Archive for Saturday, July 14, 2001


July 14, 2001



Stacy Guthrie and Michael Craig were married Oct. 14, 2000, at the home of the bride's grandfather in rural Baldwin with the Rev. Nanette Roberts officiating.

The bride's parents are Keith Guthrie, Inman, and Claudia Hey, Baldwin. The groom's parents are George Craig, Topeka, and Janice Craig, Baldwin. Grandparents of the bride are Marjorie Guthrie, Newton, and the late Paul Pierce.

Natalie Duncan was matron of honor. John Farmer IV was best man. Christine Parrino was bridesmaid, and Doyle Jardon was groomsman.

Guest book attendant was Ashley Walter. The gift table was attended by Jessica Walter. May Gorton, Libby Walter and Stephanie Tooke were reception servers. Kelly Wall, Michelle Kirk and Becky Jardon, sisters of the groom, were readers. Kevin Craig, brother of the groom, and Brad Wall, brother-in-law of the groom, were ushers.

The bride is a graduate of Baldwin High School and Baker University. She is employed by Russell Realty in Russell.

The groom is a graduate of Russell High School and Baker University. He is owner of MAC Construction Inc. General Contractors in Russell.

The couple live in Russell.


Gaylene Gilliam and Christopher Huff were married April 14, 2001, at Danforth Chapel on the Kansas University campus, with the Rev. Stan Widman and Roy Gilliam, father of the bride, officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Roy and Jean Gilliam, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Doreen Huff, Independence, Mo.

A reception was held at the Eagles Ballroom.

The bride is a paramedical examiner in the Kansas City area.

The groom is a biomedical field service engineer for Datex-Ohmeda in Madison, Wis.

The couple live in Independence, Mo.


Sara Elizabeth Holmes, Halstead, and Jason William Dockery, Fort Smith, Ark., were married June 16, 2001, at Emporia Avenue Church of Christ in Wichita, with the Rev. Mark Haas officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Joe and Carol Holmes, Halstead. She is the granddaughter of W.C. and Dorene Carter and Edna Holmes, Eudora, and the late Fields Holmes.

The groom is the son of George and Cheri Dockery Jr., Pittsburg. He is the grandson of Bill and Virginia Fields and Zelen Dockery, Fayetteville, Ark. and the late George Dockery.

The maid of honor was Joanna Holmes, sister of the bride. The best man was Brian Markley.

The bridesmaids were Megan Holmes, sister of the bride; Dena Eckelberry, sister of the groom; Manty Tice, Kendra Bell and Kimberlee Hughes. Brianna Villyard, cousin of the bride, was junior bridesmaid.

Groomsmen were Greg Dockery, brother of the groom; Jared Dockery and Luke Dockery, cousins of the groom; Kurt Williams and Jeff Mills.

Ashley and Emily Eckelberry, nieces of the groom, were flower girls. The ring bearer was Drew Mills. Debra Allen and Meredy Dockery attended the guest book. Programs were distributed by Danielle Allen and Rachael Dockery. The gift bearers were Melanie Allen, Michelle Allen and Janessa Villyard. Taper lighters were Emily Mersmann, cousin of the bride, and Luke Dockery, cousin of the groom. Music was provided by Bel Canto, the select choir from Halstead High School.

A reception followed at the church fellowship hall.

Reception hostesses were Lois Mersmann, Cindy Allen, Eva Deonier, Julie Dukart, Lynda Dockery and Linda Oxford. Susie Carter was wedding buffet hostess.

The bride is a 1998 Halstead High School graduate. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology this year from Pittsburg State University.

The groom is a 1995 Pittsburg High School graduate. He graduated from Pittsburg State in 2000 with a degree in plastics technology. He is a staff engineer at Moll Industries, Fort Smith, Ark.

The couple live in Fort Smith, Ark.


Michelle Jolly and Robert Brown were married July 1, 2001, at Baker University Chapel with the Rev. Dee Ann Mezger officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Calvin and Ruth Gruver, Ottawa, and the granddaughter of Ollie Gruver, Ottawa. The groom is the son of J.C. and Mary Lou Brown, Baldwin, and the grandson of Mary Stuke, Meridan.

Melissa Jolly, daughter of the bride, was maid of honor. Michael Brown, son of the groom, was best man. Monica Jolly, daughter of the bride, was flower girl.

A dinner reception followed the wedding.

The bride is a graduate of Allen County Community College and Friends University. She is an accountant with the Kansas Insurance Department.

The groom is an Allen County Community College graduate. He is a deputy sheriff with the Johnson County Sheriff's Department.

The couple live in Overbrook.


Michelle Jones and Gabe Hernandez were married July 14, 2001, in Silverthorne, Colo., with Judge Ronald Carlson officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Robert Jones, Mellenville, N.Y., and Robyn Alexander, Australia. The groom is the son of Abel and Lee Hernandez, Flower Mound, Tex.

Pina Carlino was matron of honor. David Day was best man.

The bride is a Cherrybrook Technology High School graduate. She attended Colorado Mountain College and Tarrent County College. She is a regional specialist at Arthur Andersen.

The groom is a Lawrence High School graduate. He attended Johnson County Community College and Tarrent County College.

The couple live in Lewisville, Tex.


Sally Roberts and Michael Gorzelanski were married June 9, 2001, at First United Methodist Church, Lawrence, with the Rev. Sharon Howell and Father John Pilcher officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Jim and Carol Roberts, Lawrence. The groom is the son of John and Brenda Gorzelanski, Littleton, Colo.

Grandparents of the bride are Bill and Barbara Helton, Lawrence, and Marjorie Roberts, Chanute. Pauline Mills, Highlands Ranch, Colo., is grandmother of the groom.

Cynthia Jaten and Catherine Ricardo were best women. Jim Gorzelanski and John Gorzelanski were best men.

Kerry Dziubek and Kelly Pate were candlelighters. Ushers were Roger Noonan, Kevin McVaney, Todd Reagan, Mike Roberts, Bill Simmons, Joe Ward and John Waring.

Sadie Kincade was flower girl, and Joseph Harlow was ring bearer.

Elizabeth Staggs-Wilson was reader. Anita Roberts was guest book attendant. Joan Haight was vocalist. Dan Abrahamson was organist. Program attendants were Jennifer Castellucci, Julia Castellucci, Kenny Myers and Kindra Myers.

A reception was held at Abe and Jake's Landing in Lawrence.

The bride is a 1988 graduate of Overland High School, Aurora, Colo. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism and English from Kansas University in 1992. She is an associate editor with Business Insurance magazine in Denver.

The groom is a 1987 graduate of Fallston (Md.) High School. He received a bachelor's degree in communications from Colorado State University in 1992. He is a film producer for Network Affiliates Inc. in Lakewood, Colo.

The couple live in Littleton, Colo.

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