Carter Alan Asher
Chris and Sherry Calahan proudly announce the birth of their son,
Carter Alan Asher, who arrived on June 28, 2005. He weighed 9 lbs.
He is the grandson of Shirley Wilson of Rickman and Harold and
Linda Calahan of Monterey. His great grandparents are Jack and Lucy
Dunn of Monterey.
Also welcoming home the new arrival were his sisters, Tara and
Conner Bryant Reagan
Brian and Courtney Reagan proudly announce the birth of their son,
Conner Bryant, who arrived July 11, 2005, at Cookeville Regional
He weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and measured 20.75 inches in length.
He is the grandson of Charlie and Donna Reagan of Livingston, Anita
Peterman of Livingston, and the late Fred Peterman.
Brayden Gage Smith
Greg and Lora Smith, of Hilham, proudly announce the birth of their
son, Brayden Gage, who arrived June 16, 2005, at Livingston Regional
He weighed 7 lbs. 7.6 oz. and measured 19.5 inches in length.
He is the grandson of Bruce and Reba Barlow of Hilham and Dale
and Verrica Smith of Livingston. His great grandparents are Edna
Barlow, Lucille Ferrill, the late Tom Barlow, Carlos Ferrill, and
Clyde and Gladys Gore.
Also welcoming home the new arrival was his big brother, Daylan
Perry Morgan and Malinda Louise Wright, both of Rickman.
Randal Denny Reed Jr. and Connie May Thomas, both of Cookeville.
Jimmy Eugene Parks Jr. and Vicky Ann Carr, both of Livingston.
Barry Russell Cox and Latasha Genell Neal, both of Livingston.
Chad Breeding and Debra Cunningham, both of Cookeville.
Steven C. Boles and Chastity D. Wright, both of Anderson, IN.
Miss Gunnels and Mr. Miller exchange wedding vows June 17
Miss Lecretia Hope Gunnels of Monterey, given in marriage by her
father, became the bride of Andrew Paul Miller of Monterey on Friday,
June 17 at Fairview Freewill Baptist Church. Bro. Gerald Phillips
officiated the evening ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Vonda Gunnels of Monterey
and the granddaughter of Anna Short of Monterey, Gerri Garrett and
Peggy Gunnels, both of Livingston, and the late Kenneth Short, Rodney
Gunnels, and Howard Garrett.
The groom is the son of Mark and Sharon Miller of Monterey and
the grandson of the late Lloyd and Cliva Phipps and Earnest and
The church was decorated with an arbor covered with flowers and
lights, stair-stepping columns wrapped in lights, with ferns on
each column. The altar was lined with white tulle and candles. The
pews were scalloped with white tulle and bows.
The parents lit candles and were seated to "Wind Beneath My
Wings". Bridesmaids walked out with the groomsmen to "My
Destiny", followed by the flower girls.
The bride was walked down the aisle by her father to "Canon
As the couple lit the unity candle, "Could Not Ask For More"
"Always and Forever" was played for the recessional.
The bride wore a long white gown featuring an appliqu beaded bodice
and a dropped V-shape waistline. The skirt was made in layers of
soft tulle with a scalloped, beaded appliqu around the bottom that
flowed into a long train with beaded appliqus.
Her veil was elbow-length white tulle with silver sequins along
Completing her look was a silver and rhinestone tiara in her hair.
Her bouquet consisted of white gerbera daisies, green calla lillies,
and white and pink rhinoculas that surrounded a little white Bible
that was given to her as a little girl by her grandmother.
Serving as matron of honor was Cassondra Watts, sister of the
bride. Bridesmaids were Miranda Bilbrey, Miranda Lacy, Kim Roach,
and Lachelle Parsons.
Each of the bride's attendants wore a tea-length sundress in alternating
colors of green and pink with silver sparkles. Their bouquets were
made of pink-tipped gerbera daisies, green calla lilies, and pink
Flower girls were Tori Bechlor, Lakyn Conner, and Kasey Short,
each wearing a white sundress, carrying a white covered basket of
pink flower petals, and going barefoot.
The groom wore a black tuxedo with a platinum vest and matching
Serving as the best man was Matt Phillips, friend of the groom.
Groomsmen were Ben Miller and Alan Miller, brothers of the groom,
Kenneth Watts, and Brad Thrasher.
Each of the groom's attendants wore a black tuxedo with their vests
and ties coordinated to match the bridesmaid they escorted.
Jayden Nelson and Brandsen Conner served as ringbearers, each carrying
Ushers were Nathan Hargis and Dustin Short.
The bride's mother wore an ivory colored two-piece skirt outfit.
The groom's mother wore a cream colored two-piece skirt outfit.
Keeping the guest register was Jill Hargis.
A reception was held following the ceremony in the church's fellowship
The wedding cake was white and four-tiered with pink and white
flowers cascading down one side. The groom's cake was a chocolate
sheet cake decorated with a dirt bike.
Servers at the reception were Helen Walker, Angel Bowman, and Jaclyn
The Millers are now making their home in Monterey.
Miss Eldridge and Mr. Sells to exchange vows September 3
Ellen Eldridge and Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Eldridge of Akron, OH, proudly
announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter,
Jonie Trisha, to Steven J. Sells, son of Bennie and Carol Sells
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jeanette Vargo of Akron,
the late Joseph Vargo, and Mae Dishman.
She is a 1995 graduate of Livingston Academy and is employed with
Parker Seals in Livingston.
The future groom is the grandson of Johnnie Hammock and Millard
Walker of Livingston and the late Carl and Sallie Sells.
He is a 1994 graduate of Livingston Academy and is employed with
Flowserve Corp. in Cookeville.
The wedding will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 at Oak
Hill United Methodist Church in Rickman.
A dinner reception will follow. All friends and relatives are invited
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Overton County News
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