orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

September 14, 2011

Hill Marries Sanders

Staff reports
The Orange Leader

Starkville, Mississippi — Myranda Anne Hill became the bride of David Alan Sanders on July 23, 2011. The double ring ceremony was at Calvary Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas. Officiating the wedding was Dr. Fred Smith, pastor of the church.

Myranda is the daughter of Randy and Reba Hill of Tyler. Her grandparents are Robert and Sue Brothers and Wayne and Jackie Hill.

David is the son of Alan and Myra Sanders of Orange. His grandparents are Judy McClelland and Lynwood Sanders.

Providing the bridal entry music was pianist Judy McClelland. A solo was sung by Konnie Hill, sister-in-law of the bride, accompanied on guitar by Kerry Balltzglier. A duet was sung by Katie Sanders, sister-of-the-groom and Wes McClelland, uncle of the groom.

Serving in the bridal party was Molly Hill, maid of honor and sister of the bride. Bridesmaids included Amy Frazier, Becky Fletcher, Konnie Hill, Katie Sanders, and Holly Sanders, sister-in-law of the groom.

Aaron Sanders, brother of the groom, served as the best man. Groomsmen were Jonathan Wilson, Michael Smith, Justin Weir, Bob Austin, and Michael McConathy. Ushers were brothers of the bride, William Hill, Joshua Hill, and Preston Hill.

Katelyn Hill and Carly Hill, nieces of the bride, were flower girls. Ethan Sanders, nephew of the groom, served as the ring bearer.

Jay Butler, cousin of the bride, and Luke Domas, cousin of the groom, were the candle lighters.

 A dinner reception was held following the ceremony at One Realtor Center in Tyler. Serving in the house party were Amanda Bellar, Alli Clark, Holly Edwards, Kristi Franks, Misty Garrett, Shelby Hale, Gina Hartman, Colleen Lake, Jenny Lassiter, Stacie Pestrak, Sheridan Smith, Alysia Wilson, and Sarah Wilson.

Myranda is a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tennessee, and Northwestern State University, in Natchitoches, Louisiana. She is the women’s assistant soccer coach at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi.

David graduated from Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School, Lamar University, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He is teaching and coaching at Starkville Academy High School in Starkville, Mississippi. Both Myranda and David have earned their masters degrees in sports administration.

Wedding showers were given by family and friends of the couple in Tyler and in Orange. The rehearsal dinner was given by the groom’s parents at The Jalapeño Tree Restaurant in Tyler.

Following their honeymoon on the islands of St. Thomas, the Sanders are making their home in Starkville, Mississippi.