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Haynes ~ Merrill Wedding

Ashley Haynes and Christopher Merrill of Arden were united in marriage on October 7, 2017 at the home of Joe and Janice Brumit in Asheville.

Pastor Marcia Mount Shoop officiated the 1 p.m. ceremony, which was followed by a reception at Bold Rock Cider.

The bride was escorted by Steve Haynes and Roger Meade. Kathryn Haynes of Greensboro served as maid of honor.

Serving as best man was Andrew Robinson of Black Mountain.

The bride is the daughter of Steve and Rindi Haynes of Tallahassee, Fla., and the granddaughter of the late Earle Haynes and the late Lois Haynes and the late Lewis Frank and the late Ann Frank all of Salisbury. A 2003 graduate of North Forsyth High School in Winston-Salem, she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas in 2008. She is employed at Aeroflow Healthcare.

The groom is the son of Steve and Carol Merrill of Brevard, and the grandson of the late James Merrill and Virginia Merrill of Fall River, Mass., and the late Milton Stec and the late Dorothy Stec of Scottsdale, Ariz. A 2005 graduate of Brevard High School in Brevard he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Western Carolina University in 2009. He is employed with HomeTrust Bank.

The couple are making their home in Arden.

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