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Archives 10-09-2002

Society

Babies
Marriage Licenses
Weddings
Engagements

 

 

 

Babies

Scotty and Amanda Sells of Dry Hollow proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Gracie Beth, who was born August 14, 2002, at Livingston Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. and measured 20-1/4 inches in length. Her grandparents are Tommy and Gail Thompson of Dry Hollow, O.D. Sells of Cravenstown, and the late Wilma Sells. She is the great granddaughter of Beulah Thompson and Mary Fletcher. She is the great-great granddaughter of Dorothy Looper.

 

Marriage Licenses

Geoffrey Lynn Johnson and Tasha Diane Sheets, both of Livingston.

Wesley Thomas Bray and Ashley Brynn Mullins, both of Livingston.

Paul Allan Terry II and Cynthia Susan Hamilton, both of Livingston.

 

 

Weddings

Miss Rodgers and Mr. Wilson exchange June wedding vows

Miss Felicia Rodgers, given in marriage by her parents, became the bride of Matt Wilson on June 22, 2002, at Memorial Baptist Church. Terry Geren officiated the 2 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Raymond and Patricia Rodgers of Cookeville. She is the granddaughter of Thurman and Illa Lindsey and Louis and Elizabeth Rodgers.

The groom is the son of Carlos and Betha Wilson of Livingston. He is the grandson of Otis and Betty Harris and Cleophus and Anna Lee Wilson.

Musical selections for the ceremony were The Wedding Song, Wait, He is Here, A Parent's Prayer, The Bridal March, I Will Be Here, and The Wedding March. Pam Wieland served as pianist. Soloist was Mitsy Smith.

The church was decorated with white columns and arches with white roses, blue delphiniums, ivy and ferns. The stage was lighted, and the pews were decorated with bouquets of white roses, baby's breath, and ivy. Windows of the church were adorned with white candles and white roses with ivy, baby's breath, and blue delphiniums.

The bride wore a white, strapless, organza A-line gown with a beaded applique chapel-length skirt. Her veil, accented with scattered pearls and diamonds, was double layer and waist-length attached to a beaded pearl headpiece.

Her bouquet consisted of white roses, blue delphiniums, baby's breath, and ivy, tied with a sheer periwinkle ribbon.

A diamond and pearl choker, pearl bracelet, and diamond earrings completed her jewelry.

Serving as maid of honor was the bride's sister, Melissa Rodgers, of Cookeville. Bridesmaids were Danielle Lindsey, cousin of the bride, and the bride's friends, Kim Bennett, Lesley Geren, and Jennifer Short, all of Cookeville. Each wore a periwinkle spaghetti strap dress laced up in the back with a chiffon drape front.

They each wore diamond drop earrings and a matching necklace, which were gifts from the bride.

Their bouquets consisted of white roses, blue delphiniums, and baby's breath.

Flower girl was Kristen Lindsey, daughter of Danny and Kim Lindsey. She carried white rose petals and wore a diamond and pearl tiara, which was a gift from the bride.

Serving as best man was the groom's father, Carlos Wilson, of Livingston. Groomsmen were the groom's friends, Curt Parsons, Brandon Gore, and Mark Ogletree, all of Livingston, and Nathan Geren, of Cookeville.

Ushers were George Johnson, Jeff Johnson, and Jason Crabtree, all of Cookeville.

Daulton Lindsey, son of Danny and Kim Lindsey, and Tyler Peek, son of Charles and Penny Peek, were the ring bearers.

The bride's mother wore a taupe, silk, two-piece dress with a beaded top and floor-length skirt. She also wore a corsage of white roses and baby's breath. Her jewelry consisted of a diamond ring and diamond bracelet.

The groom's mother wore a sleeveless, melon-colored dress with a cropped jacket. She also wore a corsage of white roses and baby's breath. Her jewelry consisted of a pearl necklace and diamond bracelet.

A reception, given by the bride's parents, was held immediately after the ceremony behind the church underneath a white tent. Stuart Parsons served as D.J.

Amanda Stephens, friend of the bride, kept the guest register.

Decorations on the guest table included a glass globe with a statue inside and a bud vase with a white rose.

