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Celebrations 11-16-08

Bassinger 40th Anniversary

Shelby Alexander Bassinger and Julie Burris Bassinger of Salisbury celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Nov. 10, 2008. Family and friends are helping the couple celebrate today, Nov. 16, 2008, at a gathering at the home of Robbie and Krisie Bassinger.
The Bassingers were married Nov. 10, 1968, in Salisbury. Shelby is a former Distribution Manager for Food Lion and Warehouse Manager for L&M Produce.
The couple have two sons, Robbie and his wife Krisie of Mooresville and Bradley of Charlotte.
They also have three grandchildren, Shelby, Tucker and Maggie Bassinger.

Creswell – Fritsch

David and Sandra Creswell of Salisbury are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristy Shirlene Creswell, to Ryan Michael Fritsch, both of Auburndale, Fla.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Betty Creswell, Joyce Ludwig and the late Arthur Hartman, all of Salisbury. A 1996 graduate of East Rowan High School, Kristy graduated from Cabarrus College of Health Sciences in 1998 and from Winston Salem State University in 2003. She is a registered nurse at Winter Haven Ambulatory Surgical Center.
The future groom is the son of Robert and Carolyn Fritsch of Roscoe, Ill., and the grandson of Ardath and the late Donald Fritsch and the late Floyd H. and Vera Johnson, all of Sandwich, Ill. A 1992 graduate of Hononegah High School, Ryan graduated from Truman State University in 1997. He is the warehousing director for Aldi Florida Division.
The wedding is Feb. 28, 2009, at Town Manor in Auburndale.

Efird – Nance

CHINA GROVE ó Angela Michelle Efird of China Grove and Joshua Charles Nance of Peachland were united in marriage Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at Mount Moriah Lutheran Church.
The Rev. Joseph Tallent officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at The Club at Irish Creek.
The bride was escorted by her father, Dennis Efird. Attending were her cousins, Kristen Wright as maid of honor and Jennifer Henley as matron of honor, both of China Grove. Bridesmaids included cousin of the bride Morgan Johnson of China Grove, sisters of the groom Allison Nance of Wilmington and Melanie Nance of Peachland, and Afton Messer of Marshville.
Al Nance stood as his sonís best man. Serving as groomsmen were brother of the bride Jonathan Efird of China Grove, Matt Morgan, Bo Kendall and Will Truett of Wadesboro and John Marshall of Marshville.
Railyn Wright of Salisbury was flower girl, and Cameron Lockhart of Peachland was ring bearer.
Acolyte was Blake Johnson of China Grove; bulletin attendant was Thomas Baker of Concord; and guest registrar was Cayla Lockhart of Wadesboro.
The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Kay Efird and the granddaughter of Elmer and Evelyn Goodman and Virginia and the late Grady iPeteî Efird, all of China Grove. A 2002 graduate of South Rowan High School, Angela received an associate degree in nursing from Cabarrus College of Health Sciences in 2008. She is employed by Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast in Concord.
The groom is the son of Al and Karen Nance of Peachland and the grandson of Betty Lockhart of Polkton and Charles and Betty Nance of Peachland. A 2002 graduate of Anson High School, Josh also attended Central Piedmont Community College. He is the owner and operator of Artistry Stone and Landscape.
Following a wedding trip to the Mayan Riviera, Mexico, the couple will make their home in Peachland.

Fulcher – Goodale

Larry R. and Karen T. Fulcher of Critz, Va., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Blaire Fulcher of China Grove, to Bucky Ryan Goodale, also of China Grove. He is the son of Danny P. and Teresa F. Goodale of Kannapolis.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Fred and Nancy Smart and Frank and Beatrice Turner, all of Patrick Springs, Va. She is a 2002 graduate of Patrick County High School and a 2006 graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Business Education and an endorsement in Marketing. She is employed by East Rowan High School in Salisbury as a Business and Marketing teacher.
The bridegroom-elect is the grandson of Arthur Goodale and the late Savada Goodale and the late Carl and Frances Fite. He is a 1998 graduate of South Rowan High School and a 2002 graduate of Pfeiffer University with degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology. He is employed by the Mooresville Police Department as a police officer and is a member of the Special Response Team.
A June 2009 wedding is planned in Albemarle.

