Schilling and Blalock
Rebecca Marie Schilling of Church Hill, and Benjamin Tate Blalock of Kingsport, plan to be married in June 2014.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. David Schilling of Church Hill, and the granddaughter of Einar Andresen of Kingsport, the late Ruth Andresen and the late Dr. and Mrs. Erwin Schilling. She graduated from East Tennessee State University, and is employed at First Broad Street United Methodist Church. She is a member of First Baptist Church, Kingsport.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William T. Blalock of Kingsport, and the grandson of Roger W. Merritt of Kingsport, the late Ann R. Merritt, the late Joanne Merritt and the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jack Blalock. He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and is employed at Canteen Vending Services. He is a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church, Kingsport.
Ladley 69th anniversary
Recently Capt. Herb and Amy Ladley observed their 69th wedding anniversary.
The couple was married Dec. 27, 1944, in Yuma, Ariz. They drove from Los Angeles, Calif., the evening before they were married in Yuma the next day. Following their wedding, the couple drove back to Los Angeles, so Amy could return to her position with Lockheed Aircraft Co. and Lieutenant Herb returned to his U.S. Navy fighter squadron in Alameda, Calif.
The couple now resides in the Ridgefields section of Kingsport.
Davis and Hoover
Jennifer Wentworth Hoover of Kingsport, Tenn., and James Clement Davis III of Marion, S.C., were married Dec. 28, 2013 at First Broad Street United Methodist Church, Kingsport. The Rev. Mickey W. Rainwater officiated at the 6:30 p.m. candlelight ceremony. Music was provided by Mr. and Mrs. Ira Thomas Allen Jr., and Mr. Paul E. Patterson Jr.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Ted Hoover of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ted Hoover of Kingsport, and Mr. Myles Wentworth Whitlock Jr., and his late wife, Mrs. Corrie Miller Whitlock, of Spartanburg, S.C. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Clement Davis II of Marion, and the grandson of Mrs. Marion Edward Freeman and her late husband, Mr. Marion Edward Freeman, of Marion, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Davis, formerly of Centenary, S.C.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore a designer all-lace wedding gown. The bodice featured a keyhole back with a satin ribbon and broach embellishment at the waist. The fit-and-flare skirt ended with a sweep train and a fingertip-length veil. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white roses and green hypercium berries.
Mrs. Virginia Davis Hayes, sister of the bridegroom, of Greenville, S.C., was matron of honor. Mrs. Erin Jackson Wallen was the scripture reader. Bridesmaids were Miss Kathryn Lynne Larkins of Johnson City, Tenn.; Mrs. Kathryn Banner Madden of Greenville; Miss Sally Rose Meyer of Charlotte, N.C.; Miss Ashley Marie Mullinax of Rutherfordton, N.C.; and Miss Chesney Lynn Spivey of Nashville, Tenn.
Cousins of the bride, Miss Madeline Grace Looney of Kingsport; Miss Caroline Margaret Whitlock of Spartanburg, S.C.; Miss Hannah Eleanor Whitlock of Lilburn, Ga.; and Miss Hannah Jean Whitlock and Miss Sarah Elizabeth Whitlock of Falls Church, Va., served as program attendants.
Mr. James Clement Davis II served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Mr. Eric Walker Boatwright of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Mr. Christopher Daniel Hayes of Greenville; Mr. Bradley Ted Hoover Jr. of Greenville; and Mr. Stanley Dean Yarbrough of Easley, S.C. Cousins of the bride, Mr. Robert Calhoun Looney of Kingsport, Mr. Christopher Allan Whitlock Jr. and Mr. Corey Austin Whitlock of Lilburn; and Mr. Myles Wentworth Whitlock IV and Mr. Payton Kelly Whitlock of Spartanburg, S.C., were ushers.
A reception was held at Allandale Mansion, Kingsport. Orange Krush performed for the party.
The bride received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Clemson University, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and served as a university tour guide. She received a master’s degree in gifted education from Converse College. She is employed as a kindergarten teacher in Greenville County Schools and is a member of the Junior League of Greenville.
The bridegroom received a bachelor’s degree in computer science and information technology and information systems security from Limestone College. He is employed as an analyst at Elliott Davis Inc., Greenville.
Following a wedding trip to the Grove Park Inn for the holidays, the couple will reside in Greenville, S.C.
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.