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Amador (1) -
Alfredo Amador and Cindy Calvo
Published Saturday, June 7, 2014
Cindy Calvo, daughter of Jaime Calvo and Maribel Grimaldo, all of Mission, will marry Alfredo Amador, son of Francisco and Anita Amador, all of Decatur, June 14, 2014, at Quinta Las Cuatro Lunas in Mission.
Alfredo Amador and Cindy Calvo
The Rev. Julian Becerril will officiate.
A local reception for the newlyweds will be held June 21, 2014, at Rubenís Ballroom in Decatur.
The bride-elect graduated from La Joya High School and the University of Texas Pan American.
The prospective groom attended Decatur High School, Irvine Valley College and Angelo State University.
Both work for Decatur ISD.
Amador (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Alfredo Amador
Published Saturday, July 19, 2014
Cindy Nallely Calvo and Alfredo Amador of Decatur were married June 14, 2014, at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Alton.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfredo Amador
Father Julian Becerril officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jaime Calvo and Maribel Grimaldo of Mission.
The groom is the son of Francisco and Anita Amador of Decatur.
Matron of honor was Neida Salinas. Bridesmaids were Nandy Calvo, Joann Trevi o, Karen Garcia, Liliana Mu iz, Katy Garcia and Brenda Cortes.
Flowergirls were Karely Salinas, daughter of Israel and Neida Salinas of Pe itas, and Lexy Amador, daughter of Francisco Amador Jr. and Lauryn Amador of Decatur.
Ringbearer was Preston Amador, son of Francisco and Lauryn.
Train bearers were Nadiel Salinas, son of Israel and Neida Salinas of Pe itas, and Isabella Amador, daughter of Francisco Lauryn.
Candlelighter was Sofia Martinez of Mission.
Best man was Francisco Amador Jr. Groomsmen were Jesse Flores, Danny Morin, David Gomez, Matt Greanead, Sergio Amador and Homero Amador.
Organist was Mayra Rodriguez. Pianist and soloist was Sanjuanita.
A reception was held at Quinta Las 4 Lunas in Palmview.
Following a wedding trip to Paris, France, the couple live in Wise County.
The bride graduated from La Joya High School and the University of Texas Ė Pan American. She is a graduate student at Texas Womanís University.
The groom graduated from Decatur High School, Irvine Valley College in California and Angelo State University in San Angelo.
Both work for Decatur ISD.
Ames - Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ames Jr.
Published Saturday, October 4, 2014
Leah Coursey and Harry Ames Jr. of Bridgeport were married July 19, 2014, at Black Creek Farms in Decatur.
Greg Ames, brother of the groom, officiated the double-ring ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ames Jr.
The bride is the daughter of Travis and Kay Coursey of Bridgeport.
The groom is the son of Harry Ames Sr. and Carol Terhune of Salamanca, N.Y., and the late Sharon Ames.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white, strapless, A-line gown in satin that featured a side drape, beaded lace appliques and a chapel train. She also donned a white headband that had white leaves, Swarovski crystals, pearls and a scalloped veil.
She carried a bouquet of white roses, black Gerber daisies and turquoise mini poms, accented with white pearls, white tulle and black feathers.
The brideís son, Jonathan Coursey, stood beside her as she wed.
Best man was David Jackson.
Flower girl was Sophia Nelson, niece of the bride, and ringbearer was Kason Nelson, nephew of the bride.
Guestbook attendant was Bryson Nelson, nephew of the bride. They are the children of Adam and Kristen Nelson.
A reception was held in the Black Creek Farms party barn.
Following a two-night stay at The Nest at Beaverís Bend in Broken Bow, Okla., the couple live in Bridgeport.
The bride graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1989 and earned a bachelorís of business administration from the University of North Texas in 1995. She works for Hulcher Services Inc.
The groom is studying information technology at UNT. He served in the Army National Guard from August 1984 to November 1999 and in the Army from November 1999 to June 2008.
Bautovich - Lindsey Kay North and Stephen Andrew
Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
Lindsey Kay North, daughter of Clay and Rhonda Martin of Chico and Kendell and Debbie North of Runaway Bay, will marry Stephen Andrew Bautovich son of Teri Bautovich and John Bautovich of Pantego, Aug. 30, 2014, at The Orchard in Azle.
Lindsey Kay North and Stephen Andrew Bautovich
Paul Cantrell will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Bridgeport High School and earned a degree in kinesiology from Tarleton State University. She works for Arlington ISD.
The prospective groom graduated from Arlington High School and also earned a degree in kinesiology from Tarleton. He works for Ameritech Millworks LLC.
