Eilers 50th anniversary
Carl Werner and Brenda Kay (Greene) Eilers of Kingsport celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family.
The couple was married Dec. 19, 1964, at First Presbyterian Church, Kingsport.
They are the parents of Laura Borel of Marietta, Ga., and Carl Eilers Jr. of Johnson City. They are the grandparents of Sam, Sarah, Lauren, Rebecca, Erin and John Louis.
Mr. Eilers retired as an attorney with the law firm of Eilers and Chiles.
Ketron and Alley
Samantha Gayle Alley and Brody Lane Ketron were married Oct. 25, 2014, in a ceremony performed by Pastor Mitchel Goad at Mafair United Methodist Church in Kingsport.
The bride is the daughter of David Gale Alley of Kingsport and the late Lisa Christian Alley. She is the granddaughter of Wallace D. Alley Sr. and wife Virginia of Kingsport, the late Billie A. Alley, and Ruble and Jean Reed and the late Porter Wayne Christian of Church Hill. She graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and summa cum laude from Emory & Henry College, where she double majored in chemistry and biology and was a member of Delta Omicron Pi sorority. She will graduate from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences in May and plans to become a pediatrician.
The bridegroom is the son of Terri Lane Ketron of Gray and the late Danny Ray Ketron and widow Rhonda Banks of Kingsport. He is the grandson of the late Herman and Lois Cokin Ketron of Kingsport and the late John and Mae Lane of Kingsport. He graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and Middle Tennessee State University, where he majored in aerospace. He is employed as an aircraft dispatcher by Endeavor Airlines, Minneapolis, Minn.
Given in marriage and escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore a gown of sleek matte satin featuring a strapless, elongated bodice with a sweetheart neckline. Exquisite embroidery and stunning beadwork accented the bodice throughout, and box pleats at the dropped waistline created a dramatic fullness in the ball gown skirt. Fabric covered buttons continued the full length of the semi-cathedral train. The double-layer, circular-cut veil, which was worn by the bride's mother, was edged with satin cording and accented with appliqus of delicate lace accented with tiny Swarovski rhinestones.
Kelly Westbrook served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Christina Best; Bailey Hunter, sister of the bridegroom; Beth Hackett; Addie Clark and Kylie Beukema. Isabella Daugherty, god-daughter of the bride and bridegroom, was flower girl.
Chase Hamly and Glenn Elliott served as best men. Groomsmen were Sam Miller, Caleb Tull, Chris Daugherty and Christian Alley, brother of the bride. Ushers were Josh Dunn and Chris Hunter, brother-in-law of the bridegroom.
Narda Fairweather served as wedding planner.
A reception was held at The Club at Ridgefields.
Following a wedding trip cruise of the Caribbean, the couple will reside in Tennessee and Minnesota as able until such time as Samantha starts her residency.
Willett and Gorman
Emily Lind Willett and Stuart Jamison Gorman plan to be married March 14, 2015, at First Baptist Church, Bristol, Va.
The bride-elect 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-to-be is the son of Ed and Diana Gorman of Blountville, and the grandson of Jewel Nunley of Elizabethton, the late William Nunley, Peggy Gorman of Morristown and the late James Gorman.
Emily graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2007 and received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Columbia, S.C., in 2013. She is currently a second-year Pharm.D. resident in Internal Medicine at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville. Stuart graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2007 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2011 and a Master of Science degree in Food Science and Technology from UT Knoxville in 2014. He is employed as a research associate by the College of Agriculture at UT Knoxville.
Fields 60th anniversary
Frederick Franklin "Frank" and Naomi Maxine (Sluss) Fields of Kingsport will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m., Dec. 20, 2014, at Lynn Garden Baptist Church, 301 May Ave., Kingsport.
The event is being hosted by their children and grandchildren.
The couple was married Dec. 20, 1954, in Gate City, Va., with the Rev. R.H. Peters officiating.
They are the parents of Debra (Jerry) Jenkins of Azle, Texas, Tony (Pam) Fields of Kingsport and Terry (Gwen) Fields of Kingsport.
They have three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Fields retired from Rentals Uniform Co. Mrs. Fields retired from the City of Kingsport.
The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Robinson 90th birthday
R.C. Robinson will celebrate his 90th birthday on Dec. 13, 2014. His family will host a celebration in his honor from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at the Jericho Shrine Center.
R.C. retired from Anderson Furniture Company in Kingsport. He has been a Mason for 66 years and a Shriner since 1988. He is a member of Vermont United Methodist Church.
The presence of friends and fond memories are the only gifts requested.