BioM: Hicks, Vickie Louise (1955)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Hicks, Grap, Barclift, Cunningham,
Burch, Hayes, Abernathy, Fowler, Hendley, Utley, Brown Jones,
Gates, Smith, Hoesly
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) June 23, 1955
Hicks, Vickie Louise (Marriage - 17 June
a candlelight ceremony Friday evening at 7 o’clock in Trinity
Methodist Church, Miss Vickie Louise Hicks became the bride of
Wayne Franklin Grap. Reverend C. D. Barclift officiated in
the double-ring rites. The wedding took place at Durham, North
bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Hicks of Durham, and
the groom is the son of Mrs. Alice Grap of Neillsville,
Prior to the ceremony, Mrs. Bert Cunningham,
organist, and Miss Martha Burch, cousin of the bride, soloist,
presented a program of wedding music.
vows were spoken before a background of Oregon ferns and palms,
interspersed with seven branch candelabra, holding cathedral
candles. Floor baskets of white gladioli, peonies, asters and baby
breath were used on each side of the altar, and a white satin
priedieu completed the decoration.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose
for her wedding a dress of Chantilly lace and nylon tulle,
featuring a fitted bodice, high neckline and long fitted sleeves
ending in calla points over the wrists. The full skirt of
Nylon tulle was accented with lace inset panels. Her veil of
silk illusion fell from a matching Chantilly lace coronet, and she
carried a bouquet of stephanotis, bride’s roses and pompons,
centered with a purple throated white orchid.
Maid of honor was Miss Lucille Hayes.
Miss Nancy Hicks, sister of the bride, served as
junior bridesmaid. Bridesmaids were Miss Janice Abernathy,
Miss Jeanette Fowler, and Miss Jean Hendley.
Best man for the groom was Arnold V. Utley.
Ushers were Cecil Brown, Mike Jones, Caliborne Hicks, Jr. , cousin
of the bride, Newport News, Va., and W. E. Gates, Jr., cousin
of the bride.
Immediately following the ceremony, the
bride’s parents entertained at a reception in the church
couple will be at home at 411 State Street, Neillsville,
bride received her education in the Durham city schools, and the
groom is a graduate of the Neillsville High
Out of town guests included Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Hicks, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Smith, Portsmouth, Va., Miss Ann Hoesly, Franklin H. Grap, Madison, Wis.
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