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A quick, athletic Jefferson Forest squad proved too potent offensively for the Halifax County High School varsity football squad Friday night, speeding past the Comets, 50-30, in South Boston.

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Tabitha Renee Martin, Thomas James Chappell Jr. are wed

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Mrs. Thomas James Chappell Jr.
SoVaNow.com / December 10, 2012
The marriage of Tabitha Renee Martin, of South Boston, to Thomas James Chappell Jr., of Vernon Hill, took place Sept. 7, at Bethel Baptist Church with David Berry officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Martin of South Boston. The groom is the son of Beulah Chappell of Vernon Hill and the late Thomas James “Beverly” Chappell.

Lisa Martin, of South Boston, served as her sister’s maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Cathy Tate, sister of the groom, of Halifax, Cindy Martin of Walkertown, N.C. and Madyson Jordan of South Boston, friends of the bride.

Kenny Landrum, of Halifax, served as best man. Groomsmen were Eric Martin, brother of the bride, of South Boston, James Smith of South Boston and Bruce Lavinus of Halifax.

Flower girls were Bella Blackstock, Cecilee Hess and Mary Lee Francis, all friends of the bride. Ring bearers were Ashton Cranford, cousin of the bride, and Tristian Blackstock, friend of the bride.

Music was provided by Brad Mele, Ricky Whitlow and Daniel Lloyd, singing “God Gave Me You” written by Blake Shelton and “The Broken Road” written by Rascal Flatts.

Mistress of ceremony was Heather Francis of Clover. April Fallen, friend of the bride, was guest book attendant. Anika Hess and Gracie Fallen, both of South Boston and friends of the bride, were program attendants.

A reception, given by parents of the bride, followed the ceremony at Dan River Ruritan Club, South Boston. A rehearsal dinner, given by friends of the couple, was held at Bethel Baptist Church, Scottsburg.

Following a honeymoon in Florida, the couple resides in Vernon Hill.


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