented with pearl pins.

Cassandra Kingsley was her friend’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Jessica Hunter and Buffie Kornegay, friends of the couple, and Brittany Folds, friend of the bride.

Rolyn Belt was his brother’s best man.

Groomsmen were Jerry Baker, friend of the groom; Chris Bell, brother of the bride; and Mikie Kornegay and Steven Borkowski, friends of the couple.

Kristin Laws, niece of the groom, was flower girl. Robert Pliler and Alexis Pliler, children of the couple, were ringbearers.

Alexis Pliler, daughter of the couple, was the miniature bride. Robert Pliler, son of couple, was the miniature groom.

Tammy Laws, sister of the groom, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Kathy Smith, aunt of the bride. Amber Belt, niece of the groom, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Ryan Smith, cousin of the bride, sound technician.

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

After a wedding trip to Wilmington, the couple reside in Pikeville.

Events held before the wedding included a party April 14 at Ham’s; a bachelor party April 7 hosted by Jerry Baker; a bachelorette party April 7 hosted by Cassandra Kingsley; a shower April 1 at the home of Donnie Smith, grandmother, hosted by Ms. Smith, the bride’s mother and Kathy and Beth Smith, aunt of the bride; and a shower March 20 at Ham’s hosted by friends of the bride.

A rehearsal dinner was held April 13 in the church fellowship hall.

Williams - Darden

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Mrs. Williams

Lonice Darden and Joseph Williams Jr. of Norfolk, Va., exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 28 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Zion Disciples Church of Christ, with Dr. David N. Atkinson officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Margie Lorraine Darden and the late Albert Darden of Faison and the granddaughter of the late Richard and Martha Lewis Darden and Dr. James L. and Maude Williams of Faison.

She is a graduate of North Carolina Wesleyan College with two undergraduate degrees and attends Central Michigan University. She is employed as a program director assistant with Nova Behavioral Healthcare Inc. of Kinston.

The groom is the son of Joseph Williams Sr. and Della Corey Williams of Jamesville and the grandson of the late Alfred and Lela Williams of Washington and the late Dorsey and Maggie Corey of Jamesville.

He graduated from Chowan College with an associate degree in pre-law and East Carolina University with a communication degree. He is serving in the Navy as a first class store keeper.

The bride was escorted by her uncle, Willie Richard Darden, and given in marriage by her mother.

She wore a gold Italian satin A-line gown. The bodice had an off-the-shoulder neckline embellished with silver embroidery, Swarovski crystals, glass beads and bugle beads. The waistline was accented by boxed pleats in the back and flowed into a tiffany train with matching embroidery and beading encircling the hemline.

The bride carried a bouquet of red roses and white calla lilies tied with crimson ribbon.

Marlene D. Faison was her sister’s matron of honor, while Tracey Flow, friend of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Angela Ward, sister of the bride; Marquita Faison, Angelica Ward and Ileisha Ward, nieces of the bride; and Tonya Ham, friend of the bride.

Johnnie Williams and Fredrick Corey were their cousin’s best men.

Groomsmen were Alton M. Glaspie, Michael Darden, Otis Darden, Dennis Darden, Anthony Darden and Kelvin Darden, cousins of the bride; Raymond Ward and Eric Faison, brothers-in-law of the bride; and Donald Atkinson Jr., friend of the bride.

Honorary bridesmaids were Regetta Darden, Rennetta Glaspie and Tonia Hawkins, cousins of the bride.

Aniya Parker, cousin of the bride, was flower girl. Daniel Lee Fredrick, godson of the bride, was ringbearer.

Bernestine Royal and Cheryl Dobson directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Camela and Ernestine Vega. Kierstine McAtee distributed programs.

Special helper was Nicole Fredrick, cousin of the bride.

A program of wedding music was provided by Darryl Stevens, pianist; Annointed Treasures, vocalists; Jimmy Fredrick, guitarist; and Derrick Atkinson, percussionist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Fontaine Swinson, cousin of the bride, was mistress of ceremony. Ervin and Barbara Best attended the gift table.

After a wedding trip to St. Maarten and St. Thomas, the couple reside in Norfolk.

Events held before the wedding included a lingerie shower April 21 at the home of Shirley Reddick and a bridal shower Feb. 10 at the home of George and Cheryl Dobson hosted by Goshen gospel choir and Family Praises choir.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner April 27 in the church dining hall.

Edwards - Bartlett

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Mrs. Edwards

PIKEVILLE — MeLinda Jean Bartlett and Carl Gene Edwards Jr. of Clayton exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony March 24 at 3 p.m. at Antioch Original Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Otis Hamm and the Rev. Dale Belvin officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Linda Weaver Bartlett and the late C.B. Bartlett of Pikeville and the granddaughter of the late B. Lloyd and Hokie Marie Gray Bartlett of Pikeville and the late Joe L. Sr. and Isabel Moore Weaver of Grantham.

She graduated from Charles B. Aycock High School and East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and master’s degree in business administration. She is employed as a supervisor with CISS operations at the trauma center at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

The groom is the son of Linda Faye Edwards and the late Carl Gene Edwards Sr. of Kenly and the grandson of the late Crayton and Bessie Viola Edwards of Dillon, S.C., and Hazel H. Jacobs and the late Johnny R. Jacobs of Baldwin, Fla.

He graduated from North Johnston High School and Campbell University with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. He is employed as a pharmacy manager at CVS.

The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her mother.

She wore a sleeveless formal gown of diamond white satin with a drop waistline. The V-neck bodice was embellished with sequins and Swarovski crystals. The A-line skirt flowed into a semi-cathedral train accented with sequins and crystals.

Her headpiece was a tiara accented with crystals with a semi-cathedral veil and an elbow-length veil accented with crystals and silver embellishments.

The bride carried a clutch bouquet of ivory Victoria roses and hot pink Gerber daisies adorned with jewel accents.

Michelle B. Hamm was her sister’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Stephanie L. Tyndall, friend of the bride, and Lauren E. Sutton, niece of the groom.

Randy G. Sutton was his brother-in-law’s best man.

Groomsmen were B. Kelly Hamm, brother-in-law of the bride, and C. Bryan Kirk, brother-in-law of the groom.

Honorary bridesmaids were Elizabeth E. Sutton and Linda E. Kirk, sisters of the groom; Jody B. Carter, friend of the couple; and Mitzi L. Witherington, friend of the bride.

Logan E. Sutton, niece of the groom, was flower girl.

Barbara Lancaster directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs was Mark A. Bilello.

A program of wedding music was provided by Camille L. Frederick, pianist, and James W. Grant IV, Michelle B. Hamm, Amy D. Harrison, Robin L. Potter and Gail B. Lancaster, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church fellowship hall. Sharon W. Carter and Peggy W. Kennedy, cousins of the bride, served the wedding cake. Scarlet L. Medlin and Ann Davis Weaver, cousins of the bride, poured punch. Kenny and Cathy Harrison greeted guests. Ainsley F. Harrison, Emilee F. Swinson and Chandler L. Harris distributed wedding favors.

After a wedding trip to the Mediterranean, the couple reside in Clayton.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal afternoon tea March 18 at Benjamin B. West Country Inn and Carriage House hosted by Linda Bartlett and Michelle B. Hamm; a bachelor weekend March 16 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a bachelorette weekend and lingerie shower March 9 in Myrtle Beach; a miscellaneous shower March 3 hosted by Kenly Church ladies and the Edwards family; a miscellaneous shower Feb. 22 hosted by the staff of the trauma center at Pitt Hospital; a miscellaneous shower Feb. 19 hosted by Antioch Church ladies auxiliary and the Bartlett family; a kitchen shower and dinner Jan. 27 hosted by Kelly and Michelle Hamm, Linda Bartlett, Felix and Gloria Gurley and Chad and Scarlet Medlin at the Medlin home; and a Christmas brunch and shower Dec. 9 hosted by His In Song praise team at the home of Michelle B. Hamm.

The groom’s family held a rehearsal dinner at Antioch Church fellowship hall. The couple chose this time to present gifts to their attendants.

Haithcock - Newsome

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Mrs. Haithcock

Caroline Price Newsome and Worth Timothy Haithcock II exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 21 at 4 p.m. at First Christian Church, with the Rev. Frederick William Clarke and the Rev. William Duncan Garner Jr. officiating.

The bride is the daughter of William Shuford Newsome and Linda Price Newsome of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late George Rainey and Gladys Ervin Newsome of Goldsboro and the late William Mack and Verna Waters Price of Mount Olive.

She graduated from Wayne Country Day School in 2000 and attended East Carolina University. She is employed with Linda Newsome and Associates.

The groom is the son of Worth Timothy and Karen Wilson Haithcock of Goldsboro and the grandson of Worth Bagley Haithcock and the late Mary Edna Haithcock of Hillsborough and Kathleen Griffin Wilson and the late Robert Monroe Wilson of Goldsboro.

He graduated from Wayne Country Day School in 1996, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2000 and Campbell University School of Law in 2005. He is employed as an attorney at Haithcock, Barfield, Hulse and Kinsey.

The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father.

She wore a a formal gown of off-white satin with a strapless sweetheart neckline. The A-line skirt flowed into a chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a two-tiered veil of silk illusion trimmed with pearls.

The bride carried a bouquet of white and champagne roses.

Lara Tague Carlson was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Kimberly DeAnn Weeks, Ashley Ellen Lewis, Jamie Christine Pritchard and Lauren Kathleen Crawford.

Worth Timothy Haithcock was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Troy Robert Haithcock, Robert Kader Crawford, Jonathan Clindennin Beard, Nicholas John Geers, Dr. Scott Olen LaFevers, Jarred Slicke Chappell, Will Frances Eason, James Douglas Grimes, Dean Constantine Hingaon, Roy John Parker IV and Dameon James Ramsey.

Cheryl Griffin directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Kathryn Lee Wessell. Tia Louise Owens distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Rick Pridgen, vocalist; Mike Nault, organist; and Anna Crumpton, harpist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Walnut Creek Country Club.

After a wedding trip to Costa Rica, Central America, the couple will reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower March 24 at the home of Sharon Crawford hosted by family and friends; a dinner party March 17 hosted by Susie Perrine, Harvey Reinhardt, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Sauls, Mr. and Mrs. John Hine and Dr. and Mrs. Richard Cooke; and an engagement party Feb. 24 at Walnut Creek Country Club hosted by family and friends.

A rehearsal dinner was held at Goldsboro Country Club.

Jones - Hemphill

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Mrs. Jones

Kathy Lee Hemphill and Kenneth Christopher Jones exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 14 at 4 p.m. at Walnut Creek Country Club, with John Earnest officiating.

The bride is the daughter of John H. and Young C. Hemphill of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Victor S. Hemphill of Bakersfield, Barbara Ann Gilmer of Hollow Rock, Tenn., and the late Chun Ik Lee and Gil Nam So of South Korea.

She graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. She is employed as a research chemist at Sandoz Inc. of Wilson.

The groom is the son of Ken and Myrna Jones of Goldsboro and the grandson of Laura Ellen Griffith and the late Kenneth Ackley Jones Sr. of Goldsboro and the late W.R. and Myrtle Carter of Bogalusa, La.

He attended Wayne Community College. He is employed as a trim contractor with Ken Jones Construction.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal white strapless dupioni silk gown, a fitted bodice embellished with beads, a chapel length train accented with a diamond necklace and diamond stud earrings.

Her headpiece was a green cymbidium orchid in her hair with a waist-length veil adorned with scattered crystals.

The bride carried a bouquet of blush calla lilies and green cymbidium orchids.

Christine Hemphill of Greenville was her sister’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Cherie Jordan of Goldsboro, sister of the groom; Mandi Pongpairoj of Greenville and Annie Pongpairoj of Bangkok, Thailand, sisters-in-law of the groom; and Heather Hayes of Asheville, friend of the bride.

Ken Jones was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Aaron Jordan of Goldsboro, brother-in-law of the groom; Shane Pongpairoj of Greenville and Steve Pongpairoj of Bangkok, brothers of the groom; and Stephen Lane of Raleigh, friend of the groom.

Jade Jordan and Kristina Pongpairoj, nieces of the groom, were flower girls. Coe Jordan and Kaedyn Pongpairoj, nephews of the groom, were ringbearers.

Ellen Grice and Ann Godwin, aunts of the groom, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Bianca White, friend of the couple.

A program of wedding music was provided by Melissa Feller of Greenville, pianist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Walnut Creek Country Club grand ballroom.

After a wedding trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a home shower March 10 at the home of the groom’s parents hosted by Ellen Grice, Ann Godwin and Diana Jones; and an engagement party Feb. 23 at the home of the groom’s parents hosted by Bill and Betty Parker, Bill and Anna White, Tom and Patsy Nobles and Patricia Marshbanks.

A rehearsal dinner was held April 13 at the home of Aaron and Cherie Jordan, brother-in-law and sister of the groom.

Minotti - Lutcavage

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Mrs. Minotti

Kristin Noel Lutcavage of Charlotte and Daniel Jeffery Minotti of Charlotte exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 21 at 3 p.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church, with Monsignor John J. McSweeney officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Lutcavage and Mary Ellen Lutcavage of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Stanley and Esther Lutcavage of Wilmington, Del., and Charles and Dolores Duttweiler of Sanford.

She is a graduate of Goldsboro High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is employed at the Carolinas Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross.

The groom is the son of Jeffery and Patty Minotti of Warren, Ohio, and the grandson of the late Albert Minotti, Ruth Minotti, the late Leroy Wyand and Virginia Wyand of Warren.

He is a graduate of John F. Kennedy Catholic High School and Ohio State University. He is employed at Accenture.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

Katherine James was matron of honor, while Anna Zarcone was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Terri Casey, Natalie Minotti, Terri Lutcavage, Liza Smith and Kathleen Vergin.

Matthew Mack was best man.

Groomsmen were James Fogarty, Todd Melby, Ryan Rek, John Richards, Jack Timmins, Gregory Veriotti and Steven Zolciak.

Ushers were Gregory Lutcavage Jr., Eric Lutcavage, Marc Lutcavage and James Lutcavage.

Olivia Casey and Claudia Casey were flower girls.

Presiding at the register was Jordan Hammond. Kristin Wyand and Jenny Wyand distributed programs.

Readers were Carrie Costello and Joshua Hammond.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Providence Country Club.

