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4 King-Batts Wed
On Saturday, March 3rd, at four
o'clock in the afternoon, Pamela
Delores Batts and James Lauren
King were united in marriage. The
double-ring ceremony was perr
formed by the Revs. Georgianna
Brabban and William Dotger at the
Bethel Presbyterian Church.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. James David Batts of
Route 2, Beulaville. The groom is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. James Lee King
of Route 1, Chinquapin.
A program of special music was
performed by Edgar Wells Jr. of
Teachey. Soloists Peannie Albertson
and Johnnv Pickett of Beulaville
sang "Looking Thru the Eyes of
Love," "We've Only Just Begun,"
"Whither Thou Goest" and "The
The bride, given in marriage by
? her parents, was escorted to the altar
by her father. She wore a formal
gown of white English net and
silkened organza over peau de soie.
It featured a high neckline of lace
with front and back yokes of net
fashioned with silk Venise and Shiffli
laces. The fitted bodice was accented
with wedding pearls and long
sleeves with traditional bridal
buttons. The skirt of English net
was edged with lace and a flounced
hemline of fine accordian pleating.
The train featured four flounced tiers
of Schiffli lace. The veil of English
net was edged with lace and featured
an attached blusher flowing from a
Juliet cap of matching appliqued silk
Venise lace and wedding pearls. She
carried a bouquet designed and
made by her mother.
Miss Beth Sloan of Chinquapin,
cousin of the bride, served as maid of
honor. Bridesmaids included Tonya
King Williams of B?ulaville, sister ot
the sroom; Gloria Brown Home of
Richlands, Lynn Monroe of Durham
and Lita Short of Elizabethtown
both former roommates of the bride.
Each attendant wore a formal
aubergine polyester gown fashioned
with a Victorian neckline, Venise lace
yoke and ruffle with accordian
pleated skirt. They carried nosegays
designed and fashioned by the
The flowergirl, Monica McKay,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond
McKay, wore an aubergine and
white print dress with a white
pinafore with eyelet trim. She
carried a white wicker basket of
flowers. The ringbearer, Phil
Thigpen. son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip
Thigpen, wore a white suit con
sisting of eton-style jacket, short
pants, ruffled shirt with a bow tie.
He carried a satin and lace ring
The father of the groom served as
best man. Groomsmen included
Thomas King, broth,.' - of the groom;
Michael Batts, brother of the bride;
Ronnie Williams, brother-in-law of
the croom. and Ravmond MrKav
They were attired in grey tuxedoes,
white tucked shirts with bow ties.
The groom chose a tuxedo like the
groomsmen's excepting with tails.
They each wore an aubergine colored
The bride's mother chose a formal
gown of rose polyester with ac
cordian pleated skirt and cape collar.
The groom's mother chose a formal
polyester gown in lavender. Both
mothers wore orchid corsages with
matching ribbons Glendora Lanier,
grandmother of the btide, chose a
street-length dress of rose polyester.
She was remembered with a corsage
of white roses.
The couole sooke their nuotial
vows before the church altar ac
cented with two spiral candelabrums
holding tall lighted tapers and green
ferns. They knelt together on a
kneeling bench while the wedding
prayer was sung.
The wedding was under the
direction of Brenda Kay Scott.
Attending the register was Molly
The bride is a graduate of East
Duplin High School, the University
of North Carolina at Wilmington,
and is employed by Duplin County
Social Services. The groom is a
graduate of East Duplin High School
and is employed as a construction
worker. They will make their home
on Route 1, Chinquapin.
A reception was hosted by the
bride's parents in the fellowship hall
of the church following the cere
mony. Two long tables were beauti
fully done with white floor-length
tablecloths trimmed with lace.
Several finger foods were served on
one, with the wedding cake and
punch served from the other. The
cake, baked by the mother of the
bride, was served by June Sloan and
Maxime Cole, aunts of the bride.
Punch was served by Pauline Lanier
and Mary King, aunts of the groom.
Also assisting with the serving was
Pat Riley, Karen Batchelor and
Becky Southerland. Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph Lanier Jr. greeted guests at
Mr. and Mrs. James Lee King,
parents of the groom, hosted a re
hearsal dinner Friday night at the
Lyman Volunteer Fire Department,
liie menu consisted of barbecued
pork, baked beans, slaw, bread and
desserts. The affair was enjoyed by
all who attended.
A bridal shower was held Feb. 3 at
the Lyman Fire Department. The
couple received manv beautiful and
useful gifts. Guests were served
cake squares, mints, nuts and
punch. Hostesses were Brenda
Batts, Julia King. June Sloan.
Maxine Cole, Karen Batchelor,
Brenda Scott, Kaye Lanier and
Becky Southerland. Upon arrival, the
bride, her mother, and mother of the
groom-to-be were remembered with
On Feb. 8, bride-elect Pdm Batts
was honored with a lingerie shower
at the home of June and Franklin
Sloan. Hostesses were Beth Sloan
and Penny Thigpen. Guests wer<=
served cake squares, mints, nuts and
Saturday afternoon, Feb. 18, Pam
was honored bv fellow employees in
the A.F.D.C. Department of Social
Mr. and Mrs. Elwood B. Sanderson of Beulaville announce the
engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Cynthia Lynn, to
David Allen Grady, son of Mr. D. V. Grady of Kenansville and Mrs. Faye
Coward of Greenville. The wedding is planned for April 8th at four o'clock in
the afternoon at the Beulaville Free Will Baptist Church. No invitations are
being mailed locally. All friends and family are invited.
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