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Marriage Licenses





Marriage Licenses

Frankie Scott Bybee and Melissa Kay Pippin, both of Livingston.

Anthony C. Andrews, Liberty, KY, and Jauhmell Burke, Columbia, KY.

Cisneros DeLeon Federico and Apolonia Diequez Garcia, both of Livingston.

Kenny Percy Creswell and Leigh Ann Holmes, both of Allred.

Bradley Scott Thornton and Lydia Diane Steel, both of Alpine.

Timothy Chase Brown and Brandy Lynn Gibson, both of Cookeville.

Robert Ray Matthews, Rickman, and Sandra Dawn West, Jamestown.



Couple ties knot in Mule Day ceremony

photo courtesy of The Daily Herald
The newlyweds beam with joy after their ceremony on Mule Day in Columbia.

By MARVINE SUGG, Lifestyles Editor The Daily Herald
In a special Mule Day wedding ceremony at 10:30 a.m., just prior to the parade with thousands of visitors as witnesses, a couple tied the knot.

Sandra West, of Jamestown, and Bob Matthews, of Rickman, had both had church weddings, and this time around they decided to do something different. This was the couple's first Mule Day experience.

"We both ride quarter horses," Sandra said, "and since we planned to come to Columbia for the Mule Day parade, this seemed like the appropriate place."

The couple, attired in Civil War-era clothing, exchanged vows beneath the traffic lights at the corner of Cemetery Avenue and Carmack Boulevard in a ceremony performed by Rick Points. They then boarded the wagon of Coy Flowers of Clarkrange for the ride along the parade route. Flowers and his friend, Cathi Jolly, had decorated the wagon especially for the occasion.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a beautiful antebellum gown featuring a floral calico skirt, a champagne lace-trimmed underskirt and a long champagne brocade jacket. A matching hat complemented her outfit. She carried a bouquet of mixed spring flowers tied with champagne ribbon.

The groom was attired in a black frock coat, black trousers, champagne brocade vest, black string tie, and boots. He wore a red boutonniere.

Ronnie and Cindy Smith, of Rickman, friends of the couple, served as their attendants.

The Smiths said they have attended Mule Day for several years and usually ride in the parade, but this year they were playing a different, more romantic role.

In addition to their attendants, most of the couple's families, including their parents, children, and grandchildren, were on hand to celebrate the occasion.

The bride is the daughter of Billy and Delta Ferrell of Livingston. The groom's parents are Gerene Matthews of Rickman and the late Robert Ray Matthews.

The new Mrs. Matthews received her bachelor's degree from Tennessee Technological University and her master's in education from Middle Tennessee State University. She teaches gifted students in four elementary schools and a high school in the Fentress County School System. The groom received a bachelor of science in agriculture from Tennessee Tech. He is a quality engineer with FlowServe in Cookeville.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen, parade grand marshal, came by to congratulate the couple.

"Words cannot express our appreciation to the entire city of Columbia for the help they gave in pulling this together," Sandra said.




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