Michael and Lois McCormick of Rowland, announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Michele McCormick, to Thomas Adam Marlowe, the son of Tommy Marlowe of Nakina, and Lisa Norman of Clarendon.
McCormick is the granddaughter of the late Ennis Byrd and Carolyn Byrd of Orrum, and the late Guy P. McCormick and Doris McCormick of Rowland. She received a bachelor’s degree in Excercise Science at Appalachian State University and a doctorate of Physical Therapy from Elon University, where she currently studies.
Marlowe is the grandson of Tom and Nancy Marlowe of Clarendon, and Glendale Jolly and the late Charlotte Jolly, all of Clarendon. He received a bachelor’s degree in Forest Management from North Carolina State University and works as a procurement forester at Canfor Southern Pine.
The wedding will be held Oct. 20 in Rowland.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Oxendine and Heather Blount of Lumberton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Meagan Denise Oxendine, to Timothy Wayne Deese, the son of Timmie and Linda Deese of Fairmont.
Oxendine is the granddaughter of Robin Blount and the late John Curtis Blount of St. Pauls, and Milton Fields and the late Hazel Jones, and Joseph Branch, all of Fairmont. She attended Lumberton Senior High School and Robeson Community College and works for Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
Deese is the grandson of the late Hilton and Ester Deese of Fairmont, and the late James and Flora Locklear of Pembroke. He attended Fairmont High School and Wake Technical Community College, and works for CSX Transportation.
The wedding will be held at Lu Mil Vineyard on Oct. 14 at 4 p.m.
Amanda K. Hunt and Ryan Campbell, both of Lumberton were married at West Saddletree Baptist Church on June 2 at 3 p.m. The Rev. Willie Hunt officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Ricky Hunt of Lumberton and Melissa K. Hunt of Red Springs, and is the granddaughter of Lenwood and the late Barbara Hunt of Lumberton, and Alice L. Hunt of Lumberton, and Wilbert Hunt of Red Springs. She attended Lumberton High School and Robeson Community College and works for Southeastern Cardiology.
The groom is the son of Roy and Penny Yarbrough, and the grandson of Erma and the late Harvey Campbell. He attended Red Springs High School and works for Hunt’s Tire.
The maid of honor was Kimberly Garcia, and the bridesmaids were Allexus Hardin and Heather Bollinger. The junior bridesmaids were Jessica, Makayla and Terrika Hunt.
The best man was Larry Yarbrough, and the groomsmen were Joshua Hunt and Marco Bryant.
The flower girl was Alessa Locklear, Selena Garcia, and Alonna and Trinity Campbell. The ring bearer was Timothy Locklear.
The wedding reception was held at Saddletree Fellowship Hall and hosted by the father of the bride.
There was a bridal shower held at Swank by the mother of the bride, and a couple’s shower at Riverside Church of God held by Lisa and Sandra Hunt.
Following a trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., the couple resides in Lumberton.
Brooke Johnson and Zachary Rikard, both of Lumberton, were married in the garden at the home of Susan Williams at 3995 Regents St. at 3 p.m. on June 23. The Rev. Steve Little officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Didi Rogers of Lumberton, and Donald Johnson Jr. of Cheraw, S.C., and the granddaughter of Diane Johnson. She attended Lumberton High School and is currently attending Robeson Community College.
The groom is the son of Julie Dowless of Lumberton and the grandson of Herbert and Vada Dowless. He attended Lumberton High School and is currently attending Robeson Community College.
The maid of honor was Lainey Bullard of Lexington, S.C.
The best man was Herbert F. Dowless of Lumberton.
Music was provided by Matthew King, and the wedding director was Ann Musselwhite.
A rehearsal dinner was held at the home of Susan Williams and hosted by James and Nancy Martin, as was the reception.
The couple resides in Lumberton.
Laken Aria Sessoms and Cody Douglas Phillips were married at the Godwin Heights Baptist Church at 4 p.m. on May 19. The Rev. David Holloway and Rev. Stefanie Riley officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sessoms, and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Higley. She attended Lumberton High School and The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She works for BB&T.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Phillips and the grandson of Mr and Mrs. William Taylor, and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Phillips. He attended Lumberton High School and works for Phillips Auto Body.
The maid of honor was Magdalena Flores and the bridesmaids were Rachel Johnson, Torie Locklear and Jada Taylor.
The best man was Jerry Phillips and the groomsmen were Madison Sessoms, Corey Taylor and Joel Warren.
The flower girl was Laci Buffkin, and the ring bearer was Parker Lowery.
The musicians were Betty Hubbard, Nancy Wallace and Faith Jackson. The wedding director was Louine Holloway.
A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the groom at Godwin Heights Baptist Church and Fullers Restaurant.
The reception was hosted by the parents of the bride at Pinecrest Country Club.
Showers were hosted by Magdalena Flores, Jada Taylor and Amanda Osborne at the home of Jada Taylor. Another shower was hosted by Betty Hubbard, Angie Lamb, Faith Jackson, Gail Bullard, Louine Holloway, Gayla Johnson, Cindy Ivey and Carrie Risen at Godwin Heights Baptist Church.
Following a cruise to the Western Caribbean, the couple resides in Lumberton.
Keenya Locklear and Timothy Ryan Locklear, both of Pembroke, were married on July 21 at 6 p.m. at downtown Fayetteville Cross Creek Park.
The bride is the daughter of Carolyn Johnson Locklear and Jimmie Locklear of Pembroke, and the granddaughter of the late Martha and the late Leroy Johnson, and the late Pauline and the late Willie Sam Locklear, all of Pembroke. She attended Purnell Swett High School and received an associate’s degree in Nursing from Robeson Community College, and a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Chamberlain School of Nursing. She is a former member of Lumberton Rescue Unit and currently works as a travel nurse in the emergecy department at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. She is also employed with Southeastern Regional Medical Center and Scotland Memorial Hospital.
