Lori Canady became the bride of Wally Lee during a morning ceremony held on July 1 on Saint Simons Island, Ga. Lawton Sack officiated.
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Meyers of Statesboro celebrated their 73rd Wedding Anniversary on July 19, 2013, at their home. The couple was married on July 19, 1940, in Charleston, S.C. They have two children, John C. Meyers Jr. (Deborah) of Pasadena, Md., and Shirley M. D'Amico (Skip) of Baker, La.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Martha Crenshaw of Register, Ga., are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married July 15, 1963, in Spartanburg, S.C., by the Rev. Gideon M. Long Jr. They have two children, Jeff Crenshaw of Register, Ga., and Julie (John) McKendrew of California, Md.; and two grandchildren, Ryan and Emma of California, Md.
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Evans are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Brandy, to Eric Bentley Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Bentley Thompson Jr. of Manchester, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. John Robert Smith Jr. of Statesboro announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Mary Lucille Smith of Warner Robins, Ga., to Brandon Nicholas Rowland of Dublin, Ga. The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Rowland of Dublin.
Lemuel and Grace Deal celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family on July 13. They were married on July 10, 1953, at Mrs. Deal's home near Portal by Elder V.F. Agan. She is the former Grace Dickerson. They have four children, Lemuel Jr. and Carol Deal, Gail Tyson, Glenn and Debbie Deal and Wayne and Cindy Deal; and eight grandchildren.
Hudson and Margaret Williams of Millen, Ga., are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today. They are the parents of twin daughters, Faye Ellis and Kay and Sammy Deal. Hudson and Margaret have five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and one due in December. A celebration is planned with their family.
Mr. and Mrs. Steven A. (Lisa S.) Williams of Statesboro, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Alana, to Joe Robert Williams II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe R. (Pam) Williams, also of Statesboro.
Miss Lori Sapp and Mr. Tim Humphrey are pleased to announce their engagement.
Greg and Tonya Olliff of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kara "Shae" Olliff, to Kevin Lee Deal, son of Ken and Cathy Deal of Statesboro.
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Healy of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Elizabeth of Richmond, Va., to Mr. Thomas Nevin Krause of Charlottesville, Va. Mr. Krause is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Krause of West Grove, Pa.
Mr. and Mrs. James Marshall Long III celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Sunday, June 30, 2013. Jim and the former Patricia Lamb were married June 30, 1963, at the Statesboro First United Methodist Church. They are members of the Statesboro First United Methodist Church. Their children, Cindy (Derek) Boatright of Sandersville and Sandra Kate Hendrix of Vidalia honored them with a dinner party on June 29, 2013, at the home of John and Martha Ray. The Longs have three grandchildren, Austin Hendrix, Steven Boatright and Jessica Boatright.
Jimmy and Sandra Roberts renewed their wedding vows June 1 in celebration of their 25th wedding anniversary. The ceremony was at Little Ogeechee Baptist Church in Oliver, Ga., performed by the Rev. Vernon Edenfield. The couple has four children and seven grandchildren, who were all a part of the ceremony. Children are James Roberts Jr. and Janet, Tim Roberts and Dana, Jeannie Blackburn and James and Brian Barrs. Grandchildren are Kasey Sutton, Joanie Walls, Janie and Zac Roberts and Bailee, Kade and Sage Roberts. The couple was married June 3, 1988, in Statesboro. They now reside in Newington.
Jimmy and Marion Phillips of Douglas, Ga., and Donna Dent of Ocilla, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Rae Phillips, to Jamie Anderson Brannen, son of Jackie and Jill Brannen of Statesboro, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse and Eleanor Wise of Brooklet, Ga., plan to celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary on June 25, 2013. The couple was married June 25, 1955, at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Savannah, Ga., by the Rev. H.E. Gaddy. They have two children, Wanda W. (Rusty) Kearney of Brooklet and Laura L. (Glenn) Plymel of Statesboro; and four grandchildren, Matthew and Brian Kearney and Timothy and Logan Plymel.
