Wedding: Stokesberry/Smith 2011/11/30

Written by David Green.

wedding.stokesMelissa Smith and Tommy Stokesberry of Moore, Okla., were married Sept. 10, 2011, during an outdoor ceremony on the lawn of the bride’s parents Lake Seneca home, with pastor Eric Matthews officiating.

Melissa is the daughter of Glenda and Paul Smith of Montpelier, Ohio, and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Glendening of Morenci.

Tommy is the son of Jack and the late Carol Jones of Noble, Okla.

Rachel Nivison, cousin of the bride from Pittsford, Mich., was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Savannah Doster, friend of the bride from Montpelier, Ohio, and Stevie Lanzer, friend of the bride from Bryan, Ohio. Savannah Stokesberry, niece of the groom from California, was flower girl.

Daniel Stokesberry, brother of the groom from Noble, Okla., served as best man. Groomsmen were Chris Stokesberry, brother of the groom from California, and Jared Jones and Wyatt Jones, brother of the groom from Noble, Okla. Devon Stokesberry, nephew of the groom of Noble, Okla., was ring bearer.

Ushers were Tyler Smith, brother of the bride from Reading, Mich.; Gary Glendening, uncle of the bride from Cottonwood, Ariz.; and Rick Nivison, uncle of the bride from Pittsford, Mich.

The flowers that decorated the ceremony path were provided by Penny Nivison, aunt of the bride. 

A reception followed the ceremony at the Lake Seneca Lodge.

The bride is a 2004 graduate of North Central High School. She earned an associate’s degree in program administration from Northwest State Community College. She is employed as a patient coordinator at Leadership Square Eye Care in Oklahoma City, Okla.

The groom is a 2004 graduate of Noble High School and is employed as a new construction plumber and pipe fitter apprentice. He is currently attending an apprenticeship program to become a union journeyman.

After a honeymoon trip to a resort in Jamaica, the couple has made their home in Moore, Okla.

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