Crooks, Bates Exchange Wedding Vows

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry D. “Jay” Crooks, Jr. of Benton, Louisiana, joyfully announce the marriage of their daughter, Anna Abigail Crooks, to Thomas Parrish Bates, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven F. Bates of Winnfield, Louisiana. The wedding took place at Cedar Croft Plantation in Greenwood, Louisiana, on May 27, 2017, at 11 o’clock in the morning. The Reverend Steven Smithson of Winnfield, Louisiana officiated the wedding ceremony. The bride was radiant in her pearl-embellished gown as she was escorted by her father down a brick walkway lined with daylilies while the song, “Two Becoming One”, was sung by the Reverend Gregg Gober and Emily Birdwell, both of Bossier City, Louisiana. A prayer was given by the Reverend John Fream of Benton, Louisiana, and a scripture passage was read by the Reverend John Holland of Winnfield, Louisiana.


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