Brewer - Lauren Lee Silvers and Luke Adam Brewer
Published Saturday, October 25, 2014
Lauren Lee Silvers of Grapevine, daughter of Ron and Dena Silvers of Decatur, will marry Luke Adam Brewer, son of Michael and Donna Brewer, all of Arlington, Nov. 15, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
Lauren Lee Silvers and Luke Adam Brewer
Dr. Rusty Hedges will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2001 Decatur High School graduate and attended Texas Tech University from 2001 to 2003 before graduating from the University of North Texas in 2005. She is a sales manager at Sedona Productions in Fort Worth and volunteers with the North Texas Food Bank, Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity.
The prospective groom attended high school and college in Arlington. Heís an IT business analyst at Pella Windows and Doors.
Capehart - Sandy LeAnn Gibson and Aaron Bradly Capehart
Published Saturday, May 31, 2014
Sandy LeAnn Gibson of Paradise, daughter of Flora and Jimmy Shelton of Chico, will marry Aaron Bradly Capehart, son of Debra Lackey of Paradise, Sept. 20, 2014, in Paradise.
Sandy LeAnn Gibson and Aaron Bradly Capehart
Greg Ames will officiate.
The bride-elect attended Bridgeport High School and is a stay-at-home mom.
The prospective groom also attended Bridgeport High. He works for TXI Bridgeport Stone.
Chaudhary - Mr. and Mrs. Tarek Abbas Chaudhary
Published Saturday, May 10, 2014
Christina Marie Castorena and Tarek Abbas Chaudhary of Alexandria, Va., were married April 19, 2014, at the Historic Whitehall Manor in Bluemont, Va.
The Rev. Nicolas Mumejian officiated the double-ring ceremony.
Christina Marie Castorena
The bride is the daughter of Jaime and Deborah Castorena of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Ozana Apkarian of Burke, Va., and the late Ghulam Abbas.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white, beaded Essence of Australia designer gown adorned with sequined lace and a train. She wore a cathedral veil trimmed with rhinestones.
She carried a bouquet of white roses accented with lavender calla lillies.
Maid of honor was Angela Castorena. Bridesmaids were Jordan Smolinsky, Rya McConnell, Elise Faith, Ashley Bridges, Ashli Trussell, Kim Rager, Laci Trussell, Natacha Abbas, Michelle Bozzella and Nicole Bozzella.
They wore lavender, floor-length gowns and carried bouquets of white hydrangeas.
Best man was Michael Amos. Groomsmen were Scott Parker, Jonathan Castorena, Abdi Karbassi, Tony Wong, Dwayne Trussell, Felix Otchere, James Woggon, Rayhan Abbas, Chris Mumejian and Nicolas Mumejian.
Ushers were Kit Machen and Michael Mumejian.
Following a wedding trip to Istanbul, Turkey, and Athens, Mykonos and Santorini, Greece, the couple live in Alexandria.
The bride attended Paradise High School and Del Mar School of Nursing. She works for George Washington University Hospital.
The groom works for Oracle Corp.
Cocanougher - Dr. and Mrs. C.M. Cocanougher
Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
Dr. C.M. and Jo Ann Cocanougher of Decatur will celebrate their 60th anniversary Aug. 28.
Dr. and Mrs. C.M. Cocanougher
Charles and Jo Ann Gary were married Aug. 28, 1954, in Fort Worth at Matthews Memorial Methodist Church.
They have five children: Gary Cocanougher of Decatur, DíAnn Moore of Dallas, Beth Short of Flint, Scott Cocanougher of Shelbyville, Tenn., and Mary Kay Battaglia of Madison, Wis..
They have 11 grandchildren.
Charles is a veterinarian and owner of Cocanougher Properties Inc., and Jo Ann is a housewife. Both are members of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur, where Jo Ann helped organize rummage sales for many years.
She also partnered with Martha Hughes and Kitty Beth Dodson in finding and selling collectible items.
Charles has been named Decatur Citizen of the Year, and heís a past president and member of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, the Wise County Sheriffís Posse and the Wise County Division of the American Heart Association. Heís been a Rotarian and Decatur city council member.
Charles served in the U.S. Air Force and as a reserve. He is a former member of the Texas Aggie Band and in 2010 was named Outstanding Alumnus of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Charles and Jo Ann met at the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion, and after they married, they lived in College Station, where Charles finished vet school while Jo Ann worked for The Battalion, the school newspaper.
After he graduated, they moved to Denison where Charles began practicing veterinary medicine. They subsequently moved back to Charlesí hometown of Decatur where he set up his own practice in the old Cocanougher Feed Store. He was then was called to serve in the Air Force and was stationed on Long Island, N.Y.
After his military service, he set up what became the Wise County Animal Clinic in Decatur. He and Jo Ann also were busy raising five children.
Charles began other business ventures including a self-storage facility and a manufactured home community and also managed family businesses.
He and Jo Ann have traveled around the world with family and friends, and they enjoy spending time and visiting with their children, grandchildren and other family and friends.
