Sunday, December 28, 2003

Vanessa Lowell and Stan Murray were married Aug. 2, 2003, at Whitewater Presbyterian Church in Sedgewickville, Mo. The Rev. Donald Blaylock performed the ceremony. Music was by Mary Blaylock of Perryville, Mo.

The bride is the daughter of Ruth Ladd of Chaffee, Mo., and the late Elvin Ladd. The groom is the son of Elliott Murray of Sedgewickville, and the late Mabel Murray.

The bride was presented in marriage by her son, Bryan Lowell.

Maid of honor was Kerriann Lowell, daughter of the bride. Bridesmaid was Connie Castor, sister of the groom.

Dan O'Loughlin of Jackson was best man. Groomsman was Bob Castor of Farmington, Mo. Ushers were Bryan Lowell and Bob Castor.

Shelia Hahs was guest book attendant. Programs were handed out by Judy O'Loughlin

Following the ceremony, a dinner and dance was held at the American Legion Hall in Jackson. Servers were Glinda Seabaugh and Junell Parrett, sisters of the bride.

The groom's father and sister hosted the rehearsal dinner Aug. 1 at the church.

Mrs. Murray attended Rend Lake College. She is self-employed.

The groom received a bachelor of science degree in agriculture from Southeast Missouri State University, and is pursuing a master's degree in business administration at the university. He is water shed project manager with Cape Girardeau County Soil and Water Conservation District, and owns and operates Murray Livestock Farm.

The couple is residing in Sedgewickville.