Couples announcements for February 2010

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Bates and Brown

The engagement of Misty Nicole Bates and Tyler Lee Brown is announced today. The future bride is the daughter Michael Bowman of Ringgold, Ga., and Pamela Bowman of Flintstone, Ga. Parents of the future bridegroom are Michael and Vicki Brown of Cleveland, Tenn. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 1, at The Woolen Mills in Cleveland. The future bride is the granddaughter of Helen Bowman, the late Junior Bowman, Bill Sisk of Flintstone and the late Colleen Sisk. Miss Bates is a graduate of Chattanooga State Community College. She is employed as a compensation analyst in human resources. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Drusilla Burgar of Cleveland, the late Art Burgar and the late Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Brown. Mr. Brown is a graduate of Tennessee Technology Center. He is employed as a tool and die maker.

February 7, 2010

Engagement

May and Shelton

The engagement of Haley Elizabeth May and David Curtis Shelton is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Jeffrey and Sandi May. Parents of the future bridegroom are Curtis and Darlene Shelton. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 5, at Burkes United Methodist Church. The future bride is the granddaughter of Jim and Phyllis Corriher, Yvonne Corriher, Eddie and Jean Rievley and Ronnie May. Miss May is a graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School, and is a nursing student at Chattanooga State Community College. She is a member of Sawyer Missionary Baptist Church, and is a teacher at Kids R Kids Learning Center. The future bridegroom is the grandson of David and Shirley Shelton. Mr. Shelton is a graduate of Sequoyah High School. He is a member of Sawyer Missionary Baptist Church, and is employed by Dalrymple Rigging.

February 7, 2010

Engagement

Shelley and Brian Edward Ford

Dr. and Mrs. Billie Edgar Shelley Jr. of Conway, S.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Bland Shelley, to Brian Edward Ford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Edward Ford Jr. of Wildwood, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 5, at First Presbyterian Church in Myrtle Beach, S.C., where the bride-elect is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of Mrs. Jack LaGrone Bland of Pawleys Island, S.C., the late Mr. Bland, Billie Edgar Shelley of Spartanburg, S.C., and the late Peggy Spencer Shelley. Miss Shelley received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Wofford College, where she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. She is employed as a project manager of global business development by the South Carolina Department of Commerce in Columbia. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Edward “Jack” Ford, the late Mrs. Robert Pierce Greely, and Charles Eugene Bush Sr. of Fabens, Texas. Mr. Ford received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Wofford College, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He is a member of Wildwood United Methodist Church, and is pursuing a master’s degree in accounting at Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

February 7, 2010

Engagement

Underdown and Seymour

The engagement of Angela Sabrina Underdown and John Jefferson Seymour III is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Fallin of St. Augustine, Fla. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. John Seymour Jr. of Fitzpatrick, Ala. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 8, in Columbus, Ga. Miss Underdown received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from LaGrange College. She is employed as a counselor by Lookout Mountain Services. Mr. Seymour received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from LaGrange College. He is employed as a quality assurance tech by Quiktrip Kitchens.

February 7, 2010

Engagement

Gadd and Headrick

The engagement of Bonnie Melissa Gadd and Blaine Horton Headrick is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Gwendolyn Bryan and Alex R. Gadd of Pikeville, Tenn. The future bridegroom is the son of Shari Horton of Cleveland, Tenn. The wedding is planned for Friday, March 27, at the Fillauer lake house in Cleveland. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Lee Massengill, and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gadd of Pikevillle. Miss Gadd is a graduate of Bledsoe High School and Chattanooga State Community College. She is a member of Bryan Seventh-Day Adventist Church, and is employed by McKee Health Resource Center. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Margaret and Herman “Fat” Horton of Cleveland. Mr. Headrick is a graduate of Cleveland High School, Chattanooga State Community College, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is a member of Cleveland First United Methodist Church, and is employed as a photographer by WTVC Channel 9.

