Goff Wedding Held Recently At Blaney

The wedding of Ruby Lee Goff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anderson D. Goff of Blaney, and  Bobby Richard Goff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira O. Goff of Blaney,  took place at 8 o’clock, June 22, 1958 in Blaney Pentecostal Church.

The Rev. Wiley Evans, pastor, officiated at the ceremony. Mrs. Eugenia Sefton, organist, and the Rev. Raymond Caulder, soloist, presented the wedding music.

The bridegroom’s best man was his brother Preston H. Goff. The ushers were Olin H Goff, brother of the bride elect; Marion Kirkland, cousin of the bridegroom-elect; Pete James and Julian Moore, all of Blaney.

Mrs. Norman Goff and Mrs. Florence Goff, sisters-in-law of the bride, were matrons of honor. Their floor length gowns were Gorget-me-not blue bouquet taffeta. The empire bodice had a cowlbertha collar with bow in back and a cap sleeve effect. A bias fold at the waist of the long torso formed a V back with bow detail and a full flounce from the fell to the floor. Long white gloves were worn which were gifts of the bride. They wore a halo of flower petals in matching blue and carried cascade bouquets of Pink and white carnations with long pink streamers.

The bridesmaid were Miss Catherine Pascal of Columbia, cousin of the bride-elect; Miss Opal Moore, Miss Mary Lois Kirkland and Sylvia James, all of Blaney. Their gown were identical to those of the honor attendants. They wore long white gloves given to them by the bride and carried cascade bouquets of white carnations with long blue streamers.

Davona Pate, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Pate and niece of the bridegroom-elect, was the flower girl. Her dress was similar to the honor attendants and she carried a basket of petals.

Johnny Moak, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Moak, of Blaney, was ring bearer.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her brother, Hazel A. Goff,  was lovely in her formal gown of rose point lace and nylon tulle over bouquet taffeta. The lace bodice featured a Sabrina neckline, long lace sleeves ending in glove points with tiny lace buttons, and the bouffant skirt was of tule with scattered appliquéd medallions of lace in the wedding bell design and extended into a chapel train of flounces of tulle trimmed with lace. Her veil of imported illusion fell from a hand made tiara trimmed in pearls. The bride carried a stain covered prayer book topped with a white orchid and showered with white feathered carnations.

The bride’s mother wore a dress of powder-blue lace over taffeta with a corsage of white carnation.

The bridegroom’s mother wore a cotillion-blue lace dress over taffeta, with a corsage of white carnation.

After the ceremony, a reception was held at the Blaney School Cafeteria. Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay Nelson, aunt and uncle of the bride, greeted the guest. Miss Barbara Paschal, cousin of the bride, kept the bride’s register. Mrs. Thruston Goff and Mrs. Otis Goff, aunts of the bride, served the wedding cake. Others serving were Mrs. Willis Brazell, sister of the bridegroom; Marian Monroe, cousin of the bride; Shirley Glenn and Jan Wingard. The Good-byes were said by Mr. and mrs. E. C. Potter J., Seister and brother-in-law of the bridegroom.

During the evening, the couple left for a wedding trip to Florida. For traveling the bride wore a beige suit, white accessories and the orchid lifted from her prayer book.

The bride was graduated from Blaney High School. She is now employed in the Accounting Department of Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co., in Columbia.

The bridegroom attended Blaney High school and is now employed by Jaclyn Hosiery Mill in Camden.

1958.06.27 - Goff Wedding Held Recently At Blaney
June 27, 1958 Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record) Columbia, South Carolina Page 11

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