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Clepper | The Summer Item

Mary Peyton Zilch and Cody Scott Clepper, both of Sumter, were married at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sumter.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Dwayne Chase and Mr. and Mrs. John Jacob Zilch, all of Sumter, and the granddaughter of Mr. Ronald T. Peyton of Albany, Georgia, of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lee Nesbitt of Sumter and the late Betty Banks Peyton of Greenwood. She graduated from Wilson Hall in 2014 and the College of Charleston in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in athletic training. She is employed by Prisma Health Tuomey as an athletic trainer for Wilson Hall.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Clepper of Sumter and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Perkins of Sumter, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Clepper of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Beverly Rife of Newville, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Sumter High School in 2011, Limestone College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance, and Florida Institute of Technology in 2019 with a Master of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance. He is employed as CFO of Carolina Filters in Sumter.

Reverend Joseph R. James Jr. of Trinity United Methodist Church served as officiant.

The music was provided by Beth Lewallen, organist.



Escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a satin dove ball gown designed by Essence of Australia featuring a curved V-neckline, spaghetti straps, a dramatic skirt with hidden pockets and a V-back classic framed by a sheer paneling illusion. Her chapel-length veil was adorned with hand-sewn lace.

Abigail Zilch, sister of the bride, and Rachel Thomas served as bridesmaids. Kaci Dinkins, Mary Copeland Heath, Logan Lee Ingram, Cameron Richardson, Emily Hendrix Robinson and Sara Jane Steckman served as bridesmaids. Avery Floyd served as flower girl.

John Michael Schaffer was a witness. The groomsmen were Griffin Brown, Allen Caldwell, John Taylor Duke, Colin Floyd, Matthew Mullarkey, Tim Clepper, Peyton Shore and Jon Weiss Jr. Joshua Kelly served as ring bearer.

The bride’s parents hosted the reception at O’Donnell House.

The groom’s parents hosted the rehearsal party at the Quixote Club.

Following a honeymoon in the Caribbean, the couple will reside in Sumter.