Miss Ross, Mr. Cowart Speak Vows

A lovely wedding of much interest was that of Miss Patsy Vivian Ross, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ross of Blaney, and Ronald Elmer Cowart, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Purvis of Columbia, which took place at 5 p.m. August 26 in the Harmony Baptist Church, Blaney.

The double – ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. K. W. Rabon, pastor of the bride.

Wedding music was presented by Mrs. Madge Strickland, soloist, and Mrs. Maxine Dennis, pianist.

The bridegroom’s father served as best man. Ushers were Robert D. Shuber Jr. of Columbia and Furman Peake of Blaney.

The bride had as her only attendant, her sister, Miss Joanne Ross. She wore a matching chiffon overskirt, and coral colored crown head dress with pearl tear-drop and circular maline veil. She carried a nosegay of white carnations.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, was lovely in a waltz – length gown of lace over taffeta, designed with scoop neckline and bracelet – length sleeves. The fitted bodice topped a softly pleated skirt enhanced at the waist in the back with a large satin bow. Her fingertip veil of silk illusion fell from a tiara of seed pearls. The bride carried a white satin covered prayer book topped with a white orchid and showered with tuberoses. Her only ornament was a strand of pearls, gift of the bridegroom.

Immediately following the ceremony, the bride’s parents entertained with a reception at the Blaney School Cafetorium.

Later the couple left for a wedding trip to the mountains. For traveling the bride wore a two piece dress of sage – green color, matching green hat, black accessories and the orchid from her prayers book.

Mrs. Cowart was graduated from Blaney High school and Columbia Commercial College, and until the time of her marriage was employed by the Clemson College Livestock – Poultry Health Department, Columbia.

Mr. Cowart was graduated from Dentsville High school and received his B. S. degree in horticulture from Clemson College. Since his graduation he has been a member of the staff of the Clemson College Sandhill Experiment Station, Columbia.

The couple now make their home in Clemson, where Mrs. Cowart is employed by Clemson College and Mr. Cowart is working for his Masters Degree in Horticulture.

September 17, 1961  State (published as The State THE COLUMBIA RECORD) 
 Columbia, South Carolina
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