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Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas (Candace Richardson)
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Candace Richardson and James Thomas, both of Martinsville, were married on June 29 at the Spencer-Penn Centre. Elder Jacques Moody performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Dillard of Martinsville and Ronnie Broger of Irving, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Annie Richardson of Southerlin and the late John Richardson and the step-granddaughter of Carmil Dillard of Ridgeway and the late William Dillard.
The bridegroom is the son of James Peterson of Brooklyn, N.Y., and the late Annie D. Thomas. He is the grandson of Annie L. Thomas of Bassett.
The bride was escorted by her father and stepfather.
Maid of honor was sister of the bride Kiana Dillard of Martinsville.
Bridesmaids were sister of the bridegroom Jada Thomas of Bassett, MyJeena Jones of Martinsville and Renita Mayhan of Collinsville.
Junior bridesmaid was cousin of the bride Alisha Quarles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Quarles of Stafford.
Best man was nephew of the bridegroom Isiah Thomas of Bassett.
Groomsmen were brother of the bride Simeon Dillard of Martinsville, cousin of the bride Joshua Smith of Ridgeway and nephew of the bridegroom Dante Thomas of Bassett.
Ring bearer was son of the bride and bridegroom JaCari Thomas.
A program of wedding music was performed by singers Courtney Carter and father of the bride Vincent Dillard and pianist Minister Joshua Wilkerson, all of Martinsville.
A reception was held at the Spencer-Penn Centre.
The couple took a honeymoon in Atlanta.
They live in Martinsville.
The bride is a private duty Certified Nurse’s Assistant.
The bridegroom is employed by Hanes Brand.
Prior to the wedding, the couple were honored with two bridal showers: on April 13 at Clarence’s Steak House, hosted by Wyvette Dillard and Valarie Cary, and on April 27 at the home of the mother of the bride, hosted by Kiana Dillard.