Weddings and Engagements

Summers-Williamson

Jerry and Linda Summers of Fulton announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Summers, to Brandon Williamson, son of Stan and Anita Williamson of Golden.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Herbert and Mildred Criddle of Okolona, and the late Ellis and Lavern Summers of Fulton.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Jimmie and Betty Davis of Fulton, and Tommy and Rachel Williamson of Golden. He is the great-grandson of Geneva Thomas of Golden and Nell Glover of Summiton, Ala.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton, where she was valedictorian and a member of the Hall of Fame. She is a student in the associate degree nursing program at Itawamba Community College. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton. He is an officer with the Fulton Police Department and a K9 officer with the Itawamba County Sheriff's Department.

The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. March 12, 2005, at Bethel Baptist Church at Dorsey. A reception will follow. Family and friends are invited.

Lancaster-Camp

Larry and Vicki Lancaster of New Albany announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Shea Lancaster, to James Christopher Camp, son of Brenda Camp of Pleasant Ridge.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bobby and Dixie White of New Albany, and Billie and Dorothy Cappleman of Falkner. She is the great-granddaughter of Irene White of Blue Mountain.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Ethel Childers of Ripley and the late Grady Childers, and Sam and Bettie Camp of Pleasant.

The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Myrtle Attendance Center. She will graduate in May from the nursing program at Northeast Mississippi Community College, then will work as a registered nurse at the North Mississippi Medical Center.

The prospective groom is a 1998 graduate of Pine Grove High School. He is a 2000 graduate of Northeast Mississippi Community College with a degree in diesel mechanics. He is an employee of New Albany Light, Gas and Water Department, co-owner of Camp's Tire Service and a farmer.

The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. March 12, 2005, at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the church's Family Life Center. Family and friends are invited.

Alexander-Bean

Brenda Woods Alexander of Tupelo announces the engagement of her daughter, Letisha Nicole Alexander of Tupelo, to Christopher Cornelius Bean of Bruce, son of Robert O. Bean of Bruce, and Louise Herrod Usher and De-Wayne Usher of Pontotoc.

The bride-elect is also the daughter of Andrew Alexander of Winterville. She is the granddaughter of the late Lovie Clark “L.C.” and Lola May Woods of Greenville, and the late James and Samella Alexander of Winterville.

The prospective groom is the son of the late O'neal and Allie Bean of Houlka, the late Walter Herrod of Bruce, and Joe W. and Bobbie Tedford of Bruce.

The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Tupelo High School, where she was a member of Health Occupation Students of America. She is an employee of the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo and Tender Care Daycare in Tupelo.

The prospective groom is a 1993 graduate of Bruce High School, where he was active in track and football. He is a student at Itawamba Community College and an employee of Thyssenkrupp Fabco in Verona.

The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. March 19, 2005, at Victory Temple Holiness Church in Tupelo. A reception will follow at the Tender Care Daycare gymnasium. Family and friends are invited.

Hopper-Matthews

Gary David Hopper of Belden, and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Wood of Saltillo announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Leigh Hopper, to Robert Corey Matthews, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Matthews of Tupelo, and Mr. and Mrs. Jammie Grisham of Baldwyn.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Nell Hopper of Boaz, Ala., and the late Cecil Hopper, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bynum of Tunica.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James Smith of Saltillo, and Allie Lee Matthew of Plantersville and the late Joe Gilbert Matthews.

The bride-elect earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education at the University of Mississippi, where she was a dean's list student. She is teaching third grade in the Tupelo Public School District, while pursuing a master's degree in curriculum and instruction at the University of Mississippi.

The prospective groom earned a bachelor's degree in business administration at Mississippi State University. He is an employee of the Keeling Company in Tupelo.

The couple will exchange vows at 1 p.m. March 19, 2005, at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Tupelo. A reception will follow at the Tupelo Country Club.