 

Miss Broadway, Mr. Billingsley exchange wedding vows July 20

Miss Bethany Broadway, given in marriage by her father, became the bride of Mr. Chuck Billingsley on July 20, 2002, at Madison Church of Christ. Kelly Campbell officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of John and Barbara Broadway of Gallatin. She is the granddaughter of Dorothy Newby of McMinnville, Grace Broadway of Madison, and the late Arthur C. Newby and Andrew Broadway.

She has a bachelor of science degree in Math Education from Lipscomb University, and is working toward a master's degree at TSU. She is employed at Gallatin High School as a math teacher and softball coach.

The groom is the son of Bob and Becky Billingsley of Cookeville. He is the grandson of the late Frank and Pearl Fletcher and William and Prietta Billingsley.

He has a bachelor of science degree in Human Ecology from Tennessee Technological University, and is working toward a master's degree at TSU. He is employed by The Frame Place.

Musical selections for the ceremony included Pachabel's Canon in D, A Day Without Rain by Enya, Over the Rainbow by I-Z, Out of the Woods by Nickel Creek, and The Wedding March.

The church was decorated in calla lilies, white roses, ferns, magnolias, candles, white bows, and white pillars.

The bride wore a white, sleeveless gown with pearls decorating the bodice. The gown also featured two rows of satin ribbon around the bottom of the gown and a cathedral train. She wore white gloves. Her veil was white with pearls sewn on it.

Her bouquet was made of calla lilies and baby white roses. Her jewelry consisted of pearl teardrops and silver.

Serving as matron of honor was Denise Hunter, of Cookeville, childhood and college friend of the bride. She wore a two-piece lilac dress and carried two calla lilies with lilac bows.

Bridesmaids were childhood and college friend of the bride, Mrs. Shannon Huffine, of Hermitage, cousin of the bride, Mrs. Lori O'donohoe, of Tucker, GA, friend of the bride, Mrs. Brianne Hendrick, of Taylors, SC, childhood friend of the bride, Mrs. Shana Biddle, of Hermitage, college friend of the bride, Mrs. Ashley French, of New York, NY, and childhood friend of the bride, Miss Amber Stacy, of Goodlettsville.

Each wore two-piece lilac dresses and carried a single calla lily with a lilac bow.

Serving as best man was the groom's brother, Michael Billingsley, of Cookeville. Groomsmen were the bride's brothers, Danny Broadway, of Nashville, and Andy Broadway, of Madison, friend of the groom, Regan Glenn, of Fayetteville, AR, and college friends of the groom, Brad Huddleston and Jonathan Delk, both of Cookeville, and Brian Rich, of Titusville, FL.

Ushers were Zac Sain, Wes Gallagher, Andrew Raulston, and Adam Donnell.

The bride's mother wore a lilac floor-length dress with a few sequins, and she also wore a white rose corsage.

The groom's mother wore a mauve floor-length dress with a lace top. She also wore a white rose corsage.

A reception immediately followed the ceremony at the church.

Keeping the guest register were Brooke Newby, Dana Case, Bonnie Newby, and Joy Newby.

The bride's cake was a white three-tier cake with raspberry filling. Pillars were placed between each tier, and the cake also featured a fountain. Other cakes on the bride's table were four satellite heart-shaped cakes.

Servers were Zoe Zehner, Cathy Zehner, Megan Bisceglia, Connie Newby, and Susan Phifer.

After honeymooning in Disneyworld and St. Augustine, FL, the couple reside in Madison.

 

Engagements

Miss Hensley and Mr. Russell to exchange vows on October 12

Miss Kayla Hensley and Mr. Tim Russell will exchange wedding vows Saturday, Oct. 12 at noon at the tea room at Standing Stone State Park.

The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Billy Larry and Freda Gail Hensley of Hilham. She is the granddaughter of William and Reba Hensley of Livingston, Nell Bull of Gainesboro, and the late Arthur Bull.

A 2002 graduate of Livingston Academy, she is enrolled at Tennessee Technological University as a Business major.

The future groom is the son of Dannie and Marisa Thompson of Cookeville. He is the grandson of Helen Thompson of Wheatcroft, KY.

A 1999 graduate of Cookeville High School, he is attending Tennessee Technological University, where he is double majoring in MIS and History.

No formal invitations will be sent. All family and friends are invited to attend. A reception will follow the ceremony.

 

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