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
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.
Miss Rodgers and Mr. Wilson exchange June
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
No formal invitations will be sent. All family and friends are
invited to attend. A reception will follow the ceremony.
Overton County News
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