After a wedding trip to Maui, Hawaii, the couple reside in Charlotte.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at Roof With A View.

Atkinson - Ervin

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Mrs. Atkinson

Rebecca Ervin and Rodney Atkinson of Princeton exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 7 at 4 p.m. at the Arts Council of Wayne County, with the Rev. Michael Williams officiating.

The bride is the daughter of William and Linda Ervin of Goldsboro.

She is a 2003 graduate of Spring Creek High School.

The groom is the son of Joan Strickland of Abilene, Texas.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

Elizabeth Pearce was matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Brenda Ervin, Brittny Painter, Xan Painter and Stacey Zerkle.

Jeff Robinson was best man.

Groomsmen were Justin Brady, Drew Painter, Jeremy Pearce and Rob Brogden.

Cameron Painter was the usher.

Jillian Pearce was flower girl. Dylan March was ringbearer.

Aaron James directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Sandra Wheeler.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Sarah’s Garden.

The couple reside in Princeton.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower March 31 at Bistro 54/54 hosted by the bride’s mother and Elizabeth Pearce.

A rehearsal was held at McCalls.

Jones - Barbee

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Mrs. Jones

Amy Jo Barbee and Joseph Brandon Jones of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 14 at 5 p.m. at Lane Tree Golf Club, with the Rev. Billy Olsen officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Charles F. Barbee of Raleigh and Jo Ann Barbee of Goldsboro, the granddaughter of Van Barbee, Lottie Barbee, Mildred Mull and the late Thad Mull of Aberdeen and the great-granddaughter of J.G. Kanipe of Rockingham.

She graduated from Charles B. Aycock High School, Wayne Community College and East Carolina University. She is employed as a fourth-grade teacher at Tommy’s Road Elementary School.

The groom is the son of Jack and Jeanne Jones of Dudley and the grandson of Edna Oakley and Joseph and Marie Brickhouse of Dudley and the late John Jones of Faison.

He graduated from Southern Wayne High School and Wayne Community College with an associate degree in forest management. He is employed as a log yard supervisor at Lampe and Malphrus.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal gown of candlelight satin with an overlay of silk organza. The bodice was enhanced with asymmetrical gathers at the side and embellished with crystals and beads. The A-line skirt flowed into a semi-cathedral train.

Her headpiece was a veil of silk illusion fashioned with crystal beading.

Carolyn Barbee of Goldsboro was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Kristin Parker Myers and Heather Jackson Sasser of Goldsboro, Jennifer Perkins Howell of Wilmington, Lettie Lawrence of Rocky Mount and Paige Howell of Pikeville.

Jack Jones was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Nicholas Dubberly of Fremont, Braxton Brickhouse and Remic Stahl of Goldsboro, Timothy Cavenaugh of Dudley and Brandon McLawhon of Mount Olive.

Carleigh Myers was flower girl.

Joanne Honn directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Michael Morgan and Elle Dubberly. Michael Kubesh and Kimberly Scott distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Lettie Lawrence and Brandon McLawhon, vocalists, and Jessica Gott, flutist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Lane Tree Golf Club. Terry Scott and Mary Dubberly, aunts of the groom, cut the wedding cake.

After a wedding cruise to the Bahamas, the couple will reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ luncheon April 13 at Madison’s hosted by Jennifer Howell and Clarkie Perkins; a tea party April 4 hosted by Julia Bender and Connie Hopper; a bachelorette and lingerie party March 31 hosted by Elle Dubberly and Mary Dubberly; a bachelor party in Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a shower March 27 hosted by staff members of Tommy’s Road Elementary; a tool shower March 25 hosted by friends of the groom; a luau March 24 hosted by Debra Barbee; a household shower Jan. 27 hosted by Mary Dubberly and Terry Scott; a household shower Jan. 20 hosted by Mildred Mull and Dianne Roberts; and a Christmas shower Dec. 10 hosted by Kristin Myers and Nancy Parker.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at Sleepy Creek Clubhouse. The couple chose this time to present gifts to their attendants.

Price - Blake

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Mrs. Price

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Cheryl Lyn Blake of Tallahasee and Matthew Lane Price of Tallahassee exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony March 8 at 4 p.m. at Maclay Gardens, with Bill Williams officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Linda Cooper and John Phillip Blake of Zebulon and the granddaughter of Sophia Cooper of Crystal River, Fla., the late Joseph cooper and the late Richard and Alice Blake of Ansonia, Conn.

She is a graduate of East Wake High School, Appa-lachian State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a Master of Arts degree in English. She attends Florida State Uni-versity at Tallahassee for a Ph.D. in literature. She is employed at Florida State University.

The groom is the son of Diane Duke and David William Price of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late Matthew Thomas and Nolie Harper Duke of Goldsboro, Janet Clements Price of Morganton and the late Woodrow Wilson Price of Spindale.

He graduated from Southern Wayne High School, East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a Master of Arts degree in English. He attends Florida State Uni-versity for a Ph.D. in literature. He is employed at Florida State University.

The bride was escorted by her father.

Melissa Nicole Blake was her sister’s maid of honor.

David Price was his son’s best man.

Heather Duke Price of Atlanta, Ga., was the reader.

A program of wedding music was provided by a violinist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Chez Pierre of Tallahassee.

Events held before the wedding included a luncheon March 2 hosted by co-workers of the bride.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner March 7 at Andrew 228.

Rutledge - Merritt

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Mrs. Rutledge

Jennifer Lauren Merritt and Gilbert David Rutledge Jr. of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony March 10 at 4 p.m. at Love Memorial Baptist Church, with the Rev. Blane Smith officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Jonathan Wayne Merritt and Joyce Langston Sauls of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Harris Merritt of Dudley and Mary Rose Merritt of Dudley and Pearl Langston of Goldsboro and the late Sim Langston.

She is a 2004 graduate of Spring Creek High School and attends Wayne Community College for a degree in elementary education. She is employed as a sales associate at Target.

The groom is the son of Sandra Beth of Seven Springs and the late Gilbert David Rutledge and the grandson of the late Buddy Thomas Rutledge, Erma Rutledge Talton and Cecile Blanton of Mount Olive and the late William Blanton.

He is a 2000 graduate of Southern Wayne High School. He is employed as a technician at Goldsboro Tire.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white formal gown with spaghetti straps, bodice pearls, sequins and Swarovski crystal accents. The full skirt featured lace, pearl and sequins and flowed into a semi-cathedral-length train embroidered with lace appliqué and pearl scalloped edges.

Her headpiece was a fingertip veil accented with pearls and sequins attached to a silver tiara with pearl and crystal accents.

The bride carried a bulls-eye bouquet of pink, purple and yellow roses.

Jessie Sauls was her sister’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Kayla Collier, Charli Britt, sister of the groom, April Grady and Ashley Barwick.

Dean Cox was his friend’s best man.

Groomsmen were Michael Walters, cousin of the bride; Jason Barnes, brother-in-law; Andy Grady; and Jason Jennette.

Dawson Grady was ringbearer.

Lisa Brown directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs were Daniel and Cecilia Anderson.

A program of wedding music was provided by Steele Sasser, pianist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Sleepy Creek Country Club. Al Cotter and Mike Traveny greeted guests. Judy Kornegay and Carolyn Barnes, aunts of the bride, severed the four-tiered wedding cake.

After a wedding trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., the couple reside in Grantham.

Events held before the wedding included a pantry shower Feb. 25 at Love Memorial Baptist hosted by Sandra Rutledge and April Grady; a bachelorette night Feb. 24 in Raleigh; a lingerie shower Feb. 24 at the Hatch House at Waynesborough Park hosted by Kayla Collier, Charli Britt and Sandy Davis; a bridal shower Feb. 18 at Dudley Christian Church hosted by Judy Kornegay, Carolyn Barnes, Barbara Britt and Dawn Traveny; and a bridal luncheon Feb. 11 at Dudley Christian Church.

The groom’s mother held a rehearsal dinner March 9 at Love Memorial Baptist.

Stephenson - Nieves

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Mrs. Stephenson

Wanda Ivelisse Nieves of Holly Springs and Scott Eric Stephenson of Holly Springs exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony March 3 at 5 p.m. at Daniels Memorial United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Glenn Everett officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Luis Angel and Wanda I. Nieves of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late Simeon and Antonia Nieves, Everalda Pecunia and the late Lt. Col. Noel Pecunia of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

She graduated from Eastern Wayne High School in 1992 and the University of North Carolina at Wilmin-gton with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice and sociology. She is employed as a survey manager at Research Triangle International.

The groom is the son of Linwood Stephenson and Kathy Stephenson of Selma and the grandson of the late F.W. and Caree Stephenson and Lee and Evelyn House of Selma.

He graduated from Cary High School in 1991. He attended the University of North Carolina. He is employed as a technician at Scotts Inc.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a strapless satin and organza drop waist gown with a chapel-length ivory train with champagne trim on the bodice and hemline and champagne and crystal beading embellishments on the bodice and train.

Her headpiece was an ivory lace Spanish mantilla.

The bride carried a clutch bouquet of white calla lilies and pink star lilies.

Aixa I. Kimes was her sister’s matron of honor, while Cristina L. Nieves, sister of the bride, was maid of honor.

Meghan Kephart, friend of the bride, was the bridesmaid.

Linwood Stephenson was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Craig Stephenson, brother of the groom, and Brett Buschnell, friend of the groom.

James Kimes, brother-in-law of the bride, was the usher.

Lauren Ashley Stephenson, daughter of the groom, was the junior bridesmaid.

Alexandra I. Kimes, niece of the bride, was flower girl.

Becky Weisiger, friend of the family, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Janelle Perkins, friend of the bride. Jackie Stephenson, sister-in-law of the groom, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Melissa Coutz of Goldsboro, pianist and organist; and Chris and Michelle Hall of Goldsboro, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, a reception dinner and dance was held at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Officers’ Club. Heather Mills of Florida and Debbie Yelverton and Teresa Simmons of Goldsboro greeted guests. Mary Kimes served the wedding cake.

The couple reside in Holly Springs.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal luncheon Feb. 24 at the home of the bride hosted by the bride, at which time she presented gifts to her attendants; a shower Feb. 10 at Chuck E. Cheese hosted by the bridal party; a shower Jan. 27 at the home of the groom’s mother hosted by Evelyn House and Vicki Fleming; and a shower Jan. 20 at Seymour Johnson AFB NCO Club hosted by Nancy and Chica Reyes.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner March 2 at Daniels Memorial Church.

White - Howell

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Mrs. White

Amber Nicole Howell and Alfred Gordon White III exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 14 at 3 p.m. at Free Gospel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Willard Hardison officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Roger and Gwen Howell of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Marion Howell and the late Elizabeth Howell of Wilson and the late Lee and Ruby Daniels of Goldsboro.

She is a 2002 graduate of Eastern Wayne High School and 2006 graduate of Wayne Community College with an AAS degree in nursing. She is employed as a registered nurse at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

The groom is the son of Alfred II and Jean White of LaGrange and the grandson of the late Alfred and Violet White of Jacksonville.

He is a 2002 graduate of Eastern Wayne High School. He is employed as assistant manager at Walgreen’s.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white lace sheath gown with a sweep train. The gown had a satin cuff neckline embellished with Swarovski crystals.

Her headpiece was a pearl headband with a white elbow-length two-tiered veil with satin edging embellished with Swarovski crystals and pearls.

The bride carried a bouquet of white roses with Queen Anne’s lace adorned with pearls.

Morgan Howell was her sister’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Amy Bridgers, Meredith Batchelor and Ramsye Eason, cousins of the brie.

Alfred White II was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Tony Eason, friend of the couple, and Taylor Phelps and Daniel Phelps, cousins of the bride.

Peyton Eason, cousin of the bride, was ringbearer.

Dawn Eason, cousin of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Heather Batchelor, cousin of the bride. Crystal Lee, friend of the bride, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Sharon Barrow, pianist; Lori Wells, vocalist; and Brian Tingen, sound technician.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church fellowship hall. Kay Daniels and Renee Phelps, aunts of the bride, served the wedding cake.

After a wedding trip to Atlantic Beach, the couple will reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a miscellaneous shower March 21 hosted by staff of Wayne Memorial Hospital Two East; and a miscellaneous shower March 2 at Free Gospel Church hosted by Kay Daniels, Renee Phelps and Bonnie Parks, aunts of the bride, and Dawn Eason, cousin of the bride.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at the home of Margaret Sutton.

Bradford - Kennedy

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Mrs. Bradford

BEULAVILLE — Melissa Ann Kennedy and Stacy “Donnie” Bradford Jr. exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony March 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Mike’s Farm, with Pastor John Taylor officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dean Kennedy of Pink Hill and the granddaughter of Elbert and Lonie Kennedy and the late Tharon and Evelyne Whaley of Pink Hill.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stacy Don Bradford Sr. of Mount Olive and the grandson of the late Therman and Ruth Bradford, Ellena McCullen and the late Willard McCullen of Mount Olive.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal white satin A-line gown with a sweetheart neckline. The fitted bodice was embellished with lace adorned with seed pearls, iridescent beads and sequins. The short scalloped sleeves were embellished with lace and iridescent beads and seed pearls. The back bodice had satin bows with seed pearls and iridescent beads and cascaded into a chapel-length train. She also wore a diamond necklace with accented diamond earrings.

Her headpiece was a silver tiara accented with crystals and pearls with an elbow-length veil of illusion enhance with satin trim.

The bride carried a cascading bouquet of Virginia yellow roses and purple iris accented with baby’s breath.

Karolee Myers of Goldsboro was matron of honor, while Jo Crawford of Pink Hill was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Jennifer Gibbs of Jacksonville and Kimberly Pittman of Pink Hill, friends of the bride.

Stacy Don Bradford Sr. was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Elvis Bradford of Goldsboro, brother of the groom; McClain Davis of Goldsboro, friend of the groom; and Alex Kennedy of Rose Hill, brother of the bride.

Jana Kennedy of Rose Hill, sister-in-law of the bride, was the honorary bridesmaid.

Alexis Kennedy, niece of the bride, was the miniature bride. Chase Ratliff of Rose Hill, friend of the bride, was the miniature groom.

Katlyn Bradford, daughter of the groom, was flower girl. Isaac Standridge of Jacksonville was ringbearer.

