The Wilson Times

Sunday, December 15, 2013 8:49 PM


Sarah Battle Peters and Matthew Bradford Allgood of Athens, Ga., were married Saturday at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Wilson. The Rev. Dr. Thomas Jeans Watkins officiated at the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hyman Walston Peters of Wilson. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Edward Kirkland Jr. of Wilson and Augustus Winniett Peters of Wilson and the late Mrs. Peters. She graduated from Greenfield School and the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech communication and a Master of Education degree in adult education. She is the assistant director of scholarships at Watson Brown Foundation in Thomson, Ga.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carlas Bradford Allgood of Watkinsville, Ga., and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas Smith of Watkinsville and Mrs. Henry Bradford Allgood of Athens and the late Mr. Allgood. He graduated from Oconee County High School and the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in risk management and insurance. He is a student at Georgia Regents University in Augusta pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore the gown that was worn by her paternal grandmother, the late Sarah Walston Peters, made by Madame Barnes. For her headpiece, she chose her mother’s wedding veil.

Maid of honor was Elizabeth Paxton Peters of Raleigh, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Katherine Sue Crosby of Athens; Anna Jane Hesmer Franklin of Raleigh; Anna Wooten Gauss of Atlanta; Elizabeth Murray Johnson of Merritt Island, Fla.; Christina Allgood Jordan of Athens, sister of the groom; Gardner Kirkland Orr of Raleigh; Mary Riddick Gauss Stallworth of Atlanta; and Bethany Thomas Shingleton of Asheville.

Best man was the groom’s father. Groomsmen were Andrew Riley Brown of Nashville, Tenn.; Andrew David Jordan of Athens; Matthew Ryan Goyen of Watkinsville; David Bradley Frink of Oxford, Miss.; James Paul Finley Jr. of Buford, Ga.; Dr. Michael Alan Johnson of Merritt Island; Justin Duke Llewallyn of Watkinsville; and Asher Arlington Payne of Athens.

Wedding music was provided by Joan Brownd Gibbs, organist, and Dr. William Butts Boles, trumpeter. Program attendant was Eliza Eborn Bridgers. Directors were Mary Telford Piggott and Susan Estes Jones.

A reception at The Wilsonian followed the ceremony. Hosts were the bride’s parents.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Wilson Country Club. A dance hosted by family and friends of the bride and groom followed the dinner. Earlier in the day, a bridesmaids’ luncheon was given at the home of Eliza Lamm Gauss. Other hostesses were Sherrie Senter Bridgers, LeeLee Kirkland King, Terry Jones Kirkland and Janet Kirkland Rehm.

Mr. and Mrs. Allgood are taking a wedding trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and San Francisco, Calif. They will live in Augusta.


Nov. 29: A luncheon honoring the bride was held at the home of Martha Kirkland Walston. Other hostesses were Jean Walston Neese, Betty Lou Walston and Martha Kirkland Walston.

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