Couples announcements for February 2011

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Engagement

Gagliardi and Harding

The engagement of Natalie Collyn Gagliardi and Joel James Harding is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter D. Gagliardi of Ringgold, Ga. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Kent W. Harding of Doniphan, Mo. The wedding is planned for Friday, March 11, at Brainerd Hills Presbyterian Church, where the bride-elect is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. McIntosh of Ringgold, Margaret Gagliardi and the late Joseph F. Gagliardi. Miss Gagliardi received a certificate in surgical technology from Chattanooga State Community College. She is employed as a surgical technologist. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Paul Fleetwood of Doniphan, the late Shirley Fleetwood, and Mr. and Mrs. James Harding of St. Charles, Mo. A graduate of American School, Mr. Harding is employed by Briggs and Stratton and is a member of Sovereign Grace Reformed Church.

February 20, 2011

Wedding

DeWitt and Wood

Krista Leigh DeWitt became the bride of Robert Jordan Wood in a ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 21, at High Hampton Inn and Country Club in Cashiers, N.C. The Rev. Canon R. Craig Smalley performed the ceremony. The bride is the daugher of Dr. and Mrs. William Eugene DeWitt of Birmingham, Ala. . Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. James Charles Wood Jr. Kellie DeWitt Templin and Kandace Brooke DeWitt DeBolt, sisters of the bride, were matrons of honor. Bridesmaids were Hannah Elizabeth Coggin, Jane Bowry Hoerner, Hennessy Ann Howell, Jennifer Sirmon Peters, Anne Rain Tanner, Margaret Hadley Wharton and Dayna Rae Word. Isabella Harper Hall was the flower girl. Joshua Bryan Wood served his brother as best man. Groomsmen were Matthew James Beckmann, Michael Alan Burke, Samuel Brandon Couillard, John Lee Goetz, Chase Edward Scott and Brandon Edwin Tindell. Junior groomsmen were William Isaac Hall and Jacob William Templin. Braxton Autry Templin and Charles Patrick Wood were ring bearers. A reception was held at High Hampton Inn and Country Club. The couple took a wedding trip to Barcelona, Spain, and Collioure, France. They reside in Birmingham.

February 20, 2011

Engagement

Hague and Langston

The engagement of Amanda Miaka Hague and Daniel Allen Langston is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Tim and Anna Lyons of Chickamauga, Ga., and Chris and Carrie Hague of Easthampton, Mass. Parents of the future bridegroom are William and Linda Broom Langston of Ringgold, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 7, in Ringgold. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jesse and Akemi Farr, James O. and DeAnn Ragan of Blufdale, Texas, and JoAnne Lyons of Ringgold. Miss Hague is a legal secretary for Heinsman Law Group. The future bridegoom is the grandson of the late Carter and Mary Langston and the late Matt and Dorothy Broom Mr. Langston received a degree in drafting from Georgia Northwestern Technical College. He is a member of Gospel Way Baptist Church and is employed as a technical consultant by Sterling Communications in Ringgold.

February 20, 2011

Engagement

Kunz and Jones

The engagement of Cara Cristen Worby Kunz and David Leighton Jones is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Frederick Kunz of Tracy City, Tenn., and Beverly and Daniel Meaker of Decherd, Tenn. Parents of the future bridegroom are Calisa and Ronnie Sons of Tullahoma, Tenn. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 2. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Homer Kunz of Tracy City, the late June Kunz and Hazel and Bill Campbell of Sewanee. Tenn. Miss Kunz is employed by Whelan Security as a security officer at the Nissan Powertrain Assembly Plant in Decherd. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Cleadus L. Jones and the late Anne Jones of Tullahoma.. Mr. Jones is employed as a team leader by Tegrant Corp.

February 27, 2011

Engagement

Whitehead and Walters

The engagement of LaToya JaNiece Whitehead and Robert Lynn Walters II is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Taft Whitehead Jr. and Barbara Whitehead of Jackson, Tenn. Parents of the future bridegroom are Robert Lynn Walters Sr. of Concord, Tenn., and Phyllis Renee Walters of Knoxville. The wedding is planned for Tuesday, March 15, in Las Vegas. Miss Whitehead reeived a bachelor’s degree in biology from Tennessee Technological University. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Ora and Margie Turman of Knoxville and the late Trent and Hattie Walters. Mr. Walters received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Tennessee Tech University, where he was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and a master’s degree in global management from the University of Phoenix.