Betty Sholar of Rose Hill, friend of the couple, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Sherry Whaley of Pink Hill, aunt of the bride. Michelle Kennedy of Pink Hill, cousin of the bride, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Beverly Mobley and Amanda Lee of Pink Hill, cousins of the bride, vocalists, and Sherman Sandlin, deejay.

Following the ceremony, a reception dinner and dance was held in the banquet room. A three-tiered fountain cake with two satellites of red velvet, vanilla and cookies and cream was served.

The couple took a wedding trip to Walt Disney World, Fla.

Events held before the wedding included a miscellaneous shower March 14 at Butterball LLC hosted by co-workers; a surprise lingerie shower March 4 at the Country Squire of Kenansville hosted by Karolee Myers, friend of the bride; and a miscellaneous shower Feb. 17 at the Taylor building at Potter’s Hill hosted by the bride’s mother and Jana Kennedy, sister-in-law of the bride.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner March 16 at Four-Horses in Beulaville.

Caveness - Britt

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Mrs. Caveness

FAISON — Robin L. Britt and Joseph W. Caveness Jr. exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony March 24 at 3 p.m. at Faison Baptist Church, with the Rev. Paul Rose officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Cedric L. Britt of Mount Olive.

The groom is the son of Joe Sr. and Judy Caveness of Mount Olive.

The bride was given in marriage by her father.

Joe Caveness Sr. was his son’s best man.

A pig picking reception will be held May 19 at 4 p.m. at Mount Olive American Legion Hall. Invitations will be mailed.

After a wedding trip to Bora Bora, French Polynesia, the couple reside in Mount Olive.

Scott - Davenport

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Mrs. Scott

Mandy Elayne Davenport and James Ledell Scott Jr. exchanged vows in a double-ring outdoor ceremony April 7 at 3 p.m. at the home of the groom’s parents, with the Rev. Craig Langdon officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Larry and Gloria Lassiter of Goldsboro and the late Raymond Keith Davenport of Seven Springs, the granddaughter of the late Raymond Marlton and Gertrude Davenport of Seven Springs and the late James and Dorothy Brown of Goldsboro and the stepgranddaughter of Elsie Lassiter and the late Paul Lassiter of Princeton.

She is a 1994 graduate of Rosewood High School and a 2000 graduate of East Carolina University with a degree in teaching. She is employed as a fourth-grade teacher at Carver Elementary School.

The groom is the son of Jim and June Scott of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late Ralph and Dorothy Weaver of Grantham and Emma Jean Scott, the late W.L. Scott and the late May Belle Scott of Mar Mac.

He graduated from Rosewood High School in 1994. He served in the Army. He is employed at CAM Fabrication.

The bride was escorted by her brother and given in marriage by her family.

She wore a mock two-piece outfit with a sweetheart neckline and an A-line skirt. It was semi-cathedral with black floral embroidery on a corset back.

Her headpiece was a short beaded veil.

The bride carried a bouquet of white roses and orange daylilies.

Tiffany Geer was her friend’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Myra Mallard, friend of the bride, and Wendy Dickerson, cousin of the bride.

Jim Scott was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Donald Herring, friend of the groom, and Jonathan Kornegay, cousin of the groom.

Junior bridesmaids were Kayla and Kimberly Scott, daughters of the groom.

Caleb Dickerson, cousin of the bride, was ringbearer.

Sheila Farmer, aunt of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs were Lisa Knoll, sister of the groom, and Jenny Knoll, niece of the groom.

A program of wedding music was provided by Marla Lynn, cousin of the bride.

Following the ceremony, a pig picking reception was held. Servers were friends of the bride. Sue Turner, aunt of the bride, served the wedding cake. Margaret Kornegay, aunt of the bride, poured punch.

The couple will reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a miscellaneous shower March 29 at Carver Elementary School hosted by co-workers; a bridal shower March 17 hosted by the couple’s parents; and a bachelorette weekend in Myrtle Beach, S.C., hosted by friends of the bride.

A rehearsal dinner was held April 6 at the Steak Barn.

Stroud - Barrow

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Mrs. Stroud

SNOW HILL — Crystal Denise Barrow of LaGrange and Terry Glenn Stroud exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony April 7 at 3:30 p.m. at Free Gospel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Reynolds Smith officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Dennis Barrow of Raleigh and Cathy Smith of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Jeannette Smith and the late William Smith of LaGrange and Iola Barrow and the late James Barrow of Goldsboro.

She is a 2000 graduate of Rosewood High School and a 2002 graduate of Johnston Community College. She is employed as a medical technician with Neuse Correctional Center.

The groom is the son of Hank and Darlene Stroud of Princeton and the grandson of Dave and Lib Lassiter of Princeton and the late Needham and Lucy Stroud of Snow Hill.

He graduated from Rosewood High School in 1998. He is owner of Stroud’s Acoustics.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore an ivory A-line gown of satin with an organza overlay. The strapless neckline featured an inset V design encrusted with silver beading. The gathered asymmetrical waistline was adorned with silver beading, sequins, seed pearls and bugle beads. The gown closed with a lace-up back and flowed into a semi-cathedral train with a satin band and silver beading.

Her headpiece was a silver beaded headband with Swarovski crystals and baguettes with an ivory two-tiered silk illusion veil with pencil trim.

The bride carried a clutch bouquet of white miniature callas, Virginia roses, stephanotis and blue hydrangea wrapped in ivory sheer ribbon.

Ashley Smith was her friend’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Tracy Jackson of LaGrange, sister of the bride; Shelia Nord, sister of the groom; and Melissa Smith, friend of the bride.

Hank Stroud was his son’s best man.

Ushers were Jerry Stroud of Seven Springs, brother of the groom; Dave Lassiter of Princeton, uncle of the groom; and Brian Hester of Princeton, cousin of the groom.

Lauren Nord, niece of the groom, was flower girl. Juston Jackson, nephew of the bride, was ring bearer.

Debbie Moore and Elaine Saucier directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Laura and Keith Worley. Jordon Jackson distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Sharon Barrow of Snow Hill, pianist, and Doug and Celina Smith of LaGrange and Barbara Smith of Snow Hill, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception dance at the Steak Barn. Kenny and Pam Minshew and Glen and Barbara Barnes greeted guests. Sam Gray and Amy Smith served the three-tiered wedding cake.

After a wedding cruise to Jamaica, Costa Maya and Grand Cayman, the couple will reside in Princeton.

Co-workers will hold a party May 4 and the bride’s family will hold a shower May 5 at Free Gospel Church.

Events held before the wedding included a bachelor party March 31 in Raleigh; a tool party March 24 hosted by Hank Stroud, Jerry Stroud and Curtis Nord; a lingerie shower March 24 hosted by Darlene Stroud, Shelia Nord, Ashley Smith and Brandy Jones; and a shower March 18 at Lane Tree Country Club hosted by the groom’s family.

A rehearsal dinner was held at the home of David Lassiter. The couple chose this time to present gifts to their attendants.

Brown - Kennedy

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Mrs. Brown

FAISON — Courtney Taylor Kennedy and Gregory Bret Brown exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony March 31 at 3 p.m. at Faison Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Paul Rose officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Kennedy of Faison and the granddaughter of Hazel Kennedy, the late Roy Kennedy and the late Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Ellis of Faison.

She is a 2000 graduate of North Duplin High School. She is the owner/artistic director of Eastern Carolina Academy of Dance in Wallace.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Brown of Rose Hill and the grandson of Lucille Brown, the late Preston Brown and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd E. Boyette of Rose Hill.

He is a 1999 graduate of James Kenan High School and a 2003 graduate of Catawba College with a bachelor degree in business management. He is employed as a livestock manager with Farm Choice Beef LLc.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore an ivory drop waist A-line gown with a chapel length train accented with rum lace on the bodice and the bottom of the gown. The rum lace flowed to the train with box pleats.

Her pearl and crystal tiara was attached to an ivory fingertip-length veil.

The bride carried a bouquet of calla lilies wrapped in ivory ribbon and ivory buttons.

Tara Myers and Angie Gibson were their sister’s matrons of honor.

Bridesmaids were Cheryl Warren, Sara Ivey, Holly Reese, Tori Brown and Jennifer Ray.

Greg Brown was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Derek Brown, Joe Nixon, Mike Kels, Justin Fife, Chris Jernigan and Chad Lakey.

Kendall Myers and Maggie Brown were flower girls. Christian Gibson was ring bearer.

Cindy Rhodes directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Megan Rhodes, Rebecca Rhodes and Eleni Vernon.

A program of wedding music was provided by Pooh Merrit, French hornist; Libby Oldham, pianist; Jeremy Thompson, organist; and Josh Quinn, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Southern Wayne Country Club. Kirby Grady, Seth Quinn, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Holland, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Miriello and Mr. and Mrs. Nick Columbus greeted guests.

After a wedding trip to Negril, Jamaica, the couple will reside in Warsaw.

Events held before the wedding included a bachelorette party March 17 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., hosted by Tori Brown; a bridesmaids’ luncheon March 10 at Murphy’s Place of Mount Olive hosted by Mrs. Randy Holland, Mrs. Terry Columbus and Mrs. Pat Miriello; a miscellaneous shower March 15 hosted by students and parents of Eastern Carolina Academy of Dance; a lingerie shower March 3 at the home of Sara Ivey hosted by Ms. Ivey and Brandi Hamm; a kitchen and recipe party Feb. 28 at Change of Venue Cafe of Kenansville hosted by Tara Myers, Angie Gibson, Jennifer Lewis and Cheryl Warren; a miscellaneous shower Feb. 17 at Dobson Chapel Church hosted by members of the church; a bath and linens shower Feb. 11 at the home of Barbara Guy and hosted by Candace Outlaw, Mrs. Guy and Nikki Newman; and a bachelor weekend in Topsail Beach hosted by friends of the groom.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at the Mad Boar Restaurant in Wallace.

Ficken - Gray

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Mrs. Ficken

Jessica Elaine Gray and Bryce Hain Ficken III exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony March 31 at 2 p.m. at Free Gospel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Wayne Browning officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Donald and Sam Gray of LaGrange and the granddaughter of Roland “Bud” and Joanne Gray, Jeannette Smith and the late William Harper Smith of LaGrange.

She is a 2003 graduate of Eastern Wayne High School and a 2006 graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in family and consumer sciences education. She is employed at Eastern Wayne Middle School as an exploring life skills teacher.

The groom is the son of Hain and Lynn Ficken of Dudley and the grandson of the late Bryce Sr. and Mary Ficken of Mount Olive and the late Eugene and Elsie Davis of Goldsboro.

He is a 2002 graduate of Faith Christian Academy and a 2006 graduate of Mount Olive College with a Bachelor of Science degree. He is employed as an insurance agent with Ficken-Blackwelder Insurance and Realty.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her family.

She wore a strapless candlelight gown with a sweetheart bodice adorned with crystals and beads. The back featured a lace embellishment adorned with crystals and beads and flowed into a mermaid-style skirt with a short train.

Her headpiece was an elbow-length candlelight veil of bridal illusion with penciled edging.

The bride carried a bouquet of mixed flowers of pink and white calla lilies and pink and white roses.

Kathryn Ginn was her friend’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Brooke Gray, cousin of the bride; Caitlin Allen and Skyler Hardy, friends of the couple; and Casi Mooring, friend of the bride.

Hain Ficken was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Jason Gray, brother of the bride, and Jonathan Graham, Taylor Whitfield and Wade Graham, friends of the groom.

Ushers were Scott Hardy, friend of the groom, and Blake Gray and Jonathon Gray, cousins of the bride.

Morgan Gurley, friend of the bride, was flower girl.

JoAnn Summerlin, cousin of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Lindzy McDonald, friend of the bride. Jacob Gray and Jacob Smith, cousins of the bride, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Sharon Barrow, pianist; Doug Tart, trumpeter; and Al Laws and Barbara Smith, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church fellowship hall. Dwight and Sherry Gray and Kim and Rhonda Gray, uncles and aunts of the bride, greeted guests. Maryann Wiggins, aunt of the groom, and Gloria Allen, friend of the couple, served the wedding cake. Cathy Smith and Amy Smith, aunts of the bride, poured punch.

After a wedding trip to Charleston, S.C., and Savannah, Ga., the couple reside in LaGrange.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal luncheon March 24 at Lydia’s Tea Room hosted by Rhonda and Brooke Gray and JoAnn Summerlin; a barbecue and handy man shower March 17 at Sleepy Creek Clubhouse hosted by Spring Creek High School’s athletic department; a miscellaneous shower March 15 at Eastern Wayne Middle School hosted by co-workers; a lingerie shower March 10 at the home of Amy Smith hosted by Amy and Cathy Smith, aunts of the bride, and Crystal Barrow, cousin of the bride; a miscellaneous shower March 3 at New Hope Fire Department hosted by the bride’s family; and a miscellaneous shower Feb. 18 at Sleepy Creek Clubhouse hosted by Skyler Hardy and Caitlin and Gloria Allen.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner March 30 at Walnut Creek Country Club.

Routa - Murdock

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Mrs. Routa

Kimberly Joyce Murdock and Matthew Hamilton Routa exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony March 31 at 4 p.m. at Adamsville Baptist Church, with Dan Bare officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Charles Thomas and Joyce Mitchell Murdock of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of John Murdock and the late Virginia Murdock of Texas and Inez Mitchell and the late Andrew Mitchell of North Carolina.

She graduated from Eastern Wayne High School in 2001 and Mitchell’s Hair Styling Academy in 2002. She is employed as a hair stylist at Hair Affair.

The groom is the son of John Valley and Rosemary Marcella Routa of Goldsboro and the grandson of John Routa and Linda Ekelamn of Pennsylvania and Ann Routa and the late Homer and Florence Clayton of West Virginia.

He graduated from Rosewood High School in 2000. He attended Wayne Community College. He is employed as a data network technician with the Air Force.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white satin strapless gown. The bodice was cuffed and beaded in pearls and bugle beads. The beading continued down the chapel train.

Her headpiece was a white veil adorned with matching beading around the scalloped edge.

The bride carried a bouquet of white lilies, pink Gerber daisies, white roses, white filler and greenery with silver accents.

Christina Toler was her friend’s matron of honor, while Stephanie Murdock, sister of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Sara Calfee, friend of the bride; Nicole Anders, cousin of the bride; and Jennifer Routa, sister of the groom.

Jason Farmer was his friend’s best man.

