Sunday, December 23, 2007

Cathryn Renee Watkins and Christopher Lee Jones were married Nov. 17, 2007, at the Rose Ben Inn in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Denny Lumos performed the ceremony.

Parents of the couple are Vernon and Linda Watkins of Jackson and Donald and Deborah Jones of Oak Ridge.

Maid of honor was Brett Jones, sister of the groom, and matron of honor was Jill Watkins, sister-in-law of the bride, both of Jackson.

Cole and Jacob Criddle, sons of the bride, were best men.

Ringbearer was Wyatt Rose, son of Brett Jones and Mark Rose and nephew of the groom.

The reception was held at the inn.

Mrs. Jones is a 1991 graduate of Jackson High School, received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Southeast Missouri State University in 1999, and a master of arts from Southern Illinois University in 2004. She is pursuing a doctorate in the brain and cognitive sciences program at SIU. She is a psychology instructor at Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg.

The groom is a 1993 graduate of Jackson High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1993 to 1998. He is employed by Union Pacific Railroad.

The couple resides in Carterville, Ill.