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THE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
Intpressive Ceremony Marked
Vows In Barber-Easley Wedding
The marriage of Miss Mary Ash
, worth Barber, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Neely Barber, to
Genatus Robertson Easley, of
Greenville, S. C, was solemnized
at 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon
1 at Richland Heights, the home of
the bride's parents in a simple but
impressive ceremony. Only mem
berg of the family and a few close
friends were present. The Rev.
H. G. Hammett, pastor of the
First Baptist church, officiated.
The vows were taken before an
improvised altar in front of a
colonial mantel in the music room,
The background was white and
covered with greenery, ana tne
mantel was banked in white flow
era. Floor candelabra in gradu
ated sizes, entertwined with ivy,
formed the altar. At either side
were placed tall white vases with
large white chrysanthemums. The
room was lighted entirely by can
Prior to the ceremony, Mrs.
H. G. Hammett, accompanied by
Miss Mary Alton Easley, sister of
the bridegroom, of Greenville,
sang, "The Sweetest Story Ever
Told." This was followed by a
violin solo, "Adoration," by Borows
ki, by Mrs. Richard N. Barber, Jr.,
sister-in-law of the bride. She
was accompanied by Mrs. Hammett,
who also played the wedding march
es, "Lohengrin," being used for the
processional and the Mendelssohn
march for the recessional.
The bride was given in marriage
by her father. She wore a hand
some gown of heavy antique satin
fashioned with a yoke of line net
edged with Venetian lace, form
ing an off the shoulder effect. The
long sleeves were fastened from the
elbow down to the hand with tiny
white satin covered buttons. The
skirt was very full and shirred at
the waist with a long train. The
veil of illusion which extended the
full length of the train of the
gown was held in place by a coronet
of Venetian lace.
Her flowers were a bouquet of
bride's roses, centered with gar
denias, which formed a detachable
corsage, which she later wore. The
bride carried a point lace handker
chief used by her mother at the
time of her marriage. The only
piece of jewelry worn was a seed
pearl necklace. The wedding ring
used in the ceremony had been worn
by both the grandmother and moth
er of the bride.
Her only attendant was her
small niece, Elizabeth Barber,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard
N. Barber, Jr. She wore a frock
of light blue velvet trimmed in
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baby Irish lace, and a small poke
bonnet of the same material with
small rose buds and lace around
the crown. She carried the ring
in a lily, showered with tulle. ,
The groom had as his best man,
his brother-in-law, C, D. Asbury,
The bride has resided in Waynes
ville most of her life and is popular
with all groups. After attending
the local schools, she was graduated
from Meredith College, and then did
special work at Columbia Univer
sity afterward teaching in the
Waynesville and Burlington high
schools. She has traveled exten
sively in the United States, South
America and Europe. She has been
active in the social, civic and re
ligious affairs of the community.
The bridegroom is the - son of
Mrs. Ben Easley, and the late Mr.
Easley, of Greenville, S. C. He
received his education in the Green
ville city schools and later attended
Furman University, where he was
a member of the Kappa Alpha
social fraternity. He is a member
of the Rotary Club of Greenville,
and is prominently identified with
the business and civic affairs of
his home city.
Following the ceremony Mr. and
Mrs. Barber entertained with a
large reception honoring the bridal
party. In the receiving line in the
music room were Mr. and Mrs.
Barber, the latter wearing a fus
chia crepe and lace gown, with a
yellow corsage of roses; Mrs. Ben
Easley, mother of the bridegroom,
m blue crepe with corsage of red
roses, and the bride and groom.
Receiving in the living room were
Mrs. Sm Hines, of Winston-Salem,
cousin of the bride; Mrs. A,
D. Asbury, Miss Mary Alta Easley,
Miss Katherine Easley, sisters of
the bridegroom, Miss Mary As
bury, and Miss Isabella Asbury,
nieces of the bridgroom, all of
In the reception hall quantities
of red flowers were used, and in
the living room pink roses and
dahlias were a decorative note, In
the dining room the bridal motif
prevailed. The table, which was
covered with a handsome Italian
cutwork cloth, was centered with a
three tier wedding cake, arranged
on a silver tray. This was en
circled with cresent shaped flower
containers holding white roses and
small white chrysanthemums. At
the four corners were holders with
lighted tapers and in between com
potes of nuts and candies. All the ;
appointments were in silver. The
serving tables were also arranged
in bowls of white flowers.'
