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Cherokee County, Texas


February 6, 2008


 Becky Loden of Tyler and David Brandon Sosby of Addison will be married March 8 at The Woods Country Club in Jacksonville. Parents of the couple are Karen Loden and John Raymond Loden and RayNell Sosby and David Sosby, all of Rusk. Bridal attendants will be Rachel Loden, Crystal Brown, Brooke Downs, Jessica Stanley and Lily Raiborn. The groom's attendants will be Bryan Sosby, Luke Sinclair, Tony Duran, Don Ryan Stanley and Joshua Raiborn. Ushers will be Jacob and Joshua Raiborn.


 Couple will wed

The engagement of Vivian Lee Ann Pope and Reginald McGowan II has been announced. The couple will be married at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at the New Hope Baptist Church in Alto.

She is the daughter of Angela Moore and Roy Pope and Kimberly Pope. Her grandparents are Jack and Alberta Pope and J.B and Jessie Moore, all of Alto.

Mr. McGowan is the son of Reginald McGowan I of Tyler and Kathy Harris of Rusk and the late Eddie Harris. His grandparents are Walter and Maxine Session of Rusk and the late Jessie McGowan and Novaline McGowan.

Miss Pope is a graduate of Alto High School, Tyler Junior College and East Texas School of Nursing. She is a LVN employed at Lufkin State School. Mr. McGowan is a graduate of Rusk High School, Sam Houston State University and is employed at Lufkin ISD as a physical education and track coach.

 February 13, 2008 

     John and Jan Raffield of Rusk announce the engagement of their daughter, Sherron Lavone Parker, to Todd Andrew Driver. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of John and Joy Raffield of Jacksonville and Leslie and Doris Parker of Rusk. She is a 2004 graduate of Rusk High School. Mr. Driver is the son of Rodney and Carroll Driver of Jacksonville. He is the grandson of W.T. and Wilma Driver of Rusk and Joan Adcock of Tyler. He is a 1997 graduate of Whitehouse High School. The wedding will be March 1 at The Peoples Church in Jacksonville.

 February 20, 2008

     Becky and David Jacobs of Rusk announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Ruth, to William Blake Parker, son of John and Jan Raffield and Bo Parker, all of Rusk. Miss Jacobs is the granddaughter of Letha Jo and Thomas Parsons of Rusk and the late Betty and Davis Jacobs. She is a graduate of Rusk High School and Jacksonville College. Mr. Parker is the grandson of Charlene Stone of Athens and Doris and Leslie Parker of Rusk. He is a Rusk High School graduate and is currently serving in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Hood. The wedding will be May 3 at Central Baptist Church, Jacksonville.

  Hassell will wed
     Erin Suttin and Les Hassell, both of Kilgore, announce their engagement. Miss Suttin is the daughter of Kathryn Goldman of Longview, the late Barry Suttin and Wendy Suttin of Houston. She is a graduate of Pine Tree High School and the University of Texas at Tyler. He is the son of Larry and Andra Hassell of Reklaw, a Rusk High School graduate and attended Stephen F. Austin State University. She is the community marketing coordinator for Longview News Journal and Marshall News Messenger and he is a photo journalist for the Longview News Journal. They will marry March 8 on the beach in Galveston. 

February 27, 2008


Carol and Donald Folkes of Gallatin announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Lee, to Michael Paul Goff, son of Cindy and Steve Goff of Maydelle. The couple will be married April 26 in Rusk. Miss Folks is a Rusk High School graduate and is employed at Bluebonnet of Jacksonville. Mr. Goff is a Jacksonville High School graduate and is employed at Texas Department of Criminal Justice.