Groomsmen were Jeremy Wilson, Kevin Teasley, Dustin Swain and Michael Watson, friends of the groom.

Haley Toler, friend of the bride, was flower girl.

Melissa Gregory directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Richard Everhart and Evon Zell. Ashley and Krysten Murdock distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Jim Dixon, soundboardist; Antoinette Parks, pianist; and Lisa Watson, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Officers’ Club. Ashley Hankins and Christopher Boyd greeted guests.

The couple will reside in Glendale, Ariz.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ luncheon March 30; a bachelor party March 29 hosted by the groomsman; a bachelorette party March 24 hosted by Christina Toler, Sara Calfee and Nicole Anders; a shower March 13 hosted by Hair Affair; a shower March 14 hosted by Eastern Carolina Surgical; a lingerie shower March 4 hosted by Christina Toler and Stephanie Murdock; a shower Feb. 25 at the home of Linda Everhart hosted by the bride’s family; and a shower Jan. 27 at the home of Sandra Peele hosted by Grace Bible class of Adamsville Baptist Church.

A rehearsal dinner was held March 30 at Holiday Inn Express.

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Sunnie Gabrielle Harris and Justin Craig Baker of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony March 1 at 10:45 a.m. at the Magistrate Office, with W.B. Buchanan officiating.

The bride is the daughter of John Timothy and Patsy Rae Stone Harris of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Merle Swanson of Goldsboro, the late Floyd Jethro Harris and William Lewis and June Kyles of Eden.

She graduated from Rosewood High School. She received a Teaching Fellows scholarship and obtained a teaching internship at Rosewood Elementary.

The groom is the son of Desmus Baker of Jeffersonville, Ind., and Colleen Eulo of Norfolk, Va., and the grandson of Wanda of Clarksville, Ind., the late Desmus Baker and Hayden Couch and Margorie Couch of Carolton, Ky.

He graduated from Jeffersonville High School in Indiana and has a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

Jennifer Paige Barrow was maid of honor.

John Matthew Reese was best man.

Amanda Peacock and Chanda Robinson helped with wedding preparations.

The couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a lingerie shower Feb. 23 hosted by Jennifer Barrow.

Narron - Thorpe

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Mrs. Narron

GREENVILLE — Aaron Georgia Thorpe of Winterville and Samuel Franklin Narron of Winterville exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. at Rock Springs Center, with the Rev. Chuck Young officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Phil and Toni Thorpe of Burlington and the granddaughter of Mary Angel and the late Tom Thorpe of Greensboro and Chaplain A.G. and Georgia Parker of Advance.

The groom is the son of Richard “Rooster” and Robin Narron of Goldsboro and the grandson of Susie Narron and the late Sam Narron of Middlesex and the late George Franklin Cauthorne Jr. and Edith Cauthorne of Richmond, Va.

The couple took a wedding trip to St. Lucia.

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Russell - Taylor

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Mrs. Russell

Sheri Johnson Taylor and Curtis Wade Russell Jr. of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at Rosewood Worship Center, with Horace Johnson officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Eric and Gloria Johnson of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late Neil Johnson, Mildred Johnson, Georgia Mae Jackson and the late Oscar Jackson of Goldsboro.

She is employed as a hairstylist at Sheri’s Hair Salon.

The groom is the son of Curtis Wade Russell Sr. of Newport and Debra Donald of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late Lional and Doris Russell of Newport and Penny McFatter and the late Walter McFatter of Goldsboro.

He is employed as an inspector/sales rep with Terminix.

The bride was escorted by her son, Oscar Taylor.

Lynne Fulghum and Michelle Braxton were matrons of honor.

Bridesmaids were Sara Johnson, Sharon Lee and Jennifer Mesimer.

Monty Mesimer was best man.

Groomsmen were Jonathan Russell, Johnny Oliver, Justin Moore and Robbie Lancaster.

Georgia Fulghum was flower girl.

Lee Ann Keen directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Cheryl Ellis and Jamilynne Ellis.

A program of wedding music was provided by Anna Lee Crumpton, harpist.

After a wedding trip to Las Vegas, Nev., the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Lambert - Lee

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Mrs. Lambert

MOUNT OLIVE — Amanda Brooke Lee and Garrett Douglas Lambert exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. at Mount Olive First Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Rev. Jimmy Swinson officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Jay and Sharon Lee of Faison and the granddaughter of Austin and Edna House of Mount Olive and Lewis and Joette Lee of Albertson.

She is a 2005 graduate of Sampson Community College. She is employed as a registered nurse at Sampson Regional Medical Center.

The groom is the son of Doug and Bonnie Lambert of Faison and the grandson of Oscar Lambert, the late Rosa Lambert and the late Louis and Hazel Herring of Mount Olive.

He is a 2005 graduate of Wayne Community College’s HVAC program. He is employed as a distribution maintenance planner at Butterball.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a strapless gown with rhinestones and sequins. The bodice was white satin accented with rhinestones and sequins.

Her headpiece was a silver comb embellished with rhinestones and crystals attached to a veil of bridal illusion embellished with hand-sewn rhinestones, sequins and crystals around the border.

The bride carried a bouquet of silk white roses, calla lilies, tulips and tiger lilies.

Lindsay Lee of Faison was her sister’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Chelsey Lee of Faison, sister of the bride; Renee Lambert of Faison, sister of the groom; and Jeanna Butts of Mount Olive, cousin of the groom.

Doug Lambert was his son’s best man.

Ushers were Lewis Alphin of Mount Olive, friend of the groom, and Greg Swinson of Faison, cousin of the groom.

Groomsmen were Rodney Browe and Major Foy Ivey of Mount Olive and Andrew Hollingsworth of Faison, friends of the groom.

Caroline Summerlin, cousin of the groom, and Annabeth Lindsay, cousin of the bride, were flower girls. Noah Summerlin, cousin of the groom, was ring bearer.

Pam Lindsay, aunt of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were David and Jean Whaley, uncle and aunt of the bride. Heather Lee, cousin of the bride, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Brandi Worth and Neil Swinson, vocalists, and Leigh Ann Underhill.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents and family held a reception at the church fellowship hall. David and JoAnn Ruth of Bolivia, uncle and aunt of the bride, and Vance and Sandra Harrell, uncle and aunt of the groom, greeted guests.

After a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, the couple reside in Mount Olive.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal luncheon Feb. 10 at Murphy’s Place hosted by Jannah Pate and Erin King, friends of the bride; a bridal shower Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 hosted by co-workers of the bride; a bridal shower Jan. 28 at Garner’s Chapel Church hosted by the bride’s family; and a bridal shower Jan. 13 at Mount Olive First Pentecostal Holiness Church hosted by the groom’s family.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Feb. 23 in the church fellowship hall.

Parker - Griffin

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Mrs. Parker

DUDLEY — Wendy Suzanne Griffin of Cary and Jonathan David Parker of Cary exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony March 10 at 3 p.m. at Emmaus Baptist Church, with the Rev. John C. Sasser officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Wendell Torrence and Cheryl Pierce Griffin of Dudley and the granddaughter of the late Oliver Holmes and Emma Grady Griffin of Dudley and the late Cedric Dixon and Marguerite Payne Pierce of Pikeville.

She graduated with honors from Southern Wayne High School in 1995 and Campbell University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communication. She is employed as a partnerships assistant for North Carolina Baptist Men at the Baptist state convention of North Carolina.

The groom is the son of David Edward and Libby Allison Parker of Nashville and the grandson of Mildred Hollowell of New Bern, the late John Frances Parker of Rich Square and the late Percy Graham and Sallie Allen Allison of Cedar Grove.

He graduated with honors from Northern Nash High School in 1997, cum laude from Campbell University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in religion and Campbell University in 2004 with a Master of Divinity degree. He is employed as an assistant facilities director at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal gown of white chiffon over satin. The portrait neckline enhanced the beaded bodice that featured flowing chiffon sleeves. The A-line skirt flowed into a chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a veil of silk illusion with a penciled edging attached to a tiara of irridescents and pearls.

The bride carried a hand-tied cascading bouquet of pink Gerber daisies and white calla lilies.

Kimberly Bohannon of Garner was her friend’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Emily Grice of Pikeville, sister of the bride; Tiffany Griffin of Calypso, sister-in-law of the bride; and Diane Gallagher of Briarwood, N.Y.; friend of the bride.

Joshua Parker of Greenville was his brother’s best man.

Groomsmen were Jason Leonard of Greenville, friend of the groom, and Jonathan Griffin of Calypso, brother of the bride.

Maya Gonzalez of Pikeville, niece of the bride, was flower girl. Matthew Jaen of Briarwood, friend of the couple, was ringbearer.

Brandy Sadler of Holly Springs, friend of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Lori Rountree of Wilson, friend of the couple. Freddy Jaen of Briarwood, friend of the couple, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Betty Wynne of Raleigh, friend of the couple, pianist, and Amanda Anderson of Faison, cousin of the bride, vocalist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church fellowship hall. Shonda Outlaw of Dudley and Donna Denham of Seven Springs were coordinators. Linda B. Pierce and Jewel Autry, aunts of the bride, served the wedding cake. Nora Sasser, friend of the couple, poured punch.

After a wedding trip to the Grand Cayman Islands and Ocho Rios, the couple reside in Cary.

Events held before the wedding included a gift-card shower Feb. 24 at the home of Tiffany Griffin hosted by Ms. Griffin; a miscellaneous shower Feb. 15 in Cary hosted by the staff of North Carolina Baptist Men; a couples’ shower Feb. 10 in Durham hosted by Mel, Cynthia and Melissa Knight; a miscellaneous shower Feb. 3 in Dudley hosted by Emmaus Baptist Church; and a miscellaneous shower Jan. 27 at the home of Joanne Honeycutt hosted by Ms. Honeycutt.

A rehearsal dinner was held March 9 in Emmaus Baptist Church fellowship hall. The couple chose this time to present gifts to their attendants.

Stanley - Whitley

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Mrs. Stanley

GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Vickie Rae Whitley of New Bern and Thomas Franklin Stanley of Kinston exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Feb. 23 at the Little Mountain Church of Gatlinburg Chapel Ministries, with the Rev. Ed Taylor officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Roger and Vickie Johnson of Dudley.

She is a 1999 graduate of Southern Wayne High School. She is employed as the branch manager of Citifinancial of Kinston.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stanley of Deep Run.

He graduated from South Lenoir High School in 1995 and Lenoir Community College’s basic law enforcement training in 2002. He is employed as a deputy with Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office.

The bride wore a white satin gown with a chiffon overlay. The bodice was enhanced with an empire waistline accented with silver embroidery. The back was enhanced with covered buttons and a train.

Her headpiece was a pearl and rhinestone tiara with a short veil.

The bride carried a bouquet of white and burgundy red roses.

Stephanie Short Lovic of Goldsboro was her friend’s matron of honor.

Rodney Lovic was his friend’s best man.

A reception was held Feb. 24 at the Community Council of Arts building in Kinston. Debbie Fiaschetti and Vimarie Negron were food servers and Dottie Rains, Jimmie Davis, Cellie Balltzglier and Mandy Stevens served the wedding cake and poured the punch.

Head - Sasser

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Mrs. Head

Dana Leigh Sasser of Goldsboro and Jeffrey Ray Head exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Dec. 31 at 2 p.m. at D &J Ranch, with Ferrell Hardison officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Paul Sasser of Goldsboro and Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Dail of Kinston, the granddaughter of Jesse Paul and Peggy Gurley Sasser of Goldsboro and Aljua Lee and the late George Wilson of Dudley and the stepgranddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Waters of Goldsboro.

The groom is the son of Johnny Ray and Pamela Howell Head of Pikeville and the grandson of Milton Ray of Goldsboro and Shirley Combs Head and Ellwood Cary and Jencie Whaley Howell of Pikeville.

After a wedding trip to Biltmore, the couple will reside in Rosewood.

Holloway - Farland

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Mrs. Holloway

CHINQUAPIN — Sheainell Farland of Durham and Marshall Holloway Jr. of Durham exchanged vows Dec. 23 at 3 p.m. at Saint Lewis Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Thomas I. Branch Sr. officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Wilma Teachey, Willie Outlaw and Edward Teachey and the granddaughter of Crettie M. Batts and Mary Outlaw.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Holloway of Dudley and the grandson of Gladys Flowers of Faison.

Welch - Sellers

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Mrs. Welch

Deborah Hodgin Sellers and Wade Dean Welch of Daytona Beach, Fla., exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. at Goldsboro Friends Church, with the Rev. David Brindle officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Hodgin Sr. of Goldsboro and the gra snddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James R. Powell Sr. of Mount Olive and the late Mr. and Mrs. Gurney E. Hodgin of Goldsboro.

She is a 1977 graduate of Goldsboro High School and a 1981 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. She is employed as manager of Aries Formal Wear.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Osroe Wade Welch of High Point and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. George A. Petty of High Point and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Welch of Rockingham.

He is a 1976 graduate of Allen Jay High School in High Point and Davidson Community College in Lexington. He is employed as a sales associate with Jon Hall Chevrolet of Daytona Beach.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her children and parents.

She wore a strapless A-line gown of ivory matte satin trimmed with silver beading and crystals. The princes bodice had a pleated skirt and a semi-cathedral train embellished with dimensional beading and embroidery with Swarovski beads and crystals. She wore pearl earrings and a pearl necklace given to her at birth by her aunt.

Her headpiece was a tiara of Swarovski beads and crystals with an ivory detachable fingertip veil of silk illusion edged with satin ribbon.

The bride carried a cascading bouquet of white Virginia roses centered with an orchid, pearls, greenery, ribbons and a flower rosette of ivory lace from her grandmother’s bridal trousseau.

Jeanne Anders Hodgin of Goldsboro was her sister-in-law’s matron of honor, while Breanna Kiersten Welch of Daytona Beach, daughter of the groom, was maid of honor.

Darlene Holley of Greensboro, sister of the groom, was the bridesmaid.

Osroe Wade Welch was his son’s best man. Ushers were George E. Hodgin Jr. of Goldsboro, brother of the bride; George E. Hodgin III of Goldsboro, nephew of the bride; and Steve Holley of Greensboro, brother-in-law of the groom.

Junior bridesmaids were Danielle Sellers and Deanna Sellers of Goldsboro, daughters of the bride, and Sarah Hodgin of Goldsboro, niece of the bride.

