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Kendrick 70th anniversary

• Feb 7, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Robert H. and Thelma Lane Kendrick of Kingsport celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Feb. 5, 2016. The couple was married Feb. 5, 1946, in Bristol, Tenn.

They are the parents of Chris (Stephanie) Kendrick of Anchorage, Alaska; Kathy (Jackie Sr.) Overbey of Mount Carmel; Rita (Bradley III) Farmer of Kingsport; the late Robert Kendrick Jr.; and the late Linda (Stanley) Kennedy. They are blessed with 11 grandchildren: Scott (Jennifer) Kendrick, Natasha (Dan) Rowland and Cora Kendrick, all of Alaska; Bob (Tammy) Overbey, Bill (Terry) Overbey, Jackie (Wendi) Overbey Jr., Christie (Jr.) Simpson, Laura and David Kennedy, Rachel Black and Brad (Pam) Farmer IV. They have 19 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Robert is a World War II veteran and received many medals, including the Purple Heart. He retired from Eastman after 40 years of service. Thelma is a homemaker.

The couple are members of Riverside Avenue Baptist Church of Kingsport.

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