.Assisting in receiving and serv
ing were the following: in the re
ception hall, Mrs. Richard N. Bar
ber, Jr., and her mother, Mrs. W.
W. Norman, of Griffin, Ga. Here
Mrs, William Medford directed the
callers to the register over which
Ann Osborne presided,
Mrs. T. Lenoir Gwyn introduced
the receiving line in the music
room. Mrs. William Hannah greet
ed the guests in the living room,
Mrs. Henry Foy, Mrs. J. C. Pat
rick and Mrs. Joe Liner presided
over the gift room on the secorfd
Mrs. Ben Colkitt was in charge
of the dining room and was assisted
in serving by Mrs. Whitener Pre
vost.Mrs. Hallet Ward, Mrs, Ben
Sloan, Mrs. Robert H. Breece, Mrs.
Henry Davis, and Mrs. Joe Tate."
Among the out-of-town guests
attending the wedding and recept
tion in addition to those already
mentioned were: Mr. and Mrs. Dan
Bryson, of Sylva, Mr. and Mrs.
H. Perry, Miss Mary James Perry,
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Smith, Mrs.
Luther M. McBee, Mr. and Mrs. W.
B. Mattison, Miss Lucy Gilliam, J.
T. Smith, Mrs. H. B. McKay, and
Mrs. W. T. Powers, all of Green
For going away the bride wore
a smart princess ensemble with
Kolinsky neck piece. Her pom
padour hat was also trimmed in
Kolinsky lur with a short veil.
Bride Of Last Thursday
Love Branner Shackford Wedded
Thomas Roger Walker Saturday
(Photo bv Culbeitson)
MRS. GENATUS ROBERTSON EASLEY; of Greenville, S. C,
the former Miss Mary Ashworth Barber, whose marriage , was sol
emnized on Thursday afternoon, October 2nd. at Richland Heights,
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Neely Barber, A large
reception followed the wedding.
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Sister Of Local
Friends in this section and in
north east Georgia will : be inter
ested in the announcement of the
marriage of Miss Frances Duvall,
sister of Ernest Duvall, of Way
nesville, to John G. Davis which
took place on Sunday, August the
Miss Duvall is the daughter of
W. B. Duvall, of Hayesville. She
is a graduate of the Hayesville
high school and of Blanton's Busiv
ness College of Asheville,
Mr. Davis is the son of Col. and
Mrs. Joseph T. Davis, of Clayton.
He received his education in the
Rabon county high school of Clay
ton, Ga., and later attended the
University of Georgia, from which
he received his LL. B. degree. He
is now engaged in the practice of
aw in Clayton. He is also Clerk
f the Ordinary of Rabun county.
The marriage was announced at
a tea given by Mrs. Joseph T. Da
vis, mother of the groom, and
Mrs. Thad L. Bynum at the home
n the latter in Clayton, Ga., last
week. The bride wore a dress of
burgundy velvet with black acces
sories and her flowers were a cor
sage of gardenias.
Following the tea the young
couple left for a wedding trip.
Upon their return they will reside
in East Clayton.
PTA To Stage
Round-Up On 15th
"Old Man Read Wilson" will be
master of ceremonie for a big mu
sical round-up to be held at the
Lake . Junaluska auditorium -' OR
Wednesday the 15th, at 8:00 o'clock.
The affair will be sponsored by
the Lake Junaluska PTA.
The round-up is being given for
the purpose of purchasing books
for the library and other school
equipment needed at this time.
The PTA extends an invitation
to any individual or group that
would like to come and compete
on the program for the prizes that
are to be given away. They are
also asking that those playing in
the round-up come early and get
The grand prize will be five dol
lars in cash, the second prize three
dollars, third prize two dollars,
and a number of other prizes will
be given away to lucky members
of the audience.
Bethel PTA' fleeting Set
For Next Tuesday, 16th
The regular meeting of the Beth
el PTA will be held next Tuesday
afternoon the 16th, at 2:30 o'clock
in the new high school auditorium.
An interesting program has been
arranged. All parents and friends
of the school are urged to be pres
and her accessories were in black.
