Collins and Brakebill
The engagement of Lauren Ashley Collins and Clinton Hudson Brakebill is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Claude Collins of Aiken, S.C. Parents of the future bridegroom are Beth Sosebee Walker and Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Hudson Brakebill. The wedding is planned for Friday, April 26, at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Aiken. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Gladys Adams Niland of Aiken, the late Thomas B. Niland Jr., Marilyn Deloach Collins of North Augusta, S.C., and the late Edward Joshua Collins. Miss Collins is a graduate of Aiken High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina. She is a nurse with Erlanger Health Systems, and is a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Connie Marie Brakebill of Athens, Tenn., the late Richard Hudson Brakebill, Waynette Blaylock Sosebee and the late Richard Hudson Sosebee. Mr. Brakebill is a graduate of McCallie School. He received a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Towson University and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina. He is a nurse with Erlanger Health Systems, and plans to pursue certification as a certified registered nurse anesthetist this spring at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
DeFriese and Sexton
Rachel Shea DeFriese became the bride of Ronald Avery Sexton in a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 20, at The Mill event hall. Brian Oney performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Rodney and Kelli DeFriese of Trenton, Ga. Parents of the bridegroom are Ronnie Sexton of Chattanooga and Sharron and Mike Frady of Trenton. Chelsie Cureton, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Brittany Adcox, Kimberly Shelton, Mary Carol Austin and Andria Powers. Meadow Powers was the flower girl. Randy Wallin served as best man. Groomsmen were Jason Durham, Matt Woods and Russ Powers. Hayden DeFriese was ring bearer. A reception was held at The Mill. The couple took a wedding trip to San Francisco. They reside in this city.