Mickey J. and Lori B. Ledbetter of Willow Grove Hwy. proudly announce
the birth of their son, Blake Cole, who was born July 27,
1999, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 lbs. 9
oz. and was 20 1/4 inches long. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
James L. Ledbetter of Alpine and Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Jones of Byrdstown.
Great grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith of Livingston,
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Phillips of Byrdstown, Mrs. Blanche Jones of
Byrdstown, and the late Herbert Hoover, Chester Jones, and Mr. and
Mrs. R.H. Ledbetter.
Jeffrey Louis Wilborn and Mary Lou Thomas, both of Carolina Beach,
Donnie Coy Herron and Amy Carol Speck, both of Baxter.
Quincy Allen Hall and Jody Ann Franklin, both of Living-ston.
James D. Dickson and Phyllis A. Warren, both of Hamilton, OH.
James Richard Barbour and Georgie Mayblean Randolph, both of Livingston.
Ronald Ray Trull, Celina, and Lori Ann Hummel, Allons.
Christopher Keith Stacy and Stephanie Ann Ledbetter, both of Hilham.
Miss Spears And Mr. Hix To Exchange December
Boone and Monica Eldridge and Steve Spears, all of Livingston,
announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter,
Amy Leigh Spears of Greenville, SC, to Christopher Lawrence Hix
of Birmingham, AL, son of Bennie and Wanda Hix.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Carvel and Bobbye Cope
and A.B. Spears, all of Livingston, and the late Ethel Spears.
The groom is the grandson of the late Erma Bowman and Gurstle and
She is a 1990 graduate of Livingston Academy, a 1994 graduate of
the University of Tennessee and a 1998 graduate of the University
of Tennessee Medical School. She is currently employed as a family
practice resident physician.
He is a 1985 graduate of Jackson County High School and is currently
owner of C.L. Hix, Inc.
The wedding is planned for Saturday, December 18, 1999.
Miss Corbin And Mr. Pryor To Exchange November
Randy and Mona Corbin of Rickman announce the engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter, Crystal, to Michael Pryor, son of Jessie
Pryor of Livingston and the late Junior Pryor.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Walter Corbin, Delsie
Redmon, and Dorothy Robinett, all of Indiana, and the late Harold
The groom is the grandson of Julie Hargis of Livingston, Gladys
Pryor of Algood, and the late Junior Hargis, T.V. Staggs, and Edgar
She is a graduate of Livingston Academy and plans to attend Livingston
Vocational School for medical secretary.
He is a graduate of Livingston Academy and is currently employed
at Berkline Corporation.
The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 1999,
at Netherland Church of Christ in Rickman. No formal invitations
will be sent. All family and friends are invited to attend.
Miss Tharp And Mr. Phillips Exchange September
Melissa Ann Tharp of Hilham, given in marriage by her father, became
the bride of Jason Wayne Phillips of Hilham Saturday, September
25, 1999, at Hilham Road Freewill Baptist Church in Cookeville.
Bro. Bill Woodson officiated the noon candlelit ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mike and Barbara Tharp of Hilham and
the granddaughter of M.C. Pennington and Beulah Tharp, both of Hilham,
and the late Lester Pennington and William D. and Alice Tharp.
The groom is the son of Opal Phillips of Orange, TX, and the late
J.B. Phillips and the grandson of the late Bennie and Minda Phillips.
The church was decorated with white ribbons, white tiers, and white
candles. A unity candle and ferns were placed at the altar.
Various songs were played as the guests arrived along with the
traditional wedding march by the pianist as the bride entered.
The bride's dress was a white satin, cathedral length gown with
a bodice covered with beads and sequins. The dress was sleeveless
with a high neckline and had an open back with satin rosettes at
the waist. She wore a white rosette crown with a white fingertip
veil. Her jewelry consisted of pearl teardrop earrings and a pearl
bracelet, both gifts from her parents, and a gold band, borrowed
from her grandmother.
She carried a bouquet of coral roses and a variety of white flowers.
Serving as matron of honor was sister of the bride, Tina Huddleston
of Hilham and bridesmaids included Tammy Dickens of Cookeville and
Penny Ayers of Hilham, all wearing floor-length, coral, satin dresses
and carrying coral and white bouquets. Niece of the groom, Cheyenne
Burgess of Hardy's Chapel, served as the flower girl.
Serving as best man was Lester Tharp of Hilham and groomsmen included
Michael Tharp and Tony Tharp, both of Hilham, all wearing black
tuxedos with white shirts and bola ties. Mitchell Falcon of Hardy's
Chapel served as junior groomsman and Brandon Pincheon of Hilham
served as ring bearer.
The bride's mother chose a champagne suit with a corsage made of
coral roses and white accents.
During the lighting of the unity candle, the groom lit a candle
in memory of his late father, J.B. Phillips. The bride lit a candle
in memory of her late grandfather, Lester Pennington.
A reception was held following the ceremony in the church basement
with a table decorated with white cloths and white candles as center
pieces. The cake was a two-tiered heart with four small hearts at
the side. Each heart was adorned with coral roses.
The cake was topped with a cowboy and bride topper.
The groom's cake was decorated as a bull.
The couple now resides in Hilham.
Henley And Mr. Garrett Exchange October Wedding Vows
Angie M. Henley became the bride of Floyd Lee Garrett Saturday,
October 16, 1999, at the Little Log Wedding Chapel in Gatlinburg
with Rev. Dennis Colwell officiating the 8 p.m. double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jessie and Treva Webb of Rickman.
She is a graduate of Livingston Academy and is currently employed
The groom is the son of the late Elijah and Sallie Garrett. He
is a graduate of I.C.S. in Chicago and is currently self-employed
as a logger and owner of Garrett's Lumber Co.
"You Light Up My Life" was played during the lighting
of the unity candle.
The couple will reside in Rickman.
Overton County News
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