Shannon Denise Christian of Surgoinsville, and Randal Elliott Benton of Surgoinsville, plan to be married in a private ceremony at 2 p.m., June 16, 2013, at Allandale, Kingsport.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Ronnie Christian of Church Hill, and the late Joyce Carr, formerly of Surgoinsville. She is the granddaughter of the late R.C. and Dorothy Christian, formerly of Church Hill, and the late Steve and Rosa Ward, formerly of Surgoinsville. She graduated from Volunteer High School, where she was a member of cosmetology school, VICA and VHS chorus. She was previously employed as dance team coach at Church Hill Middle School.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of the late Ralph Benton, and Frances “Pat” Benton of Surgoinsville. He is the grandson of the late R.C and Elsie Jenkins, and the late Roy and Vivian Greer. He graduated from Volunteer High School, where he was a member of FFA, 4-H and played for the VHS football team. He is employed at Brock Services, Kingsport.