February 14, 2010

Engagement

Rudd and Parkes

The engagement of Rebecca Robin Rudd and Andrew Douglas Parkes is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robin Rudd. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Parkes Jr. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 24, at St.Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Cleveland, Tenn., where both are members. Miss Rudd is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Mahoney and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rudd. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Parkes Sr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Paquette. Mr. Parkes is a student at Tennessee Technological University, where he is pursuing a degree in chemical engineering.

February 14, 2010

Engagement

Tran and Rose

The engagement of Cassandra Lynn Tran and Kevin Stephen Rose is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Loc Huu Tran Sr. of Cleveland, Tenn., and Jenny and James Henderson McMahon VI. Parents of the future bridegroom are Dr. Elliot Rose and Laura Rose. The wedding is planned for Sunday, May 30, on the Walnut Street Bridge. The future bride is the granddaughter of Marilyn Pippin of Cleveland. Miss Tran is a graduate of Bradley Central High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She attends Collegedale Community Church. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Helen Conner of Cordele, Ga. Mr. Rose is a graduate of Ooltewah High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Georgia, and a master’s degree in taxation from Georgia State University. He is a CPA with Frazier and Deeter in Atlanta.

February 14, 2010

Engagement

Weeks and McAllister

The engagement of Carrell Elizabeth Weeks and Bradley James McAllister is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn Carrell Weeks. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hilton Schilling and Mr. and Mrs. James Lamar McAllister of Acworth, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, March 6, at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Natchitoches, La. The future bride is the granddaughter of Bonnie Lee Peel, the late Charles Harold Allen and Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn Carrell Weeks Sr. Miss Weeks graduated from Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts. She received bachelor’s degrees in engineering sciences and mechanical engineering from Dartmouth College. She received a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech Technical College. She is employed as a senior aeronautical engineer by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. in Marietta, Ga. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William Howell Ramsey of Clarksville, Ga. Mr. McAllister is a graduate of McCallie School. He received a bachelor’s degree in English literature and political science at Southwestern University, and a master’s degree in conflict, development and security from the University of Leeds, England. He is a Ph.D candidate in international affairs at the University of Georgia, where he is employed as a lecturer.

February 14, 2010

Wedding

Delgado

Amy Catherine Sikes became the bride of Samuel Luis Delgado in a ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Union Station Hotel in Nashville. The Rev. Aaron Martin performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip A. McAfee and James C. Sikes. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Edgar L. Delgado of Jenks, Okla. Bailey Tate was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Katie Smith, Lindsey Gardner, Hannah Bush, Mackenzie Behel, Roxana McVay and Bailey Reeves. Barrett Newsome served as best man. Seth Gustafson, Josh Rehanek, Manuel Calvin, Steven Sikes, Wade Andrews and Rafy Santiago were groomsmen. A reception was held at the Union Station Hotel. The couple took a wedding trip to Palm Island in the Grenadines. They reside in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

February 14, 2010

Wedding

Gates

Candi Lee Smith became the bride of Christopher Dantere’ Gates in a ceremony on Friday, Feb. 5, in Cleveland, Tenn. The bride is the daughter of John and Donna Smith of Old Fort, Tenn. The bridegroom is the son of Rose Gates. Jacqueline Begin was matron of honor. Margo Relynn Johnson, daughter of the bride, was the flower girl. James Begin served as best man. JaiMain Aaron Johnson, son of the bride, was ring bearer. A reception was held at the home of the bridegroom’s mother.

February 14, 2010

Engagement

Blatt and Carter

The engagement of Tara Love Blatt and Allen Foster Carter is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dale Blatt of Key West, Fla. Parents of the future bridegroom are Dr. and Mrs. Wayne Elliott Tipps, and the late Allen Humphreys Carter. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 10, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Key West. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Reuel Brooks Atkinson and the late Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Blatt. Miss Blatt received a bachelor’s degree in studio arts from Florida State University. She is account manager with Athens Insurance. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Katie Sue Foster of Columbia, Tenn., the late Robert Allen Foster, the late Leonard Allen Carter, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom Sherman. Mr. Carter received a bachelor’s degree in business finance from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He is the owner of Athens Insurance.

