Celebrations 09-06–09

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 11, 2009

Graham – Valley

Emory Elizabeth Graham of Linwood and Dr. Thomas Sebastian Valley of Orlando, Fla., were united in marriage Sept. 5, 2009, at First Presbyterian Church of Lexington. The Rev. Dr. Adrian Lee Zehmer and Father Jose Manjaily officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at the Country Club of Salisbury.
The bride was escorted by her father, Mr. James Beall Graham. Her wedding gown was a three-generation honored tradition. It was first worn by the brideís grandmother, Tomie Cates Troxler. The dress was passed on to the brideís mother, Bonnie Troxler Graham, aunt, Teri Lee Willis, and sister, Charlotte Graham Gingerelli. To celebrate its history, each brideís monogram is embroidered on the train of the dress.
Attending as matron of honor was sister of the bride Mrs. Charlotte Graham Gingerelli of Raphine, Va., and maid of honor was Miss Kathleen Mary McDermott of Boston, Mass. Bridesmaids included Miss Catherine Crenshaw of Atlanta, Ga., Miss Silpa Gangavarapu of New York, N.Y., Miss Jihan Salem of Washington, D.C., Miss Sarah Oxford of San Francisco, Calif., and Miss Salem Willis, cousin of the bride of Tampa,?Fla. Miss Anna Lucia Gingerelli of Raphine, Va., niece of the bride, was honorary bridesmaid.
Mr. Kanav Bhatheja, Esq., of Washing?ton, D.C., stood as best man. Serving as groomsmen were Dr. David Kim of Tampa, Fla., Dr. Elbert Kwak of Honolulu, Hawaii, Mr. Jebby Mathew of Houston, Texas, Dr. Daniel Dodard of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mr. Ross Weisser of Houston, Texas, and brother-in-law of the bride Mr. Marc Gingerelli of Raphine, Va.
Miss Anita Delani Thomas, cousin of the groom of Orlando, Fla., served as flower girl. Mr. James Wiley Graham, nephew of the bride of Austin, Texas, served as ring bearer assisted by Miss Abby Scott OíDonovan of Charlotte. Train bearers were Miss Day Cornelia Steed and Miss Annabelle Belle Steed, both of Cary.
Acolyte was Mr. Joshua Stephen Valley; scripture readers were Mr. Joseph Stephen Valley and Miss Tina Ann Thomas; and crucifer was Mr. Anup John Thomas, all cousins of the groom of Orlando, Fla.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Beall Graham of Linwood and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.V. Troxler of Salisbury and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Elbridge Graham of Linwood. A 2001 graduate of The Madeira School in McLean, Va., Emory received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., in 2005 and a Master of Science in Nursing and Family Health from the University of Miami in Miami, Fla., in 2009. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau honor society.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sebastian Thomas Valley of Orlando, Fla., and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Augustine Vallyappadath of Aluva, Kerala, India, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Chacko Eranullil of Puthenvali, Kerala, India. A 2001 graduate of Cypress Creek High School in Orlando, Fla., Tom received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Chemistry from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., in 2005, graduating summa cum laude. He also earned a graduate degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Fla., in 2009, and is employed by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.
Following a wedding trip to the Mayan Riviera, the couple will make their home in Dallas, Texas.

Lagg 65th Anniversary

Dr. and Mrs. Elmer B. Lagg of Salisbury are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary today, Sept. 6, 2009, at an afternoon reception in the Fellowship Hall of First United Church in Christ, where flowers will be placed on the altar in their honor by Grace Brown Marlatt.
Juanita Mozelle Fisher and Lt. Elmer B. Lagg were married Sept. 6, 1944, at First Evangelical and Reformed Church by the Rev. George T. Fitz. They were entertained last evening for dinner by friends at LaCava, the site of their wedding 65 years ago.
Following the war, the Laggs returned to Salisbury where Dr. Lagg practiced Optometry for the next 47 years, retiring in 1996. He is a retired major in the U.S. Air Force Medical Service Corp, having served also in World War II and the Korean Campaign as a navigator-bombardier on B-29s.

