Archive for Thursday, July 12, 2001

Holmes-Dockery exchange vows

July 12, 2001

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

The bride is the daughter of Joe and Carol Holmes, Halstead. Her grandparents are W.C. and Dorene Carter and Edna Holmes, all of Eudora, and the late Fields Holmes.

The groom is the son of George Jr. and Cheri Dockery, Pittsburg. His grandparents are Bill and Virginia Fields and Zelen Dockery, all of Fayetteville, Ark., and the late George Dockery Sr.

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

Megan Holmes, sister of the bride, Halstead, Dena Eckelberry, sister of the groom, Pittsburg, Manty Tice, Haysville, Kendra Bell, Olathe, and Kimberlee Hughes, Waverly, were bridesmaids. Junior bridesmaid was Brianna Villyard, cousin of the bride, Parker, Colo.

Greg Dockery, brother of the groom, Fort Smith, Ark., Jared Dockery and Luke Dockery, cousins of the groom, both of Fayetteville, Ark., Kurt Williams, Pittsburg, and Jeff Mills, Arma, were groomsmen.

Ashley Eckelberry and Emily Eckelberry, nieces of the groom, both of Pittsburg, were flower girls. Drew Mills, Arma, was ring bearer.

Emily Mersmann, cousin of the bride, Lawrence, and Luke Dockery, cousin of the groom, Fayetteville, Ark., were taper lighters.

Acapella music was provided by Bel Canto, the select choir from Halstead High School.

Debra Allen, Rochester, Minn., and Meredy Dockery, Fayetteville, Ark., were guest book attendants.

Program attendants were Danielle Allen, Rochester, Minn., and Rachael Dockery, Fayetteville, Ark.

Gift bearers were Melanie Allen and Michelle Allen, Rochester, Minn., and Janessa Villyard, Parker, Colo.

A reception followed in the church fellowship hall. Hostesses were Lois Mersmann, Lawrence, Cindy Allen, Rochester, Minn., Eva Deonier, Eudora, Julie Dukart, Lawrence, Lynda Dockery, Fayetteville, Ark., and Linda Oxford, Rogers, Ark.

Susie Carter, Wichita, was wedding buffet hostess.

The bride and groom left the reception in a horse drawn carriage.

The bride is a 1998 graduate of Halstead High School. She graduated from Pittsburg State University in 2001 with a bachelor of science degree in psychology.

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

After a honeymoon trip to Hot Springs, Ark., the couple is at home in Fort Smith, Ark.

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