February 27, 2011

Engagement

Walker and Ferguson

The engagement of Anna Marie Walker and Robert Newman Ferguson is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Robert and Tammy Walker. Parents of the future bridegroom are Jene and Yogi Coffman and Tracy and Denise Ferguson, all of Ringgold, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 16, at Calvary Bible Church. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Albert and Wanda Wilkey, the late Harold Walker and the late Mae Belle Roberts. Miss Walker is a graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School. She received a certificate in medical assisting and phlebotomy from the Academy of Allied Health Careers. She is employed as a medical assistant. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Robert Smith, the late Charlotte Smith, and the late Stylist and Connie Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson graduated from Soddy-Daisy High School and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in drafting at Northwestern Technical Community College. He is employed as a CAD tech by TVA.

February 27, 2011

Engagement

Andersen and Ward

The engagement of Sarah Elizabeth Andersen and Timothy Lawrence Ward is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Scott Andersen of Dalton, Ga. The future bridegroom is the son of Helen Nicholas of Rossville, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 30, at First Baptist Church in Dalton. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Lorene Wells of Dalton, the late Walter and Marjorie Andersen, and the late Willard Wells. Miss Andersen received a bachelor's degree in kinesiology from the University of Georgia and a doctorate of physical therapy from the Medical College of Georgia. She is a physical therapist at Memorial Hospital. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Ward. Mr. Ward received a degree in business administration from Bryan College. He is employed as a financial consultant by Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union.

February 6, 2011

Engagement

Salsbury and Hughes

The engagement of Rebekah Salsbury and Bo Hughes is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Lawrence and Sandra Salsbury of Sweetwater, Tenn. Parents of the future bridegroom are Allen and Susan Hughes of McDonald, Tenn. The wedding is planned for Sunday, May 29, at Bluff View Art District. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bill and Bernice Bibee of Sweetwater, Gerry and Jean Salsbury of Ocala, Fla., and Elton and Barbra Whitehead of Bushnell, Fla. Miss Salsbury received a bachelor's degree in studio art and is pursuing a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Bob and Betty Hughes, Betty Morse and the late Joe Morse. Mr. Hughes received a bachelor's degree in marketing and management from East Tennessee State University.

February 6, 2011

Engagement

Goodlet and Blankenship

The engagement of Kristina Elaine Goodlet and James Barret Blankenship is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Chris and Patti Goodlet of Chickamauga, Ga. Parents of the future bridegroom are Greg and Tina Gent of Ringgold, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, March 26, at the Fillauer lake house in Cleveland, Tenn. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Marvin and Connie Bradford and Mickey and Jewel Goodlet-Liner, all of Ringgold. Miss Goodlet received a bachelor’s degree in human development from Lee University. She is a member of Parkway Baptist Church and is employed by TVA. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Arvil and Charlsie Dempsey of Ringgold. Mr. Blankenship received a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is a member of

February 13, 2011

Engagement

Loyde and Lee

The engagement of Farosha Loyde and Randal Lee is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of James and Beverly Loyde Jr. of Memphis. . Parents of the future bridegroom are Marvin Lee and State Rep. JoAnne H. Favors. The wedding is planned for Friday, March 3, 2012. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of James and Edna Loyde Sr. and the late Jimmie and Inez Jeter. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Brittie J. Ervin, the late Joseph Humphries and the late Charlie and Eva M. Lee.

February 13, 2011

Wedding

Boozer and Rose

Amber Dawn Boozer became the bride of Brian Keith Rose in a ceremony on Friday, Dec. 31, at Talon Winery in Lexington, Ky. The bride is the daughter of Sam and Jane Boozer and Kim Cunigan of Jacksonville, Ala. Parents of the bridegroom are Lisa Hughes of Carrollton, Ky., and the late Tommy Rose. The bride is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and is employed as an accountant by Dulworth, Breeding, Karns Pleasants in Lexington. Mr. Rose received a bachelor’s degree in mathematical economics from the University of Kentucky. The couple resides in Lexington, after a wedding trip to Jamaica.

