Sunday, September 15, 2002

JACKSON, Mo. -- Amanda Wooley and Benjamin Troy Edwards were married May 18, 2002, at Pine Street Baptist Church in Guyton, Ga. Chris Roberson performed the ceremony. Pianist was Darlene Collins of Brooklet, Ga. Soloists were Scot Phegley of Nashville, Tenn., cousin of the bride, and Linda Anderson of Springfield, Ga.

The bride is the daughter of Glen and Pam Wooley of Madisonville, Ky., and formerly of Jackson. The groom is the son of James and Willie Edwards of Guyton.

Maid of honor was Amanda Lane of Jackson. Bridesmaids were Lauren Pearle of Atlanta, Ga., and Melissa Rettig of Athens, Ga.

James Edwards served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Bobby Edwards of Egypt, Ga., uncle of the groom, and Jacob Carroll of Egypt, cousin of the groom. Ushers were Brian Phegley of College Station, Texas, and Lee Phegley of Dallas, Texas, cousins of the bride; Stephen Waters of Egypt and Tommy Waters of Atlanta, cousins of the groom; Marshall Ivey of Augusta, Ga., and Jim Currier of Savannah, Ga.

Flower girl was Noelle Anderson, daughter of Chris and Linda Anderson. Ringbearer was Brandon Barnish, son of Michael and Kathy Barnish of Augusta.

Candlelighters were Tommy Waters and Brian Phegley.

Lacey Hayes of Jackson attended the guest book.

Following the ceremony, the reception was held in the church social hall. Servers were Wendy Hayes of Jackson; Carolyn Phegley of Dallas, cousin of the bride; Charlene Edwards of Egypt, Becky Wilson of Atlanta and Daisy Hill of Griffin, Ga., aunts of the groom; and Missy Hendricks of Griffin, cousin of the groom.

The rehearsal dinner was held May 17 at the home of Norma Morgan.

Mrs. Edwards attended Jackson High School and is a 1998 graduate of Evans High School in Evans, Ga. She received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Georgia in 2001. She is employed with Community Newspapers Inc. in Athens.

The groom is a 1997 graduate of Effingham County High School in Springfield, Ga. He received a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice from the University of Georgia in 2000. He is a third year law student at the University of Georgia School of Law.

After a wedding trip to the North Georgia Mountains, the couple is residing in Athens.