Livingston Regional Hospital will no longer be able
to provide photographs and birth information for publication in
the newspaper for babies born June 1 or after. The hospital has
noted regret for any inconvenience the change may cause; however,
the safety of the babies and their families is a priority at the
facility. Individuals who would like to have their baby's photograph
and birth information published in Overton County News may call
the newspaper at (931) 823-6485 or visit 415 West Main Street in
Livingston for further information.
Michael Lee Looper and Linda Marie Eatherly, both of Monterey.
Joshua Andrew Deck, Livingston, and Courtney Lynn Ray, Allons.
Jonathan Lee McDonald, Alpine, and Barbara Diane Smith, Livingston.
Miss Cole and Mr. Heath unite in marriage
Miss Jennifer Michelle Cole became the bride of Mr. Jason Michael
Heath on Saturday, June 8 at the home of the groom's parents. Jim
Ramsey officiated the 6 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of John and Diane Blankenship of Allons
and Keith and Sarah Cole of Clearwater, FL.
She is the granddaughter of Bob and Ann Cole of Allons and Audrain
and Peggy Bullock of Monroe. She is a 1997 graduate of Livingston
Academy and a 2002 graduate of Tennessee Technological University
with a bachelor of science degree in Sociology. She is employed
at New Leaf Recovery Center.
The groom is the son of Don and Sally Heath of McMinnville. He
is the grandson of Ruby Chandler of Lexington, KY, and the late
J.C. Chandler and John and Francis Heath.
He is a 1995 graduate of Warren County High School and a 1999 graduate
of Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor of science
degree in Accounting. He is employed as branch manager of Enterprise
Musical selections for the ceremony were "Moonlight Sonata"
by Beethoven, "Canon in D" by Pachebel, "Clair de
Lune" by Debussey, which were played during general seating,
and "Ave Maria" by Shubert, which was played during seating
of the mothers and grandmothers. "Processional Nocturne"
by Chopin was played for the bridesmaids' processional and "Miss
Clare Remembers" by Enya was played for the bride's processional.
"At Last" by Etta James was played for the recessional.
The wedding was held outdoors in the Heaths' back yard near the
gazebo and pool. White tents were set up for the reception. Floral
selections included roses, callalilies, and lots of greenery including
ferns and ivy.
The bride's white angel-skin satin gown was simple and elegant
with spaghetti straps. Instead of a veil, she chose to wear a tiara.
Her bouquet consisted of champagne roses, lavender callalilies,
and lavender roses, which were tied with a white satin ribbon.
Serving as maid of honor was Stephanie Sykes, of Cookeville, friend
of the bride. She wore a rumpink-colored dress made of angel-skin
satin and carried a nosegay of champagne roses and lavender callalilies
tied with a thin white rope.
Bridesmaids were Candy Reeser, of Monroe, Tonia Conley, of Cookeville,
and Karrie Johnson, of Livingston, all friends of the bride. They
wore rumpink-colored angel-skin satin gowns and carried nosegays
like the maid of honor's.
Jessie Moore, daughter of Rick and Kristi Moore, served as flower
girl. She carried a white satin flower basket filled with lavendar
and champagne rose petals.
Abby Vaughn, daughter of Charlie Vaughn and Amy Vaughn, served
as the bell ringer. Her accessories, along with the flower girl's,
consisted of a silver bracelet, which was a gift from the bride
Jonathan Heath, of McMinn-ville, the groom's brother, served as
Ushers were Chad Newby and Zack Molloy, both of McMinn-ville, and
Greg Williams of Murfreesboro.
Griffin Duke, son of the bride, served as ring bearer.
A reception followed the ceremony. The bride's table was set in
the gazebo. Her cake was french vanilla with white and rumpink icing
decorated with lavender callalilies and champagne roses. Lavender
rose petals surrounded the cake.
Musical selections for the reception included "Heaven” by
Bryan Adams, which was played for the bride and groom's first dance,
"My Girl” by The Temptations, which was played for the bride
and her father's dance, "Forever Young" by Rod Stewart,
which was played for the groom and his mother's dance, "Under
My Skin" by Frank Sinatra, which was played for the wedding
party dance, and "When I'm 64" by The Beatles, which was
played for the cake-cutting.
Songs played for the dollar dance included "Diamonds on the
Soles of Her Shoes" by Paul Simon and "If I Had a Million
Dollars" by Barenaked Ladies.
The cake-cutting and toast took place in the gazebo.
After a honeymoon trip to New Orleans, LA, the newlyweds are making
their home in Cookeville.
Miss Ray and Mr. Simmons exchange June wedding vows
Miss Jamie Lorene Ray, of Monroe, given in marriage by her father,
became the bride of Danny Titus Simmons, of Doyle, on Saturday,
June 15 at Doyle Church of the Nazarene. Bro. Welch officiated the
4 p.m. double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Clarence Ray of Allons and Catherine
Ray of Monroe. She is the granddaughter of the late C.B. and Lucy
Ray and Johnson and Gladys Barnes.
She graduated from Livingston Academy and attended Middle Tennessee
Beauty School. She is the assistant manager of Sonic Drive-In, and
she performs cosmetology as a second job.
The groom is the son of Walt and Margaret Herron of Doyle and Danny
and Jamie Simmons of Spencer. He is the grandson of Robert and Katherine
Simmons of Spencer, Christine Horton of Doyle, and the late Joseph
He is a graduate of Sparta High School and is employed at Townsen
Engineering in Spencer.
