Today for Wedding Wednesday I would like to feature my grandparents Robert & Marie Cox. They were married June 10, 1945. This is a transcript of the news paper write up.
“Miss Jewel Marie Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben L Smith of Boaz became the bride of Petty Officer Robert S Cox son of Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Cox June 10.The ceremony was performed at the home of the groom’s grandmother Mrs. R.O. Gamble, Boaz, with Rev. W.L. Stallings officiating.
An altar of greenery arranged with baskets of white gladioli and pink rosebuds and wrought iron candelabras with burning tapers formed the background for the ceremony. The candles were lighted by Miss Flora Mae Stone and Miss Josephine Gamble.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a white lace trimmed silk pique dress with a sweetheart neckline. Her only ornament was a single strand of pearls. She carried a white prayer book covered with gardenias and rosebuds with satin streamers tied with forget-me-nots.
Mrs. Richard a Wilson, matron of honor, wore and ice blue crêpe dress.
James Earl Battles, shipmate of the groom, served as best man.
A reception followed the ceremony. The bride’s lace-covered table was centered with a wedding cake encircled with gardenias. Assisting in serving were Mrs. Woodrow Wells, Mrs. Oscar Gamble, Mrs. Albert Gamble, Mrs. Veamon Moultrie and Mrs. George Gamble.
Later in the evening the couple left for Mobile where the groom waited assignment to a ship. The bride is now living in Gadsden with her parents until the groom returns.”