SPECIAL Melissa Tate and Kenny Ivery were united in marriage on New Year's Day at the Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Hannah performing the ceremony. Melissa is the daughter of Sarah R. Forth and the late Johnny Johnson II of Thomson. Kenny is the son of Delores Roberts of Thomson and Lindsey Leverett of Wrens. The couple are employed at U.S. Foundry Manufacturing Corp. in Warrenton. They will live in Thomson.