The church was decorated with purple, yellow, and white bows,
purple, yellow, and white roses, two wildflower arrangements, and
three candle obors decorated with white, yellow, and purple roses.
Musical selections for the ceremony included "Swear It Again"
by WestLife, which was played while the couple lit their unity candle.
The bride wore a white, sleeveless, backless gown with flower designs,
beads, and sequins on the top. She also wore a beaded veil. Her
train was detachable with a bow at the top and designs to match
the top of the dress. She carried a bouquet of purple and yellow
White pearls, given to her by her mother-in-law, completed her
Serving as maid of honor was Chaska Brown, best friend of the bride.
She wore a purple, two-piece dress and carried a bouquet of purple
and yellow roses. She wore pearl earrings, necklace, and bracelet.
Bridesmaids were Barbara Thompson, her sister, who wore a yellow
two-piece dress and carried a single purple rose, Tina Brown, her
sister, who wore a purple two-piece dress and carried a single yellow
rose, Teresea Seamons, her sister-in-law, who wore a yellow two-piece
dress and carried a single purple rose, Misty Pettit, her sister-in-law,
who wore a purple two-piece dress and carried a single yellow rose,
Amy Harris, her sister-in-law, who wore a two-piece yellow dress
and carried a single purple rose, Amy Honeycutt, friend, who wore
a two-piece purple dress and carried a single yellow rose, and Cierston
Simmons, who wore a two-piece yellow dress and carried a single
purple rose. All wore pearl accessories.
The flower girls were Kelsi Thompson, daughter of David and Barbara
Thompson, and Madyson Pettit, daughter of Shane and Misty Pettit.
They wore purple dresses with no shoes and carried purple, yellow,
and white petals.
Serving as best man was Shane Pettit, brother of the groom. Groomsmen
were Brad Brown, friend, Daddy Simmons, his father, Coty Simmons,
his brother, Tom Clark, friend, Michael Simmons, his cousin, Forrest
Phifer, friend, and Daniel Seamons, his nephew.
Colton Simmons, of Spencer, and Kenny Ray, of Allons, served as
Ring bearers were Slayton Pettit, son of Shane and Misty Pettit,
and Caden Brown, son of Mark and Tina Brown. Both wore white tuxedos
with shorts, purple bow ties, and purple cummerbunds.
The bride’s mother wore a lavender two-piece dress with flowers
and a yellow rose.
The groom’s mother wore a yellow two-piece dress with a yellow
A reception followed the ceremony at the reception hall of the
church. LeAnn Pettit kept the guest register.
Decorations on the guest table were a wild flower basket and a
basket filled with bubbles and birdseed.
The bride’s cake was a three-tier white cake with purple and yellow
roses on top, with steps going to the side to a two-tier white cake
with purple and yellow roses. A fountain of yellow water was beneath
the cake with wild flowers placed around it.
The table was also decorated with bride and groom figurines and
purple and yellow candles.
Servers were Bobby Evans, aunt of the groom, Jessica Madwell and
Amy Madwell, cousins of the groom, and Jennie Ray, cousin of the
The bride’s travelling costume consisted of a pair of blue jean
shorts, a button-up top, and her veil.
The couple spent their honeymoon at Walt Disney World and currently
reside in Monroe.
Miss Sells and Mr. Massengille to exchange
wedding vows August 13
Miss Jill Nicole Sells and Mr. Matthew Charles Massengille will
exchange wedding vows Tuesday, Aug. 13 in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Jerry T. and Joyce Sells of
Monroe. She is the granddaughter of Herbert and June Sells of Monroe
and Eddie and Earlene Cyphers of Willow Grove.
She is a 1998 graduate of Pickett County High School and a 2002
graduate of Tennessee Technological University, where she achieved
magna cum laude honors with a bachelor of science degree in Accounting.
She is pursuing her master’s degree in Business Administration from
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
The future groom is the son of Betty Massengille of Livingston
and the late James Massengille. He is the grandson of William and
Joyce Holman of Livingston and the late Charlie and Lucille Massengille.
He is a 1995 graduate of Livingston Academy and a 2001 graduate
of Tennessee Technological University, where he earned his bachelor
of science degree in Finance. He is employed by Hamilton County
After their wedding, the couple will reside in Chattanooga.
Miss Schmidt and Mr. Copeland to exchange
Miss Sylvia Lynn Schmidt and Mr. Timothy Eric Scott Copeland will
exchange wedding vows in October at Mount Olivet Methodist Church
in Newport, VA.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Suzanne R. Carlson of Greenfield,
MA, and Reiner Schmidt of Geneva, Switzerland. She is the granddaughter
of the late Richard and Rose Carlson and Ernst and Ruth Schmidt.
A 1981 graduate of American International School in Vienna, Austria,
she earned her bachelor of science degree at University of Massachusetts
in 1999. She is seeking her master of science degree in Fisheries
and Wildlife at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
in Blacksburg, VA.
The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie R. Copeland of
Livingston. He is the grandson of M. Louise Copeland of Livingston
and the late James E. Copeland and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Meyer.
He is a 1982 graduate of South Western High School in Hanover,
PA. He earned his bachelor of science degrees in Environment Resource
Management and Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, and his master of
science degree in Fisheries Sciences at Pennsylvania State University
in 1987 and 1996 respectively. He is seeking his Ph.D. in Fisheries
at Virginia Polytechnic and State University in Blacksburg.
After their wedding, the couple will reside in Newport.
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