Mrs. Carlton Nlven, Social Reporter, 87S-37SS
Walters - Pierce Wedding Vows
Exchanged In Baptist Church Here
? Saturday, May 14th, at 7:00
; p.m., First Baptist Church,
! Racford, was the setting of a
: candlelight service and a double
ring ceremony for Tammy Gaye
? Pierce and Alan Craig Walters.
; The Rev. Billy Beaver was the of
: ficiating minister.
: The bride is the daughter of the
: late Annie Ruth Pierce of Raeford,
? and the bridegroom is the son of
'? Mr. and Mrs. Archie L. Walters of
: Rt. 3, Raeford.
Two nine branch candelabras
. adorned with polystichum and
springari, and two 15 branch
spiral ing candelabras were placed
at the altar, to each side there were
two large Boston ferns placed in
white wicker wedding baskets.
The bride was given in marriage
by her brother, Lt. Jerry M. Pierce
who is stationed at Little Rock,
She wore a white organza gown
with Queen Ann neckline and
bishop sleeves trimmed in chantilly
lace, fitted waist with ruffles of
crystal pleating down the back that
extended into a cathedral train.
A Camelot cap of chantilly lace
with fingertip veil completed the
She carried a full bouquet of
white silk roses, with lily of the
valley and burgundy and mini
Mrs. Deborah Hamilton of
Raeford was matron of honor. She
wore a pink chiffon gown with ruf
fled neckline and plunging back. A
cummerbund waist with a bussle
back. She carried a white lace fan
with soil flowers and pink flowing
Miss Rebecca Walters, sister of
the groom, Miss Lisa Parks of
Charlotte, cousin of the bride and
Miss Nancy Pierce of Chesapeake,
Virginia were the bridesmaids.
Their dresses were identical to the
matron of honor, and they carried
matching lace tans.
Christy Parks of Raeford was a
miniature bride. She wore a white
chantilly lace gown with scooped
neck, puffed sleeves, floor length
skirt with layers of chantilly ruffles
and chapel length train. She car
ried a bouquet identical to the
Archie Walters, father of the
groom, served as best man.
Ushers were Michael Walters,
brother of the groom, Harry
Walters, cousin of the groom and
Andy Grant of Southern Pines.
Brian Keith Hamilton, nephew of
the bride was miniature groom.
Belle Pierce, guardian of the
bride, wore a navy blue V-neck
gown with V-shaped chiffon cape.
Her outfit was completed with a
double silk rose corsage.
The mother of the groom wore a
floor length gown, of orchid
organza. Her outfit was completed
with a double silk rose corsage.
Mrs. Viola Fulk of Raeford.
grandmother of the groom, wore a
floor length gown of peach color.
A program of organ and piano
music was provided by Miss Beth
Wood and Mrs. Lynn Maxwell,
both of Raeford.
Mrs. Lorraine McDiarmid, Mrs.
Eileen Strickland, Mrs. Rochelle
Collins and Mrs. Denise Whitaker,
sisters of the groom sang "Let It
Be Me" and "The Lord Bless You
and Keep You".
Lawrence Calloway, cousin of
the groom sang "Truly".
Mrs. Mary Lee Charlane ot
Raeford directed the wedding.
The bride is a 1977 graduate of
Great Bridge High School in
Chesapeake, Virginia. She is
presently employed by Finance
One of Aberdeen.
Mr. Walters is a 1978 graduate
of Hoke County High School and
is presently employed with Aber
deen Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
After a wedding trip to Myrtle
Beach, S.C., the couple will reside
at their home on Rt. 3, Raeford.
The reception followed im
mediately in the church fellowship
hall. The bride's table was covered
with white linen overlayed with a
white lace tablecloth. A large
assortment of spring flowers
centered the table. A separate table
held the three tiered wedding cake.
Two cakes flanked each side with
staircases spiraling to the top of
Mrs. Alan Craig Wallers
the cake, adorned with a miniature
bride and groom.
Mrs. Lois Parks of Raeford,
cousin of the bride, poured punch.
Wanda Locklear of Aberdeen serv
ed cake, and Sandra Gaddy, of
Portsmouth, Virginia, assisted in
the preparation of the reception.
