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Celebrations 07-13-08

Athey 10th Anniversary

Ernie Lee Athey Jr. and Denise Canupp Athey of Salisbury are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary with a vacation to Daytona Beach, Fla. The Atheys were married July 11, 1998, in the Salisbury home of the groomís parents. Ernie is the owner of Athey and Son Painting, and Denise is office assistant at Rowan Diagnostic Clinic. The couple have a daughter, Shalee Nicole, who is 9 years old. Upon their return from Florida, the couple will celebrate with close friends and family at their home.

Bledsoe – Eller Wedding

April Marie Bledsoe and Rodney Neil Eller were united in marriage June 28, 2008, at High Rock Community Church. The Rev. James R. Pinyan officiated the 1 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at Dan Nicholas Park.
The brideís daughters, Kayla Bledsoe and Kelsey Bledsoe, served as bridesmaids. Son of the groom Andrew Eller of Salisbury was best man, and brother of the bride Joseph Keaton of Thomasville was usher.
Daughter of the bride Abigail Gaddis was flower girl, and son of the groom Lukas Eller was ring bearer.
The bride is the daughter of Nelson V. Stillwell of Trinity and Rose G. Keaton of Thomasville. She is employed by Back to Back Design Works Inc. in Thomasville.
The groom is the son of Ned A. and Martha B. Eller of Salisbury. He is employed by Fleming Candy Co. in Salisbury.
Following a honeymoon at Dr. Flippinís Bed and Breakfast in Pilot Mountain, the couple are making their home in Salisbury.

Boles – Petrea Wedding

Maggie Elizabeth Boles and Christopher Adam Petrea were married May 3, 2008, at 5 oíclock in the evening at Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on the campus of Catawba College in Salisbury.
The Rev. Carl Haynes officiated the ceremony, which was followed by a reception at Rowan Museum hosted by the brideís parents. The bridal party was transported to the reception in an antique fire truck provided by W.A. Brown and sons.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. Mrs. Kelly Kirk of Salisbury served as Matron of Honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Hannah Petrea, sister of the groom, Miss Megan Blalock and Miss Nicole Jackson, all of Rockwell, and Mrs. Jacque Thomas of Salisbury.
Mr. Chuck Petrea served as his sonís best man. Groomsmen included Mr. Weston Boles of Charlotte, brother of the bride; Mr. Calen Stiller and Mr. Corey Stiller of Mount Ulla, cousins of the groom; and Mr. Justin Hall of Rockwell. Master Wyatt Kirk was ring bearer.
Miss Cassie Safrit served as registrar, along with Miss Kaylen Petrea as program attendant. Wedding director was Mrs. Kathy Haynes, and music was provided by Mrs. Becky Morris and Mr. Justin Hall.
The bride is the daughter of Truett and Patti Boles and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gib Russell, Mrs. Carrie Boles and the late James Boles. A 2005 graduate of East Rowan High School, Maggie received a degree in Dental Assisting from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. She is employed by Lyerly and Associates, DDS, PA in Salisbury.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Petrea and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Petrea, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Peeler and the late Martha Peeler. A 2004 graduate of East Rowan High School, Adam attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. A Broadband Technician with Time Warner Cable, he is also a volunteer fireman at Rockwell Rural Fire Department.
The couple honeymooned at Disney World in Florida and are residing in Salisbury.
Courtesies Extended
Maggie was honored at a Bridal Shower March 2 at Stallings Memorial Baptist Church by Pam Safrit, Susan Stiller, Sarah Peeler and Lisa Peeler, aunts of the groom. They were assisted by the groomís cousins, Cassie Safrit and Les-Lee Peeler.
Kelly Kirk, Matron of Honor, and Judy Kirk, aunt of the bride, honored Maggie and Adam with a Pampered Chef Bridal Shower April 5 at Christiana Lutheran Church.
Sherry Boles and Gaybriel Morgan, aunts of the bride, hosted a Bridal Shower April 6 in Norwood.
The Womanís Missionary Union of Stallings Memorial Baptist Church honored Maggie and Adam with a White Bible Service April 20, which was followed by a reception in the Rhyne Building.
Maggieís bridesmaids hosted a Bachelorette Party at Outback in Salisbury, followed by a viewing of the movie i27 Dressesî at the home of Judy Kirk.
Adamís father and groomsmen hosted a Bachelor Party in his honor in Charlotte.
Judy Kirk hosted a Bridesmaid Luncheon at her home to honor Maggie April 26.
The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groomís parents at Holiday Inn May 2. The dinner was decorated in a fireman theme with the groomís cake containing the firemanís Maltese Cross. Guests viewed a slideshow documenting the brideís and groomís lives.

Burnette – Page Wedding

KANNAPOLIS ó Kandace DeAnna Burnette of Morganton and Jeremy Daniel Page of Kannapolis were united in marriage June 7, 2008, at Kannapolis Church of God.
Pastor Steve Sprinkle officiated the 1 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception in the China Grove Church of God Fellowship Hall.
The bride is the daughter of Mike and Kathy Burnette and the granddaughter of Paul and Mildred Powell, all of Morganton, and the late Norman and Ruby Burnette. A 2008 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a minor in Interdisciplinary Health Studies, Kandace will begin employment with Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast in Concord this summer.
The groom is the son of Danny and Judy Page and the grandson of Helen Veach, all of Salisbury, the late Julius Veach and the late Roy and Hazel Page. A 1997 graduate of North Rowan High School, Jeremy is a police officer with Kannapolis Police Department.
The couple are making their home in Kannapolis.

Gaylor – Palmore Engagement

Paul and Linda Gaylor of China Grove are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Marie Gaylor, to Nicholas Parker Palmore of Cleveland.
The future bride is the granddaughter of Russell and Barbara Phillips of Concord and the late Carroll and Jean Gaylor of Norfolk, Va. A 2005 graduate of West Rowan High School, Stephanie is a student at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and is employed at Carillon Assisted Living.
The future groom is the son of Jayne and Steve Land and Richard and Amy Palmore, all of Salisbury. He is the grandson of the late Jackie Smith and the late Frankie Land, and the stepgrandson of Cleo Collins and Carlton Land, both of Salisbury. A 2000 graduate of James Madison High School, Nicholas is employed by Wal-Mart.
The wedding is Sept. 20 at Thyatira Presbyterian Church in Salisbury.

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