Baker 45th Anniversary
William S. Baker and Patricia S. Baker of Spencer celebrated their 45th anniversary Sept. 27, 2009, at a luncheon hosted by their children. The Bakers were married Sept. 27, 1964, at First Baptist ?Church in Spencer by Dr. Clyde Chapman. Bill retired from Hoechst Celanese after 25 years, and Pat retired from Food Lion.
Their children are Jay (Kelly) Baker of Spencer, Stacy (Traci) Baker of Salisbury and Sarah (Ronnie) Thompson of Salisbury. Their grandchildren are Thomas Baker and Ben King of Spencer and Samantha and Josh Baker of Salisbury. Billís mother, Sadie ěBrownieî Brown, is 100 years old and lives in Salisbury.
Burris – Johnson Engagement
Mr. Johnny Burris of China Grove and Ms. Judy Burris of Rockwell are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Louise Burris of Rockwell, to Bradley Thomas Johnson of Salisbury.
The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Gilbert Baker Sr. of Kannapolis and the late Mrs. Doris Burris of Landis. A 2001 graduate of South Rowan High School and 2005 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Jennifer received a Bachelorís Degree in Biology. She will complete her graduate studies at Pfeiffer University this Decem?ber with a Masterís Degree in Healthcare Administration and Business Administration. She is currently employed by Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast in Concord.
The future groom is the son of Ms. Christine Beaulieu of Debary, Fla., and Mr. Harold Johnson of Harrisburg and the grandson of Ms. Alice Beaulieu and the late Mr. Clayton Beaulieu of Debary, Fla., and Ms. Dorothy Johnson of Harrisburg and the late Mr. Harold Johnson Sr. A 2000 graduate of Deltona High School, Bradley is currently employed by Hendrick Motorsports.
The couple plan the wedding for Nov. 14 at Charity Baptist Church in Kannapolis.
Congratulations Matthew and Cassidy
Congratulations to my son, Matthew Benfield, and your new bride, Cassidy. The entire Callahan family truly wishes you a lifetime of happiness.
Love, your mom, Cindy Blanton, and Robert of Charleston, S.C. Your grandparents, Jack and Nancy Callahan of China Grove. Great aunts, uncle and cousins of China Grove and Charlotte.
Cobb 50th Anniversary
Dale Lippard Cobb and Fay Baker Cobb celebrated their 50th anniversary Oct. 3, 2009, with a dinner at their favorite restaurant with their family. The Cobbs were married Oct. 3, 1959, at Salem Lutheran Church.
Dale retired from Norandal, where he worked as a machine operator. Fay is also retired after jobs at Revco Drug and Innes St. Drug in Salisbury.
The coupleís three sons are Jeff (wife Susan), Richard (wife Donna) and Kenny (wife Leigh Ann). They have two grandsons, Christopher and TJ, and one granddaughter, Nicole.
Corriher – Benfield Wedding
LANDIS ó Cassidy Cress Corriher of China Grove and Matthew Reid ?Benfield of Salisbury were united in marriage Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at First Reformed Church.
The Rev. David Franks and Pastor Charlie Dunn 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, George F. Corriher. She was attended by her sisters, Julia Patterson as matron of honor and Shelley Burchette as maid of honor. They are both of China Grove. Serving as bridesmaids were friends of the bride Meredith Alexander of Mooresville and Debra Basinger of China Grove, and cousins of the bride Leah Miller, Lisa L. Tadlock and Morgan Tadlock, all of China Grove. Addison Wise, cousin of the bride of China Grove, was junior bridesmaid.
The groom chose his father, Michael Benfield, to stand as his best man. Groomsmen included brother-in-law of the bride Adam Patterson of China Grove; friends of the groom Matt Stanley of China Grove, Jason Overcash of Rockwell and Chris Wagoner of Kannapolis; cousin of the bride Jordan Wise of China Grove; and uncle of the groom Bo Miller of Salisbury. Cousin of the bride Doug Daugherty of China Grove and cousin of the groom Zack Hill of Salisbury served as ushers. Preston Tadlock, cousin of the bride of China Grove, served as junior groomsman.