Sameron-Wiley

Mr. and Mrs. James Joseph Sameron of Antioch, Calif., announce the engagement of their daughter, Elaine Marie Sameron, to David Arthur Wiley, son of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Lamar Wiley Jr.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jose Jesus Rios of San Antonio, Texas, the late Ouida Robinson Rios of Antioch, Calif., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pinto Sameron of Antioch, Calif.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mary Helen Weeks Coburn of Ridgeland and the late Arthur Simpson Coburn Jr. of Columbus, and Pearl Robbins Wiley of Tupelo and the late Thomas Lamar Wiley Sr.

The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Antioch High School in Antioch, Calif., where she was a member of the Concert Choir, Pop Choir and basketball team. In 1999 she received an associate of arts degree from Los Medanos Community College in Pittsburg, Calif. She is a 2003 graduate of the University of Nevada-Reno with a degree in political science with emphasis in public administration and public policy and a minor in speech communication. At UNR she was an active member of the College Republicans, Young Republicans and Campus Crusade for Christ leadership team. She is associated with the law firm of Pegnim and Herrera in Antioch, Calif.

The prospective groom is a 1996 honor graduate of Jackson Preparatory School, where he was vice president of the student body. He was a member of the football and track teams, president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and a Wendy's High School Heisman Award nominee. He was Most Intellectual, a National Merit finalist, an Eagle Scout, and a member of the newspaper staff, Who's Who Among American High School Students, the choir and musical casts. He is a 2000 summa cum laude graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in anthropology and philosophy. He was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Reformed University Fellowship, Mortar Board, Society of Scholars, Roadrunner student recruiters and active in intramural sports. He was president of the Baptist Student Union and served as a summer missionary in Romania, Russia, Alaska and the Philippines. He is a 2003 magna cum laude graduate of the George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, with a master of divinity degree. He was a member of the Seminary Relations Recruitment Team. He was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and studied at the University of Edinburgh New College School of Divinity, earning a 2005 master of theology degree.

The couple will exchange vows at 4:30 p.m. March 19, 2005, at Calvary Open Bible Church in Antioch, Calif. A seated dinner reception will follow at Humphrey's on the Delta.

Alvis-Holte

Gary Alvis of Nettleton and Kay Alvis of Tupelo announce the engagement of their daughter, Tesheenia Kay Alvis, to Christopher Wayne Holte, son of Allen and Tammy Jolley of Tupelo, and Billy Holte of Saltillo.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Shirley Alvis of Nettleton and the late Millard Alvis, and Ruthie Coplin of Nettleton.

The prospective groom is the grandson of James Parker of Waller, Texas, and the late Sherry Parker of Arlington, Texas, and George and Inez Holte.

The bride-elect attended Nettleton High School, where she was a member of FFA. She is an employee of PeopLoungers in Nettleton.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Mooreville High School. He is an employee of PeopLoungers in Nettleton.

The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. March 19, 2005, at the First Baptist Church of Nettleton. A reception will follow in the church gym. Family and friends are invited.

Babb-Clark

Mr. and Mrs. David L. Babb of Plantersville announce the engagement of their daughter, Patricia Joan Babb, to Barry Shane Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Clark of Saltillo.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Jones of Rumford, Maine, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Herbert E. Babb of Canton, Maine.

The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Guile F. Brown Sr. of Tupelo, and Ernestine Clark of Houlka and the late J. Durwood Clark.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Shannon High School. She earned a bachelor of science degree at Union University and a master of arts degree in Christian education at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminar. She is an employee of Bed Bath & Beyond in Tupelo.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Tupelo High School. He attended Itawamba Community College in Fulton. He is an employee of Mueller Copper Tubing in Fulton.

The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. March 18, 2005, at the First Baptist Church in Plantersville. A reception will follow. Family and friends are invited.