Cude - Kristen Elizabeth Hollister and David Leslie Cude
Published Saturday, October 25, 2014
Kristen Elizabeth Hollister of Denton, daughter of Don and Dee Hollister of Greenville, will marry David Leslie Cude of Longview, son of Melton and Arlena Cude of Decatur, Dec. 6, 2014, at Denton Bible Church.
Kristen Elizabeth Hollister and David Leslie Cude
Trey Talley with Northview Baptist Church in Lewisville will officiate.
The bride-elect is a Greenville ISD graduate and received a bachelorís degree in social work from the University of North Texas.
The prospective groom graduated from Decatur High School and attended Weatherford College and Texas Womanís University. He plans to continue his undergraduate studies in the Longview area seeking a ministerial degree. He is a youth minister at the First Baptist Church in Diana.
Curry - Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Lee Curry
Published Saturday, March 8, 2014
Leslie Rene Hampton of Alvord and Darrell Lee Curry of Dublin were married Jan. 4, 2014, at Willow Lake Event Center in Weatherford.
Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Lee Curry
The bride is the daughter of Tommy and Mary Hampton of Alvord.
The groom is the son of Marvin and Melonie Curry of Dublin.
Brother Jimmy Holleman of Double N Cowboy Church in Dublin officiated the double-ring ceremony.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless ballgown that featured a corset-style, beaded bodice and a skirt of tulle and satin with lace appliques. She wore a fingertip-length mantilla veil edged in lace applique and pearls, given to her by her grandparents.
She carried a bouquet of white roses with regency and tangerine accent flowers.
Maid of honor was Holly Harris of Alvord. Bridesmaids included Whitney Curry, cousin of the groom; Bea Trevino; and Courtney Dodge.
They wore long, strapless dresses in regency that featured crinkle chiffon and godets. They carried bouquets of tangerine roses.
Flower girls were Kelcy Watkins, daughter of Matt and Lisa Watkins of Alvord, and McKnylee Carter, daughter of Steven and Ashlee Carter of Decatur.
Best man was Adam Clayton of Dublin. Groomsmen included Colton Curry, brother of the groom; DeWayne Keith; and Troy Camp.
Ushers were Travis Hampton, brother of the bride, and her cousins, Colton Redman and Crese Redman.
Friends of the bride Judy Brown and Brenda Lynch and cousins Cheryl Hale and Shelly Richey hosted a reception at The Barn at Willow Lake Event Center.
Servers were Kim Redman and Chelsi Redman, cousins of the bride, and Gina Carr and Amber Maxwell.
The couple lives in Dublin.
The bride graduated from Alvord High in 2008 and Tarleton State University in December 2013.
The groom graduated from Dublin High School in 2008. He works for Western Dairy Transportation.
Dallas - Earl and Beverley Dallas
Published Saturday, August 9, 2014
Earl and Beverley Dallas of Paradise will celebrate their 60th anniversary with family and friends.
Earl and Beverley Dallas
Earl and the former Beverley Cole were married Aug. 9, 1954, in Seaside, Calif.
They have four children: Elenora Floyd and husband, Gene; Carl Dallas and wife, Diane; Debbie Lee; and Linda Dallas; an adopted daughter, Neiko Baker; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The couple own Rainbow Dry Cleaners and Busy Dís Gifts in Bridgeport.
Dooling - Louis and Margaret Dooling
Published Saturday, November 1, 2014
Louis and Margaret Dooling of Decatur celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner party and car show at Yesterdayís in Bridgeport on Oct. 25.
Louis and Margaret Dooling
Louis and the former Margaret Fluker were married Oct. 23, 1964, in Farmington, N.M.
They have three children: Georgetta Slimp and husband, Randy, of Decatur; Katie Payton and husband, Brent, of San Antonio; and Brian Dooling and wife, Tina, of Victoria.
They have seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Ford - Courtney Massie and Brandon Ford
Published Saturday, July 26, 2014
Courtney Massie of Rhome, daughter of Andrea Davis of Rhome and Greg Massie of Denton, will marry Brandon Ford of Rhome, son of Trina and Sean Ford of Chico, Oct. 3, 2015, in Bowie.
Courtney Massie and Brandon Ford
The bride-elect attended Decatur High School. She works for Wise Electric Co-op.
The prospective groom also attended DHS. He works for Cash America.
Frazier - Amy Erica Eison and David Earl Frazier
Published Saturday, January 11, 2014
Amy Erica Eison of Decatur, daughter of Ronnie Eison of Denton, will marry David Earl Frazier, son of Cindy and Melvin Kimble, all of Denton, on Jan. 18, 2014, in Galveston.
Amy Erica Eison and David Earl Frazier
The bride-elect graduated from Decatur High School and the Univeristy of North Texas.
The prospective groom graduated from Denton High and UNT.
Both work for DATCU Credit Union.