February 21, 2010

Engagement

Landrum and Atherton

The engagement of Melissa Landrum and Stanley Atherton is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Dan and Angie Landrum. Parents of the future bridegroom are Jeff and Angie Atherton. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 5, at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, where the bride-elect is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Gary and Joyce Phelps and the late Victor and Betty Landrum. Miss Landrum is a homeschool graduate, and is a student at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Thomas and Rita Beal, Ann Atherton and the late Dudley Atherton. Mr. Atherton is a homeschool graduate. He is a student at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he is a member of Theta Tau Fraternity. He is a member of Oakwood Baptist Church.

February 21, 2010

Engagement

Baker and Pollard

The engagement of Kari Kristine Baker and Matthew Shane Pollard is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Marilyn R. Baker and the late Rush E. Baker III. Parents of the future bridegroom are Sandra Pollard and Rick and Pam Pollard. A private wedding is planned for Saturday, March 6, in the Maldives.

February 28, 2010

Engagement

Hutchinson and Smith

The engagement of Alicia Darlene Hutchinson and Micheal Davadrian Smith is anounced today. The future bride is the daughter of Cheryl D. Hutchinson and Virgil L. Hutchinson Sr. of Lumberton, N.C. Parents of the future bridegroom are Cheryl R. Jennings of Powder Springs, Ga., and Micheal A. Smith. The wedding is planned for Saturday, March 27, at Prospect Baptist Church, where the bride-elect is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of Sydney Hutchinson Sr., the late Willie Pearl Hutchinson, and the late Edna L. Kahn and Jerome S. Kahn. Miss Hutchinson is a graduate of Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences. She received a bachelor’s degree in family and children’s services from Berea College and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She is employed as a social worker. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Joreth Smith, the late Clifford Smith, Marlene Chaney and the late Dock Chaney. Mr. Smith is a graduate of Brainerd High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in business marketing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is a member of the Church of Christ.

February 28, 2010

Wedding

Green

Rachel Elizabeth Smith became the bride of William Green in a ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 20, at Chattanooga Church. The Rev. Morty Lloyd performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Todd and Jennifer Smith. Parents of the bridegroom are Shelby and Faye Green of Rossville, Ga. Gracie Smith and Hannah Smith Pascarella were their sister’s attendants. Cooper Green and Carter Green, sons of the bridegroom, were ring bearers. A reception was held at 212 Market. After a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, the couple reside in this city.

February 20, 2010

Engagement

Doling and Katzman

The engagement of Kelli J. Doling and Andrew H. Katzman is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Terry and Barbara Doling of Ankeny, Iowa. Parents of the future bridegroom are Herb and Linda Katzman. The wedding is planned for Saturday, March 20, at St. William Catholic Church in Round Rock, Texas, where both are members. The future bride is the granddaughter of Larry and Jeanette Waters of Iowa City, Iowa. Miss Doling is a graduate of Ankeny High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Iowa. She is employed as an account executive by Konica Minolta Business Solutions. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Herb and Dorothy Katzman of Bradenton, Fla., and the late Richard and Lucille Lauder. Mr. Katzman is a graduate of Ooltewah High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in logistics from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He is employed by Dell Inc.

February 7, 2010

Engagement

Elliott and Wilson

The engagement of Julie Ann Elliott and Eric Daniel Wilson is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of John and Pam Elliott. Parents of the future bridegroom are Shayne and Donna Mathena of Ringgold, Ga., and Rick Wilson. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 12, at Lee and Gordon Mills in Chickamauga, Ga The future bride is the granddaughter of Carolyn Rolen and the late Don Rolen. Miss Elliott is a graduate of East Ridge High School, and is employed by Tennessee Credit Union. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Ray and Agnes Scogin of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Mr. Wilson is a graduate of Ringgold High School, and is employed by A-OK Supply Co.

