July 24, 2009
Virginia Davin Morris and William Webster Ford were married Nov. 8, 2008, at 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Canton by Dr. Joseph Landrum. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Loy Morris of Canton. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. William Barnett Phillips and the late Mr. Phillips of Canton, and Mrs. James Arthur Morris and the late Mr. Morris of Kosciusko. The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. William Reynolds Ford Jr. of Columbus. He is the grandson of the late Dr. and Mrs. George Spencer Barnes of Columbus, and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Reynolds Ford Sr. of Kosciusko. The bride was given in marriage by her father. The bride wore an ivory silk and lace gown by Pronovias, with scalloped neckline, beaded and re-embroidered lace, hand-beaded lace appliqués and a chapel-length train, with a handmade single-tier illusion veil. The stems of her cream roses were wrapped in ivory satin ribbon. Handkerchiefs were given to her by both of her grandmothers. Claire Elizabeth Morris served her sister as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Elizabeth Spencer Ford, sister of the groom, Jane Taylor Foster, Macy Chester Lancaster, Sara Neal Holder Manibo, Jamie Elisabeth Rasberry, Elisabeth Barnes Steele, Melissa Marino Triska, Amy Elizabeth Walker and Jessica Leigh Walton, cousin of the bride. Other attendants were Lisa Kae Barker and Jennifer McRae Gordon. Samuel McKenzie Swartzfager and Lauren Elizabeth Swartzfager, cousins of the bride, served as acolytes. The groom's father, Dr. William Reynolds Ford Jr., served as best man. Michael Wesley Duckworth, Jaye Edward Germany, Daniel Scott Jackson, David Wayne Jackson, Charles Alexander McQueen and Randall Burt Smith served as groomsmen. Ushers were Harrison Hansbrough Russell, II and Matthew Joseph Nicholas. After a wedding trip to the Caribbean, the couple is at home in Jackson.
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