February 13, 2011

Engagement

Hildebrand and Pitts

The engagement of Jessica Dawn Hildebrand and 2nd Lt. Ryan Austin Pitts is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Stan and Dawn Hildebrand. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mark and Nancy Pitts of Sierra Vista, Ariz. The wedding is planned for Saturday, July 2, at Signal Mountain Baptist Church, where the bride-elect is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of Arnold and Alda Hildebrand of Stafford, Kan., and the late Keith Louise McCarver. Miss Hildebrand is a graduate of Baylor School. She plans to receive a bachelor’s degree in management in May from the United States Air Force Academy. After graduation, she will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and as a financial management officer. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Joe and Maydell Saughter and Bob and Jane Pitts, all of Sierra Vista. Lt. Pitts is a graduate of Buena High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering space from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is a member of Village Meadows Baptist Church and is an Air Force pilot.

February 20, 2011

Engagement

Lewis and Beemon

The engagement of Natasha Danielle Lewis and Trevor Dean Beemon is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Timothy and Tammy Lewis of Ringgold, Ga. Parents of the future bridegroom are Debbie Beemon of Russellville, Ky., and Jeff and Maylo Beemon of Flower Mound, Texas. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 9, at the Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Sue Fairris of Scottsboro, Ala., James Thompson of Dutton, Ala., and Faye Veneable of Rossville, Ga. Miss Lewis graduated from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School and received a bachelor’s degree in history education from Kennesaw State University. She attends Northstar Church in Kennesaw and is a teacher at Sonoraville High School in Gordon County, Ga. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Bill and Coreta Kersey of Walton, Ky. Mr. Beemon graduated from Harrison High School and received a bachelor’s degree in history from Kennesaw State University. He attends Northstar Church and is employed by the Atlanta History Center.

February 27, 2011

Engagement

Ballard and Lucas

The engagement of Serena Marie Ballard and Jordan Samuel Lucas is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Randy and Linda Ballard. Parents of the future bridegroom are Jan Benecke and the late Scott Lucas. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 2, in Patten Chapel on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Paul D. Bryan of Stockbridge, Ga., the late Janet Bryan, the late Charlie Ballard and the late Rena Ballard. Miss Ballard received a bachelor's degree in finance and general management from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a member of Dallas Bay Baptist Church and is employed as an account manager by a local printing company. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Sam and Barbara Acuff and William and Ramona Lucas. Mr. Lucas received a bachelor's degree in marketing and entrepreneurship from UTC, where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He is a member of Dallas Bay Baptist Church and is employed as a lead generation representative by a local marketing company.

February 6, 2011

Engagement

Joujan and Mertens

The engagement of Helen Kay Joujan and Marian Claudius Mertens is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Louis and Janet Hicks Milanesi of Newbury, N.H. Parents of the future bridegroom are Erich and Dorothea Mertens of Aidlingen, Germany. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Aug. 6, in Herrenberg, Germany. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Hicks. Miss Joujan is a graduate of Girls Preparatory School. She received a bachelor's degree in English from Rhodes College and a master's degree in bilingual education from the University of Education in Freiburg, Germany. She is a member of First Presbyterian Church and is a teacher. Mr. Mertens received a bachelor's degree in French from Rhodes College and a master's degree in bilingual education from the University of Education in Freiburg. He is a teacher.

February 6, 2011

Engagement

Stockett and Hurst

The engagement of Ashley Raith Stockett and Zachary Page Hurst is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Andrew Stockett. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sluder Hurst of Banner Elk, N.C. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 2, at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kane McLellan of Oldsmar, Fla., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Noble Clayton Stockett Jr. Miss Stockett is a graduate of Baylor School. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism, magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. She is a member of St. Peter's Capitol Hill and is employed as a digital strategist by Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide in Washington, D.C. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Garnett Greear of Gastonia, N.C., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Sluder Hurst. Mr. Hurst is a graduate of Watauga High School. He received a bachelor's degree in sport management from Western Carolina University, and a master's degree in sport management from the University of Georgia. He is assistant athletic director at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