Carleigh Tadlock, cousin of the bride, was flower girl, and Braxton Burchette, nephew of the bride, and Davis Tadlock, cousin of the bride, were ring bearers. All are of China Grove.
Serving as miniature bridal couple were niece of the bride Brinley Patterson of China Grove as bride and friend of the groom Gage Overcash of Rockwell as groom.
Serving as guest registrars were cousins of the bride Meredith Daugherty of China Grove and Abby Dunn of Raleigh.
The bride is the daughter of George and Martha Corriher of China Grove and the granddaughter of Duard Cress and the late Betty Cress of Salisbury and Evelyn Corriher and the late Frank and Addie Mae Corriher of China Grove. A 2002 graduate of South Rowan High School, Cassidy graduated as a registered nurse from Cabarrus College of Health Sciences in Concord in 2007. She is employed by Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast in Concord.
The groom is the son of Michael and Sandra Benfield and the grandson of Bernice Benfield and the late Alfred Benfield and Jimmy and Shirley Miller, all of Salisbury. A 2000 graduate of South Rowan High School, Matthew received a degree in electronic engineering from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in 2003. He is employed by Duke Energy at McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville.
Following a South African Safari, the couple will make their home in China Grove.
Elium – McDaniel Wedding
MOCKSVILLE ó Kristin Blaire Elium of Salisbury and Christopher Louis McDaniel of Cleveland were united in marriage Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at Boxwood Lodge.
The Rev. Mack Jarvis officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony, which was immediately followed by a reception.
The bride was escorted by her father, Mr. Donald Elium. Attending as her maids of honor were her sister Miss Katelyn Elium of Salisbury and Miss Emily Wallace of Winston-Salem. Serving as bridesmaids were sister of the bride Dana Watson of Port Charlotte, Fla.; Rachel Graham and Kristine Miller of Salisbury; Jennifer Hilliard of Lexington; and Hillary White of Mount Ulla. Haley Ormand of Hickory was junior bridesmaid.
Serving as the groomís best men were father of the groom Mr. David McDaniel and Mr. Paul Link of Cleveland. Groomsmen included brother of the groom Matt McDaniel of Woodleaf; Casey Blocksom of Mooresville; Lanny Graham, Seth Waller and Luke Overcash of Salisbury; and Dwight Honeycutt of China Grove. Cameron Graham of Salisbury served as junior groomsman.
Victoria Lowman of Salisbury was flower girl, and Carson McDaniel of Woodleaf was ring bearer.
Hillary Hampton served as program attendant, and Brandi George was guest register attendant, both of Salisbury.
Ceremony music was provided by Gary Lewis, and soloist was Todd Roseman of Rockwell. Cathy Eller and Vickie Staton directed the wedding.
Honorary guests were Steve and Diane Graham of Salisbury.
The bride is the daughter of Don and Kim Elium and the granddaughter of Mrs. Muriel Graham and the late Mr. Gernie Graham Jr. and Mrs.Lydia Smith, all of Salisbury. A 2004 graduate of West Rowan High School, Kristin received an Associate degree in Nursing from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in 2008. She is employed by Rowan Regional Medical Center.
The groom is the son of Rhonda McDaniel of Salisbury and David McDaniel of Cleveland and the grandson of Mrs. Janice Poteat and the late Norman Poteat of Mount Ulla and Mrs. Linda McDaniel and the late Junior McDaniel of Mooresville. A 2004 graduate of West Rowan High School, Chris attended RCCC from 2004-2006. He is employed by Carolina Masonry.
Following a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple will make their home in Cleveland.
