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Miss Barbara Tucker Weds PFC Edgar W. Delia

  Miss Barbara Tucker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Traub of Baltimore. Md.. formerly of Hattiesburg, and PFC Edgar W. Delia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. D. Delia, Memorial Drive, were married at 8 p. m. Saturday, Dec. 19.
   The wedding took place In the home of the bride's uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon McInnis, 136 West Eighth St. Rev. Paul Leber, pastor or Purvis Baptist Church, officiated at the double ring ceremony.
   The bride was given In marriage by Sam Keith, her cousin. Mrs. Joe Probst of Purvis was matron or honor, and Paul Holder, uncle of the bridegroom, was best man. The home was decorated with candelabra, palms, baskets of white chrysanthemums, white stock and gladioli.
   The bride wore a light gray Rothmoor suit with a white blouse and a hat, trimmed in white sequins and pearls. She carried a white Bible topped by a white orchid. white satin streamers, tied in lover's knots and lilies-of-the-valley, cascaded from the flower.
   Mrs. Probst wore a navy suit with white blouse and white sequin-trimmed hat. Her corsage was of ice blue carnations.
   For her daughter's wedding, Mrs. Traub wore a black suit with white accessories. Mrs. Delia chose a blue suit with white accessories. Both mothers wore corsages of white carnation.
   The candles were lighted by Vernon McInnis and Roland Loper. All men wore white carnation boutonnières with their suits.
   An Informal reception was held after the ceremony. The bride's table was overlaid with a hand-crocheted cloth. In the center was a three-tiered, white wedding cake topped by a replica of a bridal couple. Surrounding the base of the cake were clusters of white carnations. The cake was flanged by crystal candelabra with white tapers.
   After the first slice of cake was cut by the couple, it was cut and served by Mrs. Roland Loper, Miss June Collier and Mrs. Sam Keith served the punch.
   After the reception, the couple left for the Gulf Coast and points In Alabama. For traveling the bride wore her wedding suit and the orchid from her bridal bouquet for her corsage.
   The couple will live in Columbus, Ga. where the bridegroom is stationed at Ft. Benning, Ga. Private Delia is a member of the 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Team.
   Prenuptial courtesies honoring the bride included two miscellaneous showers In Baltimore and a shower given at the home of Mrs., Roland Loper here. The rehearsal supper was held at the home of the bridegroom's parents. Guests included the entire wedding party and close relatives of the couple. The couple presented gifts to their attendants at this time.

[Hattiesburg American, Hattiesburg, MS, 11 Jan 1954, Mon, Page 3]

[courtesy of Gene Phillips]

Grave marker for Edgar W. Delia in Highland Cemetery, Hattiesburg (Forrest county), Mississippi.

Edgar enlisted in the Army on 2 October 1942 and served in the 508th Airborne Combat Team.

Sgt Delia was discharged from the Army on 30 August 1955.

Wallace Delia Joins Parents' Nursery Staff

 Edgar Wallace Delia is now associated with Delia's Magnolia State Nurseries and Florist as manager of landscaping, tree surgery and spraying departments.
  Announcement of his association in the business was made today by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Delia, owners. Young Delia is a graduate of Forrest County AHS, Pearl River Junior College and McNeese State College, Lake Charles, La.
   He lettered two years in football at both PRC and McNeese. He was president of the Agriculture Club at Pearl River and received his BS degree from McNeese in horticulture. He was a member of the McNeese M Club and while in school there participated in rose and hemerocallis shows sponsored by Lake Charles garden clubs.
   Delia served three years as a paratrooper before entering college. He is married to the former Barbara Tucker of Hattiesburg. They are the parents of two daughters, Becke, age 5, and Beth, age 2. The Delias are members of the Baptist church.

HATTIESBURG Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Episcopal Church of the Ascension for Edgar Wallace Delia, 75, of Hattiesburg, who died March 9, 2009, at his home. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
   Mr. Delia was the owner and operator of Greenleaf Landscape Services Inc. and founding member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph F.D. Delia Sr. and Josephine Panzeca Delia; and his stepmother, Ethel Holder Delia.
   Survivors include his wife, Barbara Tucker Delia of Hattiesburg; a son, Michael Wallace Delia of Pass Christian; two daughters, Becke Bounds of Purvis and Beth Robertson of Hattiesburg; three brothers, Joe Delia Jr. of Skwenta, Alaska, Jesse Delia of Champaign, 111., and Tommy Delia of Hattiesburg; three grandchildren
, and one great-grandchild. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. today at the church, Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements,

[Hattiesburg American, Hattiesburg, MS, 12 Mar 2009, Thu, Page 5]

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