Mr. and Mrs. Justin Lyn Bentley

Ashley Lynn Roberts and Justin Lyn Bentley were married

Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Pinson Memorial United

Methodist Church in Sylvester, Georgia. The Reverend

Dale Thornton of St. Mary’s officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eligah Dice

Roberts of Sylvester. Ashley is the granddaughter of both

the late Mr. George Emory Swindle and Mrs. Margaret

Swindle Darsey and the late John Darsey all of Lakeland,

Georgia and the late Mr. and Mrs. Cager Roberts of


The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lowell

Spurlin of Sylvester and Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Lyn Bentley of

Sumner. Justin is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry

Thornton Veal of Norman Park and the late Johnny Howard

Gray of Sumner and Mrs. Carolyn Suggs Bentley and the

late Mr. Tillman Travis Bentley of Sumner.

The bride was escorted by her father and presented

in marriage by her parents. Close friends and family members

honored Ashley as attendants. Ashley Burch Denton

and Julia Hendrix Steed served as Matrons of Honor and

Sara Elizabeth Ray served as Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids

included Jill Lovein Roberts, Morgan Coley Bentley, Madison

Lindsey Bentley and Sara Ashlyn Morris. Emory Rebecca

Roberts served as the Flower girl. Honorary

Bridesmaids included Joy Coleman Houldridge, Leslie

Maxwell Dunn, Michelle Catherine Rash and Vicky Marie


Father of the groom, Mickey Lyn Bentley, served as

Best Man. Serving as Groomsmen were Thomas Michael

Spurlin, Thomas Lowell “Tuck” Spurlin, Leland Dice

Roberts, Al Dean Gibbs, Ryan Allen McGough, Bryan Scott

Bridges, John Curtis Majeski, Charles Henry Majeski III, Jeremy

Scott Ford and Glen Dale Price Jr.

Wedding music was presented by Rebecca Anderson,

pianist, and Judy Coleman and Loyd Shaw, vocalists. Program

attendants included Savannah and Maggie Ray and

the guestbook was attended by Smith Shaw.

The bride wore a wedding gown of natural and coffee

dupioni silk and lace couture gown by Justin Alexander.

The A-line sleek silhouette gown featured a modified strapless

sweetheart neckline of silk fabric accented by beads

and lace ornaments. Tiny quarter inch buttons adorned

the back of the dress. The waistline was accented with a

wide sash that flowed into a large bow softly draping at the

side of the full skirt that reached the floor length chapel

train. The bride wore a pearl and Swarovski crystal head

piece along with an ivory finger tip angel cut veil which was

adorned with cream pearls and Swarovski crystals along

the edge.

The reception was held at Southern Woods Plantation,

hosted by the bride’s parents immediately following the

six o’clock ceremony. Music was provided by Loose Chain

of Atlanta, Georgia and catering provided by Kay Blalock of

Albany, Georgia. Following a relaxing honeymoon, the couple

resides in Tifton, Georgia.