Couples announcements for July 2009

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Engagement

Brooks and Simoneaux

The engagement of Kelley Jean Brooks and Bradlee John Simoneaux is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wheeler Brooks. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Kirk John Simoneaux of Baton Rouge, La. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Aug. 8, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. The future bride is the granddaughter of Betty Brooks, the late Henry Allen Brooks and the late Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Kingston McKenzie Sr. Ms. Brooks is a graduate of Ooltewah High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Birmingham-Southern College, where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. She is a student at the University of Tennessee College of Law. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Emrey Liles Harp and the late Eldred Lee Harp of Baton Rouge, Herbert John Simoneaux and the late Helen Bordelon Simoneaux of Marksville, La. Mr. Simoneaux is a graduate of Catholic High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Birmingham-Southern College, where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He is a financial counselor with 21st Mortgage Corp.

July 12, 2009

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Dobson and Self

The engagement of Alisha Nicole Dobson and Brian Scott Self is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Joanne Dobson of Lanett, Ala., and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dobson of Standing Rock, Ala. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Scott Self of Graysville, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Aug. 1, at New Heights Baptist Church. The future bride is the granddaughter of Charlotte C. Reeves of Lanett, the late Joe Reeves, Betty S. Dobson of Lanett, LaRue Dobson, the late William “Terrell” Dobson of Plano, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge Lumpkin of LaGrange, Ga., and the late James Smith. Ms. Dobson is a graduate of North Buncombe High School. She attends Johnston Community College. She is a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Garner, N.C., and is employed by Wee School Child Development Center in Clayton, N.C. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Kitty Self of Graysville, the late Avery Self, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Norton of Ringgold, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Davis of Rome, Ga. Mr. Self is a graduate of Ringgold High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies from Southeastern Baptist College, and is currently attending Southeastern Seminary. He is a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, where he is youth pastor.

July 12, 2009

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Mason and Balint

The engagement of Katherine Joyce Mason and Gregory Owen Balint is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Bill and Denise Mason of Kimball, Tenn. Parents of the future bridegroom are Richard and Angela Balint of Melbourne, Fla. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Aug. 1, at Wild Moon Ranch and Resort in Rising Fawn, Ga. The future bride is the granddaughter of Kathy Cagle, the late Charles Cagle, Freda Mason and the late Dick Mason, all of South Pittsburg, Tenn. Ms. Mason is a graduate of South Pittsburg High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a teacher at Harmony School of Science in Houston, Texas. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Nick and Lillian Roca of Palm Bay, Fla., and the late Fred and Lorraine Balint of Sarasota, Fla. Mr. Balint is a graduate of Shiloh High School. He received an associate’s degree in computer animation from the Art Institute of Atlanta. He is art director at Bayou City Productions in Houston.

July 12, 2009

Engagement

England and Rodgers

The engagement of Tonya England and Marcus Rodgers is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Sheila and Rick England. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mary and John Rodgers. The wedding is planned for Saturday, July 18, at The Chattanoogan Hotel. Ms. England is a graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Anne Rodgers of Seattle, Wash. Mr. Rodgers is a graduate of Notre Dame High School, and is employed by Big River Grille.

July 12, 2009

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Stewart and Hannah

The engagement of Billie Jo Stewart and Ronald Lewis Hannah Jr. is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Danny and Phyllis Stewart of Knoxville. Sandra Hannah is mother of the future bridegroom. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Oct. 10, at Oakwood Baptist Church, where the future bridegroom is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of John Keith of Leitchfield, Ky. Ms. Stewart is a member of Silverdale Baptist Church, and is a teacher at East Ridge Elementary School. Mr. Hannah is manager of Ace Hardware in Ooltewah.

July 12, 2009

Wedding

Levi

Marie Elaine King became the bride of Clark Levi in a ceremony on Saturday, May 30, at Hixson United Methodist Church, where the bride is a member. The bride is the daughter of Geraldine Gulick and the late Collin C. Thomas of Bangor, Pa. Parents of the bridegroom are Mary Jane Levi and the late Donald Levi. Mrs. Levi is a Realtor/broker at Keller Williams Realty. Mr. Levi is owner/operator of Clark Levi Heating and Air, and a member of Central Baptist Church.

July 12, 2009

Wedding

Markham

Shannon Elizabeth Clark became the bride of Matthew Jason Markham in a ceremony on Saturday, July 11, at The Mill. The Rev. Wil Cantrell performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Bill and Lisa Clark. Parents of the bridegroom are Bill and Gail Markham and Charles and Donna Ramsey of Franklin, Tenn. Lauren Ingle was matron of honor. Christy Stanford, Jennifer Kalbas, Staci Roddy and Heather Robinson were bridesmaids. Mr. Markham served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Don Decker, Todd Nourie, Mike Zimmerman and Eric Bach. A reception was held at The Mill. After a wedding trip to Mexico, the couple will reside in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

July 12, 2009

Engagement

Andrews and Vaughn

The engagement of Leia Nicole Andrews and Christopher Ryan Vaughn is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Ray and Nan Andrews of Ringgold, Ga. Parents of the future bridegroom are Craig Vaughn of Dalton, Ga., and Kim Kinnamon of Ormond Beach, Fla. The wedding is planned for Saturday, July 25, at First Christian Church. The future bride is the granddaughter of Russ and Juanita Webb, the late F.D. “Bill’’ Jones of Calhoun, Ga., and Bill and Barbara Andrews of Ringgold. Ms. Andrews is a graduate of Ringgold High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of West Georgia. She is pursuing a degree in early childhood education at Covenant College. She is a teacher at Ringgold Elementary School, and is a member of Burning Bush Baptist Church. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Alvin and Lois Vaughn of Dalton, Betty Kinnamon and the late Ish Kinnamon of Calhoun. Mr. Vaughn is a graduate of Dalton High School. He attended Kennesaw State College, and received an associate’s degree in business administration from Dalton State College. He attends Rock Bridge Baptist Church, and is general manager of Georgia Carpet Industries in Dalton.

July 5, 2009

Engagement

Chmaj and Patch

The engagement of Julia Doran Chmaj and Benjamin Fletcher Patch is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Perry “Buz” Fowler of Bristol, R.I., and Michael Chmaj of Charlotte, N.C. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Harrison Patch. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Aug. 1, at Linden Place in Bristol. The future bride is the granddaughter of Sharon Caulfield of Old Saybrook, Conn., the late George Henry Doran Rinehart of Annapolis, Md., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Chmaj. Ms. Chmaj is a graduate of Nottingham High School. She attended Bennington College and received a bachelor’s degree in art history from State University of New York - New Paltz. She is pursuing a master’s degree in human skeletal biology at New York University, and is employed at dlandstudio LLC architecture firm in Brooklyn, N.Y. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Eunice Buckner Cathy, the late James Ben Cathy, Elizabeth Dendy Patch and the late William Harrison Patch of Houston, Miss. Mr. Patch is a graduate of McCallie School. He received a bachelor’s degree in English from Dartmouth College, where he was a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity. He is a partner at PixelfixNY consulting firm in New York City.

July 12, 2009

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Beene and Hitch

The engagement of Emily Ellen Beene and Bradford Hitch is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. Beene. Parents of the future bridegroom are Robert D. Hitch and Susan Taylor Hitch of Maryville, Tenn. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Little Brown Church on Signal Mountain. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Thomas and Jamie Packer, Mrs. M.W. Beene and the late Mr. Beene. Ms. Beene received a bachelor’s degree in foreign languages from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a member of Signal Mountain Baptist Church, and is employed at the Bluff View Art District. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Tom and Barbara Taylor and Bob and Laverne Hitch. Mr. Hitch received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Milligan College. He is a member of Maryville Vineyard Christian Community Church, and is an occupational therapist in Knoxville.