February 7, 2010

Engagement

Harpe and Stinnett

The engagement of Vanessa Kim Harpe and Michael Anthony Stinnett is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Margaret Smith of Milan, Tenn., and the late Jerry Smith. Parents of the future bridegroom are Marvin and Evelyn Stinnett of Old Fort, Tenn. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Feb. 20, at Signal Crest United Methodist Church, where the bride-elect is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Garland and Mildred Arnold and the late Marvin and Lockie Smith. Miss Harpe attended Lambuth College and Bryan College. She is assistant to the public guardian with Southeast Tennessee Development District. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Lake and Lizzie Liner and AIfred and Stella Stinnett of Benton, Tenn. Mr. Stinnett is a graduate of Cleveland State Community College. He is a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Ocoee, Tenn., and is Polk County executive.

February 7, 2010

Engagement

Pilkey and Santos

The engagement of Samantha Nicole Pilkey and Jonathan Daniel Santos is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Cathy Stafford of Athens, Tenn., and Mike Pilkey of Madisonville, Tenn. Parents of the future bridegroom are David Santos and Marsha Santos. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Feb. 13, in Gatlinburg, Tenn., at Victorian Gardens Wedding Chapel. The future bride is the granddaughter of Phyllis Stafford of Athens, the late John Stafford, and Lester and Jeanette Pilkey of Meigs County. Miss Pilkey earned a medical assistant certification from Academy of Allied Health. She is employed by Tri County Center and Family Home Care in Athens. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Melrose and Andy Godbehere of Dayton, Tenn. Mr. Santos graduated from Soddy-Daisy High School, and is employed by Advance Auto Parts.

February 7, 2010

Engagement

May and Shelton

The engagement of Haley Elizabeth May and David Curtis Shelton is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Jeffrey and Sandi May. Parents of the future bridegroom are Curtis and Darlene Shelton. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 5, at Burkes United Methodist Church. The future bride is the granddaughter of Jim and Phyllis Corriher, Yvonne Corriher, Eddie and Jean Rievley and Ronnie May. Miss May is a graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School, and is a nursing student at Chattanooga State Community College. She is a member of Sawyer Missionary Baptist Church, and is a teacher at Kids R Kids Learning Center. The future bridegroom is the grandson of David and Shirley Shelton. Mr. Shelton is a graduate of Sequoyah High School. He is a member of Sawyer Missionary Baptist Church, and is employed by Dalrymple Rigging.

February 7, 2010

Wedding

Cracraft

Lori Renae Prichard became the bride of Jared Wilson Cracraft in a ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 7, at First Presbyterian Church in Florence, Ala. The Rev. Richard Gillespie performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jackie L. Prichard. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Morris W. Cracraft of Florence. Darla York Prichard was matron of honor. Mr. Cracraft served his son as best man. A reception was held at Turtle Point Yacht and Country Club in Florence. After a wedding trip to the Biltmore in Asheville, N.C., the couple reside in Birmingham, Ala.

February 7, 2010

Engagement

Hubbard and DeAntonio

The engagement of Holli Jo Hubbard and Michael David DeAntonio is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Bob and Karen Hubbard of Graysville, Tenn., and John and Gale Blount of Dayton, Tenn. Parents of the future bridegroom are David and Ellen DeAntonio of State College, Pa. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 17, in Baltimore, Md. The future bride is the granddaughter of Betty Jean Blackburn of Dayton, the late Gary Blackburn, and the late Marvin and Juanita Hubbard. Miss Hubbard received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She is employed by the federal government. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Harold and Jean Walls and the late Dominick and Emilia DeAntonio. Mr. DeAntonio received a bachelor’s degree in human development from Pennsylvania State University, and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pittsburgh. He is employed as a clinical coordinator.

