Culp 45th Anniversary
Floyd Kenneth Culp and Ruth Cline Culp are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary today, Nov. 30, 2008. A family gathering is being held in their honor. The Culps were married Nov. 30, 1963, at Faith Baptist Church in Faith by the Rev. Lester Huff. Floyd retired from Faith Radio and TV after 50 years of service. Ruth retired from Freightliner. The coupleís children and their spouses are Sean and Cindy Ingram, Gary and Donna Lail and Alan and Missy Hipp. Their two grandchildren are Jesse Lail and Justin Hipp.
Dupree 30th Anniversary
William Thurston Dupree and Anna Mattison Dupree of Salisbury celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary Nov. 11, 2008. The couple enjoyed a day shopping and dining in Hickory.
The Duprees were united in marriage Nov. 11, 1978, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovahís Witnesses in Salisbury by John Pearman. William is an assembler with Schafer Interstate, and Anna is an EC bus driver for Rowan-Salisbury School System.
The couple have two sons, Justin Avery Dupree and Cameron Alexander Dupree.
Foil – Sharpless
Teresa Marie Foil and Elijah Sharpless Jr. were united in marriage Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Salisbury. Father John Putnam officiated the 2 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at Holiday Innís Grand Ballroom.
The bride was escorted by her father, Thomas Foil. Her sister, Lisa Foil of Salisbury, attended as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Shae Snider, Angie Harrison and Michelle Mowry of Cleveland, Jennifer Scott of Lewisville and cousin of the bride Elizabeth Scruggs of Fayetteville. Daughters of the couple Peyton and Isabella Sharpless served as miniature brides.
Reuben Sharpless of Columbus, Ga., was his brotherís best man. Groomsmen were Kevin Penigar of Charlotte, Todd Scott of Clemson, S.C., cousin of the groom Brad Bannerman of Raleigh, brother of the bride Brian Foil of Cleveland and Edward Smith of Jacksonville, N.C. Ushers were Michael Gonsalves of Cleveland and nephew of the groom Adrian Lisane of Greensboro. Brendan Foil, son of the bride, was junior usher.
Jordyne Scott was flower girl, and Cameron Scott was ring bearer, both of Lewisville. Guest registrars were nieces of the groom Fonda Andrews of Fredericksburg, Va., Tomasina Lisane of Greensboro and Shamonica Sharpless of Maple Hill. Readers were Linda Hicks of Salisbury and niece of the groom Mary Sharpless of Greensboro. Matthew Weaver served as musician, and Johnny Brincefield was soloist. A special thank-you to Becky Bost, personal attendant, Cris Brincefield, wedding director, and Sam Bagshaw for making our day so special.
The bride is the daughter of Thomas Foil and Rita Foil, both of Salisbury. A graduate of West Rowan High School, Teresa received a degree in Business Administration from Catawba College. She is a Permit Technician with the Rowan County Planning and Development Department.
The groom is the son of Elijah and Shirley Sharpless Sr. of Maple Hill. A graduate of Dixon High School, he studied at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and received a degree in Physical Education/Health with a minor in Secondary Education from Catawba College. Elijah is a Qualified Professional with Monarch.
Following a wedding trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple are making their home in Salisbury.
Hines – Sifford
ROCKWELL ó Brittany Nicole Hines and Justin Ty Sifford were united in marriage Sept. 27, 2008, at First Baptist Church.
The Rev. Dr. Benny Vickrey officiated the 6 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception in the churchís Family Life Center.
The bride was escorted by her father, Phillip Jones, and her grandfather, Harry Morgan. Amanda Smith of Salisbury was maid of honor.
Adam Williams of Gold Hill stood as the groomís best man.
The brideís sister, Jaden Jones, was flower girl, and her brother, Jace Jones, was ring bearer, both of Salisbury.
Nick Holman of Salisbury was acolyte. Guest registrars were sister of the groom Kylie Sifford and Sarah Holman of Salisbury.
