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Cherokee County, Texas


May 2, 2007 (Cherokeean Herald)

Dottie Nicole Hale of Rusk and Jeffrey Steven Buckholt of Jacksonville announce their engagement and approaching marriage on June 2. Miss Hale is the daughter of Robert David and Marie Hale of Rusk. Mr. Buckholt is the son of George Buckholt of Jacksonville and Donna and Martin Kropp of Dialville.


May 6, 2007 (Jacksonville Daily Progress)

Alyssa Pryor/William Moore III Wedding

Alyssa Juanice Pryor and William E. Moore, III were united in marriage on Saturday, March 3rd, 2007 at3:00 in the afternoon at Bridge Pointe Baptist Church in Tyler. The Reverend Johnny Johnson read vows before two white trees trimmed in tiny pink blossoms and twinkling white lights, the altar beautifully decorated with pink and white flowers and fifty white candles on each side. White and pink blossoms adorned the wedding arch where the couple said their vows, exchanged rings, and completed the ceremony in the lighting of the unity candle and coming together again under and through the wedding arch. Family seating was designated with pedestals adorned with large candles dressed up with pearls and wedding tool. Parents of the bride are Mike and Vicki Pryor of Jacksonville, Texas. Alyssa is the Granddaughter of Mrs. Juanice Friday and  Mrs. Patsy Pryor and the late Melvin Pryor of Jacksonville and the Great-granddaughter of Elsie Bolton of Rusk. The groom is the son of LaVina Moore and the late William E. Moore, Jr. of Jacksonville. The bride was escorted by her father, Mike Pryor.  She wore a lovely strapless gown of white bridal satin, corset bodice with bow and broach detail and a satin full pick-up skirt. Long white gloves with cut lace trimmed with tiny pearls and beads complimented her gown. A silver tiara with rhinestones and pearls adorned her hair. The bride carried a beautiful bouquet of white lilies, draped in pearls and wrapped in white lace. Alyssa was attended by Matron of honor, Leah Bowen, sister of the bride and bridesmaids Ashley Bentley, longtime friend of the bride, Rebekah Adam Ellis of Clarkesville, Tennessee, cousin of the bride and Jessica Lanier, friend of the bride of Jacksonville.  The bride’s honor attendants wore identical strapless tea length formals of pink and black satin adorned with silver-jeweled buckle bows at the waist. They carried hand tied bouquets of hydrangea flowers and embellished with tiny pink flowers and pearls. Brooklyn Callum, niece of the groom served as flower girl. Brooklyn wore a floor length satin white dress with a full pick-up skirt fashioned after the bridal gown and enhanced with a pink sash at the waist and bow on the back. She carried a white basket adorned with pearls and filled with pink rose petals. The groom's attendants were Best Man, Jessie Cox; and groomsmen Jason Moore, Seth Cookie and Robert Cox, all long time friends of the groom. The ring bearer was Clayton Bowen, sixteen-month-old nephew of the bride. John Adam, cousin of the bride, and Michael Hinds, cousin of the groom served as ushers and candle lighters. Pianist Shelly Davis provided music for the ceremony. Soloist, Melanie Meza sang the Lord’s Prayer. Elizabeth Osborne and Nicole Moore, sisters of the groom, presided at the wedding guest registry and presented guests with wedding ceremony programs and bubbles for after the reception. Michael Bearden served as videographer and Aaron Bearden as photographer. A reception was held at the church following the ceremony. The bride and groom entered the reception through a wedding arch decorated with pink and white flowers draped and wrapped in white wedding lace and tool. The beautiful reception tables were dressed in elegant linens of white and pink, with centerpiece vases of white hydrangea flowers. D’Anne McCune of Designs by D’Anne made the "Pearl Necklace" wedding cake, embellished with light pink ribbon on top and edible pink pearls separating the tiers. Vicki Friday, aunt of the bride, made the groom’s cake, a red velvet cake with dipped chocolate strawberries. Wedding punch flowed from a silver fountain. Mike Pryor, father of the bride toasted the new couple. Reception servers were Terri Bearden, Vicki Friday and Ashley Roscoe. The pastor, Johnny Johnson and his wife, Dawn, catered and served the buffet style dinner for the seated guests. Honor attendants were Dawn Johnson, Wedding Planner and Consultant, and Betty O'Neil, dear family friend. Out of town guests were Terri and Michael Bearden, aunt and uncle of the bride; Aaron Bearden, cousin of the bride, and his fiancé, Ashley Roscoe of Mesa, AZ.; William Steven Moore, older brother of the groom of Dallas, TX.;  Jason and Alicia Ardoin, sister of the groom, Caleb and Kerrigan of Corpus Christi, TX.; Paula and Keith Ray, Ashley, Brooklyn and Zachary Callum, and Michael, Elizabeth and Cameron Beber all of Bonham, TX.; and Rebekah and Aiden Ellis of Clarkesville, TN.  The groom and his family hosted the rehearsal dinner at Ryan's Restaurant in Tyler. The bride attended Jacksonville schools. She is a May 2005 graduate of Craft Baptist Christian School. She received her diploma from the Esthetics Spa Division of Star College of Cosmetology of Tyler and a Certificate of completion from Dermalogica of Dallas Partnership Program for Cosmetology and Esthetic Schools in December 2005.  The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations Division license her as a Facial Esthetician.  The groom was home schooled, completing his high school studies at age sixteen at which time he entered Alert Military Academy in Michigan. He graduated in the top five of his class from The Ocean Corporation School of Commercial Diving as a Certified Deep- sea Diver.  He is employed by Seamar Company out of Houston. The couple is residing in Lindale.


