Willis and Jeffers
Amber Michelle Willis of Fall Branch, and James Ray Jeffers plan to be married in an open-church ceremony at 4 p.m., June 2, 2012, at Gray United Methodist Church.The bride-elect is the daughter of Bud and Pam Willis of Fall Branch, and the granddaughter of Joe and Iva Townsend of Fall Branch, and the late Glen and Charlotte Willis, formerly of the Harmony community. She graduated from Daniel Boone High School and magna cum laude from Tusculum College, where she was a member of Alpha Chi honor society. She is employed by Greene County Schools at Ottway Elementary and is a member of Gray United Methodist Church.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Gayle Jeffers and the late Linda Nelson Taylor. He is the grandson of the late Coy and Margaret Nelson, formerly of Limestone, Tenn. He graduated from Chuckey Doak High School, where he was a member of FFA and the Washington County Babe Ruth baseball team. He is employed at Greeneville Water Commission and is a member of Clear Springs United Methodist Church.
Crawford and Guimond
Amanda Jennifer Rae Crawford of Kingsport, and Kris Evan Guimond of Lewiston, Maine, plan to be married at 1 p.m., July 28, 2012, at First Free Will Baptist Church.The bride-elect is the daughter of Ray and Betty Sue Crawford of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Rovina (Orpha) Crawford of Kingsport, the late Ralph "Trigger" Crawford and the late Roy and Dorothy Stipes, formerly of Fall Branch. She graduated from Sullivan South High School and East Tennessee State University. She is employed by Citi.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Raymond and Diane Guimond currently residing in Kingsport, and the grandson of the late Irene and Roland Guimond, and the late Irene and Fernand Morin, formerly of Lewiston, Maine. He graduated from Sullivan South High School and Strayer University. He is employed at Walgreens.
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.