February 14, 2010

Wedding

Morris

Kimberly Ann Whitaker became the bride of Tyson Andrew Morris in a ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 22, at First Presbyterian Church in Highlands, N.C. The Rev. Lee Bowman performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Melissa and Ross Whitaker. Parents of the bridegroom are Joe and Laura Morris of Atlanta. Meredith Whitaker and Carolyn Whitaker were maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Lee Stout, Hadley Binion, Ridey Foster, McKenzie Mayo, Dallas Perry, Caroline Little, Megan Hixon, Mabry Spence and Meg Wingfield. Jane Ashlyn and Harlan Porfiri were flower girls. Mr. Morris served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Shaler Alias, Paisley Boney, Trey Wallace, Hunter Spence, Tyson Glasser, Charles Smith, John Stewart and P.J. Simmons. Henry Swope was ring bearer. A reception was held at Highlands Country Club. The couple took a wedding trip to Las Ventanas in Los Cabos, Mexico. They reside in Atlanta.

February 14, 2010

Wedding

Norris

Carla S. Gilbert became the bride of Timothy E. Norris in a ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 9, in Kauai, Hawaii. The Rev. Michael Merle Jones performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kelly D. Gilbert of Rising Fawn, Ga. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Norris of Albany, Ky. A reception was held in Albany, where the couple reside.

February 14, 2010

Wedding

Steinmann

Dr. Julie Elizabeth Adams became the bride of Dr. Scott Porter Steinmann in a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 30, at Headrick’s Chapel in Townsend, Tenn. The Rev. Joseph S. Green performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Earl B. Adams. Parents of the bridegroom are Alice Steinmann of Rochester, Minn., and the late Bruce B. Steinmann. Kara Powers Crossman, Kristen Powers Thomas, Matilda Steinmann and Amanda Steinmann were bridesmaids. Bruce B. Steinmann served as best man for his brother. Groomsmen were Walter S. Steinmann, Dr. Stephen M. Adams and Dr. David Adams. A reception was held at the Barn Event Center in Townsend. The couple reside in Minnesota.

February 14, 2010

Engagement

Borowik and Tuel

The engagement of Kristy Borowik and Keelan Tuel is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of John and Judy Borowik of Hardwick, Mass. Parents of the future bridegroom are Darrell and Sandra Tuel of Cedar Park,Texas. The wedding is planned for Sunday, June 20, in Holyoke, Mass. Miss Borowik received bachelor’s degrees in English and journalism from Southern Adventist University. She is a member of First Springfield Seventh-day Adventist Church, and is employed as a technical writer. Mr. Tuel received a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in health-care administration from Southern Adventist University. He is a member of Collegedale Community Seventh-day Adventist Church, and is employed as a computer programmer.

February 21, 2010

Engagement

O’Neal and Benson

The engagement of Bettina Kristyn O’Neal and Michael Brandon Benson is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Jacqueline W. O’Neal and Bruce G. O’Neal. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Benson of Marietta, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 19, at The Four Seasons in Atlanta. The future bride is the granddaughter of Betty L. Wilson of Memphis, Tenn., the late William Douglas Wilson, and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Henry O’Neal. Miss O’Neal is a graduate of Notre Dame High School. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Florida A&M University. She is a member of River of Life Christian Center in Orlando, Fla. She is employed as a pharmaceutical representative by Pfizer, and is owner of Eye Candy Buy Candy Boutique. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Ola Belle Benson of Omaha, Neb., the late James Drue Benson, the late Hazel Cromwell and the late Ambrose Cromwell. Mr. Benson is a graduate of Pope High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgia Southern University. He is a member of Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Roswell, Ga., and is employed by JC Penney in New Orleans.

February 21, 2010

Wedding

Pierce

Bonnie Marie Baggett became the bride of Andrew Martin Pierce in a ceremony on Monday, Jan.11, on the Carnival Destiny cruise ship. The Rev. Cynthia Dodd performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Kathy Baggett. Parents of the bridegroom are Ernest Pierce and Norma Taylor. After a Caribbean cruise, the couple reside in East Ridge.

