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Celebrations 10-26-08

Allman Five Generations

The Allman Family presents five generations. Left to right are father Hunter Allman of Landis; grandfather Phillip Allman of Kannapolis; great-great-grandmother Sarah Allman of Salisbury holding infant Landon Allman of Landis; and great-grandfather Lee Allman of Salisbury.

Boyette – Cline

KANNAPOLIS ó Noel Joy Boyette of Salisbury and Kenneth Lee Cline of China Grove were united in marriage Sept. 27, 2008, at North Kannapolis Baptist Church.
The Rev. Rich Szekely officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception in the churchís McMurray Hall.
The bride was escorted by an uncle, Robert Royal. Attending as her maid of honor was Miss Jennifer Sweeney of Kannapolis. Her bridesmaids included Miss Breeann Simmons of Salisbury and Miss Heather Morgan and Mrs. Leah Self, both of Kannapolis. Miss Hope Royal of Kannapolis served as flower girl.
Michael Cline stood as his sonís best man. Groomsmen included Mr. Timothy Self of Kannapolis, Mr. Richie Sinclair of China Grove and Mr. Steve Canon of Mooresville.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Reid of Salisbury and the late Harlowe Boyette. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Joyce Royal and the late Robert Royal of Kannapolis and Mrs. Marihelen Boyette and the late Thel Boyette of Cary. A 2005 graduate of A.L. Brown High School, Joy is studying business at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and is employed by Loweís Home Improvement.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cline of Salisbury and the grandson of Mrs. Doris Dixon and the late Lother Dixon of Salisbury and Mr. and Mrs. Max Cline of Kannapolis. A 2003 graduate of South Rowan High School, Kenneth is a grocery manager for Food Lion.
Following a Royal Caribbean cruise, the couple are making their home in China Grove.

Brooks – McDuffie

Dorcas M. Brooks of Andrews, N.C., is pleased to announce the engagement of her granddaughter, Jessica Leigh Brooks, to Joshua Aaron McDuffie of Salisbury.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late Dorcas Ann Brooks and granddaughter of the late J.V. Brooks, both of Andrews. A 2001 graduate of Hayesville High School, Jessica is currently attending Campbell University School of Pharmacy, where she will graduate in May 2009 with a Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree.
The future groom is the son of Kathy McDuffie and the late J. Michael McDuffie of Salisbury and the grandson of Jim and Ruth Purser of Dallas, N.C., and Virginia McDuffie of Hamlet. Josh is a 2002 graduate of East Rowan High School and received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from North Carolina State University in 2005. Currently, he attends Campbell University School of Pharmacy and will also graduate in May 2009 with a Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree.
The wedding is planned for Aug. 8, 2009, at Andrews First Baptist Church in Andrews.

Butner – Payonk

Stephanie Camille Butner and Andrew Louis Payonk were married at Saint Johnís Lutheran Church in Salisbury on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at five oíclock in the afternoon by the Rev. Jennifer Ginn. A dinner and dance, hosted by the brideís parents, followed in Lewis Hall at First Presbyterian Church.
The bride is the daughter of Stephen R. and Camille Nichols Butner of Salisbury. She is the granddaughter of James and Daisy Nichols of Salisbury and John and Doris Butner of Charlotte. Stephanie is a 2008 honor graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with a Bachelor of Science in Education, with a specialty in Deaf Education. She is now a student at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., pursuing a Master Degree in Deaf Education.
The groom is the son of Philip and Isabelle Payonk of Wilmington. He is the grandson of the late Charles and Isabelle Jewell and the late Andrew and Mary Payonk of Wilmington. Andy is a 2004 honor graduate of East Carolina University, Greenville, with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. He is the first hearing impaired student to complete this field of study at ECU. Andy is with Cavanaugh & Associates, PA of Winston-Salem and is a graduate student at NCA&T.
The bride was escorted by her father and given away in marriage by her parents. The bride wore a traditional white satin, full length gown, with halter bodice. It was accented with an eggplant satin insert at the empire waist and extended down the chapel train. The veil of silk illusion was held in place with a tiara of petal shaped crystals accented with pearls. The heirloom jewelry was a pearl and diamond necklace and matching ear rings. The bouquet of white and eggplant roses completed the ensemble.
Longtime friend of the bride Miss Katie Doran served as Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids were the brideís cousins, Melissa Mills of Burlington and Tracy Wilson of McLeansville, the groomís sister, Sara Futrell of Charlotte, and friends Laura Ingalsbe of Wilmington, Tina Patterson of Greensboro and Heather Callaham of Kernersville. Their eggplant gowns were strapless fashioned sheaths. The junior bridesmaid was Lexie Dean of Greensboro. Abbey Buechler of Salisbury was the flower girl and Joseph Bohland of Salisbury, godson of the brideís parents, was the ring bearer.
Philip Payonk Sr., father of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen included the groomís brother, Philip Payonk Jr of Charlotte, the brideís brother, Daniel Butner of Wilmington, the brideís cousin, Jeff Wilson of McLeansville, the groomís cousin Matt Jewell of Wilmington, and friends Will McKendree of Hampton, Va. and Scott Clayton of Winterville. Junior groomsman was the groomís cousin, Craig Marshall of Hampstead.
Musicians were Robert Durocher, Jr., organist, Jimmy Anderson, guitarist and harmonica, Ken Mowery, pianist, and Carolyn Mowery, vocalist. Lector Pam Hall, transliterator Martha Soltani and interpreter Lindsay Wineka also participated in the wedding ceremony. The wedding was directed by Toni Kenerly.
The wedding party and out-of-town guests enjoyed a rehearsal dinner hosted by the groomís parents at Santos restaurant in Salisbury on the eve of the wedding.
The bridesmaid brunch was given by the maid of honor, Katie Doran, and her mother, Adair Doran, and friends Mary and Libba Willingham. Friends, out-of-town guests and the bridesmaids enjoyed food and fellowship on the morning of the wedding.
Showers and dinner parties were hosted in Wilmington by aunts and friends of the groom and his family. Additional showers and parties were given in Salisbury by friends Mrs. Doris Porter, Ms. Meloney Ruhlman, Ms. Gail Rathbone, Mrs. Pam Hall and Mrs. Joyce Simmons.
After a honeymoon at Whitestone Country Inn in Kingston, Tenn., the bride and the groom will resume their chosen Masters Degree programs.

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