Howell – Briley

MOCKSVILLE ó Allison Marie Howell and Brian Thomas Briley were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at Green Meadows Baptist Church.
The Rev. Michael Waters officiated the double ring ceremony, which was followed by a reception at Village Inn Golf and Conference Center in Clemmons hosted by the brideís parents.
The bride was escorted by her father, Jack Howell. She wore a white satin strapless A-line dress with beaded metallic embroidery and a split back with a chapel train. Her ensemble was complemented with a waist-length veil and a pearl tiara. Her bridal bouquet consisted of California Eskimo white roses adorned with stephanotis and encased in a bed of variegated pitasporium wrapped delicately in white satin with pearl button.
Rachel Hils of Cullowhee and Kari McCullough of Fairfax Station, Va., attended as maids of honor. Elizabeth Harrell and Ashley Kern of Greenville and Whittney Jordan of Salisbury were bridesmaids. They wore clover green halter evening dresses and carried a bouquet of pink roses. The flower girl, cousin of the groom Tristin Rakes, wore a white dress with a matching clover green velvet waist ribbon. Elizabeth Howell attended the guest registry, and Michele Turner was program attendant.
Father of the groom Greg Briley and brother of the groom Duncan Briley, both of Pinehurst, were best men. Groomsmen included Darrel Rakes of Fayetteville, Jeremy Howell of Johnson City, Tenn., and Lance Rogerson of Wilmington. Ushers were Matthew Wilson of Pinehurst, Matthew Thomas of Wilmington, Ryan Saunders of Greenville and Mark Smith of Aberdeen. Colbie Howell, cousin of the bride of Fuquay-Varina, was ring bearer.
Wedding music was provided by a string quartet from Elegant Ensembles of Clemmons; pianist Beth Frack of Winston-Salem; flutist Tara McNees and soloist David McNees of Advance. The wedding was directed by Cathy Barney of Advance.
The bride is the daughter of Jack and Anita Howell of Advance and the granddaughter of Kenneth and Ruth Corriher of Mooresville and Annette Howell Powers and the late Claude Howell of Lumberton. A graduate of Davie High School and East Carolina University, Allison will be employed as an ICU nurse at University of Kentucky Medical Center.
The groom is the son of Greg and Donna Briley of Pinehurst and the grandson of Geraldine W. and the late Thomas W. Briley of Southern Pines and the late James D. Rakes and Novaleen P. Rakes of Fayetteville. A graduate of East Carolina University, he is employed as a Corporate Safety Manager at D.H. Elliot in Lexington, Ky.
Following a wedding trip to Hawaii, the couple are residing in Lexington, Ky.
Extended Courtesies
The rehearsal dinner, hosted by Greg and Donna Briley, was held at Bermuda Run Country Club in Advance Friday, Oct. 31.
A bridesmaids luncheon hosted by the brideís aunts, Cindy Howell, Tammy Howell, Christie Howell and her cousin, Carolina Rooks, was held at Green Meadows Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Saturday, Nov. 1.
A bridal shower hosted by Vickie Shelton, Gail Garner, Evelyn Taylor, Judy McClusky and Brace Brigman was held at First Baptist Church in Aberdeen Oct. 5.
A bridal shower hosted by Cathy Barney, Pat Carter, Faye Burcham, Marcia Goshorn, Lorene Markland and Michele Spillman was held at Advance First Baptist Church Oct. 4.
A bridal shower hosted by Penny Bowles, Linda Cooper and Rhonda Robertson was held Sept. 21 at Green Meadows Baptist Church in Mocksville.
A barbecue honoring the couple was held at Lake Waccamaw at the home of Terri and Coburn Powell on June 7. Helping to host this party were Tracey and John Hodgson.

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