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Archives 02-02-2000


Marriage Licenses

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Rachel Threet and Robert "Bobby" Jacoby of Celina proudly announce the birth of their son, Matthew Alan Thomas Jacoby, who was born October 24, 1999. He weighed 5 lbs. 15.4 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are David and Winnie Threet of Celina and Alan and Sandy Jacoby of Cookeville. Also welcoming home the new arrival is older sister, MaeHayee Elyza Nichelle Threet.

Rob and April Mabrey of Hilham proudly announce the birth of their son, Brannan David Raleigh Mabrey, who was born December 9, 1999. He weighed 8 lbs 12.8 oz. and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Alan Key, Anita Flowers, and James and Waudine Mabrey. Also welcoming home the new arrival was half-sister, April and brother Nicholas.

Todd and Ina Smith of Monroe proudly announce the birth of their son, Cannon Brock Smith, who was born December 10, 1999. He weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. and was 20 1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Shirley Daneils of Louisville, KY, James Robert Smith of Albany, KY, and Hassie Melton of Livingston.

Myles and Jacqueline Choate of Livingston proudly announce the birth of their daughter, McKayla Lynn Choate, who was born December 16, 1999. She weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Donald and Adaline Choate and Inge and LeRoy Braasch.

Randy and Tammy Waller of Allons proudly announce the birth of their son, Robert Wayne Waller, who was born December 23, 1999. He weighed 6 lbs, 0.3 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are David and Janie Maynord, David and Freida Ellis, and the late Robert Wayne Waller.

Richard and Elizabeth Strader of Cookeville proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Tess Nicole Strader, who was born December 10, 1999. She weighed 7 lbs. 13.1 oz. and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Bob and Lanis Strader and Wilbur and Barbara Vanalman.

Tara Langford and Dewayne Scott of Hilham proudly announce the birth of their son, Allen Forrest Langford, who was born December 17, 1999. He weighed 5 lbs. 13.6 oz. and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Ravy and Vivian Watson. Great grandparents are Forrest and Elsie Langford.


Marriage Licenses

Danny Edward Stover and Elizabeth Bartl, both of Rickman.

Scottie James Hancock and Chasity Lee Burton, both of Monroe.


Miss Gore And Mr. Wehr Exchange December 4 Vows

Tracy Anne Gore of Livings-ton, given in marriage by her nephew, Justin Gore, became the bride of Michael Scott Wehr of Monroe Saturday, December 4, 1999, at Calvary Baptist Church in Sparta. Bro. Ron Harris and Rick Davis officiated the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Barbara Eganey of Livingston and the late Donald Eganey.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd Stratton of Monroe and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Wehr of Dayton, OH.

The church was decorated with candles and Christmas lights. The windows were adorned with purple and white candles and intertwined with purple and shimmering gold tulle. The candelabra and the Unity Candle were adorned with white and shimmering gold bows and greenery.

The music prelude was given by Cloyd Stratton with such pieces as "Forever Love," "That's All I Ask Of You, "Love Me Tender," and "Endless Love." As the candles were being lit, "I Could Not Ask For More" was sung and while the wedding party was coming in "You Had Me At Hello." Andrea Gore, Lisa Phillips and Myra Phillips were the vocalist on "Surely The Presence of the Lord," as well as "Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us" for the recessional. The bride surprised the groom and sang "There's No Place That Far" to him.

The bride's dress was a beautiful gown made of pearl braid entwined on a taffeta halter bodice layered over a brocade ankle length skirt with pinched gathers at the back waistline. A hip length veil, attached with miniature flowers and pearl headband, accented her hair and gown. Her jewelry consisted of diamond earrings.

She carried a bouquet of fresh white roses tied with white tulle.

Serving as maid of honor was niece of the bride, Megan Walker, who wore a dress with a grape velour bodice and grape taffeta skirt with organdy overlay and velour trim around the bottom of the dress. Carrying purple icicles, Clorissa Phillips, daughter of Michael and Lisa Phillips of Sparta, served as flower girl. Liz Howard kept the guest register.

Serving as best man was Ted Sells of Livingston, close friend of the groom. Marcus Walker, son of Dawn Matthews and Randy Walker, served as ring bearer. Bible bearer was Tyler Phillips, son of Michael and Lisa Phillips of Sparta.

Out-of-town guests for the ceremony were Mrs. Wendy Burton, Jamestown, Mr. and Mrs Anthony Frady and children, Pikeville, Mrs. Judy Brown and son Barry, Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Phipps, all of Coalmont, Mrs. Burnice Ledford, Mrs. Jennifer Hamilton, Ms. Jacklyn Bengoff, and Mr. and Mrs. Brian Ledford, all of Murfreesboro. A reception was held following the ceremony in the Fellowship Hall of the church.

The reception hall was dazzling being lit only be candles and white Christmas lights. The tables were covered in shimmering purple icicles, gold and purple hearts, tea lights, taper candles and floating candles. Also, on display were pictures of the families of the bride and groom and a hand-sown quilt made by the groom's grandmother.

The guest table was decorated with a picture of the bride's parents' wedding, candles and a floral arrangement with evergreen, a gold candle and purple ribbon. Also, on display were childhood pictures of the bride and groom and several poems written by the groom for the bride.

The bride's table held a three-tier white wedding cake with cascading white roses and a Precious Moments topper, "The Lord Bless and Keep You." The guests also enjoyed finger foods. Servers were Lisa Phillips, Myra Phillips, Wendy Burton, Liz Howard, and Kim Sells.

The couple honeymooned in Daytona Beach, Florida, and now make their home in Livingston.



M iss Hodges & Mr. Clements To Exchange March Nuptials

Don W. Hodges of Houston, TX, announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of his daughter, LaLynda Kay, to Joseph Allen Clements, son of Mac and Patricia McLeod of Livingston and the late David Clements.

The groom is the grandson of Opal Brown of Livingston.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a master of arts degree in communications. She is employed by SSE Foods, Inc., as a group product manager.

The groom attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga pursuing a degree in computer science. He is employed by Petro Marine Engineering Technology as an information technology director.

The wedding is planned for Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Cedar Bayou United Methodist Church in Houston, TX. The couple plans to reside in Houston, TX.

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