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ENGAGEMENT & MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENTS

March 4, 2007 (Jacksonville Daily Progress)

Jamye Lea Standley, to Royce Emory Read

Jeff and Cheryl Standley of Jacksonville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamye Lea Standley, to Royce Emory Read, son of Jackie Lowrie of Tyler and Dennis and Jamima Read of Nacogdoches. Jamye is a graduate of The University of Texas at Tyler and is employed by Tyler Independent School District. Royce is a graduate of The University of Texas at Tyler and is employed at Henry and Peters Accounting in Tyler. The wedding will be held April 28, 2007, at Central Baptist Church in Jacksonville.

Dorian M. Forrest to Heath Martin

Larry and Pam Williford of Jacksonville (and the late Mike Forrest) are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Dorian M. Forrest of Henderson to Heath Martin, son of Larry and Sheree Martin of Price. The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Henderson High School and also a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University. She is currently employed by Henderson ISD as a teacher. The bridegroom-elect is a 2000 graduate of Carlisle High School in Price and is currently employed by BCC Motor Sports (Nascar). The couple will wed June 9, 2007, in Henderson.

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March 7, 2007 (The Cherokeen Herald)

     Clayton-Oliver
Robert and Carlene Clayton of Rusk announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Marie, to Michael Todd Oliver of Jacksonville, son of Michael Tim and Edwina Oliver of Dallas and Jay and Cindy Cole of Jacksonville. The couple will be married May 5 at First Baptist Church Rusk.

 

Dover-Eckel
Sherry and Greg Dover of Rusk announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Jennifer Lucille, to Edward Joseph Eckel II, son of Terry Eckel of Rusk and E. J. Eckel of Gallatin. The couple will marry June 2 at Lon Morris College chapel. Miss Dover's grandparents are Diann and Jerry Don Norton of Rusk, Anne and Herman Beard of Tyler, and Peggy and James Dover of Giddings. Her great-grandparents are Lynn Banks and Marie Penn, both of Rusk. Mr. Eckel's grandparents are the late Catherine and Bob Parker, Bill Eckel of Rusk and the late Zana "Mickie" Eckel.

  Smith - Meador

The engagement of Samantha Nicole Smith and James Clyde Meador is announced by their parents, James and Barbara Taylor of Rusk and Robert Meador of Jacksonville and Brenda and Hubert Brumit of Rusk. They will marry April 13 at Jim Hogg Park. The bride-elect is a senior at Rusk High School and is employed with the Army National Guard. Mr. Meador is a RHS graduate and is employed as a welder at Martin Lake Construction.

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March 11, 2007 (Jacksonville Daily Progress)

Denise Thompson to Keith Goldey

Roy and Lori Thompson of Rusk are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Denise Thompson to Keith Goldey of Rusk, son of George Goldey of Canton and the late Linda Goldey.

The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Boyd High School.

The couple will be married March 17, 2007, in Rusk.

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March 14, 2007 (The Cherokeean Herald)

Blackwood
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Johnson of Wells announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Johnson of Lufkin, to James Blackwood of Lufkin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Blackwood of Wichita Falls. The wedding will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at Falvey Memorial United Methodist Church in Wells.

    Couple will wed March 31

Sheila Renee Aldava and Robert Daniel Sitton will be married at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Lanes Chapel United Methodist Church in Tyler.  

The bride is the daughter of Geno Aldava of Lufkin and Brenda Robertson of Rusk. The groom is the son of Daniel and Gayla Sitton of Oak Flat.

Carl Sadler will be organist. Vocalist accompaniment will be Melody, Brooke and Brittany Hughes. Bridal attendants include Stephanie May, Ramey Beard and Kelly Bristow, all of Rusk, and Taylor Sitton of Oak Flat. Flower girl will be Emma Sitton of Oak Flat and ring bearer will be Will Dixon of Alto. Groomsmen will be Micah Nauck of Nacogdoches, Anthony Cruz of Laneville, Seth Sitton of Oak Flat and Thomas Sitton of New Braunsfels. The reception will be held at Lanes Chapel Methodist Church in Tyler.

Following their wedding the couple will be at home in Libert.

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March 17, 2007 (The Cherokeean Herald)

Engagement told
Mr. and Mrs. David McBroom of Rusk and Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Casper of Jacksonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Bethany to Brandon Simpson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Simpson of Jacksonville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bonnie McBroom of Rusk and G.E. Casper and Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Lightsey of Jacksonville. She is a 2006 Rusk High School graduate and currently a student at Jacksonville College. Mr. Simpson is employed by Palmer ICH and Payne Inc. The couple will be married March 31 at Lon Morris College chapel.