July 5, 2009

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Benning and Hinton

The engagement of Tamieka L. Benning and Darrell D. Hinton Jr. is announced today. Linda Benning is the mother of the future bride. Parents of the future bridegroom are Denise and Frank Shropshire Jr. and Tawanna and Darrell D. Hinton Sr. The wedding is planned for Saturday, July 25, at Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, where the future bride is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Rufus Benning Sr. and Mary E. Benning. Ms. Benning is a graduate of Howard School of Academics and Technology. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Tennessee State University, and is employed by the Walker County Department of Family and Children Services. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Jacqueline Pace, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shropshire Sr., Velma Hinton, and Mr. and Mrs. Devotis Pace of Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Hinton is a graduate of Brainerd High School. He received a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee State University. He is a firefighter with the city of Chattanooga.

July 5, 2009

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Black and Augustino

The engagement of Mary Elizabeth Black and Hunter Ryan Augustino is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Mary Black-Mullins and the late Jack E. Black Jr. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mr. and Mr. Philip Augustino of Roseville, Calif. The wedding is planned for Saturday, July 25, at Ooltewah United Methodist Church. The future bride is the granddaughter of Polly Anna Black and Al Gardner of Birmingham, Ala. Ms. Black is a graduate of Ooltewah High School. She received a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in physical education from Middle Tennesee State University, where she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority. She is a substitute teacher for the Hamilton County school system. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Pat Cole of Steinhatchee, Fla., and Ken Moore of Little Rock, Ark. Mr. Augustino is a graduate of Ooltewah High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in construction management from MTSU, where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He is a project engineer for EMJ Corp.

July 5, 2009

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Gannaway and Walton

The engagement of Linda Jo Gannaway and Phillip Wyatt Walton is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of the late Howard Milton Gannaway and the late Merita Jo Gannaway. Parents of the future bridegroom are the late Charles Thomas Walton and the late Lillian Irene Walton. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Sept. 19, at Daisy Church of God, where the future bride is a member. Ms. Gannaway received an associate’s degree in accounting from Chattanooga State Technical Community College and a bachelor’s degree in business from Bryan College. Mr. Walton received an associate’s degree in liberal arts from El Paso Community College. He is a member of Victory Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran, and is employed with the U.S. Postal Service.

July 5, 2009

Engagement

Higdon and Stephens

The engagement of Natasha LaNae Higdon and Jonathan Ethan Stephens is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Bart and Kim Higdon of Chickamauga, Ga. Parents of the future bridegroom are James and Evon Stephens of LaFayette, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, July 18, at St. Elmo Avenue Baptist Church. The future bride is the granddaughter of Larry and Nola Underwood and Lavernon and Helen Higdon. Ms. Higdon is a student at Northwestern Technical College. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Aubrey and Geneva Shields, and the late Willard and Thelma Stephens. Mr. Stephens is a graduate of LaFayette High School, and is serving in the United States Air Force.

July 5, 2009

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Hood and Ledford

The engagement of Charity Lynn Hood and Steven Wayne Ledford Jr. is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Raymond and Sherry Hood. Parents of the future bridegroom are Steven and Stacy Ledford of Whitwell, Tenn. The wedding is planned for Saturday, July 18, at Morningstar Baptist Church, where both are members. Ms. Hood is a graduate of Whitwell High School. She is a nursing assistant. Mr. Ledford received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is pursuing a career in dentistry.

July 5, 2009

Engagement

Roberts and Page

The engagement of Tara Jill Roberts and Nathan Chandler Page is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Tom and Cherry Roberts. Parents of the future bridegroom are James and Elaine Page of Jackson, Tenn. The wedding is planned for Sunday, Sept. 20, at Spring Haven Mansion in Hendersonville, Tenn. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Vernon and Nellie Hale and the late Reuben and Tee Roberts. Ms. Roberts is a graduate of Hixson High School. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She is a member of First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, and is a Web designer for Scripps Networks. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Bishop and Martha Mott of Jackson, and the late Faye Harden. Mr. Page is a graduate of Jackson Central-Merry High School and UTK. He is pursuing a career in the ministry.

July 5, 2009

Engagement

Smith and Benefield

The engagement of Rebecca Ann Smith and Michael Ron Benefield is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Billy and Linda Smith. Parents of the future bridegroom are R.L. Benefield and Joan Benefield. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Oct. 17, at Memorial Baptist Church, where both are members. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Edna Pearl Newberry and the late Joe Smith. Ms. Smith is a graduate of Ooltewah High School. She is employed in retail management. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ancel A. Benefield, the late Ray E. Brown, and Roxie Brown of Athens, Tenn. Mr. Benefield is a graduate of Berean Academy and Word of Life Bible Institute in Schroon Lake, N.Y. He is a certified photo specialist.

July 5, 2009

Engagement

Webster and Ellis

The engagement of Megan Lindsay Webster and Justin Ryan Ellis is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Kenneth and Sharon Webster. Parents of the future bridegroom are David and Karen Ellis. The wedding is planned for Saturday, July 18, at First Baptist Church, where the future bride is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of Lonnie and Betty Kirkendoll of Whitwell, Tenn., Kathy Pohutsky of Farmington Hills, Mich., and Carlton Webster of Monteagle, Tenn. Ms. Webster is a graduate of Chattanooga Christian School. She is a student at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she is pursuing a degree in human services management. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Edward Ellis and the late Nancy Ellis of Smithville, Tenn., and Hugh and Charlotte Wise of Leesburg, Fla. Mr. Ellis is a graduate of Chattanooga Christian School. He is pursuing a pre-med degree from UTC, and is a member of Wayside Presbyterian Church.

July 5, 2009

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Whitaker and Morris

The engagement of Kimberly Ann Whitaker and Tyson Andrew Morris is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Ross and Melissa Whitaker. Parents of the future bridegroom are Joe and Laura Morris of Atlanta. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Aug. 22, in Highlands, N.C. Ms. Whitaker is a graduate of Girls Preparatory School. She received a bachelor’s degree in apparel merchandising, summa cum laude, from Auburn University, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and Phi Kappa Phi honor society. She is a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church, and is an assistant product manager at Carter’s Inc. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. James H. Sherard Jr. of Highlands. Mr. Morris is a graduate of the Lovett School. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Auburn University, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He is a member of Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, and is an IT consultant at Accenture.

July 5, 2009

Wedding

Bolen

Diana Marie West became the bride of James Terrell Bolen in a ceremony on Saturday, May 16, at GraceWorks Church. Dr. Dennis Newman performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Charles and Saundra West of McDonald, Tenn. Parents of the bridegroom of James D. Bolen and Vickie D. Gobble of Cleveland, Tenn.. Kayce Baker was maid of honor. Amy Epperson, Tara Stewart, Amber Hayes and Tricia Marsh were bridesmaids. Cotter Hill served as best man. Groomsmen were Matthew Brewer, Cory Hilton, Alex West and Sean Crum. A reception was held at the church. The couple took a wedding trip to Gatlinburg. They reside in this city.

July 5, 2009

Wedding

Brandel

Rebecca Michelle Boryla became the bride of Sean Marc Brandel in a ceremony on Friday, May 8, in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The Rev. Guy Jacob performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ronald and Patricia Boryla. Parents of the bridegroom are Judy Brandel and the late Gary Brandel of Milwaukie, Ore. Mandi Turner and Holly Boryla were the bride’s attendants. Haley Brandel was flower girl. The bridegroom’s attendants were Scott Brandel and Ryan Brandel. Casey Boryla was ring bearer. A reception was held at the Park Wedding Center in Gatlinburg. The couple reside in Lynnwood, Wash.

