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Family: Jack Gray Rich/Rebecca Gail Gilreath (F150)

m. 5 Nov 1966


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  • Father | Male
    Jack Gray Rich

    Born  26 Nov 1935  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Christened  16 Aug 1936  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     
    Married  5 Nov 1966  [1]  47 Covington Road, Avondale Estates, Dekalb County, Georgia, USA  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Robert "Lloyd" Rich, Sr. | F83 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Cecil Harrell | F83 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Rebecca Gail Gilreath

    Born  28 Jul 1940  1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     
    Other Spouse  Thomas William Barefield | F157 
    Married  30 Jun 1962  510 D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Jennings "Bryan" Gilreath | F87 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Abigail Bumgarner | F87 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Female
    Frances "Gail" Rich

    Born  14 Oct 1967  450 North Candler Street, Decatur, Dekalb County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Robert Patrick Nestor, Jr. | F112 
    Married  11 Jan 1997  2200 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Female
    Living

    Born     
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    Spouse  Living | F97 
    Married     

  • Notes  Married:
    • Wedding Announcement:

      "Saturday, November 5th, at 4 o'clock, in the First Baptist Church of Avondale Estates, was the scene of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gray Rich. Mrs. Rich was the former Rebecca Gail Barefield of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, daughter of Mrs. J. B. Gilreath. Mr. Rich, of Bainbridge, Ga., is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Rich, Sr. The Reverend Truett Gannon, pastor, performed the impressive double ring ceremony.
      The interior of the church was lovely with green and white decorations. Two fern trees were centered with a large white arrangement of mums and gladioli.
      Prior to the entrance of the wedding party, a program of nuptial music was presented by Miss Betty Sharpe, organist, and Mrs. Jeanine Andrews, soloist. Mrs. Andrews sang "Because" and at the close of the ceremony she sang "The Lord's Prayer".
      The bride was attended by Mr. Rich niece, Miss Cecile Partee of Bainbridge, Georgia. She wore a dress and coat of aqua silk and carried long stemmed yellow roses.
      The best man was Mr. Rich's father, R. L. Rich, Sr., of Bainbridge, Ga., and the ushers included R. L. Rich Jr., James E. Partee, Billy K. Reynolds, and Lee Parker, of Bainbridge, Ga., and R. M. Murphy and C. L. Straughan of Atlanta, Ga.
      The bride was beautiful in a three piece pale yellow silk suit. She carried a bridal bouquet of white gardenias.
      The bride's mother was ill, and unable to attend the ceremony. The family was represented by Mrs. I. C. Meadows, a very close friend. She wore a suit of pink silk and a corsage of yellow roses.
      Mrs. Rich, mother of the Groom, wore a suit of green silk, and her corsage was also of yellow roses.
      Following the ceremony was the reception, held in the church reception room. Mrs. James Partee kept the Bride's book and Miss Frances Rich of Dallas, Texas greeted the guests. The four tiered wedding cake was served by Mrs. R. L. Rich Jr., and punch was served by Mrs. Roscoe Simpson of Macon, niece of the groom, and Miss Gudy Ellison, of Atlanta, former roommate of the bride.
      Out of town guests included Mr. & Mrs. R. L. Rich, Sr., Mr & Mrs. R. L. Rich Jr., Bob, Joe, and Sue, Mr. & Mrs. James E. Partee, Jimmy and Cecile, Mr. & Mrs. Sonny Jeffords, Mr. Lee Parker. Misses Betty and Barbara Tonge, and Miss Sue Sims, all of Bainbridge, Ga. Miss Frances Rich of Dallas, Texas. Mr. & Mrs. Roscoe Simpson of Macon, Ga., and Mr. & Mrs. Henry G. Absher of Charlotte, North Carolina.
      Following the reception the bride and groom left for a wedding trip to South Florida and Nassau. The bride wore a three piece ensemble of green tweed with leather trim, and blending accessories.
      The couple will be at home at 1610 Line Street, Decatur, Ga."