Honorary attendant was Rodney Morgan of Richfield, uncle of the bride. Special attendants were sisters of the groom Camrie and Celia Sifford of Salisbury.
The bride is the daughter of Phillip and Ginger Jones of Salisbury and the granddaughter of Harry and Bobbie Morgan of Rockwell. A 2006 graduate of East Rowan High School and member of the National Honor Society, Brittany is employed by the United States Postal Service in Concord.
The groom is the son of Steve and Lorri Sifford and Dave and Patti Holman, all of Salisbury, and the grandson of Larry and Helen Castor of Salisbury and Ruth and the late Max Sifford of Rockwell. Educated at East Rowan High School, Justin is employed by Sifford Exxon.
Following a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple are making their home in Salisbury.
Vest – Doby
Leigh Christian Vest and Brandon Ray Doby were united in marriage Oct. 4, 2008, at Neel Road Baptist Church.
The Rev. Neil Westbrook officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at The Holiday Inn.
The bride was escorted by her father, John Vest. Attending as maid of honor was her sister, Erin Vest of Charleston, S.C. Bridesmaids included cousin of the bride Ashley Mauney of Fayetteville and friends of the bride Kristine Mitchell of Salisbury and Marissa Blum of Columbus, Ohio.
Dustin Doby of Salisbury stood as his brotherís best man. Groomsmen were friends of the groom Ryan Clancy and Chris Stone of Boone and Kiel Jarrett of Salisbury.
Brittany Pegram was guest registrar, and Blake Pegram was program attendant, both cousins of the groom of Salisbury.
The bride is the daughter of John and Joan Vest of Salisbury and the granddaughter of Mrs. Willie and the late Mr. Jack Harwell of Newton and the late Mr. and Mrs. C.O. Vest of Bluefield, W.Va. A 2001 graduate of West Rowan High School, Leigh received a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising with concentration in Business Administration from Appalachian State University in 2005. She is employed by the Rowan County Department of Social Services.
The groom is the son of Ms. Debbie Doby of Salisbury and Mr. Bobby Doby of Denton. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Josey of Salisbury and Mrs. Bernice Doby of Denton. A 2002 graduate of North Rowan High School, Brandon is studying for a degree in Business Administration with concentration in Information Systems at Catawba College, expecting to graduate in 2010.
Following a wedding trip to Charleston, S.C., the couple are making their home in Salisbury.
Weant 50th Anniversary
Roy Daniel iR.D.î Weant and Evelyn Childers Weant of China Grove celebrated 50 years of marriage Nov. 29, 2008. The Weants were married Nov. 29, 1958, at Landis Baptist Church in Landis by the Rev. Frank L. Gribble, currently of Archdale.
Roy served four years in th U.S. Navy and graduated from North Carolina State University in 1958. He entered textile management with Cone Mills in Greensboro; later joined Cannon Mills Company in Kannapolis for 24 years; and retired as personnel manager of Nova Yarns in Eden in 1997 after 10 years of service. Evelyn attended Evans College of Commerce in Concord and worked as a secretary in Charlotte, Greensboro and Kannapolis for 20 years. She retired in 1972 to become a full-time homemaker.
The Weants have a daughter, Angela Dawn Lambert of China Grove, who works with Rowan-Salisbury School System in Child Nutrition; and a deceased son, Michael Scott Weant, who died in 1999.
Weingartner – Vanhoose
GATLINBURG, Tenn. ó Molly Jean Weingartner and Benny Shane Vanhoose, both of Salisbury, N.C., were married Sept. 6, 2008, at Cupidís Chapel of Love.
Attending the couple were daughter of the bride Payton and daughters of the groom Kaitlyn and Shalea.
The daughter of Sharon and Kennie Pontious of Salisbury and Timothy Weingartner of Greensboro, Molly is the owner of Styles At Payton Place.
The son of Benny Vanhoose of Peterstown, W.Va., and Elgena Vanhoose of Wharton, W.Va., Benny is employed by Freightliner.
The couple are making their home in Salisbury.