Eli Wayne and Aleah Gail Melton
photo courtesy of Melton family
Richard and Amelia Melton proudly announce the birth of their twins,
Eli Wayne, left, and Aleah Gail, who arrived March 30, 2004, at
Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Eli Wayne weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz.
and measured 19.5 inches in length. Aleah Gail weighed 5 lbs. 12
oz. and measured 19 inches in length.
They are the grandchildren of Judy Adcock of Livingston, Roy Hugh
and Mildred Melton of Monroe, and the late Wayne Adcock. Their great
grandparents are Frances Adcock of Smithville and Velma Ledbetter
Welcoming home the new arrivals was their big brother, Reece, 2.
Robert Louis Oakley III and Lelia Gail Cyrus, both of Livingston.
Jason Todd Reece and Margaret Amanda Patterson, both of Cookeville.
Jamie Scott Sells and Chast-idy Renee Gore, both of Livingston.
Ms. Stephens and Mr. Reagan united in matrimony March 20
Ms. Beth Ann Stephens, given in marriage by her son, Kyle E. Stephens,
became the bride of Bobby Joe Reagan on March 20, 2004, at Livingston
First Baptist Church. Rev. Donald Cobb officiated the 2 p.m. double
The bride is the daughter of Bill and June Robbins of Livingston
and the granddaughter of Cleo Poston of Livingston, the late Wilbur
Poston, and Elva and Elihu Robbins.
She is a 1984 graduate of Livingston Academy and is employed at
UCHRA's Central Office in Cookeville as an administrative assistant.
The groom is the son of the late Farley and Myrtle Reagan and the
grandson of the late Edward and Maggie Taylor and Porter and Elvira
He is a 1979 graduate of Livingston Academy and is employed with
Reagan Brothers Roofing as a roofer.
Musical selections for the ceremony included various love songs
on the piano, as well as a performance of Shania Twain's "From
This Moment On" by Lessia Smith.
The church was decorated with candles, pedestals and banisters
with green plants and vines, and floral arrangements.
The bride wore a strapless, ivory, floor-length dress adorned with
pearls and sequins.
Her bouquet consisted of mauve and cream roses with greenery, baby's
breath, and pearls with mauve ribbons.
Her jewelry consisted of a pearl necklace and earrings and her
Serving as maid of honor was her daughter, TaShana M. Stephens.
Bridesmaid was Lessia G. Smith, sister of the groom.
They each wore a butter-colored, georgette dress with mauve flowers,
a ruffled v-neck, and half sleeves. Their bouquets consisted of
two long-stem mauve and cream roses with greenery and baby's breath
tied with a mauve ribbon.
Serving as best man was Bradley J. Reagan, brother of the groom.
The bride's son, Kyle Stephens, served as groomsman. Ushers were
Dustin Winningham of Byrdstown and Joey Reagan of Allons.
The bride's mother wore a royal blue beaded ankle-length dress
and a corsage of two cream roses with greenery and a cream-colored
ribbon. Her jewelry consisted of a gold necklace and earrings.
A reception followed the ceremony in the church's fellowship hall.
Keeping the guest register was Leslie Poston.
The guest table was decorated with a magnolia flower arrangement,
the guest register book, and a feather pen.
Decorations on the bride's table included a white three-tiered
heart-shaped wedding cake with pink icing and a double heart chocolate
groom's cake. Glass candle holders with pink candles, green plants,
a pink dogwood tree, and white satin tablecloths covered in heart
confetti also adorned the bride's table.
Servers were Kay Reagan, Hannah Carter, Leslie Poston, Sue Thompson,
and Elaina Morgan.
After a wedding trip to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, the
couple reside in Livingston.
