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Yates and Stapleton marriage

Published July 2nd, 2010 2:48 pm

Mary Brittany Stapleton of Kingsport, and Sgt. Jonathan Clovis Yates of Kingsport, were married June 26, 2009, at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. A ceremony for the reaffirmation of the wedding vows was performed on May 1, 2010, in the chapel of First Baptist Church. Dr. Marvin Cameron officiating at the 6 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rick L. (Jan) Stapleton of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Rose Stapleton, the late William Stapleton, and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Emmitt Perry. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clovis Allen (Tammy) Yates of Kingsport, and the grandson of Mr. Clovis Yates, the late Maudie Yates, Mrs. Ann Bellamy and the late Jimmy Lee Bellamy.Given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore a gown of Dupioni silk with a sweetheart neckline. The skirt of the gown flowed into a circular chapel-length train adorned with pearls and beads. The bride carried a bouquet of white roses.Courtney Carroll, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Jessica Wiltshire, friend of the bride, was bridesmaid. Blaklee Emerson Carroll, niece of the bride, was flower girl.Clovis Allen Yates, father of the bridegroom, served as best man. Joshua Allen Yates, brother of the bridegroom, was groomsman. William Kyrin Maxwell, nephew of the bride, was junior groomsman. Brayden Allen Yates, nephew of the bridegroom, was ring bearer. Ushers were Stanley Pierce, friend of the bride, and Issac Allman, friend of the bridegroom. A reception was held at Ridgefields Country Club following the ceremony.The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2002, and attended Northeast State Community College.The bridegroom graduated from Sullivan North High School in 2004, and is serving as a recruiter in the U.S. Army.The couple resides in Corbin, Ky.