Erin Leigh Dempsey of Rocky Mount, NC, and Thomas Alan Miniard, Jr. of Raleigh, NC, were married October 20, 2012, in Rocky Mount, NC. The bride was given in marriage by her father. The Reverend Robert Eric Bergland and Dr. Phillip Norwood officiated.


The bride is a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Howard Dempsey, Jr. of Rocky Mount, NC. She is a granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edward Simmons and Mrs. Lawrence Howard Dempsey, Sr. and the late Mr. Lawrence Howard Dempsey, Sr.


The bridegroom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Alan Miniard, Sr. of Aiken, SC. He is a grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Dunn, Sr. and Mrs. Roy A. Miniard, Sr. and the late Mr. Roy A. Miniard, Sr.


Mrs. Hadley Dempsey Gross of Isle of Palms, SC, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Sherrill Kester Dempsey of Charlotte, NC, the brideís sister-in-law; Mrs. Mandy Harris Stone of Apex, NC, a friend of the bride; Miss Amy Jo Inter of Cary, NC, a friend of the bride; and Mrs. Jillian Karly Jenks of Apex, NC, a friend of the bride.


Mr. Thomas Alan Miniard Sr. of Aiken, SC, was the best man. Groomsmen were Mr. Robert Davis Miniard of Aiken, SC, the groomís brother; Mr. Jacob Wesley Miniard of Aiken, SC, the groomís brother; Mr. Lawrence Howard (Trey) Dempsey III, brother of the bride; Mr. Chad Russell Stone of Apex, NC, a friend of the groom; and Mr. Darian Kyi Foster of Midlothian, VA, a friend of the groom.


Following a reception in Benvenue Country Club, the couple will be leaving for a wedding trip to Antigua.


They will reside in Raleigh, NC.


The bride is a 1998 graduate of Rocky Mount Academy. She is a graduate of High Point University with a degree in Interior Design.


The bridegroom is a 1998 graduate of Aiken High School. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in Sports Management.