Published 9:07 pm Friday, June 10, 2011

Ashley Nicole Franks and Steven Shay Calder Thrash are pleased to announce their upcoming wedding on Saturday, May 28, 2011. The ceremony will take place at 6:30 in the afternoon at Chateau Toots in Sylacauga. Reception will follow.


The bride-elect is the daughter of David Franks of Clanton and Navita Crumpton of Jemison. She is the granddaughter of Danny and Shirley Bates of Clanton, Robert G. Franks of Tuscaloosa, Ronnie and Wanda Moore of Clanton, and Micheal and Nelda Cleckler of Clanton. Her great-grandparents are Willie Mae Bussie and the late Authur Bussie of Cooper, Joyce Bates and the late Mosie E. Bates of Clanton, and Jimmie Franks and the late Thomas Franks of Winfield. Ashley is a 2009 graduate of Jemison High School and is currently a student at Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham.

She plans to graduate from Jeff State with her Associate’s Degree in nursing. Ashley will then transfer to the University of Alabama at Birmingham to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing. She is currently employed at Hayes Drug and Gift in Jemison.

The perspective groom is the son of Gregg and Jo Thrash of Jemison. He is the grandson of Hoyt Thrash and the late Doris Thrash of Jemison, and Margaret Ray and the late Joe Calder of Marion, S.C.

Shay is a 2006 graduate of Jemison High School. He graduated in 2010 with his Associate’s Degree in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. Shay is currently employed with Active Air in Calera.

After the wedding the couple will reside in Thorsby.