Nell Goodson 101st birthday
Nell Goodson celebrated her 101st birthday with a reception held in her honor March 19, 2012, at Crown Cypress.The event was hosted by the staff and family of Crown Cypress.Mrs. Goodson was born March 18, 1911, in Hawkins County. She was married to Elmer Goodson for 30 years until his death in 1957.She is the mother of the late Kenneth Doyle Goodson, formerly of Church Hill; Imogene G. Trent of Rogersville, and Pamela G. Ward of Church Hill. She is the grandmother of Bill Trent, Tracy Goodson Espy, Phillip Trent, Elizabeth Trent Metz, Brandon Ward and Laura Ward Meade. She is the great-grandmother of Will Trent, Monica Trent, Carter Metz, Amelia Metz and Houston Meade.Nell retired from the Hawkins County School System in 1985 after 25 years of service.She is a member of First Baptist Church of Surgoinsville and is the oldest member chronologically as well as in membership of church.
Whitson and Cole
Ainslie Whitson of Blountville, and Matthew Cole of Blountville, plan to be married in an open-church ceremony at 6 p.m., June 9, 2012, at Blountville Christian Church.The bride-elect is the daughter of Gary and Gayle Whitson of Blountville, and the granddaughter of Bill and Mary Anna Whitson of Bakersville, N.C., Edith Buck of Kingsport, and the late Howard Buck Sr. She graduated from Northeast State Community College. She is employed at Sprint/Nextel.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Mark and Lori Cole of Blountville, and the grandson of Don and Deloris Cole of Blountville, Linda Hawks of Bristol, Tenn., and Ronnie Hawks of Bristol, Va. He is the great-grandson of Marie Cole of Blountville and the late Roy Cole. He graduated from Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy and is employed as a K-9 officer at the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
Bailey and Forstall
Alexandra Amanda Bailey and Charles Stuart Forstall are engaged to be married. The wedding will take place June 23, 2012, at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, Mount Carmel.The bride-elect is the daughter of Penny and Henry Bailey. Amanda graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and Emory & Henry College. She is employed by Bailey & Associates Real Estate Appraisers, LLC.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Wendy and Fred Forstall of Fairfax, Va. Stuart is a graduate of Fairfax High School and Emory & Henry College. He served five years in the Army Infantry including a 15-month tour during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He now attends Northeast State Community College and is a member of the Army Reserve.
Brock and Wilmoth
Georgia "Jo" Brock and Ray Wilmoth would like to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.Jo is the former owner of Jo Jo's Toddler House, Evarts, Ky. Ray is the owner of Street Gear, Kingsport.The couple plan to be married at 7:30 p.m., March 23, 2012, at North Evarts Baptist Church with David Napier officiating.Following a honeymoon in Las Vegas, Nev., the couple will reside in Church Hill.Friends and family are invited to attend. No local invitations will be sent.
Elizabeth Medlin 99th birthday
Elizabeth Medlin celebrated her 99th birthday with a party held at her home hosted by her children, Betty Lou Bates and Wayne Medlin and wife Linda. Friends and family attended the celebration.Mrs. Medlin was born March 6, 1913, in Sullivan County, and has always resided here. She was married to E.R. "Jimmie" Medlin for 49 years.She is the oldest living member of Vermont United Methodist Church.She has two grandsons, one step-grandson, two great-grandsons, three step-great-grandsons, two great-granddaughters and one step-great-granddaughter.She has always enjoyed cooking and baking with cornbread being her specialty.