Jessica Lin Dyar of Aiken, SC and Clifford Paul James of Grovetown, GA were married October 13, 2012, in South Aiken Baptist Church, Aiken, SC. The bride was given in marriage by her father, Rev. Michael Dyar. The Revs. Michael Dyar and Rich Bowen officiated.
The bride is a daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Michael Dyar of Aiken, SC. She is a granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Festus Hawkins and the late James Dyar and the late Jo Nell Thrasher Cox.
The bridegroom is a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John E. James, Sr. of Grovetown, Ga. He is a grandson of the late Cluese Hardy and Ruby Axon and the late Mr. and Mrs. George James, Sr.
Sarah Dyar, sister of the bride, of Charleston, SC was the maid of honor. Merica Dyar, sister-in-law of the bride, of Simpsonville, SC was the matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Lindsay Bryant of Greenville, SC, cousin of the bride; Mary Beth Miller of Greenville, SC, cousin of the bride; Melissa Kidd of Aiken, SC, cousin of the bride; Megan Gmerick of Aiken, SC, friend of the bride; Carley Martin of Aiken, SC, friend of the bride and Alyssa Martin of Aiken, SC, friend of the bride. Junior bridesmaid was Savannah Dyar of Simpsonville, SC, niece of the bride.
Johhny James of Grovetown,Ga. and Timmy James of North Augusta, SC, brothers of the groom, were the best men.
Groomsmen were Stephen M. Dyar, brother of the bride, of Simpsonville, SC; Colby James, nephew of the groom; Robbie Johnson, nephew of the groom, of Grovetown, Ga.; Rick Doyle, cousin of the groom; Paul Owen, nephew of the groom, of Grovetown, Ga.; Tyler Miller, cousin of the bride, of Greenville, SC and Juda Owen, nephew of the groom, of Grovetown, Ga.
Stephen W. Dyar, nephew of the bride, of Simpsonville, SC was the ringbearer. Abigail and Samantha Owen, nieces of the groom, of Grovetown, Ga. were the flower girls.
Following a reception in South Aiken Baptist gymnasium, the couple left for a wedding trip to Augusta, Ga.
They will reside in Grovetown, Ga.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of South Aiken High School. She studied youth ministry at Charleston Southern University. She has been a licensed cosmetologist for 13 years and is the former owner of Jessica’s Hair Gallery in Aiken.
The bridegroom is a 1989 graduate of Harlem High School. He is a veteran USAF/ Desert Storm. He is employed by Quad Graphics in Evans, Ga.