Sandra Abbott and John Blair wedding announcement
the in Her a a of Oak C., of O. T. The marriage of Miss Sandra Faye Abbott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Joseph Abbott of 428 Piney Forest Road,"to John Charles Blair, son of Mrs. Lettie Blair Cox of Blairs and the late Charles Stevens Blair, took place Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. at Piney Forest United Methodist Church. The Rev. Charles Tilley and Dr. 0. B. Newton officiated at the ceremony before a setting of palms and baskets of mixed white flowers. Brass can- delabra held the lighted white tapers. At the conclusion of the ceremony, communion was served to the couple and the honor attendants. Music was by Mrs. W. T. Luther, pianist, and John R. Allen Jr., cousin of the bride. Vocal .selections; included "You'll Never Walk Alone", "Never My Love," and the "Wedding Prayer." The traditional wedding marches were used. Given in marriage by her uncle, Raymond C. Abbott, the bride wore an A-line silhouette gown of satapeau featuring a Sabrina neckline and long fitted MRS. JOHN CHARLES BLAIR sleeves. The Alencon lace bodice was enhanced with seed pearls. Motifs of re- embroidered Alencon lace were appliqued on the skirt and the full chapel train. The bride's elbow length veil was attached to a headpiece of satapeau petals outlined in seed pearls. Miss Roslyne Kaye Terry served as maid of honor. She wore a gown of moss green organza skirt and bodice of ivory Venise lace with a Vic- torian collar and long fitted sleeves. A velvet ribbon ac- cented the waistline. She wore a matching headpiece of moss green velvet petals outlined with pearls. She carried a cascade of mixed faii flowers. Other attendants were Mrs. Sue Worley, Miss Carolyn Long, Mrs. Susan Popp and Mrs! Bobbi Hudson. Anna Susan Cox, sister of the bridegroom, served as junior bridesmaid. Their dresses and bouquets were identical to that of the honor attendant. Laura Ann Yeaman served as flower girl. Her dress was similar to that of the bride and she carried a basket of rose petals. Raleigh C. Cox Sr. served as best man for his stepson. Ushers were Randy W. Slate, Gerald Alderson, Elgin Crane and Joseph Tiano of Richmond.- Eddie B. Cassada served as junior usher and Raleigh Cox Jr. served as ring bearer. Immediately following the wedding, a reception was held in the social hall of Ihe church. The wedding motif was carried out. Mrs. Malcolm Hundley served as hostess. Mrs. John Miss Alice Taylor Honored At Tea Miss Alice Martin Taylor, whose marriage to Wayne Wilson of Camppbello, S.C., be an event of Saturday, 30, was honored at a seated on Saturday afternoon from 5 p.m. The tea was given Mrs. William B. Crawley at home, Pir.ecrest. Receiving with Miss Taylor Â· were her mother,, Mrs. R. Taylor, and her sister, Miss Reecie Taylor, of Lynchburg. The tea table was centered with an arrangement of red pink carnations and snap- dragons, with red tapers in silver candleholders at each side. Fresh fruits, greens and lighted candles were used as decorations elsewhere in the home. Tea was poured by Mrs. Camden Whitehead and also assisting in the dining room Mrs. Tommy Hankins. The hostess presented Miss Martin with a corsage of carnations and a gift of silver her chosen pattern. Approximately 30 friends of the honoree were in attendance. Wayside, Gardeners Set Holiday Event The Wayside Garden Club will hold its Christmas holiday house-hopping Friday begin- ning at II a.m. with an petizer at the home of Calvin W. .Fowler, 461 Maple Lane. A salad course with Mrs. B. Moser, 124 Clearview and a dessert course with Donald I. Pratt, 164 West- minster Court, will be served. Arrangements must be in place by 9 a.m. that day the following schedule: "A Crystal Christmas," A "Joy .Foliage" and "Christmas Splendor." Hart and Mrs. Raymond served punch and the wedding cake was served by Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Davis Gregory Jr., Mrs. Lewis Gibson Jr. at the guest register and Mrs. John Owen received the at the head of the receiving Others assisting in serving were Mrs. O. B. Newton, Robert Hart, Mrs. Bill Hart, Mrs. Michael Tiano and Marilyn Pratt. Karen and Tammy Corbin served as rice girls. The bride attended Stratford College and is employed as secretary at Westmoreland^ Elementary School. The bridegroom is a 1970 graduate. of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and is employed teacher at 0. T. Bonner High School. The couple will reside at Clement Ave.