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franklin county times

Nov. 26, 2000

By Staff
CHRISTOPHER SEAN BRUNTLETT, AMY NICOLE ROBINSON
Amy Nicole Robinson became the bride of Christopher Sean Bruntlett on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at First United Methodist Church of Quitman, with the Rev. Grady Crowell officiating.
Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Brent Robinson of Quitman and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Bruntlett of Raleigh.
The bride is the granddaughter of La Verne Kemp of Quitman and the late Glen Kemp; Ruth Robinson of Pensacola, Fla. and the late E.B. Robinson.
The bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dukes of Raleigh.
Nuptial music was provided by Allison Jenkins, pianist; Dee Young, organist; and Rachel Griffin, vocalist.
Escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a white gown with a satin fitted halter bodice encrusted with pearls and iridescent crystals, featuring a full chapel-length train that had lace inserts with pearls and iridescent crystals. The train's design was detailed around the bottom with a scalloped edging. The body of the long straight gown was also complemented with a small reception train.
Her chapel-length veil, accented with pearls and rhinestones, fell from a tiara that sparkled with larger pearls and rhinestones. She carried a hand-tied white arm bouquet, embellished with pearl snowberries and finished with a white satin wrap with touches of pearls. The bride's white lace handkerchief was tied to the back for the finishing touch.
Matron of honor was Christy Robinson of Nashville, Tenn., sister-in-law of the bride. Bridesmaids were Christy Bruntlett of Raleigh, sister-in-law of the bridegroom; Amanda Fleming of Quitman, cousin of the bride; Melanie Byrd of Richton; Shanna Matthews of Raleigh; and Dana Mayo and Tonia Reeves, both of Quitman.
Flower girl was Sarah Fleming, cousin of the bride. Dottie Muterspaugh presided at the registry and Chrissy McLeod was program attendant.
Best man was Steve Bruntlett Jr. of Raleigh, brother of the bridegroom. Groomsmen were Brent Robinson II of Nashville, brother of the bride; Lee Dukes of Taylorsville, cousin of the bridegroom; Josh Stringer of Sylvarena; and Trey Crumpton, Larry Means and Caleb Boyles, all of Raleigh.
Ring bearer was Tim Dukes and the Bible bearer was Caleb Dukes, cousins of the bridegroom. The Bible belonged to the bride's late grandfather.
A reception was held in the fellowship hall following the ceremony. Servers were Debbie Griffin, Phyllis Griffin, Connie Minella, Kathy McLeod, Merlyn Lewis and Patricia Boney. Kathy Dedwylder presided at the registry.
On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Clarke County Depot.
After a honeymoon cruise to Cozumel, Montego Bay, and Grand Cayman Island, the couple resides in Starkville.
Prior to her wedding Amy Nicole Robinson Bruntlett feted with showers several wedding showers.
On the morning of the wedding, a bridesmaids' brunch was hosted by Christy Robinson and Patty Combest at the Buckley House in Enterprise.
Other prenuptial events included a bridal shower hosted by Harmony Baptist Church in Quitman. A miscellaneous shower hosted by Jerri Johnson, Dianne Helfrich, Patricia Slay and Teresa Bosarge. A lingerie shower hosted by Dana Mayo, Tonia Reeves, Cisly Bruntlett, Shanna Matthews and Amanda Fleming, a miscellaneous shower hosted by Hazel Walley, Barbara Wilson and Cisly Bruntlett. And, a bridal shower hosted by High Hill Baptist Church of Raleigh.
ANDRE DYESS, SUSAN WILLIAMS
Susan Williams of Hickory and Andre Dyess of Bassfield were united in marriage Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at New Fellowship Baptist Church in Fellowship. The Rev. John Branning officiated the double-ring ceremony.
Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Joe Williams of Hickory and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Dyess of Starkville.
Music was provided by Faye Anderson, pianist; Jan Johnson, Sarah Johnson and Shelley Johnson.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Amy Anthony of Noxapater was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Michalle Humphries of Bailey and Emily Anderson of Dothan, Ala.
The father of the bridegroom served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Rod Dyess of Pearl and Eddie Dyess of Glade Springs, Va. Ushers were Corey Loftin and Clay Loftin of Bassfield and Joey Williams of Hickory.
Following the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception in the fellowship hall. Assisting were Tammy Thomas, Amy Williams, Tanya Carl, Jackie Dyess and Lori Dyess.
On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Boyette's Fish Camp in Chunky.
On the day of the wedding, a bridesmaids' luncheon was hosted by Cindy and Karen Williams at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Williams.
Following a Western Caribbean cruise, the couple resides in Fellowship.
KENNETH EDWARD GORDON, SHANNON LEIGH FOUNTAIN
Shannon Leigh Fountain and Dr. Kenneth Edward Gordon, both of Jackson, were married Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at First Christian Church, with the Rev. Larry Metzger officiating.
Parents of the couple are Martha Fountain and Larry Fountain, Dr. Gary Gordon and Jackie Gordon, all of Meridian.
Grandparents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Louis R. Wolfe, Raymond Fountain and the late Maxine Fountain.
Grandparents of the bridegroom are Edna Lobrano and the late E.P. Lobrano, and the late Fred and Marnie Gordon.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Sabrina Williams, organist.
Lauren Amber Fountain of Meridian was maid of honor. Courtney Taylor Wedgeworth of Meridian was matron of honor.
The father of the bridegroom served as best man.
A reception was held at the church following the ceremony. Assisting were Abby Morgan and Jessica LeNoir.
After a honeymoon in New Orleans, the couple resides in Jackson.
VINCENT D. HOPKINS, SABRITA R. CALHOUN
Sabrita R. Calhoun and the Rev. Vincent D. Hopkins, both of Meridian, were married Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, in a private ceremony with the Rev. Bennie J. Hopkins Sr. officiating.
Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Thomas of Meridian and the Rev. and Mrs. Bennie J. Hopkins Sr.
Grandparent of the bride is the late Dorothy Calhoun Winston.
Grandparents of the bridegroom are Allen Mitchell Sr. and the late Annie B. Mitchell; Lillian Hopkins and the late Percy Hopkins.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Patricia Smith, soloist.
The bride was given marriage by her mother. She wore a winter white formal gown with faint rainbow sequins accenting the bodice. She also wore a headpiece of pearls and flowers.
Maid of honor was Daphne Thomas of Meridian.
Bennie J. Hopkins Jr. of Jackson served his brother as best man. Groomsman was Byron E. Calhoun, son of the bride.
A reception was held at the Council of Organizations following the ceremony. Assisting were Vivian Groves, Jacqueline Mitchell, Beverly McCleon, Terri Kelly, Clarice Taylor and Patricia Smith.
The couple has planned a summer honeymoon cruise. They reside in Meridian.

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