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Wedding Announcements

Watkins - Grayson

Mia Kinitra Watkins of Duluth and Corey Louis Grayson of Marietta were married on Nov. 12 at Calvary Christian Fellowship. Pastor Jack Wolfe officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Elizabeth Watkins and Morgan Watkins of Cleveland. She received a bachelor's degree in health education from Jackson State University. She is employed by HomeQuest Capital Funding LLC.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grayson of Tutwiler, Miss. He received a bachelor's and master's degree in physical education and is employed by the Cobb County Board of Education.

Shantel Martin of Atlanta served as the bride's maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Natalie Gore of Memphis, Tenn.; Nastacia Hall of Cleveland; Alaycia Hall of Cleveland; Shelia Hawkins of Jackson, Miss.; Daven Grayson of Jackson, Miss.; Johna Benson of Huntsville, Ala.; and Nicole Benson of Douglasville.

Travis Grayson of Marietta, served as the groom's best man.

Groomsmen were Kenneth Matthews of Jackson, Miss.; Darius Gines of Mississippi; Rodrick Hamilton of Alabama; Jarvious Grayson of Tutwiler, Miss.; Dionne Smith of Jackson, Miss.; Kendrick Parkman of Mississippi; and Morgan Watkins of Cleveland.

After a honeymoon in Maui, Hawaii, the couple now resides in Duluth.

Inman - Bunn

Jessica Lauren Inman and Bryan David Bunn, both of Lawrenceville, were married on June 25 at Lawrenceville Presbyterian. Uncle of the bride, the Rev. Edward Hunsinger, officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Michael and Kimberly Inman of Lawrenceville. She is a graduate of Central Gwinnett High School and is employed with Lancaster.

The groom is the son of David and Gail Bunn of Lawrenceville. He is a graduate of Central Gwinnett High School and attended Perimeter College. He is employed with Gwinnett Place Honda.

Sister of the bride, Meredith Inman of New Jersey served as the bride's maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Emily Bunn of Lawrenceville, Amanda Brittingham of Doraville, Leslie Hawks of Lawrenceville, Natalie Ingram of Lawrenceville and Kera Nicholas of Hoschton. Paige Bunn of Lawrenceville served as the flower girl.

Father of the groom, David Bunn served as the groom's best man.

Groomsmen were Brinson Inman of Lawrenceville, Robert Fuller of Atlanta, Lucas Nicholson of Hoschton, Paul Novak of New Jersey and Darwin Vaughn of Grayson. Ryne Inman of Lawrenceville served as the ring bearer.

After a honeymoon on a Royal Caribbean Cruise, the couple now resides in Jefferson.

Smith - Newton

Monica Michelle Smith and Matthew Paul Newton were married on Oct. 22 at the Carl House in Auburn. Pastor Clarence Cannon officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Ray and Debby Smith of Suwanee and Brad and Charlene Clower of Buford.

The groom is the son of Tim and Pam Johnson of Pendergrass and Leslie and Ruth Newton of Lawrenceville.

Jessica Smith of Buford served as the bride's maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Stacey Lott of Jefferson, Mitzy Newton of Jefferson, Brooke Newton of Lawrenceville and Maggie Cofer of Jefferson. Joni Lott of Jefferson and Nicole Jackson of Dacula served as the flower girls.

Leslie Newton of Lawrenceville served as the groom's best man.

Groomsmen were Michael Newton of Lawrenceville, Ashley Newton of Lawrenceville, Brent Luthi of Lawrenceville and David Cofer of Jefferson. Cody Jackson of Dacula and Nathan Harper of Lawrenceville served as the ring bearers.

After a honeymoon trip to Oaha Island in Hawaii, the couple now resides in Jefferson.

50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. Thomason of Stone Mountain celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday. They were married Nov. 24, 1955, in Lindale.

JoAnn is the daughter of the late I.P. and Ruby Lemming of Lindale. She is retired from United Way of Atlanta. Gary is the son of the late Daniel and Irene Thomason of Lindale. He is retired from Scientific Atlanta and works for the Lawrenceville Housing Authority.

They are members of Mountain Park First Baptist Church in Stone Mountain. A reception was held in their honor on Nov. 12 at Mountain Park First Baptist Church. The Thomason's have two sons, Gary and Anita of Snellville, and Dan and Debbie of Covington, and four grandchildren, Bryan, Danielle, Lindsey and Alysha.

60th anniversary

Ralph and Virginia Puckett celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 20. They celebrated with their "Breakfast Club" friends at Hardee's in Sugar Hill and at a Sunday luncheon with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They are lifetime residents of Sugar Hill. Ralph is retired from Lockheed, and Virginia is retired from banking. But neither has retired from being the best parents, grandparents and great-grandparents ever! With a heart full of love - Congratulations!