from grandma grace's book
unknown undated newspaper clipping
Marsha Jane Maxwell Becomes Bride of Emmitt G. Williams
In the Christmas setting of evergreens, red candles and red satin tree ornaments, Miss Marsha Jane Maxwell of Marshall, Mo., was married Dec. 24 to Mr. Emmitt G. Williams, also of Marshall. Mr and Mrs Leland Maxwell and Mr and Mrs James Williams, all of Marshall, are parents of the couple.
The Rev. Enoch Robertson, church pastor, performed the double-ring ceremony at the Melbourne Baptist Church.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, chose a white gown with fitted lace bodice, scoop neckline, long sleeves that came to points at the wrists, a taffeta aisle-wide hoop skirt with an over-skirt of net, marked with appliques of lace roses. Her veil was held by a crown of velvet and pearls. She carried a white Bible topped with white roses and a cascade of red roses.
Mrs Dale Hinnah, Marshall, was matron of honor. Serving as bridesmaids were Mrs Jack Nester of Fort Benning, Ga., and Mrs Dale Hayes of Marshall. Mrs. Hayes is a sister of the bridegroom. Their gowns were red velvet, they wore matching hair bows, and carried nose gay bouquets of white carnation.
Kathy Williams, a sister of the bridegroom, was flower girl. She wore a red jumper wtih a white lace blouse.
The tapers were lighted by Anthony J. Brown, cousin of the bride, and James Williams, Jr. brother of the bridegroom.
Attending his brother as best man was Mr Dwight Williams. Groomsmen wre Mr Ron Hoenes of Lee's Summit and Mr Dale Hinnah of Marshall. Ushers were Mr Geroge Williams, brother of the bridegroom and Mr Tom Brown, uncle of the bride.
Miss Betty Frances Hall of Trenton, played a program of wedding music as the guests were being seated and the accompaniment for the soloist, Miss Nancy Ann Coombs of Evergreen, Colo., who sang "O Perfect Love," before the ceremony and "The Wedding Prayer" as the couple knelt.
Mrs Tom Brown and son, Tommy, aunt and cousin of the bride, received and arranged the gifts.
A reception was held in the church basement. The first slice of cake was cut by the bride and groom with a cake server of bronze tableware from Thailand, a gift from to the bride from the bridegroom.
The bride's table was covered with a white net cloth appliqued with white felt bells and gold sequins, over red.
The four-tiered cake was decorated by Mrs Charles Owens of Trenton. It was topped with bells and satin ribbon and decorated with white sugar bells. The cake was served by Miss Fern Brown and Mrs Paul Brown. Mrs Garland King served the ruby-red punch and Mrs Robert Turley poured coffee.
The couple, who will be at home in Carrollton, after January first, left on a wedding trip to New Orleans.
The bride's going away ensemble was a berry red knit dress with a matching three-quarter length boucle cloth coat. She wore the white rose corsage taken from her bridal bouquet. Her accessories were berry red.
Out of town guests were Mr and Mrs Sid Kateman, Mrs Leonard Detmer, Mrs Leona Jaeckel, Mr and Mrs Clyde Crawford, Mr and Mrs Herbert Kettler, Miss Helen Kettler, Mr and Mrs James Williams and Kenny and Mrs Dwight Williams, all of Marshall.
Mr and Mrs Owen Elder, St Louis; Jack Nester ,Fort Benning GA; Mrs Ron Hoenes and Jeff, Lee's Summitt; Mr and MRs Larry Little, Mr and Mrs Dale Brown and Gale of Kansas City; Mrs Lloyd Swift, Carrollton, Mrs Scott Clark, Chillicothe; Mr and Mrs Kenneth Rice and Mrs Elizabeth Scott, Bethany.
Miss Nadine Hall, Mrs D.C. Brown, Mr and Mrs Don McReynolds, Mrs Rozelle Dowell, Mrs Vermal Brown, all of Trenton.
Mr and Mrs Leland Maxwell of Marshall, were hosts at a wedding rehearsal dinner Friday evening, Dec 23, in honor of their daughter, Marsha Jane, who was married at the Melbourne Baptist Church Saturday to Mr Emmit G.Williams of Marshall. The dinner was served at the home of the bride elect's grandmother and aunt, Mrs Dora Brown and Miss Emma Brown of Trenton.