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2B The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, June 21, 1990 Darin Simpson Weds Kelly Shifflett There will be a 50th Wedding An: niversary celebration for Paul and Betva Rhodes Sunday, July 1 at their home at Dawson. A recep- tion will be given in their honor by their ten children, their grandchil- dren and great-grandchildren. Family and friends are welcome to share in this occasion to be held from 2 to 5 p.m. If the weather is rainy, the reception will be held in Fellowship Hall at Meadow Grove Baptist Church located on the Dawson- Springdale Road. Lee Chapel on Washington and Lee University campus in Lexington, was the setting for the wedding of Kelly Dawn Shifflett and Emmett Darin Simpson. Reverend Graham Nahouse, cousin of the bridegroom, of Greenville, North Carolina and Reverend George Wickersham II, Rockbridge Baths, Virginia, per- formed the double ring ceremony at 8 o'clock in the evening. The bride is the daughter of Mr and Mrs William E Richard of Rocky Mount, North Carolina and the late Vernon EIIwood ShiftieSt of Richmond. The bridegroom's par- ents are 6mmett L. Simpson and Debbie Schwarz Simpson, both of White Sulphur Springs. A program of wedding music was presented by B. Dallas Hagewood of Franklin, Tennessee. For the wedding, Lee Chapel was decorated with mass arrange- ments of magnolias, wild rhododen- dron and peace lilies. White pedes- tals held ferns while the colonial lan- terns were encircled with white satin bows, white silk flowers and green- ery. Baby's breath and mixed green- ery were in each window. Dual ar- rangements of opalescent branches, white silk flowers and fresh rhodo- dendron leaves decorated the double doors at the chapel en- trance. The bride, given in marriage and escorted into the historic chapel by her mother, wore a formal gown of ivory bridal satin with re-embroi- dered Alenqon lace bodice designed with a sweetheart neckline, elbow length Juliet puffed sleeves ac* Mr and Mrs e Mr and Mrs cented with satin looped bows, and a basque waist. Seed pearls and sequins adorned the lace bodice and lace sleeves while garlands of scalloped Alen(;on lace formed the border for the hemline of the semi- full skirt as well as for the cathedral train. She wore an Alen:on lace tiara embellished with seed pearls and sequins and accented with cas- cading pearl sprays on the side. An illusion pouff with scattered pearls and a tiered veil of illusion fell from the crown of the headpiece. She carried a cascading bouquet cen- tered with one stately calla lily that served as the focal point from which feathery points of ivory astilbe and varigated ivy extended. The floral designs for the bridal party were cre- ated by Michael Lynch of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Colleen V. Ryan, Cockeysvitle, Maryland, was maid of honor. Her two-piece outfit was tailor-made of teal bengaline moire and was de- signed with a V-neckline, short puff sleeves, a peplum at the waistline and a slim tea-length skirt. She car- ried an arm bouquet of salmon-pink roses and astilbe. E. Darin Simpson Bridesmaids include Emily B. Simpson, Washington, D.C., sister of the bridegroom; Leigh Ann Netterville, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Kathryn G. VanNess, Richmond, Virginia and Sarah T. Allen, Spar- tenburg, South Carolina. They wore matching outfits and carried arm bouquets identical to that of the honor attendant. In Historic Lee Chapel The reception, hosted by the bride's parents, was held at Wash- ington and Lee Alumni House and was catered by Betty Taylor of Lex- ington. Fresh summer flowers, ar- rangements of fresh fruit and painted baskets, decorated with chintz bows and trim were used as decorations for the buffet, fruit and cheese, and champagne punch tables. Fresh pink sweetheart roses topped the bride's three-tiered white cake and also encircled each layer. The bridegroom's initials, sur- rounded by lilies of the valley, were used for his three-tiered chocolate cake. The bride's cake was done