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Lauren Nicole Fordham of Snow Hill and Steven Andrew Sowers of Walstonburg were married Dec. 14 in a 5:30 p.m. ceremony at Bethel Free Will Baptist Church in Kinston. The Rev. Chris Truett officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory O’Neal Fordham of Snow Hill. She is the granddaughter of Barbara Fordham of Kinston and the late Cecil Fordham; the Rev. Gordon and Mary Lou Jones Sebastian of Wilson; and the late Carroll Jones of Snow Hill. She graduated from Bethel Christian Academy and East Carolina University with a degree in family and community services. She is a financial services representative with the State Employees Credit Union in Snow Hill.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Earl Sowers of Walstonburg and the grandson of Cindy Owens Moye of Walstonburg and the late Douglas Moye and the late Mr. and Mrs. Earl Sowers of Snow Hill. He graduated from Greene Central High School, Lenior Community College with an Associate of Arts degree and Pitt Community College and has a construction management degree. He is a grade foreman with Barnhill Contractors in Tarboro and Rocky Mount.

The bride was escorted by her father. Maid of honor was Brianna LouRae Jones of Snow Hill, cousin of the bride. Bridesmaids were Amy Moye Wiggins of Wilson, cousin of the groom; Bridgette Wiggins Becton of Deep Run; Julie Christina Gray of Kinston; Ashley Lauren Huggins of Kinston; Briley Paige Jones of Snow Hill, cousin of the bride; and Kimberly Rae Taylor of Kinston. Flower girl was Meredith Lynlee Kennedy of Hookerton.

Best man was the father of the groom. Groomsmen were Weslyn Moye Sowers of Walstonburg, brother of the groom; Justin O’Neal Fordham of Snow Hill, brother of the bride; Donald Rudolph Blizzard Jr., of Stantonsburg; Ashton Blake Sutton of Snow Hill; Matthew West Gay of Walstonburg; and Zacharia Harris Wiggins of Wilson. Ring bearer was William Moye Wiggins of Wilson, cousin of the groom.

A reception at Olivia’s in Kinston followed the ceremony. Hosts were the bride’s parents.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents were hosts for a rehearsal dinner at Olivia’s.

Mr. and Mrs. Sowers took a wedding trip to Charleston, S.C. They live in Snow Hill.

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