Taking their friends entirely by surprise, Miss Venita Vickers, the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Micajah E. Vickers, of Douglas, and Mr. Thomas Preston Kirkland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Kirkland, also of this place, were quietly married at the parsonage of the Methodist church here last Saturday night about ten o'clock, Rev. W. M. Blitch, the Methodist pastor officiating. Only three friends, Miss Marie Preston, Miss Thelma Lott and Mr. A. D. King were present. It had been thought the young folks would be married soon, therefore they were not entirely surprised at the news. The bride had lived in Douglas since she was a very small child and is well known and popular with a large circle of friends. She attended school here and later went to Andrew College for a year, and then to Wesleyan College for two terms. She is a talented musician and enjoys an enviable reputation as such locally. Mrs. Kirkland is a young lady of many charming traits of character. With a sunny disposition, she always brightens the circle in which she moves. Mr. Kirkland is engaged in railroad work, being employed by the A. B. & A.. He is a young man of many sterling qualities. Born and reared here, he is well known and popular with a large circle of friends. The young couple left on the 10:30 train for Atlanta, where they will spend several days. They have not decided yet whether they will make their home in Atlanta or Fitzgerald. Mr. Kirkland running from one of these points to the other as flagman.
SOURCE: Satilla Regional Library, Genealogy Dept., Douglas, Coffee Co., GA
Microfilm Rolls, Coffee County Progress May 25, 1922
Submitted by Lourice Lott Merritt