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Archives 07-13-2005

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Babies
Marriage Licenses
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Babies

Kaylee Grace Strong

Robbie and Misty Strong proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Kaylee Grace, who arrived Saturday, April 23 at Livingston Regional Hospital.

She weighed 6 lbs. 3 oz. and measured 19-3/4 inches in length.

Her grandparents are Michael and Teresa Savage and Paul and Anita Strong.

 

Marriage Licenses

Chad A. Walker and Barbara Michelle Davidson, both of Rickman.

Alford Dean Shaver and Christina Rae Johnson, both of Livingston.

Brandon Adam Chambers and Kimberly Ann Reeder, both of Oneida.

Kendal Speck and Katie Melton, both of Livingston.

 

Weddings

Ms. Stephens and Mr. Travis exchange wedding vows in May

Ms. April Michelle Stephens of Hendersonville and formerly of Livingston, given in marriage by her father and her son, became the bride of Sgt. Charles Jason Travis of Hendersonville on May 14 at First Christian Church in Livingston.

Bro. Jesse Bradshaw officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Michael and Doris Stephens of Livingston and the mother of Jacob Stephens.

The groom is the son of Darlene Travis and Charles Travis, both of Hendersonville.

The altar was filled with a Roman archway surrounded by columns decorated with gerbera daisies, primroses, miniature roses, and snapdragons with tulle draping from each column.

The center aisle of the church was decorated with tulle draping from pew to pew, each adorned with matching floral arrangements featuring a starfish centerpiece and pearl-draped ivy and ribbons cascading to the floor.

The aisle was marked with a white lace aisle cloth edged with tropical-colored rose petals.

Musical selections for the ceremony were performed on pipe organ by Mary Belle Jolley and included "Ave Maria", "Unchained Melody", and "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring".

Songs were also sung by Sgt. Amanda Pisano, of Cincinnati, OH. She performed "The Rose", "Somewhere", "The Wedding Song", and "The Lord's Prayer".

The bride wore a white satin ball gown adorned with pearls and beaded Venice lace appliques on the bodice and skirt. The skirt featured a cathedral train with pearls and beaded Venice lace cutouts.

A double-banded headpiece of satin flowers and pearls topped the fingertip-length tulle veil with scalloped beaded edges that extended into the veil in a scroll-shaped pattern.

She wore a double-stranded pearl choker with matching earrings and bracelet.

Her bouquet was centered with six white roses, in remembrance of the couple's late grandparents, surrounded by gerbera daisies and stargazer lilies. The bouquet also featured flowing sheer illusion ribbons tied in love knots adorned with seashells and trailing stephanotis that continued to drape just above the floor.

The bride's junior attendant was her distant cousin, Kadie White, of Livingston. She wore a two-piece satin coral dress with a beaded portrait neckline top and matching skirt featuring a sweeping train. She carried a flower ball filled with tropical colored roses.

The flower girls were the bride's second cousins, Grahm Bellenfont and Campbell Bellenfont, of Murfreesboro. Their gowns were white tea-length satin dresses with organza skirts and coral satin sashes. They each also wore a circular coral headpiece featuring white satin bows and pearls with trailing sheer illusion ribbons.

The groom wore his military dress blues and a white rose boutonniere adorned with seashells.

The best man and ringbearer, Jacob Stephens, son of the bride, wore a white, knee-length tux trimmed in white paisley satin.

Jason Stephens, brother of the bride, served as the groom's attendant. He wore a single-breasted black tux.

Ushers were distant cousins of the bride, Marshal White and John Lucas White, of Livingston. They also wore black single-breasted tuxes.

Greeting guests were the bride's second cousins, Haley Upton and Sarah Upton, of White House.

A reception for the newlyweds was held at Holly Ridge Winery.

Outside, the winery was decorated with live garland, and large urns filled with fresh flowers were at the entrance.

Inside, the tables were filled with various floral arrangements, candle displays, large glass vases with live Siamese fighting fish, and topped with peace lilies. Tropical-colored rose petals and seashells were scattered throughout.

As the guests arrived, they were greeted on the lawn by waiters serving hors d'oeuvres and champagne.

After the bride and groom arrived in their limo, the bride's brother read the toast written by her father in their honor and invited everyone to be seated for the dinner to be served.

During the dinner, the couple cut their wedding cake, a four-tier square cake with coral icing and patterned with white ivy and daisies. The cake was topped with a porcelain gazebo adorned with roses and featuring the couple with the bride's train flowing down the side of the cake.

The groom's cake, fashioned after his love for Jeep off-roading, was a chocolate mountain decorated with trees and rocks featuring an authentic scaled down Jeep on the “trail”.

Following dinner, the guests heard live music performed by the Stretta band based out of Mt. Juliet.

The couple then departed the celebration in the groom's beloved Jeep.

