Presley and Farnell
Rebekah Grace Presley of Kingsport, and Chase Jackson Farnell of Hot Springs, Ark., plan to be married at 5:30 p.m., June 22, 2014, at Creekwood Gardens, Rogers, Ark.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Jeff and Beth Presley of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Tom and Bonnie Miears of El Dorado, Ark.; Jane Presley of Hot Springs Village, Ark., and the late Don Presley. She graduated in 2010 from Providence Academy, Johnson City, and in May 2014 received a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Arkansas, where she was a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Honor Nursing Society.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Stacey and Karol Farnell of Hot Springs, and the grandson of the late Robert and Ora Lee Torry, formerly of Imboden, Ark.; Peggy Farnell of Smackover, Ark., and the late E. J. Farnell. He graduated in 2009 from Lakeside High School, Hot Springs, and in May 2014 received a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the University of Arkansas. He is employed at Therapon Skin Health, LP.
Bowers 92nd birthday
Louise P. Bowers celebrated her 92nd birthday on May 9, 2014 at her home in Kingsport.
She is the widow of Gene M. Bowers who passed away in July 1998. She is the mother of Sandy Bowers Greene of Kingsport, and Suzy Bowers Faulkner of Greenwood, Ind.
She is the grandmother of Amy S. Millard, E. Ben Greene, Kerri and Matt Faulkner, and the great-grandmother of Whitney Bell and Kira Faulkner.
We love you, from your family!
Grills 98th birthday
Elva Grills will celebrate her 98th birthday with a reception to be held in her honor from 2 to 5 p.m., May 18, 2014, in the fellowship hall at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 2505 Nathan St., Kingsport.
The event is being hosted by her daughters-in-law, Cheri, Patti and Montie Grills.
Mrs. Grills was born May 15, 1916, in Scott County, Va.
She was married to J.D. Grills, now deceased, for 59 years.
She is the mother of Col. Guy "Tommy" Grills (retired) of San Antonio, Texas and Mt. Pisgah, N.C.; Tony Grills of Kingsport, and David "Tim" Grills of Lenoir City, Tenn.
Elva was employed at Tennessee Eastman Co. for 12 years.
She has been a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church for 63 years and a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion, Women of the Moose, VFW, The 55 Club, Home Demonstration Club and served as a Cub Scout den mother for 11 years.
The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Cole 90th birthday
Irene Cole celebrated her 90th birthday with a reception held in her honor May 10, 2014.
The event was hosted by her children.
Mrs. Cole was born May 14, 1924, at home in Hawkins County.
She was married Clarence Cole for 38 years. He passed away in 1981.
She is the mother of Eugene (Judy) Cole and Janice (Larry) Harrison, all of Kingsport. She is the grandmother of Kristi (Richard) Hicks, Tammy (Steven) Hayes and Brad (Brooke) Harrison, all of Kingsport. She is the great-grandmother of Courtney Stone, Callie Stone, Madelyn Hayes, Ryan Hayes, Makayla Harrison and Makenzie Harrison. She is the great-great-grandmother of Braxton Stone.
Irene was employed as a hair dresser for many years.
Higdon and Gibson
Maggie Sarah Higdon of Walland, Tenn., and Caleb Michael Gibson of Kingsport plan to be married at 6:30 p.m., May 25, 2014 at Sampson's Hollow, Walland. Invitations have been sent.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Brad and Amy Higdon of Walland, and the granddaughter of Marshall and Velda Powell of Walland, and the late LeMar and Willadean Higdon. She is a rising senior at Carson-Newman University, majoring in family and consumer science education. She is employed at Carson-Newman University.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Bruce and Diane Gibson of Kingsport, and the grandson of Robert and Nancy Gibson of Ewing, Va., and Al and Evelyn Pflugshaupt of Longville, Minn. He will graduate from Carson-Newman University in May 2014 with a double major in chemistry and philosophy. He plans to begin the doctorate program in chemistry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in August. Following graduation from CNU, he will be employed by the University of Tennessee.