February 21, 2010

Engagement

Breeze and Moore

The engagement of Jordan Leigh Breeze and Joshua Aaron Moore is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Vic and Deb Breeze of Mattoon, Ill. Parents of the future bridegroom are Steve and Connie Moore of Milan, Tenn. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 5, at First Baptist Church in Mattoon. Miss Breeze is a graduate of Mattoon High School. She received an associate’s degree in pre-nursing from Lake Land College, and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Southern Illinois University. Mr. Moore graduated from Tennessee Temple Academy, Tennessee Temple University and Carson-Newman College. He is pastor of Dumplin Baptist Church.

February 28, 2010

Engagement

Merchoff and Morgan

The engagement of Katherine Darlene Merchoff and Kenneth Farrell Morgan Jr. is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of David and Gretchen Merchoff. Parents of the future bridegroom are Kenneth and Connie Morgan. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 29, at Cross of Calvary Community Church, where both are members. The future bride is the granddaughter of Jim and Rose Merchoff of Chicago, and the late Warren and Hazel Penney. Miss Merchoff is a graduate of Hixson High School. She is pursuing a degree in child and family studies from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a teacher at Primrose School. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Tom and Mary Ann Morgan and Ronnie and Mildred Smith. Mr. Morgan is a graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from UTC. He is employed as an art director by AREA203 Marketing.

February 28, 2010

Engagement

Plumlee and Chase

The engagement of Julie Lynne Plumlee and Brian Patrick Chase is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of John and Patricia Plumlee. Parents of the future bridegroom are Kenneth and Donna Chase. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 15, at Hixson United Methodist Church, where the future bridegroom is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Joyce Million of Decatur, Tenn., Lois Plumlee and the late John Plumlee. Miss Plumlee is a graduate of Hixson High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. She is a member of Hixson First Baptist Church, and is employed as a chiropractor’s assistant by Natural Solutions Wellness Chiropractic. The future bridegroom is the grandson of John P. and Orpha Hudson, Terry Chase and the late Chadwick Chase. Mr. Chase is a graduate of Hixson High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from UTK, where he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity. He is employed as a mechanical engineer by Sargent & Lundy LLC.

February 28, 2010

Wedding

Newton

Kimberly Anne McConnell became the bride of Justin Roy Newton in a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Ridgedale Baptist Church. The Rev. Bill Owens performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of James McConnell of Beaufort, S.C., and Karen Ingle. Parents of the bridegroom are Roy Newton of Ringgold, Ga., and Vicki Miller. Sally Fountain was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Breanne Fulson, Nikki Newton, Brandy Brown, Mandy Wall and Amy Wall. Molly McConnell, sister of the bride, was the flower girl. Mr. Newton served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Cody Potter, Lee Revels, Tim Fish, Darren Boehm and Rick Miller. Tucker McConnell, brother of the bride, was ring bearer. A reception was held at Bessie Smith Cultural Center. The couple took a wedding trip to Jamaica. They reside in East Ridge.

February 28, 2010

Engagement

Landrum and Atherton

The engagement of Melissa Landrum and Stanley Atherton is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Dan and Angie Landrum. Parents of the future bridegroom are Jeff and Angie Atherton. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 5, at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, where the bride-elect is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Gary and Joyce Phelps and the late Victor and Betty Landrum. Miss Landrum is a homeschool graduate, and is a student at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Anne Atherton and the late Thomas and Rita Beal Dudley. Mr. Atherson is a homeschool graduate. He is a student at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he is a member of Theta Tau Fraternity. He is a member of Oakwood Baptist Church.

February 7, 2010

Engagement

Rees and Clark

The engagement of Megan Ann Rees and Timothy Clark is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Bill and Ann Rees. Parents of the future bridegroom are Jack and Becky Clark. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Feb. 27, at The Gallery in Red Bank. The future bride is the granddaughter of Betty Sarensen of Murphysboro, Ill. Miss Rees is a graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is employed as a registered nurse by Memorial Hospital. Mr. Clark is a graduate of Hixson High School. He is employed by Norfolk Southern.

