Mary Abigail Hill and Charles Robert Means III were married on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at six o’clock in the evening at Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church in Kinston, North Carolina. The Reverend Allen Michael Singer officiated. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride. On Friday evening, a rehearsal dinner and dance was hosted by the groom’s parents at the Kinston Country Club.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Britt Hill of Kinston, North Carolina. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Duffy Dennis of Ayden, North Carolina, Mrs. Robert O’Neil Hill, senior and the late Mr. Robert O’Neil Hill, senior of Hookerton, North Carolina. She is a graduate of Arendell Parrott Academy in Kinston. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina where she is pursuing a Masters Degree in Business Administration. She is a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and was presented by the Terpsichorean Club of Raleigh in 2010.
The groom is the son of Doctor and Mrs. Charles Robert Means, junior of Greenville, North Carolina. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Paul LaRoque of Kinston, Mrs. Mary Jane Means of Greenville and the late Lieutenant Colonel Charles Robert Means, senior of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He is a graduate of Arendell Parrott Academy in Kinston and received a Bachelor of Science and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from East Carolina University in Greenville. He is a Financial Analyst with Discovery Insurance.
Escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, the bride was attended by Claire Elizabeth Hill, sister of the bride, of Raleigh, North Carolina as maid of honor and Caroline Hill Mooring, sister of the bride, of Kinston as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Kathryn Kennedy Edwards of Kinston, Rachel Elizabeth Felton of Goldsboro, North Carolina, Teryn Elizabeth Means, sister of the groom, of Greenville, Anna Musselwhite Owen of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Meredith Anne Moyer of Oxford, North Carolina, Rachel Allen Rawl of Greenville, and Tyler Lee Woodard of Wilmington, North Carolina. Eva Caroline Mooring, niece of the bride, of Kinston served as flower girl.
Doctor Charles Robert Means, junior, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were William Cameron Beaman, Creighton Jeffrey Davis, Wiley Loren Edwards, junior, Jason Alexander Jarman, Jonathan Thomas Jarman, Edward Trent Mooring, brother-in-law of the bride, and Nathan Templeton Perry of Kinston, Jonathan Tate Mooring and Adam Thomas Sugg of LaGrange, North Carolina, and Joseph William Owen of Chapel Hill. Edward Britt Mooring, nephew of the bride, served as honorary ring bearer.
Also assisting for the wedding were Abigail Hendrix Jones and Sophia Elizabeth Jones of Weddington, North Carolina as program attendants, Anna Yvonne Sale as crucifer, Julia Wright Grady and Anne Grayson Lindley as acolytes all of Kinston and Elizabeth Straley Mills of Raleigh as register attendant. Mr. Linwood Hugh Pollock of Kinston and Doctor Isaac Brown Southerland of Morehead City, North Carolina served as readers.
Other festivities for the couple included a Cocktail Party hosted by friends at the home of Doctor Robin Edwards and Mr. Ward Whitfield, and a Kitchen Shower hosted by Mrs. Sandra Felton, Miss Rachel Felton, Miss Claire Hill, Mrs. Nina Hill and Mrs. Caroline Mooring at the Mooring home. A Bridal Luncheon was hosted by Mrs. Beth Edwards, Mrs. Susan S. Grady, Mrs. Cathy Sale, and Mrs. Carol Southerland at the Edwards home.
Following a wedding trip to Saint Barthelemy the couple will reside in Greenville, North Carolina.