Dr. Genevieve H. Gay of Goldsboro, aunt of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Marjorie Rose Powell of Mount Olive, aunt of the bride.

A program of wedding music was provided by Linda Smith, organist and pianist, and Harold Hill of Goldsboro, friends of the bride.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Walnut Creek Country Club. Lovie Powell McKeel, cousin of the bride served the four-tiered white wedding cake with rosettes and pearl sprays. Becky Hill, friend of the bride, poured punch.

The couple will take a wedding trip next month to Orlando, Fla., Las Vegas, Nev. and Maui, Hawaii. They reside in Goldsboro and Daytona Beach.

Events held before the wedding included a wedding bell brunch Jan. 20 at Goldsboro Country Club hosted by Dr. Genevieve H. Gay, aunt of the bride, and Jeanne Anders Hodgin, sister-in-law of the bride, and a dinner Jan. 7 at the home of George and Jeanne Hodgin.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Jan. 19 at Goldsboro Country Club.

Wright - Brannon

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Mrs. Wright

Meghan Burgess Brannon and Kenneth Brian “K.B.” Wright exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Dec. 30 at 3 p.m. at Daniels Memorial United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Glenn Everett officiating.

The bride is the daughter of W. Ray and Olivia B. Brannon of Dudley and the granddaughter of Marguerite C. Burgess McPherson and the late Ruby Brannon White of Elizabeth City and the late Lathan Burgess of Old Trap.

The groom is the son of Malcolm and Temera Wright of Pikeville and the grandson of Robert C. Garrett of Hampton, Va., the late Charlotte G. Garrett and Harold and Juanita Hogaboom of Ogdensburg, N.Y.

After a wedding trip to Beaufort and the Outer Banks, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Bland - Davidson

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Mrs. Bland

ROME, Ga. — Catherine Collins Davidson and Nicholas Norwood Bland exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Morris Chapel at Darlington School, with the Rev. Scott Alan Jackson and Browning Montgomery Wood officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Gene Grant Davidson of Rome, Ga., and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Bauhofer of Goldsboro and the late Mr. and Mrs. G. Raymond Davidson.

The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. James Laval Bland Sr. of Aiken, S.C., and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William Edward Cato of Aiken and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Bland.

He attends Tufts University for a doctor of dental surgery degree.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a strapless formal ivory peal gown with a pearl and crystal embellished bustier top with a full ivory silk shantung pickup skirt and a chapel train. She wore a pearl necklace and earrings that had been given to her at birth by her parents.

Her headpiece was a cathedral-length veil bordered with peau d’ange lace, which was worn by her mother.

The bride carried a lace handkerchief given to her by her paternal grandmother and a clutch bouquet of green and white hydrangeas, white bouvardia and white hyacinths collared with dusty miller and lamb’s ear accented with green wheat.

Virginia Lauren Davidson of Rome was her twin sister’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Christina Blanchard Brewer of Atlanta, Ga., Margaret Beth Erwin, Melissa Faith Sumner and Courtney Rae Williams of Rome, Allison Elizabeth Johnson of Rockhill, S.C., and Mary Charlotte Shearer of Milledgeville, Ga., and Emily Elise Maddox of Atlanta, cousins of the bride.

Patrick Richard Band was his twin brother’s best man.

Groomsmen were Jared Thomas Churchill Blakey of Marietta, Ga., Blake Anthony Cole and Brandon Doogan Cole of Duluth, Ga., Jonathan Robert Ables and John Simon Cochran of Gainesville, Ga., Scott Douglas Berl of Moultrie, Ga., Hans Bauhofer Davidson of Tallahassee, Fla., brother of the bride, and Jeremy Jewell Maddox of Pendergrass, Ga.

Alice Allgood Cooper Griffin of Rome was the honorary bridesmaid. Clinton Reid Moore of Aiken was the honorary groomsman.

Junior bridesmaids were Anneliese Grace Hibbs and Garlyn Catherine Hibbs of Sparta, N.J., cousins of the bride.

Elizabeth Aileen Hortman, Elizabeth Summer Jones, Mary Elizabeth Montgomery and Sara Louise Pate of Rome distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Neil Allen Sanders, organist; Douglas Wayne Walker, trumpeter; Browning Montgomery Wood, guitarist; and Mr. and Mrs. Gary David Hibbs, uncle and aunt of the bride, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Coosa Country Club. Dr. and Mrs. Alan Lee Bowen of Rome greeted guests. A four-tiered wedding cake with sugar polka dots and ivory sugar roses was served.

After a wedding trip St. Kitts, French West Indies, the couple reside in Boston, Mass.

Events held before the wedding included a brunch Feb. 18 at the Davidson home hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lobik, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Williams and Janice Winterboer; a party Feb. 17 hosted by Lee Young and Susan Robinson; a bachelor party in Atlanta hosted by the groomsmen; a bridesmaids’ luncheon at Vinings Inn in Atlanta hosted by Susan Battle, Anneliese Maddox, Jenne’ Hibbs, Donna Davidson and Ellen Burns; a luncheon and miscellaneous shower at Coosa Country Club; a bachelorette party in Atlanta hosted by the bridesmaids; a Christmas shower in Aiken hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Preston Price, Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Price, Whitney Price and Ryan Price; a lingerie shower in Athens, Ga. hosted by Meggie Erwin, Courtney Williams, MiMi Sumner and Alice Griffin; and an engagement party at the Stegall home in Rome.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Feb. 16 at Coosa Country Club.

Eldridge - Nord

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Mrs. Eldridge

MOUNT OLIVE — Amber Nichole Nord of Mount Olive and David Pierce Eldridge of Mount Olive exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. at Mount Olive First Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Rev. Doug Bartlett officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Curtis Ray Jr. and Sheila Gay Nord of Goldsboro and Kathrine Ann Piner of Tulsa, Okla., and the granddaughter of Curtis Sr. and Clara Nord of Goldsboro, Joe Jones of Delta, Colo., and the late Mary Jones.

She is a 2003 graduate of Southern Wayne High School and a 2005 graduate of Wayne Community College with a major in phlebotomy. She is employed as a customer service associate for Food Lion of Mount Olive.

The groom is the son of Carl and Rosemary Massey of Newton Grove and the late James N. Eldridge and the grandson of Marie Roberts of Mount Olive, the late Boyden Roberts and the late Eunice Eldridge.

He graduated from North Duplin High School in 2002 and Wayne Community College in 2006 with a major in H-vac. He is employed as an H-vac installer with Anderson Heating and Cooling of Mount Olive.

The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father.

She wore a white satin halter A-line gown with beaded lace appliqués covering the gown. It had a chapel-length train with beaded lace trim around the edges and down the back.

Her headpiece was an elbow-length veil trimmed in white satin attached to a beaded tiara comb.

The bride carried red miniature roses and white roses hand-tied with white satin ribbon.

Danielle Owen was her friend’s maid of honor.

Melisa Weeks, cousin of the bride, was the bridesmaid.

Adam Roberts was his cousin’s best man.

Chris Kornegay, friend of the groom, was the groomsman and usher. Chad Nord, brother of the bride, was an usher.

Lauren Nord, sister of the bride, was flower girl.

Gayle Kabes directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs was Nancy Crapster, aunt of the groom.

Following the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Nord Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Massey held a dinner reception in the church fellowship hall.

The couple reside in Mount Olive.

Shearer - Maddox

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Mrs. Shearer

SAINT SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Mary Charlotte Maddox and Ballard Bruce Shearer exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Dec. 30 at 3 p.m. at Saint Simons United Methodist Church, with Mark Henry officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Steven Walter and Anneliese Bauhofer Maddox of Atlanta, Ga., and the granddaughter of Charlotte Adams Maddox and the late Walter Erskin Maddox of Emerald Isle, formerly of Goldsboro, and John Edward and Sue Waller Bauhofer of Goldsboro.

She attended the University of Alabama and the Aveda Institute of Atlanta. She was a member of Chi Omega. She is employed as a sales representative at Z97.7 radio station.

The groom is the son of Craig Bruce and Louann Swiatek Shearer of Marietta, Ga., and the grandson of Leitha and the late Robert Shearer, Dorothy Swiatek and the late Robert Swiatek of Marietta.

He attended the University of Alabama and attends Georgia College and State University for a degree in environmental science. He was a member of SAE.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore an ivory lace gown with satin ribbon at the waist.

Her headpiece was an ivory short veil trimmed in satin ivory ribbon.

The bride carried an herb bouquet to symbolize the blessings of marriage.

Emily Eliese Maddox was her sister’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Lauren Henderson, Maggie Watkins, Collins Davidson, Virginia Davidson and Hannah Frost.

Craig Shearer was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Baxter Shearer, Warren Koningsmark, Jonathan Van Gorp, Victor Evans and Alan Cobb.

Presiding at the register was Brenda Hall. Anneliese Hibbs and Garlyn Hibbs distributed programs.

Taylor Hibbs lit the candle arbors.

A program of wedding music was provided by George Ingram, pianist, and Gary and Jenne Bauhofer Hibbs, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the King and Prince Hotel in St. Simons Island. A wedding cake decorated with seashells topped with two seahorses was served.

After a wedding trip to Ameliea Island, Fla., the couple reside in Millidgeville, Ga.

Events held before the wedding included a shower at the Swan House of Atlanta hosted by friends of the bride’s mother; a salsa party hosted by Susan Kincer, Ellen Burns, Beth Mcgriff, Sharon Horton and Betty Koningsmark; a lingerie shower hosted by Betsy Henderson, Cathy Singleton and Stephanie Lyons; a bachelorette party in Atlanta hosted by the bride’s sister, Emily; a bachelor party in Savannah hosted by the groomsmen; a bridesmaids’ luncheon in St. Simons hosted by Susan Battle, Jenne Hibbs, Sherry Davidson, Martha Fiser, Brenda Hall and Linda Williams; and a cocktail party in St. Simons hosted by Bruce and Ski Whitehurst.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at the King and prince Hotel in St. Simons Island.

Smith - Wimberley

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Mrs. Smith

MIAMI, Fla. — Shannon Wimberley of Goldsboro and Derrick Smith exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Jan. 15 at 3 p.m., with Cynthia Dobbs officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Michael Wimberley of Richlands and Dominique Wimberley of Edmonton, Canada, and the granddaughter of Joanne Haswell and the late Joe Wimberley of Middlesex.

She graduated from Charles B. Aycock High School in 1996 and attended Wayne Community College. She is employed as a receptionist at Goldsboro Pediatrics.

The groom is the son of Keith and Hillary Smith of Goldsboro and the grandson of Russell and Joyce Smith and the late T.K. and Josephine Holmes of Goldsboro.

He graduated from Rosewood High School in 1996 Wayne Community College with a degree in poultry management. He is employed as a serviceman at Goldsboro Milling Co.

The bride wore an ivory strapless A-line organza gown with ribbon details on the waist and skirt.

She carried a bouquet of ivory roses..

Hillary Smith had a reception Feb. 10.

After a wedding trip to Grand Cayman and Jamaica, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding include a bridal shower hosted by Jessie Johnson, friend of the bride.

Tyndall - Waters

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Mrs. Tyndall

PIKEVILLE — Velvet Anne Waters and John Lee Tyndall exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Original Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Franklin G. “Barry” Stallings officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Max Alvin and Sandra Southerland Waters of Albertson and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alvin “Giant” Stroud, Elizabeth Kornegay Southerland and the late Lemuel “L.C.” Chancey Southerland of Albertson and Maxine Waters Taylor of Seven Springs.

She is a 1997 graduate of Mount Olive College. She is employed as an injury prevention coordinator at Lenoir Memorial Hospital.

The groom is the son of James Delano “J.D.” and Bessie Rich Tyndall of Pikeville and the grandson of the late Marvin and Rose Davis Tyndall of Stantonsburg and the late Garland and Ella Vail Rich of Goldsboro.

He is a 1993 graduate of Wayne Community College with degrees in poultry and livestock and agriculture science. He is employed as a farmer at Tyndall Farms.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal A-line gown of white satin. The strapless neckline was adorned with beads and sequins trimmed in a claret color. The back bodice featured a corset lace-up closure with claret trim flowing down the semi-cathedral train.

Her headpiece was a tiara of rhinestones that extended into a two-tier veil of silk illusion fashioned with beaded crystal on the edge.

Star Waters Jackson and Dr. Candi Waters Batchelor of Albertson were their sister’s matrons of honor.

James Delano Tyndall was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Ashley Raymond Glover of Pikeville, friend of the groom; David Alan Jackson and Johnny Ray Batchelor Jr. of Albertson, brothers-in-law of the bride; and Jim Delano Tyndall of Stantonsburg, brother of the groom.

Katie Jo Tyndall of Stantonsburg, niece of the groom, and Hailey Carol Jackson of Albertson, niece of the bride, were junior bridesmaids.

Lillian Louise Jackson of Albertson, niece of the bride, was flower girl. Jamie Delano Tyndall of Stantonsburg, nephew of the groom, was ringbearer.

Laura Newsome directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Paula Fran Beyer. Katie Stallings distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Joan Lupton Allen, pianist; Karen Stallings, vocalist; and Renee Parnell Futrelle, organist.

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

After a wedding trip to the western Caribbean, the couple reside in Pikeville.

Events held before the wedding included a surprise Christmas shower in December hosted by the bride’s co-workers; a shower hosted by Pleasant Grove Original Free Will Baptist Church; and a shower at Harper-Southerland Church in Albertson hosted by the bride’s family.

A rehearsal dinner was held Jan. 19 in the church fellowship hall.

Evans - Sims

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Mrs. Evans

ANGIER — Charletta Georgette Sims of Raleigh and Darrin Andre Evans of Raleigh exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Dec. 28 at 1 p.m. at Barclay Villa, with the Rev. Patsy Faison and Dr. Curtis Lee officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Shirley Faison Sims and the late Charlie George Sims of Dudley and the granddaughter of the late Charlie and Pearlee Sims of Grambling, La., and the late Paul and Muriel Faison of Mount Olive.

She graduated from Winston-Salem State University with an undergraduate degree and Bowie State University with a graduate degree. She is employed as assistant director of student developmental services with the North Carolina Community College System.

The groom is the son of Wilbert Evans Sr. and the late Doris Jean Evans of Dudley and the grandson of Beatrice Bryant of Slingerland, N.Y., and the late Curlie Bryant and the late Hezikal and Susan Jones of Goldsboro.

