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Gentry and Willett marriage

Published June 18th, 2010 3:44 pm

Sallie Irene Willett of Kingsport, and Scott Anthony Gentry of Johnson City, were married April 24, 2010, at First Baptist Church, Kingsport. The Rev. Mitchell Whisnant officiated at the 4 p.m. ceremony. Following the wedding ceremony a dinner reception was held at Allandale Mansion.The bride is the daughter of Meri K. Willett of Kingsport, and the late Paul M. Willett. She is the granddaughter of Lind P. Willett of Kingsport, the late James M. Willett, Arbie R. Kistner of Bristol, Va., and the late Harold D. Kistner. The bridegroom is the son of Paula Gentry of Amissville, Va., and Tim Gentry of Crownsville, Md. He is the grandson of the late Claude and Rita Counts, and the late Henry and Viola Gentry.The bride was escorted to the altar by her mother.Emily Willett, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Deborah Chapman, Rachel Ragland, Jamie Simmons, Rachel Kincaid and Sarah McMichael. Makenna Alvey, niece of the bridegroom, was junior bridesmaid. Alexa Alvey, niece of the bridegroom, was flower girl.Tim Gentry served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Wynn Alvey, brother-in-law of the bridegroom; Allen Gentry, brother of the bridegroom; Bill Rambo; Adam Terry and Nathan Bays. Alex Gentry, nephew of the bridegroom, was ring bearer.The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2002, and cum laude from East Tennessee State University with a degree in social work. At ETSU, she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority and Phi Alpha Honor Society. She received a master's degree in social work with honors from the University of Tennessee. She is employed as a clinical social worker in critical care at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville.The bridegroom graduated from Science Hill High School in 2000, and cum laude from East Tennessee State University with a degree in computer science. At ETSU, he was vice president and president of Sigma Chi fraternity and a member of several math and computer science honors programs. He is employed at Amentra, Tyson's Corner, Va.Following a wedding cruise to Saint Martin, Saint Thomas and Grand Turk, the couple resides in Knoxville.