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Patricia Scarlett and Stanley Ferguson Sr.

Patricia Dowis Scarlett and Stanley Robert Ferguson Sr. were united in marriage at 1 p.m. April 19, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Gainesville. The bride is the daughter of Nancy G. Dowis of Gainesville.

Damon Hendrix performed the ceremony. Violinist Kenny Lambert presented a program of wedding music.

The bride was presented in marriage by her brothers, Bob and Gordon Dowis. The bride’s mother Nancy G. Dowis of Gainesville was matron of honor. The bride’s friends Vicki Hilton and Laquita Heath and cousin Dawn Malone were maids of honor. The groom’s granddaughters were the flower and bubble girls.

The groom’s brother Robert Ferguson and son Erik Ferguson were the best men. Groomsmen were the groom’s nephew Gordon Ferguson Jr. and grandson Caleb Ferguson and the bride’s nephew Geoffery Dowis. The groom’s friend Willis H. Rice was the ring bearer.

The bride’s mother gave a reception in Gainesville following the ceremony.

Following a honeymoon to Helen, the couple reside in Gainesville.

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