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Mr. and Mrs. Lee J. Vernon (Sheila Dye)
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Sheila Dye of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Lee J. Vernon of Martinsville were married on April 21 at Country Club of Hilton Head in Hilton Head, S.C. The Rev. Jim Boyd, brother-in-law of the bride, performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Lucille Dye of High Point, N.C., and the late Dewey L. Dye. She is the granddaughter of the late Lucy and Robert Burris and Inez and Ned Dye.
The bridegroom is the son of the late Gordon L. and Mildred F. Vernon. He is the grandson of the late James Vernon, Mattie B. Preston, Jordan Fulton and Mary Hairston.
The bride was escorted by her son, Brenton Taylor Washington of Winston-Salem. She wore a gold and ivory lace gown with crystal beading and sequins, and a chapel-length train. She wore a veil with lace and beads, and she carried a bouquet of calla lilies.
Sonja D. Boyd of High Point, N.C., sister of the bride, was the matron of honor. She wore a black off-the-shoulder bandage dress and carried a bouquet of calla lilies.
Keith Burgess of Midlothian was the best man.
Ushers were nephews of the bridegroom Michael J. Moore of Hollywood, Calif., and Jason Cox of Studio City, Calif.
Kathy Lynn Boone sang.
A reception was held at the country club.
The couple took a honeymoon in Aruba.
They live in Martinsville and Winston-Salem.
The bride is a 1977 graduate of T. Wingate Andrews High School and a 1981 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in radiologic science. She is employed by Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals in Wilmington, Del.
The bridegroom is a 1979 graduate of Martinsville High School and a 1983 graduate of Wake Forest University with a degree in English. He is employed by Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Danville.
Prior to the wedding, the couple was honored on the following occasions: January, an engagement party in Mitchellville, Md., hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Cox; April, a luncheon at Goodyear Tire and Rubber, hosted by the employees of the shipping department; April, a dinner at Fox and Hound Restaurant in Winston-Salem, hosted by William Lucas; April, a wine and cheese reception at the Nissen Building in Winston-Salem, hosted by Suzy Baxter and Susan Dabbs; April, a rehearsal dinner at Frankie Bones Restaurant in Hilton Head, hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Ray Cox; and in April, a breakfast at Plantation Cafe in Hilton Head, hosted by Mr. and Mrs. James Chitty.