Chew 60th anniversary
Collins and Charlotte Chew were married Dec. 27, 1953. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday.
In this photograph, Charlotte is wearing the same sweater she had on the first time Collins saw her on Sept. 25, 1945 when he was 14 years old. After Collins saw Charlotte at a church party in Atlanta, Ga., he spent the next several weeks asking acquaintances, “Who was that girl in the green sweater?” They soon were dating and were married eight years later.
Directly after their wedding, the couple moved to Kingsport, where Collins had been hired to be a chemical engineer at Eastman Kodak.
They are the parents of David Chew and wife Diann, Keron Privon and husband Chris, and Carolyn Barry and husband Jud. They have nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Collins has been an avid hiker and an active member of the Tennessee Eastman Hiking Club. He is a published author who has written several books on local geology and the geology of the Appalachian Trail.
Charlotte is an accomplished seamstress and was a longtime volunteer with both the Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts.
They are both charter members of Colonial Heights Christian Church.
Salyer and Redwine
Rhonda Redwine of Church Hill, Tenn., and Robbie Salyer of Church Hill, were united in marriage March 30, 2013, at My Father’s House Church, Surgoinsville. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Junior Brown.
Following the ceremony at private reception was held to honor the newlyweds at Amis Mill Eatery, Rogersville.
Rhonda is the daughter of Ron and Wilma Redwine of Church Hill, and the granddaughter of Carrie Webster of Rogersville, and the late Joe Webster. She is a graduate of Volunteer High School, Church Hill, and is employed as manager and hair stylist at New Dimensions Styling and Tanning Salon, Surgoinsville. Robbie is the son of Jack and Sue Pierson of Church Hill, and Gary and Cheri Salyer of Johnson City, Tenn. He is the grandson of Janie Crawford of Mount Carmel, the late Shack Crawford, Loretta Salyer of Church Hill, and the late Robert “Jack” Salyer. He is a graduate of Volunteer High School, Church Hill, and received a degree in industrial maintenance from Tennessee Technology Center, Surgoinsville. He is employed as a master craftsman by JTH Engineering, Kingsport.
Rhonda was given in marriage by her parents and family. “Hey Pretty Girl” by Kep Moore was sung by her brothers Brandon and Patrick Redwine as she was escorted to the altar by her father.
Rhonda’s nieces, Chloe and Lillie Redwine, were flower girls along with Kendal Housewright Wilmoth. Robbie’s son Parker Salyer served his dad as ring bearer.
Following a honeymoon to St. Petersburg’s Treasure Island in Florida, Robbie, Rhonda and Parker reside in Church Hill.
Gardner 50th anniversary
Lynn and Sandra Gardner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on a cruise with their daughter and family, Colonel Mark and Sheila Arn, Samantha and Benjamin.
Their son, Dusty, is deceased.
Lynn retired from Eastman Chemical Company.
Sandra is employed at Northeast State Community College.
They are active members of Beulah Baptist Church.
Spina and Salyer
Tancy Salyer of Church Hill, Tenn., and Jason Spina of Bristol, Tenn., were united in marriage at 6 p.m., July 27, 2013, at The Charles in Johnson City, Tenn. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Rick Light.
A buffet-style dinner was held at The Charles following the ceremony.
Music for the evening was provided by Sound Revue DJ, Larry Brooks. On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner in a private loft provided by the Battery in Johnson City.
The bride is the daughter of Jack and Sue Pierson of Church Hill, and Gary and Cheri Salyer of Johnson City. She is the granddaughter of Janie Crawford of Mount Carmel, the late Shack Crawford, Loretta Salyer of Church Hill, and the late Robert “Jack” Salyer. The bridegroom is the son of Jill Spina, and Jim and Mary Spina. He is the grandson of the late Andrew and Mildred Panneck, formerly of Country Club Hills, Ill., and the late Philip and Barbara Spina, formerly of Lagrange, Ill.
Given in marriage by her parents, brother Robbie Salyer and nephew Parker Salyer of Church Hill, and escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore a trumpet-style Vera Wang gown of ivory lace with a train. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of ivory and blush flowers.
Autumn Lewis of Johnson City, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Rebecca Kilgore of Telford, Tenn.; April Bowser of Church Hill; Jessica Al-Ameri of Johnson City, and Rhonda Salyer of Church Hill. The maid of honor and bridesmaids wore cocktail length gowns of mint green chiffon and each carried a hand-tied bouquet of ivory and blush flowers.
The bridegroom wore a Jeanyves Moda suit and vest in heather grey and a hand-tied boutonniere with an ivory rose and greenery.
Justin Spina, brother of the bridegroom, of Johnson City, served as best man. Groomsmen included Matthew Harris of Reidsville, N.C.; Eli Harris of Canton, Ga.; Joseph Praseguet of Johnson City, and Adam Morgan of Bristol. The best man and groomsmen wore suits of heather grey, mint green vests and had hand-tied boutonnieres with an ivory rose.
The bride is a graduate of Volunteer High School, Church Hill, holds a bachelor of science degree in allied health from East Tennessee State University, and a bachelor of science degree in nursing from King College. She now works as a registered nurse in the emergency department at Johnson City Medical Center.
The bridegroom graduated from Tennessee High School, Bristol, Tenn., and holds a bachelor of science degree in business marketing from Virginia Intermont College. He now works as a sales representative for LaFerney Commercial Roofing, Kingsport.
Following a honeymoon on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, Tancy and Jason reside in Johnson City.
Salyer 50th anniversary
Donald and Gaye (Taylor) Salyer of Nickelsville, Va., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a renewal of their wedding vows beginning at 2 p.m., Dec. 28, 2013 at Pleasant View Baptist Church, Nickelsville. A reception will follow.
The event is being hosted by their children and grandchildren.
The couple was married Dec. 28, 1963, at Pleasant View Baptist Church with the Rev. Banner Taylor officiating.
They are the parents of Donna Darnell of Nickelsville; Angela White of Nickelsville, Wes Salyer of Fort Blackmore, Va., and Tim Salyer of Nickelsville. They have nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mr. Salyer retired from the Coeburn Police Department and is employed as a bus driver for Scott County School System. Mrs. Salyer retired from Scott County School System as a teacher’s aide.
The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.