Out-of-town guests were Joan and Hannah Carter of Baxter, Brent,
Jan, and Macie Anderson of Cookeville, Beth and Gracie Dodgen of
Cookeville, Charlie and Anita Robbins of Cookeville, Barbara, Rebecca,
and Katie Poston of Sevierville, Brad, Valerie, and Mackenna Loveday
of Sevierville, Wendy Byrd of Powell, Wade, Billie, and Harley Williams
of Knoxville, Chris Hooks of Cookeville, Larry and Mary Harris of
Cookeville, Larry and Cindy Stanley of Baxter, and James Starnes
Miss Finley and Mr. Looper to unite in matrimony May 22
Miss Alisha Finley and Mr. Cory Looper proudly announce their engagement
and forthcoming marriage.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Betty Finley of Livingston and
the late Troy Finley.
She is employed with Overton County News.
The future groom is the son of Tim and Tammy Looper of the Pond
Flatts Community and Randy and Rhonda Brewer of the Eldridge Cove
He is the grandson of Robert and Ann Moore, Genata Looper, and
the late Paul Looper. He is the great grandson of Paul and Eudine
Moore, Lois Brown, and the late Earl "Shorty" Brown.
He is employed with Seelbach.
The wedding will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22 at Three
Forks Missionary Baptist Church, located on Dry Hollow Road.
All friends and family are invited to attend.
A reception will follow the ceremony.
Miss Robbins and Mr. Lee to unite in marriage May 18
Bob and Judy Robbins of Byrdstown proudly announce the engagement
and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Ann, to Michael
Bruce Lee, son of Bruce and Christine Lee of Livingston.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Pickett County High School and
will graduate from Tennessee Technological University on May 15
with a bachelor of science degree in Nursing.
The future groom is a graduate of Livingston Academy and Tennessee
Technological University with a bachelor of science degree in Management
Information Systems. He is employed by Tennessee Department of Transportation
in Information Technology in Nashville.
The wedding will take place on Tuesday, May 18 in Negril, Jamaica.
The couple will reside in Nashville.
Ms. Smith and Mr. Gentry to exchange wedding vows
Thomas Gentry and Jackie Smith proudly announce their engagement
and forthcoming marriage.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Jack and Diane Davis of Livingston.
She is the granddaughter of Gerald Norrod of Monroe, the late Katherine
Norrod, and Clarence and Blanche Davis.
She is employed at American Bank & Trust of the Cumberlands.
The future groom is the son of Cecil and Wilma Gentry of Rickman.
He is the grandson of Emily Gentry of Cookeville, the late Doliver
Gentry, and Thurston and Ella Swallows.
He is employed at Cecil Gentry and Sons Construction.
The wedding will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5 at Christ
Presbyterian Church in Alpine.
All friends and relatives are invited to attend. No formal invitations
will be sent.
Miss Starnes and Mr. Phillips to unite in matrimony May 29
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ray Starnes, of Livingston, proudly announce
the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stacie
Denise, to Benjamin Harold Phillips, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Phillips, of Rickman.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Rev. and Mrs. W.L. Wallace
Jr. of New Albany, MS, and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Starnes of Pattison,
She is a 2001 graduate of Livingston Academy and is a junior at
Tennessee Technological University, where she is majoring in Human
Ecology with a concentration in Child Development and Family Relations.
She is employed part-time at Jacob's Ladder in Cookeville.
The future groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Phillips,
the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Peek, and Lora Phillips.
He is a 1999 graduate of Monterey High School and is employed at
Cookeville Heating and Cooling.
The ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 29 at First United
Methodist Church in Livingston.
After the wedding, the couple will reside in Cookeville.
Miss.Thompson and Mr.Padgett to unite in marriage May 8
Doug Thompson and Michele Thompson, both of Celina, proudly announce
the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Renee
Tara, to Matthew David Padgett, son of Becky Williams of Monroe
and David Padgett of Jamestown.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Marion Thompson of Michigan,
Kenneth and Phyllis Hoepfl of Ohio, the late Floyd Thompson, and
She is a 2001 graduate of Celina High School and is enrolled at
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
The future groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ray Padgett
and Esco Davis and Louis Parsons.
He is a 1999 graduate of Livingston Academy and is serving in the
United States Marine Corps, stationed at Cherry Point, NC.
The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8 at the Thompson
home in Celina.
A reception will follow the ceremony.
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