Beavers and Miller
Ali Beavers of Kingsport, Tenn., and Nathan Miller of Kingsport, plan to be married at 5:30 p.m. June 2, 2012, at First Broad Street United Methodist Church.The bride-to-be is the daughter of Randy and Ann Beavers of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of the late Gordon and Merle Beavers, and the late Margett Jewette Horne and Worley Horne of Dungannon, Va. She graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and Georgia Southern University where she was a member of the women's tennis team. She is attending the Charlotte School of Law, Charlotte, N.C.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of David and Linda Miller, and the grandson of Pat Miller of Kingsport, the late Jim Miller, Sue Hammerich of Sarasota, Fla., and the late Richard Hammerich. He graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and East Tennessee State University. He is employed as a performance coach at Champions Sports Performance, Charlotte, N.C.
Wright and Lambton
Peyton Jennings Wright of Kingsport, and Christopher Lambton of Dennis, Mass., plan to be married May 5, 2012, in Charleston, S.C.The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. James F. Wright and Dr. Karen Reed-Wright of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of the late Jack M. and Frances B. Reed, and the late Fred S. and Elizabeth L. Wright, all formerly of Kingsport. She graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and received a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Tennessee, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta fraternity and the UT Dance Team. She is employed at Varsity Spirit Fashions.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Mr. James Edward Lambton of Dennis, and the late Marjorie Silliker Lambton. He is the grandson of the late Dr. Stuart and Elizabeth Silliker, formerly of Middleboro, Mass., and the late Joseph Edward and Francis Lambton, formerly of Montreal, Canada. He graduated from Dennis-Yarmouth High School and Providence College, where he was a member of the Big East Conference All Star Track Team. He is co-owner of E. Lambton Landscaping.Chris and Peyton are now working together on a new landscaping show for HGTV titled "Going Yard."
Poirier 50th wedding anniversary
Ronald Poirier and Kaye Swinney Poirier celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 7, 2012.They are the proud parents of sons, Steve Poirier and wife, Sandra of Albuquerque, N.M.; Chris Poirier and wife, Karen, of Church Hill, Tenn., and Doug Poirier of Kingsport.They have also been blessed with three beautiful grandchildren, Johanna Noel Poirier and Wilson Dale Poirier, of Albuquerque, and Tianna Brooke Poirier of Church Hill.Ron and Kaye were married by Kaye's uncle, the Rev. Leonard G. Lane Sr. on April 7, 1962, at First Baptist Church, Abilene, Texas. Uncle Leonard also performed a renewal of vows for them 25 years later in Albuquerque. They have been active members of Indian Springs Baptist Church since moving to Tennessee in 1990.They are looking forward to a joyful family reunion this summer when they celebrate with their family.
O'Brien and Peters
Jennifer O'Brien of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Greg Peters of Kingsport, plan to be married at 11 a.m., June 2, 2012, at World Outreach Church, Murfreesboro.The bride-elect is the daughter of Barbara and Ken Turner of Murfreesboro, as well as Robert and Elaine Alsup of McMinnville. She is the granddaughter of the late Robert and Fern Alsup, formerly of Murray, Ky., Janet Guthrie of Burgin, Ky., and the late Robert Guthrie. She graduated from Oakland High School and received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Middle Tennessee State University. She received a master's degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati. She is employed as an eligibility counselor with the State of Tennessee.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Jon and Carolyn Peters of Kingsport, and the grandson of the late John and Katie Peters, formerly of Wartburg, Tenn., Henrietta Cate of Knoxville, and the late Matt Cate. He graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee. He is employed by Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A., Smyrna, Tenn.
Droke 65th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Verlin P. (Vivian Dors) Droke of Kingsport, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary April 10, 2012.The couple was married April 10, 1947, in Great Falls, Mont.They are the parents of Paulette Droke of Kingsport, and Riky Droke and wife Teresa of Johnson City.During Mr. Droke's six years of military service in the U.S. Air Force, he spent his last three years stationed at Malstrom A.F.B. in Great Falls. The future Mrs. Droke worked in the engineering department at this base not ever thinking that in 1949, she would be moving with her new husband to his home in Tennessee.Mr. Droke was the owner of Droke's Family Shoe Stores for 43 years before retiring in 1993. Mrs. Droke helped in the shoe stores and is a homemaker.