Steven and Kathleen Walden

Kathleen Elora Klinger and LTC Foy Steven Walden were married on Jan. 21, 2017 at Graham Chapel in Montreat, N.C. Dr. Steve Harris, founding pastor of New Life Community Church, Asheville, N.C., officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Edward and Charlita Craig Klinger, formerly of Little Hocking and Belpre. She is granddaughter of the late Edward and Jessie Somerfield Klinger of Ormond-by-the -Sea, Fla., and the late Charles and Helen Miller Craig of Belpre. The groom is the son of Foy Pruett (deceased) and Mary Jane Walden of Forest City, N.C. He is the grandson of the late William and Pearl Walden of Kinsey, Ala., and the late Wilmer and Hazel Hill Martin of Donalsonville, Ga.

The couple had their children as their attendants. Bridesmaids were Emma Elora, Patricia Jane, and Audrey Kathleen. Groomsmen were Jacob Harris, Samuel Lloyd, and Oliver Pruett. Flower girl was the niece of the bride, Veronica Joy Becksfort of Cincinnati. Ring Bearer was cousin of the bride, Chase Charles Craig, of Willoughby.

Following a reception at the Gaither Fellowship Hall, the couple honeymooned in Puerto Rico. They currently reside in Weaverville, N.C.

The bride is a 1992 graduate of Warren Local High School (Vincent), earning a BA is psychology from Asbury University (Wilmore, Ky.) in 1996 and a MA in clinical psychology from Wheaton College (Wheaton, Ill.) in 1998. She is currently employed as Kids Church Pastor at New Life Community Church, Asheville, N.C. The groom is a 1991 graduate of East Rutherford High School (Forest City, N.C.), earning a BS in political science from Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) in 1996 and a MA in human resource management from Webster University (Webster, Mo.) in 2013. He is currently a Field Grade Officer in the United States Army.


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