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis and Vickie Young of Aiken, S.C., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley N. Aiken of Beaufort, S.C., to William Denniston Wilson IV, also of Beaufort, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. "Dennis" III and Laura Wilson of Statesboro.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Large of Valdosta, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen of Valdosta, to David Rushing of Morven, Ga., son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Whiddon of Morven and the late Mr. Dan Rushing Jr. of Statesboro.
Mr. and Mrs. Ozell Lawrence of Portal, Ga., plan to celebrate their 57th wedding anniversary on April 13, 2014. The couple was married April 13, 1957, in Statesboro/Bulloch County, Ga. They have five children - Joyce (Anthony) Simmons of Statesboro; Rozell (Jacquelyn) Lawrence of Portal; Jessie (Margie) Lawrence and Jerry (Cindy) Lawrence, all of Statesboro; and Connie Lawrence of Portal - and 13 grandchildren. The children will host a family anniversary dinner in Savannah on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 4 p.m.
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Durden of Statesboro, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Marie Durden, to Charles Brandon McGahee, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Hendrix and Mr. Gregory P. McGahee Sr., all of Statesboro.
Dr. Jonathan and Mrs. Miriam Bryant of Statesboro, Ga., proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Naomi Corinne of Atlanta, Ga., to Marc Girardot, son of Dr. Jean-Marie and Dr. Marie-Nadia Girardot of Dunwoody, Ga.
Mrs. Belinda Lee (Wente) Davis of Brooklet, Ga., proudly announces the engagement of her daughter, Blair Ann Wente, to David William Schrepel, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Arthur Schrepel of Stilson, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Randall of Stilwell, Kan., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Margaret Randall of Tulsa, Okla., to Bryce Manuel Sorrier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Sorrier III of Statesboro, Ga.
MACON - Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lewis Smith and Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson Bowers announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Allison Bowers, to William Leonard Herrington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Edwards Herrington of Statesboro, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Byrd of Milledgeville, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Byrd of Savannah, Ga., to Jonathan Gay, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randall Gay Jr. of Garfield, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Frankie and Sandy Kennedy of Statesboro plan to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on April 13 in the Averitt Room of the First Baptist Church. The couple was married on April 14, 1984. They have two children, Christy Kennedy and Mandy Kennedy, both of Statesboro. The reception will be held from 2 until 5 p.m. All family and friends are invited to drop in during that time.
Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Nesmith of Statesboro, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Cindell Samantha Nesmith of Statesboro, to Matthew Walker Mathis, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Mathis of Statesboro.
Mr. Tyler Scott announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of his daughter, Natasha Grant, to John Henry Mikell Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Mikell.
Mrs. William Wycliffe Hillis III of Millen, Ga., is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Ashley Brooke Hillis, to Micah Christopher Baldwin, son of Donald Lockett Baldwin of Statesboro, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. Loron Earl Williams III of Tifton, Ga.
Johnny "Boss" and Janice Lanier celebrated their 50th anniversary on March 11, 2014. The high school sweethearts were married at Friendship Baptist Church by Pastor Bob Helton on March 11, 1964. They celebrated their honeymoon in Cherokee, N.C. They have three children: Layna Lanier Mendlinger and her husband, Josh, of Alpharetta, Ga.; Joey Lanier of Twin City, Ga.; and Jana Lanier Dominy and her husband, David, of Metter, Ga. They have seven grandchildren: Lauren Brooke Lanier, Molly Ellis Manley, Ashton Elizabeth Lanier, Henry Jacob Manley, Noah Norman Mendlinger, John Hunter Lanier and Cooper Aiden Lanier Mendlinger.
Dennis Holley of Dublin, Ga., and Robert and Michelle Ware of Brooklet, Ga., are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Hayley Camillia Holley, to Benjamin Wesley Hodges, son of Benji and Noonie Hodges of Sylvania, Ga., and Terri Nunnally of Sylvania.