Carole Anne (Cook) and Louis Weldon Hammond II

Carole Anne Cook, of Knoxville, daughter of Bobbie Ann Cook, of Alcoa, and the late Henry O. Keaton, was united in marriage with Louis Weldon Hammond II, of Hampton, Va., son of Louis and Loretta Thomas Hammond, of Columbia, S.C., Sept. 5 at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Alcoa. Elder Leander Blackmon, of St. Peter Primitive Baptist Church of Alcoa, and the Rev. Dr. Samuel Lewis, of Columbia, S.C., officiated.

Karen D. Gramann, sister of the bride, of Jefferson City, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Kartika Gibson, of Charleston, S.C., Crystal Tuft and Tawanna Evans, both of Alcoa, and Silvia Williams, of Columbia, S.C.

The bride was escorted by Dr. Rickey Leon Goins, of Atlanta.

Tianna N’shay Crawford, of Knoxville, was flower girl. Robert L. Stevenson III, of Orlando, Fla., was ring bearer.

Robert A. Johnson, of Columbia, S.C., was best man. Groomsmen were Kerry Gilliam, of Columbia, S.C., Harold Riley II, of Greensboro, N.C., Reginald Thomas II, of Charlotte, N.C., and Robert Stevenson II, of Orlando, Fla.

A reception was held at the Airport Hilton Hotel.

After a wedding trip to Omni Grove Inn, Asheville, N.C., the couple are living in Knoxville.

The bride is a graduate of Alcoa High School and Tennessee Technological University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering. She is employed by the state of Tennessee property assessments.

The bridegroom is a graduate of Richland High School. He is a graduate of Norfolk State University in Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and of South Carolina State University with a master’s degree in transportation engineering. He is employed by Martek Global.

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