Roueche – Dulski

CHARLOTTE ó Sara Lynn Roueche and Thomas John Dulski were united in marriage Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at The Cathedral of Saint Patrick. Father John T. Putnam of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Salisbury officiated the 2 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at Birkdale Golf Club in Huntersville.
The bride was escorted by her father, Peter David Roueche, Jr. Attending as matron of honor was her sister, Wendy Roueche McCullough of Salisbury. Bridesmaids included Kathleen Ann Carpenter, sister of the groom of Chicago, Ill.; Lisa Michelle Dulski, sister-in-law of the groom of Huntersville; Leslie Weaver Johnson of Durham; Allison Harmon Levis, stepsister of the bride of Troutman; Jennifer Ann Matson of Rochester, Minn.; Dr. Susan Holden Oakley of Columbia, S.C.; and Susan Lynn Rennell, twin sister of the groom of Rocky River, Ohio.
Christopher James Dulski, Jr. of Huntersville stood as his brotherís best man. Serving as groomsmen were Curtis Andrew Barden of Columbus, Ohio; William Andrew Carpenter, brother-in-law of the groom of Chicago, Ill.; Andrew Richard Ginnan of Chicago, Ill.; Martin Owen Ginnan of Columbus, Ohio; Andrew William Rennell, brother-in-law of the groom of Rocky River, Ohio; Christopher Lee Spencer of Marietta, Ohio; and Benjamin Barton Wittenberg of Perrysburg, Ohio. Ushers were Frances Anthony Roueche, uncle of the bride of Salisbury, and Obadiah Colburn Watson of Atlanta, Ga.
Mary Frances McCullough and Rachel Ann McCullough, nieces of the bride of Salisbury, served as flower girls, and Jacob Thomas Dulski, nephew of the groom of Huntersville, was ring bearer.
Guest registrar was cousin of the bride Elizabeth Roueche. Program attendants were cousins of the bride Mary Virginia Allen and Lee Frances Roueche. Scripture readings were by Melissa Samuel, cousin of the groom, and Caroline ?Roueche, aunt of the bride. Communion gift bearers were Margaret Bruggeman, the groomís aunt and godmother, and Michael Samuel, the groomís cousin and godfather.
The bride is the daughter of Linda Taylor Roueche of Salisbury and Peter David Roueche, Jr. and Sarah Ingram Roueche of Mooresville. She is the granddaughter of Mary Frances Roueche and the late P. David Roueche, Sr. and Edna Holt Taylor and the late John Roland Taylor, all of Salisbury. A 1997 graduate of North Rowan High School, Sara received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001. At UNC, she was on the deanís list and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. Sara is Senior Manager of Product Marketing for SHUR-LINE Painting Accessories, a Newell Rubbermaid Company.
The groom is the son of Christopher James Dulski, Sr. and Ann Dulski of Perrysburg, Ohio, and the grandson of the late Waldemar and Irene Dulski and the late John and Rose Mayo, all of Saginaw, Mich. A 1997 graduate of Perrysburg High School, Thomas received a degree in Industrial Engineering from The Ohio State University College of Engineering in 2003, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He is a quality engineer for the North American Operations of Levolor Kirsch Window Fashions, a Newell Rubbermaid Company.
Following a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple will make their home in Huntersville.

Vines – Hill

Stan and Olivia Vines of Lenoir are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Lauren Vines, to Michael Todd Hill of Salisbury.
The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Ray and Reva Vines and Dennis and Ella Greene, all of Lenoir. A graduate of Hibriten High School, Ashley is a nursing student at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she is a member of Phi Mu Sorority.
The future groom is the son of Randy and Terri Hill of Salisbury and the grandson of Ersie and the late Howard F. Hill, Sr. of Greenville, S.C., and the late Evelyn and Curry W. Krider, Sr. of Spencer. A graduate of North Rowan High School, Michael also studied at North Georgia College & State University, The Military College of Georgia in Dahlonega, Ga. Currently serving in the U.S. Army, he has just returned from a one-year tour of duty and is stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.
The couple will wed Oct. 18 at the Saltaire House on the beach at the North Carolina Outer Banks in Duck.

Werner – Cook

GREENSBORO ó Elisa Sharon Werner and Timothy Wayne Cook of Winston-Salem were united in marriage June 20, 2009, at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. David Partington officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at The Painted Plate.
The bride was escorted by her father, Mark Werner. She was attended by her sister, Kristen Werner of Roanoke, Va., as maid of honor. Brides?maids included Mallory McComas, Heather Callaham, Ashley Christensen and Rachel Pachoiski.
Christopher Cook of Salisbury stood as his brotherís best man. Serving as groomsmen were Sean Lucier, Jack Callaham, Jesse Darden and Ben Weisensel.
Haley Werner and Sydney Werner served as guest registrars.
The bride is the daughter of Mark and Debbie Werner of Roanoke, Va., and the granddaughter of Elisabeth VanHorn of Pella, Iowa, David and Barbara VanHorn of Bethlehem, Pa., and Robert and Sharon Werner of Roanoke, Va. A 2004 graduate of Dulaney High School in Timonium, Md., Elisa received a degree in Dance Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2008, graduating magna cum laude. She is employed by Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.
The groom is the son of David and Elizabeth Cook of Salisbury and the grandson of Clyde and Fran Mabry of Salisbury and Viola Cook of Wilmington. A 2004 graduate of East Rowan High School, Tim received a degree in Music Education from UNCG in 2008, graduating magna cum laude. He is employed by Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.
Following a wedding trip to Antigua, the couple are making their home in Winston-Salem.

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