Pickens-McMillan

Mr. and Mrs. William S. Pickens Jr. of Mooreville announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Marie Pickens, to Jon Patrick McMillan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McMillan of Mooreville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Skidmore and Cynthia Pickens of Mooreville, and the late Lonnie and Eunice Chapman of Van Vleet.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Nan Sue McMillan of Mooreville, the late Don McMillan of Los Angeles, Calif., Bill and Bobbie Faye Davis of Guntersville, Ala., and the late Truman Reynolds of Guntersville, Ala.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Mooreville High School, where she was a cheerleader, a delegate to Girls' State, and a district and state winner in FBLA competitions. She was Miss North Mississippi Regional Fair in 2000. She attended Itawamba Community College, where she was a staff writer for The Chieftain, and a member of the Fashion Tribe and Phi Beta Lambda. She is a senior at the University of Mississippi and will graduate in May 2005 with a bachelor of arts degree in English.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Mooreville High School, where he was a member of the All Lee County football team and All Star baseball team. He earned an associate's degree in tool and die at Itawamba Community College. He is a safety consultant for Mississippi Fire Equipment in Tupelo.

The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. March 18, 2005, at Mooreville United Methodist Church. A reception will follow at the Executive Inn. Family and friends are invited.

Holley-Harmon

Randy and Teri Holley of Nettleton announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Mae Holley, to Jason Wayne Harmon, son of Gerald and Lynn Harmon of Nettleton.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Estelle Holley of Nettleton and the late Hershall Holley, and Shirley Ann Nicholson of Nettleton.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Leon and Diana Pettigrew of Nettleton, Linda Estes Farr of the Richmond community, and Betty Jo Harmon of Nettleton and the late Billy Harmon.

The bride-elect is a sophomore at Nettleton High School, where she is a member of the Beta Club.

The prospective groom is a senior at Nettleton High School and an employee of Southernaire Inc. in Tupelo.

The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. March 19, 2005, at the Nettleton United Methodist Church. A reception will follow in the church's Christian Life Center. Family and friends are invited.

Hamilton-Williams

Hattie and William Farr of Pontotoc announce the engagement of their daughter, April Hamilton, to Carilus Williams, son of Annie Ruth and Lee Williams of Tupelo.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Nettie Hamilton of Pontotoc and the late Barie Hamilton, and Dezzie Crump and Sylvester Crump.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Cornelia Cummings of Belden and the late T.C. Cummings, and the late Ethelene Bailey Vaughns and the late Tres Vaughns.

The bride-elect is an honor graduate of Pontotoc High School, where she was a writer for the school newspaper, Most Outstanding Color Guard member, and a member of the Student Council and the band. She earned an associate of arts degree at Northeast Mississippi Community College and a bachelor of arts degree in history at the University of Mississippi. She was a member of Delta Psi Omega and the NEMCC band Color Guard. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. She is an employee of D.T. Cox Elementary School in Pontotoc.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Pontotoc High School, where he was active in basketball and track. He attended Mississippi Valley State University, where he was active in basketball. He also attended Foster's Cosmetology and Barber School. He is a licensed barber at Razor Sharp in Tupelo.

The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. March 19, 2005, at the Inspirational Community Baptist Church in Tupelo. A reception will follow at the Bel-Air Conference Center in Tupelo. Family and friends are invited.

Moore-Wise

Bill and Donna Kaye Moore of Houlka announce the engagement of their daughter, Salley Megan Moore, to Brian Scott Wise, son of Jimmy and Susan Tackett, and Ledrew Wise, all of Okolona.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Sue Easley of Houlka and the late Donald Easley, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moore of Houston.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Laura Wise of Okolona and the late Kirby “Bugg” Wise, and Linda Pannell of Shannon and the late Gerald Pannell.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Houlka High School, where she was valedictorian, Most Beautiful and a class favorite. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in English at the University of Mississippi. She is a student at Itawamba Community College, where she is pursuing a degree in radiology technology. She is an employee of Med Serve in Tupelo.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Okolona High School, where he was a member of the homecoming court and the golf team. He attended Itawamba Community College and the University of Mississippi. He is an employee of the Okolona Electric Department.

