Green and Jackson
Tony and Kathy Green of Kingsport, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ty Green to T.J. Jackson, son of Thomas and Judy Jackson of Kingsport.The bride-elect is a graduate of McMinn County High School where she was named MVP of the ladies golf team for four years in a row. In 2010, she earned a degree in nursing from Northeast State Community College and is currently completing a bachelor of science degree from King College. She is employed as a registered nurse in the surgery department at Holston Valley Medical Center. She is a member of First Baptist Church, Kingsport.The bridegroom-to-be is a graduate of Sullivan Central High School and will attend Northeast State Community College in the fall. He is employed in the nursing service department at Wexford House. He attends First Baptist Church, Kingsport.Ty and T.J. plan to be married Sept. 17, 2011, in the gazebo at Mill Springs Park, Jonesborough.
Coffman 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Niles Lee (Wilma Ruth Martin) Coffman of Kingsport, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception held in their honor on Aug. 13, 2011, at Chop House.The event was hosted by their children.The couple was married Aug. 26, 1961, at Beulah Baptist Church, with the Rev. Luther Reed and the Rev. Avery Nichols officiating.They are the parents of Stephen Coffman and wife Linda of Gray; Ruth Coffman Fields and husband Mike of Kingsport, and Andrew Coffman and wife Erin of Kingsport. They are the grandparents of Ericha Coffman Garrison and husband Thomas, Nellie Kate "Kay Kay" Fields, Drew Coffman and Hannah Grace Coffman.Mr. Coffman retired from Eastman Chemical Co. after 44 years of service. Mrs. Coffman retired as an LPN nursing instructor for Kingsport and Johnson City School Systems. She is employed as a church pianist at First Baptist Church, Jonesborough.
Laura Qualls 99th birthday
Laura Qualls will celebrate her 99th birthday on Aug. 16, 2011.Laura was born at Natural Tunnel, Va., on Aug. 16, 1912, to James "Jim" David Wallen and Ollie Bishop Wallen, now deceased. She was married for 59years to Edgar K. Qualls before his death in December 1991.She is the mother of the late James Preston "J.P." Qualls, formerly of Duffield, Va.; Ronald Lee (Eula) and Kemp Edward (Betty) Qualls, all of Kingsport, and Glenda Stapleton (Jerry) of Church Hill. She is the mother-in-law of Louise Qualls of Duffield.Laura loves the Lord with all her heart, and her children feel so blessed to have such a wonderful mother and look forward to many more years with her.
Hill and West
Kara Luana West, formerly of Cleveland, Tenn., and Matthew David Hill, formerly of Kingsport, were married May 14, 2011. The couple resides in Chattanooga.
Dykes 50th wedding anniversary
Elton Charles 'Jack" and Judy Ann (Crawford) Dykes of Kingsport, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor at 2 p.m., Aug. 20, 2011, in the fellowship hall at Solomon's Temple Baptist Church.The event is being hosted by family and friends.The couple was married Aug. 17, 1961, in Gate City, Va., with Samual W. Tatem officiating.They are the parents of Frank Ron Dykes and wife Sherrie of Shawee, Okla., Robert Dykes of Dover, Pa., and Wayland Dykes of the home.They have two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.Mr. Dykes retired from Kingsport Press. Mrs. Dykes retired from Magnavox of Greeneville.The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.