Annette Lee Lewis and John Thomas Mayo were married on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005 at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Thomson. Dr. James Ramsey officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Lewis of Thomson and the late Mr. Robert (Bob) Lewis. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Vales Lewis of Appling and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Stone of Thomson.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of Thomson High School and a 2003 graduate of Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville. Annette is employed by the Jefferson County Board of Education as a second grade teacher at Wrens Elementary.
The groom is a graduate of Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School and is employed by D & M Hauling, Inc.
The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Frank Edward Lewis. Cathy Gilbert of Thomson, cousin of the bride, was her maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Rebecca Stone of Midway, Ga., cousin of the bride, Tammy Dees of Thomson, sister of the groom. Brooke Herkel of Thomson was a junior bridesmaid, niece of the groom. Mary Chandler Echols, friend of the bride, and Caitlin Gilbert, second cousin of the bride, were flower girls, both of Thomson.
The groom chose his father, Lawrence Mayo of Norwood as his best man. The groomsmen were Charlie and Jonathan Shelton, friends of the groom, both of Thomson. Turner Gilliam of Thomson was a junior groomsmen, friend of the bride. Alex Gilliam of Thomson was the ring bearer, friend of the bride.
During their engagement, the bride and groom were honored with many showers hosted by friends and family.
After the wedding ceremony, the reception was held at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Mr. Jim McGaw of Thomson entertained guests and family by playing his dulcimer and guitar.
The bride and groom honeymooned at Maggie Valley, N.C. They will reside in Norwood.