The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. March 19, 2005, at Faith Outreach Church in Okolona. A reception will follow at the Okolona Country Club. Family and friends are invited.

Allen-Branch

Mr. and Mrs. James D. Allen of Saltillo announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Carol Allen, to Joshua Matthew Branch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben L. Branch of Birmingham, Ala.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James D. Allen Sr. of Jackson, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Dennis M. Smith of Brookhaven.

The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben H. Branch of Elmore, Ala., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. McCullough of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The bride-elect is a 2000 honor graduate of Alcorn Central High School in Glen. She is a 2004 graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She was a member of Kappa Delta Pi and was elected secretary of the MSU chapter in 2003. She also was a member of Alpha Theta Chi and Gamma Beta Phi.

The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Clay Chalkville High School in Birmingham, Ala. He is a 2004 graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor's degree in geoscience. He is a GIS analyst in Jackson.

The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. March 18, 2005, at the Baldwyn First Baptist Church. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Family and friends are invited.

Byrd-White

Michael Byrd of Columbus and Janet Hill of Woodland announce the engagement of their daughter, Casey Leigh Byrd, to Derek Chad White, son of Chad White of Mantee and Alice Wilson of Houston.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Maxine Robinson of Hattiesburg, the late Owen Byrd of Hattiesburg, Bobby June Shepherd of Columbus and John Pennington of Columbus.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Doris Williams of Houston, the late John Williams of Houston, Elouise White of Mantee and Chad White of Mantee.

The bride-elect is a graduate of New Hope High School in Columbus, where she was an honor roll student for four years. She is a student at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, where she is pursuing a bachelor's degree in exercise science/pre-physical therapy. She is a dean's list and president's list student, and a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. In May she will transfer to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson to pursue a degree in physical therapy.

The prospective groom is a graduate of East Webster High School in Cumberland, where he was an honor roll student for four years. He earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics at Mississippi State University, where he was a dean's list student. He is the assistant manager at Ware Milling Inc. in Houston.

The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. March 19, 2005, at Heartland Wedding Chapel in Townsend, Tenn. Family and friends are invited.

Shelton-Mahon

Rita Gail Shelton and Jonathon David Mahon announce their engagement.

The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Ernest “Bill” and Josephine Shelton of Smithville. She is the granddaughter of the late T.M. “Matt” Shelton and the late Lillian Shelton of Columbus, and the late Ira and the late Patra Parham of Smithville.

The prospective groom is the son of Walter Mahon of Clarksville, Tenn. He is the grandson of Hattie Mahon of Mt. Pleasant, Mich.

The bride-elect is a 1984 honor graduate of Smithville High School, where she was a member of the Hall of Fame. She was voted Most Likely to Succeed and Outstanding Citizen. She earned an associate's degree in early childhood education at Itawamba Community College, where she received the Phi Theta Kappa Award for academic achievement. She is employed by the Monroe County Schools.

The prospective groom is a 1987 graduate of Midland High School in Midland, Mich. He is an employee of Star Transportation Co. in Nashville, Tenn.

The couple will exchange vows at 1 p.m. March 19, 2005, at Pearce Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Smithville. Family and friends are invited.

Duggar-Coggins

Stephanie Duggar and Heath Coggins announce their engagement.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Larry and Dianne Hood of Guntown. She is the granddaughter of Blufie Fondren of Guntown and the late S.V. Fondren, and the late Vernon and Gladys Hood of Baldwyn.

The prospective groom is the son of Rex and Diannah Coggins of Baldwyn. He is the grandson of Dot Coggins of Baldwyn, Geneva Morrow of Baldwyn and the late John Martin Morrow, and Eula Mae Yarbrough of Baldwyn.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Saltillo High School. She attended Itawamba Community College. She earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education at Blue Mountain College. She is a fourth-grade teacher at Saltillo Elementary School.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Wheeler High School. He attended Northeast Mississippi Community College. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice at the University of Mississippi. He is a patrolman for the Tupelo Police Department and a salesman at Baldwyn Hardware and Supply Inc.

