Celebrations 10-11-09

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hartman – Barnhardt

Brandi Lane Hartman and Chad Matthew Barnhardt were united in marriage Sept. 19, 2009, at St. Lukeís Reformed Church in Salisbury.
Pastor Johnny Boggs officiated the 2 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception in the churchís Fellowship Hall.
The bride was escorted by her son, Master Owen Hartman, and her father, Mr. Tommy Lane. Serving as bridesmaids were Ms. Nicole Potts and Ms. Kayla Potts, both cousins of the bride of Salisbury.
Father of the groom Mr. Philip Barnhardt was best man, and groomsmen were Mr. Keith D. Deal of China Grove and Mr. Wayne Morris of Albemarle.
Miss Makayla Gray of China Grove and Miss Lydia Miller of Granite Quarry were flower girls, and Master Zaiden Lane of Odenton, Md., was ring bearer. Guest registrar was Miss Kaleigh Reed of Mooresville.
Special guests included honorary grandmother of the bride Mrs. Miriam Deal and godfather of the bride Mr. Keith Deal, both of Faith.
The bride is the daughter of Tommy and Carolyn Lane of Salisbury and the granddaughter of the late D.C. and Myrtle Lowman of Salisbury and the late Marvin and Helen Lane of Concord. A 1995 graduate of East Rowan High School, Brandi received a degree in Medical Office Administration from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in 2009. She is employed by Food Lion, LLC.
The groom is the son of Philip and Shanna Barnhardt and the grandson of Roy and the late Ann McCarter and Velma and the late John Murry ěBarneyî Barnhardt, all of China Grove. A graduate of South Rowan High School, Chad is a volunteer with the Atwell Township Fire Department and is employed by Loweís Home Improvement.
Following a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple are making their home in China Grove.

Lee – Penegar Wedding

WILMINGTON ó Kathryn Smith Lee and Samuel Edward Penegar III were united in marriage Saturday, October 10, 2009, at First Presbyterian Church in Historic Downtown Wilmington.
The Rev. Dr. Robert Milton Lewis of Salisbury and the Rev. Charles Dewitt Lee, Jr. of Wilmington officiated the 6 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at the Bellamy Mansion Museum.
The bride was escorted by her father, Mr. David Lawhon Lee. Her gown of Alencon lace and organza was designed by Jim Hjelm and was complemented by a handmade Alencon lace veil. She carried an all-white bouquet of calla lilies, roses and hydrangea.
Attending as maid of honor was Miss Mary Elizabeth Cook of New York, N.Y. Bridesmaids included Miss Amanda Harding Atkinson of Salisbury, Mrs. Jennifer Bauk Baker of Mooresville, Miss Sunny Lee Blackwelder of Wilmington, Miss Anita Taylor Edwards of Charlotte, Miss Erin Ann Kammerer of Wilmington, Miss Lucille Jeanette Pittman of Raleigh and Miss Susan Spencer Williams of Greensboro. The bridesmaids dresses, designed by Bill Levkoff, were chocolate brown satin with an organza overlay.
The groom chose his father, Mr. Samuel Edward Penegar, Jr., as his best man. Serving as groomsmen were Mr. Antonio Joseph Almeida, III of Maryville, Tenn., Mr. William Taylor Blount of Raleigh, Mr. Scott William Harkness of Wilmington, Mr. Ellis Cecil Hartsell of Salisbury, brother of the bride Mr. Cameron Crowell Lee of Wilmington, brother of the groom Mr. Michael Brandon Penegar of Charlotte and Mr. Luke Thompson Sharp of Raleigh.
Serving as readers for the ceremony were Lauren McMichael Penley of Salisbury and cousin of the bride Jordan Alexander Dobbins of Wilmington. Program attendants were Laura Rose Lofthus of Wilmington and Belle Laure Piper of Salisbury. Organist was Mr. Douglas Blair Leightenheimer.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Lawhon Lee of Salisbury and the granddaughter of Mr. Cameron Waddell Lee and the late Mrs. Helen Smith Lawhon Lee and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Hal Dobbins, all of Wake Forest. A 2002 graduate of Salisbury High School, Kathryn received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2007. She is a fourth-grade teacher at Ogden Elementary School in Wilmington.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Edward Penegar, Jr. of Salisbury and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Edward Penegar, Sr., of Atlantic Beac?h and the late Mr. and Mrs. Murray Michael Belk of Salisbury. A 2000 graduate of Salisbury High School, Tre received a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Appalachian State University in 2005. He is a Geographic Information Systems Analyst at ??Atlas Geographic Data in Wilmington.
Following a honeymoon to Negril, Jamaica, the couple will make their home in Wilmington.

Marlin Graduation

The Rev. Clarence E. Marlin, pastor of Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church, graduated from the American Association of Christian Counselors through Light University on Sept. 19, 2009. The commencement service was held in Nashville, Tenn.

Robinette 25th Anniversary

Thomas Lee Robinette Jr. and Arleta Jane Morando Robinette of China Grove are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary Oct. 12, 2009. They were married Oct. 12, 1984, at New Life Church in Kannapolis by the Rev. Kenneth McQueen.
The Robinettesí children are Amanda Robinette Kioukis and husband Tony, Tabitha Robinette and Tiffany Robinette, all of China Grove.
They are celebrating the special occasion with a dinner out, courtesy of their children and son-in-law.

Smith – Lynn

Larry and Dee Smith of Salisbury are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandy Leigh Smith, to Marc Elliott Lynn of Rock Hill.
Brandy is the granddaughter of the late William and Bobbie Smith of Salisbury and the late Raymond Moore Sr. and Mae Moore of Salisbury. A 1994 graduate of West Rowan High School, Brandy is a Regional Check Field Specialist for Bi-Lo.
Marc is the son of Mike and Nancy Lynn of Rock Hill and the grandson of the late John and Bonnie Lynn and the late Edgar and Louise Goodwin. A 1999 graduate of Century Day High School and 2003 graduate of the University of South Carolina, Marc is a Cooperative Disability Investigator with the Social Security Administration.
The wedding is Nov. 7 at the Aquarium in Charleston, S.C.

Vaughn – Simmons

CHINA GROVE ó Stephanie Ann Vaughn and Luke Caleb Simmons were united in marriage Saturday,?Oct. 10, 2009, at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Steve Wilson officiated the 1 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception.
The bride was escorted by Daniel Lewis Sr. and attended by her sister, Sara Lewis of Salisbury, as matron of honor. Her bridesmaids were sister of the groom Elizabeth Simmons of China Grove and Maria Lewis and Hanna Freeman, both of Salisbury.
The groomís best man was brother-in-law of the bride Brandon Lewis of Salisbury. Groomsmen were his brothers, Zachary Simmons of Salisbury and Joshua and Daniel Simmons of China Grove.
Gracie Lewis, niece of the bride, was flower girl, and Daniel Lewis III was ring bearer, both of Salisbury. Guest registrar and soloist was Melissa Simmons of Salisbury, sister-in-law of the groom.
The bride is the daughter of the late Shelia Vaughn. A 2009 graduate of South Rowan High School, Stephanie is employed by Debyís 52 Beach Bingo in Salisbury.
The groom is the son of Reed and Renee Simmons and the grandson of Rachel and the late Cecil Boyd Miller and Hubert and Joyce Simmons, all of China Grove. A 2008 honor graduate of South Rowan High School, Luke also studied at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. He is employed in the Inventory Control Department at the Food Lion Warehouse.
Following a wedding trip to New Orleans, the couple will live in Rowan County.