    News Article:
    • "Terrace dance honors bridal pair, Miss Barefield & Mr. Rich:
      A lovely terrace dance Saturday night, October 22, honored Miss Becky Barefield and Mr. Jack Rich, both of Atlanta, whose marriage will be an event of Saturday in Atlanta.
      The party was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Rich, Jr. Hosts for the occasion were Mr. and Mrs. Billy Reynolds, Mr. and Mrs. James Partee and Mr. and Mrs. Rich.
      Original and clever Hallowe'en decorations in the home and on lantern-lighted terrace were featured. On each side of the front door stood a tall brass candlestick with candles, and lighted pumpkins. Arrangements of orange and yellow zinnias and hawthorne berries continued the color scheme at focal points in the home. The dining table was overlaid with a yellow cloth with dark green runner and was appointed with four brass candlesticks holding large green candles. A harvest arrangement centered the table. Assortments of hors d'oeuvres were served from a tall, tiered wooden tray in the den and from the buffet in the dining room.
      As the guests arrived they were given Hallowe'en masks. On the terrace where dancing was enjoyed, the Hallowe'en motif also prevailed, complete with huge spiderwebs and monster spiders. Jack-o'-lanterns and lantern standards lighted the terrace area and yard. Punch was served from a huge black iron pot placed in banks of flame-colored hawthorne berries. The table held wrought iron candlesticks, with burning orange candles, and a black ceramic cat.
      Friends of the future bride and groom composed the guest list, including the following from out of town: Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Strong [Straughan], Atlanta, Mr. Herb Heiserer, Dallas, Texas, Miss Pam Horner, San Francisco, California, Mr. and Mrs. Hal Haddock, Damascus, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Brockett, Atlanta, and Mr. and Mrs. Graham Holt, Tallahassee, Florida."
    • "Athletic Club Scene of Rich-Barefield Rehearsal Dinner: Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Rich Sr. were hosts on Friday night, November 4, at the Athletic Club in Atlanta for the rehearsal dinner for the Rich-Barefield wedding.

      Gorgeous arrangements of pink gladiola and white mums accented the color scheme of pink and white. Places were marked with corsages of pink camellias on pink place cards. The party table held six candelabra, each with four burning tapers.

      Guests besides the bride-elect, Miss Becky Barefield, and bride-groom elect, Jack Rich were: Miss Frances Rich of Dallas, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Rich, Jr. and Bob, Sue and Joe, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Partee, Cecile and Jimmy and Mr. and Mrs. Billy Reynolds, all of Bainbridge.

      Rev. and Mrs. Gannon, Mr. and Mrs. C L. Straughn, Miss Ellison, Miss Betty Sharpe, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Andrews, Tommy Mobley of Atlanta and Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Simpson of Macon."

    Marriage Announcement:
    • "Miss Barefield is bride of Mr. Rich in Atlanta Ceremony:

      The First Baptist Church of Avondale Estates, Atlanta, was the scene at four o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday, November 5 for the wedding of Rebecca Gail Barefield, of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, daughter of Mrs. Jennings Bryan Gilreath, and Jack Gray Rich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lloyd Rich, of Bainbridge.

      The double ring ceremony was performed by the pastor, the Reverend Truitt Gannon. The interior of the church was lovely with its predominating color scheme of green and white in the decorations which were highlighted by a large white arrangement of mums and gladioli flanked by fern trees.

      Prior to the entrance of the wedding party, a program of nuptial music was presented by Miss Betty Sharpe, organist, and Mrs. Jeanine Andrews, soloist, who sang "Because" and, at the conclusion of the ceremony, The Lord's Prayer.

      The bride was beautiful in her three piece pale yellow silk suit. She carried a bridal bouguet of white gardenias.

      Her only attendant was Miss Cecile Partee, niece of the groom. She wore a dress and coat of aqua silk and carried long stemmed yellow roses.

      Robert Lloyd Rich, of Bainbridge was his son's best man. Ushers were Robert Lloyd Rich, Jr., James E. Partee, Billy K. Reynolds and Lee Parker, all of Bainbridge, and William M. Murphy and C. L. Straughan of Atlanta.

      The bride's mother was ill and unable to attend the ceremony. The family was represented by Mrs. Ivalee C. Meadows, a very close friend. Mrs. Meadows wore a suit of pink silk, with corsage of yellow roses.

      Mrs. Rich, mother of the groom, chose a suit of green silk, with which she wore a corsage of yellow roses.

      Following the ceremony a reception was held in the reception room of the church. Mrs. James Partee kept the bride's book, and guests were greeted by Miss Frances Rich, sister of the groom, of Dallas, Texas.

      The four-tiered wedding cake was served by Mrs. R. L. Rich, Jr. Mrs. Ralph F. Simpson, of Macon, niece of the groom, and Miss Judy Ellison, of Atlanta, former roommate of the bride served punch.

      Following the reception the bride and groom left for a wedding trip to South Florida and Nassau. The bride wore for traveling a three piece ensemble of green tweed with leather trim and blending accessories and a white gardenia corsage. The couple is at home at 1610 Line Street, Decatur.

      Out-of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Rich, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Rich, Jr., Bob, Joe and Sue Rich, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Partee, Jimmy and Cecile Partee, Mr. and Mrs. Billy K. Reynolds, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Jester, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Jeffords, Jr., Mr. Lee Parker, Misses Betty and Barbara Tongue and Sue Simms, all of Bainbridge, Miss Frances Rich, Dallas, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Simpson, of Macon and Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Absher, of Charlotte, North Carolina."

  • Sources 
    1. [S795] Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, (Vital Records, Atlanta, Georgia), certificate of marriage for Jack Gray Rich and Rebecca Gail Barefield (1966), state file no. 44995, G-1:328.