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Celebrations 09-07-08

Bernhardt – Chambers

Lisa Marie Bernhardt and Philip Jake Chambers, both of Salisbury, were united in marriage Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at St. Paulís Lutheran Church. The Rev. William Ketchie officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at Salisbury Civic Center.
The bride was escorted by her father, Ben Bernhardt. Maid of honor was Kristin Parrish of Salisbury. Bridesmaids included sister of the groom Stephanie Chambers and Amanda Ramsey, both of Salisbury, and Brittany Jones of Rockwell.
Justin Curlee was the best man. Groomsmen were brother of the bride Jason Bernhardt, Kenneth Gordon, Bryan Reynolds and Nathan Robinson, all of Salisbury.
Flower girls were Megan LaPointe, cousin of the bride of Fort Mill, S.C., and Shaylee Creel, cousin of the groom of Salisbury.
Kerri Bernhardt, cousin of the bride of Claremont, served as guest register attendant. Program attendant was Leslie Denton, cousin of the groom of Salisbury. Vocalists were Tommy and Joy Lowe of Salisbury, cousins of the groom. Wedding director was Sandra Watson.
The bride is the daughter of Ben and Susan Bernhardt of Salisbury and the granddaughter of Roy Bernhardt of Salisbury, the late Mary Ruth Beaver Bernhardt, William Reissner of Salisbury and the late Dorothy Y. Reissner. Lisa is a 2005 graduate of East Rowan High School and a 2007 graduate of Cabarrus College of Health Sciences. She is an occupational therapy assistant at Autumn Care.
The groom is the son of Barry and Patti Chambers of Salisbury and the grandson of Ray and Sue Chambers of Salisbury, Jerry and Betty Graham of Mocksville and the late Joyce Graham. A 2002 graduate of East Rowan High School, Jake is a supervisor at Multi-Wall Packaging and a part-time firefighter at Granite Quarry and Badin Lake.
A dinner was hosted by the groomís parents following the wedding rehearsal at the church fellowship hall.
Following a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico, the couple will reside in Salisbury.

Bowyer – Wei

Charles and Ann Bowyer of Lexington and Billie Sharpe Bowyer of Salisbury are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Irene Bowyer of Taipei, Taiwan, to Leo Tzu-Yao Wei, also of Taipei.
An honor graduate of North Rowan High School, the bride-elect graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000.
The future groom is the son of Ren-Ho Wei and Takeo and Judy Kubota, all of Taipei. He is a graduate of Taipei’s Fu-Hsin Trade and Arts Senior High School and a 2004 graduate of Shih-Chien University.
Beth and Leo are both employed by Overseas Radio and Television, a Christian media organization based in Taipei.
Following a wedding celebration in Taipei on Oct. 18, the couple will wed on Oct. 25 at Franklin Presbyterian Church.

Carter 50th Anniversary

Charles Cecil iMajorî Carter and Betty Jean Frick Carter of Faith celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a family dinner held Sept. 6, 2008, at The Depot at Cody Creek in Dobson. The Carters were united in marriage Aug. 31, 1958, at Faith Lutheran Church in Faith by the Rev. Earl McCombs.
Major is a former Marine and was formerly the mayor of Faith. He retired after 50 years as a brick mason. Betty Jean operated Bettyís Fabric Store and made handmade ceramics, along with running a daycare in her home. She is now a homemaker.
The couple have two daughters, Lisa Carter Phelps and husband Rex and Karen Carter Fink and husband Todd, all of Faith. Their grandchildren are Nicholas Phelps and wife Jayme, Tiffani Phelps and boyfriend Adam Burney, Enzley Fink and boyfriend Walter Recinos, all of Faith. They also have a great-grandchild, Mason Allen Phelps.
The Carters will continue their celebration with a trip to Cherokee this fall compliments of their family.