He graduated from East Carolina University with undergraduate and graduate degrees. He is employed as a language arts teacher with the Wake County Schools.

The bride was escorted by her uncle, Donald Faison, and given in marriage by her mother.

She wore a spaghetti strap two-piece ivory bridal satin gown enhanced with a scalloped neckline and waist. The gown was adorned with beads, crystals and pearls. The bodice and the A-line skirt flowed into a chapel-length train.

She carried a bouquet of calla white lilies with baby’s breath and greenery tied with champagne satin ribbons.

Muriel Wright was her sister’s matron of honor.

Timothy Evans was his brother’s best man.

Ushers were Steven Evans, brother of the groom, Cedrik Faison, cousin of the bride, and Darryl and Marcus Wright, nephews of the bride.

Carole Battle and Shirley Bond directed the wedding, assisted by Juanita King and Karen Bond. Presiding at the register was Nikki Curliss. Cheryl Britton and Cynthia Moore distributed programs.

Precious Borden, Nicole Dozier, Annette Evans, Paula Evans, Stephanie Evans, Sekeyi Johnson, Allison King, Stephanie Powell and Linda Sellers were hostesses.

A program of wedding music was provided by Kathy Webb, pianist, and Patrice Faison and Marie Alston, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Barclay Villa.

The couple reside in Raleigh.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal luncheon at the Cheesecake Factory hosted by Nichole Dozier and Stephanie Powell; a bridal dinner hosted by Nikki Curliss; a bridal shower hosted by Allison King of Raleigh and Juanita King of Goldsboro; and an engagement party hosted by the bride’s mother, Marlene Edwards, Patsy Faison, Hilda Lee and Ann Barnes.

A rehearsal dinner was held Dec. 27 at Roots Front Street Cafe of Lillington.

Allen - Wiseman

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Mrs. Allen

Heidi Jean Wiseman and Jason Daniel Allen of Mount Olive exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Dec. 31 at 11:30 a.m. at United in Christ Church.

The bride is the daughter of Douglas Dewight and Darlene Howell Wiseman of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Billy and Beulah Howell of Goldsboro and the late Gene and Gaynell Wiseman.

She is a graduate of Southern Wayne High School and Meredith College.

The groom is the son of Raymond Allen and Barbara Murleen Seaton and the grandson of the late Henry Allen, Ann Allen and the late James and Essye Mae Cato.

He graduated from Southern Wayne High School and Wayne Community College. He is employed with Mount Olive Pickle Co.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by hr parents.

She wore a satin asymmetrical A-line gown with beaded lace appliqué detail with a chapel-length train.

She carried a bouquet of red roses.

Amanda Johnson was her sister’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Melissa Bland, college roommate of the bride, and Mandi Butler and Jessica Wolf, friends of the bride.

Brandon Howard was his friend’s best man.

Ushers were Tyler Wiseman, brother of the bride; Stephen Johnson, brother-in-law of the bride; and Josh Wilder, friend of the couple.

Carlie Carter was flower girl. Cameron Taljaard was rig bearer.

Lisa Carter directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs was Shannon Melvin.

A program of wedding music was provided by Sean Melvin and Katina Davis, vocalists, and Mike Davis, sound engineer.

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

After a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple reside in Kenly.

Events held before the wedding included a lingerie shower Nov. 11 hosted by Amanda Johnson; a pounding shower Nov. 11 at Meredith College hosted by Melissa Bland; and a shower Nov. 5 at United in Christ Church hosted by Lisa Carter.

Family and friends held a rehearsal dinner at United in Christ’s family life center.

Baldwin - Shanle

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Mrs. Baldwin

Donna Shanle of Rosewood and Randall Baldwin Jr. of Grantham exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. at BlackJack Grove Church, with the Rev. Jason Sherman officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Gary Shanle and Debbie Sies of Goldsboro, the stepdaughter of Larry Sies and the granddaughter of Bill and Rose Shanle of Goldsboro and the late Joseph Charlotte Muse of St. Pete, Fla.

She graduated from Eastern Wayne High School in 1994 and college with a general education and computer technology associate degree. She is employed as a senior information system analyst at Franklin Baking Co.

The groom is the son of Randall and Nancy Baldwin of Goldsboro and the grandson of Aaron Baldwin and the late Clara Baldwin of Beckley, W. Va., and Ruby Marshall and the late George Marshall of Welch, W. Va.

He graduated from Southern Wayne High School in 1994. He is employed at Cooper Standard.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal gown of white stain. The halter neckline flowed into a wrap waist accented with beading and embroidery. The back of the gown featured a lace-up closure leading into an A-line skirt with a chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a tiara with crystals and pearls.

The bride carried a bouquet of six red long-stemmed roses grouped together with white ribbon.

Jennifer Diehl was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Angela Lavasser and Misty Wiggins.

Randall Baldwin was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Vince Bova and Wayne Coker.

Taylor Sies was the junior bridesmaids.

Ushers were Kevin Shanle, brother of bride, and Josh Bragg.

Tiffany Baldwin and Amber Lavasser were flower girls. Daniel Sies was ringbearer.

Joey Moore directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Stephaine Rhodes.

A program of wedding music was provided by Pam Bedford, vocalist.

Following the ceremony a reception was held in the church fellowship hall. Donna Angell served the wedding cake and Wanda Bova poured punch.

The couple reside in Grantham.

Batten - McCarter

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Mrs. Batten

Patricia Faulk McCarter and Joseph Harold Batten Jr. of Kernersville exchanged vows in a private double-ring ceremony Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. at Emmaus Baptist Church, with the Rev. Johnny Sasser officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mae Warrick Shumate of Dudley and the late Harry Jones Shumate Jr.

She is a 1959 graduate of Goldsboro High School and a 1962 graduate of Rex Hospital School of Nursing of Raleigh. She is employed as vice president and funeral director with Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory.

The groom is the son of Agnes Aycock Batten of Goldsboro and the late Joseph Harold “Buck” Batten. He graduated from Goldsboro High School in 1958. He attended North Carolina State University. He is employed with J.H. Batten Inc., of Walkertown as a senior project manager.

Following the ceremony, the couple held a reception dinner at the Steak Barn.

After a wedding cruise to the Caribbean, the couple will reside in Kernersville and Dudley.

Greever - Craig

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Mrs. Greever

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Stephanie Lucas Craig of Goldsboro and Jeremy David Greever of Princeton exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Jan 14 at 3:30 p.m., with the Rev. John Silverton officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Craig of Goldsboro, formerly of Hickory, and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Craig of Winchester, Va., and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dunmire of Grove City, Pa.

She is a graduate of Hickory High School and attended Wayne Community College and East Carolina University. She is employed by InWest Insurance of Santa Maria, Calif.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anderson of Princeton and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Greever of Shenandoah, Iowa, and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Miller of Princeton, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Glen Greever and Mr. and Mrs. Arlo Sunderman of Braddyville, Iowa.

He is a graduate of Princeton High School and East Carolina University. He is serving in the Air Force as a first lieutenant at Warren Air Force Base, Cheyenne, Wyo.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a strapless sheath gown with a beaded trim empire neckline and a sweep train.

Her fingertip veil was accented with pearls.

The carried a bouquet of white roses.

Attendants were Virginia Craig of Charleston, S.C., and Meredith Craig of Goldsboro, sisters of the bride, and Kasey Greever of Lawton, Okla., and Andy Greever of Iowa City, Iowa, brothers of the groom.

Family and friends of the couple held a celebration dinner, shower and reception in Las Vegas.

The couple reside in Cheyenne.

Hinnant - Stout

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Mrs. Hinnant

Cheryl Rebekah Stout of Goldsboro and James Bradford Hinnant exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, with the Rev G. James Frasher officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Susan Stout of Fremont and the granddaughter of Edith of Quakertown, Pa., and the late Henry W. Stout and Paul and Sue Kovaly of Rancho Cordova, Calif.

She is a 2002 graduate of Wayne Christian School and attends Bob Jones University for a Bachelor of Science degree in graphic design. She is employed at Food Lion of Pikeville.

The groom is the son of Jim and Brenda Hinnant of Goldsboro and the grandson of Carlie and Burnice Hinnant and Edward and Jesse Parnell of Goldsboro.

He is a 2000 graduate of Wayne Christian School and a 2006 graduate of Bob Jones University with a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology. He is employed at Xpress Communications.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore an A-line sleeveless satin dress with silver beadwork and embroidery and a chapel-length train.

She carried an arm bouquet of dried flowers.

Keren Gunter was matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Jennifer Hinnant, Danielle Melton and Jennifer Wadsworth.

Jim Hinnant was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Ben McCary, Jeremy Dail and Ray Gunter.

Emily Moix was flower girl.

Martha Frasher directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Stacie McCary. Hannah Silva and Sarah Sawyer distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Greg Stout, pianist, and Natalie Thibeaux, vocalist.

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

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

Events held before the wedding included a lingerie shower Dec. 4 at the home of Keren Gunter, a bridal shower Nov. 11 at Grace Baptist Church hosted by Keren Gunter and Susan Stout and a bridal shower Oct. 28 at the home of Jennifer and Brenda Hinnant.

A rehearsal was held Dec. 15 at Grace Baptist Church.

Powell - Hanzlik

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Mrs. Powell

PETERSBURG, Va. — Jennifer Ryan Hanzlik of Greenville and Timothy Brent Powell of Greenville exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. at Church of The Sacred Heart, with the Rev. John J. Wagner officiating.

The bride is the daughter of James Neil Hanzlik and Pam Powers Hanzlik of Waverly, Va., and the granddaughter of Joseph Wesley Hanzlik and the late Grandma Hanzlik of Waverly and the late Isaac Powers and Madeline Powers of Hopewell, Va.

She attends Wilson Technical Community College for an associate degree in nursing.

The groom is the son of Alton Brent and Wanda Jenkins Powell of Goldsboro and the grandson of Rachel, the late Alton B. Powell, Lillie Ruth Jenkins and the late Dalton Lee Jenkins of Goldsboro.

He is a 1998 graduate of Southern Wayne High School, a 2000 graduate of Wayne Community College with an associate degree in electronic engineering and a 2004 graduate of East Carolina University with a bachelors degree in middle grades education.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a a white ball gown. The satin bodice featured a beaded lace appliqué with lace up the back. The ballgown tulle skirt featured the same Chantilly lace that flared into a cathedral train.

She carried an elegant bouquet of long-stemmed red roses.

Jessica Adele Wheeler of Waverly was her friend’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Meagon Thornton Motteler, friend of the bride; Christy Clark Hanzlik, sister-in-law of the bride; Kasey Lee Powell, sister of the groom; and Laura Hanzlik Smith and Dana Michelle Cole, cousins of the bride.

Alton Brent Powell was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Wesley James Hanzlik, brother of the bride, and Thomas Collins Cooper III, friend of the groom.

Autumn Faith Hanzlik, niece of the bride, was flower girl. Dylan Brandon Hanzlik, nephew of the bride, was ringbearer.

Presiding at the register was Emily Hanzlik. Carol Godfrey distributed programs.

Catherine Hanzlik of Disputanta was mistress of ceremonies. Ashley Jarrett Protzman was Scripture reader.

Special helper was Eileen Mozucha.

A program of wedding music was provided by Karen Phares, vocalist, and Mary Langford, organist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the New Bohemia Hall. Sherry Powers served the wedding cake.

After a wedding trip to Las Vegas, Nev., the couple reside in Greenville.

Events held before the wedding included a bachelorette/bachelor party Nov. 18; a miscellaneous shower Nov. 18 hosted by Laura Smith and Catherine and Emily Hanzlik, cousins of the bride; a bridal shower Nov. 11 hosted by the grooms mother; a Christmas Shower Nov. 5 hosted by Kasey Lee Powell, sister of the groom; a bridal shower in October hosted by Carol Godfrey and Sherry Powers, aunts of the bride; and a luau Aug. 12 hosted by Jessica Wheeler and Meagan Motteler.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at the Lighthouse Seafood Restaurant. The couple chose this time to present gifts to their attendants.

Hall-Kennedy

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Mrs. Hall

WILMINGTON — Sara Elizabeth Kennedy and Ryan Stuart Hall exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. at Scotts Hill Baptist Church, with Tom Jaski officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mark Kennedy Jr. and Kathleen Kennedy of LaGrange and the granddaughter of Lucille Kennedy, the late Mark Kennedy Sr. and Joe and Dorothy Masters of LaGrange.

She graduated from Lee University. She is employed as teacher at Life Academy.

The groom is the son of Randy Hall of Wilmington and Debra Hall of Wilmington and the grandson of the late Jesse and Dorothy Hall of Wilmington and Jim and Erika Miller of Rocky Point.

He graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and attends graduate school at South Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is employed as an habilitation tech at Maxim Health Care Services.

The bride was given in marriage by her father.

She wore a white chiffon A-line gown with side drapings and a beaded metallic embroidered lace hem with a chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a fingertip veil attached to a tiara.

The bride carried a bouquet of red roses, black bacardi roses, coffee berries and seeded eucalyptus.

Melissa Perkins Capps was matron of honor, while Kimberly Grayson was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Christian Kennedy, Danielle Kennedy and Leann Pickard.

Tyler Hall was best man.

Groomsmen were Trent McCumbee, John-Mark Kennedy, Joseph Kennedy and Bruce Padgett.

Grace Anna Kennedy was flower girl. Braedon Kennedy was ringbearer.

Dana Swinson directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Al and Angie Kennedy. Lenwood and Katie Mills distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Donnie White, pianist and Melissa Bonin, Marie Yaddow and Donnie White, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, a dance reception was held at Landfall Country Club.

After a wedding trip to Charleston, S.C., and Hawaii, the couple reside in Wilmington.

Events held before the wedding included a miscellaneous shower hosted by Debra Hall and Gloria Harmon; a lingerie shower hosted by Melissa Perkins Capps; a miscellaneous shower hosted by Trent and Anjie McCumbee; a miscellaneous shower hosted by Kathy Clayton; and a Christmas ornament shower hosted by Danielle Kennedy and Kathie Kennedy.

A rehearsal dinner was held at Scotts Hill Baptist Church.