May 9, 2007 (Cherokeean Herald)

Mr. and Mrs. Billy Crowley of Rusk announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley, to Christopher Ford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Ford of Rusk. The couple will be married at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 30, in the Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church.


May 13, 2007 (Jacksonville Daily Progress)


Rick and Gail Northen of Hot Springs Village, AR announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Lee Northen to Dr. Zachary Zane Leslie.  Brittany is the granddaughter of Delores Northen of Jacksonville, TX.  Zachary is the son of Donna King of Big Spring, TX and Wayne Leslie of La Luz, NM.  Zac graduated from Abilene Christian University and Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX.  He now resides in Palestine, TX and owns Willow Creek Chiropractic and Wellness.

Brittany graduated from Harding University in Searcy, AR and now attends Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.  The wedding is Saturday, June 2, 2007 at Reflections on Spring Creek in Dallas, Tx.


Laura and Gene Brumbelow of Jacksonville announce the engagement of their daughter Anne Brumbelow to Bud Farmer son of Lucy Farmer of Austin and the late James Farmer. Anne is a graduate of Jacksonville High School and is pursuing a degree in elementary education at the University of Texas, Tyler. Bud is a graduate of Jacksonville High School and owns James Farmer Construction Company. The couple will wed at 7 p.m., Sunday May 27, 2007 at Elmwood Gardens.


May 16, 2007 (Cherokeean Herald)


Mary M. Beard of Tyler and James G. Thompson Jr. of Rusk will be married Saturday, June 2, at the Glenwood Church of Christ in Tyler. Miss Beard is the daughter of Linda and Mike Beard of Jacksonville. Mr. Thompson is the son of Sharon and Jimmy Thompson of Rusk.


Jerry D. Phifer and Jodie L. Spradlin, both of Jacksonville will pledge their commitment in a marriage ceremony at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at their home in Jacksonville. Friends and relatives are invited to attend.


May 18, 2007 (Jacksonville Daily Progress)


Erin Nicole Stilley and Gregory Leonard Hugghins were united in marriage on Saturday, Mar. 10, 2007 at Wild Rose Hall in Dripping Springs, Texas. Erin is the daughter of John and Jonnie Stilley of Lubbock. Gregory is the son of Barbara Hugghins of Jacksonville and the late Gordon Leonard Hugghins. The couple was honored with a party in the home of Dian Adams. Hostesses for the event were Dian Adams, Vida Joseph, Midge Going, Tina Sorrell, Mary Agnes Lane, Ann Culotta, Shirley Reese and Sue Matejka.


May 20, 2007 (Jacksonville Daily Progress)


Donna Williams of Jacksonville is proud to announce the engagement of her daughter Chelsea June Williams to Daniel Ray Heron son of Jimmy and Nancy Heron of Jacksonville. Chelsea’s father is the late Terry Williams. Chelsea will be a 2007 graduate of Jacksonville High School. Daniel graduated from Jacksonville High School in 2005. He is attending Tyler Junior College and is a member of the Delta Psi Omega fraternity. He is currently employed with Rusk State Hospital. The couple plan to wed on July 7, 2007 at Love’s Lookout.


