Kingsport Times News Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Kench and McLain engagement

Published June 12th, 2010 2:16 pm

Marybeth Irene Kench of Kingsport, and Jimmy Elmer McLain III of Kingsport, plan to be married in the summer of 2010.The bride-elect is the daughter of Thomas Kench Jr. of Newport, N.Y., and Laura Mason of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of the late Thomas Sr. and Irmagard Kench, and the late James and Mary Mason. She graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2002, and in 2007 received a bachelor of science degree in business with a major in public relations and a minor in political science from Ferris State University, where she was a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America, Zeta Tau Alpha and Panhellenic Council. She is employed by the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and KNETIC Young Professionals Organization.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Vicki McLain of Mount Carmel, and the late Jim McLain Jr. He is the grandson of Verdie Lee Christian of Mount Carmel, the late Bill Christian, the late James Elmer Sr. and Julia Irene McLain, and Opal McLain of Kingsport. He graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 1993. He is employed at Kingsport Parks and Recreation and Boehm Landscaping.