Celebrations


Published: Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 12:10 a.m.

Births

Nicholas Grayson Knight: son of Phillip David and Sandra Kay Knight, Gainesville, on Dec. 26 in North Florida Regional Medical Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 20 inches. Grandparents are Robert and Donna Elliott, and Joe and Deanna Knight.

Kate Elizabeth Harbaugh: daughter of Curt and Karen Harbaugh, Gainesville, on Dec. 26 in North Florida Regional Medical Center. She weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 21 1/2 inches. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gene Lindo, Bradenton, Mr.and Mrs. Curtis Harbaugh, Edwardsville, Penn., and Betty Holtzman, Forty Fort, Penn.

Delaney Nicole Fennell: daughter of Dess Fennell III and Mellisa Ann Fennell, McAlpin, on Dec. 12 in North Florida Regional Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches. Grandparents are Edward and Faye Allen, Chiefland, Dess Fennell Jr. and Patricia Fennell, McAlpin. Great-grandmother is Ruth Ware, Jacksonville.

Isabella Neige Snider: daughter of Trent and Neige Snider, Gulf Hammock, on Dec. 20 in North Florida Regional Medical Center. She weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 21 inches. Grandparents are Danny and Carol Snider, Judi Buchanan, Al and Mary Jo Simmons. Great grandparents are Charles and Betty Swaggerty, and Emma and Ray Fernandez.

Willem Andrew Van Tuin: son of William Matthew and Julie Anne Van Tuin, Newberry, on Jan. 11 in North Florida Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 21 1/2 inches. Grandparents are Michael and Kathy Rice, Gainesville, and Marsha Van Tuin Berry, Sarasota.

Ahanu Phoenix Johnson Paulson Khamsi: son of Safa Sarir Khamsi Paulson and Talia Nicole Johnson of Gainesville on Jan. 2 at Patient's Corner Birth Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches. Grandparents are Homi Kamsi Paulson and Daniel Paulson, Athens, La., and Paula and Gerald Johnson, Glendale, Wis.

Weddings

Hitchcock-Kirby

Cassandra Kirby and David Hitchcock were married Jan. 17 at Holy Faith Catholic Church. Officiating was the Rev. Ignatius Plathanam.

The bride, daughter of David Kirby and Julia Kirby, Akron, Ohio, wore a white beaded organza and satin gown with chapel-length train. Her attendants were Kara Kirby, Laura Lancaster, Jennifer LaVare,

Kimber Hrach and Lola Perez.

The bridegroom, son of Richard and Gloria Hitchcock, Stone Mountain, Ga., was attended by Bernhard Klingenberg, Luke Motes, John Villalpando and Brent White.

The bridegroom is employed by and attends the University of Florida, Department of Statistics.

The bride is employed by Santa Fe Community College.

After a cruise to the Caribbean, the couple will live in Gainesville.

Pirkle-Lentz

Alana Lentz and Kevin Pirkle were married Dec. 13 at First United Methodist Church. Officiating was the Rev. Earl Parker.

The bride, daughter of Bob and Missy Lentz, Gainesville, wore a satin ball style short sleeve gown with beaded trim and a semi-cathedral train. Her attendants were Ashley Lentz, Faith Hall, Angel Rodriguez, Kelley Kish, Shea Ference, Dawn Fariello, Kacy and Keri Rodriguez, and Ashton and Erynn Bergman.

The bridegroom, son of Fred and Sandi Pirkle, St. Augustine, was attended by Fred Lentz, Wesley Pirkle, David Pirkle, Rob Lentz, Chris Cellon, Mike Stevens.

The bridegroom is employed by 43rd Street Deli.

The bride is employed by Steven A. Bagen & Associates.

After a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple will live in Gainesville.

Pearce-Huffman

Jane Ann Huffman and Christopher Hunter Pearce were married Dec. 13 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Gainesville. Officiating was the Rev. Dan G. Johnson and the Rev. Thomas E. Farmer Jr.

The bride, daughter of William and Kathleen Huffman, New Port Richey, wore a white floor-length gown, with a cathedral-length train, long sleeves, and a sweetheart neckline. The gown was made with dulciana satin and alencon lace with pearls and sequins. The finger tip veil was made by the bride's mother and attached to a tiara.

