Davis, Carson marry at St. Mary’s Center

Published 12:02 am Sunday, June 26, 2011

Carleton P. Davis and Courtney LeAnn Carson were married at 5 p.m. April 16, 2011, at St. Mary’s Center. The Rev. Henry Taylor officiated at the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Vernon and Mary Thomas of Vicksburg and Walter L. Carson of Clarksdale, Tenn. She is the granddaughter of Ida Mae Evans, Robert Funches, R.D. Evans Sr., the late Maggie LeAnn Carson, the late Walter Lester Carson Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thomas, all of Vicksburg.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Lynn of Vicksburg. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Davis Sr. of Vicksburg.

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Given in marriage by her parents, the bride’s chosen colors were red, white and silver. Music was presented by Johnny Gibson and Shellon Chambers Wilson.

Maid of honor was LaFarran Renée Durman of Vicksburg. Matron of honor was Amber Harper Harris of Vicksburg. Bridesmaids were Verna Caressia Thomas, Chelsea Evans, Shametris Thomas, Ashley McNeil, Tonya Carson-Ray, LaMarshal Davis and Shay Davis, all of Vicksburg.

George Stanley Doyle and Collin Carvey served as best men. Groomsmen were Larry Evans and Phillip Evans, both of Hinesville, Ga., and Vincent Durman Jr., Terrance Davis, Tony Davis and Rashad Marley, all of Vicksburg.

Ushers were Bobby Hagan Jr., Jarred Jackson and Larry Davis Jr., all of Vicksburg.

Flower girls were Zaydah Evans, Harmony Harris and Laterria Dixon. Ring bearers were David Evans and Braylan Evans.

Bible bearer was Antonio Evans. Terrance Simpson served as announcer.

A reception followed at the center. Hosts were Nicole Tolliver, Megan Smith, Carla Whitney, Doris Murrell, Gail Floyd, Zilkia Evans, Rebecca Tribble and Larry Prentiss.

For a wedding trip, the couple traveled to Savannah, Ga. They will make their home in Vicksburg.

Rehearsal dinner

The groom’s mother and the Gloria Davis family honored the couple with a rehearsal dinner.


Pamela Durman, LaFarran Durman, Mary Thomas, Megan Smith, Janice Thomas, Annie Knight, Ida Price, Gloria Pinkney, Gloria Davis, Theresa Adams and family and friends honored the bride with a miscellaneous shower.