Froidl - Alicia Dawn McElroy and Derek James Froidl
Published Saturday, January 4, 2014
Alicia Dawn McElroy of Denton, daughter of Fordham and Kimberly McElroy of Bridgeport, will marry Derek James Froidl of Denton, son of Gerald and Lori Froidl of Longview, March 9, 2014, at A&M Gardens in Azle.
Alicia Dawn McElroy and Derek James Froidl
The Rev. C.A. Hall from Compassion Ministries DFW will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Bridgeport High School and earned a bachelorís degree in social work from Texas Womanís University. She plans to complete her masterís degree in social work at the University of Texas in Arlington this spring.
She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, Phi Alpha Honor Society and the National Association of Social Workers.
The prospective groom graduated from Spring Hill High School in Longview and earned a bachelorís degree in risk insurance and financial services from the University of North Texas. He works for Associated Underwriters Inc.
He is a member of Phi Kappa Sigma and Gamma Iota Sigma.
Garcia - Mr. and Mrs. Micheal Angel Garcia
Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
Chelsea Denee Hughes and Micheal Angel Garcia of San Antonio were married May 17, 2014, at the home of the brideís parents, Bobby and KaSondra Hughes of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Mickey and Lisa Garcia of Victoria.
Mr. and Mrs. Micheal Angel Garcia
Dr. Bill Hughes, grandfather of the bride, officiated the double-ring ceremony.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white chiffon gown by Maggie Soterro that featured beadwork on the front and down the back.
She carried a bouquet of white roses wrapped with lace from her motherís wedding dress.
Matron of honor was Courtney Lue, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Alyx Yaro, Kristen Montgomery and Rylee Garcia.
They wore varying styles of one-shouldered, light turquoise, knee-length dresses and carried bouquets of white roses wrapped with light turquoise satin ribbon.
Flower girl was Henzley Lewis, daughter of Selena Perez and Wesley Lewis.
Best man was Jake Garcia, and groomsmen were Wesley Lewis, Blake Lewis and Erick Serafin.
Guestbook attendant was Addison Smith.
A reception followed at the home of the brideís parents.
Following a week-long trip to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, the couple live in San Antonio.
The bride graduated from Decatur High School, while the groom graduated from Bridgeport High School.
Gasperson - Willy and Gena Gasperson
Published Saturday, March 15, 2014
Willy and Gena Gasperson of Bridgeport celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a reception at Dos Chiles in Bridgeport.
Willy and Gena Gasperson
Willy and the former Gena Cowden were married March 4, 1989, at Garrett Creek Ranch in Paradise.
They have three children Ė Chance, Chase and Catcher.
Gray - Carson Elizabeth McCain and Preston Gray
Published Saturday, October 25, 2014
Carson Elizabeth McCain of Dallas, daughter of Jeff and Devon McCain of Decatur, will marry Preston Gray of Nashville, Tenn., son of Tony and Shirley Gray of Matthews, N.C., Nov. 22, 2014, at Flying V Ranch in Decatur.
Carson Elizabeth McCain and Preston Gray
David Meyer with The Hills Church in Fort Worth will officiate.
The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate of Decatur High School and a 2014 graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She is part of the Dallas Theater Center, Second Thought Theater nad Davis Street Collective.
The prospective groom is a 2009 graduate of Butler High School in Matthews and a 2012 graduate of Belmont University in Nashville. He works for Morris Light and Sound and is a member of Green Hills Church.
Greenwood - Bob and Ann Greenwood
Published Saturday, May 10, 2014
Bob and Ann Greenwood of Forestburg will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary with a trip to the Rocky Mountains later this year.
Bob and Ann Greenwood
Bob and the former Ann Myers were married April 18, 1964, at Hopewell Baptist Church in Alvord.
They have a son, John Greenwood and his wife, Thresa; and two grandchildren, Justin and Tyler, all of Chico.
Bob is a retired dozer operator for Trinity Materials.
Ann is a homemaker.
Gregg - Anna Hayhurst and Wes Gregg
Published Saturday, August 2, 2014
Anna Hayhurst, daughter of Roxanne Hayhurst of Argyle and Charles M. Hayhurst of Jacksboro, will marry Wes Gregg, son of Kerry and Carla Gregg of Decatur, Aug. 12, 2014, in Cancun, Mexico.
Anna Hayhurst and Wes Gregg
The bride-elect works as a branch administrator for Cobalt Mortgage in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom graduated from Decatur High School and earned a degree in psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington. He works for Cal-Tech in Carrollton and as a part-time freefall photographer at Skydive Dallas.
Grgurich - Hassie Danielle Sutton and Marcus Allen
Published Saturday, March 15, 2014
Hassie Danielle Sutton of Decatur, daughter of Mike and Renee Sutton of Alvord, will marry Marcus Allen Grgurich of Gainesville, son of David and Cheryl Grgurich of Valley View, June 14, 2014, at MD Resort in Aurora.