Immediately following the re
ception the couple left for a wed
ding trip after which they will be
at home in the Virginia Apart
ments in Greenville, where they
Wr men's Club To
Hold October Meet
At FFA House
The October meeting of the Wo
man's Club will meet at the FFA
Chapter House on the high school
grounds next Thursday afternoon
with Mrs. J. Colvin Brown, Mrs.
Tamea W. Killian and Mrs. Troy
Wyche as associate hostesses.
The main feature of the program
will be a talk by an out-of-town
vpeaker. Mrs. .William Hannah,
president, will preside, i Mrs. J.
Dale Stentz, chairman, will be in
charge of the music for the after
noon. Special guests will be mem
bers of the Waynesville Troop of
the Girl Scouts and their leader,
Mrs. E. C. Wagenfeld,
Young Hostess Gives
Birthday Party at Home
n Clyde on Saturday
Jewel Dee Ferguson, young
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Ferguson, was hostess of a party
at her home in Clyde on Saturday
afternnon in celebration of her
fifth birthday anniversary, She
was assisted by her mother and
Mrs. Clynton McElroy in receiving
Games featured the entertain
ment of the afternoon. The guest
list included, Geneva Messer, Dor-
otha Messer, Doris Messer, lEdgar
McElroy. Lewis McCracken, Erne
lyn McCracken, Thomasine Noland,
Patsy McCracken, Tommie Han
nah. Dot McCracken. Nob Mc
Cracken, Betty Ruth Ferguson and
Phyllis, Bobbie Ruth, Ellen, Eliza
beth Ann and Stella James, Pegg
and Jeanne Bradshaw.
Mrs. Guy Massie
Elected Head Of
Mrs. Guv Massie has been elect
ed president of the American Leg
ion Auxiliary for the coming year
to succeed Mrs. T.pstpr Rurcin re
tiring president. The installation
01 ' tne omcers was beld recently
with Mrs. J. Hardin Howell in
charge of the ceremonies.
Other officers serving with Mrs.
Massie are: first vice president,
Mrs. Lester Burgin; second vice
president, Mrs. J. H. Howell; third
vice president, Mrs. Hurst Burgin;
secretary, Mrs. Doyle Alley; treas
urer, Mrs. George Plott; chaplin,
Mrs. I. J. Brown; historian, Mrs.
J. H. Howell; Sergeant at arms,
Mrs. Edna McGee.
Chairmen of the various com
mittees include: Membership, Mrs.
T. L. Bramlet; Child Welfare, Mrs.
Roy Campbell: Publicitv. Mr J
C. Patrick; Finance, Mrs. J. Colvin
crown; House, Mrs. Ada Palmer;
American Education, Mrs. J. Col
vin ( Brown; Activities committee,
Mrs. George Plott, Mrs. W. H. F.
Millar, and Mrs. Clayton Walker.
Lake Junaluska PTA
Will Meet on Thursday
The Lake Junaluska PTA will
hold the second meeting of the
current year on Thursday 16th, at
7:30 o'clock in the auditorium of
the school. AH members and pat
rons of the school are invited
1 ' . -v
Nancy Reeves Francis ;
Gives Party on Seventh :
Nancy Reeves Francis, young
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Roy
Francis, was hostess of a party
on Wednesday afternoon in cele
bration of her seventh birthday
anniversary. She was assisted by
her mother and Miss Margaret
Burgin in receiving and entertain
ing her guests.
Pink and white made a pleasing
party motif, with pink roses cen
tering the table at the serving
hour. The guests enioyea several
games, a fish pond with a gift for
each one, and favors of suckers and
Among those present were the
following: Laura Woody, Ann Co
man Crawford, Elizabeth Watkins,
Sally Stovall, Linda Sloan, Mary
Crouser, Linda Welch, Betty Fel
met, Lane Prevost, Peggy Moody,
Marlene Moody, Virginia Francis,
Elaine Francis, Judy Roberts, Vir
ginia Wilson, Ruth Corwin, Agnes
Jane Roberson, Anne Hardin, Hel
en Stewart, Elizabeth Barber,
Florence Ann Bowles, Ann Mormi-
no, Joan Davis, Rose Wanick,
A Isa Stanford Massie, Bill Craw
ford, Bobbie Massie, Steve Woody,
Stewart Roberson, Freddie Dicus,
Walter Taliaferro, Charles Mes
ser, David Stewart, Donald Stew
art, John Mack Allison Malcolm
Williamson, Lamar Hammett, Orion
Hammett, Keith Letherwood, Jeff
Reece, Miles Stamey, Joe Liner,
Robert Stretcher, Bobbie Hardin,
and Richard Underwood. '
Mrs. Elmer Osborne Of
Canton Gives Party
Here On Saturday
Mrs. J. Elmer Osborne, of Can
ton, was hostess on Saturday at a
luncheon given at the home of
Mrs. Hugh Jolly on Main street
here.' A color motif of pink was
noted in the arrangements of
flowers and in the party appoint
ments. ." ..
