Harris – Jacobs Engagement
Mr. and Mrs. Nichols of Asheville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Bethany Leigh Harris, to Ronald Kirk Jacobs, both of Lexington, S.C.
The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vanlenten of Braden?ton, Fla. A 2000 graduate of Clyde A. Erwin High School, Beth received a degree in Graphic Art Design from Appalachian State University in Boone in 2005.
The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Jacobs of Salisbury and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Jacobs of Granite Quarry and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Webster of Charlotte. A 2005 graduate of East Rowan High School, Kirk received a degree in aircraft maintenance from Redwood College in Colorado in 2007. He is a lead mechanic for ASA Airlines.
The wedding is Sept. 5 at Oak Island.
Mobley – Crockett Engagement
Dr. and Mrs. David M. Mobley of Rock Hill, S.C., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Leanna Elliott Mobley, to Jonathan Michael Crockett, both of Charleston, S.C.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Janice McKnight of Gastonia and the late Julius McKnight; Mrs. Miriam Smith of Laurens, S.C., and the late Grover Smith; and the late Rev. Law Mobley. A 2004 graduate of East Rowan High School and 2008 graduate of Gardner-Webb University, Leanna is employed by Scienceuticals in Research and Development.
The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Davy Crockett of Charlotte and grandson of Mrs. Mary Robinson of Charlotte and the late Clyde Robinson; and the late Mr. John and Mrs. Hazel Crockett. A 2005 graduate of Fort Myers High School, Jonathan graduated from Gardner-Webb University in 2008, where he was also a baseball player. He is a Branch Manager for BB&T.
The wedding is Nov. 7 at West End Baptist Church in Rock Hill.
Ghomizadeh – Allen Wedding
CHARLOTTE ó Elle Marie Ghomizadeh and Todd Christopher Allen were united in marriage May 16, 2009, at The Green Uptown. The Rev. David Hockett of Milford Hills United Methodist Church in Salisbury officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception.
The bride was escorted by her father, Hamid M. Ghomizadeh. Attending as maid of honor was Abbi Grace Heilig of Kailua, Hawaii. Bridesmaids included Mary Ghomizadeh of Los Angeles, Calif., Tiffany Anders of Charlotte, Kirstin Baum of Mishawaka, Ind., Elizabeth Wachacha of Asheville and Emily Allen of Clemson, S.C.
Father of the groom James T. Allen stood as best man. Serving as groomsmen were Troy Patterson and John Sullivan of Charlotte, Christopher Smith of Atlanta, Ga., Jake Fine of Spartanburg, S.C., and Benjamin Owens of Greenville, S.C.
Yasmeen Nekoo of Fulton, Md., was flower girl. Ring bearers were Joshua Ghomizadeh of Salisbury and Pasha Stuzemberger of Franklin, Tenn.
Morgan Snower Henry of Charlotte was reader, and program attendants were Ari and Ana Kazemi of Alpharetta, Ga.
The bride is the daughter of Hamid M. Ghomizadeh of Salisbury and Joan P. Kazemi of Alpharetta, Ga., and the granddaughter of Marie G. and the late Robert F. Pugh of Salisbury and the late Mohammad A. and Azat K. Ghomizadeh. A 2000 graduate of The Brenau Academy, Elle received a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design with a minor in Business Administration and Law in 2004 from Western Carolina University. A member of The Junior League of Charlotte and Young Nuclear Professionals, she is a Senior Buyer with The Shaw Group.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James T. Allen of Spartanburg, S.C., and the grandson of Mae B. and the late E. Lamar Bowen of Greer, S.C., and the late Mr. and Mrs. James T. Allen Sr., of Spartanburg, S.C. A 1994 graduate of Boiling Springs High School, Todd received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Clemson University in 1999. He is Vice President of Fixed Income Institutional Sales for Banc of America Securities LLC.
Following a wedding trip to Italy, the couple are making their home in Charlotte.
Brown – Hovis Wedding
Kelly Grace Brown and Eric Lee Hovis of Raleigh were united in marriage Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Southside Baptist Church. The Rev. Ricky Brown and the Rev. Nick Roark officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at Rowan Museum.
The bride was escorted by her father. Attending as maid of honor was Julia Hartsell of Salisbury. Brides??maids were Kady Mammano of Salis?bury, Abby Brown of Raleigh, Ashley Hovis of Greens?boro, Jean Marie Hawkins of Chapel Hill, Katherine Lynch of Concord and Rachel Goins of Greens?boro. Zhou Smith of James?town was junior brides?maid, and Mimi Hage of Raleigh was flower girl.