July 5, 2009

Wedding

Long

Tiffany Joy Starr became the bride of Joshua Allan Long in a ceremony on Saturday, May 16, at the Wedding Chapel of Chattanooga. The Rev. Morty Lloyd performed the ceremony. Nicole Brown was maid of honor and Madison Sherlin was flower girl. Kurt Lankford was best man. A reception was held at the Wedding Chapel. They reside in Ringgold, Ga.

July 5, 2009

Wedding

Patten

Amanda Irene Hoover became the bride of George Tarbell Patten IV in a ceremony on Saturday, May 23, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. The Rev. Michael F. Nolan performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Carolyn Campbell Hoover and David Andrews Hoover of Flintstone, Ga. Parents of the bridegroom are Sharon Austin Patten and George Tarbell Patten III. Melissa Knight Coulter was matron of honor. Brook Harris Priest, Rachel Myers Hoover and Sarah Cate Patten Scaduto were bridesmaids. Faith Danielle Hoover was flower girl. The bridegroom’s father served as best man. Scott Evan Simmons, Benjamin Andrews Hoover and Benedettio Scaduto were groomsmen. Roman Paul Hoover was ring bearer. A reception was held at Lookout Lake Bed and Breakfast. The couple took a wedding trip to Ocho Rios, Jamaica. They reside in Chattanooga.

July 5, 2009

Wedding

Rains

Lori Snowe Bell became the bride of Christopher Thomas Rains in a ceremony on Sunday, Feb.1, at Stone Mountain Park, Ga. The bride’s father performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Bell. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Phil Rains. The couple reside in Hixson.

July 5, 2009

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Fernandez and Ivey

The engagement of Stacy Leigh Fernandez and Leonard Ray Ivey Jr. is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Ralph and Gail Fernandez. Parents of the future bridegroom are Brenda Duke and Ray Ivey Sr. The wedding is planned for Saturday, July 25, at Grandview on Lookout Mountain. The future bride is the granddaughter of Iris Westbrook Giacomozzi and Hormida Fernandez of Redlands, Calif. Ms. Fernandez is a graduate of Ooltewah High School. She received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a member of Collegedale Community Church, and is a teacher for the Hamilton County school system. Mr. Ivey is a graduate of Ooltewah High School, and is a manager at Ace Hardware.

July 12, 2009

Engagement

O’Neal and Ballard

The engagement of Blair Elizabeth O’Neal and Jeremy Daniel Ballard is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Chip and Meg O’Neal. Parents of the future bridegroom are Randy and Linda Ballard. The wedding is planned for Saturday, July 25, at Red Bank Baptist Church, where both are members. The future bride is the granddaughter of Ron and Brenda O’Neal and Skipper and Carolyn Fairbanks. Ms. O’Neal is a graduate of Red Bank High School. She is a student at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she is pursuing a degree in early childhood education. She is a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Charlie and Rena Madge Ballard, Paul Bryan of Stockbridge, Ga., and the late Janet Bryan. Mr. Ballard is a graduate of Chattanooga Christian School. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance and a master’s degree in business administration from UTC.

July 12, 2009

Engagement

Stanford and McDade

The engagement of Laura Diuguid Stanford and Brent Alan McDade is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Rich and Nan Stanford of Murfreesboro, Tenn. Parents of the future bridegroom are John and Mary McDade. The wedding is planned for Saturday, July 18, at Northside Presbyterian Church. The future bride is the granddaughter of Mrs. James E. Diuguid of Hermitage, Tenn., the late Mr. Diuguid of Murray, Ky., Mrs. George R. Stanford Sr. and the late Mr. Stanford of Murfreesboro. Ms. Stanford is a graduate of Oakland High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics, cum laude, from Rhodes College. Mr. McDade is a graduate of Baylor School. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Vanderbilt University, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. He is managing director of Decosimo Advisory Services.

July 12, 2009

Wedding

Ferguson

Bobbye Denise Allison became the bride of Tracy Leon Ferguson in a ceremony on Saturday, May 16, at The Wedding Chapel. The Rev. Morty Lloyd performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of the late Brenda and Wayne Allison. The bridegroom is the son of the late Sylus Ferguson. Matthew Allison gave his mother in marriage. Debbie Higdon was maid of honor. LaShonda Swoope, Susan Seiferth and Alecia O’Neal were bridesmaids. Rayne Manning was flower girl. Charles Wright served as best man. Rob Ferguson was the usher. A reception was held at the Homebuilder’s Association. The couple took a wedding trip to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. They reside in Lupton City.

July 12, 2009

Wedding

Lopes

Christina Kay Burgess became the bride of Bryan John Lopes in a ceremony on Saturday, May 30, at The Wedding Chapel. The Rev. Morty Lloyd performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Burgess of Ringgold, Ga. and Sandra Burgess. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. John Lopes. Mr. Burgess gave his daughter in marriage. Melissa-Rose Scalla served as matron of honor. Emily Lopes was the bridesmaid and Rachel-Anne Scalla was flower girl. Christopher Lopes acted as best man. Geoffrey Lopes was groomsman. Collin Scalla was ring bearer. A reception was held at The Wedding Chapel. Mrs. Lopes is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Kellogg,, the late William C. Burgess and Ivey H. Burgess. She is a graduate of Hixson High School. She received a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in nursing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a master’s degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is an acute care nurse practitioner with the Memorial Hospitalists Group. Mr. Lopes is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jose Luis DeSouza and the late Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Lopes. He is a graduate of Broadview Academy. He received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Southern Adventist University and is a graduate of the nurse anesthesia program at Erlanger. He is a nurse anesthetist with Anesthesiologists Associated, and a member of Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church. They reside in Ooltewah.

July 12, 2009

Wedding

Mathis

Angela Dawn Grant became the bride of Matthew Thomas Mathis in a ceremony on Saturday, June 27, at Peavine Baptist Church. The Rev. Keely Hasty performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Daniel and Jena Grant of Ringgold, Ga. Parents of the bridegroom are Mike and Angie Mathis of Ringgold. Betty Ann Morris served as matron of honor. Abby Chambers, Chelsea Skidmore, Carrie Grant, Carly Grant, Gracie Grant and Jenny Grant were bridesmaids. Sage Phillips was flower girl. Richard Pacheco served as best man. Zach Hall, Charlie Wimpy, Derek Perry, Colby Bryant, Brock Hammontree and Nathen Morrison were groomsmen. Kenton Aaron was ring bearer. A reception was held at the church. The couple took a wedding trip to Florida.

July 12, 2009

Wedding

Messinger

Lauren Elizabeth Buquo became the bride of Wyatt Charles Messinger in a ceremony on Saturday, July 11, at First Baptist Church. Jim Hixon performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of James and Sandy Buquo. Parents of the bridegroom are Robert and Charlotte Messinger of Morganton, N.C. Taylor Buquo, sister of the bride was maid of honor. Blaie Bandy, Lindsey Elkins, Lindsey Lassiter, Erin Monahan and Hailey Sailors were bridesmaids. Isabella Jones was flower girl. William Doerner served as best man. Steve Caccioila, Kurt Czepizak, Brian Fish, Peter Johnson and Chris Ridings were groomsmen. Carter Debter was ring bearer. A reception was held at the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club. The couple took a wedding trip to St. Kitts, and will reside in Richmond, Va.

