shumake - davis

Les Shumake, Jr. of Olive Branch and Katarina Sitton Shumake of Olive Branch are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, April Christine Shumake, to Kelly Owen Davis of Memphis, son of Jay Davis and the late Gayle Richards Davis of Princeton, Ky.

The wedding was May 17, 2015 at Destin Bay House in Destin, Fla. with Rev. Luke Saunders, NextGen pastor in Orchard Fellowship Church in Memphis.

April is graduate of Olive Branch High School, a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in hospitality management and the University of Alabama at Birmingham graduate with a Master of Business Administration.

She is employed as Director of Marketing for Influence Health, Birmingham, Ala.

April is the granddaughter of Ms. Carolyn Chain Shumake and the late Dr. Les Shumake of Germantown, Tenn. and Ms. Jill Hall Sitton and the late Lake Sitton of Olive Branch.

Kelly is a Caldwell County High School, Princeton, Ky., graduate, a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance and the University of Memphis graduate with a Master of Science in Sport and Leisure Commerce. He is Director of Regional Development for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Matrons of honor were Rachel Shumake Hewer, sister of the bride, Memphis; and Suzanne Eleazer Pirkle, college roommate and friend of bride, Birmingham, Ala., Anna Freeland McGrath, Little Rock, Ark., college friend of bride; Cara Mann Powell, Tuscaloosa, Ala., friend of the bride; Mary Allison Lachaussee, Olive Branch, childhood friend of the bride; Jayme Lauren Davis, Bowling Green, Ky., sister of the groom.

 Serving as best man was Jay Davis, father of the groom. The groomsmen were Dan Stephens, Clarksville, Tenn., college teammate of groom; Rusty Phillips, Memphis, friend of groom; Tripp Shumake, Austin, Texas, brother of the bride;Colin Shumake, Indianapolis, Ind., brother of the bride; Jonathan Creal Waddell, Growling Green, Ky, future brother in law of groom.

The reception location was at Destin Bay House, Destin, Fla. The wedding trip was to St. Lucia Island.