Barrett 50th anniversary
John Houston Barrett III and Sandra Lynn (Burdine) Barrett of Church Hill, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 31, 2014, in the First Floor Courtyard at the Kingsport Renaissance Center.
The event is being hosted by their family and friends.
The couple was married June 12, 1964, at Cloud's Bend United Methodist Church with the Rev. Cline Welch officiating.
They are the parents of Lisa Manis of Church Hill; John H. Barrett IV of Kingsport; Scott Barrett of Church Hill; and Angela Ward of Church Hill. They have nine grandchildren.
Mr. Barrett retired from Eastman Chemical Co. Mrs. Barrett is employed at Techni-Glass Inc.
The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Walk and McCoy
Ms. Jane Lawson Walk of Wabash, Ind., and Pastor Charles McCoy Jr. of Fort Blackwater, Va., are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
Ms. Walk's parents were Mr. and Mrs. William McKinley Lawson of Big Stone Gap, Va., now deceased. Pastor McCoy is the son of Mildred Irene McCoy. His father, Charles Edward McCoy Sr., is deceased.
The wedding will be held at Grace Fellowship at Mountain View Fellowship, Blackwater, Va., at 2 p.m., June 14.
Mitchell and Murph
Catherine Anne Murph and Christopher Ryan Mitchell were married Oct. 26, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Knoxville, Tenn. Father Gerard Tully officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Anna and Roger Beverly of Rogersville, and Ed Murph of Rogersville. She is the granddaughter of Eulah Hurd of Rogersville, the late Carl Hurd, Jane Murph of Kingsport and the late Bob Murph. The groom is the son of Peggy Mitchell of Oak Ridge and the late Toby Mitchell. He is the grandson of Richard Anderson of Oak Ridge, the late Therese Anderson, and the late Ronald and Dora Mitchell.
The bride graduated from Cherokee High School and received a doctor of pharmacy degree cum laude from East Tennessee State University. She is employed by CVS pharmacy, Pigeon Forge.
The groom graduated from Oak Ridge High School and received a bachelor of science degree from UT Chattanooga and doctor of pharmacy degree cum laude from ETSU. He is employed by CVS pharmacy, Jefferson City.
Rachel Rogan, best friend of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Emily Hurd, cousin of the bride; Whitney Hurd, cousin of the bride; Emily Mitchell, sister of the groom, and Megan Laffey, niece of the groom. Willow Shelton, cousin of the bride was flower girl.
Kevin Hannan, best friend of the groom served as best man. Groomsmen were Kevin Kauchak, friend of the groom; Charles Rhodey, friend of the groom; Riley Fitchpatrick, nephew of the groom, and Jack Fitchpatrick, nephew of the groom. Ushers were Bobby Lewis and Jarrett Whitson, friends of the bride and groom.
The guest book was kept by Pam Kitchings Laffey, sister of the groom.
Readers were Richard Kitchings, brother of the groom; Karen Kitchings Fitchpatrick, sister of the groom, and Sigurd Christensen, friend of the bride and groom.
An evening of dinner and dancing was enjoyed by the wedding party and guests at the Southern Depot, Knoxville. The couple honeymooned in Puerto Rico and St. Lucia and are at home in Jefferson City.
Stec and Creech
Jenna Ashley Stec of Marlton, N.J., and James Gregory Creech of Kingsport, Tenn., plan to be married in an open-church ceremony at 5 p.m., June 14, 2014 at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Buckhead, Ga. A reception will follow at the Georgian Terrace, Atlanta, Ga.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Don and Debbie Stec of Locust Grove, Ga., and the granddaughter of Irene Nunamacher of Hudson, Fla., the late Robert Nunamacher, and the late Stanley and Dorothy Stec, formerly of Westboro, Mass. She graduated from Cherokee High School, Marlton, in 2005 and received a bachelor's degree in 2009 and a master's degree in 2010, both from the University of Tennessee. She earned an educational specialist degree in administration from Lincoln Memorial University in 2013. She is employed as a kindergarten teacher at Northshore Elementary School, Knoxville.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Greg and Dory Creech of Kingsport, and the grandson of Herb and Barbara Creech of Kingsport, the late Carol Creech, Ruth Wetzel of Kingsport and the late Donald Wetzel. He graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2004 and received a bachelor's degree in 2008 and a master's degree in 2009, both from the University of Tennessee. He earned an educational specialist degree in administration from Lincoln Memorial University in 2013. He is employed as a special education teacher and basketball coach at Coulter Grove Intermediate School, Maryville, Tenn.
Williams and Livesay
Laura Denise Livesay of Kingsport, and Robert Vernon Williams of Lexington, Ill., were married May 11, 2013, in a private outdoor ceremony at the Heartland Little River Wedding Chapel, Townsend, Tenn. The Rev. Jan Proeber officiated at the 2 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Teresa Livesay of Kingsport.
The bridegroom is the son of Wayne Williams of Lexington, Ill.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.
A reception was held overlooking the Little River following the ceremony.
The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Illinois State University. She is currently an AmeriCorps volunteer, serving with the Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley.
The bridegroom graduated from Lexington High School and Southern Illinois University. He is employed at Mortgage Services III.
Following a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, the couple resides in Maryville, Tenn.