Hassie Danielle Sutton and Marcus Allen Grgurich
David Hamerick will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Keller High School in 2006 and Midwestern State University in 2010. She works at McCarroll Middle School in Decatur.
The prospective groom graduated from Valley View High School in 2006, Hardin Simmons University in 2010 and Dallas Baptist University with a masterís degree in educational leadership in 2013.
He works for Sanger High School in Sanger.
Griffeth - Eddie Ray and Robin
Published Saturday, December 6, 2014
Eddie Ray and Robin Griffeth of Decatur celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 4, 2014.
Eddie Ray and Robin Griffeth
Eddie Ray and the former Robin Rorie were married Dec. 4, 1964, at the home of the brideís parents, E.F. and Dot Rorie, in Decatur.
They have three children: Barry Griffeth and wife, Stacey, of Tyler; Angie Uselton and husband, Ronnie, of Decatur; and Amber Higgs and husband, Jay, of Decatur. The coupleís grandchildren are Taylor and Alex Uselton and Hunter Higgs.
Eddie Ray retired from Texas Power and Light, now Oncor, and he and Robin are members of Sycamore Baptist Church.
Hale - Dana Lynn Gillespie and Zachary Edward Hale
Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
Dana Lynn Gillespie, daughter of Edward and Brenda Gillespie of Alvord, will marry Zachary Edward Hale, son of Eddie and Cheryl Hale of Alvord, on Oct. 18, 2014, at Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds in Decatur.
Bill Cleveland of First Baptist Church in Alvord will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Alvord High School and Southeastern Oklahoma State University, where she ran cross country for four years. She is a special events coordinator for the city of Allenís Parks and Recreation Department.
The prospective groom also graduated from Alvord and SOSU, where he played football for two years and served as a coachís assistant another two. He is a sales manager at Neighborhood Autos in Gainesville.
The couple have been together since 2002, through high school and college.
Dana Lynn Gillespie and Zachary Edward Hale
Haney (1) - Shelby Amanda Collins and Corey Ryan Haney
Published Saturday, April 26, 2014
Shelby Amanda Collins of Lubbock, daughter of Shane and Terri Hedrick of Chico, will marry Corey Ryan Haney, son of James and Lee Ann Haney, all of Midland, June 7, 2014, in Westminster.
Shelby Amanda Collins and Corey Ryan Haney
Clint Dickson will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Chico High School in 2010 and will graduate from Texas Tech University in May with a bachelorís degree in animal science.
The prospective groom graduated from Midland Lee High School in 2008 and from Texas Tech in 2012 with a bachelorís degree in mechanical engineering. He works for Hy-Bon Engineering Co. Inc. in Midland.
Haney (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Corey Ryan Haney
Published Saturday, June 21, 2014
Shelby Amanda Collins of Lubbock and Corey Ryan Haney of Midland were married June 7, 2014, at the home of the brideís grandparents, Butch and Linda McKay, in Westminster.
Clint Dickson officiated the double-ring ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Corey Ryan Haney
The bride is the daughter of Shane and Terri Hedrick of Chico.
The groom is the son of James and Lee Ann Haney of Midland.
Matron of honor was Stacie McKinney, and bridesmaids were McKayla Hedrick, sister of the bride; Briana Slawson, cousin of the bride; and Amber Haney, sister of the groom.
Best man was Chris Martin. Groomsmen were Bryce Milner, Luis Salas and Jacob Stephens.
Ushers were Austin Collins and Kenyon Hedrick, brothers of the bride; and Christopher and Matthew Haney, brothers of the groom.
Guestbook attendant was Michelle Boddy.
Following the ceremony, the brideís parents hosted a reception at the wedding site.
The couple took a honeymoon to the Bahamas. They live in Midland.
The bride is a 2010 graduate of Chico High School and a 2014 graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock where she earned a bachelorís degree in animal science. She is employed by Greenbelt Veterinary Hospital.
The groom is a 2008 graduate of Midland High School and a 2012 graduate of Texas Tech, where he earned a bachelorís degree in mechanical engineering. Heís employed by Hy-Bon Inc.
Hardt - Kara Jannell Overton and Brad H. Hardt
Published Saturday, October 11, 2014
Kara Jannell Overton, daughter of Michael Overton and Leisa Waylett of Decatur, will marry Brad H. Hardt, son of Cheryl Hardt of Flower Mound Nov. 7, 2014, at the Decatur Civic Centerís Chisholm Room.
Kara Jannell Overton and Brad H. Hardt
The ceremony will be officiated by Jerry Miller, pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Decatur. A celebration and reception of their marriage will follow in the east wing of the Civic Center.
The bride-elect is a graduate of The University of North Texas. She is currently enrolled in a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program at Grantham University.
She works for Denton Cardiology and is a member of American College of Healthcare Executives.
