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Archives 10-22-2008


Marriage Licenses



Julie Elizabeth Thompson

Jason and Janet Thompson, of Allons, proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Julie Elizabeth, who arrived June 15 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She weighed 9 lbs. 14 oz. and was 20- 1/2 inches in length.

Her grandparents are Gayland and Freida Finch of Willow Grove, Jill Thompson of Union Hill and Timmy and Beckie Thompson of Rockwood.

Luke Owen Davis

Chuck and Amy Davis of Livingston proudly announce the birth of their son, Luke Owen, who arrived Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He weighed 8 lbs., 11 oz. and was 21 inches in length.

His grandparents are Frank and Judy Goodpasture of Livingston, Diane Norrod of Rickman, and Jack Davis of Livingston.

His great grandparents are Emma Ray of Livingston, B. D. Ray of Cookeville, Gerald Norrod of Monroe and the late Catherine Norrod, Owen and Leafie Goodpasture, and Clarence and Blanche Davis.

Also welcoming home the new arrival was his big brother, Kyle Lansden Davis.

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Marriage Licenses
Harold Martin Frantom and Catherine R. Snook, both of Westmoreland, TN.

Fred W. Sherrill, Jr. and Jessica M. McCowan, both of Livingston.

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Miss Smith and Mr. Pennington
exchange wedding vows September 13

Mr. and Mrs. Troy Pennington

Miss Lacey S. Smith, given in marriage by her father, became the bride of Mr. Troy Pennington on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the farm of the bride’s parents in Rickman. Bro. Cecil Barlow officiated the 3 p.m. double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Ronnie M. and Cindy L. Smith of Rickman. She is the granddaughter of Roberta Smith, Edward A. Garner, and the late McCoy Smith and Clara Garner.

The groom is the son of Grant and Carol Pennington of Livingston. He is the grandson of S.D. and Nancy Pennington, Lily Pennington, and Cecil and Betty Barlow.

Outdoor wedding decorations consisted of a haybale background with Indian corn, corn shocks, pumpkins, and multi-colored mums.

Musical selections for the ceremony were a taped assortment of wedding music by various artists.

The bride wore a simple sleeveless gown featuring a very intricate beaded band forming a V-neckline. The empire bodice and A-line skirt were softly gathered and the beaded bands criss-crossed down the daring back into a plain chapel-length train.

Her jewelry included a tiara of Austrian baquette crystals, a double row of Austrain baquette crystal dangling earrings, and a matching bracelet.

Her bouquet consisted of yellow and white daisies with yellow sunflowers, accented with hypericum berries and a wheat collar tied with her late grandfather’s hankerchiefs.

Serving as maid of honor was Brittany Montooth, a friend of the bride.

Acting as bridesmaid was Leah Thomas of Hardys Chapel, a friend of the bride.

The maid of honor wore a chocolate brown, tea length, halter style, A-line dress with key lime accents on the hemline and sash, and the bridesmaid wore a key lime, tea length, halter style, A-line dress with chocolate brown accents on the hemline and sash.

They carried a bouquet of fall flowers with autumn leaves, yellow sunflowers and keylime ribbons and bows. A necklace and earrings of lime green and brown stones with an antique finish completed their look.

Serving as flower girls were Abigail and Madison Hammock, twin daughters of Terry and Mellissa Hammock. They threw autumn colored leaves from small baskets as they made their way down the aisle wearing rhinestone tiaras.

Serving as best man was Eli Bowman of Clarkrange, a friend of the groom. John Matthews of Clarkrange, a friend of the groom, served as groomsman.

Ushers were Lance Smith of Rickman, brother of the bride, and Chris “Pudgey” Gore of Hilham.

The bride’s mother wore a sleeveless, V-neck, chocolate brown and salmon dress with a crocheted 3/4 length sleeved matching sweater and a string of cultured pearls and pearl and diamond earrings. Her corsage was filled with green and white daisies, small yellow sunflowers, and green and brown ribbons.

The groom’s mother wore a multi-colored, floral print, halter-style A-line dress with matching necklace and earrings. Her corsage was filled with yellow and white daisies and accented with autumn colored oak leaves and green and brown ribbons.

Savannah and Courtney Phillips, cousins of the groom, kept the guest register. The guests’ table was adorned with a basket of yellow mums with an arrangement of multi-colored Indian corn and a miniature scarecrow.

The bride and her father were driven to the wedding by Ronald Boles in a white vis-a-vis carriage pulled by a blonde Belgium mare owned by the bride’s family.

Prior to the wedding ceremony, the bride and her older brother, Lance, released two white doves in memory of their late grandparents as Sandra Mathews read a poem.

After the couple exchanged their vows, a covet of white doves, provided by Tim Reagan of “Wings of Love”, were released.

The couple left the wedding site in the white carriage to begin their new life as husband and wife.

A reception was held at the the Rotary Ag Complex in Livingston.

The bride’s table was accented with a three-tiered green and brown cake accented with autumn leaves and a monogrammed cake topper.

The groom’s cake was a Hershey bar cake accented with a small 4-wheeler.

His table was decorated with a groom’s racing jersey scattered with autumn leaves.

Sandy Hull served at the cake table as Priscilla Fleming, Opal Walker, and Amanda Lee served at the buffet table.

After the reception, the couple left for a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, SC.

The bride’s traveling costume was white capri pants with a black knit top and white “Just Married” flip flops.

The bride is a 2006 graduate of Livingston Academy and a 2008 graduate of Tennessee Technology Center in Crossville with a degree in surgical technology.

The groom is a 2001 graduate of Livingston Academy and is employed at Nuera Transport in Cookeville.

Out of town guests were Faye Hudson of Halifax, VA; Edward A. Garner and Robert, Carole, and Lee Garner all of Hartsville, SC; Betty Blanks, Danny and Debra Comer, Charlene Conner, Christy Hudson and Brian Coons all of South Boston, VA.

They are now making their home in the Highland Mountain Community in Rickman.

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