Following the serving of lunch
eon, the guests enjoyed several
progressions of contract at the
seven tables arranged. When: the
scores were totaled Mrs. V. H.
Duckett was found to hold the top
score, Mrs. Walter Martin the
second high, and Mrs. Earl E.
Smith the consolation.
The guest list included friends
of the hostess from Canton.
Legion and Auxiliary
Will Meet Tuesday Night
The American Legion and the
Legion Auxiliary will hold their
regular monthly meeting Tuesday
night in the Legion home. A lively
program of entertainment has been
Dr. and Mrs. John Walton Shack
ord, of Rock Hill, S. C, have an
nounced the marriage of their
daughter, Miss Love Branner
Shackford, to Thomas Roger Walk,
sr. The vows were solemnized At
high noon. Saturday, October the
4th, at the Lower Fines Creek
Methodist church; of which the
bride's brother is pastor.
Dr. Shackford, superintendent of
the Rock Hill'District of the Meth
odist church, father of the bride,
assisted by the Rev. Joe Shackford,
pastor of the church, and brother
of the bride, performed the cere
mony. The nuptial music was ren
dered by Miss Margaret Shack
ford, sister of the bride.
The wedding was a quiet affair
with only the members of the fam
ily present.' i
Miss Ella , Shackford served as
her sister's maid of honor. She
wore a sheer wool frock in soft
green with brown accessories. Miss
Elizabeth Shackford, another sis
ter was maid of honor. She wore
a frock of similar shade and her
accessories were also in brown, i
Master Joseph Temple Shackford,
Jr., son of the Rev. Joseph T.
Shackford, was ring bearer. He
carried the ring in a rose.
The bride wore a becoming Buit
of wool in soft rosewood shades,
and her accessories in harmonizing
tones of brown. Her flowers were
a corsage of orchids.
The bride was educated in the
schools of Waynesville and Char
lotte, after which she attended
Duke University. She is also a
graduate of the Nurses Training
fclcnfol of Watts Hospital, of Dur
ham. She is the granddaughter of
the late Bishop and Mrs. James
Atkins, and is prominently con
nected on both sides of her family
in North Carolina and Virginia.
T e groom is the son of Mrs.
James A. Walker, formerly of
Reidjville, now of Greensboro, and
the late Mr. Walker, of Reidsville.
He is a graduate of the University
of North Carolina, where he was
a member of the Lamba Chi Alpha
fraternity. He has been residing
Jiere for the past three and a half
years, and is associated with the
Unagusta Manufacturing Company
Immediately following the cere
mony the couple left for a wed
ding trip to New York City and
other points North. Upon their
return they will reside here, tem
porarily having leased the resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Camp
bell during their absence from
East Waynesville PTA
Will Meet Monday Night
The East Waynesville PTA will
meet on Monday evening at 7:30,
with Mrs. Zeb Curtis, president,
presiding. Mis Elizabeth Henry,
will be in charge-of the program.
All members are urged to. attend.'
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Coming Year At 1
Mrs. Linwood Grahl a
president of the Central El,
PTA at the meeting on
night to fill the vacancy C;
the resignation of Mrs. C
Kunze, who has moved' mt
. Mrs. Ben Sloan was elt,
president, the office forn
by Mrs. Grahl. All chaii
the coming year were ale
at the meeting, and plans!
!. Following the business
a social hour v as enjoyed.
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Be Leader at Meetin
Mrs. Herbert Braren t
leader of the program at tl
ing of the women's m
Christian Service to be
Tuesday afternoon at 3 1
1 the ladies' parlor of tt
Methodist church. All me
the society are urged to be
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