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Samuel Thomas Rhodes Danielle Morris Abeyounis

    Samuel Thomas Rhodes        Danielle Morris Abeyounis
Samuel Thomas Rhodes
Danielle Morris Abeyounis
Danielle Morris Abeyounis and Samuel Thomas Rhodes were united in marriage on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Rocky Mount. Jim Bell officiated the double-ring ceremony. The bride was escorted by her step-father, Eddie James.
The bride is the daughter of the late George Joseph Abeyounis, Jr. of Bethel and Tammy and Eddie James of Belvoir. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Joseph Abeyounis and the late Mr. and Mrs. Norman Douglas House of Bethel, and Mr. Eugene James and the late Mrs. Patsy James of Belvoir.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Reid Jefferson Rhodes of Rocky Mount. He is the grandson of the late Samuel Jefferson Rhodes, Jr. and Vivian Bryan Rhodes of Rocky Mount, and the late Hubert Vance Denning and Christine Pleasants Denning of Smithfield.
Matrons of honor were Mary Carson and Kristin Shaw, sisters of the bride. Bridesmaids were Kaitlyn James, Suzanne Sharpton, Caroline Boyd, Candice Strother, Brittany Rawls, Beth Crawford and Haley Batchelor. Junior bridesmaid was Logan Shaw, niece of the bride. Flower girl was Riley Jo Shaw, niece of the bride.
Best man was Reid Rhodes, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Walt Sharpton, Cameron Dudley, Scott Gunn, John Banks Powell, Clay Hester, Wilson Koontz, Buch Tomlinson, Webb Bostic and Ben Matthews. Ring bearer was Landon Shaw, nephew of the bride.
A reception was held at Benvenue Country Club, Rocky Mount. The rehearsal dinner was held at Tarboro Brewing Company, Tarboro.
A bridal luncheon was held at Benvenue Country Club on Friday, April 8, 2016. A groomsmen’s luncheon was held on Saturday, April 9th at Lou Reda’s- an American Table hosted by parents of the groom. An engagement party was held on February 6th at the home of Leslie and Paul Bauer hosted by Rocky Mount friends of the bride and groom. A bridal shower was held on March 13th at the home of the bride’s parents given by her matrons of honor. A bridal shower was held on March 5th at the home of Kristin Shaw, matron of honor, given by family of the bride. A luncheon and shower was held on March 4th at the John Hackney Agency of Rocky Mount given by coworker’s of the groom.
The weekend of December 4-6, a bachelor party was held in New Orleans, LA hosted by the groomsmen. The weekend of March 17-20, a bachelorette party was held in Charlottesville, VA hosted by the bridesmaids.
The bride is a graduate of East Carolina University. She is a Human Resource Benefits Manager at Boice-Willis Clinic, Rocky Mount.
The groom is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an Insurance Agent at John Hackney Insurance of Rocky Mount.
After a honeymoon to Antigua, the couple have made their home in Raleigh, NC.


Bless your heart
Bless your heart