Warner and Gibson
Whitney Warner of Kingsport, and Michael Gibson of Kingsport, plan to be married Dec. 10, 2011 at Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church, Kingsport.The bride-elect is the daughter of Jill Warner and the late Steve Warner of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of Joan Morelock and the late George Morelock of Kingsport. She graduated in 2005 from Dobyns-Bennett High School, where she was a member of the band. She received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from East Tennessee State University, and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from Tusculum College. She is employed with Kingsport City Schools at Jackson Elementary School.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Gary and Tammy Gibson of Piney Flats, Tenn., and Dave and DeRhonda Bearden of Kingsport. He is the grandson of DH and Shirley Bledsoe of Kingsport, and the late Otis and Myrtle Gibson of Kingsport. He graduated from Sullivan South High School in 2005. He will graduate in May 2012 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from ETSU Gatton College of Pharmacy. He is employed with CVS/pharmacy.
Powell 25th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Earl (Lisa Ann Price) Powell of Blountville will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open, drop-in reception to be held in their honor from 6 to 9 p.m., Oct. 18, 2011 at Sunnyside Baptist Church.The event is being hosted by their family.The couple was married Oct. 18, 1986 at Sullivan Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Price, uncle of the bride, officiating.They are the parents of Emily Elizabeth of Johnson City, Lynsey Faye of Blountville, and Allie Mackenzie of Blountville.Mr. Powell is employed at Eastman Chemical Co.Mrs. Powell is employed at Cassidy Methodist Preschool.The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Davenport and Teague
Amanda Beth Teague of Kingsport, Tenn., and Robert Carl Davenport of Kingsport, were married Oct. 16, 2010, at Colonial Heights Christian Church. Wes McElravy, senior minister, officiated at the 5 p.m., ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Sandra Teague of Kingsport, and the late William "Bill" Teague, formerly of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of Marilyn Davis of Kingsport, and the late Densil Davis, formerly of Kingsport; Jane and J.R. Lawson of Gray, Tenn.; and Dodge Teague of Hampton, Tenn. The bridegroom is the son of Laura and Karl Gibson of Kingsport, and Carl and Tammy Davenport of Fall Branch, Tenn. He is the grandson of the late Lea and Bill Lawhead, formerly of Kingsport, and the late Carl Sr. and Dorothy Davenport, formerly of Fall Branch.Given in marriage by her family and escorted to the altar by her mother, the bride wore a white dupioni silk gown with a strapless neckline and draped bodice with a dramatic, pleated mermaid skirt. A uniquely placed sash tied at the back of the knees and draped over the chapel-length train.Matrons of honor were Emily Dougherty of Kingsport and Jordan Glover of Kingsport. Bridesmaids were Leigh-Anne Wilson of Kingsport; Caroline Bovender of Kingsport; Whitney Shelton of Kingsport; Brooke Foster of Richmond, Va.; Susan McClellan of Bristol, Tenn.; and Jenny Dyer of Bristol, Tenn. Sophie Weese of Kingsport was flower girl.Best men were Carl and Cody Davenport. Groomsmen were Kyle Ratliff of Kingsport, D.J. Wade of Kingsport, Troy McPeek of Kingsport, Kevin Blakely of Kingsport, Ty Stewart of Kingsport, and Matt Morelock of Kingsport. Zane Kilby of Kingsport was usher. Clayton Collins of Kingsport was ring bearer.A reception was held at BANQ.The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and East Tennessee State University, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi. She is employed at Eastman Chemical Co., and is a member of IAAP.The bridegroom graduated from Sullivan South High School and is attending King College. He is employed at Eastman Credit Union.Following a wedding trip to Maui, Hawaii, the couple resides in Kingsport.
William "Lonzo" Barrett Jr. 90th birthday
William "Lonzo" Barrett Jr. will celebrate his 90th birthday with a family dinner in his honor on Oct. 16, 2011.Mr. Barrett was born Oct. 16, 1921 in Surgoinsville, Tenn.He has been married to "Lucky" Barrett for 67 years. He is the father of Connie Barrett Smith of Kingsport; Bill Barrett III of Johnson City; and Marsha Barrett McFall of Gainesville, Ga.He has three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Steel and Shipwash
Ashley Renee Steel of Kingsport, and Scott Allen Shipwash of Knoxville, plan to be married in an outdoor ceremony at 4:30 p.m., Oct. 22, 2011, at Magnolia Manor, Knoxville.The bride-elect is the daughter of Brett and Sabrina Steel of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Joe and Martha Hardwick of Blountville, and the late Smith and Thelma Jones, formerly of Kingsport. She graduated from Sullivan South High School and received a bachelor's degree in communications with a minor in business administration from the University of Tennessee. She will graduate magna cum laude in December 2011 with a master's degree in business administration with a concentration in human resources from Lincoln Memorial University. She is employed at Verizon, Knoxville, and is a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Kingsport.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Bill Shipwash and Terry Shipwash, both of Knoxville, and the grandson of Reba Ivens of Knoxville, and the late Wilma Sammons, formerly of Knoxville. He graduated from Karns High School and Knoxville Electrical JATC. He is employed at Dow Chemical, Knoxville, and is a member of First Apostolic Church, Knoxville.