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Archives 10-06-2004


Marriage Licenses





Shaun Luke Bowers

Remona Bowers, of Livingston, proudly announces the birth of her son, Shaun Luke, who arrived on August 24, 2004, at Livingston Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 lbs. 12.8 oz. and measured 20.5 inches in length.

His grandparents are Greg Lawson of Livingston and Lu Davis of Anderson, IN.

He is the nephew of Kristy Lawson of Livingston.


Kiersten Marie Flowers

Jammie Flowers and Missy Hooten proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Kiersten Marie, who was born on June 14, 2004.

She weighed 7 lbs. 5.9 oz. and measured 21 inches in length.

Welcoming the new arrival home was her big sister, Aspen Hooten.


Jaylee Elizabeth Harvey

Jacob and Jennifer Harvey, of Monroe, proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Jaylee Elizabeth, who arrived on June 13, 2004, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

She weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz. and measured 19.75 inches in length.

She is the granddaughter of Garry and Jill Sells of Monroe, Larry and June Harvey of Allons, and Eddie Gurley of North Carolina. Her great grandparents are Buddy and Katie Gurley of North Carolina, I.B. and Jewel Martin of Allons, Lee Teachey of North Carolina, and the late Jim Teachey, and Onas and Floy Harvey.


Marriage Licenses

William White, Livingston, and Andrea Graham, Middleburg, FL.

Corey Brent Ledbetter, Livingston, and Shauna Nichole Fox, Cookeville.

Tommy Lloyd Beechboard, Allons, and Debbie Jean Swafford, Cookeville.

Ronnie Allen King and Patricia Ann King, both of Algood.

Elliott Keith Poston, Livingston, and Stephanie Michelle Heady, Sparta.

Ewert Gentry Padgett and Effie Mae Dean Hibbs, both of Allons.



Miss Robbins and Mr. Brandt exchange wedding vows June 26

Miss Toni Lee Robbins of Nashville, given in marriage by her father, became the bride of Bradley Hunter Brandt of Nashville on June 26 at Livingston Church of Christ.

Chris Coil officiated the double ring ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. Diane Sadler of Livingston and Mr. and Mrs. James H. Robbins Sr. of Monroe.She is the granddaughter of Ottie Robbins of Monroe and the late Loyd D. Robbins and John and Mary Sadler.

She is a graduate of Livingston Academy and Tennessee Tech University. She is employed as a senior programmer and analyst for VHP Community Care in Brentwood.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Brandt of Nashville.

He is a graduate of David Lipscomb High School and Auburn University. He is employed as an insurance agent for Stewart Hubbard and Associates in Brentwood.

The church was decorated with a large arrangement of coral gladiolus surrounded by baskets of green ferns placed on tall white columns. Ecru candles with black wrought iron holders were placed among the ferns.

Musical selections for the event included "Love Song", "Close To You", "Longer", "Your Song", "Maybe I'm Amazed", "In My Life", "Annie's Song", "You Raise Me Up", "Lover's Waltz", "Legends of the Fall", "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring", "Bridal Chorus", and "Joyful, Joyful".

David Chambers and Gail Ramsey were the pianist and vocalist. Gale Little and Don Sadler, the bride's aunt and uncle, performed on the piano and violin. The bride's cousin, Rachael Smalling, also performed on the piano. The bride's gown had a halter-style bodice with beaded embroidery. The A-line Georgette skirt and chapel-length train were accented with identical beaded embroidery. She also wore a waterfall elbow-length veil accented with satin cording.

Her bouquet consisted of a cascade of blush roses, white daisies, and greenery surrounding a "Star of Bethlehem".

The only jewelry worn by the bride was a pair of diamond earrings accompanied by an antique clear crystal bracelet.

Serving as matron of honor was Amy Thurman of LaVergne. Denise Foote of Nashville served as the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Ginger Robbins, sister-in-law of the bride, and Mary Beth Shirley, cousin of the bride, both of Cookeville, Bridgett Carwile, cousin of the bride, Dr. Amy Hix, Marsha Wyatt, and Kim Dillon, all of Livingston, and Carolyn Hannah and Lina Roberts, both of Nashville.

