Burleson Maland Wedding
GOSHEN, Ark. — Traci Michelle Burleson and Jeffrey James Maland were united in marriage May 28, 2011, in Goshen. Pastor Arthur Fogartie officiated the 7 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception.
The bride was escorted by her father, Tony Burleson, and attended by her sister, Amanda Richardson of Willow Spring, N.C., as matron of honor. Her bridesmaids included her sister, Sheigh Burleson of Salisbury, N.C., Marissa Mull of Salisbury, N.C., Tara Ludwig of Gold Hill, N.C., Erin Carpenter of Raleigh, N.C., and Ginny Crisp, Blair Waters and Kelly Hankins, all of Chapel Hill, N.C.
Honorary bridesmaids were sisters of the groom Jessica Maland of Fayetteville, Ark., and Jenny Wallace of Hot Springs, Ark; sister-in-law of the groom Sarah Maland of Fayetteville, Ark.; and Lindsay Gullett of Fayetteville, Ark.
Justin Maland of Fayetteville, Ark., was his brother’s best man. Serving as groomsmen were Brian Sugg of Dallas, Tex., Grant Pledger of Rogers, Ark., Tyler Fleming of Lincoln, Neb., Ryan Goens of Fayetteville, Ark., Scott Hade of Fayetteville, Ark., Scotty Reese of Los Angeles, Calif., and Ryan Hamilton of O’Fallon, Ill.
Ushers included Eric Ralston of Tulsa, Okla., brother-in-law of the groom Ryan Wallace of Hot Springs, Ark., and Shane Covington and David DuCharme of Fayetteville, Ark.
Serving as flower girls were niece of the bride Gracie Richardson of Willow Spring, N.C., and nieces of the groom Madison Wallace of Hot Springs, Ark., and Macy Maland of Fayetteville, Ark.
Laura Braswell of Chapel Hill, N.C., served as the program attendant. Ceremony music was provided by pianist Kerry Johnson and soloists Melonie Moore and Michael Gibbs.
The bride is the daughter of Tony Burleson of Gold Hill, N.C., and Diane Jenkins of Salisbury, N.C. She is the granddaughter of Thelma and the late Calvin Burleson of Gold Hill, N.C., and the late Richard and Elsie Bullock of Lumberton, N.C. A 2003 graduate of East Rowan High School, Traci received an Associate in Applied Science in Occupational Therapy from Durham Tech in 2009. She is employed by UAMS Schmieding Kids First Clinic in Lowell, Ark.
The groom is the son of Jerry and Jane Maland of Harrison, Ark., and the grandson of Keith and Lou Hadley and Dr. Paul and the late Maxine Maland, all of Charles City, Iowa. A 2001 graduate of Harrison High School, Jeff received a degree in Business Management in 2005 from the University of Arkansas. He is Senior Vice President at Signature Bank of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark.
Following a wedding trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the couple are making their home in Fayetteville, Ark.