February 6, 2011

Engagement

Willerton and Hawk

The engagement of Savanna Leigh Willerton and Jacob Samuel Hawk is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Suzanne and Jeff Willerton of Ringgold, Ga. Parents of the future bridegroom are Robin and Larry Hawk of Powder Springs, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 21, at Campus View Church of Christ in Athens, Ga., where both are members The future bride is the granddaughter of Ernestine Quinn of Rossville, Ga., the late J.R. Quinn, and the late Kathryn and James Willerton. Miss Willerton is a graduate of Gordon Lee High School. She is pursuing a degree in family and consumer science at the University of Georgia. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Joyce and Jimmy Marquis of Marietta, Ga., and the late Vivian and Virgil Hawk. Mr. Hawk graduated from McEachern High School and received a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Georgia. He is employed by Classic City Reality.

February 20, 2011

Engagement

Marcinkowski and PottsPotts

The engagement of Katherine Susan Marcinkowski and Kellan Burton Potts is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of James and Alicia Marcinkowski of Saugerties, N.Y. Parents of the future bridegroom are Debra Potts and the late James Potts. The wedding is planned for Sunday, May 1, at Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Miss Marcinkowski is a graduate of Saugerties High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Bay Path College. She received a master’s degree in education from College of Saint Rose and is employed as a high school English Teacher. Mr. Potts is a graduate of Red Bank High School. He is a student at Binghamton University and is employed as a butcher.

February 27, 2011

Engagement

Brazelton and Merrell

The engagement of Jennifer Leya Brazelton and Kevin Austin Merrell is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Rick and Sheila Brazelton of Flat Rock, Ala. Parents of the future bridegroom are Steve and Susan Merrell of Jasper, Tenn. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Feb. 19, at First Baptist Church in Jasper. The bride-elect is the granddaugher of Betty McBryar of Bryant, Ala. Miss Brazelton is a graduate of North Sand Mountain High School and J.F. Drake State Technical College. She is a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Bryant and is employed as an LPN by Dr. Steven Isbell in Fort Payne, Ala. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Martha Mavity of Jasper. Mr. Merrell is a graduate of Marion County High School. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University and Community Banking School at Samford University. He is a member of First Baptist Church in Jasper and is employed as a loan officer by First Jackson Bank in Kimball, Tenn.

February 6, 2011

Engagement

Cornelius and Burkett

The engagement of Meredith Ashley Cornelius and Michael Anthony Burkett is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Jeff and Judy Cornelius of Ringgold, Ga. Parents of the future bridegroom are Maricel Fernandez and James Sims of Ringgold. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 9, at First Baptist Church of Chattanooga, where both are members. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Warren of Rossville, Ga. Miss Cornelius is a graduate of Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School. She received a bachelor's degree in history education from Kennesaw State University, where she was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. She is a teacher in Catoosa County. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Eduardo Fernandez of Atlanta. Mr. Burkett graduated from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School and attended Chattanooga State Community College. He is employed by FCL Recycling.

February 6, 2011

Engagement

Phillips and Flanagan

The engagement of Leslie Ann Phillips and Paul Michael Flanagan is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Steve Phillips of Mitchell, Ind. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Bill Flanagan of Granger, Ind. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 18, at Bedford Free Methodist Church in Bedford, Ind. Miss Phillips is a graduate of Mitchell High School. She received a bachelor's degree in optometry from Indiana University and a doctor of optometry from Indiana University School of Optometry. She is a member of Christ United Methodist Church and is an optometrist. Mr. Flanagan is a graduate of Penn High School. He received a bachelor's degree in health sciences from Purdue University, where he was a member of Acacia Fraternity. He received a doctor of optometry from Indiana University School of Optometry. He is a member of Christ United Methodist and is an optometrist.

February 6, 2011

Engagement

Lindsey and Adkins

The engagement of Jill Ariel Lindsey and Brandon Seth Adkins is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Drucilla A. Lindsey and Jerry L. Lindsey of Nashville. The future bridegroom is the son of Martha G. Adkins. The wedding is planned for Thursday, Dec. 29, at Friendship Central Community Church, where both are members. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Christine Dwight Murphy, the late Crawford B. Murphy Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lindsey Sr. Miss Lindsey is a graduate of Center for Creative Arts. She is pursuing a degree in cosmetology at Chattanooga State Community College. She is employed as a direct support professional by Orange Grove Center. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Walter Adkins Sr. and the late Mildred Adkins. Mr. Adkins is a graduate of Tyner High School. He is pursuing a degree in business management at Chattanooga State. He is employed in advertising and sales by T-Mobile.