by Jeannette Mackay of Lexington while Eric Crane, executive pastry chef at The Greenbrier, created the bridegroom's cake. Martha Bowling of White Sulphur Springs was director for the wed- ding. Presenting the wedding pro- gram were Lorna and Colin Bowring, children of Mr and Mrs Chris Bow- ring of Lexington. Chris Bowring de- signed the programs, which featured an original etching of Lee Chapel and which were gifts to the couple from the Bowrings. Pamela Withrow of Camera One was the official wed- ding photographer. Among the guests were the bride's grandparents, Mr and Mrs L. David Lacy of Kilmarnock, Virginia; and the bridegroom's maternal grandmother, Mrs Henry Schwarz of White Sulphur Springs and two great-aunts, Mrs Ottye Nahouse of The bride's mother was attired in a soft pink sheer tea-length en- semble featuring a jeweled bow at the waisttine and a tong jacket. The bridegroom's mother wore a peach tea-length outfit in waffle weave de- sign with long sleeves and tiered ruffles at the hemline. Each had a corsage of white rosebuds and baby's breath, Best man for his brother was Army Captain Henry B. Simpson of Fort Polk, Louisiana. Guests were seated by Joseph L. Darnell, Fairlea; Christopher A. Tag- nell, Allentown, Pennsylvania; Wilson R Deppe, Williamsburg, Vir- ginia and Christopher J. Bready, Mansfield,Ohio. at Covington, Virginia and Mrs Schwarz McDaniel of Mason. The bridegroom's family the rehearsal dinner at Wills Walker House in downtown ton at which time the couple li{ the unity candle and the birthday was celebrated. A recent graduate of and Lee University with a B. S, gree in psychology, the pursue a doctoral degree in opmental psychology at West ginia University. Recipient of Robinson Award in English ture, History and Social she graduated summa cum and Phi Beta Kappa from. ton and Lee. The bridegroor tended the Virginia Military Ins and will complete work B. S. degree in civil en West Virginia University. The couple is living in town, Carolina Coming to The musical group from First Assembly of God, ganton, North Carolina will Fairlea Church of God, June 23, 7 p.m. and Sum 24 at 11 a.m. Immediately the Saturday night service be a youth "afterglow" with music and drama. Mountain Messen Weekly Church Marry Jeffrey O'Brien Mr and Mrs Benny F. Brown Mr and Mrs Marvin L. Morgan and their children invite their family and friends to a reception in cele- bration of the Fiftieth anniversary of Mr and Mrs Benny F. Brown Sunday June 24, at 2 p.m., at the Salem Presbyterian Church Organ Cave. Mr and Mrs Brown, who. live m Fairlea and DeBary, Florida, were married April 29, 1940 in Tazewell, Virginia by Reverend J. Baylor. Mrs Brown is the former Margaret Ruth Parker. A graduate of Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, she Is a retired registered nurse. Mr Brown was employed as the barber at Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg for many years. He re- tired in February 1981 from the De- partment of Transportation, Bridge Division. in DeLand, Florida. The Browns have one daughter, Jane B. Morgan, and three grand- children. Celebrates 200th Birthday The Frankford United Methodist Ch urch will celebrate its 200th Birth- day Sunday, July ~. A special wor- ship serwce is planned for 11 a.m. with Bishop William Boyd Grove. Bishop Grove was etpcted and con- secrated a bishop at~the Northeast Jurisdictional Conference of the United Methodist Church in July, t980. He has served the West Vir- ginia Area since his election. Prior to his election he served for 26 years as a pastor in the Western Pennsyl- vania Conference. Following the 11 a.m. serwce, a covered.dish meal will be served in the fellowship hall of the church. At 2 p.m. an historical celebration serv- ice will be held with several former ministers speaking. Featured will be an historical drama performed by the church and presentation by Doc- tor Lawrence Sherwood, Lewisburg District Su perintendent Doctor Sherwood, who has been this District's Superintendent for five years, is a Greenbrier County native whose home