Miss Mason Becomes Bride of Paul Ross

Miss George Anna Mason, daughter of Mr. and MRs. George W. Mason of Cayce, and Paul Ernest Ross, son of Mr. and MRs. Eddie E. Ross of Blaney, were married in a candlelight ceremony on August 18, at 6 p.m. in State Street Baptist Church. The Rev. Everette H. Croxton officiated at the double-ring rites.

Presenting the program of wedding music were Mrs. Lois Shirley, organist, and Mrs. Everette H. Croxton, soloist.

Eddie Ross served as his son’s best man. Ushers were Orland L. Motley and Jack Fortner, brothers-in-law of the bridegroom; Hugh Mason, uncle of the bride; Robert B. McCracken, brother-in-law of the bride, and Dalton McLeod. Junior ushers were Dennis Mason, brother of the bride, and Ben Easton, cousin of the bride.

Mrs. Robert B. McCracken, sister of the bride, of West Columbia, was matron of honor. She wore a street-length dress of peacock chiffon over taffeta. Her circular face veil attached to a bandeau of pear tipped peacock petals and short white gloves were gifts of the bride. She carried a stylized bouquet of peacock shades of ribbon and feathers with pink sweetheart roses centered with pink carnations caught up with clusters of grapes.

Bridesmaids were Mrs. Orland L. Motley of Columbia and Mrs. Jack Fortner of Blaney, sisters of the bridegroom; Mrs. Wade deLane Chewning of West Columbia and Mrs. Edgar A. Woodward of Conway. The bridesmaids were dressed identically to the honor attendant and their bouquets were also the same.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a white wedding gown of imported Chantilly lace and pure silk. The lace bodice was designed with a scalloped sabrina neckline enhanced by iridescent sequins and seed pearls, and long sleeves tapering to glove points over the hands. The full gathered skirt fell from a molded torso which was pointed in both front and back, with a front panel of scalloped lace falling to the floor. Divided in the center front, the overskirt of pure silk, edged in a rich bordering of lace extended in the back where a lace inset formed the cathedral train. Her fingertip veil of imported silk bridal illusion fell from a queen’s crown of aurora borealis crystals and seed pearls. The bride carried a bouquet of white tuberoses centered with a pure white orchid, accented with French tulle and white satin streamers.

Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held in the Fellowship Hall of the church.

September 23, 1962  State (published as The State THE COLUMBIA RECORD) 
 Columbia, South Carolina
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