Sarah Gillis and Ross Quinn

Published 6:00 am Sunday, March 27, 2016

Mr. and Mrs. William Francis Gillis of Columbus announce the marriage of their daughter, Sarah Virden Gillis, to Matthew Ross Quinn, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Wilson Quinn of Memphis.

The couple exchanged vows at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Columbus with the Rev. Sandra DePriest and the Very Rev. Anne Harris officiating.

Participants in the ceremony included Taylor Lassiter Ash, lector; Jeremy Shane Adcock, organist; Cory Ferraez and Jace Ferraez, soloists; and Jennifer Blair Bailey, coordinator.

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Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a formal luncheon reception at their home in Columbus. On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Old Waverly in West Point. 

The bride is the granddaughter of the late Mr. Joseph Willis Martin and his widow, Martha, the late Mrs. Frank Joseph Alvarez of Greenville, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Francis Gillis of Ormond Beach, Florida, and Greenville.

The groom is the grandson of the late Chief Master Sgt. and Mrs. Benjamin Coley Morgan of Charleston, and Mrs. William Murray Quinn and the late Mr. Quinn of Memphis.

Escorted by her father and given in marriage by both parents, the bride was attended by Mrs. Thomas Richard DeBray Jr., of Birmingham, Alabama.

The groom was attended by his father.

The groom’s niece, Madeline Seay Quinn, was the flower girl, and her brother, William Morgan Quinn Jr., served as the ring bearer. Ushers were the bride’s brothers, William Francis Gillis Jr., of Dallas, Texas, and Joseph Adams Gillis of Austin, Texas, and the groom’s brothers, William Morgan Quinn of Memphis, Tennessee, and Alexander Martin Quinn of Birmingham, Alabama. 

After a honeymoon in Seaside, Florida, the couple will be at home in Oxford.