Rowan Wedding

Courtney Jean Turner and Shane Alexander Rowan, Auburn, AL., were united in matrimony in a simple but moving afternoon wedding August 8th, 2015 at Beulah Baptist Church, Dadeville, Al. The Rev. Timothy Davis officiated with remarks and benediction offered by the brides grandfather, Johnny F. Turner. Courtney is the daughter of Troy and Barbara Turner, Greenville, S.C., and Gregory and Barbara Nell Mcbride, Auburn, Al. She is the granddaughter of Johnny and Jeanie Turner, Dadeville, Al.; Barbara and Dennis Dibben, Independence, MO., and the late James Forrest Ledbetter, Sr. Courtney is a graduate of Piedra Vista High School, Farmington, N.M. She has attended San Juan Community College, Farmington, N.M. and Southern Union Community College, Auburn, Al. She is employed with Four Seasons Credit Union, Opelika, Al. Shane is the son of Hosea Milbourn-Rowan and Betty Rowan, Opelika, AL. He is the grandson of the late John Milbourn and Diane Lyles, and the late Bobby and Faye Waldrop, all of Opelika. The bride, given in marriage by her father, looked radiant in a simple strapless floor length gown of white satin featuring a belt of sequins and seen pearls; her fingertip veil was secured with pearl clips; she carried a bouquet of white hydrangea with baby’s breath. Audrey Kay Cross, Auburn, assisted her sister as Matron of Honor; other attendants were McKenzie Johnson, sister of groom and Morgan Turner, both of Opelika, AL; Kendall Hatfield, Birmingham, Al. They wore day length, sleeveless frocks of periwinkle blue, pearl earrings from the bride, and carried bouquets of ice blue hydrangea. The flower girl, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Stringfellow, Opelika, cousin of the groom, looked adorable in her white “Sunday” dress. The ring bearer, Brody Cross, nephew of bride, was attired in miniature as the groomsmen. Jason Rowan acted as his brother’s best man; other groomsmen were: Shane Turner, brother of the bride, Phillip (P.J.) Cross; L.B. Stringfellow; and Blake Smith, all of Opelika, Al. A reception following the ceremony was in the church social hall. The couple honeymooned in Chattanooga, TN. and now reside in Opelika, Al.

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