February 7, 2010

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Connor and Woodlee

The engagement of Megan Cady Connor and John Gabriel Woodlee is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Dennis and Margaret Connor of Tifton, Ga. Parents of the future bridegroom are Rick and Merle Woodlee of Chickamauga, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 26, at First Presbyterian Church in Tifton, where the bride-elect is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late J.C. and Rudell Connor, Rosalie Rohrer of Tifton and the late Philip Rohrer. Miss Connor is a graduate of Tift County High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Mercer University, and a master’s degree in education from Wake Forest University. She is a teacher at Person High School in Roxboro, N.C. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Bobbie Woodlee, the late Glen Woodlee, Alice Elsner and the late Merle Smith. Mr. Woodlee is a graduate of Gordon Lee High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and English literature from Mercer University. He is a member of Grace Episcopal Church, and is pursuing a law degree at Duke University School of Law.

February 14, 2010

Engagement

Holloway and Powell

The engagement of Karen Holloway and Steve Powell is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Ken and Dorothy Holloway of Smyrna, Tenn. Parents of the future bridegroom are Wayne and Mary Jane Powell of Murfreesboro, Tenn. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 15. Miss Holloway received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Cedarville University. She is pursuing a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She is employed as a vocational rehabilitation counselor by the state of Tennessee. Mr. Powell received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is employed as an assistive technology coordinator by Signal Centers.

February 14, 2010

Engagement

Kenney and Terry

William and Ina Kenney of Rocky Face, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Kenney, to Adam Terry of Chatsworth, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, March 6, at Mount. Vernon United Methodist Church in Dalton, Ga. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Edward and Ivolene King, and the late Dent and Velia Mae Kenney. Miss Kenney received a bachelor’s degree in textile engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from Auburn University. She is employed by Marketing Alliance Group. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late R.L. and Joyce Terry. Mr. Terry attended Coosa Valley Technical College. He is plant manager for The Sample Factory in Calhoun, Ga.

February 14, 2010

Engagement

Smith and Perritte

The engagement of Reagan Elizabeth Smith and Brandon M. Perritte is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Mitchel and Debbie Smith. Parents of the future bridegroom are Rick and Sandi Kramer of Cleveland, Tenn., and Michael and Karen Perritte of Powder Springs, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 5, at Grace Community Church in Cleveland. The future bride is the granddaughter of Arlyn and Myrna Smith, George Joaquin and Jackie Farley. Miss Smith is a graduate of Tennessee Temple High School, and is pursuing a degree in special education at Lee University. She is a member of Temple Baptist Church. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Larry and Sue Perritte, Glen and Wanda Kramer and the late Ed and Sylvia King. Mr. Perritte is a graduate of Cleveland High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in Christian ministry from Lee University, where he was a member of Upsilon Xi Fraternity. He is a member of Westmore Church of God.

February 14, 2010

Wedding

Begin

Jacqueline Eliza Wilcox became the bride of James Eric Begin Sr. in a ceremony on Friday, Feb. 5, in Cleveland, Tenn. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Lori Wilcox of Johnson, Vt., and Debra Bevins of Alburg, Vt. Parents of the bridegroom are Rose Harmon and Edmond Yaddow of Morrisville, Vt. Candi Lee Gates was matron of honor. Tiesha Ariel Begin and Natasha Mae Begin were flower girls. Christopher Gates served as best man. James Eric Begin Jr. was ring bearer. A reception was held in Chattanooga. The couple reside in Morrisville.

February 14, 2010

Wedding

Oehmig

Esme’ Wright became the bride of John Davenport Oehmig in a ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 9, at Thankful Memorial Episcopal Church. The Rev. Michael E. Carlisle performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bruce Wright. Parents of the bridegroom are the Rev. and Mrs. Henry King Oehmig. Augusta Mills was the flower girl. Henry Oehmig served as best man. King Oehmig was a groomsman, and Caid Mills was the ring bearer. A reception was held at Loose Cannon Gallery. The couple took a wedding trip to Barnsley Gardens.

