Hall and Sampson
Jamie Lynn Sampson of Hiltons, Va., and Jeremy Wayne Hall of Fort Blackmore, Va., were married Feb. 5, 2011, at Riverview Baptist Church. The Rev. James Salling officiated at the 4 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Teresa Vermillion of Hiltons, and the late Tommy Sampson. She is the granddaughter of Teddy and Carolyn Pendleton, and the late Roy and Kathryn Sampson. The bridegroom is the son of Harold and Catherine Hall of Fort Blackmore, and the grandson of Bill and Bonnie Salling of Fort Blackmore, Faye Hall of Fort Blackmore, and the late Roy Hall.The bride was given in marriage and escorted to the altar by her grandfather, Teddy Pendleton.Courtney Page, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Oliva Sloan, Ashley Frasier and Paige Keller. Allie Page, niece of the bride, was flower girl.Sam Gilmer served as best man. Groomsmen were Logan Gilmer, K.R. Salyer and Nathan Hill.The bride graduated from Gate City High School. She is a student at Legacy Beauty School.The bridegroom graduated from Twin Springs High School. He is employed at AGC Flat Glass North America, Kingsport. Following a wedding trip to Pigeon Forge, the couple resides in Fort Blackmore.
Jones 50th wedding anniversary
A union was entered into on July 29, 1961, by Harold Samuel Jones and Shirley Jean Horne and has been intact for 50 years.Harold Samuel Jones retired from Tennessee Eastman Co. in 1987, as a heavy equipment operator. Shirley Jean Jones was employed by F.W. Woolworth and later became a full-time homemaker.They now reside on Texas Street in Kingsport. An anniversary gathering was held July 30, 2011, hosted by their nieces.
Richards and Morrell
Teresa and Sandy Richards of Hiltons, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Clara Jane Richards to Ryan F. Morrell, son of Patsy and Armando Morrell of Whitesburg, Ky.The bride-elect is a graduate of Gate City High School and in 2010 earned a bachelor of science degree in allied health from East Tennessee State University. She is completing a graduate internship, pursuing a master of science degree in clinical nutrition. She attends Hiltons United Methodist Church.The bridegroom-to-be is a graduate of Whitesburg High School and earned a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering from ETSU. He is employed by Sperry Drilling Service as a field engineer. He attends St. George's Catholic Church.Clara and Ryan plan to be married in the fall of 2012.
Lathrop and Schneider wedding announcement
Heidi Rebecca Schneider of Corpus Christi, Texas, and James Pratt Lathrop of Corpus Christi, were married July 2, 2011, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Corpus Christi. The Rev. Richard Gonzales officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Kent and Coleen Schneider of Johnson City. The bridegroom is the son of James and Marie Lathrop of Corpus Christi.
Trudy Schneider, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Marie Elise Kimbrough, sister of the bridegroom, was bridesmaid.
Samuel Lathrop, nephew of the bridegroom, served as best man. Eric Schneider, brother of the bride, was groomsman.
The bride graduated from Science Hill High School in 1999 and received a bachelor of science degree in psychology in 2003 and a doctor of physical therapy degree in 2006, both at East Tennessee State University. She is employed at Driscoll Children'€™s Hospital in Corpus Christi.
The bridegroom graduated from W.B. Ray High School, Corpus Christi in 1995 and received a bachelor of business administration degree in management from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 1999. He is an IT consultant.
Following a wedding trip to Fredericksburg, Texas, the couple resides in Corpus Christi.
Ellison 48th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. John David (Mary Ruth Gillenwater) Ellison celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary June 28, 2011, in Seattle, Wash.The couple was married June 28, 1963, in Dungannon, Va., with the Rev. Ralph Flanary officiating.They are the parents of Kimberly Prillhart of Kingsport. They have two grandchildren.Mr. Ellison retired from Holston Defense Corp. Mrs. Ellison retired from Cedar View Christian School.