August 21, 2016
Emily Dawn Hayes and John Hampton Holley were married Feb. 13, 2016, at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Columbus, with the Rev. James David Nelson, the Rev. Robert Hayden Dore and the Rev. Gerard Hurley officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hamilton Hayes Jr. of Columbus. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Dottie Faye Hayes and the late Mr. Jack H. Hayes Sr. of Vicksburg, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. LeMaster. She was given in marriage by her father and mother. She wore a silk dupion ballgown featuring a sweetheart neckline, pleated bodice and hand-beaded, moonstone cummerbund on a circular cut gown with crystal buttons down the back and a chapel-length train. Laura Carolyn Touchstone of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, served as maid of honor. Serving as bridesmaids were Holly Farlow Bierdeman of Pearl; Marley Glusenkamp Cummings of West Point; Hope Holley Durst, sister of the groom, of Columbus; Allie Madison Glusenkamp of West Point; Holly Rebekah Hayes, Heather Nicole Hayes and Hannah Alexandra Hayes, cousins of the bride, all of Vicksburg; Morgan Claire Lott of Columbus; and Morgan Jones Schoenbachler of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Attendants wore hunter green chiffon dresses in varying styles. The groom is the son of Mrs. Wanda Sloan Holley and the late Mr. Danny Leroy Holley of Columbus. He is the grandson of Mrs. Lenore Sloan and the late Mr. Brodie Coy Sloan of Columbus, and Mrs. Percy Leroy Holley. Daniel Sloan Holley of Oxford, brother of the groom, served as best man, along with the groom’s father. Serving as groomsmen were John Bryant Bean of Memphis, Tennessee; Brett Andrew Blaise of Columbus; Samuel Reed Cockcroft of Madison; Donald Owen Durst III of Columbus; Kevin Allen Earwood of Columbus; Garrison Hunter Lipscomb of Pensacola, Florida; Kenneth Rhett Hobart of Starkville; Brett Elliot Perry of Laurel; and Richard Wilkes Spann of Columbus. Following a wedding trip to Saint Lucia, the couple resides in Columbus, where the bride is the assistant youth coordinator at First United Methodist Church and the groom is employed with ServiceMaster in Starkville.
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