Friday, January 30, 2009

Leveritt and Sally - 02June1946

Church Rites Unite Zelda Walters and R.L.Massey

The marriage of Miss Zelda (Sally) Walters, daughter of Mrs Ida Mae Walters, of Livingston to Raymond Leveritt Massey, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Massey of Beaumont, was solemnized at 9:00 o’clock Sunday evening June 2, 1946 at the Magnolia Park Assembly of God in Houston with Rev. E. M. Yeats officiating.

The alter space was adorned with gladiolas and asters illuminated by burning white tapers in floor standards. Lawrence Warren rendered the solo, “I Love You Truly,” accompanied by Mrs. Warren at the piano who also played the wedding march.

The bride, given in marriage by her brother, Reuel, wore a bridal gown of slipper satin, styled with a fitted bodice, long tapering sleeves inserted with lace and a lace inserted train. An orange blossom, sweetheart style head gear capped her long veil of illusion and she carried a bouquet of white gladiolas.

Miss Inez Walters, who was the maid of honor, wore a blue colenese crepe. Bridesmaids were: Mrs Edith Floe Cobb and Miss Fannie Enloe of Houston and they were gowned alike in pink celense crepe with a matching veil headdress and each carried a bouquet of gladioliias.

Best man was Earl Massey, brother of the groom, and groomsmen were: John Thomas of Livingston, Uncle of the groom, and Jack Alford of Beaumont. Ushers were Hollis Walters, brother of the bride, and Billy Walters, cousin of the bride.

Mrs. Ida Mae Walters, mother of the bride, chose a black crape frock with matching accessories and Mrs. E. L. Massey, mother of the groom, wore a black pin-stripe suit with black and white accessories. both wore corsages of gerbera daisies.

The home of Mrs. Pat Morgan, where the sister of the bride reside, was the scene for he reception which followed the ceremony. The serving table was laid out with a lace table cloth over pink satin and held the brides bouquet and a four tier wedding cake, embossed with pink roses and topped with a miniature bride and groom. Assorted flowers were also placed at vantage points throughout the reception rooms. The house party included: Mrs. Pat Morgan and Mrs. Robert Welz of Houston and Mrs. John Thomas of Livingston.

The former Miss Walters graduated from the Livingston High School in 1944, attended the Durham’s Business College in Houston and is now employed in the office of the County superintendent.

The groom is a graduate of South Park High School of Beaumont, attended the Lamar College of Beaumont and was discharged from the U. S. Marine Corps in October 1945.

Following the return from the wedding trip the couple will make their home in Livingston.


This was transcribed from a newspaper clipping kept in Sally and Leveritt’s wedding memories book.

They were interviewed at 10:15 AM on June 8 1946 on the KPRC radio station’s “Bride of the Week” program. (This was before KPRC became an FM station.)

Their memory book also notes that Sally was sunburned while crabbing at Sabine, Texas. Not sure how many were caught or if they were eaten.

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