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Vows Exchanged

Melanie Ann Hanks, of Hampden-Sydney, daughter of Annie Mae Pope, of Rice, and Richard Franklin Hanks, of Elizabeth City, NC, and Eugene Carson Lester, of Hampden-Sydney, son of Vada Ilene Yoder, of Hampden-Sydney, and the late James Marvin Yoder, were married on March 29 at Pisgah Baptist Church.

The Reverend Earl Wallace, pastor of the church, officiated at the double-ring ceremony.

The bride, given in marriage by her father and mother, wore a royal blue dress with empire waistline and accented with silver sequins. She carried a bouquet of white roses and blue spring flowers.

Flower girl was Miss Madeline Ann-Marie Baldwin, daughter of the bride.

A reception was held in the church reception hall.

The couple will reside in Hampden-Sydney.

The bride graduated from Fluvanna High School in 1998. She is employed as a receptionist for the Ridge Animal Hospital.

The groom is the owner of Farmville Towing.