50 years ago: Godfrey-Powell wedding wraps up an eventful January

In the Feb. 8, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

“We congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Donald Campbell (Natalie) on the arrival of a daughter Susan Mitylene in Kingston, Jamaica, on Jan. 24, weighing 8 pounds, 5 ounces.

“Arrivals for the weekend were Mr. Lee Borden from Islamorada, Florida, on a business trip. Mrs. Haraline Bush from New York, Miss Margaret Rose Bush from New York and Mr. Bronson Ebanks from National Bulk Carriers.

“Messrs. Robert Ebanks and Rex Ford left on Jan. 31 for jobs with National Bulk Carriers.

“Rev. John Croft, pastor of the Pilgrim Holiness Church left on the 4th for a conference in Barbados.

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“Mrs. Emmie Bush arrived on the 5th from Tampa after visiting six months with her son and his family there.

“Mr. Benson Ebanks Jr. returned on the 5th from Jamaica, where he received medical aid and is much improved.

“Mr. John Bush died at his home on the 3rd having been confined to his bed for several months. He was 87 years of age. His wife preceded him in death several years ago. Surviving are five sons and eight daughters. The funeral service was conducted at his home by Rev. Ruth Bowman. Interment was in the West Bay cemetery.”

In the Feb. 15 issue, Ms. Yates wrote:

“There was a lovely wedding on the 31st at the Pilgrim Holiness Church with Rev. John officiating when Mr. David Neils Godfrey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ashley Godfrey, took as his bride Miss Sarah Olsie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Powell, who was very charming in her gown of taffeta covered with lace and net. She carried a lace bouquet in the shape of a fan, with a white rose with gold ribbons hanging.

“Miss Pat Forbes was Maid of Honour, dressed in pink. The bridesmaids were Marguerite Ebanks, dressed in pink, Marcia Hydes in yellow, Camena Bush in blue, Lois McLean in pink, Hope Bodden in yellow and Jen Godfrey in aqua. Mr. Nickerson Godfrey was best man and there were seven groomsmen. The bride was given in marriage by her father. A shower was held at which she received many presents.”

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