Smith-Howell

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Mrs. Smith

Amanda Susan Howell and Daniel Weaver Smith of Goldsboro exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. at Free Chapel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Andy Stovall officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Timothy Gerald and Sue Grady Howell of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Margaret Howell and the late Bob Howell of Goldsboro and Edna Grady and the late Albert Grady of Mount Olive.

She is a graduate of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and Mount Olive College with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. She is employed at Goldsboro Milling Co.

The groom is the son of Linwood Smith of Selma and Billy and Susan Aycock Anderson of Pikeville and the grandson of Jean Smith and the late Pete Smith of Eureka and Charles and Mary Belle Aycock of Pikeville.

He graduated from Charles B. Aycock High School and Wayne Community College with an associate degree in agribusiness. He is employed at L. Harvey and Sons.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her family.

She wore an ivory strapless A-line wedding gown with two layers of fabric. The bottom layer was matte duchess bridal satin and the top layer incorporated English net, French cotton and Venice lace adorned with handsewn seed pearls.

Her headpiece was a single-layered ivory veil of silk illusion with scattered crystals along the edge.

The bride carried a bouquet of white calla lilies with lily of the valley.

Phyllis Parks Howell was her sister-in-law’s matron of honor.

Billy Anderson was his stepson’s best man.

Ushers were Brad West and Ashley Glover.

Dallas Jones and Dakota Jones, nieces of the groom, and Elizabeth Howell, niece of the bride, were flower girls. Tate Anderson, nephew of the groom, was ringbearer.

Mary Ann George directed the wedding. Presiding at the register were Lynn West and Reagan Glover.

Candlelighters were Mike Howell, brother of the bride, and Bill Anderson, brother of the groom.

A program of wedding music was provided by Walton Aycock, Zina Carr and Tommy Howell, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church educational building. Edith Harper and Ann Jones served the wedding cake. Pamela Hamm and Debbie Howell, aunts of the bride, assisted.

After a wedding cruise to the Bahamas, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a supper Jan. 16 at Texas Steakhouse hosted by co-workers of the bride; a miscellaneous shower Jan. 14 at Little River Fire Department hosted by the groom’s family; and a Pampered Chef shower Dec. 11 hosted by Dr. Becky Tilley and Sharon Jackson at Goldsboro Milling Co.

The groom’s family and friends held a pig-picking rehearsal dinner Jan. 26 at Little River Fire Department.

Horton-Sullivan

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Mrs. Horton

Crystal Anne Sullivan of Greenville and Patrick Joseph Horton of Greenville exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Dec. 30 at 3 p.m. at Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Richard A. Glosson officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Sonny Brooks and Debra Sue Sullivan of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Velma Rose and the late Jesse Brooks Sullivan of Kenly and Nelson A. Palmer of Inverness, Fla., and the late Lois M. Palmer.

She is a graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School and attends East Carolina University in the health fitness specialist program. She is employed as a physical therapist technician at Pitt Memorial Hospital.

The groom is the son of James and Linda Benge of Sallisaw, Okla., and the grandson of Betty Jean Benge and the late E. J. Benge of Sallisaw and the late Everett “Tommy” and Patricia Tomlinson.

He is a graduate of Sallisaw High School. He is serving in the Marine Corps as a sergeant stationed at Cherry Point in Havelock.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a strapless white satin dress trimmed in candy-apple red on the bodice and hem and red- laced and tied in the back.

Her white veil with candy apple red trim was attached to a silver tiara accented with red and white rhinestones.

The bride carried a dome-shaped bouquet with red roses, miniature white roses and white lilies.

Jessica Leigh Winders was her cousin’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Laura Nicole Wetzel and Christy Pittman of Greenville, friends of the bride.

Justin Bowns was his friend’s best man.

Groomsmen were Scott Benge, brother of the groom, and Jason Brooks Sullivan, brother of the bride.

Ushers were Scott Benge, brother of the groom, and Jason Brooks Sullivan, brother of the bride.

Macie Cuddington, cousin of the bride, was flower girl. Spencer Joseph Horton, son of the groom, was ringbearer.

Stacey Taylor of Greenville directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Ashley Winders, cousin of the bride. Carianne Winders, cousin of the bride, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Amy Leininger, pianist; Allison Connelly, cellist; and John Snell, audio technician.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a dinner reception in the church fellowship hall.

The couple will take their honeymoon trip later in the year. They reside in Greenville.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower hosted by the bride’s family and a bridal brunch hosted by Teresa Winders, aunt of the bride, and Jessica, Ashley and Carianne, cousins of the bride.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at the home of the bride’s parents.

Vazquez-Madrigal

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Mrs. Vazquez

SEVEN SPRINGS — Jesica Maria Madrigal and Jesus Miguel Vazquez exchanged vows Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. at Outlaw’s Bridge Universalist Church, with the Rev. Barry Whittemore officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Raul and Sissy Madrigal and Carol Madrigal of Mount Olive and the granddaughter of Hazel Tripp of Greenville, Seth Blizzard of Mount Olive, the late Marlene Blizzard, the late Jimmy Tripp and the late Francisco and Teresa Madrigral.

The groom is the son of Victor and Adela Vazquez of Warsaw and the grandson of Amalia Vazquez and Nadalia Nunez.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a white satin ballgown with a beaded lace bodice and a cathedral train with beaded cutout lace appliqués and rosette adornments.

Cecilia Hernandez of Greenville was her cousin’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Melissa Puryear, sister-in-law of the bride; Tabitha Nino and Mandy Blizzard, sisters of the bride; Edith Vazquez, sister of the groom; and Demetria Velazquez, friend of the bride.

Victor Vazquez was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Wesley Puryear and Raul Madrigal Jr., brothers of the bride; Magdiel Vazquez, brother of the groom; Miguel Nino, nephew of the bride; and Matthew Whaley, friend of the couple.

Caitlin Puryear and Ashley Nino, nieces of the bride, were flower girls. William Madrigal, brother of the bride, was ringbearer.

Gabriela Vazquez, daughter of the couple, was the miniature bridesmaid, escorted by her great-grandfather, Seth Blizzard.

Charles and Marlena Price, cousins of the bride, were train carriers.

Polly Price directed the wedding. Presiding at the register and distributing programs were Dawn and Emilee Mercer, friends of the bride.

A program of wedding music was provided by Amie Bostic, pianist.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Bobby Denning building in Mount Olive.

The couple reside in Seven Springs.

Wade-Meeks

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Mrs. Wade

WILSON — Jennifer Lyn Meeks and Russell Eric Wade of Pikeville exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. at Living Waters Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Rev. Ralph L. Downing officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Edward Ray and Judith Bass Meeks of Wilson and the granddaughter of Bruce and Eva Meeks of Wilson and Mildred Hayes and the late Benjamin Franklin Bass of Lucama.

She graduated from Barton College with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. She is employed as a staff accountant at Anthony, Moore & Tabb P.A.

The groom is the son of the Rev. Glenn and Rachel Splawn Wade of Spartanburg, S.C., and the grandson of the late Hunter and Fannie G. Wade and the late Charles G. and Fannie B. Splawn.

He graduated from the University of South Carolina at Spartanburg with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He is owner/operator of Chick-Fil-A at Berkeley Commons.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a formal gown of white satin. The satin bodice was enhanced with beaded lace and scalloped edging. The gown featured a tulle skirt with lace appliqués and flowed into a chapel-length train.

Her veil of silk illusion trimmed with pearls was attached to a scroll tiara accented with rhinestones, crystal and pearls.

The bride carried a bouquet of red roses.

Pamela M. Cason was her sister’s matron of honor, while Michele L. Meeks, sister of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Amanda E. Evans, cousin of the bride, Teresa M. Babcock and Shantia M. Bass.

Glenn Wade was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Anthony Wade, brother of the groom, Kevin Cooksey, Alfonzo Jones II and Jon McInnis.

Madison A. Bass was flower girl. Tyler B. Cason, nephew of the bride, was ringbearer.

Paula Jones directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Jane B. Evans, aunt of the bride. Blake E. Cason, nephew of the bride, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Susan Denton, pianist; Michele Meeks, sister of the bride, and Kevin Denton, vocalists; Dee Braxton-Pellegrino, violinist; and Floyd Nichols, sound technician.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at Barton College Hardy alumni hall.

After a wedding trip to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the couple reside in Pikeville.

Events held before the wedding included a bridesmaids’ breakfast Dec. 2 at the home of Judy Meeks hosted by the bridesmaids; a lingerie shower Nov. 18 at the home of Teresa Babcock hosted by Ms. Babcock and Shantia Bass; a shower Nov. 6 at the home of Jessica Clark hosted by ladies of Faith Free Will Baptist Church; and a shower Nov. 4 at the home of Judy Meeks hosted by friends and family of the bride.

A rehearsal dinner was held Dec. 1 at the Rib Hut.

Corey - Adams

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Mrs. Corey

DEEP RUN — Lesley Brooke Adams of Kinston and Timothy Wayne Corey exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Woodington Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, with Bishop Gary Whaley officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Kenneth Melvin Bartlett of Goldsboro and Colette Davis Adams of Pikeville and the granddaughter of the late Henry Lee and Daisy Bartlett and Doris Thigpen Davis of Goldsboro and the late Daniel H. Davis.

The groom is the son of Harvey Allen and Ginger Driver Corey of Kinston and the grandson of Reba Bryant, the late Walter J. Corey and the late Marvin and Cleo Johnson of Kinston.

After a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Savannah and Tybee Island, Ga., the couple reside in Kinston.

Dawson - Twiggs

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Mrs. Dawson

Kelly Renee Twiggs and Roger Coleman Dawson III exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. at New Hope Friends Meeting, with Pastor Bill Garner officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Don and Cindy Twiggs and Harold and Pamela Elaine Edwards of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late Alvin “Bill” Twigg Sr., Edna Mae Twigg, Jesse Bright and Evelyn Grant and the late Frances Kearney Grant of Goldsboro.

She is a 2003 graduate of Spring Creek High School and attends Wayne Community College for a degree in nursing. She is employed as a sales representative/administration at Thad’s Carpet One.

The groom is the son of Roger Coleman Dawson Jr. and Billy and Stephaine Michele Overton of Pikeville and the grandson of Frances Newsome Dawson and the late Roger Coleman Sr. and Kimber Dawson and Albert James and Patrica Wiley Hamm of Goldsboro.

He is a 2003 graduate of Faith Christian Academy and a 2005 graduate of Wayne Community College’s agribusiness program. He is employed as a groundskeeper at Cherry Hospital.

The bride was escorted by her stepfather and given in marriage by her family.

She wore a formal gown of white satin enhanced with a strapless sweetheart neckline. The bodice and hemline were fashioned with multiple layers of organza and satin. Satin buttons lined the back of the bodice and down the A-line skirt flowing into the chapel-length train.

Her head piece was a two-tiered circular-cut veil of silk illusion trimmed with a satin ribbon.

She carried a cascade of red roses with white lilies.

Emily Sherman was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Heather Twiggs ands Elizabeth Edwards, sisters of the bride; Sarah Hale and Hannah Best, friends of the bride; and Holly Dawson, sister of the groom.

Coleman Dawson was best man.

Groomsmen were Bryan Twiggs, brother of the bride; Matt Clark, Blake Cason and Jonathan Graham, friends of the groom; and Bobby Floars, cousin of the groom.

Ushers were Jordan Edwards, brother of the bride, and Brad Floars and Forrest Howard, cousins of the groom.

Honorary bridesmaids were Crissy Rouse and Melissa Jones, sisters of the bride, and Blaire Floars, cousin of the groom.

Madeline Clark, friend of the groom, was the miniature bride. Blake Floars,, cousin of the groom, was the miniature groom.

Lauren Smith, cousin of the groom, was flower girl. Matthew Hamm, cousin of the groom, was ringbearer.

Tammy Floars, aunt of the groom, and Dawn Smith, aunt of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Jennifer Howell, cousin of the groom. Mr. and Mrs. Joel Waddell, friends of the couple, distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Stephaine Jones, friend of the couple, pianist, and Stephan Reaves and Pam Sasser, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the church family life center. Chris Brock and Bliss Parrish greeted guests. Carolyn Hardison, served the wedding cake.

After a wedding cruise to Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Belize and Costa Maya, Mexico, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Events held before the wedding included a bachelorette night Dec. 8; a tool shower Dec. 8 hostsed by Bobby Floars; a lingerie party Dec. 2 at the home of Norma Sherman hosted by Emily Sherman and Sarah Hale; a bachelor party Dec. 2 in Raleigh hosted by the groomsmen; a bridal luncheon Dec. 2 at the home of Shannon Smith, hosted by Ms. Smith and Carolyn Hardison; a dance party Nov. 24 at New South of LaGrange hosted by Dawn Smith; a bridal shower Nov. 8 at the home of Tammy Floars hosted by Mrs. Floars; a bridal shower Oct. 23 at New Hope Friends Meeting fellowship hall hosted by Dawn Smith; and a lingerie party at the home of her mother hosted by Emily Sherman.

A rehearsal dinner was held Dec. 8 at New Hope Friends Meeting fellowship hall.

Dunk - Miller

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Mr. amd Mrs. Dunk

WARSAW — Laura Katrina Miller of Durham and Stevie Dunk of Aurora, Colo., exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. William Peterson officiating.

The bride is the daughter of James and Kathryn Wallace Miller of Mount Olive and the granddaughter of the late Jimmie and Arminda Miller of Kenansville and the late Peter and Laura Davis Wallace of Mount Olive.

She is a 1997 graduate of Kinston High School and a 2001 graduate of North Carolina Central University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and attends Strayer University of Cary for a Masters of Business Administration. She is employed as a financial services advisor at TIAA-CREF of Denver, Colo.

The groom is the son of Frank Edwards of Anchorage, Alaska, and Sylvia Dunk Beasley of Jacksonville and the grandson of Reatha Edwards of LaGrange, the late Sherman Edwards of Goldsboro and the late James and Mildred Dunk of Kinston.

He graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1997 and North Carolina Central University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Political Science degree and in 2004 with a Masters of Public Administration degree. He is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. He is employed as a program specialist at the Department of Veterans Affairs-Health Administration Center.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a light gold satin strapless corset back gown accented with copper embroidery embellished with Swarovski crystals.

Her headpiece was a light gold veil trimmed in gold satin cording extending from a crystal tiara.

The bride carried a bouquet of fresh ivory roses and chocolate miniature calla lilies handtied with chocolate satin ribbon.

