Pictured above are Gwen Jones, fashion editor for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, and Channing D. Johnson, attorney, president, and chief executive officer of the Lynwood-based Economic Resources Corporation, after their marriage ceremony on June 28th. The event took place in Westchester United Methodist Church with the groom's uncle, the Reve. Wilbur Johnson, officiating; music was arranged and performed by recording artists, Leonard and Carolyn Caston. A reception followed in the home of Norma Harvey. The couple honeymooned in Cancun and Mexico City.
Ms. Jones, a native of New York, holds bachelor and master degrees in journalism from the University of Florida and Northwestern University, respectively, and was recently listed in Los Angeles magazine as one of the city's "40 Most Eligible Men and Women." Mr. Johnson is a graduate of Standord University and Harvard Law School and was Chief Deputy for Los Angeles City Councilman, Robert Farrell.
The bride is the daughter of Joseph Jones, a retired food service director in Gainsville, Fla. Mr. Johnson's parents, Jeffalyn and Alvin Johnson, head Jeffalyn Johnson and Associates, Inc., a consulting firm in Falls Church Va.
Ms. Jones' elegant wedding gown, and those of the bridesmaids, was designed by the nationally known Magnolia/Nicola for Silks of Los Angeles. d
Bridal party members included: actress Sheila Frazier; professional ice skater and model, Camellia Hudson; attorney and general manager of Kjlh Radio, Don Mizell; attorney and president of the L.Z. Chapter of NAACP, Paul Hudson; entertainment lawyer, Joseph Porter; counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, John Minor; the bride's sisters, Deborah Jones and Jennifer Jones-Barerra.
Among the many honored guests were: Smokey Robinson; Tim Reid (WKRP-Cinnati); John Roseboro and Barbara Fouch; Maguerite Ray ("Sanford" TV); Councilman and Mrs. David Cunnigham; Richard J. Borda, Wells Fargo Bank; Francis Dale, publisher of the Herald Examiner and Mrs. Dale; Judge William Norris, U.S. Court of Appeals; and artist Betye Saar.