church was Trinity United Methodist in Ronceverte. The service will conclude with the seal- ing of a time capsule. In less than eight months we have lost both parents. Our mother, Irene Clairs Beavers (Collins) Shupe was buried in Bel Air, Maryland, Thursday, June 7. We appreciate all condolences and acts of kindness. Sincerely, Pritchard Farley Collins Randall Stephen "Steve" Collins Donna Jean Lopez Rhonda Carol Schroeder Jeffrey O'Brien and Brenda Crookshanks Mr and Mrs Cecil Crookshanks c" Ronceverte announce the forthcom- ing marriage of their daughter Brenda Kay to Jeffrey Curtis O'Brien of Greenville, South Carolina. Mr O'Brien is the son el Mr and Mrs Paul O'Brien, Jr. of Fair Play, South Carolina. He is the grandson of Mr and Mrs Paul O'Brien, Senior and Mrs Cinderella Hylton of Ron- ceverte and Earnest Hylton of Flat Mountain. Both Mr O'Brien and Mrs Crook- shanks graduates of Greenbrier East High School. She ~s employed by Bile Food Inc. in Greenville, South Carolina Friends and family are invited to an open church wedding, June 23 at 7 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, Fairlea. A reception will follow an the fellowship hall. Johnny and of A Son Bishop Grove All former members of the Frankford United Methodist Church and their families, friends and all interested parties are invited to join in celebration July 8. I' Christopher Lee Morgan was born May 11 at Humana Hospital- Greenbrier Valley, to Johnny and Mary (Cissie) Morgan of Roncev- erte. He weighed 8 pounds, 8.4 ounces and was 20-1/4 inches long. Maternal Grandparents are Helen Burdiss of Orlando, Florida and Randal Rex Huff, Jr of Canvas and step-grandparent George To- dorovich of Fairlea. Paternal grand- parents are Johnny and Barbara Morgan of Ronceverte. NOTICE: Notice to Northern Greenbrier Health Clinic Inc. Clinic Users: (Williamsburg Health Clinic Users:) July is the month for elections to the Board of Directors. We have four vacancies to be filled: two each from Renick-Frankford, and Williamsburg area. Directors Wayne Jackson, Rose Jackson, Stephen Judy, Dessie Owens, Robert Spencer and Cheryl Workman all have continuing terms. Anyone 18 years of age or over who uses the clinic may run for the Board of Directors. You must live in the service area. The meetings are held monthly, and terms are for two years. Please submit your own name or your nomination by June 30, ]990. Voters will return them to the clinic by the end of July. NAME ADDRE- TELEPHO J DISTRICT REPRESENTING Submit to: Williamsburg Health C1 inic P. O, Box I0 Williamsburg, WV 24991 Jill McClung, Administrator SUBMIT BY: June 30, 1990 Sacred Heart Catholic Church, located in Rainelle at nue and Thirteenth Street, was organized in 1954 as a mission e Catherine's Catholic Church in Ronceverte. The block buildin siding, was completed the same year; extensive reno~Latiot~ completed in 1988. Father John N. Duhaimt~ has been pdstor congregation since 1986. Sandra Sue Doctor In Mr and Mrs Bernie T, Johnson of Ronceverte, announce the marriage of their daughter. Sandra Sue, to Dr. Thomas M. DeWire, on Thursday, May 31. in Richmond, Virginia. Rick Shelton officiated. The groom is the son of Mrs Mary Frances DeWire and the late Doctor Merrill Brown DeWire of Reading, Pennsylvania. Mrs. DeWire is a graduate of Glenville State College with a de- gree in Vocational Home Econom- ics, and also a degree in nursing. She is employed by Medical College of Virginia and Saint Mary's I~ in Richmond. Doctor DeWire is a Jefferson Medical CollecLyr delphi& He served a five years in general surgerYi~ ~,~ two year fellowship in plastiC~ M( at Medical College of Vir~,.. Richmond. He is now in them practice of Plastic Richmond. The DeWires will home in Richmond, Virginia, Register Now For A FREE Portrait Package Valued Over $200.00 Drawing Will Be Aug. 15, 1990. p IlBB IIIBB IBIBB IBIB ,lllBI BBBI I~ll ~ NW ~ iiiBiB Bmll limb iiBiB iiBiBi IIBII I| NAME ADDRESS LP..HONE ~ IIIIIll nBI IIIBI BIIB IIIBll IIIIBIm IBBII BBBI ~ IIIBB BBIB ~ IIIBB ==== Rt. 60 West, White Sulphur Springs