The groom is the son of Tonya and Timothy Locklear of Pembroke, and the grandson of Mary Elizabeth Pevia of Pembroke, and Clyde Locklear, Jr. of Red Springs. He attended Purnell Swett High School and received basic law enforcement training from Robeson Community College. He currently works as a police officer with the town of Rowland, and as a volunteer firefighter with Pembroke City Fire Department. He also volunteers with Pembroke Rescue Squad.
The man of honor was Bronson Lowery, and the matron of honor was Lisa Campbell and the maid of honor was Lauren Moore.
The bridesmaids were Alese Harris, Briana Moore, Breanna Locklear, Larissa Johnson, Khinsley Locklear, Taylor Locklear and Amanda Chavis.
The best man was Tim Locklear, and the best woman was Tekisha Freeman.
The groomsmen were Aubrey Oxendine, Adam Hardin, Brad Lowery, Benji Edwards, Matt Locklear, Travis Roberts, Patrick Cummings and Trenten Locklear.
The flower girl was Bristal Moore and Allie Brooks, and the ring bearer was Joah Oxendine.
The musicians were Terry Basobas, Jr. and Charly Lowry.
The wedding director was Kirk Blue.
The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the family of the groom at the Metro Room, and the reception was hosted by the father at the Metro Room. A Southern Belle Shower was hosted by The Johnson Girls.
Following a trip to San Deigo, Calif., in September, the couple resides in Pembroke.
Kathy Marie Chavis of Lumberton, and Tony Lee Locklear of Red Springs, were married at Saddletree Church of God on May 12 at 5 p.m. The Bishop Kenneth Locklear officiated.
The bride is the daughter of the Rev. Donald Chavis and Cathy Chavis of Lumberton, and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Chavis of Wakulla, and of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Carter of Lumberton. She attended Lumberton Senior High School and works for Lumbee Guaranty Bank in Red Springs.
The groom is the son of Mr. Henry Locklear, Jr. and Ms. Linda H. Locklear, both of Red Springs, and the grandson of the late Rev. and Mrs. Cleveland S. Hunt, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Locklear, Sr., all of Red Springs. He attended Red Springs High School and works for East Coast Electrical Company in Pembroke.
The matron of honor was Rhonda Chavis and the maid of honor was Tammy R. Smith.
The bridesmaids were Faith Locklear, Candace Lewis, Shawanda Carter, LaChyna Locklear and Tammy Locklear.
The best man was Mike Lowery and Jon Hunt, and the groomsmen were Saron Chavis, Lynwood Bullard, Deon Hunt, David Brewer and Donald Locklear.
The honorary bridesmaids were Shane Locklear, Shawn Chavis, Chirstina Lowery and Gloria Ann Locklear.
The flower girls were Jadelyn Chavis, Samantha Locklear and Carolyn Locklear. The bell bearer was Aaron Jacobs and the ring bearer was Charles Locklear.
Music was provided by Tommy R. Cox, a pianist, Donavita Chavis, a trumpeter, and Lance Spaulding and Jenna C. Scott, both vocalists.
The wedding director was Gloria Chavis.
The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the bride at Saddletree Church of God Family Life Center, as was the reception.
There was a pantry shower at the Village Inn Restaurant hosted by the bride’s co-workers; a wedding shower at Saddletree Church of God hosted by the bride’s parents; a lingerie shower at Two Guys Grill hosted by Rhonda Chavis, Tammy Smith, Candace Lewis and Shawanda Carter; as well as a bridal luncheon hosted by the bride’s aunts, and a groom wedding shower hosted by the groom’s mother.
Following a trip to Charleston, S.C. and a cruise to the Bahamas, the couple resides in Lumberton.
Amanda Mae Avery and Johnathan Christian Stephens, both of Sanford were married on May 19 at 4:30 p.m. at Crenshaw Hall in Wake Forest.
The bride is the daughter of Allan J. Avery, Jr., of Oak Harbor, Ohio, and Cynthia S. Avery of Rockwall, Texas, and the granddaughter of the late Howard J. and Leona Behlmer of Rocky Ridge, Ohio, and Allan J., Sr., and Irene Avery of Oak Harbor, Ohio. She attended Post Falls High School in Post Falls, Idaho, and North Idaho College-Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and works as a mortgage originator First Bank in Sanford.
The groom is the son of John Marvin and Vickie H. Stephens of Fairmont, and the grandson of the late John and the late Fannie Stephens of Fairmont, and the late Gladys Hinnant of Lumberton. He attended Avalon Academy in Dillon, S.C. and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He works for Legacy Asset Protection Group.
The maid of honor was Jocelyn E. Avery of Rockwall, Texas, and the matron of honor was Hillory E. Wichman of Post Falls, Idaho.
The men of honor was Brand C. Avery of Rathdrum, Idaho and Timothy E. Stone of Raleigh. The co-best men were J. Marvin Stephens of Fairmont, and David W. Stephens of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The groomsmen were Ryan Jackle of Kernserville, and Dax Allred of Wilmington.
Music was provided by Justin Dean, and the wedding director was Christie Hernandez of Crenshaw Hall.
The rehearsal dinner was hosted by Marvin and Vickie Stephens at Winston’s Grille in Raleigh, and the reception was hosted by Allan and Cynthia Avery at Crenshaw Hall in Wake Forest.
Following a trip to Antigua, the couple will reside in Sanford.