Nyla Blankenbecler 80th birthday
Nyla Blankenbecler celebrated her 80th birthday at home with her children on Nov. 11, 2011.Mrs. Blankenbecler was born Nov. 11, 1931, in Gate City, Va. She was married to the late Charles W. Blankenbecler.She is the mother of Serita, Carol, Ivan and Ella, all of Kingsport. She enjoys reading, watching television and spending time with family and friends.
Vicars 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Lowell A. (Rosemary Taylor) Vicars of Kingsport, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 3 to 6 p.m., Nov. 13, 2011, in the fellowship hall at Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church.The event is being hosted by their family.The couple was married Oct. 27, 1961, at Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church, Kingsport, with the Rev. Winston Sweeney, now deceased, officiating.They are the parents of Dawn (Tim) Hodges of Kingsport, the late Jennifer Vicars, Chris (Brooke) Vicars of Kingsport, and Darin (Tonya) Vicars of Kingsport. They have six grandchildren. Numerous others have and continue to call them "Mom" and "Dad," and "Gana" and "Papaw."Mr. Vicars retired from Mead Paper/Domtar. Mrs. Vicars is a retired homemaker. They are both currently working at spoiling grandchildren.The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Hoover and Cox
Sarah Elizabeth Hoover of Limestone, Tenn., and Alex Christopher Cox of Gray, Tenn., plan to be married in a private ceremony at 6 p.m., Nov. 11, 2011 at Fairview United Methodist Church, Jonesborough, Tenn.The bride-elect is the daughter of Robin Woods of Limestone, and Harris and Marydell Hoover of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of Lessley and Sara Ellen Barr of Blountville, Tenn., and the late Jean and Franklin Kiser, formerly of Kingsport. She graduated from Daniel Boone High School, Gray, in 2004, and is a student at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Ned and Regina Cox of Gray, and the grandson of Wanda Cox of Mosheim, Tenn.; the late Eugene Cox, formerly of Mosheim; Gladys Hamilton of Mohawk, Tenn.; and the late Daniel Hamilton, formerly of Mohawk. He graduated from Daniel Boone High School, Gray, in 2003 and received a master of science degree in technology from East Tennessee State University in 2009. He is employed at Essyx Exhibits & Displays, Johnson City.
Sutherland and Godsey
Lydia Large Sutherland of Gate City, Va., and Stan Godsey of Gate City, plan to be married in an open-church ceremony at 2 p.m., Nov. 26, 2011, at Midway Memorial United Methodist Church.The bride-elect is the daughter of the Rev. Don and Margaret Large of Gate City. She graduated from Honaker High School and VATNP. She is a retired registered nurse.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Betty Wayne Godsey of Gate City, and the late Edwin Godsey. He graduated from Gate City High School. He is owner of A&G Heating & Cooling, Gate City.
Holt and Latham
Katherine Lake Latham of Kingsport, and Michael Graham Holt of Kingsport, were married June 4, 2011, at First Broad Street United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mickey Rainwater officiated at the 4:30 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Margaret Owens Yates of Mountain City, Tenn., and Edward Earl Latham Jr. of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of the late Bertha Henry and Edwards Earl Latham Sr., formerly of Port Gibson, Miss., and the late Richard Jones and Jack Addison Yates, formerly of Grenada, Miss. The bridegroom is the son of Rebecca and Allen Wright of Kingsport, and Michael and Cynthia Holt of Kingsport. He is the grandson of the late Katherine and Ben M. Bowen Jr., formerly of Kingsport, Jean Holt of Kingsport, the late Jack Holt, Marge Erwin of Kingsport, the late Gene Erwin, Lila Wright of Nashville, and the late Harold Wright. The bride was given in marriage and escorted to the altar by her father.Leslie Danehy Webb was matron of honor. Katie McClanaham was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Stephanie Sexton, Amber Sharman Connell and Julie Pierson. Flower girls were Kellan Good and Lleyton Good.Mike Holt served as best man. Groomsmen were Andrew Medukas, Sam King, Jonathan Shoemaker and David Massie. Tripp Dougherty was ring bearer.The bride graduated from the University of Tennessee, where she was a member of Delta Gamma fraternity. She is employed at Psychological Consultants, and is a member of Junior League of Kingsport, and First Broad Street United Methodist Church.The bridegroom graduated from the University of Tennessee. He is employed as an English teacher and football coach at Dobyns-Bennett High School. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church.The couple resides in Kingsport.