Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Harper Burns celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 10, 2014. Mrs. Burns is the former Brenda Elaine Cauthen.
They were married on May 10, 1964, at First United Methodist Church in Lancaster.
A 1959 graduate of Lancaster Senior High School, Mr. Burns served in the United States Marine Corps and retired after 34 years of service at Glidden Paint Company in Columbia.
A 1962 graduate of Heath Springs High School, Mrs. Burns retired as a home health care provider and a certified lay preacher in the United Methodist Church.
Sheena Elizabeth Pope and Chad Thomas Laxton were married May 17, 2014, at Fairview Presbyterian Church in Fountain Inn by Dr. Thomas Terry of Blackville.
The bride is the daughter of Mike and Ginger Pope of Monroe, formerly of Lancaster. She is the granddaughter of Amelia Gardner of Lancaster and the late Bruce Gardner and of the late Marvin and Ethel Pope. She is a 2003 graduate of Seneca High School and a 2010 graduate of Lander University with a bachelor’s degree in English. She works at Clemson University in the Clemson LIFE program.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Swann of Callao, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Hillary Brooke Swann, to Heath Corey Spivey, both of Charlotte.
The wedding is planned for August.
Miss Swann is a 2005 graduate of Northumberland High School. She received a softball scholarship to East Carolina University and graduated in 2009 with a degree in sports management. She works for Europa Sports Products in Charlotte.
Angela Barber and Reggie Harris, both of Lancaster, announce the engagement of their daughter, LeQuisha Danyelle Barber, to Benjamin Williams III of Columbia.
The wedding is planned for 3 p.m. June 21, 2014, at New Zion Baptist Church in Lancaster.
Buddy and Sabrina Wade of Fort Mill announce the engagement of their daughter, Kirstin Wade of Columbia, to Russell Lee Dippel of Lancaster.
The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. June 28, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Lancaster.
Miss Wade is a 2006 graduate of Fort Mill High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a master’s degree in education.
She is a kindergarten teacher at Lake Murray Elementary in Chapin.
Mr. Dippel is the son of Tim and Carolyn Dippel of Lancaster.
Paul and Pamela Mathis of Lexington announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Hope Wilson of Lugoff, to Brian Christopher Snipes of Heath Springs.
The wedding is planned for 11 a.m. June 14, 2014, in Savannah, Ga.
Debbie Benson of Kershaw announces the engagement of her daughter, Marquittia Benson, to Jermaine Patterson of Lancaster.
The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. May 24, 2014, at Lancaster County Historical Courthouse.
Miss Benson is the granddaughter of the late Geneva and Jerry Benson. She is a 2006 graduate of Andrew Jackson High School and received an associate’s degree in business in 2008. She is a customer service representative.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Andrew Harrell announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Leslie Harrell, all of Lancaster, to Michael Dean Hilton of Kershaw.
The wedding is planned for 7 p.m. June 1, 2014, in North Myrtle Beach.
Miss Harrell is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Harrell of Lancaster, Mrs. Louise Lane of Dayton, Ohio, and the late Robert Lane. She is a 2004 graduate of Lancaster High School and works for Founders Federal Credit Union as a training specialist.