February 14, 2010

Engagement

Coleman and Godwin

The engagement of Wendy Irene Coleman and Jason Todd Godwin is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Alvin and Nellie Coleman of Chickamauga, Ga. Parents of the future bridegroom are Geneva Godwin of Ringgold, Ga., and the late Carroll Godwin. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 17, at the Gordon Lee Mansion in Chickamauga. Miss Coleman received an associate’s degree in health information management from Chattanooga State Community College. She is a member of the Church of the Nazarene, and is employed as a registered health information technician and medical coder by Aeropek. Mr. Godwin is a graduate of Ringgold High School. He is a member of Ringgold First Baptist Church, and is serving in the United States Marine Corps.

February 21, 2010

Engagement

Spurr and Jones

The engagement of Meaghan Elizabeth Spurr and Stephen Daniel Jones is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Tom and Becky Spurr. Parents of the future bridegroom are Daniel and Margaret Jones. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 29, at Soddy-Daisy First Baptist Church. The future bride is the granddaughter of Ronald and Jo-Ann Spurr, Edith Jackson and the late Paul Jackson, all of St. Louis. Miss Spurr is pursuing bachelor’s degrees in general management and human resources management from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a member of Oakwood Baptist Church, and is employed as a human resources intern by U.S. Xpress. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the Rev. Charles and Virginia Jones of Fremont, Mich., and Edward and Sally Luck of Beaufort, S.C. Mr. Jones received a bachelor’s degree in intercultural studies from Lee University. He is a missions intern at Silverdale Baptist Church., where he is a member.

February 21, 2010

Engagement

Gammon and Witham

The engagement of Morgan Elizabeth Gammon and Robert Morgan Witham is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Pete and Mott Gammon. Parents of the future bridegroom are Jan and Dave Conley of Lexington, Ky., and Frank Witham of Stanton, Ky. A March wedding is planned at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, where the bride-elect is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of Myra Lewis. Miss Gammon received a bachelor’s degree in economics, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She is employed as an investment banking associate by Harris Williams & Co. Mr. Witham received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural econonics from the University of Kentucky. He is a commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserve, and is employed as a patient services manager by ARAMARK.

February 28, 2010

Engagement

Wallace and Perdomo

The engagement of Natalie Bradford Wallace and Peter Michael Perdomo is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Bill and Cissy Wallace. Parents of the future bridegroom are Peter and Mary Perdomo of Anderson, S.C., and David and Cynthia McKenna of Roswell, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 8, at The Cloister Chapel in Sea Island, Ga. The future bride is the granddaughter of Joe and Alice Bradford of Sea Island, Winifred Wallace of Roswell, and the late Charles Wallace. Miss Wallace is a graduate of Girls Preparatory School. She received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of the South. She was also presented at the Cotton Ball. She is employed as an investment associate by SunTrust Investment Services Inc. in Atlanta. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hugh M. Roberts, Daisy Perdomo of Miami, Fla., and the late Joseph Perdomo. Mr. Perdomo graduated from Wheeler High School in Marietta, Ga. He attended the University of Georgia, where he was a member of Sigma Epsilon Fraternity, and received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Georgia State University. He is employed as a financial products wholesaler by One America in Atlanta.

February 28, 2010

Wedding

Clayton

Joan Ann Benefield became the bride of John R. Clayton in a ceremony on Sunday, Feb.14, at Lupton Drive Baptist Church. The Rev. Randy Bell performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ray and Roxie Brown. Parents of the bridegroom are Elmer and Pauline Clayton. Ron Benefield gave his mother in marriage. Michelle O’Neal was matron of honor. Andon Clayton served his grandfather as best man. A reception was held at the church. The couple reside in this city.

February 14, 2010

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