Brandi Lee Stites of St. James, Mo., became the bride of Jacob Ryan Howard of Bentonville, Ark., on Dec. 23, 2006.
They were married at the Clifton Free Will Baptist Church in Thayer. The bride's great-grandfather, Rev. Grover Pingleton, and the groom's father, Rev. Jim Howard, officiated.
Brandi is the daughter of Randy and Tina Stites of St. James, the granddaugher of Jerry and Jettie Hanks of St. James, Gwen Stites of Hollister, Mo., and Bobby Stites. She is the great-granddaughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Grover Pingleton of Thayer.
Jacob is the son of the Rev. James and Anna Howard of Bentonville, the grandson of Lillian Cable and the late James Howard, the stepgrandson of Richard Cable of Highfill, Ark., and Luis and Elpidia Figueroa of Shirley, Long Island, New York.
Brandi will be graduating from Bentonville High School in May and will attend Northwest Arkansas Community College in the fall. Jacob is employed at Washington Junior High School in Bentonville, while completing his master's degree in education.