Sunday, September 23, 2007


newspaper clippings with photos from grandma graces book

Thursday Nov 17 1983 The Post Telegraph page 5
Debra Lynn Axsom, daughter of MR and Mrs Bernard Axsom, Spickard, and Kevin F. Dailey, son of Elijah Dailey, Mercer, and Juanita Blaylock, LEague City, Texas were united in marriage Sept 28 1983 at 5 p.m. in the United Methodist Church in Mercer. The Rev. Virginia Belt performed the double-ring ceremony.
The church was decorated with fall bouquets adn a 15-branch candelabrum decorated with greenery and an orange bow.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a square-necked satin gown with puff sleeves, featuring a 3-tiered lace overskirt. The cuffs and sleeves were trimmed with lace; the back had a zipper and loop closings featuring pearl buttons. The gown was designed by the bride and made by her mother. She carried a cascading bouquet of silk flowers in autumn colors. She carried out the tradition of something old-a penny for her shoe from her grandmother, something new-her dress, something borrowed-a necklace from Shirley Thomas, something blue-her garter.
Shirley Thomas, matron of honor, wore a floor-length pink gown with a lace jacket. She carried a cascading bouquet of silk flowers.
Brenda Axsom and Keri Bryan, candlelighters, were attired in yellow floor length gowns with yellow cover-ups, and autumn silk corsages.
Staci Trainer accompanied Sarah Vertrees, who sang "Color My World", before the ceremony, "Through the Eyes of Love" as the candles were lighted, and "You Light Up My Life" following the repetition of the vows. Both wore burgundy floor-length gowns and rust silk corsages.
The groom wore a three-piece light blue suit, with a rust boutonniere.
Brad Riggs was best man, and Gary Porter, Mercer, was the usher.
Lisa Axsom, sister of the bride, was in charge of the guest book. She was attired in a yellow off-the-shoulder gown and wore a rust silk corsage.
The bride's mother wore a beige dress with puff sleeves, trimmed with white collar and cuffs. Her corsage was of rust colored silk flowers.
The reception in the church basement was hosted by the groom's grandmother, Marie Dailey. The table, covered in white with autumn flower decorations, featured a 3-tiered white cake with yellow roses and rust decorations, baked and served by Rosaline Wolf of Spickard. Mints, nuts, coffee and punch were served by Keri Bryan and Brenda Axsom.
The groom is a 1983 graduate of Mercer High School and attends Chillicothe Vo-Tech School; the bride is a 1983 graduate of Princeton High School.
The newlyweds are at home at 1021 Polk St, Apt 4, Chillicothe.

unknown undated newspaper clipping with photo
Debra Lynn Axsom of Spickard, and Kevin Dailey of Mercer exchanged wedding vows at 5p.m. Wednesday, Sept 28, at the Mercer United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Virginia Belt performed the double-ring ceremony before an altar holding a candelabra decorated wtih an orange bow and fern.
The bride is the daughter of Bernard and Janet Axsom of Spickard, and the groom is the son of Elijah Dailey of Mercer and Juanita Dailey of League City, Texas.
The pianist, Staci Trainer, played the accompaniment for Sarah Vertrees, who sang, "Colour My World," before the ceremony; "Through the Eyes of Love," as the candles were lighted; and "You Light Up My Life," after the vows were repeated.
The candlelighters, Brenda Axsom and Keri Bryan, wore light yellow floor-length gowns wtih rust-colored corsages wtih baby's breath and yellow and orange ribbons.
The bridge, given in marriage by her father, wore a floor-length white satin gown fashioned with puffed sleeves and a three-tier lace skirt over satin, and carried a cascade bouquet of autumn-colored flowers and baby's breath. The gown was designed by the bride and made by her mother.
The bride wore a necklace, borrowed from Shirley Thomas, and a blue lace and ribbon garter. She also wore a penny in her shoe.
The maid of honor, Shirley Thomas of Eagleville, wore a pink floor-length dress with a matching lace jacket. Her bouquet was designed like the bride's.
Brad Riggs of Kirksville served as best man while Gary Porter of Mercer was usher.
A reception was held in the church basement immediately following the ceremony. The bride's table, covered with a white cloth, was decorated wtih an autumn-colored bouquet and flowers.
The three-tier white cake was decorated with yellow roses with rust accents and topped with the traditional bride and groom. The cake was baked by Rosaline Wolf.
Brenda Axsom served the cake, which was cut by Mrs Wolf. Keri Bryan presided at the punch bowl.
Lisa Axsom was in charge of the guest book.
The bride's going away outfit consisted of a denim prairie skirt with a pink ruffled blouse. She also wore knee length boots. Her corsage was of autumn-colored flowers and baby's breath.
The bride and groom are residing at 1021 Polk St., Chillicothe.
The bride is a 1983 graduate of Princeton High School. The groom, a 1983 graduate of Mercer High School, attended the Chillicothe Area Vocational School. He is employed as a farmhand.
Elijah Dailey hosted a rehearsal dinner Sept 24 at Ma and Pa's Playhouse at Mercer for members of the Axsom-Dailey wedding party and family members.
The bride and groom were honored wtih a wedding shower Oct 16 at the Fairhaven Community Center. Mrs Barbara Robinson and Mrs Darlene Leivick were hostesses.

------note from deb----ok, I was there that day, I was the bride. Kevin picked me up at home to go the church, I had my dress in a bag that he hung behind the seat. Grandma Grace& Grandpa Vermal were there when we got there, I think. He took Polaroid pictures of us when we walked in in our jeans, then a picture of us stepping off the stage as man & wife. The only song I remembered from my wedding is Color My World (the one that I picked). I remember getting dressed in the tiny bathroom in the church basement. I had lost my voice & was more than a little nervous, my future mother in law Dixie gave me a cough drop or something, I managed to croak out my vows. I remember we were holding hands on the stage and I was swinging Kevin's hands back and forth. And that I worried about tripping coming down off the stage. We went to his great grandma Jessie Shroyers house in our wedding clothes, she hadn't felt good enough to come to the wedding. Then we came to his grandma Marie's house (the one that we have rented for the last 12 1/2 years) to change clothes. We stopped at Princeton Casey's on the way home for a Coke & a Pepsi, then went to our apt., lugged all our wedding gifts upstairs, & opened them into the wee hours of the night. and here it is....almost 24 years later...our anniversary is Friday. where does the time go?

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