Recent Wedding & Anniversary Announcements
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Mr. and Mrs. Dylan Robert Mann
Allison Elizabeth Martin, daughter of Kevin and Cheryl Martin, all of San Antonio, married Dylan Robert Mann of San Antonio, son of Rick and Claire Mann of Houston and grandson of Lavell Mann of Decatur, at Boulder Springs in New Braunfels on Aug. 12, 2017.
Chris Cummings officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride was wearing an A-line Essence of Australia bridal gown featuring vine lace details on a Diamante embellished tulle skirt with a sweetheart neckline. She wore her grandmother’s pearl necklace and earrings.
For the ceremony, she wore a cathedral-length veil but switched to a gold-and-pearl hair accessory for the reception.
The bridal bouquet was made with white hydrangea, white baby’s breath, peach Juliet garden roses, white stock, white peonies and touches of seeded eucalyptus greenery, finished with an ivory ribbon wrap.
The matron of honor was Jennifer Martin Motz, and the maid of honor was Hayley Goss. Bridesmaids included Caitlin Mann, Hailey Kreusel, Dorothy Herbst and Katherine Nicasio.
The bridesmaids wore navy, floor-length gowns. Their bouquets were made of white hydrangea, white baby’s breath, white mojalika spray roses and seeded eucalyptus greenery accents. They were finished with an ivory ribbon wrap.
The best man was Ryan Mann, and the groomsmen were Nathan Motz, Matthew Martin and Jordan Mann.
The soloist was Brandon Williams.
A reception was held at Boulder Springs.
The couple spent their honeymoon in Riviera Maya at Unico 20 87 Resort.
They will make their home in San Antonio.
The bride graduated from Texas A&M University in Galveston and works at SeaWorld in San Antonio.
The groom also graduated from A&M Galveston and works for The C12 Group.
John and Paulette McCormick
John and Paulette McCormick of Decatur celebrated their golden anniversary on March 25, 2017.
Paulette Garrett married John McCormick in Haltom City at the home of her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Wood, on March 25, 1967.
The couple has two children, Todd McCormick of Slidell and Brad McCormick of Decatur.
They have six grandchildren.
John is a retired line superintendent for Wise Electric Co-op. Both are members of First Baptist Church of Decatur.
The couple celebrated their anniversary on a trip to Branson, Mo.
Meagan Wesley and Yates McCurdy
Meagan Wesley of Decatur, daughter of Scott Wesley of Rhome and ShaRita Wesley of Sunset, will marry Yates McCurdy, son of Pat and Beth McCurdy, all of Decatur, on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Ballyvaughan, Ireland.
The bride-elect graduated from Decatur High School in 2004 and from the Art Institute of Dallas in 2012. She is an event coordinator for Gateway Church in Southlake.
The prospective groom graduated from DHS in 2005 and from Texas Tech University in 2009. He is a fleet manager for D&D Power in Decatur.
Oney and Linda Miller
Oney and Linda Miller of Boyd celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary May 25, 2017.
They were married May 25, 1962.
Dalton and Sharon Montgomery
Dalton and Sharon Montgomery of Decatur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 9.
Dalton married Sharon Keown on Sept. 9, 1967, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
The couple have a daughter, Angie Browning of Tomball, and a son, Chad Montgomery of Decatur.
Their grandchildren are Payton, Hayden and Zayne Browning of Tomball, Morgan Montgomery of McKinney and Cade Montgomery of Decatur.
Dalton is retired from James Wood Motors, and Sharon is a retired Decatur elementary school teacher. They are members of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Joe Norris Jr.
Lisa Ann Hines, daughter of Wesley Tolan and Kathy Harris, all of Rhome, married Harold Joe Norris Jr., son of Charlene Norris and the late Harold Joe Norris Jr., all of Decatur, March 24, 2017, at House of Prayer in Newark.
The Rev. Rick Neathery of House of Prayer officiated the single-ring ceremony.
The bride was escorted by Steve Meredith. She wore a traditional, beaded lace gown with a cathedral-length train and carried a bouquet of aqua, peach and white roses.
Regina Meredith was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Bethany Anderson, Tammy Hines and Anna Hamm. They wore dresses of aqua and peach with flowers matching the bride’s.
Kairi Perez served as flower girl, and Adrian Perez was ringbearer.
The groom’s best man was Tim Anderson. His groomsmen were Ken Stephenson, Lee Phelps and Bill Shea.
Marvin and Cathy Oates
Marvin and Cathy Oates of Decatur will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, March 19, 2017.