The prospective groom attended North Central Texas College, where he received his paramedic certification and license. He is currently enrolled in Southern Columbia Universityís Business Administration program.
He serves as a board member and operations manager of Michaelís Memories. He is also a member of the Coppell Firefighters Association.
Harlan - Kenneth and Pat Harlan
Published Saturday, September 6, 2014
Kenneth and Pat Harlan of Boyd will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an Alaskan cruise later this month.
Kenneth and Pat Harlan
Kenneth and the former Pat Taylor were married Sept. 12, 1964, in Amarillo.
They have two sons: Ken and wife, Kesia, of Decatur and Keith and wife, Tina, of Mansfield; and three grandchildren.
Kenneth is a truck driver for United Road. Pat is retired.
Holton - Sunni Rebecca McAsey and Kyle Wallace Holton
Published Wednesday, May 24, 2014
Sunni Rebecca McAsey, daughter of Jack and Sherry McAsey of Paradise, will marry Kyle Wallace Holton of Millsap, son of Rhonda and Tim Bates of Greenwood, La., and Doug Holton of Brandon, Miss., Aug. 9, 2014, at Hollow Hill Farm Event Center in Weatherford.
Sunni Rebecca McAsey and Kyle Wallace Holton
Scott Johnson of Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise will officiate.
The bride is a graduate of Bridgeport High School and Texas A&M University. She is a landman for Scott Land Services and is a member of Texas A&M University Association of Former Students, 12th Man Foundation, Desk and Derrick Club of Wise County and American Association of Professional Landmen.
The groom is a graduate of Waskom High School and Texas A&M. He is an ag teacher at Brock ISD and is a member of Texas A&M University Association of Former Students, 12th Man Foundation, Vocational Ag Teachers Association of Texas and Parker County Livestock Improvement Association.
Irons - Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Taylor Irons
Published Saturday, January 11, 2014
Elizabeth Michelle Cocanougher and Kyle Taylor Irons of Dallas were married Oct. 26, 2013, at Smith Family Chapel at Riverbend Church in Austin.
Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Taylor Irons
Pastor Kip Nanninga officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Gary and Susan Cocanougher of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Dr. Kerry and Loeen Irons of Waco.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless gown that featured ivory Lyon lace over antique silk charmeuse. The sweetheart neckline and fitted bodice flared to a trumpet skirt with a sweep train formed by gathered lace panels.
She carried a bouquet of white and cream hydrangeas, garden roses and ranunculus with greenery and green berry accents tied with ivory, satin ribbon.
Maid of honor was Chris Anne Cocanougher of Houston, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Jessica Sicking of Decatur, Brooke Ashcraft of Bandera and Kelly Henkener of Austin, sister of the groom.
Bridal attendants wore floor-length chocolate, chiffon, strapless gowns that featured sweetheart necklines and crisscross ruching down the bodices.
They carried small bouquets of cream hydrangeas, white roses and green berries with accents of greenery.
Flower girl was Kady Henkener, niece of the groom and daughter of Jeff and Kelly Henkener of Austin.
Best man was Dr. Joseph Cordova of Fort Worth. Groomsmen were Dr. Mark Davis of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Eric Williams of Colleyville; and Jeff Heneker, brother-in-law of the groom.
Ushers were Dr. Charlie Guy of Waco and Colin Dowling of Austin.
Soloist was Alison Williams.
A reception was given by the brideís parents at Lakeway Resort and Spa in Austin.
The groomís parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Lakeway.
Following a wedding trip to Peter Island in the British Virgin Islands, the couple live in Dallas.
The bride earned a bachelorís degree in graphic design from Angelo State University and a masterís degree in elementary education from Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
She is a kindergarten teacher for Richardson ISD.
The groom earned a bachelorís degree in business administration at Southwestern University in Georgetown and a masterís degree in engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
He is vice president of finance for Caiman Energy in Dallas.
Isham - Blair Bartee and Cade Isham
Published Saturday, April 26, 2014
Blair Bartee, daughter of Barry and Lisa Bartee of Lubbock, will marry Cade Isham, son of David and Karen Isham of Decatur, June 28, 2014, at Ashton Gardens in Corinth.
Blair Bartee and Cade Isham
The brideís uncle, Klay Bartee of Searcy, Ark., will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Monterey High School in Lubbock in 2010. She will graduate in May with degrees in accounting and finance from Abilene Christian University.
The prospective groom graduated from Decatur High School in 2009 and earned a degree in accounting from ACU in December. He will graduate with a masterís degree in accounting from ACU in May.
He will begin work at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas in September.
Jones - Caitlyn Marie Hodges and Gabriel Doyle Jones
Published Saturday, September 27, 2014
Caitlyn Marie Hodges, daughter of Danny and Gina Hodges of Alvord, will marry Gabriel Doyle Jones, son of Kenny and Delores Jones of Chico. Oct. 12, 2014, at Oak Knoll Ranch in Springtown.
