Wilkes/Gilley wedding

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Wilkes/Gilley wedding - Monday, May 14,1984 Uklah Daily Journal, Uklah,...
Monday, May 14,1984 Uklah Daily Journal, Uklah, Calif.—5 Wilkes/Gilley: a valley-view wedding William Joseph (Joe) Gilley, Jr., took Virginia Rae Wilkes for his bride May 5 in a valley-view setting at the couple's new residence, 1600 feet above Ukiah Valley. Officiating for the ceremony on the redwood deck of the couple's home was the Rev. Tom MacMillan of Mendocino Mendocino College and the Lucerne Baptist Baptist Church. Over 100 friends and family members witnessed the event as did Tyler ("T.C.") McChesney, age 5, son of the bride from a previous marriage. Also present were four of the bridegroom's daughters: Kelly, Terry, Shelly and Ranee. The bride's mother, Edella E. (Babe) Wilkes of Ridgewood in Willits, and Warren Wilkes, a former Willits resident — Virginia's eldest brother — gaverthe bride in marriage. t)ther membiers of the bride's family family present were George Wilkes, accompanied accompanied by son, Brook, and George's fiance, Tracy Smith, all of Chesser-Htll in Willits. Another brother of the bride. Max Wilkes of Seattle and Alaska, phoned the family from Seattle just prior to the ceremony. Also present were Joe Gilley, Sr., and wile Phyllis, father and"^ stepmother stepmother of the groom. The groom's brother, Don Gilley of Danville, acted as best man, and made a video tape of the ceremony, which was shown afterwards. Attending Attending the bride was Sheree Delos of Santa'Rosa, a long-time friend. She also took charge of reception preparations preparations and serving at Spanish Ridge, near the hillside Rome. Both overlook the Ukiah Municipal Airport where the groom is a flight instructor and Federal Aviation Authority examiner. examiner. The bride is a junior executive at Pacific Telephone Company. A three-tier spice cake, furnished by Warren Wilke's wife, Janice, was transported by air from Calavaras County in three sections. Holding the cake were Janice and the bride's nephew, Brian, and niece, Kristin The newlyweds traveled to Monterey, then to Georgia to visit the bridegroom's mother and other relatives. Their plans included New Orleans and the World's Fair.

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  1. Ukiah Daily Journal,
  2. 14 May 1984, Mon,
  3. Page 5

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