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Van Devender, Killen

By Staff
Cori Lynn Killen and James Gordon Van Devender, Jr., both of Anniston, Ala., were married Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at First United Methodist Church, Talladega, Ala. with the Rev. Bill Gandy officiating.
Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. James Gordon Van Devender Sr. of Talladega, and Mr. and Mrs. David Bruce Brown and Michael Robin Killen, all of Meridian.
Grandparents of the bride are Nina Fuller of Meridian and Mr. and Mrs. Troy Fuller of Ocean Springs, Joan Killen and Mr. and Mrs. O.P. Brown, all of Meridian.
Grandparents of the bridegroom are Hattie Mae Lashley and Howard Fletcher Halse Sr. of Montgomery, Ala., Ora Nell Gardner and Jack Van Devender Sr. of Vicksburg.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Marianne Miller, organist, and the Rev. Glis Cribb, vocalist.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. She wore an original gown handsewn by the bridegroom's mother. The gown was designed with a fitted spaghetti strap bodice of altorelievo lace and featured pearlized beads and sequenced embroidery. The satin A-line skirt with chapel- length train was edged with matching detail.
Her three-tiered veil of illusion was edged with satin cording and fell from a tiara of small white porcelain roses. She carried a cascade bouquet of white roses, alstromelia lilies accented with baby's breath and streaming ivy.
Bridal attendants were Lauren Draughon of Meridian, Amanda Jackson of Gadsden, Ala., and April Wood of Talladega.
The bridegroom's father served as best man. Groomsmen were Jeremy Jackson and Nathaniel Alexander, both of Gadsden, and Tom Van Devender of Athens, Ga.
A reception was held at Wren Manor following the ceremony. Co-hosts were Debbie Matthews, Donna Glascock and Ruthie Irwin, all of Meridian.
After a Las Vegas honeymoon, the couple reside in Anniston.

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