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Archives 05-09-2001


Marriage Licenses



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Marriage Licenses

Charles David West Jr. and Stephanie Nicole Barrett, both of Livingston.

Michael Lynn Haley, Jamestown, and Vickie Earlene Burke, Monterey.

David Thomas Ricketts and Wendy Elizabeth Bagci, both of Rickman.




Miss Goodpasture And Mr. Davis Exchange Wedding Vows March 24

Amy Lynn Goodpasture of Livingston became the bride of Charles "Chuck" Lansden Davis of Murfreesboro on Saturday, March 24 at Memorial Baptist Church in Livingston. Rev. David Singleton officiated the 5 p.m. candlelit ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Frank and Judy Goodpasture of Livingston and the granddaughter of B.D. Ray of Cookeville, Emma Jean Ray and Leafie Goodpasture, both of Livingston, and the late Owen Good-pasture.

The groom is the son of Jack and Diane Davis of Livingston and the grandson of Blanche Davis of Livingston, Gerald Norrod of Monroe, and the late Clarence Davis and Catherine Norrod.

The wedding began with the playing of the song "All You Need is Love" by the Beatles, as candles were lit and the mothers escorted to their seats in the church, which was decorated with candelabra, white bows, and greenery and baskets of blooming peace lilies. White bows were also attached to the pews.

"Wouldn't It Be Nice" by the Beach Boys was played next as the bridesmaids, groom, and groomsmen entered the room.

Pianist Lora Looper of Livingston performed "Here Comes the Bride" as the bride's father escorted her down the aisle.

After the bride and groom exchanged the vows they had prepared for each other, Looper played "The Wedding March" as the wedding party exited the church.

The bride's attendants included her cousin, Amanda Hammock of Allons, maid of honor, and her friend, Crystal Nelson of Livingston, matron of honor.

Serving as the groom's best man was his friend, Perry Boles of Livingston. Kyle Evans of Murfreesboro, also a friend of the groom, was a groomsman. Ushers included Damon Goodpasture of Livingston, the bride's brother, and Jason Ray of Rickman, a friend of the groom.

Attending the guest registry was the groom's friend, Kelly Burke of Murfreesboro. The bride's cousins, Shawna Ray and Staci Ray of Cookeville, passed out wedding programs.

After the ceremony, friends and relatives of the newlyweds joined them at a beach-theme reception held at Overton Plaza.

Inside were palm trees, fish nets, beach balls, and various other tropical decorations.

The ceiling was aglow with strands of clear and colored lights. The guests' tables were decorated with sea shells, candles, and small glass bowls containing goldfish. On the wedding cake were bright, multi-colored tropical flowers.

As they entered, guests were given leis by Staci Ray to put around their necks.

After everyone viewed a video of pictures of the bride and groom from birth to present prepared by the groom's father, the couple had their first dances to the songs "Don't Worry Baby" by the Beach Boys and "Steamer" by Jimmy Buffett.

Servers at the reception were Jackie Smith, Mandy Baldwin, Merijane Vaughn, Jean Jolley, Tammy Leslie, Misty Brown, and Shawna Ray.

After a trip to Destin, FL, the couple moved to Milton, near Murfreesboro.


Miss Stewart And Mr. Richardson Exchange March 24 Wedding Vows

Autumn Stewart became the bride of Scott Richardson Saturday, March 24, 2001, at the Crossville Baptist Church of Bunker Mountain.

The bride is the daughter of Mike and Dian Dilks. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Stewart, all of Bunker Mountain.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dexter Richardson of Bunker Mountain, formerly of Livingston. He is the grandson of Johnny Conner of Monroe and the late Bethie Conner, and the late Bill and Maudie Richardson of Livingston.

The church was artfully decorated with red and white flowers with coordinating bows. The couple had a beautiful candle- lite ceremony at 2 p.m. The bride choose a floor length satin gown adorned with tiny seed pearls.

Serving as matron of honor was sister of the bride, Megan Dilks. The groomÕs niece, Rebecca Sutton, served as flower girl.

Serving as best man was Randy McNeal and the groomÕs nephew, Caleb Richardson, served as ring bearer. The groomÕs nephews, David and Adam Steven served as ushers.

A reception followed immediately after the ceremony.


Miss Bagci And Mr. Ricketts Plan June Wedding Vows

Ilene Halsell of Rickman is proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Wendy Elizabeth, to David Thomas Ricketts, son of Jim and Liz Ricketts of Chapel Hill.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Willie Breeding Halsell.

She is a 1986 graduate of Livingston Academy.

He is a 1989 graduate of Forrest High. He is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

The couple will reside in Rickman with their two children, Jessica and Crystal.

The wedding will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at First Baptist Church in Rickman.


Miss Miller And Mr. Swift Plan May Wedding Vows

Ronald and JoAnn Miller of Cookeville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Michelle Rene, to Jonathan Swift of Lebanon, son of Steve and Pam Swift of Allons.

The future bride is the granddaughter of Mildred Miller of Cookeville and the late Thurman and Pearl Jones.

She is a 1999 graduate of Cookeville high school, and is pursuing a degree at Tennessee Tech University in fashion merchandising. She is employed as a visual merchandiser at Peebles Dept. Store and works at Putnam County Clearing House.

The future groom is the grandson of Norma Swift of Allons, Abe Silliman Sr. of Selmer, and the late Muriel Silliman and Lester Swift.

He is a 1993 graduate of Livingston Academy and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology in 1998 from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. While in college, he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity.

He is manager of Peebles Dept. Store in Lebanon.

The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. May 19, at Bangham Heights Baptist Church.


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