Weddings/Engagements

Griffin-Borjesson/Houston

Sara Elizabeth Griffin-Borjesson and Richard Lee Houston Jr., together with their families, announce their engagement.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Helen and Jimmy Cheek of Durham, N.C., and Susan Griffin of Rocky Mount, N.C., and the late Chris Griffin. She is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Jessie Lamm of Lumberton, N.C., and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Griffin of Nashville, N.C.

The prospective groom is the son of Richard and Dianne Houston, and Betty Riley Houston Sanders and the late Billy Leon Sanders. He is the grandson of Kathryn Witcher Houston and the late Robert Houston, and the late Rev. Lawrence Riley and the late Zora Mears Riley.

The bride-elect received her bachelor of science degree in biology/pre-med from California State University in Hayward, Calif. She earned an associate of science degree in paramedic studies at Santa Rosa Junior College. She is employed as a paramedic by the Durham County EMS.

The prospective groom received an associate of science degree in nursing from Itawamba Community College in Fulton. He is employed as a registered nurse in the emergency room at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, N.C.

The couple will exchange vows on Nov. 9, 2005, in the Bahamas. Receptions in their honor will be held on Nov. 19, 2005, at the Roger Houston residence in Tupelo and on Dec. 10, 2005, at La Residence Restaurant in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Walker-White

Kathie Walker of Flora announces the engagement of her daughter, Alison Walker, to Chris White, son of Mary Jo White of Tupelo and the late Bob White.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Annie Walker of Okolona and the late Bobby Walker of Cleveland.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Joe and Leslie Lawlor, and Clyde and Frances White.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Clinton High School, where she was a member of the choir, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Journalism Club, SADD, Safety Club and Spanish Club. She is the food service manager at Lawhon Elementary School in Tupelo.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Tupelo High School. He attended Itawamba Community College. He is president of White Brothers Construction Inc.

The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. Nov. 19, 2005, at St. Mark United Methodist Church in Tupelo. A reception will follow at the church. Family and friends are invited.

Chapman-Culver

Jimmy and Emily Chapman of Pontotoc announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Chapman, to Jason Culver, son of Jackie and Sherry Culver of Nettleton.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Margie and Jerry Boothe of Pontotoc, the late Wayne Chapman of Pontotoc, and the late Aron and Annie Self of Pontotoc.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Lewis and Byrd Harris of Nettleton, and Nellie Culver of Nettleton and the late Jack Culver.

The bride-elect is a graduate of North Pontotoc Attendance Center at Ecru. She earned a degree in radiologic technology at Itawamba Community College. She is a mammographer and bone density technologist at the North Mississippi Medical Center.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Nettleton High School. He is a carpenter in Amory.

The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. Nov. 12, 2005, in an outdoor ceremony at the home of the bride's parents. A reception will follow. Family and friends are invited.

Prather-Siadak

Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Prather of Booneville announce the engagement of their daughter, Misty Brooke Prather, to Ian Robert Siadak, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Siadak of Richmond, Va.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mae Brown of Baldwyn and the late Leonard Brown, and Delsia Prather of Baldwyn and the late Dave Prather.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Alta Siadak of Toledo, Ohio.

The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Wheeler High School. She received a B.S. degree in culinary arts from Mississippi University for Women in 2003. She is a home economist in the kitchen appliance engineering test kitchen for Sharp Manufacturing Company of America in Memphis.

The prospective groom is a 1992 graduate of L.C. Bird High School in Chesterfield, Va. He is a forklift technician for Shaw Material and Handling Systems in Memphis.

The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. Nov. 12, 2005, at Forrest Hill Baptist Church in Baldwyn. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Family and friends are invited.

Langford-Dyson

Maxine Langford of New Albany, and Mr. and Mrs. David Langford of Tupelo announce the engagement of their daughter, Dawn Langford, to Jay Dyson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Dyson of Houston.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dot Langford of New Albany and the late Euel Langford, and Allene Hall of New Albany and the late Cecil P. Hall.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Claudis Welch Suggs of Houston and the late Rex R. Suggs, and Vivian Hayles Dyson of Amory and the late Julius Clyde Dyson.

The bride-elect is a graduate of W.P. Daniel High School in New Albany. She is a hairstylist at Dream Weavers Salon in Tupelo.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Houston High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in business management at Mississippi State University. He is the office and sales director of Ken Nowlin Insurance and Marketing in Ecru.

The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. Nov. 12, 2005, at Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo. A reception will follow at the Bel Air Center. Family and friends are invited.

Clairain-Watts

The Rev. and Mrs. Charles Bert Felder of New Albany and Dr. Ellis Joseph Clairain of Vicksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Brook Clairain, to Brian Wade Watts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tilford Watts of Tallulah, La.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Janice Gay Hill of Mandeville, La., and the late Captain Gerald C. Hill, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Joseph Clairain of Covington, La.