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March 18, 2007 (Jacksonville Daily Progress)

Lindsey Lee Waller to Michael Edward Icenogle

Lindsey Lee Waller, daughter of Bill and Myra Waller, and Michael Edward Icenogle, son of Kathy Icenogle and the late Edward Icenogle, were united in marriage at 6 p.m., March 3, 2007, at Elmwood Gardens in Palestine. The Rev. Jack Albright officiated over the double ring ceremony.

The bride was given in marriage by her father, Bill Waller. She wore an elegant formal gown by Eve of Milady in pure silk satin. The elongated strapless bodice was covered with silver embroidery and beaded with tiny pearls and Swarovski crystals. Repetitions of the beaded embroidery motifs were repeated on the full ball-gown skirt and down the length of the cathedral train. A single layer of veiling in sheer illusion was edged with a double row of crystal bugle beads. The mother of the bride wore a formal pantsuit of black chiffon with a jacket of beaded, re-embroidered Alencon lace fastened with jet crystals. Sarah Waller, sister of the bride served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kendra Wright, Khara Gunnels and Colleen O’Maine. The bride’s honor attendants wore identical dresses of black tissue taffeta in a strapless ballgown style with a full pick-up skirt. A cranberry sash accented the waist. Tristan Chancey served as flower girl. The flower girl wore a floor-length dress of cranberry satin with a pick-up skirt to match the bridesmaids. Will Chancey served as ring bearer. Best man was Brinson Icenogle, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Kevin Bessey, George Hickman, grandfather of the groom and Michael Hickman. Ushers were Christopher Glass and Bryan Glass, cousins of the bride. Musicians were oboeist, Alicia Tennison, aunt of the bride; and soloist, Sarah Waller, sister of the bride. A reception was held at 7 p.m., at Elmwood Gardens. The bride and groom each hold a bachelor of arts degree in music. After a honeymoon trip to Keystone, Colorado, the couple will reside in Coppell.

Terry Lea Brown, to Mark Grimes

Jo Brown and the late Oscar Brown of Whitehouse are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Terry Lea, to Mark Grimes, son of Evelyn Armstrong and the late Bobby Joe Grimes of Jacksonville. The couple will be married April 14, 2007. Following a honeymoon trip, the couple will reside in Tyler.

Krystle Renee Baker, to Brice Paul McCune

Michelle and Craig Henderson of Jacksonville and Greg and Heidi Baker of Weatherford are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Krystle Renee Baker, to Brice Paul McCune, son of Paula and Elton McCune of Jacksonville. Krystle is a graduate of Jacksonville High School and is currently attending The University of Texas at Tyler nursing program with plans to graduate May 2008. Brice is also a JHS graduate and is employed with Maddox AC in Tyler. The couple will wed June 9, at Rivercreek Farm and Ranch in Tyler.

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March 25, 2007 (Jacksonville Daily Progress)

Jeana Raeann Shulenberger to John Lewis McIntosh, Jr.

Debra Shulenberger of Jacksonville and Bill and Sheri Shulenberger of McKinney are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jeana Raeann Shulenberger to John Lewis McIntosh, Jr., son of Bill and Renae Leach of Rice, and John McIntosh, Sr. of Corsicana.  The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Jacksonville High School and a 2005 graduate of Baylor University.  She is currently enrolled in Navarro College's nursing program, is a member of Alpha Phi Omega and is employed at Wal-Mart Stores in Corsicana.  The bridegroom-elect is a 2000 graduate of Rice High School and is employed at Watkins Construction Company in Corsicana.  The couple will wed May 12, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana.

Weddings for March 25

Stephanie Lee Collier, daughter of Rod and Stacey Folsom and Wendall and Ann Collier and Shelton Tyson Benton, son of Linda Benton and Chester and Brenda Benton, were united in marriage at 5 p.m., March 10, 2007, at Castle on the Lake Inn and RV Resort in Jacksonville, with Cherokee County judge Chris Davis officiating over the double ring ceremony.

The bride was given in marriage by Rod Folsom and Wendall Collier. She wore a cinderella-like ballroom strapless dress with pearls and rhinestones sewn into the bodice and skirt. The dress was made of a beautiful crushed satin with gathers throughout the skirt. The dress had a dropped waist and form fitting with a mid-length train with laces up the back. Matron of honor was Sylvia Haynes. Bridesmaids were Loryn Smith and Samantha Green and junior bridesmaid was Savana Folsom. Flower girls were Kenadi Collier and Lacy Scruggs. Ring bearer was Trenton Collier-Gonzales. Best man was Cameron Benton. Groomsmen were Travis Benton and Patrick Benton. Junior Groomsman was Shamar Poole Benton. Ushers were Jarvis Walker and Daniel Jones.