The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. March 19, 2005, at Ballard Park in Tupelo. A reception will follow. Family and friends are invited.

Dunaway-Mauney

Emily Jane Dunaway of Booneville and BJ Mauney of Ripley were united in marriage June 26, 2004, at Crow's Neck Environmental Center in Tishomingo County, overlooking the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. The Rev. Bill Baker officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Gary and Cathy Cox Dunaway of Booneville. She is the granddaughter of Jane Cox Davis of Booneville and the late J.C. Cox, and Shelton and Elma Lee Dunaway of Gulfport.

The groom is the son of Sharon and William Griffin of Ripley. He is the grandson of Mary Belle and Claude “Buddy” Akins of Ripley, and Lena Pearl Griffin of Ripley and the late Paul Griffin.

The bride wore a gown of white satin with a bateau neckline and beaded spaghetti straps. The gown and the demi-train were embroidered with pale pink flowers accented with crystals and pearls.

Amanda Dunaway of Starkville, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Katie Schaefer of Las Vegas, Nev., Candice Eaton Ward and Anne Mauney, both of Ripley, Gracie Thompson of Jackson and Amy Stennett of Saltillo. Junior bridesmaids were Paige Pittman Cox and Justice Richardson. Flower girls were Cayley Cox and Breanna Shelton. The bridesmaids wore fuschia, V-neck, sleeveless tops accented with crystals, rhinestones and a flower, and yellow, street-length skirts with pink and green flowers and butterflies.

Jason Mauney of Ripley, brother of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were Jason Dunaway, brother of the bride, of Atlanta, Ga., and Matt Duncan, Drew McCafferty, Shawn Connally and Willie Hurt, all of Ripley. Ushers were Bart Cox of Tupelo, cousin of the bride, and Rodney Bryant of Ripley.

A reception followed at the Crow's Neck Environmental Center.

After a wedding cruise to Mexico and Belize in the western Caribbean, the couple lives in Starkville. The bride is an employee of State Farm Insurance in Starkville, and the groom is the assistant manager of Splash & Dash in Starkville.

Barkley-Davis

Angela Porter Barkley of New Albany and James Turner Davis of Orlando, Fla., were united in marriage Oct. 9, 2004, at the First Baptist Church in New Albany. The Rev. Isaac Jenkins and Bro. Paul Mayer officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Ford Barkley of New Albany. She is the granddaughter of Ann Ford Barkley of New Albany and the late Samuel Thomas Barkley, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Goodman Bennett Jr. of New Albany.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McDonald Davis of Orlando, Fla. He is the grandson of Cornelia Whitner Campbell of Orlando, Fla., and the late Dr. James LeRoy Campbell, and the late Col. and Mrs. Harry Jones Davis of Orlando, Fla.

The bride wore a gown of organza and satin with a full, A-line skirt and a chapel-length train. Vertical rows of satin ribbons and organza interspersed with crystals and tiny mirror sequins fashioned the molded and strapless bodice laced in the back with satin streamers. Her walking-length veil was illusion with ribbon edging.

Corrie Elizabeth Barkley of New Albany, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. The bride's other attendants were Katherine Hightower Davis, sister of the groom, of Orlando, Fla., Leslie Suzanne McCollum, cousin of the bride, of New Albany, Adrienne Michelle Coogan of Orlando, Fla., Suzanne Elizabeth Freshwater of Starkville, Beth Boatright Kilgore of Philadelphia, Courtney Elizabeth McCullough of Baton Rouge, La., Callie Ann Reeves of Peach Tree City, Ga., Meg Geiselmann Robbins of Memphis, Alison Dickey Schmelzer of Tupelo, Jessica Elaine Space of Athens, Ga., Ivy Huggins Webb of Memphis and Ashley Ayers Wilbourn of Nashville, Tenn. Each attendant wore a full-length strapless gown of mango satin faced with taffeta and trimmed at the dropped waistline with azalea taffeta.