July 12, 2009

Wedding

Patten

Amanda Irene Hoover became the bride of George Tarbell Patten IV in a ceremony on Saturday, May 23, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. The Rev. Michael F. Nolan performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Carolyn Campbell Hoover and David Andrews Hoover of Flintstone, Ga. Parents of the bridegroom are Sharon Austin Patten and George Tarbell Patten III. Melissa Knight Coulter was matron of honor. Brook Harris Priest, Rachel Myers Hoover and Sarah Cate Patten Scaduto were bridesmaids. Faith Danielle Hoover was flower girl. The bridegroom’s father served as best man. Scott Evan Simmons, Benjamin Andrews Hoover and Benedettio Scaduto were groomsmen. Roman Paul Hoover was ring bearer. A reception was held at Lookout Lake Bed and Breakfast. The couple took a wedding trip to Ocho Rios, Jamaica. They reside in Chattanooga.

July 12, 2009

Wedding

Patton

Amy Nicole Herndon became the bride of Adam Dale Patton on Saturday, May 23, at The Dent House. The Rev. Morty Lloyd performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Paula Carr and Mark Herndon. Parents of the bridegroom are Kim Patton and Dale Patton of Morristown, Tenn. Lacey Heftka served as maid of honor and Dale Patton acted as best man. A reception was held at The Dent House. The couple took a wedding trip to Florida. They reside in Chattanooga.

July 12, 2009

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Rooks

Jill Farren Redding became the bride of Bradley Clay Rooks in a ceremony on Saturday, April 25, at Second Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Perry McCallen performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ron and Jan Redding. Parents of the bridegroom are Larry and Mary Ann Rooks. Ryann Atchley and Susan Mangan were honor attendants. Holly Grenvicz, Angela Larkins, Kimberly Tarver and Jeana Thompson were bridesmaids. Caroline Mangan was flower girl. Larry Rooks served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Jeff Davenport, Joseph Grenvicz, Talmadge James and Chad Wolford. Charlie Ruark was ring bearer. A reception was held at The Mill. The couple took a wedding trip to the Dominican Republic. They reside in Chattanooga.

July 12, 2009

Wedding

Smithson

Cassidy Autumn Stephens became the bride of Andrew Lee Smithson in a ceremony on Saturday, May 9, at Flintstone Baptist Church. The Rev. William Smithson performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Kimberly Stephens of Chickamauga, Ga. Parents of the bridegroom are William and Marla Smithson. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Summer Brown served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Angela Stephens, Kaitlin Gitgood, Katherine Chambers, Rachel Jenkins, Rachel Brooks, Sara Runfolo and Paula Kerr. Chloe Dockery and Marina Mosgrove were flower girls. Kevin Smithson served as best man. Groomsmen were Josh Kerr, Michael Runfolo, Reece Cofer, Tom Kowalski, Daniel Palmer, Justin Stephens and David Brown. Connor Stephens and Sawyer Brown were ring bearers. Austin Miller was also a member of the bridal party. The reception was held at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The couple took a wedding trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica. They reside in Chattanooga.

July 12, 2009

Engagement

Cole and Brown

The engagement of Kadi Elaine Cole and Andrew Thaxton Brown is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Larry and Carol Cole. Parents of the future bridegroom are Gary and Judi Brown. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Aug. 15, at Second Presbyterian Church. The future bride is the granddaughter of Edria Cole of Knoxville, Tenn. Ms. Cole is a graduate of Baylor School. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology/criminology from Auburn University, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. She is a Realtor with ReMax Renaissance Realtors. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Betty Thaxton and James Brown of Fort Myers, Fla. Mr. Brown is a graduate of Baylor School. He received a bachelor’s degree in international business from Auburn University, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sorority. Mr. Brown is an insurance agent with Nationwide Insurance.

July 19, 2009

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Suzanne and Norton

The engagement of Bethany Suzanne Derbyshire and Shane Cody Norton is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Bill and Marilyn Derbyshire. Parents of the future bridegroom are Ronnie and Tracy Godfrey and Paul Norton. The wedding is planned for Saturday, July 25, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, where the future bride is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of Bill and Martha Derbyshire of Fort Wayne, Ind., Joan Bauman of Wolcottville, Ind., and the late Edward Bauman. Ms. Derbyshire is a graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a first-grade schoolteacher. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Fred and Loretta Plemmons. Mr. Norton is a graduate of Hixson High School and Chattanooga State Technical Community College. He is employed by Auto Zone.

July 19, 2009

Engagement

Halfacre and Spence

The engagement of Kyra Shavonne Halfacre and Gerald Spence Jr. is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Willie and Cynthia Halfacre. Parents of the future bridegroom are Gerald and Sheila Spence and the late Monica Bearden. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Aug. 8, at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, where both are members. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late James LaFayette “Fate” Stephens and Delilah Stephens and the late Carrie Halfacre. Ms. Halfacre is a graduate of Tyner High School, and is employed as a consumer adviser. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Sandra and Lemon Thomas Jr. and Walter and Montez Burk. Mr. Spence is a graduate of Hixson High School, and is employed as a printer.

July 19, 2009

Engagement

Hursey and Wesson

The engagement of Caroline Dawn Hursey to Gregory Edward Wesson is announced today. Terry Lynn Hursey of Knoxville is the mother of the future bride. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mark and Sherry Wesson. The wedding is planned for Sunday, Aug. 1, at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church. The future bride is the granddaughter of Terry and Mary Lynn Ratcliff of LaFollette, Tenn. Ms. Hursey is a graduate of Bearden High School, and is a nursing student at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Robert and Jan Wesson of Hermitage, Tenn., and Charles and Laferna Young of Jasper, Tenn. Mr. Wesson is a graduate of Central High School. He received bachelor’s degrees in accounting and finance and a master’s degree in accounting from UTC. He is a member of New City Fellowship Church, and is a senior accountant at Hazlett, Lewis & Bieter.

July 19, 2009

Engagement

Jacobs and Schrader

The engagement of Angela Leigh Jacobs and Anthony Todd Schrader is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Dan and Sherry Jacobs. Parents of the future bridegroom are Eddie and Debbie Schrader. The wedding is planned for Saturday, July 25, at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter Roy Wade and the late Mr. and Mrs. Grady Jacobs. Ms. Jacobs is a graduate of Girls Preparatory School. She received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Elon University. She is a teacher at East Side Elementary School. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Dorothy H. Schrader, the late J.H. “Bud” Schrader, Robbie F. Short and the late Arthur Brown. Mr. Schrader is a graduate of Notre Dame High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Samford University. He is employed as a bookkeeper with J.D. Helton Roofing Co.

July 19, 2009

Engagement

Jennings and Qualls

The engagement of Anna Elizabeth Jennings and Matthew Brett Qualls is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Jennings of Ringold, Ga. Parents of the future bridegroom are Kenny Qualls of Rossville, Ga., and Karen Qualls. The wedding is planned for Friday, Aug. 7, at The Grandview on Lookout Mountain. The future bride is the granddaughter of Ralph White, the late Eyvonne White, the late Dorothy Jennings and the late Gene Jennings. Ms. Jennings is a graduate of Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School, and attended Dalton State College. She attends Parkway Baptist Temple, and is employed by Ralph White Electric Co. Inc. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Marie Smith, the late Sonny Smith, and the late David and Jean Qualls. Mr. Qualls is a graduate of Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School, and attended Dalton State College. He is serving in the U.S. Navy.

