July 20, 2014
Abigail Elizabeth Claypool and Douglas Bruce Branch, both of Columbus, were married Jan. 18, 2014, at 4 p.m. at Burnt Oak Lodge in Crawford, with the Rev. Mark Rowlen officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Blaine Claypool Jr. of Vicksburg, and Mrs. Angela Taylor Stephens of Pearl. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Blaine Claypool Sr. of Clinton, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Loranzy Taylor of Waterproof, Louisiana. She was given in marriage by her father. Serving as maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Brittany Florence Claypool of Brookhaven. Serving as bridesmaids were Lee Claypool Pambianchi of Brandon, Samantha Holly Claypool of Vicksburg, Candi Ellison Hester of Benton, Arkansas, Valerie Branch Boykin of Tupelo, Elizabeth Branch Selkey of Gulf Breeze, Florida, Jana Sullivan Chao of Clinton, Amanda Renee Shelton, Jeanie Rushing Miller and Laura Spencer Harmon, all of Columbus. Isabella Clare Boykin of Tupelo served as flower girl. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Dale Johnson of Columbus and the late Mr. Lawrence Max Branch of Sidon. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rogers Bruce Sr. of Brookhaven, the late Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Max Branch of Sidon, and Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Glenn Johnson of Columbus. Serving as best man was the brother of the groom, Mr. Johnny Max Branch of Columbus. Serving as groomsmen were Louis Dale Johnson of Columbus, Matthew Dale Johnson of Ethelsville, Alabama, Dustin Louis Pambianchi of Brandon, Gabrial Boykin of Tupelo, Peter Allen Selkey Jr. of Gulf Breeze, Florida, Larkin Edward Demoville III, Charles Mickey Allen and David Bradley Butler, all of Columbus, and Robert Michael Bogue of College Station, Texas. Noah Ranzey Bolton of Vicksburg served as ring bearer Following a wedding trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the couple resides in Columbus, where the groom is head baseball coach and assistant football coach at Heritage Academy. The bride is a speech language pathologist and director of rehabilitation at Trinity Place Retirement Community.
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