here to see the newborns at Livingston Regionl Hospital
Ricky Lee Tollett, Monterey, and Lisa Renia Sells, Crawford.
Donald Alan Bethea and Brenda Moss Davidson, both of Jamestown.
Donovan Shane Savage, Livingston, and Michelle Lea Beaty, Alpine.
Bobby Dewayne Fulton and Teresia Ann Qualls, both of Livingston.
Steve Ryan Gentry, Allons, and Christina Renea Beaty, Alpine.
Donny Kay Massengille and Brenda Katherine Lindsey, both of Livingston.
Miss Gunnels And Mr. Whittenburg Exchange
October 6 Vows
Miss Cassondra Leigh Gunnels of Monterey, given in marriage by
her father, became the bride of Justin Keith Whit-tenburg of Sparta
Friday, October 6, 2000, at Fairview Freewill Baptist Church. Bro.
Bud Hargis officiated the evening candlelight ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Vonna Gunnels, of Monterey,
and the granddaughter of Anna Short of Monterey, Gerri Garrett of
Livingston, Rodney and Peggy Gunnels of Livingston, and the late
Kenneth Short and Howard Garrett.
The groom is the son of Keith Whittenburg and Laura Jones, both
of Sparta, and the grandson of Hollis and Anna Ruth Miller of Sparta
and Essell and Sara Whittenburg of Crossville.
The church was decorated with candelabra and baskets of white silk
flowers. The stage was lined with a garland of greenery and small
white flowers. Each pew was decorated with white tulle bows.
As the guests assembled, a tape of Jeff and Sherri Easter's “Ever
Faithful” was played. During the candlelit ceremony, “Amazing Grace”
was played by Billy Jackson, “I Believe That God Put Us Together”
was sung by Billy Jackson and Anita Lacy, and “Forever and Ever
I Do” was sung by Anita Lacy. “Amazed”, “The Wedding March,” and
“Recessional” were also performed.
The bride's dress was a long, white sleeveless tank gown with a
drop waist. The bodice was trimmed with pearls and covered with
pearls and sequins. The skirt was made in layers of soft tulle with
pearl appliques and a satin ribbon around the bottom which flowed
into a long train. The veil was elbow-length white tulle attached
to a head piece of baby white flowers. Elbow-length white satin
gloves were worn to complete the attire. Her jewelry consisted of
a pair of pearl earrings worn by her mother on her wedding day,
and a silver and rhinestone bracelet.
She carried a bouquet of cream roses, yellow day lillies with greenery,
and baby's breath with white ribbons streaming down. A little Bible,
a gift from her grandmother, was tied into the bouquet.
Serving as maid of honor was sister of the bride, Lecretia Gunnels
of Monterey. Bridesmaids were Candace Rumansik and Keisha Copeland,
all wearing a long sleeveless, high-waisted silvery blue gown with
elbow-length gloves and carrying a bouquet of white roses. Angelica
Copeland wore a long, sleeveless, silvery-blue dress with hand gloves
and Lakyn Conner wore a white, overlayed dress with hand gloves.
Both wearing a headpiece of baby white flowers and carrying a basket
of rose petals, served as flower girls.
Serving as best man was Mark Sims, friend of the groom. Groomsmen
included Jay Simmons and Cody Whit-tenburg, brother of the groom.
Each wore a black tuxedo. Ushers were Derek Parsons and Steven Walker.
Tanner Lacy served as the ring bearer.
The bride's mother wore a cranberry street-length dress with a
long matching jacket.
The groom's mother wore a peach-colored street-length dress. Guest
registers were Jill Hargis and Miranda Lacy. Lachelle Parsons and
Kim Hopkins placed the bride's train as she walked down the isle.
A reception was held following the ceremony at the fellowship hall
of First Baptist Church. The wedding cake was white with live flowers
of yellow lillies and white miniature carnations with baby's breath
and greenery. The cake was stair stepping into four tiers, positioned
at different levels with a fountain of blue water at the bottom.
The groom's cake was chocolate with a hangman's noose.
Janet Parsons, Sheila Hargis, Anita Lacy, Pam Dixon, Julie Conner,
and Crystal Nelson were the servers at the reception.
Mr. and Mrs. Justin Whit-tenburg now reside in Sparta.
Overton County News
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