July 19, 2009

Engagement

Jones and German

The engagement of Sanna Jones and Derrick German is announced today. The bride is the daughter of Tammy and Tony Price of Old Fort, Tenn., and Doug Jones of Crandall, Ga. Parents of the future bridegroom are Kay German of Etowah, Tenn., and Barry and Stefanie German. The wedding is planned for Friday, July 24, in Miami, Fla. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Kenneth and Virginia Jones, Leonard and Jeanne Douthitt of Chatsworth, Ga., Becky Silvers of Old Fort, and Judy Crumley of Ocoee, Tenn. Ms. Jones is a graduate of Polk County High School and Tennessee Technology Center. She is employed by Blue Ridge Pulmonary. The future bridegroom is the grandson of James German, the late Nancy German, the late George Maxwell, and Charles and Sue Bivens of Conasauga, Ga. Mr. German is a graduate of McMinn County High School, and is employed by International Fire Protection.

July 19, 2009

Engagement

King and Kidd

The engagement of Dr. Julie Michelle King and Joseph Harrison Kidd is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Tammy Kernea and Keirl King. Parents of the future bridegroom are Dr. and Mrs. John Kidd of Broadway, Va. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Fillauer lake house in Cleveland, Tenn. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Joyce Gant, the late Jim Vandergriff, the late Forrest King and Bettye King. Ms. King is a graduate of Boyd-Buchanan High School. She received her undergraduate and doctorate degrees in pharmacy from Samford University, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She is a pharmacist, and is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Va. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Beverly Bowman, the late Reva Bowman, and the late Jack and Evelyn Kidd. Mr. Kidd is a graduate of Broadway High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a master’s degree in education from the University of Virginia. He is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, and is a high school Spanish teacher and wrestling coach.

July 19, 2009

Engagement

Lofty and Wininger

The engagement of Erin Hope Lofty and Jeremy Temple Wininger is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of John and Jody Lofty of South Pittsburg, Tenn. Parents of the future bridegroom are Benny Wininger of Dalton, Ga., and Lisa Wininger of Acworth, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Aug. 1, at Kimball Church of Christ, where both are members. The future bride is the granddaughter of Bob and Faye Lofty of South Pittsburg, Perky Brown of Jasper, Tenn., and the late Joe Brown. Ms. Lofty received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Temple and Sandra Cloer, Edna Wininger and the late Carlton Wininger, all of Dalton. Mr. Wininger is a student at Dalton State College and is employed by Dalton Metal Fabricators.

July 19, 2009

Engagement

Morrow and Hix

The engagement of Allison Brooke Morrow and Kevin DeMarquis Hix is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Michael and Donna Morrow. Parents of the future bridegroom are Billy and Jan Hix of Shelbyville, Tenn. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Sept. 26, in Huntsville, Ala. The future bride is the granddaughter of John and Viola Morrow and the late Robert and Estelle Brooks. Ms. Morrow received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Austin Peay State University. She is a member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church, and is employed as a quality control chemist at Chattem Inc. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Reagor and Mary Hix, the late Vesta Mai Hasty Hix, the late Ralph Flanagin, and the late Frank and Mary Elizabeth Fogarty. Mr. Hix received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Alabama. He is a member of Willowbrook Baptist Church in Huntsville, and is employed as an engineer at NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center.

July 19, 2009

Engagement

Nazor and Friberg

The engagement of Dr. Karah Eve Nazor and Benjamin Schiller Hayes Friberg is announced today. Dr. Nazor is the daughter of Hank and Karen Nazor Hill and Kevin Nazor. Russell and Linda Friberg are parents of the prospective bridegroom. The couple will be married in a private ceremony in August in San Francisco. The future bride is the granddaughter of Evelyn Lancaster, the late William “Red” Lancaster, and the late Lee and Joan Nazor. Dr. Nazor is a graduate of Girls Preparatory School. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology from James Madison University and her Ph.D in gerontology from the University of Kentucky. She is a postdoctoral scientist at the University of California in San Francisco. Mr. Friberg is the grandson of Donald and Marlene Schiller, the late August and Roxie Friberg and the late Nellie Hayes. The future bridegroom is a graduate of Chattanooga Christian School. He received a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and is a graduate of the Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science. He is employed as a funeral director at Heritage Funeral Home, and he is the leader of the Ben Friberg Trio.

July 19, 2009

Engagement

O’Brien and Speicher

The engagement of Caitlin Brianne O’Brien and Luke Randyl Speicher is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Michael and Peggy O’Brien. Parents of the future bridegroom are Randy and Elana Speicher. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Aug. 22, at Hixson First Baptist Church, where the future bridegroom is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of Joel and Rose Marie O’Brien and Wilodean Pittman. Ms. O’Brien is a graduate of Chattanooga Christian School. She received an associate’s degree from Chattanooga State Technical Community College. She is a member of Stuart Heights Baptist Church, and is employed as a health information management assistant at the Life Care Center of East Ridge. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Barney and Nancy Speicher and Roberta Cutshall. Mr. Speicher is a graduate of Hixson High School, and is employed as waterjet manager at Davron Technology.

July 19, 2009

Engagement

Sewell and Barnhill

The engagement of Katie Marie Sewell and Carl Ronald Barnhill is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Don and Vicki Sewell. Parents of the future bridegroom are Ray and Lynda Barnhill of Wilson, N.C. The wedding is planned for Saturday, July 25, at the Fillauer lake house in Cleveland, Tenn. The future bride is the granddaughter of Bertie Sewell, the late Charles Sewell, and John and Nina Reese. Ms. Sewell is a graduate of Ooltewah High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, and a master’s degree in outdoor education from Southern Adventist University. She is a middle school teacher, and a member of Silverdale Baptist Church. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Ruthe Sublett of Wilmington, N.C., the late Carl Sublett, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Barnhill. Mr. Barnhill is a graduate of Fike High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in broadcast media from North Greenville University. He is media manager at Precept Ministries International, and a member of Silverdale Baptist Church.

July 19, 2009

Engagement

Thompson and Watkins

The engagement of Tanza Renee Thompson and Christopher Ryan Watkins is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Raymond and Vickie Royal and the late DeWayne Thompson of Henagar, Ala. Parents of the future bridegroom are Jeff and Rhonda Watkins of Henagar. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Fellowship Christian Center in Rainsville, Ala. The future bride is the granddaughter of Bill Henry, the late Vivian Henry, Wanda Thompson Adcock, the late Kenneth Thompson, and the late Alonza and Mary Royal. Ms. Thompson is a graduate of Ider High School. She attended Tennessee Wesleyan College and Northeast Alabama Community College. She is a member of New Life Ministries, and is employed as an administrative assistant at Shaw Stone & Webster. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Leonard and Mildred Durham, and Edward and Betty Watkins. Mr. Watkins is a graduate of Ider High School. He is a member of New Life Ministries, and is employed as a welder at Nucor/Vulcraft.

July 19, 2009

Wedding

Brewer

Hannah Michelle Dyer became the bride of Caleb Brewer in a ceremony on Friday, July 3, at Calvary Baptist Church. The Rev. Steve Roberson performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ron and Esther Dyer. Parents of the bridegroom are Tom and Kay Brewer of Fayetteville, Tenn. Melody Dyer was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kellie Dyer, Candace Dyer, Melissa Eccleston and Maranda Norwood. Ashlyn Roberson was flower girl. The bridegroom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen were Matt Johnson, Nathan Pergl, Jeremiah Cook and John Meals. Noah Martin was ring bearer. A reception was held at the church. After a wedding trip to the Bahamas, the couple will reside in Tampa, Fla.

