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Harrison-Kelly exchange vows at First United Methodist

Kimberly Hope Harrison and Joseph Weathers Kelly were united in marriage on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at 7 p.m. at The First United Methodist Church in Thomson. The Revs. Charles Elliot Broome and Michael McGrath officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James D. Smith of Thomson and the late Philip Otis Harrison. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Irvin Harrison, also of Thomson, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Roland Shannon Berry. A graduate of Thomson High School, the bride attended Georgia Southern University where she received a degree in justice studies. The groom is the son of Mr. Patrick Michael Kelly and the late Kathryn Weathers Kelly of LaGrange, Ga. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Coleman Weathers of Macon, Ga., and Mrs. William Lawrence Kelly of Athens, and the late Mr. William Lawrence Kelly. A graduate of LaGrange High school, the groom attended Georgia Southern University where he received a degree in finance. He is currently employed by AT&T. Given in marriage by her grandfather, the bride chose her cousin Mary Allen Wilson Tondee as her matron of honor and Allison Ansley Paine as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Virginia Marie Wilson and April Pearson Towler, both cousins of the bride, Kara Helen Kelly and Kathryn Lynn Kelly, sisters of the groom, Fallon Michelle Bird, Dorothy Austin Knox, Martha Collins Penn and Hanna Morgan Poston, all friends of the bride. The groom chose his father to be his best m a n . G r o o m s m e n included Patrick Michael Kelly, Jr., and Grayson Coleman Kelly, brothers of the groom, Christopher Philip Harrison, brother of the bride, John Hillyer Jennings, Thomas Boyd Holle, Nicolas Ian Palmer, Zachary Drake Frye, Blain Lanier Rhodes, and Peyton Grant Clark, all fraternity brothers of the groom. The flower girl was Emily Marissa Kelly, niece of the groom, and Patrick Michael Kelly III, nephew of the groom, was the ring bearer. Musicians for the ceremony were Kara Helen Kelly and Kathryn Lynn Kelly, soloists, Dale Hess, organist, and Kathryn Cheney, trumpeter. The bride's register was attended by Annemarie Helen Weathers. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Bowden- Johnson House. The couple will reside in Tallahassee, Fla.



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