Meridian Star


June 1, 2014

Upchurch, McAlister

MERIDIAN —     Katie Beth McAlister of Collinsville and Samuel Harvin Upchurch of Livingston, Ala. were married Saturday, June 8, 2013, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Meridian with Rev. Francis Cosgrove officiating.

    Parents of the couple are Richie and Alma McAlister of Collinsville and Bob and Dianna Upchurch of Livingston, Ala.

    Grandparents are Claire Rougelot and the late Will P. Rougelot of Memphis, Tenn. and the late Mazelle McAlister and Richard McAlister Sr. of Meridian.

    Grandparents of the bridegroom are Grace (BeBe) Williams and the late Samuel P. Williams of Columbia, Ala. and the late Robert P. Upchurch and Helen Upchurch of Livingston, Ala.

    Music for the ceremony was provided by organist and pianist, Barry Germany and vocalist, Wendy Redoblado.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

    Maid of honor was Mandy Mae McAlister of Collinsville, sister of the bride.

    Other attendants were Allison Davis of Collinsville, Sommer Webb of Collinsville, Leigh-Taylor Wamble of Oxford, Ashley Warren of Tusla, Okla., and Brittany Graham of Collinsville.

    Caroline Upchurch of Livingston, Ala. was flower girl.

    Bob Upchurch of Livingston, Ala. was the best man.

    Groomsmen were Robert Upchurch of Livingston, Ala.; John Upchurch of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Russell Keene, Erik Shirley, and John Griffith, all of Meridian.

    Ushers were Richie McAlister III and Rusty McAlister, both of Collinsville; Howard Rhodes of Livingston, Ala.; and Shane Martin of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

    William Upchurch of Livingston, Ala. was ring bearer.

    Candice Keene was the wedding director.

    Program attendants were Melanie Wessels, Katie Arnold, Alex Arnold, Jonathan Arnold and Allison Arnold.

    A reception was held at St. Patrick Family Life Center following the ceremony.

    Assisting at the reception was Mark Chandler of Meridian.

    After a honeymoon in Orlando, Fla., the couple resides in Meridian.

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