July 19, 2009

Wedding

Briscoe

Evelyn Juliet Nite became the bride of Raymond Arthur Briscoe IV in a ceremony on Saturday, June 27, at Brainerd United Methodist Church. Dr. Thomas A. Nite, father of the bride performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Thomas and Deborah Nite of Ringgold, Ga. Parents of the bridegroom are Raymond Arthur Briscoe III and the late Margaret Briscoe of New York, N.Y. Andrea Nite Calvo served her sister as matron of honor. Jessica Neefe was the bridesmaid, and Isabel Juliet Calvo was flower girl. Pete Yeaple served as best man. Kevin Baker was the groomsman. A reception was held at Renaissance Commons in the Bluff View Art District. The couple took a wedding trip to the Bahamas. They will reside in Knoxville.

July 19, 2009

Wedding

Burkhart

Jennifer LaChristia Parham became the bride of James Samuel Burkhart IV in a ceremony on Sunday, June 14, at Lee and Gordon Mills in Chickamauga, Ga. The Rev. Joshua D. Parham, brother of the bride, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of David and Terry Parham of Wildwood, Ga. Parents of the bridegroom are Sam and Robbie Burkhart of Rossville, Ga. Staci Buckner was the honor attendent and Amanda Blevins was the bridesmaid. Elisea Hamilton, Katie Varnell and Lexi Varnell were flower girls. B.J. Gothard was best man. Matthew Burkhart was groomsman and Judah Parham was ring bearer. A reception was help at Lee and Gordon Mills. After a Caribbean cruise, the couple resides in Chattanooga.

July 19, 2009

Wedding

Carleo

Amanda Jean Chaffin became the bride of Duane Vincent Carleo in a ceremony on Sunday, June 7, at First United Methodist Church in Knoxville. The Rev. Dan Moore performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jeffery and Susan Chaffin. Parents of the bridegroom are Vincent and Diane Carleo of Dalton, Ga. Bethany Chaffin Kelly was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Lauren Carter, Mary Jane Lupberger, Erica Ortiz and Austen Sanders. The bridegroom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen were Mark Mowbray, Jeremy Webb, Rafik Hanna, Chris Finney and Jamie Proffitt. Sean Finney was ring bearer. A reception was held at the Knoxville Convention Center. The couple took a wedding trip to Nicaragua. They reside in Knoxville.

July 19, 2009

Wedding

Madler

Emily Jeanne Otte became the bride of Kevin Madler in a ceremony on Saturday, June 13, at Bear Basin Ranch in Westcliffe, Colo. The Rev. David Freehling performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Lou Otte of Canon City, Colo., formerly of Chattanooga. Parents of the bridegroom are Dick and Linda Madler of The Villages, Fla. Molly Colvin Morrissey served as matron of honor. Delaney Pallas and Mallory Pallas were flower girls. The bridegroom’s father served as best man. Zach Otte, brother of the bride, was the usher. Charlie Thompson was ring bearer. A reception was held at Little T-Bone Ranch in Westcliffe. The couple reside in Westcliffe.

July 19, 2009

Wedding

Mickey

Claire Louise Berghel became the bride of Evan Michael Mickey in a ceremony on Saturday, June 6, at the Church of the Good Shepherd. The Rev. Hank Anthony performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Berghel Jr. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Dennis J. Mickey of Barrington, Ill. Brett Berghel served as maid of honor for her sister. Bridesmaids were Paige Berghel, sister of the bride, Lauren Hall, Haley Molin and Ann Fergus. John Hagenberg served as best man. Groomsmen were Brian Mickey, David Mickey and Jason Mickey, all brothers of the bridegroom, and Robert J. Berghel III, brother of the bride. A reception was held at the Fairyland Club. The couple reside in Bloomington, Ind.

July 19, 2009

Wedding

Needham

Catherine Elizabeth Russell became the bride of Grant Buckley Needham in a ceremony on Saturday, June 27, at Christ United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mark Flynn performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Colleen Russell and Bob Russell. Parents of the bridegroom are Mitch and Donna Needham. Abby Lee served as maid of honor. Taylor Thul was the bridesmaid. Kaitlin Brindley, Hali Ford, Jami Graham, Angela Keffer, Rebecca McPherson and Brianne Roddy were honorary attendents. Alex Needham served as best man. Richard Russell was the groomsman. Jackson Thomas, Wes Needham, Matt Black and David Barker were ushers. The couple took a wedding trip to Orange Beach. They are residing in Birmingham, Ala., where the bride is pursuing a degree from Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy. Mr. Needham is a field consultant for Intellibind.

July 19, 2009

Wedding

Pack

Amanda Leagh Preston became the bride of William Francis Pack III in a ceremony on Saturday, June 13, at Bath United Methodist Church in Bath, N.C. The Rev. Kelli Sorg performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Andrew Preston of Bath. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. William Francis Pack Jr. Molly Preston was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Lauren Aderholdt, Jennifer Barry, Jeanette Deupree, Lora Gilreath and Roxanne Raynor. Sylvia Preston and Isabella Smith were flower girls. Mr. Pack, father of the bridegroom, and Scott Pack, the bridegroom’s brother, served as best men. Groomsmen were 1st Sgt. James Erwin Jr., Matthew Meyer, Kenneth Pack and Lee Schimmelfing. A reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents. After a wedding trip to Mexico, the couple will reside in in Durham, N.C.

July 19, 2009

Wedding

Thompson

Sarah Meghan Arant became the bride of Jason Edge Thompson in a ceremony on Saturday, July 11, at the home of the bride’s parents. The Rev. Joel McMakin performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Billy and Margaret Arant. Parents of the bridegroom are Robert and Penny Thompson of Columbia, S.C. Charity Myers served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kelly Tompkins, Lysa Tuten, Meredith Clark, Bethany Ferguson and Catherine Illian. Taylor Thompson was flower girl. The bridegroom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen were Ret Thompson, Travis Thompson, Edward Clark, Peter Arant and Gary Alexander. A reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents. The couple will reside in Columbia, after a wedding trip to St. Lucia.

July 19, 2009

Engagement

Barron and Gray

Dr. and Mrs. Noel Douglas Barron Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Grace Barron, to Jonathan Nathan Gray, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Nathan Gray II of Camden, Tenn. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Sept. 5, at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church. Miss Barron is the granddaughter of Pat Barron, the late Noel D. Barron Sr., and the late John and Marlys Higgins of Dallas. The bride-elect is a graduate of Girls Preparatory School, and received bachelor’s degrees in microbiology and Spanish from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She is a medical student at the UT Health Science Center in Memphis. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Ruth Mardyla of Palm Bay, Fla., the late Walter P. Mardyla, and the late Charlie and Carol Gray. Mr. Gray is a graduate of Camden Central High School and received bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and physics from Florida State University. He is pursuing his doctorate in mathematics from UTK.

July 26, 2009

Engagement

Cooke and Stanley

The engagement of Amy Nelle Cooke and Sterling Grant Stanley is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winborn Clarke Cooke Jr. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Tony Stedman Stanley of Lenoir City, Tenn., and Jolena Gibson of Newport, Tenn. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Oct. 17, at Signal Crest United Methodist Church, where the future bride is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace McSwain Robison of Atlanta, and Mr. and Mrs. Winborn Clarke Cooke Sr. of North Litchfield, S.C. Ms. Cooke received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Carson-Newman College, where she was a member of Chi Lambda Sigma Sorority, and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University. She is a teacher with Hamilton County school system. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Mavis Stanley of Lenoir City, Tenn., the late Robert Stanley and the late Floyd and Juanita Gowan. Mr. Stanley received an associate’s degree in mechanical engineering from Pelissippi State Technical Community College. He is a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church, and is employed as an industrial maintenance apprentice at PBR Automotive in Knoxville.

