Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 21, 2011

Vanhoy – Absher Wedding

Hillary Brooke Vanhoy of China Grove and Travis Adam Absher of Salisbury were united in marriage Saturday, July 23, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dr. Jim Dunkin and the Rev. Dr. Wallace Gaither Jr. officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at Salisbury Depot.
The bride was escorted by her father, Rick Vanhoy, and attended by her sister, Courtney Vanhoy Garrett of China Grove, as matron of honor. Serving as bridesmaids were Mrs. Jana Hartsell, Concord, Miss Jaime Phillips, Granite Quarry, Miss McKenzie Crowe, China Grove, Miss Amy Nicholson, Salisbury, Miss Ashton Walker, Mooresville, Miss Mary Cate Larocca, Huntersville, Miss Lauren Williams, Concord, and Miss Tiffany Godfrey, Sanford.
Chris Johnson of China Grove stood as the groom’s best man. Groomsmen included Jimmy Miles, grandfather of the groom, Salisbury, Jeremy Miles, Salisbury, brothers of the groom Cody Absher and Elijah Beaver, Salisbury, Doug Beaver, stepfather of the groom, Salisbury, Josh Hartsell, Concord, Neill McCaskill, Concord, and Alec McCaskill, Star.
Payton Garrett was flower girl, and Dylan Crowe was ring bearer, both of China Grove. Miniature bridal couple was Lilly Crowe, China Grove, and Jakob Phillips, Linwood.
Serving as guest registrars and  program attendants were Hannah Crowe, Davidson, Laura Howard, Terrell, Emily King, China Grove, and Lindsey Alexander, Concord.
The bride is the daughter of Rick and Crystal Vanhoy of China Grove and the granddaughter of Everette and Lucille Vanhoy of Gold Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Gaither Sr., and the late Betty Gaither, all of Granite Quarry. She is the great-granddaughter of Fannie Gaither of Granite Quarry. A 2007 graduate of South Rowan High School, Hillary received a degree in nursing from East Carolina University in 2011. She is a registered nurse at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.
The groom is the son of Doug and Jamie Beaver and Robert Absher, all of Salisbury, and the grandson of Jimmy and Vicky Miles, Ralph and Linda Absher, all of Salisbury, and Patsy and Jerry Beaver of Kannapolis. He is the great-grandson of Doris Basinger of Salisbury. A 2006 graduate of South Rowan High School, Travis is serving in the United States Air Force.
Following a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple will make their home in Chesapeake, Va.