February 13, 2011

Engagement

Tyner and Holt

The engagement of Jennifer Harrison Tyner and Adam Prillaman Holt is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tyner. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Joe Holt of Franklin, Tenn. The wedding is planned for Saturday, July 2, in Cape San Blas, Fla. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Helen Bernard of Connelly Springs, N.C., the late Bobby Bernard, and Pauline and Kenneth Tyner of Eden, N.C. Miss Tyner is a graduate of Baylor School. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Tennessee Technological University. She is a member of Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Arnold Prillaman of Martinsville, Va., the late Georgia Prillaman, and the late Clarence and Josephine Holt Sr.. Mr. Holt is a graduate of Centennial High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in physics from Tennessee Tech and is currently attending the graduate program in physics at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He is a member of St. Paul Episcopal Church.

February 13, 2011

Wedding

Smith and Johnston

Jamie LeAnn Smith became the bride of Anthony Wayne Johnston in a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 16, at Chester Frost Park. The Rev. Matt Hastings performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ronnie and Eva Jo Smith. Parents of the bridegroom are Gary and Sharon Johnston. Regina Rollins was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Amanda Winn, Erin Gray, Crystal Birch and Kenna Rominger. Caitlyn Birch and Lauren Gray were flower girls. Mr. Johnston served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Daniel Winn, Keith Gray, Clint Birch and Todd Trotter. Cole Rominger and Luke Rominger were ring bearers. Nick Weathers was the usher. A reception was held at Chester Frost Park. The couple took a wedding trip to France, Switzerland, Germany and Holland. They reside in this city.

February 13, 2011

Engagement

Cain and Johnson

The engagement of Elizabeth Cain and Joshua Ryan Johnson is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Glenn Cain of Tuscaloosa, Ala. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Allen Stanton Johnson Jr. of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. The wedding is planned for Sunday, May 28, at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Byron Austin III and Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Glenn Cain of Bladenboro, N.C. Miss Cain received a degree in art from Covenant College. The future bridegoom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Clingan and Mr. and Mrs. Allen Stanton Johnson of Rossville, Ga. Mr. Johnson plans to receive a degree in interdisciplinary studies in May from Covenant College.

February 20, 2011

Wedding

Tate and Dennis

Shannon Nichole Tate became the bride of Calvin Earl Dennis in a ceremony on Friday, Sept. 17, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The Rev. Garland Black performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Fredrick Tate. Parents of the bridegroom are Calvin Dennis and Debra Arnold of Hernando, Miss. Mrs. Tate served her daughter as matron of honor. Allan Tate II served his brother as best man. After a honeymoon in Jamaica, a reception was held in Tunica, Miss. The couple reside in LaVergne, Tenn.

February 20, 2011

Wedding

Shutters and Evans

Elizabeth Ann Shutters became the bride of Sibley Bryce Evans in a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 2, in Dayton, Tenn. Judge Sam Payne performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Brian and Ann Shutters. Parents of the bridegroom are Sib and Alice Evans. Lindsey Pearse was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Maggie Shutters, Emory Evans, Kelly Thompson, Lauren Richie and Laura Levan. Mr. Evans served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Jeremy Pou, Brent Meadows, Chris Sumrell, Patrick Shutters and Brian Knight. A reception followed the ceremony. The couple resides in this city.

February 20, 2011

Engagement

McMahan and LaPorta

The engagement of Amanda Allison McMahan and Nicholas Alan LaPorta is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Allison McMahan III. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Alfonso LaPorta of Tega Cay, S.C. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 4, at the Baylor School chapel. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Gena Davis, the late James Davis, Martha McMahan and the late William McMahan Jr. Miss McMahan received a bachelor’s degree in sickness and wellness from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a member of First Presbyterian Church and is an outside sales representative for Corporate Payroll Services. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Maria LaPorta of Montaperto, Sicily, the late Gerlando LaPorta, and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Cafarella of Niagra Falls, N.Y. Mr. LaPorta received a bachelor’s degree in technology support and training management from the University of South Carolina. He is a member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church and is employed as an IT consultant by Seedspark.