The ceremony was DJ’ed by Darrel Sturns. A reception was held at Castle on the Lake. The bride is a graduate of Ryan High School and has attended Murray State University and Tyler Junior College. The groom is a graduate of Kennard High School and has attended Tyler Junior College. After a honeymoon trip to Turner Falls, Okla., the couple will reside in Jacksonville.

Carrie Jean Blakely and Nicholas Joseph Daugherty

Carrie Jean Blakely and Nicholas Joseph Daugherty were married March 3, 2007, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas by the Reverend Robert Hasley.

The bride wore a white silk taffeta ball gown with semi cathedral train. The strapless sweetheart bodice, hemline and full train were embellished with Swarovski crystals and beading. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh Blakely, Jr. of Dallas and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Daugherty of Irving. Carrie is the granddaughter of Mrs. Jean Bearden of Jacksonville. The maid of honor was Justine Collier. Bridesmaids were Kimberly Hoffmann, Kathleen Hudnall and Allison Mackey. The best man was Justin Rivette. Groomsmen were Noah Mitros, Eric Hernandez and Raleigh Blakely, III. Ushers were Keith Hernandez and Christopher Blakely. Reader was Kari McNicoll.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at Bent Tree Country Club. The couple honeymooned in the Caribbean.

Ashley Nicole Douglas to Jimmy Zednick

Ashley Nicole Douglas, daughter of Wendy Zavala of Jacksonville, and Jason Lee Zednick, son of Jimmy and Tina Zednick of Jacksonville, were united in marriage at 2 p.m., March 13, 2007, in Nacogdoches. The maid of honor was Amanda Chandler of Jacksonville. Bridesmaid was Lauren Freedman of Jacksonville. The best man was Jason Dement of Jacksonville. Groomsman was Devin McDaniel of Jacksonville.

Both bride and groom are planned to graduate from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2009. The couple will live in Nacogdoches.

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March 28, 2007 (The Cherokeean Herald)

Mrs. Justin Lansdale

Lansdale-Emerson vows spoken in Louisiana
Couple is at home in Leesville, La.

 

Virginia Leigh Emerson and Justin Ryan Lansdale were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m., Dec. 23, at the First United Methodist Church in Natchitoches, La. Pastor Ken Graham officiated for the double ring ceremony. Glenda Higginbotham was the organist. Kristine Joubert and Mr. Daniel Stiles were the string instrumentalists.  

The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Barbara Emerson of Rusk. She is the granddaughter of Betty Weaver of Rusk, Jerry and Jana Emerson of Eufaula, Okla., Patricia Fry of Jacksonville and the late Jamie Weaver.

She is a graduate of Rusk High School, Lon Morris College, University of Texas and Northwestern Louisiana State University.

The groom is the son of Randy and Joyce Lansdale of Leesville, La. He is the grandson of John and Mary Lansdale of Chandler, and the late James and Savannah Spurgeon.

He is a graduate of Leesville High School, Northwestern State University and Upper Iowa University.

Escorted and given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a Mary's gown. The couture gown was a captivating A-line strapless satin gown with crystals, pearls, metallic embroidery and vertical cascading bugle beading. Contrasting color on the yoke and hem of the cathedral train was champagne on ivory.

Attending the bride as matron of honor was her sister, Stephanie Nicole Emerson of Denver, Colo. Maid of honor was Courtney Patrick of Gainesville, Fla. Bridesmaids were: Jammi Rodberg of Tyler, Moncia Caldero of Leesville and April Emerson Kidd of Honolulu, Hawaii. Flower girl was Abbigale Caldero of Leesville. The bridesmaids wore gowns each of different styles of floor length, champagne in color with black satin ribbon and buttons. The matron of honor wore a floor length champagne gown with black satin sash boa, embellished with crystals and pearls. Best man was the groom's brother Joshua Lansdale of Leesville. Groomsmen were Scoot Spurgeon of Leesville, Kevin Monk of Lafayette, La., Andrew Simms of Lake Charles, La. and Joey Caldero of Leesville. Acolytes were Anthony and Alex Caldero of Leesville. Ushers were: Jake Cavanaugh of New Orleans, La., Kenneth Hughes of Baton Rouge, La. and Joel Caldwell of Thibodaux, La.

The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom's parents on Friday Dec. 22, at the Samuel Guy House in Natchitoches. A reception following the marriage ceremony was hosted by the brides' parents at the Prudhomme Rouquier Plantation House in Natchitoches. The evening was then enjoyed by the bride and groom with family and friends for an eye catching stroll or by horse drawn carriages along the Natchitoches River to view the Christmas Festival Light show and firework display before departing on their honeymoon to Steamboat Springs, Colo.

The couple is now at home in Leesville.