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Archives 06-30-2004


Marriage Licenses





Mitchell Grant Melton

Bryan and Julie Melton, of Rickman, proudly announce the birth of their son, Mitchell Grant, who arrived on May 19, 2004, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

He weighed 6 lbs. 11 oz. and measured 20.75 inches in length.

His grandparents are Grant and Jean Mullins and Larry and Joan Melton.

Also welcoming home the new arrival was his big sister, Leah Kate.


Meghan Alexys Rector

Staff Sgt. Steve and Belinda Rector, of Aviano, Italy, proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Meghan Alexys, who arrived on May 29 in Italy.

She weighed 7 lbs. 3.6 oz. and measured 19.5 inches in length. She is the granddaughter of Carolyn Sells of Livingston, Mark Sells of Indiana, and Steve and Pat Rector of Cookeville.

Also welcoming home the new arrival were her big brothers Taylor and Logan.


Aleigha Jo Taylor

Bobby and Kim Taylor, of Livingston, proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Aleigha Jo, who arrived May 27, 2004, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and measured 19.5 inches in length.

Her grandparents are Clarence and JoAnna Carmack of Livingston, Jack Taylor of Rickman, and Inis Harris of Allons.

Also welcoming home the new arrival were her big sister, Ashley, and big brother, Austin.


Marriage Licenses

Matthew Porter Frazier and Teresa Martin King, both of Norman, OK.

Johnny Howard Burks, Hilham, and Aletha Kay Fletcher, Livingston.

Brandon Michael Choate and Samantha Lee York, both of Livingston.

John Stephen Wyatt, Livingston, and Kathleen Mae Perkins, New Port Richey, FL.

Ernest C. Brady and Dapho Mushrush, both of Livingston.

Stacy Edward Robinson, Cookeville, and Sonya Chrise Nivens, Livingston.

David Allen Cox and Sylvia Darlene Delong, both of Livingston.



Miss Flatt and Mr. Alford exchange wedding vows May 15

Miss Kathlina Frances Flatt, of Cookeville, given in marriage by her father, became the bride of Mr. Lee Alford, of Cookeville, on May 15, 2004, at Wilhite Baptist Church. Dr. Joseph Wiles and Rev. Rick Burnett officiated the 7 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Russell and Dorothy Flatt of Cookeville.

The groom is the son of Stephen and Angela Alford of Powell.

The church was decorated with live greenery, and candles were lit in each window. On the stage were simple white tables with red ribbons and tulle decor.

Musical selections included old hymns before the wedding, performed by violinist Jimmy Bilbrey and pianist Anna Lee Wiles. The grandmothers and aunts were escorted into the room to "Cannon in D", performed by Bilbrey on violin, then the mothers were escorted in to "As the Deer".

The bride entered in to the traditional "Wedding March", followed by a performance of "When You Say Nothing At All", sung by Holly White and accompanied by Jimmy Bilbrey on guitar during the slide show.

Matthew Glass played "Dance With Me, Oh Lover" on guitar during the unity candle lighting and the wedding vase ceremony.

"The South's Gonna Do It Again" was played for the recessional portion of the ceremony by Jimmy Bilbrey on fiddle.

The bride's gown was white satin, strapless with a corset-style bodice and lace up the back. The gown's hem was also trimmed with lace and pearls. Her train was a lace overlay with pearl accents.

Her elbow-length veil, featuring a small daisy pattern, was accented by a rhinestone tiarra.

Her bouquet consisted of intuition roses surrounded by white daisies, tied with a red ribbon.

Serving as maid of honor was the bride's sister, Regina Kelly, of Baxter. Bridesmaids were Morgan Gantt, of Cookeville, and Michelle Poteet, of Clarksville, both friends of the bride, and Andrea Graves, of Maryville, friend of the bride and groom.

They each wore a claret, strapless gown with a swoop front and a tie in the back, which led to tails draping to the floor in the back. Their bouquets consisted of white and yellow daisies, tied with a red ribbon.

Flower girls were Merci and Hope Kelly, of Baxter, nieces of the bride.

They each wore a pale yellow dress adorned with daisies, and they carried daisy buckets with red rose petals.

Serving as best man was the groom's father. Groomsmen were Jay Rawlins, of Powell, friend of the groom, and Jason Farmer, of Kingsport, Matthew Wilson, of Clarksville, and Bob Jett "Jetto", of Cookeville, all friends of the bride and groom.

The bride's mother wore a claret, two-piece suit with accent beading.

The groom's mother wore a royal blue two-piece suit.

A reception, given by the bride's family, followed the ceremony at the church.

After a honeymoon to Tybee Island in Georgia, the newlyweds are making their home in Cookeville.


Miss Hodge and Mr. Turner unite in matrimony June 12

Miss Shavohn J. Hodge of Monterey became the bride of Mr. Nathan W. Turner of Livingston on Saturday, June 12 at Monterey First Assembly of God.

Doak Turner officiated the double ring ceremony at noon.

The bride is the daughter of Robert and Evonne Hodge of Monterey. She is the granddaughter of Ernest and Ann Hodge of Monterey, Alene Webb of Rickman, and the late Jasper Webb.

The groom is the son of Nick and Leila Turner of Livingston. He is the grandson of Doak and Mildred Turner of Rickman and Frank and Nellie Garrett of Livingston.



Miss Harrison and Mr. Means to exchange wedding vows August 7

Ron and Naomi Harrison of Lebanon proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lacy Rebekah, to Nathan Stuart Means, son of Jim and Monica Means of Rickman.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jack and Doris Harrison of Eufaula, AL, James H. Harris of Woodlawn, and the late Betty H. Harris.

She is a Psychology major at Tennessee Technological University.

The future groom is the grandson of Jack and Joyce Windle of Livingston, the late W.E. and Juanita Means, and Mont Copeland.

He plans to graduate in August from Tennessee Tech University with a degree in Business. He is employed at Outback Steakhouse in Cookeville.

The wedding will take place on Saturday, August 7 at First Baptist Church in Lebanon.


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