Collins – Dietz

FAITH ó Breanne Michelle Collins and Andrew Tyler Dietz were united in marriage Sept. 6, 2008, at Faith Baptist Church.
The Rev. Mike Shoaf officiated the 6:00 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at the Historic Salisbury Depot.
The bride was escorted by her father, Brian Collins. Attending as her maid of honor was her sister, Lauren Ashley Collins of Salisbury. The bride chose as her bridesmaids Mrs. Salem Dietz and Miss Baili Collins, both of Faith, Ms. Meagan Corl of Salisbury and Miss Allison Janey of Rockwell.
Mr. Brandon Dietz, brother of the groom, served as best man. Serving as groomsmen were father of the groom Ken Dietz of Salisbury, Mr. Garret Yates of Rockwell and Mr. Mathew Corl of Salisbury. Hunter Collins, brother of the bride, served as junior groomsman.
Tilley Collins of Statesville and Emma Collins of Rockwell were flower girls, and Colby Collins of Statesville was ring bearer, all cousins of the bride. Mrs. Ashley Corl of Salisbury served as registrar, and serving as program attendants were Adison Collins of Faith and Jake Kepley of Salisbury, cousins of the bride.
Ceremony music was provided by harpist Camille Gotta of Charlotte. Soloists were Mallory Honeycutt of Salisbury and Eddie Burnham of Granite Quarry. The wedding was directed by Kim Miller of Gold Hill.
Flowers placed at the altar were in loving memory of the coupleís late grandparents, Mrs. Lottie H. Kepley, Mr. Welker Fraley, Mr. Edwin Smoot and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dietz.
The bride is the daughter of Karen and Brian Collins of Salisbury. She is the granddaughter of Mary and Bobby Webb and Mr. and Mrs. Philip Kepley, all of Salisbury, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Collins of Warrenton and Ms. Polly Fraley of Faith. An honor graduate of East Rowan High School, Breanne is currently majoring in Elementary School Education at Pfeiffer University and is employed by Grace Bible Church.
The groom is the son of Ken and Cathy Dietz of Salisbury and the grandson of Ruth Smoot of Salisbury. A 2003 graduate of East Rowan High School, Andrew is employed by Schult Manufacturing.
A bridal luncheon was held the Saturday prior to the wedding hosted by the brideís mother and sister at Carolina Lily. The rehearsal dinner was hosted by Andrewís parents on Friday at the Wrenn House in Salisbury.
After a wedding trip to Antigua Sandals Resort, the couple will reside in Faith.

Fink 60th Anniversary

Homer Lee Fink, Jr. and Hallie Olivia Lefler Fink of Kannapolis celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a dinner held Sept. 5, 2008, at Prickly Pear in Mooresville. The Finks were united in marriage Sept. 4, 1948, at Mount Olivet Methodist Church in Concord by the Rev. W.B. Davis.
Homer retired as a Warrant Officer 4 with the National Guard. Hallie was a supervisor at Terry Products in Kannapolis for many years and retired at The Gift Corner in Kannapolis.
The coupleís children are son Michael Lee Fink of Kannapolis and daughter Crystal Fink OíGuin and husband Christopher of Salisbury. They also have four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Morgan – Bell

CHARLOTTE ó Julie Elizabeth Morgan of Salisbury and Ronald Lynwood iLennieî Bell, Jr., of Winston-Salem were united in marriage Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at First Baptist Church of Charlotte.
The Rev. Jim Cashwell officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at Byronís of South End.
The bride was escorted by her father, Gary D. Morgan. She was attended by her sisters, Mary Ellen Morgan of Huntersville as maid of honor and April Morgan Rollins of Mooresville as matron of honor. Her bridesmaids were her cousin, Mary Katherine Morgan of Charlotte, sister of the groom Melissa Ann Bell of Wake Forest and Jennifer Marie Kluttz of Mooresville.
The groom chose his father, Ronald iRonnieî Lynwood Bell, Sr., as his best man. Serving as groomsmen were Joshua Daniel Cashwell of Raleigh, Jonathan Ross Rebsamen of Charlotte, Joshua David Holland of Atlanta, Ga., and brother-in-law of the bride Travis Barry Rollins of Mooresville.
Serving as candlelighters were aunt of the bride Mrs. Mary Richardson of Raleigh and uncle of the bride Mr. John T. Ray of Salisbury. Guest registrars were Miss Tara Christie Notaro and Miss Stacy Lynn Martin, both of Charlotte. Program attendants were Miss Julie Gillum Burke of Charlotte and Mrs. Whitney Lee Carpenter of Huntersville. Mrs. Kay Rogers of Charlotte was wedding director.
The bride is the daughter of Gary and Betty Morgan and the granddaughter of Warren and Evelyn Morgan and the late Ulysses Grant Ray and Wilma Smith Ray, all of Salisbury. A 1999 graduate of East Rowan High School, Julie graduated from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 2003 with double majors, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. She earned her Master of Accountancy from UNC, Chapel Hill in 2004 and obtained her CPA in 2006. She has been employed with Gary D. Morgan CPA, P.A.
The groom is the son of Ronnie and Kathy Bell of Charlotte and the grandson of the late Ronald and Mildred Bell of Virginia Beach, Va., and the late James Everett and Mary Louise Hall of Alexandria, Va. A 2000 graduate of South Mecklenburg High School, Lennie received a degree in Trust and Investment Management with a minor in Financial Planning from Campbell University in 2004. He is a relationship associate with Calibre, a division of Wachovia Bank in Winston-Salem.
Following a wedding trip to the Hawaiian islands of Kauai and Oahu, the couple will make their home in Winston-Salem.

