Published 12:00 am Friday, May 23, 2008

Amanda Rutledge Prescott of Demopolis and Wesley Hunter Powell, of Linden, were married March 15 at the First Baptist Church in Demopolis with Dr. Rex Kent officiating the 5 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Edward Ballard, of Demopolis, and Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Monroe Prescott Jr., of Prattville. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Wilma Rutledge, of Uniontown, and the late Mr. Walter Rutledge, the late Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Monroe Prescott Sr., of Birmingham, Mrs. Nell Ree Ballard, of Demopolis, and the late Mr. Grady Dale Ballard.

Parents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Powell III, of Linden. He is the grandson of Mrs. Sue F. Powell, of Linden, and the late Mr. William H. Powell Jr., Mr. Dennis L. Gaddy, of Hot Springs Village, Ark., and the late Mrs. Shirley Gaddy.

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Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore and strapless a-line gown of ivory satin with a chapel-length train.

The bride was attended by Claire Cameron Bell, of Demopolis, as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Mandy Murray Jones, Alicia Renee Barrineau and Bethany Ann Murphy of Tuscaloosa; Lisa Shannon Hill and Elizabeth Etheridge Trotter, of Demopolis; Kea Brown Calame of Selma; and Leah Danielle Wilson of Charleston, S.C.

William Henry Powell III, father of the groom, served the groom as best man. Groomsmen were William Henry Powell IV, of Meridian, brother of the groom; Jason Paul Coshatt, of Aliceville; Michael Thomas Geeslin, of Nashville; Paul Warren Young, of Linden; John Tuman Allen, of Pensacola; Michael Thomas Trotter, of Demopolis; and Joshua Ray Thornhill, of Tuscaloosa.

The flower girl was Abbey Grace Cameron, of Demopolis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cameron; and ring bearer was Jay Bell, of Demopolis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rodney Bell.

After a trip to Jamaica, the couple will live in Tuscaloosa.