Robert McDonald Davis, father of the groom, and Whitner Stewart Davis, brother of the groom, were best men. Groomsmen were Samuel Ross Barkley, brother of the bride, of New Albany, James Matthew Burkett of Orlando, Fla., Robert Louis Carr of Clarksdale, Robert Andrew McNeil Jr. of Tupelo, Michael James Nelson of Hollywood, Calif., Michael David Robbins of Memphis, Kevin Dean Shoemaker of Tallahassee, Fla., Michael McRay Tripp of Orlando, Fla., David Paul Touwsma of Atlanta, Ga., and Jefferson David Westerlund of Atlanta, Ga. Ushers were Campbell Simpson Kessler and Cobb Whitner Kessler, both cousins of the groom from Charlottesville, Va.; Charles Hunter Kitchens, Lawrence Taylor Kitchens and Dennis Reed Kitchens, all cousins of the bride from New Albany; and Paul Bennett Witcher, cousin of the bride, from Tupelo.

A reception followed at the home of the bride.

After wedding trip to Hawaii, the couple will live temporarily n Orlando, Fla., then permanently in Pisa, Italy, where they will serve as missionaries with Campus Crusade for Christ.

Caldwell-Bell

Katherine Leigh Caldwell and Joseph Clinton Bell, both of Tupelo, were united in marriage Aug. 28, 2004, at the First United Methodist Church in Tupelo. The Rev. John Sudduth and the Rev. Isaac Jenkins officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Rick and Linda Caldwell of Tupelo. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Howard Comer Sr. of Booneville, and Eugenia Caldwell of Baldwyn and the late Dr. Gene Caldwell.

The groom is the son of Carolyn Clinton Klein of Sikeston, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bell of Tupelo. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Clinton of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ruble Bell of Tupelo.

The bride wore a gown of soft white duchess satin. A contoured strapless bodice closed in the back with covered buttons and loops extended into a fitted waistline with a ballgown skirt with drapes of satin caught in points encircling the skirt and sweep train. Her chapel-length veil of illusion and blusher were trimmed in white satin.

Kendall Foster Ainsworth of Albertville, Ala., was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Melissa Lowther Boyd, Tara Darby Bradley, Anna Elizabeth Cornelius, Carla Neel Crosby, Mary Stewart Hester, Anna Katherine Morris, Anna Catherine Prevost, Mary Kylie Ruff and Jennifer Smart Setser. Sydney Lane Setser, niece of the bride, was junior bridesmaid.

Joe Bell, father of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were William James Ainsworth, Ray Alston Bell, William Douglas Bradley, Casey Lampkin Butts, Clifton Michael Decker, Walter Parke Jones, William Haden Lundy, Scott Taylor Marshall, Austin Nicholas McCullough, Jonathan Paul Rhea and Bryan Howard Setser.

A reception followed at the Tupelo Country Club.

After a wedding trip to France and Italy, the couple lives in Sikeston, Mo. The bride is a producer for State Farm Insurance. The groom holds a broker's license in both Missouri and Kentucky and works for Clinton Enterprises in Sikeston, Mo.

Ashley-Smith

Elizabeth Ashley of Pontotoc and Nick Smith of Smithville were united in marriage in a private ceremony on Dec. 23, 2004.

The bride is the daughter of Dorothy Ashley of Pontotoc and the late Rex L. Ashley. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Black of Indianola, and the late Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Ashley of Ingomar.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Brooks of Mathiston, and Ronnie Smith of Smithville. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James Chism of Aberdeen, and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Adams of McShane, Ala.

The bride is a student at the University of Mississippi. The groom is serving with the 155th Military Unit in Iraq.