Sunday, June 16, 2002

JACKSON, Mo. -- Sarah Catherine James and Billy Joe Thorne Jr. were united in marriage May 31, 2002, at Common Pleas Courthouse in Cape Girardeau. Judge Peter Statler performed the double ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Debbie James and David James of Jackson. The groom is the son of Katie Blumenberg of Oak Ridge, Mo., and Bill Thorne Sr. of Chaffee, Mo.

Maids of honor were Jenny and Megan James of Jackson, sisters of the bride.

Bobby Thorne of Jackson served his brother as best man. Groomsman was Michael James of Jackson, brother of the bride.

Guest book attendant was Melissa Kimes of Jackson.

Following the ceremony, the reception was held at the Coon Hunters Club in Daisy, Mo.

Mrs. Thorne is a 1998 graduate of Jackson High School. She is employed at Ferrell Mobile Homes Inc. in Cape Girardeau.

The groom is a 1996 graduate of Jackson High School. He is employed at Mid-South Steel Products Inc. in Cape Girardeau.

The couple resides in Jackson.