Dunbar & Jones

CAMILLA — Altheia Lynn Jones became the bride of Charlie Dunbar, III Nov. 4 at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Camilla with the Rev. Jermaine King officiating. The bride was given in marriage by her parents, B.J. and Annie Lee Jones of Camilla. Her grandparents are the late Charsie Dye and Willie Albert Saxon, Sr. and the late Buddy and Leila Jones of Camilla. The groom’s parents are Arleatha Dunbar and the late Charlie Dunbar, Jr. of Thomasville. His grandparents are the late Ananias and Arletha Hopkins and the late Charlie and Ida Mae Dunbar of Thomasville. Elizabeth Jenkins decorated the church with flowers from John Rogers Florist of Pelham. Providing the wedding music were pianist, organist and soloist Corneilus Mullins; Janie Mullins who sang “The Lord’s Prayer;” and the Jones family, all of Camilla, who sang “Order My Steps.” Keisha Saxon of Youngstown, Ohio, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor, and Jacqulyn Crawford of Columbus, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. They were attired in Victorian lilac A-line gowns, each with a beaded band at the neckline and down the back of the gown. Bridesmaids were Whitney Sullivan of Thomasville, niece of the groom, and Chamere Oliver of Valdosta. They were attired in Victorian lilac “V” neckline halters accented with beads and side pleats with A-line skirts. Junior bridesmaids were Alexia Brown of Valdosta, niece of the bride, and Maria Dunbar of Thomasville, daughter of the groom. They wore Victorian lilac A-line gowns, each accented with a band at the top and down the back skirt accented with crystals and beads. Flower girls were Charsie Johnson of Jacksonville, Fla., niece of the bride; Celesttisha Reynolds of Valdosta; and Jamee Williams of Thomasville. Best man was the groom’s father. Groomsmen were Walter Guyton, Roscoe Dunbar, Sr., the uncle of the groom, and Christopher Hopkins, the cousin of the groom, of Thomasville. Junior groomsmen were B.J. Jones Jr. of Camilla, the brother of the bride, and Jaquez Crawford of Columbus, the nephew of the bride. Ushers were Tony Saxon and Marlon Jackson of Camilla; Corey Jones of Eufaula; and Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Jr. of Warner Robins. Ring bearer was Jalen Dunbar of Thomasville, cousin of the groom; Bible bearer was Trinity Jackson and bell ringer was Makiah Martin, cousins of the bride, both of Camilla. The bride chose a regal ivory satin gown designed with a plunging deep “V” neckline in front and back and accented with beaded embroidery. The embroidery was separated at the slim waistline and continued down the semi-cathedral train by decorating the two sides of the split train, with covered buttons in the center. The skirt featured box pleats with the embroidery on the inside. Her fingertip ivory bridal illusion was attached to a headpiece of crystals and bugle beads. Bobbie Marcus of Camilla was wedding director, and photographer was Melvin Johnson of Johnson’s Photography in Thomasville. A reception was given at The Camilla Depot. Hostesses were Jennifer Jones and Yamanda Reynolds of Valdosta; Lela Johnson of Jacksonville, Fla.; Brittany Jones of Eufaula, Ala.; and Berrilyn Saxon of Camilla. After a one-week honeymoon in Atlanta, they are living in Thomasville. The bride is a graduate of Mitchell-Baker High School in Camilla and Valdosta State University. She is employed by The Valdosta Daily Times as a telesales representative and legal clerk. The groom is a graduate of Thomas County Central in Thomasville and is pastor of Day Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Valdosta.

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