Beaumonters Attend Rites And Reception

Mr. and Mrs. Tyrrell Garth, Mr. and Mrs. Tyrrell Garth, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Kyle Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tyrrell, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tyrrell, Jr., Miss Elizabeth Tyrrell, Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Beckenstine attended the wedding Saturday in Houston of Mrs. J.W. Garth’s granddaughter, Miss Lettalou Garth and Richard Culbertson Whittington, of Oklahoma.

The candlelight ceremony took place Saturday evening in Palmer Memorial church with the Rev. Thomas Summers and the Rev. Stanley Smith officiating.

Greens, Easter lilies and bridal tapers adorned the church.

The bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Tyrrell Garth of Houston, formerly of Beaumont, was given in marriage by her father. She wore a champagne embroidered Swiss batiste gown with a basque of tiny tucks and Peter Pan collar. The short sleeves and billowing skirt which [sic] were edged in Valenciennes lace. She wore a veil of imported illusion and from a cap of lace ruffles. She carried green orchids and white freesias.

Miss Gayle Garth was her cousin’s maid of honor.

Mrs. John Kirby Ewing, the matron of honor, and the bridesmaids, Misses Jonelle Buckley, Patricia Corrigan, Carolyn Montgomery, Peggy Jo White, Dorothy Wilson, and the groom’s sister, Miss Emily Lee Whittington.

Eugene Whittington, Jr., was the best man, and David Ball, Jr., Floyd E. Ford, Jr., Dudley Lowery, Byron Potter, Jr., Albert Mager, Dick Story, Donald Canfield, and Benjamin Looney ushered.

At the reception, which followed at the Houston Country Club, the bride’s table held a double ring cake and a tall silver epergne filled with white hydrangeas and Hahn ivy. The house party included Mrs. Sam R. Bertron, Jr., Mrs. Charles Richards, Misses Peggy Mullins, Johnelle DeBreuys, Grace Gordon, Mary Lucy Pope, Mary Falk and Elizabeth Tyrrell.

Source: Beaumont Journal, March 15, 1948.

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