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.
Megan Donaldson and Elias Pratt of El Paso, Texas, formerly of Statesboro, Ga., were united in marriage on October 26, 2013, during an outside ceremony at the Robbins Nest in Statesboro. Dan Pratt officiated. An indoor reception immediately followed the ceremony at the Robbins Nest.
Mr. Rabun Todd Waters of Sylvania, Ga., and Ms. Debro Lynn Jones of Statesboro, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Erica Waters of Statesboro, to Ben Grayson "Benji" Ellis Jr. of Hopeulikit, Ga., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Grayson (Becky) Ellis of Hopeulikit.
Tim and Melanie Mosley of Cobbtown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Megan Laurel Mosley, to Cohen Ashley Deal, son of Mike and Susan Deal of Statesboro.