Campbell-Lucas Wedding of Note

Aiken – (Special) – On Monday evening, April 5 at 8:30 o’clock St. John’s Methodist church in Aiken was the scene of the lovely ceremony which united in marriage Miss Sara Thomas Campbell of Aiken and Cpl. Howard Raymon Lucas of Woodbury Heights, N. J., and Camp Gordon, Ga. The Rev. W. M. Lever officiated.

Mrs. Hoyt Forrest, organist, rendered the nuptial music. The traditional wedding marches were used. Mrs. J. S. McKenzie was vocalist.

Usher-groomsmen were John Parker of Columbia and Ernest Hafers of Aiken. Sgt. Kingdon Miller of Camp Gordon acted as best man.

Miss Ruby Marshall of Aiken attended the bride as maid of honor and was her only attendant.

The young couple entered the church together. The bride, a dainty blonde, was charming in her wedding gown of ivory satin and lace. The very full skirt was gathered to a closely fitted bodice of satin, the yoke and the sleeves of which were fashioned of exquisite Chantilly lace form a sweetheart neckline.  Her fingertip length veil of ivory illusion was gathered to a Queen Anne’s cap of the same material. Her only ornament was a single strand of pearls, the gift of the bridegroom. She carried a white prayer book mounted with an orchid and showered with small white rosebuds.

Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of Mrs. Wendell Barclay which was beautifully decorated for the occasion.

during the evening the couple left for a brief wedding rip.

Mrs. Lucas is the charming daughter of Mr. and MRs. Thomas Belton Campbell of Camden and Blaney. She attended the Camden schools and was graduated from the Camden Hospital School of Nursing. At the time of her marriage she was employed at the Aiken hospital.

Corporal Lucas is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lucas of Woodbury Heights, N. J. and attended high school and vocational college of New Jersey. Before entering the army he was employed by the Whitting Oil company.

Amount the out-of-town guest were Miss Elizabeth Gaskins of Camden, Mr. and MRs. John Parker, Mrs. Walter S. Monteith and Miss Dora Lee Campbell all of Columbia.

1943 Campbell Lucas Wedding of Note
April 18, 1943 State (published as The State) Columbia, South Carolina Page 26

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