Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, November 21, 2003
Akins, Williamson exchange wedding vows
Misty Dawn Akins, formerly of Monahans, and Jacob Matthew Williamson,
formerly of Pecos, both of Corsicana, were joined in Holy Matrimony at
7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12, at the Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church
James Matthew Williamon, father of the groom and Pastor of the First
Assembly of God Church in Pecos, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Robin Akins of
Farmersville, Louisiana and the late Cheryl Jane Shoemake Akins, who
resided for many years in Monahans. She is the granddaughter of James
Harold and Gladys Cypert Shoemake of Cisco, formerly of Monahans, and
Mary Rackley Akins of Pecos and Bill Akins of Alpine.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Williamson of
Pecos and the grandson of Bettye Ellison Farris of Lubbock and the
grandson of the late Elton Elvis Ellison, who lived most of his life in
Ralls, Tx. Jacob is the grandson of Tommy and Margie Fowler Williamson
of Pecos, former longtime Crosby county residents.
The matron of honor was Kimberly Drake of Corsicana, formerly of
Monahans, sister of the bride.
Nicholas Brian Williamson of Pecos served his brother as best man.
Miss Akins' bridal gown was of off-white matte satin. The chapel
length veil was fashioned by the groom's mother, Jody Williamson of
Pecos, was edged in Venice lace and attached to a rhinestone headpiece
chosen by the bride. She carried a bouquet of pink roses and the Matron
of Honor wore a complimentary pink gown.
Traditional wedding music was chosen by the couple for their
ceremony. The wedding march from Lohengrim by Wagner was played for
both the Processional and Recessional.
The bride attended school into her senior year at Monahans High
School and graduated Ruston High School in Ruston, Lousiana.
The bridegroom graduated Pecos High School and the Roswell Job Corp.
in Roswell, N.M.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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