July 26, 2009

Engagement

Gossman and Gossett

The engagement of Kaleigh Suzanne Gossman and James Cody Gossett is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Dave and Jan Gossman of Newburgh, Ind. Parents of the future bridegroom are John and Cindy Bishop of Ringgold, Ga., and George and Kathy Gossett. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Aug. 1, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Evansville, Ind. The future bride is the granddaughter of Dorothy Mills, the late Tom Mills, and James and Mary Anne Gossman, all of Evansville. Miss Gossman is a graduate of Castle High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Lipscomb University. She is employed as a developmental chemist at Chattem Inc. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Jim and Wynelle Byers, Estelle Gossett and the late J.R. Gossett. Mr. Gossett is a graduate of Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School. He attended the University of West Georgia, where he majored in computer science. He is employed as a general contractor with Gossett Co.

July 26, 2009

Engagement

Middleton and Cox

The Rev. and Mrs. Steven Sellers of Jasper, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Elizabeth Middleton, to Richard Eugene Cox Jr. Mr. Cox is the son of Louise Cox, Richard Eugene Cox Sr. of Las Vegas, and Gwen Wheeler of Jasper, Tenn. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Sept. 12, at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Larry Sellers in Whitwell, Tenn., grandparents of the bride-elect. The future bride is also the granddaughter of the Rev. and Mrs. J.B. Middleton of Manchester, Tenn.

July 26, 2009

Engagement

Perry and Foo

The engagement of Alicia M. Perry and Darvin C. Foo is announced today. Miss Perry is the daughter of Alden and Carolene Perry. Mr. Foo is the son of Raymond Foo of San Francisco and the late Joanne Foo. The wedding is planned for Sunday, Sept. 27, in Atlanta. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Pauline W. Grossnickle, the late Carroll U. Grossnickle, the late Dr. John H. Perry and the late Betsey Perry. Miss Perry is a graduate of Girls Preparatory School. She received a bachelor’s degree in religion from Presbyterian College and a master’s degree in guidance and school counseling from University of West Georgia. She is employed as a school counselor in Rockdale County, Ga. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Frances Lee, the late Harry Lee, the late Dr. Peter Sah and the late Ethel Sah. Mr. Foo is a graduate of Lowell High School and received a bachelor’s degree in physiology and certification in physical therapy from the University of California at Davis. He is a physical therapist and a graduate student in the physician assistant program at Emory University.

July 26, 2009

Engagement

Richardson and Snodgrass

The engagement of Dr. Amanda Hope Richardson and William “Wes” Edward Snodgrass IV is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Warren Richardson VII of Columbia, S.C. Parents of the future bridegroom are the Rev. and Mrs. W. Edward Snodgrass III. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Sept. 26, at The Millstone at Adam’s Pond in Columbia. The future bride is granddaughter of Beatrice Phillips, the late Morris W. Phillips, and the late Mr. and Mrs. William King Richardson, all of Columbia. Miss Richardson is a graduate of Cardinal Newman High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and doctorate in physical therapy from the University of South Carolina, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She is a member of Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, and is employed as a physical therapist. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Dolly Prack of Cincinnati, the late Arthur Prack, Margaret Ross of St. Louis, and the late William Edward Snodgrass Sr. Mr. Snodgrass is a graduate of McCallie School. He attended the University of South Carolina, where he was a member of Pi Kappi Phi Fraternity. He is a member of First-Centenary United Methodist Church, and is employed as a branch sales manager for Heritage Crystal Clean in Cayce, S.C.

July 26, 2009

Engagement

Skahan and Thomas

The engagement of Denise Ann Skahan and Ryan Per Thomas is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Kevin and Mary Skahan. Parents of the future bridegroom are Per and Bonnie Thomas of Hendersonville, Tenn. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Oct. 10, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. The future bride is the granddaughter of Charles and Virginia Seiter, Gerry Skahan and the late Paul Skahan of Windsor, Conn. Miss Skahan received a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, magna cum laude, from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she was a member of Tri Beta honor society. She is a graduate student at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. The future bridegroom is the grandson of William Heim of Bradenton, Fla., the late Bess Heim, and Richard and Inger Thomas of Bighamton, N.Y. Mr. Thomas received a bachelor’s degree in business marketing from UTC. He is a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Hendersonville. He is employed with Business Data Transfer Services.

July 26, 2009

Engagement

Stone and Roberts

Sgt. and Mrs. Davis Stone announce the engagement of their daughter, Michele Renee Stone, to Douglas William Roberts, son of Theresa Lewis of Cedar Grove, Tenn., and Grady and Marti Roberts of Ringgold, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Dearing lake house in Decatur, Tenn. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Lois Stone, the late Russell Stone, Helen and Bill Walsh and the late Curt Dearing. Miss Stone is a graduate of Notre Dame High School and attended Bellarmine University, where she was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. She graduated from the dental hygiene program at Chattanooga State Technical Community College and is employed as a dental hygienist for Dr. Kaz Hasnani in Jasper, Tenn., and Dr. Lynda Moore in Dayton, Tenn. She is a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of the late Edith and Grady Roberts and the late Ruby and Hubert Pruitt. Mr. Roberts is a graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School and is pursuing a degree in criminal justice from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is a manager at the Chattanooga Marriott and Convention Center.

July 26, 2009

Engagement

Stuckey and Easterwood

Dr. and Mrs. Wesley Mabry Stuckey of Dalton, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Olivia Stuckey, to Bruce Daniel Easterwood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Henry Shirley of Calhoun, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Aug. 1, at First United Methodist Church of Dalton. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mabry Winford Stuckey of Evergreen, Ala., the late Mr. Stuckey, Mrs. Silas Garrett Tucker Sr. of Uriah, Ala., and the late Mr. Tucker. Miss Stuckey is a graduate of Girls Preparatory School and is pursuing a degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Howard King Burchett of Calhoun, Ga., the late Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Francis Easterwood and the late Evelyn Harris. Mr. Easterwood is a graduate of Southeast Whitfield High School and is pursuing a degree in marketing at Dalton State College.

July 26, 2009

Wedding

Ballard

Angela Elsie Smith became the bride of Michael Scott Ballard in a ceremony on Saturday, Oct.11, 2008, at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Dr. Lawrence L. Schenk performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Daniel and Betty Smith. Parents of the bridegroom are Robert and Linda Ballard of Winchester, Tenn. Susan Corbin was maid of honor. Angela McAllister, Shannon Acree, Kristen Camden, Shea Smith, Kendra Waddle and Pam Saynes were bridesmaids. Zack Ballard and Ben Ballard were best men. Groomsmen were Bill Holland, Steve Thompson, Phil Stokinger, Daniel Smith, Ray Webb and Joseph Oliver. A reception was held at Loose Cannon Gallery. The couple took a wedding trip to Florida, Mexico and Belize. They reside in Chattanooga.

July 26, 2009

Wedding

Barajas

Matisha Loraine Wooten became the bride of Christian Joseph Barajas in a ceremony on Wednesday, May 20, in Nassau, Bahamas. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Claude Wooten, grandfather of the bride. The bride is the daughter of Nathan and Monda Wooten of Trenton, Ga. Parents of the bridegroom are Phil and Johneen Rodman of Wildwood, Ga. Tiffany Scott served as maid of honor. Mary Maldonado was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Kelly Simons, Tonya Gass, Hilary Guinn and Ashley Wax. Corey Barajas and Jessie Byers served as best men. Groomsmen were Kevin Wilson, Richard Gass, Tim Tripp and Jason Moy. A reception was held at Sunrise Farm in Trenton. The couple reside in Trenton.

