Weddings

Denham Anniversary

Paul and Gwen Denham

Paul and Gwen Denham celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 29, 2011, with a party of family and friends at The Westin Hotel in College Park.

Both were born and raised in Fayette County and, after moving away for a while, they decided to move back and for the past 20 years, they have called Fayetteville “home.”

Now they are enjoying the retired life. Paul retired after 36 years of being his own boss of Denham Construction Company and Gwen retired after 17 years of service with the Fulton County Board of Transportation.

Smith-Rivers wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Rivers

Tresca Smith and Paul Rivers were married Nov. 5, 2011, in an outdoor wedding at their home off Sandy Creek Road in Fayette County. A reception, held in the barn, followed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Sandra Smith of Fayetteville and the late Hoke Smith Jr. The groom is the son of Barbara Rivers, also of Fayetteville, and the late Charles Rivers.

Preston anniversary

Eugene T. and Nancy Parker Preston

Eugene T. and Nancy Parker Preston celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary during the weekend of Oct. 7, 8 and 9. They were married at the First Baptist Church of Forest Park on Oct. 7, 1961, and lived in Hapeville for more than 26 years where they raised their two children, Tamra and Steven. They also have three grand children, Joan, Hezekyah, and Yoshiyah Apperson.

Mr. Preston retired after 25 years with the U.S. Postal Service and Mrs. Preston retired after 27 years with Delta Air Lines.

In 1987, the Prestons built a home in Fayetteville where they have lived for the past 24 years.

Woods-Snyder wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Snyder

Kaye Michelle Woods and Jonathan Philipp Snyder were married in the Campbell Courtyard at the Wyndham Peachtree, Peachtree City, April 2, 2011. Michael Zajas, of Mesa, Ariz., conducted the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Woods of Peachtree City and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Byron Woods, of Hapeville, and Margaret Rafferty and the late Armp Rafferty, of Owensboro, Ky. Read More»

Puckett-Gareau wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Gareau

Jennifer Paige Puckett and Martin Patrick Gareau were married Saturday, May 28, 2011, at First Baptist Church, Fairburn. Pastor Timothy Gareau, uncle of the groom, officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Cindy Farr of Newnan and Rick Puckett of Douglasville. She is a pharmacist with Publix in Atlanta.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Patrick Gareau Sr. of Cleveland, Ohio. He is the director for global operations with Casemate, also in Atlanta.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents. Read More»

Isaac-Richstone wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Richstone

Jillian Brooke Isaac of Peachtree City and Robert Soule Richstone of Tallahassee, Fla. were married June 11, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. The Rev. Christopher Rogers, Mercer University RUF campus minister in Macon, officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Malia Brooks Isaac of Peachtree City and Keith Philip Isaac of Moreland.

The groom’s parents are Ruth and Jeff Heggen and Gregg and Marsha Richstone, all of Tallahassee, Fla. He is employed by CH2M Hill engineering firm in Atlanta. Read More»

Fritts anniversary

Courtney R., (Pete) and Page Fritts

On Friday, July 15, Courtney R., (Pete) and Page Fritts, residents of Fayette County for the past 24 years, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Flat Creek Club in Peachtree City. They were joined by a group of 146 relatives and guests from 13 different states. The festivities included a receiving line, cocktail hour, buffet dinner and dancing to the popular “Headliners” band from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Read More»

Escarra-Crisp engagement

Kelly Marie Escarra engaged to Jeffrey Douglas Crisp

Rick and Peggy Escarra of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Marie Escarra, to Jeffrey Douglas Crisp, son of Ray and Lois Crisp and the late Gloria Crisp of Fayetteville. Read More»

Clark-Lane wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Lane

Suzanne Whitfield Clark and Matthew Ryan Lane were married Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at noon at The Chimneys in Big Canoe in Jasper. The officiating minister was the Rev. Steve Fazenbaker of Atlanta. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Eugene Clark of Fayetteville. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Sidney Lane of Greensboro. Read More»

Sanders Anniverary

Major and Mae Sanders

In the spring of 1943, Major Sanders set his eyes on Mae Anthony, and while it’s a bit cliché’, he will say that it was love at first sight. Major and Mae dated for a year so. Mae was not easy girl; Mae wanted to make sure that he was the one. By 1944, Major enlisted in the Navy. Just before he was deployed he asked Mae to marry him. “That was really trying time for us. I was afraid I wouldn’t see him again. He wrote letters often to make sure I was still his girl,” Mae recalls. Major returned from his assignment in December 1945. Read More»

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