Her attendants were Cathy Schackow Patterson, Lynn Schackow Reed, Michelle Huffman, Whitney Dillon, Kimberly Pearce Dean and ClaireAnne and Emily Dean.

The bridegroom, son of Randy and Elizabeth Pearce, Conway, S.C., was attended by Randy Pearce, Jimmy Dean, Dean Huffman, Sean Weeks, Bruce Layman and Caroline Dean.

The bridegroom is employed by The Robertson Group, Gainesville.

The bride is employed by Trinity United Methodist Church, Gainesville.

After a wedding trip to Jekyll Island, Ga., the couple will live in Gainesville.

Griffin-Allen

Raymond and Sandra Allen, Chiefland, announce the marriage of their daughter Lori S. Allen to Bruce H. Griffin, Tampa. on Dec. 15 at Sanibel Island.

The bridegroom is employed by Mid Way Services, St. Petersburg.

The bride is employed by Allstate Inc. Co., St. Petersburg.

The couple will live in Madeira Beach.

Engagements

Underwood-Brewington

Charles and Barbara Underwood, Gainesville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Robyn Darlene Underwood, to Richard Montgomery Brewington, son of Charles and Carolyn Brewington, High Springs.

The bride-elect graduated from Santa Fe High School and the University of Florida.

The bridegroom-elect graduated from Santa Fe High School.

The wedding is planned for March 13.

Crosby-Drake

Oler and Sandra Crosby, Alachua, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Kay Crosby, Smyrna, Ga., to Devin Robert Drake, son of Robert and Phyllis Drake, Fairburn, Ga.

The bride-elect graduated from Santa Fe High School and the University of Florida.

The bridegroom-elect graduated from Landmark Christian High School, Fairburn, and Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, Ga., and the University of Florida.

The wedding is planned for March 6.

MacLeod-Adair

Mr. and Mrs. Neil A. MacLeod, Gainesville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sheryl Lynn MacLeod, St. Petersburg, to Michael Adair, St. Petersburg, son of Dr. and Mrs. James Adair, Clearwater.

The bride-elect graduated from Buchholz High School and the University of Florida.

The bridegroom-elect attended the University of Florida.

The wedding is planned for Feb. 14.

Dennis-Spivey

Guy and Nancy Dennis, Gainesville, announces the engagement of their daughter, Mary Louise Dennis, to Steven D. Spivey, Ocala, son of Les and Sue Spivey, Summerfield.

The bride-elect attends Santa Fe Community College.

The bridegroom-elect graduated from Belleview High School and attends Central Florida Community College, Ocala.

The wedding is planned for June 26.

Hobbs-Holt

Jesse and Mary Hobbs, Melrose, announce the engagement of their daughter, Deborah Lynne Hobbs, to Christopher Eugene Holt, Lochloosa, son of Donald and Betty Knight, Williston, Jimmie Holt, Lochloosa, and Alice Knight, Williston.

The bride-elect graduated from Hawthorne High School.

The bridegroom-elect graduated from Eastside High School.

The wedding is planned for March 13.

Hornsby-Stevenson

Donald and Patricia Hornsby, High Springs, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Leigh Hornsby, Orange Park, to Mark Thomas Stevenson, Orange Park, son of John and Colleen Stevenson, Rockledge.

The bride-elect graduated from Buchholz High School and the University of Florida.

The bridegroom-elect graduated from Melbourne Central Catholic High School and the University of Florida.

The wedding is planned for April 3.

Anniversaries

Earl and Barbara Carlson

Dr. Earl "Chuck" and Barbara Carlson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner reception at the Savannah Grande on Dec. 29.

Chuck and Barbara met while students at the University of Florida in 1951 and were married in Atlanta, Ga., in October 1953. The Carlson family lived in eight different states, Japan and Germany, during Chuck's 20 years as an army officer, retiring after serving as an associate professor of military science in the UF ROTC department.

Following his retirement from the Army, Chuck taught language arts at Ft. Clarke Middle School and was general manager of Heat Pipe Technology until his final retirement in 1998.

Barbara, who has been a volunteer at North Florida Regional Medical Center for 23 years, dedicated her earlier years rearing their three children. They also have seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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