Jillian Michelle Hudson and Cory Jackson Norris were united in marriage at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 16, 2005 at Dearing Baptist Church. Rev. Frank Thigpen and Rev. Mike Timmerman officiated.
Jill is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy W. (Pete) Hudson, Jr. of Dearing. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy J. Langley of Dearing, and Mrs. JoAnn F. Hudson and the late Mr. Billy W. Hudson, Sr. of Thomson. She is a graduate of Thomson High School and Augusta State University, and is employed by Augusta Sportswear, Inc. as the benefits administrator.
Cory is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael N. Norris of Thomson. He is the grandson of Mrs. Vera P. Allen and the late Mr. J. Chesley Allen of Thomson, and Mrs. Anne H. Norris and the late Mr. Jack C. Norris of Thomson. He is a graduate of Thomson High School and Augusta Technical College, and is employed by J.M. Huber Corp.
Given in marriage by her father, Jill chose her cousin, Stefenie Langley of Dearing, to serve as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were April Newsome, Thomson, sister of the groom; Quinn Cosby of Lincolnton, Marinda Fuller of Dearing and Melissa Grzybowski of Thomson, all friends of the bride. Junior bridesmaid was Katelyn Matthews, cousin of the groom, and flower girl was Emily Cushman, cousin of the groom, both of Thomson.
Cory chose his father to serve as his best man. Groomsmen were Josh Hudson, Dearing, brother of the bride; J.D. Allen, Thomson, cousin of the groom; Lawson Fulbright of Dearing and Mike Gryzbowski of Thomson, both friends of the groom. Junior groomsman was Jesse Langley, cousin of the bride and ring bearer was Trey Cason, cousin of the groom, both of Dearing.
A reception was held immediately following the ceremony at the Dearing Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
The newlyweds spent their honeymoon in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and reside in Thomson.