Kaylee Grace Strong
Robbie and Misty Strong proudly announce the birth of their daughter,
Kaylee Grace, who arrived Saturday, April 23 at Livingston Regional
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
After honeymooning in Gatlinburg and Myrtle Beach with their son,
the new family will reside in Hendersonville.
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
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
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
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
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
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
The future groom is the grandson of the late Maurice and Naomi
Gilbert of Minnesota, Marilyn Scott of San Diego, CA, and the late
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
The wedding will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 16 at Livingston
Church of Christ.
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Overton County News
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Livingston, Tennessee 38570