Holt and Latham
Katherine Lake Latham of Kingsport, and Michael Graham Holt of Kingsport, were married June 4, 2011, at First Broad Street United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mickey Rainwater officiated at the 4:30 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Margaret Owens Yates of Mountain City, Tenn., and Edward Earl Latham Jr. of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of the late Bertha Henry and Edwards Earl Latham Sr., formerly of Port Gibson, Miss., and the late Richard Jones and Jack Addison Yates, formerly of Grenada, Miss. The bridegroom is the son of Rebecca and Allen Wright of Kingsport, and Michael and Cynthia Holt of Kingsport. He is the grandson of the late Katherine and Ben M. Bowen Jr., formerly of Kingsport, Jean Holt of Kingsport, the late Jack Holt, Marge Erwin of Kingsport, the late Gene Erwin, Lila Wright of Nashville, and the late Harold Wright. The bride was given in marriage and escorted to the altar by her father.Leslie Danehy Webb was matron of honor. Katie McClanaham was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Stephanie Sexton, Amber Sharman Connell and Julie Pierson. Flower girls were Kellan Good and Lleyton Good.Mike Holt served as best man. Groomsmen were Andrew Medukas, Sam King, Jonathan Shoemaker and David Massie. Tripp Dougherty was ring bearer.The bride graduated from the University of Tennessee, where she was a member of Delta Gamma fraternity. She is employed at Psychological Consultants, and is a member of Junior League of Kingsport, and First Broad Street United Methodist Church.The bridegroom graduated from the University of Tennessee. He is employed as an English teacher and football coach at Dobyns-Bennett High School. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church.The couple resides in Kingsport.
Eisenhower and Cureton
Emily Ann Eisenhower of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Scott Matthew Cureton of Kingsport, plan to be married at 4 p.m., Dec. 30, 2011, at Starfire Golf Club, Scottsdale.The bride-elect is the daughter of John and Kimberly Eisenhower of Scottsdale, and the granddaughter of Thomas and Marilyn Dugan of Phoenix, Ariz., and Arthur and Lila Eisenhower of Fountain Hills, Ariz. She graduated from Horizon High School, Scottsdale, and received a degree in marketing from the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fla., where she was a member of the diving team. She is employed at The Hive Marketing Agency, Jacksonville.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Steven and Sally Cureton of Kingsport, and the grandson of Virginia Best, the late Maurice Best, Carolyn Cureton and the late Elbert Cureton. He graduated from Science Hill High School, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and the University of Tennessee Dental School in Memphis. He is presently completing a residency in orthodontics at Jacksonville University.Scott and Emily will move to Kingsport this summer where Scott will join his father in the private practice of orthodontics at Cureton Orthodontics.
Smith and Nixon
Ginger Danielle Smith of Nashville, Tenn., formerly of Kingsport, and Chad Alvin Nixon of Kingsport plan to be married on Dec. 30, 2011, at First Christian Church, Kingsport.The bride-elect is the daughter of Rick and Donna Smith of Baneberry, Tenn., formerly of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Hazel Wagner of Blountville, Tenn., and Earl and Rosemary Richards of Kingsport. She graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications. She is a proud member of Delta Gamma Fraternity. She is employed as an Affiliate Broker with Forest Hills Realtors, Nashville.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Jerry and Gail Nixon of Kingsport, and the grandson of the late Ezra and Myrtle Nixon, formerly of Coeburn, Va., and the late Edgar and Nerine Davis, formerly of Coeburn, Va. He graduated from Sullivan North High School and received a Master's of Business Administration degree from East Tennessee State University. He is employed as Vice President of Business Development at Contour Industries, Surgoinsville, Tenn.
Johnson and Rogers
Sarah Elizabeth Rogers of Kingsport, and Jason Vance Johnson of Elizabethton, were married July 30, 2011, at First Broad Street United Methodist Church, Kingsport. The Rev. Mickey Rainwater officiated at the 2 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Roger Dale and Melinda Rogers of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Henry and Angela Williams of Kingsport, and M.C. and Evalena Rogers of Surgoinsville. The bridegroom is the son of Theron and Lisa Johnson of Elizabethton, and Harvey and JoAnn Anderson of Elizabethton. He is the grandson of Hazel Johnson of Elizabethton.Given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore an Oleg Cassini gown featuring a strapless satin bodice with beaded embroidery, an organza ballgown skirt and a chapel-length train.Mrs. Morissa Diamond of Kingsport, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Kathy Johnson of Gainesville, Ga.; Ms. Kathleen Starkey of Nashville, Tenn.; Mrs. Melissa Van Huss of Gallatin, Tenn.; Mrs. Amanda Perkey of Kingsport, and Mrs. Nicole Henry of Kingsport. Miss Katie Bright of Elizabethton, was flower girl.Mr. Matt Bright of Elizabethton, served as best man. Groomsmen were Mr. Jamie Johnson of Gainesville; Mr. Ben Rogers of Nashville; Mr. Drew Van Huss of Gallatin; Mr. Client DeSatta of Kingsport, and Mr. Cabel Bullard of Johnson City. Ring bearers were Mr. Alden Anderson and Mr. Baylor Anderson of Roan Mountain, Tenn.A reception was held in the fellowship hall at First Broad Street United Methodist Church.The bride graduated from East Tennessee State University and is employed at DPKY Management.The bridegroom graduated from Northeast State Community College and ETSU. He is employed at Bristol Medical Center.Following a wedding trip to Siesta Key, Fla., the couple resides in Kingsport.
MacKenzie 70th wedding
Bill and Mildred MacKenzie will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Nov. 15, 2011.Bill is a native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Mildred was born and raised in Greenville, S.C. They met while both were attending Holmes Memorial Bible College in Greenville, S.C., and were married Nov, 15, 1941, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.In 1943, they moved to Kingsport, where Bill pastored several Pentecostal Holiness and Assemblies of God churches in the East Tennessee area. Additionally, he worked at Sterchi Brothers Furniture Store on Broad Street, until 1963, when he was promoted to assistant manager and then manager of several Sterchi Brothers stores throughout the Southeast. He retired from Sterchi Brothers in 1984, after more than 40 years' service and then worked an additional 10 years at Gallant-Belk in Anderson, S.C. Mildred was a homemaker and later began a career in retail. She worked at Miller's in Knoxville for several years and at Gallant-Belk in Anderson, where she became a department manager. She retired in 1999, after more than 25 years' service.Bill and Mildred moved back to Kingsport, in 2001, to be closer to their family. They are the parents of Ellen (Dwight) Monday of Kingsport; Donna Kirby of Knoxville, and David (Ka Lea) MacKenzie of Acushnet, Mass. They are the grandparents of Meghan (Chris) Carr of Kingsport, and Chief Petty Officer Paul Kirby, U.S. Navy, San Diego, Calif. They also are blessed to be the great-grandparents of Catherine and Claire Carr of Kingsport, and Jeffery and Julia Kirby of Ormond Beach, Fla.