Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Eugene Akins of Stilson, formerly of Statesboro, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Leesa Dwin, to Mr. Roger Lee Flora, both of Atlanta, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lee Flora of Sun City Center, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. James Marvin Franklin of Pulaski, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Marie Franklin of Pulaski, to Ernest Arthur "Ty" Tyson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Arthur Tyson.
Sheila Scott of Statesboro and Gary McNeil of Pooler announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Scott of Statesboro, to Chad Perkins Sr. of Statesboro, son of Brenda Alston and Frank Perkins, both of Statesboro.
Thomas and Betty Chester were married January 5, 1964, at Friendship Baptist Church in Statesboro, Ga., by the Rev. Bob Helton. The children of Thomas and Betty will host a reception in their honor on January 12, 2014, at Eastern Heights Baptist Church from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. No local invitations are being sent. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. No gifts, please.
Rashad Wright and Tiffany Dobyns are proud to announce their engagement.
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Alexander Samuels of Marietta, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Alexandra Neves Samuels, to David Terry Cromley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chap Cromley of Brooklet, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Boone Aiken of Florence, S.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Robin Sanders Aiken, to William Harold Bolen Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. William Harold Bolen of Statesboro.
Sheree White of Statesboro and Patrick L. Hepner Jr. of Brunswick, Ga., were united in marriage during a 4 p.m. ceremony held on June 22, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Statesboro.
Joe and Linda Collins were married on November 23, 1963, in the chapel of the First United Methodist Church in Forsyth, Ga. To celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary, a drop-in reception is planned for Sunday, December 1, 2013, from 2 until 4 p.m. in the social hall of Eastern Heights Baptist Church. The reception will be hosted by their children, Greg and Marcia Collins, Caroline and David James and Woody and Wendy Collins; and grandchildren, Keith, Tyler and Brandon Collins; Kinsley, Sarah Kate and Will James; and Landon and Chandler Collins. All family and friends are invited to attend.
Tara Salter became the bride of John Hurst during a 4 p.m. ceremony held on October 12, 2013, at the Botsford Baptist Church in Waynesboro, Ga. The Reverend Wayne Dixon of Waynesboro officiated.
Mary Katherine "Katie" Hill and William Paty Barksdale of Nashville, Tennessee, were united in marriage on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at 5:30 in the evening at the First United Methodist Church in Statesboro. Dr. Bill Perry and Father Mike Smith officiated.
Dr. Tim Giles and Nina Freifeld Giles of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Beth Giles of Los Angeles, California, to Michael Martin Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Hagy of Marietta, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. and Eva L. Suddeth of Register, Ga., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 18, 2013, at Longhorn Steakhouse. They have four children, James and Stacy Suddeth of Register, Thomas and Merita Akins of Tucker, Ga., Lea Akins of Augusta, Ga., and Tal and Melisa Akins of Register; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Linda Leonard of Brooklet, Ga., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on November 8th, 2013, with family and friends at Trinity Baptist Church. The couple was married on November 7th, 1963, at DeRenne Avenue Church of God in Savannah, Ga. They have three children, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one on the way. Their children are Rick Leonard of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; Carey Johnson of Dublin, Ga.; and Michelle Howell of Guyton, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Tiku Shroff of Statesboro, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Lyn of Statesboro, to Ronald Anthony, son of Ron Flott Sr. and Sheryl Bahr.
The Reverend Roland and Peaches Barnes of Statesboro are proud to announce the engagement of their son, Jordan Knox Barnes, to Jessica Michelle Head, daughter of Mike and Anette Head of Millen.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack and Ruth (Deal) Bragg will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, January 25, 2015, with their family. The couple married on January 29, 1955, at the home of Elder Shelton Mikell in Brooklet. They have three children, Randy Bragg, Brenda Morrow and Debra Baars; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The Braggs started Bragg Motor Service in Statesboro in 1956 and Bragg Motor Service in Sylvania in 1967. Both are still active in both stores.
Mr. and Mrs. Roger S. Bergh of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Carol Bergh, to Kieth Gilbert Dammann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dammann of Macon and Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Whitman of Tampa, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Abb Dan Johnson Jr. of Twin City are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ansley Leigh Johnson, to Carson Hugh Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Edwin Smith Jr. of Vidalia.
Mr. Jeffrey Rushing and Mrs. Denise Larisey of Statesboro, Georgia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Charlene Rushing of Statesboro, to David Keith Hardee, son of Mr. and Mrs. David W. Hardee.
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