Latture and Scott
Elliot Grace Latture of Kingsport, and Jason Taylor Scott of Daphne, Ala., plan to be married at 6:30 p.m., June 23, 2012, at Blackthorn Club, Jonesborough.The bride-elect is the daughter of Sheila Hensley Knight of Kingsport, and Eddie Knight of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of Rita Knight of Appalachia, Va. She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she was a member of Delta Gamma. She is employed at Robert Half International.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Kelly Taylor Drinkwine of Franklin, Tenn., and Brett Drinkwine of Daphne. He is the grandson of Karen Taylor of Suwanee, Ga., and Bill Taylor of Suwanee. He graduated from the University of Tennessee, where he was president of Pi Kappa Phi. He is employed at Pier 1 Imports Corporate.
Joyce Owens 80th birthday
Joyce Owens recently celebrated her 80th birthday.She was born Feb. 22, 1932, to Dewey and Grace LaForce. She is the mother of Carolyn Woods (Danny), Nina Hall (Jim), Danny Owens (Patty) and Billy Owens (Sonya), all of Kingsport. She is the grandmother of Nathan Hall, Cari Estep, Jay Crawford, Robbie Brickey, Derek Owens, Kayla Owens, Anna Owens, Kip Woods and Heather Harrell. She is the great-grandmother of Brie Hall, Mally Estep, Emma Grace Brickey, and Danielle, Jarred and Rebecca Harrell.Joyce retired from Tennessee Eastman Co., in 1994. She is a long-time member of Bloomingdale Baptist Church, where a surprise birthday party was given in her honor.
Bledsoe and Asbury
Keith and Lisa Bledsoe of Stickleyville, Va., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Sarah Jesie to Matthew David Asbury of Belfast, Va.Sarah is the granddaughter of Martin and Bertha Wynn of Thorn Hill, Tenn., and the late William "Bill" and Loretta Bledsoe, formerly of Stickleyville. Matt is the grandson of Unice and Adda Leah Davis of Rosedale, Va., and the late Gordon and Hazel "Babe" Asbury, formerly of Pounding Mill, Va.A May wedding is planned at the Covenant Mountain Mission Bible Camp, Jonesville, Va.
Five generations of the Reed family
The five generations of the Reed family are Evelyn Reed, great-great-grandmother; Benny Reed, great-grandfather; Lori Crawford, grandmother, Kala Hickman, mother and Adalyne Hickman, daughter.
Nickels and Sisler
John Mark Nickels, son of Mark and Paula Nickels of Kingsport, and Mary Katherine Sisler, daughter of Michael and Sheila Sisler of Dubuque, Iowa, were married on Dec. 31, 2011, at St. Michael's Church in Chicago. A New Year's Eve reception followed at the Elysian Hotel.To complement her designer wedding gown by Elie Saab for Pronovias, the bride wore an heirloom veil of point de gaze needle lace done with linen thread, handmade in a Belgian convent around 1880. The bridegroom's maternal great-great-grandmother, May Martin Hill, first wore the veil in her wedding to Samuel Watkins Overton in 1889. It has been worn in every generation of the bridegroom's family since.The bridegroom's mother, Paula Nickels, explained, "My great-grandmother left this veil in her will for all future heirs to use. I was thrilled when Mary Kay and John Mark decided to carry on this tradition. She was a gorgeous bride and exquisite in the veil."The bridegroom is the great-grandson of Watkins Overton, mayor of Memphis during the Depression, and the five-greats-grandson of John Overton, who co-founded Memphis and managed Andrew Jackson's presidential campaigns.John Mark is also a descendant of James White, who founded Knoxville, and Ezekiel Polk, whose grandson was President James K. Polk. His six-greats-grandmother was Ann Robertson Cockrill, often called "the first schoolteacher of Tennessee," who flat-boated down the Cumberland River with her brother General James Robertson to settle Nashville. John Mark graduated from Sullivan South High School and received bachelor of science degrees in computer engineering and computer science from Northwestern University. He works as a proprietary trader for GETCO. Mary Kay obtained a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Iowa, with a double major in communication studies and Spanish. She is co-owner of a home furnishing and design store.After a honeymoon trip to Argentina, the couple resides in Chicago.