Meyer and Henshaw
Rachel Anne Henshaw and Shane Patrick Meyer, both of Knoxville, were married Sept. 20, 2014, at The Lighthouse, Knoxville. Chaplain Fred Patterson officiated at the 6 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Bob and Joy Henshaw of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of Paul and Anne Jeter of Kingsport, and the late Alfred and Josephine Henshaw, formerly of Woodford, Va. The bridegroom is the son of Greg and Kathy Tierney of Philadelphia, Mo., and Gary and Evelyn Meyer of Creve Coeur, Mo. He is the grandson of Doug and Sue Dunker of Perryville, Mo., and Cyril and Mary Ann Meyer of St. Charles, Mo.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore a fit and flare silhouette gown of fully draped soft net and tulle with a sweetheart neckline, one shoulder strap and a crystal beaded belt at the waist.
Jessica Henshaw Connell, sister of the bride, of Chattanooga, Tenn., was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Ashley Davis of Nashville and Tonia Nelson of Kansas City, Mo. Program attendant was Amanda Hobbs, cousin of the bride, of Kingsport.
Kevin Lackey of Webster Groves, Mo., served as best man. Groomsmen were Brandon Duree of High Ridge, Mo., and Vito Vricella of Ballwin, Mo.
Wedding directors were Sabra Eanes and Laura Lindholm, both of Kingsport.
A reception was held at The Lighthouse.
The bride received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education in 2004 and a master’s degree in child and family studies in 2005 from the University of Tennessee, where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She is employed as a developmental specialist with Tennessee Early Intervention System.
The bridegroom received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Missouri State University in 2004. He is employed as a logistics coordinator at Coyote.
Following a wedding trip to St. Maarten, the couple resides in Knoxville.
Parker and Robinson
Alice Courtney Parker of Mount Carmel and Phillip Jerome Robinson Jr. of Kingsport plan to be married at 3 p.m., April 11, 2015, at Allandale Mansion.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Dennis and Carmen Odom of Mount Carmel, and Jeffrey and Kimberly Parker of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of the late Ira and Helen Chess from Mount Carmel; Donald Parker of Kingsport and the late Linda Parker; and the late Carroll and Jeanette Odom from Church Hill.
She graduated from Cherokee High School in 2002 and received a degree in nursing from Tennessee Technology Center, Elizabethton, in 2007. She is employed as an LPN at Wellmont Medical Associates of Johnson City.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Marty and Kim Quillen of Kingsport, and Phil and Leah Robinson of Mount Carmel. He is the grandson of Phyllis Moore, the late Buster Carter, and the late Rita Jeanette and William Edward Robinson Sr.
He graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 1996 and is employed at Brock Services, Kingsport.
Hendley and Morelock
Julianna Rae Hendley, formerly of McDonough, Ga., and Cody Reeves Morelock, formerly of Kingsport, plan to be married Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church in Kingsport, with a reception to follow at Allandale Barn.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Raymond and Anita Sanders of Navarre, Fla. She graduated from Navarre High School in 2006, received a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University in 2009 and a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina in 2011. She is employed in the charter school system in Atlanta, Ga.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Jeffrey and Lisa Morelock of Kingsport, and the grandson of Joan Morelock of Kingsport, the late George Morelock, Marie Sparks of Kingsport and the late Harold E. “Gene” Sparks. He graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2005, received a bachelor’s degree from Furman University in 2009 and doctorate from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2014, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Gamma of South Carolina. He is employed as a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
Following their wedding, the couple will reside in Atlanta.
Ramey and Hood
Melissa Sharon Ramey of Mount Carmel and Stephen Michael Hood of Church Hill plan to be married at 4 p.m., May 3, 2015, at New Fellowship Ministries, Church Hill.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Keith and Odella Ramey of Mount Carmel and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Ramey, the late Charlie Horton and the late Ruby Horton Jones. She is a graduate of Volunteer High School and Northeast State Community College, and received a bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University College of Public Health. She is employed at Wellmont Nurse Connection.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Earl and Ruth Ann Hood of Church Hill, and the grandson of Shirley Dalton Blair, the late Edward Dalton, the late Earl Hood Sr. and the late Margaret Hood Miller. He is the step-grandson of E.L. Miller and Curt Blair. He graduated from Volunteer High School and received an associate’s degree in industrial drafting from Northeast State Community College. He is employed at Holston Valley Medical Center.
Taylor 90th birthday
The family of Effie Kiser Taylor will share a birthday celebration in her honor from 2 to 4 p.m., April 4, 2015, in the activity center at Bloomingdale Baptist Church.
Mrs. Taylor was born April 4, 1925, in Lebanon, Va., to Roy E. and Kate Kiser. She had seven sisters: Francis Meade, Lillian Puckett, Mable Patton and Katherine Harmon, all deceased, Eva Byerley, Irene Jinks and Carrie Kiser; and three brothers, Horace, Millard (Red) and Garland (Togie), all deceased.
She married Dennis L. Taylor on May 28, 1941, and had five children: Glenda and Bill Powers, Jerry and Anna Taylor, Wilma Odham, Denise and George Collins, and Steve and Lucy Taylor. She has been blessed with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Taylor worked a short while at JCPenney and Parks Belk but her best work was raising her family and just being the best mom in the whole wide world. She taught Sunday School, sang in the choir and was active in many other activities at Bloomingdale Baptist Church.
To all Mom’s friends and loved ones, please come join us as we celebrate. Your presence will be her greatest gift.
Have a very happy and blessed birthday, Mom. Thanks for being our mom. We love you.