Coffey and Beard
Whitney Leigh Beard of Kingsport, and Justin Andrew Coffey of Knoxville, were married July 23, 2011, at The Foundry at World's Fair Park, Knoxville. The Rev. Jason Gatti officiated at the 5:30 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Bill and Linda Beard of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John William Beard, formerly of Watertown, Tenn. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Coffey of Clinton, Tenn., and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Coffey of Hartford, Wis., Mr. William Beitz of Brookfield, Wis., and the late Mrs. Beitz.The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father.Matrons of honor were Mrs. Jennifer Beard Hyers and Mrs. Kirsten Bremer Steves. Miss Danielle Caperton was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Tiffany Beard Sharp, Mrs. Krissy Beard Turner and Mrs. Brandelyn Spivey Salyers. Junior bridesmaids were Miss Hannah Brynn Sharp and Miss Molly Anne Turner, nieces of the bride. Flower girls were Miss Lily Kate Turner, niece of the bride, and Miss Lilly Elizabeth Coffey, niece of the bridegroom.Mr. Scott Hewitt served as best man. Groomsmen and ushers were Mr. Terry Coffey and Mr. Corey Coffey, brothers of the bridegroom; Mr. Eric Bishop; Mr. Michael Hopper and Mr. Nicky Gadd. Ring bearers were Mr. Weston Christopher Sharp and Mr. William Ewing Turner, nephews of the bride.The bride received a bachelor of science degree from East Tennessee State University, and a master's degree in elementary education from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. She is employed as a kindergarten teacher with Knox County School System. She is a member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church.The bridegroom received a bachelor's degree in forestry from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He is employed by the National Park Service. He is a member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church.Following a wedding trip to Punta Cana, The Dominican Republic, the couple resides in Knoxville.
Sanders and Hite
Megan Nichole Sanders of Johnson City, and Brandon Ray Hite of Jonesborough, plan to be married in an open-church ceremony at 2 p.m., Dec. 10, 2011, at Eastern Star Freewill Baptist Church.The bride-elect is the daughter of Greg and Angie Sanders of Johnson City, and the granddaughter of the late Lee Roy "Bud" Henley, Mary Henley of Johnson City, William "Bill" Sanders of Johnson City, and the late Pearl Sanders. She graduated from Science Hill High School in 2008, and attends Northeast State Community College. She is employed at Kinder Care and is a member of Eastern Star Freewill Baptist Church.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Dennis R. Hite and Patricia Hite of Jonesborough, and the grandson of the late W.T. Hite Jr. and Pauline B. Hite, formerly of Jonesborough, and Nora McCray of Jonesborough. He graduated from Daniel Boone High School in 2003, and from Walters State Community College in 2008 with an associate's degree in agriculture business. He is employed at the Washington County Soil Conservation Office and is a member of Eastern Star Freewill Baptist Church.
Allen and Jones
Stephanie Brooke Allen of Church Hill, Tenn., and Christopher Brandon Jones of Church Hill, plan to be married in December 2011 at Ridgeview Baptist Church, Church Hill, with Dr. Phil Hoskins officiating.The bride-elect is the daughter of William E. Allen and Joan Clifton Allen of Church Hill. She graduated from Volunteer High School in 2002 and from East Tennessee State University in 2007 with a bachelor of science degree with a concentration in radiography. She is employed as a radiographic technologist at Johnson City Medical Center.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Rita Linkous of Church Hill, and Chris Jones of Georgia. He graduated from Volunteer High School in 2000 and from East Tennessee State University in 2006 with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice. He is employed by the Kingsport City Police Department.
Parker 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Carter (Carolyn Walsh) Parker of Church Hill, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 1 to 3 p.m., Dec. 10, 2011, in the Activities Building at First Baptist Church, Church Hill.The event is being hosted by their children and grandchildren.The couple was married Dec. 16, 1961, in Gate City, Va., with the Rev. Ray P. Hargraves officiating.They are the parents of Tim and Dana Parker of Church Hill, and David and Linda Parker of Church Hill.They are the grandparents of Carter Parker, Isaac Parker, Jessica Parker and Allison Parker.Mr. Parker retired from Eastman Chemical Co. in 1997. Mrs. Parker retired from nursing in 1996.
Arnett and Archie
Dale and Debra Arnett of Kingsport and Camilla Price of Miami, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Melia Brooke Arnett of Miami, Fla., to Adrian A. Archie, also of Miami. He is the son of Doris Peay Archie of Concord, N.C.The couple plan to be married in a wedding ceremony on Feb. 11, 2012, at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hollywood Beach, Fla.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Beatrice Arnett of Greeneville, Tenn., the late Louis Arnett, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Price, formerly of Greeneville. She graduated from Oral Roberts University and the University of Tulsa College of Law. She is employed as a prosecutor with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, Miami, and as a professor at the University of Miami School of Law.The bridegroom-to-be is the grandson of the late Charles Wesley Peay and the late Doris Moon Peay, both formerly of Concord, N.C. He graduated from Richmond University and is employed as a sales representative by Stryker Corp.