Story, Hedgepeth marry in Franklin

Published 11:16 am Tuesday, February 14, 2012

FRANKLIN, Va. – Sara Beth Story and Alvin Thomas Hedgepeth were married on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. at Sycamore Baptist Church in Franklin, VA.

Sara is the daughter of Janet and Glenn Joyner of Carrsville, VA. She is the granddaughter of Peggy Mulder and the late Ruben “Jake” Mulder Jr. and Rubin Story and the late Nell Story, all of Franklin.

Alvin is the son of James and Priscilla Hedgepeth of Conway. He is the grandson of the late Alvin and Dorothy Bridgers of Severn and the late James and Pat Hedgepeth of Conway.

Dr. Roger D. Crump, Pastor of Sycamore Baptist Church, officiated the ceremony. The bride was escorted by her step-father and given in marriage by her mother and step-father.

Wendy McCourry and Carolyn Bunn, both aunts of the bride, were Mistresses of Ceremonies. Ashley Story and Lauren Story served as their sister’s Maids of Honor. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Joyner, cousin of the bride, Samantha Hedgepeth, sister of the groom, and Jenny Hedgepeth, sister-in-law of the groom. The flower girls were Chloe Bunn, cousin of the bride, and Reagan Howell, family friend of the groom.

James Hedgepeth, father of the groom, served as the best man. Groomsmen were James Hedgepeth Jr., brother of the groom, Brian Cross, cousin of the bride, Jason Howell, friend of the groom, and Blake Sumner, friend of the groom.

Ushers were Taylor Joyner, step-brother of the bride, and Lance Morgan Jr., family friend of the bride. The Ring Bearer was Ryan O’neal, family friend of the bride. The Program and Guest Book attendant was Meghan Shoaf, sister of the groom.

Following the wedding, a reception was held at Southampton Agricultural Center. Reception greeters were Renee Wrenn and Carol Jones, family friends of the bride.

The couple will make their home in Murfreesboro.



On June 18 an engagement party was given by the bride’s family at the home of Carolyn and Bryant Bunn.

On October 1 a tea party was given by Wendy McCourry and Marilyn Ray, both aunts of the bride, at Old English Tea Room.

On October 23 a bridal shower was given by Ashley Story, Jennifer Joyner, Samantha Hedgepeth, Jenny Hedgepeth, Carol Jones, and Renee Wrenn.

On November 12 a Christmas shower was hosted by Lauren Story and Jennifer Joyner.

A couple’s shower was given on November 26 by Wanda and Chuck Brothers.

On December 6 a bridal shower was given by the groom’s friends of Conway, NC.

An after rehearsal dinner was given by the groom’s parents.