Caitlyn Marie Hodges and Gabriel Doyle Jones
Ken Hering of First Baptist Church of Alvord will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Alvord High School with honors and earned a degree in respiratory care in 2012.
She works for Wise Regional Health System and Cook Childrenís Medical Center.
The prospective groom graduated from ďTeam JonesĒ home school and plans to attend a business or theology school. He works for AT&T.
Kamprath - Callie Lynn Spurlock and Blake Edward
Published Saturday, September 6, 2014
Callie Lynn Spurlock, daughter of Steve Spurlock of Decatur and Laurie Spurlock of North Richland Hills, will marry Blake Edward Kamprath, son of Steve Kamprath and Becky Kamprath of North Richland Hills and the late Sandra Kamprath, March 22, 2015, at the Northeast Wedding Chapel in Hurst.
Callie Lynn Spurlock and Blake Edward Kamprath
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Richland High School and a 2010 graduate of Weatherford College. She is pursuing a nursing degree and is employed by John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.
The prospective groom is a 2004 graduate of Richland High and works for Rapid Steel in Haltom City.
Kersten - Larry and Paula Kersten
Published Saturday, February 8, 2014
Larry and Paula Kersten of Runaway Bay celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family luncheon Feb. 1, at Prontoís Italian Restaurant in Bridgeport.
Larry and Paula Kersten
Larry and the former Paula Siehl were married Jan. 30, 1954, at St. Lukeís Catholic Church in Detroit, Mich.
Their children are Pamela Green of San Marcos, Laura Belcher of Paradise, Lisa Ellerbrook of Mineral Wells and Loren Kersten of Haslet. They have nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Larry retired from General Motors after 33 years of service. He served as Wise County election judge and on the Runaway Bay Planning and Zoning commission for five years.
Paula is a homemaker. She served on the city council for two years.
They are members of St. Johnís Catholic Church in Bridgeport.
Lambert, Jeff - Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Lambert
Published Saturday, September 6, 2014
Jeff Lambert and Kimberley Adair-Gayan of Decatur were married June 17, 2014, under the open blue skies of Lake City, Colo.
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Lambert
Pastor Chris Stoker, formerly of Wise County, performed the ceremony.
A small group of friends and family joined the couple and vacationed in Lake City for the week.
Jeff and Kimberley are owners and operators of K-Bar Dairy in Paradise.
Lambert, Rodney William (1) - Rachel LaNell McGregor and
Rodney William Lambert
Published Saturday, April 19, 2014
Rachel LaNell McGregor, daughter of Scott and Tammy McGregor of Decatur, will marry Rodney William Lambert, son of Ronnie and Lissa Lambert of Decatur, May 31, 2014, in Decatur.
Rachel LaNell McGregor and Rodney William Lambert
Dr. Van Gardner of Grace Baptist Church will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Slidell High School and plans to graduate from Texas Womanís University in December with a bachelorís degree in elementary education. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Lambda Theta and Golden Key International Honour Society.
The prospective groom graduated from Decatur High School and earned a bachelorís degree in geology and math from the University of Texas at Arlington. He works for Pro Directional and is a member of Sigma Gamma Epsilon.
Lambert, Rodney William (2) - Mr. and Mrs. Rodney
Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
Rachel LaNell McGregor and Rodney William Lambert of Decatur were married May 31, 2014, at Grace Baptist Church in Decatur.
The bride is the daughter of Scott and Tammy McGregor of Decatur.
The groom is the son of Ronnie and Lissa Lambert of Decatur.
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney William Lambert
Dr. Van Gardner officiated the double-ring ceremony.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless white dress that featured a sweetheart neckline, long train and beading. She donned a white veil and carried a bouquet of assorted pink flowers.
Maid of honor was Rebekah McGregor, sister of the bride, of Decatur.
Bridesmaids included Rebecca Marsh, niece of the groom, of Decatur; Kasy Morgan of Denton; Audrey Armitage of Decatur; and Kendra Brooks of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Bridal attendants wore strapless, mid-length black dresses with a hot-pink sash. They carried hot-pink rose bouquets.
Flower girl was Amelia Westerman, daughter of Amber Green, of Decatur.
Ringbearer was Tristan Mitchell, son of John and Misty Mitchell, of Runaway Bay.
Best man was Samuel McGregor, brother of the bride, of Decatur. Groomsmen included Bryan Marsh, nephew of the groom; David Cude; and Lonnie Norris, cousin of the groom, all of Decatur; and Jordan McGregor, brother of the bride, of London, England.
Ushers were Daniel Dickerson of Decatur, Luke Weeks of Boyd and Steve Salinas, Daniel McCasland, Justin Romine and Omar Gomez, all of Slidell.
Guestbook attendant was Carol Loftis, aunt of the bride, of Fort Worth.