Mrs. Cherly Walters, sister-in
law of the groom, kept the bride's
Wendy Parks, niece of the bride,
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Feted At Parties
Miss Robin Long, bride-elect of
Steve Connell, Saturday, June 4,
in Whiteville, was feted at two
bridal courtesies the past weekend.
Mrs. David Warren entertained
at a kitchen shower honoring Miss
The honoree was presented a
corsage upon arrival.
Guests were invited into the din
ing room for refreshments of a
variety of party foods and punch,
served by the groom-elect's sister.
Miss Carolyn Wilburn. The dining
table was centered with a basket of
yellow silk flowers, later presented
to the bride-elect as a hostess gift.
Special guests here for the occa
sion were Miss Long's mother,
Mrs. Bryan Long of Austin,
Texas, and her sister, Mrs. David
Home of Colorado Springs, Col
Mr. and Mrs. Shuford Pennell
honored Miss Long and Mr. Con
nell with a cook-out at their home,
Sunday evening, May 22.
Twelve guests were served buffet
style and seated at tables on the
Arrangements of roses were us
ed on each entertaining tables.
Special guests were the bride
elect's mother and sister, as men
tioned above, and Miss Cindy
Connell of Durham, sister of the
Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Gatlin had as
their weekend visitors, Mrs.
Gatlin's cousins, Mrs. Perry
Macomson of Shelby and Mrs. Ar
thur Lang of Voorhees, New
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handed out wedding scrolls and
Friday evening. May 13. Mr. and
Mrs. Archie Walters served re
freshments to the wedding party
in the fellowship hall of the
church. The bride and groom
presented the attendants with gifts
at this time.
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Haire
returned Monday after a visit in
the lome of their son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Michael
Gleason, in Plymouth. They went
especially to stay with their grand
children, Joe and Jennifer
Gleason, while Mr. and Mrs.
Gleason were in Washington, D.C.
Mrs. H.O. Langdon left Charlotte
Wednesday by plane for Denver,
Colorado, for a visit in the home
of her son and family, LTC
(Retired) and Mrs. Edward
Langston and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Macko,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Averitte,
and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Peoples
spent the weekend at Myrtle
Mrs. R.A. Matheson has returned
after a visit in the home of her son
in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Stanback, in Salisbury. She
accompanied them to Raleigh for
the graduation of her grand
daughter, Miss Molly Brooks,
from St. Mary's.
Mr. and Mrs. J.W. McPhaul at
tended the graduation exercises at
UNC, Greensboro, recently. Their
granddaughter, Miss Elizabeth
Lynn Sample, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Hugh Sample of Galax,
Virginia, was a member of the
graduating class. Mr. and Mrs.
McPhaul were overnight visitors in
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sample.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Bullock spent
the weekend at Holden Beach.
Feted At Parties
Miss Peggy Lynn Hayward,
bride-elect of E.Z. Huggins, III,
was honored Wednesday evening,
May 18, 1983 with a bridal shower
at the hut at Sandy Grove United
Methodist Church. Hostesses were
Mrs. Bonnie Davis, Mrs. Joyce
Bostic, Mrs. Bertha Hendrix, Mrs.
J. A. Jones, and Mrs. Mamie
Spears. Upon arrival, Peggy was
presented with a corsage of white
daisies with replica wedding rings
entwined and a slow cooker crock
pot by the hostesses.
Refreshments of decorated cake
squares, cheese biscuits, toasted
pecans, mints and punch were
served from a beautifully
decorated table, covered with a
cloth of antique lace, and a center
piece of miniature yellow roses ar
ranged on a six-branch silver
candelabra, to the 40 guests pre
The gifts were opened and
displayed on another table,
covered with a white linen cloth,
and containing a centerpiece of
natural wedding bells, the fragrant
bell-like bloom of the Yucca plant.
Miss Heyward was also honored
by Mrs. Marie Brown's Home
Economics Class with a surprise
party on Friday morning, May 20.
She was presented a gift of
cookware by Mrs. Brown and her
classmates. Delicious refreshments
made by the class were served.
