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Hodge, Rainey

By Staff
Ashley Rainey of Meridian and Greg Hodge of Collinsville were married Saturday, May 25, 2002, at the Historic Temple Theater in downtown Meridian, with the Rev. Michael Boles officiating.
Parents of the couple are Kevin and Gift Rainey of Meridian, and John and Lucia Hodge of Collinsville.
Grandparents of the bride are Ken and Cheryl Rainey, Bennie Campbell and the late Margaret Campbell of Meridian, Charles and Ouida Perkins of Lauderdale.
Grandparents of the bridegroom are Arthur and Maxine Hodge of Clinton, Evangeline Barnette of Meridian and the late Travis Barnette, Paquita Calvadores of Samar, Philippines, and the late Gregorio Calvadores.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Janet Reeves, pianist; Elizabeth Rainey of Jackson, cousin of the bride, soloist; Jeff Boles of Meridian, soloist; and a trumpet fanfare was played by Brad Freeny of Clinton, cousin of the bridegroom.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father. She wore a white strapless gown with beaded bodice, full satin skirt and chapel-length train. Her headpiece featuring a rhinestone tiara with a two tier elbow-length veil edged in satin cording. She carried a bouquet of stemmed yellow, white and lavender roses, hand tied with a sheer white ribbon.
Nikkie Rainey of Meridian, cousin of the bride, served as maid of honor. Other attendants were Amber Williams of Meridian, cousin of the bride, Hayley Reeves of Meridian, Olivia Hodge of Collinsville, sister of the bridegroom, and Kelly Britt of Meridian.
Rainey Nicholson and Lauren Haarala of Meridian, cousins of the bride, served as flower girls.
The father of the bridegroom was best man. Groomsmen were Andy Rainey, brother of the bride, Keith Reeves, Glenn Buckalew and Dewayne McAlister, all of Meridian.
Ushers were Anthony Williams of Meridian, Ken Rainey Jr. of Meridian, uncle of the bride, Brad Freeny, cousin of the bridegroom, and Reid Freeny, uncle of the bridegroom, both of Clinton.
Alex Nicholson of Meridian, cousin of the bride, served as ring bearer.
Program attendant was Preston Nicholson, cousin of the bride.
A reception was held in the Temple Theatre ballroom, followed by a horse drawn carriage ride through downtown Meridian.
Assisting at the reception were Emily Dean, Amy Mixon, Sonya Barber and Nicole Freeny.
After a seven day cruise to the Caribbean, the couple resides in Hattiesburg.

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