Jimmy and Vivian Hawkins and Jeanine Sparks of Tyler are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Jackie Bell to Junior White son of Bruce and Sybil White of Jacksonville. Jackie graduated from Chapel Hill High School in 1993. She is currently employed with Curl Up and Dye Hair Salon in Tyler. Junior graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1997. He is attending the University of Texas, Tyler and currently employed with All-Trans. The couple plan to wed on June 2, 2007 at Castle on the Lake in Jacksonville.


Rodney Arnold of Meadville, Mississippi and Charles and Odie Wallace of Jacksonville are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Chandra LaAnn Arnold to James Scott Mayfield son of Jim and Jill Mayfield of Dialville and Thomas and Deborah Jay of New Summerfield. Chandra graduated from Jacksonville High School in 2004 and is currently employed in Jacksonville. Scott graduated from Jacksonville High School in 2002 and is currently employed in Jacksonville. The couple plan to wed on June 2, 2007 at Teaberry Farm.


May 23, 2007 (The Cherokeean)

     Alaina Michele Archer and Philip Daniel Hurlburt announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Ms. Archer is the daughter of Doug Carroll of Rusk and Terry and Sondra Tosh of Crestview, Fla. Mr. Hurlburt is the son of Gary Hulburt of Gun Barrel City and Pamela Bruton of Newport Richie, Fla. The couple will be married June 30 in Rusk.

     Mr. and Mrs. Darren Vaught of Rusk and Cedia Vaught of Jacksonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Autumn, to Shad Lucas, son of Donnita and Ronnie Lucas of Rusk. The couple will be married at 4 p.m. July 28 at Rocky Springs Baptist Church in Dialville.


May 27, 2007 (Jacksonville Daily Progress)

Stone, Bolton exchange vows

Wendy Renita Stone and Brian Kirk Bolton, both of Jacksonville, were united in marriage on April 28 in Jacksonville, Texas. The groom’s brother, the Rev. D’Wayne Bolton, of New Braunfels, officiated. Tall East Texas Pine trees provided the backdrop for an outdoor ceremony. The bride, escorted by her son Justin Stone, walked down 60-feet of white floral runner to a gazebo handmade by the groom. The gazebo was made of cedar posts which were notched and fit into place. The path the wedding party passed through contained several individual arches also made by the groom and trimmed by the bride and friends. The wooden structures were decorated with yards of white tulle and simple sprays of lilacs and jasmine. Wendy’s ivory satin, Cinderella-style gown, was embellished with pearls, rhinestones, and embroidered rosettes, hand sewn onto the garment by the bride. Wendy is the daughter of Rita Hudson of Lufkin and Joe and Debra Russell of Kilgore. Brian is the son of Derwin and Sandra Bolton of Jacksonville. Meagan and Jalyn Stone, daughters of the bride, served as bridesmaids. Both girls wore floor-length, periwinkle satin dresses. Heath Bolton, son of the groom, served as best man. Heath, as well as the bride’s escort Justin, wore dark trousers and periwinkle dress shirts. Katie Bailey, daughter of the groom, and Brianna Dallas, God-daughter of the bride, served as the flower girls. Also in attendance was the bride’s grandmother Nelda Hudson of Rusk along with over a 100 friends and family members from across the Lone Star State. Following the double-ring ceremony a reception was held at the Woodmen of the World Hall. Derwin Bolton, father of the groom, provided a buffet of beef brisket for the reception. Guests were treated to a four layer square wedding cake, created by the bride’s close friend Linda Jones, was iced in periwinkle, sunny yellow, lavender, and teal. It was embellished with large pearls, blue flowers, and yellow blossoms. The bride and groom shared their first dance as husband and wife while guests enjoyed dessert. The newlyweds plan to make their home in Dialville.

Buss, Sampson to marry

William and Karen Buss of Union, Kentucky are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Hansen Buss of Troup to Bradly Shawn Sampson of Troup, son of Glen and Kay Sampson of Troup. Erin is a 2000 graduate Ryle High School in Union, Kentucky and a 2005 graduate of College of the Redwoods. She is currently employed with Trinity Mother Francis. Bradly is a 1995 graduate of Troup High School. He graduated from Tyler Junior College and was member of the Geology Club. He is currently employed with Geosearch Logging Company. The couple will wed Sept. 29, 2007 at Castle on the Lake in Jacksonville