Pianist was Ruthie Pearce of Paradise, and Daniel Dickerson of Decatur sang ďBeautiful in White.Ē
A receception was held at First Baptist Church of Decatur.
Servers included Dianna Payne, aunt of the bride, of Sanger; Imogene James, aunt of the bride, of Highland Village; Debbie Polk of Decatur; Rhonda Mayes, aunt of the groom, of Springtown; Jordan Shetter and Bronte Rawle of Decatur; and Jo-Anna Davie of London.
Following a trip to Hawaii, the couple live in Decatur.
The bride graduated from Slidell High School and Weatherford College. She plans to graduate with a degree in teaching from Texas Womanís University in Denton in December.
The groom graduated from Decatur High School and earned a bachelorís degree in geology and math from the University of Texas at Arlington. He works for Pro Directional.
Lockett - Mike and Charlotte Lockett
Published Saturday, January 18, 2014
Mike and Charlotte Lockett of Decatur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Lions Club in Decatur.
Mike and the former Charlotte McLean were married Dec. 7, 1963, in Vernon.
Mike and Charlotte Lockett
Their children are Melissa Lockett of Decatur; Jana Lockett-Onstead and husband, Shane, of Denton; and John Lockett and wife, Tiana, of Alvord. They have eight grandchildren: Russell and Scott Myers, Bo and Cheyenne Roscoe, Jorja and Jake Onstead and Brinlee and Landry Lockett; and three great-grandchildren: Preston, Natalie and Adrian Myers.
Mike retired from Lone Star Gas/TXU after more than 30 years. He works at Weatherford International. Charlotte retired from the banking industry. They are members of the Church of Christ.
Throughout the course of their marriage, the couple lived in several Texas towns and were active in civic organizations and boards along the way, including Lions Club, chambers of commerce, planning and zoning and economic development boards, educational organizations and committees, Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, business womenís club and hospital auxiliaries.
The couple also dedicated countless hours to their childrenís interests including 4-H, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Camp Fire, Decatur Middle School Band Boosters, Decatur Eagle Dolls, industrial arts and various sports.
The couple now enjoy showing their antique cars and have been involved with local antique car clubs for many years.
Long - Wayne and Lynn Long
Published Saturday, June 14, 2014
Wayne and Lynn Long of Decatur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at the Decatur Church of Christ.
Wayne and Lynn Long
The celebration will be hosted by their children Ė Wayland Long and wife, Carrie, of Poolville and Lisa Long Bradshaw and husband, Steve, of Decatur; and grandchildren Ė Libby Long of Poolville, Abby Long, who attends Texas Christian University, Binion Long of Poolville, Lyndi Luttrull of Decatur, Lauryn Luttrull of Decatur, Shelby Bradshaw of Decatur, Zack Bradshaw and wife, Kelsea, of Plainview and Kyle Bradshaw of San Angelo.
The couple also has a great-grandson, Kutter Bradshaw of Plainview.
Wayne and the former Lynn Biggs were married June 26, 1964, in Ciudad Acu a, Mexico.
The couple moved to Decatur in 1968 and bought Mobil Oil Wholesale from O.J. Van Meter. They owned and operated Long Oil Co. for 20 years before selling it to Sandford Oil in 1988.
Wayne is involved in farming and ranching. He is a member of the National Cutting Horse Association and has served as a board member. Heís shown cutting horses since 1983 and has won several NCHA titles, leading to his induction into the NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame in 1997.
He is also a member of the American Quarter Horse Association. The family has been riding, showing, raising and selling cutting horses for more than 35 years.
Wayne was a member of the Decatur Volunteer Fire Department for 18 years, serving as chief four years. He was also president of the Wise County Youth Fair Board for three years and of the Decatur Booster Club for two years.
Wayne is serving his second term on the USDA Wise County Soil and Water Board, currently as treasurer.
Lynn is also a member of the NCHA and the AQHA. She has ridden and shown cutting horses for more than 25 years, winning many awards. In 2007, she won the AQHA Amateur Cutting Horse World Championship.
She served on the Wise County Youth Fair Board for eight years, and as Decatur 4-H Club organization leader for 20. She is still a Wise County 4-H leader with four decades of service.
Lynn is a member of the Decatur Womanís Club and General Federation of Womenís Clubs Ė Texas, an organization for which she is serving as the photography contest chairman. She will serve on the National Capital Committee for two years and is a trustee of the GFWC/Texas Federation of Womenís Clubs historical foundation.
She also serves on the Bryson High School Alumni Board and is president of the Wise County Domestic Violence Task Force.
Lynn and daughter Lisa owned The Magic Pony, a womenís clothing store, for 19 years in Decatur.
The couple are members of the Decatur Church of Christ, where Lynn serves on the board for the Helping Hands clothing ministry. The two have been active in school functions and on various community, county and national boards.