Kimberly Williams and Bethany Banks were maids of honor.

Bridesmaids were Sheron Careathers, Shana Miller, Robbin Lewis, Vivian Redd, LaKenya Williams and Danylle Reynolds.

Kevin Bailey and Francisco Cuevas were best men.

Groomsmen were Gary Brown, Lindsay Bizzell, Shawn Fisher, Miles Nixon, Eric Beasley Jr. and Willie Hopkins.

Ushers were William Hunter, LaMond Edwards, DeLond Parker, Tony Graham Jr. and William Palmer.

Kyara Waters was the junior bridesmaid. Jabari Parker was the junior groomsman.

Cherish Dunk was flower girl. Jordan Careathers was ringbearer.

Comatha B. Johnson directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Tyra Holley. Erica Dixon, Marion Wallace, Tekia Wallace and Doran Banks distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Tracy Alston, vocalist; Kevin Alston, organist; and Charles C. Richberg, trumpeter.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Mad Boar Restaurant of Wallace. Inez Banks was the emcee. Directors were Comatha Johnson, Addie P. Hall and Mary B. Hines.

After a wedding trip to Kona, Hawaii, the couple reside in Aurora.

Events held before the wedding included a bridal shower Oct. 14 in Kenansville hosted by the bride’s mother and Addie Hall and Mary Hines, cousins; a gentlemen’s party Oct. 7 hosted by friends of the groom; and a bridal shower Sept. 9 in Durham hosted by Bethany Banks and Kimberly Williams.

The groom’s family held a rehearsal dinner Nov. 17 at First Missionary Baptist Church’s fellowship hall.

Ellis - Martin

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Mrs. Ellis

Charmin Michelle Martin and James Ramond Ellis exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. at United In Christ Pentecostal Holiness Church, with Ira Williford officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Charles Atlas and Margie Lee Knox of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of the late Willey Miilard and Lueddies Knox and the late James Linwood and Rosa Lee Gooding of Goldsboro.

The groom is the son of Linda Gurley and the late Howard Douglas Ellis of Goldsboro and the grandson of the late Raymond and Ethel Ellis and the late Walter and Ethel Lee of Goldsboro.

After a wedding trip to Ocracoke Island, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Howell - Meadows

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Mr. and Mrs. Howell

MCGAHEYSVILLE, Va. — Tanya Beth Meadows and Joshua Braxton Howell of Elkton, Va., exchanged vows in a double-Bible ceremony Dec. 30 at 6 p.m. at Landmark Tabernacle, with the Rev. L. Keith Powers and the Rev. Ronnie Lynch officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Terry Edward and Tammy Pittman Meadows of Elkton and the granddaughter of Lester Leroy and Shirley Temple Meadows and the late Rev. James Harding and Mary Elizabeth Pittman of Elkton.

She a 1999 graduate of Victory Baptist Christian Academy of Harrisonburg, Va. She is employed as a secretary and teacher’s assistant at Victory Baptist Christian Academy.

The groom is the son of the Rev. Sherwood Maxton and Lori Ann Smith Howell of Goldsboro, the grandson of E. Max and Hazel Howell and Rebecca Ann King of Goldsboro and William Preston Smith of Asheville and the great-grandson of Ellen Mae Sutton Smith.

He a 1999 graduate of Eastern Wayne High School and a 2002 graduate of Wayne Community College with an associate degree in computer networking. He is employed as a network technician at Rockingham Group of Harrisonbur.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

She wore a a white strapless satin A-line gown with a long-sleeved lace jacket with beaded details. The dress featured a chapel-length train.

Her headpiece was a teardrop veil with scalloped beaded edge attached to a silver scroll tiara accented with rhinestones, crystals and pearls.

The bride carried a bouquet of red and white roses.

Sarah Lynch of Hagerstown, Md. was, her friend’s maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Melissa Whorton of Russellville, Ark., Paige Powers of Keezletown, Va., and Amber Cullers of Rixeyville, Va., friends of the bride.

Danny Flick, of Rolesville was his friend’s best man.

Groomsmen were Ryan Powers of Keezletown and Bradley Helfrick of Greencastle, Pa., friends of the couple, and Trent Meadows of Elkton, brother of the bride.

Ushers were Jordan Howell of Goldsboro, brother of the groom, and Kaleb Trail of Flintsone, Md., friend of the couple.

Naomi Fulcher of Williamsport, Md. was flower girl. Dillon Whorton of Russellville was Bible bearer.

Stacey Helfrick of Greencastle directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Sky Dean of Elkton.

A program of wedding music was provided by Jessica Webster of Tahlequah, Okla., pianist and vocalist, and and Emily Lynch and Sarah Lynch of Hagerstown, Kristy Fletcher of Martinsburg, W. Va., and Nathan Markee of Strasburg, Va., vocalists.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church fellowship hall. A five-tiered cascading cake was served.

After a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple reside in Elkton.

Events held before the wedding included a miscellaneous shower Dec. 1 at Faith Temple Church of Hagerstown.

A rehearsal dinner was held Dec. 29 at Ciro’s Italian Restaurant in Elkton.

Mitchell - Ferguson

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Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell

Belinda Irene Ferguson and Lloyd Steven Mitchell exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. at Harvest Fellowship Church, with Pastor Pete Norris officiating.

The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her son-in-law, C.W. Harrelson, with the permission of her family.

Abigail Harrelson, granddaughter of the bride, was flower girl. Ashlee Harrelson, granddaughter of the bride, was ringbearer.

A program of wedding music was provided by Michelle Harrelson, daughter of the bride, vocalist, and Anita Norris.

Following the ceremony, friends and family held a reception at the church.

After a wedding trip to Asheville, the couple reside in Goldsboro.

Monaghan - Bevan

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Mrs. Monaghan

Haley Elizabeth Bevan of Wilmington and William Patrick Monaghan of Wilmington exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. at New Hope Friends Church, with Bill Garner officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Nigel Terrance Bevan of Vero Beach, Fla., and Mary Lou Bevan of LaGrange and the granddaughter of the late William and Doreen Moss and William Bryant and Irene Rogers of Goldsboro.

She graduated from Eastern Wayne High School in 2000, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2006. She is employed as a preschool teacher at Classy Bears.

The groom is the son of William Christopher Patrick Monaghan of Weatherby, Mo., and Mrs. Jeff “Jackie” Hartsell of Albemarle and the grandson of the late Bayne and Nola Monaghan and the late Phyllis Smith.

He graduated from New Hanover High School in 1989. He is employed as a clerk at the Rocky Point Post Office.

The bride wore a a formal gown of white satin with silver accents. The bodice and hemline were adorned with seed beads, sequins and pearls. The full skirt featured box pleating and flowed into a semi-cathedral train.

Her headpiece was a veil of silk illusion attached to a comb of seed beads and pearls.

The bride carried a bouquet of white roses.

Jaime Coble was her sister’s matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Nicole Cohrs, Caroline Cogdell, Jessica Letchworth, Stacy Weaver, sister of the groom and Kathryn Wessell.

Patrick Monaghan was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Elson Amorao, Kenny Coble, Chris Monaghan, brother of the groom, Lindsey Murray and Chad Sessoms.

Blair Weaver and Kelsey Monaghan, nieces of the groom, were junior bridesmaids.

Allyson Monaghan, sister of the groom, and Meghan Monaghan, niece of the groom, were flower girls. Alex Monaghan, nephew of the groom, was ringbearer.

Karen Haithcock directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Cindy Tomazic. Janet Phillips distributed programs.

A program of wedding music was provided by Elaine Edwards, pianist, and Patricia Jackson, vocalist.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at Walnut Creek Country Club. Brian and Jessica Daly greeted guests.

After a wedding trip to Cancun, the couple reside in Wilmington.

Events held before the wedding included a shower Dec. 2 at the home of Marty Korschun hosted by Ms. Korschun and Rosemary Kane; a shower Nov. 5 at New Hope Friends Church hosted by ladies of the church; a luncheon shower Nov. 4 at the home of Ann Morse hosted by Ms. Morse, Judy Godwin, Dawn Campbell and Darlene Godwin; and a bridesmaids’ luncheon at the home of Jodie Brashear hosted by Ms. Brashear, Karen Haithcock, Sherry Cogdell and Miriam Wessell.

A rehearsal dinner was held at New Hope Friends Church family life center.

Perry - York

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Mrs. Perry

Emily Elizabeth York of Raleigh and Colin Castellow Perry of Raleigh exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Jan. 13 at 5 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, with Dr. Homer Edward Morris officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sandford York of Goldsboro and the granddaughter of Mrs. Percy Lawson Withers of Winston-Salem, the late Mr. Withers and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edgar York of Goldsboro.

She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and a Masters of Accounting degree. She is employed by Deloitte and Touche LLP of Raleigh.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Freeman Perry Jr. of Colerain and Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Terrell Pressley of Charlotte and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Albert Cannady of Powellsville and Mrs. and Mrs. Norman Freeman Perry Sr. of Colerain.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial relations. He is employed by York Properties Inc. of Raleigh.

The bride was given in marriage by her father.

Catherine Hunter Parrott Burris was matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Heather Poole York, sister-in-law of the bride; Laura Perry Monk, sister of the groom; Amy Tackett Campos, Emily Mayer Gammon, Carolyn Elizabeth Sijthoff and Helen Strange Williams.

Norman Freeman Perry Jr. was his son’s best man.

Groomsmen were Norman Freeman Perry III, John Lindsay Hallett, Andrew Wilson Pressley and Robert Anthony Pressley, brothers of the groom; Charles Allen York, brother of the bride; and Albert Coy Monk IV, brother-in-law of the groom.

Ushers were Gregory Alan Capps, Michael Charles Gruman, John Tyler Highsmith, Robert Walker Hobson, Samuel Clark Jenkins Jr., Michael Hill Lewis, Cameron Arnold McCutcheon, John Holland McTyeire, Stephen Patrick Ratcliffe and Charles Ross Scarantino.

Sarah Forbes Lindner, cousin of the groom, was crucifer. Donald George Lindner II and Edward Heron Lindner, cousins of the groom, were acolytes.

Presiding at the register was Lauren Shirley Lewis. Eden Rellihan Jenkins and Elizabeth Schenk Shuford greeted guests.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents held a reception at Goldsboro Country Club.

After a wedding trip, the couple will reside in Raleigh.

Whitfield - Furcron

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Mrs. Whitfield

Cynthia Bottoms Furcron and Charles Rayford Whitfield exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. in the Wayne County Courthouse atrium, with Pastor Michael Harrell officiating.

The bride is employed with the county of Wayne as a secretary V/assistant clerk to the board in the Wayne County manager’s office.

The groom is employed with the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s division of highways in Wayne County as a transportation supervisor III.

The bride wore a formal gown of ivory bridal satin overlaid with multiple layers of English illusion. The sweetheart neckline, elbow-length sleeves and bodice were Alencon lace accented with clusters of seed pearls and iridescent sequins. The Basque waistline led to a flowing skirt that swept to a cathedral-length train accented with Alencon lace motifs with clusters of seed pearls and iridescent sequins.

She carried a nosegay of red poinsettias and holly accented with pearl sprays and variegated satin ribbons.

Following the ceremony, friends held a reception in the courthouse atrium.

Liechti-Carter

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Mrs. Liechti

MOUNT OLIVE — Melissa Diann Carter and Matthew Ray Liechti exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Jan. 6 at 5 p.m. at Calypso Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Chris Currie and the Rev. Clayton Sutton officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Sybil Grady Merkison and the late Jim Merkison of Mount Olive and Jay Carter of Bowden and the granddaughter of Dan and Peggy Grady of Calypso and the late Joseph and Ruby Carter of Faison.

She is a 2005 graduate of North Duplin High School. She is employed with Southern Pharmacy of Pink Hill.

The groom is the son of Dennis and Nancy Liechti of Elwood, Kan., and the grandson of Norman Liechti of Wathena, Kan., the late Mona Liechti and the late Frank and Cecilia Goodwin of St. Joseph, Mo.

He is a 2003 graduate of Elwood High School in Kansas. He is serving in the Marines stationed at Camp Lejeune.

The bride was escorted by her grandfather and given in marriage by her mother.

She wore a white strapless gown with red trim. The bodice was white mystique satin princess-style accented with red embroidery lace on the front.

Her headpiece was a silver clip in her hair.

The bride carried a boouquet of silk red roses and white lilies.

Michelle Tillman of Pikeville was her cousin’s matron of honor, while Jessica Myers of Mount Olive, friend of the bride, was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Michelle Stroud of Petersburg, Va., and Olivia Miller of Albertson, friends of the bride.

Jared Mount of Camp Lejeune was his friend’s best man.

Ushers were Michael Frischhetz and James Vega of Camp Lejeune, friends of the groom.

Groomsmen were Kyle Nelson, Gregory Mathess and Michael Benson of Camp Lejeune, friends of the groom.

Olivia Sutton, cousin of the bride, was flower girl.

Rachel Kennedy, friend of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Jennifer Sutton of Calypso, cousin of the bride. Deanna Wheeler of Princeton, cousin of the bride, distributed programs.

Special helpers were Sharon Dixon, Brenda Holliday and Linda Mozingo, friends of the bride.

A program of wedding music was provided by Gloria Morgan, friend of the bride, and Ronda Jackson of Roseboro, cousin of the bride, vocalists.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s mother and family held a reception at Southern Wayne Country Club. Cindy Bell, friend of the bride, was director. Clayton and Glenda, uncle and aunt of the bride, greeted guests.

After a wedding trip to Elwood, the couple will reside in Jacksonville.

The groom’s parents will hold a reception Saturday in Elwood. The groom’s family will hold a shower Friday in Elwood.

Events held before the wedding included a shower Dec. 30 at Brass Lantern in Dunn; a Christmas shower Dec. 17 at the home of Esther Boone hosted by Mrs. Boone, Pat Skinner and Carol Holland; a bridal luncheon Dec. 16 at Southern Belle Restaurant hosted by Gloria Morgan, Brenda Holliday and Sharon Dixon; a supper Dec. 10 at the Country Squire hosted by J.C., Dean, Brad and Cheryl Warren; a supper Dec. 4 at the Country Squire and a bridal shower Dec. 3 at Calypso Presbyterian Church hosted by friends and family.

The groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner Friday in the church fellowship hall.

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