Sheree R. Powell announces the engagement of her daughter, Sammi Jo Powell, to Eric Messer, all of Lancaster.
The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. Aug. 4, 2013, at Carnes Lake.
Miss Powell is the daughter of the late Harold “Butch” Powell. She is the granddaughter of the late James “Stumpy” Rowell, the late Kathy W. McMinn and the late Sylvia Powell. She is a 2005 graduate of Buford High School. She is a homemaker and is studying accounting at Kaplain University.
Jack and Evelyn Laney Estridge celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 23, 2013.
They were married June 23, 1963 in Monroe.
The couple has two children, Susan Estridge O’Neal and her husband, Tony, and Lisa Estridge Lucas. They have four grandchildren.
Jack retired from Springs Industries and Evelyn is a housewife.
Brandy Leigh-Ann Byrdic and Jason Thomas Knight were married Oct. 20, 2012, at Edward-Scott House.
The bride is the daughter of Jan and Mike Sager and Kenny Byrdic, all of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Mary Sue Byrdic and the late Bobby Lee Byrdic and of Brenda and Junior Hartley, all of Lancaster.
She is a 2002 graduate of Lancaster High School and received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina in 2010. She is a registered nurse in the pediatric unit at Piedmont Medical Center.
Bill Theologus of Maryland and Cindy Clements of Greensboro, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacey Theologus, to Christopher David “Kritter” Sims, both of Pineville.
The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. July 13, 2013 at Red Diamond Event Center in Pineville.
Miss Theologus is a student at Central Piedmont Community College.
Mr. Sims is the son of Karen Sims of Kershaw and Fred “Pete” Sims of Matthews, N.C. He is a diesel technician at Kenan Transport.
Larry and Annette Garris announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Garris, all of Lancaster, to Harold Dale Conrad Jr. of Rock Hill.
The wedding is planned for July 12, 2014 at River Hills Country Club.
Miss Garris is the granddaughter of Mary and Jerry Garris of Lancaster, Margie Faile of Heath Springs and the late Rex Faile. She is a 2012 graduate of Lancaster High School and is studying business management at Clemson University. She works in sales at Garris Jewelers.
Billy and Kathy Faile Holden celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on June 23, 2013.
Their children threw a party in their honor at their home on June 22, 2013.
They were married June 23, 1973 in Lancaster and are the parents of three children, Jeff and Staci Holden, Jamie and Matt Sistare and B.J. and Lisa Holden. They also have six grandchildren.
The Holdens are the owners of Westgate Tire.
Chris and Marcia Brown announce the engagement of their daughter, Kerri Rebekah Brown, all of Lancaster, to Joshua Lee Hatcher of McColl.
The wedding is planned for 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 2013, at Rutledge Chapel at the University of South Carolina.
Miss Brown is the granddaughter of Jean Lefler of Salisbury, N.C., and Hulon and Bonnie Brown of Sanford, N.C. She is a 2007 graduate of Lancaster High School and a 2013 graduate of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy. She works for CVS Pharmacy as a pharmacist.
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wallace Blackwell of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Nicole Blackwell, to James Wallace Storey, both of Greenville.
The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. Aug. 3, 2013, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Greenville.
Lyndsey Nicole Vincent and Yale Thomas-Creston Akers were married at 5 p.m. Oct. 20, 2012, at Brakefield at Riverwalk in Rock Hill by the Rev. Mike Hammond.
The bride is the daughter of Dale and Fran Vincent of Heath Springs. She is the granddaughter of Bernadine King and the late James C. King and of Corrie Vincent and the late Frank Vincent. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Charleston Southern University and works as a staff assistant for Sen. Lindsey Graham in Washington, D.C.