Marvin Oates married Cathy Wren March 16, 1956, at Old Methodist Church in Alvord.
The couple have three children: Mark Oates of Decatur; the late Lisa Oates; and Scott Oates of Flower Mound. Their grandchildren are Corbin Oates of Decatur and Sydney and Peyton Oates of Flower Mound.
Marvin is a semi-retired farmer and rancher, and Cathy is a homemaker.
Marvin is a lifetime member of the American Association of Sheriff Posses and Riding Clubs, also serving as the Region III president, and he’s a member of the Pleasant Grove Cowboy Church.
Cathy is a member of a poetry club and Pleasant Grove Cowboy Church.
The couple’s family will host an anniversary celebration 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at Pleasant Grove Cowboy Church in Decatur.
Katherine Marie Oberle and Joshua Bryant Parrish
Katherine Marie Oberle of Wichita Falls, daughter of Jack Oberle of Leander and the late Carrie Oberle, will marry Joshua Bryant Parrish, son of Deryl and Dana Parrish, all of Wichita Falls, on June 10, 2017, at The Forum in Wichita Falls.
Mark Carter of Fairway Baptist Church in Wichita Falls will officiate.
Chelsea Lauren Halford and Brandon James Poirot
Chelsea Lauren Halford, daughter of Stephen and Stefanie Halford, all of Decatur, will marry Brandon James Poirot, son of Mark Poirot and Sue and Randy Beaver, all of Wichita Falls, at the Halford residence in Decatur on June 3, 2017.
The Rev. Brett Storseth will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect graduated from Decatur High School in 2010 and from Midwestern State University in 2014. She is a service support specialist for Fidelity Investments.
The prospective groom graduated from S.H. Rider High School in 2012 and from Midwestern in 2016. He is a process engineer at Arconic Power and Propulsion.
Herman and Kaleta Pryor
Herman Pryor married Kaleta Simpson in 1947 in Detroit, Texas.
The Decatur couple grew up together in Post Oak. After a few dates, Herman told Kaleta there was this girl he wanted to ask to marry him but he didn’t know how.
Kaleta thought he was talking about a past girlfriend and angrily replied, “Well, you just ask her.” So Herman asked, “Will you marry me?”
The couple’s children are Tommy, Jerry, Barbara, Gary, Charlotte, Ray, Susan, Larry and Rocky Pryor.
They have nine grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
Herman is retired from BK Trucking, and Kaleta is retired from child care.
Both are members of the First Baptist Church in Decatur.
The couple will celebrate their anniversary at home with their children.
Chelsea Elizabeth Crane and Jase Ryan Reeves
Chelsea Elizabeth Crane of Decatur, daughter of Greg and Kymberly Crane of Montgomery, will marry Jase Ryan Reeves, son of Jack and Melinda Reeves, all of Decatur, at Big Sky Barn in Montgomery on June 9, 2017.
Robert Morrison will officiate.
The bride-elect graduated from Montgomery High School in 2009. She received a bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising from Sam Houston State University in 2014 and a master’s of education in curriculum and instruction in 2016.
The prospective groom graduated from Decatur High School in 2010. He received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston in 2013 and a master’s in homeland security in 2015.
The bride-elect is a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher and director of Career Technical Education for Boyd ISD. A member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, she served as president, freshman orientation leader and SHSU ambassador.
The prospective groom works for the Decatur Police Department. A member of Sigma Chi fraternity, he served as annotator of the 2010 freshmen leadership class. He is also a member of the Texas Municipal Police Association.
Baley Lynn Phariss and Colton Chase Ritter
Baley Lynn Phariss, daughter of Wade and Robin Phariss, all of Decatur, will marry Colton Chase Ritter, son of Randy and Deidra Ritter, all of Saginaw, on June 5, 2017, at the Fort Worth Botanical Garden.
The Rev. Douglas Acklie of Flatwood Baptist Church will officiate.
Mr. and Mrs. Troy Glenn Rodriguez
Amy Beth Cromer of Newark, daughter of Roy L. and Pamela O’Dell of Crowley, married Troy Glenn Rodriguez of Azle, son of Samuel and Joyce Williams of Fort Worth, on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at Eagle Mountain Lake in Newark.
The Rev. Jeanne Evans of Abundant Life Worship Center officiated the double-ring ceremony.
Orson “Odie” Rodriguez of Fort Worth escorted the bride down the aisle. He also served as best man.
The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of yellow daisies, lavender roses, delphinium, gardenia and yellow freesia by Leslie Pierson.