Graham – Graham-Gallont Wedding
ANTIGUA, Guatemala ó Morey Graham and Rolf Garcia-Gallont were united in marriage April 25, 2009, at San Juan Del Obispo. Father Otilio Miranda officiated the Noon ceremony, which was followed by a reception at Porta Hotel Antigua.
The bride was escorted by her father, Dr. Charles P. Graham, Jr., and attended by her sisters, Caroline Pattison Graham of Nashville, Tenn., as maid of honor and Katie Graham Lyons of Westlake Village, Calif., as matron of honor. Jade Hernandez of Oakland, Calif., was her bridesmaid.
Eduardo Paiz stood as the groomís best man, and Enrique Suarez was groomsman. Both are of Guatemala City, Guatemala.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. Charles P. Graham Jr. and Vicky Graham of Macon, Ga., and the granddaughter of Mrs. Charles P. Graham and the late Dr. Charles P. Graham of Wilmington and the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mingos of Lawrence, Kan. A 1995 graduate of Hayden High School, Morey received a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 1999 and a Master of Business Management from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland. She is employed by Citric Media in Guatemala City.
The groom is the son of Dr. Rudolf and Maria Rosa Garcia-Gallont of Guatemala City and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Castillo of Guatemala City and the late Mr. and Mrs. Porfirio Garcia-Gallont. A 2000 graduate of Colegio Interamericano, Rolf received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Music from Duke University in 2006. He is employed by Invermaster in Guatemala City.
Following a Caribbean cruise, the couple are making their home in Guatemala City.
Honeycutt – Jordan Wedding
ROCKWELL ó Traci Leanne Honeycutt and Michael Adam Jordan were united in marriage Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at St. James Lutheran Church.
The Rev. Craig Sigmon officiated the 4:30 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at F&M Trolley Barn.
The bride was escorted by her father, Daryl Honeycutt. Attending as her matron of honor was Meredith Honeycutt of Salisbury, and her bridesmaids included Shelly Batts of Mount Ulla, Lindsey Eller and Christin Funderburk of Rockwell, Melissa Pittman of Salisbury and Kelly Ridenhour of Greenville.
Mike Jordan stood as his sonís best man. Serving as groomsmen were brother of the groom Shea Jordan of Salisbury; brother of the bride Brian Honeycutt of Rockwell; and Ryan Honeycutt, Jeff Willis and Darren Miller, all of Salisbury.
Serving as flower girls were Ella Batts and Brinley Batts of Mount Ulla and Cope Vinson of Cataula, Ga. Ring bearer was J.T. Vinson of Cataula, Ga.
Vocalists were Holly Wagoner of Richfield and Terry Beaver of Rockwell. Pam Crowell of Granite Quarry served as the wedding director.
Guest registrars were Mary Beth Kiser of Wadesboro and Jennifer Willis of Salisbury. Reception greeters were Hope Mason of Gastonia and Judy Higgins of China Grove.
The bride is the daughter of Daryl and Pam Honeycutt of Rockwell and the granddaughter of Hubert and Louise Ridenhour of Rockwell and Donald and Sandra Honeycutt of Salisbury. A 2000 graduate of East Rowan High School, Traci earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2005. She is a second-grade teacher at China Grove Elementary School.
The groom is the son of Mike and Vicky Jordan of Salisbury and the grandson of the late Jim and Colleen Jordan of Cooleemee and the late Jesse and Bertha Kluttz of Salisbury. A 2000 graduate of Salisbury High School, Adam also studied at Catawba Valley Community College. He is employed by Silver Eagle LLC as an account manager.
Following a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple will make their home in China Grove.
Martin – Briley Engagement
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Martin of Salisbury are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Christian Martin, to Jay Thomas Briley, both of Elizabeth City.
The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. Howard Thomas Fowler and the late Mr. Fowler of Rockwell and the late Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Martin. A 2003 graduate of Salisbury High School and 2007 graduate of East Carolina University, Meredith is employed by Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City.