July 26, 2009

Wedding

Brezina

Ashley Carrol Estes became the bride of Eligius Michael Brezina in a ceremony on Saturday, April 18, at the Baylor School chapel. The Rev. Greg Brezina performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Nancy Estes. Parents of the bridegroom are Mark and Debbie Brezina of Knoxville. Meredith Fiestner was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Lauren Bacon, Meredith Rivers, Lauren Truslow, Erin Durham and Kathleen Farr. Sydney Fiestner, Sloane Heagerty and Keeley Heagerty were flower girls. Zach Brezina was best man. Groomsmen were Chris Heagerty, John Lacy, Erick Clifford, Chris Parks and Alex Estes. A reception was held at Chattanooga Golf and Country Club. The couple took a wedding trip to Costa Rica. They reside in Knoxville.

July 26, 2009

Wedding

Bunn

Jessica Anne Jones became the bride of Allen Russell Bunn in a ceremony on Saturday, March 28, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Spartanburg, S.C. The Rev. Arthur M. Fisher performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Brian A. Stewart of Georgetown, Tenn., and Ronald Maxwell Jones of Flintstone, Ga. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Patterson Bunn II of Spartanburg. Nancy McNair Hastings was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Addie Louise Bunn, Kelly Marie Bickers, Holly Earnhardt Davis, Vanessa Nicole Pizza and Alicia Nicole London. The bridegroom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen were Adam Patterson Bunn, Adam Sellars Campbell, Earl Richard Cobden IV, Murray Lamar Davis III and Alexander Page Lewis. A reception was held at The Piedmont Club in Spartanburg. The couple took a wedding trip to Argentina. They reside in Spartanburg.

July 26, 2009

Wedding

Green

Jennifer Nicole Stone and Jameson Buddy Green were united in marriage on Saturday, May 9, in a ceremony held at St. Andrews Country Club in Winston, Ga. The Rev. Sandra Prince Adams performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Diane Stone of Cohutta, Ga., and the late H. Richard Stone. The bridegroom is the son of Debbie and Buddy Green of Douglasville, Ga. April Kirk served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Kim Stone, Amanda Bivens and Miranda Green. Malorie Green and Madison Green were junior bridesmaids and Delaney Stone was the flower girl. Jonathan Green acted as best man. Groomsmen were Buddy Green, Lee Howard, Matt Bass and Chris Peel. Garrett Stone was junior groomsman. Bronson Stone and Bud Green were ring bearers. A reception was held at the country club. Following a wedding trip to Florida, the couple reside in Douglasville.

July 26, 2009

Wedding

Henderson

Katrina L. Jackson became the bride of Dr. James Andrew Henderson in a ceremony on Thursday, June 18, at Schwabacher’s Landing in Grand Teton National Park. Caryn Haman performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Tony and Kathy Jackson of Rye, N.H. Parents of the bridegroom are Mike and Judy Henderson of Calhoun, Tenn. Jennifer Reilly was the honor attendant and Lauren Reilly was the bridesmaid. J.D. Henderson, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man. A dinner was held following the ceremony at The Granary at Spring Creek Ranch in Jackson, Wyo. After a wedding trip to the Grant Teton and Yellowstone national parks, the couple will reside in Cambridge, Mass., where they are both postdoctoral research scientists at Harvard University.

July 26, 2009

Wedding

Jefferies

Laura Elizabeth Allen became the bride of Todd Pearson Jefferies in a ceremony on Saturday, May 16, at First-Centenary United Methodist Church. Dr. Dwight Kilbourne performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Rex and Debra Allen. Parents of the bridegroom are Ray and Janet Jefferies of Clearwater, Fla. Kimberley Lewis was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Regan McDonald, Juliana Crumbley, Hailey Paulson, Marianne Allen, Caitlin Muldoon and Kristen Smith, sister of the bridegroom. Matthew Moore was best man. Groomsmen were Ryan Allen, brother of the bridegroom, Kevin Smith, Patrick Burke, Jon Costello, Kyle Artz and Todd Snell. A reception was held at the Sheraton Read House. The couple took a wedding trip to the Virgin Islands. They reside in Atlanta.

July 26, 2009

Wedding

Kile

Lindsey Eck became the bride of Nathan Kile in a ceremony on Saturday, July 11, in Weaverville, N.C. The Rev. Rhonda Frye performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Christian and MaryAnn Eck of Weaverville. Parents of the bridegroom are Raymond and Audrey Kile. Cassandra Eck was maid of honor for her sister. Tim Tomisek served as best man. A reception was held at The Fields at Blackberry Cove in Weaverville. After a wedding trip to Mexico, the couple will reside in Pointe Marion, Pa.

July 26, 2009

Wedding

Lambert

Hania Saad Mohamed Ahmed became the bride of Kashta Amadi Lambert in a ceremony on Friday, May 15, at the Hotel Shepheard in Cairo, Egypt. The bride is the daughter of Micheline Solange Roger Brutus of Cairo. The bridegroom is the son of Mary Ineal Dawson Lambert. The bride is a graduate of Cairo University, and is an executive administrative assistant for the Director of Finance in Cairo. The bridegroom graduated from the United States Military Academy. Mr. Lambert works for the U.S. State Department in Cairo. A reception was held at the hotel. The couple took a wedding trip to Europe. They will reside in Cairo.

July 26, 2009

Wedding

Moffett

Sara Michelle Jones became the bride of Samuel Jordan Moffett in a ceremony held on Saturday, June 13, at Orange Beach, Ala. The bride is the daughter of Nancy Chamberlain and Jim Jones of Knoxville. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Moffett. A reception was held in Orange Beach. Following a wedding trip to Destin, Fla., the couple reside in Knoxville.

July 26, 2009

Wedding

Shackelford

Shalunda Thomas Gresham and Carlis Labron Shackelford were united in marriage during a ceremony on Saturday, July 18, at River Inn Events. The Rev. Michael London performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Rosie and Jeffrey London of Deptford, N.J. The bridegroom is the son of Brenda and Lovell Johnson. Mr. London gave his daughter in marriage. Zoddy Robinson served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Tiffany King and Tyesha Anderson, and Tionna Gresham was the junior bridesmaid. TaKerria Buchanan was flower girl. Dedric Cameron served as best man. Haneef Sharif and Emmit Terry were groomsmen, and Carlis Shackelford Jr. was the junior groomsman. The ring bearer was Trenton Gresham. A reception was held at River Inn Events. The couple reside in Rossville, Ga.

July 26, 2009

Wedding

Towe

Cassi Dianne Hawthorne became the bride of Jon-William “Kolby” Towe in a ceremony on Saturday, May 16, at the Canyon Ridge Golf Club. Dr. Mike Chapman performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Watson of Ringgold, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hawthorne. Parents of the bridegroom are Trudy Towe and the late Steven Towe. Misti Bray was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Brittany Burris, Kelly Cox, Sunshine Mansel, Brittany Pauley and Savannah Brown. Zak Towe was best man. Groomsmen were Matthew Mansel, Brandon Bray, David Geren and Tyler Gables. Landon Gables was ring bearer. A reception was held at the Canyon Ridge Golf Club. The couple took a wedding cruise to the Bahamas. They reside in Chattanooga.

July 26, 2009

Wedding

Dickerson

Christine Ann Odom and Joseph Keenan Dickerson were united in marriage on Wednesday, July 1, in a ceremony held in Jamaica. The Rev. Brian Victor McKretty performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Barbara Kilgore. The bridegroom is the son of H.C. and Janet Dickerson of Port Orange, Fla. A reception was held for the couple at Out of the Blue restaurant on July 12. Following a honeymoon in Jamaica, the couple reside in this city.

July 26, 2009

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