October 14, 2011
Sarah Elizabeth Mattox and Andrew Tillman Powell of Hamilton were married May 14, 2011, at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Aberdeen, with the Rev. Truman Thompson officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Mattox of Aberdeen. She is the granddaughter of Eva Lee Henley, C.E. Henley, Azalene B. Mattox and the late Quinn F. Mattox, all of Aberdeen. The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a strapless gown of ivory taffeta, with fitted bodice accented by embroidery and hand beading that extended down a semi-cathedral train. She wore an ivory illusion fingertip veil and carried a hand-tied bouquet of white hydrangeas, roses and tulips, and a lace handkerchief that was her great-grandmother’s. Claire Lynn Mattox, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Serving as bridesmaids were Kate Keller Cotton of Bonne Terre, Mo.; Brittany Hart Russell of Starkville; Shauna Little Clark, Sara Elizabeth Harrington and Kristie Summerford Coker, all of Aberdeen. The bridesmaids wore strapless A-line satin floor-length gowns in horizon blue and carried bouquets of blue hydrangeas, green roses and green carnations. The groom is the son of Charlotte W. Powell of Birmingham, Ala., and the late Johnny Powell. He is the grandson of Margaret C. Waddy and the late J. Vernon Waddy of Birmingham, and the late Herschell T. and Omblene H. Powell of Hollendale, Ala. Brooks Waddy Powell, brother of the groom, served as best man. Benjamin Edward Mattox of Aberdeen, brother of the bride; Richard Todd Harcrow of Oxford; Craig Allan Giesbrecht of Macon; Christopher Lee Wright of Columbus; and William Daniel Cotton Jr. of Bonne Terre served as groomsmen. Following a wedding trip to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the couple resides in Hamilton, where the groom is a sales representative for MSC Industrial of Columbus, and the bride is a registered nurse at Baptist Memorial Hospital–Golden Triangle.