Powers – Melton

Gary and Tam Powers of Salisbury are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Lynn Powers, to Nathan Alan Melton, both of Salisbury.
The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Hilda and the late William iBillî Hart and Tom and Jane Monroe, all of Salisbury. A 2000 graduate of North Rowan High School, Carrie received a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Education from North Carolina State University in 2004, graduating cum laude. In 2007, she received her Master of Science in Instructional Technology from East Carolina University. Carrie is a Business and Information Technology teacher at West Rowan High School.
The future groom is the son of Mark and Ethel Younts and Dennis Melton, all of Salisbury, and the grandson of Nancy and the late William iBillî Robinson of Landis and Doris and the late Jack Younts of Thomasville. A 2000 graduate of North Rowan High School, Nathan also attended Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and East Carolina University. He is employed by McKenzie Taxidermy Supplies.
The wedding is Oct. 11 at First Baptist Church of Salisbury.

Powlas – Trexler

Jeffrey and Mita Powlas of Rockwell are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Hailey Melissa Powlas, to Joshua Adam Trexler, both of Salisbury.
The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Harold and Colleen Shuping of Rockwell and Mary and the late George Powlas of Salisbury. A 2004 graduate of East Rowan High School and 2008 graduate of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Hailey is employed by Cardinal Logistic.
The future groom is the son of Ronnie and Linda Trexler of Gold Hill and Connie and Ray Griffin of Rockwell. He is the grandson of Hazelene Haron of Salisbury, the late Thomas Trexler, and Mary and the late Robert Bost of Salisbury. A 2000 graduate of East Rowan High School, Joshua is employed by Freirich Foods.
The wedding is Oct. 4 at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Salisbury.

Safrit – Fox

MOORESVILLE ó Alana Elizabeth Safrit of Concord and Jason Reynolds Fox of China Grove were united in marriage Saturday, September 6, 2008, at West Corinth Baptist Church.
The Rev. Robert Suttles officiated the ceremony, which was followed by a reception at Salisbury Country Club.
The bride was escorted by her grandfather, Norman Eugene Ingold, and given in marriage by her mother. Ashley Stockton of Charlotte was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Rachel Hinshaw and Lindsay Wootten of Salisbury, and junior bridesmaids were Karley Ingold and Peyton Rodgers of Salisbury, cousins of the bride.
Mr. Andrew Pierce of China Grove was best man. Richie Tester of Granite Quarry, Scott Stockton of Charlotte, Tim Dial of Cleveland and brother of the bride Justin Safrit of Salisbury served as groomsmen.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Snipes of Morrisville were program and register attendants. Mrs. Joy Rodgers, cousin of the bride, was wedding director. Mrs. Jennifer Price, cousin of the bride, was soloist. Mr. Dean Orbison was pianist and soloist.
The bride is the daughter of Jan Ingold Safrit of Concord and Sonny Safrit of Salisbury. She is the granddaughter of Norman and Helen Ingold of Salisbury and the late Marvin W. Safrit, Sr. A 2004 honor graduate of South Rowan High School and 2008 cum laude graduate of Campbell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Research, Alana is employed with Elite Food Sales and Marketing in Salisbury.
The groom is the son of Jeannette Johnson of China Grove and Tim Fox of Atlanta, Ga. He is the grandson of Jerry and Faye Johnson of The Villages, Fla., Kay Fox of Sumter, S.C., and the late Harold Fox. A 2002 honor graduate of South Rowan High School and 2006 summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, Jason is a K-9 police officer with Salisbury Police Department.
After a honeymoon to Jamaica, the couple will reside in China Grove.

Trexler – Frick

Jim and Christina Trexler of Gold Hill are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Christina Trexler, to Nathan Drew Frick, son of Andy and Machelle Frick of Salisbury.
The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Emory and Johannah Webster of Salisbury and Glenn Van Trexler and the late Hazel Trexler of Gold Hill. A 2003 honor graduate of East Rowan High School, Sara graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2007. She is employed by Trexler Trucking Inc.
The future groom is the grandson of Gerry and the late Norman Frick of Granite Quarry, Joe Stirewalt of Salisbury and the late Betty iPatî Miller. A 2001 graduate of East Rowan High School, Nathan is employed by Blandy Hardwoods.
The wedding is Oct. 18 at St. Matthewís Lutheran Church in Salisbury.

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