Barkley, Thomas united in marriage

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By The Staff

Helen Franks and Earnest Barkley Jr. of Gretna, along with Sharon Brinson Thomas and the late Ronnie Martin Thomas Sr. of Quincy, are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Reshawn Barkley and Ronnie Martin Thomas Jr.

The bride is a graduate of Gadsden Couny schools and earned her bachelor's degree in business economics at FAMU and her master's at Mercer University in Atlanta. She is employed as a private wealth advisor with SunTrust Bank.

The groom is also a graduate of Gadsden County schools, and earned a bachelor's degree in health science at FAMU. He is employed as a high school teacher and football coach in Stockbridge,Ga., and serves as youth pastor at Greater St. Peter AME Church in Jonesboro, Ga.

The couple was married Dec. 27, 2008 at New Mt. Zion AME Church in Tallahassee. After a Western Caribbean cruise, the couple will make their home in McDonough, Ga.