The future groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Alton Brantley Briley and the grandson of Mr. T.E. Briley Sr. and the late Mrs. Briley and Mr. and Mrs. William T. Casey, all of Kinston. A 1997 graduate of Kinston High School, Jay graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001 and received his masterís degree from UNC-CH in 2003. He is vice president of Clinical Services at Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City.
The wedding is Nov. 7 at First United Methodist Church in Salisbury.
Misenheimer – Bost Wedding
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. ó Samantha Ann Misenheimer and Holland Joseph Bost, both of «hesapeake, were united in marriage Sept. 12, 2009, at Dam Neck Naval Base. The Rev. Floyd Bost officiated the 6 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at Virginia Beach National Golf Course.
The bride was escorted by her father, Chuck Misenheimer. Attending as maid of honor was sister of the bride Jordanna Misenheimer of Rockwell, N.C. Bridesmaids were Meagan Corl of Rockwell and Amber Peddycord of Salisbury, N.C.
Father of the groom Dana Bost stood as best man. Groomsmen were Evan Mason of Savannah, Ga., and Garrett Safrit of Salisbury.
The bride is the daughter of Chuck and Joellen Misenheimer of Rockwell and the granddaughter of Tommy and Joyce Lefler of Rockwell, Frances Misenheimer of Salisbury and the late Bill Misenheimer. A 2002 graduate of East Rowan High School, Samantha earned a degree in Medical Office Administration from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and is employed by Tidewater Physical Therapy Inc.
The groom is the son of Dana and Crystal Bost of Salisbury and Bonnie and Dusty Holder of Rockwell. He is the grandson of Rev. Floyd and Bonnie Bost of Salisbury and the late Joseph and Mary Ashley. A 2002 graduate of East Rowan High School, Holland has served two Mediterranean cruises with the United States Navy and continues to serve active duty as an Aviation Ordnanceman.
Following a honeymoon to the Outer Banks, the couple are residing in Chesapeake.
Scott 50th Anniversary
Ray and Elaine Scott celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 26, 2009, at Badin Lake.
Celebrating with them were their children, Anne Aldridge and husband Mike, Sandy Bailey and husband Jack and son Van Scott; along with their grandchildren, Shane, Dustin and Joshua Aldridge, Brandi Huffman and husband Jeremy, Angela and Heather Bailey; and one great-grandchild, Braxton Huffman.
The Scotts were united in marriage Sept. 26, 1959, in Kannapolis.
Spry – Poplin Wedding
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH ó Angela Courtney Leigh Spry and Shane Lee Poplin were united in marriage Aug. 15, 2009, on the beachfront at Shell Island. The Rev. Dale Curtis officiated the 6 p.m. ceremony which was followed by a reception on the beach.
The bride was escorted by her father, Bill Spry, and attended by her sister, Paula Cranfield of Salisbury, as maid of honor. Earl Poplin stood as his sonís best man.
Mallie Poplin of Advance was flower girl, and Cade Cranfield of Salisbury was ring bearer.
The bride is the daughter of Bill Spry and the granddaughter of James Spry, both of Mocks?ville. A 1998 graduate of Trinity Baptist Academy, Courtney also studied at Hyles Anderson College and is employed by Carolina Center for Eye Care in Advance.
The groom is the son of Earl and Carla Poplin of Mocksville and the grandson of Jewel Tolbert and Carl Hubert of Meadows of Dan, Va., and Tony Forrest. Educated at Davie County High School, Shane is employed by Cozartís Handyman Service.
The couple are making their home in Mocksville.
Trexler 30th Anniversary
Roy Joe Trexler and Judy Ann Hutchens Trexler of Salisbury celebrated their 30th anniversary Oct. 2, 2009. They were married Oct. 2, 1979, in York, S.C. Roy retired from Derrick Truck Stop, and Judy is a homemaker. They have two dogs, Rocky and B.J. Trexler.
ěThis has been 30 years of true love. I love you more every day, Judy. May God bless and keep you.î Roy