Sunday, September 15, 2002

JACKSON, Mo. -- Lori Anne Knepper and Keith Randall Hawkins were married Aug. 17, 2002, at Bethel Baptist Church. Keith Price performed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Pauline L. Matthews of Frederick, Md. The groom is the son of Omega Hawkins of Brownwood, Mo.

Maid of honor was Kelly Knepper of Dubuque, Iowa. Bridesmaids were Debbie Hay of Jackson, sister of the groom; Nannie Hawkins of Advance, Mo., sister-in-law of the groom; and Jami Matthews of Dubuque, daughter of the bride.

Brian Winchester of Advance was best man. Groomsmen were Shane Richards of Oak Ridge, Mo.; Kevin Hawkins of Advance, brother of the groom; and Brandon Hunter of Monticello, Iowa, son of the bride. Ushers and candlelighters were Dennis Hay of Jackson and Aaron Hawkins of Advance, nephews of the groom.

Flower girl was Kelsey Knepper of Dubuque. Ringbearer was Austin Hawkins of Advance, nephew of the groom.

Following the ceremony, the reception was held at Advance Eagles Club.

Mrs. Hawkins is employed at a Rhodes 101 Stop in Cape Girardeau.

The groom is a self-employed farmer.

The couple is residing in Jackson.