The bride is the mother of Sarah Nichole Earls Dodson and Kaden Lenn Earls and is the grandmother of Charity Nichole Niki Dodson and Nathaniel John Dodson, all of Cleveland.
She is the daughter of Jackie and Gail Stafford Baxter of Cleveland and the late Gary “Stalk” Lenn Stafford. She is the granddaughter of the late Ruby Jewell Gates Stafford and the late Myrtle King Walker.
She is the sister of Paula G. Stafford of Cleveland and the late Tamara Lynn Stafford Jones Varnell. She is the stepsister of Gina Baxter of Cleveland and the late Greg Baxter. She has a special adopted sister, Katy Yawn of Georgia.
The bridegroom is the father of Micheal Andrew Rogers of Cleveland and Racha Michelle Rogers of Benton. He is the grandfather of Autumn Cheyenne Rogers of Cleveland and Riley Elaine Rogers of Arkansas. He is the son of Martha Jean Eaton Rogers Benson Moats of Cleveland and the late Cecil Benson and Robert Thomas Rogers Sr. of Riceville. He is the grandson of the late Nay Stewart Rogers of Cleveland and the late Estella Ruth Goodner Rogers and of his special friend/mother/grandmother Ruth Rogers.
The wedding was officiated by Ronnie Pearson. The bride was given in marriage by her stepfather, Mr. Baxter, and her son, Kaden. Nuptial music was presented by the pastor’s wife, Rebecca Pearson, and the bridegroom’s cousin, Marcus Shaw, who also served as usher.
The bride’s sister, Paula, attended her as maid of honor and her daughter, Sarah, was her bridesmaid.
Flower girl and ring bearer were the bride’s grandchildren, Niki Dodson and John Dodson.
The bridegroom’s son, Micheal Rogers, served as his best man. Tom Burke was groomsman.
The reception was given in the church fellowship hall by the bride’s daughter, Sarah, and the bridegroom’s cousin, Marcus. The bride’s adopted sister, Katy, served.
The bride’s niece, Theda “Tay” Yawn of Georgia, kept the guest book. Michele McNabb, a friend of the bridal couple, did the photography.
After a wedding trip to Bryson City, N.C., the couple is at home in Cleveland.