The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Archie Fairbanks, the late Tilford Watts Sr., and the late Sally Land Leggett, all of Tallulah, La.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Warren Central High School in Vicksburg, where she was a member of the National Honor Society, the Student Council and the soccer team. She earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing at the University of Mississippi School of Nursing. She was a member of Sigma Theta Tau and secretary of the Associated Student Body. She is a registered nurse in Pediatric Intensive Care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

The prospective groom is a graduate of the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches, La. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the National Honor Society. He earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He was a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and Pi Gamma Epsilon. He is a financial advisor with Legg Mason in Jackson.

The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. Nov. 12, 2005, at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson. A reception will follow at Northpointe Barn in Jackson. Family and friends are invited.

West-Robertson

James Bruce and Sara West of Hamilton announce the engagement of their daughter, Casey Lynn West, to Philip Wayne Robertson, son of Paul Robertson of Gulfport and Peggy Dalhem of Hamilton.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Annie West of Lackey and the late Bruce West, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Russell Elam of Smithville.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Edward and Neil Marshall of Hamilton, and Theda Robertson of Columbus and the late Lee Robertson.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Hamilton High School. She earned both a B.S. degree in education and a master's degree in gifted education at Mississippi University for Women. She is a teacher at Rankin Elementary School in Tupelo.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Pearl High School. He earned a B.S. degree in criminal justice at Delta State University. He is a state employee in Tupelo and a member of the Army National Guard in Jackson.

The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. Nov. 19, 2005, at Parkway Baptist Church in Tupelo. A reception will follow at the church. Family and friends are invited.
Anderson-Owen

Dr. Neal and Beverly Anderson of Pontotoc announce the engagement of their daughter, Carley Nichole Anderson, to Caleb Aaron Owen, son of Bro. Terry and Connie Owen of Pontotoc.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dr. Walter and Mary Anderson of Macon, and Dot Porter of Louisville and the late Valcus H. Porter.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Dale and Patsy Owen of Pontotoc, and Melvelene Dean of Cleveland and the late Freddie Dean.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Pontotoc High School. She is in her second year at Itawamba Community College, where she is majoring in accounting. She is an employee of Pontotoc Floral.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Pontotoc High School, where he was a member of the basketball and cross country teams. He is employed by Moore's in Pontotoc as a metal building supplies salesman.

The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. Nov. 19, 2005, at the First Baptist Church in Pontotoc. A reception will follow at the Pontotoc Community House. Family and friends are invited.

Stegall-Armour

Butch and Shelia Stegall, and Tommy and Donna Sparks, all of Pontotoc, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Stegall, to Adam Armour, son of Louis and Pam Armour of Tupelo.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Alvis and Verneel Aycock of Pontotoc, and Mary Stegall of Pontotoc and the late Bobby Dean Stegall.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Ruth Ann Wilcox of Tupelo and the late Norman Wilcox, and June Armour of Madison and the late C. Dale Armour.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Pontotoc High School. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Mississippi.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Tupelo High School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Mississippi. He is employed as a staff writer at the Itawamba County Times.

The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. Nov. 19, 2005, at Victory Baptist Church in Pontotoc. The reception will follow in the church's fellowship hall. Friends and relatives are invited.

Spradling-Smith

William “Bubba” and Kathyern Spradling of Mantachie announce the engagement of their daughter, Candice Rechelle Spradling, to Charles Robert “Robbie” Smith, son of Danny and Cathy Smith of Belden.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Charlie and Gertie Spradling, and the late Dan and Inez Russell, all of Mantachie.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Robert and Dorothy Rundquist of Saltillo, and the late Lindon and Bobbie Smith of Mooreville.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Mantachie High School, where she was a member of FFA, SADD and the softball team. An employee of Wal-Mart, she plans to enter Itawamba Community College next semester.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Mantachie High School, where he was a member of FFA, 4-H and the baseball team. An employee of Associated Trucking, he plans to enter Itawamba Community College next semester.

The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. Nov. 20, 2005, at Lakeland Baptist Church in Mantachie. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall. Family and friends are invited.

Riley-Comer

Neely Riley of Plantersville and Brian Comer of Dorsey were united in marriage Sept. 3, 2005, at Union United Methodist Church of Plantersville. Dr. Wallace Cason officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Riley of Plantersville. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carson Powell of Plantersville, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Riley of Nettleton.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Comer of Dorsey, and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Franke of Hillsboro, Ohio. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Summers of Jackson, Mo., and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Comer of Dorsey.

The bride wore her mother's vintage wedding gown. The white gown featured a fitted bodice of English net appliqued with silk venise florets. The low oval neckline and cap sleeves were bordered with lace medallions. The skirt was silk-faced organza with a chapel-length train. She also wore a chapel-length veil.

Molly Riley of Plantersville, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. She wore an A-line gown of gold satin with a strapless bodice.

Doug Comer of Dorsey was best man. Alex Riley of Plantersville, brother of the bride, was groomsman.

A reception followed at the church.

The couple lives in Dorsey. The bride is a senior at Mississippi University for Women, where she is majoring in interior design. She also is a make-up artist at MAC in Tupelo. The groom is an employee of Douglas Waste Paper in Dorsey.