February 27, 2011

Engagement

Stanley and Davis

The engagement of Brittney Marie Stanley and Justin Lee Davis is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Deborah Stanley of LaFayette, Ga., and the late Barry Stanley. Parents of the future bridegroom are Bryon and Wendy Davis of Ringgold, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 2, at Peavine Baptist Church. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ethel Stanley of LaFayette, the late Major Stanley, Mikie Tatum of Chiefland, Fla., the late Richard Tatum, and Wally and Linda Landis of Inverness, Fla. Miss Stanley is a graduate of Gordon Lee High School. She received an associate’s degree in early childhood education and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education at Dalton State College. She is a member of Cloud Springs Baptist Church and is employed by Walgreens. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Jimmie Davis of Ringold, the late Jimmy Davis and John and Rita Dedroog of Ringgold. Mr. Davis is a graduate of Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School. He is pursuing a degree in criminal justice at Dalton State College. He is a member of Cloud Springs Baptist Church and is employed by Shaw Industries.

February 27, 2011

Engagement

Goodwin and Hall

The engagement of Bailey Charise Goodwin and Joshua David Scarlett Hall is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Paula Gallups Goodwin. Parents of the future bridegroom are Fred and Dianne Hall of Ringgold, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Sept. 10, at Ringgold First Baptist Church, where the future bridegroom is a member. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Prather and Charlene Gallups. Miss Goodwin is a graduate of East Ridge High School. She is a member of Falling Water Baptist Church and is employed as a night auditor at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Jack and Sara Scarlett of Ringgold and Oscar and Lois Hall of Calera, Ala. Mr. Hall received a bachelor's degree in industrial operations management at Dalton State College. He is employed as a management trainee by Penske Truck Leasing.

February 6, 2011

Engagement

Hutchins and Sims

The engagement of Callie Marie Hutchins and Tyler Wesley Sims is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Gary and Sharon Hutchins of Gainesville, Ga., and Robert and Sandy Mallon of Gainesville. Parents of the future bridegroom are Donald and Rebecca Sims of Gainesville. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 7, at the Syfan House in Gainesville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Glen and Judy Hutchins of Seymour, Tenn., Joannie Smith of Franklin, Tenn., the late Daniel Smith, Martha Roso of Louisville, Ky., and the late Julius Roso. Miss Hutchins received a bachelor's degree in risk management, insurance and real estate from the University of Georgia, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. She is a member of Lakewood Baptist Church and is employed by CRNA Associates Anesthesia Co. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Betty M. Sims and the late George and Dessie Allison. Mr. Sims is a member of Lakewood Baptist Church and is employed as an orthopaedic representative by Arthrex.

February 6, 2011

Engagement

Medders and Gardner

The engagement of Renee LaChae Medders and Nicholas Michael Gardner is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Dan and Karen Griffith of Cleveland, Tenn. Parents of the future bridegroom are Michael and Brenda Gardner of Ringgold, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 30, at East Ridge Church of Christ, where both are members. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Lillian Griffith of Cleveland, and the late Bert and Betty Allen. Miss Medders is a graduate of Copper Basin High School. She received an associate's degree in paralegal studies from Cleveland State Community College, where she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society. She is employed as a paralegal by Wagner law office. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Tommy Ramos of Hampton, Ariz., the late Mable Ramos, and Albert and Frances Gardner of Kennett, Mo. Mr. Gardner graduated from El Dorado High School and received a welding degree from Missouri Institute of Welding. He is employed as a welder by Metal Working Solutions.

February 6, 2011

Engagement

Phillips and Bolick

The engagement of Rachel Nicole Phillips and Roger Eugene Bolick III is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Russell and Charlene Phillips of Germantown, Tenn. Parents of the future bridegroom are Gene and Lea Ann Bolick. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 11, at C.J.'s On the Square in Franklin, Tenn. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Lila and Walter Phillips of Olive Branch, Miss., and Evon and Charles Kelley of Germantown. Miss Phillips is a graduate of Evangelical Christian High School. She received a bachelor's degree in social work from Union University, where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She is pursuing a master's degree in social work through the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She is a member of Germantown Baptist Church and is an intern at Vanderbilt Hospital. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Sam and Barbara Burgess of Ringgold, Ga., and Roger and Shelbia Bolick of Cartersville, Ga. Mr. Bolick is a graduate of Grace Academy. He received a bachelor's degree in political science from Union University where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He is a member of Concord Baptist Church and is a student at Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis.

