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Mr. & Mrs. William Morrow Avra
     Mary Melissa Greene of Metter became the bride of William Morrow Avra of Statesboro during a 6 p.m. ceremony held on June 6, 2009, at the Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church in Savannah, Ga. The Rev. John William Powell, cousin of the bride, officiated.
    Music was provided by Scott Bohanan of Atlanta, pianist, brother-in-law of the bride. Mrs. Glyn Thrift of Metter performed the melodies of "How Beautiful" before the ceremony and "The Lord's Prayer" during the lighting of the unity candle.
    The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Patsy Wilson Greene and the late Lumley Powell Greene of Metter.
    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Freeman Avra of Statesboro.
    The bride wore an ivory regal satin halter gown embellished with pearls and bugle beaded accents that flowed into the long straight skirt and semi-cathedral train. The train-length ivory veil was adorned with a headband covered in bugle beads and pearls. Her bridal bouquet was filled with white roses and hydrangeas wrapped in candlelight satin ribbon.
    Matron of honor was Melanie Greene Bohanan and maid of honor was Megan Michelle Greene, both sisters of the bride. They each carried bouquets of coral roses tied with matching coral ribbon to match their dresses.
    Robert Freeman Avra served as his son's best man. Gregory Dixon Avra served as his brother's groomsman. Ushers were Stan Aikens, Jeremy Gantt, Justin Lanier and Chad Prosser, all friends of the groom.
    Following the ceremony, a reception was held at The Old Pink House Ballroom in historic Savannah. The bride and groom danced their first dance while the band played, "Sweet Melissa." After dancing and enjoying the band with friends, the couple left the reception in a tunnel of sparklers held by guests.
    The couple honeymooned at Seven Stars Resort, Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean and now resides in Statesboro.

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