Father of the groom was best man. Groomsmen included Dean Hovis of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Robert Cochrane of Raleigh, Austin Ramsey of Durham, Todd Murden of Blacksburg, Va., Luke Miles of Raleigh and Noah Furr of Wilmington.
The bride is the daughter of Ricky and Alison Brown of Lincolnton and the granddaughter of Jess Brown of Cleveland and Louise Tidwell of China Grove. A 2005 graduate of Salisbury High School, Kelly is majoring in History Education at North Carolina State University and will graduate in 2010.
The groom is the son of Rick Hovis of Greensboro and Carlyne Hovis, also of Greensboro, and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Albert G. Snider of Greensboro and Juanita B. Hovis of High Point. A 2009 graduate of NCSU with a degree in Communications, Eric is employed by Fastenal.
Following a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple will live in Raleigh.
Harrelson – Dayvault Engagement
Mr. and Mrs. James Harrelson Jr. of Cherryville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Ann Harrelson, to Philip Maximilian Dayvault, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Dayvault of China Grove.
A graduate of Cherryville High School, Amanda earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a dental assisting certificate from Lake Norman Dental Assisting School. She is an orthodontic assist?ant at Laxer, Long & Savage in Charlotte. Amanda is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dellinger and Mrs. James Harrelson Sr. and the late Mr. Harrelson, all of Cherryville.
A graduate of South Rowan High School, Max earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master of Medical Science in Physicianís Assistant Studies from Methodist University in Fayetteville. He is an orthopedic Physicianís Assistant at Ro-Medical Group in Salisbury. Max is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dayvault of Wilmington and the late Mr. and Mrs. Horace Overcash of Kannapolis.
Amanda and Max will marry May 1, 2010, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Cherryville.
Cannon 25th Anniversary
Homer L. Cannon and Shelia Dawn Burkhart Cannon of Salisbury recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a 1-week trip to Cancun, Mexico. The Cannons were married June 30, 1984, at St. Markís Reformed Church in Salisbury. Homer is retired, and Shelia has owned Wife for Hire for 23 years. Their children are Scott Floyd of Lexington and Dawna Floyd Dansby of Salisbury. They have two grandchildren, Dustin Floyd of Lexington and Misty Murray McCullough of Lexington.
Milica Dragas Graduation
Milica Dragas of Salisbury graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte May 9, 2009, with a Bachelorís degree in Nursing Science.
Milica will work as a registered nurse at Rowan Regional Medical Center.
Her proud parents are Rajko and Radenka Dragas of Salisbury.
Suncica Dragas Graduation
Suncica Dragas of Salisbury graduated from Salisbury High School June 12, 2009.
Suncica will attend Davidson College to pursue degrees in Political Science and International Studies.
Her proud parents are Rajko and Radenka Dragas of Salisbury.
Congratulations Keila Marlin
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For receiving the Wingate Academic Merit Scholarship.
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Love, Mom, Nana, Daddy Clarence, Kie’ and Family
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Dayvault of China Grove are pleased to announce the engage??ment of their daughter, Lauren Sain Dayvault, to Jonathan Mitchell Hubbard of Kannapolis.
Lauren is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. K.M. Dayvault of Wilmington and the late Mr. and Mrs. Horace E. Overcash. A graduate of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, she is a registered nurse at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast.
Mitchell is the son of Mrs. C. Kathleen McGinnis of Kanna?polis and the late R. Douglas Hubbard. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Bare and Mrs. Betty and the late William Hubbard, all of Kannapolis. A graduate of RCCC, he is employed by Duke Energy.
The wedding is Aug. 29 at New Hope Lutheran Church in Kannapolis.
Elliott 25th Anniversary
Raymond Dale Elliott and Delores ěDeeî Ayscue Elliott of Salisbury celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary July 10, 2009, at a family gathering at Siglers Rotisserie in Bluffton, S.C., where their son is a chef.
The Elliotts were married July 8, 1984, at First Baptist Church in Salisbury by the Rev. Tom Roberts. Raymond retired from Hoechst Celan?ese, and Dee retired from the Rowan-Salisbury School System as a teacher.
The coupleís children are Todd Elliott of Beaufort, S.C., Sonya Reuss and husband Donnie of Asheville and Katie Fowler and husband Brad of Winston-Salem. They have three granddaughters.
