CAPE GIRARDEAU - Rhonda Lynn Beard and Airman Basic Matthew Milton Dockins were united in marriage in a 5 p.m. ceremony Dec. 27, 2004, at VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Randy Heckman performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Carrol and Sandra Pettit-King of Cape Girardeau and Ronald Wayne Beard of Morley.
Parents of the bridegroom are Terry Dockins of Sikeston and Carmen Dockins of Cape Girardeau.
Given in marriage by her mother, the bride was also attended by her sister, Rashanda Sanders of Jackson as maid of honor.
Terry Dockins served his son as best man.
The wedding reception was held in the VFW hall following the ceremony.
A 2002 graduate of Shawnee High School in Wolf Lake, Ill., the bride is assistant manager for Dollar General in Cape Girardeau.
The bridegroom, a 2004 graduate of Sikeston High School, is serving with the U.S. Air Force and will be stationed in Utah in February, where the couple will reside during his tour of duty.