Debora Christine Fry and Timothy Andrew Fama were united in marriage at the First United Methodist Church in Princeton on Saturday, July 7, at 2 p.m. Rev. Scott Sears, pastor of FUMC, officiated with assistance from Rev. Randy Adkins, former pastor of FUMC and current pastor of Beckley United Methodist Temple and Rev. Clifford Schell, also a former pastor of FUMC.
The bride is the daughter of Buddy and Suzy Fry and granddaughter of Dr. O.J. and Jean Bailes and the late Phil and Hattie Fry, all of Princeton. The groom is the son of Alan and Elizabeth Lineberger of San Diego, Calif., and Andy and Susie Fama of Beckley, and the grandson of Richard and Athena Burton of Raleigh, N.C., and Andrew and Karen Fama of Beckley.
The bride was escorted to the altar by her father and given in marriage by her parents. She wore a formal strapless satin A-line ivory and champagne gown, sprinkled with a beaded lace corset bodice and lace-up back. The skirt featured a side-draped beaded lace inset and split back with a chapel train. Her tiara headpiece with a cathedral veil, borrowed from her mother, matched her gown. The bridal bouquet was a cascade of Verdi and Eskimo roses, pink alstroemeria, white stephanotis and baby’s breath.
Miss Lelia Fry, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. She wore a strapless formal gown of black satin with pick-ups and a clover green satin sash at the waist. She also wore a black chiffon shrug. A silver and pearl droplet necklace and pearl earrings, designed by the groom’s aunt Jackie Burton of Raleigh, accented the gown.
Bridesmaids were Miss Amelia Brichford and Miss Evangeline Vaughn of Princeton, Miss Ashleigh Glass of Oak Glen, Miss KassiJo Farris of Ghent, Miss Ashley Fama of Beckley and Mrs. Christina Philips of Raleigh, sisters of the groom. They wore identical gowns of black satin with pick-ups and a clover green satin sash at the waist accented with a silver and pearl droplet necklace and pearl earrings. The attendants carried a hand bouquet of three Verdi roses representing the trinity.
Miss Sarah Landreth of Omaha, Neb., cousin of the bride, served as flower girl. She wore a formal gown of ivory satin with pick-ups and a pink satin bow and sash at the waist. She carried a basket of ivory satin with Verdi rose petals.
Mr. Michael Rubin of Crab Orchard, friend of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Mr. Andrew Fama, Jr., father of the groom and Mr. Ronald Fama, uncle of the groom, of Beckley, Mr. Jonathan Burton, of Raleigh, cousin of the groom, and Mr. Arnie Vaughn, Mr. Eric Robbins and Mr. Clif Adkins, all of Beckley.
Ring bearer was Master Conner Fama, of Beckley, cousin of the groom.
Music for the ceremony was provided by organist Mrs. Rhonda Adkins, of Beckley, pianist Mrs. Sara Golden, of Princeton. Miss Laura Croy and Mr. Jamie Suroski, of Princeton and Mr. Eric Robbins, of Beckley, provided the vocal music for the ceremony, which included “When God Made You,” “When I Say I Do,” and “I Corinthians 13,” arranged by Suzy Fry, mother of the bride.
Scripture Reading was provided by Mr. and Mrs. Gus Farris of Beckley, and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Flanagan of Princeton.
Program attendants were Miss Betsy Horton, Miss Sarah Linkous and Miss Litz Walthall, all of Princeton and Miss Carrie Schaeffer of Bluefield, Va. The bridal party assistant was Mrs. Laura Adkins, of Beckley. Also, helping with the wedding were Mrs. Wilma Bowling and Mrs. Peggy Lytton, both of Princeton.
The bride’s mother wore an elegant long sleeved formal gown of powder blue metallic foil with a jewel closure at the neck and a flowing satin skirt. The mother of the bridegroom wore a full-length purple gown with a beaded bodice and a three-quarter length sleeved beaded purple bolero. The step-mother of the groom wore a golden silk blouse with black flowing pants. Each mother wore a corsage of Verdi roses.
The couple placed the bride’s parents’ unity candle in the sanctuary to remember deceased family members.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the Family Ministry Center of the church. Assisting with the reception were Mrs. Martha Cook, Mrs. Kristi Lewis, Mrs. Janet Vaughn, Mrs. Vicki Horton and Mrs. Pam Sears all of Princeton, and Mrs. Martha Gordon of Bluefield, and Mrs. Jackie Burton, aunt of the groom, from Raleigh. Miss Katie Burton, of Charlotte, N.C., cousin of the groom, attended the guest book.
Introduction of the bride and groom was made by Candy Thompson of Oak Hill,.
The bride is a graduate of Princeton Senior High School and Concord University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and a Bachelor of Science in music education, and Marshall University, with a Master of Arts in music performance. She is employed by the Mercer County Board of Education and teaches band at Oakvale Elementary, general music at Princeton Middle School and handbells at Glenwood Middle School.
The groom is a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and Concord University, with a bachelor of science in music education. He is employed by the Raleigh County Board of Education as band and choral director of Shady Spring High School.
Following a wedding cruise to the Eastern Caribbean, the couple will reside in Princeton.