KEWANEE - Laura Beth Faulkner and Joseph Bock White were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony March 3, 2007, at Kewanee Missionary Baptist Church in Kewanee.
The bride is the daughter of Sam and Marcy Faulkner of Laforge. She is the granddaughter of Loyne and Ann Simpson of Lilbourn and the late Hugh and Mary Faulkner.
Parents of the bridegroom are George and Beverly White of East Prairie. He is the grandson of Robert "Bock" and Bealuh White of Eddyville, Ky. and the late Milburn and and Lillian Green.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents.
Matrons of honor were Amanda Sexton of Dexter and Lisa Cox of Laforge, sisters of the bride. Bridesmaids were Allison Davis of Sikeston, Melissa Altmix of Marion, Ill., Elizabeth Harrell of New Madrid and Leslie Sutton of Matthews. Junior bridesmaid was Alexa Nordwald of East Prairie. Junior bride was Caitie Cox, daughter of Chris and Lisa Cox of Laforge. Flower girls were JuliAnn Faulkner, daughter of Samuel Faulkner of Kewanee, Mattie White, daughter of Josh and Julie White of Hardin, Ky. and Emma and Rhylee Nordwald, daughters of Nick and Shaelynn Nordwald of East Prairie. Programs were presented by Alexa and Allyson Garner of Laforge.
Josh White of Hardin and Nick Nordwald of East Prairie, brother and brother-in-
law of the groom, served as best men. Groomsmen were Justin Martin of Sikeston, David Kirby of East Prairie, Zack Smith of Hardin and Samuel Faulkner of Kewanee. Connor Nordwald of East Prairie was junior groomsman. Junior groom was Wade Sexton of Dexter.
Vocalists were Lisa Cox and Daniel Sexton. Jacob and Shelly Johnson of Sikeston provided sound and music.
A reception was held following the ceremony at the Southern Comfort Building in New Madrid. Servers were Debbie Russell of New Madrid and Stephanie Garner of Laforge.
Following a honeymoon to Hilton Head Island, S.C., the new Mr. and Mrs. Bock White are making their home in Sikeston.