Her bridesmaids included Vickie Lane, Heather Carroll and Julie Muro.
Connie and Cammillia George and Christopher Rhine performed “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”
The bride graduated from Southwest High School in Fort Worth and works at Best Value Rhome Pharmacy.
The groom also graduated from Southwest and works for Desperado Foundation Drilling.
The couple will live in Sanctuary.
Tyler Davis Lisby and Hunter Stanley Sereika
Tyler Davis Lisby, daughter of Rowdy and Lou Ann Lisby, all of Decatur, will marry Hunter Stanley Sereika of Decatur, son of Bruce Sereika of Boyd and Stacy Fortenberry of Alvord, at Oak Knoll Ranch in Springtown on Oct. 7, 2017.
Justin Thompson, the prospective groom’s best friend, will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect graduated from Decatur High School in 2011 and from Tarleton State University in 2015. She works for Fidelity Investments.
The prospective groom graduated from Alvord High School in 2011. He works for BH Planning and is a Decatur volunteer firefighter.
Michael and Carolyn Sue Sewell
Michael and Carolyn Sue Sewell, of rural Wise County, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary Aug. 11, 2017.
Michael married Carolyn Sue Smith in Fort Worth on Aug. 11, 1972.
They are celebrating 45 years of love, friendship, hard work and fun. Through the years, they have enjoyed farming and ranching in Wise County.
Michael is a rancher, and Carolyn is a retired teacher.
Mr. and Mrs. Mark South
Traci Meekins of Haslet married Mark South of Haslet on Sept. 23, 2017, at Black Creek Farms in Decatur.
The Rev. Laurie Harveson Barker, classmate and friend of the bride, officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her children, Chris Meekins and Haley Dorsett.
Following a honeymoon to Hot Springs, Ark., the couple live in Haslet.
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Robert Stallard
Erin Rachel Burden of Centerville, Tenn., daughter of Troy Burden of Ethridge, Tenn., and Ramona Milam of Loretto, Tenn., married Benjamin Robert Stallard, son of Paul and Naomi Stallard, all of Decatur, at Camp Meribah in Centerville on Saturday, May 27, 2017.
Dr. Norman Johnston officiated the ceremony.
Don and Glenda Stone
Don and Glenda Stone will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the First United Methodist Church MAC center, 104 S. Miller St., in Decatur.
The couple were married Nov. 11, 1967, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur.
They both graduated from Decatur High School. Don attended Decatur Baptist College and North Texas State University. He retired as owner of Decatur Auto Salvage, and Glenda retired from Wise Electric.
They have one daughter, Kim Stone and husband, Rick; and a son, Michael Stone and wife, Katy. Their grandchildren are Lizzie, Jack and Wiley.
Robert and Janis Talley
Robert and Janis Talley of Decatur will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, April 13.
They were married in Bogalusa, La., in 1957 and moved to Texas soon thereafter. After living in Fort Worth, Haltom City, North Richland Hills and Hurst, the couple moved to Decatur.
The couple has two sons, Robert E. Talley and wife, Peggy, of Decatur and Keith Talley and wife, Kim, of Boyd.
They have four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Robert retired from the Federal Aviation Administration as an air traffic control supervisor. He then worked as a consultant before taking a position with Lockheed Martin, where he worked until May of 2015.
Janis was a registered nurse and retired from Grapevine/Colleyville Independent School District. She continues to work part time for Decatur ISD.
Mr. and Mrs. Jason Lee Terry
Berkley Lynn Marshall of Fort Worth, daughter of Clay and Roberta Marshall of Aurora, married Jason Lee Terry, son of Mike Terry of Teague and Shelia Warren of Houston, on Oct. 1, 2016, in an outdoor wedding at Robson Ranch in Denton.
Bobby Rhodes of Haslet officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The maid of honor was the bride’s best friend, Stacy Schiel of Fort Worth. Bridesmaids included Caitlin Marshall, sister-in-law of the bride, Taylor Meyer, Rachel Morgan, Maegen Wood and Mikaela Brown, all friends of the bride.
The flower girl was Kinley Ann Marshall, the bride’s niece, daughter of Buck and Caitlin Marshall.
Serving as best man was the groom’s best friend, Cooper Daniel of Fairfield. Groomsmen included Zane Meyer, Scott Dillon, Kyle Foree, Justin Grimes and Ryan Campbell. Ryan’s son, James Ryan Campbell, served as ring bearer.
