Henry and Fritz
Annie Elizabeth Fritz of Gate City, Va., and Michael Heath Henry of Gate City were united in marriage Oct. 18, 2014, at First Baptist Church, Weber City, Va. The Rev. Andy Barnes officiated at the 3:30 p.m. ceremony. Music was provided by Joel Jenkins and the bride's father, Dennis Fritz.
The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Alice Fritz of Gate City. Her grandparents are Rose Fritz of Kingsport, the late Audna Fritz, Shizuko Asbury of Kingsport and the late Paul Asbury Sr. The bridegroom is the son of Michael and Bonnie Henry of Gate City. His grandparents are the late Tommy and Velma Henry and the late Ed and Pauline White.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore an off-the-shoulder Oleg Cassini trumpet gown featuring layers of lace with beadwork throughout. Fabric-covered buttons accented the back of the gown, continuing the full length of the sweeping train. She wore an elbow-length veil edged with crystals.
Audra Fritz Light, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Alexandra Fritz, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Chloe Davis was flower girl. The bride's book was kept by Olivia Asbury, cousin of the bride. Lindsey Thacker was wedding program attendant.
Jarrod Henry, brother of the bridegroom, served as best man. John Lane, brother of the bridegroom, served as groomsman. Avery White was ring bearer.
A reception immediately followed the ceremony at the home of Mike and Bonnie Henry. The wedding was directed by Alyssa Henry.
The bride graduated from Gate City High school and the University of Virginia's College at Wise. She is employed as a teacher by Scott County Schools.
The bridegroom graduated from Twin Springs High School and Virginia Highland Community College. He is employed by Scott County Telephone Cooperative.
Following a wedding trip to Disney World, the couple resides in Gate City.
Bailey and Bailey
Jenna Ann Bailey of Gastonia, N.C., and Ben Bailey of Mount Carmel, plan to be married at 11 a.m., June 21, 2015, at Allandale Mansion.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Joseph Bailey of Gastonia, and Phyllis Hasian of Bessemer City, N.C. She is the granddaughter of the Rev. A.A. Bailey and the late Kathleen Bailey of Gastonia. She graduated from Forestview High School and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is employed at Hibriten High School, Lenoir, N.C.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Beth and Jerry Bailey of Mount Carmel. He graduated from Volunteer High School, East Tennessee State University, and Spalding University. He is employed at Hibriten High School.
Atkinson and Zachrich
Kathryn Goodwin Atkinson of Kingsport and Michael Robert Zachrich of East Amherst, N.Y., plan to be married May 2, 2015, at Harbour Town in the Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
The bride-elect is the daughter of David and Miggie Atkinson of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of the late Walter and Jeanne Atkinson of Kingsport, and Alvin and Caroline Johnson of Waynesboro, Va. She graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2002, received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Elon University in 2006 and is now employed as a talent sourcing business partner for SPX Corp., headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Robert and Mary Zachrich of Alpharetta, Ga. He is the grandson of the late Al and Roberta Zachrich of Defiance, Ohio, and Leo and Frances Alperovitz of Escanaba, Mich. He graduated from Williamsville East High School in East Amherst, N.Y., in 2002, received both his bachelor's and master's degrees in sports and entertainment management from the University of South Carolina in 2006 and 2009, and is now employed as an account manager for Signature Consultants, headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
The couple resides in Miami, Fla.
Stroupe 102nd birthday
Nealie Parker Stroupe was born Jan. 18, 1913. She is blessed with six children: Don, Darrell (deceased), Jim, Bill, Edna and Glenda. She has 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
With the help of her children and the aid of a wheelchair, she has been able to remain in her own home and still shops and eats out. She loves company and enjoys everyone's visits.
Nealie is a good Christian and loves the Lord, still wants to go to church whenever she can, and her faith has kept her with us all these years.
Barlow 50th anniversary
Fred and Alice Barlow recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip on the Danube River from Nuremberg to Vienna, visiting the Christmas Markets and enjoying the Vienna Philharmonic and Boys Choir, returning to a surprise party hosted by their children at the King and Prince Beach Resort, St. Simons Island, Ga.
They were married Dec. 18, 1964, in Atlanta. In 1968, after Fred completed graduate school at Emory and Wayne State Universities, they moved to Kingsport, where Fred worked for Eastman for 30 years while Alice raised their children and served as a community volunteer.
They have three children: Nancy Goodman, an attorney specializing in estate planning on St. Simons Island; Fred Barlow III, Ph.D., Micron Endowed Professor in Microelectronics and Chair of the College of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Idaho; and Eric Barlow, Managing Partner at Serio Consulting LLC, specializing in SAP software implementation.
They also have five grandchildren, including granddaughters Rachel Goodman of Atlanta, a junior at Emory University, and Ali (Alice) Goodman of St. Simons; and grandsons Ethan, Colin and Benjamin Barlow of Sandy Springs.
The Barlows moved to St. Simons Island in 1999, and are retired.