Rose-Williams Marriage Vows Are Exchanged

Miss Jewell Flaherty Rose, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Preston Rose of Blaney, became the bride of Earl Gordon Williams, Jr., son of Earl Gordon Williams, Sr., of Columbia, at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 in Blaney Baptist Church. The Rev. Dean S. Clyde officiated, using the double-ring ceremony.

Palms, a basket of white gladioli, and white lighted candles in candelabra decorated the church.

The wedding music was presented by Mrs. Louise Flowers of Columbia, pianist, and Grant Hazelwood of Camden, vocalist.

Miss Bonnie Workman of Sumter and Florence, maid of honor, wore a street-length sheath dress of pink silk organza over taffeta, with Chiffon panel flowing to full lenght in the back, and matching accessories. She carried a cascade bouquet of pink roses and daisies.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was lovely in her waltz-length wedding gown of silk organza and Chantilly lace. The fitted bodice of lace was fashioned with short sleeves and portrait neckline outlined with scallops and finished with pearls and sequins. The circular bouffant skirt, worn over crinolines, was enhanced by appliques of Chantilly lace embroidered in sequins and pearls. Her fingertip veil of bridal illusion was attached to a crown headpiece of pearls and iridescent sequins. She carried a bouquet of tube roses and carnations centered with a white orchid.

The mother of the bride wore a street-length dress of blue embroidered organza over taffeta with matching accessories and corsage of pink carnations.

Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held in the Social Hall of the Church. Greeting the guests at the door and presenting them to the receiving line were Mr. and Mrs. Lenare Rose. The bride’s register was kept by Mrs. Marshall Jeffers of Columbia. Assisting in serving the guests were Miss Leona Altman and Miss Connie Stanley of Columbia, Miss Carolyn Bowen, Mrs. Charles Emanuel, Jr., and Miss Ann Watson of Blaney. After the couple had cut the first traditional slice of the wedding cake, it was cut and served by Mrs. J. D. Watson, Sr., aunt of the bride. Goodbyes were said to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Watson, Jr., (Jean Felke Watson) of Blaney.

During the evening the bridal couple left for their wedding trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn. For traveling the bride wore a two-piece navy blue sheer silk with white linen blouse, navy accessories and the white orchid from her bridal bouquet.

Mrs. Williams is a graduate of Coker College and has done graduate work at the University of South Carolina. She has been teaching at Arden Elementary School in Columbia.

Mr. Williams is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and is a pharmacist at Walgreens in Camden.

August 7, 1960  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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