The reception, hosted by the bride’s parents, followed the ceremony at the Robson Ranch clubhouse.
The couple spent their honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico.
They reside in Fort Worth.
Elise Marie Bocanegra and Ryan Keith Thomas
Elise Marie Bocanegra, daughter of William and Colleen Bocanegra Jr., all of Decatur, will marry Ryan Keith Thomas of Decatur, son of the late Keith Thomas and Kelly and Charly Kerby, of Decatur on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at The Brooks at Weatherford.
The bride-elect graduated from Decatur High School in 2010. She earned a bachelor of science in nursing from Midwestern State University in 2014. She works for Pediatric Urgent Care of Fort Worth.
The prospective groom also graduated from DHS in 2010. He received his bachelor of science in geoscience from Midwestern in 2016. He works for Polk Mechanical in Grand Prairie.
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew David Weeks
Miss Sara Elizabeth Eaton and Matthew David Weeks were united in marriage Jan. 7, 2017, at First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth.
The Rev. Dr. Mike Marshall officiated the double ring ceremony. Organist Peggy Graff provided the music.
Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery L. Eaton of Arlington. Grandparents are Mrs. Lucy Cleaver of Arlington and Mr. and Mrs. Roy J. Eaton of Decatur.
Parents of the groom are Mr. David and Dr. Susan Weeks of Aledo. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Les Mace of Springfield, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Weeks Jr., of St. Johns, Fla.
Jessica Eaton, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Hayley Cox, Katie Kolepp, Emma Green, Sarah Chandel, Sara Gordon, Corinne Queenan and Shelby Lamon.
Best man was Eric Elsken. Groomsmen were David Frey, Cullen Welch, Taylor Campbell, Johnny Schwarz, Rene Robert, Ryan Savage and Drew Curd.
Ushers were Benjamin Eaton, cousin of the bride, and Alexander and Andrew Mace, cousins of the groom. The acolyte was Emma Kuehn, and the flower girl was Adison Kuehn.
Scripture was read by Melissa Triebwasser, Audrey Malacara, Avanti Sule and Kathryn West.
Sara is a graduate of The Oakridge School in Arlington and a 2014 graduate of Texas Christian University with degrees in psychology and sociology. She is a master’s degree candidate in counseling at the University of North Texas.
Matthew is a graduate of Aledo High School and a 2014 graduate of Texas Christian University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He is a candidate for a master’s degree in engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He is employed at Raytheon in Dallas.
The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Fort Worth and featured a large purple cake in the image of a TCU Horned Frog.
The wedding reception was at the Petroleum Club of Fort Worth and featured the music of the Royal Dukes Band. The father-daughter dance “Sweet Sara” was performed by Curt Shannon with Barry Eaton on guitar.
Following a honeymoon trip to St. Lucia the couple is living in Grapevine.
Delbert and Nina White
Delbert and Nina White will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary March 2, 2017.
Delbert married Nina Gentry March 2, 1957.
The couple has three children: Debra Sinclair and husband, Rick, of Decatur; Doug White and wife, Lori, of Decatur; and Lisa Simon and husband, Randy, of Decatur.
They have eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Delbert is a retired aircraft mechanic and a member of the “Whataburger Board of Directors.”
Nina is a retired teacher and a member of Wise Health Auxiliary.
A celebration will be held noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Aurora Baptist Church. There will be a lunch and bluegrass jam.
Jordan McKenna Johnson and Trent Wallace White
Jordan McKenna Johnson, daughter of Asa and Amberly Johnson, all of Decatur, will marry Trent Wallace White of Decatur, son of Mark and Diana White of Clarendon, at The Rock Barn in Henrietta May 6, 2017.
The Rev. Mike Wheat will officiate the ceremony.
The bride-elect graduated from Decatur High School in 2010 and from West Texas A&M University in 2015. She works for Trey Horn Farmers Insurance.
The prospective groom graduated from Clarendon High School in 2011 and from Clarendon College in 2013. He works for the Decatur Police Department.
The couple plan to live in Decatur.
Dan and Beverly Williams
Dan Williams and Beverly Chance met in 1963 at a church softball game in Fort Worth. He was 16, and she was 15.
They were married at Castleberry Baptist Church Sept. 23, 1967. Together they pastored several churches over a period of 30 years.
They reside in Decatur and attend First Baptist Church.
They have a daughter, Lori Ticknor and husband, Jason, of Decatur and two grandchildren, Tyler and Jaci.
The family will host a celebration on Sept. 23 at the Williams home, and they will take a trip following the celebration.