After honeymooning in Gatlinburg and Myrtle Beach with their son, the new family will reside in Hendersonville.

Engagements

Miss Baird and Mr. Daniels to exchange July wedding vows

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Neeley of Granville and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Gilpatrick of Livingston proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Michelle F. Baird and Mitchel L. Daniels.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al Richard of Cookeville and Mr. and Mrs. Chris Neeley of Milford, CT.

She is a graduate of Jackson County High School and Tennessee Tech University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in Marketing. She is employed as a marketing representative with Unifirst Corporation in Cookeville.

The future groom is also the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Daniels of Rickman. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James Crawford of Cookeville, Mr. and Mrs. George L. Gilpatrick of Livingston, Paul Daniels of Rickman, and Mrs. Dean Dixon of Livingston.

He is a graduate of Livingston Academy and attended Tennessee Tech University. He is employed as an assistant store manager with Lowe's in Cookeville.

The wedding will take place Saturday, July 23 at Lakeside Resort in Smithville. Formal invitations have been sent. After a honeymoon in Key West, FL, the couple will reside in Livingston.

 

Miss Hammons and Mr. Turner to unite in matrimony August 6

Miss Stacy Hammons and Mr. Joshua Turner announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Jerry Hammons and Diana Collins of Rickman.

The future groom is the son of Laura Savage of Livingston.

The wedding will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at Swallows Chapel Full Gospel Church.

Invitations will be sent.

A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony.

 

Miss Honeycutt and Mr. Reeves to join in marriage July 23

Miss Tiffany Erin Honeycutt of Monterey and Mr. Mark Chad Reeves of Crossville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Janice and Chris Brown of Monterey and Tony and Sherry Honeycutt of Cookeville. She is the granddaughter of Jewell Hinson, Lios Brown, Andy and Virginia Honeycutt, the late Eulas Hinson, and Shorty Brown.

A graduate of Monterey High School and a Special Education graduate of Tennessee Tech University, she plans to begin employment with Martin Elementary this fall.

The future groom is the son of Mark and Darlene Reeves of Crossville. He is the grandson of Junior and Edna Reeves, the late Joan Reeves, Mary Sue Allen, Morgan and Deama Copeland, and Luther and Freda Melton.

A 1997 graduate of Cumberland County High School, he is employed with Aviagen as a leadman of the selection team.

The wedding will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 23 at Cumberland Cove Baptist Church.

All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

 

Ms. Moore and Mr. Jones to marry July 30 in Knoxville

Kelly Alys Moore of Livingston and Gregory Edward Jones of Morristown announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of John and Judy Moore of Livingston. She is the granddaughter of Bob and Chris Morrison and the late Arnold and Treva Moore of Livingston.

A 1993 graduate of Livingston Academy, she received her degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from Tennessee Technological University in 1998. She is a pharmaceutical sales representative for Astellas Pharmaceutical Company in the Knoxville region.

The future groom is the son of Larry and Cheryl Jones of Morristown.

He is a 1991 graduate of Morristown Hamblen High School West and received his bachelor's degree in Management from East Tennessee State University in 1995. He is employed with Jones Heat & Air as a comfort consultant supervisor.

The wedding will take place at Crescent Bend, The Armstrong-Lockett House in Knoxville at 6 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, July 30.

After a honeymoon in Antigua, the couple will make their home in Knoxville.

 

Miss Morgan and Mr. Thompson to join in matrimony August 6

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey L. Morgan of Hilham proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Leslie Ann, to James Allen Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Howard Thompson of Rickman.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Livingston Academy and attends Tennessee Tech University, where she is majoring in Accounting.

The future groom is a graduate of Monterey High School and is employed at Russell Stover in Cookeville.

The wedding will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church.

All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

 

Miss Thompson and Mr. Gilbert to exchange vows August 20

Steve and Denise Thompson of Monroe proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brook, to Seth Gilbert, son of Rick and Linda Gilbert of Cookeville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Betty Ledbetter of Monroe, Willie and Faye Thompson of Allons, and the late Billy Ledbetter.

She is a 2001 graduate of Livingston Academy and a 2005 graduate of Cumberland University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in Nursing. She is employed at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

The future groom is the grandson of the late Maurice and Naomi Gilbert of Minnesota, Marilyn Scott of San Diego, CA, and the late Ray Scott.

He is a 1999 graduate of Cookeville High School and plans to graduate from Tennessee Tech University in August with a bachelor's degree in Business Management. He is the owner of Double Precision Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance.

The wedding will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ in Cookeville.

All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

 

Miss Wilborn and Mr. Dial to unite in marriage July 16

Patsy Wilborn, along with Linnie and Danny Garrett, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of Bridgette Wilborn to Christopher Dial.

The wedding will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 16 at Livingston Church of Christ.

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