Thompson - Gustafson

Kathleen McAlhany Thompson and Bruce Daniel Gustafson, both of Branchville, S.C., were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Branchville Christian Church in Branchville.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Lucius (Jenny) Thompson of Branchville. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Isaac Clyde McAlhany and the late Mr. and Mrs. Homer Mallard Thompson, all of Branchville.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Franklin (Kendra) Gustafson of Ehrhardt, S.C. and Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Wayne (Greta) Brown of Blackville, S.C. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Winn of Richmond Hill, GA; the late Ms. Edith Hill of Jackson, S.C. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Claude Rentz of Ehrhardt.

Reverend Jerry Craig Thompson officiated the ceremony.

The bride was given in marriage by her father.

Maid of honor was Lauren Elizabeth Thompson of Charleston, S.C., sister of the bride.

Bridesmaids were Ashley Nicole Asbell of Athens, GA, cousin of the bride; Juliana Kathleen Beeks of Mount Pleasant, S.C., cousin of the bride; Kira Elizabeth Campbell of Columbia, S.C., cousin of the bride; Corbin Leigh Childs of Dayton, OH, friend of the bride; Jessica Marie Collins of Raleigh, N.C., friend of the bride; Alex Funchess Creel of Reevesville, S.C., cousin of the bride; Jodi Michelle Mewborne of Elberton, GA, friend of the bride; KaAnn Lee Murray of Myrtle Beach, SC., cousin of the bride and Shelley Gustafson Reeves of Jackson, sister of the groom.

Honorary bridesmaid was Kelli Jo McAlhany of Columbia, cousin of the bride.

The groom’s father served as best man.

Groomsmen were Gregory Paul Clark of Columbia, friend of the groom; Shawn Manuel Fairey of Branchville, cousin of the bride; Caleb Franklin Gustafson of Aiken, S.C., brother of the groom; Caufman Embree Hall of Bamberg, S.C., friend of the groom; William Corey Herndon of Beaufort, S.C., friend of the groom; Henry Lawrence Herndon, III, of Beaufort, friend of the groom; Martin Lee McCully of Bamberg, friend of the groom; Martin Lanier Padgett of Charleston, friend of the groom and Nicholas Jarvis Pinckney, Jr., of Branchville, cousin of the bride.

Junior usher was Nicholas Jarvis Pinckney, III, cousin of the bride.

Flower girl was Lizzie Cecelia Boan, friend of the bride.

Program attendants were Shields Fair Fairey and Mary Grace Pinckney, cousins of the bride.


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