Sauder – Case Engagement
Harold and Shirley Sauder of Rockwell are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Elizabeth Sauder, to David Palmer Case of Hickory.
The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Gene and Voncille Craig of Faith and Paul and Vivian Sauder of Rockwell. A 2006 graduate of Rockwell Christian School, Hannah is a student at Crown College in Knoxville, Tenn., majoring in English with a minor in music. She is scheduled to graduate in May 2010.
The future groom is the son of Tim and Debi Case of Sudlersville, Md., and the grandson of Doris Palmer of Cambridge, Md. A 2004 graduate of Chestertown Christian Academy, David received a Bachelor of Biblical Studies in Pastoral Ministry and a Master of Christian School Administration in 2009 from Crown College. He is employed by Tabernacle Christian School.
The wedding is Dec. 19 at Bethel Baptist Church in Rockwell.
Hartwell – Preston Wedding
NEW ORLEANS, La. ó The marriage of Miss Leigh Ann Hartwell and Mr. Derrick Mark Preston was solemnized June 27, 2009, at Trinity Episcopal Church with The Reverend Henry Lee Hudson officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Charles Hartwell, Jr., of Davidson, North Carolina. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Michael Lippard of Rockwell and Mr. David Mark Preston of Cornelius.
The bride wore a strapless ivory lace gown by Rivini with a chapel-length train and veil. She was given in marriage by her father. Her sister, Brooke Hatten Hartwell of Chicago, Illinois, was her maid of honor. Attending bridesmaids were Kara Elizabeth Preston and Brynne Nicole Lippard, both of Rockwell, sisters of the groom.
The best man was William Reid Lippard of Rockwell, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were William Randolph Hartwell, brother of the bride, and Christopher Gary Milenkevich, both of New York City. Jeffrey Adam Gillis of Dorchester, Massachusetts, was the scripture reader.
Leigh Ann is a graduate of Our Lady Academy in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was vice president of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She also studied art history at Goldsmiths College in London. She is employed as an event planner in the Chancellorís Office of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Derrick is a graduate of East Rowan High School in Salisbury. A Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina, he graduated with Highest Distinction with Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration and Economics. He is employed as an associate with Banc of America Capital Investors in Charlotte. In the fall, Derrick will pursue graduate law and business degrees at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and The Wharton School.
The bride is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Norman Harold Hatten of Gulfport, Mississippi, and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Charles Hartwell, also of Gulfport.
The groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Quinten Holshouser of Rockwell, Mrs. Nancy Preston of Raleigh and the late Mr. Thomas Michael Preston, Jr. He is also the grandson of Mrs. William Lee Lippard of Salisbury and the late Mr. Lippard.
A wedding dinner, hosted by the brideís parents, followed the ceremony at Antoineís Restaurant. On the evening before the wedding, the groomís parents hosted a dinner at Motherís Next Door. A reception for the coupleís North Carolina family and friends was held in July at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill.
Following their honeymoon in the Maldives, the couple will reside in Philadelphia.
Masingo – Adams Engagement
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Masingo of Mount Ulla are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlyn Michael Masingo, to Patrick Drew Adams of Salisbury.
The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Margaret and the late Thomas Goodnight Jr. of Mount Ulla and Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Masingo of Salisbury. A 2004 graduate of West Rowan High School, Caitlyn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Catawba College in 2008. She is employed in the Human Resources Department for the Town of Mooresville.
The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Avery Adams of Salisbury and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Gore of Shallotte and Eva and the late Gardner Adams of Salisbury. A 2004 graduate of West Rowan High School, Patrick received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 2008 from Elon University. At Elon, he was a member of the Varsity Baseball team, Beta Alpha Psi and Omicron Delta Epsilon. Patrick is a tax staff accountant for Cherry, Bekaert and Holland in Charlotte.
The wedding is Sept. 19 at Centenary United Methodist Church in Mount Ulla.
Mickel – Alley Engagement
Lou Ann Mickel of Lexington and Randy Lee Alley of Salisbury are pleased to announce their engagement.
The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Tommy and Lou Mickel of Lexington. A 1982 graduate of West Davidson High School, Lou Ann attended Davidson County Community College from 2004-2006 receiving her diploma in Early Childhood Education. She is employed by Tyro After School Kids.
The future groom is the son of the late Albert and Frances Alley of Salisbury. A 1977 graduate of North Rowan High School and 1982 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Randy is employed at the Food Lion office.
The wedding is Sept. 19 at Booneís Cave State Park in Lexington.