Saturday evening, May 21 , 1983,
Mrs. Thomas Hollingsworth and
Mrs. Annie Davis honored the
bride-elect with a bridal shower at
the Hollingsworth home in
Raeford. The home was decorated
throughout with floral ar
rangements and wedding bells in
Miss Heyward's chosen colors of
green and yellow. The hostesses
presented the honoree with a
yellow silk corsage decorated with
miniature wedding bells upon her
arrival. A large assortment of gifts
were opened by the bride-elect and
displayed. Refreshments of cake,
punch, nuts, mints and cheese were
served to the guests attending.
Patrice Dione Henderson
Patrice Dione Henderson, five
years of age, has been selected as a
state finalist in the "Miss North
Carolina National Little Miss
Pageant." The announcement was
made by Sue Kiser, State Director.
Patrice Dione is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Henderson,
and the granddaughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Smith of Raeford and of
Mrs. Otellar Jones of Red Springs.
The pageant will be held
September 3 in Winston Salem.
Grooming by Appointment .
875-8312 Harris Ave., Raeford, N.C.
Sunday School Class Honors
Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Clark
The Mary Martha Sunday
School Class of the Raeford
Presbyterian Church gathered at
the Robert Gatlin Pond Saturday,
May 21, for a farewell get together
honoring Mrs. Ernest Campbell
and Mrs. Furman Clark.
Mrs. Campbell, long time resi
dent of Raeford, whose late hus
band was a Raeford native and
connected with Hoke Auto Com
pany for many years, will be leav
ing in June for the Presbyterian
Home in High Point. She will have
a small apartment there. Her niece.
Miss Marian Ellis of Greenville,
South Carolina, was a weekend
guest in the Campbell home and
here for the occasion.
Mrs. Clark recently moved to
Charlotte, where she bought a con
dominium. She has also been a
long time resident of Raeford. Her
late husband was chairman of the
Soil Conservation Service here for
many years. Mrs. Clark was ac
companied to Raeford for the day
by a former Raeford resident, Mrs.
Hazel Staley of Charlotte, who
once lived here in an apartment in
the home of Mrs. C.H. Giles. Mr.
and Mrs. Furman Clark, Jr. and
family live in Charlotte. One of
their sons also came for the day
with Mrs. Clark.
The honorees, members of the
class, and special guests enjoyed
several hours of fun and
fellowship. A bountiful covered
dish luncheon was served at noon.
Beth Jordan Receives
Master Of Divinity
Miss Beth Jordan received her
Master of Divinity degree from
Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky,
She is a graduate of Wake Forest
University and has a masters
The Silver City Community
Federated Negro Woman's Club
of North Carolina held its regular
monthly meeting Monday night
May 16, at 6 p.m. in the home of
Members present were Pearlie
Brown president, Mary Thomas,
Annie Y. McKinnon, Anna
McRae, Flora Holmes and Reba
They plan to hold the 26th an
niversary on May 29, at 6 p.m. at
Silver Grove Baptist Church.
The public is cordially invited.
FTI's Police Community
Relations Closs thanks
the merchants of Hoke
County who participated
in the 9th annual
Community Law Day held
Sunday, May 15, 1983.
degree in Religious Education 1
from Southern Baptist Theological
She is the daughter of Mrs. Faye
B. Jordan and Dr. Riley M. Jor
Miss Jordan will be serving an
internship in hospital chaplaincy at
the Spartanburg General Hospital,
Spartanburg, beginning next
month. She will be ordained later .
Attending were Mrs. Faye B.
Jordan, Bob and Dr. and Mrs.
Weekend visitors in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Avery Connell were
Miss Anne Scarborough of .
Kinston, classmate of Miss
Carolyn Wilburn at Peace College,
and Miss Cindy Connell of
For Social Page
The deadline for submitting wed
dings and engagements for publication
to The News- Journal is noon on the
prcccding Thursday. Photographs
should be in black and white.
The deadline for personal items,
bridge clubs and all other social news
is 5 p.tn. Monday.
Forms for weddings and
engagements may be picked up Mon
day through Fnda> during business
All news may be turned in at The
News- Journal. #75-2121. or by calling
Ha/el Nisen, 875-J785; Monday
through Friday. 9 a.m - 5 p.m.
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