Hargis, Shemwell exchange vows
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Betsy Lee Shemwell
Betsy Lee Shemwell
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Betsy Lee Hargis of Gracey and Jon Paul Shemwell of Hopkinsville were married on Saturday, December 17, 2005, at 3:30 p.m., at Locust Grove Baptist Church in Trigg County, honoring the brides’ paternal grandparent’s 50th Wedding Anniversary.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Hargis of Gracey, the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Noel of Cadiz, and Mr. and Mrs. Delmer Hargis of Gracey, and the great-granddaughter of Lurline Stallons of Cadiz.

The bridegroom is the son of Linda Shemwell Moore of Hopkinsville, and the late Rudy Shemwell.

Bro. John Hagan of Cadiz performed the double-ring ceremony.

Peggy Hargis of Gracey, pianist, and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bob Outland of Louisville, soloists, provided the music. Selections included Canon in D, Silent Night, and When God Made You.

It was the bride and bridegrooms wish that the bride’s paternal grandparents light the candles honoring their 50th Wedding Anniversary. The groom and his mother lit a red candle in memory of the groom’s father.

Maela Thomas of Gracey and Linzi Birdsong of Cadiz greeted the guests. Each guest was asked to sign a tree skirt, handmade by the bride’s grandmother, Geraldine Noel of Cadiz.

Hunter Hendon and Haley Hendon, children of Debra Boyd, and cousins of the bride, handed out the programs.

The bride was escorted by her father and presented in marriage by her parents. She wore a traditional winter white gown with a fingertip veil and carried a bouquet of Calla Lilies, white roses, and Christmas Holly.

The bride chose her cousin, Amanda Hargis of Bowling Green, to be her Maid of Honor. Snowflake Princess was Isabel Keys, niece of the bridegroom and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Keys of Hopkinsville.

The groom chose his brother-in-law, Jim Bob Outland of Louisville, to be his Best Man.

Assisting as Wedding Coordinator was Cindy Fleming of Hopkinsville.

A reception followed the ceremony in the church fellowship hall. Ellen Cunningham of Evansville served as the Reception Coordinator. Alison Hargis, Debra Boyd, Ashley Pyle, and Emily Shemwell assisted at the reception.

After the traditional tossing of the bridal bouquet, the couple departed in a horse and carriage with the sounds of Christmas Bells.

Following a Christmas Cruise to the Bahamas, the couple is residing in Hopkinsville. The bride is a student at MSU, and is an orthodontist assistant for Dr. R. Craig Allen. The bridegroom is employed as a department manager with Lowe’s of Hopkinsville.

PRENUPTIAL – A Fiesta Celebration was given by Mr. and Mrs. Don Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Keys, and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bob Outland at Oakland Manor’s Carriage House; an Open House was given by Penny Cayce, Jennifer Cowherd, Priscilla Montgomery, and Thomas Douthitt at Oakland Manor’s Main House; a miscellaneous shower was given by Peggy Hargis and Debra Boyd at Locust Grove Baptist Church; a gathering was given by the staff of Dr. R. Craig Allen at O’Charley’s; and a breakfast gathering was given by the MSU classmates of the bride in Hopkinsville.
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