February 6, 2011

Engagement

Collins and Vaughn

The engagement of Kari Susanne Collins and Mika Anthony Vaughn Jr. is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Jackie and John Henegar of Ringgold, Ga., and Bill Collins Jr. of Cleveland, Tenn. Parents of the future bridegroom are Kathy and Mika Vaughn Sr. of Cleveland. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 7, at The Church at Grace Point in Cleveland, where both are members. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Betty Collins of Cleveland, and Don Henegar of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Miss Collins is a graduate of East Ridge High School. She received an associate’s degree in science from Cleveland State Community College. She is pursuing a degree in secondary education at Dalton State College. She is assistant basketball coach at East Ridge High School. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Rosetta and A.J. Vaughn of Cleveland. Mr. Vaughn is a graduate of Riverdale High School. He received a degree in fire science from Cleveland State Community College. He is a Bradley County fireman.

February 13, 2011

Wedding

Cranfill and Young

Melissa Kay Cranfill became the bride of Michael David Young in a ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 18, at the Chapel of the Bells in Las Vegas. The Rev. Joseph W. Bird performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Peggy Frazier Sanchz of Immakalee, Fla. The bridegroom is the son of David E.Young. A reception was held at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas. After a wedding trip to Destin, Fla., the couple reside in this city.

February 13, 2011

Wedding

Lewis and Skelly

Wendy Eve Lewis became the bride of Jeffery W. Skelly in a ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 5, on the Delta Queen riverboat. The Rev. Troy Simmons performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Sonja F. Lace of Russellville, Ala., and the late Erbie G. Lewis. Parents of the bridegroom are Richard Skelly and Raejean Skelly of Redding, Calif. Christina Blymiller was matron of honor. Sandra L. Lewis, sister of the bride, was the bridesmaid. Jasmin Jankowski was the flower girl. David Moore served as best man. Butch Archer and Johnny Blymiller were groomsmen. Carter A. Skelly was ring bearer. Ushers were Steven L. Lewis, Christian Skelly and Tylor Skelly. A reception was held on the Delta Queen. The couple went on a cruise to the Bahama Islands. They reside in LaFayette, Ga. Wendy Eve Lewis became the bride of Jeffery W. Skelly in a ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 5, on the Delta Queen riverboat. The Rev. Troy Simmons performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Sonja F. Lace of Russellville, Ala., and the late Erbie G. Lewis. Parents of the bridegroom are Richard Skelly and Raejean Skelly of Redding, Calif. Christina Blymiller was matron of honor. Sandra L. Lewis, sister of the bride, was the bridesmaid. Jasmin Jankowski was the flower girl. David Moore served as best man. Butch Archer and Johnny Blymiller were groomsmen. Carter A. Skelly was ring bearer. Ushers were Steven L. Lewis, Christian Skelly and Tylor Skelly. A reception was held on the Delta Queen. The couple went on a cruise to the Bahama Islands. They reside in LaFayette, Ga. Wendy Eve Lewis became the bride of Jeffery W. Skelly in a ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 5, on the Delta Queen riverboat. The Rev. Troy Simmons performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Sonja F. Lace of Russellville, Ala., and the late Erbie G. Lewis. Parents of the bridegroom are Richard Skelly and Raejean Skelly of Redding, Calif. Christina Blymiller was matron of honor. Sandra L. Lewis, sister of the bride, was the bridesmaid. Jasmin Jankowski was the flower girl. David Moore served as best man. Butch Archer and Johnny Blymiller were groomsmen. Carter A. Skelly was ring bearer. Ushers were Steven L. Lewis, Christian Skelly and Tylor Skelly. A reception was held on the Delta Queen. The couple went on a cruise to the Bahama Islands. They reside in LaFayette, Ga.

February 27, 2011

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