Witt and Hughes
Hayley Elizabeth Hughes of Syracuse, N.Y., and Robert David Witt of Kingsport, Tenn., were married Nov. 17, 2013, at Oak Tree Manor in Spring, Texas. The Rev. Christopher Bruce officiated at the 4:30 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Sheree Hughes of Syracuse, and the late Kenneth Hughes. She is the granddaughter of the late Kenneth and the late Hazel Hughes, formerly of Syracuse, and Robert and Joan Whitehead of Whiting, N.J. The bridegroom is the son of Rick and Beth Witt of Kingsport, and the grandson of the late Robert Jones Fortune and the late Hazel Fortune, formerly of Kingsport, and David and Johnnie Lee Witt of Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Given in marriage by her mother and escorted to the altar by her brothers Sean Hughes of San Antonio, Texas, and Rob Hughes of Syracuse, the bride wore an ivory satin and lace gown with intricate beaded detail.
Samantha McKeown of Odessa, Texas, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Rachel Witt, sister of the bridegroom, of Kingsport, and Amanda Woodford of Syracuse.
Benjamin Hilton of Johnson City, Tenn., served as best man. Groomsmen were Rea Cauthen of Houston, Texas, and Andrew Everett of Fort Worth, Texas. Ushers were Rob Hughes and Sean Hughes, brothers of the bride.
A reception was held at Oak Tree Manor.
The bride graduated from West Genesee Senior High School, Camillus, N.Y., in 2007. In 2012, she graduated magna cum laude from Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas, with a bachelor of behavioral science degree in ministry. She is employed at LifeWay Christian Bookstore.
The bridegroom graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2005. In 2010, he graduated summa cum laude from Clemson University with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering with a minor in music. He is employed as a chemical engineer at Exxon Mobil Corp., Houston.
Following a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico, the couple resides in League City, Texas.
Anderson 50th anniversary
Bill D. and Dianne (Jennings) Anderson of Kingsport will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m., June 14, 2014, at Cassidy United Methodist Church, 5801 Memorial Blvd., Kingsport. Friends and co-workers are cordially invited to attend.
The event is being hosted by their daughters.
The couple was married June 13, 1964, at Wesley United Methodist Church, Hopewell, Va., with the Rev. Bernard Via officiating.
They are the parents of Susan Anderson Sneed of Maryville, and Lisa Anderson of Nashville. They are the grandparents of Susanna Gabriel Sneed of Maryville.
Mr. Anderson retired from Eastman Chemical Co. Mrs. Anderson retired from Wellmont Holston Valley.
The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Todd and Smith
Kayla Brooke Todd of Gate City, Va., and Daniel Logan Smith of Nickelsville, Va., plan to be united in marriage Sept. 20, 2014.
The bride-elect is the daughter of the Rev. Mark and Brenda Todd of Gate City, and the granddaughter of the late Rev. Gene and Frances Todd, and the late Bill and Geraldine Carter, all formerly of Gate City. Kayla is a 2012 graduate of Gate City High School and is pursuing a degree in nursing. She is employed at Pal's, Gate City.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Terry and Brenda Smith of Nickelsville, and the grandson of Jim and Charlette Smith of Gate City, Lillian Campbell of Nickelsville, and the late William Campbell. Daniel is a 2009 graduate of Twin Springs High School and attended the University of Virginia's College at Wise. He is employed at McJunkin Redman Corp., Kingsport.
Morningstar 50th anniversary
Raymond Wade and Velma (Gilbert) Morningstar of Kingsport, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m., June 7, 2014, at Sullivan Baptist Church, 4152 Maplewood St., Kingsport.
The event is being hosted by their children.
The couple was married June 19, 1964, in Gate City, Va.
They are the parents of Mike Kilgore and wife Shirley of St. Charles, Mo.; Jim Morningstar and wife Lara of Heliegh, Fla.; Ann Lawson and husband Bob of Church Hill; Barbara Moore and husband Roger of Kingsport, and Jeannie Morningstar of Fort Myers, Fla. They have eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mr. Morningstar retired from Sheet Metal Workers Local 19, Philadelphia, Pa. Mrs. Morningstar retired from the State of Delaware.
Dinsmore 50th anniversary
The Rev. and Mrs. Roger (Edith Manis) Dinsmore will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 1 to 4 p.m., June 8, 2014 at Allandale Mansion, 4444 W. Stone Drive, Kingsport.
The event is being hosted by their family.
The couple was married June 5, 1964 in Church Hill.
The Rev. Dinsmore is a disabled veteran.
Mrs. Dinsmore retired from Alladin Plastics and EPC Inc.