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IMAGE ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USE F,~'~,~T~ LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. THE: FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, SEt • . • MRS. EASOH Miss Shirley Stokes Marries Ferrin D. Eason The marriage of Miss Shirley Mae Stokes, daugher of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford D. Parkton of Summerdale and CW2 Ferrln DeWayne Eason, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bell Eason of Florala was solemnized August 8. The Reverend LaDen Hall of Walnut Hill, Florida officiated in the double ring ceremony which took pla~u in Lockhart Baptist Church in Lockhart. Miss Peggy Lindsey of Flo- rala played a selection of nup- tial music at the piano and ac- companied David Willis, as he sang, "The Wonders of You", "Whether Thou C-oest", and ',The Lord's Prayer". The bride, given in marriage by her stepfather, wore a form~. gown of white silk faille. The empire bodice held Vernese lace Motffe and slightly three- quarter sleeves. A detachable panel train fell from the em- Pire waist to chapel-length ter- minating In lace. The four tier fingertip length veil of bridal illusion was at- tached to a flower, studded with seed pearls, made of bridal satin with drop sequins. She carried a cascade arrangement of pink roses, centered with a lavender orchid. The bride was attended by her sister, Mrs. John Boying- ton (Carol) as maid of honor. She wore a floor length dress of pale pink and carried a bouquet of the same descrip- tion as the bridesmaids. The bridesmaids were Mrs. Royce Garrison (formerly Frances Carroll) of Mobile, Mrs. Al Hackett (Carol Miller) of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Miss Eva Cant of Pensacola, Fla. They were dressed in lavender floor length dresses and car- ried no~egays of pink roses, lavender pore pores and white carnations. The bridegroom was attended by Benny Respress of Atmore, cousin of the groom, as best man. Groomsmen were Jim- my Adams, of Florala, Eugene Birge of Lockhart, and Dwight Cenac of Pensacola, Fla. The flower girls were Miss Lorie Ann Roberts and Jenny Burkett, nieces of the groom. They were dressed in street length pale pink dresses. The ring bearers were Randy Boyington and Rodger Boying- ton, nephews of the bride. The candlelighters were Paul Surrey, Jr. (brother of the bride) and Miss Cynthia Ann Surrey (sister of the bride), both of Walnut Hill, Florida. For the daughter's marriage, Mrs. Parkton wore a pale pink lace suit, with matching acces- sories and a white carnation corsage. A beige dress with m~itching accessories and white carnation corsage was worn by Mrs. Eason, mother of the bridegroom. Mrs. Llllie Dun- lap, grandmother of the bride, wore a blue lace dress with black patent accessories and a white carnation corsage. A reception was held at the church following the ceremony. Miss Joan Norris of F1orala, presided at the bride's book. Mrs. Louie Morgan and Mrs. Charles Stokes served cake and Mrs. Boncille Retter served punch. Out-of-town guests were: Eva Gent, Connie Kolb, Mr. and Mrs. James B. Shepherd, Eli- zabeth Shepherd, Cindy Hinton, Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Parks, Marlene Aubln, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Merritt, all of Pensa- cola, Fla; Mr. Brent Morrison of Miami Beach, Fla,; Mr. and Mrs. A1 Hackett, Mr. and Mrs. Jr. King of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Jones of Auburn, Ala.; Mr. and Mrs. Royce Garrison of Mobile, Ale.; Mr. Parker Phillips of Berry- dale, Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. George Davis of Stapleton, Ale.; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hadley of Bay Mlnette, Ale.; Mr. and Mrs. Os- car McNeil and Debra McNeil of Cantonment, Fla. Following the reception, the couple left for a honeymoon in the Smokey Mountains. They will reside at Oakdale Estates in Daleville, Alabama. SHIRLEY STOKES HONORED WITH BRIDAL SHOWER Miss Shirley Stokes, bride- elect of Ferrtn Eason, was hon- ored at a surprise bridal shower given by Mrs. Donna Foxworth, Mrs. Dena Merrit, Mrs. Carol Morgan, Miss Betty Olson, Mrs. Pat Churchill and Miss Eva Gent at Mrs. Foxworth's home at Pensacola Beach, Fla. on July 8, 1970. The home was beautifully