November 13, 1953
Wilkerson, Hamrick, Calhoun,
Lewis, Barnes Marry On Nov. 7
By Margaret Blakeney
Lnrd Byron’s poem “She Walks
in Beauty” could have described
each of the five Salemites who
donned her wedding dress and said
her “I do’s” this past week-end.
In Clinton, Selma Jean Calhoun
became Mrs. Thomas Eli Turlington ;
Marion T.ewis, our former student
government president, was the bride
of Charles Allen Avera in Raeford.
In Beimettsville, S. C., Martha Ann
Barnes married Lt. John Henry
Robison, and in Winston-Salem,
lean Hamrick became Mrs. Walter
Raymond Wier. The fifth, Edna
Wilkerson, a graduate of the class
of '52, became the bride of a Bow
man Gray graduate, Donald E. Mc
Collum, in Pulaski, Va.
Jean, our former Salemite editor,
a cascade bouquet of white orchids
Mrs. Henry Lee Turlington, sis
ter-in-law of the bridegroom, was
matron of honor. Bridesmaids were
.Alison Britt and Sue Harrison, of
Salem; and Ann Lovell and Jane
Williamson, both of Clinton. They
all wore chapel-length dresses of
English blue irridescent taffeta
with shirred bodices. They carried
cascade bouquets of shaded pink
carnations trimmed with satin
leaves and velvet ribbons. Ann
Campbell, another Salemite, was
Henry Lee Turlington was his
brother’s best man. Llshers were
Rill Rethune; Bill Calhoun, brother
of the bride; Lawrence Caison;
Steve Jones; James Earl Vann;
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\\ as m.arried at 8 :00 p.m., Saturday,
in Groves Memorial Presbyterian
Clnirch m Clinton. The bride was
.given in marriage b}' her father.
lean wore a gown of candlelight
nylon tulle and Chantilly lace over
slipper satin with a long-sleeved
bodice of lace and a softly curved
neckline outlined with irridescent
lace appliques and seed pearls. Her
full lace skirt had a panel of ac
cordion pleated tulle in the back
which formed a full court train.
Jean wore a half hat of lace
trimmed with sequiffcd lace ap-
|di(|ucs .and seed pearls. Her two-
tiered fingertip veil of illusion was
attached to this hat. She carried
and Thomas Vann, all of Clinton.
A reception svas given by Jean’s
parents in the Coharie Country
Club following the ceremony.
Jean and Thomas are spending
their honeymoon in New York and
Bermuda. For travel the bride
wore a brown flannel suit with
matching hat trimmed in bronze
beads and bronze accessories.
Her junior year, Jean was secre
tary of the student government, a
member of the Order of the Scor
pion, and was to be editor of the
Salemite this year. She was pre
sented to North Carolina Society
at the Debutante Ball in Raleigh
Thomas attended Duke Umver-
Mrs. Walter Raymond Weir
Mrs. Donald E. McCollum
sity where he was a member of
Kappa Sigma fraternity. He is
now in business in Clinton, where
he and Jean plan to make their
Lewis Wears Chantilly Lace
In the Raeford Methodist Church
at 6:00 p.m. of the same day,
Marion Lewis changed her name
to Avera. Marion was also given
in marriage by her father. She
wore a gown of ivory chantilly
lace over net and heavy satin. The
tight bodice was made with a low,
round neckline and had a deep
bertha of lace edged with fluted
net and short sleeves. Her full
skirt was fashioned with tiers of
fluted ruffles in front, and it ended
in a cathedral train.
Marion wore a three-tiered full-
length veil of illusion which was
caught to a fitted cap of beads.
She carried a bouquet of bride’s
roses showered with stephanatis.
She also wore long lace mitts and
a single strand of pearls.
Betty Upchurch was maid of
honor. Mrs. Watson Lawhan and
Mrs. Eugene Brooks, Jr., were
matrons of honor.
Bridesmaids were Mrs. Robert
Finger, Ellen Bell, Loma Faye
Cuthbertson, Mary Sue Upchurch,
and Florence Cameron.
