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Archives 10-05-2005


Marriage Licenses



Jaydin Lee

Jamie Carr and Casey Boswell proudly announce the birth of their son, Jaydin Lee, who arrived September 28, 2005, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

He weighed 8 lbs. 5.5 oz. and measured 21.25 inches in length.

Also welcoming home the new arrival were his big brothers, Preston Carr and Tyler Boswell.


Madison Ree Ward

Matt and Bridget Ward proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Ree, who arrived on August 25, 2005, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and measured 20 inches in length.

She is the granddaughter of Harlon and Glenda Watson of Celina, Glenda Williams of Cookeville, and Michael Williams of Hardy's Chapel.

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


Stanton Darb

Al Hastings and Amy Cooper proudly announce the birth of their son, Stanton Darb, who arrived August 10, 2005, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

He weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. and measured 20.5 inches in length.

His grandparents are Judy Cooper of Alpine, Jim and Deb Copeland of Livingston, and the late Darb Cooper.

Also welcoming home the new arrival was his big sister, Taylor Hastings.


Britney Lynn

Christopher Anthony Shores and Jean Lynn Schroeder proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Britney Lynn, who arrived on August 18, 2005, at Carthage General Hospital.

She weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and measured 19.5 inches long.

She is the granddaughter of Grady Speck, Doris Reynolds, and Ralph and Bertha Shores of Brush Creek.

Also welcoming home the new arrival was her brother, Christopher Jr. and Lisa Marie.

Delivering the baby were Dr. Richard T. Rutherford and Heather Lafever, CNM, of Carthage Family Practice Specialists, PC.


Marriage Licenses

Barry Dale Staggs, Lavergne, and Crystal Gail Cope, Monroe.

Travis Larry Wills, Hilham, and Patricia Renee Wix, Murfreesboro.

Stanton Michael Hensley and Tammy Sue Braddock, both of Gainesboro.



.Miss Meredith and Mr. Oliver exchange wedding vows Sept. 17

Miss Rebecca Annette Meredith, given in marriage by her brother, Nathan Meredith, and her mother, became the bride of Mr. Lucas Wayne Oliver on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Alpine Christ Church Presbyterian. Bro. John Copeland, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Alpine, officiated the 3 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Verna Meredith of Alpine and Ed Meredith of Lancaster, KY. She is the granddaughter of Amly Poore of Byrdstown, Edgar and Gladys Meredith of Finksburg, MD, the late Edd O. Poore, and Janice Meredith.

She is employed with Overton County News.

The groom is the son of Brenda Oliver of Livingston and the grandson of the late Dallas and Evalena Collins.

He is employed with Eaton-Inoac.

Musical selections for the ceremony were played on piano by Jennifer Ledbetter and included "Cannon in D", "La Vie En Rose", "What a Wonderful World", "Me and You", "Moon River", and the traditional "Bridal Chorus" and "Wedding March".

The bride entered the church wearing a satin A-line gown with lace embroidered cap sleeves, side draping, and beaded metallic embroidery on the bodice and skirt. The gown also featured a chapel-length train.

Her jewelry included pearl drop earrings, a pearl and silver necklace, and a pearl and diamond bracelet, all gifts from her maid of honor.

Completing her look was an elbow-length veil and matching tiara, both accented with Swarovski crystals.

Her bouquet consisted of a variety of flowers such as tulips, calla lilies, daisies, and roses in lilac, orchid, pink, white, and deep purple, enhanced with ivy and other greenery, tied with a silk white ribbon. Serving as maid of honor was Chrissy Meredith. Bridesmaids were Tabitha Brown and Alisha Looper.

Each attendant wore an orchid-colored floor-length gown and carried a small bouquet of flowers, similar to the bride's.

Avery Faith Brown was the flower girl and was supposed to sprinkle white and lilac flower petals along the wooden aisle to the altar. She made her entrance in a wagon pulled by her brother, Cameron Levi Brown. Also riding in the wagon was their little brother, Tristan James Brown, who served as ringbearer.

The groom wore a black tux, silver vest and tie, and a white shirt with a white wing-tipped collar. His boutonniere was a white rose surrounded with baby's breath and greenery.

Darren Murphy served as best man. Groomsmen were Jamie Valentine and Bobby Corley. Each wore a tuxedo and boutonniere matching the groom's.

Brandi Smith kept the guest register and her beau, Matt Bilbrey, handed out programs as guests entered the church.

Coordinating the ceremony was Elaine Watkins, cousin of the bride.

Dewain Peek and his fiancˇe, Karen York, photographed the ceremony. Serving as the videographer and sound technician was Michael West, cousin of the groom.

A reception followed the wedding in the church yard, where guests enjoyed musical arrangements performed on classical guitar by Stephen Poore, cousin of the bride.

Servers for the reception were Heather Barnes, Emily Sells, and Shotsie Jackson.

The bride's cake, designed by Patricia Neff, was white and four-tiered with the top and third layer created in a circle shape and second and bottom layers in a square shape. The cake was accented by lilac, pink, orchid, and white silk flowers and petals, with a heart cake topper placed between the second and third layers.

The groom's cake was decorated in bowling pins, with a round bowling ball, blue in color, protruding from the sheet cake to recognize one of the groom's favorite hobbies.

After greeting the guests, receiving warm wishes, and being bombarded with birdseed, the couple left the site in a white carriage, pulled by two mules, driven by Scott Watkins of Allons.

The newlyweds spent their week-long honeymoon at the Isle of Palms, SC, Charleston, SC, and Savannah, GA. They are now making their home in Alpine.




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