Margaret Sumner Lowery and Robert Charles Southwell, both of Rock Hill, SC, were married Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Neely's Creek ARP Church in Rock Hill. The 4 p.m. ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Dr. Shelton P. Sanford, III, along with the Rev. L. Calvin Draffin. A reception followed at The Beaty Barn in Rock Hill.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Franklin Lowery, Jr. of Rock Hill. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Robert Ernest Sumner and the late Dr. Sumner; the late Mr. and Mrs. Loyce Edward Haws; and the late Mr. Lewis Franklin Lowery, Sr. She graduated in 2011 from Clemson University and in 2014 with a Master's from Winthrop University. She is employed by the Rock Hill School District as a kindergarten teacher at Finley Road Elementary School.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Saunders Southwell. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Owen Southwell and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edgar Williams, Jr. He graduated in 2010 from York Technical College with a degree in Associated Technology. He is employed by the City of Rock Hill.
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Matrons of Honor were Elizabeth Beacham Lowery, sister-in-law of the bride of Wilmington, NC, and Jennifer Nicole Lowery, sister-in-law of the bride of Bluffton, SC. Bridesmaids were Sally Southwell Berger, sister of the groom of Rock Hill, SC; Amanda Shillinglaw Hucks of Chester, SC; Kendall Blair Salley of Columbia, SC; Anna Beth Smiley Harbeson of North Augusta, SC; Kaylee Renee Maddox of Rock Hill, SC; Chelsea Rae Thomas of Greenville,
SC, and Brooke Allen Totherow of Rock Hill, SC. Junior Bridesmaid was Elizabeth Stevens Barbery of Rock Hill, SC. Honorary Bridesmaids were Clair Malony Forsberg of Charleston, SC; Laura Alexis Randall of Atlanta, GA; Kristin Louise Jensen of Greenville, SC, and Martha Frances Weber of Rock Hill, SC. Flower Girls were Anne Wells Lowery, niece of the bride of Wilmington, NC, and Elizabeth Marie Lowery, niece of the bride of Wilmington, NC.
Best man was Stephen Saunders Southwell, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Jonathan Craig Bell of Columbia, SC; Matthew Douglas Burris of Rock Hill, SC; Brandon Ross Berger of Rock Hill, SC; Joshua Allen Demarest of Rock Hill, SC; Bryan Michael Gardner of Rock Hill, SC; Robert Edward Lowery, brother of the bride of Bluffton, SC; Lewis Franklin Lowery, III, brother of the bride of Wilmington, NC, and Daniel Charles Williams of Greenville, SC. After a honeymoon at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the couple now live in Rock Hill.