Parr and Farmer
Bethany Leanne Parr of Jonesborough, Tenn., and Jason Matthew Farmer of Kingsport, Tenn., plan to be married in an open-church ceremony at 4 p.m., June 23, 2012, at Holy Mountain Baptist Church, 3121 Ashley St., Kingsport.The bride-elect is the daughter of Cheryl Shelton of Afton, Tenn., and David and Doris Parr of Greeneville, Tenn. She is the granddaughter of Frances Shelton of Afton; the late Stanley Shelton, formerly of Afton; and the late Roberta Parr, formerly of Greeneville. She graduated from Chuckey-Doak High School and East Tennessee State University with a Master of Social Work degree. She is employed at East Tennessee State University.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Bill and Marcella Farmer of Kingsport, and the grandson of the late Fred and Dorothy Easterling, and the late Riley and Delphia Kilgore, all formerly of Kingsport. He graduated from Sullivan North High School and Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is employed at the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
Zella Roberts 90th birthday
Mrs. Zella Roberts celebrated her 90th birthday with a gathering of family and friends at Warriors' Path State Park, May 18, 2012.She was married to John A. Roberts (now deceased) and had five children: Wanda Hickman, Marion Roberts, Phyllis Epps, Larry Roberts and Jerry Roberts (deceased). She has 11 grandchildren: Charles Hickman, Tim Hickman, Rosezella Tharp, Tamara Christian, Myra Gray, Beth Keys, Tina Jeffers, Penny Simcox, Michael Roberts, Anthony Roberts and Chad Christian.In later years she was married to Joseph C. Roberts (now deceased).Mrs. Roberts has been active in church all her life and is a member of Bethel Apostolic Church. She is a homemaker.She is a blessing to those around her and is wished many more birthdays.
Pridemore and Hazelwood
Sarah Marie Pridemore of Kingsport, and James Travis Hazelwood of Newport, Tenn., plan to be married at 1 p.m., June 16, 2012, at 1000 Taylor Hill Road, Dandridge, Tenn.The bride-elect is the daughter of Melanie and Richard Honaker of Johnson City, and Daryl Pridemore of Church Hill. She is the granddaughter of Kendall and Ruth Etta Cochran of Kingsport, and Jack and Joyce Pridemore of Church Hill. In 2012, she received a bachelor's of music degree in piano performance from Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, Tenn., where she was a member of Delta Omicron international music fraternity. She is employed as a private piano instructor and is a member of the Music Teacher National Association.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Jeff and Lisa Hazelwood of Newport, and the grandson of A.L. and Bogle Hazelwood and Oscar and Grace James. He received a bachelor's degree in church music from Carson-Newman College in 2009. He is employed as sales liaison at Lincare of Knoxville.
Five generations of the Conkin family
The five generations of the Conkin family are Sarah Conkin, great-great-grandmother; Carol Pyle, great-grandmother; Kim Feagins, grandmother; Kaitlyn Winters, mother and Lane Winters, son.
Brown 50th wedding anniversary
Johnny and Iris Brown of Kingsport, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a party on Memorial Day weekend. The family reunion will be held in their gazebo. Pratt's will be the caterer.The event is being hosted by their daughters and their spouses, their two granddaughters and two grandsons.Johnny and Iris were married Jan. 27, 1962 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Lexington, N.C.Johnny and Iris are the parents of Tina (Rick) Taylor of Alpharetta, Ga.; Elizabeth (Charlie) Justice of Knoxville, and Heather (Jim) Carrigan of Atlanta, Ga. They are the grandparents of Lindsey and Erin Taylor, and Tyler and Kyle Justice.Johnny retired from General Shale Brick Co. Iris is employed as a wonderful mother and grandmother.