The bridesmaids wore identical floor-length coral dresses featuring satin bodices and chiffon skirts. Matching chiffon scarves were draped around their shoulders. Matching accessories completed their ensembles.

Junior bridesmaids were Rebecca Sadler, cousin of the bride, and Morgan Thurman.

The junior bridesmaids wore tea-length dresses identical to those worn by the bridesmaids.

All the attendants carried matching bouquets similar to that of the bride's.

Alison Sadler, daughter of Teresa Sadler and the late Jerry Sadler, was the flower girl. She carried a "kissing ball" made of white daisies.

Serving as best man was Stewart B. Brandt, father of the groom. Groomsmen were James Robbins, brother of the bride, of Cookeville, and Walter Brandt and William Brandt, brothers of the groom, Max Bryan, Kenneth Ellzy, Brett Jones, Jason Padgett, Sean Simons, Dave Sowell, Kenny Thurman, and Danny Tidwell, all of Nashville.

Logan Sadler, son of Teresa and the late Jerry Sadler, was the ring bearer.

The bride's mother wore a two-piece silver blue dress with a beaded bodice that featured a sheer illusion neckline and sleeves made of black net. The straight, floor-length skirt was accented by a front, off-center split.

The groom's mother wore a floor-length peach satin dress overlaid with tulle netting. A sheer tulle shawl was draped around her shoulders. Matching accessories completed her ensemble.

The bride's step-mother wore a two-piece yellow satin dress with a sleeveless bodice that featured a deep V neckline and a ribbon accent at the fitted waist. She wore matching accessories.

A reception was held on the lawn of Hidden Valley Country Club immediately after the ceremony.

The wedding cake was a traditional three-tier cake accented with fresh roses, daisies, and greenery. The groom's cake was a red velvet cake iced with a butter cream frosting.

The guest register was kept by Mary Landers Stewart, cousin of the bride, and Maclellan Hubbard, cousin of the groom.

The wedding director was Tiffany Gentry of Cookeville.

Following a wedding trip to St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands, the couple are now making their home in Nashville.


Miss Ledbetter and Mr. Beaty to unite in marriage October 16

Mary Ledbetter of Livingston and Steve Ledbetter of Cookeville proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Julie, to Ryan Beaty, son of Gerald and Rita Beaty of Byrdstown.

The wedding will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at First Freewill Baptist Church in Livingston.

All friends and relatives are invited to attend the ceremony.


Miss Heady and Mr. Poston to exchange wedding vows Oct. 16

Rick and Barbara Heady of Sparta proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Michelle, to Elliott Keith Poston, son of Keith and Melissa Poston of Livingston.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of J.D. and Barbara Heady and Coby Griffin, all of Sparta, and the late Almon Griffin.

She is a 1998 graduate of White County High School and a 2003 graduate of Tennessee Tech University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration.

The future groom is the grandson of Leeta Beaty of Livingston, Jim and Janet Beaty of Byrdstown, Anna Mae Poston of Cookeville, and the late Ray Poston.

He is a 1997 graduate of Livingston Academy and a 2001 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration.

The wedding will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at First Christian Church in Livingston.

All friends and relatives are invited to attend.


Miss Nelson and Mr. Burks to join in matrimony October 8

Rick Nelson of Cookeville and Norma Nelson of Allons proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jasmine Nichole, to Thomas Joseph Burks of Hilham, son of Bill and Janice Burks, also of Hilham.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ophelia Anderson of Livingston and the late Ollie Anderson.

The future groom is the grandson of John and Della Burks of Hilham and the late Elanza and Myrtle Brown. He is the great grandson of Ruby Stafford of Gainesboro.

The wedding will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 at Harris Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, located on Monterey Highway.

All friends and relatives are invited to attend.


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