Attendants Wear Blue
The matrons of honor and brides
maids wore dresses of cotillion blue
nylon net with wide velvet sashes
and carried bouquets of talisman
roses and yellow mums tied with
velvet tubing and tulle. The maid
of honor wore a similar dress of
cowl nylon net.
After the ceremony a reception
was held in the church parlor.
Marion was the president of her
class her junior year. She was
named in Who’s Who in 1953 and
was a member of the Order of the
Scorpion. She made her debut in
1950 at the Terpsichorean Club
ball in Raleigh. •
Marion and Charles will live in
Winston-Salem where Charles is
employed by Western Electric Com
At 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Ben-
nettsville, S. C., Martha Ann
Barnes was married to Lt. John
Henry Robison of Salisbury. The
ceremony was performed before an
altar of greenery, white mums, and
lighted tapers in floor candlabras,
which were set up in one end of
the Barnes’ living room.
Rooney Wears Ivory Satin
Rooney was given in marriage by
her brother, Lawson Paul Barnes,
Jr. She wore a gown of ivory
satin, fashioned with a round neck
line, accented with ivory lace from
her mother’s wedding gown. The
lace extended over the full length
sleeves which ended in calla lily
points over the hands.
A panel of lace tiers extended
from the tightly fitting bodice to
the floor in front and the full satin
skirt ended in a chapel train.
Rooney’s two-tiered veil of illu
sion was attached to a Juliet cap
of heirloom lace. She carried a
bouquet of white orchids, ivory
roses, and lilies of the valley, tied
with an ivory lace ribbon.
Rooney’s only ornament was a
single strand of pearls, a gift of
the bridegroom. She carried a
French lace handkerchief and wore
a blue lace garter from her class
at Salem, which is to be passed on
to each bride in the class.
A receiving line was formed in
the living room of the bride’s home.
Jane Little, Virginia Millican, Bar
bara Kuss, and Margaret Blakeney
Served at the large reception.
The bride wore a cashmere
camel’s hair colored suit for travel
ing with darker brown accessories,
accented by a mink scarf.
Mrs. Thomas Eli Turlington
with a scalloped bertha decorated
with a design of seed pearls. . The
full gored skirt ended in a wide
cathedral length train and her fin
gertip veil of illusion was caught
to a calot of peace d’ange lace
edged with tulle and seed pearls.
She carried a crescent bouquet of
symbielium orchids, lilies of the
valley, and starlight roses. Her
only ornament was a diamond la-
valier which belonged to her grand
She also wore a blue lace garter
from her class at Salem.
Lynne Hamrich was the maid of
honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs.
Allen Mus Furbeck, Mrs. William
D. Mullen, sisters of the bride-
Mrs. John Henry Robison
After a short wedding trip,
Rooney and Johnny will make their
home in El Paso, Texas. Lt. Robi
son is to be stationed at Ft. Bliss
for three months and then Camp
Sherman in Savannah, Ga.
Rooney was an active member of
the Pierrettes while attending
Salem. She had the lead in the
Greek play “Antigone” last year.
She was also a member of the 1953
Also at 4:30 in the Home Mora
vian Church in Winston-Salem,
Jean Elizabeth Jensen Hamrick
was being married to Walter Ray
mond Wier, Jr.
Mrs. C. Hege Kapp, organist,
and Lynne Jensen Hamrick, the
bride’s sister, soloist, presented a
program of wedding music.
Given in marriage by her father,
Jeannie wore a gown of white satin
groom, Florence Spaugh, and
Eleanor Anne Adams. They all
wore gowns of copper net and ir
ridescent taffeta with a short jacket,
shirred bodices, and bouffant, tier
ed net skirts. They wore matching
headbands with face veils and car
ried crescent bouquets of yellow
chrysanthemums and orange delight
Mr. Wier was Raymond’s best
man. Ushers were Allen Mus Fur-
beck, William Doverspike Mullen,
Thomas Oliver Neilson, arid Hugh
After the ceremony a reception
was held at the Woman’s Club
which was decorated with arrange
ments of white and yellow fall
flowers. Salemites who served at
the reception were Sally Ann Hud
son and Mary Elizabeth Cummings.
For their wedding trip the couple
went to New York. The bride wore
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