decorated with ar- rangements of various yellow flowers. Punch, party cakes, and delicious cookies were served. THOMAS HOOT EN ASSIGNED TO TRAVIS AFB Lt. Thomas F. Hooten is now stationed at Travis Air Force. Base, California after attending" C-1333 Pilot School in Dover, Delaware. His wife, Emily, and 14-months-old son, Michael, are with him there. Lt. Hooten has Just completed his first trip on C-133 which took him to Texas, Washing- ton, Hawaii, Japan, Wake Is- land, Philippines, Thailand, Oklnawa and Korea. While at Clark A.F.B. in the Philippines he had a visit with his sister.. in-law, Charlotte, wife of Capt. Byron R. Hooten. Byron was in Vietnam at the time. PERSONAL Friends of Mrs. Vester Gamble regret to learn of the death of her sister, Mrs. Reba Clark of Columbia, Alabama. General Motors Corporation recently presented a diesel en- gine to the Douglas MacArthur State Technical Institute. The gift was presented to the school by Ray Paquette of the Detroit Diesel Allison Division of General Motors Corporation. Mr. B. F. Foreman, Diesel and Heavy Equipment Instruc- tor accepted the gift on behalf of the school. Also attending the presentation were E. C. Nevin, Director of the school and Mr. T. H. Wlllings, Jr., President of Willings Detroit Diesel, Birmingham, the De- troit Diesel distributor for this area. The gift reflects General Mo- tors' continuing interest in ed- ucation and is one of many such contributions which have been made to schools to help train students in the field of automotive and diesel me- chanics. In making the pre- sentation Mr. Paquette stated, "Such contributions have been found to be of real value to ed- ucators in their shops, class- rooms and laboratories in training qualified personnel to meet the needs of a growing au- tomotive industry. In addition to these parts and tools, GM granted allowances totalling $10.8 million to GM dealers for 27,000 new cars and nearly 700 light dutytrucks which were loaned to high school driver education programs during the 1969 school year. This amounted to 53.5 per cent of all vehicles loaned to high schools for driver training during this year. GM also provided scholar- ships this year to some 1,198 young men and women taking courses of their choice at over 240 colleges and uni- versitles. Total expenditures in support of education durIng 1969 amounted to $4.9 million. Seaman Ronald Brown Graduates From Basic Navy Seaman Apprentice Ronald W. Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Brown of 1115 W. Seventh Ave., Fie- rala, has graduated from basic training at the Naval Training Center, San Diego. He is a 1970 graduate of Flo- rala High School. i E. C. NEVIN, School Director, T. H. Wlllings, Jr., President, Willings mlngham. B.F. Foreman, Instructor, Diesel and Heavy Equipment Repair Ray Paquette, Sales Manager, Detroit Diesel Engine, Atlanta, Georgia. Ceremony Unites Couple In Miss Patricla Ann Owensand the groom wil~ complete his Biology at the John Porter Hooten were mar- studies in the field of Marine Miami. ried Friday, September 4, 1970, Miami Beach, Florida where at 4 p.m. in the home of the bride's aunt, Mrs. W. M. Carn- ley, in Klnston, Alabama with immediate families in atten- dance. The Rev. John L. Carnley of- flciated at the double ring cer- emony. The bride wore a street length blue dress and carried a bouquet of white flowers with a detachable orchid. Mrs. Annette Johnson, cousin of the bride, was matron of honor. Joe Hooten, brother of the groom, was best man. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester J. Allen of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. John is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Royce P. Hooten of Flo- rala, Alabama. After a honeymoon trip to Panama City, Fla., the couple is now at home in Fort Wal- ton Beach, Florida. She is employed as a legal secretary in Fort Walton and John is presently serving in the Air Force at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. They plan to move to - COMING SO ran penln Men's t Th All New Line-Up Of 1971 Chevrolet Cars &Trucks Tuesday Your Chevrolet Dealer In Florala For Over 46 Years Monte Carlo Coupe Kingswood Estate Wagon Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe C/10 Fleetside Pickup Impala Sport Sedan Caprice Coupe THIS YEAR SHOWN NATIONALLY