May ~ Welch

  • Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 12:01 a.m.
    UPDATED: Monday, July 29, 2013 9:49 a.m.
Ivory May Welch
Ivory May Welch

Ivory Taylor May and John Whitfield Welch were united in marriage June 29, 2013, at Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on the campus of Catawba College in Salisbury. The Rev. Dr. Stan Welch officiated the 6 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception in the old Cabarrus Bank building.

The bride was escorted by her father and attended by Brittney Barnhardt as maid of honor. Serving as bridesmaids were Katie Welch, Katie Wise, Katherine Van Wieren, Kim Povaleri, Krista Haywood, Whitney Haywood and Molly Garrett. Caroline Welch was junior bridesmaid.


Josh Welch stood as best man. Groomsmen included Jamey Welch, Reagan May, Gabe Welch, Jimmy May, Chandler Shirley, Kyle Ballew and Anthony Watts.

Lola C Lynch was flower girl, and ring bearer was Will Welch. Jenny Hancock, Kylee Hancock and Amanda Watts were guest registrars, and Ashley Fox and Abi Watts were program attendants.

The bride is the daughter of Steve and Melody May of China Grove and the granddaughter of R.C. and Dotty Stafford of Kannapolis and the late Ted and Josephine May. A 2009 graduate of South Rowan High School, Taylor earned a Bachelor degree in Exercise Science in 2013 from Catawba College. She played WomenÕs Basketball all four years.

The groom is the son of Stan and Melody Welch of Candler and the grandson of Shirley Russ and the late Clyde Russ and Blanche Welch and the late Tom Welch. A 2007 graduate of South Rowan High School, John earned an Associate degree in Nursing in 2012 from Asheville-Buncombe Tech. He is a registered nurse at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast in Concord.

Following a wedding trip to Surfside Beach, the couple are making their home in Rockwell.

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